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WW2 1942 Showa Japanese Officer’s Sword With Hand Forged Seki Arsenal Blade, Double Signed Tang ‘Noshu Seki Masa Yuki Saku’ With Leather Field Combat Hilt Cover, Scabbard With Field Combat Cover & Translation. Sn 13904 - 13904
This is an excellent WW2 Japanese Officers Sword & scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with brown cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including tsuba and floral menuki. The pommel has its original lanyard ring. The tang is crisply signed with Japanese script on both sides (illustrated inset in image 2). One side ‘Noshu Seki Masa Yuki Saku’ which translates to ‘Masa Yuki made this in Seki City Noshu Province in the year of showa 1942’ (He was a registered swordsmith of Seki, see Slough’s book Modern Swordsmiths of Japan 1868-1945 and Kapp & Yoshihara for reference). The other side translates to ‘17th year of showa 1942’ (black & white photocopy images of the tang markings with translation & a small label referencing the sword smith accompanies this piece). The original 25 ½” blade has pronounced hamon (illustrated inset in image 3). The blade is clean with original polish. The hilt has its original laced brown leather field combat cover which has contemporarily applied Japanese ink script characters (illustrated inset in image 3). It is carried in its wood scabbard with metal fittings and a single hanging ring. The scabbard is fitted with its original leather field combat cover which is laced at the throat. All leather and stitching of the covers are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13904
£1,195.00

Best Quality English John Richards Birmingham 1797 Sterling Silver Hallmark Mounted .65" Bore, English Percussion Duelling Pistol (Converted From Flintlock). A 572 - A 572
John Richards was a Birmingham Gunmaker recorded as having premises at 17 Colemore Street, Birmingham in 1769 (see page 49 of Bailey & Nie's book 'English Gunmakers) . This is a best quality Percussion Duelling Pistol (Converted From Flintlock) By John Richards. It is 15 ½” overall with a 10" round steel barrel which is .65" Bore. The smoothbore is clean with no pitting. It has a stepped steel colour case hardened side plate with scroll engraving & dolphin hammer. The side plate is engraved 'John Richards'. It has a 'V' notch rear sight and bead foresight. It has a walnut full stock with chequered grip together with Hallmarked rounded Silver butt & stock mounts including trigger guard with extended tang & engraved pineapple finial. The English Hallmarks date to 1797 (illustrated inset in image 2). The neck of the stock is inlaid with a void Silver disc. It is complete with its steel and brass tipped wood ramrod and Silver ram rod mounts. Its action is nice and tight & works as it should. The action has a sliding safety catch. The metal and wood of the pistol have no damage. The price for this best quality pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 572
£1,475.00

Victorian, English, Cheshire Constabulary Police Shako By Christy’s London With Original Cap Badge. Sn 13907:1 - 13907:1
This is a very good original Victorian era Police Shako. The Shako has a blue serge covering with a broad stitched headband and patent leather visor and neck guard. The front of the Shako is mounted with its original Victorian metal Cheshire Constabulary cap badge with correct mounting lugs to the rear. The rear and left & right sides of the Shako have ringed vent holes. The Shako is complete with its leather sweatband and manufacturer’s paper label ‘Christy’s London’, together with original white ink stores code ‘236/23’. The Shako is approx. UK size 6.The material of the Shako has areas of wear consistent with age & service use which can be seen in the images. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:1
£475.00

Victorian, English, Peterborough Borough Police Shako By Christy’s London With Original Cap Badge. Sn 13907:2 - 13907:2
This is a very good original Victorian era Police Shako. The Shako has a blue serge covering with a broad stitched headband and patent leather visor and neck guard. The front of the Shako is mounted with its original Victorian metal Peterborough Borough Police cap badge. The rear and left & right sides of the Shako have ringed vent holes. The Shako is complete with its leather sweatband and remnants of its original manufacturer’s paper label which is most likely ‘Christy’s London’, together with original white ink stores code which appears to be ‘1065’ above ‘26’. The Shako is approx. UK size 6.The material of the Shako has areas of wear consistent with age & service use which can be seen in the images. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:2
£475.00

WW1 Era English, Staffordshire Constabulary Police Shako With Original Kings Crown Cap Badge. Sn 13907:3 - 13907:3
This is a very good original WW1 era Police Shako. The Shako has a blue serge covering and patent leather visor. The front of the Shako is mounted with its original metal Kings crown Staffordshire Constabulary cap badge with correct mounting lugs and split pin to the rear. The left & right sides of the Shako have ringed vent holes. The Shako is complete with its leather sweatband and remnants of its paper size label which appears to be ‘6’ (size), together with original red & white ink letters and numbers which appear to be ‘A67’, ‘37’ & ‘6’.The material of the Shako has areas of wear consistent with age & service use which can be seen in the images. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:3
£395.00

WW2 Era English, Stoke On Trent City Police Woman’s Cap Kings Crown Cap Badge. Sn 13907:4 - 13907:4
This is a very good original WW2 era Police Woman’s cap. The cap has a soft blue serge body, blue lace headband & patent leather visor. The front of the cap is mounted with its original metal Kings crown Stoke On Trent City Police cap badge. The cap has its original soft black material lining. The material of the cap is clean with no damage. It is approx. UK size 6. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:4
£345.00

WW2 Era & Pre 1952 Blackburn Police Male Constable's/ Sergeant's 6 Panel Ball Top Helmet With King's Crown Helmet Plate. Sn 13907:5 - 13907:5
A WW2 Era / pre 1952 Blackburn Police male Constable's/ Sergeant's 6 panel ball top helmet with King's Crown helmet plate. This is an excellent example of the Blackburn Police. It has an excellent exterior finish with correct 6 panel construction and ball top with vented top mount and headband with side rosettes. It is fitted with its original metal Kings Crown plate with central containing Arms of Blackburn. Inside it is in excellent condition with a leather sweat band and leather lining. The lining has contemporary ink hand writing ‘A29’ most likely the collar number of the Police Officer issued with the helmet. The size is approximately UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:5
£345.00

Post 1952 New Zealand Police Male Constable's/ Sergeant's 6 Panel White Summer Helmet With Queen’s Crown Helmet Plate and Chin Strap. Sn 13907:6 - 13907:6
An excellent, post 1952 New Zealand Police Male Constable's/ Sergeant's 6 Panel White Summer Helmet With Queen’s Crown Helmet Plate and Chin Strap. It has an excellent exterior finish with correct 6 panel buff leather covered construction,vented top mount and headband. Both sides of the helmet have ringed ventilation holes. It is fitted with its original metal Queen’s Crown New Zealand Police plate. Inside it is in excellent condition with a leather sweat band, leather lining and leather chin strap with buckle. The inside of the sweat band has contemporary ink hand writing ‘W. Gilchrist’ most likely the name of the Police Officer issued with the helmet. The size is approximately UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:6
£225.00

WW2 1943 Nazi German Third Reich City Of Bremen Police Shako With Cockade. Sn 13907:7. - 13907:7
This is the very distinctive helmet of the German Police and was worn from the 1920's right up to 1945. The helmet is made and shaped from green wool fibre. This helmet was made by "H. Becker Berlin". The shako is in excellent original condition and is complete with the black leather chin strap with two alloy buckles and alloy strap ends which are slotted for removal from the side alloy lugs. The leather is undamaged. The top is black leather and stitched to the helmet. The helmet body is green fibre and moulded to the unique shape. The peak and neck peak appear to be black leather with a green finish inside. There are two side vents either side. To the front it has an alloy cockade to the City Of Bremen. On the inside it has an 8 tongue leather sweat band. The inside of the sweat band is ink date stamped ‘1943’. The crown has a nice manufacturer’s label ‘H. Becker & Co GMBH C2’ size marking ‘57’ and a contemporary paper label with the typed name ‘Oberm Muller S6’ no doubt the name and designation of the Police Officer who was issued with this Shako. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:7
£475.00

Post WW2 West German State Of North Rhine–Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen) Police Shako With Cockade. Sn 13907:8 - 13907:8
The West German state of North Rhine–Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen) was created in 1946 through the amalgamation of the former Prussian province of Westphalia and the northern portion of the Prussian Rhine province. This is the very distinctive Shako of the West German Nordrhein-Westfalen Police. The Shako is made of a moulded black composite hard shell & is in excellent original condition, complete with the brown leather chin strap with two alloy buckles and alloy strap ends which are slotted for removal from the side alloy lugs. The shell is undamaged. There are two mesh side vents either side. To the front it has an alloy cockade to Nordrhein-Westfalen. On the inside it has an 8 tongue leather sweat band. The sweat band is size stamped in ink ‘57’ on one side and has a stores code on the reverse. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:8
£295.00

Italian Carabinieri Officer’s Hat With State Cockade & Ostrich Feather Plume. Sn 13907:9. - 13907:9
Inspired by the French Gendarmerie, The Italian Carabinieri is the National gendarmerie of Italy, policing both military and civilian populations. It originally was founded as the police force of the Kingdom of Sardinia. During WW1 the Carabnieri fought alongside Italian troops. During the process of Italian unification, it was appointed the "First Force" of the new national military organization. Although the Carabinieri assisted in the suppression of opposition during the rule of Benito Mussolini, they were also responsible for his downfall and many units were disbanded by Nazi Germany, which resulted in large numbers of Carabinieri joining the Italian resistance movement. Since 2001, it has been one of the four Italian Armed Forces. This is an excellent original Italian Carabinieri Officer’s hat with state cockade and plume. The hat is made of black felt material with black lace trim & is in excellent original condition, complete with black leather chin strap with buckle and black cotton lining. The left and right sides have ventilation holes. To the front it has the distinctive Carabinieri ignited grenade plate with National colours rosette and removable ostrich feather plume. The lining has a small paper size label ’60 /7 3/8’. The price for this impressive piece includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:9
£475.00

RESERVED RESERVED Superb Condition British 1970-1980 City Of London Police Male Constable's / Sergeant's Blue Serge Helmet With City Of London Helmet Plate Number 871, Size 6 1/2" & 'Pol 1126' Commissioner of Police Slip. 13907:12 - 13907:12
The style of the City of London police helmet has changed little since they were first introduced in 1865. The first style helmets had a ¾” leather band around the outside of the helmet, with a down turn brim. The later helmets had a two-style panel construction with a black leather band around the outside of the helmet and were mainly of a cork construction with wool covered and a leather band inside the helmet. The comb on the top of the helmet was brass and painted black. Today the helmet is similar in design except the outside band is made of plastic rather than leather. The comb at the top of the helmet is still painted black. There are no vent holes on either side of a City of London police helmet. This is a very good, male Constable's / Sergeant's helmet of the City of London Police. It has a blue serge body, rigid comb to provide greater protection during public disorder with blackened comb plate and a City of London blackened and gold painted metal helmet plate with collar number 'B 871'. The City of London Police helmet plate is unique amongst the “Home Office” Police forces, in that the helmet plate does not feature the King or Queen’s crown in its design. The plate is basically a variation of the City Coat of arms with the dragon supporters on either side, the shield with Saint Paul’s sword in the top left quarter, the motto "Domine Dirige Nos" is on a garter. The motto means Lord Direct Us. The B Division designation relates to Snow Hill Officers and Wood Street Officers, and between numbers 120-899 relates to Constables and detectives. The inside has a cream soft leather sweat band with red nylon drawer string adjustment cord. The sweat band is size stamped "6 1/2". It has a black leather chinstrap. It comes with a police slip 'Pol 1126' which is a City of London slip "With the Compliments of the Commissioner of Police". This helmet is in very good condition showing very little signs of wear. The price includes UK delivery. 13907:12
£155.00
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