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British 1821 Heavy Cavalry Officer’s Sword With Ordnance Acceptance Star, Edwardian ERVII & Royal Artillery Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 16007:4 - 16007:4
An original British 1821 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Officer’s sword (see page 95 of World Swords by Withers). It has full knuckle bow with voided foliate decoration, steel mounts with a knurled steel section back strap grip, knurled rounded pommel cap and fish skin covered wood handle with wire binding. It has a 33", flat backed steel blade with broad fullers. The has the correct ordnance acceptance star and the back of the blade is marked ‘London Made’. The blade has etched panels on both sides. One side has foliate panels and ‘Royal Artillery’ with stylised winged arms device. The reverse has foliate panels & Kings crown together with heraldic arms, latin motto and Edwardian ‘ERVII’ Royal cypher (Edward VII Rex). It has its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings and shoe. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16007:4
£345.00

British 1857 Pattern Royal Engineers Officer’s Sword By Hobson & Sons London With Etched Kings Crown Panel & Ordnance Acceptance Roundel, Leather Covered Field Scabbard & Sam Browne Pattern Leather Frog. Sn 16007:5 - 16007:5
This is a very good, original, 1857 Pattern British Royal Engineers Officers Sword. This pattern of sword was carried by Engineer officer’s until the late 19th century and is considered one of the most attractive Victorian sword designs. (see page 178 of World Swords by Withers). The Sword has a 32 ½” single edged blade with partial fullers (38 ¾” overall). The blade has light staining to be expected with age. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer Hobson & Sons London and has the ordnance acceptance star and inlaid roundel. Both sides of the blade have etched panels, one side featuring the Kings Crown, & Royal Cypher indicating later use in the early 20th century. The reverse has very faint foliate panels and stylised winged arms device. The hilt is fitted with its original leather washer. It has the correct ornate brass voided bowl guard knurled brass pommel and grip strap. It has the correct fish skin grip with wire binding which is tight and intact. The sword has its brown leather covered scabbard which has a German Silver throat mount. The scabbard is fitted with an original Sam Browne pattern brown leather frog with straps, brass stud and buckles. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16007:5
£395.00

Named Victorian British Officer’s Medal Duo Afghanistan 1878-80 Medal & India General Service Medal 1854-95 With 2 Clasps Burma 1885-87 & Burma 1887-89 To Surgeon Lieut Colonel H.G.L Wortabet Mounted For Wear & File With Antecedents & Career Information. - 16012:1
This is a nice pair of medals to Henry George Luther Wortabet 3rd Infantry & Indian Medical Dept. The medals comprise of Afghanistan 1878-80 Medal With Clasp & India General Service Medal 1854-95 With 2 Clasps Burma 1885-87 & Burma 1887-89. The rim of the Afghanistan medal is impressed ‘Surg: H.G.L Wortabet I.M.D’ . The rim of the India General Service medal is engraved ‘ Surgn. H.G.L Wortabet 3rd Infy’. Both medals are mounted for wear and are in very fine condition. The medals are accompanied by a bound file of paperwork detailing the Officer’s antecedents & Military career including the fact that Wortabet was born in Syria on 5th November 1858. He qualified in Edinburgh & went on to rise to Lieut. Colonel in March 1899 whilst serving with the Indian Medical Dept. He retired on 22nd June 1909. The document also contains copies of pages of the London gazette & honour rolls / service appointments pertaining to the Officer. The front cover of the file bears a colour photograph of the medals. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16012:1
£595.00

Named Victorian British Medal Trio Egypt 1882-89 Medal With Suakin 1885 Bar, Khedive’s Star 1884-86 Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (2nd Type) To Sgt Major M. Mc Inerny Medical Staff Corps Mounted For Wear & Copy Of Corps Roll - 16012:2
Named Victorian British Medal Trio Egypt 1882-89 Medal With Suakin 1885 Bar, Khedive’s Star 1884-86 Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (2nd Type) To Sgt Major M. Mc Inerny Medical Staff Corps With Ribbons Mounted For Wear & Copy Of Medical Staff Corps Roll. Sn 16012:2 This is a nice trio of medals to Sgt Major M. Mc Inerny Medical . The medals comprise of Egypt 1882-89 Medal With Suakin 1885 Bar Khedive’s Star 1884-86 Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (2nd Type). The rim of the Egypt medal is impressed ‘1519 Serg Maj M. McInerny M.S. (Medical Staff) Corps. The Khedive’s Star is correctly un-named and as issued. The rim of the Army Long Service & Good Conduct medal (2nd Type) is also impressed ‘ 1519 S. Sergt M. Mc Inerny A.H (army Hospital) Corps. The edge of this medal has a small knock. The medals with ribbons are mounted for wear. The ribbons are frayed in places. The Medical Staff Corps were the forerunners of the R.A.M.C (Royal Army Medical Corps) and were called the Army Hospital Corps until becoming the R.A.M.C in 1898. The medals are accompanied by 2 pages of A4 size paper. One page has a copy of a colour photograph of the medal group, the other is a copy of the Medical Staff Corps roll with the Sgt Major listed. The price for this medal group worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 16012:2
£550.00

Named Victorian Crimean War British Medal Duo 1854 Crimea Medal With Sebastopol Clasp & Turkish Crimea Medal To Sgt Robert Connor 46th Regiment With Ribbons Mounted For Wear. Sn 16012:3 - 16012:3
This is a nice pair of Crimea war medals to Sgt Robert Connor 46th Regiment. The medals comprise of 1854 Crimea Medal With Sebastopol Clasp & Turkish Crimea Medal (Turkey awarded their Crimea war allies with these medals). The rim of the 1854 Crimea medal is Regimentally impressed to ‘546 Robert Connor 46th’. The rim of the Turkish Crimea medal is impressed ‘ Sgt Robert Connor 46th Regt’ and is the Sardinia issue with ‘La Crimea 1855’ to the obverse. It has a ring suspension. The edges of both medals have minor knocks. Both medals are mounted for wear and are in excellent condition. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16012:3
£325.00

Named Victorian Boer War British Queen’s South Africa Medal With Clasps Orange Free State, Transvaal & Laings Nek With Ribbon To Pte 6343 W. Dawkins 2nd East Surrey Regiment. Sn 16012:4 - 16012:4
This is a nice Queen’s South Africa Medal With Clasps Orange Free State, Transvaal & Laings Nek With Ribbon. The metal has a nice colour tone & the rim of the medal is impressed to ‘6343 Pte W. Dawkins 2nd E. Surrey Regt’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16012:4
£175.00

Named Victorian Crimean War British 3 Bar 1854 Crimea Medal Alma, Inkermann & Sebastopol To Pte Hy Hayward 2nd Battalion The Rifle Brigade With Ribbon. Sn 16012:5 - 16012:5
This is a very nice British Crimea medal to Pte Hy Hayward 2nd Battalion The Rifle Brigade. The medal has 3 bars Alma, Inkermann & Sebastopol. The bars are firmly affixed. The rim of the medal is marked to ‘Pte Hy Hayward 2nd Bn R Bde’. The rim of the medal has some minor knocks. The price for this medal worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 16012:5
£495.00

Cased, Named Victorian British Medal Trio Egypt 1882-89 Medal With Tel-El-Kebir Bar, Khedive’s Star 1884-86 & Edward VII Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal To Pte & Lance Corporal F. Parfitt Notts & Derby And Cameron Highlanders Regiments. - 16012:6
This is a nice group of medals Pte Parfitt Notts & Derby And Cameron Highlanders Regiments. The medals comprise of Egypt 1882-89 Medal With Tel-El-Kebir Bar, Khedive’s Star 1884-86 & Edwardian Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal . The rear of the medal is dated 1882 and the rim is impressed ‘1273 Pte F. Parfitt 1/ Cam’n Highrs (1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders)’. The back of the Khedive’s Star is the 1882 version and has parfitt’s Regimental number 1273 stamped along with number 79. The rim of the Edwardian Army Long Service & Good Conduct medal is impressed ‘2040 L. Corpl F. Parfitt Notts & Derby Regt. The medals came together in the leather covered case with hinged lid and must be to the same person but with a change of Regiment. The lined case has a trade ink stamp (illustrated). The price for this medal group worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 16012:6
£450.00

1890’s – 1920’s Into WW2 Japanese Officer's Katana Sword With Murato Oil Tempered Blade, Tang With Arsenal Marks, High Quality Mounts, Steel Scabbard & Major To Colonel Ranks Cord With Tasselled Knots. Sn 16011 - 16011
This is an excellent original Japanese Officers sword with murato oil tempered blade (the method of oil tempering was developed by Colonel Murato in Government Arsenals in th 1890’s to 1920’s). Oil tempered blades were not signed by smiths but often have Arsenal inspection marks. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original high quality copper and brass fittings including floral Menuki. The pommel is holed for lanyard and is fitted with an original Major to Colonel ranks tasselled cord which is in excellent clean condition. The cutting edge of the blade is 26 ¼” length and is razor sharp. The scabbard has single hanging ring and retains its original brown paint and ornate mounts. The scabbard has no dents. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16011
£1,300.00

SOLD SOLD (14/02) ZULU WAR ERA, 1870’s Victorian British Swinburn’s Patent Martini Action 577 x 450 Obsolete Calibre Rifle With Henry Rifling By V&R Blakemore London / Abingdon Works Issued To The Natal Volunteers With Sling & Illustrated Info File - A 1001
The Swinburn rifle in outward appearance is very similar to a Martini Henry, however the action is of the Swinburn patent. In simple terms this has a falling block and cocking lever as in a Martini, but employs a V leaf spring and hammer to strike the firing pin and has an additional side lever which allows the hammer to be cocked without operating the under lever. In the Mid 1870’s The Colonial Government of natal purchased quantities of Swinburn patent Martini action carbines & rifles to arm their Police & Volunteers. This is an excellent and exceptionally rare to find Natal Volunteers issue Swinburn Patent rifle. An illustrated document file containing a copy of a ‘Tower Heritage Collection Firearms History Sheet’ regarding this rifle which states “records indicate that only 850 Swinburn rifles were supplied to Natal in the run up to the Zulu war and this is one of them” and many pages of excerpts from the book ‘Brave Men’s Blood: The Swinburn History It’s Issue & Use During The Zulu War’ by Knapp which contains detailed information regarding the origins of the Swinburn rifle and Units of the Natal Volunteers accompanies the rifle. The action has the correct additional side mounted Swinburn cocking lever and is stamped ‘V&R Blackmore London Swinburns Patent’ (The history sheet states that although marked Blackmore this rifle was almost certainly made by the Abingdon Gun works which was a partnership of leading members of the guntrade in which John Field Swinburn was a major shareholder. The barrel is stamped ‘Henry’s Patent (rifling) A&T (Adams & Tait Birmingham)’ & numbered ‘2327’. The barrel is also numbered ‘Z3159’ and has the correct bayonet lug. The metal work is undamaged. The wood work is all original and has just the bumps & bruises consistent with age & service use. The underside of the shoulder stock is impressed with matching number ‘Z3159’. The rifle has sling swivels fitted with buff leather sling. The 36” barrel has a clean bore with crisp Henry Patent rifling. The rifle has a block and blade fore sight and flip up graduated ladder rear sight. The rifle’s cocking & firing actions work as they should and it has its original cleaning rod. The price for this historic piece includes UK delivery. NB as an obsolete calibre, antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1001
£0.00

WW1 British WD MK II 1918 Pattern Brodie Trench Helmet Stamped ‘HS 63’, Brodie Ink Stamped Liner, Leather Chin Strap & Devonshire Regiment King’s Crown Badge. Sn 16027 - 16027
The Devonshire Regiment was a Regular Army unit. After absorbing some 500 reservists, elements of the Regiment departed for France, landing at Le Havre on 21 August 1914, just 17 days since Britain's entry into the war, as part of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF). The Regiment saw much action throughout WW1. This is an original WW1 MK II 1918 Pattern British Brodie Steel helmet to the Devonshire Regiment. It is complete with leather chinstrap. It has its original rough textured olive finish. The finish has wear in areas to be expected but there are no dents. It has its correct small central copper rivet at the crown and chinstrap bales attached with correct split pins. The front of the helmet is mounted with a darkened metal KC cap badge of the Devonshire Regiment. The helmet has its original net liner & black oilcloth sweatband with red ink 'Brodie' manufacturer's stamp and WD arrow mark. The rim of the helmet is stamped 'HS 64'. It has its original brown leather chinstrap and buckle. The helmet is approx. UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16027
£595.00

VERY RARE, Original, WW1 British Tank Driver’s Armoured Leather ‘Splatter’ Face Mask With Chain Mail Veil & Original Cord Ties. Sn 16018 - 16018
This is a very rare, original WW1 British Tank Driver’s Steel & Leather ‘Splatter’ Face Mask With Chain Mail Veil. The steel mask with slotted steel eye guard protection and ridged nose guard is leather covered and has a padded chamois leather backing. It has its original cloth head ties and original chain mail veil to protect the driver’s mouth and chin. The steel, leather and material are clean & intact. The price for this very rare piece of WW1 tanker’s equipment includes UK delivery. Sn 16018
£1,295.00
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