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WW1 British Officer's Sam Browne Belt, Holster For The .455 Webley Service Revolver, Ammunition Pouch, Sword Frog and 2 x Cross Belts. Sn 14347 - 14347
A WW1 British Officer's Sam Browne belt, .455 Webley Service holster, Ammunition Pouch, Sword Frog and 2 x cross belts, all in excellent condition. The belt is in excellent condition and is supple and has a very nice patina. It retains all of the brass loops and equipment hook. It also has the leather belt keeper. It measures 45" when laid out flat. The holster is for the .45 Webley service revolver (The revolver in the holster in the photographs is just for demonstration purposes and not included in the sale). The holster is dark brown leather, it has a nice patina. It has a fold over flap which has a brass 'button' attached, a leather strap, stitched to the rear folds forward and over the 'button'. Inside the flap it has a hand written name "A.F. Stanton R.A." (Royal Artillery). On the rear it has a leather belt loop for attaching to the Sam Browne Equipment Belt. All of the stitching on the holster is secure and in good condition. The ammunition pouch is in excellent condition and retains a very nice patina. All of the stitching is present and secure. The sword frog again is in very good condition and retains all of the stitching which is secure. It has two leather straps which retain all the correct buckles and keepers. The cross straps secure through the brass belt loops on the belt. They retain all of the brass buckles and brass 'buttons'. This is a very nice complete set with 2 x cross straps. The price includes delivery. Sn 14347
£285.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD Boer War 'Gentleman in Khaki' Original Framed and Signed Print By Richard Caton Woodville and Signed By Him. Sn 13636 - 13636
This is a framed (29" x 21") South Africa War 'Gentleman in Khaki' original signed print by Richard Caton Woodville and signed by him. The visible print size inside the frame is 19" x 12". From "The Absent-Minded Beggar" an 1899 poem by Rudyard Kipling, set to music by Sir Arthur Sullivan and often accompanied by an illustration of a wounded but defiant British soldier, "A Gentleman in Kharki" by Richard Caton Woodville. The song was written as part of an appeal by the Daily Mail to raise money for soldiers fighting in the Second Boer War and their families. The fund was the first such charitable effort for a war. The chorus of the song exhorted its audience to "pass the hat for your credit's sake, and pay– pay– pay!" The patriotic poem and song caused a sensation and were constantly performed throughout the war and beyond. Kipling was offered a knighthood shortly after publication of the poem but declined the honour. Vast numbers of copies of the poem and sheet music were published, and large quantities of related merchandise were sold to aid the charity. The "Absent-Minded Beggar Fund" was an unprecedented success and raised a total of more than £250,000. This is the illustration by Richard Caton Woodville that accompanies the poem, 'A Gentleman in Khaki'. The print is in very good clear condition and is framed behind glass ready for hanging. There is a white name tag at the bottom of the frame which has "Absent Minded Beggar" in black writing on it. The print is signed in the bottom left hand corner with 'R. Caton Woodville', see one of the photographs. It illustrates a uniformed soldier who is carrying a Long Lee Enfield Rifle with a Metford bayonet fixed, below this is a smaller illustration of soldier in the prone position aiming a rifle. This is a very famous illustration that is associated with Rudyard Kipling's Poem. Due to the nature of this framed print we may need to remove the glass from the frame before as if it breaks in transit it may damage the print. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13636
£0.00

Wolverhampton Police Male Constable's / Sergeant's Blue Serge Helmet With Blackened Wolverhampton Police Helmet Plate. 13907:53 - 13907:53
Wolverhampton Borough Police was a police service in the Borough of Wolverhampton from 1837–1966, when it was merged into the West Midlands Constabulary. This is a good condition, male Constable's / Sergeant's helmet of Wolverhampton Police. It has a blue serge 2 panel blue body, with a blackened metal rose boss and a Wolverhampton Police Queen’s Crown (QE II) helmet plate. The inside has a fully adjustable leather sweat band. The price for this helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:53
£115.00

Vintage Belgium, Antwerp Police Police 'Combe ' Helmet With Helmet Plate and Numbers '331'. Sn 13907:54 - 13907:54
A vintage Belgium, Antwerp Police 'Combe' helmet and helmet plate with numbers '331', complete with chin strap. The helmet is in excellent condition and is made from hard lined dark blue felt & serge. On the outside it has a serge head band and on the front this has the numbers "331". above this is the Antwerp Police helmet plate in chromed metal and above this a chromed combe top with front. The combe runs all the way back to the neck protector. The combe also incorporates two vents, one either side. Inside it has a leather sweat band with stitched red cotton sweatband and drawer string. The chin strap is black leather and has a metal adjusting buckle. This is a very nice condition example of the Antwerp Police helmet. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:54
£175.00

Vintage French National Police Kepi Scecam Bernay, Size 57. Sn 13907:55 - 13907:55
This is a very nice example of the French National Police Kepi Scecam Bernay. It is in excellent condition and retains the French National Police blue white and red enamel badge to the front. It has a chin strap with silver bullion decoration and secured with two rosettes, one either side. On the top it has silver bullion piped edges on the top and side. The cap has a black visor. It is in excellent undamaged condition. Inside it is lined with white cotton and has a black ink stamp "S B M Toulon 57" and handwritten "Biloute A.J.". The kepi has a black leather sweat band. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:55
£125.00

West Riding Constabulary Male Constable's / Sergeant's Blue Serge Helmet With Blackened West Riding Constabulary Helmet Plate. 13907:56 - 13907:56
The West Riding Constabulary was established in 1856 as a county force which operated alongside the existing borough forces until amalgamation began in 1968. It was originally divided into 31 police districts within the county. In 1928 the first patrol car made an appearance and a Road Traffic Division was created in 1938 – a driving school being established at Wakefield in 1944. Women first joined the force in 1925. This is a very good condition, male Constable's / Sergeant's helmet of West Riding Constabulary. It has a blue serge 2 panel blue body, with a blackened metal rose boss and a West Riding Constabulary Queen’s Crown (QE II) helmet plate. The inside has a fully adjustable leather sweat band. The sweat band is nicely stamped "Christy's of London". The price for this helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:56
£115.00

South African Police Pith Helmet and South African Police Kings Crown Helmet Plate, Size 7 1/8. Sn 13907:57 - 13907:57
This is a rare South African Police Pith helmet in blue serge and with a Kings Crown helmet plate. The South African Police (SAP) was officially formed on the 1st April, 1913, from the Police corps of the various Provinces. It remained the national police force in South Africa from 1913 to 1994. It was also the de facto police force in the territory of South-West Africa (Namibia) from 1939 to 1981. With the outbreak of the First World War the SAMR were called to service and the SAP assumed their responsibilities. 957 police officers were also assigned to the Defence Force for active duty, in the course of which 73 were killed. In 1927, after the SAMR had been disbanded, the SAP took over the Pietermaritzburg and then the Durban (1936) areas. After this all duties excluding those of the South African Railway Police and the South African Military Police Corps became the responsibility of the SAP. On 1 June 1939 South West Africa (now Namibia) also fell under SAP jurisdiction. The helmet is stamped inside with the size "7 1/8" and a makers stamp "SAP H PLY Bulldog Pretoria" and a hand written "66/59". There is also a Dymo tape tag "S.A.P. 1948". The helmet is in excellent condition, the outside being a six panel blue serge with top vent. It has a South African Police Kings Crown helmet plate to the front. There is a black leather head band. Inside the outer rim is lined in green cotton and inside it has a leather sweat band. The top vent is secured with a brass screw fixing inside. It has two brass hooks for a chin strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:57
£295.00

British South Africa Police (BSAP) Shko Style Native Police Constables Helmet With Badge. Sn 13907:58 - 13907:58
A Vintage British South Africa Police (BSAP) Shako Type helmet. This is the shako used by forces of the British South Africa Police (BSAP), which was the paramilitary police force of Rhodesia. It was created as a force of mounted infantrymen in 1889 by Cecil Rhodes’ British South Africa Company. In 1896 it began to operate independently and “Company” was dropped from its name. It remained part of Rhodesia’ paramilitary police forces until it was disbanded following the formation of the Zimbabwe Republic Police in 1980. The unit saw action in the First and Second Matabele Wars, the Second Boer War, the First World War, the Second World and the Rhodesian Bush War. The helmet is cork and covered with khaki, it has a flat top and to each side there are vents. The helmet has a headband. It retains the original Rhodesian brass helmet plate. Inside it has a green lining in the peaks and inside it has a leather sweat band and two brass hooks for a chin strap.
£275.00

WW1 Princess Mary Christmas Tin 'Bullet' Pencil. Sn 14333 - 14333
The Princess Mary Gift Fund box is an embossed brass box that originally contained a variety of items such as tobacco and chocolate. It was intended as a Christmas present to those serving at Christmas in 1914 and was paid for by a public fund backed by Princess Mary. Princess Mary's original intention had been to pay, out of her private allowance, for a personal gift to each soldier and sailor. This was deemed impracticable and a proposal was made that she lend her name to a public fund, which would raise the necessary monies to provide the gift. It was anticipated that the majority of eligible recipients would receive an embossed brass box, one ounce of pipe tobacco, twenty cigarettes, a pipe, a tinder lighter, Christmas card and photograph but quite early on the committee in charge received strong representations that an alternative gift should be made available for non-smokers. After some discussion the Committee agreed that non-smokers should receive the brass box, a packet of acid tablets, a khaki writing case containing pencil, paper and envelopes together with the Christmas card and photograph of the Princess. This bullet pencil bears the Princess Mary's monogram on the brass case and is stamped with "Sterling Silver on the bullet. The ‘pencil bullet’ was not fashioned out of real bullet parts, it was simply a pencil with a rounded sterling silver end that looked like an unfired round when stored inside a brass tube resembling a cartridge case. The monogram is clear as can be seen in the photographs, the pencil looks to have not been sharpened and is full length. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14333
£125.00

Rochester Divison Kent Constabulary Victorian Police Presentation Truncheon, Hand Decorated Constable 88. Sn 14331 - 14331
A Victorian (V.R. C.1837-1850) Police Presentation Truncheon, Hand Decorated to Kent Constabulary, Rochester Division. Following the introduction of the Metropolitan Police in 1829 one of the next pieces of legislation enabling the formation of a police force was the Municipal Corporations Act of 1835. The result of this reform was to allow 178 boroughs to form a watch committee, which in turn had to establish and supervise a local police force. The Kent County Constabulary became operational on 20 May 1857 with 222 officers, and truncheons from this period are rare. The example shown is decorated with a crown over a script ‘VR’ cipher and inscribed ‘KENT’ in the cartouche. This truncheon is made from hard wood and is painted black above the grips where the hand painted decoration has been applied. It is hand decorated and varnished. The truncheon has the Queens Crown at the top in red, gold, black and white. Below this is "VR" in gold and there is a gold cartouche below this with "Kent" in gold on a red background. Below this it has "Rochester Div. 18". The truncheon has a multi grooved grip which is shaped. This is a very nice truncheon. The truncheon measures 18 1/2" long. The price includes Uk delivery. Sn 14331
£375.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD A Rare WW2 1942-43 German 'In Memory of My Military Service' Jersey Occupation Commemorative Pewter Plate To 3. Artillerie Regiment 319. Sn 14334 - 14334
This is a rare WW2 1942-43 German Occupation of Jersey 'In Memory of My Service' Commemorative Pewter plate to 3. Artillery Regiment 319. The German Occupation of Jersey began one week after the British government had demilitarized the island fearing for the safety of civilians should there be any conflict. The codename for this was “Operation Green Arrow” and the initial German Air Force reconnaissance flights mistake civilian farming lorries for troop carriers. By 7 May 1945, the German army had surrendered and the end of the war in Europe was announced. During the week leading up to 6 May islanders had been hearing reports of Hitler’s fall in Berlin by way of their hidden radios. In spite of the fact that the island was still officially under occupation, rumors began circulating of an imminent end to the war in Europe. On the 8th May the Channel Islands were liberated. At 3.00pm Winston Churchill crackled onto the airwaves to give, perhaps, the most famous speech of his career. The Prime Minister’s words announced the end to the war in Europe and the “unconditional surrender of all German land, sea and air forces in Europe”. When, amidst great cheers across the island, he uttered the words, “our dear Channel Islands are also to be freed today”. This rare pewter plate is in perfect condition. It has been commissioned by a member of the German Occupation forces from 3. Artillery Regiment 319 between 1942-1943 in memory of his service on the island. It has the German cross symbol at the top with the Swastika in the centre and "1939". Below this it has "Fur Erinnerung an Meine Diensbeit" which translates to 'Memory of my Military Service'. Below this it has "3. Artillerie Regiment 319" and " Insel Fersey" 'Island Jersey' "1942-43". The plate measures 8 1/2" across and has a decorated border. It stands 3/4" high. The reverse is plain. It is undamaged. This is a very nice and rare item to come up for sale and unique to the 3. Artillerie Regiment 319. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14334
£0.00

1950's French Police 'Paris Bandsman's' Kepi With Bullion Badges By Perchet Freres. Sn 13907:59 - 13907:59
An Original 1950's French Police 'Paris bandsman' Kepi. The kepi is made from dark blue corded cloth and on the top and the top edges it has a fine gold bullion piping with cross design on the top. It has a silver bullion chin strap secured on either side with a silver coloured button. The peak is black with black rolled edge. To the front it has two bullion badges. The top one is silver green and red and the one below is silver. Inside it has a brown leather sweat band. It is lined in brown silk and in the top it is stamped with the manufacturers stamp, "Equipment Militares Perchet Freres 4 Rue des Mauvais Garcons 58 Rue du Roi de Sicile, Paris". A very nice example. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:59
£125.00
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