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Boxed Blank Firing 1950’s Webley Mark 2 ‘Sports Starting Pistol’ With One .22 Blank Calibre 6 Round Magazine & Instruction Leaflet. Sn 21198:1 - 21198:1
The Webley Starting Pistol is a vintage firearm that holds a significant place in the history of starting pistols. Produced by the esteemed British manufacturer Webley & Scott, it was first introduced in the early 20th century and quickly became a popular choice for sporting events. The Webley Mark 2 is a 6 shot blank firer. It features a sleek design with a sturdy construction, showcasing the craftsmanship and attention to detail for which Webley & Scott is renowned. The pistol is typically made of blued steel and features *white semi-chequered Bakelite grips, providing both durability and aesthetic appeal. This starting pistol fires .32 &.22 calibre blank cartridges, which produce a loud report and smoke when fired, creating a distinct signal for the commencement of races or other events. The reliability and loudness of the report made the Webley a preferred choice for many race officials and competitors. Although the Webley is primarily associated with sporting events, it also found its way into theatrical performances and historical re-enactments. Its realistic appearance and sound effects allowed it to effectively simulate the firing of a real firearm without the danger of live ammunition. This example is a Mark 2 model from the 1950’s. Its loading & firing mechanisms work correctly. The metalwork is very good with only minor use related marks. The grips are excellent. The pistol comes with its original Webley labelled box, original illustrated instruction leaflet which is torn and smudged with age. The pistol comes with its original .22 blank calibre 6 round magazine. This is a rare collectors item. The price includes UK delivery. NB as a top venting blank firer no licence is required to own this item in the UK. Sn 21198:1 (drawers office)

**EX WW2 GERMAN POW BERT TRAUTMAN GOALKEEPER & OTHER MANCHESTER CITY FOOTBALL CLUB LEGENDS CONNECTIONS**Large Framed Collection Of 3 Original Photographs Of Manchester City Players In Iconic Sporting Moments Of Football History, Each Player Signed. - 1949 - 19497
This is a large framed collection of 3 original photographs of Manchester City Football players in Iconic sporting moments of football history, each signed by the Manchester City Player Involved. Each mounted photograph has a visible surface area of 15 ½” x 11 ¼”. The glazed ebonised wood frame measures a large 49 ¾” length x 22 ½” width and 1 ¼” depth. Each signed photograph has a plaque beneath describing the Manchester City player involved and the circumstances surrounding their involvement in the sporting event captured in each image. THE TOP PHOTOGRAPH: captures the immediate moment football Goalkeeping legend Bert Trautmann broke his neck in the Manchester City 1956 FA Cup Final. The black and white image bears Bert Trautmann’s signature in ink. (Bernhard Carl "Bert" Trautmann EK OBE BVO (22 October 1923 – 19 July 2013) was a German professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Manchester City from 1949 to 1964.In August 1933, he joined the Jungvolk, the junior section of the Hitler Youth. Trautmann joined the Luftwaffe early in the Second World War, and then served as a paratrooper. He was initially sent to Occupied Poland, and subsequently fought on the Eastern Front for three years, earning five medals, including an Iron Cross. Later in the war, he was transferred to the Western Front, where he was captured by the British as the war drew to a close. As a volunteer soldier, he was classified a category "C" prisoner by the authorities, meaning he was regarded as a Nazi. One of only 90 of his original 1,000-man regiment to survive the war, he was transferred to a prisoner-of-war camp in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire. Trautmann refused an offer of repatriation, and following his release in 1948 decided to settle in Lancashire, combining farm work with playing goalkeeper for a local football team, St Helens Town. When Bert Trautmann arrived at Manchester City in 1949, 20,000 protested against his signing. By the time he left, he was lauded as the bravest man in British sport. Over time he gained acceptance through his performances in the City goal, playing all but five of the club’s next 250 matches. Named Footballer of the Year for 1956, Trautmann entered football folklore with his performance in the 1956 FA Cup Final. With 17 minutes of the match remaining Trautmann suffered a serious injury after diving at the feet of Birmingham City’s Peter Murphy. Despite his injury he continued to play, making crucial saves to preserve his team’s 3–1 lead. His neck was noticeably crooked as he collected his winner’s medal; three days later an X-ray revealed it to be broken). THE CENTRE PHOTOGRAPH: is colour and captures one of the greatest cup winning goals of all time, Dennis Tueart scoring his famous overhead kick during City’s 2-1 over Newcastle in the 1976 League Cup Final. In a competition where more than 20,000 supporters cast their votes on the 50 golden moments as nominated on The Football League's special 50th anniversary website, Dennis Tueart's winning goal against Newcastle United for Manchester City in the 1976 League Cup Final was voted the greatest moment in the competition's history. The image bears Dennis Tuearts signature in ink. (Fans favourite Dennis Tueart signed for Manchester city in 1974. He scored 73 Goals in 173 matches for Manchester City) . THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH: is black & white and captures Manchester City's Mike Summerbee flicking the ball over Newcastle United keeper Ian McFaul to give City the lead at St James Park in the 1967/1968 Division 1 Championship decider. Manchester City went on to win the match 3-4. The image bears Mike Summerbee’s signature in ink. (Mike Summerbee is regarded as one of the best players to play for the club having played for them for 10 years between 1965-1975 scoring 68 goals and winning 7 trophies for the club) All of the photographs are clean and retain their original colour (any light anomalies visible in the images are merely reflection of flash photography caused by the glazed frame and are not blemishes on the piece). The player signatures are lightly faded consistent with age. We have no information regarding the circumstances in which each photograph was signed. The rear of the frame is mounted with cord for wall hanging. Due to the size of this large glazed display, delivery will be within the UK only by arrangement and at cost. Sn 19497

1934 Patent English Dunhill (London) Tinder Petrol Table Lighter Pistol For Tinder, Cigarettes & Cigars. Sn 21223 - 21223
Dunhill is a Westminster, London-based luxurious cigarette brand owned and manufactured by Dunhill and British American Tobacco. The brand name commemorates the English tobacconist, entrepreneur and inventor Alfred Dunhill. This is a Vintage Dunhill (Cigarette manufacturing Company) Flintlock Tinder Pistol table lighter made using brass & steel with a walnut handle. The Dunhill makers mark has been embossed onto the brass petrol tank 'Dunhill Tinder Pistol Made In England PAT 19273/34 (1934) REGD No. 794093’ The lighter operates by pulling the trigger opens the top plate & creates a spark lighting a wick. The lighter is in fully working order creating a strong spark (the tank is without petrol & will be delivered empty). The ‘pistol’ measures 5 ¾” overall length and stands 4” tall. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21223 (corridor shelf near model soldiers)

Late Victorian / Edwardian Era British Royal Navy Ship’s Steel Banded, Coopered Oak Royal Navy Barricoe Grog Rum Cask, Also Known As A Breaker With Plaited Hessian Rope Carry Handles. Sn 21205 - 21205
Barricoes (aka Breaker) were used on board Royal Navy ships to carry neat rum from the spirit room onto the deck. It would then be mixed with water, in full view of the crew, to make grog for distribution to the sailors. The cask has its original Oak bung with cord attached and sturdy original plaited Hessian rope carrying handles to the ends. Barricoes are quite hard to find in their original condition, like this one. After 1970, many were sold off by the Navy & converted into stick stands. Barricoes are difficult to date accurately with little variation in design. This one is probably either side of 1900 in date.The Oak staves of the keg have just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use and there are no signs of wood worm. Its steel bands are undamaged and secure. The original Oak bung with cord attached is protected by a leather flap nailed to the wood. It is 61cm length and 1.6 Metres circumference at its widest. There are no visible date or maker marks on the Barricoe. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21205

R.A.F.A. Portland Stone Mounted Presentation Piece Inscribed ‘Non Nobis Sed Vobis’ to Rev. A.J.Alderson. 21159. - 21159
A large heavy Portland stone piece with the Royal Air Force ‘Eagle over the World’ above ‘R.A.F.A. (The RAF Association is a well-established charity, managed by professionals and dedicated volunteers) with a scroll with the motto ‘Non Nobis Sed Vobis’ (Not For Ourselves Alone). The stone is mounted onto a solid piece of wood with a silver coloured plaque inscribed ‘.REV A.J.ALDERSON PRESENTED AS A TOKEN OF HIGH ESTEEM FROM MEMBERS OF SPENNYMOOR BRANCH 932’. (Various fighter types had Spennymoor available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. The unit eventually replaced them with Bristol F2bs from the spring of 1918, these aircraft remaining in service after the end of fighting). Weighing an impressive 6kg and measuring; H; 32 cm, W; 33 cm and Depth; 10 cm (plinth). This piece warrants further investigation. The price includes UK delivery. 21159. (Top shelf right hand corner stores)

*German Made*Armi Jager Cal.380 Blank Firing/Side Venting Pistol. MISC 887. - MISC 887
Armi Jager, otherwise known as Adler Jager, was a German-Italian firearms manufacturer located in the small town of Loano, Italy.The gun manufacturer ‘Armi Jager’ was active since the early 1950s, manufacturing semi-automatic .22 rimfire sporting rifles and replica "Western" revolvers. The factory sold most of its designs under the trade name Adler. The Armi Jager production saw significant sales in Italy and exports in the United States, earning a reputation as high quality pistols and rifles. Firearms production at Jager ended by early 1993, according to the old owner Mr. Piscetta for "lack of skilled personnel". The activity continues though as a gun store and gun smithing shop located in the town of Basaluzzo, Alessandria province. The enterprise has since changed its name to "Nuova Jager". Since 2009 the company has been acquired by Mr. Massimiliano Locci. The iconic 'Buntline' design lives on today in the form of Firearms quality weapons and blank firers by Italian manufacturers such as Armando Piscetta and his Loano company Armi Jager. In single action army form this pistol has the blued barrel with blade-foresight, notched rear sight in the hammer, the frame and hammer with full hardening-colour, blued cylinder, brass grip frame and rounded brass trigger guard and hardwood grips. The pistols serial number is 1184 which is to the frame stamped beneath the cylinder which is also stamped ‘Cal .380 154 10’. The metalwork is excellent as are the grips *minute mark to the rear of the left-hand side*. The barrel is blocked *see images* and it is side venting, the length of the pistol is 28cm. The pistol cocks and dry fires correctly and the price includes UK delivery. MISC 887.

Military Issue MK1 Mils Prismatic Marching WFS Compass. MISC 885. - MISC 885
Model MK1 Mils was introduced in 1966 and has been used in Conflicts by the British Army from the Falklands, Bosnia and still used during the First Gulf War. So called a prismatic compass because of the right-angled prism that folds over the compass. When the eye is brought close to the prism the readings can be taken while sighting the point of observation. The prism's height can be adjusted for sharper readings of the scale on the compass card. The glass above the compass has a scale that can be adjusted with a screw on the side. The cover has a round sighting glass window with a dividing line. Stamped to the rear is; ‘WFS B3985 MILS MK1 6605-99-960-0789’. The prismatic compass was an indispensable instrument for officers in the British Army. Made from brass and over lacquered in black. The compass is intact, and still contains the original fluid damped disc, the inside is clear and the numbers, (Divisions: 360 deg., clockwise), Mils is stamped on the mother of pearl compass card dial which is easy to read. There are compass points engraved on the outside dial with a turning dial held in place by a brass screw. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 885.

*Large* Cheshire Regiment Printed Cotton Table Linen. MISC 875. - MISC 875
After the War, the 1st and 2nd Battalions were amalgamated and became a depot battalion in 1948. The regiment was deployed to Cyprus and to Egypt in 1951 and to Malaya in 1957. It was posted to Abercorn Barracks in Ballykinler in 1960 and to Buller Barracks in Münster in 1962. While in Munster the regiment was deployed to Cyprus under UN command for six months from October 1964 to April 1965. The regiment moved to Netheravon in Wiltshire for six months in 1966 and then went to Warminster as Demonstration Battalion. The regiment moved to Weeton Barracks in 1968; during the latter part of 1968 the regiment was deployed to Bahrain for nine months, and was then sent to Derry in Northern Ireland at the start of the Troubles in 1970. In December 1970, the regiment was posted to Berlin for two years. The regiment returned to Weeton barracks in 1972 but undertook further tours in the Province throughout the 1970s. On 1 September 2007, the Cheshire Regiment was merged with the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th Foot) and the Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's) to form a new large regiment, the Mercian Regiment, becoming the 1st Battalion, Mercian Regiment. Measuring; 84” x 102”. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 875. (Rear shelf nr flags)

*Large* Woven ‘NAAFI’ (Navy, Army and Air Force Institute) Ceremonial Table Linen. 16262. - 16262
The British Government established NAAFI on 9th December 1920 by combining the Expeditionary Force Canteens (EFC) and the Navy and Army Canteen Board (NACB) to run the recreational establishments needed by the Armed Forces, and to sell goods to servicemen and their families. NAAFI expanded its operation over the next 17 years, supporting military bases and deployments across the world, from Bermuda and Jamaica, to Singapore and China. At the outbreak of WWII NAAFI grew exponentially to support the troops on active service, with the number of employees rising from 8,000 to a peak of 110,000 and the number of trading outlets growing from 1,350 to almost 10,000. Tragically, 550 NAAFI employees lost their lives supporting the war effort overseas. NAAFI rescaled its operations, closing canteens at a rate of 200 per week and reducing the number of employees to 65,000 by 1947. From the 1950s to the 1980s NAAFI expanded its offer to include hotels and holiday camps for military families. This large quality woven NAAFI ceremonial table cloth/linen measures 54” x 84” and weighing over a kilogram with the NAAFI emblem in the centre and surrounded by a floral design would have been used for social and ceremonial occasions. In sky blue and white made with a mixture of heavy and light cottons, this piece would adorn any memorabilia/reenactors collection. The price includes UK delivery. 16262. (Back shelf nr flags)

**Lord Admiral Nelson & Battle Of Trafalgar Connections** Limited Edition No. 137 Of 500 Framed Original Piece Copper Sheathing Plate From The Hull Of British War Ship HMS Victory With Certificate of Authenticity By Marine Salvages Nauticalia Ltd. - 21058:1
The British HMS Victory is the oldest commissioned warship in the world. She dates back to July 1759 when her keel was laid. Throughout her lavish career the H.M.S. Victory is the only surviving warship that fought in the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic Wars. In the later she served as Lord Nelson's flagship at the decisive Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. As day broke on Monday 21st October 1805 off Cape Trafalgar, Nelsons fleet of 27 ships formed into 2 columns and sailed towards the enemy. Battle commenced at 11.45 with Collingwoods division breaching the rear of the enemy fleet. Nelson in Victory with her 104 guns followed shortly driving into the centre and opening a devastating fire into the stern of Villeneuve's flagship Bucentaure. Victory then engaged and grappled the Redoutable. At about 13.15 hrs when fighting was at its fiercest, Nelson was shot by a French marksman and taken below where he died at 16.30 hrs. By this time the enemy had been beaten and a great victory won. Seventeen ships had been captured. The French battle fleet was never again a threat. Much damaged the Victory was towed to Gibraltar and finally returned to Portsmouth on the 4th December 1805 bearing her dead Admiral. After repairs at Chatham she was recommissioned in March 1808. For the next 4 years she was in active service in the Baltic and off the coast of Spain. In 1812 now 47 years old she finally returned to Portsmouth on the 4th December, ending her long and historic sea life. In 1824 she became the flagship for Port Admiral. In preparation for the bicentenary celebrations in 2005, HMS Victory underwent a major refit which involved replacing some of her timbers, copper rivets, and copper sheathing plates. Nauticalia Ltd (Shepperton Middlesex England) who specialise in maritime memorabilia bought all the salvaged material after her refit and presented them for sale, framed, in a limited edition of 500 pieces. This is one of those framed bicentenary framed pieces of HMS Victory Copper Sheathing plates with Nauticalia certificate of authenticity numbered ‘137 of 500). The decorative wooden frame is glazed and contains a 13” x 9” copper sheathing plate presented on a blue felt background. The plate has correct green patination to be expected and has rivet holes. The Frame has a metal plate inscribed ‘Copper From HMS Victory’. The rear of the frame has a paper label adhered with Nauticalia product reference and Edition number which matches the certificate. The frame is mounted with hanging rings. The frame measures 21”x16”x 3 ½”. The price for this piece of historic salvage from an iconic war ship includes UK delivery. Sn 21058:1 (shelves storeroom next to clocks)
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