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Victorian Cast Iron 'Door Stop' Depicting Lord Kitchener On Horse Back Mounted On A Metal Plinth. MISC 858. - MISC 858
This is a contemporary door stop of Lord Kitchener who won fame in 1898 for winning the Battle of Omdurman. thus securing control of the Sudan. For this he was given the title 'Lord Kitchener of Khartoum'. As Chief of Staff in the second Boer war, he played a key role in Lord Roberts Conquest of the Boer Republics. He then succeeded Roberts as Commander in Chief. After spells in India and Egypt he returned to Britain and in 1914 became Secretary of State for War. His face was well known on the famous @Your Country Needs You' posters. He died on 5th June 1916on H.M.S. Hampshire when the ship struck a German mine. This is a nice contemporary door stop of a National hero. It is in very good condition and undamaged. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 858.

Brass Cased Eight Day Naval Bulkhead Clock By Barkers of Kensington, London, Mounted on Dark Stained Oak Mount, in fully Working Order. Complete with Key. MISC 831. - MISC 831
Barkers of Kensington was a department store in Kensington High Street, Kensington, London. It was started by John Barker and James Whitehead, later Lord Mayor of London, in 1870. It was sold to House of Fraser in 1957. This example has a 6 ½ ” diameter silvered face which is clean. It has 1-12 hour markings with black metal hour and minute hands. It is marked on the face with "Barkers Kensington". The clock case is brass and comes with a key. The face also has an adjustable slow-fast slider in a slot for fine tuning the time keeping. The clock glass in brass frame twists off to reveal the fine tuning slot. There is also a hole for key winding. The clock case measures 7 ¼ ” in diameter, opening out to 9" at the mounting flange and is 2 ¼ " deep. The case has a mounting brass flange, and three factory drilled holes with which it is mounted to a dark stained oak mount which has two brass mounting lugs. Below the top lug the oak mount is stamped with a serial number "1395". This clock is fully functioning, keeping precise time. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 856.

*Ltd Edition* Black Watch Bone China Commemorative Plate Ltd Edition- No 314 of only 500 made - Manufactured by Spode. MISC 830. - MISC 830
With the approval of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother Colonel in Chief of the regiment. The Black Watch, The Royal Highland Regiment originated as six independent companies of foot which were formed in 1725 from Clans loyal to the Government ,for service in the Highlands. Their dark coloured tartans gave rise to the name ‘The Black Watch’. In as new condition in its original presentation box with its letter of authentication. The price for this collector’s item includes UK delivery. MISC 830. (Middle Shelf)

A Cased British Military 'Nero' Stop Watch with 3 Second Sweep, 1/110 Seconds. MISC 828. - MISC 828
This is a high quality, British Military Swiss Movement 'Nero' Stop watch with a 3 second sweep, making it a very accurate stop watch. The rear is stamped with "1/100 Sec" (seconds) and the War Department 'Broad Arrow' along with a serial number "3855". The stop watch has a chromed brass case with a flip rear cover and flip inner cover to reveal the Swiss movement. The inside of the covers is a brushed finish. The front has a white face with black numerals. It has blued steel fingers and brass centre bushes. The glass is flat and clear. It has just one very small chip on the top right side. The watch has a lanyard ring with a push button stop/start button which also acts as a winder for the mechanical mechanism. The stop watch runs perfectly. To the right of this is a zero push button which has a sliding lock bar on it, which operates as it should. The dial is marked around the outside with 3 second intervals divided into 100ths making this very accurate. It has a 3 second full sweep. The sub scale registers up to 60 seconds. This type of stop watch was used in the military on board sub marines for torpedo runs, on board aircraft for timing bomb drops and the army for artillery. It comes in a fitted case with silk and velvet lining. The watch measures 2 ½ " in diameter. This is a very nice, quality time piece. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 828.

WW1 British Officer’s Lacquered Wooden Sword Stick with Ferrule Engraved To ‘Captain Chas Alford MM France 1916-1918’ & Bone Handle. Sn 12097. - Sn 12097
This is a very good original WW1 British Officer’s Sword Stick. The sword has a slim, short 10” triangular blade which is clean, straight and undamaged. The sword stick measures 34 ¾” overall in its scabbard. Its undamaged bone handle has a steel ferrule engraved ‘Capt Chas (most likely abbreviation of Charles) Alford MM France 1916-1918’, indicating that this named officer served in France during 1916-1918 and was awarded the prestigious British Military Medal for valour. The scabbard is undamaged & has a brass roundel throat mount and conical brass end cap. Price for this attractive WW1 Officer’s sword stick to a named Officer which is worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 12097.

SOLD SOLD (23/11) WWI British Standard Issue Weighted Core ‘Trench Club’. 20177. - 20177
Trench raiding clubs were homemade melee weapons used by both the Allies and the Central Powers during World War I. Clubs were used during night-time trench raiding expeditions as a quiet and effective way of killing or wounding enemy soldiers. The clubs were usually made out of wood. It was common practice to fix a metal object at the striking end (e.g. an empty Mills bomb) in order to maximize the injury inflicted. Another common design comprised a simple stave with the end drilled out and a lead weight inserted, with rows of large hobnails hammered in around its circumference. Bosnian soldiers serving in the Austro-Hungarian army were fond of using maces. They were also used by officers to finish enemy soldiers wounded by poison gas attacks. Trench clubs were manufactured in bulk by units based behind the lines. Typically, regimental carpenters and metal workers would make large numbers of the same design of club. This example is 46 cm in length-16 ½ cm at its thickest tapering down to 12 cm at the handle end and weighing just over ½ kg. There are 12 groups of hob nails secured to the ‘business’ end of the club. The wood has been cleaned prior to us acquiring the club. The price for this piece of trench warfare history includes UK delivery. 20177. (Back Shelf storeroom)

Original Medieval form Georgian or Victorian Era Fighting Axe / War Hammer with Original Long Leather Saddle Hanger / Wrist Strap. Sn 13693 - Sn 13693
This excellent unusual Medieval Form Fighting Axe / War hammer was most likely made in the Georgian or Victorian Era. Similar examples of the original Medieval War Hammers are illustrated on page 278 of the book ‘A Glossary Of The Construction, Decoration & Use Of Arms & Armour’ by Stone. This is not a decorative replica of a Medieval War hammer but was definitely made for use. The hard wood shaft has hand tooled decoration and a pierced brass ball end. The axe measures 6” from the broadest part of the cutting edge to the pointed end of the armour / helmet piercing Hammer head. The sharpened cutting edge of the axe head measures 2 ¼” from tip to tip and the underside of the blade has a notch most likely used to rip open the armour of a fallen enemy (similar to how a can opener operates). The heavy octagonal armour piercing hammer is 2 ½” length and has a copper ring towards the end section and conical steel striking point. The axe head is attached to the shaft by 2 long riveted steel tangs. The overall length of the axe is 13 ¾”. The axe is complete with its original unusual leather strap configuration with 2 leather straps combined with buckles (25” overall length) and decorative 4 pointed metal plate star mount (one tip of the star is absent). The strap is attached to a leather ring which is riveted to the shaft. The strap can be configured to form a wrist loop and in its longer form, most likely for hanging from a saddle. The axe with straps attached weighs a hefty 1lb 15 ozs. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13693.

*Large Original, WW1 British De Havilland 'DH4' Bomber Aircraft Propellor Boss Officer's Mess Centre Piece With Front Wind 'Sestrel' Maritime Clock By Smith & Son Southampton Mounted On Original Propellor Wood Plinth. MISC 809. - MISC 809
De Havilland Bi Planes were used by both the British & Americans during WW1 as Bomber & Reconnaissance Aircraft. This is an excellent WW1 British De Havilland Aircraft Propellor Boss Hub Converted To an Officer's Mess Feature Piece With Chrome Plated Cased Front Wind Clock By Smith & Son Southampton. The original Mahogany propellor boss is undamaged and the piece measures a large 42x17x11 inches (including plinth & clock). The blades near to the boss centre are marked ' DE.H.4 LEFT HAND', '210 M & Co', 'ENGNO 450' & '250HP ROLLS ROYCE'. The hub centre is mounted with an undamaged, glazed chrome plated cased clock which is in full working order. The face of the clock which is a maritime piece is clearly marked by the manufacturer 'Sestrel' & 'F. Smith & Son, Southampton'. It has its original minute and hour hands and crisp numerals. The clock with glazed hinged cover has its original key. The boss is mounted on a large wooden plinth made from the wood of the propellors. The price for this superb British WW1 Combat Aircraft centre piece includes UK delivery. MISC 809.

Original, WW1 Sopwith Pup British Fighter Aircraft Propeller Boss Converted To Officer's Mess/ Mantle Feature Piece with Brass Cased Front Wind Clock By Smiths London Mounted On original Propeller Wood Plinth. MISC 807. - MISC 807
The Sopwith Pup was a British single seater biplane fighter aircraft built by the Sopwith Aviation Company. It entered service with the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service in the autumn of 1916. With good manoeuvrability, the aircraft proved very successful. The Pup was eventually outclassed by newer German fighters, but it was not completely replaced on the Western Front until the end of 1917. Remaining Pups were relegated to Home Defence and training units. The Pup's flying characteristics also made it ideal for use in aircraft carrier deck landing and take-off experiments. This is an excellent WW1 Sopwith Pup British Fighter Aircraft Propeller Boss Converted to an Officer's Mess/ Mantle Feature Piece With Contemporary Brass Cased Front Wind Clock By Smith. The original propeller boss is undamaged and measures 18x8x4 inches. The centre of the boss snugly houses the excellent, undamaged, glazed brass cased clock which is in full working order. The clock is push fitted into the boss and can be removed for inspection/ repair. The face of the clock is clearly marked by the manufacturer 'Smiths, British made 179-185 Gt Portland Street, London, W' and 'AC 4322'. It has it's original minute and hour hands and crisp numerals. The boss is mounted on a large wooden plinth made from the wood of the propellor which measures 17 3/4"x 6 1/2x1 1/2". Price for this excellent piece which would make an excellent Officer's Mess or Mantelpiece feature includes UK delivery. MISC 807.

1936 British Royal Navy Marked No.56 VI Leather, Cork & Canvas Cordite Charge Carrier. MISC 812. - MISC 812
An excellent original Brown leather Royal Navy cordite charge carrier. Constructed of Leather, cork and canvas, these carriers were used by the Royal Navy prior to, during and after WW1 to carry the cordite charges for Naval guns. The front is ink stamped with the Royal Navy 'N' mark, War Dept Arrow and diamond cartouches. It has a complete canvas lining, heavy duty leather carry handle and separate brass riveted canvas carry handle. It has a hinged lid with brass riveted leather retaining stap and brass stud. It measures 38" in length & 8" diameter. The lid of the carrier is crisply impressed 'No.56 VI' and 'RL' either side of War Dept arrow. It is also dated '3-36' (March 1936). The price includes UK delivery. MISC 812.
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