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British ML 4.2 Inch Mortar Sight Mk4. MISC 879 - MISC 879
This is a British ML 3 inch and 4.2 inch mark 4 sight for the British Army’s muzzle loading heavy 4.2 inch mortar used extensively from its introduction in 1942 and whose main use was in firing High Explosive and Smoke rounds. The mortar was used by both British and US forces during WWII. The sight was made by G.D.LTD in 1954 and was designed to measure bearing and angles and would be attached near the muzzle end or was mounted on one of the mortar's legs. The sight is engraved on the body for 3 inch and 4.2 inch mortars with the large alloy drum scale ENGRAVED FOR SIGHT S.B. 4.2 IN MORTAR MK 4. The sight retains most of its original black paint and is complete with its mounting lug. The price includes U.K. delivery. MISC 879

19th Century Bronzed Metal Bust Of Imperial German Kaiser Wilhelm I, Artist Signed Signed ‘C. Keil F.E.C E.M.S’ & Manufacturer Signed 'Guss. H. Gladenbeck U Sohn Friedrichshagen'. Sn 16708 - 16708
Wilhelm I. 22 March 1797 – 9 March 1888) of the House of Hohenzollern, was King of Prussia from 2 January 1861 and the first German Emperor from 18 January 1871 to his death, the first Head of State of a united Germany. Under the leadership of William and his Minister President Otto von Bismarck, Prussia achieved the unification of Germany and the establishment of the German Empire. Carl Keil (1838-1889) began his artistic training with the court sculptor Emil Hopfgarten in Biebrich, became a pupil of Friedrich Drake in Berlin in 1857, made a study trip to Antwerp in 1861, and then to Copenhagen and Paris. His first independent works were the weapon made for the Palace of Count von Waldersdorf in Wiesbaden with two lions in sandstone. Keil's other work is the bust of Emperor Wilhelm I. From 1869 on the façade of the Wilhelmsheilanstalt in Wiesbaden. This is an excellent, bronzed metal bust of Kaiser Wilhelm I by the artist Kiel, made in the 19th Century by 'Guss. H. Gladenbeck U Sohn Friedrichshagen'. The hollow cast bust features the Kaiser in military uniform mounted with honours & medals set on a plinth. The underside of the bust front has cast lettering ‘Kaiser Wilhelm I Deutscher Kaiser’ and the rear underside is signed by the artist C. Keil and further stamped by the manufacturer 'Guss. H. Gladenbeck U Sohn Friedrichshagen'. The bottom of the bust has a bar with hole for mounting. The bust measures 14” height x 10 ¾” width and weighs 3.520 Kg. The price for this impressive bust includes UK delivery. Sn 16708

C1950’s Sturdy Fitted Wood & Leather Construction Shotgun Cartridge Magazine Transit Case To Hold 8 Boxes Of Shotgun Cartridges. Sn 16572 - 16572
This magazine made C1950’s is made of sturdy leather covered wood. It measures 13 ½”x 5” x 12” when closed (including handle). It has a hinged lid, reinforced brass edges, leather security straps with buckles, reinforced stitched seams and brass lock with fastener. The lock without key has a Mountain Goat trade mark. The case has a padded leather carry handle. Internally the case is separated into 3 sections fitted to hold up to 8 shotgun cartridge boxes. Each section has a separate leather quick release flap and the case is lined with green felt. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16572

WW2 Era Imperial Japanese Navy Rising Sun Battle Flag. Sn 16561 - 16561
The Imperial Japanese Army first adopted the Rising Sun Flag in 1870. The Imperial Japanese Army and the Imperial Japanese Navy both had a version of the flag; the Naval ensign was off-set, with the red sun closer to the lanyard side, while the army's version was centred. This is an original WW2 Japanese Navy Battle Flag. The flag measures 35 ½” x 22”. It is made of white cotton and has the correct dramatic printed Naval off-set blood red rising sun with printed sun rays. The flag has a 2” hem with typically stitched in original cord for pole mounting. The flag has small areas of staining but no holes or mothing. There are no visible manufacturer or size markings on this flag. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16561

Large, WW2 Era Imperial Japanese Navy Rising Sun Battle Flag. Sn 16334 - 16334
The Imperial Japanese Army first adopted the Rising Sun Flag in 1870. The Imperial Japanese Army and the Imperial Japanese Navy both had a version of the flag; the Naval ensign was off-set, with the red sun closer to the lanyard side, while the army's version was centred. This is an original WW2 Japanese Naval Battle Flag. The flag measures 8 Feet 6 Inches x 4 Feet 8 Inches. It is made of white cotton and has the correct stitched dramatic Naval off-set blood red rising sun which is 2 feet in diameter with stitched panel sun rays. The flag has a 2” hem with rope and wood toggle for pole mounting. The flag has small areas of service wear and old stable mothing. There are no visible manufacturer or size markings on this flag. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16334

RARE, WW2 ‘Dirty Dozen’ 15 Jewel Swiss Omega British WD Wrist Watch With Correct Military & Manufacturer Markings & Later Wrist Strap. Sn 16357 - 16357
In the 40s, during World War II, Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) needed watches to issue to army personnel – they felt civilian watches just didn’t quite make the mark. Perhaps in a bid to maximise production, rather than partnering with a specific brand, they invited Swiss manufacturers who could build a watch to the requested standard to bid for contracts. Due to the rigours of military life, very strict specifications were set, and all in, twelve watch manufacturers were eventually accepted, resulting in the nickname ‘The Dirty Dozen’. They were: Buren, Cyma, Eterna, Grana, Jaeger Le-Coultre, Lemania, Longines, IWC, Omega, Record, Timor and Vertex. These were all delivered in 1945 and accompanied by a pigskin or canvas strap. More formally, these watches were known as W.W.Ws, a code established by the British Army to distinguish these from other military equipment and it simply stood for Watch. Wrist. Waterproof. The MOD specs were exactly what you would expect a military watch to be - waterproof, luminous, regulated to chronometer level and composed of a case that was rugged. Two serial numbers were required, one being the manufacturer’s number, and the other (with the letter) being the military store number. On top of that, the dial needed to be black, with arabic numerals and sub seconds in order to maximise legibility. The case-back had to include the W.W.W designation and a broad arrow marking, with the dial only displaying the latter. This is a rare, original, WW2 British Military watch by the quality Swiss manufacturer Omega, one of ‘The Dirty Dozen’. The watch has all of the correct WD features listed above and has crisp Omega and WD markings together with 15 jewelled movement and compensated balance wheel (all markings illustrated). The watch is unrestored and has the correct steel pins and removable screw back. It is fitted with later expanding metal bracelet over the original pins. The glazed face is 36mm diameter. The watch has been inspected and is in fully working order. The price for this rare WW2 British Military Omega watch includes UK delivery. Sn 16357

**Lord Admiral Nelson & Battle Of Trafalgar Connections** Limited Edition No. 456 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. 16177 - 16177
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 when fighting was at its fiercest, Nelson was shot by a French marksman and taken below where he died at 16.30. 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 ‘456 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 cord for wall hanging. 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 16177

Early WW2 1940 Silver Plated Brass Regimental Bugle Engraved To The 7th Battalion Manchester Regiment By Boosey & Hawkes London, Presented To The Battalion By Noel M Timson With Lanyard. Sn 16081 - 16081
After distinguished service in both World War I and World War II, the Manchester Regiment was amalgamated with the King's Regiment (Liverpool) in 1958, to form the King's Regiment (Manchester and Liverpool) which was, in 2006, amalgamated with the King's Own Royal Border Regiment and the Queen's Lancashire Regiment to form the present Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's, Lancashire and Border). During WW2 the Manchester Regiment served in Italy, North West Europe and the Far East. The 7th Battalion saw much action in Holland during WW2. This is a Silver Plated Brass Regimental Bugle To The 7th Battalion Manchester Regiment With Lanyard. It measures 12" in length and is complete with it's original removable mouth piece marked ‘2/3’ and hanging rings fitted with plaited lanyard. The horn section is crisply engraved with Regimental device, Latin motto, banners ‘7th Battalion’ & ‘The Manchester Regiment’ above wording ‘ Presented By Noel M. Timson February 1940’. The horn is also crisply engraved by the manufacturer ‘ Boosey & Hawkes Ltd, Makers London’ (the first Boosey offices in London opened in 1792 at 4 Old Bond Street, moving to 28 Holles Street in 1816 and 295 Regent Street in 1874. Following the merger in 1930 Hawkes & Sons moved from their offices in Denman Street to join the Boosey staff at Regent Street which continued as the home of the publishing company until 2005 when it relocated to its current offices at Aldwych House.) The bugle has denting consistent with service use and age. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16081

Quality, Massive, Victorian Medieval / Renaissance Form Halberd Pole Arm. Sn 16004 - 16004
The Victorian era saw a revival of interest of objects from the renaissance and ancient medieval cultures that influenced architecture, decoration, furnishings and art. This renewed awareness led to an intense affinity of arms and armour from those periods of history. Authentic quality reproductions of medieval and renaissance arms and armour were manufactured in the Victorian era. This is a fine, substantial, correctly made Victorian medieval / Renaissance form Halberd Pole arm. The Halberd has a one piece, 3 prong iron head consisting of a 13 cm long armour cracking crow’s beak also used for hooking a mounted opponent from his horse, a 24 cm wide crescent shaped blade and 42 cm long spear point blade. The head has a long integral pronged ferrule riveted to a heavy 3.5 cm diameter Ash shaft with riveted conical iron foot. The width from the tip of the crow’s bill to tip of the crescent blade is 36 cm. The total length of the head from spear tip to bottom of the ferrule is 98cm. The overall length of the Halberd including the pole is a massive 2.54cm. Due to the size of this item delivery will be by arrangement, at cost and within the UK only. Sn 16004

Victorian Era Japanese Antique Tortoise Shell & Antique Ivory Eating Set, Chop Sticks & Knife. MISC 873 - MISC 873
An original Victorian Japanese antique tortoise shell & antique Ivory eating set comprising of 2 x Ivory chop sticks and a Tortoise shell handled knife complete with tortoise shell holder. The holder brass bands and hand tooled brass device. The container is 7" long and has an Ivory end cap secured by a riveted brass bar. The knife has a tortoise shell handle and a 5 ¼” single edged steel blade. The blade has staining consistent with age. The two ivory chop sticks measure 8" length and are undamaged. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 873
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