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Victorian British Naval Bosun’s ‘Press Gang’ Cord Cosh With Cord Bound Integral Weighted Ends & Leather Wrist Strap . MISC 877 - MISC 877
This is an original, Victorian era cosh in the form used by Royal Navy Press gangs when ‘pressing’ men into Naval service. Those resisting ‘the press’ would often face assault and restraint to enforce their ‘recruitment’. The cosh has a wood shaft and measures 10 ¾” overall length. The shaft is fitted with a leather wrist strap, which slides along the shaft allowing it to be used at either end of the cosh. The shaft has weighted cord bound ‘club’ head ends which double as pommel ends for striking and to assist grip. The club heads have some scuffing consistent with age and use. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 877

Victorian British Naval Bosun’s ‘Press Gang’ Cord Bound Cosh With Integral Weighted Ends. MISC 876 - MISC 876
This is an original, Victorian era cosh in the form used by Royal Navy Press gangs when ‘pressing’ men into Naval service. Those resisting ‘the press’ would often face assault and restraint to enforce their ‘recruitment’. The weighted cosh heads are tightly bound in waxed or lacquered cord and the flexible shaft bound in leather. The cosh measures 12” length. The weighted ‘club’ head ends double as pommel ends for striking and to assist grip. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 876

Victorian British Naval Bosun’s ‘Press Gang’ Cord Bound Cosh With Integral Weighted Ends. MISC 874 - MISC 874
This is an original, Victorian era cosh in the form used by Royal Navy Press gangs when ‘pressing’ men into Naval service. Those resisting ‘the press’ would often face assault and restraint to enforce their ‘recruitment’. The cosh is tightly bound in waxed or lacquered cord. The cosh measures 9 ½” length and has a plaited wrist cord. The shaft has weighted ‘club’ head ends which double as pommel ends for striking and to assist grip. The price for this unusual piece includes UK delivery. MISC 874

**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

WW2 1940 Leather & Webbing Air Drop Valise To Leiut CoL A.C. Newman VC No 2. Commando, Irvine. MISC 871 - MISC 871
This is an original British WW2 1940 dated air drop Valise constructed from hide & webbing. The valise has a leather carrying handle and a padlock staple on the rear of the bag to secure it. The bag is stamped on the back of the top leather 1940 (1940 date) and a large WD crowfoot. There is also a large black WD crowfoot stencilled in black on the front of the canvas bag. The bag has contemporary painted grey square on the front named to LIEUT. COL A.C. NEWMAN No 2. COMMANDO IRVINE. The bag also has a red painted AE near the top flap on the front. This type of bag was used in air drops due to the ruggedness of its construction to carry maps, plans and other essential kit. Lieutenant Colonel Augustus Charles Newman attached to No. 2 Commando during the Second World War and on the 28 March 1942 in the attack on St. Nazaire, France, Lieutenant Colonel Newman was in charge of the military forces and he was one of the first ashore, leading his men and directing operations quite regardless of his own safety. Under his inspiring leadership the troops fought magnificently and held vastly superior numbers of the enemy at bay until the demolition parties had done their work. The colonel then attempted to fight through into open country and not until all the ammunition was spent were he and his men overwhelmed and taken prisoner. Newman was later awarded the Victoria Cross for his part. This bag is worthy of further research and the price includes U.K delivery. MISC 871

RARE, WW1 Era German Army Model 1915 Feldfernsprecher Field / Trench Telephone With Original Wood Case & Crank Handle. Sn 15703:58 - 15703:58
The Model 1915 Feldfernsprecher (Field Telephone) is an early telephone used by the Imperial German army during WW1. The phone connects with wires. The user would turn a crank, the field telephone of your counterpart rings and you can talk to them. The telephones could connect troops at the front line to an outpost with the platoon/ company HQ thus avoid using wireless (if you had any). This is a rare to find example. It is complete with its original nickel plated brass handset wired with communication cord, Bakelite ear piece & mouth piece. The fitted case has the correct terminals for attaching communication wires. A terminal block is marked ‘W Ausg’. It also has its original steel crank handle which slots into a winding hole on the side of the case. The hole has a sliding steel cover. The wooden case is well made with its original hinges and steel button catch. The corners of the case have reinforced steel plates. The inside of the lid has remnants of its original instruction label adhered to it. The case measures It measures 8” x 9” x 3 ½”. The case has service wear to be expected and old stable worm holes. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15703:58

WW2 Era U.S. Navy Bakelite Ship’s Bulkhead Clock By Chelsea Clock Company Boston USA With Key. Sn 15752 - 15752
This is a very good original WW2 era US Navy bulkhead Clock. It has a 5 ½” diameter circular matt black dial with luminus hands, centre sweep seconds hand and numerals enclosing the detail 'US NAVY SER No. 46326E’ & Manufacturer name ‘CHELSEA CLOCK CO BOSTON’. The face has an ‘F’ ‘S’ Fast Slow selector lever and key hole for winding (the clock has its steel key). The clock is contained in its original black Bakelite case with brass rimmed glazed Bakelite hinged cover. The cover is secured to the casing by a Bakelite topped brass screw which is attached to the cover. The casing & glass are undamaged. The rim of the casing has holes for bulkhead or wall mounting. The rear is embossed by the manufacturer ‘CHELSEA CLOCK CO BOSTON’. The clock is in full working order. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15752
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