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Original Large Framed, American WW2 1940-1944 Colour Lithograph ‘Belgium Fights On’ Propaganda / Recruitment Poster By The Belgian Artist R. Sturbelle Published By The Belgian Information Center New York USA. Sn 15182 - 15182
After the German occupation of Belgium in May 1940, a Belgian Government in Exile was set up in London, while in 1942 the Belgian League was established to organise resistance to the Germans. The purpose of this poster was to encourage support within America for the Belgian resistance cause. In the diagonal sweep of the composition, the image of the bound prisoners facing the German firing squad is counteracted by the avenging Belgian soldier and the thrust of the fighter aircraft. The artwork was by R. Sturbelle, whose name suggests he was himself Belgian and the posters were published between 1940 & 1944 by the American Belgian Information Center, New York. The Colour lithograph paper poster retains all of its original vivid colour and has no staining or damage. The composition comprises a cluster of four bound prisoners in the upper left corner before a firing squad of helmeted soldiers who stand on the diagonal at the right. The central image shows three war planes flying in formation. In the lower centre, printed in full colour, is a charging soldier thrusting his bayonet, seen from above. Large red type is printed across three lines: "Belgium Fights On". The signature of the artist “R. Sturbelle” is printed in grey in upper right corner. “Published by the Belgian Information Center 630 Fifth Street New York City” is printed in black across the lower margin of the poster together with a small printed Union Registration mark. The poster is mounted in a later dark wood frame with clear laminate plastic window. The poster in its frame measures 32” x 26” x ½” and the rear is mounted with cord for wall hanging. NB. Due to the fragile nature of this piece it is only available with frame within the UK and delivery/ collection will be by arrangement. Sn 15182
£275.00

**UNIQUE PENINSULAR WAR, BATTLE OF SALAMANCA JULY 1812 CONNECTIONS**, Large, Heavy 2 Piece French Copper Cooking Skillet / Poaching Pan With Period Brass Plate Indicating That This Piece was Captured By The British 5th Dragon Guards at Salamanca. - MISC 867
In the battle of Salamanca (in French and Spanish known as “Battle of Arapiles”) an Anglo-Portuguese army under the command of the British Duke of Wellington defeated Marshal Auguste Marmont‘s French forces among the hills around Arapiles, south of Salamanca, Spain on 22 July 1812 during the Peninsular War. During the battle Wellington released Le Marchant's heavy cavalry brigade - the 5th Dragoon Guards, and the 3rd and 4th Dragoons - into the fray, where they promptly destroyed the French Maucune's division. The cavalry reformed after passing through the routed French, charged headlong into the breathless and disorganised infantry of General Brenier's division, still approaching from the East, and tore straight through their front line. The Allies then began a general advance toward the South-East in pursuit of retreating French Forces. Held up for a while by General Ferey and General Foy's courageous rear guard actions, they eventually lost contact with the retreating French, and the two sides drew apart. The battle was over; the French had suffered some 13-14,000 losses (killed, wounded and captured), including two Divisional commanders killed (Thomieres and Ferey) and two senior officers wounded, plus the loss of ten cannon. Against this, the Allies had lost only 5,173 men from all causes. The 5th Dragoon Guards, having played a central part in one of the most spectacular and decisive cavalry charges of the entire war, were able to capture the Drum-Major's staff from the 66th Regiment du Ligne, or Regiment of the Line. This silver-plated, round-headed staff, known universally as the Salamanca Staff, has been carried on parade, ever since, by the senior Warrant Officer Class II (WO2) of all the 5th Dragoon Guards' successor Regiments, including the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards and the present Regiment, The Royal Dragoon Guards. This is a large, heavy 2 piece captured French copper skillet, cooking / poaching pan with period brass plaque indicating that this piece was captured by the 5th Dragon Guards at Salamanca most likely during the pursuit of retreating French Forces possibly in the same time frame as the capture of the Salamanca staff and used in the Regiment’s Officer’s mess. The pans with heavy riveted copper handles weigh a hefty 9.510 Kgs together. When assembled the pans are 10 ¼” tall and 23 ¾” wide from handle to handle. The large pan has a plated lining. The bottom of the smaller top pan is plated. Both pans fit together snugly and have obviously been together since made. The pans have just minor dents consistent with age and use but no damage. The top pan has a period riveted brass plate inscribed ‘Officer’s Mess July 1812 (Salamanca) 5 – KDG (5th King’s Dragoon Guards)’. The price for this unique historic find includes UK delivery. MISC 867
£1,500.00

British Royal Navy Red Ensign Flag, Military Quality, New, Hand Stitched Panels, Size 6 Feet By 3 Feet With A Strong Heading. Toggled Top And A Bottom Cleats For Securing The Flag To The Pole Halyard. MISC 866 - MISC 866
This is a brand new military Royal Navy British Red Ensign flag, hand stitched panels, measuring 6 feet long by 3 feet tall. The flag is secured to a strong heading with a wooden toggled top cleat and a 28 inch bottom cleat for securing to the flag pole halyard. Price includes UK delivery. MISC 866
£65.00

Union Flag, Military Quality, New, Hand stitched panels, Size 6 Feet By 3 Feet With A Strong Heading. Toggled Top And A Bottom Cleats For Securing The Flag To The Pole Halyard. MISC 865 - MISC 865
This is a brand new military quality Union flag, hand stitched panels, measuring 6 feet long by 3 feet tall. The flag is secured to a strong heading with a wooden toggled top cleat and a 28 inch bottom cleat for securing to the flag pole halyard. Price includes UK delivery. MISC 865
£65.00

Complete and Original WW1 'Der Weltkrieg' (World War) 1914-1918 German Commemorative Cigarette Card Album By Cigaretten-Bilderdienst Dresden. Sn 14401:2 - 14401:2
Original and complete cigarette card collector's book titled Der Weltkrieg (The World War) compiled in Germany in 1937 as a commemoration of World War I. This scrapbook for cigarette cards from the 1930s provides an invaluable pictorial record of World War I. It captures the German perspective of the War in picture and writing and functions as a reference book for multiple generations. It features 270 full-colour cigarette cards, all are present and securely fixed, illustrating significant German battles and events. The scrapbook was issued by Cigaretten-Bilderdienst Dresden. This scrapbook captures the German perspective of World War I in pictures and writing. Themes such as nationalism, armed forces, everyday life during the war and stereotypical images of the enemy forces are referenced by the visual iconography. Through the chapters the progression of the war is illustrated. The individual sections are organised around each year of the war, 1914-18. The introduction to each chapter lists the different theatres and progression of the war. This summary is followed by sections, which under individual headings like 'Reason and Start of War', display cigarette cards and a short description of the image on that card. The first chapter also features a map of Belgium, France, Germany and parts of Switzerland in 1914 with the German armies and their campaigns. The appendix features cards depicting life behind the front line, the war in the colonies, and Germany's enemies. While the cigarette cards are in colour, the chapters are predominantly printed in sepia. The exception are maps of the East and West front, and the battles in Italy, Serbia and the Orient, which took place in 1915. The book measures 13 3/4" x 10 1/4". The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14401:2
£145.00

WW2 Period Aluminium Wash Bowl And Leather Bound Carrier Top With Labels To Major F.C. Green, 'M.C.' of the Royal Tank Regiment. Sn 14334 - 14334
This is a WW2 period aluminium wash bowl and leather bound top which belonged to Major F. C. Green M.C. of the Royal Tank Regiment. The Royal Tank Regiment (RTR) is the oldest tank unit in the world, being formed by the British Army in 1916 during the Great War. Today, it is the armoured regiment of the British Army's 1st Armoured Infantry Brigade. Formerly known as the Tank Corps and the Royal Tank Corps, it is part of the Royal Armoured Corps. Major Green was in the 4th Royal Tank Regiment. The 4th and the 7th had been destroyed fighting side by side in Tobruk but the Army Board took the decision that neither would be lost in the Order of Battle. It was a singular recognition of what they had together achieved during their remarkable history. This washbowl and top is complete with labels, one brown label attached by string showing it was owned by "Major F. C. Green MC Royal Tank Regt. Empire Ke. - Port Said" and on the reverse "Via Liverpool St and Waterloo To Southampton Central". The top is 16" across with a leather rolled stitched edge. One label says "Cabin". The washbowl top is in excellent condition. It has four leather tongues through which a thin leather strap is threaded and secured with a steel buckle. The aluminium basin is 15" in diameter and is 4 1/2" deep. It is in good condition. It is nicely stamped with "British Made Diamond Pure Aluminium". The price includes Uk delivery. Sn 14334
£195.00

British Ship's Brass Bulkhead Clock With 60 Seconds Time Keeping Feature and Key By T. L. Ainsley Ltd. South Shields, England. Sn 14230 - 14230
An original British made ships Brass Bulkhead Clock by T. L. Ainsley of South Shields, England. Thomas L. Ainsley made precision instruments from 1858-1886. This example has a 6" diameter face which is clean and 1-12 hour markings in Roman numerals with black metal hour and minute hands together with an inner 1 1/4” diameter 60 second timer roundel with second hand indicator. 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. There is also a hole for key winding. The face is marked with "T.L. Ainsley Ltd. South Shields". The face is covered by a glazed hinged top. The clock case measures 6 1/2” in diameter and is 3 1/4" deep. The case has a mounting brass flange, and four factory drilled holes for wall mounting. This clock is fully functioning, keeping precise time. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14230
£345.00

Early 20th Century British AM ‘Air Ministry’ Marked Brass Bulkhead Clock With 60 Seconds Time Keeping Feature & Original Key. Sn 14293 - 14293
An original British form brass bulkhead clock. This example has a 5” diameter white enamel face which is clean with brass metal hour and minute hands together with an inner 1 ¼” diameter 60 second timer roundel with black metal second hand indicator. The clock case is brass and comes with its key. The face also has an adjustable slow-fast slider in a slot for fine tuning the time keeping. There is also a hole for key winding. There are no manufacturer marks on the exterior of this piece. The face is covered by a hinged glazed brass rimmed cover. The inside of the cover’s rim is marked ‘AM’ most likely ‘Air Ministry’ (illustrated). The rim has a small brass post to assist opening. The clock case measures 6” in diameter and is 3” deep with face cover closed. The rim of the case has 3 drilled holes for wall mounting. This clock has recently been cleaned and serviced. It is fully functioning, keeping precise time. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14293
£345.00

1910-1939 Large, British Prescott Clock Company (Liverpool) Naval Ship's Brass Bulkhead Clock Mounted On Wood Plaque With Original Key. Sn 14229 - 14229
Established in 1889 the Prescot Watch Factory was of great significance to the historic fabric of Knowsley Liverpool with this building playing a key role in the industrial growth of the Region (during WW1 the factory building became the PALS barracks, and it later housed Tinling’s printers, a copy of a contemporary image of the original factory is illustrated in image 3). The Company was renamed the Prescot Clock Company after 1910 and in 1939 the Company re-styled itself the ’Prescott Mechanism Co’. This is an original large British brass bulkhead ship’s Clock by the Prescot Clock Co. This example has a 7” diameter face which is clean with black metal hour and minute hands and adjustable ‘SF’ (Slow Fast) adjustment slider for fine tuning. The face is marked by the manufacturer ‘Prescot Clock Co Prescot’. There is also a hole for key winding. The clock case is brass. The face is covered by a hinged, glazed, brass rimmed cover. The clock case measures 10” in diameter and is 5” deep with cover closed. The rim of the case has 6 factory drilled holes for wall mounting and comes with its original brass key stamped ‘Made In England Popular Progress’ & with number ‘10’. The clock is fully functioning and keeps good time. The clock is mounted to an 11” diameter octagonal wood plaque which is ½” thick. The rear of the plaque is covered with green felt & has a hole reinforced with metal for wall mounting on a hook. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14229
£475.00

Victorian Cast Iron 'Door Stop' Depicting Lord Kitchener On Horse Back Mounted On A Metal Plinth. Misc. 858 - Misc 858 / 5649
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
£125.00
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