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**MASSIVE** Framed Original WW2 Japanese Soldier’s 'Yosegaki Hinomaru' (Or Good Luck) Battle Flag With Many Signatures. MISC 902 - MISC 902
This is a massive, original WW2 Japanese 'yosegaki hinomaru' or good luck Battle Flag. These flags were signed by family members, friends & Colleagues of Japanese Soldiers and presented to them before leaving for war. It is made of white silk and has a central vivid red painted roundel surrounded many Japanese script signatures. The flag has some staining consistent with age to be expected. The Flag is contained in its later varnished wood glazed frame. The rear of the frame is mounted with cord for wall hanging. This item including frame measures 34”x29 ½””x ½”. The small area of glare shown images are merely reflections from the camera flash. The price for this nicely presented unusually large WW2 Japanese flag which is framed ready for wall mounting includes UK delivery. MISC 902

**WW2 Battle Of Britain Era** 1940 Dated Air Ministry RAF Airfield Scramble Bell With Iron Hanger Bracket. Sn 19627 - 19627
This is an excellent, original, WW2 RAF Air Field Scramble Bell With original Striker. Dated 1940, it most likely would have been in use during the battle of Britain in 10 July – 31 October 1940. The bell is 12” tall and 10 ¾” bell mouth diameter. It is complete with original striker fitted with plaited rope cord and works perfectly with a loud deep resonance. There is a wear ring on the inside of the bell which corresponds to the point of contact with the striker. The top of the bell has the correct Crown shape. There are no visible maker or WD marks on the crown but may be present under the old paint. The body of the bell is crisply marked with 'King’s Crown' above 'A.M.' (Air Ministry) & dated '1940'. The top of the bell is fitted with 2 heavy duty iron hanging rings and is accompanied by an ornate black painted iron hanging bracket with which the bell was found. The bracket has 2 screw holes for wall mounting. The bracket measures 19” length x 12” height. This impressive Bell including hanging rings, striker & wall bracket weighs 19.5 Kg. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19627

**LARGE**Boer War / WW1 Era British Cavalry Officers Private Purchase Leather Bound Riding Crop / Club With Integral Weighted Head For Self Defence Or Battle Use. Sn 19559 - 19559
This is a quality made, riding crop club most likely a British Cavalry Officers private purchase weapon. It measures 26 ½” overall including the leather wrist strap. The wood shaft and weighted ‘club’ head are expertly bound in brown leather for self defence or use in battle. The bottom end of the shaft has cord binding and a leather loop. The price for this unusual piece includes UK delivery. Sn 19559

**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. - 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

*Large* 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 899. - MISC 899
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 899.

WWI Gas Alarm Rattle. MISC 896. - MISC 896
When gas was introduced onto the battlefield in 1915 (at the battle of Ypres, Belgium), it was common to use large cylinders that would send billowing clouds of gasses like Xylyl bromide and chlorine towards the enemy lines. Soldiers developed several ways to warn each other of inbound gas. Whenever the hiss of a gas cylinder or explosion of a shell was heard, a lookout would yell “gas!” to everyone in earshot. To communicate the warning up and down the lines, everything from church bells to air horns was used. Eventually, the men found that klaxon horns and wooden alarm rattles worked best. Alarm rattles were preferable because they were lightweight, easy to carry, and had a simple design. The rattle worked by whirling the device overhead, which caused a loud whirring sound. The gas alarm rattle was made primarily of wood. These alarms sometimes went missing in the trenches, where dry kindling for cooking fires was in short supply. The gas alarm rattle was sometimes referred to as a ‘Policeman’s rattle’ because they were similar to those used by civilian police. Made from hardwood and 27cm in length and 3.75 cm thick with a revolving handle attached to a cog that catches two thin pieces of wood when spun, which in turn makes the rattle noise. This rattle is in remarkably good condition for its age, which has been saved from the trenches of WWI (and the cooks’ fire). The price includes UK delivery. MISC 896. (Top shelf-back)

WW1 1915 Imperial German Army Entrenching Spade Tool / Trench Fighting Weapon With 1916 Leather Carrier / Frog. MISC 895. - MISC 895
During World War I entrenching tools became extremely important with the introduction of trench warfare. Entrenching tools designed for the individual infantryman soon appeared with short straight handles, T-handles, D-handles, and other designs. As well as digging defensive fighting positions, entrenching tools were used for digging latrines and graves. During World War I, the entrenching spade was also pressed into service as a melee weapon. In the close confines of a trench, rifles and fixed bayonets were often too long for effective use, and entrenching tools were often used as auxiliary arms for close-quarter fighting. From 1915, soldiers on both sides routinely sharpened the edges of entrenching shovels for use as weapons. A copy of a contemporary image of one of these trench tools being used by a German soldier in the field is illustrated in image 1. This is an original WW1 dated Imperial German Army Entrenching Spade Tool / Trench Fighting Weapon in excellent condition. The spade measures 20 ¼ ” overall length. The wood shaft with rounded end is undamaged with just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The wood is impressed with ‘1915’ date. The steel spade has a long tang secured to the shaft by steel ring and rivets. The spade head has crisp marks under its black paint including ‘1915’ date & indistinct roundel which can be seen in image ‘bleckmann mürzzuschlag’ (The Schoeller Stahlwerke were founded in 1862 in Ternitz by Alexander Ritter von Schoeller (1805-1886), who had previously founded the Berndorfer Metallwarenfabrik with Alfred Krupp (1812-1887) . They took over the Ternitz ironworks in Reichenbach , which was founded in 1855/56 from the Theresienhütte am Ternitz by the steel goods manufacturer Franz Müller Sr. from Gumpendorf . ( Martin Müller und Sohn company ), who founded it in 1847 after the opening of the Vienna-Gloggnitz railway in 1842).The original leather carrier / frog with retaining strap, buckle and belt loops are in excellent condition with all but a small section to front leather & stitching intact . The leather is date stamped ‘1916’ and has manufacturer detail. The price for this historic piece, a reminder of the horrific nature of WW1 Trench warfare includes UK delivery. MISC 895.

WWI Dated 1917 Officers Trench Lantern by James Hinks & Son. 19438 - 19438
The trench Lamp was intended for use with either an Oil Lamp, or if oil was not available with a lighted Candle. The Lantern has four flat glazed panes inside a circular cage of twisted wire, with a hinged top for access to the interior. All four glazed panels (windows) present and undamaged. Hinks 1917 Birmingham is imprinted to the top of the lantern (James Hinks (c.1816 – 21 December 1905) was an oil lamp manufacturer in Birmingham, England, and the founder of the company James Hinks & Son). All of the steelwork and glazing are in excellent condition. 31 cm high, 20 cm diameter including handle hinges. A rare piece of history for the collector. The price includes UK delivery. 19438.

Boer War / WW1 Era British Cavalry Officers Private Leather Bound Riding Crop / Club With Integral Weighted Head For Self Defence Or Battle Use. Sn 18411:1 - 18411:1
This is a quality made, riding crop club most likely a British Cavalry Officers private purchase weapon. It measures 23” overall including the leather wrist strap. The wood shaft and weighted ‘club’ head are expertly bound in brown leather for self defence or use in battle. The bottom end of the shaft has cord binding and a leather loop. The price for this unusual piece includes UK delivery. Sn 18411:1

WWII British Air Raid Precautions (ARP) Warden's 'All Clear' Hand Bell. MISC 893. - MISC 893
An ARP Warden's main task was to try and protect people during air raids, when enemy planes dropped bombs, especially on cities. They would hand out gas masks and guide people to shelters. If a gas attack was suspected, warning was given locally by means of the ‘ARP’ warden's hand rattle, and the all clear was announced through the ringing of hand bells. The brass bell stands 26cm high (base 39cm circumference), with Oak handle (12 ½ cm) and brass retaining screw. ‘Fiddian’ is stamped to the collar (made at the Fiddian Bell foundry Of James Barrell in Birmingham). The cast clapper is held with a steel chain. A.R.P (Air Raid Precautions) is stamped to the sound bow. A good piece of history for the collector. The price includes UK delivery. (Back shelf)
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