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Impressive Silver Kings Dragoon Guards Charging Cavalry Statuette Presentation Mess Piece. Misc 856 - Misc 856
This is a very impressive silver plated Mess Piece, a charging Kings Dragoon Guard, on horse back with drawn sword in a full cavalry charge. The 1st King's Dragoon Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army. The regiment was raised by Sir John Lanier in 1685 as the 2nd Queen's Regiment of Horse, named in honour of Queen Mary, consort of King James II. It was renamed the 2nd King's Own Regiment of Horse in 1714 in honour of George I. The regiment attained the title 1st King's Dragoon Guards in 1751. The regiment served as horse cavalry until 1937 when it was mechanised with light tanks. The regiment became part of the Royal Armoured Corps in 1939. After service in the First World War and the Second World War, the regiment amalgamated with the 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays) in 1959 to form the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards. The regiment, which had been was stationed at Lucknow in India at the start of the war, landed at Marseille as part of the 8th (Lucknow) Cavalry Brigade in the 1st Indian Cavalry Division in November 1914 for service on the Western Front. The regiment saw action at the Battle of Festubert in May 1915, the Second Battle of Ypres also in May 1915 and the Battle of Morval in September 1916 but returned to India in October 1917. This statuette can only be obtained if commissioned by a serving or retired member of the regiment. It is a very impressive mess piece and the mounted Kings Dragoon Guard is mounted on a large black plinth. The ground beneath the horse has fine grass detail and a sword and spilt bucket. This is a fine detailed piece in every way. It stands 12" high and is 12 3/4" long. The price includes UK delivery. Misc 856
£675.00

WW2 German Army Helios Swiss Heer Wristwatch & Leather Wrist strap. Misc. 855 - Misc 855
A WW2 Wehrmacht German Army Heer Swiss made "Helios" jewelled wristwatch. The German Army had special pocket and wristwatches for their Officers and special functions. (Deutsches Heer - German). The German Army. Letters DH designated the watches made in Switzerland under the military order for Germany during WW2. The watch face is black and is marked "Helios". The backside is marked "Stahlbowden (stainless) Wasserdicht (which means loosely translated watertight) D 20164 H". The D may mean "Dienstuhr" which means "Service Watch" and the H is Heer for Army, Service Watch Army. The watch has a clear glass and luminescent minute and hour hands. The watch has a second sub scale. The watch appears to work perfectly, but has not been serviced by us. The winder works as it should and alters the hour and minute hands as it should. The watch has a black leather strap. A very nice WW2 German Army service watch. The price includes UK delivery. Misc 855
£395.00

Scottish Military Sporran With Two Tassels and a Badge To The Camerons. Misc 852. - Misc 852
Sporran is the Gaelic word for purse, and it is a traditional part of Highland dress. The sporran is a bag worn on the front of a kilt to provide a pocket for carrying any number of objects, and it is revered in Scotland as much as the kilt itself. The design is meant for utility or decoration, depending on the occasion. This is a Scottish Sporran with two tassels and Cameron's badge to the front. The sporran is in very good condition. It is made of horse hair and has two matching horse hair tassels suspended from metal chains. The top is black leather and it has a metal cantle. Fixed to the black leather is a Camerons badge in gilt. On the reverse there are two brown leather belt loops and a flap covered pocket which is shaped. Under the flap there are two handwritten names "W.V. Hansen PTE Llewellyn 23959684". This is a nice example. The price includes UK delivery. Misc 852
£175.00

Victorian / Edwardian Game Keeper's, 12 Bore Blank Shotgun Cartridge, Trip Wire 'Alarm Gun'. MISC 851 - MISC 851
This complete Victorian / Edwardian Era Gamekeeper's alarm gun was used to warn Gamekeepers of the presence of Poachers on Estates or outbuildings. Several variants were available in the period. This alarm consists of a 33 ½” long, ¼” square iron bar which is mounted with the loading mechanism, hammer weight and release trigger / hook holed for trip wire. It has its original breech plate chain and breech plate with firing pin. The spike end of the bar would be inserted in the ground and a trip wire stretched from the release hook at the top of the bar to some immoveable object such as a tree stump or gate. The bottom mount would be preloaded with a 12 bore blank shotgun cartridge and the breech plate with pin placed on top providing a firing chamber. The release hook would hold the top weight in place until released by an intruder tripping over the wire. The weight would drop and strike the breech plate discharging the blank round. The alarm is painted red & has even patina consistent with age and no rust. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks on this alarm. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique alarm gun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. MISC 851
£295.00

RESERVED RESERVED 1892 Working, Fine Quality, Waltham Vangaurd Railway Pocket Watch Serial 7002345. Sn 12983 - 12983
The American Waltham Watch Company had its beginnings in 1850 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The company was founded by David Davis, Aaron Dennison, and Edward Howard. Their vision was to form a watch company that could produce high-quality watches at a lower cost using interchangeable parts. With financial backing from Samuel Curtis, of small-arms manufacturing fame, the watch production began in 1851, and the first small group of watches were finished in late 1852. The first watches produced went to officials of the company, and it was not until 1853 that the first watches were offered for sale to the public. This watch, serial number 7002345 was produced in 1892 out of a model run of 7002001-7002400 (399 made). It has a material grade of "P" which is described as 'usually 17-23 jewel watches adjusted to 5 or 6 positions. They almost always have a gold centre wheel and the highest grades have an entirely gold train. The balance wheel usually has gold balance screws, and often has two pair of gold mean-time screws. A "P"-grade balance staff may have two oil grooves and has the finest pivots. The wheel pivots are the finest used on the model'. This watch has 21 jewels, and a screw off back cover plate and screw off front case. The inside of the case has ""Fahys Monarch No 1 Pat April 221879" stamped on it along with serial number "627201" and "29493" etched below it. The mechanism has the serial number "Vanguard Waltham Mass 7002345" stamped and etched onto it. It is in good working condition. It has a white full face behind glass which is in good clear condition. It has a minute hand, hour hand and second hand inside a sub scale. It has "American Waltham Watch Company" in black on the face. The case is very ornately worked in fine scroll and on the reverse it has an image of an American Steam Locomotive in full steam (see one of the photographs). This is a very nice quality American Railway Pocket watch. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12983
£0.00

Scarce Lehmann (Germany) No.651 Clockwork tinplate Zeppelin EPL1 c.1907 in Working Condition. Sn 12985 - 12985
This is a scarce early (C1907) clockwork tinplate Zeppelin toy with gilt effect finish, red rear propeller, which includes the original key, hanging cradles and on/off stitch. Founded in 1881 in Brandenburg, Germany by Ernst Paul Lehmann, the Lehmann Company is renowned for its detailed and brightly lithographed mechanical tin toys. Lehmann began to see great success in the early 20th century when its sophisticated, lightweight tin toys were recognized as innovations next to the blocky iron toys of most other makers. One of Lehmann’s advances was the patenting of the locking mechanism for clockwork motors. The Zeppelin is lithographed tinplate which has a gilt effect finished and has "EFL1 651 Marke Lehman" on both sides along with "Made In Germany D.R. Patente" on the bottom in black paint. Underneath, at the front it has "21 Jan 06; 22Jan 07 Pat USA 12 Ma 03". It retains both gondolas underneath and a hanging loop on the top. The stop start tab, when operated works as it should and the mechanism can be wound up and the propeller spins as it should. The propeller has the clear plastic inserts missing. This is a scarce toy. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12985
£295.00

WW2 Nazi German Panzer Grenadier’s ‘Meine Dienstzett’ (My War) Photograph Album With Original Photographs , Newspaper Cuttings, Theatre Tickets, Postage Stamps & Loose War Time Tourist Photos & Post Cards. Sn 12911 - 12911
This is an original WW2 bound Nazi German Photograph Album. The contents and subject matter of the contents indicate that the album belonged to a Panzer Grenadier. The Album measures 12 ½” x 9” x ½” when closed. It has a black leather cover. The cover of the album has an embossed silver coloured German helmet together with ‘Meine Dienstzett’ (My War) in silver. The album contains 18 double sided Pages. The pages are individually mounted with contemporary original photographs of Officers & Other Ranks both in training and in the field including drill, weapons, equipment, tanks and artillery . There are also individual and group portraits of individual Officers and Other Ranks no doubt including the owner of this album. The album also contains Newspaper Cuttings, Theatre Tickets, Postage Stamps & Loose War Time Tourist Photos & Post Cards with German script. The album and photographs are clean. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12911
£395.00

WW1 1917 Dated Sterling Silver Bell Shaped British Officer’s Presentation Ink Well With Hinged Lid Engraved KBW. DKD From E-T By A & J Zimmerman Birmingham. MISC 846 - MISC 846
This is an excellent original WW1 dated English Sterling Silver Bell Shaped Presentation Ink Well most likely a British Officer’s desk piece. The ink well with hinged lid measures 3 ½” height with lid closed. The base of the bell is 3 ½” diameter. The ink well has do dents or damage and the front is crisply engraved ‘ KBW. DKD June 22nd 1917 From E-T’. The inside of the lid has Sterling Silver hallmarks (illustrated) and small faint number ‘338948’. The rim of the base has Sterling Silver hallmarks of A & J Zimmerman Birmingham (the Business was established in Birmingham in 1879 by Arthur S. Zimmerman and John Ulrich Zimmerman. The firm was converted into a limited liability company in 1902 as A. & J. Zimmerman Ltd). The inside of the ink well has remnants of dried black ink. The base of the ink well has a thin paper cover to prevent wear to desk tops. The bell weighs 215 Grams. Price for this excellent well marked WW1 dated piece includes UK delivery. MISC 846
£295.00

Original WW2 Japanese Battle Flag / Ensign Of The Empire of Japan. Sn 12624 - 12624
This is an original WW2 Japanese Battle Flag/Ensign Of The Empire of Japan. The national flag of Japan is a white rectangular flag with a large red disc representing the sun in the centre. This flag is officially called Nisshôki (sun-mark flag) in Japanese, but is more commonly known as Hinomaru (circle of the sun). The flag is made of white/red silk. It measures 40 x 23 inches. The flag has a very neat stitched edging which is completely intact. It has no damage. It retains the 'Rope and Loop' for flying the flag. This is a very nice example of the flag. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12624
£275.00

Cased Presentaion Plaque launch of Japanese Cruiser Kumano, 1937. Misc 115 - Misc 115
This is a white metal plaque presented to VIP's at the launching of the Japanese Heavy Cruiser Kumano in 1937. Featuring the ship on the obverse with Japanese charcaters and further Japanese characters on the reverse. In a brown leather fitted case with white silk lid and blue velvet fitted base made by 'The Shobido Jewelry Co'. The Kumano (ŒF–ì) was one of four Mogami-class cruisers of the Imperial Japanese Navy. She was completed at the Kawasaki Shipyard in Kobe on 31 October 1937. She displaced 13,440 tons with a length of 649 ft 10 in and a beam of 66 ft 3 in . Kumano was armed with fifteen 155 mm guns in 5 turrets, eight 127 mm dual-purpose guns, fifty 25 mm anti-aircraft guns, and twelve of the infamous "Long Lance" torpedoes. She played a great part in the Pacific War eventually being sunk by US torpedo aircraft in 1945. All in perfect condition. Price includes UK delivery. Misc 115
£475.00
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