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**RARE**Boxed, Victorian Gold, Platinum, Cut Diamonds & Rubies Sweetheart Broach With Stylised Monogram ‘MN’ Reputedly To An Officer By the Name Of Nolan Serving With The British Light Brigade. Sn 18289:10 - 18289:10
The Light Brigade was notable for its participation in the heroic Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War. This is an excellent rare to find sweetheart broach. Made in the Victorian era it is made of cut diamonds, gold, platinum and rubies (all tested). The broach features crossed lances with pennants and central combined monogram ‘MN’. The broach was reputedly property of an Officer by the name of Nolan (unknown) who served with the Light Brigade. Its original hinged pin works as it should fastening securely. There are no visible hall marks, date or maker marks. The broach is contained in its later leather covered wood jewellery box. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18289:10
£925.00

**ONLY CAPTAIN TO HAVE BEEN SUNK BY U BOAT IN WW1 & WW2**Mancheter Liners Ltd Solid Sterling Silver Salver (47 Troy Ozs) Presented to Captain F.D. Struss DSC OBE 1954 For 47 Years Of Unblemished Service With Book ‘Manchester Ship Canal By Edward Gray. - MISC 889
Manchester Liners was a cargo and passenger shipping company founded in 1898, based in Manchester, England. The line pioneered the regular passage of ocean-going vessels along the Manchester Ship Canal. Its main sphere of operation was the transatlantic shipping trade, but the company also operated services to the Mediterranean. All of the line's vessels were registered in the Port of Manchester, and many were lost to enemy action during the First and Second World Wars. On 4 June 1917 the second Manchester Trader, en route from Souda Bay in Crete to Algiers, was engaged in a running battle with U-boat U 65 before she was captured and sunk near Pantellaria island, with the loss of one crewmember. The master, Captain F. D. Struss, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross . Capt Struss remarkably survived another sinking in the Second World War when on 25 February 1943 the Manchester Merchant, became involved in Operation Torch as a supply ship to North Africa, she was torpedoed by "U 628" while part of an outbound Atlantic convoy; 36 of the crew of 65 including gunners were lost, but Captain Struss again survived, and received the OBE. Capt Struss went on to complete 47 years service with the line. On his retirement on 30th June 1954 he was presented with this solid silver salver by the ML for 47 years unblemished service. The salver is 14 ½” diameter has a scalloped decorative edge and 3 decorative feet. The salver has hammered decoration around its engraved presentation panel (illustrated). The salver has 47 Troy Ozs of sterling silver. It has sterling silver hallmarks and manufacturer marks of Walker & Hall Sheffield. A book accompanying the salver titled Manchester Ship Canal by Edward Gray contains many photos and descriptions of the Canal’s history of transport Section 9 contains information regarding the ML. The soft cover book has 125 pages. The pricefor this interesting piece to the only British captain to have been sunk by U-Boats in both WW1 and WW2 includes UK delivery. MISC 889
£1,595.00

**QUALITY** LARGE** Elkington Sheffield Embossed Roman Gods Theme Copper Shield. Sn 19140 - 19140
Elkington of Birmingham revolutionised the silver industry with their electroplating techniques, developed and perfected by George Richards Elkington. He was apprenticed to and later partnered (until 1840) his uncles, J. and G.Richards, producers of jewellery, silver and cut glass. In 1824 he inherited his father's gilt-toy and spectacle firm which he ran with his cousin, Henry Elkington (c.1810-52); they experimented with gilding base metals, taking out patents for their electroplating process in 1836/37 and '40. At first there was resistance from other Sheffield plating firms but from 1840 Elkington's were licensing their patent to other firms, including Christofle in Paris, William Button of Sheffield and Edward Barnard, London. By 1847 Elkington had perfected their technique and subsequently prospered from the mass production of tableware for the catering trade. In addition they produced decorative metal in a variety of styles, from the Roman, Greek, Moorish to the Italian Renaissance. They were famous for producing large quality Shields which decorated Stately homes. This Elkington Shield is solid copper it measures 29” x 21 ½” and weighs a hefty 2.790 Kilos. It is beautifully deeply embossed with The Roman God Jupiter Mounted astride an Eagle in flight firing lightning / Thunder bolts down on Warring humans surrounded by a relief of Cherubic Angels / Gods fighting mythical hybrid creatures. The rear of the shield has a hanging chain. The price for this impressive piece includes UK delivery. Sn 19140
£895.00

WW2 Japanese Silk 'Yosegaki Hinomaru' (Or Good Luck) Battle Flag With Manufacturer Ink Cartouche. MISC 885 - MISC 885
This is an excellent original 34” x 27 ½” WW2 Japanese 'yosegaki hinomaru' or good luck Battle Flag. These flags were signed by family members and friends of Japanese Soldiers going to war together with messages to bring good luck. The Soldier would carry these flags into battle in the hope that the flag would bring them good fortune. This flag is made of white silk and has a central red ‘sun’ roundel with stitched edge. The ‘sun’ is surrounded by numerous Japanese script signatures. The flag has a red ink cartouche mark, no doubt of the original flag manufacturer. Two edges of the flag have original leather tabs mounted with cord for pole or mounting to a rifle. The material is clean with no holes or mothing. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 885
£395.00

**RARE**WW1 Bring Back Gallipoli Mesopotamia Era Turkish Ottoman Crescent & 5 Pointed Star Flag With Turkish Military Acceptance Marks. Sn 18869 - 18869
In 1844 the crescent with a five-pointed star flag , was officially adopted as the Ottoman National flag. This is an original rare to find, WW1 era Turkish Army Flag. The flag is made of red cotton material with white hem and original hanging ropes. The hem has crisp black ink Turkish military inspection marks and Turkish script (illustrated). Both sides of the flag have typical stitched patch white cloth Crescents centrally mounted alongside stitched patch white cloth 5 pointed stars. The material is clean, has no mothing and all stitching is intact. The flag measures 93cm x 60 cm. The price for this rare flag clearly a bring back from the Great war includes UK delivery. Sn 18869
£575.00

**MASSIVE 14 FEET OVERALL LENGTH**WW1 Turkish / Ottoman Prisoner Of War Hand Made Beaded Snake With Beaded Script ‘Turkish Prisoners Ypres, Dardanelles’. Sn 18346 - 18346
WW1 Turkish / Ottoman Empire prisoners of war made many items whilst in captivity. It kept them occupied and was an avenue for them to earn money to supplement their rations and purchase items they required. Some prisoners even sent them home as gifts for family members or used them to barter with other prisoners. The Australian Memorial's collection of Ottoman prisoner beadwork includes snakes, lizards, bags, bookmarks and jewellery. All were handmade with small glass beads using either beaded crochet method or weaving on small looms. Crochet beaded snakes were the most popular of the beaded souvenirs created in the prisoner of war camps. Nearly half the Memorial's collection of beadwork items is made up of snakes. This is probably for two reasons, firstly a snake is basically a tube, a very easy shape to make with bead crochet. Secondly, snakes were a symbol of good luck in parts of South East Europe, so the prisoner of war snakes could have had a symbolic importance for their makers. The text on the belly usually says ‘TURKISH PRISONER’. However this does not mean that all the prisoners who made the items were ethnically Turkish. The Ottoman Empire stretched from the Balkans to the Sinai. This means that the makers could have been Turkish, Kurdish, Arab, Greek, or Eastern European. This massive hand made WW1 Turkish / Ottoman Prisoner Of War Beaded Snake measures a massive 14 feet overall length and is decorated with colourful beads in typical snake skin diamond back design. The belly of the snake has beaded script ‘Turkish Prisoners Ypres, Dardanelles’ and other indistinct lettering and or numbers (illustrated). It has the correct snake’s head with typical forked tongue. The body has over its lifetime had a few small repairs but these are only visible on close inspection. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18346
£795.00

WW1 Era British Field Made Tree Branch Nail Spiked Trench Fighting Club. MISC 884 - MISC 884
During WW1 Military Units on both sides improvised their own trench warfare weapons which they saw as being of more use than issued weapons, when fighting hand to hand. This is an original, WW1 British Trench Club. The club field made from a section of tree branch measures 26 ½” overall length. The head of the wood is studded with heavy duty iron nails. The wood has all the patina of a field made weapon of this age, no damage and no woodworm. All nails have just light surface rust to be expected but are secure. The butt end of the wood shaft has an iron ring for wrist cord. The price for this hard to find reminder of the brutal nature of trench warfare includes UK delivery. MISC 884
£275.00

Large, Framed Original WW2 Japanese 'Yosegaki Hinomaru' (Or Good Luck) Battle Flag. Sn 18125:4 - 18125:4
This is a nice original large, WW2 Japanese 'yosegaki hinomaru' or good luck Battle Flag. It is made of white silk and has a central vivid red painted roundel surrounded by numerous Japanese script signatures. The flag has some staining and fraying consistent with age. 2 corners of the flag have their original leather tabs with cord for pole hanging. The Flag is contained in it's lightweight plastic frame with clear celluloid panel. This item including frame measures 39” x 28 ½” x ½”. The price for this nice WW2 Japanese flag which is framed and ready for wall mounting includes UK delivery. Sn 18125:4
£375.00

British Officers WW1 1915 Hallmarked Quality Silver Folding Cigarette Case By A and J Zimmerman - MISC 883
This is a quality good sized English Sterling silver British officers WW1 folding silver cigarette case made by A and J Zimmerman. The case measures 3 ½ inches square and is curved in shape. The case is kept closed by a spring strap and there are two elastic straps to keep the cigarettes secure when the case is carried and opened. The cigarette case has a vertical striped pattern engraved on the front and rear of the case together with a monogram J P McV engraved in the cartouche. The case weighs 4.32 ounces and has a gilt finish to the inside. The case is hallmarked sterling silver to A and J Zimmerman for the years 1915 to 1916. The price includes U.K. delivery. MISC 883
£250.00

WW2 German MG34/MG42 Spent Cartridge Case Catcher - MISC 882
This is an original German WW2 MG34/42 spent cartridge case catcher. The catcher was fitted to the underside of the MG34/42 when used in a confined environment, eg inside a vehicle. This catcher is made of a steel frame with a coarse green cloth bag closed by 2 studs held to the frame by 6 rivets. Both the exterior circumference of the catcher and the stud holes are lined with leather edging sewn on. The steel frame retains much of its original green finish. The price includes U.K. delivery. MISC 882
£175.00
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