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RARE MUSEUM QUALITY C1870 Victorian Collection Of Medieval/ Renaissance Form Armour & Arms By Ernst Schmidt Mounted On A Large Antique English Oak Shield For Wall / Fireplace Display. Sn 11315 - 11315
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. C1870 Ernst Schmidt a dealer in authentic and reproduction arms and armour began production of authentic quality museum quality reproductions of medieval and renaissance arms and armour is considered to be one of the most skilled and prolific manufacturers of the Victorian era and examples of his work are displayed in the London Armoury Tower Collection . This is a fine Victorian collection of medieval/ renaissance form Armour & Arms. Its excellent quality and form indicates that it is by the renowned manufacturer Ernst Schmidt. The collection was recently acquired by us and is in as found unrestored condition. The piece consists of a large pair of articulated steel armour gauntlets with riveted scales and decoratve foliate engraving. The finger scales are leather backed. 2 Battle axes, each axe head being made from the correct single piece of steel with a central voided design and tapering from the cutting edge to shaft edge. One axe has a crescent moon form cutting blade and flat hammer for cracking armour fitted on a solid 24 ½” Ash Shaft. The other has a cutting edge that incorporates and armour piercing spike fitted on a solid 25” Ash shaft. Both shafts have hand tooled decorative bands near to the shaft ends. A bec de corbin ‘War Hammer’ type of pole weapon (popular in medieval Europe. The name is old French for "crow's beak"). It consists of a modified 3 prong armour cracking hammer head with leaf shaped spear spike and beak shaped blade for tearing armour. The War Hammer with long integral ferrule is fitted on a heavy 25” Ash shaft which has 2 decorative strengthening bands in the mid section. Also 2 all steel construction daggers with ornate handles. One with curved cross guard incorporating a ‘sword trap’ ring used to catch and snap the end of an opponent’s dagger or sword, bulbous grip and 9 ½” double edged blade. The other with slim ornate hilt, straight cross guard with ball ends and 10” double edged blade. All of the arms and armour have even patina and no rust. They are all mounted on a heavy shield constructed of Victorian Oak planks. Each piece is mounted on steel hooks and can easily be lifted off for inspection/ handling. The shield measures 32” at its widest point and 38” at its longest point. It is 2 ½” thick and covered with a rich russet coloured material which has areas of surface wear consistent with age. The rear of the shield has exposed Oak planks and is fitted with steel hanging rings and wire for wall mounting. Price for this quality collection of arms and armour mounted for display includes UK delivery. Sn 11315 (NB A FULL SUIT OF QUALITY VICTORIAN GOTHIC FORM ARMOUR IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE)

WW1 British Government Framed Recruiting Poster 'The Scrap Of Paper'. Sn 10772 - 10772
An original WW1 British Government framed recruiting poster 'The Scrap Of Paper'. This is an original poster which was Poster 7 of a series published by The Parliament Recruiting Committee, London. The poster appeals to men in Britain to join up, playing on their conscience that Germany has trampled on an innocent nation and the fact that the German Chancellor tore up 'The Treaty of 1839' saying it was only "a scrap of paper". The poster measures 30" x 20" and is preserved behind glass and framed in a plain black frame. The poster has a faint water mark to the top right and a small hole in the centre where it has been folded into four. Apart from this the poster is in very good condition for it's age. All of the printing is clear and bright. In the centre of the poster is a copy of the treaty seals and signatures of the six nations who guaranteed Belgian Independence and Neutrality. The price includes Uk delivery. Sn 10772

Framed Hand Stitched Silk Boer War Battle Honours Of The 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment (63rd Foot) With Silver Wire Embroidery. Sn 10429 - 10429
Amidst growing tension between Boers and the British in the Transvaal, the 1st Manchester shipped to South Africa in September 1899. The Battalion arrived in Durban, Natal Colony in early October and was soon afterwards moved to Ladysmith. The War began on 11 October with a Boer invasion of the Colony. After Boer forces captured Elandslaagte railway station, the Manchesters had four companies sent by armoured train to Modderspruit. While disembaking there, the Manchesters and accompanying Imperial Light Horse came under artillery fire. The 1st Manchesters, along with a number of other Regiments, took part in the subsequent assault. The fighting was heavy, with the Boers pouring accurate fire into the advancing Manchesters. Under increasingly heavy fire the 1st Manchesters became the main vanguard of the frontal assault. On 2 November, Boer forces encircled and isolated the town of Ladysmith, beginning a 118-day siege. On 6 January 1900, a contingent of 16 soldiers of the 1st Manchesters came under attack at Wagon Hill, near to Caeser's Camp. Against superior numbers, the detachment held its position for 15 hours. Only two survived. Both survivors received the Victoria Cross for their actions, giving the Regiment its first two VCs. By 28 February, Ladysmith had finally been relieved by a force under the command of General Redvers Buller. The 1st Manchester's then participated in the offensive which followed the relieving of Ladysmith, Kimberley and Mafeking. This is a beautiful original framed Silk Boer War Battle honours of the 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment (63rd Foot). The hand embroided silk with silver wire features a banner '1st Batt Manchester Regt' above Battle Honours of the Regiment, Union flag, Star with Crown '63' (Foot) and Manchester's 'Egypt' embroided badge above banner '99-00 South Africa 01-02'. The Silk is undamaged with no mothing and retains all of it's original vivid colour and hand embroidery stitching. The silk is contained in it's glazed dark wood frame which measures 27 x25 x1 1/2 inches. The rear of the frame is mounted with cord for wall hanging. Price for this impressive original Boer War piece to a Battalion of the Manchester Regiment which saw much action during the Boer Wars includes UK delivery. Sn 10429

1936 British Royal Navy Marked No.56 VI Leather, Cork & Canvas Cordite Charge Carrier. MISC 812 - MISC 812
An excellent original Brown leather Royal Navy cordite charge carrier. Constructed of Leather, cork and canvas, these carriers were used by the Royal Navy prior to, during and after WW1 to carry the cordite charges for Naval guns. The front is ink stamped with the Royal Navy 'N' mark, War Dept Arrow and diamond cartouches. It has a complete canvas lining, heavy duty leather carry handle and separate brass riveted canvas carry handle. It has a hinged lid with brass riveted leather retaining stap and brass stud. It measures 38" in length & 8" diameter. The lid of the carrier is crisply impressed 'No.56 VI' and 'RL' either side of War Dept arrow. It is also dated '3-36' (March 1936) Price includes UK delivery. MISC 812

RARE, UNUSUAL, English, 1935-1936 Farrier's Walking Stick With Integral 'Hands' Measure, Spirit Level Arm & Hallmarked Sterling Silver Mounts. Sn 10206 - 10206
This is a rare Farrier's walking stick. Made of sycamore it measures 37" in length with a curved handle. The head of the stick has Sterling silver hallmarked mounts which date to London 1935-36 and a German Silver end cap. The upper mount has a thumb recess which, when pushed reveals an integral folding wood measuring stick which lies within a recess in the walking stick. The professionally made measuring stick is graduated in 'hands' and metres/cms (to 170cms) for measuring the height of horses. The measure has a hinged 15 " brass arm made to lie across the horse to measure it's exact size. The arm incorporates a small glass spirit level to ensure the arm is straight when measuring. The measure is marked 'Made In England'. Price for this rare, unusual functioning piece of Farrier's equipment with Sterling Silver mounts includes UK delivery. Sn 10206

Senior Service Advert Sign depicting H.M.S. Eagle For Newsagent & Tobacconist Shops Circa 1960-70. Sn 9717 - 9717
An original hardboard Senior Service advertisement sign for Newsagent & Tobacconist's shops (Circa 1960-70). The sign is thin hardboard and is painted on both sides. On the front it depicts an aircraft carrier H.M.S. 'Eagle' being escorted by 'Weapon' class destroyer with an aircraft over head and another escort in the background. The painting has a signature 'John S. Smith' in the bottom left corner and an open packet of 'Senior Service' cigarettes on the bottom right. It has a blue and white thin boarder. On the reverse the sign is painted in plain blue. The sign measures 30" x 20". The sign has a small 1" piece missing from the bottom right (as can be seen in the photographs) but other than this it is in fantastic condition and the paint is bright and undamaged. The price includes Uk delivery.

Manchester Regiment, Ladysmith, Boer War Signed & Framed Limited Edition Print by Peter Archer. Misc 804 - MISC 804
A large signed, framed, limited edition print by Peter Archer depicting Pte. R. Scott and Pte. J Potts VC of the 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment at Caesar's Camp, Ladysmith, 6th January 1900. This very lively and thought provoking limited edition print is framed with an ornate gold coloured framed which measures 27" x 24". The visible print size being 20" x 16". It has a limited edition number "25/50" written in pencil on the bottom left of the print and is signed in pencil by the artist on the bottom right. The caption at the bottom centre reads "Pte. R. Scott and Pte. J. Potts VC 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment Caesar's Camp, Ladysmith, 6th January 1900. This is a very nice limited edition print by a well known artist. The price includes Uk delivery.

Victorian Japanese Tortoise Shell Eating Set, Chop Sticks & Knife Misc 803 - MISC 803
An original Victorian Japanese tortoise shell eating set comprising of 2 x Ivory chop sticks and a tortoise shell handled knife complete with tortoise shell holder. The holder is made from tortoise shell, brass and ivory. The container is made up of two tubes, each 7" long and held together at the top middle and bottom with brass rings which are riveted. At the base there is an ivory tip. Down one side there is a decorative brass strip as can be seen in one of the photgraphs. The knife has a tortoise shell handle and a 5 1/4" polished steel blade with a single edge. The two ivory chop sticks measure 8". A very unusual Japanese eating set. The price includes Uk delivery. Misc 803

SILK WW2 Japanese Battle Flag / Ensign Of The Empire of Japan. MISC 800. - MISC 800 / 8985
Japanese pilots and sailors often carried personal battle flags amonst their kit which they would display when going into battle. This is an excellent quality original WW2 Japanese Battle Flag / Ensign Of The Empire of Japan. It was found together with 2 Japanese Naval daggers. Stock number ED 2192- Naval Officer's Dirk & Stock number ED 2193- Kamikaze Pilot's Dirk, which are listed separately on this site. The flag is made of white silk which in WW2 Japan was rare & expensive. It measures 41 x 28 inches and is undamaged with just light staining consistent with age. It has a large vivid red sun roundel printed in it's centre. The flag has nice stitched edging which is completely intact and 2 reinforced tab ends with cords for mounting on a pole or rifle. Price includes UK delivery. MISC 800

Field Marshal Montgomery Large Royal Doulton Character Jug Misc 798 - MISC 798
A very nice Royal Doulton Character Jug of Field Marshal Montgomery, Royal Doulton design number D6908. F.M. Montgomery is depicted wearing a black beret, a khaki uniform with a purple and cream baton alongside the handle. It is designed by Stanley J. Taylor. It has a number "88" on the base. It stands 6.5"high. The jug is in perfect unmarked condition. Issued for the 50th anniversary of Montgomery's victory over Rommel in North Africa in 1942, this jug was produced in a limited edition of 2,500 pieces worldwide this being number 757. The price includes UK Delivery.
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