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SOLD SOLD (14/11) 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

VERY RARE Cased Presentation 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. YOU HAD TO BE AT THE LAUNCH TO GET ONE !Price includes UK delivery. Misc 115

Boxed, Post 1947 Irish Mist Liqueur Promotional Hand Painted Ceramic Decanter In The Form Of An ‘Irish Soldier In The Brigade- Austrian Army Circa 1750’ By the Irish Mist Liquer Co Ltd Tullamore Republic Of Ireland (Eire). Sn 11713:1 - 11713:1
Irish Mist was the first liqueur to be produced in Ireland when commercial production began in 1947 at Tullamore, County Offaly. Tullamore is the hometown of the Williams family who were the original owners of Irish Mist. The company history goes back to 1829 when the Tullamore Distillery was founded to produce Irish whiskey. To promote their Liqueur, Irish Mist was often produced in decorative ceramic decanters celebrating the quality of the Liqueur and Irish heritage. This is an original boxed hand painted ceramic Irish Mist decanter in the form of an Irish Brigade of the Austrian Army soldier C1750 made by the Irish Mist Liquer Co Ltd Tullamore Republic Of Ireland. The decanter stands at 19” tall and retains all of its vivid colours. The decanter retains its original cork stopper and the base has lettering ‘Irish Mist Ireland’s Legendary Liqueur’ together with a small paper label ’65 Proof 24 FL OZS’ (illustrated inset in image 1). The rear of the base has a small paper label ‘Irish Soldier In The Brigade- Austrian Army Circa 1750’ (illustrated inset in image 3). The decanter has no cracks or damage apart from a tiny chip to the plume on the figurines headgear which is only visible on close inspection. Its original box has colourful decoration and is intact with just light storage wear. The box has printed detail regarding the Liqueur’s heritage and Irish Mist recipes together with the Company’s Tullamore address. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11713:1

A WW1 1918 Dated British Naval Barometer/Altimeter by T. Wheeler, London in its Original Leather Case with Original Royal Woolwich Dockyard 1919 Certificate of Accuracy. Misc 829 - Misc 829
A WW1 1918 Dated British Naval Barometer/Altimeter by T. Wheeler, London in its original leather case. The Barometer is in a brassed case which is stamped on the rear with the British War Department 'Broad Arrow'. Also on the rear is a slot headed screw head for adjusting the barometer. The barometer/altimeter has an unmarked flat glass and under this is the card. The card is in excellent condition and is marked on the inside of the scale in inches from 24-31 and around the outside in atmospheric pressure from 0-7000 feet. In the centre it has "Compensated" (compensated for temperature changes) and "T. Wheeler London 4122 1918". The barometer/altimeter comes in a fitted leather case which is in excellent condition and retains the strap to secure the top. Inside the case is an original 'Certificate of Examination' of accuracy carried out at R.E. Stores, Royal Dockyard, Woolwich in January 1919 showing it within limits. This is an excellent piece. The price includes Uk delivery. Misc 829

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

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

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

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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