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Cased, WW2 British WD RAF MK 4, 5x Magnification Prismatic Aircraft/ U-Boat Spotting Binoculars. Sn 16785. - Sn 16785
This is an original and early production pair of WW2 RAF issue prismatic Airfield/ spotting binoculars. The MK 4 binoculars were built by Ross under a Royal Air Force contract and were introduced in 1941. They have excellent optics pre-adjusted to infinity for persons with normal sight. The "B" marking on right shoulder indicates that he optics are "bloomed", i.e. coated, and the marking War Dept arrow with "6E/383" is a Royal Air Force stores code for this type of instrument. They are also marked 'MK4' and serial number '8811' This is a fixed focus aircraft spotting binocular. It is reported that these instruments were used by observers in Beaufighters and other night fighters during WW II for reconnaissance including U-boat spotting. This explains the purpose of the large rubber eye shields which would be helpful in maintaining night vision (The rubber eye shield should be one piece however the shield on our example has at some time in its life become detached in the centre creating 2 separate eye shields which are firmly attached to the eyepieces). For reference see the book ‘Military Binoculars & Telescopes For Land, Air & Sea Service’ by Seeger, page 214. The binoculars measure 8 ¾” height including eye shields x 7” width. The binoculars are complete with their original webbing neck strap and lined RAF blue case. The lined hardboard case has a hinged lid and webbing straps. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16785.
£275.00

WWII Marston Excelsior ME 12 Shot Exploder. MISC 47. - MISC 47
During WWII Marston Excelsior made metal fuel tanks for Wellington Bombers and other aircraft; pioneered development of flexible non-metallic fuel tanks, and self-sealing covers through collaboration between ICI experts in dyestuffs, leather cloth, metals, paint and plastic. This is a WW2 period Marston Excelsior ME 12 Mk.II Transistorised Shot Exploder for use in quarries. It measures 19cm x 10 ½ cm x 10 ½ cm, and weighs 3kg. It is Ministry approved and comes with its leather carrying strap, all of the stitching and buckles are intact with no damage. There is no key present. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 47.
£150.00

20th Century British Naval Ship's Brass Bulkhead Clock With 60 Seconds Time Keeping Feature Mounted On Oak Plaque & Original Key. Sn 13869. - Sn 13869
An original British form brass bulkhead ship’s Clock. This example has a 6 ½” diameter face which is clean with black metal hour and minute hands together with an inner 1” diameter 60 second timer roundel with second hand indicator. The clock case is brass and comes with its original brass key stamped ‘Swiss made 4.50’. The face also has an adjustable slow-fast slider in a slot for fine tuning the time keeping. There is also a hole for key winding. There are no manufacturer marks on the exterior of this piece. The face is covered by a glazed brass rimmed cover which screws off. The clock case measures 9 ½” in diameter and is 3 ¾” deep with face cover on. The rim of the case has 3 drilled holes for wall mounting. The case is screwed to an 11” diameter Oak round plaque which is 1” thick. The plaque is mounted with a fixed brass hanging ring for wall mounting. This clock has recently been cleaned and serviced. It is fully functioning, keeping precise time. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13869.
£325.00

*Rare & Unusual English 1935-1936 Farrier's Walking Stick with Integral 'Hands' Measure, Spirit Level Arm & Hallmarked Sterling Silver Mounts. Sn 10206. - Sn 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 its 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'. The price for this rare and unusual functioning piece of Farrier's equipment with Sterling Silver mounts includes UK delivery. Sn 10206.
£375.00

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). The price includes UK delivery. MISC 812.
£375.00

Original, WW1 Sopwith Pup British Fighter Aircraft Propeller Boss Converted To Officer's Mess/ Mantle Feature Piece with Brass Cased Front Wind Clock By Smiths London Mounted On original Propeller Wood Plinth. MISC 807. - MISC 807
The Sopwith Pup was a British single seater biplane fighter aircraft built by the Sopwith Aviation Company. It entered service with the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service in the autumn of 1916. With good manoeuvrability, the aircraft proved very successful. The Pup was eventually outclassed by newer German fighters, but it was not completely replaced on the Western Front until the end of 1917. Remaining Pups were relegated to Home Defence and training units. The Pup's flying characteristics also made it ideal for use in aircraft carrier deck landing and take-off experiments. This is an excellent WW1 Sopwith Pup British Fighter Aircraft Propeller Boss Converted to an Officer's Mess/ Mantle Feature Piece With Contemporary Brass Cased Front Wind Clock By Smith. The original propeller boss is undamaged and measures 18x8x4 inches. The centre of the boss snugly houses the excellent, undamaged, glazed brass cased clock which is in full working order. The clock is push fitted into the boss and can be removed for inspection/ repair. The face of the clock is clearly marked by the manufacturer 'Smiths, British made 179-185 Gt Portland Street, London, W' and 'AC 4322'. It has it's original minute and hour hands and crisp numerals. The boss is mounted on a large wooden plinth made from the wood of the propellor which measures 17 3/4"x 6 1/2x1 1/2". Price for this excellent piece which would make an excellent Officer's Mess or Mantelpiece feature includes UK delivery. MISC 807.
£575.00

*Large Original, WW1 British De Havilland 'DH4' Bomber Aircraft Propellor Boss Officer's Mess Centre Piece With Front Wind 'Sestrel' Maritime Clock By Smith & Son Southampton Mounted On Original Propellor Wood Plinth. MISC 809. - MISC 809
De Havilland Bi Planes were used by both the British & Americans during WW1 as Bomber & Reconnaissance Aircraft. This is an excellent WW1 British De Havilland Aircraft Propellor Boss Hub Converted To an Officer's Mess Feature Piece With Chrome Plated Cased Front Wind Clock By Smith & Son Southampton. The original Mahogany propellor boss is undamaged and the piece measures a large 42x17x11 inches (including plinth & clock). The blades near to the boss centre are marked ' DE.H.4 LEFT HAND', '210 M & Co', 'ENGNO 450' & '250HP ROLLS ROYCE'. The hub centre is mounted with an undamaged, glazed chrome plated cased clock which is in full working order. The face of the clock which is a maritime piece is clearly marked by the manufacturer 'Sestrel' & 'F. Smith & Son, Southampton'. It has its original minute and hour hands and crisp numerals. The clock with glazed hinged cover has its original key. The boss is mounted on a large wooden plinth made from the wood of the propellors. The price for this superb British WW1 Combat Aircraft centre piece includes UK delivery. MISC 809.
£545.00

Original Medieval form Georgian or Victorian Era Fighting Axe / War Hammer with Original Long Leather Saddle Hanger / Wrist Strap. Sn 13693 - Sn 13693
This excellent unusual Medieval Form Fighting Axe / War hammer was most likely made in the Georgian or Victorian Era. Similar examples of the original Medieval War Hammers are illustrated on page 278 of the book ‘A Glossary Of The Construction, Decoration & Use Of Arms & Armour’ by Stone. This is not a decorative replica of a Medieval War hammer but was definitely made for use. The hard wood shaft has hand tooled decoration and a pierced brass ball end. The axe measures 6” from the broadest part of the cutting edge to the pointed end of the armour / helmet piercing Hammer head. The sharpened cutting edge of the axe head measures 2 ¼” from tip to tip and the underside of the blade has a notch most likely used to rip open the armour of a fallen enemy (similar to how a can opener operates). The heavy octagonal armour piercing hammer is 2 ½” length and has a copper ring towards the end section and conical steel striking point. The axe head is attached to the shaft by 2 long riveted steel tangs. The overall length of the axe is 13 ¾”. The axe is complete with its original unusual leather strap configuration with 2 leather straps combined with buckles (25” overall length) and decorative 4 pointed metal plate star mount (one tip of the star is absent). The strap is attached to a leather ring which is riveted to the shaft. The strap can be configured to form a wrist loop and in its longer form, most likely for hanging from a saddle. The axe with straps attached weighs a hefty 1lb 15 ozs. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13693.
£545.00

C1858 Victorian Irish Officer’s Prince Of Wales Leinster 100 Regiment Of Foot Mallaca Sword Stick With Regiment Badge Engraved Ferrule & Ball Top Handle. Sn 20150 - 20150
The 100th (Prince of Wales's Royal Canadian) Regiment of Foot was a British Army regiment, raised in 1858. Under the Childers Reforms it amalgamated with the 109th Regiment of Foot (Bombay Infantry) to form the Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) in 1881. This is a Victorian Irish Prince Of Wales Leinster 100 Regiment Of Foot Mallaca Sword Stick made prior to becoming the Royal Canadians. It has a white metal ball top handle. It has a flat diamond shaped 18 ¼” blued blade and measures 23 ½” overall length. The blade is clean & tapers to a pin sharp point. The sword stick measures 33 ½”overall including scabbard. The Mallaca handle and scabbard are undamaged. The scabbard has a brass end cap and Silver ferrule at the throat which is engraved with the Regimental badge of the Prince Of Wales Leinster 100 Regiment Of Foot. The price for this attractive Victorian piece includes UK delivery. Sn 20150
£495.00

*Mint**007 JAMES BOND MOVIE CONNECTIONS ** ‘De-Lux’ Boxed, Early 1973 German, Walther LP 53, .177 Calibre, Air Pistol & Original Accessories. 20174. - 20174
The LP53 (Luft pistole/ Air Pistol)pistol) was produced between 1953 and 1983. It is a .177 calibre air pistol with the same design lines as Walther's famous .22 LR Olympia target pistol. The LP53 is all metal with beautifully formed plastic grip panels. Movie posters for early James Bond films show Bond holding an LP 53 pistol instead of his usual service PPK. This example of the LP53 is in excellent condition with nice original finish to the metalwork and black plastic contoured grips with Walther banners. It has target sights and is stamped on the left side of the frame with the Walther banner and patent detail 'LP Mod 53 Cal 4.5 (.177)' together with 'Germany' & serial number '116518 ' which dates its manufacture to 1973. The pistol functions crisply and is contained in its original scarce ‘De-Lux’ leatherette Walther case with Walther labelling. The box contains its original cleaning rod, wood muzzle cover to assist the break action of the pistol, original user manual, an original un-opened tin of pellets and two spare plate rear sights. The price includes UK delivery. NB as a post 1939 air weapon the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act apply to the sale and delivery of this item. 20174.
£975.00

C1870 Belgian Liege Pinfire 7mm Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver with Folding Trigger. A 531. - A 531
This is an excellent, 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 2 ¾” barrel (6 ½” overall). It has undamaged, finely chequered hardwood grips. The rounded cylinder has an ‘ELG’ Liege mark and the frame has other small inspection marks. It has its original captive ejector rod and is side gate loading. It has a post fore sight and it is fully functioning in both single and double action. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, pin fire weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 531.
£375.00

Victorian British Hamburger Rogers & Co London Mameluke Pattern 1831 General Officer's Sword With Etched Blade, Antique Ivory Scales Hilt & Scabbard. Sn 20173 - 20173
The introduction of the 1831 pattern sword followed a vogue for mameluke style swords during the 1800’s. This pattern of sword is still worn today by British General Officers and Lord Lieutenants (see page 176 of World Swords by Withers and page 206 of Swords of the British Army by Robson). This is an original Victorian British Mameluke Pattern 1831 General Officer's Sword. It has a beautifully etched blade and antique ivory scales on the hilt. The blade is crisply marked by the London manufacturer or retailer ‘Hamburger Rogers & Co King St Covnt Garden London’. The blade also has decorative etched panels on both sides featuring Crossed arms, Royal Cypher ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina) & Crown. The sword has an undamaged 30” blade (35” overall). The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The hilt has undamaged antique ivory scales and ornate gilded brass fittings including cross guard with finials, central wreathed crossed arms, rose bosses, pommel hole mounts and grooved grip strap. The sword has its original brass scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The price includes UK delivery. (NB Ivory Content Comprises less Than 10% Volume & Weight). Sn 20173
£1,150.00
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