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Scarce 1927 British Indian Army Compass (Named) A/FA lovely 1927 dated British Indian army compass that bears the name of the original owner Amersing, Jemadar (platoon commander).
The non-maker marked compass is in wonderful condition and retains much of its original paint finish, sadly the card/dial does not rotate freely within the liquid filled housing and there is a slight wobble present, central pivotal pin may be loose or wear to the pin housing , this may be easily corrected but left as found.
The leather case is a wonderful looking example and bears a clear Indian army ordnance stamp along with the year date 1927.
Even with its card/dial fault this still remains a scarce Indian issue compass.
Code: 50797Price: 80.00 GBP
WW1 British Entrenching Tool Head 1917A good 1917 dated example bearing the makers name Lucas.
Code: 50796Price: 35.00 GBP
WW1 Period Royal Flying Corps Framed EmbroideryA most appealing and fresh to the market WW1 period mahogany framed RFC embroidery on a black silk background.
This splendid looking item was obtained from a local house clearance where it had resided for many decades.
The stitch work retains lovely strong colour and in excellent condition, some light dust and smears present behind the glass due to age but hardly noticeable.
The frame shows no signs of ever being wall mounted/hung only propped against a wall or flat surface and this is evident due to having additional feet fitted adjoined by a piece of old hardboard, these could easily be removed (two small screws) if preferred.
Overall height 23 inches.
overall width 17 1/2 inches.
Please note that there are high levels of light reflection/bounce back in the images due to the glass, colours are strong and black silk backing far more cleaner than shown.
Sorry UK sale only due to glass.
A fantastic back drop item in a RFC display, never seen another.
Posted via Royal mail.
Mid-Victorian Mappin & Company Gentleman`s Spear Point Knife 1860-1864An elegant antique ivory handled gentleman`s knife that was manufactured by the short lived company Mappin & Co who traded from 77-78 Oxford Street, London, between the years 1860 to 1864.
It was in 1860 that the 22 year old John Mappin made the decision to leave the well established family cutlery business to set up on his own under the new business name of Mappin & Company, two years later he was joined by his brother in law George Webb who in 1864 became a partner in the business which resulted in the new trading name of Mappin & Webb, George died in the same year. (info sourced from Mappin & Webb website).
The knife is in very good condition with a wonderful looking 6 1/2 inch long spear point blade, with only slight age related staining.
The forte is nicely stamped on one face with the makers name and Sheffield and on the other the wording `Trustworthy', the one piece ivory grip is also in wonderful condition and held firm with what I believe to be a silver pommel cap, all other fittings are nickel plated.
A typical of the period leather scabbard with nickel plated mounts which again is in good order apart from some surface scuffs near the throat, missing the throat button.
A rare example from a short lived company prior to becoming the world famous Mappin & Webb brand name.
Sorry UK sale only, over 21 years of age.
This item will not be dispatched until a passport/driving license image & age related details have been received. Thank you.
WW2 German 'Stag horn Grip` Parade Bayonet (Carbine Blade)A pleasing and untouched WW2 German stag horn grip parade bayonet made by E.Pack & Sohne with a 198mm carbine type blade.
The narrow fullered blade retains much of its nickel plating apart from approximately 5mm at tip, the birds head pommel along with the end of the turn down quillon also displays some loss of finish, good working button, leather washer absent.
Good steel scabbard with age related wear to paintwork especially where the frog was fitted.
Sorry, UK sale ONLY and proof of age will be required (passport or driving licence photo & date of birth etc), over 21 years only.
Sorry will not be dispatched until info received.
Code: 50793Price: 150.00 GBP
WW1 Period Territorial Letter `T' Collar badgesA pair of gilt washed brass Territorial letter T collar badges with prong backs, 10mm tall.
Part of an old badge & button collection, 5 pairs came on a cardboard backing card, sold as pairs, some light wear to gilt finish.
Code: 50791Price: 14.00 GBP
WW1 Kodak Vesta Pocket CameraThe type used by servicemen to record life, hardship and action during the Great war.
This example is in used condition with age related wear to all surfaces, the strap on the canvas case is broken, name and London address written on the inside of flap.
Unknown if in working order, sold as display item only.
Code: 50792Price: 55.00 GBP
Scarce Early WW2 Ladies Respirator Carrying Case & GasmaskAn excellent condition 1939 dated small size civilian respirator with a very pliable rubber face mask, the bottom of the filter with some very light rusting/staining but would improve with light cleaning.
The gas mask is housed in its scarce ladies carrying case/bag with a zip opening, zip in working order.
The case/bag has some light age related stiffness and slight surface cracking especially where the strap is attached to main body but no issues with the underlying material.
Internal cardboard liner still present.
Left as found so a little dusty.
Code: 50787Price: 45.00 GBP
Victorian Light Infantry Officer`s Scarlet Mess Jacket & WaistcoatA fresh to the market and rather splendid looking Victorian officer`s scarlet melton mess jacket and silver corded waistcoat.
The two items were part of a large uniform & accoutrements group all belonging to a long serving military family from the 1850`s up to 1918.
The small size scarlet jacket with its black facings and silver coloured cord is in very good condition and retains good strong colour, there are no moth holes just some light nips but these are not at all prominent, the quilted satin liner does show signs of light wear along with the odd mark and staining to the armpit region.
The waistcoat is also a fine looking example with its matching cord and concealed pockets, two pin head size holes to the front but not really noticeable, a small L-shaped repair to the back just above the adjustment strap, liner slightly discoloured, all seed type buttons/fittings are present on both items.
The epaulettes are in wonderful condition and bear the rank of Lieutenant and held firm by Queens crown light infantry pebbled buttons.
The family had served with various regiments throughout their 70 years + service but had strong links to the Shropshire Volunteer Rifles, Lancashire regiment and the RWF.
A wonderful display piece.
Small size approx. 32 - 34 inch chest.
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Code: 50789Price: On Request
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