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Aircraft Propeller Hub A10
Aircraft Propeller Hub A10
Original, quality Second World War aircraft propeller hub in laminated mahogany originally with four propeller fins. This example has been trimmed down and could now be mounted with a clock, mirror or photograph. This has eight bolt holes and is impressed around the rim "T6296", "B.N. No 480", "12cy1. RAFAA" and "RE8" and stamped in black "A.1.D.700". A very clean example, in good order.

8.5" tall.

12" wide at base.

3.5" front to back.

Inner aperture 3.75".

 
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Price: 156.00


Aircraft Propellor Desk Tidy A8
Original, quality all wooden desk tidy with a lid all fashioned from the base end of a late First World War aeroplane propellor, probably 1920's. Complete and in good order.

3.25" tall x base 5.5" x 5.75".

 
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Price: 78.00


Aircraft Propellor Desk Tidy A8



Campaign Tent Pole Coatrack CR89
Campaign Tent Pole Coatrack CR89
Original, quality mid to late 19th century military campaign coatrack to fit around officers tent poles. This super example has five cast brass coat hooks riveted to a thick leather collar with a strap and buckle for mounting. The hooks have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the leather is good and strong and will fit up to 4" diam tent post. All is complete and in good and working order.

Leather 2" wide x 9" plus strap.

Each hook 3" front to back.

 
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Price: 185.00


Scottish Soldier Cast Iron Door Porter DP99
Original, quality late 19th century large cast iron door porter with a Scottish Soldier in kilt and bearskin stood on guard. A good repair to the arm and staff. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order.

Base 13.5" x 3" front to back.

14.5" tall.

 
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Price: 95.00


Scottish Soldier Cast Iron Door Porter DP99



Tin Flour Dredger FD3
Tin Flour Dredger FD3
Original, quality late 19th century two piece tinsmith made, tin flour dredger with a strap handle to the side and a tight lift off perforated lid. The underside has the original shop price code in ink and the broad arrow imprint for the war department. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

4" tall x 3.5" base diam.

4.5" wide including handle.

 
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Price: 56.00


Rosewood Handled Glass Cutter in Leather Case GC2
Original, quality glaziers rosewood handled glass cutter in the original leather protective case. This example is detailed "A Shaw & Son" for the maker and "1917" and the steelhead is stamped with the broad arrow mark for the War Dept. All is complete and in good and working order.

Glass cutter 7" x 0.5" x 0.5".

Leather case 8" x 1" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


Rosewood Handled Glass Cutter in Leather Case GC2



Military Hat Tin HT20
Military Hat Tin HT20
Original, quality, late 19th century, circular shaped military hat tin in the original bronzed and patterned paintwork andwith a wire carry handle to the hinged lid. The interior has most of its original bronzed finish. The front of the tin has a hasp fitting to take a padlock and the lid has a shield shaped brass nameplate for the supplier "Hawkes and Co Ltd 1 Savile Row London W". The lid has an owner's detail painted in white letters detailing "L.F Close K.S.L.I". Generally complete and in good shape, but with a few dents and rubbing to the paintwork.

11.75" diameter x 7" tall.

 
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Price: 56.00


Brass Iron Stand IS49
Original, quality 1920's iron stand / trivet with a fretted illustration of a First World War soldier holding a rifle and union flag and entitled "A Gentleman in Khaki". This unusual example has the standard flat iron shape with crossed rifles as the grip and three legs. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order.

8.75" x 4" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


Brass Iron Stand IS49



Brass Trench Art Jug J123
Brass Trench Art Jug J123
Original, quality 1920's brass water jug of a super shape and fashioned using a First World War brass shell case base for the base of the jug. I am not sure that the rest of the jug is 'trench art' but who knows,? All is complete and in good and working order with a hinged cover, a handle to the rear and a good pouring lip. The shell case underside is impressed 1918 June; and other numbers. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

8" tall.

5.5" diam.

Widest including spout and handle 7.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


1912 Engraved Nickel Plated Kettle K173
Original, quality nickel plated tea kettle on three feet with the original decorative cane covering to the handle and cow horn handle to the lid. This example in super condition is engraved to the front "Presented by the Officers, Non-commission Officers & Men of the South Eastern mounted Brigade, Transport & Supply Column Army Services Corps. (Territorial) Croydon to Staff Sergt Major A. Moore on the occasion of his marriage April 9th 1912". The underside is impressed for the manufacturer "J.C & Co Ltd". All is complete and in good and working order.

9" tall x 7" wide.

9" including spout.

 
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Price: 95.00


1912 Engraved Nickel Plated Kettle K173



Rabone Chesterman 30 Metre Tape Measure M289
Rabone Chesterman 30 Metre Tape Measure M289
Original, quality leather cased 30 metre tape measure with brass fittings, a leather side strap and a very clean inner tape. The case is embossed for the manufacturer "Rabone Chesterman Ltd" the winding handle is stamped "30 m" and the reverse of the leather case is impressed "1979" for the year of manufacturer and with the war dept "Broad Arrow". The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order.

7" x diam.

1.75" front to back.

 
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Price: 185.00


A.R.P Air Raid Warning Rattle M138
Original, quality Second World War Air Raid Warning rattle in Beech with oak or ash slats. The significance of the red and white paint is not known but the top of the red rail is impressed "A.R.P., W. Clements & Sons 1939". Very loud and complete and in good and working order.

10.5" x 9" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 89.00


A.R.P Air Raid Warning Rattle M138



Trench Art Brass Matchbox Cover M137
Trench Art Brass Matchbox Cover M137
Original, quality trench art decorated brass matchbox holder detailing "France 1914 - 1919" ( First World War ) to one side and "L.W.Waring" to the other. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

2.25" x 1.5/8" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 56.00


Warwick British Legion 1929 Mug M136
Original, quality Royal Blue ceramic drinking mug manufactured by "The Ashstead Pottery" and embossed "Warwick British Legion Christmas 1929" to the side and the logo for the "British Legion" to the other. Complete and in good order.

4.25" tall.

Base 3 3/8" diam.

4.5" widest including handle.

 
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Price: 45.00


Warwick British Legion 1929 Mug M136



ARP Wooden Alarm Rattle M129
ARP Wooden Alarm Rattle M129
Original, quality Second World War all wooden air raid warning rattle stamped to the body "B & E Ltd' for the manufacturer "A.R.P" for Air Raid Precautions' and "1939". All is super clean, super loud and complete and in good and working order. This is the first rattle we have seen marked for the A.R.P.

11.25" x 9" x 2.25".

 
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Price: 115.00


1924 Nickel Cigarette Case M114
Original, quality twelve cigarette size, curved nickel plated cigarette case with an engraved monogram and embossed decoration to the front and engraved 15-1-1924 and the original matt finish inside with the original elastic cigarette bands. The reverse is engraved with the following detail. L.T.S. May 1919 - March 1921. GIB. March 1921 - March 1924. SUEZ. April 1924 - May 1926. LEAVE. May 1926 - Sept 1926. ASCENSION. Oct 1926. Some very minor dents to the front otherwise complete and in good order. Previous owner unknown ?

3.5" x 3.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


1924 Nickel Cigarette Case M114



Trench Art Brass Letter Opener M107
Trench Art Brass Letter Opener M107
Original, quality brass letter opener in the form of a scimitar sword, fashioned from First World War military scraps with a bullet case for the handle with a crown plaque applied and a fretted out curved blade, punch engraved "Alsace". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

8.25" x 1.25" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Trench Art Brass Letter Opener, 5 matching available M103
Original, quality First World War "trench art" decorated letter openers, fashioned using 3mm bullets and scrap brass to fashion the scimitar shaped blade. The blade is punch engraved "Souvenir" to one side and some initials to the other and all are mounted with a Royal Engineers brass button to the end of the grip. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

7.5" x 1" 0.5".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 45.00


Trench Art Brass Letter Opener, 5 matching available M103



South Devonshire Regiment Tankard M96
South Devonshire Regiment Tankard M96
Original, quality late 19th century nickel tankard with a side handle and a clear glass bottom. The front is engraved with the crest of the "46 South Devonshire" Regiment over a monogram and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Some minor dents to the handle, otherwise complete and in good order.

4" tall.

Base 3.25" diam.

4" wide including handle.

 
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Price: 45.00


First World War Presentation Cup M92
Original, quality nickel plated trophy cup with embossed decoration, side handles and mounted on an ebonised turned wooden plinth. But most of all engraved to the front "Presented to Pte A Metcalfe K.O.R.N.L on his return from active service in the war of 1914 - 18, from the people of Mallerstang". Complete and in good order.

7" tall x 6.25" widest.

Front to back 3.5".

Base 4" diam.

 
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Price: 115.00


First World War Presentation Cup M92



NAAFI Vase M89
NAAFI Vase M89
Original, quality 1920's / 30's brown glazed and waisted stoneware flower vase with an applied decoration to the front detailed in embossed "The NAAFI badge" (Navy, Army and Air Force Institution). The underside is printed for the manufacturer "Lovatt's Langley Ware England". Complete and in good order.

7.5" tall.

4" base diam.

2.75" top diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


Brass Button Cleaning Guard M73
Original, quality, pressed brass equipment protector for use when polishing / cleaning brass buttons and badges etc still fixed to the uniform. This example, the first we have seen of this model, is detailed with cut outs to cover most if not all the requirements and is embossed "The New Pioneer Equipment Protector F.Malborough Birmingham" and has the patent number and a registration number for the year 1921. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. complete and in good and working order.

5.5" x 3".

 
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Price: 56.00


Brass Button Cleaning Guard M73



Civil Defence Corps Armband, 6 available M46
Civil Defence Corps Armband, 6 available M46
Original, quality unused, yellow cloth armband embroidered with 'Civil Defence Corps' beneath a crown and stamped to the reverse with the war department arrow mark and 'Lewis Falk Ltd 1954' for the manufacturer. In super condition, complete and in good order.

18" x 3.5".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 10.00


Civil Defence Welfare Armband, 4 available M44
Original, quality unused, yellow cloth armband embroidered with 'Civil Defence Corps Welfare' beneath a crown and stamped to the reverse with the war department arrow mark and 'Lewis Falk Ltd 1954' for the manufacturer. In super condition, complete and in good order.

18" x 3.5".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 10.00


Civil Defence Welfare Armband, 4 available M44



Civil Defence Warden Armband, 4 available M43
Civil Defence Warden Armband, 4 available M43
Original, quality unused, yellow cloth armband embroidered with 'Civil Defence Corps Warden' beneath a crown and stamped to the reverse with the war department arrow mark and 'Lewis Falk Ltd 1954' for the manufacturer. In super condition, complete and in good order.

18" x 3.5".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 10.00


1914 Princess Mary Brass Box, 5 available, M37
Original, quality pressed brass tin with an embossed hinged lid bearing a cameo of Princess Mary, two 'M' monograms and panels around it with the names of countries allied to Great Britain in the 1st World War; Belgium, Japan, Russia, Monte Negro, Sierra and France. Complete and in good order. These brass tins, containing a variety of items dependent on the recipient, were given to all British troops serving overseas for Christmas 1914. The funds for these were raised by Princess Mary, daughter of King George V. Most but not all of the tins were issued with a pack of cigarettes, a pack of tobacco, a Christmas card in an envelope, a printed photo. of Princess Mary and a silver tipped brass shell case with a pencil inside. All items were marked with the monogram 'M' with a crown over. Polished and lacquered. This tin is without contents.

3.25" x 5" x 1.25".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 65.00


1914 Princess Mary Brass Box, 5 available, M37



Lord Kitchener Brass Mantle Ornament MO72
Lord Kitchener Brass Mantle Ornament MO72
Original, quality cast pink brass mantle ornament of "Lord Kitchener" astride a horse on a memorial pedestal. The reverse is impressed with the registration number for the year 1899. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

10" tall x 7.5" x 1.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 135.00


Lord Roberts Brass Mantle Ornament MO71
Original, quality cast pink brass mantle ornament circa 1900, depicting Lord Roberts astride a horse on a memorial pedestal. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

10" tall x 7.5" x 1.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 135.00


Lord Roberts Brass Mantle Ornament MO71



Bristol Nested Fire Bucket Brass Plaque NP412
Bristol Nested Fire Bucket Brass Plaque NP412
Original, quality 1930's / 40's oval cast brass makers plate detailing "The Bristol Nested Fire Bucket And A.R.P. Pumptank" and "Pat Applied For Essl Works Ashton Gate Bristol 3 Eng" and "Engineering Store & Services Ltd Fire Protection Engineers". This plate has two bolt holes for mounting, has been polished and lacquered and is complete and in good order. Another identical plaque but in cast aluminium may well be available ref code: NP411.

8.75" x 4.5" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 165.00


Bristol Nested Fire Bucket Aluminium Plaque NP411
Original, quality 1930's / 40's oval cast aluminium makers plate detailing "The Bristol Nested Fire Bucket And A.R.P. Pumptank" and "Pat Applied For Essl Works Ashton Gate Bristol 3 Eng" and "Engineering Store & Services Ltd Fire Protection Engineers". This plate has two bolt holes for mounting, has been polished and lacquered and is complete and in good order. Another identical plaque but in cast brass may well be available ref code: NP412.

8.75" x 4.5" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 68.00


Bristol Nested Fire Bucket Aluminium Plaque NP411



1945 Military Oil Hand Lamp OL148
1945 Military Oil Hand Lamp OL148
Original, quality Second World War Issue, oil hand lamp very similar if not identical to the 'Railway Guards' hand signal lantern. This version issued to the war dept is dated 1945, and for the maker "C Eastgate & Son Birmingham", it has the original green paintwork, the original oil font, burner and wick and the two colour signal cylinder, red and blue for Stop & Go. Although the paint is chipped and flaking in place, all is complete and in good and working order otherwise, with the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Unusual to find one so complete and in presentable order.

13" tall.

5" base diam.

Bezel 4" diam.

5.5" widest diam.

 
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Price: 256.00


Memento of Boer War 1901 Plated Dish P36
Original, quality silver plated bread basket / bowl with a deep embossed decoration of flower designs. The reverse is detailed for the manufacturer "James Dixon E.P.N.S" and the front is engraved "A memento of July 27th Boar War 1901" and "Given to Mrs Uppleby". The silver plate is only rubbed where engraved and the rest is bright and clean. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

9.75" diam x 1.75" front to back.

 
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Price: 89.00


Memento of Boer War 1901 Plated Dish P36



Indian Police Constables Staff PT219
Indian Police Constables Staff PT219
Original, quality late 19th century Indian Police Constables staff. This good example made from a tapered bamboo shaft has a weighted cast brass head with decoration around and a steel cap to the top. The shaft has brass mounts to each joint in the cane and a smaller cast brass decorated mount to the base. All has been cleaned, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order.

61.5" long.

1.25"to the base.

2.25" at the top.

 
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Price: 450.00


Travelling Shaving Mug SB48
Original, quality late 19th century Sheffield plated, campaign type, shaving Etna with a hinged lid to the base to conceal the spirit container and a hinged top lid to reveal the foldout side handle. This item has been later engraved to the top of the lid as a presentation, detailing "Military Police Sports, Wiesbaden 1926". Not sure how it is heated although a container for the meths spirit is included in the base. What is here, is all in good order and the silver plating is in exceptional condition apart from the rubbing around the engraved detail, obviously from cleaning it often. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and generally in very good order but possibly not complete.

5.75" tall x 3.5" diam.

 
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Price: 156.00


Travelling Shaving Mug SB48



Trench Art Shell Case SC305
Trench Art Shell Case SC305
Original, quality First World War brass shell case cut and shaped to form a miniature coal helmet and possibly for use as a sugar bowl, for the front legs are formed from bullets and the copper handle from a drive belt. The underside of the shell case is impressed with a variety of numbers including "437" and "15" and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order.

4.5" tall x 3.5" wide.

9.25" front to back.

 
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Price: 135.00


First World War Trench Art Brass Shell Case SC304
Original, quality 'Trench Art' decorated brass shell case, punch decorated with a floral tribute to the front and textured to the reverse. The underside is stamped "269", "GESP", "SP19" and "1916" for the year of issue. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good order.

9" tall x base 3.5" diam.

Top 3".

 
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Price: 68.00


First World War Trench Art Brass Shell Case SC304



Brass Trench Art Decorated Shell case SC303
Brass Trench Art Decorated Shell case SC303
Original, quality Second World War small brass shell case 'Trench Art' decorated with acorns and oak leaves pierced and engraved to the top rim. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is in good order.

9.75" tall.

Base 2.5" diam.

 
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Price: 78.00


Brass Trench Art Decorated Shell Case SC302
Original, quality Second World War shell case 'Trench Art' decorated to the front with highly embossed detail of a daffodil plant with a flower and buds. The top rim has a wavy edge and the underside has many numbers and letters including "Puteau". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is in good order.

13.75" tall x 3.25" top diam.

3.5" base diam.

 
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Price: 135.00


Brass Trench Art Decorated Shell Case SC302



Pair of Brass Trench Art Decorated Shell Cases SC301
Pair of Brass Trench Art Decorated Shell Cases SC301
Original, quality pair of First World War trench art decorated brass shell cases. The fronts are highly embossed with flower heads tied with a bow in ribbon and the reverses are again embossed one with "Julie" and the other "Tierce". The undersides are stamped with an assortment of numbers. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are in good order.

13.75" tall.

3" top diam.

3.5" base diam.

 
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Price: 300.00


Pair of Trench Art Decorated Brass Shell Cases SC300
Original, quality pair of trench art decorated brass shell cases from the First World War. The fronts are embossed detailing "R.F" and branches and "1914" to one and "1918" to the other. The tops are softly flared and the undersides have a variety of stamped numbers. A super pair of well-decorated shell cases, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are in good order.

13.75" tall.

3.25" top diam.

3.5" bases.

 
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Price: 300.00


Pair of Trench Art Decorated Brass Shell Cases SC300



Pair of Short Part Brass Shell Cases SC298
Pair of Short Part Brass Shell Cases SC298
Original, quality pair of short brass part shell cases detailing in German to the undersides with one dated 1903 and the other 1904. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good order.

2.5"tall.

Base 2.75"diam.

Top aperture 2.5" diam.

 
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Price: 68.00


Pair of First World War Brass Shell Cases SC293
Original, quality pair of First World War brass shell cases 'Trench Art' punch decorated with floral designs. The undersides are stamped with a variety of numbers and one is "Aug 1918" and the other "Apr 1917". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good order but obviously incomplete.

9" tall.

3" top diam.

3.5" base.

 
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Price: 95.00


Pair of First World War Brass Shell Cases SC293



1979 Brass Shell Case SC291
1979 Brass Shell Case SC291
Original, quality 13" heavy brass shell case impressed to the end plate "105mm", "RW 297", "Lot 134" and 1979. All has been cleaned, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A late shell case but a useful size, in good order.

12.75" tall.

4.25" top diam.

5" base diam.

 
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Price: 65.00


First World War Brass Shell Case SC290
Original, quality First World War brass shellcase of a plain form stamped to the underside "EP37" and "13". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer maybe removed at no extra cost. Incomplete but otherwise in good order.

11" x 3" top diam.

3.5" base.

 
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Price: 34.00


First World War Brass Shell Case SC290



1917 Brass Shell Case SC287
1917 Brass Shell Case SC287
Original, quality First World War brass shell case dated to the underside '1917' and with other marks. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good order.

9" tall.

3.5" base diam.

3" top.

 
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Price: 38.00


Brass Trench Art Shell Case Ashtray SC281
Original, quality chromed shell case base inset to the top with three cigarette rests and a stubbing platform to the centre. The underside is impressed "16mm ARMDC", the war dept broad arrow and '1966' for the year. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed a no extra cost and in good order.

1.75" tall x 3.75" diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


Brass Trench Art Shell Case Ashtray SC281



Pair of Trench Art Brass Shell Cases SC279
Pair of Trench Art Brass Shell Cases SC279
Original, quality pair of Second World War all brass shell cases, trench art decorated with grooved sides, leaves and berries in relief. The undersides have many letters and numbers stamped to include 18 pr and the War Dept broad arrow mark to both. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good order.

11.25" x top 3.5" diam.

Base 4" diam.

 
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Price: 185.00


Egyptian Decorated Shell Case SC270
Original, quality post-war tall brass shell case punch engraved with much detail of Egyptian designs in bands around, a world globe view and detailed "Presented by Captn E.J. Horgan Q.M.2.5. INF. GP. VNEF." and "100mm from T.55 Tank", "found near EL Tassa October 1973, three screw holes in the top rim", a shrapnell hole to the front, and stamped to the reverse "AN. C O R MARCRA". The underside is stamped "29. 67." and "257 cm". Ideal as an umbrella stand.

27.5" tall x 5.75" base diam.

4" top diam.

 
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Price: 200.00


Egyptian Decorated Shell Case SC270



First World War Brass Shell Case Base SC269
First World War Brass Shell Case Base SC269
Original, quality First World War brass shell case base, impressed to the underside "Magdeburg" and "Pol-te" and "Feb 1917". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good order.

4.5" tall.

6.75" base diam.

6" top diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


Pair of 1st World War Trench Art Shell Cases SC266
Original, quality pair of 9" trench art decorated First World War brass shell cases each with a castellated top rim. The bodies are punch engraved with flowers in urns and "Loo Gusthaf 1918" to one and "Jeperen Amelia 1918" to the other. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good order.

9" tall x 3.5" base diam.

 
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Price: 135.00


Pair of 1st World War Trench Art Shell Cases SC266



Pair of Trench Art Mounts SC259
Pair of Trench Art Mounts SC259
Pair of original, quality 'trench art' displays fashioned from brass bullet cases, lead shot and shrapnel fragments all mounted on slabs of similar marble each with a brass ribbon swag shaped plaque. One is detailing "L'Yzer 1914" and the other "Ypres 1918". We have replaced the felt to the undersides and polished and lacquered the items otherwise all is original and in good order. These are the first we have seen of this type of trench art objects and exciting to find.

6" x 5.5" x 1.5".

6" x 4" x 2".

 
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Price: 300.00


Trench Art Letter Opener SC250
Original, quality First World War brass bullet case, 'trench art' fashioned into a letter opener with a scimitar sword shaped brass blade. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

7.5" x 2" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Trench Art Letter Opener SC250



Pair of Brass Shell Case Base Ashtrays SC246
Pair of Brass Shell Case Base Ashtrays SC246
Original, quality pair of heavy brass shell case base converted to cigar ashtrays. Both the bases have a central four cigar support and have been fitted with an engraved plate detailing "P.S.T.O 4 Rosyth Conference Room" in upper cased text and the underside of one is detailed "4.5 in Marks 3-5 guns", "N5", "EEC" with a broad arrow stamp for the War Dept and "Lot 588", "1961" for the year. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

6.5" x 1.75" each.

 
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Price: 115.00


Pair of Trench Art Decorated Brass Shell Cases SC242
Original, quality pair of First World War 'Trench Art' punch decorated brass shell cases. This super pair have flared out points to the top, side handles fashioned with brass bullets and are engraved to the front "Souvenir De Chauny" and "1917" with branches with leaves around. The undersides are stamped with many numbers. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. Great lookers and of an unusual form.

11.5" tall.

9" wide including handles.

Diam of base 3.5".

4.25" front to back.

 
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Price: 250.00


Pair of Trench Art Decorated Brass Shell Cases SC242



Pair of Trench Art Brass Shell Cases SC237
Pair of Trench Art Brass Shell Cases SC237
Original, quality pair of probably Second World War trench art decorated brass shell cases. The bodies are fluted and waisted and the tops shaped and trimmed with "Gothic" castellations and the undersides are stamped "75 Dec", "Mai 342" and "17 S.D". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good order.

13.5" tall.

3.5" base diam.

 
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Price: 230.00


Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases SC229
Original, quality pair of First World War trench art decorated brass shell cases. These large examples have twisted ribbed and waisted lower halves, turned over wavy top rims and punch engraved details to the upper halves "Souvenir Montigny 1914 - 1918". The undersides are stamped "1913" 'ARSL 105, and others. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in super condition.

14.75" tall.

4.75" base diam.

Price is for the pair.

 
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Price: 300.00


Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases SC229



40mm Inspection Shell SC215
40mm Inspection Shell SC215
Original, quality 40mm steel inspection shell, impressed to the end plate "40mm N.I Inspecton RWB 1953". This example has a milled outer rim to the end plate and a tapered body with a nose to the top. Some minor surface damage to one side otherwise complete and in good order.

17.75" tall.

2.5" widest.

 
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Price: 85.00


Pair of 1st World War Brass Trench Art Shell Cases SC213
Pair of quality 13.75" tall brass shell cases 'trench art' punch decorated with two different scenes, one of a female playing a lyre and detailed "Asiaco" and the other with a female holding flowers. Although the pattern differs in detail these were worked by the same person. The undersides are stamped "75 DE.C MG M 6, L17 USA & H 670 L. 17 H". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and both are in good order.

13.75" tall x 3.25" base diam and 3" top diam.

 
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Price: 165.00


Pair of 1st World War Brass Trench Art Shell Cases SC213



Pair of Brass Shell Cases SC200
Pair of Brass Shell Cases SC200
Original, quality pair of post war brass shell cases of the tapered form stamped to the underside. " 40 mm 4 ", " ECC ", " 1951 " and with the war dept broad arrow. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed with no extra cost and in good order.

12" tall.

2.5"base diam.

1.5" top diam.

 
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Price: 75.00


Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases SC174
Pair of original, quality, trench art decorated brass shell cases, probably from the 2nd World War. These examples are each mounted on three steel ball feet and have flared out and crimped top rims. The underside are stamped "ATE98", "75De.C" and "18C" and others. In good order.

9.5" tall.

3.25" base diameter.

Top 3.75" diameter.

 
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Price: 125.00


Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases SC174



Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases SC149
Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases SC149
Pair of original, quality, smaller than usual 'trench art' decorated brass shell cases. These examples have ribbed and waisted lower halves and are punch engraved to the upper section with an urn detailed "1946 Greece" with leaves and fruit bursting out. The top rims are wavy and the undersides are stamped "37mm - M16" to both and "1942" to one and "1943" to the other. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

6" tall.

Base 2.25" diameter.

 
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Price: 125.00


Pair of Trench Art Brass Jugs SC142
Pair of original, quality, trench art jugs fashioned from a pair of 1st World War brass shell cases. Both the undersides are stamped for 1917 and with other letters and numbers. The sides of the bodies are punch engraved with matching detail, both with a shield shaped inner border and "Peronne 1919", "Souvenir from France" in a ribbon sway and with similar floral detail. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

Bases 3.5" diameter.

6.25" total height.

4" widest.

 
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Price: 156.00


Pair of Trench Art Brass Jugs SC142



HMS Dolphin Trophy SG228
HMS Dolphin Trophy SG228
Original, quality silver plated trophy in the form of a cup with Art Nouveau side handles, a narrow stem and a circular foot. The underside is impressed "EPNS" and with the maker's stamp for Walker and Hall and the cup is engraved "H.M.S. Dolphin 1st Prize One Mile Open 1924". A very clean example with no wear to the plate, complete and only one very minor dent. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

7.5" tall.

Total width 9".

Bowl 6" diam.

Base 4" diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


Sheffield Plated Card Tray T170
Original, quality late 19th century small oval shaped copper tray with a brass bead to the outer rim and four bracket feet. This example was Sheffield plated and has a very faint engraving detailing "Private William Littler, winner of the 2nd prize sword competition B. Troop, Lancashire Hussars 1886". These sized trays were often used for calling cards on the hall table. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

10" x 7.75" x 1".

 
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Price: 78.00


Sheffield Plated Card Tray T170



Trench Art RAF Brass Ashtray TA1
Trench Art RAF Brass Ashtray TA1
Original, quality 1930's, brass ashtray with a matchbox holder to the centre, all trench art worked from brass with punch engraved decoration to the base and 'RAF' and 'ADEN' to the sides of the match holder. Polished, lacquered and complete and in good order.

4.5" x 3" high.

 
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Price: 56.00


A.R.P Whistle W131
Original, quality Second World War nickel plated police type whistle detailed "A.R.P" ( Air Raid Precautions ) and for the manufacturer "J. Hudson & Co Barr St. Hockley Birmingham". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

3.25" x 0.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


A.R.P Whistle W131



A.R.P Whistle W130
A.R.P Whistle W130
Original, quality Second World War nickel plated police type whistle detailed "A.R.P" ( Air Raid Precautions ) and for the manufacturer "J. Hudson & Co Barr St. Hockley Birmingham". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

3.25" x 0.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Military Whistle W77
Original, quality 1930's chrome plated football referee style of "Acme Thunderer" whistle impressed to the front "Made in England" and to one side "C N 973-6266" and the broad arrow mark for the War Department. This clear example has the original split ring, a good loud sound and is complete and in good and working order.

1" tall x 0.75" wide x 2.25" long.

 
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Price: 75.00


Military Whistle W77



CNAA Military Whistle W64
CNAA Military Whistle W64
Original, quality military whistle of the police type in the original unused bronzed finish. This example is stamped "J Hudson & Son Birmingham" for the makers', "CNAA 1985", the War Dept broad arrow mark and "1954". Complete and in good and working order.

3 1/8" x 5/8".

 
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Price: 45.00


ARP Whistle W55
Original, quality Second World War nickel plated police type whistle with the plating worn in places detailed 'ARP.' ( An Raid Personnel ) and for the manufacturer "J. Hudson & Co Barr St Hockley Birmingham". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

3.25" x 5/8".

 
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Price: 56.00


ARP Whistle W55



US Army 1943 Whistle W50
US Army 1943 Whistle W50
Original, quality green bakelite whistle of the "referee" shape with a brass rivet in the hanging eye at the rear and embossed "US Army 1943" and 'E' within a diamond logo. Very loud and complete and in good and working order.

2.25" x 1" x 1".

 
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Price: 85.00

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