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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 and inner aperture 3.75". 
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Price: 300.00


Royal Canadian Air Force Double Eggcup A7
Original, quality 1920's / 30's double ended white ceramic eggcup, one standard size to the lower section and the upper, a much larger cup. Transfer printed in blue to the front with a logo / badge of "The Royal Canadian Air Force". Complete and in good order. 4.5" x 2.5" widest. Smaller section 2.25" diam. 
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Price: 45.00


Royal Canadian Air Force Double Eggcup A7



ARP Brass Handbell B197
ARP Brass Handbell B197
Original, quality Second World War cast brass handbell with the original turned beech handle and cast iron internal clapper on a chain. The bell is stamped to the outer rim "G and J 1939" and "ARP" for Air Raid Personel. These bells were manufactured during the second world war and used for Air Raid warnings and are good and loud. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 9.5" tall and 5" bell mouth.  
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Price: 95.00


Victory Cast Iron Pub Table GB17
Original, quality, circa 1900, circular cast iron pub table base with three legs and an undershelf. Each leg has a central figure of an angel and the three joining plates to the top section are embossed with 'Victory' within a shield form. These tables were manufactured to commemorate the end of the Boer War in 1902. This example is in the old red oxide paintwork awaiting a top and finishing. Complete and in good and working order. 29.5" tall, top diam 22" and 24" spread of feet. 
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Price: 400.00


Victory Cast Iron Pub Table GB17



Victory Cast Iron Pub Table GB16
Victory Cast Iron Pub Table GB16
Original, quality, circa 1900, circular cast iron pub table base with three legs and an undershelf. Each leg has a central figure of an angel and the three joining plates to the top section are embossed with 'Victory' within a shield form. These tables were manufactured to commemorate the end of the Boer War in 1902. This example is in old black paint awaiting a top to finish. Complete and in good and working order. 29.5" tall, top diam 22" and 24" spread of feet. 
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Price: 400.00


Brass Trench Gas Alarm Horn HH28
Original, quality First World War twin branch brass trench gas alarm horn. This very unusual example has twin flared and curved trumpet horns with a single mouthpiece and a ring for a lanyard mount, one flared end is stamped "D.R.G.M" and 'Signal' with an arrow through its logo. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, in super condition and complete, when blown a loud twin note is sounded. 5.75" x 3.5" x 1.5".  
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Price: 450.00


Brass Trench Gas Alarm Horn HH28



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: 75.00


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 and widest including spout and handle 7.5". 
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Price: 115.00


Brass Trench Art Jug J123



Royal Air Force Door Key K109
Royal Air Force Door Key K109
Original, quality 1930's / 40's steel door key with a solid end to the grip with a hole for a ring, stamped 'R.A.F' for the Royal Air Force and with the war dept. Arrow Mark. The reverse is stamped '2'. Most unusual, cleaned and waxed and complete and in good order. 4" x 1". 
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Price: 45.00


Baden Powell Copper Kettle K122
Original, quality superb copper kettle, with lid, circa 1900 / 1920. The underside is impressed with the logo for the manufacturer W. Souter and Sons of Birmingham and all is in super condition. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. But most of all look at the engraving to the shoulders and the finial to the lid, one side has two union flags, "October 17 1899" and "May 18 1900" and "B.P" for General Baden Powell. The other side is engraved "Mafeking". Baden Powell was successful in relieving the troops held down in "Mafeking", during the campaign wars in South Africa. Baden Powell was later renowned for setting up the Boy Scout Movement. This kettle is the first we have seen and initially I was not sure if the finial to the lid was a later addition but I believe it now to be original. 12" tall x 8" wide and 11.5" front to back including spout.  
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Price: 600.00


Baden Powell Copper Kettle K122



Brass Button Polishing Guard M109
Brass Button Polishing Guard M109
Original, quality sheet brass 'button stick', used when polishing brass buttons still fixed to the uniform, this prevents staining to the cloth. This example is stamped to the front with the patent number for the year 1917 and "WHB" and to the reverse 'W.D' with the broad arrow mark for the "War Department". Complete and in good and working order. 6.75" x 2". 
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Price: 38.00


War Savings Campaign Plaque M108
Original, quality cream coloured ivorine presentation plaque embossed with a Second World War Soldier in battledress with bayonet fixed and detailed "War Savings Campaign 1944 presented by the War Office to the local Savings Committee in appreciation of their success in 'Salute the Soldier week". The reverse is embossed for the manufacturer "De La Rue Plastics" and has two hanging mounts. 15.5" x 9.5" x 1" front to back. 
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Price: 256.00


War Savings Campaign Plaque M108



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: 65.00


Kings Own Hussars Riding Crop M106
Original, quality 1920's nickel mounted riding crop / whip with a leather grip and a woven covered tapered stem. The top mount is embossed with the badge of The Kings own Hussars", the leather grip is worn in areas, but otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. 33" x 0.75". 
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Price: 156.00


Kings Own Hussars Riding Crop M106



Pair of Brass Trench Art Pin Trays M105
Pair of Brass Trench Art Pin Trays M105
Original, quality pair of First World War brass pin trays 'trench art' punch decorated detailing "Souvenir from Prisoner of War", "Arleux", "Arras" and "¼ K.O.Y.L.I" for The Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 5.25" x 3.25" x 0.5". 
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Price: 125.00


Trench Art Brass Letter Opener, 6 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: 56.00


Trench Art Brass Letter Opener, 6 matching available M103



Brass Button Polishing Guard M101
Brass Button Polishing Guard M101
Original, quality sheet brass button stick, used when polishing brass buttons still fixed to the uniform this prevents staining the cloth. This example is stamped to the front with the patent number for the year 1917. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 6.75" x 2". 
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Price: 38.00


Trench Art Brass Match Box Holder M99
Original, quality First World War trench art brass matchbox cover to take a standard box of matches. The spine is embossed "Souvenir De France" and the front with a German badge and a French banner detailing "SRS France". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 2.25" x 1.5" x 0.75". 
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Price: 56.00


Trench Art Brass Match Box Holder M99



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 and 4" wide including handle. 
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Price: 56.00


Bomber Squadron RAF Plaque M94
Original, quality post war carved teak insignia mounted on a shield shaped backplate in honey coloured oak. The carved insignia details a circular central plaque "Bomber Squadron " and "Royal Air Force", has a pegasus, flying horse with a rope twist surround and a carved Queen's Crown above. A very clear example, complete and in good order. 12" x 9" x 1.5" front to back. 
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Price: 85.00


Bomber Squadron RAF Plaque M94



First World War Presentation Cup M92
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" and base 4" diam. 
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Price: 135.00


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 and 2.75" top diam.  
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Price: 65.00


NAAFI Vase M89



1st World War Death Plaque in Frame M77
1st World War Death Plaque in Frame M77
Original, quality, bronze medallion as issued to the next of kin of all members of the British Troops killed in action during the 1st World War 1914 to 1918, often referred to as a 'Death Penny'. This example was awarded posthumously to Christopher Rowland and is embossed around the outer edges "He died for freedom and honour" and is mounted in a bronze finished frame in the shape of the Maltese Cross which has an embossed laurel wreath with a ribbon depicting the years of the war. The reverse is detailed for the maker of the frame "Wright and Son, Edgware, Middx England" and with the registration number for the year 1921. The original document issued with the plaque for Private Christopher Rowland, Northumberland, Fusiliers is included as is the document tube. All is complete and in good order. Frame 8" x 8", postage tube 8" x 12".  
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Price: 420.00


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: 65.00


Brass Button Cleaning Guard M73



WW1 Death Plate M50
WW1 Death Plate M50
Original, quality black transfer on coffee brown ceramic plate, manufactured during and after the 1st World War (1914 to 1918) for relatives to purchase and fix a photograph of their loved ones lost in the war. Good detail to the front with 'England Expects That Every Man Will Do His Duty And ____ Did His', and to the reverse 'England' and impressed '9' over '16'. Complete and in good order. 10" x 1.25". 
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Price: 156.00


Civil Defence Corps Armband, several 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: 20.00


Civil Defence Corps Armband, several available M46



Civil Defence Armband - Ambulance, several available M45
Civil Defence Armband - Ambulance, several available M45
Original, quality unused, yellow cloth armband embroidered with 'Civil Defence Corps Ambulance' 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: 20.00


Civil Defence Armband - Welfare, several 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: 20.00


Civil Defence Armband - Welfare, several available M44



Civil Defence Armband - Warden, several availble M43
Civil Defence Armband - Warden, several availble 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: 20.00


WD 1955 2 Gallon Petrol Can PC9
Original, quality two gallon steel petrol can with a carry handle to the top and a cast brass screw-on filler cap. This example is embossed to the top "Petroleum Spirit Highly Inflammable" and "WD 1955" with the arrow mark. "WD" = War Department. Has been cleaned and repainted green and is complete and in good and working order. Body 11" x 9.5" x 6" and total height including cap + grip 12.5". 
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Price: 65.00


WD 1955 2 Gallon Petrol Can PC9



Special Constable Duty Armband PT114
Special Constable Duty Armband PT114
Original, quality 1st World War duty armband for a Special Constable. The curved cast aluminium badge is embossed "113 Special Constable" and is looped through with the horizontal blue striped on white canvas armband. This was worn on the lower sleeve when on war duty. Some minor moth damage to the band and most of the original black paint missing from the badge. Otherwise, all is complete and in good order. Badge 3.5" x 2.75", band including buckle 18" x 1.75". 
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Price: 95.00


Oval Copper Snuff Box SB13
Original, quality early 19th century oval shaped copper snuff box, originally Sheffield plated, with a rope twisted bead to the base and top rim of the cushioned lid. Most of the plating has worn away leaving a super copper finish. The top has been later engraved "Berks 4, V.A.D.", The red cross logo and Ascot Military Hospital Oct 1914". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 3" x 2" x 1.5" tall. 
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Price: 230.00


Oval Copper Snuff Box SB13



1917 Brass Shellcase with Wooden Nose SC261
1917 Brass Shellcase with Wooden Nose SC261
Original, quality First World War 16.5" long brass shellcase with a later top insert turned in oak coloured stained beech and very realistic. The base has been plugged to the centre and is surrounded with various impressed marks "R.L", "1.74", "3" and "20 cwt" and with the war dept broad arrow mark. The brass has been polished and lacquered and all is in good order. 
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Price: 230.00


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 1.50". 6" x 4" x 2". 
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Price: 485.00


Pair of Trench Art Mounts SC259



Pair of Trench Art Brass Shell Cases SC258
Pair of Trench Art Brass Shell Cases SC258
Original, quality pair of First World War brass shell cases, "Trench Art" decorated with branch designs to the lower section, tapered fluted bodies and flared tops with scalloped rims. The baseplate is stamped "Aug 1917" to one, "Aug 1914" to the other and "Dusseldorf". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good order.8.75" tall, 3.5" base diam and 3.5" top diam. 
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Price: 135.00


Trench Art Brass Shell Case SC256
Original, quality First World War brass shell case "Trench Art" punch decorated with a floral frieze and abstract designs. The base is impressed '1913' for the year of manufacturer and with other details and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. In good order. 12.75" tall and 4.75" diam. 
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Price: 115.00


Trench Art Brass Shell Case SC256



Pair of 19.75
Pair of 19.75" Brass Shell Cases SC255
Original, quality pair of First World War brass shell cases. Each has different stamped details to the underside. 1. "Sept 1918 Magdeburg, Karth, Polte" and "544". 2. "Juli 1916, Patronenfabrik Karlsruhe" and "248, Sp 255". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Very, very minor dents otherwise in good order 19.75" tall x base 5" diam and top 4.25" diam. 
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Price: 230.00


Trench Art Decoarted Shell Case SC254
Original, quality First World War brass shellcase trench art punch engraved and decorated. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The engraving is in fine detail and in French "Souvenir Dela Bataille Le Gateau Nord 26 Aout 1914". "B & M" with a flower stem between and "Obus Anplais", all above a picture in fine detail of a cannon, two shells and a crude aeroplane in flight. The underside is stamped "18pr, Lot 5184, VSM, CF" and "1918". Most unusual picture and text, the first we have seen with an aeroplane. Complete and in good order. 11.5" tall plus 4" base diam and 3.25" top diam. 
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Price: 230.00


Trench Art Decoarted Shell Case SC254



Pair of First World War Shell Cases SC252
Pair of First World War Shell Cases SC252
Original, quality pair of First World War brass shell cases with the original projectiles. These examples are stamped to the underside "37-85. PD. PS. 218. 9.16" for 1916 and the other shell "37-85. P. D.PS. 7.12.14. H" for 1914. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good order. 6.5" tall and 1.75" base diam. 
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Price: 185.00


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: 65.00


Trench Art Letter Opener SC250



12.5
12.5" Brass Shell Case SC249
Original, quality Second World War brass shell case with a tapered form with many numbers impressed to the end including "1941 CF", "Lot 45", "40mm" and others. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 12.5" tall and base 2.5" diam. 
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Price: 38.00


Trench Art Shell Case Base SC247
Original, quality First World War brass shell case with the base trimmed and mounted with a silver coloured coin for decoration or as an ashtray or pin dish. The underside is impressed "18pr", "Lot 677", "CF" and "1917". 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. Base 4" diam, top 3.5" diam and total 7/8" tall. 
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Price: 56.00


Trench Art Shell Case Base SC247



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: 135.00


Pair of Large Brass Trench Art Decorated Shell Cases SC244
Original, quality pair of matching First World War tall brass shell cases, trench art decorated with design of shields and fleur de lis around to the upper half and the lower half has vertical waisted ribbing. The undersides are stamped with the date "1918" and other letters and numbers. These examples have a good unpolished colour but can be polished to a bright brass on request for no extra cost. A most unusual pair. Complete and in good order. 19.25" tall, 5.25" top diam and 5" base. 
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Price: 565.00


Pair of Large Brass Trench Art Decorated Shell Cases SC244



Pair of Trench Art Decorated Brass Shell Cases SC242
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 and 9" wide including handles. Diam of base 3.5" and 4.25" front to back. 
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Price: 250.00


Pair of Trench Art Decorated Brass Shell Cases SC241
Pair of original, quality brass shell cases 'Trench Art' punch engraved completely from top to bottomeach with a background detail and an urn filled with Hibiscus and other flower designs, very finely detailed. The undersides are stamped "47.T.R", "1904", "RL25L" and others. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good order. 14.75" tall x base diam 2.5" and top diam 1.75".  
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Price: 195.00


Pair of Trench Art Decorated Brass Shell Cases SC241



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 and 3.5" base diam. 
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Price: 230.00


Trench Art Brass Shell Case SC231
Original, quality probably Second World War brass shell case trench art decorated with embossed detail of a flower stem with flower and leaves and cut and turned out top rim. The underside is stamped "75 Dec C" and "H256L . 18 H". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good order. 13.5" tall x 3 3/8" base diam. 
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Price: 115.00


Trench Art Brass Shell Case SC231



Pair of 3.75
Pair of 3.75" Brass Trench Art Shell Cases SC230
Original, quality pair of First World War small brass trench art decorated shell cases with acanthus leaf shape cut outs to the top and punch engraved main bodies. The undersides are stamped '2.16' for the year, "37-85 and PDPS 178". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are in good order. 3.75" tall and 1.75" base diam. Price is for the pair. 
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Price: 85.00


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 and 4.75" base diam. Price is for the pair. 
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Price: 300.00


Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases SC229



Trench Art Coal Scoop SC224
Trench Art Coal Scoop SC224
Original, quality First World War brass shell case 'Trench Art' decorated and worked to form a miniature coal helmet with a strap handle over and bullet tip legs. The end plate is detailed "Magdeburg Oct 1918" and 'Polte'. Polished and lacquered and in good order. 5" tall with handle up, 6.5" long and 3.5" wide base of shell case. 
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Price: 65.00


Pair of 12" Brass Shellcases SC218
Original, quality pair of 2nd World War brass shellcases with part of the original steel projectiles. The steel parts are stamped '40mm' and the brass end plates have the war dept broad arrow mark and various other numbers and letters one with '1943' and the other '1944'. All has been polished and lacquered, obviously not complete but what there is, is in good order. 15.5" tall, base 2.5" diam and top 1.25" diam.  
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Price: 125.00


Pair of 12



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 and 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 and 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 and top 3.75" diameter.  
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Price: 125.00


Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases SC174



Pair of Trench Art Brass Shell Cases SC169
Pair of Trench Art Brass Shell Cases SC169
Pair of original, quality, 1st World War, polished brass shell cases, punch engraved "Souvenir de Brevil 1919" to the front surrounded by a garland of ribbons and roses. Both the undersides have the same details "18pr", "VSM" and "1918", a war department broad arrow mark and others. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Base 4" diameter x 11.5" tall and 3.5" top diameter.  
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Price: 145.00


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 Shell Cases SC149



Pair of Trench Art Brass Jugs SC142
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 and 4" widest.  
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Price: 185.00


Pair of 1918 Decorated Brass Shell Cases SC57
Pair of original quality brass shell cases, each with applied cast brass Art Nouveau decoration to the front and a pair of side handles. Several stamps are apparent to the underside including '1918' '13 pr' and 'Lot 71 & 72'. The central firing cap sections have both been replaced. All has been polished and lacquered and are in good order. 12.25" tall, 3.5" base diameter and 7.5" wide.  
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Price: 156.00


Pair of 1918 Decorated Brass Shell Cases SC57



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 and base 4" diam. 
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Price: 115.00


Cranked Gouge Chisel T91
Original, quality, 1/4" gouge chisel with cranked steel tool, the original turned ash handle and a brass ferrule. The steel is stamped "Stoumont" for the maker and "1943", with the war department broad arrow stamp. Appears unused and is complete and in good and working order. 15.5" x 7/8" diameter handle. Another matching gouge may well be available, reference code: T90. 
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Price: 45.00


Cranked Gouge Chisel T91



Cranked Gouge Chisel T90
Cranked Gouge Chisel T90
Original, quality, 1/2" gouge chisel with cranked steel tool, the original turned ash handle and a brass ferrule. The steel is stamped "Stoumont" for the maker and "1943", with the war department broad arrow stamp. Appears unused and is complete and in good and working order. 16.25" x 1" diameter handle. Another matching gouge may well be available, reference code: T91. 
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Price: 45.00


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


Trench Art RAF Brass Ashtray TA1



Military Whistle W77
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 and 2.25" long. 
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Price: 75.00


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: 56.00


CNAA Military Whistle W64



WD. Whistle with Leather W58
WD. Whistle with Leather W58
Original, quality 1940's nickel plated police type whistle with the original short leather strap with a buttonhole. This example is detailed "J. Hudson & Co Birmingham" for the manufacturer and "973-7001" with The War Dept Broad Arrow. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Whistle 3" and strap 7". 
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Price: 75.00


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: 65.00


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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