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Rare Large WW2 Royal Canadian Air Force RCAF Perspex “Heart” Sweetheart Brooch

Rare Large WW2 Royal Canadian Air Force RCAF Perspex “Heart” Sweetheart Brooch

Here on offer is a rare hand made example of a WW2 Royal Canadian Air Force RCAF heart shaped thick perspex sweetheart brooch, which has a tiny metal and enamelled RCAF emblem set in the centre.

These types of sweetheart brooch’s where made from the Perspex canopies/windows of damaged/crashed WW2 aircraft.

This clear Perspex “heart” is unusually THICK and probably came from a downed bomber?

The tiny RCAF emblem displays the Kings Crown and is in excellent condition, with no loss of enamel.

There are a couple of light scratches to the front of the Perspex heart, which might polish out.

On the reverse it still has its original long pin and “C” clasp.

The brooch is 1.6” (4cm) wide, 1.75” (4.5cm) high and 0.4” (0.9cm) thick.

It weighs 10.7g.

Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.

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Code: 50611

30.00 GBP


British Admiralty Pattern Navy Knife with Leather Sheath circa 2008

British Admiralty Pattern Navy Knife with Leather Sheath circa 2008

Here on offer is an issued and used British Ministry of Defence Admiralty Navy Knife with stainless steel blade, rosewood handle and black leather sheath.

On the grip, the two rosewood slabs are held in place by two brass pins. Four finger notches have been carved into the front slab to help grip the knife.

The polished stainless steel blade has a sharp single cutting edge, which is stamped with the NATO Stock Number: 5110 99 437 5839.

It also has the Broad Arrow mark and UTD 08, where I think UTD is possibly the maker and 08 refers to the year of manufacture, 2008.

It is complete with its original black leather sheath, which shows some use and has a thick piece of black tape fitted around the top section to hold the stitching in place.

The blade measures 4.25” (10.8cm) long and the knife is 8” (20.5cm) in total length.

It weighs 105g.

Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.

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Code: 50613

35.00 GBP


Vintage British Military Type D Survival Knife with Original Leather Sheath dated 1979

Vintage British Military Type D Survival Knife with Original Leather Sheath dated 1979

Here on offer is a genuine vintage British Military Type D Survival Knife with its original leather sheath, dated 1979.

This heavy-duty survival knife has a wooden handle made up of to large wooden slabs that have been contoured to make the grip and secured in place by three large lacquered copper rivets.

The top pommel end of the handle has a hole for a wrist cord.

The handle is in excellent condition and has a nice dark lacquered finish to the wood.

The 7.25” (18.4cm) large and heavy oval shaped broad parkarised blade has a sharp single cutting edge.

On one side it is stamped with what I believe is a MOD reference number 127/8214.

The blade retains nearly all of its grey parkarised finish; there are just some light scratch marks on one side of the blades cutting edge.

It is complete with its original dark brown leather sheath with integral belt loop and securing strap with press-button catch. The sheath is stitched and fitted with 8 chrome-plated rivets.

On the inside of the belt loop, it is stamped with an H in a diamond, which I believe is the maker’s mark, along with a broad arrow and the date 1979. Below this is the MOD reference number 1278215.

The blade measures 7.25” (18.4cm) long and the knife is 12.3” (31.5cm) in total length.

It weighs a heavy 725g.

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Code: 50610

Reserved


Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS BULWARK (R08) – Cast Metal Crest Plaque – 1950’s

Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS BULWARK (R08) – Cast Metal Crest Plaque – 1950’s

Here on offer is a vintage ships crest plaque for "HMS BULWARK" (R08), circa 1950.

The hand painted cast metal ships crest has been mounted on to a shield shaped wooden plaque that looks to have been cut from a light mahogany wood.
The crest is in excellent condition and retains nearly all its original paint, just a couple of chips around the steel nails that hold it to the wooden plaque.

On the back of the wooden frame is an old metal hook used to hang it on a wall.


Some history about HMS Bulwark:

HMS Bulwark was launched on 22nd June 1948 and was commissioned by the Royal Navy in 1954.
In 1956 Bulwark it took part in "Operation Musketeer" during the Suez Crisis and launched up to 600 sorties.
In 1958 she assisted two tankers, which collided in the Persian Gulf. She towed one of the tankers SS Melika to Muscat, winning the Boyd Trophy for her actions.
She was decommissioned in 1981,and scrapped in 1984.

This is a really impressive crest plaque and makes a great display item for any British Naval military collection.

The wooden frame measures 9” (22.8cm) by 7” (17.8cm) and the metal crest is 5.3” (13.5cm) diameter.

It weighs 570g.

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Code: 50612

25.00 GBP


Original RZM Hitler Youth Knife by E. & F. Hörster with HJ Armband owned by Heinrich Hass & two Rare 1938 Turnfest Breslau Entry Cards

Original RZM Hitler Youth Knife by E. & F. Hörster with HJ Armband owned by Heinrich Hass & two Rare 1938 Turnfest Breslau Entry Cards

Here on offer is a really interesting original Hitler Youth grouping that is associated with a member named as Heinrich Hass and some documentation also relating to his sister Grete Hass. They where both from Sindligen am Main near Frankfurt.

The group of items includes Heinrich’s original HJ knife and his HJ armband.

What I find really interesting, are the two very rare cards that Heinrich and Grete acquired to get free entry to the famous Deutsches Turn-u. Sportfest at Breslau in 1938. This was held at the Hermann-Goring Sportsfield between the 23rd and 31st July 1938.
The first German Turnfest (Gymnastics Festival) was held in Coburg in 1860. This special gymnastics sports week received an overwhelming response from various Turnverein (clubs) gymnastics club) which was growing at that time so that it began to be held regularly every five years. During the reign of Hitler Turnfest was recorded twice, in 1933 in Stuttgart and in 1938 in Breslau. The third was supposed to be held in 1943, but was later cancelled due to the outbreak of World War II.

Any memorabilia from the 1938 Turnfest is rare to find and obtain a high premium. I have searched for examples of these cards/passes but cant find any on the Internet? I can only assume being paper, most where discarded after the event or perished during the war years.

There is also a newspaper cutting of the words in German to Lili Marlen and a photo of Hitler inspecting the Hitler Youth, possibly including Heinrich himself?

Now to the HJ knife itself:
The nickel-plated hilt fittings are in good condition with the usual genuine loss of plating on the front and rear of the pommel where the scabbard strap has worn the plating off over the years of use. There is also some loss on the high points of the crossguard and the top of the pommel looks like it has been used as a hammer, so most of the plating has gone!

The Bakelite grip plates are in perfect condition and are still held in place by the two-nickel rivets.

The HJ diamond emblem is perfect and retains its enamel finish. It “wobbles” in the grip recess as genuine examples are supposed to do!

The blade is the type without the motto and retains its original shape and edge. It looks like someone has run a small grinding wheel or file along the blade on both sides for some unknown reason? The blade itself is in good condition with no pitting or rust, just these weird grinding marks?

It is the thicker blade version with a stepped ricasso that has the RZM logo and M7/36 stamped into it.

M7/36 relates to the maker E. & F. Hörster, Solingen.

The leather buffer pad is still in place.

The excellent steel scabbard has been very professionally repainted at some point in its life, as many where and retains all the black paint finish.

The original leather belt loop hanger and fastening strap and stud are still in place. The leather has aged and is dry with some age cracks and would benefit from some leather feed. The fastening strap is slightly fragile and I recommend that the popper is left unclipped and if closed, opened with care to avoid braking the strap itself.
The blade measures 5.4” (13.6cm) long and the knife is 9.6” (24.5cm) in total length.

Inserted in the scabbard it measures 10” (25.4cm) long.

It weighs 290g.

Now for the Armband:

I am sure this is an original two-piece construction version and is in excellent undamaged condition, but is very grubby. I would be reluctant to try cleaning it as I am not sure how fixed the original dyes are?

It measures 6.25” (16cm) wide and is 3.6” (9.2cm) wide.

It is hard to find genuine examples of these HJ armbands these days and makes a great display piece in this collection/group.
So for the price, you get an original HJ Knife, a genuine HJ Armband and some rare documentation/memorabilia.

They came to me as a group and I have no reason to believe they have not been together for the last 80+ years!

Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.

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Code: 50609

750.00 GBP


Reproduction Post WW2 Hitler Youth Knife with Blade Motto – RZM MZ/49 1939

Reproduction Post WW2 Hitler Youth Knife with Blade Motto – RZM MZ/49 1939

Here on offer is what I belief is a vintage REPRODUCTION Hitler Youth Knife with a motto on the blade and maker marked RZM MZ/49 1939.

Some dealers are selling these "RZM MZ/49 1939" marked knives as “genuine”.

The view seems to be that the MZ mark is an accepted factory error and should read M7 for the maker Friedrich Herder A.S. of Solingen.

Following the end of WW2, Germany had thousands of unassembled youth daggers and still had the moulds and machinery to make more.

I believe this knife was one of those that was produced in the post war period, probably as a tourist or GI bring back item that went on even as late as the 1970’s.
Therefore I am choosing to offer is as a REPRODUCTION HJ knife, albeit a good one!

If I am wrong then someone can pick up a bargain!

The nickel-plated hilt fittings are in mint condition with no loss of plating.

The black Bakelite grip plates look to be possibly genuine and are in excellent condition and are still held in place by the two-nickel rivets.

The HJ diamond emblem retains its enamel finish and fits tightly into the grip. This also might be a genuine example?

The blade is in excellent condition with all the cross graining still visible and a good unsharpened knife edge. There are a couple of very slight areas of pitting just visible, which would easily clean off. It has the HJ motto “Blut und Ehre!” etched on the front of the blade and the RZM number and date stamped onto the ricasso.

The brown leather buffer pad is still in place.

The black painted scabbard is dent free but shows some slight signs of paint loss. It seems to be of an alloy construction and is non-magnetic, with a slight lip to the throat.

The black leather belt loop hanger and fastening strap and stud are still in place and in mint condition.

The blade measures 5.5” (14cm) long and the knife is 9.6” (24.5cm) in total length.

It weighs 260g.

Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.

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Code: 50604

SOLD


Antique Silver Pocket Watch Outer Case - Patch Case with Bevelled Mirror circa 1750

Antique Silver Pocket Watch Outer Case - Patch Case with Bevelled Mirror circa 1750

Here on offer is a very rare and unusual antique silver Pocket Watch Case that has been converted to Patch Case, with a circular bevelled mirror top, from circa 1750.

Pair-cased pocket watches were common throughout the 1700’s.

Basically they where made up of an inner case to hold the watch movement, with an additional outer case that enclosed and protected the inner case.

The outer case would provide protection from dirt and dust, since the inner cases of key-wound watches lacked such coverage.

I believe this silver repoussé case is French and is decorated in relief with a central classical scene of Diana the Huntress with dogs and Cupid within a surround of rococo scrolls. It is signed just below the huntress 'D. Cochin F'.

This case has been expertly converted to a patch box with the watch winding stem gap filled and decorated to hide it.

The front of the case has had a circular bevelled mirror fitted and the reverse has a gilt finish.

This is the only example of such a patch box that I have seen and is probably a unique commissioned pierce.

I think it is a valuable example of the expert silver smithing work of the 1700’s, but if someone needed a genuine period outer pocket watch case, then this could easily be restored back to a pocket watch case, by a skilled silversmith.

The case itself is in excellent condition, no dents or splits and just has some rubbing wear to the silver highlighted features and the mirror has one tiny area of age foxing on the outer edge.

This is a very rare piece that would make a great addition to any pocket watch or period jewellery collection.

The case measures 2” (5.1cm) diameter and is 0.9” (2.4cm) thick.

It weighs 49g.

Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.

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Code: 50603

275.00 GBP


Unusual Antique English made Bone Construction Fruit Knife “A Present from Folkestone” c1880

Unusual Antique English made Bone Construction Fruit Knife “A Present from Folkestone” c1880

Here on offer is a really unusual antique ALL bone construction fruit knife, circa 1880.
The whole of this knife, apart from the three steel pins, is made from solid bone or a similar fine-grained natural material.
On one side of the handle it has been hand engraved with the words:

A Present from Folkestone

Clearly this was a Victorian souvenir item purchased when someone visited the very popular seaside town of Folkestone back in the late 1800’s.

I own another double bladed example, which has the maker’s name of J. RODGERS & SONS of Sheffield on it, but I have never seen a single bladed version before.

This single bladed pocketknife has been beautifully hand made, I am assuming in Sheffield, in exactly the same style as the more usual silver-bladed mother of pearl handled versions.

The blade opens and locks in place securely and snaps shut but has a slight wobble when closed.

There is some slight staining to the blade from the acid in the fruit and it has some tiny nibbles to the top cutting edge.

This is very unusual and rare knife and would make a great addition to any knife collection.

The blade measures 2.3” (6cm) long and the knife is 5.2” (13.2cm) when open.

It weighs 7.2g.

Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.

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Code: 50608

35.00 GBP


Post WW2 Vintage Royal Navy Sweetheart Brooch

Post WW2 Vintage Royal Navy Sweetheart Brooch

Here on offer is a post WW2 vintage Royal Navy sweetheart brooch.

The badge is made up of a finely detailed Royal Navy emblem, made of silvered metal, with red and blue enamel, that has been mounted on what appears to be a Lucite disc that is emulating mother of pearl.

On the reverse it still has its original vintage gilt brass brooch pin and locking ‘C’ clip.

The brooch measures 1.25” (3.2cm) diameter and weighs 7g.

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Thanks for taking the time to look.

Code: 50607

10.00 GBP


WW2 German Navy Officers Kriegsmarine Dagger with Hammered Scabbard and Knot by E. & F. HORSTER

WW2 German Navy Officers Kriegsmarine Dagger with Hammered Scabbard and Knot by E. & F. HORSTER

Here on offer is a beautiful early German Kriegsmarine Officer’s Dagger by E. & F. Horster, with the sailing ship and fouled anchor pattern etched blade, much sort after hammered scabbard and original knot/portepee.

I believe this is an early version of a Kriegsmarine dagger, possibly an Imperial issued dagger that has been updated (eagle pommel) to allow the owner to use it during his WW2 service.

The excellent condition grip is ivory in colour and the celluloid over wood version, which still has its original twisted bras grip wire.

The finely detailed brass crossguard and eagle pommel are in excellent condition and still retain some of the gilt finish.

The double fullered etched blade is just in mint condition and has the etched sailing ship and fouled anchor pattern, to both sides, which is still crisp and clear.

Both edges are knick free and the point is still very sharp.

On the reverse ricasso, it has impressed the double oval maker’s mark for E. & F. Horster and the words:

E. & F. HORSTER

SOLINGEN

It still retains its original early green felt scabbard buffer pad.

The blade fits very snuggly into the scabbard and the earlier small release button works perfectly, but the tip of the retaining latch has been removed or broken off over time. What is left of the latch still holds the dagger in the scabbard, but it can now be removed without the need to press the button.

From what I have read, some of the imperial officers who served in WW2, actually preferred this mode of operation, so it may well have been made this way?

The hammered pattern brass scabbard is in excellent/near mint condition and retains most of its original gilt finish.

If I am being picky, there are a couple of darker “stain” patches to the finish.

It still retains its single scabbard screw on the reverse.

It also still has its silver bullion portepee that shows signs of fraying. It is tied correctly and from the wear/fraying, looks to have been fitted on the dagger since it was issued.

The blade measures 9.9” (250cm) and the dagger in the scabbard is 17.2” (43.7cm) long.

It weighs 435g.

This is a beautiful looking dagger that just screams “quality” and makes a great display piece.

Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.

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Code: 50605

685.00 GBP