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Original WW1 ‘FUMSUP’ & TOUCH WOOD Soldier’s Lucking Gold Plated Charm



Here on offer is an original WW1 ‘FUMSUP’ and TOUCH WOOD soldiers lucky Gold Plated charm.

These charms were given to WW1 soldiers as a “Good Luck” token that could be carried with them into battle.

They come in all sorts of types and this one has a lovely Gold Plated body with moving arms (with Thumbs UP) and a woodenhead, so the soldier could ‘Touch Wood’ for luck before a battle.

A wire goes through the head allowing it to swivel and is folded into a loop at the top so it can be attached to a chain.

The hollow metal body is in good original condition, with a slight depression on the back.

The egg shaped woodenhead is still a solid piece of wood, with no cracks, but it has lost the painted eyes and nose it would have had originally, through usage.

I can imagine a poor soldier rubbing the head for luck before having to endure the horrors of the battles of WW1.

The charm measures 1.2” (3cm) long and 0.4” (1cm) wide across the arms.

It weighs 1.7g.

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

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Code: 50222

65.00 GBP


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WW2 Royal Navy Shield Shaped Bakelite Sweetheart Brooch



Here on offer is an excellent example of a WW2 shield shaped Bakelite sweetheart brooch, inset with a black and white photo of a Royal Navy rating in uniform.

The Bakelite shield and top bar have a brown marbled finish and are in excellent undamaged condition.

The front has a small circular photo of a Navy rating in uniform that is covered in a clear plastic cover.

On the reverse it still retains its original fixing pin and clasp.

It measures 1.1” (2.7cm) wide by 1.75” (4.5cm) high and weighs 6g.

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

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Code: 50219

20.00 GBP


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WW2 Army Trench Whistle by J Hudson & Co. Birmingham with Long Expanding Chain Lanyard 1945



Here on offer is an original WW2 Army Trench Whistle, by J Hudson & Co of Birmingham, still with its long metal ‘expanding’ chain lanyard.
The nickel silver metal whistle is in excellent undamaged and full working condition.

The front is stamped with the maker’s name and the British Military “Crows Foot Mark” and the date 1945.

J.HUDSON & Co.
BIRMINGHAM
1945

Attached to the ring via a swivel lobster claw catch, is long metal chain lanyard and button loop that would allow the whistle to be attached securely to the Officer’s tunic.

The unusual expanding chain has small internal springs that allow it to stretch to 21” (53.3) when pulled. At rest is measures 17.5” (44.5cm) from the swivel lobster catch to the top of the button hole loop.

Stamped on the chain are the letters E.P.N.C. and a British Patent No. 13212, along with the words MADE IN ENGLAND.

The metal shows some tarnishing and the strap has some age wear, but no splits or repairs.

The whistle measures 3.25” (8.3cm) long to the top of the ring and 0.7” (1.7cm) diameter.

It weighs 44.8g with the chain.

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

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Code: 50221

45.00 GBP


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WW2 German Navy Officers Kriegsmarine Dagger by WKC with Plain Blade



Here on offer is an original excellent condition WW2 German Kriegsmarine by WKC with the rarer plain blade.

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

The lovely brass cross guard and eagle pommel, still retain some original gilt finish.

The Plain Double fullered blade is in stunning condition and has the ‘Knights Head” maker logo and the letters:

WKC

impressed on the ricasso.

Both sides of the blade have a mirror finish with just a few very light scratch marks to the lower surface.

These plain blade versions are much harder to find than the more common Anchor and Dolphin etched versions and to find one is such excellent condition is a rare find today.

It still retains a brown leather scabbard buffer pad.

The blade fits nicely into the scabbard and the domed release button works perfectly.

The lightning pattern scabbard is in excellent condition and still retains most of the original gilt finish, which has darkened slightly over the years. There is the slightest very shallow dent on the reverse just below the lower ring. It is so shallow I can't photograph it but you can just make it out if you run your figure over the scabbard. It also still retains its two rounded scabbard screws.

The blade measures 9.9” (250cm) and the dagger in the scabbard measures 16.25” (41.4cm) long.

It weighs 385g.

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

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Code: 50220

550.00 GBP


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WW1 Royal Navy Finely Pierced Silver and Enamel Sweetheart Brooch



Here on offer is a lovely example of a WW1 Royal Navy, Pierced Silver and Enamel Sweetheart Brooch.

The brooch is unmarked but tests positive for 925 Sterling grade silver.

All the royal blue enamel is in place but there is some loss of the red enamel to the Kings Crown.

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

This is a real quality silver piece with finely detailed scrolled patterns.

It measures 1.4” (3.5cm) wide by 1.25” (3.2cm) wide and weighs 7.2g.

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

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Code: 50178

15.00 GBP


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Rare 19th Century 72nd Highlanders Regiment Tunic Button Sweetheart Bar Brooch



Here on offer is a fine example of a rare 19thcentury 72nd Highlanders Regiment tunic button sweetheart bar brooch.

The tunic button still retains all its original gilt and crisp detail to the stags head and lettering on the front. It has been professionally attached to a gilt pin so that it can be worn as a bar brooch.

Some history of the 72nd Highlanders Regiment.

In 1778 the 78th Regiment, was renumbered The 72nd ( Highland ) Regiment of Foot in 1786. There were three previous regiments to bear this number, none of which has any Scottish connection. In 1782 the Regiment was in India assisting the Army of the East India Company in its campaign against Tipoo, Sultan of Mysore and later it helped capture the Cape of Good Hope from the Dutch in 1806. It raised a second battalion in 1804, although it did not see service and was disbanded in 1814. 1809 was the year that all Scottish regiments will remember, as it was the year in which many of the regiments lost their `Highland' status and ceased to wear the kilt. Unfortunately, the 72nd was one of those regiments. It did not see service in Europe during the Napoleonic Wars, but served for most of the period in Cape Colony and Mauritius . After fighting in the Kaffir War in South Africa , they returned home in 1821 and were then stationed in Ireland . In recognition of its record as a reliable regiment, it was re-titled The 72nd (Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders) in 1823 and allowed to resume wearing highland dress such as the feather bonnet. However, instead of the kilt, it wore trews of Royal Stuart tartan. The Regiment went to the Cape again in 1828 and was engaged in the Kaffir War of 1835, before returning home in 1840. It then served in a variety of places, Gibraltar , Barbados and Nova Scotia , before being sent to the Crimea to take part in the latter stages of the siege of Sevastopol . It then went to Bombay and saw service in central India during the Mutiny, including the capture of Gwalior and the pursuit of Tantia Topee, followed by service in the Umeyla Expedition of 1863. It then returned home in 1865, before returning in 1871. It then served on the North West Frontier and took part in the Afghan campaigns of 1878-80, including the battle of Kandahar. The regiment was amalgamated in 1881 as the 1st and 2nd Battalions Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's).

The bar measures 1.5” (3.8cm) wide and the button is 0.75” (1.8cm) diameter and weighs 4.9g.

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

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Code: 50218

25.00 GBP


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WW1 Royal Army Pay Corps (RAPC) Gilt Metal and Enamel Sweetheart Bar Brooch



Here on offer is an excellent example of a WW1 period Royal Army Pay Corps (RAPC) gilt metal and enamel sweetheart bar brooch.

The Royal Army Pay Corps (RAPC) was the corps of the British Army responsible for administering all financial matters. It was amalgamated into the Adjutant General's Corps in 1992.

All the enameling and gilt is still in place and the brooch is in excellent condition.

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

It measures 2.25” (5.8cm) wide by 0.75” (1.8cm) high and weighs 3.8g.

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

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Code: 50217

15.00 GBP


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WW1 Queens Regiment Gilt Metal and Enamel Sweetheart Bar Brooch



Here on offer is a excellent example of a WW1 Queens Regiment Gilt Metal and Enamel Sweetheart Brooch.

All the enameling and gilt is still in place and the brooch is in near mint condition.

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

It measures 2.2” (5.6cm) wide by 0.75” (1.8cm) high and weighs 3.8g.

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

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Code: 50216

15.00 GBP


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WW2 German Army Officers Dagger with Glass-Like Dark Orange Grip



Here on offer is a genuine WW2 German Army Officers Dagger with a glass-like Dark Orange grip.

The dagger is in overall excellent condition with some minor areas of plating lifting on the scabbard. It does have a stunning mint condition dark orange grip, with the very sort after ‘glass-like’ finish.

The dagger is in untouched condition and all the silver-plating has a beautiful aged dark patina that I personally prefer to leave but could be cleaned off to a bright silver finish.

The 12 oak leaf pattern Pommel is in great condition, showing quality hand finishing to the oak leaves and some wear to the plating on the top.

The Grip is a beautiful dark orange solid trolon/celluloid type, with a ‘Glass-Like’ finish and is in mint condition, no cracks or chips.

The spread winged Army Eagle crossguard retains all its crisp detailing with minimal wear loss of plating to the edges. The reverse is smooth and still has all its plating in place, no pitting.

The ferrule has the finely detailed oak leaf design.

The richly nickel-plated Blade measures 10” (25.4cm) in length and is in great condition with some overall very light greying to the finish that may polish up if so required. Some cross graining can still be seen on the blade. No edge nicks or pitting.

The blade is complete with its tan brown leather buffer pad.

There is no makers mark on this blade which isn’t that uncommon especially on Army daggers.

The silver-plated metal Scabbard is dent free and again in great condition. It still retains some of the dark background finish to the raised stippling. There is some plating lifting to the finish, especially on the lower thin edge, albeit the plating is still present.

The throat is held in place by two round-headed screws, one on each edge.

I believe this is a early period piece, given the quality and sharpness of the fittings and does look stunning with that lovely grip. A great addition to any edged weapon collection.

The Dagger in the scabbard measures a total of 15.6” (39.6cm) long and weighs 355g.

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

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Code: 50215

325.00 GBP


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Deluxe WW2 German Army Officers Dagger Hangers



Here on offer is a superb set of Deluxe WW2 German Army Officers Dagger Hangers.

The oval buckles and slides have the fine oak leaf pattern and retain a lot of their original silver finish that has dulled with age.

The two lower push-up spring clips are in full working order and retain most of their original silver finish on the oak leaf and stippled finish. On the reverse they have the D.R.G.M. stamped mark.

The top clip has the deluxe small oak leaf and acorn pattern to the front and a plain reverse. The front retains most of the silver finish but the reverse has worn back to the base metal finish.

The very top front bar shows the D.R.G.M. mark in relief.

The two straps have mint condition silver brocade to the front and light green velvet backings which are also mint condition and still stiff.

The longest hanger measures 10.75” (27.3cm) from the top clip to the tip of the lower clip and they weigh 70g.

This is a beautiful set of Army hangers that will compliment and complete a mint dagger and portepee.

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

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Code: 50214

140.00 GBP


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