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Unique Large WW2 RAF Hand Painted Perspex “WINGS” Emblem

Unique Large WW2 RAF Hand Painted Perspex “WINGS” Emblem

Here on offer is a unique example of a large WW2 RAF hand painted perspex “Wings” emblem.

My understanding this was made from the perspex recovered from the canopies of damaged WW2 RAF fighter and bomber aircraft, such as Spitfires, Lancaster’s etc.

This fine and unusual example seems to have had the image of the RAF eagle impressed into each of the wings, which has then been filled with gold paint.

The centre section has been painted with stripes of red, white and blue enamel paint and a raised gold painted metal King’s crown has been fixed.

The rear has been painted with a light RAF blue paint, which shows through on the wings, setting off the RAF gold eagles.

The emblem is in excellent original condition and is just a fine example of this type of WW2 perspex “trench art”, most probably a unique piece!

It measures 1” (2.5cm) high and 4.8” (12.5cm) wing tip to wing tip.

It weighs 7.5g.

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

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Code: 50573

30.00 GBP


Boer War Officers Interlocking Campaign Cutlery Set by W. H. WRAGG circa 1890

Boer War Officers Interlocking Campaign Cutlery Set by W. H. WRAGG circa 1890

Here on offer is a Boer War period officers campaign interlocking cutlery set, circa 1890.

My understanding is that W. H. WRAGG of Sheffield, England where well known for making top quality cutlery and offered this style with either rosewood or ebony handles.

These sets where a favourites of British officers of the time and appear in many original campaign kits.

The wooden handles of the knife and fork are each made of two sections of rosewood that are held together with pewter bands.

The handles are stamped with a number, the fork with a 6 and the knife with a 3. This means they are actually a mismatched set, as they should both have the same number.

Clearly the the owner had more than one set and has accidentally crossed them over or as the knife has sloping edges to its corners, it actually makes it easier to pull them apart. Therefore this combination of knife and fork my have been intentional?

The handles have a full-length slot on one side so the two utensils can slot into each other’s handles for safe and compact storage.

The knife and fork themselves are made from polished Sheffield steel and have some slight age related pitting to the metal.

The fork prongs are pointed and the rounded double-edged knife blade is in excellent condition with nicks.

Slotted together they measure 7.25” (18.4cm) long and weigh 74g.

The knife blade and fork both measure 3.25” (8.4cm) long.

A rare set to find today, especially in such excellent condition.

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

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Code: 50572

65.00 GBP


WW1 Prussian Close Combat Knife & Scabbard with a ‘King Friedrich Wilhelm III’ Crest on the Grip

WW1 Prussian Close Combat Knife & Scabbard with a ‘King Friedrich Wilhelm III’ Crest on the Grip

Here on offer is a WW1 Prussian close combat/trench knife, known as a Nahkampfmesser, complete with its original black painted metal scabbard.

This example is unusual in that it has a brass ‘King Friedrich Wilhelm III’ crest fitted to the grip.

The slightly pitted metal handle is made up of a one-piece eagle headed pommel with a false release button, grip tang and single quillion crossguard.

The beautiful black wooden chequered grip plates are held in place by two metal rivets and as already stated, the front grip has been fitted with the brass embossed crest for ‘King Friedrich Wilhelm III’.

The double-edged blade has seen some use but still retains sharp edges with no nicks. The overall finish shows areas of darkening and sharpening to the flats.

No maker’s mark is present which is common for this type of knife.

The black painted scabbard retains a lot of its original paint but has lost its leather strap, which was most likely removed to allow it to be used as a boot knife.

It's very hard these days to find these original trench knives with the embossed crest emblem.

It just looks and feels like it has a story to tell!

The blade measures 5.5” (14cm) long and the knife is 10.1” (25.5cm) in total length.

It weighs 270g.

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

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Code: 50563

195.00 GBP


WW2 Parachute Regiment Qualification Wing Airborne Forces Cloth Badge

WW2 Parachute Regiment Qualification Wing Airborne Forces Cloth Badge

Here on offer is what I am told is a WW2 Parachute Regiment qualification wing Airborne Forces cloth badge.

I am not an expert when it comes to cloth badges but have been told this example ‘ticks the boxes’ as a genuine WW2 example, but please look at my photos and please make your own judgement.

It appears to be the flat type that has been embroidered on wool and clearly have been trimmed and worn.

It has seen a service life and has age related wear including some moth nibbles to the tip of the left wing.

Strangely it has three male poppet connectors sewn on to the reverse for reasons I don’t understand?

It measures 3.2” (8.2cm) wide and 1.4” (3.5cm) high.

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

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Thanks for taking the time to look.

Code: 50574

SOLD


Excellent Vintage SMITHS Chrome Plated Pocket Watch - 1950’s

Excellent Vintage SMITHS Chrome Plated Pocket Watch - 1950’s

Here on offer is an excellent example of an elegant men’s SMITHS chrome plated pocket watch, from the 1950’s.

The watch has the mechanical hand wind mechanism with the smaller seconds dial set at the number 6 position.

The hands are adjusted by pushing and holding down the knurled knob at the top.

It is in full working order and I have had it running and its keeping good time, losing only about a minute per 24 hours, so could possibly benefit from a clean/service.

The dial shows the well known British watch maker, SMITHS (Samuel Smith & Sons) name and MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN at the lower edge.

It looks to have a Plexiglas front that has slightly yellowed in colour over the years.

I would say this pocket watch has never been used as the condition is excellent with just very light micro-scratch’s to the chrome finish on the back.

The watch measures 2” (5.1cm) diameter, excluding the crown and weighs 63g.

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

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Code: 50568

40.00 GBP


Rare Enamel on Brass WW1 Royal Flying Corps (RFC) Sweetheart Brooch

Rare Enamel on Brass WW1 Royal Flying Corps (RFC) Sweetheart Brooch

Here on offer is a rare and unusual enamel on brass WW1 Royal Flying Corps (RFC) sweetheart brooch.

I have never seen this style of RFC brooch before.

It has been constructed from an edged oval shaped solid brass disc that has a beautiful set of RFC wings cast on the front along with the RFC motto on a ribbon below.

On the front there is a white enamel background with the red, green and blue enamel wings with raised brass: feathering, crown and the letters RFC.

Below that is the raised lettering of the motto set in a blue enamel ribbon.


Per ardua ad astra meaning "through adversity to the stars”. This is still used by the RAF today.


All the enamel is in perfect original condition.

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

The brooch measures 1.2” (3cm) wide by 0.9” (2.3cm) high and weighs 5g.
This is a great opportunity to obtain a rare example of what I believe is an early WW1 RFC Sweetheart Brooch, which can only increase in value.

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

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Code: 50570

45.00 GBP


WW2 German Luftwaffe Silver Plated Mess Spoon by WMF from the Island of Jersey

WW2 German Luftwaffe Silver Plated Mess Spoon by WMF from the Island of Jersey

Here on offer is a top quality example of a WW2 period German Luftwaffe silver plated mess spoon, made by the famous German silversmiths, WMF (WURTTEMBERGISCHE METALLWARENFABRIK).

There is a detailed raised Luftwaffe eagle insignia set onto the front of the handle of the spoon that looks to have a gilt plating finish that is slightly worn.

On the reverse stem of the spoon is the maker’s mark being an Ostrich in a triangle and the letters WMF along with the number 60.

The 60 relates to the amount of grams of silver that where used in the silver plating process for this type/size of cutlery.

The spoon is in excellent condition and I am told came from a collection of Militaria that was left over from the German occupation of the British Island of Jersey at the end of WW2.

There is a very small rub mark on the back of the spoon.

The spoon measures 7.1” (18.2cm) long and weighs 56g.

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

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Code: 50569

35.00 GBP


WW2 German Luftwaffe Silver Plated Mess Fork by WMF from the Island of Jersey

WW2 German Luftwaffe Silver Plated Mess Fork by WMF from the Island of Jersey

Here on offer is a top quality example of a WW2 period German Luftwaffe silver plated mess fork, made by the famous German silversmiths, WMF (WURTTEMBERGISCHE METALLWARENFABRIK).

There is a detailed raised Luftwaffe eagle insignia set onto the front of the handle of the fork that looks to have a gilt plating finish that is slightly worn.

On the reverse stem of the fork is the maker’s mark being an Ostrich in a triangle and the letters WMF along with the number 60.

The 60 relates to the amount of grams of silver that where used in the silver plating process for this type/size of cutlery.

The fork is in excellent condition and I am told came from a collection of Militaria that was left over from the German occupation of the British Island of Jersey at the end of WW2.

The fork measures 7” (17.8cm) long and weighs 50g.

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

Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.

The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.

Thanks for taking the time to look.

Code: 50571

35.00 GBP


Letter Opener made from the Timber of – H.M.S. CORNWALL - Launched in 1815

Letter Opener made from the Timber of – H.M.S. CORNWALL - Launched in 1815

Here on offer is a genuine piece of teak wood from

H.M.S. CORNWALL

made into a fine tapered letter opener that is in perfect condition, no splits or chips to the edges.

It has a metal plaque pinned to the front, which reads:

FROM THE TIMBER OF
H.M.S. CORNWALL
LAUNCHED BOMBAY 1815

Some history relating to this great ship follows:

H.M.S. CORNWALL

H.M.S. Cornwall was built in Bombay Dockyard in 1812. She was launched in 1815 as H.M.S. Wellesley, a 74-gun 3rd rate ship of the line. She captured Karachi for the British, and participated in the First Opium War, which resulted in Britain gaining control of Hong Kong. She saw active service in the Far East and was for a time the Flag Ship of Rear-Admiral Sir Frederick Lewis-Maitland. When she returned from this service, 27 cannon balls were found embedded in her sides. In 1868 she was rebuilt as H.M.S. Cornwall. Later she was fitted out as a training ship and moored off Purfleet. In 1928 she was moved to Denton, below Gravesend. She was still there at the outbreak of war in 1939. In 1940 she was severely damaged by bombs during a German air raid on London and sank; subsequently gaining the distinction of being the last British ship of the line to be sunk by enemy action, and the only one to be sunk during an air-raid. She was raised in 1944 and beached at Tilbury-Ness.

The letter opener measures 9.75” (24.7cm) long and weighs 20g.
A great piece of British Naval memorabilia that can still be used today.

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

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Code: 50564

30.00 GBP


1950’s

1950’s "LONE STAR SCOUT" Repeating Toy Cap Gun with Original Holster - MADE IN ENGLAND

Here on offer is a great example of a vintage, 1950’s period "LONE STAR SCOUT" repeating toy cap gun with its original holster.

Sadly I am old enough to remember these when I was a young boy!

The main body of the gun is made from a metal alloy that has been chrome plated. Some of the plating has worn off through use.

The sides have an ornate raised design and on one side have the lettering:

SCOUT
MADE IN ENGLAND
OIL HERE

and on the other side:

SCOUT
LONE STAR

The trigger mechanism is still in good working order and I have recently oiled, to endure it keeps working.

Both of the red and black plastic grips are in perfect condition, no cracks or splits.

What is unusual with this example is that is still has its original red and cream coloured leatherette holster. It displays the word DEPUTY and has a pressed metal plaque with the image of a cowboy on his horse and a large inset red plastic gemstone.

It is hard to find these cap guns in such good condition these days and even rarer tio find one with its holster.

The gun measures approximately 7” (17.7cm) long and with the holster, weighs 155g.

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

Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.

The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.

Code: 50565

35.00 GBP