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Antique Vertical Boiler Model Steam Engine



Here on offer is a great example of an antique vertical boiler model Steam Engine.

I believe this example has been professionally “hand made” as I can’t find any makers mark or label. It looks very similar to antique German made examples by Ernst Plank of this type of vertical boiler steam engine.

The main cylindrical boiler is made from copper and the main wheel/shaft and single piston are both in good order and move freely.

The flat metal base plate has been fixed to a solid square piece of wood that has some writing on the bottom that seems to read:

BRAYL
RIX

It is missing its burner tray and wick.

I am selling this as a display item only!

I don’t know if the engine still works but the main flywheel and piston turn and the safety valve and filler cap undo.

It measures 8” (20cm) high including the base and the wooden base is 3.75” (9cm) square.

It weighs 655g.

The copper boiler has a wonderful age patina finish to it and the two wheels still retain their original red paint.

It makes an excellent desk display model.

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: 50424

125.00 GBP


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Early SEL JUNIOR Model 1530 Steam Engine



Here on offer is an early example of an S.E.L. JUNIOR steam engine model number 1530, in untouched condition.

I believe these where made between 1946 and 1965.

The attached nameplate on the base plate has model number details and maker’s logo that reads as S.E.L. This stands for “Signal Equipment Ltd” which was a subsidiary of J&L Randall Ltd, a toy and games maker from Potters Bar, England.

The engine itself has been used but still retains a lot of its original finish.

The green base is still in good condition with some light rust and paint loss.

The brass boiler has a nice aged patina finish that would clean to a bright finish if so required.
The pipe that feeds the gold painted piston has come away slightly and will need re-soldering if the engine is to be used again.


The firebox still retains about 50% of its black crackle finish.


Unusually, the brass burner is still present with an original wick.


It base measures 4.1” (10.5cm) by 3.9” (9.8cm) and is 4.5” (11.4cm) high.

It weighs 345g.

I don’t know if the engine still works but the main flywheel and piston turn and the safety valve appears to operate.

It just makes a great desk display model.

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.

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Code: 50419

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Unusual Large Cold Painted Metal Figural Table Lighter/Striker - a Cowboy on a Horse with a Lasso



Here on offer is an unusual large cold painted metal figural table lighter/striker in the form of a Cowboy on a Horse with a lasso in his hand.

I believe this lighter dates from the 1930's, but there are no maker marks or date stamps that I can see on it to truly confirm its age.

It appears to be made from a heavy spelter type metal that has produced a finely detailed casting of the Cowboy and his horse. The whole setting has then been “cold painted” and now shows some slight loss of paint to the finish.

The Cowboy has a metal rope in his hand above his head that is shaped like a small lasso. I suspect this may have originally been a bigger lasso loop, but some of the wire has been lost over time. This could easily be replaced.

To the right of the horse is a cut down tree trunk that retains the everlasting “striker” in the top. It has the striker pad down one of the tree roots and it still works!

It measures 10.25” (26cm) long by 10” (25.4cm) high and 3.5” (9cm) deep.

It weighs a heavy 2.2Kg.

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: 50418

125.00 GBP


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WW2 German Luftwaffe Dagger with Beautiful Double Etched Nickel Plated Blade by PUMA



Here on offer is a rare and excellent example of an early WW2 German Luftwaffe Dagger with a double-etched blade by PUMA.

The dagger is in excellent condition with a bright metal finish to all the aluminium mounts and fittings, and a slightly dulled finish to the scabbard. This would polish up to a bright finish, if so required.

The oak leaf and Swastika pattern Pommel is in excellent condition, showing a high quality to the hand finishing of the oak leaves.

The orange grip is an early solid trolon/celluloid type. There are a couple of hairline cracks at both ends, but no chips as such. There are some chips to the end of the grip under the ferrule, but they cant be seen and don’t affect the dagger in any way.

The orange colour is slightly darker on the front than the reverse, probably where the dagger has been displayed in the past and the light will have affected the colour slightly. It is a really rich orange colour and looks beautiful against the bright aluminium fittings.

The spread winged Army Eagle crossguard retains very fine and crisp detailing to the image and displays fine pebbling on the reverse.

The ferrule has the finely detailed oak leaf design.

The nickel-plated double engraved blade measures 10.25” (26cm) in length and is in excellent condition with just light surface runner marks neat the tip.

The blade has been etched with beautiful arabesque motifs on both sides.

On the obverse is a central frosted panel that features a finely detailed spread winged Luftwaffe Eagle in the centre.

On the reverse the central panel depicts the following gothic dedication:

Fur Langjahrige Treue Dienste
Der Generalstab

Which roughly translates to:

For years of long service
The general staff


The original dark factory background frosting is in place and there is no lifting or nicks to the edges.

Also on the reverse it has a clear offset square PUMA maker’s trademark (Puma’s head) with the word SOLINGEN below.
The original blade leather buffer pad is still in place.

The silver-plated metal scabbard has no dents just the slightest ripple along the back edge that is almost impossible to see, but can just be felt when running your finger along the edge. To be honest it was probably made like it. Again the scabbard would polish up to a brighter finish if required.


The throat is held in place by two round-headed screws on the upper edge.

The blade on this dagger is just stunning and the dagger would make a great addition to any Luftwaffe collection.

The Dagger in the scabbard measures a total of 16.75” (42.5cm) long and weighs 381g.

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: 50414

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Unique WW1 H.M.S. ALBION Lignum Vitae Gavel with Engraved Silver Presentation Plaque to The Rev Norman de Jersey RNVR – 18th May 1916



Here on offer is a unique WW1 period, H.M.S. Albion lignum vitae gavel with engraved silver presentation plaque to “The Rev Norman de Jersey” RNVR – 18th May 1916.

The gavel itself has been beautifully made from two pieces of solid lignum vitae wood.

Affixed on the front is a small solid silver plaque that has been professionally engraved with the following:

PRESENTED TO
The Rev Norman de Jersey RNVR
BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS
H.M.S. “ALBION”
18th MAY 1916

There are no marks on the silver plaque, but it does test positive for 925-grade silver.

Some facts about Norman Stewart de Jersey:

He was born on Guernsey on 3 January 1866, the third son of Carey Brock De Jersey.
After his university years at Pembroke College and Ridley Hall, Cambridge, he was ordained in 1891.
He served as curate in Bristol (1891-93) and Kilburn (1893-6), and then became a Missions to Seamen chaplain for Bristol, Avonmouth and the Channel between 1898 and 1919.

During the First World War, he volunteered as acting chaplain for temporary service with the Royal Navy, and served on H.M.S.ALBION, 1914-16, and in the Cruiser Fleet, 1916-18.

He was decorated in 1922. On returning to his work with the Missions to Seamen, he was appointed Honorary Canon of Bristol. He was one of the founders of the Bristol City and Maritime Ambulance Corps in 1900.

De Jersey was consecrated fourth Bishop of the Falkland Islands in St Paul's Cathedral, London on 24 June 1919, with the same jurisdiction as his predecessor, Bishop Blair.
During his episcopate, De Jersey increased the numbers of English-speaking clergy serving in the diocese to 18.
He organised a series of diocesan synods between 1921 and 1932. His association with the Falkland Islands was recognised by his appointment from 1928 to 1934 as chaplain 1st class of the Falkland Islands Defence Force with the rank of colonel.
In contrast to Bishop Blair, De Jersey was an outdoors man. His recreation was yachting. His episcopate was a time of consolidation and growth among the Anglican congregations. He died, unmarried, at the age of 68, on 28 November 1934, having only just retired.

HMS ALBION was a pre-dreadnought battleship of the British Royal Navy and a member of the Canopus class. Intended for service in Asia, ALBION and her sister ships were smaller and faster than the preceding Majestic-class battleships, but retained the same battery of four 12-inch (305 mm) guns. ALBION was laid down in December 1896, launched in June 1898, and commissioned into the fleet in June 1901.

ALBION spent the first few years of her career abroad on the China Station from 1901 to 1905, before returning to British waters to serve with the Channel Fleet and later the Atlantic Fleet. After the outbreak of WW1 in August 1914, she was mobilised and returned to the Channel Fleet, but was quickly sent to the Atlantic to help defend against the possibility of German warships breaking out of the North Sea. In December and January 1915, she supported operations against German Southwest Africa.

The ship was transferred to the Mediterranean Sea in January 1915 to participate in the Dardanelles Campaign. She participated in major attacks on the Ottoman coastal fortifications defending the Dardanelles in March 1915, but the British and French fleets proved incapable of forcing the straits. During these operations, ALBION was damaged by Ottoman artillery twice. In October 1915, she was transferred to Salonika to support the Allied operations against Bulgaria through then-neutral Greece, but she saw no further action. She was transferred back to Ireland in April 1916 for service as a guard ship, a role she filled until October 1918, when she was reduced to a barracks ship. ALBION was sold for scrap in December 1919 and broken up the following year.

This is a really fascinating piece of WW1 Royal Navy memorabilia with the connection to a prominent member of the clergy.

The gavel measures 7.5” (19cm) long and the gavel head is 1.6” (4cm) diameter.

It weighs 137.5g.

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: 50415

100.00 GBP


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WW2 Copper Trench Art Pocket Petrol Lighter with WW1 & WW2 Coins



Here on offer is a great example of an early WW2 period copper trench art pocket petrol lighter, with WW1 and WW2 coins.

The lighter’s outer frame is made from two sections of copper pipe.

Fitted to one end is an English 1939 dated halfpenny showing the sailing ship image and at the other end is a George V, WW1 period, halfpenny that displays the profile of George V.

The lighter inside is made from a solid piece of aluminium and still retains the thumb wheel with flint and the wick.

I assume the aluminium lighter pulls out of the copper base to access the flint/spring and to refuel it, but it seems to be seized up in its position and I don’t want to force it.

No fuel (petrol) is retained in the lighter, to meet with shipping regulations.

The lighter is in excellent condition and will make an impressive and unique addition to any lighter collection.

It measures 2” (5cm) long and 1.1” (2.7cm) diameter.

It weighs 75.6g.

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.

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Code: 50417

20.00 GBP


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Antique Children’s Rattle and Whistle in the Form of Mr PUNCH



Here on offer is a lovely example of an antique children’s rattle and whistle in the form of Mr PUNCH from the Punch and Judy puppet show.

I believe it was made around the turn of the century, circa 1910.

The metal used appears to be nickel silver and the main body depicts PUNCH with his jester’s hat, the top of which has a tube, which is actually a whistle that still works.

The handle is made from a blackened wood with an ornate nickel silver base. The top and bottom sections are pinned to the wooden handle and are slightly loose.

Attached to the top section are to metal balls that act as the rattle.

This example is in excellent working condition, with slight age wear to the raised metal surfaces. The join on the metal base of the handle can also be seen with a slight crack to the metal.

It measures 5” (12.7cm) long and weighs 44g.

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: 50413

55.00 GBP


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WW1 Period Silver Plated Queen Alexandra’s Royal Navy Nursing Service (QARNNS) Nurses Belt Buckle



Here on offer is a fine example of what I believe is a WW1 period, silver-plated, Royal Navy ‘Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service (QARNNS) Nurses Belt Buckle.

It came as part of a small collection of WW1 items I acquired in Cornwall that had been in an elderly gentleman’s collection for many years.

This example has the King’s Crown and the fouled anchor on a domed smooth background, within in a detailed raised laurel wreath surround.

This is a heavy and detailed piece typical of the early WW1 period and is complete with its detachable belt catch.

It round buckle measures 2” (5.1cm) diameter and including both belt loops is 2.7” (7cm) wide.

It weighs 61g.

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

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Code: 50416

45.00 GBP


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Framed Victorian Period Rectangular-Shaped Sweetheart Pincushion with the emblem for the 7th (Queen’s Own) Hussars



Here on offer is a beautiful example of a Victorian period rectangular-shaped sweetheart pincushion with the emblem for the 7th (Queen’s Own) Hussars that’s been cased in a glass fronted wooden display case.

In the centre of the cushion is a paper colour printed image of the 7th Hussars emblem.

Below the emblem the word:

LOVE

have been made up from small bright red beads.

Also at either end there are paper printed images of what looks to be a 7th Hussars hat/cap below which are the words:

HOLSTER CAP 1751


This impressive rectangular shaped pincushion was probably made by injured and recovering soldiers from wars during Queen Victoria’s reign.

They where mostly sent home to a sweetheart or family member.

This example is in excellent condition and I have left the sealed display case unopened to avoid damaging the decorative lace display that has been set around the edges of the heart.

The pincushion looks to be made from coloured silks fabrics on the top that show signs of fading and these have been embellished with lots of clear and colourful pinned on beads along with gilt and coloured threads. The edge is trimmed with a lace tassel ribbon.

I can’t actually tell how old the lovely wooden display case is, but looks to be a later period piece.

This is just a beautiful example of one of these larger pincushions, in excellent condition that will make a great addition to any military collection.

The cushion measures approximately 7.5” (19cm) square by 5.25” (13.3cm) and the case is 12.6” (32cm) by 10.75” (27.2cm) and 4.5” (11.4cm) deep.
It weighs a heavy 1.75Kg.

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: 50412

100.00 GBP


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Antique Scottish Silver Mounted Horn Spoon with an Ornate Silver Whistle Tip circa 1890



Here on offer is a fine example of what I believe is an antique Scottish silver mounted horn spoon with an ornate silver whistle set on the top of the handle, circa 1890.

I acquired it in a jewellery box that contained a whole range of antique Scottish brooches and pins.

The long spoon has been made from a beautiful dark piece of horn that shows stunning colouring to its polished finish. There is no damage to the finish or bowl edges. It may look like there is a tiny crack to the tip of the bowl but this is just the natural makeup of the horn itself.

Set into the shaft is a blank shield shaped silver escutcheon with a detailed edge and fitted to the tip is an ornately engraved silver whistle that still works.

I cant see any hallmarks on the silver fittings but it does test positive for 925 grade sterling silver and I believe it is an example of some Scottish provincial silver that wasn’t hallmarked back in the 19th century.

The beautifully engraved whistle really lifts this piece apart from the plain examples that I have seen in the past.

The spoon is in just excellent condition with just one slight “tooth” dent to the underside of the whistle.

It measures 9.2” (23.4cm) long and the bowl is 1.7” (4.3cm) wide.

It weighs 23g.

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: 50411

75.00 GBP


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