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Heraldry In War - Formation Badges 1939-1945

Heraldry In War - Formation Badges 1939-1945

A very good book detailing many of the formation badges of the British Army and Commonwealth during WW2.

This hardback book, written by Lt. Colonel Howard N. Cole, OBE, was printed in 1946 and is in very good condition. With many illustrations, mainly in black and white, although with some colour plates, the book is a useful resource for the collector. No missing pages, rips or ...  read more

Code: 51418

6.00 GBP

Boxed Webley Mark 1 Air Pistol c.1938

Boxed Webley Mark 1 Air Pistol c.1938

A good early example of the slant grip Webley Mark 1 air pistol in .177 calibre, complete with its carton and a mint, unused, spare leather cup washer and brush.

Cosmetically, this Webley pistol retains most of its factory blue finish, although it is a little mottled around the sides of the cylinder. All the screws are in good condition and the profiles remain sharp, but the Bake...  read more

Code: 51588

290.00 GBP

Des Horn HBP80 Meteorite Flipper Knife

Des Horn HBP80 Meteorite Flipper Knife

A rare Gibeon Meteorite "Front Flipper" knife by the legendary Master Bladesmith, Des Horn. Known as the model HBP80 (Hidden Ball Pivot), this knife features Horn's, "Front Flipper" Damascus blade and gold pins: This is not a spring assisted blade, but rather, it's a blade designed to be opened one-handed, requiring only a quick flick of the finger. This action releases the blade and the perfe...  read more

Code: 51586

1200.00 GBP

REME Belt Buckle By JR Gaunt

REME Belt Buckle By JR Gaunt

A good and early ERII belt clasp by J.R. Gaunt. This solid nickel clasp incorporates the postwar REME badge, which replaced the wartime design that was viewed as being somewhat uninspiring.
Presented in good original condition, with plenty of patina. Marked to the reverse as "Clasp by JR Gaunt" and also, "Belt by Hobson".  read more

Code: 51585

12.00 GBP

WW1 & 2 Medal Ribbon & Mons Star Rosette

WW1 & 2 Medal Ribbon & Mons Star Rosette

An original WW1 trio of medal ribbons with silver rosette to Mons Star, denoting award of clasp for military service during first months of war, 5th August to 22nd November 1914. Plus the Defence Medal for service during WW2.

Good condition. Rosette with blackened silver patina.  read more

Code: 51584

20.00 GBP

WW1 Lewis Gun Armourer's Tool

WW1 Lewis Gun Armourer's Tool

A scarce WW1 military issue Lewis machine gunner's trigger adjusting tool by Salter. Broad arrow marked to the top of the tubular body, with bullet shaped tool and screwdriver to the other end.

Some sign of field adaptation with wire and hook ends which have been used to replace the original string pulls.  read more

Code: 51580

58.00 GBP

Bronze Naval Saluting Cannon

Bronze Naval Saluting Cannon

A superb antique desk top muzzle loading saluting cannon, having a bronze barrel, bearing the Royal Cyphers of King George III and Princess Mary. Although the cannon is unsigned, it is of the highest gunmaker quality, Gun Powder London proof stamped and marked as .380" calibre.

Cosmetically the cannon has a good age patina and a well constructed oak truck with iron features.
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Code: 51577

490.00 GBP

1854 Transport Corps Issue Sea Service Pistol

1854 Transport Corps Issue Sea Service Pistol

*** My thanks to a colleague who helped me with gaps in my knowledge on Crimean War history ***

A good percussion pistol with its lock signed by Blake & Co. London and dated, 1854. This commercial pistol is a modified Tower pattern, that is attributed to the Transport Corps, a paramilitary organisation that predates the Land Transport Corps.

The history of the civi...  read more

Code: 51575

590.00 GBP

Home Front - ARP Warden's Whistle c.1939

Home Front - ARP Warden's Whistle c.1939

A WW2 Air Raid Precautions whistle made by Hudsons. Presented in very good condition, having retained most of its original finish. Blows nice and loud.  read more

Code: 51572

28.00 GBP

WW2 RNZAF Cap & Sleeve Badge

WW2 RNZAF Cap & Sleeve Badge

A scarce WW2 Royal New Zealand Air Force brass cap badge, sold together with the original owner's RAF engineering apprentice badge. Both are presented in good order but with some rubbing. Interestingly, the apprentice four-bladed prop badge, which is normally sewn onto the tunic sleeve, has had an additional screw mount added, presumably for the convenience of the young airman - Both the back p...  read more

Code: 51570

36.00 GBP