Just a quick note. In addition the post office is raising all of its prices from this month, I will have to raise some of my shipping prices to keep inline but to stay at a reasonable rate I will be changing from first class postage to second class so please be aware that purchases may take a little longer to arrive. If you would like a first class or next day delivery please let me know and for an increased fee I will make this happen.
My thanks to you all for your continued custom, stay safe and best wishes for 2021.
Next New Listing Friday 5th February at 7.30pm.
A very nice quality Civil War Union officer’s sword, even though it was made in India. It has a solid brass hilt with a leather-covered grip bound with twisted wire. It has a very good steel blade with a broad and shallow double fuller. The scabbard is made of heavy gauge polished Steel, this has a few rust spots, which at this stage is easy to polish off. The overall condition of the sword is excellent with no damage or rusting and the whole thing is quit a substantial piece.
The sword comes complete with the sword belt; this is, again a good quality item, made from black leather with a heavy brass and white metal buckle. It comes fitted to the sword, so the whole lot is ready to wear or display. The belt will fit up to a 48 inch waist. This is also stamped with an American makers mark.
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Unusual to get these shells complete, this one comes with its fuse, projectile and brass case. The base of the case is well marked including the broad arrow, 4 over 17 and the date 1916, DLA, P.W and many more. The top section has obviously been hand painted and still includes some shrapnel balls and a rod. Comes in very good condition.
On Consignment Ref. ML31
Used early to mid war these types of shells were used to inflict as much damage as possible on the German soldiers, the body was packed with individual round bullets but had to be accurately fired to do its job properly, trenches, sandbags and a good steel helmet were enough to prevent death and major injury and so these types of shells were used less as the war progressed.
This on has been fired and is damaged accordingly, it is of a good size standing 6.5 inches high.
A new and appears unused 6 piece rifle cleaning kit in its bag of issue, this is marked ‘smmfb’, not sure if the is relevant, it comes in near perfect condition.
This interesting hand made wicker coolie hat was worn by the Chinese/Japanese rice field workers as a sun shade, probably dating from the early part of the last century it comes in remarkable condition and is just a bit grubby. It measures 14 inches on the longest side.
This interesting hand made wicker coolie hat was worn by the Chinese/Japanese rice field workers as a sun shade, probably dating from the early part of the last century it comes in good condition with just some fraying around the edge, and is just a bit grubby. It measures 17 inches on the longest side.
Cloth shoulder patches for London and Norfolk brigades, plus metal badges and other insignia, some cadet. All in very good condition.
This is a solid silver medal, testing as high grade silver, it is the 7th class award of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand, established in 1869 by King Rama V of The Kingdom of Siam (Yul Brynner), a general award given to civil and military for an act of outstanding services to the Kingdom of Thailand.
This one comes in perfect condition and on its original silk ribbon and dates from around the WW2 era.
A very nicely made trio of Polish Red Cross medals, they come in the Gold, Silver and Bronze award, each is enamelled with the red cross and the top 'ribbon' section is also enamelled. Each is marked to the reverse with the makers initials of P.C.K. They come in superb condition, one pin is slightly bent at the bottom, they measures 2 inches long including the pin.
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