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MUSEUM QUALITY, Framed Original WW1 1914 – 1918 Imperial German Iron Cross 1st Class With Ribbon Bar, Prussian Infantry Pickelhaube Helmet Plate & Period Crossed Miniature Military Swords With Scabbards. Sn 15122:7 - 15122:7
This excellent WW1 collection is as found mounted on a Prussian black velvet background which has bullion tape edging and has a glazed dark wood frame, the back of the frame has hooks which can be easily released to allow access to the individual pieces. The collection consists of an Imperial German Iron Cross 1st Class with correct pin mount to the rear, Ribbon Bar with white metal mount, Prussian Infantry white metal Pickelhaube helmet Plate above white metal numbers forming the dates 1914 & 1918. The centre of the display has decorative faux green and silvered sprigs of Oak leaves with acorns alongside a pair of individual superb crossed miniature Imperial German Officer’s swords with gilt voided bowl guards & bullion wire representing Officer’s cords. The swords are tethered to the back board by gold coloured cord. One of the sword’s guards has the cast form of the Prussian Eagle. The swords have polished steel blades and are removable from their scabbards (the sword with the Eagle hilt is secured to the back board by a small cord at the hilt which could be removed to allow removal of the blade should the next owner wish to do so). The white metal scabbards are undamaged with no dents. Both scabbards have hanging rings. The swords each measure 9 ¾” in length in their scabbards. The frame measures 18” x 15” x 2 ½”. The price for this Museum quality WW1 Imperial German collection includes UK delivery. Sn 15122:7

WW1 Wilmslow District Memorial Shield With Copper Centre Boss To British Army Private 2270 Francis Shaw 8th Battalion Manchester Regiment Killed In Action 18th December 1914 With Copy Of War Grave Commission Entry & Note Re History Of The Regiment. - 13738
This is an original memorial shield to a British Soldier who fell during WW1. A week away from Christmas Day and 331 British Army Officers and men lost their lives on 18th December 1914. Add in men from other nationalities and men serving with the Royal Navy, Mercantile Marine and Royal Air Force and that figure increases to 372. This shield in memory of Private 2270 Francis Shaw 8th Battalion Manchester Regiment Killed In Action 18th December 1914 has a wooden shield shaped base which measures 9” x 9 ½” x ½” has a large centre mounted copper boss which is 6 ½” diameter. The boss with laurel wreath bears heraldic arms below ‘Wilmslow District 1914-1919’ (Cheshire) and states ‘ In Grateful Memory Pte Francis Shaw 1/3 Manr (Manchester) Regt Who Died For His King & Country In The Great War’. The rear of the shield has a hanging ring for wall mounting. The shield is accompanied by an A4 size paper copy of the War Graves Commission entry in memory of the Soldier which states ‘Remembered With Honour Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Cemetery’. Also included is a small printed note outlining the history of the Manchester Regiment and its involvement in WW1 (the documents are illustrated in the images). The price for this memorial shield to a named WW1 Soldier worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 13738

India General Service Medal With Jowaki 1877-8 Clasp To Nicholas Roads 4th Battalion Rifle Brigade, Mounted on Card in a Glass Fronted Display Box. Sn 13626 - 13626
A very nice condition India General Service Medal with Jowaki 1877-8 clasp impressed to Nicholas Roads 4th Battalion Rifle Brigade. The India General Service Medal (1854 IGSM) was a campaign medal approved in 1854, for issue to officers and men of the British and Indian armies. The 1854 IGSM was approved on 1 March 1854. It was awarded for various minor military campaigns in India, during 1852 to 1895. Each battle or action covered by the medal was represented by a clasp on the ribbon, 24 were sanctioned, the maximum awarded to one man is thought to be seven. The medal was never issued without a clasp. The medal is silver, 1.4 inches in diameter, and was struck at the Royal Mint. It was later issued in bronze for camp followers and native civilians. The obverse bears a left facing effigy of Queen Victoria wearing a diadem and veil. Surrounding the head is the inscription 'VICTORIA REGINA'. The reverse depicts Victory crowning a seated nude warrior. The medal is suspended by a silver scrolled bar. The medal hangs from a ribbon 1 1/4 inches wide. It is divided into five stripes, three red and two dark blue, 1/4 inch wide. It is crisply impressed with "1750 Pte Nicholas Roads 4 Bn Rifle Bde". It has the 'Jowaki 1877-8' clasp and correct ribbon. It is nicely mounted on a piece of card and in a glass fronted display box. This is a very nice example. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13626

Original 1882 Egyptian Khedive’s Star To Sergeant E. Jones 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. M 110 - M 110
This medal was conferred by Khedive Tenfik of Egypt to those who qualified for the Egypt Medal and was invariably worn alongside it. This 5 pointed star with circular centre depicts the Sphinx & Pyramids surrounded by a band inscribed ‘Egypt 1882’ also the Khedive of Egypt and the year in the Moslem calendar. The reverse shows the Khedive’s monogram surmounted by crown. The star is suspended by a ring from an ornamental claspin the centre of which is a star and crescent. This medal has been privately engraved with the name of the recipient "1878 Sergt E. Jones 1 Batt. Sea. Highds". The star is complete with its ribbon. Price for this medal which is worthy of further research includes UK delivery. M 110

British Air Efficiency Award Medal and Ribbon To Squadron Leader E.F. Tanner Of The A.A.F. & Paper. Sn 13244 - 13244
This is a very nice Air Efficiency (Long & Meritous Service) award to an officer in the Auxiliary Air Force, complete with paperwork showing his progression from pilot officer in 1939 to his retirement in in 1954 as a Squadron Leader (Wing Commander for Retirement Purposes). The Air Efficiency Award, post-nominal letters AE for officers, was instituted in 1942. It could be awarded after ten years of meritorious service to part-time officers, airmen and airwomen in the Auxiliary and Volunteer Air Forces of the United Kingdom and the Territorial Air Forces and Air Force Reserves of the Dominions, the Indian Empire, Burma, the Colonies and Protectorates. The award is a GVI medal impressed to "Sqn. Ldr. E.F. Tanner A.A.F." The medal was struck in silver and is oval, 38 millimetres (1.5 inches) high and 32 millimetres (1.26 inches) wide, with a raised rim on each side. It is suspended from a silver bar in the form of an eagle in flight, looking towards its left, affixed to the medal by means of a single-toe claw and a pin through the upper edge of the medal. The obverse has his coinage type effigy and is circumscribed "GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:" reading around from the bottom. The initials "HP" below the truncation of the King's neck are those of the designer of the obverse of the medal, Thomas Humphrey Paget, an English medal and coin designer. The reverse is smooth and is inscribed "AIR EFFICIENCY AWARD" in three lines.It comes complete with its correct ribbon. A nice Long Service award to a man who went through WW2 and beyond. The price includes UK postage. Sn 13244

Sterling Silver And Enamel West Yorkshire Regiment Sweetheart Brooch. M 105 - M 105
An excellent Sterling silver and enamel West Yorkshire Regiment sweetheart brooch. The brooch has a galloping horse above a blue enamel banner which has "West Yorkshire" picked out. The brooch measures 33mm. The reverse has a wearers pin which works as it should and is stamped with "Sterling TLM". The brooch is in excellent condition. The price includes UK delivery. M 105

9 Ct Gold And Enamel G.V.I.R. Royal Army Service Corps Sweetheart Brooch. M 104 - M 104
This is an excellent quality 9 ct gold George VI Royal Army Service Corps Sweetheart brooch which has red and blue enamel inlay. The brooch is in perfect condition. It is stamped on the mount with "9CT" as can be seen in one of the close up photographs. The brooch measures 55mm wide. The wearers pin on the reverse is in perfect condition and has the 'roll lock' still working. This is a very nice example. The price includes UK delivery. M 104

Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-1858 With Ribbon To W. Eyles 53rd Regiment. M 103 - M 103
This medal was awarded to 2437 Pte William Eyles of the 53rd Foot Regiment, ex 80th Foot No 2297. He was wounded at Khuswa on the 1st November 1857. He volunteered to the 81st Foot. The medal roll confirms the above. The medal is impressed "Wm. Eyles, 53rd Regt.". An 'extremely fine' medal and ribbon. The price includes Uk delivery. M 103

Air Efficiency Medal and Ribbon. M 102 - M102
This is a George VI Air Efficiency Medal To Corporal C. Barrett of the Auxiliary Air Force. It was awarded for 10 years service in the Auxiliary and Volunteer Air Forces of Britain and the Commonwealth. This is a pre 1948 issue medal and would therefore denote service in WW2. The medal is silver and the recipients name is impressed on the edge, "857335 CPL C Barrett A.A.F.". This is a very attractive medal which is worthy of further research. The price includes UK delivery. M 102

Revised Edition Of 'For Fuhrer & Fatherland' 1985 By John Angolia. BO 1033 l - BO 1033
Revised Edition Of 'For Fuhrer & Fatherland' 1985 By John Angolia. This ius a comprehensive work by a noted authority on military awards of the third Reich. It is profusely illustrated with detailed text. It is an important work for collectors of Third Reich military wards. The price includes UK delivery. BO 1033
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