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Rare, Victorian, British, Mahogany Box for Drum Magazine for the British Army & Navy .45 inch Gatling Gun. Sn - 17085
This is a very rare mahogany box for transporting the large cylindrical drum magazine for the .45 inch Gatling gun in service with the British army in Victorian times as part of the gun carriage. In 1868/69 the War Office conducted trials at Shoeburyness on a variety of different calibre Gatling guns and a Monigney Mitrailleuse under the auspices of Major S.V.Fosbury V.C. Shortly afterwards, the .45 Gatling gun was adopted by both the Army and the Admiralty. As can be seen from a photograph of the carriage mounted Gatling guns, there are one of each of these boxes either side of the gun, mounted on the carriage. The boxes had to be well made because the cylindrical drum magazine was large and heavy with the ammunition in it especially when being towed. This is a sturdy mahogany box to contain such a magazine an inlet brass plaque in the lid is engraved BOX FOR DRUM FOR 45 GATLING GUN. The box measures 13 inches as cube. The box is constructed with 1 inch mahogany timber which is bot dovetailed and cross pinned with mahogany dowels. The box has the 2 original front fastenings and is in a very solid condition with a nice patina to the surface. The price for this rare item includes U.K delivery. Sn 17085
£395.00

A 1975 Silver Regimental Scottish Drinking Cup to the Scottish Volunteer Engineer Regiment. Sn:11355. - 11355
A 1975 Silver Regimental Scottish Drinking Cup to the Scottish Volunteer Engineer Regiment and specifically to Captain A. Reid-Peters RE. The drinking cup is in excellent condition, free of dents or damage. It is hallmarked silver; the hallmark is to Edinburgh 1973-74, and it weighs 150grams. The Royal Engineer’s Army Reserve Regiment is based across Scotland and Northern Ireland. The Regimental Headquarters (RHQ) is based in Leuchars, Fife, with our 3 Squadrons based in Bangor, Paisley and Cumbernauld. The cup is engraved on one side with "Presented by The Officers of 71 (Scottish) Engineer Regiment (Volunteers) Captain A. Reid-Peters RE (V)On Leaving the Regiment July 1975" and on the other with the Regimental Crest. On the base it has the hallmarks. The cup measures 4" across and stands 1 ½ " high. It has two drinking handles. The price includes UK delivery. Sn:11355. (Top of Drawers).
£245.00

**MASSIVE** Framed Original WW2 Japanese Soldier’s 'Yosegaki Hinomaru' (Or Good Luck) Battle Flag With Many Signatures. MISC 902 - MISC 902
This is a massive, original WW2 Japanese 'yosegaki hinomaru' or good luck Battle Flag. These flags were signed by family members, friends & Colleagues of Japanese Soldiers and presented to them before leaving for war. It is made of white silk and has a central vivid red painted roundel surrounded many Japanese script signatures. The flag has some staining consistent with age to be expected. The Flag is contained in its later varnished wood glazed frame. The rear of the frame is mounted with cord for wall hanging. This item including frame measures 34”x29 ½””x ½”. The small area of glare shown images are merely reflections from the camera flash. The price for this nicely presented unusually large WW2 Japanese flag which is framed ready for wall mounting includes UK delivery. MISC 902
£365.00

1919 Middlesbrough WW1 Service Presentation Tray With Engraved Plate To British Merchant Navy Ship SS Claudia Ship’s Master Charles William Jordan, With Glazed Framed Sepia Portrait of The Officer & Associated Period Glazed Framed Painting Of A Ship - MISC 1010
Middlesbrough and the industries along the River Tees played an important role in the First World War as the town and the numerous local works mobilised to support the country’s efforts. The iron, steel, chemical and shipping industries were key in providing a range of supplies for the war effort including shell steel, structural steel used for building new munitions factories and shipbuilding material for the Admiralty’s requirements. At the time, Dent’s Wharf was shipping war material around the world including explosives in the form of Benzole and Naphtha, large quantities of pig iron and shell steels that made their way to France to support the war effort. The company also dealt with the storage of foodstuffs. Charles William Jordan was the Ships Master of British Stockton Registered SS Claudia (further research required to find this man’s war service record). On Sunday 30th July 1916, the Merchant ship SS Claudia carrying Iron was sunk after striking a German mine, in the North Sea eight and a half miles south east of Lowestoft resulting in the loss of 3 crew (the following entry can be found online at BRITISH MERCHANT SHIPS and FISHING VESSELS LOST, DAMAGED and ATTACKED by DATE, January 1916 to December 1916 (naval-history.net) CLAUDIA, 1,144/1897, Stockton-reg, Tyne-Tees SS, 21 crew, Mr C Jordan, Middlesbrough for London with 1,000t manufactured iron, general cargo. Mined, laid by UC.1 (Kurt Ramien), sank 8 1/2 m SE by S 1/2 S of Lowestoft (L - 7 miles ESE of Middle Barnard Buoy, in 52.24.15N, 01.50E); 3 crew lost). This is an original 1919 Middlesbrough Presentation Tray With Engraved Plate To British Merchant Navy Ship SS Claudia Ship’s Master Charles William Jordan, With Glazed Framed Sepia Portrait of The Officer & Associated Period Glazed Framed Painting Of A Ship Named ‘Dione’. The varnished wood tray measures 21”x14 ¾”x 4”. It has raised contoured brass bar edges incorporating carry handles. The centre of the tray has a brass plate engraved with presentation detail in recognition of SS Claudia’s Ship’s Master Jordan’s WW1 service (illustrated in the images). The underside of the tray has 4 ball feet. The framed sepia portrait of the Officer found with the tray measures 21”x26 ¾”x 1 ½”. The portrait has a faint signature which looks like ‘M. Wright Mid’bro (Middlesbrough)’ most likely the artist or photographer. The associated framed watercolour painting found with tray and portrait measures 27 ¾”x 22”x ¾”. The painting depicts a ship named ‘Dione’ (unknown) at sea with hands on deck. No artist’s signature is visible but may be present on the back or under the frame fixings. The portrait and painting are clean. Due to the size of the glazed frames delivery will be within the UK only and at cost by arrangement. MISC 1010 (Office in front of storeroom doors)
£295.00

SOLD SOLD (14/06) **LARGE**WW1 1918 Turkish / Ottoman Empire Prisoner Of War Hand Made Beaded Snake With Rat In Mouth & Beaded Script ‘Turkish Prisoner 1918’. Sn 21721 - 21721
WW1 Turkish / Ottoman Empire prisoners of war made many items whilst in captivity. It kept them occupied and was an avenue for them to earn money to supplement their rations and purchase items they required. Some prisoners even sent them home as gifts for family members or used them to barter with other prisoners. The Australian Memorial's collection of Ottoman prisoner beadwork includes snakes, lizards, bags, bookmarks and jewellery. All were handmade with small glass beads using either beaded crochet method or weaving on small looms. Crochet beaded snakes were the most popular of the beaded souvenirs created in the prisoner of war camps. Nearly half the Memorial's collection of beadwork items is made up of snakes. This is probably for two reasons, firstly a snake is basically a tube, a very easy shape to make with bead crochet. Secondly, snakes were a symbol of good luck in parts of South East Europe, so the prisoner of war snakes could have had a symbolic importance for their makers. The text on the belly usually says ‘TURKISH PRISONER’. However this does not mean that all the prisoners who made the items were ethnically Turkish. The Ottoman Empire stretched from the Balkans to the Sinai. This means that the makers could have been Turkish, Kurdish, Arab, Greek, or Eastern European. This large hand made WW1 Turkish / Ottoman Prisoner Of War Beaded Snake measures a 5 Feet 11 Inches overall length and is decorated with colourful beads in typical snake skin diamond back design. The belly of the snake has beaded script ‘Turkish Prisoner 1918’. It has the typical Snake’s head with Rat in mouth. There are no tears or signs of repair. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21721 (storeroom shelves near clocks)
£0.00

*Rare/Un-opened* c1970 Original ‘Brick’ Package Containing 25 Boxes of 200 No1 .177 Marksman Air Rifle Pellets. 21817. - 21817
Marksman pellets have a long history and are still manufactured and owned by the great grandsons of George Lincoln Jeffries, inventor of the famous Lincoln Jeffries air rifle, the Brothers Lincoln David Jeffries and Alan Richard Jeffries. This business was first started in Birmingham’s Gun Quarter district in 1873 and produced air rifles as well as single- and double-barrelled shotguns. In the early 1900s, they started producing a range of lead air gun pellets and steel flighted darts. They were named Lincoln, Target, Match and Bisley. It was not until the 1930s that the Marksman pellet brand was made, first as British Marksman and then just Marksman. From the 50s, these Marksmen pellets had gained great notoriety and sales increased all all-round the world, specifically Canada, Australia and South Africa. So much so that by 1970 a total of 25 million pellets a week was needed to keep up with demand. The Marksman Red, White and Blue boxes became iconic in 100, 200 and 500 pellet counts. Today, Marksman air gun pellets are still made at Summer Road, Birmingham in the Lincoln Jeffries factory and supplies the UK and the rest of world. This is a scarce un-opened ‘brick’ of brand-new pellets. The package contains 25 x 220 pellets (5000). *The single box in image 1 is for reference purposes only* The price for this unique collectors item includes UK delivery. 21817.(Top of drawers)
£245.00

SOLD SOLD James Purdey & Sons Limited. Gun & Rifle Maker. Leather Shotgun Cartridge Magazine for 20 Boxes of 25 Cartridges (500 Rounds) With Closure Straps. Sn - 9653
This is a James Purdey & Sons Limited. Gun & Rifle Maker leather cartridge magazine for carrying 20 boxes of shotgun cartridges. The mid brown leather cartridge magazine has a strong flat leather carrying handle and brass fittings. The case is lined with green baize and has the trade label for James Purdey & Sons Limited of Audley House, London, W.1. The case has 6 brass studs on the base to stop the bottom of the case scuffing with use. The case has two leather straps with brass buckles for securing the lid on in transit. The case weighs 4.85 kg and measures 21 ½ x 11 x 7 inches in size. The case is in good condition with some wear from use. The price includes U.K. delivery. Sn 9653
£0.00

WWI British Trench Art Hardwood Hinged Carved Trinket Box/Tea Caddy. MISC 1009. - MISC 1009
An intricately carved oval shaped box with a hinged lid depicting a Mosque from different viewpoints, made by a soldier during the Battle of Jerusalem which occurred during the British Empire's "Jerusalem Operations" against the Ottoman Empire in World War I (Trench art is any decorative item made by soldiers, prisoners of war, or civilians where the manufacture is directly linked to armed conflict or its consequences. It offers an insight not only to their feelings and emotions about the war, but also their surroundings and the materials they had available to them). The box is inscribed ‘Mosque of Iman’ and ‘Jerusalem’ on the outside of the lid and ‘Jerusalem’ and ‘1918’ handwritten on the inside. There is an internal lock (key absent) and a brass piano hinge. The base is covered with green baize. Measuring; 18 x 11 ½ x 10cm high. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 1009. (Right hand Rear shelf stores).
£95.00

SOLD SOLD (10/06) *Large/Ornate* 19th Century Indian Dhal Shield - Victorian Campaign Bring Back. 21791. - 21791
The dhal is a type of buckler or shield found in the Indian subcontinent. They are usually geometrically round and yet they vary in diameter from about eight inches to twenty-four inches. Some are nearly flat while others are strongly convex or curved. The edges may be flat or rolled back in the reverse direction to that of the curvature of the shield. Dhal shields were either made from metal or hide. The shield always accompanied hunters, particularly those armed with a hunting sword. This brass coloured metal example is ornately decorated and engraved and could have been designed and manufactured for a ceremony or event. Measuring; 39 cm across and 6cm at its highest. The four bosses on the front support and secure the hoops for the grips to the back *absent*. The price for this impressive and authentic piece includes UK delivery. 21791.
£0.00

Original 19th Century Indian Dhal Shield - Victorian Campaign Bring Back. 21793. - 21793
The dhal is a type of buckler or shield found in the Indian subcontinent. They are usually geometrically round and yet they vary in diameter from about eight inches to twenty-four inches. Some are nearly flat while others are strongly convex or curved. The edges may be flat or rolled back in the reverse direction to that of the curvature of the shield. Dhal shields were either made from metal or hide. The shield always accompanied hunters, particularly those armed with a hunting sword. This brass coloured metal example is ornately decorated and engraved still bearing its original red paint and could have been designed and manufactured for a ceremony or event. Measuring; 27 ½ cm across and 6cm at its highest. It still bears one of its original webbing handles *showing signs of wear*. The four bosses on the front support and secure the grip(s) on the back. The price for this authentic piece includes UK delivery. 21793.
£275.00
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