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WW1 British Officer’s Lacquered Wooden Sword Stick with Ferrule Engraved To ‘Captain Chas Alford MM France 1916-1918’ & Bone Handle. Sn 12097. - Sn 12097
This is a very good original WW1 British Officer’s Sword Stick. The sword has a slim, short 10” triangular blade which is clean, straight and undamaged. The sword stick measures 34 ¾” overall in its scabbard. Its undamaged bone handle has a steel ferrule engraved ‘Capt Chas (most likely abbreviation of Charles) Alford MM France 1916-1918’, indicating that this named officer served in France during 1916-1918 and was awarded the prestigious British Military Medal for valour. The scabbard is undamaged & has a brass roundel throat mount and conical brass end cap. Price for this attractive WW1 Officer’s sword stick to a named Officer which is worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 12097.

SOLD SOLD (23/11) WWI British Standard Issue Weighted Core ‘Trench Club’. 20177. - 20177
Trench raiding clubs were homemade melee weapons used by both the Allies and the Central Powers during World War I. Clubs were used during night-time trench raiding expeditions as a quiet and effective way of killing or wounding enemy soldiers. The clubs were usually made out of wood. It was common practice to fix a metal object at the striking end (e.g. an empty Mills bomb) in order to maximize the injury inflicted. Another common design comprised a simple stave with the end drilled out and a lead weight inserted, with rows of large hobnails hammered in around its circumference. Bosnian soldiers serving in the Austro-Hungarian army were fond of using maces. They were also used by officers to finish enemy soldiers wounded by poison gas attacks. Trench clubs were manufactured in bulk by units based behind the lines. Typically, regimental carpenters and metal workers would make large numbers of the same design of club. This example is 46 cm in length-16 ½ cm at its thickest tapering down to 12 cm at the handle end and weighing just over ½ kg. There are 12 groups of hob nails secured to the ‘business’ end of the club. The wood has been cleaned prior to us acquiring the club. The price for this piece of trench warfare history includes UK delivery. 20177. (Back Shelf storeroom)

Original Medieval form Georgian or Victorian Era Fighting Axe / War Hammer with Original Long Leather Saddle Hanger / Wrist Strap. Sn 13693 - Sn 13693
This excellent unusual Medieval Form Fighting Axe / War hammer was most likely made in the Georgian or Victorian Era. Similar examples of the original Medieval War Hammers are illustrated on page 278 of the book ‘A Glossary Of The Construction, Decoration & Use Of Arms & Armour’ by Stone. This is not a decorative replica of a Medieval War hammer but was definitely made for use. The hard wood shaft has hand tooled decoration and a pierced brass ball end. The axe measures 6” from the broadest part of the cutting edge to the pointed end of the armour / helmet piercing Hammer head. The sharpened cutting edge of the axe head measures 2 ¼” from tip to tip and the underside of the blade has a notch most likely used to rip open the armour of a fallen enemy (similar to how a can opener operates). The heavy octagonal armour piercing hammer is 2 ½” length and has a copper ring towards the end section and conical steel striking point. The axe head is attached to the shaft by 2 long riveted steel tangs. The overall length of the axe is 13 ¾”. The axe is complete with its original unusual leather strap configuration with 2 leather straps combined with buckles (25” overall length) and decorative 4 pointed metal plate star mount (one tip of the star is absent). The strap is attached to a leather ring which is riveted to the shaft. The strap can be configured to form a wrist loop and in its longer form, most likely for hanging from a saddle. The axe with straps attached weighs a hefty 1lb 15 ozs. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13693.

*Large Original, WW1 British De Havilland 'DH4' Bomber Aircraft Propellor Boss Officer's Mess Centre Piece With Front Wind 'Sestrel' Maritime Clock By Smith & Son Southampton Mounted On Original Propellor Wood Plinth. MISC 809. - MISC 809
De Havilland Bi Planes were used by both the British & Americans during WW1 as Bomber & Reconnaissance Aircraft. This is an excellent WW1 British De Havilland Aircraft Propellor Boss Hub Converted To an Officer's Mess Feature Piece With Chrome Plated Cased Front Wind Clock By Smith & Son Southampton. The original Mahogany propellor boss is undamaged and the piece measures a large 42x17x11 inches (including plinth & clock). The blades near to the boss centre are marked ' DE.H.4 LEFT HAND', '210 M & Co', 'ENGNO 450' & '250HP ROLLS ROYCE'. The hub centre is mounted with an undamaged, glazed chrome plated cased clock which is in full working order. The face of the clock which is a maritime piece is clearly marked by the manufacturer 'Sestrel' & 'F. Smith & Son, Southampton'. It has its original minute and hour hands and crisp numerals. The clock with glazed hinged cover has its original key. The boss is mounted on a large wooden plinth made from the wood of the propellors. The price for this superb British WW1 Combat Aircraft centre piece includes UK delivery. MISC 809.

Original, WW1 Sopwith Pup British Fighter Aircraft Propeller Boss Converted To Officer's Mess/ Mantle Feature Piece with Brass Cased Front Wind Clock By Smiths London Mounted On original Propeller Wood Plinth. MISC 807. - MISC 807
The Sopwith Pup was a British single seater biplane fighter aircraft built by the Sopwith Aviation Company. It entered service with the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service in the autumn of 1916. With good manoeuvrability, the aircraft proved very successful. The Pup was eventually outclassed by newer German fighters, but it was not completely replaced on the Western Front until the end of 1917. Remaining Pups were relegated to Home Defence and training units. The Pup's flying characteristics also made it ideal for use in aircraft carrier deck landing and take-off experiments. This is an excellent WW1 Sopwith Pup British Fighter Aircraft Propeller Boss Converted to an Officer's Mess/ Mantle Feature Piece With Contemporary Brass Cased Front Wind Clock By Smith. The original propeller boss is undamaged and measures 18x8x4 inches. The centre of the boss snugly houses the excellent, undamaged, glazed brass cased clock which is in full working order. The clock is push fitted into the boss and can be removed for inspection/ repair. The face of the clock is clearly marked by the manufacturer 'Smiths, British made 179-185 Gt Portland Street, London, W' and 'AC 4322'. It has it's original minute and hour hands and crisp numerals. The boss is mounted on a large wooden plinth made from the wood of the propellor which measures 17 3/4"x 6 1/2x1 1/2". Price for this excellent piece which would make an excellent Officer's Mess or Mantelpiece feature includes UK delivery. MISC 807.

1936 British Royal Navy Marked No.56 VI Leather, Cork & Canvas Cordite Charge Carrier. MISC 812. - MISC 812
An excellent original Brown leather Royal Navy cordite charge carrier. Constructed of Leather, cork and canvas, these carriers were used by the Royal Navy prior to, during and after WW1 to carry the cordite charges for Naval guns. The front is ink stamped with the Royal Navy 'N' mark, War Dept Arrow and diamond cartouches. It has a complete canvas lining, heavy duty leather carry handle and separate brass riveted canvas carry handle. It has a hinged lid with brass riveted leather retaining stap and brass stud. It measures 38" in length & 8" diameter. The lid of the carrier is crisply impressed 'No.56 VI' and 'RL' either side of War Dept arrow. It is also dated '3-36' (March 1936). The price includes UK delivery. MISC 812.

*Rare & Unusual English 1935-1936 Farrier's Walking Stick with Integral 'Hands' Measure, Spirit Level Arm & Hallmarked Sterling Silver Mounts. Sn 10206. - Sn 10206
This is a rare Farrier's walking stick. Made of sycamore it measures 37" in length with a curved handle. The head of the stick has Sterling silver hallmarked mounts which date to London 1935-36 and a German Silver end cap. The upper mount has a thumb recess which, when pushed reveals an integral folding wood measuring stick which lies within a recess in the walking stick. The professionally made measuring stick is graduated in 'hands' and metres/cms (to 170cms) for measuring the height of horses. The measure has a hinged 15 " brass arm made to lie across the horse to measure its exact size. The arm incorporates a small glass spirit level to ensure the arm is straight when measuring. The measure is marked 'Made In England'. The price for this rare and unusual functioning piece of Farrier's equipment with Sterling Silver mounts includes UK delivery. Sn 10206.

20th Century British Naval Ship's Brass Bulkhead Clock With 60 Seconds Time Keeping Feature Mounted On Oak Plaque & Original Key. Sn 13869. - Sn 13869
An original British form brass bulkhead ship’s Clock. This example has a 6 ½” diameter face which is clean with black metal hour and minute hands together with an inner 1” diameter 60 second timer roundel with second hand indicator. The clock case is brass and comes with its original brass key stamped ‘Swiss made 4.50’. The face also has an adjustable slow-fast slider in a slot for fine tuning the time keeping. There is also a hole for key winding. There are no manufacturer marks on the exterior of this piece. The face is covered by a glazed brass rimmed cover which screws off. The clock case measures 9 ½” in diameter and is 3 ¾” deep with face cover on. The rim of the case has 3 drilled holes for wall mounting. The case is screwed to an 11” diameter Oak round plaque which is 1” thick. The plaque is mounted with a fixed brass hanging ring for wall mounting. This clock has recently been cleaned and serviced. It is fully functioning, keeping precise time. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13869.

WWII Marston Excelsior ME 12 Shot Exploder. MISC 47. - MISC 47
During WWII Marston Excelsior made metal fuel tanks for Wellington Bombers and other aircraft; pioneered development of flexible non-metallic fuel tanks, and self-sealing covers through collaboration between ICI experts in dyestuffs, leather cloth, metals, paint and plastic. This is a WW2 period Marston Excelsior ME 12 Mk.II Transistorised Shot Exploder for use in quarries. It measures 19cm x 10 ½ cm x 10 ½ cm, and weighs 3kg. It is Ministry approved and comes with its leather carrying strap, all of the stitching and buckles are intact with no damage. There is no key present. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 47.

WWI Imperial German Army Back Pack Reg't Markings 'III.A.9.H'. Sn 7877. - Sn 7877
After WWI German weapons were destroyed at a great scale, but the field equipment remained. Some of the remaining WW1 equipment was re used by the Wehrmacht during the first years of WWII. This is a rare to find original Imperial German Army WW1 Era backpack Haversack. It is made of leather and canvas & in good condition for its age. The pack when closed measures Size: 15" x 13" x 3" when empty & closed. It opens to reveal several compartments with leather straps and buckles all intact. The top of the backpack has a leather carry handle and the backpack is complete with all of it's corect shoulder straps and buckle fasteners. The exterior rear of the pack is mounted with animal skin which is complete but does have some service wear to be expected. The interior of the pack is nicely ink stamped with Regimental & inter War date markings 'III A 9 H', ' H. Lobert' Fahndern 36/75' , R-AIX 1919, 'S.P.Br., '1920'. This is scarce and highly collectable original item. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 7877.
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