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Time for some R&R!
Time for a break, the site is still open for business but orders taken will not now be posted until after 22nd July 2019. Emails may be responded too but not with the usual alacrity. Enjoy the summer!
Code: 60102Price: On Request
WW2 Home Front - Scarce Air Raid Patrol ARP clasp jack knife - Davenport Cutlery Company (DCC) , dated 1939
Uncommon 1939 ARP clasp knife by the Davenport Cutlery Company of Sheffield, rather than the more commonly encountered examples by George Gill & Sons of Sheffield. Single bladed stainless steel bodied clasp knife with marlin spike and lanyard ring. Clearly manufacturer marked and dated to body; Sheffield, England to the base of blade. This pattern ceased to be made in 1939. Blade and spike both lightly patinated and blade has been sharpened at tip. Good overall condition and fully functional.
Sold as a historical collectable only. 18+ only and proof of age may be required if you are unknown to me. Will only post to a UK address.
On hold for Michael
Attractive Pair of Royal Northumberland Fusiliers ( RNF ) Gilt and Enamel Cufflinks
An attractive pair of enamel and gilt cufflinks to the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. The facing link of each cufflink has St George slaying the dragon in a circle with regimental motto Quo Fata Vocant ( Where the Fates Will). The inside link of each cufflink bears the regimental colour scheme. Circa 1.1cm tall, these are small and attractive, with no damage to enamel. Some minor rubbing to the gilt plate.
Code: 59555Price: 15.00 GBP
WW2 Era Vehicle Flag / Pennant in Original Leather Pouch
So far unidentified, letters 843 embroidered to each side of a felt green square with a red felt diagonal strip. A signals or artillery unit staff car perhaps? The thick black leather sheaf pouch suggests it only came out on special occasions! Some moth and stressing to red felt diagonal otherwise in good condition with original fittings for attaching to vehicle still present. Circa 6 inches square on steel pole. Any information welcome.
Code: 59485Price: 65.00 GBP
SB Stretcher Bearer Arm Brassard
Red felt letters sewn onto a white canvas arm band with adjustable brass poppers, one missing. The white a bit grubby with age otherwise in good condition.
Sold to Shane, your emails keep bouncing back
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Mid Victorian Antique Large Bone Paper Knife ( Page Turner ) - Attributed to Major Francis Woodley Horne, 7th Hussars, Indian Mutiny Casualty
Regimental / military 19thCentury ivory paper knife ( incorrectly categorised as a page turner - see url link below which dismisses the concept of a page turner, which is a modern invention of auction sale rooms). Paper knifes were blunt to prevent damage when separating the uncut pages of books, periodicals and newspapers which prior to 1900 often were sold with some or all of their pages uncut. For condition see photos, some wear and minor stain on reverse. Circa 12 inches long.
This ivory paper knife has been neatly monogrammed FWH 7th Hussars. Francis Woodley Horne was promoted a Major in the H.M. 7th Hussars on 14 August 1857. He
served with the Regiment during the Indian Mutiny. He was entitled to Medal and Clasp Lucknow (his medal is in a private collection). He was killed in the Indian Mutiny, in a reckless cavalry charge, a full account of his life and this action can be found at:
There is a memorial commemorating him in St. Andrew's Church, Church Road, Little Berkhamsted, East Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire, SG13 8LS.
I will also provide a copy of the summary of his Will.
See here for the history of paper knifes:
Given this is probably made of ivory I am only prepared to post this to a UK address unless there are rules which permit me to post it to destinations outside of the UK. Please email me to discuss.
Code: 59157Price: 165.00 GBP
Duke of Wellington's Regiment Victorian / Edwardian Officer's Lady's Night Mess Dress / Evening Wear Waist Belt Clasp
An attractive and unusual item of Victorian/Edwardian vintage with facing OSD officer's collar badges. No damage or repairs but missing its belt. For inspiration in this regard, see item listed below. As worn at Levées and regimental balls.
Code: 59155Price: 65.00 GBP
Scottish Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Victorian Officer's Lady's Night Mess Dress / Evening Wear Belt with Clasp
A very attractive early fire gilt filigree belt buckle with facing and matching Officer's OSD bronze collar badges adapted for mounting on the buckle. Cats with tails up so of Victorian vintage. Circa 26 inches long measured from end to end including buckle so would fit a slim waist. Buckle is sewn to an original length of woven decorative gold coloured laurel leave pattern brocade. This has some dulling from age but still in good condition and still fully functional and wearable, and as worn at Levées and regimental balls.
Code: 59154Price: 85.00 GBP
WW2 era Irish Guards Valise Badge on original leather backing
A brass die struck valise badge with the correct brass box fitting, which has been stamped Firmin London below a letter R and a feint War Office Arrow, in addition it comes on its original black leather star (leather now a bit dry and crackling, I have given it a quick feed with some renaissance wax). The leather has an ink stamp to the reverse BH&G Ltd followed by 1939. Sadly top point of the "leather star" is missing but thebrass badge is in very good condition with sharp detail and it is unusual to find with these on the leather and with this amount of makers' information.
Code: 59149Price: 55.00 GBP
Scarce WW1 Patriotic Magic Card Trick Folder - For the Troops at the Front
An usual item, small enough to post to the troops in the trenches. Open one side and then the other and the card "magically" transfers itself from behind the diagonal lines to the horizontal lines. It still blows my mind! A wondrous trick even now to try on your children and friend alike!
I recently saw a contemporary model made of ANZAC troops at play on the deck of a troop ship and low and behold one of the model soldiers (An Australian RSM) is demonstrating this card trick to his officer. See photo attached of the display which is not for sale here.
The reverse carries the flags of the allies, including that of Japan which dates the item to WW1. The front bears the emblem for Canada. In good condition with a kind of hard plastic to the covers. The playing card is of course a later addition to illustrate the trick! Circa 10cm tall by 7.5cm across.
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