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Royal Canadian Air Force Double Eggcup A7
Royal Canadian Air Force Double Eggcup A7
Original, quality 1920's / 30's double ended white ceramic eggcup, one standard size to the lower section and the upper, a much larger cup. Transfer printed in blue to the front with a logo / badge of "The Royal Canadian Air Force". Complete and in good order. 4.5" x 2.5" widest. Smaller section 2.25" diam. 
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Price: 45.00


Pair of Leather Flying Helmets A5
Original, quality pair of pre war leather flying helmets complete with ear phones and flexible hoses. The leatherwork is in super condition and in a grey/brown colour. The interior is lined in a chamois leather, and both have embroidered labels to the inside detailing "Sherwin's of racing, flying and motor clothing fame, no connection with any other firm, 27 Carburton St London W. I Tel Museum 4793." One also has a label for the size "7 ¼ ". Each chromed circular earphone is impressed "D.H Type Earphone." DH= De Haviland Aircraft. All is complete and in good order with no tears, holes or missing buckles, etc. The hat block is not included in the price but is available Ref Code: HB1. Tubes and Earphones 26" long. Earphones diam 2.75". Hatblock in picture 11" tall.  
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Price: 300.00


Pair of Leather Flying Helmets A5



ARP Brass Handbell B197
ARP Brass Handbell B197
Original, quality Second World War cast brass handbell with the original turned beech handle and cast iron internal clapper on a chain. The bell is stamped to the outer rim "G and J 1939" and "ARP" for Air Raid Personel. These bells were manufactured during the second world war and used for Air Raid warnings and are good and loud. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 9.5" tall and 5" bell mouth.  
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Price: 95.00


Small Copper Funnel F18
Original, quality small copper funnel, with a vented spout with and a hanging ring to the top. This example is stamped " D and W ", " 43 " for 1943 and with the War Department. broad arrow mark. Issued during the Second World War 1936 to 1945. Not tinned inside, so not used with food stuffs. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 5" tall and 3" top diam. 
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Price: 56.00


Small Copper Funnel F18



Victory Cast Iron Pub Table GB17
Victory Cast Iron Pub Table GB17
Original, quality, circa 1900, circular cast iron pub table base with three legs and an undershelf. Each leg has a central figure of an angel and the three joining plates to the top section are embossed with 'Victory' within a shield form. These tables were manufactured to commemorate the end of the Boer War in 1902. This example is in the old red oxide paintwork awaiting a top and finishing. Complete and in good and working order. 29.5" tall, top diam 22" and 24" spread of feet. 
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Price: 400.00


Victory Cast Iron Pub Table GB16
Original, quality, circa 1900, circular cast iron pub table base with three legs and an undershelf. Each leg has a central figure of an angel and the three joining plates to the top section are embossed with 'Victory' within a shield form. These tables were manufactured to commemorate the end of the Boer War in 1902. This example is in old black paint awaiting a top to finish. Complete and in good and working order. 29.5" tall, top diam 22" and 24" spread of feet. 
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Price: 400.00


Victory Cast Iron Pub Table GB16



Military Hat Tin  HT20
Military Hat Tin HT20
Original, quality, late 19th century, circular shaped military hat tin in the original bronzed and patterned paintwork andwith a wire carry handle to the hinged lid. The interior has most of its original bronzed finish. The front of the tin has a hasp fitting to take a padlock and the lid has a shield shaped brass nameplate for the supplier "Hawkes and Co Ltd 1 Savile Row London W". The lid has an owner's detail painted in white letters detailing "L.F Close K.S.L.I". Generally complete and in good shape, but with a few dents and rubbing to the paintwork. 11.75" diameter x 7" tall. 
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Price: 75.00


Brass Trench Art Jug J123
Original, quality 1920's brass water jug of a super shape and fashioned using a First World War brass shell case base for the base of the jug. I am not sure that the rest of the jug is 'trench art' but who knows,? All is complete and in good and working order with a hinged cover, a handle to the rear and a good pouring lip. The shell case underside is impressed 1918 June; and other numbers. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 8" tall, 5.5" diam and widest including spout and handle 7.5". 
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Price: 115.00


Brass Trench Art Jug J123



Earl Kitchener Jug   J92
Earl Kitchener Jug J92
Original, quality 1920's, white ceramic pint sized jug, with an embossed pattern and transfer printed in colour to the front with the bust of "Field Marshall Earl Kitchener CCB, GCMG, OM" detailed as such and showing all his medals to date. One tiny knock to the rim at the back, otherwise complete and in good order. Not great quality, but the first we have seen. 6.5" tall, 3.75" base diameter and 5.25" wide at top including pouring lip and handle.  
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Price: 85.00


Royal Air Force Door Key K109
Original, quality 1930's / 40's steel door key with a solid end to the grip with a hole for a ring, stamped 'R.A.F' for the Royal Air Force and with the war dept. Arrow Mark. The reverse is stamped '2'. Most unusual, cleaned and waxed and complete and in good order. 4" x 1". 
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Price: 45.00


Royal Air Force Door Key K109



Baden Powell Copper Kettle K122
Baden Powell Copper Kettle K122
Original, quality superb copper kettle, with lid, circa 1900 / 1920. The underside is impressed with the logo for the manufacturer W. Souter and Sons of Birmingham and all is in super condition. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. But most of all look at the engraving to the shoulders and the finial to the lid, one side has two union flags, "October 17 1899" and "May 18 1900" and "B.P" for General Baden Powell. The other side is engraved "Mafeking". Baden Powell was successful in relieving the troops held down in "Mafeking", during the campaign wars in South Africa. Baden Powell was later renowned for setting up the Boy Scout Movement. This kettle is the first we have seen and initially I was not sure if the finial to the lid was a later addition but I believe it now to be original. 12" tall x 8" wide and 11.5" front to back including spout.  
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Price: 650.00


Manchester Regiment Swagger Stick M100
Original, quality 1920's officers swagger stick in a very fine malacca cane with a nickel plated top mount detailing the badge of "The Manchester Regiment". Some minor dents but otherwise in super condition and complete. 27.5" x 5/8"widest. 
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Price: 95.00


Manchester Regiment Swagger Stick M100



Motor Vehicle Blackout Cover M99
Motor Vehicle Blackout Cover M99
Original, quality First or Second World War headlight blackout cover used on motor vehicles to prevent bright lights on the road being followed by enemy aircraft on bombing missions. Without these in use vehicles on the road would be a giveaway to Towns and Cities. This example is complete and in good order with an old coat of black paint. Backplate 8.75" diam and 5" front to back. 
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Price: 65.00


South Devonshire Regiment Tankard M96
Original, quality late 19th century nickel tankard with a side handle and a clear glass bottom. The front is engraved with the crest of the "46 South Devonshire" Regiment over a monogram and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Some minor dents to the handle, otherwise complete and in good order. 4" tall, base 3.25" diam and 4" wide including handle. 
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Price: 56.00


South Devonshire Regiment Tankard M96



Royal Medical Corps Swagger Stick M95
Royal Medical Corps Swagger Stick M95
Original, quality 1920's officer's swagger stick in Malacca cane with a plated on brass, ferrule and a nickel plated top mount detailed for "The Royal Medical Corp". Some minor dents otherwise complete and in good order. 26.5" x 1.25" widest. 
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Price: 68.00


Bomber Squadron RAF Plaque M94
Original, quality post war carved teak insignia mounted on a shield shaped backplate in honey coloured oak. The carved insignia details a circular central plaque "Bomber Squadron " and "Royal Air Force", has a pegasus, flying horse with a rope twist surround and a carved Queen's Crown above. A very clear example, complete and in good order. 12" x 9" x 1.5" front to back. 
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Price: 85.00


Bomber Squadron RAF Plaque M94



Home Office Gas Detector M93
Home Office Gas Detector M93
Original, quality Second World War, Home Office gas detector with four glass phials sealed within a perspex glazed white bakelite case. The front is labelled "Mustard Gas", "B.B.C", "Lewisite" "DM" and "property of the Home Office". The reverse is detailed "A.R.P Dept". In good order. 4" x 3.5" x 0.75".  
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Price: 115.00


First World War Presentation Cup M92
Original, quality nickel plated trophy cup with embossed decoration, side handles and mounted on an ebonised turned wooden plinth. But most of all engraved to the front "Presented to Pte A Metcalfe K.O.R.N.L on his return from active service in the war of 1914 - 18, from the people of Mallerstang". Complete and in good order. 7" tall x 6.25" widest, front to back 3.5" and base 4" diam. 
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Price: 135.00


First World War Presentation Cup M92



NAAFI Vase M89
NAAFI Vase M89
Original, quality 1920's / 30's brown glazed and waisted stoneware flower vase with an applied decoration to the front detailed in embossed "The NAAFI badge" (Navy, Army and Air Force Institution). The underside is printed for the manufacturer "Lovatt's Langley Ware England". Complete and in good order. 7.5" tall, 4" base diam and 2.75" top diam.  
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Price: 65.00


Brass Button Polishing Guard M83
Original, quality sheet brass button stick, used when polishing brass buttons still affixed to the uniform, this prevents staining the cloth. This example is stamped to the front with the patent number of the year 1917, so this was issued during the first world war 1914 to 1918 and to the reverse, with the serviceman's number " 9337 12 ". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. 6.75" x 2". 
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Price: 38.00


Brass Button Polishing Guard M83



1st World War Death Plaque in Frame M77
1st World War Death Plaque in Frame M77
Original, quality, bronze medallion as issued to the next of kin of all members of the British Troops killed in action during the 1st World War 1914 to 1918, often referred to as a 'Death Penny'. This example was awarded posthumously to Christopher Rowland and is embossed around the outer edges "He died for freedom and honour" and is mounted in a bronze finished frame in the shape of the Maltese Cross which has an embossed laurel wreath with a ribbon depicting the years of the war. The reverse is detailed for the maker of the frame "Wright and Son, Edgware, Middx England" and with the registration number for the year 1921. The original document issued with the plaque for Private Christopher Rowland, Northumberland, Fusiliers is included as is the document tube. All is complete and in good order. Frame 8" x 8", postage tube 8" x 12".  
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Price: 420.00


Brass Button Cleaning Guard M73
Original, quality, pressed brass equipment protector for use when polishing / cleaning brass buttons and badges etc still fixed to the uniform. This example, the first we have seen of this model, is detailed with cut outs to cover most if not all the requirements and is embossed "The New Pioneer Equipment Protector F.Malborough Birmingham" and has the patent number and a registration number for the year 1921. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. complete and in good and working order. 5.5" x 3". 
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Price: 65.00


Brass Button Cleaning Guard M73



WW1 Death Plate M50
WW1 Death Plate M50
Original, quality black transfer on coffee brown ceramic plate, manufactured during and after the 1st World War (1914 to 1918) for relatives to purchase and fix a photograph of their loved ones lost in the war. Good detail to the front with 'England Expects That Every Man Will Do His Duty And ____ Did His', and to the reverse 'England' and impressed '9' over '16'. Complete and in good order. 10" x 1.25". 
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Price: 156.00


Civil Defence Corps Armband, several available M46
Original, quality unused, yellow cloth armband embroidered with 'Civil Defence Corps' beneath a crown and stamped to the reverse with the war department arrow mark and 'Lewis Falk Ltd 1954' for the manufacturer. In super condition, complete and in good order. 18" x 3.5". Price is for each.  
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Price: 20.00


Civil Defence Corps Armband, several available M46



Civil Defence Armband - Ambulance, several available M45
Civil Defence Armband - Ambulance, several available M45
Original, quality unused, yellow cloth armband embroidered with 'Civil Defence Corps Ambulance' beneath a crown and stamped to the reverse with the war department arrow mark and 'Lewis Falk Ltd 1954' for the manufacturer. In super condition, complete and in good order. 18" x 3.5". Price is for each.  
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Price: 20.00


Civil Defence Armband - Welfare, several available M44
Original, quality unused, yellow cloth armband embroidered with 'Civil Defence Corps Welfare' beneath a crown and stamped to the reverse with the war department arrow mark and 'Lewis Falk Ltd 1954' for the manufacturer. In super condition, complete and in good order. 18" x 3.5". Price is for each.  
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Price: 20.00


Civil Defence Armband - Welfare, several available M44



Civil Defence Armband - Warden, several availble M43
Civil Defence Armband - Warden, several availble M43
Original, quality unused, yellow cloth armband embroidered with 'Civil Defence Corps Warden' beneath a crown and stamped to the reverse with the war department arrow mark and 'Lewis Falk Ltd 1954' for the manufacturer. In super condition, complete and in good order. 18" x 3.5". Price is for each.  
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Price: 20.00


1914 Princess Mary Brass Box, 3 available M37
Original, quality pressed brass tin with embossed hinged lid bearing a cameo of Princess Mary, two 'M' monograms and panels around it with the names of countries allied to Great Britain in the 1st World War; Belgium, Japan, Russia, Monte Negro, Sierra and France. Complete and in good order. These brass tins, containing a variety of items dependant on the recipient, were given to all British troops serving overseas for Christmas 1914. The funds for these were raised by Princess Mary, daughter of King George V. Most but not all of the tins were issued with a pack of cigarettes, a pack of tobacco, a Christmas card in an envelope, a printed photo. of Princess Mary and a silver tipped brass shell case with a pencil inside. All items were marked with the monogram 'M' with a crown over. Polished and lacquered. This tin is without contents. 3.25" x 5" x 1.25". Price is for each.  
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Price: 75.00


1914 Princess Mary Brass Box, 3 available M37



WD 1955 2 Gallon Petrol Can PC9
WD 1955 2 Gallon Petrol Can PC9
Original, quality two gallon steel petrol can with a carry handle to the top and a cast brass screw-on filler cap. This example is embossed to the top "Petroleum Spirit Highly Inflammable" and "WD 1955" with the arrow mark. "WD" = War Department. Has been cleaned and repainted green and is complete and in good and working order. Body 11" x 9.5" x 6" and total height including cap + grip 12.5". 
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Price: 65.00


Hiatt Rosewood Police Truncheon PT164
Original, quality 1920's standard Issue Police truncheon turned in rosewood. This example is faintly stamped "M.P." with a crown over for "Military Police" and embossed for the maker "Hiatt Birmingham" to the end of the grip. A very clean example. Complete and in good order. 15" x 1.25". 
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Price: 95.00


Hiatt Rosewood Police Truncheon PT164



Special Constable Duty Armband PT114
Special Constable Duty Armband PT114
Original, quality 1st World War duty armband for a Special Constable. The curved cast aluminium badge is embossed "113 Special Constable" and is looped through with the horizontal blue striped on white canvas armband. This was worn on the lower sleeve when on war duty. Some minor moth damage to the band and most of the original black paint missing from the badge. Otherwise, all is complete and in good order. Badge 3.5" x 2.75", band including buckle 18" x 1.75". 
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Price: 95.00


Pair of Large Brass Trench Art Decorated Shell Cases SC244
Original, quality pair of matching First World War tall brass shell cases, trench art decorated with design of shields and fleur de lis around to the upper half and the lower half has vertical waisted ribbing. The undersides are stamped with the date "1918" and other letters and numbers. These examples have a good unpolished colour but can be polished to a bright brass on request for no extra cost. A most unusual pair. Complete and in good order. 19.25" tall, 5.25" top diam and 5" base. 
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Price: 565.00


Pair of Large Brass Trench Art Decorated Shell Cases SC244



Pair of Large Trench Art Decorated Brass Shell Cases SC243
Pair of Large Trench Art Decorated Brass Shell Cases SC243
Original, quality pair of tall 'Trench Art' punch decorated brass shell cases. This superb pair are deeply embossed overall with a hunting scene in the forest with birds in the trees, a large stag, a dog at its heels and a hunter aiming his gun at the stag. Full of detail with a band of acorns and oak leaves above and beneath. The undersides are stamped "Patronn Fabrik" and one has "1917" and the other "1918". Complete and in good order. 21" tall, base 4.5" diam and top 4" diam. 
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Price: 400.00


Pair of Trench Art Decorated Brass Shell Cases SC242
Original, quality pair of First World War 'Trench Art' punch decorated brass shell cases. This super pair have flared out points to the top, side handles fashioned with brass bullets and are engraved to the front "Souvenir De Chauny" and "1917" with branches with leaves around. The undersides are stamped with many numbers. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. Great lookers and of an unusual form. 11.5" tall and 9" wide including handles. Diam of base 3.5" and 4.25" front to back. 
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Price: 250.00


Pair of Trench Art Decorated Brass Shell Cases SC242



Pair of Trench Art Decorated Brass Shell Cases SC241
Pair of Trench Art Decorated Brass Shell Cases SC241
Pair of original, quality brass shell cases 'Trench Art' punch engraved completely from top to bottomeach with a background detail and an urn filled with Hibiscus and other flower designs, very finely detailed. The undersides are stamped "47.T.R", "1904", "RL25L" and others. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good order. 14.75" tall x base diam 2.5" and top diam 1.75".  
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Price: 195.00


Large Brass Shell Case / Umbrella Stand SC240
Original, quality large brass shell case with a turned out top rim converting it to a very useful umbrella or stick stand. The underside is stamped "4.5 in marks". "3.5 guns", "Lot 104", No 5 RLB" and "1974" for the date a late but very good looking shell case. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good and working order. 19.5" tall, top exterior 6.5" diam. Base 6.5" diam. 
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Price: 230.00


Large Brass Shell Case / Umbrella Stand SC240



Trench Art Decorated Brass Shell Case SC239
Trench Art Decorated Brass Shell Case SC239
Original, quality First World War "Trench Art" decorated brass shell case with fine 'punch' engraved detail of Roses and Cornflowers with "Camiers" to the top. The underside is stamped "V.S.M.", "EWB.Co", "1916" and others. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is in good order. 12.25" tall, 3.5" base diam and 3" top. 
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Price: 78.00


Pair of Brass Shell Cases SC238
Original, quality pair of plain brass shell cases with details to the underside of each, one for "April 1907 Magdeburg" and the other "April 1915 Dusseldorf". Good clean examples, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed with no extra cost and in good order. 9" tall + 3" top diam and base 3.5" diam. 
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Price: 75.00


Pair of Brass Shell Cases SC238



Pair of Trench Art Brass Shell Cases SC237
Pair of Trench Art Brass Shell Cases SC237
Original, quality pair of probably Second World War trench art decorated brass shell cases. The bodies are fluted and waisted and the tops shaped and trimmed with "Gothic" castellations and the undersides are stamped "75 Dec", "Mai 342" and "17 S.D". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good order. 13.5" tall and 3.5" base diam. 
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Price: 230.00


Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases SC233
Original, quality pair of First World War brass shell cases, trench art decorated with embossed details of poppies with stem and leaves and a punch engraved textured background. The undersides are stamped to one "Juli 1915 Polte Magdeburg" and the other "Marz 1917 HL41". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good order. 9" tall and 3.5" base diam. 
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases SC233



Trench Art Brass Shell Case SC231
Trench Art Brass Shell Case SC231
Original, quality probably Second World War brass shell case trench art decorated with embossed detail of a flower stem with flower and leaves and cut and turned out top rim. The underside is stamped "75 Dec C" and "H256L . 18 H". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in good order. 13.5" tall x 3 3/8" base diam. 
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Price: 115.00


Pair of 3.75" Brass Trench Art Shell Cases SC230
Original, quality pair of First World War small brass trench art decorated shell cases with acanthus leaf shape cut outs to the top and punch engraved main bodies. The undersides are stamped '2.16' for the year, "37-85 and PDPS 178". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are in good order. 3.75" tall and 1.75" base diam. Price is for the pair. 
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Price: 85.00


Pair of 3.75



Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases SC229
Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases SC229
Original, quality pair of First World War trench art decorated brass shell cases. These large examples have twisted ribbed and waisted lower halves, turned over wavy top rims and punch engraved details to the upper halves "Souvenir Montigny 1914 - 1918". The undersides are stamped "1913" 'ARSL 105, and others. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and in super condition. 14.75" tall and 4.75" base diam. Price is for the pair. 
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Price: 300.00


3.5" Trench Art Shell Case SC227
Original, quality First World War 'trench art' punch engraved brass shell case with a petal cut turned out top rim and a very detailed engraved picture of a minaret in a crescent moon and "Orient 1918". The base is stamped "37-85", "Paps 35" and '2.16'. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 3.5" tall and base 1.75" diam. 
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Price: 75.00


3.5



Trench Art Coal Scoop SC224
Trench Art Coal Scoop SC224
Original, quality First World War brass shell case 'Trench Art' decorated and worked to form a miniature coal helmet with a strap handle over and bullet tip legs. The end plate is detailed "Magdeburg Oct 1918" and 'Polte'. Polished and lacquered and in good order. 5" tall with handle up, 6.5" long and 3.5" wide base of shell case. 
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Price: 65.00


Pair of Small Trench Art Shell Cases SC223
Original, quality pair of small brass shell cases trench art decorated with the wavy and out turned top rim. The undersides are stamped "Lot 13" and "P94" and "Lot 16" and "P92". Probably Second World War? Polished and lacquered and in good order. 2.5" tall and 1.75" base diam. 
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Price: 45.00


Pair of Small Trench Art Shell Cases SC223



First World War Brass Shell Case SC222
First World War Brass Shell Case SC222
Original, quality lower section of a large First World War brass shell case, punch engraved decorated to the front only and stamped to the underside "Jan 1916" and "Polte 39, Magdaburg". In super condition polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Ideal as a jardiniere or just for decoration. 9" tall, 9.25" base diam and 8.5" top diam.  
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Price: 156.00


Pair of 1st World War Trench Art Brass Shellcases SC219
Pair of original, quality 1st World War trench art decorated brass shellcases. The front of these example have a punch decorated horseshoe design and the undersides are stamped '1918', 'Juni and Juli', 'St' and "114" or "113". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 9" tall and base 3.5" widest. 
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Price: 85.00


Pair of 1st World War Trench Art Brass Shellcases SC219



Pair of 12
Pair of 12" Brass Shellcases SC218
Original, quality pair of 2nd World War brass shellcases with part of the original steel projectiles. The steel parts are stamped '40mm' and the brass end plates have the war dept broad arrow mark and various other numbers and letters one with '1943' and the other '1944'. All has been polished and lacquered, obviously not complete but what there is, is in good order. 15.5" tall, base 2.5" diam and top 1.25" diam.  
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Price: 125.00


40mm Inspection Shell SC215
Original, quality 40mm steel inspection shell, impressed to the end plate "40mm N.I Inspecton RWB 1953". This example has a milled outer rim to the end plate and a tapered body with a nose to the top. Some minor surface damage to one side otherwise complete and in good order. 17.75" tall and 2.5" widest. 
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Price: 85.00


40mm Inspection Shell SC215



Pair of 1st World War Brass Trench Art Shell Cases SC213
Pair of 1st World War Brass Trench Art Shell Cases SC213
Pair of quality 13.75" tall brass shell cases 'trench art' punch decorated with two different scenes, one of a female playing a lyre and detailed "Asiaco" and the other with a female holding flowers. Although the pattern differs in detail these were worked by the same person. The undersides are stamped "75 DE.C MG M 6, L17 USA & H 670 L. 17 H". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and both are in good order. 13.75" tall x 3.25" base diam and 3" top diam.  
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Price: 165.00


Pair of 1st World War Brass Trench Art Shell Cases SC205
Pair of original, quality 23" tall brass shell cases, ' Trench Art ' punch decorated with a flower stem, a flower, a bud and leaves, deeply embossed on a finely punched background detail. The undersides are both stamped ' 1918 ' and with other numbers. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are in good order. 23" tall and 4" base diam.  
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Price: 485.00


Pair of 1st World War Brass Trench Art Shell Cases SC205



Trench Art Brass Shell Case SC202
Trench Art Brass Shell Case SC202
Original, quality shallow end of a brass shell case, trench art decorated with a building or temple? detailed beneath "Fall of Baghdad 1917". The underside is stamped "Patron FN Fabrik, Karlsruhe 1915", a good clean example. In good order, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 4" tall, base diam 6.75" and top diam 6.25".  
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Brass Shell Cases SC200
Original, quality pair of post war brass shell cases of the tapered form stamped to the underside. " 40 mm 4 ", " ECC ", " 1951 " and with the war dept broad arrow. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed with no extra cost and in good order. 12" tall, 2.5"base diam and 1.5" top diam.  
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Price: 75.00


Pair of Brass Shell Cases SC200



Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases SC199
Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases SC199
Original, quality pair of Second World War brass shell cases, trench art, punch decorated with poppy flowers, stems and leaves to the front. The undersides are stamped "C47 ", "L0T7" and "1939". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed with no extra cost and are in good order. 11" tall. 2.5" base diam. 1.75" top diam.  
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases SC174
Pair of original, quality, trench art decorated brass shell cases, probably from the 2nd World War. These examples are each mounted on three steel ball feet and have flared out and crimped top rims. The underside are stamped "ATE98", "75De.C" and "18C" and others. In good order. 9.5" tall, 3.25" base diameter and top 3.75" diameter.  
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Price: 125.00


Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases SC174



Pair of Trench Art Brass Shell Cases SC169
Pair of Trench Art Brass Shell Cases SC169
Pair of original, quality, 1st World War, polished brass shell cases, punch engraved "Souvenir de Brevil 1919" to the front surrounded by a garland of ribbons and roses. Both the undersides have the same details "18pr", "VSM" and "1918", a war department broad arrow mark and others. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Base 4" diameter x 11.5" tall and 3.5" top diameter.  
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Price: 145.00


Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases SC164
Pair of original, quality, 1st World War, brass shell cases with hand beaten and punch decorated trench art designs in deep relief. The undersides are stamped for the year 1917 "18pr" and others and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 6.5" tall, base 4" diameter and 4.25" top diameter.  
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases SC164



Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases SC149
Pair of Trench Art Shell Cases SC149
Pair of original, quality, smaller than usual 'trench art' decorated brass shell cases. These examples have ribbed and waisted lower halves and are punch engraved to the upper section with an urn detailed "1946 Greece" with leaves and fruit bursting out. The top rims are wavy and the undersides are stamped "37mm - M16" to both and "1942" to one and "1943" to the other. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 6" tall, base 2.25" diameter.  
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Price: 125.00


Pair of Trench Art Brass Jugs SC142
Pair of original, quality, trench art jugs fashioned from a pair of 1st World War brass shell cases. Both the undersides are stamped for 1917 and with other letters and numbers. The sides of the bodies are punch engraved with matching detail, both with a shield shaped inner border and "Peronne 1919", "Souvenir from France" in a ribbon sway and with similar floral detail. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. Bases 3.5" diameter, 6.25" total height and 4" widest.  
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Price: 185.00


Pair of Trench Art Brass Jugs SC142



Pair of 1918 Decorated Brass Shell Cases SC57
Pair of 1918 Decorated Brass Shell Cases SC57
Pair of original quality brass shell cases, each with applied cast brass Art Nouveau decoration to the front and a pair of side handles. Several stamps are apparent to the underside including '1918' '13 pr' and 'Lot 71 & 72'. The central firing cap sections have both been replaced. All has been polished and lacquered and are in good order. 12.25" tall, 3.5" base diameter and 7.5" wide.  
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Price: 156.00


Cranked Gouge Chisel T91
Original, quality, 1/4" gouge chisel with cranked steel tool, the original turned ash handle and a brass ferrule. The steel is stamped "Stoumont" for the maker and "1943", with the war department broad arrow stamp. Appears unused and is complete and in good and working order. 15.5" x 7/8" diameter handle. Another matching gouge may well be available, reference code: T90. 
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Price: 45.00


Cranked Gouge Chisel T91



Cranked Gouge Chisel T90
Cranked Gouge Chisel T90
Original, quality, 1/2" gouge chisel with cranked steel tool, the original turned ash handle and a brass ferrule. The steel is stamped "Stoumont" for the maker and "1943", with the war department broad arrow stamp. Appears unused and is complete and in good and working order. 16.25" x 1" diameter handle. Another matching gouge may well be available, reference code: T91. 
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Price: 45.00


Frys South Africa 1900 Tin T62
Original, quality embossed and transfer printed tin with a hinged lid decorated to the top on a red background with an embossed cameo of Queen Victoria 'VR' beneath a crown, "South Africa 1900" and in script "I wish you a happy New Year Victoria". This tin originally contained a bar of Fry's chocolate and was issued to all British Troops serving in the Boer War as a New Year gift rom Queen Victoria. The three major British chocolate manufacturers, Fry, Cadbury and Rowntree, all Quaker owned companies, produced the chocolate tins. Initially they were reluctant to support the war effort because of the Quaker pacifist ethic, but were persuaded to change their minds. 6" x 3.5" x 0.75". 
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Price: 85.00


Frys South Africa 1900 Tin T62



Trench Art RAF Brass Ashtray TA1
Trench Art RAF Brass Ashtray TA1
Original, quality 1930's, brass ashtray with a matchbox holder to the centre, all trench art worked from brass with punch engraved decoration to the base and 'RAF' and 'ADEN' to the sides of the match holder. Polished, lacquered and complete and in good order. 4.5" x 3" high. 
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Price: 56.00


1943 Brown Glazed GR VI Teapot TP21
Original, quality Second World War heavy brown glazed ceramic teapot of a squat design with a handle to the front as well as to the rear. This unusual example is detailed to the underside "G VI R" for the reign of King George VI "Bourne & Son Ltd" for the manufacturer and "1943". This would have been issued for use in government offices and the like and perhaps staff quarters in the Royal Households. Complete and in good and working order. 5" tall x 8" wide and 11.5" wide including spout and handle. 
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Price: 65.00


1943 Brown Glazed GR VI Teapot TP21



CNAA Military Whistle W64
CNAA Military Whistle W64
Original, quality military whistle of the police type in the original unused bronzed finish. This example is stamped "J Hudson & Son Birmingham" for the makers', "CNAA 1985", the War Dept broad arrow mark and "1954". Complete and in good and working order. 3 1/8" x 5/8". 
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Price: 56.00


WD. Whistle with Leather W58
Original, quality 1940's nickel plated police type whistle with the original short leather strap with a buttonhole. This example is detailed "J. Hudson & Co Birmingham" for the manufacturer and "973-7001" with The War Dept Broad Arrow. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Whistle 3" and strap 7". 
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Price: 75.00


WD. Whistle with Leather W58



ARP Whistle W55
ARP Whistle W55
Original, quality Second World War nickel plated police type whistle with the plating worn in places detailed 'ARP.' ( An Raid Personnel ) and for the manufacturer "J. Hudson & Co Barr St Hockley Birmingham". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 3.25" x 5/8".

 
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Price: 65.00


US Army 1943 Whistle W50
Original, quality green bakelite whistle of the "referee" shape with a brass rivet in the hanging eye at the rear and embossed "US Army 1943" and 'E' within a diamond logo. Very loud and complete and in good and working order. 2.25" x 1" x 1".  
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Price: 85.00


US Army 1943 Whistle W50

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