Sold Gallery

These pages display a number of the rare items that I have had the pleasure of selling. To view more details and a larger photograph please click on the thumbnail picture.

A PAIR OF BRITISH VICTORIAN CRIMEA WAR COMEMORATIVE JUGS.

A PAIR OF BRITISH VICTORIAN CRIMEA WAR COMEMORATIVE JUGS.

This pair of very attractive English ceramic jugs date to about 1858 -1860 period and they both display various battles of the Crimea war in very high detail with British troops attacking and defeating the enemy. Manufacturers maker marks to the base of each jug. Height approcamatly 8 inches or 20cm. The price is for the pair. Mint condition.

GERMAN WW2 ARMY ARTILLERY OFFICERS PEAK CAP, VERY HIGH QUALITY EXAMPLE.

GERMAN WW2 ARMY ARTILLERY OFFICERS PEAK CAP, VERY HIGH QUALITY EXAMPLE.

This example has a great shape with a good high front and it is produced in a very high quality material. Field grey top with dark green centre band and red piping for Artillery troops. Complete with metal eagle and cockade and fitted with officers silver cap cords which are held in place by two silver buttons. The interior of the hat features a gold silk lining, the celluloid patch is in perfect condition and it features a large open wing eagle which is marked, EXTRA KLASS. The brown leather sweat band is also in perfect condition. There are a few tiny moth nips to the hat but over all it is exceptionally nice and it is a really fine looking hat. Exc++

THIRD REICH FORESTRY LEADERS DAGGER BY WKC.

THIRD REICH FORESTRY LEADERS DAGGER BY WKC.

All brass hilt fittings retain some original gilt finish, the clamshell is the fluted type. White celluloid grip plates are in perfect condition with no chips or cracks and all grip acorns are complete and also retain much original gilt finish. The blade is by WKC Solingen and features there Third Reich period trade mark, a stamped knight head and letters WKC, the blade is triple etched, the obvers and revers sides features hunting dogs and stags in a highly detailed forest design, the spine is etched with oakleaves, there is some very slight spotting to the tip of the blade but this does not really effect the etched design. Complete with black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts which is in fine condition. The underside of the clamshell and the scabbard throat are both stamped with matching number 44, this is the first time I have seen this on a forestry dagger and it is a nice extra feature to see. Exc++

NAVAL 2ND MODEL E.BOAT BADGE.

NAVAL 2ND MODEL E.BOAT BADGE.

A superb example that retains almost all original gilt and silver finish with excellent detail to the boat. The reverse side features pin and hook and makers initials AS in a triangle. Provenance, from a British guard at the Ipswich POW camp. Near mint or better.

NURNBERG 1929 GAU BADGE.

NURNBERG 1929 GAU BADGE.

This NSDAP Gau badge commemorates the 1929 party rally held at Nurnberg in 1929. It was officially recognised as an award on the 6th of November 1936 in a Fuhrer decree, all NSDAP members who attended the 1929 rally were allowed to wear the award. The badge features Nurnberg castle and also an eagle astride a German helmet with swastika and with award details. The reverse side features pin and hook and it is also maker marked, Hoffstatter Bonn Ges Gesch. A scarce and desirable NSDAP badge to find. Exc++

COLLECTION OF 7 BADGES OF THE AUSTRIAN DEUTSCHER TURNERBUND .

COLLECTION OF 7 BADGES OF THE AUSTRIAN DEUTSCHER TURNERBUND .

The Austrian Turnerbund was a Right wing political sports organisation of the early 1920\'s although its history stretches back into the 19th century. The organisation was Fascist, anti Semitic and sympathetic to the German NSDAP, after the Austrian Anschluss the Turnabund was absorbed into the the NSDAP organizations . All seven badges have a bronze finish and fitted with safety pin fittings to the reverse of each badge and all the badges include the Turnabund swastika in the design. A rare and unusual set of badges and the price is for all seven badges. Near mint

SS 1942 SHOOTING AWARD PLAQUE.

SS 1942 SHOOTING AWARD PLAQUE.

Bronze plaque depicting Nordic warrior draped with oakleaf victors wreath and with large SS runes to his right and left hand sides. Inscription to lower part of the plaque, 1.SIEGER SCHIESEN, SS MANN KELLER, 24.10.1942. A very unusual SS shooting award and being named and dated to the winner it might be possible to research this SS man. Size approcamatly 9cm x 6cm. Near mint.

THIRD REICH NAVAL OFFICERS DAGGER BY EICKHORN COMPLETE WITH STRAPS AND KNOT.

THIRD REICH NAVAL OFFICERS DAGGER BY EICKHORN COMPLETE WITH STRAPS AND KNOT.

This very nice example was purchased privately and it has never been in a collection, it was originally liberated in Norway in 1945 and brought back to England as a war souvenir. The crossguard and pommel still retains almost all original gilt finish with slight age to the reverse side of the eagle. The grip is in mint condition except for one small mark to the left hand side edge of the grip, it is difficult to tell if it is a scratch or a crack but as it does not run to the top of the grip it is probably just a scratch, it is not really noticeable as it is covered by the original knot. The blade is in near mint condition and it is double etched with the anchor and fouled anchor design, the reverse side is stamped with the Eickhorn Solingen 1935 / 41 pattern trade mark. The lightning bolt scabbard is in really nice condition and it still retains 98% gilt finish. Complete with a set of gilt naval straps, the lion head buckles are not 100% matching but this is not really noticeable until pointed out but they are certainly 100% original to this dagger, Complete with original gold knot showing slight wear especially on the reverse side from rubbing on the officers tunic over many years. Nice complete set. Exc++

SS DAGGER 1933 MODEL WITH OWNMERS SS MEMBERSHIP NUMBER.

SS DAGGER 1933 MODEL WITH OWNMERS SS MEMBERSHIP NUMBER.

This is an RZM dagger but of very early production of 1934 and so produced in solid nickel silver just like the early maker marked dagger, all of the fittings have an attractive age patina as it has never been cleaned. The black ebony wooden grip is in fine condition with no chips or cracks, it is complete with eagle and SS runic badge. The nickel silver crossguards are in fine condition, the reverse side of the lower crossguard is not district marked but the underside is stamped with the owners SS membership number which is 271095. The blade features the SS Motto to the obverse side and the reverse side is marked, SS 121/34 RZM, this is the earliest RZM marked SS dagger that you can find as it dates from the initial production period, the edges of the blade have been sharpened in the past but this could removed if required, the very tip of the blade has also been re-pointed in the past but it is almost impossible to see unless pointed out (please see the last photograph to see a size comparison with another blade). Complete with a very nice black anodised scabbard with matching nickel silver mounts which have a matching age patina. Priced low because of the blade issues but if it the blade was in perfect condition this dagger would be valued at 4k so this is a bargain price. Exc+

SHORT MODEL NCO\'S PRIVATE PURCHASE POLICE BAYONET BY ALCOSO, COMPLETE WITH FROG.

SHORT MODEL NCO\'S PRIVATE PURCHASE POLICE BAYONET BY ALCOSO, COMPLETE WITH FROG.

These rare short model police bayonets were private purchase sidearms for senior police NCO\'S and they are considerably smaller than the standard police model bayonet, this example measures only 16 inches long (the standard model measures at least 19 inches long). Superb quality staghorn grip complete with Third Reich police eagle and swastika badge. Excellent detail to the eagles head hilt and crossguard. The blade is by Alcoso Solingen and it features the 1938 /41 pattern trade mark, there is some slight wear to the blade but it is still extremely nice. Black leather scabbard for town police with matching silver fittings. Complete with black leather police frog . The last photograph in the set is for a size comparison with a standard police bayonet, it is not included in the price but it is for sale separately. Condition: Exc++