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.

NSKK CHAINED LEADERS DAGGER BY EICKHORN.

NSKK CHAINED LEADERS DAGGER BY EICKHORN.

Chained NSKK officers daggers have become very difficult to find over the last few years and this is an especially nice example by Eickhorn. The brown wooden grip is in mint condition with inset SA insignia and grey metal eagle which is typical for a war time example. All silver plated hilt fittings are in very nice condition with almost all plating remaining. The blade is in mint condition with almost all crossgrain remaining, the obverse side display the SA motto with factory frosting, the reverse side is maker marked, RZM M7/66 which is the makers code for Eickhorn and it is also dated 1942 which was the last year of dagger production in Germany, after that the factory\'s concentrated on bayonets, fighting knifes and war production. The scabbard retains 98% original black paint and it is fitted with matching silver plated mounts which are also in superb condition, the throat of the top fitting is the slightly thicker type which is normally seen on daggers by Eickhorn. The dagger is complete with a set of NSKK chains with four upper links and fiver lower links which is what is normally seen on these rare daggers, the reverse side of one of the lower link is stamped, MUSTERSCHUTZ NSKK KORPSFUHRUNG, and the opposite link is stamped RZM M5/ this mark has been lightly stamped and so the last number is not visible but this is not unusual and I have seen this a number of times with these chained daggers and also other items. Complete with leather belt loop. An exceptionally nice example, other RZM makers are seen but personally I would only buy an example by Eickhorn. Chained NSKK daggers are much rarer than SS chained daggers and so harder to find. Near mint

WW2 CASED IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS BY ZIMMERMANN.

WW2 CASED IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS BY ZIMMERMANN.

A very nice cross that still retains almost all original black paint with good high swastika and still retains much original finish to silver frame. The reverse side features pin and hook, the hook is maker marked 20 which is the makers code for Zimmermann and it is also market L52 in a box which is Zimmermann\'s LDO code, it is unusual to see both codes on an award. Complete with black leatherette box with the iron cross design to the lid. Exc++

SS DAGGER 1933 MODEL BY PACK COMPLETE WITH VERTICAL HANGER.

SS DAGGER 1933 MODEL BY PACK COMPLETE WITH VERTICAL HANGER.

This is a very nice example that has not been cleaned for a very long time and so has an attractive age patina. All early nickel silver fittings, the lower crossguard is SS Group marked I which is for north Germany. The black wooden grip is in very nice condition and it is complete with silver eagle and SS runes. The blade is in superb condition and retains much original cross grain, the SS motto still retains almost all factory blacking, the reverse side is maker marked, E.P & S Solingen with the trade mark of Siegfried with his hammer, this is a scarce maker for SS daggers. Black anodised scabbard is also in excellent condition with matching uncleaned nickel silver fittings. Complete with black leather vertical frog hanger with early style spring clip. This is a really nice SS dagger. Exc++

BRITISH WW2 FS COMMANDO KNIFE.

BRITISH WW2 FS COMMANDO KNIFE.

A very nice 3rd pattern British commando dagger. The bronze coloured hilt is in excellent condition. Near mint steel blade. Brown leather scabbard which is fitted with a blued metal mount, all four leather scabbard tabs are still in place. The brown leather belt fitting is in excellent condition but the grip retaining strap has been removed. Nice looking example. Exc++

JAPANEASE WW2 ARMY OFFICERS SWORD.

JAPANEASE WW2 ARMY OFFICERS SWORD.

Cloth bound grip complete with three manuka to each side, The decorative brass fittings are in excellent condition and complete with matching suba. The blade has some age spotting and several small nicks to the cutting edge, there is a very impressive hammon line to the blade edge which is still very visible and is often a sign of a quality blade. Black wooden scabbard with desirable brown leather covering. A very nice un-touched officers katana which has never been in a collection. I have not taken the sword apart to see if it is signed and I have no intension of doing so, I will leave that to the next owner. Exc++

GERMAN MANUFACTURED ITALIAN FASCIST YOUTH DAGGER BY HORSTER WITH EXTRA LARGE EAGLES HEAD HILT.

GERMAN MANUFACTURED ITALIAN FASCIST YOUTH DAGGER BY HORSTER WITH EXTRA LARGE EAGLES HEAD HILT.

This is only the 3rd example of the rare German produced Italian Fascist youth dagger that I have owned and they were all produced by the German edged weapon company Horster Solingen and they are considerably larger than the standard Italian produced youth knife and as you would expect better quality. Large gilt eagle head hilt with very large open beak. The black leather grip is in fine condition. Simple gilt brass crossguard. The blade is deeply stamped Horster Solingen and it is longer than the standard Italian produced blade and it is in excellent condition. The black leather scabbard is in fine condition just showing light wear and it is similar in design to the previous examples I have owned. Exc++

BRITISH WW2 NAVAL MIDSHIPMANS DIRK WITH OWNERS INITIALS.

BRITISH WW2 NAVAL MIDSHIPMANS DIRK WITH OWNERS INITIALS.

It is unusual to find a British midshipman\'s dagger from the WW2 period as most date from WW1 or before. Fine detail to the lions head hilt with much gilt remaining, the crossguard features the naval anchor with kings crown. The white fish skin grip is in perfect condition. The double etched blade is by Gieves which was a very high quality maker, the blade is double etched with long foliage panels, featuring crowned anchor and royal coat of arms for King George the 6th (1937 - 1951), the blade is in over all excellent condition. Black leather scabbard with brass fittings, the locking spring is in good working order, the reverse side of the top fitting is engraved with the original owners initials, F.R.L so it should be fairly easy to discover the name of the original owner of this dirk and his naval service. Exc++

PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL BY HUNTSMAN BOSTON.

PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL BY HUNTSMAN BOSTON.

A very attractive antique pocket pistol in good working order. Barrel unscrews and both parts are marked 1 and have proof marks. The frame is engraved Huntsman Boston (Lincolnshire) within decorative engraving. Sliding safety catch. Wooden grip with silver escutcheon. Size approcamatly 5 inches or 12cm. Vey nice quality English percussion pistol dating to about 1840. Size approcamatly 5 inches or 12cm. Exc++

WW1 BRITISH SILVER CIGARETTE CASE BELONGING TO MAJOR  STEWART BRANDER OF THE R.A.M.C.

WW1 BRITISH SILVER CIGARETTE CASE BELONGING TO MAJOR STEWART BRANDER OF THE R.A.M.C.

A superb solid silver cigarette case with an inlaid enamel badge of the RAMC Regiment (Royal Army Medical Corps). The inside of the case is in gilt with a full set of English silver hallmarks for Birmingham 1917 with makers initials, the case still retains the two small cloth straps for holding the cigarette in place. The reverse side of the case is engraved with the officers details, H.STEWART BRANDER MAJOR RAMC. Major Brander was born in Yorkshire in 1880, he attended Aberdeen university and graduated as a medical doctor in 1906. His first posting was to the Asylum at Perth, he then spent many years at the Keighley town Hospital in Yorkshire. During WW1 he served as a Major at a military hospital. He served in a number of medical positions during the 1920\'s and 1930\'s,he died in the winter of 1939. Near Mint.

CASED SS 12 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL.

CASED SS 12 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL.

This is a superb example of the silver SS long service cross which is formed as a swastika and it still retains much original factory silver frosted finish, the SS runes to the medal are very impressive, the medal is fitted with the correct teardrop suspension loop and bevelled ring. Complete with blue ribbon with Silver bullion SS runes. The black leatherette box with silver SS runes to the lid, the interior base of the box is lined in red velvet and it is fitted for the cross and the ribbon. Condition: Near Mint