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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.
Code: 59463Price: 45.00 GBP
British Army Thunderer Whistle on Khaki Lanyard
In good condition, whistle functional.
Code: 59161Price: 35.00 GBP
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
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.
Code: 59120Price: 45.00 GBP
WW1 Brass Button Stick - Stamped NK 2727 - Norfolk Regiment
In good condition, maker marked Smith & Wright, Birmingham. Stamped NK 2727 which is believed to be the pre war number issued to a soldier serving with the Norfolk Regiment.
Code: 59017Price: 30.00 GBP
Early 8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Blazer Badge
Looking at the age of this I would date this to between the wars. Really nice to get a battalion number. The 8th Territorial Battalion had there HQ in Durham. Some ragging to the edges but a nicely woven white on black backing cloth badge.
Code: 58972Price: 35.00 GBP
WW2 Porcelain Toggle fuse of German Stiel Hand Grenade Stick Bomb
Excavated condition ( label claims from Norway in 1988), inert, intact but a bit grubby/dirty. Circa 2cm across. Unusual.
Code: 58970Price: 3.00 GBP
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