Historical Bronze Old Penny sized Medallion commemorating the Gigantic Wheel at Earls Court London in 1897
I have lightened the photos on this dark toned item so you can see the detail. Forerunner of the London Eye. This gigantic wheel was 284 feet in diameter and weighed 900 tons. it had 40 cars each capable of carrying 30 people and one could see Windsor castle from the top. All of this detail is on the reverse. Milled rim. Generally good condition.
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... read more
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 th... read more
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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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WW1 4th Highland Light Infantry ( TF ) unit marked Brass Button Stick - Bodill Parker Birmingham
A scarce unit-marked Brass Button Stick in good condition with maker's details stamped on it Bodill Parker & Co. Limited Birmingham, with various regimental stamps and numbers including 4 HLI and Bute ( a town in Scotland).
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Isle of Man TT Motor Cycle Racing Enamel Lapel Pin Badge
Enamel intact but with minor crazing and some surface scratches from wear. Original pin, fully functional. Maker marked Collins London. Overall in good condition.
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