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These are some of the SOLD items that have been listed on our website

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Royal Navy Ships' Nails with Battle of Trafalgar Association - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Navy Ships' Nails with Battle of Trafalgar Association - On offer are two hand made bronze ships' nails which were recovered by divers from a naval stores vessel which foundered after striking the Runnelstone Reef near Lands End, Cornwall on 7th March, 1806. The nails were a part of the cargo being shipped to Milford Haven in South Wales to assist with the repair of Nelson's Fleet which had been damaged by the French at the Battle of Trafalgar. Both carry the military broad arrow confirming originally the property of His Majesty's Navy. These 19th century nails never made it their intended destination so your chance to grab them while you can! Measures 7.5" (20 cm)
HMS Speedy Trench Art - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Speedy Trench Art - A superb example, made from shell cases in the form of a fireside coal scuttle. The body is made from a 1915 dated shell casing stamped Berndorf, while the base is a smaller casing dated August 1917. An ornate plaque is attached to the top, named to HMS Speedy and dated 1921. Speedy was a 'S' Class Destroyer, 1087 tons, built by Thornycroft in 1918, but was sunk 24.9.1922 following a collision with a tug on the Sea of Marmara. Much larger than normal Trench Art which we see, with the scuttle section measuring 8" x 6.5" (20 cm. x 16 cm.)
Kreigsmarine Cigarette Box from Schnellboot S-151 - Click for the bigger picture SoldKreigsmarine Cigarette Box from Schnellboot S-151 - Features an alloy trade badge for a torpedo mechanic to the lid and made from a polished hardwood with an upward hinging central lid. This box has an intriguing story to tell. On the base is written in faded ink "Torpedo boat 151 Kieler Harven" and below "This cigarette box was obtained from a torpedo mechanic of the German Navy ship Torpedo Boat 151. Place: Kiel Harbour. Time: June 1945, boarding party. Price: 5 cigarettes (5 x more than was asked for)" So often the kit we find has lost its provenance down the years, so this little box makes a very pleasant change! We hope the original Kreigsmarine torpedo mechanic enjoyed his 5 cigarettes 63 years ago! Measures 5.5" x 4" (14.5 cm x 10 cm)
SS Strathnaver Decorative Fouled Anchor - Click for the bigger picture SoldSS Strathnaver Decorative Fouled Anchor - Brass finished with an enamel P&O house flag and the ship's name attached to the shank. Strathnaver was the first of five Straths launched in 1931 at 22, 283 tons, was uniquely finished in all white livery and was very popular with her passengers. In WWII she became a troop ship and assisted with the invasion of Italy. She rejoined P&O in 1948 and was finally broken up in Hong Kong in 1962. The anchor would have been purchased as a souvenir by a passenger as a reminder of a voyage. Mounted on a wooden display shield. Anchor length 3.25" (8 cm)
Kreigsmarine Issue Schwimmveste - Click for the bigger picture SoldKreigsmarine Issue Schwimmveste - These lifejackets were issued to both surface and u-boat crews and photographic evidence exists that they sometimes found their way onto Luftwaffe air sea rescue aircraft. This example is in good issued condition with rubberised canvas finished in beige and fitted with the correct fastening straps. It comes complete with the gas inflation bottle which is stamped 16908, H and dated 6.44 as well as a swastika and M. The jacket itself carries a Waffen Ampt ink stamp and also has manual inflation points. The main inflation tube is in place but the stopper is missing and exhibits signs of perishing. Whilst not mint, this is an excellent display example and is becoming increasingly hard to find in any condition. Not warranted for its original use!
Kreigsmarine Military Stop Watch - Click for the bigger picture SoldKreigsmarine Military Stop Watch - We purchased this fine instrument at auction in South West England and it was described as having been recovered from a U-boat after WWII. The back of the case is nicely marked with Kr, a Waffen Ampt stamp and the letters MA. Identical markings are shown in the excellent Angolia & Schlicht Uniforms and Traditions book volume 3, page 246 with the comment "the meaning of the KR is unknown". Our feeling is this is actually a Kreigsmarine military artillery timer but could well have also been used by the submarine service. The enamel dial has a couple of minor chips but is generally in excellent condition with the main scale recorded 0-10 seconds and the subsidiary dial recording minutes from 0-10. The watch mechanism runs smoothly with both counters operating but it does appear to have a minor fault in that when stopped and zeroed, the main hand returns to the 2 second position as shown in the photograph. If required, the new owner could probably have this sorted and we are therefore offering for sale as a collectable item only. The case carries a double back. No maker's name is shown on the dial. Diameter 2.75" (5.5 cm)
Thomas Walker Ship's Log - Click for the bigger picture SoldThomas Walker Ship's Log - Complete with rotator wheel, cord and fin. Marked on the dial Cherub Walker's Mk III. In the age of satelite navigation, these wonderful instruments are obsolete, but they make very attractive display items and look extremely well mounted on a suitable display board. The fin is stamped with an anchor design T.W. and Cherub. Sold as a display item, although might well work as originally intended but we don't have the facility to test!
Presentation Bowl named to SS Hobson's Bay - Click for the bigger picture SoldPresentation Bowl named to SS Hobson's Bay - A turned hardwood bowl with brass shield to centre engraved "To Mr & Mrs Hollyoak from his shipmates SS Hobson's Bay 24.8.35". Hobson's Bay was launched in 1921 at 13, 840 tons for the Australia and Commonwealth Line and plied the UK-Australia route. In 1928 she was purchased by the White Star Line, while in 1933 was transferred to the Aberdeen and Commonwealth Line. 1936 saw her renamed SS Esperance Bay and in 1939 she was requisitioned by the Admiralty and served as HMS Esperance Bay, an armed merchant cruiser pennant FY67. In 1941 she was converted to a troop ship. Post war she was returned to her owners, renamed Arawa and was scrapped in 1955. We assume the bowl was given to Mr & Mrs Hollyoak by fellow crew members as a gift, perhaps on leaving the ship or possibly a wedding present. Generally good condition. 10" (26 cm) diameter.
S.S. Broomhill Wooden Plaque - Click for the bigger picture SoldS.S. Broomhill Wooden Plaque - We believe this to be a ship's lifeboat name board from the ill fated vessel. It is made from mahogany with the lettering in white paint and varnished over. The reverse has evidence of a paper label but if this contained the provenance of the piece, this has long since gone. What we do know is that the SS Broomhill was a steam collier of 1392 tons, built in 1909. She was captured in Lyme Bay in southern England by the German submarine UC61 on 10.05.17. She was sunk by explosive charges, sadly with the loss of 2 lives, brothers James and Robert Jone who were both firemen. She is lying at 50 metres and is largely intact. We can only assume this plaque was removed from a lifeboat by one of the survivors and kept as a souvenir of that eventful day 91 years ago. Dimensions 17.5" (45 cm)
HMS Courageous Presentation Plaque - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Courageous Presentation Plaque - To mark the award of the Kelvin Hughes Sea Lion Trophy. Courageous was a Royal Navy nuclear powered submarine in service from 1970 and paid off in 1992. The trophy was presented annually by Kelvin Hughes, the marine division of Smiths Industries, for top performance in torpedo marksmanship in the Royal Navy submarine service. Winning crew members received, as well as the trophy, a tie carrying the same motif and a bulkhead plaque was retained on the boat. This award was first introduced in 1975. The award is in the form of a double sea lion motif in relief set on a mahogany base and to the front a brass plaque confirming the award to HMS Courageous. 7" x 5" (18 cm x 12 cm)
United States Seventh Fleet Brass Tray - Click for the bigger picture SoldUnited States Seventh Fleet Brass Tray - A presentation tray with United States Seventh Fleet eagle and anchor motif to the centre and the legend "Ready Power for Peace" below. This item is so far unresearched so we are not sure of the exact age, but it has a good build quality and nice patina, although could be polished to a high shine if desired. 11" (29 cm).
Prisoner of War Carving - Click for the bigger picture SoldPrisoner of War Carving - This plaque originated from Scotland and we are told it was presented by a German POW to a local civilian during WWI. It depicts a German soldier in a period combat helmet carved in relief from hardwood. This is mounted on a quality oak frame which appears to be contemporary. We are sure it must have an interesting story to tell! Frame measurements: 25 cm x 20 cm.
Royal Naval Cap, HMS Suffolk Book & Medal Grouping - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Naval Cap, HMS Suffolk Book & Medal Grouping - This lot came in together and while we have no history on the original owner, we assume he served on HMS Suffolk and continued in the Royal Navy post war. The book has embossed on the cover HMS Suffolk and "Nous Maintiendrons" and covers her third commission on the China station. Lavishly illustrated with original photographs, cartoons and diagrams, it covers the period from 1933 to 1935 and is a great reference as it also lists the entire ship's company by name during that period. The white top visor cap carries a bullion naval badge, surmounted by a Queen's Crown and is stamped inside size 6 7/8, Army & Navy Hat & Cap Company, Ltd. The grouping is completed by a set of miniature medals mounted as worn, made up of the Defence medal, the 1939-45 medal and the Army Emergency Reserve medal. In addition, there is a pin back medal ribbon bar indicating the award of the Naval General Service medal, the 1939-45 Star, the Atlantic Star, the Defence medal and the Naval General Service Award from 1915-62.
Royal Navy Admiralty Pattern Log Clocks - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Navy Admiralty Pattern Log Clocks - Named on the dials Samuel Lee Bapty Ltd. Watford and Admiralty pattern 809. One clock has a conventional dial and hands, while the other has no numerals and a single hand that rotates once every 60 minutes. Both dials have some service wear. They have provision for bulkhead mounting and appear never to have had a bezel or glass fitted. Both have mechanical movements in working order, while the reserve are electrical connections marked 10 mins, 1 min, 2 sec, 0.5 sec and com. There is also an instruction for use with pitometer or chernikeeff log. The latter was invented by Mr. V. Chernikeeff, a Russian national in 1917 and over 3, 000 were subsequently fitted to Royal Navy vessels. Diameter 5" (13 cm). For sale as collector's items and would appeal both to ship's log and marine instrument enthusiasts. Price quoted is for the pair.
Kings Town Trader Minto Life Ring - Click for the bigger picture SoldKings Town Trader Minto Life Ring - An original example finished in red with reflective strips and rope surround. Painted with the ship's name in Gothic lettering. Sadly we have no history of the vessel the ring came from, although we have discovered a Minto in the Scottish borders area and also in Canada. The item has some bumps and bangs, no doubt acquired during its life at sea but would make an ideal wall decoration in a seaside pub, seafood restaurant or in a nautical bathroom. For sale as a collector's item only. 30" (75 cm) diameter.
Ship's Navigation Lamp - Click for the bigger picture SoldShip's Navigation Lamp - A high quality example from the port side in exceptionally good condition. The lamp is complete with the original Sherwood burner, reflector and red filter glass. This lamp is one of the few we have seen which has not been converted to electricity and has not been drilled or bodged. The diopic lens has a couple of small chips, but overall in very good condition. The lamp carries a heavy brass plaque which dates it to 22.05.1969 and while the manufacturer is not mentioned, it looks as if it could be made by Harvie. Height, excluding handle 15" (38 cm).
WWII Ship's Bulkhead Lantern - Click for the bigger picture SoldWWII Ship's Bulkhead Lantern - A fine original example that was fitted to HMS Forth, a submarine supply depot ship which was launched in 1938 and served throughout WWII, finally being broken up in 1985. In service the lamp was painted white, but it has now been stripped back to its original bronze. It is complete with an opaque lamp cover and to the reverse it has 3 mounting points for wall or bulkhead mounting. The lamp holder has been replaced, but would require wiring up by a qualified electrician prior to use. Lamp diameter 8" (20 cm) and depth from the mounting brackets is 5" (13 cm)
Marine Fog Horn - Click for the bigger picture SoldMarine Fog Horn - Made from a genuine animal horn with brass fittings and provision for a hanging rope. We are told this came from a large sailing vessel and was held in the cockpit as an auxiliary fog horn in case the main horn should fail. Good working order and very loud. It could not doubt continue to earn its living at sea or would be hard to ignore in the domestic environment. 14" (36 cm)
Kreigsmarine Spannungsmesser by Hartmann & Braun AG - Click for the bigger picture SoldKreigsmarine Spannungsmesser by Hartmann & Braun AG - Manufactured in 1942, this electrical voltage meter comes complete in its original fitted box which is marked with the H&B logo and S.V.K. 9361. It is in excellent original condition and embossed with the same number, the KM eagle and swastika and the code Zb. While it is being sold as a collector's item, it does appear to be in working order and is complete with the original testing cables. Included is a test certificate issued by the company in Frankfurt/Main and dated 9.3.42.
Kreigsmarine WWII Peildiopter - Click for the bigger picture SoldKreigsmarine WWII Peildiopter - A rare example, complete with the original fitted deck box and sighting rods to lid. These instruments were used for taking bearings on targets in conjunction with a compass. Built to typical high Germanic standards in solid brass with original Kreigsmarine paint, it carries a data plate marked Gerat No. 617-14, Werk No. 1802, Anforderz pv14. It also has a fine Kreigsmarine issue plaque with eagle swastika and number 3604. Complete with prism, mirror and filters. Box measurements 9" x 5.5" x 5.5" (23 cm x 14 cm x 14 cm)
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