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

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Ship's Copper & Brass Drip Tray - Click for the bigger picture SoldShip's Copper & Brass Drip Tray - These are often mis-identified but were designed to hang below a ship's skuttle (porthole) to catch water that has condensed on the inside of the glass. We have seen them described as spill holders or holy water receptacles but now you know better! It has clearly seen some use but still in good issued condition with brass hanging clips intact. Measures 8" (19 cm)
Wills' Ships' Crest Cigarette Cards - Click for the bigger picture SoldWills' Ships' Crest Cigarette Cards - Here we have a full set made up of 50 original cigarette cards issued by W. D. & H. O. Wills of Bristol and London in 1925. The set, which would have been collected individually from 50 packets of cigarettes, are all different with the crest printed in full colour and the motto detailed below. On the reverse of the cards is some background information on the individual ship including name, class, tonnage, armour and date of launch. Many famouse vessels of the Royal Navy are detailed including HMS Hood, Argus, Vindictive and Repulse. The set comes in a display folder but would benefit from being framed and glazed.
HMS Ajax Royal Navy Life Ring - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Ajax Royal Navy Life Ring - An original example from the Leander class light cruiser launched in 1934 and was famously involved in the Battle of the River Plate where she was badly damaged by the Graf Spee. Her Battle Honours also include the Mediterranean, Patapan, Greece, Crete, Malta convoys, Agean, the D Day Landings and South France. Ajax was finally broken up in 1949 at which time this ring was recovered and previously formed part of the Ferrers Walker Collection. Measures 31" (79 cm)
1930's Yacht Rudder and Tiller - Click for the bigger picture Sold1930's Yacht Rudder and Tiller - This large example is finished in waxed and polished hardwood with iron fitting and is complete with an oak tiller. It was originally fitted to a clinker built Bermudan rigged sailing yacht dating for the 1920's or 30's. Sadly while on her moorings the lines parted in a storm of the south coast of England the the vessel fetched up on a reef and was wrecked becoming a total loss. The rudder and tiller was the only item the owner was able to recover. Its sailing days are now over but it would make a fine display item in a seaside pub, seafood restaurant or even in a nautically themed room. The rudder measures 78" x 26" (198 cm x 66 cm) and in view of its size we are restricting this sale to UK based customers.
Ship's Ventimeter - Click for the bigger picture SoldShip's Ventimeter - In original cardboard case in excellent condition with full instructions for use as well as how to interpret the wind strength measured. Designed for marine and meteorological use to measure wind speeds from o to 82 mph or force 0 (calm) to Hurricane Force 12! Whilst for sale as a collector's item, it appears to function correctly but cannot guarantee its accuracy, although the last one of these we sold went back to sea and we were told subsequently its readings aligned accurately with today's high tec equipment! Described on the packaging "durable, rust proof and buoyant"! We would estimate it dates from the mid 20th century. 7.5" (20 cm)
HMS Tally-Ho Presentation Plaque - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Tally-Ho Presentation Plaque - With engraved plate "To HMS Tally-Ho from the submarine force US Atlantic Fleet 21st October, 1949. HMS Tally-Ho was a T class submarine no. P317 and launched in December, 1942. She is the only ship in the Royal Navy to carry this name. She had an illustrious career sinking the Japanese cruiser Koma and the German U-boat UIT-23, both in 1944. She was nearly lost in a collision with a Japanese torpedo boat but made it back to port where parts of the attacker's phosphor bronze propeller were discovered in her ballast tanks! She survived the war and was finally broken up in 1967. The plaque measures 10.5" (26 cm) and appears to have been mounted somewhere within the submarine, possibly the wardroom.
Boat Badge from HMS Cleopatra - Click for the bigger picture SoldBoat Badge from HMS Cleopatra - Seven ships of the Royal Navy have carried the name Cleopatra which this badge almost certainly came from the D class cruiser of 5, 450 tons which was launched in 1940 and finally went to the breakers in 1958. The badge is made from alloy (common during WWII) and the relief is picked out in the original paint. Since being removed from one of the ship's boats, it has been nicely mounted on a mahogany display shield. Cleopatra was adopted by the town of Harrogate and she served with distinction throughout WWII and won battle honours on Malta convoys and for Sirte (1942) and for Sicily in 1943. Badge measures 5.5" (14 cm)
C.E. Heinke 3 bolt 4 light Lightweight Harbour Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldC.E. Heinke 3 bolt 4 light Lightweight Harbour Helmet - This scarce Heinke is a real 'sleeper' having been with the previous owner since he acquired it while living in Bahrain in the 1960's. It served with a Diving Services company in the island who were laying cables at the time. The brass makers plaque to the corselet reads C.E.Heinke Established 1820, 87, Grange Rd, London S.E.1. The plaque, despite somewhat over zealous polishing of the helmet, still exhibits some of its original blue paint. The faceplate is hinged and the spitcock is located on the left side of the hat to allow operation by the divers right hand. The helmet has access points for two coms connectors although it is lacking the the communication system. It has one exhaust valve fitted to the rear. The inside shows exactly the patina and age wear you would expect of the real deal and we are happy to issue a 100% guarantee on the originality of this item and it is definitely not one of the convincing replicas currently being surfacing on the market. Grab yourself a piece of diving history while you can;this one won't be with us long!
HMS Leopard Pewter Bowl - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Leopard Pewter Bowl - This item is similar in style and design to the Medusa bowl we have just listed. Named to the ship and broad arrow marked, this is again not dated so we can not identify which vessel this served on but could possibly be from the destroyer of 1897 which was sold out of service in 1919. Diameter 5.5" (13.5 cm)
HMS Ark Royal Brass Plaque - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Ark Royal Brass Plaque - We believe this item to be from the Ark launched in 1950 and withdrawn from service and broken up in 1980. The plate is nicely engraved with the ship's name and was removed from the foreway electrical link box and marked no. 53131, 220 volts and features a wiring diagram listing millivolt drop values. The detail is engraved into the brass which is of a very solid built quality. Any item which served on the Ark is hugely desirable to collectors and moreso seeing our government has chosen to scrap the current Ark despite having no replacement for her in the foreseeable future - but we are antique dealers and what do we know about defence and politics? Grab yourself a piece of naval history whilst you can! Measures 7.5" x 8.5" (19 cm x 21 cm)
HMS Medusa Pewter Bowl - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Medusa Pewter Bowl - We have no idea of actual use but cleary marked with the ship's name as well as a broad arrow property mark. Eight ships of the Royal Navy have carried the name and as the bowl is not dated, diffiult to identify the actual vessel it came from. At a guess, possibly the cruiser launched in 1888 and sold out of service in 1921. Diameter 5.5" (13.5 cm)
HMS Ajax Wreck Artifacts - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Ajax Wreck Artifacts - Mounted within a glazed collector's display board and featuring 12 items recovered from the wreck. HMS Ajax was a ship of the line launched in 1798 and took part in the battles of Cape Finisterre and Trafalgar in 1805 before being lost to a disastrous fire in 1807 during the Dardenelles operation. The fire started accidentally in the bread-room and blew up off the island of Tenedos with the loss of 250 men, many of whom had fought at Trafalgar. The relics displayed included 2 broad arrow marked nails and assorted items of copper, one assumes from the ship's hull which survived the fire. A possibly unique set with a direct connection to the most famous battle in British history. Frame measurements 12.5" x 8.5" (31 cm x 21 cm)
1st Rate Ship of the Line Gun Deck Diorama - Click for the bigger picture Sold1st Rate Ship of the Line Gun Deck Diorama - A super scratch built model depicting a fascinating glimpse into a typical gun deck of a Royal Navy Man of War circa 1800. This model is built to exhibition standard and depicts two guns, one run out for action while the other is in the off duty position. Gun crews of the time consisting of 12 men and a boy (the powder monkey! and when properly trained a crew could reload and fire within 90 seconds. The detail shown in staggering and gives a glimpse of what life must have been like below decks at the time of the Battle of Trafalgar. Modelled in 1/23rd scale, the diorama comes complete in a wooden transit box and measures approx. 10" x 9" (26 cm x 23 cm)
 - Click for the bigger picture Sold - Almost certainly made by the most famous name in diving Siebe Gorman as issued to Royal Navy hardhat divers. Stamped with Ref. No. 6230-99-942-7885. Fitted with original leather wrist strap. Chrome finish in excellent condition over brass body. Sold as a collectors item but we have tested with batteries and is in good working order although after all this time we can't guarantee it will still be waterproof at 50 metres! 1.5" (28 cm).
Ship's 6 Spoke Wheel in Solid Brass - Click for the bigger picture SoldShip's 6 Spoke Wheel in Solid Brass - This example comes complete with mounting bracket and is of the type used on small coasters and working boats. We have no history with it but it is an ideal size for use in a nautical display. We have left it in an unpolished state as it came in but would be happy to polish it at no extra charge if required. It is extremely heavy, so please check postage costs with us before ordering. Diameter 18" (46 cm)
RAN Submarine Service Commemorative Ashtray - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAN Submarine Service Commemorative Ashtray - This example is a first for us! While we have had similar examples showing Australia in relief, they have always features WWII aircraft. This one, however, details a WWII submarine and is engraved on the deck Australia, South Pacific and is dated 1947. The ashtray base features Australia with a kangaroo to the centre and surrounded by the major towns and cities. Made from cast brass or bronze, it was originally chrome plated but this has mostly worn away over time. A fine commemorative piece celebrating the war in the Pacific. Measures 9.5" (24 cm)
HMS Plymouth Falklands War Souvenir - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Plymouth Falklands War Souvenir - This item features a framed black and white photograph of HMS Plymouth a Rothesay Class Frigate which entered service in 1959. The picture includes an original sailor's cap band from the Plymouth and is signed in ink by David Pentreath who was the Captain of the Plymouth during the Falklands war. The Argentinian surrender was signed by Lt. Cdr. Alfredo Astiz on board the Plymouth and Captains Pentreath and Barker (of HMS Endurance) accepted the surrender. Minor ageing to the photograph but a unique item to Falklands war collectors. Measures 16.5" x 13.5" (42 cm x 34 cm).
Brass Loud Haler - Click for the bigger picture SoldBrass Loud Haler - Used for ship to ship and ship to shore communications. Also popular with rowing coaches for barking instructions to their crews at Henley Royal Regatta! Very good condition..and has benefitted from a good polish since taking the stock picture. Good working order! 15" (38 cm)
Shipwright's Caulking Mallet - Click for the bigger picture SoldShipwright's Caulking Mallet - Used in conjunction with a caulking iron to force oakum into the seams between deck or hull planks. The caulking was then covered with putty or melted pine pitch in a process known as paying. The fine original example has a polished mahogany head with iron fittings and makes a fine display example from days gone by. Probably early 20th century. Measures: 20" (51 cm)
Admiralty Pattern 574 Non-Break Guidor Hydrometer - Click for the bigger picture SoldAdmiralty Pattern 574 Non-Break Guidor Hydrometer - This instrument is supplied in the original admiralty issue case which is dated 1945/6. The item was manufactured by G H Collie & Co. Birkenhead and carries a patent number 2655. It is unusual in that the hydrometer is protected within a glass tube and surrounded by rubber rings to prevent breakage in service use. This is the first example we have seen and despite being over 60 years old, it has survived in near perfect condition.
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