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Brackley Antique Cellar in Northamptonshire, the largest antique center in central England. I have a number of display cabinets at this center displaying a selection of items which i have for sale. If you wish to view a particular item from my website we can arrange to meet at this antique center at a mutually convenient time, please email for appointment.

I am very interested in purchasing German Blood Order medals, especially 1st models.


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FRENCH 1831 MODEL ARMY SHORT SWORD AND SCABBARD.
This model sword is obviously based on the Roman gladiators sword. Brass hilt features large pommel, ribbed grip and attractive crossguard which is stamped with issue number 221. The impressive blade is stamped Jean and also the letter L with crown above, the blade shows some age spotting but it could be cleaned if required. Fine condition black leather scabbard with brass fittings, the upper fitting is stamped 221 and the leather shell is also stamped 221, there is also another stamp but this is hard to make out now. A very nice example with desirable matching issue numbers. [Condition: Exc++]

Code: 35026Price: 350.00 GBP


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POLISH AIR FORCE DAGGER WITH HANGERS.
This is the 1954 model for air force pilots. Silver hilt fittings, the pommel features the polish eagle, the white plastic grip is in perfect condition. Mint plain blade is stamped with issue number 32569. Black leather scabbard with three matching silver fittings, the upper fitting features a flying eagle. Complete with white leather straps and belt loops. A nice complete set. A nice example that has been actually worn and not one of the mint un-issued daggers that came onto the collectors market in the early 1990's.[Condition: Exc++]

Code: 35025Price: 250.00 GBP


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BRITISH VICTORIAN NAVAL OFFICERS SWORD.
This is a very nice example probably dating to about 1860 / 1870 period. The fish skin grip is in perfect condition and it has nicely aged with time. Fine detail to the lions head hilt, the basket guard features the naval anchor with Queen Victoria crown above.The etched blade is by Kenning, Little Britain, London and it is double etched with long foliage panels with naval anchor and royal coat of arms and it also has the official proof mark, this is an extremely nice blade. Matching black leather scabbard with three brass mounts, there is two small creases to the leather shell just above the bottom fitting, but this is very minor and it is what you would expect of a sword of this age. [Condition: Exc++]

Code: 35024Price: 450.00 GBP


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VICTORIAN HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT MARTINGALE (HORSE BRASS).
This is a very large martingale or horse brass and it is certainly the largest one i have owned measuring over 6 inches long, these were used as Regimental decoration for army horses.This martingale is designed to look like the other rank helmet plate of the Hampshire Regiment. Mounted on leather backing with suspension strap. [Condition: Near Mint]

Code: 35022Price: 135.00 GBP


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NORTHAMPTONSHIRE REGIMENT SILVER BADGE.
This badge is designed to look like the Northamptonshire Regiment cap badge but slightly smaller. Silver badge with red white and blue enamel. Pin and hook to the reverse side and marked TLM Sterling (showing that it is real silver). Almost certainly dates to the WW1 period. [Condition: Near Mint]

Code: 35023Price: 50.00 GBP


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SOUTHERN ASIAN SWORD.
This sword looks similar to a Japanese katana sword. Textured leather bound handle and scabbard, originally this was stained black but much of this is now faded away to the brown skin colour, this could easily be re-stained if required but in my opinion it looks nice as it is. Simple metal crossguard and pommel.The long lethal steel blade is in excellent condition. The matching leather scabbard has a metal base fitting to the tip. An interesting fighting sword which probably dates to the 1850's or there abouts. Total length 33 inches, blade length 55 inches.[Condition: Exc++]

Code: 35018Price: 325.00 GBP


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BRITISH FIELDMASHALLTHE DUKE OF WELLINGTON GILT PLAQUE.
A superb gilt metal bust in profile of the Duke of Wellington wearing military uniform and with name title below, produced just a few years after his victory over Napoleon in 1815. The detail is exceptional and it still retains much of its original fire gilt finish. Mounted on wooden base with green cloth covering. Hight just under 10 inches in height. [Condition: Near Mint]

Code: 35012Price: 300.00 GBP


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WW1 BRITISH OFFICERS RANK STICK WITH CONCEALED BLADE.
All British officers carried a rank stick but those with concealed blades are rare as they were an expensive private purchase items. Leather covered British officers stick, pulling the handle from the shaft reveals a long lethal steel blade. During WW1 most British officers only carried a service revolver so this weapon would have been very handy in trench warfare. [Condition: Exc++]

Code: 35011Price: 285.00 GBP


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WW1 MILITARY CROSS GROUP OF 7 AWARDS BELONGING TO CAPTAIN KETT OF THE ROYAL ENGINEERS ALONG WITH OWNERS PHOTOGRAH ALBUM, DOCUMENTS AND FRAMED PHOTOGRAHS.
This superb set of medals is parade mounted and comprises, WW1 Military cross which is privately engraved on the reverse side, LIEUT GEORGE KETTE RETF, GAZETTE 5.9.19 PRESENTED 11.3.20, the 1914/15 Star, WW1 War medal, WW1 Victory medal with mentioned in dispatches oakleaf, WW2 Defense medal,WW2 War medal. Complete with owners photograph album containing many photographs of training in England in 1914 and WW1 service in Egypt & Palestine. Large framed enrollment document as an officer and dated January 1915. Framed document confirming that Lieutenant Kett was mentioned in dispatches by General Allenby on the 3rd of April 1918 for gallant and distinguished service in the field, the document was issued by the war department on the 1st of March 1919. Official document from WW2 stating that George Kett MC served in the home guard. Large quantity of framed photographs of Captain Kett during various periods of his military service in WW1 and WW2, only a selection are shown on the website. George Kett volunteered for military service at Sudbury in Suffolk as soon as war was declared in 1914. His military training was conducted at Hardwick Park near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk and he held the rank of Lance Corporal during this training period. In January 1915 he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and was transfered to the Royal Engineers. He served with the Royal Engineers in Egypt and Palatine. He was mentioned in dispatches in 1918 and he was also awarded the military cross for bravery. During WW2 Captain Kett served with the Cambridgeshire home guard. The medal group is in mint condition, the documents and photographs show age and most of them are framed and glazed, several have cracks and damage to the glass or frames. This is an amazing military cross archive and certainly the largest one i have owned. I will mail this set out in two packages, the medals and small items in one package and the framed documents and photographs in a second package so this will unfortunately considerably increase the postage charge. [Condition: Near Mint]

Code: 35009Price: 1650.00 GBP


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VICTORIAN YORK AND LANCASTER REGIMENT MEDAL.
This fine quality medal was probably awarded as a Regimental shooting prize and although it is not silver marked it probably is solid silver.The medal features on the obverse side the Regimental title, THE YORK & LANCASTER REGT with Regimental badge and crown above, the reverse side is plain with the makers name at the bottom, Phillips Aldershot. Complete with ribbon.

Code: 35008Price: 65.00 GBP

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