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ENGLISH WW2 NAVAL OFFICERS SWORD,SILVER SALVER,MEDALS,PHOTOS & UNIFORM SET.
This very large grouping belonged to high ranking naval officer Commander A.G.Clarke.The group comprises,Naval officers sword with lions head hilt,wire bound white fish skin grip,the folding guard is engraved A.G.CLARKE R.N.Double etched blade by Gieves features naval anchor ,coat of arms and royal crown in decorative panels.Black leather scabbard with matching gilt mounts,complete with original sword knot (there are photos amongst the grouping showing Clarke wearing this actual sword).Brown leather sword bag with owners initials stamped into the leather.English hallmarked presentation large silver salver sitting on four very decorative ball and claw feet, inscription to salver,H.M.S.DRAGON 1933 with 21 engraved signatures (ships officers),reverse of salver features English silver hallmarks for Sheffield 1932 and makers stamp G & S CO LTD,the salver is very heavy weighing at 40oz.Naval Commanders blue service tunic with gold rank bars to sleeves,gilt anchor buttons and ribbon bar,Gieves makers label to inside with owners name.Naval blue waistcoat,complete with gilt naval buttons,Gieves makers label to the reverse side of the adjustable belt.Pair of WW2 service medals belonging to Clarke along with a pair of matching miniatures. Large hand cut crystal glass bowl with etched inscription, PRESENTED TO COMMANDER A.G.CLARKE R.N. FROM HOXNE PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL,14TH SEPTEMBER 1986, along with etched design of Hoxne church.Seven photographs of Commander Clarke,several of which are of his wedding and wearing the above sword. Assorted letters and documents,some from the Admiralty, one of which gives his full naval carrier and postings from 1926 until 1954.Silver plated military pocket watch,face marked COMBAT,ANTI MAGNETIC ELECTRONICALLY TIMED, complete with a metal desk stand which the watch can be fitted into, base of the stand features patent number and date 1940. Enamel badges, Red Cross and military veterans.Tunic cloth badge,naval blue backing with red crown.Spirit flask,small pocket bible and leather wallet. Superb large grouping to a high ranking named naval officer,purchased privately this grouping has not been in a collection. [Condition: Exc++]