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BRITISH EDWARDIAN ARMY OFFICE RED DRESS TUNIC ROYAL ENGINEERS

Red officers dress tunic with black wool collar and decorative gold bullion edging. The tunic is complete with matching gold bullion officers collar insignia with gilt metal rose design to each.Gold bullion shoulder straps with two gold bullion rank pips for Lieutenant and with silver bullion T possibly for territorial troops. Eight gilt buttons to the front and six to the reverse side. Both sleeves have gold bullion decoration. The white silk interior lining is in fine condition. A very nice and highly impressive tunic dating to about 1910. Exc ++

Code: 35501

Reserved


BRITISH 1822 MODEL ARMY OFFICERS SWORD.

Brass hilt with Queen Victoria Royal cypher to the hand guard. Black wire bound fish skin grip is in fine condition. The blade is by, Jones, 6 Regent St, London, and it is double etched with long floral panels and the Royal cypher and crown, the blade does show some old age spotting but it could be cleaned if required but it is not that bad at all, just age. Black leather scabbard with matching gilt brass mounts. Wrapped around the sword handle is the original sword portepee white leather strap but the acorn is now missing.The sword dates to circa 1840. Exc+

Code: 35491

585.00 GBP


WW2 BRITISH FS COMMANDO DAGGER.

A very nice 3rd model British FS fighting knife. The top of the hilt is lightly stamped 2, ribbed grip and plain crossguard. The blade shows wear and use but it is still in excellent condition. Complete with brown leather scabbard with brass tip, all four leather tabs are still in place. The cloth grip retaining strap has been carefully removed and a grip retaining strap fitted from the belt fitting, a very clever period alteration making the knife much more secure, the belt fitting is still in working order. A really interesting WW2 British commando knife which are always in high demand. EXC++

Code: 35489

Reserved


WW1 BRITISH ARMY SWAGGER STICK.

Dark brown wooden stick with silver top with unit badge, MALVERN COLLAGE OTC. Malvern collage in Worcestershire was and still is a British public school and was founded in 1865, like most public schools of the early 20th century it had an OTC (Officer training Corps), many of the boys saw service during WW1. Exc++

Code: 35490

78.00 GBP


WW1 SILVER MILITARY OFFICERS TUNIC BUTTON.

Large size tunic button for the,The Northamptonshire Regiment, also depicts castle and kings crown. Makers details to the reverse side. Unusual in silver as they are normally gilt. Near Mint.

Code: 35488

10.00 GBP


WW2 JAPANEASE ARMY OFFICERS SWORD.

A fine example of a Japanese WW2 officers sword. Decorative gilt brass hilt and fish skin grip in fine condition. Mint plain blade. Complete with silver dress scabbard. [Condition: Near Mint]

Code: 35451

465.00 GBP


ADMIRAL LORD NELSON COMMEMORATIVE JUG.

Produced by Doulton in 1905 which was the 100 year anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar and Admiral Nelson's death on HMS Victory. Blue, brown and green glazed cream jug depicting Nelson's profile on the obverse side, the reverse side features his fag ship HMS Victory and with the inscription, ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN WILL DO HIS DUTY. Doulton factory marks to base. [Condition: Mint]

Code: 35430

150.00 GBP


BRITISH INFANTRY OFFICERS SWORD BY EICKHORN SOLINGEN.

This model sword was carried by British officers from the late Victorian period until the present day, this fine example is from the Queen Elizabeth the 2nd period and probably dates to the 1960's. The sword is basically in mint condition but the scabbard shows light wear. Silver basket hilt is in mint condition and it features the ER2 crown and initials. The fish skin grip is in mint condition. The blade is also in mint condition and it is double etched with long foliage panels with ER2 cypher and crown, the blade is by the well known German edged weapon manufacturer, Eickhorn Solingen and features there squirrel trade mark in an oval, this is the first example of this British sword which I have seen that was produced by Eickorn, it is also interesting that they are using an early style trade mark which is normally seen in the early 1930's or before, even though the sword is much latter. Dark brown leather scabbard with silver mount and belt hanger, there is a scuff mark at the lower part of the scabbard but over all it is still in excellent condition and could be improved. Complete with brown leather sword knot. [Condition: Near Mint]

Code: 35412

300.00 GBP


BRITISH 1854 PATTERN PRESENTATION OFFICERS SWORD OF THE SCOTS GUARDS BELONGING TO MAJOR ARTHUR PURVIS WHO WAS AWARDED THE MILITARY CROSS DURING WW1,IN 1939 HE SERVED ON THE STAFF OF THE DUKE OF WINDSOR (KING EDWARD THE 8TH) .

Silver basket hilt is in fine condition and it incorporates the Regimental badge of the Scots Guards, the fish skin grip is also in perfect condition. The presentation blade is in fine condition and it is by Carter & Co 56 Pall Mall London and it is double etched with ornate floral designs with the Scots Guards Regimental badge, battle honors which include Waterloo and Alama and many others, Royal cypher with crown and with family coat of arms and the original owners name, Arthur Purvis of Earishall. Complete with matching silver scabbard. Major Arthur Purvis was born in 1890, he originally joined the Cameron Highlander Regiment in 1914 as a Lieutenant but he transferred to the Scots Guards in 1915, in 1917 he was awarded the military cross for bravery and he was also wounded. From 1919-1920 he served with the British military mission in South Russia, in 1920 he was awarded the Order of St Anne of Russia.In 1925 he married Rachel Emily Nairn. From 1935-1939 Major Purvis served on the staff of the Governor of New Zealand as his military secretary. In 1939 he was posted to Paris to be the Equery to the Duke of Windsor, the former King of England who abdicated in 1936 and who it is believed was a supporter of Fascism and the Third Reich and a close friend of Sir Oswald Mosley the leader of the British union of fascists. Major Purvis died in 1955 and he is buried at Dunino near St Andrews in Scotland. Complete with some research and a photograph of Major Purvis from his time in New Zealand and which shows him in full military uniform wearing this actual sword. I am sure much more could be discovered about this brave officer and his interesting carrier in the army. [Condition: Near Mint]

Code: 35389

1200.00 GBP


WW2 JAPANESE ARMY OFFICERS SWORD.

A very nice Japanese army officers Katana sword. Cloth bound grip. Gilt brass pommel and decorative suba. Blade shows light wear but it is still in excellent condition with a good clear hamon. Brown leather covered scabbard is in excellent condition. A small leather strap secures the sword to the scabbard but the tip of the strap is now missing. A very nice sword in excellent condition. I have not taken the sword apart and I have no intension of doing so.[Condition: Exc++]

Code: 35385

1100.00 GBP