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Nautical Antiques and Aviation Collectables
We sell and buy nautical antiques, aeronautical and aviation collectables, naval and aviation memorabilia, maritime antiques and items of militaria from World War II and before.
Please look at our Nautical and Aeronautical pages to view representative examples from our frequently changing stock. We regularly update our News and Press Release pages to keep you informed of our recent activities.
Buying and Selling - If you would like to purchase an item, ask us to source a specific piece, or you have something relevant to sell, please Contact Us.
NEW STOCK LISTING
We have recently added some new stock to the following
categories. Click a heading to see all the new items listed on one page.
We have a range of flying jackets, flying suits and other items of aircrew clothing
The Diamond Jubilee
Regular visitors to this page will know that the Oldnautibits team like to put on a "Bit of a do" at the slightest excuse! In discussing Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the staff felt we should pull out all the stops on this very special occasion, and make it an event to remember.
Our Managing Director Geoff Pringle was invited to the Palace some years ago, at the personal invitation of the Queen, to show appreciation for his small contribution to the UK's export sales. Geoff was able to meet with both Her Majesty and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh - he had an interesting conversation on a variety of topics, including the loss of the Royal Yacht Britannia - a subject about which her Majesty was definitely "Not Amused"!
Having enjoyed her hospitality at the Palace, it seemed appropriate to return the compliment - and, as can be seen, the Royal couple spent some time with us whilst visiting Somerset as part of the Jubilee tour of the UK. It was the Queen's suggestion that the garden could use the help of some "green fingers" and she arrived with a couple of gardeners (apparently they're normally employed on the Highgrove Estate) - they seemed a conscientious and hardworking couple. And, of course, where the Queen goes her Corgis go too! Whilst we have heard reports that they are not wholly loved within the Royal Household, this little fellow was perfectly behaved during his time with us!
On behalf of the Directors and Staff at Oldnautibits, we take this opportunity of congratulating Her Majesty on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and thank her for 60 glorious years of dedicated service to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.