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

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349 Walkers Log Spinner - Click for the bigger picture SoldWalkers Log Spinner - in polished brass, complete with original cordage and metal connector.
4649 Motor Boat Cleat from HMS Amethyst of Yangtze Incident fame - Click for the bigger picture SoldMotor Boat Cleat from HMS Amethyst of Yangtze Incident fame - Mounted on an oak shield with details of provenance. The cleat is brass with chrome plating. HMS Amethyst was a frigate of 1350 tons and launched in 1943. In 1949 she sailed up the Yangtze river to assist with the evacuation of British citizens caught up in the Chinese civil war. Shore defences opened up killing or injuring 54 of her crew including her captain. This incident and her subsequent escape was featured in the famous film where HMS Amethyst played herself!
8 Station Pointer by Heath Navigational Ltd. London - Click for the bigger picture SoldStation Pointer by Heath Navigational Ltd. London - A fine instrument in original fitted wooden case marked H.O. 849. It is in excellent issued condition and is complete with extension arms and is marked 5018 as well as H.O., a broad arrow, 849 and dated 1970. We believe this to be a Royal Navy issue item and whilst on offer as a collector's piece, it looks as though it is all in good working order. The station plotter was used by the navigating officer to plot the ship's position from angles made between land marks with a sextant. Circle diameter 6" (15cm)
4559 HMS Calypso Table Napkin Ring - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Calypso Table Napkin Ring - In standard form with applied Royal Navy crest to front. Calypso was a C class cruiser, launched in 1917 and saw action in WWI. In 1922 she came to the rescue of the Greek royal family. During WWII she had the distinction of being the first British vessel to be sunk by the Italian navy when she was torpedoed by the Italian submarine R.Smg. Bagnolini south of Crete on 12th June, 1940, just two days after Italy declared war on Great Britain.
4648 Trench Art Sea Mine Model - Click for the bigger picture SoldTrench Art Sea Mine Model - Mounted in a hardwood display case with glazed viewing panels. We are not sure if this mine is a copy of an original type but the design appears to be broadly of the contact type used in WWII. It is finely detailed with lifting eyes and detonator horns. Judging by the weight, the body of the mine appears to be made from solid brass, so please check postage with us. This item came from the estate of a retired naval man which included the HMS Amethyst cleat which we have just listed. Case measurement: 7" (17.5cm)
2083 HMS Boyne Builder's Plaque - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Boyne Builder's Plaque - This example is of the style used on builder's models, although sadly, we only have the plaque! Boyne was a torpedo boat destroyer built by R & W Hawthorn in 1904 and she served until 1919. Good condition with age patination. 8.5" x 2.75" (22 cm. x 7 cm.)
4152 Desk Set made from teak wood salvaged from HMS Collingwood - Click for the bigger picture SoldDesk Set made from teak wood salvaged from HMS Collingwood - It has a brass plaque confirming the provenance and below another engraved "With the compliments of C.W. Kellock & Co. London & Liverpool". C.W. Kellock were one of the leading shipbrokers established in 1850 and still in business today. Several Royal Naval ships have been named Collingwood but it seems likely these timbers came from the battleship launched in 1908, served at the Battle of Jutland and was broken up in 1922. The two wooden pots may have originally held ink but if so are now lacking the ceramic liners and covers. Measures: 11" x 8" (28cm x 20cm)
3924 Siebe Gorman Goggles - Click for the bigger picture SoldSiebe Gorman Goggles - Fitted with clear lenses mounted in a rubber frame with elastic and leather back strap. The goggles are clearly marked Siebe Gorman & Co. Ltd. Makers London over the nose bridge. The set is in excellent original condition and the rubber shows no sign of perishing. We are not sure of original use but believe they could have been submarine escape goggles.
3439 HMS Pegasus Christening Font & Stand - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Pegasus Christening Font & Stand - This is a totally unique and one-off item with the font being made from a seaplane spinner. Pegasus was a seaplane carrier of 3070 tons, launched in 1917 and sold out of service in 1931. She carried a complement of 9 aircraft. Almost certainly made on board, the stand appears to be varnished mahogany with the central spinner in aluminium. A plaque is riveted to the front which carries the Pegasus crest with the engraving "Font made from the nose piece of a seaplane for the christening of Michael Phipps on board HMS Pegasus 13th July, 1918 and presented to Mrs. Phipps by the officers after the ceremony". It is a Royal Navy tradition to occasionally baptise children of serving crew within the upturned bell in which case the child's name was engraved inside. We have never previously heard of an aircraft nose piece being used for this purpose but it provides the ideal receptacle. We assume young Master Phipps (who today would be 90 years old!) was the son of a crew member at the end of WWI. The font is in excellent original condition with some ageing to the varnish. We have had this in our own collection for some time and it makes an excellent plant stand with a Christmas Poinsettia! Stands 36" (92cm) high and diameter at top 16" (40cm).
OC33 Brass Ashtray - Click for the bigger picture SoldBrass Ashtray - embossed with Royal Naval crest and named to HMS Caledonia. HMS Caledonia was a shore establishment based at Rosyth, Scotland and was used for engine room artificer training. We are advised by an ex engine room artificer this piece would have been made as part of the 3 year training programme. TS Caledonia was destroyed by fire in 1939 and the trainees were evacuated to the Isle of White. 14cm diameter.
1941 HMS Barfoam Trench Art - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Barfoam Trench Art - A matched pair of small plates in brass with marine propeller stands. One is stamped HMS Barfoam and dated 1941. Barfoam was a Bar Class Boom Defence Vessel launched in 1941 with pennant number 182. These decorative examples of trench art were almost certainly made by a crew member on board the ship in late 1941. 4" (10.5 cm.)
3298 Royal Navy First Sea Lord Staff Car Pennant - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Navy First Sea Lord Staff Car Pennant - A most attractive miniature white ensign which has come directly from the admiralty stores complete with stock label indicating it is in serviceable condition and stock number 5373297. Made from a silk like material with laid on red cross and union flag and with a brown leather reinforced section where the flag fitted over the staff car pennant mast. A great RN collectable or could be used to impress the neighbours fitted to your Cortina! Measures 13" x 6" (33 cm x 16 cm)
4457 Royal Naval Launching Mallet - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Naval Launching Mallet - This ornate ceremonial mallet would have been manufactured and used for the official launching of a naval ship and would have been presented to the dignitary subsequently as a souvenir of the occasion. It would originally have been contained within a velvet lined casket together with the launching chisel. Sadly, these items are missing and as a result we have no provenance with the piece. The mallet, which is made of fruit wood, is heavily carved and encorporates a fouled anchor on the head. These mallets very rarely appear on the market and represent a unique piece of naval history. Probably dating from the late 19th century. Measures 11.5" (29cm).
4605 Einheitsdichtigkeitsmesser - Click for the bigger picture SoldEinheitsdichtigkeitsmesser - A German naval salinity tester complete in original fitted box. These were used to test the water on U-Boats as well as other naval vessels. This example made by Dr. Hermann Rohrheck Nachf Berlin comes complete with hygrometer, a test tube (possibly replacement) and a can containing original litmus papers. An added bonus are the original operating instructions dated 1936 with numerous hand written amendments and alterations. Box measurement 15" (38 cm).
142 Leather and Canvas Suitcase with Mauretania Associations - Click for the bigger picture SoldLeather and Canvas Suitcase with Mauretania Associations - A fine example in used condition. The original owner was L. F. Pepie whose initials are on the lid. He clearly travelled in style as numerous original Cunard Line baggage labels are in evidence, one clearly stating Pepie sailed on the liner Mauretania in the first class state room M.50 from New York to Southampton. Mr. Pepie lived at Mariners, Virginia Water, so a very appropriate address! We are assuming the Mauretania is the second vessel which carried the name which entered service with the Cunard White Star Line in 1939. She was almost immediately requisitioned by the military, armed, painted battle ship grey and served as a troop ship throughout the war. Returning to her owners post war, she served until being scrapped in 1965. Our case is in generally good condition with just minor wear to the canvas and leather but with a variety of original Cunard - White Star labels, would make a great decorator's piece or as a focal point in a WSL display. 30" x 17" (76cm x 43cm). Both locks in working order but the key is absent.
4404 Kreigsmarine Ship's Log in fitted case - Click for the bigger picture SoldKreigsmarine Ship's Log in fitted case - A scarce example and only the second one we have ever seen offered for sale. The register dial is named to the well known nautical instrument manufacturer W. Ludoph who have been operating from Brenerharven for over 150 years. The dial interestingly features a digital display which must have been an advanced feature 70 years ago. Above the scale is written Seemeilen which translates to mean nautical miles. The bezel is embossed with a clear Waffen Ampt stamp and the numbers 2708 and WB12366. The register is made from an alloy and is finished in Kreigsmarine field grey paint. The fitted pine deck box also contains a shoe (mounting device), a traff rail log governer, rotator, hooks and cordage. The metal parts show some rust but the set is in "sleepy" condition, exactly as it must have been when it came out of service. The register appears to be in working order but is for sale as a collector's item.
232 Royal Navy Ships' Nails with Battle of Trafalgar Association - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Navy Ships' Nails with Battle of Trafalgar Association - On offer are two hand made bronze ships' nails which were recovered by divers from a naval stores vessel which foundered after striking the Runnelstone Reef near Lands End, Cornwall on 7th March, 1806. The nails were a part of the cargo being shipped to Milford Haven in South Wales to assist with the repair of Nelson's Fleet which had been damaged by the French at the Battle of Trafalgar. Both carry the military broad arrow confirming originally the property of His Majesty's Navy. These 19th century nails never made it their intended destination so your chance to grab them while you can! Measures 7.5" (20cm)
2664 H.M.S. Speedy Trench Art - Click for the bigger picture SoldH.M.S. Speedy Trench Art - A superb example, made from shell cases in the form of a fireside coal scuttle. The body is made from a 1915 dated shell casing stamped Berndorf, while the base is a smaller casing dated August 1917. An ornate plaque is attached to the top, named to H.M.S. Speedy and dated 1921. Speedy was a 'S' Class Destroyer, 1087 tons, built by Thornycroft in 1918, but was sunk 24.9.1922 following a collision with a tug on the Sea of Marmara. Much larger than normal Trench Art which we see, with the scuttle section measuring 8" x 6.5" (20 cm. x 16 cm.)
4396 Kreigsmarine Cigarette Box from Schnellboot S-151 - Click for the bigger picture SoldKreigsmarine Cigarette Box from Schnellboot S-151 - Features an alloy trade badge for a torpedo mechanic to the lid and made from a polished hardwood with an upward hinging central lid. This box has an intriguing story to tell. On the base is written in faded ink "Torpedo boat 151 Kieler Harven" and below "This cigarette box was obtained from a torpedo mechanic of the German Navy ship Torpedo Boat 151. Place: Kiel Harbour. Time: June 1945, boarding party. Price: 5 cigarettes (5 x more than was asked for)" So often the kit we find has lost its provenance down the years, so this little box makes a very pleasant change! We hope the original Kreigsmarine torpedo mechanic enjoyed his 5 cigarettes 63 years ago! Measures 5.5" x 4" (14.5cm x 10 cm)
50 SS Strathnaver Decorative Fouled Anchor - Click for the bigger picture SoldSS Strathnaver Decorative Fouled Anchor - Brass finished with an enamel P&O house flag and the ship's name attached to the shank. Strathnaver was the first of five Straths launched in 1931 at 22, 283 tons, was uniquely finished in all white livery and was very popular with her passengers. In WWII she became a troop ship and assisted with the invasion of Italy. She rejoined P&O in 1948 and was finally broken up in Hong Kong in 1962. The anchor would have been purchased as a souvenir by a passenger as a reminder of a voyage. Mounted on a wooden display shield. Anchor length 3.25" (8cm)
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