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

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2590 Ship's Brass Clock - Click for the bigger picture SoldShip's Brass Clock - A fine example manufactured by Smith's Clocks & Watches Ltd. and dated 1965. It also carries the military broad arrow and the stores reference code 21B/829, so was either Royal Navy or Royal Air Force issue. The case and dial are in superb original condition with roman numerals and sweep second hand. It has an eight day movement. We have just had this clock serviced and it comes with a one year guarantee. Measures 10.5" (27 cm)across the back plate.
215 Ship's Clinometer - Click for the bigger picture SoldShip's Clinometer - In brass and mounted on a mahogany board for display purposes. These instruments would originally have been bulkhead mounted and utilised gravity to indicate the list on the ship to ensure cargo was evenly loaded. The instrument carries a scale at the base indicating lists up to 45 degrees port or starboard and this can be read from the string pointer. No maker's marks but in excellent condition. Measures 10" (26 cm).
2833 Thomas Walker Ship's Log - Click for the bigger picture SoldThomas Walker Ship's Log - Complete with rotator wheel, cord and fin. Marked on the dial Cherub Walker's Mk. III. In the age of satelite navigation, these wonderful instruments are obsolete, but they make very attractive display items and look extremely well mounted on a suitable display board. The fin is stamped with an anchor design T.W. and Cherub. Sold as a display item, although might well work as originally intended but we don't have the facility to test!
850 United States Seventh Fleet Brass Tray - Click for the bigger picture SoldUnited States Seventh Fleet Brass Tray - A presentation tray with United States Seventh Fleet eagle and anchor motif to the centre and the legend "Ready Power for Peace" below. This item is so far unresearched so we are not sure of the exact age, but it has a good build quality and nice patina, although could be polished to a high shine if desired. 11" (29 cm).
2852 Marine Telescope - Click for the bigger picture SoldMarine Telescope - An original four draw marine telescope in brass with leather trimming to the forward section. The instrument is engraved A.C. Campbell K.O.S.B. The eye piece has a small sliding brass cover and whilst we are selling as a decorative item, it does function and focuses well, but would probably benefit from an internal clean. It is in generally good condition, although the brass work shows one or two minor knocks as you would expect. It comes complete with leather lens covers. Fully extended it measures 30" (77 cm).
2868 Ship's Helm - Click for the bigger picture SoldShip's Helm - An original helmsman's wheel in hardwood (looks like teak), with a brass centre and rings. The top spoke carries a brass thimble to provide a visual aid to the helmsman to indicate when the rudder is in the straight position. The back of the hub is stamped with the number 5200, 1, ES and the military broad arrow mark, so assume this wheel has come from a Royal Naval vessel. It measures 30" (76 cm), so is an excellent display size. Please note this is a heavy item and we can provide a postage quotation on request.
1944 19th Century Scrimshaw Ditty Box and Spoons - Click for the bigger picture Sold19th Century Scrimshaw Ditty Box and Spoons - A superb sailor made set which was found in an original seaman's chest. The oval shaped ditty box is engraved with the initials T.M. and an "S" surrounded by a heart. It is dated 1883. This is accompanied by two spoons of early form which are engraved on the handles with the initials T.M. and it would appear that the set has been carved by the same hand. Sadly, we don't know who T.M. was and can only surmise that "S" was his sweetheart or wife. Genuine scrimshaw is now very scarce and this unique grouping is a fine example of sailors' art. Box measures 3.5" (8.5 cm.) and spoons measure 8" (20 cm.) and 4.5" (11 cm.)
2468 HMS Vendetta Trench Art Ashtray - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Vendetta Trench Art Ashtray - Made in brass, with ship's crest engraved to centre with the legend "Vindico" below. Vendetta was a V/W Class Destroyer, launched in 1917 and fought with distinction in WWII. She was transferred to the Australian Navy in 1932 and was scuttled off Sidney Heads in 1948. 6" (15.5 cm.)
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.)
2008 SS Orantes Ashtray - Click for the bigger picture SoldSS Orantes Ashtray - Manufactured in brass with enamel crest to centre with the house flag of the Orient Line. Orantes was launched in 1929, was a passenger liner of 20, 000 tons and she remained in service until 1962. 10" (26 cm.)
OC213 Royal Navy Bosun's Whistle - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Navy Bosun's Whistle - Genuine example, stamped with the broad arrow property mark to bowl and rope lanyard attached. The stem has D866 scratched on it. We assume this was the original owner's identifying mark. Good working order. 4.5" (12 cm.)
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.)
1926 HMS Ocean Tie Pin - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Ocean Tie Pin - Manufactured in brass with HMS Ocean enamel crest and pin back. Several RN ships have carried the name Ocean, but we believe this relates to the Aircraft Carrier which entered service in 1944, rather than the earlier Battleship of 1898. 2.5" (6 cm.)
2529 White Star Line Sugar Bowl - Click for the bigger picture SoldWhite Star Line Sugar Bowl - Now becoming increasingly hard to find and featuring the WSL pennant to the front and stamped on the base Goldsmith & Silversmith's Company, Regent Street, Regent Plate. Minor service wear, but overall in very good condition Sadly, no provenance on which White Star vessel it came from. 4" high, 6" wide (10 cm. x 15 cm.)
2666 Marine Stilton Scoop - Click for the bigger picture SoldMarine Stilton Scoop - Featuring a cork handle. Manufactured in silver plate, it carries a fouled anchor motif and crown to the roundel. In very good condition - just add stilton and port to complete the set! 10.5" (27 cm.)
2741 HMS Ark Royal Brass Plaque - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Ark Royal Brass Plaque - Named to J & E Hall Ltd. and was originally attached to cooling machinery on the "Ark". While we cannot be absolutely sure, we believe this came from the Aircraft Carrier of 36, 800 tons, launched in 1950 and broken up in 1980. 5" x 2.5" (13 cm. x 6.5 cm.)
2743 HMS Ark Royal Copper Ashtray - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Ark Royal Copper Ashtray - A nice example featuring the famous "Ark" crest to the centre, cast in relief. HMS Ark Royal was an Aircraft Carrier, launched in 1937 and was sunk by U.81 off Gibraltar 14-11-41. 4" (10 cm.)
PC37 Admiralty Pattern Desk Lamp with Bakelite Shade - Click for the bigger picture SoldAdmiralty Pattern Desk Lamp with Bakelite Shade - This lamp is built to typical Royal Navy specification in solid brass and is fitted with the orignal Bakelite shade. It would originally have been bulkhead mounted, but to make it more suited to life ashore, we have had a brass base added to the original switch box. It has been professionally rewired using appropriate modern wiring and is fitted with a fused 13 amp plug.
2288 Ship's Pennant and Signal Flags - Click for the bigger picture SoldShip's Pennant and Signal Flags - Comprising a white signal pennant with red circle signifying the code no. 1, a yellow and blue example signifying no. 5 and an unidentified house flag in red and yellow with the sewn letters BLC. All in excellent condition. Can sell individually if requested.
1622 Marine Loud Hailer - Click for the bigger picture SoldMarine Loud Hailer - A solid brass example used for marine communications at sea or by rowing coaches along the tow path at Henley! Excellent original condition. 30cm.
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