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4697 10th Submarine Flotilla Model Anvil with interesting provenance - Click for the bigger picture Sold10th Submarine Flotilla Model Anvil with interesting provenance - A fine presentation example fully engraved to front ‘Xmas 1941 Major Fitzroy Fyers C.V.O. from the E.R.A’s of the 10th Submarine Flotilla.’ The CVO represents the Royal Victorian Order instigated by Queen Victoria and was awarded for ‘extraordinary, important or personal services to the sovereign of the Royal Family’ and Fyer was awarded Commander rank. The 10th submarine Flotilla was known as “The Fighting Tenth" after its tenacious fighting spirit and the heavy losses it suffered. The Flotilla operated from Malta from 1941-43, and despite ceaseless and furiously mounted air bombardment, constantly attacked the Axis convoys all the way from the Italian mainland to North Africa. Clearly this model anvil was presented by the Engine Room Artificers who were essentially Royal Navy fitters, turners or boilermakers, workings on the boats engines and boilers, and trained in the maintenance and operation and uses of all parts of marine engines. Major Fitzroy Fyers pre war was equerry to the Duke of Connaught, son of Queen Victoria, and Governor General of Canada. He attended the 1936 Nazi Party Nuremburg Rally and then a Captain Fyers was one of only two foreign speakers and he delivered his speech in German. In his closing address, the president of the Reichskriegerbund made particularly friendly references to Great Britain! How times subsequently changed! We have no specific provenance as to why Fyers was presented with this unusual gift in December 1941 but assume it must have been during a visit to Malta. The base is we believe made from scrap engine room material (possibly Bakelite) and the model anvil is beautifully crafted. Interestingly the top plate shows evidence of of it being used –perhaps a little extra touched added by the ERA’s who fabricated it 73 years ago! Anvil stands 4” high and is 5” wide (9.5 cm x 12 cm.) Certainly a unique item with a wonderful provenance and worthy of further research.
1817 Shipping Company Brass Astray - Click for the bigger picture SoldShipping Company Brass Astray - A good solid brass example which carries a shipping pennant motif to the centre. This is made from brass and enamel and features a fouled anchor set against a white background with blue segments either side. The ashtray does not carry any identifying marks and we have been unable to identify its origins so if any visitors to the site can enlighten us please get in touch and we will add to our description. Measures 5.5" diameter (13.5 cm)
1169 S.S. Oronsay Ashtray - Click for the bigger picture SoldS.S. Oronsay Ashtray - Built for the Orient Steam Navigation Company and her maiden voyage in 1925 was from London to Australia. In WW11 she was requisitioned as a troopship, and she played a full and active part in the war until 9 October 1942, Oronsay was sailing in the Atlantic en route from Cape Town to the UK via Freetown when she was torpedoed and sunk by the Italian submarine 'Archimede'. Fortunately only 5 on board were lost. Our ashtray carries the Orient Line house flag picked out in brass and enamel and the ships name in standard form above with surmounted by a Kings Crown above. The reverse is stamped Angus & Coote, Sydney. Measures 4.75" x4.75" (12 cm x 12 cm)
1041 Pacific & Oriental Ships Ladle - Click for the bigger picture SoldPacific & Oriental Ships Ladle - The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, which is usually known as P&O, is a British shipping and logistics company which dates from 1832. In 1837, the business the company won a contract from the British Admiralty to deliver mail to the Iberian Peninsula and in 1840 they acquired a contract to deliver mail to Alexandria in Egypt In 1847 P&O entered the (then legitimate!) opium trade. Mail contracts were the basis of P&O's prosperity until the Second World War, but the company also became a major commercial shipping line and passenger liner operator. Our ladle carries the classic Rising Sun company logo with a very ornate intertwined P & O initials below. Interestingly the ladle bowl has a very skilled brazed repair dating from a time when we did not live in a throw away society and in our view only adds to the interest. The back is stamped ZA and Elkington Plate. The ladle has age wear commensurate with its age but all in all a super piece for any P & O collector. Measures 7.25” (18 cm)
1167 Item 1167 Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd plates by North Staffordshire Pottery - Click for the bigger picture SoldItem 1167 Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd plates by North Staffordshire Pottery - The Canadian Pacific Steamship Company was established in 1891 and became one of the many shipping companies operating in and out of Liverpool. The company expanded as people emigrating from Europe to North America provided a larger number of passengers and the company also started holiday cruise business. The company is now called CP Ships and is owned by a German conglomerate. Our two plates are finished in white glaze and the reverse clearly marked with the CPS name and the makers are shown as North Staffordshire Pottery Co Ltd of Cobridge, Stoke –on- Trent who operated from 1940-52 on the Globe Pottery site. 1948 they became part of the Lawley Group but were taken over in 1952 Ridgway Potteries. Both plates are in good original condition and measure 6.5” diameter (15.5 cm)
OC336 P & O Ceramic Bowl by Bakewell Brothers Pottery - Click for the bigger picture SoldP & O Ceramic Bowl by Bakewell Brothers Pottery - The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, which is usually known as P&O, is a British shipping and logistics company which dates from 1832. In 1837, the company won a contract from the British Admiralty to deliver mail to the Iberian Peninsula and in 1840 they acquired a further tender to handle mail to Alexandria, Egypt. In 1847 P&O entered the (then legitimate!) opium trade. Mail contracts were the basis of P&O's prosperity until the Second World War, but the company also became a major commercial shipping line and passenger liner operator. Our bowl, finished in white glaze carries an ochre, blue and green pattern and the base has a good clear transfer confirming its origins being the Peninsular & Oriental Steam navigation Company. The bowl was made by Bakewell Brothers England who operated from the Britannic Works, Hanley, Stoke- on- Trent from 1927-1943. The bowl is in good used condition with a few age related marks. Measures 9.75” diameter (24cm)
1009 SS Atlantis English Pewter Tankard - Click for the bigger picture SoldSS Atlantis English Pewter Tankard - Atlantis was built by Harland & Wolff and launched in 1913 as Andes for the Royal Mail Line..She operated on the route between Southampton and the River Plate in South America. In WW1 she served as an armed merchant cruiser. Post war she resumed service on the South American route but in 1930 she was converted and re named S.S. ATLANTIS with accommodation for 450 passengers. In WW11 she was converted and served as hospital ship No.33 and took part evacuating the wounded from the Normandy Beaches as part of Operation Overlord in 1944. Post war she was chartered for 4 years by the New Zealand Government to carry emigrants from the UK to New Zealand until she was finally scrapped at Faslane, Scotland in 1952 after a very full and varied career! Our tankard is a pint capacity and is stamped English Peter as well as carrying the ships name to the front. The tankard is in generally good used condition with some age staining to the metal. We also purchased from same source a further tankard engraved RMS Andes (already sold) and wonder if both were obtained by a long serving crew member ? A fine original souvenir from a fine ship. Measures 4.75” high (12 cm)
3960 HMS Rodney Napkin Ring - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Rodney Napkin Ring - A Nelson-class battleships and named after Admiral Lord Rodney. The Nelsons were the only British battleship with 16 inch guns, and the only ones to carry all the main armament forward of the superstructure. Commissioned in 1927, Rodney served extensively in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean during World War II. She played a major role in the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck in May 1941. Like HMS Emerald, Rodney took part in the Normandy landings, including several coastal bombardments. In poor condition from heavy use and lack of refits, she was scrapped in 1948. Our napkin ring carries a fine enamel crest and is named HMS Rodney. The ring is marked EPNS. The silver plate is showing some age wear to the reverse but looks fine when viewed from the front on display. Measures 2 “ (5.5 cm)
3961 HMS Rodney Tea Spoon - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Rodney Tea Spoon - A Nelson-class battleships and named after Admiral Lord Rodney. The Nelsons were the only British battleship to have 16 inch guns, and the only ones to carry all the main armament forward of the superstructure. Commissioned in 1927, Rodney served extensively in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean during World War II. She played a major role in the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck in May 1941. Like HMS Emerald, Rodney took part in the Normandy landings, including carrying out several coastal bombardments. In poor condition from heavy use and lack of refits, she was scrapped in 1948. We presume our spoon was for a tea caddy or possibly sugar. The top of the stem carries the ships name and crest whilst the reverse is marked EPNS. The spoon shows minor age wear but overall is in excellent condition. Measures 4.5” (10.5 cm)
988 HMS Emerald Napkin ring - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Emerald Napkin ring - Was an Emerald-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy. She was built by Armstrong at Newcastle-on-Tyne, 1918. She was launched in 1920 and commissioned 1926. She was paid off to the reserve fleet in 1937 but recommissioned and served throughout WW11 and had Battle honours for the Atlantic and Normandy in 1944 when she was part of Force K supporting landings on Gold Beach. She was broken up in Scotland in 1948. Our napkin ring carries the ships crest and name as well as the Irish shamrock logo. The back is marked EPNS. The silver plate shows minor age wear but is generally in nice clean condition. Measures 2” (5cm)
2411 RMS Strathmore Toast Rack - Click for the bigger picture SoldRMS Strathmore Toast Rack - Strathmore was an ocean liner of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O).She was the first of five sister ships in what came to be called the "Strath" class and was launched in 1935. In WW11 she was requisitioned and she served for 9 years as government troopship. She was returned to P & O in 1948 but in 1963 she was sold to the Greek owners and renamed Marianna Latsis. She finally scrapped at La Spezia in May 1969. Our toast rack is marked EPNS on the back and Pat Nos 28880. The base carries a brass and enamel plaque featuring the P & O flag, a kings crown and the ships name RMS Strathmore. minor age wear to chrome but an excellent display item from a famous P & O vessel Measures 4” x 3.2" at base (9.5 cm x 8 cm)
1781 Item 1781 Treen Spill or Pen holder made from timbers ex HMS Iron Duke - Click for the bigger picture SoldItem 1781 Treen Spill or Pen holder made from timbers ex HMS Iron Duke - Like the letter holder we have also listed today this item carries a brass plaque reading ‘Made from Teak of HMS Iron Duke Admiral Jellicoe’s Flag Ship Jutland 1916’. HMS Iron Duke was a dreadnought battleship of the Royal Navy, the lead ship of her class, named in honour of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. She was built at Portsmouth Dockyard, and launched in 1912. She served with distinction in WW1 (including at Jutland.) In WW11 she served at Jutland as a Harbour Defence Vessel but was bombed by a German aircraft and had to be beached. She was broken up in 1946 and this spill or pencil holder would date from this time. Finished in polished teak it measures 3.5” high and is 3” in diameter (9 cm high and 5 cm diameter)
1780 Treen Letter Rack made from timbers ex HMS Iron Duke - Click for the bigger picture SoldTreen Letter Rack made from timbers ex HMS Iron Duke - An unusual and decorative example with a brass plaque confirming ‘Made from Teak of HMS Iron Duke Admiral Jellicoe’s Flag Ship Jutland 1916’. HMS Iron Duke was a dreadnought battleship of the Royal Navy, the lead ship of her class, named in honour of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. She was built at Portsmouth Dockyard, and launched in 1912. She served with distinction in WW1 (including at Jutland.) In WW11 she served at Jutland as a Harbour Defence Vessel but was bombed by a German aircraft and had to be beached. She was broken up in 1946 and this letter rack would date from this time. Measures 5”wide x 3.75” tall (12.5 cm wide x 9 cm tall). This actual example was featured in Millers Collectables guide of 2008.
1038 Pacific Steam Navigation Comany Pasty Cutters - Click for the bigger picture SoldPacific Steam Navigation Comany Pasty Cutters - The Pacific Steam Navigation Company was established in 1838 carrying mail and passengers and operated in the Pacific coast of South America, and was the first to use steam ships for commercial traffic in the Pacific Ocean. The company was finally incorporated into Royal Mail Lines in 1938. These two rings, which are made from plated metal, are nicely embossed with the company crest featuring Pacific Steam Navigation around the edge and a crown in the centre. We are not 100% sure of their purpose. One ring is a fraction smaller than the other and it has been suggested they were pastry cutters as they have a rounded ring on the top and a bevelled sharper edge on the bottom although we stand to be corrected on this! The larger ring measures 4” diameter (11.5 cm) and the smaller is 3.75” (9.5cm). Our price is for the pair but happy to sell individually at £15.00 each.
OC334 Royal Navy Cigarette case - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Navy Cigarette case - This example features a Royal Navy crest to the front with a Kings Crown and fouled anchor below. The engine tuned case if chrome plated and carries an oblong plaque on the front for initials or name to be engraved but this has never been done. The spring catch enables the case to be opened. The interior carries and elastic strap to hold the cigarettes in place (Senor Service of course!) and the inside carries a gold effect finish. No makers details od date but believe it dates to WW11. Measures 4.5” x 3.5” (11 cm x 9 cm) Please check out the other military cigarette cases we are also listing today. £28.00
OC99 Set of Royal Navy Ships plaques - Click for the bigger picture SoldSet of Royal Navy Ships plaques - We purchased this set of four shields directly from the family of the Royal Navy Officer who served on the ships HMS Dampier, Scott, Owen and Flamingo during his service career. Dampier was originally named Herne Bay, a bay Class frigate but renamed in 1944 and served as a survey ship. Scott was another survey ship launched 1939. Owen started life as Thurso Bay but renamed Owen in 1944. Finally HMS Flamingo was a sloop launched in 1939 and sold to West Germany in 1959 where she was interestingly renamed Graf Spee! We have displayed these plaques in our own collection since 1999 (in the smallest room in this house!) but after redecoration a new look has been ordered so it is time to re home them. They display so well together so we prefer to leave as a set. Each shield is in oak and measures 7” top to bottom (17 cm) On the back they have a hanging point and all were originally supplied by Horns & Miller Ltd, who were based in Devenport, Plymouth. In good original condition with minor age related wear.
4595 Naval Semaphore Flags - Click for the bigger picture SoldNaval Semaphore Flags - The semaphore flag signalling system was designed by the Chappe brothers in France in the late 18th century. It was soon adopted by other European countries and despite modern technology the system is still used today. Here we have a mint and original set of flags which measure 12” x 14” (30cm x 36cm) with each flag is made from cotton and is divided diagonally into a red and a yellow section with the red in the uppermost triangle. The handles are varnished hardwood and whilst we don’t know their provenance appear to be in unissued condition.
6012 Heavy Duty Rope Ladder - Click for the bigger picture SoldHeavy Duty Rope Ladder - Whilst we have no history with this one looking at the manufacturing quality we believe it to be ex marine issue and possibly Royal Navy. Whilst we say 'issued' the ladder is so good we wonder if it actually ever left the stores? The coir rope looks to be in really good condition and is made up of 20 hardwood steps; we believe the wood to be ash but stand to be corrected. The 20 rungs are mounted with each rung 1 foot apart(30 cm) and the extended length of the ladder is 21 feet (6.4 meters).It is 12" wide (30cm)and at the top end it has two metal fittings designed to bolt the ladder on to a suitable secure attachment point. It is very decorative item and is a real designers piece or perfect for theatrical or film use. This item, like all stock offered on our site, is sold for collectable purposes only. It could well be it is strong enough to be used for its original intended purpose but we can’t guarantee this so if this is your intention re strongly recommended you get it checked out by a suitably qualified person first. More detailed pictures can be supplied on request.
OC327 6 Spoke Teak Bulkhead Ships Wheel and Mount - Click for the bigger picture Sold6 Spoke Teak Bulkhead Ships Wheel and Mount - This one looks exactly as it did when it came out of service! The wheel is made from teak with chromed brass banding and central hub and still fixed to its back plate, drum, wheel mount, spindle and gipsy. This example does not have any makers details but is of a similar design to those made by quality manufacturer Simpson Lawrence. Whilst for sale as a marine collectable the wheel looks to be 100% sound and subject to a full inspection we see no reason why it should not go back to sea. For display purposes in a marine themed room or collection the back board mount can easily be removed. The wheel diameter is 20 ” (51 cm.)
5124a Ships 'In/Out' Cabin Sign Board - Click for the bigger picture SoldShips 'In/Out' Cabin Sign Board - Tom Ferrers–Walker served in the Royal Navy in WW11 and when he left the service he decided to collect a range of Royal Navy artefacts and he dedicated the reminder of his life in assembling one of the most comprehensive private collections in the UK. He put in a tremendous amount of hard work (and cash!) into the collection and was able to purchase items that included ships helms, tread plates and screen badges, tompions, plaques and much else besides. These were initially acquired directly by Mr Ferrers-Walker when the ships were sold out of service and broken up in the period after World War 11 but he continued his hobby right up until the 1990’s when he sourced items from public auctions and private collectors. This Officers In/Out sign board is one of the more modest items from the collection but interesting none the less. Sadly we don’t know what ship it came from but no doubt was originally mounted on an Officers cabin door and it is nice to speculate perhaps that of the Captain? It has clearly been made up on board by the ships carpenter and is made from mahogany with a sliding panel to indicate if the officer is ‘In’ or ‘Out’.This would serve equally well today either ashore or afloat, perhaps on the door of the smallest room in the house? Measures 8.5” x 5.5” (22 cm x 14 cm)
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