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

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5114 HMS Undine Royal Navy Life Ring - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Undine Royal Navy Life Ring - An original example from the U Class Destroyer launched in 1943 and adopted by the town of Windermere. She won battle honours in the Mediterranean, the Adriatic, the Normandy Landings and Okinawa. She was finally broken up in 1965 when the ring was recovered and formed part of the famous Ferrers Walker Collection. The condition could be described as "shabby chic" with some wear to the transfers, although the ship's crest featuring a mermaid diving into the sea is still clearly visible. Measures 31" (79cm)
5113 HMS Ajax Royal Navy Life Ring - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Ajax Royal Navy Life Ring - An original example from the Leander class light cruiser launched in 1934 and was famously involved in the Battle of the River Plate where she was badly damaged by the Graf Spee. Her Battle Honours also include the Mediterranean, Patapan, Greece, Crete, Malta convoys, Agean, the D Day Landings and South France. Ajax was finally broken up in 1949 at which time this ring was recovered and previously formed part of the Ferrers Walker Collection. Measures 31" (79cm)
735 Wills' Ships' Crest Cigarette Cards - Click for the bigger picture SoldWills' Ships' Crest Cigarette Cards - Here we have a full set made up of 50 original cigarette cards issued by W. D. & H. O. Wills of Bristol and London in 1925. The set, which would have been collected individually from 50 packets of cigarettes, are all different with the crest printed in full colour and the motto detailed below. On the reverse of the cards is some background information on the individual ship including name, class, tonnage, armour and date of launch. Many famouse vessels of the Royal Navy are detailed including HMS Hood, Argus, Vindictive and Repulse. The set comes in a display folder but would benefit from being framed and glazed.
2198 Original Boot Hook with Brass Tip - Click for the bigger picture SoldOriginal Boot Hook with Brass Tip - This particularly attractive example features a double hook end and the casting details the name 'Lugline' which we assume was either the maker or the brand name. The pole, which is made from oak, is c. 78” end to end (198 cm) A fine display item or an ideal accessory for the classic boat in your life!
553 Original Boat Hook with Brass Tip - Click for the bigger picture SoldOriginal Boat Hook with Brass Tip - The shaft is made from a hard wood and all is in excellent condition. Would suit a classic boat or would make an equally good display item in a nautical collection. Measures 75" (171cm)
913 Ship's Bookcase in Mahagony and Marine Ply - Click for the bigger picture SoldShip's Bookcase in Mahagony and Marine Ply - When purchased we were advised this bookcase was originally fitted to an RAF Air Sea Rescue Launch and recovered when the vessel was scrapped; painted on the back is the number 1491. In good original condition but could possible benefit from sanding and revarnishing. Measures 22.5" x 15.5" (58cm x 39cm)
451 Yacht or Launch Steps by Simpson Lawrence & Co, Ltd. - Click for the bigger picture SoldYacht or Launch Steps by Simpson Lawrence & Co, Ltd. - This is a small set, probably used to assist crew entering or exiting the cockpit area. The entire unit folds flat when not in use. Fitted with a Simpson Lawrence makers brass plaque with other chrome on brass fittings. Some wear to the original varnish but in generally sound condition. We use a similar example as a book case in a nautically themed cloakroom. Measures 16" x 8.25" (41cm x 21cm)
24 Diver's Helmet & Boots Storage Stand - Click for the bigger picture SoldDiver's Helmet & Boots Storage Stand - Made of mahogany with a curved top which is contoured to take the breast plate of a hard hat diver's helmet. Below is storage space for the diver's weighted boots. The mahogany is in excellent condition with a varnish finish. The stand does not have any identification marks but we estimate it probably dates from the 1970's or 1980's. Perfect for displaying a diver's helmet and associated equipment. Measures 19" x 15.6" x 25.6" (48cm x 39cm x65cm)
829 Yacht or Launch Boarding Ladder - Click for the bigger picture SoldYacht or Launch Boarding Ladder - Probably made by Davy & Company, London. Manufactured from mahogany and finished in varnish with chrome plated brass fittings. Can be stored folded when not in use and by releasing the hook, can be extended to double its length. While for sale as a collector's item, we believe these steps could be used for their intended purpose although we own a similar set of steps which make a very fine book case in a nautically themed cloakroom! Measures 30.6" x 6" (folded) (77cm x 16cm) and 54" (137cm) extended.
6003a C.E. Heinke 3 bolt 4 light Lightweight Harbour Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldC.E. Heinke 3 bolt 4 light Lightweight Harbour Helmet - This scarce Heinke is a real 'sleeper' having been with the previous owner since he acquired it while living in Bahrain in the 1960's. It served with a Diving Services company in the island who were laying cables at the time. The brass makers plaque to the corselet reads C.E.Heinke Established 1820, 87, Grange Rd, London S.E.1. The plaque, despite somewhat over zealous polishing of the helmet, still exhibits some of its original blue paint. The faceplate is hinged and the spitcock is located on the left side of the hat to allow operation by the divers right hand. The helmet has access points for two coms connectors although it is lacking the the communication system. It has one exhaust valve fitted to the rear. The inside shows exactly the patina and age wear you would expect of the real deal and we are happy to issue a 100% guarantee on the originality of this item and it is definitely not one of the convincing replicas currently being surfacing on the market. Grab yourself a piece of diving history while you can;this one won't be with us long!
322 Ship's Copper & Brass Drip Tray - Click for the bigger picture SoldShip's Copper & Brass Drip Tray - These are often mis-identified but were designed to hang below a ship's skuttle (porthole) to catch water that has condensed on the inside of the glass. We have seen them described as spill holders or holy water receptacles but now you know better! It has clearly seen some use but still in good issued condition with brass hanging clips intact. Measures 8" (19cm)
5558 HMS Ark Royal Brass Plaque - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Ark Royal Brass Plaque - We believe this item to be from the Ark launched in 1950 and withdrawn from service and broken up in 1980. The plate is nicely engraved with the ship's name and was removed from the foreway electrical link box and marked no. 53131, 220 volts and features a wiring diagram listing millivolt drop values. The detail is engraved into the brass which is of a very solid built quality. Any item which served on the Ark is hugely desirable to collectors and moreso seeing our government has chosen to scrap the current Ark despite having no replacement for her in the foreseeable future - but we are antique dealers and what do we know about defence and politics? Grab yourself a piece of naval history whilst you can! Measures 7.5" x 8.5" (19cm x 21cm)
5178 HMS Ajax Wreck Artifacts - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Ajax Wreck Artifacts - Mounted within a glazed collector's display board and featuring 12 items recovered from the wreck. HMS Ajax was a ship of the line launched in 1798 and took part in the battles of Cape Finisterre and Trafalgar in 1805 before being lost to a disastrous fire in 1807 during the Dardenelles operation. The fire started accidentally in the bread-room and blew up off the island of Tenedos with the loss of 250 men, many of whom had fought at Trafalgar. The relics displayed included 2 broad arrow marked nails and assorted items of copper, one assumes from the ship's hull which survived the fire. A possibly unique set with a direct connection to the most famous battle in British history. Frame measurements 12.5" x 8.5" (31cm x 21cm)
PC171 Superb Antique Sideboard/Dresser from a Gentleman's Yacht - Click for the bigger picture SoldSuperb Antique Sideboard/Dresser from a Gentleman's Yacht - Please note we have just reduced the price of this gorgeous item of furniture by a massive 35% as the owner needs the space, so grab a bargain while you can! It is both practical and decorative and while probably not unique, we suspect you would be hard pressed to find another to match it. This is a family item which we are marketing on behalf of the owners. It was purchased many years ago in the port of Falmouth, Cornwall. Sadly we have no specific history with it but the current owner was told it was removed from a gentleman's yacht. It is made from solid mahogany with 9 drawers, 2 of which are deep cellarette, both drawers with room to store up to 18 bottle of the captain's favourite grog! It also features a central cellarette cupboard with 3 shelves. A row of 3 top drawers surmount 6 smaller drawers which have brass handles and dove tailed joints. The base features 3 trap door style compartments which we are told would have given access to the bilges. The top of the dresser features a brass fiddle rail to prevent the loss of plates and glasses in a rolling sea. A wonderful hidden feature of this stunning item is the rear mirror which operates in the fashion of a sash window and glides down on a weight and pulley system to provide access to a serving hatch that separated the saloon from the galley when in service. This item is currently in Cornwall and ideally we would prefer collection by the purchaser but UK delivery may be possible by separate negotiation. It is extremely heavy, as you would expect for a piece of this quality but it will disassemble for transit. You certainly won't find one of these in Ikea! Width 54" (137cm), depth 26" (67cm), height to work surface 39" (99cm), height to top of mirror 75" (190cm)
5147 HMS Courageous Fire Screen - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Courageous Fire Screen - Made of varnished timber, the front of the screen is dated 1936-39 and carries an image of the ship's crest and motto "Courageux Et Fougueux". HMS Courageous (pennant no. 50) was built as a cruiser in WWI but was decommissioned post war and rebuilt as an aircraft carrier launched in 1928. She was torpedoed and sunk by U-29 off the coast of Ireland on 17th September, 1939 with the sad loss of her captain and 518 of her crew. We had no provenance with the screen but assume it was made by a member of her crew who served on her between 1936 and 1939 and can only hope he was not one of the hands lost when she sank. Measures 25" x 18" (64cm x 46cm)
5123 HMS Tally-Ho Presentation Plaque - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Tally-Ho Presentation Plaque - With engraved plate "To HMS Tally-Ho from the submarine force US Atlantic Fleet 21st October, 1949. HMS Tally-Ho was a T class submarine no. P317 and launched in December, 1942. She is the only ship in the Royal Navy to carry this name. She had an illustrious career sinking the Japanese cruiser Koma and the German U-boat UIT-23, both in 1944. She was nearly lost in a collision with a Japanese torpedo boat but made it back to port where parts of the attacker's phosphor bronze propeller were discovered in her ballast tanks! She survived the war and was finally broken up in 1967. The plaque measures 10.5" (26cm) and appears to have been mounted somewhere within the submarine, possibly the wardroom.
PC169 1st Rate Ship of the Line Gun Deck Diorama - Click for the bigger picture Sold1st Rate Ship of the Line Gun Deck Diorama - A super scratch built model depicting a fascinating glimpse into a typical gun deck of a Royal Navy Man of War circa 1800. This model is built to exhibition standard and depicts two guns, one run out for action while the other is in the off duty position. Gun crews of the time consisting of 12 men and a boy (the powder monkey!) and when properly trained a crew could reload and fire within 90 seconds. The detail shown in staggering and gives a glimpse of what life must have been like below decks at the time of the Battle of Trafalgar. Modelled in 1/23rd scale, the diorama comes complete in a wooden transit box and measures approx. 10" x 9" (26cm x 23cm)
5094 RAN Submarine Service Commemorative Ashtray - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAN Submarine Service Commemorative Ashtray - This example is a first for us! While we have had similar examples showing Australia in relief, they have always features WWII aircraft. This one, however, details a WWII submarine and is engraved on the deck Australia, South Pacific and is dated 1947. The ashtray base features Australia with a kangaroo to the centre and surrounded by the major towns and cities. Made from cast brass or bronze, it was originally chrome plated but this has mostly worn away over time. A fine commemorative piece celebrating the war in the Pacific. Measures 9.5" (24cm)
4037 Royal Navy Trenchart Submarine E44 - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Navy Trenchart Submarine E44 - The sub is manufactured from cast alloy in relief and is mounted on an oval piece of scrap Bakalite or similar material engraved with the submarine designation E44. This submarine was launched in 1916 and was sold out of service in 1921 and we imagine this item was made by a crew member. A fine example of trenchart from the early days of the submarine service.
4549 Early Royal Navy Trenchart Submarine - Click for the bigger picture SoldEarly Royal Navy Trenchart Submarine - Manufactured from scrap brass and is mounted in relief on a hardwood mahogany display board. Sadly we have no information on the hands that made it, or of the submarine which is depicted but in all probability made by an original crew member as a gift. The detail possibly indicates a D class boat which served in WWI but if any visitor to the site can suggest a more accurate identity, please let us know. Board measures 14" x 7" (36cm x 18cm)
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