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

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Royal Naval Cap, HMS Suffolk Book & Medal Grouping - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Naval Cap, HMS Suffolk Book & Medal Grouping - This lot came in together and while we have no history on the original owner, we assume he served on HMS Suffolk and continued in the Royal Navy post war. The book has embossed on the cover HMS Suffolk and "Nous Maintiendrons" and covers her third commission on the China station. Lavishly illustrated with original photographs, cartoons and diagrams, it covers the period from 1933 to 1935 and is a great reference as it also lists the entire ship's company by name during that period. The white top visor cap carries a bullion naval badge, surmounted by a Queen's Crown and is stamped inside size 6 7/8, Army & Navy Hat & Cap Company, Ltd. The grouping is completed by a set of miniature medals mounted as worn, made up of the Defence medal, the 1939-45 medal and the Army Emergency Reserve medal. In addition, there is a pin back medal ribbon bar indicating the award of the Naval General Service medal, the 1939-45 Star, the Atlantic Star, the Defence medal and the Naval General Service Award from 1915-62.
Royal Navy Admiralty Pattern Log Clocks - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Navy Admiralty Pattern Log Clocks - Named on the dials Samuel Lee Bapty Ltd. Watford and Admiralty pattern 809. One clock has a conventional dial and hands, while the other has no numerals and a single hand that rotates once every 60 minutes. Both dials have some service wear. They have provision for bulkhead mounting and appear never to have had a bezel or glass fitted. Both have mechanical movements in working order, while the reserve are electrical connections marked 10 mins, 1 min, 2 sec, 0.5 sec and com. There is also an instruction for use with pitometer or chernikeeff log. The latter was invented by Mr. V. Chernikeeff, a Russian national in 1917 and over 3, 000 were subsequently fitted to Royal Navy vessels. Diameter 5" (13 cm). For sale as collector's items and would appeal both to ship's log and marine instrument enthusiasts. Price quoted is for the pair.
Kings Town Trader Minto Life Ring - Click for the bigger picture SoldKings Town Trader Minto Life Ring - An original example finished in red with reflective strips and rope surround. Painted with the ship's name in Gothic lettering. Sadly we have no history of the vessel the ring came from, although we have discovered a Minto in the Scottish borders area and also in Canada. The item has some bumps and bangs, no doubt acquired during its life at sea but would make an ideal wall decoration in a seaside pub, seafood restaurant or in a nautical bathroom. For sale as a collector's item only. 30" (75 cm) diameter.
Ship's Navigation Lamp - Click for the bigger picture SoldShip's Navigation Lamp - A high quality example from the port side in exceptionally good condition. The lamp is complete with the original Sherwood burner, reflector and red filter glass. This lamp is one of the few we have seen which has not been converted to electricity and has not been drilled or bodged. The diopic lens has a couple of small chips, but overall in very good condition. The lamp carries a heavy brass plaque which dates it to 22.05.1969 and while the manufacturer is not mentioned, it looks as if it could be made by Harvie. Height, excluding handle 15" (38 cm).
WWII Ship's Bulkhead Lantern - Click for the bigger picture SoldWWII Ship's Bulkhead Lantern - A fine original example that was fitted to HMS Forth, a submarine supply depot ship which was launched in 1938 and served throughout WWII, finally being broken up in 1985. In service the lamp was painted white, but it has now been stripped back to its original bronze. It is complete with an opaque lamp cover and to the reverse it has 3 mounting points for wall or bulkhead mounting. The lamp holder has been replaced, but would require wiring up by a qualified electrician prior to use. Lamp diameter 8" (20 cm) and depth from the mounting brackets is 5" (13 cm)
Marine Fog Horn - Click for the bigger picture SoldMarine Fog Horn - Made from a genuine animal horn with brass fittings and provision for a hanging rope. We are told this came from a large sailing vessel and was held in the cockpit as an auxiliary fog horn in case the main horn should fail. Good working order and very loud. It could not doubt continue to earn its living at sea or would be hard to ignore in the domestic environment. 14" (36 cm)
Kreigsmarine Spannungsmesser by Hartmann & Braun AG - Click for the bigger picture SoldKreigsmarine Spannungsmesser by Hartmann & Braun AG - Manufactured in 1942, this electrical voltage meter comes complete in its original fitted box which is marked with the H&B logo and S.V.K. 9361. It is in excellent original condition and embossed with the same number, the KM eagle and swastika and the code Zb. While it is being sold as a collector's item, it does appear to be in working order and is complete with the original testing cables. Included is a test certificate issued by the company in Frankfurt/Main and dated 9.3.42.
Kreigsmarine WWII Peildiopter - Click for the bigger picture SoldKreigsmarine WWII Peildiopter - A rare example, complete with the original fitted deck box and sighting rods to lid. These instruments were used for taking bearings on targets in conjunction with a compass. Built to typical high Germanic standards in solid brass with original Kreigsmarine paint, it carries a data plate marked Gerat No. 617-14, Werk No. 1802, Anforderz pv14. It also has a fine Kreigsmarine issue plaque with eagle swastika and number 3604. Complete with prism, mirror and filters. Box measurements 9" x 5.5" x 5.5" (23 cm x 14 cm x 14 cm)
Ship's Engine Room Inspection Lamp - Click for the bigger picture SoldShip's Engine Room Inspection Lamp - Finished in polished bronze with a carrying handle to the top. This example is embossed with the code BM28651 and would have been powered by a self contained dry cell battery which was secured within the base of the lantern and protected by a rubber gasket. It would have been illuminated by means of a toggle switch and was designed to be used below decks on Royal Navy and other vessels to carry out inspections in dark, inaccessible conditions or when the main power supply has failed. Whilst on offer as a display item, we believe it would still function as intended, with a suitable battery or could be converted to mains wiring by a qualified electrician. It is heavy and would also make an excellent marine door stop! 6" x 10" (15 cm x 25 cm)
Ship's Gimbal Electric Lamp - Click for the bigger picture SoldShip's Gimbal Electric Lamp - A quality nickel silver example with lead weighted base designed for either table or wall mounting. Probably dates from 1920's and would have been used for cabin lighting on a passenger vessel. Professionally polished, with a new holder and switch fitted and just requires rewiring for many years more service on land or sea. 27 cm. Shade for display purposes only.
No. 2 Submarine Development Group Plaque - Click for the bigger picture SoldNo. 2 Submarine Development Group Plaque - Cast in brass depicting what appears to be an Aladdin's Lamp pierced by a torpedo and a lightning bolt. Below is written "Science Technology Tactics". No. 2 Submarine Development Group was established by the USN in January 1949 for the sole purpose of solving the task of using submarines to detect and destroy enemy submarines. Overall in very good condition and heavy! 19 cm diameter.
Meteorological Office Aneroid Barometer Mk IIB - Click for the bigger picture SoldMeteorological Office Aneroid Barometer Mk IIB - A fine original instrument made by A. T. Reynolds Ltd. London and dated 1944. Originally it would have been used on a weather ship or shore station to record daily changes in barometric pressure. The scale is in millibars and extends to a full circle from 860 to 1050. The dial is marked MO and is in perfect condition, as is the glass. It features an indicating and set hand to show changes in air pressure. The instrument is housed in a brass case with a wall hanging ring attached. A quality instrument in fine, original condition. The diameter measured across the dial is 5.25" (13 cm)
HMS Hood Trench Art - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Hood Trench Art - Made in the form of a naval gun turret in a silver alloy, mounted on a hardwood display stand. To the rear is a brass plaque which has been stamped HMS Hood sunk 24.5.1941 and below a Royal Navy brass uniform button with King's Crown. HMS Hood was blown up and sunk in the action with Bismarck and Prinz Eugen with the sad loss of virtually the entire ship's company with just three of her crew surviving. 5.5" (14 cm)
USS John F. Kennedy Plaque - Click for the bigger picture SoldUSS John F. Kennedy Plaque - Mounted on a pine shield and engraved below "Presented to Commodore J.P.L. Van Dyke and party." The plaque itself is a most attractive example and is cast from brass with a rope border, complete with the ship's number CVA-67. The John F. Kennedy was the last conventionally powered aircraft carrier built by the U.S. Navy. She was launched in 1967, carried 78 aircraft and the ship's company numbered 3117. We understand as of March 2007 she is headed for Mayport, Florida to be decomissioned and layed up at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Grab this little bit of USN history while you can! Plaque diameter 8" (20 cm), shield width 11" (28 cm)
Royal Naval Trench Art Box - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Naval Trench Art Box - A fine example dating to WWI and far superior to most examples we have seen. Beautifully constructed from polished mahogany, it is in the form of a heart with hinged lid and a finely carved Naval crest, surmounted by a king's Crown. Inserted within the lifebelt motif is a black and white period photograph of an unnamed naval officer. We assume the item was presented by him to his wife or girlfriend and was subsequently used to store cosmetics as the aroma still lingers within! It measures 9" (23 cm)
Yacht Tiller - Click for the bigger picture SoldYacht Tiller - Manufactured in oak with square form carved head and attractive original rope knop. Sadly, we have no information on the craft it came from, but the style indicates it could date from the 1930's. Finished in original varnish and showing some age wear. Nice patina and a very decorative display item, or could go back to sea on a classic yacht! Size 41" (106 cm).
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.)
Marine Pelorus no. 7 - Click for the bigger picture SoldMarine Pelorus no. 7 - Manufactured by the well known maker Heath & Co. London. This fine example is set in gimbals and mounted in a hardwood deck box. This features brass fastening hooks and the removable lid is further secured by a leather strap; the side of the box is stencilled Heath's Pelorus No. 7. The inside of the lid carries the maker's original instructions for use. The instrument is in totally original condition with folding sighting vanes and filters. These instruments were used to take the magnetic bearings of objects obscured from the standard compass. This example is not dated, but likely to be from the early part of the 20th century. Case measurements 7.5" x 7.5" x 6" (19 cm x 19 cm x 16 cm)
Waffen WWII Pressure Gauge - Click for the bigger picture SoldWaffen WWII Pressure Gauge - This example was brought back from WWII as a souvenir. The dial is stamped HFSC and dated 1942 and carries a scale from 0 to 160 Kg/Cm. The brass threaded connector is clearly stamped with an eagle and swastika and below WaA300. We have no other information with this item, but it would appear to be a wartime pressure gauge of some description. Original paint showing some wear. Measures 5" (13 cm)
Silver Cigarette Case - Click for the bigger picture SoldSilver Cigarette Case - hallmarked Birmingham 1931 with initials "HJD" and finely engraved inside "From Torpedo men HMS Neptune 1935". HMS Neptune was a Leander class light cruiser launched in 1933 and sunk in Libyan waters on 19th December 1941. 766 of her 767 hands were lost. The sole survivor being Able Seaman John Norman Walton. Further research required, but we must assume that "HJD" went down with his ship.
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