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

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Reference Stock Item   Description
4469
Royal Navy Rum Pump - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Navy Rum Pump - Made from copper and brass with a hardwood handle. These were in Royal Navy use from the 19th century and were used to draw the daily rum ration from the keg for distribution to all hands. This tradition was finally abandoned with the last tot to the fleet being issued on 31st July, 1970 - a tradition started in 1667. These pumps were never dated but this example is in very clean condition and is complete with the syphon mechanism with even the leather washer in place. The last example we sold was used on HMS Victorious as recently as WWII. Sadly we have no history with this one but no doubt it would have a story to tell. A museum quality item, so grab this one while you have the opportunity. Measures 41" (104 cm)
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)
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" (30 cm x 36 cm) 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.
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.
2323
Marine Caulking Mallet - Click for the bigger picture SoldMarine Caulking Mallet - This example appears to have never been used and is as crisp as when it was made. Constructed in hardwood with metal bands. These mallets were used to hammer oakum into the seams of wooden ships to make the hulls watertight. 41 cm.
OC44
Royal Navy Rum Pump - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Navy Rum Pump - in copper & brass. Late 19th century, used for drawing daily rum ration from the keg. 101 cm.
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) (77 cm x 16 cm) and 54" (137 cm) extended.
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" (41 cm x 21 cm)
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Ship's Deck Filler Cap - Click for the bigger picture SoldShip's Deck Filler Cap - No, this is not a giant's bath plug hole! It is, however, a filler cap and mount, made from solid brass with screw fitted removable cover which is attached with a safety chain to avoid loss whilst at sea. This would probably have been flush fitted to the ship's deck to give access to either diesel or water tanks. The item's diameter is 7.5" (19 cm) and is 3.5" (8 cm) deep. Great for a classic boat restoration project or possibly shore based applications!
2128
Brass Tiller Yoke with Fitted Pulley Blocks - Click for the bigger picture SoldBrass Tiller Yoke with Fitted Pulley Blocks - Superbly cast from solid brass, this would have been fitted to the top of the rudder on a rowing skiff, Admiral's barge or similar. We are unsure as to its date but possibly late 1800's. It makes a decorative nautical artefact in its own right but would also look amazing on an appropriate classic small craft - just the job for Henley! Measures 17" (43 cm)
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 WWI 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 WWII 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)
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 WWI (including at Jutland.) In WWII 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 WWI (including at Jutland.) In WWII 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.
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)
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)
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 WWII. 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
4470
Royal Navy White Ensign and Flagstaff - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Navy White Ensign and Flagstaff - We purchased this item from the same Naval family as the Red Ensign which was have also listed today. This is a genuine Naval 'White Duster' which is complete with original coir rope. The flagstaff is made from oak with a varnish finish and would appear to have been reduced in length at some stage. Sadly we have no history with it so are unable to say on what ship it originally came from but judging by its size we suspect a smaller vessel such as an Admiral's barge. The ensign, which is in good clean issued condition, is an ideal display size measuring 35" x 18" (89 cm x 46 cm). The flagstaff is 48" (122 cm)
6239
Special Forces Canoe Compass Pattern 9628 - Click for the bigger picture SoldSpecial Forces Canoe Compass Pattern 9628 - Whilst we have had a great variety of naval compasses over the years this is the first dedicated canoe example we have ever seen! This comes complete with its Royal Navy issue deck box marked to the lid 'Delicate Instrument Handle with Great Care', whilst to the front is stencilled 'Canoe Compass Patt 9628'. Inside the box the compass is attached to a cushioned base board and it would appear to have been intended to have been used within the box, which makes sense seeing the very limited space available within a military canoe for instrumentation! The compass, which is finished in matt black paint, is marked 'Serial nos 6916/BHS/214' as well as 'Compass Patt 9228' and a further plaque simply marked TP.The bezel is marked N, E, S, W as well as degrees from 0-360. The bezel can be freed by a locking lever fitted at the 2 o'clock position and can be rotated to indicate a set course and re locked. The compass card swings freely and whilst for sale as a collectable seems to be in good working order. Seeing we have no previous experience of this pattern we can only assume it was intended to be used by SAS and SBS Special Forces canoe sections. The instrument is undated but we feel it is of post WWII issue but we stand to be corrected! Case measures 9" x 9" (23 cm x 23 cm) whilst the compass has a diameter of 5" (13 cm)
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.)
PC200
HMS Anson George V Class Battleship Wheel - Click for the bigger picture SoldHMS Anson George V Class Battleship Wheel - HMS Anson was a King George V class battleship of the Royal Navy, named after Admiral George Anson. Designed to counter the perceived threat from Nazi Germany, five ships of this class were commissioned: HMS King George V, HMS Prince of Wales, HMS Duke of York, HMS Howe and HMS Anson. When her keel was laid down at Swan Hunter, Tyne & Wear in 1937 she was to be called HMS Jellicoe but when launched in 1940 the name was changed to Anson. She displaced 42, 600 tons, was 745 feet long and had a beam of 130 feet. She had a top speed in excess of 27 knots and her main armament was 10 x 14 inch Mk VII guns. HMS Anson was commissioned in 1942 and won Battle Honours in one of the toughest marine environments of WWII, serving in the Arctic 1942-43. Post war, she was the flagship for the 1st Battle Squadron of the British Pacific Fleet and was finally scrapped at Faslane with the surviving ships of her class in 1957/8. This classic six spoke solid teak wheel is engraved on the central brass hub Brown Brothers & Co Ltd Rosebank Edinburgh and is numbered on the reverse 2437. It carries riveted brass banding front and back which has been hand engraved HMS Anson and below the vessel launch date 1940, as well as her Battle Honours Arctic 1942-43. The king post is fitted with a brass thimble to provide a visual indication for the helmsman. The provenance of this wheel is that it was acquired by marine collector extraordinaire Tom Ferrers Walker when Anson was scrapped and was displayed in his collection until his death. It was subsequently purchased directly from his estate and has never been offered on the open market before. Genuine battleship memorabilia hardly every turn up and we are privileged in having acquired this piece of Royal Navy history. Measures 36" diameter (93 cm)
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