Unusual ad very rare officer's dagger by F.W. Holler Solingen, beautiful blue and gilt engraved blade 25 cm long with a sailing ship, ivory grip with, wire portepee and green washer. Decorated scabbard with anchors, a warship, foliated motives etc.
Dagger, fittings and original case in magnificent condition.
Total length: 42 cm
Nice Imperial Prussian commemorative pilot stickpin or lapel pin. Terrific aged look and back mark indicates 800 silver content. Very nice flyer related piece.
Great looking matched pair of panzer collar tab skulls. Round eyes and triangle nose Danziger style skulls. Silver wash finish is in near perfect and the pair are correctly magnetic. The posts on reverse are intact. Very n ice pair.
This is a rare .44 caliber cannon screw barrel of 3 1/2 inches with London proof marks and Thomas Ketland's proof on the underside. Thomas Ketland & Co. was a gun maker founded in Birmingham, England around 1760. Thomas Sr. was a very successful gun maker who started his business around 1760 and expanded into the export market around 1790...
This is a fabulous sword from the Civil War era belonging to non-regulation foot officers produced by Clauberg Solingen. The specs are as follow:
Slightly curved 32 inch (81.28) Iron Proof blade with two panels etched with scrolling florals, the uppermost with US on one side and Federal eagle on the other. Ricasso with maker's marking for W. Clauberg...
This is an authentic pair of the 19 century Mughal engraved iron axes with hand-hammered,gilded details, design, and workmanship. There are hand-engraved floral ornaments all over the axes.
One axe measures 33 ½” tall, 7 1/4" wide, and 3” deep, and the other axe measures 33 ½ " tall, 8" wide, and 3" deep...
Goodness, what a cool niche piece. This might not click with many collections but if odd aviation or Eastern European volunteer is of interest I don't know where one might ever find another example. This is an 835 silver hallmarked qualification badge for a Slovakian air force mechanic. A no doubter with a gorgeous uncleaned, untouched patina. Great item.
This sword is not repeat is not a glitzy trashy replica produced for the grand tour crowd by Toledo-It is an early 19thc or late 18thc- hand forged steel Spanish sword in the traditional style of EL CID-sharp blade is hand forged, beveled and honed- tip is razor sharp--it is a fighting sword and not a decorative toy. No repairs or scabbard-no rust but blade has black spotting-grip is steel wrapped-39.5 inches long-sword has heft
This sword is not repeat is not a glitzy trashy replica produced for the grand tour crowd by Toledo-It is an early 19thc or late 18thc- hand forged steel Spanish sword in the traditional style of EL CID-sharp blade is hand forged, beveled and honed- tip is razor sharp--it is a fighting sword and not a decorative toy. No repairs or scabbard-no rust but blade has black spotting-grip is steel wrapped-37.5 inches long-sword has heft
Gorgeous example of a rare dagger. N.P.E.A. student dagger with bottom crossguard marked N.58 . This is an early number and the "N" indicates the school to be Naumburg/Saale. Students had the option of engraving the school on the upper crossguard and this one is indeed engraved N.P.E.A. Naumburg/Saale. I believe the upper engravings were done upon graduation. The blade is an extremely nice example with very minor age wear and cross graining still showing...
Very nice 18thc Ottoman Turk flintlock blunderbuss--piece is complete with extensive marking on barrel by maker-piece shows wear-has brass furniture-very minor rust with brass butt plate starting to separate-21 inches long-has strap buckle, so probably used by cavalry-hardwood stock
Rare Sudanese double bladed Haldie fighting dagger-has polished bone grip-both blades engraved on both sides near hilt--one engraving depicts abstract of human- leather scabbards show wear--blades in good shape-25 inches long
antique Scottish Skene Dhu dagger with silver mounts on scabbard and and grip -faceted cut topaz at pommel-part of blade serrated-wood grip has intentional curve for easy clasp-minor wear to carved wood grip and leather scabbard--8 inches long in scabbard
This is a great looking WWI German patriotic pin or brooch. The center is a transparent dome with an Imperial navy flag. Around that is a laurel wreath with bow. Around that layer is an attractive blue enamel field with gold colored border. Very nice piece; One would think maybe for the wife of a sailor. A little over 4cm wide.
Age: c.a. 18th Century.
Origin: Ottoman, Turkey.
Description: A magnificent Yataghan (Ottoman sword) featuring a bone handle and silver wire decorations on both sides of Damascus blade. Turkish poems are inlayed on one side and owner’s name “Hassan” on the other side. The sword is In very good condition. The sword also comes with a black leather scabbard which shows a bit of wear.
Dimensions: 78 cm long
This is a rare medal with great history behind it. This commemorative war medal was instituted by Elector (Kurfürst) Wilhelm II on 14 March 1821 to recognize Hessian soldiers who took part in the second and final round of the Napoleonic Wars 1814-1815. Inscribed on the edge is "AUS EROBERTEM GESCHÜTZ" which translates to "From captured cannon", indicating that the metal used for this decoration was from a cannon captured at Waterloo...
For sale is this good WW2 RAF issue Bulova A11 pilots or navigators watch, dated 1941. Full Bulova case marking to the case back and then further inscribed with the RAF issue markings for RAF use. The watch retains a high proportion of its original plate, its original dial and hand set that are in excellent condition, it also contains its rare moisture paper disc to the case movement and its original movement dust cover...
Absolutely lovely Imperial German war veteran flag or standard or banner. Whatever it is it is gorgeous and shows the manufacturing techniques of a bygone time. The flag has a nice, solid cotton base and sandwiched by a silk layer on each side. As is usually the case with such flags the silk has been damaged. It just doesn't take a very long period of neglect to ruin silk. Luckily the embroidery and bullion is anchored to the cotton so no details or trim work is lost...