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  • Medals & Militaria Plus Stamps, Postcards, Coins, Cigarette Cards & Banknotes

    Friday 20 August 2010 10:30

    ELR AuctionsThe Sheffield Saleroom

    The Nichols Building Shalesmoor

    S3 8UJ

  • Lot: 1Early XX Century Church Lads Brigade Uniform with Chester shoulder titles and collar dogs and fitted with brass buttons by Dowler. Estimate: 30.00 - 40.00

    Lot: 2An Early XX Century Four Pocket Khaki Drill or Tropical Service Tunic, with the Rifle Brigade (Prince Consorts Own) black horn buttons. Estimate: 60.00 - 80.00

    Lot: 3A Reichsarbeitsdienst of RAD Tunic, stamped 'Max Wenzel, Breslau' and other marks to inner. Estimate: 60.00 - 80.00

    Lot: 4A Seaforth Highlanders Uniform, comprising green tunic with wing epaulettes with white trim and white metal buttons bearing thistle, Mackenzie tartan kilt and plaid, brown leather and horses hair sporran with white metal thistle mount to front, and a circular white metal brooch with large amber inset. Estimate: 80.00 - 120.00

    Lot: 5A Post War British Army Helmet, MKIV by Briggs Motor Bodies Ltd and dated 1953, with later liner; An Early XX Century O.R'S Service Dress Tunic by Silberston & Sons; a Dutch M1895 Hembrug bayonet (damaged); a Spanish dagger, brass guard with wire bound grip, Toledo blade; a Bernard's 'Manual of Guerilla Tactics' booklet :- One Box Estimate: 30.00 - 40.00

    Lot: 6A Great War Memorial Plaque (Woolwich Arsenal) for 22262 Pte Horatio James Lloyd, of the Royal West Surrey Rgt; together with an IWGC payment slip and facsimile documents, noting that he is buried at Pernoise Cemetery. Estimate: 40.00 - 60.00

    Lot: 7Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Tam O'Shanter, made by A&J Gelfer and stamped 1941 with war department arrow, white metal badge; WWII Period Peak Cap, with KOYLI bi-metal badge, together with a silk embroidery bearing KOYLI insignia, a Union Jack flag, three army belts and a soldiers guide. Estimate: 30.00 - 50.00

    Lot: 8A Mid XX Century RAMC Uniform, the tunic bearing Staff Sergeant insignia, visor cap by J Collett of London and stamped 1962 with WD arrow; an RAF canvas kit bag. Estimate: 20.00 - 30.00

    Lot: 9Two Kangol Berets, together with four visor caps bearing various badges including West Riding regiment and Dutch Police. Estimate: 30.00 - 40.00

    Lot: 10Eight EIIR Period Anodised Cap Badges, including Royal Scots, Highland Light Infantry, 16th (Queens Lancers) etc on two cloth backed display frames. Estimate: 40.00 - 60.00

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  • Lot: 11Military Ephemera - a brass and copper bugle, two military band drum ice buckets, two brass model cannons on wooden plinths and a small glazed display box bearing four late XX Century badges, a hand quilted embroidered cushion depicting Guardsmen :- Two Boxes Estimate: 40.00 - 60.00

    Lot: 12The Aero Field, published by Francis J Field, sixty editions printed 1937-1943, loose bound in publisher's folders, with three further single issues. Estimate: 35.00 - 45.00

    Lot: 13Military Reference - Julian Paget - The Coldstream Guards 1650-2000; Adrian Greaves - Rorke's Drift; John Retallack - The Welsh Guards; Oliver Lindsay - Once A Grenadier; and others, generally Near Mint in dustjackets; together with a complete Lord Roberts Memorial Stamp Album (approximately 40) :- Two Boxes Estimate: 30.00 - 40.00

    Lot: 14General Reference - Fourteen titles relating guns, their collecting and maintenance including Ian V Hogg's The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Firearms and FWA Hobart's Pictorial History of The Sub Machine Gun. Estimate: 15.00 - 25.00

    Lot: 15An Early XX Century Continental Sword, 88cms curved blade with crowned makers mark slightly obscured by the hilt, lions head pommel with screw nut. Estimate: 50.00 - 80.00

    Lot: 16A US 1913-17 Bayonet, WD and other stamps to both ricasso, in scabbard. Estimate: 15.00 - 25.00

    Lot: 17A Wilkinson Dress Sword, 76cms blade with cruciform hilt, wire spiral bound plastic grip, with matching scabbard. Estimate: 50.00 - 70.00

    Lot: 18A Japanese WWII Officers Katana by Ido Hidetoshi, the 67cms curved blade with applied hamon, the pierced brass tsuba stamped with two figures of eight, rayskin same, with a single floral menuki to each side, the saya with copper mounts. Estimate: 600.00 - 800.00

    Lot: 19A Japanese WWII Officers Katana, the 70cms curved blade with copper habaki, white metal seppa, iron tsuba marked with characters within a circle, rayskin same with single neuki to each side, leather bound saya. Estimate: 400.00 - 600.00

    Lot: 20A Post War Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife, third pattern and unmarked, with brown leather scabbard; Together with a Bowie Knife, stag grip with white metal pommel. (2) Estimate: 20.00 - 30.00

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  • Lot: 21An American Mark I Trench Fighting Knife by Landers, Frary & Clark, the 16.5cms double edged blade leading to brass hilt with knuckle duster style guard, the grip impressed "U.S 1918 L.F&C-1918", with 'skull crusher' pommel. Estimate: 100.00 - 150.00

    Lot: 22A French Chassepot Bayonet, worn; A Mock Percussion Pistol. (2) Estimate: 10.00 - 20.00

    Lot: 23A Large Bowie Style Knife, the 31cm steel blade etched with blackleaf decoration surrounding the legend 'Remember the Alamo', brass guard, wooden hilt with brass rivets. 50cm long, brown leather sheath. Estimate: 30.00 - 40.00

    Lot: 24A Large Bowie Knife, the 31cm steel blade marked 'Bell Bowie Knife Co, Sheffield, England', brass guard, wooden hilt with brass rivets, 50cm long, brown leather sheath. Estimate: 30.00 - 40.00

    Lot: 25A Bowie Knife Made to Commemorate the 1964 Olympic Games, the 24cm steel blade with false edge and acid etched "Olympic Games Tokyo 1964, Gold Medals Mary Rand, Ann Packer, Ken Matthews, Lynn Davies", brass guard, rosewood hilt with finger notches, 38cm long, leather sheath. Estimate: 40.00 - 60.00

    Lot: 26A Gras Bayonet, Chatellerault Arsenal 1876, stamps to ricasso, in original scabbard; together with a WWI period detonator box, leather front with brass cock. Estimate: 45.00 - 55.00

    Lot: 27A Certificate of Service for Cyril Spencer Warwick RAMC, bearing the order of the garter and published by Reid & Co, in the original folder. Lithographed life saving certificates for the same, with two lithographs. A Russian linen flag. Estimate: 15.00 - 25.00

    Lot: 28A Small Quantity of RAF Related Photographs, an RAF/Polish Resettlement Corps brochure dated 1946, a USAF Star identifier and a spotter's guide. Estimate: 30.00 - 40.00

    Lot: 29After WH Overend "The Hero of Trafalgar" Chromolithograph Published by The Illustrated Sporting And Dramatic News 1898, The Battlefields of Marne 1914 illustrated Michelin Guide, VG; Army & Navy General Price List 1933-34, and three others. (6) Estimate: 30.00 - 40.00

    Lot: 30A Range of Items, Often Military, and regularly relating to the 'Home Guard'. Estimate: 50.00 - 100.00

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  • Lot: 31A Quantity of Ephemera Relating to 7524176 Sgt Frank Cartledge, including medal miniatures, transfer certificates, his RAMC insignia, service and pay book, together with a Malta 50th Anniversary medal. Estimate: 15.00 - 25.00

    Lot: 32A Blue Sash Bearing York and Lancaster, Royal Artillery and Staff Sergeant Insignia, and mounted with four WWII medals including Burma Star; two Great War period photographs of soldiers, and two pottery tiles for the USS De Wert mounted on a wooden plaque. Estimate: 30.00 - 40.00

    Lot: 33A Small Quantity of WWI Documents and Ephemera Relating to 86641 Corporal Ambrose Lockwood, Machine Gun Corps, and a 1914 George V Christmas tin. Estimate: 10.00 - 20.00

    Lot: 34A WWI M14 105mm Shell, converted into a hanging bell; two smaller brass shells converted into vases with lattice decoration; a pair of 3-BTT-66 shells converted into modern "trench art" vases, each bearing EIIR period Royal Horse Artillery badges. (5) Estimate: 30.00 - 50.00

    Lot: 35Eight Small Models of Various Cannons, all with brass or other metal barrels, and two brass anchor paperweights. Estimate: 20.00 - 30.00

    Lot: 36A Brass Trench Art Style Chamberstick, together with a brown leather shot flask. (2) Estimate: 15.00 - 25.00

    Lot: 37A Trench Art Desk Piece Brass Model of a De Havilland "Albatross", on a wooden plinth, 19cms high, 33cms wide. Estimate: 30.00 - 40.00

    Lot: 38Clifford Saber - The Desert Rat Sketch Book. 1959 First Edition. VF in slipcase; The Eighth Army 1941-1943. HMSO publication. (2) Estimate: 15.00 - 25.00

    Lot: 39Field Marshall, Viscout Montgomery, The Path to Leadership, Collins 1961 First Edition, signed by the author to the title page. Estimate: 50.00 - 75.00

    Lot: 40British Infantry Cap and Other Badges - Royal Berkshire brass helmet plate centre, four loops, West Yorkshire bi-metal helmet plate centre, three loops (one damaged) and a bi-metal cap badge for the same; Lincolnshire Yeomanry brass cap badge, two copper lugs; seven other bi-metal badges including Cheshire and Norfolk Regiments, all with sliders. (11) Estimate: 30.00 - 40.00

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  • Lot: 41A Royal Artillery Busby Badge and Plume, together with two spurs, both with indistinct military