Military, History & Transportation Sale

East Bristol Auctions
Hanham Business Park 1
Memorial Road
BS15 3JE Bristol
United Kingdom
[email protected] · +44 (0)117 967 1000

Date of the auction: 15.11.2019

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STUNNING 1954 VINCENT BLACK SHADOW 998cc MOTORCYCLE / MOTORBIKE

An incredibly rare 1954 Vincent ' Black Shadow ' 998cc motorcycle. Registration: LOY 486. Colour: Black Engine No: F10AB1B10120 Frame No: RC12020B Casing No: B91V A stunning example of a Vincent Black Shadow motorcycle. 20,000 genuine miles, and fully registered with the Vincent Owner's Club. Matching frame numbers, and also matching casing numbers. Fitted with all the period extras - a hand...

Price: £75,000 - £125,000
ca. US$96,658 - US$161,098

Date: 15 Nov 2019

RARE WWII SECOND WORLD WAR PARACHUTE REGIMENT BADGE

A rare original WWII Second World War British Army ' Parachute Regiment ' economy plastic / bakelite cap badge. Complete with both original brass lugs to verso, and with no distortion. Rare example...

Price: £40 - £60
ca. US$51 - US$77

Date: 15 Nov 2019

RARE WWI FIRST WORLD WAR HUGHES & SONS NAMED POCKET SEXTANT

A rare WWI First World War Hughes & Son Ltd made soldier's pocket sextant. Both the brass casement and instrument stamped ' Hughes & Son Ltd, No.2517, 1915 ' and stamped with the broad arrow. Appears in working order, complete with both of its red / green lenses. Within its original fitted leather case, which has been punched with the name ' R. Stafford ' and dated 1915. Rare field instrument...

Price: £60 - £80
ca. US$77 - US$103

Date: 15 Nov 2019

WWI FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIAL PLAQUE & MEDAL GROUP - BRISTOL

A local interest WWI First World War medal pair and memorial / death plaque awarded to a 14061 Private Harry Heaven Gerrish of the 12th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Comprising: his War Medal and 1914-15 Star - both with original ribbons. The Memorial Plaque for ' Harry Heaven Gerrish '. Killed in action 03/09/1916, and originally from Montpelier, Bristol. A poignant medal group. Consigned...

Price: £150 - £250
ca. US$193 - US$322

Date: 15 Nov 2019

WWII SECOND WORLD WAR GERMAN ADOLF HITLER PAINTED MINIATURE

A rare WWII Second World War (likely pre-war) hand painted miniature painting of German Nazi Party Third Reich leader Adolf Hitler. Likely on porcelain, the miniature depicts Hitler in a half length pose, his NSDAP pin clearly visible. Incredibly well painted portrait miniature, mounted in a bone and shell worked octagonal frame (one section of bone missing). Signed, but illegible. A rare and...

Price: £60 - £80
ca. US$77 - US$103

Date: 15 Nov 2019

RARE ANTIQUE GERMAN NAZI PARTY BROWNSHIRT ELASTOLIN FIGURES

Two rare antique c1930's German made Elastolin model soldier figures - both ' Brown Shirts ', each hand painted, including the Nazi Party armband to each. Makers marks to base for Elastolin. Rare figures. Tallest approx; 7cm...

Price: £30 - £50
ca. US$38 - US$64

Date: 15 Nov 2019

RARE WWII ESCAPE & EVASION DOMINO WITH SECRET MAP

An incredibly rare original WWII Second World War ' Escape Domino ' - comprising of a secret map hidden within a domino. The top faux ivory-section removes to reveal a small section of a map showing Germany and Poland. A rare and fascinating piece of military history...

Price: £50 - £80
ca. US$64 - US$103

Date: 15 Nov 2019

WWI FIRST WORLD WAR DEATH / MEMORIAL PLAQUE / PENNY BRISTOL ROVERS

An original WWI First World War Memorial Plaque / Death Penny medal named to a ' William Frankham ', of Bristol - one time Bristol Rovers Football player / footballer. Supplied within its original card envelope, and accompanied by a photograph of Frankham in uniform. Accompanying the plaque is a post-WWI newspaper cutting, the first paragraph of which details 'the late W. Frankham who later played...

Price: £100 - £200
ca. US$128 - US$257

Date: 15 Nov 2019

RARE ' VOTES FOR WOMEN ' SUFFRAGETTE CLOTH ARM PATCHES

Two rare Edwardian Suffragette ' Votes For Women ' cloth clothing patches. The first being a rectangular ' Votes For Women ' patch in the three colours of the WSPU - Purple, White & Green. The second in the shape of a shield in back and green. The largest (shield) measuring approx; 6cm tall. Rare...

Price: £80 - £120
ca. US$103 - US$154

Date: 15 Nov 2019

INCREDIBLY RARE WWII LUFTWAFFE NOSE ART FROM A FOCKE WULF

An incredibly rare original WWII Second World War German Nazi Luftwaffe aircraft wreckage piece of nose-art. Recovered from a shot down Focke Wulf 190 Fighter JG-300 . The aluminium panel being painted with the squadron insignia of a warthog, with elongated tongue within a yellow circle. The alloy section measuring approx; 40cm x 50cm. Rare...

Price: £400 - £600
ca. US$515 - US$773

Date: 15 Nov 2019

RARE WWI FIRST WORLD WAR INTEREST LLOYD GEORGE EGG CUP

A rare WWI First World War / Great War interest ceramic egg cup. Printed shield to front, with a quote from David Lloyd-George to reverse, and a dedication to the base which reads; 'Made by the girls of Staffordshire during the Winter of 1917, while the boys were in the trenches fighting for liberty and civilization! '. To the inside of the cup is a small panel which reads ' Dedicated To The...

Price: £40 - £60
ca. US$51 - US$77

Date: 15 Nov 2019

ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY

A rare and unique 19th century photograph album likely owned by a Cadet at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Appearing to date around 1880, the album is filled with photographs of both the building, and the cadets / soldiers within it. Included are: several views of parades, view of the Gymnasium, West Library, ' The Workshop ', several period photographs of humorous sketches / cartoons...

Price: £100 - £200
ca. US$128 - US$257

Date: 15 Nov 2019

ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY BAKER TYPE FLINTLOCK RIFLE

An antique 19th century Baker type flintlock rifle having a traditional shaped wooden stock stamped 239, brass butt plate, brass trigger & trigger guard, long steel barrel with sighted end. The lockplate being unmarked with steel cock, frizzen, pan and frizzen spring. Measures; 122cm overall...

Price: £400 - £600
ca. US$515 - US$773

Date: 15 Nov 2019

PAUL CUMMINS TOWER OF LONDON CERAMIC WWI POPPY

Paul Cummins and Tom Piper - An original ceramic poppy from the art installation 'Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red' shown at the Tower of London between 5th August and 11th November 2014, to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War WWI. With certificate, booklet and original packaging. Rare...

Price: £100 - £200
ca. US$128 - US$257

Date: 15 Nov 2019

WWI FIRST WORLD WAR IMPERIAL GERMAN CAST IRON HINDENBURG PLAQUE

A good early to mid-20th century WWI First World War period cast iron wall plaque depicting ' Generalfeldmarschall Von Hindenburg '. Cast iron, raised in relief portrait of Hindenburg, cold painted and signed by the painter. Raised notation to base. An impressive period plaque. Measures approx; 40cm x 30cm...

Price: £100 - £200
ca. US$128 - US$257

Date: 15 Nov 2019

ORIGINAL PRE-WWII GERMAN ARMY TORNISTER BACK PACK HAVERSACK

An original pre-WWII Second World War German / Third Reich 1937 dated Tornister / haversack. Canvas and leather construction, with pony fur covered flap to front. Makers marks to rear for Franz Brehme Walsrode 1937. Named to soldier (illegible). All leather strapping present. Generally a fine example...

Price: £80 - £120
ca. US$103 - US$154

Date: 15 Nov 2019

LARGE WWII GERMAN NAZI ARMOURED TRAIN TANK TRANSPORTER

A large and impressive museum quality diorama depicting a WWII Second World War German Third Reich Nazi Party military armoured train tank transporter. Decorated in Kursk or Sumpftarn Muster / Swamp camouflage. The four section train in G Garden railway scale with train unit to front, tank platform, armoured unit with crew and tank transporter with separate model tank and working ramp. On scenic...

Price: £50 - £80
ca. US$64 - US$103

Date: 15 Nov 2019

LARGE SCALE MUSEUM QUALITY WHITE STAR LINE MODEL LIFEBOAT

A good vintage large scale museum quality model of a White Star Line lifeboat. Incredibly well made from wood, including a set of oars and even the Water barrels beneath the seats are present. With a moving rudder. ' Liverpool ' plaques to rear and White Star Line Burgee to front. Highly detailed. Measures approx; 88cm long. Modelled on a Titanic lifeboat...

Price: £150 - £250
ca. US$193 - US$322

Date: 15 Nov 2019

WWI FIRST WORLD WAR SOLDIER'S MARCHING COMPASS & BOOK

An original WWI First World War brass Mk VII marching compass - the top stamped for 1918 with broad arrow. Appears in working order. Along with a related ' Soldier's Pocket Companion ' book, Published 1916 and named to an A. Wade. The book features various references to knot tying, how to operate a wireless and other such useful warfare tasks. Fascinating reading...

Price: £40 - £60
ca. US$51 - US$77

Date: 15 Nov 2019

RARE ORIGINAL WWII GERMAN M40 STAHLHELM COMBAT HELMET WITH COVER

A rare original WWII Second World War issue German Third Reich Nazi Army issue M40 steel combat uniform helmet. M40 - with the impressed air vents to sides and rolled edge. Retains its original eight-tongue leather liner, and original strap. Helmet in rare original ' Normandy ' camouflage colours. Retains its original ' Splinter Camouflage ' canvas cover. Impressed marks to rim ' T999 ' (faint...

Price: £400 - £600
ca. US$515 - US$773

Date: 15 Nov 2019

RARE WWI GERMAN ARMY BAYONET ' SPLITTER ' POST-WAR REPURPOSE

A rare original post-WWI First World War German SG98 rifle bayonet ' Splitter '. Made just at the end of WWI to use up surplus bayonets. This example named ' Splitter ' and makers marks for DRP. Comprising of an original SG98 bayonet mounted at the tip to form a guillotine. A rare and interesting piece of military history. Measures approx; 53cm long...

Price: £100 - £200
ca. US$128 - US$257

Date: 15 Nov 2019

RARE BATH TRAMWAYS / TRAM PHOTOGRAPH & UNIFORM COLLECTION

A good local interest collection of 20th century Bath Tramways / Tram related items. All relating to a Chief Inspector Evry, comprising: x2 complete Tramways uniforms (both with jacket and trousers, one jacket retaining the original Bristol titles to the collar), an original presentation photograph ' Bath Trams Skittles Teams: Winners 1932-3 ' with a silver plate plaque which reads ' Presented To...

Price: £100 - £200
ca. US$128 - US$257

Date: 15 Nov 2019

COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL WWII PLASTIC ECONOMY REGIMENT BADGES

A good collection of x14 original WWII Second World War era economy / plastic cap badges. All with original lugs to rear, and generally in good condition. Includes badges for the following regiments: East Yorkshire, The Border Regiment, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire, Durham Light Infantry, East Lancashire, The Suffolk Regiment, Royal West Kent Regiment and others. All neatly wired to display card...

Price: £150 - £250
ca. US$193 - US$322

Date: 15 Nov 2019

COLLECTION OF EARLY 20TH CENTURY ZEPPELIN RELATED POSTCARDS

A collection of x5 antique c1908-1910 Edwardian German postcards relating to Airships / Zeppelins. Comprising; a real photograph postcard of a Zeppelin landing ' Landung von 3 11 Vor Der Kolner Halle ' dated 1909, a postcard showing a Zeppelin in a hangar (also dated 1909), and a postcard showing ' Reichsluftschift Zeppelin ' which has been postally used, and the original sender writes; '...this...

Price: £30 - £50
ca. US$38 - US$64

Date: 15 Nov 2019

INCREDIBLE MUSEUM STANDARD WWII DIORAMA BATTLE SCENE

An incredible large museum quality WWII Second World War model diorama battle - comprising of an incredibly detailed French town and river scene. Amazingly well detailed, and believed to be around 1/64 scale, the scene includes various vehicles, American infantry, German infantry, derelict buildings, a central river, a Spitfire flying over head and lots of detailed vignettes. All mounted on a...

Price: £100 - £200
ca. US$128 - US$257

Date: 15 Nov 2019

WWI FIRST WORLD WAR PRINCESS MARY TIN W/SOME CONTENTS

An original WWI First World War Princess Mary Christmas 1914 Gift Tin. Brass construction, with hinged lid. With some original contents including the rare original inner card liner and correct Princess Mary Christmas card. Along with a photograph of it's original owner, and x2 small ' St Dunstan's ' blinded soldier related cards - ' Help the brave blinded men of St Dunstan's who have given their...

Price: £40 - £60
ca. US$51 - US$77

Date: 15 Nov 2019

19TH CENTURY PRUSSIAN POTSDAM 1851 PATTERN PERCUSSION PISTOL

An antique 19th century Prussian Potsdam 1851 pattern 15 bore regulation cavalry percussion cap pistol having a walnut butt / grip with brass capped and looped end, brass trigger guard stamped ' U.9 4. E 18 ', steel trigger, brass bound steel tapered barrel with sight and stamped ' 1851 ' with other marks, steel lockplate with makers marks, steel cock with chequered pull, steel cap with shroud and...

Price: £400 - £600
ca. US$515 - US$773

Date: 15 Nov 2019

COLLECTION OF WWI & WWII LEATHER MACHINE GUN AMMO POUCHES

A collection of x4 WWI First World War and WWII Second World War - leather machine gun ammunition pouches / magazine pouches. Some with stamps to inside. Good collection...

Price: £50 - £80
ca. US$64 - US$103

Date: 15 Nov 2019

WWII SECOND WORLD WAR JAPANESE SHOWA PERIOD SHIN GUNTO SWORD

A WWII Second World War Japanese Showa period Shin Gunto (Shin guntō) officers sword katana having a tsuka bound hilt with ray skin and menuki, dragon seppa, simple round steel tsuba, machine made blade with good edge and leather scabbard with hangings loop. Measures; 90cm. Condition; one Seppa not present, believed to have repaired over stitched leather. Due to the nature of this item, buyers are...

Price: £100 - £200
ca. US$128 - US$257

Date: 15 Nov 2019

INCREDIBLE MUSEUM STANDARD WWII DIORAMA BATTLE SCENE

An incredible large museum quality WWII Second World War model diorama battle - comprising of an incredibly detailed ' Captured Railway Works ' scene. Amazingly well detailed, and believed to be around 1/64 or 1/76 scale, the scene includes various vehicles, trains, buildings, a central bridge, and various vignettes throughout. Incredibly detailed and very well made. Mounted on a wooden base with...

Price: £150 - £250
ca. US$193 - US$322

Date: 15 Nov 2019