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318* Police Sword. A Victorian Police sword, the 58cm curved blade with brass cross-guard and knuckle-bow stamped ‘1’, fish-skin grip and stepped pommel, 73cm overall, in its leather scabbard with brass mounts (1)

£150 - £200

315* Naval Cutlass. A British 1871 Pattern Naval Cutlass Bayonet, the 65.5cm straight steel blade with steel bowl guard, composite chequered grip, stamped ‘10’, 80.5cm long overall (lacking scabbard) (1)

£200 - £300

316* Poachers Gun. An 18th century steel poachers gun, all steel with 6.5cm barrel, 21mm bore and fixing mounts, heavy pitting to the metal, 24cm long overall Poachers guns or alarm pistols were used by gamekeeper and landowners. A trip wire would have passed through it which would be triggered by intruders. (1) £200 - £300

314* Military Wristwatch. A WWII period Gloria wristwatch, probably for military use, the 34mm black circular dial with lume hands and Arabic numerals with Telemetre KM ring, stainless steel case, the backplate stamped ‘Fond Acier Inoxydable’ and serial number ‘4283’, on a modern black leather strap, appears to be in running order (1)

£150 - £200

317* Pocket Pistol. A late 18th century flintlock travelling or pocket pistol, the 6.5cm fixed brass barrel with flattened casing with engraved decoration, slab walnut grip and engraved steel trigger guard and push-safety, action working, 17cm long overall (1)

Each lot is subject to a Buyer’s Premium of 20% (Lots marked * 24% inclusive of VAT @ 20%)

£200 - £300

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319* Polish Arnhem Parachute Division Plaque. A WWII period aluminium plaque commemorating the Polish Parachute Division at Arnhem, the inscription in-filled in black which translates ‘We ramble on the field of Battles Soldiers of I-EJ SAM Brigade - Parachute Brigade in the fight for our freedom and yours. Driel -Arnham September 1944 D-CA I ZOLNIERE I SAM.BRYG.SPAD (Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade)’, 51 x 30cm, see Lot 320 Reputedly taken from the area after 1945 and held in a private museum thereafter. The 1st (Polish) Independent Parachute Brigade was formed in 1941 and was commanded by Major General Stanislaw Sosabowski. Originally the brigade was to drop into occupied Poland in order to help liberate the country. However, after some pressure by the British Government the unit was then deployed in the Western theatre of war. Operation Market Garden saw the unit sent into action in support of the British Airborne Division at the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944. The brigade jumped on 21 September at Drielon on the south bank of the Rhine. They suffered significant casualties during the next few days fighting. (1) £400 - £500

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Dominic Winter  

Military, Aviation & Transport History | 16 May 2019 | High Res

Dominic Winter  

Military, Aviation & Transport History | 16 May 2019 | High Res