Militaria, Medals and Awards
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A brass model of a late 19th Century breech loading field gun with stepped barrel, barrel length approx 16.5cm, spoked wheels, diameter approx 8.5cm, and riveted carriage (some damage to elevating screw, rear sight missing).
Hammer price: £100
A First World War German O.R.'s cap of grey material with black velvet band and red piping, dated 1915 (some moth, stitching loose, badges missing), together with a Third Reich N.S.K.K. pennant, an S.A. type pennant and an Economy Party pennant.
Hammer price: £190
An R.A.E.C. 1940 pattern sergeant's battledress blouse, size 7, dated 1945 (some moth), together with a leather .303 cartridge bandolier, a French water bottle, a billy-can, a German party flag/wall drape, approx 195cm x 118cm, a printed white ensign, a printed red ensign, bunting, etc.
Hammer price: £240
A laminated wood two bladed propeller with brass sheathed leading edges, the boss impressed 'DRG D.H. 5258/J Gipsy Minor L.H. D5-10½P 03. 8 7 963', with hexagonal oak plaque bearing R.E., R.F.C., R.N.A.S. and R.A.F. badges, diameter approx 179.5cm (minor damage).
Hammer price: £420
A black and white group photograph of eighty-six members of 617 Squadron, taken with Lancaster aircraft behind, inscribed 'To Our Good Friend Albert Postma 617 Squadron Reunion in Holland 1976', signed in ink by surviving members of raid and some relatives, including Eve Gibson, Bill Reid V.C., Albert Hepworth and B. Tait (many signatures faint), approx 26cm x 56cm, mounted, framed and glazed.
Hammer price: £180
'Full Moon Over Holland, 1944' (Lancaster mid-upper turret gunner firing at an ME110 night fighter just outside the main picture), mixed media with emboldened signature and date 'P. van Stigt 92', approx 21cm x 28cm, mounted, framed and glazed.
Hammer price: £90
'"Early Training Runs" R.A.F. 617 Squadron Lancasters over Derwent Dam Derbyshire 1943', limited edition print after Mike Murphy 1988, 429/500, image approx 24.5cm x 43.5cm, signed in ink by B. Hobday D.F.C. and six further signatures, framed and glazed, together with a limited edition colour print after Michael Turner 1978, 176/850, depicting sixty years of the R.A.F., image approx 42.5cm x 50.5cm, mounted, framed and glazed, a commemorative Operation Manna 50th Anniversary certificate, approx 40cm x 27cm, a limited edition colour print after E.A. Mills, 'Ginger', 261/500, depicting a lone Hurricane in the clouds, approx 30cm x 61cm, and a limited edition colour print of a Westland Wessex helicopter, 283/450, approx 30cm x 40cm.
Hammer price: £130
A collection of aircraft and other photographs taken by Winifred Hart, née Dearing, when she worked as secretary to Mr. Miles at Shoreham Airport circa 1920/30, comprising family groups, motor cars, including Austin 7 and Alvis F.W.D., aircraft, including Avro 504, various civil biplanes and monoplanes, including engine cowling of Jason (Amy Johnson's aircraft), Bristol Bulldog, various Avros, Sopwith Camel, Bristol Fighter and S.E.5, minor and serious accidents, approx 120 aircraft, contained in two albums, together with an enamelled Shoreham Airport Southern Aero Club member's badge, mounted on plywood backing.
Hammer price: £1,300
A Victorian commission appointing William Hart Noble Gent First Lieutenant in the Corps of Royal Engineers from 13th December 1847, mounted, framed and glazed, with typewritten copy mounted on card.
Hammer price: £38
A Victorian commission appointing Thomas Belsey Tomlin Captain in the Second Dragoon Guards from 15th April 1852 (some damage), framed and glazed.
Hammer price: £26
An interesting collection of mid-19th Century correspondence, mainly relating to the Lovell family, including Horncastle Railway Report for 1861 to Lieut. General Benjamin Lovell, a letter from Colonel Badcock to Colonel Lovell, dated 28th November 1834, copy of accounts to General L. Lovell, dated 1848, and further letters, some with envelopes.
Hammer price: £50
A collection of books, pamphlets, etc, mainly on firearm related subjects, including 'Hodgdon Powder Data Manual No. 25', 'Forty Years with the .45-70' by Paul A. Matthews, 'Air Pistols' by Dennis E. Hiller, a reprint of 'The Complete Air-Gunner' by R.B. Townshend, 'Firearms Makers' by A. Merwyn Carey and 'The Standard Directory of Proof Marks'.
Hammer price: £30
A collection of books of military interest, comprising 'The Duke' by Philip Guedalla, 'S.O.E. in France' by M.R.D. Foot, 'The Battle for Singapore' by Peter Thompson and twenty-one further titles, together with a quantity of modern military postcards, etc.
Hammer price: £22
A collection of Second World War period medals, comprising 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Burma Star and 1939-45 War Medal, with a box of postage, addressed to 'Mr. TG Cook' and detailed 'M38294', with return label, detailed 'Director of Navy Accounts', George VI Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, George VI issue, to 'M.38294 T.G. Cook. E.A.1. H.M.S. Titania.', mounted on a ribbon bar, and a For Loyal Service Lapel Badge with small Ministry of Pensions box, detailed 'The King's Badge'.
Hammer price: £110
A Medal for Faithful Service in the Special Constabulary, George V coinage bust issue, with sew-on bar, detailed 'Long Service 1942', named 'Charles W. Hoare', with the named box, detailed 'Sussex', a gilt metal and blue enamelled badge, detailed 'Special Constable West Sussex', a First World War period discharge badge, detailed 'B194692', with box, a 1939-45 Defence Medal and War Medal with late issue forwarding slip confirming two awards and box, a ribbon bar, a silver model of the Coronation anointing spoon, Sheffield 1936, with case, detailed 'Coronation 1937', and paper slip, a base metal commemorative medal, detailed 'Coronation of King Edward VIII 12th May 1937', and a gilt metal medallion, detailed 'Bakers and Confectioners Winner', cased.
Hammer price: £50
A Queen's South Africa Medal with seven bars, comprising 'Cape Colony', 'Paardeberg', 'Driefontein', 'Johannesburg', 'Diamond Hill', 'Wittebergen' and 'South Africa 1901' (with unofficial rivets connecting the last bar), to '68343 Gnr: A.E. Burt, 82nd Bty: R.F.A' (obverse heavily worn through polishing), with a brooch pin (detached), and a 1914-18 British War Medal to '26039 Pte. J.F. Matthews. R.War.R.' (with an attempted erasure of the naming), with a leather cigar case.
Hammer price: £160
A gold Caterpillar Club caterpillar brooch pin, engraved 'Sgt. W.J. Norfolk', soldered with a loop to one end.
Hammer price: £460
A Military Medal, George V issue, to '926252 Gnr: W. Wiscombe. 290/Lond: BDE: R.F.A.-T.F.', a 1914-18 British War Medal and 1914-19 Victory Medal to '926252 Gnr. W. Wiscombe. R.A.', mounted on a bar, the named Certificate of Disembodiment on Demobilization, dated 7th June 1919, and an envelope, the postmark dated 'Chichester 29 Aug 1963'.
Hammer price: £340
A collection of Second World War medals, comprising 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal and War Medal, with a box of postage, detailed 'Mr R.H. Wiscombe, 45 Park Terrace East, Horsham, Sussex', and 1939-45 Star, Africa Star with digit '8' sewn to the ribbon, Italy Star and War Medal, mounted on a bar as worn, reputedly awarded to William Hammond from Littlehampton, together with a paper Notice to Medical Practitioner Attending a Person Recently Arrived by Air from Abroad.
Hammer price: £110
Two First World War period discharge badges, one detailed 'B 84028' (the other number obscured by the replacement brooch pin hinge), fourteen military cap badges, including Manchester Regiment, Lincolnshire Regiment and East Surrey Regiment, nine uniform buttons, a cruciform bronze fob, detailed 'J.H. Stewart Throwing Cricket Ball Under 15 2nd 1906', various brass titles, pips and further badges.
Hammer price: £130