28th Jun, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST
A First World War RFC Navigation Map Board, in boxwood, the arched pediment set with a compass, with brass paper rollers to each side and buckled leather wriststrap to the back; an Elliott Speed Indicator Cockpit Instrument, numbered 27348; four Pieces of RFC Trench Art, comprising a copper ashtray, a brass cigarette lighter, trivet and a brass and copper mug and cover; also, an RFC canteen tea cup and saucer, two RFC embroidered cloths, a 1918 Victory flag printed with a Union Jack and RAF badge, a silver plated cake basket, later set with a German First World War pilot's badge; a Japanese Ice Carving Knife, the 10cm bevelled blade with squared off chisel head, the hardwood grip and scabbard with bone mount. (Belonged to vendor's grandfather in the 1920's who was Captain of SS Millpool which sank with all hands on 3rd October 1934 during a hurricane in the Atlantic).(11)
Sold for £200
Estimated at £100 - £150
Auction: Militaria & Ethnographica, 28th Jun, 2023
An interesting and varied sale including a Collection of Prussian and German Pickelhauben, and various pieces of Second World War British military headgear, cap badges, air weapons, antique firearms, and pistols. Highlights of the sale include a Rare First World War Tank Driver's Leather Helmet, a Mid-17th Century German Wheel-lock Sporting Gun, and a 19th Century Asmat "Ndambirkus" Ancestor Skull, New Guinea.
Tuesday 27th June 10am-5pm and the morning of the sale from 8am
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