private purchase regimental kilt of the Seaforth Highlanders.Complete with all metal buttons which are maker marked Dugald Maclachlan Oban. Correct course material which is in very good condition despite it's age with no mothing which is usually found on these type of kilts.
Khaki wool with double eyelets and internal double stitching.Quilted stitched lining and sweatband.Drawstring to rear intact.Wire stiffener present.Owner's name 'Elliot' written to lining and sweatband.Some moth holes to crown and the edges around the TOS.
Death Plaque named to Andrew Johnstone. Very nice brass photo frame trench art decorated with 'Somme' and 'Ancre' to top corners with crown in centre.To bottom 'France' with flowers engraved on both sides.Photograph has the soldier in full uniform,however it is very difficult to determine his regiment as his belt buckle and Plaid brooch are quite small and it is hard to make out the images.
Five pouch bandolier of brown leather with rivetted steel buckle and brass fittings and closure studs. Cartridge pouches in good condition with no cracking to leather. The strap has been shortened (see picture at brass buckle) This was usually done to fit a smaller soldier or for quick release, however it can still be fastened using the belt loop which allows it to fasten by around another six inches so will still display well on a mannequin. There is a visible but illegible maker mark stamped along with date 1917.Rare WW1 item.
French 75mm shells with hammered Allied flags and details. One shell is stamped USA with French markings for a 75mm artillery shell. It features the British flag with US and French flags on either side and AMIENS above with Victory 1918 below. The other shell is again French 75mm artillery with similar flags and the word 'BOVES' to top and 'PEACE JUNE 1919' to bottom. Very rare to find WW1 trench art with US flags.
Medals to 2970 PTE . J. SLAVEN ,A&S.H. Also portrait and frame of him in uniform.Portrait and frame of his wife and portrait and frame of his brother. Paybook and identity certificate.There is also a certificate of transfer to reserve on Demobilization to a Alex Forrest of the Royal Scots Fusiliers.This was found in the Paybook.
Very nice Grenadier Guards Pin Cushion in its original box and with its accompanying Christmas Card.Dated 1927 and made for the Guardsman's sweetheart Fanny,from Frankie of the 2nd Batallion at Wellington Barracks.Box has writing in pencil on front 'To FJ Murray From F.U. Wyatt 1927'
Made for the 1924 exhibition.In canton is the Union Flag with the New Zealand cross quartered and surmounting the star of India,with Coat Of Arms of South Africa,Australia and Canada.Some slight age staining otherwise excellent condition.
Leather with brass and copper fittings flask made by 'G & J.W. HAWKSLEY,SHEFFIELD' .Has hunting scene of men on horses with one blowing horn.Maker is stamped below. Approximately 1830's to 1860's .
WW1 Commemorative Glazed bust approx 3 inches tall.City Of Canterbury crest to front and Kitchener details to reverse.Base stamped 'GRATTON CHINA B.A.J. & SONS ENGLAND' and 'MADE FOR S.A. GRINDER ST GEORGES ST CANTERBURY.'
Comprises envelope with Calcutta address,Three portrait studio photographs,one group photograph of five soldiers in uniform.Postcard of British tank,Postcard of Marburg Germany with writing to reverse,Heildelberg postcard with writing,Merry Christmas Greetings card with group photo of soldiers presumably India.One photo of two Officers from Highland regiment wearing Cutaway tunics