Sold Gallery

These pages display a number of the rare items that I have had the pleasure of selling. To view more details and a larger photograph please click on the thumbnail picture.

A Matched Pair of Antique Queen Anne Pistols c.171

A Matched Pair of Antique Queen Anne Pistols c.171

A matched pair of pistols made for the North Royal Exchange. Near mint condition, with clean barrels, well marked by the maker and inspectors. The wood is for the most part clean and in fine condition, with small dents in the grip on each pistol. The fittings are silver and very attractive' reflecting the quality of the firearms and the station of its owner. The detailing includes floral filigree and grotesque masks on the grip pommels. These are highly sought after by Revolutionary War collectors, especially in this condition. A beautiful matched set.

Kings Crown full set of Insignia

Kings Crown full set of Insignia

Standard Kings Crown badge, collars, titles and 2 x buttons. All badges with lugs, bright and in nice condition.

Kings Crown full set of Insignia

Kings Crown full set of Insignia

Standard Kings Crown badge, collars, titles and 2 x buttons. All badges with lugs, bright and in nice condition.

1st Canadian Parachute Battalion Battledress Tunic

1st Canadian Parachute Battalion Battledress Tunic

An original BD tunic from a member of the Bn with documents. Only has one yellow Battalion tab. Great condition, canvas patches.

Late War Canadian Para Smock

Late War Canadian Para Smock

A classic Denison smock issued to a Canadian sergeant in the 1st Para Bn with Canadian jump wings and yellow slip-on tabs dated 1944. Good condition overall, it does not have the elastic cuffs of earlier models, the type used on D-Day. A great example.

WWII Canadian 2\" Mortar, Mark 8* (deactivated)

WWII Canadian 2\" Mortar, Mark 8* (deactivated)

Offered here a chance to own an original deactivated Canadian 2" Mortar that has seen a lot of service. Introduced in 1938, these tubes were a close quarter, quick fire device that could give a Platoon some integral indirect fire. Every Canadian Platoon had one with its HQ Section during WWII. It could fire High Explosive, Smoke and illumination rounds and had a rate of fire of 8 rounds / minute. These were also used during the Korean War and did not go out of service until the late 1950s, early 60s. The modern equivalent would be the M203 Grenade Launcher on the C7. This example has the simplified base plate with the tube and base assembly as per the standard Mark 8* model. It is marked, but the paint has obscured the stamps. It reads 2" Mortar 8* over the date that appears to be 1943 over the serial number. There is what appears to be an Ohio manufacturer stamp on the tube near the base. The trigger assembly is intact with its original pull string. There is a steel bar welded to block the opening of the tube and a 1" hole has been drilled into the tube to compromise the use of the tube at the base to make the weapon Inoperable. The sight is missing, with only the white line present on the tube to line the weapon with its target. The muzzle cap and the proper short sling are present with hooks. No Dewat munitions included. A very cool addition to a WWII Canadian collection that rounds off how a basic Infantry platoon was armed. * CANDIAN CUSTOMERS ONLY.

Antique 1849 Pocket Navy Colt 5 chamber .31 Cal Pi

Antique 1849 Pocket Navy Colt 5 chamber .31 Cal Pi

Here we have a nice clean Colt Pocket with its brown leather holster. Its 5" octagonal barrel is in good condition with crisp rifling and a clear address marking. The silvered brass strap has about 45% of its original finish and the wood grips are in good condition with original stain, but a slight dent on the left side. The serial numbers are matching, the wedge is unknown. The action is tight and crisp. The overall finish is about 75% with a nice patina and the cylinder image is very clearly defined, better than most. The holster fits like a glove and is soft and pliable, with its original stud closure. Part of the seam has come unstitched on the side, but otherwise in great shape. A nice set for a classic Colt pistol. This is an antique percussion hand gun and does not require a PAL.

Antique 1860 Colt Army .44 Cal Percussion US Army

Antique 1860 Colt Army .44 Cal Percussion US Army

Offered here is an original 1860 Colt Model Army issued to US Cavalry and other troops. Martially marked it rates a 2 on the Antique quality scale. It is .44 Cal with a 3 screw frame, brass trigger guard with inspector marks on the frame and cartouche on both the right and left side of the grip. A nice overall patina, functional mechanism and reasonable good 8" barrel. The original finish is mostly gone from the barrel, with some blueing left on the frame. Steel strap with original wood grips in good condition, the left side having a noticeable surface scratch. Matching serial numbers and readable address on the barrel. A nice solid representative antique pistol from the Civil War. A staple for those collectors interested in that conflict. This is an antique percussion hand gun and does not require a PAL.

Naval General Service Medal (1793-1840) - with Tra

Naval General Service Medal (1793-1840) - with Tra

Benjamin Sadler was born in County Salop, Parish Hales Owen and enlisted at Birmingham with trade experience as a nailor. He was attested 30 Dec 1800 with the Plymouth Division Royal Marines (RM) at the age of 19. He served with the 96th Coy RM serving on the 74 gun "H.M.S. SPARTIATE" for the period 1 Sep 1805 to 28 Feb 1806 as shown on the Ships Muster under entry number 41. HMS SPARTIATE was present at the Battle of Trafalgar 31 Oct 1805 suffering 5 killed and 20 wounded during the fight. of the 20,901 NGS issued only 121 were for Royal Marines. A rare medal to a great battle. Benjamin also served with 115 Coy Plymouth Division RM and was struck off the roles 6 Oct 1815 due to old wounds sustained during his service. It is unclear which battle these wounds may have occurred or if they were the result of an accident on board or even from harsh discipline he may have suffered. This medal was purchased 20 to 30 years ago by a Canadian Collector. Possibly it was purchased from Spinks. After more research it was found that although the owner here in Canada had the same name sake, Sadler, The family was in no way related. The medal changed hands one more time to a very serious long time collector who passed in 2020. Hence it is now on the market once more. The medal suffers some pitting, but an original piece.

Normandy Beach Invasion Vest

Normandy Beach Invasion Vest

Here we offer the rare opportunity to own the famous invasion vest worn by first wave soldiers on Juno Beach. It includes all the kit to fill the pockets, sleeves and straps.