Unique and one of a kind antiques and collectibles of historic value, decorative importance, items of which very few were made, sets of items rarely seen together and other specialties. Unique and one of a kind antiques and collectibles for sale.
The Montblanc TimeWalker wrist watch symbolizes the spirit of car racing by featuring racing car-like dashboard timing and gauge instruments. The Montblanc TimeWalker Automatic Chronograph comes in a 41 mm stainless steel case. In the spirit of car racing, this Montblanc TimeWalker model is equipped with a practical tachymeter scale for timing speed that is indicated on the fixed ceramic bezel. The timepiece features a “reverse panda” dial with a contrasting black background and silvery-white counters and flanges at 6 and 12 o’clock. The timepiece features Super-LumiNova* numerals and indexes, as well as a precise minute track on the flange that has also been enhanced with both Super-LumiNova and red markers for the 15-minute mark for utmost legibility.
Israeli Lee Enfield long branch No.4 MK1 T rifle scope made by Goldberg of Tel-Aviv. This is one of the first prototypes of Israeli made rifle scope made in the late 1940's and early 1950's as Israel planned to self rely on as much weapons and weapon related material as possible and in addition smuggle and later import military surplus firearms from post WW2 Europe. This Israeli rifle scope is made of brass and includes the original rifle mount. The outside of the scope has patches of scratched paint, the lenses are in tact and a bit foggy and the reticle is in tact as well. A rare and unique piece of history.
A unique item from the Vietnam war era featuring a bronze bust sculpture of a young Vietnamese woman made by Nguyen Thanh Le that was presented as a gift in September 1969 to Brigadier General Homer K. Hansen by Major General Tran Van Minh, commander of the VNAF (South Vietnam Air Force). Nguyen Thanh Le was a Vietnamese artisan, graduate of the Bien Hoa Fine Arts School, who sold her sculptures and other works of art to mainly military personnel from a shop on Thu Do Street in the former Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh City. These works later found their way to the US and France as military personnel went back home. This bust of a young Vietnamese woman show her beautiful features, unique hair style and ornate earings. Dimensions: Height: 31 cm (12.20 inches) Width: 9 cm (3.54 cm) Weight: 5.4 Kg (11.90 lbs)
November 4th is celebrated and commemorated in Italy as the end of World War 1, the day of Armistice at Villa Giusti. Italy lost in WW1 over 500,000 soldiers. This rare bronze plaque was sculpted by one of Milan's most famous sculptures in the early to mid 20th century: Egidio Boninsegna. The memorial plaque depicts an angel carrying to a tomb a half-draped male soldier accompanies by his mourning wife and two children bidding him a final farewell and another man holding the ends of the drape. Both the angel and the fallen soldier show deep, hollowed-out eyes, indicating the suffering and grief caused by the war. The angel is sitting on a slab with the writing Ignoto Militi, the unknown soldier. In the background is a great memorial tomb complete with fluted columns and another frieze of mourning figures. The artist Egidio Boninsegna is best known for the creation of numerous tombs for the Monumental Cemetery and the Musocco Cemetery in Milan. He also sculpted the monument dedicated to the Milanese painter Filippo Carcano in 1915. This November 4th Italian memorial cast bronze plaque is rare in this excellent condition. It is fastened to a heavy wooden frame. Dimensions: Height: 48 cm (18.9 inches) Width: 39 cm (15.35 inches) Weight: 7.4 Kg (16.31 lbs)
A unique and one of a kind industrial desk lamp made of brass and a headlight made by the Hella car lighting company in Germany. The desk lamp is with a nice and rough finish and patina just like we like it. On the glass the writing is: E1/4414/Hella/4-77606/Made in Germany This industrial lighting style desk lamp works and is fitted electrically with a type C 2.5 amperes power plug with on/off switch button. This can easily be changed to your local electric system by any electrician. Dimensions: Height: 41 cm (16.14 inches) Base width: 24 cm (9.44 inches) Lamp diameter: 16 cm (6.30 inches)
A set of World War 1 trench art knives made by American, British, German and possibly French or Belgium soldiers between 1914-1918 during the constant bombardments across the trench lines. This unique set includes the following items from top to bottom as shown in the photos: British Trench Art Knife From The First World War American World War One Trench Art Knife Trench Art Knife From WW1 1914 German World War One Trench Art Knife German Trench Art WW1 Knife These are all unique and one of a kind items.
An American trench art knife or letter opener from World War 1 made of a metal fragment, probably from an artillery round. The US entered the First World War three years after it began and declared war officially on April 6th, 1917. This American trench art knife has the following writing on its blade: "Kill The German To Keep Our Freedom". Length: 21.5 cm (8.46 inches)
A trench art knife or letter opener made in 1914 probably during the siege of the fortified city of Namur in Belgium between August 20-25, 1914, when German and Austro-Hungarian forces fought and defeated the defending Belgium and French forces. Like many other trench art items this knife is made of an artillery shell fragment which can be seen from the ridges in the handle. On one side of the ricasso "1914" is etched and on the other side "Namur" is etched, hence associating this trench art knife to the time period of the siege. The knife length is 17 cm (6.70 inches).
A German trench art WW1 knife made by a soldier from a shell fragment of an artillery round showing a small section of the copper driving band. The trench art knives in which the artillery shell copper driving band has been incorporated in the design of the knife make them very desireable with collectors of militaria trench art. These were very popular souvenir items during the First World War and during the post war battle field tourism boom. On the blade is the slogan: Mein Blud Fur Mein Ehre (My blood for my honor) In the German cross: Ich Bin Treu (I am loyal) On the handle: Ich Helfe Dir Weiter (I will help you further) Length: 21 cm (8.26 inches)
A folk art double headed wooden horse on wheels that twists and reveals two compartments in the horse's base. A beautiful piece of hand carved wood made most likely in India for a child in the early 20th century. One of the horse heads is a bit cracked and the piece shows its overall age of a hundred year old item. Dimensions: Height: 45 cm (17.71 inches) Width: 64 cm (25.20 inches) Shoulder width with wheels: 26 cm (10.23 inches)
An authentic Moro Kris short sword from the Southern Philippines. The Moro Kris is a rugged fighting blade that was mostly used in the Mindanao area of the Philippines. The hilt, scabbard and blade are decorated with copper or brass decorations and the blade features a serpent or dragon like design. The Moro people or actually Bangsamoro people, refers to the 13 Islamized ethnolinguistic groups of Mindanao, Sulu, and Palawan regoins. The Moro fought against the Spanish invaders in the early 1500's using these short swords but the design of the blade itself is actually from pre Islamic influence era. The wavy blade symbolizes the Naga; a mythical serpentine dragon that was worshipped in the animistic days of Malay history.
A beautiful masterpiece of wood work on this Indonesian Kris dagger with a mythological god on the hilt and other mythological faces and decorations on the scabbard. This Kris dagger has the characteristic wavy blade and the distinctive blade-patterning achieved through alternating lamination of iron and nickelous iron (pamor) originating from a meteor. The hilt-to-blade fitting is made of copper or brass with some jem-like rocks. Dimensions: With scabbard: 64 cm (25.20 inches) Without scabbard: 49 cm (19.30 inches)