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A set of two British War Savings Campaign plaques of the larger size of 57x33cm, one of Salute The Soldier Week 1944 and Wings For Victory Week 1943. These are very rarely sold together as a set, in this size and this condition. The plaques were made by De La Rue Plastics of molded Urea Formaldehyde / White Bakelite. De Le Rue plastics company of Walthamstow London made the War Savings Campaign plaques for the War Office, and were presented to organizations and various other groups in recognition of efforts made to War Savings once attained certain savings targets. They were not awarded to individuals, so could often be seen displayed in village halls / offices, and community buildings. The aim was to sponsor military equipment by the homefront civilian community. Each county was set a target of money to raise and local civic leaders were presented with plaques as a reward for the fund raising efforts. The first plaque is the For Freedom - Salute The Soldier Week of 1944 featuring a British infantry soldier holding his Lee Enfield rifle with mounted bayonet showing explosions and aircraft in the background going to battle. These were presented by the War Office. The second plaque is the Per Ardua Ad Astra - Wings For Victory Week of 1943 presented by the Air Ministry. Per Ardua Ad Astra is a Latin phrase meaning "through adversity to the stars" which is the moto of the Royal Air Force. This plaque features a winged warrior fighting a three-headed monster representing the enemy Axis Powers of Germany, Italy and Japan. Below that the letter V (for Victory) is shown 5 times in Morse code. Both plaques are in excellent condition!
Leapers UTG model LT-TL101 tactical flashlight with integral rifle mount and PTT cable remote pressure on/off switch. This is a discontinued item by the manufacturer and is very difficult to find in the quantities that we have available. Batteries may not work. Dealer specials are available for the purchase of all 50 pieces or all current inventory. Features:
- UTG Tactical Weapon-mount Xenon Tactical Flashlight
- Twist-on and Remote Pressure Switch Triple on/off System
- Fully Adjustable from Flood-to-spot Focus
- Integral Mounting Deck
- Brand: Leapers UTG
- Model: LT-TL101
- Material: Aluminum
- Flashlight Bulb Type: 6V Xenon Light Bulb
- Flashlight Voltage(V): 6
- Flashlight Max. Lumen(Lumens): 95
- Flashlight Battery Operating Time: 70 minutes
- Switch Operating Type: Push-button Momentary/Twist-on Permanent Switch
- Flashlight Focus: Adjustable
- Battery Type: CR123A Lithium Battery X 2
- Pressure Switch Included: Yes
- Weight with Battery: 8.3 oz / 235 gr
- Length: 4.8" / 12.2 cm
- Color: Black
A solid bronze plate depicting the biblical story of Noah's Ark and the flood, showing Noah welcoming the pairs of animals into the ark. All characters are designed in a cheerful and childlike atmosphere. This Noah's Ark bronze plate by Wendell August Forge is signed in the back and has a built in hanger for the wall. This is NOT the usual smaller plate of 4.5 inch diameter which is usually found. This plate is 22.3 cm (8.77 inches) in diameter.
A sculpture of Saint George slaying the dragon with his lance. The statue is made of silver gilded spelter with a 925 sterling silver plaque stamped W.J.G. Dimensions Height: 40.5 cm / 15.94 inches Width: 12 cm / 4.72 inches Base diameter: 9.7 cm / 3.81 inches Weight: 2.5 Kg / 5.5 Lbs.
A wood framed three pieced plaque depicting three major periods of the history of Portugal. The three Portuguese history eras depicted are from left to right: Portuguese interregnum crisis of 1383–1385 (Crise De 1383-1385) was a civil war in Portuguese history during which no crowned king of Portugal reigned. The interregnum (a period of discontinuity or "gap" in rule of the land or country) began when King Ferdinand I died without a male heir and ended when King John I was crowned in 1385 after his victory during the Battle of Aljubarrota. Portuguese Restoration War 1640–1668 - was the war between Portugal and Spain that began with the Portuguese revolution of 1640 and ended with the Treaty of Lisbon in 1668, bringing a formal end to the Iberian Union. The Iberian Union was the dynastic union of the Kingdoms of Castile and Aragon of Spain and the Kingdom of Portugal under the Castilian Crown that existed between 1580 and 1640. Reconquista Crista 711-1492 - the reconstruction period in Iberian history in which the Christian kingdoms of Spain and Portugal fought the invading Muslim Umayyad empire of Arab-Berber forces. After the surrender of Granada in January 1492, the entire Iberian peninsula was controlled by Christian rulers. Behind each intricate bronze relief is a brief description history written by Professor Verissimo Serrao of Lisbon University. Dimensions Height: 11.7 cm (4.6 inches) Width: 35.8 cm (14.09 inches)
A sculpture of a Bocce or Petanque player made of spelter signed 1890 with an unreadable sculpture's name. The petanque player is holding two balls, one that he is holding in his right hand aiming and getting ready to throw and the other in his left hand. Dimensions Height: 50 cm (19.68 inches) Width: 20 cm (7.87 inches) Weight: 4.6 Kg (10.14 lbs.)
Victorian two branch bronze candelabra with a lid that opens up. Very nice and intricate bronze work on this British Victorian era bronze candelabra. Dimensions Height: 23 cm (9 inches) Width: 22 cm (8.6 inches) Weight: 1.64 Kg. (3.6 lbs.)
A bronze medallion depicting a Hopi tribe women coming out of a corn husk with a buffalo to the right and an American bold eagle to the left. The Hopi woman is naked with the tribe's distinctive hair style, holding a snake in her right hand and a smoking pipe in her left hand. The medallion is signed by J.H. Bond and marked in the back 20/2500 copies. The medallion is 12.5 cm (4.92 inches) in diameter.
British Tottenham Metropolitan Police War reserve set of a police whistle and a police club with authenticity papers stating that these belonged to William Frederick Sydenham from 1st of September 1939 to 21st July 1940.
An antique British light infantry gunpowder horn made of ox or cow. It is estimated to be from the 18th century, all seem to be original. There are initial T.P. carved or branded into the horn. Original lid and cap on the ends of the horn. The emblem is of the British light infantry regiment showing the ribbon and tassels connected to a gunpowder horn.
American Legion Auxiliary Macabbian Unit No. 32 presentation bell made of brass. The writing on the bell: Presented to Macabbian Unit No. 32 By Helen Cooper Johnson For highest numerical gain In membership 1934-1935 The bottom of the bell is marked: Turner Brass Works, Sycamore IL. Dimensions: Height: 23 cm / 9 inches Width: 15 cm / 6 inches Weight: 2.913 Kg / 6.4 lbs.
Wild Heerbrugg Switzerland NK2 engineering survey level telescope with original stand and metal case. The Wild Heerbrugg NK2 optic was the mainstay of the (geodetic) land surveyor for many years. With its reversible level telescope it allowed compensation of measurement errors. The instrument is relatively heavy and very sturdy, in relatively good shape and seems to be operational. Dimensions Length: 23 cm / 9 inches Width: 13 cm / 5.11 inches Height: 20 cm / 7.87 inches Weight: 4.4 Kg / 9.7 lbs