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Facsimile of the Original 'Heroes of the Victoria Cross': Twelve Reliefs Portraying the Various Deeds of Daring Valour Performed by Britains Soldiers from the Crimean War to the Present Day, In Commemoration of the Jubilee of Queen Victoria 12 plates

Facsimile of the Original 'Heroes of the Victoria Cross': Twelve Reliefs Portraying the Various Deeds of Daring Valour Performed by Britains Soldiers from the Crimean War to the Present Day, In Commemoration of the Jubilee of Queen Victoria 12 plates

In plastic sleeve with coloured card folder, a full set of all 12 embossed coloured plates, or panels. This is a quality reprint produced in 1975 of the 1887 set of 12 colour plates depicting winners of the Victoria Cross from the Crimean War to the 1st Boer War (1854-1884). Originally issued for the Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 by The Kensington Fine Art Association.

The prints are embossed prints or panels (originally chromolitho illustrations after the military artist Harry Payne) and possibly intended for use as 'scraps'.

The plates are loose in the folder. Each is approximately 9-1/2 (24cm) x 6-1/4 inches (16cm) and suitable for framing.

A clean and sound copy, minor wear to corners on card cover. Prints mint.

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Code: 62909

25.00 GBP


WW1 ORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE MEDAL SLIP Letter - 29377 SGT H WATSON 2 Divisional Artillery Column AIF

WW1 ORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE MEDAL SLIP Letter - 29377 SGT H WATSON 2 Divisional Artillery Column AIF

29377 Sgt H. Watson 2-DAC AIF Enlisted in Feb 1916, with pre war militia service. Went to France in 1916, and had field service until the end of war. Noted in his papers that he allowed 2 committed prisoners to escape in late 1918! Also noted he served heavy guns, including Howitzers. Great actions, including Somme offensive and Hindenburg line. Discharged in UK, July1919.

He was entitled to the BWM and VM. The above details were taken from the research that accompanies his medals which I do not own and which also confirmed his unit. His medals last appeared for sale in Australia. Given he was discharged in the UK, and this letter from Australia House in London confirms that, then it is fair to assume that this item came from an estate sale and regrettably the items were separated then.

Since listing this item I have found a reference to him as follows:

Informant:
Sgt. H Watson 29377
4th Bgde. 10th Bty.
A.I.F. Le Havre 10.4.19.

http://empirecall.pbworks.com/w/page/38879360/McRae-G-A-Gunner-28439

Code: 61379

15.00 GBP


8th (Kings Royal Irish) Hussars

8th (Kings Royal Irish) Hussars

Original WW1 silk printed cigarette card, paper backed with details of regiment to reverse. In very good condition, may have minor age spots and light marking. No 19 of a set of 108 different cards distributed by a number of different cigarette manufacturers entitled "Crests & Badges of the British Army". Thought to have been issued by British American Tobacco in 1915.

More regiments available, just email me.

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Code: 62872

6.00 GBP


12th (Prince of Wales 's Royal) Lancers

12th (Prince of Wales 's Royal) Lancers

Original WW1 silk printed cigarette card, paper backed with details of regiment to reverse. In very good condition, may have minor age spots and light marking. No 23 of a set of 108 different cards distributed by a number of different cigarette manufacturers entitled "Crests & Badges of the British Army". Thought to have been issued by British American Tobacco in 1915.

More regiments available, just email me.

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Code: 62871

6.00 GBP


17th (Duke of Cambridges Own) Lancers

17th (Duke of Cambridges Own) Lancers

Original WW1 silk printed cigarette card, paper backed with details of regiment to reverse. In very good condition, may have minor age spots and light marking. No 28 of a set of 108 different cards distributed by a number of different cigarette manufacturers entitled "Crests & Badges of the British Army". Thought to have been issued by British American Tobacco in 1915.

More regiments available, just email me.

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Code: 62870

6.00 GBP


'The Piper of Loos' - Piper Daniel Laidlaw VC War Artists Illustration of him winning his Victoria Cross

'The Piper of Loos' - Piper Daniel Laidlaw VC War Artists Illustration of him winning his Victoria Cross

Just slightly shorter than a piece of A4 paper, in very good condition with minimal wear and no serious issues. Blank reverse.

A great original WW1 publication which would have been included with a weekly paper. The VC series with Piper Laidlaw illustrated by the artist Skinner winning his VC at Loos in 1915 when serving with the Kings Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB).

Read more here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Laidlaw

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Code: 61486

12.00 GBP


14th Indian Division Theatre Made Xmas Greetings Paper Slip 1943 - signed by Officer Commanding

14th Indian Division Theatre Made Xmas Greetings Paper Slip 1943 - signed by Officer Commanding


On 14 June 1943, the 14th Indian Division was converted to a Training Division. It was stationed at Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh, where the terrain and vegetation matched the conditions likely to be encountered in Burma, but the comparatively mild climate allowed training throughout the year. The division was commanded by Major General Alfred Curtis. Although its purpose was to supply jungle-trained reinforcements to Fourteenth Army which controlled operations on India's eastern frontier and in Burma, it reported directly to GHQ India under General Claude Auchinleck.

Recruits who had already received basic training in regimental depots were posted to units in 14th Division, to undertake jungle training and live-firing exercises. On completion of this advanced training, they were then assigned to divisional replacement camps, ready to report to their units when required.

This is a theatre produced paper Christmas Card, wishing "A Merry Christmas and a Jappy (sic) New Year to All Ranks". Dated21 December 1943 and signed by Maj Gen Alfred Curtis, Comd. 14 Ind Div and with some pencil initials presumably from some of the "All Ranks". On the other side, once folded, it shows it was addressed to W.H.B. Mirrless (MGRA) and J.W. English (RRACC). Folded, as intended, a few small stains otherwise in very good condition.

Maj.-Gen. William Henry Buchanan Mirrlees was born in 1892. He was the son of William Julius Mirrlees and Emily Lina Moncrieff. He married Iris Irma Leveson-Gower, daughter of Sir George Granville Leveson-Gower and Hon. Adelaide Violet Cicely Monson, on 5 January 1922. He and Iris Irma Leveson-Gower were divorced in 1928. He married Frances Warrington Peyrigné Lalanne, daughter of Frank Dale Lalanne, on 17 August 1931. He died on 22 October 1964. He was decorated with the award of the Companion, Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) He was invested as a Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.) He gained the rank of Major-General in the service of the Royal Artillery. He was decorated with the award of the Military Cross (M.C.)(https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mirrlees-1)

See also

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14th_Indian_Infantry_Division

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Code: 62064

25.00 GBP


68th 106th Durham Light Infantry (DLI), including Volunteers, Militia and Territorials Collection of mainly Victorian/ Edwardian Printed Regimental Crests

68th 106th Durham Light Infantry (DLI), including Volunteers, Militia and Territorials Collection of mainly Victorian/ Edwardian Printed Regimental Crests


It would be nigh impossible today to put together a collection as comprehensive as this. I will let the photos speak for themselves. Those on the squared grid card are glued down. The others are loose mounted in a stamp retaining strip. There is a small strip of regimental ribbon included, probably taken from a Xmas card and a Players cigarette card. 29 items in total. Some wear to crests as would be expected with their age.

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Code: 61825

65.00 GBP


WW1 original 8th Division BEF Xmas 1917 Christmas Card - With the Divisional Cloth Formation Signs!

WW1 original 8th Division BEF Xmas 1917 Christmas Card - With the Divisional Cloth Formation Signs!


A wonderful item in great condition for age, from 'Billy' - one formation sign has a small annotated cross next to it, presumably Billy was identifying to the recipient his unit. Minor corner wear, otherwise in very good condition. It lists the Division's battles since the commencement of the war (being read by an irate German General), and finishes with offering Compliments of the 'Seizing'. The card is professionally produced, made in Manchester and printed by George Falkner & Sons of 170 Deansgate. But the best of all is the divisional formation signs, printed in colour. I will leave somebody else to the joy of putting the correct unit to the correct sign!

Interestingly those on the card bear little if any resemblance to the colour breakdown of signs published in the divisional history in 1926 (The Eighth Division in the War 1914-1918), reproduced in the Formation Sign 233 p10 January 2009 (I will provide a scan of this with the card).

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Code: 61824

SOLD


Colonel Roger Montague Radcliffe Lamb, Northumberland Fusiliers Framed Bestowal Certificate for Award of Distinguished Service Order ( DSO ) dated 1st January 1917. Signed by King George V and Lord Derby, Secretary of State for War

Colonel Roger Montague Radcliffe Lamb, Northumberland Fusiliers Framed Bestowal Certificate for Award of Distinguished Service Order ( DSO ) dated 1st January 1917. Signed by King George V and Lord Derby, Secretary of State for War


Very scarce document in black frame and behind glass. I have not taken it out so I do not know if it is cut down, glued in or loose. Of great interest to anybody who owns his medals or the Northumberland Fusilier collector. Frame is Circa 34.5cm tall and 21.5cm wide).

Will post to a UK address only on account of the glass frame.

His Obituary and portrait photograph appeared in the 1937 St George's gazette (a photocopy of this will be provided). He died 15th August 1937 at Harrogate. Served with the 2nd NF in Boer War and after - joining the 1st Battalion in India in 1908. He commanded a company of the 2nd Battalion in the First War, with whom he was severely wounded in the Hozenzollern Redoubt in 1915. He was mentioned in despatches, and as well as receiving the DSO, was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. He retired shortly after the war ended. An important piece of ephemera to a long serving Northumberland Fusilier Officer.

His MIC (copy to be provided), confirms 1914-15 trio entitement with emblems, entering France on 18th January 1915. His last appointment was to No 5 Cadet Wing RAF as a Lieutenant Colonel.

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Code: 61797

125.00 GBP