WW2 German SS Dutch Occupation Trumpet Banner, measuring 25 1/2 inches by 23 1/2 inches including the fringe, with 3 cloth material tabs at the top, each measuring 3 inches in height for hanging from the trumpet. The 2 SS ruins to the one side measure 17 1/4 inches in height, and show light staining with mothing as shown in photos. The Dutch occupation cross, measures approx. 16 1/2 inches in height, and shows staining from age with only very slight mothing. The black backing material is very clean with the silver wire fringe being complete. Both the ruins and occupation cross are hand stitched as they should be, with the borders of the banner body being machine stitched.
WW1 Canadian Cavalry Officer’s Saddle In Original Crate. Officers pattern saddle complete with an under pad, and 2 cinch straps, all in the original issue wooden shipping crate. Leather is soft and pliable with strong stitching throughout, and all brass roller buckles in place. Saddle in C-Broadarrow marked, as are the nickel steel stirrups, which are also maker marked and dated 1907. Also marked with the number “6” and ‘2″, and the letters F, G, and H. All in excellent and rideable condition. Wooden crate has had some repairs over time, but is complete and solid.
WW1 Canadian Cavalry Headstall, Reins, And Bit, C /|\ 1904. Steel bit is maker marked “L. & Co. Ltd.” and dated 1904, and marked “Steel”. Complete with chain. Bit is in it’s original condition showing some discoloration, and surface rust. Leather is soft and pliable with strong stitching. Each rein is marked with a large Canadian C-Broadarrow. Reins are attached with steel roller buckles, with the headstall having brass roller buckles. Leather shows some minor cracking to the surface in spots. A rare set that appears to be complete.
British Pattern 1907 Bayonet With Quillon. Manufactured for use with the SMLE #1 Mk. III rifle. Measuring 21 1/2 inches overall with a 17 inch blade. Marked 1907 and dated 6/13 (June 1913) on the blade. Proof marked with British Broadarrow. Two piece wood grips show the original finish. Blade shows some light age staining and retains the original edge. Scabbard is in very good condition showing the original finish and strong stitching.
WW1 Military Medal named to “775177, Pte. C.Sullivan, 18 W. Ont. R.” (18th, Western Ontario Regiment). Correct naming. Original un-touched condition complete with original issue ribbon. Christopher Sullivan attestated in Toronto, December 6, 1915 at the age of 20 years and 1 month.He is listed in the Edinburgh Gazette, January 27, 1919, Page 534, issue 13393. His burial information shows The Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, with no grave reference. He was killed in action August 27th at the age of 22 years, and was previously wounded at Vimy Ridge, He was awarded the Military Medal for capturing a German dugout, as reported by the Toronto Star, September 21, 1918.
WW1 era Scottish Basket Hilt Sword. 32 inch nickle silver blade with 2 grooves to each side, with the etching being 13 1/2″ in length. Proof marked blade above the hilt. Blade is etched with a King’s Crown above cypher to one side of the blade, and King’s Crown above a shield to the other side. The blade is in excellent condition with 100% of the original finish remaining, with only very light scratching being visible to the end of the blade. The basket hilt also retains 100% of the original finish, with the inner material being original to the sword and in very good condition. The red material with blue border shows slight fraying to the edges, with 2 small moth nips being visible to the exterior of the material. The tassel also appears to be original to the sword, and also in excellent condition with no damage or fraying. The wire wrapped shark skin grips are very good on condition, showing only slight wear with no damage, and tight wire wrapping. The metal scabbard also retains 100% of the original finish being very bright and clean. All in excellent condition and being one of the best we have seen.
Pattern 1905 Sergeant’s Sword Marked “C..M.S.C” (Canadian Military Staff Clerks) with issue steel scabbard. Two piece sharks skin grips are in very good condition, and held in place with two retaining pins, with the skin being grooved with no wire. The full steel guard shows the cypher of George V with a King’s Crown above. The guard is marked with a British Broadarrow above “W.S.C” (Wilkinson Sword Company), and also marked “C.C.C” above the numbers 4 and 5. The interior of the guard shows a date stamp of “12.11” (December 1911) above the stamp “C.M.S.C. (Canadian Military Staff Clerks). Below this shows the letter stamping “R.C.O.C” (Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps) above the number “6”. All of these markings show a single line strike through them. The 32 1/2 inch blade is marked to the left side above the guard with 2 proof marks, and the maker’s mark “Wilkinson” to the right side with 2 British “crow foot” stamps, and the British Broadarrow surrounding the single proof mark. The blade is in excellent condition showing almost 100% of the bright nickle silver finish, and a very clean and straight edge. The steel field scabbard is in it’s original finish with slight discoloration from age, and 2 visible dents being present. The side of the scabbard is also marked “C.M.S.C” to the side at the top, with the top portion of the flat above the ring being marked with a British crow foot stamp, above a the British Broadarrow, with the maker’s mark “Mole” above a single proof mark and the number “11” for the date 1911.
Pattern 1890 Cavalry Trooper’s Sword Marked To The 4th Hussars, with issue steel scabbard. 34 1/4 inch blade and measuring 40 inches overall. Two piece black checkered hard rubber grips show slight wear in spots, with all original retaining pins in place. The slightly curved nickel silver blade with 25 inch groove to each side, and retains 98% of it’s bright finish with a few slight nicks to the edge of the blade from use. The guard show’s approx. 80% of it’s original finish with some slight discoloration to the interior above the grips. The left side of the blade shows 2 proof marks above the guard, with the date stamp “4. 98″ (April 1898). The right side of the blade shows a single proof mark with a British Broadarrow above, and the letter “X” below. The top of the blade above the guard is also marked with a single proof mark, followed by a maker’s stamp reading “/90 MOLE”. The large steel field scabbard shows some light discoloration overall with some nick marks to the top flat . The top of the scabbard is marked “II” above a proof mark, and the number “96” (1896), with the side of the top of the scabbard showing the marks “4H” (Fourth Hussars) above a large British “crowfoot” stamp, next to the mark “5 PLDG” (5th Prince Louis Dragoon Guards), with these marks being struck out by a single line. Below this is also the number “243” followed by the letter “B” above “I4″, which has also been line struck. The flat of the scabbard, below the ring, is also marked with a single proof mark, with the number “96” ave “II”, wit ha British “W /|\ D” stamp above.
Pattern 1827 Cavalry Officer’s Sword, manufactured by Symons, Halifax, Nova Scotia, with issue scabbard. Blade measures 32 1/4 inches in length with a bright nickle silver finish. Blade is etched to both sides from the guard, to the end of the groove, being 20 1/2 inches. The guard shows the crown of William IV above the badging of a Rifle Regiment. Right side of the blade shows the Star of David with proofing mark to the center of it, with the left side of the blade showing the maker’s marks, “J.H. Symons, Halifax” above the guard. The center of the etching of the left side of the blade also shows the crown of William IV above the Rifle Regiment badging. The shark skin grips is in very nice condition with the wire wrapping being intact, and only showing two spots of wear from handling. The metal work of the guard is in very good condition, with metal having turned a pleasing grey/brown from age. The etching of the blade shows wear for the first four inches above the guard, with the rest of the blade showing a bright and clean detail with only minor darkening to the end of the blade. The scabbard is complete with both rings in place, with most of the nickle silver finish being lost.
Canadian General Service Medal With 1866 Fenian Raid Bar, named to Pte. G. Lauzon, 4th Chasseurs. Name appears on the published roll. With original ribbon.
The Canadian Chasseurs (Chasseurs Canadiens), a Volunteer Militia unit, was raised in November 1861 by Judge Michel Coursol, a leading Montreal jurist who led them against the Fenian Raids of 1866 by Irish Republicans based in the U.S.A., many of them former Union soldiers in the American Civil War.