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A scarce limited print run of the 10th (Prince of Wales) Royal Hussars, Retreat on Corunna, 1808. This is a limited print of the series of the Regiments at war, printed by Her Majesty's Printers in 1974, the original being painted by R Simkin. Beautifully executed, size approx 19 x 14.5 inches, would look stunning mounted. The print is old but unused so as new in condition.

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PP0002
A scarce limited print run of the 17th Lancers at Balaklava 1854. This is a limited print of the series of the Regiments at war, printed by Her Majesty's Printers in 1974, the original being painted by R Simkin. Beautifully executed, size approx 19 x 14.5 inches, would look stunning mounted. The print is old but unused so as new in condition.

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PP0003
A scarce limited print run of the 30th Foot storming of Badajoz on 6th April 1812. This is a limited print of the series of the Regiments at war, printed by Her Majesty's Printers in 1974, the original being painted by R Simkin. Beautifully executed, size approx 19 x 14.5 inches, would look stunning mounted. The print is old but unused so as new in condition.

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PP0004
A scarce limited print run of the 8th (King's Royal) Light Dragoons at Laswarree on 1st November 1803. This is a limited print of the series of the Regiments at war, printed by Her Majesty's Printers in 1974, the original being painted by R Simkin. Beautifully executed, size approx 19 x 14.5 inches, would look stunning mounted. The print is old but unused so as new condition.

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PP0005
A scarce limited print run of the 1st (Kings) Dragoon Guards at Chang-Kia-Wan, Pekin in 1860. This is a limited print of the series of the Regiments at war, printed by Her Majesty's Printers in 1974, the original being painted by R Simkin. Beautifully executed, size approx 19 x 14.5 inches, would look stunning mounted. The print is old but unused so as new in condition.

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PP0006
A rare and sought after signed wartime Strube cartoon print, absolutely lovely and in excellent condition. Cartoon is entitled 'For Further Alterations See Alexander's Time-Table' ~ the cartoon shows a railway station with its 'time-table' being amended by British and American soldiers whilst German soldiers look on in frustration from another platform ~ influnced by the Italian campaign. As always with Strube cartoons there is so much to see in the artwork. A little about Strube ~ Sidney 'George' Strube 1891-1956, a notable member of the London Sketch Club in the thirties, Strube was the Daily Expressís editorial cartoonist from 1912 to 1948. For many of those years, the paper had the largest circulation in the world, and Strube became the most popular cartoonist of the inter-war period. He especially ridiculed the Nazi regime and its personalities which found the Daily Express being a banned publication in thirties Germany, and himself on the Nazi hit-list during WW2. A really nice item to compliment any collection, simply scarce as well as an investment opportunity.
     £120.00
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PP0007
PP0007
WW1 circ US Forces postcard ~ showing the US troops marching with Drill Sgt, postal unused, good condition as per the photographs, undamaged, taken out of a photograph album. Postcard of a drawing by Marshall Davis.

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PP0008
WW1 circ US Forces postcard ~ showing the US troops marching into battle, postcard entitled 'Kings of the broad highway', postal unused, good condition as per the photographs, undamaged, taken out of a photograph album. Postcard of a drawing by Marshall Davis.

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PP0009
WW1 circ US Forces postcard ~ showing the US GI complaining about no mail from home, postcard entitled 'Say! How about that letter?', postal unused, good condition as per the photographs, undamaged, taken out of a photograph album. Postcard of a drawing by Marshall Davis.

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PP0010
A very scarce limited edition cover issued by the National Ex-Prisoner of War Association, number 69 of 1250. The cover is signed by Dame Vera Lynn (Patron of the Association), Earl Haig (President of the Association) and Lt. Commander I.E. Fraser VC, DSC. RNR (XE3 midget submarine sinking of the Japanese heavy Cruiser Takao). The card was issued 4th August 2000 for the 55th Anniversary of the liberation of British and Allied POWs. This is a very collectable cover in its own right that is further complimented by the signatures of a VC holder and Dame Vera Lynn. A choice investment for both the militaria and stamp collector.

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PP0011
A fine silk commemorative postcard with a small embroided envelope which contains a colour printed card remembering the 'glourious Memory of 1914 - 1915', showing the flags of the Allied armies. Still complete with its wax paper postal cover with the circular hole to allow postage stamps to be franked. Very typical of the patriotic feel of the day.

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PP0012
A well presented signed photograph of Lord Mountbatton of Burma - nicely signed and dated 1965, size approx 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, a good opportunity to obtain a fine scarce uniformed Mountbatton signature.

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PP0013
A scarce surviving British propoganda postcard - An Unexpected Visitor. Part of a series of cards approved by the British Authorities during and following the end of the Desert campaign, printed in Cairo and posted to a child from Egypt. Front of card has a 'Tommy' surprising two German soldiers in the desert, one in Afrikakorps uniform and the other in steel helmet. The card is in excellent condition and the colours are still crisp. The rear is postally used, franked - part of the card has come away in the area of the frank, see pictures, however the piece is still with the card. Nice propoganda card and scarce.

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PP0014
A lovely surving and quite rare WW2 British propoganda leaflet 'LUFTPOST' (airpost) dropped by the RAF on to the German troops, dated 7th October 1941. Leaflet is approx 8 x 5 in, is A4 folded to give 4 readable sides, full of 'news' that the German troops 'needed' to know plus a cartoon with 2 political officers etc. These documents are rarely found these days as most simply never survived the war. Rare collectable item for both the RAF or German collector. This is a rare find for the descerning collector.

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PP0015
An excellent print, over a hundred years old, of His Majesty the King's review of the Royal Navy Home and Atlantic Fleets off Cowes in 1909, original frame, some discolouration but nothing that detracts from the presence of the print ~ see photographs. Very detailed, ships named etc. Overall framed size is 39x26 inches.

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PP0016
A Royal Navy interest, limited edition artist signed print, numbered 333 of 2000, of HMS Kelly leaving the Grand Harbour, Malta in 1941, with HMS Warspite in the background by Robert Taylor ~ artist signed lower left and by the late Admiral of the Fleet Lord Mountbatten of Burma lower right, signed in 1978. Lord Mountbatten was HMS Kelly's Captain. ~ HMS KELLY - Captained throughout her illustrious career by Lord Mountbatten, HMS Kelly stood for all that was finest in Royal Naval tradition, inspiring affection not only amongst her own crew, but throughout the fleet. "The ship passing to starboard is Lord Mountbatten and his gang of pirates", the Officer of the Watch on Warspite is reported to have said. ~ This magnificent painting shows Kelly passing Warspite in Grand Harbour, Malta, in 1941. Still within its original wooden frame though the glass has sadly cracked, easily replaced. Overall framed size is 49x39 inches, print paper size is 42x31 inches. Happy to remove from its frame, which is a truely lovely frame though quite big. Robert Taylor is a sought after artist specialising in military subjects with most of his limited edition prints selling out completely. A fine investment opportunity, with its limited edition status and historical relevance accompanied with such a notable signature, it makes this print a highly sought after and prized item and is only available on the secondary market having long since sold out of its edition. ** Please note the second image is a stock photograph of the original painting **
     £300.00
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PP0017
A nicely painted portrait of a wartime British Army Officer, approx 6-7 inches in diameter, a nice painting.

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PP0018
A fully framed and well presented military print of 'Friedland 1807' by Ernest Meissonier - Large framed print, sizes to be confirmed, rich colours, formally hanging in a military mess, more details to be added but a good opportunity to obtain a nice old print in excellent condition.

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PP0019
A fully framed and well presented military print of 'Waterloo: The Charge of the British Cavalry' by Denis Dighton, signed by 7th Marquess of Anglesey. This is a limited edition print especially with the late Marquess's signature, the original art work is within the National Trust Collection and can be seen at Plas Newydd, Angelesey. The print is in beautiful condition, published 1976 by The Wellington Collection, National Army Museum, London, 1976 and personally signed in graphite by the Marquess of Angelesey, a scarce and collectable print.
     £500.00
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PP0020
A fully framed and well presented military print of 'Waterloo: The Charge of the French Cavalry' by Denis Dighton, signed by 8th Duke of Wellington. Limited edition collotype print, signed 'Wellington' published by the Wellington Collection, National Army Museum, London, 1976 and were personally signed in graphite by the 8th Duke of Wellington (Lower left), scarce and collectable art print.
     £500.00
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PP0021
A fully framed and well presented military print of 'Waterloo: The Defence of the Hougoumont' by Denis Dighton, signed by 8th Duke of Wellington. Limited edition collotype print, signed 'Wellington' published by the Wellington Collection, National Army Museum, London, 1976 and were personally signed in graphite by the 8th Duke of Wellington (Lower left), scarce and collectable art print.
     £500.00
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PP0022
A well presented military print of 'Hougoumont' by Mark Churms - Large limited edition print, numbered and signed by artist, Mark Churns, size approx 32 x 24.5 inches, rich colours, a good opportunity to obtain a fine scarce military print in excellent condition.
     £225.00
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PP0023
PP0023
The Battle of Pont D'Arcole' by Horace Vernet, military print, lovely unmarked condition, size approx 31 x 25 inches, more details and pictures to follow
     £100.00
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PP0024
899 Naval Air Squadron Sea Harriers, May 1980 Special First Day Cover, scarce surviving and complete first day cover for the recommissioning of the 899 Sqn Sea Harriers, all stamps and contents correct as they should be, nice item of both naval and aviation interest.

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PP0025
Tiger 131 postcard ~ showing the Tank Museum's Tiger Tank '131' , postcard in unused condition. The Tank Museum has beautifully restored Tiger 131 which is a running attraction at the museum, well worth the visit to see in person. Rear of postcard shows Tiger 131 on the day British Forces took it 'on strength'. Excellent postcard - I have a couple of these.