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Wonderful Collection of Personal Items to Lt Col CEC Bartlett MC AM South Staffordshire Reg.

Wonderful Collection of Personal Items to Lt Col CEC Bartlett MC AM South Staffordshire Reg.


Here for sale is a magnificent collection of personal items which all belonged to Lieutenant later Lieutenant Colonel Charles Edward Cox Bartlett; winner of the Military Cross, the Albert Medal, Croix de Guerre and mentioned in dispatches in 1915.
The items include his original sword with Sam Brown belt. The sword is a 1892 pattern infantry officers with an Edward VII cypher. The blade is of German manufacture made by Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Cie of Solingen and retailed and proofed in England, this mark is a worn in the centre so obscured, but an Albemarle street retailer. It has a replacement WW2 or later black scabbard. The sword is a little word and may have possibly been passed down to him, this needs researching. Also this lot comes with a printed bio from the Staffordshire regiment museum, please see this site at Charles E C Bartlett AM - victoriacross (vconline.org.uk) here there are pictures of him. The same brown belt he is wearing in one of the pictures must be the one with this sword.
An olive wood cigarette box with carved mother of pearl badge and engraved to Lt Col C.E.C. Bartlette. This is in good condition and measures 6 x 3.5 x 1.5 inches high.
A solid silver two handled cup given to him on the birth of his son in 1925. The solid silver cup is of good heavy gauge and is hallmarked for Birmingham 1920 (Jewellers stock) and it carries Wilmotts makers mark. It is engraved “John Francis Bartlett. Presented by the Warrant Officers and Sergeants of B company 1st battalion South Staffordshire regiment on his christening October 25th 1925.” The cup is in very good condition with a few dings here and there, which a good silversmith could take out easily. It measures 6 inches high x 7 inches from handle tip to tip.
A silver plated trophy cup for the Singapore Polo Club, known as the Barns Cup and awarded 1921 to the team of which Captain C.E.C. Bartlett is named on the cup. This is in fair order but has been well polished, but all names are clear and readable. It measures 4.6 inches high.
This lot comes with some research on this brave young officer a brief bio can be found below.
Charles was commissioned into the 1st South Staffordshire Regiment on 5th February 1913. The 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment were in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. They returned to England, landing Southampton on the 19th of September 1914 and joined 22nd Brigade in 7th Division at Lyndhurst where they were concentrating in the New Forest, Hampshire. The Division landed at Zeebrugge on the 6th of October 1914, to assist in the defence of Antwerp, they arrived too late prevent the fall of the city and took up defensive positions at important bridges and junctions to aid in the retreat of the Belgian army. The 7th Division then became the first British Troops to entrench in front of Ypres, suffering extremely heavy losses in the The First Battle of Ypres. By February 1915 the Division had been reinforced to fighting strength and they were in action at The Battle of Neuve Chapelle, The Battle of Aubers, The Battle of Festubert, The second action of Givenchy and The Battle of Loos. On the 20th of December 1915 the 1st South Staffs transferred to 91st Brigade still with 7th Division. In 1916 They were in action during the Battles of the Somme, including the capture Mametz, The Battle of Bazentin, the attacks on High Wood, The Battle of Delville Wood, The Battle of Guillemont and the Operations on the Ancre. In 1917 They fought during The German retreat to the Hindenburg Line and the flanking operations round Bullecourt during The Arras Offensive, before moving to Flanders for the Third Battle of Ypres, seeing action in The Battle of Polygon Wood, The Battle of Broodseinde, The Battle of Poelcapelle and The Second Battle of Passchendaele. In late 1917 the 7th Division was selected to move to Italy. They took up position in the line along the River Piave, in late January 1918. The Division played a central role in crossing the Piave, in October and the Battle of Vittoria Veneto.
He served throughout World War I and was Mentioned in Despatches. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre (France), and was also awarded the Military Cross in February 1915 along with the 1914 star trio with bar and roses.
He married Marion Eleanor Clarke in 1919 at Christ Church, Mayfair, London. He continued to serve after the end of WWI, in Singapore, Burma, India and Sudan, before he became Commanding Officer of 1 South Staffs in 1938. He served throughout WWII before retiring as Colonel in January 1946. Earning another MID in the second world war for North Africa.
Albert Medal Citation: On the 22nd February 1916, at St. Peter's Barracks. Jersey, one of the men under instruction at a bombing class, of which Lieutenant Bartlett was in charge, was practising with a catapult bomb thrower, and had removed the safety-pin from a bomb, holding back the lever with his finger. In placing the bomb in the sling he dropped it, and, in a fright, ran backwards, colliding with Lieutenant Bartlett, who had started to pick up the bomb. Lieutenant Bartlett, however, succeeded in reaching the bomb in time to throw it over the parapet into the air: where it exploded harmlessly. The bomb was timed to explode five seconds after the lever was released.
A wonderful lot to a very well decorated and brave officer, who gave no consequence to his own personal safety. His medals now reside in the Staffordshire regimental museum.
Shipping to UK mainland only via courier priced at £15.95

Code: 27512

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Wonderful Collection of Personal Items to Lt Col CEC Bartlett MC AM South Staffordshire Reg.

Wonderful Collection of Personal Items to Lt Col CEC Bartlett MC AM South Staffordshire Reg.



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Code: 27511

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Stunning 1930’s SA Presentation Dagger by Spitzer

Stunning 1930’s SA Presentation Dagger by Spitzer

This item now available due to non payment
A superb 1930’s German Sturmabteilung Dagger, the pommel and guard beautifully engraved with oak leaves and acorns, the hard wood grip has the original SA enamelled rune and eagle, both in excellent condition and well seated. It has a good steel blade with no defects, one side is etched with ‘Ulles Fur Deutschland’ ‘All For Germany’, and on the other side is the makers mark of Gustav Spitzer of Solingen. The blade has a few marks, wear, where it has been pulled in and out of the scabbard. The scabbard is also in great condition, the white metal fitting have also been highlighted with engraving. The main body of the scabbard is rust free but has a few scratches and a very shallow dent to one side. One edge of the scabbard has had three chips to the enamel paint and at some point been touched up, the colour is a fairly good match and it does not shout.
A scarce and beautiful dagger in very good excellent condition. it measures 14.5 inches.
Shipping to UK mainland only.

Code: 27510

750.00 GBP


Superb Victorian Court Sword by Stohwasser & Co

Superb Victorian Court Sword by Stohwasser & Co

A beautiful Victorian Court Sword, with a gilt brass hilt, crown pommel, silver wire bound grip and shell type guard; this is decorated with a sterling silver (tested) oak leaf wreath with Queen Victoria’s cypher and crown. It has a very good long thin steel blade, this is finely etched with foliate scrolls and crossed pennants to one side and the same scrollwork but with the Queens cypher to the other. The makers mark of Stohwasser & Co Conduit Street, London West is positioned about three inches down from the ricasso on one side.
The scabbard is made of leather with gilt brass ornaments, these are engraved with acanthus leaves, oak leaves and acorns.
When it comes to condition, there is just no damage to report, this sword is about as mint as you will get for a Victorian sword, there is not loss to the gilt and the blade is free from any rust, pitting or staining. A really stunning little sword that displays wonderfully. It measures 38 inches long.
Shipping to UK mainland only via courier priced at £15.95

Code: 27509

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Rare 1930’s Childs or Trade Sample Kriegsmarine Uniform.

Rare 1930’s Childs or Trade Sample Kriegsmarine Uniform.


A 1930’s beautifully tailored small Childs or a Trade sample Kriegsmarine tunic and cap. made of dark blue wool with a silk lining and fitted with all original buttons and the embroidered insignia for a 1st class signaller in the German Navy. It comes with its original little cap with silk cap tally embroidered in gold with Deutsche Wehrmacht and with a little silver eagle and swastika. This is also made of dark blue wool with a blue silk lining.
Although this is a child’s size, it was probably made by a tailoring firm as a sample to bid for a contract to make uniforms for the Kriegsmarine. The quality is just lovely, far better than any child’s costume or mini uniform I’ve ever seen. It comes on a child size mannequin with cap display, but it would look fantastic on an old Steiff Teddy bear and it would look amazing in any German collection.
The condition is perfect, no moth damage and it has been treated against future insect infestation.
The mannequin supplied has a wooden core and well stuffed, so it is quite heavy, this adds to the cost of posting. If the mannequin is not needed, please let me know, this will reduce the cost of posting. Shipping quoted is for the uniform and mannequin.

Code: 27507

275.00 GBP


Rare British No 7 Land Service Bayonet by Elkington

Rare British No 7 Land Service Bayonet by Elkington

These scarce bayonets were used with the Sten mk V submachine gun, even though they were designed for the No4 Lee Enfield, but when firing bullets, they struck the bayonet and obstructed the path of the bullet, so they proved unsuitable and were only used for ceremonial purposes. The No. 7 Mk. I/L was a very innovative and complex design, with a unique swivelling pommel. Part knife bayonet and part socket bayonet the grip is made of a resin impregnated cloth composite called Paxolin, it has deep finger grooves and a long steel blade with a single wide fuller on both sides which allow it to be used as a good fighting knife. This example is a good war time issue with mark one scabbard. it is marked on the ricasso one side with ‘No7 MK1/L’ on the other side it is marked ‘M/78’. The latter mark is for Elkington, their one time foray into bayonet making produced just 20,000 of these bayonets.
It comes in very good order, no damage or rust, just signs of light use here and there. It measures 13 inches long.
Shipping to UK mainland only

Code: 27506

195.00 GBP


19th Century Pin Fire Revolver

19th Century Pin Fire Revolver

A 19th century Belgian Pin Fire revolver of obsolete calibre around 7mm. a nice little example which is complete and cocks and dry fires. It has some little faults, the cylinder does turn easily but it does not rotate properly when firing. The hammer is a little sloppy, its probably the hammer spring is worn. It looks like it has had a bit of restoration in recent times, but it is all there and a nice example for the budget collector and sold as is. It measures 6.5 inches long.
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Code: 27505

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WW2 Territorial Group to Gilliams Royal Engineers Desert Rat

WW2 Territorial Group to Gilliams Royal Engineers Desert Rat

A super cased WW2 group awarded to 2078048 Sapper later Corporal G. I. J. Gilliams of the Royal Engineers. The group comprises of the 1939/45 star, the Africa star with original 8th army bar. Italy star, Defence medal, 1939/45 War medal and the George VI Territorial medal for Efficient Service with a further 6 years’ service bar. This group is mounted as worn and comes with the original corresponding ribbon bar. The TFM is correctly named to 2078048 Sapper G. I. J. Gilliams Royal Engineers. The whole group comes in a named handmade oak case, this has an engraved brass plaque on the top with the recipient’s name, please see pictures.
A wonderful group to a real desert rat, serving in North Africa and the Italian campaigns. As a Royal Engineer, he would have seen a lot of action and may have been involved in bomb disposal, maintaining roads and tracks so the infantry has easy access and even the building of the first Bailey pontoon bridge over the river Po in Italy; the engineers were vital to the campaign.
Sapper Gilliams stayed in the Territorial engineers after the war and into the 1950’s , so he must have seen further action after the war.
All medals and badges are in very good but used condition.

Code: 27504

170.00 GBP


Early 20thC Royal Fusilier Fur-Cap Grenade Badge.

Early 20thC Royal Fusilier Fur-Cap Grenade Badge.

The large brass badge worn on the OR’s Fur Cap from around the just before the first world war era. It comes in very good used condition with two large lugs on the back. It measures 3.75 inches high.
Ref. I1

Code: 27503

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Victorian Infantry Mounted Officers Breastplate Badge.

Victorian Infantry Mounted Officers Breastplate Badge.

A solid brass breastplate badge worn by the specialised unit of the Infantry mounted officers around 1885. This one is in good condition but has some amount of wear to the surface. A nice unusual piece, measuring 3.25 inches high.
Ref. I2

Code: 27502

35.00 GBP