Highlights of the Private Collection of the Late Chris Connolly


Lot 949 – A wood and glass small display case containing a collection of 22 Miniature Bayonets, WW1 & WW2 period along with two Bayonet Pins and two Miniature Portepee Knots, many inscribed including Hill 60, Yser, Keeps Sake From Belgium, Waterloo, Ypres, Brugge, and similar, various styles including one sawback – £900

Lot 952 – A Belgium Fabrique Nationale Presentation Bayonet being highly decorated with foliage and dragon two both sides of blade, grip possibly bone with NF emblem, pommel engraved with foliage to both sides, in fitted box, blade length 18.5cm, overall length 27cm – £780

Lot 947 – A wood and glass small display case containing a collection of 17 Miniature Bayonets, 4 with scabbards, WW1 & WW2 period, two with horn handles, a good range of different styles of Bayonets – £700

Lot 810 – A 19th-century flintlock pistol, brass mounts, swivel ram rods, lock marked Manton, lock plate stamped 107, barrel stamped J Manton & Co., overall length 39cm – £600

Lot 818 – A German WWII SA Service Dagger 1933 with brown scabbard, brown grip, blade marked Alles Fur Deutschland, reverse marked RZM M.7/82/38, overall length 37cm – £600

Lot 972 – A hand built wooden and plastic scale model of Bismarck, on wood stand, with building instructions, a good example – £600

The rest of the sale highlights

Lot 1018 – A wood and brass bound Surgeons Box inscribed TJ McKenna RN, containing near complete Surgeons Kit with instruments in lid, two trays and base, box marked John Weiss & Son 287 Oxford Street London also marked manufactured for Larcom & Veysey, Portsmouth along with a af leather travelling case, contents includes forceps, scalpels, saws, drill bits, extractors etc – £740

Lot 1016 – An ornately framed Medal Group with two naval badges, Royal Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 1848-75, wide suspender, no date to James.S.Maddiks. BOS.Mate.HMS Mallard, Egypt Medal 1882-89, no clasp, dated 1882 to J.S.Maddiks. CH.CAP.F’CLE.HMS Minotaur., The Khedive’s Star 1882, Mr Jamed Maddiks was claimed by the press gang in topsham, after taking part in noteworthy engagemens of his time being wounded at the battle of the Nile onboard HMS Minotaur was awarded a small pension, he was ultimatley drowned one November evening in then newly constructed Turf Locks, with photocopy newspaper – £480

Lot 1017 – A collection of John Francis Hart Temporary Warrant WardMaster WW1 Ephemera including an album of Photo’s and Postcards of the Dardanells mainly notated on reverse, an appointment certificate in metal tube, a sketch and poem book with navel humour, a diary, loose postcards, three large black and white photographs HMS Dispatch 1925-26, Crew, St Johns Ambulance Long Service Medals and Bars, four small Medical Volumes, Aristotle Works, Hints and Help for Home Nursing and Hygiene, Students Pocket Prescriber and Examination of the Urine – £470