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Background imagePersonal Collection: bronco, toilet, paper, advertisement

bronco, toilet, paper, advertisement

Background imagePersonal Collection: Group photo, HMS Musketeer, Scapa Flow, WW2

Group photo, HMS Musketeer, Scapa Flow, WW2
Group photo on board HMS Musketeer, Scapa Flow, WW2. 1943

Background imagePersonal Collection: The Camden Turkish Baths, 11a Kentish Town Road, London

The Camden Turkish Baths, 11a Kentish Town Road, London
Board-mounted promotional poster for The Camden Turkish Baths, 11a Kentish Town Road, London - designed and erected under the personal superintendence of Mr. H. H. Bridgeman ARIBA Arch

Background imagePersonal Collection: HMS Royal Oak, battleship, Revenge class

HMS Royal Oak, battleship, Revenge class. 1940s

Background imagePersonal Collection: Advert for Mappin & Webb Ermeto Movado pocket watch 1934

Advert for Mappin & Webb Ermeto Movado pocket watch 1934
Ermeto Movado watches a new model at a new price. Built for a life-times service, they have strong outer cases ensuring double glass breakage. Date: 1934

Background imagePersonal Collection: Advert for Underwood portable typewriters 1931

Advert for Underwood portable typewriters 1931
Underwood creates the new portable typewriter. With a quiet carriage that never interrupts the train of thought, a quieter key action and shift key

Background imagePersonal Collection: Gracie Fields Home and Orphanage, Peacehaven, Sussex

Gracie Fields Home and Orphanage, Peacehaven, Sussex
Children and staff stand in front of the orphanage and childrens home at Peacehaven in East Sussex. The home was opened in 1933 by the singing star Gracie Fields to care for the children of parents

Background imagePersonal Collection: Post-War Recruitment

Post-War Recruitment
Poster asking employers to take on men who have served during the First World War, featuring a personal plea from Douglas Haig

Background imagePersonal Collection: The Flying Saucer As I Saw It, book cover

The Flying Saucer As I Saw It, book cover
THE FLYING SAUCER AS I SAW IT, by Kenneth Arnold, containing his own account. This copy is signed by the author

Background imagePersonal Collection: Advert for Underwood portable typewriters 1931

Advert for Underwood portable typewriters 1931
Your personal letters... write them on the Underwood portable. With a quiet carriage that never interrupts the train of thought, a quieter key action and shift key

Background imagePersonal Collection: Chasseurs a Cheval

Chasseurs a Cheval
Chasseurs a cheval, riding as Napoleons personal bodyguards

Background imagePersonal Collection: HMS Queen Emma before D-Day, WW2

HMS Queen Emma before D-Day, WW2. circa 1944

Background imagePersonal Collection: Santos-Dumont Demoiselle replica 9

Santos-Dumont Demoiselle replica 9 : A flyable replica built by Personal Plane Services Ltd at Booker, for the 1965 film Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines

Background imagePersonal Collection: HMS Nelson, battleship, Nelson class

HMS Nelson, battleship, Nelson class. 1940s

Background imagePersonal Collection: HMS Ajax, light cruiser, Leander class

HMS Ajax, light cruiser, Leander class. circa 1940s

Background imagePersonal Collection: General Charles de Gaulle, French soldier and statesman

General Charles de Gaulle, French soldier and statesman
General Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), French soldier and statesman, seen here in uniform during the Second World War. 1940s

Background imagePersonal Collection: HMS Obdurate, Scapa Flow, WW2

HMS Obdurate, Scapa Flow, WW2. 1943

Background imagePersonal Collection: D-Day, HMS Ramillies, WW2

D-Day, HMS Ramillies, WW2
D-Day, HMS Ramillies, June 1944. 1944

Background imagePersonal Collection: HMS Revenge, battleship, Revenge class

HMS Revenge, battleship, Revenge class 1940s

Background imagePersonal Collection: Advert for Tyme, Ermeto Movado ladies pocket watch 1933

Advert for Tyme, Ermeto Movado ladies pocket watch 1933
Tyme, the best pocket watch made. Small and compact, yet absolutely protected against all causes of trouble. Can be carried in any pocket or hand-bag with other articles. Date: 1933

Background imagePersonal Collection: Lorenzo Ricci

Lorenzo Ricci
LORENZO RICCI - Italian general of the Jesuits when it was being widely attacked, despite his personal qualities imprisoned by the Pope in the Castels Angelo where he died. Date: 1703 - 1775

Background imagePersonal Collection: Advert for Mappin & Webb Ermeto Movado pocket watch 1933

Advert for Mappin & Webb Ermeto Movado pocket watch 1933
Ermeto Movado watches are the last word in efficiency. The movements are doubly protected against dust, damp, and breakage by an inner and outer case

Background imagePersonal Collection: Albatros C IX used by Manfred von Richthofen

Albatros C IX used by Manfred von Richthofen
Albatros C IX prototype German biplane used by Manfred von Richthofen for personal transport. Date: circa 1917

Background imagePersonal Collection: Sitting Bulls Hat, 1897

Sitting Bulls Hat, 1897
Illustration of a hat depicting the life of Sitting Bull, the Native American Indian Chief. Tiny crescents denoted how many animals were captured by Sitting Bull

Background imagePersonal Collection: Chamberpot Emptied

Chamberpot Emptied
Just in Time ! To empty the chamberpot out of the bedroom window is socially acceptable, but to do so on the head of a gentleman caller shows lack of consideration

Background imagePersonal Collection: HMS Venus, Scapa Flow, WW2

HMS Venus, Scapa Flow, WW2. 1943

Background imagePersonal Collection: Avro 685 York transport used the Lancasters wings, mod

Avro 685 York transport used the Lancasters wings, modified tail unit and engines One used by Winston Churchill as his personal aircraft

Background imagePersonal Collection: Odol Mouth Competition

Odol Mouth Competition
Advertisement for Odol mouthwash or liquid antiseptic dentifrice which features a competition to guess Whose Mouth Is It...? The first prize is 20

Background imagePersonal Collection: Burying the Hatchet

Burying the Hatchet
A terrible accident during a street circus act where a knife-thrower misjudges his aim and hits his woman assistant in the head with his throwing hatchet

Background imagePersonal Collection: Avro York C.1 LV633

Avro York C.1 LV633
Royal Air Force - Avro York C.1 LV633, the first prototype, outside the Avro factory at RAF Langar after preparation for deployment to the Far-East

Background imagePersonal Collection: Douglas DC-3-253 - C-41 NC41HQ

Douglas DC-3-253 - C-41 NC41HQ
Douglas DC-3-253 / C-41 NC41HQ (msn 2053, ex 38-0502). formerly the personal transport of General Hap Arnold. Date: circa 1995

Background imagePersonal Collection: Italian Propaganda postcard - Invasion of Albania

Italian Propaganda postcard - Invasion of Albania by Italian Tank Regiment (this card is celebrating the brave tank drivers) 7-12 April 1939

Background imagePersonal Collection: Celtic Relics, Personal Ornaments of Gold and Bronze

Celtic Relics, Personal Ornaments of Gold and Bronze. Gold bracelet, three bronze fibulas, enamelled bronze horse trapping, enamelled ring, bronze torque, gold torque, gold earring, bronze ornament

Background imagePersonal Collection: Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 57-2589

Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 57-2589
United States Air Force - Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker 57-2589 (MSN 17725) 13 December 1958: First flight. 21 January 1959: 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, Offutt AFB, NE

Background imagePersonal Collection: The Sinking of the the Scharnhorst at the Battle of North

The Sinking of the the Scharnhorst at the Battle of North
Illustration showing the German Battlecruiser Scharnhorst listing to starboard as she sank at the end of the Battle of North Cape, approximately 7.30pm on 26th December 1943

Background imagePersonal Collection: Avro York C. 1 LV633 - Ascalon

Avro York C. 1 LV633 - Ascalon
Avro York C.1 LV633 Ascalon The personal transport of Winston Churchill 1943-1944, until replaced by a Douglas C-54. Date: circa 1943

Background imagePersonal Collection: Elizabeth Arden is in Personal Touch with you. Photograph by Baron Adolph de Meyer for

Elizabeth Arden is in Personal Touch with you. Photograph by Baron Adolph de Meyer for Elizabeth Arden cosmetics. Date: 1928

Background imagePersonal Collection: White Star Line, RMS Titanic, letter from Henry Wotton

White Star Line, RMS Titanic, letter from Henry Wotton
White Star Line, RMS Titanic, collection of Titanic passengers Richard and Stanley May. Letter dated 5 July 1913 from Henry Wotton, Titanic cross channel passenger

Background imagePersonal Collection: Letter to Laura Francatelli, RMS Titanic survivor

Letter to Laura Francatelli, RMS Titanic survivor
White Star Line, RMS Titanic. Previously unseen letter dated 5th May 1938 on United Artists Studio Corporation, Hollywood notepaper to Titanic First Class passenger Laura Mabel Francatelli

Background imagePersonal Collection: White Star Line, RMS Olympic, top of on board stationery

White Star Line, RMS Olympic, top of on board stationery
White Star Line, RMS Olympic, top of a piece of on board stationery dated September 20th 1911, the day of the Hawke collision incident, from May brothers personal archive of shipping items. Date: 1911

Background imagePersonal Collection: Luncheon menu, Assembly of Fleet at Spithead, Southampton

Luncheon menu, Assembly of Fleet at Spithead, Southampton
South Western Hotel, Southampton, luncheon menu from 19 July 1914 for the Spithead Review, signed by Richard and Stanley May, in the May brothers personal archive of shipping items. Date: 1914

Background imagePersonal Collection: Small archive of May brothers personal ephemera

Small archive of May brothers personal ephemera
White Star Line, RMS Titanic, May Collection. Small archive of personal ephemera relating to Titanic passengers Richard and Stanley May

Background imagePersonal Collection: White Star Line, RMS Olympic pictorial souvenir (cover)

White Star Line, RMS Olympic pictorial souvenir (cover)
White Star Line, RMS Olympic, pictorial souvenir (cover) with pullout centre section. Ex-personal property of Titanic First Class Steward Edward Wheelton

Background imagePersonal Collection: White Star Line, RMS Olympic, dinner menu card (back)

White Star Line, RMS Olympic, dinner menu card (back)
Signed First Class dinner menu card (back) for Titanic?s sister ship RMS Olympic dated September 20th 1911. This is a significant date as Olympic collided with Royal Naval cruiser HMS Hawke

Background imagePersonal Collection: Ottoman Sultan going to the mosque. Turkey

Ottoman Sultan going to the mosque. Turkey. Engraving by Lemaitre, Lalaisse and Chaillot. Historia de Turquia by Joseph Marie Jouannin (1783-1844) and Jules Van Gaver, 1840

Background imagePersonal Collection: Orchestrelle Company Advertisement Aeolian Vocalion

Orchestrelle Company Advertisement Aeolian Vocalion
An illustrated advertisement for The orchestrelle Company, promoting the Aeolian Vocalion, an exquisite gramophone, with features including the Graduola, which gives personal control of tone

Background imagePersonal Collection: Queen Mary's Personal Secretaire Bookcase, HMS Medina

Queen Mary's Personal Secretaire Bookcase, HMS Medina
Queen Mary's Personal Secretaire Bookcase - The Royal Yacht, HMS Medina, 1911-1912 Coronation Expedition to India for the Durbar. Designed and made for Her Majesty by Waring and Gillow

Background imagePersonal Collection: A Message to the Nation from The Queen Mother, 1910

A Message to the Nation from The Queen Mother, 1910
A Message to the Nation from The Queen Mother (Queen Alexandra) - May 10, 1910 following the death of her husband Kind Edward VII. Date: 1910



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