MILITARY ARTIFACTS

 AND COLLECTABLES PAGE 

WOW for each PURCHASE on this page you will receive a gift!!!

It will be a nice gift and it will be free so not to worry about what it might be and we won't tell you what it is. And the higher the cost of your purchase the nicer the free gift will be!   So now lets look at the items for sale. I hope that you see something that you like. Most of the items are one of a kind so when you buy them you are the one that has them!  This offer applies to this page only.  Have fun!!

 

 

 

We sell collectable crests from our ships most of which are decades old and represent very real navy history! We also sell collectable books which were issued to our sailors some of them pre ww2 vintage. 

I served in our Navy as a ship's Officer and if you have suggestions or would like to discuss any of the items here please email me at ron@northtreasure.com I started this page for two purposes first to support our Naval history because I think it is very important to have a Navy when we have the world's longest coastline and secondly to generate enough revenue to cover our costs. And thirdly because I really enjoy Naval artifacts!

We have a very good collection of original ship's crests and manuals and books issued to Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Navy and United States Navy personnel. Most of these artifacts are one of a kind and once sold it may be impossible for us to acquire another one.  Also if you wish to acquire several of the artifacts or even our entire collection just email me  and we can discuss the details.

I appreciate your support because without it we would be unable to cover the costs and time required to maintain the site. When you look at the collectable items here you will also see a lot of useful information that will give you an insight into how our Sailors served and what our Navy accomplished.   The Canadian Navy used mostly British Admiralty publications and the American Navy generated their own.  If you love boats and ships you can learn a lot from these classic Navy manuals.

Welcome to our website and lets start off with some very classic marine whistles made in England that Naval ships have been using for over 100 years! 

                   

BOATSWAIN'S PIPES -MADE IN ENGLAND

In our inventory we have a very small number of Boatswain's Pipes made in England by ACME Whistles. They have been making them since the mid 19th century and supplying the Royal Navy with them since 1868. These are high quality whistles and yes while you can purchase cheap ones from China they just aren't the same. They would be an excellent gift, an addition to any yacht, a collectable for anyone that loves the sea and ships. The instructions give directions on how to blow 8 different signals including "Pipe Down" and "Piping the Side" etc. 

The cost of shipping and handling is included in the price. $53.00 USD We only have 4 left in stock so it is first come first served. 

 

SHIP'S CRESTS

Our ship's crests were made from various materials often on our ships including plaster, resin and aluminum. The Aluminum sometimes came from beer cans that were melted down on the ship! Often a local shop in Victoria or Halifax would produce the crests for sale to ship's canteens. The crests were usually mounted on solid mahogany wood plaques although as time marched on and mahogany got more expensive some plaques were made from man made material. The crests were all hand painted and it was easy to see which ones were painted on a ship which is in constant motion! Sailors would wear a small embroidered crest of their ship on their working uniforms and you could tell at a glance which ship they were from. You will notice that nearly all the crests have a standard design with the crown at the top and a maple leaf on the bottom. Today you can also purchase a computer generated ship's crest on a plastic surface but we do not consider them to be collectables. They look great however we are here to supply actual crests made many years ago and representing our Naval history.

 

HMCS ONTARIO SHIP'S CREST

Here are the crests available today hope you enjoy them!

Air Force

439 Squadron crest

Lancaster Bomber crest Maritime tour 1990

RCAF GOOSE BAY crest

 

ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY

 

ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY CAP TALLY COLLECTION 18 cap tally's SOLD

Rare solid brass MARPAC crest "Taken at the Flood"

Solid Bronze Parallel rolling ruler ex Royal Canadian Navy

HMCS UGANDA ship's print

Rare 1941 chart of Esquimalt Harbour RCN base

1967 Canadian Naval Centennial Assembly print

 

Our collection of Canadian Navy Crests and there is a descriptive page for each one: 

CANCOMDESRON5 crest

HMCS ATHABASKAN Ships crest

HMCS CHALEUR Ships Crest

HMCS CHIGNECTO Ship's Crest

HMCS FRASER Ships Crest

HMCS GATINEAU ships crest

HMCS GRANBY ships crest

HMCS HOCHELAGA Naval Logistics Centre closed in 1970

HMCS IROQUOIS ship's crest

HMCS MALLARD ship's crest

HMCS Newport Corner Radio Station crest

HMCS OJIBWA ship's crest

HMCS OKANAGAN ship's crest

HMCS ONONDAGA ship's crest

HMCS PORTE QUEBEC Ship's crest

HMCS Port St. Jean Ships Crest

HMCS PROVIDER Ships crests (2) and ship's print

HMCS Qu'APPELLE Ships crest

HMCS ONTARIO C-32 Ships crest

HMCS NEW GLASGOW ex WW2 River Class and Prestonian class frigate.

HMCS SASKATCHEWAN ship's crest

HMCS SAULT STE. MARIE large ship's crest

HMCS MARGAREE ship's crest

HMCS SPRINGHILL cloth ships crest WW2 river class frigate sold

 

 

 

GREAT BRITAIN

Combined Ops crest

HMS PUMA sold

HMS GREENWICH FEB 1943 ASHTRAY

RFA RESURGENT Ships Crest

 

EUROPE

Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) crest

Germany Panzer 153 tank plaque

 

NAVY BOOKS

(We are listing them here and we are working on page for each book giving you more details. Over time links will appear but we thought listing the books first is the best way of getting the information to you!) The content of these books is absolutely exceptional and they show how marine knowledge was shared prior to computers. By simply picking up a book and finding a comfortable place to read it you could establish an expert level of knowledge on topics like seamanship, navigation, ship handling, engineering, emergency procedures etc etc. As a retired Naval Officer I encountered books like these and computers and I must stay that the books were superior. If you are interested in any of these books just let me know and I will construct the detail page for that book so that you can better understand it's content and condition. You can e-mail here at ron@northtreasure.com

MANUAL OF SEAMANSHIP 

ADMIRALTY VOL II  1951 $58.00 854 PAGES
THEORETICAL NAVAL ARCHITECTURE

EDWARD ATTWOOD   1953 $50.00 418 PAGES

MANUAL OF SEAMANSHIP Vol I

ADMIRALTY VOL I 1951 $50.00 290 PAGES

MANUAL OF SEAMANSHIP Vol II

ADMIRALTY VOL II 1951 $75.00 854 PAGES
ADMIRALTY NAVIGATION MANUAL ADMIRALTY VOL I 1938 $75.00 446 PAGES
ADMIRALTY NAVIGATION MANUAL ADMIRALTY VOL II 1938 $70.00 275 PAGES
NAVAL SERVICE OF CANADA KINGS PRINTER OTTAWA VOL I AND 11 1952 $140.00

TWO VOLUMES

 
ADMIRALTY VOLUME OF NAVIGATION ADMIRALTY VOL I 1954 50.00 536 PAGES
ADMIRALTY MANUAL OF SEAMANSHIP ADMIRALTY VOL I 1979 55.00 509 PAGES
MANUAL OF SEAMANSHIP ADMIRALTY VOL I 1951 40.00 290 PAGES
ADMIRALTY MANUAL OF NAVIGATION

ADMIRALTY VOL 1 1938 $75.00 446 PAGES
ADMIRALTY MANUAL OF SEAMANSHIP ADMIRALTY VOL 3 1983 $60.00 534 PAGES

ADMIRALTY MANUAL OF SEAMANSHIP

ADMIRALTY VOL II 1967 $75.00 641 PAGES
AMERICAN PRACTICAL NAVIGATOR BOWDITCH

US DEPT DEFENSE

VOL I 1977 $135.00 1386 PAGES
SOUTH AMERICAN PILOT IV  7A HYDROGRAPHER OF THE NAVY ROYAL NAVY VOL IV 1969 65.00 481 PAGES
MANUAL OF SEAMANSHIP ADMIRALTY VOL 2 1932 $175.00 357 PAGES
THE BLUE JACKETS MANUAL UNITED STATES NAVY 14TH EDITION 1950 $45.00 828 PAGES
THE BLUE JACKETS MANUAL UNITED STATES NAVY 10TH EDITION 1940 $90.00 784 PAGES
THE BLUE JACKETS MANUAL UNITED STATES NAVY 19TH EDITION 1974 $45.00 644 PAGES
THE BLUE JACKETS MANUAL UNITED STATES NAVY 13TH EDITION 1946 $60.00 622 PAGES
THE BLUE JACKETS MANUAL UNITED STATES NAVY 10TH EDITION 1940 $95.00 791 PAGES
A SEAMAN'S POCKET-BOOK

ADMIRALTY B.R.827 1943 $65.00 120 PAGES

NAVAL ELECTRICAL POCKET BOOK B.R.157(2)

ADMIRALTY B.R.157(2) 1941 $65.00 399 PAGES
WEST INDIES PILOT  ADMIRALTY VOL II 1969 $55.00 385 PAGES
TABLES OF COMPUTED ALTITUDE AND AZIMUTH UNITED STATES NAVY VOL II

LAT 10' TO 19'

1940 $125.00 263 PAGES
TABLES OF COMPUTED ALTITUDE AND AZIMUTH UNITED STATES NAVY VOL IV

LAT 30' TO LAT 39'

1940 $125.00 263 PAGES

TABLES OF COMPUTED ALTITUDE AND AZIMUTH

UNITED STATES NAVY VOL V

LAT 40' TO LAT 49'

 

1947 90.00 263 PAGES

 

Here is a picture of me when I was young and skinny and had no grey hair! This is why I have a website to help support our Navy history. When you take your ship to sea there is great adventure and excitement. When you are on a warship in the cold war things sometimes got a bit tense. But it sure was fun! And seeing the Canadian flag on the stern was a great source of pride. The crew worked as a team to solve any problem from rough seas to breakdowns to exercises and operational cruises with a full war load of ammo. Canada has the longest coastline in the world and we need a strong Navy which ships and crew to do the job. But in the last 12 years not one replacement Navy ship has been launched and we now have a Navy with no supply ships and half the ships they had are no longer operational. 

And here is one more point about seamanship.  I learned a lot about that in the Royal Canadian Navy. When I wrote my Canadian Boater's card test I got 100% on the exam. But I can tell you that if you study say Vol II of the Admiralty Manual of Seamanship you will learn more about seamanship than any study for our Boater's card. The card is a good idea but the standards and information required to be a good sailor in our Navy are much much higher.  I suggest to any person considering operating vessels of any size on rivers, lakes and oceans to also consider reviewing the information on naval seamanship that has developed over hundreds of years.  

LINKS

 

One of my favorite songs is the Bryan Adams Ric A Dam Doo song sang by the wives of Canada's PPCLI and it gives you an insight into the Canadian Military. Watch the video here. Thanks Bryan!

 

 

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