I'm supposed to be downsizing my militaria collection. Selling some. Gifting some. Don't want to leave the mem sahib holding the bag when I croak. But
I saw this thing and for some reason couldn't exist. Unwrapped it today. Nice patina but I didn't get it for that.
Being a Bohemian at heart, I'm all about Beauty, Truth, and Love. I figgered that this might be cleaned up to show it's true beauty.
So I cleaned it up a bit and Et Voila!
Oh, the reason I was attracted to it is...
Now I feel like I'm having coffee with the admiral in his stateroom!
While I was rubbing it, I was waiting for a genie to pop out with an armload of cash. Didin't happen.