The Velvet Marionette: Vintage & Retro Emporium Exmouth

A family-run business dedicated to buying and selling quality 20th century collectables, books, toys, art, furniture & just about anything else that takes our fancy.

Come visit us: 20 High Street, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1NP

Contact us: mail@thevelvetmarionette.comor call 07526177750 (9-5 Mon-Fri)

For occasional musings follow us @MrFfitchTVM

HMS Superb was a Minotaur-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy. The ship entered service in 1945 and had a brief, quiet career before being decommissioned in 1957 after her modernisation was cancelled. She was broken up in 1960 and these items found their way to a Grammar School in Hampshire where they were used to furnish a Cadet Hut.  These are genuine items and viewing of them in our Exmouth shop is recommended; a rare opportunity.

Offers invited c. £1'500 


Genuine Nameplate - Measures 52" x 10.5" x 2" - it is made from wood (teak?) and bronze letters; it weighs approximately 40 lbs and is in good, honest condition.

Genuine Honours board 'motto' - measures 36" in length and has been screwed/glued back together and the carved letters repainted in gold. 

Genuine Cast alloy Plaque - repainted to a good standard