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CORDIER AUCTIONS, FIREARMS AND MILITARIA JULY 31st

CORDIER AUCTIONS, FIREARMS AND MILITARIA JULY 31st   Cordier Auctions are holding a military sale at the end of July and the lots offered span contemporary sporting forearms, antique martial and civilian weapons as well as antique sword, daggers and taxidermy. Pictured are a selection of US martial pistols among them examples by Simeon North and Asa Waters

Among the revolvers is a Colt 1851 navy inscribed to Charles Robinson the 1st governor of Kansas. A second is inscribed to John Adams a medal of honor recipient and civil war POW. There are many militaria lots in the sale including letters, uniforms and medals.

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ORDERS, MILITARIA & WEAPONS: LANDSHUTER RÜSTKAMMER JUNE25th

ORDERS, MILITARIA & WEAPONS: LANDSHUTER RÜSTKAMMER JUNE25th   The three swords pictured are among the lots being offered by Landshuter Rüstkammer later this month in a sale of decorations, militaria and weapons. The pictured swords include two Bayern court officials’ swords from the reign of Max Joseph example and a later Bayern medical officers example from the reign of Max IV, all having blue and gilt blades.

Other swords in the sale include Blucher sabers and a fine damascus shooting presentation officers broadsword in addition to French and North African edged weapons. Flintlock and percussion pistols are also offered.

Among the collectible medals is are a Max Joseph -Knight's cross and a Bayern officers cross with flames and swords. Third Reich lots include a knights cross with oak leaves swords and diamonds.

World decorations include Bulgarian, Danish, Finish, French Greek, Japanese and Papal Awards. Napoleonic collectors will be interested in the rare Waterloo medal to a member of the Kings German Legion.

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SAN GIORGIO ASTE, ANTIQUE ARMS & MILITARIA JULY 2nd

SAN GIORGIO ASTE, ANTIQUE ARMS & MILITARIA JULY 2nd   A Hungarian magnate’s sword and garniture is one of the fine edged weapons among the lots offered on July 28th by San Giorgio Aste in Italy, The sword, bearing a 17th century blade is richly mounted with and eagle head pommel and is accompanied by the sword belt, hanging chains, and cloak buttons. Other sword in the sale include early rapiers, a Russian damascus shamshir mounted with a medallion of Tsar Alexander 1st and a Russian cavalry officers sword.

Among the armor in the sale is a superb Brescian half armor etched in in the Pisan manner and a plainer North Italian half amour circa 1600 is also being offered.

The sporting firearms selection includes a very fine double barrel flintlock by Davison, Newcastle. A fine pair of Catalan stocked pistol from Ripoll bearing London brass barrels and profusely decorated with pierced silver plates will also go under the hammer. A fine ottoman blunderbuss covered with silver gilt decoration is also in the sale. The main sale is precede by a silent online sale of more affordable lots on June 29th.


THOMAS DELMAR, ARMS AND ARMOUR, JUNE 29th

THOMAS DELMAR, ARMS AND ARMOUR, JUNE 29th   The superb Europeans hunting trousse dating to the second quarter of the 18th century if one of the more decorative lots being offered by Thomas Del Mar on June 30th. The sale is comprised of a wide variety of arms and armour from all ages and periods, many lots having good provenance. Included in the sale are is a selection of armour and defensive elements, Papal Guard and German black and white examples among them as well as French British and German helmets from the early 16th century onwards. May fine pole arms will be crossing the block. Among the swords offered are presentation examples, silver hilts, rapiers and an early katzbalger.

Included in the firearms are a fine cased pair of Adams revolver finished in gilt as well as a pair of cased dueling pistols by Egan, Bradford, a cased .451 rifle by Alexander Henry, Edinburgh and several rare French pinfire military carbines with sword bayonets. There is a wide selection of fine Model cannon in the sale as well as Japanese, Indian and Indo-Persian swords and a very unusual highly carved Chinese matchlock gun.

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HERITAGE AUCTIONS, ARMS & ARMOR JUNE 12

HERITAGE AUCTIONS, ARMS & ARMOR JUNE 12   On June 12, 2016 Heritage Auctions is offering an array of rare arms & armor, Civil War & militaria lots. Among the most important items is the 48-star flag that led the first Americans to Utah Beach on D-Day. This historic flag was flown from the stern of U.S. Navy vessel LCC 60--the sole guide boat at Utah Beach.

Other significant wlots include: a presentation grade M1850 field & staff officer's sword; a Hawaiian sword engraved “A Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Aina i ka Pono”; a New York engraved Smith & Wesson double action .38 revolver and several of sidelock ejector, double barrel shotguns: a cased 12 gauge Piotti Lunik; a cased Winchester limited edition Golden Quail and a custom, cased 20 gauge Renato Gamba/Mauser London Royal. Early guns include ane Isaac Hollis & Sons percussion trade .75 caliber musket.

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