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Scollard Auctions Sale of the 28th includes a good selection of early European Armour including period examples and 19th C.  examples, a period in which armour was much in demand. Pictured is a 17th C.  three/quarter blackened cuirassier harness, Swiss or German.  Other armor lots include a 17th C burgonet close helmet, a lobstertail helmet and a pair of south German mitten gauntlets. Several polearms including partisans, a Swedish halberd and a spontoon will cross the block.
Among the edged weapons offered are many fine examples of Russian Kindjals as well as a good Shaska and a scarcer form Black Sea Kindjal Qama. Also among the swords and daggers being sold are an American Eaglehead sabre with blue and gilt blade and scabbard a Spanish cup hit rapier and a fine gilded Keris,
A good selection on firearms representing diverse cultures are include a very attractive mother of pearl inlaid matchlock, several north African arms including a mukahla, also and Sindh Indian matchlock and a Lao snap matchlock gun. Click on the image for a link to the sale.


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Among the lots crossing the block in Schuler’s Auction House Switzerland is a group of early weapons and militaria.  Pictured is a Landsknecht sword, southern German or Swiss in the style of 1510-1540 one of several swords offered in the sale. Also in the sale is a good Landsknecht dagger and Katzbalger sword.

Elements of armor in the sale include a highly decorative 19th C breastplate in the mid 16th C style with a central panel depicting a cavalry battle. A range of polearms includes a morning star as well as early and later halberds as well as war hammers and partisans.

A range of flintlock military pistols and long arms are included as are civilian weapons, among them a colichemarde English smallsword. The sale also includes Japanese and Indo-Persian lots. Click on the image for a link to the sale.


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Czerny’s Auction house in Italy are holding two sales on June 15th and 16th. The first sale, Militaria Arms & Uniforms includes many spectacular lots including a French An XII general’s sword C 1800, a gold mounted cane belonging to general Franco of Spain, (one of several Franco provenanced lots), a rare Saxon/Polish 17th C officers sword and many fine and rare uniform pieces as well as medals and decorations.  The second sale, Rare and Fine Antique Arms and Amour from Around the World, includes the important south German Maximilian armour C 1520 pictured. It is one of several armours in the catalog.

This sale also includes many fine early edged weapons, among them an exquisite Italian rapier C 1600, an imposing Saxon broadsword C 1580, an exceptional silver mounted gold inlaid Pala sword inset with stones, a Turkish Tranbzon style Kilij inset with coral and turquoise, a lovely example of a 17th C Japanese Yoshikado school Katana and a beautiful Lapis Lazuli hilted Kilij.
Among the many fine early firearms is a Cossack  pistols stocked in walrus ivory and inlaid with gold koftgari, and early Austrian wheellock gun with the Von Trapp family crest, a pair of finely chiseled and sculpted early 18th C Tuscan snaphaunce pistols, a fine percussion double rifle by Gastinne Renette, Paris and a beautiful gold inlaid flintlock  fowler by Manceaux, Paris. Among the many other lots in the sale are fine painted shields, crossbows, polearms and daggers. Click on the image for a link to the sale