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HERMAN HISTORICA, ARMS, ARMOUR & MILITARIA. MAY 1ST- MAY 11TH


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A pair of saw handled double barred flintlock pistols by Manton of London are one of the attractive lots offered in Herman Historica’s nine day sale of arms armor and militaria that starts Mazy 1st. The sales include historical artifacts from antiquity all the way WWII miltaria and collectibles. Other antique guns that will command high estimates include early Saxon highly decorated wheelocks, a Dutch four barreled pistol C 1660, a south German grenade gun C 1601 and a magnificent pair of pistols form the armor y the Princes of Lobkowitz circa 1730.

Armor in the sale includes a full composite armour of the Augsburg type, a mid 16th cent shaffron and a northern Greek Illrian helmet circa 4th cent BC. Among the edged weapons are a selection of rapiers hand-an- a-half swords, sabres, hunting words, court swords and daggers. The sale also comprises of a wide range of eastern and Asian arms, collections of uniforms, crossbows, axes and maces.

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ROCK ISLANDS THREE DAY PREMIERE SALE STARTING APRIL 13th


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Rock Island’s premiere sale is just around the corner and features a stunning array of highly important firearms among them the pictured Colt Walker.  This Walker is cased and is the only known cased civiler example and is extensively documents and known among collectors. Other desirable American lots include a Tiffany etched S&W first model Schofield, a fine martially inspected Henry rifle, a presentation inscribed S&W .357 given by Douglas Wesson and a cased factory engraved model 1862 pocket navy revolver.

European arms include an extraordinary French silver mounted, gilded, flintlock turn-off pistol by  the royal gunmaker Jacques-Louis Arault of Versailles and a  superb cased pair on Montain brothers flintlock double barreled pistols. There are many other arms in all estimate  ranges from the 1600’s to contemporary arms.

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EDGED WEAPONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, THE COBBS, APRIL 3rd


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Re Cobbs sale of worldwide edged weapons is being held on April 3rd.  The sale includes a wide range of swords daggers and related lots with a wide range of estimates. Among the European and American swords is are several New England rev war period horseman’s sabers.  Also offered are an early figure of 8 cutlass and an early north European broadsword.

Indian weapons in the sale include a scarce pata gauntlet sword, a dagger with fakir crutch hilt, several katar among them a “hooded” example, several indo-Persian shamshirs including the wootz tulwar hilted example shown.   South east Asian swords include examples of Kampilan, Panabas, Passangans and Barong.. There are several axes and clubs in the sale as well as lot groups of ethnic knives from a variety of historical and cultural contexts.  Click on the image for a link to the sale.



ANTHONY CRIBB, ANTIQUE ARMS AND MILITARIA APRIL 10th


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The Ferguson rifle is one of the earliest riles used in service by the British army. This arms saw us e in the revolutionary was in Saratoga in 1777 and later in the siege of Charleston. Examples are rare and a prize edition to any collection of British martial arms. There will be great interest in the example offered by Anthony Cribb Auctioneers on April 19th.  Also offered in the sale is another rare breech loading Lorenzo rifle.  

Other lots of interest in the sale include a section of Indo-Persian weapons among them a double pistol katar.  Knives in the sale include Sheffield bowies, Fairburn Sykes and knuckle duster fighting knives. Lots of Russian interest include a rare Tula dagger and a Crimea era cartridge box. Click on the image for a link to the actioneers.



CZERNYS FINE ARMS AND ARMOUR , MARCH 24TH


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Asiam arms are among the top lots being offered by Czernys auction at the end of March. Among these lots are this fine and rare Chinese double dao sword mounted in sliver, coral and jade. Other desireable Asian lots include two important suits of armour and a rare itomaki no tachi.

The sale also includes a good range of pistols pairs including rare Greek, French and English examples with many of these sets being cased. Among the Early European armour offered is a Late 16th C.  north Italian half armour and an importnat gold mounted Khula Khud.

Inluded in the large selection of swords in the sale are several fine Russian sabres, an embelleshed Ottoman pala, an highly decorated thega and a rapier from the collection of Napoleon III. Click on the image for a link to the sale. 
 



LITTLE JOHNS , FINE ANTIQUE ARMS AND ARMOUR, FEB 25TH


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From the collection of Eric Vaule are these fabulous Ripol style silver mounted pistols. They are being offered along with a wide section or antique guns, arms and amour and related lot over two days by Little Johns. Other early lots include wheelocks, armour, rapier and broadswords. Early arms include fine victor on copies as well as period pieces.

An important presentations sword offered in the sale is the fine Mexican War presentation example inscribed, “Presented by the citizens of Delhi to Lieutenant Frederick Steele of the 2nd United States infantry for the gallant and conduct by which he distinguished himself in the late battles before the city of Mexico”.

Other lost in the sale include a fine Colt martial Navy, a massive Swiss snaphuance musket circa 1660, a good henry lever action with provenance and experimental Colt Burgess Rifle. Click on the image for a link to the sale.



ROCK ISLAND REGIONAL AUCTION,FEB 18TH


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 A rare WW1 us sniperscope is one of numerous scarce lots included in Rock Islands Regional auction of Fen 18th. This exmaple of the Warner and Swazey moel 1913 scope come with it's original case.  These were mounted on M1903 riles by US snipers as well as one the Benet Mercie light machine gun.

Sporting, antique and military guns in the sale include a Weatherby Mark V rifle, A Providence Toll Company model 1861 musket, a US Springfield model 1888 Trapdoor with bayonet, a Browning BPS and an Ithaca Mag 10 and a wide range of other guns in all estimate ranges. Click on the image for a link to the catalog.

 



KRAFT AUCTION SERVICE, ANTIQUE ARMS JAN 14TH


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A rare Nepalese Bira hand cranked gun in 577/450 is one of the many good firearms lots in Kraft auctions new year’s antique sale on January 14th.  Other desirable firearms in the sale include a beautiful and rare Winchester model 21 in 28 GA, a Winchester model 66, an automag .44, and a pair of Charles Hellis doubles. Also offered are several great Colt revolvers among the them a diamondback in 22., two 357 pythons a Cobra, and many others with most being mint in box.
 
Military guns in the sale include a civil war spencer carbine, a Japanese type 99 sniper, a Mauser model 98, a Springfield armory Garand and a German GEW98/K98. Click on the image for more information about this sale.



SAN GIORGIO ASTE ANTIQUE ARMS AND MILITARIA, DEC 19TH


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San Giorgio Aste’s winter auction, is on December 19th.   The sale includes this fine and rare pair od Brescian wheellock pistols circa 1600.  A very rare and beautiful flintlock mechanism, chiseled as a dragon from Andalusia circa 1650-1750 is also in this sale. Other lots in the sale include cased French dueling pistols, a superb Venetian Storta circa 1600, a Knightly sword, north Italian, C 1250, a hussars sabre from the briefly existing Cisalpine republic, a Sicilian flintlock pistol in the Lombard style and a Silver mounted Greek gun.

Many American pistols will cross the block including a Colt lightening, a Colt Dragoon, as well as Army Navy and root Models. Other lost include a Scottish Dirk, a war hammer and a cased Deprez revolver.


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CZERNYS FINE ARMS & ARMOUR FROM ALL PERIODS & INDONESIAN ARMS:DEC 8th & 9th


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Czernys are holding two major sales in December. The sale of the 9th includes sumptuous examples of finely made and highly decorative arms from all countries and periods. Among these fabulous lots is the pictured rare white jade hilted shamshir mounted with rubies bearing the inscription “Shah Morad Ali Khan” two suits of amour and a fine Kanmuri otoshi tanto by Yoshindo Yoshihara.

Guns in the sale include an 18th C. bell mounted Naples made blunderbuss, a pair of iron mounted Ripoll pistols, a superb English cased cane gun,  a Saxon troopers puffer dated 1591, a pair of coral mounted Ali Pasha style pistols, a pair of Florentine wender style double barreled pistols and a pair of three barreled pocket pistols by Borton.

Early swords include a German 17th C two handed processional sword, and a rare 16th C German estoc, a fine French 16th C rapier and  a 13th C European knightly sword. Among the Indo-Persian and Ottoman arms are a superb gilded katar, an important tegha  sword with inscriptions, a fine khula khud and sipar, a fine Turkish jade hilted dagger with Damascus blade, a Kilij with wootz blade, a kard dagger with rock crystal hilt and a gold mounted Moroccan Nimcha. On the 8th Czerny’s are selling a large selection of Indonesian and ethnographic arms in a separate sale. 



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