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Arms, Armour & Antiques, Antikvity Praha: June 13th

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Antikvity Praha are holding their regular Arms and Antiques sale on June 13th. Among the armour lots offered in the sale are a full German etched armour for the field and a spectacular parade shield, hammered chiseled and embossed with battle scenes.

Among the rarer swords in the sale is a broadsword for the lifeguards regiment of King Christian VII of Denmark. Other swords include a good Venetian schiavona, several Hungarian sabres, a highly decorative presentation sabre and a French Hussars sabre M 1777. Guns in the sale include a percussion shotgun/rifle by Kuchenreuter, a Colt revolving carbine and a beautifully embellished queen Ann pistol by Massin. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

HERMANN HISTORICA, ARMS, ARMOUR & HISTORICAL COLLECTIBLES: MAY 25th-29th

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A rare and iconic swept hilt fighting sword by Wolfgang Stadler for the town guard of Munich C. 1600 is one of the many fine lost in Herman Historica’s Spring sale. Other rare swords include fine Viking examples, a European sword with Japanese shakodu hilt, several deluxe rapiers and a superb north Indian khanda.

Among Antique firearms included in the seven catalog sale are fine ottoman tufek, a khanjar over and under flintlock pistol and several fine Japanese matchlock guns. Among the European guns offered from the Duval collection sale are a superb wheellock for two superimposed loads, several pairs of puffers and a rare air pistol by Bates of London C 1770. Among the guns in other sections of the sale are a pair of Bohemian wheellocks C. 1640 and a cased pair of saw handled flintlock with detachable stock by Mortimer. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

ROCK ISLAND AUCTION, PREMIERS AUCTION: MAY 22nd-24th

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A superb pair of flintlock pistols by Boutet, Paris are one of the headline lots in Rock Islands Premier sale of May 24th. The pistols were presented by the merchants of the Ile de France to French naval officer Cesar-Joseph Bourayne due to his success in defeating the British H.M.S. Laurel which was blockading the island.

Other Spectacular lots in the sale include a set of four Holland and Holland double rifles engraved by Alan Brown, 1 of only 3 S&W lever action repeating rifles known to exist, an Historic Texas “national Treasure” A company No. 50 Colt walker and a Colt Model 1874 Gatling gun. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

SOFE DESIGN, ANTIQUE ARMS AUCTION, MAY30th

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Sofe Design auction are holding an antique art and weaponry auction on May 30th. Included are many highly decorative and desirable  weapons such as the gold and silver mounted Kastane from Sri Lanka. The catalog includes and strong representation of Caucasian, Indo Persian and eastern arms.

Among the other lots are several fine Russian shashka swords, niello silver Caucasian pistols, an enamel hilted shamshir with wootz blade and an early Mughal five barrel hand cannon. The sale also includes a range of European arms. Click in the image for a link to the sale.
 

CZERNY'S AUCTION 100, IMPORTANT MILITARIA : May 2nd

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Czerny’s are holding their Militaria and Arms and Amour sales on March 27th and 28th . Pictured is a rare form of Indian polouar sword, gold inlaid with its original scabbard. The top lots in the sale include an exquisitely decorated flintlock double French sporting gun and a south German late 17th C rifle, highly decorated, with historical provenance.  Also in this category is an extraordinary 19th C shotgun by Gastinne Renette with extensive decorative gold elements and Egyptian motifs.

A Japanese katana signed by Masatsuga carries the highest starting bid of the sale at 32000 EU. Other highly decorative lost include Kilij and Shamshirs, European armour and a superb matching set of 2 Brescian  pistols and a fowler. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

PROBUS AUCTION, STOCKHOLM: ARMS & ARMOUR APRIL 20TH

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Probus Auctioner are holding their spring sale on April 20th. The fully illustrated catalog with online bidding is now available. The sale includes a wide variety of fine arms and amour from around the world spanning different historic epochs and diverse cultures.

Pictured is a fine Nuremberg wheelock puffer pistol C 1580, one of several wheelock sin the sale. Other top lots include rare Swedish and Russian swords, a fine German rapier and Eastern Europeans early war hammer, a selection of fine Japanese edged weapons.

Among the lots of Eastern interest are an Ottoman miquelet lock gun and a very good cased Persian Khanjar dagger. For American buers the sale includes a Colt Navy owned by Johhny Cash.

Click on the image for a link to the sale. 

CAROL WATSON'S COLLECTOR FIREARMS & EDGED WEAPONS: MARCH 14th

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Carol Watson's next sale includes the  Mauser 75th anniversary  Luger pictured. Among the other firearm lots in the sale are a scarce LC Smith .410 SxS, a custom Francotte boxlock single shot rifle, a Winchester diamond grade 4 gauge skeet set, a good Baby Nambu and a Harper ferry model 1803 flintlock rifle.

Edged weapons in the sale include a model 1826 cutlass by Nathan Starr and a Randall model 18 knife. Click on the image for a link to the sale.

ARMS, ARMOUR, ANTIQUES & FINE ART: COTTONE AUCTION MARCH 28th

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Cottone Auctions have a few select arms and armour lots included in their spring antiques and fine arts sale. Among those lots is a fine 
German sword with sliver hilt, a pair of arrows from the Custer battlefield that were displayed at the Pan American exposition in Buffalo in 1900, a fine Mughal dagger, two early german massive tww-handed processional swords and a fine swiss halberd with original invoice form Peter Finer.
Pictured is a Tibetan matchlock musket offered in the sale.  These scarce guns are rarely encountered. Examples can be seen ine the Royal Armouries and the Metropolitant Museum of Art. Click on the image for a link to the sale. 

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