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ANTIVITY PRAHA, ANTIQUES, ARMS AND ARMOUR, JUNE 9th

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Antikvity Praha’s next auction includes over 100 lots of arms & armor in addition to fine art and antiques. Among the firearms in the sale is a scarce Winchester model 1866 in .44 Russian. Other fine guns include a superb double barreled French flintlock shotgun by Rougier Chometton in St Etienne, C 1800. This gun is chased and decorated in gold with silver inlay to the stock. A very unusual and rare rifle offered, is the over and under rifle by Adam Kuchenreuter. It has with back action locks and silver inlaid barrel. There is a good selection of revolvers, both European and American in the sale with some cased examples.

Fine swords in the sale include a Russian model 1764/75 broadsword with brass baskethilt, a Hungarian officials silver mounted sabre, several 17th C rapiers as well as backswords and later light cavalry sabers. Asain arms in the sale incldue a selection  of fien katana's wakizashi's and polearms as well as tsuba's and a Chinese Ming dysnasty helmet and several armours.

LANDSHUTER R√úSTKAMMER: THE COLLECTION OF LUTZ FRITSCHE, JUNE 16TH

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Landshuter Rüstkammer’s  next sale includes three separate sections one being the  collection of Lutz Fritsche focusing on German Saxon orders and  decorations from the 19th and 20th century’s. The sale also incldues , imperial German orders and WWII  flags, banners and orders. Pictured is a rare and fine helmet for and aide-de-camp of William Ernest, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. It carries a minimum bid of 9500 Euro.

Also in the sale is a wide selection of medals, orders, and miniatures as well as headgear, uniforms, honor goblets, badges of rank, bayonets, swords and WWII ephemera.
 

 


AUCTIONS IMPERIAL, FINE ANTIQUE ARMS AND ARMOR MAY 19TH

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Auctions Imperial are the premiere source for Persian, Indo-Persian, ethnographic arms and related arms in the US. Their sale in late May includes many spectacular arms from these categories as well as some early European arms and amour of note. Pictured is a fine Russian imperial presentation shamshir given by Tsar Nikolai II to general Nikolai. Baratov in 1916.  Also among the edged weapons offered are an unusual double edged Persian shamshir of the Zand Dynasty, a  fine Indian khanda, a Greek revolutionary period shamshir  and a Hungarian hussar sabre.

In addition to swords the auction includes a German black and white armour, a Caucasian migulet pistol, an Ottoman Cicak helmet and two 5th century B.C. Greek bronze Chalcidian helmets. Further amour includes several Kulah Khud helmets and matching shields, European helmets of the 16th and 17th centuries and Indian mail and plate armour.

Indian and Persian  rock crystal and jade hilted daggers are among the smaller edged weapons offered as well as maces, cartridge cases, and associated accoutrements. Click on the image for a link to the sale.  

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. 
 

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