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MILESTONE AUCTION, MAJOR MILITARIA AUCTION, JUNE 24th


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Milestone auction in Ohio are holding a sale of rare collectibles among them some very scarce lots such as the Nepalese Birra Hand crank gun pictured. The sale includes desirable lots from a wide range of historical contexts among them a New York City French and Indian war period Wilson musket and a very rare Jordan first model brown ness musket marked to the 10t regiment, one of several bess’s in the sale.

A good section of Japanese swords will cross the block, some with papers and dating to the early 1300’s. WW II collectibles includes a German Paratrooper helmet with original camo, German uniforms, US Military Colt Model 1911’s with holsters and a Russian display machine gun

Other lots include a selection of tomahawks, Colt single action Army’s, Rev war Halberds, and Indian artifacts. Click on the image for a link to the sale. 



SAN GIORGIO ASTE, ANTIQUE ARMS AND MILITARIA, JUNE 27TH


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San Giorgio’s next sale includes a range of moderately estimated lots. Among the guns offered are a revolving carbines, several pairs of pistols including and English pair with drop down triggers and captive ramrods, a cased Belgian revolver with ring trigger,  Several pinafores are also in the catalog.

Among the flintlocks are an English pair of brass barreled pocket pistols, a very decorative Ottoman example, and a blunderbuss pistol with flick bayonet, a cased Belgian pair and several French military example.

A good section of military and civilian swords are included along with elements of armour and other related lots. Click on the image for a link to the sale. 



ROCK ISLAND REGIONAL FIREARMS AUCTION, JUNE 25TH


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A selection of Henry rifles are the leading lots in Rock Island’s June sale. Pictured is a volunteer veteran example of the December 1863 contract which are the only Henry rifles that bear a full set of Ordnance inspection marks. These rifles were initially issued to the 1st D.C. Cavalry and subsequently were used by the 1st Maine Cavalry, it is estimated at $18,000-$27,500.

Other fine guns in this four day sale include a section of good early Winchesters, a rare Springfield Model 1903 Rod Bayonet Rifle, fine shotguns, among them a Fox AH and a Beretta Pietro - Dt 10 Trident. The pistols offered include a DWM Model 1893 Borchardt with Stock, a Cased Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver with accessories, and a very unusual Louis Marquis Pattern "Nazi Style Belt Gun", in four Shot 22 Long Rifle.

Military Guns in the sale include a U.S. Springfield M1C Garand Sniper with Lyman Scope, a  Krieghoff "S" (1935) Code Luftwaffe Luger Pistol with Holster, a Johnson Automatics/Cranston Arms Model 1941, Rifle and a Harpers Ferry Model 1855 Two Band Percussion Rifle with Bayonet. The sale includes collectible arms in a wide variety of price ranges.
Click on the image for a link to the sale. 



SAN GIORGIO ASTE, ANTIQUE ARMS AND MILITARIA, JUNE 9TH


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On the cover of San Giorgio Aste’s catalog for next sale is an attractive 17th C. northern European baskethilt rapier.  Related swords in the sale include a German two handed processional sword, a clam shell rapier and a north Italian knightly sword circa 1200.
 
Also offered in this sale are several pairs of good early flintlock pistols, among them an Austrian horseman’s pair C 1720, a pair of scarce French gendarmerie pistols circa 17980, a pair of officers pistols from the Kingdom of Sardinia circa 1800, and a pair of French naval blunderbuss pistols.  A French pistol by LaMarre circa 1890 carries the highest estimate at 23,000-25000 euros.
 
A selection or rare powder horns and flask offered include carved bone examples dating to the 17th C and an Italian example C. 1600.  Also offered in this sale is a good section of Japanese Kabuto helmets, several fine Swiss target rifles and a fine inlaid Wheelock Tschinke

Click on the image for a link to the sale. 



CZERNY'S FINE & SCARCE ANTIQUE ARMS & ARMOUR, JUNE 10TH


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Czerny’s June sale includes many historically and visually iconic lots such as the German late 15th century Sallet pictured. Carrying the highest estimate in the sale (70,000 Euro)is a Japanese kabuto armor with a hachi of 32 iron plates. There are many other very fine Japanese lots in the sale. Early European firearms lots in the sale include a fabulous Viennese flintlock pistol by Felix Meyer, a Greek silver clad flintlock long gun, a luxurious cased Italian bu by Bognili with unusual percussion mechanism and an early 17th century French matchlock carbine engraved “ Magazin Royal”.

Indo-Persian lots include a rock crystal hilted khanjar dagger, a sumptuous matchlock torador and a thega sword engraved chiseled and inlaid in gold with the name of the Durga goddess in her reincarnations as a well as a good pata gauntlet sword with inlaid silver decoration.

European and and Russian swords in the sale include several fine shashqua, a German rapier circa 1600, an Italian rapier and parrying dagger pair and an 1828 Russian sword with the order of St Anna award. Click on an image for a link to the sale. 



SAN GIORGIO ASTE, ANTIQUE ARMS AND MILITARIA, MAY 22nd


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The cover of San Giorgio Aste’s next sale pictures a fine Japanese Kabuto helmet, one of several in the sale, along with Japanese several Katana, Wakizashi and Daisho.  Also offered in the sale is a fine maine gauche dagger from Naples C 1650 with gilt embellishments. Guns in the sale include an exceptional pair of Austrian pistols by C 1720, a fine pair of Bavarian flintlock cavalry pistols and a Dragoon pistol from the Kingdom of Sardinia C 1726.  A French pistol by LePage had mounts in the ottomans style, likely a presentation piece.
 
The sale also includes an Indo-Persian Khula Khud and rare  camail helmet as well as several American revolvers, sporting guns, hunting sword and a large selection of ethnographic and civilian daggers and plug bayonets.

Click on the image for a link to the sale. 



ANTIKVITY PRAHA, FINE ARMS AND ARMOUR, MAY 27th


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Antikvity Praha are holding and auction that includes fine arms and armour on May 27th . Pictured is a deluxe single shot match-rifle by Johann Peterlongo of Innsbruck being offered. Other top longarm lots include  a wheellock rifle by Matheus Matl, a flintlock fowler by Johann Christian Gorges, an Ottoman miquelet-lock rifle, an  Italian miquelet-lock fowler a fine percussion rifle by Josef Lochner, and a Luftwaffen-Drilling M 30 by Sauer & Sohn, with its transport Case.
 
Handguns include a snap bayonet flintlock pistol by Spencer, many cased guns, among them a pinfire pepperbox revolver with removable barrel, a Webley Bentley open frame percussion revolver, a Tranter model No.2 rimfire revolver by Henry Jackson. Shrewsbury and a Webley longspur revolver 2nd model in a leather case.

Also included in the sale are a wide section of rapiers and early broadswords as well as 18th century hunting and military examples.



AUCTIONS IMPERIAL, SPRING SALE OF FINE ANTIQUE ARMS AND ARMOUR, MAY 27TH


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Auctions Imperial are holding their spring sale on May 27th .  Among the most highly valued lots is the Persian shamshir pictured, from the Qajar Dynasty with fully-modeled parrot’s head pommel it has a grip chiseled overall and an archaic style blade inlaid with the name and title of Shah Abbas I of Iran and the Qajar maker Assad Allah. Among the many other fine eastern swords in the sale are  several fine Ottoman kilij and shamshirs with scabbards, many of which are signed. European swords include a massive early German two hander, a Hungarian hussars sabre and several cuphilt rapiers.

Besides the edged weapons, the sale includes a pair of fine Greek kompoura flintlock pistols, a Moro cannon, an Ottoman tapancha pistol, a balta battle axe, a rare Caucasian flintlock pistol, and a Spanish migulet blunderbuss. Ther are many other firearm lots throughout the catalog.
 
Amour in the sale includes a Hungarian parade shield, a Hyderabad cuirass, a European close helmet, a Mughal helmet with camail, as well as a plate and mail armour coat, bajuband armguards and an English Cromwellian helmet. Click on the image for a link to the sale. 



HERMANN HISTORICA SPRING SALE, APRIL 24th to MAY 6th


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Hermann Historica’s spring sale is just around the corner. The four day event features antique and modern arms, historical collectibles and antiquities. Pictured are a superb pair of single barrel two shot chiseled steel and gold inlaid cased pistols by Vincent Lebeda of Prague. Other fine and rare guns include an exquisite Purdey shotgun, a Rare Schwarzlose Mod. 1898 with original finish and a rare Bittner repeating pistol Mod. 1896.


Among the edged weapons in the sale is are an 18th C Greek silver-mounted and gilt kilij, a Russian award shaska M 1909 and a very fine chiselled French deluxe sword, circa 1600.  Armour lots offer include a  East Anatolian or Iranian chamfron, a Polish Hussar cuirass and a French A helmet M 1814/15 of the Chevau-Légers de la Garde Royale.
 
Other fine lots offered include a superb Kuchenreuter Wheelock, a pair of Prague two shot single barreled pistols by Vincent Lebeda and a fine Ottoman silver mounted Shamshir. Click on the image for a link to the sale. 



SAN GIORGIO ASTE ANTIQUE ARMS AND MILITARIA, May 2nd


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Gracing the cover of San Giorgio Aste’s next sale is a fine pair of gold decorated cased dueling or target pistols bearing the arms of the Calzada family. Also offered in the sale is an fine and unusual set of matched pistols and rifle dated 1841 from Naples. Other guns in the sale include an exception pair of pistols by Visouard Marseille, a fine cased target pistol by Gastinne Renette dated 1855 and a rare four barreled gun by  the Liverani brother in Bologna.
 
Edged weapons n the sale include an important French Shamshir, an early medieval knightly sword, a fine cane sword with concealed pistol and a wide section of hunting daggers. The sale also includes armour, Japanese arms, American guns, powder horns and military and hunting swords.

Click on the image for a link to the sale. 



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