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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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