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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S SILVER HILTED COURT SWORD, CHRISTIE'S SEPT 20TH


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Among the items being offered in Christie’s Americana sale is the recently discovered court sword sword owned  by Benjamin Franklin. The sword was given by Franklin to his friend Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis, a fellow scientist for whom Franklin was something of a father figure. It is being sold by a descendant.

The Spanish silver hilted smallsword is accompanied by it’s velvet scabbard with locket inscribed in French “Sword worn by Benjamin Franklin in the battles fought in America in the cause of Liberty. / He then gave it to his friend P.J.G. Cabanis”
 
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WILLIAM HART, WESTERN SILENT FILM HERO'S COLT UP FOR AUCTION, AUG 28th


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A revolver belonging to William S. Hart, a silent movie screen western hero is being auctioned by California Auctioneers on Aug 28th.  The Colt .38WCF DA 1907 revolver engraved with his name and with custom mother of pearl grips can be seen in many of his movies. It is accompanied by a tooled holster and ammo belt.

There are several other items in the sale from the Hart estate including a pocket watch and three rare film reels containing prints of Harts early films.

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ROCK ISLAND AUCTION, PREMIER AUCTION, SEPT 9th


blog image Pictured is an exquisite set of four flintlock pistols by Nicholas Boutet, the finest of French Napoleonic makers. This cased set is one of many outstanding lots in the sale. Carrying the highest estimate of $300,000-500,000 is the highly published Conrad F. Ulrich masterpiece Winchester Model 1866 deluxe lever action musket,  one of the finest Winchester firearms ever produced.

Other superb lots include the Goering presentation engraved gold plated Walther PPK, A J. Russell & Co. knife handle crafted by New York luxury jewelry retailer, Dreicer & Co. presented to U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and a US inspected 1887 Colt Gatling gun.

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AMOSKEAG AUCTION, FINE ARMS, AUG 31st


blog image Amsokeag Auction are holding an important sale on August 29th. The sale includes fine contemporary sporting arms as well as antique guns, edged weapons and militaria.  Pictured is a superb engraved special order No 3 Smith & Wesson revolver owned by the famed target shooter F. E. Bennett that is a highlight of the sale. 

Also included in the sale are desirable early sporting guns such as the Marlin Model 1889 Special Order Deluxe Lever Action Rifle the Alexander Henry Best Quality Falling Block Sporting Rifle and the Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle being offered. 

Non Gun lots include a V-42 fighting knife grouping and a fine eagle head officers sword.

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GAVIN GARDINER, SPORTING GUNS, GLENEAGLES SCOTLAND, AUGUST 29TH.


blog image Gavin Gardiner’s annual Gleneagles sale is being held on August 29th. The sale includes the finest sporting shotguns and rifles. Pictured are a pair of Purdey sidelock pigeon guns carrying and estimate of 8000-14000 sterling.

Among the other 213 lots in the sale are examples by Boss, Lang, Atkin, Evans, Piotto, Holland & Holland, Dickson, AYA, Alex Martin and Arrietta. Antique guns in the sale include a pair of German pinfire guns by Staehle made for a Hanoverian prince.

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CORDIER AUCTIONS, FIREARMS AND MILITARIA JULY 31st


blog image Cordier Auctions are holding a military sale at the end of July and the lots offered span contemporary sporting forearms, antique martial and civilian weapons as well as antique sword, daggers and taxidermy. Pictured are a selection of US martial pistols among them examples by Simeon North and Asa Waters 
Among the revolvers is a Colt 1851 navy inscribed to Charles Robinson the 1st governor of Kansas. A second is inscribed to John Adams a medal of honor recipient and civil war POW. There are many militaria lots in the sale including letters, uniforms and medals. 

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ORDERS, MILITARIA & WEAPONS: LANDSHUTER R√úSTKAMMER JUNE25th


blog image The three swords pictured are among the lots being offered by Landshuter Rüstkammer later this month in a sale of decorations, militaria and weapons. The pictured swords include two Bayern court officials’ swords from the reign of Max Joseph example and a later Bayern medical officers example from the reign of Max IV, all having blue and gilt blades.

Other swords in the sale include Blucher sabers and a fine damascus shooting presentation officers broadsword in addition to French and North African edged weapons. Flintlock and percussion pistols are also offered.

Among the collectible medals is are a Max Joseph -Knight's cross and a Bayern officers cross with flames and swords. Third Reich lots include a knights cross with oak leaves swords and diamonds.

World decorations include Bulgarian, Danish, Finish, French Greek, Japanese and Papal Awards. Napoleonic collectors will be interested in the rare Waterloo medal to a member of the Kings German Legion.

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ROCK ISLAND REGIONAL AUCTION, JUNE 24TH-26TH


blog image Rock island regional Firearms auction spans june 24th to  26th. A total of 3400  lots will be offered. One of the rarer non-firearm lots in the sale that will attract interest is a framed $500 Reward Notice for Billy the Kid issued by   Governer Lew Wallace of New Mexico.  Among the more desirable handgun lots is the cased engraved and British proofed Colt third model dragoon percussion revolver pictured above.GEORGIA

Rock island regional Firearms auction spans june 24th to  26th. A total of 3400  lots will be offered. One of the rarer non-firearm lots in the sale that will attract interest is a framed $500 Reward Notice for Billy the Kid issued by   Governer Lew Wallace of New Mexico.  Among the more desirable handgun lots is the cased engraved and British proofed Colt third model dragoon percussion revolver pictured above.GEORGIA


Another high end cased gun in the sale is a fine DWM luger carbine with detachable stock. Longarms include a Winchester model 1866 manufactured in 1869 with engraving and a design based on the Mexican coat of arms. For sporting collectors a Belgian Browning Diana grade superposed shot is one of many good shotguns crossing the block.


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THOMAS DELMAR, ARMS AND ARMOUR, JUNE 29TH


blog image The superb Europeans hunting trousse dating to the second quarter of the 18th century if one of the more decorative lots being offered by Thomas Del Mar on June 30th. The sale is comprised of a wide variety of arms and armour from all ages and periods, many lots having good provenance. Included in the sale are is a selection of armour and defensive elements, Papal Guard and German black and white examples among them as well as French British and German helmets from the early 16th century onwards. May fine pole arms will be crossing the block. Among the swords offered are presentation examples, silver hilts, rapiers and an early katzbalger.

Included in the firearms are a fine cased pair of Adams revolver finished in gilt as well as a pair of cased dueling pistols by Egan, Bradford, a cased .451 rifle by Alexander Henry, Edinburgh and several rare French pinfire military carbines with sword bayonets. There is a wide selection of fine Model cannon in the sale as well as Japanese,, Indian and indo-persian swords and a very unusual highly carved  Chinese matchlock gun.

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SAN GIORGIO ASTE ONLINE ENDING FEB 4th


blog image San Giorgio Aste are holding an online sale of affordable arms and armour that ends February 4th. The sale includes flintlock and percussion pistols and longarms. The antique firearms are both sporting and military and include Italian, French, American, and English examples.

Militaria in the sale is a selection of German WWII uniforms and a deactivated MG42 on a stand. Early European arms in the sale include halberds and other polearms, rapiers, swords and a crossbow. Hunting knives and daggers are also represented as are a few select lots of orders and awards.

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