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CZERNYS FINE ARMS & ARMOUR FROM ALL PERIODS & INDONESIAN ARMS:DEC 8th & 9th


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Czernys are holding two major sales in December. The sale of the 9th includes sumptuous examples of finely made and highly decorative arms from all countries and periods. Among these fabulous lots is the pictured rare white jade hilted shamshir mounted with rubies bearing the inscription “Shah Morad Ali Khan” two suits of amour and a fine Kanmuri otoshi tanto by Yoshindo Yoshihara.

Guns in the sale include an 18th C. bell mounted Naples made blunderbuss, a pair of iron mounted Ripoll pistols, a superb English cased cane gun,  a Saxon troopers puffer dated 1591, a pair of coral mounted Ali Pasha style pistols, a pair of Florentine wender style double barreled pistols and a pair of three barreled pocket pistols by Borton.

Early swords include a German 17th C two handed processional sword, and a rare 16th C German estoc, a fine French 16th C rapier and  a 13th C European knightly sword. Among the Indo-Persian and Ottoman arms are a superb gilded katar, an important tegha  sword with inscriptions, a fine khula khud and sipar, a fine Turkish jade hilted dagger with Damascus blade, a Kilij with wootz blade, a kard dagger with rock crystal hilt and a gold mounted Moroccan Nimcha. On the 8th Czerny’s are selling a large selection of Indonesian and ethnographic arms in a separate sale. 



THOMAS DEL MAR. FINE ANTIQUE ARMS AND ARMOUR, DEC 6th


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The highest estimated lot In Thomas Del Mar’s next sale is the much published silver mounted pair of Manton duelers pictured. Carrying an estimate of 35,000-45,000 stg these pistols were made in 1791 and most likely make for the 2nd Marquis of Hertford.  Other fine pistols in the sale include a cased pair by Boutet, A fine Rigby cased pepperbox, a Beamont Adams cased revolver owned by one of Queen Vitoria’s sons, most likely prince Alfred.

Among the edged weapons is a Brunswick processional two handed sword dated 1573, a German estoc, a selection of basket and half basket hilt rapiers and swords as well as several fine Japanese Katana.  For collectors of eastern arms a fine shamshir, tulwar hilt and early kattarra are among the lots of interest. Click on the image for a link to the catalogue that include a wide variety of arms in all estimate ranges.



ROCK ISLAND AUCTION, PREMIERE AUCTION, DEC 1ST-3RD


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Rock island Premier sale is around the corner. The highest estimate in the sale is carried by a Winchester 1873 "One of One Thousand" 1st Model at $375,000-550,000. Other spectacular American firearms in the sale include a cased presentation Colt Presentation Colt Model 1862 Police Revolver and a  Walker's C Company Marked U.S. Contract Colt Walker model 1847.

Among  the sporting arms and a pair of Philippe Grifnee engraved Holland & Holland Shotguns, an engraved cased sequential pair of W.W. Greener side by side Shotguns in 24 Gauge and a massive Ken Owen "Owen-Rewa" 4 bore double rifle.

Military and class III guns include a Walther model MP semi-automatic prototype pistol, a baby luger prototype, a cased full automatic Colt, model 1921/1928 US navy overstamped Thompson submachine gun, and the finest documented US Singer Mod 1911A1. Click on the image for a link to the catalog.
 



ANTIKVITY PRAHA, ANTIQUE ARMS, DECEMBER 2nd , PRAGUE


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A fabulous percussion rifle by Nowak of Prague  is one of the select lots on offer by Antikvity Praha in the sale finishing December 2nd. Other fine  firearms in the sale include a superb Italian flintlock pistol with chiseled steel mounts by Guigno C. 1660 and a late 18th C . flintlock fowler by Hachenberger with a Spanish barrel, one of several  from the collection of Duke Lobkowitz. A nice Blissett over and under pistol will also cross the block.
 
Among the edged weapons in the sale are seberal fine rapiers and an early two handed sword C. 1600. An Austrian model 1768 saber will be sold as will a fine hunting trousse and Russian model 1827 French style saber. A wide selction of historical swords are offered as are several elements of armour

The sale also includes a selection of Japanese sword mounts, several Indo-Persian arms. a Saxon guild miners axe, an early crossbow, a superb chiseled steel horse muzzle, powder horns and several jailers key guns.



AUCTIONS IMPERIAL, FINE ANTIQUE ARMS, NOV 25TH


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Auctions Imperial winter sale is being held November 25th. As always, the catalogue is filled with a deep selection of Islamic, Indo-Persian, Caucasian and other eastern arms as well as more mainstream collectible arms and armour.  There is a very wide selection of shamshirs, among them a very fine Persian Safavid example.  Oher edged weapons include a good Polish Karabela, a French combination hunting sword pistol, poluwars  and kard, khanjar, and hancer daggers.

Among the early European lots is are a two-handed sword, rapiers and broadswords, several early helms and a very attractive fill suit of black and white armour, pictured.

Firearms in the sale include a fine pair of Greek Kompoura pistols with belt and holsters, a pair of silver mounted ottoman Kubur pistols, and Albanian tancchika musket, a pair of Italian flintlock pistols. A tapancha miquelet pistol and a Colt 1849 rocket pistol.



AMOSKEAG AUCTION, FINE ARMS, NOV 18TH


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A rare Colt Berdan Russian Carine is one of the scarcer lots being offered by Amoskeag on November 18th.  The sale includes a range  of derisible lots including a rare factory engraved Whitney rifle, a Cot Burgess rifle, a super engraved and gold inlaid S&W single action army.

Military guns include a Mauser Broomhandle, one with holster stock, a large selection of lugers, Garand’s,,  a Russian SVT-40’l and a range of other WWII rifles and pistols. Among the many antique guns are a cased Colt first model dragoon and a British Georgian sea service pistol. 



SAN GIORGIO ASTE, ANTIQUE ARMS AND MILITARIA, OCTOBER 24th


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San Giorgio Aste’s next auction, is an online sale finishing October 23rd.   The sale includes two  a fine pair of cased  English Greener shotguns,  a cased pair of Italian pocket or traveling percussion pistols,  a flintlock eprouvette, an English pistol by Richards with spring bayonet and a Blunderbuss also by Richards with spring bayonet.

More affordable lots in the sale include Italian, French and British military muskets and pistols as well as swords, military badges and uniform pieces.

Click on the image for a link to the sale. 



SKINNER, HISTORIC ARMS AND MILITARIA, OCT 26th


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A 1st DC Cavalry Henry Rifle Captured by Confederate General Wade Hampton carries the highest estimate of $150,000 - $200,000 in Skinners Historic Arms and Militaria sale of October 26th. The sale also includes presentation swords, revolutionary war arms, a model 1875 U.S. trapdoor officer's rifle, an identified civil war surgeon’s kit, historical grouping and a pair of Woodward shotguns. Documents, awards and ephemera also are included in the sale.

Click on the image for a link to the catalogue.



DONLEY AUCTIONS, HISTORIC GUNS, OCT 30TH


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A WWII flight jacket is one of several being offered in Donley tow day sale. The catalog includes a wide range of great WWII colletcibles and rarley encountered lots. Among the rare lots are a John 1941 rifle with bayonet, a cased Enfield no$ sniper,  a WWII US paratrooper jacket, and a Mauser G41.

Also offered is a large range of WWII display guns and Japanese swords and fighting knives. Click on the image for a link to the sale. 



LANDSHUTER R√úSTKAMMER, ANTIQUE ARMS AND MILITARIA AUCTION, OCT 6th


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Antique military arms in the sale include matchlocks, wheellocks, flintlock and percussion arms.  Among the most desirable lots is the Saxon military Wheelock pistol from the armoury of Augustus Elector 1553-1586, pictured 

Also included in the military guns are a range of 20th century handguns and long guns among them several late 20th C. military and police sniper and target rifles. Several civilian wheellock pistols will be sold including a matched pair and an very attractive ivory stocked puffer, Augsburg or Dresden, circa 1580. Also in the selection of pistols are cased sets, Viennese and German, as well as a fine Wender double flintlock rifle.

A section of early armour includes pauldrons, gauntlets, morions, cabasetts and north European close helmet C.  1600.  An attractive north Italian articulated breastplate and shield C 1580 will be sold also. Among the ended weapons are a Polish karabela, early polearms, smallswords, rapiers, a saxon miners parade axe, A Hungarian magnates saber, a very rare Italian “eared” dagger circa 1480, a schiavona, a Storta and several maces and war hammers.

German orders and militaria wrap up the sale with a selection of flags also being sold . A watercolor by Adolf Hitler with provenance is being sold among the20th century military and historical ephemera.



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