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Arms, Armour & Antiques, Antikvity Praha: June 13th

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Antikvity Praha are holding their regular Arms and Antiques sale on June 13th. Among the armour lots offered in the sale are a full German etched armour for the field and a spectacular parade shield, hammered chiseled and embossed with battle scenes.

Among the rarer swords in the sale is a broadsword for the lifeguards regiment of King Christian VII of Denmark. Other swords include a good Venetian schiavona, several Hungarian sabres, a highly decorative presentation sabre and a French Hussars sabre M 1777. Guns in the sale include a percussion shotgun/rifle by Kuchenreuter, a Colt revolving carbine and a beautifully embellished queen Ann pistol by Massin. Click on the image for a link to the sale.


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A rare and iconic swept hilt fighting sword by Wolfgang Stadler for the town guard of Munich C. 1600 is one of the many fine lost in Herman Historica’s Spring sale. Other rare swords include fine Viking examples, a European sword with Japanese shakodu hilt, several deluxe rapiers and a superb north Indian khanda.

Among Antique firearms included in the seven catalog sale are fine ottoman tufek, a khanjar over and under flintlock pistol and several fine Japanese matchlock guns. Among the European guns offered from the Duval collection sale are a superb wheellock for two superimposed loads, several pairs of puffers and a rare air pistol by Bates of London C 1770. Among the guns in other sections of the sale are a pair of Bohemian wheellocks C. 1640 and a cased pair of saw handled flintlock with detachable stock by Mortimer. Click on the image for a link to the sale.


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A superb pair of flintlock pistols by Boutet, Paris are one of the headline lots in Rock Islands Premier sale of May 24th. The pistols were presented by the merchants of the Ile de France to French naval officer Cesar-Joseph Bourayne due to his success in defeating the British H.M.S. Laurel which was blockading the island.

Other Spectacular lots in the sale include a set of four Holland and Holland double rifles engraved by Alan Brown, 1 of only 3 S&W lever action repeating rifles known to exist, an Historic Texas “national Treasure” A company No. 50 Colt walker and a Colt Model 1874 Gatling gun. Click on the image for a link to the sale.


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Sofe Design auction are holding an antique art and weaponry auction on May 30th. Included are many highly decorative and desirable  weapons such as the gold and silver mounted Kastane from Sri Lanka. The catalog includes and strong representation of Caucasian, Indo Persian and eastern arms.

Among the other lots are several fine Russian shashka swords, niello silver Caucasian pistols, an enamel hilted shamshir with wootz blade and an early Mughal five barrel hand cannon. The sale also includes a range of European arms. Click in the image for a link to the sale.