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PLEASE NOTE: BIDDING IS NOT AVAILABLE IN THIS CATALOG. This digital catalog is only for viewing the items included in this auction.

To bid on any items you see in this catalog, visit www.MorphyAuctions.com and click on bidding.


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COLLECTIONS Fresh to the Market.


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COLLECTIONS Fresh to the Market. MORPHY AUCTIONS in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and Las Vegas, Nevada is the fastest growing auction house in the country. Founded by Dan Morphy in 1997, Morphy Auctions continues to set auction world records across all collecting categories. In December 2017, Morphy Auctions made the move to merge with the renowned auction company, James D. Julia, Inc. This merger positioned Morphy Auctions to become one of the largest antique auction houses in North America. With the combined following of buyers, Morphy Auctions attracts buyers worldwide.

We employ the most talented and knowledgeable experts in the industry. We pride ourselves on having the best expert for each collecting category we specialize in. Our team of experts are available to assess your collection and oversee your consignment throughout the consignment process.

OUR PURPOSE IS TO DELIGHT COLLECTORS WORLDWIDE BY PROVIDING THE BEST OVERALL BUYING AND SELLING EXPERIENCE. WE ACCOMPLISH THIS BY: • Fresh to the market collections • Chosen and described by the best experts • Managed by the best team with Integrity


CONSIGNMENT Once the valuation process is over and you would like to consign your item(s) to Morphy Auctions, a Morphy Auctions Representative will contact you. At this point, your Morphy Representative will coordinate all of the details of your consignments and logistics (consignment rate, special clauses, auction date, etc.) The Morphy Representative will finalize the contract with you and arrange for shipment or pick-up of your items.

INVENTORY, INSURANCE & STORAGE From the time your items are in our possession, they will be fully insured for the amount of the low pre-sale estimate until they transfer to the buyer who purchased the item at auction. After we receive your consigned items, our consignment team will tag and inventory each item. Our state-of-the-art process ensures that each of your items is properly documented and stored prior to the items being displayed. Our system also allows us to make sure the correct expert inspects, describes and estimates your items. Prior to your items being displayed, Morphy Auctions will store them in our museum-grade storage facilities. Morphy Auctions has advanced security systems in place to keep your items safe and secure.

DESCRIPTIONS, ESTIMATES & PHOTOGRAPHY We employ the foremost experts in the industry to provide unbiased descriptions and estimates for your auction consignments. For highly specialized, niche categories, we have a bank of experts that we bring in to ensure accurate and trustworthy descriptions. We consider all of our experts to have the greatest knowledge and best reputations within their given field.

Our full time on-site photographers will take multiple photographs of each of your items, accurately representing your pieces. Approximately 7 weeks prior to the auction date, a member of our consignment team will provide a report of your consigned items that includes the expert’s description, estimates, and photos. It is at this time, that you can review all of the descriptions and estimates and discuss any changes you would like with a member of our consignment team.

DISPLAY In addition to your items being available to view online, they will also be displayed in our gallery for several weeks prior to the auction date. Our display coordinator carefully displays each of your items so it is represented properly and is accessible for previewing. Morphy displays all of your auction pieces in museum-quality glass display cases or locked gallery preview rooms, protected by full-time camera surveillance and only handled by Morphy Representatives.

SELLING AT AUCTION On the designated auction date, we will hold a live auction of all items in that sale. For buyers who cannot attend our live auction, we offer multiple other ways to bid including telephone bidding, absentee bids, and online/internet bidding.

CONSIGNOR PAYOUT Morphy Auctions prides itself in prompt payout to our consignors. Payments are made within 45 days of each auction.


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Terms & Conditions We advise all bidders to read the Terms and Conditions of the Sale before bidding with Dan Morphy Auctions LLC and/or its affiliates Morphy Firearms LLC, and Morphy Auctions, Las Vegas collectively referred to below as MORPHY’S. Those who bid are bound by those Terms and Conditions of the Sale, as amended by any oral announcement or posted notices, which together form the contract of the sale between the successful bidder (purchaser), MORPHY’S and the seller (consignor) of the lot.

TERMS OF SALE

When bidding on any lot offered by MORPHY’S, the bidder indicates acceptance of the following Terms of Sale. Any participation in the auction binds you to agreement of these terms whether or not you read or understand said terms. The Terms in writing contained herein are subject to change without notice and bidder agrees that the most recently published Terms of Sale as published or amended on the website at the beginning of the auction shall apply.

CONDITION OF ITEMS

MORPHY’S makes every effort to accurately describe all items offered in its sales, however all items for sale are “as is,” and it is the bidder’s responsibility (present or absentee bidders) to determine the exact condition of each item. MORPHY’S will not be held responsible for typographical errors. Neither we nor the consignor, make any guarantees, warranties, or representation expressed, or implied, in regard to the property or the correctness of the catalog or other description of the authenticity of authorship, physical condition, size, quality, rarity, importance, provenance, exhibition, literature or historic relevance of the property or otherwise. No statement anywhere whether oral or written, shall be deemed such a guarantee, warranty or representation. Prospective bidders should inspect the property before bidding to determine its condition, size and whether or not it has been restored. It is the bidder’s responsibility to initiate contact with MORPHY’S in request for additional information regarding the items. Submit all questions regarding upcoming auction items at least 48 hours prior to the date of auction. We will make every effort to answer all submitted questions in a timely manner. However, we cannot guarantee that questions submitted within 48 hours of the auction date will be answered prior to the auction. The consigner and we make no representation or warranty as to whether the purchaser acquires any reproduction rights in the property. Returns will not be accepted under any circumstances. All items will be available for preview approximately one (1) month prior to the auction. All items are sold for display purpose. If electrical, mechanical, or other working parts are inoperable, even if working at the time of sale, we are not liable due to the inherent nature of the age of these antiques and items. AUTOMOBILES – These terms do NOT apply to our automobile auctions. To view the terms and conditions for our Automobile Auctions, please go to: www.morphyauctions.com/autoterms FIREARMS – All firearms transfers will be in strict accordance with all International, Federal, State and local laws. Be sure to check your country, state and local laws before bidding. If you are unable to import, purchase or own a firearm according to your residency laws, do not bid on these items. If you bid and find out later you cannot legally own/accept delivery, the bid is still a valid contract that the buyer must pay. • Condition of Firearms and Related Items o Condition is always a subjective evaluation. Final responsibility rests with the buyer to assess the condition of items.

It is not possible to adequately describe in text or photos an antique or collectible item, and many modern items, that have seen use and show wear. MORPHY’S’s goal at all times is to be as fair and honest in our catalog descriptions. MORPHY’S recommends that you personally inspect all items, or enlist a trusted professional to do so for you. o MORPHY’S will only consider a refund when there is a major description discrepancy or authenticity issue that has a major effect on value. Examples that apply are major restoration or repair not described, counterfeits, reproductions or major fabrications. o MORPHY’S will not refund sales with buyers that have disputes regarding a firearm’s bore condition. o If the discrepancy is less than major, MORPHY’S will not under any circumstance provide a refund. This means that if you are purchasing an item and find undisclosed blemishes, finish differences, wood-to-metal fits issues, surface cracks or chips in wood, dings and dents, and other similar differences, it will not qualify for refund consideration. o Should the buyer have a major dispute regarding an item, the buyer must notify MORPHY’S within three (3) days of receipt of the item to receive consideration. MORPHY’S in its sole discretion may provide refunds for major description discrepancies or authenticity issues. Should MORPHY’S deny an authenticity issue dispute of the buyer, and the buyer is not satisfied, the buyer may, at his or her own expense, obtain the written opinion of two mutually agreed upon recognized experts in the field of the disputed item. The final decision of those experts will determine any refund consideration. o There will be no options for refunds of any type beyond 35 calendar days from the auction date. o Paying late and thus receiving items late will not change the limitation on the dates above for refund consideration. MORPHY’S ships items in order of payment. o These terms are available only to the original buyer of record. All sales are final. • Firearms Catalog Designations o A: antique o M: modern (post 1898), Federal Firearms License (FFL) requirements apply o C: curio & relic eligible o N: National Firearms Act / Title II Gun Control Act of 1968 (Class III SOT) requirements apply o ^:Modern firearm imported from Canada, will have an unassuming marking that contains at least “BV LYNDEN WA” and any of the following not already marked on the firearm: serial number, caliber, country of manufacture, manufacturer name and model. Marking letters are 1/16” tall and just over 0.003” deep. Buyers must consider this in their bidding. Marking will not appear on antique firearms imported from Canada. • Checkout and pickup at our location: o The same person to whom the bidder number is registered must be the person to pick up the firearm(s) at the conclusion of the sale – Federal Law disallows anyone else from accepting the transfer. o Modern firearms sales to non-licensed bidders who are picking up guns at our location will require the completion of a form 4473 background check. (continued...)


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Terms & Conditions o PA auctions only - Handgun purchases also require an additional PICS form/background check for each handgun purchased. This process to fill out forms and obtain a response may take 5-10 minutes. Any applicable state fees associated with these checks will be added to the customer’s invoice. o NV auctions only – If you have a Conceal & Carry permit issued within the last 5 years prior to purchase, you do not need to complete the background check. o If you are “Denied” by FBI / PICS background check you will not be able to take possession of the firearm and the firearm will be consigned to the next available firearm auction. Dealers and Individuals that bid on and win items own the items and are fully responsible for payment within terms regardless of whether the FBI / PICS approves their taking physical possession of the items. MORPHY’S will not cancel the sale due to disapproval for any reason. o If you are appealing a “Denied” decision, we will hold the firearm only if you pay in full. o Licensed bidders, i.e. Federal Firearms licensees or Curio & Relics license holders must present a current signed copy of their license. C&R licensee purchases must conform to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF) C&R requirements. • National Firearms Act (NFA) Class 3 Weapons Processing o Dealers: Buyer must provide MORPHY’S with a copy of their active FFL and SOT license. Estimated time for processing and approval of the required Form 3 normally takes two months. o Individuals: Law requires a completed Form 4, or Form 5 for deactivated guns. MORPHY’S will prepare and sign the front of the applicable transfer form, and send to the individual buyer. Individual is responsible for completing requirements for fingerprints, photo, and a fee of $200, as well as completing applicable portions of the reverse side of the form. Estimated time for processing and approval of Form 4 is 6-8 months. o Dealers and Individuals that bid on and win NFA items own the items and are fully responsible for payment within terms regardless of whether the BATF approves their taking physical possession of the items. MORPHY’S will not cancel the sale due to BATF disapproval for any reason.

• Since all firearms sold are “collectible” items, MORPHY’S does not test the safety or warrant functionality of these firearms. All firearm purchases should be examined by a certified gunsmith prior to shooting. • MORPHY’S reserves the right to deny the sale of a firearm to any buyer.

• Shipping o PA auctions only - Non-Residents of Pennsylvania may not pickup modern handguns. Any firearms shipped are legally required to be shipped to a BATF licensed FFL dealer within your state of residence for transfer and pickup. You will be responsible for all shipping and transfer costs incurred. o NV auctions only - Non-Residents of Nevada may not pickup modern handguns. o Modern handguns are required to be shipped via FedEx 2-Day Air. o Modern long guns are shipped via FedEx ground to the FFL dealer. o In preparation ahead of an auction or upon paying for the firearm you can contact a licensed dealer to send their FFL to firearms@morphyauctions.com with the paid invoice number notated. o MORPHY’S will not be responsible for exporting modern firearms or any ammunition. Buyer may contact Borderview International Firearm Logistics or another third party provider. Borderview may be contacted prior to bidding for pricing, process and timeline information. • Long guns will only be sold to persons 18 years of age, or older. Handguns will only be sold to those persons 21 years of age, or older. Dealers are bound by these minimum age requirements.

It shall be the potential purchaser’s sole responsibility to research and satisfy the requirements of any laws and regulations that apply to the import and export of property as described in the aforementioned paragraphs. All purchasers agree to comply with any and all domestic and international restrictions on the trade of protected species as a condition of the sale. Please note that the ability to obtain an export license or certificate does not ensure the ability to obtain an import license or certificate in another country, and vice versa. It is the purchaser’s responsibility to obtain any export or import licenses and/or certificates as well as any other required documentation. MORPHY’S is not able to assist the purchaser in attempting to obtain the appropriate licenses and/or certificates, and there is no assurance that an export license or certificate can be obtained. The inability or delay in obtaining permits, licenses or other permissions to import or export goods containing material from protected species will not constitute a basis for rescission or cancellation of the sale of said goods or the delay in payment of purchased items in accordance with these Bidder Terms and Conditions.

GOODS MADE FROM OR CONTAINING MATERIALS FROM PROTECTED SPECIES - MORPHY’S does not accept any responsibility or liability for the sale of items containing materials from protected species or for any omission in marking or labeling goods as containing materials from protected species. Such material includes, but is not limited to, ivory from elephants and walruses, tortoise shell, crocodile skin, whalebone, rhinoceros horn, some species of coral and certain woods. Restrictions on the importation, exportation, sale, transfer, and/or possession of goods containing materials from protected species derive from international, federal, and state laws and regulations promulgated thereunder. Laws include, but are not limited to, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES), the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Marine Mammals Protection Act (MMPA). States currently restricting trade of protected species include, but are not limited to, California, New York and New Jersey. Prospective purchasers are on notice that several countries completely prohibit importation of property made, all or in part, of protected materials. Some countries require special permits, such as a CITES permit, from the relevant regulating authority in the countries of exportation and importation as well. Potential purchasers intending to import the property into another country should be familiar with the relevant customs laws and regulations prior to bidding on goods containing material from protected species. Regulations may vary as the U.S. generally prohibits importation of articles containing material(s) from species it has designated endangered or threatened if the articles are less than 100 years old, subject to certain exceptions.

Grading Scale: Near Mint Plus 97% - 100% Near Mint 90% - 96% Excellent 80% - 89% Very Good 70% - 79% Good Below 70%

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Terms & Conditions BIDDING RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

The auctioneer will determine the highest bidder. The auctioneer alone has the right to reopen the bidding of an item if deemed necessary due to a dispute. If there is a tie bid between the floor and Internet or absentee bid, the floor bid takes precedence. MORPHY’S and its representatives reserve the right to remove those attendees who impede preview and/or the auction. Title to all merchandise shall pass to the highest bidder at the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer. The buyer will then assume all risk and full responsibility of the lot purchased once ownership has changed. We recommend that you arrange insurance for your items immediately upon becoming the highest bidder. MORPHY’S is not responsible for any errors in bids, omissions of bids, or failure to execute bids and shall have no liability to any bidder for any technical or other failure associated with the internet, absentee bidding, or telephone bidding. • ABSENTEE BIDDING - MORPHY’S will accept absentee bids if pre-authorized by mail, fax or through www.morphyauctions. com online. Absentee bidders must use the absentee bid form and clearly mark the lot number, title and maximum bid amount. Absentee bidding forms may be accessed online at www. morphyauctions.com. If there are two (2) identical bids placed on the same item, priority will be given to the first bid received. All bids must be left in increments as explained on our bid form. If a bid is “out of increment,” the auctioneer has the right to round the bid up to the next correct increment. Bidders may preview, register and place bids online through our website, www. morphyauctions.com. Absentee and online bids placed through www.morphyauctions.com will be auto charged to the credit card entered 48 hours after the end of the sale. If you wish to pay by another method please contact us within 48 hours after the sale. Seller(s) agree to allow the Auctioneer to accept and execute absentee bids in a competitive manner for potential buyers and under the MORPHY’S absentee bidding terms and conditions. During the live sale, the auctioneer will execute your absentee bid competitively up to the maximum amount you have indicated. • ONLINE BIDDING - Online bidding through www.morphyauctions. com, Live Auctioneers, Bidsquare, Proxibid, or other bidding platforms may be available; all Terms and Conditions still apply. A surcharge may be added for third party online platforms. Refer to your bidding platform of choice for the final buyer’s premium. If there is a tie bid between the internet bidding venues and the floor, the floor bid takes precedence. If a credit card has been provided to one of the online bidding platforms, MORPHY’S reserves the right to use and charge the credit card if the winning bidder has not paid via another method by the 7 day term in Payment Terms below. Due to our fast paced auctions and bids coming from floor bidders, phone bidders, internet bidders and absentee bids, the auctioneer has the final word on all item(s) sold. You (the bidder) assume the risk of winning an item online and not having the item actually sell to you. This is due to the final call of the auctioneer and the operator not being able to re-open that lot. Online bidders are fully responsible for accidental bidding as if they bid normally. • BID RESULTS – MORPHY’S will only contact successful bidders. Please allow 24-48 hours post auction to receive your official invoice from MORPHY’S. The invoice will include item, hammer price, premium, packing and handling, shipping, insurance, and any other charges that apply. Please hold phone inquiries regarding bid success until after receiving your invoice. For verifications, MORPHY’S cannot provide winning bid information until the second business day after the auction. MORPHY’S will not provide bidder information to any outside sources.

• TELEPHONE BIDDING - Requests for phone lines must be received at least three (3) days prior to the auction date. MORPHY’S cannot guarantee phone lines but will make every attempt to accommodate those who wish to participate through that method. Phone lines are provided on a first come first served basis. Please visit www.morphyauctions.com or call 877-968-8880 to request a call from our representatives during the live auction.

BID INCREMENTS

Bid increments listed are a general guideline. Actual increments are at the auctioneer’s discretion. If a lot does not receive a bid of 50% of the low estimate, the lot will be passed by the auctioneer. $0 - $500…................$25 $500 - $1,000….........$50 $1,000 - $2,000…......$100 $2,000 - $5,000…......$250 $5,000 - $10,000....…$500 $10,000 +…............... Auctioneer’s discretion

RESERVES

The majority of our items are unreserved, but occasionally items may carry a moderate reserve. Please note that when a lot carries a reserve, the reserve is usually somewhere below our low estimate. In the case of a reserved item, the seller has authorized the auctioneer to bid on their behalf until the reserve price is reached.

BUYER’S PREMIUM

A 23% buyer’s premium will be added to all successful bids and is payable by the purchaser as part of the total purchase cost. If payment by cash, check, money order or wire transfer is made within 7 days of the invoice a 3% discount may be taken on the Hammer price by the buyer. DISCOUNT IS ONLY AVAILABLE IF INVOICE IS PAID WITHIN 7 DAYS from the sale date. Split payments are subject to a 23% buyer’s premium if a credit card is used as any form of total payment.. A surcharge will be added for certain third party online bidding platforms the bidder utilizes. Refer to your bidding platform of choice for the final buyer’s premium.

SALES TAX

Lots delivered to you, or your representative are subject to all applicable state and local taxes, unless appropriate permits are on file with MORPHY’S. Bidder agrees to pay MORPHY’S the actual amount of tax due in the event that sales tax is not properly collected due to: 1) an expired, inaccurate, or inappropriate tax certificate or declaration, 2) an incorrect interpretation of the applicable statute, 3) or any other reason. The appropriate form or certificate must be on file at and verified by MORPHY’S five days prior to Auction, or tax must be paid; only if such form or certificate is received by MORPHY’S within 4 days after the Auction can a refund of tax paid be made. Lots from different auctions may not be aggregated for sales tax purposes.

PAYMENT, INTEREST & STORAGE FEES

Any invoice totaling more than $100,000 and all watch sales must be paid within three (3) days. All other merchandise must be paid in full within seven (7) days of the date of the invoice. If payment by cash, check, money order or wire transfer is made within 7 days of the invoice, a 3% discount on the Hammer price may be taken by the buyer. DISCOUNT IS ONLY AVAILABLE IF INVOICE IS PAID WITHIN 7 DAYS from the invoice date. No discount is permitted on split payments where a credit card is used as any form of total payment. Payments can be made by going to your account online at www.morphyauctions.com, call 877-968-8880 or mail payment to: Dan Morphy Auctions LLC 2000 N Reading Rd, Denver, PA 17517. (continued...)


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Terms & Conditions Interest will be charged on all balances not paid at the rate of 1-1/2% monthly (18% APR) effective 30 days from the invoice date. All goods not retrieved by Buyer within 30 days after the invoice date, shall be subject to a storage fee of $50 per item per month. Buyer authorizes the MORPHY’s to sell, at their standard commission and consignment contract terms, any goods not retrieved after a 90 day period in any manner deemed appropriate by MORPHY’s and the proceeds will be applied to any outstanding balance due from the buyer. Absentee bids placed through www.morphyauctions.com will be auto charged to the credit card entered 48 hours after the end of the sale. If you wish to pay by another method please contact us within 48 hours after the sale. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, personal checks, certified checks, wire transfers, money orders, and cash. • CREDIT CARD – For first time buyers and credit card charges greater than $2,500 buyers must complete the bottom portion of the invoice and must specifically sign the acknowledgement of our terms of sale before we will accept payment via credit card. We do offer the convenience of paying automatically by credit card. If you wish have your card automatically charged for all purchases please complete our “Authorization for Automatic Credit Card Use.” We have this form available online or upon request. Split payments are subject to a 23% buyer’s premium if a credit card is used as any form of total payment. • CHECK - There will be a $30.00 service charge for returned checks. Make checks payable to: Dan Morphy Auctions LLC. MORPHY’S reserves the right to hold items paid for by personal or company check until said check clears (14 days). MORPHY’S has the right to hold all checks over $2,000. Customers who have an established successful buying history with MORPHY’S may be exempt from this. We will accept a personal or company check >$2,000 from a first time buyer if you provide a Bank Letter of Credit, available on our website, www.morphyauctions.com. • WIRE TRANSFERS – There will be a $30 charge added to all wire transfers less than $2,000. Please add this amount to your invoice total before sending a wire transfer. In the few situations where a successful bidder does not remit payment when due, MORPHY’S will proceed with the legal steps necessary to protect its interests and will block the bidder from future auction participation.

PACKING/SHIPPING

• It is the bidder’s responsibility to take shipping, handling, and insurance costs into consideration when bidding on items. • BIDDERS PRESENT AND TAKING ITEMS AFTER AUCTION – Since item liability transfers upon a successful bid, items paid for must be packed, transported and/or removed by the purchaser at his/ her own risk after the close of the sale. We recommend that you arrange insurance for your items immediately upon becoming the highest bidder. If any employee or agent of MORPHY’S shall pack or transport the merchandise, it is fully at the risk and responsibility and expense of the purchaser. MORPHY’S shall not be held liable for any loss or damage that may be caused by the said agent or employee. • ITEMS NOT PICKED UP THE DAY OF THE SALE – Packaging, shipping, and insurance on all items to locations that can accept shipments will be made available as an added courtesy and at an additional cost. We recommend that you arrange insurance for your items immediately upon becoming the highest bidder. All applicable charges will be applied to the invoice. Shipping

will be based on actual costs via FedEx, USPS, or other carriers required based upon the contents of the shipment. Packaging and insurance will vary in cost depending on the items on each invoice. All packages will be shipped with insurance. Standard items packed internally by MORPHY’s will ship seven to fourteen (7-14) business days after payment is received. Oversize and breakable items will ship based upon a date our shipper partner will provide to the purchaser after payment and pickup of the items. MORPHY’s cannot combine standard item shipments with oversize and breakable item shipments. Again, if any employee or agent of MORPHY’S shall pack or transport the merchandise, it is fully at the risk and responsibility and expense of the purchaser. MORPHY’S shall not be held liable for any loss or damage that may be caused by the said agent or employee. • SHIPPING TERMS - MORPHY’S will ship all items to the buyer at the listed address via FedEx or other carriers, FOB Denver, Pennsylvania or FOB Las Vegas, NV or FOB other auction locations. Any risk of loss or damage to the item(s) during transit via FedEx, or any other carrier, in excess of the insurance provided by or purchased from MORPHY’S, is at the risk of the buyer. Any additional insurance coverage should be purchased by the buyer through the carrier. Buyer releases MORPHY’s from any and all claims for loss or damage to any item during transit and agrees to pay all costs of defense, including attorney’s fees, for any claims brought against MORPHY’S for loss or damage occurring during transit. • INSURANCE - Shipping insurance is automatically added up to $1,000 for every package. If your package is valued at >$10,000 we will also automatically add “Additional Insurance”, which you can decline by contacting us. If you wish to arrange for “Additional Insurance” for packages valued between $1,000 and $10,000 please contact us prior to payment and we can quote this additional insurance amount for you. Oversize and breakable items shipments include full insurance. Insurance for all 3rd party shipments must be arranged through that carrier. Insurance provided or purchased through MORPHY’s applies only to shipments to the United States and Canada. Buyers must purchase their own insurance for shipments to other countries. • INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS – MORPHY’S has the capability to ship to international bidders. By law, MORPHY’S cannot, and will not, declare lesser values for any international purchases and all shipments will include the invoice with purchase totals including the buyer’s premium and shipping cost. All international bidders are responsible for knowing their country’s laws on importing items and for paying all customs and duties on the items. • 3RD PARTY SHIPPING of OVERSIZE AND BREAKABLE ITEMS – Should bidders choose to use a shipper other than MORPHY’S, the bidder MUST arrange and pay for 3rd party shipping. As a general guideline, the following will indicate which packages apply, as they are of a certain weight, length, or dimensional size. ∙ Dimensional size is length (the longest measurement) + (height x 2) + (width x 2). For example a 36” x 36” x 12” package = 36 + (36 x2) + (12 x 2) = 132” ∙ USA home shipments must be <70 lbs. and <108” length and <165” dimensional size ∙ USA business shipments must be <150 lbs. and <108” length and <165” dimensional size ∙ International shipments must be <150 lbs. and <108” length and <130” dimensional size ∙ There may be certain shipments that meet these requirements that will still require 3rd party shipping, and we will communicate the reason in those cases.

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Terms & Conditions • BREAKABLE, DELICATE, FRAGILE ITEMS - MORPHY’S reserves the right to choose items and orders that it will pack, ship, and/or insure directly using our shipping department. Those items that MORPHY’S will not ship will require that the winning bidder either pick up the items personally or arrange a 3rd party shipping service. Examples of items that may apply after determination by our shipping department include but are not limited to: items with neon of any type (working or non-working), all glass display cases of any size; coin-operated, arcade and vending items with fragile parts and/or glass; signs with parts or protrusions beyond the main body of the sign, oversized vases (guideline – larger than fit in a 20” x 20” x 40” box), high value lamps and glass of all sizes, high value artwork including but not limited to paintings, statuary, sculpture, figurines, dioramas, and other intricate items; and items subject to impact by moisture and known handling issues in the supply chain. Under no circumstances will MORPHY’S be responsible for shipping damage to picture frames of any kind. • For any buyers who wish to arrange for their own shipping, MORPHY’S must be notified at least seven (7) days prior to arrival of the shipping company name, arrival date and time. Pickup must be scheduled to begin and end within our normal business hours (9am – 4pm weekdays). Buyers must arrange weekend pickups in advance with MORPHY’S staff, and additional charges may be necessary for overtime. All 3rd party shippers must arrive with a copy of the invoice.

AGREEMENT REGARDING GOVERNING LAW, VENUE, AND LEGAL RIGHTS

I hereby understand and agree that any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to MORPHY’S Bidder Terms & Conditions, which includes this provision (hereafter referred to as “Terms & Conditions”), MORPHY’S, or the breach thereof (hereafter referred to as “Claims”), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Pennsylvania, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. I hereby irrevocably submit to the personal jurisdiction of the appropriate court in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in any action or proceeding arising out of or relating to the Claims and their enforcement, and I agree that any and all Claims must be adjudicated, heard, determined, and resolved in said court, and I hereby irrevocably waive any objection on the ground that any such action or proceeding in said court has been brought in an inconvenient forum. MORPHY’S failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms & Conditions or any other legal rights, shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Any waiver of any provision of these Terms & Conditions by MORPHY’S must be made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of MORPHY’S specifically referencing the provision(s) contained within the Terms & Conditions to be waived. Headings

used in the Terms & Conditions are for convenience only and are not to be relied upon. If any provision of the Terms & Conditions is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms & Conditions shall remain in full force and effect. These Terms & Conditions will inure to the benefit of, and are intended to be, enforceable by MORPHY’S, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, members, directors, officers, and licensees. There are no third party beneficiaries to these Terms & Conditions; a person or entity who is not a party or signatory to these Terms & Conditions has no rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to rely upon or enforce any term or provision of these Terms & Conditions.

POST SALE RETURN POLICY

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NOVEMBER 7, 2018 Wednesday Session | Auction Starts at 9:00am LOTS: 1 - 549 Items on Display Approximately 4 weeks prior to Auction Date. Please Call to Confirm.

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JIM LINTON COLLECTION Jim Linton has been a collector of fine items ever since he was a young boy. As a child his mother brought along Jim and his brother to antique shops around town when traveling and to this day she is still a collector of Lenox and American Belleek fine china. His grandfather, “Pop”, introduced Jim to coin collecting, taking him to downtown Seattle to the old coin shops to buy coins for his collection. It was on one of those trips to Seattle that “Pop” happened to park beside an Army/Navy surplus store. Curious, Jim asked if he could go in. He can still remember the feeling of excitement he had. His eyes were instantly drawn to the collection of swords that were hanging on the walls above the merchandise. He had to have one. After inquiring about the price he realized that none of these swords were in his limited budget. Disheartened, he looked down and saw the bayonets. Not only could he afford one, he was able to buy two. It was the beginning of a passion that eventually lead Jim to collecting some of the finest and rarest high condition firearms that are now being offered for sale. Jim became fascinated with the history and all things related to the Civil War. In 2000, Jim and his brother sold a successful sheet metal business, which had expanded significantly and become a major regional operation. With extra time on his hands, Jim was able to truly educate himself on Colt percussion revolvers. It was through this two year exercise that he settled on acquiring regular issue Colts of the highest condition, seeking out and purchasing only the absolute best of the best. Within his first year of collecting, a dealer, knowing Jim’s appreciation for the finest material, suggested Jim take a look at an Ames 1850 foot officer’s sword that he had just acquired. After selling him on the premise that Ames was the Colt of sword manufacturing during the Civil War Era, Jim agreed to take a look at it. He received it with great anticipation and upon inspection was hooked. That same feeling came over Jim as it did as a young teenager in the Army/Navy surplus store decades before. A true passion for the finest pieces of history and that represent the best of class. “I found out early that when you’re collecting only the very best, those qualified items come along few and far between. It was for that reason that led me into collecting the high condition Springfields and Winchesters as well. My wife and I are downsizing and most of my time is now spent on my other passion of building hot rods in my shop. I have regretfully decided to sell my collection. I hope whoever acquires these pieces not only finds the joy in them as I have, but protects them in their pristine condition for the generations to come.”

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LOT - 3 1 - EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION AMERICAN MILITIA OFFICER’S BELL CROWN SHAKO, CIRCA 1830. Case: 11 - 3/4”D x 11 - 1/2”H. Completely untouched, measuring 9-3/4” from the front of the visor to the front edge of the crown. Woven silver bullion suspensory cord with tassels, attached to silvered eagle buttons at each side. Scaled silvered chinstrap with leather backing and star motif buckle. Silvered 6 pointed star within sunburst side buttons. Silvered eagle front plate of exceptional quality, 5” from wing tip to wing tip. Multi layered 1-7/8” leather cockade with one-piece eagle button. The shako exhibits a noteworthy rear extension with separately affixed silvered band around the base. Thick leather visor with silvered trim, painted green on the underside. Interior retains the original 3” soft leather sweatband with decorative white polished cotton lining, printed on the crown “William Boyd/ Military Cap,/ Trunk & Harness Maker Taunton, Mass”. Contained within its original wall paper box measuring 11” high and with a 11-1/2” diameter, the interior lined with Boston newspapers dated 1827. Box shows wear and the bottom is detached. A really choice example of this iconic piece of American military headgear, as worn from 1821 through the Mexican War. CONDITION: Superb condition, the leather finish with some very light crazing. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 2,000 - 3,000 2 - LOT OF 2: INDIAN WARS PERIOD & 1902 BRIGADIER GENERAL’S CAPS. Largest: 9” x 5”. Lot contains: (A) Fine quality black wool body with black velvet band on which features direct embroidered gold bullion oak leaves and acorns, the front of the cap with direct embroidered gold bullion wreath and star and silver bullion eagle. Twisted gold cord chin strap, Federal staff side buttons, unbound leather visor with minor crazing. Brown leather sweatband, partially quilted red silk lining in excellent condition. CONDITION: Cap is overall in excellent condition showing very little wear. (B) Fine quality black wool body with black velvet band on which features direct embroidered gold bullion oak leaves and acorns, the front of the cap with direct embroidered gold bullion wreath and star and silver bullion eagle. Gold bullion chin strap with the letters “MC” side buttons. Brown leather sweatband, black polished cotton lining embossed “Louis E. Stitz & Bro. 153 & 155 N. Fourth St Phila”. CONDITION: Cap is overall in excellent condition showing very little wear. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 1,500 - 2,500 12

LOT - 4 3 - LOT OF 3: INDIAN WARS PERIOD OFFICER’S KEPIS. Largest: 10” x 2 - 1/2”. Lot contains: (A) Blue wool body perfect with two bands of 1/8” gold quatrefoil on crown surrounded by single band. Three vertical bands at each side and back and three bands around lower section of the hat. Gold bullion embroidered engineers castle showing some wear to the red velvet backing, else the hat is overall excellent. 1/2” tarred leather chinstrap with eagle side buttons. Short, bound tarred leather visor. Sweatband with embossed logo “Jacob Reed’s Sons Military Clothiers Philada”. CONDITION:Brown leather sweatband showing moderate wear and is partially detached, brown polished cotton lining very good. (B) Fine quality blue wool body, the front features a (toned) gold bullion direct embroidered wreath with “US”. Cavalry side buttons with bullion cord chinstrap. Unbound leather visor. Leather sweatband sewn tight to the body, silk lining in excellent condition embossed “The M.C. Lilley & Co Columbus Ohio”, the initials “J.N.A.” are stitched below the makers logo. CONDITION: Excellent condition overall with little evidence of wear. (C) Blue wool body standing 2-1/2” high at the front to which is sewn a gold bullion 7th cavalry officer’s hat badge. Two-piece cavalry side buttons with bullion cord chinstrap. Bound leather visor. CONDITION: Leather sweatband and black cotton headliner show moderate wear. Wool body with just a few very minor moth holes. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 1,000 - 1,800 4 - CASED U.S. ARMY MODEL 1881 24TH INFANTRY OFFICER’S WHITE SUMMER DRESS HELMET. Each : 11” x 8 -1/2”. Fine condition and quality white wool-covered pressed cork helmet with white leather edging. Gilt brass fittings with officer’s quality two-piece eagle plate with applied silvered numbers “24” mounted on its shield, infantry side buttons, spike and velvet backed chin chain. Fittings display most of their original gilt finish. Interior with white enameled and red silk sweatband and green silk visor linings. Crown stamped “B. M. Whitlock. 90 Fourth Ave. N.Y.” Helmet is complete with its white felt shell ventilator used in place of the spike. Helmet is contained in its original velvet-lined, tooled-leather oval case measuring 11” high. Lid with paper label giving instructions on the cleaning of “White Cloth Helmets”. CONDITION: Excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,000 - 1,500

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5 - MINT BOXED US ARMY MODEL 1881 CAVALRY ENLISTED DRESS HELMET. 12” x 11”. Helmet leather sweatband with Horstmann contract stamp and size label “7”. Partially assembled with cavalry eagle front plate and cavalry side buttons mounted. The remainder of the brass fittings and yellow horse hair plume still wrapped in tissue paper. Helmet is housed in its original pasteboard box measuring 8-3/4” by 10” by 8-1/4” high, marked on one side “7”. CONDITION: Helmet is in unissued condition. Pasteboard box shows moderate storage wear. From the Ray Bentley collection. Excellent 800 - 1,200

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6 - BOXED U.S. ARMY MODEL 1902 GENERAL’S FULL DRESS VISOR CAP. 19 - 3/4” x 19 - 3/4”. Fine quality cap featuring matching gold bullion oak leaf embroidery on the velvet cap band and black patent leather visor with a gold bullion eagle embroidered on the front. Gilt chin strap has rimmed eagle buttons. Interior crown displays gold embossed makers name “H.V. Allien & Co 734 Broadway New York”. Housed in its original pasteboard box with exterior label also from Henry Allien. CONDITION: Exterior is in perfect condition showing no use or wear. Interior leather sweatband, black silk crown lining and green visor lining are also in perfect condition. Pasteboard box shows moderate wear. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,000 - 1,800

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LOT - 7 7 - LOT OF 4: U.S. ARMY MODEL 1889 & OFFICER’S CAMPAIGN HATS. Largest Box : 12” x 12”. Lot contains: A) U.S. Army Model 1889 private purchase campaign hat, tan fur felt with snowflake vents on each side and triple row of stitching around the brim. Interior with an unmarked leather sweatband. Displayed on the hat is an original Civil War period cavalry hat cord. Appears to be unissued. B) Black, Indian Wars and Spanish American War period fur felt officer’s campaign hat, unvented, raw edge, black/gold officer’s hat cord. The interior leather sweatband embossed “The Charles William Stores”. Appears to be unused. C) World War I Officer’s campaign hat with heavy gold/black cords and leather sweatband. D) Black fur felt hat with pinwheel ventilators, not original to this hat, bound edge, missing its outer band. Front displays a false-embroidered crossed saber insignia with the letter “B” below. Interior with a heavily worn leather sweatband. CONDITION: Excellent unless otherwise noted. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,000 - 1,600

8 - U.S. ARMY MODEL 1881 OFFICER’S DRESS CHAPEAU DE BRAS & ACCESSORIES. Box : 19” x 8 -1/4”. U.S. Army Model 1881 Officer’s Full Dress Chapeau, of beaver felt with black silk cockade measuring 3” by 5”, on which is a gilt bullion- bordered gold strip the upper end with bullion eagle lower end with gilt staff button. Ostrich feather plume extending to the rear, gold bullion tassels at either end. Interior embossed “Ridabock & Co/ Formerly/ Baker & McKinney/ Military Goods/ 141 Grand Street New York”. Contained in its original Japanned tin case with “Ridabock & Co/ 141/ Grand St/ New York” brass label. CONDITION: Chapeau shows minor wear on the interior embossing only, save for that, the chapeau in mint condition. Tin case exhibits moderate wear to the finish. Also includes: A pair of Model 1872 2nd Cavalry officer’s shoulder knots with eagle “C” buttons at the upper end, a pair of Indian War period Staff Colonel shoulder straps with bullion eagles embroidered on black wool, Single 1870-80’s Cavalry Lieutenant shoulder strap, Model 1902 General officer’s silk sash with satin backing, hidden buckles and 10” knot/tassels. CONDITION: All exhibit some minor wear, fading and staining. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 1,000 - 1,600 LOT - 8

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9 - LOT OF 2: MODEL 1902 NY NG OFFICER’S VISOR CAP & MODEL 1895 ENLISTED CAP IN ORIGINAL BOXES. Largest Box : 10” x 10 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) Model 1895 Enlisted Visor Cap still housed in its original pasteboard box. Wool body, interior black polished cotton lining and leather sweatband are perfect. Size label 6-3/4. Pasteboard box is solid and complete, the size 6-3/4 is written on both ends. CONDITION: The cap is unused but shows very minor signs of age and a dull finish on the leather. Box shows a break at one end and along the bottom seam B) Model 1902 Officer’s Visor Cap with direct bullion embroidered New York state seal on the front, New York rimless side buttons and gold chin strap. Interior crown embossed with a Ridabock & Co New York logo. Size marked 7-3/8. Housed in a heavy cardboard box, marked on the lid with “Ridabock & Co New York” logo. CONDITION: Cap shows no signs of wear with a perfect black wool body, bright bullion work, and perfect interior. Box shows wear on the edges and the corners of the lid are broken. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,400

11 - LOT OF 2: U.S. MODEL 1895 OFFICER’S & MODEL 1902 OFFICER’S FULL DRESS CAPS. 14 -1/2” x 11”. Lot contains: A) Model 1895 Officer’s cap with direct embroidered gilt American eagle on the front and gilt twisted wire chin cords terminating in New York National Guard staff buttons. Leather sweatband, quilted brown polished cotton lining with gold embossed logo: “The Armstrong Uniforms Chicago”. CONDITION: Cap shows very minor wear only and is housed in its original pasteboard box which shows moderate wear. B) Model 1902 New York National Guard Adjutant General Corps officer’s full dress cap. The front features a gilt bullion direct-embroidered New York state seal, gold tape band with branch of service colors and gold direct-embroidered oak leaves on the patent leather visor. The gold lace chin strap terminates with New York state seal rimless buttons. Leather sweatband, black polished cotton lining with gold embossed logo “Ridabock & Company 112th Fourth Ave 2 Doors Below 12th St New York”. Inked on the sweatband is the name “Kirby”. CONDITION: Excellent condition showing minor wear only and is housed in its original pasteboard box which shows moderate wear and looses to the lid. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

10 - IDENTIFIED SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR PERIOD REAR ADMIRAL’S VISOR CAP. Each : 10 -1/4” x 9 -1/2”. Fine quality and condition U.S. Navy Rear Admiral’s visor cap with gilt wire oak leaf embroidery on the cloth-faced visor, and USN insignia embroidered on the front. Gilt chin strap with navy side buttons. Brown leather sweatband, black satin lining embossed in silver: “Rear Admiral B.F. Day/ U.S.N./ S. N. Meyer/ Manufacturer/ 1411 Penna. Ave. N.W./ Washington, D.C.”. Benjamin F. Day graduated from the Naval Academy in 1862 serving on the frigates “New London” and “Colorado” and on the ironclad “Saugus”. Day was promoted Rear Admiral on March 29, 1899 and retired March 28, 1900. CONDITION: Cap is in excellent condition showing only minor wear. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

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12 - LOT OF 2: MODEL 1902 US ARMY OFFICER’S DRESS CAPS. Largest: 9 - 1/2” x 5”. Lot contains: (A) Model 1902 full dress staff officer’s cap with gold bullion leaves directly embroidered on the leather visor, gold chin strap, rimless eagle side buttons and direct embroidered gold bullion eagle. Black wool body is in excellent condition with no wear or damage. Interior supple-leather sweatband is tightly sewn to the body, black satin crown lining embossed with makers name “Harding Boston”. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) Model 1902 General officer’s dress cap with gold bullion leaves directly embroidered onto the cap band and eagle onto the front. Gold chin strap with Indian Wars staff side buttons. CONDITION: While the black wool body is slightly misshapen, it is free of holes or defects. The underside of the leather visor exhibits general crazing and the leather sweatband is partially detached and exhibits wear. The black polished cotton crown lining is intact with remains of a makers logo. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200

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13 - LOT OF 5: U.S. MODEL 1902 & MODEL 1912 VISOR CAPS. Largest: 10” x 5”. Lot contains: (A) Model 1902 New York National Guard Infantry Officer’s Cap. Cap band with blue center and gold bands, gold chin strap attached by New York state seal buttons. Gold wire New York state seal insignia directly embroidered to the front. Black satin interior lining marked “ W.A. Raymond 99 Fourth Ave New York”. CONDITION: Sweatband and underside of visor show moderate wear, exterior is in excellent condition. (B) 1902 Officer’s Cap with gold wire eagle directly embroidered onto the front. Gold chin strap with rimless eagle buttons. Black cotton interior lining marked “The M.C. Lilly Co Columbus Ohio”. CONDITION: Excellent. (C) 1912 Officer’s Cap with gold wire eagle directly embroidered onto the front. Gold chin strap with rimed eagle buttons. CONDITION: Black cotton interior lining, leather sweatband partially re-sewn. Wool body in excellent condition. (D) 1902 Officer’s Cap with gold wire eagle directly embroidered onto the front. Gold chin strap with New Hampshire side buttons. CONDITION: Black satin interior lining and leather sweatband show moderate service wear, visor exhibits crazing. (E) 1902 Officer’s Cap featuring gold wire eagle with Maryland National Guard crest directly embroidered onto the front, velvet band. Gold chinstrap with rimless Maryland state seal buttons. Black satin interior lining embossed “New York Clothing House Baltimore MD”. CONDITION: Visor shows light crazing, wool and velvet body are in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200

14 - LOT OF 3: US ARMY INDIAN WARS - SPANISH AMERICAN WAR CAPS. Largest: 10” x 2”. Lot contains: (A) Federal issue enlisted kepi with dark wool body, bound leather visor, leather chin strap and eagle side buttons. The front displays a Model 1872 enlisted cavalry cap insignia. Interior leather sweatband embossed with silver highlights “Horstmann Bros & Co Philadelphia Contract May 31, 1892”. CONDITION: Sweatband was re-stitched within its working life. Black cotton lining fully intact. Wool body is in excellent condition with no holes or damage. (B) Officer’s kepi featuring a direct embroidered toned bullion 17th infantry insignia on the front, twisted wire chin strap with eagle “I” side buttons. Crown displays a partial “The Warnock Co” embossed logo. The 17th Infantry served in North Dakota and fought at The Little Big Horn. CONDITION: Wool body is in excellent condition. Underside of the unbound tarred visor shows heavy crazing, sweatband fully intact, interior lining partially removed. (C) Model 1895 officer’s cap with direct bullion embroidered eagle insignia twisted wire chin strap and eagle side buttons. CONDITION: No crown lining, the leather sweatband is partially detached and shows wear. Wool body is in very good condition showing little wear. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 15 15 - LOT OF 6: U.S. ARMY OFFICERS DRESS CAPS. Largest: 10 -1/2” x 4 - 1/2”. Lot contains: (A) Pre World War II Artillery Officer’s Full Dress Cap with leather visor, decorated with a row of gold wire embroidered oak leaves and gold wire direct embroidered eagle insignia. Cap band with red center with gold bands, gold chin strap attached by two-piece eagle buttons. Silk interior lining, celluloid sweat shield marked “N.S. Meyer, Inc. New York” and leather sweatband show no wear. CONDITION: Excellent condition. (B) 1912 Cavalry Officer’s Full Dress Cap with leather visor, decorated with a row of gold wire embroidered oak leaves and gold wire direct embroidered eagle insignia. Cap band with yellow center with gold bands, gold chin strap attached by eagle buttons. Black cotton interior lining marked “The M.C. Lilly Co Columbus Ohio”. CONDITION: Cap is in very good condition showing moderate service wear, leather sweatband is re-stitched. (C) Three World War II Period White-Topped Dress Caps each decorated with a row of gold wire embroidered oak leaves on the wool faced visors. Basket weave bodies, leather sweatbands, one head lining maker marked by “Bancroft”, second “Berkshire Deluxe”, third is unmarked. CONDITION: All in excellent condition. (D) Post World War II White-Topped Dress Cap decorated with a row of gold wire embroidered oak leaves on the wool faced visor. Basket weave body, head lining maker marked “David Wong Co Zama Japan”. CONDITION: Excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200

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16 - LOT OF 3: US SHIPPING BOARD & PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE VISOR CAPS. Each : 9 -1/2” x 8 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) Circa 1900 U.S. Shipping Board visor cap with bullion leaves directly embroidered onto the cloth covered visor, distinctive bullion/thread cap insignia and U.S. Navy side buttons. Crown lining displays the gold embossed makers name “S.C. Appel & Co 18 Fulton St New York”. CONDITION: Leather sweatband shows minor wear, very good crown lining. Bullion cap insignia shows some wear, cap is in excellent condition. B) World War II period U.S. Public Health Service Captains dress visor cap with gold bullion leaves embroidered directly onto the cloth covered visor, bullion cap insignia and PHS side buttons. CONDITION: Interior is in excellent condition showing no wear, exterior wool is perfect. C) Post World War II Public Health Service Women’s dress cap with bullion leaves embroidered on the band and bullion insignia. Interior maker’s label “Life Time Hat New York”. CONDITION: Excellent condition showing no wear. From the Ray Bentley collection. 600 - 900

LOT - 17 17 - LARGE LOT OF WWI & WWII US MILITARY CAPS. Largest : 14” x 12 -1/2”. Lot contains mostly World War II period caps to include: A) Enlisted campaign hat with Corps of Engineers cords. B) Officer’s campaign hat with gold and black cords. C) Officer’s visor cap with maker’s mark “Knox”. D) Officer’s visor cap maker’s mark “Stetson”. E) Officer’s visor cap maker’s mark “Gimbel Brothers”. F) Cotton khaki officer’s visor cap, no maker, partially detached sweatband. G) Pre-WWII officer’s visor cap maker’s mark “Craddock Uniforms” with interior sweat shield missing. H) Enlisted visor cap with officer’s insignia, partially detached sweatband. I) U.S. Navy officer’s visor cap with maker’s mark “Novakoff Bros”, bullion embroidered insignia, leather visor show crazing. Housed in a leather case. J) Four khaki enlisted USAAF garrison caps, one with 2” sterling aerial gunner wing pinned on its side, and the other three with officer’s insignia pinned on their sides. K) Officer’s garrison cap. L) World War I officer’s visor cap exhibiting a few small moth holes and wear to the visor. CONDITION: Unless noted, all are in very good to excellent condition showing minor service wear. From the Ray Bentley collection. Very good 600 - 800 16

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18 - LOT OF 3: U.S. MODEL 1902 & PRE-WWII ARMY OFFICER’S FULL DRESS CAPS. Largest: 11” x 5”. Lot contains: (A) Model 1902 artillery officer’s full dress cap with gold bullion oak leaves embroidered on the leather visor and with gold bullion eagle directly embroidered onto the front of the cap. Gold chin strap with rimless M1902 eagle buttons - one is loose. Crown is embossed “The Warnock Uniform Co 19 & 21 West 31st St New York”. CONDITION: The black wool body shows no holes or damage but is slightly misshapen. Leather sweatband shows moderate wear but is tightly sewn to the body. (B) Pre-WWII artillery officer’s full dress cap with gold bullion leaves embroidered on the cloth covered visor. Gold chin strap with two-piece M1912 eagle buttons. CONDITION: Excellent, interior leather sweatband, black cotton lining and celluloid sweat shield all clean and showing no wear. (C) Pre-World War II ordnance officer’s full dress cap with gold bullion oak leaves embroidered on the leather visor and with gold bullion eagle directly embroidered onto the front of the cap. Gold chin strap with two-piece M1912 eagle buttons. Interior leather sweatband, black cotton lining and celluloid sweat shield show moderate wear and underside of visor exhibits wrinkles. Interior crown marked “The Warnock Uniform Co 15817 West 46th St New York”. CONDITION: Exterior of the cap is in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 500 - 800

19 - M1895 U.S. ARMY 24TH INFANTRY ENLISTED FORAGE CAP. 8 - 1/2” x 6 - 1/2”. Offered is a regulation M1895 enlisted forage cap. This was the U.S. Army’s first transition to a visor cap after leaving the traditional kepi design. Made of dark blue wool with enameled leather visor bound with patent leather, and a tarred leather chinstrap. Hat retains original russet brown leather sweatband. Inside of crown is lined with black silk and maker marked “M.C. LILLEY CO. COLUMBUS OHIO”. Gold gilt federal regulation eagle buttons to the sides with “D” Company, 24th Infantry insignia affixed. The 24th was primarily made up of African-American soldiers. In 1898 the 24th Infantry deployed to Cuba as part of the U.S. Expeditionary Force in the Spanish–American War and participated in the storming of the Spanish fortress in the Battle of El Caney and the Battle of San Juan Hill. CONDITION: Shows no mothing or fading, but is missing the four black metal ventilation eyelets. 200 - 400

LOT - 20 20 - LOT OF 4: GENERAL JAMES DOOLITTLE’S VISORED HAT, STETSON & VEST WITH PICTURES. Largest Box: 15”D. x 7 - 1/4”T. Lot contains: (A) World War II U.S. Army officer’s visor hat interior size marked 6 7/8, sweatband marked McClellan Field Post Exchange with initials “J.H.D.” in ink at the front. Also included is the original 3” by 5” typed note card reading “Navy Relief Fund Auction/ Item: Army Air Corps Officers Billed Hat/ Control Number 67/ Donated By: Gen, J.H. Doolittle USAAC” and signed Jim Doolittle. The Naval relief fund auctions were and are a source of fund raising to help sailors and Marines with financial assistance both at home and abroad. Many celebrated military leaders donated uniforms and other personal effects to help the relief society to raise funds. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) Stetson hat of tan fur felt, silk band and bound edge. Interior crown lining with embroidered “XXX Stetson” logo depicting a cowboy allowing his horse to drink from his hat and leather sweatband embossed in gold “Made by Stetson especially for Jimmy Doolittle”. Housed in its original Stetson box with typed label reading “To James H. Doolittle”. CONDITION: Excellent. (C) Hunting vest, cloth with leather trim, the left breast chain stitched “J. Doolittle”. CONDITION: Unused. (D) 8” by 10” color photograph of Doolittle signed “To Bob/ With every wish/ J. H. Doolittle”. CONDITION: Excellent. From the Ray Bentley Collection. Excellent 3,000 - 4,000

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LOT - 23 21 - A NAVY CAP WORN BY JOHN WAYNE IN THE FILM “IN HARM’S WAY.” 14 -1/4” x 10”. The cap from the estate of John Wayne sold by Heritage Auctions on October 6-7, 2011 with lot tag still affixed and with Certificate of Authenticity. Standard U.S. Navy officer’s cap with tan wool body, black mohair band with metal emblem affixed. The cloth covered visor displays gold bullion oak leaves and acorns, interior label from Wolf-Brown, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco. Worn in the film “In Harm’s Way”, Paramount, 1965, as Wayne portrayed Captain Rockwell Torrey. CONDITION: The front emblem shows some green verdigris and cap shows minor wear. From the Ray Bentley collection. 2,000 - 3,000 22 - GENERAL BRADLEY’S VISOR CAP & INSIGNIA WITH SIGNED TRANSMITTAL NOTE. 5 - 1/2” x 11 - 1/2”. The cap is a standard World War II period U.S. Army officers visor cap with OD wool body, the leather sweatband embossed “Fort Knox Exchange/ Military Store/ Fort Knox Ky.”. A calling card slipped into the lining sleeve reads “General Omar Nelson Bradley”. Cap is in very good condition showing minor service wear. Accompanying the cap is a note typed on Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Letterhead which measures 3-1/2” by 7-3/4”, and reads: “7 May 1967, Dear Ken, A short note, to let you know I received your letter. It caught up with me while I was here in Europe. I will on my return to Washington, send you one of my service caps and a pair of my slip on rank marks. Please excuse the typing I don’t do well. Sincerely Yours, (signed) Omar N Bradley, Omar N. Bradley Gen. Of The Army”. Also included is a pair of Five Star General’s slip-on shoulder strap insignia with gold embroidered American eagle and silver bullion Five Stars rank insignia. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 2,000 - 3,000

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LOT - 24 23 - LOT OF 4: GARRISON CAP & NAVAL AVIATORS WING BELONGING TO ADMIRAL W.F. HALSEY Largest : 10” x 7”. Lot contains: A) 2-7/8” pre-World War II Naval Aviator wing along with a 3” by 5” typed card which reads “Naval Relief Fund Auction/ Item: Naval Aviators wings./ Control Number: 94/ Donated By Flt. Adm W.F. Halsey USN” and signed “W.F. Halsey”. B) Green wool garrison cap with a 1-5/8” Naval Aviator’s wing pinned on one side and a five star rank insignia on the other. Interior lining is signed in ink “Sincerely W. F Halsey” along with a 3” by 5” typed card which reads “Naval Relief Fund Auction/ Item: Navy Aviation Green Flight Hat w/ Admirals Stars./ Lot Number 00/ Donated By: W.F. Halsey, Fleet Admiral USN.” Signed “W.F. Halsey”. C) Cotton five star Admiral’s car pennant measuring 11-3/8” by 16”. D) Testimonial Dinner Program dated November 9, 1945 held in honor of Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr U.S.N.. The Naval Relief fund auctions were and are a source of fund raising to help sailors and Marines with financial assistance both at home and abroad. Many celebrated military leaders donated uniforms and other personal effects to help the relief society to raise funds. CONDITION: Excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,500 - 2,500 24 - WWII U.S. ARMY OFFICERS VISOR CAP WORN BY GENERAL GEORGE KENNEY. 11” x 9 -1/2”. Standard World War II period U.S. Army Officers Visor Cap, the interior leather sweatband embossed “G.C. Kenney 0-8940”. Accompanying the cap is a 3” by 5” note, on which is written “To Bill Luetge - Best Regards. Gen George C Kenney” and a shipping label from General Kenney addressed to William J. Luetge. George C. Kenney served in the U.S. Army from 1917-1951. As a pilot during World War I he received the DSC and Silver Star and during World War II he commanded the 4th and 5th Air Forces, ending the war as Commander of the Far East Air Forces. CONDITION: Cap shows moderate wear to include a few small holes in the crown, partially detached sweatband and unstitched visor edging. From the Ray Bentley collection. (Very Good). 1,000 - 1,500

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25 - GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SUMMER VISOR FOR FLIGHT/PARATROOPER. Unissued enlisted Luftwaffe white top visor cap in overall near mint condition. Removable cotton-rayon pique weave summer white top has the usual minor age staining. Golden-yellow piping denotes either the flight or paratrooper branch. Enlisted leather chinstrap with black painted buckle, and era aluminum eagle and wreath, are all near mint. Center band is in black wool. Visor is intact with no damage other than some minor scratches. Inside sweat shield is present with the marking “Stirndruckfrei”. Original paper tag with size marking of “54” is attached to the rear. Leather sweatband and white rayon lining are intact and also near mint. Original era tissue paper is stuffed inside cap. 800 - 1,300 26 - LOT OF 2: GARRISON CAP WORN BY GENERAL CLAIRE CHENNAULT. Largest Frame : 15 -1/2” x 12 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) Officers Garrison Cap with gold/ black piping, pinned on one side are: two matching, theater made, pinback General’s stars. Leather sweatband embossed “C. Chennault”. Accompanying the cap is a 2-3/4” by 3-1/8” card with printed two star flag, typed: “This Item Donated By” (signed) “C. H. Chennault”, typed “Claire L. Chennault”. CONDITION: Cap is in very good condition showing only minor wear. B) Framed photograph of Clair Chennault, framed with an original CBI theater made CBI DUI. CONDITION: Excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. Very Good 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 27 27 - LOT OF 2: U.S. NAVY ADMIRAL’S CAPS WORN BY ADMIRAL PAUL PIHL & ADMIRAL HENRY ECCLES. Each: 10 - 1/2” x 4”. Lot contians: (A) Black top visor cap featuring double row of bullion leaves directly embroidered on to the wool-faced visor. Made by Art Caps, inside on the crown protective lining is the personal card for “Henry Effingham Eccles/ Rear Admiral/ United States Navy”. Admiral Eccles graduated from U.S. Naval Academy in 1922, attended Submarine School, commanded two submarines, served for nearly three years as engineer in the heavy cruiser USS Salt Lake City and two years in the Design Construction Division of the Bureau of Engineering in the Navy Department, Washington, D.C. In 1940, he commanded the destroyer USS John D. Edwards on the Asiatic Station. He was in command when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He and his ship participated in the battle of Badung Strait, and the battle of the Java Sea. Wounded in action, Eccles was later awarded the Navy Cross, the Silver Star, and The Netherlands Order of the Bronze Lion. After recovering from his wounds, Eccles served in the Base Maintenance Division in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in 1942-43. After attending the command course at the Naval War College, he was promoted to captain and assigned to be the Director of the Advance Base Section, Service Force at the Headquarters of the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Hawaii. In this key position, for his service in this capacity, he received the Legion of Merit. Immediately after the conclusion of the war, the Navy Department assigned Eccles to the Joint Operations Review Board, commanded the battleship USS Washington and was Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics to the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean. Eccles retired from active duty in the Navy on June 30, 1952. CONDITION: Excellent, showing minor wear only. (B) White top visor cap featuring double row of bullion leaves directly embroidered on the wool-faced visor. Accompanying the cap is a card which states that the cap was purchased from the estate of Admiral E. Pihl in Charleston So Carolina. Admiral Pihl graduated from the Naval Academy in 1920 and MIT in 1924 with a degree in aeronautical engineering, managing production of airplanes for the Navy. In 1938 he was posted as assistant naval attaché to the United States embassy in Berlin until 1941, when he returned to the U.S. His exploits in Germany later went on to inspire the character Pug Henry in Herman Wouk’s 1971 novel The Winds of War. In 1942 Pihl was promoted to Rear Admiral and served during the remainder of World War II as head of naval air production. He retired from active duty in 1953. CONDITION: Cap shows general wear from service use and lightly soiled cover. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 29 28 - LOT OF 5: US NAVY ADMIRAL’S CAPS. Largest: 11 - 1/2” x 5 - 1/2”. Lot contains: (A) U.S. Navy black top Admirals’ Hat, manufactured by Berkshire Caps. Wicker body with mohair band and silver badge. Gold bullion oak leaves on the visor. Headliner sleeve with “J. Richardson” card. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) U.S. Navy black top Admirals’ Hat, manufactured by Bancroft Uniform Headwear. Wicker body with mohair band and silver badge. Gold bullion oak leaves on the visor. Leather sweatband and interior showing minor wear. The headliner sleeve with typewritten paper reading “J.B. Carney/ Admiral, USN”. CONDITION: Cap is in very good condition showing minor wear. (C) U.S. Navy white top Admirals’ Hat, manufactured by Bancroft Military Caps. Wicker body with mohair band and silver badge. Gold bullion oak leaves on the visor. CONDITION: Interior showing minor wear, white top exhibits staining. (D) U.S. Navy white top Admirals’ Hat, manufactured by Bancroft Military Caps. Plastic body with mohair band and silver badge. Gold bullion oak leaves on the visor. CONDITION: Very good condition but the mohair band has wear at the back. (E) U.S. Navy white top Admirals’ Hat, manufactured by Bancroft Military Caps. Plastic body with mohair band and silver badge. Gold bullion oak leaves on the visor. CONDITION: Excellent condition showing no wear. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200 29 - LOT OF 7: WWII US ARMY VISOR CAPS. Each : 11” x 10 -1/2” . Lot contains: A) Officer’s visor cap, interior cloth crown label lightly marked “Simpson Piccadilly”. B) Officer’s true crusher visor cap with soft leather visor and no crown stiffener. Interior leather sweatband stamped in gold “Robert S. Johnson”. C) Officer’s visor caps with fine fur felt top, visor seam split. D) Officer’s visor cap with khaki top, interior with owners card mounted in the crown “E. David Berquist”. E) Officer’s visor cap with khaki top showing a few scattered holes. Maker “Katten & Sons Hartford, Conn”. F) Enlisted visor cap with officer’s eagle insignia. G) Enlisted visor cap. CONDITION: Unless noted, all are in very good to excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 600 - 900

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30 - LOT OF 9: USN & USMC VISOR CAPS. Largest : 12” x 7”. Lot contains: A) USMC General officer’s white top dress cap, basket weave body. CONDITION: Unused condition. B) World War II USMC officer’s white top dress cap, basket weave body, Meyer sterling insignia. Leather sweatband is embossed “Col. James E. Swett”. Housed in its original black case with label on the top reading “From Swett, James E./ M.C.A.D. Miramar/ San Diego 45 California/ To HEADQ NAS ALAMEDA”. CONDITION: Cap shows moderate wear and staining to the white top, sweatband is detached. C) USMC General officer’s white top dress cap. CONDITION: Excellent, unused condition. D) Two WWII USMC enlisted green caps, basket weave bodies. CONDITION: Both with moderate wear, one missing its sweatband, E) WWII USMC blue enlisted cap. CONDITION: Detached sweatband and minor mothing. F) WWII USN officer’s cap. CONDITION: Moderate wear. G) WWII USN green “ball” cap with officer’s collar insignia pinned to the front. CONDITION: Very good. From the Ray Bentley collection. 600 - 900

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LOT - 33 31 - LOT OF 4: US ARMY GENERAL OFFICER’S FULL DRESS VISOR CAPS. Largest: 11” x 6”. Lot contains: All caps of fine black wool with direct embroidered gold bullion oak leaves on the velvet bands and felt covered visors, gold chin straps, eagle side buttons. (A) Made by Bancroft Military Caps Framingham Mass., wicker body. CONDITION: Excellent with the visor slightly misshapen. (B) Crown label reads Berkshire Deluxe. CONDITION: Leather sweatband is partially detached, body is excellent. (C) Crown label of Luxenberg Military & Civilian Tailors New York Made In England. CONDITION: Excellent. (D) Made by Flight Ace. CONDITION: Excellent. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 600 - 900 32 - LOT OF 7: WWII PERIOD US NAVY COMMANDER & CAPTAIN OFFICERS CAPS. Largest: 10 - 1/2” x 5 - 1/2”. Lot contains: (A) Three Black Top Caps with bullion oak leaves embroidered on the wool-faced visors and bullion insignia. Wicker bodies, leather sweatbands, satin crown liners. CONDITION: All in very good condition showing minor service wear. (B) Black Top Cap with bullion oak leaves embroidered on the wool-faced visors and silver insignia. Leather sweatband, satin crown lining, card in crown lining sleeve reads “Comdr. Allen S. Johnson (M.C.) U.S.N.R.” CONDITION: Excellent condition. (C) Three White Top Caps with bullion oak leaves embroidered on the wool-faced visors, one with bullion insignia, two with silver insignia. Wicker bodies, leather sweatbands. CONDITION: Overall in very good condition showing normal service wear and one with stained white top. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 600 - 900 33 - LOT OF 7: US ARMY OFFICER’S FIELD GRADE DRESS VISOR CAPS. Each : 11” x 10 -1/2”. Lot contians: A) Service dress green cap, made by Bancroft. Interior label inked “Lieut. Col. Charles M. Hoover”. B) Corp of Engineers dress cap made by Gerber, Mishawaka, Ind. C) Artillery dress cap made by Luxenberg New York. D) Quartermaster Corps dress cap made by Berkshire. E) Infantry dress cap made by Berkshire, partially detached sweatband. F) Adjutant General’s dress cap made by Berkshire. G) Infantry dress cap made by Balco Brand, Baltimore. CONDITION: Unless noted, all are in excellent condition with minor toning to the gold bullion visor embroidery. From the Ray Bentley collection. Excellent 400 - 600

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34 - LOT OF 3: ITEMS RELATING TO LORD LOUIS MOUNTBATTEN. Largest Box: 12” x 11” x 6”. Lot contains: (A) Cased gold and diamonds bar pin measuring 1-3/4”, the center of the bar features a gold crown, set with small diamonds. Contained within its red leather case embossed “MOUNTBATTEN” on its lid. Interior of the case stamped with makers name “Garrard & Co Ltd/ Crown Jewellers/ 112 Regent St W.I”. CONDITION: Excellent condition. (B) Plaque measuring 3” by 5-5/8” on which is mounted a small silver plaque engraved “Presented By/ Admiral Of The Fleet/ Earl Mountbatten Of Burma/ Chief Of The Defense Staff”. Contained within is original box and with note on “Ministry of Defense” letterhead and written in green ink, “with best wishes from Mountbatten of Burma A.F.” CONDITION: Excellent. (C) British navy admiral’s white top visor cap with double row of bullion leaves on the cloth faced visor, “Gieves Ltd London W. 1.” label sewn on the interior crown. Leather sweatband embossed with a gold crown and “L. Mountbatten”. CONDITION: Cap is in excellent condition showing minor wear. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 1,200 - 1,600

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LOT - 36 35 - LOT OF 10: VARIOUS PIECES OF BRITISH MILITARY HEADGEAR. Largest : 12 -1/2” x 10”. Lot contains: A) Victorian 98th Regiment of Foot home service helmet with gilded brass spike, front plate and fittings. Leather and silk sweatband, green visor facings. CONDITION: Excellent, missing its chain. B) Victorian officer’s forage cap to the Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment. Dark blue wool, acorn and oak leaf black lace, and large gold bullion badge of the crest of the Duke of Wellington, gold trim on the leather visor. Interior with quilted silk lining with (worn) makers mark “J. Hamilton, Manchester”, leather sweatband. CONDITION: Exterior in excellent condition, interior shows moderate service wear. C) Pre-WWII Royal Artillery officer’s visor cap with “Hawkes & Co Ltd Savile Row W.” interior label. CONDITION: The red piping and band show mothing. D) 1920’s RAF full dress busby. The body is of black leather, trimmed with dyed rabbit fur, gold and blue plaited lace cord, silver and gilt Royal Air Force Crest and a plume of dyed ostrich feathers. Quilted silk lining with brown leather sweatband and black patent leather chin strap. The lining complete with tailor’s label of “Hawkes & Co Ltd Savile Row W.”. CONDITION: Excellent. E) World War II period RAF Enlisted Garrison Cap. CONDITION: Excellent. F) Officers Garrison Cap of black wool with yellow trim and regimental buttons on the front. CONDITION: Excellent. G) Officers RAF Garrison Cap with replaced front buttons. CONDITION: Excellent. H) Brown Wool Beret with Army Catering Corps hat badge dated 1945. CONDITION: Excellent. I) Pith Helmet, private purchase, interior label reads “Out Fitters/ To The/ Military/ Made in India”. The front displays a Dragoon Guards hat badge. CONDITION: Excellent. J) 1960’s RCMP women’s cap. CONDITION: Excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. 900 - 1,200

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36 - LOT OF 4: BRITISH GENERALS VISOR CAPS. Largest: 10 - 1/2” x 5”. Lot contains: (A) Black wool construction with red wool band and bullion insignia. Visor decorated with bullion oak leaves indicating General Officer rank. Patent leather chin strap secured by silver crossed baton and sword buttons. Interior silk lined with leather sweatband gold embossed “Sir Francis de Guingand”. CONDITION: Excellent condition exhibiting minor wear. (B) Khaki twill construction having red wool band and bullion insignia. Visor decorated with bullion oak leaves indicating General Officer rank. Patent leather chin strap secured by gilt crossed baton and sword buttons. Interior silk lined with crown bearing gold stamped maker label “Herbert Johnson 38 Bond St London W”, cloth sweatband. CONDITION: Wool body shows a few small holes, interior crown lining exhibits staining. (C) Black wool construction having red wool band and bullion insignia. Visor decorated with bullion oak leaves indicating General Officer rank. Patent leather chin strap secured by silvered ERII buttons. Interior wool felt lined with leather sweatband bearing gold stamped maker label “Bates Hatter 21 Jermyn Street St James’s. London”. CONDITION: Excellent condition showing no wear. (D) Black wool construction having red wool band and bullion insignia of lion standing on crown. Visor decorated with bullion oak leaves indicating General Officer rank. Patent leather chin strap secured by gilt regimental buttons. Included in the lot is a small group of bullion British generals’ shoulder strap insignia. CONDITION: Exterior is in excellent condition, interior crown lining is heavily stained, leather sweatband partially detached. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200

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37 - LOT OF 3: BRITISH 16TH LANCER HELMET, HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY SHAKO & SUN HELMET. Lot contains: (A) Post 1902 16th Lancer Other Ranks Helmet, brass front plate with battle honors to Aliwal, lions head bosses and chain. Leather and ribbed cloth body exhibiting crazing and wear. CONDITION: Interior with leather and black cotton sweatband also showing wear. (B) Highland Light Infantry officer’s shako. Black cloth with diced band, cord festoons and patent leather peak. Complete with original chin strap, cap lines and maroon silk liner with makers mark of “Anderson & Sons/ 14, George Street/ Edinburgh”. White metal and gilt officer’s front badge below a cord boss which exhibits a gilt thistle badge, silvered side decorations and grotesque mask at the rear. CONDITION: Shako is in very good condition with moderate service wear. (C) Colonial pattern sun helmet with leather sweatband and green cloth lining. Dome label embossed “Waterproof/ Tropical Helmet/ Made in England.” Very good 800 - 1,200

39 - LOT OF 3: BRITISH & COMMONWEALTH OFFICERS PEAKED CAPS. Each : 11” x 9 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) British khaki undress peaked cap of a Brigadier staff officer. Scarlet cap band and a gold bullion Royal Crest Kings Crown cap badge of a staff officer. Interior crown has the maker’s logo of “Herbert Johnson, 38 Bond Street St, London W”. Leather sweatband embossed “Sir H.C. Stockwell”. General Sir Hugh Charles Stockwell, (1903–1986) was a senior British Army officer most remembered for commanding the Anglo-French ground forces during the Suez Crisis and his service as Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO from 1960 to 1964. CONDITION: Very good with moderate wear. Sweatband partially detached and missing a 1-1/2” by 1-1/2” section. Interior crown shows discoloration. B) British dress cap with the single row of gold bullion leaves embroidered on the visor to denote the ranks of Colonel or Brigadier. The scarlet cap band displays the gold bullion insignia of a Field Marshal. Inside has the maker’s logo of “Herbert Johnson, 38 Bond St, London W”. CONDITION: Leather sweatband is partially detached. C) A khaki undress cap of a Field Marshal of an unidentified Commonwealth nation, scarlet cap band with gold bullion Field Marshal insignia on the front and with Field Marshal side buttons. The interior marked with a “Herbert Johnson, 38 Bond St, London W.” logo. CONDITION: Excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. Very good 600 - 900

38 - LOT OF 4: BRITISH R.F.C & R.A.F. VISOR CAPS. Each : 11 -1/2” x 9 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) Visor Cap with cloth covered visor, R.F.C. side buttons and R.F.C. cap badge. CONDITION: Wool exterior exhibits scattered wear and small holes, interior leather sweatband is in very good condition, tightly stitched to the body, oilcloth crown lining shows damage and losses. B) RAF Group Captain’s cap with gold bullion leaves embroidered onto the leather visor. Crown lining displays a label from “H. Star & Son Montreal Halifax”. CONDITION: Wool body is undamaged but slightly soiled, interior leather sweatband is partially detached. C) World War I Period RAF cloth covered visor cap. CONDITION: Exterior in very good condition with minor wear but no damage, interior leather sweatband and quilted black cotton liner intact and in very good condition. D) Current British RAF dress cap with bullion badge and gold visor trim. CONDITION: New, unused condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. Very Good 700 - 1,000

40 - LOT OF 3: BRITISH ARMY BEARSKIN BUSBY’S. Each : 11” x 8”. All of 20th century manufacture, bear skin over wicker frames with leather liners and brass chin chains. Two are complete with feather plumes representing the Irish Guards and Welsh Guards. CONDITION: All are in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. Excellent 600 - 900

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41 - LOT OF 3: BRITISH GENERAL & BRIGADIER CAPS. Largest: 11” x 4 - 1/2”. Lot contains: (A) World War II British Army Generals Peaked Service Dress Cap with bullion cap badge insignia. Two rows of bullion oak leaf decoration on the patent leather visor. Red wool central band, removable khaki cover over the black wool top. Patent leather chinstrap supported by two gilt metal side buttons. Rankin and Co Ltd maker’s details to the interior of the cap. CONDITION: Very good. The red band exhibits a few small holes, interior shows moderate service wear. (B) British Army Generals Peaked Service Cap with bullion cap badge insignia. Red wool central band with khaki top and visor. Patent leather chinstrap supported by two gilt metal side buttons. Hawkes & Co Ltd makers details to the interior of the cap. CONDITION: Interior shows moderate service wear and typical discoloration to the crown lining. (C) British Brigadier’s Peaked service Cap with Lion and Crown bullion cap badge. One row of bullion oak leaf decoration on the patent leather visor. Red wool central band, black top. Patent leather chinstrap supported by two gilt metal “ERII” side buttons. Maker “Herbert Johnson 38 New Bond St London W” embossed on the leather sweatband. CONDITION: Interior shows moderate service wear and typical discoloration to the crown lining. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 500 - 800

43 - LOT OF 6: BRITISH ARMY OFFICER’S & NCO CAPS. Each : 11” x 10 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) Royal Berkshire officer’s visor cap with silver bullion leaves embroidered on the patent leather visor. Green wool body, floral pattern black woven band, silver crown side buttons. B) Officer’s service cap with interior label “ Samuel Fitze & Co, LTD Calcutta”. C) Royal Artillery officer’s service cap, maker’s marked “William Scully Montreal”, missing its chin strap. D) Saskatchewan Dragoons officer’s service cap, maker’s marked “William Scully Montreal”. E) NCO visor cap with German silver visor edging, interior marked with “L. Silberston & Son’s Ltd London” label. F) NCO visor cap with gold bullion visor edging. CONDITION: All in very good or better condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 400 - 600

42 - LOT OF 3: BRITISH BRIGADIER OFFICER’S CAPS. Largest: 11” x 4 - 1/2”. Lot contains: (A) World War II British Army Brigadiers Peaked Service Dress Cap with bullion Lion and Crown cap badge. Red wool central band, khaki top and visor. Russet leather chinstrap supported by two gilt metal “GRIV” side buttons. Leather and velvet sweatband with red satin crown lining. CONDITION: Cap is in excellent condition showing no wear. (B) British Army Brigadier’s Peaked Dress Service Cap with Lion and Crown bullion cap badge. One row of bullion oak leaf decoration on the patent leather visor. Red wool central band with black top. Patent leather chinstrap supported by two gilt metal “ERII” side buttons. Herbert Johnson makers details to the interior of the cap. CONDITION: Exterior is in excellent condition, interior shows moderate service wear and typical discoloration to the crown lining. (C) British Brigadier’s Peaked Dress Service Cap with Lion and Crown bullion cap badge. One row of bullion oak leaf decoration on the patent leather visor. Red wool central band with black top. Patent leather chinstrap supported by two silver metal “ERII” side buttons. Thomas & Stone makers details to the interior of the cap. CONDITION: Exterior is in excellent condition, interior shows moderate service wear and typical discoloration to the crown lining. From the Ray Bentley collection. 500 - 800

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44 - BOX OF ASSORTED RECENT BRITISH & POLICE MILITARY HATS & ACCESSORIES. Largest : 13 -1/2” x 2 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) Police helmet with City of London front plate. B) Scottish police superintendent cap with silver bullion front insignia and visor decoration. C) Group of RCMP insignia. D) RAF officer’s dress belt. E) Army officer’s horse bit, bridle and reigns. The bit with brass Lion/Crown rosettes. F) Police horse martingale. G) Gold tape/wool carbine sling and sword cross belt. H) Army officer’s gold dress belt. I) Bullion Royal arms trumpet banner. J) “The Life Guards” bullion embroidered trumpet banner. K) “Royal Tank Regt” partial trumpet banner showing mothing. L) “The Parachute Regiment” bullion embroidered trumpet banner showing mothing. M) “Royal Irish Regiment” bullion embroidered banner. N) Royal Arms bullion embroidered trumpet banner. O) Two British flags. P) Leather “Sam Brown” belt with accessories. Q) Three white leather and gold lace belts. R) Sabretache with commemorative cover insignia. S) Gold/ black officer’s sash. T) Two drum major’s mace tops and miscellaneous pieces of insignia. CONDITION: Most items are in very good to excellent condition unless noted. All are of recent manufacture. From the Ray Bentley collection. 400 - 600

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LOT - 45 45 - LOT OF 4: ITALIAN GENERAL’S, JAPANESE & RHODESIAN CAPS. Largest : 14 -1/2” x 7 -1/4”. Lot consists of: A) World War II Italian Lieutenant General’s visor cap, displaying ornate silver bullion embroidery on the band and silver bullion eagle on the peak. Silk lining is marked by the maker Piedimonte Rome. CONDITION: Excellent with minor staining on the silk lining. B) WW II Japanese Army Major’s full dress kepi. Black wool body with bright gold braid, leather visor, black silk lining and leather sweatband. Complete with its feather plume contained within its cardboard tube. CONDITION: Excellent with light crazing to leather visor. C) WWII Japanese officer’s visor cap. CONDITION: Very good with broken visor. D) Royal Rhodesia Regiment bush hat with khaki and red Pagri, hat badge mounted on wool flash. CONDITION: Hat body is in excellent condition, leather sweatband is partially detached. Included in the lot are a pair of Japanese Navy Admirals, Lt Commander and Naval Cadet shoulder boards and a police officers cap insignia. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

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46 - LOT OF 2: MEXICAN GENERAL’S VISOR CAPS. Each : 10” x 9 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) Circa early 1900’s Mexican General’s visor cap with black wool body, direct embroidered gold bullion vine and scroll decoration on the band centered with a Mexican Eagle insignia. Leather sweatband embossed “Superfine London” within crest. CONDITION: Satin lining exhibits wear at the front. B) 1930’s-40’s period Division level, three star General’s cap of black wool with direct embroidered gold bullion vine scroll decoration on the band, Mexican Eagle insignia and three false-embroidered silver stars on the front. Leather sweatband, satin lined interior with “Julio Ramirez Mexico D.F.” label under sweat shield. CONDITION: Excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. Excellent condition 500 - 800

47 - LOT OF 2: FRENCH MODEL 1872 ARTILLERY OFFICERS SHAKO & KEPI. Lot contains: (A) Shako with toned gilt brass and gold lame trim, black wool body and leather visor exhibiting moderate wear and crazing. CONDITION: Interior with partially detached leather sweatband and blue silk lining also exhibiting moderate wear. Red feather plume faded and with losses. (B) Kepi of sky blue body with red wool top and toned gold quatrefoil. Black silk lining embossed “Leon/ Premier Chapellier De Paris “. CONDITION: Crazed leather visor with wear to the underside. Partially detached leather sweatband. Very good 400 - 600

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48 - GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS OFFICER’S CAP - KLEIDERKASSE. This Waffen SS Officer’s Visor Cap is in, overall, near mint condition. The cap’s crown is constructed of a feldgrau tricot wool. The wool has one small, light spot on the top rear but is overall, in near mint condition. The band of the visor is near mint and constructed of a black velvet. The chin cord has made some slight impressions on the velvet from storage, but is minor. The piping of the visor is made from a white wool wrapped cording which shows some light yellowing in areas from age. No damage is observed on the exterior of the visor. The insignia of the visor is a zinc metal eagle and zinc metal skull, both of which are near mint plus condition, and appear to be original to the visor. The chincord on the visor is a late war celluloid type that shows some yellowing throughout and is without damage. The pressed paper bill is in near mint condition as well, and is securely sewn to the visors body. The interior of the visor is made of a grey, late war rayon material. The lining has a dark spot in the center, presumably from wear, and shows no signs of damage. The brown leather sweat band is in excellent condition and has a few small nicks to the leather. An original maker’s label was stapled to the sweat band, but has separated from the staple. The tag is preserved under the sweatband with a piece of scotch tape. Overall, an excellent and desirable visor of the Waffen SS. 3,000 - 6,000

49 - GERMAN THIRD REICH ALLGEMEINE SS NCO VISOR. No other organization in the 20th century were as feared and despised, and yet respected, as the Third Reich’s SS. Formed in 1925 as a personal protection unit for Adolf Hitler after the failed Beer Hall Putsch of 1923, the SS rose in numbers and power to become the NSDAP’s most powerful organization during the Third Reich. From daily life in Germany and its conquered territories, to the front lines of the war, the SS developed a ruthless and battle hardened reputation which continues to capture the fascination of collectors and historians even today. The Allgemeine SS NCO Visor is overall in excellent condition. The upper fabric of the cap is made of a black wool tricot which is in near mint condition. The visor’s band is wrapped in the same tricot wool as the upper portion of the cap with the fabric lines running at an angle. The band has only a small moth hole on the visor’s left side, near the upper white piping. The white piped trim on the visor is near mint with only very light patina and a small brown patch on the upper piping, near the visor’s left rear. The black leather chin cord is near mint and is held in place by two black, enameled buttons. The bill of the visor is near mint plus, and the underside is correctly stamped with the “SS RZM” in black ink. The cap has an early, high quality, silver plated political eagle positioned above a second pattern CupAl (copper coated aluminum) SS Skull made by the firm Deschler, Munchen. Both pieces of insignia appear to be original to the visor and are completely untouched. Please Note- the skull did not have to be removed to know that it is manufactured by Deschler. To the trained eye, the design of the skull is unique to Deschler. The cap’s interior is a high quality, deluxe cream lining. This type of lining is not often encountered on these Allgemeine visors and highly sought after by collectors. The lining shows some staining from sweat and use, but is without any major damage. The sweat shield has a few areas which have become unstitched as well as a few minor cracks. Under the sweat shield, is the SS runes which are stenciled on the cream lining in gold, as well as a black ink stamp for the cap size. A small cardboard tag is slid into the name slot of the sweat shield and reads “Sonder-Anfertigung”,which means “Special Make”. The brown leather sweatband has sweat stains and darkening from wear, but remains firmly attached to the visor. Under the sweatband, is the RZM “Tuchmutze” SS tag which has the product number, as well as the manufacturer’s code of “143” stamped on it. The tag is firmly attached to the visor. Overall, this is an early Allgemeine SS cap of higher quality that would be a center piece in any SS or visor collection. 2,800 - 4,500

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50 - GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE OFFICER’S REMOVABLE WHITE TOP VISOR CAP. In 1935, the German Navy, identified as the “Reichsmarine” from the previous Weimar Republic, was renamed the “Kriegsmarine” and began its naval rearmament. This rearmament was, however, in direct violation of the restrictions placed upon Germany by the Treaty of Versailles after the First World War. The restrictions placed on Germany, however, did not stop Germany from building some of the most iconic battleships of the war, such as the “Graf Spee”, the “Bismarck”, or the “Tirpitz”. However, arguably the most famous of all the Kreigsmarine vessels were the Uboats and their “wolf pack” tactics which devastated British and American shipping during the first half of the war. The overall condition of the Kreigsmarine Officer’s Removable White Top Visor is near mint. The removable top is made of a white piqued cotton that shows slight yellowing and a few pea-sized brown stains on the crown. The front of the white top has a gilded brass Kreigmarine eagle attached with one center prong pushed through the fabric. The band of the visor is made of a coarse black wool, and has gold bullion naval wreath and cockade sewn to it. The band shows no signs of damage. The insignia shows no signs of damage and also has taken on a nice patina from age. The leather chin-cord is securely fastened to the visor’s band with two gilded brass naval buttons that feature the anchor and rope motif of the Kreigsmarine. The leather of the chinstrap shows no signs of damage or abuse. The bill of the visor is covered with a black cotton fabric, and is embroidered with gold bullion laurel leaves, signifying staff grade officers. The edge of the bill is wrapped with a thin black lacquered strip of leather. The bill is near mint and the bullion has a slight patina. The interior of the visor is made of an artificial silk that shows signs of sweat staining throughout from use. The leather sweatband is attached to the visor lining by machine stitching and a 3” area has become loose from the bill. The visor’s celluloid sweat shield is nearly 100% intact and features the manufacturer’s name and address stenciled to the lining under the shield. 1,800 - 3,000 51 - GERMAN WWII HEER GENERAL’S VISOR. A German World War II Heer General’s Visor in, overall, excellent condition. The exterior of this visor is made of a fine doeskin which has some moth nips and moth tracking throughout, as well as a slight discoloration from age patina. The visor’s band is wrapped with a fine black wool doeskin which, like the upper portion of the cap, shows some moth nips and tracking as well as slight discoloration. The visor is trimmed with a braided gold piping that has some areas of discoloration from age and a few areas of fraying on the reverse, as well as under the chincord. The gold chincord is attached to the visor with two gold button braids, and shows no visible damage with an overall darker, even patina from age. A silver, electroplated brass Heer eagle is attached to the peak of the visor above the cockade. The eagle is near mint and exhibits a beautiful uncleaned look. The bullion cockade is made of silver wire, with a dark green background. The cockade is attached to the visor by skillful hand sewing. The cockade shows an even patina as well, and has a few areas which are loose. The bill of the visor is near mint and has small “spidering” on the black exterior. The checkered under side of the bill has a few small chips on the finish. The interior of the visor is lined with a high quality, cream lining that shows signs of heavy wear. The lining has fraying and discoloration from sweat and use, but is overall, still in very good condition. The original sweat shield is still partially present, but most has cracked and fallen out. The leather sweatband is pliable and has a few tears and small cracks. The visor is without any maker marks or sizing. 1,800 - 2,800

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52 - GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE OFFICER’S VISOR CAP. A German Kreigsmarine Officer’s Visor Cap in overall, near mint condition. The upper body of the cap is made of a dark blue, fine doeskin wool and the band is wrapped with a near mint woven black wool that has a few areas of light marks. The visor is piped with a cord that is the same color as the dark blue doeskin upper body, and shows no damage. The visor insignia is gold cello embroidery on a blue backing. Each piece is skillfully hand sewn to the visor. Approximately 40% of the cockades surface area is stained or darkened. The leather chinstrap is in excellent condition and shows some wear. There is a small slice on the bottom of the chinstrap, and some areas where the leather finish has worn slightly near the buttons. The visor’s bill is wrapped with a textured black fabric, and embroidered on the edges with a silver bullion for Company Grade Officers. The interior of the cap is lined with a cream colored rayon lining and is in excellent condition. The lining has discoloration and staining from use. The original sweat shield is no longer present. The pliable leather sweat band, with the exception of one tear, is almost in near mint condition. 1,500 - 2,000

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53 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE NAMED UBOAT CAP & MATCHING COLLAR. A two piece, named Uboat crewman grouping consisting of a sailor’s cap with matching Dickie. The sailor’s cap is the so-called “Donald Duck” style cap. The cap is in overall very good condition. The cap is made of a dark blue doeskin material which shows some moth tracking and nips to the top, and a few on the sides. The lower perimeter of the cap is wrapped with a black rayon band that has the words “Unterseebootsflottille Saltzwedel” woven in a gold colored cotton. The rear tassels of the cap’s band have been cut short. A gilded aluminum national eagle and cockade are attached to the front of the cap and both show some oxidation from moisture. The interior of the cap is lined with a medium blue woven cotton, with the maker’s logo in the center and a black ink stamp of “56” for the size. A thin oil cloth sweatband lines the interior and shows a few small tears and discoloration from wear and age. Behind the sweatband, is a small white laundry tag with the printed name “Moller. P”, presumably for the sailor who owned this cap originally. The Dickie is made of woven cotton and is overall in excellent condition. It shows light staining throughout and a few older seam repairs made with white thread. The two lower ties and loops are intact, as well as the breast tie. The Dickie is ink stamped with the manufacturer’s code, as well as stamped and hand written unit markings. There is also a white laundry tag, matching the laundry tag found in the cap exactly, which has the typed name “Moller. P”. A very uncommon named Uboat grouping to a sailor, which is seldomly seen on today’s collector’s market. 1,000 - 1,500 54 - GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE “RGG” NCO VISOR CAP & TROUSERS. Lot contains: (A) Enlisted Regiment General Goering visor cap, and (B) Pair of Luftwaffe wool trousers. (A) A prewar Luftwaffe visor cap to a member of the “RGG”, in overall very good to excellent condition. The Regiment General Goering was was formed in September of 1935, when General Goering became the chief of the chief of the Luftwaffe. This visor cap is “RGG” unit marked, named, and dated 1936. The blue gray wool is in near mint condition, with minor moth nip on the right underside, and a black woven wool center band with white wool piping. Early aluminum droop tail eagle and wreath insignia are near mint and original to the cap. The correct chinstrap is present with oval black painted buckles. The black visor exhibits the usual heat damage found on most caps. The cotton lining is intact and marked to the maker “Robert Lubstein” in Berlin, and dated 1936. The cap is named via a paper tag to what is either a “Kuffner” or Ruffner” (with an umlaut), and could be researched. The cap is unit marked to the “1st Battery of the 1st Battalion of Regiment General Goering” in 1936. Leather sweatband is in good condition, with it being ripped through on the front and the stitching in that area being loose. Cap appears to have been crushed at some point, and the sweatband exhibiting moderate wear. (B) Pair of Luftwaffe Model 1940 wool “Fliegerhose”, in overall unissued near mint condition. Blue gray wool trousers do not appear to be damaged, and have one rear slit pocket, two flapped side pockets, and a watch pocket. Trousers retains all five glass fly buttons and three glass pocket buttons. Inside lining is made from an off-white cotton and the trousers are 41” long with a waist of 32”. The ends of the legs are tapered to allow for them to be tucked into boots. This lot matches nicely with the RGG tunic in another lot. 1,000 - 1,500

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55 - GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE OFFICER’S VISOR CAP. A German Kreigsmarine Officers Visor Cap in, overall, very good condition. The upper body of the visor cap is constructed out of a dark blue doeskin wool which is in excellent condition with a few areas of moth tracking and light scattered marks. The band of the cap is wrapped with a textured black wool band. The wool band is in excellent condition, and, while tight to the band, is free floating. The visor piping is the same color as the upper body of the cap and is near mint. A gold bullion cap eagle and wreath are hand sewn to the front of the cap. The cap insignia appears to be in near mint condition and shows a very even patina throughout. The leather chin cord is intact and, aside from a few chips to the black enamel outer finish near the buttons, appears to be near mint. The visor’s bill is wrapped with a textured black fabric, and embroidered on the edges with a silver bullion for Company Grade Officers. The bill of this visor has become partially separated from the cap body on the outer corners of the bill. A small pin is holding the right corner of the bill in place. The interior of the cap is lined with a blue colored rayon lining and is in excellent condition. The lining has discoloration and staining from use. The original sweat shield is partially present with a few cracks and chips. The leather sweatband is skillfully designed, but has separated from the corners of the visor’s bill. The sweatband has a few cracks near the front of the visor, but is still in very good condition. 1,000 - 1,500 56 - GERMAN THIRD REICH ALLGEMEINE SS VISOR - RESTORED. Restored Allgemeine SS Visor in, overall, excellent condition. The visors top is made of a near mint, black doeskin wool fabric. There are a few modern glue spots on the peak of the black fabric near the piping. The visor’s outer band is made of a black velvet which is near mint, but shows some evidence near the skull insignia of tampering and a previous skull. The white piping on the visor is made of a wool wrapped cording which shows some moderate yellowing from age and a few small moth nips. The silver officer’s chin cord has wear to the high points and one of the cords has become separated from the slide on the visor’s right side. It is not known if the chin cord is original to this visor. The bill of the visor is in near mint condition, however it is not certain if this is the original bill to the visor. The metal skull and eagle insignia attached to the visor are reproductions. The interior of the visor is lined with a grey-brown rayon lining which has lost its sweat shield. The brown leather sweat band is in excellent condition, but is most likely not original to the cap. There is a plastic stiffener that has been added between the frame of the cap and the sweatband. The sweatband was then glued to the stiffener. Evidence of prior stitching can be seen when the sweat band is lifted, but no threads are in place. The sweatband is marked with a manufacturer’s name in black ink. 1,000 - 1,500

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57 - GERMAN THIRD REICH HOCHLAND/BAYERWALD SA KEPI. An early SA “Hochland/Bayernwald” SA Kepi in excellent condition. Worn by the early SA Brownshirts, these Kepi’s were the organization’s traditional headware. The base of the Kepi is constructed of two parts; a lower half using a cotton twill, and the upper half which used a wool tricot. The cotton twill lower half is in near mint condition, with only a few areas of light wear to the high points and a few very minor fabric snags. The upper section, made of cornflower blue dyed wool tricot, is in near mint condition. The upper section has no damage that can be seen and shows only slight wear to the fabric and some light, even fading of the colors. A cotton twisted blue and white piping runs the perimeter of the cap’s top and center. The piping was very skillfully attached by hand stitching. No damage can be seen to the piping, and only a few areas of light patina have occurred over time. A zinc political eagle is attached to the front of the cap, using three prongs. The center dish button shows wear and approximately 40% of its silvering can be seen. The brown adjustable leather chinstrap is held to the cap by two black enameled buttons on the sides. The strap is in excellent condition and is still slightly pliable. The interior of the cap is lined with a black cotton twill fabric, which is in near mint condition and shows faint number markings. The leather sweatband is securely attached to the cap by skillful zig-zag machine stitching. It appears a tag was removed from the sweatband at some point, as evidence of the stitching holes can be seen on the band. The underside of the band is also marked with the date “1938” and a marked out area which could have possibly been the original owner or unit. Original SA Kepi’s don’t come to the market very often anymore. Combined with the Hochland/Bayernwald SA Shirt Set in another lot of this auction, this would make one fantastic display. 750 - 1,100

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58 - GERMAN WWII PANZER OFFICER VISOR CAP. Heer Panzer Officer visor cap in overall near mint condition. An early war pink piped saddle shaped visor in a field gray wool, with a 1/4” stain on the top. Pink wool piping denotes the Panzer branch. Officer bullion chinstrap and era aluminum eagle, wreath, and cockade are near mint. Insignia is all originally applied. Band is in dark green wool. Visor is intact with no damage. Inside sweat shield is present with the maker “Cobra” logo and no size marking. Leather sweatband is intact and near mint, and there are two “21”s stamped inside the band, as well as a “211/22” in pencil. Rayon lining is intact and also rates as near mint. 700 - 1,200 59 - GERMAN WORLD WAR II HEER OFFICER VISOR CONVERTED TO SS. The overall condition of this visor is excellent. This visor originally started out as a Heer Infantry Officer’s Visor which was converted, most likely postwar, to a Waffen SS. The upper portion of the visor is made of a feldgrau tricot wool which is in near mint condition. The visor’s band is now a black felt, which was added to convert the visor to SS most likely as a way of raising the value. Evidence of the stitching used to secure the black velvet band can be seen near the edges of the white piping and the velvet is very loose in the middle areas. The chin cord is an officer’s grade in near mint condition. The bill of the visor is near mint as well, and is securely fastened to the body of the visor. Evidence of handling can be seen on the bill’s underside. The cap’s skull is no longer present, but the eagle is still attached. The SS zinc eagle is in excellent condition, with much of the silver wash remaining and appears to be made by Wagner. The interior of the visor is a cream colored rayon that shows some staining, most likely from sweat. There is an area on the front of the visor where the lining has become detached from the body. The original sweat shield has become unstitched and fallen out, but the maker’s name can clearly still be seen and reads “Clemens Wagner”. 800 - 1,100 60 - GERMAN WWII HEER CHAPLAIN NCO VISOR CAP. An early Heer Chaplain enlisted visor cap in overall excellent to near mint condition. Wool has no holes or damage. There are a couple of spots on the top and front of the visor which appear to be very minor nap wear or staining. Cap has blue wool crown piping with a green wool band and blue piping. Chinstrap is original to the cap and has light wear, with steel buckles retaining more than 90% of its original black painted finish. Front visor is mint. Eagle and wreath are zinc, with the red paint on the cockade center mostly worn off. Cap has a Christian cross attached under the eagle, but it is unknown as to when it was added. Cap retains its sweat shield and there are no markings on its ribbed rayon lining, which is in near mint condition. Leather sweatband is intact with very minor wear. Unique opportunity to own a visor cap with in a very desirable branch of the German Army, and matches perfectly with the tunic and trousers in another lot. 700 - 1,100

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61 - GERMAN WWII HEER MOUNTAIN TROOPER’S “BERMUTZE” CAP. An early, and quite uncommon, field worn Gebirgsjager (Mountain Troops) Bergmutze. The overall condition of this cap is excellent. The cap shows signs of daily wear which has given it a lot of character. The base material of the cap is feldgrau wool which shows even wear and fading on the exposed areas There is some slight staining on part of the bill and the left rear area of the cap. Small field repairs can be seen on the underside of the bill and the cap’s left side. The areas of wool which have not been directly exposed to wear, or the sunlight, are much brighter in color and retain most of the its original nap. The Hoheitszeichen (cap eagle) is the early, and very desirable, “T” style configuration which was very skillfully applied to the cap by hand stitching. Two green painted zinc buttons on the front of the cap, that secure the pull down ear flaps, show an even wear and appear to be originally applied. The pull down ear flaps have been hand sewn to the bottom of the cap to permanently secure the flaps in place. This may have been the original owner’s decision to alter the cap in this way. The side of the cap has a zinc Edelweiss emblem, hand stitched in place. The wool directly under the Edelweiss seems to be slightly darker and indicates that the emblem may very likely be original to the cap. The interior of the cap is lined with a thin grey ribbed cotton, which is in excellent condition, showing slight staining and even wear from daily use. The interior also has a leather sweatband which has cracked in several areas, but is mostly intact. 700 - 1,000

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LOT - 62 62 - LOT OF 4: GERMAN THIRD REICH POLITICAL CAP, UNDERSHIRTS, & TIE. Lot consists of: (A) Orts Level Political Officer’s Cap, (B) Brown Political Undershirt with paper RZM tag, (C) Brown Tie, (D) Brown Political Pull-over Undershirt. (A) The Orts Level Political Visor is, overall, in excellent condition. The main upper body of the cap is made from a fine tricot wool which has a few small moth nips, as well as a few small specks of paint. The visor’s band is covered in a high quality, brown velvet and shows no damage. The visor is trimmed with a blue piping, signifying the rank of “Ortsgruppenleiter”. The piping is in very good condition, showing a few areas of moth damage. The bill of the visor is made of a covered pressed paper, with the exterior being finished in a brownish-red. The bill is in excellent condition with some minor chipping to the covering. The visor’s insignia consists of a near mint gilded aluminum NSDAP cap eagle and a near mint gilded zinc cockade and wreath. The interior of the visor is near mint, and lined with a golden rayon that shows no signs of sweat staining. The brown pressed paper sweatband has wear on the edges and some other points. The rhomboid shaped celluloid sweat shield has cracked and lifted from the lining. Under the sweatband, a brown RZM label for “Tuchmutze” can be found stamped with the manufacturer’s code and the cap’s production number. (B) The Brown Political Undershirt with RZM tag is in near mint condition. The shirt is made of a fine cotton twill material dyed light brown. All stitching and buttons seem to be securely intact. A small paper RZM tag is stapled with a single small staple to the front of the shirt. The upper interior of the shirt is ink stamped with the maker’s name and location “Knagge & Peitz - Munchen”. (C) The Brown Tie is in near mint condition. It is made of a light tan cotton twill. There is no RZM tag observed in the lower interior of the tie. (D) The Brown Political Pull-over Shirt is in near mint condition. It is made of a light brown dyed cotton twill. All buttons are securely intact to the shirt and a maker’s tag can be observed on the upper interior of the shirt. 700 - 1,000

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LOT - 65 64 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN WWII HEER VISOR CAPS. Lots contains: (A) Heer Artillery Officer visor cap, and (B) Heer Infantry enlisted visor cap. (A) A late-war red piped field issue visor cap in overall very good to excellent condition. Field gray tricot wool is in excellent condition, with three very small holes on the right lower side, and red wool piping denoting the artillery branch. Officer bullion chinstrap and era aluminum eagle, wreath, and cockade are excellent. Band is in dark green wool. Inside sweat shield is missing and size marking (56), as well as manufacturers markings, are faint. Leather sweatband is intact and is very good. Lining is loose on front and back, and it appears to be from handling over the years. (B) An early white piped enlisted Heer cap in overall very good condition. Field gray tricot wool is in very good condition, with 11 minor moth nips on the top, and white wool piping. It appears that someone has applied yellow color with a felt tipped marker to the wool piping years ago. Early enlisted eagle, wreath, and cockade are silver plated brass (tombak) are very good with a prong broken on the eagle. Correct leather chinstrap is present. Outside band is in dark green wool. Cap is sized “53” and sweat shield is present. Leather sweatband and cotton lining are excellent. 600 - 900

63 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICER VISOR CAP, AND DRESS BELT 65 - GERMAN WWII HEER PANZER ENLISTED VISOR CAP. WITH BUCKLE Heer Panzer Enlisted visor cap in overall near mint condition. An Largest: 11” Lot contains: (A) Luftwaffe officer visor cap, and (B) early war pink piped visor cap in a field gray tricot wool, with two brocade dress belt and buckle. (A) Fine quality officer visor cap made minor 1/8” moth nips on the top. Pink wool piping denotes the Panzer by “Pekuro” in overall near mint condition. Doeskin wool cap with branch. EM leather chinstrap, and era aluminum eagle, wreath, and bullion skiver piping and a woven wool center band, with no visible cockade are near mint. Insignia is all originally applied. Chinstrap has damage. Bullion eagle and wreath are also undamaged and correctly the usual minor heat damage. Center cap band is in dark green wool. applied. Bullion officer chinstrap is present. Sweat shield is present Visor is intact with no damage. Inside sweat shield is present with a with manufacturer’s markings, with the bottom 1” of the sweat shield size 57 stamping and no maker marks. Leather sweatband is intact missing. Cap has the owner’s name tag present. Rayon lining and and is near mint as well, and has very minor damage on the fold. leather sweatband also have no visible damage. (B) Brocade belt with Cotton twill lining is intact, and also rates a near mint. 600 - 800 buckle made by “Assmann” in overall near mint plus condition. 42” undamaged belt is lined in blue cotton. Buckle is marked “A” on the back for Assmann. Eagle retains more than 96% of its gilt gold finish. 700 - 1,000 31 www.MorphyAuctions.com | November 7, 2018


66 - GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL’S PARTS VISOR. A Luftwaffe General’s visor, made of parts, in near mint condition. The base visor is what appears to be a post war assembled visor using some wartime material and some postwar material. The top of the cap is made of a blue tricot wool and is in near mint condition, with only some slight soiling to the back of the cap. The black braided exterior cap band is in near mint condition. The cap is lined with a gold piping which has some patina in areas and no visible damage. The gold bullion eagle, cockade and chinstrap appear to be wartime produced. The insignia is hand sewn to the cap and both pieces are in near mint condition. The interior of the cap is lined with a ribbed rayon material. The lining shows some staining and the initials “A. M.” in pen. The sweatshield is made of plastic, and has the Sonderklasse with eagle. The sweatband is a thin leather with the maker’s mark for “Clemens and Wagner”. A cotton fabric is under the sweatband. 600 - 900

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67 - LOT OF 2: THIRD REICH VETERAN & NSDAP ORTS LEVEL VISOR CAPS. Each: 11” x 6”. Lot contains: (A) 1939 pattern, tan-colored, wool/ rayon NSDAP visor cap with blue piping. The blue piping indicates the political “Ortsgruppen” level. Fixed to the front of the body is a 1939 pattern, gilt-colored eagle, beneath it, is a 1939 pattern oak-leaf wreath. Golden yellow, twisted Celleon cord chin strap, attached by gilt, pebbled metal buttons. Brown Vulcan fiber visor is complete and in good condition. To the interior of the cap is a brown leather sweatband with a few loose areas. Cap is fully lined in gold colored silk or rayon, partial celluloid sweat shield. Reverse of sweatband has a tan oilcloth RZM tag. CONDITION: The exterior wool crown, body, and the velvet center band are all in very good condition with one small hole on the top. (B) 1936 pattern NSRKB, deep navy blue wool construction visor cap. Front features a 1938 pattern, stamped aluminum, spread-winged eagle, beneath is a stamped aluminum wreath. The black rayon center band features machine embroidered mobile swastikas alternating with shields, within which are “Kyffhauser” monuments. Twisted silver wire chin cord attached by pebbled silvered buttons. Black tarred leather visor is complete and in good condition. The interior of the cap is fully lined in blue rayon, and features a tan leather sweatband. Ink stamped, in silver, to a celluloid diamond sewn to the interior crown is “Deutscher”, “Reichskriegerbund”, “Kyffhauser” “(ges. geschutzt)” and “Origial Kyffhauser-Mutze”. CONDITION: Excellent. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 600 - 900 68 - GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE VISOR & OVERSEAS CAP. Lot contains: (A) Enlisted Luftwaffe visor cap, and (B) Officer Luftwaffe overseas cap. (A) Golden yellow (flight or paratrooper) piped visor cap in overall excellent condition. Blue gray wool, black woven wool center band, and piping have no visible damage. Black leather chinstrap with black painted oval buckles and visor, have very light damage. Aluminum eagle and wreath are originally applied, and are in excellent condition, with wear to the black finish of the raised portions of the cockade. Cotton lining is very good to excellent with the sweat shield present. Lining is marked “Siegfried Frank” with a date of 1938 and in size 53. Sweatband is intact with only very minor damage. Sweatband is marked “Fl Ausb Regt 41” for “Flying Training Regiment 41” and “Ubungsstelle Frankfurt a/O.” for “Training Site Frankfurt on the Oder River”. (B) Luftwaffe overseas cap made by “Berolina” in 1941, in overall very good condition. Cap is an enlisted cap which has been upgraded to an officer cap with the addition of hand applied silver bullion piping, and eagle, and a cockade. It is not known when the cap was upgraded, but the aging on the cap and insignia indicate they have been together for a very long time. Gray cotton lining exhibits wear and staining from being worn. 500 - 900

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69 - GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICER VISOR. Luftwaffe officer visor cap in overall very good condition. Blue gray tricot wool cap with bullion silver piping, has minor fading to the top. Center band is woven wool. Bullion eagle and wreath are excellent. Bullion officer chinstrap is present. Sweat shield is missing and the manufacturer’s markings, while present, are too faint to be read. Rayon lining is intact and in very good condition, with sweat stains and soiling. Leather sweatband is in good condition with staining, and about 60% of it is torn and damaged at the stitch line. All the wear and damage is from being worn. 500 - 900 70 - GERMAN WWII HEER INFANTRY OFFICER VISOR. Heer Infantry Officer visor cap in overall very good condition. An early war white piped visor in a field gray wool, which has been made to appear to be pink piped Panzer version. Someone has used a pink marker to change the color of the piping on the top and bottom of the dark green wool band, from white to pink. Top of visor has moderate nap wear. Officer bullion chinstrap has a nice patina, and era applied aluminum wreath and cockade are very good to excellent. Brass eagle has been reapplied at some point. Visor has a 1” crack on the left side having been repaired with glue. Inside sweat shield is missing. Leather sweatband is present but has been replaced. Rayon lining is in good condition. 350 - 700

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71 - GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS PANZER OFFICER’S M40 CAP. Of all the campaigns during the European Conflict of the Second World War, one of the most famous is the one in the North African Desert. The conflict in North Africa initially pitted the German Expeditionary Force, known as “The Afrika Korps”, against the British Commonwealth. The Afrika Korps was originally sent to North Afrika to aid the nearly defeated Italian Army. The Afrika Korps was commanded by one of the war’s, even the world’s, most famous generals Erwin Rommel , “The Desert Fox”. Erwin Rommel’s deployment of the Panzers, as well as his tactical genius, enabled his army to outmaneuver and push back a numerically superior British force, nearly to the brink of annihilation. The role of the Panzers during the Afrika Campaign has captured both the fascination and admiration of historians and collectors alike. The overall condition of the Afrika Korps Panzer Officer’s M40 Cap is excellent. The cap is constructed using a light tan cotton twill, and shows some light soiling from use as well as light fading throughout. The cap is LOT - 71 piped with a woven silver piping, signifying the soldier is a commissioned officer. The front of the cap has a tan BEVO national eagle, which is attached by a method collectors refer to as “zip & flip”. The top of the eagle insignia was laid face down and sewn along the upper length near the head and upper wings, the insignia was then flipped downward and the remaining edges were finished with machine sewing as well. The eagle has some very slight soiling but the condition itself is near mint. Below the eagle, is a BEVO cockade which is also machine sewn to the cap on all four sides. The cockade shows some soiling and discoloration. Between the eagle and cockade, is the pink colored Russian-braid soutache signifying “Panzer” units. The soutache is tucked between the visors bill and cap which then runs above the cockade to the other side where it was again tucked between the bill and cap. The soutache is attached by machine sewing down the center of the braid, and reinforced with the stitching that was used to secure the bill to the upper cap, another feature looked for when authenticating. Two tan painted zinc air vents are crimped into place on each side of the cap. The cap’s bill is made of a cotton twill wrapped pressed paper which is machine sewn to the upper cap. The interior of the cap is lined with a lightweight dark red lining. The lining shows some slight staining and light spots, as well as a small rip on the top area. There is one visible size stamp of “60” in black ink. Afrika Korps M40 Caps are difficult to find on the market today, even more so are those with colored soutaches. Finding an M40 Cap with the most desired color soutache, pink, for Panzer is what many collectors dream of. 2,500 - 4,000 72 - U.S. MODEL 1872 CAVALRY ENLISTED DRESS HELMET 1ST CITY TROOP. Each : 9” x 6 -1/4”. An untouched example in excellent, complete condition. The helmet body is full form with distinctive “lobster tail” shape and retains all of its original Model 1872 brass hardware. The original yellow horsehair plume and cords, 1872 front plate displays the applied insignia “C1T”. Interior leather lining and green visor facings also excellent, light printing on the paper label affixed to the dome reads in part “Henry V. Allien Co New York”. This is an outstanding example of the rare Model 1872 Cavalry Dress Helmet of a quality seldom encountered on today’s market. CONDITION:Excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. 4,000 - 6,000 73 - U.S. ARMY MODEL 1872 CAVALRY OFFICER’S DRESS HELMET. 10 - 1/2” x 11”. An untouched example in excellent complete condition. The helmet body is full form with distinctive “lobster tail” shape and retains all of its original Model 1872 brass hardware. The yellow horsehair plume and braided gold cords on this helmet are in excellent condition. Black leather chin strap with cavalry side buttons. CONDITION: Partially detached interior leather lining and green visor facings show little wear. Leather lining retains its original adjustment string. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 4,000 - 6,000 74 - U.S. MODEL 1872 CAVALRY ENLISTED MAN’S DRESS HELMET. 10 - 1/2” x 11”. An untouched example in excellent complete condition. The helmet body is full form with distinctive “lobster tail” shape and retains all of its original Model 1872 brass hardware, yellow horsehair plume and braided yellow wool cords which exhibit fading. CONDITION: Interior leather lining and black painted visor facings are in very good condition showing light wear. The black leather chin strap is secured by two cavalry side buttons. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 4,000 - 6,000

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75 - U.S. ARMY MODEL 1872 7TH CAVALRY OFFICER’S DRESS HELMET. 10 - 1/2” x 11”. The helmet body is full form with distinctive “lobster tail” shape and retains all of its original Model 1872 brass hardware save for one plume base flower rosette, which is missing. The original yellow horsehair plume and braided gold cords on this helmet are in excellent condition. The 1872 front plate displays the applied number “7” and the helmet retains its Cavalry side buttons. CONDITION: The interior leather liner is an accurate replacement as is the visor trim. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 2,000 - 3,000

76 - U.S. ARMY MODEL 1881 “BUFFALO SOLDIERS” 9TH CAVALRY OFFICER’S DRESS HELMET, ACCESSORIES, & CASE. Case:11 - 1/2” x 9” x 15 - 1/2”. Extra quality throughout with gold plated metal components. Deluxe eagle plate with applique crossed sabers surmounted with a shield is affixed to the front of the helmet. A large silver “9” is attached to the center of shield. All components are as prescribed for the Model 1881 dress helmet and are original to the helmet. Black cloth covered pressed felt body is perfect. Brown leather sweatband and beige helmet lining of either silk or satin material. Original officer grade chin chain, crown plate, gilded chest cords, plume holder and yellow yak hair plume are present. Included are a pair of Model 1872 staff officer’s shoulder paddles displaying Lt Col rank insignia, no buttons, reverse cloth replaced and a pair of gilded spurs marked “Maxwell London”, housed within their original velvet lined leather case. Also included is a pay voucher given to Major J.F. Wade, 9th Cavalry in 1874. Helmet enclosed in black japanned carrying case. The 9th Cavalry was one of a few segregated African American regiments, formed in 1866 and later dubbed “Buffalo Soldiers”. The 9th Cavalry was stationed at Fort Riley Kansas in 1881, and transferred to Fort Robinson, Nebraska, in 1885. On November 5, 1887, Company H, of the 9th Cavalry fought at the Battle of Crow Agency during the Crow War, at Crow Agency, Montana. In 1898, the 9th U.S. Cavalry Regiment fought alongside Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders at the battles of Kettle Hill and San Juan Hill. Later, they served as his honor guard during his visit to San Francisco. In 1899 and again in 1904, the 9th Cavalry patrolled Yosemite National Park joining other cavalry and infantry as the first “rangers” of the park system. CONDITION: Helmet shows minor wear to the sweatband and lining, exterior is in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 2,000 - 2,500 77 - U.S. ARMY MODEL 1881 CAVALRY OFFICER’S HELMET. Case:12” x 9” x 15”. Extra quality throughout with gilded metal components. Black wool-covered pressed-cork body has no breakage and all components are as prescribed for the Model 1881 dress helmet. Deluxe eagle plate with applique crossed sabers surmounted with a shield affixed to the front of the helmet. Interior with black leather sweatband, green head and visor linings of either silk or satin material. Head lining is partially detached. Original officer grade chin chains, gold cords, crown plate, plume holder and yellow yak hair plume are present. Helmet enclosed in black japanned carrying case. CONDITION: Helmet is in excellent condition with bright gilded fittings. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 2,000 - 2,500

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78 - LOT OF 2: U.S. MODEL 1881 INDIAN SCOUT & SIGNAL CORPS ENLISTED HELMETS. Each : 10 -1/2” x 10”. Lot contains: A) Pressed black fur felt body with a polished black leather band around the lower edge of the helmet. Brass Indian Scout crossed arrows side buttons, plume holder, and cavalry eagle front plate with German silver crossed arrows, correct red/white horsehair plume. Replaced wool cords and chin strap. Tan leather sweatband with W. H. Horstmann contract stamp. B) Private purchase helmet with black wool-covered pressed cork body with a polished black leather band around the lower edge of the helmet and black leather chin strap. Brass signal corps crossed flags side buttons, plume holder, and eagle front plate with German silver crossed flags, black horsehair plume and black wool cords. Tan leather sweatband, interior body is lined with black polished cotton, Ridabock & Co New York label in the crown. CONDITION: Excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,200 - 1,600

79 - LOT OF 2: US ARMY MODEL 1881 ENLISTED INDIAN SCOUT HELMETS. Each : 11 -1/4” x 10”. Lot contains: A) Pressed black fur felt body with a polished black leather band around the lower edge of the helmet and leather chin strap. Brass Indian Scout crossed arrow side buttons, plume holder, and cavalry eagle front plate with German silver crossed arrows, red and white plume. Tan leather sweatband with W. H. Horstmann contract stamp dated 1899. Excellent condition. B) Pressed black fur felt body with a polished black leather band around the lower edge of the helmet. Brass Indian Scout crossed arrow side buttons, plume holder, and cavalry eagle front plate with German silver crossed arrows, there are extra holes in the front of the eagle plate. Red and white plume with complete red and white cords. Tan leather sweatband with W. H. Horstmann 1897 contract stamp. Excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,200 - 1,600

LOT - 80 80 - LOT OF 5: 1880’S US MILITARY DRESS HELMETS. Largest: 11” x 9” x 14 - 1/4”. Lot contains: (A) Model 1881 Pith/Spike Helmet of white cotton duck over pressed cork, brass infantry eagle front plate and spike. Leather sweatband with a Horstmann contract stamp. Complete with its white leather chin strap. CONDITION: Excellent condition. (B) Model 1881 Pith Helmet of white cotton duck over pressed felt. Front is pierced for a eagle helmet plate - now missing, brass cavalry side buttons. CONDITION: Leather sweatband and green cotton visor facings show minor wear. Helmet body is excellent. (C) Black wool over pressed cork body is excellent, interior leather lining and visor facings show wear. New York National Guard helmet featuring a 9th Infantry front plate, white horsehair plume, infantry side buttons and cloth-backed chain. CONDITION: (D) New York NG helmet of black cloth-covered pressed cork with the additions of Federal hardware including a brass eagle front plate and signal corps side buttons. CONDITION: Very good. (E) 24th Infantry Officer’s Spike Helmet. Black wool over pressed cork body, two-piece eagle/infantry front plate with the numbers “24” on the shield, infantry side buttons, oilcloth-backed chin chain. Interior with wide leather and red silk sweatband and “Henry Allien & Co New York” crown label. Helmet is housed within its Japanned tin container which contains a few extra brass helmet fittings. CONDITION: Interior shows wear to the sweatband, exterior in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 1,200 - 1,600

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81 - U.S. ARMY MODEL 1881 2ND ARTILLERY OFFICER’S DRESS HELMET. 10 - 1/2” x 11”. Extra quality throughout with gilded metal components and black cloth-covered pressed-cork body in excellent condition. Deluxe eagle plate with applique crossed cannons surmounted with a shield affixed to the front of the helmet. A large silvered “2” is attached to the center of shield. All components are as prescribed for the Model 1881 dress helmet. Brown leather sweatband, white silk helmet lining which is impressed in gold lettering “The Warnock Uniform Co 19 & 21 West 31st St New York”, green cloth visor linings. CONDITION: Excellent. Original officer grade chinstrap, crown plate, plume holder and red yak hair plume are intact. Complete with gilt metallic chest cords and waffles. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 1,200 - 1,600 82 - U.S. ARMY MODEL 1881 2ND INFANTRY OFFICERS DRESS HELMET. Case: 11 - 1/2” x 14 - 1/2”. Extra quality throughout with gilded metal components. Deluxe eagle plate with applique crossed rifles surmounted with a shield affixed to the front of the helmet. A silvered “2” is attached to the center of shield. All components are as prescribed for the model 1881. Leather adjustable sweatband, beige/ white helmet lining is either a silk or satin material. Inside and on the crown of the helmet embossed in gold “Ridabock & Co/ Formerly/ Baker & McKenney/ New York”. Gold helmet cord and waffles are of a high quality. Original officer grade leather-backed chin chain, crown plate, plume holder and white yak hair plume. Helmet enclosed in black japanned carrying case. CONDITION: Very good. Helmet shows minor wear and dulling to some gilded components. In the 1880’s the 2nd U.S. Infantry regiment was in Washington, Oregon and Idaho Territory campaigning against the Nez Perce. In 1886, it moved to Fort Omaha, Nebraska to help fight the Sioux and was on the Pine Ridge Reservation on 29 December 1890 when the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 1,200 - 1,600

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83 - U.S. MODEL 1881 SIGNAL CORPS OFFICER’S DRESS HELMET. Case:13” x 8” x 13 - 1/2”. Black wool-covered pressed-cork body has no breakage and all components are as prescribed for the Model 1881 dress helmet. Deluxe eagle plate with applique crossed signal flags surmounted with a shield affixed to the front of the helmet. Interior with brown leather sweatband and red cotton lining. Gold cords, leather backed chin chains and orange horse hair plume are present. Included is the original spike, both spike and plume holder are of the twist-off variety. Helmet enclosed in black painted metal carrying case with ill fitting lid. CONDITION: Helmet is in very good condition showing minor wear and toned fittings. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 1,200 - 1,600

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84 - U.S. ARMY MODEL 1881 7TH CAVALRY OFFICERS DRESS HELMET. Case:11” x 8” x 12 - 1/2”. Black wool-covered pressed-cork body has no breakage and all components are as prescribed for the Model 1881 dress helmet. Deluxe eagle plate with applique crossed sabers surmounted with a shield affixed to the front of the helmet. A large silvered “7” is attached to the center of shield. Interior with white leather sweatband, quilted white helmet lining of either silk or satin material. Original officer grade chin chains, gold cords, crown plate, plume holder and yellow yak hair plume are present. Helmet enclosed in black japanned carrying case stenciled on the lid “Ridabock & Co/ Formerly Baker & McKenney/ 141 Grand St/ New York”. CONDITION: Helmet is in very good condition with some dulling to the metal components. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 1,200 - 1,800

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LOT - 87 85 - U.S. ARMY MODEL 1881 2ND ARTILLERY OFFICER’S DRESS HELMET. Case:11” x 8 - 1/4” x 13 - 1/2”. Extra quality throughout with gilded metal components and black cloth covered pressed cork body in excellent condition. Deluxe eagle plate with applique crossed cannons surmounted with a shield affixed to the front of the helmet. A large silvered “2” is attached to the center of shield. All components are as prescribed for the model 1881 dress helmet. Brown leather sweatband, red silk helmet lining which is impressed in gold lettering “Bent & Bush Boston”. Housed in its original japanned metal case, the front of which is lightly stenciled “B.K.R.” Identified to Benjamin Kearney Roberts who served as a Major with the 2nd U.S. Artillery from October 17, 1899 to February 2, 1901. CONDITION: Excellent. Original officer grade chinstrap, crown plate, plume holder and red yak hair plume are intact. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 1,200 - 1,600 86 - U.S. ARMY MODEL 1881 2ND CAVALRY OFFICER’S DRESS HELMET. 10” x 11”. Gilded metal components and black cloth-covered pressed-cork body in excellent condition. Deluxe eagle plate with applique crossed sabers surmounted with a shield affixed to the front of the helmet. A large silvered “2” is attached to the center of shield, cavalry side buttons. All components are as prescribed for the Model 1881 dress helmet. Brown leather sweatband, red silk lining embossed in gold “Horstmann Bros & Co Philadelphia”, green cloth visor linings. CONDITION: Excellent. Original officer grade chinstrap, crown plate, plume holder and yellow yak hair plume are intact. Leather and velvet chain backing is partially detached and shows wear. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 1,200 - 1,600 87 - LOT OF 3: US ARMY MODEL 1881 MUSICIANS DRESS HELMET & MODEL 1872 STYLE HELMETS. Each: 12” x 11”. Lot contains: (A) U.S. Army Model 1881 Musician Dress Helmet, black pressed felt body with eagle front plate with crossed rifles and musician lyre, infantry side buttons. White wool cords and white horse hair plume, thin leather chin strap. Interior leather sweatband very good with minor wear. (B) Model 1872 style artillery enlisted helmet with beaver skin body and six tongue leather liner. Model 1872 eagle front plate, cruciform base and spike and red horsehair plume. Artillery side buttons, red wool helmet and chest cords. While not Federal issue, it certainly may be a state issue helmet and does not appear to have been mounted with any other hardware. (C) Model 1881 New York National Guard pressed cork helmet which has been mounted with a Federal Model 1872 eagle plate and non-regulation plume holder and base. From the Ray Bentley Collection. Very good 1,200 - 1,800

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88 - U.S. ARMY MODEL 1872 6TH CAVALRY OFFICER’S DRESS HELMET WITH MODEL 1881 ALTERATIONS. 10 - 1/2” x 11”. In 1881 when a somewhat different pattern of dress helmet was adopted for the whole army, all of the Model 1872 dress helmets were ordered shipped to the Philadelphia Depot where they were turned over to Horstmann & Bros who cut them down to conform to the new regulations. They were then reissued. This example is in untouched condition as altered in 1881, with the visors cut down, reshaped and with replacement edging. The helmet retains its Model 1872 brass hardware, yellow horsehair plume and braided gold cords. The eagle front plate displays a German silver number “6” on its shield. The black leather chin strap is secured by two cavalry side buttons. CONDITION: Excellent. Interior leather lining and green visor facings are in very good condition showing light wear but the sweatband is partially detached, a paper label affixed to the dome reads “Horstmann Bros & Co Philadelphia Military Furnishers”, another paper label reflecting the alterations reads “ Horstmann & Bros Philadelphia Contractors Remodeled 1881”. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 1,000 - 2,000 89 - NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD MODEL 1872 ARTILLERY ENLISTEDMAN’S DRESS HELMET. 10 - 1/2” x 11”. The helmet is identical to the Federal regulation helmet save for the side buttons which display the New York seal. The helmet body is full form with distinctive “lobster tail” shape and retains all of its original Model 1872 brass hardware. CONDITION: The felt body exhibits very well executed repairs to the dome with reinforcements on the interior. The original red horsehair plume and braided red wool cords on this helmet are in excellent condition and helmet retains its original leather chin strap. The interior leather liner is an accurate replacement, original dark green visor facings show minor wear. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 1,000 - 2,000 90 - MODEL 1881 INFANTRY MILITIA OFFICER’S DRESS HELMET. 11” x 11”. Fine quality throughout with gilded metal components and black cloth-covered pressed-cork body in excellent condition. Deluxe eagle plate with applique crossed rifles surmounted with a shield affixed to the front of the helmet. Silvered letters “FLI” are attached to the center of shield. All components are as prescribed for the Model 1881 dress helmet. Brown leather sweatband, white silk helmet lining. Original officer grade chinstrap, crown plate, plume holder, white yak hair plume and gilt cords are intact. CONDITION: Helmet is in overall excellent condition with bright gilt and showing minor wear only. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200 91 - U.S. MODEL 1872 CAVALRY OFFICER’S DRESS HELMET. 11” x 11”. An untouched example in excellent complete condition. The helmet body is full form with distinctive “lobster tail” shape and retains all of its original Model 1872 brass hardware. The original yellow horsehair plume and braided gold cords on this helmet are in excellent condition, 1872 eagle front plate. A paper label affixed to the dome reads. “From Baker & McKenney Military Goods 141 Grand Street New York”. CONDITION: Interior leather lining and green visor facings are in very good condition showing light wear. The black leather chin strap, secured by two cavalry side buttons, retains its brass buckle but is missing its leather adjustment loop. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 4,000 - 6,000 38

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92 - NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD MODEL 1881 OFFICER’S DRESS HELMET. 11” x 11”. Black wool-covered pressed-cork body has no breakage and all components are as prescribed for the Model 1881 dress helmet. Fine quality gold bullion New York crest within wreath, affixed to the front of the helmet. Interior with wide brown leather sweatband, white silk helmet lining, crown gold embossed “Henry V. Allien & Co New York”. Original officer’s gold cords, crown plate, plume holder and white yak hair plume are present as are the New York National Guard side buttons. CONDITION: Helmet is in excellent condition, metal components retain most of their original gilt finish with some toning to the insignia and cords. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200

93 - U.S. ARMY MODEL 1881 6TH INFANTRY OFFICER’S DRESS HELMET. 10” x 11”. Extra quality throughout with gilded metal components and black cloth-covered pressed-cork body in excellent condition. Deluxe eagle plate with applique crossed rifles surmounted with a shield affixed to the front of the helmet. A large silvered “6” is attached to the center of shield. All components are as prescribed for the Model 1881 dress helmet. Brown leather sweatband, red silk helmet lining which is impressed in gold lettering “Bent & Bush Boston”. CONDITION: Excellent. Original officer grade chinstrap, crown plate, plume holder and white yak hair plume are intact. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200

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94 - LARGE LOT OF ASSORTED MODEL 1881 HELMET CORDS & PLUMES. Largest : 19” x 2 -1/2”. Lot contains: U.S. Model 1881 helmet parts: A) M1881 Indian Scout horsehair plume. B) Two M1881 Cavalry enlisted horsehair plumes. C) M1881 infantry officer’s black yak hair plume. D) M1881 Cavalry enlisted helmet braided cords. E) Braided gold cord fourragere, housed in a Japanned tin box. F) Seven gold chest cords for M1881 officer’s helmet. G) Feather Shako plume. H) Two 1902 artillery tunic chest cords. I) M1881 Cavalry enlisted helmet cords. J) Cavalry campaign hat cord. K) Officer’s campaign hat cord in poor condition. L) Six M1881 helmet chains, some missing leather backings. M) Miscellaneous reproduction M1881 helmet cords. CONDITION: Unless noted, all are in very good or better condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

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95 - LOT OF 2: U.S. ARMY MODEL 1881 ENLISTED CAVALRY & ARTILLERY HELMETS. Each : 11” x 10 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) Pressed black fur felt body with a polished black leather band around the lower edge of the helmet. Brass artillery side buttons, plume holder, and 6th Artillery eagle front plate, red horsehair plume and wool cords. Tan leather sweatband with W. H. Horstmann contract stamp dated 1899. B) Pressed black fur felt body with a polished black leather band around the lower edge of the helmet and black leather chin strap. Brass cavalry side buttons, plume holder, and cavalry eagle front plate, yellow horsehair plume and complete cords. Tan leather sweatband with W. H. Horstmann contract stamp dated 1899. CONDITION: Both are in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

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96 - LOT OF 3: US ARMY MODEL 1881 ENLISTED CAVALRY & ARTILLERY HELMETS. Each : 11 -1/4” x 10 -1/4”. Lot contains: A) Pressed black fur felt body with a polished black leather band around the lower edge of the helmet. Brass artillery side buttons, plume holder, and artillery eagle front plate, red horsehair plume. Tan leather sweatband with W. H. Horstmann 1899 contract stamp. B) Pressed black fur felt body with a polished black leather band around the lower edge of the helmet. Brass cavalry side buttons, plume holder, and cavalry eagle front plate, no plume. Tan leather sweatband with W. H. Horstmann contract stamp. C) Pressed black fur felt body with a polished black leather band around the lower edge of the helmet and black leather chin strap. Brass cavalry side buttons, plume holder, and cavalry eagle front plate, yellow horsehair plume. Tan leather sweatband with W. H. Horstmann contract stamp dated 1902. CONDITION: Both are in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200 97 - LOT OF 2: U.S. MODEL 1881 OFFICERS DRESS HELMETS. Largest : 11” x 11 -1/4”. Lot contains: A) 1st Cavalry officers helmet with black wool-covered cork body with two-piece brass eagle front plate displaying the German silver number “1” on the shield, and Cavalry side buttons. The metal fittings retain much of their original fire-gilt finish. The helmet exhibits gold knotted cords at the front and back and a yellow yak hair plume extends from the spike. The interior is lined with white silk with a tan leather sweatband. CONDITION: The front visor exhibits areas of breakage, silk lining shows areas of minor wear, the remainder of the body is solid. B) 17th Infantry officers helmet with black wool-covered cork body with two-piece brass eagle front plate displaying the German silver numbers “17” on the shield, interlocking brass chain, and infantry side buttons. All components are as prescribed for the model 1881 and are original to the helmet. The interior is partially lined with black and white striped silk, produced without a leather sweatband. CONDITION: Very good condition showing consistent wear but no damage, interior silk exhibits areas of wear. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200 98 - LOT OF 2: U.S. ARMY MODEL 1881 ENLISTED SIGNAL CORPS HELMETS. Each : 10 -1/4” x 11”. Lot contains: A) Pressed black fur felt body with a polished black leather band around the lower edge of the helmet and leather chin strap. Brass signal corps crossed flags side buttons, plume holder, and eagle front plate with German silver crossed flags, orange horsehair plume, orange cords with tan leather sweatband. Crown displays a Raymond & Whitlock New York Contract label dated 1883. CONDITION: Excellent condition. Cords are missing their tassels. B) Pressed black fur felt body with a polished black leather band around the lower edge of the helmet and leather chin strap. Brass signal corps crossed flags side buttons, plume holder, and eagle front plate with German silver crossed flags, orange horsehair plume, complete orange wool cords and tan leather sweatband. CONDITION: Very good, sweatband displays wear and a few rips. The felt body shows breaks at the spike base. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

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99 - LOT OF 2: U.S. MODEL 1881 OFFICERS HELMETS. Each : 12 -1/2” x 6 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) 2nd Artillery Officer’s Dress Helmet. Black wool-covered cork body with two-piece brass eagle front plate displaying the German silver number “2” on the shield, artillery side buttons. The helmet exhibits gold knotted cords at the front and back and a red yak hair plume extends from the spike. Tan leather sweatband shows minor staining. CONDITION: Excellent condition with metal components displaying most of their original gilt finish. B) 7th Cavalry Officer’s Dress Helmet. The black wool-covered cork body exhibits areas of breakage and extra holes behind the front plate. The helmet displays a Model 1872 cavalry front plate, yellow yak hair plume, gold knotted cords and cavalry side buttons. CONDITION: The pin holding the plume holder/spike is a modern replacement. Helmet has been assembled using a New York NG enlisted helmet and a mix of original enlisted and officers components. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200 100 - LOT OF 2: U.S. ARMY MODEL 1881 ARTILLERY ELECTRICIAN & HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT ENLISTED DRESS HELMETS. Each: 11” x 7” x 11”. Lot contains: (A) Pressed black fur felt body with a polished black leather band around the lower edge of the helmet. Brass eagle/artillery front plate with electrician lightning bolts, brass spike and electrician side buttons. Tan leather sweatband with W. H. Horstmann 1897 contract stamp. (B) Pressed black fur felt body with black felt band around the lower edge of the helmet. Brass two-piece eagle with German silver caduceus, brass spike and hospital department side buttons. Tan leather sweatband with W. H. Horstmann contract stamp and crown with a “Bent & Bush Boston” label. CONDITION: Both are excellent. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200

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101 - U.S. ARMY MODEL 1881 1ST CAVALRY OFFICER’S DRESS HELMET. 10 - 1/2” x 11”. Gilded metal components and black cloth-covered pressed-cork body in excellent condition. Deluxe eagle plate with applique crossed sabers surmounted with a shield affixed to the front of the helmet. A large silvered “1” is attached to the center of shield, cavalry side buttons. All components are as prescribed for the model 1881 dress helmet. Brown leather and red silk sweatband, crown label impressed in gold lettering “Simmons & Co Boston Mass”. CONDITION: Sweatband exhibits rips and is partially detached, visor linings show moderate wear. Original officer grade chinstrap, crown plate, plume holder and white yak hair plume are intact. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200

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102 - RECREATED MODEL 1872 CAVALRY OFFICER’S DRESS HELMET UTILIZING OLD & NEW PARTS. 11 - 1/2” x 13”. A well-executed recreation of a Model 1872 Cavalry officer’s dress helmet utilizing old and new parts. The body, visor facings and leather visor trim are of recent manufacture, the leather sweatband is from an original enlisted Model 1881 dress helmet. The metal fittings appear to be original as do the gold chest cords and yellow yak hair plume. CONDITION: In excellent condition save for the leather sweatband which exhibits wear. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200 103 - LOT OF 2: U.S. ARMY MODEL 1881 SIGNAL CORPS & ARTILLERY ENLISTED DRESS HELMETS. Each: 10 - 1/2” x 11”. Lot contains: (A) Pressed black fur felt body with standard Model 1881 brass fittings consisting of: eagle front plate with applied German silver “8”, signal corps side buttons, plume holder, orange horsehair plume and orange cords. Tan leather sweatband with Horstmann Bros. & Co. maker’s stamp under the sweatband. CONDITION: Leather sweatband and visor trim show wear with some losses to the visor trim. (B) Pressed black fur felt body with standard Model 1881 brass fittings consisting of: eagle front plate displaying crossed cannons, artillery side buttons, plume holder, red horsehair plume and red cords. Not fitted for cord rings, cords are held fast under plume base. CONDITION: Excellent. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200

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104 - U.S. ARMY MODEL 1881 18TH INFANTRY OFFICER’S DRESS HELMET WITH METAL CASE. Case:16” x 12” x 12”. Fine quality throughout with gilded metal components and black cloth-covered pressed-cork body in excellent condition. Deluxe eagle plate with applique crossed rifles surmounted with a shield affixed to the front of the helmet. Large silvered numbers “18” are attached to the center of shield. All components are as prescribed for the model 1881 dress helmet. Brown leather sweatband, red polished cotton helmet lining. Contained within a japanned metal case, not designed for a helmet. CONDITION: Excellent, original officer grade, chin chains, crown plate, plume holder, white yak hair plume and gilt cords are intact. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200 105 - LOT OF 2: U.S. ARMY MODEL 1881 ENLISTED CAVALRY HELMETS. Each : 11” x 10 -1/4”. Lot contains: A) Pressed black fur felt body with a polished black leather band around the lower edge of the helmet. Brass cavalry side buttons, plume holder, and cavalry eagle front plate. Yellow horsehair plume and complete yellow cords, missing upper cord rings. Tan leather sweatband with Wm H. Horstmann Bros 1902 contract stamp. CONDITION: Excellent. B) Pressed black fur felt body with a polished black leather band around the lower edge of the helmet. Brass cavalry side buttons, plume holder, and 7th Cavalry eagle front plate, replaced adjustable chin strap. Yellow horsehair plume and complete yellow cords. Tan leather sweatband with light contractors stamp. CONDITION: Brass vent ring and large interior spike plate are missing making the spike base and plume holder loose. From the Ray Bentley collection. (Very Good). 600 - 800

106 - INDIAN WARS PERIOD NON-REGULATION OFFICER’S DRESS HELMET. 11” x 16”. Black cloth-covered pressed-cork Model 1881 style body featuring nickel plated Model 1872 fittings consisting of: eagle front plate with two gilt stars mounted on the shield, cruciform base, plume holder and acanthus leaf motif side buttons. The black cloth band is trimmed with silver cords, twisted gold cords adorn the front and back, white feather plume. The interior silk crown lining backed with foam rubber, leather sweatband embossed in gold “Nelson Miles”. CONDITION: The helmet exhibits wear to the exterior black wool and the interior crown lining. While the body and some of the hardware are, although not typical, from the late 19th century, we are of the opinion that the parts have been assembled and the name added post period. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 400 - 600

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107 - WWI GERMAN MODEL 1916 CAMOUFLAGE HELMET & ARMOR BROW PLATE. 9 - 1/4” x 11 - 1/4” x 7 - 1/2”. Model 1916 German Army combat helmet, marked on the interior as “ET64”, indicating a size 64 shell manufactured by Eisenhuttenwerke in Thale. The helmet has its original supple leather liner and worn chin strap. The exterior camouflage paint is approximately 80% intact. The front of the helmet carries the “Stirnpanzer” armor brown plate that was introduced in 1917 and was associated with snipers, machine gunners, and others whose duties in the front lines required exposure of the head. CONDITION: Very good. The camouflage paint on the armor plate is approximately 90% intact but has darkened with age. The plate is complete with its original leather strap. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 1,500 - 2,500 108 - USMC MODEL 1892 SPIKE HELMET. 10” x 11”. Pressed fur felt helmet featuring a large gilded USMC Eagle, Globe and Anchor insignia affixed by screw post. No other holes are present on the front of the body. Helmet displays Marine Corps side buttons, correct cruciform spike base and chainlink chin strap which has a worn leather backing. Interior leather sweatband does not display a contract stamp. CONDITION: Excellent. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200

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109 - GERMAN WWI CAMOUFLAGE M17 HELMET. Imperial German World War I M17 camouflage helmet in overall very good condition. Helmet is marked “AL64”, and retains 60-70% of the original era camouflage paint. Camouflage colors are the standard World War I colors of light yellow brown, medium brown, and green, with each color being bordered in black. Worn areas have a nice even patina. The interior retains approximately 50% of its Feldgrau paint, with the remainder of the surface being patina and freckling. Liner band and pads are original to the helmet, but two aluminum eyelets were added to each of the three pad assemblies. These WWI German helmets are getting tough to find. 500 - 800 110 - WWI USMC 3D BN 5TH MARINES PAINTED HELMET WITH EGA. 12 - 1/4” x 5” M1917 steel “doughboy” helmet with painted 2nd Division Indian head motif on a blue-green square that represents the 3d Bn, 5th Marines. Helmet retains original oilcloth liner, and a period correct bronze enlisted P1914 EGA device affixed in a punched hole. Very old rusty nut holds EGA in place. CONDITION: Very good, missing chinstrap. 600 - 800

LOT - 111 111 - LOT OF 3: USMC MODEL 1917 COMBAT HELMET & 2 WWII SUN HELMETS. Lot contains: (A) U.S. Model 1917 combat helmet, the front exhibiting a USMC cap emblem, punched hole. CONDITION: Exterior is dirty and displays moderate wear. Interior liner is complete and also shows moderate wear. (B) U.S. pressed fiber sun helmet, interior dated 1944. Front displays a World War II USMC cap emblem. CONDITION: Very good. (C) World War II U.S. pressed fiber sun helmet, officers cap device on the front. Visor inked “Capt R.W. Hall/ Air Corps A. U.S.”. CONDITION: Exhibits staining and wear. 500 - 700

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112 - GENERAL DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER’S FOUR STAR GENERAL’S HELMET. 11” x 9 - 1/2” x 8 - 1/2”. Perhaps one of the most significant World War II relics to ever come to the auction block is General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s World War II four-star general’s helmet, well-used, with outstanding provenance. This M-1 front-seam, fixed bale, steel helmet bears the original dark green cork infused finish. At the front of the helmet appear four white painted stars, each 3/4” tall. The chin straps and (replacement) liner are present, Near the end of the Allied campaign in North Africa, Eisenhower received his fourth star (and, presumably, this helmet), and on Dec. 20, 1944, he was promoted to General of the Army, thus gaining his fifth star. At that time, this helmet became obsolete, and then or soon after was given by Eisenhower to his chief aide, Col. Ernest “Tex” Lee who brought it home with him at war’s end. From the estate of the recipient, Col. Ernest “Tex” Lee, who served throughout the war as Eisenhower’s Executive Officer and Aide de Camp. Lee joined Ike in June, 1941 and assisted in the planning of the invasions at Normandy, Sicily and the ultimate defeat of Germany. Accompanied by a Notarized letter from Lee’s son stating that Col. Lee had related to his family that he had obtained this helmet directly from Eisenhower during the European war and that it has remained in the family since that time. Undoubtedly Ike wore this helmet at the front and on inspections during the campaigns in North Africa, Sicily, Normandy, and on the drive across France and the Low Countries. Helmet was sold at Alexander Auctions on June 3, 2010 for $40,000. CONDITION: Finish has typical oxidation and a few chips, entirely consistent with use. From the Ray Bentley collection. 10,000 - 25,000

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113 - U.S. NAVY MARK V DIVING HELMET DATED 7-6-43. 18” x 21” x 15”. United States Navy World War II Mark V brass and copper dive helmet. Oval plaque to front reads “US Navy Diving Helmet Mark V, Diving Equipment and Salvage Corp. Milwaukee, Wis/ No 481 Mod 1,/ Date 7-6-43”. Approximately 19-1/2” high, 13” wide and 16-1/2” deep (at deepest point). Copper body with tinned finish, “US” and anchor mark at the front. CONDITION: Helmet is in very good condition showing moderate service wear but no damage. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 2,000 - 3,000

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LOT - 114 114 - LARGE LOT OF U.S. M1 HELMETS OF VARIOUS AGES. Largest: 11 - 1/4” x 7 - 1/2” Lot contains: M1 helmets of various conditions and ages. (A) Front seam, swivel bale helmet with net. Unmarked liner. CONDITION: Near mint. (B) Front seam, swivel bale helmet with USMC camo cover - EG&A stenciled on its face, Firestone liner. CONDITION: Excellent. (C) Rear seam swivel bale helmet, painted blue with “BB-62” stenciled on the front. Capac liner. CONDITION: Very good. (D) Front seam, fixed bale helmet, Majors rank insignia applied to the front. Westinghouse liner. CONDITION: Very good. (E) Front seam, swivel bale helmet, with modern USN medic motif. Capac liner. CONDITION: Very good. (F) Vietnam War helmet with camo cover inked “Elsa” and “Angela”. CONDITION: Cover worn through along the edges. (G) Front seam, swivel bale helmet. Westinghouse liner. CONDITION: Good. (H) Front seam swivel bale helmet, modern painted insignia on the face and applied General’s stars. Westinghouse liner. CONDITION: Very good. (I) Front seam, fixed bale helmet. CONDITION: Very good. (J) Front seam, swivel bale helmet, medic paint. Firestone liner. CONDITION: Liner is poor, helmet very good. (K) Helmet liner with four stars applied to the front. CONDITION: Good. (L) Post Vietnam War, rear seam, swivel bale helmet . CONDITION: Very good. (M) U.S. M3 flak helmet with modern AAF motif paintings on the shell. CONDITION:, Very good. (N) British World War II helmet with illegible date. CONDITION: Very good. (O) M1 liner altered for use as a toy. CONDITION: Poor to near mint. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 115 115 - LOT OF U.S. NAVY BLUE ANGLES FLIGHT HELMET, AUTOGRAPHS & MEMORABILIA. Largest : 11 -1/2” x 10 -1/2”. Lot contains: Flight helmet maker marked “Flight Suits Ltd El Cajon, Calif”, unused condition. Visor for flight helmet. CRU 79/P oxygen mask in unused condition. Group of original photographs of Blue Angels aircraft in flight. Autographed photograph of Blue Angels team dated 1963. 1972 Blue Angels promotion booklet signed by team members. 1973, 1996 and 2001 promotion booklets: 1999 Blue Angels Maneuvers Manual detailing flight maneuvers for that years demonstration flights. Blue Angels squadron patches. Three Blue Angels commemorative mugs and Blue Angels ball cap. All in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

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116 - GROUP OF USAF THUNDERBIRDS HELMETS, FLIGHT SUIT & MEMORABILIA. Largest : 10 -1/2” x 9 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) Thunderbirds flight helmet used by member Bill Curtis, the visor marked “3 Bill” USAF and with the Thunderbirds insignia on the rear, maker tag reads “Flight Suits Ltd El Cajon CA”. Attached is a CRU 80/P oxygen mask, tape on the face mask reads “No3”, “Curtis”. B) Flight suit with Thunderbirds patch on left breast and “3 Bill Curtis Slot” on right breast. C) Thunderbirds flight helmet, the visor marked “5 Scottie”, USAF and the Thunderbirds insignia in the back, maker tag reads “Gibson & Barnes El Cajon CA”. Attached is a CRU 80/P oxygen mask. D) Autographed 2004 Thunderbirds booklet. E) 1966 Thunderbirds booklet, the interior photographs signed by seven members. F) 2003 Souvenir booklet. G) Miscellaneous press photos, and various Thunderbirds patches including “F-100 Super Saber” patch with an 8” diameter. CONDITION: All in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 117 117 - LOT OF 2: M1 HELMET WORN BY GENERAL WILLIAM HOGE & USAF VISOR CAP OF GENERAL LEW ALLEN, JR. Largest : 10 -1/4” x 10”. Lot contains: A) Rear seam, swivel bale helmet with four stars attached to the front and a Westinghouse liner with a 1952 dated sweatband. Identified to General William M. Hoge who commanded the IX Corps during the Korean War. General Hoge served in the U.S. Army from 1912-1955, receiving the DSC for heroic action under fire as a battalion commander in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. During World War II, he directed the construction of the Alaska Highway, commanded the Provisional Engineer Special Brigade Group in the assault on Omaha Beach and by war’s end, Hoge commanded the 4th Armored Division. CONDITION: Helmet is in excellent condition. B) USAF Chief of Staff blue service cap with a partial interior label which reads “GENERAL LEW ALLEN, JR/ CHIEF OF STAFF/ UNITED STATES AIR FORCE”. Interior displays a maker’s label from “Luxenburg New York”. The caps band and visor feature sets of silver embroidered clouds with lightning bolts, designating the wearer as the USAF Chief of Staff. General Lew Allen Jr. was the tenth chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and served from 1946-1982. CONDITION: The cap shows minor wear but remains in very good condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

118 - LOT OF 4: USAF FLIGHT HELMETS & JOYSTICKS. Each : 8” x 11”. Lot contains: A) USAF Type P-4A flight helmet with complete interior assembly. CONDITION: Very good condition, the exterior with scattered minor scuffs. B) USAF Flight Helmet the exterior personalized with top hats and the name “Wizard”. Attached is a AM-7067A/A oxygen mask. CONDITION: Both in excellent condition. C) Two USAF pilots joysticks. CONDITION: Both in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 600 - 900 LOT - 118 46

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119 - GERMAN WWII HEER M18 TRANSITIONAL HELMET. Uncommon Model 1918 transitional single decal helmet in overall excellent condition. Shell retains more than 90% of its original rough paint and appears to be marked “SI62”. The crown has most of the wear. Heer decal is in excellent condition and appears to be a “Huber-Jordan”. Liner band is steel and the untouched liner are excellent. Liner retains its original drawstring and the liner is size marked, and it appears to be a “54”. Chinstrap is present and is slightly dry. A very nice example of a desirable M18 transitional helmet. 600 - 900 120 - WWII AMERICAN SUN HELMET WORN BY MAJOR GENERAL SANDERFORD JARMAN. 13 -1/2” x 12”. Standard World War II period U.S. military issue sun helmet with an officer’s visor cap device added to the front. The interior crown features a 3” by 4” leather patch, on which is embossed “To Bill Travers,/ A Good Friend/ From Major General/ Sanderford Jarman/ 1945”. A shirt-sized major general’s insignia is pinned in the center of the patch. CONDITION: Helmet is in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 400 - 600

121 - BRITISH VICTORIAN ROYAL HORSE GUARDS OFFICER MODEL 1842 HELMET. Larger:12” x 19”. Silver-plated steel helmet of the Household Cavalry with gilt trimmings of acanthus leaf scrolls on both front and rear visor. Front plate with Queen Victoria’s crown above a silver Garter star mounted with the oval gilt Garter pierced with Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense enameled in translucent blue. Within the Garter, a cross in red translucent glass enamel, with all the components mounted on a rococo shield bordered with laurel leaves and oak leaves. Atop the helmet is a gilt foliated socket and base to hold a horsehair plume and plume rod. The red plume falls to the length of 18” and has a gilded rosette top piece of regimental pattern. Rosette ear bosses are of the same pattern as the plume top rosette, and fasten interlocking, equal width, brass rings on a continuous chinstrap, lined in leather. The interior has a leather sweatband and drawstring cloth liner. Visors are lined with leather. The helmets of this 1st and 2nd Lifeguards and those of the Royal Horseguards, of this pattern, differed only in the color of the horsehair plume...white for the Lifeguards. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 4,000 - 6,000

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122 - IDENTIFIED BRITISH VICTORIAN 1ST LIFEGUARDS HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY OFFICER’S HELMET. Case: 12 - 1/2” x 9” x 14 - 1/2”. The body is silver plated and decorated with a gilt brass laurel and oak leaf design. Gilt rose pattern ear bosses, support a gilt brass leather backed chin chain, hook on right chin chain boss is missing. At the front is the helmet plate of a half laurel and half oak leaf wreath surrounding the collar of the Order of the Garter and surmounted by a Queen’s crown. Mounted to center is a cut silver star of the Order of the Garter. The gilt pierced Garter is set onto a blue enameled ground, to the center is the Cross of St. George in red enamel. At the top of the helmet is a gilt acanthus leaves plume holder atop a base supporting a white horse hair plume. Housed in its original black painted metal case with brass makers tag reading “Hawkes & Co/ 14/ Piccadilly/ London” and brass plate reading “Viscount Dupplin/ 1st Life Guards”. Included is research material relating to George Viscount Dupplin who served with the 1st Life Guards from 1844-1856. CONDITION: Very good. The interior of the helmet displays a white cotton bag type liner in very good condition. While the helmets body displays a number of small minor dents, the gilt fittings remain in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 3,000 - 4,000

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123 - BRITISH VICTORIAN GENTLEMAN AT ARMS OFFICER PATTERN 1870 HELMET. Case: 20 - 1/4” x 18 - 1/4” x 28 - 1/4”. Gilt metal helmet of the bodyguard nearest to the King or Queen of England from the reign of Queen Victoria. Gilted brass shell heavily adorned with acanthus leaf scrolling to front, sides and rear, finished with fire-gilded gold plating. The helmet plate consists of the Queen’s crown over a badge of the Royal Order of the Garter with the motto “Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense” on a silver star bordered on the sides with oak leaves and acorns. Atop the helmet, a plume holder with a leaf base and brass rod plume pin to which are fastened swan feathers. The rosettes of large lion heads fasten chinscales with a four-fingered, diminishing width, terminating at the fastening ends with lion paws. Accompanying the helmet is a ERII Household Cavalry officer’s helmet plate in excellent condition. Also accompanying the helmet is a finely constructed showcase which measures 14-3/4” by 17” by 28” tall. It is the buyer’s prerogative to have this showcase shipped with the helmet. The Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms was given the title by King William IV in 1834, but were founded in 1509 by Henry VIII, originally as a mounted corps. Consisting of five titular officers and 27 gentlemen, it is their duty to attend the sovereign at most state occasions. Members of the corps are distinguished retired military officers, some of whom were wearer’s of the Victoria Cross, Britain’s highest military decoration for heroism in combat. CONDITION: Excellent. Helmet has one chinscale detached. Partial leather interior lining, visor undersides lined with leather. Helmet exhibits most of its original fire gilt finish and is without dents or damage. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 2,000 - 3,000

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124 - LOT OF 2: BRITISH ROYAL ARTILLERY & LONDON ARTILLERY VOLUNTEERS OFFICERS HELMETS. Each : 12” x 14 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) Royal Artillery Home Service Pattern Blue Cloth Helmet with gilt King’s crown general service helmet plate, gilt ball quadrant and chin chain with rose side ornaments. Green cloth and cream leather and red silk interior. The interior crown displays a red Morocco panel on which is embossed “George Downie 49, Clayton St East Newcastle-On-Tyne”, inked on the sweatband “J.P. Paynton”. Housed in its original Japanned tin case. CONDITION: Helmet is in excellent condition showing minor wear. Case shows moderate wear. B) London Artillery Volunteers Officer’s Home Service Pattern, Blue Cloth Helmet with Ball Top Mount and silver plated fittings including metal cross piece, ball top and rose bosses supporting chin chain. The front of the helmet bears the silver plated London Artillery Volunteers Helmet Plate with Kings Crown, Royal Arms with scroll below over an artillery piece resting on a scroll. The helmet is complete with leather sweatband and stitched panel lining. Housed in its original Japanned tin case with a damaged brass plate which reads “Capt Geo Adams London Artillery”. CONDITION: Helmet is in very good condition. Case shows moderate wear. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,200 - 1,500 125 - LOT OF 2: BRITISH ARMY MEDICAL CORPS & CHESHIRE REGIMENT HELMETS. Largest : 12” x 11 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) Royal Army Medical Corps Home Service Pattern Blue Cloth Helmet with gilt Kings crown general service helmet plate, gilt ball quadrant and chin chain with rose side ornaments. Green cloth, cream leather and red silk interior. CONDITION: Excellent showing almost no wear. B) The Cheshire Regiment Victorian White Spike Helmet with Queen’s crown helmet plate. Green cloth, cream leather and red silk interior showing fading and moderate wear. Cloth covered pressed cork body. CONDITION: Interior showing fading and moderate wear. Body in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,200 - 1,500

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LOT - 126 126 - ENGLISH CROMWELLIAN PERIOD LOBSTER TAIL HELMET. The classic helmet, worn by both Cromwell’s and Charles I’s troops during the English civil war. This pot helm is an excellent example of the type. The blacken iron skull is formed with one piece and six ridges. Helmet retains both of its original ear flaps, where most do not. Neck defense of four articulated lames. Rim with rolled edge. CONDITION: Screw for nasal is present but nasal is missing. A very fine condition helmet, retains much of the original leather inside. One of the best of these that has been offered in years. 1,200 - 1,800

127 - LOT OF 2: BRITISH HOME SERVICE ROYAL ARTILLERY & CHESHIRE REGIMENT HELMETS. Each: 7” x 10” x 11”. Lot contains: A) British Royal Artillery Regiment Home Service Helmet. Dark blue cloth over cork with gilded chinstrap bosses, chinchains, ball top and trim. The Kings crown helmet plate of the Royal Artillery Regiment is mounted to the front of the helmet. Tan leather sweatband, red silk lining, green visor linings. CONDITION: Excellent. B) British Army Cheshire Regiment Home Service Spike Helmet. Dark blue cloth over cork with gilded chinstrap bosses, chinchains, spike, and trim. The Kings crown helmet plate of the Cheshire Regiment is mounted to the front of the helmet. Tan leather sweatband, green visor linings. Interior stamped “Hawkes & Co 14 Piccadilly London”. CONDITION: In very good condition showing minor wear. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 1,200 - 1,500

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128 - LOT OF 2: BRITISH 4TH DEVONSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEER CORPS & SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT HELMETS. Each: 7” x 10” x 11”. Lot contains: (A) 4th Devonshire Rifle Volunteer Corps Home Service Pattern blue cloth spike helmet with silvered Queens crown helmet plate, silvered spike / base, and chin chain with rose side ornaments. Green cloth and cream leather and red silk interior. CONDITION: Excellent, showing almost no wear. (B) South Staffordshire Regiment Home Service Pattern spike helmet with King’s crown helmet plate. Green cloth and cream leather interior, crown label reads “J & B. Pearse & Co Army Clothiers 28 Floral St Covent Gardens London”. CONDITION: Excellent condition showing minor wear only. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 1,200 - 1,600 LOT - 128

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129 - LOT OF 2: BRITISH HOME SERVICE NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT & SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT HELMETS. Each: 11 - 1/4” x 8 - 1/4” x 12”. Lot contains: (A) British South Lancashire Regiment Home Service Spike Helmet. Dark blue cloth over cork with gilded chinstrap bosses, chinchains, spike and trim. The Kings crown helmet plate of the South Lancashire Regiment is mounted to the front of the helmet. Tan leather sweatband, green visor linings. Helmet is in very good condition showing minor wear. The face painted with the name “H. Rock”. CONDITION: Contained in its paint decorated tin case in very good condition. (B) British North Staffordshire Regiment Home Service Helmet. Dark blue cloth over cork with gilded chinstrap bosses, chinchains, spike and trim. The Kings crown helmet plate of the North Staffordshire Regiment has come loose. Tan leather sweatband, red silk lining and green visor linings. Chinchain leather backing exhibits wear, helmet is in very good condition. CONDITION: Contained in its original Japanned tin case in very good condition. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 1,200 - 1,600 130 - LOT OF 2: BRITISH HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY OFFICER’S & OTHER RANK’S HELMETS. Each: 10” x 8” x 16 - 1/2”. Lot contains: (A) Officer’s helmet of silvered body with gilt brass fittings, silvered and gilt brass top spike with white horsehair plume surmounted by a gilt Tudor rose boss. Further Tudor rose devices to each side supporting a leather backed brass chinchain. Very ornate gilt front plate with sprays of oak and laurel leaves overlaid with a silvered hobnail Garter star. The center badge with pierced gilt brass Order of the Garter motto “Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense” against a blue enamel background centered with a red enamel cross. Original chamois leather liner intact but showing moderate wear. Green leather linings to the front and rear peaks. CONDITION: Of recent manufacture and in overall excellent condition. (B) Other rank’s helmet of white metal body with brass trim and decoration. The plume holder of white metal on a brass base complete with red horse hair plume. A post 1952 plate to the front with white metal and brass overlays. CONDITION: Leather liner intact and in very good condition, body and fittings are in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 1,200 - 1,600

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131 - LOT OF 2: CASED BRITISH PATTERN 1878 OFFICERS HOME SERVICE HELMETS. Each : 12 -1/2” x 12”. Lot contains: A) British Royal Artillery Regiment Officers 1878 Pattern Home Service Helmet. Dark blue cloth over cork with gilded chinstrap bosses, chin chains, and trim. The Victorian-era helmet plate of the Royal Artillery Regiment is mounted to the front of the helmet. Tan leather sweatband, green visor linings. CONDITION: Helmet body shows a break in the cork body behind the unicorn head, save for that, the helmet is in excellent condition. Contained in its Japanned tin case in very good condition. B) British Army Service Corps Officers 1878 Pattern Home Service Helmet. Dark blue cloth over cork with gilded chinstrap bosses, chin chains, and trim. The Victorian-era helmet plate of the Army Service Corps is mounted to the front of the helmet. Tan leather sweatband, green visor linings. Housed in its original Japanned tin case. CONDITION: A beautiful example in excellent condition. Case in very good condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,000 - 1,400

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132 - BRITISH VICTORIAN 1ST LIFEGUARDS HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY OFFICER’S HELMET. 10 - 1/2” x 16 - 1/2”. The body is silver plated and decorated with a gilt brass laurel and oak leaf design. Gilt rose pattern ear bosses, support a gilt brass leather backed chin chain. At the front is the helmet plate of a half laurel and half oak leaf wreath surrounding the collar of the Order of the Garter and surmounted by a Queen’s crown. Mounted to center is a cut silver star of the Order of the Garter. The gilt pierced Garter is set onto a blue enameled ground, to the center is the Cross of St. George in red enamel. At the top of the helmet is a silver plated plume holder atop a suppressed gilt ball and base supporting a white horse hair plume. CONDITION: Excellent. The interior of the helmet displays leather bag type liner in very good condition. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 1,000 - 2,000

133 - BRITISH VICTORIAN 1ST LIFEGUARDS HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY OFFICER’S HELMET. 10 - 1/2” x 16 - 1/2”. The body is silver plated and decorated with a gilt brass laurel and oak leaf design. Gilt rose pattern ear bosses, support a gilt brass leather backed chin chain. At the front is the helmet plate of a half laurel and half oak leaf wreath surrounding the collar of the Order of the Garter and surmounted by a Queens crown. Mounted to center is a cut silver star of the Order of the Garter. The gilt pierced Garter is set onto a blue enameled ground, to the center is the Cross of St. George in red enamel. At the top of the helmet is a silver plated plume holder atop a suppressed gilt ball and base supporting a white horse hair plume. CONDITION: Excellent. The interior of the helmet displays a cloth lining showing moderate wear. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 1,000 - 2,000

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134 - LOT OF 2: BRITISH PATTERN 1878 DRESS HELMETS. Lot contains: (A) Prince of Wales Leinster Regiment, Kings crown front plate of silver and gilt brass. Gilt brass metal fittings including rose bosses and quatrefoil mount with spike, missing chain. Interior with tan leather and red silk sweatband, green cotton visor linings. CONDITION: Interior exhibits moderate service wear. (B) The Royal Irish Regiment dress helmet, Queens crown front plate of silver and gilt brass. Gilt brass metal fittings including rose bosses, quatrefoil mount with spike and chain. Interior with tan leather sweatband and white quilted silk lining, green cotton visor linings. CONDITION: Helmet exhibits moderate service wear to the interior and visor edging. Very good 800 - 1,200

135 - LOT OF 2: BRITISH PATTERN 1878 HELMETS. Lot contains: (A) The Kings Shropshire Light Infantry Regiment dress helmet, Kings crown front plate of silver, gilt brass and green enamel. Gilt brass metal fittings including rose bosses, chain and quatrefoil mount with spike. Interior with tan leather and red silk sweatband, green leather visor linings. Dome label embossed “J. Edward & Sons/ 9. Hanover St./ London, W”. CONDITION: Interior exhibits moderate service wear. (B) Royal Artillery dress helmet, brass Queens crown front plate. Gilt brass metal fittings including rose bosses, chain, quatrefoil mount with ball. Interior with tan leather and red silk sweatband, green visor linings. CONDITION: Helmet exhibits wear to the silk lining and toned fittings. Very good 800 - 1,200

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136 - BRITISH VICTORIAN 1847 YEOMANRY ALBERT PATTERN CAVALRY HELMET. 10 - 1/2” x 11”. A fine and scarce example of the 1847 (Albert) pattern helmet. Silvered body decorated with gilt metal floral leaf design. The helmet plate comprises a Crowned entwined VR Cipher. Rose head bosses support a brass chin chain with partially detached black leather backing. The plume holder of leaf design supports a white over scarlet flowing horsehair plume with a rose head boss. CONDITION: The interior retains its leather sweatband, black cotton lining and brown leather visor facings. Body exhibits scattered shallow minor dents. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200

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137 - BRITISH DUKE OF LANCASTER’S OWN YEOMANRY HELMET. 9” x 14 - 1/2”. Helmet is circa 1885 with silvered metal body and edges trimmed with gilded metal bands. Additional garlands of gilt floral trim accents are applied vertically at the rear of the helmet, and around the circumference of the helmet. The lavish regimental helmet badge is comprised of a wreath of gilded leaves surmounted by a large gilt Victorian crown. The regiment’s distinctive badge, three lions, provides the central motif. A gilded cruciform plume base and white horsehair plume top the helmet. Leather-backed gilded chinchains are attached to the helmet by two gilded rosette bosses. CONDITION: The helmet is complete with brown leather liner, complete but showing moderate wear. The helmet is in excellent condition displaying a few trivial dents only. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200 138 - LOT OF 3: BRITISH PITH HELMETS & TIN CASES. Largest Case: 16” x 13” x 13 - 1/2”. Lot contains: (A) British army issue sun helmet displaying a Coldstream Guards shoulder title and hat badge on the front and red horsehair plume on one side. Interior issue label is dated 1926. (B) Khaki cloth covered pith helmet with quilted exterior, cotton lined interior embossed “Anaxogoras M Papas/ Nicosia./ Cyprus.” and “General Agent For Cyprus./ Char. A. Kyriacoullis/ Nicosia.”. Contained within a tin case, the exterior painted with a “VR” flaming bomb insignia and “Captain B. Risdon/ Grenadier Guards”. (C) White enameled sun helmet with the interior with a crown label which reads “Gieves Ltd/ Royal Naval Outfitters/ 21 Old Bond Street/ London W.” Leather and red satin sweatband. Housed in a Japanned tin container, on which is painted “S. M. Howard R.N.” and displaying a brass plaque from Gieves. Container is in very good condition. CONDITION: All are in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 700 - 900 139 - LOT OF 5: BRITISH MINIATURE METAL CAVALRY HELMETS. Each : 12 -1/4” x 5”. Lot contains: Miniature Cavalry Helmets. Each measuring about 11” high, with metal bodies, horsehair plumes, leather liners, chin scales and regimental front plates. CONDITION: All are in excellent condition and appear to be recently manufactured. From the Ray Bentley collection. 600 - 800 140 - LOT OF 2: REPLICA ROYAL HORSE GUARDS HELMETS. Each : 16 -1/2” x 10 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) Other ranks helmet of the Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards) with nickeled body with brass trim, brass and white metal front plate, leather-backed chin scales, red synthetic plume and full lining. Interior with label reading “Imperial/ Div/W.S.C./India/Military Outfitters”. B) Officer’s helmet of the Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards) having nickeled body with gilt brass trim, gilt brass front plate, leather-backed chin scales, white synthetic plume and full leather lining. CONDITION: Both are in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 600 - 800

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141 - IMPERIAL GERMAN BAVARIAN PICKELHAUBE WITH COVER. Bavarian Model 1895 Reserve Officer Chevauleger (“Schweres Reiter” Regiment) Pickelhaube in untouched near mint condition. Markings inside are of the size “56 1/2”, written in both lead pencil and white pencil. Fine officer quality liner is intact, and exhibits light wear around the rim. Both Bavarian and Imperial German cockades are present in their original finish, and are near mint. Leather surface is near mint with a few spots of light crazing. Bavarian emblem retains more than 90% of its original gold gilt finish, and all brass fittings have a nice even patina. Brass scaled officer chinstrap is near mint, with a 1” tip of the leather strap being missing. A near mint unmarked cover is included, and appears to have been originally with this Pickelhaube. The cover does not have any damage or wear. 2,500 - 3,500 142 - LOT OF 3: IMPERIAL GERMAN HELMETS. Lot contains: (A) Imperial German World War I M17 camouflage helmet. Subtle camouflage rates 85-90% and is in the colors of dark brown, medium brown and green with black painted borders and a series of vertical black dots on each of the six camouflage panels. Metal helmet interior is covered in a nice patina and freckling. Metal liner band is intact, as well as the three leather and cloth pads. CONDITION: Very good. (B) Bavarian Model 1890 Reserve officer pickelhaube. Helmet leather is moderately crazed with some heat damage, and fittings have a greenish patina. One of the spike’s mounting arms is missing its fastener. Leather neck piece is loose and scaled chinstrap is intact. Bavarian cockade is present, but the Imperial German cockade is missing. High quality officer’s liner is present in excellent condition. Helmet is sized 55 and has a paper tag on the inside rear. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. (C) Bavarian NCO pickelhaube. Metal Model 1914 “Ersatz” helmet retains 80-90% of its black lacquered finish with a number of moderate dings present. Brass helmet fittings have a nice old patina present and the scaled chinstrap is present. Liner is in very good condition and is still supple. Inner metal shell is marked “55” and has a “Gebr. Bing AG” in “Nurnberg” in red ink. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 900 - 1,200 143 - IMPERIAL GERMAN PRUSSIAN PICKELHAUBE WITH COVER. Prussian Model 1895 enlisted Pickelhaube in very good condition. Unit markings and date of “I.R. 159.”, “1907”, and “II.B.” are painted on the inside front. Second Battalion of the 159th Infantry Regiment. Both Prussian and Imperial German cockades are present in their original finish. Leather surface is crazed, and liner, while intact, is dry. Prussian emblem retains 45-50% of it original gold gilt finish, and all brass fitting are in a nice even patina. Original chinstrap is present, and is still soft and pliable. A near mint cover is included, and is marked “D.R.P.” in black ink, on the inside rim. Cover has some very light age soiling, and a couple of minor snags in the fabric. 1,000 - 1,500

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LOT - 148 LOT - 147 144 - CLASSIC GERMAN MUNICH TOWN GUARD MORION HELMET. Circa 1600’s. The high combed two piece helmet with decorative rosettes and embossed Munich symbol on both sides is the classic early 17th century German Morion. CONDITION: Good with some losses to right side of brim. Retains some original blackened finish. Four brass rosettes missing. Retains some original leather lining. Would rate as good original condition for one of these. 800 - 1,200 145 - FINE INDIAN TOP HELMET WITH MATCHING SIPAR. The helmet is circa 1850. This helmet is of classic Indian top form with fluted skull and plum holders, adjustable nasal, decorated throughout with gold and silver arabesques and sprays of foliage. The rim is decorated with four bands of Islamic calligraphy in gold. Chain mail coif of butted links. The sipar is decorated with gold and silver en suite, with scalloped rim and four decorated bosses (one dented). CONDITION: Shield retains its original patterned cotton lining with original cotton pad. The set is very fine, with both elements retaining most of their original gold and silver damascened decoration. A most attractive ensemble. 1,000 - 1,500 146 - ITALIAN PIKEMAN’S PEAKED CABASSET. Late 16th to early 17th century, formed of one piece. This high skull has classic Italian peak, a brim with rolled edge and interior rough from the hammer. Brass rosettes, possibly renewed. CONDITION: This helmet is in very fine original condition throughout with original plum holder and no serious rust or damage, only extremely minor de-lamination, and one small dent at front. Interior with old leather lining, possibly the original. A fine early piece of armor, becoming increasingly rare. 1,000 - 1,500 147 - 19TH CENTURY COPY OF A 14TH CENTURY GREAT HELM. 13” L x 10 - 1/2” W x 13 - 1/2” H. As there are virtually no Great Helms ever offered for sale, this fine 19th century copy will fill the vacancy in a collection of armor or European helmets. Made in three pieces and showing great age, this most attractive iteration of a Great Helm shows marks from the hammer inside and handmade rivets attaching the three pieces of steel together. CONDITION: The crown of the helmet with a large hole measuring 3” wide and 4-1/2” long where the skull was obviously thinner than the rest of the helm. The form is good and this is a most attractive and well aged copy. 800 - 1,600 148 - LOT OF 4: MILITARY HELMETS & VISOR. Lot contains: (A) US M17A1 Helmet, (B) US Army WWII Army Visor, (C) Imperial German M17 Helmet, and (D) East German Helmet. (A) U.S. World War I M17A1 helmet in overall excellent condition. Helmet retains more than 85% of its original olive drab paint, with a lot number of “20202” stamped inside the rear rim. Original leather liner is intact and is named, and with the number “8194”. (B) U.S. Army olive drab wool visor cap in overall excellent condition with two minor moth holes on the top, and one on the front. Retains it correct chinstrap and neckstrap, as well as both gold gilt buttons and U.S. Army emblem. (C) Imperial German M17 helmet in overall excellent condition. Helmets retains more than 85% of its finish, and it is possible this was a post-World War I 1920’s reissue helmet. Paint was brush applied, and a number “66” is painted in black with a stencil inside. Original chinstrap is present. Three filled leather pads are present and the drawstring has ripped through on three of the six tongues. (D) East German helmet with net in unissued complete condition. 500 - 800 54

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149 - GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS M40 Q64 COMBAT HELMET. The German Stahlhelm, which was originally developed to protect its wearer from the dangers of combat, has now become an icon of the world conflicts which engulfed the first half of the 20th Century. The design of the German Helmet was not only visually appealing, it also was extremely functional. First developed in 1915, the German helmet was modified several times over the next 35 years to either improve its capabilities, or to increase production. In 1935, the first year of Germany’s rearmament after the First World War, the M35 helmet was introduced. This new design was lighter and more streamlined than the older style helmets and is what the world now recognizes as the German Helmet of World War II. M35 helmets can most easily be identified from the separately riveted vent holes and rolled edges. With the outbreak of war, changes were made, and a new model helmet was introduced, the M40. The changes made to this new model were the use of a more matte, field grey finish and the vent holes were now integral to the helmets shell. In 1940, the national colors decals and party shields were ordered to be removed. The next model helmet to evolve was the M42. The model M42 has the same features of the M40 with the exception of the edges of the helmet not being rolled and remain flared. This was to speed up production and lower cost as the war dragged on and the German economy began changing to a total war economy. In 1943, all decals were ordered to be removed from combat helmets, though this was not always followed by soldiers in the field. An original near mint plus German World War II Waffen SS M40 Combat Helmet produced by Quist. This helmet is truly what SS and helmet collectors alike dream of. The exterior of the helmet is finished with a textured matte feldgrau (field grey) paint which is nearly 99% intact. Only a few small scattered light marks can be observed on the exterior of the helmet, but remains in relatively the same condition as it was the day it left the factory. The right side of the helmet features a correct Quist produced SS decal which is 99% intact and grades near mint plus. Also to note is that when a UV black light shone the decal, 99% of the decal emitted a slight glow showing that nearly all of the original factory protective lacquer is still intact. The exterior heads of the liner split pins retain nearly all of their original textured matte feldgrau paint, and match the the paint of the helmet almost perfectly. The split pins are tight to the outer shell. The inside of the helmet is just as nice as the exterior. The interior of the helmet is painted in a non textured matte feldgrau paint which, like the exterior, is nearly 99% intact. The liner system uses a 1943 dated steel band which has a quality pigskin leather attached to it. The pigskin leather liner exhibits almost no use or discoloring from sweat. There are a few areas on the edges of the leather liner that are beginning to flake slightly. The liner adjustment string has been threaded through the eight fingers of the liner and is tied. A thirteen hole, RB Numbered, 1944 dated, leather chinstrap is attached to the liners rings and folded over the brim of the helmet. The chinstrap appears completely unworn and is near mint plus condition. The inside skirt of the helmet is stamped on the right side with a “Q64”, for the maker Quist and the size 64. The inside rear skirt of the helmet is stamped with the helmets “lot number”, which is “T1198”. This is a truly outstanding helmet. Most SS helmets of this caliber are usually already locked up tight in prestigious collections, or are sold privately and never see the open market. If you have been waiting to add the perfect SS helmet to your collection, this is your chance. 5,000 - 8,500

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150 - GERMAN WWII PARATROOPER HELMET. Model 38 Fallschirmjaeger helmet in overall very good to excellent condition. Shell retains 80-85% of its original gray green paint, with the manufacturer/ size stamp of “ET71” inside the left side rim. The lot number of “1755” is stamped on the inside rear flange. The decal is a reproduction, and can be easily removed. An original liner with zinc band is present, and is sized marked as a “56” liner for a “68” shell. Liner is very good with a 2” tear to the center seam, and several minor rips. The liner assembly is likely to have been postwar replaced as it is not the correct size for the shell, and the helmet has clearly been taken apart. While the four painted steel spanner bolts appear to be original to helmet, the nuts, while original, have been removed. The two rear bolts retain both of their nuts, while the two side bolts retain only one. The tan crown pad, as well as the chinstrap, are reproductions. 1,600 - 2,100 151 - GERMAN WWII HEER SINGLE DECAL M40 CAMOUFLAGE HELMET. Heer SD M40 brush applied two-color camouflage helmet in overall very good condition. Helmet has the correct “ET” decal, which is in approximately 90% condition, with the lacquered finish remaining on the undamaged areas. Decal has not been “liberated”, and the brush applied camouflage paint has been carefully applied around the decal, with some very light overlap on the right side. Shell is maker/ size marked “SE64” with a lot number of “587”, and the rank/ name of “Gefr. Knips”. Name is era applied on the inside right rim area, in white paint. Helmet retains 85-90% of its original era applied 2-color brush applied camouflage paint, in the colors of medium green and light brown. The light brown camo is applied in 13 irregular stripes. Camouflage exhibits natural wear patterns, and most of the wear is on top and around the rim. Areas of wear display the original base gray-green paint. Liner is in good condition with damage from wear throughout. Liner is dry and fragile, and has five inches of separation around the edge, and the original drawstring has pulled through five of the leather tongues. Liner has not been removed or replaced, its three rivets and liner pins are untouched. Rear rivet has approximately 40% is its surface covered by camo paint, and the two front rivets have only tiny specks of camo paint remaining. Worn areas on the rivets present their original semi-gloss gray-green paint. The inside rim and flange retain 75% of its original finish, and the inside crown has an even patina. A very nice untouched combat helmet with an unusual camouflage paint pattern. 1,100 - 1,600

LOT - 152 152 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN LUFTWAFFE M42 SINGLE DECAL HELMET & M34 LUFTSCHUTZ HELMET Lot contains: (A) Luftwaffe M42 Single Decal helmet with 90-95% of its original rough blue-gray paint present. Most of the wear is on the crown. Shell is maker and size marked “ET64” on the inside left rim, and the lot number of “2600” is stamped on the inside rear rim. Original lacquered decal is in approximately 90% condition. Excellent condition leather liner with edge wear is untouched, and is sized marked “57” with the initials “HZ” inside, The original drawstring is present. A U.S. World War II issue chinstrap has been attached at some point. (B) Luftschutz M34 Decal helmet with over 95% of its original dark blue painted finish remaining. The crown has the usual scattered marks. There is some freckling on the inside crown of the shell, which appears to have been from moisture with the helmet being stored upside down. Shell is stamped “RL2 39/11” and ink stamped with the size of “56” on the inside of the rear rim. The “air protect act” quotation is present on a decal placed inside the rear as well. A lacquered Luftschutz decal is present on the front and is approximately 95% intact. Leather liner is dry and has some wear on the edges, and is excellent. The correct chinstrap is present. CONDITION: Overall excellent, wear as noted. 800 - 1,100

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153 - GERMAN WWII REPAINTED M38 PARATROOPER HELMET SHELL. Original single decal Fallschirmjaeger helmet shell in overall good condition. The entire helmet, except the decal, has been brush painted in a black paint. The interior was then painted in a light tan color, some of which is on the left side of the exterior as well. Size markings are illegible due to the coats of paint, but it appears to be a size 68 shell. The lot number on the rear interior rim appears to be “6051”. Original era applied decal is in 80-85% condition, with its lacquer coating still present. Helmet retains its original steel spanner bolts, with the inner helmet nuts. The outer nuts are missing. Bolts and nuts are tight and frozen. Helmet should make a great restoration project, as the postwar applied over paint might be able to be removed. 650 - 1,000

155 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN WWII HEER TROPICAL PITH HELMET & WOMEN’S AUXILIARY OVERSEAS CAP Lot contains: (A) 1st Model Heer Tropical Pith Helmet, and (B) Auxiliary Overseas Cap. (A) Early 1941 dated 1st model tan pith helmet in overall very good condition. Tan cotton fabric is intact with age soiling and several white spots. Cork helmet body has several crushed areas on the top, front, and sides. Leather sweatband is intact and nicely marked with a size “54” stamp on the outside, and “B.K.41” and “54.N.41” stamps on the inside. The Heer and National Color shields are original to the helmet, and attached via three prongs. One prong on the Heer emblem has broken off. Red cotton crown is very good with age soiling. Green leather chinstrap is attached, and has a number of cracked areas. Green leather helmet trim shows very little wear. (B) Women’s Auxiliary Signal branch cap in overall very good condition. Gray wool cap has several very small holes on the top and left side, with a one inch hole on the ride side near the front. Black wool backed bullion eagle is original to the cap and hand applied, with some broken threads on its right side wingtip. Yellow and black twisted wool piping is also original to the cap, and is machine sewn to the body. A Signal emblem with the same piping is hand applied to the left side. Undamaged lining is in black cotton with no marks present. The partial leather sweatband is mostly missing, with only the machine sewn top 1/4” piece remaining. 500 - 800

154 - LOT OF 4: THIRD REICH M34 POLICE HELMET, M42 ARMY HELMET, “NSDAP” POLE TOP, AND GAS MASK. Lot contains: (A) Third Reich M34 Fire Police Helmt, (B) M42 Refinished Heer Helmet, (C) NSDAP Pole Topper on base, and (D) Civilian Gas Mask in Original Cardboard Box. (A) The Third Reich Fire Police Helmet rates in excellent condition. The exterior of the helmet retains approximately 95% of its original black paint. The Party Shield and Police Shield decals rate nearly 95%, aside from a few minor scuffs. The top and rear of the helmet has three discs as fillers for the holes that were once used to hold the helmets silver comb. The size 57 interior liner is securely held in place by four steel pins. The leather of the liner is in excellent condition and still very pliable for being 70+ years in age. The liners drawstring, chinstrap, and one chinstrap ring are missing. The rear of the helmet is lightly stamped with “DRP; Thale”. (B) The Refinished Heer M42 Helmet is, overall, in excellent condition. The helmets steel shell shows signs of use with scattered light marks throughout. The Heer decal is a modern reproduction, as well as the interior leather of the liner. The rear of the shell is stamped with the maker/size and lot number; “CKL/66, 3285”. (C) The NSDAP Pole Topper mounted on a base rates in near mint condition. The pole topper was most likely fitted to the metal base by a veteran returning home from Europe to display as a “war trophy”. (D) The Civilian Gas Mask in the original cardboard box, and rates in very good condition. The box contains a rubber gas mask, a metal gas mask filter, and an original set of “VM40” instructions, all rated in near mint condition. The exterior cardboard box is mark “V M” for “Volksgasmaske”. The box is dry and has suffered some cracks and tears to the corners from age. It rates in very good condition. 700 - 900

156 - GERMAN WWII HEER SINGLE DECAL M40 HELMET. Heer issue M40 helmet in overall excellent condition. Shell is marked “EF62” with a lot number of “21457”, and retains more than 85% of its original rough finish paint. Decal appears to be a “Pocher”, and is in excellent condition. Helmet’s steel liner band and liner sized “54” are excellent, with areas of wear around the edges. Liner appears to have been replaced, and does not have its drawstring. Two of the three rivets which attach the liner to the helmet band each have one prong missing. Chinstrap is included and is marked “dla43”, and is pliable. 400 - 700

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157 - GERMAN WWII HEER M40 SINGLE DECAL HELMET. Heer Model 40 single decal combat helmet in overall very good condition. Helmet retains 70-75% of its original rough gray-green paint. Most of the wear is on the crown and right side. Condition of the paint inside the skirt is approximately 50%, and there is very little of its original paint inside the crown due to moisture and poor storage over the years. Shell is maker and size marked “EF60” on the inside left rim, and the lot number of “1977” is stamped on the inside rear rim. Original lacquered “Pocher” Army decal is in approximately 85% condition. Fair condition leather liner with what appears to be dried blood present, and other damage to the leather tongues. Original chinstrap is present, and has an aluminum buckle and steel painted rivets. No markings are visible on the chinstrap. 450 - 800 158 - GERMAN WWII HEER M35 FACTORY REISSUE SINGLE DECAL HELMET. Heer Model 35 factory reissue single decal combat helmet in overall excellent condition. Exterior of helmet retains 85-90% of its original factory reissue rough gray-green paint (over the earlier smooth “apple green” paint), with an even light patina over most of it. Condition of the paint inside the skirt and crown is approximately 90%, with areas of freckling throughout. Shell is maker and size marked “SE64” on the inside left rim, and the lot number of “4975” is stamped on the inside rear rim. The name “Oexle” is era painted inside the rear rim in white paint. While the decal appears to be gold, it is indeed a toned Heer decal, and is in approximately 80% condition. Excellent condition leather liner is size marked “57”, with its original draw string . Original chinstrap is present, and is maker marked and dated “1940”. A very nice untouched combat helmet. 500 - 800

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LOT - 159 159 - LOT OF 3: GERMAN WWII CIVIL & MILITARY HELMETS. Lot contains: (A) Polizei M34 Civic Helmet, (B) Postwar Repainted M34 Civic Helmet, and (C) Postwar Repainted M42 Helmet. (A) M34 Double Decal Police “square dip” civic helmet, in overall excellent to near mint condition. Helmet retains more than 92% of its original smooth black paint. Light scratches and minor dings mainly on the crown, with light rim wear. Shell is marked “D.R.P. Thale” on the inside left rear. Original lacquered Polizei decal is 95%, and national colors decal is also 95%. Excellent leather liner is size marked “55” on the crown pad, drawstring is present, as are five leather neck flap tabs and the four cork liner pads. One of the six leather tongues is broken but attached to the drawstring. Original chinstrap in very good condition with worn areas is attached, and two steel buckles are present. (B) M34 “square dip” civic helmet in overall very good condition. Helmet is a postwar repaint with a dull black spray over the entire exterior and around the skirt area inside. A reproduction SS decal has been applied to the right side. Helmet is stamped in the inside left but only the second word “Stahl” is legible. Liner is size marked “58.5” and the edges have been sprayed black. Half of the chinstrap is present, and all five neck neck flap tabs are present. (C) Model 42 helmet in overall good condition. Helmet has been sprayed with three colors of camouflage paint, but it was done postwar, in order to enhance its value. Condition of the recently applied paint is 95%. The original interior gray-green is 95%. Shell is maker and size marked “hkp64” on the left rear rim, and the lot number of “4977” is stamped on the inside rear rim. Both decals are reproductions. Leather liner is also a reproduction. Original early chinstrap is present, but has been shortened with eight holes remaining. Aluminum buckle with one steel and one aluminum rivet. 500 - 800

160 - LOT OF 2: IMPERIAL GERMAN PICKELHAUBES. Lot contains: (A) Prussian M1895 enlisted Pickelhaube, and (B) Imperial German pressed felt artillery Pickelhaube. (A) Prussian Pickelhaube in overall very good to excellent condition. Helmet leather is excellent with light crazing. Visor and neck piece are heavily crazed and melted. National color cockade is present, but the Prussian enlisted cockade has been replaced with an officer quality piece. Chinstrap is a reproduction. Inside spike mounting plate is mounted on the outside, and it appears to have never been on the inside. Helmet appears to be marked to a reserve infantry regiment, but the some markings markings are not legible. (B) Very unusual controversial Imperial German Pickelhaube in overall excellent condition. Colonel Rankin, in his 1965 book “Helmets and Headgear of the Imperial German Army 1870-1918”, mentions a helmet of this style on pages 84 and 89 (a diagram). He describes it as wartime expedient pressed felt helmet, worn in Serbia by Imperial German forces. Contemporary authorities on Pickelhaubes do not agree this pattern is original. Both the neck protector and the helmet are marked with a “BA I 1918” in a black lined rectangle. The helmet’s liner is in a green cotton and there is an illegible marking present. Only the Imperial German national cockade is present. The neck protector is attached with a leather strap with ten adjusting holes and a buckle. The front plated has a “R” and a “348”. Metal helmet fittings are painted Feldgrau. 400 - 600

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LOT - 161 161 - LOT OF 3: GERMAN, U.S. & BELGIAN HELMETS. Lot consists of: (A) A German Luftschutz Helmet in excellent condition. The helmet is made of two pieces which are crimped together in the center, forming a bead that runs the perimeter of the helmet. The blue exterior paint is in excellent codntion with scattered marks throughout as well as signs of light wear. The front decal on the helmet is in excellent condition which has some light marks as well as aging. The interior of the helmet is in excellent condition. The leather is intact, with the exception of the drawstring, and is still supple. The rear skirt of the helmet has the makers name and helmet size stenciled. (B) The White US Civil Defense Helmet is overall in very good condition. The exterior white enamel paint is in excellent condition with a few scattered marks throughout. The front decal is 95% intact and has only a few small chips to it. The interior liner is in very good condition, but has become separated from a few of its attachment points. The webbed chinstrap is intact and in excellent condition. There is a “Victory Helmet” label in the inner dome, as well as “L A County” penciled under it. (C) The World War One US Helmet is overall in excellent condition. The outer green paint has a few scattered light marks throughout. There is a painted Belgian Flag on the helmets left side which is almost fully intact. The inner liner is in excellent condition, but the center pad has become detached from the system. The webbed chinstrap is present and in excellent condition as well. (D) The West German Light Testing Kit is in near mint condition. It appears to have all of its parts present, as well as extra bulbs. 400 - 650

162 - AN AUTHENTIC COPY BURGONET HELMET WITH BOOK. An attractive copy of a late 16th century visored Burgonet with high comb skull and brass decoration. Comes with Howard Curtis’s book on European helmets. 300 - 500

LOT - 162 163 - LOT OF 2: U.S. ARMY INDIAN WARS 7TH CAVALRY OFFICER’S UNIFORM. Larger: 20” x 37”.”. U.S. Army Indian Wars Full Dress Cavalry Officer’s Uniform Coat featuring a matching set of eagle “C” buttons backmarked “Horstman NY & Phila”. Overall in very good condition save for a 3/4” hole on the left shoulder. Black polished cotton skirt lining and moderately worn white cotton torso lining with label at collar “Hatfield & Sons New York”, white cotton sleeve linings. Shoulders set up for hardware to accommodate shoulder knots and accompanying the jacket is a pair of Model 1872 7th Cavalry captain’s shoulder paddles which show areas of tarnish. Jacket is complete with gold dress chest cords and waffles, in excellent condition. Included is a pair of blue trousers displaying a 1-3/4” yellow stripe on each leg, belted rear, two front pockets and watch pocket. The cuffs each display buttoned leather tabs. Trousers are in very good condition with a few small scattered holes. CONDITION: Very good overall. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 1,500 - 2,000 LOT - 163

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164 - LOT OF AMERICAN SHOULDER BOARDS AND EPAULETTES. Largest : 7 -1/2” x 6”. Lot contains: A) Pair of Civil War period U.S. Navy Rear Admiral’s shoulder straps. CONDITION: Showing age toning to the bullion and minor wear to the black wool. B) Pair of World War II period U.S. Navy Rear Admiral’s shoulder boards. CONDITION: Excellent. C) Pair of post Civil War U.S. Army cased artillery Major’s shoulder straps. The shoulder straps with deeply toned bullion, red velvet centers and leather backing embossed “ E. Stillwell & Son 25 Barbican London”. Velvet lined, fitted case with hinged covers embossed on the face “Major Turner U.S. Army”. CONDITION: Excellent. D) Pair of cased Model 1902 Brigadier General’s epaulettes. The bright gold epaulettes feature bullion spread-wing eagles, silver bullion stars and Federal rimless eagle buttons. The reverse faced in morocco leather and deep red velvet. Housed in a Japanned tin case. CONDITION: Epaulettes are in excellent condition showing only minor wear. Case has moderate wear and a broken latch. From the Ray Bentley collection. (Very Good). 1,200 - 1,600 LOT - 164

165 - INDIAN WARS CAVALRY CAPTAINS TUNIC & CAMPAIGN MEDAL. Deep blue wool tunic with five federal “C” buttons on the front and three at each cuff. Lined with black satin which shows wear at the collar. Shoulders exhibit a matching pair of Cavalry Captain shoulder straps held fast with aluminum tongues, one strap detached. Wool body has a 1” repair on the left breast, save for that, there is no damage or wear. Pinned to the chest is an unnumbered, wrap-brooch Indian Wars campaign medal. CONDITION: Very good. 800 - 1,200

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166 - LOT OF 3: 19TH CENTURY US MILITARY UNIFORMS. Largest : 38 -1/2” x 18 -1/4”. Lot contains: A) USMC Sergeant’s wool dress tunic, the left sleeve interior with inspectors stamp and the inked dates “1887-1888” and brass domed USMC buttons. Includes light blue dress trousers, the interior stamped with various owners names. CONDITION: Trousers show minor scattered mothing, tunic is in excellent condition. B) Model 1902 double breasted officer’s frock coat with gold quatrefoil on the cuffs, gold collar trim and 18 Indian Wars U.S. Army staff buttons down the front. CONDITION: The collar is an old replacement and the left shoulder displays stitched repairs. C) Indian Wars period officers five button tunic with the matching pair of cavalry lieutenants shoulder straps, five eagle “C” buttons on the breast and two eagle “C” buttons on each cuff. The interior displays a ‘John R. Parson/ Regalia, Flags & Banners/ 109 N. 8th St./ St Louis, Mo.” label. CONDITION: Exterior wool body shows minor wear, interior lining with moderate wear. From the Ray Bentley collection. Very good 800 - 1,200

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167 - CIVIL WAR ENLISTED BUMMER/FORAGE CAP. Stands 3-1/2” high at the front, the blue wool body exhibits some scattered moth holes. 5/8” leather chinstrap with brass buckle, leather loop and eagle side buttons. Tarred thin leather visor. Interior with 1-5/8” brown leather sweatband exhibiting general wear and losses at the front. CONDITION: Lining and cardboard crown missing. Good representative example of this iconic piece of Civil War headgear. 800 - 1,200 168 - AMERICAN MILITIA SHAKO CIRCA 1830. Measuring 8-3/4” from the front of the squared off visor to the front edge of the crown. Mounted with a silvered eagle, 5” from wing tip to wing tip and multi layered 1-5/8” leather cockade with one piece rearing horse button. German silver visor painted green on the underside. CONDITION: Liner missing, top is partially detached, leather shows areas of crazing. 800 - 1,200 169 - 1870’S-1880’S OHIO NATIONAL GUARD TROOP “A” CAVALRY UNIFORM. Troop “A”, also known as the 1st City Troop, the 1st Cleveland Cavalry, and the Black Horse Troop, was an independent military organization established after the Railroad Strike of 1877 raised fears about the ability of the militia to maintain law and order. On August 29, 1887, members of the cavalry troop voted unanimously to become a unit in the Ohio National Guard. Group consists of: Pill box cap of blue and yellow wool with brass letter “A” on its crown. Leather sweatband and black cotton lining. Triple breasted tunic with matching Ohio buttons, yellow worsted wool frogging, yellow collar and cuff trim and yellow worsted wool knotted epaulettes. Sky blue wool trousers with 1” yellow stripe on the outer seams, belted rear, watch and rear pockets. Black patent leather cartridge box adorned with brass crossed sabers with letter “A” above and “OHIO” below. Cross strap with brass tab and buckle. CONDITION: Tunic, trousers and cap exhibit minor mothing and a few small repairs, cartridge box leather is supple and in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. Very good 800 - 1,200 170 - LOT OF 2: 1870’S-1880’S AMERICAN BAND JACKET & CAP. Lot contains: (A) Blue wool five button jacket with eagle buttons on breast and cuffs, adorned with bullion-bordered shoulder straps centered with lyres and fine quality bullion drum major chevrons. Interior lined with black cotton. CONDITION: Jacket exhibits a few scattered moth holes and wear to the shoulder straps. (B) Blue wool cap with eagle side buttons, bound-edge leather visor and brown polished cotton lining. CONDITION: Cap shows scattered mothing and partially detached leather sweatband. 400 - 600

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171 - ID’D WWI USMC OFFICER NORTHERN BOMB GROUP AVIATION LOT. Very rare World War I U.S. Marine Officer aviation grouping. This group is from a small private historical society and has never before been on the military collector market. All items in lot are named to Capt. Gustav H. Kaemmering, Fleet Marine Air Forces (FMAF) Northern Bombing Group. He was Marine Aviator No. 592 and after initial flight training was assigned to No. 4 Squadron, 1st Marine Aviation Force. He later commanded the No. 4 squadron in France. He was discharged February 8, 1919. Grouping consists of his private purchase, tailor made winter service coat and Jodhpur style trousers. Collar retains both matched pin backed bronze officer P1914 EGA devices, sterling EGA capped rosewood swagger stick, and a set of aluminum identity disks both stamped with his name and service entry date. Officer’s private purchase high lace-up leather boots. Pinned to the uniform is a World War I Victory Medal with AVIATION bar, early Naval aviator gold gilt pin backed wings, a Kansas City 3rd Annual Convention medal named to Kaemmering, and a sterling pistol expert badge. Souvenir items include a small embroidered wool 9” by 6.5” “US MARINE - OVER THERE” banner, a small wartime framed photo of Kaemmering, a First Marine Veteran’s Association Book and history of Marine Aviation in World War I. A wonderful, theater made, hand carved, French keepsakes box with black painted lettering to front that reads, “Lt. G.H. KAEMMERING 1ST MARINE AVIATION FORCE”, and in faint red paint, “NORTHERN BOMBING GROUP, LA FRESNE” along with the FMAF EGA emblem in color. The Northern Bombing Group consisted of United States Navy and United States Marine Corps squadrons conducting strategic bombing of German U-boat bases along the Belgian coast during World War I. The first United States military unit sent to Europe was the First Aeronautic Detachment of seven naval officers and 122 enlisted men who arrived in France on June 5, 1917. These men became the nucleus of the United States Naval Forces in Europe. They formulated a strategic bombing plan approved by the Secretary of the Navy on April 30, 1918, but chronic difficulties in obtaining aircraft prevented establishment of an effective bombing campaign before the war ended six months later. Overall, a very scarce grouping related to some of the earliest days of USMC aviation. CONDITION: All items are excellent and were acquired direct from the Kaemmering family decades ago. 4,000 - 6,000

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LOT - 172 172 - WWI USMC BATTLE OF BELLEAU WOOD UNIFORM & VALOR MEDAL GROUP. Exceedingly rare, World War I U.S. Marine Corps Battle of Belleau Wood valor grouping. This group is from a small private historical society and has never before been on the military collector market. All items in lot are named to Pvt. William Parry. Parry was born in Wales, Great Britain, and entered service at Rochester, New York April 26, 1917. He served overseas from June 14, 1917 to July 25, 1919 with the 51st Co., 2d Bn, 5th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Brigade, 2d Division, A.E.F. He was awarded the Silver Star, the Nation’s third highest award for actions during the Chateau-Thierry Campaign at the Battle of Belleau Wood. He is cited in Division orders as follows: “For gallantry in action at Belleau Woods, France, June 6-12, 1918, while attending to the wounded, under enemy fire”. Lot consists of the following: William Parry’s P1917 green winter service wool tunic with bronze EGA collar discs and a multi-piece, silk embroidered Indian head patch on light yellow silk background on the left shoulder. Uniform is stamped inside with Parry’s name and USMC Quartermaster’s Dept 1918-1919 size 3-M in the sleeve. There is a French Foraguerre looped under the shoulder epaulette along with a miniature Foraguerre pin, a sterling rifle sharpshooter badge, and an enameled 2nd Division medal with the name JAMES A. SOLOMON engraved on the reverse (This was most likely given to Parry by a fellow veteran at a 2nd Division reunion). Army pattern overseas cap with bronze enlisted P1914 EGA device. A photo album with 79 small photos and a large frame with multiple original wartime photos showing Parry and other Marines, a framed rack of service certificates and a copy of Parry’s Silver Star citations and service records. USMC regulation P1912 campaign hat with rolled brim and P1914 EGA device to front. Canteen with scarce USMC eagle snap carrier. A fabulous hand painted “trench art” gas mask bag with listed campaigns and battles with 2dBn, 5th Marines Indian motif on front. A small framed rack of miniature medals that include the Silver Star, USMC Good Conduct and World War I Victory with five bars and multiple corresponding silk ribbon bars from the World War I period. Also included is a small box of misc. veteran’s medals and reunion pins from the 1920’s to 1930’s. Two rows of mounted medals with the first row being his Silver Star government engraved on the reverse, “WILLIAM PARRY”, with edge number 1299, his USMC Good Conduct Medal, Croix-de-Guerre medal with silver star, Chateau Thierry Medal, Battle of Verdun Medal, World War I Victory Medal with AISNE, AISNE-MARNE, ST. MIHIEL, MEUSE-ARGONNE, and DEFENSIVE SECTOR bars. Second row is miscellaneous reunion and state medals. CONDITION: All items are very good to excellent and were acquired direct from the Parry family decades ago. 4,000 - 6,000

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LOT - 173 173 - WWI BATTLE OF BELLEAU WOOD DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS UNIFORM & MEDAL GROUP. Historically important ID’d World War I U.S. Army Battle of Belleau Wood valor grouping. This group is from a small private historical museum and has never been on the military collector market before. All items in lot are named to Pvt. Louis H. Harkenrider. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) the Nation’s second highest award for actions during the Chateau-Thierry Campaign with the Ambulance Service, 5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 4th Marine Brigade, 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces on June 6th, 1918. His citation reads as follows: “The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis H. Harkenrider, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the vicinity of Chateau-Thierry on June 6, 1918. With a corporal, Private Harkenrider went out into an open field under heavy shell and machine-gun fire and succeeded in bandaging and carrying back to our lines a wounded comrade. General Orders No. No. 101, W.D., 1918 Home Town: Griffith, IN”. Lot consists of the following: Harkenrider’s U.S. Army OD olive green service wool tunic with bronze medical collar discs denoting the 15th Ambulance Co., and a multi-piece, wool, 2nd Division Sanitary Train shoulder patch and French Fouragerre looped under the paulette. White canvas arm band with stenciled red cross on the left arm. Army garrison cap with bronze screw-back P1914 enlisted USMC EGA device and bronze “15” pin backed numbers. Aluminum identity disks stamped “PVT LOUIS H. HARKENRIDER 15TH AMB. CO. 5554” on original cord. Medals include the Army Distinguished Service Cross (edge No. 200), Croix-de-Guerre medal with gold star, Chateau Thierry Medal, U.S. Army Occupation of Germany Medal, Battle of Verdun Medal, World War I Victory Medal with AISNE, AISNE-MARNE, ST. MIHIEL, MEUSE-ARGONNE, DEFENSIVE SECTOR bars, 1925 American Legion 7th Annual Convention badge and a sterling rifle expert badge. A “trench art” 75mm brass artillery shell with a hand stippled and engraved 2nd Division Sanitary Train emblem. Also included is the original American Expeditionary Forces DSC paper citation presented with the medal. This group is exceptionally rare as it from an Army soldier that spent his career overseas in the Great War attached to the U.S. Marines during one of the most famous battles in the Corp’s history. The Medal of Honor cannot be bought, sold, or traded on the U.S. market, so the Navy Cross and DSC are the highest valor awards one can hope to acquire. This would have been one of the first DSC’s awarded for bravery to American troops by General Pershing himself. Cursory research shows that DSC No. 200 traces to Harkenrider. CONDITION: All items rate excellent and were acquired direct from the Harkenrider family decades ago. 4,000 - 6,000

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174 - ID’D WIA WWI USMC OFFICER 1ST BN, 6TH MARINES UNIFORM GROUPING. Grouping consists of a rare USMC World War I officer P1912 Winter Service uniform with bronze, pin backed officer EGA’s on collar and brown leather Sam Browne belt. Multi-piece wool, 1st Bn, 6th Marines Indian head patch sewn on left shoulder with correct World War I Fourragere pinned under epaulette. Medals include a government engraved Purple Heart named to: “CHARLES C. DAVIS”, French Croix de Guerre with palm leaves and silver star, World War I Victory Medal with Aisne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, and Defensive Sector bars, World War I French War Commemorative Medal, and a Detroit American Legion 1931 Veteran’s Reunion Medal. Glengarry cap is British made with USMC buttons to front with pin backed bronze officer EGA affixed. Included is a USMC rosewood swagger stick with EGA sterling cap and tip, and a brass U.S. issue trench whistle made by Horstmann of Philadelphia. CONDITION: All items is very good to excellent, with the only exception being three small moths nips to Glengarry cap. 3,000 - 5,000

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175 - WWI USMC UNIFORM GROUPING ID’D TO WIA SILVER STAR RECIPIENT. Identified Marine Corps World War I USMC valor grouping named to Ernest Malcom Bantz, 17th Co., 5th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Brigade, 2nd Division, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). Lot consists an Army issue Pattern 1917 wool service coat with Marine buttons. Coat has a 1st Bn, 5th Marines red wool patch to left shoulder, and bronze “US” and EGA discs on the collar, a French Fourragere affixed to the epaulette button and Bantz’s single aluminum identity disc that reads “SGT. ERNEST M. BANTZ 1 MAY 1918 U.S.M.C.”. Medals pinned to uniform include an edge numbered Silver Star (No. 45692), Croix de Guerre with palm cluster, rim numbered USMC Good Conduct Medal, a World War I Victory Medal with AISNE-MARNE, ST. MIHIEL, MEUSE-ARGONNE, and DEFENSIVE SECTOR bars, a Verdun Medal without its ribbon, a VFW Delegate Medal from the 1934 encampment in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a small circular 2nd Division enameled pin, and a sterling marksman badge. His original 2nd Division citation for valor on June 10, 1918 signed by MajGen John Lejeune is included as well as an original wartime photo of Bantz, framed discharge and service certificate copies, an Army style garrison cap with P1914 bronze USMC enlisted hat device, and a M1911 magazine pouch marked by the USMC Philadelphia Depot. It is not uncommon to see U.S. Army uniforms issued to Marines as the USMC supply system could not keep up with demand once the initial Marine were worn out or rendered unserviceable. Sargent Bantz enlisted in the Marine Corps on April 20, 1917 at Marine Base Port Royal South Carolina. He set sail with the 17th Co., from Quantico, Virginia aboard the USS Henderson, and was part of the first contingent of U.S. troops to arrive in France. On June 6th 1918, he went into action at Belleau Wood during the Chateau Thierry Campaign to stop the German offensive against Paris. He received a Silver Star citation and Croix de Guerre Medal for bravery on the first day of the battle. He was later wounded on July 18, 1918 at Soissons. His wounds were serious enough that he never returned to the front lines. By November 1, 1918 he had made his way to the Naval Hospital, Great Lakes and was medically discharged in January of 1919. CONDITION: Excellent overall, and appears to be untouched since it was last worn for VFW events after the war. A rare opportunity to obtain an ID’d grouping to a Marine valor medal recipient from one of the Corp’s most famous battles. 2,500 - 4,000

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176 - WWI USMC NCO ENLISTED AVIATION UNIFORM & HAT. USMC corporal’s World War I forest green wool uniform coat with seldom seen Fleet Marine Air Forces (FMAF) multi-piece wool shoulder patch. Enlisted bronze EGA discs on collar and sterling marksman badge with World War I Victory Medal above left breast pocket. Hat is a USMC 1917 winter “bell crown” cap made of Army olive fabric and has a woven wicker construction. Hat is marked inside crown by “MEYER’S MILITARY SHOP, WASHINGTON D.C.” and shows a patent date label of January 7, 1913, and is size stamped 7-3/8. CONDITION: Uniform and hat are both excellent overall with the exception of an easily replaced button off the front of the coat. 1,000 - 1,400 177 - LOT OF 5: PAIRS OF U.S. GAUNTLETS-ONE SET WITH BULLION DECORATION. Largest : 14” x 7 -1/4”. Lot contains: A) Set of Model 1905 gauntlets, interiors with contract stamp from the Daniel Hays Company, dates not legible. B) Three sets of non-regulation gauntlets, one set exhibits split seams. C) Exceptional Civil War period pair with gold bullion facings which feature spread-wing eagles over crossed cannons, scrolls and leaves. CONDITION: All are in very good condition unless otherwise noted. From the Ray Bentley collection. (Very Good). 800 - 1,200

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178 - MODEL 1902 MASS. NATIONAL GUARD INSPECTOR GENERAL’S DEPT. UNIFORM GROUP. Lot contains: Model 1902 officer’s dress visor cap with gold bullion oak leaves embroidered onto the patent leather visor and eagle embroidered on the front. Gold chinstrap with MASS NG side buttons. Interior with leather sweatband and black satin lining. Cap shows moderate wear: Model 1902 officer’s double breasted frock coat with MASS staff buttons, four rows of gold quatrefoil with Inspector General’s Department embroidered insignia. No shoulder knots present: Model 1902 tailed dress uniform with MASS staff buttons, four rows of gold quatrefoil with Inspector General’s Department embroidered insignia. No knots present: Black wool vest with MASS buttons: Black wool trousers with 1” gold strips on outer seams and MASS pocket buttons: Model 1895 officers jacket with Lt Col. staff shoulder straps, missing collar insignia. Included in the lot is a Model 1875 enlisted belt with rectangular “US” buckle and Reproduction Civil War artillery shell jacket, two pairs of trousers and belt rig. CONDITION: Uniforms are in excellent condition but do need to be cleaned. 800 - 1,200 179 - LOT OF U.S. ARMY MODEL 1902 OFFICERS DRESS BELTS & SWORD HANGERS. Largest : 15 -1/2” x 2”. Lot contains: A) Company grade cavalry officers belt, gold/yellow facings, no sword hangers. CONDITION: Excellent condition with toning to the gold brocade. B) Field grade officers belt with gold brocade, no sword hangers. CONDITION: Very good condition with verdigris in evidence. C) Company grade artillery officers belt with red/gold facings, complete with sword hangers. CONDITION: Red facings exhibits light fading, some split seams evident. D) Field grade belt and hangers, gold brocade facings. CONDITION: Moderate wear. E) Company grade cavalry officers belt and hangers, gold/yellow facings. CONDITION: Moderate wear. All are complete with Model 1874 belt plates. F) Model 1902 Dress Sword Knot. CONDITION: Shows edge wear. G) Company grade sword hangers with faded blue and gold facings. CONDITION: Some split seams. H) Field grade officers sword hangers with gold brocade. CONDITION: Very good condition. I) Undress sword hanger in russet leather. Marked “R.I.A. 1904”. CONDITION: Very good. From the Ray Bentley collection. 700 - 1,000

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180 - EARLY 1900’S TROPICAL USMC WHITE LINEN UNIFORM COAT. Tropical Fatigue Uniform, circa 1903-10. 1899 Pattern. The coat is constructed of a very thin white linen-like material. Five gold gilt, high domed brass buttons by Horstmann of Philadelphia are held on by small rings. There is no USMC Quartermaster stamps visible inside the coat. This is a rare and seldom seen summer tunic from the Boxer Rebellion / Philippine Insurrection period. Most likely theater made for tropical or humid climate like China or the Philippines as material is thinner than any regulation US made uniform we have seen. Sterling false embroidered 1st Lt. bar on one shoulder and a sterling pin-backed expert rifle badge above left the breast pocket. CONDITION: Some light staining from collar fastener corrosion and light discoloration from period wear. Overall very good. 600 - 900 181 - WWI USMC ENLISTED DRESS BLUE UNIFORM COAT & HAT. Lot consists of a World War I era Pattern 1912 USMC enlisted blue dress blouse and Pattern 1912 dress blue cover. Uniform has regulation Corporal’s stripes, and correct brass USMC buttons. Inside of sleeve is stamped in black ink: J. (J)? RUSSELL, but is somewhat hard to read. Hat retains period correct gold gilt enlisted eagle, globe and anchor (EGA) device. Hat is contract stamped: W.H. HORSTMANN, PHILADELPHIA CONTRACT JULY, 15, 1915 to inside of russet brown leather sweatband. Tarred bill and chinstrap are intact with original side buttons. CONDITION: Uniform is excellent and from a smoke-free home. One small moth nip the size of pencil head on LH sleeve near the buttons. Hat shows some light period wear, with sweatband loose in places. Tar on bill shows evidence of heat crinkling. Overall, a decent example of the iconic World War I Marine Corps “dress blues” uniform. 600 - 800 182 - USMC PATTERN 1904 ENLISTED SPECIAL FULL DRESS COAT & HAT. Marine Corps P1904 enlisted special full dress coat with P1904 hat. This uniform was not general issue but was prescribed for special events and duty postings in addition to the iconic “dress blues” uniform that we so commonly associate with Marines. Uniform is a size 36 lined on the inside in polished cotton. ID’d in the sleeve to: “M. STACK”. Remnants of a 1906 dated USMC Quartermaster tag remain in collar. Hat is the 1904 undress enlisted pattern in dark blue wool with tarred leather bill and chinstrap, and correct USMC brass high dome buttons. EGA device is nice variation, and was “trenched” or hand stippled by it’s former owner. CONDITION: Uniform is excellent overall, and hat shows one small moth nip on the right side. 600 - 800

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183 - IDENTIFIED USMC WWI 5TH BRIGADE UNIFORM GROUP. ID’d Marine Corps lot that consists of a World War I period summer service uniform coat, mustard yellow wool fatigue shirt, tropical visor hat, identity disks and medals. Uniform is the 1912 pattern and has green wool MSgt stripes on the sleeves as well as a felt 15th Separate Bn, 5th Brigade shoulder patch. Pinned on the uniform are the Marine Corps Good Conduct medal (rim No. 22193), World War I Victory Medal with St. Mihiel, Meuse Argonne, and Defensive Sector bars, and a sterling rifle expert badge. Identity Disks on original cord read: “JOHN. D. RAY, 4-20-17, U.S.M.C.”. Uniform has matching set of bronze EGA collar discs. Hat is 1922 enlisted pattern with correct EGA device affixed. All items are period correct and appear to have been with the grouping forever. CONDITION: Uniform is excellent with no fading, holes, etc. M1916 wool undershirt rates same. Hat is missing it’s leather sweatband, is a size 7, and rates very good. 500 - 700

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LOT - 184 184 - LOT OF 16: WWI US FIELD GEAR & HELMET. Lot contains: (A) Two U.S. gas mask bags, only one retains mask and cartridge. (B) Pair of soft calfskin leather officer’s gaiters. (C) Two sets of green cloth puttees. (D) Three U.S. 11 pocket grenade vests dated 1918. (E) Two M1910 haversacks, one with light soiling on front flap. (F) Unmarked World War I U.S. canteen. (G) Beautiful set of scarce Mills M1907 Field Suspenders. (H) U.S. M1917 helmet with original liner and chinstrap. (I) Signal Corps flag kit. CONDITION: All items in very good to excellent condition unless otherwise noted. 400 - 600

186 - WWI U.S. ARMY UNIFORM GROUP. World War I “Doughboy” uniform group that consists of enlisted combat tunic with Sargent’s stripes, wound stripe, two overseas service stripes, 110th Infantry collar discs, DFC, Silver Star, World War I Victory and Croix de Guerre ribbons. Enlisted wool trousers with cloth puttee leg wraps, brass U.S. Army issue trench whistle, and a M1917 helmet that retains its original liner and chinstrap. Old military style leather boots are included. CONDITION: Overall excellent. Uniform shows only the lightest wear, is free of mothing, from a smoke free home. 200 - 400

LOT - 185 185 - WWI USMC 5TH BRIGADE UNIFORM WITH MILITARY POLICE ARMBAND & HAT. USMC World War I forest green wool uniform coat with military police wool arm band and 5th Brigade multi-piece wool shoulder patch. Uniform is Quartermaster date stamped to the inside 1918-1919 size 3-M and has two gold overseas service stripes on the sleeve. Hat is a USMC pattern 1912 winter “bell crown” cap. Hat is marked inside crown by “MEYER’S MILITARY SHOP, WASHINGTON D.C”. and shows a patent date label of January 7, 1913, and is size stamped 7-3/8. CONDITION: Uniform is very good, and hat rates good as it needs re-stitched on the back section of the crown. 400 - 600 68

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187 - LOT OF 4: GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICER TUNIC, TROUSERS, PILOT BADGE, & PAIR OF BOOTS Lots contains: (A) Luftwaffe Officer tunic, (B) Luftwaffe trousers, (C) Luftwaffe pilot badge, and (D) pair of boots. (A) Tailor made fine quality wool Tuchrock in the rank of 2nd Lieutenant, in overall near mint condition. Collar has machine sewn golden yellow (for either flight or paratrooper personnel) collar tabs in near mint condition, and tailor applied officer bullion tress. Sewn in shoulder boards are are near mint as well with no damage to the bullion. Early droop tail officer bullion eagle is correctly hand applied over the right pocket, with no apparent damage. The four front and four pocket buttons are all matching and era applied. Two smaller shoulder board buttons are also untouched. A ribbon bar consisting of a four year Luftwaffe service ribbon, and a 1938 Austrian Anschluss ribbon are pinned to the tunic. Two era applied badge loops are present under the left upper pocket. The dagger hanger is present and the full lining is in rayon with no damage visible. A Bremen tailor label is present in the neck. (B) Pair of Luftwaffe officer trousers in a fine quality blue gray wool in overall near mint condition. Trousers are 41” long with a 32” waist, with a rayon waistband and cotton lining. Side adjustment straps and blue steel buckles are present along with three slit pockets on the front and rear. 14 original era applied plastic buttons are present on the fly, waistband, pockets and suspender straps. There are no visible markings. (C) Luftwaffe pilot’s badge made by “BWS” in overall very good condition. Zinc badge its original pin and catch assembly and is heavily tarnished, with bubbling under the silver finish. (D) German World War II officer’s boots in overall very good condition. Black leather boots are 17” tall and are in about size 11. Markings on the soles appear to be a “43” and a “8”. 1,300 - 1,800

188 - WWII USN M422-A FLIGHT JACKET WORN BY ADMIRAL FRED SHERMAN. Largest : 34 -1/4” x 17”. Standard World War II issued U.S. Navy M422-A flight jacket featuring leather name tag on upper left breast embossed with a Naval Aviator wing and “Fred C. Sherman/ Vice Admiral, USN”. Frederick C. Sherman (1888-1957) graduated from the Naval Academy in 1910, commanded submarines during World War I, after becoming a naval aviator, Sherman served as executive officer of USS Saratoga (CV-3) in 1937, and of Naval Air Station San Diego to 1938. He commanded USS Lexington (CV-2) from 1940 until her loss in the Battle of the Coral Sea. Promoted to Rear Admiral, he served as assistant chief of staff to COMINCH Admiral Ernest King until the end of 1942. He served in the Fast Carrier Task Force, as Commander, Carrier Division 2 in 1943, and as Commander, Task Group 38.3 in 1944–45. Sherman was a three-time recipient of the Navy Cross. Promoted to Vice Admiral in 1945, he became Commander, United States Fifth Fleet before retiring in 1947. Upon retirement, he was promoted to Admiral on the retired list. Sherman died on July 27, 1957 in San Diego, California, and the Frederick C. Sherman Field on nearby San Clemente Island was dedicated in his honor on January 11, 1961. CONDITION: The jacket exhibits minor wear on the fur collar, knitted cuffs and waistband. The interior label shows moderate wear, being only partially legible, and the lining exhibits a few rips, working zipper. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,000 - 1,500

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189 - WWII M-445A FLIGHT JACKET WORN BY ADMIRAL WILLIAM HALSEY. Largest : 30” x 17 -1/2”. Fleece lined flight jacket made by H.L.B.Corp. N.Y. Sewn to the upper left breast is a gold embossed leather name tag with Naval Aviator’s wing over “W.F. Halsey/ Admiral U.S. Navy”. William Halsey graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1904. He served in the Great White Fleet and during World War I commanded the USS Shaw. He took command of the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga in 1935 after completing a course in naval aviation and was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral in 1938. At the start of the War in the Pacific, Halsey commanded the task force centered on the carrier USS Enterprise in a series of raids against Japanese-held targets. Halsey was made Commander, South Pacific Area and led the Allied forces over the course of the Battle for Guadalcanal and the fighting up the Solomon chain. In 1943 he was made Commander of the Third Fleet, the post he held through the rest of the war. He took part in the Battle for Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle of World War II. He was promoted to Fleet Admiral in December 1945 and retired from active service in March 1947. CONDITION: The jacket is in excellent condition with working Talon zipper and minor wear to the leather. Name tag shows light crazing. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,000 - 1,500

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190 - LOT OF 3: U.S. ARMY GENERAL OFFICER RANK BELTS & HOLSTERS. Each : 16” x 1 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) World War II period russet leather belt with two piece gold plated eagle buckle and matching russet .45 Automatic holster. The belt is maker marked “Hickok” and size “37” in gilt lettering. CONDITION: Both belt and holster are in excellent condition showing only minor wear. B) WWII period russet leather belt with two piece gold plated eagle buckle and matching russet holster for use with the Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP and Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP. The belt is maker marked “Hickok” and size “35” in gilt lettering. CONDITION: Both belt and holster are in excellent condition showing only minor wear. C) Post WWII russet leather belt with two piece gold plated eagle buckle. CONDITION: Belt and buckle are in unissued condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. Excellent 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 191 191 - LOT OF 3: WWII FLIGHT JACKET & UNIFORMS OF ADMIRAL GEORGE R. HENDERSON. Largest : 34 -1/2” x 19”. Lot contains: A) U.S. Navy G-1 flight jacket made by Cagleco Sportswear. The upper left breast features a leather tag, gilt embossed with Naval Aviator wing over “G.R. Henderson Rear Admiral, USN”, showing moderate wear and light crazing. CONDITION: The jacket exhibits moderate wear. There is a rip in the right shoulder and wear to the fur collar. Zipper missing its pull tab. B) Khaki U.S. Navy officer’s jacket, the interior label stamped “G.R. Henderson R. Admiral USN”. CONDITION: Jacket is in excellent condition but missing shoulder boards. C) Khaki U.S. Navy officer’s jacket. CONDITION: Heavy wear, no buttons or shoulder boards. Also included is a U.S. Navy khaki shirt. CONDITION: Excellent condition. In 1917 George Henderson entered the Naval Reserve Flying Corps and in 1922 was transferred to the regular Navy in the grade of Lieutenant. After flight training he was assigned to Aircraft Squadrons Atlantic in June 1922. Here he set ten world records for seaplane performance at the Naval Air Show in Bayshore Park, Maryland on October 25, 1924. In November 1924 he was assigned as Chief Pilot of the Navy Test Board. Prior to the commencement of World War II, Henderson served as Executive Officer of the aircraft carrier Hornet and on April 18, 1942 was aboard Hornet when she participated in the Doolittle Raid against the Japanese home islands. After his tour on Hornet he served a short stint as Chief of Staff and Air to Commander Patrol Wing Two in June 1942. Promoted to Captain, Henderson commanded the carrier Princeton in February 1943. Princeton participated in the First and Second Rabaul Air Strikes, on November 5 and 11, 1943. By January 1944 Henderson was serving as Commander Aircraft, Munda and Commander Fleet Air Wing One and was promoted to Rear Admiral in July 1944, taking command of Carrier Division 28. Between September 1944 and early 1945 he successively participated in the Invasion of Palau, Battle of Leyte Gulf, and Invasion of Lingayen Gulf. In February 1945 he took command of Carrier Division 25 for the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. As the war was winding down in August 1945, Henderson was serving ashore as Commander Fleet Air, Quonset Point, Rhode Island. In August 1950, shortly after the start of the Korean War, Henderson served as Commander Fleet Air, Japan. He assumed command of Carrier Division 5 in May 1951 and as Commander of Task Force 77 during operations in Korea from May to August 1951. In October 1951 he served as Commander of Naval Air Bases, 11th & 12th Naval Districts headquartered in San Diego, California. Henderson retired in 1954 with the rank of Vice Admiral, one of two World War II naval aviator admirals to have gone from Seaman to Admiral. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 192 192 - LOT OF 6: US USAAF & AIRBORNE JACKETS & 1970’S LIEUT GEN’L FLIGHT SUIT. Largest : 60” x 17”. Lot contains: A) World War II USAAF officer’s uniform jacket with felt Air Force and bullion 9th Air Force patches, Meyer sterling pilot wing, rank and collar insignia and ribbon bars. B) WWII USAAF officer’s short uniform jacket with bullion Air Force patch, sewn-on ribbon bars, collar insignia and bullion service bars. C) WWII 11th Airborne Division officer’s uniform jacket with sterling jump wing, sterling CIB, ribbon bars, collar insignia and bullion Lieutenant rank insignia. D) WWII USAAF officer’s uniform jacket with 8th Air Force patch, unmarked pilot wing - one clutch post broken off, ribbons and rank insignia. E) WWII enlisted Ike jacket with felt 1st Air Force and British made 8th Air Force patches, complete with collar insignia and ribbon bar. F) CWU-27/P flight suit, Velcro backed name patch embossed with a command pilot wing and “M.L. Boswell”, left breast with Alaska Air Command patch, the shoulders display plastic encased Lieutenant General’s stars. CONDITION: All are in very good to excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. Very good 800 - 1,200

LOT - 193 193 - LOT OF 3: U.S. ARMY GENERAL OFFICER RANK BELTS & HOLSTERS. Largest : 16 -1/2” x 1 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) Black leather belt with two piece gold plated eagle buckle and matching .45 automatic holster. CONDITION: Both belt and holster are in very good condition showing only minor wear. B) Russet leather belt with two piece gold plated eagle buckle. CONDITION: In unused condition, the buckle still wrapped in paper and contained in its original box. C) World War II period russet leather holster for the Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP and Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 and used on the General officer’s belt. CONDITION: Exhibits minor wear. From the Ray Bentley collection. Excellent 800 - 1,200

LOT - 194 194 - LOT OF 2: WWII LEATHER FLIGHT JACKETS. 21” x 27”. Lot contains: (A) U.S.N. Type G-1 flight jacket, the left breast exhibiting a painted leather squadron patch “VB-6”, embossed thick leather name tag reading “Lt. R.H. Best”. The right breast with six stenciled bombs. While this is a completely original U.S.N. flight jacket, we are of the opinion the squadron patch, name tag and painted bombs were added post period. CONDITION: The jacket exhibits moderate wear, excellent knitted cuffs, working zipper with attached brass whistle. (B) U.S. Army Type A-2 flight jacket made by the Aero Leather Co, Beacon New York. The left breast exhibits a thick leather name tag embossed with bombardier wings and “Thomas W. Ferebee”, working Talon zipper. The back stenciled with 60 white bombs. While this is a completely original World War II A2 flight jacket, we are of the opinion the name tag and painted bombs were added post period. CONDITION: The jacket exhibits moderate wear to the leather, knitted waistband and cuffs. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200

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195 - WWII A-2 FLIGHT JACKET WITH C.L.CHENNAULT NAME TAG. World War II USAAF flight jacket with multi-piece leather 14th Air Force patch sewn on the left breast, above which is a leather name tag reading “C.L. Chennault”, single leather star is on each shoulder. Label from I Spiewak & Son’s North Bergen N.J, size label 44. Considering that General Chennault’s A-2 flight jacket is in the Smithsonian and was donated by his son, we would assume that this jacket, although an original World War II A-2 flight jacket, has had its insignia and name tag added post period. CONDITION: Leather shows moderate wear, heavy at the shoulders. Brown knitted cuffs and waistband show scattered holes, working “Crown” zipper. Brown cotton lining in very good condition. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200 196 - WWII GERMAN TRANSPORT EM/NCO VISOR CAP & US VETERAN LOT. Issue, visor cap with a field-grey wool body and crown and a deep green center band with light blue wool waffenfarbe to the crown edge and both the top and bottom edges of the center band. The cap has a blackened patent leather chinstrap intact with two metal side buttons. Included is paperwork pertaining to the veteran who captured the cap, Major Saul B. Jacobson, consisting of railway vouchers, pay record, promotion form and German surrender leaflet. Also included is a group of Major Jacobson’s uniform insignia including rank and shoulder sleeve insignia. CONDITION: The interior of the cap is fully lined in orange, issue quality, cotton. Sweat diamond missing. The interior of the cap also has its complete leather sweatband firmly attached to the body. Crown stiffener has been removed, giving the cap a rakish look. Exterior of the cap exhibits light soiling, interior shows moderate service wear. Paperwork shows expected wear. Very good 600 - 800

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197 - LOT OF 2: UNITED STATES WWII NAVY HEAVY AERO JACKET & TROUSERS. Lot contains: (A) US Navy Winter Flight Jacket, and (B) USAAF Winter Flight Trousers. (A) U.S. Navy fur lined leather flight jacket in overall excellent condition. Cloth tag on inside left includes a “M-445A” jacket in size 40 made by the “H.L.B. Corp, NY”. Jacket has two flapped pockets on the lower front secured by buttons, and full frontal zipper made by “TALON”. Top of right shoulder has 4” of damage which has been partially repaired, and the leather on the lower sleeves and lower back has areas of dryness and light cracks. (B) U.S. Army Air Force fur lined leather flight trousers in overall near mint condition. Cloth tag inside waistband includes “Type A” in size 36 regular, and made by “Rough Wear Clothing Co., Middletown, PA”. Three zippers on fly and two side pockets are made by “TALON”, and the two leg zippers are made by “YKK”. Trousers include the suspenders which are sewn in and have two buckles and leather adjustment components. 500 - 800 198 - LOT OF 13: WWI & WWII U.S. MILITARY BELTS & HOLSTERS. Lot contains: (A) Two World War II Sam Browne officer’s belts. (B) U.S. Navy Officer dress sword belt and hangers made and marked by Hilborn Hamburger. (C) White parade web cartridge belt. (D) Three World War I era khaki web cartridge belts with one having a MILLS 1907 marked, .45 mag pouch attached. (E) 1945 dated OD green USGI cartridge belt. (F) Russet brown leather U.S. World War II 1911/1911A1 .45 auto holster with BOYT- 44 date. (G) Brown leather U.S. .45 auto holster marked BALEN LEATHER PROD. (H) Black leather Vietnam era .38 DA holster. (I) Russet brown leather swivel attachment for 1911 Auto holster, marked “BOYT -42”. (J) Vietnam era brown leather “rigger made” .38 holster (snaps detached). CONDITION: Holsters and belts are in used, but otherwise good to excellent condition unless otherwise noted. 400 - 600

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LOT - 200 199 - LOT OF 5: WWII USMC UNIFORMS, M1 HELMETS, & 48 STAR U.S. FLAG. Lot contains: (A) Two World War II 1st Sgt Marine Corps Uniforms and a . Also included is a complete set of Dress Blues and Service “A” or greens. Blues are named in the blouse and trousers to a J.E. REILLY. Collars retain original and correct P1937 EGA devices. Both uniforms have matching ribbons that reflect service in both World War II and the Korean War. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint with no evidence of mothing or fading. (B) World War II period 48 star U.S. flag with separately applied stars. CONDITION: Shows some yellowing to the white stripes. (C) Two U.S. M1 Steel Helmets. Post World War II. One with a camo finish retaining its line and chinstraps. Second helmet does not have a liner. CONDITION: Very good. 300 - 500

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200 - LOT OF 2: M1955 US MARINE CORPS VIETNAM ERA FRAGMENTATION VEST & M72 LAWS ROCKET TUBE. Lot contains: An example of the body armor and light anti-armor rocket used by USMC combat troops in Vietnam. (A) This medium size M1955 fragmentation was most likely made and issued 1966-1969. CONDITION: Vest shows field wear with some teeth on the zipper missing, all snaps present and working with tight stitching. Overall a good representative example and displays nicely. (B) The M72 LAWS 66mm rocket tube is empty and inert with a label designation it as the M190 variation. Tube extends and sights pop up properly. CONDITION: Makers label and armor plates are still present. 200 - 400 201 - LOT OF 6: AMERICAN WWI & WWII JACKETS & UNIFORM Largest : 33” x 18”. Lot contains: A) World War II officer’s wool short overcoat with wool-border 36th Division patch and bullion major’s rank insignia. CONDITION: Excellent. B) WWII USMC enlisted uniform, the jacket with 1st Division patch, Sergeant’s chevrons, ribbon bar, Marine basic badge and wool fourragère. Includes a pair of WWII USMC wool trousers. CONDITION: Uniform shows a few scattered holes but nothing distracting. C) U.S. Navy M-445A heavy fleece lined flight jacket. CONDITION: Rips in both shoulders. D) WWII officer’s uniform jacket with 78th Division patch, sterling CIB, ribbon bars. Collar and Captain’s rank insignia. CONDITION: Very good condition. CIB has one clutch bar broken off. E) WWII USAAF enlisted uniform jacket with felt Air Force and British-made felt 8th Air Force patches, Sergeant’s chevrons, sterling shirt-size aerial gunner’s wing, ribbon bars, and unnamed slot brooch Air Medal. CONDITION: Very good condition. F) WWI U.S. Air Service wool jacket with “US” and Air Service collar insignia, Sergeant’s chevron with bullion wing/propeller, two bullion overseas chevrons, U.S. Air Service rating certificate holder, dog tag named to “George E. Black” and mess kit extensively engraved with: “George E. Black” , wing/propeller, individuals names, “12th Squad”, “825th Aero”, crossed flags and French town names. Included is a copy of Black’s discharge, copies of photographs and an original roster of the 825th Aero Squadron. CONDITION: Jacket shows minor service wear. From the Ray Bentley collection. Very good 600 - 900

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LOT - 202 202 - LOT OF 4: BRITISH VICTORIAN OFFICER’S SILVER CARTRIDGE BOXES & BELT. Largest : 21” x 3”. Lot contains: A) The curved rectangular cartridge box has an engraved foliate border and an applied brass Royal cipher for Victoria surmounted by a crown. The bullion decorated leather pouch comes with twin belt loops at both ends and leather belt. The leather belt has silver lace bullion sewn onto it and is mounted with silver buckle, slider and end plate, silver rosette boss and the “prickers” plate. Cartridge box and mounts display English hallmarks. CONDITION: Very good condition with minor wear to the silver belt facings. Another similar Victorian sterling silver mounted cartridge box and shoulder belt. B) The curved rectangular cartridge box has an engraved foliate border and an applied brass Royal cipher for Victoria surmounted by a crown. The bullion decorated leather pouch comes with twin belt loops at both ends and leather belt. The leather belt has sewn onto it gilt silver lace bullion and is mounted with gilt silver buckle, slider and end plate, silver rosette boss and the “prickers” plate. Cartridge box and mounts display English hallmarks. CONDITION: Excellent. C) Victorian officer’s belt with silvered buckle with applied silver royal cipher for Victoria, belt of silver lace bullion with Morocco leather backing. CONDITION: Very good. D) Silver bullion embroidered collar and cuff facings from a British Lordlieutenant dress uniform. CONDITION: Excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,200 - 1,500

LOT - 203 203 - LOT OF 2: BRITISH VICTORIAN ROYAL ARTILLERY SABRETACHE & DRESS CARTRIDGE BOX. Largest : 15” x 11 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) Victorian Black Morocco Leather Sabretache to The Royal Artillery, the front of black wool with silver wire lace border enclosing the gold and silver bullion Royal coat of arms over the gilt regimental crest, with three brass suspension loops and silver wire lace hangers. Complete with black Morocco leather pouch and red velvet lined service cover. B) Matching Victorian Royal Artillery Full Dress Cartridge Box, the front of black wool with silver wire lace border enclosing the gold and silver Royal coat of arms over the gilt regimental crest. Complete with black Morocco leather pouch and red velvet lined service cover. CONDITION: Both pieces show age toning to the embroidery and border but no damage or wear. From the Ray Bentley collection. (Very Good). 1,200 - 1,500 204 - LOT OF 8: VICTORIAN BRITISH ARMY OFFICER’S DRESS BELTS. 31 - 1/2” x 19 - 1/4”. Lot contains: A) Red Morocco leather belt with gold wire facing bearing single red stripe down center, gilt brass two piece buckle embossed with leaf designs, silver lion over Queen Victoria crown at center. B) Red Morocco leather belt with silver wire facing bearing single red stripe down center, silver two piece buckle embossed with leaf designs, silver lion over Queen Victoria crown at center, double sword sling with loops, silver hook at top. C) Russet leather belt with white wool borders and gold wire facing, rectangular gilt brass buckle with silver wreath centered with “VR/Crown” cipher. D) Russet leather belt with gold wire facing, gilt brass two piece buckle embossed with leaf designs, gilt Royal Arms design at center. Brass sword hook suspended from D ring. E) Red Morocco leather belt with gold wire facing, gilt brass rectangular buckle with silver crest of the “Princess Louise’s Own Argyll And Sutherland Highlander’s”. F) Red Morocco leather belt with gilt wire facing, gilt brass rectangular buckle bearing the silver crest of “The Royal Scots”. G) Black leather belt with gold wire facing and brass gilt three piece buckle of the Royal Artillery. Gold wire facing partially detached. H) Black leather belt with gold wire facing and brass gilt three piece buckle of the Royal Artillery. Gold wire facing partially detached. CONDITION: Unless noted, all are in very good to excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,200 - 1,600

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LOT - 205 205 - LOT OF 8: BRITISH MILITARY & STATE DRESS UNIFORMS. Lot contains: (A) Two Scarlet Household Cavalry Officer’s Tunics with twisted gold cord shoulder knots, gilt bullion collars and cuff facings. Complete with gold twisted cord aiguillettes. (B) Yeoman Warder “Beefeater” Tudor style state dress scarlet tunic, heavily emblazoned with ERII cipher and devices front and rear. (C) State Musician’s coat of the Household Cavalry, worn by the kettle drummers and trumpeters of the Household Cavalry at state occasions such as Coronations and Royal weddings. The coat displays elaborate gold lace with deep red and blue velvet. The massive cipher of Queen Elizabeth II surmounted by her crown adorns both front and back. (D) Irish Guards Staff Orderly Room Sergeant Tunic with heavy bullion rank insignia, gold lame collar and cuffs. (E) Royal Navy Rear Admiral’s Tail Coat with gold-faced shoulder boards and cuff braid. Jacket exhibits a gold bullion embroidered Royal Navy pilot at the cuff, gold and blue twisted cord aiguillette on one shoulder and gilt buttons. (F) Black wool Royal Navy trousers with 1-1/2” gold trim down each leg. (G) Pair black trousers with double scarlet stripes down each leg. (H) Pair black trousers with triple scarlet stripes down each leg. CONDITION: All are of relatively recent manufacture and are in excellent condition showing minor wear only. From the Ray Bentley Collection. Excellent condition 1,000 - 2,000

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206 - LOT OF 3: CASED BRITISH & CHILEAN NAVY EPAULETTES, HATS & SHOULDER BOARDS. Largest Box : 18” x 7 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) British Navy Officer’s Box containing bicorn (fore and aft) hat, gold bullion Captains epaulets and Rear Admiral’s shoulder boards. Epaulettes mounted with anchors and crowns and marked “Gieves Limited” on the reverse black leather. Sealskin hat with gold wire cockade and tassels. Interior of hat is marked “Gieves Ltd/ 21. Old Bond St London/ and at/ 118, Princes St Edinburgh”. Gilt shoulder boards with star, sword and crown insignia. Black Japanned fitted metal box measures 18” by 9” by 9” painted in the lid “R.S. Wellby/ R.N.”. CONDITION: Epaulettes show wear on the reverse, hat and shoulder boards are in excellent condition. Tin box shows wear to the painted surface. B) Chilean Navy Admiral’s Full Dress epaulettes, bicorn (fore and aft) hat and sash housed in their original Japanned metal case. Red wool-faced epaulettes with gilt bullion leaves and silver anchor decorations, reverse black leather backing embossed “G. Kenning & Son (Makers) London, E.C.1.”. Fore and aft sealskin hat with gilt wire cockade, gilt edging, white leather sweatband and silk lining embossed “Geo. Spencer Ordnance Rd The Hard Portsmouth”. Blue and gold silk sash with gilt wire tassels. Japanned fitted metal box measures 18” by 7-1/2” by 9-3/4”. CONDITION: The metal case showing moderate wear, the contents remain in excellent condition. C) Japanned box measuring 6-1/2” by 12-3/8” and 3-1/4” deep. The top with brass makers label “Hawkes & Co, 14 Piccadilly London” and another reading “W.S. Bentinck Esq. Rifle Brigade”. CONDITION: Very good. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 207 207 - LOT OF 3: BRITISH VICTORIAN OFFICERS, EDWARDIAN OFFICERS & 1957 TROOPERS TUNICS. Largest : 34” x 19”. Lot contains: (A) British Royal Horse Guard troopers tunic with label dated 1957. Blue Melton cloth tunic with red trim, regimental stay bright buttons and gold chevrons on the right sleeve. CONDITION: Excellent, showing minor wear. (B) Victorian Royal Artillery colonel’s tunic with extensive silver cuff trim, officer’s pattern knotted shoulder boards and collar insignia. CONDITION: Tunic displays minor wear but no damage. (C) British Edwardian Grenadier Guard captain’s scarlet wool tunic with extensive gold trim, white wool edging and Grenadier Guard buttons. CONDITION: Tunic is in excellent condition showing very minor wear only. Displayed around the waist is a red and gold officers sash and pinned to the tunic is an Order Of The British Empire and a King George V Jubilee medal both in very good condition. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200

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208 - LOT OF 2: BRITISH VICTORIAN ROYAL ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SABRETACHE & POUCH. Lot contains: (A) Royal Artillery Officers Full Dress Sabretache. The sabretache of standard pattern, gold train lace enclosing a blue cloth face bearing the embroidered Royal Arms, a scroll below, “Ubique”, oak leaf sprays, a gilt metal cannon of post 1874 pattern and at the bottom a tri-part scroll, “Quo Fas Et Gloria Ducunt”. Complete with the black Moroccan bag and all three D rings. (B) The pouch has similar frontal details with a “purse” style black Moroccan container, complete with gilt metal side mounts and carrying rings. The pouch complete with its leather backed gold lace cross belt with gilt buckle and fittings. CONDITION: The sabretache showing wear to the red velvet scrolls, the pouch with losses to the black wool facings. Very good 800 - 1,200 209 - LOT OF 3: BRITISH RAF & ARMY TUNICS. Largest : 33” x 18”. Lot contians: A) World War II RAF pilot tunic with RAF wings, buttons and officer’s cuff braid. Each shoulder displays “Canada” titles, the interior with a “Moss Bros & Co” label inked with the name “Chatterton 5/43 York”. All insignia appears to be original to the tunic. CONDITION: Tunic displays minor service wear and a few scattered holes. B) British officer’s World War II wool battledress tunic displaying the insignia of an 8th Army General with an extensive array of ribbons. Unnamed interior label from “Moss Bros Ltd/ Covent Garden London, W.C.2/ Phone Covent Garden 4567”. Accompanied by a pair of wool trousers. CONDITION: Both tunic and trousers are in excellent condition. C) British enlisted battle dress tunic displaying the insignia of an Army General. Interior stamped “Bond Clothes Shop/ Blouse Serge” with size markings, no date. CONDITION: Excellent condition showing no wear or use. From the Ray Bentley collection. 700 - 900 210 - LOT OF 3: MISCELLANEOUS PAIRS OF SHOES. Lot contains a pair of U.S. made “Royal Oak” size 11M low quarter shoes, a pair of ankle boots in size 10 with “Sindco” marked heels, and a pair of 12” high Japanese boots. All three pairs are in very good condition. 200 - 450

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LOT - 211 211 - GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS “TOTENKOPF” OFFICER’S TUNIC. The Waffen SS was one of the most battle proven and feared organizations of the Second World War. Growing from a small elite bodyguard group during the early party years, this paramilitary organization grew to an impressive size during the second half of the war and commanded some of the war’s most well known SS divisions. Among these famous Waffen SS divisions was the SS Totenkopf (Death Head) Division. The SS Totenkopf Division took part in some of the earliest fighting of the war, such as the invasion of France. As the war progressed and Germany invaded the Soviet Union, the ensuing confrontation threw the SS Totenkopf Division into some of the war’s most notable battles such as The Demjansk Pocket, Kursk, and Budapest. This is a near mint example of a Waffen SS Totenkopf Officer’s Tunic. The base material of the tunic is made of a high quality, fine tricot wool. The tricot material of the tunic is near mint with no major damage or staining. Two very small moth nips are present on the lower, reverse side of the tunic, and a light moth track can be seen on the center of the reverse. The collar of the tunic has two collar tabs, is piped with a silver twisted cord, and the reverse side is lined with a fine brown wool. The left collar has an Officer’s type Totenkopf Death Head tab which is constructed of a high quality black badge cloth, with a bullion embroidered skull in the center and a twisted silver cord around the perimeter. The Totenkopf tab has been neatly hand stitched to the collar. On the opposite collar, the SS rank tab for a Hauptsturmfuhrer is neatly machine stitched to the collar. This rank tab is constructed of black badge cloth, three aluminum pips, two black and silver cords, and twisted silver piping. Both tabs are in near mint + condition. The shoulder boards are the sew-in type, and feature two gold anodized aluminum pips on each, to denote the rank of Hauptsturmfuhrer. The base of the boards are black badge cloth over a metal stiffener. The sleeves of the tunic utilize french cuffs and are adorned with the insignia of the SS. The top of the right sleeve has an original “missing log” variant Demjansk Shield that is attached to the sleeve using the four prongs and the back plate. The addition of this Demjansk shield signifies that this soldier fought in the Demjansk pocket, in Russia, during the encirclement. The SS Sleeve Eagle on the right sleeve is of Officer quality. The eagle is made of a black badge cloth base and bullion embroidered eagle which was then skillfully sewn to the sleeve by hand. The sleeve eagle is in near mint + condition. Below the sleeve eagle is an Officer quality sleeve diamond, denoting this soldier was administration. The diamond is hand sewn to the sleeve using the same method as the sleeve eagle and is in near mint + condition. The lower right sleeve of the tunic bares the cuff title “Totenkopf”. The SS used cuff titles to recognize the division each soldier belonged to. The cuff title is the standard RZM type. The lettering of the cuff title is embroidered with a white cotton thread, which runs slightly into the lower border. Each border of the cuff title consists of seven silver strands, the most widely recognized and accepted thread count by collectors for this style of cuff title. It is attached to the tunic by means of hand stitching, with a pattern more consistent of how the Totenkopf collar tab is applied. Eight silvered zinc buttons adorn the front of the tunic and two belt supporting buttons are on the back. All buttons are in near mint + condition. The tunic’s breast pockets are pleated with scalloped flaps, while the lower pockets are the slash type using scalloped flaps. The interior of the tunic is fully lined with a rayon blend lining. The lining is slightly soiled near the neck and shoulder areas, from daily use, but shows no signs of damage. The internal waist buckle is still present and without damage. A dagger hanger slot can be seen on the right side of the interior. There are no markings or tags visible on the interior. SS tunics are not easy to find on today’s market, and finding one from a unit that fought solely on the Russian front from 1940 onward is extremely difficult. 5,000 - 8,500

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212 - GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS VT/TV SUMMER WEIGHT DRILL TUNIC. An early SS Summer Weight Tunic in excellent condition. These early Summer Weight Tunics were originally intended to be used as drill tunics and saw most of their use between the years 1934 to 1939, with many still being worn well into the war years. Many of these tunics were completely worn out within the first years of the war, so finding original examples today can prove difficult. The tunic itself is a Heer pattern summer weight tunic. The base fabric of the tunic is made out of an earth grey colored, fine cotton twill. The tunic has four pleated front pockets with scalloped flaps, with the two lower front pockets being angled slash pockets. The tunic uses six closure buttons, which are held in place by metal retainers on the interior side. The collar tabs are neatly hand stitched in place by sewing under the tab and only through the first layer, the thread does not penetrate to the underside of the collar. The SS runes are made of white cotton machine stitched to a high quality black badge cloth backing. The rank tab is also made of high quality black badge cloth backing with two silver pips attached for the rank of “SS Oberscharfuhrer”. The sleeve eagle is an earlier nicely made “Hammerhead” variant made of white cotton machine woven on a high quality badge cloth backing. The eagle is neatly hand stitched to the sleeve. The slip-on style SS Scharfuhrer rank boards seem to be of a later make than the rest of the insignia, but are original and match the rank of the corresponding collar tab. Scattered light marks can be observed on the sleeves and the lower portion of the tunic near the slash pockets. No tags or size markings can be found on the tunics interior. This is an incredible opportunity to take home an early SS Summer Weight Drill Tunic. 3,000 - 5,500

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213 - GERMAN WWII “DEUTSCHLAND” SS OFFICER’S TUNIC. The Waffen SS was one of the most battle proven and feared organizations of World War II. Growing from a small elite bodyguard group during the early party years, this paramilitary organization grew to an impressive size during the second half of the war and commanded some of the war’s most well known SS divisions. “Deutschland” was one of the early original “Verfunggstruppe” (SS-VT) regiments which later on formed the nucleus of the SS Divison “Das Reich”. They were involved in some of the most well known and documented engagements of the second world war such as the 1940 Invasion of France, Operation Barbarossa, Operation Typhoon, Kharkov, Operation Citadel (Battle of Kursk), and the fighting in and around Normandy after the Allied landings. Truly a battle proven unit. The overall condition of this tunic is near mint plus. The tunic is made of a fine quality feldgrau wool which shows almost no wear, aside from minimal nap loss on a few high points. The two collar tabs are applied by machine stitching, but it is unknown if their application was done wartime. The tabs are made of a black badge cloth wrapped base and piped on the perimeter with a double twist silver cord piping. The right collar tab features bullion embroidered SS runes and the left rank tab has four zinc based rank pips, representing the rank of “Standartenfuhrer”. The left sleeve has a bullion embroidered SS Officer’s sleeve eagle hand sewn into place. The eagle is set higher up the sleeve than usually seen on SS uniforms, and is slightly canted when displayed on a bust. The sleeve eagle is most likely applied after the war. Lower down the tunics left sleeve, is the cuff-title for the SS regiment “Deutschland”. The cuff-title’s lettering and borders are embroidered in an aluminum thread. The cuff-title has a few areas of wear, where the woven black base has started to fray. There are also two light colored spots on the cuff-title that seem to be from tape or some type of adhesive at one time. The shoulder boards on this tunic are the “slip-on” type for the rank of “Standartenfuhrer”. They are made of a black base, piped with red for artillery units, and the top is weaved with a subdued silver. The shoulder board loops attached to the tunic for the slip-on shoulder boards appear to be hastily applied and may possibly be repaired. The front of the tunic has four pleated pockets with scalloped flaps, each of which use a single green painted zinc button to secure. The main front closure of the tunic utilizes six green painted zinc buttons. All ten buttons of the front of the tunic appear in near unworn condition and are securely sewn to the fabric. The second button hole for the main closure has a ribbon for an Iron Cross 2nd Class looped through and sewn to the reverse. The ribbon has a few holes and thread snags as well as a slight brown patina on the white. The front of the tunic has six sets of professionally sewn award loops. Three sets are located on the tunics left pocket, two sets above the left pocket, and one set on the right pocket. This soldier was highly decorated. The interior of the tunic is lined with a grey rayon fabric which is in near mint condition. There is one interior pocket, as well as a small hemmed slit on the tunics left side for the hanger of a dagger or sword to pass through. A cloth makers label was once present on the upper interior, but has been torn out at some point. The inner sleeves are lined with a striped rayon lining which shows some signs of wear and staining near the armpit areas. 2,200 - 4,500

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LOT - 215

214 - GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS ASSAULT GUN TROUSERS. A desirable set of Waffen SS Assault Gun Trousers. The first Assault Gun Uniforms were instituted sometime in 1940 and, with the exception of their color, were identical to their Panzer counterparts. This uniform was intended for use by Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun Crews, as well as the Assault Gun Crews; aka “Sturmgeschutz”. The Waffen SS took the same design of the Heer’s uniforms and added their own unique features to them. The main difference between the Heer version of the Assault Gun Trousers and the SS version is on the front pocket flaps of the trousers. The Heer version uses a single button closure, while the SS version uses two buttons for securing the closure of the flap. The trousers are constructed of a greenish colored tricot wool. The tricot wool shows minimal wear with some scattered light marks in the knee areas and a few small moth nips near the crotch area. Nearly all the construction stitching is intact and appears to still be strong. Both the front closure flaps, and the rear pocket flap are without damage. The waist tightening straps are intact and use a silvered steel buckle for adjusting. The silvered buckle has slight surface rust. The original green dyed internal cinch belt is included. The trousers use plastic buttons throughout and all are securely in place. The upper waistband of the interior is lined with a white ribbed cotton lining. The pockets of the trousers are made of the same white ribbed cotton. The crotch area is lined with a bluish-grey rayon. The lower ankle ties are intact. There are faint black ink stamps on the interior waistband. The upper stamp is illegible, while the lower reads “112”. 1,800 - 2,500

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215 - GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERALLEUTNANT FLYING BLOUSE (FLIEGERBLUSE). This Luftwaffe General’s Fliegerbluse appears to possibly be constructed of original parts, but it is unknown if this was done wartime or after. The base tunic is an Officer’s tunic made of a fine tricot wool with two lower curved slash pockets. The condition of the base tunic is near mint. The Luftwaffe General Rank Breast Eagle is made of a blue badge cloth base and gold bullion wire, and is skillfully hand sewn to the tunic. The eagle rates near mint with only a very slight even patina. The Luftwaffe General Collar Tabs are made of a white badge cloth base and gold bullion oak leave wreaths with two gulls, designating the rank of “Generalleutnant”. The tabs are machine sewn to the collar and are in near mint condition. The perimeter of the collar is piped in a twisted gold piping. Both Generallutnant Shoulder Boards are in near mint condition. They are the sew-in type and held down with a gold screw-down button. The right breast area has four award loops at the top for a long ribbon bar, and four sets below it. The left breast area has one set of award loops. The front flaps of the tunic are held together with four blue plastic buttons and four hidden button holes. The interior of the tunic is lined with ribbed rayon. The lining is near mint. There is a large Berlin manufacturer’s tag sewn on the inside lining near the collar. The tag has an even patina throughout and is hand stitched. The interior pocket of the tunic has a small white tailor’s label for the tailor “H. Miltenberger, Dresden”, and a typewritten name “Gen. Lt. Mahncke”. It appears the tag has most likely been added post war to the tunic. During the 1980’s these types of tags were known to have been added to uniforms to embellish the values. CONDITION: Near Mint. 1,800 - 2,500

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LOT - 217

216 - LOT OF 4: GERMAN WWII HEER OFFICERS DRESS TUNIC, VISOR CAP, TROUSERS, & PAIR OF BOOTS Lot contains: (A) Heer Transportation Officer Waffenrock tunic, (B) Transportation Officer Visor cap, (C) pair of matching Transportation trousers, and (D) pair of Officer Boots. (A) Prewar Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant) dress tunic in overall near mint condition. These Waffenrocks were worn until 1940 and were generally stored at home during the war. This fine quality tailor made doeskin wool tunic is near mint, with no visible damage. Collar is green wool with cornflower blue wool piping for the Transportation branch. The collar tabs are light blue backed with bullion Litzen, but appear to have been replaced. They are hand sewn and there is an old stitch line under the collar. The collar is hand sewn to the tunic and there is a 1” area where the thread is loose, underneath on the left side. The sewn in shoulder boards are silver bullion with light blue piping and one gold rank pip, for the rank of Oberleutnant. A green wool backed bullion eagle is hand applied to the right breast. Sleeve cuffs are green wool with blue piping and blue backed silver bullion Litzen. All the buttons on the tunic are matching and era sewn. There are two era sewn ribbon bar loops above the left breast. Tunic has a Hannover tailor label on the left inside, and appears to be in a small to medium size, with full rayon lining, dagger hanger slot, and an inner belt. An officer aiguillette is present on the right side. (B) An early Officer cornflower blue piped field visor cap in overall near mint condition. Field gray tricot wool is near mint, with two nips to the wool on top, and light blue wool piping denoting the transportation branch. Officer bullion chinstrap with era applied silver plated brass wreath and aluminum cockade. Aluminum eagle appears to be a replacement, as two old prong holes are visible inside. Band is in dark green wool. Inside sweat shield is intact with a Schellenberg maker mark and a paper size tag in 59. Leather sweatband is intact and is undamaged. Lining is undamaged and near mint. (C) Unmarked Waffenrock straight leg tricot wool trousers sized (about a 33” waist and 39” length). Trousers are excellent to near mint, and have the Transportation branch light blue wool piping, with boots straps. Trousers retains all 16 era applied plastic buttons. The lining is rayon with cotton pockets. (D) Pair of black leather jack boots in overall excellent condition. Boots are 16” tall in about a size 10. Each boots has an adjustment tab and buckle at the top with inside pull straps. 1,500 - 2,000 217 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN WWII HEER COMBAT TROUSERS & OVERSEAS CAP. This lot contains (A) pair of Heer Model 40 straight leg combat trousers, and (B) Heer Model 34 infantry enlisted overseas cap. (A) Field gray M40 combat trousers in unissued and near mint condition, with very minor nap wear in three or four small areas. Trousers are overall 43” long and have a 32” waist, with bold manufacturers and size markings, as well as being dated 1941. Trousers have one rear slit pockets and two side slash pockets. Waist retains nine aluminum buttons, four glass fly buttons and three glass pocket buttons. All buttons are era applied. Rear waist adjustment buckle retains 100% of its black black painted finish, and is marked “Prima”. Trousers are lined in an off-white ribbed cotton. (B) Heer M34 overseas cap in unissued near mint plus condition. Field gray wool cap has a gray cotton lining, which is nicely marked with a size “56” and manufactured by “Wiener Mutzen Lago”. Zinc rivets retain 100% of their original field gray finish. White “Russian braid” soutache is machine sewn, with the ends correctly tucked into the cap. Eagle is machine sewn and folded down on the top, with zig-zag sewing around the remainder. Cockade is tailor hand applied. The insignia is era applied. A nice pair of unissued Wehrmacht clothing items. 1,100 - 1,600

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LOT - 219

218 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE “RGG” NCO TUNIC & BELT WITH BUCKLE. Lot contains: (A) Prewar Luftwaffe NCO service tunic, and (B) Prewar Luftwaffe belt and buckle. (A) Luftwaffe Tuchrock to a NCO in one of the two Flak Battalions of the Regiment General Goering, in overall near mint condition. The Regiment General Goering was transferred from the police to the Luftwaffe in September of 1935, when General Goering was promoted to command the Luftwaffe. In 1936 the regiment was assigned to provide Flak protection for Hitler’s headquarters. The wool tunic was issued and worn, and does not have any noticeable damage, other than some light wear to the ends of the cuffs. The collar has white piping applied by hand, NCO tress correctly machine sewn, and red piped white collar tabs also correctly machine sewn. It is unknown as to when the collar tab rank gulls have been added, as they seem to be placed oddly but may represent a junior NCO (Oberjaeger) who was promoted to Unteroffizer at some point. The wool on the white piped shoulder boards matches the tunic, but it is unknown whether the junior NCO shoulder boards have been replaced at some point, as the inside shoulder seams have been opened and resewn by hand. The early droop tail eagle is correctly era hand applied over the right upper pocket. A very nice hand embroidered NCO RGG cufftitle is present on the right sleeve, and is hand applied with threads visible on the inside the the sleeve. All eight of the tunic and pocket buttons have the same maker, and the two shoulder board buttons are smaller but matching, with one being detached but present. Two era applied badge loops are present on the left upper pocket. The tunic is ink marked on the left inside with size markers, and the marking of the famous Berlin firm of “Karl Heisler”. The tunic also bears the stamping of “LBA35”, which represents an issue date of 1935. A Luftwaffe dogtag is present inside the left upper pocket, and is translated as the “5th Company of the Replacement and Training Battalion of Regiment Hermann Goering”. (B) Early Luftwaffe droop tail buckle in overall excellent condition. Leather tab is maker marked and dated 1937, with both a Luftwaffe unit and LBA stamp. Early “rough side out” leather belt is in size 90, and marked to a Heer unit in 1939. It is in very good condition. An early RGG tunic is a very desirable item, and the correct RGG unit marked visor cap is being offered in another lot. 1,200 - 1,600

219 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN WWII HEER OFFICER’S M42 HBT TUNIC & HBT TROUSERS. Lot contains: (A) German World War II Heer Officer’s M42 HBT Tunic (B) HBT Trousers. (A) The Gebirgsjager Officer HBT Tunic is, overall, in excellent condition. The base material is a green Herringbone Twill which shows very minor wear or fading. There are, however, a few small thread snags. The collar has two hand sewn Officer pattern Gebirgsjager tabs which show extensive wear. It is not known whether these tabs are period original to the tunic. Two green piped Officer shoulder boards, with one pip and ciphers reading “100”, are held to the tunic by a board loop and screw-down buttons. The boards show light wear and a few minor moth nips to the piping. The right sleeve of the tunic has a hand applied cloth Edelweiss emblem. It is unknown if this emblem is period original to the tunic. The Bevo breast eagle is machine applied using a zig-zag method and appears to be original to the tunic. Ten green painted zinc buttons are used to fasten the front flap and pockets and are held in place by circular clips. The buttons retain nearly all of their green paint. Two sets of award loops are on the right breast pocket. The interior of the tunic is partially lined with rayon. The interior shows minimal wear and no visible markings. (B) The HBT Trousers are in, overall, excellent condition. The herringbone twill base material shows light wear to the knee areas and light fading throughout. Thirteen dished buttons adorn the trousers and there is a single waist adjustment strap on the center rear waistband. The inner pockets are a made of a white ribbed cotton and no visible markings can be seen inside the pants. 1,200 - 1,500

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LOT - 220 220 - GERMAN THIRD REICH SS OFFICER’S PARADE BELT & BUCKLE. An SS Officer’s Brockade Belt with Buckle in excellent condition. The exterior of the belt features an alternating SS and oak leaf pattern, bordered with black and silver borders running the full length. The fabric is made of a fine aluminum threading which shows slight, even oxidization from exposure to a moist environment. The reverse of the belt is made of a fine green felt which shows slight wear and some foreign debris. The leather buckle adjustment tongue on the belt, which still retains the original SS RZM tag and the size stamp of “100”, is slightly stiff and has some shallow cracking from this. Two keepers are present on the belt and are in excellent condition, with slight oxidization matching that of the belt. The aluminum SS Officer buckle is constructed of two pieces; the front plate, and the crimped in place keeper hooks. The buckle is near mint and features the manufacturers mark “OCL” for “Overhoff”, the SS runes, 36/40, and the RZM symbol. The buckle’s aluminum keeper is still sewn to the end of the belt. 1,100 - 1,500

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LOT - 222

221 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN THIRD REICH NSDAP “KREISLEITER” TUNIC WITH BELT & BUCKLE. A German Third Reich NSDAP “Kreisleiter” tunic with belt and buckle in overall, near mint condition. The double breasted Kreisleiter tunic is made of a brown dyed woven tricot. The brown tricot has some minor fading which becomes evident when lifting a pocket flap, or the collar to reveal a darker brown area that has been shaded from light for decades. Two hand applied collar tabs are affixed to the tunic’s collar. They are made of a brown velvet covered base, piped in white rayon, and respectively adorned with gilded aluminum eagle and double oak leaves. The collar is also piped in a thicker white rayon piping for “Kreisleiter”. The left arm has a hand applied Political Leaders Armband attached to it which is in near mint condition. The lower portion of the armband is no longer attached to the sleeve with thread. Eight buttons are used on the front of the tunic to secure the pocket flaps, as well as the main closure. These buttons feature an eagle and swastika motif and show a beautiful patina from age. Two rear belt supporting buttons are securely attached, and match the patina of the tunic’s front buttons. A War Merit Cross ribbon and a Social Welfare ribbon have been looped through the top button hole and sewn in place. Both ribbons appear to be period attached. The interior of the tunic is lined with a high quality brown rayon which is in near mint condition. The sleeves are lined with a striped rayon fabric. The tunic’s interior features one interior pocket on the left side. The Brown Political Leader’s Leather Belt with Buckle is in near mint condition. The leather belt shows a few minor scuffs, some being from where the buckle has rubbed against, but the rest remains nearly new. The belt is RZM stamped near its end in the leather. The Political Buckle is made of gilded aluminum and is RZM marked “M4/22”. The buckle is completely intact and without damage. 1,100 - 1,500

222 - GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE OFFICER’S REEFER JACKET. A German WWII Kreigsmarine Officer’s Reefer Jacket in overall, excellent condition. The jacket is made of a dark blue wool tricot that exhibits very moderate wear with a few snags and holes in the cuff areas, as well as on the jacket’s left shoulder. The collar of the jacket is made of the same dark blue tricot wool as the rest of the jacket. It shows the same mild wear, and has a small separation of the seam where the collar meets the lapel on the jacket’s right side. The jacket’s breast eagle is a gold bullion Kreigsmarine eagle on a dark blue backing that shows a beautiful patina. The eagle is attached to the jacket by means of hand stitching. The lower cuffs of the jacket each have three stripes and a star. The stripes and stars show patina from age and a few points of wear from use. An Iron Cross Second Class ribbon is looped through the upper left button hole of the jacket and appears to be original to the jacket. There is a four place ribbon bar above the jacket’s upper left outer pocket. All ten of the gilded brass buttons are in place and are securely attached. It seems as though the jacket’s bottom left button is an older repair. The interior of the jacket is lined with a black cotton twill fabric. The fabric has a hole near the neck area, possibly from a hanger loop or tag being pulled out. A few areas of the sleeve liner’s seams have come loose from the lining, but are 95% intact. No maker’s label or stamps are observed on the inside of the jacket. 1,100 - 1,500

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223 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN WWII HEER CHAPLAIN NCO DRESS TUNIC & TROUSERS. Lot contains: (A) Heer Chaplain NCO Waffenrock tunic, and (B) pair of matching Chaplain trousers. (A) Prewar Hauptfeldwebel dress tunic in overall near mint condition. These Waffenrocks were worn until 1940 and were generally stored at home during the war. This fine quality tricot wool tunic is near mint with no visible damage. Collar is green wool with blue wool piping for the Chaplain branch, with machine sewn NCO tress. There is a 1” section of the tress on the left rear where the stitching has opened up. The collar tabs are blue backed and tailor machine sewn. A couple of the Litzen bullion threads are loose. The sewn in shoulder boards are green wool with blue piping, in the rank of Hauptfeldwebel. Each board has two NCO rank pips and the cipher of “17”. A green wool backed bullion eagle is correctly hand sewn to the right present, with very minor wear. Sleeve cuffs are green wool with blue piping and blue backed Litzen. All the buttons on the tunic are matching and era sewn. There are four era sewn ribbon bar loops above the left breast, and a pair of badge loops on the left side. Tunic is unmarked and appear to be in a small size, with full rayon lining, dagger hanger slot, and an inner belt. (B) Model 1940 straight leg wool trousers sized marked (about a 32” waist and length of 40”) and dated 1942. Trousers are excellent to near mint, and have the Chaplain branch blue wool piping. It is possible the piping was added at a later time. The top two buttons on the fly area have been replaced. The lining is in a off-white cotton, there is very slight soiling around the waistband, and there is one very small hole in the wool. Unique opportunity to own a Waffenrock in a very rare branch of the German Army. 1,000 - 1,500 224 - GERMAN WWII AFRIKAKORPS HEER PIONIER OFFICER TUNIC. Theater made tropical Pionier Officer tunic in overall excellent condition. Tunic is to a Major in the 33rd Panzer Pionier Battalion, which in November of 1940 was assigned to the 15th Panzer Divison. The 15th Panzer was formed from the 33rd Infanterie Division, and was sent to North Africa in April of 1941, and fought in the North Africa campaign. It fought at Kasserine Pass in February of 1943, and ultimately surrendered in May of 1943. Tunic is manufactured from a light brown cotton twill fabric, and the entire tunic appears to have been period custom tailored. It is not a normal issue tunic. An ink stamp with what appears to a maker mark in a box, as well as the number “18”, is present on the inside lower left. There is also an ink stamp with a “20” in a box on the right rear inside panel. Minor water staining is present on the front below the collar. Collar was hand tacked and then machine sewn. Collar tabs are hand applied with the same thread which attached the collar. Shoulder boards are in excellent condition, with era applied gold gilted brass cyphers for the 33rd battalion. Shoulder boards are attached via field gray wool loops. Light olive painted aluminum shoulder board buttons are secured via a smaller plastic button sewn inside. The five front buttons, as well as the four pocket buttons, are all in aluminum and matching, and in a light olive paint. A dark green wool backed bullion eagle is machine sewn with straight line stitching, and appears to have been era done. This is based on the presence of a clear imprint of the eagle on the inside. Two sets of two era-applied award loops are present on the left breast pocket, and another set above that pocket. Original “Afrikakorps” cuff title has not been era-applied. An interesting and unique tunic. 1,000 - 1,500

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LOT - 225 225 - GERMAN WWII HEER M36 NCO TUNIC. German World War II, Heer M36 NCO Tunic in near mint condition. The M36 tunic became the first standardized tunic of the German Army, during Germany’s rapid expansion of its military which began in 1935. These early tunics, with their five button fronts, scalloped and pleated pockets, and dark green collar, are still today considered the classic German Army Tunic of the Second World War. The tunic itself is made of a higher quality feld-grau wool which appears to be in an unworn state. The national eagle, “Hoheitzeichen”, above the tunic’s top right pocket, is machine zig-zag stitched with a light tan thread. The bottom portion of the eagle’s stitching gives the appearance that it may have come loose, but on further inspection it looks as though the tailor missed the eagle slightly and sewed into only the base fabric instead. The collar tab litzen are machine sewn to the collar and piped in the general branch piping dark green. Both tabs are in excellent condition, showing some slight fraying near the top and bottom of each tab. The perimeter of the collar is lined with a silver tress, denoting that the soldier is of an NCO rank. The tress is machine sewn and is near mint. The shoulder boards are the earlier pointed type with a dark green base. They have a silver tress running nearly the entire perimeter, denoting the rank of “Feldwebel”. They have no branch piping, which is correct. The boards have a white chain-stitched numeral “5” which designates “5th Infantry”. The boards are in near mint condition. The front of the tunic has five green painted zinc closure buttons which appear to be originally sewn to the tunic and retain approximately 98% of their original paint. The front closure button slits are reinforced with thread, which on some has become loose and slightly unraveled in areas. The four pocket buttons are the same type of green painted zinc buttons as the closure buttons. These four buttons appear to be originally attached and retain approximately 98% of their original paint. The four sets of three belt hook adjustment holes are correctly thread reinforced and have belt hooks through each set. A Second Pattern Heer Shooting Lanyard is attached from the shoulder strap button to the second from top closure button. The lanyard is a Grade 1 and is in near mint condition. The interior is partly lined with a finely ribbed cotton fabric and is in near mint condition. The four belt hook adjustment straps, and first aid bandage pocket, are intact and near mint. The interior is ink stamped with the maker’s name “Schildmann and Co, Bensheim”, the depot code and year “F 39”, meaning Frankfurt 1939, and the sizing. It is also worth pointing out that this tunic has not been shortened or modified. Many early tunics were altered by the wearer during the war by “upgrading”. This could be from the wearer changing the collars to the officer type collar, changing the breast eagles to flatwire types, or shortening the tunic, which seemed to be a popular trend at the time. Non-upgraded tunics are difficult to obtain on the current market. 900 - 1,400

LOT - 226 226 - GERMAN THIRD REICH NSDAP “KREISLEITER” VISOR, RIDING BREECHES, & BOOTS. Lot contains: (A) NSDAP “Kreisleiter” Visor, (B) NSDAP Riding Breeches, (C) Brown Boots. (A) The Kreis Level Political Visor is, overall, in near mint condition. The main upper body of the cap is made from a fine tricot wool which is in near mint condition. The visor’s band is covered in a high quality brown velvet. The visor is trimmed with a white piping, signifying the rank of “Kreisleiter”. The piping is near mint, maintaining its high white appearance and shows no signs of moth damage. The bill of the visor is made of a covered pressed paper, with the exterior being finished in a brownish-red. The bill is near mint with two small chips to the covering. The visor’s insignia consists of a near mint gilded aluminum NSDAP cap eagle and a near mint gilded zinc cockade and wreath. The interior of the visor is also in near mint condition. It is lined with a golden rayon that shows no signs of sweat staining. The brown sweatband is near mint with no tears or rips. The rhomboid shaped celluloid sweat shield is nearly 100% intact and has only a few small areas where it has cracked. Under the sweatband, a brown RZM label for “Tuchmutze” can be found stamped with the manufacturer’s code and the cap’s production number. (B) The NSDAP Riding Breeches are in near mint plus condition. The breeches are made of a light brown tricot wool which shows no signs of staining, mothing, or snags. All buttons are present, as well as the waist adjustment straps and metal buckles. The upper interior waistband is lined with a striped cotton twill. The pockets are made of a white cotton twill and show some slight brown staining. (C) The Brown Leather Boots are in excellent condition. They show slight crazing from age and a few areas with light scuffing on the high points. The soles are made of a thick leather and the heel is padded with rubber. The boots are marked size 42 on the sole. 900 - 1,300

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227 - LOT OF 5: GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WINTER FLIGHT JACKET, TROUSERS, HELMET, GOGGLES, & PAIR OF BOOTS Lot contain: (A) Luftwaffe Winter Flight Jacket, (B) Luftwaffe Winter Flight Trousers, (C) Luftwaffe Flight Helmet, (D) set of Luftwaffe Flight Goggles, and (E) pair of Luftwaffe Flight Boots. (A) Unworn very early lamb fur lined suede fabric flight jacket in overall excellent condition. Cloth tag inside indicates maker of “Karl Heisler” in Berlin with a date stamp of “18. Juni 1936”. Jacket has nice early nickel plated brass snaps marked “Prym 6H”, with an early nickel plated brass zipper marked “D.R.P Ri-Ri”, and large glass buttons on front and both sleeves. Jacket has minor soiling with rust stains in several areas. Original wool eagle has been hand sewn, and appears to have been done postwar. A nice very early flight jacket. (B) Blue fabric lined winter trousers in overall good condition. Cloth label lists RBNr and size “1A” with another illegible stamp. Zinc washed steel snaps marked “Stocko” are present throughout, with six zippers marked “ZIPP”. Two aircrew gravity knife lanyards are present in the side pockets. Trousers have several areas on both legs and the rear with numerous rips, tears, and pieces missing. (C) Leather flight helmet with no communication gear in overall near mint condition. Helmet has both chinstraps and buckles, but is unmarked. (D) Flight googles in overall excellent condition. Rubber and elastic are still supple, with dark green painted fittings retaining approximately 93% of their original finish. Dated 1941 with the maker mark of “AB” on top of the left rim. (E) Fur lined leather and suede pair of flight boots in overall excellent condition. Two sets of adjustment. Cloth tags have the RBNr listed. Straps and buckles are present with zippers. One zipper pull is missing. 1,000 - 1,400 228 - GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS CORDUROY PANTS AND OFFICER’S BELT WITH BUCKLE. The Corduroy Afrika Korps Pants are, overall, in excellent condition. The exterior of the pants are made of a coarse greenish-brown corduroy which is in near mint condition, with only a few scattered light marks. One of the four external belt loops is made of the same corduroy as the pants and appears to be original to the pants, while the other three loops are made of a green cotton twill and appear to be resewn to the pants. The internal belt is no longer with the pants. The buttons used for the fly area, as well as the suspenders, are dished zinc buttons and all appear to be intact. The internal waist area, as well as the pockets, are made of a white cotton twill which is in near mint condition. The size stamps and maker’s mark are stamped in black ink on the front of the inside waistband. The Afrika Korps Heer Officer’s Belt and Buckle is overall, in excellent condition. The belt is made of a webbing which shows a few scattered light marks, but no fraying. The two webbed belt keepers are present, as well as one added leather loop with D-ring. A size stamped in black ink is found on the end of the belt which reads “95”. The green painted aluminum Heer Officer’s Buckle is near mint. The green paint has a slight white residue in the recesses but retains 99% of its original green paint. The correct green buckle keeper is still attached to the belt. 1,000 - 1,300

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229 - LOT OF 3: NAZI NSDAP TUNICS & PAIR OF NSDAP TROUSERS. Lot consists of: (A) Oberdienstleiter Political Leaders Tunic, (B) Hauptdienstleiter Political Leaders Tunic, and (C) Political Leaders Riding Style Breeches. (A) The overall condition of the Oberdienstleiter Political Leader Tunic is excellent. The tunic is made of a semi-coarse, brown dyed wool, which has faded in the sunlight over the years. The cloth insignia, including the armband, are hand applied and appear to be modern reproductions. The inside pocket has a brown “RZM Dienstrock” label machine sewn in place. The gold wash, zinc buttons are maker marked on their reverse. The blood order medal is a modern reproduction. The SA Sports Badge is in very good condition, zinc based, and is the later non-numbered version. (B) The Hauptdienstleiter Political Leaders Tunic is in excellent condition overall. The tunic is made of a semi-coarse, brown dyed wool. The cloth insignia, including the armband, are hand applied and appear to be modern reproductions. The inside pocket has a brown “RZM Dienstrock” label machine sewn in place. The gold wash, zinc buttons are maker marked on their reverse. The blood order ribbon is a modern reproduction. (C) The Political Leader Riding Breeches are in overall near mint condition. The breeches are made of a brown dyed finer tricot wool. The inside is lined around the waist with a fine cotton twill and is stamped with a black “50” size stamp. 900 - 1,200

230 - LOT OF 3: GERMAN THIRD REICH SA “HOCHLAND/ BAYERNWALD” BROWN SHIRT, RZM TIE AND BELT WITH CROSS STRAP. The SA, otherwise known as the “Brownshirts”, was the Nazi Party’s first paramilitary group. This group played a large role during the rise of the Nazi Party in the 1920’s and the early 1930’s. The group’s primary tasks were security for party rallies or gathering, disorganizing rival political groups, and promoting the ideals of the Party. What began as a small fairly disorganized rabble during the early 1920’s, eventually grew to an overwhelming force of nearly three million strong in 1933. The size of the group by this point threatened even the German Military (Reichswehr) as LOT - 230 tensions grew between the two. Eventually, the decision was made by Hitler to limit the SA’s power by eliminating the leadership of the SA during what became known as “The Night of the Long Knives”. On June 30, 1934, the SS arrested and executed Ernst Rohm and other top SA leaders, which made way for the eventual rise of the German Wehrmacht and SS. The lot consists of: (A) Third Reich “Hochland/Bayernwald” SA Brown Shirt, (B) RZM marked Tie, and (C) SA Buckle with Brown Belt and Cross-Strap. (A) The overall condition of the SA Brown Shirt is near mint. It is constructed of a tan cotton twill fabric that is without damage and only a few extremely small specks of black on the tunic’s right upper arm. The cornflower blue backed collar tabs, with cornflower blue shoulder board and collar piping, designate the SA Gruppe “Hochland/Bayernwald”. The twisted strand piping running the outer edge of the collar is neatly attached by hand stitching and is without any damage. Only slight patina shows in areas. The two cornflower blue collar tabs are neatly attached by hand stitching as well. The unit tab has a chain-stitched “1/35” in green thread and shows very minor moth tracking, with some slight wear to the high points. The rank tab holds a single rank pip, and has some moth nips to the upper left section, with slight wear to the high points. The single blue piped shoulder board is the sew-in type and shows a few small moth nips to the wool piping. The right arm has a three piece construction NSDAP armband attached to the shirt, in several areas with red thread. The armband is in excellent condition, shows only very light patina, and still retains the original RZM paper tag inside. The nine silver plated dish-style buttons are held in place by retaining pins or rings, and are in excellent condition. The bottom of the shirt has four internally sewn belt hooks. The right pocket of the shirt has one set of award loops which hold an original World War 1 Iron Cross First Class. The cross is in excellent condition and is marked “800” for the silver content. Above the right pocket, is a set of horizontal award loops which hold in place a three-place ribbon bar. (B) The Brown SA Tie is in overall, near mint condition. The oilcloth RZM tag on the reverse is still firmly intact and is stamped with the manufacturers code and product number. The overall length of the tie is 50”. An original early enameled NSDAP Party Pin marked “RZM M1/141” is attached to the front of the tie. (C) The overall condition of the SA Buckle, with Leather Belt and Cross-Strapp, is near mint. The buckle is stamped out of brass and unmarked. The “95” marked leather belt has a few scratches on the exterior from the buckle scraping across the tongue. The belt has three leather belt loops; two for the cross-strap, and one possibly for a dagger. The adjustable leather Cross-Strap is in near mint condition and is marked near the end, but is illegible. This is a great opportunity to own an early and nearly complete SA Brown Shirt ensemble in one shot! Combining this set with the Hochland/Bayernwald SA Kepi from another lot of this auction would make one fantastic display. 800 - 1,300

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231 - GERMAN WWII M43 HEER TROPICAL NCO TUNIC. In early 1941, the German military began their conquests of southern Europe. Due to the warmer climates of these areas, the German Army needed to equip its troops with a more suitable form of dress, to replace the standard wool based feldgrau uniforms. The new “tropical” uniforms were lighter in weight, and dyed in colors ranging from light tan to dark olive. This German World War II M43 Heer Tropical Tunic is in near mint + condition. The tunic is made out of a lightweight HBT material which has been dyed with a darker tan. The tunic features a machine applied Bevo tropical Heer breast eagle, machine applied tropical EM collar litzen, machine applied tropical NCO collar tress, and a machine applied Afrika Korps cuff-title on the lower right sleeve; all in near mint condition. The slip-on pink piped tropical shoulder boards are in near mint condition, but are post war produced. The front of the tunic has five original blue painted buttons for the main closure, and four pocket buttons; all of which show only minimal wear to the high points. All buttons are held in place with circular retainers. The interior of the tunic, like the exterior, is near mint + as well. The inside of the tunic’s right flap has an ink stamped RB number, sizing, and depot code with year. Two belt hook adjustment straps are positioned on the sides of the tunic’s interior, and are securely held in place. 900 - 1,200

232 - GERMAN WWII HEER M36 NCO TUNIC. German Wehrmacht Model 1936 infantry Hauptfeldwebel (senior NCO) tunic in overall very good condition. Tunic has pleated pockets with scallops, and is a very solid field worn example, with several era repairs on the lower half of each sleeve, as well as the left pocket. The nap is worn on several areas and there are several minor holes. The early green collar has several era repairs as well. NCO tress and collar Litzen are machine sewn and era applied. Eagle is hand applied in the proper manner, with the top being folded and sewn before the remainder of the eagle is attached. Shoulder straps are sewn in and appears to have been era done. Ciphers to the 79th Infantry, NCO tress, and two ranks pips are era applied to each strap. Straps are green wool with white wool piping, which is slightly discolored. Tunic is partially lined in a light gray cotton, and the lining is excellent with two minor era repairs. While the tunic is marked on the inside right, the markings are faint and illegible. Tunic is medium in size. There are five buttons on the front, four on the pockets, and two on the shoulder boards, and all appear to have been era applied. Inside the left upper pocket are 11 era photos presenting military scenes on the Eastern Front, with several including a Heer NCO. It is unknown if the tunic is in any of the photos. Overall a very nice combat worn early NCO tunic. 800 - 1,200

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233 - LOT OF 3: GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WINTER FLIGHT JACKET, TROUSERS, PAIR OF BOOTS. Lot contains: (A) Bulgarian contract Luftwaffe Winter Flight Jacket, (B) Bulgarian contract Luftwaffe Winter Flight Trousers, and (C) Pair of Luftwaffe Winter Flight Boots. (A) An unworn Sofia, Bulgaria made fur lined white leather jacket, in overall excellent condition. Tag sewn to lower inside has size mark of “IIb” and the Sofia, Bulgaria maker and address. The jacket has ten snaps correctly marked as “Prym 6”, with half of them exhibiting corrosion. The front zipper is marked “RAPID”, and the two side zippers are marked “ZIPP”. (B) An unworn Sofia, Bulgaria made fur lined white leather trouser in overall excellent to near mint condition. Tag sewn into the waistband lists the maker “Alaska” in Sofia. Two leg zippers are marked “Elite”, the two side pocket zippers are marked “RAPID”, and the fly zipper is marked “ZIPP”. (C) Pair of Luftwaffe issue fur lined flight boots in overall excellent condition. Both boots have a cloth tag with the RBNr and size “26 1/2”, with each boot having an snap marked “Stocko” and a plastic black zipper pull marked “RiRi”. Soles are moderately worn. 700 - 1,100

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234 - LOT OF 3: GERMAN WWII KREIGSMARINE GREY DECK JACKET, PANTS & CAP. Lot consists of (A) Grey Leather Deck Jacket, (B) Grey Leather Deck Pants, (C) Rubberized Deck Cap. (A) The overall condition of the Grey Leather Deck Jacket is excellent. The outer grey leather is made of a waterproofed leather. The leather shows crinkling and patina throughout with a few scattered marks. All ten of the jackets front closure silver buttons show a heavy patina from age and are securely sewn to the leather. Two slash pockets and two flap pockets on the front of the jacket are lined with a dark wool. The interior of the jacket is lined with a dark wool which is in near mint condition. The inside of the jacket also has one interior pocket and no makers label or stamps. (B) The Grey Leather Deck pants are, overall, in excellent condition. The exterior grey leather shows crinkling and scuffing in areas and has scattered light marks throughout. All of the waistband buttons appear to be present, and the waist adjustment strap on the rear of the waist band is secure, but has a number “56” penned on one side. The exterior pockets are lined with a white cotton twill fabric. The interior of the pants are lined with a grey cotton twill fabric which is in excellent condition exhibiting slight discoloration from use, but without damage. (C) The Rubberized Deck Cap is, overall, in excellent condition. The cap is made of a rubberized fabric which shows signs of use from discoloration and scattered light marks throughout. The interior of the cap is not rubberized and was left as the white cotton fabric. The interior is stamped with the manufacturers name, date of “1940”, as well as the size “56”. Both strings for fastened the cap down are intact. 800 - 1,200

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235 - THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE GENERAL STAFF OFFICER TUNIC. Luftwaffe tunic for a General Staff Officer in the rank of Major in overall excellent condition. The uniform is made from a high quality gabardine wool with a full lining made from rayon. Tunic does not have any markings, tags, or tailor identification, and there is no evidence that any were ever present. Bullion officer breast eagle is present and is originally applied. Light oxidation is present on the swastika and the left wingtip has minor damage. Collar tabs and shoulder boards are originally applied, and are in the carmine Luftwaffe branch color of the General Staff, and are in very good to excellent condition. Collar tabs each have four or five areas of moth damage, as well as a damaged area on one shoulder board. Shoulder boards have light bullion wear. the nine silver washed steel buttons on the pockets and tunic front are originally applied and are all identically maker marked and dated 42. The shoulder board buttons are different and may be replacements, and are loosely sewn. Two sets of era tailor applied loops are present above the left pocket, one set on the left pocket, one set under the left pocket, and there is a reinforced hole for a screw back badge under the left upper pocket as well. All loops are sewn with the same thread, in a high quality manner. The uniform retains its inner belt and buckle, as well as a dagger hanger. A nice high quality General Staff Officer tunic. 700 - 1,100 236 - GERMAN WWII ITALIAN CAMOUFLAGE WINTER PARKA. Model 1943 Wehrmacht rabbit fur lined winter parka in Italian camouflage, in overall excellent condition. These parkas were issued to German forces on the Eastern Front in 1943, after two brutal winters there. Camouflage pattern is still bold and vibrant, with slight fading, as compared to parts of the parka which are protected from the elements. The entire parka, to include the hood, is lined in rabbit fur which is still completely intact, and in excellent condition. Parka is closed via an eight button concealed button front, and while all eight buttons are original, it appears that four have been replaced. Of the eight front button holes, four have been wartime reinforced with several machine stitched lines of thread. The four pockets on the front have flaps and are secured by four original buttons which match the the four frontal buttons which are original to the parka. The parka does not appear to have any holes or damage, other than some soiling to the lower pocket flaps and the lower inside of both sleeves. There is a light oily stain of approximately 8” in diameter on the lower left pocket. 600 - 1,000

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237 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN WWII HEER M42 TUNIC & TROUSERS. Lot consists of: (A) Heer M42 Tunic (B) Heer Trousers. (A) The M42 German Tunic is, overall, in very good condition. The base material of the tunic is a blend of mostly wool with some synthetic fibers. The tunic exhibits heavy wear with repairs and patches on the high wear areas of the tunic, such as the neck area, the back, and the arms. There are also some light moth nips scattered throughout. The breast eagle is an original and correct M40 pattern for this tunic, but has been reapplied, through the lining, by hand stitching. Both of the collar tabs have been removed and the buttons for the slip-on shoulder boards are missing. The fact that the eagle of this tunic has been removed at some point as well, points to the fact that this tunic was most likely worn by a soldier who had surrendered and was ordered to remove his insignia, as was always the case. The tunic does come with a set of Heer EM Infantry piped shoulder boards which are held on only by the shoulder strap loops on the tunic. The six original main closure buttons, and four pocket buttons, have been resewn to the tunic at least once during the time of its wear. An original set of awards loops remain above the upper right pocket. The interior of the tunic is partially lined with a ribbed cotton. The lining is in very good condition and shows a few light moth nips, scattered cob webs, and some repairs in the armpit areas. (B) The Heer Army Trousers are, overall, in very good condition. The base material is a blend of mostly wool and some synthetic materials. There are signs of heavy use with repairs and patches throughout. All of the original zinc dish buttons are present but show some oxidization from moisture. Both waist adjustment straps are intact and use steel buckles, that have light rust. All four exterior belt loop straps are intact and the lower ankle drawstrings are in place. The interior of the trousers are partially lined with a white ribbed cotton which shows typical daily wear. The inside waistband is black ink stamped with the trousers size dimensions. 700 - 1,100 LOT - 237

LOT - 238 LOT - 239 238 - LOT OF 3: GERMAN WWII HEER SIGNAL ENLISTED DRESS TUNIC, TROUSERS, & PAIR OF BOOTS Lot contains: (A) Heer Enlisted Signal Waffenrock tunic, (B) Pair of matching Signal trousers, and (D) Pair of Boots. (A) Prewar Funker (private) dress tunic in overall near mint condition. These Waffenrocks were worn until 1940 and were generally stored at home during the war. This rougher wool tunic is near mint with no visible damage. Collar is green wool, with lemon yellow wool piping for the Signal branch. The collar tabs are lemon backed with flat wire Litzen, and are tailor machine sewn applied. The sewn in enlisted shoulder boards are green wool with Signal wool piping. Shoulder board buttons have a “2” on them, and the boards show evidence of an older chain stitched emblem. Brass ciphers were added at some point and each one has a missing prong. A green wool backed flat wire eagle is hand applied to the right breast, and has been replaced at some point. Likely to have been postwar, as remnants of older thread are present on the front. Sleeve cuffs are green wool with lemon piping, and yellow backed flat wire Litzen. All the buttons on the tunic are matching and era sewn. Tunic has size markings on the left inside with a “M39” stamp, and appears to be in a small size, with full rayon lining. A “Grade 4” marksmanship lanyard is present on the right side. (B) Unmarked Waffenrock straight leg wool trousers sized (about a 28” waist and 39” length). Trousers are excellent and have the Signal branch wool piping, with boots straps. Trousers retains all 10 era applied plastic buttons with two side adjustment pull tabs and buckles. The lining is cotton. The right leg has a one inch trail of moth bites and several holes on the outer side, and two holes on the inner right. (C) Pair of black leather jack boots in overall excellent condition. Boots are 16” tall in about a size 10. Each boot has an adjustment tab and buckle at the top with inside pull straps. 700 - 1,100 239 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE OFFICER WHITE TUNIC & PAIR OF GLOVES. Lot contains: (A) Naval Officer White Tunic, and (B) Pair of White Leather Gloves. (A) An off-white cotton tunic for a Lieutenant Commander (Korvettenkapitan), in overall near mint condition. Tunic has some age discoloration with very minor staining on inside collar, which is from being on a display mannequin for an extended period. No markings are present. Shoulder boards are detachable for laundering of tunic, and are secured by a “T” fittings on the end of the boards and small brass buttons. The brass buttons are secured by smaller buttons slipped into the tunic. Four gold gilt brass buttons are on the front, and four on the tunic pockets. Seven buttons are secured by nickel plated steel rings, and one by a brass ring. Gold gilt aluminum KM breast eagle, with maker mark of “M” in a diamond is attached to the right breast via three era loops. A ribbon bar with four ribbons is pinned to the left breast. One of the ribbons is a four year service Kriegsmarine award. Lower hook on the breast eagle is broken off. (B) Pair of light weight white leather gloves in excellent condition. Wrists are secured by a brass snaps which have corrosion present. One gloves is ink marked which appears to be the size marking of 8-1/2. Right glove has some stains on the index finger. 700 - 1,100 90

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240 - LOT OF 3: GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE DRESS BELT WITH HANGER, TROUSERS, AND PAIR OF SHOES Lots contains: (A) Navy Brocade Belt with Buckle and Dagger Hanger, (B) pair of Navy Summer White Trousers, and (C) pair of Navy White Cotton Shoes. (A) Brocade belt with gold gilded brass fittings, a dress buckle with gold gilt brass buckle, and a black rayon danger hanger with gold gilt brass fittings, in overall near mint condition. Belt is approximately 38” long and the buckle appears to be unmarked. (B) Summer white cotton trousers in overall near mint condition. Trousers have very minor age discoloration. Trousers are 38” long with a 30” waist and are unmarked. 11 white plastic buttons are present on the fly and waistband, and two side adjustment tabs with brass buckles are present as well. Trousers have two side slash pockets and a watch pocket. (C) Pair of Navy summer shoes in white cotton fabric and leather heels and soles, in overall excellent condition. Minor age stains are present throughout. Each shoe has the sizes of “40” and “7” present on the soles, as well as inside each shoe with a series of additional numbers also. Shoelaces are modern. This lot matches perfectly with another lot containing a summer white tunic and gloves. 700 - 1,000 241 - LOT OF 3: GERMAN WWII TROPICAL Y-STRAPS & TROPICAL BELT WITH BUCKLE & 2 D-RING. Lot contains: (A) Two Sets of Tropical Y-Straps, and (B) Tropical Belt with Heer Buckle and two D-Rings. (A) Lot contains two sets of web tropical combat suspenders: one is in near mint condition and the other in excellent condition. Both are made from an olive color webbing with 15 painted steel fittings. Both retain their leather center attachment and loop. The better pair is dated “1942” and marked to a company in “Offenbach”. The steel fittings retain most of their original paint. The other pair is unmarked and the steel fittings exhibit fresh rust, which has stained some of the webbing. (B) Heer tropical belt in near mint condition, aluminum buckle in very good condition, and two web D-rings in excellent condition. The web belt is dated “1942” with a maker mark, and in size “95”. The aluminum buckle is unmarked and retains 40-45% of its original finish. One D-ring is in olive webbing with a steel ring, and the other is in tan webbing with a date of “1942” and the maker code of “cxb”. 600 - 1,000

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242 - LOT OF 2: PAIRS OF GERMAN WWII OFFICER BOOTS. Lot contains: (A) Pair of Officer Leather Dress Boots, and (B) Pair of Leather Officer “Jack Boots”. (A) Pair of high quality black leather dress boots in overall excellent condition. Boots are still very supple. Each boot has a maker mark and series of numbers stamped inside the front of the boot. Flat heels and soles have flush wooden pegs, and boots are lightly worn. Nice pair for display. (B) The boots are in overall good condition. The leather is still slightly supple and shows signs of heavy wear. The seams are beginning to deteriorate and come loose. The soles are beginning to come apart and split. Still, a decent pair of boots for a combat mannequin display. 700 - 1,000

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243 - THIRD REICH ARMY ARTILLERY NCO DRESS TUNIC. A Third Reich Army Artillery NCO Dress Tunic in, overall, excellent condition. The tunic itself is constructed of a fine Italian gabardine material and lined with a greenish-brown rayon material. A few minor moth nips can be observed between the breast eagle and collar tab, right upper sleeve, and the obverse belt area. The collar is dark green and piped with a red trim, indicating a role in the artillery. The double litzen collar tabs are machine sewn to the collar. A silver tress has been machine stitched around the upper edge of the collar, signifying this soldier to be of a non-commissioned officer rank. Minor fraying of the litzen can be observed, but still rates in excellent condition. The near mint condition Heer breast eagle is embroidered with an aluminum bullion on a dark-green backing, and is attached to the tunic using a zig-zag stitch pattern. The Stabsfeldwebel (Sergeant Major) Artillery “sew-in” shoulder boards are in near mint condition. These shoulder boards are red piped, lined with a silver tress, and have three pips along with the cyphers “34” attached to them by prongs. The “34” ciphers indicate the 34th Artillery Regiment. The dark green cuffs of the tunic are decorated with two red piped single litzen, and a silver tress. The cuffs have a few minorl moth nips and minimal signs of wear. Eight, matching, silver Weimar era buttons are hand sewn down the front of the tunic for closure. The interior of the tunic shows a field repair on the right hand side near the sleeve. A small slit has been professionally cut into the tunics right hand side for a dagger hanger to slip through. The lower right of the tunics interior shows a “Gepruft” stamp of “8./A.R.34”, which translates to “8th Battery, 34th Artillery Regiment”. This interior stamp matches the unit ciphers on the shoulder boards, making the set complete. 600 - 900 244 - LOT OF 8: THIRD REICH ARMBANDS & BELT BUCKLES. Lot contains: (A) Deutsche Volksturm Armband in near mint condition. (B) Wool SS Armband in near mint condition, missing the rzm tag inside. (C) Hitler Youth Armband in excellent condition with scattered light marks and no rzm tag inside. (D) SA Sports Armband in near mint condition with RZM tag intact inside. (E) Deutsche Wehrmacht Armband with embroidered lettering in near mint condition. Small unit stamp on exterior. (F) Luftwaffe Brockade Dress Buckle with Keeper, unmarked, in near mint condition. (G) Kreigsmarine Dress Buckle made of gilded aluminum in near mint condition. The keepers are zinc, slightly corroded, and one has broken. (H) Heer Buckle made of steel in very good condition and not maker marked. Buckle has been heavily buffed or polished. 600 - 900 245 - GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE BROWN LEATHER DECK COAT. A German World War II Kreigmarine Brown Leather Deck Coat in overall, excellent condition. The jacket is made of a dark brown, heavy weight leather. The leather shows some aging to it and light scuffs, but remains very pliable. A few field repairs can be seen on the leather exterior, mostly in the form of stitched reinforcement over previous tears. The collar of the jacket is made of a leather base and covered with a coarse brown tricot wool. The collar has a hook and loop sewn to the base of the neck area for the neck closure. Some wear and small holes can be seen on the collar’s wool covering. The front of the leather jacket is adorned with two perpendicular rows of gilded brass buttons which feature the anchor and rope motif of the Kreigsmarine. The buttons have a slight patina and are securely affixed to the leather with thread. The two officer rank ‘sew-in’ shoulder boards show a very nice and even patina. The boards affixed to the jacket are for the rank of Kapitanleutnant. At one time, each board had two pips and a metal, medical cipher affixed to them. Unfortunately, the jacket’s right side board has lost one of the pips, which is now found in the jacket’s inner pocket. The interior of the jacket is lined with a heavy coarse brown tricot wool which shows slight wear. 600 - 800

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246 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN WWII COMBAT LOW BOOTS WITH ANKLE GAITERS. Lot contains a pair of German combat low-boots, in excellent condition, with a pair of ankle gaiters in near mint condition. The low boots are made of a cow hide leather which seem to have only been worn moderately and exhibit just the right amount of wear for a late war combat mannequin display. The soles of the boots are leather soled and have irons professionally cobbled to the heel and toe of each pair. Hobnails have also been added to the bottom of the boots for traction. The hobnails and irons on the soles of the boots are in excellent condition and show only minor wear. The boots also appear to have their original laces laced through the eyelets still. Three of the lace ends have begun to fray. The ankle gaiters are in near mint condition and appear to be unworn. The canvas material is in mint condition and is nicely marked on each gaiter with the maker’s information, and are dated 1942. The leather adjustment straps and buckles are in near mint condition. 500 - 800 247 - NSDAP POLITICAL LEADER ARMBAND. An NSDAP Political Leaders Armband in, overall, near mint condition. The armband is made of a high quality, red dyed wool, piped in burgundy and is decorated with a repeating oak leaves border. The swastika and white disc are trimmed in a double twist golden-yellow piping. The armband remains unsewn and is 20-1/2” in length. 400 - 700 248 - GERMAN WWII PANZER OFFICER TUNIC. Tailor-made fine quality wool Tuchrock in the rank of Oberstleutnant (Lt. Colonel) in overall very good condition. Tunic has approximately 15 very small moth holes and nips on the tunic, mostly on the back. Dark green wool collar has machine sewn dark green wool backed bullion collar tabs, with pink rayon piping. Collar tabs have been replaced at some time, as there are earlier machine sewn stitch lines under the collar. Sewn in Lt. Colonel Panzer shoulder boards are very good condition, with age stains on the bullion and one inch of the pink piping on the rear of the left board being missing. Shoulder boards were replaced, and it appears to have been done post-war, based on the lining around the armpit having been resewn. Fine quality officer bullion eagle is hand applied over the right pocket, but appears to be a replacement. The five front and four pocket buttons are all matching and most are era applied. Two smaller shoulder board buttons are present. A ribbon bar consisting of three ribbons are pinned to the tunic. Six era applied badge loops are present under the left upper pocket, and two are damaged. Iron Cross 2nd Class and Russian Front ribbons are present in the second button hole. The dagger hanger is present and the full lining is in rayon, but the lining appears to have been replaced at some point. The uniform still displays well. 500 - 800

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249 - LOT OF 9: GERMAN WWII BELTS & CROSS STRAPS. Lot contains: (A) Five Belts, and (B) Four Cross Straps. (A) Three military officer belts, and two political belts in overall excellent condition. Two black leather officer belts with silver gilted aluminum buckles. Both are size and maker marked. One black leather belt which is “RZM” marked, with a plated brass buckle. A brown leather belt with a gold gilter brass buckle. A brown leather belt with two D-rings, and a gold gilted brass buckle. Belt matches one of the cross straps, and both may not be World War II era. (B) Four cross straps in overall excellent condition. A black leather cross strap with “RZM’ marked nickel plated steel fittings, and two standard military D-rings. Two black leather cross straps with maker marked fittings: one set is aluminum and the other steel with three military D-rings and two civilian ones. One cross strap matches one of the belts, and may not be WWII. 500 - 800

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LOT - 253 250 - LOT OF 2: PAIRS OF GERMAN WWII EM HOBNAIL BOOTS. Lot contains: (A) Matching pair of jackboots with hobnails and heel and toe plates in about size 10.5, and in excellent condition. (B) Matching pair of jackboots with hobnails and heel and toe plates in about size 8, and also excellent. Both pairs will make great additions to any German World War II mannequin. 450 - 700 251 - GERMAN WWII OFFICER’S RIDING BOOTS. A pair of German officer’s riding boots in excellent condition. The boots are made of a fine black leather which has signs of light wear throughout, but were well taken care of. The soles are made of stacked leather, with the heel having a rubber pad on the bottom. A pair of riding spurs are fastened to each boot which are also in excellent condition. The inside of the boots are marked with the maker’s name, but is illegible. 500 - 650

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252 - LOT OF 9: GERMAN WWII BELTS WITH BUCKLES. Lot contains: (A) Five Combat Belts, and (B) Four Heer Buckles. (A) Five belts in overall very good to excellent condition. All are original World War II and marked in some manner with size, date, or maker. (B) Four Heer buckles in overall very good to excellent condition. Two are aluminum and have leather tabs dated “1938” and “1941”. Another is aluminum, and one is in steel with 50% of its original field gray finish, and maker marked “SC” with a “1940” date. 400 - 650 253 - GERMAN WWII OFFICER COMBAT BOOTS. Pair of officer hobnail boots in overall very good condition. Soles have hobnails with several missing. Heels have steel edges and leather centers have damage with pieces missing. Boots retain pull up straps. Leather is still supple and boots would display nicely. 450 - 600

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LOT - 254 254 - CAPTURED 4TH NORTH CAROLINA CAVALRY CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG. HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG CAPTURED DURING GETTYSBURG RETREAT: Flags of this style (Type II Bunting sub-pattern) were made by local seamstresses in their homes working for the Richmond Army Depot. They were paid once the flag was completed and passed inspection. Distribution of these flags to the Army of Northern Virginia started in June of 1862. This issuance continued until August of the same year when a new (third pattern) was issued with white wool bunting border in lieu of the orange bunting used on the first two patterns. This is the only flag known that is believed to be signed by a seamstress on the hoist “Mary E. Brown”. Further genealogical research might find more about Brown and her history in the Richmond area that would confirm this theory. This flag descended in the family of its original recipient George P. Sewall, a prominent Maine politician during the Civil War before it was auctioned in 2010 by James D. Julia Inc. This flag was captured by Llewellyn G. Estes who was on General Judd Kilpatrick’s staff. All research has shown that the flag was captured at the Battle of Falling Waters on July 4, 1863 on Lee’s retreat route from Gettysburg. Llewellyn Estes had an interesting career during the war, including being a recipient of the Medal of Honor in 1864. It is well known that General George Meade was criticized immediately after the battle by not following up on a major opportunity to pursue Lee’s Army in their retreat from Gettysburg. While there was not a general pursuit there was continual rear guard action and various Union units did pursue the Confederates and among those was that of General Kilpatrick’s. Kilpatrick engaged the Confederate rear guard elements and it was during one of these engagements that Llewellyn Estes, under General Judd Kilpatrick, captured this flag. A 1904 letter from A.S. Perham, Washington, D.C. to the son of George P. Sewall states, “Among your fathers admirers was one Llewellyn G. Estes from your place, born in December 1843. He entered the first Maine Cavalry on the advice of your father and became Kilpatrick’s Adjutant General and a Brevet Brigadier General. In the Battle of Falling Waters, MD (also known as Monterey Springs/Hills, and the Battle of Hagerstown) early in July 1863, Estes captured a battle flag from a Virginia regiment and sent it to your father…” Mr. Perham, in his letter specifically states “Falling Waters” and it is therefore believed that this is the location at which it was captured. Author Richard Rollins substantiates this information in his book “The Damned the Red Flags of the Rebellion: The Confederate Battle Flags of Gettysburg”. In Appendix A of this book, Rollins lists flag #56 captured July 4th at Monterey Hills from the 4th North Carolina Cavalry with “Gen J. Kilpatrick (?)” listed as captor, with type and present location unknown. Given that Estes was attached to Kilpatrick’s staff at the time, it can be factually deduced that the Sewall flag is Rollins’s missing #56 with all the other potential candidates accounted for. Although the Perham letter notes the flag was captured from a Virginia Regiment, Rollins research and post-war records all point to the flag belonging to the 4th North Carolina Cavalry. Both Virginia and North Carolina Regiments were engaged that day by Kilpatrick’s units, and over the course of 40 years, it makes sense that the exact details were blurred. Included is a copy of the 1904 letter from A.S. Perham discussing the flag, Sewall/Page family research and notes on oral history related to the flag. Also included is a detailed letter by renowned flag authority Greg Biggs, and a letter of authenticity from the late Howard Maddus, American’s preeminent flag expert at the time the flag was examined. The flag has also been examined by Morphy’s experts and deemed to be authentic and of the Civil War period based on construction and materials. All the associated letters and provenance are unique and associated to this flag. This flag has been expertly conserved (by the Stillwater Textile Conservation Studio, Bradford, N.H.) and has detailed conservation letters included. The flag is in beautiful condition showing period wear and patina. It is believed that the flag sustained minor battle damage, and has possibly 10 bullet or shrapnel holes as identified by the conservators. Battle flags with such wonderful history rarely are offered and Confederate flags associated with the historic and monumental Battle of Gettysburg never become available. Nearly all know Gettysburg associated flags are in museums or institutional collections. This is an extraordinarily rare opportunity to own a very historic, unit identified flag. Regulation 48” x 48” as standard for infantry regiments, but also assigned to cavalry and artillery units as well. PROVENANCE: Issued to 4th North Carolina Cavalry, Captured by 1st Lieutenant Estes, 1st Maine Volunteer Cavalry Regiment during Battle of Falling Waters, presented to Maine politician George Sewall then passed by direct descent. Sold by James D. Julia Inc. in 2010 to present owner. CONDITION: Very good overall. Conserved, stabilized, and archivally framed. 80,000 - 120,000

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LOT - 256 255 - LARGE MARY ELIZA NAUTICAL PENITENT. A ship’s pennant emblazoned “Mary Eliza”, and exhibiting a total of 28 red stars on its top and bottom bands. The 28th star represents the addition of Texas to the United States in 1845. Ten red stars arch in a semicircle over a spread wing eagle and with three white stars on the eagle’s shield represent the original thirteen states. The hoist inked “James Udall, Great Neck”, presumably the captain or owner of the ship. Measuring 7 ‘ on the hoist and 16’8” on the fly, hand stitched in wool bunting and cotton. CONDITION: The pennant exhibits a number of period repairs but remains in very good sound condition. 8,000 - 15,000 96

256 - MASSIVE 26 STAR AMERICAN FLAG. Rare and beautiful 26 star, “Great Star” pattern flag. The 26th star represents the addition of Michigan to the United States and was in use from 1837-1845. Entirely hand stitched and measuring 7’ on the hoist and 16’ on the fly, double sided, constructed of wool bunting with the exception of the white cotton stars. The stripes average 5” width. There are 26 stars that average 4” point to point and are pierced through the blue wool and bound around the edges with cotton thread. Course linen heading with brass grommets. CONDITION: There is some damage and overall shows its great age but very sound with excellent color. 7,500 - 15,000

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257 - 38 STAR INDIAN WARS ERA 9TH REGIMENTAL SILK FLANK MARKER. Carried by the “General Guide Sergeants” posted at each flank of the regiment in line to assist field officers in maintaining a straight line in battle. Hand stitched silk flag measuring 17-3/4” by 18”, missing hoist edge. The canton features 38 embroidered stars in the double-wreath pattern, centered with a 1-3/4” high white embroidered number “9”. CONDITION: The flag exhibits fading, splits and losses to the fly end. 800 - 1,200 LOT - 257

258 - LOT OF 2: WWII U.S. NAVY ADMIRAL SPRUANCE & ADMIRAL KINCAID FLAGS. 4” x 6”. Lot contains: A) Admiral Spruance’s four Star Admirals Flag, constructed of wool bunting measuring 4’ by 6’. Cotton hoist is signed “Best Always R. A. Spruance Admiral U.S.N.” Used by Admiral Spruance on his flagship the USS Indianopolis. He commanded the 5th Fleet from 1943 on to the defeat of the Japanese in 1945. CONDITION: Excellent. B) Four Star Admiral’s car flag which measures 5-3/4” by 9”, exhibiting embroidered stars and sleeved at the hoist. Accompanied by a Navy Relief Society card signed by Thomas C. Kincaid. The Naval relief fund auctions were and are a source of fund raising to help sailors and Marines with financial assistance both at home and abroad. Many celebrated military leaders donated uniforms and other personal effects to help the Relief Society to raise funds. CONDITION: Flag shows areas of moth tracking and a few small holes. From the Ray Bentley collection. (Very Good). 1,200 - 1,500

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259 - GENERAL DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER’S STAFF CAR FLAG WITH LETTER. 10” x 5 - 3/4”. General Eisenhower’s personal five star general’s staff car flag, measuring 10” by 5-3/4”. The red wool flag bears five white stars embroidered thereon in a circular pattern with a sleeve at one side so that the flag may be slipped down a pole at the front of the staff car, with two cords used to further secure it. Ike was awarded his fifth star on December 20, 1944 - just in time for the Battle of the Bulge. Given by Eisenhower to Col. Ernest “Tex” Lee, Eisenhower’s Executive Officer and Aide de Camp who brought it home with him at war’s end. Accompanied by a Notarized letter from Lee’s son indicating that Col. Lee had stated to his family that he had obtained this flag directly from Eisenhower during the European war and that it has remained in the family since that time. CONDITION: Near perfect. From the Ray Bentley Collection. Excellent condition 1,000 - 1,500 LOT - 259

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260 - WWII ADMIRAL’S FLAG USED BY ADMIRAL WILLIAM HALSEY. 20 - 1/4” x 18 - 1/4” . Framed wool bunting flag measuring 11” by 14”, with applied cotton stars and a pair of cotton ties at the heading. Framed with the flag is a calling card which reads “William Frederick Halsey/ Fleet Admiral/ United States Navy/ (RET)”. Card exhibits a rust stain from a paperclip. Presumably the card was attached to the flag. Accompanying the flag is a letter dated February 5, 2003 attesting to the flag having been purchased from the estate of Admiral J.J. Ballentine. CONDITION: Flag exhibits a 5” diagonal repaired tear starting at the top of the heading, shows general wear and heavy wear to one star. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200 261 - 48 STAR AMERICAN FLAG FLOWN OVER THE U.S. CAPITAL DECEMBER 8, 1941. Box : 17 -1/2” x 12”. 48 star wool bunting flag measuring 5’ by 8’, marked “Bull Dog Bunting” and “Dettra’s Flag Products” on the heading, contained in its original box which shows wear. Accompanying the flag is a framed letter measuring 8” by 10”, on “Architect Of The Capital” stationary dated December 17, 1941 addressed to “Honorable Aime J. Forand, House of Representatives Washington, D.C.”, reading “My dear Congressman Forand: In compliance with your request, I am pleased to furnish you, herewith, a flag that was flown over the United States Capital December 8, 1941 when the Congress declared the existence of a state of War between the United States and the Government of Japan. Yours very truly, David Lynn Architect of the Capital”. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. 600 - 800

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262 - LOT OF 10: NAZI FLAGS. Lot contains 10 Third Reich flags. (A) Double-sided building banner Nazi party flag 76” by 227” in very good to excellent condition. (B) Double-sided Nazi party “patch” flag 35” by 58” in excellent condition. (C) Double-sided Nazi party flag 29” by 56” in excellent condition. (D) Double-sided Nazi party with rope loops 35” by 75” in very good condition. (E) Double-sided Nazi party rope loop flag 45” by 115” in excellent condition. (F) Single-sided “patched” Nazi party flag 53” by 58” in very good condition. (G) Single-sided Third Reich vehicle recognition flag 37” by 75” in near mint condition. (H) Single-sided center of Nazi party flag 27” in diameter in excellent condition. (I) Double-sided Nazi state flag 90” by 99” in very good condition. (J) Single-sided Nazi pennant flag 7” by 25” in near mint condition. 900 - 1,400 263 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN WWII “GERMAN AUTOMOBILE CLUB” ENAMEL SIGN & NAZI PARTY FLAG. The German “DDAC” Automobile Owners Club sign is overall, in excellent condition. The enamel of the sign is 90% intact and is only missing some pieces in the areas where it was attached to a wall at some point. The enameling is multi level where the white area is the base enamel and the red and black areas are placed on top of the white, giving the sign a slight amount of depth. The NSDAP Banner is double sided and measures approximately 13’ in length and 4’ in width. The banner is in excellent condition with a few areas of staining and holes, but is relatively intact. 500 - 800

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LOT - 265 264 - LOT OF 4: THIRD REICH & JAPANESE FLAGS. Lot contains (A) One German Navy Kreigsflagge, (B) One German NSDAP Banner, (C) One Japanese Imperial Flag, (D) One possible Japanese Factory Association Flag. (A) The German Naval Kreigsflagge measures 8’4” x 4’10”, and is in excellent condition. A few scattered holes are present, but all are roughly dime size or smaller. The flag is marked “M” for Marine, as well as the size “150 x 250”. The flag has its original rope. (B) The German NSDAP Banner is in very good condition. The bottom of the banner has been hemmed, and other repairs can be found in a few areas. The banner has been sun faded throughout, except for the top area. The banner measures 9’ x 5’. (C) The Japanese Imperial Flag is in very good condition. The flag is made of separate hand sewn pieces of cloth to create the sunburst area from the center sun motif. A few small holes can be found in some areas of the flag. The flag measures 4’3” x 2’ 10”. (D) The possible Japanese Factory Association Flag is in near mint condition. The flag measures 6’ x 4’2”. The flag is marked with Asian writing and the number “3” 600 - 900 265 - LOT OF 4: NAZI PARTY FLAGS. Lot contains: (A) One rare double sided table-top banner measuring 60” by 66” with a 66” tail on one side, in excellent condition. (B) One double-sided small NSDAP flag, in near mint condition, measuring 15” by 22”. (C) One double-sided large NSDAP banner, in near mint, condition measuring 58” by 161”. (D) One double-sided large NSDAP banner in excellent condition measuring 66” by 173”. 400 - 600 100

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266 - LOT OF 2: THIRD REICH FLAGS. Lot consists of: (A) The German Third Reich State Flag is in near mint condition. No holes can be seen on the flag nor any major staining. The flag is made of two separate pieces with a cent seam running down the length of the flags center. The flag measures 12’6” x 7’5”. The flag retains its original rope. The flag is not marked in any way. (B) The NSDAP Flag is in excellent condition. Some light staining can be seen throughout, but is not major. The flag measures 9’x4’ and has a stamp on it for a Police Veterans Organization. 400 - 700 267 - LARGE WWII NAZI GERMAN STATE FLAG. 128” x 69”. This is an original World War II period large Nazi state service flag (Reichs Dienst Flagge). CONDITION: Nice bright colors with no staining or bleeding. Only defect is 8” by 6” hole (possibly battle damage) on the fly end. Measures 128” by 69”. 400 - 600 268 - WWII GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE FLAG. A KM marked 150 by 200 sized flag. CONDITION: Flag is maker marked to “Johann Liebieg & Comp.” and has several small holes. (Very Good). 350 - 450

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LOT - 270 269 - LOT OF 3: NAZI BANNERS. Lot Contains: (A) One Third Reich Double-Sided Banner measuring 51” x 110” in excellent condition. Banner has minor discoloration in areas. (B) One Third Reich Double-Sided Banner measuring 26” x 38” in excellent condition. Banner has some slight discoloration in areas. (C) One Third Reich Double-Sided Banner measuring 26” x 74” in near mint condition. 300 - 400 270 - LOT OF 3: BRITISH BULLION CRESTS OF THE BRITISH GRENADIER GUARDS & VICTORIAN ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY SILK EMBROIDERY. 24” x 20”. Lot contains: A) Framed bullion crest of the Colonel-In-Chief of the First Regiment of Foot Guards, sight size is 10” by 15-1/2”, highly detailed. CONDITION: Excellent. B) Framed bullion crest of the British Coldstream Guards measuring 13” by 25”, fine gold and silver bullion embroidery. CONDITION: Excellent. C) Victorian silk embroidery depicting the crest of the 7th Mountain Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery flanked by ribbons listing battle honors. Framed, sight size 17-3/4” by 21-3/4”. CONDITION: Very good condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 500 - 800

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271 - LOT OF 6: JAPANESE WWII FLAGS. Lot contains: (A) Japanese rising sun flag measuring 34” by 52” in excellent condition, (B) Japanese rising sun flag measuring 28” by 41” in very good condition, (C) Japanese flag with “Kanji” measuring 26” by 38” in excellent condition, (D) Japanese banner measuring 14” by 67” in excellent condition, (E) Japanese banner measuring 17” by 50” in excellent condition, (F) and Japanese “meatball” flag measuring 26” by 32” in excellent condition. 400 - 600


LOT - 272 272 - EXTREMELY DESIREABLE WWII US MILITARY M3 (M2A1) HALF-TRACK “PAPOOSE” USA-402413 WITH DUMMY DISPLAY MACHINE GUNS. Extremely desirable World War II U.S. Military M3 Half Track vehicle in good running order with dummy display .50 caliber machine gun on ring mount and two .30 caliber Browning 1919A4 machine guns mounted on either side of cargo compartment. These personnel carriers saw widespread use by U.S. forces during World War II in North Africa, Italy, and then during and after landings at Normandy. CONDITION: Repainted in correct green paint for World War II era with white star markings with high quality Kevlar tracks, good lens covers, original running engine, and intact and operational gauges. Track wheels and rollers in good order. Undercarriage extremely fine with some light surface rust which should clean up well. Underside of rear bumper exhibits some corrosion under the paint but it still very solid and serviceable. Steering wheel has some shrinkage cracks and some missing hard rubber pieces but remains serviceable and is restorable. Transmission cover plate not present as seen in the photos. Diamond pattern floor plate in very good condition. Canvas seat cover of driver’s side in good serviceable condition with passenger side showing some splits at the seams with back devoid of canvas and pads. A great find for the World War II military vehicle enthusiast. JWK 18-11-141 40,000 - 60,000

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LOT - 273 273 - SOUGHT AFTER WWII US MILITARY WHITE MODEL M2 HALF-TRACK ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER. Manufacturer: U.S. Model: WHITE M2 Vehicle ID Number: 31699 1942 manufactured White Model World War II U.S. Military M2 Half Track vehicle with Ford flat bed with red wood decking and homemade tripod for mounting a Browning machine gun for recreational purposes. This specimen’s exterior has been painted in German desert tan with Afrika Corps markings for purposes of public display. The German Afrika corps did capture a significant number of these vehicles during the North African campaign and repainted, re-marked and re-purposed them for their own use. They were popular vehicles with both sides. Interior of driver’s compartment retains green paint. Undercarriage has desert tan paint over green paint. CONDITION: Repainted in tan with added Afrika Corps markings on both of the vertical armor- plate. The engine has a new carburetor and the engines runs, but has a sticky valve and needs some work. Left side speedometer not present. Track wheels and rollers in good order. Undercarriage fine with some light surface rust and some flaking to the paint which should clean up well. Tracks and drive wheels in good condition. Steering wheel has only a few shrinkage cracks and remains in good serviceable condition. Diamond pattern floor plates in very good condition. No passenger seat present. Canvas seat cover and pads not present on driver’s seat. JWK 18-11-142 15,000 - 30,000

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LOT - 274 274 - FINE ENGRAVED POWDER HORN OF LT. SIMON JEFFERDS DATED 1759 DEPICTING MARINES. 13 - 1/2” L. This powder horn has a curved body of 15” overall and features a brass spout, faceted and molded with a brass threaded plug. The butt is of slightly convex wood and still retains over 30” of its original leather strap, fastened to butt with three iron rose head nails. The main body of the three stage horn depicts six frock-coated Marines with tricorn hats, flintlock muskets and D-guard swords hanging from their left sides. It also depicts a ship of war with five guns showing on the left side and another larger ship of war with nine guns showing on its left side. One brig and the other a cutter. Other designs include a running buck, a soldier firing a flintlock musket, the walls of a fort, a socket bayonet, a belt axe and a spontoon (pole arm). Standing in front of the deer is a man with a tomahawk. The professionally engraved inscription reads “LT + SIMON * IEFFERDS (OF WELLS/ AGE 23Y) *~ HIS HORN/ MADE AT LEBANON MARCH the : 9 DAY: 1759 : ~ I POUDER/ WITH MY * BROTHER/ BAUL : A : HEROLIKE * DO/ CONKURE * ALL”. This is probably the earliest known powder horn that is definitively American and Marine. This horn can be seen online in the photograph but The Navel History and Heritage Command. It was once the property of the Ashley Halsey, Jr. collection. Simon Jefferds, Sr. was born in 1739 in Wells, York County, Maine and died in the same place in 1801. CONDITION: Very good. The main body retains a light honey patina with some light carrying wear and a few minor marks from use. Brass spout retains a dark, uncleaned and original patina. Sling with some crazing to surface. From the collection of Jason Roselius. 10,000 - 20,000

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275 - FABULOUS 1777 DATED NEW YORK MAP CARVED POWDER HORN OF JONATHAN HUNTRESS OF VALLEY FORGE. Horn has a carved throat with a notched wide ring near the spout. The 18-1/2” curved horn body is a beautiful, light honey amber with well executed engraving of villages, and various subject matter. The base of the horn with its original domed pine plug, and now a fixed to the horn with large round headed brass tacks which are very old additions (plug was attached with tiny wooden pegs). A banner coils around the shaft of the horn and reads, “Jonathan Huntress A OCTOB 2 1777”. Also found is a second name, near the upper portion, “Philip Guardi/nier His horn”. Guardinier is the second owner and didn’t allow for space and carried his name onto a second line above. Various towns are depicted, most notable and largest is Albany, NY consisting of many buildings, gardens, etc, most of which are within a fortress. The base of the horn carved with a cartouche, of flowering vines with crowned winged angel with large heart and cross for a bosom flanked by initials “I/H”. Also at base are carved hills with evergreens and settlement titled “Benin Town” with a very large church and steeple. Up the horn a large town with fortress works near the river titled, “New York” and to the left, a group of houses titled, “ESTSHORE”. Jonathan Huntress was baptized at the Church of Newington, in Newington, NH 8-18-1751. Married 1774, and died 8-29-1779, reportedly killed by the enemy at 28. As a Soldier in the Revolution, Huntress enlisted at Portsmouth on 6-18-1775 in Brig Gen Enoch Poor’s Brig, 2nd NH Reg commanded by Col. Geo Reed in the 7th Company 1777-1779. From December 1777 to May 1778, he was on the Valley Forge Muster Rolls in Blodgett’s Co, 2nd NH. We know Huntress was killed at Newton Rock about 6 miles from Chemung, in action against the Tories and Iroquois, on 8-29-1779. It is believed that Phillip Guardinier later acquired this horn and added his name. A preliminary internet search revealed no information on Phillip Guardinier(Gardiner). This is a beautiful horn, and obviously was with Huntress at Valley Forge when he, and much of the rest of the Continental Army spent one of the most dismal, depressing and challenging winters that Washington and his troops encountered during the history of the Revolutionary War. Accompanied by a Valley Forge Muster Roll Project data sheet for Gen Enoch Poor’s Brigade, 2nd NH Reg, and the muster roll for Pvt Jonathan Huntress. Also an account of the action that took Corp Huntress’ life as told by Ensign Danl Gookin of the 2nd NH. SIZE: approx 17” on the outside curve, butt approx 3” in diameter PROVENANCE: Private Family Collection. CONDITION: Generally Outstanding, the horn has a pleasant, light honey amber overall patina, and the distinct engraving contrasts well with the soft background. The original domed, wooden buttplug with numerous nails, has one brass tack missing at the base. A truly outstanding horn that is fresh to the market. 10,000 - 20,000

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LOT - 277 276 - ENGRAVED MAP POWDER HORN OF BUNKER HILL VETERAN JOHN BARKER - DATED 1776. John Barker was born in Pomfret, Connecticut on December 18, 1756. He served in the Continental Army as a private and orderly sergeant. Barker fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill (Breed’s Hill). He also accompanied Benedict Arnold on his ill-fated Quebec Expedition and arrived at Fort Ticonderoga in the spring of 1776. Mount Independence was fortified in July of 1776, which most likely accounts for the reference on this horn. Barker served with General Sullivan in his Indian campaign in 1777, which targeted Tories and their Iroquois allies, and with Colonel Alden at Cherry Valley, New York. After the Revolution Barker married Esther Richardson on July 9, 1786 in Leominster, Massachusetts. They had 14 children, 11 of whom survived to maturity. They moved to Stoddard, New Hampshire sometime between 1790 and 1799. Esther died there in July of 1806, and five months later Barker married Sally Warren (née Guild) and had four children with her. He applied for his U.S. Revolutionary War Survivor’s Pension from Stoddard in 1819. Barker passed away there on March 15, 1834. The horn itself has a 13” curved body with four stages, each edge decorated with serrations and a relief ring around the tapered spout, decorated en suite. The flat wooden butt is carved with a hex sign in a circle and the initials “AI” and “NW”. The plug is fastened with a series of wooden pins. The horn depicts a city view labelled “NEW YORK”, as well as a river and two forts and a ship of war. The inscription reads “JOHN BARKER HIS/ HORN & MADE AT MOUNT IN/ DEPENdANC NOVEMBER 18/ DAY OF 1776”. Below the view of New York City, the horn is also inscribed “JOEL KCEL”. The last name “KCEL” is probably a phonetic spelling for “Castle”, almost certainly Joel Castle, born in 1751 in Waterbury, Connecticut, about 70 miles from Pomfret where Barker was born five years later. Castle joined a Connecticut Revolutionary regiment raised by Col. Charles Burrill of the Continental army and marched under the command of General Phillip Schuyler to Fort George and then to Fort Ticonderoga. After serving in various engagements, he was at Mount Independence in late summer or early autumn of 1776, when Barker was also there. It is certain they must have met, and, given their common Connecticut backgrounds and the strong regional allegiances alive then, it is likely they formed a friendship. There is also a place where the carver began NEW YORK, but got only as far as NE, and put the full title elsewhere. There is also a branded monogram, a conjoined AB that appears on both the horn and its wooden end plug. It could have been a Barker family or, more likely, a regimental brand (each regiment had its own brand for its horses’ hooves.) CONDITION: Very good. The horn is uncleaned and retains a try surface and a honey patina. There is some wear from carrying and one 1/2 square that has been intentionally dished out to remove something on the horn. The spout has one minor chip and a couple hairline cracks. This is a newly discovered horn in as found condition. 8,000 - 12,000 277 - FINE ENGRAVED FRENCH & INDIAN WAR NEW YORK MAP POWDER HORN. This professionally engraved map horn has a curved body of 13-1/2” and is tapered with a rounded and grooved spout section. The slightly domed wooden plug has an iron staple for sling attachment. The horn depicts and large and detailed British crest with a view of a city below labels “YORK”. The horn shows a map of villages, waterways and forts; some of the places shown are Saratoga, Fort Henry, St. Water and Albany. There are a total of seven forts depicted on this horn. CONDITION: Good to very good. Horn retains a dark, uncleaned patina overall. Engraving shows dark patina overall. There is one minor crack stemming from the plug, a few cracks at the spout and some chipping around the spout opening. Old twine has been wrapped around the end of the spout to prevent further cracking. This is a very nice and very honest French & Indian War map horn. 7,500 - 15,000

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278 - FINE ARCHITECTURAL AND FOLK ART CARVED POWDER HORN DATED 1759. This large powder horn measures about 20-1/2” overall including plugs. The curved three stage 18” body features a 6” long, tapered and faceted spout followed by a 2-1/4” section of convex relief carved scales. The main body of the horn measures about 11” and depicts a large folk art mermaid with exposed breasts and posed holding a flower. Separating the engraved panels are three relief ribs. The second section of decoration features floral engraving including a snake wrapped around a palmetto tree. A large date “1759” is engraved with integral flowers on each numeral. Large initials incorporating flowers and leaves “JF VN. (small) PF”, possibly a horn made to celebrate a wedding. The top of the scaled section has a U-shaped iron hook for a sling. The turned butt retains its original threaded turned wooden plug. The bone spout stopper is a contemporary replacement. The horn is complete with a custom made steel wire stand with a have iron base, which displays the horn showing the mermaid on the front and date 1759. CONDITION: Excellent. This horn retains a mellow honey patina and shows very little use. The butt retains a pleasing patina with probably all of the original finish. PROVENANCE: This beautiful folk art horn was purchased from the collection of Jim Dresslar. 3,000 - 5,000 279 - LOT OF 4: ENGRAVED 19TH CENTURY POWDER HORNS AND A TRAPPER’S FUR SCALE. Lot contains: (A) Horn engraved “WM MILE” and with 10-1/2” horn body. Featuring engraved designs of a fowled anchor, various birds, including one labeled “A Swallow”, fish, and insects, surrounded by engraved flowers and folk art designs. Bulbous wood plug, scalloped spout, wood plug absent. CONDITION: Good condition with pleasing patina and some minor insect damage around plug and towards base. (B) Folk art patriotic horn of 11-1/2”, with curved body and lightly engraved patriotic eagle and “E PLURIBUS UNUM” along with a tortoise with shield and stripes on its shell. Also with an engraved deer labeled “A BUCK”, and a portrait labeled “ABRAHM L”, along with several fish, a horse, and birds. Bulbous wood plug and separate relief horn ring at base, brass spout is missing. CONDITION: Fair condition, some scattered insect damage, relief ring no longer connected due to insect damage. Otherwise, retains a pleasing patina. (C) Horn with curved 13” body and pewter cap engraved with borders and “J. Hemp Craw/1864” with a lid and storage compartment. CONDITION: Good condition with some minor insect damage, missing spout. (D) Hand forged iron and brass fur trader’s scale. CONDITION: Very good condition. 1,000 - 1,500 280 - LOT OF 8: 4 POWDER HORNS, 3 FLASKS, & INFANTRY OR ARTILLERY MILITARY SWORD. Lot contains: a small priming flask with bulbous wood butt and turn spout, good condition with some insect damage around plug; another small priming flask; a small powder horn with faceted spout and bulbous wood plug in good condition, showing some marks from use; a curved powder horn of 13” with a faceted spout and a flat, wooden butt with brass knob in center, and engraved with a scene of a soldier firing a musket at an Indian on horseback as well as a ship of war, a detailed fish and rampant lion and the style of engraving suggest that it is possibly a New England horn; very good with some scattered scratches and a mellow patina. Also included is an embossed 3 lb leather shotflask with brass dispenser in fair condition, part of release lever is broken and shows wear and restitching overall. There is also a Sykes patent leather covered powder flask measures 6-3/8” with black leather and a fire blued spring, top is stamped “EXTRA QUALITY” and “SYKES PATENT” and features a gilded powder measure spout in excellent condition showing only light wear. There is also a copper flask with embossed pheasants on both sides, fair condition with some seams resoldered and spout with some denting. Lastly, is a continental artillery sword with a single edge 23-1/2” flat steel blade, one piece cast brass hilt stamped on right side of guard “S (shield) O 1416”, good condition, blade shows a spotted grey patina. Hilt with a few light marks and retaining an unpolished patina. 700 - 1,000 108

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281 - LOT OF 2: CDV OF CAPT. A.L. FAHNESTOCK HOLDING HENRY RIFLE & GAR BADGE. Lot contains: (A) Carte de Visite of a full length Union officer wearing sword and holding a Henry rifle. Reverse backmarked “Metropolitan/ Photograph Gallery/ 53 College Street/ Nashville, Tenn/ J.H. Van Stravoren/ Proprietor”, and inked “Captain Fahnestock”(sp) . On June 27, 1864 at Kennesaw Mountain, the 86th Illinois, having been outmaneuvered by the Confederates was ordered to retreat. Lt. Colonel Fahnestock ordered his men to fall back while passing his Henry rifle to Fife Major Webber (the same rifle pictured in the accompanying CDV copy), along with instructions to fire every bullet as quickly as possible at the Confederates who were pinning them down while the regiment dug entrenchments. Fife Major Webber stood his ground from 9am to 6pm using Fahnestock’s Henry rifle to keep the Confederates occupied. Webber was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions that day. CONDITION: Very good, light foxing with the lower margin trimmed. (B) GAR reunion badge from the 86th Illinois, Peoria, August 26-27, 1910, featuring an image of Col. A.L. Fahnestock. CONDITION: Very good condition. 3,500 - 5,000

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282 - LOT OF 9: U.S. CIVIL WAR PATTERN 1826 BREAST PLATES. Each : 2 -1/2” Dia. Lot contains: Eight pattern 1826 eagle breast plates with iron loops on the reverse, four retaining most of their original gilt finish. The last is a small size pattern 1826 eagle breast plate measuring 2-1/4”, retaining both iron hooks on the reverse. From the Ray Bentley collection. (Very Good - Excellent). 800 - 1,200 283 - LOT OF 3: AMERICAN PRE-CIVIL WAR CAP INSIGNIA. 12” x 8 -1/4”. Lot contains: A) New York Militia musicians cap plate, circa 1835. Gilded brass plate measures 3” by 4 3/4”. CONDITION: Face retains most of its original gilt finish. Original reverse loops have been re-soldered. B) Militia shako plate, circa 1830-40. Silvered copper measuring 3” by 4-1/8”, reverse complete with loops and plume tube. CONDITION: Excellent with a deep patina to the silvered face. C) Militia Chapeau Bras Insignia/ Cockade. Measures 6” by 9-3/4”. CONDITION: Excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 285

284 - 1868 CYRUS W. FIELD CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL, U.S. MINT. 4” Dia. Circa 1869-70 Cyrus Field Medal, Julian PE-10. Bronze, 104 mm, 494 gm, produced at the U.S. Mint, 125 specimens are recorded as being struck in bronze. Engraved by William Barber. Awarded by Congress to Cyrus Field of New York “for his foresight, faith, and persistency in establishing telegraphic communication, by means of the Atlantic telegraph, connecting the old and new worlds.” CONDITION: Attractive reddish-brown patination on both sides. Fine condition showing no wear. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200 285 - LARGE LOT OF G.A.R. MEDALS, PINS & BUCKLES. Largest: 1 - 1/2” x 4”. Lot contains: (A) Massachusetts Minute Men 1861 medal, edge impressed “Robert Clifford, Sgt 41st Regt”: “Co. H 29th N.J. Vol Inf” veterans badge named to “Segt R.L. Lawrence”. (B) Two New York at Gettysburg medals. (C) Dept of New York GAR medal. (D) Los Angeles 1912 GAR medal. (E) Dept of Mass GAR medal. (F) Dept of NY enameled GAR medal. (G) Two shield shaped presentation flag pole plaques from the GAR WRC to the Admiral Farragut Academy June 1934. (H) “Union is Strength 1874” silver medal. (I) Silver medal engraved “3rd/ National/ Festival/ of the/ Sharpshooters/ Union/ N.Y/ 1876”. (J) F.L.I. five year long and faithful service medal. (K) F.L.I. embroidered epaulette insignia. (L) 11 various veterans, patriotic and shooting medals, reproduction CSA buckle and a flag pole plaque from the John Wanamaker Jr to the Admiral Farragut Academy. CONDITION: All in very good to excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 287

286 - LOT OF CIVIL WAR VETERAN’S, STATE, & GAR MEDALS. Largest Frame: 12 - 1/4” x 8 - 1/4”. Lot contains: 35 pieces, primarily U.S. Civil War veteran’s state medals, ribbons, and a few 1861-1865 dated coins. Highlights of lot include rim numbered U.S. Navy Mexico campaign medal (11247), Gettysburg Veteran’s Medal, and a William McKinley inaugural souvenir badges. CONDITION: All are in overall excellent condition. 400 - 600 287 - LARGE LOT OF ASSORTED AMERICAN 19TH & 20TH CENTURY MILITARY INSIGNIA. Largest : 11 -1/4” x 5”. Lot contains: A) Bronze U.S. Navy plaque measuring 7-3/4” by 7-1/2”, 1870’s militia helmet eagle plate with a 9-1/4” wingspan. B) Pair Aide to Major General collar insignia marked “BB&B Bronze”. C) Bronze “Reims 1945 Capitulation Du Reich” plaque measuring 5-1/2”. D) Bronze Bastogne “Nuts” plaque measuring 5-1/4”. E) World War I brass lighter with airship and airplane motifs. F) Five U.S. Model 1875 infantry hat insignia. G) Three Model 1895 cavalry hat insignia. H) Watervliet Arsenal 1813 brass plaque measuring 3-3/8” by 4-1/4”. I) Dewey Hero of Manila plaque measuring 2-5/8”. J) Bronze 8” 1912 letter opener commemorating the raising of the U.S.S. Maine. K) Framed bullion embroidered China Burma India pillow cover. L) 48 gilt Spanish-American war period USMC buttons. Also included are a number of late 19th, early 20th century pieces of hat insignia, collar insignia, buttons and pins. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

LOT - 288 288 - LARGE LOT OF AMERICAN MILITARY MEDALS & INSIGNIA. Largest Case : 7” x 4 -1/4”. Lot contains: A) Cased Purple Heart with slot brooch, reverse named “Adam Dickson, Jr”. B) Cased Purple Heart, slot brooch, unnamed. C) Boxed and cased Purple Heart, slot brooch, reverse named “Herbert F. Wilcox”, edge numbered. Includes transmittal letter dated 3/9/43 issuing medal for wound received November 1, 1918 while serving as a private, Company L, 146th Infantry (37th Division). D) Two cased unnamed Bronze Star medals, slot brooches. E) Cased unnamed Bronze Star, slot brooch, case missing lid lining. F) U.S. Navy Distinguished Service Medal, slot brooch. G) U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal, slot brooch. H) Presidential Medal For Merit, 1940’s issue with slot brooch. I) Miniature U.S. Navy group, Mexico 1911-1917, Victory (Grand Fleet), Expeditionary, Yangtze and Marksman, clutch back, in very good condition with moderate wear. J) Four Bronze New York National Guard Marksman medals, one named and dated 1896, three maker marked “Tiffany & Co.” K) Three Bar & plain Victory medals. L) World War I New Jersey Victory Medal. M) Metropolitan Life Insurance Co table medal measuring 1-5/8”, awarded for selling War Savings Stamps. N) Sterling Marksman badge with 14 bars. O) Sterling Marksman badge suspending two bars and a Marine basic badge. P) Copper cigarette case with PT Boat badge mounted on its face, very good condition. Q) General William J. Donovan table medal reverse reads “Awarded to Dwight David Eisenhower 1965 By The Veterans of OSS”, measures 4-5/8”, iron with bronze finish, very good condition. R) World War I War Service Ship Building Badge. Also included are a number of miscellaneous medals and badges. CONDITION: All are in excellent condition unless otherwise noted. From the Ray Bentley collection. (Very Good). 800 - 1,200

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289 - SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR PERIOD US ARMY MUSICIAN MEDAL & INSIGNIA GROUP. Lot contains: Five medals, mounted with pin back with open “C” catch: War With Spain 1898, edge impressed “No 8102”: Army of Occupation Porto Rico 1898, edge impressed “No 314”: Philippine Insurrection 1899, edge impressed “No 23119”: Mexican Service 1911-1917, edge impressed “No 6343”: World War I Victory with France bar. All in fine condition. Included are: Set of ribbons for the medals, pin back with “C” clasp: Red enamel First Division 7th Corps badge: two 11th infantry cap badges: Pair of musician collar insignia: Musician cap badge: Khaki principal musician chevron: Spanish American War veterans medal: Rosary. CONDITION: All in excellent condition. 800 - 1,200 290 - USMC HAITIAN CAMPAIGN & WWI VICTORY MEDAL. Each: 3”. Lot contains: Two medals that include a rim numbered USMC Haitian Campaign medal (2312) with full wrapped brooch, and a U.S. World War I Victory Medal. CONDITION: Excellent with no fading or fragile ribbons. 300 - 500

LOT - 291

291 - LARGE LOT OF WWII AMERICAN MEDALS, INSIGNIA & PATCHES. Largest Case : 17” x 12”. Lot contains: A) USMC Fur Hat Insignia worn by the HQ Company at the American Legation at Peiping China. B) Six U.S. Navy officer’s cap badges, four are marked sterling. C) Coast Guard officer’s cap badge marked sterling. D) U.S. Naval Aviators wing, Amico sterling. E) U.S. Naval Aviators wing, H-H, repaired pin. F) Two USNR badges. Paratrooper wing with cross, arrowhead and star added to the face, marked sterling. G) Elco PT boat pin, sterling. H) PT boat tie clasp, sterling. I) Leather covered cigarette case embossed with a USAAF pilot wing. J) Pair pre-World War II “MISS” officer’s collar insignia. K) Pair pre-WWII Aide to Major General collar insignia. K) Ring with USAAF motifs, marked sterling. L) Named USAAF ID bracelet. M) Sterling and enamel bracelet showing seven flags. N) Public Health Service cap badge, sterling. O) Three WWI period cap badges. P) Two WWII period cap badges. Q) 17 WWII USAAF patches. R) Bullion CBI patch. S) Insignia group consisting of; an 8th Air Force patch, collar insignia, sterling Air Crew wing and photograph. T) Group identified to 1st Lt William Hall consisting of British made bullion USAAF and 8th Air Force patches, Navigator wing and Meritorious Service Award. U) Split brooch DFC and Air medals, both unnamed and a set of ribbon bars. V) Bombardier wing, sterling. W) Includes eight post WWII wings, collar insignia and cloth map of Japan and South China Seas. X) Group of 28 Aircraft Identification Cards. CONDITION: Excellent unless otherwise noted. From the Ray Bentley collection. Very Good 1,200 - 1,500

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LOT - 295

292 - LOT OF MILITARIA RELATING TO US ARMY & NAVY SENIOR OFFICER’S. Largest : 14 -1/2” x 3 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) Nickle plated M1 bayonet dated 1943 with enameled 7th Division insignia mounted on the handle, back strap engraved “To Brig Gen Ralph J. Butchers From The Officers And Men Of The Seventh Infantry Division”. B) Bronzed, white metal standing bear mounted on a marble base, on which is mounted a brass plaque engraved “Major General Ralph J. Butchers Presented By Berlin Brigade September 1962”. Overall height is 4”. C) Brass mounted 7th Division emblem standing 4-1/2” high with plaque engraved “Maj Gen R.J. Butchers Korea 30 October 1961”. D) Pair of cuff links, faces measuring 5/8” by 1-1/4”, engraved “Admiral Austin K. Doyle U.S. Navy”. E) Copy of the address delivered to the men of the USS New Jersey 15 April 1945 by Rear Admiral O.C. Badger. F) Cast aluminum plaque featuring a globe, anchors and Naval Aviator wing, on which is mounted a brass plaque engraved “Admiral W. F. Halsey Quarters”. The plaque measures 10” by 10”. F) Original photograph measuring 4-1/4” by 5-5/8” of a U.S. Navy Admiral. G) Folding file mounted with a U.S. Navy officer’s cap badge, engraved plate which reads “ Admiral Robert B. Carney for Stephen W. Bumball” and small note initialed “R.B.C.” Interior mounted with a photograph of the signing of the Japanese surrender signed “ Robt B Carney” and Japanese Government bank note signed “Vice Admiral Hillenkoetter September 2, 1945”. Included in the file is a typed account of the Japanese surrender ceremony sighed by Admiral Robert B. Carney. CONDITION: All in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. (Excellent). 1,000 - 1,500 293 - PURPLE HEART TO CLARENCE W. OAKES ST M 2C USNR, KIA IWO JIMA RECON MISSION. In bronze gilt with purple, red, green and white enamels, engraved “Clarence W. Oakes StM 2c USNR” on the reverse, original ribbon with wrap brooch pinback, roll catch, intact enamels. On February 17, 1945 the USS Pensacola while engaged in a reconnaissance mission off Iwo Jima received six hits from Japanese coastal batteries, one of which punctured her hull on the starboard side forward, killing three officers and 14 men, wounding 98. CONDITION: Medal is in excellent condition. Ribbon shows some soiling. 800 - 1,200 294 - PURPLE HEART TO JACK M. HOYLE PH M 3C USN, DIED AS JAPANESE POW ON “HELL SHIP” ARISAN MARU. In bronze gilt with purple, red, green and white enamels, engraved “Jack M Hoyle Ph M 3c USN” on the reverse, original ribbon with wrap brooch pinback, roll catch, intact enamels, extremely fine condition. Jack M. Hoyle, confined as a POW at Bilibid Prison Camp, Manila Philippines from May 30, 1942 to October 1, 1943. Died aboard the Japanese Prison Ship Arisan Maru enroute from the Philippines to Japan October 24, 1944. On October 24, 1944, Arisan Maru was transporting 1,781 U.S. and Allied military and civilian POWs when she was struck by a torpedo from an American submarine (either USS Shark or USS Snook), at about 5 p.m.; she finally sank about 7 p.m. No POWs were killed by the torpedo strikes and nearly all were able to leave the ship’s holds but the Japanese did not rescue any of the POWs that day. Only nine of the prisoners aboard survived the event. 800 - 1,200 295 - PURPLE HEART TO STEWARD 3RD CL MATTISON KIA ABOARD USS PATTERSON SOLOMAN ISLANDS. In bronze gilt with purple, red, green and white enamels, engraved “Elvin E. Mattison St 3c USN” on the reverse, original ribbon with split brooch pinback, roll catch, intact enamels, light contact marks. On the night of September 29-30 1943 while engaging Japanese barge traffic involved in the evacuation of the island of Kolombangara, the Destroyer USS McCalla collided with the Destroyer USS Patterson resulting in the deaths of three crew members. One of which was Steward 3rd Class Elvin E. Mattison born January 26, 1945. CONDITION: Intact enamels and light contact marks. Excellent 800 - 1,200

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296 - LOT OF U.S. MILITARY PATCHES & ASSORTED MILITARIA. Lot contains: Two U.S. Navy Submarine badges: a Sterling EM and an Officer. Lot contains a Gemsco Sterling senior CAP aviator wing. Lot also contains 72 U.S. military patches in excellent condition, with most being World War II vintage. Two USAAF pilot’s cloth silk escape maps in unused mint condition: East Asian and Western Europe. Lot contains a German made Boy Scout sheath knife, and two unknown belts and buckles. Several buttons, bomblets, and a Soviet buckle are also included. All are excellent to near mint. 600 - 900

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LOT - 298

297 - WWII CBI THEATER 1ST AIR COMMANDOS SOLDIERS MEDAL GROUP. Group relating to Staff Sergeant Albert Andrews USAAF, consisting of: Soldiers Medal, slot brooch, unnamed as issued: 10th Air Force patch with “1st Air Commandos” arc: July 1945 Citation for the Soldiers Medal awarded for heroism in freeing men trapped in a collapsed building after having been severely injured himself: Photograph of Andrews being awarded the medal: Newspaper clippings reporting the award: Letter dated August 9, 1945 to Andrews’ sister describing the incident: Service photographs and papers. Included is the black titled case for the medal. CONDITION: All in excellent condition. 500 - 700

298 - LARGE LOT OF MEDALS, PINS & INSIGNIA. Largest Box: 11 - 1/4” x 6 - 1/2”. Lot contains: Primarily U.S. medals, insignia, hat pins, fobs, ribbons, and devices. Mostly World War II with some items being from a later period. Highlights include 101st Airborne Bastogne plaque, USMC buttons, and hundreds of small uniform items including ribbon bars. CONDITION: All are in overall excellent condition. 400 - 600

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299 - NAMED WWII BRONZE STAR MEDAL GROUP & MISCELLANEOUS US MEDALS. Largest Frame: 12 - 1/2” x 16 - 1/4”. Lot contains: 38 medals with highlight being named World War II Bronze Star grouping to a Col. S. Edward King in old frame. Bronze star and Army Commendation Medal are both correct period engraved with King’s name. Lot also includes unnamed boxed World War II era DFC, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and 25 other boxed medals of various eras. CONDITION: Medals and ribbons are all in excellent condition. 400 - 600

300 - LARGE LOT OF WWII U.S. UNIFORM PATCHES. Largest: 11 - 1/2” x 11 - 1/4”. Lot contains: 348 U.S. patches, all being World War II vintage, save a few modern ones in the album. CONDITION: All are in excellent condition with some showing evidence of being uniform removed. 400 - 600

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LOT - 301 301 - LARGE LOT OF ASSORTED BRITISH MEDALS & INSIGNIA. Largest : 18” x 13”. Lot partial contains: A) RFC Metal Pilot Wing, measuring 3-7/8”, two prongs on the reverse. B) Group from Capt. B.C. Jones which consists of two cloth embroidered RAF wings, bullion RAF wing with clutch back, Victory & War Medals impressed “Capt. B.C. Jones RAF”, portrait photograph of Jones, cap insignia, missing reverse pins, photograph of World War I British airplane: British World War I Death Plaque to “Edward Molesworth Walpole Sealy” in original cardboard sleeve with King George letter. C) Framed British Death Plaque to “William Shillitoe”, oak frame mounted with a silver plaque reading “William Shillitoe 2 Batt Scots Guards 24th January 1917”. D) Five Mounted British Medals; 1939-45 Star, The Africa Star, The Italy Star, The Defense Medal and 1939-45 Medal, unnamed. E) Four Mounted British Medals; Order of St John, The Italy Star, The Defense Medal and 1939-45 Medal, unnamed. F) British Trio; 1914 Star, War Medal and Victory Medal impressed to “7038 Pte W. Barton 2/ S. Staffer”. G) A War Medal impressed “Pte W.R. Roberts RAF”. H) Silver plaque measuring 3-1/4” by 5”, mounted on wood featuring an image of field hockey action and an RAF wing, engraved “Cairo Small Units Hockey Cup R.O.A.C”. I) Silver Medal measuring 2-3/8”, the reverse engraved “Those Who Through Sacrifice Gave New Birth To Freedom”. J) Silver and enameled case measuring 1-3/4” by 2-3/8” with Royal Artillery insignia mounted on its face. K) Silver RFC wing measuring 2”. L) British Bullion Crest measuring 5” by 5-1/2”. M) Royal Marines Band Pouch Insignia 3-1/4” by 3-1/4”. N) Large brass British crest measuring 6-5/8” by 9”. O) Silver Merit Medal measuring 2-1/2” by 5” has a face with fine scroll engraving, reverse with makers touch marks. P) Victorian Officer’s two-piece Belt Buckle. Q) Pair of Field Marshall Collar Insignia. R) Two photographs; Press photograph of Montgomery measuring 7” by 9”, Photograph of Mounted Soldier measuring 10” by 11-1/2”. S) Churchill Silk Handkerchief measuring 13” by 13-1/2”. Accompanying the lot are miscellaneous medals and badges of various ages. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,200 - 1,800 302 - LARGE LOT OF BRITISH HELMET BADGES, BELT BUCKLES & RANK INSIGNIA. Largest : 11” Dia. Lot contains: Victorian and World War I era British army officers belt buckles, helmet plates and horse bosses of fine quality and condition. Also includes six RAF sweetheart wings contain in their original box, a carved wood Royal Tank Regiment Badge measuring 9”, carved wood 11” picture frame from the H.M.S. Archer commemorating a China and Japan cruise and post World War II era bullion blazer badges and rank insignia to include a pair of Field Marshal shoulder boards. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,200 - 1,500 LOT - 302 114

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303 - BRITISH SHOOTING MEDALS & BADGES OF SGT H. GOMERY, HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY. 33” x 30 - 1/2”. A large frame measuring 30” by 33” on which is engraved “1883-1909 The/ Badges And Medals Won By/ H. Gomez/ Pte 8 L.R.V./ C2 Sgt. 3 V Bn. HLI.” The group consists of 38 high quality bullion blazer badges mostly from the Scottish Rifle Association, and the (British) National Rifle Association with dates ranging from 1884-1910, 10 bronze NRA badges, 10 fine quality silver medals or badges, Volunteer Long Service Medal and two ladder badges with dates ranging from 1885-1908. CONDITION: All in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

304 - LOT OF 3: WWI BRITISH MARITIME GALLANTRY & WWII CANADIAN KIA MEDAL GROUPS Each : 11 -1/4” x 11”. Lot contains: A) British Gallantry In Saving Life At Sea Medal, rim impressed “Thomas L. S. Popham Sunbeam 21st January 1908” and 1914-1918 Mercantile Marine War Medal, rim impressed “Thomas L S. Popham”, no ribbons. B) Canadian Memorial Cross Group to Private A.J. Collins, 1939-1945 Star, France & Germany Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Overseas Clasp, War Medal 1939-1945, and Memorial Cross, George VI (B103196 Pte. A.J. Collins). The four World War II medals unnamed as issued. Mounted on cloth with Highland Light Infantry Of Canada cap badge and notation that Private Collins was killed in action in Holland 9th October 1944. CONDITION: Very good. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

306 - BRITISH 1877 EMPRESS OF INDIA MEDAL. Case : 8 -1/4” x 6 -1/4”. The Empress of India Medal was a commemorative medal awarded to mark the occasion of the proclamation of Queen Victoria as Empress of India in 1877. Issued in silver to selected British and Indian officers and civilians, as well as a selected soldier from each British and Indian regiment serving in India at the time. Measures 2-1/4” in diameter, on its original ribbon without a pin. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. 400 - 600

LOT - 305 305 - LARGE LOT OF BRITISH CAP BADGES, RANK INSIGNIA & CROSS BELT BADGE. Largest Frame : 20 -1/2” x 16 1/2”. Lot contains: Regimental Sergeant Majors and Color Sergeants rank insignia in bullion, metal cap badges of various regiments and of different ages. Included in the lot is a Victorian officers’ sterling silver cross belt badge of the Queens Own Rifles of Canada which measures 3-1/8” by 3-3/4”, very fine quality with touch marks on the reverse and with fine enamels. CONDITION: Very good to excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. (Very Good - Excellent). 800 - 1,200

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307 - LOT OF 25: VARIOUS AMERICAN, JAPANESE, AND RUSSIAN INSIGNIAS AND MEDALS. Lot contains: seven cased Japanese medals, six loose Japanese medals, four various Japanese patches, seven pieces of soviet cap insignia and one soviet medal, ten various American medals and patches. All are in overall near mint condition. 400 - 600 308 - FRANCE ORDER OF THE LEGION OF HONOR, COMMANDER. CAse: 5” x 7 - 3/4” x 1 - 1/2”. Commander’s Cross, 3rd Republic (1870-1947). Neck Badge, 61mm by 92mm inclusive of wreath suspension, silver gilt, enameled, both central medallions gilt, enameled, laurel crown suspension device. On short piece of ribbon. CONDITION: Excellent with no damage to the enamels. From the Ray Bentley Collection. Excellent 400 - 600

309 - LOT OF MISCELLANEOUS U.S. & FOREIGN WINGS, PINS, MEDALS & BADGES. Largest: 15 - 1/4” x 13 - 1/4”. Lot contains: Approximately 168 items, primarily U.S. uniform insignia, pins, buckles, medals, hat emblems and plastic civilian airline wings. Scarce World War I sterling silver USMC souvenir spoon depicting a Leatherneck with rifle. Also includes Boer War miniature medal bar (with SOUTH AFRICA, WITTEBERGEN, TRANSVAAL, and CAPE COLONY bars), and a London Rifle Brigade Souvenir tapestry from the same era which measures 15-1/2” by 13-1/2”. CONDITION: Tapestry is in good condition with some fading from being previously framed. Insignia are in varying degrees of condition with most being excellent. 400 - 600 LOT - 309

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310 - LOT OF 11: GERMAN WWII BUCKLES, IMPERIAL GERMAN BUCKLE & MATCH COVER. Lot contains: Ten German belt buckles, and an Imperial German match box cover in overall excellent condition. Lot includes a very desirable early nickel SS buckle marked “Overhoff & Cie” in excellent condition. Lot contains two Luftwaffe buckles: a blue gray steel buckle marked “N&H 1942” with 90+% of its finish, and an early two piece dress buckle retaining more than 75% of the silver finish on the exterior. Lot contains two Heer buckles: a 1940 dated field gray example with 1941 dated leather tab in 80+% condition, and a late dark gray example dated 1943 with 85+% of its original dark gray finish. Lot contains a RAD aluminum buckle with a 1938 dated leather tab, and an early DAF aluminum buckle marked “RZM M4/45”. Lot also contains two SA buckles: a full size brass buckle with a nickel plated center piece, and a smaller brass buckle with a nickel plated center piece. Lot contains an early Imperial two-piece brass buckle, and an Imperial brass match box cover. 1,100 - 1,600

311 - LOT OF 19: ASSORTED GERMAN COMBAT BADGES, MEDALS & INSIGNIA. Lot contains 19 pieces of various German Medals, Badges, and Insignia. (A) Three Piece Medal Bar featuring a World War I Iron Cross 2nd Class, a Hindenburg Medal, and a Third Reich West Wall Medal, in excellent condition. (B) Four Place Medal Bar featuring a War Merit Medal, a Red Cross Medal, a 50 Year Service Medal, and a Centennial Medal for Wilhelm the First, in excellent condition. (C) World War I Iron Cross 1st Class by “KO” in excellent condition. (D) World War II Iron Cross 1st Class, unmarked but made by “Godet”, in excellent condition. (E) Unmarked World War II Iron Cross 2nd Class in excellent condition. (F) World War II Iron Cross 2nd Class, marked “40” on the ring, in near mint condition. (G) Four Place Medal Bar containing a War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords, an Eastern Front Medal, a Four Year Heer Service Medal, and a Czech Annexation Medal, in excellent condition. (H) Eight Place Ribbon Bar in near mint condition. (I) Two Silver SA Sport Badges in excellent condition. (J) Bronze SA Sport Badge in excellent condition. (K) DRL Sport Badge in excellent condition. (L) General Assault badge, unmarked but made by Steinhauer and Luck, in excellent condition. (M) Two World War II Black Wound Badges, both marked “L/56”, in excellent condition. (N) World War II Silver Wound Badge, made of zinc and unmarked, in very good condition. (O) Single Place Ribbon Bar for a World War II Iron Cross 2nd Class in near mint condition. (P) Matched Set of M44 Panzer Grenadier Shoulder Boards in near mint condition. (Q) NSDAP Political Leaders Belt Buckle in gilded aluminum, marked “M4/46”, missing its belt keeper, in near mint condition. 1,000 - 1,600

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312 - LOT OF 7: GERMAN WWII BADGES. Lot contains seven Wehrmacht badges in overall very good condition. Lot contains a Heer Infantry Assault badge marked “M.K.4”, which retains more than 90% of its original silver finish. A second Infantry Assault badge is unmarked, and retains 30-40% of the original silver finish. Lot also contains a War Merit Cross First Class, which is maker marked on the pin (illegible), and retains none if its silver finish. Lot also contains an excellent condition U-Boat combat badge maker marked “RK”, and retaining more than 80% of its gilt gold finish. Lot includes an unmarked Fallschirmjaeger badge (of the style known to be made by “FLL”) in zinc, with very little of its gold and silver finish on the eagle and wreath. Lot also includes a copper coated aluminum Panzer Assault badge marked with an “A” for Assman. And lastly, this lot contains and early aluminum Panzer skull in used mint condition. 1,100 - 1,500

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LOT - 313 LOT - 315 313 - LOT OF 13: GERMAN WWII COMBAT BADGES & MEDALS. Lot consists of (A) German Cross in Cloth with Heer backing in excellent condition. Minor backing loss and one nip to one of the points. (B) Close Combat Clasp in Bronze by “F&BL”. Clasp is in near mint condition with the exception of the finish loss from the zinc base metal, which is common to see. The hardware retains all of its original factory finish. (C) Panzer Assault Badge in Silver by “Meybauer”. Badge is unmarked, but attributed to the firm “Meybauer”. Badge has lost most of its original finish due to poor storage and the zinc base metal. A crack can be seen where the wreath meets the edge of the eagle on the right hand side. Hardware is original, and intact. (D) Panzer Assault Badge in Bronze by “Hermann Aurich”. Badge retains approximately 90% of its original brennlack bronze finish on the obverse. The hardware on the reverse, which is unique to the maker “Aurich”, is intact and without repairs. The firms logo can be seen above the catch. (E) Infantry Assault Badge in Silver by the maker “Bruder Schneider, Wien” or “BSW” for short. Badge retains approximately 30% of its original silver plating, but as with many zinc based badges has lost much of it over time. Hardware is correct for this maker, and without repairs. (F) Iron Cross First Class by “Wachtler & Lange”. This cross is in near mint + condition. The black paint on the cross’ core is totally intact, and the silver rhodium finish on the crosses frame appears almost completely intact as well. The hardware is correct and without repairs. (G) Iron Cross Second Class by “Klein & Quenzer”. Cross is in near mint condition. The ring is marked “65” for the firm “Klein & Quenzer”. Cross is complete with a 2 - 1/4” ribbon. (H) An Early Unmarked Black Wound Badge, made of brass, in very good condition. (I) NSDAP Party Pin marked “RZM M1/101” in near mint condition. (J) Three War Merit Cross Medals in various conditions. (K) One “Tag Der Arbeit” Tinnie in near mint condition. 900 - 1,200

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314 - LOT OF 22: GERMAN BELT BUCKLES, INSIGNIA & MEDALS. Largest : 3 -1/2” x 3”. Lot contains: Army, Luftwaffe, Hitler Youth, World War I German and German made M-1895 South AfricanTransvaal Republic belt buckles; two 1939 Iron Cross 2nd Classes; DRL Sports Badge; Court mounted 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class; War Merit Cross 2nd Class; Kriegsmarine Boatswain arm patch; World War I German MG Badge; Kriesmarine Coast Artillery badge missing reverse pin; Luftwaffe cap badge; Army cockade; DRKB member’s cap insignia; NS-RKB aluminum breast eagle; Small NSKK badge, no pin; Army M43 cap insignia; 1939 black wound badge; 1940 Shooting Badge: Sword/swastika pin. CONDITION: All are in very good condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,100 315 - LOT OF 48: PIECES OF THIRD REICH INSIGNIA. Lot consists of: (A) Five Heer Shooting Lanyards consisting of: two first pattern grade one lanyards; one first pattern grade two lanyard; and two second pattern grade one lanyards. The lanyards are in overall near mint condition showing little signs of wear, with the exception of one second pattern lanyard having a minor tear to one of the braids. (B) Three Matched Pairs of Collar Tabs consisting: one Heer medical officers tab set; one Heer officers signals tab set; and one Luftwaffe enlisted flight/para tab set. The overall condition of the three matched pairs of collar tabs is near mint. (C) Six Flat-Wire Heer Breast Eagles of varying patterns in near mint + condition. (D) Four Heer Officers Bullion Breast Eagles of varying patterns in excellent condtion. (E) One Heer Medical Officers Slip-On Shoulder Board Set in very good condition. (F) Four Metal SS Cap Insignias consisting of: three first pattern SS skulls; one second pattern SS cap eagle in zinc. The three SS first pattern skulls are in near mint condition and the second pattern SS eagle is in very good condition but is missing one prong. (G) Four Various Kreigsmarine Eagles of varying patterns in near mint condition. (H) Ten Pieces of Various Metal and Cloth Cap Insignia in varying conditions. (I) Five Pieces of Various Sleeve Insignia in varying conditions. (J) Two Badges and One Ring in varying conditions. 700 - 1,100

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316 - LOT OF 15: GERMAN WWII POLITCAL & MILITARY METAL/CLOTH INSIGNIA. Lot contains: (A) Bevo Edelweiss Sleeve Patch in near mint condition, (B) Jager Cap Device made of zinc in very good condition, (C) Embroidered Polizei Sleeve Eagle in near mint condition, (D) Metal Edelweiss Cap Badge made of zinc in very good condition, (E) Padded Cloth Luftwaffe Observer Badge in near mint condition, (F) Bevo SS Runic Collar Tab in near mint condition, (G) Embroidered SS Sleeve Eagle in near mint condition, (H) Heer Officers Bullion Breast Eagle in excellent condition, (I) Dachau produced SS Edelweiss Sleeve Patch in near mint condition, (J) Metal NSDAP Cap Eagle in Gold in near mint condition, (K) RAD Cloth Sleeve Shield in excellent condition, (L) Bevo Police Trapezoid Eagle for side cap in excellent condition, (M) Bevo Coastal Artillery Cap Eagle in near mint condition, (N) Jager Cloth Sleeve Patch in near mint condition, (O) Five Reichsmark coin in excellent condition. 800 - 1,000 317 - LOT OF 22: MISCELLANEOUS GERMAN WWII INSIGNIA, PINS, & RINGS. Lot contains: a mixture of German World War II insignia, cap pins, breast eagles, identity books, and rings in overall excellent condition. Lot contains two Heer officer bullion eagles, a veteran’s organization cap badge, a Luftwaffe mechanic’s cap eagle, a SS sleeve eagle, a Kriegsmarine white uniform gold pin on breast eagle, and a cutoff Heer breast eagle still sewn to a part of the wool uniform. Lot contains two pith helmet national shields, a Luftwaffe pith helmet eagle (missing one of its three prongs), and an Edelweiss cap badge. Lot contains a trimmed (on the edges) Afrikakorps cufftitle, a two-piece ribbon bar (Russian Front and EKII), a tunic button, and two cap cockades. Lot also contains three rings: two appear to be from a German veteran of North Africa, and Hallmarked skull ring with ruby glass eyes. Also in this lot are three Third Reich identity booklets, and what appears to be a letter written by an inmate at the Dachau concentration camp in 1941. 600 - 1,000

LOT - 318 318 - LOT OF WWII GERMAN ITEMS, LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER BADGE, PHOTOS, STAMPS, & GUN PARTS. Largest: 12” x 8 - 1/4”. Lot contains: German World War II and earlier items: (A) MG-42 bipod with Waffenamt stamps, (B) STG-44 sling and painted metal scabbard for an Imperial German cavalry sword. (C) Nice World War II Paratrooper badge (Luftwaffe Fallschirmschützenabzeichen), consisting of an oval zinc wreath, with laurel leaves on the left half of the wreath, and oak leaves on the right half. Gilt eagle attached to the front via two rivets visible on the reverse, clutching a mobile swastika in its talons. Back has a vertical needle pin and barrel hinge. The round wire catch is broken off. Back of eagle bears the logo of “F.W. Assmann & Söhne” in the form of a “A” in script. (D) 46 small items: coins, collar pips, cloth patch, RzM tags, medals, Third Reich buttons, and a hand tinted image of a Prussian War soldier in a small 3-1/2” by 2-3/4”. (E) Frame. (F) 1940’s period German scrapbook of 296 World War I and World War II German wartime postage stamps with a handful of Chinese and Russian ones included. (G) Imperial German, 1914 dated songbook of marches (SCHWERT UND LEIER). (H) Book on Adolf Hitler titled “Bilder aus dem Leben des Führers” (Images of Adolph Hitler from the Life of the Leader) - Altona/Bahrenfeld, Cigaretten Bilderdienst , 1936, 132 pages. Good condition with rubbed corners, dirt on front and back cover, very good condition inside with intact photos. (I) Small album of 39 World War I and World War II German photos and postcards. 600 - 800

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LOT - 319 319 - LOT OF 29: THIRD REICH PINS & BADGES. Lot contains 13 Third Reich enameled pins and 16 Third Reich miscellaneous pins, in overall excellent condition. Enameled pins include Nazi Party pins, HJ pins, Olympic, and a postwar SS veteran piece. Other pins include, shooting, Bismarck, and other miscellaneous types. 350 - 700

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320 - LOT OF 18: GERMAN WWII MEDALS. Lot contains: 18 Third Reich medals and awards in overall excellent condition. Lot contains Iron Cross 1st class with ribbon, and two War Merit 2nd class awards. Lot contains three driver proficiency badges, and two black wound badges. Lot also includes three sports badges: a silver SA, a bronze SA, and a bronze DLB. There is a Russian Front mead with ribbon, a Czech 1938 medal with ribbon, a West Wall medal, and a Italian-German campaign medal. Lot also contains a bronze full size and miniature Mother’s Cross, and a mounted NSDAP Long Service award. 350 - 700 321 - LOT OF 60: THIRD REICH TINNIES & PINS. Lot contain 60 miscellaneous Third Reich tinnies and pins, in overall excellent condition. Includes, civil, military, Nazi party, and other types. 350 - 700

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322 - LOT OF 14: ASSORTED GERMAN WWII CAP BADGES. Lot contains: 14 assorted Nazi era cap badges. Two of the badges are of an Edelweiss, one is Luftwaffe, one is Polizei, one is NSKK, and the remaining nine are of various military or political organizations. CONDITION: All of the badges are stamped, and several are made from aluminum. (Good - Very Good). 200 - 300 323 - 1874 PATTERN SWIVEL HOLSTER WITH PATTERN 1874 SABER BELT, HAZEN LOOPS AND CARTRIDGE BOXES. Each: 12” x 11”. Complete 1874 Cavalry, belt, holster and cartridge box rig. The group consists of: (A) 1874 Pattern Swivel holster for the Colt Cavalry Single Action or S&W Schofield revolvers has a distinctive hanger with brass swivel riveted to the holster body. The swivel enables the holster to pivot 45 degrees and accommodate the movement of a horseman. (B) Black leather holster body is embossed with “US” in an oval and has a brass finial and single hole flap. Field use indicated that the swivel was delicate and easily broken and most of the holsters were modified or replaced; surviving, unaltered, examples are uncommon. The black leather 1874 Pattern Cavalry Saber belt has the distinctive brass belt slides and detachable Pattern 1874 leather saber straps with brass hooks. The belt has a brass Model 1874 “U.S.” plate. The belt is stamped “ROCK ISLAND/ARSENAL/ WTG” in three lines. (C) Two rare, detachable “Hazen Loop” cartridge carriers are made of black leather and have 20 loops for .45 caliber rifle or carbine cartridges. The backs of the center loops are stamped, “U.S./ ARSENAL/ BENECIA” in three lines. (D) Model 1874 Dyer Cartridge box is constructed of black leather and has a fleece lining. The flap is embossed with “U.S.” in an oval, the back is stamped with “ROCK ISLAND/ ARSENAL” in oval between the belt loops. (E) Pattern 1875 cartridge box for .45 Colt or S&W cartridges, produced by altering Civil War cap pouches. The pouch had most of the inner flap and fleece lining removed and the edges of the inner flap sewn to the edge of the body. The outer flap embossed “US”. CONDITION: All components are in very good condition showing areas of minor crazing. The holster flap exhibits a break just above with finial hole. From the Ray Bentley collection. Very good 3,000 - 4,000

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324 - LOT OF 2: U.S. ARMY MODEL 1881 HOLSTERS. Largest Case : 25” x 6 -1/4”. Lot contains: A) Model 1881 holster with two position flap to accommodate either Colt single action or Smith & Wesson Schofield revolver. With the advent of the Krag rifle and 100-round canvas cartridge belt, existing belt loops on holsters were too small to go over a loaded belt. Therefore, the Secretary of War ordered that existing holsters be modified to accommodate the new belt. Rock Island Arsenal issued new belt loops with instructions to remove old one and install a new larger one with six rivets instead of three to replace original stitching, rather than open up rear seam and re-sew it after modification. This is a nice solid holster with a very strong embossed oval/US, and makers stamp “Lanz, Owen & Co Chicago”. CONDITION: The leather is smooth with no crazing or wear. B) Earlier type Model 1881 holster with two position flap to accommodate either Colt single action or Smith & Wesson Schofield revolver and small loop for the saber belt. With clear oval/US and “Rock Island Arsenal” markings. CONDITION: Holster exhibits minor crazing, intact plug and most of its original finish. From the Ray Bentley collection. Excellent 1,000 - 1,500 325 - MODEL 1881 FORSYTH PATTERN HOLSTER. Each : 13” x 3”. Around the period 1883, Lieutenant Colonel James Forsyth submitted for construction a number of U.S. regulation flap holsters which had a much larger belt billet on the rear, comprised more of a flap with a riveted dual-riveted looped billet which fit around the body of the holster about halfway down its length. This allowed the arm to be fitted and worn with the prairie belt (Mills cartridge belt) which was much wider than the regulation cavalry saber belt. However this design would also work with the regulation saber belt and roughly 500 were manufactured. It features strong embossed oval/US, and “Rock Island Arsenal” stamp. CONDITION: This holster is in excellent condition showing much of its original finish, supple leather and no crazing. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,000 - 1,500

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326 - INDIAN WARS U.S. ARMY EXPERIMENTAL ROPES PATTERN HOLSTER. Largest: 12” x 7”. Scarce U.S. holster for the M1873 Single Action Army revolver, with the design attributed to Captain James M. Ropes. Experimental right handed design holster for the Colt Single Action Army and Smith & Wesson Schofield revolvers. Constructed of black bridle-weight leather, the holster has an extended belt loop/back shirt, a full flap top with strap closure, ten cartridge loops sewn at the mouth, protected by the flap. Leather remains fairly supple with moderate flaking and loss of finish. The cartridge loops remain in place on the face of the holster body and are strong with no loss of finish. The upper flap is stamped “C89”. The closure strap on the flap is solid and the plug is present but is worn through. The muzzle end rear seam is split from the plug and extending 3” up. Overall a solid example of a very scarce U.S. military holster from the latter part of the Indian Wars. CONDITION: Very good. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,000 - 1,500

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327 - LOT OF 3: US ARMY INDIAN WARS PRAIRIE BELTS. Largest : 46” x 2 -1/4”. Lot contains: A) Model 1885 Prairie Belt with saber hanger modifications, 45 loops, weak “Rock Island Arsenal” marking. CONDITION: Pliable leather with very minor crazing, no breakage or fraying on the loops. B) Model 1876 Prairie Belt, 54 loops, marked “Watervliet Arsenal”. CONDITION: Pliable leather with minor crazing, loops with scattered minor fraying. C) Model 1876 Prairie Belt with 1879 trial modifications, 54 loops, weak “Watervliet Arsenal” markings. This belt retains 54 45/70 cartridges of various manufactures and ages, 27 being Benet inside-primed Frankfort Arsenal rifle cartridges dated 1881 CONDITION: Leather is a bit dry and shows moderate crazing, no breakage or fraying on the loops. From the Ray Bentley collection. (Very Good). 800 - 1,200

328 - LOT OF 6: US ARMY WEBBING AMMUNITION BELTS. Largest : 20” x 3”. Lot contains: A) Dark Blue Mills Woven Double Loop Carbine/ Pistol Cavalry Cartridge Belt, incorporates 12 .38 caliber revolver cartridge loops and 50 pairs .30 caliber cartridge loops, sabre hanger and dismounted hook, “C” buckle. CONDITION: The belt is in overall excellent condition, showing only very minimal wear. B) Blue web ammunition belt, single loops, cast brass Model 1881 “US” buckle. CONDITION: Excellent condition showing little wear. C) Blue Web Cartridge Belt with 45 loops, unmarked, “C” clasp buckle. CONDITION: In very good condition showing minor fading. D) Blue Mills Double Loop Cartridge Belt with 50 pairs of loops, “C” clasp buckle. CONDITION: In excellent condition showing very little wear. E) Tan Web Cartridge Belt, the back stenciled “Co. K. 1st”. CONDITION: Unmarked brass ends, one loop removed, shows moderate wear. F) Tan Web Mills Shotgun Belt for the Winchester Trench Shotgun. CONDITION: Excellent condition showing minor wear. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 330 329 - LOT OF 5: U.S. ARMY REVOLVER HOLSTERS. Largest : 13” x 4”. Lot contains: A) Third type Model 1881 holster with two position flap to accommodate either Colt single action or Smith & Wesson Schofield revolver with belt loop to accommodate an empty cartridge belt. Displays clear oval/US and “Rock Island Arsenal” markings. CONDITION: Holster exhibits minor crazing, intact plug and most of its original finish and is in excellent condition. B) Private purchase Model 1881 holster in russet leather. CONDITION: Holster exhibits minor crazing, strong oval/US, no makers stamp. C) Model 1881 holster modified for Colt Artillery model revolver with 5-1/2” barrel by shortening the body. CONDITION: Holster displays a smooth but moderately worn finish with no crazing but with weak markings. D) Model 1881 holster modified for Colt Artillery model revolver with 5-1/2” barrel by shortening the body. CONDITION: Holster displays a moderately crazed finish with weak markings. The flap stamped “H/9/37”. E) M4 russet leather holster for use with the Colt and Smith & Wesson Model 1917 .45 Revolvers. Reverse stamped “Sears”. CONDITION: Very good condition exhibiting average service wear. From the Ray Bentley collection. Very good 800 - 1,200 330 - U.S. CAVALRY SADDLE BLANKET, CIRCA 1870-1880. U.S. Cavalry saddle blanket (Chevac) includes “Letter of Provenance” from the “Western Arms & Trading Co.” in New Mexico. Letter indicates saddle blanket is from circa 1870-1880 and was the property of Brigadier General Ranald S. MacKenzie. BG MacKenzie was the commanding Colonel of the 4th cavalry during the 1870s and 1880s. Saddle blanket is in a dark blue wool with golden-yellow HBT cotton trim. Blanket has one leather pad sewn to the top front, a green cotton band sewn underneath, and a golden-yellow star sewn to the lower left of each side. Overall in very good condition. 500 - 1,000 331 - LOT OF 5: US MILITARY HOLSTERS & BELTS. Lot contains: (A) World War I 1911 U.S. Cavalry Holster with the leg strap. Stitching is tight and serviceable. Holster has some crazing. (B) World War I 1911 U.S. Cavalry Holster. Stitching is tight and serviceable. Holster has some crazing. (C) World War I 1911 holster, belt and magazine pouch. Brown holster with one magazine. (D) 1911A1 holster, belt and magazine pouch. Black holster with two magazines. (E) U.S. Revolver holster. Needs to be re-stitched. Rock Island Arsenal 1900. 600 - 1,000

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332 - M1920 SMALL ARMS RACK FOR M1911 .45 PISTOLS Model 1920 armory pistol rack for M1911A1 pistols. These are seldom seen on the collector market outside of military armories. This was standard issue with military police companies as their reliance on pistols was much heavier than other standard line units. It secures 80 1911A1 pistols and was nicknamed “The 1911 Christmas Tree”. The lower half of each pistol, including the trigger guard, will protrude beneath the shelf. Each shelf has a sliding lever that when moved to the left, causes a steel projection to enter the trigger guards of all twenty pistols per shelf. When this occurs, a hole in the lever aligns with a fixed hole on the shelf allowing installation of a padlock, securing all twenty pistols from removal. CONDITION: Excellent and serviceable with 85% of the standard OD green factory paint remaining. 600 - 800

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LOT - 333 333 - LARGE LOT OF WWII USAAF FLIGHT GEAR. Largest : 26” x 11 -1/4”. Lot contains: A) Two AN-H-15 cloth flying helmets, one with Type R-14 receiver. B) Type B-6 fleece lined flying helmet with receiver, name tag on the reverse reads “Ernest L. Banks”. C) Three Type A-11 leather flying helmets all with ANB-H-1 receivers, in very good condition. D) Three Oxygen Masks, Type A-14B, Type A-14 and Type A-10A, with soft rubber and complete with straps. E) Two boxed Type A-14 oxygen masks in unused condition, boxes are dated “Dec 44” and “Nov 44”, shows moderate wear. F) Three T-30 throat microphones. G) U.S. Navy NAF - 48490-1 headphones showing overall wear. H) ANB-H-1 headphones. I) AN6519-1 life preserver dated 5/45 in very good condition. CONDITION: All are in excellent condition unless otherwise noted. From the Ray Bentley collection. Very good 800 - 1,200

334 - LOT OF 14: MISCELLANEOUS AMERICAN MILITARY GOGGLES. Largest : 8 -1/2” x 3 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) American Optical Company Goggles in aluminum case. CONDITION: Excellent condition showing no wear. B) American Optical Company Goggles in aluminum case. CONDITION: Very good condition with some crazing to the rubber padding. C) Boxed American Optical Company AN6530 Goggles. CONDITION: Box shows moderate wear, goggles are in excellent condition. D) Pair A-N6530 Goggles. CONDITION: Very good condition with soft rubber cushions and pliable strap but exhibiting moderate service wear. E) Pair A-N6530 Goggles. CONDITION: Frames are becoming detached from the rubber pads. F) Boxed Wilson Goggles with nickel plated frames. CONDITION: Excellent. G) Pair Of General Purpose Goggles in cardboard box. CONDITION: Very good. H) Three Pairs Of B-8 Goggles marked “Polaroid”. CONDITION: All in very good condition. I) Cloth Pouch containing extra lenses for B-8 goggles. CONDITION: Very good. J) Pair Of Rubber Framed Goggles marked “Goggles Sun Wind Dust”. CONDITION: Excellent. K) Pair Of Pre World War II Goggles. CONDITION: Poor. L) Boxed pair of M-1944 Rubber Framed Goggles made by “Pioneer Scientific Corporation”. CONDITION: Excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. 700 - 900 LOT - 334

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LOT - 335 335 - LOT OF 11: WWII US FIELD GEAR & EQUIPMENT. Lot contains: (A) M1 Garand rigid leather scabbard by Hess and Hopkins Leather Company and dated 1942. Stitches are tight and rivets are intact. Nicely maker marked and dated. These were used to attach to motorcycles, horses, and other transportation equipment. (B) USGI canteen and cover with nice early war 1941 date and BAKER-LOCKWOOD MFG. Co. stamp. Canteen stamped A.G.M. Co. 1945. (C) M1928 U.S. haversack marked J.A. SHOE 1942. (D) Two gas masks in bags (one service, and one non-combatant). (E) M1945 Combat Field Pack F) Three sets of khaki gaiters. (G) 1942 dated mess kit. (H) Wire cutter pouch marked SCOTT MFG. Co. 1942. CONDITION: All in very good to excellent condition unless otherwise noted. 400 - 600

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336 - M16 RIFLE SMALL ARMS STORAGE RACK. Vietnam era Government issued M16 rifle rack. Rack would have been used by both the Army and Marine Corps and holds ten M16 series rifles. CONDITION: Very Good. Serviceable with 75% factory paint remaining. 200 - 400 337 - WWII US AN/PRS-1 MINE DETECTOR SET 1944. World War II era U.S. mine detector set in its original carrying chest. CONDITION: Looks to be complete with all components, has not been checked for functionality. 200 - 400 338 - GOOD & EARLY ETHIOPIAN HIPPOPOTAMUS HIDE SHIELD CIRCA 1900 OR EARLIER. This is a classic example of the Ethiopian shield, 24-1/2â&#x20AC;? in diameter with excellent early patination and characteristic knobs and surface. Grip is still intact and shield retains part of its original strap. CONDITION: Good, with some minor losses to rim. These are becoming increasingly collectible and are prized by collectors of African weapons. 500 - 1,000

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339 - LOT OF 12: WWII BRITISH MILITARY FLIGHT GEAR. Largest : 13” x 6 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) Leather Type “C” chamois-lined flying helmet with elastic snap chinstrap, no wiring or earphones. CONDITION: Excellent condition showing very little wear. B) Leather Type “C” chamois-lined flying helmet with elastic snap chinstrap, no wiring or earphones. CONDITION: Leather shows moderate wear and one goggle strap is loose but remains in very good condition. C) Internally wired Type “D” cloth flying helmet with headset, undamaged satin lining well marked. CONDITION: Excellent condition. D) Type “E” oxygen mask. CONDITION: Excellent condition showing minor wear. E) Pair of MK IV goggles with their original sun screen ‘flip’ shield. Very rare today to see these offered with the sun shield which is invariably missing. CONDITION: Retains most of its original paint, rear pads are hard. Lenses are excellent and show almost no delamination. F) MKVII flying goggles. Complete with elasticized head strap and sun screen “flip” shield. CONDITION: Very good condition showing moderate service use. Retaining most of the painted finish to the frame. G) MKVII flying goggles. Includes elasticized head strap, missing sun screen shield. CONDITION: Very good condition, retaining about 90% finish to the frame. H) Pair of MKVIII goggles. CONDITION: Excellent. I) Pair of MKVIII goggles. CONDITION: Very good condition with moderate delamination to the lenses. J) Pair of leather gauntlets, interior stamped “Thos Ensor & Sons Makers Milborne Port 1941”. CONDITION: Leather is supple, grips show soiling. K) Pair of commercial MKVIII type goggles with plastic backing. CONDITION: Very good. L) Boxed pair of MKVIII goggles with extra lenses. CONDITION: Excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,400 - 1,800 340 - LOT OF 4: BRITISH VICTORIAN OFFICER’S SABRETACHES. 25 - 1/4” x 18 - 1/2”. Lot contains: A) Victorian Black Morocco Leather Sabretache to The First West York Volunteer Artillery, the front of black wool with silver wire lace border enclosing the gold and silver bullion Royal coat of arms over the gilt regimental crest with three brass suspension loops. Complete with black Morocco leather pouch. CONDITION: Excellent condition. B) Victorian Sabretache cover to the 16th Lancers, the front of black wool with gold wire lace border enclosing the gold and silver bullion Royal crown over the gilt regimental crest, mounted on wood. CONDITION: Bullion embroidery shows moderate wear and tarnishing. C) Victorian heavy black leather undress Sabretache featuring the gilt crest of the Duke Of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry. Complete with black Morocco leather pouch. CONDITION: Excellent condition. D) Miniature Sabretache to the Life Guards, the front of black wool with gold wire lace enclosing the gold bullion crest. Measures 5” by 6-1/2”. CONDITION: Very good. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200 341 - RARE NAVY LUGER BOARD STOCK, HOLSTER, & MAGAZINES. Extremely rare early Navy Luger board stock with unit mark “W.D.222” witch is the unit mark for “WERFT ZU DANZIG”. Attaching iron is number 6282. Holster is heavily waxed and could stand some cleaning. Comes with a zig-zag brass cleaning rod and an unmarked loading tool. Attached with a strap is an original magazine pouch with two early magazines numbered 6483. They are numbered in the early fashion with the numbers being stamped length wise instead of across the magazine. They also both have crown M proof marks. These early tin magazines are hard to find in any shape. CONDITION: Holster shows some crazing. Magazines are mint. This is an extremely rare and hard to find all original 1906 Naval rig. 2,000 - 3,000

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342 - LOT OF 2: HOLSTERS AND BOARD STOCK LUGER AND P38. Lot contains: (A) All original Luger artillery board stock and holster with cleaning rod and stock iron boot. Stitching is tight and serviceable. The stock has the “Konigliche Gewehrfabrik Manufacturing Co. Proof on it. Stock iron is un-numbered. Missing the shoulder straps. (B) Hard shell P38 holster marked “C.BUDISCHOWSKY WIEN 1940” with a WaA+7 Waffenampt. All stitching is tight and serviceable, The lifting strap is broke. Comes with a numbered P38 magazine number 9232a. There are two stick eagle 359 proof marks on the spine. 1,000 - 1,400

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343 - LOT OF 2: LUGER HOLSTERS AND BOARD STOCK. Lot contains: (A) All original Luger artillery board stock and holster with cleaning rod, loading tool and stock iron boot. Stitching is tight and serviceable. The stock has the “Konigliche Gewehrfabrik Manufacturing Co. Proof on it. Stock iron is numbered 2548f. Missing the shoulder straps. (B) Hard shell P08 Luger holster marked “AUWAERTER & BUBECK G STUTTGART 1939”. CONDITION: All stitching is tight and serviceable. Both holsters show some crazing. 1,000 - 1,400 344 - LOT OF US HOLSTERS & RIFLE & CARBINE SCABBARDS. Lot contains: (A) Leather Rifle scabbard with straps and is un-marked. (B) Leather and brass scabbard for the Sharps Carbine. It needs to be re-stitched. Some of the straps are broken. (C) Leather and brass scabbard for the Sharps Carbine. Some of the straps are broke. (D) Indian Wars holster for the Colt single action or the Schofield revolver. Marked Rock Island Arsenal. It has an extra hole at the bottom of the holster. (E) Indian Wars holster for the Colt single action or the Schofield revolver. Marked Rock Island Arsenal. (F) Two contemporary civil war belts and belt plates. 1,000 - 1,500

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345 - LOT OF 4: CONTEMPERARY NAVY LUGER RIGS. Lot contains: Contemporary Luger Navy rigs consisting of the following: four board stocks with attaching Irons. Four Navy type holsters. One other holster. Five cleaning rods. Three sets of straps and three magazine pouches. All are contemporary, nothing is old or original. 800 - 1,200 346 - GERMAN WWII PAIR OF MP38/40 MAGAZINE POUCHES. Matched pair of MP38/40 sub-machine gun pouches in excellent to near mint condition. Pouches hold six 9mm magazines, and the loading tool. Tan canvas pair of pouches marked “MP38u.40” and “clg43” with a “WaA866” on the rear black leather belt loops. “clg43” represents the manufacturer of “Ernst Melzig” in Liegnitz, and in 1943. Pouches were worn on a mannequin for many years and exhibit wear to the four belt loops, six pouch closure straps, and the two y-strap D-rings. Very light soiling on two of the individual pouches. All straps are black leather, and all the metal fittings are steel. 700 - 1,000

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347 - LOT OF 8: GERMAN WWII K98K AMMO POUCHES & COMBAT Y-STRAPS. Lot contains: (A) K98k Rifle Ammo Pouches, and (B) Combat Y-Straps. (A) Six 15-round ammo pouches in overall very good condition. All are maker marked and dated, with dates ranging from 1935 to 1943. Four are black leather, one is in medium brown, and another is in dark brown. (B) Two combat suspenders in overall very good to excellent condition. One set is maker marked and dated “jln1943”, and has been treated with some sort of leather preservative, and is complete. The other set is RBN red and dated 1944. All fittings are intact and have some light rust. 450 - 700

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348 - LOT OF 9: GERMAN WWII FIELD GEAR. Lot of German World War II Field Gear. (A) Well used 1941 dated aluminum mess tin with approximately 20% original paint remaining and an original leather strap. (B) 1943 dated German Canteen in overall, excellent condition. The steel cup is starting to lose some of its paint from rust developing. (C) 1943 dated German Canteen with small aluminum cup in overall, excellent condition. Cup retains approximately 50% of its original olive green paint. (D) 1941 dated German Bakelite Canteen with small cup and leather straps in near mint condition. (E) German Field Flashlight in overall, excellent condition with signs of use. No battery present. (F) German Gas Mask Canister with Gas Mask. The exterior of the canister shows use and has debris or dirt covering the exterior. The gas mask, on the inside, is in near mint condition and is dated 1943. (G) Leather MG Tool Kit in good condition. The leather has been heavily treated and is beginning to deteriorate at the seams. (H) German Political Breadbag with strap in excellent condition. (I) German Tropical Breadbag in excellent condition. 400 - 600 349 - LOT OF 7: CONTEMPORARY NAMBU HOLSTERS & VINTAGE NAMBU HOLSTER. Lot contains: Five Baby Nambu holsters with shoulder straps, two type 14 Nambu holsters with shoulder straps, and one original type 14 Nambu rubberized holster with contemporary shoulder strap and original magazine. Also comes with a set of Y straps. 600 - 1,000 350 - LOT OF 2: FRENCH REIBEL DRUM MAGAZINES, WITH LOADER. This is an extremely rare World War II French MAC Mle 1931 (model of 1931) machine gun drum magazine with loader. It was fitted to the Reibel machine and was side mounted. They were used in a variety of rolls being fitted to French tanks, AFVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and jeeps, anti-aircraft defenses and ground use. During World War II, the Nazis converted captured Reibels for ground use and deployed them for use in the Atlantic wall defenses as well as being used in a twin gun capacity at the Maginot line. It uses the 7.5mm MAS cartridge and has a 150 round capacity. This lot is of two 150 round drums complete with loader. CONDITION: Very good with most finish remaining. Slight discoloration is evident from storage. 300 - 600

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Lots 351 through 390 are from THE WALTER J. O’CONNOR COLLECTION I began my collecting of antique weapons at the age of seven (1941) when a family friend gifted me a musket (USM 1842 Springfield) carried by her ancestor in the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848. Very shortly after this I purchased a group of fifteen 19th century military weapons, firearms and edged weapons, from a client of our family’s insurance salesman; the price was $25.00. I cut lawns to repay my father, he having paid the seller. A brief glimpse into some of my experiences throughout the ensuing years in authenticating and appraising weapons and related militaria of the 18 th and 19 th centuries shows that I was instrumental in building the notable collection of colonial and Revolutionary War arms and accoutrements of the Valley Forge Historical Society at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Seventy five percent of their original military collection was acquired through me over a period of some twenty-five years; 1958 through the early 1980’s. In 1967 I appraised all of the antique ·weapons (only) at the Stembridge Arsenal then located on the Paramount Pictures lot in Hollywood, California. Stembridge, founded in 1924, rented firearms ONLY to theatrical and motion picture companies, having in their armory approximately seven thousand pieces of every conceivable type, shape and form. After sixty-seven years in their unusual business the unrivaled collection was dispersed in 1991. Much of the antique material, then having significant motion picture history, was acquired by the late Robert Peterson, founder of Peterson Publishing of Beverly Hills, California, whose desire was to create a public museum in the confines of the fabled city. He had already gifted that city his world famous antique automobile collection accompanied by its exhibition facility and an endowment to maintain it. However, the Beverly Hills city fathers were concerned about “political correctness” in displaying firearms-even those used by such silver screen icons as William S. Hart, Tom Mix, John Wayne, Gary Cooper, James Stewart, Charlton Heston and Steve McQueen, to name but a few. Shortly after the would-be donor’s death the collection was turned over by his estate executors to a leading antique arms dealer and auctioneer, John R. Gangel of Orange, California to be sold. Mr Gangel and I being long-time friends and associates, he was aware of my familiarity with the historic Stembridge Collection and requested my assistance in writing the informative, fully illustrated catalogue. The sale took place on July 2007, attended by a legion of gun collectors and movie memorabilia buffs. There were some staggering prices realized. Also in very recent times I assisted Mr. Gangel in cataloguing the renowned collection of the late, pioneer antique arms authority and author, John Sanderson duMont of Hancock, New Hampshire. The auction held in California on the 22nd & 23r d of January, 2008, was enthusiastically attended and many sales records were set. Walter O’Connor

351 - FRAMED OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING OF ROBERT ROGERS BY BURGE. Oil on canvas depicting a favorite of Walter O’Connor’s Robert Rogers, posed with ranger’s uniform and musket standing in front of an Indian chief against a mountainous background. Painted in the 18th century American style, signed in lower left hand corner “G A Burge.” Framed in a period wood frame painting itself measures 16” W by 20” H, with frame measures 21-1/2 x 25-3/4”. Excellent condition, frame showing some wear from age. This nicely done portrait hung in Walter’s bedroom for many years. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 800 - 1,200

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352 - EXTREMELY RARE MASSIVE GERMAN WHEELLOCK WALL GUN. Manufacturer: German Model: Wheel Lock Caliber/Bore: .80 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 44” FFL Status: Antique Early 17th century, 61” overall. Weighs 43 pounds, massive swamped octagonal 44” iron barrel, smoothbore of .80 caliber. Fitted decorative brass and iron sight. The massive lock with period etching adorned with masks, internal wheel. Entire inside of lock profusely engraved with scrolls and faces. Molded and figured oak full length stock with beautiful 17th century patination and original plain wooden sliding patchbox decorated with shell carving. Original engraved steel triggerguard. Iron rest on butt. Complete with original horn-tipped ramrod. Overall, very good condition for its period, cheekpiece with inset of the period and one longitudinal crack on opposite side of stock, otherwise, wood is very good with some scattered marks and small chips. Iron components patinated with dry oil and have some scattered pitting, mostly on face of lock. A very scarce and exceptional large period wheellock! From the Walter O’Connor collection. 10,000 - 15,000

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353 - LEVERATT CUTTON SILVER MOUNTED WWII KNIFE MADE FOR HIS SON IN CORPS OF ARMY ENGINEERS INSCRIBED WM. K. CUTTON. Lot contains: World War I/II cloth pull banner with applique for the 101st Battalion Company F Combat Engineers. The pole banner/ flag is double tipped. Measures 27” wide and 43” spine to tip. Has the battalion emblem with “F” and “101” on rust color linen in white lettering. The custom dagger features a 7” drop point blade. Sterling silver guard is stamped with the name “William K. Cutten”, serial number 0-378257. Guard is hallmarked. Black composite handle with nickel bands and castle engineer logo. Sterling silver hallmark pommel. Comes in a sterling silver hallmarked throat and tip leather scabbard with snap. CONDITION: Knife and flag are excellent to near mint. The first of this type custom World War II knife we have seen, not maker stamped. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 1,500 - 2,500

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LOT - 354 354 - LOT OF 5: AN EPILETIC SOLDIER IS DISCHARGED AFTER 6 YEARS HONORABLE SERVICE. Joseph Cobin (sometimes spelled Coban or Corbin) enlisted “for three years or the war” on 5 May 1777 in Leavenworth’s Company of the 6th Connecticut Regiment commanded by Colonel Return Jonathan Meigs. Per the muster rolls of the regiment, Cobin spent a good part of six years’ service either “sick in Reg[imen]tal Hospital”, on furlough, or sick at “Wallingford” (his home town). With the consolidation of the Connecticut Line in 1781, he was reassigned to the 4th Connecticut, serving in that regiment until being honorably discharged on 12 February 1782. Cobin’s discharge paper (ADS, 1 page, folio), bears the handwritten medical opinion of regimental surgeon John Noyes that Cobin “hath a continual series of Epileptic Fitts, which render him unfit for the duty of camp” and with “no prospect of recovery or abatement of the disorder, he is adjudged an improper Subject for the Army and recommended for a discharge therefrom.” Brigade inspector Thomas Grosvenor endorses the doctor’s affidavit, and “for the Reasons above certified” the regimental commander, Colonel Heman Swift, signs Cobin’s honorable discharge , noting that “tho’ otherwise, he has been a fine Soldier.” Accompanying this triple-signed discharge is a certification of Cobin’s military service, signed by two Wallingford selectmen on 23 September 1782 (ADS, 1 page, quarto); a letter from Cobin to the Committee of Pay Table authorizing Jeremiah Farrington to collect “the Notes due to me for Continental Service, dated Wallingford, 28 October 1782 (DS, 1 page, quarto); and two partly-printed Committee receipt forms (each DS, 1 page, quarto, some splitting at fold edges), both dated and signed by Farrington at Hartford on November 21st acknowledging receipt of 25 pounds and 15 shillings and 18 pounds and 18 shillings, respectively, on behalf of Cobin. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 1,200 - 1,800 130

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LOT - 355 355 - MILITARY PAPERS OF SAMUEL BOWMAN DURING THE WHISKEY REBELLION AND THE QUASI-WAR Samuel Bowman (1754-1818) was born in Lexington, Massachusetts, and was one of the minute-men on Lexington Common on April 19, 1775. He served in a regiment in the Massachusetts Line and gained promotion to first lieutenant. After the war, he returned to Lexington, then moved to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in 1786. In 1794, he organized and commanded the Luzerne Volunteers, a company of light infantry raised to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania. In 1799, he was commissioned a captain in the 11th Regiment, Provisional Army of the United States during the Quasi-War with France, returning to civilian life in September 1800. An important archive (approximately 2-3 linear inches) largely relating to Bowman’s military service during the Whiskey Rebellion (9 pieces) and the Quasi-War (25 pieces), with a small group of private and business correspondence (7), as well as one letter written to a descendant in 1868. Bowman’s military papers from the Whiskey Rebellion primarily consist: individual pay receipts from members of his company, a pay receipt book, a September 1794 return of arms and accoutrements issues out to each man, and a November 1794 inspection return of the men, arms and equipment of the company while in Westmoreland County, while attached to Fisher’s Battalion. The bulk of the Bowman archives relates to Bowman’s recruiting activities for the 11th Infantry Regiment in Wilkes-Barre and the surrounding area in northeastern Pennsylvania, 1799-1800. There is an unbound, incomplete account book (of 18 folio leaves, primarily clothing issues to various recruits, along with two 2-page descriptive lists of recruits, noting name, age, description, place of enlistment, place of birth, and occupation); three, large inspection returns and a few receipts, plus 19 incoming military letters, principally from his immediate superior, Major John Adlum, written from Philadelphia or the regiment’s cantonment in New Jersey, as well as two from Colonel Aaron Ogden, the balance being from various subaltern officers serving under him; most of the letters relate to various aspects of recruiting service. Mr. O’Connor purchased the Bowman archive from noted dealer-collector Norm Flayderman in the 1970s. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 5,000 - 8,000

356 - O’CANNON’S SURVEY OF GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON’S LAND IN THE VIRGINIA MILITARY DISTRICT, 1787 O’CANNON, John (? - 1813), ADS, 1 page, quarto, being a 28 December 1787 copy made by O’Cannon of his original survey of George Washington’s Parcel No. 1650 along the Little Miami and Ohio Rivers, near present-day Cincinnati, Ohio: “Surveyed for his Excellency Geo: Washington 839 Acres of Land part of a Military Warrant No. 3753 on the N.W. of the Ohio [River].....The Above is first rate Land and is in one Mile of the River Ohio & lies well with good Timber.” The copy includes a small sketch map of the parcel. The original survey map and deed was examined and recorded on 4 April 1787 in Kentucky County by Richard C. Anderson, Surveyor and Evan Shelby, Magistrate. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 750 - 1,500

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LOT - 357 357 - INDIAN TERRITORY LAND GRANT SIGNED BY PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND, 1896 CLEVELAND, Grover (1837-1908) as 24th President of the United States, Partially-printed, document signed, dated Washington, DC, 19 October 1896. Countersigned by L.Q.C. Lamar II as Secretary of the Interior. Lamar, a Mississippian, member of Congress, Confederate officer and minister to Russia, and eventually Supreme Court justice. Land grant to William Frederick Cardin for Lot 231 containing 41 acres in Indian Territory, dated 19 October 1896, bearing the seal of the US General Land Office. Sheet, 15 x 20 in., with folds, very good. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 2,500 - 5,000

LOT - 358 358 - LOT OF 4: PAYROLL LISTS OF U.S. MARINE CORPS DETACHMENTS, 1813-1824 Lot contains: (A) U.S. Marine Corps “Advance Pay List A...end[in]g. 31 December 1813”, partly-printed, columnar format payroll manuscript, 1 page, oblong elephant folio 15 x 22 1/4 inches) , backed with Japanese tissue, with docketing above exposed on recto, some losses in folds and edges, light toning and foxing, fair. Payroll form in which 28 Marine enlisted men are listed, the service periods and wages earned are recorded, and the amount paid out to them by Major Daniel Carmack, to which they have signed their names or made their marks in acknowledgement. (B) A similar payroll document for a detachment of 27 Marines receiving payment from Major Carmack, on same partly-printed form, also backed with tissue and having docketing on verso exposed: “(Duplicate) Pay Roll No. 1...end[in]g. 31st March 1814. Same condition and size. (C) Another U.S. Marine Corps Payroll, columnar form of slightly different form and size, partly printed, with 31 Marines acknowledging receipt of funds from “JOHN CRABB Pay Master of the Marine Corps”, 1 page, elephant folio (19 x 26 inches), backed with Japanese tissue with docketing exposed: “Pay Roll No. 23 at H. Qtr. 31 March 1816”; with light toning, chipping and losses to edges, with mending to tears within, toned, and chipping, fair. (D) An larger, partly-printed payroll form, with 44 Marines acknowledging receipt of pay from “JOSEPH L. KUHN, Pay-Master of the Marine Corps”, 29 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches, backed with Japanese tissue with mends to separated folds, toning, and extensive chipping loss along upper margin not affecting text, fair. Signed and dated along lower, righthand margin, “Samuel Edminster Witness / Capt[ain] Com[mandin]g. / Marine Barracks Portsmouth N.H. /July 1st. 1824” From the Walter O’Connor collection. 1,500 - 3,000 132

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LOT - 359 359 - ANDREWS RAIDERS COLLECTION--CIVIL WAR MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS 17” x 13 - 1/4”. On 12 April 1862, 22 Union volunteers under James J. Andrews seized The General, a tender and three boxcars at Big Shanty (now Kennesaw, Georgia) and raced toward Chattanooga on the Western & Atlantic Railroad in an effort to burn bridges, destroy track, and otherwise render unusable a vital supply artery to the Confederacy. They had covered 87 miles when The General was overtaken by Confederate pursuers, culminating what is now known as the Great Locomotive Chase or the Andrews Raid. Of the Raiders, six volunteer soldiers and one civilian from Ohio, plus Kentuckian Andrews, were executed by hanging at Atlanta. In 1866, the remains of the seven Ohioans were exhumed and reinterred at the Soldiers’ (future National) Cemetery at Chattanooga (Andrews’ remains were later reinterred with them in 1887 under a monument surmounted by a sculpture of The General). The first awards of the Congressional Medal of Honor were made in 1863 to members of the Andrews Raiders. This extremely rare and important grouping relating to the Andrews Raid consists of two postwar, cabinet prints autographed by William J. Knight of the 21st Ohio, who served as engineer of The General ( one being a portrait of Knight wearing his Medal of Honor and the other being an inscribed image of locomotive); four autographed calling cards of surviving Raiders (W.W. Brown, D.A, Dorsey, W. Bensinger, and J. R. Porter--All MOH recipients), and an incredibly detailed and poignant ALS written to Governor Jacob D. Cox of Ohio, dated Chattanooga, Tennessee, 12 May 1866, 4 pp., quarto, describing the exhumation of the seven executed Ohioans: ”....I proceeded to Atlanta, found the graves, disinter[r]ed the remains and have deposited them in the Cave, in the Soldiers Cemetary [sic]at Chattanooga. If the survivors of that heroic band will give me a description of each one Executed, I think that I will be able to place the right name on each head board, as I took careful notes of the hight [sic] & Dress of Six of them. Each Coffin is numbered from 1 to 7. The body in No one was a large man had on Army Shoes, Bl[ac]k Satin vest & neck tie. No. two, had on Gaiter boots. All the others had on Cavalry boots. On the bosom of No. four was a bre[a]st pin, with a ladies likeness, and in the vest pockett a gold ring....A Gentleman who said that he was a witness to the hanging, informed me that they were all hung at once, & on one pole, that, two of the ropes broke and let the men down, & that they then had to wait until their comrades were dead, when ropes were taken from their necks & put on to those who fell and that while the sufferers were thus waiting they asked, and recd. a drink of water. I was informed that a Capt Barnes was entrusted with the Execution of the Death Warrant, and that he was Killed in battle a few days before Genl. Lee’s surrender....” An incredibly rare and unusual grouping relating to MOH recipients of the raid that inspire at least two feature Hollywood films and numerous books and articles. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 2,500 - 4,500

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LOT - 360 360 - LOT OF 9: ANTIS FAMILY OFFICER’S COMMISSIONS & DOCUMENTS. Lot contains: nine 18th and 19th century documents from the Antis/Antes family, including officer commissions. (A) Commission of Henry Antis Esquire dated at Philadelphia 21 may, 1777, appointing him Lieutenant Colonel of the 4th Battalion of Militia in the County of Northumberland. It is signed Timothy Matlack, and Thomas Wharton as President. This document is printed on vellum with manuscript insertions and a seal. 14 3/16 by 9 - 5/16 inches. CONDITION: Very Fine, especialy for an early comision as they were carried on the person at all times during the war. (B) “Oath of Affirmation of Allegiance and Fidelity” of Colonel Henry Antis Esquire, dated 28 July, 1777. Signed by Thomas Hewitt and printed on paper by John Dunlap, with manuscript insertions. 4 by 6 - 1/2 inches. CONDITION: Very Good. (C) Commission of Jacob Antis dated at Lancaster, Pa. on March 31, 1803, appointing him Captain of the 1st Company to the one hundred and second Regiment of Pennsylvania Militia. It is signed by Thomas McKean as Governor, and T.M. Thompson, Secretary. It is printed on paper with manuscript insertions and a fine seal. 13 1/2 by 16 inches. CONDITION: Very Good, with some fold creases, some very small holes that do not effect the text and a few small edge tears of not consequence. (D) Commission of Jacob Antis dated at Lancaster, Pa. Augus 3, 1807, appointing him Major of the 2nd Battalion of the one hundred and second Regiment of Pennsylvania Militia. It is signed by Thomas McKean as Governor and T.M. Thompson, Secretary. This document is printed on paper watermarked “AR” by F. Bailey. There are manuscript insertions and a fine seal. 12 - 1/8 by 15 - 3/8 inches. CONDITION: Very Good, with fold creases, some very small holes that do not effect the text and a few small edge tears of not consequence. (E) Commission of William N. Cleland, dated at Lancaster, Pa on February 21, 1811, appointing him Major of the 1st Battalion of the one hundred and sixth Regiment of the Pennsylvania Militia. It is signed by Simeon Snyder as Governer and James Trimble, Secretary. This document was printed by John Binns on paper with manuscript insertions and a fine seal. 13 - 3/8 by 15 - 5/8 inches. CONDITION: Good. Folds reinforced on the reverse with old-type transparent tape and light toning overall. (F) Transcript of Judgement of James Collins Vs. William Antes, dated March 29, 1823. It is a full manuscript on paper. 5 - 5/32 by 7 - 5/8 inches. CONDITION: Good. (G) Commission of William Antes, Jr. dated at Harrisburg, Pa. August 3, 1842, appointing him Captain of the 8th Company of the Fifty-fourth Regiment of the Pennsylvania Militia. It is signed by David R. Porter as Governor and Charles McClure (?) as Secretary. This document is printed on paper with manuscript insertions and a very elaborate, large plate Spencerian-form Great Seal and Governor heading. A fine seal is also attached. 17 - 3/8 by 13 - 7/8 inches. CONDITION: Very Good, with some slight fold separation and two small holes at the horizontal center fold. The text is not effected. (H) Judgement of Davidson & Reed Vs. William W. Antes, dated November 21, 1848. This document is full manuscript on paper. 5 by 7 - 3/4 inches. Condition: Good, with irregular edges and sall tears. (I) Oath of Office for William W. Antes making him “Overseer for the Township of Neppenose”, Lycoming County, Pa., dated January 6, 1860. This document is full manuscript on paper. 5 by 8 inches. CONDITION: Good. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 1,500 - 2,500

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LOT - 362

361 - LOT OF 2: OFFICER COMMISSIONS: 1743 AIDE DE CAMP TO KING GEORGE II AND 1763 PENNSYLVANIA PROVINCIALS Lot contains: (A) King George II of Great Britain and Ireland (1683-1760). Royal commission appointing “Our Trusty & Welbeloved [sic] Roger Townshend Esqr.” to be “Our Aid de Camp & to take your Rank as Lieutenant Colonel of Foot.” The King was then on military campaign in Europe and the appointment is signed and sealed by the King, dated “at Head Quarters at Hanau” on 27 June 1743 and countersigned by Lord (John) Carteret (1690-1763) as Secretary of State; subsequently entered on the books with the War Office in London on 7 July 1743. Oblong parchment sheet, 12 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches, with seals and stamps intact. Folds with two holes in center fold, not affecting text, otherwise very good. Townshend (1708-1760) was the youngest son of Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount and had earlier served as a cavalry officer in Wade’s Regiment of Horse. Upon this appointment, he was present at the King’s side at the battle of Dettingen (1743), a great victory and the last time a British king led his troops into action. Townshend later served as Governor of the North Yarmouth garrison from 1745 until his death. Apart from his military career, he also sat as Member of Parliament for Great Yarmouth (1738 to 1747) and Eye (1747-1748); he never married. (B) HAMILTON, James (1710-1783) as lieutenant governor of the Province of Pennsylvania, appointing “Jonas Seely Commander of two Companies of Foot to be forthwith raised in the County of Berks in the Pay of the said Province” on 11 July 1763. Party-printed manuscript, a duplicate copy of the original commission, but initialed “J.H.” and bearing the provincial seal; docketed on recto: “Copy of Commission to Jonas Seely Esqr.../July 11th, 1763/others of the same kind were given to/ Colo. John Armstrong for Cumberland County.... 1 page, oblong folio, with losses to left margin and lower left corner and separations at some folds (mended with conservation tape on recto). Seely (c. 1710-1800), had earlier served as a captain in the Pennsylvania Provincials during the French & Indian War from 1755-1759 and was prominent landowner and public figure in Berks County, variously serving as justice and treasurer. This appointment was made upon the outbreak of the so-called Pontiac Conspiracy , during which Seely was engaged in skirmishes with raiding Indian parties, notably one following the massacre near Sinking Spring on 10 September 1763, during which Seely and six of his men fought eight warriors, wounding three of the latter and rescuing two children from captivity. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 1,200 - 2,000

362 - BENADAM GALLUP AND PUTNAM’S RANGING COMPANY OF 1757-1758 (4 PIECES) Untitled receipt, Captain Israel Putnam to Captain Benadam Gallup, np., nd., but probably at Fort Edward between 9 -12 November 1757. Manuscript on laid paper, written in ink, 1 page, quarto, docketed on recto, “Captain Putnams receipt” and tipped to a support sheet. Fine. At the conclusion of the 1757 campaign on Lake George, it was ordered on November 9th that a number of capable woodsmen be drafted from Lyman’s 1st Connecticut Regiment, to augment Captain Israel Putnam’s Ranging Company, including five men from Captain Benadam Gallup’s 12th Company. Putnam’s Rangers would continue to serve as scouts and raiders during the winter of 1757-1758, stationed at Rogers’ Island on the Hudson River, opposite Fort Edward. This return proves that eight, rather than five, soldiers were selected from Gallup’s company: Jephthah Hewit, Amos Babcock, Benjamin Coy, George Whitney, Lemuel Tony, James Hager, Levi Hill and Joseph Causomps (all of whom appear to be veterans by a study of Connecticut colonial muster rolls, some who had served in multiple campaigns beginning in 1755). Below the list of names is written “Received of Capt Gallup the above number of men with their armes and acco[u]terments who are to tarry as Rangers with Capt Putman” and signed “Israel Putnam Capt.” This document was originally acquired by Mr. O’Connor with the understanding that it was an original wartime receipt signed by Colonial and Revolutionary hero Israel Putnam. Unfortunately, close study and comparison of the writing hands and signatures with another document below and other known Putnam documents bearing his signature has led this cataloger to conclude that it is a contemporary, “fairhand” copy of the original receipt, but transcribed by Benadam Gallup, not Putnam. It was probably retained by Gallup for use in settling any accounts with the colony following the conclusion of his military service. With this receipt is a partially-printed ADS of Benjamin Gallup as Justice of the Peace, 2 pp., quarto, dated 25 October 1774, authorizing the Sheriff of New London County and constables therein to execute a payment levy against certain parties for debt. Close comparison of the writing and signature of Gallup against the text of the receipt above confirm that both are written in the same hand. With these two manuscripts is a c. 1780 Parisian engraving of Israel Putnam as major general during the Revolutionary War (derived from 1775 mezzotint of C. Shepherd) and a 1863 steel engraving of Putnam after a painting by Alonzo Chappel. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 900 - 1,400

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363 - BRITISH ARMY COMMISSARY RETURNS FOR NEW YORK AND ENVIRONS, 1777-1783 14 - 1/2” x 12”. Eight documents relating to the purchase, management and issue of “fresh provisions”, principally cattle and sheep, to the British and Hessian hospitals of the New York garrison. Two are retained copies of letters or memorandums removed from a 1780 letterbook, while three are from a 1781 folio ledger of provision returns, both kept by Abijah Willard, Deputy Commissary on Long Island. The remaining three documents consist of a 1777 copy return of provisions issued by Willard, a 24 April 1782 receipt for fresh beef issued to the Hessian General Hospital, signed by F. Gelan, Purveyor, and a letter from Secretary Wemys of the Board of Public Accounts to Willard, dated New York, 24 April 1783, requesting him to attend the next Board meeting on May 1st (1 p., ADS, quarto, docketed on recto). Loyalist Abijah Willard (1724-1789) had previously served with merit as an officer in the Massachusetts Provincials at the taking of Louisbourg in 1745 and again during the French & Indian War. He volunteered to serve as a guide for the British expeditionary force to Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775 and during the Siege of Boston, commanded one of the five companies of the Loyal American Association. Following the British evacuation of New York in 1783, Willard settled with his family in New Brunswick and was appointed to the Executive Council of the new province, a post he held until his death. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 900 - 1,500

LOT - 364 364 - INDEBTED FRONTIERSMAN GEORGE CROGHAN TRANSFERS HIS OHIO VALLEY HOLDINGS, 1780 Deed Indenture between Geoge Croghan and Joseph Wharton, dated Philadelphia, 21 October 1780, manuscript on parchment sheet, approximately 18 x 21 inches, double-signed and sealed [wax now missing] by Croghan and witnessed by Robert Morton, William Powell and Miers Fisher, in which Croghan transfers ownership of “a certain large Tract of Land....on the South Side of the River Ohio opposite to the Mouth of French Creek or Beef River, thence down the said River on the South Side thereof opposite to the Mouth of Big Beaver Creek ....said George Croghan for and in Consideration of the Sum of five Hundred Spanish Mill’d Silver Dollars to him in Hand paid at the time of the Execution hereof....Doth give, grant...and confirm to the said Joseph Wharton...all that Tract of Land hereinabove set forth....” Ill with gout and heavily in debt, Croghan sells one of the Wharton brothers his last major parcel remaining from a 10 July 1775 purchase of 6 million acres along the Ohio between the Allegheny and Beaver Rivers. This purchase was made “in Council” at Fort Pitt, with “Kayathsuda, Tiandenago, Guitogunt, Oquuceguago, Tegurahogo, and Saguone, Chiefs and Sachems...Representing the Six United Nations” on one part and Croghan on the other. A transcribed copy of the 1775 deed poll, in ink on a parchment sheet approximately 12 x 21 inches, is attached on top of the 1780 Indenture, secured by cloth tape at the left margins. On the recto, the deed poll and subsequent sale to Wharton in 1780 is witnessed and signed by by Miers Fisher and Samuel Fisher. Croghan, once famous as fur trader, Deputy Indian Agent for the Crown, and later, as Patriot and chair of Pittsburgh’s Committee of Correspondence, died at his home in Passyunk Township outside of Philadelphia, less than two years later, largely forgotten by his contemporaries, on 31 August 1782. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 2,500 - 5,000 136

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LOT - 365 365 - LOT OF 7: CONTINENTAL ARMY QUARTERMASTER RECEIPTS, 1779-1783 14” x 11 - 1/2”. Seven (7) miscellaneous receipts and documents related to the supply and issue of various Continental Army Quartermaster or Commissary Departments along the Hudson Valley in New York during the Revolutionary War: 1) Frederick Tracy’s receipt for 8 barrels of flower received Continental Store per Isaac Howe, dated White Plains, 22 October 1776, ADS, 1 page, docketed on recto, octavo, fine. 2) A. Stewart authorizes Storekeeper Fisher “to let Mr. Crocker load with whatever Quantity of Boards he can take to this Place”, dated Fishkill, 20 January 1779, ADS, 1 page, docketed, octavo, fine. 3) Justice of Peace Philip Commyne’s receipt for 14 pounds and 8 shillings from John Van Woert for two day’s service in six cases involving the seizure of flour, meal and wheat “for the use of the Army”, dated 9 February 1779, ADS, 1 page, docketed, quarto, fine. 4) Teamster Joseph Sterrett’s receipt to Commissary John Post for 63 “Hides Waighing when green” 3,869 pounds for delivery to John Erskine, Keeper of the Wadsworth & Co. Magazine at Newburgh, dated “Camp N. York line”, 27 November 1780, ADS, 1 page, docketed, quarto, fine. 5) James Savage’s receipt to Commissary Post of the New York Line for 4561 pounds of flour, 43 pounds of beef and 4 gills of salt three thousand eight hundred & sixty received at Verplank’s Point between 16-27 October 1782, ADS, 1 page, docketed, octavo, light toning and soiling, with minor separation at edges of fold. 6) Commissary John Post’s receipt for 183 1/2 gallons West India rum and 105 gallons of New England rum in 2 hogsheads, plus 2 bushels of potatoes from Keeper John Erskine, dated “New York line [at New Windsor Cantonment], 12 November 1782, ADS, 1 page, docketed, octavo, with heavily toned edges, otherwise VG. 7) Teamster Nathan Cock’s 26 November 1782 receipt for 10 barrels of flour issued by John Erskine for delivery to Commissary Post at the New York Brigade, also bearing Post’s receipt for the same, ADS, 1 page, docketed, octavo, fine. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 800 - 1,500

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366 - LOT OF 6: CONTEMPORARY ENGRAVED MAPS AND A VIEW OF REVOLUTIONARY NEW YORK 1) Sketch of the COUNTRY Illustrating the Late ENGAGEMENT in LONG ISLAND. From the Gentleman’s Magazine, v. 46 (London: October 1776). Folio, 9 x 13 inches, laid paper with hand coloring. Fine. Scale ca. 1:310,000. Depths shown by soundings. 2) Map of the Progress of his MAJESTY’S ARMIES in NEW YORK. Published in the London Gazette (1776). 8 3/8 x 12 3/8 in. Contemporary hand coloring, cropped within platemark, but no loss to image areas; otherwise very good. 3) THOMAS KITCHIN. MAP of NEW YORK I. with the adjacent Rocks and other...Part of HELL-GATE. From the London Magazine (1778), printed by R. Baldwin. 10 1/2 x 8 inches . 4) THOMAS KITCHIN. A MAP of the Eastern part of the PROVINCE of NEW YORK; with part of NEW JERSEY &c. From the London Magazine (1756). 8 1/4 X 9 3.4 in. with full plate marks. Fine. 5) The Southern Part of the Province of NEW YORK: with part of the adjoining Colonies. From the London Magazine (1778). 10 5/8 x 8 in. Uniform light toning, otherwise fine. 6) Map of HUDSON’S RIVER, with the adjacent Country. Published in the Gentleman’s Magazine v. 48 (1778). 13 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. A small section (approx. 4x1 in. )of lower left margin replaced in-kind, outside of platemark; two short tears along right edge, not affecting image area, otherwise fine. 7) WILLIAM A. WILLIAMS (del. 1775). East View of Hell Gate, in the Province of New York. Published in the London Magazine (April 1778). 5 x 8 inches, fine. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 800 - 1,500

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367 - FRENCH & INDIAN WAR MISCELLANY: FOUR (4) MILITARY DOCUMENTS AND LETTERS. 1) [War Declared Against France], Mr. [torn] o’Case to Michael Russell, dated London, 18 May 1756, 2 1/2 pages, folded folio sheet, with loss affecting a few words on first page and partly obliterating signature on recto, some light toning on exterior folds, otherwise very good. “This Day War was declar’d against France, the procession beginning at Kensington about 9 O’Clock.... Their March thro’ the City was slow, solemn and extremely [torn-M]agnificent; the pioneers led up the [torn], which was succeeded by the Battle Forces, those were followed by Horse Grenadiers, then six Heralds attended by French Horns, Hautboys, Drums & Kettle drum, & the whole was clos’d by the Life Guards well mounted with Their Swords drawn. This was the military parade, & then the Lord Mayor in his State Coach all gilt with Gold, with the Aldermen in all their Ensigns of Honour.” 2)[Intelligence of Braddock’s Advance to the Ohio]. Unknown Rhode Island gentleman, possibly Robert Lightfoot, to unknown correspondent, np., nd. [Newport, 1755?], 2 pages, quarto, 3 inch tear across lower quarter of sheet, otherwise very good. Draft letter of introduction for Joseph Whipple Esqr. whose person & misfortunes you have been acquainted with ...and is now determined to cross Atlantick to Solicit for some employ to render his life comfortable..... we have advice from B[enjamin]. Franklin Esqr. of Ph[iladelphi]a. that General Braddock has made high Advances to ye. Ohio & in crossing ye. mountains left 2 Waggons by a party, and that the 4th Inst. is the day fix’d for an Attack, which its not doubted will be easy & successfull.” Recto of sheet is the partial minutes of an Vice Admiralty Court held 13 June 1755 before Robert Lightfoot, Deputy Judge. Provenance: lot 604, Russ Rutter Sale, 21 November 1999. 3) [Highland soldier receives leave to marry]. Major John Campbell to Mons. Baignier, np., nd. [Montreal, summer 1760?], DS, one page, quarto, small loss to upper left corner, otherwise fine. Campbell (c. 1725-1773) requests the granting of “a License to Donald Wilkinson Soldier in the 78th Regiment to Marry as He has not time to be proclaimed being obliged to go for Quebec in a few Days.” Campbell was promoted to major on 15 April 1760 and resigned his commission in October of that year. 4) [Fabrication of French arms]. “Fabrique des Armes, Fusil de Munition”. Line engraving, one page, quarto, of a French musket, assembled and disassembled, including details of the lock, stock and barrel, as well as bayonet and scabbard. Plate 4 from an unknown, mid-18th century French treatise or work. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 800 - 1,200 368 - LOT OF 2: 1759-DATED, OFFICER COMMISSIONS IN HIGHLAND AND PENNSYLVANIA REGIMENTS Lot contains: (A) King George II, DS dated 9 August 1759, 1 page, party-printed parchment sheet, 9 7/8 x 13 3/4 inches, bearing royal seal and stamps, docketed on recto, slight separations at folds, slight staining in spots, otherwise very good. Royal appointment of “William Ogilvie, Gent[leman]” as “Captain, in our Corps of Highlanders commanded by Our Trusty and Welbeloved Major Commandant Robert Murray Keith.” Keith’s Highlanders was initially raised at Perth in August 1759 by regimenting three companies detached from the 2nd Battalion of the 42nd Foot or Black Watch. The corps was immediately dispatched to Germany, where it fought at Warburg and Villinghausen and subsequently expanded to a single-battalion regiment and numbered the 87th Foot in 1760. The regiment returned to Scotland from the continent in late 1762, and was disbanded at Perth in July 1763. (B) Lieutenant Governor William Denny of Pennsylvania, partly-printed DS dated 7 June 1759, 1 page, parchment sheet, 8 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches, some fading to ink, folds, otherwise good. William Patterson is appointed “Captain of a Company in the First Battalion of the Pennsylvania Regiment.” Patterson formerly a 2nd lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, is commanded “to take the said Company into your Charge...and duly to exercise as well the Officers as Soldiers thereof in Arms, and...keep them in good Order and Discipline....” Patterson (1737-1782) was originally commissioned an ensign in the 3rd or Augusta Battalion of the regiment on 14 May 1757 and was promoted to lieutenant on 12 December 1757. Provenance: purchased from the late William Guthman, noted dealer and author. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 900 - 1,500

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LOT - 370

369 - INDIAN AGENT GEORGE CROGHAN HAS PROBLEMS WITH LAND SPECULATION, 1769 1) George Croghan to Thomas Wharton, autograph letter signed (ALS), “Geo: Croghan” to Philadelphia merchant and land speculator Thomas Wharton, np., dated 30 May 1769, 3 pages, quarto, docketed, two small chips in margins, not affecting text, otherwise very fine. Croghan writes “the Last Packette has Nott brought Sir William [Johnson] or Myself a Single Line from any person in England tho’ I am Impatient to hear from you, as I understand Mr. [Samuel] Wharton has Wrote to you & his friends”. Thomas’s brother Samuel was then in London attempting to negotiate ratification of the purchases of Ohio Valley lands purchased by Croghan, the Whartons and others at the close of the French & Indian War. In the interim, Croghan, property-addicted, bought large tracts of Indian land in western New York for William Franklin, Joseph Galloway, Thomas Wharton, and other speculators, as well 127,000 acres near Lake Otsego for himself in 1768. Croghan updates Thomas Wharton on the progress of the land surveys on their purchases and offers to purchase him “Ten thousand acres in the harpers purchase....[for] L 200 york Money...if you approve of the price....” Croghan confesses that he must sell to “Some New England Gentlemen...two Tracts of Six Miles Squar[e] Each, the Land is very fine and Worth Much More Could I keep it, Butt I must Sell to Disintangle Myself from g[enera]l. Ingagem[en]ts. I am under”, revealing that Croghan is already feeling the squeeze from his reckless purchasing without sufficient capital. 2) George Croghan to Thomas Wharton, ALS, np. (but probably the ‘six chimney cabin” he built in “Croghan’s Forest near Lake Otsego, as above), dated 21 August 1769, 3 pages, quarto, docketed, some marginal chips and numerous small burn holes scattered throughout the letter due to theiron-gall ink, otherwise very good. Croghan acknowledges Wharton’s letter of July 9th and “am Sorry [surveyor] Mr. Wells had So Dismal an Account to Give of the Cuntry Tis True there is Hills and the Tops of those Hills is very good Land...there is Butt one Barren Hill in the whole Tract.” He discusses other lands for sale “& were I able I would purchass itt Myself Butt you know I want to Sell if I Could for Money Butt that is not to be hand in this quarter of the World tho there is buyers A Nouff[.] I have had some Leters from yr. Brother Samuel & Doctor [Benjamin] Franklin” in London, by which he learns that there is objection to “four articles of the Treaty at Fort Stanwix....” Provenance: a small collection of land records purchased by Mr. O’Connor from a Wharton descendant. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 800 - 1,500 370 - LOT OF 4: WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND MARYLAND DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA 1) [Northumberland Petitions for Protection from Indian Depredations, 1778]. Docketed on recto, “Petition of divers inhabitants of the county of Northumberland . Read in Council June 26, 1778. Provided for by a late Vote of Council.” DS, 1 pages, folio, some creasing but otherwise very good. 100 “respectable Inhabitants” affixed their signatures to this important petition for protection, including William Maclay, William Montgomery, and Joseph Antes, noting that “the British and Indian savages have penetrated so far into this Country that we are by no means able to Exist as a County any Longer without some assistance from Council as the attention of every Individual is turned to the preservation of his Own family [and] That ravages are daily Committed and more Likely to be done and on Thursday Last we Lost Eight Killed and five missing and unless some speedy measures are fallen upon the Center of Lancaster County will in a short time be the frontier.”With an 1866 steel engraving of the “Massacre of Wyoming” from the original painting by Alonzo Chappel. (2 pieces) Provenance: Goodspeed’s Bookshop to John Reed, 24 December 1964; Reed (?)to O’Connor, date unknown. 2) Alexander McKee to Jasper Yeates, ALS, dated Fort Pitt, 27 September 1773, one page, bifolium, with integral address on recto “Favour’d by Doctor [Edward] Hand”, some loss to paper from seal opening on the opposite leaf, not affecting letter text on first leaf. Fur trader, Indian agent and interpreter McKee (c. 1735-1799) writes to noted Lancaster lawyer, Jasper Yeates, that he received the deeds sent to him and that he will have them executed at Fort Pitt, as “Mr. Graydon is here and I imagine is still in the Commission of the Peace for Northumberland County...” At the beginning of the Revolutionary War, most of the western settlers suspected his loyalty and after some mistreatment, he left the Patriots in 1777, fleeing to the British garrison at Detroit. It was during this transition that he established his well-known association with Loyalists Matthew Elliott and the Girty brothers: Simon, James, and George. During the next 25 years, as Indian agent for the Crown, Alexander McKee led efforts to promote the alliance of the Indians with the British, most especially with the Shawnee, but also with the majority of the Northwest Indian tribes, until his death in Upper Canada in 1799. McKee autographed letters are extremely rare. 3) [Frontier Maryland settlers petition for taxation redress, 1783]. Petition of Thomas Cresap, Andrew Bruce, Charles Brathey and John I. Jacob “on behalf of the Inhabitants of W[ashington] County to Thomas Jennifer, Intendant of Taxation at Annapolis, dated 8 March 1783, one page, bifolium, some water staining along left margin and chipping and mend along right, otherwise very good. The petitioners mention “the disagreeable Circumstances Attending the payment of our taxes for the present Year...being situated] “one hundred Miles from Hagars Town the place Appointed by Law.” They point out that due to “the peculiar scarcity of Cash in these parts we must ...suffer the mortification to see our property seized & sold at less than half Value for payment of our taxes” unless a more convenient place can be arranged for the delivery of wheat, flour and other goods in payment, suggesting either Sprigg’s Mill at Old Town or Tomlinsons on Wills Creek near Fort Cumberland. Thomas Cresap (c.1702—c.1790) was an early settler of western Maryland and noted Indian trader. He served Lord Baltimore as an agent in the Maryland–Pennsylvania boundary dispute that became known as Cresap’s War. Later, together with the Native American chief Nemacolin, Cresap improved a Native American path to the Ohio Valley, and ultimately settled and became a large landowner near Cumberland, Maryland, where he was involved in further disputes, including in the French and Indian War and Lord Dunmore’s War. We can find only one record of a Thomas Cresap autographed document or letter at auction. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 2,000 - 4,000

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371 - FORMER RANGER AARON OGDEN REPORTS TO SIR WILLIAM ON INDIAN AFFAIRS, 1767 OGDEN, Amos (1731-1775), to Sir William Johnson, autograph letter signed, dated Nanticoke, Maryland, 12 August 1767, 2 pages, folio, very fine. “On my return from Johnson Hall I fell in Company with James Nanticoke and his party on their Way to this place--they Showed me your Honours Protection, for Passing through the Cuntarey, and Complaned of beaing much Distresd. as they Could not Read or Wright, and having Business of, A Considerable Consiquence...I have undertaken to Assist--Which I find Will be Atended with Sum Diffillcy, as this Land was Pattend. by the governor and Assembely of this Province for the Use of the Indians as long as they Should Live on, and Occupy the Same--on their Leaving or Deserting the same, it then is Emeadetly fofited.” Ogden goes on to discuss his efforts on behalf of a party of Otsaningo Nanticokes who had come to Maryland for the purpose of persuading those Naticokes remaining in Maryland to join them. At a Maryland Council meeting held on July 13, 1767, it is recorded that Amos Ogden had arrived with a group of eleven Indians. The Governor gave Ogden and the Indians a letter to authorities in Dorchester County, asking them to treat the visitors with consideration and to make enquiry as to the complaints of the Indians that white squatters had settled on the Nanticokes’ Dorchester lands, and saying that if the Indians on the Nanticoke and Choptank rivers wished to leave Maryland he was inclined to encourage them to do so. Ogden described his efforts to collect rent from the Nanticoke’s “tenants” or squatters, “Settling with a great Part...about Twentey in number, but notwith Standing...they will Lose Considerable of their Rents.” The Governor gave a pass to Ogden and the eleven Indians with him to travel freely through the Province to Dorchester County and to return. Ogden notes that he petitioned the Assembly on behalf of the Nanticokes, which would meet in late September. Ogden asks Johnson for his guidance in how to proceed, so has sent this letter by express. Ogden, a former Ranger officer from New Jersey, had settled in the Wyoming Valley, where he established a trading post. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 750 - 1,200 372 - LOT OF 3: CONTINENTAL ARMY COMMISSARY AND QUARTERMASTER ISSUES (3 ITEMS) 18” x 11 - 3/4”. Lot contains: A) “Provisions Issued in October 1782 by John Post, Iss[uin]g Commissary Under the Contract of Messrs. Wadsworth & Carter” ; columnar format document, 1 p., large folio sheet, summarizing issues of rations to the 1st and 2nd New York Regiments, the New York Levies, Crane’s Artillery and the Quartermaster General’s Department; , B) “Provisions Issued by Jno. Post, on General Orders &C”, np., nd. (but probably also late 1782),1 p., quarto, summarizing issue of 510 gills of rum to the same corps above; and C) “State of Connecticut in a/c [account] with Paul Brigham (Capt)” , Pay Table Office to Paul Brigham, 30 December 1783, ADS, 1 p., folio, “To Sundry [51] Blankets”, “Sundry Articles of Cloathing” and “7 Cartouch Boxes delivered to his Company, which were recd. from the Town of Lebanon” in 1777 and cumulatively valued at L 45.5.6. Paul Brigham (1746-1824) was a captain in the 8th Connecticut Regiment during 1777, serving in the Continental Army until 1781. He was later the first lieutenant governor of Vermont (1791-1797) and assumed the governorship in the latter part of 1797, upon the death Governor Thomas Chittenden. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 700 - 1,000

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373 - LOT OF 4: THE PENNSYLVANIA INDIAN COMMISSIONERS AND INDIAN TRADE Lot contains: Four documents, three related to the Commissioners for Indian Affairs for the Province of Pennsylvania: A) Commissioners to Richard Wistar, partially-printed ADS, 2 pp., quarto, receipt “No. 12” to the latter for the loan of 200 pounds, dated [Philadelphia], 14 May 1759, signed and sealed by nine commissioners, including Thomas Willing, William West and Joseph Richardson, with acknowledgements of repayment recorded on the recto, signed by Wistar, his brother Caspar Wistar, and Sally Wistar during 1762 and 1763; B) Commissioners to Amos Strettel, partially-printed ADS, 2 pp., similar receipt but “No. 46” for 70 pounds, dated 28 January 1760, with payment receipts on recto signed by lender during 1762 and 1763; C) Commissioners [to 4 teamsters], [Philadelphia], dated 18 April-28 May 1763, ADS, 2 pp. quarto, being a sheet removed from a bound receipt book containing four receipts for goods received and signed for by teamsters for delivery to agents John Carson at Paxton (3) and Josiah Davenport at Fort Pitt (1), including salt, pitch, rice, matchcoats, oakum, gunpowder, steel, tin cups and kettles; and D) Edward Shippen, “Goods remaining in Mr. Thomas Lawrence Vendue Master’s hands belonging 1/3 to Storke & Champion & 2/3ds to Shippen & Lawrence...May the 9th 1753”, ADS, 1 p., oblong quarto, listing of various trade goods received and in stock, including cloth, ribbon, vermillion, kettles, jews harps, knives, wampum and tobacco. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 700 - 900 374 - LOT OF 3: INDIAN AND MILITARY ACTIVITY ON THE PENNSYLVANIA FRONTIER, 1758-1759 1) [Rum sold to Pennsylvania Provincials, 1757]. Manuscript leave from an c. 1757 account book or ledger, np., [possibly Carlisle], 2 pages, folio, light foxing, creases, tear along bottom of page, not affecting text, otherwise good. Sergeant Passage of the 1st Battalion of Royal Americans, Ensign Frederick von Hambach and Ensign Conrad Bucher (both of the 2nd Battalion, Pennsylvania Regiment) are listed on the verso, while the recto includes a receipt for 17 pounds and 17 shillings paid by Captain Frederick Smith of the Pennsylvania Regiment for a hoghshead of rum received from George Bouton. 2) Peter Bard to Israel Pemberton, ALS dated Fort Augusta, 1 July 1758, 2 pages, folded folio sheet, full separation at all folds (6 pieces), otherwise fine and worthy of conservation. Bard relates his travel to Lancaster to “git a sight of that Vile Letter ...wherein my Character was so basely Villafied” and the aftermath, then notes the arrival of Mr. Holland “last Tuesday afternoon in Comp[any] with two other Men...he had not been in the fort much above half an hour when we was allarm’d by the Cattle party discovering four Enemy Indians not a Mile from the Fort nor above two Hundred Yards from the path Mr Holland came; I am very glad he is appointed Agent for the Indian Store as I believe him to be a sensible, Sober discreet Man;.... Pemberton (1715-1779) was a prominent Philadelphia Quaker and politician and head of “The Friendly Association for regaining and preserving Peace with the Indians by pacific Measures.” 3) Edward Shippen (1703-1781) to Colonel Conrad Weiser, dated Lancaster, 13 August 1759, two pages, quarto, separation along center fold, otherwise very good. Shippen notifies the commander of the Pennsylvania Regiment that he had received a request from John Weiser to send 200 pounds in payment for forage ordered by Colonel Bouquet and turns the matter over to him for resolution. Edward Shippen was merchant in Philadelphia and later its major (1744). In 1752 he relocated to Lancaster, where he was appointed prothonotary, and continued such until 1778. He had large transactions as paymaster for supplies for the British and provincial forces when they were commanded by General Forbes and Colonel Bouquet, and managed them with so much integrity as to receive public thanks in 1760. He was a county judge under both the provincial and state governments. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 600 - 900

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375 - SIR WILLIAM JOHNSON REQUESTS POWDER AND SHOT FOR A CAYUGA INDIAN, 1770 JOHNSON, Sir William (1715-1774) as Superintendant of Indian Affairs. Autograph document signed ((hereafter ADS ) to Major Jellis Fonda, dated Johnson Hall, 4 April 1770. 1 page, quarto, with folds and docketing on recto, “encapsulated between two 1/8 inch sheets of plexiglass, joined together with screws. Very fine. Johnson writes to Jellis Fonda (1727-1791),first merchant in the Mohawk Valley west of Schenectady and a close friend and associate of Sir William, to “please to let the Bearer a Cayuga Indian have 3 pound[s] of Gunpowder on my Acc[oun]t. & 4 pound of Shot.” From the Walter O’Connor collection. 700 - 1,000

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376 - LOT OF 5: 18TH AND EARLY 19TH CENTURY LAND PURCHASES AND DISPUTES 1) Lieutenant Governor Richard Penn (1735-1811) to John Lukens (1720-1789), dated 28 April 1772, partially-printed DS, 1 page, oblong folio, slight toning on folds and edges, otherwise very good. Penn authorizes Surveyor General Lukens, on behalf of the Proprietors of Pennsylvania, to survey 25 acres in Whitehall Township, Northumberland County for Jacob Mickley, Jr., “provided the same Land does not lie in or interfere with any of our Manors.” Order endorsed by Lukens at the bottom of the page, who instructs Deputy James Scull to execute the warrant. Provenance: Lot 426, A. L. Hanford Collection Sale, Kleinfelter’s Auction Gallery, 11 March 2008. 2) William Maclay (1737-1804) to John Lukens, dated Fort Augusta, 16 April 1773, 1 page, on folded folio sheet with integral address leaf, some chipping and toning on the edges and external folds, otherwise very good. Future US senator and chronicler of the Constitutional Convention, Maclay originally studied law, but became a deputy surveyor for the Proprietors under Lukens. He appeals to the Surveyor General to determine whether the warrants granted to Doctor Plunket and Samuel Maclay fall within his survey district or that of Lukens’ son, Deputy Charles Lukens, “as it would be unjust that he should be deprived of one farthing of the Fees, if in mine the same Reason holds good with respect to me.” (A-11) 3) John Wilson transfers 400 acres in Northumberland County to Tench Francis. Partly-printed DS, 2 pages, bifolium, folds, and mount marks on docketed recto, otherwise near fine. Signed copy of a 31 October 1785 deed transferring 400 acres in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania from John Wilson to Tench Francis, signed and sealed by the former, witnessed and signed by Richard Bache and William Knox, the latter attesting to witnessing said transfer on party-printed recto attestation, dated 17 September 1787. Tench Francis (1730–1800) was a merchant, lawyer and agent for the family of William Penn, and the first cashier of the Bank of North America. He is said to have contributed £5,000 for the support of the Revolutionary army. Richard Bache (1737-1811), born in Yorkshire, England, immigrated to Philadelphia, where he was a businessman, a marine insurance underwriter, and later served as head of the Post Office. He also was the son-in-law of Benjamin Franklin. William Knox (1756–1795) was a younger brother of General Henry Knox, served as a military secretary to his brother during the siege of Boston, and in 1777 he operated his brother’s Boston bookshop and invested in privateering ventures, later becoming a merchant in Europe from 1781 to 1785. At the time of this transfer, he was a member of the tax commission in Philadelphia. Secretary of War Knox employed William as a clerk in the War Department from 1788 to 1789 before President Washington appointed him consul at Dublin in 1790. After his return from Ireland in 1793, he was confined in the Pennsylvania Hospital for insanity until his death. Provenance: Part of lot 48, Sotheby Park Bernet. 29 April 1980 4a-b) Berks County Survey Maps. “Draught of a tract of Land Situate in Roscombmenor township Berks County” sold by Jacob Strunk to William Henz [Haines?], dated 12 June 1845, with integral sketch map of survey, 1 page, quarto, light soiling on docketed area of recto, otherwise very good; with “Draught of a tract of One Acre and Sixty five perches...in Ruscombmanor township”, sold Jacob Price to William D. Hains, 10 April 1856, 1 page with docketed recto, quarto, fine. (2 pieces) 5) Berks County Deed, Jacob and Susanna Price transfer a one acre and 65 perch parcel to William D. Haines (as per survey above), dated 19 April 1856, 2 pages, folded elephant folio sheet, separated at folds, with tape staining at same, light toning and chipping at edges, poor. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 600 - 1,200 377 - BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN LACEY, JR. AND THE BATTLE OF CROOKED BILLET, 1778 LACEY, John (1755-1814) as brigadier general, autograph letter signed, to President Thomas Wharton, Supreme Council of Pennsylvania, dated Doyles Town, 8 April 1778, one page, folio, addressed and docketed on recto. With two early booklets (1860 and 1908) on the battle of Crooked Billet, fought 1 May 1778. 3 items. Lacey informs President Wharton that “My little party is at the [Crooked] Billet [where] I am trying some Philad[elphi]a. Market men by a court Martial, & hope soon to give you an account of their receiving the just Merits of their malignant crimes.... News has this moment arrived from below that a large part of the Enemy came last night to Smithfield, and made Prisoners a small party of Continental Troops under the command of Capt. Henderson [ ] it is also said they are moving up towards the Buck, I have ordered some of the Horse down to learn the certainty of this news.” A native of Buckingham Township , John Lacey Jr. was a Continental Army captain in Anthony Wayne’s regiment during the Canadian campaign of 1776. The following year, he fought with distinction at Germantown and Matson’s Ford as lieutenant colonel with the Bucks County militia. He gained such a reputation for skill and courage that the Supreme Executive promoted him to brigadier general in the state militia on 9 January 1778. He commanded the American forces in the Battle of Crooked Billet. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 600 - 900

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378 - 1776 WILL OF CAPTAIN ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL OF THE NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS 12” x 10”. Archibald (1735-1777), a copy of Campbell’s original will, dated Brookland Fort (New York), 17 October 1776, transcribed and sealed in London, England, 20 October 1790, with an sealed affirmation of said will, dated Poughkeepsie, New York, 28 March 1791; 1790 copy of 1776 will, ink on parchment, 25 x 30 inches, with 1790 sealed attestation (ADS, 2 pp, bifolium) and 1791 sealed affirmation (ADS, , 2 pp. bifolium) attached. Light soiling to lower margin of parchment will and separation at the folds of 1791 affirmation. Archibald Campbell arrived in America in 1757 as a gentleman-volunteer with the 42nd or Highland Regiment of Foot and served as an ensign in Roger’s Rangers until receiving a commission in the 42nd Foot on 8 July 1758. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1760 during the Montreal expedition and later fought at Martinique and Havana in 1762. He went on half-pay in 1763 and retired to farming on Beekman Patent, but later received a commission as lieutenant in the 26th Foot in 1770. In 1776, he raised a (Loyalist) company of New York Volunteers and led them in action at the battle of Long Island. While in garrison at Brookland Fort later that fall, Campbell made his will--a fortunate occurrence--as he was killed in action at the Ward’s House Skirmish near Peekskill on 16 March 1777. Although a bachelor, Campbell provided for his two natural sons, Duncan and Archibald, Jr., who were “left at my farm at Fredericksburgh and shall have between them the Farm, and Stock..and one hundred pounds each”, the balance of the estate going to his brothers Duncan and John Campbell in Britain. Archibald Campbell’s sword is in the Washington’s Headquarters Museum at Newburgh, deposited there in the mid-19th century by descendants. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 500 - 800 379 - DIRE SITUATION OF CONTINENTAL ARMY PROVISIONS IN MORRIS COUNTY, 1779 BURNSIDE, James, ALS, 2 pp., folio sheet, containing retained copies of two letters sent, possibly removed from a letterbook kept by James Burnside while Quartermaster for New Jersey during the Revolutionary War. The first ALS is written to Moses Kitchell, Commissary of Forage at Hanover:, “Morris Town 15th. Jan[uar]y. 1779 / Sir / There is not one pound of Hay at this Post I have hourly expected you would have forwarded some And know not why it has not come in. Several Continental horses have died for want of Forage...Teams may be Impress’d at any Time to Cart it; Unless Spririted measures are used we may Give up all and let our Army Disperse....” The second ALS, on recto, is a Circular Letter to the Majistrates of Morris County, dated the following day, informing them that “The state of Affairs make it Absolutely necessary (in order to have our Army supplied with provisns. &c) To Apply to you for Assistance to have a supply of Forage at this Post....[and ask them to “give orders for Impressing Necessarys for the Army. The bearer Mr. Kitchell...can inform you of the Prices formerly allowed, & also what is now Allowed in the Vicinity of the Camp....” Washington’s beleaguered main army was then in winter quarters at Middlebrook and Pluckemin in nearby Somerset County. Some separating at the folds and two minor losses of paper in the body, partly obscuring a few words. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 500 - 800

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380 - LOT OF 3: 1779 COMPANY LIST OF THE 2ND NEW YORK REGIMENT AND TWO 18TH C. DOCUMENTS 14” x 11 - 1/2”. A List of the Sixth Company of the Second New York Regt. Present May 12th. 1779, ADS, 2 pp., quarto, listing by name 6 non-coms, 2 field music, and 26 privates; on recto is a note written and signed at Fort Penn by the company commander, Captain Jacob Wright, acknowledging that he had “Received of Colo. Philip Cortlandt the Sum of one hundred and Seventy pounds being a gratuity allowed the within men ...as per Act of Assembly passed the 13th Day of March 1779.” The site of Fort Penn is in present-day Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and was a stockade constructed in 1776 to protect Northumberland County inhabitants from Indian threats. With a hand-colored engraving of the c. 1757 uniform of the Regiment d’Infanterie from a period publication (quarto, water-staining across lower third) and a 1744 invoice written in Dutch for goods purchased on the West Indies island of Curacao, 1 page, quarto. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 450 - 750

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LOT - 382 381 - LOT OF 2: RECORDS OF TWO AMERICAN 18TH CENTURY GUNMAKERS. Lot contains: A) FRASER, John (1721-1773), autograph document signed, 2 page, partially-printed court authorization to the Sheriff of Bedford County to seize property of one Philip Jacob Cresier to the amount of six pounds to discharge a debt owed him to Edward Armstrong, including court and sheriff’s costs of discharging such. The writ was issued by John Fraser as Justice of the Peace (1771-1773), dated Bedford, 16 January 1773. Fraser (also spelled Frasier) was a Scot Highlander who was working as a trader and frontier gunsmith in Venango in 1753, relocating to Cumberland, Virginia the following year and eventually to Bedford in 1759, where he continued to ply his trade, until his death in April 1773. B) KEARNY, Joshua, autograph document signed, 3 x 8 inches, 2 pp., account of work done for Colonel Thomas Turner, including “drilling one gun” in 1786 for 1 shilling and three pence and in 1787, for “Stocking one gun” at 15 shillings and “drilling the same for 1 shilling and 3 pence. On recto is annotated “R[eceipt] No. 26 Accompt against Colo Turners Estate”. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 400 - 600 382 - LOT OF 2: LEGAL RECORDS OF TWO AMERICAN 19TH CENTURY GUNMAKERS Lot contains: A) TRYON, George W., noted gunmaker and founder of Tryon, Son & Company ,Gun Manufacturers (1836-1841). Autograph document signed (ADS), 1 page, docketed on recto, dated 17 February 1841, Philadelphia. A large and handsome, partially-printed document, 22 x 16 1/4 inches (two joined folio sheets of laid paper), being an Indenture of Mortgage “BETWEEN George W. Tryon of the Northern Liberties of the City of Philadelphia[,] Gun Manufacturer of the one part and John Frederick Schmidt...Hair Dresser” in which the latter agrees to loan the former $1000 “lawful Silver Money” with interest for the period of one year, the collateral to be a “certain Two Story Brick Messuage or Tenement and Lot...situate on the East side of Marshall Street”, within the Spring Garden District of Penn Township.” The document bears the signatures of both Tryon and his son and partner, Edward K. Tryon, who attests that the mortgage was witnessed and sealed in his presence. George Tryon’s signature is later struck out, indicating that the terms of the mortgage were later fulfilled and settled. B) BALDWIN, Eden A. ADS, dated New York City, 15 January 1862, 4 pp., being the “Articles of agreement between Joslyn Hutchinson of the City” and Baldwin to “to be copartners together, under and by the name, or firm, Hutchinson and Baldwin, in the general business of manufacturing firearms...and to occupy as an armory, for the present, a building in Newark in the State of New Jersey....” Baldwin had earlier established E. A. Baldwin & Co. at Worcester, Massachusetts in 1855 to manufacture percussion “magazine” arms to his 1854, but no production is known by either firm. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 400 - 600 144

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383 - DESCRIPTION LIST FOR DAGGETT’S REGIMENT, 1778; CONNECTICUT VETERANS DRAWS BELATED PAY (3 PIECES) Return of the men Mustered for nine months for the Town of Attelborough in Collo. John Daggetts Regiment [7 July 1778], ADS, 2 pp., folio, fair with toning and some losses to margins, small splits in folds. A rare descriptive list in columnar format, for 20 men mustered from the regiment as nine-month levies for Continental service, each listed by company, name, age, height and complexion, eye color, town and county or country of origin. For example, Oliver Lincoln of Captain Keith’s Company was 38, stood 6 feet tall, “light complection” with dark hair and gray eyes, from Easton in Bristol County, while Pierre Gilit of Captain White’s Company was 26, 5 foot three, light complexion and black hair and eyes and hailed “from france”. Below, Colonel John Dagett of the 4th Regiment, Massachusetts Militia, writes a short memorandum to Brigadier General Godfrey, noting that “I have raised , mustered and Delivered ...28 Men from my Regiment as Discribed in the foregoing List”, noting that two companies were deficient a total of four men, as “32 was the proportion from said Regiment.” On the recto of this return is a document, dated Norton, 20 May 1778, “A Return of the men Inlisted in Norton agreable to the orders of the Massachusetts State of the 20th April Last to Raise two thousand men in sd State to fill up the fifteen Battalions ...in the Service of the United States nine months from the time they arrive in Camp at Fish Kill unless Sooner Discharged to Wit: [what follows are the names and descriptions of the 8 additional levies of the 28 total on the opposite side, which includes “London Movey age 26 years 5-4 Inches high a Negro Black &c &c”, as well as three men from Norton who have overstayed their furloughs from the Army, one being an 8-month draftee and the other two men being enlisted for three years in the Continental Line (one being “Nathaniel Movey”, possibly a near-relative to London); with 2) Jabez Rockwell “To the Committee of Pay Table”, dated Preston, Connecticut, 15 March 1783, ALS, 1 page, octavo, authorizing the letter’s bearer, Justice of the Peace Samuel Mott, to collect “the whole of the Wages due to me for my Service in the Continental Army while I Serv’d in the 7th Connecticut Regimt. Commanded by Colo. Bradley....”, along with a partially-printed ADS (1 page, quarto, fine) being a 3 June 1784 receipt signed by Samuel Mott for receipt of three pounds and nine shillings due to Jabez Rockewell “on the first Day of January 1781....” From the Walter O’Connor collection. 500 - 800

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LOT - 384 384 - LOT OF 4: 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN MILITARY FIGURES 1) COMBS, Leslie (1793-1881), ALS, 3 pp., quarto, fine, dated Lexington, Kentucky, 1 October 1873 to H. Stone [Thorne?], Esqr., providing the recipient with a short memoir of his life, per request . Combs talks about his early life and family, the provides a “Brief of my Military history”, which began as a Kentucky volunteer during the 1812 campaign, during which he fortunately missed “the terrible defeat & Massacre at river Raisin.” He served as a “Capt[ain] of Spies [scouts] in General Green Clay’s Brigade and at Dudley’s Defeat, was “badly wounded, taken prisoner & forced to run the Indian gauntlet--escaped untouched.” Combs further relates that in “1836 I raised a reg[imen]t of 1000 to relieve Genl Gaines on the Sabine frontier--all mounted, armed and ready to march when....Genl. Jackson ordered my Regt to be Mustered out of Service....During our late terrible Civil War, I was, & still am, a Union Man, & lost all the labour of my life by emancipation and robery [sic]--without compensation.” A small engraving of Combs accompanies the letter. 2) MOORE, Thomas Patrick (1797-1853), ALS, 2 pp. quarto, to unnamed recipient, apparently the governor or adjutant general of Kentucky, dated Harrodsburg, Kentucky, 8 April 1822. Moore informs recipient that “A very large & respectable Artillery company, has been raised in this place...[and] selected me to command them & thereby made it my duty to trouble your Excellency in relation to the procurement of a piece of Ordinance & the requisite number of Muskets”, noting that Col. McAfee informs me that it is only necessary for you to make the request through Col. Johnson or the Secretary of War.....” Moore was born in Virginia, but attended Transylvania University at Lexington, Kentucky. He served in a troop of volunteer horse from Kentucky during the 1813 campaign against Detroit. Moore served as member of the Kentucky legislature for two terms, followed by three20 terms in the US House of Representatives. In 1829, he was appointed Minister Plenipotentiary to Gran Colombia by President Andrew Jackson, returning to Kentucky in 1834. He later fought in the Mexican War as lieutenant colonel of the 3rd US Dragoons. 3) GAINES, Edmund Pendleton (1777-1849) to one Doctor Lawson, ALS, 1 page, quarto, dated “S[team]. B[oat]. Constitution/ 6 P.M., 16 July 1836.” General Gaines asked Lawson “to take charge of my Virginia Sword of honor which You will find on board the steamboat Mediterrenean [sic]....The hilt is broken, and I was desirous to consult one of the most skilful Gold smiths, to learn whether it can be repaired”, noting that “if it can be mended without injury to the original work, let it be done.” Gaines entered the US Army in 1797 during the Quasi-War with an ensign’s appointment and was rapidly promoted to lieutenant and in 1807, captain. During the War of 1812, he commanded the 25th Infantry Regiment as its colonel during the Battle of Crysler’s Farm, at which they distinguished themselves in covering the retreat of the American Army. He was promoted brigadier general of regulars in 1814 commanded the post at Fort Erie after its capture and during its siege, including the repulse of a British assault on 15 August 1814, during which he was seriously wounded. For his leadership and valor at Fort Erie, Gaines was awarded a Congressional gold medal and a brevet promotion to major general, while his home state of Virginia presented him with the gold sword discussed above. At the time of the letter above, Gaines was apparently traveling up the Mississippi River to take command of the Western Military District and in that role, brought an end to the Black Hawk War. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 800 - 1,200

385 - 1776 CONTINENTAL HALF-DOLLAR NOTE AND 1768 BOSTON ALMANAC Both are in very good condition. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 400 - 600

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386 - LOT OF 4: MISCELLANEOUS MILITARY DOCUMENTS. 17 - 1/4” x 14 - 1/2”. Lot contains: (A) King Louis XV of France, 1710-1744, DS, 1 p., folio, toned, with some separation at folds and minor staining on margins, llc. The King appoints Mons. Bevoyer d’Argenon to the command of a company in the Regiment de Conde upon the death of his predecessor and orders him to occupy the “old fort” with his company, as per orders previously given to the former commander, signed and dated at Versailles, 12 March 1748. (B) VEAZEY, Thomas W., 1774-1842, DS, 1 p., oblong folio, partially-printed appointment signed by Veazey as governor of Maryland, signed and dated Annapolis, 8 November 1836, appointing William Matthews as” Colonel of the first Regiment of the Militia of this State in Charles County.” Fair to poor, with light toning, heavy separating at folds and some chips to edges. (C) Board of Ordnance to the Earl of Sunderland, signed and dated, 12 November 1709, docketed on recto. 1 p. bifolium sheet, very good. The Board transmits a copy of the appointed commission’s proceedings to purchase “Lands &c. for the Fortifications at Portsmouth, Chatham & Warwick” as ordered by an Act of Parliament at its “last Session” and asks him to “lay the same before Her Majesty [Queen Anne].” Signed by Board members James Craggs, W. Bridges and Thomas Erle. (D) British 12th Regiment of Foot, untitled, tabular accounting for uniform clothing articles purchased by Colonel Henry Clinton from London clothier Nicholas Pearse for the year June 1767-June 1768, amounting to L 1118.5.6 Sterling. Written in clerical hand, not signed or dated, but 1768 per docketing on recto, 1 page, bifolium, tipped to a backing sheet, otherwise fine. Sir Henry Clinton later served as Commander in Chief of the British forces in North America, 1778-1782, during the Revolutionary War. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 500 - 750 387 - 1817 LAND GRANT FOR CAPTAIN HENRY BEDINGER OF THE VIRGINIA RIFLEMEN MONROE, James, as President of the United States, partially-printed document signed, to “Henry Bedinger, dated Washington, DC , 11 March 1817, parchment sheet (15 1/4 x 11 3/4 in.), some staining on folds, wax seal mostly gone, ink text moderate to light. Bedinger, “a Captain for three years” in the Virginia Continental Line, is given 200 acres in the Virginia Military District in Ohio for his Revolutionary War services. Henry Bedinger, Jr. (1753-1843) entered service in Captain Hugh Stevenson’s company of riflemen in June 1775 and was captured at the Battle of Fort Washington in November 1776, remaining a prisoner of war for four years. In 1784, he married Rachel Strode in Berkeley County, Virginia and settled in Shepherdstown, where they had several children. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 350 - 500 388 - VIRGINIA ARMS ITS MILITIA FOLLOWING SECESSION, 1861 Statement of Ordnance & Ordnance Stores Rec[eive]d at Fredericksburg by Brig Genl Daniel Ruggles, unsigned document, 2 pp., dated 11 May 1861 and docketed “Mr. A. H. Mason’s Account of Ordnance &c” on recto. Even before his resignation from the US Army had been accepted , Daniel Ruggles had been appointed a brigadier general in the “Virginia Forces” and he was ordered on May 3, 1861 by Major General Robert E. Lee to muster the volunteer companies of Fredericksburg and Prince George, Lancaster and Northumberland counties into state service. This list of ordnance includes 1000 flintlock muskets with bayonets, various cannon and other ordnance stores received for- or issued to- Virginia troops between April 26th and May 11th. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 250 - 500 LOT - 388

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389 - GENERAL DAVID BALDWIN IS INFORMED OF HIS SON BOYLE’S DEATH IN NATCHEZ, 1808 Nichols, Nathaniel to General David Baldwin of Newtown, Connecticut, dated Natchez, Mississippi, 24 November 1808, ALS, 3 pp and franked cover page, quarto. Nichols informs Baldwin “of the sudden & unexpected death of your Son Boyle V. B. Baldwin Esqr.(1786-1808), he expired on the 9th Instant after an Illness of five days, his disorder was a flux, but a few days previous to his death he was at my house in Natchez in perfect health, & we were congratulating each other in the ingagement thereof & the prospect of succeeding well in business & pleasantly anticipating the day when we should return once more to our native land in circumstances easy and Affluent.” Nichols proceeds to give accolades to Boyle’s industry as a lawyer and businessmen and attested to his high moral character while in the Territory and noted that his funeral at Pinckneyville near Fort Adams was attended by close acquaintances and the “gentlemen of the Bar.” In contrast, The Baldwin Genealogy (Cleveland: 1881) claims that Boyle “drowned in early life on the Mississippi river.” General David Baldwin (1758-1811) was a merchant and was active in the Connecticut militia. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 200 - 300 390 - ASSORTED AMERICAN & SCOTTISH HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS. Lot contains 12 books and booklets on Scottish and American history. These include “Highland Clans & Tartans by R.W. Munro, 1977; The Highland Clans” by Sir Iain Moncreiffe, 1982; “The Scottish Clans & Their Tartans” by Irving Ravin, 1951; “The Black Watch at Ticonderoga and Major Duncan Campbell of Inverawe” by Frederick R. Richards, 1930; “Military Affairs” Volume XIX Number One, Spring 1955; “Morristown: A Military Capital of the American Revolution”, 1950; “Fort Necessity”, 1954; “Collections of the New Brunswick Historical Society No. 5”, 1904; “Broadswords and Bayonets”, 1984; “American Colonial Wars: An Annotated Bibliography”, 1982; “Exhibition of American Wars”, 1908; and 91 Coats of Arms drawings from “Peerage of England” by Arthur Collins, 1741. Condition: Fair to Very Good. From the Walter O’Connor collection. 100 - 200 391 - FRAMED GENERAL GEORGE PATTON 1943 TYPED SIGNED LETTER. Frame: 34 - 1/2” x 19 - 1/2”. World War II General George Patton typed letter was signed on October 24, 1943. Typed heading “Headquarters Seventh Army”, Patton replies to a request for his autograph: ‘’My dear Mrs. Hambrick/ In accordance with your request in your letter of August 21, I am enclosing my signature. Truly yours, [signed] GS Patton, Jr./ G. S. Patton, JR, Lieut. General, U.S. Army, Commanding’’. Framed, sight size 6-3/4’’ by 8’’. CONDITION: Shows light toning and folds. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200 392 - EXTREMELY RARE CONFEDERATE BULLET MOLD STAMPED “H.B. EVANS JACKSON MISS” FROM SHILOH BATTLEFIELD. This extremely rare brass bullet mold is the only one known at the present time that is marked and documented to a Confederate supplier. The mold is stamped on the right side “H.B. EVANS/ JACKSON/ MISS.” While on loan to the museum in Jackson during the 1960’s it was researched and documented. The mold was originally acquired in 1959 from the individual who found it around the Shiloh Battlefield. The mold has been owned by William Dykes since 1959 and he has allowed only one illustration in a publication. This possibly unique mold was exhibited at the Jackson State Museum and Grand Gulf Museum. The mold is entirely of brass construction with an iron screw holding the two pieces together. It has a cavity for an approximately .54 caliber minieball with three grooves and a long base. The projectile itself, when cast would measure about 1-1/4” in length. The mold measures about 8” long with a cavity of about 1-9/16” x 1” x 1”. CONDITION: Excellent. Clearly stamped markings and retains a very dark patina. This rare mold is accompanied by a signed latter from William Dykes. 2,500 - 4,500 LOT - 392

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393 - BRASS ENGLISH FLINTLOCK EPROVETTE MARKED STATON LONDON. This is a very high quality, attractive, and well-made powder tester, probably circa 1790-1810. It features a rounded scalloped boxlock action with integral brass pan. The left side is finely engraved with scrolls around a “STATON” banner, the other side engraved en suite and marked “LONDON”. Brass triggerguard with flower engraved on bow. Features a reinforced cock, curled trigger and iron powder testing wheel, engraved on one side with Arabic numerals 1 through 12. One piece bag grip of partially figured walnut. CONDITION: Very good. Engraving is sharp and brass retains a mellow patina, triggerguard bent slightly. Grip excellent with a few scattered marks, testing wheel with grey patina and a few areas of corrosion. A very attractive and authentic eprovette. 1,500 - 2,500 394 - LOT OF 58: ASSORTED EUROPEAN MILITARY HOLSTERS. Lot contains: European Military Holsters, the majority of these holsters are pre-war intended for mid-to-small size semi-automatic pistols, a few are larger. All will clean to excellent or better. There are a couple of canvas military as well as three cleaning kits in canvas pouches. Some of the models include FN Model 1935 police, Dutch FN Model 1922, Beretta 1934, Hungarian Model 37M, Police Positive .38, J.P. Sauer 38H, CZ 27, 1941 PPK, Llama, P.38, Walther PP, East German Makarov, Dutch 1922, Mauser HSc, CZ P27, FN 1900, Model 1935, and Hi-Power. 1,200 - 1,800

395 - INCREDIBLE LOT OF 59: EUROPEAN MILITARY HOLSTERS - MOSTLY PRE-WAR. All of these holsters will clean up to excellent or better. Many of these holsters are extremely scarce. Included in this lot is a Swedish Model 1907, H&K Model P95, Manurhin Walther PP, Astra 600, Dutch 1873 revolver, Norway Model 1914, 1887 Swedish Nagant, Star Model B, CZ 27, Llama 380, Mauser Model 1914, Astra 400, French Model 1935, P40, Duo 25, Mauser HSc, P.38, Beretta 1934, FN 1922, CZ Model 52, French Model 1950. These are but a few of the holsters included in this lot. 1,200 - 2,000 396 - DEMILLED VICKERS SMOOTH JACKET DUMMY MACHINE GUN WITH TRIPOD. Serial No. 4375 Exceptionally nice Vickers dummy display machine gun with valuable Turkish tripod which incorporates a large diameter brass traversing dial. Gun incorporates a special Anti-Aircraft mounting block on left side of the water jacket. 7.9 mm feed block appears complete but does not move, and appears stuck in the receiver. Dummy receiver sideplates are very thick and will not accommodate internals unless “dressed-down” to make them narrow enough to fit, and this is exactly what has been done with the lock and recoil plates. The lock’s extractor ears have been ground off in order to fit as well. This gun rertains the “flip-up” rear AA sight window, as well as water jacket fill and drain plugs, and the brass cork hardware. Feed block cover retaining latch not present. Sliding receiver bottom cover not present. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish quite fine with green paint on the water jacket and black enamel paint on the metal parts. Top cover and feed block cover open to inspect action and trigger actuates. Crank handle and lock moves under spring tension. A very nice display piece. 1,000 - 2,500

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397 - LOT OF 9: STOCKS & STOCK HARNESSES FOR BROOMHANDLE MAUSER’S. Lot contains: (A) Three stocks; one original stock, stock holster and cleaning tool and two contemporary stocks. (B) Six Holsters; one original previously mentioned and five contemporary stock harnesses. Also includes four contemporary cleaning tools. CONDITION: All are in great working condition. The leather on the harnesses show some crazing. Most of the stitching is tight. 800 - 1,200 398 - LOT OF 5: CONTEMPORARY PISTOL STOCKS. All of these stocks are contemporary. First two stocks are for 1911 Colts. They come with main spring housing. Third stock is an Ingalls High Power stock. Fourth stock is an Ingalls High Power stock with leather holster. And the fifth stock is for a Navy Luger. It comes with a holster shoulder straps and a magazine pouch. CONDITION: None of these are vintage items. 600 - 1,000 399 - FREIGHT WOODEN TRUNK WITH ORIGINAL HARDWARE. 29” L x 22” W x 16” H. The face of this trunk is stenciled in yellow “RETURN BY FIRST FREIGHT TRAINS STATIONERY DEPARTMENT ROCK ISLAND SYSTEM CHICAGO 1168”. Retains all steel hardware including side handles and corners. Generous amounts of original stenciling, no stenciling on back or sides. CONDITION: Usual shipping wear but still quite solid. 500 - 1,000

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401 - MG34 MACHINE GUN PARTS KIT ON DUMMY RECEIVER FOR DISPLAY Serial No. 8643 Original albeit mismatched “dot” 1945 dated MG-34 parts kit with Israeli property markings on solid billet dummy receiver. Top cover not present but an original beautifully Nazi proofed MG-42 top cover is included with this lot. Serviceable parts on this display gun include fine condition muzzle booster and bearing, ZB-26 style post-war bipod, shroud with functional sights, Nazi feed tray, charging handle, handgrip with composite grips, safety switch, buffer cup latch, buffer, buffer cup, and post-war numbered wooden butt. CONDITION: Very fine greenish gray blued finish on shroud, feed tray and buffer. Darker blue on buffer cup, sights, and muzzle. Grips have appreciable wear at high edges, but remain serviceable. MG42 top cover quite fine with some scattered light corrosion on the underside which should clean up. Wooden butt has a few gouges and handling marks but remains serviceable. Barrel appears unserviceable and kept from moving within shroud by a wooden block. Plenty of good useful parts here to use as spares and otherwise as a display piece it needs only a top cover. JWK 18-11-136 500 - 1,000

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402 - DEMILLED GERMAN WW2 MG-34 MACHINE GUN DISPLAY GUN Serial No. 9660 Attractive matching MG-34 display gun albeit using some previously un-numbered post-war spare parts. “dot” (Brunn) 1945 dated MG-34 parts kit on solid billet dummy receiver. Top cover devoid of Nazi proofs but matches shroud number and is not a re-number. Other matching numbered parts include buffer, buffer cup, and wooden butt. Handgrip with aluminum grip panels numbered “26”. , and . Serviceable parts on this display gun include fine condition muzzle booster and bearing, ZB-26 style post-war bipod, shroud with functional sights, feed tray, charging handle, safety switch, buffer cup latch, buffer, buffer cup, and wooden butt. No barrel present. CONDITION: fine gray blued finish on metal parts with some scattered light corrosion. Handgrip panels show moderate dings to high edges. Wooden butt has been sanded and refinished over some small nicks and dings. Butt held in place by a set screw in right side of dummy receiver. Nice display gun with some useful parts. JWK 18-11-138 500 - 1,000

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403 - VERY FINE GERMAN WW2 MG-34 DISPLAY MACHINE GUN Serial No. 1040 Very fine forced matched “cra” (Maget) 1943 dated MG-34 parts kit on solid billet dummy receiver. Top cover manufactured by “clc” (Herder). Serviceable parts on this display gun include fine condition muzzle booster and bearing, ZB-26 style post-war bipod, shroud with functional sights, Nazi feed tray, charging handle, handgrip with composite grips, safety switch, buffer cup latch, buffer, buffer cup, and post-war numbered wooden butt. No barrel present. CONDITION: Very fine gray blued refinish metal parts with fine clear Nazi proofs on various places. Handgrip number 65 is in extremely fine condition with especially nice grips. Wooden butt has been sanded and refinished over some small nicks and dings. A very nice presentable display gun or source of some pretty nice parts. JWK 18-11-137 500 - 1,000

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404 - LOT OF 2: DEMILLED STEN PARTS KIT DUMMY GUNS. Serial No. 189499, 80344759 Lot contains: Two very nice display British Sten Mk II dummy guns. Both have solid aluminum casting tubes with milled out simulated bolt slots with charging handles glued in at the forward positions. Remaining parts including barrels, shrouds, mag housings, trigger housings, triggers and springs, slings loops and slings appear original British issue. Gun #1 mag housing marked “E & Co” with sling ink stamped, “HC & Co LTD 1944”. Gun #2 also marked “E & Co” with wide sling marked “HE CO 1944”. Mainsprings have been cut short to be 4” long to fit in milled recess withing aluminum dummy receiver tube. CONDITION: About 90% black enamel paint finish with some scattered area of surface corrosion on steel pieces. Original magazines appear serviceable, as do slings, shoulder loops, and triggers with springs. A nice pair of dummy guns absolutely suitable for use in filming, or as WW2 display pieces. JWK 18-11-134 500 - 1,000

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405 - DEMILLED WW2 1943 DATED INGLIS BREN MK II MACHINE GUN PARTS KIT. Fine tastefully cut Inglis manufactured BREN Mk II machine gun parts kit with two .303 barrels. Carefully diagonally cut through the magazine well area; just forward of the barrel latch at the forward edge of receiver; and just forward of the butt-stock assembly retention latch. Cuts all carefully avoiding damaging components such as rear sight, retention latches and magazine catches. Two good serviceable .303 barrels and one original .303 magazine are included as well as original bolt, operating piston, charging handle, and bipod assembly. Side of receiver clearly retains original Inglis marking with 1943 date. CONDITION: Over 85% original finish thinning in places with some slight scattered corrosion on bipod legs which will clean up. Bores of both barrels are fine, shiny and bright. Wood shows numerous fings buises and handling marks by remains serviceable. A very nice set of spare parts, particularly the barrels, but also very suitable to make a display dummy gun out of. JWK 18-11-135 500 - 1,000 406 - GOOD, BRIDGEPORT GUN IMPLEMENT COMPANY LOADER FOR 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN SHELLS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY. Made of brass and walnut, this most attractive loading block is stamped â&#x20AC;&#x153;B.G.I Company 16â&#x20AC;?. Brass tray marked 1/4 DRS (Drams) and 1/8 Ounce. CONDITION: Appears to be in good condition throughout. 400 - 600

LOT - 407 407 - BROWNING 1919 DUMMY MACHINEGUN WITH TRIPOD. Very nice display Browning 1919A4 machine gun on homemade display tripod with ammo can. Made up from a military parts set this display piece has been welded together with no bolt present. Barrel extension and barrel (unserviceable) do not move within the receiver box. Top cover opens for inspection of the interior, and trigger moves. Charging handle does not move. It comes on a homemade display tripod with bolts and washers to hold the gun in place. Also includes one G.I. .30 caliber ammo can. CONDITION: Nearly all of parkerized refinish remains with green paint covering the tripod. A nice static display or conversation piece suitable for placement out in the elements. 18-11-139 200 - 400

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LOT - 408 408 - FANTASTIC ONE OF A KIND UNION PATRIOTIC VINGETTES COVER SCRAPBOOK DATED 1861. This hardcover scrapbook has a reattached binder. Cover is stamped “UNION SOUVENIRS 1861”. The album contains approximately 430 original and different Civil War patriotic envelope covers and a complete set of the extremely scarce Champion prize envelope “Lincoln and Davis in five rounds” published by J.H. Tingley of New York, 1861. Note states book came from Akron, Ohio area, the estate of Mrs. Winslow who was 83 years of age in 1988. These vignettes were hand cut from a multitude of Civil War patriotic envelopes that were used by loved ones to send personal letters to far-away soldiers. Each was meticulously cut and glued to the pages of this album at the time. The very first page has six Union State Lady Liberty seals. You will find vignettes honoring nearly all of Northern Union states, many with Union slogans such as “DEATH TO ALL TRAITORS”, “THE UNION AT ALL HAZARDS”, “DISUNION BY ARMED FORCE IS TREASON”, “MARYLAND ON THE FENCE”, “SURPRISE UPON THE REBEL SAVAGES”, “SECESSION: THE CAIN OF BALTIMORE”, “UNION NOW AND FOREVER”, “TRUE TO THE UNION”. There are also numerous Thomas Mast style cartoons, most of which lambaste Jeff Davis and the Southern Secessionists. Others glorifying Honest Abe and various Union Generals such as Colonel Ellsworth, the first great martyr assassinated in Virginia May 24, 1861. Other generals highly touted include Winfield Scott, General Butler, the Lincoln Cabinet, General McClellan. Memorials to Fort Sumpter, and many more making fun of Jeff Davis, secessionists portrayed as the Devil and hydra, deadhead bounty. Most are in red, blue, and white but several are in full color. One particularly graphic one shows dozens of men hanging from the noose titled “Capital Punishment” with the names of Davis, Beauregard and other famous Confederate generals. But the most important aspect of this one of a kind scrapbook is the Champion in Five Round fight covers that show Lincoln and Davis in a boxing match, showing old Abe as the kindly protector of the right and Davis whining sympathy; includes rounds one through five, where Lincoln is awarded the Champion belt. One of a kind and very historic. One can envision the person at home delicately cutting out and affixing each and every image during the first full year of the war. 4,000 - 8,000

409 - LOT OF 14: FIREARMS BOOKS. Lot contains: (A) A History of The Colt Revolver by Charles T. Haven and Frank A. Belden. (B) The Peacemakers Arms and Adventure In The American West by R.L. Wilson. (C) Colt An American Legend by R.L. Wilson. (D) ‘51 Colt Navies by Nathan L. Swayze. (E) The Colt-Burgess Magazine Rifle by Maxwell. (F) Colt Firearms From 1836 by James E. Serven. (G) Colt Rifles and Muskets From 1847-1870 by Herbert G. Houze. (H) The Gatling Gun 19th Century Machine Gun To 21st Century Vulcan by Joseph Berk. (I) The Pennsylvania Kentucky Rifle by Henry J. Kauffman. (J) The Art of Engraving by James B. Meek. (K) Trapdoor Springfield by M.D. “Bud” Waite and B.D. Ernst. (L) Gunsmithing Guns of The Old West by David R. Chiconine. (M) Old Gunsights A Collectors Guide, 1850-1965 by Nick Stroebel. (N) Cival War Sharps Carbines and Rifles by Earl J. Coates and John D. McAuley. 600 - 1,000

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410 - LOT OF 15: FIREARMS BOOKS. Lot contains: (A) The Winchester Book by Madis. (B) The Winchester Book by Madis. (C) Lever Action Magazine Rifles by Maxwell. (D) Bullard Arms by Jamieson. (E) The Hand Cannons of Imperial Japan by Harry Darby. (F) Smith and Wesson 1857-1945 by J. Neal and Roy G. Jinks. (G) Six-Shooter Pistols, Revolvers and Automatics Past and Present by C.B. Colby (H) The History of Weapons of the American Revolution by George C. Neumann (I) Antique Fire arms Their Care, Repair and Restoration by Ronald Lister. (J) Remington Handguns by Karr. (K) Remington Firearms: The Golden Age of Collecting by Ball. (L) Backbone of the Wehrmacht The German K98K Rifle 1934-1945 by Richard D Law (M) Official Price Guide To Gun Collecting by R.L. Wilson. (N) United States Military Small Arms 1816-1865 by Robert M. Reilly. (O) The Story of American Hunting and Firearms by the Editors of Outdoor Life. CONDITION: All books are in fair to excellent shape. 400 - 800

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411 - LOT OF 12: FIREARMS & EDGED WEAPON BOOKS. Lot contains: (A) Confederate Handguns by William A. Albaugh III, Hugh Benet Jr. and Edward N. Simmons. (B) The Mauser Self-Loading Pistol by James N. Belford and Jack Dunlap. (C) The German Sniper 1914-1945 by Peter R. Senich. (D) Lugers at Random by Charles Kenyon, Jr. (E) The Krieghoff Parabellum by Randall Gibson. (F) Springfield Armory Shoulder Weapons 1795-1968 by Robert W.D. Ball. (G) Arms and Accoutrements of the Mounted Police 1873-1973 by Roger F. Phillips and Donald J. Klancher. (H) The Armed Forces of World War II Uniforms, Insignia and Organization by Andrew Mollo. (I) Americas Premier Gunmakers Remington by K.D. Kirkland. (J) 200 Years of American Firearms by James E. Serven. (K) The .45-70 Springfield by Frasca and Hill. (L) Collecting the Edge Weapons of The Third Reich Volume V by LTC. (RET.) Thomas M. Johnson. (M) German Swords of World War II by Thomas M. Johnson. 400 - 800 412 - LOT OF 22: BOOKS ON EUROPEAN ARMS & ARMOR. 17” L x 13” W x 13” H. Lot contains: “British Military Swords” by Latham, “Uniform Buttons” Volumes I and II by Johnson, “Enlgish, Irish & Scottish Firearms Makers” Carey, “Arms & the Tower” 1st edition by Ffoulks, “British Military Uniforms” by Carmen, “British & Foreign Arms & Armor” by Fox-Davies, “Gun Tools Through History & Identification”, ninth edition of “The Gun & Its Development” by Greener, and several other rare and out of print books on European arms. 300 - 500 413 - LOT OF 16: HARDBOUND FIREARMS RELATED REFERENCE BOOKS PLUS ASSORTED. Lot contains: “The Story of American Hunting in Firearms” by Outdoor Life; “Winchester” by Williamson; “Spencer Repeating Firearms” by Marcot, 1983; “Pennsylvania Kentucky Rifle” by Kauffman; “Maine Made Guns and Their Makers” by Demeritt, No. 602 of 1500, 1973; “The Collecting of Guns” by Stackpole; “Thoughts on the Kentucky Rifle” by Kindig, 1960, first printing; “Small Arms of the World” by Smith, 1969; “Small Arms Makers” by Gardner, 1963; “The Story of Colt’s Revolver” by Edwards, 1953; Two Volume Set “The Modern Gunsmith” by Howe, in slipcase with dust jackets, 1941; “The Muzzleloading Cap Lock Rifle” by Roberts; “Remington Handguns” by Karr, 1951, Second Edition; “The Story of Allen and Wheelock” by Thomas, 1965; “James Reid Knuckledusters” by Bowen, autographed by the author, 1989; “Winchester Handbook” by Mattis, one of 1000, autographed, 1981, first edition; Reproduction Winchester 1916 hardbound catalog, no year. All of the above books are hardbound. Also included are ten paperback small booklets and a small stack of gun reports. CONDITION: Excellent. 300 - 400 414 - LOT OF 13: ASSORTED CIVIL WAR RELATED FIREARMS BOOKS. Lot contains: 13 titles dealing with Civil War weapons, the war itself, and period accessories. All but one are hardbound. Titles and authors include: “Confederate Arms” by Albaugh and Simmons, 1957; “The Pitman Notes, Volume 1, Civil War Carbines” by Pitman, 1987; “Best Photos of the Civil War,” by Milhollen and Johnson, 1969; “Firearms of the Confederacy,” by Fuller and Steuart, 1944; “Civil War in Pictures” by Pratt, 1955; “Virginia Manufactory of Arms” by Cromwell, 1975; “The Powder Flask Book,” by Riling, 1953; “The Rifled Musket” by Fuller; “Civil War Collector’s Encyclopedia,” by Lord, 1965; “Introduction to Civil War Small Arms,” by Coates and Thomas, Softbound, 1990; “Confederate Revolvers” by Gary, 1987; “Matthew Brady’s Illustrated History Of The Civil War,” by Lossing, and lastly “The Civil War” by Catton, 1960. CONDITION: Excellent. 250 - 400

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415 - LARGE EARLY GERMAN FOLDING KNIFE STORE DISPLAY. The Herman Konejung knife works was a legendary name in Germany before the war and it probably best known to collectors as he was one of the early producers of the Hitler Youth knife at the dawn of the Nazi era. The left side of the blade has an etching of a bearded man hand forging a blade, emulating rays from the pounded surface. Etching measures 5” by 8”. Also etched on blade is their eyeglass brand, the maker’s name and “SOLINGEN”. Blade measures 26” in length and 5” at its widest point. Back side of blade is blank. Bolster is solid steel with traces of original nickel plating. Measures 6” long and 4” wide. Walnut scales measures 25-1/2” long, 6” wide and 1-1/2” high. It is held together by three giant 1-1/2” pins and operates like a traditional folding knife in that it still opens and closes. This giant store display weighs more than 30 lbs, and when fully extended to lock position measures 56-1/2” in length. This is one of the most incredible and unique pre-war knife store displays in existence with extreme historical importance due to the company’s history as a knife maker during the Nazi Regime. CONDITION: Shows bumps and bruises. Top is squared off but is still in excellent, all original and untouched condition. A truly one of a kind piece. 1,000 - 1,500

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416 - EARLY LARGE FOLDING KNIFE STORE DISPLAY. This store display bears no visible manufacturing information. Features and exposed steel blade that measures 20-1/2” long and 2-3/8” at its widest point. Bolster measures 2-3/4” in length and 2-3/4” width. This pistol grip walnut scales measure 20-1/2” in length by 4” wide with a maximum thickness of 2”. Fully extended this display measures 43-1/2” in length. Left side of scales has a German nickel escutcheon that measures 6” in length and 3/4” in width, no inscribed. Weight 8lbs 3oz. CONDITION: Blade has some age spots, as does bolster. Wood is excellent with usual storage bumps and bruises. It is extremely difficult to find any operating wood and steel knife store displays. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 417 417 - WWI RED CROSS POSTER BY HARRISON FISHER. Framed : 40 -1/4” x 30” . Framed and matted with 27” by 37” sight size. CONDITION: Poster exhibits folds and creases but colors remain strong. 200 - 300

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419 - WWII USAAF NORDEN BOMBSIGHT WITH STABILIZER ASSEMBLY ATTACHED. 22” x 25” x 23”. Data plate on the bombsight head reads: “US Army Air Forces/ Reflex Sight/ Serial number 11516 Type X-1/ Order No W-33-038 AC-4495/ Bombsight SER NO - (Blank)/ Manufactured by/ The W.L. Maxson Corp.”. Data plate on stabilizer reads: “U.S. Army Air Forces/ Bomb Sight/ Type M9 Serial No NL2079/ Order No 44-5107/ Carl L. Norden Inc.”. Leveling tubes unbroken, dials and switches appear to be in working order, both units retain most of their black finish and are held aloft by an original mounting bracket. Bombsight Data Book mounted in sight head bracket. Included is a World War II bomb release switch and bombardiers position triangular Plexiglas windshield which measures 14” at its widest point and is 23-1/4” long. CONDITION: While the bombsight and stabilizer certainly appear to be complete and in excellent condition, we can not guarantee them to be so. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 2,000 - 3,000

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420 - BRASS TELESCOPE WITH TRIPOD. Tripod 56” tall, Telescope 23” long. We cannot find any maker’s mark anywhere on this brass telescope, which makes it impossible to place a date or country of origin. Optics would have to be a 10-2 as we have tried all the adjustments and all you get is a circular screen of dust dots. Body of telescope measures 22-1/2” disregarding the rear sliding eye piece. Front lens diameter is 2-1/4”. Tripod is made of three wooden legs with initials “MYN” carved into one of them. A very interesting display piece which appears to be early 20th century. If one knows how to work on optics, they could probably get this working. 800 - 900 421 - LOT OF 3: WWII GERMAN & AMERICAN BINOCULARS. Largest Case : 8 -1/2” x 8 -1/4”. Lot contains: A) Kriegsmarine 7 x 50 power, binoculars. The lens bodies retains all of their original, coarse, rough textured black finish. The alloy focus adjustment dials still function and the optics are clear. The left hand side, ocular end, body panel is well marked with impressed serial number, “300882”, the power, “7 x 50”, and the manufacturers name, “E Leitz Wetzlar”. The right hand side, ocular end, body panel is marked with an eagle over swastika, “M” and “18875 N”. There is a neck strap included. B) Kriegsmarine 6 x 30, power, binoculars with Bakelite fittings and an ordnance tan painted finish. The binoculars have molded Bakelite eye sockets which are fully intact and the focus adjustment still functions. The optics are clear. The left hand side, ocular end, body panel is well marked with the impressed designation, “6 x 30”, a serial number, “2082680” and manufacturers name “Karl Zeiss Jens. The right hand side, ocular end, body panel is marked with an eagle over swastika, M with the designation “Nr830”. Comes with the original neck strap and lens cover. Binoculars are housed in a standard issue, kidney shaped, brown leather case with spring loaded pull tab and shoulder strap. The case shows moderate scuffing and staining. C) Pair of 7 x 50 binoculars maker marked “US Navy, BU. Ships” and “Mark30 MOD O 290131 1944 Spencer Lens Company”. The lens bodies retains all of their original, coarse, rough textured black finish. Nice clean optics with functioning adjustments. Housed in their original black plastic case marked “Spencer Buffalo U.S.A.”. CONDITION: All are in excellent condition unless otherwise noted. From the Ray Bentley collection. 600 - 900 422 - BINOCULARS PRESENTED BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT TO AN AMERICAN FOR SEA RESCUE IN 1872. 5” x 6” x 2 - 1/2”. Measuring 5-1/4” overall with textured brass construction binocular bodies. Optics are clear, functioning adjustments. Left hand side ocular end well marked with impressed makers name, “Negretti Zambra Opticians London”. Right hand side ocular end marked “ Holborne Viaduct 39 Cornhill & 122 Regent Street”. Mounted on the sun shields at the objectives lenses are two German silver plaques, engraved on the first “ Presented By The/ Government of Canada/ To Mr William Wilkinson/ Carpenter of the Ship Saranac/ Of Philadelphia United States Of America.” The second is engraved “In Acknowledgment of his/ exertions at the rescue of the/ Crew of the Ship Annie M. Cann/ of/ Yarmouth Nova Scotia/ on 3rd March 1872”. CONDITION: Excellent showing very little wear. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 500 - 700

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423 - LEATHER CLAD TELESCOPE BY ROSS OF LONDON. Large three draw telescope with sun shade. Mark in front of eye piece “ROSS,/ LONDON./ NO 309./ 1804” and marked with a broad arrow denoting possible government ownership. Features include a sliding sun shade and pivoting eye hole cover. The telescope is wrapped with stitched light brown leather in in entirety and complete with a carrying strap and leather end caps on each side. CONDITION: Excellent condition with clear optics. Leather is excellent and shows little use, with some stitching slightly loose and a few minor storage marks and light scuffs. 500 - 1,000 424 - GENERAL HENRY “HAP” ARNOLD’S BINOCULARS USED AS A MAJOR. 6 -1/4” x 5 -1/2”. General Henry “Hap” Arnold’s Binoculars Used As A Major Pair binoculars 4-1/2” by 4-1/2” brown metal with brown leather covered body, maker marked “Loreau-Tiegne Fab Paris” with retailer “John Wanamaker Phila”, engraved on the body “H.H. Arnold”. Housed in a brown leather case embossed in gold letters on the bottom “Maj H.H. Arnold 9th Inf Signal Corps”. CONDITION: Very good condition save for the front lens cap which was glued. Case is missing closure buckle and shows general wear. From the Ray Bentley collection. Very good 400 - 600

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425 - U.S. STARLIGHT/NIGHT VISION SCOPE AN/TVS-2. U.S. military crew-served Starlight scope. This was meant for use on the M2 .50 cal machine gun or the 106mm recoiless rifle. Nomenclature plate reads: “U.S. ARMY/ NIGHT VISION SIGHT/ SUBASSY. MX-7794B/ TVS-2B/ N.S.N. 5855-00-409-0915/ SERIAL NO. 1910/ DATE: 9303”. Scope is in its original hard carrying case, and looks to be complete. Scope measures 27” by 7” with a 6” objective lens. CONDITION: Has not been checked for functionality. 400 - 600 426 - U.S. ARMY AN/PVS-2B NIGHT VISION SIGHT. Carrying Case: 9 - 1/4” x 20 - 1/2”. Offered is a Gen-1 AN/PVS-2B Vietnam era Starlight weapons scope. Nomenclature plate reads: “U.S. ARMY/ NIGHT VISION SIGHT/ AN/PVS-2B/ SC-D-645710-2/ SERIAL NO. S7117001/ OVERHAULED AT S.A.A.D./ DATE 9313”. Comes with hard carrying case. Scope measures 17-1/2” by 8” outside of case. CONDITION: We are unable to check scope operations without proper batteries. 200 - 400

427 - U.S. NAVY WWII SPYGLASS. This is a 1940 dated U.S. Navy BUSHIPS, (Bureau of Ships) World War II, Quartermaster, Mark I, 16 power “Spyglass,” Serial No. 3447, manufactured by Kollmorgen Optical Corp. with original mahogany case. These telescopes were used on warships to detect enemy fire and ID vessels. This spyglass is waterproof and has outstanding clear optics that focus by twisting the eyepiece. The body of the spyglass is metal and wrapped with a thin leatherette coating. Measures 31” long with a 3” objective lens. 200 - 400

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428 - 19TH CENTURY COPY OF A MID 16TH CENTURY GERMAN FLUTED â&#x20AC;&#x153;MAXIMILIANâ&#x20AC;? STYLE HALF ARMOR. This most attractive of all undecorated armors was likely from the atelier of the famous master armor dealer, Ernst Schmidt. The finely formed, fluted helm with bellows type visor with rectangular breath and eye slots has a roped cone, neck lames of three pieces. The skull is heavy and appears to be hammered from a single piece of steel. Pointed chin and beautifully roped edges. The fluted globose breastplate with rope boarder and fine fluting of good weight, fluted back plate en suite. Pauldrons of six lames, finely fluted almains collar of four lames. Fluted tassets of four lames. Movable skirt of three lames. Fluted cannons and fluted mitten gauntlets complete this most attractive armor. CONDITION: Good with expected wear and patination. The neck lame of the helmet struck with a Nuremberg mark. 25,000 - 35,000

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429 - FINE & VERY ATTRACTIVE FULL SUIT OF GERMAN ARMOR COMPOSED OF 16TH AND SOME 19TH CENTURY ELEMENTS ON STAND. One of the most attractive full suits of armor to be offered in a number of years. The helmet of this suit displays great age and is of extremely well formed hammered steel. Likely 16th century with complex visor, well cut breaths and roped border. Skull with roped comb of two piece construction displaying great age and marks from the hammer. Lovely helmet sits atop a 16th century almain collar of four lames, roped at top, en suite with breastplate. Winged pauldrons of exceptionally fine quality with roped borders and scalloped attachment. Cannons en suite with the pauldrons. Finely formed escot breastplate with roped border and articulated lance rest. The backplate en suite with two lames. The tassets are roped en suit of six lames. Mitten gauntlets with thumb pieces and roped borders appear to be original of the period. The cuisses are roped en suite. Sabatons of six lames. Cops well articulated en suite with pauldrons. CONDITION: The entire armor of exceptionally fine form and excellent quality throughout. One of the most attractive armors to be offered for sale in many years. 20,000 - 30,000

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LOT - 430 430 - LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY GERMAN BLACK & WHITE ARMOR. All elements appear to be of the period and in good condition. The Burgonet helmet of two pieces of typical Nuremberg style embossed brim and elaborate cast brass rivets, single neck lame and two original ear flaps. Skull shows good delamination. Heavy breast plate of peascod form with movable gussets decorated with rope boarders, en suite with breastplate. Breastplate is struck at the top with Nuremberg stamp. The back plate with a Nuremberg Fleur De Lis, roped on sides and top. The Almain collar of three pieces, the front deeply struck with armorerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mark. The short pauldrons of 5 lames, not roped. The long tassets of 11 lames, en suite with the pauldrons and collar. CONDITION: Good for an armor of this period. The black paint has been renewed and there has been some re-leathering on tassets and other parts. A very attractive black and white suite, comprehensive late 16th and early 17th century with a very fine Nuremberg breastplate. 6,000 - 12,000

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431 - VERY RARE PAIR OF CUIRASSIER BOOTS FROM THE SECOND HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY. The heavy boots of thick leather are complete with their heavy 17th century rowel spurs and fitments. The soles of very heavy leather appear to be original to boots. The boots are 22-1/2” high. Lateral loops for fastening boots to saddle are intact on right boot. Both boots with their original spurs. These are rare cut-proof and impact-proof boots worn by European Cuirassiers in battle and are particularly appropriate to exhibit with a black and white or other type of later half armor. Included in the lot are a pair of iron stirrups that appear to be of the period. CONDITION: Overall very good for a pair of these scarce boots with expected losses similar to boot pictured in Stone’s Glossary as figure 394, page 312, described as German 16-17th century, then in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Likely the only pair of these boots to have been sold in the United States in the past fifty years. A rare opportunity to acquire a true arms and armor rarity. 3,000 - 5,000 432 - COMPOSITE ENGLISH PIKEMAN’S ARMOR PARTIALLY MID-17TH CENTURY. This attractive pikeman’s armor comprising breast plate, back plate and solid tassets all main collar and pikeman’s pot hamlet. The breast plate and one tasset are period; the other elements are of later date. Stamped with the maker’s signature “R.M.” CONDITION: Very Good. An attractive Cromwellian period pikeman’s armor perfect for display. 2,000 - 4,000 433 - EARLY EUROPEAN CASED HORSE BIT ARMOR. This horse armor is probably German or English. A note that accompanies it is signed “H.I. Gilchrist”. The note states that this piece is make of iron and bronze and is of the period. Bits of this type were made more for fashion and use in war-like games than for war. It states that this bit was in the John L. Severance collection and was gathered in Europe by Frank Gair Mocomber shortly after the turn of the 18th century. This is one of the only few examples in the United States that is not found in a major museum. This fine example is one that was not donated to the Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, Ohio. In all, there are 598 pieces that were given to the museum from the Severance Foundation. CONDITION: This horse bit from hand forged iron and bronze is in very good condition and retains a heavy brown patina and bronze retains a dark unpolished patina. Also included is the Cleveland Museum of Art’s handbook of the Severance Collection of arms and armor. A very similar example is shown in illustration 29 on page 49, showing another horse bit dating from the 16th century; the style and construction are nearly identical. 2,000 - 4,000 162

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LOT - 436 434 - RARE LATE 16TH CENTURY ETCHED PAULDRON FOR THE RIGHT SHOULDER OF 6 LAMES. All elements of 16th and 17th century armor are rare and desirable. This pauldron for the right shoulder is etched with floral and likely Pisan. Well articulated with roped comb, this pauldron was once part of an elegant and important suit. CONDITION: Fine, for an element of armor for this periods. Etching is light but visible on all lames. Interior shows the hammer marks of the maker, and very old buff re-leathering, probably mid 19th century, and piece retains a fragmentary 19th century paper label, probably a museum or collection number. 600 - 1,200 435 - EARLY COPY OF THE CLASSIC MEDIEVAL CHASTITY BELT. The chastity belt is controversial and few, if any, are believed to be from the Medieval period; however, many were made in the 19th century. This example of hand hammered steel is elaborately pierced with a heart, fearsome teeth to guard a lady’s chastity and with numerous holes for attaching cloth in order to render it wearable. CONDITION: Displays an aged and corroded surface denoting antiquity. A most interesting ancillary piece for the collector of Medieval or Renaissance armor. 500 - 1,000 436 - LOT OF 2: 19TH CENTURY INDIAN LEATHER SHIELD TOGETHER WITH LATE EUROPEAN KNIGHTLY GORGET. Lot contains: (A) Indian shield of 16-1/2” diameter with seven bosses, four of which are gilded, two of which are chiseled steel. CONDITION: Shield retains its original leather straps and traces of period painted decoration, it shows its age with wear and patination. (B) The gorget of Germanic style is etched with scrolling foliage on a blackened ground with roped borders and brass rivets. CONDITION: The gorget is in good condition with crisp etching and an attractive look. 200 - 300

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437 - (A) DUTCH VOC 6 POUND BRONZE CANNON Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie is the Dutch East India Company. This cannon bears the VOC company crest on its breech in raise relief. The tube is 52” long, with a 3-1/2” bore. The patination is mostly verdegris and the date of manufacture is uncertain, however, we believe it is of modern manufacture. Nonetheless, it is a massive and extremely attractive 6 pounder bronze cannon that would be perfect for yard decoration and arms and armor aficionado’s home. 3,000 - 6,000 438 - HEAVY ANTIQUE BRONZE BREECH LOADING SIGNAL CANNON CIRCA 1900 MEASURING 24-1/2”. Length: 24” Weighs 43 lbs 4 oz with a 1-1/4” bore. This antique canon was never made to fire a ball or projectile. The muzzle with a pronounced lip and the tube itself has baffles within to either deaden or increase the sound. The hinged breech is stamped “Strong September 4-8”. Has lanyard type firing pin, well turned trunnions measuring 8-1/2” across. CONDITION: Overall good with nice patination. Breech refuses to open but all told this is a most attractive cannon and would look great on your yacht. 1,500 - 3,000

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439 - FIRING IRON SHIP’S CANNON WITH CARRIAGE. 23” L x 10” H. The tapered iron tube is cast with relief rings and measures about 19” including the cascabel. Features a tapered muzzle and 1-3/16” bore. The tube retains a copper colored paint. Mounted on a heavy machine made steel carriage with wheels and an adjustable post for elevation. Complete with wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Very good showing some wear to paint. A very nice firing cannon. 1,000 - 1,500 440 - COPY OF A GEORGE III BRONZE MORTAR. This fine copy has a 17” tube with a 3-1/2” bore. Finely case with George III cipher, and date of 1761. Quality is very fine with few of the usual casting flaws. Bore is quite smooth and detail of decoration and maker’s name is excellent. One a wooden sledge, this is a most attractive mortar and will assume a lovely patina if left outside. CONDITION: Excellent. 1,000 - 2,000

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441 - LOT OF 2: IRON SIGNAL CANNONS. (A) 24” L x 10 - 1/2” W x 13 - 1/4” H (B) 12” L x 7 - 1/4” W x 6 - 1/4” H Lot contains: (A) Signal cannon with a tapered iron tube measuring about 16” with a 1-1/8” diameter bore. Complete with later Naval carriage on wheels. CONDITION: Good. Tube retains a pitted surface with dark patina. Carriage has a few minor chips. (B) Small iron signal cannon measures about 12” overall with a 9-1/2” iron tube with a .63 caliber bore. It is complete with a wooden carriage with steel wheels. CONDITION: Very good. Tube has been painted black and shows some casting flaws. Paint shows a few scattered marks. Carriage with some minor chipping and marks from use. The is a nice lot of two attractive signal cannons. 1,000 - 2,000

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442 - MALAYSIAN BRONZE LANTAKA. A Malaysian lantaka with 1-1/2” bore and 45” tube, dolphin lifting handle, characteristic flower muzzle with cascabell and bronze pintle on stand. An attractive piece for the cannon collector, or one’s living room. CONDITION: Excellent. 500 - 1,000

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443 - GOOD EARLY BRONZE CANNON MODEL, PROBABLY EARLY 18TH CENTURY. A most attractive period cannon model of a Saker, 11-1/2” long with a .45 caliber bore. The breech cast and chased with a crest featuring a helmet and two reserves, one erased. Molded ringed muzzle and well defined trunnions. Cascabelle turned. CONDITION: Cannon has a deep, even age, most attractive patina. 500 - 1,000 444 - MINIATURE FIRING BRONZE CANNON WITH CARRIAGE & ACCESSORIES. 27” L x 14” W x 10” H. The bronze tube measures 13-1/4” and has several relief rings. The smoothbore barrel measures approximately .72 caliber. Left side of the breech is marked with English proof marks and “BLACK POWDER”. The top of the muzzle is notched and behind the touch hole there is a small post sight. There is an adjustable elevation wheel mounted to the cascabel. The wooden carriage features brass mounts and chains. Cannon is complete with its original ramrod, cleaning rod, and ball display stand with ten brass cannonballs, as well as a small wooden water bucket. CONDITION: Very good. Showing a mellow patina on all bronze components. One wheel retaining pin is replaced. 500 - 800


LOT - 445 445 - GOOD NAPOLEONIC ENGLISH 4 POUNDER IRON CARRONADE. 54” x 24” x 25”. 47” tube with raised relief crown and number two molded muzzle, ringed caster bell, and 2-1/2” bore on authentic recreation oak and iron mounted carriage. CONDITION: Overall very good for an iron cannon of this period with only light pitting throughout and fine dark patination, the bore is lightly pitted, touch hole is intact, in far better condition than most Napoleonic iron cannons. 3,000 - 5,000

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446 - LOT OF 14: WW I & WW II GERMAN MILITARY ITEMS. Largest Frame : 15 -1/2” x 9”. Lot contains: A) Luftwaffe Leather LKpW101 Flight Helmet, includes throat microphone and avionics cord - plug cut off. CONDITION: Very good. B) Army Africa Corps Felt Pith Helmet, dated 1942. CONDITION: Helmet shows moderate wear. C) P.08 Holster dated 1941 with sharp Waffenampt markings. CONDITION: Very good condition. D) P.08 Holster dated 1911 with clear interior maker stamps. CONDITION: One belt loop is partially detached, lower corner on the magazine pouch is worn through. E) P-38 Holster CONDITION: Moderate wear. F) Navy Cap with ribbon reading “Hindenburg”. CONDITION: Leather sweatband and black cotton interior present, lettering on the ribbon shows wear. G) Two Reichs Cockades. CONDITION: unused condition. H) Bronze Grade Close Combat Clasp by A.G.Muk. CONDITION: Excellent condition. I) Unmarked Pilot Observer Badge. CONDITION: The gold wreath is painted. J) Observer Badge Case. CONDITION: Minor wear. K) Imperial German Porcelain Pipe Bowl featuring a Prussian General’s portrait. CONDITION: Very good. L) Imperial Austrian Pipe, the porcelain pipe bowl features artillery motifs. Overall length of pipe and stem is 20”. CONDITION: Very good with wear to the upper stem. M) Framed Photograph and Autograph of Adolf Galland. The autograph reads “To Ken/ Adolf Galland”. CONDITION: There is some overall fading. From the Ray Bentley collection. Very Good 1,200 - 1,500

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447 - THIRD REICH DEUTSCHE JUNGVOLK TRUMPET & BANNER This lot contains a fairly uncommon Third Reich Deutsche Jungvolk Trumpet with Banner. The Deutsche Jungvolk, abbreviated as “DJ”, Banner and Trumpet are in, overall, near mint condition. The brass trumpet shows a very even, uncleaned patina from age and is in excellent to near mint condition. All of the originally brazed fittings show no signs of previous tampering so appear to be totally untouched. With the exception of one very small ding in the trumpets primary tube, the rest of the trumpet shows no signs of current or previous dents. The trumpets mouthpiece is also included. The “DJ” Banner is in near mint condition. The black cotton twill backing has a large white cloth “Sig Rune” attached to the center by means of a machine applied zig-zag stitch pattern. Only a very light yellow hue has developed over the white from age, and one side has a very small area of freckling. The edge of the banner is lined with a twisted bullion fringe which is still securely attached. The banner is tied to the trumpet and appears to have remained this way for a very long time. 1,000 - 1,300

448 - LOT OF 23: VARIOUS THIRD REICH INSIGNIAS. Lot contains various Third Reich Insignias. (A) The matched set of “sew-in” Kreigsmarine Ordnance Feldwebel Boards and Custom Officials Boards are in excellent condition. The Kreigsmarine Boards show only some minor moth nips to the reverse. (B) The Aluminum Police Shako Eagle is in excellent condition, retains all of it prongs, and is maker marked on the reverse. (C) The “Assmann, 1937, DRGM” marked NSDAP buckle is in near mint condition. (D) The steel Hitler Youth Buckle is marked “RZM, M4/24” and is in very good condition with all finish lost to time. (E) The Three Piece Construction NSDAP Armband is in near mint condition. (F) The Two Piece Hitler Youth Armband is still unsewn, and rates in near mint condition. (G) Eleven pieces of various German Military Medals, Stickpins, and Insignia are in conditions ranging from excellent to near mint. (H) The Luftwaffe Dagger Hangers and RAD Hanger Clip are in very good condition, with only minor fraying to areas of the Luftwaffe hanger strips. (I) The Adolf Hitler miniature figurine is in excellent condition. The figurines right arm swivels to the upright outstretched saluting position. The bottom of the figurine is marked “LINEOL, Germany”. 300 - 600

LOT - 449 449 - LOT OF 4: GERMAN WWII HEER OFFICER VISOR, MESS KIT, Y-STRAPS, AND GAS MASK WITH CAN. Lot contains: (A) Heer Officer Visor, (B) Wehrmacht Mess Kit, (C) Set of Combat Y-Straps, and (D) Wehrmacht Gas Mask with Can. (A) Infantry officer visor cap in overall excellent condition. Visor is known as a “double Erel”, with markings to that maker on both the liner under the sweat shield, and the sweat band. Liner markings include “Offizer Kleiderklasse”, while other markings are faint. Field-gray tricot wool is near mint, with a 1” area of staining on the rear rim. White wool piping and dark green wool band are also near mint. Originally applied aluminum eagle and wreath are near mint as well, and the cockade center is a separate piece with a red wool center. Liner has its sweat shield and those are very good, as well as the untouched gay leather sweat band. There is a two inch separation of the wool on the rim on the left side. (B) Unissued aluminum mess kit marked “HRE43” in near mint condition, retaining more than 95% of its original field-gray painted finish. (C) Leather Y-Straps in overall excellent plus condition. Combat suspenders exhibit only very light storage wear, with all gray painted fittings present. Very faint “RBNr” is present on the inside of the right strap. The inside of the left strap has a “RZM SS M/4 1943” stamping, which is known to be a fake marking postwar applied to original unworn Y-straps. (D) Wehrmacht gas mask with can in overall near mint condition. Can retains more than 95% of its original field gray paint, with its original carrying straps. Can is dated 1942, and includes its clear lens stored inside the lid. Mask is a size “2” fabric early style with a 1939 dated filter, which has its original cardboard protective cover on the end of the filter. 800 - 1,200

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450 - LOT OF 12: THIRD REICH BADGES & MEMORABILIA. Largest : 11” x 11”. Lot contains: A) Luftwaffe Ground Assault badge, unmarked zinc, displaying most of its original finish on its face. B) Kriegsmarine U-Boat badge, unmarked zinc, showing traces of gilt finish on its face. C) Shooting Association stick pin. D) Hitler/ Mussolini stick pin. E) Cased shooting medal, front with silver/ gilt finish, reverse engraved “Konig 1936” and marked 835. Case measures 3-3/8” by 3-5/8”. F) Three Luftwaffe utensils, the handles display silver touch marks and the engraved letters “LGK XI”. G) Small single-sided NSDAP banner measuring 16” by 28”. H) Kriegsmarine “Torpedo- und Nachrichtenschule” cap tally. I) Six German commercial shipping line/ ocean liner cap tallies, some showing damage. J) Reproduction Kriegsmarine U-Boat badge, reverse marked “Deschler & Sohn”. CONDITION: All in excellent condition unless otherwise noted. From the Ray Bentley collection. Very good 800 - 1,200 LOT - 450

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451 - WWII GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE CASED SEXTANT. Case : 13” x 12 -1/2”. Manufactured in white metal, and finished in black. It is of a lattice frame design with the main arm activated by a pinch grip and fine movements with a screw micrometer device. The arm is clearly stamped with the Kriegsmarine “Eagle/Swastika/M”, followed by its Kriegsmarine number “11163”. The arc is graduated -5 to 130 and is stamped with its manufacturing number “26852” at one end. There is an index mirror with four hinged shades and a horizon mirror with three hinged shades. All mirrors are 100% perfect with no discoloration. Standing on three legs with a Bakelite handle to the reverse, stamped with manufacturers logo “IPS”. Complete with a single telescope, individual eye focus, perfect stippled black finish. Housed in its original, fitted, dovetailed wooden case, measuring 12-3/4” by 12-3/4” by 7”. It has a hinged lid, metal catches, metal carrying handle and metal plate marked Eagle/Swastika/”M 11163”. In the lid is a Certificate of Validation dated January 6, 1945 and the case retains the original brush, tool and lens cover. CONDITION: Instrument is in excellent condition. This case is in excellent condition, with no damage, and only minor scuffs to the exterior. From the Ray Bentley collection. (Excellent). 800 - 1,200 452 - LOT OF GERMAN WWII ITEMS: AMMO CAN WITH AMMO, MG34 SLING, MP40 SLING, FLAG, & WOODEN CRATE. Lot contains miscellaneous German World War II items in various conditions. (A) 1940 dated aluminum German ammunition can in very good condition. The locking lever has been slightly bent. Inside the can is a long belt of approximately 250 rounds of pre-war, nickle-plated ammunition, and a short belt of approximately 30 rounds of 8mm Egyptian Blanks with wooden tips. (B) An 80” by 135” Kreigsflagge made by “LOH”. The flag has a few holes near the top and a small hole on the side. The flag is in excellent condition throughout with minimal soiling. (C) MG-34 Sling in excellent condition. (D) Three equipment straps in excellent condition. (D) MP-40 Leather Sling in excellent condition. (E) German World War II wooden ammo crate in very good condition. 700 - 1,100 453 - GERMAN WWII ALPACCA PITCHER MOUNTED WITH FIELD MARSHAL INSIGNIA. 7” x 8 -1/2”. Pitcher measures 7-1/8” high and 3-7/8” wide at the base. Side displays an applied German Field Marshal insignia with a 3” wingspan, crossed batons and swastika. Bottom marked with an “A” within a circle and “ALPACCA”. CONDITION: Excellent condition with no dents or wear. From the Ray Bentley collection. 600 - 800

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454 - LOT OF 13: THIRD REICH ASSORTED ITEMS. Lot contains an assortment of badges, paperwork, and two edged weapons. (A) The Luftwaffe 1st Model Dagger with unmarked nickel plated blade is in very good condition with deep runner marks down the center of the blade. The nickel cross guard and pommel shows signs of oxidation and patina throughout. The leather grip has a chip near the top, has scattered marks throughout, and is missing its original wire wrapping. The leather wrapped scabbard rates very good. The fittings have scattered marks throughout with some freckling and even patina. The leather is nearly void of its fine blue pebbled finish and has a few holes. The aluminum chain appears to have been added or altered. (B) The German Dress Bayonet is in overall very good condition. The blade is nickel plated with light freckling near the ricasso and scattered light marks throughout. The hilt and grips are in very good condition with some lifting to the plating in areas. The black painted scabbard retains approximately 70% of its paint rating it as very good. (C) The assortment of badges includes an Iron Cross First Class in excellent condition with some minor paint loss to the core; a Steel Black Wound Badge in very good condition; a Luftwaffe Radio Operator Badge by “JMME” in excellent condition; an Early J2 Nickle Luftwaffe Flak Badge by Juncker in excellent condition but missing it catch; a Bronze Driver Proficiency Badge is near mint condition; a Zinc Party Badge by “M1/101” in very good condition with some paint loss; a Schlacht Geschwader Unit Pin missing its pin; and a Ribbon Bar in excellent condition. (D) Miscellaneous Paperwork to include a set of “Mail Home” Papers with two bayonets and a Luger with Serial Number “9518” listed on it; as well as an Arbeitsbuch (Work Book) in excellent condition. (E) Paper Fan Knife also is included in the lot. The blade shows a straight temper line and some freckling throughout. The wooden sheath is in excellent condition with two small cracks near the scabbard throat. 600 - 1,000 455 - LOT OF 4: GERMAN PHOTO BOOKS WITH VARIOUS INSIGNIA & PAPERWORK. Lot contains: (A) Adolf Hitler photo book, (B) German 1940 worldview photo book, (C) 13 Third Reich pins and badges, and (D) Three paper documents. (A) 1935 dated 132-page “photos from the life of Adolf Hitler” book in excellent condition. Book contains approximately 150 photos which are glued into the book detailing Hitler’s life up to 1935, with its binding intact. (B) 1940 dated 50-page “Greater Germany in World Affairs” book with approximately 200 large photos, which are glued into the book and detail Germany’s involvement in current world affairs. Many are regarding military events up to the end of 1940. Excellent condition with binding intact. (C) Silver Panzer assault badge, SS dog tag, two Hitler Youth pins, veteran’s organization cap badge, buckle, Red Cross pin, and six tinnies. (D) Two Russian documents dated 1916, and U.S. World War II war ration book. 450 - 700

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LOT - 457 456 - LOT OF 5: REPRODUCTION WWII GERMAN FIELD MARSHAL BATONS. Largest Case: 5” x 25” x 4 - 3/4”. Field Marshal batons with upper rings named to: Grossadmiral Donitz, Generalfeldmarschall Milch, Generalfeldmarschall Rommel and Generalfeldmarschall Kesselring. The Kesselring baton is apart and needs to be reassembled. Three are contained in cases. Included in the lot is a 11-1/4” high, bronze-finish composition hand grasping the upper end of a baton. CONDITION: All in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 400 - 600 457 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN WWII PANZER HEADSET WITH THROAT MICS AND CASED PAIR OF BINOCULARS. Lot contains: (A) Panzer Headphones, (B) Panzer Throat Microphone, and (C) German Commercial Binoculars in Bakelite Case. (A) The condition of the Panzer headphones is excellent. The cloth covered wiring seems to be intact and without any major fraying. The rubber ear pieces show age and are hardening slightly. The leather wrapping on the frame is intact with some scattered light marks. The bakelite connector is without damage. (B) The Panzer throat microphones are in very good condition. The metal frame of the mics are leather wrapped and in excellent condition. The microphones are molded out of bakelite and appear to be intact. The cloth covered wiring is in excellent condition and shows no major fraying. The bakelite molded transmitter and plug seem to be without damage. (C) The commercial binoculars are housed in a military “dienstglas” bakelite case. The binoculars are made out of brass and painted black. Some paint loss can be observed on the exterior of the binoculars. The binocular optics are clear. The bakelite case is missing a leather belt strap, but the shoulder strap is present. 450 - 600

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458 - LOT OF 4: GERMAN SWORD HANDLE CANDLE HOLDERS. Lot consists of: (A) Luftwaffe Dagger Candle Holder, (B) Matched set of two Lion Head Candle Holders, (C) German NCO Sword Candle Holder. (A) The Luftwaffe Dagger Candle Holder is, overall, in very good condition. The original grip has been changed out with a Kreigsmarine style grip. The base shows freckling throughout. There is wax remnants in areas from use. (B) The overall condition of the two Lion Head Sword Candle Holders is excellent. Both bases shows light freckling throughout. The white trylon grips have discolored slightly over the years. The gilded, brass hilt and hand guards show an even patina to them. Some wax drips are present in areas from use. (C) The German NCO Sword Candle Holder is in overall very good condition. The base has even freckling throughout. The grip wire has become loose in areas. The silvered brass hilt and hand-guard shows an even patina of light freckling. Some wax remnants remain from use. 300 - 450

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459 - LOT OF 12: BRITISH ARMY TRUMPET BANNERS & PENNANTS. LOT - 459 Lot contains: A) Royal Army Ordnance Corps Trumpet Banner, velvet with gold bullion embroidery and gold fringe, sleeved at the top. Measures 20” by 23” including fringe. Some wear and losses to the fringe. B) Trumpet Banner of the Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment, velvet with gold bullion embroidery. Measures 26-1/2” by 18-3/4” including fringe, reverse with a label from Toye, Kenning & Spencer Ltd, London. C) The Gloucestershire Regiment Trumpet Banner, wool with silver and gold embroidery, gold fringe. Measures 20” by 21-1/2” including the fringe, reverse with a label from Rose, Morris London. D) Royal Artillery Light Anti Aircraft Trumpet Banner, velvet with silk embroidery. Measures 19-1/2” by 17-1/2”. E) State Trumpet Banner, silk with gold / silver bullion and thread embroidery. Measures 16” by 20” including the gold fringe. F) Coldstream Guards Banner, wool with silver LOT - 460 bullion embroidery. Measures 24” by 25-1/2”. Exhibits some wear to the insignia, reverse silk backing is partially detached. G) Framed Grenadier Guards Banner, velvet with gold embroidery. Measures 17” by 19”. H) Framed Royal Berkshire Regiment Crest, silk embroidery on cotton. Measures 11” by 13-1/2”. I) Framed Welsh Regiment Crest, gold bullion embroidered on wool. Measures 9” by 12”. J) British Flag With Applied Royal Hampshire Regiment Crest. Measures 18” by 25”. K) Framed First Colonel’s Color, the Scots Guards, silk embroidery on silk. Measures 19” by 21”. Silk body shows some wear. L) Spanish Banner, silk with gold bullion embroidery. Measures 9-1/2” by 9-1/2” including fringe. CONDITION: Excellent unless otherwise noted. From the Ray Bentley collection. 2,000 - 3,000 460 - 17TH/18TH CENTURY CONTINENTAL WINDLESS SEIGE BOW. This massive crossbow with wooden stock and heavy steel mounts, about 15 pounds and 43” in length not including the windless. Unusually fine quality throughout and much earlier than most of these bows. The steel trigger guard is of good quality with reeding and fluting. The robust steel bow retains what appears to be its original twisted linen cord. The heavy straps holding the bow are decorated. The nut is held in with two pierced steel plaques. The channel is of white stag horn. The original windlass is complete with turned wood handles. Steel stirrup for drawing. Mechanism appears to need adjustment. CONDITION: Very good. A 4” sliver is missing from the left side of the wood stock. Steel patinated with only very minor corrosion and much old dried oil. Windlass and wheel are good with minor pitting. Handles are chipped. Nut is replaced with wood, should be bone. One bone inlay behind nut appears to be replaced. Horn on channel appears to be original, as does the bowstring. A very impressive and much earlier than is unusual to find example of this important type of crossbow. 2,000 - 4,000

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LOT - 467 LOT - 466 461 - LOT OF 3: BRITISH REGIMENTAL DRUMS. Largest: 15”D x 20”H. Lot contains: (A) 13th London Regiment, Princess Louise’s Kensington Regt, 14-1/2” tall, 14-1/2” diameter, brass body stamped “Henry Potter/ 30 Charing Cross/ London”. (B) Royal Engineers, Essex Group A. A S/L Companies, 14-1/4” tall, 14-1/2” diameter, brass body stamped “Premier British Made”. (C) Royal Air Force, 13-1/3” tall, 14-3/4” diameter, brass body stamped “A.F. Mathews & Co/ Makers/ London/ 1937”. Has had legs added to the lower hoop, bottom head is missing. CONDITION: All very good, and display minor scuffs and wear. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 1,200 - 1,600 462 - TRENCH ART WWI BRITISH VICKORS MACHINE GUN INK WELL. Largest Box : 3” x 3”. Detailed model of a Model 1915 .303 British Vickors machine gun mounted with ammunition box and water can. Measuring 6-1/2” high, the gun is 9” long, brass construction mounted on a wood base. The ammunition box lid is hinged, gun pivots and elevation screw operates. A Machine Gun Corps button is mounted on the lid of the ammunition can. CONDITION: Excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,000 463 - LOT OF 6: VICTORIAN BRITISH ARMY BELT BUCKLES. Largest : 4 -1/4” x 2 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) Cheshire Rifle Volunteers, 5th Battalion, silvered finish. B) Royal Irish Fusiliers, in bronze gilt with silver center. C) The Worcestershire Regiment, bronze gilt with silver center. D) The Duke Of Cambridge’s Own, in bronze gilt with silver center. E) Royal Lancaster Regiment 1st Volunteer Battalion, silvered finish. F) General Service, bronze gilt with silver center. CONDITION: All buckles are two-piece and in very good or better condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

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464 - LOT OF 5: VICTORIAN BRITISH ARMY BELT BUCKLES Largest : 4” x 2 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) The Border Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center and red enamel cross. B) Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regiment) bronze gilt with silver center. C) XXX Regiment, silvered bronze with wear to the silver finish. D) Buckle with “A” center, bronze gilt with silver letter. E) The Royal Fusiliers, silvered metal. CONDITION: All are two-piece buckles in very good or better condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. (Very Good - Excellent). 800 - 1,200 465 - LOT OF 5: VICTORIAN BRITISH ARMY BELT BUCKLES Each : 3 -1/2” x 2”. Lot contains: A) The Prince Albert’s Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center. B) York and Lancaster Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center. C) Honorable Artillery Company, in bronze gilt with silver center. D) West Yorkshire Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center. E) The Norfolk Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center. CONDITION: All are two-piece buckles in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200 466 - LOT OF 5: VICTORIAN BRITISH ARMY BELT BUCKLES. Each : 4” x 2”. Lot contains: A) Cambridgeshire Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center. B) The Royal Warwickshire, in bronze gilt with silver center. C) The Liverpool Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center. D) Royal Marine Artillery, in bronze gilt with silver center. E) Hartford Militia, silvered metal. CONDITION: All are two-piece buckles in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200 467 - LOT OF 5: VICTORIAN BRITISH ARMY BELT BUCKLES. Largest : 4” x 2”. Lot contains: A) Buckinghamshire Rifle Regiment, bronze gilt. B) The Queens Own Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center. C) Royal Marines. D) The East Lancashire Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center. E) 97th - The Earl of Ulster’s Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center. CONDITION: All are two-piece buckles in very good or better condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,000

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468 - LOT OF 5: VICTORIAN BRITISH ARMY BELT BUCKLES. Largest : 4” x 2”. Lot contains: A) City Of Norwich Rifle Volunteers, silvered finish. B) The Devonshire Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center. C) Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense rectangular belt buckle, bronze gilt. D) South Lancashire (Prince Of Wales Volunteers) Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center. E) East Norfolk Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center. CONDITION: All buckles are in very good or better condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. (Very Good - Excellent). 800 - 1,200

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469 - LOT OF 5: MILITARY DRUM MAJOR BATONS. Largest : 65” x 5”. Lot contains: A) British Army baton/mace head measuring 8-1/4” high, brass with silver overlay. A ribbon on its side reads “Royal West Kent/ The Queens Own Regiment”, missing the regimental crest beneath. Opposite side displays the crest of George V, crown finial with silver ribbons listing battle honors. B) British Royal Marines baton/mace measuring 65” overall with a 12-1/2” silver plated top representing the globe surmounted with a nickel plated crown/lion finial. Top displays “ER/ Anchor” cypher, over the motto “Gibraltar Per Mare Per Terram”. Upper ring maker marked “Potts London”, and the chains crossing the wood shaft are missing a connecting ring. C) British Bengal Infantry baton/mace measuring 60-1/2” overall with a 7” top missing its finial. Silver plated head engraved “Bengal Infantry” above a ribbon on which is engraved “Bhurtpore Afghanistan 79,80”. Wood shaft crossed with faded red wool cords. D) French baton/mace measuring 66” overall with an 11-1/2” brass top encircled with crowns and eagles, spread wing eagle finial. Wood shaft with crossed brass chains. E) Generic baton measuring 38” overall with chrome plated fittings and wood shaft. CONDITION: All are in very good condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200 LOT - 470

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470 - BRITISH STERLING SILVER LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT BUGLE DATED 1933. Each : 10 -1/2” x 7 -1/2”. British bugle measuring 11” overall, engraved on the bell with regimental crest and “The Drums 1st Bn The Lincolnshire Regiment Hong Kong May 1933”. Maker stamped “G. Potter & Co Aldershot”. Each component displays a number of touch marks. CONDITION: The regimental crest is a bit worn but the bugle shows no dents or damage. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200 471 - LOT OF 4: BRITISH REGIMENTAL DRUMS. Each: 15”D x 15”H. Lot contains: (A) 6th Bn The East Surrey Regiment, 14-1/2” tall , 14-3/4” diameter, brass body stamped “Henry Potter & Co/ Makers/ 3838 West St/ Charing Road/ London”. (B) Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, 14” tall, 14-3/4” diameter, brass body with metal tag from “George Potter & Co/ Aldershot/ England”. (C) 2nd Life Guard, 14-1/4” tall, 14-3/4” diameter, brass body marked “Dallas”. Missing its snares and snare tighteners. (D) 1st Bn The Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment, 12-1/2” tall, 14-1/4” diameter, nickel plated body marked “Premier” and tag reading “George Potter & Co/ Aldsershot/ England”. CONDITION: Unless noted, all drums are in very good to excellent condition displaying some scattered scuffs and minor dents. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200 472 - LOT OF 3: BRITISH REGIMENTAL DRUMS. Largest: 15 - 1/2”D x 15 - 1/4”H. Lot contains: (A) 1st Bn Scots Guards, 14” tall, 14-1/2” diameter, brass body with tag that reads “George Potter & Co/ Aldershot/ England”. (B) The Gloucestershire Regt, 14-1/2” tall, 14-3/4” diameter, brass body stamped “Henry Potter/ Makers/ 3838 West St/ Charing Cross/ London/ 1932”. (C) 1st Bn, The Parachute Regiment, 14-1/4” tall, 14-1/2” diameter, unmarked brass body. CONDITION: All are in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200

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473 - LOT OF 3: BRITISH REGIMENTAL DRUMS. Largest: 15 - 1/2”D x 15 - 1/4”H. Lot contains: (A) 6th Queen Elizabeth’s Own Gurkha Rifles, 14-3/4” tall, 14-1/2” diameter, brass body with tag that reads “George Potter & Co/ Aldershot/ England”. (B) British Coat Of Arms, 14” tall, 14-3/4” diameter, unmarked brass body. Top head is torn. (C) Brigade Of Guards, 14” tall, 14-1/2” diameter, unmarked brass body. CONDITION: Unless noted, all are in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200

475 - LOT OF 9: BRITISH WWI LEATHER ACCOUTREMENTS. Largest : 33” x 16 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) P03 five pocket artillery bandolier. B) 1914 Pattern belt with snake buckle, attached ammunition pouch and Ross rife bayonet. C) Ross rifle bayonet scabbard with “US” markings. Pouch with sword frog attached. D) Officer’s Sam Brown belt, complete with cross strap. E) Officer’s Sam Brown belt with attached cross strap and holster. F) Three holsters, one with swivel hanger. CONDITION: All leather is supple and in very good condition showing minor service wear and no damage. From the Ray Bentley collection. 500 - 800

474 - LOT OF 2: VICTORIAN PAINTED PHOTOGRAPH OF BRITISH CAPTAIN CECIL SHEPHERD & GLASS PHOTOGRAPH OF 16TH LANCER OFFICER. 15 - 1/2” x 13 - 1/2”. Lot contains: A) Oil painted photograph of Captain Cecil Shepherd, work size 6” by 8” (sight) within an ornate gold-leaf frame which measures 11-1/4” by 13-1/2” which itself is within a rosewood frame measuring 13-1/2” by 15-1/2”. The outer frame is velvet backed and displays a paper label identifying the subject as “Captain Cecil J. Shepherd” and the studio as “Messrs. Maull & Co 187A, Piccadilly, W. London”. B) Colored photograph on milk glass plate which measures 6-1/2” by 8-1/2” of a mounted 16th Lancer officer. Old note on the reverse identifies the subject as “Colonel Napeleon Bisder Major, assistant surgeon to the 16th Lancers”. Mounted in worn velvet frame. CONDITION: Both are in excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. 500 - 700

476 - GERMAN PRESENTATION FIRE AXE DATED 1926. 17” x 7”. This Fireman’s Dress Ax, although unmarked, was produced by the Carl Eickhorn firm and measures 17” overall with a 7” blade. Nickle plated fittings throughout. The head is deeply engraved on both sides, the obverse face features a fireman wielding a hose, axes, buckets and oak leaves. The reverse engraved with helmets, axes, ladders and oak leaves. The black painted handle features a presentation plaque on which is engraved “Dem Oberfuhrer Herrn C. Bickmeyer z. 50 Stiftungsfest 1926 gew. Freiw Feuerwehr Elze”. CONDITION: Very good. From the Ray Bentley collection. (Very Good). 800 - 1,200

477 - GERMAN PRE-WWI REGIMENTAL STEIN MARKED TO THE BADEN FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT. This ceramic stein measures about 11-1/2” tall including finial on lid. The ceramic base is marked to the 76th Regiment of Artillery, 2nd Battery of the 5th Baden Field Artillery Regiment. Also marked “FREIBURG i. B. 1906=08.” It depicts several scenes of artillery units in action. The pewter lid features a seated artillery soldier finial and an Imperial eagle on the opener. CONDITION: Good. One minor 1/2” oval shaped crack near rim and a couple minor pinpoint size losses to paint. Lid is slightly bent and attachment to handle is slightly loose. A very attractive and authentic regimental stein. 250 - 450

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LOT - 478 478 - EXQUISITE SILVER MODEL OF THE BRAZILIAN BATTLESHIP MINAS GERAES. 49-1/2” L x 19-1/2” W x 24” H Garrard & Company of London produced this finely and exceptionally detailed dreadnought waterline diorama model in 1908. Notice the markings at the waterline at the port bow. Depicted secured to a harbor mooring buoy, there are many striking, precision elements to discover as you study the intricate craftsmanship involved. Carefully examine the exceptionally fine wire and component details in the single central mast, rigging, bridge, cranes and other superstructure, multiple batteries and armaments, coal/oil funnels (stacks), deck elements right down to the searchlights, railings, and turnbuckles; lifeboats, anchor assemblies, and gangways. Six twin turrets house two 10” guns each, with two turrets fore and aft, and two amidships facing opposite directions. Notice the preponderance of 4.7” guns, 22 in all in fine detail; along with a number of 3-pound and 1-pound naval guns. The model holds a total of 12 lifeboats, four of which are steam boats and two are on davits on the stern. There are four gangways all on davits, two forward and two aft, port and starboard. The anchor and chains set details are exquisite, three sets forward and two sets aft. The model depicts the torpedo netting in closed or stowed position on both the port and starboard sides. Listed in the Official Catalogue of the Royal United Service Museum, Whitehall, S.W. Fourth Edition, 1914, item number 6381. http://www.archive.org/details/officialcatalogu00royaiala. The battleship itself has a rich history in terms of technical and geo-political significance. Ordered by the Brazilian Navy in 1906, built by the Armstrong Whitworth Company of England and completed in 1910; the ship was the most powerful armed warship of its time. It almost immediately became involved in a mutinous revolt, triggered a regional naval arms race, and was denied service in World War I by the British Navy. After the ship underwent a significant modernization in 1921, it was involved in quelling a Brazilian political and military rebellion in 1922. After further modernization, it served in Brazilian port defense during World War II, and was decommissioned in 1952. A comprehensive history of the battleship itself is available at the following website as of August, 2018: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_battleship_Minas_ Geraes#Second_World_War_and_later_career A compilation of photographs chronicling the life of the Minas Geraes are available at the following website as of August, 2018: https://commons.wikimedia.org/ wiki/Category:Minas_Geraes_(ship,_1910). The model is 33-12” in length and 12” in height, composed of 105 toz of numerous silver pieces. The presentation plaque once inset in the base is missing. There is no indication of any significant restoration, with only light wire sagging and minimal aging due to its lifelong case protection. Lacquered finish. The model is housed in a bespoke curved wooden framed glass case, stern glass panel professionally repaired. A radiused and raised silver plaque affixed to the wooden pedestal at the ship’s aft denotes the manufacturer: GARRARD & COMPY, Goldsmith to the Crown. HAYMARKET, LONDON. The Minas Geraes model is an exceptional opportunity to own a stunning piece of history and technical warfare innovation that ushered in the dreadnought class battleship at the turn of the last century. From the Ray Bentley collection. This is not a standard shippable item and will require an oversized/ breakable quote provided by Morphy Auctions. 15,000 - 25,000

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LOT - 481 479 - CASED PRESENTATION ROSEWOOD AND IVORY POLICE BATON WITH SOLID GOLD PRESENTATION INSCRIBED PLAQUE. Box : 29” x 7” . Baton measuring 22” in overall length, chiefly made of rosewood construction with a 4” long ivory tip carved and a classical female profile and rococo elements. A 7-1/4” ivory section forming the grip and pommel carved with a flying eagle surrounded by leaves, rope borders and leaf carved pommel. The grip section is ribbed top and bottom with a braided white cord knuckle guard ending in a pair of tassels. On the main body is a 1-1/4” tall golden shield, with zig-zag borders, inscribed “PRESENTED TO/SERGEANT/Ernest K. Bingham/by the members of/ /the 76th Precinct./ NEW YORK POLICE/ July 9th 1901.” Baton is housed in its original case which measures 29” long, 7” wide and 3-1/2” high of paper-covered wood construction. The top with a worn inscription with indecipherable name and “Lieutenant of Police / New York City”. Blue silk lined interior contains a black leather belt with rectangular gilt brass belt buckle featuring the crest of the City of New York, black leather baton holder, nickle plated “Police” hat badge, nickel plated “Roundsman/61” hat badge and two 1-1/4” ivory buttons carved with the initials “EKB”. Interior with printed silk makers label which reads “S.A. French/108 West 28 St N.Y”. CONDITION: Baton in fine condition, exhibiting no wear and with excellent silk tassels. Exterior of the case shows wear to the paper covering. Interior of the case and accessories are in excellent condition showing no wear. From the Ray Bentley collection. 3,500 - 4,500

480 - PRESENTATION ROSEWOOD AND IVORY POLICE BATON WITH SOLID GOLD PRESENTATION INSCRIBED PLAQUE. 23 -1/2” x 3 -1/4”. Measuring 23-1/2” in overall length, the baton is chiefly of rosewood construction, with a 4” long ivory tip carved with rococo elements and oak leaves, and a 9” ivory section forming the grip and pommel carved with acanthus leaves, rococo elements and surmounted with a spreadwing eagle. The grip section with a braided white cord knuckle guard ending in a pair of tassels. On the main body is a 1” tall golden shield, with zig-zag borders, inscribed “PRESENTED TO/Captain L.D. Baldwin/BY THE/MEMBERS OF HIS/ COMMAND/26th PRECT BROOKLYN/JANy 8th 1901.” CONDITION: Mostly fine condition with a few very small edge cracks and with wear to the tassels. From the Ray Bentley collection. 3,500 - 4,500 481 - PRESENTATION ROSEWOOD AND IVORY POLICE BATON WITH SOLID GOLD PRESENTATION INSCRIBED PLAQUE. 22 -1/4” x 1”. Measuring 22-1/2” in overall length, the baton is chiefly of rosewood construction, with a 4” long ivory tip carved with a spread wing eagle within a wreath, a 3-1/4” oval ivory section in the grip carved with a shield within a wreath surrounded by leaves, and a 1-1/2” ivory ball pommel carved with leaves. The grip section is ribbed top and bottom, with a braided white cord knuckle guard ending in a pair of tassels. On the main body is a 1-1/4” tall golden shield, with zig-zag borders, inscribed “PRESENTED TO/SERGEANT/ William J. McCarthy/by the members of the 1st section/of the 35th Precinct./ NEW YORK POLICE/July 8th 1901.” CONDITION: In fine condition with wear to the tassels only. From the Ray Bentley collection. 3,000 - 4,000

482 - LOT OF 5: MGM BUGLE, MODEL CANNONS, AND CARTE DE VISITE PHOTOGRAPHS. Lot contains: a MGM bugle, two model cannons, and two CdV photographs. One cannon is bronze, the other is a model of a Naval 30 lb cannon. CONDITION: Very good. 1,000 - 1,500 LOT - 482

483 - CANADIAN 1907 PRESENTATION STERLING SILVER FACED OFFICERS NOTE BOOK. 12” x 9 -1/4”. Note book measuring 9” by 12” with silver cover exhibiting the crest of The Prince Of Wales Leinster Regiment in raised relief, under which is engraved “Presented To The Officers. 2nd Leinster Regt. By Capt. J. C. Colquhoun On Retirement On 5th March 1907”. The cover displays silversmith’s touchmarks on the lower left, book contains a number of used ink blotters. Included is a portrait photograph of Capt. Colquhoun, signed by him on the lower right of the backing, measuring 5-3/4” by 8”. CONDITION: Leather back cover and spine in very good condition with wear to the lower spine. From the Ray Bentley collection. Very Good 800 - 1,200

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484 - LOT OF 61: SOVIET BADGES, SOVIET FLAGS, AND SOVIET DAGGERS. Lot contains (A) Soviet badges, (B) Soviet flags, and (C) Soviet daggers. (A) 49 assorted “Cold War” Soviet pins, badges and medals in excellent condition. (B) 10 assorted “Cold War” Soviet flags in excellent condition. (C) A Soviet Army Officer’s dagger dated 1985 in overall very good to excellent condition. Maker’s mark and emblem are present, as well as the serial number “164215”. Lot also contains a Soviet Navy Officer’s dagger dated 1958 in overall excellent to near mint condition. Maker’s mark and serial number “A03323”. 600 - 1,000 LOT - 484

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485 - LOT OF 2: BASHFORD DEAN CLASSIC REFERENCE BOOKS, “EUROPEAN DAGGERS 1300-1800” & “COURT SWORDS AND HUNT SWORDS” TWO VOLUMES. One quarter bound in leather with gilt stamped titles, this classic work on swords and daggers by Bashford Dean features many great treasures of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and remains a classic reference on these two most important aspects of arms and armor. A must for any library. CONDITION: Good condition throughout. 500 - 1,000 486 - LOT OF 24: STATE & MILITIA WAIST BELT & CARTRIDGE BOX PLATES. Largest : 3 -1/4” x 2 -1/4”. Lot contains: A) Six brass waist belt plates with German silver letters mounted on their faces. B) Three SNY waist belt plates. C) MASS waist belt plate. D) Small sized NJ lead filled cartridge box plate. E) CNG thin brass cartridge box plate. F) Brass snake buckle. G) Four waist belt plate with numbers on their faces. H) Brass plate with letters “IBF” on its face. I) Two NG cartridge box plates. J) Three cast lion head buckles. K) U.S. Naval Academy buckle, nickle plated. CONDITION: All are very good to excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. 400 - 600

487 - LOT OF MISCELLANEOUS PAPERWORK & ALLIED EFFECTS. Lot contains numerous German identity/pay books, U.S. and German framed newspapers, Soviet items, photos, framed U-Boat drawing, and other miscellaneous items.All are in very good to excellent condition. Lot includes a WWII Wehrpass, World War I Soldbuch, RAD pass, German prayer book, English-French technical terms dictionary, and a safe conduct pass. Lot also includes five framed and five loose U.S. and German World War II newspapers, framed U-Boat drawing, framed signed USMC Pacific Theater pilot, East German belt, Soviet Navy cap, Soviet patch, Soviet flask, and a reproduction German World War I Iron Cross paperweight. 300 - 500

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488 - USS ARIZONA LIFE RING RECOVERED AFTER PEARL HARBOR ATTACK. One of the most iconic military and maritime relics to come to the private market in years, this is a U.S. Navy regulation life ring from BB-39, the USS Arizona. Aside from the RMS Titanic and Noah’s Ark, this is arguably the most famous ship in world history. Her sinking was the single largest loss of life for the U.S. Navy up to that point in time, and the most servicemen deaths in one day since the American Civil War. Shortly before 08:00 local time on 7 December 1941, Japanese naval aircraft from six aircraft carriers struck the Pacific Fleet as it lay in port at Pearl Harbor, and wrought devastation on the warships and installations defending Hawaii. On board the Arizona, the ship’s air raid alarm went off at 07:55, and the ship went to general quarters immediately. Shortly after 08:00, 10 Nakajima B5N “Kate” torpedo bombers, five each from the carriers Kaga and Hiryu attacked Arizona. All of the aircraft were carrying 16”, armor-piercing shells modified into 1,757lb. bombs. Flying at an estimated altitude of 9,800 ft., Kaga’s aircraft bombed Arizona from amidships to stern. Soon after, Hiryu’s bombers hit the bow area. The aircraft scored four hits and three near misses on and around Arizona. The near miss off the port bow is thought to have caused observers to believe that the ship had been torpedoed, although no torpedo damage has been found. The sternmost bomb ricocheted off the face of Turret IV and penetrated the deck to detonate in the captain’s pantry, causing a small fire. The next forward most hit was near the port edge of the ship, abreast the mainmast, probably detonating in the area of the anti-torpedo bulkhead. The next bomb struck near the port rear 5-inch AA gun.The last bomb hit at 08:06 in the vicinity of Turret II, likely penetrating the armored deck near the ammunition magazines located in the forward section of the ship. While not enough of the ship is intact to judge the exact location, its effects are indisputable: LOT - 488 about seven seconds after the hit, the forward magazines detonated in a cataclysmic explosion, mostly venting through the sides of the ship and destroying much of the interior structure of the forward part of the ship. This caused the forward turrets and conning tower to collapse downward some 25–30 feet, and the foremast and funnel to collapse forward, effectively tearing the ship in half. The explosion touched off fierce fires that burned for two days. The bombs and subsequent explosion killed 1,177 of the 1,512 crewmen on board at the time, approximately half of the lives lost during the attack overall. The remains of the ship are now a national shrine and part of the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument. No artifacts or relics are allowed to be taken off the ship, and anything that exists on the private market came off of the ship prior to, on the day of the attack, or shortly thereafter. Even the smallest relics are highly sought after, and to be able to purchase such a stunning visual relic such as this one is a rare opportunity indeed. This ring is stenciled in a 1940 regulation style with the ship’s name “USS ARIZONA”, and it’s naval designation of “BB-39” or Battleship-39. This was likely a newly acquired buoy from the final overhaul and retrofit that the Arizona underwent in the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, from October 1940 to January 1941. There are only a few other rings in historical institutions from the Arizona, and the only life ring at the Pearl Harbor museum was from one of Arizona’s 50 foot motor launches that was at the boat boom and not damaged during the attack. There is no doubt that nearly all of these rings never had the chance to be used and went down with the ship or were burned. This ring is canvas covered cork and is 100% original in every manner. Under magnification, the whitewashed finish shows appropriate patina and age as does the black painted lettering. It is not a re-paint of another ship’s ring, it has always been lettered for the USS Arizona only. The ring retains it’s original nautical hemp rope hangers, and the reinforcing bands are also original and correct. The ring shows multiple areas that are consistent with being stained by fuel oil that was leaking out of the bunkers on the ships that were hit by aerial torpedoes on Battleship Row. These stains only add to the aesthetically moving and very emotional history attached to this relic. Thousands of photos of the USS Arizona in numerous archival holdings were examined by our experts while researching this life ring. Numerous stencil patterns were noted from 1917-1941. This is not one of the earlier styles, and corresponds to photos of rings from sister battleships taken in 1940-1941. The ring was the former property of Chief Petty Officer Allan Randle Moyers, who obtained it from a sailor who was part of the rescue operation on Dec 7th. Moyers himself was not present during the attack, but received the ring as a gift at a later date. Oral history that Moyer passed to his son was that the ring was used as a flotation device for a sailor that was rescued while clinging to it the morning of the attack. Included in the auction is a notarized letter of the story as passed from the Moyers family to the consignor. A former curator at the USS Arizona memorial examined the photos of the ring and confirmed the style, size, and stenciling as one of the larger size rings that would have been on the battleship herself and not one of the motor launches. He had no doubts as to the authenticity of the ring and desired it for donation or purchase, but at that time the ring was not available. A current historian at the Valor in the Pacific Museum has examined the images and also concurs with the previous curator’s assessment. CONDITION: Very Good with original period paint. All pieces present with strong lettering and good paint adhesion overall. One bottom canvas reinforcing band is coming loose but still halfway attached. 20,000 - 25,000

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LOT - 489 489 - RARE GROUP OF EXCAVATED CARTRIDGES & ARTIFACTS FROM GREAT SIOUX WAR OF 1876 BATTLE SITES Offered is an extremely rare grouping of 56 relics all collected from famous battlefields of the Great Sioux War in 1876. Included are items from the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Battle of the Rosebud, Battle of the Butte (Wolf Mountain), and the Prairie Dog Creek Fight. All of these items were collected on private land with the owner’s permission. Some of the sites where these items were found have been purchased by various organizations, and no relics can be recovered again. This further drives the rarity and collectability of these items. This is a lifetime collection that would be impossible to assemble today. Lot is comprised of the following: A) Three Battle of the Butte (aka Battle of Wolf Mountain) .45-70 fired casings with collecting location and direction of fire. B) Three .44 Henry rimfire casings fired by Cheyenne warriors just north of the Tongue River. C) Two unfired .45-70 Springfield cartridges fired from Royall’s position at Rosebud Battlefield. D) Four fired .45-70 Springfield casings from multiple Royall positions. E) One fired .50 cal Martin primed casing recovered at Andrew’s Point. F) Two fired .44 Henry casings recovered at Andrew’s Point G) One .44 Henry slug recovered from Royall Ridge H) One .45-70 Springfield slug recovered from a Col Royall retreat position. I) Cavalry soldier’s pocket knife from Reno retreat route with Reno Battlefield Museum certificate. J) Indian iron bracelet from Sitting Bull’s Hunkpapa Camp area with Reno Battlefield Museum certificate. K) Indian iron arrowhead found in 1992 near the Garryowen Loop of the Little Bighorn River. This arrowhead was used at the Reno Valley Fight area at the beginning stages of the Custer Battle. L) Iron tent stake found in the Reno retreat area. M) Two fired .45-70 Springfield casings found south of Reno/Benteen Hill (Hilltop Fight). N) Fired .56/50 Spencer casing found on Reno/Benteen hill. O) .45-70 bullet found on hill just west of Reno’s first position in the Valley Fight. P) Regulation eagle uniform cuff button found near Sitting Bull’s village area. Most likely stripped from a soldier’s uniform collected by Indians after the battle. Q) Extremely rare leather Indian belt found in Sitting Bull’s village site in 1999. Profusely covered in brass tacks, belt comes with a Reno Battlefield Museum certificate. This belt was likely worn with a large knife sheath when it was in use. Most likely discarded due to battle damage and the necessity to pack the village and leave quickly. It may have even been taken off of a fallen warrior, as the Indians took their dead off the battlefield that day for burial at a later date. These large tacked belts were very much en vogue during the 1860’s - 1870’s time period and one from the Native village site is one of a kind. R) Group of seven items from Reno Valley Fight -Regulation brass eagle uniform blouse button, fired .50 cal bullet, fired .45-70 casing, cavalry harness buckle, dropped (unfired) .45-70 cartridge, and fired .38 cal bullet. S) Four large, hand-forged square head nails. T) Horse and mule shoe from Reno/Benteen site. U) 12 fired .45-70 casings from Reno’s first position, two .50 cal casings and four misc buttons. Rounding out the group is a small (4.5” by 2.5”) catlinite “T bowl” pipe found near Sitting Bull’s village site. Pipe comes with certificate from Reno Battlefield Museum, All items are thoroughly documented from the parties who found them via notarized letters and certificates of authenticity. The rarity of the items from the village site cannot be overstated. Other excavated battlefield relics have surfaced through the years, but virtually none from the village site. A comprehensive and carefully curated collection like this seldom, if ever, come up for sale as one lot. This is a lifetime collection of documented Sioux War and Little Bighorn relics that is worthy of the finest collections. Overall, a wonderful Custer era lot that is deserving of further research. CONDITION: All items are in relic condition unless otherwise noted. 7,000 - 9,000

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LOT - 491 LOT - 490 490 - IDENTIFIED RECTANGULAR C.S.A. BELT BUCKLE. 2 -1/2” x 2’. Sand cast brass with nice dark even patina overall, back has both hooks and tongue. Mounted on an old card with partially legible inked inscription: “(priv)ate C W. Terre-- Co D 42nd Georgia”, the remainder obliterated by old dry paste. Over this inscription a card reading “Belt Buckle worn by Private C.W. Terrell, C.S.A., surrendered at Vicksburg”, had been pasted, now loose. The 42nd Infantry Regiment was mustered in at Camp McDonald, Georgia, in March 1862, with men from Gwinnett, De Kalb, Newton, Walton, Fulton, and Calhoun counties. The regiment moved to Tennessee, then Mississippi where it was attached to General Barton’s Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. Barton’s Brigade fought at Chickasaw Bayou and Champion’s Hill, and on July 4, 1863, was captured at Vicksburg. CONDITION: Very good. From the Ray Bentley collection. 2,000 - 3,000 491 - CONFEDERATE OVAL “EGG SHAPED” CS BUCKLE. 3 -1/2” x 2”. Stamped brass buckle with a deep, even, chocolate brown patina. Reverse retains all three wire hooks. Style issued to the Army of Northern Virginia which uses telegraph wire to form the belt hooks, and has a lead filling to give the plate strength and to attach the wires to the plate. CONDITION: Very good. From the Ray Bentley collection. 2,000 - 3,000

LOT - 493 LOT - 492 492 - GROUP OF ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR FEDERAL ACCOUTERMENTS. Largest : 19 -1/2” x 1 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) Model 1858 smooth faced canteen with blue wool cover with a few small holes only. B) Model 1858 bullseye canteen with blue wool cover and white cotton sling. C) Civil War percussion cap pouch, complete with full wool and vent pick. The inner flap marked with sharp maker’s stamp “R. Nece Philad” and Ordnance Department stamp. Minor crazing and edge wear. D) White buff sling for the Model 1841 Mississippi rifle in unused condition. E) Pair Brigadier General’s dress epaulettes, showing moderate wear to the undersides and each missing their circular regimental designation on the faces. F) Four black bridle leather cavalry sword knots, three measuring 19” overall, one measuring 20” overall. All are supple with minor crazing, one exhibits losses to the leather fringe. G) Receipt dated October 15, 1863 from the U.S. Army clothing depot in New York for 2800 canteens. CONDITION: All in excellent condition unless otherwise noted. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,500 - 2,000 178

493 - STERLING SILVER PLAQUE INVITING THE GAR TO HOLD THEIR 1892 ENCAMPMENT IN WASHINGTON D.C. 20” x 16”. Sterling silver plaque measuring 11” by 15” mounted on an oak panel which measures 15-3/4” by 19-3/4”. The silver plaque is extensively engraved with patriotic motifs, The National Capital, Mt Vernon, Arlington House, soldiers, and the dates 1861-5 and 1892. Reading in raised relief: “Washington/ To The G.A.R. Greeting/ The Citizens of Washington/ cordially invite the Veterans of the Grand/ Army of the Republic to hold their annual en-/ campment for 1892 at the National Capital, assuring them/ of hearty welcome and attractive entertainment in a/ city rich with historic memories of the war./ Through the Commissioners of the District of Columbia/ they tender the freedom of the/city, the/ key of which accompanies this/ invitation.” Also in relief is a list of Civil War battles, a list of Commissioners of the District of Columbia and the Executive Committee members. The Grand Army of the Republic did hold their encampment in Washington D.C. in 1892. CONDITION: The finely detailed silver work is in excellent condition but does show one small scuff. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,200 - 1,600

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494 - LOT OF 20: AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD INSIGNIA. Largest Box : 6 -1/4” x 5 -1/4”. Lot contains: A) Two brass enlisted Hardee hat insignia, one missing its hooks. B) Gold bullion officer’s U.S. cap wreath in excellent condition. C) Gold bullion officer’s Hardee hat insignia in excellent condition. D) Gold bullion 7th Infantry Officer’s hat insignia in excellent condition. E) Circa 1830 copper rectangular militia waist belt plate measuring 2-1/8” by 2-3/4”. F) Six brass shako side plates. G) Six intertwined letters cartridge box insignia. H) Brass shako plate with a stand-of-arms motif. I) Shako plume holder with an eagle insignia on its face. CONDITION: All are very good to excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,200 - 1,500 495 - LOT OF 5: SMALL PATTERN 1839 BELT & CARTRIDGE BOX PLATES. Each : 3” x 1 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) Pattern 1839 small U.S. belt plate with single arrow hook/tongue reverse. Reverse maker marked “J.L. Pittman”. B) Pattern 1839 small U.S. belt plate with three wire hook reverse. C) Pattern 1839 small U.S. belt plate with single arrow hook/tongue reverse. In unissued condition retaining most of its original gilt finish. D) Pattern 1839 small U.S. cartridge box plate retaining both iron loops on the reverse. Reverse marked “Boyd & Sons Boston”. E) Pattern 1839 small SNY cartridge box plate retaining both of its iron loops on the reverse. CONDITION: Excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,200 - 1,500 496 - 11TH MAINE INSCRIBED REGULATION CIVIL WAR ISSUE BUGLE. 15 -1/4” x 6 -1/2”. Measuring 15” overall. Copper construction with brass floating garland at the bell, ferrule midway back, and upper tube. Exhibits one of the key features in identifying these instruments, the lengthwise dovetailed or “zippered” seam. Missing its “pigtail” crook at the mouthpiece. Lightly engraved on the bell and only partially legible: “Lees --, Chickahominy Gap, Bottoms Bridge, White Oak Swamp, Carters Hill, Mathews --, Gloucester --, Yorktown, Waldena F. Peters Co G 11th Maine”. CONDITION: The bugle exhibits a deep undisturbed patina and a moderate amount of small dents. From the Ray Bentley collection. (Good). 1,200 - 1,500

497 - PRE CIVIL WAR MILITIA BRIDLE, REINS, BIT AND MARTINGALE. Largest : 23” x 15”. Brass bit with attached bridle exhibiting dyed yellow facings and leather rosettes mounted with brass plates displaying eagle motifs, brass hard wear throughout. Reins also with yellow facings and brass hardwear. Martingale features a brass heart-shaped eagle plate attached by brass pins and yellow dyed facings. CONDITION: Leather shows wear and losses, but still quite solid, pliable and displayable. One brass plate is detached. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,200 - 1,500

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498 - LOT OF 14: 19TH CENTURY U.S. MILITARY ACCOUTREMENTS. Largest : 39” x 1”. Lot contains: A) Artillery limber pole bumper marked “Allegheny Arsenal 1865”. B) Indian Wars “US” marked tin mess kit. C) Model 1872 Hagner No. 2 50/70 cartridge box. D) Hagner No. 1 50/70 cartridge box. E) Model 1874 Dyer cartridge box: F) Model 1874 belt with brass rectangular “US” buckle. G) Model 1874 Cavalry saber belt with rectangular “US” buckle and with attached Model 1875 pistol cartridge pouch. H) Two Flintlock brush and pick sets, brass with a natural bristle brush and pick, all the wire wrapped sections are present and complete. I) Three Model 1885 cavalry saber straps, brass hooks, two are marked “R.I.A.” J) Two Indian Wars Canteen Straps. CONDITION: All of the leather in this lot is in very good condition, a bit dusty but mostly soft and pliable showing moderate edge wear and no damage. From the Ray Bentley collection. Very Good 1,200 - 1,800

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499 - LOT OF 5: U.S. ARMY INDIAN WARS CARBINE BOOTS & WEBBING BANDOLIERS. Largest : 31” x 3 -1/4”. Lot contains: A) Blue Web 45/70 100 Round Bandolier. B) Tan Web 45/70 100 Round Bandolier. Belt retains 100 45/70 rounds with “UMC SH 45/70” head stamp. C) U.S. Model 1884 Cavalry Leather Carbine Boot, marked “Rock Island Arsenal”, showing minor crazing on the straps only. D) U.S. Model 1884 Cavalry Leather Carbine Boot, marked “Rock Island Arsenal”, showing minor crazing on the straps only. E) U.S. Model 1887 Cavalry Leather Carbine Boot, marked “Rock Island Arsenal”, showing no crazing or wear. CONDITION: All in excellent condition unless otherwise noted. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,200 - 1,800 500 - LOT OF 4: U.S. PATTERN 1839 PLATES, PA RESERVE BRIGADE PLATE & SNY PLATE. Largest : 3 -1/2” x 2”. Lot contains: A) Pattern 1839 U.S. belt plate with arrow hook reverse, displays a deep patina. Accompanying it is a note stating that it was purchased at an antique shop in 1952 for 75¢. B) Medium size pattern 1839 cartridge box plate measuring 3-1/8”, which retains both iron loops on the reverse. C) Pattern 1839 SNY belt plate with puppy paw reverse. D) Pattern 1839 Pennsylvania Reserve Brigade cartridge box plate, both iron hooks on the reverse exhibit repairs. CONDITION: All are in very good condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200 501 - LOT OF 5: 4 CIVIL WAR PATTERN 1839 US BELT PLATES & MODEL 1859 CAVALRY USA BRIDLE ROSETTES. Largest : 3 -1/2” x 2”. Lot contains: A) Pattern 1839 belt plate, reverse with arrow hooks. Retains much of its original gilt finish. B) Pattern 1839 belt plate with arrow hooks. Unissued condition retaining much of its original gilt finish but does show handling marks. C) Pattern 1839 belt plate, reverse with puppy paws, weak W.H. Smith makers stamp. D) Pattern 1839 box plate, retains both reverse hooks. Back marked “W.H. Smith Brooklyn”. E) Pair Model 1859 cavalry bridle rosettes with intertwined “USA”, lead filled reverses. CONDITION: All in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

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502 - LOT OF 4: CIVIL WAR US PATTERN 1839 BELT PLATES. Each : 3 - 1/2” x 2”. Lot contains: A) Pattern 1839 belt plate, reverse with arrow hooks. B) Pattern 1839 belt plate reverse with arrow hooks, unissued condition retaining much of its original gilt finish, but does show handling marks. C) Pattern 1839 belt plate, reverse with puppy paw reverse, retains much of its original gilt finish. D) Pattern 1839 belt plate, puppy paw reverse. Back is marked “E. Gaylord”. CONDITION: All in very good to excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 504 503 - LOT OF 5: CIVIL WAR MODEL 1851 BELT PLATES. Largest : 4” x 2 -1/4”. Lot contains: A) NCO plate with three piece German silver wreath, keeper is numbered, plate is not numbered. B) NCO plate with three piece German silver wreath, tongue removed, reverse with two crudely added loops. C) NCO plate with one-piece German silver wreath, non-matching numbered keeper. D) Officer’s plate with thin tongue, matching unnumbered keeper. E) Officer’s plate with thin tongue, which has its keeper. CONDITION: All in very good. From the Ray Bentley collection. (Very Good). 800 - 1,200

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504 - LOT OF 5: CIVIL WAR US MODEL 1851 BELT PLATES. Largest : 3 -1/2” x 2 -1/4” . Lot contains: A) NCO plate with three piece German silver wreath, with non-numbers matching keeper. B) NCO plate with one-piece German silver wreath, keeper is numbered, plate is not. C) NCO plate with three-piece German silver wreath, belt loop has been added to the reverse. D) Officer’s plate with thin tongue, ill fitting keeper. E) Officer’s plate with thin tongue which has its keeper. Included are four extra keepers. CONDITION: All in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200 505 - LOT OF 5: CIVIL WAR & POST CIVIL WAR MODEL 1851 BELT PLATES. Largest : 3 -1/2” x 2”. Lot contains: A) NCO plate with three piece German silver wreath, with unnumbered keeper. Reverse is marked “Allegheny Arsenal” and retains most of its original gilt finish. B) NCO plate with one-piece German silver wreath, keeper numbers do not match. C) Officer’s plate with keeper and thin tongue. D) Officer’s plate with keeper and small thin tongue. E) Post-1900 officers dress plate with keeper. Accompanying the lot are four additional brass keepers. CONDITION: All in very good to excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

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506 - 19TH CENTURY NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD SNARE DRUM. 12 -1/4” x 16”. The drum is 12-1/2” high with a 16-5/8” diameter, doubtless being slightly shortened during the period of use, which is not uncommon with the diminutive size of many drummers. Both heads intact, retaining the original rope and the original tighteners, interior with a William Kilbourn Albany New York label. The face painted with the coat of arms of New York and “Regt Co. N.G.S.N.Y”, original red painted hoops. CONDITION: The drum is in as found, untouched condition. Retaining about 90% paint to the coat of arms and about 85% original finish to the drums body. Included are two maple drum sticks in very good condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. Very Good 800 - 1,200 507 - LOT OF 3: US PATTERN 1839 CIRCULAR EAGLE SHOULDER BELT PLATES. Each : 2 -1/2” Dia. Lot contains: Three U.S. 1839 pattern circular eagle shoulder belt plates with three hooks on the reverse to adjust the length of the belt/sling. CONDITION: All are unused and retain most of their original gilt finish. From the Ray Bentley collection. 700 - 900

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508 - LOT OF 9: US 1880’S BELT BUCKLES. Largest : 3 -1/4” x 3”. Lot contains: A) U.S. Model 1880 “Slick Face” buckle with keeper. B) U.S. Model 1880 variant, cast brass, with keeper. C) U.S. Model 1880 variant, die struck brass, with keeper. D) Three standard issue U.S. Model 1880 buckles. E) Two U.S. Model 1881 buckles with Mills patent markings on their tongues, both with keepers. F) Model 1881 style buckle with applied U.S.M.C. insignia, Mills marked tongue. CONDITION: All in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 600 - 900 509 - LOT OF 1870’S US & STATE BELT BUCKLES. Largest : 4” x 2 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) M1874 Buckle with loops for the Palmer Brace System, complete with correct keeper. B) Four M1874 US Buckles, one with keeper. C) Two M1874 NJ Buckles. D) M1874 Ohio Buckle. E) M1874 N.G.P. Buckle. F) 1870’s New York Buckle. G) 1870’s Cast Louisiana Buckle. All are brass with reverse tongues. Also included are five belt adjustment loops and a keeper for the Palmer Brace System buckle. CONDITION: All are in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 600 - 800 510 - LOT OF 16: GAR & SONS OF VETERANS BELT BUCKLES. Largest : 3 -1/2” x 2”. Lot contains: A) Nine various GAR belt buckles, all cast brass. One is nickle plated, four exhibit much of their original gilt and one is missing the tongue. B) Three Sons of Veterans belt buckles, cast brass exhibiting much original gilt finish. C) Two SVR plates, both with lead filled reverses, one is a box plate, one is a belt buckle. D) Gilted, cast brass plate exhibiting the letters “B.G.” on its face. E) Post Civil War gilted brass rectangular C.S.A. plate. Also includes five various keepers. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. 500 - 700

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511 - EXTREMELY RARE CONFEDERATE 5TH GEORGIA VOLUNTEER’S FOOT LOCKERLIKELY THE PROPERTY OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIER J.S. BARRELS- PART OF THE FAMED “CLINCH RIFLES” INFANTRY UNIT Footlocker for a Confederate 5th Georgia Volunteer in very good condition. The top of the locker is roughly hand carved with “Co. A”, “Georgia 5th Vol.”, and the name “J.S. Barrels”. The carvings appear to have been done with a knife and have been painted over with a chalky red. The edges of the footlocker are dovetailed with a few areas that have been repaired with nails. The interior of the trunk is lined with newspapers dating to “July 12, 1862” which are from the “Harpers Weekly”. The front of the trunk is carved with “Macon, GA”. There is also a simple keyhole on the front which is for a locking mechanism fastened inside the locker. It is not known for certain if this footlocker is attributed to the name carved on it, or even the unit, however we believe this locker to be the property of J.S. Barrels who was part of the 5th Georgia Volunteer Infantry. A brief internet search gives great and detailed history of the Clinch Rifles and their service throughout the war. The importance of this unit cannot be understated and this footlocker is certainly near unique. 500 - 1,000 512 - LOT OF 4: REVOLUTIONARY WAR CANNON BALLS WITH PROVENANCE. Lot contains: Four iron cannon balls for a four pounder cannon, each measures about 3” in diameter. They are displayed in a pyramid fashion on a wooden base. All have a visible casting seam. Remnants of an old Union County Historical Society label are attached to the front of the base. Most of the label has significant insect damage. Thankfully, before the damage, the label was re-written and states: “1775-1781 Relics of the Revolutionary War. Four cannon balls, part of the equipment captured by Colonel Ethan Allen at Ft. Ticonderoga. May 10, 1775. These relics were in the collection of C.W. Graham of Haverhill Mass. Francis Bannerman of NYC purchased the entire Graham collection afterwards presented these relics to E.K. Adams of Crawford NJ”. CONDITION: Cannon balls retain a dark, heavy brown patina. 400 - 600

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LOT - 513 513 - LARGE LOT OF AMERICAN 1870-1920’S MILITARY INSIGNIA. Largest : 22” x 22”. Lot contains: A) 14 M1881 helmet eagle plates, a mix of regulation and non regulation examples. B) Two M1894 USMC helmet front plates which are missing reverse attachment wires. C) Three Civil War period shako plates. D) Four 1870’s-1880’s USMC shako plates. E) Circa 1900 USMC belt buckle. F) World War II period U.S. Army and Navy hat insignia. G) Miscellaneous cap and helmet insignia. CONDITION: Most are in very good condition, some missing their reverse attachments. From the Ray Bentley collection. Very good 1,400 - 1,800

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514 - LOT OF 9: WWI & WWII MILITARY OPTICAL & TECHNICAL INSTRUMENTS. Largest Case : 18” x 9 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) British Artillery Optical sight, polished brass body marked “Director No 7 Mark 5/ H.W.L. 461/ O.S. 1815 G.A.”, Housed within its original metal case which contains a few accessories. CONDITION: The leveling tube is broken, optics show a few spots. B) RAF Type P4A brass aircraft compass with a 6-1/2” diameter. CONDITION: Appears to be functioning and in very good condition. C) British Royal Navy Type 06 hand held compass measuring 9” high. Wood handle, brass body marked “Type 06/ AFT/ No10855H/ AM(Crown)”. CONDITION: Appears to be functioning and in very good condition. D) U.S. Army Model 1914 Service Buzzer, telegraph key set contained within its leather case embossed “Service Buzzer/ Signal Corps US Army/ Model 1914”. Inside lid displays instructions and contract tag dated March, 1918. CONDITION: Instrument is in excellent condition, leather case shows moderate service wear. E) World War I U.S. Army Mark 1-A Bomb Sight, brass instrument, measuring 17”, painted green. Housed in its original wood case containing accessories. Case is stenciled on the cover “Bomb Sight Mark 1A/ Serial No 75 Lot No 10/ Mnfd By/ Edison Phono Wks/ Orange N.J.” CONDITION: Instrument is in excellent condition, case exhibits moderate wear. F) Type G-1 USAAF Air Speed Computer, Lucite disk with an 8” diameter, contained within its original cardboard folder dated May 1 1945. CONDITION: Excellent condition. G) U.S. Navy Mk1 Torpedo Speed Computer, lucite with a 3-1/2” diameter, contained within its original leather pouch. CONDITION: Excellent condition. H) Load Adjuster for the B-17G, 12” slider rule instrument contained with its original leather case. CONDITION: Excellent. I) Bound compilation of photographs entitled “Pictorial Survey of Barrage Balloon Production Facilities”, measures 9” by 11-1/2”, produced by the Goodyear Rubber company during World War II. CONDITION: Very good. From the Ray Bentley collection. Very good 1,200 - 1,600 515 - LOT OF 23: VARIOUS 19TH-20TH CENTURY AMERICAN MILITARY & BAND BELT BUCKLES. Largest Box : 5 -1/2” x 4 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) 1900-1910 U.S. Navy Officer’s darkened bronze two-piece buckle as used on Mill’s belts. B) U.S. Army M1910 Garrison Belt interlocking buckle. C) Three Pre-World War I USMC enlisted buckles. D) World War I period U.S. Navy officer’s two-piece buckle. E) U.S. Diplomatic Corps two-piece buckle with blue enamel center. F) Civil War Navy officer’s interlocking buckle showing 100% gilt finish. G) Seven Late 19th, early 20th century U.S. Army officer’s rectangular eagle buckles. H) Fraternal buckle with Maltese cross motif. I) Nickle plated cross belt plate with applied eagle. J) Thin brass buckle with applied eagle. K) Four various brass band buckles. CONDITION: All are very good to excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 516 516 - LOT OF 2: CANES PRESENTATED TO GOVERNOR GENERAL LEONARD WOOD & HON WILLIAM L. WALLACE. Largest : 34 -1/2” x 4”. Lot contains: A) Cane handle features a gold plated cannon sitting atop a naval capstan, finely scroll engraved and with the inscription “Hon Wm C. Wallace”. Ebony shaft with nice untouched rich patina, 1-1/2” ferrule at the bottom. William Copeland Wallace (1856 –1901) was a U.S. Representative from New York. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he served as assistant United States Attorney for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in 1880–1883. He was appointed judge advocate general on the staff of Governor Morton in 1894. Wallace was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889 - March 3, 1891). B) Presentation cane engraved on the silver top “Presented To Governor General Leonard Wood March 1923 By H. G. Rosul”. The hooked top displays the letters “LW” intertwined in gold on the front and a gold mounted piece of mother-of-pearl at the top. 32” overall with a maple shaft, the silver top is cracked on its underside, through the date of the presentation. Leonard Wood (1860 - 1927) was a United States Army major general, physician, and public official. He received the Medal of Honor for his role in the Apache Wars and became the personal physician to the President. At the outbreak of the Spanish–American War, Wood and Roosevelt organized the Rough Riders. Wood was promoted to the rank of brigadier general during the war and fought in the Battle of San Juan Hill and other engagements. After the war, Wood served as the Military Governor of Cuba and Army Chief of Staff from 1910 - 1914. Wood retired from the army in 1921 and was appointed Governor General of the Philippines later that year. He held that position until his death in 1927. CONDITION: Both are in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

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517 - LARGE LOT OF ASSORTED AMERICAN MILITARY EQUIPMENT. Largest : 19” x 2”. Lot contains: A) M1923 ten pocket ammo belt dated 1943, unused condition. B) BAR Gunner’s Belt dated 1918. C) BAR six pocket magazine belt dated 1942, showing some wear. D) M1912 picket pin and leather case, showing some wear. E) U.S. Curry Comb dated 1918. F) World War I Mills Webbing Pistol Belt with 1918 first aid pouch and 1916 tin, 1917 Mills .45 pouch with two .45 lanyard-loop magazines. G) Two M1936 Webbing Pistol Belts, showing some wear. H) Marble’s Gun Cleaning Kit dated 1918. I) Two Pederson Device Magazine Pouches dated 1918. J) Leather BAR Spare Parts Pouch with partial contends. K) M11 Chemical Mortar Sight in leather pouch. L) M1918 Lensatic Compass in 1918 dated leather pouch, missing tab finial. M) Aluminum M110A1 Bomb Fuze Nose. N) World War I Webbing Belt with two M1910 eagle snap magazine pouches and M1910 eagle snap cover canteen. All show service wear, cover has a BSA name inked on the front. O) Belgian Leather Holster, showing some wear. P) FM 23040 Thompson Submachine Gun Manual dated Dec 31, 1941. Q) Reproduction Thompson Magazine Pouch. CONDITION: All are in excellent condition unless otherwise noted. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,000

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518 - LOT OF 4: AMERICAN ARMY GENERAL OFFICER’S MEMORABILIA. 11” x 5”. Lot contains: A) Four star generals flag measuring 18-1/2” by 28-1/2”, wool with sleeved heading. B) 1950’s “Ridgeway” cap featuring a direct embroidered master parachutist wing and general’s star. String tag notes that it was purchased from the estate of Major General Louis Walsh in 1991. Very good condition showing minor wear. C) World War I garrison cap with three gold bullion stars directly embroidered on the left side. Supple leather sweatband tightly sewn to the body. Cap shows scattered holes and moderate wear. D) Color portrait photograph measuring 7-1/2” by 9-1/2” dedicated from, and signed by General Bernie Rogers. From the Ray Bentley collection. Very good 800 - 1,200

520 - LOT OF 4: ANTIQUE MILITARY PHOTOS. Lot contains: Four antique military photos (A) Panoramic of Utility Branch Q.M.C. Det. Nov 1918 Camp Gordon. 28” by 9”. (B) Panoramic of Co. “A” 28th Infantry Training Bn. Camp Croft, Spartanburg, S.C., 34” by 8.5”. (C) World War I era panoramic of Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg, S.C., 44” by 8”. (D) Framed Span-Am War image of U.S. Army general officer in full dress uniform with sword and medals. 21” by 17”. CONDITION: Fair to very good condition. 200 - 300

519 - PARTIAL MILITARY COMMISION BY THEODORE ROOSEVELT DATED 1903. 28 - 1/4” x 15 - 3/4”. Signature and concluding portion of a vellum military commission signed by President Theodore Roosevelt. Measuring 8-1/2” by 16”, dated November 17, 1903, and countersigned by Secretary of War Elihu Root. The document bears the blue paper War Office seal in the lower left corner, and, in the lower center portion, an elaborate engraved vignette showing flags, a cannon, and other military motifs. In a frame measuring 16” by 28” and mounted with a portrait image of Roosevelt. CONDITION: In excellent condition with a bright signature. From the Ray Bentley collection. Excellent condition 400 - 600

521 - LOT OF 5: ITEMS BELONGING TO GENERAL JOSEPH STILLWELL. Largest : 14” x 11”. Lot contains: A) Lt. General Joseph W. Stilwell’s World War II Four Star General Car Flag. Made of red wool with four embroidered general’s stars, 5-3/4” by 10-1/4”. Accompanying the flag is a notarized letter from Stilwell’s granddaughter stating the flag was passed down to her from her mother Alison Stilwell Cameron. CONDITION: Flag and letter are in excellent condition. B) Stilwell’s 1911 Infantry Drill Regulations, the inner cover displays a printed bookplate with a coat of arms, military motifs and “Joseph Warren Stilwell”. CONDITION: Book shows moderate use. C) Campaign Hat originally purchased from a Navy Relief Fund Auction sometime prior to 1946. This example was made by Stetson and bears the mark of the Fort Bragg Post Exchange on the sweat band. “Stilwell” is written in ink under the brim. A sterling Colonel’s eagle is pinned to the crown of the hat. Stilwell was promoted to full Colonel on August 1, 1935 and was later promoted to Brigadier General in late 1939, so this hat presumably dates from the 1935 to 1939 time period. CONDITION: The sweat band is well-worn, indicating heavy use by Stilwell. The hat is in overall excellent condition, complete with officers’ hat cord. D) 8” by 10” photograph of Stilwell with the Consul of Greece in San Francisco. CONDITION: Very good. E) November 13, 1944 issue of Time magazine with General Stilwell on the cover. CONDITION: Magazine is in poor condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,000 - 1,500

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522 - LOT OF 2: “JOLTIN’ JOSIE THE PACIFIC PIONEER” PAINTED B-15 JACKET AND NAVIGATORS’ CASE. Largest : 22” x 15”. This group is attributed to the pilot of the “Joltin’ Josie”, Major Jack Catton. Major Catton’s aircraft was a B-29 (42-24614) attached to the 873 Bomb Squadron, 498th Bomb Group, 73rd Air Wing. On October 12, 1944, the “Joltin’ Josie” led the vanguard of the 73rd Wing to Saipan in the Marianas. The aircraft is alleged to have been named for Catton’s wife; the “Pacific Pioneer” was added by Brig. General Haywood S. Hansell, Jr. who flew in the commander’s seat on the mission Saipan. The “Joltin’ Josie” took part in many missions over Japan and was eventually shot down with a loss of all its crew (Major Catton was no longer attached to the aircraft). A) The B-15 jacket has been painted with patriotic image of a typical pinup girl of the period dressed in see-through underwear, wearing a coonskin cap and armed with a musket and knife. Fourteen bombs, indicating missions, are painted alongside the central image. The jacket itself is in very good condition with the usual wear to the jersey cuffs and waistband, the zipper is missing the pull, and some light soiling. The nomenclature tag has been removed. B)Leather navigators’ case which has also been painted with the plane’s nose art. CONDITION: Both are in very good condition. Case exhibits moderate edge wear and working zippers. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,000 - 1,500

524 - FRAMED CHESTER NIMITZ SIGNED PHOTO OF THE JAPANESE SURRENDER. 19 - 1/2” x 17 - 1/2” . Framed Photo of Nimitz signing the instrument of Japan’s surrender in 1945. In the lower margin, inscribed and signed: “To Comdr William S. Stuka, USNR ret - with best wishes and warm regards. C. W. Nimitz, Fleet Admiral, US Navy”. 9” by 10-3/4” overall, image 6-1/4” by 8-5/8”, matte black and white. There is also a facsimile signature of Nimitz in the picture. Shown aboard the Battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay, September 2, 1945, signing the instrument of Japanese surrender. Behind the seated Nimitz stand General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, Admiral William F. Halsey, and Rear Admiral Forrest Sherman. CONDITION: In very good condition with slight fading to the inscription. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

523 - BUREAU OF ORDNANCE AMMUNITION DISPLAY BOARD MK. 3, MOD. O. Military bullet board or training aid. “AIRCRAFT SIGNAL CARTRIDGES” Consists of the following: three “SIGNAL, AIRCRAFT, SINGLE STAR” rounds, six “SIGNAL, AIRCRAFT, DOUBLE STAR” rounds, six “SIGNAL, AIRCRAFT, (DOUBLE STAR - TRACER)” rounds and five “AIRCRAFT ENGINE STARTER CARTRIDGES”. CONDITION: Fine original condition with just a few scratches and dings. Would display well in any man cave. Measures 36” x 36”. 800 - 1,200 186

525 - LOT OF 19: US STATE & MILITIA BELT BUCKLES. Largest : 3” x 2 -1/4”. Lot contains: A) Four New York National Guard belt buckles from the 1870’s-1880’s, two retain their keepers. B) CNG oval belt buckle, lead-filled back, arrow hooks. Exhibits a number of small dents. C) Washington Greys B belt buckle, Civil War version with thin tongue on the reverse. D) 47 Within Wreath buckle, a National Guard buckle from the 1870’s. E) 1870’s GHG - Connecticut Militia “Governor’s Horse Guard” belt buckle. F) GLI cast brass buckle retaining all of its original gilt finish. G) Two RSWW belt buckles, one tongue broken off. H) Two-piece eagle buckle, the letters “SJC” above the eagle. I) Rectangular buckle with crossed American and Cuban flags on its face. J) TSMR belt buckle, reverse with one bent tongue only. K) Rectangular sheet brass buckle with the letters “NB” on its face. L) Small oval sheet brass cartridge box plate with embossed eagle. M) Two cast brass BBB buckles. N) Two-piece cast brass interlocking eagle buckle. CONDITION: All are in very good to excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,000

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526 - LOT OF 7: US NAVY ADMIRAL’S FLAGS, PLAQUES & ARMY GENERAL’S LINENCE PLATE. Largest : 49 -1/2” x 36 -1/4”. Lot contains: A) U.S. Navy metal Admiral’s plaque measuring 12-3/4” by 12”, painted blue with four white painted metal stars applied, handle at the top. B) U.S. Navy metal Vice Admiral’s plaque measuring 12-3/4” by 12”, painted blue with four white painted metal stars applied, handle at the top. C) Rear Admiral’s wool flag measuring 22-1/2” by 30”, applied stars, metal grommets. D) Nylon Admiral’s flag with gold fringe, measures 36” by 49” excluding fringe, Philadelphia Quartermaster label sewn in the sleeve. E) Silk Admiral’s flag measuring 35” by 60” excluding the gold fringe. The blue die has run into the white stars. F) Nylon Admiral’s flag measuring 35” by 49” excluding the gold fringe, sewn stars. G) U.S. Army four star General’s licence plate, 6” by 10-1/2” with applied stars. CONDITION: All are in very good to excellent condition with some wear. From the Ray Bentley collection. Very good 800 - 1,200 527 - LOT OF 2: STERLING SILVER EIGHTH AIR FORCE CUPS IN CASES. Each : 6 -1/2” x 4 -1/2”. Each cup measures 4” high and features a gilded American eagle and an enameled 8th Air Force emblem. Each is engraved “Eighth Air Force England 1942-1945”. Bases are impressed with maker’s touch marks and serial numbers “16” and “142”. Contained within their velvet and satin lined leather- covered fitted cases. CONDITION: Both cases exhibit broken snap closure tabs and one shows wear to the outer surface. From the Ray Bentley collection. 600 - 800

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528 - SILVER PLATED US NAVY WARDROOM COFFEE POT FROM THE USS MISSOURI. 9 -1/2” x 10”. Measuring 9-3/4” high, marked on the bottom “Reed & Barton Silver Soldered 3610 USN”, and engraved on its body “USS Missouri” in 3/8” tall letters. A United States Navy Iowa-class battleship, the Missouri was the last battleship commissioned by the United States and is best remembered as the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan which ended World War II. CONDITION: Coffee pot exhibits a number of dents and scratches, ebony handle shows wear to its finish. From the Ray Bentley collection. 600 - 900 529 - 1942 U.S. NAVY CHRISTENING CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE FROM THE U.S.S. CALVERT. Case : 24 -1/4” x 15”. Silk ribbon and flag wrapped bottle mounted on a walnut plaque with carved decorative elements surmounted by a spread wing American eagle sitting atop a draped flag and shield, carved into the plaque and highlighted with gilded letters is: “U.S.S. Calvert”, “Launched May 22 1942/ Mrs. Marguerite G. Fitch/ Sponsor”. The plaque measures 13-1/2” by 23”, displays a deep even finish and is housed in a walnut case measuring 15” by 24-1/2” by 7” high. The USS Calvert was an attack transport which landed troops at French Morocco, Sicily, Gilbert Islands, Marshall Islands, Mariana Islands, the Philippines and was awarded eight battle stars during World War II. CONDITION: Excellent, case shows wear to its finish. From the Ray Bentley collection. 500 - 700

LOT - 530 530 - LOT OF EPHEMERA RELATING TO THE ENOLA GAY. Largest : 12” x 9”. Lot contains: A) Color 8” by 10” photograph of the Enola Gay signed “Paul Tibbets, Pilot to Hiroshima, 6 Aug. 1945”, dated April 5, 2004. B) Black and white 8” by 10” photograph of the Enola Gay signed “Paul Tibbets, Pilot 6 Aug, 1945”, dated Aptil 5, 2004. C) Color 8” by 10” photograph of the Enola Gay with inked description of the bombing and signed “Dutch Van Kirk Navigator -Enola Gay Hiroshima -6 Aug 1945”. D) Original drawing measuring 8-1/2” by 11” executed by and signed “Theodore J. Van Kirk Navigator - Enola Gay 6 Aug 1945”. D) Black and white photograph of and inscribed “Tom Ferebee Bombardier Enola Gay 6 Aug. 1945”. E) Limited edition photograph of the Hiroshima mushroom cloud signed “Tom Ferebee”. F) Copy of the orders to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, signed “Paul Tibbets”. G) USAAF Bombardier School Diploma to Robert Lytton, dated September 13,1944. CONDITION: Excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. 500 - 700

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LOT - 534 LOT - 533 531 - LOT OF MISCELLANEOUS GERMAN & US WWII ITEMS. Lot contains: (A) Unknown Leather Strap with Buckle in near mint condition. (B) U.S. Webbed Sling in excellent condition. (C) U.S. Leather Sling in very good condition. (D) U.S. Cold War Era Rifle Sling in excellent condition. (E) German Water Filled Wrist Compass in excellent condition. (F) Two Grey Woolen Scarfs in near mint condition. (G) Pair of Green Wool Fingerless Hand Mitts in near mint condition. (H) German Leather Tool Pouch in excellent condition. (I) Brown Leather German Sword Hanger in near mint condition. (J) German Dust Goggles in near mint condition. (K) German Dust Goggles, in Pouch, in near mint condition. (L) German Kreigsflagge size 80” by 135” in very good condition. Flag has holes and rips throughout. (M) Complete German Field Phone, with post war battery, in very good condition. (N) Civilian Gas Mask Can and Gas Mask in excellent condition. 500 - 600 532 - ORIGINAL U.S. WWII 1942 “SOMEONE TALKED” PROPAGANDA POSTER BY FREDERICK “FRITZ” SIEBEL. This World War II Someone Talked 1942 propaganda poster was created by artist Fred Siebel. This iconic poster depicts a man drowning while he points at you. This particular poster is notable for being part of a 1942 contest sponsored by Devoe & Reynolds Painting Company to create images that would reinforce the importance of protecting information. Careless discussion of the whereabouts of troops or ships was hazardous to National Security, and many troop ships were being attacked by German U-boats. The contest was judged by notable individuals, such as Eleanor Roosevelt, and this poster won numerous awards. It was placed on display at Radio City, and copies were distributed throughout the country. These posters and others like it were displayed in shipyards, army and navy posts, waterfront bars, restaurants, public buildings and gathering places. Basically, wherever there was danger of spies or saboteurs. CONDITION: This poster shows crisp, bright colors with no fading. It is in its original guise with 1942 fold lines from its original shipping. It has not been linen mounted or restored in any way. Measures: 40” by 28”. 500 - 700

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533 - LOT OF 3: U.S. WWII RECRUITING POSTERS. Lot contains: Three original U.S. World War II recruiting posters comprising: (A) DON’T TRANSFER NOW! 24” by 19.5”. (B) I WANT YOU! Uncle Sam, stamped at bottom “HALL COUNTY COURTHOUSE, GAINESVILLE GEORGIA”. 12-1/2” by 9”. (C) LET’S ALL FIGHT! BUY WAR BONDS, 1942. 14” by 4”. CONDITION: All are in very good to excellent condition. 500 - 1,000 534 - BUREAU OF ORDNANCE AMMUNITION DISPLAY BOARD MK. 2 MOD. 0. Military 40mm bullet board or training aid. Consisting of one cutaway 40mm round and twelve different projectiles that could be loaded in the 40mm round. CONDITION: Fine original condition with just a few scratches and dings. Would display well in any man cave. Measures 36” by 36”. 400 - 800 535 - GENERAL JOSEPH W. STILWELL FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH, GENERAL’S INSIGNIA, AND CALLING CARD. 16 - 1/2” x 14 - 1/4” . Lot contains: Black and white 8” by 10” photograph of Stilwell in uniform framed and matted under glass with a pair of his sterling four-star generals’ shirt insignia, his Colonel’s calling card as military attaché to China, circa 1935-39, a pair of Chinese military insignia, and a calling card with Chinese writing. These very personal items are tastefully arranged and framed in a handsome wood frame to an overall size of 17” by 14”. The group is sold with a letter of provenance from noted collector Ed Whaling, tracing the purchase of the items back to March of 1988. CONDITION: Excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. 400 - 600

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536 - JOHNSON 1941 RIFLE BAYONET WITH SCABARD & SLING. Original World War II USMC 1941 Johnson Rifle Bayonet. Numbered on the side, 54966, this bayonet is in fine to excellent condition retaining virtually all of its original parkerized finish. The leather scabbard is in excellent condition with all original rivets and stitching. It retains a nice dark russet brown color with very minor age and handling marks. The leather is supple but firm at the body. This collector grade bayonet will make an excellent addition to a U.S. or any Military edged weapon collection. Comes with a green web sling. CONDITION: Excellent. 400 - 600 537 - USS MISSOURI WWII BRONZE COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE. 19 - 1/4”D. x 1/2”T. Bronze plaque measuring 19” and reading: “Over This Spot/ On 2 September 1945/ The Instrument/ Of Formal Surrender/ Of Japan To The Allied Powers/ Was Signed/ Thus Bringing To A Close/ The Second World War/ The Ship At That Time/ Was At Anchor/ In Tokyo Bay”. Lettering around the perimeter of the plaque reads, “U.S.S. Missouri/ Latitude 35 (degrees) 21’ 17” North - Longitude 139 (degrees) 45’ 36” East.” From the Ray Bentley Collection. 400 - 600 538 - BUREAU OF ORDNANCE AMUNITION DISPLAY BOARD MK. 1. MOD. 0. Military bullet board or visual training aid. Features include: military ammunition from .22 short to 20mm. Most of the rounds have a cutaway bullet next to it on the board. These were used in military schools to train personnel. CONDITION: Fine original condition with just a few scratches and dings, would display well in any man cave. Measures 36” by 60”. 400 - 800

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LOT - 541 539 - LOT OF 5: WWII WAR BONDS POSTERS, WWI DOCUMENT, & BATTLESHIP PAINTING. Largest: 27 - 3/4” x 22”. Lot contains: (A) World War I document and photo. Document is 1919 dated American Commission to Negotiate Peace, Paris Feb 4, 1919 -and photo named to Oscar Otto with facsimile signature of Woodrow Wilson. Measures 21” by 15”. (B) Original painting of a battleship. Gauche or acrylic painting is an unsigned original on pressed board depicting a U.S. battleship underway. It is executed well in all grey tones and was most likely professionally done for a magazine or book. Painting measures 17” by 14” with mat, with inside dimension of 11” by 8-1/2”. (C) Mixed lot of World War II War Bonds posters. Group contains: The Five Sullivan Brothers Poster 1943 - 28” by 22”; “85 Million Americans Hold War Bonds” 1945 - 27” by 20”; “We Have Just Begun to Fight” 1943 - 28” by 20”; USMC Iwo Jima “7th War Loan All Together” 25-1/2” by 20” and “Power to Make the Victory Grade Assoc. of American Railroads 28” by 20”. CONDITION: Conditions vary with some showing evidence of previous period folding when they were shipped. All show good colors and are frameable. 300 - 500 540 - U.S. MILITARY VEHICLE PIONEER TOOL KIT. 40” x 14”. Complete U.S. issue vehicle Pioneer Kit. Issue Pioneer tool kits are part of the basic set of tools for a military vehicle. Since these vehicles are designed and intended to go where there may be no road and obstacles can be expected, the tools have to be immediately available to clear the path or to dig the vehicle out. Included is an ax, shovel, and mattock. Here’s a hard to find item to round out your Jeep or armored vehicle restoration project. Kit measures 40” by 14” overall. 200 - 400 541 - LOT OF 2: WWII HOME FRONT POSTERS. Lot contains: Original U.S. World War II Home Front posters comprising: (A) THINK OF THEM color poster with a few light scratches in frame missing glass. 42” by 32”. (B) I’LL CARRY MINE TOO, cello wrapped on poster board. 29” by 23”. CONDITION: Overall very good. 200 - 300

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542 - VINTAGE WWII CAST IRON HITLER SKUNK HIROHITO & MUSSOLINI. Original 1940’s cast iron skunk with Hitler as its head, 5” tall and 5” long. Back of the tail reads “MUSSOLINI” and “HIROHITO” with an arrow to his rear. It weighs approximately 2-1/2 pounds and retains 75% of its original paint. CONDITION: Overall very good. 200 - 300 543 - LOT OF 2: WWII U.S. NAVY 3” WOODEN PRACTICE SHELLS. Lot includes two World War II 3” wood practice shells. These were used by sailors to practice gun drills without the danger of handling live ammunition. Marked to base: “3” DUMMY CARTRIDGE 1944 NAVY HMC MK 6 50 CAL.” 100 - 200 LOT - 542

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544 - CASED GROUP OF 7: MINIATURE WEAPONS COLLECTED BY IRVING MOSKOWITZ. These miniature arms were made around 1880 and show great detail. Irving Moskowitz was known to his fellow collectors as Mr. Bouted because of his lifelong interest in collecting the swords and firearms made by Nicholas Noel Bouted. This group of arms was purchased by him from a dealer in Paris. All of the arms have moving parts but do not shoot. This grouping of arms is featured in the book “Miniature Arms” by Merrill Lindsay and they are shown and described on pages 68 and 69. A copy of this book is included. The weapons include a brass mounted French musket with bayonet, four swords with scabbards, one sword without a scabbard, and a French muskatoon. The arms show great attention to detail and are extremely accurate. Complete with an oak display case with glass lid.CONDITION: All are in overall very good. Musket is missing its frizzen and sling is partially detached. One sword missing knucklebow. 800 - 1,200 545 - LOT OF 5: LATE 19TH - EARLY 20TH CENTURY POLICE & FIRE MEMORABILIA. Largest : 11 -1/4” x 11”. Lot contains: A) Grey pressed wool felt helmet with “Police” insignia mounted on the front, silver plated metal fittings. CONDITION: Interior leather sweatband shows moderate wear. B) Black pressed wool felt helmet with “Police” insignia mounted on the front, black metal fittings. CONDITION: Interior leather sweatband is partially detached. C) 19th Century Policeman’s Belt and Buckle. Tooled black leather 1-1/2” wide belt with a two-piece nickel buckle bearing the inscription “Police” within floral borders. The buckle and belt are both unmarked. CONDITION: The leather is a bit dry and crazed, otherwise this example is in very good condition. D) Nickle plated shield measuring 8” by 9-1/4” on which is engraved “Liberty” within a scroll and the number “1”. Mounted on a board, on which is scratched: “ This shield is from the first 4 - horse drawn steamer fire engine in Bergen County Hackensack NJ”. CONDITION: Shows wear to the nickel finish and losses to the black lettering. E) British “Bobby” helmet, the sweatband marked “Made in England.” CONDITION: Excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. Very good 600 - 900 546 - SMALL FRAMED PORTRAIT ON IVORY OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE. Measures 5-1/2” x 4” with the frame; and 3-1/4” x 2-1/2” without frame. This painting is an accurate depiction of Napoleon in military dress attire with several medals on the left side of his vest. He is wearing a grey overcoat over white military dress attire with brass buttons. The painting is signed on the left side “Burg”. The portrait is mounted in a pierced brass frame in the French style with folding pedestal on the back. CONDITION: Portrait and frame are excellent. 700 - 1,000

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547 - LOT OF 2: BRITISH ARMY STERLING PRESENTATION BUGLES. Each : 11 -1/4” x 6” . Lot contains: (A) Bugle measuring 11-1/4” overall , the components with sterling proof and makers marks. The bell engraved with the crest of the Somerset Light Infantry and “Presented to the/ 1st Battn The Somerset Light Infantry/ Prince Alberts/ ?? 1930, by the trustees of the Ranling ??/ In memory of/ Brigadier General Cecil G. Rawling.” CONDITION: Bugle is in excellent condition with some minor wear to the engraving but no dents or breaks. (B) Bugle measures 10-7/8” overall, components with sterling and makers marks. The bell engraved “Presented/ by/ Captain Frank Hughes/ to the/ 1st Royal Dublin Fusiliers/ on the 1st September 1890/ To Be In The Possession Of The/ Best Shooting Company For Each Year”, and continuing with a list of winning companies which date from 1890 to 1908. CONDITION: Bugle shows moderate wear and exhibits a number of small scattered dents. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 1,200 - 1,800 LOT - 547

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548 - LOT OF 3: STERLING SHOOTING TROPHYS. Largest : 6 -1/4” x 4” . Lot contains: (A) Measuring 6-1/8” high with handles representing double barrel shotguns. The face engraved “ Field and Stream/ Cup/ Great Eastern Skeet/ Championship/ Lordship Conn/ won By/ Frank G. Traeger”. Bottom stamped “J.E. Caldwell Co Sterling”. (B) Measuring 3-5/8” high with two pairs of crossed rifles at each side. The face engraved “1st Madras Guards (I.D.F)/ Mad Minute Competition/ 1920/ 1st Prize/ Winner/ R.W.M. Sgt J.W. Yacomen”. Unmarked sterling. (C) Measuring 6” overall encircled with 1-1/4” embossed band featuring military scenes. One side displays a wreath and two rolling block rifles, each measuring 3-1/2”. The bottom marked “Sterling”, “Gorham Mfg Co” and British proof marks. CONDITION: All are in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley Collection. Excellent condition 800 - 1,200 549 - ENGLISH STERLING SILVER CANNON MODEL BY SAMPSON, MORDEN & CO. 8 - 1/2” L x 3 - 5/8” W. This detailed model of a World War I field artillery gun measures 8-1/2” in length and stands 3-1/2” tall. The cannon is composed of solid sterling silver and nearly every component is stamped “S.M./ & Co”. The back of the carriage is stamped with the date letter for 1920. The barrel does recoil and the door at the breech opens. Careful attention to detail shows every rivet and screw to be exactly as on the full size field piece. CONDITION: Very good. Appears to be complete. Partially polished with some dark patina in protected areas and on smaller components. Front portion of 5” barrel tube with some minor denting. Some of the London hallmarks show wear from polishing. This is a very accurate model made by a desirable English silver company. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 800 - 1,200

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NOVEMBER 8, 2018 Thursday Session | Auction Starts at 9:00am LOTS: 600 - 968 Items on Display Approximately 4 weeks prior to Auction Date. Please Call to Confirm.

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LOT - 600 600 - LOT OF 2: BRITISH ROYAL NAVY MIDSHIPMANS DIRK & CASED PAIR OF EPAULETTES. Largest : 24 -1/2” x 4 -1/2”. Lot contains: A) British Royal Navy 1879 Pattern Midshipman’s dirk which measures 25” overall with an 18” blade etched with the cipher of King George V, decorative scroll work and naval motifs. Brass fittings with detailed lion’s head pommel, fish-skin grip with triple wire wrap intact. Brass mounted leather scabbard is engraved between the ring mounts “R.S. Welley”. CONDITION: The blade is mostly bright with small areas of minor dark staining. Scabbard is in very good condition showing moderate use and wear. B) Cased pair of British Royal Navy Captain’s epaulettes, bright gold and silver bullion faces, reverse with blue silk pad and leather backing embossed “Moore, Scantlebury & Coote 15, Ordnance Row, The Hard Portsea, Portsmouth”. Japanned tin case with deep red velvet interior, top with brass makers tag reading” Mathews & Co Portsmouth Limited” and brass plate engraved “C.C. Boulton R.N.”. CONDITION: Very good. Case showing minor service wear. Accompanying the lot is an officer’s gold sword knot showing moderate wear. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,200 - 1,600

LOT - 601 601 - GEORGE BUTLER SPEAR-POINT ENGLISH BOWIE KNIFE WITH MATCHING SHEATH. This beautiful spear-point features an 8” blade that is stamped George Butler and Co. Trinity Works, Sheffield, England (post 1890). Has a German Nickel guard, single piece checkered ebony bag style handle, and an overall length 12-1/4”. Comes in an original, maker marked leather sheath with safety. Sheath is stamped Butler with the key logo, Sheffield. Maker marked sheaths are extremely rare. CONDITION: Blade is in very good condition, has not been over sharpened, double edged, one small chip at one edge, handle is excellent with no cracks or chips. 1,000 - 1,500

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LOT - 602 602 - LOT OF 4: GERMAN HUNTING AND FORESTRY CUTLASSES. Lot contains (A) Third Reich era hunting cutlass, (B) Third Reich era forestry cutlass, (C) Imperial era forestry cutlass, and (D) Imperial era forestry dirk. (A) The Hunting cutlass made “Carl Eickhorn” is in overall near mint condition. The triple etched blade is in near mint condition with light runner marks and a few scattered light marks. The nickel plated cross guard and pommel are in near mint condition with only light natural patina. These fittings hold firmly in place the near mint condition stag grip, which has the “Deutsche Jägerschaft” emblem attached to the center of the grip. The leather scabbard with nickel plated fittings is also in near mint condition with a natural patina, and is complete with the correct frog. (B) The Third Reich Forestry Dagger made by “Carl Eickhorn” is overall in near mint condition. The blade triple etched blade is in near mint + condition with only a few small light marks near the blade tip. The brass hilt and hand guard are in near mint condition with acorn adorned bone grip plates attached. One of the acorns on the bone grip has become detached from it’s mounting stud. The leather scabbard is in near mint condition with a few very small dents to the upper and lower fittings. This cutlass comes with a green portepee attached. (C) The Imperial Forestry Cutlass made by “ALCOSO” is overall in excellent condition. The “ALCOSO” marked, triple etched blade is in very good condition. The etching of the blade is very light, with an even graying and freckling from age. The brass hilt and hand guard are in near mint condition, with light wear to the original gold plating on the high points. The stag grip plates are in near mint condition and feature three brass acorns on the front of the grip. The three acorns on the grips reverse have fallen off, leaving only the studs exposed. The leather scabbard is in near mint condition, with a few very light dents to the lower brass fitting and even patina throughout both upper and lower fittings. (D) The Imperial Forestry Dirk is overall in excellent condition. The “WKC” marked, double etched blade is in excellent condition. The blades etching is light with an even graying and uniformed scratches running the length of the blade. The brass cross guard and pommel cap hold in place the acorn adorned stag grip, and are in excellent condition. One of the brass acorns has been lost. This dirk does not include a scabbard. 1,000 - 1,400

LOT - 603 603 - LOT OF 5: IMPERIAL GERMAN HUNTING CUTLASSES AND PORTEPEE KNOTS Lot contains (A) Imperial German Clamshell cutlass, (B) Imperial German Forestry cutlass, (C) Imperial German cutlass, and (D) Two portepee knots. (A) Third Reich era hunting cutlass made by “Carl Eickhorn” in near mint condition. The triple etched blade exhibits less than 5% freckling and scattered light marks to cutting edge. The nickel plated fittings hold in place a stag handled grip, which is missing its emblem. Both fittings and grip are in near mint condition with a even patina. The leather scabbard is also in near mint condition with decorative engraving on the finial. (B) Third Reich era forestry cutlass made by “Carl Eickhorn” has a triple etched blade which is in near mint condition with light runner marks. The brass hilt, guard and bone grip are all near mint. The leather scabbard and brass fittings are also in near mint condition. Two minor dents are present on the finial. This cutlass includes its correct frog. (C) Imperial era cutlass made by “W.K.C.” with 20-25% freckling and scattered light marks on the blade. The blade is in very good condition. The brass fittings and stag handled grip are in excellent condition. The leather scabbard, with brass fittings, are in very good condition exhibiting a few scattered light marks, as well as a few minor dents to the lower finial. (D) The green and silver portepees and knots are 16 inches in length and are in good condition with some fraying. 750 - 1,200

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LOT - 604 604 - IMPERIAL GERMAN DAMASCUS BLADE HUNTING DAGGER. This Imperial German Hunting Dagger with Damascus Blade is in, overall, very good condition. The 19” Damascus steel blade in very good condition. There are some scattered light marks along both cutting edges and a few areas of freckling which are masked by the Damascus design. Two straight blood grooves flank a raised, curving, gilded spine. The blade is unmarked. The cross guard, made of plated brass or nickel, is ornately designed using a boar’s head at each end of the guard, and a central motif with a pheasant. The clam shell is also made of a plated nickel or brass, and features a stag head surrounded by an oak and laurel leaf wreath. The stag grip is in near mint condition and is loosely held in place by the upper and lower silvered fittings. The scabbard throat fitting is silver plated and features two hand enhanced swans, which were meant to hold the now lost hanger. The scabbard throat fitting shows a dark line from the original soldering. The scabbard itself is made of leather and is wrapped in what appears to be shark skin. The skin shows light scattered marks throughout. The lower fitting of the scabbard is missing. 800 - 1,200

LOT - 605 605 - THE HISTORIC WWII JAPANESE NAVAL OFFICER’S KATANA WITH PERIOD DOCUMENTATION GUARANTEEING THE SWORD TO HAVE BELONGED TO REAR ADMIRAL KEIZO KOMURA, CHIEF OF STAFF OF JAPANESE IMPERIAL NAVY. This very sword was in the possession of Admiral Komura when he was aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945. This sword was surrendered by Komura to Admiral Halsey and was given to Henry R. Bucon, Yeoman First Class, who was a member of Admiral Halsey’s Flag Allowance staff. Sword was given to Yeoman Bucon by Lieutenant Commander W.J. Kitchell, Admiral Halsey’s Flag Lieutenant. Sword itself sports a 25” blade and one piece water tempered blade in fine condition. Japanese Naval Officer’s mounts with knot and same saya as pictured in the accompanying documentation from Yeoman Bucon including his discharge, his separation from Naval service, photographs of the USS Missouri and surrender daggers and swords, letter from Halsey, and menu for the victory dinner, signed by Halsey and all important Naval personnel during the Japanese surrender. One of the most interesting and historic World War II Japanese swords extant. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 3,000 - 5,000

606 - GOOD SHINTO WAKIZASHI SIGNED IN FULL BY NOBOYUKI WITH KIKIUMON IN SHIRASAYA WITH FULL MOUNTS. The 21” blade with extremely active, almost sudare type temper line in tang with seven character signature and finely cut kikiumon. One home, uncut, with perfect patination. The blade in full polish with no flaws other than one very minor ware high in the shinogi does not detract. Soft metal mounts comprising fujikashura with shakudo nanako dragons, shakudo dragon menuki, soten style tsuba, and polished black lacquer scabbard with raised gold Tokugawa mon. CONDITION: Mounts are good overall, tsuba appears to have gold paint rather than gilding. 2,000 - 4,000 196

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LOT - 607 607 - LOT OF 2: FINE LATE SHINTO WAKIZASHI IN THE STYLE OF TADATSUNA WITH BONJI & 2 SHORT GROOVES WITH ANOTHER. Fine wakizashi signed “Tadatsuna (Awataguchi omi no kami).” Probably a school signature. Circa 1661 with very active temper and two short grooves and a bonji horimono. 22” blade in almost full polish with one small folding fault behind the bonji. Handle with copper fuchi kashira and shi shi dog menuki. Good early iron tsuba with gold butterflies. Together with a fully mounted old wakizashi in poor condition. 1,200 - 1,800

LOT - 608 608 - LOT OF 2: JAPANESE WWII NAVAL OFFICER’S SAMURAI SWORD & SHOWA TANTO. Lot contains: (A) Japanese Naval Officer’s samurai sword. Blade in full polish, one piece oil temper. Mounts with sharkskin saya and gilt mounts. (B) Showa tanto in wood mounts and one piece blade. CONDITION: Both are in near mint condition. 1,000 - 1,400

LOT - 609 609 - FINE SIGNED SHINTO WAKIZASHI WITH UBU (UNALTERED) NAKAGO (TANG). 22-1/2” cutting edge with fine choji midare temper line with no visible flaws. Tang with two holes and seven characters. Signature Yoshi Tsune? Guaranteed genuine. Mounts matching. Soft metal nanako with gilt horses. Menuki of shells. Iron tsuba with gilt highlights and poeny blossoms. CONDITION: Pine needle saya in fine condition. Two extremely minor chips at point. A really good signed Shinto wakizashi that would benefit from a fresh polish. 1,000 - 1,500

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610 - VERY FINE & RARE JAPANESE DIPLOMAT’S SHORT SWORD, PRE-WWII, IN PRISTINE AS FOUND CONDITION. This rare and desirable Japanese sword with pierced guard retains much of its original gilding. The slender etched blade has excellent pattern and only minor staining. A lacquered leather scabbard is in excellent condition and both locket and shape retain much original gilding. Sword still retains its original gold bullion knot with only minor damage to one thread. These swords are very rare and highly desirable. CONDITION: Excellent. 1,000 - 2,000

LOT - 611 611 - FINE SHINTO KO-WAKIZASHI IN ELABORATELY CARVED WOODEN DRAGON MOUNTS. The 14” blade with elaborate Choji temper line. The tang is uncut with one hole and a five character Tadakni signature unquestionably genuine and beautiful hawk feather file marks. Plain copper habaki. The scabbard and handle elaborately carved in high relief with dragons with inset pearl eyes. CONDITION: Blade is stained but not pitted. Temper line clearly visible. One tiny chip at point and a fragment missing from the very tip of point. The tang has lovely patination and no rust. Scabbard is excellent, as is the handle. A very fine Japanese sword. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 612 612 - VERY FINE 18TH CENTURY HUNGARIAN SABER OF KILIJ FORM IN THE OTTOMAN MANNER WITH SCABBARD. This splendid heavy saber displays characteristic Ottoman Kilij form, however, it appears to have both Cyrillic lettering as well as Arabic calligraphy. The 27-1/2” Kilij blade is 1-1/2” wide and etched and Damascened in gold with both Arabic and Cyrillic letters in imitation of an Ottoman Kilij. It appears to have a date on the left side and Ottoman cartouche on left with Cyrillic etched and gilt letters at ricasso. Blade is pattern welded with long yelman, brass cross guard and hilt of Turkish form with ivory grip scales. Scabbard with finely engraved brass mounts, covered in fine shagreen. CONDITION: Blade is infine condition, and appears to have been blued at some time. All gilt finish is visible and mostly intact with only very minor wear. Ivory grip scales with small chip where grip joints with cross guard on both sides, otherwise, very good with fine patina. Brass mounts are fine throughout with only extremely minor dents. Original shagreen is mostly intact with some original finish. One of the most impressive swords we have seen, it has been our pleasure to catalog. Further research on the Cyrillic and Arabic inscriptions could only enhance the desirability of this fine Kilij. 6,000 - 12,000

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LOT - 613 613 - 18TH/19TH CENTURY INDIAN TALWAR WITH MAGNIFICENT GOLD SIGNED PERSIAN DAMASCUS BLADE & GOLD DECORATED HILT, EX LEO FIGIEL COLLECTION WITH SCABBARD. A very heavy 33” blade of the finest version Damascus steel, fully signed with parasol mark indicative of the finest Persian blade makers, ususally for royal patrons. Pattern is of the ladder of the prophet of Muhammad and is 1-4/8” wide blade. The Indian Talwar hilt of characteristic form is finely Damascened with gold flowers and leaves. CONDITION: Blade is in superb condition with magnificent watered Wootz pattern visible throughout and minor wear at extreme tip, and a few insignificant spots on left side of blade. The gold parasol and signature in reserve are in excellent condition. The hilt is excellent throughout with only minor wear in expected areas. All swords from the Figiel collection are regarded as extremely important by collectors of the finest Middle Eastern blades and this Talwar is no exception. Marked in Mr. Figiel’s red paint “A-252”. 6,000 - 12,000

LOT - 614 614 - VERY FINE O-SURIAGE KOTO KATANA WITH 28-1/2” BLADE AND SUPERB BO HI. Very fine koto katana with papers attributing blade to Fuyohiro school. Three holes in tang. Blade is 28-1/2” with beautiful grooves (hi) extending through tang. Midare temper with excellent mokume hada. Blade has no apparent flaws and should be resubmitted for shinsa. Omori style silver fuchi kashira and signed soft metal tsuba. Comes in a black rohiro lacquer saya. A beautiful 400+ year old samurai sword. CONDITION: Very fine. 4,000 - 6,000

LOT - 615 615 - EXTREMELY FINE & RARE 18TH/19TH CENTURY OTTOMAN SHAMSHIR WITH FINE WATERED WOOTZ BLADE & SUPERB HEAVY GOLD DAMASCENE DECORATION IN ORIGINAL SCABBARD. The fine 33” long Shamshir blade decorated at forte with heavy gold arabesque in a panel. The spine with 7” floral meander. The steel cross guard damascened in gold with panel and floral meander the entire hilt decorated en suite. The shaped horn grips are original. The chape locket and rings of steel gold decorated en suite. The original leather covered scabbard with gold decorated panels on left side. CONDITION: Blade is in excellent condition, with fine watered Wootz pattern visible throughout and gold decoration pristine. The chape and locket are of fine Damascus steel. Owners name is engraved on left side of locket, hard to read but perhaps saying “Osman Pasha”. This sword was in fact the personal property of Osman Nuri Pasha (1832 – April 1900). Osman Pasha was an Ottoman field marshal, and was the hero of the siege of Plevna in 1877. Although unsuccessful in defending the city, he was awarded the title of Gazi (warrier or veteran) as a result of that siege. Please consult Wikepedia for a short biography of Osman Nuri Pasha. One of the finest Ottoman swords that we have handled in many years. 5,000 - 9,000 199 www.MorphyAuctions.com | November 8, 2018


LOT - 616 616 - FINE FULL SILVER MOUNTED 17TH/18TH CENTURY OTTOMAN KILIJ WITH LONG GOLD SIGNED WATERED WOOTZ BLADE & SCABBARD WITH EXTENSIVELY HAND WORKED SILVER FITTINGS. This most attractive full silver mounted sword has a 31-1/2” long fine Damascus blade, signed in gold on three panels on right side. The silver hilt of Persian form with silver cross guard embossed with Turkish crescent moon and bird form pommel. The grip with silver wrap and silver tacks. The scabbard with full silver mounts is embossed with crescent moons, foliage, and beading. Two carrying rings, long chape and locket, original leather wrapped scabbard. CONDITION: Blade is good, early form Kilij, possibly of Mamluk origin. Blade with watered Wootz pattern mostly visible. Also visible is a well defined temper line. Gilding on signature extremely worn, extreme tip of blade possibly reshaped. Most likely remounted in 18th century. The silver mounts in good condition with only very minor and expected dents. The leather is very crisp. An extremely showy and very attractive Ottoman Kilij. 4,000 - 8,000

LOT - 617 617 - FINE 19TH CENTURY(?) GOLD DECORATED INDIAN TALWAR WITH SCABBARD. This very attractive gold decorated Talwar has a 28” robust blade of 1-1/2” wide, mechanical Damascus with elaborate and pronounced watering pattern throughout. The heavy hilt of characteristic form is completely damascened in gold with flowers, foliage and arabesque patterns. CONDITION: The condition of the blade is crisp with minor staining at the tip. Gold decoration is nearly 100% intact with little is any wear. Scabbard with gold mounted decorated en suite, comprising wide ring and chape. The velvet covering the wood is faded but in good condition. An extremely attractive piece for the discerning collector. 2,000 - 4,000

LOT - 618 618 - IMPORTANT 18TH CENTURY INDIAN TALWAR WITH SIGNED WOOTZ BLADE & FINE GOLD DECORATED HILT WITH SCABBARD. This Talwar sword is important due to its splendid Watered Wootz blade which is of the highest quality and is well signed on the right side in three separate cartouches highlighted and inlaid with gold. The blade is 33” long and 1-1/4” wide and displays a very fine kirk narduban (Ladder of Allah) pattern. The Talwar hilt with guard is decorated with gold in arabesque patterns. CONDITION: The condition of the blade is fine with only minor staining at extreme tip. The Wootz pattern is visible throughout its length. The gold damasceneing on the hilt is heavily worn. The gold inlay in the maker’s cartouche is partially intact, but the calligraphy is very legible. The scabbard is recovered with new velvet. One of the finest ladder pattern Wootz blades we have seen in a Talwar. 2,500 - 5,000

LOT - 619 619 - 18TH/19TH CENTURY HEAVY INDIAN SOSUN PATAH WITH SILVER & GOLD DAMASCENED HILT WITH SCABBARD. The 28” heavy blade has fine watered Wootz pattern throughout and characteristic Sosun Patah shape. The heavy hilt with guard is finely Damascened with silver flowers and gold highlights. The scabbard with faded velvet undoubtedly renewed. This blade has one of finest, clearest and most consistent kirk narduban (ladder) patterns we have seen, from the hilt right up to the blade’s tip. Spectacular! CONDITION: The blade is in fine condition, with pattern visible throughout. The hilt is in fine condition with expected wear and minor corrosion. 4,000 - 8,000 200

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LOT - 620 620 - UNUSUALLY LONG 17TH/18TH CENTURY SILVER MOUNTED OTTOMAN KILIJ IN SCABBARD. This Kilij has an unusually long blade with pronounced lengthy yelman, typical of early blades forged in the 17th century. The Shami Wootz pattern is loose but pronounced throughout, characteristic of blades crafted in the city of Damascus in that period. Most likely remounted in the 18th century. The horn hilt with plain silver cross guard and acorn finials banded with silver. Horn grip is of characteristic form. The scabbard is silver mounted with two rings embossed “Chape” and lengthy locket. The one ring is struck at top with Ottoman Tughra. Blade is slightly gray but Wootz pattern is strong. CONDITION: Horn grips in fair condition. Silver cross guard good; silver banding around grip is dented and distorted. Scabbard mounts show considerable wear and denting. Scabbard leather in fair condition with some minor damage. A most attractive and unusual ottoman Kilij. 2,000 - 4,000

LOT - 621 621 - 18TH CENTURY FULL SILVER MOUNTED OTTOMAN KILIJ WITH HORN GRIP & FINE WOOTZ BLADE WITH SCABBARD. A 29-1/2” watered Wootz blade, 1-1/4” wide, with characteristic early Kilij form and very long yelman. Plain silver mounted hilt of characteristic form with translucent horn grips scabbard mounts of heavy silver, decorated with shell design and raised embossing on the chape. Leather covered scabbard appears original with only minor losses. CONDITION: Blade is in good condition with Wootz pattern visible throughout. The groove on the left side extends much further toward the ricasso than on the right. Silver mounts are crisp with minor dents on chape. Horn grips show considerable damage from horn worms. Still an attractive full silver mounted Kilij in the original scabbard. 2,500 - 5,000 622 - 19TH CENTURY OTTOMAN SILVER HILTED KANJAR & HEAVY SILVER SCABBARD. This fine and elaborate large silver hilt has silver detached fingers decorating both the top and bottom and a red coral bead mounted in the grip area. The 9” curved blade is of watered steel. CONDITION: Overall excellent. 1,000 - 1,500 LOT - 622 623 - LOT OF 3: INTERESTING WEAPONS: A KARTIKA FROM NEPAL, A GLAIVE HEAD, PROBABLY GERMAN, & A SILVERED & COPPERED METAL PLAQUE, MOSTLY 19TH CENTURY. Lot contains: (A) Heavy Nepalese Kartika of silver, steel, and gilt bronze, has a characteristic form with varja pommel and blade emerging from the mouth of a fierce bird headed dragon. 11-1/2” long featuring a 6” wide blade. (B) Glaive that is 19” long and 4” wide with serrated edge, etched throughout its length. The left side of with a standing figure of Judith holding the head Holofernes in her left hand, her right holding a falchion. Right side has a striding warrior, probably Mars, all on a blackened punctuate ground. (C) Framed raised relief picture, silvered, coppered. 8” long by 6” wide. Depicts a dancing couple in a tavern surrounded by a group of festive tavern goers. A most interesting group. CONDITION: All are overall excellent. 1,000 - 1,500

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LOT - 624 624 - FINE INDIAN TALWAR 18TH/19TH CENTURY WITH FINELY DAMASCENED STEEL HILT & FINE BLACK WOOTZ BLADE IN ORIGINAL STEEL MOUNTED SCABBARD. This fine gold decorated Talwar has a deeply curved 32” Damascus blade displaying a particularly fine and intricate pattern. The hilt of characteristic form, damascened in gold with flowers and vines, all in reserves. The black leather covered steel mounted scabbard with two pierced carrying ring and long steel chape. The blade is 1” wide. The blade is good, with the kirk narduban (ladder) pattern mostly visible throughout its length. Evidence of sharpening and some reduction of edge at extreme tip. Hilt retains mush of it original gold damasceneing, some heavily worn on inside face of pommel. Chape has copper braising and repairs. Scabbard leather is alligatored, but mostly intact with a repair at the chape. CONDITION: Good. A well decorated Indian sword. 2,000 - 4,000

625 - LOT OF 3: 19TH CENTURY ISLAMIC DAGGERS - JAMBIYAS & PESH-KABZ. Lot contains: (A) Large Omani Jambiya has a 17” blade of characteristic form with silver mounted grip and locket, and brass mounted chape. (B) Smaller Jambiya is silver mounted with ivory grip scales and a blade marked “Norfolk St. England”. The scabbard is of leather with silver mounts. (C) Pesh-Kebz with 8” blade, silver bolder and horn grip scales in its original leather covered wood scabbard with silver chape. CONDITION: All three are in good condition with some minor imperfections. 800 - 1,200 LOT - 625

LOT - 626 626 - 19TH CENTURY PERSIAN SHAMSHIR WITH FINE WOOTZ STEEL BLADE & CROSS GUARD, REPLACED BONE GRIP SCALES WITH STEEL MOUNTED SCABBARD. The fine Damascus blade of characteristic form is 30” long and 1” wide. The cross guard is also of Wootz steel. Pommel and grips appear to be replaced. The steel mounted scabbard with two carrying rings and plain steel chape and leather covered. CONDITION: Blade is good with watered Wootz pattern visible throughout but somewhat faded at extreme tip. Pommel and hilt show some old pitting and are now gray. The Wootz pattern in the cross guard is easily visible. Scabbard mounts are good, scabbard leather possibly renewed. An attractive Persian Shamshir with defects as noted. 900 - 1,800 202

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627 - MASSIVE INDIAN TEGHA WITH TULWAR HILT CIRCA 1880. The massive blade measures 27-1/2” and is 4” wide. Etched with Indian figures in relief depicting a king riding a lion. The right side of blade with raised brass inlay of figures in a temple. The spine is etched in relief, with calligraphy, probably Urdu. The tulwar hilt finely damascened in silver with wheel designs and foliage. CONDITION: Blade is mostly grey steel, etching in good condition. The hilt with most of its damascening visible showing some wear and age. Teghas are a classic Indian weapon and one of the most impressive and showy, the present example is no exception. 500 - 1,000

628 - RARE & SUPERB 19TH CENTURY OR EARLIER AFRICAN (YORUBA?) RITUAL AXE. This extraordinary ethnographic work of art made of exotic wood and copper wire with iron blade displays the finest possible African craftsmanship and artistry. The carving is exquisite featuring a praying god as handle, heightened with pitch. The axe is bound with braided brass and copper wire. The patination throughout is indicative of decades of careful use and cannot be duplicated by modern methods. Ritual objects of this quality routinely bring five and six figures at ethnographic auctions. The axe measures 13-1/2” long and 5-3/4” at the widest point. CONDITION: Would rate excellent for an object of this age and type. 5,000 - 7,000

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LOT - 629 629 - 19TH CENTURY PERSIAN SHAMSHIR WITH FINE WOOTZ STEEL BLADE & CROSS GUARD, REPLACED BONE GRIP SCALES WITH STEEL MOUNTED SCABBARD. This rare sword (second half of 1600s) has close plated silver steel mounts comprising pommel and collar as well as guard. Green cord wrapped, gently wasp waisted grip. Blade has no forging flaws, consistent elongated twists in high contrast, recent polish. An exuberant pattern welded design. Temper line can be discerned, similar to fine Japanese blades. Mounts retain considerable original heavy silver plating inside of guard with silver scrolls. Long steel collar, with some corrosion, grip wrap is in good condition. Accompanied by a modern wooden “resting” scabbard. A very rare Chinese sword - a no-nonsense example probably worn by a military officer in the field. CONDITION: No significant chipping or damage. (Good). 3,000 - 5,000

LOT - 630 630 - LOT OF 10 BAYONETS: K98K, DRESS, MODEL 98, AND FRENCH M1866. Lot contains: (A) Four German World War II k98k rifle bayonets, (B) Four German World War II dress bayonets, (C) Imperial German M98 bayonet, and a (D) French M1866 bayonet. (A) Four completely mismatched k98k rifle bayonets with scabbards, in overall very good to excellent condition. They date from 1939 to 1943 with various makers, with one blade having been sharpened. Four scabbards date from 1936 to 1943, with various makers. Three bayonets have their original leather frogs. (B) Four dress bayonets in overall very good to excellent condition. Two are marked “Tiger”, one is marked “Henckel”, and one is marked “Evertz”. One blade has been lightly sharpened. All four scabbards retain their original black painted finish, and the have leather frogs. (C) Imperial Model 1898 Quillback bayonet in overall very good condition. Blade is excellent, and fittings retain 35-40% of their nickel plating. Scabbard is very good with freckling to its nickel plated steel fittings. (D) Model 1866 French bayonet in overall very good to excellent condition. Made in 1871 the blade appears to have been sharpened. Steel scabbard retains a nice even patina. Mismatched numbers. 600 - 1,000

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631 - COLLECTORS LOT OF 10 BAYONETS BOTH EUROPEAN AND DOMESTIC. Lot contains: A) German, early 1898 Sabre bayonet with scabbard marked “Simpson & Co”, 15” blade, 20-1/4” overall with walnut handles. CONDITION: Fair condition but complete and operational. B) English Pattern 188 Bayonet for Lee Metford rifle dated 3,99. CONDITION: Good with light patina. C) German manufactured bayonet for Mauser Model 1893 contract rifles. Manufactured by Simpson & Suhl. 10” blade, 15” overall without scabbard. CONDITION: Fair with lightly salt and pepper pitted with poor condition handles. D) Italian Model 198 fixed blade bayonet with scabbard. CONDITION: Good with light patina and fine scabbard. E) Winchester Model 1873 musket bayonet, 21” overall with no markings. CONDITION: Very good with light cleaned pitting at tip. F) Unmarked U.S. Model 1816 socket bayonet, 19” overall length has a 16” blade with a 9” fuller. CONDITION: Good with period staining and patina numerous small dings and nicks. G) Pristine U.S. Pattern 1816 bayonet with strong U.S. marking LOT - 631 on blade and small “C” marking on the socket. CONDITION: Prime bayonet with only the slightest amount of period patina, a finer example would be hard to find. H) Swiss Model 1911 Pioneer bayonet without scabbard. Massive 18-1/2” blade with saw teeth and Swiss markings, dated 1934 upon the ricasso. CONDITION: Good with sharpened edge and minor scratches. I) Italian Model 1891 bayonet without scabbard for Carcano rifle. CONDITION: Fair to good condition with even patina and sharpened blade. J) English No. 4MKII spike bayonet with scabbard. Polished spike blade with black vulcanite finish on socket and scabbard. CONDITION: Very good condition.From the Jim Linton Collection 500 - 750

LOT - 632 632 - LOT OF 3: FINE, ORIGINAL AFRICAN SPEARS, 19TH/20TH CENTURY. 80” L. Lot contains: (A) Classic Massai tribe lion spear with a 28” blade (B) Spear with an 8” blade. (C) Spear a 7” blade. All on original wooden shafts. CONDITION: All in good condition for this type throughout. 300 - 500

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633 - LOT OF 3: MISCELLANEOUS MILITARY DAGGERS & BAYONET. Lot contains (A) Communist Bulgarian Officer’s Dagger in, overall, excellent condition. The steel blade is near mint and still exhibits much of its factory finishing. The gilded brass cross-guard and pommel are in excellent condition retaining approximately 20% gilding. The reproduction ivory grip shows age and some staining, but is intact. The excellent condition scabbard is made of nickle plated steel with gilded brass fittings. There is a chained hanger attached to the scabbard which is made of brass rings and a brass clip. The hanger is in excellent condition. (B) The Swiss Dagger is in, overall, near mint + condition. The steel blade is near mint and shows much of its factory cross-graining. The blade exhibits a few runner marks near the tip. The blade is marked with a rifle and bayonet motto and a “3176” on the ricasso area. The nickle plated cross-guard and pommel are near mint. The two-piece wooden grip is near mint and held to the tang of the blade with three nickle plated nut and bolts. The scabbard is also near mint. It is painted black and also has the same rifle and bayonet stamp near the throat of the scabbard. The original leather hanger and clip are still attached and in near mint condition. A red and white portepee is properly tied to the dagger. (C) The Swiss Army Bayonet is in near mint condition. The Neuhausen marked steel blade is near mint. The wooden grip is near mint with a few light scattered marks, and the guard is stamped “440909”. The steel scabbard retains 99% of its original black paint and has an original leather frog attached to it. 300 - 500 634 - COLLECTORS LOT OF 4: EUOPEAN BAYONETS. Lot contains: (A) Austrian Model 1870 bayonet for Werndl Model 1867 and 1873 Rifles. Illegible markings on both ricassos with scabbard. Regimentally marked on quillion. CONDITION: Good with dark patina finish blade and scabbard. (B) Mauser K-98 bayonet with scabbard. Two piece bakelite grooved handles. Dated 1941 with matching number scabbard. Ricasso marked “41 cue” with leather frog. CONDITION: Good with most blue finish remaining on blade, scabbard is patina frog

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is soft with torn stitching. (C) French Model 1847 Socket bayonet, 18-1/2” blade with French proofs on socket and inside diameter of 7/8”. CONDITION: Good with patina overall. (D) Bannerman Cadet Bayonet, crudely made for cadet corps use in private military academies. 13-1/2” overall length without locking ring. CONDITION: Fair as patina overall with light corrosion. 300 - 500 206

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635 - VIETNAM WAR GERBER MARK II FIGHTING KNIFE-MK 2 COMBAT. Vietnam era U.S. Gerber MkII fighting knife with original leather scabbard. 6-1/2” serrated blade with aluminum handle and serial no. D1535S and “GERBER PORTLAND, ORE U.S.A.” stamped on the ricasso. CONDITION: Overall good to very good. Blade shows light scratches but no big nicks or defects. Handle shows traces of original dark grey finish. 200 - 400 636 - FINE CASED GILT BRONZE MOUNTED SCOTTISH REGIMENTAL DIRK OF THE 74TH ISLANDERS 19th century. This Highland dirk is much finer than normally encountered. The blade is superbly frost etched with the monarch’s crown and cipher “VR” for Victoria. Blade is further etched with numerous battle honors of the 74th including Assaye, Seringapatam, and many others like Salamanka. Blade is etched with an elephant and makers name “Hamburger Rogers & Co. 30 King Street Covent Garden”. The mounts are finely cast and chased in relief and gilt. The by knife and fork en suite with carved ebony grips in rope design and golden carngorm stones. The whole is preserved in pristine condition throughout with brilliant etched blade and mounts retaining nearly all their original bright fire gilding. The carngorm on the by knife with one chip. This wonderful Scottish dirk is cased in a blue velvet lines Morocco leather case with gilt enamel badge. CONDITION: Excellent. A superb Victorian regimental dirk. 2,000 - 4,000

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LOT - 637 637 - GOOD SILVER MOUNTED 19TH CENTURY SCOTTISH DIRK BY R & H.B. KIRKWOOD THISTLE ST EDINBURG. 18” L x 3” W x 3” H. The black grip carved in characteristic Scottish fashion in rope design and knots. The plain fullered 11” single edged blade is notched on back, silver mounts are all hallmarked with maker’s marks. The knife and fork are present. Pommels are set with faceted glass carngorm en suite with by knife and fork. CONDITION: Blade is in excellent condition, retaining most of its original bright polish, silver is crisp, relief cast and chased with dragon’s and boar’s head as well as Latin mottos. No significant dents. Grip is excellent and scabbard leather is age cracked but intact. This lovely dirk is cased in its original Morocco leather covered case with silk lining and Kirkwood gilt stamped label. Leather on box is fragmentary, exposing much of the wooden frame. 1,800 - 2,500

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638 - CONFEDERATE GEORGIA-STYLE D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE. Broad, heavy 14” clip point blade slightly off-set from the hilt, the spine and false edge with broad bevels. Heavy iron D-form guard with pointed, down-curving quillon and beveled knucklebow extending to the flat, octagonal pommel cap of conforming shape to the one-piece wooden grip. Dark leather scabbard, the seam secured by small pewter pins, the tin throat and drag, the seams showing exposed solder. CONDITION: Blade showing a few minor nicks to edge, slightly turned point, scattered sharpening marks and some very minor pitting. Guard with dark patina, the grip fine. Scabbard leather with surface scuffing but very sound. Mounts with dark patina, the throat missing the front-mounted belt loop. PROVENANCE: Rusty Hicks Collection and Dr. Joseph A. Murphy Collection. 8,000 - 10,000

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LOT - 639 639 - LOT OF 5: 4 BAYONETS & A SILVER DIRK. Lot contains: (A) Dahlgren Pattern 1861 bayonet with scabbard. Flat single edged steel blade with clip point. Right side of ricasso stamped “U.S.N. / D.R. / 1864”; opposite side stamped in arches “AMES MFG CO / CHICOPEE”. Brass guard is cast and marked on back of pommel with script “DR” cartouche. Complete with black leather scabbard with brass mounts. CONDITION: Very good. Blade shows most of its original polish with only a few scabbard marks. Hilt with some scattered marks from use and a mellow patina. Scabbard shows some minor scuffing and mounts show and unpolished patina. (B) 18th century triangular socket bayonet for a Fusil. 14” overall with 2-1/4” socket with 7/16” diameter opening. Top of blade deeply stamped with a “V”. CONDITION: Good. Retaining a dark patina overall. (C) British 1st Model Brown Bess bayonet by Osborn. Measures 21-5/8” overall with a 17” blade and 4” socket. Top of blade stamped with a crown over “29”, “Osborne” in script and a partially visible Ordnance proof. CONDITION: Good. Retaining dark patina overall with a couple nicks to edges. (D) Springfield Civil War bayonet measuring 19” overall with 15-3/4” triangular blade and 3” socket with a 7/8” opening. Top of blade stamped “U / US” and socket stamped “F / 70”. Complete with original black leather scabbard with brass tip as well as cross belt with original US buckle. CONDITION: Very good. Retains a light grey patina overall. Buff leather belt with some staining. Buckle retains a dark patina. Scabbard with some flaking to surface. (E) Silver mounted dirk with tapered diamond section blade, solid silver two piece hilt and silver scabbard engraved with foliate designs. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with some brown staining. Silver is unpolished and retains a dark patina showing some wear. Tip of scabbard has been repaired. 2,000 - 4,000

LOT - 640 640 - CONFEDERATE PIKE WITH HAFT. 7’ 4 - 1/2” L. 12-1/4” diamond section blade, tapered at bottom. Bottom of blade and brass ferrule punch with single dot on left side. Fitted with a 3-1/4” iron guard at the base of the blade, followed by a 1-1/8” brass ferrule and retained by 18-3/4” iron straps. Complete with original haft of hickory. For a nearly identical example, see plate 106 (center) on page 128 of “American Polearms” by Rodney Hilton Brown. He states that these are Confederate Government pikes made at Augusta Arsenal. CONDITION: Very good. Blade has some scattered areas of corrosion and hardened tip retains a brown patina, otherwise retains grey patina with some minor nicks to edges. Straps retain a dark brown patina and haft appears to have most of original finish. 1,000 - 2,000

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641 - LOT OF 2: U.S. MODEL 1917 TRENCH KNIVES. Each: 4 - 1/2” x 15”. Lot contains: A) Hilt marked “A.C. Co USA 1917”, showing little evidence of use with hilt and blade displaying most of its original blued finish, surfaces show areas of dried grease. Wood grip in fine condition with no nicks or dents. Scabbard also in excellent condition and is marked on leather body “Jewell 1918”. B) Hilt marked “L.F. & C 1917”, hilt and blade display about 90% original blued finish. Wood grip shows a few small scattered dents and scratches. Scabbard in excellent condition with deep “Jewell 1918” stamp. CONDITION: Both are in excellent condition, wear as noted. Excellent condition 800 - 1,500

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642 - U.S. WWI M1918 LF&C TRENCH KNIFE & ORIGINAL SHEATH. 11 - 1/2” x 3 - 1/2”. Very solid example of a Landers, Frary and Clark (LF&C) M1918 pattern “knuckle knife”. Has the original sheath with one prong still attached, marked “1918 LF&C”, same as cast brass handle. Slight corrosion to one side of the scabbard. Unsharpened 7” blade retains original factory tip. Classic American “Doughboy” trench weapon from the Great War. CONDITION: Blade coating only worn in spots where the sheath contacts it. 400 - 600 643 - LOT OF U.S. BAYONETS & BAYONET TRENCH MIRROR. Largest: 21 - 1/2” x 3 - 1/4”. Lot of U.S. military bayonets contains: (A) M1892 Krag-Jorgensen bayonet and scabbard. Marked U.S. and 1900 on the ricasso. CONDITION: This example is exceptional, with bright metal and no rust or staining to blade or scabbard. Edge and tip are perfect. (B) World War II 1942 M1905 M1 Garand Bayonet and proper U.S. marked scabbard. 16” blade is uncut with near mint original factory parkerized finish and edge. Blade is marked “OL” for Oneida Limited, Oneida, New York with U.S. and Ordnance flaming cannonball with 1942 date stamp on ricasso. (C) M7 U.S. M-16 Bayonet and scabbard. CONDITION: Nice example with perfect tip, factory edge and parkerizing. (D) Periscope, Rifle, M1918, this folding mirror was used by U.S. and British troops during World War I and World War II. The mirror attaches to the M1905, Pattern 1907, or Pattern 1913 (U.S. M1917) bayonet and allows viewing over parapets or defiladed positions without being exposed to enemy fire. The mirror folds flat to fit in a shirt pocket when not in use. 400 - 600 210

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644 - WWII COLLINS V-44 NO. 18 MACHETE WITH GREEN HORN HANDLE. 16” x 4 - 1/4”. A very nice example of a World War II Collins V-44 knife/machete. The blade is stamped “COLLINS & CO. HARTFORD No. 18”. Knife measures 14-1/2” overall. The blade itself measures 9-1/2” and has a mirror bright finish showing only scabbard wear. Knife has a nicely patinated brass guard and green horn handle. The scabbard is original to the knife and stamped “COLLINS & Co. LEGITIMUS 13”. CONDITION: Very good. 300 - 500

LOT - 644 645 - THIRD REICH TENO LEADER’S DAGGER. A matching TENO Leader’s Dagger with correct leather hangers. The TENO Leader Dagger was established in 1938 and was produced solely by the firm of “Carl Eickhorn, Solingen”. The near mint blade exhibits excellent cross graining, with only very minor runner marks from being removed and reinserted into the scabbard over the years. The front of the blades ricasso is stamped with the daggers number “1546”. This number corresponds with the number “1546” stamped on the scabbard’s throat fitting. The blade has also been personalized by a previous owner with the name “H. Opper” engraved on the obverse side. The reverse of the blades ricasso is acid etched with the “TENO” eagle and “Ges Gesch” over the squirrel trademark symbol of “Carl Eickhorn”. The fittings are in excellent condition, exhibiting roughly 80% to 90% of the original nickel plating, and much of the original dark factory burnishing in the lower areas. The synthetic trylon orange grip is in near mint condition, showing no cracks or chips and only minor signs of wear. The daggers scabbard is in excellent condition and retains most of dark black-oxide finish. The scabbard does have one small dent, roughly one centimeter in diameter, on the center edge of one side. As mentioned previously, the scabbard throat is stamped with the daggers number “1546”, making this an uncommon matched set. The correct leather hanger also accompanies this dagger and is in excellent condition. The leather of the hanger is pliable with only minor wear. This is a rare opportunity to own a matched and personalized TENO Leader Dagger with its correct leather hanger! 3,500 - 5,000

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646 - THIRD REICH TENO LEADER’S DAGGER. Lot contains one matching TENO Leader’s Dagger with correct leather hangers. The TENO Leader Dagger was established in 1938 and only produced by the firm of Carl Eickhorn. The near mint blade exhibits excellent cross graining. The blade has roughly 5% freckling and minor runner marks from being removed and reinserted into the scabbard over the years. The front of the blades ricasso is marked with the daggers number “2364”, which corresponds with the number “2364” stamped on the scabbard throat fitting. The reverse of the blades ricasso shows the “TENO eagle” with “Ges Gesch”, over the squirrel trademark symbol for the firm of “Carl Eickhorn”. The fittings are in very good condition, exhibiting roughly 70% to 80% of the original nickel plating and much of the original dark factory burnishing in the lower areas. The synthetic trylon orange grip is in near mint condition with no cracks or chips, and only minor signs of wear. The daggers scabbard is also in near mint condition, with no dents or damage, and retains most of dark black-oxide finish. As mentioned previously, the scabbard throat is stamped with the daggers number “2364”, making this a matched set. The correct leather hanger also accompanies this dagger and is in excellent condition. The metal hanger fittings still retain roughly 50% of the dark oxide finish, and the leather of the hanger is pliable with minor wear to the short section and moderate wear to the long section. This is a rare opportunity to own a matched TENO Leader Dagger with its correct leather hanger! 3,500 - 5,000

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647 - THIRD REICH 2ND MODEL RAILWAY LEADER DAGGER. Third Reich Second Model Railway Leader’s Dagger by Carl Eickhorn with correct hanger and luftwaffe style portepee. The Second Model Railway Dagger was introduced in 1937. This new design gave the organization’s dagger a more identifying look, as opposed to it’s first model dagger which was patterned off the dress dagger of the Heer. The dagger is in overall near mint condition. The steel blade is in near mint plus condition. Visible cross-graining can be seen running the entire length of the blade. A few very light runner marks are observed on each side of the blade from being inserted and removed from the scabbard. The blade also has the manufacturers squirrel logo etched on the reverse of the blade, near the cross guard, which denotes the firm of “Carl Eickhorn, Solingen”. The aluminum cross guard and pommel cap are in near mint condition, with a light, even, patina throughout. A minor manufacturing dimple is observed on the reverse of the pommel cap. The black synthetic trylon grip is in near mint condition with minor light wear to the reverse. The steel plating of the scabbard is nearly 99% intact. One small dent is noticed on the lower front section of the scabbard near the end, this dent does not affect the function of the blade being inserted in the scabbard. The correct silver with black trimmed hangers LOT - 647 also accompany this dagger. The hangers are in excellent condition, with roughly 80% of the silver wash remaining to the fittings and the cloth straps showing only minor fraying to a few select areas. A short Luftwaffe style portepee, which rates in excellent condition, also accompanies this dagger and is attached to the grip. This is a rare opportunity to own a desirable, and tough to find, Second Model Railway Dagger with the correct hangers. 2,500 - 4,000

648 - THIRD REICH GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL’S DAGGER. Third Reich Government Official’s Dagger made by Carl Eickhorn with portepee and hangers. The Government Official’s Dagger was introduced in 1939 and produced by one of the most desirable blade manufacturers, “Carl Eickhorn, Solingen”. The Carl Eickhorn examples are the hardest to find on the market and are, arguably, of the best quality when compared to other daggers of this type. The overall condition of the dagger is excellent. The steel blade is in excellent condition, showing light cross graining with light graying and freckling throughout. The reverse of the daggers is etched with the makers squirrel motto. The brass based, silver plated, cross guard and eagle pommel are in excellent condition retaining approximately 85% to 90% of the silver plating. The mother of pearl grip plates are in near mint condition with no chips or cracks, and are firmly attached. The silver plated steel based scabbard is in excellent condition with areas of scattered light marks and patina. The scabbard is void of dents or creases. The hanger bands held securely in place and exhibit excellent craftsmanship shown in the details of the oak leaves. The dagger hanger is black or dark green trimmed with silver bands down the center. The hanger fittings are made of a zinc base metal, and show a uniform patina throughout. The portepee is still tied to the grip, with an area of heavy fraying where the cord was exposed to the most wear. 2,000 - 3,500

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649 - THIRD REICH POSTAL LEADER’S DAGGER. Third Reich Postal Leader’s Protection Dagger with belt loop made by Paul Weyersburg. The Postal Leader’s Protection Dagger was instituted in 1939 and designed by the firm of “Paul Weyersburg” located in Solingen, Germany. The overall condition of this dagger is excellent. The blade features the Paul Weyersburg trademark on the reverse near the cross guard. The steel blade is in very good condition showing consistent freckling along the entire length of the blade, as well as a uniform graying. Light perpendicular runner marks run the length of the blade. The nickel plated dagger fittings are in near mint condition with uniform signs of wear. The underside of the cross guard is stamped with the dagger number “1936” as well as “DRP” (Deutsche Reichs Post). The black ebony grip shows signs of uniform wear to the black finish. The grip is also void of any major cracks or chips, which these are prone to. The silver plated Reichs Post eagle emblem is firmly in place on the grip and retains 95% of it’s finish. The scabbard of this dagger is in near mint condition, retaining roughly 90% to 95% of its original black factory paint and nickel plating. All scabbard screws are intact. The solid nickel silver chain hanger is intact and, even though a solder joint has come open, shows no signs of tampering. The hanger clip retains roughly 80% of it’s nickel silver plating and is marked DRGM. The leather belt loop is good condition with some uniform freckling. A highlight to this dagger is the correct portepee knot, which appears to be originally tied to the grip still. Many of these Postal Daggers are missing their correct knot, and finding one on the market can be difficult. The knot is in excellent condition, with no major fraying. It is silver with red flakes along the length of the cord, and the acorn end having a red core. A rare opportunity to acquire a complete Postal Leaders Protection Dagger. 3,000 - 4,000

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LOT - 650 650 - THIRD REICH HITLER YOUTH LEADER DAGGER. Hitler Youth Leader Dagger manufactured by “E. F. Horster” - “RZM M7/36”. The overall condition of the dagger is excellent. The nickel plated blade, etched on the front with the Hitler Youth Motto “Blut und Ehre”, is in excellent condition with a few nicks on the blades cutting edge and light runner marks. The maker’s RZM code, “M7/36”, is etched on the upper reverse of the blade for the maker “E. F. Horster”. The silver plated cross guard and pommel cap are in excellent condition. The wire wrapped wood base grip is in near mint condition with an even patina. The silver plated fittings, with dark blue leather, wrapped scabbard is in excellent condition. Some shrinking to the leather on the scabbard has occurred over time; the lower half portion of the leather has lost its adhesion to the metal scabbard and slides a little. Overall this is a great example of a Hitler Youth Leader Dagger, and a rare chance to own one. 2,000 - 3,500

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LOT - 651 651 - THIRD REICH “NPEA” DAGGER. The NPEA Dagger was commissioned in 1935 and modeled its design off the earlier SA and SS daggers. Their design was virtually the same, except for the addition of a bayonet lug on the NPEA scabbard. The NPEA was a conglomerate of three schools whose function was to groom its students, with an emphasis on political doctrine, for roles in state departments or military leadership. The blade on this dagger is in near mint condition, showing excellent cross graining, light runner marks, and transparent freckling in areas covering approximately 30% of the blade. The blade motto “Mehr Sein Als Scheinen”, which translates into “Be More Than You Appear”, is neatly etched on the obverse of the blade. The reverse of the blade shows the etched name of the distributor “Karl Burgsmuller, Berlin”. The aluminum cross guards are in near mint condition. The rosewood grip is in excellent condition, showing only minimal signs of use. The scabbard retains approximately 98% of its original factory green paint, and is in near mint condition. The leather frog is in excellent condition show with minimal signs of use, and is marked on the reverse “E. O. Gotze & Sohn, Gersdorf, 1941”. NPEA daggers rarely come out on the market for sale in this condition, this is a rare opportunity to own one in near mint condition. 2,000 - 2,500

652 - GERMAN THIRD REICH SS CHAINED DAGGER. A Third Reich SS Dagger in, overall, excellent condition. The “A. Schuttelhofer” marked steel blade is in excellent condition. Runner marks are present on the blade, as well evidence of some cleaning from the smaller superficial scratching and absence of cross-graining. The blades motto “Mein Ehre Heisst Treue” (My Honor is Loyalty) is acid etched on the blade, but all of its burnished finishing has been worn away. The black ebony grip is in excellent condition, but there appears to be a repair to the area around the nickle silver grip eagle. The repair was made with a black resin. The nickle silver cross-guards are in near mint condition as well, but appear to have been cleaned at one LOT - 652 point. The lower cross-guard has the stamp “W I” on the reverse. The chained scabbard is painted black and fitted with nickle silver fittings. The paint on the scabbard is 90% intact, with some scattered light marks. The patina on the upper throat fitting and the lower fitting are perfect matches, while the patina of the center band for the chain appears slightly off. The band appears original to the scabbard and is held in place by a single screw which shows evidence of being turned once. The chain on the scabbard is mostly original. However, on the long chain, four of the connecting clips for the chain plates are replacement pieces and not original to the dagger. The upper SS link is marked with the “SS” runes on the reverse. The chain’s clip appears original to the chain. Aside from the replaced links, the chain is in an overall, excellent condition. 1,800 - 2,000

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653 - LOT OF 2: THIRD REICH DAGGERS: CHAINED NSKK & RAD HEWER. Lots contains Two Third Reich Daggers: (A) Chained NSKK and (B) RAD Hewer. (A) The Chained NSKK Dagger’s blade is in very good condition. The blade exhibits good cross graining, light runner marks, and scattered graying with freckling throughout. The blade is marked M7/73. The cross guards and grip are in near mint condition, with approximately 5% freckling to areas of the silver plating. The scabbard is in excellent condition with nearly all of it’s factory LOT - 653 black paint intact. One small dent can be seen on the lower half of the scabbard edge. The nickle plated chain is complete with a leather belt loop and is in near mint condition. (B) The RAD Hewer blade is WKC marked and in excellent condition. The blade exhibits excellent cross graining and some light runner marks. The silver plated grip fittings and stag grip are in near mint condition. The scabbard’s silver plated fittings and black paint are also 99% intact, with minimal superficial marks. The correct leather hanger is intact, with only a few scattered marks throughout. 1,400 - 2,000

LOT - 654 654 - THIRD REICH “TENO JR.” HEWER. TENO JR Hewer with correct vertical hanger. The TENO JR Hewer was introduced in 1938 as a hewer for TENO subordinates. The overall condition of the hewer is excellent. The nickel plated, hewer style blade, is in excellent condition with minor runner marks and striping near the cutting edge. The maker’s logo is neatly etched on the reverse ricasso area, and the blades number on the front of the blade reads “9705”. The nickel plated zinc fittings are in excellent condition, retaining 85% to 90% of their plating and some of their original dark oxide burnishing to the lower areas of the eagle cross guard. The scabbard is in near mint condition, with 99% of its black factory paint intact and the same amount of plating to the nickle plated steel fittings. The scabbard throat is stamped with the corresponding number, “9705”, on the dagger blade, making this dagger a correct matching set. This set also comes with the correct leather hanger for this hewer. The leather hanger is in excellent condition with only a few areas of wear on the higher points. The leather strap which secures the blade to the hanger has broken where the stud slit is, but is still full length. The metal clip is in working order and bears the stamp “A” for the manufacturer Assmann. This is a great opportunity to own a complete matching example of the TENO JR hewer in excellent condition. 1,500 - 2,000

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LOT - 655 655 - LOT OF 3: “RLB” PARTS DAGGERS & CHAINED “NSKK” PARTS DAGGER FROM THIRD REICH. Lot contains: (A) One First Model RLB Officers Dagger, (B) One Second Model Officers RLB Dagger, and (C) One Chained NSKK Dagger. (A) The First Model RLB Dagger blade is in very good condition. The blade has roughly 20% freckling, moderate runner marks, and a chip to the cutting edge near the tip. It appears the original crossguard has been replaced with an aluminum reproduction. The wooden grip is leather wrapped and is in very good condition with scattered light marks. The grip emblem has some chipping to the enamel and shows signs of a repair attempt. The silver plated pommel could also be a replacement and is in very good condition. The leather wrapped scabbard is in excellent condition with scattered light marks and freckling throughout the silver plated fittings. A few small pock marks can be seen on the reverse of the lower fitting. (B) The Second Model RLB Officers Dagger’s blade is in very good condition. The blade has good cross graining, scattered light marks from the scabbard runners, and general use. There are some small chips on the cutting edge of the blade. The aluminum cross guard appears to be a reproduction replacement. The leather wrapped wooden grip is in very good condtion showing signs of light use and scattered marks. The second pattern grip emblem is intact and shows some signs of light enamel flaking. The silver plated pommel cap could also be a reproduction. The second pattern scabbard is in very good condition showing light wear and scattered marks throughout. The correct leather hangers accompanying this dagger are in very good condition with some light wear to the leather and patina to the metal fittings. (C) The Chained NSKK Dagger blade is in near mint condition. The blade exhibits excellent cross graining and light runner marks. The Carl Eickhorn makers logo and RZM code are etched on the reverse. The nickel silver plated fittings retain approximately 90% of the original plating. The rosewood grip is in near mint condition with an aluminum inlayed eagle. The black painted scabbard and fittings are in near mint condition with only a few scattered marks. The black paint on the scabbard could possibly be a re-paint. The center band and chain, which are marked M5/25, could possibly be replacements. 1,500 - 2,000

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656 - LOT OF 4: THIRD REICH DAGGERS. Lot contains: (A) Army Officer dagger with hanger, (B) early SA dagger, (C) Naval Officer dagger, and (D) Army Officer’s dagger. (A) Heer dagger made by “WKC” in overall excellent condition. Dagger has an excellent blade with light runner marks, excellent cross-graining and scattered light marks, with very light freckling near the tip. Crossguard and pommel cap are very good, with some discoloration to the finish. Trylon grip is excellent. Scabbard is LOT - 656 excellent with some areas of freckling on the lower half. Correct hanger assembly with dark green backing in very good condition and correct portepee in fair condition are included. (B) Very early SA dagger made by “J.P. Sauer & Sohn” in overall excellent condition. Dagger has an excellent blade and moderate runner marks. Excellent cross-graining and a coat of cosmoline are present on the blade. Very early rosewood grip with solid nickle fittings are very good, with light scattered marks. Very good scabbard has anodized finish, with areas of freckling on the sides, covering about 10% of the surface. Very good solid nickle fittings have scattered light marks. Screws on scabbard fitting appear to be untouched. Dagger includes the correct early hanger assembly. (C) Kriegsmarine dagger made by “WKC” in over excellent condition. Dagger has an etched blade in excellent condition. Crossguard and pommel are solid brass with a brass wire wrapped trylon grip in excellent condition. Hammered brass scabbard has three dents on the lower half, slightly bending the scabbard. Includes proper hanger, with all fittings on hanger and scabbard made of brass. (D) Heer Officer dagger made by “Robert Klaas” in overall near mint conidtion. Balde is excellent, with some runner marks, and light scattered marks. Thick nickel plating on crossguard and pommel, they and the trylon grip are in near mint condition. Scabbard also has think nickel plating and is in near mint condition. Near mint portepee is attached. 1,200 - 1,900

657 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH AND IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVAL DAGGERS. Lot contains (A) Imperial German Navy dagger, (B) Imperial German Navy dagger, and (C) Third Reich Navy dagger. (A) Imperial German Kriegsmarine dagger with Knight emblem on etched blade in overall very good to excellent. Blade is very good condition, with scattered light marks and light freckling. Etched scenes includes sailing warships, crown, and sailing implements. Pommel is a replaced Third Reich model with damage to both the wire and upper grip area. Grip is cracked near the top. Brass scabbard, brass fittings, and hanger are in excellent condition. (B) Third Reich Kriegsmarine dagger made by “Carl Eickhorn” is in over LOT - 657 excellent condition. Blade is near mint condition with scattered light marks. Solid brass crossguard, pommel, and wire wrapped grip are in excellent condition. Brass scabbard has one ding between the two fittings. Portepee is in very good condition. (C) Imperial German Kriegsmarine dagger made by “WKC” with an etched blade is in overall very good to excelent. Blade is very good condition with areas of freckling, especially near the tip. Solid brass crossguard, pommel, and wire wrapped grip are in excellent condition. Lacquered brass scabbard has several dings near tip and that end is not straight. Portepee is in very good condition. 1,000 - 1,500

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658 - THIRD REICH LAND CUSTOMS DAGGER. Lot containing a Third Reich Land Customs Dagger with Hanger and Portepee. The overall condition of this dagger is very good. The steel blade retains a light cross graining with areas of light freckling and runner marks from the scabbard. The reverse side of the blade is etched with the maker’s logo for the firm of “E. F. Horster”. The aluminum cross guard and pommel nut are in near mint condition showing light patina and natural wear on the hand defined details of the eagle and oak leaves. The leather wrapped wooden core grip is wound with a delicate twist-braid silver wire. The grip has light natural wear with no tears or holes. The scabbard is in fair condition. The scabbard’s original leather wrapping has been lost to time, and it appears that a previous owner has painted the leather area to match the green of the original wrapping. The aluminum fittings on the scabbard shows signs of wear with a few dents, and the original retaining screws have been replaced. This dagger is accompanied with the correct silver and green accented hanger. The hanger is in excellent condition showing minimal wear to the straps or aluminum fittings. The portepee is silver with gray flakes and portepee core. All in all, this is an uncommon dagger to find in any condition. 1,100 - 1,600 LOT - 658

LOT - 659 659 - LOT OF 6: THIRD REICH DAGGERS. Lot contains (A) NSKK dagger, (B) SA dagger, (C) Naval Officer’s dagger, (D) Railway dagger, (E) Army dagger and (F) Hitler Youth knife. (A) NSKK dagger made by “RZM M7/29” in overall excellent condition, with a very good blade with moderate runner marks, and about 15% of the blade’s finish with light freckling. Rosewood grip, nickel plated fittings and eagle are in very good to excellent condition, with scattered light marks. Scabbard has about 95% of the original black finish. Nickel-plated fittings have some crazing over 15% of the surface. Hanger has leather tip missing. (B) SA dagger made by “RZM M7/37” is in overall very good condition. Blade is in excellent condition, with light runner marks and very light freckling. Rosewood grips and nickle plated fitting in very good condition. Scabbard retains 95% original finish, and nickel-plated fittings have light scattered marks, and slight dent to tip. Correct “RZM” marked hanger included. (C) Kriegsmarine dagger made by “Carl Eickhorn” in overall excellent to near mint. Blade with an etched blade in near mint condition, with a few light scattered marks. Solid brass pommel, crossguard, and wore wrapped trylon grip are excellent. Slight areas of tarnish on cross guard and pommel. Brass scabbard has several small dents. Dagger has correct fitting and hanger assembly with light wear. (D) Railway dagger made by Carl Eickhorn” with very good blade with light runner marks, and light freckling to approximately 15% of the finish. Army style dagger with black trylon grip and nickel plated crossguard and pommel are very good with some discoloration. Scabbard has discoloration on sides, and includes correct hanger assembly and portepee in very good condition. (E) Army dagger in overall good to very good condition. Unmarked blade in very good condition and slightly deformed 3” from the tip. Trylon grip, nickel plated crossguard and pommel have light wear and areas of discoloration. Scabbard is good, with about 40-45% of the finish freckled. Includes very good correct hanger and portepee. (F) Hitler Youth dagger made by “Anton Wingen Jr.” in overall good condition. Good blade with light marks throughout and light motto etching remaining. Grip, crossguard and handle are in very good condition. Scabbard retains 65% original finish, and the leather loop is in good condition. 900 - 1,300

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660 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH STAG HANDLED DRESS BAYONETS. Lot contains (A) Third Reich Era Clamshell Dress Bayonet, (B) Third Reich Era Police Dress Bayonet, (C) Third Reich Era Stag Grip Saw-Back Dress Bayonet. (A) Third Reich Era Clamshell Dress bayonet is overall in excellent condition. The “Carl Eickhorn” chrome plated blade is in excellent condition. The blade LOT - 660 exhibits light graying on the 30% of the blade near the tip, random scattered light marks, and a few very small chips to the cutting edge of the blade. The silver plated brass grip fittings and clamshell are in near mint condition. The leather scabbard, with silver plated brass fittings, are in excellent condition with a few small shallow dents to the lower fitting, and scattered light marks to the blackened leather. The brown leather frog and portepee knot are in excellent condition, with a few scattered light marks from natural wear over the years. (B) Third Reich Era Police Dress Bayonet is in, overall, near mint condition. The chrome plated “Alexander Coppel” marked blade is in near mint condition, with very light freckling on 5% of the blades tip. The silver plated brass grip fittings and stag grip are in near mint condition. A white metal third reich police emblem is affixed to the grip, and the cross guard is marked “S.E.I. 527”, which corresponds with the same “S.E.I. 527” marked on the upper scabbard fitting, making this a matched set. The leather scabbard is in near mint condition with scattered light marks and a few very small dings on the upper and lower metal fittings. A black leather frog accompanies this set. (C) Third Reich Era Stag Grip Saw-back Dress Bayonet in excellent condition. The chrome plated saw-back blade made by “WKC” is in near mint condition with light freckling and runner marks. The stag grip and metal fittings are in excellent condition, with some scattered light marks and freckling to the silver plating. It appears that the stag grip plates could possibly be replacements. The metal scabbard is in excellent condition, retaining 90% of its original factory black paint. The leather frog which accompanies this set is in near mint condition with a few light scuff marks from the bayonet resting in place. 900 - 1,400

661 - LOT OF 4: THIRD REICH DAGGERS. Lot contains: (A) Luftwaffe dagger with hanger, (B) Luftwaffe first model dagger, (C) SA dagger, and (D) Luftwaffe officer dagger. (A) Luftwaffe dagger made by “WKC” in overall excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition with cross-graining present, and exhibiting light runner marks. Crossguard and pommel are made from aluminium with a wire wrapped trylon grip and in excellent condition. Scabbard is in excellent condition and includes the proper hanger. Dagger includes the correct portepee in fair condition. (B) Luftwaffe first model officer’s dagger made by LOT - 661 “Ernst Pack & Sohne” in overall very good condition. Blade is in excellent condition with excellent cross-graining with light runner marks and very light freckling. Cross guard and pommel are in very good condition and the blue leather grip with wire wrapped is also in very good condition. Blue leather wrapped scabbard is in good condition, with a 1/2” piece piece missing on the lower half and a 1” crack in the same area. Finish on scabbard fittings is good, with about 50% original finish remaining. Dagger includes the correct chain and hanger in good condition. Portepee is attached and in excellent condition. (C) SA dagger made by “RZM M7/85” is overall excellent condition. Blade is in very good condition with moderate runner marks, very good cross-graining and a few areas of freckling and scattered marks. Rosewood grip and nickel-plated zinc fittings are excellent, with the correct inlaid in grip. Excellent scabbard with over 90% original painted finish remaining. Nickle-plated fittings show scattered light marks, and finial at tip is crushed. Dagger includes the correct three piece hanger that is “RZM” marked in two locations. (D) Luftwaffe Officer dagger made by “WKC” in overall very good condition. Blade is in very good condition, with moderate runner marks, very good cross-graining, and some light freckling. Wire wrapped trylon grip and its fittings are excellent. Scabbard is also in excellent condition, with very light freckling and a replaced throat screw. Dagger includes the correct portepee in fair condition. 900 - 1,400

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662 - LOT OF 5: THIRD REICH DAGGERS & BAYONETS. Lot contains (A) NSFK dagger, (B) first model Leftwaffe dagger, (C) second model Luftwaffe dagger, (D) fireman’s dress bayonet, and (E) dress bayonet. (A) Early NSFK dagger made by “Carl Eickhorn” in overall very good condition. Has a very good blade with moderate runner marks, very good cross-graining, scattered light marks, and light freckling near the tip. Crossguard, pommel and leather wrapped wood grip are in very good condition. Leather wrapped scabbard LOT - 662 and fittings are very good, with damage to the tip of the point. Dagger includes a good condition hanger. (B) Early first model Luftwaffe dagger made by “Carl Eickhorn” in overall very good condition. Dagger has an excellent blade with moderate runner marks and scattered light marks. Aluminium crossguard and pommel, as well as leather and wire wrapped grip are in very good condition. Light wear on high points of grip. Aluminium fittings to very good scabbard, with a couple spots of wear on leather finish. Correct aluminium chain, hanger assemble and portepee very good to excellent. (C) Second model Luftwaffe dagger made by “Carl Eickhorn” in overall excellent condition. Blade has very light runner marks and freckling on the excellent blade. Nickel plated crossguard and pommel, and wire wrapped trylon grip are excellent. Scabbard in very good to excellent, with areas of discoloration on the sides. Includes good “RZ” marked hanger and a very good portepee. (D) Fireman’s dress bayonet made by “Robert Klaas” in overall very good condition. Blade is in very good condition with some runner marks, scattered light marks, and very light freckling near the tip. Bayonet, crossguard handle and grips are very good, with scattered light marks and about 10% of the handle having freckling. Black painted scabbards has about 60% finish remaining. (E) Dress bayonet made by “PS” in Solingen in overall very good condition. Has a very good nickel plated blade exhibiting finish wear and light marks on last 3” of blade. Scabbard retains 70-75% original black finish. 900 - 1,400 663 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH SA, HEER, AND RED CROSS DAGGERS. Lot contains: (A) Third Reich SA Dagger, (B) Third Reich Heer Dagger, and (C) Third Reich Red Cross Hewer. (A) The RZM Period SA Dagger is in, overall, near mint condition. The blade is in near mint condition, with minor runner marks. Blade exhibits excellent cross graining, and is marked “RZM M/27” for the maker “Anton Wingen”. The nickel plated zinc cross guards are in near mint condition, and hold in place a near mint eagle and SA roundel inlaid rosewood grip. The brown painted scabbard with nickel plated fittings is in near mint condition. (B) The Heer Dagger is, overall, in excellent condition. The ALCOSO marked blade shows slight runner marks and light graying to a few areas. The plated zinc cross guard and pommel nut are in excellent condition with a slight amount of bubbling. The late war, white grip is in near mint condition with only a few scattered light marks. The pebbled scabbard is in near mint condition as well. (C) The Red Cross Hewer is, overall, in near mint condition. The steel, half serrated, blade is in near mint condition showing excellent cross graining. The hilt pommel and black grip plates are in near mint condition. The black painted scabbard retains approximately 90% of its original black paint. The black frog is marked “JKH 41” and is in near mint condition. 1,000 - 1,400

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664 - LOT OF 4: 3 THIRD REICH “PARTS” DAGGERS AND AN ARMY DAGGER. Lot contains a (A) NSKK “parts” dagger, (B) “Reich Arbeits Dienst” “parts” leader’s dagger, (C) Heer officer’s dagger, and (D) SA “parts” dagger. (A) NSKK dagger made by “RZM M7/73” in overall very good condition. Good blade with 25-30% freckling and moderate runner marks. Blade is loose and it appears to have been postwar assembled from parts. Rosewood grip and nickel plated fittings are in very good condition. Scabbard, nickel plated fittings, and hangar LOT - 664 are in excellent condition, but the scabbard appears to have been repainted. (B) RAD leader’s dagger made by “ALCOSO” in overall very good condition. The blade is likely to be a reproduction, and has a shallow lesser quality etching of the motto. The fittings are correct, but the grips may have been replaced. The hangar hooks on the scabbard have been replaced, and heat marks are present in that area. (C) Heer dagger made by “WKC” in overall excellent condition. The blade is near mint, with light runner marks. The grips and fittings are very good to excellent with 50% wear on the top of of the pommel. The portepee is in very good condition. (D) SA dagger in good condition overall. Blade is a reproduction. Fittings and grip are original but have been put together. Scabbard has been repainted and the fittings, while original, have been put together. 700 - 1,100

665 - LOT OF 4: THIRD REICH DAGGERS. Lot contains (A) Red Cross “HEWER”, (B) NSKK dagger, (C) Army Officer’s dagger, (D) police dress bayonet. (A) Red Cross sawback “HEWER” dagger with the correct patent pending marking on blade in overall excellent condition. Has an excellent blade, with excellent cross-graining, and scattered light marks. Grips, cross guard and pommel are very good to excellent. Pommel has two 1/8” dings on forward edge. LOT - 665 Scabbard has over 95% of the painted finish with two light dings on the back. Includes correct black leather frog marked “jkh 41” in very good condition. (B) NSKK dagger marked “RZM M7/66” is very good to excellent overall. Blade is excellent with moderate runner marks, excellent cross-graining and scattered light marks. Rosewood grip and nickel-plated fittings are is very good condition. Grip has two 1/2” cracks on obverse and reverse of grip. An inlaid eagle has no nickle plating. Scabbard retains over 95% original finish, with scattered light marks. Nickel-plated fittings are in excellent condition. Hanger is very good, with the “Assman” mark on the fitting. (C) Heer dagger made by “F.W. HOLLER” is very good excellent. Blade is excellent, with light runner marks and excellent cross-graining on the blade. Crossguard, pommel and trylon grip are all very good to excellent. Scabbard has discoloration on 50% of the finish. Correct and very good hanger and portepee included. (D) Stag-handled dress Police bayonet made by “Carl Eickhorn” in overall very good condition. Blade has scattered light marks and light freckling near tip of blade. Crossguard, handle grip and police emblem are in very good condition. Crossguard is stamped with “18”. Leather scabbard and fittings are in very good condition. Brown leather frog is maker marked and dated 1937, and has unit marking on the rear. Includes fair condition portepee. 800 - 1,200

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666 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH DAGGERS. Lot contains: (A) NSKK dagger with anodized scabbard, (B) NSKK dagger with painted scabbard, and (C) SA dagger. (A) NSKK dagger made by “SMF” is over very good. Has a good blade, with scattered light marks throughout, which may have been lightly sharpened. Rosewood grip and solid nickel fittings are very good, with the correct inlaid eagle emblem. Crossguard has “Wf” for Westfalian Gau District. Anodized scabbard and nickel fitting are in excellent condition. Correct “RZM” stamped hanger. LOT - 666 (B) NSKK dagger made by “RZM M7/66” in 1940, in overall excellent condition. The blade is near mint, and shows near mint cross-graining and light runner marks. Rosewood grip and nickel-plated fitting are very good, with some areas of freckling to metal surfaces. Scabbard appears to have been repainted with excellent nickle-plated finish. “RZM” marked hanger has some damage to the leather. (C) SA dagger made by “RZM M7/66” in 1941, in overall near mint condition. Blade is excellent to near mint, with excellent cross-graining and light runner marks. Rosewood handle and nickle-plated fittings are excellent. Scabbard retain 98% original finish with some crazing. Near mint nickel-plated fittings. “RZM” marked hanger assemble is also near mint. 800 - 1,200 667 - LOT OF 2: THIRD REICH FIRST MODEL LUFTWAFFE DAGGERS. Lot contains: (A) Luftwaffe first model “Voos” dagger, and (B) Luftwaffe first model “Malsch” dagger. (A) Luftwaffe dagger made by “Emil Voos” in overall near mint condition, but mismatched. Blade in near mint condition, with light runner marks and a blemish on the tip. Aluminum cross guard and pommel and wire wrapped leather grip are in near mint condition, with some minor damage to the leather. Blue leather scabbard is in excellent to near mint condition, with mild leather wear, and a 1/4” piece missing on the lower edge. Nickel plated steel fittings and chain are excellent to near mint, and the hanger assembly is marked “DRGM”. (B) Luftwaffe unit marked dagger made by “David Malsch” in overall excellent condition. Cross guard and top scabbard fitting are marked to I./ Flak Rgt. 12 63”. Blade in excellent condition, with light runner marks and very light freckling to 15-20% of the blade. Nickel cross guard and pommel are excellent and the blue leather wire-wrapped grip has approximately 10% of wear. Dagger includes the correct chain and hanger in near mint condition. 800 - 1,200

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668 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH SA, HEER, AND RED CROSS DAGGERS. Lot contains: (A) Third Reich SA Dagger, (B) Third Reich Heer Dagger, (C) Third Reich Red Cross Hewer. (A) The condition of the SA Dagger is near mint. The blade is marked “RZM M7/2” for Emil Voos, and is in near mint condition exhibiting excellent cross-graining. The nickel plated cross guards, with eagle and SA roundel inlaid rosewood grip, are in near mint condition. The brown painted scabbard is also in near mint plus condition. (B) The Heer dagger is, overall, in near mint condition. The steel blade is maker marked for Robert Klaas and is in excellent condition with great cross graining and light freckling. The silver plated brass cross guard and pommel are in near mint condition. The earlier orange trylon grip is near mint, and exhibits very light marks. The pebbled scabbard is in excellent condition, with a few areas with light freckling. (C) The Red Cross Hewer is overall in excellent condition. The steel blade rates near mint plus, and is marked with “Ges Geschutz”. The hilt, pommel and black grip plates are in excellent condition, with a few areas of light freckling. The black painted scabbard retains approximately 85% of its original paint and a few small dings to the metal. 900 - 1,300

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LOT - 669 669 - LOT OF 5: THIRD REICH DAGGERS. Lot contains: (A) Luftwaffe Officer dagger, (B) Army Officer dagger with portepee, (C) Army Officer dagger, (D) SA dagger, and (E) dress bayonet. (A) Luftwaffe dagger made by “SMF” with a Luftwaffe proof-mark in overall excelletn. Blade is near mint, with light runner marks, and a few scattered light marks near tip. Crossguard, pommel, and wire wrapped trylon grip are excellent. Scabbard is very good, with discoloration on sides and near the tip. Includes correct hanger assembly and portepee in excellent condition. (B) Army dagger with unmarked blade excellent to near mint overall, with excellent cross-graining on blade. Crossguard, pommel and grip are near mint. Scabbard is excellent with some discoloration to the finish on the sides. Very good portepee is present. (C) Army dagger made by “WKC” with excellent blade, excellent cross-graining, and only scattered light marks. Cross guard, pommel and grip are excellent to near mint with some discoloration to metal finish. Scabbard is has some discoloration to the edges of the finish. (D) SA dagger made by “RICH. BALKE & SOHNE” in overall very good to excellent. Sharpened blade is in good condition, with light runner marks, and scattered marks. Rosewood grip is very dry and nickel plated fittings are very good. Painted scabbard has uniform bubbling throughout. Nickle plated finishing are in excellent condition. Three piece hanger assemble is good. (E) Dress bayonet made by “PUMA” in overall good condition. Has a good condition blade with numerous dings, scattered light marks and freckling. Grip handle and guard are very good, with 20% being freckled. Scabbard retains less than 30% original finish. 700 - 1,100 224

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LOT - 670 670 - LOT OF 5: THIRD REICH DAGGERS & BAYONETS. Lot contains (A) Army dagger with hanger, (B) Army dagger, (C) police dress bayonet with metal scabbard, (D) police dress bayonet with leather scabbard, and (E) dress bayonet. (A) Heer Officers dagger made by “RICH. ABR. HERDER” in overall very good condition. Has a heavily polished blade in good condition. Crossguard, pommel, and grip are excellent with some discoloration on metal finish. Scabbard is excellent, with some areas of discoloration. Very good hanger and portepee are present. (B) Heer Officer’s dagger with unmarked blade is in overall very good condition. Blade has about 5% of the finish being freckled. Crossguard, pommel and grip are excellent, with areas of discoloration to the metal fittings. Scabbard is very good, with discoloration on the sides. Excellent portepee present. (C) Stag handled police dress bayonet with unmarked blade in overall good condition, with 40-45% of the heavily polished blade showing freckling. Handle, crossguard and pommel are very good with a post-war added police emblem. Scabbard appears to have been repainted, and nickle painted finish shows heavy freckling on the top fitting. (D) Police dress bayonet made by “P.D. LUNESCHLOSS” in overall very good condition, has a very good blade showing scattered light marks and areas of freckling. Hand guard, crossguard and grip are very good to excellent, with an emblem added to the grip post war. Good leather scabbard with nickel-plated fittings. (E) Serrated edge dress bayonet is marked with the knight emblem in overall good to very good. Has a very good blade showing heavy polishing and areas of light freckling. Grip, handguard, and crossguard are in good condition, with light marks and freckling throughout. Good leather scabbard and frog. 650 - 1,000

LOT - 671 671 - LOT OF 6: THIRD REICH DAGGERS & BAYONETS. This lot consists of (A) SA dagger, (B) Heer dagger, (C) Luftwaffe dagger, (D) Hitler Youth knife, (E) Stag handle dress bayonet, and (F) dress bayonet. (A) Later production untouched SA dagger made by “RZM M7/51” in overall near mint condition. Dagger has a near mint unsharpened blade exhibiting excellent cross graining, and light runner marks. Nickel plated cross guards in near mint condition with a near mint rose wood grip with nickel inlaid eagle. Painted scabbard with nickel plated fittings is in near mint condition and includes a three-piece hangar. (B) Heer officer dagger made by “Holler” in overall excellent condition. Has a near mint unsharpened blade. Plated fittings in excellent exhibit light natural wear and an even patina, with pumpkin orange grip is excellent condition with no signs or cracks or chips. Scabbard is in excellent condition exhibiting natural wear with an even patina matching the rest of the dagger. Includes correct original hangar and portepee. (C) Luftwaffe officer dagger made by “Forster” in overall excellent to near mint. Dagger has an excellent unsharpened blade displaying light graying and freckling. Aluminum fittings and wire wrapped grip are in near mint condition with light natural wear. Plated scabbard in near mint condition with 10% of areas of light freckling, with correct hangar and portepee. (D) Early Hitler Youth knife made by “EP&S” with motto blade in overall good condition. Blade is good with 40% freckling. Plastic grip in good condition, with fittings which exhibit areas of freckling and graying. Blued scabbard in good condition with 30% freckling. Leather belt loop has missing rivet. (E) Stag handled dress bayonet made by “WKC” in overall good condition. Chrome plated blade in excellent condition, and light runner marks. Stag grip and fittings in very good condition, with painted scabbard in good condition with 60% freckling. Frog and knot in fair condition. (F) Dress bayonet made by “ALCOSO” in overall excellent condition, with chrome plated blade in excellent condition with lights runner marks and scattered light marks. Black painted scabbard is in excellent condition with less than 10% freckling. 650 - 1,000

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672 - LOT OF 11: THIRD REICH DRESS BAYONETS & HITLER YOUTH KNIVES. (A) Lot contains two Fireman’s dress bayonets: one made by “Carl Eickhorn” in near mint condition with maker marked frog, and the other is unmarked in overall very good condition with a frog which is becoming unstitched. (B) Lot also contains three short dress bayonets: one made by “Horster” in excellent condition with a frog, another made by “Herder” in very good condition, and another unmarked in good condition. (C) Lot also contains three long dress bayonets: one made by “Carl Eickhorn” in excellent condition with a white parade dress frog, another made by “WKC” and another made by “Alcoso” both in very good condition. (D) Lot also contains an uncommon saw-back long dress bayonet made by “Carl Eickhorn” in very good condition with a frog. (D) Lot also contains two transitional “Hitler Youth” knives: one made by “G. Felix” (RZM M7/28) in excellent condition, and another made by “Carl Eickhorn” in good condition with no finish on scabbard remaining. 700 - 1,100

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673 - LOT OF 2: THIRD REICH RAD HEWER & SECOND MODEL LUFTWAFFE DAGGERS. Lot contains: (A) RAD Hewer dagger, and (B) Luftwaffe dagger. (A) RAD dagger marked “Carl Eickhorn” in overall excellent condition. Triple marked blade is excellent to near mint, and has light runner marks and scattered marks. The motto “Arbeit adelt” is present on the blade. Nickel plated steel fittings and stag grips are in near mint condition. Scabbard and fittings retain more than 80% of its black paint and nickel plating. (B) Luftwaffe dagger marked “ASSO” in overall excellent condition. Blade is excellent with light runner marks, scattered marks, and light freckling. Aluminum fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with the wire being slightly loose. Steel scabbard is in excellent condition with some freckling to the sides. Portepee is also attached and is excellent. 700 - 1,200

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674 - LOT OF 2: THIRD REICH “PARTS” RLB DAGGERS. Lot contains (A) 1st Model “RLB” Dagger and, (B) 2nd model “RLB” dagger. (A) Early “RLB Subordinate” dagger manufactured by “W.K.C.” with a near mint steel blade. Blade exhibits light runner marks. Grip is an original black ebony type, however it appears that the cross guard and pommel cap are possible reproduction replacements. Scabbard is near mint plus condition with over 96% of its original finish remaining. Scabbard nickel plated fittings are in excellent condition and exhibits areas of wear on the lower inside which is consistent with being worn. (A) Late “RLB Subordinate” dagger manufactured by “Gustav Spitzer” with a near mint steel blade. Blade exhibits light runner marks and several areas of light freckling. Grip is an original black ebony type, however it appears that the cross guard and pommel cap are possible reproduction replacements. Grip emblem shows signs of enamel damage and repair. Scabbard is near mint condition, with over 92% of its original finish remaining. The scabbard’s nickel plated fittings are in excellent condition with areas of light freckling and scattered light marks. 600 - 1,000

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675 - THIRD REICH RED CROSS LEADER DAGGER. Red Cross Leader Dagger with correct hangers and army pattern portepee. These daggers were commissioned in 1938. The overall condition of the dagger is near mint. The unmarked blade of the dagger is in near mint condition showing excellent cross graining and only a few very small superficial marks. The silver plated fittings are in near mint condition, with no lifting to the plating and only a few signs of honest wear. The orange synthetic trylon grip is in excellent condition with no cracks or chips. One side fo the grip is a darker orange than the other from the effects sunlight has on the trylon. The silver plated scabbard is in near mint condition, showing only minimal freckling. The correct hangers for this dagger are also in near mint condition. The hangers exhibit no fraying or tears, and a few scattered marks on the reverse side of the cloth strips. The hangers aluminum fittings are crisp with a few scattered light marks. The army style portepee is in excellent condition with only minor signs of wear and no fraying. An honest and clean Red Cross Leader Dagger with correct hangers to complete. 650 - 1,000

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676 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH SS “PARTS” DAGGERS. Lot contains three SS daggers made from parts: (A) One “M33” dagger made by “Carl Eickhorn” with an unsharpened blade in overall excellent condition, and good cross graining, light freckling, and runner marks. Dagger has original solid nickel crossguards added with a reproduction grip. Anodized scabbard with private purchase vertical hangar is in very good condition with two minor dents and some remaining lacquer. (B) One “M36” dagger with LOT - 676 unmarked Himmler presentation blade which has been heavily polished and in fair condition. Original nickel plated crossguards in good condition, and a black ebony grip with nickel eagle inlay in very good condition. Black repainted “M36” scabbard in 95% condition with chain missing, but with SS marked vertical hangar. (C) One “M36” dagger with a slightly sharpened and buffed unmarked blade in good condition with minor chipping to blade, with uniform graying and freckling. Original nickel plated crossguards in very good condition, and black ebony grips with nickel eagle inlay in very good condition. Black scabbard has been repainted and the chain is a reproduction. Includes an original 42cm dagger knot. 600 - 1,000

677 - LOT OF 2: THIRD REICH FIRST MODEL LUFTWAFFE AND KRIEGSMARINE DAGGERS. Lot contains: (A) Luftwaffe first model dagger, and (B) Kriegsmarine dagger. (A) Luftwaffe dagger marked “Helbig” in overall very good to excellent condition. Blade is very good with runner marks, finish bubbling to 5-10%, and areas near tip and edge where the finish is missing. Nickel fittings with a blue leather wire-wrapped grip are very good to excellent condition. Blue leather scabbard and nickel plated steel fittings are in excellent condition, with a couple of minor dings. Dagger includes the correct chain and hanger in excellent condition. (B) Kriegsmarine dagger marked “WKC” in overall excellent condition. Blade in excellent condition, with light runner marks and a couple of spots of freckling. Brass cross guard and pommel, as well as wire-wrapped trylon grip are near mint. Brass scabbard with gilt remaining in recesses is excellent, with one throat screw missing. 600 - 1,000

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678 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN THIRD REICH NSKK DAGGER & POLICE BAYONET. A German Third Reich NSKK Dagger in, overall, excellent condition. The “ASSO” marked steel blade is in excellent condition overall. The blade has been heavily cleaned removing much of the original crossgraining, as well as the burnishing inside the “Alles fur Deutschland” blade motto. Scattered marks can be seen on both sides of the blade and were touched up when cleaned. The upper and lower cross-guards are made of nickle silver, with the lower being Gau marked “Wm” for Westmark. The cross guards are in excellent condition with scattered light marks. The rosewood grip is in excellent condition with a few LOT - 678 scattered marks throughout. The grip eagle and SA roundel appear to have been replaced at some point. The scabbard is overall in very good condition. The upper and lower fittings are in excellent condition, but may have been tampered with as evidence on the screw head shows some rounding from a screwdriver slipping. The scabbard has been painted black but appears to have been painted post war. An original dagger hanger accompanies this dagger. The German Police Bayonet is overall in near mint condition. The nickle plated blade is near mint and marked “A.C.S” for Alexander Coppel Solingen; aka Alcoso. The blade has a few superficial scratches, but is very nice. The nickle plated brass hilt and guard are in excellent condition and shows some patina in the recesses of the design. The stag grips are in near mint condition, and sport an aluminum Police grip eagle. The scabbard fitting are nickle plated brass and are in near mint condition. The fittings are held to the excellent condition leather scabbard with period leather staples. An original leather frog accompanies this bayonet. Also to note is that the bayonets reverse guard and upper scabbard throat are both marked with “S.M.IV 1588” making this a matching set. 700 - 1,000

679 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN THIRD REICH HEER & KRIEGSMARINE DAGGERS. (A)The German Heer Dagger is, overall, in very good condition. The unmarked nickle plated blade has no damage, but has consistent graying and spotting throughout. The nickle plated fittings are in excellent condition. The cross guard has a different patina from the nut, and could be a possible replacement. The trylon yellow-orange grip is in excellent condition with some patina in the recesses and a few small chips. The scabbard is in very good condition and shows freckling and scattered light marks throughout. There is a small dent on the lower portion of the scabbard. (B) The Kreigsmarine Dagger is, overall, in excellent condition. The nickle plated etched blade is near mint and LOT - 679 has the makers mark “Horster”. A few scattered marks can be observed near the blades ricasso area. The gilded brass cross-guard and pommel nut are in excellent condition. Most of the gilding has worn off, but still display very well. The wire wrapped trylon grip is in near mint condition and shows a slight even yellowing from age. The gilded brass scabbard is in excellent condition as well. 75% of the scabbard’s gilding remains intact and only a very small ding can be observed on the edge. The locking mechanism is still in working order. 600 - 900

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680 - THIRD REICH SA DAGGER. SA dagger marked “Udine” in overall very good to excellent condition. This dagger rates a 8 out of 10 on the McSarr rarity scale. Blade is excellent with runner marks, scattered marks, and a couple spots of light freckling. Nickel fittings and rosewood grips are near mint, and untouched. Anodized steel scabbard has approximately 55% of its original finish remaining. Nickel plated fittings are excellent. A desirable dagger maker! 500 - 900 681 - LOT OF 6: GERMAN WWII BAYONETS, SHOVEL, STICK GRENADE, & PERSONAL EFFECTS. Lot contains: (A) Matching “44fnj” Bayonet with Latewar Frog, (B) Mismatched “clc44” Bayonet, (C) Mismatched “Herder” Bayonet, (D) M24 “dbk41” Inert Stick Grenade, (E) Shovel With Carrier, and (F) Smoking Items. (A) Matching numbered “clc44” bayonet and scabbard with a sharpened blade in overall very good condition. Bayonet frog is the rare late war variant made from olive M44 canvas and brown leather. (B) Mismatched “clc44” bayonet and scabbard in overall good condition with an unknown style of black leather frog. (C) Mismatched 1939 dated “Herder” bayonet and scabbard in overall excellent condition. Black leather frog is dated “1942”, maker marked, and have a broken retaining strap. (D) Inert M24 stick grenade in overall very good condition. Handle is marked “dbk41” and head has a faint white inked eagle and “WaA” marking. Removed inert fuse is in grenade head, and ceramic ball and pull cord are inside the wooden stick body, but cap is damaged. (E) Military shovel and carrier in overall very good condition. Shovel and carrier are of unknown origin and maybe a Swiss set. (F) Package of 25 World War II era Estonian cigarettes, a package of 15 German World War II cigarette papers, and full box of German World War II wooden matches. All three packages and contents are in near mint in near mint condition. 400 - 600 682 - THIRD REICH RED CROSS DAGGER. Third Reich enlisted man Red Cross “Hewer” dagger in overall very good condition. Blade is marked “Ges. Gesch” and is in very good condition, with light freckling and blemishes over 70% of its surface. Grip and fittings are excellent with patina to the grip screws. Scabbard retains 50-60% of its original black painted finish. Dagger has its correct frog which is dated 1941 and marked “gyb”, and is in good condition. 250 - 500 230

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683 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH PARTS/ REPRODUCTION DAGGERS Lot contains three Third Reich Heer daggers. All three daggers have known reproduction blades marked “Holler” of Berlin. All other components (grips, fittings, and scabbards) of these daggers appear to be original, and have been assembled with the reproduction blades. All are in very good to excellent condition. 200 - 350 684 - ITALIAN MODEL 1932 FASCIST DAGGER. Italian Fascists Dagger is in, overall, near mint condition, The unmarked, chrome plated, steel blade is in near mint condition. The blade exhibits minor scattered light marks to the blade. The aluminum hilt features an elegant “Art Deco” style eagle on the pommel area. Two separate black bakelite grip plates are recessed into the daggers grip, with one featuring the symbol of Mussolini’s Italian Fascists. The hilt and grip plates are in near mint condition. The scabbard is beautifully nickel plated, and is in near mint condition. An uncommon dagger to find on the market. 500 - 800

685 - FINE OTTOMAN SILVER MOUNTED CORAL AND TURQUOISE ENCRUSTED KILIJ. Blade Length: 33 - 1/4” Overall Length: 39 - 1/2”

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39 - 1/2” Probably Trabzon, 19th century. Damascus steel blade of familiar kilij form with deep partial fuller, decorated on both sides and spine with gold overlaid inscriptions and decoration. Repousse decorated silver hilt and guard featuring floral motifs and ornamented with pieces of polished turquoise and fluted and polished coral on the right side. Silver repousse scabbard extensively decorated en suite with florals and also inset with coral and turquoise on the front. Pierced and chiseled silver drag and silver mounts with hanger rings. For two similar examples, see page 209, figures 507 and 508 of “Islamic and Oriental Arms and Armour” by Robert Hales. CONDITION: Blade retains a light grey surface overall with fuller retaining a darker patina, some scattered areas of spotting, light freckling, and darker areas, also some light wear to gold decoration. Hilt retains a dark unpolished patina and guard is slightly loose. Scabbard also retains a dark unpolished patina with relief designs slightly brighter. This is a very high quality and decorative Ottoman kilij for the discriminating Eastern collector. 7,000 - 10,000

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LOT - 686 686 - MAGNIFICENT SILVER GILT BRASS & IVORY MOUNTED HUNGARIAN MAMLUK HILT SABER WITH GILT DECORATED ETCHED BLADE. Blade Length: 28” Blade is etched in imitation of Turkish Damascus. The heavily curved, wide fullered 28” blade is decorated on the right side with a Turk wearing a turban, the left side with trophies of arms, calligraphy and a crest with gilt sun and splendor, a gilt brass hilt is cast and chased in relief with vines and scrolls. The grip scales of ivory. The heavy scabbard of cast and chased silver has gilt carrying rings, chape and locket, embossed with scrolls, florals and panels. CONDITION: The blade is in excellent condition with only minor wear to the gilding and little if any wear to the etching. The right ivory grip scale has a 1” section next to the cross guard period replaced. Expected age cracks in both panels, but none go through. Gilding on mounts is mostly intact, with some minor wear on high spots and several dents on left side of chape. Silver is excellent with no significant dents of damage. An extremely showy and important Mamluk saber. 3,000 - 6,000

LOT - 687 687 - GOOD LURISTAN CHARIOTEER’S SWORD CIRCA 1000 B.C.. Blade Length: 26” Overall Length: 32 - 3/8” A particularly attractive example of this classic type, our Charioteer’s sword has a 26” long blade and is 32-3/8” overall. The hilt with characteristic ear type pommel and ridged grip. The lozenge shaped blade with excellent verdigris encrustations. CONDITION: Overall, a very fine example of these elegant, ancient Bronze Age swords. 1,000 - 2,000

LOT - 688 688 - LOT OF 2: INTERESTING & UNUSUAL INDIAN GAUNTLET SWORDS, 19TH CENTURY OR LATER. Blade Length: 27” Lot contains: (A) 27” double edged blade with a hilt in the form of a tiger’s head in the round, the rear pierced all of brass. (B) 39” blade and brass hilt decorated with a stylized tigers head and repose cast brass stripes. These are extremely decorative and most interesting Indian swords which would grace the wall of any collector of ethnic weaponry. CONDITION: Excellent. 600 - 1,200

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LOT - 689 689 - GOOD & UNUSUALLY LONG IVORY HILTED YATIGAN WITH SILVER INLAID BLADE & WALRUS IVORY SCALES. Blade Length: 24” Overall Length: 30” 24” long blade of characteristic form is damascened on both sides with scrolls and highly stylized Arabic calligraphy. The hilt of bronze retains considerable original gilding and six bezel set corals. There are four bezel set corals on blade. Well fashioned walrus ivory grip scales of characteristic form. CONDITION: Grip scales are in good condition except for a few minor age cracks. Condition of blade is stained with minor pitting and losses to silver damascening. Gilding could be brightened by use of toothbrush and household ammonia. A nice, large, Ottoman Yatigan. 600 - 1,000

690 - LOT OF 2: EXECUTIONER’S KRIS. Blade Length: (A) 22 - 3/4” (B) 17 - 1/8” Overall Length: (A) 27” (B) 22 - 1/2”

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Largest: 27” L. Lot contains: (A) Straight Damascus steel blade with scalloped guard, carved ebony handle with silver ferrule and complete with wooden scabbard with repousse silver mounts. CONDITION: Fair condition, blade has a freckled grey patina with some areas of dark spotting. Handle has some chipping to carved pommel and shows some wear and flaking. Scabbard very good, blade does not fit all the way in due to shrinkage. (B) Tapered straight Damascus steel double fullered blade. Fruit wood handle with relief flower carved on top of pommel, wooden scabbard with ebony tip. CONDITION: Good condition; blade retains a grey patina with some wear and spotting. Handle is very good and has a smooth patina, ferrule is absent. Scabbard with a few minor marks. 500 - 1,000 691 - LOT OF 2: INDONESIAN KRIS. Blade Length: (A) 16” (B) 14 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 24 - 1/4” (B) 18 - 1/4” Largest: 24 - 1/4” L. Lot contains: (A) Serpentine Damascus steel blade with integral guard with decorated edge on one side. Figural Indonesian handle of bone horn or ebony base and silver ferrule. Carved wooden scabbard featuring two types of wood, top carved with relief decoration. CONDITION: Very good condition overall. Blade very good with some minor spotting and a few nicks near tip. Bone handle is very good with some minor deterioration, ferrule with some minor loss. Scabbard very good with scattered marks and minor chipping around top edge. (B) Straight Damascus steel blade of familiar form, carved wooden handle. CONDITION: Good condition overall; blade retains a dark heavy brown patina, grip excellent. 500 - 800

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692 - FINE FRENCH NAPOLEONIC OFFICER’S SABER. Blade Length: 32”

LOT - 692

Circa 1814. In the classic Empire style, this lovely saber has a 32” blue and gilt blade with stirrup hilt, checkered, fluted ebony grip and relief cast and chased bronze goddess langettes. The gilt brass pommel is delicately engraved with wriggle work and D guard with a relief flower. An elaborately cast and chased gilded brass scabbard with relief battle scene which shows men on horseback firing pistols and wings with lightning bolts. Another scene shows a soldier in a bi-horn hat firing an artillery piece. CONDITION: Blade is in excellent condition with most of the original fire blue and gilding remaining. Original polish remaining on the front 2/3 of the scabbard. Hilt with some original gilding remaining. Scabbard with traces of original gilding, with some door dents, pinches and other mars. Altogether a very showy and attractive French saber. 3,000 - 5,000

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693 - FINE SPANISH CUP HILT RAPIER 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY WITH FULLERED BLADE SIGNED “TOLEDO BLADE”. The 40” long slender blade is of fine quality, signed “in Toledo”. The cup is finely chiseled cup with soldiers on horseback and men holding horns and fachions, near a castle. The pommel and cast have chiseled Turks head en suite, appears to be the original fine wire wrapped grip, chiseled guard De Polvo intact. CONDITION: The whole is fine original condition throughout. The steel shows only minor wear and corrosion. The blade is crisp with expected minor bending. The grip is fine. An extremely attractive and original rapier. 2,000 - 4,000

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694 - LOT OF 2: BRASS HILTED PIERCED SMALL SWORD & SILVER HILTED SMALL SWORD WITH REPLACED GUARD Blade Length: (A) 34” (B) 30 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 40 - 1/4” (B) 37 - 1/8” Lot contains: (A) Brass hilted French small sword with tapered straight triangular blade. Pierced brass guard, knucklebow and pommel. Grip wrapped with straps of copper and braided copper wire. CONDITION: Good. Blade has been cleaned and retains a freckled grey patina with some dark spotting. Hilt is unpolished and shows wear overall. Grip is very good but slightly loose and one braided copper ferrule is deteriorated. (B) Silver hilted French small sword with straight tapered triangular blade. Pommel and knucklebow are chased with military motifs on a stippled ground. Replaced plain silver guard. Grip wrap with ornate braided silver wire. CONDITION: Good to very good. Blade shows some wear and retains a dark grey patina. Hilt shows some light wear and some dried silver polish. A nice lot of attractive small swords. 1,000 - 2,000 234

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LOT - 695 695 - FINE FRENCH SILVER HILTED SMALL SWORD. Blade Length: 32” Overall Length: 39” Tapered triangular steel blade made in Solingen and marked on both sides of ricasso with decorated panel and French inscription. Fine solid silver pierced guard featuring ornate scroll work and flowers with faces. The knucklebow is also decoration with pierced scrollwork. The pommel is decorated en suite and features chased floral faces on both sides. The grip features braided silver wire ferrules at each end and is ornately wrapped with alternating strips of silver and sets of braided wire. CONDITION: Very good. Blade retains a light grey patina with a few areas of dark spotting, few areas are clear. Hilt retains some patination and shows some wear to high surfaces. Quillon appears to have been professionally restored. Grip wrap is slightly loose. This is a very high quality and decorative small sword. 1,000 - 2,000

696 - FRENCH IMPORTED AMERICAN ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SWORD. Blade Length: 28” Overall Length: 33 - 1/2”

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Curved steel blade with partial single fuller on each side. The top 10” of both sides are blued around an etched panel and the remainder of the blade, except for the last 4”, is etched on both sides. The right side shows a large engraved and gilded eagle with an “E PLURIBUS UNUM” banner in its beak and a liberty pole above drums and cannons, in the center of the etched panel are flags, pole arms and a cannon, marked “WARRANTED” near the ricasso. The other side has an etched panel within the blued section with crossed flags and pole arms, as well as engraved and gilded pole arms above the panel. The etched portions of the blade features foliate scrolls, flowers and an eagle. The right side is etched with large lettering “Garde Nationale” and on the other side “Odre Public”. This is a highly decorative and attractive blade. The hilt is a French form, nearly identical to the Pattern 1721 French swords. The grip is wrapped with black leather an decorated with copper wire. The black leather covered scabbard has brass mounts. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade retains approximately 90-95% bright fire blue and gilt finishes. Etched areas are excellent retaining nearly all of their original polish with only a few areas of light grey freckles and some scabbard wear on high edges. Hilt and scabbard mounts retain a pleasing mustard patina. Grip has some light wear in high areas and is very good. Scabbard is excellent with only a few minor cracks and marks from use. 1,000 - 2,000

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LOT - 697 697 - LOT OF 2: FRENCH HUNTING SWORD WITH SCABBARD & ELEPHANT HILTED EASTERN SWORD Blade Length: (A) 21 - 7/8” Overall Length: (A) 28 - 3/4” Lot contains: (A) Slightly curved steel blade, partially blued at top 6” of both sides. Deeply engraved with arms motifs and gilt wash with panels of decoration at the ricasso on each side. Silver guard with sections of gadrooning in center and quillons marked with small French hallmarks on both sides. Tapered grip of fluted ebony with silver ferrule at front and silver pommel cap. Complete with brown leather scabbard with silver mounts and hanger. CONDITION: Good to very good. Blade has some chipping to edge and tip has been rounded. Some scattered dark spots of corrosion. Retains approximately 80% of blued and gilt finishes. Hilt and scabbard mounts retain an unpolished patina with some scattered marks from use, drag with one large dent on right side. Leather scabbard with some scattered scuffing and staining, otherwise excellent. (B) Unusual Eastern sword with elephant head pommel. Slightly curved steel blade with partial fuller on each side. Small cast brass guard is silver plated. Detailed elephant’s head pommel features an inset purple stone on the forehead and is silver plated. Grip probably a rhino horn and wrapped with twisted silver wire. CONDITION: Good. Blade has been cleaned and shows some edge wear and scattered dark spots. Hilt retains about 90% of silver plating with some losses on pommel to high edges. Grips shows some minor chipping around front ferrule on left side. A nice lot of decorative swords. 800 - 1,200

LOT - 698 698 - SILVER HILTED SMALL SWORD. Blade Length: 32 - 1/2” Overall Length: 39 - 1/4” This attractive silver hilted small sword features a straight colichemarde blade. The top portion engraved with panels of decoration. Solid silver hilt features a pierced guard with relief scrollwork. Knucklebow and pierced pommel decorated en suite. The leather wrapped wood grip was once wrapped with silver wire. CONDITION: Very good. Blade retains a light grey patina with some scattered dark spots. Hilt retains a patinated surface. Grip retains all of its original leather. 700 - 1,000

LOT - 699 699 - FRENCH HUNTING SWORD. Blade Length: 24” Overall Length: 30 - 3/4” Slightly curved flat steel blade with 2-1/2” clip point. Left side of ricasso stamped with a crescent moon and “CAMUS/ APAU” on left side. Silver guard and pommel cap engraved with foliate designs and florals on both sides. Left side engraved with hearts and bow and arrow in the center. Ebony grip decorated with molded borders and engraved silver strap on top and plain unengraved strap on bottom. Each side is decorated with three convex silver ovals engraved with flowers. CONDITION: Very good. Blade retains a light grey patina with some areas of darker patina. Silver is unpolished. Bottom grip strap possibly replaced. This is a nice, well marked and attractive hunting sword. 700 - 1,000

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700 - EXTREMELY RARE & FINE AMES 1833 DRAGOON OFFICER’S SABER. Blade Length: 34” Overall Length: 39 - 3/4” There are only five or six specimens known to exist. This example is not only the finest, but the only one with its original scabbard. This sword is featured on page 61 of “Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Sabers” by John H. Thillmann, it is also featured on page 39 and 112 of “The Ames Sword Company 1829 to 1935” by John D. Hamilton. The sword has a slightly curved, single edge steel blade with piped spine running the full length into point. Both sides of the blade feature 18-1/4” etched panels. The right side is etched with an American eagle holding a “LIBERTY” banner in its beak, crossed American flags with a cap engraved “LIBERTY” and etched near the ricasso “N.P. Ames/ Cutlery/ Springfield”. The opposite side is decorated with florals, an American eagle, an Indian with a tomahawk and bow, and arms motifs with a wreath around the word “LIBERTY”. There is also a large presentation panel with etched inscription “UNITED STATES DRAGOONS” above two attentive branches. The two branch gilt brass hilt features a small counter guard on the left side and has single line borders around edges. Grip is wrapped with sharkskin and decoration with a strand of twisted brass wire. The sword is complete with its original steel scabbard, retaining generous traces of its original brown finish. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade retains almost all of its original polish with only some light frosting and some minor scabbard marks. Hilt retains 60-70% of its original gilt finish and the grip is excellent; one minor loss to wire wrap. Scabbard retains a mix of original brown finish mixed with brown patina. There is some extremely shallow and minor denting near the drag. This is a very scarce and important Dragoon officer’s sword. From the Jim Linton Collection 10,000 - 15,000

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LOT - 701 701 - EXTREMELY RARE PRESENTATION GRADE AMES MODEL 1841 NAVY OFFICER’S SWORD. Blade Length: 27 - 3/8” Overall Length: 32 - 7/8” This sword is the highest grade, finest condition specimen of a Model 1841 that is known. It features a slightly curved polished steel blade with pipe running the entire length of the blade. Each side features a 19” etched panel of decoration. The right side has an eagle with an “E PLURIBUS UNUM” banner in its beak, a sailor with a telescope in the mast, as well as musical instruments and arms motifs. Etched near the ricasso is “N.P. Ames/ Cutler/ Springfield”. The top of the blade is decorated with etched vines. The left side of the blade is etched with a ship of war, “US Navy” and a large fouled anchor. Gilt brass hilt with chased decoration overall including the folding guard which is decorated with leaves and acorns on a stippled ground; the other side with a plain, folding counterguard. Sword features acorn quillons and an eagle’s head pommel with faceted backstrap. Detailed carved ivory grip with relief feathers engraved with detailed shading and a rope design around the base followed by a gilt brass ferrule with floral decoration. The sword is complete with original black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts, decorated with applied chased adornments. The drag features a series of leaves and acorns. The center mount with a fouled anchor and the throat mount’s frog stud is chased with a fouled anchor. The left side of the throat mount has an applied plaque marked “N.P. AMES/ MAKER/ CABOTVILLE MASS.” CONDITION: Excellent. Blade retains nearly all of its original polish with only a couple small grey freckles. The hilt retains approximately 90-95% original gilt finish with some high edge wear on pommel, backstrap and counterguard. Ivory grip is excellent but due to shrinkage there is a small gap between the top of the grip and backstrap. Grip has some minor crazing from age near the ferrule. Scabbard has some minor cracks due to age and retains almost all of its original finish. The mounts retain about 85-90% of the original gilt finish with some wear on higher areas. This is an extremely rare specimen in extraordinary condition. 8,000 - 12,000

LOT - 702 702 - EXTREMELY FINE & SCARCE AMES MODEL 1861 NAVAL OFFICERS CUTLASS WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 26” Overall Length: 32” This is one of the rarest of all Ames swords and it is in nearly pristine condition. The slightly curved polished steel blade has a wide partial fuller on each side. The right side of the ricasso is stamped “U.S.N./ D.R./ 1862”. The left side is stamped with standard Ames markings. Gilt brass hilt featuring a riveted partial basket on right side with four raised sections and pierced “USN” with engraved borders around each letter. The grip is wrapped with black leather and decorated with gilt brass twisted wire. The sword is complete with its original black leather scabbard with gilt brass button featuring a chased star at the tip and a gilt brass frog stud near the throat. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade retains nearly all of its original polish with some scattered light grey staining and a few nicks along the spine. The hilt retains 90-95% original bright gilt finish with some areas thinning and some wear on left side of guard. Grip is excellent with some scattered minor losses to surface. Scabbard is excellent with a few surface cracks from age. From the Jim Linton Collection 8,000 - 12,000 238

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LOT - 703 703 - EXTRAORDINARILY RARE & FINE AMES MODEL 1832 FOOT ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SWORD WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 19 - 1/2” Overall Length: 25 - 3/4” This example is regarded as the finest of the three that are in existence. This is from the collection of Norm Flayderman. The double edged steel blade has a fullered panel in the center on each side and both sides are decorated with 11-3/4” panels of etched decoration. One side features a large American eagle holding an “E Pluribus Unum” banner in its mouth along with oak branches, roses and musical instruments. The other side is decorated en suite and etched “N.P. Ames/ Cutler/ Springfield”. Each side of the cast brass guard is engraved with a single lined border. The pommel is chased on both sides with a detailed American eagle. The one piece grip is of fluted bone. This example is complete with its original brass scabbard. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade retains nearly all of original polish with some light grey discoloration on both sides near ricasso. The hilt and scabbard retain a mellow patina with some minor scattered storage marks. This is a rare opportunity to own the best example of an extremely rare Ames Officer’s sword. From the Jim Linton Collection 7,500 - 10,000

LOT - 704 704 - EXTRAORDINARY US MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S CLAUBERG PRESENTATION SWORD. Blade Length: 32 - 7/8” Overall Length: 39” This highly decorated Civil War officer’s presentation sword features a slightly curved polished steel blade with two partial fullers on each side, as well as long 19” etched and gilded panels of decoration on each side. The deeply etched panel on the right side shows a stand of detailed arms and cannon as well as scrolls and a patriotic American eagle holding an “E PLURIBUS UNUM” banner in its beak above a suit of armor and more polearms. All on a gilt ground. The left side displays similar stands of arms and other motifs as well as a large “U.S.” The spine is etched with repeating foliate patterns and marked “IRON-PROOF”. The left side of the ricasso is stamped “W/ CLAUBURG/ SOLINGEN” around a knight. The high quality gilt brass hilt features a pierced guard with detailed chased oak leaves, acorns, and “U.S.” The quillon is an eagle’s head. The back of the pommel cap features an American eagle posed with a patriotic shield and arrows and has an inset ruby at the tang. Around the pommel cap there are fifteen rounded rubies inset around a large rounded oval shaped piece of turquoise. The knucklebow is decorated with repeating acanthus leaf designs. Grip is a fluted silver and wrapped with a strand of braided brass wire. The sword is complete with its original silver plated scabbard with high relief cased and engraved brass mounts. The top mount has an applied eagle surrounded by a wreath as well as patriotic shield and scrolls at the top and bottom. The center mount with arms motifs and decorated en suite. On the front of the drag shows a detailed Union soldier with a “U.S.” belt buckle and a percussion musket. The backs of the mounts are also decorated and the back of the drag shows repousse work of scrolls around a “U.S.” shield. CONDITION: Very good. Polished portion of blade retains much of it’s original polish with some marks from scabbard and the etched portions show generous traces of gilt finish in protected and detailed areas with some areas of scattered grey freckling. The hilt retains approximately 70-80% of its original gilt finish with some high edge wear and wear from carrying. The grip retains a grey patina with higher areas slightly lighter in color. The scabbard is excellent retaining almost all of its silver plated finish with the mounts retaining generous traces of gilt finish in protected areas, otherwise retaining a mellow patina. For an example with a similar hilt, see page 301 of John H. Thillman’s “Civil War Army Swords”. 7,000 - 10,000 239 www.MorphyAuctions.com | November 8, 2018


LOT - 705 705 - SILVER MOUNTED PHILADELPHIA EAGLE POMMEL CAVALRY SABER MARKED WEAVER. Blade Length: 28” Overall Length: 33 - 1/2” This is a Type I eagle pommel sword signed with mark of Emmor T. Weaver, a native of Philadelphia and appeared in city directories as a silversmith, watch case maker, gilder, jeweler and swordsman. This example features a curved steel blade with partial single fuller on each side and 14-1/2” panels of blued engraved and gilt washed designs. The right side has a gilt edge and spine as well as a large Federal American eagle with an “E PLURIBUS UNUM” banner in its beak. The top of the blade features a Liberty pole with foliate designs and a “Warranted” banner. The other side with foliate scrolls and arms motifs. The hilt is of solid silver and stamped “E.T. WEAVER” on the front of the guard just below the blade. Reverse P knuckle bow of spoon form with slot for sword knot. The two piece hollow eagle pommel shows great detail and is one of Weaver’s earlier hiltings. One piece ivory grip with fluted relief panel on right side. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with solid silver mounts decorated with rocker panel engraved borders. All the customary engravings on the scabbard mounts have been reinterpreted as three-dimensional raised reliefs, which is a unique feature. For a similar example, see No. 43 on page 174 of the “The American-Eagle-Pommel Sword” by E. Andrew Mowbray. CONDITION: Very good as found. Blade retains much of original polish with some staining and grey spotting. Decorated portion retains 70-80% bright blue finish with some turned to plum or thinning. Retains approximately 90% or more of original gilt finishes. Hilt and scabbard mounts are excellent and retain an unpolished patina. Maker’s mark is crisp. Grip retains a honey patina and is excellent. Leather portion of scabbard retains a crazed surface overall with some losses to stitching and original surface. This is a very nice, early Philadelphia silver hilted, eagle pommel saber. 6,000 - 9,000

LOT - 706 706 - FINE AMERICAN REVERSE P HILTED OFFICER’S SABER BY ALFRED & GEORGE WELLES OF BOSTON. Blade Length: 35 - 3/4” Overall Length: 40 - 1/8” This decorative sword features a slightly curved blade with shallow partial fuller on each side. Both sides have 22-1/2” panels of blued and gilt decoration, featuring 14 graduated gilt crescent moons with blued borders on a pinstripe ground. Both sides of ricasso decorated with gilt foliate designs and the right side is marked in a curved banner “ALFRED & GEORGE WELLES BOSTON”. The reverse “P” hilt is of gilt brass and features high relief languets finely chased with stippled foliate designs. A daisy is engraved on each side of the quillon. The spine and pommel feature relief chased leaves. Ivory grip carved with relief diamonds and two wedding bands towards the pommel, gilt brass ferrule at front. Complete with original gilt brass scabbard, extensively engraved on both sides with acanthus leaf and floral designs against a shaded ground. CONDITION: Excellent. Polished section of blade retains nearly all of original polish with only some very light grey freckles. Decorated portion retains 95-98% of gilt finishes and nearly the same of blued finishes with some high edge wear from scabbard, and some areas of blue thinning. Hilt retains about 90-95% original gilt finish with some wear on edges and around grip. Grip shows some light wear, some minor chipping along spine on both sides and a tiny chip below where knucklebow meets pommel. Scabbard retains 95% original gilt finish with some thinning on left side and on rings. Left side with a couple minor indentations. This is an extremely ornate sword in excellent condition and displays the finest quality New England workmanship. 5,000 - 8,000 240

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LOT - 707 707 - EXTRAORDINARY AMERICAN SILVER HILTED EAGLE POMMEL SABER IN FRENCH STYLE. Blade Length: 30” Overall Length: 37 - 1/8” Possibly retailed by Tiffany & Co., this fine silver hilt has a curved steel blade with wide partial fuller on each side and 18” blued, engraved and gilt decorated panels on each side. The right side features floral motifs, a patriotic eagle holding an “E PLURIBUS UNUM” banner in its beak, and a liberty pole. The ricasso is decorated with acanthus leaves and a “Warranted” banner. The left side features floral scrolls, an Indian headdress with bow and arrow, cannons flags and drums. Solid silver hilt in the French style with chased acanthus leaf languets and eagles head pommel. French grip of ivory with checkered panels on each side. Complete with black leather scabbard with solid silver mounts in the French style and a chased frog stud with a star. This is a much larger than usual example of a silver mounted officer’s saber. CONDITION: Very good. Blade retains a polished surface with some dark freckling and one nick from another sword blade on the edge. Retains approximately 80% of blued and gilt finishes with some scabbard wear to high edges. Hilt is excellent and has been polished, shows some wear and minor marks from use. Grip has been cleaned and now retains a white color with several scattered hairline cracks from age. Scabbard and mounts are very good with some minor denting. An extremely attractive, usable example. 5,000 - 8,000

LOT - 708 708 - EXTRAORDINARY AMES MODEL 1860 CAVALRY OFFICERS SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 35” Overall Length: 41” The slightly curved steel blade features wide partial fuller and narrow deep partial fuller on each side in mirror polish with 23” etched panels on both sides. The right side features foliate designs, patriotic arms motifs, and an American eagle. The left side with a large script U.S. The right side of the ricasso is etched “Ames Mfg. Co./ Chicopee/ Mass” . The gilt brass hilt is chased with foliate designs on both branches of the guard and at the back of the knucklebow. The back of the guard is decorated with a detailed eagle in flight on the top and foliate designs at the bottom, the pommel is chased with wreaths. Sharkskin wrapped grip decorated with twisted gilt brass wire. Complete with steel scabbard. CONDITION: Excellent, nearly as new. Blade retains all of original mirror polish with only a couple light scabbard marks. The hilt retains about 85-90% original bright gilt finish with some thinning and minor handling wear. Grip excellent with some light wear in high areas. Scabbard retains most of original polish with some areas turning to light grey. It would be nearly impossible to find an example in better condition. From the Jim Linton Collection 5,000 - 8,000

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LOT - 709 709 - UNMARKED CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD WITH LEATHER SCABBARD. Blade Length: 29” Overall Length: 34 - 3/4” This is a completely unmarked Confederate foot officer’s sword, as is typically the case with most Civil War Southern manufactured swords. It follows the pattern of the Federal Model 1850 foot officer’s sword. The slightly curved, completely unmarked steel blade features a shallow partial fuller on each side. The cast brass hilt features a pierced guard with delicate scrollwork. The leather wrapped grip has uneven sections separated by twisted brass wire. The sword is complete with its original black leather scabbard with brass mounts. CONDITION: Very good. Blade retains a spotted grey patina with some heavier dark spots. Hilt and scabbard mounts retain a very dark, unclean patina. Grip is very good. Scabbard is very good with some cracking and crazing to surface. This is a very honest, as found, Southern manufactured Confederate sword. 5,000 - 8,000

LOT - 710 710 - RARE TYPE I MODEL 1840 ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SABER BY HORSTMANN. Blade Length: 30 - 3/4” Overall Length: 36 - 5/8” This rare sword features a slightly curved steel blade with two partial fullers on each side. The top of the spine is inscribed “Iron-Proof”. The right side of the ricasso is stamped “HORSTMANN/ & SONS/ PHILLIP” and the left left side is stamped with a king’s head proof. Standard brass hilt with D guard. The quillon, both sides of the knucklebow and on the back of the pommel tang are all decorated with additional designs that are not found on the standard regulation sabers. Black leather covered wooden grip, wrapped with strand of twisted brass wire. Complete with original steel scabbard with two ring mounts. CONDITION: Fair. Blade retains a very dark heavy patina, with tip slightly rounded, and some scattered areas of corrosion. A few nicks are present on the edge. The hilt shows scattered marks from use and retains a dark unpolished service. Leather has worn through in high areas with wood now exposed. Scabbard retains a very dark heavy patina with a few shallow dents on the right side. This is a very scarce and desirable artillery saber. For a similar example, see page 230 of John H. Thillmann’s “Civil War Cavalry and Artillery Sabers.” 5,000 - 8,000 242

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LOT - 711 711 - CONFEDERATE CALVARY SABER BY MEMPHIS NOVELTY WORKS THOS. LEECH & CO. Blade Length: 33” Overall Length: 39 - 1/4” This well-made Confederate Cavalry saber features a curved steel blade, unmarked and with long shallow partial fuller on each side. The cast brass hilt features two branches and is very similar in style to the Model 1860 Ames Cavalry saber. The back of the guard on top is stamped “MEMPHIS/ NOVELTY WOR/ THOS LEECH & CO”. The leather covered grip is wrapped with twisted copper wire. Sword is complete with its original steel scabbard with brass mounts including drag and throat. The original leather washer still remains between the blade and the guard. CONDITION: Very good. Blade retains an unpolished spotted grey patina and shows some edge wear from scabbard. Hilt retains a dark, unpolished patina and markings are very good to excellent. Grip is very good. Scabbard retains a dark patina overall with some denting. This is a very scarce Confederate Cavalry saber and is accompanied by several important pieces of documentation including an authentication letter from Frederick R. Edmunds of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The letter describes the sword in great detail and is on a Confederate States Armory Museum letterhead. 5,000 - 8,000

LOT - 712 712 - HIGH CONDITION AMES MODEL 1840 ARTILLERY OFFICERS SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 32 - 1/4” Overall Length: 38” This high condition example features a curved single edged steel blade with wide partial fuller on each side and both sides with 22” panels of etched decoration. The right side decorated with patriotic arms, foliate scrolls, and an American eagle, bottom marked “Ames Mfg Co./ Chicopee/ Mass”. The opposite side is decorated en suite and features a large script US. The gilt brass hilt is chased with floral decoration on the quillon and panels of foliate decoration on both sides of the knucklebow on a stippled ground. The pommel is decorated with a flower surrounded by repeating foliate patterns. Brown leather wrapped grip decorated with twisted brass wire. Complete with original steel scabbard. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade retains most of original polish with some light grey staining and minor scabbard wear. Hilt retains about 95% of original gilt finish with some minor areas of thinning. Grip very good with some minor losses to surface. Scabbard excellent, retaining a spotted grey and brown patina. From the Jim Linton Collection 6,000 - 10,000

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LOT - 713 713 - EXTREMELY FINE AMES MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD. Blade Length: 30 - 1/2” Overall Length: 36 - 1/2” This sword is one of the finest condition examples known. The polished steel blade has a partial shallow fuller on each side and 20” etched panels on both sides. The right side has an “E PLURIBUS UNUM” banner with American eagle, arms motifs, and foliate scrolls. Etched near the ricasso “Ames Mfg Co/ Chicopee/ Mass”. The opposite side features foliate scrolls and arms motifs as well as a large “U.S.”. The gilt brass hilt is chased and features a pierced guard and sharkskin covered grip with twisted gilt brass wire. Black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts, the left side of the throat mount is stamped with Ames Manufacturing marks. CONDITION: Near mint. Blade retains all of its original polish with only a couple dark freckles on each side of the ricasso. Hilt retains nearly all of its original bright gilt finish with only some light wear around the pommel. Scabbard excellent with a couple light storage marks. Mounts retains all of their original gilt finish with a couple areas darkened. From the Jim Linton Collection 3,000 - 5,000

LOT - 714 714 - EXTREMELY FINE AMES MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 32 - 1/4” Overall Length: 38 - 1/2” This nearly pristine example features a slightly curved polished steel blade with two partial fullers and etched panels on each side. The right side is decorated with scrolls, an American eagle and stands of arms. Etched near the ricasso “Ames Mfg Co/ Chicopee/ Mass”. The other side shows arms motifs, scrolls and a large “U.S.”. Right side of ricasso stamped “J.H.” and left side dated 1862. Standard hilt with pierced guard and chased scrollwork and florals. Grip wrapped with black sharkskin and decorated with twisted gilt brass wire. Complete with original blued steel scabbard with gilt brass mounts of standard form. Top mount stamped with Ames manufacturing marks on left side. CONDITION: Excellent. This is considered to be one of the finest examples known. Blade retains nearly 100% of its original polish and shows only some light scabbard wear. Hilt and mounts retains approximately 95-98% original gilt finish with some light wear and thinning on edges. Scabbard is excellent and retains nearly all its original finishes. From the Jim Linton Collection 5,000 - 8,000

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LOT - 715 715 - LOT OF 4: EXTRAORDINARY PRESENTATION DECORATED CIVL WAR CAVALRY SABER BLADES. Blade Length: 34”, 32 - 3/4”, 34 - 1/4”, 33 - 1/4” Overall Length: 40 - 1/2”, 39 - 1/8”, 40 - 7/8”, 39 - 3/4” Lot contains: (A) Slightly curved single edge polished steel blade with King’s head proof stamped on left side of ricasso and a piped spine. Blade features 16” panels of etched and gilded decoration on both sides. Spine decorated with repeating foliate patterns and etched “IRON PROOF”. Right side etched with Horstmann & Sons markings. CONDITION: Very good. Retains most of original polish with some scattered dark spotting and some thinning to gold wash. (B) Straight blade with wide single fuller one each side and 15” panels of deeply etched gilded and blued decoration. German inscription at both sides of ricasso and “EICKHORN & SONS SOLINGEN” markings on one side. Blade features armorial motifs, a liberty cap, Roman soldiers and gods. Gold washed on a blued ground. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining most of original polish, gilded and blued surfaces with some light wear and minor scattered spotting. (C) Slightly curved Damascus steel blade with two partial fullers and 18” etched and gold washed panels on each side. Right side with Horstmann markings, left side stamped with King’s head proof. Motifs include large US patriotic eagle, and patriotic flags and arms motifs. CONDITION: Very good. Showing some scattered light spotting. (D) Slightly curved blade with two double fullers on each side and with 16” etched and gold wash panels. Horstmann markings and King’s head proof on right side of ricasso. CONDITION: Good to very good. Some heavy brown spotting along edge on right side, otherwise very good. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 3,000 - 5,000

LOT - 716 716 - UNMARKED CONFEDERATE CIVIL WAR STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD ATTRIBUTED TO BOYLE & GAMBLE. Blade Length: 30 - 1/2” Overall Length: 36 - 1/4” Boyle & Gamble made swords for the Confederacy and were located in Richmond, Virginia near the Old Virginia Arsenal. The sword is in the style of Boyle & Gamble and features a slightly curved blade with shallow partial fuller on each side and devoid of any markings. The crudely cast hilt is typical of the Boyle & Gamble staff sword and has a brass guard with “CS” below a star surrounded by a wreath. The wooden grip is covered with thin brown leather and wrapped with a single strand of copper wire separating the wide sections. The sword is complete with a black leather scabbard with brass mounts. The top mount has been replaced and is marked on left side with Ames markings. The other mounts appear to be of lesser quality and Southern made. CONDITION: Fair. Blade retains a spotted grey patina with scattered areas of heavy corrosion and dark freckling. The hilt retains a mostly dark, unpolished patina. Grip retains about 40-50% of its original leather covering, otherwise showing wood exposed. Scabbard is very good with a crazed surface with some scuffing and marks from use. Mounts retain a very dark, unpolished patina. Replaced throat mount is loose. 3,000 - 5,000

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LOT - 717 717 - UNMARKED CONFEDERATE CIVIL WAR CAVALRY SABER ATTRIBUTED TO BOYLE & GAMBLE. Blade Length: 33 - 3/8” Overall Length: 39 - 3/8” This sword is in the style of a Model 1840 Cavalry saber. Unfullered single edge curved steel blade, unmarked. Cast brass hilt with two branch guard and inset face on front of guard. The wooden grip is wrapped with black finished canvas and a single strand of steel wire. The sword is complete with its original scabbard of black leather, perhaps Froelich production, with heavy cast brass mounts and iron rings. CONDITION: Good to very good. Blade retains a grey patina overall with some dark spotting and areas of corrosion. Cutting edge has a few scattered nicks. The hilt retains a very dark, untouched patina and the grip is very good with some minor losses to black painted surface. Scabbard is very good with some cracking and scattered areas of losses to finish. Mounts retain a dark unpolished patina. Drag possibly replaced, as well as ring on throat mount. This sword is featured on page 187 of “Confederate Swords by William Albaugh. 3,000 - 5,000

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718 - UNMARKED CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SABER. Blade Length: 35” Overall Length: 41”

This sword is in the general style of an 1860 Ames Cavalry saber and is similar to those made by Griswold or Haiman & Bros. It features a curved steel blade with partial shallow fullers on both sides and a brass hilt with two branch guard and roughly cast front face, marked with Roman numeral “VIII”. The wooden grip is wrapped with black leather and a single strand of copper wire. The steel scabbard has a steel drag with brass ring mounts, iron rings and a brass throat mount. CONDITION: Good to very good. Blade shows some edge wear and retains a grey patina with scattered areas of dark staining. The hilt retains an unpolished patina with some minor casting flaws and marks from use. The grip retains about 70% of its original leather with some losses. Scabbard is very good, retaining a dark patina overall and some shallow denting. This is a very honest, Southern made Civil War Cavalry saber. 3,000 - 5,000

LOT - 719 719 - MODEL 1840 ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SABER BY HORSTMANN. Blade Length: 35” Overall Length: 40 - 5/8” Curved steel blade with two partial fullers on each side. Etched panel on right side displays cannons, pole arms, armor and flags and is marked at the top “W.H./ HORSTMANN/ & SONS/ PHILADELPHIA”. The left side shows stands of arms, one with a patriotic shield. Spine is etched with repeating leaf patterns. Gilt brass hilt in the French style. Chagrin grip decorated with three strands of silver and brass wire. Complete with original nickel plated steel scabbard. This sword is similar to the example shown on page 232 of John H. Thillmann’s “Civil War Cavarly and Artillery Sabers.” CONDITION: Very good. Blade retains almost all of original polish with some scattered light freckling and some dark spots around ricasso. Hilt retains a mellow patina with generous traces of gilt finish in protected areas. Grip very good with some light wear. Scabbard is excellent with no denting and grey freckling overall with a few flaked areas. Throat screw is absent. 3,000 - 5,000 246

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LOT - 720 720 - AMES MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD STYLE SWORD INSCRIBED TO GEORGE BALCH OF THE ORDNANCE CORP. Blade Length: 35 - 1/2” Overall Length: 41 - 1 /2” This Ames sword is very unusual as it is custom made and features several unique features. It was probably made between 1864 and 1865, which was when George T. Balch served at the U.S. Military Academy. The blade is a Model 1860 Cavalry style blade but is very unusual as it has a partial fuller along the top 12-1/2” of the blade’s edge and a narrow fuller on top extending 27” towards the tip on both sides. This give it the appearance of a blade with a pipe back but is the same width and thickness of a standard Model 1860 Cavalry saber blade. There are 15” etched panels on both sides. The right side features a “U.S.” a patriotic eagle below and “E PLURIBUS UNUM” banner, scrolls and patriotic arms motifs. The ricasso features a raised panel etched “Ames Mfg Co/ Chicopee/ Mass”. The left side features an etched presentation in script “George T. Balch/ Ordnance Corp U.S.A.” along with arms motifs and scrollwork. The hilt is of gilt brass and is a Model 1850 Staff & Field hilt. Features chased and pierced scrollwork on the guard with a large “US”. The sharkskin wrapped grip is decorated with twisted gilt brass wire. Complete with blued steel scabbard with gilt brass mounts with chased acanthus leaves on right sides of ring mounts. This scabbard is the type that is usually seen on higher grade cavalry officer’s sabers. George T. Balch was a Lieutenant in 1851 and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel by 1865. He was involved at the Ordnance Bureau in Washington, at Frankfurt Arsenal and Springfield Arsenal. He was also present during expeditions in the West against the Sioux. Balch was instructor of Ordnance and gunnery at the U.S. Marine Academy at West Point. He was also a principal assistant to the chief of Ordnance in Washington. This sword is featured on page 39 of “Civil War Army Swords” by John H. Thillmann. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade retains almost all of its original polish with only a few light grey spots and a few spots slightly clouded. The hilt is excellent and retains nearly 100% of the original gilt finish with only a few dark freckles. Scabbard is excellent with no denting and retains nearly all of the original finish, now mostly turned to plum brown. The mounts retain nearly all of their original gilt finish, with some minor dark freckling and one shallow dent on the left side of the drag. This is a very fine and unusual officer’s sword identified and nearly in pristine condition. 3,000 - 5,000

721 - HIGH GRADE AMES MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SABER. Blade Length: 30 - 1/2” Overall Length: 36 - 1/2”

LOT - 721

This high grade Infantry Officer’s sword features a slightly curved steel blade with two partial fullers on each side and etched panels of 23” on both sides. The right side with an eagle, “E PLURIBUS UNUM” banner, hearts, foliate and floral scrolls and a patriotic shield with arms as well as “Ames Mfg Co/ Chicopee/ Mass” on ricasso. The other side with a large “US” as well as splays of arms and foliate scrolls. The gilt brass hilt features a pierced guard decorated with chased floral scrolls on both sides and a knucklebow decorated en suite. Chagrin wrapped grip with twisted brass wire. Complete with original scabbard wrapped with black chagrin and featuring gilt brass mounts decoration with applied chased wreaths at the end of each mount. Ring mounts chased with repeating foliate designs. Left side of throat mount is stamped with Ames markings. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Blade retains a spotted grey patina with some minor wear to high edges. Hilt and scabbard mounts retain 95-98% of original gilt finish. Grip and scabbard are excellent. This is a desirable and scarce Model 1850 Officer’s saber in fantastic condition. 2,000 - 3,000

LOT - 722 722 - AMERICAN SILVER HILTED PILLOW POMMEL SPADROON, BLADE MARKED “WELLS & COMPANY”. Blade Length: 32 - 1/2” Overall Length: 37 - 3/4” Straight tapered spadroon blade with large single fuller on each side. The upper 10-1/2” of each side feature engraved and gilded decoration. The right side shows floral scrolls and arms motifs with a liberty cap. The other side features a patriotic Federal Eagle and a banner reading “I. Wells & Co / New York”. Ricasso on the right side partially beneath the hilt is stamped “G”. Solid silver hilt with five ball counterguard and knucklebow. Grip of reeded ebony with fine molded and faceted silver pillow pommel. Hilt has no visible maker’s marks. Complete with 20” of its original brown leather scabbard. CONDITION: Good. Blade shows some wear and retains a spotted grey patina; much of gilt wash still remains, especially on left side of blade. There are a few minor nicks to the edge and point is dulled slightly. The hilt retains an unpolished patina and the grip is very good with a few marks from use. Scabbard is brittle and retains a crazed surface. A very nice, early American silver hilt. 2,000 - 4,000

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LOT - 723 723 - SCARCE AMES MODEL 1832 GENERAL STAFF AND FIELD OFFICERS SWORD WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 30 - 1/2” Overall Length: 37 - 1/4” This fine example features a polished double edged steel blade with partial fuller in center on each side and 16-1/2” etched panels on both sides. The right side is decorated with an American Eagle, “U.S.” in a wreath, crossed cannons, and American flags. The opposite side is decorated en suite and marked “N.P. Ames/ Cutler’s/ Springfield”. Gilt brass hilt with boat guard, the top with a pierced heart. The knucklebow on both sides is decorated with a series of balls and the olive shaped pommel features double roped borders in the center and engraved feathers on the lower section. The capstan is decorated with stars. Silver wire wrapped grip. Complete with original black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts decorated with bands of fluting. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade retains about 98% original polish with a couple minor spots of staining near ricasso. Hilt retains approximately 95-98% original gilt finish with some minor thinning on sides of guard. Scabbard is excellent, showing a couple minor cracks, mounts retain about 98% original finish. It would be hard to find a nicer example. From the Jim Linton Collection 2,000 - 4,000

LOT - 724 724 - FINE, HIGH GRADE AMES MILITARY STAFF OFFICER SWORD WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 31” Overall Length: 37” This is probably one of the best, highest grade, militia officer’s swords in existence. The sword features a double edged tapered steel blade with partial fuller in center on each side and both sides with 18-1/2” etched panels of decoration. The right side decorated with foliate scrolls, arms motifs, and a patriotic American eagle. The opposite side decorated en suite with a liberty cap and flags. Gilt brass crossguard with integral languettes. Both sides chased with a detailed eagle with spread wings and both quillons decorated with shells on top. The pommel features a seated eagle with head held down and a patriotic shield on its breast. The one piece bone grip is ornately carved with panels of decoration including shell designs and wedding bands. Complete with its original decorated gilt brass scabbard, profusely engraved with foliate decoration on a shaded ground. The left side is devoid of any decoration and is stamped with Ames markings near the throat. CONDITION: Excellent, blade retains nearly all of original polish with one nick to edge and a few minor areas of discoloration. Hilt retains approximately 95-98% original gilt finish with some high edge wear, pommel is slightly loose. Scabbard retains nearly all of its original finish with some areas of darker patina around mounts. This is an extremely attractive and high grade example. From the Jim Linton Collection 2,000 - 4,000

LOT - 725 725 - AMES MODEL 1833 DRAGOON SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 34” Overall Length: 39 - 3/4” Slightly curved polished steel blade with heavy rib running into point. The right side engraved “N.P. Ames/ Cutler/ Springfield/ 1837”. Ricasso stamped “W.S.”. The left side is engraved “UNITED STATES” above two branches. Standard brass hilt copied from the English Dragoon saber. Single line borders and quillon stamped with inspector mark “W.S.”. Brown leather covered grip decorated with twisted brass wire. Complete with original steel scabbard with brown finish. CONDITION: Very fine. Blade retains most of its original polish with some grey areas of scattered freckling and some frosting. Hilt retains and unpolished dark patina and grip is very good with some losses to surface. Scabbard retains much of its original brown finish mixed with brown patina. From the Jim Linton Collection 2,000 - 3,000 248

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LOT - 726 726 - AMES MODEL 1852 NAVAL SWORD WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 27 - 1/2” Overall Length: 33 - 1/4” This example is one of the best known to exist. Features a slightly curved single edge blade with wide, shallow fuller and narrow deep full on each side. Both sides feature 16-1/2” panels of etched decoration. The right side with a stand of arms and a USN flag, a vacant plaque with a star border, a fouled anchor with patriotic shield and etched near the ricasso “Ames Mfg. Co./ Chicopee/ Mass”. The opposite side features a rope intertwined with oak leaves and acorns, a “U.S.N.” banner, a fouled anchor and an eagle perched on a cannon. Standard gilt brass Model 1852 hilt with pierced guard chased with USN banner and oak leaves and acorns in high relief. The quillon is a chased dolphin’s head. Grips is wrapped with white sharkskin and twisted gilt brass wire. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts featuring relief knot ring mounts and serpent at drag. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade retains almost all of its original polish with a few scattered light grey spots. The hilt retains approximately 95-98% gilt finish. Scabbard is excellent with a few light storage marks and a few darkened areas. It would be hard to find a finer example. From the Jim Linton Collection 5,000 - 8,000

LOT - 727 727 - ID’D REVERSE P HILTED AMERICAN CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD OF GENERAL OWEN. Blade Length: 30” Overall Length: 36” This patriotic sword features a curved steel blade with wide single partial fuller on each side. Both sides has 16” blued, etched and gilded panels of decoration. The right side features engraved florals and a shield, Liberty cap and other arms. Two small etched panels within the decoration, one depicting a Liberty cap. The opposite side decorated en suite with flags and arms motifs. The gilt brass reverse P hilt is profusely chased with oak leaves and cannonballs, and features decorated languets on both sides. The backstrap has a patriotic shield and the pommel depicts an eagle in high relief. The one piece bone grip has panels of fluting separated by wedding bands. Complete with gilt brass scabbard, profusely decorated with foliate designs on a shaded ground with patriotic eagle engraved between the two ring mounts clutching arrows and a shield. Below is the name “GEN. OWEN”. CONDITION: Good. Blade retains about 60-70% bright blue finish with some thinning and fading to brown towards the ricasso. The engraved designs retain generous amounts of gilt wash. The undecorated portion of the blade shows a mix of dark, heavy patina and brown spotting. The hilt retains about 70% original gilt finish with some high edge wear, especially on pommel, quillon bent to the left. Grip has one minor chip below the pommel. Scabbard retains 90-95% original gilt finish with some scattered scratches and minor denting on the back. 2,000 - 4,000

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LOT - 728 728 - NON-REGULATION CIVIL WAR CAVALRY OFFICER’S PRESENTATION SWORD PRESENTED TO CAPTAIN ABEEL. Blade Length: 35 - 1/4” Overall Length: 41 - 1/2” This sword was presented to Alfred Abeel by the members of his unit during the Civil War. Originally from New York, Abeel traveled to Pennsylvania and Colorado in search of mining interests and ultimately resided in Michigan. During the Civil War, Abeel raised the Fourth Cavalry in Michigan and was the Captain of Company H, with whom he served until 1863 when he was wounded at Chickamauga. After the war he moved to Waco, Texas, where he lived the rest of his life as an ice manufacturer. His home is still considered a Waco landmark for its unique design and is referred to today as the Cottonland Castle. This highly decorated officer’s presentation sword features an imported steel blade with large shallow fuller and deep narrow partial fuller on each side. The right side features a 23” etched panel with an American flag, arms motifs, a scene of five mounted cavalry soldiers and motifs of instruments. The opposite side shows five cavalry men charging on horseback as well as a large U.S. separated by a patriotic eagle standing on a shield. The gilt cast brass hilt features a pierced guard and counterguard with detailed chased foliate scrolls with flowers on a stippled ground. The guard features a large American eagle in the center standing with talons on a shield surrounded by wreaths and flags. The grip spine shows a mask of Medusa surrounded by serpents in high relief. The capstan is a knight’s helmet with pierced mask and a plume on top. The wooden grip is wrapped with sharkskin and decorated with twisted brass wire. The sword is complete with its original steel scabbard with brass throat and brass ring retaining mounts. Mounts are engraved, the top with a large “U.S.” The back of the top mount is inscribed “Presented/ To/ Capt. A. Abeel/ by the non comm-d Officers/ & Privates/ of Co. H 4th Mich. Cavly.” CONDITION: Good. Blade retains a light grey patina with polished portion of the blade still retaining much of original polish on right side and a bit duller on left side. Etched panels have some scattered grey freckling. The hilt has a crack at the bottom of the guard where the knucklebow begins but is otherwise excellent showing no wear to chased designs and retaining traces of gilt finish in protected areas. The shagrin wrap has separated and there is about a 1/4” gap in the seam. Scabbard is very good showing a light grey spotted patina and the brass mounts retain an unpolished patina matching that of the hilt. This sword is featured on page 263 of John H. Thillmann’s “Civil War Cavalry and Artillery Sabers”. 2,000 - 4,000

LOT - 729 729 - EARLY U.S. MODEL 1852 NAVY OFFICER’S PRESENTATION SWORD. Blade Length: 28 - 1/2” Overall Length: 34 - 1/8” Slightly curved steel blade with two partial fullers on each side and both sides with long etched panels. The right side displays a stand of pole arms and a USN flag, a vacant presentation plaque with a border of stars, a fouled anchor with a shield and near the ricasso marked “W.H./ HORSTMANN/ & SONS/ PHILADELPHIA”. The spine is decorated with repeating foliate designs etched on in as well as “IRON PROOF”. Left side is decorated with oak leaves around a rope, a “USN” banner, a fouled anchor and an eagle posed on a cannon. The left side of the ricasso is stamped with a King’s head proof. Gilt brass hilt with pierced guard chased with oak leaves, acorns and “USN” banner. The quillon features a detailed dolphin’s head and the knucklebow terminates en suite. The top of the pommel is decorated with stars surrounding an eagle standing on a coil of rope. This sword is complete with its original black leather covered scabbard with gilt brass mounts, featuring a serpent on the drag and relief knotted rope ring retainers. CONDITION: Very good. Blade retains some original polish with an otherwise freckled grey patina. Etched panels are sharp, showing little wear with only a few small dark areas. Hilt retains perhaps 60-70% original gilt finish. Shark skin grip with some minor wear. Scabbard is very good with some losses to surface that have been touched up and some crazing. Mounts retains approximately 70-80% gilt finish with some thinning. This is a very nice, early production Model 1852 Naval officer’s sword. 2,000 - 4,000

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730 - AMES MODEL 1841 NAVAL CUTLASS WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 21” Overall Length: 26 - 3/4” This sword features a double edged diamond section steel blade marked on the ricasso on the right side “NP Ames/ LOT - 730 Springfield” and on the other side “U.S.N. 184-/ NWP”. Features a cast brass two piece hilt of standard form with scale decorated grip and eagles on each side of the pommel. This sword is complete with its black leather scabbard with brass mounts. CONDITION: Very fine. Blade shows a bright surface overall with some nicks to edges and scattered areas of corrosion. Markings show some wear. Hilt retains a dark patina with some scattered marks from use. Scabbard is very good with some cracks to surface and one small area of loss near drag. Brass mounts retain a matching patina to hilt and have some denting. From the Jim Linton Collection 1,500 - 2,500

LOT - 731 731 - LOT OF 3: AMERICAN EAGLE POMMEL SWORDS WITH SCABBARDS. Blade Length: (A) 30 - 3/4” (B) 28 - 1/4” (C) 27 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 35 - 1/2” (B) 33 - 5/8” (C) 33 - 1/4” Lot contains: (A) Militia Officer’s Eagle Pommel sword with straight tapered blade decorated with 16” blued panels with repeating stars and gilt wash. Guard features an American eagle over two large fouled anchors. Silver plated hilt. Fluted Mother of Pearl grip scales. Complete with brass scabbard. CONDITION: Good to very good. Blade retains approximately 80% gilt and blued decoration, blue has mostly thinned and faded to plum. Hilt retains about 30-40% of thinning silver plating. Grip scales with some minor staining. Scabbard retains a mellow patina with traces of silver in protected areas. (B) Militia Officer’s sword with straight blade with etched panels of decoration on both sides. Right side near ricasso marked with Horstmann markings and right side with King’s head proof. Cast brass hilt with patriotic eagle on guard and eagle pommel. One piece grip of fluted bone complete with original leather scabbard with brass mounts. CONDITION: Very good. Blade retains most of its original polish with scattered brown stains. Hilt and scabbard mounts retain a brown patina. Grip is excellent and leather is very good with some crazing to surface. (C) Early 19th century eagle pommel Cavalry saber with scabbard. Featuring a curved blade with wide single fuller on each side and panels on blued and gilt decoration including arms motifs on both sides. Brass hilt with faceted D guard and eagles head pommel. Fluted grip of bone. Complete with original black leather scabbard with brass mounts. CONDITION: Good to very good. Blade retains much of its original polish with scattered areas of dark staining. Some of blued decoration has thinned and turned to brown. Hilt and mounts retain a dark patina. Grip has some dark staining and minor cracks from age. Scabbard is very good. 1,500 - 3,000

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LOT - 732 732 - TIFFANY RETAILED US MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD. Blade Length: 32” Overall Length: 37 - 5/8” Slightly curved steel blade with two partial fullers on each side and large panels of deeply etched decoration. The right side features crossed cannons and American flags in the center with other panels of scrollwork and decoration including a patriotic shield and sword. The left side is decorated with panels of oak leaves, arms motifs, foliate scrolls and a large “US”. A panel near the ricasso is etched “TIFFANY/ & CO/ NEW YORK”. The left side of the ricasso itself is stamped “COLLINS & CO/ HARTFORD/ CONN./ 1862”. Standard gilt brass Model 1850 hilt with chagrin with twisted brass wire. Complete with black leather scabbard with brass mounts. CONDITION: Good. Blade retains much of original polish with some areas of dark spotting and light grey freckling. Hilt retains generous traces of gilt in protected areas, otherwise brass retains a mellow, unpolished patina. Scabbard very good, with mounts matching patina on hilt. Drag with some denting on both sides and leather with some touched up scuffing to surface. Also includes part of the leather covered canvas sword hanger. 1,500 - 2,500

LOT - 733 733 - UNITED STATES REVENUE MARINES OFFICER’S SWORD. Blade Length: 29” Overall Length: 36” This dates circa 1870 and was replaced before 1895 by the standard Naval officer’s sword of the period. Sword features a tapered double edge diamond section steel blade with long panels of etched decoration on both sides. The right side has a large Old English “U.S.R.M.” as well as an eagle clutching a sword. Left side has the Revenue Cutter Service insignia and branches of oak leaves and acorns. Near the ricasso it is etched “AMES MFG/ CO/ CHICOPEE/ MASS”. The gilt brass hilt features a large guard with a splayed American eagle below “USRM”. The opposite side has a smaller counterguard with a stippled face. The olive shaped pommel features chased acanthus leaves. The grip is wrapped with white sharkskin and decorated with twisted gilt brass wire. Sword is complete with its black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts. The throat mount engraved with a scale, compass and key and the center mount engraved with a large fouled anchor. For more information about this sword, see page 172 through 176 of “The American Sword” by Harold Peterson. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade retains nearly all of its original bright polish with some minor grey staining on right side in etched panel. Hilt retains 98% original gilt finish with some high edge wear on pommel. Scabbard is very good with some crazing to surface and mounts retaining about 30% gilt finish, otherwise thinned and with a dark patina. Scabbard has small brass “RHM/ 516” tag hanging from top ring. This is a very scarce and desirable American sword. 1,500 - 2,500

LOT - 734 734 - IMPORTED MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S PRESENTATION SABER. Blade Length: 31 - 7/8” Overall Length: 38” Unmarked, slightly curved steel blade with two partial fullers on each side, both sides of blade feature etched panels. The right side shows stands of arms, a large eagle with spread wings and a large “E PLURIBUS UNUM” banner. The other side shows flags and pole arms, scrollwork and a large bold “U.S.”. Gilt cast brass hilt features a pieced guard with flowers, scrolls and “US”. The front of the guard is stamped with a maker’s cartouche with letters “FBD”. Pommel cap is profusely decorated with foliage and flowers and has a vacant oval plaque on the backstrap. Chagrin grip wrapped with strand of twisted brass wire. Complete with steel scabbard with brass mounts. CONDITION: Good. Blade shows some wear and some scattered dark spots, retaining a light grey patina with some corrosion and a few nicks to edge. Hilt retains traces of gilt finish in protected areas, otherwise retains an unpolished patina. Grip very good with a few marks from use. Scabbard has been cleaned and shows some denting and scattered dark spotting. Mounts show traces of gilt finish. 1,200 - 1,500 252

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LOT - 735 735 - HIGH QUALITY MODEL 1872 OFFICER’S PRESENTATION SWORD OF CAPTAIN THOMAS ECCLES. Blade Length: 24” Overall Length: 41” Fine presentation saber features a plated steel blade with single fuller on each side. Left side of ricasso etched “V./ PASQUALE/ CO. INC./ SAN/ FRANCISCO/ CAL.”. Each side of the blade features a 19” panel of etched decoration. The right side with an eagle in the center and an “E PLURIBUS UNUM” banner, as well as other shields and arms motifs. The left side with arms motifs and a “U.S.”. Gilt brass hilt profusely chased with detailed decoration including and eagle posed on a large ring surrounded by flags. The capstan finial is an eagle and the tang of the pommel features a bearded man. The back of the guard has an eagle clutching arrows and a patriotic shield in high relief. Textured sharkskin wrapped grip with strand of braided gilt brass wire. Nickel plated steel scabbard inscribed between the top mounts “Presented to/ Captain Thomas Eccles/ BY THE MEMBERS OF CO. H. 1ST REGT. LLC/ OCT 11TH 1903”. Pierced gilt brass mounts with applied eagle on shield in high relief on throat mount and center mount with an applied stand of arms. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade has some minor losses to finish near tip and some very small areas of freckling near ricasso. Hilt retains nearly all of gilt finish with some high edge wear and thinning. Scabbard is excellent with a few scattered nicks and marks from use. Mounts retain approximately 50-60% gilt finish, mostly thinned to expose brass beneath. A very nice, pre-World War I presentation sword. 1,200 - 1,800

LOT - 736 736 - LOT OF 4: US CAVALRY SABERS. Blade Length: (A) 34 - 5/8” (B) 34 - 5/8” (C) 34 - 1/2” (D) 34 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 41” (B) 41” (C) 40 - 3/4” (D) 41 - 1/4” Lot contains: Three Model 1860 Cavalry sabers with scabbards; two by Roby, both dated 1865 and of standard pattern and one dated 1864. CONDITION: All are in good condition. Hilts are unpolished. Blades retain grey patinas with some scattered spotting. One missing leather wrap. Some corrosion and denting to scabbards. Also included is a 1906 dated Model 1906 Cavalry saber with curved blade with two partial fullers on each side. Left ricasso stamped “U.S./ J.H.C.” and right side stamped “A.S. CO.” and dated 1906 with flaming Ordnance bomb. The hilt is of the standard pattern with two branch guard and of iron. Leather wrapped grip with twisted copper wire. Back of guard stamped “65”. CONDITION: Good. Blade retains a grey patina with some heavier spotting and staining. Hilt retains a dark, heavy patina and grip shows some losses to surface and scuffing. 1,200 - 2,000

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LOT - 737 737 - PRESENTATION GRADE CIVIL WAR MILITIA OFFICER’S SWORD BY AMES. Blade Length: 31” Overall Length: 37 - 7/8” Straight double edged steel blade with long etched panels and partial fullers on both sides. The right side is decorated with oak leaves, scrolls and an American eagle under and “E PLURIBUS UNUM” banner. The opposite side is engraved en suite around crossed flags with a liberty pole. Near the ricasso is an oval engraved “Ames Mfg Co/ Chicopee/ Mass”. Gilt brass guard displays an eagle with its wings spread above shield languets. The gilt brass pommel is a close helmet with a large plume on top and two gilt bras chains extend from the left side of the guard to the pommel. Mother of Pearl grip scales wrapped with gilt brass wire. Complete with original gilt brass diamond section scabbard engraved with acanthus leaves on right side near drag and around hanging rings, left side of scabbard marked near throat with Ames markings. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade retains almost all of its original polish with scattered areas of grey freckling and some marks from scabbard. Hilt retains approximately 90-95% original gilt finish with some high edge wear and wear on grip straps. Scabbard retains 95-98% original gilt finish with some minor areas of discoloration and minor denting on both sides. This is a very attractive and high condition example of a militia officer’s presentation sword. This sword is very similar to the example shown on page 149 of “The Ames Sword Company” by John D. Hamilton. 1,200 - 1,800

LOT - 738 738 - MODEL 1860 STYLE CAVALRY SABER BY SCHUYLER, HARTLEY & GRAHAM. Blade Length: 34 - 1/2” Overall Length: 40 - 1/4” This imported Cavalry officer’s saber is a copy of a model 1860 Ames Cavalry saber and was retailed by Schuyler, Hartley & Graham in New York. Several original Ames letters exist complaining about importers copying their swords. This is one of those swords sold by a famed New York firm. These swords were of inferior quality and were cheaper than Ames swords. The curved steel blade has two partial fullers on each side and is etched with long panels on both sides. The right side features a liberty cap, a patriotic eagle, and crossed American flags, with the phrase “Stand By The Union.” The left side is engraved the same but instead of the eagle there is an intertwined “U.S.”. It is marked above the ricasso with etched “SCHUYLER/ HARTLEY &/ GRAHAM/ NEW-YORK” markings. The gilt brass hilt is in the style of the Model 1860 Cavalry saber but is of slightly more delicate proportions. The grip is covered with polished sharkskin and has twisted brass wire wrap. The sword is complete with its steel scabbard with twin hanging mount. CONDITION: Very good. Blade retains a spotted grey patina with some light wear to etching. Hilt retains 85-90% of its original gilt finish with some thinning. Grip is excellent. Scabbard has been cleaned and retains a mix of grey and spotted brown patinas with some minor denting. This is a scarce variant of the famous 1860 cavalry saber, which was one of the most prolific swords used during the civil war. 1,200 - 1,800

739 - IMPORTED MODEL 1860 CAVALRY OFFICER’S STYLE SABER. Blade Length: 36” Overall Length: 41 - 3/4”

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This French imported sword is a copy of the Ames Model 1860 Cavalry officer’s saber. It features a polished steel blade with partial fullers and long etched panels on both sides. The right side shows crossed cannons and flags as well as scrollwork and is stamped with two French proof marks on the ricasso. The French inscription is present on the spine. The left side of the blade features a large “U.S.” as well as a patriotic shield and crossed flags and polearms. The cast brass hilt is decorated in the style of an 1860 Cavalry officer’s saber with chase decoration on both sides in the front of the branches, as well as on the back of the quillon and around the pommel. The front of the guard is stamped with a small “E.L.” cartouche. The shagrin wrapped grip is decorated with twisted strands of brass wire. The sword is complete with its brass mounted steel scabbard. This sword is nearly identical to number 1 on page 259 of “Civil War Cavalry and Artillery Sabers” by John H. Thillmann. CONDITION: Very good. The blade retains most of its original polish and shows only a few light grey areas of spotting and discoloration. Hilt retains an unpolished patina with some areas of darker patina. Grip is excellent. Scabbard retains a light grey patina with some dark freckles, brass mounts are unpolished, and there is no denting. A nice imported 1860 Cavalry officer’s sword. 1,200 - 1,800 254

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LOT - 740 740 - U.S. MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S HIGH GRADE SWORD BY AMES. Blade Length: 30 - 3/4” Overall Length: 36 - 1/2” This high condition officer’s grade sword features a slightly curved polished steel blade with long etched panels and two partial fullers on each side. The right side is etched with foliate designs, arms motifs, a patriotic shield, American flag, patriotic eagle and an “E PLURIBUS UNUM” banner. The ricasso is etched “Ames Mfg Co/ Chicopee/ Mass”. The left side features spiraling scrollwork, flags, arms motifs and a large “U.S.”. The gilt brass hilt features a pierced guard with detailed chased flowers and scrolls on both sides. The pommel is chased with a flower surrounded by a wreath. The grip is wrapped with shark skin and decorated with twisted gilt brass wire. Black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts, the left side of the throat mount stamped with Ames markings. CONDITION: Excellent. It would be difficult to find a nicer example in better condition. Blade is excellent, retaining nearly 100% of its factory polish with only a few light marks from scabbard. The hilt retains approximately 95% original gilt finish with some light wear on high edges of pommel, counterguard and knuckle bow. Scabbard is excellent with a few light storage marks and minor crazing from age. Mounts with a few minor shallow dents and some wear to hanging ring. The mounts retain approximately 95-98% original gilt finish. 1,500 - 2,500

LOT - 741 741 - AMES MODEL 1840 CAVALRY SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 35 - 3/4” Overall Length: 41 - 1/2” Wide single edged slightly curved blade with two partial fullers on each side. Right side of ricasso is stamped “U.S./ A.D.K.” and the left side is stamped “AMES MFG. CO./ CABOTVILLE/ 1851”. Standard brass hilt with two branches on right side. Brown leather covered grip with twisted brass wire. Complete with original steel scabbard. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade retains nearly all of its original polish with only a few light scabbard marks. Grip is excellent. Hilt retains an unpolished patina. Scabbard is excellent with some scattered light brown discoloration. From the Jim Linton Collection 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 742 742 - AMES MODEL 1840 ARTILLERY SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 32 - 1/2” Overall Length: 38 - 1/4” Dated 1840 with a mint blade that retains 99% of its original polish. CONDITION: Guard is in excellent condition with nice yellow patina, grip is fine condition, showing solid leather and original wire wrap. Scabbard is blued and in mint condition. It would be hard to find a better example. From the Jim Linton Collection 1,000 - 2,000

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743 - AMES MODEL 1832 FOOT ARTILLERY SWORD WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 19” Overall Length: 25” Dated 1834, sword has an excellent blade with 95% original polish and some dark staining. Dark patina on hilt and scabbard mounts. All markings are excellent and all edges are sharp. CONDITION: Scabbard is in excellent condition with some minor marks and crazing. Appears to have seen little or no use. From the Jim Linton Collection 1,000 - 2,000

LOT - 743

LOT - 744 744 - PATRIOTIC INDIAN CHIEF POMMEL MILITIA OFFICER’S SWORD BY HORSTMANN. Blade Length: 30” Overall Length: 38 - 3/4” This sword features a tapered, straight single edge blade with single fuller on each side. The right side features a 12-1/2” panel of blued and gilt decorated designs including arms motifs and scrolls. The ricasso is marked with a “W”. The other side is decorated en suite. Gilt brass hilt with quillons featuring relief American eagles. Pommel is an Indian chief and grip scales are of Mother of Pearl. Complete with original gilt brass scabbard engraved with foliate designs. The back, near the throat has a applied “HORSTMANN / & / SONS / MAKERS / PHILADA”. CONDITION: Very good. Blade retains about 90-95% bright blue and gilt finishes. Polished portion of blade has some grey staining and a couple nicks to edge. Hilt retains generous traces of gilt finish, otherwise retains an unpolished patina. Grips are excellent with some minor scratches. Scabbard has traces of gilt finish around frog stud, which is slightly bent downward; otherwise retains a dark, unpolished patina. 1,000 - 1,500 745 - LOT OF 3: AMERICAN SWORDS WITH SCABBARDS. Blade Length: (A) 19 3/8” (B) 28 - 3/8” (C) 35 - 5/8” Overall Length: (A) 25 - 1/8” (B) 33 - 7/8” (C) 41 - 3/8”

LOT - 745 Lot contains: (A) An imported Model 1832 Foot Artillery sword with scabbard. Straight double edge blade with three fullers on each side and of standard pattern. Right side of ricasso marked with a King’s head proof. Cast brass guard with eagles on each side of pommel. Complete with black leather scabbard with brass mounts. CONDITION: Very good. Blade with a few scattered areas of freckling, otherwise retaining most of its original polish. Hilt and scabbard are excellent with a few minor marks. (B) Model 1840 Musician’s sword with scabbard. Straight blade with partial single fuller on each side, both sides decorated with 12” panels of etched decoration including flags and instruments. The ricasso on the right side is stamped “HORSTMANN / PHILADELPHIA”. Standard gilt brass cast hilt with D guard complete with black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts. CONDITION: Good to very good. Blade retains most of original polish with about 2” at the tip on both sides corroded and turned dark, otherwise a few scattered areas of staining. Hilt retains about 90% of original gilt finish with some areas flaked and turned brown. Leather on scabbard is brittle and has some losses to finish and much of stitching on back has separated. Mounts retain approximately 60-70% original gilt finish with some areas turned to brown. (C) Bannerman hilted Artillery Officer’s saber with scabbard. Fine curved blade with two partial fullers on each side. Long 17th panels of etched decoration on each side; the right side with a patriotic stand of arms and scrollwork, the left side en suite. Ricasso on left side stamped “HORSTMANN / & SONS” and ricasso on right side stamped “PHILADELPHIA”. Above the ricasso on the right side is an etched panel which reads “WH / HORSTMANN / & SONS / PHILADELPHIA”. Bannerman hilt of cast brass with black painted grip. Complete with heavy steel scabbard. CONDITION: Blade is excellent and retains nearly all of original polish and etched surfaces with only some dark areas at top of ricasso, near new. Hilt retains an unpolished patina and scabbard retains a grey patina with some corrosion near throat on right side. A nice lot of pre-Civil War swords. 1,000 - 2,000 256

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746 - LOT OF 2: IDENTIFIED US MODEL CAVALRY SABERS BY AMES. Blade Length: 34 - 1/2”, 34 - 3/8” Overall Length: 41 - 1/8”, 41”

LOT - 746

Lot contains: (A) The as new curve steel blade has two partial fullers on each side. The right side of the ricasso is stamped “U.S / L.D./ 1862”, and the right side is stamped with Ames markings within a scroll. Leather washer at top. Standard Model 1860 two branch brass hilt. The front of the guard is crudely inscribed “H.W. PATRICK”. Brown leather covered grip with twisted brass wire. Steel scabbard with two retention rings. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade is as new with only some light scabbard marks. Markings are excellent. Hilt retains generous amounts of original lacquer and shows only a few light handling marks. Grip with some minor losses which have been touched up. Scabbard is very good with a mix of grey and brown patina and has no denting or corrosion. (B) Standard Model 1860 Cavalry saber. Right side of ricasso “U.S./ G.W.S./ 1864” and left side is stamped with large Ames markings. The left side of the knuckle bow is stamped “FRANCIS E. ANDERSON. CO. C.M.H.V.V.C.AV.U.S.A 1865”. This would be the 2nd Regiment of Missouri Cavalry, which was Merrill’s Horse Volunteer Cavalry. CONDITION: Good. Blade shows a light grey spotted patina and edge has been sharpened during the period of use. Markings are very good. Hilt retains a dark, unpolished patina with some dark spotting and scattered marks from use. Grip has a crack on each side and shows some losses to leather. Scabbard retains a dark, heavy patina with some minor denting. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 747 747 - RARE GOVERNMENT INSPECTED U.S. MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S HIGH CONDITION SWORD BY AMES Blade Length: 30 - 3/4” Overall Length: 36 - 1/2” This high condition officer’s grade sword features a slightly curved polished steel blade with long etched panels and two partial fullers on each side. The right side is etched with foliate designs, arms motifs, a patriotic shield, American flag, patriotic eagle and an “E PLURIBUS UNUM” banner. The ricasso is etched “Ames Mfg Co/ Chicopee/ Mass” as well as stamped “US/ ADK 1861” and on right side stamped with standard Ames markings within a scroll. The government did not typically buy officer’s swords, but this one was a government purchase, as it bears inspection marks. The left side features spiraling scrollwork, flags, arms motifs and a large “U.S.”. The gilt brass hilt features a pierced guard with detailed chased flowers and scrolls on both sides. The pommel is chased with a flower surrounded by a wreath. The grip is wrapped with shark skin and decorated with twisted gilt brass wire. Black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts, the left side of the throat mount stamped with Ames markings. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade is excellent, retaining nearly all of its factory finished with scattered areas of grey freckling. The hilt retains approximately 90-95% original gilt finish with some high edge wear. Scabbard is excellent with some scattered marks to surface and some minor cracks and crazing due to age. Mounts retain approximately 95% of their original gilt finish. 1,500 - 2,500

748 - AMES CONTRACT MODEL 1833 DRAGOON SABER. Blade Length: 34” Overall Length: 39 - 1/2”

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This Dragoon Saber is a scarce specimen manufactured by the N.P Ames Cutlery Firm in Springfield, Massachusetts. The U.S. Regiment of Dragoons was organized in 1843, at which time a new pattern if saber was authorized. This saber is very similar to the British Model 1822 light Cavalry saber. The single edge, slightly curved steel blade has a heavy rounded rib which runs the entire length of the spine. Maker’s address is thinly hand engraved in script near the ricasso on the right side “N.P. Ames/ Cutlers/ Springfield/ 1839”. The opposite side is engraved “United States” in script above a pair of attentive branches. Brown leather covered wooden grip with bulbous sections, separated by strands of finely twisted brass wire. The brass hilt has two branches on the right side and a counterguard branch on the opposite side, each branch and the quillon are engraved with single line borders. Backstrap extends into the pommel which is molded. the back of the guard beneath the quillon and is stamped with inspector marks “MPL/ORD” and the left side of the quillon is stamped with “WS”. Complete with original steel scabbard with original brown finish. CONDITION: Very good. Blade retains most of its original polish with scattered brown freckling and a few dark spots. Markings are excellent. Hilt retains an unpolished patina with a few light marks from use. Grip excellent with some crazing and minor losses to surface. Scabbard retains 80-90% of the original brown finish with some scattered scratches and flaking. This is a fine specimen of a scarce early Dragoon variation. 1,000 - 1,500 257 www.MorphyAuctions.com | November 8, 2018


LOT - 749 749 - U.S. MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD PRESENTED TO FIRST LIEUTENANT ELI BANGS. Blade Length: 30 - 1/2” Overall Length: 38” Slightly curved steel blade with two partial fullers on each side and etched panels on both sides. One side features an eagle, the other side “US”. Cast brass hilt with pierced guard featuring florals and foliate scrolls. Leather wrapped wooden grip with twisted brass wire wrap. Complete with black leather scabbard with brass mounts. Right side of the throat mount in inscribed “Presented to/ No. 1st Lieut. Eli Bangs/ By Co. E/ 5th Del. Vol.” CONDITION: Fair. Blade shows heavy wear and retains a spotted grey patina. Hilt retains a mellow patina with generous traces of gilt finish in protected areas. Grip very good with some losses to surface on leather. Quillon slightly bent. Scabbard good with a crazed surface overall, some stitching on bottom half of scabbard is absent, and there are some losses to surfaces and a repair above the drag. Brass mounts retain a mellow patina with some denting. 800 - 1,200

LOT - 750 750 - IMPORTED MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S PRESENTATION SABER. Blade Length: 31 - 7/8” Overall Length: 38” Unmarked, slightly curved steel blade with two partial fullers on each side, both sides of blade feature etched panels. The right side shows stands of arms, a large eagle with spread wings and a large “E PLURIBUS UNUM” banner. The other side shows flags and pole arms, scrollwork and a large bold “U.S.”. Gilt cast brass hilt features a pieced guard with flowers, scrolls and “US”. The front of the guard is stamped with a maker’s cartouche with letters “FBD”. Pommel cap is profusely decorated with foliage and flowers and has a vacant oval plaque on the backstrap. Chagrin grip wrapped with strand of twisted brass wire. Complete with steel scabbard with brass mounts. CONDITION: Good. Blade shows some wear and some scattered dark spots, retaining a light grey patina with some corrosion and a few nicks to edge. Hilt retains traces of gilt finish in protected areas, otherwise retains an unpolished patina. Grip very good with a few marks from use. Scabbard has been cleaned and shows some denting and scattered dark spotting. Mounts show traces of gilt finish. 800 - 1,200 751 - LOT OF 3: EARLY EAGLE POMMEL CAVALRY SABERS & STARR MODEL 1818 CAVALRY SABER. Blade Length: 29 - 1/2”, 32”, 27 - 1/2” Overall Length: 35”, 37 - 3/8”, 33 - 1/8” Lot contains: (A) Early Federal eagle pommel Cavalry saber with four slot guard and curved single fuller blade. CONDITION: Fair to poor. Blade retains a dark patina with scattered areas of corrosion. Horn grip shows LOT - 751 deterioration. Guard is slight bent and retains a dark patina. (B) Starr Model 1818 Cavalry saber with curved single fuller blade, right side stamped “US/ P/ JN/ N STARR”. Standard iron hilt with reverse P and wooden grip. Complete with original steel scabbard. CONDITION: Fair. Blade retains a dark patina with some marks from cleaning and a series of nicks on edge. Hilt retains a dark patina with traces of silver paint. Grip has some chipping and no leather remains. Scabbard retains a very dark patina with darkened traces of silver paint. (C) Early Federal eagle pommel saber with curved single fuller blade, four slot guard, and complete with original leather scabbard with brass mount. CONDITION: Fair. Blade retains a dark patina with some nicks to edge. Brass retains a very dark patina, pommel slightly loose and grip deteriorated. Scabbard missing two mounts and tip, crazed leather surface with some loss. 800 - 1,200 258

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LOT - 752 752 - RARE GOVERNMENT INSPECTED U.S. MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD BY AMES. Blade Length: 31” Overall Length: 36 - 3/4” This officer’s grade sword features a slightly curved polished steel blade with long etched panels and two partial fullers on each side. The right side is etched with foliate designs, arms motifs, a patriotic shield, American flag, patriotic eagle and an “E PLURIBUS UNUM” banner. The ricasso is etched “Ames Mfg Co/ Chicopee/ Mass” as well as stamped “J.H.” on right side and “1862” on left side. The government did not typically buy officer’s swords, but this one was a government purchase, as it bears inspection marks. The left side features spiraling scrollwork, flags, arms motifs and a large “U.S.”. The gilt brass hilt features a pierced guard with detailed chased flowers and scrolls on both sides. The pommel is chased with a flower surrounded by a wreath. The grip is wrapped with shark skin and decorated with twisted gilt brass wire. Black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts, the left side of the throat mount stamped with Ames markings. CONDITION: Very good. Blade retains approximately 90% of original polish with some scattered areas of grey spotting and some marks from scabbard. The hilt retains approximately 70-80% original gilt finish. Grip seam has separated but there are no losses. Scabbard is very good with some crazing and cracking to surface, and a few scattered marks from use. Scabbard mounts retain approximately 80-90% original gilt finish with some wear on top two mounts and rings. A very nice, early Civil War officer’s sword. 1,200 - 1,800

LOT - 753 753 - AMES MODEL 1860 CAVALRY SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 35” Overall Length: 41” This sword is a standard Model 1860 dated 1865 and marked with Ames markings on left side of ricasso. Blade retains nearly all of its original polish with only a few scattered light marks and a few minor nicks to edge. Markings are excellent. CONDITION: Hilt shows a few light storage marks and retains a mellow patina. Grip is excellent with a couple minor scuffs. Scabbard has scattered areas of brown spotting and one dent on right side. A very fine example. From the Jim Linton Collection 750 - 1,250

LOT - 754 754 - MODEL 1860 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S PRESENTATION SWORD INSCRIBED TO CAPTAIN EVAN BOYD. Blade Length: 31 - 3/8” Overall Length: 38” This high grade presentation sword features a double edged diamond section steel blade with 18” etched and gilt washed panels of decoration. The right side etched “ To Captain Evan G. Boyd from the Enlisted Men of Company G 1st Delaware U.S.V. Infantry” surrounded by scrolls. The opposite side with a large Old English “U.S.”, arms motifs and scrolls. The ricasso with an etched panel “JACOB REED’S / SONS / PHILA / PA”. The gilded cast brass hilt features a fixed guard on the right side showing an American eagle with three flags on each side; the opposite side has a folding counterguard with a patriotic shield surrounded by arms. The pommel has an eagle on the right side in high relief. the silver grip has each section chiseled with decoration and divided by a strip of decorated brass. Complete with its original nickel plated scabbard with pierced gilt brass mounts featuring an eagle on the throat mount and arms motifs on the second mount. CONDITION: Very good. Blade retains a spotted grey patina with about 70-80% gold wash still present. Hilt retains about 80-90% original gilt finish with some high edge wear. Scabbard mounts retain nearly all of their original gilt finish and scabbard itself has almost all of its original finish with only a couple minor dents. 700 - 1,000

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LOT - 755 755 - BANNERMAN MODIFIED MODEL 1860 CIVIL WAR NAVY CUTLASS WITH PIERCED U.S.N. GUARD. Blade Length: 25 - 7/8” Overall Length: 31 - 3/4” Slightly curved steel blade with single shallow fuller on each side. Blade stamped “U.S.N./ DR/ 1862”. Cast brass hilt with riveted sheet brass guard with pierced “U.S.N.” and engraved with C scrolls above and below. These modifications were done by Bannerman’s. The back of the quillon is stamped “12 M / 574”. Black leather wrapped grip decorated with twisted brass wire. Complete with red leather washer at ricasso. CONDITION: Very good. Blade has been cleaned and retains a bright surface with some scattered dark spots. Hilt retains a pleasing, mellow patina with a few scattered marks from use. Grip very good with some minor scuffing, which has been touched up. From the Ray Bentley collection. 600 - 900 756 - LOT OF 3: U.S. CIVIL WAR SWORDS. Blade Length: 30”, 28”, 32” Overall Length: 37”, 34”, 38”

LOT - 756 Lot contains: (A) Model 1860 “Staff and Field” Officer’s sword, (B) Model 1850 Navy Officer’s sword, and (C) Model 1860 Cavalry saber. (A) Model 1860 “Staff and Field” sword with a 30” double etched blade made by “Florstmann & Sons” in overall very good condition. Double etched blade has two 13” panels marked with the maker and U.S. national emblem, in very good condition with scattered marks and freckling. Brass fittings and wire-wrap grip are in very good to excellent condition, with the top 1” of the grip missing. Steel scabbard and brass fittings are very good, with freckling and patina throughout. (B) Model 1850 Navy sword with a 28” blade marked “W.C.Miller” in overall good condition. Nickle plated double etched blade has two 16” etched panels, and is in overall very good condition, with scattered marks and freckling throughout. Leather scabbard with steel fitting are in fair condition, with a 4” section of leather missing in the center. (C) Model 1860 Cavalry saber with a 32” unmarked blade is in overall very good condition. Blade is slightly bent at the half way point, and is in very good condition with scattered marks and light freckling. Brass fitting and wire-wrapped grip are in good to very good condition, with a number of leather pieces between the wire strands missing. Steel scabbard has a small dent near the throat and has patina and freckling throughout. Leather hanger straps are present. 600 - 900

757 - AMES MODEL 1861 NAVAL CUTLASS WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 26” Overall Length: 32”

LOT - 757

This fine example features a slightly curved single edged steel blade with partial fuller on each side. The left side of the ricasso is stamped “U.S.N./ D.R./ 1862”. The right side is stamped with Ames manufacturing marks. Brass hilt features a riveted basket on the right side of sheet brass and a black lacquered grip. The sword is complete with its original black leather scabbard with brass rivets on left side and brass frog stud. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Blade retains original polish and bright surface with some minor freckling. Markings are excellent. Hilt retains an unpolished patina and grip retains most of original lacquer. Scabbard is excellent with some minor crazing to surface. From the Jim Linton Collection 1,200 - 1,500 260

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LOT - 758

758 - U.S. MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD WITH ASSOCIATED PRESENTATION SCABBARD Blade Length: 30” Overall Length: 36” Slightly curved steel blade with two partial fullers on each side and etched panels on both sides. Both sides with flags and arms motifs. The right side with “PHILADELPHIA” stamped on ricasso, and “HORSTMANN & CO” on other. Cast brass hilt with pierced guard featuring florals and foliate scrolls. Sharkskin wrapped wooden grip with twisted brass wire wrap, complete with associated gold sword knot and. Complete with associated scabbard wrapped in sharkskin, throat mount inscribed on right side “Louis Blenker/ 8th N.Y.V.I.”. CONDITION: Fair. Blade shows heavy wear and retains a grey patina with some dark spotting and corrosion. Hilt retains traces of gilt finish in protected areas in protected areas and scattered marks from use. Grip good with some minor losses and wear. Scabbard mounts retain a dark patina and there is one crack running along the top between the drag and center mount. Sword does not fit entirely into the scabbard. Louis Blenker, born in Worms, Germany, was a trained goldsmith who eventually settled in on a farm in New York and ran a small business. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War, Blenker organized the 8th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, of which he became colonel. For his gallantry, he was raised in rank to Brigadier General of volunteers. 600 - 900

LOT - 759 759 - LOT OF 3: U.S. MODEL 1872 OFFICER’S SWORD & 2 MODEL 1902 SWORDS FOR ALL OFFICERS. Blade Length: (A) 33 - 3/4” (B) 30 - 3/4” (C) 31 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 39 - 1/4” (B) 36 - 1/2” (C) 37 - 1/4” Lot contains: (A) Standard Model 1902 saber for all officers with etched patriotic motifs on both sides of blade; made by Horstmann. Composite brown grip complete with nickel plated scabbard and leather sword knot. CONDITION: Fair. Retaining most of original surfaces with some scattered grey spotting. Outermost guard branch slightly deformed and sword knot with some losses to leather surface. (B) Brass hilted Model 1902 sword for all officers with etched patriotic motifs on both sides of blade and vacant presentation plaque. Blade marked with “MADE IN GERMANY” and “ASSOCIATED MILITARY STORE NEW YORK CITY”. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade with only some light scabbard marks. Scabbard and hilt with a few areas flaked. (C) Model 1872 Officer’s saber with single fuller steel blade, standard pattern brass hilt with patriotic motifs. Complete with steel scabbard with brass mounts. CONDITION: Good. Retaining a dark patina overall. Blade has been sharpened and retains a freckled, dark grey patina. Guard is slightly deformed. 500 - 700

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760 - LOT OF 5: AMERICAN & ENGLISH EDGED WEAPONS. Blade Length: (A) 17” (B) 19 1/8” (C) 21 - 1/4” (D) 23 - 7/8” (E) 18 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 21 - 3/4” (B) 24 - 7/8” (C) 26 - 3/8” (D) 30 1/8” (E) 23 - 3/4” Lot contains: (A) 1907 Enfield bayonet with Wilkinson with scabbard. CONDITION: Good. Blade has been sharpened. Mounts with a heavy brown patina. (B) Reproduction Model 1832 Artillery saber with scabbard. CONDITION: Good. Missing frog stud. (C) Composite dagger made from a shortened sword and various parts. CONDITION: Fair. (D) Musician’s sword. CONDITION: Fair. (E) Continental Artillery sword. CONDITION: Excellent. 500 - 800

LOT - 760

LOT - 761 761 - AMES MODEL 1840 NCO SWORD WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 32 - 1/2” Overall Length: 39” Standard Model 1840 NCO sword dated 1862 on ricasso, other side marked with Ames markings. Complete with black leather scabbard with brass mounts. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade retains almost all of its original polish with some light freckling and a few dark spots at ricasso. Hilt excellent showing little to no use. Scabbard excellent with only a few light storage marks. Red felt lining is still present. All markings, including inspector’s mark on knucklebow, are excellent. From the Jim Linton Collection 400 - 600

LOT - 762 762 - U.S. MODEL 1860 CAVALRY SABER WITH LEATHER SWORD HANGER, BY AMES. Blade Length: 36” Overall Length: 42” Curved fullered steel blade marked with Ames markings on left side of ricasso and stamped “US/ J.F./ 1865” on right side of ricasso. Standard brass hilt with two branches and leather wrapped grip with strand of twisted brass wire. Nickel plated steel scabbard complete with original black leather sword hanger with brass fittings. Back of hanger mount stamped “R.I.A.”. CONDITION: Good. Blade shows some edge wear and a mostly polished surface with some grey spotting. Brass retains a mellow patina and shows some scattered marks from use. Grip very good with some touch up to finish. Scabbard retains approximately 40% original nickel finish. Hanger retains approximately 40-50% black finish with some cracking. A very nice, as found and original Civil War Cavalry saber. 400 - 600 262

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LOT - 763 763 - IMPORTED NCO OFFICER’S SWORD. Blade Length: 32” Overall Length: 37 - 3/4” Slightly curved polished steel blade with single partial fuller on each side. The right side with an etched panel displaying an American eagle with an “E PLURIBUS UNUM” banner in its talons and scrollwork above the ricasso. The other side with a large “U.S.” in the center and a panel of scrollwork above the ricasso which is marked with Clauberg markings. Top is etched “IRON-PROOF”. Nickel plated brass hilt with pierced guard featuring and engraved American eagle below and “E PLURIBUS UNUM” banner. Chagrin grip with three strands of wire wrap. Complete with nickel plated scabbard. CONDITION: Very good. Blade retains almost all of its original polish with some brown freckling on the left side and heavy brown freckling on the ricasso. The hilt retains an unpolished patina with some of nickel finish in protected areas. Scabbard excellent with almost all of its original finish; drag retains a dark, heavy patina with some corrosion. 400 - 600

LOT - 764

764 - AMES 1860 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER SWORD WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 29” Overall Length: 35 - 1/2” Tapered diamond section blade with etched panels on both sides. One side with an eagle and the other with a large “U.S.” Etched near the ricasso are Ames markings. Chased gilt brass hilt with fixed guard on right side featuring a detailed patriotic eagle and the other side with a folding counter guard with patriotic shield surrounded by arms. Grip wrapped with sharkskin and decorated with gilt brass wire. The knucklebow retains a period black and gilt sword knot. Complete with original gilt brass scabbard. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade retains nearly all of original finish with a couple minor spots of staining. Hilt retains 98%+ original gilt finish with some minor wear to edge of guard and counterguard. Grip excellent showing some light wear. Scabbard retains 80-90% gilt finish with majority of body thinning and some high edge wear on mounts. There are a couple shallow dents. From the Jim Linton Collection 900 - 1,400

LOT - 765 765 - FINE & ORNATE INDIAN PRINCESS POMMEL MILITIA OFFICER’S DRESS SWORD. Blade Length: 32 - 1/2” Overall Length: 39 - 1/4” This decorative sword features a straight, tapered single edge blade with partial fuller and decorated panels features arms motifs on both sides. Cast brass guard chased with decorated of a seated Indian with feet on a cannon next to other arms, a Liberty cap and an American eagle. The knuckle bow is decorated on both sides with a lion’s head surrounded by foliate scrolls. Detailed Indian princess pommel and two piece Mother of Pearl grip scales decorated with three strands of brass and copper wire. Complete with brass scabbard with repose foliate panels of decoration. CONDITION: Good to very good. Blade retains a grey patina with some darker staining. Decorated portions retain about 30-40% blued and gilt finishes, mostly thinned and faded to brown. Hilt shows good detail and a mellow patina with generous amounts of gilt finish in protected areas. Scabbard retains most of its gilt finish with some thinning and losses on back side, and only a couple shallow dents. This is a very attractive and desirable American sword. 1,500 - 2,500

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LOT - 766 766 - AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR HORSEMAN’S SABER. Blade Length: 30 - 1/2” Overall Length: 36 - 1/4” This sword has a wonderful provenance, as it was previously in the Phillip Medicus Collection, the personal collection of Norm Flayderman, and was owned by Peter Tillou and William Dykes. For a similar example, see page 171 plate 328.S of “Swords and Blades of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. The sword features a slightly curved unfullered American-made steel blade. The brass hilt has a four slot guard with a triangular piercing at the front of the knucklebow. Back of knucklebow attached to an integral ring or ferrule just in front of the molded globe-shaped pommel. The spiraling cherry grip is wrapped with a single strand of copper wire. The sword is accompanied by a letter from William Dykes Antiques regarding the provenance. CONDITION: Very good, as found condition. Dark patina overall and completely uncleaned. Minor bend to left branch of guard, near knucklebow, tip of blade slightly bent and rounded. A fantastic Revolutionary War American saber in untouched condition! 5,000 - 7,000

LOT - 767 767 - AMERICAN SILVER HILTED CHILD’S SWORD. Blade Length: 19” Overall Length: 24” This petite colonial 18th century child’s sword is of diminutive proportions, only measuring 24” overall. Features a triangular tapered steel blade with concave faces, the back side with a deep fuller. Hilt of solid silver and marked with a small star over “GW” on the knucklebow’s left side near where it meets the pommel. This is the touchmark of an unrecorded American silversmith. A nearly identical child’s small sword is shown on page 94 of “Silver Mounted Swords” by Daniel D. Hartzler. An early 18th century painting at Colonial Williamsburg of an American group visiting England shows a young child wearing a very similar silver small sword. The hilt only measures 5” and features a tightly wrapped grip of silver wire with braided ferrules at each end. CONDITION: Very good. Blade retains a dark patina with some minor surface rust. Hilt retains a mellowing patina with darker surface in protected areas. Guard is slightly loose. Silver hilted child’s swords are very scarce, especially American made examples. 4,500 - 6,500

LOT - 768 768 - AMERICAN SILVER HILTED WOLF’S HEAD HUNTING SWORD (CUTTOE). Blade Length: 27” Overall Length: 33 - 1/4” For a nearly identical example see plate 120.S on page 101 of “Swords & Blades of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. The sword featured in the book is believed to have been Ethan Allen’s dress sword. The maker of the sword in the book is Ephraim Brasher of New York. This example features a slightly curved double fullered blade with 8-1/2” clipped point. The guard of solid silver features a shell engraved on the back of the quillon and is pierced with four slots with scalloped edges. The dog head pommel or wolf head is also of solid silver and is chased with great detail. The ivory grip is finely gadrooned. The sword once has a chain which is now absent. CONDITION: Good. Blade retains a dark freckled patina with a series of nicks on the edge and one nick on the spine. Silver is partially patinated and has some scattered marks from use. Pommel shows some high edge wear and a dark patina in protected areas. Grip is good with one repaired chip on the underside near the front ferrule. Grips retains darker patina in grooves and lower areas, some shrinkage around pommel cap. This is a very scarce variety of an American silver hilt. 2,500 - 4,500 264

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LOT - 769

769 - HISTORIC JAPANESE WWII NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD, GIVEN BY ADMIRAL WILLIAM HALSEY TO THE WIDOW OF ADMIRAL JOHN SIDNEY MCCAIN, SEPTEMBER 18, 1945. Blade Length: 25 - 1/2” Overall Length: 37” The personal letter accompanying the sword is on Admiral Halsey’s Four Star stationary. He addresses Admiral McCain’s widow as “Dear Katie,/ I know you will accept this sword as representing a small but significant tribute in recognition of your husband’s superb leadership of our carriers, in pressing relentlessly the war against Japan.” This sword, together with another presented as having been surrendered by Rear Admiral Komura both emanate from the collection of Raymond Bentley, Nutley, New Jersey. This swords assumes particular significance not only because of its association with Admirals Halsey and McCain, but from the association with the recently deceased and world famous Senator from Arizona, John McCain, the Admiral’s grandson, who is the subject of a very personal letter accompanying the sword, written and franked on September 2, 1945, from the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The letter to the future senator McCain reads: “Dear Grandson,/ Post-mark is of place and date of Japan’s surrender. Your Granddad was there./ Affectionately, Granddad.” One of the most historically significant World War II relics, the sword itself with 25-1/2” blade with active temper line and very high quality Japanese naval mounts with big same saya, and Naval Officer’s knot. It is unclear which Japanese Officer surrendered the sword but what is clear is that it was presented by Admiral Halsey to McCain’s widow. Sword is accompanied by original documents including the touching letter from Admiral McCain to his grandson, the future senator from Arizona and twice presidential candidate. The archive worthy of any museum. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 5,000 - 10,000

LOT - 770 770 - GILT BRASS EAGLE POMMEL NAVY OFFICER’S SWORD WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 29 - 5/8” Overall Length: 34 - 3/4” Straight, tapered single edge blade with wide partial single fuller on each side. Each side features a blued panel with engraved and gilt washed designs. The right side with arms motifs and wreaths, as well as “SHF” on ricasso. The other side with a stand of arms. Cast gilt brass hilt with relief designs on guard of an anchor, a ship, a seated Lady Liberty and a patriotic eagle. The sword has an eagle head pommel and Mother of Pearl grip scales wrapped with three strands of copper wire. Complete with gilt brass scabbard with repose designs on the front. CONDITION: Good to very good. Blade retains a mostly grey and darker spotted patina with traces of finishes on right side and left side with about 70-80% original blue and gilt decoration. Hilt retains a mellow patina with generous traces of gilt finish in protected areas. Grips are excellent and show no chips. Scabbard retains about 70-80% gilt finish with some losses and flaking; there are a couple shallow dents on the back. 1,000 - 1,500

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771 - IDENTIFIED CONFEDERATE CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S SWORD BY JAMES CONNING OF MOBILE, ALABAMA. Blade Length: 32 - 7/8” Overall Length: 39” This sword is accompanied by a notarized letter from James Tuck in Eutaw, Alabama which states this Civil War sword was handed down in his family for generations. He is a direct descendant of Captain J.F. Smith who served as an officer in Company K of the Eutaw Volunteers, as well as the 20th Alabama Infantry. Smith carried this sword throughout the Civil War. The initials inscribed on the throat mount “J.F.S.” are the initials of his ancestor J.F. Smith. The letter is dated January 11, 2011. Conning manufactured various styles of swords in Mobile, Alabama throughout the Civil War for the South. This example features a slightly curved, unmarked steel blade with single partial fuller on each side. The cast brass hilt features a guard with classic “CS” motif, incorporated in foliate scrolls. The wooden grip is covered with brown leather and decorated with twisted brass wire. Sword is complete with its original black leather scabbard with brass mounts. The throat mount is inscribed “MADE BY/ James Conning/ Mobile/ Ala.” At the bottom of throat mount are the initials “J.F.S.” in script. CONDITION: Very good. Blade retains much of original polish with some grey areas and minor freckling. Hilt retains a mostly dark patina with generous traces of gilt finish in protected areas. Grip excellent with some crazing to surface. Scabbard very good with some minor losses to surface and cracking. Mounts retain a dark patina and inscription is clear. This Confederate officer’s sword is in far better than average condition. 15,000 - 25,000

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LOT - 772

772 - THIRD REICH DIPLOMATIC SWORD. Blade Length: 32 - 1/4” Overall Length: 38” Designed and authorized in 1938, the Diplomatic Official’s Sword was authorized for wear by German Diplomats in formal attire. The sword’s design was derived from the more commonly encountered German diplomatic daggers. The German Diplomatic Corps was headed by Joachim von Ribbentrop from 1938 to 1945. Ribbentrop was later tried and executed at the Nuremburg trials, after the war in 1946, for his role in Germany’s crimes. The overall condition of this sword is near mint. The 32-1/4” nickel plated blade is acid etched along the upper half with a very ornate floral design and a central motif with eagle clutching a swastika. The upper reverse of the blade is marked with the maker’s logo and name “ALCOSO, Solingen”. The firm ALCOSO made the vast majority of the diplomatic daggers, so it’s not much of a surprise to see that this firm also manufactured the more prestigious diplomatic sword. The single piece constructed cross-guard and D-guard are made of artificially aged silver plated brass which exhibits signs of hand finishing and is in near mint condtion. The cross guard design is the left facing diplomatic corps eagle with outstretched wings, clutching a swastika. An “Art Deco” styled eagle is the grip’s pommel, and holds in place the elegant mother of pearl grip plates. The grip plates have slight debris buildup near the edges, from handling and storage over the years. The scabbard, which measures 33-1/4” in length, is made of a thicker leather core which was then professionally wrapped in a finer black leather. The lower fitting of the scabbard is made of an artificially aged silvered brass which is held in place on the leather by a staple on the reverse. The upper fitting of the scabbard is also made of an artificially aged silvered brass which has been attached to the leather by a single staple on the reverse. There is a single hanger lug in the shape of an oak leaf on the upper scabbard fitting. This lug was used to attached the sword to its appropriate hanger for wear. Accompanying this sword is the original portepee. The portepee has been tied to the grip and D-guard. The Diplomatic Official’s Sword is an item that deserves the truly special classification of rare. Finding a complete original example, on the open market, is a rarity amongst itself. Here is an example which deserves the consideration of even the most discerning collector. This exact sword is featured in John Angolia’s book “Swords of Germany, 1900/1945” on page 271. Don’t miss your opportunity! 10,000 - 15,000

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LOT - 773 773 - LUFTWAFFE GENERAL’S SWORD BY CARL EICKHORN. Blade Length: 29 - 1/2” Overall Length: 36 - 1/2” A rare and exquisite example of a Luftwaffe General’s Sword made by “Carl Eickhorn”. The Luftwaffe General’s Sword was commissioned by Reichsmarschall and Oberbefehlshaber der Luftwaffe Hermann Göring. Hermann Göring was well known for his extravagant taste and flashy appearance. The decor and appearance of the organizations under his direct command would mirror that of his own personal tastes, most especially the Luftwaffe. When the uniforms of the Luftwaffe were designed, every detail was taken into account. This attention to detail made the Luftwaffe’s articles and appearance some of the most ornate and well designed ensembles, compared to that of other Third Reich organizations. These ornate general rank dress swords were no exception, and the details right down to the screws were scrutinized during the design and manufacturing process. The 29-1/2” nickel plated blade is in a near mint plus condition. The ornate, acid etched panels on the blade and spine are crisp and shine brightly. The blued panels on each side of the blade contain two separate gold inscriptions which read; “Der Reichsminister der Luftwaffe - Hermann Göring”, and “In Dankbarer Anerkennung” which translates, respectively, to “The National Minister of Aeronautics - Hermann Göring”, and “In Grateful Recognition”. The blued panels show only very minor freckling in some areas and light runner marks on the high edge of the blood groove. The hilt, hand-guard, clam shells, and pommel are made from gilded solid brass. The hinged clam-shells are fully functioning and lock into place tightly. The front clam-shell features a silver plated, brass second pattern Luftwaffe eagle which is held firmly in place by three soldered rivets. Both clamshells are neatly hand enhanced with scrolling lines. The orange trylon grip is wound with two twisted brass wires, one of which has snapped in half at some point. The pommel features oak leaf motif with hand enhanced background. The scabbard is made of stiffened leather base which was wrapped in a very fine black leather, then joined together on the reverse side and neatly stitched. The gilded brass fittings are stapled in place to the leather scabbard. The numeral “5” is stamped under the scabbard fitting’s staples. The upper scabbard staple has become loose over time, and lightly grazes the blade when unsheathing. The scabbard is in excellent condition with a few scattered light marks and crazing to the leather. Overall, this is an excellent sword and one that is missing in many high end collections. 6,000 - 10,000

LOT - 774 774 - THIRD REICH SS OFFICER “ROSTFREI” SWORD. Blade Length: 35” Overall Length: 42 - 1/2” An SS Officer Degen, with stainless steel blade, produced in the Dachau factory operated by the famous Paul Muller. This Degen is, overall, in near mint condition. The stainless steel blade, marked “Rostfrei PMD”, measures 35” in length, and is in near mint condition with a few scattered light marks. The stainless steel hand guard and silver plated steel fittings are also in near mint condition. The wire wrapped black ebony grip, which adorns the SS emblem, shows little signs of wear except for the expected light marks from use over the years. The black painted steel scabbard is in near mint condition, and shows little signs of use aside from a few very small paint chips. SS Honor Degens with stainless steel blades are an uncommon occurrence on the market today, and here is a great opportunity to own one. 2,000 - 2,500

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LOT - 775 775 - THIRD REICH SS OFFICER “ROSTFREI” SWORD. Blade Length: 34” Overall Length: 42” An SS Officer Degen with, stainless steel blade, produced in the Dachau factory run by the famous Paul Muller. This Degen is, overall, in near mint condition. The stainless steel blade, marked “Rostfrei PMD”, measures 34” in length, and is in near mint plus condition. The stainless steel hand guard and silver plated steel fittings are also in near mint condition. The wire wrapped black ebony grip, which adorns the SS emblem, shows little signs of wear except for the expected light marks from use over the years. The black painted steel scabbard is in near mint condition as well, and shows little signs of use aside from a few very small paint chips. SS Honor Degens with stainless steel blades are an uncommon occurrence on the market today, and here is a great opportunity to own one. 2,000 - 2,500

LOT - 776 776 - THIRD REICH SS OFFICER DEGEN. Blade Length: 32 - 1/2” Overall Length: 39 - 1/2” This Third Reich SS Officers Degen is, overall, in very good condition. The unmarked, 32-1/2” blade is in very good condition, with light graying, and freckling throughout. The hand guard and ferrule fittings are in very good condition with an even patina. The top pommel nut spacer has been glued in place. The wire wrapped, black, wooden grip shows a natural wear pattern. The grip shows a few chips near the SS grip emblem. The black painted metal scabbard appears to have been repainted at some point. The scabbard has a few random scattered light marks with freckling, and there is a very small crease roughly a third of the way down the scabbard from the throat end. This Degen has an original silver SS sword knot attached. The knot shows signs of wear with some fraying to the lower portion of the cord, as well as over the runes on one side of the knot. 2,000 - 2,500

LOT - 777

777 - THIRD REICH SS OFFICER DEGEN. Blade Length: 29” Overall Length: 36” An SS Officers Degen which is in, overall, very good condition. The 29”, Peter Dan Krebs marked blade is in excellent condition with light graying throughout and some freckling in random areas. The hand guard and fittings are in very good condition with minor lifting to the silver plating on approximately 20% of the fittings. The black wooden, wire bound, grip with SS emblem is in good condition. There is a small amount of white residue in the recesses and some chipping to the wood, mostly near the pommel end. The black painted steel scabbard has scattered light marks throughout and a small dent near the upper throat fitting. The scabbard condition rates excellent. An original SS sword knot accompanies this Degen. The knot is in near mint condition. 1,800 - 2,500

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778 - THIRD REICH PRISON OFFICIALS SWORD BY CARL EICKHORN. Blade Length: 32 - 1/2” Overall Length: 38 - 1/2”

LOT - 778

Third Reich Reich Prison Officials Sword made by “Carl Eickhorn” in, overall, excellent condition. The Third Reich Prison Official Sword is one of the more uncommon swords to find from this regime. The 32-1/2”, chrome blade is in near mint condition, with a few superficial marks and small nicks to the cutting edge. The blade is maker marked with the company logo for firm “Carl Eickhorn”. The gilded aluminum hilt and hand guard are in excellent condition with light wear to the top of the eagle head. The blade’s retaining pin appears to be a possible replacement. Slight movement in the parts on the grip have been noticed. The wire wrapped black trylon grip shows dulling from age, as well as a few light scattered marks. The black painted steel scabbard retains 95% to 98% of its original black paint, with one small dent on the top third of the scabbard. This sword would be a prized piece in many collections. 1,500 - 2,000

LOT - 779 779 - THIRD REICH PRISON OFFICIAL’S SWORD WITH DEDICATION. Blade Length: 34” Overall Length: 40 - 1/2” Early Third Reich Prison Officials Sword in, overall, excellent condition. The 34”, chrome plated, “Weyersburg” maker marked blade is in excellent condition with some light freckling in areas. The blade is engraved with a dedication, initials, and the date “1934”. The brass hilt and hand guard are in near mint condition and feature an engraved shield with the initials and date “1934”. The black trylon wire wrapped grip is in excellent condition with some white residue in the creases, possibly from a cleaning agent. The black painted steel scabbard is in very good condition with scattered light marks and 85% of the original black paint. 1,500 - 2,000

LOT - 780 780 - LOT OF 2: IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVY SWORDS. Blade Length: 33”, 33” Overall Length: 39”, 39” Lot contains: (A) German Naval Sword by “Horster” and (B) German Naval Sword by “WKC”. (A) The German Naval Sword made by “Horster” is in, overall, very good condition. The 33” blade is in very good condition, with approximately 30% freckling and a few light marks throughout. The blade is maker marked with the “Horster” motto. The solid brass hilt and hand guard are in excellent condition. The white trylon grip is in excellent condition and is decorated with a twisted brass wire. The scabbard is made of leather and has scattered light marks throughout. The scabbard fittings are void of their original gilding, but are still in excellent condition. The numbers on the scabbard throat and the hilt do not match. (B) The German Naval Sword made by “WKC” is in overall very good condition. The 33” blade is maker marked for the firm “WKC”. The blade has approximately 10% freckling throughout. The brass hilt and hand guard are in excellent condition. The hinged clam shell guards work properly. The white trylon grip is wrapped with a twisted brass wire, and is in near mint condition. The scabbard is made of leather and is fitted with brass fittings. The leather on the scabbard shows scattered light marks and the brass fittings have light freckling throughout. The upper and lower fittings of the scabbard are missing their retaining staples. This sword comes with a braided sword hanger, with minor fraying in the area where it has held the sword, thats rates in very good condition. 1,400 - 1,800 270

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LOT - 781 781 - LOT OF 2: THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE OFFICER SWORD & SS POLICE OFFICER DEGEN. Blade Length: 30”, 33 - 1/2” Overall Length: 38 - 1/2”, 39” Lot contains: (A) Third Reich Era Luftwaffe Sword, and (B) SS Police Officers Degen. (A) The Luftwaffe Sword is, overall, in excellent condition. The 30” nickel plated blade is near mint, with a few small areas of light freckling. The blade bares the maker mark for “SMF” and also the Luftwaffe acceptance marking. The aluminum cross guard and pommel have light patina and soiling in the recesses. The gilded swastika on the pommel retains 60% of its original gilding. The wire wrapped blue leather grip is in excellent condition with a few scattered light marks from use. The blue leather wrapped scabbard is in excellent condition with scattered marks on the leather and a few on the aluminum fittings. The sword is missing its leather hanger which was sewn to the rings. (B) The SS Police Officer Degen is, overall, in excellent condition. The 33-1/2” nickel plated blade is marked for the company “WKC”. The blade shows light freckling on approximately 10% of the blade and some light graying. The silver plated hand guard and fittings shows light patina. The wire wrapped black ebony grip is in excellent condition and shows light age. The brass based, police emblem on the grip has none of its silver finish remaining and is firmly in place. The pommel nut is adorned with a black enamel SS rune button. The black painted steel scabbard retains approximately 95% of its original black paint. Attached to the scabbard is a an original SS marked black sword hanger. 1,500 - 2,000

LOT - 782 782 - LOT OF 2: DOVE HEAD & “HOLLER #21” THIRD REICH SWORDS. Blade Length: 30 - 1/2”, 30” Overall Length: 36 - 1/4”, 36 - 1/4” Lot contains: (A) Dove Head Sword, and (B) “Holler #21” Sword. (A) The Dove Head Sword is in, overall, near mint condition. The chrome plated blade is 30-1/2” in length, and is maker marked for the company of “E. Pack”. The blade is in near mint plus condition. The gilded white metal hand guard and hilt retain 90% of their gilding. The wire wrapped black trylon grip is in near mint condition. The black painted steel scabbard is in excellent condition with only light scattered marks and some freckling in areas. This sword also has a brown leather hanger attached to the scabbard. A black leather knot is attached to the grip. The hanger is excellent with only light scuff marks. (B) The “Holler #21” Sword is in very good condition. The Holler maker marked, 30”, chrome plated blade is in excellent condition. The blade has a few nicks on the cutting edge and light superficial marks in some areas. The solid brass hand guard and hilt are in very good condition, with some play between the fittings. The fittings and black trylon grip have a white residue in the recesses, and are without damage. The black painted steel scabbard retains approximately 95% of its black paint. A white, over the shoulder, cloth and leather sword hanger accompanies this set. The hanger is in near mint condition with some minor moth nips to the wool pad. 1,200 - 1,500

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LOT - 783 783 - LOT OF 2: THIRD REICH SS LION HEAD & POLICE EM/NCO SWORDS. Blade Length: 32”, 31 - 1/4” Overall Length: 38 - 1/2”, 37 - 1/4” Lot contains: (A) Third Reich Silver SS Lion Head Sword and (B) Police EM/NCO Sword. (A) The Silver SS Lion Head Sword is in, overall, near mint condition. The chrome plated, 32” blade is marker marked for the company “Puma”. The blade is in near mint condition and has a few small nicks to the cutting edge. The aluminum hand guard and hilt are in near mint condition. There are engraved SS runes on the hand guard’s shield, and the lion head features red glass eyes. The black synthetic grip is wound with wire and is near mint. The black painted steel scabbard retains approximately 95% of its original paint. (B) The EM/NCO Police Sword is in, overall, excellent condition. The 31-1/4” steel blade is maker marked for the firm of “Carl Eickhorn”. The blade has a few scattered light marks from the scabbard. The silver plated steel hand guard, ferrule, and pommel nut are in excellent condition with even patina and some lifting of the plating on the cap. The black ebony grip is in excellent condition with some white residue in the recesses of the grip. The grip police eagle is made of zinc and has lost all of its finish. The black painted steel scabbard retains 90% of its original black paint and has a few small dents and scattered light marks throughout. The upper scabbard throat is SS proof marked. 1,200 - 1,500 784 - LOT OF 4: IMPERIAL GERMAN AND THIRD REICH SWORDS. Blade Length: 31”, 31”, 32”, 33” Overall Length: 36”, 36”, 38”, 39” Lot contains (A) Blucher Sabre dated 1916, (B) Blucher Sabre dated 1916 with 1920 reissue date, (C) Saxony Infantry Sword, (D) German World War Two Police Officers Sword. (A) The Blucher Sword dated 1916 is in, overall, excellent condition. The 31” steel blade has a single blood groove on each side and is stamped on the spine near the guard with the Weimar crown over “W”, and “16” for the year 1916. The blade is in overall LOT - 784 near mint excellent condition with only a few areas of scattered light marks and some superficial scratches throughout. The iron D-guard is in excellent condition and shows an even aging throughout. The wooden grip is in very good condition and has light marks and heavy patina. The blackened steel scabbard is in excellent condition, has light freckling throughout with no dents. (B) The Blucher Sabre with the 1920 Weimar Reissue Date is in, overall, excellent condition. The 31” blade is in excellent condition and has been blued. Runner marks are present, as well as a chip in the blades cutting edge. The iron D-guard is in excellent condition with scattered light marks and patina throughout. The wooden grip shows use and has some light marks as well. The blackened steel scabbard is in very good condition with scattered light marks, freckling, and some dents near the end. (C) The Saxony Infantry Sword is, overall, in excellent condition. The 32” nickle plated steel blade features a triple blood groove as well as the manufacturers logo stamp and the etching “Thieme & Fuchs, Leipzig” with “Eisenhauer” under that. The blade is in near mint condition and shows only a few areas of light freckling. The gilded brass hand-guard is decorated with laurel leaves and the crest for Saxony. The guard is in very good condition, but has lost most of its original gilding, and has become loose from the pommel. The grip is wrapped in a shark skin material and bound with twisted wire. The nickle plated scabbard has a heavy patina throughout and is missing one of its throat screws. No dents are present. (D) The German Police Sword is, overall, in very good condition. The 33” “WKC” marked steel blade is in excellent condition. The blade has heavy patina and freckling throughout, and is stamped with the SS runes on the ricasso. The nickle plated hand guard is in very good condition. The guard is loose on the tang and the pommel nut will not tighten any further. The wooden grip in in very good condition. The reverse of the grip is missing the silver runner. The black painted scabbard is in very good condition with freckling and scattered marks throughout. The scabbard fittings have a heavy patina and appear to have lost most of their silver plating. 1,000 - 1,500 272

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785 - LOT OF 2: THIRD REICH “FIELD MARSHALL” SERIES SWORDS. Blade Length: 33”, 30” Overall Length: 39”, 36 - 1/2”

LOT - 785

Lot contains: (A) Field Marshall Series Sword “Lutzow”, and (B) Field Marshall Series Sword “Prinz Eugen”. The Field Marshall Series Swords were a special sword series produced exclusively by the firm of “Carl Eickhorn, Solingen”, to commemorate German Field Marshall’s and iconic figures from Germany’s past. (A) The “General Lutzow” sword is overall in near mint condition. The beautiful chrome plated, 30”, “Carl Eickhorn” maker marked blade is in near mint + condition. The solid brass hilt and hand guard are decorated with laurel leaves and a large Third Reich eagle clutching a swastika on the grip area. The black trylon grip is wrapped with a twisted wire. The hand guard, hilt, and grip area are in very fine condition. The black painted steel scabbard retains nearly 98% of the original black paint and has only a few light superficial marks. (B) The “Prinz Eugen” series sword is in overall near mint condition. The beautiful 30”, chrome plated, “Carl Eickhorn” maker marked blade is in near mint plus condition. The hand guard and hilt are brass based, and silver plated with a very thin gold lacquering or wash on top. The grip is made of black trylon and is decorated with twisted wire. A small crack to the black trylon exists near the pommel area. The condition of the hilt, hand guard, and grip are excellent. The black painted scabbard is in near mint condition, with a few scattered light marks and roughly 95% of the original paint remaining. 1,100 - 1,400 786 - LOT OF 5: THIRD REICH DOVE HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 30”, 32-1/2”, 32-1/2”, 33”, 33” Overall Length: 35”, 37-1/2”, 37-1/2”, 38”, 38” Lot contains: (A) “Eickhorn” sword, (B) unmarked sword, (C) “Luneschloss” sword, (D) “Klaas” sword, and (E) “Forster” sword. (A) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “Carl Eickhorn” with a 30” blade in overall very good to excellent condition. Blade is in overall excellent condition, with scattered light marks, but the blade is bent about 1/2” from the tip. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are also excellent, with a few strands of the wire being loose. Scabbard appears to have been repainted and retains more than 96% of that finish. (B) Third Reich Dove Head sword which is LOT - 786 unmarked with a 32-1/2” blade in overall near mint condition. Blade has some scattered light marks, and is in near mint condition. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are also near mint. Scabbard retains more than 95% of its original black painted finish. (C) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “P.D. Luneschloss” with a 32-1/2” blade in overall excellent to near mint condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with scattered light marks and a couple spots of freckling near the cross guard. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with some dried polish remaining. Scabbard retains more than 90% of its original painted black finish with light scattered marks throughout. (D) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “Robert Klaas” with a 33” blade in overall excellent to near mint condition. Blade is in near mint condition with scattered light marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with a few strands of the wire being loose. Scabbard retains more than 90% of its original painted black finish with light scattered marks throughout. (E) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “E. U. F. Horster” with a 33” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with a few strands of wire being loose. Scabbard retains 80-85% of its original painted black finish with areas of freckling on the wear, and light scattered marks throughout. 900 - 1,400

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787 - LOT OF 5: THIRD REICH DOVE HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 33”, 33”, 31”, 33”, 31” Overall Length: 38”, 38”, 36”, 38”, 36” Lot contains: (A) “Eickhorn” sword, (B) unmarked sword, (C) “WMW” sword, (D) “Holler” sword, and (E) unmarked sword. (A) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “Carl Eickhorn”” with a 33” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with scattered light marks and light runner marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with some dried polish present. Scabbard may be repainted retains 85-90% of its finish with scattered marks. LOT - 787 (B) Third Reich Dove Head unmarked sword with a 33” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with some light runner marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent with the couple of wire strands being loose. Scabbard retains about 60-65% of its original painted black finish, with scattered marks and freckling over 35-40%. (C) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “WMW Waffen” with a 31” blade in overall excellent to near mint condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with light runner marks and some light blemishes to its finish. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are near mint. Scabbard retains more than 90% of its original painted black finish with scattered marks and freckling on the ring and throat. (D) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “F.W. Holler” with a 33” blade in overall very good condition. Blade is in excellent condition, with scattered light runner marks and other scattered light marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with dried polish remaining. Scabbard retains about 20-25% of its original painted black finish with scattered marks throughout, as well as freckling over 65-70%. (E) Third Reich Dove Head unmarked sword with a 31” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in excellent to near mint condition, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent with some dried polish remaining. Scabbard retains 85-90% of its original painted black finish with areas of freckling on the tip and ring area, and light scattered marks. 900 - 1,400 788 - LOT OF 5: THIRD REICH DOVE HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 34”, 36”, 32-1/2”, 32-1/2”, 33” Overall Length: 39”, 41”, 37-1/2”, 37-1/2”, 38” Lot contains: (A) “WKC” polished blade sword, (B) “WKC” Dove Head sword, (C) “Eickhorn” Dove Head sword, (D) “Ernst Pack” sword, and (E) “WMW” Dove Head sword. (A) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “WKC” with a 34” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade has been heavily polished, and is in excellent condition. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are also excellent. Scabbard appears to have been repainted LOT - 788 and retains more than 96% of that finish. (B) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “WKC” with a 36” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade has some light blemishes, and is in near mint condition. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are also excellent. Scabbard retains 65-70% of its original black painted finish. (C) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “Carl Eickhorn” with a 32-1/2” blade in overall good condition. Blade is in fair condition, and has dings and damage to its entire front edge, and also has freckling and scattered marks throughout. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are in very good. Scabbard appears to have been repainted and retains more than 96% of that finish. (D) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “Ernst Pack & Sohn” with a 32-1/2” blade in overall very good condition. Blade has been heavily polished, and is in excellent condition with scattered light marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are very good with dried polish present. Grip is loose. Scabbard retains 65-70% of its original black painted finish. (E) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “WMW Waffen” with a 33” blade in overall very good to excellent condition. Blade has some scatter light marks, and is in near mint condition. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are also excellent. Scabbard retains 50-55% of its original black painted finish, with marks and freckling throughout. 800 - 1,300 274

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LOT - 789 789 - LOT OF 2: THIRD REICH POLICE OFFICER & LUFTWAFFE OFFICER SWORDS. Blade Length: 33”, 30” Overall Length: 39”, 38” Lot contains: (A) Third Reich Police Officer Sword, and (B) Third Reich Luftwaffe Sword. (A) The Third Reich Police Officer Sword is, overall, in very good condition. The 33” steel blade, marked “Carl Eickhorn”, is in excellent condition with an, even, dull silver look and a few small nicks to the cutting edge. The silver plated hand guard, ferrules, and pommel cap are in near mint condition. The wire wrapped ebony grip is in excellent condition with an even, dull look from use, and a few small chips near the grip emblem. The central police motif on the grip is made of brass, which has lost all of its original silver finish. There is some white residue build up in the recesses of the grip. The scabbard is black painted steel with silver plated locket and chape. A small dent exists about half way down the scabbard. The scabbard retains approximately 95% of the black paint, however, it appears as though the scabbard could possibly be repainted. (B) The Luftwaffe Officers Sword is, overall, in very good condition. The 30”, chrome plated, “SMF” maker marked, blade is in very good condition. The blade has nicks along both cutting edges, with some minor freckling and scattered light marks throughout. The earlier silver-plated brass cross guard and pommel are in excellent condition. Both show an even tarnishing and patina from the higher copper content of the silver plating. The blue leather wrapped grip is wound with two strands of twisted wire. The leather shows signs of wear to approximately 50% of the leather, mostly on the high points. The blue leather wrapped steel scabbard is in excellent condition. A few small scattered marks are present on the leather. The silver plated scabbard throat and lower fitting are both uncleaned and show a nice even patina, matching that of the hilt. The scabbard throat has an engraved crown logo with the letter “J” under it. The scabbard is missing its original leather hanger. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 790 790 - THIRD REICH SS NCO DEGEN. Blade Length: 33” Overall Length: 39 - 1/2” Third Reich SS NCO Degen made by “Peter Dan Krebs”. The overall condition of this Degen is excellent. The 33” steel blade is maker marked for “Peter Krebs”. The blade is in excellent condition throughout, with light graying and freckling in areas. The silver plated hand guard and fittings are in very good condition, with light wear to the silver plating and a few scattered marks. The SS marked pommel nut is loosely fitting. The black wooden grip is in very good condition, and retains approximately 50% of its factory black lacquer finish. The black painted scabbard is in very good condition, but appears to have been repainted. There is a dent to the lower portion of the scabbard. A chained leather sword hanger and black SS sword portepee accompany this Degen. 1,000 - 1,400

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791 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH LION HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 33”, 34”, 33” Overall Length: 38”, 39”, 38” Lot contains (A) “WKC” sword, and two (B & C) “Klaas” swords. (A) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “WKC” with a 33” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in excellent to near mint condition, with light runner and scattered light marks, with bent tip (1/8”). Brass ruby glass eyed LOT - 791 fittings and wire-wrapped shark skin grip are excellent, with dried polish remaining. Scabbard has been repainted and retains about 90% of its that finish, with scattered marks. (B) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “Robert Klaas”with a 34” blade in overall excellent to near mint condition. Blade is in near mint condition, and has some light runner marks and scattered light marks. Ruby glass eyed brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are near mint, with dried polish remaining. Scabbard has been repainted retains more than 90% of that finish, with scattered marks. Scabbard is bent 12” from its tip. (C) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “Robert Klaas” with a 33” blade in overall excellent to near mint condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Ruby glass eyed brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with dried polish remaining. Scabbard retains about 85-90% of it original black painted finish with scattered marks and some freckling. 800 - 1,200

792 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH LION HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 33”, 33”, 34” Overall Length: 39”, 39”, 40”, Lot contains: (A) “Becker” sword, (B) “Holler” sword, and (C) “MWM Waffen” sword. (A) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “CHR Becker Mainz” with a 33” blade in overall excellent to condition. Blade is in very good to excellent condition, with several dings on the edge, and light LOT - 792 runner and scattered light marks. Brass ruby glass eyed gold gilt brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent to near mint, with two loose wire strands, and dried polish remaining. Scabbard retains 85-90% of its original black finish with scattered marks and freckling. (B) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “F.W. Holler”with a 33” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in excellent condition, and has some light runner marks and scattered light marks. Ruby glass eyed gold gilt brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent to near mint, with dried polish remaining. Scabbard retains more than 85-90% of its original black painted finish, with scattered marks. Scabbard is bent 12” from its tip. (C) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “WMW Waffen” with a 34” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in excellent condition, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Ruby glass eyed gold gilt brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with four sets of wire missing, and dried polish remaining. Scabbard has been repainted and retains 85-90% of that finish, with several minor dents near the tip, and scattered marks and freckling. 800 - 1,200

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793 - LOT OF 4: THIRD REICH LION HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 31-1/2”, 31-1/2”, 35-1/2”, 34” Overall Length: 37”, 37”, 41”, 40” Lot contains: (A) unmarked Lion Head sword, (B) unmarked Lion Head sword, (C) “WKC” sword, and (D) unmarked Lion Head sword. (A) Third Reich Lion Head unmarked sword with a 31-1/2” blade in overall very good condition. Blade is in very good condition, and has been heavily polished, with scattered light LOT - 793 marks and polished areas of freckling. Ruby glass eyed brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with dried polish remaining. Scabbard retains 65-70% of its original black painted finish with scattered marks and freckling in the areas of wear. (B) Third Reich Lion Head unmarked sword with a 31-1/2” blade in overall very good condition. Blade is in very good condition, and has been heavily polished, with scattered light marks and polished areas of freckling. Ruby glass eyed brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent. Scabbard has been repainted and has about 80-85% of its finish with scattered marks and freckling. Scabbard is missing its throat fitting. (C) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “WKC” with a 35-1/2” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in excellent to near mint condition, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Ruby glass eyed gold painted white metal fittings and trylon grip are excellent. Scabbard has been repainted and retains 90-95% of its finish with scattered marks. (D) Third Reich Lion Head sword is unmarked with a 34” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in excellent to near mint condition, with scattered light runner marks and other scattered light marks. Ruby glass eyed brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with dried polish remaining. Scabbard has been repainted and retains about 90% of its finish with scattered marks, mainly on the top half. 900 - 1,200

794 - LOT OF 4: THIRD REICH LION HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 32”, 33”, 29”, 32” Overall Length: 37”, 38”, 34”, 37” Lot contains: (A) “Wingen” Lion Head sword, (B) “Luneschloss” Lion Head sword, (C) “Voos” sword, and (D) unmarked Lion Head sword. (A) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “Anton Wingen” with a 32” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Ruby glass eyed gold plated white metal fittings have about 80% of their plating. LOT - 794 Wire-wrapped trylon grip is excellent. Scabbard retains 85-90% of its original black painted finish with scattered marks and areas of freckling near the tip. (B) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “P.D. Luneschloss” with a 33” blade in overall excellent to near mint condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Ruby glass eyed anodized brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with two twisted wire strands missing. Scabbard has more than 95% of its original black painted finish with scattered light marks and and five minor dents. (C) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “Emil Voos” with a 29” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Ruby glass eyed brass fittings and trylon grip are excellent, with light dried polish remaining. Scabbard retains 90-95% of its original black painted finish with scattered marks. Throat fitting is missing. (D) Third Reich Lion Head sword is unmarked with a 32” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in excellent condition, with scattered light runner marks, scattered light marks, and areas of light freckling and blemishes about 10%. Ruby glass eyed anodized aluminum fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with a couple of the wire strand being loose. Scabbard retains 80-85% of its original black painted finish with moderate scattered marks. 800 - 1,200

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795 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH SWORDS. Blade Length: 31”, 31”, 32” Overall Length: 36”, 36”, 37” Lot contains: (A) unmarked Lion Head sword, (B) unmarked Lion Head sword, and (C) unmarked Panther Head sword. (A) Third Reich Lion Head unmarked sword with a 31” blade in overall very good to excellent condition. Blade is in very good condition, with light runner marks, scattered light marks, and has been heavily LOT - 795 polished. Ruby glass eyed gold anodized aluminum fittings have over 95% of their plating, and appears to have been lacquered. Trylon grip is excellent. Scabbard has been repainted and retains 85-90% of its finish with scattered marks and areas of light freckling near the tip. (B) Third Reich Lion Head unmarked sword with a 31” blade in overall near mint condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Ruby glass eyed gold anodized aluminum fittings and wire-wrapped metal grip are excellent, retaining 90% of its black finish. Scabbard retains 90% of its original black painted finish, with scattered light marks and freckling to the lower half with a 5” strip of finish missing on the front edge. (C) Third Reich Panther Head unmarked sword with a 32” blade in overall very condition. Blade is in good condition, with the entire front edge having small dings, blade having been heavily polished, and 45-50% light freckling. Ruby glass eyed gold anodized aluminum fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent. Scabbard retains 75-85% of its original black painted finish with scattered marks and freckling. 800 - 1,200

796 - LOT OF 5: THIRD REICH DOVE HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 32”, 29-1/2”, 34”, 33”, 32” Overall Length: 37”, 34-1/2”, 39”, 38”, 37” Lot contains: (A) “Holler” sword, (B) “Eickhorn” sword, (C) “Pack” sword, (D) “Pack” sword, and (E) “Klaas” sword. (A) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “F.W.Holler” with a 32” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with scattered light marks and light runner marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with a 1” crack to the grip near the top which has been glued. Scabbard retains 80-85% of its original finish with scattered LOT - 796 marks and areas of freckling in the areas of wear. One moderate sized ding is present eight inches from the tip. (B) Third Reich Dove Head sword made made by “Carl Eickhorn” with a 29-1/2” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with some light runner marks near the top, and a 1” line of freckling on the ricasso edge. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent with the couple of wire strands being loose. Scabbard has been repainted and retains more than 95% of its repainted finish, with a 2” area of freckling 8” from the tip. (C) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “Ernst Pack & Sohne” with a 34” blade in overall very good to excellent condition. Blade is in excellent condition, with light runner marks and several tiny dings on the front edge of the blade. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with a couple of the wire strands being loose. Scabbard retains more than 75-80% of its painted black finish with moderate scattered marks and freckling throughout. (D) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “Ernst Pack & Sohne” with a 33” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in excellent condition, with scattered light runner marks and other scattered light marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with a few strands of the wire being loose. Scabbard retains about 75-80% of its original painted black finish with scattered marks throughout, as well as chipped areas on the lower half. (E) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “Robert Klaas” with a 32” blade in overall very good to excellent condition. Blade is in excellent condition, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Both sides of the blade have been ground sharpened along the front edge. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent. Scabbard retains 70-75% of its original painted black finish with areas of freckling on the wear, and scattered marks throughout. 800 - 1,300 278

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797 - LOT OF 4: THIRD REICH LION HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 32”, 32”, 35”, 31” Overall Length: 37”, 37”, 40”, 36” Lot contains: (A) “PS” sword, (B) “Holler” sword, (C) E. “Pack”, and a (D) “Horster” sword. (A) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “PS” with a 32” blade in overall near mint condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with light runner and scattered light marks. Brass ruby glass eyed fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with dried polish LOT - 797 remaining. Scabbard retains more than 93% of its original black painted finish, with scattered marks and freckling near the tip. (B) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “F.W. Holler”with a 32” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in excellent, and has some light runner marks, scattered light marks, and tiny spots of freckling. Ruby glass eyed brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with several wire strands being loose. Scabbard has been repainted retains more than 95% of that finish, with scattered marks. (C) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “Ernst Pack & Sohne” with a 35” blade in overall very good to excellent condition. Blade is in very good condition, with light runner marks, scattered light marks, and light freckling throughout. Ruby glass eyed brass fittings and wire-wrapped metal painted grip are very good, with 50-55% of the painted finish remaining. Scabbard retains about 85-90% of it original black painted finish with scattered marks and some freckling, as well as a couple of dents and is bent in the middle. (D) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “E.F. Horster” with a 31” blade in overall very good to excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Ruby glass eyed brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are very good to excellent, with several strands of wire being loose, and a half inch piece of the grip missing near the top. Scabbard has been repainted and retains 90-95% of that finish, with scattered marks. 800 - 1,200

798 - LOT OF 4: THIRD REICH LION HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 35”, 31”, 34”, 32” Overall Length: 40”, 36”, 39”, 37” Lot contains: (A) “Clemen & Jung” sword, (B) “WMW”sword, (C) “E. Pack” sword, and (D) “Puma” sword. (A) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “Clemen & Jung” with a 35” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in overall excellent condition, with scattered light marks and very light freckling. Brass fittings and LOT - 798 wire-wrapped trylon grip are also excellent, with dried polish remaining. Scabbard retains more than 80% of its original black painted finish with scattered marks and freckling. (B) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “WMW Waffen”with a 31” blade in overall near mint condition. Blade has some light runner marks scattered light marks, and is in near mint condition. Ruby glass eyed brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are also near mint, with some polish remaining. Scabbard retains more than 95% of its original black painted finish, with scattered marks. (C) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “Ernst Pack & Sohne” with a 34” blade in overall excellent to near mint condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Ruby glass eyed brass fittings and wire-wrapped metal grip are excellent, with some worn painted areas and dried polish remaining. Scabbard has been repainted and retains more than 95% of that finish with scattered marks and light dings. (D) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “Puma” with a 32” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with scattered light marks. Gold finished pot metal fittings have 40-45% of their finish remaining and wire-wrapped trylon grip is excellent. Scabbard retains more than 90% of its original painted black finish with light scattered marks. 800 - 1,200

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799 - LOT OF 5: THIRD REICH SWORDS: 2 DOVE HEAD & 3 LION HEAD. Blade Length: 32”, 32”, 32”, 33”, 29” Overall Length: 37”, 37”, 37”, 38”, 34” Lot contains: (A) “Holler” Dove Head sword, (B) “Puma” Dove Head sword, (C) “Winger” Lion Head sword, (D) “Alcoso” Lion Head sword, and (E) unmarked Lion Head sword. (A) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “F.W. Holler” with a 32” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Brass fittings are excellent with the initials “HB” engraved on the cross guard shield. Wire-wrapped trylon grip is also excellent with a quarter inch chip on the left side with dried polish remaining. Scabbard retains 75-80% of its original black painted finish with scattered marks and freckling in the worn areas. (B) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “Puma” with a 32” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are in very good to excellent condition, with a couple of wire strands being loose and dried polish remaining. Scabbard retains 85-90% of its original black painted finish with scattered marks, freckling near the tip, and three dents within 13” of the tip. (C) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “Anton Wingen” with a 32” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade in near mint condition, and has some light runner marks and scattered light marks. Ruby glass eyed brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are in excellent condition with some dried polish remaining. Scabbard appears to have been repainted and retains more than 96% of that finish, with a dent 10” from the throat. (D) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “Alcoso” with a 33” blade in overall very good condition. Blade has been lightly polished and is in excellent condition, with scattered light marks. Rudy glass eyed brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are also excellent. Scabbard, which appears to be an Imperial German dress model, is very good to excellent with light freckling. (E) Third Reich Lion Head unmarked sword with a 29” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Ruby glass eyed gold anodized aluminum fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent to near mint. Scabbard appears to have been repainted with more than 90% of that finish, with scattered marks. 900 - 1,300

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800 - LOT OF 4: THIRD REICH DOVE’S HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 32”, 32”, 31”, 31” Overall Length: 37”, 38”, 38 - 1/2”, 37 1/2” Lot contains: (A) Dove Head Sword by “Holler”, (B) Dove Head Sword with Sword Knot, (C) Dove Head Sword by “ALCOSO”, and (D) Dove Head Sword with Unmarked Blade. (A) The Dove-Head German Army Sword made by “Holler” is overall in very good condition. The 32”, chrome plated blade, is maker marked for the company of “Holler”, and is in very good condition with approximately 20% light freckling and scattered light marks throughout. The LOT - 800 zinc base metal grip fittings and hand guard are in very good condition with approximately 70% of their original gold wash remaining. The wire wrapped black trylon grip is in excellent condition with light patina and a stray wire. The black metal scabbard appears to have been repainted at some point. There are light scattered marks and a few shallow dents with approximately 5% paint loss. (B) The overall condition of the Dove-Head with Sword Knot is excellent. The 32”, maker marked, chrome plated steel blade is in near mint condition with only superficial marks from sheathing the blade. The gilded aluminum hilt and hand guard are in excellent condition, with approximately 80% of the gilding remaining. The wire wrapped black trylon grip is in near mint condition, with areas of dust and natural patina. The black painted metal scabbard is in very good condition with a few small dents and scattered marks. The scabbard retains approximately 80% of it’s original black paint. (C) The “ALCOSO” produced Dove-Head Sword is, overall, in excellent condition. The chrome plated, 31” blade is marked with the “ALCOSO” trademark and is in near mint condition. The gilded brass hilt and hand guard are excellent. The wire wrapped black trylon grip is intact and without damage. The black painted metal scabbard has scattered light marks throughout and retains approximately 95% of its paint. (D) The Unmarked Dove-Head Sword is, overall, in very good condition. The chrome plated blade is near mint. The brass hilt and cross guard have a dull, even, natural brass patina throughout and the retaining pin in the grip has fallen out. The wire wrapped black trylon grip retains 90% of the original black trylon, with some cracking and chipping. The black metal scabbard retains approximately 90% of the original black paint, with scattered marks throughout. 900 - 1,200 801 - LOT OF 5: THIRD REICH DOVE HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 33”, 33”, 34”, 33”, 31” Overall Length: 38”, 38”, 39”, 38”, 37” Lot contains: (A) “Weyersberg” sword, (B) “Pack” sword, (C) unmarked sword, (D) “Herder” sword, and (E) unmarked sword. (A) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “Paul Weyersberg” with a 33” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with scattered light marks and light runner marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent with a little dried polish remaining. Scabbard retains 85-90% of its original finish with scattered marks and areas of freckling in places of wear. One moderate sized damaged area on the tip. (B) Third Reich Dove Head sword made made by “Ernst Pack & Sohne” with a 33” blade in overall LOT - 801 very good condition. Blade is in very good condition, with 15-20% of the nickel plating exhibiting deep freckling as well as scattered marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent with the couple of wire strands being loose. Scabbard has been repainted and retains 75-80% of its repainted finish, with paint worn from the high points. One throat screw is missing. (C) Third Reich Dove Head unmarked sword with a 34” blade in overall very good to excellent condition. Blade is in excellent condition, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with dried polish present. Scabbard retains about 75-80% of its original black painted finish with moderate scattered marks and freckling throughout. (D) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “Rich Werder” with a 33” blade in overall good condition. Blade is in fair condition, with 35-40% of its nickel plating exhibiting deep freckling and other marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are very good to excellent, with some dried polish remaining. Scabbard has been repainted and retains about 85-90% of its finish, with scattered light marks and a couple of minor dings. (E) Third Reich Dove Head unmarked sword marked with a 31” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with very light runner marks and scattered light marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent. Scabbard has been repainted and retains 85-90% of its finish with scattered marks throughout. 800 - 1,400

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802 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH LION HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 33”, 33”, 32” Overall Length: 38”, 38”, 37” Lot contains: (A) unmarked sword, (B) “Eickhorn” sword, and (C) “Holler” sword. (A) Third Reich Lion Head unmarked sword with a 33” blade in overall near mint condition. Blade is in excellent to near mint condition, with light runner and scattered light marks. Brass ruby glass eyed fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are LOT - 802 near mint. Scabbard retains more than 93% of its original black painted finish with scattered marks. Sword retains its original portepee. (B) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “Carl Eickhorn”with a 33” blade in overall excellent to near mint condition. Blade is in near mint condition, and has some light runner marks and scattered light marks. Ruby glass eyed brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are also near mint. Scabbard has been repainted retains more than 95% of that finish, with scattered marks. Sword includes its original portepee. (C) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “F.W. Holler” with a 32” blade in overall excellent to near mint condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Ruby glass eyed brass fittings and wire-wrapped metal grip are excellent, with a little dried polish remaining. Scabbard retains about 85% of it original black painted finish with worn areas, scattered marks some freckling. The sword’s original portepee is attached to the scabbard. 800 - 1,200

803 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH LION HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 33”, 32”, 30” Overall Length: 38”, 37”, 35” Lot contains: (A) “Eickhorn” sword, (B) “Eickhorn” sword, and (C) “Eickhorn” sword. (A) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “Carl Eickhorn” with a 33” blade in overall very good to excellent condition. Blade is in excellent condition, with light runner marks and scattered marks. Gold finished pot metal LOT - 803 ruby glass eyed fittings have 65-70% of their original finish, and wire-wrapped shark skin grip is excellent. Scabbard has been repainted and retains about 93% of that finish with scattered marks. Scabbard is not the correct one, as it is about 1” shorter than the blade. (B) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “Carl Eickhorn”with a 32” blade in overall excellent to near mint condition. Blade is in near mint condition, and has some light runner marks and scattered light marks. Ruby glass eyed brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are near mint. Leather scabbard has brass fittings and is in near mint condition, with a couple of very small dings. (C) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “Carl Eickhorn” with a 30” blade in excellent to near mint condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Ruby glass eyed brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are near mint, with dried polish remaining. Scabbard retains about 80-90% of it original black painted finish with scattered marks and some freckling to worn areas. 700 - 1,100

804 - THIRD REICH PRISON OFFICIALS SWORD. Blade Length: 34” Overall Length: 41”

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An unmarked Third Reich Prison Officials Sword in, overall, very good condition. The chrome plated, 34”, unmarked blade is in near mint condition with a few light superficial marks near the tip. The gold anodized aluminum hilt and hand guard retain nearly 65% of their original gold anodizing. The black painted metal grip is decorated with wire, and retains approximately 85% of its original black paint. The black painted steel scabbard is in excellent condition. The scabbard has a few scattered light marks and retains 95% of its black paint. 900 - 1,200

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805 - THIRD REICH PRISON OFFICIALS SWORD BY HOLLER. Blade Length: 33” Overall Length: 39”

LOT - 805

An uncommon Third Reich Prison Officials Sword made by “Holler” in, overall, excellent condition. The 33”, chrome plated blade is maker marked for the firm of “F.W. Holler”. The chrome plating on the blade is near mint. However, the blade has been bent at some point and has not been perfectly straightened. The gilded brass hilt and hand guard are in excellent condition with only minor wear to the relief points. The black trylon grip is decorated with wire and shows some white residue in the recesses. The black painted steel scabbard retains approximately 90% of its original black paint. There are a few small dents to the scabbard and also a slight bend which coincides with the bend on the blade. 900 - 1,200

LOT - 806 806 - THIRD REICH PRISON OFFICIALS SWORD. Blade Length: 31 - 1/2” Overall Length: 40 - 1/2” A Third Reich Prison Officials Sword in, overall, very good condition. The 31-1/2” chrome plated blade is maker marked for the firm “WKC”. The blade has a few nicks along the length of the cutting edge, light freckling and scattered marks throughout. The solid brass hilt and hand guard are in excellent condition. The eagles eyes are inlaid with green glass jewels, and the guard is decorated with oak leaves and acorns. The grip is shark skin wrapped with an aluminum bound cord decorating the grooves. The black painted scabbard has a matte appearance with consistent freckling throughout from age. The scabbard throat fitting is missing its retaining screws. 900 - 1,200

LOT - 807 807 - THIRD REICH JUSTICE OFFICIAL’S SWORD. Blade Length: 31 - 1/2” Overall Length: 38” A Third Reich Justice Official’s Sword in, overall, very good condition. The near mint, 31-1/2”, chrome plated blade is maker marked for the firm “WKC”. The blade has a few light nicks along the length of the cutting edge, and the tip is slightly bent. The silvered brass metal hilt and hand guard are in excellent condition. The eagles eyes are inlaid with green glass jewels, and the guard is decorated with oak leaves and acorns. The grip is shark skin wrapped with aluminum bound cord decorating the grooves. The black painted scabbard retains approximately 95% of its original paint. The scabbard shows a few small dents along its length. 900 - 1,200

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808 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH LION HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 32”, 32”, 31” Overall Length: 39”, 39”, 37” Lot contains: (A) “Herder” Lions Head sword, (B) “Wingen” Lions Head sword, and (C) “Eickhorn” Lions Head sword. (A) Third Reich sword made by “Rich A. Herder” with a 32” blade in overall near mint condition. Blade is near mint, with a couple of spots of freckling near the marking and scattered light LOT - 808 marks. Ruby glass eyed brass fittings and wire-wrapped grip are in excellent condition with dried polish remaining in many areas. Black painted scabbard retains more than 90% of its original black painted finish with scattered marks throughout. (B) Third Reich sword made by “Anton Wingen” with a 32” blade in overall very good condition. Blade is good, and is bent in two areas 12” from the tip. Remainder of blade has some light freckling and scattered light marks. Ruby glass eyed brass fittings and wire-wrapped grip are in excellent condition with dried polish remaining in many areas. Black painted scabbard retains more than 90% of its original black painted finish. (C) Third Reich Lion Head sword made by “Carl Eickhorn” with a 35” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with scattered light marks. Ruby glass eyed anodized aluminum fittings and wire-wrapped grip are also in near mint condition. Scabbard retains more than 95% of its black painted finish which appears to have been repainted. A very good green leather portepee is attached. 800 - 1,200 809 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH SWORDS: 1 LION HEAD & 2 DOVE HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 34”, 31”, 33” Overall Length: 39”, 36”, 38” Lot contains: (A) Lion Head “WKC” sword, (B) Dove Head unmarked sword, and (C) Dove Head “Weyersberg” sword. (A) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “WKC” with a 34” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in excellent to near mint condition, with light runner LOT - 809 marks and scattered marks. Silver finished aluminum fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent. Fittings are loose. Scabbard appears to have been repainted and retains about 95% of that finish with scattered marks. (B) Third Reich Dove Head unmarked sword with a 31” blade in overall excellent to near mint condition. Blade is in near mint condition, and has some light runner marks and scattered light marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are near mint. Scabbard has been repainted and retains 90-95% of its finish with scattered marks. (C) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “Paul Weyersberg” with a 33” blade in overall very good to excellent condition. Blade is in excellent condition, with light runner marks, scattered light marks, and areas of freckling along parts the the edge and back of the blade. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with dried polish remaining. Scabbard retains 45-50% of it original black painted finish, with scattered marks and freckling to worn areas. 800 - 1,200

810 - THIRD REICH SS OFFICER CANDIDATE SWORD. Blade Length: 34” Overall Length: 43 - 1/2”

LOT - 810

This Third Reich Era SS Officers Candidate Sword is, overall, in excellent condition. The 34” unmarked steel blade is in near mint condition with light scattered marks throughout. The black ebony grip, hand guard, ferrules, and retaining cap are in excellent condition with a few light scattered marks throughout. The steel based, black painted scabbard is in very good condition with scattered marks, a few very small dents from wear, and some freckling throughout. The upper and lower pressed on scabbard fittings are in excellent condition with areas of light freckling. 900 - 1,200 284

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811 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE AND DOVE HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 30 - 1/2”, 34 1/2”, 32 - 1/2” Overall Length: 37 - 3/8”, 37 1/2”, 39 - 1/4” Lot Contains: (A) Third Reich Luftwaffe Sword, (B) Third Reich Dove Head Sword, and (C) Third Reich Dove Head Sword by Puma. (A) The Third Reich Luftwaffe Sword is, overall, in excellent condition. The Helbig marked, 30-1/2” nickel plated blade is in excellent condition, with light freckling and runners LOT - 811 marks. The aluminum cross guard and pommel are in near mint condition with good gilding to the swastikas. The leather grip is wire wrapped and in excellent condition. The scabbard is a leather wrapped metal with minor scuffs in areas, and the aluminum fittings are excellent. The blue leather hanger is still present, but is only attached by one of the loops. (B) The Third Reich Dove Head Sword is in very good condition overall. The unmarked, 34-1/2” blade is in excellent condition with light runner marks and scattered freckling in areas. The gold plated hilt and hand guard are very good. A small areas of base metal is showing on the rear cross-guard section. The black trylon grip is wound with wire and rates near mint. The black painted steel scabbard is in excellent condition with minor freckling at the end. This sword has a partial leather knot with it. (C) The Third Reich Dove Head Sword by Puma is in near mint condition overall. The 32-1/2”, Puma marked blade is excellent with scattered light marks throughout. The opposite side of the blade has a “No. 3” stamped on it near the guard. The gilded brass hilt and hand-guard are near mint condition. The black trylon grip is wire bound and rates near mint as well. The black painted scabbard appears to be a repaint, it rates excellent. 900 - 1,200

812 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH LION HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 33”, 33”, 34” Overall Length: 38”, 38”, 39” Lot contains: (A) “Holler” Lion Head sword, (B) “Holler” Lion Head sword, and (C) “WMW” Lion Head sword. (A) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “F.W. Holler” with a 33” blade in overall very good to excellent condition. Blade is in near mint, with light runner marks, scattered LOT - 812 light marks, and two tiny dings on the blade edge. Ruby glass eyed brass fittings and wire wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with several strands of the wire being loose. Scabbard retains 65-75% of its original black painted finish, with scattered marks and freckling throughout. (B) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “F.W. Holler” with a 33” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with very light runner marks and very light scattered marks. Ruby glass eyed brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are very good to excellent, with a quarter inch chip and half inch crack at the top of the grip. Some dried polish remaining. Scabbard retains about 90% of its original black painted finish, with scattered marks and freckling at the worn areas (tip and mounting area). (C) Third Reich Lion Head sword marked “WMW Waffen” with a 3” blade in overall very good to excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with light runner marks and light scattered marks Ruby glass eyed brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are very good to excellent. Dried polish remains and four strands of wire are missing. Scabbard has been repainted and retains 80-85% of its finish with scattered marks. 800 - 1,200

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813 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH ERA DOVE HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 32”, 31”, 34” Overall Length: 35”, 36”, 39”

LOT - 813

Lot contains: (A) “Eickhorn” sword, (B) “WKC” sword, and (C) “WKC” sword. (A) Third Reich era Dove Head sword marked “Carl Eickhorn” with a 32” blade in overall very good to excellent condition. Imperial style sword with crossed cavalry swords on the cross-guard. Blade is in very good to condition, with light runner marks, scattered light marks, and areas of freckling to the lower half of the blade. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are also excellent to near mint, with dried polish remaining. Scabbard appears to have been repainted and retains more than 85% of that finish, with scattered marks and freckling (B) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “WKC” with a 31” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade has some scattered light marks and is in near mint condition. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with several strands of wire being loose. Scabbard retains 80-85% of its original black painted finish, with scattered marks and freckling. Hanger ring is a modern key ring. (C) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “WKC” with a 34” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in excellent condition with light runner marks, scattered light marks and some very light freckling. Nickel fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with discoloration to the fittings. Two circle stamps with “SS” runes in the center are present on the cross-guard and appear to have been added post-war. Scabbard appears to have been repainted and retains more than 90% of that finish, with light scattered marks. 800 - 1,200

814 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH DOVE HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 30 - 1/2”, 32”, 31” Overall Length: 37 - 1/2”, 38 - 1/2”, 38 - 1/2”

LOT - 814

Lot contains: (A) Unmarked Dove Head Sword, (B) “Puma” Dove Head sword, and (C) “Eickhorn” Dove Head sword. (A) The Third Reich Dove Head sword with an, unmarked, 30-1/2” blade, is in overall near mint condition. The chrome plated blade is in near mint condition. The brass fittings, wire wrapped trylon grip, and scabbard, are in near mint condition. (B) The Third Reich Dove Head sword, with 32” “Puma” marked blade, is in overall excellent condition. The blade appears to have been lightly polished at some point. The anodized aluminum fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are also near mint. Scabbard retains 95% of its original black painted finish with some scattered light marks. (C) The Third Reich Dove Head sword, with 31” Carl Eickhorn marked blade is in overall excellent condition. The blade is in near mint condition. Anodized aluminum fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are in excellent condition. The cross guard’s shield has been personalized with the initials of a previous owner. Scabbard retains approximately 90% of its original black paint and has some light scattered marks throughout. 700 - 1,200

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815 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH DOVE HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 31 - 1/2”, 31 - 1/2”, 34” Overall Length: 37 - 3/4”, 38 - 3/4”, 40”

LOT - 815

Lot Contains: (A) Brass Hilt Dove Head Sword, (B) Engraved Blade NCO Dove Head Sword, and (C) Plain Blade NCO Dove Head Sword. (A) The brass hilt dove head sword is in overall near mint condition. The “WKC” marked, chrome plated, 31-1/2” blade is in near mint + condition. The gilded brass hilt and black trylon grip are in near mint condition, with only light dust settling in the recesses of the wire. The black painted steel scabbard retains roughly 90% of its original black paint. There is a date scratched into the paint of the scabbard which says “ April 26 1945”. This sword also has a green leather sword knot tied to the cross guard area, and a brown leather vertical sword hanger. (B) The Engraved Blade NCO Dove Head Sword is overall in excellent condition. The “Carl Eickhorn” maker marked, 31-1/2”, chrome plated, engraved blade, is in excellent condition. The blade is acid etched for “Artillery Regiment No. 22” one side, and the opposing side features horse mounted artillery motif. The blade has nicks along the length of the blades cutting edge. The silver plated, white metal grip hardware and hand guard, are in excellent condition. These show a light nicotine patina to the silver and some lifting of the plating. The wire on the black trylon grip has become loose. The hilt hardware has some play in the fittings. The black painted steel scabbard retains approximately 85% of the original black paint. (C) The Plain Blade NCO Dove Head Sword is overall in excellent condition. The 34”, chrome plated blade is maker marked for the firm “Carl Eickhorn”, and is in near mint condition. The silver plated, white metal hand-guard and hilt are very good condition with scattered light marks and some freckling throughout. There is a white residue in the recesses of the grip wire from a cleaning agent, and a crack in the black trylon grip. The black painted steel scabbard is in very good condition overall with approximately 75% of the original black paint remaining. 800 - 1,200

816 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH DOVE HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 33”, 30”, 35” Overall Length: 38”, 35”, 40”

LOT - 816

Lot contains: (A) “PS” sword, (B) “Eickhorn” sword, and a (C) “Alcoso” sword. (A) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “PS” with a 33” blade in overall excellent to near mint condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with very light scattered marks. The tip of the blade (1/4”) is slightly bent. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are also excellent, with a 1” crack, and 3/4” piece missing near the top of the grip. Scabbard retains more than 96% of its original black painted finish with scattered marks. (B) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “Carl Eickhorn” with a 30” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade has some scattered light marks, and is in near mint condition. Gold finished pot metal fittings are in very good condition and the wire-wrapped trylon grip is excellent. Scabbard has been repainted, and retains more than 96% of that finish. (C) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “Alcoso” with a 35” blade in overall excellent to near mint condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Gold finished fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent to near mint, with one wire stand being loose. Scabbard has been repainted and retains more than 96% of that finish, with light scattered marks. 800 - 1,200

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817 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH & IMPERIAL SWORDS. Blade Length: 35”, 32”, 31” Overall Length: 41”, 39”, 38 1/2” Lot contains: (A) Third Reich Dove Head sword, (B) Third Reich Panther Head sword, and (C) Imperial Lion Head sword. (A) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked “Holler” with a 35” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in excellent to near mint condition, with light LOT - 817 runner marks and scattered marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent. Scabbard appears to have been repainted and retains about 95% of that finish with scattered marks. (B) Third Reich Panther Head sword marked “Alcoso” with a 32” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is near mint, with some light runner marks and scattered light marks. Gold finished ruby eyed fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent. Scabbard retains 90-95% of its original black painted finish with scattered marks and some freckling near the tip. (C) Imperial German Lion Head sword marked “Carl Eickhorn” with a 31” blade in very good to excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are very good to excellent, with a loose handguard. Scabbard retains 45-50% of it original black painted finish with scattered marks and freckling to worn areas. 800 - 1,200

818 - THIRD REICH ETCHED PANTHER HEAD SWORD. Blade Length: 32” Overall Length: 41”

LOT - 818

Very desirable Third Reich Panther double etched sword made by “P.D. Luneschloss” in overall excellent to near mint condition. Its near mint 32” blade has two 13” etched panels, with one side including two crossed rifles over a helmet, and a Third Reich “Heer” emblem. The other panel is etched with the German inscription “In memory of my service time” in “Reiter Regt. 2 Angerburg (Ostpr.)”, in the former East Prussia. This panel also presents a 2-1/2” outstretched Army eagle. The gold finished ruby glass eyed white metal fittings are are in near mint condition, with some finish worn on the top of the panther head. Crossguard is slightly loose. Wire wrapped trylon grip is excellent, with 1/2” crack on the front side near the head. Scabbard retains 85-90% of its original black painted finish with freckling and scattered marks. 700 - 1,100

819 - LOT OF 2: THIRD REICH “KINDERSABLE” & EAST GERMAN SWORD. Blade Length: 19”, 33” Overall Length: 24”, 39”

LOT - 819

Lot contains: (A) Lion Head unmarked sword, and (B) East German “WKC” sword. (A) Third Reich Lion Head unmarked “Kindersabel” with a 19” blade in overall good condition. Sharpened blade is good condition with light to moderate freckling throughout, and several dings on the edge. Gold plated aluminum fittings are in good condition with approximately 30-40% of its finish remaining, and the wire-wrapped trylon grip is excellent. Scabbard retains 45-50% of its original black painted finish with freckling and scattered marks. Includes brown leather shoulder hanging assembly. (B) Unmarked DDR sword with a 33” blade in near mint condition. Chrome plated blade is in near mint condition, and has some light runner marks. Chrome plated non-magnetic fittings and wire-wrapped plastic grip are excellent. Communist East German emblem is attached to crossguard. Scabbard retains 96+% of its original black painted finish, with scattered light marks. 600 - 1,000 288

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820 - SILVER SS DOVE HEAD SWORD. Blade Length: 31 - 3/4” Overall Length: 39”

LOT - 820

An Early Silver SS Marked Dove Head Sword in, overall, near mint condition. The chrome plated blade measure 31-3/4”. The blade is maker marked for the firm “Herman Rath, Solingen”, as well as SS proof marked under the maker mark. The blade rates near mint condition. The brass based silver electroplated hilt and hand guard are in excellent condition. Approximately 85% of the electroplated silvering remains with only a few areas of brass showing through. The wire wrapped black trylon grip is in excellent condition with dust build up in the recesses. The fitted pieces of the hilt have developed slight play from wear. The black painted steel scabbard are in near mint condition, retaining nearly 95% of the black paint. 800 - 1,200

821 - LOT OF 2: THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE AND PANTHER HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 28 - 1/2”, 33” Overall Length: 35 - 1/2”, 38 1/4 Lot consists of: (A) Third Reich Luftwaffe Sword, (B) Third Reich Panther Head Sword. (A) The Third Reich Luftwaffe Sword is in excellent condition overall. The LOT - 821 28-1/2” blade is in excellent condition with light runner marks and some freckling in various areas. The tip of the sword appears to have been dulled slightly at some point. The blade is maker marked for the firm “Gaefler”. There is a Luftwaffe acceptance stamp on the blade approximately 3/4” above the maker mark. The silvered brass cross guard and pommel are in near mint condition. It does appear though that the swastikas areas on the pommel and guard have been polished down to the brass base level. The leather wrapped grip is decorated with a double braid wire wrap and is in very good condition. The scabbard measures 30” in length, and is in excellent condition. There are a few scattered light marks on the leather and the silvered brass fittings of the scabbard. The blue leather hanger is still firmly attached to the rings of the scabbard. (B) The Third Reich Panther Head Sword is, overall, in excellent condition. The unmarked 33” blade is in near mint condition. The brass hand guard and hilt are in excellent condition showing an even aging throughout, the black trylon wire wrapped grip shows slight patina, and a few of the wires have come loose. The black painted scabbard is in excellent condition, and retains approximately 90% of its original paint. 800 - 1,200

LOT - 822 822 - ENGLISH REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD GILT LION POMMEL OFFICER’S SWORD. Blade Length: 26-1/2” Overall Length: 32-1/2” Circa 1770. English short sword has a curved steel blade with double fullers. Gilt brass hilt with four slots, engraved lined knuckle guard and a lion’s head pommel with capstan. Horn grip with bulbous turnings, wrapped with a spiraled copper band with a gilt brass ferrule at the front. For an example with an nearly identical hilt, see figure 139.S on page 108 of “Swords and Blades of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. CONDITION: Particularly fine example, retaining nearly all of the original gilt finish on the hilt with only some light edge wear and scattered marks. Grip is excellent and blade is very good with dark brown patina and some minor freckling. 1,000 - 1,500

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LOT - 823 823 - 18TH CENTURY CONTINENTIAL SMALL SWORD WITH HILT ENCRUSTED WITH SILVER PIQUET WORK Blade Length: 29” The lozenge shaped blade is 29” long and etched and gilt throughout its length with figures of saints including Thomas, Matthew, Andreas, and others, and further engraved in Latin, “Neither draw me out reason not sheath me without honor”. The guard and hilt encrusted with silver flowers and figures with gilt highlights and exotic Turkish figures. CONDITION: The blade has been reduced in length at tip, but the etching is crisp, engraving is good, and traced of original gilding remain, relief encrusted silver slightly rubbed. Grip retains and old rewrap. Old lead collection tag is still attached to the knuckle bow. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 824 824 - ENGLISH SILVER HILTED SMALL SWORD. Blade Length: 31 - 1/2” Overall Length: 38 - 1/2” Hallmarked at rear tang of knucklebow with date letter for London, 1750. This attractive silver hilted small sword features a straight colichemarde blade. Guard decorated with pierced scrollwork as well as arms motifs and heraldic designs. Finger rings and much of knucklebow features gadrooning and in center of knucklebow are chased cannons on both sides. The pierced pommel features instruments on both sides. The grip is wrapped with several strands of plain and braided silver wire. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with scattered freckling and wear overall and a few nicks to bottom edge. Hilt has some areas of dark patination and all silverwork shows very little wear. Strands of wire on grip are slightly loose. An attractive, far better than average English small sword. 1,000 - 2,000

825 - ENGLISH PILLOW POMMEL NAVAL DIRK MARKED FRANCIS THURKLE WITH SHEATH. Blade Length: 16 - 1/8” Overall Length: 20 - 1/2” This example dates circa 1790. Features a straight tapered blade with single fuller on each LOT - 825 side. Right side is engraved with scrolls near the top of the blade and the left side is engraved with scrolls and a rampant lion. S-shaped guard with counter guard branch on right side. Fluted ebony handle with brass ferrule at bottom and faceted brass pommel with turned capstan. The front of the guard is stamped with maker’s mark “FT” for Francis Thurkle on left side. This dirk is complete with its original black leather scabbard with tooled cross hatching on the front, brass mounts, throat mount with a frog stud. CONDITION: Fair as found and untouched. Blade retains a light grey patina with some areas of dark spotting and corrosion. All brass retains a dark patina. Grip is excellent. The counter guard is bent. Scabbard retains a cracked surface with some losses at the tip and drag absent. Throat mount missing hanging ring. This is a very nice British Naval dirk. 800 - 1,500

LOT - 826 826 - 18TH CENTURY SILVER HILTED HANGER WITH FIVE BALL D GUARD AND FACETED HORN GRIP. Blade Length: 27-1/2” 27-1/2” long blade with long fullers, struck with pattern of stars on left side. Appears to be pattern welded. The silver hilt in fine condition, struck at top of knucklebow with a hallmark ?AI in a lozenge. An interesting and attractive silver hilted sword. No scabbard. CONDITION: Blade is stained and cleaned. Condition of hilt is fine with no damage. 500 - 1,000 290

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827 - ATTRACTIVE CONTINENTAL TWO-HANDED FIGHTING OR ZWEIHANDER SWORD. Blade Length: 48”

LOT - 827

Sword has chiseled two ring cross guard and fluted ovoid iron pommel. Perhaps 17th century. Blade is 4’ long, double edged and sharp throughout its length with flat Ricasso with two flutes on each side. The chiseled cross guard with two rings is 19” across and relief chiseled on both sides with a beaded board, and relief chiseled tipped quillion. The ovoid pommel is fluted with slashed decoration on high points appears to be period and original to the sword. The 14” long grip is ribbed and wrapped with copper wire, which appears ancient. CONDITION: Fine for a sword of this period, blade shows minor battle nicks on both sides, mostly toward the front. A truly spectacular two handed sword, not to be considered with the usual 17th and 19th century bearing swords, or processional swords, which were never meant to be used in a fight. 3,500 - 5,000

828 - GOOD COMPOSITE GERMAN PROCESSIONAL SWORD. Blade Length: 57 - 1/4” Overall Length: 76”

LOT - 828 The blade and pommel of 17th century date, the massive cross guard pierced with fleur de lis design and curled designs on finials also appears to be of 17th century date. The partially leather bound waisted wooden grip of much later date. CONDITION: Some repairs to the cross guard. The pommel and cross guard in clean condition. The blade with deep fullers at ricasso with old patination and some minor surface pitting. This is a most impressive example of this well known form and is considerable earlier than usually encountered. 2,000 - 4,000

829 - LOT OF 3: IMPERIAL GERMAN SWORDS & BAYONET. Blade Length: 33”, 30”, 19” Overall Length: 39”, 36”, 24” Lot contains: (A) Imperial German M1889 Cavalry Sword, (B) Imperial Bavarian M1855 Artillery Swords, and (C) German Made Sawback Bayonet. (A) Model 1889 Imperial German sword in overall excellent condition. Triple etched nickel plated blade that is maker marked “Eugen Klotz, Stuttgart” and unit marked on a 12” LOT - 829 panel, “Drag. Rgt. Konig No. 26”, which represents the 26th Dragoon Regiment (2nd Wurttenburg). Both 12” panels depict mounted cavalrymen. Nickel plated handguard has the Wurttenburg crest on it, and the plastic grip has two 1” pieces missing near the pommel. Nickel plated scabbard has dings, freckling, and scattered light marks throughout. (B) Model 1855 Imperial Bavarian artillery sword in overall good condition. Steel blade is maker marked “G.M.” with a “187” and Bavarian proof on the spine. Blade has scattered marks and freckling throughout. Steel cross guard is unit marked to a light munitions column, with freckling throughout. Blued steel scabbard is unit marked to the same unit as the cross guard, with an old unit marking crossed out. Inside edge of the scabbard is marked “3 AR” representing the 3rd Royal Bavarian Foot Artillery Regiment. The scabbard has a uniform patina with freckling on the fittings. (C) Unusual German made saw back bayonet in overall very good to excellent condition. While similar to the M71 rifle bayonet, it is not the same. Maker marked to “SIMPSON & Co, SUHL”, with no other markings visible. Saw back blade is excellent with some light freckling near the crossguard. Brass handle, blued bayonet release, and steel crossguard are very good, with freckling and patina. Leather scabbard is intact with areas of dryness. Scabbard fittings are brass with age patina. 900 - 1,300

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830 - LOT OF 4: IMPERIAL GERMAN INFANTRY SWORDS. Blade Length: 33”, 32”, 31”, 33” Overall Length: 38”, 37”, 36”, 38” Lot contains: (A) Lion Head “Holler” sword, (B) Panther Head “Eickhorn sword, (C) Lion Head “Eickhorn” sword, and (D) Panther Head “Wingen” sword. (A) Imperial Lion Head sword marked “F.W. Holler” with a 33” blade in overall very good to excellent condition. Blade is in excellent condition, with light runner marks and scattered marks. Blade is bent 1” from the LOT - 830 tip, and there is a moderate dent on the edge 16” from the tip. Silver/nickel plated fittings are in good to very good, and wire-wrapped trylon grip is excellent. Scabbard has been repainted and has a 1/4” hole on the edge 16” from the tip. Nickel plated fittings are in good condition. Includes a Prussian sword portepee. (B) Imperial Panther Head sword is made by “Carl Eickhorn” with a 32” blade in overall very good condition. Blade is in excellent condition, and has some light runner marks and scattered light marks. Gold finished brass fittings retain 50-55% of their finish, and wire-wrapped trylon grip is excellent. Scabbard retains 40-45% of its original black painted finish, with scattered marks and freckling throughout. (C) Imperial Lion Head sword marked “Carl Eickhorn” with a 31” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in excellent condition, and has some light runner marks and scattered light marks. Brass fittings are near mint and wire-wrapped trylon grip is very good with three areas of chipping on the left side. Scabbard has been repainted and retains 95% of its finish with scattered marks. (D) Imperial Panther Head sword marked “Anton Wingen” with a 33” blade in overall very good to excellent condition. Blade is near mint, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Ruby glass eyed brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with some wire strands being loose and dried polish remaining. Scabbard retains 45-50% of it original blued finish with scattered marks and freckling to worn areas. 800 - 1,200

831 - LOT OF 3: IMPERIAL GERMAN SWORDS: LION HEAD, MINER, AND SHOOTING SWORD Blade Length: 29”, 34”, 31” Overall Length: 34”, 39”, 36” Lot contains: (A) unmarked etched sword, (B) “WKC” sword, and (C) “Eickhorn” sword. (A) Imperial German Lion Head unmarked sword with a 29” blade in overall very good to excellent condition. Triple etched blade is in very good condition, with scattered marks with moderate to heavy LOT - 831 freckling on the ricasso and the bottom half of the blade. Nickel fittings and wire-wrapped shark skin grip are excellent, and a Third Reich police eagle has been post-war added to cross-guard. Leather scabbard with nickel fittings are in excellent condition with a loose staple on the lower fitting and a ding near the throat. (B) Imperial German Miner sword made by “WKC” with a 34” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade has some scattered light marks, and is in near mint condition. Copper finished brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent. Leather scabbard with copper finished brass fittings is very good to excellent, with areas of wear on the leather and some small dings on the fittings. (C) Imperial German Shooting sword marked “Carl Eickhorn” with a 31” blade in overall excellent condition. Triple etched blade is in excellent condition, with runner marks, scattered light marks, and light freckling. Nickel fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with some dried polish remaining and a shooting emblem on the cross-guard. Leather scabbard with nickel fittings is excellent, with a number of dings on the fittings. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 832 832 - LOT OF 2: IMPERIAL GERMAN SWORDS WITH ETCHED BLADES: BAVARIAN & PRUSSIAN NCO. Blade Length: 34”, 29” Overall Length: 40”, 34” Lot contains: (A) Bavarian “Eickhorn” sword, and (B) Prussian “Coppel” sword. (A) Bavarian sword marked “Carl Eickhorn” with a 34” blade in overall near mint condition. Blade is double etched with a 4” panel on each side with the motto “In Treue Fest”, and is in near mint condition, with light runner marks and a couple of minor spots of freckling near the tip. Gilted brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are near mint, with more than 90% of the gilt finish remaining. Scabbard retains more than 93% of its original black painted finish with scattered marks. Sword has an original portepee with green finished leather. (B) Imperial German Prussian sword made by “Alexander Coppel” with a 29” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in very good to excellent, and has light runner marks, scattered light marks, and areas of freckling of about 10%. Nickel fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with one strand of wire being loose. Leather scabbard with nickel plated fittings are excellent, with some areas of wear to the leather. 700 - 1,000

833 - LOT OF 3: IMPERIAL GERMAN MINER MODEL & 2 LION HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 32”, 31”, 35” Overall Length: 38”, 39”, 41 1/2” Lot contains: (A) Miners model sword, (B) 31” Lion Head sword, and (C) 35” Lion Head sword. (A) Imperial German Miners sword with a 32” unmarked in overall very good to excellent condition. Lightly triple etched blade is LOT - 833 in good condition, and exhibits 35-40% freckling with scattered light marks throughout. Brass fittings, and wire-wrapped trylon grip are in excellent condition. Leather scabbard with brass fittings is also in excellent condition. Brass scabbard fittings have six or seven 1/4” dings. (B) Imperial German Lion Head sword is marked “Paul Weyersburg & Co” and has a 31” triple etched blade in overall excellent to near mint condition. Blade is near mint, with light runner marks and light scattered marks. The ruby glass eyed fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are in excellent condition. Black painted scabbard retains more than 95% of its original finish, and has several light dings near the tip. (C) Imperial German Lion Head sword marked “Paul Weyersburg & Co” and has a 35” triple etched blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is excellent, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. The ruby glass eyed fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are in excellent condition. Black painted scabbard retains 80-85% of its original finish, and has one deep dent near the hanger fitting and scattered marks throughout. 700 - 1,100

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834 - LOT OF 5: IMPERIAL GERMAN DOVE HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 32”, 33”, 30”, 32”, 33” Overall Length: 37”, 38”, 35”, 37”, 38” Lot contains: (A) “WKC” Dove Head “Reichsbahn” sword, (B) “Eickhorn” Dove Head sword, (C) “Alcoso” Dove Head sword, and (D&E) “Eickhorn” Dove Head swords. (A) Imperial Dove Head NCO sword marked “WKC” and with a “Reichsbahn” emblem and the numeral “17” under the crossguard. Sword has a 32” blade in overall excellent to near mint condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are also excellent to near mint. Scabbard retains 90-95% of its original black painted finish. (B) Imperial German Dove Head sword marked “Carl Eickhorn” with a 33” blade in overall LOT - 834 excellent condition. Blade is near mint, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Nickel plated fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are also excellent, and grip has a 1” crack near the top. Scabbard retains about 85% of its original black painted finish with scattered marks and freckling to the worn areas. Includes a portepee. (C) Imperial German Dove Head sword marked “Alcoso” with a 30” blade in overall very good to excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Gold anodized brass fittings and brass braided wire-wrapped trylon grip are in excellent condition. Scabbard retains 50-55% of its original black painted finish with scattered marks and freckling throughout. (D) Imperial German Dove Head sword marked “Carl Eickhorn” with a 32” blade in overall very good to excellent condition. Blade and cross guard has several early “WaffenAmpt” markings, unit marking, and serial number. Blade is in excellent condition with light runner marks, scattered light marks, and a few spots of freckling. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are in excellent condition with some dried polish remaining. Scabbard retains 65-70% of its original black painted finish with scattered marks and freckling. Scabbard has a “WaffenAmpt”, unit marking, and serial number which match the sword. (E) Imperial German Dove Head sword marked “Carl Eickhorn”” with a 33” blade in overall very good to excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with some light runner marks and scattered light marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are also excellent. Scabbard retains 65-70% of its original black painted finish with marks and freckling throughout. 800 - 1,300

LOT - 835 835 - LOT OF 2: IMPERIAL GERMAN LION HEAD & ARTILLERY PRUSSIAN M89 INFANTRY SWORDS. Blade Length: 30”, 31” Overall Length: 35”, 36” Lot contains: (A) Lion Head “Alcoso” sword, and (B) Model 1889 “WKC” sword. (A) Imperial Lion Head sword marked “Alcoso” with a 33” blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with light runner marks and scattered marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent to near mint. Scabbard has been repainted, and retains more than 95% of that finish. (B) Imperial German Prussian Officer sword made by “WKC” with a 31” blade in near mint condition. Blade is in near mint condition, and has some light runner marks and scattered light marks. Gold gilted brass fittings retain more than 90% of their finish, and wire-wrapped trylon grip is excellent. Scabbard retains 95% of its original black painted finish, with scattered marks. 600 - 1,000

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836 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH & IMPERIAL GERMAN SWORDS. Blade Length: 35”, 31”, 31” Overall Length: 40”, 36”, 36” Lot contains: (A) Third Reich NCO Sword, (B) Imperial German Panther Head Sword, and (C) Imperial German Lion Head Sword. (A) Third Reich NCO sword has a nickel plated blade is marked “ALCOSO” with the “AC” scales, in overall good to very good condition. Blade, especially on the front edge, has LOT - 836 a number of areas of damage where the finish is missing with freckling. Wire wrapped trylon grip is very good with several strands of wire being loose. Nickel plated fittings are also very god, with light patina and freckling. Scabbard is in good condition and has had its original black painted finish removed at some point. Freckling is present over at least 50% of its exposed steel surface. (B) Imperial German Panther head sword in overall very good condition.”Eickhorn” marked nickel plated blade in excellent condition with light scattered marks, and light freckling to the back edge. Red ruby eyed brass fittings retain approximately 50% of their gold gilt finish. Wire wrapped trylon grip is excellent with two wire strands being loose. Dual ring nickel plated scabbard is in fair condition with light to medium freckling covering at least 90% of its surface. (C) Imperial German Lion head sword in overall excellent condition. No maker mark present, and blade appears to have been moderately polished, with scattered light marks and areas of freckling to approximately 7% of its surface. Red ruby eyed brass fittings retain more than 85% of their gold gilt finish, and wire wrapped trylon grip is excellent. Scabbard retains more than 93% of its original black painted finish with scattered light marks. 700 - 1,100

837 - LOT OF 3: IMPERIAL GERMAN SWORDS. Blade Length: 31”, 30”, 36” Overall Length: 40”, 36”, 43” Lot contains (A) Bavarian Cavalry Sabre, (B) Blucher Cavalry Sword, (C) 1889 Prussian Officers Degen. (A) The Bavarian Cavalry Sword is, overall, in very good condition. The 36” blade is in very good condition with freckling and scattered marks throughout. The ricasso is stamped with the LOT - 837 Bavarian crown and “Amberg”, and the spine being stamped with the numbers “328”. The hand guard is made of iron and shows and even dark patina throughout. The grip is made of wood. The wooden grip has a dark patina as well, with scattered light marks from use. The steel scabbard has consistent freckling and minor denting near the scabbards drag. (B) The Blucher Cavalry Sword is, overall, in very good condition. The 30” steel blade has scattered marks and large areas of staining. The spine of the blade is marked with the crown over “W” and the numerals “15” for the date 1915. The iron D-guard is in very good condition with even dark patina throughout. The wooden grip shows light use and a few scattered light marks. The steel scabbard has a consistent light freckling running it’s length, and a few small dents are present. (C) The Model 1889 Prussian Officers Degen is, overall, in excellent condition. The 30” nickle plated blade is in near mint condition with very light freckling throughout. The ricasso is stamped with the makers logo. The hand guard is made of brass and and appears to have been painted black. The grip is made of wire wrapped trylon with a crest and is in near mint condition with light patina. The hand guard is the folding type embossed with a crest. The black painted scabbard has freckling throughout but remains in excellent condition. 600 - 900

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838 - LOT OF 3: IMPERIAL GERMAN DOVE HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 33”, 33”, 34” Overall Length: 38”, 38”, 39” Lot contains: (A) “Eickhorn” Dove Head sword, (B) “Weyersberg” Dove Head sword, and (C) “WKC” Dove Head sword. (A) Imperial German Dove Head sword marked “Carl Eikhorn” with a 33” blade in overall very good condition. Blade is excellent, with light runner marks, scattered light LOT - 838 marks, and freckling on the edge 6” from the tip. Anodized aluminum fittings in good condition, and wire wrapped trylon grip is excellent. Scabbard retains 45-50% of its original black painted finish, with scattered marks and heavy freckling throughout. (B) Imperial German Dove Head sword marked “G. Weyersberg” with a 33” blade in overall very good to excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with very light runner marks, very light scattered marks, and some minor freckling. Gold plated brass fittings are excellent and wire-wrapped trylon grip is very good with very light damage near the wire. Scabbard retains 75-80% of its original black painted finish, with scattered marks and freckling at the worn areas. (C) Imperial German Dove Head sword marked “WKC” with a 34” blade in overall very good to excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Plated brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are very good to excellent, with a couple of loose wire strands. Scabbard retains 80-85% of its original black painted finish with scattered marks throughout. 450 - 700

839 - LOT OF 2: IMPERIAL GERMAN CAVALRY SABERS. Blade Length: 34”, 29” Overall Length: . Lot contains: (A) Prussian M52 cavalry saber, and (B) Prussian “Blucher” model saber. (A) Imperial German cavalry saber made by “Carl Eickhorn” with a 34” blade dated 1914 in overall good condition. Sharpened blade LOT - 839 is in very good condition, with scattered marks and freckling. Steel fittings and wire-wrapped shark skin grip are in good condition. Blued scabbard is in very good conditio