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EDGED WEAPONS, ARMOR &

MilitariA December 10, 2019


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.


Quality

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

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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.

LIMITED GUARANTEE

MORPHY’S makes every effort to accurately describe all items offered in its sales. The descriptions carry a limited guarantee. It is a guarantee to protect you against major discrepancies that would have a major effect upon the value of the item. Under no circumstances do we guarantee against anything less than a major discrepancy that would have less than a major effect upon value. This limited guarantee covers authenticity, major restoration or repair not described, counterfeits, reproductions or major fabrications not disclosed in the description. Examples of what we do not guarantee against, imperfections, slight damages, handling marks, natural imperfections, undisclosed blemishes, finish differences, wood-to-metal fit issues, surface cracks or chips in wood, dings and dents, bore condition, and other similar differences that are inherent in the antiques and collectible industry. All items are sold for display purposes. 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. It is the bidder’s responsibility (present or absentee bidders) to determine by inspection by themselves or a hired professional the exact condition of each item prior to bidding on the item. 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. This limited guarantee is only available to the buyer of record. Please also refer to POST SALE RETURN POLICY at end of terms. Except as stated in the limited guarantee above, 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.. 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. We will do our best, but cannot promise 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 buyer acquires any reproduction rights in the property. All items will be available for preview approximately one (1) month prior to the auction.

TIMING

There will be no options for refunds of any type beyond 35 calendar days from the auction date. Paying late and thus receiving items late will not change the limitation on the dates above for refund consideration. Please also refer to POST SALE RETURN POLICY at end of terms. 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. • 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 D: Destructive Devices 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. 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 Curios & Relics license holders must present a current signed copy of their (continued...)


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Terms & Conditions license. C&R licensee purchases must conform to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF) C&R requirements. • 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. • National Firearms Act (NFA) Class 3 Weapons and Destructive Devices (DD) Processing o Dealers: Buyer must provide MORPHY’S with a copy of their active FFL and either their SOT or DD license, whatever applies. Estimated time for processing and approval of the required Form 3 normally takes two months, dealer to dealer via E-File is usually less than a week. 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 per item, 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 or DD 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. • 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. • 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. 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 buyers 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 buyers 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. It shall be the potential buyer’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 buyers 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 buyer’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 buyer 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. Grading Scale: Near Mint Plus 97% - 100% Near Mint 90% - 96% Excellent 80% - 89% Very Good 70% - 79% Good Below 70%

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 (continued...)


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Terms & Conditions 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 20% buyer’s premium will be added to all successful bids and is payable by the buyer as part of the total purchase cost. A 3% merchant fee is also automatically applied to all invoices but can be discounted upon payment by cash, check, money order or wire transfer that is received within 7 days from the receipt of the invoice. If the type of payment is split, invoice will reflect the 3% charge for merchant fees on the entire invoice. In addition, 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 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. 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. 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 regular sized item per month or $100 per oversized item per month. Buyer authorizes 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 and Proxibid.com will be auto charged to the credit card on file within 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 – If a credit card is used as any form of total payment, invoice will reflect a 3% surcharge on the entire invoice. This charge is automatically added, but will be discounted if payment is received by cash, check, money order or wire transfer. • 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 (continued...)


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Terms & Conditions hold all checks over $2,000. Customers who have an established successful buying history with MORPHY’S may be exempt from this requirement. 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 buyer 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 buyer. 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 that MORPHY’S accepts for shipment 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, which MORPHY’S will indicate on the invoice will ship based upon the buyer’s arrangement with a 3rd party shipper. MORPHY’s cannot combine standard item shipments with oversize and breakable item shipments. 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 buyer. 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 items to the buyer at the listed address via FedEx or other carriers, FOB Denver, Pennsylvania 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, which you can decline by contacting us and providing a signed waiver of insurance form. 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 welcomes our international customers. MOPRHY’S can provide upon request a complete process and set of recommended company contacts with whom the Buyer can work to understand the steps, timing, and cost to acquire items at auction. It shall be the potential buyer’s sole responsibility to research and satisfy the requirements of any laws and regulations that apply to the import and export of property and for paying all shipping costs, customs and duties on the items. 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. • 3RD PARTY SHIPPING of OVERSIZE ITEMS – Buyers will need to either pick up the items personally or arrange a 3rd party shipping service for oversize items. 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. • 3RD PARTY SHIPPING OF BREAKABLE 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 buyer 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.

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Terms & Conditions 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

MORPHY’S engages knowledgeable experts to provide catalog descriptions on the merchandise we sell. Every effort is made to ensure those descriptions are accurate and that they fully disclose any exceptions to condition. Any buyer who has made their payment within the due date of 7 calendar days who wishes to report a problem must notify MORPHY’S within three calendar (3) days of receipt of their purchased item. Buyers who have not made their payment within the due date of 7 days may not return any items under any circumstances. No lots purchased by floor bidders (including those bidders acting as agents for others) may be returned. Please refer to MORPHY’S limited guarantee herein. A Return Authorization Number (RA#) must be issued by MORPHY’S before you ship anything back to our address. Any items arriving without a return authorization will not be given a refund. The item in question must be shipped with the RA# on the outside and inside of the package, with full insurance, so it arrives at MORPHY’S within one week of the aforementioned authorization. PRIVACY TO REVIEW OUR PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE VISIT WWW.MORPHYAUCTIONS.COM/PRIVACY-POLICY All rights reserved. Entire contents copyright 2018, Dan Morphy Auctions LLC. Copyright includes, but is not limited to, print media, microform and electronic media, such as CD-ROMS and online computer services.

Please see www.MorphyAuctions.com to review a complete and most current list of terms and conditions. All rights reserved. Entire contents copyright 2018, Dan Morphy Auctions LLC. Copyright includes, but is not limited to, print media, microform and electronic media, such as CD-ROMS and online computer services.

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Auction Details

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Auctioneer sells approximately 80-100 lots per hour.

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M o r p h yA u c t i o n s . c o m | 8 7 7 - 9 6 8 - 8 8 8 0


The C ollection of George M. R apport

G

eorge was born in 1943 in Manila, Philippines during the Japanese occupation. His parents, Nikolai and Tatiana Prokopoff were of Russian origin, both of whom left Russia after the Revolution, his mother by way of Manchuria, his father by way of Germany. Nikolai was a Colonel of Terek Cossacks who fought for White Russia in the Russian Civil War. When Nikolai was evacuated by the Royal Navy in 1920, the story goes that he had to throw his saber overboard. In February 1945, Nikolai was shot and killed by a Japanese Marine sniper (while holding 2 year old George). Tatiana eventually met and married Michael Rapport, who then adopted George so that he could get American citizenship. Michael happened to be in the U.S. when the attack on Pearl Harbor happened, and he immediately signed up with the U.S. Army Air Force, where his fluency in Mandarin made him a natural to train Chinese pilots to fly B 25s. Michael and Tatiana met in Manila after the war, when Michael returned to the Philippines to rejoin his family, also of Russian origin. As a teenager, George wanted to go into the Navy, inspired by the film, The Caine Mutiny. He hoped to attend the U.S. Naval Academy, but did not pass the eye test. George ended up at the Virginia Military Institute, which turned out to be the best thing that could have happened to him. The four years George spent in Lexington, VA profoundly shaped his character. The bonds among his Brother Rats are every bit as strong today as they were back in the early 1960s. After graduating from VMI with a B.S. in Physics, George went to Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, earning a Masters degree in Public and International Affairs. He then went on active duty with the U.S. Army as an artillery officer, serving in Vietnam in 1967-8. George joined the Chase Manhattan Bank in 1968, where he worked for 32 years, including stints in Paris, Brussels and London, as well as New York. Primarily focused on the energy industry and project finance, George travelled often to Africa and Asia. After leaving Chase in 2001, George became Chief Financial Officer of a privately held energy company based in London. He retired and moved back to the States in 2007. The first sword George owned was given to him by his uncle, who had displayed the 1860 U.S. Cavalry saber (minus a scabbard) in the window of his Western gear store in San Jose, CA. George was 12 or 13 at the time. George didn’t really start collecting swords until he was living in Paris. By the time he move back to New York in 1985, he had a small collection of U.S. swords, which sadly were stolen from the East Hampton, NY house where George had left them for safekeeping. Eventually, he was able to recover two of the stolen swords. On a family trip to Paris in 2001, George spotted an American sword for sale, and that marked the beginning of his building the sword collection which is being auctioned now. George focused on collecting U.S. Army swords, dating back to the 1790s. The Rose swords in his collection were some of the earliest made for the U.S. militia. George’s fascination with swords is not just with the weapons themselves, but also in the stories behind them, from their manufacturer, to their ownership and the wider historical context. After enjoying so many years of building his collection of swords, George is now happy to share that thrill of collecting with others. 

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1001 - RARE CONNECTICUT MARKED ENGLISH HANGER. Blade Length: 22 - 1/4” Overall Length: 28 - 1/4” LOT - 1001 For a nearly identical hilt, see plate 57.S on page 80 of “Swords and Blades of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. This example appears to be English with a slightly curved blade stamped “WM./HAR/VEY” on both sides. There is a 6” false edge. The guard is of iron and forms a heart shape with a forward facing quillon. There is a semi-basket on the right side, which is typically observed on European grenadier hangers. The wooden grip is wrapped with shagrin and decorated with braided brass wire. The pommel has an integral capstan and is inscribed “Ct. / I+H / No. 25”, probably for a colonial Connecticut regiment. CONDITION: Blade and hilt retain a dark brown patina with some scattered pitting. Some nicks to edge. Markings are certainly period and are clear. Grip shows some losses to wrap. A very good mid-18th century hanger. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,500 - 2,500

LOT - 1002 1002 - EXQUISITE ENGLISH PIERCED SILVER-HILTED SMALL SWORD AND SCABBARD BY BLAND, HALLMARKED FOR 1767. Blade Length: 29” Overall Length: 35 - 1/2” This sword in very similar to one owned by George Washington, which can be seen in plate 222.S on page 135 of “Swords and Blades of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. The example shown has a very similar hilt. This is an unusually fine example with a straight, double-edged tapered blade with faceted faces and a deep partial fuller on each side. One side inscribed “T A M A S”, the other “A I A L A”. Solid silver hilt with date letter for 1767, as well as three other English hallmarks at the back of the knuckle bow on the left side. The guard has gadrooned edges and pierced scrolls throughout. Knuckle bow decorated with chased foliate scrolls in the center on both sides surrounded by sections of gadrooning. The ovoid pommel is pierced and has a turned capstan. The grip is wrapped with a silver band alternating with strands of braided silver wire. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with silver mounts. Throat mount is engraved with spiraling scrolls, en suite with guard, the back is inscribed “Bland / St. James”. CONDITION: Very good. Blade retains a mostly bright surface with some scattered dark spotting. Hilt is unpolished and retains a dark grey patina, hallmarks are crisp. Grip excellent. Scabbard very good with a few minor scuffs, center mount is missing ring attachment. A very nice maker-marked sword of the highest quality. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,500 - 2,500

LOT - 1003 1003 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR AMERICAN DOG POMMEL HORSEMAN’S SABER. Blade Length: 32 - 1/2” Overall Length: 38 - 1/2” For a similar example, see plate 336.S on page 173 of “Swords and Blades of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. This sword has a Spanish-style imported three fuller slightly curved blade. The brass hilt has a four-slot guard and a fluted knuckle bow. The dog’s head pommel has a turned brass capstan on top. The grip is bone and has fluted sections with a brass ferrule at the base. Complete with an 18th century associated black leather scabbard with iron mount at the top. The scabbard also has its original leather frog and homespun strap. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with scattered spots of light pitting and darker patina. Hilt retains a mustard patina, showing some scattered marks from use and some minor bending to guard branches and knuckle bow. Grip excellent showing a honey patina with some hairline age cracks. Scabbard shows losses to surface and crazing with a small portion missing at the tip. Frog shows some losses and strap has been reattached. A nice and scarce form of an American Revolutionary War period cavalry saber. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 4,000 - 6,000 12

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LOT - 1004 1004 - SILVER HILTED “AMERICAN LIGHT HORSE” OFFICER’S SABER. Blade Length: 36” Overall Length: 31 - 1/2” This sword is featured in figure 579 on page 641 of “American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords” by Daniel D. Hartzler. Hartzler attributes these swords to New Orleans, Louisiana manufacture, as they have French style hilts. The extremely long, curved, single edged blade has a wide shallow fuller and a narrow deep fuller above. There are shaped blued panels with gilt decoration on both sides. The right side is engraved with an Indian chief’s head, a banner that reads “AMERICAN / LT. HORSE” a patriotic Federal eagle, and a “WARRANTED” banner. The other side shows floral motifs, a splayed eagle with “UNITED / STATES” banner and a liberty cap and stand of arms. There is also a “WOOLEY, DEAKON” banner and an acanthus leaf at the ricasso. The solid silver stirrup hilt is in the French taste and has a knuckle-turned quillon. The knuckle bow has a faceted ovoid section in the center surrounded by a ball on each side. French pommel fluted on top with a faceted section below. Grip is of ivory and has checkered panels on each side and fluted sections on the top and bottom. CONDITION: Blade retains a spotted grey patina with some scattered areas of light pitting and generous traces of faded blue. Much of the gilt remains in engraved designs. Hilt retains a mellow patina with some darker areas. Grip shows yellowing from light exposure on one side and some age cracks. A very attractive American silver hilted cavalry saber. PROVENANCE: Show in figure 579 on page 641 of “American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords” by Daniel D. Hartzler. From the Collection of George M. Rapport. DMG. 3,000 - 5,000

LOT - 1005 1005 - ELABORATE GILT BRASS HORSE HEAD POMMEL OFFICER’S SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 31” Overall Length: 36” For a similar example, see page 96 of “Swords and Sword Makers of the War of 1812” by Richard H. Bezdek. This fantastic circa 1820 imported saber has a single fuller curved blade with elaborate etched designs on both sides for nearly the entire length of the blade. The right side features foliate scrolls, Lady Liberty, a stand of arms with a liberty pole, and detailed arms motifs including polearms. The other side has a large splayed patriotic eagle with an “E PLURIBUS UNUM” banner in its beak, an Indian chief with bow-and-arrow, and a Liberty pole. The original red wool washer is still present in front of the guard. The ornate reverse ‘P’ hilt is gilt brass and chased with high relief and detailed foliate motifs on both languettes, as well as the quillon and knucklebow. The pommel is a detailed chased and engraved bridled horse head with mane running onto backstrap. The ivory grip has bulbous sections decorated in grooves with three strands of braided and twisted copper wire. There is a turned gilt brass ferrule at the base. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts. CONDITION: Blade retains a mostly grey patina with scattered areas of darker heavy patina. Hilt retains about 80-90% original gilt finish with some wear on backstrap and high edges. Grip retains a honey patina with some minor chipping around pommel. Scabbard very good with some minor cracks and crazing to surface. Throat mount ring is absent and drag shows minor denting. Mounts retain about 70-80% original gilt finish. A very attractive and scarcely encountered American horse head pommel saber. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 4,000 - 6,000

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LOT - 1006

1006 - RARE U.S. MODEL 1840 ENGINEER OFFICER’S SWORD. Blade Length: 31 - 3/4” Overall Length: 37 - 1/2” Exceedingly rare 1840 Pattern US Engineer 1840 officer’s sword. The small and elite Corps of Engineers drew top graduates from West Point. There were only 39 Engineer Officers at the time of this sword’s production. They played a key role in the country’s security in building forts and public projects, mapping the country’s westward expansion, etc. This pattern was adopted for the corps shortly after the topographical department was split off into a separate organization (until 1863). Both organizations were small and their swords are correspondingly rare, with only a few known to exist. This sword used a triangular epee style blade reminiscent of a European small sword, but uses a quintessentially American motif for the gilt brass hilt: a coiled rattlesnake winds around the grip, its head at the pommel and tail with rattles at the base, resting inside the counterguard. Knuckle bow is flat, with floral motifs at top and bottom with star at center having clouds with Roman legion style thunderbolts jumping out above and below. Folding plain counterguard on reverse. Obverse with raised Engineer castle at center, 26 stars at left, large single star at right that unwinds in a floral spray along the lower edge. Blade is hollow ground, etched with floral motifs for twenty inches in each channel. “N.P. Ames / Cutler / Springfield” at base of reverse channel, with “U.S. Corps of Engineers” etched in reverse channel, with trophy arms and US flag above, and American eagle with ribbon under stars and sunburst before finial leafy vine. Black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts. CONDITION: Excellent. Lots of original gilt to the hilt with just minor wear to gilt on grip and some rubbing to high points of scroll on counterguard. Blade is bright, etching is very visible. Frosting is thin, but present. A few grey spots including two in area of corps etching, but the designation is still clear and fully legible. Black leather scabbard solid with good finish. Rings and stud present. Rubbing to edges of upper mount showing dark brass beneath. Small similar spots on middle mount. An extremely scarce sword in extremely good condition. (SR). PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 15,000 - 25,000

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LOT - 1007 1007 - SILVER HILTED PILLOW POMMEL INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD OF MILO BURR, WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 32” Overall Length: 37 - 1/2” This interesting sword has a straight single edged tapered blade with single fuller and a 7” false edge. Left side of ricasso stamped with an American eagle above “N. STARR”. The hilt is most likely by Ward and Bartholomew. For a very similar example see plate 172 on page 189 of “American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords” by Daniel D. Hartzler. Milo Burr was from Connecticut, where Ward and Bartholomew worked. The silver reverse ‘P’ hilt has two piercings on the guard and a flattened five ball knuckle bow. The pillow pommel is well-formed and has a mushroom-shaped capstan. The grip is of reeded ivory and has a silver ferrule at the base. The original Moroccan leather washer is still in place at the top of the blade. Complete with its original brown leather scabbard with silver mounts. A yellowed label on the scabbard reads “Sword of Milo Burr / in General Training, year of 1828.” Records indicate that Milo Burr was born in 1797 and died in 1872 in Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut. CONDITION: Very good “as found” condition. Blade retains almost all of its original polish and has a clear maker’s stamp. A few scattered spots of darker patina. Hilt retains a dark unpolished patina and grip retains a nice honey patina, minor chip on underside, near where knuckle bow meets the pommel. Scabbard very good with some minor scuffing and some losses to edges of label. Mounts are unpolished. A very attractive identified silver hilted American officer’s sword. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 2,500 - 4,500

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1008 - SCARCE SECOND MODEL VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY SABER. Blade Length: 35” Overall Length: 40 - 1/4” Production on the Second Model began in 1806 and ended in 1808. For another identical example, see page 87 of “Swords and Sword Makers of the War of 1812” by Richard H. Bezdek. Curved single edged blade with two fullers. Ricasso stamped “3” on the right and on the left with a small circle. Standard 2nd Model hilt with seven rectangular piercings on guard and a birds head pommel. Grip with bulbous sections, leather wrapped and decorated with a single strand of brass wire. Complete with its original steel scabbard with stud on throat mount. CONDITION: Blade has been sharpened and retains much original polish with some scattered frosting and darker patina. A few nicks to edge. Hilt retains a grey patina with scattered areas of darker patina. Grip leather shows some minor losses on both sides. Scabbard shows some denting and a small crack on back, near throat mount. Retains about 50-60% black paint otherwise turned to brown heavy patina. A scarce Virginia cavalry saber that probably saw Confederate use later in life. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 2,000 - 3,000

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LOT - 1009 1009 - 3RD MODEL VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY CAVALRY SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 35” Overall Length: 40”

This model was manufactured between 1808 and 1814. Only 3,943 were made and they are very similar to the 2nd Model swords, except with slightly shorter and less curved blades. For another example, see page 88 of “Swords and Sword Makers of the War of 1812” by Richard H. Bezdek. Standard single edged slightly curved blade with two fullers on each side. Standard seven slot hilt with birds head pommel and six section leather wrapped grip with strand of brass wire. Complete with its original iron scabbard. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with scattered areas of corrosion and nicks to cutting edge. Hilt retains a brown surface with scattered pitting. Grip excellent showing some crazing to surface. Scabbard has been repainted and shows some minor denting. A nice southern cavalry saber. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,500 - 2,500

LOT - 1010 1010 - RARE ROSE MARKED US MODEL 1812 CAVALRY SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 34” Overall Length: 39 - 1/4”

Only 500 of the 1812 Contract sabers were produced by William Rose & Sons in Blockley Township, Pennsylvania. For an identical example (possibly this sword), see pages 80-81 of “Swords and Sword Makers of the War of 1812” by Richard H. Bezdek. This sword has a slightly curved unfullered blade that widens towards the clip point. Beveled edge and beveled false edge. The right side of the ricasso is stamped “W / V”. The top of the spine is deeply stamped “W. ROSE”. Original leather washer. Standard reverse ‘P’ iron hilt with bird head pommel and black leather wrapped grip, knucklebow faceted. Complete with its original iron scabbard with black finish. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with a couple nicks to edge and excellent markings, some sharpening and a small dished area to edge, where a nick or chip was removed during period. Hilt retains a dark brown patina. Grip retains most of original leather with some deterioration and losses. Scabbard retains generous areas of original finish, remainder with a brown patina. This is a very scarce and well marked Rose marked War of 1812 saber. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,500 - 2,500

LOT - 1011 1011 - EARLY ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SABER. Blade Length: 25” Overall Length: 30”

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This sword is featured on page 276 of “American Swords & Sword Makers: Volume II” by Richard H. Bezdek. Bezdek dates the sword circa 1805-1810. The American blade is slightly curved and is half-blued with early gilt designs including a sun-in-splendor, floral motifs, and stands of arms on one side. The other side has florals and an early federal eagle with an “E. PLURIBUS UNUM” banner above. The brass stirrup hilt has a forward curved quillon. Early brass birds head pommel with integral backstrap. Leather wrapped grip with strands of brass wire and a large brass ferrule at the base. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with brass throat mount complete with frog stud. CONDITION: Blade retains about 60-70% original fire blue finish with some fading and thinning, remainder retains much original polish with some darker areas and a couple nicks to edge and sharpening marks. Hilt retains a mustard patina. Grip wire slightly loose in some areas and leather shows some losses. Scabbard leather is crazed and shows some minor surface losses, drag is absent. A very early and attractive American example. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,200 - 1,800

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LOT - 1012 1012 - UNITED STATES 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD Blade Length: 32” Overall Length: 37 - 1/2”

Silver gripped US 1850 pattern staff and field officer’s saber with British 1822 style scabbard with brass mounts. Standard configuration hilt with channeled silver grip, alternating smooth and faceted ridges. Twisted brass binding wire with border wires in place. Grip is contoured to “S” shape. Blade etching is foliate, panoply with US flag and “US” on reverse; foliate, panoply, American eagle with motto ribbon overhead. Scabbard brown with plain brass drag, rings and ring mounts, and throat. CONDITION: Medium patina to the brass. Dents to the upper grip at the pommel edge left and right. Blade pad in place. Legible etching but no frosting. Smooth metal, good edge and point, no nicks. Light silver-grey with grey spots. Some brown just at the guard on reverse. Scabbard very good. Sword seats, but with slight gap at front edge of throat and is likely a substitute scabbard. Scabbard is 33-1/4” top of throat to tip of drag. Smooth brown color, patina to brass. One very slight ding top edge, 9” from tip. SR 1,200 - 1,600

LOT - 1013 1013 - LOT OF 2: AMERICAN REVERSE-P HILTED CAVALRY SABERS WITH DECORATED BLADES. Blade Length: (A) 31” (B) 33” Overall Length: (A) 35 - 1/2” (B) 38” Lot consists of: two American cavalry sabers patterned on the British 1796 pattern light cavalry saber that were very popular with mounted officers and troops from 1800 and the War of 1812 into the 1840’s. Both have reverse-P hilts with birdshead pommels, crossguards with langets, etched blades and metal scabbards, likely Birmingham made, but certainly for the American market. (A) Mounted with gilt brass hilt and scabbard. Bone grip is carved with bands and spiral grooves. Blade is blue, gilt, and bright etched. Obverse is drypoint etched with two floral motifs and a panoply of arms, all gold washed on blue, separated by two etched bright panels. The blue terminates in a flame-like, scrolling, floral spray. Reverse has a similar arrangement of etched motifs, but the panoply has the dealer name “Spies” in an arc. Adam Spies began his career as an apprentice working for Christopher and D.D. Wolfe, and even represented that firm in England for several years before striking out on his own in New York. CONDITION: Excellent hilt with no chipping to grip and significant gilt on the brass. Reverse etching rubbed slightly just above the ricasso and on the obverse some grey spotting on the blue floral flourish ending the panel at mid-blade. Bright, smooth metal above the blue panel on both sides. Scabbard is very good, no gilt remaining, but mellow brass and no dents. Throat and rings in place. (B) Faceted iron hilt showing mostly bright. Backstrap has side ears. Ferrule is faceted as well. Grip is black leather with thin iron wire, set in three twisted strands. Blade is drypoint etched and gold washed on a blue panel terminating in floral spray and scroll. Obverse with gilt scrolling foliage with a pole and liberty cap at center. A broad American eagle with upraised wings and E Pluribus Unum ribbon in its beak and somewhat square shield on its chest has floral scrolls above and below. Reverse of blade has gilt trophy of arms at bottom with “WARRANTED” in a cloud edged scroll. Above that a mounted dragoon flourishes his saber, with a small panoply of arms overhead and two scrolling floral sections that mirror the termination of the blue panel in floral scrolls. The blade has a broad tip and an impressive kilij style back edge extending ten inches from the tip. CONDITION: Two loose strands of wire on the grip. Minor dark spotting on the hilt. Vivid gold and blue on the blade, which has a good edge and point. Scattered grey spotting to the bright metal above the blue panels on either side. Blue panels retain most of their gilt border lines at the edges. A rubbed gilt panel 2-1/2” long on the back edge next to the guard probably contained a US retailer’s name. This is an impressive pair of American sabers from the early 1800’s. 1,000 - 2,000

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1014 - LOT OF 2: MODEL 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S SABERS, ONE BY HORSTMANN. Blade Length: (A) 31 - 3/4” (B) 31 - 5/8” Overall Length: (A) 38” (B) 37 - 3/8” Lot consists of: two US Model 1850 Staff and Field Officer’s Swords with scabbards. These were the Civil War regulation swords for officers ranking Major LOT - 1014 and above, and for officers doing staff duty at regimental level or above, all of whom would serve mounted, requiring longer blades and sturdier metal scabbards than foot officers. Both swords are brass hilted with open work guards filled with floral motifs and a cutout “US” between the branches in the counterguard. Grips are grey sharkskin bound with twisted wire. (A) Blade is deeply etched with the William H. Horstmann and Son, Philadelphia etched on the obverse above the ricasso. Above that is a panoply of arms, floral scrolls with American, shield and arms, eagle with E Pluribus Unum ribbon overhead with more floral scroll and flame-ended panel. Reverse has geometric and floral panel, two panoplies of arms, etched “US”, floral scrolls and flame ended panel. Reverse ricasso with king’s-head mark of Gebruder Weyersberg of Solingen, blade makers with whom Horstmann has a long-standing association. (B) Unmarked. Plain blade. CONDITION: (A) Metal is bright and etching is vivid. Small patches of raised rust for 6” near the tip. Light on the obverse. More severe on the reverse, but both sides should clean and neither touches the etching. Sharkskin and single twisted wire in place on the grip. Untouched patina to brass. Plain scabbard mounts. Scabbard in the white. Four small dings on lower scabbard. (B) Aged patina to brass hilt. Sharkskin in place. Coiled wire binding with short section of flanking single wires. Good brown to scabbard. Mounts are plain with simple punch dots on bands. Blade shows smooth silver grey with some brown spots. Faint trace of palmette at obverse base indicating it was cleaned a long time ago. 1,000 - 1,500

1015 - LOT OF THREE EAGLE POMMEL SWORDS WITH SCABBARDS. Blade Length: (A) 30 - 7/8” (B) 27 - 3/4” (C) 30” Overall Length: (A) 36 - 5/8” (B) 33 - 1/4” (C) 35 - 1/4” Lot consists of three swords with brass eagle pommels and bone grips ranging from circa 1805-1835. (A) Chain guard, checked and channeled bone grip. 1834 style blade, with bright etched floral and military motifs. Langets is shell form. Abstract acorn finials to crossguard. CONDITION: Excellent. Nice gilt to pommel. Slight shrinkage cap along back LOT - 1015 of grip. Blade with good edge and point, bright, with very visible etching on frosted panels. Brass mounted steel scabbard very good. Dull silver gray. Medium color to brass matching hilt. Some gray and brown spots lower edge and near mounts and dusting of brown overall. (B) Short saber, five ball knucklebow and counterguard circa 1805. Oval reeded grips very good. Blue and gilt blade. Floral and martial motifs with gilt highlights featuring a US Shield. CONDITION: Very good. Blade shows gray with dark gray and brown spots. Some raised brown in the blue panels. Pommel with some play. Brass mounted leather scabbard solid with crazing to surface, toned mounts. (C) Bright brass hilt, reverse-P guard, grooved bone grip. American eagle on obverse shield langet. Blue and gilt blade with small floral and martial motifs circa 1810-20. CONDITION: Good. Blade shows gray with dark gray and brown staining to upper portion. Blue good, but gilt is mostly rubbed. Scabbard shows wear to surface. Bass drag present and bright. Upper mount loose and with dark patina. Stud and ring with part of saber sling attached. No middle mount. (SR) 1,000 - 2,000

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1016 - U.S. MODEL 1833 DRAGOON SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 34” Overall Length: 39 - 1/2”

LOT - 1016 Regulation US 1833 pattern saber for enlisted dragoons. Standard pattern hilt, blade and scabbard. Blade etched “United States” over a leafy branch on reverse. Obverse etched “NP Ames / Cutler / Springfield / 183[?]” near base of blade. Inscription is rubbed down the right side. The last digit of the date is not clear, but the inspector’s initial TW are crisp near the guard and according to Thillmann he only worked only in 1837. CONDITION: Brass hilt shows mellow untouched patina. “ORD / HKC” stamp on inside of counterguard. Brown leather grip wrap with about seventy percent of finish with some lighter brown showing. Coiled wire binding complete and in place. Blade pad a replacement. Good edge and point. Some scattered grey spots. One patch gray speckling 10” from guard on obverse. Color largely steel grey or subdued silver. Etching readily visible. Scabbard complete with drag, rings and throat and appears to show original lacquer. Small bit of tape residue between mounts that should clean. A nice example of a dragoon saber. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 800 - 1,400

LOT - 1017 1017 - FINE GILT BRASS INFANTRY OFFICER’S SPADROON MARKED WOOLEY DEAKON WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 31 - 1/2” Overall Length: 37”

Straight single edged tapered blade with wide single fuller. Panels of blued and gilded decoration on both sides. Right side shows a liberty cap, Indian head-dress and floral motifs, other side a patriotic eagle and floral motifs. Left side of ricasso gilded and inscribed “Wooley/Deakon”. The gilt brass reverse ‘P’ hilt has a forward curved quillon and a pillow pommel with capstan. Grip is of fluted ivory. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts. CONDITION: Blade retains about 70-80% of its original polish, blue, and gilt with some areas frosted or faded. Hilt retains about 90-95% original gilt finish and grip is very good. Scabbard shows flaking to surface and mounts retain about 90% original gilt finish. Scabbard shows one minor tear. A very high quality and high condition example of an early pillow pommel saber. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 800 - 1,400

1018 - BRASS HILTED “HONOR AND MY COUNTRY” INSCRIBED SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 32 - 1/4” Overall Length: 38” This beautiful saber is an American LOT - 1018 mounting, circa 1792, of an import blade, likely of German make, with lustrous bluing and drypoint etched motifs with gilt wash and highlights. The blue extends 11” from the guard on either side and terminates with flat ends. The obverse is etched with a short geometric and floral panel just above the narrow ricasso. Above that at panoply of arms with a liberty cap on a pole leads to the principle motif: a large American eagle with a US shield on its chest, fifteen stars overhead, and a knotted ribbon above, reading E Pluribus Unum. The motifs are topped with a wreath of victory and a finely detailed seven-pointed star. The reverse has a similar geometric and floral panel at the base, with a small floral motif above. The uppermost element is panoply of crossed cannons, flags and a liberty cap rising above, atop a pole. The principle element, however, is a boldly etched, “HONOUR AND MY COUNTRY” just below that panoply. The grip is a simple wood grip with black finish, very American in its simplicity, with a simple, round, channeled pommel. The guard is narrow, flaring slightly along the underside to display beveled edges forming an elongated diamond on the exterior, before tapering in again to form a narrow, flat-sided counterguard with a slightly curved flat quillon that ends with a squared off tip, echoing the simple ends of the blued panels. Scabbard is brown leather with dark brown leather collar. CONDITION: Excellent. Very slight thinning to the blue in the upper areas, for the most part rich with good luster. Motifs are gold filled and given bright border highlighting. Gilt border lines are visible to blue panels. Upper blade is grey with dark grey spotting, but good edge and point. Grip has very slight play, shows minor wear to the black finish at points of contact for ridge of holder’s palm and finger tips. Scabbard is excellent. No breaks. Good seam. Mixed brown and black with overall crazing and flaking to thin finish, but showing well. No mounts and likely never had any. The throat has narrow leather band sewn around it that may have held a ring or other form of attachment to a belt or baldric. It is possible another such band with a ring was positioned at the midpoint and is now missing. Intact leather scabbards of the period are very rare. A very beautiful sword with quintessentially American hilt form and motifs of the early Republic. (SR) 800 - 1,400

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1019 - LOT OF 5: FOUR EAGLE POMMELS AND ONE MILITIA SWORD. Blade Length: (A) 32 - 1/4” (B) 32” (C) 28 - 3/4” (D) 26 - 1/2” (E) 31 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 37 - 7/8” (B) 36 - 3/4” (C) 33 - 1/2” (D) 32 3/4” (E) 36” Lot consists of: five swords circa 1840. (A) Eagle pommel, no scabbard. Bone hilt. Narrow spadroon blade. CONDITION: Good. Hilt has good floral detail and work to back and under straps, but guard has disengaged from pommel and pin is missing. American eagle on counterguard. Rubbing to blue on blade. Gilt wash on etched LOT - 1019 motifs good. Brown and grey stains to upper portion of blade. (B) Eagle pommel with reverse ‘P’ guard. No scabbard. Narrow spadroon blade. Eagle on small languette. CONDITION: Fair to good. Hilt has good detail, but no gilt remaining. Blade is dark. (C) Eagle pommel, round reeded bone grip. Cast floral motifs on guard. Counterguard with cuirass, trumpet, etc. Narrow spadroon blade. Bright etched with floral motifs both sides and back edge. CONDITION: Good to very good. Muted silver blade with grey spots. Slight looseness to grip. Wear to black leather scabbard. Age tone to brass mounts. Rings and stud in place. (D) Globular white metal pommel with cast floral motifs and eagle on obverse. Round, reeded bone pommel. Crossguard with deeply cast eagle with widely spread wings on US shield and wreath with upturned ocean-wave terminals to guard. Reverse with cursory US shield. CONDITION: Fair to good. Oval blade is grey. Mounts have good detail but are dark. Scabbard with textured mounts, red painted scabbard with flaking paint showing grey and brown underneath. (E) Eagle pommel with floral guard, ferrule and detailed back and under strap of checkered bone grip panels. American eagle on counterguard. Narrow spadroon blade with bright etching on frosted panel with American eagle, liberty cap on pole, floral elements, etc. CONDITION: Very good. Some light grey and brown stains to upper blade near tip. Small grey spots on frosting, but very visible etching. Age toned hilt and brass scabbard. Floral engraving at rings and drag of scabbard. Three small dents. Tight hilt. A nice sword. (SR) 800 - 1,500

1020 - AMERICAN HUNTING SWORD OR CUTTOE MARKED ADAMS. Blade Length: 19 - 3/8” Overall Length: 24 - 1/2”

LOT - 1020

Straight tapered blade with convex faces, ricasso stamped “L. ADAMS” on one side. Simple ‘S’ shaped hand forged iron guard. Wooden grip with small iron cap on pommel. CONDITION: Very good, blade shows a grey patina with some dark spots, slight bend near tip. Guard retains a dark patina and grip is very good with nice patina. A nice early American sword. 500 - 750

1021 - EAGLE HEAD INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD C. 1821-1835. Blade Length: 31” Overall Length: 35 - 3/4”

LOT - 1021

American brass eagle pommel sword with spadroon blade, blued, dry point etched, gilt washed and bright etched, with engraved brass scabbard. Floral motifs on cast knuckle guard and quillon. Openwork cast floral langets. CONDITION: Good. Brass is medium tone with no gilt remaining. Eagle head and floral elements of hilt are nicely cast and well defined. White bone grip carved channels, chevrons, etc. shows age shrinkage along top under back strap. Hairline crack obverse near pommel, reverse full length, but bone is stable. Hilt on the whole has looseness. Blade shows some small brown spotting and overall greying making color and etching visible but less distinct. Gold wash is evident, blue appears softer and bright etched panels subdued. Brass scabbard is good, with medium tone, obverse floral etching at drag and either side of ring mounts. Eagle perched on US shield between upper mounts. Some scattered grey dusting on lower portion. Very small dent lower edge near drag. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 600 - 900

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1022 - LOT OF 3: 1860 NAVAL CUTLASS AND MILITIA SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 26” (B) 32 1/2” (C) 25 - 5/8” Overall Length: (A) 32” (B) 37 1/8” (C) 31 - 3/4” Lot consists of: one US Navy regulation Ames 1860 pattern cutlass with scabbard and frog and two prewar militia swords by Horstmann. (A) 1860 pattern cutlass stamped “U.S.N. / D.R. / 1862” with small anchor above and large “P” at left, on the obverse ricasso. Left ricasso has Ames address in a scroll. LOT - 1022 CONDITION: Hilt has aged patina, no dents to the cup guard. Grip leather and twisted brass wire comlete and in place. Wire may have been replaced by a collector. It stands up somewhat in the grooves and is usually not present, having been removed to avoid cleaning in the service. Leather washer in place. Obverse ricasso marks are crisp. Ames address is light, but legible. Blade is smooth metal, light steel grey, with good edge and point. Minor grey spots along bottom edge toward point and on obverse blade flat near point also. A few small grey spots on back edge near guard. Scabbard is excellent. No bends or breaks. Minor scuffs and drag lines. Frog is buff leather and excellent. (B) A characteristically Philadelphia brass hilt sword by Horstman. Hilt has a reverse P guard and is loosely modeled on the French briquet. Brass is plain with just a simple groove denoting the pommel cap and the edge of a grip on the obverse. “W.H. Horstmann & Sons Philadelphia” etched in panel above ricasso on obverse. Weyersberg king’s head blade stamp on reverse under the short langet. Blade form and etching are in the style of an 1850 pattern foot officer’s sword. Obverse etching includes two panoplies of arms and flags with sections of floral scrolls, along with an American eagle with upraised wings and an “E Pluribus Unum” ribbon overhead. Reverse has floral scrolls overall with a central, large “US.” The lowest portion has an impressive trophy of arms with US stars and stripes pennon floating around its pole. Scabbard is sharkskin with short brass drag and upper mount with oval stud. CONDITION: Very good. Hilt is medium to bright. Ricasso is dark. Blade etching is visible and legible though not frosted and mixed with some grey. Good edge and point. Scabbard is excellent. Made without a separate throat. (C) Knight’s head pommel with round columned bone grip. Flat, flared crossguard with Maltese cross style quillons. Brass has a medium, mellow tone, and is deeply cast with central flower petal on the quillon block and interior raised lines on the quillon flats. Washer is in place. Etching includes drypoint etched Horstmann firm name over a palmette with floral scrolls and a cursory display of arms above. Opposite side had “Philadelphia” drypoint etched over a palmette with an Indian princess head above, two sections of floral scrolls with crossed arrows secured by a knot in between. Weyersberg king’s head blade mark at bottom. Scabbard is black leather with brass drag and throat with frog stud. CONDITION: Very good. Etching is somewhat light with only very thin frosting, but motifs are visible and readily legible. Metal overall is bright with good edge and point. A few inconsequential dark spots. Scabbard is very good. Upper mount is loose. Often termed a militia officer’s sword, this pattern is also seen worn by early Civil War non-commissioned officers in the militia and volunteers. 600 - 900

1023 - LOT OF 2: EAGLE HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 30 - 1/2” (B) 29 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 35” (B) 34 1/2” Lot consists of two brass hilted

LOT - 1023

eagle pommel American sword circa 1840, both with etched blades and brass scabbards. (A) Brass wire bound grip with flat knuckleguard cast with floral designs. Shield shaped languettes with tails of arrows on obverse and arrow points on reverse. Blue blade panels with flamboyant ends. Small floral and martial motifs drypoint etched and gold washed. CONDITION: Good. Guard has slight looseness. Quillon with slight bend downward. Blade is smooth metal, but grey above the blue panels with some darker grey spots. Brass scabbard matches patina of hilt. Floral engraving at each ring and for 8” above button drag. Throat stud missing. (B) Cylindrical reeded grip. Chain knuckleguard. Downturned scroll counterguard with dynamically canted American eagle. Blade bright etched. Wm. Horstmann & Sons drypoint etched obverse; Philadelphia reverse. Obverse etched with palmette, floral scrolls and arms mixed with vines. Back edge scrolled with leafy vine. Reverse etched with palmettes, floral scrolls and crossed flags, drums, trumpets and shield amid floral elements. Scabbard with floral engraving at ring and for 4” from button finial drag. Stud in place with scroll edges. “HORSTMANN” stamp in sunken rectangle at reverse of scabbard throat. CONDITION: Hilt tight. Blade bright with good edge and point. Small grey spots near tip. A few darker grey spots reverse near guard. Short brown sections at base of blade either side at lower ricasso next to guard. Brown spotting to gilt finish on underside of counterguard. Brass scabbard with age patina. SR 600 - 900

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1024 - SCARCE IMPORTED CAVALRY SABER RETAILER MARKED TO WOLFE OF NEW YORK, WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 34 - 1/4” Overall Length: 39”

LOT - 1024

For a similar example with these markings, see page 89 of “Swords and Sword Makers of the War of 1812” by Richard H. Bezdek. The wide slightly curved blade has a false edge and a wide shallow fuller on each side. The spine, toward the hilt is marked “Sold by C & J.D. Wolfe, New York”. This company were military dealers in the War of 1812 period. The iron reverse ‘P’ hilt has languettes and bird head pommel. Black leather wrapped grip. Complete with its original iron scabbard. Blade retains a light grey patina with some darker spotting and a couple nicks to edge, some sharpening marks. Markings are crisp. Hilt retains a dark heavy patina and grip shows some losses to leather and exposed wood. Scabbard retains a heavy brown patina. A very scarce retailer marked cavalry saber. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 500 - 800

1025 - LOT OF 2: EARLY NCO SWORD AND EAGLE HEAD POMMEL SWORD WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: (A) 27” (B) 24 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 32 - 1/2” (B) 30”

LOT - 1025

Comprising: (A) Circa 1790 Stirrup-Hilted Non-Commissioned-Officer’s Sword. Curved single-fullered unengraved blade. Brass stirrup hilt with faceted ovoid pommel. Wooden grip. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with some darker spotting. Hilt retains a dark, unpolished mustard patina and grip is very good with some minor chipping at base. (B) Early Naval Officer’s Eagle Head Pommel Short Saber with Scabbard. Curved blade with wide partial fuller on both sides. Blade engraved with Liberty cap and stand of arms on one side and a patriotic eagle on the other. Original leather washer at top between blade and guard. Gilt brass hilt was counterguard on right side and chased eagle head pommel. Ring at top of knuckle bow near intersection with pommel. Reeded ivory grip. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts. CONDITION: Blade retains a mostly grey patina with traces of blue and gilt decoration. Hilt retains a dark mustard patina with about 30-40% original gilt finish. Grip shows some smoothed minor chipping around pommel. Scabbard shows some minor surface cracks and scuffing, drag is absent. Other mounts retain generous amounts of gilt finish. An attractive group of Federal American swords. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 500 - 800

1026 - PRE-CIVIL WAR EAGLE HEAD SWORD. Blade Length: 32 - 1/2” Overall Length: 37 - 1/2”

LOT - 1026

Gilt brass hilt with bone grip. Eaglehead with open beak, backstrap leading to ferrule. Reverse ‘P’ guard with deeply cast foliate designs, and swirling, deeply cast foliate languettes. Grip has channeled bands, chevrons, crosshatch leaf designs. Spadroon blade blued, gilt and bright etched. Each side with two foliate panels, one side with arms display and liberty cap on pole, the other with an American eagle with shield, ribbon overhead. Blue terminates in scrolling floral/flame ends. CONDITION: Subdued gilt on brass hilt. Grip with some shrinkage along top edge but no cracks and stable. Gold washed etching is very visible, bright etched panels of arms and eagle are light with rubbing and some grey spots that extends down into the blue on obverse. Smooth metal with good edge and point above. Scattered grey and brown spots, some of which will clean. Scabbard mounts foliate engraved. Two upper and one lower ring, all in place. Black leather scabbard broken above the drag, which is present, but loose. The open beak of the eagle and scrolling foliate languettes give the hilt some energy. SR 400 - 600

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LOT - 1027 1027 - PRESENTATION SABER TO FELIX G. MCCREA, 5TH ARKANSAS INFANTRY AND 7TH KENTUCKY CAVALRY. Blade Length: 31 - 3/4” Overall Length: 39 - 1/2” Elaborate Clauberg presentation sword and scabbard given to Felix G. McCrea, 7th Kentucky Cavalry. Clauberg swords are collected in their own right for the quality of their products and their blades were often used by American assemblers. The gilt hilt is deeply cast and chased with a prominent crouching eagle at top. The face of the pommel is covered with coils and scrolls with a slight silver wash at points. A faceless head of Columbia sits below the wreathed edge of the pommel cap. The grips feature a deeply cast and detailed standing Columbia with shield and wreath, with stars overhead on the obverse. On the reverse is a gilt display of arms among deep scrolls and floral designs. The counterguard, cast, chased, and engraved inside and out, features an eagle fighting a snake with a prominent US, the tail of the snake looping through the “U.” The underside of the guard has a cup formed of feathers and talons that cover the scabbard throat. Blade has Clauberg logo at reverse ricasso, back of blade etched “Iron Proof.” Floral, military and patriotic motifs on both sides of the blade with traces of gold wash at the base on each side. Obverse features 5” long panel with battle scene of lines of troops being lead against an enemy line at right. Cannons fire. Officers with swords are mounted. One center falls from his horse. Scabbard is steel with openwork brass middle mounts with floral cast rings. Shell fans extend from throat. Drag with floral engraving front and back. Applied panel with blank, round center panel and scrolling floral extensions. Scabbard is inscribed in six lines between the middle mounts in script and block lettering: “Presented to Felix G. McRea Adjutant of the 7th KY. Cav. the Friend, the Patriot and the Soldier by the line officers of his Regiment. Nashville Tenn. Sept. 27th 1863.” McCrea enlisted at Louisville, KY, and was mustered in as Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant in the 7th KY Cavalry 9/19/62. He was promoted to First Lieutenant and Adjutant 12/11/62. He was promoted to Captain of Co. G as of 11/21/64. He mustered out 7/10/65 with the regiment. The regiment served in the Department and Army of the Ohio and Cumberland and in the Military Division of the Mississippi. CWdata gives instances at which they were engaged with some loss. During their service they lost two officers and twenty-two enlisted men killed or mortally wounded. A Felix G. McCrea served in the Confederate service as a member of the 5th Arkansas Infantry from June 1861 until his desertion from the unit in May 1862. That regiment served in Kentucky and it seems likely this is the same man. If so, as a deserter who joined the enemy, he was fighting with a noose around his neck. In 1866 he joined the 8th US Cavalry and served for a year. He there listed his birthplace as Pennsylvania and his occupation as “soldier.” There may be quite a story here. At the very least, the sword testifies that he was well respected by his new regiment. CONDITION: Excellent. Hilt preserves most of its gilt on the pommel, the interior and the face of the guard. Slight rubbing to brass along exterior of upper branch in counterguard. Blade frosting is thin, but designs are vivid. Traces of gold wash near ricasso. Openwork scabbard mounts are deeply cast and chased. Scabbard body is bright with scattered grey and a little dusting of brown. SR 3,000 - 4,000

LOT - 1028 1028 - RARE U.S. MODEL 1860 NAVAL OFFICER’S CUTLASS WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 26” Overall Length: 32 - 1/2” Rare USN 1860 pattern (actually 1861 according to new research) cutlass with scalloped guard and die cut USN. Rankin guessed these might have been issued to petty officers and the like since some bear inspection marks and officers arms are privately purchased. The navy purchased and issued some 1852 pattern officer’s swords, however, so there was likely a small batch of these that was similarly acquired, likely well under one hundred. This is one of those few, bearing not only an Ames scroll address and “U.S.N.” over “1862,” but also the inspector’s initials “D.R.” The pommel cap has a brass cap over the blade tang. The guard bears an incised line around the edge, around the edge of the pommel, and along the counterguard, coming to a point at the beginning of the knuckleguard. The shell guard bears slight traces of gilt in the bottom of the impressed lines. The scabbard correctly bears a star mark on the face of the bottom copper rivet. The frog is black bridle leather. CONDITION: Very good. Grip has leather and wire in good condition. Brass has an undisturbed mellow tone. Cup guard has dents overall. One small break in the brass border line of the diagonal stroke of the “N.” One nick to exterior edge. Blade smooth, grey mixed with some dark grey areas. No nicks. Good point. Crisp markings. Scabbard very good. Some scuffs. Crazing to the finish, but only minor finish loss. One minor crease on obverse below stud. Tight seam. All rivets in place. Frog very good. A very scarce pattern, even more so with the inspector’s initials. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 3,000 - 5,000

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LOT - 1029 1029 - SCARCE U.S. MODEL 1833 DRAGOON OFFICER’S SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 34” Overall Length: 39” A very scarce US M1833 Dragoon officer’s saber. Congress re-established regular army mounted units only in 1833 with the First Regiment of Dragoons and the Second Regiment in 1836. The units played important parts in US westward expansion. Modeled on the British 1822 pattern. Brass hilt with sharkskin grip, coiled brass binding wire, etched blade, plain metal scabbard. CONDITION: Good. Hilt with just faint traces of gilt, mostly age toned brass. Wrap shows minor small scuff marks and wear near pommel. Wire in place. Blade pad present. Etching is weak. No maker address visible. Some motifs can be made out, more in outline than detail, the Indian with raised tomahawk, American eagle, etc. Motto not legible. Metal is smooth with good edge and point. Color gray mixed with dark gray overall. Scabbard complete with rings, drag, and throat. Smooth metal. Brown in color. A number of substantial pinches to the scabbard, but nothing affecting the seating of the blade. A good example of a scarce US dragoon sword connected with the early west. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. Very Good. 4,000 - 6,000

LOT - 1030 1030 - EXTRAORDINARY MOTHER OF PEARL GRIPPED OFFICER’S PRESENTATION SWORD. Blade Length: 32” Overall Length: 38 - 3/4” A seldom offered opportunity to acquire an outstanding sword. This sword follows the general configuration of an 1850 Staff and Field but with embellishments that put it in a class by itself. The gold washed and gilt brass hilt is deeply cast and expertly chased to emphasize details of the decorative elements. The pommel cap has a large bezel set red semi-precious stone in a border of stippled leaves. The underside of the cap bears engraved floral motifs and a separate band that may be applied. A silver backstrap and bottom strap on the grip bears overlapping scales that are mirrored in the superb mother of pearl grips, in which each scale is fitted with a gilt star appearing to fix it to the hilt. The ferrule is cast with geometric and floral elements. The knuckleguard is deeply cast with entwining vines and branches and a central four-sided “lantern” with red stone lenses or eyes, which are mirrored in the red stone eyes of the eagle head quillion atop the counterguard. The bottom of the knuckleguard ends in a leaf clasping five narrow branches descending from four open circles on the base of the counterguard. The counterguard is cast with openwork work floral motifs and a large “U.S.” in Old English. There is a short, openwork folding inner guard. The underside of hilt has a flat rectangular panel from which an umbrella scabbard cap descends, worked with sections of feather textured channeled shells separated by talons and claws. The blade pad is in place. The reverse ricasso has the Clauberg trademark knight and firm name. A stand of arms, foliate scrolls and American eagle with curling drypoint etched E Pluribus Unum ribbon are etched in a gilt washed panel twelve inches long terminating in an Arabesque point. On the obverse the ricasso is blank. The etching moves from a stand of arms and foliate scroll to a blade motto reading “Union for ever” with flourishes and foliate scrolls, ending with a “US” in a floral scroll. All with gilt wash background. Scabbard is bright with deeply cast open work middle mounts, decorated on both sides, throat with floral lower edge and drag with geometric and floral motifs on both sides. The ring bands are scaled, reflecting the sword grip. The rings are roped. Between the ring mounts is a rope border oval that could hold a presentation silver plaque. CONDITION: Excellent. The blade shows some rubbing to the gilt wash on either ricasso, and a very slight rub at the tip of the lower martial stand of arms and upper tip of the arabesque finial of the etched panel on the reverse. Both are small and on the high lower edge of the fuller. Very small dark spot on blade tip obverse. Very narrow hairlines on three of the contoured branches descending from the counterguard where they join the knuckleguard. Only one comes through to the inside. All are stable. Gold wash and gilt of the hilt are bright. Underlying brass where exposed matches in polish. Scabbard and mounts bright, with no loss of detail. All in all a superb sword worthy of the best collection. (SR) 8,000 - 15,000

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1031 - RARE AMES CORPS OF TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS CIVIL WAR SABER. Blade Length: 32 - 3/4” Overall Length: 38” Adopted in 1839 to mark the establishment of the Topographical Engineers as a separate organization from Engineer Corps, a separation that lasted until 1863. The organization was, small, elite, and intimately connected not just with the security of the country in the construction of forts and public works, but was crucial in the exploration of the American west and westward expansion of the country before the Civil War. The pattern is designed for field service, being a modification of the 1833 Dragoon Officer’s Saber with a heavier scabbard, a fourth branch added to the reverse of the guard, and star-within-a-star cast in the quillon. Gilt coiled brass wire binding with sharkskin grip. Acorn and oak leaf design on the ferrule. Quill back blade, obverse etched with sunburst, N.P. Ames / Cutler / Springfield address, acorn and oak leaf scrolls, two displays of arms, lower with American shield, upper with pole and liberty cap, leafy vine terminates the etching with flame ends to the frosted panel. Reverse has sunburst at bottom, acorn and oak leaf scrolls, with “U.S. Topographical Engineers” etched in an oval panel with interior border of stars and terminating flames top and bottom. Overhead and American eagle with arrows and olive branch, drypoint etched E Pluribus Unum ribbon, with leafy vine overhead. Frosting terminates in flame points. Scabbard preserves gilt brass “TE” on US shield insignia at top below throat on obverse and gilt rectangular NP Ames maker plaque on reverse. CONDITION: Stellar. Scabbard is smooth metal, blue/brown in color, no dings or dents, just some very small brown age spots under the color and a tiny bit of freckling near the middle ring band. Rings, drag and throat in place. Gilt remaining on applied plaques. Hilt with bright gilt on brass. Gilt brass pommel cap hiding blade tang and nut are in place. Grip wrap and binding are superb. Blade frosting is very good and the etching is vivid. Blade pad in place. The Engineers consistently drew from the top of the class at West Point and were a small, elite group, and their arms are correspondingly rare. Lee and McClellan both started their careers in that branch of service. This is a very scarce sword in wonderful condition that would be near impossible to equal, let alone surpass, and is connected to a significant period of American history. A high point in any collection. (SR) 15,000 - 25,000

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LOT - 1032

1032 - FINE AND DIMINUTIVE SILVER-HILTED CONTINENTAL SMALL SWORD WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 28” Overall Length: 34 - 1/2” Probably circa 1730. The double edged tapered straight blade has three faceted sections on each side. The top on both sides is engraved with panels of scrollwork and geometric designs. The solid silver hilt has a clam shell guard and a round pommel with integral round capstan. The grip is wrapped with strands of braided silver wire with knotted silver ferrules at the top and bottom. The sword is complete with its original leather scabbard with a silver drag. CONDITION: Blade has a series of nicks along one edge and shows some minor freckling. Hilt retains a mellow patina and shows some light wear and marks. Grip is excellent. Scabbard has a later leather repair in the center, otherwise very good with some scuffing, drag shows denting. A very attractive and unusually diminutive example. DMG 1,500 - 2,500

LOT - 1033 1033 - FINE SILVER-HILTED SMALL SWORD DECORATED WITH NAVAL MILITARY MOTIFS. Blade Length: 32 - 1/4” Overall Length: 39” Circa 1750, this sword has a straight triangular colichemarde blade decorated at the top on both sides with a sun in splendor. Finely pierced solid silver hilt. Clam shell guard decorated with a pierced and chased splayed eagle on one side and a fouled anchor and stand of arms on the other. Pommel is also pierced and features an anchor, arms motifs, and an eagle head. The knucklebow is decorated on both with chased stands of arms. The decorative grip is wrapped with bands of silver alternating with finely braided strands of silver wire. CONDITION: Blade has scattered freckling and shows some wear to engraving, grey patina overall. Hilt is excellent showing light wear and a dark grey unpolished patina. Grip is excellent. A very attractive and ornate example made for a naval captain. DMG 1,500 - 2,500

LOT - 1034 1034 - EXTREMELY FINE SILVER-HILTED ENGLISH SMALL SWORD. Blade Length: 31 - 3/4” Overall Length: 38 - 1/4” Circa 1750, this sword has a straight triangular colichemarde blade with traces of decoration at top. Fine pierced solid silver hilt. Round guard decorated with pierced and chased scrolls, birds, and flag motifs. Pommel is also pierced and features arms motifs on both sides. The knucklebow is decorated with chased scrolls in the center and is marked on the top left side with four English hallmarks. The decorative grip is wrapped with bands of gilded silver alternating with finely braided strands of silver wire. CONDITION: Blade has been polished and has some bending and damage at the top, on the left side. Hilt is excellent showing light wear and a grey patina. Grip is excellent. A very attractive and ornate example made for a wealthy officer. DMG 2,000 - 2,500

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LOT - 1035 1035 - U.S. 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 30 - 1/2” Overall Length: 36 - 1/2” Regulation 1850 pattern staff and field sword for majors and above and officers on staff duty. CONDITION: Hilt shows nice gilt on face of counterguard, other areas show brass with age patina and traces of gilt in recesses. Excellent sharkskin wrap and triple wire binding. Blade etching vivid on thin frosted panels with Arabesque finials. Obverse and reverse with similar motifs: crossed US flags with “Stand by the Union” along the staffs. Perched eagle with ribbon overhead. Liberty cap in sunburst. Reverse ricasso etched, “Schuyler, Hartley & Graham New York” on ricasso and an entwined foliate “US” above the crossed flags. Spine etched with overlapping leaf pattern. Metal is bright overall. Scabbard with smooth, deep color, blue-brown, simple brass mounts with scalloped edges. Medium patina with traces of gilt in recesses. Rings in place. Brass throat. A very nice example of regulation Civil War pattern. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,500 - 2,500 1036 - LOT OF 4 U.S. CIVIL WAR SWORDS INCLUDING “PEACE EAGLE” 1832 ON BELT. Blade Length: (A) 19”; (B) 31”; (C) 32”; (D) 33” Overall Length: (A) 25-1/4”; (B) 36-3/4”; (C) 37-1/2”; (D) 38” Lot consists of: (A) 1832 US Army short sword with white buff belt. Used as an artillery short sword and also early on as an NCO sword. Early manufacture with “United States 1833” and “[Eagle] / N.P. Ames / Springfield” stamps on the ricasso. Correct “S. Huse / Newburyport” marked hilt on underside of guard, along with a “DT” inspector’s initials in an oval. The eagle is posed with tucked wings, atop arrows and olive branch looking to the viewer’s left over the olive branch. Thillmann remarks this is a “very rare” stamp found on 1833 dated blades. See US Army Swords, p.43. CONDITION: Very good. Hilt has aged patina, good definition to eagles cast at pommel. Very legible hilt and blade marks with just some rubbing on the eagle. Blade is bright with gray areas and some brown. Edge has LOT - 1036 nicks, several shallow along one edge and one deeper on the other. Scabbard solid with some crackling and wear to leather, but good color. Belt excellent. Cream color to buff, some dirt, disks with S-link in place. Disks show American eagle on one, crossed cannons and US on the other. No visible maker or contractor stamp, but likely Dingee. Age patina to brass disks. (B) Eagle head militia sword ca. 1835-50. Brass hilt and scabbard. Incised bone grip. Chain guard. Open-beak eagle. Rounded crossguard with acorn finials, shell langets. 1832/34 style blade. Floral and military etched motifs include American eagle with stars and E Pluribus Unum motto overhead without ribbon or scroll. Liberty cap on pole amid arms panoply. Floral engraved scabbard shows traces of silver wash, the branch of service color for infantry in the period, though militia officers had wide latitude. CONDITION: Very good. Age toning to brass. Good grip. Visible etching on thin frosting with some gray spots on blade. Two upper, one middle ring in place on scabbard. Corner missing to inserted throat. Minor age gap upper edge grip to backstrap reverse. (C) 1840 light artillery and scabbard. Standard configuration. Ames 1864 dated and inspected. CONDITON: Very good. Blade is bright with cross polishing. Three or four small gray spots obverse, larger 1-inch gray spot reverse 14 inches from tip with some brown freckling. Hilt with age patina and dark spots. Wire present. Grip shows wear spots. Scabbard cleaned to dull gray. Number “46” at upper scabbard reverse and on throat. Pad in place. Slight rubbing to Ames mark, but visible. (D) Starr 1812/1813 Pattern. Standard configuration. Peterson-29. Sharp “P / LS / N. Starr / US” obverse blade stamps. CONDITION: Very good. Smooth steel gray blade with good edge and point, and crisp marks. Guard brown with slight crustiness. Leather present, about 90 percent, some wear, small portion missing near bird’s head pommel. Scabbard good. Dark with some surface light brown and traces of old cleaning showing gray near the ring bands. 1,200 - 1,600

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1037 - U.S. MODEL 1860 CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER BY HORSTMANN. Blade Length: 31 - 5/8” Overall Length: 39” LOT - 1037 Regulation Civil War 1860 Pattern cavalry officer’s saber with etched blade by Horstmann. Vivid blade etching with “William H. Horstmann & Sons Philadelphia” firm name etched on obverse ricasso with two stands of arms amid scrolling floral motifs above. Flat back edge etched with “Iron Proof” and leafy vine. Reverse is etched with two more stands of arms consisting of drums, cannon, and banners amid floral scrolls. Weyersberg king’s head blade maker stamp at ricasso, a Solingen blade maker who supplied many blades to Horstmann. CONDITION: Hilt is very good, with medium patina to brass. Sharkskin grip wrap shows some wear along the top and a 2” long opening on bottom reverse, both natural wear points from palm and fingers. Coiled brass central binding wire and one of the single strand border wires are present. Blade etching is vivid though frosting is soft. Smooth, bright metal overall with some scattered thin gray. Good edge and point. Tight hilt. Scabbard is simple with plain mounts. Throat, bands, rings and drag in place. Good brown overall. Two minor pinches on either side above the drag, perhaps intentional to reduce rattle or improve seating of blade. A very nice example of a Civil War cavalry officer’s combat saber. (SR) 800 - 1,200

1038 - LOT OF 3: CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S SWORDS AND PHILADELPHIA 1ST TROOP SABER. Blade Length: (A) 26 - 1/2” (B) 31 - 3/4” (C) 34” Overall Length: (A) 32” (B) 37 1/8” (C) 39 - 3/4” Lot consists of three officer’s sabers. Two are Civil War period. One is an 1890’s or later saber of the 1st Troop of Philadelphia City Cavalry. The latter two are marked by Horstmann. The first has a Weyersberg maker’s mark and may be retailed by Horstmann as well. (A) A non-regulation 1850 foot officer’s sword with LOT - 1038 regulation style brass hilt with leather wrapped grip bound with one strand of coiled brass wire bordered by two single strands. Red fabric washer is in place. Blade is 1820’s style, short, wide and curved with gold washed, drypoint etched floral and military motifs on a blue panel terminating in flame-shaped floral sprays. Obverse etching has two military displays with floral scroll at top. “Warranted” is drypoint etched in script underneath the lower military display of arms. Middle display has an American shield and liberty cap on pole. Reverse has one military display between two floral motifs. Scabbard is 1850 style with black leather body and brass mounts. CONDITION: Hilt is very good. Leather wrap is good. Binding wires are in place. Brass has medium patina. Blade has good edge and point. Obverse is rubbed on lower portion of the panel. Blue is strong from midpoint up. Blue on back edge shows slight rubbing. Reverse is very good with just light rubbing near ricasso. Ricasso is not blued and shows a Weyersberg king’s head stamp. Blue is strong. Metal is clean and bright above the blue panel. Scabbard mounts show medium bright. Leather is broken in two places, just below the middle mount and above the drag. Not much of the leather itself is missing. (B) Regulation 1850 foot officer’s sword with longer (31 - 3/4”) blade. “Horstman and Sons Philadelphia” etched in block panel at lower obverse. Etched with mixed military and floral displays at bottom, floral at top. Middle section has American eagle with raised wings and an E Pluribus Ribbon scrolling overhead entangled with scrolling vines. Back edge of blade is etched “Iron Proof” near the guard. Scabbard with regulation black leather body and brass mounts. CONDITION: Hilt is good with aged patina, full sharkskin wrap. Coiled central binding wire remains for just two turns under the pommel. The two single border strands are full length and in place. Etching is visible and legible, but frosting is a thin gray. Upper portion blade is smooth metal, some bright metal but mixed with gray areas. Scabbard is very good, with a few spots of finish loss, but good color. Mounts are plain with simple border lines and match the hilt in patina. (C) Philadelphia First Troop of City Cavalry saber, etched with the organizations initials “F.T.P.C.C.” in a wreath on the reverse of the blade. Modeled on the British 1822 pattern light cavalry officer’s saber. Steel, three branch hilt with looped side guard, bird’s head grooved pommel with wire binding, and quill-back or pipe-back blade. Plain steel scabbard with throat, two carrying rings and drag. Obverse etched with “Horstmann / Philadelphia” in rectangular panel at ricasso. Palmette with thick, leafy vine leads to crossed flags with superimposed American shield and pole with liberty cap in center, US eagle, with spray of stars and sunburst overhead. A conical tent with small flag and another extended leafy vine ends the panel. Reverse is etched with similar leafy vines top and bottom. Central motifs are the American eagle with ribbon, stars and sunburst at top, Indian with raised tomahawk in center and troops initials in a wreath below. Ricasso is stamped “Germany.” CONDITION: Grip wrap is missing, exposing dark wood core. Plating of hilt is mostly gone and metal is turning brown. Wire binding is in place. Blade etching is very visible, with a few stains at bottom. Upper portion of blade, including sections of the uppermost vines on either side is suffering freckling to the plating, showing some gray metal and some smaller brown areas. The hilt shows spatters of white paint on the face of the counterguard. A good sword lot with one in very good shape as is and the other two worthy of some work. 800 - 1,200 28

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1039 - ENGLISH SILVER-HILTED SMALL SWORD. Blade Length: 30” Overall Length: 36 - 1/2” LOT - 1039 First half of the 18th century. Straight colichemarde blade with traces of engraved designs on both sides. Solid silver hilt with a series of English hallmarks on the front of the clamshell guard, surrounding the blade. Grip is wrapped with twisted silver wire. CONDITION: Blade is polished and shows some wear and scattered areas of pitting. Hilt retains a grey patina and hallmarks are excellent. Grip is tight. This sword has very attractive form. DMG 1,000 - 1,500

1040 - 18TH CENTURY SILVER-HILTED SMALL SWORD. Blade Length: 29 - 1/2” Overall Length: 35 - 1/2”

LOT - 1040

American or French, circa 1750-1770. Straight tapered triangular blade with inlaid brass floral motifs on back, near ricasso. Solid silver hilt with clam shell guard featuring relief borders. Left side of knucklebow hallmarked with “GA” as well as the back of the guard, along the edge. Top and bottom of pommel have relief rings. Grip is tightly wrapped with twisted silver wire. CONDITION: Blade cleaned bright with scattered areas of darker pitting. Blade probably replaced. Hilt with some slight bending and scattered marks from use. Grip excellent and tight. An attractive 18th century small sword. DMG 700 - 1,500

1041 - VERY FINE ENGLISH SILVER-HILTED SMALL SWORD WITH CHASED AND GILDED HILT. Blade Length: 28 - 1/2” Overall Length: 34 - 3/4”

LOT - 1041

Probably second half of the 18th century. Tapered and double-edged straight blade with multi-faceted faces, both sides decorated with etched and gilded scroll designs covering the entire length of the blade. The solid silver hilt has high relief foliate motifs chased on a stippled ground on the clam shell guard, knuckle bow, and pommel. Stippled areas are gilded and left side of knuckle bow marked with an “IK” hallmark in a shield, possibly for silversmith John King. The grip is wrapped with braided silver with with knotted ferrules at both ends. CONDITION: Blade has been polishes and shows some losses in some areas from heavy corrosion and some loss to etching from polishing, generous traces of gilt in some areas. Hilt some some wear, especially on pommel. Polished surface with traces of gilt in protected areas. Grip good with top ferrule slightly skewed. A very high quality silver hilt. DMG 1,200 - 1,800

1042 - 1864 DATED AMES PRODUCED 1840 LIGHT ARTILLERY SABER. Blade Length: 32 - 1/4” Overall Length: 38”

LOT - 1042

32 - 1/4” curved blade with wide single fuller running for nearly the entire length of the blade. Left side of ricasso with “Ames Mfg Co / Chicopee / Mass”, right side with “U.S. / C.E.W. / 1864”. Brass D guard. Single strand of braided brass wire on leather grip. Plain scabbard with two hangers and “J.H.” proof on drag. CONDITION: Blade is excellent, retaining the vast majority of original polish with cross polish still visible. There a a few extremely minor microchips to blade. Areas of darkness towards the front 1/3 of the blade. Grip and wrap are excellent, complete. Brass guard is complete and has taken on a lovely brown patina. Scabbard is good with some crackalure to the finish but fits correctly. Some minor denting. A good 1840 Light Artillery Saber with a good date. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. EW. 400 - 600

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1043 - LOT OF THREE: THREE EUROPEAN SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 32 - 1/2” (B) 32” (C) 19 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 32” (B) 37 1/4” (C) 25” Lot consists of: (A) British 1857 Pattern Royal Engineers sword. Blade is decorated with well defined floral patterns. Left side of blade with VR cypher and Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall London address on ricasso. Spine of blade marked with serial number “11754”. Right side of LOT - 1043 blade with Winged Thunderbolt and a small insert with a “HCW” (?) initials in it. Guard is pierced with acanthus leaves, grip is fishskin with triple brass wire wrap. CONDITION: Very good. Blade has been polished over pitting, most of which is forward of the decoration. Grip is very good, complete, and appears untouched. Brass has taken on a lovely reddish look with no serious pitting. Scabbard is complete with numerous door pinches at drag and near locket, some of which are deep but do not interfere with blade. (B) 26th Cameronian Scottish Rifles sword. Blade is decorated on right side with floral patterns and battle honors for Egypt, Corunna, China, and Abyssinia. Left side with more floral designs and a VR cypher. Marked on left side of ricasso for manufacture by Meyer and Mortimer of Conduit Street, London. Guard is pierced with a bugle design. Grip is fishskin with triple braided brass wire. CONDITION: Good. Blade is polished over some very minor staining and pitting and was likely protected by the scabbard. Guard has some significant oxidation and old patina but is complete. Scabbard has some patination with some cracking of the finish with some losses to the drag. (C) French 1831 Artillery sword of standard configuration. Quillions are proofed. CONDITION: Very good. Blade is nice, with some heavy oxidation at the forte. Brass has taken on a reddish hue. Scabbard is complete but quite tender with crazing to the leather. Stitching has split. A lovely collection of above average examples of these swords. EW 800 - 1,200 1044 - EXQUISITE GILDED AND CHASED ENGLISH SILVER-HILTED SMALL SWORD. Blade Length: 27 - 1/2” Overall Length: 33 - 3/4”

LOT - 1044

Circa 1700, this sword was obviously made for someone wealthy. The high quality tapered triangle section blade has a blued section at the top with gilt decoration and a gold inlaid design on the back. It also has a deep partial fuller on the reverse side. The high quality gilt silver hilt is decorated on the clamshell guard with chased designs of cupids hunting and fishing surrounded by scrolls, all on a stippled ground. The concave interior of the guard shows a cupid with bow in pursuit of a rabbit on one side and a cupid with a sword and a dog on the other. The knuckle bow shows a bird on a perch on both sides, chased in relief in the centers. There are a series of English hallmarks on the guard which are partially obscured by the blade. There are also hallmarks on the left side of the knuckle bow. Pommel is decorated with a chased cupid on each side. Grip is wrapped with strands of twisted silver wire. CONDITION: Very good, blade retains most of original polish and about 20-30% of blue finish with traces of gilt decoration. Hilt retains about 50% of its original gilt finish with only some light wear to the most relief designs. Grip excellent. A most attractive and well-decorated small sword. DMG 1,500 - 3,000

1045 - FINELY CHASED SILVER-HILTED EUROPEAN SMALL SWORD WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 33 - 1/2” Overall Length: 39 - 1/2”

LOT - 1045

Straight tapered triangular blade with engraved scrolls on both sides, near the top. Solid silver hilt with clamshell guard chased with relief floral panels on both sides, guard and pommel decorated en suite. The grip is wrapped with strands of twisted silver wire. Hallmarked “AN” on front of guard, near blade and on capstan. Complete with a contemporary black leather scabbard with silver mounts. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with some scattered darker spots. Hilt has some repairs below grip and on quillon. Grip is excellent, hilt retains a polished surface. Scabbard very good with some scuffing, exposing Moroccan leather. DMG 1,000 - 2,000

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LOT - 1046 1046 - SILVER-HILTED SMALL SWORD, POSSIBLY AMERICAN. Blade Length: 28 - 1/4” Overall Length: 34 - 1/2” Probably American circa 1750-1770. The sword has a tapered straight triangular blade with a deep partial fuller on the reverse side, unengraved. The solid silver hilt has a clam shell guard with relief borders and an indistinct single hallmark on the rim of the reverse side, denoting probable American manufacture. The rings terminate in curled scrolls rather than joining the guard. The grip is wrapped with braided silver wire with a large braided ferrule at the base. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with some light scattered pitting, tip flattened slightly. Hilt is polished. Grip shows some applied glue to hold delicate strands in place. Attractive sword of the type carried by officers in the colonies. DMG 1,200 - 1,800

LOT - 1047 1047 - ATTRACTIVE EARLY THREE-BALL PILLOW POMMEL SPADROON. Blade Length: 28 - 3/4” Overall Length: 35 - 1/2” Third quarter of the 18th century. Straight tapered single edged blade with a wide single fuller. Both sides decorated with etched foliate scrolls and stands of arms. The brass stirrup hilt has a guard with a three ball counterguard branch on the right side and a forward facing quillon. Three ball knuckle bow and early pillow pommel with capstan on top. Wooden turned grip with brass ferrule at base. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with some scattered dark spots and some nicks to edge. Hilt retains a dark mustard patina. Grip very good. A nice slender federal officer’s sword. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 400 - 600

LOT - 1048 1048 - SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED HORSEMAN’S SABER. Blade Length: 33” Overall Length: 39 - 1/2” For a nearly identical example of this hilt, see page 147 figure 257 S. of “Swords and Blades of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. This example features a straight double edged convex-faced blade with a partial 7” fuller on each side. The circa 1715 hilt is probably Scottish. It bears the thin bar construction associated with the Stirling patterns and makers such as John Allen, according to Neumann. The hilt features an “S” on each side as well as three branches with pierced panels. The conical pommel has a capstan and bands of fluting. The wooden grip has a spiraling groove and has is covered with brown leather. CONDITION: Blade has a spotted grey and brown patina with some pitting and minor losses at tip. Hilt retains an even brown patina. Grip excellent as rewrapped with brown leather. A very nice and early example of an early basket hilt. DMG 1,200 - 2,000

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LOT - 1049 1049 - FRENCH CAVALRY OFFICER SABER DATED 1864. Blade Length: 36” Overall Length: 41 - 3/4” American sabers of the Civil War period were often based on French patterns. This cavalry officer’s saber is Chatellerault Armory marked on the spine with an 1844 model date and November 1864 date of manufacture. American importers brought in many French made swords before the war and privately made French swords during the war, but wartime government production usually fell under the Emperor’s embargo on the supply of government arms to the American belligerents. CONDITION: Excellent. Excellent grip, toned mildly toned hilt with very good definition to the cast floral motifs. Blade is unetched, with visible maker and inspection marks and stamps, blade pad in place, good edge and point. Metal is smooth, bright mixed with grey stains. Scabbard is bright with brown age staining. The name “Verle” is engraved in script at the scabbard throat. (SR) 400 - 600 1050 - LOT OF 6: IMPERIAL GERMAN AND WORLD WAR II DOVE HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: 30” Overall Length: 34 - 1/2” Lot contains: (A) Pre-World War II sword marked “C.E./G.” (presumably Carl Eickhorn), “5048” (serial number), and what appears to be an early Waffenampt “82” under the cross guard. Another “WaA82 is on the spine of the blade, with a “2” on the edge side. Near mint nickel plated 34” blade exhibits light runner and scattered marks. Brass wire wrapped black trylon grip is cracked on the right side, and the brass fittings also have a nice aged heavy patina. Blued steel scabbard has the same “C.E./G” and “5048” as the sword, and retains approximately 93% of its original finish, with freckling and scattered marks LOT - 1050 throughout. A 1/2” dent is 6” from the tip. CONDITION: Overall excellent. (B) Imperial German Dove Head sword with a 33” nickel plated blade marked “E. PACK”. Blade has several light dings on its edge, light runner and scattered marks, with some light freckling near the cross guard. Wire wrapped black trylon grip is has damage from being scrapped, and the steel painted fittings retain 65-70% of a black painted finish. Black painted steel scabbard retains approximately 93% of its original finish, with scattered marks. CONDITION: Overall excellent. (C) Imperial German Dove Head artillery sword with an unmarked 30” nickel plated blade, with light runner marks, scattered marks, and some staining along its edge. Wire wrapped black trylon grip has a couple of loose strands, and the gilt steel fittings retain 50-55% of their finish. Black painted steel scabbard retains approximately 80% of its original finish, with moderate freckling and scattered marks. CONDITION: Overall very good to excellent. (D) Third Reich Dove Head sword with a 32” nickel plated blade marked “F.W. Holler”. Blade has several light dings on its edge, with very light runner and scattered marks. Wire wrapped trylon grip is undamaged, and the gilt brass fittings retain 65-70% of their finish. Black painted steel scabbard retains approximately 55% of its original finish, with freckling and scattered marks. Throat screw is missing. CONDITION: Overall very good to excellent. (E) Imperial German Dove Head sword with a 34” nickel plated unmarked blade. There is an illegible small mark on the spine near the cross guard, but that area is heavily freckled. Blade has light runner and scattered marks, with freckling and staining to approximately 30% of its finish; mostly near the cross guard. Wire wrapped black trylon grip is missing all but two strands of the wire, and the brass fittings have heavy patina. Steel scabbard has been repainted and retains approximately 55% of its recent finish. There is a moderately damaged portepee attached. CONDITION: Overall very good. (F) Third Reich Dove Head sword with a 31” nickel plated blade marked “F.W. Holler”. Blade has very light runner, scattered marks, with some blemishes. Wire wrapped trylon grip has a half inch chip near the cross guard, and the gilt brass fittings retain 60-65% of their finish. Black painted steel scabbard retains approximately 60% of its original finish, with freckling and scattered marks. CONDITION: Overall very good to excellent. WZ 900 - 1,400 32

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1051 - RARE AND FAIRLY EARLY PRUSSIAN PRESENTATION OFFICER’S SWORD CIRCA 1888 TO HERWARTH V. BITTENFELD. Blade Length: 32 - 5/8” Overall Length: 39 - 3/4” Triple engraved and inscribed Degen. Silver wire wrap grip has an applied regimental cipher LOT - 1051 suggesting FR Friedrich II Cipher. Brass regimental urn-shaped pommel and knuckle guard with upswept shell guard. Obverse of blade acid etched “Das Offizierkorps des Landwehrbezirks Dortmund Seinem Adjutantem, dem Premier Lieutenant Redeker von Inf. Rgt. No. 13” (The Officers Corps and Infantry of Dortmund to our Adjutant and First Lieutenant Redeker, from the 13th Infantry Regiment) with a Panoply of Arms and leaf motif. Reverse is acid etched with Panoply of Arms motif. Clamshell inscribed “Fur her und Pflicht, bis Stahl und Herzzerbricht” (For Honor and Duty, until steel and the heart breaks), and dates of service “21. XII 1850 * 19. IX 1888”. CONDITION: Blade etching still crisp but with some removed rust and pitting remaining. Brass hilt in good condition. Silver wire wrapped grip excellent. Steel scabbard deep even age rust brown with a few minor dents. Note that this model of sword is normally found with a leather scabbard, however, present scabbard fits perfectly and may be the original. 700 - 1,000 1052 - LOT OF 4: GERMAN WORLD WAR I AND WORLD WAR II SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 34” (B) 33” (C) 30 - 1/2” (D) 30” Overall Length: (A) 38 - 3/4” (B) 39 - 3/4” (C) 37 - 1/4” (D) 37” Lot consists: (A) Imperial German Dove Head etched artillery sword, (B) Imperial German Dove Head sword, (C) German World War II Heer “Alcoso” Lion Head sword, (D) German World War II Heer “Herder” Lion Head Sword. (A) Imperial German Lion Head artillery sword with a 34” triple-etched blade marked “Anton Wingen”. Blade is near LOT - 1052 mint, has very light runner and scattered marks with several very light dings to the blade edge. Etched blade has the “Zur Erinnerung meine Dientzeit” motif which translates to “In memory of my service period” along with several motifs of horse drawn artillery pieces. Wire wrapped trylon grip is undamaged with heavy patina to the wire, and the nickel fittings also have heavy patina and freckling. Black painted steel scabbard retains approximately 90% of its original finish, with freckling and scattered marks throughout. Sword and scabbard will clean up. CONDITION: Blade is near mint, fittings are very good, and scabbard is excellent. Overall excellent condition. (B) Imperial German Lion Head artillery sword with a 33” blade marked “Anton Wingen”. Nickel plated blade is near mint, with very light runner and scattered marks. Wire wrapped trylon grip is undamaged with heavy patina to the wire, and the nickel fittings also have heavy patina and freckling. Black painted steel scabbard retains approximately 85% of its original finish, with freckling and scattered marks throughout. Sword and scabbard will clean up. CONDITION: Blade is near mint, fittings are very good, and scabbard is excellent. Overall excellent condition. (C) Heer Officer deluxe Lion Head sword with “Alcoso, Solingen” marked 30-1/2” blade, with light runner and scattered marks. Blade appears to have been polished to the extent that no nickel plating remains. Lion head has red ruby eyes, and fittings have 40-50% of their gilt finish remaining with heavy patina. Wire-wrapped trylon grip is undamaged with patina on the wire. Black painted steel scabbard retains approximately 85-90% of its original black painted finish, with scattered marks and freckling throughout. Sword retains part of the portepee strap. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. (D) Heer Officer deluxe Lion Head sword with “Rich. A. Herder) marked 32” nickel plated blade, with very light runner and scattered marks. Lion head has red ruby eyes, and fittings have 35-45% of their gilt finish remaining with heavy patina. Wire-wrapped trylon grip is is dirty and undamaged with patina on the wire. Black painted steel scabbard retains approximately 85-90% of its original black painted finish, with scattered marks and freckling throughout. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. WZ 700 - 1,100 1053 - MARKED GERMAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR HANGER. Blade Length: 22 - 3/4” Overall Length: 28 - 3/4”

LOT - 1053

For another example of this identical pattern, see plate 45.S on page 76 of “Swords and Blades of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. He dates this pattern to between 1740 and 1760. Slightly curved unfullered blade. Heart shaped guard and integral knucklebow of brass, left side of guard was removed during the period for comfort while carrying. The front of the guard is inscribed “HRE 18” with a strike through it. The left side of the knucklebow is stamped “6 KRB_3C_204”. Large oval pommel with capstan and spiraling cast brass grip. This pattern is associated with regiments sent to America during the Revolutionary War. CONDITION: Blade retains a dark patina with lower section pitted and tip rounded. Brass retains a dark unpolished patina. A very nice example. DMG 500 - 750

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LOT - 1054 1054 - U.S. MODEL 1902 OFFICER’S PRESENTATION SWORD OF CAPTAIN WALTER FRASER GIBSON, DATED 1911. Blade Length: 33” Overall Length: 38 - 3/4”

1055 - LATE 18TH CENTURY CAVALRY SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 33” Overall Length: 39 - 1/4”

Presentation version of a 1902 officer’s sword by Ridabock. Bright steel scabbard with openwork, faceted mounts. Upper mount is deeply cast and chased with an impressive American eagle on the obverse. Scrolling presentation, “Presented to Captain Walter Fraser Gibson from Members of M. Co. 74” Infantry 1911.” Super bright-etched and gold washed blade with good edge and point. Ridabock & Co. New York blade address at reverse ricasso. Gibson’s name and rank on obverse. “US” on reverse, Hilt excellent with large eagle and wreath panel set between the bars of the guard with a round central panel engraved with Gibson’s initials. Gibson was made First Lieutenant in the 74th NYNG in 1906; Captain of Company M in 1907; detailed to the Governor’s military staff 1911; Major 1916. Regiment saw service on the Mexican border. Gibson was with them also when they entered active service in World War I, becoming the 55th Pioneer Infantry. He transferred to be Adj. Gen. 2nd Prov. Brig. Camp Wadsworth, SC, and commanded the Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun Battalion at Kelly Field at war’s end. Returned home to Buffalo, New York, and was killed in an auto accident in 1919. CONDITION: Excellent scabbard with traces of gold wash on the scabbard eagle and red on the eye. Impressive blade with lots of gold wash remaining. Light dusting of brown specks on obverse at base of blade; more on reverse for five inches above ricasso and a few scattered along blade edge. A very nice pre-World War I sword presented to an officer by his men. (SR) 1,500 - 2,500

LOT - 1055 Slightly curved blade with wide single fuller and clip point. Left side of ricassso inscribed “GILL’S Warranted”. Heavy iron four-slot guard and gadrooned knuckle bow. Olive pommel of iron with integral capstan. Ivory grip. Complete with original black leather scabbard with iron mounts. A very nice early cavalry saber. CONDITION: Blade retains much original polish with scattered areas of dark spotting. Some minor scattered pitting and chipping along edge. Hilt retains a dark patina, grip is excellent. Scabbard mounts retain a dark pitted surface. Scabbard shows losses to surface, crazing, and a repair. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 2,000 - 4,000

LOT - 1056 1056 - FINE STATUE HILTED PRESENTATION SWORD OF CAPTAIN CHARLES W. BAXTER. Blade Length: 35” Overall Length: 41 - 1/4” This fine statue hilt features a fullstanding, robed female figure, either Victory or Columbia, wearing a wreath and holding another resting in an elongated shell with a shell and floral cast back. The knuckleguard has deeply cast and chased floral elements and the openwork guard is composed of surprising scrolling leafy branches that are worked in three dimensions and are superimposed on one another. The quillon is in the form of an open-mouthed, snarling hound. The blade pad is present. The back of the blade is etched “iron proof.” The reverse ricasso bears the Clauberg trademark. The blade is bright, with a central etched and gold washed panel with Arabesque ends on either side. The obverse is etched with an American eagle and drypoint detailed motto scroll with foliate scrolls at either end. The reverse is etched with “US” between similar scrolls. The scabbard is bright steel with brass mounts, cast on the obverse with openwork floral motifs and 34

on the drag mount with a deeply cast flaming torch. On the reverse between the upper mount and throat the sword is inscribed, “Vote to / Capt. Chas. W. Baxter, / 2nd Light Battery M.V.M. / at the Fair of Post 7 G.A.R. / Boylston Hall, March 5, 1870.” Baxter’s commission dated to November 6, 1865. He had wartime service at age 25 as a private in the 11th Mass. Battery, a nine month unit that served in the 22nd Corps in the defenses of Washington from August 1862 to May 1863, and received a commission as First Lieutenant of Co. A 42nd Mass. Infantry that served one-hundred days in 1864 doing guard and patrol duty in Maryland. It may be a testimony to his character that the sword was voted to him at a fair held by Post 7, but he is listed in some sources as member of Post 15. He died in 1906. CONDITION: Excellent. A minute pencil-point gray spot on either side of the bright blade at midpoint and a few small gray spots near the point, otherwise immaculate. Three or four shallow dings to the reverse of the scabbard. Bright silver and steel. Mellow tone to the brass. Some gilt in the recesses and more gilt on the foliate upper knuckleguard and the fan of leaves at the back of the figure’s head curling over the upper end of the elongated shell around her back. A very impressive sword. (SR) 3,000 - 5,000

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1057 - LOT OF 2: M1902 OFFICER AND 1875 US MARINE OFFICER Blade Length: (A) 31 - 1/2” (B) 30” Overall Length: (A) 37” (B) 35 - 1/2” Lot consists of: (A) M1875 USMC officer’s Mameluke sword and scabbard. Sword retains crisp etched motifs and makers mark on the ricasso “ARMY & NAVY COOPERATIVE WASHINGTON D.C.”. Grips are ivory with LOT - 1057 hairline cracks and larger glue repair at pommel. Scabbard is nickeled steel with brass drag and rings. Original russet leather knot is fragile but still attached. Sword is not named. CONDITION: Very good. Slight age toning to brass. Damage to pommel as noted. (B) M1902 US Army officer’s dress sword with nickeled steel scabbard. Blade has etched blade presentation with thin gold wash, “Presented to 1st Lieut. Henry Hawley Lynch by his friends” obverse, and “ “A. & H.A. Co. 1922” on reverse. A nice presentation to a member of Boston’s Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. CONDITION: Very good overall. (BM/SR). PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 500 - 800

LOT - 1058 1058 - ELABORATE BRASS MOUNTED PHILADELPHIA CAVALRY SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 29” Overall Length: 35-1/2” This sword is featured in figure 107 on page 108 of American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary, and Early Federal Swords” by Daniel D. Hartzler. It has a broad, curved single fuller blade with fire blued panels on each side and gilt washed engraved designs including an Indian chief on one side and a patriotic eagle holding an “E Pluribus Unum” banner in its mouth, and an engraved “Warranted” banner below stars. Engraved gilt brass reverse “P” hilt with small languettes. Hilt engraved in various places, including quillon engraved on both sides with a flower, ring in front of grip, and bottom of hilt engraved with flowers and oak leaves. Engraved with an Edelweiss on pommel and oak leaves above grip. Back of guard is also engraved. Ivory grip has a checkered panel on the right side. Complete with original gilt brass scabbard with chiseled brass mounts featuring oak leaves and acorns, each with a ring. Scabbard is decorated with engraved patterns and large leaves. Drag has a rattlesnake in relief around the mount. Scabbard also features two repousse panels on the front; one with Lady Liberty posing with a canon and eagle. Scabbard has a thick ring at throat cut for languettes. CONDITION: Blade retains about 70% fire blued finish with much of gilt still intact, especially in engraved lines. Blade otherwise retains much of original polish with scattered areas of dark freckling and some pitting near tip. Hilt retains a mostly unpolished patina with a few small traces of gilt in protected areas. Scabbard retains 80-90% original gilt finish with wear on raised areas, which retain a dark patina. Scabbard has a large crease surrounded by dents between the second mount and the drag with some areas cracked through completely. Some dents are also apparent on left side. Grip has a large age crack on each side. PROVENANCE: Ex. Collection of Daniel D. Hartzler. DMG 2,000 - 3,000 1059 - LOT OF 2: 1872 CAVALRY OFFICER AND USMA CADET SWORD C. 1890-1922. Blade Length: (A) 35” (B) 30 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 41” (B) 36 - 1/2” Lot consists of: (A) 1872 Cavalry Officer saber with 35” gently curved blade decorated with LOT - 1059 patriotic motifs. Left side with “J.H. / McKenney / & Co. / N.Y.” in a reserve. Cast and chased hilt is decorated with more patriotic motifs. Fishskin grip with single strand of braided brass wire. Scabbard with brass drag, hangers, and throat decorated with florals. CONDITION: Blade is very good and appears to be untouched. Guard is crisp, complete. Wrap and grip are excellent, complete. Scabbard has some light scattered pitting and oxidation. (B) USMA Cadet Sword. 30 - 3/4” diamond shaped spear point blade. Right side decorated with florals and cadet’s name, “A.W. Fontana”. Left side with florals, stylized “U.S.” and stand of arms. Left side of ricasso marked “Ridabock / & Co / New York / N.Y.” Quillions with roped edges and eagle heads, central guard with “MA” in reserve. Hilt is cast wire. Urn pommel with patriotic eagles in reserves. Plain scabbard with frog stud at locket that terminates in an oak leaf. CONDITION: Very good. Blade is fine and appears to be untouched with strong etching. Grip has rubbed to a silver patina with flashes of gilding visible. Some marks from handling and use. Scabbard in commensurate condition. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. EW. 300 - 500

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1060 - LOT OF 5: SWORDS AND BAYONET. Blade Length: (A) 31 - 1/2” (B) 32 - 3/4” (C) 30” (D) 29 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 37 - 1/2” (B) 38 - 1/4” (C) 35 - 1/2” (D) 35” Lot consists of: Three contemporary swords of older pattern, one 1902 pattern with mid-century inscription, and one British volunteer style flat blade socket bayonet. (A) German cavalry officer style with Eickorn blade. CONDITION: Excellent with sword knot. Some wire loosening on grip. (B) USN officer with knot. Thai manufacture. CONDITION: Excellent. With knot. (C) USMC 1875 officer. Wilkinson blade. CONDITION: Excellent. (D) 1902 officer. NS Meyer. Possibly mid-1900’s. Blade inscribed to Major Woodside of the Riverside Military Academy “45 - 46,” possibly the dates. CONDITION Good to very good. Bend to outer branch. Small grey spotting to blade. Grey and brown dusting to scabbard. (E) Unmarked, flat bladed socket bayonet. Possibly a recent copy of a British volunteer bayonet or import. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 250 - 450

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1061 - LOT OF 2: 1913 CAVALRY SWORD AND 1913 PRACTICE SABER. Blade Length: (A) 35” (B) 35 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 43” (B) 42” Lot consists of: (A) 1913 dated Patton saber (US Model 1913) with early pattern scabbard retaining tent pole pin on the drag, picket pin in sheath buckled to scabbard, 1917 pattern carrier, and issue sword knot, LOT - 1061 Saber is marked “US / 6198” on obverse, “SA” with ordnance bomb and 1913 on reverse. Blade pad in place. Russet sword knot. Picket pin in sheath buckled to scabbard. 1917 pattern carrier with both upper straps and buckles and single long lower strap with snap hook. CONDITION: Knot is very good. Grips very good. Small scattered wear spots to blackening on pommel and guard overall. Blade with good edge and point. Bright mixed with grey spots. Pad in place. Scabbard is very good, just minor dirt and stains. Carrier is good, but one upper strap is weak, with finish loss and abrasion, small retaining loop below buckle is broken. Long strap is good, but some finish loss from flexing. Scabbard throat shows minor rubbing to grey on high points. (B) Practice sword with full wood blade and metal guard. Light but legible RIA/1914 stamp reverse near hilt. CONDITION: Very good. Blade is straight, not warped. Guard firmly in place. Crisp thumb rest. Small area of brown coming up under the black on bottom exterior curve of guard. A very nice set with early dated Patton sword and early pattern scabbard with tent-pole tip. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,200 - 1,800

1062 - LOT OF 3: US MODEL 1913 PATTON SABERS AND A RARE EXPERIMENTAL CAVALRY SABER. Blade Length: (A) 33 - 1/2” (B) 35 - 1/8” (C) 29 - 5/8” Overall Length: (A) 41” (B) 42” (C) 36” Lot consists of: three US cavalry sabers, one with a picket pin attached to the scabbard, two without scabbards, one of which is the scarce experimental 1905/1906 pattern. (A) 1919 dated 1913 pattern saber by Landers, Frary and Clark. US and LF&C with ordnance bomb and 1919 date on either side of the ricasso. Green painted canvas LOT - 1062 scabbard with black mounts. US 1912 pattern picket pin in its sheath buckled to the scabbard. CONDITION: Very good. Blade grey with dark grey areas, but good edge and point and crisp stampings. Pad in place under guard. No dents or chips to grip or guard. Small rubs to paint on upper mount. Minor abrasions to picket pin sheath. (B) 1918 LF&C 1913 saber. US with inspector’s eagle head and No. 11 stamp on obverse ricasso, maker and date on obverse. No scabbard. CONDITION: Grip good. Brown coming up amid black in the guard. Blade poor. Bright mixed with dark grey and rough lower edge. Good point. Pad in place. (C) 1905/1906 experimental saber by Ames. No scabbard. “ASCo. / Ordnance bomb / 1906” on obverse ricasso of blade. “US” on left. Good edge and point. CONDITION: Excellent sharkskin. Wire is one twisted and one plain strand. Interior of guard has brown speckling and rubbing across top half of exterior of guard. Blade is plated. Slight freckling at obverse ricasso. A few lines of plating loss showing grey on obverse high spots. Slightly more and larger on reverse especially near the tip. Three good US cavalry sabers of the pre-World War I and World War I era. (SR) 700 - 1,200

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1063 - 1913 “PATTON” CALVARY SABER. Blade Length: 35” Overall Length: 42” LOT - 1063 Standard configuration with right side of ricasso marked “U.S. / (Eagle Head) / NO 13”, left side with “L.F. (Flaming Bomb) & C / 1918”. CONDITION: Blade is a smooth mixture of bright steel and some grey staining. Legends are sharp, although portions of the flaming bomb are no longer visible. Cup with some marks from handling and use. Scabbard is good, complete, with throat with black paint flaking away to oxidized metal. Olive drab green painted canvas body, and metal drag with more flaking to metal. A nice example of the last saber used by the US Army. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. EW. 500 - 800

1064 - 1913 “PATTON” CAVALRY SABER. Blade Length: 35” Overall Length: 42” LOT - 1064 Standard configuration Patton saber with “U.S. / (Eagle Head) / No 13” on right side of ricasso, left side with “L.F. (Flaming Bomb) & C / 1918”. CONDITION: Blade with some staining on right side and some nicks on both edges. Cup is good with some scattered marks from use. Scabbard is good, throat with some minor flaking to oxidized metal. Olive drab painted canvas body is good with remnants of writing, probably a rack number. Drag with paint flaking to oxidized metal. A nice example of the last Army saber. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. EW. 500 - 800

1065 - 1917 US NAVY CUTLASS. Blade Length: 24 - 3/4” Overall Length: 30” LOT - 1065 Regulation US Navy Model 1917 cutlass. Made directly by the Navy starting early in 1918. The last of the type. Wood grips with incised lines fastened by rivets and painted black. Solid, half-basket guard. Blade with single fuller and clip point, stamped “U.S.N.” obverse ricasso. Blued guard and blade. Black leather scabbard with blued tip and stud at throat. CONDITION: Near mint. Two very small spots of freckling on outer edge of guard, otherwise perfect. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 300 - 500

1066 - LOT OF 3: NAVAL CUTLASSES - ONE US M1917, TWO KLEWANG M1941. Blade Length: (A) 25” (B) 24 - 3/4” (C) 24 - 5/8” Overall Length: (A) 29 - 3/4” (B) 29 - 3/4” (C) 29 - 3/4” Lot consists of: three cutlasses with blackened steel hilts and falchion blades complete with scabbards. One with frog. (A) Unmarked with cutout hilt. Black Bakelite grip with copper rivets. Brass mounted brown leather scabbard. CONDITION: Excellent. Full blue on blade and black on hilt. Scabbard very good, but with tear at fastening tab slot. Two staples missing from drag, two present, one loose. Brass mounts with dark patina. Initials scratched in scabbard. Minor scuffs. (B) Unmarked with cutout hilt. Black Bakelite grip with steel rivets. Brass mounted brown leather scabbard. CONDITION: excellent. Full blue on LOT - 1066 blade and black on hilt. Scabbard very good. Minor scuffs. Medium patina to brass mounts. (C) US Navy Model 1917 cutlass. Deeply marked USN at obverse ricasso. Solid cup guard. Full black leather scabbard with brass drag. Civil War style belt frog in bridle leather in place on fastening stud. CONDITION: Excellent with good edge and point. About 95% blue or better, just some rubbing to gray near tip and one small spot about 2” above the USN stamp. Minor scuffs to frog. Stitching tight. Age patina to brass drag. The cutout hilts are sometimes listed as variant patterns of the M1917, but seem to be Klewangs intended for Dutch forces, many of which ended up in US hands. Some are known to have been issued to US units in the Pacific in World War II for use as machetes. The USN marked cutlass is a very nice example of the last of the US navy cutlass patterns. SR 300 - 500

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1067 - LOT OF 6: AIR FORCE, MARINE, AND NAVY OFFICER’S PRESENTATION SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 30 - 1/2” (B) 31 - 3/4” (C) 30” (D) 29 - 3/4” (E) 29 - 3/4” (F) 29 - 7/8” Overall Length: (A) 36 - 1/4” (B) 37 - 1/2” (C) 35 - 1/2” (D) 35 1/2” (E) 35 - 1/2” (F) 35” Lot consists of: six contemporary US Military swords. (A) USMC officer. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) USMC officer. CONDITION: Very good. Toning to brass mounts. (C) Horstmann marked US Navy officer sword. Possibly early 1900’s. CONDITION: Good to very good. Has gold sword knot. Blade shows grey and brown spots and some chips to plating. Middle scabbard mount loose. (D)USMC NCO. German made. CONDITION: Excellent. (E) USMC NCO. Made in Thailand. CONDITION: Excellent. (F) US LOT - 1067 Air Force Academy cadet sword. Zubco, Germany, maker. CONDITION: Very good. Excellent blade. Toning to hilt. Steel scabbard body good, rubbing and scrapes to mounts showing dark brass. (SR) 600 - 1,200

1068 - LOT OF 3: ARTILLERY SWORDS AND US 1841 NAVY CUTLASS. Blade Length: (A) 19” (B) 21” (C) 18 - 7/8” Overall Length: (A) 25” (B) 27 1/4” (C) 24 - 3/8” Lot consists of: (A) Ames 1836 dated 1832 pattern short sword. Standard configuration. CONDITION: Hilt very good with age patina, but good definition to cast eagles and visible “ORD” and inspector cartouches on underside of crossguard. Visible blade stamps but slight rubbing to upper portions, affecting “United States” on one side and the eagle with portions of Ames name on the other. Small edge nicks both sides, but good point. Grey metal with dark grey stains. LOT - 1068 (B) 1841 pattern USN cutlass. “USN / 1842 / NWP” reverse ricasso; “NP Ames / Springfield” obverse, and “NWP” on quillon. Engraved rack number outside of guard, “No. 79.” CONDITION: very good. Age patina to hilt. Slight wear to eagles on pommel. Blade is grey with dark grey stains, but edge and point are good. Comes in mismatched scabbard, that is too short and of undetermined origin, with a belt frog. (C) French short sword. Grooved grip. Plain pommel. Serial numbers on either side of guard at center with one crossed out. Indeterminate blade stamp on one side at base. “JEAN” stamped on the other. Blade with good edge and point. Smooth metal, grey with dark grey and brown staining. (SR) 500 - 800

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1069 - LOT OF 2: 1859 DATED US 1860 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY AND NON-REG WALSCHEID Blade Length: (A) 31 - 1/8” (B) 34” Overall Length: (A) 39 - 1/2” (B) 40 - 1/2”

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Lot consists of: (A) Civil War import non-regulation cavalry saber with steel hilt branch guard and scabbard. Incised bird’s head pommel. Counterguard slotted on reverse edge. Inset “proved” disk and Walscheid Solingen stamps on ricasso. CONDITION: Good. Steel grey hilt with scattered dark grey spots overall. Shallow pitting near tip, slightly bent point. Good sharkskin and wire on grip. Scabbard dark on upper portion. Lower is grey mixed with brown. (B) Rare Ames made, 1859 dated and inspected light cavalry saber. Usually called the 1860 pattern, it was contracted for in early 1857 and deliveries started later that year. Pre-war dates of this sword are very scarce. See Thillmann, “Civil War Cavalry and Artillery Sabers” for details. CONDITION: Poor. Hilt shows looseness. Bend to outer branch and fracture at join to counterguard. Grip lacks leather and wire, and shows wear and cracks to wood. Strand of twisted brass wire holds upper and lower halves together. Date and inspection stamps clear. Ames mark legible but rubbed. Blade light grey with dark grey and brown spots and staining. One patch of freckling. Small edge nicks. Still a good study piece or worth some restoration. (SR) 150 - 300

1070 - US MODEL 1873 TROWEL BAYONET WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 9 - 7/8” Overall Length: 14 - 1/2” With 10” spade-shaped blade with ridge down the back and a blued socket/handle. First pattern scabbard. The scabbard with clear “F. CHILLINGWORTH PAT DEC 1 1868” stamp and illegible oval inspectors stamp. CONDITION: The leather scabbard is in excellent condition with no rips or tears, all stitching intact and with light crazing only. The bayonet is mostly dark with scattered light pitting and areas of faded blue on the socket. DG Very Good 400 - 600

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1071 - LOT OF 5: TRAPDOOR BAYONETS WITH SCABBARDS, TWO TROWEL BAYONETS, AND A NEW JERSEY MC KEEVER BOX. Blade Length: (A&B) 18” (C&D) 10” Overall Length: (A&B) 21” (C&D) 14 - 3/8” Lot consists of: (A) Indian Wars era McKeever cartridge box stamped “Watervliet Arsenal”. Interior is stitched for 20 .45-70 Springfield trapdoor cartridges. New Jersey brass plate is all original with superb patina. Hinge and strap are fully functional. (B) Two US Springfield trapdoor bayonets, one with New Jersey brass rosette on scabbard. C) Two US Indian Wars era, M1873 trowel bayonets with 2nd Pattern scabbards. CONDITION: Both scabbard and trowels are in excellent condition. BM 400 - 800

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1072 - LARGE LOT OF 34: US BAYONETS. Lot consists of: 34 US bayonets. Most are Springfield trapdoor bayonets, nine are earlier socket style. Various makers. CONDITION: Good overall. BM 800 - 1,200 LOT - 1072

1073 - LOT OF 3: SABER BAYONETS. Lot consists of: (A) Remington Zouave sword bayonet and scabbard. “BH” stamp top flat near guard. Medium tone to hilt. Spring bright. CONDITION: Fair to good. Blade with patches of deep pitting showing grey for 1-1/2” from guard on either side. Remainder of blade smooth and bright silver grey with a few grey spots and a few small brown spots along the edge. (B) Bayonet for undetermined rifle. No maker or inspector marks. Stopped fuller. 22-1/2” blade. 27-5/8” overall. .83” diameter muzzle ring. Small “43” stamped on top of muzzle ring with “58” stamped on obverse guard quillon disk. CONDITION: Very good. Bright silver grey with scattered grey spots. Some very minute nicks starting 8-1/2” from point. Slight play to hilt. (C) 1855 Harpers Ferry rifle bayonet. No scabbard. As is correct for LOT - 1073 these bayonets made at the US arsenal there is no maker’s mark, but a small E or F on the top flat and a PB/B at the ricasso indicating it was accepted by a state under the distribution of arms under the miltia act. CONDITION: Excellent. Bright blade with some light grey staining, more on reverse than obverse. Cross polishing evident obverse. Present but fainter reverse. Medium bright patina to brass hilt. Spring functions. (SR) 400 - 600

1074 - LOT OF 3: EAGLE POMMEL SABERS. Blade Length: (A) 30 - 1/2” (B) 31” (C) 31 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 35 - 1/4” (B) 36” (C) 36 - 5/8” Lot consists of: (A) A nice eagle pommel saber with curved single fuller blade, decorated with blued panels on each side with gilt washed engraved designs. Brass reverse ‘P’ hilt with langeuttes, the right side featuring a relief patriotic eagle. Eagle head pommel with bone grip. CONDITION: Blade retains about 50% of original blue with scattered spotting and flaking. Hilt retains a dark mustard patina, showing some LOT - 1074 high edge wear. Grip excellent with some minor age cracks. (B) A reverse ‘P’ hilted eagle pommel saber with patriotic engraved designs on blade. Bone grip with checkered panels. CONDITION: Retains a dark heavy patina overall, showing some nicks to edge and minor chipping to grip around pommel. (C) Eagle pommel reverse ‘P’ hilted saber, patriotic motifs engraved on blade with gilt wash engraved panels. Bone grip. CONDITION: Blade retains a mostly brown patina with generous traces of gilt and blue finishes. Hilt retains a dark mustard patina. Grip shows one large age crack on right side. A nice group of attractive American eagle pommel swords. DMG 500 - 800

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LOT - 1075 1075 - LOT OF 10 BAYONETS. Lot consists of: Three M8A1 scabbards with various style US bayonets. OVERALL CONDITION: Excellent. An M8A1 scabbard, with bayonet, in cardboard box. CONDITION: Near Mint. Two 1903 US bayonets in varying scabbards. CONDITION: Excellent. An M1917 Remington bayonet with scabbard. CONDITION: Excellent. A USN MKI bayonet, with scabbard. CONDITION: Excellent. A U.S. M1917 bayonet with scabbard. CONDITION: Excellent. And a 16” M1 Garand bayonet with scabbard. CONDITION: Excellent. D.W. 1,000 - 1,500

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1076 - LOT OF 10: US WORLD WAR II KNIVES AND BAYONETS. Lot consists of: Six Bowie style knives, two in USN marked scabbards, two in random leather scabbards, and two in USN Mk I scabbards. CONDITION: The Bowie knives and their scabbards are all in varying conditions, from good to very good. One USMC Hospital Bolo, in leather scabbard. CONDITION: Very good. One M1880 Indian War Hunting knife made by Springfield, in its original scabbard. CONDITION: Excellent. One 16” M1 Garand bayonet, dated 1942. CONDITION: Excellent. One 10” M1 Garand bayonet, undated. CONDITION: Excellent. D.W. 500 - 900 1077 - LOT OF US AND FOREIGN BAYONETS. Lot consists of: (A) World War II Swedish M96. (B) World War II Finnish M27 marked “FISKARS”. (C) US M1892 Krag bayonet with 1900 blade date. (D) Five US M5 M-14 bayonets. Included are: J & D TOOL CO., MILPAR COL X 3, AERIAL. (E) Six US Garand bayonets. Three have 7” blades, and three have 10” blades. Various makers. CONDITION: Very good overall. 500 - 800

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1078 - LOT OF 12: ASSORTED US AND FOREIGN BAYONETS. Blade Length: Avg. 17” Overall Length: Longest: 26” Lot consists of: (A) World War I 1918 dated Springfield bayonet. (B) Six World War II Garand bayonets dated: three 1942’s, one 1943, two 1944’s. (C) Swiss 1930 dated sawback bayonet. (D) M1873 Springfield trapdoor bayonet and scabbard. (E) Two French M1874 Gras bayonets marked St Etienne 1879 and 1877. (F) M1896 Swedish bayonet and scabbard. VERY GOOD. 800 - 1,200 1079 - LOT OF 2: WORLD WAR I SPRINGFIELD BAYONET MARKED TO USS TEXAS AND DIVE KNIFE. Blade Length: (A) 16” (B) 6 - 3/8” Overall Length: (A) 20 - 1/2” (B) 11” Lot consists of: (A) M1905 Springfield bayonet and pea green canvas scabbard. Blade is arsenal blackened for post-World War I use with a 1920 date and “S.A.” with bursting ordnance bomb stamp. Wood grip is stamped: “U.S.S. TEXAS BB 35” and back of scabbard is stenciled: BB 35. (B) Cast bronze and steel diver’s knife by C.E. Heinke & Co, London. Blade is stainless and fire blued. Knife handle is maker marked as is cast bronze scabbard. Original copper riveted leather belt strap is present. CONDITION: Excellent overall. BM 400 - 600

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1080 - LOT OF 7: WORLD WAR II BAYONETS - JAPANESE, US, AND GERMAN. Blade Length: (A)(B) 15 - 5/8”; (C) 9 - 1/4”; (D) 7 - 5/8”; (E) 9 7/8”; (F)(G) 9” Overall Length: (A)(B) 20”; (C) 14 - 1/2”; (D) 12 - 1/4”; (E) 15”; (F) (G) 14 - 3/4” Lot consists of: (A) World War II Japanese bayonet marked “Hoten” with light freckling and staining to approximately 50% of the blade. Grips are dark with age and blued fittings are very good. Scabbard retains approximately 50% of its finish, with patina. CONDITION: Good. (B) World War II Japanese bayonet marked “Nagoya” with leather frog. Blade retains approximately 85% of its blued finish, grips is dark with numerous dings, and fittings retain most of their blue finish. Scabbard retains approximately 90% of its blued finish with patina. Brown leather frog is nicely marked and dry. CONDITION: Excellent overall. (C) US World War II M1 Garand bayonet with scabbard in unissued condition. Blade is marked “UC” and retains 95%+ of its finish. Scabbard is just marked “US”, and throat fitting has nice patina. CONDITION: Near mint. (C) US 1918 dated bayonet with blade shorted to less than 8”, and the serial number of 839598. Scabbard is for a 9” blade. CONDITION: Very good. (D) German k98 bayonet dated 1938 and maker marked “W.K.C.”. Blade retains less than 40% of its original finish and is mismatched to the scabbard. Scabbard has no finish and is completely freckled, with the throat assembly missing. Leather frog appears to be a Czech variant and is dirty and dry. CONDITION: Poor. (E) Unmarked German dress bayonet with no provision to be mounted. Blade is near mint and retains all of its nickel finish. Grips are undamaged and nickel fittings have a uniform patina. Unmarked scabbard retains approximately 90% of its original black painted finish. CONDITION: Near mint. (F) Unmarked German dress bayonet with no provision to be mounted. Blade is near mint and retains 95% of its nickel finish. Blade edge has several tiny dings. Grips are undamaged and nickel fittings have a uniform patina. Unmarked scabbard retains approximately 70% of its original black painted finish. CONDITION: Excellent. WZ 600 - 900

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LOT - 1080


1081 - LOT OF 13: MISCELLANEOUS US AND FOREIGN BAYONETS. Blade Length: Various Overall Length: Longest: 25” Lot consists of: (A) M1891 1942 dated Mannlicher-Carcano bayonet and 1943 dated scabbard. (B) Spanish Mauser bayonet. (C) US M9 Lan-Cay bayonet and scabbard. (D) Three M7 US M-16 bayonets and scabbards. (E) Two French Lebel bayonets and scabbards. (F) 1933 dated Swiss saw backed bayonet and scabbard. (G) British M1907 Wilkinson Enfield bayonet and scabbard nickeled for parade use, dated 1917. (H) World War II British No. 4 Mk2 Enfield bayonet and scabbard. (I) Modern foreign bayonet with black plastic grips and scabbard. (J) Foreign socket bayonet with no scabbard. VERY GOOD. 400 - 600

1082 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH HEER DAGGERS. Blade Length: 10 - 1/4” Overall Length: 14 - 3/4”

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Lot consists of: (A) Heer “Eickhorn” dagger, (B) Slant Grip Heer “PUMA” dagger, and (C) Unknown naval dagger. (A) Early Heer dagger with a “Eickhorn, Solingen” marked blade with cross graining, light runner and scattered marks, and light stains. Plated zinc fittings appear to be undamaged, with patina. Trylon grip is undamaged. Blade is slightly loose, and the correct portepee with light damage is attached. Early quality steel scabbard and fittings retain most of their black finish. CONDITION: Excellent plus. (B) Early slant grip Heer dagger with a “PUMA” marked blade with runner and scattered marks, light freckling, and stains. Might have been polished. Late plated zinc fittings appear to be undamaged, with patina. Trylon grip is undamaged. Correct portepee with no damage is attached. Steel scabbard and fittings have approximately 40% finish remaining, with patina. CONDITION: Excellent. (C) Unknown naval dagger with what appears to be a 7-1/2” German made nickel plated blade in near mint condition. Brass fittings and trylon grip are undamaged. Brass scabbard also appears to be undamaged. CONDITION: Near mint. WZ 800 - 1,200

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1083 - LOT OF 6: THIRD REICH DAGGERS, DRESS BAYONETS, AND KNIVES. Blade Length: 10” Overall Length: 14 - 3/4” Lot consists of: (A) Third Reich NSFK - DLV dagger, (B) Early SA dagger, (C) German World War II fighting knife, (D) Fighting knife with Czech blade, and (E) (F) Third Reich dress bayonets. (A) NSFK - DLV dagger with a “SMF. Solingen” marked 7” blade with light runner and scattered marks. This dagger has certainly been modified with the stag grip/ pommel replacing the standard issues components, and the pebbled brown leather on the scabbard. Scabbard fittings have been removed as the mounting screws exhibit wear associated with removing them. May have been a US veteran modification. Blade has a couple of tiny dings on one edge. German silver cross guard and stag grip with light wear. Swastikas retain all their enamel. Pebbled brown leather covered steel scabbard is excellent, and nickel plated steel fittings are 85% with numerous dents on lower piece. Hanger is attached. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) SA dagger with an illegible postwar maker marked blade (but made in Solingen) with “GERMANY” stamped near the cross guard. Blade has been polished and cleaned with light freckling over 50% of its surface. The SA motto of “Alles fur Deutschland” is present on the blade. Solid nickel fittings have a uniform nice age patina, and the rosewood grip is in excellent condition. SA emblem with a chip, and eagle are original to the grip and in very good condition. Dagger does not fit properly in the scabbard. Scabbard retains approximately 35-40% of its original anodized brown finish, with freckling in the remaining areas. Nickel plated brass fittings have a moderate age patina throughout, with scattered marks. CONDITION: Overall good to very good condition. (C) Wehrmacht fighting knife with a unmarked blade exhibiting scattered marks and signs of moderate sharpening, with light freckling. Wooden handle is intact with stains. Correct black painted scabbard retains approximately 70% of its finish, with scattered marks and freckling. Spring clip is present.CONDITION: Very good. (D) Dress bayonet with a “LE” marked blade with light runner and scattered marks in excellent condition. Grips are excellent, and

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LOT - 1083 nickel plated fittings have light freckling throughout. Scabbard retains 95+% of its original black painted finish. Correct black leather dress frog is attached. CONDITION: Excellent plus. (E) Dress bayonet with a “WKC” marked blade with light runner and scattered marks in excellent plus condition. Grips are excellent, and nickel plated fittings have light freckling throughout. Scabbard retains 80-85% of its original black painted finish. Correct black leather dress frog is attached in very good condition. CONDITION: Excellent. (F) Unknown type of fighting knife with a Czech blade marked “CSZ” in excellent condition. Black plastic grips with bronze spacers. Black painted scabbard with 70% of its finish remaining, with freckling. CONDITION: Excellent. WZ 800 - 1,500

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1084 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH SA DAGGERS. Lot consists of: (A) Early SA dagger with a “F.DICK” marked blade, (B) Early SA dagger with a “Christianswerke” marked blade, and (C) Later SA dagger with a “RZM M7/12” marked blade. (A) SA dagger with a “F.DICK” marked blade with heavy runner and scattered marks, and freckling to 20-25% of its finish. Unsharpened blade with light freckling to the edges. The SA motto of “Alles fur Deutschland” is present on the blade. Solid nickel fittings have a uniform moderate age patina, scattered marks, and the cross guard has the SA District marking of “Sw” (Sudwest). Rosewood grip is in very condition with a couple of light dings and scratches. SA emblem and eagle are original to the grip and in excellent condition. Scabbard retains approximately 35-40% of its original brown finish, with freckling throughout. Plated nickel steel fittings have a nice age patina throughout, and the scabbard tip is dented and is cracked through its center. Several minor dents are present on the tip fitting. Blade fits very tightly in the scabbard. Correct hanger is attached. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. (B) SA dagger with a “Christianswerke” marked blade with heavy runner and scattered marks, and freckling to 35-40% of its finish. The SA motto of “Alles fur Deutschland” is LOT - 1084 present on the blade. Solid nickel fittings have a uniform nice age patina, and the cross guard has the SA District marking of “He” (Hessen). Rosewood grip is in very good condition with a couple of moderate dings and a 1/2” chip to the lower grip on maker marked side. SA emblem and eagle are original to the grip and in very good to excellent condition. Blade is slightly loose. Scabbard retains approximately 85-90% of its original brown painted finish, with light scattered marks. Nickel fittings have a nice age patina throughout, and the scabbard tip is dented. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. (C) SA dagger with a “RZM M7/12” marked blade with heavy runner and scattered marks, and freckling to 35-40% of its finish. The SA motto of “Alles fur Deutschland” is present on the blade. Nickel plated fittings have a uniform nice age patina with some light crazing, and the cross guard is unmarked. Rosewood grip is in very good condition with a couple of light dings, and a 1/4” chip near the cross guard. SA emblem and eagle are original to the grip and in very good to excellent condition. Blade is slightly loose. SS dagger scabbard retains approximately 85-90% of its original black painted finish, with moderate scattered marks. Plated nickel fittings have a nice age patina throughout, with light freckling. Black leather “RZM” marked hanger is attached. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. WZ 600 - 900

1085 - THIRD REICH NSKK CHAINED DAGGER. Blade Length: 8 - 1/2” Overall Length: 13 - 3/8” Early NSKK dagger with a “Joseph Wolfe, Munchen” marked blade with moderate runner and scattered marks, and freckling to 25-30% of its blade. A number of tiny nicks are present on the unsharpened blade edges. The blade has been polished and cleaned. The SA style motto of “Alles fur Deutschland” is present on the blade. Solid nickel fittings have a uniform nice age patina, and the cross guard has the NSKK Gruppe marking of “Ho” (Hochland), which is correctly off center. Rosewood grip has a coat of lacquer on it and has light dings and scratches. There is a 1” spot on the reverse where the finish has worn off. SA style emblem and eagle are original to the grip and in excellent condition. Scabbard retains approximately 95-97% of its original black painted finish. Nickel fittings have a nice age patina throughout. The nickel chain links have steel connecting rings and two links are marked “Musterschutz NSKK Korpsfuhrng” with another having the “RZM” emblem in a circle, with the steel clip being marked “RZM” in a circle, “M6/71” and the maker “clc” in a diamond. CONDITION: Blade is good, grip is very good, and the scabbard is excellent. Overall very good to excellent condition. WZ 1,200 - 1,800

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LOT - 1086 1086 - LOT OF 2: THIRD REICH “RAD” OFFICER AND ENLISTED DAGGERS. Blade Length: (A) 10 - 1/4”; (B) 9 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 15 - 1/4”; (B) 14 - 7/8” Lot consists of: (A) “Reichs Arbeit Dienst” Leader dagger, and (B) “Reichs Arbeit Dienst” Enlisted dagger. (A) RAD Leader dagger with unsharpened blade marked “F. & A. Helbig, Steinbach” with moderate runner marks, scattered marks, and the motto “Arbeit adelt” etched onto the blade. Blade will clean up. White trylon grip has a small crack on one panel. Late pot metal fittings are in fair condition with less than 10% of their original finish remaining. Scabbard has approximately 55% of its original finish remaining. CONDITION: Overall good condition. (B) RAD Enlisted dagger with unsharpened blade marked “Carl Eickhorn, Solingen” with moderate runner marks, moderate scattered marks, with the motto “Arbeit adelt” etched onto the blade. Blade will clean up. Stag grips appear to be undamaged. German silver metal fittings have heavy staining and heavy patina. Scabbard has approximately 10% of its original black paint remaining , and German silver fittings have heavy staining and heavy patina. CONDITION: Overall good condition. WZ Good condition. 800 - 1,200

LOT - 1087

LOT - 1088

1087 - LOT OF 2: THIRD REICH SA DAGGERS. Blade Length: (ALL) 8 - 3/4” Overall Length: (ALL) 13 - 5/8” Lot consists of: (A) Early SA dagger with a “F.DICK” marked blade, and (B) Early SA dagger with a “Gebr Heller” marked blade. (A) SA dagger with a “F.DICK” marked blade with moderate runner and scattered marks, cross-graining, and freckling to 15-20% of its finish. More than a dozen tiny nicks on present on the unsharpened blade edges. The SA motto of “Alles fur Deutschland” is present on the blade. Solid nickel fittings have a uniform nice age patina, and the cross guard has the SA District marking of “Wm” (Westmark). Rosewood grip is in excellent condition with a couple of light dings. SA emblem and eagle are original to the grip and in excellent condition. Scabbard retains approximately 35-40% of its original brown painted finish, with freckling in the remaining areas. Solid nickel fittings have a nice age patina throughout, and the scabbard tip is dented and has a crack running through its center. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. (B) SA dagger with a “Gebr Heller” marked blade with moderate runner and scattered marks, cross-graining, and freckling to 10-15% of its finish. The SA motto of “Alles fur Deutschland” is present on the blade. Solid nickel fittings have a uniform nice age patina, and the cross guard has the SA District marking of “Th” (Thuringen). Rosewood grip is in excellent condition with a couple of moderate dings. SA emblem and eagle are original to the grip and in very good to excellent condition. Scabbard retains approximately 35-40% of its original brown painted finish, with freckling in the remaining areas. Solid nickel fittings have a nice age patina throughout, and the scabbard tip is dented. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. WZ Very Good 600 - 900 1088 - LOT OF 2: THIRD REICH HEER AND SA DAGGERS. Lot consists of: (A) Heer dagger, and (B) SA dagger. (A) Heer dagger with a nickel plated blade made by “WKC, Solingen” with light scattered marks, and light freckling to approximately 7%. One ding is present 4-1/2” from the tip. Nickel plated fittings retain more than 90% of their orignal finish with and the trylon grip appears to be undamaged. Slightly frayed portepee is attached. Steel scabbard retains 85-90% of its finish, with a nice patina. A tiny ding is present 3” from the tip. A moderately worn hanger is attached. CONDITION: Overall excellent. (B) SA dagger with a “RZM M7/36” with moderate runner, light scattered marks, nice cross-graining, and freckling to approximately 10%. Nickel plated brass fittings retain approximately 90% of their original finish, with uniform patina. Rosewood grip has a 1/4” crack above the original SA emblem, and a 1/2” crack on the back side near the pommel. Scabbard retains 90-95% of its original brown painted finish, with moderate scattered marks. Nickel plated scabbard fittings retain approximately 90% of their original finish. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. 500 - 900

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LOT - 1090 LOT - 1091 1089 - THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE REGIMENTAL EAGLE POLE TOP. Luftwaffe regimental pole top with a nine inch wingspan and eight inches tall. Nickel plated brass construction with age patina throughout. Bottom of mounting sleeve has two mounting holes opposite of each other. Eagle and swastika are leaning towards the front at about 40%, as it has been damaged at some point. It may be repaired, but the nickel finish at the bent area is likely to be damaged. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. WZ 1,000 - 1,500 1090 - LOT OF 2: THIRD REICH RED CROSS DAGGERS. Barrel Length: (A) 8 - 1/2” (B) 9 - 3/4” Lot consists of: (A) Red Cross leader’s dagger with an unmarked steel blade and good cross graining. Cross guard, grip, and pommel have even patina, but are loosely fitted. Scabbard shows matching patina throughout with no damage. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. (B) Red Cross EM Hewer with steel blade, good cross graining marked “Ges. Gesch.” with scattered light marks. Cross guard, grip, and pommel show even patina throughout with no damage. Scabbard shows even patina and scattered marks throughout. CONDITION: Very good. WZ 900 - 1,200 1091 - ORIGINAL GERMAN THIRD REICH DECORATIVE TAPESTRY. The base of this German Third Reich Decorative Tapestry is made of a woven red dyed wool. Two areas of staining can be seen below the eagle, and another lighter colored mark above the eagle. The rest of the base material appears to be untouched. The edges of the tapestry are lined with an intricate cream colored braid, which terminates into the fringed lower section. Two brass rings can be observed in the upper corners of the tapestry, for the purpose of hanging it. The central eagle is separately machine sewn to the base. The eagle appears to be hand painted to a cotton woven base. It is expertly made and appears to be, without a doubt, constructed and assembled during the Third Reich. A few areas of paint loss can be observed on the eagle. While the intended use of this tapestry is unknown, it can be confidently theorized that it most likely is of an earlier, pre-war production and was crafted by old world talent and skill. CONDITION: Overall Excellent. D.W. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 1092

LOT - 1093

1092 - LOT OF 3: IMPERIAL GERMAN / PRUSSIAN WWI PICKLEHAUBES. Consists of: (A) M1895 Prussian Enlisted / NCO picklehaube. Replaced leather chin strap, original cockades, full leather lining. The body exhibits two extra holes which were arsenal filled in. CONDITION: Very good with the exterior exhibiting minor crazing, visors stitched tight, leather lining has a few breaks at the tongue holes, replaced string. Metal fittings mostly bare metal with traces of original grey paint. (B) M1895 Prussian Enlisted / NCO picklehaube. Missing chin strap and cockades, body exhibits no extra holes behind the front plate, full leather lining is present. CONDITION: Good, metal fittings painted silver, front visor is loose, missing one spike base rivet. (C) M1895 Prussian Enlisted / NCO picklehaube. Retains its full leather lining, two extra holes behind the front plate. CONDITION: Poor, missing chin strap and cockades, front visor loose, rear visor and spine missing. Body exhibits moderate crazing. Good 500 - 700 1093 - LOT OF IDENTIFIED KOREAN WAR US NAVY H-4 FLIGHT HELMETS. Lot consists of: (A) Gold painted molded-body flight helmet with interior label reading “H-4 Medium GenTex”, Naval Avitor’s wing decal displayed on the front crown, boom microphone on right side. Cloth inner helmet with label marked “64 H-4. 8”. CONDITION: Good, both pieces show general wear with dry leather fittings and lightly rusted metal. (B) Gold painted molded-body flight helmet, unmarked interior, Naval Aviator’s wing decal on the front crown and painted “DUX”. Snap-in inner cloth helmet missing its microphone. CONDITION: Very good, showing general wear. Both helmets contained in their original cloth / leather zip-up bag with interior label reading “Bags: Hand, Aviation Specification M-4324”, exterior with leather tag embossed with Naval Aviators wing and “S.M. Randall Capt. USN”. CONDITION: Good with wear to the leather trim, working zipper. Good - Very Good 400 - 600

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1094 - PRUSSIAN GUARD OFFICER PICKELHAUBE ATTRIBUTED TO PRINZ ADALBERT. Imperial German Prussian Model 1897 Officer Pickelhaube representing the 1st Garde Regiment zu Fuss. This regiment was the most elite regiment in the Prussian army and was formed in 1688 in Potsdam, the home of the Prussian kings. It was garrisoned in Potsdam along with the Garde du Korps cavalry regiment since its founding. Prince Adalbert was one of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s six sons. In the center of the helmet’s silk liner is a black “A” beneath the Hohenzollern Crown, Prince August Wilhelm’s cypher. The consignor reports this attributes this Pickelhaube to Prince Adalbert. The helmet is made from a polished black leather with silver fittings (front plate, chin scales, base, pearl ring, top, and helmet trim) which are correct for this regiment. The Wappen is made from German silver. There is light crazing to the helmet finish in several areas and the leather is generally supple. The front and rear visors exhibit the usual mild to moderate wear to the finish. An officer’s Garde star is affixed to the front Hohenzollern Wappen, which is originally mounted to the helmet. The Garde star adorns the center of the eagle and displays a fantastic combination of multicolored enamel with the black and gold eagle of the House of Hohenzollern’s nobility. The spike base is silver, and has been mounted with golden stars. While gold stars are not the norm, the nuts securing the stars do not appear to have been disturbed for a very long time. The pearl ring, top, and fluted spike are mounted to the ring, and are also silver. The fluted spike is loose, ill fitting, is in a different shade of silver then the base, top, and pearl ring, and is known to be the type found on Bavarian helmets. The silver chinstrap is intact, and the correct officer scales are mounted to the helmet. The interior leather sweatband has the stamp “R21” in red ink, and a “PB63” stamp in black ink. Both numbers may represent museum inventory numbers. The latter number is has a red line through it, which might indicate an older inventory number with the former being the replacement number. There are letters and numbers written on the red inside of the rear neck guard, and appear to be a “R”, an illegible letter, and “133”. The cream silk liner is damaged and has become detached to approximately 45% of its circumference, with staining, fraying, and wear in several areas. There is fraying below the black “A” discussed above. All of the interior fittings are intact and do not present any usual wear. CONDITION: Helmet was certainly worn and is in excellent condition overall. WZ Excellent 10,000 - 15,000

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1095 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN WORLD WAR II LUFTWAFFE DOUBLE DECAL HELMETS. Lot consists of: (A) Luftwaffe M40 helmet with hand painted national colors, and (B) Luftwaffe M35 double decal helmet. (A) Luftwaffe M40 helmet with the uncommon maker of “SE” for “Sachsische Emaillerwerk” marked “SE64”, with a lot number of “5159”. Shell retains 85-90% of its rough blue-grey paint, with light scratches and nicks. Interior retains approximately 80% of its rough blue-grey finish, with moderate freckling on the rear flange, with dust and dirt. The Luftwaffe decal rates approximately 80% with light damage overall. The national colors have been hand painted on at some point (likely post-war), with a coat of lacquer applied. Original mid to late zinc liner band is present, with moderate freckling, and appears to be original to the helmet. Dark brown leather liner exhibits moderate to heavy wear with fraying around the edges and broken through the rear seam area. No markings are visible. Drawstring and chinstrap are missing. Liner assembly appears to be original to the helmet. CONDITION: Overall very good. (B) Luftwaffe M35 double decal helmet marked “EF64” for the maker of “Emailerwerke A.G.”, in a shell size of 64, with a lot number of “26436”. The medium liner is in size 57. Shell retains 90-95% of its smooth blue gray paint, with some patina, freckling, and dust. Appears to have been cleaned/ polished. Interior retains approximately 90% of its smooth blue grey finish, with patina, freckling, and dust. Luftwaffe decal is in approximately 85% condition with the required era coat of lacquer, which shows up nicely with a black light. Areas of freckling through the decal. National colors rates approximately 90% with some discoloration, scrapes and scratches. Liner assembly has been replaced with a later style. The band appears to be a polished zinc one with freckling. Light brown leather liner has the size stamp of “57” with light to moderate wear and staining. Light fraying around the folded edge. Original drawstring is present. Original brown leather chinstrap with aluminum fittings is also present, with light wear, and is dated “1940” with what a maker marking of “G Schiele, Coburg”. CONDITION: Overall excellent with replaced liner assembly. WZ 1,200 - 1,600

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LOT - 1096

1096 - THIRD REICH MODEL 1934 POLICE HELMET. Fine example of police helmet with the distinctive daisy air holes on LOT - 1097 both side. Complete with leather liner stamped 58 and includes chin strap. No decals present, over-painted in flat black. CONDITION: Very good. Minor flaking to paint, slight surface rust on rivets. DG (Very Good). 100 - 200 1097 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN WORLD WAR I HELMET AND A BREASTPLATE. Lot consists of: (A) World War I German snipers or machine gunner’s heavy steel breastplate, missing lower plates. CONDITION: Good, steel is dark with overall scattered pitting. (B) German M17 combat helmet missing lining. CONDITION: Very good, retaining about 80% original green paint. Good - Very Good 800 - 1,200

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1098 - LOT OF 3: US M1881 HELMET, M1895 CAP AND 1916 USMC VISOR CAP. Consists of: (A) US Army Model 1895 enlisted cap with 1st Infantry insignia on the front. 1902 contract date under the leather sweatband. CONDITION: Excellent, showing very minor wear and typical crazing on the visor. (B) World War I USMC enlisted dress visor cap with E. G & A. front insignia. Sweatband is contract marked and dated 1916, it is also stamped by a costume company. CONDITION: Good, the visor is detached, leather sweatband restitched, wool body and trim show no damage and cap retains its shape. (C) Model 1881 artillery officer’s spike helmet with cloth covered pressed cork body, two-piece artillery front plate with the number “2” applied. There are two small holes above the number. Helmet features a red yak hair plume, leather-backed gilt interlocking chain chin strap, gold cords and artillery side buttons. Interior with black cotton crown lining, leather sweatband and green visor linings. CONDITION: Good, the wool exterior and visor bindings show some losses, the green visor linings exhibit a few tears. Good - Very Good 600 - 900

LOT - 1098

1099 - LOT OF 13: US MILITARY BRIEFCASES AND CAPS WITH SPURIOUS MARKINGS. The following pieces of US LOT - 1099 military gear have all had names added to them to enhance their value, while the items themselves are original, we are of the opinion that the names have been added post period. (A) Black leather briefcase, interior marked “Briefcase, Leather, Type VIII Class L”, embossed on the flap “William F. Halsey, Jr” with Fleet Admiral insignia. (B) Black leather briefcase, interior marked “Briefcase, Leather, Type VIII Class 1”, embossed on the flap “Jonathan Wainwright” with American Eagle. (C) Brown leather briefcase, interior marked “Briefcase, Leather, Type VIII”, embossed on the flap “Omar N. Bradley” with General of the Army insignia. (D) Brown leather briefcase, interior marked “Case, Brief, Leather, Type VIII, embossed on the flap “Thomas T. Handy” with 4 star general’s insignia. (E) Brown leather briefcase embossed on the flap “D.D. Eisenhower” with General of the Army insignia. (F) Vinyl hat box stenciled “Gavin”, containing a field grade officer’s cap with gold bullion oak leaves on the visor, sweatband embossed “Lt. Gen. J.M. Gavin”. (G) World War II period US Army officer’s cap with the name “Magruder, Bruce R” embossed on the sweatband. Contained in a composition hatbox. (H) US Army Field Grade officer’s visor cap with gold bullion oak leaves on the visor. Interior maker marked “Luxenberg” leather sweatband embossed “Mark W. Clark”. Contained in a composition hat box stenciled “Mark W. Clark”. (I) Two World War II officer’s caps: green wool top, interior with a “Bancroft” makers tag, leather sweatband embossed “A.C. McAuliffe” and white top cap with gold bullion oak leaves embroidered on the visor, “Anthony C McAuliffe General United States Army” on paper label in sweat shield. Contained in a composition case stenciled “A.C. Mcauliffe” on the lid. (J) White top US Navy Admiral’s cap with double row of oak leaves embroidered on the visor, leather sweatband embossed “C.W. Nimitz”. Contained within a plastic hat box. (K) Brown leather briefcase embossed on the flap “Thomas C Hart Admiral, U.S. Navy”. (L) Brown leather briefcase embossed on the flap “Gen. George S. Patton”. (M) Brown leather Pilots Navigation Kit, embossed “Captain James Stewart”. CONDITION: Most items in very good to excellent condition, the leather cases with edge wear and showing moderate use. Most of the visor caps showing minor use. DG 800 - 1,200

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1100 - LOT OF 3: US MODELS 1885 AND 1889 CAMPAIGN HATS WITH 1902 VISOR CAP. Lot consists of: (A) US Model 1885 Officer’s Campaign Hat with barely perceptible snowflake vents, double stitched border and gold / black hat cord. Interior leather sweatband fragmented LOT - 1100 and partially backed with cloth, marked “The Regulation Army Hat”. CONDITION: Exterior is in excellent condition. (B) Model 1889 non-regulation campaign hat with triple stitched border. CONDITIONL Leather sweatband marked “Army” and shows a number of rips and losses, wool body in excellent condition. (C) 1902 style cap with gold bullion direct embroidered oak leaves on the black velvet band and wreath LOT - 1101 insignia, on which is centered the brass false-embroidered letters “U.S”. Gold cord chin strap with M1912 rimmed eagle buttons. CONDITION: Interior with re-stitched leather sweatband and black cotton lining. Very good condition overall. DG 800 - 1,200 1101 - LOT OF 7: US NAVY OFFICER’S CAPS. Lot consists of: (A) Tan-Top Commander / Captain Visor Cap with gold bullion embroidery on the visor, basket weave body. CONDITION: Very good with staining to the interior crown. (B) Black Wool-Top Commander / Captain Visor Cap with gold embroidery on the visor, basket weave body. CONDITION: Very good, the visor binding is partially loose. (C) White-Top Commander / Captain Visor Cap with gold bullion embroidery on the visor, plastic basket weave body, made by “Bancroft”. CONDITION: Excellent. (D) Tan-Top Commander / Captain Visor Cap with gold bullion embroidery on the visor, basket weave body, made by “Bancroft”. CONDITION: Very good, but the visor binding is loose in spots. (E) Three Tan-Top Officer’s Visor Caps with basket weave bodies, two with metal insignia, one with embroidered insignia. CONDITION: All in very good condition showing moderate wear. DG (Very Good). 400 - 600

LOT - 1102 1102 - LOT OF 9: BRITISH MILITARY CAPS. Lot consists of: (A) Post-1952 army brigadier’s cap with single row of leaves embroidered on the leather visor. CONDITION: Very good with lightly crazed leather visor and toned crown lining. (B) Royal Artillery cap. CONDITION: Very good with a few pencil point holes. (C) Royal artillery cap made by “Wm Anderson & Son’s Ltd”, an older high quality cap. CONDITION: Very good with a few minor moth nips to the red wool trim. (D) Army brigadier’s cap with single row of bullion leaves embroidered on the leather visor. An older high quality cap made by “Moss Bros”. CONDITION: Very good, showing minor service wear. (E) Army officer’s cap with gold wire visor trim and “The Leinster” cap badge. CONDITION: Good, a bit misshapen and interior with moderate wear. (F) Khaki cloth visored cap made by “Thos Townend Co Limited”. CONDITION: Excellent. (G) Welsh Guard’s NCO cap with machine gun insignia on the front. CONDITION: Excellent. (H) Grenadier Guards NCO cap. CONDITION: Excellent. (I) Canadian forces army general’s visor cap with double row of applied leaves on the visor. CONDITION: Excellent. DG (Very Good - Excellent). 700 - 900

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1103 - LOT OF 6: JAPANESE WORLD WAR II OFFICER VISOR HAT, PITH HELMET, HELMET, AND SWORDS. Lot consists of: (A) Japanese officer visor cap, identified as having belonged to LTC Misusawa in olive wool with a red wool center band and a gold star affixed to the front. There are a number of light moth tracks throughout, with a dozen plus tiny moth nips. Leather chin cord is attached, lining is a light gray rayon with light damage with small holes, and a dry leather sweatband with light to moderate wear. Comes in a Japanese box with old Japanese newspapers, and a ID card. CONDITION: Very good overall. (B) Japanese Navy pith helmet with a large maker’s tag inside marked “Chop Sin Yin Leong, Singapore”, with a tan canvas body presenting moderate staining. Light brown leather edge trim, with a gold naval emblem LOT - 1103 affixed to the front. Green interior is stained with light damage. Sweatband is undamaged and does not appear to have been worn. CONDITION: Overall excellent, as helmet was not worn, but has storage wear. (C) Japanese combat helmet with tan paint in approximately 95% condition, with star affixed on front. Three leather filled liner pads, and liner band appear to be undamaged and never worn. Rayon strap is attached. CONDITION: Near mint. (D) Japanese naval officer sword with no visible markings, with a nickel plated blade exhibiting freckling to 35% of its unsharpened blade. Brass fittings, with a brown grip with several strands of wire being loose. Nickel plated scabbard retains 60-65% of its finish with patina and freckling. CONDITION: Very good overall. (E) Japanese NCO Katana with a blade that has 65-75% freckling, patina, and stains. Fittings are intact but none of the original finish remains. CONDITION: Good overall. (F) Old Japanese Katana with a light freckling and patina to the blade, with a cloth wrapped wooden grip. Grip is detached. Leather covered wooden scabbard with a gilt linked chain hanger. CONDITION: Good overall. WZ 1,200 - 1,600

1104 - THIRD REICH ALLGEMEINE SS OFFICER VISOR CAP. Third Reich Allgemeine SS officer visor cap made in a high quality soft gabardine wool with no visible damage to its body other than a tiny moth nip on the top right and some very light stains in a 2” area on top center right. Black velvet center band is undamaged, other than a quarter inch area of damage to the lower right side behind the chin cord button, which also damaged the lower white piping. Other than that spot, there is a 3/8” area of damage on the top of the center band on the rear, and two tiny moth nips above the skull. The SS eagle retains approximately 80% of its nickel plated finish, and the skull retains approximately 15% of its nickel finish, with patina. Both the skull and eagle are reproductions, and the liner has been opened behind the skull. The black vulkanfibre visor presents some very light wear and almost indistinguishable crazing, with an eight of an inch area of damage on the center front. The visor underside is in a red brown crosshatch pattern. The officer bullion chin cord is attached and undamaged, and their buttons appear to be untouched. LOT - 1104 The interior is fully lined in a light gray rayon with moderate staining. There are two stamps on the lining, one of which has been identified as Czech theater markings from “Brno/Brunn” in the Czech Republic. The other appears to be an inventory number. The sweat shield is present but is heavily damaged as if it has been damaged from heat. It is dark brown and bubbled. The light brown leather sweatband has light staining and is detached approximately 2” in the back, and a one inch area on the right near the visor. The lining has been opened behind the skull and there is a copper piece of metal as a stiffener. CONDITION: Original visor cap with post-war reproduction insignia. Very good to excellent overall. WZ 1,500 - 2,500

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LOT - 1106

1105 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN WORLD WAR II HEER INFANTRY EM/NCO VISOR CAPS. Lot consists of: (A) Heer infantry EM/NCO visor cap in size “59 1/2”, and (B) Heer infantry EM/NCO visor cap in size “57”. (A) Infantry visor cap made in a Feldgrau tricot wool with one tiny moth hole, and two tiny spots of tracking on the top, and a dark green wool center band with a one quarter inch spot of tracking near the rear. The white piping is intact with no visible damage. The Heer eagle, wreath, and cockade are aluminum and undamaged. All three appear to be original to the cap. The black vulkanfibre visor presents some very light wear and almost indistinguishable crazing, with the underside in a medium brown crosshatch pattern. The visor appears to have been reattached, based on the presence of hand sewn stitches above the outside part of the visor. The enlisted chin cord is attached and undamaged. The interior is fully lined in a light golden-brown rayon with no noticeable damage or wear. The sweat shield is present with no maker mark, with the size stamping of “59 1/2” stamped on the lining. The sweat shield is detached from the cap for about 4”, with a 1” crack on each separation edge. The dark brown leather sweatband is cracked through in one area in the rear, but is otherwise completely intact, with uniform light wear and staining. CONDITION: Excellent overall. (B) Infantry visor cap made in a Feldgrau tricot wool with approximately one dozen moth holes on the top, another dozen plus around the crown, and the lower edge is moth damaged for approximately 15% of its circumference. A dark green wool center band with approximately 4” of moth tracking on the rear. The white piping is intact with no visible damage. The Heer eagle, wreath, and cockade are aluminum with patina to the cockade. All three appear to be original to the cap. The black vulkanfibre visor presents some very light wear and almost indistinguishable crazing, with the underside in a medium brown crosshatch pattern. The enlisted chin cord is attached and light damage. The interior is fully lined in a light golden-brown rayon with no visible with light staining to 45-50%. The sweat shield is present with no maker mark and with light scuffing, with the size stamping of “57” stamped on the lining. The dark brown leather sweatband has 1” of damage near the front, with staining throughout. CONDITION: Very good overall. WZ 600 - 900 1106 - GERMAN WORLD WAR II LUFTWAFFE SUMMER OFFICER VISOR CAP. Luftwaffe summer “Erel” officer visor cap made in a removable ribbed white cotton with no damage and light staining throughout, with a black ribbed cotton center band with no visible damage. The silver bullion piping on the top and bottom of the center band is intact, with very light damage to a quarter inch piece on the right side. The Luftwaffe silver bullion wreath/cockade insignia is original to the cap with no visible damage and very light aging. The Luftwaffe eagle is not correct, as it consists of a standard Luftwaffe aluminum EM eagle attached to a piece of white background, which is then sewn to the cover. It appears to have been applied postwar. The black vulkanfibre visor presents some very light wear and almost indistinguishable crazing, with the underside in a medium green crosshatch pattern. The officer bullion chin cord is attached and undamaged. The tan leather sweatband in intact and has moderate age staining. An era paper tag with the size 56-1/2” is attached to the rear, and the sweatband is embossed in silver “Erel Stirnschutz, D.R.G.M., D.R.P. angem”. Inside the sweatband in that same spot is a black ink stamp “56 1/2 17.April. 1940”. CONDITION: Very good to excellent overall. WZ 600 - 900

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LOT - 1107

1107 - IMPERIAL GERMAN WUERTTEMBERG GENERALMAJOR DRESS TUNIC. Pre-World War I Imperial German Wuerttemburg Generalmajor “dunkel-blau” dress tunic with brocade sash. An uncommon, desirable, and complete tunic from the period before World War I. Made from a very high quality dark blue wool, the exterior of this tunic is undamaged with the exception of one small moth nip on the lower left edge of the rear panel. Twelve gilt buttons secure the front of the tunic, with six present on the tail, four on the cuffs, and two on the shoulder boards. Attached to the right shoulder board and right front is a desirable and undamaged General’s aiguillette. The tunic is lined in a fine black silk on the upper half, and a red cotton linen on the lower half. The red linen has a couple of tiny holes and/ or snags, with no visible damage to the fine black silk. One inner pocket is present on the upper left, with no name tag present. The collar, cuffs, and inner front are made from a fine quality red wool, with some very minor moth tracking 12” from the bottom on the lower right inner panel. An inner belt with nickel plated fittings is present with some freckling to approximately 30% of the nickel finish. The general officer collar and cuff insignia are made from a fine quality gold bullion with a nice age patina. Two superb quality Generalmajor’s epaulettes are present, and each display the correct red threads of the state of Wuerttemberg. Included is a high quality undamaged Wuerttemberg officer brocade sash with portepee-like tassels. The correct Wuerttemberg colors of red and black color scheme on the silver bullion background is present throughout. CONDITION: Overall excellent to near mint. WZ Excellent to near mint 6,000 - 9,000

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LOT - 1108

1108 - PRUSSIAN GENERAL LIEUTENANT EPAULETTES IN ORIGINAL STORAGE BOX. Matched pair of epaulettes to a Prussian Lieutenant General or an adjutant to Kaiser Wilhem II in its original storage box. These epaulettes have the Kaiser’s gilt, crowned cypher mounted on the checkerboard silver bullion base, with a single gilt Lt. General rank pip. The silver crescent is likely to be made from German silver, and general officer’s conjoined ringlets hang down from each epaulette. Each ringlet is lined in black leather. The epaulettes come in a large storage case which is lined in white and pink silk. The case is constructed of a high-quality heavy cardboard with a leatherette exterior. The case is likely from the 1900-1910 period. CONDITION: Overall excellent plus. WZ Excellent plus. 3,500 - 4,500

LOT - 1109

1109 - PRESIDENTS OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND DRUM MAJOR BALDRIC. Deep blue wool sash or baldric, embroidered with the Marine Band’s crest and the Marine Corps’ battle honors. Edged with patterned gold tape, double sided, the face with the motto “The Presidents Own” of gold bullion embroidery edged with gilt brass wire on a red satin scroll, beneath which is a gold bullion embroidered badge incorporating an Eagle Globe and Anchor, lyre and thirteen stars. Continuing down the sash are twenty two red satin scrolls with gold bullion embroidered battle honors also edged in gilt brass wire. The reverse further displays another twenty four battle honors ending with “Vietnam”. Backed with red morocco leather. “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band’s mission is to perform for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Founded in 1798 by an Act of Congress, the Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. A rarely encountered accoutrement considering that only one baldric is in use at any given time. CONDITION: Generally in very good condition with some loose gold threads at the bottom of the sash and light toning to the gold trim. (Very Good). 1,200 - 1,500

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LOT - 1111

1110 - RARE IDENTIFIED WWI “HELLO GIRL” TELEPHONE OPERATOR UNIFORM. Lot consists of: Black cotton sateen tunic with Signal Corps collar insignia, eagle buttons, bullion “Operator In Charge” chevron sewn on the left sleeve and metallic tape overseas chevron on left cuff: Matching black cotton sateen shirt with integral belt. The Signal Corps Female Telephone Operators Unit also known as “Hello Girls”, were an auxiliary unit of the US Army during World War I. Experienced, bilingual female telephone operators were recruited by the US Army and sent overseas to aid the failing communication lines of the Allies in wartime France. In 1917, over 7,000 US women applied but only 450 were enlisted and 220 sent to France. Accompanying the uniform is a note from the original owners nephew and one from the collector identifying the uniform to Ida Trahan from Central Falls, Rhode Island. CONDITION: There is a 2” rip on the inner left cuff but overall the uniform is in very good condition. (Very Good - Excellent). 1,800 - 2,500

1111 - WORLD WAR I AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION WOMEN’S UNIFORM JACKET, SHIRT, TIE, AND ALA PIN. Rare American Library Association women’s uniform consisting of: Forest green wool four-pocket tunic with matching fabric belt and composition buttons. Tunic displays a dark bronze lapel pin depicting an open book with the letters “A.L.A.”. Interior with green polished cotton lining. Matching forest green wool skirt with the initials “BK” inked on the white cotton interior waistband. White cotton shirt with Mother of Pearl buttons. Green silk tie. During World War I the American Library Association provided library services to wounded soldiers and delivered books, newspapers, and magazines to more than 200 army and navy hospitals and was able to send trained librarians to 75 military hospitals to aid in the outreach. CONDITION: Overall in excellent condition with a few small period repairs. (Excellent). 1,200 - 1,500

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1112 - WORLD WAR I 3RD ARMY UNIFORM GROUP, INCLUDING HELMET AND OTHER PIECES. World War I uniform group consisting of: (A) Model 1917 combat helmet with 3rd Army insignia painted on the front, missing liner. (B) Wool tunic with 3rd Army patch, discharge chevron and two gold tape overseas chevrons. Collar displays a single “US” collar disk. Tunic shows a few scattered holes. (C) Wool tunic with General Headquarters patch, discharge chevron and two gold bullion overseas chevrons. Interior lined with black cotton. Tunic shows a number of scattered holes. (D) Pair wool trousers showing a few small holes. (E) Pair wool trousers showing a number of small scattered holes. Included are seven original photographs of 3rd Army soldiers, one of which is inscribed “To Grandma from Aaron Squires” and “The Soldiers French Phrase Book”. DG Good-Very Good 1,000 - 1,500

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1113 - LOT OF BRITISH MILITARY BAND AND PARADE EQUIPMENT. Lot consists of (A) Drum Major baldric for the Irish Guards with Royal cypher, Irish guards insignia, and battle honors from Festubert through Anzio. Comes with two drumsticks with brass decorations. Maker marked on interior with leather tab for George Potter and Co. CONDITION: Very good with some evidence of use and one area of staining on rear piping. (B) Two cartridge boxes with British Royal Seal on front and belts decorated with golden thread and red cord running through center. One marked on interior “Lt Lee Massey”. Both marked for manufacture by Hobson and Sons on interior of leather belt. CONDITION: Good, stitching is tight and leather is supple. Some light evidence of use. Leather with some scuffs and chipping. (C) Peninsula Waterloo Brass and Steel horse bit. Mouthpiece marked “Stainless Steel” and a partially obliterated mark, possibly for a maker. Bosses with “Peninsula / Waterloo” with a lion over a crown in center. CONDITION: Good. There are a few minor areas of patination and the LOT - 1113 left side boss has softened considerably in detail. (D) Two cuirass straps for the Household Cavalry. One strap still retains contract information on back. CONDITION: Very good, with some very minor areas of scuffing and age staining. (E) Horse headband made of of brass. Stamped on rear for Firmin & Sons on each tab. Decorated with starbursts that have been riveted in place. A sticker of some kind was removed from one of the tabs at some point. CONDITION: Very good with some minor age staining. and light evidence of use. (F) Plain white leather belt. CONDITION: Very good with some age staining. (G) White leather belt with gold thread and sword hanger strap decorated en suite. CONDITION: Very good with some age staining and light evidence of use. (H) Two shorter straps decorated with gold wire en suite with other decorated items, one measuring 10” to hanger, other is 19”. CONDITION: Very good with some light evidence of use. EW 300 - 500

LOT - 1114

LOT - 1115 1114 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD STEEL-MOUNTED OFFICER’S SPADROON, EX. NEUMANN. Blade Length: 30 - 1/4” Overall Length: 36 - 3/4” Tapered straight single edged blade with 15” false edge and two partial fullers. Steel guard and hilt with pierced scroll designs on counterguard and pierced geometric designs on knucklebow. Forward turned quillon. Round gadrooned pommel with integral capstan. Spiraling grip covered with shagrin and two stranded of braided brass wire. CONDITION: Blade retains a spotted grey patina with scattered nicks to edge. Hilt retains a grey patina and grip shows wear and a couple minor losses to wrap. A very attractive officer’s sword. DMG. PROVENANCE: Purchased from the personal collection of George C. Neumann in 2008. From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,200 - 1,800 1115 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA AMERICAN SILVER HILTED HUNTING SWORD OR CUTTOE. Blade Length: 23 - 1/2” Overall Length: 30” For another example of a nearly identical pommel, probably by the same maker, see plate 118.S on page 101 of “Swords and Blades of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. This sword has a slightly curved American made blade in the English style with two fullers and a false edge. There is a silver ferrule at the top of the blade followed by a silver four slot pierced and scalloped guard decorated with gadrooned borders and shell designs. A silver chain guard is attached with a ring at both the guard and the mouth of lion head pommel. The sheet silver lion’s head pommel shows engraved details and has a silver capstan on top. The ivory grip is decorated by a thin strip of spiraling silver. CONDITION: Blade retains a brown patina with scattered “battle” nicks to the edge. Silver retains a pleasing grey surface, showing some marks from use. Grip retains a nice honey patina with some hairline age cracks, one side darker from light exposure. A very attractive and early American silver hilted hunting sword. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 3,000 - 5,000

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1116 - DOCUMENTED AND HISTORIC SILVER MOUNTED OFFICER’S SWORD AND FAMILY BIBLE OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR VETERAN NICHOLAS GILMAN. Blade Length: 32 - 1/4” Overall Length: 38 - 3/4” Nicholas Gilman was born in New Hampshire in 1755. He quickly learned the family mercantile trade and became an administrator and financier. He was appointed as a representative in the New Hampshire provincial congress, and later as Treasurer of the state’s first General Court under its new constitution. He would continue to serve as the state’s Treasurer throughout the American Revolution. In November of 1776, he was appointed Adjutant of the 3rd New Hampshire Regiment under Colonel Alexander Scammell. Gilman’s time in the 3rd New Hampshire would lead him to participate in some of the most famous events of the Revolutionary War, including the Battle of Saratoga, where Gilman’s regiment was heavily engaged and suffered many casualties. After Saratoga, he went with his regiment to reinforce Washington at Philadelphia and suffered the bitter winter at Valley Forge. It was at Valley Forge that Gilman achieved his most notable accomplishments. Colonel Scammell had been appointed the Adjutant General of the Continental Army, and Gilman was chosen as his assistant. This position afforded him daily contact with not only General Washington himself, but also high ranking members of the Continental Army such as General Nathaniel Greene, General Henry Knox, Colonel Alexander Hamilton, and the legendary Baron von Steuben. Serving with Washington’s Army, he would see action at Monmouth and Yorktown, finally retiring from the service in 1783. Gilman continued to serve New Hampshire as a representative at the Constitutional LOT - 1116 Convention of 1787. Eager to draft a document to replace the weak Articles of Confederation, he helped to secure New Hampshire’s narrow decision to ratify. His signature on the Constitution can be found third from the top in the rightmost column, just underneath George Washington and John Langdon. Gilman would continue to serve as a Member of the House of Representatives for four terms as well as a term as state Senator. In 1801, he accepted an appointment as Federal Bankruptcy Commissioner from President Thomas Jefferson. He served another tenure as Senator for New Hampshire in 1804 until his death in May of 1814. The sword is complete with a notarized letter from a descendant of the family stating that it was left to her by her mother, Jane Gilman Hopkins. There is also a copy of her grandfather, Joseph T. Gilman’s 1933 will which lists two swords that were the property of Nicholas Gilman during the American Revolution. Circa 1750-1770. The sword has a tapered triangular colichemarde blade, decorated with an engraved panoply of arms along with floral designs, red wool washer at top between blade and guard. The solid silver hilt is probably French, although it is unmarked. The guard is pierced and features floral designs and foliate scrolls. The knucklebow and pommel are decorated en suite. The grip is wrapped with braided silver wire and a thin sheet of silver. Also included in the lot is the Gilman family’s King James bible, published in 1809. Inscribed on the flyleaf are at least two generations of Gilman family names. It also bears Nicholas Gilman’s signature and an October 1810 date. The included copy of the 1933 will of Joseph Gilman describes a sword which was “....property of my great, great, uncle....who was Paymaster General on the staff of General Washington during the Revolutionary War....”. CONDITION: Sword blade has much of original polish with some scattered spots of heavy brown patina on surface, especially near ricasso. One area near center has a couple minor creases. Hilt retains a polished surface with dark patina in all low or protected areas, with some residue of old polish. Grip has some exposed wood and wrap is somewhat loose. Bible is in very good condition. Some discoloration on pages from age, with some wear on spine and corners of cover. Folios are still well attached and text block shows only minor warping from age. A very historically significant grouping with excellent provenance. 8,000 - 12,000

LOT - 1117

1117 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR OFFICER’S SMALL SWORD WITH MARKED BLADE. Blade Length: 27 - 1/4” Overall Length: 32 - 3/4” Possibly American. Tapered straight double edged blade with partial fuller in center on each side of convex faced blade. Both sides marked with stamped running fox and one side with a white museum or collector number. Brass hilt with clamshell guard and round pommel with integral round capstan. Wooden grip which was one wrapped with leather, still traces present beneath brass ferrules at top and bottom. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with some darker spotting and minor pitting. Hilt retains an unpolished patina with some scattered marks and one ring with a minor bend. Wood grip shows wear and some scattered marks. A nice pre-Revolutionary War officer’s small sword. DMG 500 - 750

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1118 - EARLY AMERICAN SHORT HUSSAR STYLE SABER. Blade Length: 28 - 1/2” Overall Length: 33”

LOT - 1118

Probably third quart of the 18th century, the slightly curved single-edged blade has two partial fullers on each side and a 7” false edge. Hussar style brass stirrup hilt with faceted pommel cap, backstrap and knuckle bow. Quillon has a concave circle on each side. Bulbous wood grip shows traces of leather wrap and fine twisted brass wire. CONDITION: Blade retains a mostly grey patina with some scattered areas of heavy corrosion and some chipping to edge. Hilt is unpolished and retains a very dark patina. Grip has traces of leather wrap and most of twisted brass wire. An attractive early American sword. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 400 - 600

LOT - 1119 1119 - EARLY AMERICAN SILVER MOUNTED STIRRUP-HILTED CAVALRY SWORD MARKED ROSE. Blade Length: 33” Overall Length: 38 - 1/2” For an identical example, see plate 78 on page 82 of “American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords: Volume I” by Daniel D. Hartzler. He identifies this sword as a Pennsylvania example. It probably dates to the third quarter of the 18th century or early 19th century and has a slightly curved blade with narrow single fuller along the top. The Top of the spine is stamped “W. ROSE”. The hilt is sterling silver and there is a leather washer at the top of the blade. The stirrup hilt has a forward-curved quillon and pommel cap with integral silver backstrap. There is a scalloped and engraved fuller at the base of the grip, which is wrapped with braided silver wire. The sword is complete with its original and unusual silver mounted black leather scabbard decorated with geometric designs. The top mount is inscribed with a large and decorative “H”, as the example shown in the book is also inscribed. The unusual drag has a rolling brass wheel at the tip. The examples shown in the above mentioned book, obviously by the same maker, also have this feature. CONDITION: Blade retains much original polish with some scattered freckling and darker patina. Hilt is unpolished and retains a dark patina. Grip retains all of its original wire wrap. Leather scabbard shows some losses to finish, but is very good overall. Mounts retain a dark patina, consistent with hilt. A wonderful, as-found American silver hilted officer’s saber. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 3,000 - 5,000

LOT - 1120 1120 - CONFEDERATE PALMETTO ARMORY CAVALRY SABER, MARKED “COLOMBIA, S.C.”. Very good example of a Confederate used South Carolina state contract sold by William Glaze of Columbia, South Carolina in the early 1850’s. This example has all the proper characteristics, including “Columbia SC” on ricasso with its various broken dies. All structure pertinent to this model cavalry saber are found here including the single pin scabbard. The 36” blade is in fine condition as is the scabbard, which like the rest of the sword appears “as found” with scattered areas of rust and patina. Hilt is well patinaed as are the areas of broken wire that wrap the grip. CONDITION: Overall very good, sound and tight. Blade is grey with scattered areas of staining, rust and pitting. Hilt exhibits patina under old cleaning. Scabbard has areas of original brown finish under large areas of crusted rust and pitting. Cord wrapped original grip retains about 90% or its original leather. Wire is broken in two places, and last three wraps appear to be from another piece of period wire. CONDITION: Very good. BM 3,000 - 6,500

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LOT - 1121

1121 - SCHNITZLER AND KIRSCHBAUM MANUFACTURED 1840 CAVALRY OFFICER’S LIGHT CAVALRY SABER, PICTURED ON PAGE 374 OF THILLMAN’S BOOK ON CAVALRY AND ARTILLERY SABERS. Blade Length: 36” Overall Length: 41 - 1/4” 36” gently curving blade with partial double fuller running for approximately 3/4 of the length of the blade. Right side of the blade with “Mexico 1847”, left side unmarked. Spine of blade with “(Crown) / RC / (Crown) / D / S & K”. One branch of guard stamped with “(Crown) / D” proof. Gilded officer’s braided copper wire wrap. Plain steel scabbard with two hangers and beautifully visible weld line. Drag with a “(Crown) / D” proof and “(S) & K” with the ‘S’ no longer visible. This rare saber is pictured and discussed on pages 374-375 of “Civil War Cavalry and Artillery Sabers” by Thillman, where he mentions that this sword is the only example he is aware of. While the only purchase of a cavalry officer’s saber was for a Lieutenant R.L. Baker, Thillman is ambivalent on whether this is the same sword as it does not have Baker’s name anywhere on it. CONDITION: The blade has been cleaned over scattered light pitting, leaving the “Mexico 1847” light but legible. Some gilding still visible in protected areas and in the “(Crown) / D” proof on guard. Guard with some nicks and scratches commensurate with use. Brass has taken on a lovely patina. Wire wrap is complete with 18 turns. Scabbard is good with scattered staining and a few extremely minor dents. This is a very rare sword that has spent time as part of the most serious collectors of U.S. swords. PROVENANCE: John Thillman Collection, Jackie Eubanks Collection, Richard Hoover collection, the Collection of George M. Rapport. EW. 3,000 - 5,000

LOT - 1122

1122 - RARE REGIMENTALLY MARKED MODEL 1801 VIRGINIA CONTRACT CAVALRY SABER. Blade Length: 35 - 1/4” Overall Length: 41” This rare First Model Virginia Contract saber is patterned after the US Model 1798 cavalry saber. This sword is one of only 1,000 probably made by John Miles, Sr. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1801, Miles purchased the Old Globe Mill from Robert McCormick. He sent two examples of the cavalry sabers to the Virginia Manufactory in 1801, prompting the State of Virginia to order 1,000 cavalry sabers with hussar hilts, delivered to John Shee at the Virginia Manufactory. Some of these swords went on to be used by the Confederacy during the Civil War and had their leather scabbards replaced with steel scabbards. In 1811, John Miles became the clerk at the US Arsenal in Philadelphia. For more information, see pages 42-43 of “Swords and Sword Makers of The War of 1812” by Richard H. Bezdek. Features include a slightly curved steel blade with single fuller on each side. The right side of the ricasso is stamped “1 REGT, VIRGA, / CAVALRY / DI-----IE (DINWIDDIE)”. Heavy iron stirrup-Hussar hilt and wood. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with scattered areas of darker grey patina and a few nicks to cutting edge. Markings show some wear, but are clearly visible. Grip shows age crack, scuffing and marks from use. A very rare and desirable historic Virginia sword, used in the War of 1812, and most likely again by the Confederates during the Civil War. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 2,000 - 3,000

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LOT - 1123 1123 - RARE ROSE MARKED US MODEL 1812 CONTRACT CAVALRY SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 33 - 1/2” Overall Length: 38 - 1/2” Only 500 of the 1812 Contract sabers were produced by William Rose & Sons in Blockley Township, Pennsylvania. For another example, see pages 80-81 of “Swords and Sword Makers of the War of 1812” by Richard H. Bezdek. This example has a slightly curved unfullered blade that widens towards the clip point. Beveled edge and beveled false edge. The right side of the ricasso is stamped “V /MTW” for inspector Marine T. Wickham. The top of the spine is stamped “W. ROSE”. Standard reverse ‘P’ iron hilt with bird head pommel and black leather wrapped grip, knuckle bow faceted. Complete with its original iron scabbard with black finish. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with a couple nicks to edge and excellent markings. Hilt retains a grey patina with with some light scattered pitting. Grip retains all of original leather with some minor flaking on surface. Scabbard retains about 60-70% old black paint, remainder with a brown patina, a couple minor dents. This is a very scarce Rose marked War of 1812 saber. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,500 - 2,500

LOT - 1124 1124 - A VERY GOOD PRE-WAR 1845 PRODUCTION AMES 1840 CAVALRY SABER. Blade Length: 36” Overall Length: 41 - 1/2” Right side of ricasso marked “U.S. / NWP”, left side marked “N.P. AMES / CABOTVILLE / 1845”. Pommel cap with “NWP” and “WAT” inspector marks. Interior of guard has “BLHW” crudely scribed, presumably a previous owner. Single strand brass wire wrap. Scabbard with two hangers and distinct weld line. CONDITION: Blade is remarkably bright with a few scattered dark areas and one minor area of pitting on the spine. Scabbard with scattered brown patina more pronounced towards the drag and two small dents near the drag. This is an above average example of a pre-War 1840 Ames cavalry saber. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. EW. 1,500 - 2,500

LOT - 1125 1125 - RARE ROSE NON-COMMISSIONED ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SWORD WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 28 - 3/4” Overall Length: 34 - 1/4” Circa 1785-1800, this rare sword has a straight tapered single edged blade with false edge and deep narrow fuller on each side. Spine marked “W ROSE” near top of blade. Brass hilt with counter branch on right side of guard, round turned pommel with capstan. Cherry grip with brass ferrule at each end. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with brass mount. CONDITION: Blade retains a dark, heavy brown patina and marking is excellent. Hilt retains a dark mustard patina, grip excellent. Scabbard has a portion missing at tip and has some holes and deterioration, brass mount has a mustard patina and shows minor denting. A very scarce and attractive early Rose-marked sword. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,200 - 1,800

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LOT - 1126 1126 - RARE 1813 MARYLAND CONTRACT CAVALRY SABER BY HENRY. Blade Length: 33 - 1/2” Overall Length: 38” John Joseph Henry only made 1,000 cavalry sabers for Maryland between 1813 and 1814. On November 25, 1813, he sold them for “M” stamps as well. For an identical example, see pages 84-85 of “Swords and Sword Makers of the War of 1812” by Richard H. Bezdek. The slightly curved clip point blade has a narrow single fuller along the top on both sides. The spine of the blade, near the hilt, is stamped “M” for Maryland. Iron reverse ‘P’ hilt with spooned knuckle bow and birds head pommel with integral backstrap. Leather wrapped grip with bulbous sections separated by twisted brass wire. Complete with its original iron scabbard. CONDITION: Blade retains a spotted grey patina with excellent double stamped “M”, some minor areas of pitting and de-lamination. Hilt retains a heavy brown pitted surface. Grip very good with losses to surface and flaking. Scabbard retains a pitted heavy brown patina. A very scarce War of 1812 sword. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,000 - 2,000

LOT - 1127 1127 - LOT OF 3: EAGLE HILT SWORDS WITH SCABBARDS. Blade Length: (A) 32 - 3/4” (B) 28” (C) 30 - 3/8” Overall Length: (A) 38 - 1/2” (B) 33 - 3/8” (C) 35 - 3/4” Lot consists of: three American brass-hilted eagle pommel sabers dating 1795 to 1820. (A) Horseman length blade with mounts showing silver wash appropriate for dragoon or mounted infantry officers. White bone grip with one tight hairline, carved with bands, channels, and diagonals. Hilt and languettes with floral castings. Blade blue and gilt. Floral and martial motifs. American eagle with motto ribbon. CONDITION: Good. Smooth metal, grey with brown spotting to upper portion, some in the blue with light pitting. Good edge and point. Upper mount is loose. (B) Gilt brass hilt. Oval reeded grip. Blue and gilt blade with floral and military motifs. Lower floral element on reverse has liberty cap on pole. Ring mounts on scabbard with upper stud. CONDITION: Fair. Medium to brass hilt with some bright gilt, but stains to hilt and mounts. Some are discolored lacquer that might clean. Blade is grey with brown rising in blue, along the edges and wider toward the tip. Scabbard solid, but with wear to finish. (C) Dark oval reeded grip. Slotted guard. Blade smooth metal, no etching. CONDITION: Good. Hilt tight. Blade bright with scattered brown and grey stains, a little freckling at very tip. Good edge and point. No pitting. Hilt with age patina. Tight. Scabbard fair with traces of silver wash on mounts. Open seam near tip and glue-repaired break. Representative swords of the early Republic. SR 1,000 - 2,000

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1128 - LOT OF 3: THREE HELMET POMMEL MILITIA OFFICER’S SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 31 - 1/4” (B) 31 -3/8” (C) 31 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 37 - 1/4” (B) 37 - 5/8” (C) 37” Lot consists of: three American of the 1840-1860 period, all with gilt brass crested helmet pommels, chain guards, and brass scabbards. (A) Mother of Pearl grips, backstrap and understrap with wire binding, American eagle on downturned counterguard. Rudimentary upturned guard on reverse. LOT - 1128 Ames maker etched blade and stamped scabbard. 1832/34 style blade. CONDITION: Excellent. Vivid etching on frosted panels. Some slight grey spots. Floral, patriotic and martial etched motifs. No blade pad. Crossguard loose. Nice gilding to hilt and gold wash to scabbard. Mounts are floral, but American eagle in round panel on middle mount. Throat is loose. (B) Carved bone grips. Crossguard with five-pointed star in wreath, langets up and down. Blade is 1832/34 style with N.P. Ames firm name etched on obverse. CONDITION: Good. Hilt and scabbard are toned brass. Blade is good, but greying to dull silver with visible, but light etching. (C) Mother of Pearl grips. Helmet pommel faces outward. American eagle on counterguard. Vivid etching. Floral and martial motifs. American eagle. Liberty cap on pole. Engraved scabbard with carrying rings and stud. Condition: Very good. Chip to surface of Mother of Pearl above first wire strand. Wear to backstrap. Otherwise gilt is very good. A few grey spots to blade. Frosting greying slightly. Gold wash to scabbard very good, but some rubbing on upper edge near top mount where it would be grasped. Floral engraving on obverse near rings, crescent and dot border. A nice group of antebellum American swords. (SR) 1,000 - 2,000

LOT - 1129 1129 - LOT OF 2: U.S. 1850 PATTERN STAFF AND FIELD, TIFFANY FOOT OFFICER SWORDS WITH SCABBARDS. Blade Length: (A) 31 - 1/4” (B) 31” Overall Length: (A) 37 - 1/2” (B) 36 - 1/2” Lot consists of: one unmarked 1850 pattern Staff and Field Officer’s Sword and one nice 1850 Pattern Foot officer sword. (A) Standard configuration 1850 staff and field carried by majors and above and officers on staff duty. CONDITION: Good. Hilt with some traces of gilt, triple wire binding in place. Sharkskin shows gap along seam on underside and an open spot just below the end of the counterguard at the pommel. Pad in place, with lobed border. No maker marks. Blade with good edge and point. Thin frosting to panels, but visible etching. Floral and and display of arms on obverse with American eagle with shield on chest. Reverse foliate, dotted latticework and script foliate “US”. Oval etched panel at bottom obverse does not seem to have been etched with retailer address. Brass mounts show about 50% subdued gilt with rubbing to brown. Scabbard body with thin gold paint showing brown at edges of mounts. (B) Regulation 1850 pattern foot officer sword and scabbard. Etched blade marked “Warranted to cut wrought iron Tiffany & Co. New York.” CONDITION: Very good. Deep grey sharkskin with good surface, binding wire in place. Hilt bright with dark stains. Red blade pad in place. Blade smooth metal with good edge and point. Scattered grey spots. Obverse etched with floral motifs, arms, US shield, American eagle with shield and scrolling motto ribbon overhead. Reverse etched with arms and US flag, floral motifs, “US.” “PDL” blade maker stamp at base of blade. Frosting somewhat thin and grey areas mixed in but readily visible etching. Scabbard very good with good finish to leather, solid, Nicely engraved mounts with floral motifs, US on drag, blank scroll on top mount for a name or presentation. A good pair of swords illustrating the two types carried by regimental field and line officers. SR 900 - 1,200

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1130 - U.S. MODEL 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S PRESENTATION SABER. Blade Length: 31 - 1/4” Overall Length: 37”

LOT - 1130

Civil War 1850 staff and field officer’s sword by Emerson and Silver of New Jersey. Regulation pattern with some non-regulation touches. Pommel and guard with floral motifs, but central motif of the counterguard is an eagle with spread wings rising phoenix-like from flames or a sunburst with a US overhead. Cast silver grip with alternating beaded and plain ridges with coiled and braided wire in the channels. Blade in the bright with thin frosting. Obverse with tombstone blade maker stamp at bottom next to guard, etched Emerson and Silver address just above the ricasso. Latticework, floral scrolls and panoply of arms with lances and pennants. Reverse with lattice and dot work above ricasso. Floral scrolls and foliate geomtric designs. Intertwined foliate “U.S.” Frosted panels on both sides terminate in Arabesque points. Black leather scabbard with brass mounts. Reverse of mounts plain. Obverse engraved with geometric and floral motifs. Upper mount with “U.S.” in upper half, partial wreath at either side. CONDITION: Very good. Brass has aged patina overall with just traces of gilt, but good detail. Grip is undamaged. Blade is bright with just a couple of spots of grey shading and etching is vivid. Minor scuffs to leather scabbard body. Good color and finish overall. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 800 - 1,200

1131 - ELABORATE GILT BRASS MOUNTED ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 32” Overall Length: 36” LOT - 1131 This attractive saber is was probably imported from England. The slightly curved, single fullered blade is decorated with panels of blued and etched designs on both sides, with some engraved designs with gilt wash. The right side shows a splayed patriotic eagle with an “E. PLURIBUS UNUM” banner, stand of arms with a liberty cap, and scrolls. The other side features etched panels with scrolls and an engraved stand of arms with liberty cap in the center, ricasso engraved with a “Warranted” banner. The gilt brass reverse ‘P’ hilt features chased and shaped languettes with shells and a pierced knucklebow with repeating bell flowers. The birds head pommel features a chased relief flower around the tang and foliate scrolls on the integral backstrap. Leather wrapped grip decorated with twisted copper wire. Complete with its original gilt brass scabbard engraved with bell flower and stiff leaf designs. CONDITION: Blade retains perhaps 30% fading blue finish and generous traces of gilt, otherwise grey patina showing much original polish. Hilt retains about 80-90% original gilt with wear to high edges and high relief designs. Grip very good with one minor crack on left side, near pommel. Scabbard retains about 40-50% original gilt, the remainder faded to mustard patina, some scattered denting. A very attractive early 19th century sword. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 800 - 1,200

1132 - 1850 FOOT OFFICER SWORD WITH METAL SCABBARD. Blade Length: 32 - 1/2” Overall Length: 38 - 1/4” LOT - 1132 Standard configuration of hilt and blade. Cast grip with roped design on ridges and wire binding in channel. “Proved X” inset disk obverse ricasso, “iron proof” on back of blade near guard. Solingen blade maker’s mark of arrow in oval of dots at reverse ricasso. Reverse blade etched foliate, stand of arms with US flag and script US above. Obverse with stand of arms with US shield, foliate and American eagle with spread wings over branches, no arrows, with motto ribbon overhead. Scabbard smooth brown, brass throat and mounts with mellow tone. Drag, middle, and upper mount with engraved geometric and floral designs. Upper with entwined US on upper portion. CONDITION: Very good. Medium tone to brass hilt with some traces of gilt in recesses. Grip with triple wire undamaged and tight. No blade pad. Thin frosting but etching is very visible. Smooth metal, dull silver in color, small scattered grey spots. Good edge and point. Regulations specified a leather scabbard for foot officer’s swords, but many preferred a more robust metal scabbard. This is very nice, high grade example. SR 800 - 1,200

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1133 - LOT OF 2: EAGLE HEAD SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 31 - 3/4” (B) 29 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 36 - 3/4” (B) 34 - 1/2” Lot consists of: two spadroon

LOT - 1133

bladed swords with brass hilts, eagle pommels, bone grips and brass scabbards. (A) Cylindrical grip with straight grooves, floral and geometric motifs on guard, display of arms on downturned guard. Blue panel on each side of blade with flamboyant ends. Small gold washed drypoint etched motifs. One military on obverse, the rest floral. Scabbard is plain, not engraved. “J.H. Lambert / Philadelphia” retailer stamp on reverse scabbard throat. CONDITION: Slight looseness to hilt. Chipping upper rear edge of grip. Blue has good color, but brown light pitting terminal flame ends and scattered on upper bright metal of blade. Even aged patina to brass scabbard. No dents. Both rings in place. (B) Reverse ‘P’ guard with cast floral elements and eagle head terminal to quillon. Grooved bone grip. Plain backstrap connects with detailed ferrule. Languettes with palmette on reverse, helmet and sword obverse. Blue panel each side of blade with flamboyant ends, three small gold washed drypoint etched floral motifs and one military, with additional motif under languettes, rubbed on the reverse. CONDITION: Good. Blue is lustrous, gold wash is good. Blade is smooth metal and bright above the blue, but showing 4” deep grey section on obverse, small grey spots on reverse. Pad in place. Hilt with some play to it. Scabbard good, medium bright brass, both rings and palmette decorated stud in place. No dents, but slight split to flat throat collar, slight scratches and bright silver mark on reverse just above upper ring. A decent pair of American militia swords ca. 1820-1840. 700 - 900

1134 - US MODEL 1812 CONTRACT CAVALRY SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 33 - 1/2” Overall Length: 38 - 1/2” LOT - 1134 The slightly curved clip point blade has a narrow single fuller along the top on both sides. Iron reverse ‘P’ hilt with bird head pommel with integral backstrap. Wood grip with bulbous sections. Complete with its original iron scabbard. CONDITION: Blade retains a spotted grey patina. Hilt retains a brown patina with some heavier areas of patina. Grip shows some small traces of leather near pommel. Scabbard retains a pitted heavy brown patina and has some denting. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 600 - 1,200 1135 - LOT OF FOUR MILITIA OFFICERS AND DRESS SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 30” (B) 32” (C) 29 - 3/4” (D) 28 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 35 - 1/4” (B) 37 - 1/2” (C) 35 - 3/8” (D) 33 1/2” Lot consists of four US militia officer’s swords, three with scabbards, one without. (A) Brass hilt with mother of pearl grip slabs, downturned counterguard with American eagle. Triangular epee style blade. Iron scabbard. CONDITION: Scabbard poor, lacks upper mounts. Drag nicely checkered. Open seam top and bottom at throat. Raised rust coming up through color overall. Hilt very good. Age patina to brass. No damage to mother of pearl. slight bow to knuckleguard. Looseness to downturned counterguard. Blade gray with good edge and point. LOT - 1135 Red blade pad in place. (B) Brass hilt with pineapple checkering to pommel, brass wire wrapped grip, floral motifs on knuckleguard, downturned counterguard with raised American eagle in center of plain panel with scrolled border. Blade blued on each side for eleven inches. Trophy of arms and three small floral motifs drypoint etched and gold washed each side. Brass scabbard with two rings and stud mount. CONDITION: Good edge and point. Blade with smooth steel gray color above the blue. Blue terminates in flame scroll floral motifs. Rubbing to blue and gold on lower half of reverse etching. Scabbard with aged brass patina. Rings and stud in place. Scabbard plain. Stud with floral design. Half-dozen dents to scabbard including deep crease on reverse fourteen inches from drag. Sword seats well, but scabbard lacks throat. (C) Gilt brass hilt with mother of pearl grip slabs. Hilt cast with floral designs. Openwork downturned counterguard with American eagle. Small sword, epee style triangular hollowground blade. No scabbard. CONDITION: Very good hilt with traces of gilt and no damage to mother of pearl. Nicely cast floral details. Blade with edge nicks. Dark gray spots for first fifteen inches of blade, then scattered and mixed with steel gray. Faint blade etching for the first three or four inches. (D) Brass hilt with US shield in circular wreath cast in very slightly downturned counterguard. Floral motifs to pommel and knuckleguard. Grips are pewter panels with cast displays of arms on either side. Blade is triangular epee style, hollow ground, plain, with Weyersberg king’s head mark. Scabbard black leather with brass mounts. CONDITION: Very good. Minor scuffs to leather scabbard. Rings and stud in place. Hilt excellent. Mellow tone to brass, no damage to pewter. A nice group of four US militia and dress swords dating about 1840 to 1860. (SR) 600 - 900

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1136 - U.S. 1872 GENERAL OFFICER’S SWORD. Blade Length: 31 - 1/4” Overall Length: 37 - 1/4”

LOT - 1136

Regulation 1872 pattern sword for general officers. Springfield Armory marked with applied gilt star between the mounts indicating a brigadier general. Standard configuration with deeply cast gilt brass hilt with counterguards bearing eagle with arrows and branches with flanking flags on obverse and US shield superimposed on display of arms on reverse. Silver wire grip. Blade etched with gold wash highlighting. Obverse etched with three extended foliate panels, three martial (one includes US shield) and American eagle with spread wings and motto ribbon. Reverse with Springfield Armory panel at bottom, US with starburst border, three foliate panels, three martial including one with US shield. Scabbard plated steel with plain drag, floral ring mounts, deeply cast and chased star. CONDITION: Very good. Hilt is excellent with great detail and much gilt. Wire is subdued. Blade has good edge and point. Etching is very visible but metal shows some gray spots and gold was has thinned with slight yellow tone. Scabbard shows some overall freckling, but also some brown spots, one sizable on reverse and part of obverse low down, small spots between the mounts. A scarce high-ranking regulation sword made at the national armory. (SR) 600 - 900

1137 - AMES 1850 PRODUCTION 1840 HEAVY CAVALRY DRAGOON SABER WITH A.D.K. INSPECTIONS. Blade Length: 35 - 3/4” Overall Length: 41 - 3/4”

LOT - 1137

Curved 35 - 3/4” blade with partial double fuller running approximately 3/4 of the blade length. Right side of ricasso marked “US / A.D.K.”, left side marked “AMES MFG.CO./ CABOTVILLE / 1850”. Standard three branch guard. Pommel marked “A.D.K.” Double braided brass wire wrap. Plain steel scabbard with two hangers and “A.D.K.” on drag, visible but diminutive weld line. CONDITION: Good. Blade has been cleaned over pitting with scattered areas remaining. One 10” section of blade approximately 2/3 of the way up the blade has significant pitting. Guard is good and has acquired a lovely dark yellow color with some marks and nicks from handling and use. Wire grip is intact but there is a 3/4” crack in the leather on the left side, running underneath the wire. Scabbard is good with an even brown patina, and good traces of gilding most notable in protected areas. No dents in the scabbard. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. EW. 500 - 800

1138 - LOT OF 2: 1808 MILITIA CAVALRY SABER WITH US MARK AND 1818 NCO SWORD. Blade Length: (A) 33 - 1/2” (B) 26” Overall Length: (A) 38 - 3/4” (B) 31”

LOT - 1138

Lot consists of: (A) Iron hilted cavalry saber of Starr 1808 militia cavalry pattern but with small “US” stamp reverse ricasso and no visible Starr stamp or other proofs. Reverse ‘P’ guard hilt, not slotted for knot, leather covered wood grip, quillon with disk terminal. Blade single edged with narrow, deep fuller along back edge, rudimentary false edge. CONDITION: Very good for the age. Iron is brown, with salt and peppering to the hilt and first 4” of blade from guard, rest of blade is smooth. US stamp readily visible. Leather on grip shows wear and cracking but is all there. (B) 1818 Starr noncommissioned officer’s sword with scabbard. Standard configuration. Crisp “N. Starr / US / P / LS” stamp on blade reverse near hilt. CONDITION: Good to very good. Hilt is smooth brown. Leather shows wear and finish loss, but is all there. Blade is smooth metal with good edge and point. Steel grey in color with scattered dark grey spots and areas overall. Scabbard poor; was bent 9-3/4” from tip resulting in open crack on obverse and result fragile spot. Minor dents on reverse. One good crease as well on obverse 7” below stud. Smooth brown metal overall. A nice pair of early US swords. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 400 - 600

1139 - BRITISH 1796 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY SABER Blade Length: 32” Overall Length: 36 - 1/2”

LOT - 1139

Reverse ‘P’ guard with bird’s head pommel, backstrap and languettes. Dark patina to hilt. Grip wrap worn to wood, but silver binding wire in place. Blade curved, single edge with rudimentary false edge. Broad central fuller. CONDITION: Fair to good. Small nicks to the edge. Good point. Blade is dark grey mixed with black and brown, but showing traces of etched motifs of “GR” and royal crest on what was likely a blue and gilt blade with military, patriotic and floral motifs. Blade is horseman’s length. The 1796 pattern had a long life and was imitated in the US and elsewhere as light cavalry came to dominate the mounted arm. (SR) 400 - 600 68

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1140 - PRE-CIVIL WAR CAVALRY SABER. Blade Length: 32 - 1/2” Overall Length: 37”

LOT - 1140

Reverse ‘P’ guard brass hilted saber. Curved, single edge blade with broad fuller. Bone grip. CONDITION: Poor to fair. Blade is plain, unstopped fuller, good edge and point, bright metal mixed with dark grey spots overall. Knucklebow and counterguard appear original to the sword, but the hilt was damaged at some point and a crude backstrap with integral ferrule at front was bent over the rear to form a pommel, anchor the blade tang and secure the end of the knuckleguard. The channeled bone grip shows chipping at the pommel and lengthwise crack on the obverse that has been filled. There is a short crack on the upper obverse near the guard as well. As repaired, the grip is stable. The repair seems to have some age. The brass may have been fashioned from original elements of the (damaged) hilt. SR 300 - 400

LOT - 1141 1141 - SIXTH NEW JERSEY MODEL 1850 PRESENTATION SWORD OF CAPTAIN JAMES HUGHES, W.I.A.. Blade Length: 31 - 7/8” Overall Length: 38” A very nicely inscribed presentation sword given to an officer wounded in action at Williamsurg, Virginia, in 1862. The sword is a Schuyler, Hartley and Graham marked US regulation model 1850 sword for officers of the staff and field. The brass hilt has the regulation cutout floral designs with a floating “US” in the counterguard. The pommel has a wreathed foliate design on its face and an American eagle in an oval surrounded by stars on the pommel cap. The grip has a regulation sharkskin wrap, shading from gray into white, bound with a single twisted brass wire. The knucklebow is cast and chased with floral designs for its entire length. The outer rim of the counterguard is professionally engraved, “Capt. James H. Hughes, Co. C, 6th Regt. N.J. Vol.” The blade pad is in place under the guard. The blade is beautifully etched on either side for twenty inches from the guard, including the ricasso. The obverse bears a deeply stamped “1862” in a scroll and foliate panel, over which three bands of geometric and floral motifs cross the blade. Above that three sections of floral scrolls terminating in an Arabesque finial, provide two scenic panels. The uppermost is a stand or panoply of arms including sword, bayoneted muskets, flag, drum and halberd. The lower panel is a battle scene extending for seven inches. The leftmost portion shows a column of troops conducting an assault to the left. The right of the panel shows the troops from a different vantage point, charging to the right against an enemy gun emplacement. Soldiers with caps, knapsacks and bayoneted muskets are led by sword waving officers, two of whom on the right are mounted, one waving a striped flag with star in the canton. An enemy officer directs fire against them with his sword. One soldier on the ground points a pistol at the attackers, who overrunning the guns. The reverse has an etched ricasso with a central blank curved edge panel surrounded by mock Arabic lettering, over which the blade etching picks up with lattice and to designs. The Schuyler, Hartley and Graham firm name is etched in shield cartouche and carries an unusual “N.J.” address. Foliat scrolls lead to a trophy or arms with muskets, cannon, cuirass, fasces, and banners on spearpoint poles. A broad, slanted “U.S.” makes up the central panel, mixed with floral scrolls and three stars above, over which a somewhat startled looking bridled horse’s head peers down, with pistol and sabers overhead and stirrups hanging below. The panel finishes with more floral scrolls and an Arabesque finial. The blued steel scabbard has cast and engraved mounts, all with deeply cast scroll upper and lower edges, and a plain brass throat. The drag has a small separately applied American eagle on the obverse, with floral motifs underneath and mixed floral and geometric designs on the reverse. The middle mount has trophy of arms with shield upon swords, axes, etc. The reverse is geometric and floral. The upper mount has a deeply cast and chased American eagle on the obverse and a “U.S.” engraved on the reverse in a geometric border, as is the eagle on the face. Between the upper mounts is a silver plaque engraved, “Presented to / Capt. James H. Hughes / by/ Company C 6th Regt. N.J.V. / Passaic Guard Jersey City.” Hughes enlisted 9 September 1861 as a Captain and was commissioned as of the same date. The regiment was brigaded with three other New Jersey regiments in what was known as the Second New Jersey Brigade and assigned to Hooker’s Division of the Third Corps, Army of the Potomac. On 5 May 1862 Hooker caught up with Confederate forces retreating from Yorktown at Fort Magruder near Williamsburg. Hughes was wounded in action in a fierce, pitched battle that effectively opened the Peninsular Campaign, caused the regiment at least thirty-four battle deaths, and took a heavy toll among its officers. Hughes was compelled to resign his commission as result of his wounds on 11 July 1862. The respect in which Hughes was held by his men is told by the quality of this sword. Hughes has suffered some slight indignity at the hands of history, however: his middle initial was wrongly transcribed, and then spread, in some records as “B,” causing some difficulty among researchers, but the general index card to his service record file has it right. CONDITION: Scabbard has lustrous blue shading slighly toward brown. The brass mounts are a reddish gold. The silver plaque is excellent. There are no dents or dings to the scabbard. The hilt matches the scabbard mounts in tone, though slightly subdued on the face of the guard. The blade etching on either side and along the back edge is crisp and legible though the frosting is soft. Minor gray spots among the etching. A few more on the obverse above the etched panel. Some gray and brown spots for three or four inches along the edge and some slight freckling just beyond the etching on the reverse. This is an impressive sword with a nice Army of the Potomac and New Jersey connection. It is especially nice that Hughes’ name and regiment are engraved on the guard as well as on the presentation plaque, assuring that they have been together forever. (SR) 3,000 - 4,000

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LOT - 1142 1142 - FINE U.S. MODEL 1860 CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER BY AMES. Blade Length: 35” Overall Length: 41”

Civil War 1860 Pattern Cavalry Officer’s Saber by Ames with etched blade. Gilt brass hilt with floral motifs and eagle on the inner face of the counterguard. Plain, enlisted style scabbard. CONDITION: Excellent. Brass hilt preserves almost all of its original gilt. Sharkskin grip wrap is excellent deep grey. Etching is vivid with very good preserved frosting. Floral motifs on either side. Obverse with etched Ames address at ricasso, trophy of arms at center with raised wing American eagle overhead and drypoint etched ribbon with motto above. Trophy of arms with block “US” as central motifs on reverse. Deep frosting, vivid etching. Good edge and point. A few tiny grey spots at tip. Scabbard is a plain enlisted style in the bright and excellent, with no dents. A very nice example of cavalry officer’s saber by the most well-known US maker. (SR). PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 4,000 - 6,000

LOT - 1143 1143 - FANTASTIC AND SCARCE U.S. MODEL 1860 AMES CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER. Blade Length: 34” Overall Length: 40” Civil War 1860 Pattern Cavalry Officer’s Saber by Ames. Gilt brass hilt with etched blade. Scabbard brown/blue with gilt brass mounts. Cast floral motifs on the hilt and eagle on the inner face of the counterguard. Blade with etched floral motifs on either side. Obverse with etched Ames address at ricasso, trophy of arms at center with raised-wing American eagle overhead and drypoint etched ribbon amid vine with motto above. Trophy of arms with script “US” as central motifs on reverse. CONDITION: Very good. Brass hilt preserves some original gilt. Sharkskin grip wrap is excellent deep grey showing little wear. Binding wire in place, tight and showing color. Etching is vivid with very good preserved frosting. Good edge and point. A few scattered small grey spots on obverse. Reverse shows more and a bit larger, scattered on the high points, some along upper edge over first section of floral motifs and under the “US,” elsewhere more scattered. Scabbard shows scattered small brown spots coming up under the color, but nothing too objectionable. Mounts show traces of gilt. Drag screw possibly replaced. A very nice example of the US regulation Civil War cavalry officer’s saber by the most well-known US maker. (SR). PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 7,000 - 15,000

LOT - 1144 1144 - EARLY AMERICAN SILVER-HILTED SMALL SWORD WITH PIERCED BLADE BY DAVID HALL. Blade Length: 29 - 3/4” Overall Length: 36” This sword is featured in figure 23 on page 34 of “American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords” by Daniel D. Hartzler. He identifies this sword as the work of David Hall, who worked on Second Street in Philadelphia until 1779. Of early 18th century form, this sword has a tapered diamond-section double-edged blade with a pierced partial fuller in the center. The solid silver hilt features a clam shell guard with relief borders and sprigs of foliage in the center on both sides. The front edge has a small “DH” hallmark. The round pommel has a faceted base, top marked with traces of the same “DH” hallmark. The grip is wrapped with twisted silver wire and has a braided ferrule at both ends. CONDITION: Blade retains a dark patina with some pitting overall with some wear to edges and minor nicks. Hilt retains a grey patina with some areas of heavier patina, scattered scuffing, minor denting and bending. Grip is excellent and tight. This is a fantastic Philadelphia silver-hilted officer’s or wealthy gentleman’s sword. DMG 2,000 - 4,000 70

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LOT - 1145

LOT - 1146

LOT - 1147

1145 - HIGH CONDITION U.S. MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD BY AMES. Blade Length: 30 - 1/2” Overall Length: 36 - 1/2” Super condition Ames 1850 pattern foot officer’s sword and scabbard. Standard, regulation pattern. Blade etching with firm name at bottom obverse. Floral motifs mixed with arms and US flag, American eagle, spread wings, with motto in foliate scroll overhead. Reverse with latticework, geometric and floral motifs, arms with US shield, block US. CONDITION: Frosted panels show very well, ending in flame points. Metal is smooth and bright with good edge and point. Hilt has strong gilt with just some rubbing to brass that has since darkened on raised edge of pommel cap and edge of counterguard. Scabbard excellent with good color and finish to leather, minor cross cracking to finish but no losses. Good gilt to mounts, just minor rubbing to brass, since darkened, on middle mount. Even the screw heads preserve their blued. A very nice example by a famous maker. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,500 - 2,500 1146 - FINE FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL SWORD. Blade Length: 30 - 1/2” Overall Length: 37” Straight triangular colichemarde blade decorated with panels of floral designs at the top on both sides. Plain solid silver hilt marked on the back of the guard with four circa 1730 French hallmarks. Knucklebow also marked with three hallmarks on left side. The grip is wrapped with braided silver wire. CONDITION: Blade has been polished and retains a bright surface with some wear to engraving and scattered areas of darker freckling. Hilt retains a grey patina and shows some wear to hallmarks from polishing. DMG 1,000 - 2,000 1147 - EARLY AMES 1859 MANUFACTURED U.S. MODEL 1860 CAVALRY SABER. Blade Length: 34 - 1/2” Overall Length: 40 - 3/4” 34 - 1/2” gently curving blade with partial double fuller running 3/4 of the blade. Marked on left side of ricasso with “(A)MES MFG CO / CHICOPEE / MASS”, right side marked “ US / JH / 1859”. Leather washer still present. Braided brass wire over leather grip. Brass guard with three branches. Pommel with “JH” and “WAT” inspection marks. Comes with a correctly fitting scabbard. CONDITION: Good. Blade has been cleaned over scattered pitting. There are a few very small nicks in the blade. Legends are still visible but soft, with the ‘A’ in Ames being very difficult to read. Brass has taken on a lovely patina. Grip has some light damage on either side of the bottom section of brass. Scabbard has turned an even brown patina with a visible weld line. No dents in the metal. Some brass coloring is still visible on the scabbard in protected areas. This is a very good example of a rare pre-War dated Ames saber. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. EW. 1,000 - 2,000

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LOT - 1148 1148 - AMERICAN SILVER-HILTED SMALL SWORD WITH SCABBARD, ATTRIBUTED TO ELIAS PELLETREU. Blade Length: 26 - 3/4” Overall Length: 33” For a very similar example with these markings, see figures 427 and 428 on pages 478-480 of “American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords” by Daniel D. Hartlzer. Pelletreu worked both in South Hampton, New York and Simsbury, Connecticut. The tapered triangular blade is inlaid with a gold floral design near the top, on the back. The solid silver hilt is marked with partially visible “EP” on the top edge on the right side of the clam shell guard. The knucklebow is also stamped “EP” twice on the left side. The grip is tightly wrapped with alternating strands of twisted and braided silver wire, both ends have a braided silver ferrule. The sword is complete with a black leather scabbard, which shows several repairs a an iron hanger. CONDITION: Blade retains a dark brown patina with some minor nicks to on right side. Hilt retains a mellowing patina, showing some wear and scattered marks. Grip shows one area on upper right side that has been flattened. Scabbard has some repairs and replaced leather, tip is absent. A very nice American sword by a rare maker. DMG 3,000 - 5,000 1149 - LOT OF 4: 1860 STAFF, 1872 SPRINGFIELD, ARTILLERY, CONTEMPORARY USAF SWORDS Blade Length: (A) 31” (B) 30” (C) 29 - 3/4” (D) 29 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 37 - 1/2” (B) 35” (C) 35 - 1/2” (D) 35” Lot consists of: One 1872 staff, one 1872 US light artillery, one 1860 Staff, and one modern USAF Academy Cadet sword. (A) Springfield Armory made and etched blade with inspector initials. Standard configuration. Diamond shaped blade. CONDITION: Excellent. Nice grip wrap and wire showing good gilt on hilt, some rubbing to toned brass. Vivid blade etching with Springfield etching and stamped LOT - 1149 inspector initials on obverse. Bright metal, good edge an point. Bright scabbard very good, with toned middle mounts, a couple of dark age spots, one small ding obverse 8” below lower mount. (B) 1872 Light Artillery Officer Saber. Standard configuration. CONDITION: Good. Toned brass hilt with a few traces of gilt. Light wear to sharkskin grip. Wire in place. Blade gray with darker grey spots. Etching visible but on grey background. Hirsch & Co. New London Conn. retailer etching on reverse ricasso. Bright scabbard with brown staining overall. (C) Weyersberg marked 1860 staff officer sword with oval blade and horn grip. Brown scabbard. CONDITION: Very good. Grip and wire excellent. Toned brass hilt with gilt in recesses. Folding counterguard rubbed to toned brass. Etching very visible on somewhat greyed frosting. Rest of blade muted silver mixed with grey spots. Very tip of blade rounded with slight wave. Browned scabbard very good with gilt in recesses of brass mounts.(D) USAF Academy sword. Wolf-Brown Germany maker. CONDITION: Good. Bright blade. Hilt toned with some traces of bright in recessed areas. Scabbard body bright with a few grey spots. Mounts toned with some scattered bright sections, around throat hook, etc. The Springfield Armory sword is very nice and the 1860 staff is scarce with early blade shape. (SR). PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 800 - 1,200

LOT - 1150 1150 - EARLY AND FINE SILVER-HILTED SMALL SWORD. Blade Length: 32 - 1/4” Overall Length: 38 - 3/4”

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Circa 1730-1750, the sword has a colichemarde blade. The hilt is solid silver and is marked on the front of the clam shell guard, near the blade with a “T” in a cartouche with serrated edges. The guard has pear-shaped piercing in the center on the top and bottom. The pommel has moldings on the top and bottom and there is a turned ferrule at the top and bottom of the braided silver wire wrapped grip. The quillon turns towards the right. CONDITION: Blade has been cleaned and retains a grey patina with scattered dark spotting. Hilt polished with traces of dark patina and original gilt finish. Some wear to pommel turnings and capstan shows traces of being disturbed at some time. A very early and desirable example. DMG 1,500 - 3,000

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1151 - LOT OF TWO: C. HAMMOND 1840 CAVALRY SABER TOGETHER WITH A BOKER 1860 CAVALRY SABER. Blade Length: (A) 31 - 1/4” (B) 34” Overall Length: (A) 31 - 3/4” (B) 40 - 1/2” Lot consists of: (A) C. Hammond 1840 cavalry saber with a 31 3/4” gently curving blade with partial double fullers running LOT - 1151 approximately 3/4 of the length. Tip has been rounded. Left side of ricasso stamped “C. Hammond”. Grip has been rewrapped and sword shows evidence of that disassembly. Interestingly, the blade on this saber with rounded tip and an exceptionally heavy blade. Scabbard with two hanger rings and no throat. One ring exceptionally high on the body of the scabbard. CONDITION: Good. Blade with scattered areas of darkness, dings, and was cleaned at one point in its life. Brass is now a dark patina. Rewrapped grip with split on left side and areas underneath where previous grip can be seen. Scabbard has been refinished with extensive pitting underneath the finish. (B) Henry Boker made 1860 cavalry saber with gently curving 34” blade with partial double fullers running approximately 3/4 of the length of the blade. Right side of ricasso marked “Henry Boker / Solingen”. Three branch guard, leather wrapped wood grip with single strand of braided brass wire. CONDITION: Cleaned blade with scattered areas of darkness. Grip has lost approximately 60% of its leather, leaving wood visible. Brass is a pleasing dark patina. Scabbard refinished with a few door pinches at drag. EW 700 - 1,000 1152 - ENGLISH SILVER-HILTED SMALL SWORD. Blade Length: 29 - 3/4 Overall Length: 36”

LOT - 1152

Straight colichemarde blade. Solid silver hilt with relief diamond and triangle accents. The front of the clam shell guard shows three crisp English hallmarks, edges are scalloped. The grip is wrapped with fine braided strands of silver wire. CONDITION: Blade has been polished bright. Hilt has a yellow hue and has been lacquered. Grip is slightly off center and guard bent slightly. An attractive and well-marked example. DMG 700 - 1,000 1153 - AMES FOOT ARTILLERY SWORD MODEL 1832, HUSE HILT, DINGEE MARKED BELT Blade Length: 19” Overall Length: 25 - 1/4” Very good condition Ames 1832 artillery short sword. Used by foot artiilerymen and also for a time by infantry NCOs. Brass hilt Roman style short sword with heavy double edged blade. Blade is marked United States 1833 and with an eagle over NP Ames / Springfield on LOT - 1153 either ricasso. Hilt is correctly marked by S. Huse / Newburyport on the underside of the crossguard along with an inspector’s stamp in oval cartouche. Belt is regulation white buff with two-piece US/cannon and eagle sections with S-link. CONDITION: hilt has medium patina with good detail to the cast eagle in the pommel. Blade and hilt stamps are sharp. Blade is bright with some scattered grey and half a dozen shallow edge nicks. Scabbard is solid. Some unevenness to the finish. Mounts in place. Minor age spotting. dent to drag. Drag a bit loose and rubbing finish along top edge. Belt is minty and shows very clear R. Dingee maker’s mark. A nice early dated example of this regulation sword, showing the Huse made hilt used by Ames in early production. (SR). PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 600 - 900

LOT - 1154 1154 - AMERICAN SILVER-HILTED SMALL SWORD WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 29” Overall Length: 36”

For a similar example, see Figure 71 on page 39 of “American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords” by Daniel D. Hartzler. This mid-18th century diminutive sword has a tapered triangular section blade with a deep fuller in the center, on the back. The classic solid silver hilt has engraved initials “A * S” on the front of the clam shell guard on the left side. The pommel is ovoid with a round capstan on top. Grip is wrapped with twisted silver wire. Complete with its original black leather scabbard decorated with crosshatched designs. There is a thin silver throat mount and a silver drag. CONDITION: Very good, overall. Blade retains a polished surface with some minor freckling. Hilt retains a mellowing grey patina and grip is excellent. Scabbard very good with some flaking and crazing to surface. A very nice and early American small sword. DMG 2,000 - 3,000

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1155 - LOT OF 2: SWORDS 1860 AMES CAVALRY SABER AND HORSTMANN P-75. Blade Length: (A) 34 - 3/4” (B) 32 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 41” (B) 38” Lot consists of: a regulation 1860 light cavalry saber and a non-regulation “Peterson 75” sword by Clauberg and LOT - 1155 retail marked by Horstmann. (A) Standard US cavalry 1860 pattern saber. “Ames Mfg Co. Chicopee Mass.” in three lines reverse ricasso. Obverse “U.S. ADK” and date with partial last digit but seems to be 1862. Brass hilt with untouched mellow patina. Leather and wire in place. Blade pad in place. Scabbard brown, with rings, throat and drag in place. CONDITION: Brown staining to brass hilt. Wear to leather grip. Wire in place and tight. Blade is steel grey mixed with darker grey areas. Scattered small edge nicks. Some crusty brown above ricasso. Scabbard with raised brown freckling coming up overall, but mostly on the lower half. (B) Peterson-75 non-regulation sword with British style steel hilt, backstrap with ears, sharkskin grip with wire. Cut out eagle with “US” underneath and motto ribbon overhead in counterguard. Clauberg trademark reverse ricasso; Horstmann address obverse around inset brass “proved” disk. Blade etched with central American eagle and motto ribbon on obverse, “US” on reverse, both bordered by foliate scrolls, on lightly frosted panels with Arabesque terminals. CONDITION: Hilt is good, steel grey with brown mixing in on pommel, backstrap and bottom of knuckleguard. Blade muted silver with a few dark grey spots a few of which appear at the very end of frosted panel on reverse. Scabbard polished to steel grey with some brown and dark grey spotting on lower half. Otherwise very good. A nice representative pair of regulation and non-regulation US swords. The Peterson-75 was valued by officers of all ranks for its robust steel scabbard. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 400 - 600 1156 - LOT OF 2: NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORDS C. 1840-1860. Blade Length: (A) 32” (B) 29 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 37 - 3/4” (B) 35 - 1/4” Lot consists of: One contemporary USN officer’s sword and one pre-Civil War militia officer’s LOT - 1156 sword. (A) Contemporary US Navy officer’s sword, in form like the M1852, but with narrower blade. CONDITION: Excellent, but with some toning to copper of the brass scabbard mounts. (B) 1840-1860 brass hilt, helmet pommel sword with oval, reeded bone grip, chain guard, S-curved guard with languette and cast floral motifs and oval panel engraved “94.” CONDITION: Good. Blade is etched but shows grey with dark grey spotting. Etching legible, “W. H. Horstmann & Sons / Philadelphia” in scroll panel reverse. Motifs include anchor and crossed arrows tied with knot. Brass scabbard floral engraved obverse at drag and rings. Rings and throat stud in place. Ming dings and brown stains. Throat shows some denting at lip. Helmet pommel loose. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 300 - 500

1157 - AMES PRODUCED 1860 CAVALRY SABER DATED 1864. Blade Length: 34 - 1/2” Overall Length: 40 - 1/2” 34 - 1/2” gently curving blade LOT - 1157 with partial double fuller running for approximately 3/4 of the length of the blade. Right side of ricasso with “US / G.W.C / 1864”, left side with “Made by Ames Mfg Co” in a scroll; lower half of legend no longer visible. Three branch guard, single strand of braided brass wire. “G.W.C.” inspection at pommel. Plain scabbard with two hanger rings, A.D.K. inspection on drag, and a nicely visible solder line. CONDITION: Blade is very good, bright, with some oil staining and a few minor areas of scattered darkness and dings along the blade. Guard exhibits signs of use. Grip is very good, complete, with some chipping and craquelure to leather. Scabbard is very good with one very minor ding to left side and an attractive even patina. EW 300 - 500

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LOT - 1158

LOT - 1159

1158 - ATTRACTIVE AMERICAN FEDERAL PERIOD CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 35” Overall Length: 40 - 1/2” Slightly curved English blade with wide shallow fuller and 8-1/2” false edge. Brass stirrup hilt with forward curved quillon and a circular piercing on front of guard. Brass pommel with integral backstrap gadrooned en suite with cherry grip. Complete with its original leather scabbard with brass throat mount. Leather decorated with cross-hatched designs. CONDITION: Blade has been cleaned and shows some pitting overall, heavier in some areas. Blade slightly bent to left. There are scattered nicks to the edge. Hilt is polished and retains a mellowing patina. Grip shows some minor chipping and age cracks. Scabbard is missing its drag and a portion of the leather at the tip. Brass mount shows some bending, stud is absent. A very nice cavalry saber dating to right after the Revolutionary War. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 2,000 - 4,000 1159 - LOT OF TWO: SCHUYLER, HARTLEY & GRAHAM AND A US STAFF OFFICER’S SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 33” (B) 32” Overall Length: (A) 39” (B) 37” Lot consists of: (A) Schuyler, Hartley and Graham Staff officer’s sword with imported Solingen straight spear point blade decorated with florals and patriotic motifs. Left side of ricasso marked with “W / CLAUBERG / (Logo) / SOLINGEN”. Spine of blade marked “IRON PROOF”. Right side ricasso marked “Schuyler Hartley / & Graham / New York”. Guard is pierced with florals, eagle with a ribbon reading “E Pluribus Unum”, and “US”. Fish skin grip with single strand of braided copper wire. Nickel plated scabbard with two hanger rings. CONDITION: Good. Blade with crisp decoration and some extremely minor oxidation towards tip. Grip is loose. Brass with a pleasing dark patina. Fishskin grip with one tear on right side. Scabbard has numerous dents that do not interfere with blade and areas of light oxidation. Drag heavily corroded. There is one crack in the pierced decoration next to the eagle’s beak that goes all the way through. (B) Mintzer 1850 Foot Officer’s sword with 32” slightly curved blade with partial double fuller and decorated with patriotic motifs and florals. Cast and chased guard pierced and decorated with florals. Fish skin grip with single strand of braided brass wire. Leather scabbard with brass throat, locket, and drag. CONDITION: Good. Blade has been cleaned over light pitting but decoration still clear. Fish skin grip complete with split down front but only two turnings of wire remain. Leather scabbard is split just above the drag. Leather otherwise with crazing. Brass of guard and on scabbard now a pleasing dark patina with some age stains. Drag with some door pinches. EW 1,000 - 1,500

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1160 - LOT OF 3: GERMAN WORLD WAR II SWORDS - HEER DOVE HEAD, HEER LION HEAD, AND LUFTWAFFE. Blade Length: (A) 30” (B) 33 3/8” (C) 24 -1/2” Overall Length: (A) 35” (B) 38 1/2” (C) 33 - 1/2” Lot consists of: (A) Heer Dove Head sword, (B) Heer Lion Head sword, and (C) Luftwaffe officer sword. (A) Third Reich Dove Head sword with a 30” blade marked “Eickhorn, Solingen”. Blade is near LOT - 1160 mint, has very light runner and scattered marks with several areas of very light freckling near the cross guard. Wire wrapped black trylon grip is undamaged, and the gilt fittings retain 85-90% of their finish. Cross guard has a three inch eagle and swastika, and the top of the dove head has the Heer style eagle with folded wings and a swastika. Black painted steel scabbard retains approximately 90% of its original finish, with light freckling and scattered marks throughout. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. (B) Third Reich Lion Head artillery sword with a 33-3/8” blade marked “Eickhorn, Solingen”. Nickel plated blade is near mint, with very light runner and scattered marks, and a couple of tiny dings on the blade edge. Wire wrapped black trylon grip has one loose piece of wire with no other visible damage. Red ruby eyes gilt brass fittings retain 60-70% of their finish. Black painted steel scabbard retains approximately 85% of its original finish, with freckling and scattered marks throughout. Sword and scabbard will clean up. CONDITION:Overall excellent condition. (C) Luftwaffe sword with a “W.K.C. Waffenfabrik, Solingen” marked 24-1/2” nickel plated blade in near mint condition, with very light scattered marks. Blue leather grip retains more than 90% of its finish, and the wire wrap is loose in several areas, with heavy patina. Aluminum fittings are excellent and retain approximately 95%+ of the gilt finish on the emblems. There are three dings on the top and sides of the pommel. Blue leather scabbard is near mint with more than 90% of its blue finish with several scuff marks. Aluminum fittings are excellent, and the correct hangar is present in 90% condition. CONDITION: Overall excellent plus. WZ 1,100 - 1,600 1161 - LOT OF 4: SWORDS - GERMAN WORLD WAR II HEER, THIRD REICH POLICE, WORLD WAR II JAPANESE, AND CONTEMPORARY US NAVAL OFFICER. Blade Length: (A) 30 - 1/4” (B) 31 - 1/2” (C) 27 - 1/2” (D) 30” Overall Length: (A) 35 - 1/4” (B) 36 - 1/2” (C) 36 - 1/4” (D) 36” Lot contains: (A) Heer Lion Head sword, (B) Polizei Degen, (C) World War II Japanese NCO Katana, and (D) Contemporary US Navy officer sword. (A) Heer Officer deluxe Lion Head sword with “Eickhorn, Solingen” marked 30” near mint nickel plated blade, with very light runner and scattered marks. Lion head has red ruby eyes, and brass fittings have 70-80% of their gilt finish remaining. Wire-wrapped black trylon grip is near mint. A near mint portepee is attached. Black painted steel scabbard retains approximately 85-90% of its original black painted finish, with scattered marks and freckling throughout. CONDITION: Overall LOT - 1161 excellent to near mint. (B) Polizei Degen with a “Krebs, Solingen” 31-1/2” marked blade with light runner scattered marks. Approximately 10% had freckling which appears to have been polished. Steel fittings are nickel plated with patina and freckling, and retain 75-80% of their finish, and the black finish on the grip is worn off on the raised ribs. Lower grip fitting retains 60-65% of its finish, with an aluminum police eagle. A portepee in very good condition is attached. Steel scabbard retains approximately 35% of its original black painted finish with freckling and scattered marks. Nickel plated throat fitting retains 80-85% of its finish. Scabbard has a noticeable dent 4” from its tip. CONDITION: Overall very good. WZ 1,000 - 1,500

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LOT - 1162 1162 - EXPERIMENTAL CAVALRY SABER 1905-1906. Blade Length: 29 - 1/2” Overall Length: 36 - 1/4” Scarce experimental US 1905/1906 cavalry saber with scabbard. Regulation configuration with long sharkskin grip and steel hilt. Leather covered steel scabbard. Stamped US at reverse ricasso. “AS & Co. / Ordnance bomb / 1906” at obverse. CONDITION: Excellent. Grip wrap is very good with just scattered wear spots. Triple grip wire in place. Darkened guard and hilt with no dents. Clear blade stamps. Smooth blade, one very tiny edge nick, muted silver in color with some scattered grey areas and a few tiny brown spots. Dark brown leather scabbard cover is very good with just small spots of finish loss between and just below the rings, otherwise good surface. Number “48” stamped in leather near throat. Seam is tight. Mounted with carrying rings on the bottom of the scabbard. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 800 - 1,200

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1163 - PRESENTATION 1870 US REVENUE MARINE SWORD. Blade Length: 28” Overall Length: 35” Regulation sword for officers of the US Revenue Marine, the precursor to the US Coast Guard. In use circa 1870 to circa 1890. Before and after that officers carried regulation USN swords. Cruciform hilt with wire bound sharkskin grip, USRM on quillon block, folding guard. Blade is double edged, oval in cross section, etched with floral motifs, anchor and American eagle on obverse, floral motifs US eagle and sailor smoking a pipe next to netting on deck with Shannon, Miller and Crane, New York dealer address at ricasso. Inscription on reverse folding guard: “Captain Alfred B. Davis / USRM / with kind regards / O.D. Conger / Aug. 9th 1883.” Davis was from Wisconsin and had Civil War service, being promoted Captain July 11, 1864. CONDITION: Frosting and etching are good. Some greying overall. A few brown spots above the frosting to the tip. Brass has traces of gilt in recesses but shows mostly subdued with some dark areas and rubbing of gilt to show dark brass. Would likely clean well. Scabbard shows some roughness to black finish and rubbing to mounts, but engraved motifs of fouled anchor and USRM crest are very visible. rings and shell cast frog stud are in place. Like the sword, it would respond to cleaning. Presentations on these swords are scarce. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 2,000 - 4,000

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1164 - LOT OF 2: 1872 LIGHT ARTILLERY AND 1902 SPRINGFIELD OFFICER SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 31 - 1/2” (B) 32” Overall Length: (A) 36 - 1/4” (B) 37 - 1/4” Lot consists of: an 1872 pattern light artillery officer’s saber and a 1902 Pattern officer’s sword. (A) Sword for mounted artillery

LOT - 1164

officers adopted in 1872. Standard configuration with plain blade, brass mounted steel scabbard. CONDITION: Excellent. Mellow brass tone with traces of gilt on reverse ‘P’ guard. Excellent wrap and wire. Blade pad in place. Plain blade, unmarked, with good edge and point, smooth metal, muted silver in color. Scabbard smooth metal in the bright with plain bright brass mounts showing some gilt. (B) 1902 pattern officer’s sword. Regulation pattern with steel hilt, contoured dark wood grip, branched guard and etched blade. CONDITION: Excellent. Steel hilt is muted silver in color. Blade pad in place. Blade is bright. Etching is vivid. Floral scrolls on both sides. Reverse with “Springfield Armory Springfield Mass. U.S.A.” panoply of arms and “U.S.” Obverse with two panoplies of arms, one with US shield in upper position, middle panel with American eagle over motto ribbon. Scabbard very good, but with a few grey spots near the upper mounts and light freckling to the plating overall. A nice pair of regulation US army swords. (SR). PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 500 - 800

1165 - U.S. MODEL 1872 CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER. Blade Length: 33 - 5/8” Overall Length: 39 - 1/4”

LOT - 1165

33-5/8” curved blade with partial double fullers running approximately 3/4 of the length of the blade. Blade is elaborately decorated with patriotic motifs including an eagle with an “E Pluribus Unum” banner, stands of arms, and a stylized “U.S” all interwoven with florals. Cast and chased guard with slashes and florals, interior with an eagle over 13 stars. Fishskin grip with single strand of braided brass wire. Pommel with an American shield over crossed sabers. Plain steel scabbard with brass throat, two hangers, and drag. Hanger decorated with more florals while drag has more slashes. CONDITION: Good. Blade has been cleaned but decoration is still readily visible. Guard has some marks from handling and use but complete. Wrap is good with some rubbing and one crack running along the spine. Scabbard is good and appears to have been cleaned as well, with some scattered marks and areas of pitting, but fits the sword well. EW. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 400 - 600

1166 - LOT OF 4: NAVAL CUTLASSES. Blade Length: (A) 27 - 1/2” (B) 26” (C) 24” (D) 24” Overall Length: (A) 32 - 1/4” (B) 31 - 3/4” (C) 29 - 7/8” (D) 29 3/4” Lot consists of: four naval cutlasses, one reproduction and three original. (A) Reproduction Baltimore style naval cutlass. A 1980’s copy of a scarce War of 1812 era US cutlass. Useful as a place holder in a collection until a real one comes along. (B) 1860 pattern US Navy cutlass. Now known to have been ordered and first produced in 1861. This has an Ames scroll address on reverse ricasso and 1861 date, making it first year of production. Rack number “30” engraved at upper edge outer cupguard. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Untouched age tone to brass hilt. Leather appears original with just minor chipping at pommel and guard. Wire may have been LOT - 1166 replaced, since most were stripped, but is accurate. Blade pad is replaced. Blade is smooth metal, bright mixed with grey. A couple of pencil points of light pitting at blade edge and three or four shallow nicks more evident to the touch than the eye. (C) Dutch Klewang with blued blade and openwork guard, black painted wood grip with copper rivets. Some of these made their way into some US hands and were used as machetes in the Pacific Theater. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Slight split to wood at pommel. Slight thinning of blue toward tip. (D) Regulation US Navy 1917 pattern cutlass. Deep U.S.N. stamp obverse ricasso. Deep blue blade and solid cup hilt. Black painted wood grip with cross hatching. CONDITION: Very good. Wear to paint on grip, but wood is excellent. A few light edge nicks near the tip. Some light scattered very small brown spots on upper portion of blade both sides, mostly lower edge last 4” of edge and clip point, but all blend in with the blue pretty well. (SR) 500 - 800

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1167 - LOT OF 2: INSCRIBED 1796 STYLE SABER AND SAUERBIER 1840 CAVALRY OFFICER Blade Length: (A) 35” (B) 31 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 41 - 1/2” (B) 39 - 1/4” Lot consists of: US two sabers, one with scabbard, one with partial scabbard. (A) 1840 style cavalry officer’s saber. No markings, but likely Sauerbier LOT - 1167 of New Jersey with downturned pommel and unstopped fuller. 1850 style brass mounted iron scabbard. CONDITION: Sword is good. Hilt has a few traces of gilt in recesses. Leather wrap and wire are in place. Leather pad below guard replaced. Blade with good edge and point. Grey mixed with dark grey. Etching not visible. Scabbard is broken at bottom. Throat and upper mounts with rings present. Drag is gone. Finish is crusty brown. Mounts show good detail. (B) Bone grip, reverse ‘P’ hilt saber, circa 1795-1815. Inscribed on the upper mount “Lt. Lyman.” Grooved, bird’s head pommel. Single edge blade widens slightly toward tip. Gilt brass mounted black leather scabbard. CONDITION: Hilt preserves traces of gilt, perhaps ten percent. Hilt has slight wobble. Tang slight roughness. May have been repeened to tighten. Chipping to bone grip just under the pommel at top and either side. Wire in place. Blade was blued for about 12”. Blue shows dark. Two drypoint etched floral sections on each side. Obverse with panoply of arms between, featuring Greco-Roman helmet and shield with face. Reverse with dragoon flying toward the sun. Traces of gold wash on geometric panels under langets and first floral panel on reverse. The dragon motif on the second sword opens up the possibility of its being intended for British market, but the motifs may be generic. No maker or dealer name is visible. Scabbard is very good. Top mount slides a bit and has rubbed the finish. Crackling, crazing and finish loss overall, but good color and solid. Rubbing to gilt on brass mounts. SR 500 - 800

1168 - LOT OF 12: US INDIAN WARS AND SPAN AM BAYONETS. Blade Length: Avg: 15” Overall Length: Longest: 21” Lot consists of: ten US Trapdoor Springfield bayonets, two have original frogs, two are reproductions. Scabbards are Indian Wars period. (B) Reproduction M1873 Springfield trowel bayonet and scabbard. (C) 1898 dated Krag-Jorgensen bayonet nickeled for parade use in original scabbard. VERY GOOD. 600 - 800

LOT - 1168 1169 - LOT OF 5: 2 HOSPITAL CORPS KNIVES AND 3 SPRINGFIELD TROWEL KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 11 - 3/4” (B&C) 8 - 3/8” (D) 8” (E) 11 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 16 - 5/8” (B&C) 13 - 3/8” (D) 12 - 3/4” (E) 16” Lot consists of: (A) M1862 Collins Hospital Corps knife and scabbard. Blade is grey overall with two small nicks to cutting edge. Scabbard is original and shows some leather flaking near the tip, and retains brass tip. Post-Civil War Collins maker mark on blade. (B) M1904 Hospital Corps knife and scabbard. Blade shows very crisp acid etched “HOSPITAL CORPS U.S. ARMY” panel. Handle is tight and intact. (C) Three Springfield trowel knives, each with scabbard variation. CONDITION: All items are in very good condition. 500 - 1,000 LOT - 1169

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1170 - LOT OF 7: 5 KRAG BAYONETS AND 2 MODEL 1904 HOSPITAL CORPS SCABBARDS. Blade Length: (A) 15 - 3/4” (B) 11 - 1/2” (C) 11 - 3/4” (D) 11 3/4” (E) 11 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 20 - 3/8” (B) 16” (C) 16 - 1/2” (D) 16 - 1/2” (E) 16 - 1/2” Lot consists of: (A) 1900 dated Krag bayonet in M1912 picket pin sheath. (B) Two M1904 Hospital Corps knife scabbards. Scabbards are stamped to reverse: ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL. (C) 1903 Springfield bayonet with parkerized blade for WW2 use, dated 1913. All leather scabbard with early style belt clip. (D) 1897 dated Krag bayonet and scabbard. (E) Rusty Krag bayonet in M1912 picket pin sheath. No date visible. (F) 1895 dated Krag bayonet in M1912 picket pin scabbard. CONDITION: Very good overall. BM 300 - 600 1171 - LOT OF 8: BRITISH AND ITALIAN BAYONETS. Lot consists of: (A) Five P1907 Enfield rifle bayonets dated 1917 and 1918 with original scabbards. (B) World War II Italian Carcano paratrooper folding bayonet with original metal scabbard. BM VERY GOOD. 600 - 800

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1172 - LOT OF 3: EAGLE POMMEL SWORDS AND A STARR SWORD - ALL WITH SCABBARDS. Blade Length: (A) 27 - 3/4” (B) 35 - 1/2” (C) 32” Overall Length: (A) 33 - 1/4” (B) 38 - 1/2” (C) 38” Lot consists of: (A) Early eagle pommel sword with slightly curved single edged and single fuller blade, engraved with patriotic motifs. Brass five ball guard and knucklebow. Reeded bone grip. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with brass mounts. CONDITION: Blade LOT - 1172 retains a spotted grey patina with generous traces of blued and gilded finishes, some nicks to edge and polishing marks. Hilt retains a dark mustard patina. Grip very good. Scabbard very good, mounts with dark patina. Surface crazed with some scuffs. (B) Unusual ‘D’ guard eagle pommel sword with scabbard. Slightly curved blade with large blued panels on both sides with etched panels and gilt washed decorations, including a patriotic shield and arms. Brass ‘D’ guard hilt with a campus leaf quillon and a diamond shaped knucklebow decorated with chased foliate designs. Eagle head pommel with reeded bone grip. CONDITION: Blade retains 85-90% of its original polished, blued, and gilt washed finishes, with some minor thinning from scabbard and some dark spots. Hilt retains a mustard patina with some darker patinas in protected areas. Grip retains a honey patina with some minor hairline age cracks. Original leather scabbard is very good with some minor creases and crazes to surface. Mount retain a dark unpolished patina. (C) Starr Model 1818 cavalry saber. Standard configuration. Reverse ‘P’ hilt with birds head pommel. Complete with its original iron scabbard. CONDITION: Blade retains a spotted grey patina, markings are excellent. Hilt and scabbard retain much of original black finish, with some dark brown patina. Grip shows some losses to leather and scabbard shows some denting. DMG 800 - 1,200 80

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1173 - LOT OF 3: EAGLE POMMEL SABERS. Blade Length: (A) 32” (B) 28” (C) 28” Overall Length: (A) 38 - 1/4” (B) 33 - 1/2” (C) 33 - 1/2”

LOT - 1173

Lot consists of: three American eagle brass hilt eagle pommel sabers without scabbards, dating about 1810-1820. (A) Wide floral decorated knuckleguard with langets. Smooth grip may be ivory. Blue and gilt blade. Horseman length. CONDITION: Good. Pommel and grip tight. Grip good. Traces of silver wash to brass hilts. Gilt inlay remains in drypoint etched panel on each side showing liberty, US Shield, American eagle. Intermediate panels were probably bright etched for a tricolor blade, but blade has darkened. Smooth metal with some freckling, minor edge nicks. (B) Hilt tight, oval reeded bone grip, recurved guard. some bright metal to guard. Pommel more toned. CONDITION: Good. Hilt tight with good grips. Blade is smooth metal, traces of gilt in drypoint etching, but motifs are light and blade is grey with dark gray spots. (C) Oval reeded bone grips. Toned brass pommel and guard. Blade with smooth metal, good edge and point, grey in color, etched motifs faint. (SR) 500 - 800

LOT - 1174 1174 - LOT OF 4: THIRD REICH SWORD AND JAPANESE SWORDS AND DAGGER. Blade Length: 27 - 1/2” Overall Length: 37” Lot consists of: (A) Heer deluxe Dove Head sword, (B) Japanese Katana, (C) Japanese sword, and (D) Japanese dagger. (A) Early dove head sword with a 33-1/2” blade marked “Siegfried, Ernst Pack & Sohne, Waffenfabrik” with light runner and scattered marks, and a couple of tiny spots of freckling on the edge. Solid brass fittings are nicely engraved with a nice patina. Bronze wire wrapped black trylon grip is excellent, and the blade is slightly loose in its fittings. A portepee is attached. Scabbard retains 90-05% of its original black painted finish with some scratches and freckling near the throat. CONDITION: Excellent plus. (B) Japanese Katana with a 27-1/2” blade with light runner and scattered marks, with a couple of minor nicks 5” from its tip. Cloth wrapped grip has light damage with a couple of threads being loose. Steel scabbard retains approximately 95% of what appears to be repainted, and there are several 1/2” dents 7” from the tip. CONDITION: Very good. (C) Japanese officer sword with a 29” “Hamon” temper with light runner and scattered marks, and freckling near the grip fittings. Brass fittings have a heavy patina and wire wrapped grip are excellent. Nickel plated steel scabbard retains 85-90% of its finish, with light freckling and dullness throughout. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. (D) Japanese Tanto dagger with a 11” blade with light runner and scattered marks, and is likely from the Gunto period. Entire grip is undamaged. Wood scabbard is heavily lacquered and is near mint. Comes in a rayon sleeve in a wooden box. CONDITION: Near mint. WZ 1,000 - 1,500

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1175 - LOT OF 4 COMPLETE SWORDS, 3 SWORD BLADES, 10 M48A1 ROUNDS, AND JAPANESE TYPE 92 SIGHT. Blade Length: 32” Overall Length: 39” Lot consists of: (A) Fraternal sword made by the The Henderson-Ames Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Straight spear point blade decorated with florals, knights, and mythical creatures. Group logo on left side of blade but obscured by corrosion. Cast crossguard decorated with bust of a knight in armor. Wood grip. Pommel decorated with a knight’s head in helmet with gargoyle atop. CONDITION: Fair. Blade heavily oxidized, making discerning some of the decoration difficult. Brass is a deep brass color. Wood with LOT - 1175 evidence of use. Some traces of what appear to be old gilding on blade. (B) Jas. H. Wilson Military academy sword in standard configuration with added decoration of floral on punch dot field on throat and drag. CONDITION: Good. Blade is shiny with crisp decoration and scattered oxidation. Brass now a deep yellow. Scabbard with scattered oxidation. (C) Imperial German saber with decorated blade with “In Treue Fest” and a reaching woman. German nickel silver guard pierced with a stylized lion and Bakelite grip. Old sword knot still attached. Accompanied by a steel scabbard with single hanger. CONDITION: Good. Blade is good, decoration is crisp. Hilt is good with evidence of use and good traces of gilt in the line decoration. Sword knot has unravelled at end. Bakelite grip has significant loss at front and running from ferrule to approximately the mid section of grip. Scabbard is good with chipping to finish, a few dents, and some cracquelure to finish. (D) Standard configuration German World War II Army saber by F.W. Holler. CONDITION: Good, blade is bright. Brass has acquired a pleasing mustard patina. Grip has cracked where D guard meets pommel that runs to first turning of wire. (E) Three blades retailed by Horstmann and imported from Solingen. Blades are variously decorated with patriotic motifs. One blade is relatively plain and naval in decoration, one gilded with a Damascus blade with Eagle and E Pluribus Unum banner and large U.S., one curved blade with stands of arms and Eagle with E Pluribus Unum ribbon and large U.S. CONDITION: Good. Blades have scattered oxidation, curved blade with somewhat more oxidation than others. (F) Complete box of M48A1 spotter tracer ammo. CONDITION: Good. Box with some roughness to sharp edges. Ammo with some minor losses to paint but still live. (G) Japanese Type 92 telescopic sight. Marked “32622 / 4x10 / (Nikko Logo) / No 3638 / JES (Kanji)”. CONDITION: Good. Some scattered chipping to finish and evidence of use but complete. Optics are cloudy. EW 800 - 1,200

1176 - LOT OF 2: THIRD REICH POLICE SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 27 - 5/8” (B) 28 Overall Length: (A) 35” (B) 34 5/8” Lot consists of: (A) “Ernst Pack” Polizei Degen, and (B) “Eickhorn” Polizei Degen. (A) “Ernst Pack & Sohne, Solingen” marked 35” LOT - 1176 blade with runner and scattered marks. Freckling to approximately 5% of the blade, mainly near the cross guard. Steel fittings are nickel plated with patina with 35-40% of their nickel finish with heavy freckling and patina. Wire-wrapped grip is lightly damaged. Lower grip fitting and police eagle retain less than 20% of their finish. Steel scabbard retains approximately 75% of its original black painted finish, with freckling and scattered marks. Nickel plated steel fittings have a nice patina with approximately 50% of their original finish present. CONDITION: Overall good to very good. (B) “Original Eickhorn, Solingen” 34-5/8” marked blade with light runner scattered marks. Blade has several noticeable nicks to its edge. Steel fittings are nickel plated with patina and freckling, and retain 60-65% of their finish, and the finish on the grip is worn off on the raised ribs. Lower grip fitting retains 60-65% of its finish, with an aluminum police eagle. Steel scabbard retains approximately 75% of its original black painted finish with freckling and scattered marks. Nickel-plated throat fitting retains 70-80% of its finish. Scabbard has a noticeable dent four inches from its tip. CONDITION: Overall very good. WZ 600 - 900

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1177 - LOT OF THREE: THIRD REICH AND IMPERIAL SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 32” (B) 33 1/2” (C) 32 - 3/8” Overall Length: (A) 37” (B) 38 1/4” (C) 37” Lot consists of: (A) German World War II Heer Lion Head sword, (B) Imperial German Dove Head sword, and (C) German World War II Heer Dove Head sword. (A) Heer Officer deluxe Lion Head sword with “PUMA” and “No5” marked 32” blade, LOT - 1177 with light runner and scattered marks. Nickel plated blade has several tiny spots of freckling, but overall is near mint. Red ruby eyed lion aluminum fittings retain approximately 90% of their bright gilt finish. Wire-wrapped black trylon grip has two strands of wire broken and several others are loose. Black painted steel scabbard retains approximately 80% of its original black painted finish, with dullness, scattered marks, and freckling throughout. CONDITION: Overall excellent. (B) Imperial German dove head sword with a 33 - 1/2” blade marked “Eickhorn, Solingen”. Nickel plated blade is near mint, has very light runner and scattered marks. 1/2” of the tip is bent off center approximately seven degrees. Wire wrapped trylon grip is undamaged with patina to the wire, and the solid brass fittings have moderate patina and freckling. Black painted steel scabbard retains approximately 90% of its original finish, with light freckling and scattered marks throughout. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. (C) Heer deluxe dove head sword with a 32” blade marked “F. Horster”. Nickel plated blade is near mint, with very light runner, light scattered marks, and some dried oil near the cross guard. Wire wrapped trylon grip is undamaged with heavy patina to the wire, and the brass fittings also have patina. The fittings are engraved with oak leaves throughout, and there is a Heer eagle with swastika nicely engraved on the cross guard panel. Black painted steel scabbard retains approximately 85% of its original finish, with freckling and scattered marks throughout. CONDITION: Blade is near mint, fittings are very good, and scabbard is excellent. Overall excellent condition. WZ 700 - 1,000 1178 - LOT OF 3: DRESS BAYONET AND HEER ARMY DAGGERS. Lot consists of: (A) K98 Dress bayonet, (B) Heer officer “F.W. Holler” marked dagger, and (C) Heer officer “WKC” marked dagger. (A) Dress bayonet with a “CURNA” marked nickel plated unsharpened with light runner marks. Nickel plated steel fittings with very light scattered marks, and the red felt in the bayonet groove. Undamaged black grips, with a scabbard which retains 95+% of its black painted finish. Black leather dress frog is attached. CONDITION: Near mint overall. (B) Heer dagger with a “F.W. Holler “ marked blade with moderate runner and scattered marks, light freckling and staining to approximately 35% of the blade. Blade has several tiny dings on its edges. Blade is also marked with the distributor “MILITARWARENHAUS, DURBECK, WIEN XI”. Nickel plated fittings retain approximately 95% of their original finish with patina, and the trylon grip is intact. The pommel is very loose and can not be tightened. The correct portepee is attached with fraying. Scabbard retains 85-90% of its original finish with scattered areas of staining. CONDITION: Excellent overall. (C) Heer dagger with a “WKC Solingen” LOT - 1178 marked blade with cross graining, light runner and scattered marks. Nickel plated fittings retain approximately 85% of their original finish with staining and patina, and the trylon grip is intact. Scabbard retains 70-75% of its original finish with scattered areas of freckling. CONDITION: Overall very good to excellent. WZ 600 - 900 1179 - THIRD REICH POSTAL PROTECTION LEADER DAGGER. Blade Length: 9 - 5/8” Overall Length: 14 - 3/4” Third Reich Postschutz Leader dagger with a “Paul Weyersburg, Solingen” marked blade, with excellent cross graining, light runner, and scattered marks. The unsharpened nickel plated blade has several tiny freckling spots present along the edges, near the tip, and in the middle. Solid nickel fittings have a uniform nice light age patina, and the black enamel swastikas are undamaged. This dagger is unnumbered. Black LOT - 1179 leather washer is intact. Black finished wooden grip has a couple of tiny dents, and is very slightly loose. Aluminum postal protection eagle is undamaged. Steel scabbard retains approximately 95% of its original black painted finish. Nickel plated steel fittings have light age patina with very light scratches. Solid nickel chain and fittings are intact with an age patina. CONDITION: Overall excellent to near mint condition. WZ 2,000 - 3,000

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1180 - THIRD REICH SS ROHM DAGGER. Blade Length: 8 - 3/4” Overall Length: 13 - 3/4” Early Third Reich SS ground Rohm M1933 dagger with a “Carl Eickhorn, Solingen” marked blade, with light runner and scattered marks. A couple of tiny dings are present along the center of maker marked side.The SS motto of “Meine Ehre Heisst Treue” is acid etched on the blade. Blade is slightly loose in its fittings. Solid nickel fittings have a uniform LOT - 1180 nice age patina, and the cross guard has the SS distribution center marking of “III”, representing Berlin, in the middle of the maker marked side. Black finished rosewood grip is in very good condition, with three areas of chips (1/2” each) adjacent to the fittings. Two (top and bottom) are on the maker marked side, and the third is near the cross guard of the motto side. SS emblem and eagle are original to the grip, with the “SS” ruins being freckled. Scabbard retains approximately 70-75% of its black painted finish, with dull painted areas, and scattered marks throughout. This scabbard appears to have been repainted at some point, as this dagger should have a black anodized scabbard. Nickel fittings have a nice age patina throughout. An unmarked hanger is attached. CONDITION: Overall very good to excellent condition. WZ 1,500 - 2,000 1181 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SWORD AND DAGGER Blade Length: (A) 28” (B) 10” Overall Length: (A) 35 - 1/4” (B) 15 - 1/8” Lot consists of: (A) Luftwaffe Officer sword, and (B) Luftwaffe 2nd Model dagger. (A) Luftwaffe sword with a “SMF, Solingen” marked 28” nickel LOT - 1181 plated blade with moderate freckling to 40-45% of its nickel finish. Blue leather grip retains more than 90% of its finish, and the coiled wire wrap is undamaged. Aluminum fittings are excellent and retain approximately 95% of the gilt finish on the emblems. Blue leather scabbard is near mint with more than 95% of its blue finish. Aluminum fittings are excellent, and the correct hangar is present in 90% condition. CONDITION: Blade is in good condition, while the fittings and scabbard are excellent to near mint. (B) Luftwaffe 2nd model dagger with a “F. W. Holler” marked nickel plated blade with light runner and scattered marks, and freckling to less than 5% of its surface. A couple of tiny nicks are present on its edges. White trylon grip has light staining and the wire wrap exhibits light damage. Aluminum fittings have a nice age patina. Steel scabbard has patina throughout and a marked hangar in excellent condition is attached. CONDITION: Excellent condition overall. WZ 700 - 1,000

1182 - LOT OF 3: 2 THIRD REICH DRESS BAYONETS AND 1 WORLD WAR II KA-BAR KNIFE. Blade Length: (A)(B) 9 - 3/4”; (C) 7” Overall Length: (A)(B) 14 - 1/2”; (C) 12” Lot consists of: (A) German dress bayonet by Eickhorn with 9-3/4” bright blade, red felt slot insert and leather washer. Steel scabbard retains about 90% original black paint, leather frog shows typical crazing. CONDITION: Very good. (B) German dress bayonet by Eickhorn with 9-3/4” bright blade. Bayonet is housed in a combat K98 scabbard which display a few dents, leather frog is dated 1940. CONDITION: Poor, missing locking mechanism and is broken at the slot. (C) World War II Ka-Bar fighting knife, marked on the ricasso “KABAR”, in its original leather scabbard. CONDITION: Very good showing moderate service wear. Very Good 300 - 400

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LOT - 1183 1183 - THIRD REICH “RAD” ENLISTED DAGGER. Blade Length: 9 - 1/2” Overall Length: 14 - 3/4” Reichs Arbeit Dienst enlisted dagger with blade marked “Carl Eickhorn, Solingen” with moderate runner and scattered marks, and the motto “Arbeit adelt” etched onto the blade. Blade appears to have been polished to remove some of the light freckling to approximately 5% of the blade, and has a couple of nicks to the blade. Stag grips have light damage. Nickel plated steel fittings metal fittings retains approximately 80% of their finish, with patina. Scabbard has approximately 70% of its original black paint remaining, and fittings retain 55-60% of their finish, with patina. An enlisted leather hanger is attached. CONDITION: Overall very good plus condition. 600 - 900

1184 - LOT OF 3: JAPANESE CIVIL HELMET, GERMAN COMBAT HELMET, AND GERMAN CIVILIAN GAS MASK IN BOX. Lot consists of: (A) Japanese Civilian Steel Helmet, (B) German M42 Combat Helmet with reproduction leather liner and decal, (C) German Civilian Gas Mask in Original Cardboard Box. (A) The Japanese Civilian Steel Helmet is made of pressed steel and was painted in a subdued green. The exterior of the helmet has light scattered marks throughout and approximately 90% of the original paint. A hole can be observed on the front of the helmet for an insignia emblem, which does not appear to have ever had one. The interior of the helmet is also painted with the same subdued green paint and exhibits light patina throughout. The liner system is a simple, coarsely woven netting with a double twist fiber rope as a strap or carrier. Two areas of the liner system have become detached from the helmet shell. The number “2734” is stamped into the shell, as well as being painted in red paint on the interior skirt of the helmet, along with some unknown Kanji. CONDITION: Overall Excellent. (B) The Shell of the German M42 Combat Helmet retains approximately 95% of its original dark feldgrau finish and shows scattered light marks throughout. The decal on the helmet is a reproduction. The three liner retention pins are tight and appear to be the correct color of the helmet. The interior of the helmet is painted in the same color as the exterior and shows some flaking of the paint from surface rust. The leather liner of the helmet is a reproduction replacement. The liner band is an original from World War II, but is most likely not the original liner band for this helmet. It would be safe to say that this liner system is, most likely, completely replaced. Overall, the helmet is still a nice representative example of a German M42 Helmet. CONDITION: Excellent. (C) The German Civilian Gas Mask’s Cardboard Box is marked “VM” for Volksgasmaske, shows signs of storage wear, and has a small tear in it. Inside the box is the rubber gas mask, the metal cartridge, and the original VM40 instruction manual. CONDITION: Box is in very good condition. Gas mask is in near mint condition. Overall, the set is in very good to excellent condition. D.W. 500 - 700

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1185 - LOT OF 5: US HELMETS AND SOVIET OVERSEAS CAP. Lot consists of: US Kevlar “Fritz” helmet with woodland pattern cover in near mint condition, a US civil defense helmet in very good condition, a US civil defense helmet with emblem and 65% paint in very good condition, a US World War I “doughboy” helmet with a faux camouflage paint job, and a Soviet overseas cap in size 56 with a maker tag adorned with several dozen Cold War era pins and badges. CONDITION: Very good to near mint. WZ 300 - 700

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1186 - PRUSSIAN GENERAL OFFICER ARTILLERY KUGELHELM. Imperial German Prussian “General der Artillerie” Kugelhelm. Artillery General helmets are rather uncommon since there were significantly less artillery Generals than infantry Generals. Common to general officer’s Pickelhauben, this helmet has a square front visor. Its black leather body is nicely toned and has a moderate to heavy level of cracking to its finish. The leather visors exhibit the same wear as the body. All of the helmets fittings are gold toned with an attractive patina. The chin scales, officer stars, cruciform, pearl ring, base, trim, and ball are all in very nice condition. The helmet’s Wappen is original to the helmet and is a piece of art. The Hohenzollern eagle’s wings extend all the way to the cockades’ center points on both sides. A stunning Garde star adorns the center of the eagle. The star’s center displays a fantastic combination of multicolored enamel dominated by the gold and black eagle representing the House of Hohenzollern’s nobility. The standard Prussian Garde Latin motto of “Suum Cuique” (To each according to his own merits) encircles the eagle. The helmet’s interior represents a helmet which was worn often. Both the liner and silk liner are intact, and presents the wear consistent with routine wear. The sweatband has moderate staining overall, with a 1-1/2” crack on the front, and the liner exhibits moderate staining in the center. All of the interior fittings appear to be original to the helmet, with some light bright scratches to the washers securing the center plate, which indicate the nuts were slightly turned. The Kugelhelm does not have any marks or name. CONDITION: Overall very good to excellent. WZ Very Good - Excellent 6,500 - 9,000

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1187 - PRUSSIAN OFFICER FIRST GRENADIER REGIMENT PICKELHAUBE. Prussian Model 1897 Pickelhaube to an officer of the 1st Grenadier Regiment “Crown Prince” (1st East Prussian). Germany. This regiment was formed in 1655 in Koenigsberg, East Prussia. The helmet is a high quality felt helmet with heavy coats of lacquer applied to its exterior. Helmet body is attractive and has a moderate amount of light crazing to the lacquered finish over most of the body. The polished visors have very light areas of damage to the finish, with light heat damage. The correct officer helmet trim, chin scales, spike base, pearl ring, stars, and spike are present. Both the Imperial German national and Prussian officer rosettes are present, with the Prussian one presenting more patina. Front plate is the fire gilt Prussian grenadier model, with the 1655 band added to the plate, as is the norm for officers in this regiment. The 1655 band is made from stamped brass and does not match the color and finish of the front plate. Bronze color officer quality silk liner is present with light age staining, and is detached from the sweat band approximately 40% of its circumference. Leather sweat band is present and has light staining from being worn, with light to wear on the folded edges. The helmet is made from a heavy dark blue felt, which is intact and undamaged. One of the star washers is missing, one has a nice age patina, and two are slightly larger and appear newer. The washers retaining the front plate are matching and do not appear to have been touched. CONDITION: Overall excellent plus. WZ Excellent plus. 3,500 - 5,500

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1188 - GERMAN WORLD WAR II CAMOUFLAGE COMBAT POLICE HELMET Camouflage German Combat Police Helmet retaining approximately 90% of the tan camouflage paint. Some scattered marks can be seen on the exterior of the helmet, from wear and storage over the years. There appears to be remnants of a black paint in areas over the tan camo, and in a few recesses, indicating that it may have possibly been stripped of a black paint at some point. Both decals of the helmet appear to have been hastily masked off prior to it being sprayed with the tan camo. Some of the tan camo overspray can be seen lying over the decals’ edges in places. The decals give the appearance of having been rubbed at some point, indicating, once again, that this helmet may have had a black paint layer removed from it. The interior of the helmet shell exhibits a small area of minor aged surface rust, which has darkened considerably from age. The rear of the interior skirt area is stamped with the makers code of “Q” for the firm of “Quist”, a “64” for the size, and below that is the five digit lot number code “T3339”. The leather liner of the helmet is nicely intact and shows even wear from use. A minor tear in the leather of one of the tongues can be observed. There are initials penned on several places of the leather sweatband. The most noticeable of these initials are the “H.A.”, which can also be found painted on the helmet’s interior skirt, as well as scratched into the camo paint on rear skirt’s exterior. This helmet is believed to have surfaced in Florida from a veteran’s estate, during the 1980’s. CONDITION: Overall very good. D.W. 900 - 1,300 1189 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN WORLD WAR II INFANTRY NCO VISOR AND LATE WAR CIVIL/VOLKSTURM HELMET Lot consists of: (A) Late War Volksturm Helmet, and (B) Infantry NCO Visor. (A) The Late War Volksturm Helmet shell is made of pressed steel with rolled edges, and is finished in a semi-matte black finish. The outside of the shell exhibits minor scattered light marks. Each side of the helmet has two sets of air vents consisting of seven holes in a hexagonal pattern. All four of the black liner pins are in place, and are tight to the shell. The interior liner is made of a heavy cotton-like fabric with a woven fabric drawstring. The original dome buffer pad is intact and firmly secured in place by the original pressed paper straps. The original clear synthetic chinstrap still remains with the helmet. However, the long strap end has become unattached and now rests inside the liner of the helmet. The shorter end with the buckle remains originally attached to the helmet’s pressed paper liner band. These were last ditch helmets made during the last months of the Third Reich, and the materials used for their construction is a testament to this. CONDITION: Overall Excellent to Near Mint. (B) The Infantry NCO Visor Cap is constructed of a fine feldgrau doeskin upper and dark green wool lower band, with only a few very minor moth nips. The piping of the visor is made of a white wool and exhibits even patina and soiling from age. The chin strap is made of a pressed leather with a gloss black finish and exhibits even crazing throughout. The visor’s bill exhibits even crazing and a few scattered light marks from use. The aluminum insignia consists of a Wehrmacht Adler over an oak leaves and acorn wreath, with national cockade placed inside the wreath. The insignia exhibits patina, which matches and compliments the overall appearance of the visor, and appears original to be undisturbed. The interior of the cap is lined with a high quality synthetic silk material and exhibits scattered light marks from wear. 95% of the original celluloid sweat shield remains intact and bears the makers logo and “Beste-Qualität” in a diamond. The leather sweatband is completely intact and exhibits darkening from wear, however, approximately two inches of the sweatband’s stitching has become unattached from the visor on each side near the bill. Two aluminum name initials “O” and “Z” are attached to the sweatband. CONDITION: Overall very good to excellent. D.W. 500 - 600 1190 - ASSORTED US WORLD WAR I ERA HEADGEAR. Lot consists of: (A) USMC enlisted bell crown visor cap with nickle plated prong-back Eagle Globe and Anchor front insignia and USMC side buttons. The leather sweatband stamped with Horstmann contract information and dated 1906. CONDITION: Very good with wool body in excellent condition, full unbroken leather sweatband stitched tightly to the body. Underside of LOT - 1190 the visor is faded, stained and missing 1-1/2” of binding. (B) World War I period US Navy officer’s visor cap with bullion embroidered insignia. CONDITION: Very good, the black wool body and mohair band are undamaged, leather visor with moderate crazing. Full leather sweatband shows minor wear, sides of the black cotton crown lining are torn. (C) Model 1912 US Army officer’s visor cap. CONDITION: Very good, the wool body exhibits a few very small holes, enameled cloth visor with minor crazing. Leather sweatband loose in one 2” area. (D) World War I US Navy enlisted “Donald Duck” cap with “U.S. Naval Training Squadron” band. CONDITION: Very good with lightly soiled interior. (E) U.S. model 1917 combat helmet. CONDITION: Excellent showing minor wear only and displaying full black canvas liner, wool pad and label. (F) US Army Model 1912 campaign hat with five rows of stitching on the rim. CONDITION: Very good with a small split along one row of stitching and missing sweatband. Very Good 800 - 1,200

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1191 - LOT OF 8: BRITISH MILITARY HEADDRESS, BINOCULARS AND BRIEFCASE WITH SPURIOUS MARKINGS. This lot consists of original British military items which have had names added to them post period. The lot consists of: (A) Cased Brigadier’s dress cap with gold bullion leaves on the visor, bullion cap insignia and ER II side buttons. Interior marked “Hawkes & Co LTD 1, Savile Row, W”, leather sweatband embossed “Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery”, excellent condition. Metal case displays a brass plate on the lid which is engraved “ Bernard L Montgomery”. CONDITION: Very good with small scattered dents. (B) Cased Admiral’s white topped cap with gold bullion leaves on the visor and bullion cap insignia. The interior with “Gieves London W.1” label, leather sweatband embossed “Bruce Austin Frasier”. Also contained in the case are a pair of Rear Admiral shoulder boards, four wool commissioning pennants and a multi piece wool British flag measuring 32” X 70”. The metal case displays a brass plate which is engraved “Bruce A. Fraser”. CONDITION: Excellent. (C) Pair of cased binoculars, binoculars marked “Barr & Stroud 7X CF41 Glasgow & London” with Broad Arrow and serial number. The bodies with Broad Arrow painted over, optics show a few spots. The leather case is embossed “F. Dalrymple - Hamilton HMS Baldur”. CONDITION: Very good. (D) Pair of cased binoculars, binoculars marked “Barr & Stroud 10X CF37 Glasgow & London”, clear optics. A brass plate on the leather case is engraved “Admiral James F. Sommerville Commander in Chief Eastern Fleet”. CONDITION: Very good. (E) Pair of cased binoculars, binoculars marked “Barr & Stroud 7X CF41 Glasgow & London” with Broad Arrow and serial number. The bodies with Broad Arrow painted over, optics show a few spots. The leather case is embossed “Admiral Andrew B Cunningham First Sea Lord”. CONDITION: Very good. (F) Pair of cased binoculars, binoculars marked “OS 280 NA Bino Prism No5 Mk 2Ax7 “ with serial number, clear optics. The leather case embossed “Bruce Austin Fraser First Sea Lord”. CONDITION: Very good. (G) Leather attache case embossed of the flap “G.E. Brooks Air Vice Marshal RCAF” with brass eagle and crown insignia. (H) Black wool beret with metal Canada tank corps and bullion Field Marshal insignia on the front, interior marked “Kangol Wear Ltd 1942”. CONDITION: Very good. DG (Very Good - Excellent). 800 - 1,200 1192 - LOT OF 3: BRITISH ROYAL AIR FORCE CAPS. Lot consists of: (A) World War II period Air Vice Marshal cap with interior label “Hawkes & Co Ltd”, toned double row of bullion leaves embroidered on the leather visor. CONDITION: Very good showing moderate wear from service use. (B) World War II period Group Captain cap by “Herbert Johnson London”, single row of bullion leaves embroidered on the leather visor. CONDITION: Very good, leather sweatband partially detached and crudely restitched. (C) Recently produced Air Vice Marshal cap made by “Gieves & Hawkes” with double row of bullion leaves mounted to the leather visor. CONDITION: Excellent. DG (Very Good). 400 - 600 1193 - LOT OF 5: REPRODUCTION THIRD REICH HEADGEAR. Lot consists of: (A) Olive green Kriegsmarine Admiral’s Cap with embroidered oak leaves on the visor and embroidered wreath / eagle insignia. (B) Luftwaffe General’s Cap with gold bullion insignia. Interior marked “Erel Sonderklasse”. (C) White topped Kriegsmarine cap with “Panzerschiff Admiral Graf Spee” band. (D) White topped Kriegsmarine cap with Schlachtschift Tirpitz band. (E) White topped Kriegsmarine cap with “Kreuzer Admiral Hipper” band. CONDITION: All are in very good to excellent condition. DG 400 - 600

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LOT - 1194 1194 - LOT OF 12: BRITISH AND CANADIAN ROYAL NAVY VISOR CAPS. Consists of: (A) Captains cap with interior marked “Gieves Ltd”. Black wool body with removable white cotton top, plastic chin strap and visor edging. (B) Officer’s black top cap with toned bullion insignia and unmarked interior. (C) Royal Canadian Navy Chief Petty Officer’s visor cap, interior marked “Hamilton Uniform Cap Company Ltd, Hamilton Canada”. (D) Officer’s cap with removable white cover, interior marked “J. Baker & Co Ltd Lock Gates Southhampton & London”. Broken leather chin strap. (E) Captain’s cap with interior marked “Cawpore Mills Depot, Churchgate Street Fort, Bombay”, removable white top. Leather chin strap broken, leather sweatband partially detached, underside of visor shows wear. (F) Captain’s cap, unmarked interior. Exceptionally fine condition. (G) Captains cap with nicely toned bullion insignia, unmarked interior. (H) Captains cap with nicely toned bullion insignia, unmarked interior. (I) Officer’s cap with stiffener removed, unmarked interior. (J) Captain’s cap with removable white top, interior marked “Gieves Ltd”. (K) Contemporary Admiral’s cap made in Canada. (L) Canada Armed Forces “Unification Period” white top Admiral’s cap. CONDITION: Unless noted, all are in very good to excellent condition showing expected service wear. DG (Very Good - Excellent). 800 - 1,200 1195 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN WORLD WAR II HEER OFFICER VISOR CAPS. Lot contains: (A) Heer Forestry Service officer visor cap, and (B) Heer Artillery officer visor cap. (A) Forestry service visor cap made in a Feldgrau ribbed wool with no visible signs of damage, with a dark green wool center band with one tiny moth hole on the left side behind the button. The dark green piping is intact with no visible damage. The Heer silver bullion eagle, wreath, and aluminum cockade are undamaged. The insignia have been reapplied as there are hand sewn stitches which are through the lining, which are visible from the inside. The black vulkanfibre visor presents some very light wear and almost indistinguishable crazing, with the undamaged underside in a tan crosshatch pattern. The silver bullion chin cord is attached and undamaged, but since it is too long might be a replacement. The interior is fully lined in a light golden rayon with only light wear. The undamaged sweat shield is present with the maker marks of “Uniform Fabrik W. Michovious, Cottbus” embossed on it. The light brown leather sweatband has light wear and toning, but is detached along the entire visor which was likely caused by the reattachment of the insignia. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint overall. (B) Artillery officer visor cap made in a high quality Feldgrau wool with approximately one dozen tiny moth holes on the top and around the crown. A dark green wool center band which appears to be undamaged but lightly crushed in some areas. The red piping is intact with four tiny moth holes on the crown piping. A Heer silver bullion wreath, aluminum cockade, and aluminum enlisted eagle are attached. All three have been reapplied with hand sewn thread visible behind the wreath on the inside. The black vulkanfibre visor presents some light wear and heat damage, with the underside in a stained medium brown crosshatch pattern. The silver bullion chin cord has light damage. The interior is fully lined in a light golden-rayon with very light damage with staining to 45-50%. The sweat shield is present with the maker mark of “Mutzenfabrikation, Josef Weithmann, Ausburg” embossed on it. The light brown leather sweatband has separated on the sides where it must have been folded, has a 1” crack on the right front, and has separated by the rivet in the rear. CONDITION: Very good overall. WZ 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 1197 1196 - LOT OF 3: GERMAN WORLD WAR II LUFTWAFFE VISOR CAPS. Lot contains: (A) Officer visor cap, (B) Enlisted Signal branch visor cap, and (C) Enlisted Flying branch visor cap. (A) Luftwaffe officer cap modified with EM/ NCO insignia visor cap made in a higher quality blue gray wool with several moth tracks on the front around the eagle, with moderate wear and soiling, especially on the top cover and front. A black ribbed cotton center band with moderate soiling, and crushed on the right side behind the chin cord button. The silver bullion piping is heavily damaged on the front above the eagle with with three inch section of exposed wire, with several areas of light damage to the rest of the crown piping, as well as the piping above and below the center band. The eagle and wreath are the enlisted version and have been added. The eagle is loose, and the wreath have been bolted through the cap with the exposed bolt and nut visible inside.The black vulkanfibre visor presents some very light wear and and crazing, with the underside in a green crosshatch pattern. The officer silver bullion chin cord is attached and light damage. The interior is fully lined in a light golden-brown rayon with moderate to heavy staining. The sweat shield is present and intact with a detailed “Erel” maker mark. The sweat shield is intact with scuff marks. The light brown leather sweatband has light damage with staining throughout . CONDITION: Good overall. (B) Luftwaffe EM/NCO Signal branch cap made in a blue gray wool with with no visible damage other than a small area of moth tracking to the right of the eagle. A black ribbed fabric center band with light aging. The brown piping appears to be undamaged except for a moth nip above the eagle, and light wear overall. The enlisted eagle and wreath made from aluminum with light aging, and both may have been replaced as they are loose. The black vulkanfibre visor presents moderate wear and and crazing, with the underside in a green crosshatch pattern with staining. The enlisted chin cord is attached with light to moderate aging. The interior is fully lined in a light golden-brown rayon with moderate staining. The sweat shield is present and intact with a “Otto Zillmann” maker mark. The dark brown leather sweatband has light damage the rear piece separated from the small rivet. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. (C) Luftwaffe EM/NCO flying branch cap made in a blue gray wool with with a dozen plus small moth holes throughout. A black ribbed fabric center band with moderate soiling, and crushed throughout. The yellow piping appears to be undamaged, with fading and light wear. The enlisted eagle is missing and wreath is made from aluminum with light aging. The black vulkanfibre visor presents moderate wear, the front lower rim is not present, crazing throughout, with the underside in a green crosshatch pattern. The enlisted chin cord is attached with light to moderate aging. The interior is fully lined in a light golden-brown rayon with moderate staining. The sweat shield is present and it 75% detached with a nice “H. AHLERS, POTSDAM” maker mark on a heavy piece of rayon which is sewn to the liner. The medium brown leather sweatband has heavy damage and is cracked and crushed in several areas. CONDITION: Good overall. WZ 500 - 900 90

1197 - LOT OF FIVE: THIRD REICH FLIGHT HELMET, PITH HELMET, AND HJ/DAF CAPS. Lot contains: (A) Luftwaffe leather flight helmet, (B) Heer pith helmet, (C) Hitler Youth overseas cap, (D) Hitler Youth M43 cap, and (E) Third Reich DAF cap. (A) Luftwaffe brown leather fur lined flight helmet with the large “Siemens” maker/ information label sewn on the inside rear. This helmet is complete and the brown leather shell is supple, with some light wear on the front rim and chin strap. This model has both the throat microphones, and the plug in cord. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) Unissued Heer pith helmet constructed in an olive felt with light age wear. A green cotton lining covers the interior and only exhibits light staining. Center is in an undamaged red felt. Leather liner band is in tan leather and undamaged, with a marking of “JHS” embossed on it, as well as “GERMANY” stamped in blue ink. Helmet trim is an olive leather with light wear and damage. Green leather chinstrap with is attached with very light wear, and steel fittings with patina. Both the national colors and Heer aluminum emblems are originally attached, both retain 95+% of their painted finish. CONDITION: Near mint. (C) Hitler Youth overseas cap with a HJ pin with a quarter inch chip to the lower red enamel, and a SA style eagle hand applied through the lining. Both appear to be era applied. Tan cotton twill exterior appears to be undamaged. The top of the cap is closed by stitches inside, to create a look which was very popular. Tan rayon lining is also undamaged with a size stamp of “52”. Leather sweat band has light stains. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint. (D) Hitler Youth M43 style cap with no visible markings. Late war quality dark blue exterior with light wear, with a hand applied HJ diamond on front. Black leather brim rim. Steel buttons are pinned on with dual prongs, with very little black paint on the exterior. Light brown rayon lining with a two inch hole in the center and the rear seam being unstitched. CONDITION: Near excellent. (E) RAF (Reichs Arbeitsfront) enlisted overseas cap with a two inch “RZM” tag machine sewn inside. Cap appears to be untouched made from a dark blue wool with very light wear. Enlisted Bevo eagle is folded and correctly hand applied. Light blue rayon piping is undamaged but has brown staining on a small area on the rear where the piping meets. Black cotton lining is undamaged and the light brown partial leather sweat band has light wear and staining. CONDITION: Excellent. WZ 800 - 1,200

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1198 - LOT OF 4: GERMAN WORLD WAR II HEER INFANTRY OFFICER COMPLETE DRESS UNIFORM. Lot contains: (A) Heer Hauptmann infantry dress tunic, (B) Heer infantry officer visor cap, (C) Heer infantry officer dress trousers, and (D) Heer officer bullion dress belt with buckle. (A) Pre-war dress tunic to an infantry Hauptmann made from a very high quality Feldgrau wool with no visible damage other than a 1/4” moth hole on the left sleeve middle, three tiny 1/4” repairs on the right shoulder, the lower right panel, and under the collar on the back. A bullion officer eagle is tailor applied on the right breast, and infantry officer bullion collar tabs are machine sewn to the dark green wool collar. The infantry officer shoulder boards with two gilt rank pips, and gilt ciphers to the 40th Infantry Regiment, are era sewn into the shoulders. An officer silver bullion adjutant aiguillette is attached to the right shoulder. Four infantry officer silver bullion cuff tabs with buttons are present, and one button is loose. Eight buttons secure the tunic and all appear to have been era applied. Six buttons are on the tails. A War Merit Cross ribbon is era sewn to the tunic, and there are two sets of era sewn award loops, and a set of of loops for a ribbon bar. Tunic is lined in a light green rayon liner, which does not have a tailor label. CONDITION: Near mint. (B) Infantry officer visor cap made in a high quality Feldgrau wool with a couple of tiny moth nips to its top, and a dark green wool center band which appears to be undamaged. The white piping is intact with some age staining. The Heer officer nickel plated tombac eagle, wreath, and cockade are undamaged. The eagle has been moved at some point and is loose. The black vulkanfibre visor presents some very light wear and almost indistinguishable crazing, with the underside in a light brown crosshatch pattern. The officer bullion chin cord is attached and undamaged. The interior is fully lined in a light golden-brown rayon with moderate staining. The sweat shield is present and marked “Sonderklasse”. The light brown leather sweatband is detached about five inches in the back, with uniform moderate wear and staining. There is a quarter inch hole on the left side behind the chin cord button. CONDITION: Very good to excellent overall. (C) Heer infantry officer trousers in a ribbed Feldgrau wool with no visible damage and very light wear. Both sets of leather straps with a steel buttons are present on the cuffs, and inside the front buckle strap there is a tailor label to “J. Eder & Sohn, Nurnerberg, Herr...” with a handwritten Lieutenant’s name. CONDITION: Excellent plus. (D) Heer officer bullion dress belt 43” long, and with an “Assmann” marked aluminum officer buckle. Belt is lined in a dark green velvet. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint. WZ 1,500 - 2,000

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LOT - 1199 1199 - IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVY THREE PIECE CHILD’S UNIFORM GROUPING. Naval three piece uniform grouping thought to be from the Imperial German period. During this period children’s uniforms were rather popular among military families. High quality double-breasted dark blue wool jacket with ten gilt buttons securing the front, and two on each cuff. Left sleeve displays signalman’s insignia embroidered onto the jacket. Gold bullion tape present on each cuff. A dark blue wool vest is also included, which was designed to be worn under the tunic. Four gilt buttons secure the vest. An enlisted dark blue cool side cap is included with a black silk cap tally with “Deutschland” sewn to it. While the jacket and vest are thought to be from the Imperial German period, it is likely the side cap dates beyond that period. CONDITION: Near mint overall. WZ Near mint. 250 - 450

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1200 - LARGE LOT OF MISCELLANEOUS US, WEST GERMAN, AND EAST GERMAN MILITARY ITEMS. . Lot contains 51 pieces of miscellaneous post-World War II US, West German, and East German military items. West German items include field grey shirts and wool trousers, map cases, etc. East German Cold War items include Air Force tunic, shovel, canteen, map cases, visor cap, winter cap, rain camouflage pattern ammo pouches, helmets covers, nets, etc. US military items include camouflage poncho liners, air mattresses, field jacket liner, A3 flight gear bag, M16 pouches, M9 ammo pouch, etc. Lot also includes a Swiss camouflage hood, South African camouflage shirt, etc. CONDITION: Overall near mint. WZ Near mint. 150 - 350 1201 - RAF UNIFORM NAMED TO AIR MARSHAL SIR WILLIAM DEREK HODGKINSON. Tunic displays RAF Air Marshal cuff insignia, RAF wing and sewn-on ribbon bars. Interior pocket with Gieves London label, named “Wing Cdr. W.D. Hodgkinson, RAF, 10/5/54”. Trousers with RAF issue tag. CONDITION: Excellent, showing minor wear. Sir William Derek Hodgkinson, KCB, CBE, DFC, AFC (27 December 1917 – 29 January 2010), who as a bomber pilot in the Second World War, was shot down and spent time in Stalag Luft III as “Big S”, responsible for the security of the escape committee. The city of Bremen was attacked on the night of 25 June 1942 and Hodkinson’s Hudson was shot down by a night fighter on the return trip over the Dutch coast. Wounded, Hodgkinson was taken to a hospital as a prisoner of war. He was later transferred to Stalag Luft III, where he was made responsible for security under the leader of the escape committee “Big X”. Stalag Luft III was made famous by the daring mass break-out through tunnels depicted in the film The Great Escape. After several unsuccessful escape attempts, the camp was evacuated ahead of the Russian advance of January 1945 and the prisoners marched 50 miles through severe winter weather to the naval POW camp near Bremen. They were again transferred to Hamburg where they were liberated by the British in April 1945. After the war, Hodgkinson was appointed Officer Commanding No. 210 Squadron and then joined the Directing Staff at the Australian Joint Anti-Submarine School before becoming Officer Commanding No. 240 Squadron in 1957. He was appointed Station Commander at RAF St Mawgan in Cornwall in 1958 before joining the staff of Lord Louis Mountbatten, then Chief of the Defense Staff, in 1961. He went on to be Senior Air Staff Officer at Headquarters Training Command in 1969 and was then appointed as Commander-in-Chief Near East Air Force before finishing his career as Air Secretary in 1973. (Very Good - Excellent). 800 - 1,200 92

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1202 - WORLD WAR II ID’D ROYAL NAVY GROUPING TO HAL LAWRENCE D.S.C. Lot consists of: (A) Khaki cotton knitted sweater, with black leather backed felt lieutenant’s slip on shoulder epaulettes. Underside is stamped “Goode’s Portsmouth Ltd, Naval Outfitters”. (B) Black wool peaked Royal Navy officer’s cap with gold bullion and cloth insignia affixed to the hat band, maker stamped to crown “William Scully Ltd. of Montreal”. Reverse of the sweatband has been marked with a fountain pen “H E T LAWRENCE These two items are attributed as having been worn by Royal Navy officer Hal Lawrence in his historic boarding of the crippled U-94 on August 28, 1942. Provenance: TIME-LIFE Collection; The War Museum, New York. On August 28, 1942, in the company of American warships and the corvettes HMS HALIFAX and SNOWBERRY, HMS OAKVILLE was escorting a convoy off Haiti when she attacked U-94. OAKVILLE dropped depth charges to force it to surface, and after bombarding it, rammed the submarine twice. Sub-Lieutenant Hal Lawrence and Petty Officer A.J. Powell leapt onto the deck of the crippled U-94 and headed below. Lawrence went searching for intelligence but the sub had already been prepared for scuttling and was sinking quickly. Lawrence escaped the conning tower just as the vessel sank, and was saved along with Powell and 19 German sailors. He would be awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his gallantry. CONDITION: Very good overall. BM 600 - 900 1203 - LOT OF GEORGE PATTON REENACTOR UNIFORMS AND MEDALS. Lot consists of an original World War II officer’s jacket, M43 field jacket and high-top cavalry boots. Jackets display an array of insignia, medals and decorations giving the impression of General George Patton, all are of poor quality. Included is a pair of reproduction pistols and a leather case containing two beaver fur high hats. CONDITION: Patton material in very good condition, high hats in excellent condition with minor wear. DG 200 - 300

LOT - 1202

LOT - 1203 1204 - LOT OF US MILITARY ITEMS INCLUDING M1918 KNUCKLE KNIFE. Lot consists of: (A) Brass handled fighting knife marked “U.S. 1918 L F. & C 1918”, brass scabbard marked “L.F. & C 1918”. CONDITION: Very good, the blade is smooth and grey with traces of blue finish. Scabbard is missing its belt retaining hooks. (B) World War I army officer’s tunic with matching trousers. Collar displays “US” and medical department collar insignia, trousers stamped “W.J.Howard M.R.C.”. CONDITION: Tunic, excellent. Trousers with a few scattered holes. Included are LOT - 1204 miscellaneous World War I accessories to include: nickle plated compass marked “U.S.”, straight razor contained within a khaki pouch, razor set in khaki pouch, wool leg wraps, canvas puttees. Also included are: Spanish-American War period canteen marked “US” on its cover, World War II period sewing kit, US army brown leather high top boots dated 1950 and modern campaign hat. CONDITION: Good to very good all showing moderate service wear and use, the canteen heavily dented. Good-Very Good 800 - 1,200

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1205 - WORLD WAR I IDENTIFIED 339TH INFANTRY NORTH RUSSIA GROUP. Group identified to Private Eugene Gitz Company M, 339th Infantry US Army North Russia Expeditionary Force. Group consists of: Wool tunic with walking bear patch, discharge chevron, two gold overseas chevrons, “USNA” and 339th Infantry Company M collar disks, pinned to the chest is a Victory Medal with “Russia” and “Defensive Sector” bars, there is a 2” X 4” piece cut from the lining; Leather jerkin with 1918 contract date, exhibits a wear-through spot on the reverse; Muskrat fur cap with officers “USNA” insignia pinned to the front; Green knitted wool toque; Leather gauntlets with 1918 contract stamps; Pair wool puttees; Web belt with leather .45 holster dated 1917, bandage pouch with tin, two pocket .45 clip pouch; two copies of the “American Sentinel” newspaper printed in Archangel Russia in 1919, both in poor condition; Copy of the “Here and There With the 31st” newspaper printed in Vladivostok in 1919; 25 photographs of US soldiers and Russian scenes; two pieces of Russian currency; five printed orders from the 339th Infantry and a photo copy of the book “M Company 339th Infantry in North Russia”. An interesting and uncommon group. Very Good 600 - 900 1206 - LOT OF 4: US WORLD WAR I ERA NAVY BICORN OFFICERS HAT, SHOULDER BOARD, AND BELT SETS. Lot consists of: (A) Cased World War I period US Navy officer’s full dress hat, belt and epaulette set by N.S. Meyer, New York. All items are in good condition with bright gold untarnished bullion thread and tape overall. Carrying case is missing leather retaining straps. (B) Cased World War I US Navy officer’s full dress hat, epaulettes, and ten buttons by Hilborn Hamburger of New York. Hat shows some period age rubbing to the edges of the beaver felt, but is solid overall. Epaulettes are beautiful with bright gold bullion, silver bullion anchors and gold bullion ensign’s bars. Case is in rough condition. (C) Cased World War I period US Navy officer’s full dress hat and epaulette set by Men’s Uniform Co. Hat and epaulettes are in excellent condition with bright tape and silver and gold bullion ensign’s bars. Carrying case shows wear, but is solid. (D) Cased World War I period US Navy officer’s full dress hat, belt and epaulette set by N.S. Meyer, New York. All items are excellent except the belt which has grown stiff with age. Nice metal case with hinged platforms that raise up so you can access the epaulettes and hat easier. CONDITION: Good overall. BM 400 - 600

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LOT - 1207 1207 - WORLD WAR II USN PILOT GROUP IDENTIFIED TO CHESTER L. TENNANT. Extensive group to World War II Naval Aviator Chester Tennant consisting of: Leather flight jacket, stenciled “USN” under the collar, Talon zipper partially detached from the lower body, knitted cuffs and lining show moderate service wear. Patch and name tag removed from the chest; Green Naval Aviator jacket with bullion wings, named in the pocket “Tennant”; Black officer’s jacket with bullion wings, named in the pocket “CL Tennant 12-7-43”; US Navy officer’s green visor cap with maker marked leather sweatband and basket weave body; Green wool garrison cap with US Navy insignia pinned to one side and Lieutenants bar on the other side; Navy V-5 program greenback patch; Pair Sterling Amico Naval Aviator’s wings; Pair Aviation Cadet shoulder boards; Blue US Navy “Mae West” life vest complete with both lights and tubes; Includes an extensive grouping of ephemera consisting of: Air Navigation Workbook and Plotting Workbook; The American Air Almanac: Preflight-Primary book full of notes and charts; Air Navigation Notebook full of Naval Aviator school notes; “Germany Surrenders; War in Europe Over!” May 7, 1945 Napa, CA newspaper; “Unconditional Surrender Ends Great War in Europe” Jacksonville, FL newspaper; Naval Air Station, Norman OK and Naval Training Center Corpus Christie TX souvenir booklets; White canvas case on which is inked a large Naval Aviator wing and named “Chet Tennant U.S.N.R. Batt 6 Platoon 5”; two portrait photos of Tennant in uniform; Metal bound composition case named on one side and with “US Naval Aviation” decals on the top. Tennant served from June 9th, 1943 to November 28th, 1945 as an active duty aviator and then served in the Naval reserve. CONDITION: Unless noted, all very good to excellent. Very Good - Excellent 1,500 - 2,000

LOT - 1208 1208 - FINE U.S. MODEL 1850 OFFICER’S PRESENTATION SWORD OF COLONEL R.G. CRANFORD. Blade Length: 31 - 7/8” Overall Length: 39”

Tomes, Son and Melvain, New York, marked presentation sword with Clauberg marked blade. Hilt cast with 1850 style pommel but very openwork floral in the counterguard. Impressive grip cast in a silver imitation of sharkskin with triple wire binding in place. Obverse blade etched with dealer address at ricasso, stand of arms and foliate scrolls with large script motto: “Pro Virtute Bellica” (“for military virtue.”) Etching is detailed with drypoint and given a gold wash background. Back of blade gold wash etching with vine and “Iron Proof.” Reverse with Clauberg stamped trademark at ricasso, highlight in gold washed panel. Overhead a stand of arms and flags with arc of stars above and single star at center of arc. American eagle above, trophy of arms with axes, fasces and shield, foliate entwined script “U.S.” and foliate panel at top. Drypoint detailed and gold washed. Blade above is bright and smooth with small section of brown freckling near tip. Scabbard is bright steel with open work floral brass mounts. Upper mount with oval panel inscribed: “Presented to / Col R.B. Cranford / 8th Conn. N.G. / by the officers of his Regt. / 1865” CONDITION: Excellent. Hilt and brass elements polished bright. Scabbard bright steel. Nicely detailed grip. Small bit of freckling near blade tip. One very shallow dent to scabbard obverse below middle mount. Slight stain lower edge obverse between mounts. A very good looking presentation sword. 2,500 - 4,500

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1209 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR AMERICAN HORSEMAN’S SABER EX. GEORGE NEUMANN. Blade Length: 30 - 3/4” Overall Length: 35 - 3/4” This sword is featured in plate 140.SS on page 350 of “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. The slightly curved American-made blade has a deep fuller on each side. The hand forged iron ‘D’ guard has a forward curved quillon and a domed pommel cap. The grip is of spiral cut bone. CONDITION: Blade shows a dark grey patina with scattered areas of corrosion. Hilt retains a spotted grey patina. Grip has a composite section that has been professionally replaced and salmon paint has been added over joints. A very nice completely American made piece. PROVENANCE: George C. Neumann Collection, his tag with number is still on the ricasso, the Collection of George M. Rapport. DMG 1,500 - 2,500 1210 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD LION’S HEAD POMMEL SABER. Blade Length: 31 - 1/2” Overall Length: 38” Probably American, third quarter of the 18th century. The slightly curved imported single edged blade has a single fuller and is stamped on both sides with six stars and a moon. The brass guard has an elongated piercing on each side of the blade and a forward curved quillon. There are two branches on the right side. The cast and chased grotesque lion’s head pommel has an integral brass spine. The grip is wrapped with braided rope and has a ferrule at the base. The sword has a portion of its original leather scabbard with cross-hatched designs and a brass throat mount with stud. CONDITION: Blade retains a cleaned surface with some nicks to edge and some scattered areas of light pitting. Hilt retains a mellowing patina with some dark areas and marks from use. Scabbard shows crazing and losses to surface, mount retains an unpolished patina. A very attractive and unusual lion’s head pommel saber. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 3,000 - 6,000 1211 - AMERICAN HILTED BROAD SWORD. Blade Length: 38” Overall Length: 42 - 1/4” Long, tapered, double edged blade with three partial fullers on each side and faceted faces. Blade is German with Latin inscriptions which translates to “Do not draw me without reason” on one side and “Or sheath me without honor” on the other side. Brass hilt, probably American with three branch guard and bird’s head pommel with integral backstrap. The wooden grip is decorated with twisted copper wire. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with bottom half retaining a darker patina. Inscription on blade is excellent. Hilt retains a dark patina and grip shows some scattered marks from use and some loose areas of wire. DMG 1,000 - 2,000

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1212 - LOT OF 2: AMERICAN EAGLE POMMEL SABER AND BRASS HILTED AMERICAN D GUARD HANGER. Blade Length: (A) 27” (B) 26 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 32 - 3/4” (B) 31 - 1/8”

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Lot consists of: (A) American eagle pommel saber with early four slot guard. Curved blade with wide, partial fuller on each side and blade decorated with engraved foliate designs and arms motifs on both sides. Brass four slot guard with fluting on bottom of knuckle bow, and cast and chased eagle’s head pommel. Reeded horn grip. CONDITION: Blade has areas of deep corrosion and some damage to edge. Hilt was polished and now retains a mellowing patina. Grip has some losses and cracking. (B) Revolutionary War period ‘D’ guard hanger with slightly curved blade with single partial fuller on each side. Simple brass stirrup hilt with quillon and integral pommel cap. Faceted tapered wood grip. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with some minor nicks to edge. Hilt shows some minor bending and marks from use; has a mustard patina. Grips shows some losses to original surface and once has a ferrule at the base. 400 - 600

LOT - 1213 1213 - RARE US MODEL 1798 CONTRACT CAVALRY SABER BY STARR, DATED 1799. Blade Length: 34” Overall Length: 39 - 3/4” The Model 1798 saber was the first United States government contract sword and only 2,000 ordered and produced. They were used over a long period and very few survived, especially without being cut down. Starr worked in Middletown, Connecticut. The long slightly curved blade has a single narrow fuller on each side. The ricasso is stamped “N. Starr & Co.” on the right side and “US / 1799” on the other. The iron Hussar stirrup hilt has a leather wrapped grip with twisted brass wire accents. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with some areas of light scattered pitting, markings are excellent. Hilt retains a heavy brown patina. Grip excellent showing crazing to surface. An excellent example of a very rare American cavalry saber. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 2,500 - 4,500

LOT - 1214 1214 - FINE AMERICAN SILVER HILTED OFFICER’S SABER INSCRIBED “US OF A”, COMPLETE WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 29 - 1/4” Overall Length: 33 - 3/4” For an example of identical hilt, see figure 131 on page 137 of “American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords” by Daniel D. Hartzler. The example shown in the book is stamped “II” and is attributed to John Janvier of New Jersey. This sword is attributed to the same maker. Slightly curved, single-edged unfullered clip point blade, with blued and gilded panels on both sides. The right side features arms motifs and a wreath, while the left side has a large “U S / of / A” inscription as well as flags and floral motifs. The solid silver reverse ‘P’ hilt has a faceted birds head pommel and backstrap. The ivory grip has panels of checkering followed by a fluted section. There is a silver ferrule at the base. The sword is complete with its original black leather scabbard decorated with crosshatched patterns, mounts are silver. CONDITION: Blade retains about 60-70% original blue and gilt finishes with some areas faded or frosted. Polished section has scattered areas of surface rust and an old coat of yellowing lacquer. Hilt retains a mostly dark patina with some bending to quillon. Grip retains a pleasing honey patina some chipping around pommel. Scabbard shows some crazing and losses to surface, mounts retain a spotted grey patina. A very attractive and patriotic silver mounted officer’s sword. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 3,000 - 5,000

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LOT - 1215 1215 - EXTRAORDINARY PHILADELPHIA SILVER HILT WITH ELABORATE REPOUSSE SCABBARD. Blade Length: 31” Overall Length: 36 - 3/4” This sword is featured in figure 38 on page 51 of “American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords” by Daniel D. Hartzler. Ultimate bird-head pommel with a stylized relief four-pointed star surrounded by C-scrolls with graduating bell flowers all in high relief down the backstrap. Deeply engraved knuckle bow with relief Rococo ornamentation, including military motifs and flags and a relief presentation panel. Detailed eagle-head quillion. The languette on the right side bears a sculptured relief patriotic eagle facing toward the right, clinching arrows, while the reverse languette is smooth. Line-decorated silver grip ferrule secures the ivory grip with a checkered panel on the right side. The curved single fuller steel blade is engraved with heavy floral sprays with an American flag and “US of A” on the left side, all designs are gilt washed and traced with blue finish. Black leather scabbard with embossed designed, silver mounts with embossed decoration, top mount with a Lady Liberty, the center with shells surrounding an eagle posed with military arms, and the bottom mount with coordinating sculptured shells and bell flowers with a snake drag. CONDITION: Blade retains perhaps 90% gilt finish on engraved designs on blade and 60% blue finish. Grey overall patina with large areas of heavy brown patina with some pitting and some nicks on edge. Some of acid engraving on lower end of blade pitted. Silver hilt and mounts polished and excellent, showing very light wear and some scattered light marks. Grip retains a yellow patina and has one small chip on bottom, below pommel and one chip along backstrap on left side. Scabbard good with some damage near bottom mount along edge and spine, back has been lined with glued replacement black leather over seams. A gorgeous American silver hilt. PROVENANCE: Ex. Daniel D. Hartzler Collection. DMG 8,000 - 15,000

LOT - 1216 1216 - RARE U.S. MODEL 1807 CONTRACT CAVALRY SABER BY ROSE, WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 34 - 1/2” Overall Length: 40” Only 2,000 of this model were ordered an made by William Rose & Sons in Blockley Township, Pennsylvania. For another identical example, see page 77 of “Swords and Sword Makers of the War of 1812” by Richard H. Bezdek. The slightly curved blade has a single fuller on each side. The top of the spine, near the hilt is stamped “W. ROSE & SONS”. The iron hilt is of the Hussar style and has a black leather wrapped grip secured with twisted brass wire. The sword is complete with its original Hussar scabbard of black leather and iron. CONDITION: Blade very good with light grey patina and some light scattered freckling with dark spots, markings excellent. Hilt retains a dark patina and grip is very good with its original black leather wrap, showing some flaking and crazing to surface. Scabbard very good with some crazing and flaking to surface. Iron mounts and border retain a dark brown patina with some scattered pitting. The survival rate of this model is very low, especially with its original scabbard. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 3,000 - 5,000

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LOT - 1217 1217 - N.P. AMES PRODUCED U.S. MODEL 1840 MOUNTED ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SABER. Blade Length: 32” Overall Length: 37 - 3/4”

1218 - UNITED STATES NAVY 1841 PATTERN OFFICER SWORD. Blade Length: 27 - 1/2” Overall Length: 32 - 1/2”

32” deeply curved blade with single fuller running approximately 3/4 of the length of the blade. Decorated blade with patriotic motifs including an Indian warrior, a torch, an American seal with eagle and “E Pluribus Unum”, and a stand of arms. On right side of blade, intermixed with the decoration, is “N.P. Ames / Cutler / Cabotville.” Cast and chased D guard with florals. Leather grip with single braided brass wire wrap. Scabbard is of the early type sans a throat piece and designed to sit into the recessed guard. CONDITION: Very good. Blade has been cleaned and the edge was cleaned heavily enough that the etching disappears approximately 7” from the guard. Guard has taken on a lovely dark yellow patina with some marks commensurate with use and handling. Grip is very good, complete. Scabbard is very good, now an even brown patina with a few flashes of gilding, most visible in protected areas. Some minor dents in the scabbard on either side of the hanger rings and towards the drag. A nice example of a very rare saber. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. EW. 2,500 - 4,500

LOT - 1218 Scarce example of the standard pattern along with its scabbard. Gilt brass eagle pommel with backstrap. Reverse ‘P’ guard with curve at bottom. Deeply cast and chased floral elements with prominent acorns at quillon ends. Folding oval counterguard, stippled on reverse; obverse with oak leaves and acorns. Standard pipeback blade. Obverse blade etched with “N.P. Ames / Cutler / Springfield” at bottom amid latticework. Designs are foliate, fouled anchor, arms and vines with US shield, American eagle with ribbon, stars and sunburst overhead. Reverse with foliate, “United States Navy,” arms and vines with liberty cap, American eagle, ribbon, stars and sunburst rays. Scabbard black leather with gilt brass mounts. Drag engraved foliate, middle mount with fouled anchor, upper mount with Ames plaque on reverse. CONDITION: Very good. About 90% gilt on hilt. Several slight hairlines to bone grip that is engraved with palmettes, grooved bands and diagonal channels. Grip is tight and stable. Rubbing and loss of gilt on reverse folding guard. Blade smooth metal with good edge and point. Frosting is very thin, but motifs are very visible. Some grey spots in etched sections, a few more above, slightly more on obverse than reverse. About 90% gilt on scabbard mounts. Minor horizontal crack lines across leather finish. Rings and stud in place. Nice detail to stud. A very good example of a hard-to-find regulation USN officer’s sword. SR 2,000 - 2,500

LOT - 1219 1219 - FINE GILT BRASS MEXICAN WAR ERA EAGLE HEAD POMMEL ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 30 - 3/4” Overall Length: 36 - 1/4”

This attractive sword has a slightly curved unfullered blade with long blued panels of engraved and gilt-decorated motifs. The right side features a patriotic splayed eagle holding an “E. PLURIBUS UNUM” banner in its beak as well as floral motifs. The other side decorated en suite with a stand of arms rather than an eagle. Gilt brass reverse ‘P’ hilt with languettes and a forward curved quillon. Cast gilt brass eagles head pommel with integral backstrap. Bone grip with alternating panels of checkering, roping and fluting. The sword is complete with its original gilt brass scabbard engraved with foliate motifs and a large eagle on a stippled ground. CONDITION: Blade retains about 40-50% original bright blue with remainder faded or frosted, retains most of gilt finishes and polished section shows some light frosting and light pitting. Hilt retains 50-60% original gilt finish with wear on backstrap and high edges. Grip shows a chip on the underside, near pommel and some hairline age cracks. Scabbard retains about 90% original gilt finish with some minor wear and thinning. A very attractive sword. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,500 - 2,500

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LOT - 1220 1220 - RARE ROSE BRASS HILTED OFFICER’S SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 29 - 1/2” Overall Length: 34 - 1/4”

Probably circa 1800-1810. For a similar example, see page 94 of “Swords and Sword Maker’s of the War of 1812” by Richard H. Bezdek. Slightly curved blade with false edge and wide partial fuller on each side. Spine stamped deeply “W. ROSE”. Original Moroccan leather washer. Brass reverse ‘P’ hilt with bird head pommel. Ebony grip with bulbous sections and decorated with twisted brass wire. Complete with original black leather scabbard with tooled lines and brass mounts. CONDITION: Blade retains a mottled grey patina with a couple nicks to edge, towards tip. Markings excellent. Hilt retains a dark, unpolished mustard patina. Grip shows some age cracks, loose wire wrap, and some missing wire. Scabbard excellent with some minor cracking and crazing to finish. Mounts retain a patina matching the hilt. A very attractive “Rose” marked sword. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,200 - 1,800

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1221 - LOT OF 2: US MARINE NCO 1830’S SABER AND NAVAL DIRK. Blade Length: (A) 32” (B) 7 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 37 - 3/4” (B) 11 - 1/4”

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Lot consists of: an eagle head saber and small dirk bearing an etched American eagle, both with scabbards. (A) This pattern of saber has been identified as that carried by US Marine NCOs about 1830, made by Widmann and then by Horstmann. This one is Horstmann marked on the underside of the guard. CONDITION: Mellow tone to the gilt pommel, backstrap and guard. Leather grip, binding wire in place. Two or three small wear spots to the leather from palm and finger wear. Subdued blue on either side, slight rubbing upper portion on reverse. Motifs drypoint etched and gold washed. Reverse with two foliate sections, one of crossed cannons with flag and vines. Obverse with arms at bottom and middle, foliate above. Blue terminates with scrolling foliate flame points. Good edge and point. Upper blade grey with dark grey spots. Partial gilt border lines to blue panels. “Warranted” in script above obverse ricasso. Black scabbard good. Minor rubbing. Long drag. No middle mount or sign of one. Upper mount with one ring and stud for frog or crossbelt. Rubbing to blue along back edge of blade. (B) Short midshipman style dirk. Bone hilt. Brass scabbard with two rings. Blade is strongly oval in cross section. Etching includes foliate and arms on one side and foliate with an American eagle with shield on breast and ribbon over head on the other. CONDITION: Scabbard shows rubbing to gilt overall with traces on upper top edge and throat. Bone grip is good, but missing a pommel leaving blade tang and square washer exposed. Guard cast with foliate elements on top, plain on bottom. Blade shows partial blue from rubbing. Dry point etching is good. Gilt is good on lower sections on both sides and in upper section with American eagle. A nice pair of weapons with early US naval connections. SR 1,200 - 1,600

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1222 - LOT OF 4: US 1841 NAVAL CUTLASS AND THREE ARTILLERY SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 20 - 3/4” (B) 19” (C) 19 - 1/4” (D) 20 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 26” (B) 24 3/4” (C) 25 - 1/4” (D) 26 - 1/4” Lot consists of: one US 1841 Pattern US Navy cutlass and three 1832 pattern artillery short swords, one dated 1841 with its waist belt and one with an etched blade. (A) Navy cutlass marked “USN 1843” on reverse ricasso. Obverse ricasso showing partial NP Ames and Springfield stamps, rubbed on right. Rack number 80 on underside of guard. Numbered 16 in script and 62 in punch dots on exterior of knuckle guard. CONDITION: Blade is bright with good edge and point. Light staining at ricasso. Comes with mismatched scabbard that seems to be for an 1855 saber LOT - 1222 bayonet, which shows scuffing but is solid. (B) 1832 Pattern artillery sword and scabbard. Ricasso with Weyersburg king’s head stamp. Otherwise unmarked. Possibly a Horstmann import intended for a different retailer and left unmarked. (See Thillmann, US Army Swords.) In this case the blade is an unfullered 1841 style. CONDITION: Age patina to brass hilt. Blade with good edge and point. Bright with scattered gray spots, some brown at base. Hilt and scabbard mounts with traces of gilt. Minor cracking to scabbard finish, but scabbard is solid. (C) 1832 Artillery short sword with scabbard and belt. Very clear “Eagle/ NP Ames / Springfield” and “United States / 1841 / WS” blade stamps. White buff belt with interlocking round US buckle. CONDITION: Very good. Blade is bright metal with scattered gray spots, good edge and point. Scabbard excellent. Belt very good with just small split at top of frog pocket at stud hole. (D) Etched blade 1832 pattern short sword as privately purchased lodge sword. Partial “NP Ames” and “1843” stamps visible. Floral etching with partial designation visable. “... / No. 3 / Prvidence (sic) R.I.” CONDITION: Fair to poor. Nicely cast hilt bearing some gilt. Corrosion on blade obscures much of the etching, but a partially visible crest on one side might make further identification possible. Several 1844 dated examples from Massachusetts lodges are known and pictured in Thillmann. A nice study collection of these weapons. 1,000 - 2,000

LOT - 1223 1223 - SCARCE US MEDICAL STAFF SWORD WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 29 - 3/4” Overall Length: 34 - 1/8” Regulation US army pattern 1840 sword for surgeons and assistant surgeons. Standard pattern with gilt brass hilt with deeply cast floral elements, pineapple/urn finial, round cartouche with American eagle on either side of the grip, scrolling foliate crossguard, blank stippled langet reverse; obverse with raised Old English silvered “MS” over six stars. Blade etched with floral motifs, American eagle with motto scroll on one side, “M.S.” on the other in panel with floral and pointed ends. CONDITION: Very good. Hilt shows age brass patina but with much gilt remaining in lower sections of the casting. Gilt and silver strong on the obverse langet. Blade bright with good edge and point. Some graying. Frosting is gray, emphasizing the etched motifs. Gilt brass scabbard with aged patina, but gilt showing in recesses of floral mounts. Mounts are cast with floral motifs on both sides. Upper two rings and middle single ring are present. A scarce US regulation sword carried not only by medical staff at general hospitals but in the field as well by medical staff at the regimental level. (SR) 1,000 - 2,000

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1224 - LOT OF 3: MILITIA OFFICER’S SWORDS AND US DIPLOMATIC SWORD. Blade Length: (A) 30 - 1/4” (B) 29 - 1/2” (C) 31” Overall Length: (A) 36” (B) 35 1/4” (C) 36 - 1/4” Lot consists of two officer’s or militia swords dating 1840 to 1860 with brass mounts, bone grips and brass scabbards, and one German-made American diplomatic sword, likely later nineteenth century. (A) Militia or staff officer sword. Pommel is cast in the form of a perched eagle LOT - 1224 with an American shield on its chest, holding one end of the knuckleguard chain in its beak. Bone grip in oval in cross section, carved with checkering, grooves, and palmette at base. Crossguard is flat with shell quillon terminals, faced front and back with a deeply cast and chased spread-winged eagle peering through a wreath. Knuckleguard chain is secured on the end of one shell through an integral loop. Blade is straight, double-edged and evenly tapering to steeper spear point. A narrow central fuller runs about 15” out from the guard with a frosted etched panel terminating in leaves just beyond it. Obverse etching has a petal at bottom, crossed cannon with crossed flags above with a second display of arms, two lances with pennons entwined with vines and a superimposed liberty cap, with floral scrolls above and below. The reverse has the same sequence of motifs, but with a shield superimposed on the two lances rather than a liberty cap. Scabbbard has two upper rings and stud, along with middle ring. Engraved with floral motifs that include two diamonds among the leaves. CONDITION: Blade is bright with vivid etching on thin frosting. Edge and point are good. Grip is good with no checks or cracks. Brass hilt shows gilt in recessed areas. Scabbard has about 70% bright gilt with rubbing on the reverse. (B) Knight’s head pommel with bone grip having raised ribs and columns, chain knuckleguard extends from the base of the helmet to the upturned quillon of the flat S-shaped crossguard featuring a downturned counterguard cast with an American eagle superimposed on rays of the sun. Blade is ovoid, etched on the obverse with oakleaves and acorns at bottom, leafy vine at top, with trophy of arms and American eagle with ribbon in its beak as the central motifs. Reverse etched with lower panel of oak leaves and acorns, upper section of leafy vines, and central motif of lances crossed with a pole carrying a liberty cap. Brass scabbard with two carrying rings and frog stud in the shape of shield. Deep floral engraving at throat and either ring, and for five inches from button finial drag. Edge of scabbard bordered with recurring half circles. CONDITION: Scabbard is dark with two very minor dents on reverse. Brass hilt has dark patina. Counterguard medium. Blade is smooth metal. Tip is rounded. Frosting is very thin. Scattered grey area. Some darker spots near the tip. (C) A German made American diplomatic sword. Likely late 1800’s. Narrow, single edged tapering small sword blade with delicate gold colored hilt. Urn pommel with leaves. Spiral grooved grip with separate coiled wire in the channels. Deeply cast and chased floral motifs on the guard. Counterguard is downturned and openwork with arms of the US, eagle, shield, arrows and olive branch. Stamped on reverse ricasso, “Deutscher Offizier-Verein Berlin” (“German officer’s club, Berlin”) a known supplier of edged weapons. Etched for 11-1/2” with floral and geometric motifs and a central stand of arms and flags. Scabbard is black leather with long upper mount and drag, deep cursory floral elements on the obverse of each. CONDITION: Scabbard has some crackling and finish loss with one bend. Hilt shows some bright gilt in the recesses, particularly on the reverse. Blade has good edge and point, some dark spots at ricasso, about 10” up from the base of the blade on some of the floral etching, and again 5” and 9” from the point. 1,000 - 1,400

1225 - CAVALRY OR MOUNTED INFANTRY OFFICER’S SABER WITH SCABBARD AND GILL BLADE. Blade Length: 30 - 1/4” Overall Length: 34 - 3/4”

LOT - 1225

This high quality sword is English made for the American market and closely follows the British Pattern 1796 saber. The single edged slightly curved blade has a wide shallow fuller on each side. Both sides are decorated with long shaped panels of blue with gold washed engraved designs. The right side features a Federal eagle with an “E. PRURIBUS UNUM” banner in its beak, cannons, flags, and foliate scrolls. Ricasso stamped “G” for Gill and also inscribed “Warranted”. The other side shows stands of arms, a liberty cap, and floral motifs. The iron reverse P hilt has languettes and a faceted knucklebow. Bird head pommel with a leather wrapped grip decorated with twisted steel wire. Complete with its original iron scabbard with portion of leather hanger still attached. CONDITION: Blade retains about 60-70% bright blue, gilt and polished surfaces with some minor thinning, frosting, and flaking. Hilt retains a grey patina with a few areas of minor pitting and languette on right side removed or broken during period of use. Grip excellent with minor scuffing. Scabbard cleaned to a grey patina with some scattered darker spots and minor dents. An attractive War of 1812 period saber. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 800 - 1,200

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1226 - EAGLE HEAD POMMEL ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SABER WITH EXCELLENT BLADE AND SCABBARD. Blade Length: 31” Overall Length: 36 - 1/2”

LOT - 1226

The curved single fullered blade is decorated with long fire-blued panels with gilt decorated designs of stands of arms, patriotic eagles, and shields, liberty caps, and floral motifs. A portion of the edge on both sides is gilded, right side of ricasso marked “Warranted”. Silver plated brass reverse ‘P’ hilt with eagle head pommel and knuckle bow with alternating stars and faceted balls. Fluted bone grip. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with silver plated brass mounts. CONDITION: Blade retains about 80-90% original polish, blue, and gilt finish with some areas with light flaking or scattered frosting. Hilt retains generous traces of silver plating in protected areas, otherwise having a dark mustard patina. Scabbard very good with some flaking to finish and crazing. Mounts retain 20-30% silver plating, otherwise having an unpolished mustard patina. An attractive eagle pommel saber with a very nice and high condition blade. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 800 - 1,500

1227 - LOT OF 4: EAGLE POMMEL MILITIA OFFICER’S SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 30 - 3/4” (B) 30 - 1/2” (C) 28 - 1/4” (D) 27 - 7/8” Overall Length: (A) 35 - 7/8” (B) 35 - 1/4” (C) 33 - 1/4” (D) 32 - 7/8” Lot consists of four American eagle pommel swords typical of those carried by militia officers in the 1830’s and 1840’s. All four are straight bladed, spadroon style with brass hilts and single downturned obverse counterguards with cast designs. (A) Figural knuckle guard with Arms of the US eagle on counterguard. Ribbed bone grip, rectangular with rounded edges. LOT - 1227 Blade etched for 11” with floral scrolls and crossed banners. Drypoint etched “WWH&S” on one side and “Philadelphia” on the other for Horstmann. Scabbard has geometric and floral engraving above and below sling rings. Scabbard has frog stud as well. CONDITION: Very good. Clean blade with visible etching. Hilt and scabbard show some silver wash, indicating intended use by infantry officer. (B) Floral knuckle guard, double curved. Checkered bone grip slabs Back strap and under band delicately cast and chased with floral designs as is the ferrule. Arms of the US with wreath on counterguard. Blue and gilt blade. Three small floral designs and one small panoply of arms on either side are gold washed. Scabbard is plain, dark brass, with two rings and stud. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade is bright with vivid blue and gilt. Small grey spot on scrolling terminus of blue on the obverse. Some slight brown coming up from underneath on either side at ricasso. (C) Ribbed bone grip. Counterguard cast with Roman cuirass and trumpet. Blade bright etched with trophy of arms and flags on either side for 9”. Obverse with “WHH&S” in scroll. Reverse with “Philadelphia.” Back edge etched with flowering vine. CONDITION: Brass hilt is dark. Slight lateral bow to knuckle guard. Small very minor chips to upper edge of grip at pommel on obverse. Etching very visible. Some small grey spotting toward tip. Scabbard is fair. Leather shows scuffs. Mounts dark, but upper mount with ring and stud shows traces of silver wash. (D) White bone grip. Reverse P guard with plain knuckle guard. Indian princess, globe, anchor, horn of plenty, eagle, US flags and other elements are crowded onto the counterguard. Blade is blued for 12” with floral scroll terminus. Three gilt washed drypoint etched motifs on either side; two floral and one trophy of arms. Scabbard with two upper rings and stud at throat with single ring on middle mount. Obverse engraved US at throat, impressive eagle with E Pluribus Unum ribbon and tall raised wings between the mounts. Leaf and scrolling vine design from lower mount to drag. CONDITION: Some dark grey areas to upper blade, but no freckling or pitting. Nicely worked detail to backstrap, under band and ferrule of grip. Scabbard is very good with 90% gold wash on obverse and 80 percent on reverse, with most rubbing at throat. The eagle on the scabbard is particularly impressive. 800 - 1,500

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1228 - LOT OF 3: AMERICAN AND IMPORTED SABERS, INCLUDING ANCIENT AND HONORABLE ARTILLERY. Blade Length: (A) 32” (B) 35 1/4” (C) 29” Overall Length: (A) 38” (B) 41 1/2” (C) 34 - 3/8” Lot consists of: three sabers with etched blades. (A) Non-regulation Clauber made saber on the British 1822 pattern. Steel hilt with branch guard, backstrap, wire bound, sharkskin wrapped grip. Wire is central twisted strand with two border strands. Obverse etched with palmette at bottom. Display of arms above with drums, flags, halberd, and American shield. Two long sections of leafy vines above with central, LOT - 1228 spread-winged American eagle with E Pluribus Unum ribbon. Reverse has W. Clauberg, Solingen and standing knight on ricasso with same series of etched panels but with oval shield in stand of arms and US in place of the eagle positioned between the extended vines panels. Etched “IRON PROOF” on back of blade near guard. Steel scabbard with brass rings and bands. CONDITION: Excellent. Hilt has minor age toning to steel. Grip excellent. Red pad in place under guard. Etching vivid on good frosting. A very few tiny age spots, hardly noticeable on the nice etching. Very good edge and point. Scabbard shows dull silver gray, with darker gray areas and a few brown spots. Medium bright brass ring mounts. Two or three minor dings near drag. (B) Horstmann and Sons, Philadelphia marked British 1821 pattern saber for the American market. Steel hilt with backstrap with checkered thumbrest. Sharkskin wrap with wire binding. Blade has narrow kilij style back edge near point. Wyersberg blade stamp on obverse along with etched Horstmann panel, extended acorn and oakleaf branch, US Shield on panoply of arms, US eagle with shield and ribbon, conical tent with flag, terminating in leafy branch. Obverse etched with similar foliate motifs top and bottom. Central motifs are “C.T.” etched in a wreath, Indian with raised tomahawk, eagle with arrows, olive branch, ribbon and stars overhead with sunburst rays. Same saber as First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry and the “C.T.” is usually taken to be a shortened form of the title: “City Troop.” Comes with early style white saber knot of thin buff leather. CONDITION: Overall very good. Steel hilt has dark sections mixed with gray. Interior of counterguard show some leather adhering indicating there might have been an inner pad. Blade frosting is thin, but etching is strong. Good edge and point. Bright metal. Wire wrap is central coiled strand with plan border strands. One section of the coiled strand is missing and some of the border wire is loose. Scabbard has rubbing to brown between rings showing some gray there and at throat. Otherwise good smooth metal with no dents. Inventory number “40” on small piece of tape at upper ring band. (C) Brass hilted saber with two branches and a flat openwork scrolling inner guard, bird’s head pommel, backstrap, black leather grip bound with twisted brass wire. Blade is curved, single edged, etched in panel in the center of the reverse, “Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co. 1638.” Sabbard is brown leather with brass upper and middle mounts and drag. Carrying rings on both mounts with stud on the upper mount as well. CONDITION: Very good. Hilt has good tone to brass and no dents. Wire is complete. Grip leather shows wear and finish loss. Blade has good edge and point. Even steel gray in color. Two dark gray areas on obverse and brown at point. Reverse clear etching, minor age spots, but some brown at point also. Scabbard is solid with good color and finish to the leather and nice patina to the brass that matches the hilt. Drag is a bit loose. (SR) 700 - 1,200

LOT - 1229 1229 - STARR CONTRACT 1812-1813 CAVALRY SABER. Nathan Starr contracted for 5,000 horsemen’s sabers in 1812. Minor changes were introduced after the first 1,000 and the contract eventually expanded to 10,000 of this modified pattern. Standard configuration, wood hilt, iron guard, leather covered wood grip. See Peterson, number 29. Proofmark obverse at base of blade, P/ HHP/ N. STARR with small circle underneath, “P” on knuckleguard. CONDITION: Blade is smooth gray metal mixed with dark gray. Good tip, but minor nicks to edge starting ten inches from tip and scattered freckling on reverse about nine inches from tip. Hilt is tight. Pommel, backstrap, and knuckleguard are smooth but brown. Markings are crisp. Leather grip wrap is replaced. 600 - 800

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1230 - ATTRACTIVE AMERICAN EAGLE HEAD POMMEL OFFICER’S SWORD WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 31” Overall Length: 36”

LOT - 1230

This attractive circa 1820-1830 sword has three eagles depicted on it. The straight tapered single edged blade has a single fuller and long blued panels with engraved and gilt-washed decoration. The right side features a patriotic eagle with an “E. PLURIBUS UNUM” banner in its beak, an Indian princess, and a Liberty cap with a stand of arms. The other side has a patriotic shield with Liberty cap and polearms as well as a quiver with arrows. The gilt-brass reverse ‘P’ hilt has relief chased and engraved languettes featuring foliate motifs. The knucklebow terminates in the eagles open beak and the chased feather extend the entire length of the backstrap. The bone grip has panels of gadrooning, rings, and other designs. Complete with its original gilt brass scabbard engraved on the front with foliate scrolls and a splayed American eagle holding an American shield. CONDITION: Blade retains about 70-80% original fire blue finish and most of the gilt wash. Some areas frosted or flaked and now have a heavier patina. Hilt retains 50-60% gilt finish. Grip shows some separation from backstrap due to warping and shrinkage and has a minor hairline cracks and a very small chip on underside of pommel. Scabbard shows some shallow denting and retains 80-90% original gilt finish, minor crack near throat and one throat screw absent. A very attractive American officers sword. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 600 - 900 1231 - LOT OF THREE N. STARR SWORDS WITH SCABBARDS. Blade Length: (A) 33 - 7/8” (B) 32” (C) 26” Overall Length: (A) 39” (B) 37 1/4” (C) 31 - 3/8” Lot consists of (A) Scarce Model 1812 cavalry saber, blade stamped “P/OA/N. STARR/ US” on right side of ricasso. Standard configuration with reverse P-hilted birds head pommel and leather wrapped grip. Complete with its original scabbard. CONDITION: Blade retains a light grey patina LOT - 1231 with some scattered spotting. Markings are excellent. Hilt retains a dark brown patina. Grip very good with some losses to surface. Scabbard shows a mix of black paint and brown patina, with some minor denting. (B) Starr Model 1818 cavalry saber of standard configuration, complete with its original scabbard. CONDITION: Blade has been polished, markings are excellent. Hilt and scabbard retain a dark heavy brown patina. Grip shows some minor losses and crazing. (C) Starr Model 1818 NCO sword with scabbard of standard configuration with straight blade with standard markings. Stirrup hilt and birds head pommel. Leather wrapped grip. Complete with its original iron scabbard with hanging stud near top. CONDITION: Blade shows sharpening marks and scattered areas of dark spotting with a few nicks to edge. Markings very good. Hilt retains a mostly dark brown patina with some traces of original black finish. Grip shows some crazing overall. Scabbard retains about half of its original black finish, the remainder turned to a dark brown patina. A few dents and missing the strip of iron at the drag. DMG 600 - 1,200

1232 - LOT OF 2: 1840 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 32 - 3/4” (B) 32 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 38 - 1/4” (B) 38 - 1/4 LOT - 1232 Lot consists of: Two US regulation 1840 pattern office’s swords of standard configuration, one with regulation scabbard, one with an associated engraved brass scabbard. (A) Age patina to hilt with bright gilt in recessed or hidden areas. Etched blade with NP Ames Cutler Cabotville address at base of blade obverse. Bright etched motifs include American eagle with ribbon and stars, liberty cap on pole, Tecumseh with raised tomahawk, US, etc. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Just some grey spotting to bright blade for last 11” to tip. A little greying to edge 7” from base of blade obverse. Etching very visible. Scabbard regulation black leather with brass mounts. Leather with good color and gilt to brass. Name “I. Swayze” cut in surface of leather scabbard lower obverse. Both mounts a little loose. (B) Unmarked 1840 officer sword. Age patina to hilt. CONDITION: Good. Blade has standard etching of floral, military and patriotic motifs, visible but obscured by blade greying. Some dark grey spots. Dark grey and shallow pitting at point. Good edge and tip. Scabbard is engraved brass with two carrying rings and stud. Engraving is floral at drag and rings. Crescent and dot border. 10-15% gold wash, the rest age darkened brass. Sword fits, but scabbard is typical of militia scabbards of the period. A good pair of the regulation US army officer swords of the Mexican War. (SR). PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 500 - 800

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1233 - INSCRIBED 1840 MEDICAL STAFF OFFICER SABER. Blade Length: (A) 30” Overall Length: (A) 35 - 3/4”

LOT - 1233

Regulation pattern 1840 medical staff officer’s sword and scabbard. Gilt brass pommel of standard configuration, with floral cast elements, pineapple finial and oval panels in the grip, the obverse filled with an eagle. The reverse blank. Old English “MS” with stars on obverse languette. Reverse languette inscribed “H.P. Mathewson / Surgeon / USV.” Oval etched blade with floral designs, panoply of arms, American eagle and motto ribbon reverse. Obverse with floral motifs and “United States Medical Staff.” Gold washed brass scabbard with mounts cast with floral motifs on the obverse. No maker or dealer marks. Harley Phillips Mathewson of Vermont was appointed Assistant Surgeon of Volunteers from Vermont 1/7/63 and Surgeon US Volunteers 3/28/65. Breveted Lt. Colonel US Vols. 10/3/65 for faithful and meritorious service during the war. Mustered out of Volunteer Service 10/7/65. He served the Van Buren Hospital at Millken’s Bend, Louisiana, April to August 1863; on the hospital steamer Charles McDougall August to December 1863. From that time, with a brief stint on board another hospital steamer in April and May 1864, he was at the Jefferson General Hospital in Indiana, and in June 1865 was Chief Surgeon, 2nd District, Dept. of Kentucky at Bowling Green. He died in 1901 and is buried at Arlington. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade bright with visible etching on frosted panels. Much gilt on hilt and gold wash on scabbard. A couple of minor dark spots on upper edge of grip near guard where one’s thumb would rest. A very nicely identified US army surgeon’s regulation sword. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 500 - 800

1234 - FINE MOUNTED ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 32 - 1/4” Overall Length: 36 - 3/4”

LOT - 1234

Slightly curved highly polished blade with single partial fuller and long shaped blue panels on each side. The right side features a patriotic shield with arms and a liberty cap and at the ricasso inscribed “P. Veradel”. The other side has a stand of arms and foliate motifs, ricasso inscribed “Solingen”. Plain brass reverse ‘P’ hilt with languettes and bird head pommel. Bone grip with sections of checkering and other decorations. Complete with original brass scabbard. CONDITION: Blade retains nearly all of original bright polish and about 80% original bright blue and gold wash. Some wear below fuller from scabbard and some minor frosting. Hilt polished bright. Grip with the rear portion replaced with composite, otherwise showing some hairline age cracks. Scabbard polished and with some denting and a small crack on the back. A very attractive sword. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 400 - 600

1235 - LOT OF 2: 1840 FOOT OFFICER’S AND 1818 NCO SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 32” (B) 25 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 38 - 1/2” (B) 30 - 1/2”

LOT - 1235

Lot consists of: Two regulation US Army swords. (A) Ames made and marked 1840 pattern officer’s sword. The regulation side arm for US infantry officers in the Mexican War. Gilt brass hilt with foliate globular pommel and knuckleguard with central cast floral motif. Folding knuckleguard. Spadroon blade with etched floral motifs, American eagle with motto banner overhead, Ames firm name and address above palmette at base of blade. Back edge is vine etched. Reverse etched with floral scrolls and arms, central “U.S.” with stars and palmette borders. CONDITION: Very good. Strong gilt to hilt. Minor rubbing to upper surfaces both counterguards. Blade with good edge and tip, but showing some greying. Obverse etching visible, but some loss of detail. Reverse etching brighter and stronger. Scabbard excellent. Minor age cracks to overall very good finish. Age patina to brass mounts. Nice Pinned leaf mount to upper frog hook has slight play. (B) 1818 pattern noncommissioned officer’s sword. Nathan Starr contracted for 4,000, delivered in 1819 and 1820. Straight, single edge blade with fuller and rudimentary false edge. Iron hilt with backstrap, guard pierced for sword knot. CONDITION: Poor to fair. Blade and iron hilt show deep pitting overall, grey mixed with dark brown on blade. Hilt brown with some grey on the backstrap. “US” over “P” proofs are visible at obverse base of blade. Wood grip good. No leather wrap. (SR). PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 300 - 500

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LOT - 1236 1236 - FANTASTIC CASED PRESENTATION GRADE U.S. MODEL 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S SABER WITH TWO SCABBARDS. Blade Length: 32 - 1/8” Overall Length: 38 - 1/2” This outstanding cased set comprises a very high-end, presentation grade US Model 1850 Staff and Field Sword with Clauberg marked blade and Tomes, Son & Melvain retailer address, accompanied by two superb scabbards, one bright and one browned, both with deeply cast and chased brass mounts. (A) The sword pommel features an impressive, deeply chased, perched eagle with eyes formed of red semi-precious stone eyes that also ring the edge of the pommel cap. Guard has floral motifs, but of oak leaves and acorns that entwine the cut-out US are are deeply chased on the inside of the guard as well as the outside. The quillon terminates in an eagle head as well. The silver grip is spiral ribbed with gilt wire in the channel. The interior of the guard is engraved with scrolling vines of punch dots, and fans of feather. The feathers on the back of the quillon eagle head extend down onto the upper counterguard. Blade is etched and gold washed for background and highlighting. Obverse with panoply of arms at base, floral scrolls top and bottom. Central panel is etched battle scene with gilt wash forming skyline. On an open plain with scattered trees officers lead opposing lines of battle with billows of smoke from muskets and cannon, mounted officer gestures with swords, flags are raised, wounded litter the ground. Reverse has Clauberg trademark on ricasso. Etched panels used gold wash for background and highlighting. Panoply of arms at bottom, scrolling foliate US amid floral elements above. Dynamically posed diving eagle with E Pluribus Unum etched ribbon in its beak plunges down with sunburst flamboyant ray borders. Remaining blade shows bright with good edge and point. Backstrap etched with vine and “Iron Proof” with gold wash. Scabbards have similar, but not identical heavily cast and deeply chased gilt brass mounts. (B) Bright steel body. Plain trumpet throat with cast scroll border. Upper and middle ring mounts have heavily cast foliate scroll borders with US shields. Upper band with eagle in circular wreath at center. Flowered and stippled background with plain scroll at top for engraving. Middle mount with panoply of arms at center of wreath, geometric and floral motifs above and below. Lower mount with standing soldier at parade rest on bayoneted musket, two flags behind, joined at tops with wreath of victory, floral scrolls and stippling. Reverse of mounts with geometric engraving on middle and drag, floral scrolls on upper. Drag with deeply cast floral motifs. Small US shield at center on obverse. Carrying rings are serrated as coils or rope. (C) Browned steel body. Trumpet throat with cast floral border as on bright scabbard, but throat is engraved. Similar deeply cast and chased eagle and wreath, but plain rectangular panel above and chevron below. Middle mount with background of inverted interlocking chevrons and stippling. Panoply of arms with spears crossed with sword and superimposed scroll banner. Lower mount with same soldier, floral and stippled background, round panel at top, half-chevron at bottom separating flower petal on stippling above from small circles with dots at lower right. Blank shield and floral scroll on reverse upper mount, middle mount with interlocking inverted chevrons, lower mount with Star with US inside, American eagle with motto ribbon, US shield, terminates at bottom with floral scrolls. Drag with heavily cast and chased floral drags. Plain shield on center obverse. (D) Case. Rectangular, sloping top. Wood, covered in thin brown leather on top and sides. Dark brown on bottom. Good hinge. Key hole lock. No key. Interior blue velvet lined, form fitted bottom. Underside lined in blue silk. CONDITION: Excellent. Original bright gilt and gold wash throughout. Delicate drypoint etched battle scene and details of other motifs. All red semi-precious stones in place. Remarkably detailed and deep chasing to the cast elements. The only fault we can find is a slight bit of grey on the right obverse edges of the deeply cast wreaths of the middle mounts of the scabbards where the rings are attached. The leather cover of the case has expected scuffs and stains, but no tears or losses. The blue velvet bottom lining shows some slight, appropriate wear. The blue silk lid lining matches in color, and has light wear with just one or two short runs. The underlying padding from feel is the correct period uneven wadding usual in case linings of the period. This is a superior cased Civil War set worthy of the finest collection. (SR) 6,000 - 10,000

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1237 - SCARCE U.S. MODEL 1840 CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER BY AMES. Blade Length: 35 - 3/4” Overall Length: 41 - 3/4” US Regulation 1840 pattern cavalry officer’s saber. Used in the Mexican War and early Indian Wars on the plains, but also preferred by some Civil War cavalry officers for its heavier blade and construction. Gilt brass hilt, wire bound leather grip, etched blade with pad in place under guard. Blade etched with Ames maker address on reverse, military and floral motifs, liberty cap on pole among trophy of arms, mounted officer with bicorne hat, foliate US, Indian with raised tomahawk. Obverse etched with vines and branches, oak leaves and acorns, display of arms with US flag. CONDITION: Very good with gilt remaining in recessed areas of cast floral designs in hilt. Some rubbing to upper pommel face, outside of upper branch, etc. Leather and wire of grip are in place and tight. Edge and point are good. Metal is bright with thin frosting, very visible etching on both flats and along back edge. A couple of small grey spots on reverse. Thin scattered grey on obverse near base and one spot near termination of frosting. None affect the visibility or legibility of the etching. Browned scabbard is very good. No dents or dings. Rings, drag and throat in place. A very good example of a regulation US cavalry saber. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 10,000 - 20,000

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LOT - 1238 1238 - SCARCE NEW ORLEANS ATTRIBUTED AMERICAN SILVER-HILTED HORSEMAN’S SABER. Blade Length: 36” Overall Length: 41 - 1/4” For a nearly identical example, see figure 579 on page 641 of “American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords” by Daniel D. Hartzler. Hartzler attributes these swords to New Orleans, Louisiana manufacture, as they have French style hilts. The extremely long, curved, single edged blade has a wide shallow fuller and a narrow deep fuller above. There are shaped blued panels with gilt decoration on both sides. The right side is engraved with floral motifs, Lady Liberty, a mounted cavalry officer, and a “WARRANTED” banner. The other side shows floral motifs, a splayed eagle with “UNITED / STATES” banner and a stand of arms. There is also a “WOOLEY / DEAKON” banner and an acanthus leaf at the ricasso. The solid silver stirrup-hilt is in the French taste and has a knuckle-turned quillon. The hollow knucklebow has a faceted ovoid section in the center surrounded by a ball on each side. French pommel fluted on top with a faceted section below. Grip is of ivory and has checkered panels on each side and fluted sections on the top and bottom. CONDITION: Blade retains a spotted grey patina with some areas of heavy corrosion, washing out some areas of engraved decoration. Much of the gilt remains in engraved designs and some areas show generous amounts of original blue finish. Hilt retains a mellow patina with some darker areas and minor denting. Original capstan has been replaced with a brass capstan. Grip has a pleasing dark honey patina with some minor chipping and some age cracks. A very attractive and scarce American silver-hilted cavalry saber. DMG 3,000 - 5,000

LOT - 1239 1239 - 1840-1860 MILITIA STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD. Blade Length: 30 - 3/4” Overall Length: 37 - 3/4” Made by Ames, this sword had a bright gilt brass knight’s head pommel with gilt wire bound Mother of Pearl grips with gilt brass back and under straps. Chain knuckleguard, deeply cast and chased floral crossguard. Blade is the 1832/34 style, straight, double edged, with central fuller. Etched with oak leaves, acorns and scrolling floral motifs along with arms, crossed flags and eagle with upraised wings and motto banner overhead. Ames firm etching partially visible in an oval under reverse languette. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Frosting is good and etching vivid, though there are some thin grey spots. Upper blade bright with some scattered grey spots and a few darker grey 2” from tip on obverse. Nice bright gilt remaining on pommel, just some rubbing on backstrap and decorated ferrule that also has one tiny dent. Scabbard with bright gold wash, floral engraving at ring mounts and above rectangular drag with raised base ring. Identified as a militia staff officer’s sword for convenience by Peterson and followed by collectors, this pattern could have been carried by an officer of any rank with the means and good taste to own it. (SR). PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,200 - 1,800 1240 - LOT OF 2: CIVIL WAR M1840 U.S. CAVALRY SABERS BY TIFFANY. Blade Length: (A) 36” (B) 35 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 41 - 1/4” (B) 41” Lot consists of: (A) M1840 cavalry saber affectionately known as “Old Wristbreaker.” Maker marked on ricasso: “TIFFANY & CO. / NEW YORK, LOT - 1240 reverse stamped “P.D.L.” for P.D. Luneschloss of Solingen, Germany. He was one of Europe’s leading sword makers of the period and his blades were imported by Tiffany & Company throughout the war. Markings are deep and visible. CONDITION: Blade is overall mix of grey and only the lightest mossing with two barely discernible nicks with no rust and leather washer not present. Iron hilt is symmetrical and tight with original leather grip and wire wrap present. Mottled grey colored iron scabbard displays one slight door pinch and fits saber properly. (B) M1840 cavalry saber and original scabbard. Maker marked on ricasso: “TIFFANY & CO. / NEW YORK, reverse stamped “P.D.L.”. CONDITION: Blade is grey overall with no rust and a few nicks felt. Leather washer is not present. Iron scabbard has no dents and fits scabbard perfectly. VERY GOOD. 1,000 - 1,500

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1241 - LOT OF 2: AMES ARTILLERY AND SHEBLE AND FISHER CAVALRY SABER. Sheble and Fisher enlisted sabers are considered scarce. See Thillmann’s “Cavalry and Artillery Sabers,” for a full discussion. This is their 1840 style with brass hilt, wire bound leather grip and 1840 style blade bearing a partially visible “Sheble and Fisher / Philada.” maker stamp on the reverse ricasso. Scabbard has a screw fastened throat indicative of LOT - 1241 a European import scabbard and Thillmann illustrates a different style with a “Philadelphia” drag, but Sheble and Fishers often show up in scabbards of this type and it may be correct. The sword is not inspected and US contracts have not been found, but Thillmann feels they may still come to light. CONDITION: Sword is very good with full wrap and wire on hilt with medium patina to brass and minor age stains. Leather washer in place under the guard. Blade is very good. In the bright and showing original cross polishing at the base. Blade stamp is light in the center. The first inch of the blade, including the ricasso has a mixed brown and grey stain on either side. The point is good. The edge has just two miniscule nicks that are visible only on the closest inspection. Scabbard is good with thin brown lacquer. One small dent on obverse eight inches from tip. Throat shows silver grey with small “S” on upper edge and may be replaced. The screw was replaced with rivet or flattened. Some signs of solder. (B) Ames Model 1840 light artillery saber with near mint condition blade. Brass hilt with undisturbed age patina, “ADK” inspector mark on guard, full wire and leather wrap, leather washer in place. Crisp “US / J.C.W. / 1865” blade stamp on obverse ricasso. Ames company scroll stamp on reverse. CONDITION: Blade is bright with mirror finish and cross polishing visible. Two very small spots of freckling 5” from guard on obverse. Three miniscule nicks to edge more evident to the touch than the eye. A pair of very good, regulation pattern Civil War US enlisted sabers. 800 - 1,200

1242 - NON-REGULATION IMPORT OFFICER’S SABER. Blade Length: 35 - 1/2” Overall Length: 41” LOT - 1242 A non-regulation Civil War officer’s saber modeled on the British light cavalry saber of the 1820’s, but with the later more robust blade, imported for retail sale by James Smith of New York. Sharkskin grip with triple binding wire. Pommel cast with backstrap and deep floral motifs. Branched guard. Red blade pad in place. Brass “proof” disk inset at ricasso at center of six-pointed star, a British mark often forged by German suppliers. Obverse etched with eagle atop crossed stars and stripes flag and flag with “US” in canton. Floral motifs at bottom. Reverse etched with “J.S. Smith New York” on ricasso. Entwined foliate US, stand of arms with the same two flags and eagle overhead but with US shield superimposed. CONDITION: Very good. Frosting is thin, but motifs are readily visible. Good edge and point. Smooth metal, steel grey with some dark grey spots, more on obverse than reverse. Hilt is very nice. Wrap and wire are complete. Brass has even mellow patina. Steel scabbard with steel throat and drag, floral brass middle mounts with rings.Three creases to scabbard body on obverse. Two on reverse. Medium age patina to brass. Body dark brown mixed with grey, but smooth metal. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 700 - 1,000

1243 - LOT OF 3: SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 31 - 1/4” (B) 32 - 1/2” (C) 28 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 35 - 1/2” (B) 38 - 3/4” (C) 34 - 1/2” Lot consists of: three American brass hilt swords. (A) Philadelphia style brass hilt with reverse ‘P’ guard, birdshead pommel, cursory grip delineation, short langets. Blade is etched with Horstmann firm name, floral scrolls, American LOT - 1243 eagle with motto banner, US, etc. CONDITION: Good. Blade has good edge and point. Grey spots and stains to blade obscuring details of etching that still shows bright. Scabbard is good, full length, sharkskin, with brass drag and throat stud. Fixed in good narrow brown buff leather frog. Hilt has remains of old police evidence sticker. (B) 1840 NCO with 1862 date and scabbard. CONDITION: Good to very good. Hilt with medium tone. US / AHC / 1862 stamps visible. No maker stamp. Likely Ames. Blade bright and smooth showing cross polish, but small edge nicks. Black leather scabbard very good with brass mounts matching hilt. (C) 1840 pattern musician sword and scabbard. Regulation pattern. Bright blade. Clear US / GW / 1864 blade stamp and Ames scroll address with some cross polishing visible. CONDITION: Very good. Just a piece of the blade pad. Nice matching medium patina to hilt and scabbard mounts. Solid scabbard with good finish. Shallow dents to reverse of mounts. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 400 - 600 110

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1244 - CIVIL WAR OFFICERS SWORD. Blade Length: 34 - 1/2” Overall Length: 40 - 1/2”

LOT - 1244

34 - 1/2” gently curving blade with partial double fullers running for approximately 3/4 of the length of the blade. Import blade marked on the spine for Klingenthal. Blade decorated with acanthus leaves. Proof marked on right side ricasso. Guard pierced with patriotic eagle and flags, surrounded by a wreath, counter guard pierced with a four leaf clover. Pommel elaborately chased with floral and geometric designs. Shagreen grip with single twist of braided brass wire and a later cruder addition of straight copper wire. Brass scabbard with locket, drag, and throat all engraved with further florals and roped borders on punch dot grounds. CONDITION: Good. Blade has turned a mottled grey but decoration still visible. Brass has turned a lovely patina. Grip with two splits and an area of chipping near pommel cap. Scabbard is very good with brass turning a lovely patina and some dents that do not interfere with the blade. EW 800 - 1,200

1245 - LOT OF 3: MOUNTED ARTILLERY OFFICER, STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER, AND OFFICER’S SABERS. Blade Length: (A) 31 - 3/4” (B) 31” (C) 31 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 37 - 1/2” (B) 37 - 1/2” (C) 37 - 1/2” Lot consists of: light artillery officer saber with thin 1872 type blade and 1840 type hilt, presentation 1872 officer’s sword, and 1902 officer’s sword. (A) 1840 style artillery officer’s hilt, floral motifs on pommel cap and pommel, geometric on knuckle bow and guard. J.H. LOT - 1245 Wilson Philadelphia dealer address etched on reverse false ricasso. Etched with floral scrolls, display of arms and U.S.; obverse with scrolls, arms, American eagle with spread wings and motto ribbon. Wilson was in business from 1873 to 1895 when it changed name. The heaviness of the hilt and unstopped fuller of thin blade suggest Sauerbier. Scabbard is standard 1872 pattern. CONDITION: Good. Freckling to plating of blade and scabbard body. (B) 1872 officer sword of standard pattern. Ridabock, New York, dealer name on reverse ricasso. Gold washed etched blade: “Presented to Major Wm. B. Mason by the members of Co. F 4th NGNJ” obverse; arms, scrolls and “NJ” reverse. Steel scabbard with openwork brass mounts. CONDITION: Good. Brass elements have dark patina with rubbing on high points. Gold wash is thin, subdued and shows rubbing, blade shows grey, but etching is visible and presentation clear. Brown spots upper blade reverse. A few along lower edge of inscription. Scabbard good. (C) Regulation 1902 sword for all officers. Bight metal. NS Meyer Inc. trademark, “Stainless / Spain.” CONDITION: Excellent. Bright steel, vivid etching, good grip. Excellent scabbard. 1902 pattern, but recent vintage. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 300 - 500

1246 - MILITIA STAFF OFFICER SWORD 1840-1860 WITH “TEXAS” STAR. Blade Length: 31” Overall Length: 37 - 1/4”

LOT - 1246

This beautiful Ames militia officer sword has a gold gilt knights head/helmet pommel with chain knuckleguard connecting to ovoid crossguard finial. White bone grips with palmette and channeling. Cruciform hilt with upper and lower langets in addition to the crossguar, with nicely cast floral motifs forming a scrolling wreath around a central five-pointed star. Blade is 1834 configuration, double edged with central fuller. Scrolling floral elements etched on both sides. Obverse with Ames address drypoint etched in oval at base under langets. Acorns and oak leaves, crossed flags, liberty cap on pole under sunburst, etc. Reverse with floral scrolls and sprays, American eagle with motto ribbon overhead. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade with good edge and point. Etching vivid on nice frosting. A few minor gray spots. Gilt is very strong on the hilt. Gold washed brass scabbard is bright, free of dents, with Ames mark on reverse at throat. Floral engraving on obverse. Rings, two upper and one lower, in place. Throat missing. Helmet pommel slightly loose. Bone grips have slight play and a short vertical crack extending up on either side from tip of upper langet with slight shrinkage gap along langet edge. Although the use of a star on this sword was a stock pattern that could appeal to any, it might have particular resonance for officers of Mississippi or Texas, states that both used the single star on their flags and often on military insignia as the Civil War approached. Among collectors it has particular associations with the latter state. In this case, the letters “TEXAS” have been stamped into the points of the star in either side, likely post-period, but the sword is an elegant one. (SR) 400 - 600

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LOT - 1248

LOT - 1249

1247 - MILITIA CAVALRY SABER. Blade Length: 28” Overall Length: 32 - 5/8” US militia cavalry saber 1810-1840. Patterned British 1796 light cavalry saber. Brass hilt, reverse ‘P’ guard, bird’s head pommel. Single edge curved blade with narrow fuller along back edge. CONDITION: Fair to good. No leather or wire remaining on grip. Wood is good and wrap could be restored. Medium patina to brass, no bends or dings. Slight looseness to hilt. Blade smooth, silver grey, light scratches with dark grey spots and a couple of small brown areas. (SR) 400 - 600 1248 - LURISTAN LANCE BLADE CIRCA 1000 B.C. Blade Length: 14 - 3/4” Overall Length: 17” Bronze blade from ancient Persia with excellent verdigris encrustations, measuring 17-1/4” including the tang, ribbed central ridge. CONDITION: Very good condition, as excavated. Very Good 200 - 300 1249 - US REVENUE MARINE OFFICER’S SWORD WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 29” Overall Length: 35 - 1/2” Officers of the United States Revenue Marine, precursor to the US Coast Guard, were armed with standard US Navy pattern swords before 1870 and again starting sometime between 1889 and 1896. Within that period they carried this pattern of sword distinct to their service. The etched blade is tapered, double edged, and bears a spearpoint tip. The gilt brass hilt has a leaf-draped pommel, rayskin wrapped grip bound with twisted brass wire, a downturned obverse counterguard cast with an eagle representing the arms of the US, spread-winged, clutching arrows and olive branch with clouds and stars overhead, and a short, blank. stippled counterguard on the reverse. Quillons of crossguard end in deeply cast and chased scrolls with “U.S.R.M.” on the obverse quillon block. Blade is etched on reverse with “Ames / Mfg. Co. / Chicopee / Mass” maker name, with scrolling floral and rope motifs on a frosted panel with drypoint etched USRM crest between. Obverse etched with perched eagle, with floral and rope scrolls above, between which is etched. “U.S.R.M.” in Old English. Scabbard is black leather with brass mounts. Upper mount has floral cast fastening stud over the USRM crest consisting of a shield with scales over an inverted chevron with stars and a key. Middle mount is engraved with a fouled anchor. CONDITION: Excellent, with bright, vivid blade etching, some gilding left on the hilt, middle and lower mounts. Blade has a few very small gray spots near the tip. Scabbard mounts lack carrying rings, with virtually no sign of their presence. Scabbard is very good with just two fingernail size spots of finish loss. See Peterson for further details on this regulation US sword. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 1250 1250 - EXCELLENT STATUE HILTED MODEL 1850 OFFICER’S PRESENTATION SWORD OF CAPTAIN J.T. WHITTIER. Blade Length: 31 - 3/4” Overall Length: 38 - 3/4” The cast hilt of this Schuyler, Hartley and Graham sword features a young warrior with crested helmet, sword and oval shield. Judging from the lion skin draped around him we are looking at a young Hercules. The figure and hilt have wonderful detail in the cast elements. The figure carries an oval shield with a US on the central boss. The guard features not just foliate scrolls, but a script cutout “US.” The blade is etched “iron proof” on the back of the blade and with the Schuyler, Hartley and Graham New York blade address on the obverse ricasso, floral scrolls and a spread-winged American eagle superimposed on a panoply of arms, with a second display of arms above topped with a liberty cap and wrapped with a banner reading “In Hoc Signo Vinces” (“In this sign you will conquer.) The reverse bears the Clauberg trademark stamp on the etched ricasso, a US shield with E Pluribus Unum ribbon on a stand of arms with an entwined US over it, along with foliate scrolls. The scabbard is bright steel with brass mounts cast and engraved with floral and geometric designs on the obverse. The reverse of the scabbard is engraved between the upper mounts: “Presented to / Capt. J.T. Whittier / by his friends / March 4, 1869.” This may be John T. Whittier of Bolton, Mass, a 35 year-old innkeeper who enlisted and mustered in as First Sergeant of Co. I 13th Mass Infantry 7/16/61 and was discharged for promotion to First Lieutenant of Co. F 1st Maryland Potomac Home Brigade on 10/15/61. He was promoted to Captain 4/25/62 and served throughout the war, mustering out 3/22/65. He was a member of GAR Post 5 in Lynn, Mass., after the war. CONDITION: Very good. Etching is vivid, but there are some scattered gray spots and light freckling from the midpoint of the blade forward on either side, most noticeable from the end of the fuller to tip. The Hercules figure was silvered and gilt brass. The brass has a muted tone with some traces of gilt in the recesses. The silvered portions of the figure, the exposed portions of his body, show some rubbing to the underlying brass, but the remaining wash, about 60 percent, gives an plainly silver impression to the viewer. Scabbard is bright with medium tone to the brass mounts. A few very small dings to the scabbard body. One small reddish stain to the upper reverse edge of the top mount. A very nice sword that has a striking hilt and displays well. Some research in period newspapers would likely turn up the occasion for the presentation. 2,500 - 4,500

1251 - 1872 LIGHT ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SABER EX-MEDICUS COLLECTION. Blade Length: 31 - 3/4” Overall Length: 36 - 3/4”

LOT - 1251

Regulation 1872 pattern saber for mounted officers of artillery. The number of mounted artillery officers was greatly reduced in the postwar army, most artillerymen being assigned to coastal and garrison duty. Regulation pattern with gilt brass hilt, wire wrapped sharkskin grip, etc. Blade pad in place. Geometric scrolls etched on both sides. Obverse with “Bent & Bush Boston Mass.” etched on false ricasso. Eagle with motto ribbon underneath and US shield above. Obverse with a trophy of arms above and “C.G. Lake” in central panel. Hilt is British style with stepped pommel and checkered thumb rest. Scabbard bright with deeply cast drag with sun and rays, and ring mounts with floral designs. Lake does not show up among US officers in Heitman and likely a state officer. Sword comes with attached tag signed by Flayderman and dated 1956 with description giving Medicus provenance. CONDITION: Near mint. Excellent wrap and wire, lots of gilt, bright blade with vivid etching. Just scattered very tiny speckling to the plated finish of the scabbard body. A scarce sword in great condition with an impeccable provenance. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 500 - 800

1252 - AMES 1906 CAVALRY SABER. Blade Length: 34 - 3/4” Overall Length: 41”

LOT - 1252

Functionally identical to the 1860 Cavalry saber with a steel grip, this sword has a 34 - 3/4” gently curving blade with a partial double fuller running approximately 3/4 of the length of the blade. Right side of the ricasso marked “A.S. Co. / (Flaming Bomb) / 1906”, left side marked “70 (Upside down) / US / JHC”. Single braided wire wrap. Interior of guard marked “36”. Scabbard with two hangers, distinct straight weld line. CONDITION: Very good. Blade is in what appears to be its original bright polish with a few areas of extremely minor pitting, and some minor chips in the blade. Guard is good with some marks from handling and use. Grip and wrap are both good, complete, with some light evidence of use. Guard and pommel have turned an even brown patina. Scabbard is good, complete, with pitting beginning approximately 2/3 of the way down the scabbard and running down to the drag. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. EW. 300 - 500

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1253 - LOT OF 7: SIX BRASS HILT SWORD BAYONETS AND ONE EXTRA SHEATH. Blade Length: (A) 25 - 1/8” (B) 22 - 1/2” (C) 20 1/4” (D) 20” (E) 20 - 1/8” (F) 20” Overall Length: (A) 30” (B) 27 - 1/4” (C) 25 - 1/8” (D) 24 - 3/4” (E) 24 - 7/8” (F) 24 - 7/8 Lot consists of: six sword bayonets, four with scabbards, and one extra scabbard, likely a copy: (A) Mississippi Colt Alteration. 1861 date reverse ricasso. Small “G” and number “1045” on top flat near muzzle ring. (B) Plymouth Navy Rifle, Collins stamp left ricasso, number “3125” top flat next to guide mortise. “FCW” inspector stamp on pommel. CONDITION: Good to very good. Blade is dark with some standing thin brown rust spots, but edge and point are good, maker marks legible. Age toned hilt with dark stains. Spring button sticks a bit. (C) 1873/76 Winchester saber bayonet and scabbard. Scabbard black leather with brass mounts. CONDITION: Excellent. Bright blade. Toned hilt minor stains. One small ding at top of pommel next to mortise. Scabbard very good with minor wear. Patina of mounts matches hilt. (D) Ames made bayonet for 1870 USN Remington Rolling Block. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Bright blade with scattered grey spots. Clear Ames and and USN / GGS/ 1870 ricasso stamps. Inspector initials LOT - 1253 light on top flat of hilt at mortise. Age patina to brass mounts and hilt. Small pushes to upper mount. Minor scrapes and scratches to black leather finish. (E) Remington Zouave Bayonet. “BH” inspector stamp top flat near muzzle ring. CONDITION: Excellent. Bright blade. Two tiny grey spots on either side near hilt. Scabbard with cracking to finish and few losses, staining to brass and rubbing of gilt in places. (F) Unmarked bayonet in excellent condition. Blade polished bright. Likely for a Zouave, Mississipi, Henry or similar. Blade has unusually long ricasso 1-3/8” long, and narrow 1” width at the guard. Grip somewhat bright from handling. Guard and pommel toned. Brass mounted leather scabbard with brown tones, minor scuffs. Age toned mounts. (G) Scabbard. Black leather, staple fastened brass mounts with upper stud for a 21” relatively straight blade. Likely a modern copy. A good group of brass hilted sword bayonets. SR 800 - 1,500 1254 - LOT OF 5: BAYONETS. Blade Length: (A) 20” (B) 25 - 1/4” (C) 22 - 5/8” (D) 17” (E) 16” Overall Length: (A) 25” (B) 30 - 1/8” (C) 27 - 1/4” (D) 22” (E) 19 1/8” Lot consists of: three US brass hilted saber bayonets of the Civil War period; one British Brown Bess bayonet of the Napleonic era; and one 1914 dated practice bayonet. (A) Bayonet and scabbard for the Remingon Zouave (US m1863 Contract Rifle.) Single subinspector blade stamp “s” near hilt. “BH” inspection mark top grip flat near muzzle ring. CONDITION: Bayonet is excellent. Blade is bright with good edge and point, no nicks, a few tiny grey age spots near hilt and very tip. Lock functions. Scabbard is good to very good, solid with good color and finish, but 10” seam opening. No missing leather, just popped stitching. Brass mounts and hilt with matching age patina. (B) 1861 dated left ricasso. Top blade flat number “312.” This pattern is often identified as for a Merrill Rifle, but fits some Mississippi alterations, which the low LOT - 1254 mating number suggests. CONDITION: Blade is bright with grey and brown spots, mostly toward tip, but no pitting and good edge and point. Scabbard is solid. Two seam openings about 2” each. Some cracking to finish and areas of finish loss, but no bends or folds. Mounts with age patina. Hilt is brighter. Lock functions. (C) Whitney Plymouth bayonet and scabbard. Scarce bayonet for the navy rifle adopted under Dahlgren. “Collins & Co. Hartford Conn.” at left ricasso. Guide slot full length with number “7502.” Comes with period belt frog with swivel loop. Loop bears light stamp apparently reading “Horstmann / Philada.” CONDITION: Excellent. Blade a smooth, subdued silver color with no nicks. A couple very minor and very light gray spots on obverse above ricasso. Hilt with Mellow patina. Lock functions. Scabbard is excellent with good finish and color. Mounts match hilt in patina. Swivel for belt loop on frog is frozen, but might loosen up with some TLC. (D) Brown Bess bayonet with 4” socket. Marked “Osborne” at base of blade with deeply impressed “X.” CONDITION: Smooth, even grey metal mixed with brown age spots overall. Good edge and point. (E) US 1912 pattern practice or fencing bayonet made at Rock Island Arsenal. “R.I.A. / 1914 / W.Mc.” stamp at base of leather wrap. CONDITION: Very good. Leather has good surface and stitching. R.I.A. mark is a bit light on last letters. Good blue on blade shank. Barrel loops are mixed steel grey and dark grey. Set screws are missing. A good bayonet lot with some nice US sword bayonets. SR 700 - 1,200

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LOT - 1255 1255 - LOT OF 20: BAYONETS. Lot consists of: (A) Eight Remington World War I M1917 bayonets with original scabbards. (B) AFH 1942 US Navy Bayonet. (C) RIA 1906 bayonet and 1907 dated scabbard. (D) RIA 1906 bayonet with reproduction scabbard. CONDITION: Very good. BM 1,000 - 2,000

1256 - LOT OF 3: US MODEL 1917 AND US MODEL 1918 TRENCH KNIVES. Consists of: (A) US Model 1918 brass-handled knuckle knife with handle marked “U.S. 1918 L.F. & C -1918”, darkened brass scabbard marked “LF & C 1918”. CONDITION: Very good, the blade retaining about 80% original blued finish. Scabbard missing one of it’s belt hooks. (B) US Model 1917 knuckle knife, steel guard stamped “A.C. Co. U.S.A. 1917”, walnut grip. The leather scabbard body clearly stamped “Jewell - 1918”. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Blade retains about 60% original blued finish, grip with minor dents and scratches. The scabbard body retaining most of its green painted surface, steel fittings with only traces of their original black paint. (C) US Model 1917 knuckle knife, steel guard stamped “A.C. Co. U.S.A. 1917”, walnut grip. The leather scabbard body clearly stamped “Jewell - 1918”. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Blade retains about 50% original blued finish, grip with minor dents and scratches. The scabbard body retaining most of its green painted surface, steel fittings with about 40% original black paint. Very Good 1,200 - 1,600

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LOT - 1258 1257 - LOT OF 2: AMERICAN WORLD WAR I TRENCH KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 9” (B) 9” Overall Length: (A) 14 - 1/8” (B) 14” Lot consists of: (A) World War I US Army Trench knife with original scabbard. Triangular shaped blade with three significant lines on each side from being removed from scabbard. Wood gripped with finger grooves and D guard with ten triangular shaped projections sticking out of the front of the D guard. The interior of the D guard is marked “A.C. & Co. USA 1917”. Knife is cased with a leather and iron scabbard with very faint markings that read JEWELL 1918. CONDITION: Overall very good. The grip is in good condition and only shows minor scratches and dents. The scabbard also has some dents and scratches but retains the original pistol belt hanger. Blade retains some finish and shows scratches from use and being removed from the scabbard. (B) World War I US Army Trench Knife with original scabbard. Triangular shaped blade with three significant lines on each side from being taken in and out of scabbard. Wood gripped with finger grooves and D guard with seven pyramid shaped projections sticking out of the face of the D guard. Top of the guard is marked “U.S. L.F.&C. 1917” Knife is cased with an iron and leather scabbard that displays the faint markings JEWELL 1918. CONDITION: Overall very good. The grip is in good condition showing only one major dent in the wood on the back side. The scabbard retains its original green paint and the pistol belt hanger. Blade retains some of its original finish and shows scratches from use and being removed from scabbard. JD 800 - 1,500 1258 - LOT OF NINE: EIGHT U.S. BAYONETS AND ONE EXTRA SCABBARD. Blade Length: (A) 17” (B&C) 16” (D) 15 - 7/8” (E) 6 - 3/4” (F) 6 - 5/8” (G) 6 - 5/8” (H) 6 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 21 - 7/8” (B&C) 20 - 1/2” (D) 20 - 1/2” (E) 11 - 5/8” (F) 11 - 3/4” (G) 11 - 1/4” (H) 11 - 5/8” Lot consists of: (A) 1906 dated Springfield bayonet and leather scabbard. Blade retains 90% factory finish and perfect edge and tip. (B) 1917 Remington bayonet. Blade is excellent with 95% factory finish, perfect edge and tip. (C) 1921 dated Springfield bayonet with parkerized blade in 95% condition. (D) 1918 RIA dated bayonet with parkerized finish on a 95% factory blade. Scabbard throat is stamped: “U.S.N MK 1.” (E) Four 1950’s to 1960’s U.S. bayonets and scabbards: M6, M5A1, M7, and an M4. F) M7 U.S. Scabbard with no bayonet. CONDITION: All are excellent. 800 - 1,500

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LOT - 1260 1259 - LOT OF 9: US AND FOREIGN BAYONETS. Lot consists of: (A) US World War II Garand bayonet and scabbard with black Bakelite grips. Ricasso marked AFH with bursting bomb. (B) US M4 UTICA bayonet and scabbard. Stacked leather washer grips are tight and solid. Blade retains factory tip, finish, and edge. (C) US M4 IMPERIAL bayonet and scabbard. Stacked leather washer handle shows old varnish flaking off. (D) World War II KA-BAR USN MK2 knife and scabbard. E) Polish Pre-World War II M1930 Mauser Rifle Bayonet with Scabbard and Frog. Picasso is stamped “PERKUN” with flip side marked with the Polish double headed eagle proof and letters W.P. (Wojsko Polskie = Polish Army). This fits the Mauser M1898 rifle and PFK wz. 1929 carbine. F) German World War II Trench Knife with clip-back still boot scabbard. Blade is stamped on the ricasso with a maker’s mark on one side. G) US M-14 M5 Bayonet with scabbard made by J&D TOOL CO. Sharp tip and nice blade. H) US M1873 Trapdoor bayonet, scabbard, and frog. Beautiful blade with no pitting and 95% factory blue remaining. I) World War II Fairbairn Sykes commando dagger. Cross guard is stamped ENGLAND. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. BM VERY GOOD. 800 - 1,200

1260 - LOT OF 30 MISCELLANEOUS BAYONETS. Lot consists of: (A) Four AK-47 bayonets. (B) Five M1 Garand M1905 bayonets, one USN MKII Knife, one M5 bayonet, three M10 bayonets, USAF jet pilot survival knife, one US M5 M-14 bayonet. (C) One US M7 bayonet (no scabbard), 1900 dated Krag-Jorgensen bayonet. (D) One Spanish and Argentine Mauser bayonet, one Finnish World War II M27 bayonet and scabbard marked “FISKARS MFG”, one 1944 dated K98 bayonet and 1940 dated frog marked “E.O. GETZE & SOHN” Gersderf 1940 bayonet leather scabbard and frog, two World War II Italian Carcano bayonets, four miscellaneous Mauser bayonets, one German World War II Matching S84/98 bayonet and scabbard marked 42 cof No. 2306. One World War II Enfield spike bayonet, one small Japanese blade in wooden mounts. One foreign modern bayonet and scabbard. CONDITION: Very good overall. BM 500 - 1,000

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1261 - LOT OF 4: EAGLE POMMEL SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 29” (B) 31 3/4” (C) 27 - 3/4” (D) 27 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 36 - 1/2” (B) 37 - 1/2” (C) 32 - 3/8” (D) 33 - 1/4” Lot consists of: four eagle pommel swords ca. 1805-1825. (A) brass hilt and bras grip eagle pommel with spadroon blade and brass scabbard. Flat, floral cast knucklebow forms and open victory wreath at top that is held in the eagle’s beak. Grip is smooth, engraved on obverse with crossed lances with pennants and large circular wreath. Languettes have raised eagle with US shield on its chest. Palmette terminal to LOT - 1261 quillon. Blade blue and gilt for twelve inches. Scabbard engraved with floral elements, cuirass and sword in wreath at top, American eagle with US shield and motto ribbon, with vine running below toward drag with oval shield at the midpoint. CONDITION: Good. Nice age patina to hilt and scabbard. Rubbing to blue and gilt. Split to brass at drag on reverse scabbard. Light traces of silver wash. (B) Spadroon blade, five-ball pommel hilt. Oval reeded bone grip. Blue panel blade with etched motifs. CONDITION: Good to very good. Hilt with traces of gilt. Good grip. Tight hilt. No blade pad. Blade with good edge and point, grey with dark grey staining and rubbing to blue obscuring floral and martial motifs that still have gilt fill and are visible. (C) Brass hilt and faceted brass cylindrical grip, with flat brass knuckle and counterguard. Primitive crested eagle head somewhat in the Prahl fashion cast integrally with the grip. Saber blade with narrow fuller along upper edge with deep running horse and 1805 date at midpoint. CONDITION: Very good. Nice age patina to hilt and forceful eagle head. Blade is dark with small edge chips and one 2” section on lower edge with some delamination, but an impressive saber. (D) Oval reeded bone grips. Knuckleguard with angled channels. Flat open counterguard with same edge treatment. Blue and gilt blade with floral motifs and “Warranted” in scroll at bottom obverse. Panoply of arms with liberty cap above. CONDITION: Good to very good. A few tiny nicks to blade edge. Some rubbing to blue, but gold inlay intact. Blade grey with dark grey and some brown spotting. Traces of gilt on hilt. A nice group of American eagle pommel swords and sabers. SR 500 - 800

LOT - 1262 1262 - SCARCE U.S. MODEL 1826 NAVAL CUTLASS WITH SCABBARD. Regulation 1826 pattern US Navy cutlass. Nathan Starr had a contract for 2,000 in 1826, delivered and inspected in 1827. Standard configuration: blackened iron guard, cylindrical, ribbed wood grip with upper and lower ferrules, curved single edge blade with narrow fuller. CONDITION: Very good. Hilt retains about all of its black japanning. Very slight looseness to grip, but no chips or losses. Blade with good edge and point. No chips. Smooth metal, bright mixed with grey. One tight fracture in blade at top edge 3-3/4” from guard, extends 3/4” down on reverse, but stable and not evident on obverse. Two small partial blade stamps on reverse near guard, but these cutlasses were repeatedly cleaned and polished during their long service and markings are often obliterated. Scabbard is very good. Drag, stud and throat flanges in place. One 2” section of paint loss on reverse, 6” from hilt, probably from a removed identification or pricing label. A very good example of a regulation pre-Civil War US Navy sidearm. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 300 - 500

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1263 - LOT OF 4: JET PILOT SURVIVAL KNIVES. Lot consists of: (A) Colonial Prov. R.I. 6” two blade jet pilot’s folding Survival knife. Handles are black composite changeable by removal of handle screws. Circa World War II. CONDITION: Very good. (B) Three pilot’s survival knives. CONDITION: Serious condition issues such as broken blades, missing bolster, hard wear, etc. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. 200 - 300

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1264 - LOT OF 4: US BAYONETS AND KNIVES. Blade Length: A) 6 - 1/2” B) 14” C) 17” D) 10” Lot consists of: (A) Stunning and creative theater made knuckle knife. Knife is made of a .50 caliber spent brass casing with an aluminum slab guard, and steel knuckle grip tipped with .30 caliber projectiles. Scabbard has period hand painted US armored division emblem on front and is covered with European coins. (B) World War I US Model 1909 Bolo knife machete marked “US PLUMB PHILA. 1917” with LADEW 1918 marked leather scabbard. Scabbard is marked “VP-84 P.I.” (Our cursory research shows that VP-84 was a PBY Catalina squadron during World War II). (C) 1917 dated British Enfield bayonet with broad arrow stamp on the ricasso. (D) PAL marked US M1905 bayonet as issued in World War II with 10” blade. BM VERY GOOD. 600 - 800

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1265 - WORLD WAR II SYKES-FAIRBAIRN OSS KNIFE. World War II OSS Stiletto and its M-6 “pancake flipper” sheath. Manufactured by Landers, Frary, and Clark in New Britain, Connecticut, with blackened bronze grip, deep knurling, and oval guard. The unmarked 6-7/8” blade with blued finish has been sharped along both edges and tip. Leather scabbard with green painted hanger, tip, and backstrap, retains its original rubber retaining ring. CONDITION: Very good, the blade retains about 60% original blued finish. Leather scabbard is pliable, metal fittings retain about 60% original green paint. Excellent 800 - 1,200 LOT - 1265

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1266 - LOT OF KNIVES AND BAYONETS. Lot consists of: One nickel plated European style bayonet. CONDITION: Excellent. One nickel plated 16” M1 Garand bayonet with scabbard. CONDITION: Excellent. One nickel plated 1913 Remington bayonet with scabbard. CONDITION: Excellent. One socket bayonet with leather scabbard. CONDITION: Very good. One 20” Civil War era fighting knife. CONDITION: Fair. One bone grip Bowie knife without scabbard. CONDITION: Very good. One handmade knife with scabbard. CONDITION: Good. One John Ek boot knife with scabbard. CONDITION: Excellent. One saber bayonet without scabbard. CONDITION: Good. Two saber bayonets with scabbards. CONDITION: Very good. D.W. 600 - 850

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1267 - LOT OF 2: SWORDS - ROBY LIGHT CAVALRY AND BRITISH. Lot consists of: (A) US 1860 pattern cavalry saber, standard configuration. Roby marked, inspected and 1865 dated. CONDITION: Good to very good. Mellow tone to brass hilt. Original leather and wire. Blade muted silver grey with some darker LOT - 1267 grey spots scattered. Scabbard dark blackish blue with surface brown overall, some light pitting. Drag, rings and throat in place. Blade pad replaced. Gold sword knot in hilt. (B) British 1845 officer sword. No scabbard. CONDITION: Poor to good. Hilt is good. Brass shows mix of bright gold wash with rubbing to underlying toned brass. Sharkskin grip with light wear and wire in place. Crown/VR in counterguard and with folding inner guard. Blade poor. Brown overall with dim etching. Edge and point are good. Blade is configuration with wide fuller and flat back. (SR) 400 - 600 1268 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN THIRD REICH RURAL POLICE BAYONET AND FIREMEN’S DRESS AXE WITH DEDICATION Blade Length: (A) 10” Overall Length: (A) 15 - 5/8” (B) 18” Lot consists of: (A) Rural Police Bayonet, and (B) Firemen’s Dress Axe with Dedication. (A) The Unmarked Blade of the Rural Police Dress Bayonet is nickel plated with light superficial marks and one nick in the blade’s cutting edge, near the tip. The grip guard and pommel are made of aluminum and feature an oakleaves and eagle head motif with scattered marks observed in a few areas. The stag antler grips LOT - 1268 are securely riveted to the bayonet’s tang and features a brass police national emblem, securely affixed to the obverse grip plate. The scabbard is leather wrapped, with a few light marks on the leather. The nickel plated brass scabbard fittings exhibit scattered light marks with a larger ding on the scabbard’s lower drag fitting. Both fittings are securely riveted to the leather scabbard base. CONDITION: Overall very good. (B) The Dedicated Firemen’s Dress Axe is constructed of a black painted, wooden handle exhibiting scattered marks in areas, and a repair near the Axe’s head area. The metal fittings and axe head are made of a nickel plated steel, with approximately 50% of the original plating remaining. It appears as if the fittings have been cleaned of a rust build up at some point. The dedication plate is attached to the wooden handle with brass braids, with one appearing to be a replacement. On one side, the dedication reads “Gewidmet von den Mitgliedern der Freien Feuerwehr Asperdorf” and on the other “Unserem Verdienstvollen Hauptmann Herrn Joh. Schuster”, which translates respectively to “Dedicated by the Men of the Free Fire Department of Asperdorf“ and “To Our Meritorious Captain Mr. Johann Schuster”. CONDITION: Overall good. D.W. 700 - 900

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1269 - LOT OF TWO: U.S. MODEL 1918 LF&C TRENCH KNIFE AND OSS DAGGER. Blade Length: (A) 6 - 3/4” (B) 6 - 5/8” Overall Length: (A) 11 - 3/4” (B) 11 - 3/8” Lot consists of: (A) US M1918 trench knife and scabbard, Cast brass handle stamped: “U.S. L.F.&C. 1918.” CONDITION: Blade retains 90% of the factory blackened finish as issued for service in World War II. Back of scabbard missing one of the attachment prongs, otherwise very nice. (B) World War II O.S.S. Commando Dagger with pancake flap sheath. Styled after the Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Knife, these were developed by the British initially, and then adopted by the U.S. military. No makers stamps are present. Sheath is constructed from steel and leather, with the leather portion fitted to a green painted stamped metal frame which runs down the back of the scabbard and then encloses the tip to keep the point from poking through. Scabbard has owners initials: “G.H. U.S. NAVY” scratched into the leather with a finely woven nautical sailor’s knotting decoration at the throat. CONDITION: Blade is double edged, gray overall with only slight mossing. There are no bends or nicks. Tip is sharp and decent. BM VERY GOOD. 800 - 1,500

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LOT - 1270 1270 - LOT OF 5: WORLD WAR I AND WORLD WAR II US AND USMC KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 11 - 7/8” (B) 13 - 3/4” (C) 11 - 1/4” (D) 9 - 1/4” (E) 10 - 1/8” Overall Length: (A) 17 - 1/8” (B) 19 - 1/4” (C) 16 - 3/8” (D) 14 - 1/8” (E) 14 - 3/4” Lot consists of: (A) US M1909 Bolo Machete and leather scabbard. Machete is stamped on ricasso “U.S. 53192,” and on the reverse “PLUMB PHILA. 1917”. Back of scabbard is stamped “ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL 1911 J.E.P.” Blade is bright and excellent with factory edge. (B) World War II Marine Corps issue Bolo knife and scabbard. Blade is marked “U.S.M.C. CHATILLON, N.Y.” Blade is bright and excellent with factory edge and only light scabbard wear. Scabbard is stamped to reverse “USMC BOYT 44”. (C) US WORLD WAR I M1904 Hospital Corps Bolo knife with sscabbard by Springfield Armory, dated 1912 with beautiful bright blade and solid scabbard. (D) World War II US CASE XX V44 Bowie knife and sheath. Beautiful bright blade with factory edge and crisp markings. (E) US M1917 Plumb Bolo in original khaki covered scabbard. Excellent factory blackened finish to blade. CONDITION: Very good to excellent overall. BM 500 - 1,000

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1271 - A FINE CLOSED HELMET IN THE STYLE OF 1540, WITH FINELY FLUTED ONE PIECE SKULL, FINELY FORGED AND PIERCED VISOR, POSSIBLY PERIOD. 5 lbs 11.4 oz weight, appropriate for a period Maximillian type helmet. One piece skull with fluting and slashed decoration within four of the flutes. Visor finely constructed and fluted en suite with the skull. Pierced with vertical breaths and horizontal pierced eyelets. Base of helmet roped, once again appropriate for a Maximillian helmet. The helmet rivets are finely fluted. CONDITION: Exterior of helmet in good condition with some significant raised rust. Entire helmet appears to have been rusted and properly polished. Interior of helmet showing considerable age and age corrosion. Helmet has engraved brass plume holder showing considerable wear and age. Form of helmet is excellent and helmets of this type may be seen in museums throughout the United States and Europe. Quality is fine throughout and condition appropriate for one of these rare headpieces. 5,000 - 8,000

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1272 - PRUSSIAN IR96 REUSS OFFICER PICKELHAUBE. Prussian Model 1897 Pickelhaube to an officer of 3rd Battalion of Infantry Regiment 96 (7th Thuringian). IR96 was formed in 1867 in the former state of Reuss within Thuringia, Germany. Officer Pickelhauben from this unit are rarely encountered. Helmet body is made from a polished leather and has a moderate level of crazing, with a 3â&#x20AC;? area of minor denting behind the left wing of the front plate. The visors have a moderate level of crazing, with the usual heat damage. Officer chin scale, spike base, pearl ring, starts and spike are present. One of the four stars does not match the other three and is likely to have been replaced. Both the Imperial German national and Reuss officer rosettes are present, but it appears the Reuss rosette is not the correct one for the third battalion, as it should be in the colors of gold, red, and black. This example is in the colors of gold, red, and blue. Front plate is the standard Prussian type with the Reuss center piece for the third battalion is attached. Light green officer quality silk liner is present with light to moderate age staining, and is detached from the sweat band approximately 40% of its circumference. Leather sweat band with maker marks is present and has moderate staining from being worn, with light to moderate wear on the folded edges. Pencil markings are present inside the helmet, and it appears the four star washers have been replaced at some point. The washers retaining the front plate do not match. The green covering inside the front visor is buckling in several areas. CONDITION: Overall very good. WZ Very Good 3,500 - 5,500

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1273 - LOT OF 3: GERMAN WORLD WAR II COMBAT HELMET AND POLICE HELMETS. Lot consists of: (A) German M35 Camo Combat Helmet, (B) M34 German Police Helmet with chinstrap, and (C) M34 German Police Helmet without Chinstrap. (A) The German M35 Camouflage Combat Helmet retains approximately 90% of the camouflage paint on it. The helmet’s Heer decal has been painted around, and the Tri-Color Shield can be seen peaking through areas where the paint has chipped away. Wear and scattered light marks can be seen throughout the exterior of the helmet. The camouflage on the exterior may not be period applied. All three of the liner retention pins are intact and appear to be painted with the same camo color as the helmet. The interior skirt of the helmet is stamped on the right side with the maker and size code of “EF62”, and on the rear of the helmet’s interior skirt with the lot number of “21516”. The helmet’s liner is a modern replacement. CONDITION: Very good. (B) The M34 German Police Helmet with Chinstrap is stamped of steel sheet metal and was painted black. Approximately 95% of the original gloss black paint remains. The top of the helmet has three metal filler discs in place that were used to fill the holes of the comb that once adorned the helmet. These metal discs are most likely applied during the period. The Police Decal and Party Shield rate nearly 95% intact. All four of the liner retention pins are in place and appear unmolested. The interior of the helmet is painted in the same gloss black as the exterior. The leather liner system is intact, with the exception of the dome pad, and retains its original chinstrap. There appears to be a shoelace used as the liner’s drawstring, this is common to see in helmets used during the period. CONDITION: Excellent. (C) The M34 German Police Helmet without Chinstrap is stamped of steel sheet metal and was painted black. Approximately 95% of the original gloss black paint remains. The top of the helmet has three metal filler discs in place that were used to fill the holes of the comb that once adorned the helmet. These metal discs are most likely applied during the period. The Police Decal and Party Shield rate nearly 95% intact. All four of the liner retention pins are in place and appear unmolested. The interior of the helmet is painted in the same gloss black as the exterior. The leather liner system is completely intact and shows signs of daily wear and sweat on the brow area. There is no drawstring present. CONDITION: Excellent. D.W. 800 - 1,200 1274 - LOT OF 5: PIECES OF WORLD WAR II HEADGEAR. Lot consists of: (A) US Front seam, fixed bale, M1 helmet with Westinghouse liner. CONDITION: Very good, shell retains about 60% original paint, interior dome with scattered pitting. Liner retains its light khaki webbing and about 90% original paint, leather strap broken. (B) US AAF Type A-11 leather flight helmet. CONDITION: Very good, undamaged, moderately worn leather, retaining its straps and snaps. (C) US Model 1917 combat helmet. CONDITION: Missing its liner and chin strap swivels. (D) World War II German M34 double decal police helmet. CONDITION: Missing liner, shell retains about 60% original black paint and 80% decals. (E) World War II German 2nd Model felt tropical helmet retaining both shields and leather chin strap. Interior leather sweatband maker marked and dated 1942. CONDITION: Very good, the eagle shield missing two reverse pins but still firmly affixed to the helmet. Remainder showing minor wear with uncrazed chin strap and leather binding. DG Good-Very Good 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 1275 1275 - LOT OF 4: 12TH ARMORED DIVISION, SHORE PATROL, NETTED M1 HELMETS, AND 3RD DIVISION LINER. Lot consists of: (A) Rear seam swivel bale M1 helmet with 12th Armor Division insignia painted on each side. Interior stamped with “B0569” laundry number, attached to one bale is a tag reading: “2nd Anniversary 134th Ord. Maint. Bn. Cisco Park, Cisco Texas” with the name “Edward C. Greulich” written on the reverse. The 134th Ordinance Maintenance Battalion was part of the 12th Armored Division. No liner. Included is a 12th Armored Division unit history with partially detached cover. CONDITION: Very good with a few shallow dents on the dome and a number of scratches. (B) Mine Safety Appliances liner with 3rd Division insignia painted on each side. CONDITION: Exterior retains approximately 50% original green paint, approximately 60% of the insignia remain. Interior is soiled and the webbing shows wear. (C) Front seam, swivel bale M1 helmet with original chin strap. Front displays the white painted letters “SP”, signifying “Shore Patrol”. Westinghouse liner with white painted exterior, missing its nape strap and leather sweatband. Included is a US Navy Shore Patrol armband. CONDITION: Helmet in excellent condition retaining approximately 90% of its original paint, liner very good with moderate wear to the webbing. (D) Front seam, fixed bale M1 helmet retaining its original net. Westinghouse liner compete. CONDITION: All components are in excellent condition showing minor wear. 1,200 - 1,600

1276 - LARGE LOT OF FAMOUS PERSONALITY ITEMS WITH SPURIOUS MARKINGS. We are of the opinion that the following items have been enhanced with names of famous personalities to enhance their values. The lot consists of: (A) Khaki garrison cap stamped on the sweatband “W. Holden - Shears”. (B) M1 helmet with two white stars painted on the front, liner with “Western Costume Co” tag with typed tag reading “John Wayne E-2”. (C) USAF Blue tunic with direct embroidered Major General’s stars on the shoulder straps and Command Pilot Wings on the left breast. Interior pocket stamped “Stewart, James M, Major General”. (D) Green Beret with Special Forces flash and colonel’s eagle on the front, Sigma patch on the interior crown. Interior with a “Western Costume Co John Wayne” label. (E) World War II period US Army Officers visor cap with “Rosenfield Uniform Co” makers label, sweatband embossed “J. Wayne RKO - Jet Pilot “. (F) Khaki US Navy officer’s visor cap with oak leaves embroidered on the visor, interior maker marked “Wolf-Brown, Inc” and with a “Western Costume Co Hal Holbrook Midway” label. (G) Khaki shirt stamped “John Wayne” in the collar. (H) Hunting vest stamped “John Wayne” in the collar. (H) “DUKE” brass belt buckle. (I) Wristwatch engraved on the reverse “To Duke From Ann M”. (J) Fraternal fez decorated on its front “Almaladikah Ambassador-At-Large”, contained in a plastic case embossed “John Wayne”. CONDITION: All in very good to excellent condition. DG (Very Good - Excellent). 800 - 1,200

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1277 - NAMED 1920’S US NAVY OFFICER’S SWORD, SEAL SKIN CAPS AND SHAKOS. Lot consists of: (A) US Navy Officer’s Sword, etched blade with owners name “J.W. Whitfield”, maker marked “J.A. Fred’k, Horr, Phila, Pa”. Ray skin grip with twisted wire wrap. Partial leather scabbard retaining its center mount only. CONDITION: Very good with some wear to the grip and minor dark spots on the blade. (B) Seal skin cap contained in its original pasteboard box. CONDITION: Cap in excellent condition, box showing moderate edge wear. (C) West Point Cadet Shako with brass fittings, wool body, tarred visor and leather LOT - 1277 lining. CONDITION: Very good with wear to the leather lining. (D) Wood Hat Box measuring 8” X 12” X 11-1/2”, sliding lid embossed “Co. F. Cavalry”. CONDITION: Displays a spotted finish and warped lid. (E) Military Academy Shako. CONDITION: Like new. (F) Seal Fur Cap. CONDITION: Poor. (G) US Army Beret dated 1976. CONDITION: Very good. (H) US Navy Bluejackets Manual dated 1944. CONDITION: Very good. DG (Very Good - Excellent). 600 - 900 1278 - LOT OF SIX: US MILITARY VISOR CAPS. Lot consists of: (A) Wool green-top US Navy officer’s visor cap with gold bullion oak leaves embroidered on the visor. Sweatband marked “Zephyr”, calling card in the sweat shield reads “Elliott Murray West / Captain US Navy”. CONDITION: Very good showing moderate LOT - 1278 wear. (B) Three dress caps with bullion oak leaves embroidered on their visors, Signal Corps made by “Berkshire”, Cavalry made by “Luxenberg” and Medical Corps made by “The House of Craddock”. CONDITION: Very good showing minor wear, the medical corps cap missing its eagle insignia. (C) US Army enlisted green wool visor cap. CONDITION: Excellent, showing only minor wear. (D) US Army enlisted cotton khaki visor cap. CONDITION: Very good. DG 400 - 600

LOT - 1279 1279 - LARGE LOT OF ASSORTED US MILITARY CAPS. Lot includes the following US Army caps: Two Infantry dress caps with gold-thread embroidered leaves on their visors, both made by “Bancroft”; General officer’s full dress cap with gold thread embroidered leaves on the visor and band, made by “Luxenberg”; Six officer’s caps with gold bullion embroidery on their visors, two made by “Flight Ace”, one “Luxenburg”, one “Berkshire Deluxe”, one “Bancroft” and one “Art Caps”; Artillery dress cap with gold-thread embroidered leaves on its visor, made by “Flight Ace” and contained it is original box; Khaki-top cap with gold bullion leaves embroidered on its visor, made by “N.S. Meyer”. Female officer’s dress cap contained in its original box. CONDITION: All are in excellent condition. Included are: USAF officer’s dress cap with clouds and lightning bolts embroidered on the visor, made by “Bancroft”; USAF female officer’s dress cap with clouds and lightning bolts embroidered on the band; USMC campaign hat; Two US Navy officer’s visor caps, made by “Wolf-Brown” and “Bancroft”; US Navy CPO cap. CONDITION: Excellent. Two US Navy “Donald Duck” caps, one from World War II with band reading “USS Indianapolis” and one from the World War I period with bullion band reading “USS Cincinnati”. CONDITION: Very good. Two World War II US Navy “Donald Duck” caps in poor condition; Six garrison caps in very good condition; Five US Army visor caps in poor condition; British Navy cap with band reading “H.M. Destroyer” in very good condition. DG (Very Good). 600 - 900

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1280 - LARGE LOT OF MILITARY HELMETS, CAPS AND ACCOUTREMENTS. Lot consists of: US Rear seam, swivel bale M1 helmet with liner and 1953 dated USMC camouflage cover; US Model 1917 combat helmet with liner, missing chin strap; Foreign M1 helmet with liner; Belgium helmet; five American visor caps in poor condition; pair high top leather boots; Signal Corps Inspectors Pocket Kit with contents; three mess kits; Luftschutz helmet with liner in poor condition; USMC meat cleaver dated 1951 in excellent condition. Included are miscellaneous hat covers, leg wraps, hoods and mess gear. CONDITION: Unless noted, good to very good. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. DG 200 - 300 LOT - 1280

LOT - 1281 1281 - LOT OF FIVE: GERMAN WORLD WAR II HELMETS. Lot contains: (A) Polizei double decal M34, (B) Heer single decal M24 medic, (C) Heer single decal M35, (D) Heer single decal M40, and (E) Heer single decal M40. (A) Polizei double decal M34 helmet marked “Q”. Shell exterior retains 85-90% of its original black paint with freckling in the scattered marks. The interior retains approximately 95% of its black paint, with freckling, dust, and dirt. Police and national colors decal rates 90-95% remaining, with lacquer. Original dark brown liner size marked “58”, and black head pad are present, with light to moderate wear, age and staining. All five neck protector retention tabs and pebbled chinstrap are present. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) Heer single decal M42 medic’s shell with illegible markings to freckled interior. Battled damaged cracked shell with the crack 60% from the left forward edge across the top. Approximately 60% of a olive tan paint remain with heavy freckling. The damage occurred after the shell was painted, with the paint removed on the left side up to the cross. The red cross retains 70-75% of its red paint, again with the damage occurring after it was painted. A Heer decal is present under the paint on the left side. Interior is heavily freckled, dirty, and with a few spots of an odd green paint. CONDITION: Fair. (C) Heer single decal M35 helmet with the maker/ size of “NS62”, and the lot number of “D219”. Shell retains 70-75% of its smooth apple green paint, with scratches and freckling in the remaining areas. Interior retains approximately 95% of its smooth apple green finish, with dust and dirt. The Heer decal has been removed at some point. The national colors rate 85-90%, with a coat of lacquer applied. Early aluminum liner, and light brown leather liner with moderate age and staining are present. Entire liner assembly has been replaced at some point. The three retention rivets are not original to the helmet and are painted differently. Drawstring is not the correct type. Chinstrap with aluminum fittings is present with moderate age, and the tip is missing (perhaps one to two inches) CONDITION: Overall very good. (D) Heer single decal M40 helmet with the maker/ size of “EF66”, and the lot number of “509”. Shell retains 60-65% of its rough Feldgrau paint, with scratches and freckling in the remaining areas. Interior retains approximately 75% of its Feldgrau finish, with freckling, dust, and dirt. The Heer decal rates 35-40%, with some lacquer remaining. Later zinc band, and light brown leather liner with heavy damage, wear, and cracking are present. Liner assembly appears to be original to the helmet. Drawstring is present with the matching wear and aging. Chinstrap is partially present with heavy wear and damage. CONDITION: Overall good. (E) Heer single decal M40 helmet with the maker/ size of “SE64”, and the lot number of “147”. Shell retains 70-75% of its rough Feldgrau paint, with scratches and freckling in the remaining areas. Interior retains approximately 80% of its Feldgrau finish, with freckling, dust, and dirt. The Heer decal rates 60-65%, with some lacquer remaining. Entire liner/chinstrap/retention rivets assembly has been replaced at some point with one which is not German World War II issue. CONDITION: Overall good. WZ 1,000 - 1,500

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LOT - 1282 1282 - LOT OF THREE: THIRD REICH HEER, LUFTWAFFE, AND FIRE POLICE VISOR CAPS. Lot contains: (A) Heer infantry enlisted visor cap, (B) Luftwaffe signal enlisted visor cap, and (C) Third Reich fire police enlisted visor cap. (A) Infantry visor cap made in a high quality Feldgrau tricot wool with seven tiny moth holes on the top. The dark green wool center band appears to be undamaged. The white piping is intact with light staining. A Heer aluminum eagle, wreath, and cockade are attached, and the eagle appears to have been reapplied. The black vulkanfibre visor presents some very light wear with no crazing, with the underside in a medium brown crosshatch pattern. The black leather chin cord has moderate heat damage, with black painted steel fittings. The interior is fully lined in a light golden-rayon with very light staining. The celluloid sweat shield is present with one inch being separated and the size stamp of “56 - 1/2” visible on the lining. The light brown leather sweatband has several areas of cracking about the forehead, with moderate wear on the edge. CONDITION: Excellent overall. (B) Luftwaffe signal visor cap made in a blue gray tricot wool with three tiny moth holes on the top, one is near the eagle, and a quarter inch hole to the right of the eagle. The black ribbed cotton center band appears to be undamaged. The light brown piping is intact with light staining. A Luftwaffe aluminum eagle, and wreath/cockade are attached and are near mint. The black vulkanfibre visor presents some very light wear with no crazing, with the underside in a green crosshatch pattern. The black leather chin cord has moderate heat damage, with black painted steel fittings. The interior is fully lined in a light golden-rayon with several tiny holes on the rear up near the sweat band. The sweat shield is present with approximately three inches of cracks in the center, with the very nice maker ink stamps of “Ostland, Mutzen - u. Bekleidungs - Industrie, Freiburg, Schlesien” and the size stamp of “55” visible on the lining. The light tan leather sweatband has very light damage from being handled. No unit markings are present. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint overall. (C) Fire police visor cap made in a high quality dark blue wool with no visible damage. The black velvet center band, and dark pink piping appear to be undamaged as well. A Polizei aluminum eagle, and cockade are attached and are excellent. The black vulkanfibre visor presents some very light wear with moderate crazing, with the underside in a light brown crosshatch pattern. The black leather chin cord has light wear, with black painted steel fittings. The interior is fully lined in a light golden-rayon and the celluloid sweat shield are undamaged. Silver embossed maker stamps of “Pekuro Mutzen, Stirndruckerei”, etc, is visible on the lining. A size tag of “58” is present on the rear sweat band rivet. The light brown leather sweatband is near mint with light wear on the edge. CONDITION: Near mint overall. WZ 800 - 1,200 1283 - GERMAN WORLD WAR II HEER PANZER WRAP. A very uncommon late war German World War II Heer enlisted Panzer wrap uniform made in black wool, which has been issued and worn, and in excellent plus condition. A Panzer enlisted eagle is sewn on the right breast in the correct manner. It is completely machine sewn with zig-zag stitching, and is original to the wrap. There are no signs of the inside lining having been touched. There are no collar tabs, as this later wrap has the pink “Russian braid” applied directly to the collar. The braid is machine sewn through the collar, and on both the upper left of the left side, and the upper right of the right side are a textbook application of the two “tails” of braid which are through the collar, sewn together, and sewn down to the collar. The correct aluminum Panzer skulls are originally applied directly through the collar, with the three aluminum prongs pushed through and bent over. The braid and skulls are undamaged. LOT - 1283 Two black pebbled buttons are present on the shoulders, and both appear to be original to the wrap. Each shoulder has the correct shoulder strap loop, but there are no shoulder straps present. The uniform closes via three large black glass buttons and two smaller glass on the right side, with the corresponding button holes on the left flap of the wrap. Two more small black glass buttons are on the edge of the right side with the correct light green rayon retaining loops on the inside left. Both sleeve cuffs are secured with two small black glass buttons as well. All of the buttons appear to be orignal to the wrap, with no extra whole or unusual threads. Two sets of award loops are present on the lower left side, and they appear to be original to the wrap with evidence that badges were worn. an extra loop is present over one of the loop pairs. THere is a nice early Heer medical trade badge with silver bullion edge trim sewn on the lower right sleeve. It appears to have been era tailor applied, and no threads can be sewn on the inside of the sleeve. The interior of the uniform has light grey partial lining with a very faint maker mark (RBNr) on the left side pocket lining. No size markings can be seen. The lining appears to be undamaged with light sweat staining around the armpit, and light stains on the left side of the lining. Both sides of the wrap have four closed belt hook stitch lines, and each belt hook strap on the inside has seven machine sewn hook holes. Each inner side has two black HBT tie straps. CONDITION: A desirable lightly worn late war Panzer wrap jacket with no visible damage or moth holes, and some light staining on the interior lining. Overall excellent plus condition. WZ 2,500 - 3,500

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1284 - GERMAN WORLD WAR II M43 NCO COMBAT TUNIC A Heer M43 NCO Tunic. The base of the tunic is constructed of a fine feldgrau wool. Four pockets adorn the front, with each pocket flap being the simple straight cut and fastened with painted pebbled zinc dish buttons. The tunic’s upper left breast pocket carries one set of award loops, which appear to have been on the tunic for a length of time. The standard Bevo EM collar litzen are machine sewn in place, and appear to be original to the tunic. The collar features a strip of silvered tress, indicating the wearer of this tunic was an NCO. The collar tress is neatly hand sewn in place. The slip-on style shoulder boards are in near mint condition, and feature the same style of silvered tress found on the collar. The silver tress was left open at the base of the shoulder board, indicating the soldier’s rank as “Unteroffizier”. The edges of the boards are trimmed with a white piping, indicating the soldier was in the Infantry. The Bevo style Heer breast eagle is in excellent condition, but has been reapplied to the tunic. It is most likely that the original eagle was removed at the end of the war. possibly by the wearer or another individual. The breast eagle has been reattached to the tunic by means of hand stitching, in which some stitches have penetrated the interior artificial silk lining. The pocket and main closure pebbled dish buttons are green painted zinc and are in excellent condition, with a few scattered marks from use. An Iron Cross Second Class Ribbon has been neatly hand sewn through the second button hole and shows light wear consistent with the tunic. The interior of the tunic is lined in an artificial silk, which is in overall excellent condition, and showing only a few areas of sweat staining. Four original pressed paper collar liner buttons are present and appear originally attached. The interior has four belt hook adjustment straps, which are in excellent condition. The interior of the tunic is ink stamped above the the medical pouch pocket with the tunic’s sizing, depot code (ST), and year(43). An RB number is stamped on the medical pouch pocket which reads “RBNr.0/0215/0084”. Upon close inspection a school stamp was found under the lower front pocket, for a school located in England. A google search was able to identify the school and its address. This tunic was most likely used as a costume prop for the school after the war. This is a very nice representative of the classic German Heer M43 NCO Tunic. CONDITION: Excellent+. D.W. 1,200 - 1,600 128

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1285 - GERMAN WORLD WAR II HEER PANZER TROUSERS. Unissued pair of early black wool Heer Panzer trousers with size markings (about 44” long, and waist of 34”), and a two line manufacturer name (illegible). Under the markings is a postwar added “Pol.42” stamp. Trousers have an off-white cotton partial lining around the waste and inner pockets, and an olive cotton partial lining on the fly and leg cuffs. Each leg cuff has two 1/2” ties, and there is a 1 1/2” black cotton twill partially hidden waist belt which is secured by a nickel plated steel buckle. The two slanted front pocket flaps, as well as the two rear pocket flaps, have olive cotton linings. Four glass type black buttons secure the pocket flaps, six secure the fly area, six are around the waist (one has half remaining), and each cuff has one button. All buttons are era original to the trousers. Pocket watch pocket and securing ring are present on the right front side. Trousers are undamaged, other than the one cracked waist button. CONDITION: While the “Pol.42” stamp has been postwar added, the trouser are unissued and in mint condition. 800 - 1,200

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1286 - ARMY AIR CORP BOMBER JACKET 509 BOMBARDMENT GROUP - BIKINI ATOLL. American World War II Pacific Theater Bomber Jacket named to an E.J. Hansen of the 58th Bomb Wing of the 509th Bombardment Group. The 509th Bombardment group began during World War II as the 509th Composite Group who dropped the famous nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The painted emblem on this Bomber Jacket is from circa 1946, and is the emblem used by the 509th Bombardment Group who dropped the nuclear test bombs during the famous Bikini Atoll Nuclear Tests. The Bomber Jacket is made of quality leather which is supple and pliable. The painted on 509th Bombardment Group Emblem remains roughly 90% intact with some minor flaking of the 74 year old paint. Above the 509th emblem is a sewn-on leather name tag which reads “E.J. Hansen”. A painted on “Army Airforces” emblem can be seen on the jacket’s left sleeve. Approximately 85% of the emblem remains with minor flaking. Two leather rank patches are sewn to the bomber jacket’s shoulder straps. Because the rank emblem is black, it is unknown if the rank is a Major or a Lieutenant Colonel. The interior of the jacket is lined with synthetic rayon material that shows light patina and minor fraying under the collar area. A makers tag is sewn to the interior and reads “Admiral Byrd, Sports Apparel”. A desirable and historically important bomber jacket, which is not often seen on the market. CONDITION: Excellent. D.W. 1,200 - 1,800

LOT - 1286 1287 - LARGE LOT OF MILITARIA INCLUDING: USMC JACKET, GERMAN HELMET, PURPLE HEART AND BAYONETS. Lot consists of: (A) Khaki garrison cap piped in gold for General’s rank, pinned on left side is a Major General’s rank insignia. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) US Army blue piped garrison cap with glider troops patch sewn on the left side. CONDITION: Excellent. (C) World War II U.S. Navy Purple Heart, sterling with plastic heart insert and split brooch. CONDITION: Very good with areas of toning to the planchet. (D) German M42 Police Helmet, exterior with post-World War II tan paint and single police decal on left side. Leather liner is dry and exhibits broken tongues. CONDITION: Good. (E) USMC LOT - 1287 1st Division tunic dated 1942-43 in the left sleeve. Collars display a matching set of EG&A insignia, left breast with wide ribbon bars and Sterling Basic Badge, named “Barnes” in sleeve. CONDITION: Excellent with minor wear only. (F) Third Reich NSDAP Banner measuring 47” X 113”. CONDITION: Banner displays a number of scattered holes and stains. (G) Japanese Type 99 Bayonet, blade with Matsushita Kinzoku KK Arsenal markings. Blade displays most of its toned blued finish, undented scabbard with areas of light surface rust. CONDITION: Very good. (H) Remington Model 1917 Bayonet, metal is brown with areas of light surface rust. CONDITION: Good. (I) US M1 Garand Bayonet, ricasso marked “A.F.H. U.S.”, blade with about 50% original finish. Scabbard metal throat was painted silver and composition body shows wear. CONDITION: Good to very good. 800 - 1,200

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1288 - MODEL 1902 MESS DRESS UNIFORM NAMED TO LT. GENERAL HUGH A. DRUM. US Army Model 1902 Mess Dress Jacket named in the interior pocket on Leavenworth Kansas tailor’s label “Capt H.A. Drum” and dated “4-8-12”. Jacket upgraded through Drum’s military career, and now reflecting the rank of Major General. Jacket is black wool with model 1912 rimmed eagle buttons, interlaced gold bullion embroidered oak leaf and acorns on both cuffs over which are sewn three gold bullion stars. Interior body lined with black satin, white stain sleeve linings, missing its shoulder knots. Accompanying the jacket are a pair of matching black wool trousers with matching tailors label and double gold-tape stripes running down each outer seam. Hugh Aloysius Drum (September 19, 1879 – October 3, 1951) was a career United States Army officer who served in World War I and World War II and attained the rank of lieutenant general. He was notable for his service as First United States Army’s chief of staff during World War I, and commander of First Army during the initial days of World War II. Fort Drum, the home to the Army’s 10th Mountain Division is named after General Drum. CONDITION: Very good, there is a small hole on one trouser leg and a few small scattered holes on the jacket, but nothing distracting. (Very Good). 800 - 1,200 1289 - WEST POINT DRESS UNIFORM NAMED TO MAJOR L. J. LEGERE D-DAY PARATROOPER. West Point grey wool dress tunic and shako. The tunic with tailor’s label in the neck reading “Cadet Store West Point”, dated “Jan / 36” and lightly named “Legere, L.J.”. Laurence J. Legere graduated from West Point in 1940, one of the first volunteers for the paratroops, he served in World War II with the 101st Airborne Division and was severely wounded in Normandy on D-Day. Legere was the jump-master on General Maxwell Taylor’s lead plane and the first to jump. After the war he taught at West Point for two years, later serving in Berlin, Korea, France and Washington. In the 1950’s he served as a White House defense assistant for Eisenhower and later for Kennedy. Legere’s military decorations include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. His civilian awards include the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service and Distinguished Federal Civilian Service Medal. CONDITION: Very good with moderate wear to the interior of the tunic and the leather areas of the shako. (Very Good Excellent). 800 - 1,200

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1290 - LARGE LOT OF MILITARY AND COMMERCIAL BELTS AND RIFLE SLINGS. Lot consists of: Six Civil War period brown leather musket slings with clear inspectors stamps and in excellent condition; three black leather Civil War period rifle slings, complete, and with inspectors stamps, all showing moderate wear and crazing; two M1873 Trapdoor rifle sling showing moderate wear; German 1870â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s-1900 high quality sporting rifle sling with leather covered buckle, very good condition; Canvas Kerr sling in very good condition; three World War II period black leather US Navy officerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dress sword belts in excellent condition. Included are a number of commercial leather slings and military belts in varying conditions. CONDITION: Good to very good overall. DG 2,000 - 3,000 LOT - 1290 1291 - LARGE LOT OF 27: US WORLD WAR I AND WORLD WAR II MILITARY FIELD GEAR ITEMS. Lot consists of the following World War I US military field gear items: Grenade vest maker marked and dated 1918, four 1911 pistol dual magazine pouches (all dated 1918 and maker marked) with six magazines (three are the early two tone ones), Spanish American War era canteen with a missing cap and straps, Signal Corps flag kit (flags and pouch) maker marked and dated (1918), M1910 haversack maker marked and dated (1917), Pickaxe belt pouch maker marked and dated (1918), and a 1918 US cavalry horse feedbag. CONDITION: LOT - 1291 Canteen is excellent, the rest are unissued and near mint. Lot also contains the following World War II US military field gear items: Thompson SMG five cell magazine pouch (not marked), M12 tool roll maker marked and dated (1945), M57 canvas pouch with a large caliber cleaning rod assembly, M1941 USMC haversack maker marked and dated (1943), M1928 haversack maker marked and dated (1943), M15 grenade launcher sight in pouch with instructions, CS34 leather tool pouch (no contents), pair of boot ice cleats, three OD-7 M1923 cartridge belts, M1928 haversack with laundry number maker marked and dated (1942), M6 bazooka rocket carrier maker marked and dated (1944), Army Air Corps B-2 mechanics apron maker marked, M1921 tool kit satchel maker marked, leather spare parts pouch maker marked and dated (1943), and a OD-7 map and photograph case maker marked. CONDITION: Overall near mint, with a couple in lesser condition. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. WZ 500 - 900

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1292 - LOT OF 21: US MILITARY UNIFORMS, OVERCOATS, MISCELLANEOUS APPAREL FROM WORLD WAR I - MODERN ERA. Lot consists of: (A) World War I 88th ID 349th Infantry Regiment Enlisted Man’s tunic, pants, hat, and dog tag with name Oscar Ehrlich. Tunic and pants display mothing and tarnishing. (B) World War I 88th ID tan officer’s tunic with captain rank, leather belt, and US Army medical surgeon insignia. Tunic displays light tarnishing. (C) Four jackets (one khaki and three OD green) and two sets of trousers and one overcoat named to Lt. Wilbur W. Kirchner. Tunics all display same awards including bronze star ribbons, two tunics as well as both sets of trousers display Kirchner’s name or laundry number. US Army Officer’s field overcoat with liner and hood, comes with hanger that displays the name Kirchner. Various pieces have light tarnishing and mothing. (C) Two World War II jackets, one trouser, and one shirt from the Army Air Forces. Four Pocket Officer’s tunic, shirt and pants are named to L.S. Rush. Pieces display various moth nips. (D) World War II USAAF enlisted man’s tunic with weather specialist sleeve patch, desirable size 42R. (E) World War II US Army Service Forces Uniform with Ike jacket, wool shirt, chino shirt, wool trousers, tie, and medical piped OS cap. Good condition. (F) World War II US Army wool shirt with T/5 Rank, wool trousers, and belt. pieces display various moth nips. (G) World War II LOT - 1292 US Army chino shirt with 100th ID patch, some stains, good condition. (H) USMC Shooting jacket in good condition. (I) World War II US Army Officer’s doeskin overcoat size 37R in good condition with light mothing. (J) World War II USAAF type A-9 flying trousers size 38 made by L.S.L Garment Co. Pants have suspenders and display tarnishing from wartime use. (K) Vietnam Era Officers jacket and pants. Jacket is in relatively good condition, pants display tarnishing and stains. (L) US Army serge green enlisted man’s uniform with specialist rank, good condition. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. JD 500 - 800 1293 - LOT OF 2: WORLD WAR II UNIFORMS AND FILE WITH DOCUMENTATION. Lot consists of: (A) One 93rd Infantry Division “Ike” Jacket, and (B) One 1st Cavalry Division US Service Jacket. (A) The 93rd Infantry Division “Ike” Jacket is in good condition with slight scattered mothing. The insignia is machine stitched to the jacket. The ribbons attached to the jacket are the American Defense ribbon and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign ribbon along with an expert marksman qualification badge with rifle clasp. There is a laundry number inside of the jacket that reads “S7674.” (B) The 1st Cavalry Division Jacket is in excellent condition. The insignia is machine sewn to the jacket. A two piece ribbon bar is pinned in place over the right breast pocket. The ribbons are the Asiatic-Pacific campaign ribbon and the Philippine Liberation ribbon. No visible damage can be seen. There is a laundry number inside of the jacket that reads “B5735.” (C) Folder of copied wartime documents that are identified to PFC Frank Lockwood, who was killed in action in April 1945 with the 42nd Infantry Division in Europe. JD 200 - 300 1294 - LOT OF 3: SOVIET FLIGHT HELMET, NEW YORK MILITIA JACKET, FRATERNAL FEZ. Lot consists of: (A) Soviet leather MIG pilot’s summer leather flight helmet, boxed goggles and oxygen mask. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) Circa 1870’s-1880’s New York militia tailed coat, black wool body with red wool collar. Coat displays an impressive array of gold cuff / sleeve and chest trim and twenty seven New York National Guard buttons. Back also with extensive gold trim and six more New York buttons. Black quilted polished cotton body lining, missing its epaulettes. CONDITION: Good, showing moderate wear to areas of the gold trim. (C) Cased fraternal fez, front with gold / silver bullion embroidery reading “Medinah”. Front is pinned with a “Medinah Fire Unit” badge. CONDITION: Excellent, showing minor wear. DG (Very Good - Excellent). 200 - 300

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LOT - 1295 1295 - RARE EARLY AMERICAN PILLOW POMMEL INFANTRY SABER BY ROSE. Blade Length: 29” Overall Length: 34 - 1/2” Slightly curved blade with wide shallow fuller and narrow partial fuller above, left side of blade ricasso stamped “ROSE”. Brass hilt with pierced D-shaped counterguard on right side. Knuckle bow with a single ball. Early brass pillow pommel with capstan. Rectangular grip of fluted ebony. This pattern with marked “ROSE” blade is extremely scarce. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with scattered areas of darker patina, marking is excellent. Hilt retains a mellow mustard patina and grip is very good with an age crack running along the left side. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,000 - 2,000

1296 - COMPOSITE AMERICAN SILVER HILTED WOLF’S HEAD HUNTING SWORD (CUTTOE). Blade Length: 27” Overall Length: 33 - 1/4”

LOT - 1296

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. This example features a slightly curved double fullered blade with 8-1/2” clipped point. The contemporary guard of solid silver features a shell engraved on the back of the quillon and is pierced with four slots with scalloped edges. The contemporary dog head pommel or wolf head is also of solid silver and is chased with great detail. The period ivory grip is finely gadrooned. The sword was improperly made as the head has no loop for the chain. 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. Pommel shows some faux high edge wear and a dark patina in protected areas. Grip is good with one repaired chip on the underside near the front ferrule. Grip retains darker patina in grooves and lower areas, some space around pommel cap. 500 - 800

1297 - LOT OF 2: REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA HUNTING OR SHORT SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 22” (B) 23 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 27 - 1/4” (B) 28 - 1/2”

LOT - 1297

Lot consists of: (A) Flat slightly curved blade; cast guard, with crude floral motifs. Wooden grip with ferrule at bottom. CONDITION: Blade retains a dark patina with some areas of corrosion and some losses to edge. Hilt retains an unpolished patina and grip shows a few marks from use, possibly replaced. (B) Flat, slightly curved blade with simple ‘D’ guard, which was probably modified and once had a more elaborate counter guard. Domed pommel cap with capstan and plain wooden grip. CONDITION: Blade shows a spotted grey patina with some nicks to edge. Guard retains a mellow mustard patina with some minor damage on right side of guard and grip with some age cracks. 500 - 800

LOT - 1298 1298 - EARLY BOSTON SILVER-HILTED EAGLE-POMMEL SABER, EX. BILL GUTHMAN. Blade Length: 31” Overall Length: 37”

Probably circa 1800, attributed to Boston area. For another nearly identical example with sheet silver backstrap and Boston eagle, see page 260 of “American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early-Federal Swords” by Daniel D. Hartzler. The long, slightly curved, single edged blade has a wide shallow fuller with a narrow fuller above. Ricasso has engraved and gilded designs on both sides of the ricasso. Solid silver reverse ‘P’ hilt with forward turned quillon and a ferrule around top of blade. Hollow Boston eagle head pommel with plain applied sheet silver backstrap. Fluted ebony grip with thin piece of silver wrapped in grooves, silver ferrule at base. CONDITION: “As found” and untouched, blade retains a heavy dark patina, a few minor nicks to edge. Hilt retains a dark grey unpolished patina. Grip shows some minor chipping around ferrule. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. Consignor states that he purchased this sword from the Horse Soldier. DMG 2,000 - 4,000

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LOT - 1299 1299 - HIGH GRADE CLAUBERG 1850 STAFF AND FIELD. Blade Length: 32” Overall Length: 38” A striking 1850 pattern staff and field officer’s sword with gold washed blade, silver roped grip, and bright gilt hilt. Pommel with extra workmanship of eagle on globe with star border, serrated pommel cap edge. Deeply cast and chased floral motifs. Quillon terminates in curved neck eagle head with red stone eyes peering back at the hilt. Grips are contoured, slightly S-shaped, lengthwise roping, tarnished silver in color, some strands smooth, alternating with pairs having stippled surface. Obverse etched with stand of arms and flags with US shield, American eagle with motto ribbon in beak, rays of sunburst in background, all gold washed to highlight with details of eagle wings, flags, etc., bright etched. Reverse with Clauberg blade mark on ricasso, flags and drums at top, “U.S.” in middle set of by floral elements and elaborate panoply of arms at bottom with arms, breastplate, helmet, flags, central column with eagle at top, stars and sunburst overhead, scrolling ribbon wraps column bearing motto: “ALWAYS READY.” All with gold wash and drypoint etched details. Metal is smooth and bright. Browned steel scabbard with deeply cast and chased floral mounts, drag with heavy applied oakleaf spray. Throat with lower half of sunburst and rays. CONDITION: Excellent. Just some scattered small brown spotting coming up from underneath the brown on the lower half of the scabbard body, some very light grey shadowing near the tip of the blade, and thinning wash on the ricasso. This is an impressive sword with grips the color of age-tarnished silver that especially sets off the gilt finished hilt and would stand out in any collection. (SR). PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 4,000 - 6,000

LOT - 1300 1300 - EXTRAORDINARY PHILADELPHIA SILVER HILTED SWORD WITH ORNATE SCABBARD. Blade Length: 33” Overall Length: 38-1/2” This sword is featured in figure 39 on page 52 of “American, Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords” by Daniel D. Hartzler. The bird-head pommel is ornamented in deeply engraved and stippled floral designs that continue on the backstrap as well as on the top of the counter guard and sides of the quillion. Matching lower ferrule also engraved. Bulbous ivory grip with checkered panel on right side. Hilt features languettes; the right side with a highly relief eagle with arrows on a stippled ground. Curved steel blade with large single fuller and a unique guilt designs with blued outlines including right side with large letters “US/of A” with military motifs. Black leather scabbard with large embossed silver mounts. These ornate mounts feature Lady Liberty on the top mount, a patriotic eagle with arms on the mount, and a large oak leaf on the tip with a scaled serpent drag. The rococo ornamental mounts are not decorated on the reverse except for the snake drag and scalloped edges. CONDITION: Blade retains 70-80% original polish, gilt, and blue accents with scattered areas of brown patina and light pitting surrounded by dark patina, one minor nick at top, near tip. Hilt and mounts excellent and polished, show a few light marks. Grip retains a yellow patina with some crazing and an age crack along bottom. Scabbard has losses to finish and areas of heavy crazing. Stitching excellent with no holes or tears. PROVENANCE: Ex. Daniel D. Hartzler Collection. DMG 8,000 - 15,000

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LOT - 1301 1301 - HORSTMANN PRODUCTION 1840 MOUNTED ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SABER. Blade Length: 31 - 5/8” Overall Length: 37 - 3/8” Gently curving 31 - 5/8” blade with double fullers running for approximately 3/4 of the length of the blade. Right side of ricasso stamped “PHILADELPHIA” left side stamped “HORSTMANN / & SONS”. Cast D guard with floral motifs and flower at quillon. Leather and single braided brass wire grip. Pommel cap with additional cast florals. Plain scabbard with two hangers and distinct weld line. CONDITION: Very good. Blade has been cleaned over some very light areas of pitting. One significant nick in the blade, next to the top of the fuller, that bites nearly 1/16” into the blade. One other smaller chip. Guard is very good with evidence of use and an old repair on the left side on either side of the blade, with distinctly visible repair seam. Pommel shows evidence of an old repair with seam distinctly visible and running in line with the blade. When pommel was reattached it was done so incorrectly and it now leans left. Leather wrap is very good but has suffered some damage from the loose pommel cap where the guard meets the pommel and leather. Scabbard is good, largely bright metal with some areas of staining and evidence of use. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. EW. 2,000 - 4,000

LOT - 1302 1302 - VERY RARE US MODEL 1799 CAVALRY SABER ATTRIBUTED BY BUEL & GREENLEAF. Blade Length: 34” Overall Length: 40” Only 1,000 of this Hussar-hilted model were made by Buel and Greenleaf and the survival rate is very low due to extended and heavy use. Buel and Greenleaf worked in Hartford, Connecticut. For an identical example, see page 76 of “Swords and Sword Makers of the War of 1812” by Richard H. Bezdek. The sword has a long, slightly curved blade with narrow partial fuller on the top of both sides. Right side of ricasso marked “US (intertwined in script) / 1799”. The iron Hussar hilt has a black leather wrapped wooden grip. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with scattered areas of light pitting and a few nicks to edge, markings are very good. Hilt retains a dark brown patina with some scattered pitting. Grip retains about half of original leather, which shows some flaking. A very rare and early American cavalry saber. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,500 - 2,500

LOT - 1303 1303 - U.S. MODEL 1840 PAY DEPARTMENT SWORD. Blade Length: 27 - 1/2” Overall Length: 33” Scarce US regulation 1840 pattern sword and scabbard for officers of the pay department. The regulation pattern with deeply cast and chased pommel with scrolling floral elements and a raised eagle in round cartouche at upper grip on either side, pineapple/urn finial, with scrolling upturned guard, shield langets, one blank, obverse with PD and stars in wreath border, etc. Blade etching a mix of military, patriotic and floral motifs. Blade oval in cross section. Brass scabbard with deeply cast and chased mounts. CONDITION: Hilt has pleasant, aged patina. Langet letters “PD” shows remnants of silver. Blade has good edge and point. Silver grey with dark grey spots towards the tip, above the etched panels. Frosting shows grey. Etching is very visible. No maker address. Scabbard shows about 40 percent gilt with rubbing to coppery brown. Rings and mounts in place. A good example of a very scarce sword. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,200 - 1,800

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1304 - 1834 OFFICER’S SWORD BY AMES. Blade Length: 31 - 3/4” Overall Length: 38 - 1/4”

LOT - 1304

Regulation pattern 1834 US officer’s sword with brass mounted leather scabbard indicating intended use by all officers except General Staff and General Officers. Gilt brass globular pommel, silver wrapped grip, boat shell guard with extended quillons, etched double edged straight blade with central fuller. Black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts. Obverse etched panels with floral motifs, crossed cannons, crossed flags, liberty cap on pole, with US in wreath overhead and eagle with branch, arrow and motto ribbon above with stars overhead. Reverse with “NP Ames / Cutler / Springfield” dry point etched on scroll, floral and urn motif, US in oval wreath, eagle with arrows, branches, motto ribbon and stars overhead. Scabbard black leather with gilt upper, middle and drag mounts, all with bands of incised lines. Scroll cast stud on upper mount. CONDITION: Excellent. Hilt shows much gilt. Just some rubbing to raised beads in recessed panels on knuckleguard. Silver subdued. Etching is vivid. Frosting thins above flame terminal points of major motifs to final termination with drapery and sunburst points 4” above upper eagle motif on either side. Blade is bright with some small grey spots from there to tip. Scabbard is very good. Black leather with good color and finish. Much gilt on mounts. Stud in place. Upper mounts lack carrying rings though small spot on top of each shows where they were. The leather scabbard with stud and rings defines the sword use as by officers other than general and staff, but these would mostly be carrying it in a frog and the rings would be superfluous. A very nice example of the regulation US army officer’s sword in the early west and Mexican War period. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,200 - 1,800

LOT - 1305 1305 - US 1810/1811 CAVALRY SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 33 - 1/2” Overall Length: 39”

For another example of a sword with this scabbard, see page 78 of “Swords and Sword Makers of the War of 1812” by Richard H. Bezdek. This scabbard and sword are attributed to maker Abraham Nippes, who finished James Winner’s contract. Nippes worked in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and made only 478 swords. This example was probably made for Virginia state contract. The slightly curved clip point blade widens towards the tip and has a narrow single fuller along the top on both sides. The ricasso is stamped “P / W” on the left side. Iron reverse ‘P’ hilt with faceted knucklebow and birds head pommel with integral backstrap. Leather wrapped grip with sections separated by twisted brass wire. Complete with its original iron scabbard with applied iron mounts, throat stamped with a small circle, as can be observed on Virginia Manufactory swords. CONDITION: Blade retains a spotted grey patina with excellent markings and a couple nicks to edge. Hilt retains a heavy brown patina. Grip mostly deteriorated with some leather remaining on left side, wood grip shows a chip and age cracks. Scabbard retains a heavy brown patina with scattered areas of denting and a few areas of separation at seam. A very scarce War of 1812 sword. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,000 - 2,000

LOT - 1306 1306 - SCARCE U.S. MODEL 1840 PAY DEPARTMENT SWORD WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 29 - 5/8” Overall Length: 35”

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US 1840 pattern Pay Department sword and scabbard. Hilt follows regulation pattern with raised eagle in round panel on either side at top of grip, pineapple/urn finial, etc. Stippled shield langet on reverse. “PD” with stars in wreath border on obverse. Etched floral scrolls on both sides of blade. Obverse with “Pay Department” in central panel. Reverse with small panoply of arms, US shield, drum, etc. Scabbard is steel with regulation style brass mounts. CONDITION: Hilt is very good and nicely detailed with good casting, chasing, and strong remnants of gilt. Blade frosting is thin and shows up as gray. Etching is visible. Not highly detailed in execution. Metal is smooth, silver gray, but with some dark spots on the reverse and a patch of raised, red rust near the tip that should be cleaned. Scabbard shows paint loss to scabbard body. (SR) 1,000 - 2,000

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LOT - 1307 1307 - LOT OF 3: MILITIA OFFICER’S SWORDS, TWO WITH SILVER GRIPS. Blade Length: (A) 31 - 3/4” (B) 31 - 3/8” (C) 31” Overall Length: (A) 38 - 3/8” (B) 37 - 1/2” (C) 37 - 1/2” Lot consists of: three American swords conforming to Peterson’s militia staff officer type of the 1840-1860 period, though he notes they could be carried by any militia officer or even a regular army officer for a specific occasion. All have crested helmet pommels, cruciform hilts, straight blades. (A) Silvered grip, chain guard. Etched Ames address on blade with floral, military and patriotic motifs. 1834 style blade. Ames address stamped on reverse throat of brass scabbard. CONDITION: Excellent. Fine, delicate crosshatching to silvered grip with minor wear to edges showing toned brass. Vivid etching, slight greying to blade. Excellent grips with pleasing patina. Nice patina to silver grip. Five pointed star in wreath on crossguard. Minor stains to gold washed brass scabbard. Very slight play to helmet pommel. (B) Openwork floral cast quillons with shield languettes. Chain guard. Silvered grip. Bright etching to blade with arms, floral scrolls, American eagle, etc. Scattered small grey spotting toward tip with light stains. No maker or dealer mark visible. CONDITION: Excellent. Slight wear to edges of grips showing brass. Bright gilt to hilt. Mix of gilt and toned brass to scabbard. Scabbard has engraved floral motifs with eagle perched on US shield with thunderbolt arrows beneath. (C) Mother of Pearl grip. Six pointed star motif on crossguard. Shallow diamond shaped blade with median ridge. Chain guard. Ames Cabotville maker scroll on reverse scabbard at throat. CONDITION: Poor. One grip slab missing. Dark patina to brass overall. Blade with good edge and point, but dark with grey and brown. Etching partially visible. Throat missing. Lower scabbard ring and stud on upper mount in place. Both upper rings missing as is the mount for one as well. SR 1,000 - 2,000 1308 - LOT OF TWO: 1832 GENERAL AND STAFF OFFICER’S AND 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 31” (B) 29 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 37 - 1/4” (B) 35 - 1/4” Lot consists of: (A) 1832 General and Staff Officer’s sword with 31” straight spear point blade with single central fuller running LOT - 1308 virtually the length of the blade. Blade is decorated with patriotic motifs including florals, stands of arms, an eagle with “E Pluribus Unum” on a ribbon in its mouth, “U.S.” in a wreath. Counterguard is a separate piece from the quillons, cast and chased with dots, knucklebow en suite. Urn pommel with roped meridian and incised florals beneath. Cast wire grip. Leather scabbard with brass throat, drag, and stud. CONDITION: Good. Blade has been cleaned over some minor pitting and some darkness. Guard, grip, and pommel are very good with some evidence of use. Scabbard with craquelure to leather and two splits at the stitching, otherwise good with some minor oxidation to brass. (B) 1850 Foot Officer’s sword with 29 - 1/4” blade with partial double fuller running for approximately 3/4 of the length of the blade. Etchings of various patriotic motifs with right side decorated by acanthus leaves, “E Pluribus Unum” in banner, Great Seal eagle, and stands of arms, left side with more acanthus leaves and stands of arms around an enlarged “U.S.”. “W.H. Horstmann / Sons / Philadephia” on left side of ricasso, with a Solingen makers mark tucked in tightly next to the leather washer. Cast and chased guard pierced through with floral designs. Fishskin grip with unbraided copper wire wrap. Scabbard with “Horstmann / & Sons / Makers / Philada” in a soldered scroll at throat. Brass throat, locket, and drag. CONDITION: Very good. Blade is a smooth grey steel with a few areas of darkness, most noticeable towards tip. Guard has some verdigris in protected areas that could be removed with a careful cleaning. Grip with seam on left side, wire is loose but appears to be complete. Scabbard is good, with some craquelure to leather and some chipping but complete. Drag is missing retaining screw, and there is some chipping and staining. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. EW. 800 - 1,200

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1309 - LOT OF 4: 1840 PATTERN MUSICIANS SWORDS, ONE WITH ETCHED BLADE Blade Length: (A) 28 - 1/4” (B) 28 - 1/4” (C) 28 - 1/4” (D) 28 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 34 - 1/2” (B) 34” (C) 34 - 1/2” (D) 34 - 1/2” Lot consists of four regulation US Model 1840 Musician Swords. These straight-bladed swords were intended to be worn by company musicians and regimental bandsmen. Three are made by Ames and dated 1864. Two of these have regulation black leather and brass mounted scabbards. One is a commercially made private purchase sword by LOT - 1309 Horstmann with scabbard and scarce etched blade. (A) Obverse ricasso: “US / GWC / 1864”. Reverse: Ames makers stamp in scroll. No scabbard. (B) Commercial version with longer ricasso and shorter 15” fuller. Obverse ricasso stamped Horstmann. Blade dry point etched “Philadelphia” in panel over floral scroll. Floral scrolls above with crossed flags. Etching extends 10”. Reverse: Etched floral scrolls for 10”. “W.H.H.&S.” (William H. Horstman and Sons) dry point engraved in band at base above floral motif. Brass mounted black leather scabbard. (C) Obverse ricasso: “US / GWC / 1864”; Reverse: Ames address in scroll. Brass mounted black leather scabbard. (D) Obverse ricasso: “US / AHK (upside down) / 1864”; Reverse, Ames address in scroll. CONDITION: All blades rate very good, with good edges and points. (A) Bright with faint cross polishing at base. Age patina to hilt. (B) Bright, minor grey spots last 10” toward tip. Visible etching on thin frosting. Just minor, small brown spots on base of blade and lower hilt, which has a medium patina. (C) Bight mixed with thin light gray spots. Age patina to hilt. Scabbard shows crackling on lower half of obverse, but only small spot of finish loss just below throat. Minor dent obverse drag. (D) Bright metal with some scattered grey. Medium patina to hilt. Scabbard is poor, with finish loss, limp leather and repair 12” from tip and stains to throat. A nice group of regulation Civil War swords. The Horstmann with an etched blade is unusual. 800 - 1,500

LOT - 1310 1310 - LE-PAGE AMERICAN EAGLE POMMEL SABER INSCRIBED “HONOUR & MY COUNTRY”. Blade Length: 33 - 1/2” Overall Length: 39 - 3/4” For an identical example, see figure 23.C on page 137 of “The American Eagle Pommel Sword” by E. Andrew Mowbray. This sword was probably imported to America in the early part of the 19th century. It is in the French taste, but features many patriotic American motifs. The sword has a slightly curved blade with wide partial single fuller on each side. There is an engraved American splayed eagle on the right side below 17 stars and an “E. PLURIBUS UNUM” banner, as well as a liberty cap with crossed flags and other design with crossed American flags and arms. The other side features crossed cannons, American flags with a liberty pole and a wreath around the motto “Honour / and my / Country”. Cast and chased hilt of brass with languettes. Detailed Le-Page eagle head pommel and leather-wrapped grip decorated with strands of copper wire. Complete with its original brass scabbard with brass mounts. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with traces of blued finish and gilt wash, some minor nicks to edge. Hilt retains a mellowing patina and shows some high edge wear. Grip shows some loosening wire and losses to leather wrap. Scabbard is polished and has scattered dents, throat mount is absent. A very elaborate imported American eagle pommel sword. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 700 - 1,200

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LOT - 1311 1311 - 1850 FOOT OFFICER SWORD BY FOLSOM OF ST. LOUIS. Blade Length: 31 - 1/2” Overall Length: 37” Regulation 1850 Foot officer sword with articulated silver grip and metal scabbard. Grip is cast as a series of folds running over the ribs of the grip with triple wire binding in the channels. Standard configuration floral designs on edge of pommel and in guard. Guard castings are deep and detailed. Blade etched with single panel on either side. Reverse with US at center, obverse with spread-winged American eagle with arrows and olive branch over ribbon with drypoint motto. “H. Folsom / St. Louis” etched above ricasso obverse. Reverse shows Collins and Company blade maker stamp with 1862 date. Metal scabbard with foliate engraved brass mounts and brass throat. Folsom was jeweler and is perhaps best known as the maker or assembler of an elaborate sword bearing a presentation inscription to General Grant. CONDITION: Excellent, though with some minor pushed to the grip on the lower reverse, where one’s fingers would rest. Wire is in place. Gilt is good on face of counterguard and recesses elsewhere. Blade is smooth and bright with visible frosting and etching. Very minor occasional grey spots that are almost invisible. Deep lustrous blue-brown to scabbard with nice mellow tone to brass mounts. A very nice sword with a metal scabbard in anticipation of hard service. Missouri was a hotbed of political activity and fierce border warfare. St. Louis maker marked arms and equipment are scarce. SR 700 - 900

LOT - 1312

1312 - LOT OF 2: OFFICER’S SWORD AND MOUNTED ARTILLERY SABER BY SPIES. Blade Length: (A) 31 - 1/4” (B) 30 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 36 - 1/4” (B) 34 - 1/2” Lot consists of two American swords. (A) Gilt brass eagle pommel officer’s sword with spadroon blade. Diamond checkered bone panel grips. Floral knuckleguard. American eagle on counterguard. Bright etched blade on muted frosting panels including eagle with motto ribbon, liberty cap on pole, floral elements, etc. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Gilt in recesses of hilt. Vivid etching but with some gray spots to blade at upper part of frosting and to end of blade. Good edge and point. Age toned scabbard with floral engraving at drag and rings. Traces of gilt. Rings and stud in place. Fragment of sling attached to ring. (B) Reverse ‘P’ guard, bird’s head pommel saber with bone grip incised with grooves, chevrons, and checkering. Blued, etched and gold washed lower blade with flamboyant floral terminals. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Quillon slightly bent. Grips have some brown stains. Vibrant blue to blade with floral and martial motifs including liberty cap on pole with US shield. Some thin grey shadowing to bright upper blade. “A.W. Spies” in gilt ribbon, light rubbing on motto, and slightly above. Some browning at base of blade for 1-3/4” from iron and steel join. Slight age shrinkage along upper edge of grip. Shallow dents near bottom of scabbard, two obverse, one reverse. The saber is usually categorized as a mounted artillery weapon from the saber form and brass mounts, and the straight bladed sword as an infantry officer’s sword, but members of militia organizations were usually governed by regulations of the particular unit, if not state, and various officers may have carried them. (SR). PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 600 - 900

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1313 - LOT OF THREE SWORDS: CA. 1740 HUNTING SWORD, 1840 OFFICER, SMALL 1872. Blade Length: (A) 21 - 1/2” (B) 20 - 3/4” (C) 31 - 3/4” (D) 31 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 26 - 3/4” (B) 26 - 1/2” (C) 39” (D) 37 - 1/4” LOT - 1313 Lot consists of three swords. (A) Circa 1740 straight blade cuttoe with guard. Cast brass hilt with fleurs-de-lis and female upper torso on pommel, reeded dark wood cylindrical grip, stretched out lounging nude figures on quillon block and counterguard with floral and other elements likely suggesting a feast of plenty. Single edge blade with broad central and narrow back edge fullers with rudimentary back edge. CONDITION: Very good. Minor chips to upper grip at pommel. Brass elements dark in recesses, brighter raised areas from rubbing. Hilt is tight. Blade is dark, smooth metal, good edge and point. Short crack 1 - 1/4” from guard on reverse extending 1/2 inch from top edge of blade, but hairline and seems stable. Does not seem to be visible on obverse under counterguard. (B) A reduced size 1872 officer sword for a young cadet or child. Floral and star motifs on hilt and obverse counterguard. Polished black wood grip. CONDITION: Fair. Pommel and hilt loose. Chips to upper edge grip. Spring button missing on folding guard. Blade with median ridge is a mix of bright with gray and brown spotting, some light scratches and slight roughness to edge. Black leather scabbard with tip but missing throat. Seam good. Wear to finish. (C) Regulation US 1840 pattern officer sword and scabbard. Standard configuration. Folding guard, etched blade, black leather scabbard with brass mounts and long frog hook. CONDITION: Good. Brass hilt has dark, untouched patina. Folding guard missing spring retention button. Blade with good edge and point, bright mixed with much gray and brown. Etch floral and military motifs including American eagle with US shield and motto ribbon, and vine etching on back of blade are visible, but have overlying gray areas in places. Scabbard is good. Dark mounts match hilt. Some opening to seam. Engraved drag and bottom of upper mount. Hook in place. Scuffing and wear to surface and one bend, but solid. An interesting, untouched group of swords. (SR) 600 - 800

1314 - LOT OF 2: SWORDS - INFANTRY OFFICER’S AND NAVAL OFFICER OR SURGEON. Blade Length: (A) 28” (B) 27” Overall Length: (A) 33 - 1/2” (B) 32 - 3/8”

LOT - 1314 Lot consists of: two American eagle pommel swords with bone grips, one about 1820, the other about 1830. (A) Five ball eagle head pommel with round reeded grip. Unmarked blue and gilt blade. Black leather, brass mounted scabbard with mounts, rings and stud in place. CONDITION: Good to very good. Hilt has untouched, age patina. Blade shows blue and bright gilt, but with intrusion of grey spots and some raised brown that are also on the upper bright and grey blade. Edge and point are good. (B) Unusual naval officer’s sword, identical to Peterson-134. Narrow spadroon blade, blued, gilt and bright etched. Brass hilt and scabbard show traces of silver wash. Bone grip with checkering and gull-wing chevrons. Floral cast reverse ‘P’ guard. Langets with floral edge and fouled anchor. Extended 16” blued panels with flamboyant scrolling ends, drypoint etched, gilt washed motifs separated by bright etched panels. The sword illustrated by Peterson had a provenance to a Navy Assistant Surgeon who entered service in 1834, but the sword falls under the general heading of navy officer’s swords of the 1813 to 1841 period with the langets and bright etched panels popular in the 1820’s. Brass scabbard with two carrying rings and screw fastened throat. CONDITION: Excellent. Upper portion of blade has some grey and brown staining to the bright metal, but the blue, gilt and bright etched panels are vivid. Very slight age gap along back edge of grip at backstrap, which is normal. Aged patina to brass scabbard. Hilt with aged brass patina and traces of silver wash, strongest on the langets. A scarce sword with a pretty tri-color blade very nice parallel to a known sword carried in US Navy service. (SR). PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 500 - 800

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LOT - 1315 1315 - LOT OF 3: STARR SWORDS CONTRACT CAVALRY SABERS TWO WITH SCABBARDS. Blade Length: (A) 34” (B) 31 - 1/2” (C) 32 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 39 - 1/4” (B) 36 - 1/2” (C) 37 - 1/2” Lot consists of: (A) Model 1812-13 Starr cavalry saber of standard configuration. CONDITION: Blade retains a heavy patina in most areas, markings are excellent. Hilt retains a dark brown patina. Grip very good. (B) Starr Model 1818 cavalry saber with scabbard of standard configuration. CONDITION: Blade has been chemically cleaned. Markings show some wear and blade has scattered areas of pitting. Hilt has been cleaned and now retains a light grey patina. Grip shows scattered areas of losses to leather. Scabbard with a dark heavy brown patina, with one crease and a minor crack on both sides. (C) Starr Model 1818 cavalry saber with scabbard. CONDITION: Blade very good, retaining much of original polish, with excellent markings and some minor spotting. Hilt and scabbard retain much of original black finish, some areas flaked and turned to brown. Grip shows some losses to surface. A nice lot of three Starr contract sabers. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 500 - 800

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1316 - LOT OF 2: AMERICAN WAR OF 1812 ERA BRASS REVERSE-P HILT NCO OR MILITIA SABERS. Blade Length: (A) 33 - 1/2” (B) 27 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 38” (B) 32” Comprising: (A) Brass reverse ‘P’ Hilted Cavalry Saber with partial scabbard. Slightly curved partially blued blade with gilt washed engraved designs on both sides. Brass hilt with languettes and birds head pommel. Leather wrapped grip decorated with strands of brass wire. Complete with part of original leather scabbard with center brass mount. CONDITION: Blade retains 30-40% blued and gilt surfaces with scattered areas of patina. Hilt retains a dark unpolished patina, grip very good with some scuffing and minor losses at pommel. Scabbard missing throat mount and drag, leather shows losses to surface and crazing. (B) Brass reverse ‘P’ Hilted Artillery Sword. Slightly curved single fuller blade. Brass reverse ‘P’ hilt with birds head pommel and leather wrapped grip decorated with twisted brass wire. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey mottled patina with some darker areas. Hilt retains a dark and unpolished patina, some slight bending and scattered marks from use. Grip good with some minor losses. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 400 - 800

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1317 - LOT OF TWO: AMES 1840 CAVALRY SABER TOGETHER WITH AN 1833 NAVAL SWORD. Blade Length: (A) 35 - 1/2” (B) 18 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 41 - 1/2” (B) 25”

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Lot consists of: (A) 1850 dated Ames 1840 Cavalry saber with curving 35 - 1/2” blade with partial double fuller running for approximately 3/4 of the length of the blade. Right side of ricasso marked “US / A.D.K.” Left side marked “ Ames Mfg. Co. / Cabotville / 1850”. Traditional three branch guard. Leather wrapped grip with single strand of braided brass wire. Pommel with A.D.K. and J.W.R. inspector marks. Plain steel scabbard with two hanger rings and ADK inspection on drag. CONDITION: Very good. Blade is shiny with cross polish and does not appear to have been cleaned. Brass has taken on a lovely deep yellow color. Leather grip is complete with several splits. Scabbard is good with some light oxidation and staining. (B) 1833 Naval sword in standard configuration with eagle engraved on pommel. Marked on top of guard “S. HUSE / NEWBURYPORT” “10” and “HKC” inspector mark at one quillion and a difficult to read “JM” at other quillion. CONDITION: Fair. Blade with significant nicks to blade as if it were used as a chopping tool after the war. Tip broken off. Blade with extensive pitting and refinished. Grip loose. Tang does not fit grip correctly. EW 400 - 600

LOT - 1318 1318 - HORSTMANN MARKED PRESENTATION SWORD INSCRIBED TO CAPTAIN JAMES MCCALLION. Blade Length: 34 - 3/4” Overall Length: 41 - 1/2” A very nice Horstmann 1850 foot officer’s sword with cavalry hilt and metal scabbard. Brass hilt is deeply cast and chased with floral elements and the outer branch ends in a serpent head. The lower branch terminates as part of the scrolling floral elements of the counterguard that include an American eagle with shield on its breast clutching arrows and olive branch. The serpent head is finished and detailed on the inside of the guard. Silver spiral grip with narrow triple wire in the channels showing a copper tone and maybe originally gilt. Blade is Horstmann etched and Weyersberg stamped at the base. Blade etching is one panel on either side, both with Arabesque terminals. Obverse with American eagle with gilt highlights. Reverse with “US” bordered by geometric and floral motifs. “Iron Proof” etched on the blade in two lines above the ricasso. Scabbard bright with brass mounts, each with inset oval silver plaques. Top with an American eagle with banner in flight, middle with Washington bust, lower with Benjamin Franklin. Deeply cast floral frames around each panel. Lower mount with floral cast shoe and an acorn tip. Between the upper and middle mounts, the scabbard bears an applied oval gilt plaque reading, “Presented to Capt. Jas. McCallion / Scott Legion / by the members of his Company Apl. 16th 1864.” McCallion, a resident of Philadelphia, was enlisted and commissioned to date August 23, 1862, as First Lieutenant, Co. D 68th Pennsylvania Volunteers, nicknamed the “Scott Legion.” The regiment was assigned to Third Corps, Army of the Potomac, in October, fighting and suffering serious losses at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and at Gettysburg, where it fought at the Peach Orchard in Birney’s Division, losing eight officers and one hundred twenty-seven men killed or wounded of three hundred eighty-three engaged. McCallion’s name appears on the Pennsylvania monument, indicating he was present on the field. The regiment also fought in the Fall campaign and at Mine Run in late November. In Spring 1864 the Third Corps was broken up, the regiment assigned to the Second Corps and placed with the Provost Guard at army headquarters, regarded as duty for well disciplined regiments who then performed a variety of functions, including emergency service in the field. It was during this period that McCallion, promoted to captain the preceding August, was presented with this elegant sword by his men. At the end of March 1865 the regiment was assigned to a temporary brigade in the Ninth Corps to take part in the assault on Petersburg on April 2, taking part in a charge from Fort Sedgwick and taking two pieces of enemy artillery. McCallion was mustered out in June with regiment in New York harbor. CONDITION: Good to very good overall. Blade is polished, but with visible etching and gilt highlight lines, but with scattered small stains and dark gray spots and larger sections of corrosion on the blade flats from upper portion of the etched panels to the end of the fuller on either side with scattered minor pitting and gray spots above that. Scabbard and mounts polished bright. Some residual gilt in recessed areas. Hilt is very good with good detail, medium patina with subdued gilt in recessed areas. The sword is very pleasing overall and must have made an impression at Guard Mount at army headquarters. (SR) 3,000 - 4,000

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1319 - FINE PRESENTATION SABER OF MAJOR JAMES GIVEN, 7TH PA CAVALRY. Blade Length: 31 - 3/4” Overall Length: 38 - 3/4” A Clauberg marked presentation staff and field officer’s saber presented to Major James Given (properly “Givin”) of the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry, nicknamed the “Saber Regiment,” from its propensity to use that close-combat weapon in western cavalry fights. The deeply cast and chased brass hilt is of the 1850 configuration, but with cast floral motifs on the pommel cap and an acorn/urn finial. The silver cast grip has oak leaves, vines and berries on a stippled background. The counterguard includes the regulation cutout “US,” but is surrounded not only by floral elements but by a large eagle fighting with a snake, whose tail protrudes through the “U.” The motifs are cast and chased on the exterior and interior of the guard and the guard has additional scrolling foliage on the interior at base of grip. The blade prominently bears the motto, “FOR UNION AND LIBERTY” etched on the obverse along with floral and military motifs that include a US shield at the bottom and an eagle head at the top of the etched panel. A scroll panel for a retailer address has been left blank. On the reverse a Clauberg blade stamp appears on the ricasso and the eagle head again at top of the etched panel. Floral and martial motifs flank a “US” that in turn encloses an American eagle with spreadwings, arrows, olive branch and motto ribbon. The scabbard is bright steel with brass mounts bearing deeply cast borders and engraved motifs obverse and reverse. The obverse of the mounts includes applied, raised circular wreaths on the top and middle, the top with an eagle over sword and spear, the middle with a panoply of arms with oval shield. The lower mount has a deeply cast full-standing soldier at parade rest with crossed flags behind, topped with a victory wreath. The mounts are also profusely engraved with US shields, an eagle, flags, and “US” on the reverse and with stippling, geometric and floral motifs and a blank inscription panel at top. The reverse of the scabbard was reserved for the presentation inscription and the sword is one of two known that were presented to different officers by the same committee on the same date. The inscription is professionally done in five lines of script placed lengthwise and reads: “Presented to Major James Given 7th Penn. Cavalry / by the officers at the Camp of paroled prisoners / Annapolis Md. Nov. 25th 1862. / Committee / Capt. F.J. Keffer 71st Penn / 1st Lt. J.I.J. Kiersted 66th N.Y.”. James Givin (ca. 1834-1880) of West Chester, PA, had prior service as Major in the 2nd Pennsylvania Infantry from April 20, 1861 to July 26, 1861. He also had subsequent service as Lt. Colonel of the 127th USCT from 8/23/64 to 10/20/65, serving with the 10th Corps, Army of the James, in operations against Petersburg and Richmond. The 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry recruited in Fall 1861 and Givin (or “Given” as spelled in the inscription and some military records) received a commission as Major dating to December 20, 1861. The regiment was assigned to the Army of Ohio and in January 1862 was posted at Nashville, Murfreesboro and Lebanon, from where it engaged in scouting in western and middle Tennessee. In May two battalions of the regiment, including Givin’s, were part of General Dumont’s force that attacked and defeated Morgan at Lebanon, the Pennsylvanians conducting a saber charge at the opening of the battle. Givin was captured in the hot and confused engagement, “after fighting most bravely, and proving himself of the most undoubted pluck,” in the words of the official report. Givin was released on parole by Morgan soon after and less than two weeks later Andrew Johnson, recent senator and newly appointed military governor of Tennessee, wrote on his behalf to Secretary of War Stanton requesting his help in expediting his official exchange, “The Major is exceedingly desirous of being exchanged. . . . He is a worthy officer, has rendered efficient service, and is ready and anxious to renew his efforts to put down this infernal rebellion.” Givin, however, was still waiting for exchange for a captured Confederate officer of equal rank when he was presented with this sword in November. He may have decided to resolve the impasse by resigning on medical grounds the following March, but in any case returned to service the next year with a new commission in the USCT. (Of the presenters, Francis J. Keffer, of “Baker’s California Regiment,” the 71st PA, had been captured at Ball’s Bluff. He had a close call as POW, being designated a hostage for Confederates captured at sea and threatened with trial for piracy, a capital offense. By January 1863, however, he had been exchanged and assigned to duty at Camp Parole, where he was Provost Marshal in 1864, the same year that Kiersted, less fortunate, was dismissed from the army.) CONDITION: Very good. Brass hilt has an even mellow patina, though little remaining gilt. Blade is bright with very legible etchings. Some scattered small gray spots on reverse with small gray area on lower part of bottom military and floral motif. Three gray spots lower edge near tip reverse. Small patch light pitting near tip obverse. Scabbard mounts have medium patina and wonderful detail matching the impressive hilt. (SR) 4,000 - 8,000

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LOT - 1320 1320 - FINE RARE AND EARLY FEDERAL PERIOD CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER BY WELLS & CO., WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 35 - 3/4” Overall Length: 41 - 1/2” For another nearly identical example imported from Gill and retailed by Wells, see page 266 of “American Swords and Sword Makers: Volume II” by Richard H. Bezdek. The sword dates between 1790 and 1810 and has a long slightly curved blade with partial wide single fuller. Both sides have engraved decoration. Right side shows floral motifs and a Federal eagle with an “E. PLURIBUS UNUM” banner in its beak. The other side shows a stand of arms with a liberty cap and a banner for “WELLS & CO / New York” for retailer Lemuel Wells & Company located in New York, New York. The ricasso is stamped with a “G” for maker Thomas Gill of Birmingham, England. The gilt brass reverse ‘P’ hilt has a counterguard on the right with a pieced diamond in the center. The pommel and integral backstrap are faceted. The ivory grip is fluted. The sword is complete with its original tooled black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts. CONDITION: Blade retains a mostly grey patina with areas of light pitting and some traces of blue and gilt finishes. Hilt retains about 30-40% original gilt finish, mostly in protected or low areas. Grip shows some minor chipping around pommel and some cracks from age. Scabbard has been recolored and shows a crazed surface with some losses to finish and surface cracks. Mounts retain generous traces of gilt, otherwise a dark mustard patina. An attractive and early horseman’s saber with its original scabbard. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,200 - 1,800

LOT - 1321 1321 - LOT OF FOUR UNMOUNTED OFFICER’S SWORD BLADES, ONE DAMASCUS. Blade Length: (A) 31” (B) 32 - 1/4” (C) 33” (D) 32 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 37 - 3/8” (B) 39 - 1/4” (C) 39” (D) 38 - 3/4” A nice lot comprised of four unmounted officer’s sword blades illustrating the type of inventory maintained by US sword retailers who often assembled swords to order from parts sourced from domestic and foreign makers. (A) Blade for 1852 USN officer sword. Weyersberg king’s head at base. Tang stamped “63 B N.K.” and “C.V.” Bright steel with panels bright etched with USN motifs and Horstmann retailer address. CONDITION: Excellent. Very slight rubbing to wash at base. (B) Damascus spadroon blade. “Damsco” and “C.V” stamped on reverse tang. Weyersberg and Horstmann marked. Gold washed blade with bright etched motifs with gold wash including battle scene on obverse. CONDITION: Very good. Wash behind battle scene rubbed. Some small scattered gray spots obverse. Very visible Damascus grain. (C) 1850 Foot or Staff and Field. “KB” and “CV” stamped tang. Weyersberg and Horstmann marked blade. Standard military and floral blade etching. CONDITION: Very good. Blade etching is bright. Some dark gray spots five inches from tip on either side. (D) Blade for 1850 Foot or Staff and Field. Bright etched, standard motifs. Script “RA” on tang. Horstmann blade address. CONDITION: Very good. Bright with legible etching. A couple of small dark spots near tip. A nice lot in very good condition for display or restoration. (SR) 1,000 - 1,400

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LOT - 1322 1322 - LOT OF TWO: TWO COMPOSITES WITH CLAUBERG BLADES, ONE TIFFANY AND ONE SH&G BLADES Blade Length: (A) 32”, (B) 34 - 1/8” Overall Length: (A) 39 - 1/2”, (B) 41 - 1/2” Lot consists of two swords with original Clauberg blades, one made and etched for Tiffany and one for Shuyler, Hartley and Graham. Both with recent brass mounted steel scabbards and massive hilts. (A) Tiffany blade shows Damascus patterning at upper end. CONDITION: The gilt wash of the blade etching is rubbed and there is some graying, making the etching less distinct, but the motifs are legible. Some gray spots also near point. Scabbard mounts and hilt are massive, impressive, and modern. Scabbard bears false inscription to Colonel of 6th New York Cavalry from Harris Light cavalry. (B) Long, straight double edged spearpoint blade of 1834 style with narrow central fuller. Clauberg marked and etched for Schuyler, Hartley and Graham. Etched with floral scrolls, military and patriotic motifs including entwined US, American eagle with motto ribbon, etc. CONDITION: Gold wash shows wear at bottom, light but good in mid-section of etched panel. Upper portion of bright blade with some gray spots and some dark gray at point, but good edge and tip. Hilt is not old and sword, like the companion piece in this lot is a composite piece of old and new that would make impressive wall decoration. (SR) 800 - 1,200

LOT - 1323 1323 - LOT OF TWO: 1860 LIGHT CAVALRY SABER AND 1860 NAVY CUTLASS. Blade Length: (A) 34 - 1/2” (B) 26” Overall Length: (A) 40 - 3/4” (B) 32” Lot consists of: (A) 1860 Light Cavalry Saber with 34 - 1/2” gently curving blade and partial double fuller running nearly the entire length of the blade. Right side of ricasso with “U.S. / D.F.M. / 1864”, left side with “EMERSON & SILVER / TRENTON / NJ”. “273 F.M” on underside of counterguard. Leather grip with single strand of brass braided wire is a replacement. Plain steel scabbard with two hangers and G.W.C. inspection on drag. CONDITION: Good. Blade has been cleaned and there is some scattered areas of darkness and oil staining. Guard shows evidence of above average use. Grip and wire are good as of more recent vintage, with some of the leather missing near the area where the guard connects the pommel and one section of brass broken and missing half of its braid for approximately 3/4”. Scabbard has also been cleaned and has evenly scattered darkness. Numerous dents, legend of drag is soft. (B) 1860 Naval Cutlass with very gently curving 26” blade with single fuller running for approximately 3/4 of the length of the blade. Right side of ricasso marked “U.S.N. / D. (B?) / 1862” with “B” being very faint. Inside of counterguard marked “6M / 51”. Pommel marked “D.B”. Leather wrap sans wire. Scabbard of leather with brass frog and drag and riveted seam. CONDITION: Good. Blade has been professionally cleaned and repolished, with a cross polish reapplied. Guard and cup are complete with evidence of use. Leather grip with some rubbing, complete. Scabbard with some craquelure to leather and tender towards drag but complete. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. EW. 500 - 800

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1324 - LOT OF 2: 1872 CAVALRY OFFICER AND 1852 NAVAL OFFICER SABERS. Blade Length: (A) 32 - 1/2” (B) 25 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 38” (B) 31 3/4” Lot consists of: two post-Civil War officers swords. (A) 1872 pattern cavalry officer saber, standard LOT - 1324 configuration. Scabbard etched with presentation: “Adj. T.C. Power 158th INFT’Y INDIANA VOLS., from CITIZENS of INDIANAPOLIS 1898”. Blade etched with Power’s rank and name also. Taylor C. Power was a Battalion Adjutant in the regiment from late April to early November 1898, the length of service of the unit. CONDITION: Medium brass tone, traces of gilt to the hilt. Small wear spots to grip. Wire in place. Blade bright with some grey spots. Etched floral, patriotic and military motifs both sides. Pettibone dealer address reverse ricasso. Solingen knight’s head blade maker mark obverse ricasso. Scabbard body faded blue but distinct etched presentation. Nicely detailed cast floral mounts. Sling hooks still in place on rings. (B) Post-Civil War narrow blade 1852 pattern US Navy officer sword. Standard configuration. Blade etched name: “A.B. Davis.”. “Rosenkrans, Thatcher and Co. Milwaukee Wis.” dealer name etched reverse at bottom. Frosting is grey, highlighting etched motifs: eagle on cannon, anchor and shield, roped vine on obverse; anchor, oval of stars, floral, crossed arms, “USN” at top reverse. Scabbard black leather, brass mounts, serpent on drag, ropes on upper mounts. CONDITION: Very good. Age patina to brass. Wear to white rayskin grip. Wire in place. Blade is very good, bright, good edge and point. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 400 - 600

1325 - LOT OF 3 BAYONETS AND 2 SWORDS, ONE A RARE MASSACHUSETTS MARKED 1832 SHORT SWORD. Blade Length: (A) 19 - 1/4” (B) 32” Overall Length: (A) 25 - 3/8” (B) 37 - 1/2” Lot consists of: (A) US 1840 pattern light artillery saber by Ames, dated 1862. Ames scroll address; US / 1862 on obverse ricasso. Inspector initials not visible. CONDITION Very good to Excellent. Wire is loose on the grip, but appears to be all there. Leather original, with wear to top and bottom edges. Nice even, aged patina to brass hilt. Blade bright with good edge and point, LOT - 1325 but minute gray spotting. Blade pad in place. Second type hilt without throat recess. Scabbard very good, smooth metal, toned brown at top, moving to gray mixed with dark gray toward bottom. Inspector mark “DR” on drag. (B) Rare Massachusetts marked 1832 pattern short sword dated 1839 in stellar condition. United / States / 1839 / WS at ricasso, with “MS” stamp in crossguard above. Eagle / N.P. Ames / Springfield on other side. Underside of guard with “WS,” “MPL” and “ORD” stamps. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint. Bright blade with crisp markings. Medium tone to brass hilt with good detail to eagle. Scabbard very good with mellow tone to brass mounts, minors scuffs and a little crackling to the leather. Just 311 of these swords went to states that year under the militia act and most or all seem to have gone to Massachusetts. See Thillmann, page 39ff. for details. (C) 1816 pattern bayonet. US / TA marked at base of blade. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. In the bright with scattered graying. (D) .45-70 trapdoor bayonet in scabbard with NGP swivel rosette (National Guard Pennsylvania.) CONDITION: Good to very good. Bayonet with good blue, US stamp a bit light on right, some rubbing to blue on high spots from sheathing. Metal scabbard with flaking to black paint. wear to leather belt loop. (E) .45-70 trapdoor bayonet, no scabbard. CONDITION: Good to very good. Fading to blue. Some gray showing on socket from handling. Overall a nice group of US arms that includes a rare version of the 1832 short sword in outstanding condition. (SR) 600 - 800

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1326 - LOT OF 5: SWORDS. Blade Length: Various Overall Length: Various Lot consists of: (A) Union Field Officer’s Sword, (B) US Model 1840 Cavalry Sword, (C) Relic Cavalry Officer’s Sword, (D) Luftwaffe Officer’s Degen, (E) Japanese Army Samurai Sword. (A) The Blade of the Union Field Officer’s Sword is made of steel, with even patina and scattered light marks throughout. The blade features an intrigue motif that has lightened considerably. The blade is unmarked. The grip is wrapped with a shark skin, which shows age and patina, and is wrapped with a twisted brass wire. The brass hand guard and pommel exhibit a dark, even patina. The grip and guard are not tightly fitted to the blade. The nickel plated steel scabbard shows even patina and scattered light marks throughout. A few small dents can be observed on the scabbard. CONDITION: Very good. (B) The blade of the US Model 1840 Cavalry sword exhibits a dark, even patina, as LOT - 1326 well as areas of old rust that have been cleaned off. A light motif can be observed on the blade, as well as an illegible maker mark. The grip is wrapped with leather, bound with a twisted brass wire, and exhibits cracking and light leather separation. The brass hand guard and pommel have an even patina with areas of white residue. The scabbard shows patina and white residue throughout the length. A crack is observed on the side of the scabbard. CONDITION: Good. (C) The blade of the relic Cavalry Officer’s sword exhibits dark, even patina throughout, with no motif. The leather wrapped grip is missing the twisted wire wrapping, and shows cracking on the leather. The brass hand guard and pommel have an even, dark patina with scattered light marks. The scabbard is made of steel, with damage to drag area and surface rust throughout. CONDITION: Fair. (D) The blade of the Luftwaffe Officer’s Sword is nickel plated, maker marked for the firm of “SMF”, and has a “Luftampt” inspection stamp above the maker mark. The blade is bright, with very light runner marks and a few scattered light marks. The cross guard and pommel are made of aluminum, with a light patina in the recesses, but still retains its bright look. The swastika motifs have lost their original gilding, leaving the brass base metal showing. The leather wrapped grip is bound with a double aluminum twist wire. The scabbard shows scattered marks to the original blue leather wrapping, and the aluminum fittings remain bright and undisturbed. The original leather belt hanger is still originally attached to the two scabbard rings. CONDITION: Excellent. (E) The blade of the Japanese Army Samurai sword is brightly polished, with an attractive “Hamon”, and only a few extremely small nicks near the tip of the blade. The grip could not be removed to inspect the tang. The grip is wrapped with a mum motif. The tsuba and other fittings are loose, which leads to skepticism that the sword may be parted together. The Army style metal scabbard is nicely painted, with only a few scattered light marks. CONDITION: Very good. D.W. 1,200 - 1,500 1327 - LOT OF THREE: TWO 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORDS, AND AN 1840 MUSICIANS SWORD DATED 1863. Blade Length: (A) 30 - 1/4” (B) 30 - 1/2” (C) 28” Overall Length: (B) 36” (B) 36 - 1/2” (C) 34 - 1/4” Lot consists of: (A) Foot Officer’s saber with Solingen “Iron Proof” blade with partial double fuller running approximately 2/3 of the length of the blade, etched with florals, stands of arms, and patriotic motifs. Cast and chased guard with more decoration en suite. Pommel en suite. Fishskin grip with triple strands of brass wire, one braided. Leather and brass scabbard with two hangers. Bottom of throat, top and bottom of locket, and top LOT - 1327 of drag decorated with lines. CONDITION: Good. Blade is smooth with a few areas of darkness and one area of old inactive rust at the tip of the blade. Guard has some marks commensurate with use and has a copper patina. Fishskin grip has shrunk and split towards the front and pulled away from the ferrule, revealing wood beneath. Pommel en suite with guard. Scabbard is good, complete, with some craquelure and flaking of leather. Brass of scabbard has also acquired a copper patina. (B) Foot Officer’s saber with 30 - 1/2” gently curving blade with configuration identical to (A) except as listed: fishskin grip has one single strand of braided wire. Metal scabbard with “AMES MFG. CO. / CHICOPEE / MASS” on top hanger. CONDITION: Blade has an even gunmetal patina that obscures virtually all of the engraving, with just the faintest traces still visible, primarily in the forte. Brass has taken on a red copper patina on both blade and scabbard with some evidence of yellowing in protected areas. Fishskin grip is split along left side for the entire length of the grip. Rest of scabbard is a smooth brown patina. Drag with a few door pinches. (C) 1840 Musicians Saber produced by Emerson and Silver in 1863. Plain spear point blade with single fuller running for virtually the entire length of the blade. Left side ricasso marked “Emerson / & / Silver / Trenton / NJ”, right side “U.S. / DFM / 1863”. DFM proof on knucklebow. Cast guard in imitation of wire. Metal scabbard with brass throat and drag with DFM proof on drag. CONDITION: Very good, blade shiny with a few scattered areas of darkness and evidence of cross polish at ricasso. Guard, grip, and pommel are very good with evidence of use and a deep yellow patina. Scabbard is very good with some scattered oxidation and a some door pinches that do not interfere with the blade. EW 1,000 - 1,500

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LOT - 1328 1328 - AMES CUSTOM IVORY-GRIPPED 1852 U.S. NAVY OFFICER’S SWORD. Blade Length: 28 - 3/4” Overall Length: 35 - 5/8” This custom mounted 1852 US Navy officer’s saber features a cupguard with Neptune (Poseidon) and pommel featuring his offspring, the winged horse Pegasus, naval motifs on the blade and on the scabbard mounts. The brass hilts and special attached motifs on the mounts are made with a reddish copper tone. The grip is antique ivory (walrus?) with four turns of wire. The pommel features Pegasus and the gorgon Medusa, here with an appropriate fish tail, bursting forth out of the water, indicated by a thin narrow wave along the base. The motif is mirrored along the lower edge of the deeply cast and chased cup guard where two horses break out of the waves with a conch horn blowing Nereid beneath. Amid swirls of scrolling and entwined vines and leaves Neptune stands prominently, wearing a cape and holding a trident and victory wreath. The blade is etched with more conventional US naval motifs on each side: American eagle, fouled anchor, USN in a foliate scroll, stand of arms with a “US” pennant on spear, US shield superimposed on an anchor, etc., with an etched Ames address at obverse base of blade. The scabbard is browned steel with brass throat, upper, middle and lower mounts. The drag is cast as extra-detailed winged dragon. The mounts have separately applied decorative cast in the same reddish brass as the hilt. The lower mount above the drag has Neptune’s head at the top, scrolls, and long trident with serpent wrapped around it. The middle mount features a nautical panoply with anchor, lantern, etc. The upper mounts is fitted with a head-on view of a sailing ship with waves curling beneath it, a figurehead bow, a sail with rope hanging from a slanted yardarm. The throat is brass with a oval panel on reverse bordered with stars and bearing the stamp “Ames Mfg. Co. / Chicopee Mass,” indicating the whole sword is a product of their workshop. CONDITION: Excellent. Wonderfully detailed hilt scabbard mounts with bright blade etched with US naval motifs. A little green forming on the brass sea monster scabbard drag. Otherwise immaculate. A truly stand-out sword for the Ames or US Navy collector. (SR) 2,000 - 4,000

LOT - 1329 1329 - LOT OF THREE: 1872 FIELD AND STAFF OFFICERS SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 30 - 3/4” (B) 30” (C) 29” Overall Length: (A) 37” (B) 36 - 1/2” (C) 36” Lot consists of three 1872 pattern US officer’s swords, one with presentation, one with a nice tortoise shell grip. (A) Standard configuration. Bears a blade inscribed gilt washed blade: “Presented to Col. S.M. Hedges by his old time comrade Major T.E. Sloane N.Y. Jan. 1890.” US, standing soldier, patriotic motifs on reverse. CONDITION: Good. Graying to blade, wear to gold wash. Good grip and gilt to hilt and openword brass mounts of scabbard. (B) Rapier like hilt with standard obverse countguard, short counterguard reverse. Brooks, New York dealer blade etching on long ricasso. CONDITION: Very good. Blade is very good with minor graying and visible etching. Hilt has much gilt and attractive tortoise shell grips with wire binding. Blued scabbard with minor wear, some staining to gilt brass mounts. (C) Rapier style hilt, folding guard with US reverse, fixed guard with openwork eagle obverse. CONDITION: Good to very good. Subdued but visible blade etching with standard motifs but gray spots. Good gilt on hilt. Rayskin grip. Steel scabbard with overall light freckling, brown near upper brass mount. The tortoise shell gripped hilt is particularly attractive. (SR) 700 - 1,000

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1330 - LOT OF 4: REGULATION 1902 SABERS. Blade Length: (A) 34 - 3/4” (B) 30” (C) 31 - 3/4” (D) 31 - 5/8” Overall Length: (A) 37 - 1/2” (B) 35 - 5/8” (C) 37” (D) 37 - 1/4” Lot consists of: four swords and scabbards, 1902 pattern, three with steel hilts, one with brass. All identified by inscriptions. (A) Presentation engraved on scabbard and name etched on blade for Lt. Charles Henry Barnum Co. K 23rd NYNG, dated December 7, 1911 on the scabbard. Ridabock maker address on reverse ricasso. CONDITION: Excellent. Dark guard and muted scabbard mounts, but bright blade with vivid etching highlighted in gold wash. (B) Non-regulation brass hilt with oval panel in counteguard. Engraved presentation on LOT - 1330 scabbard, with engraved floral elements, and etched blade with name and unit. Presented to Col. Merton Cheesman of the Bristol Train of Artillery by his friends in the A. & H. A. Co.: Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, October 2, 1910. Harding Uniform and Regalia Co. maker etched. CONDITION: Excellent. Some little speckling coming up on reverse of scabbard. (C) Standard configuration, with gold and black sword knot. Initials L.M.W. nicely engraved on back strap. Scabbard with inscription to Capt. Lucien M. Wiler 2nd Infantry. Co. E dated 1903. This would seem to be PA National Guard. CONDITION: Excellent. One light spot on brown wood grips. Slight shrinkage gap under backstrap obverse. Bright blade and etching. (D) Standard configuration. Presentation on scabbard to Lt. Myron Taub by 535rd A.A. December 4, 1938. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bright blade with standard motifs, but some dark spots and freckling to plating on blade and grey to scabbard. SR 600 - 800

1331 - LOT OF 4: AMERICAN INCLUDING CAVALRY OFFICER AND ONE GERMAN. Blade Length: (A) 33” (B) 32” (C) 30” (D) 32” Overall Length: (A) 39” (B) 36 - 1/2” (C) 35 - 1/2” (D) 37 - 1/4” Lot consists of: four swords with scabbards. (A) Horstmann marked US Cavalry officer saber. 1860 style hilt and blade, though a tad narrower. This is not as narrow as a standard 1872 cavalry officer’s and narrow blades are known among wartime makers and dealers like Sauerbier. The gilt hilt has excellent, deeply contoured sharkskin wrapped grips with triple wire binding, and floral cast decoration to the branches inside and out, and a palmette cast at the inner top of the counterguard. Brass inset “Proved” disk at obverse ricasso, LOT - 1331 with floral scrolls, American eagle with motto ribbon above. Reverse ricasso etched with “Horstmann / Philadelphia” in block letters in clipped-corner rectangular panel, entwined US. Scabbard browned with narrow, gilt brass mounts. CONDITION: Very good. Blade smooth with good edge and point, muted silver with some greying and scattered grey spots. Etching very visible. Hilt with lots of bright gilt, but rubbed pommel and high spots. Scabbard with excellent color. Throat shows gilt. Other mounts subdued. (B) ‘P’ guard artillery style saber with black wire-bound grips. Plated hilt and blade. CONDITION: Very good. Bright blade with Weyersberg firm name at ricasso. Freckling to plate on pommel and backstrap. Scabbard good. European single ring and bar on upper mount. (C) Light artillery style saber with brass reverse ‘P’ guard and 1902 style contoured wood grips. Unetched plated blade. Steel scabbard with brass drag, long frog hook on petal base at throat. CONDITION Good. Mellow, age patina to brass. Grip very good. Speckling to plating on blade revealing brown at tip and small places along edge and a couple of larger spots at the guard. Scabbard is dark. (D) Peterson-75 style non-regulation officer’s sword of undetermined age. Steel scabbard and hilt with wire-bound sharkskin grip. Cut-out American eagle in guard with E Pluribus Unum rbbon overhead and “US” underneath. Blade etched “Iron Proof” on back edge, otherwise no maker or dealer marks, obverse etched with central American eagle and ribbon, reverse with “U.S.” CONDITION: Good. Blade shows some small grey spots. Hilt and scabbard plated and showing losses to backstrap, pommel, and scabbard overall showing brown underneath. SR 500 - 700

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1332 - LOT OF 2: 1906 CAVALRY SABER AND 1872 ARTILLERY SABER. Blade Length: (A) 34 - 3/4” (B) 41 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 40 - 1/2” (B) 36 - 1/4”

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Lot consists of: two American swords, both standard configuration. (A) 1906 pattern cavalry saber and scabbard. “ASCo / ordnance bomb / 1906” obverse ricasso,”US / JC” inspection mark reverse. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Sight wear to leather grip. Pad in place. Dark patina to steel hilt. Scattered small grey spots to blade, good point, two small nicks to blade edge. Overall muted silver tone. Scabbard with good color, some dusty brown to surface. (B) 1872 Light Artillery Officer. Horstmann Philadelphia marked obverse. Light maker mark reverse ricasso. Likely Weyersberg. CONDITION: Good. Toned brass hilt with very good grip. Scabbard body with brown stains at drag and from between mounts to throat. Remains of braided leather sword knot on hilt. Blade shows silver grey with dark grey and brown spots, grey area near hilt. Light etching with owner name seems to be “”M.F. Harmon.” This would be Millard Fillmore Harmon (1856-1922,) West Point 1876-1880. Appointed from PA. 2 Lt. 5 Inf. 12 June 1880. Transferred to 1 Artillery 21 July 1880. 1 Lt. 4 Dec. 1888. Capt. 2 Art. 2 Mar. 1899. Art. Corps. 2 Feb. 1901. Harmon’s son was West Point Class of 1912, served in the Philippines, on the Mexican Border, flew in World War I and won the Croix-de-Guerre, became a Lieutenant General in World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 400 - 600

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LOT - 1333 1333 - LOT OF 35: US M5A1 AND AK-47 BAYONETS. Lot consists of: 22 unissued US M5A1 bayonets, of which 17 remain in their plastic and cardboard wrapping, five with their M8A1 scabbards, and one loose M5A1 bayonet. Lot also contains 13 AK-47 bayonets of unknown origin, with scabbards and either a leather or green web frog. CONDITION: Near mint. WZ 900 - 1,300 1334 - LOT OF 216: CHINESE SPIKE BAYONETS AND BLACK NYLON SLINGS. Lot consists of 198 Chinese bayonets in unissued condition (most are still wrapped) for their SKS/ AK-47 series of weapons. Lot also contains 18 black nylon slings, of unknown origin, with two metal clips and two buckles. CONDITION: Near mint. WZ 500 - 800 1335 - LOT OF 20: FOREIGN BAYONETS. Lot consists of: 20 foreign bayonets. Highlights include two M1964 CETME Spanish Toledo bayonets, made by INI; and four Swedish M1896 bayonets and scabbards. BM VERY GOOD. 250 - 500

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1336 - LOT OF 5: WORLD WAR II MACHETES. Blade Length: (A) 21 - 3/4” (B) 18” C( 15” (D) 11 - 7/8” (E) 11 - 1/8” Overall Length: (A) 26 - 7/8” (B) 23 - 1/2” (C) 20” (D) 16 - 1/2” (E) 16 - 5/8” Lot consists of: (A) Large unmarked bolo knife and leather scabbard. Blade is parkerized. (B) US World War II LC-14-B Woodman’s Pal Survival Axe by Victor Tool Company with belt scabbard and factory manuals. Blade and OD green canvas scabbard are excellent and appear unissued. (C) Collins machete with 1941 LOT - 1336 date. Blade is factory bright with original edge. Scabbard is correct and solid in all respects. Remnants of factory decal on blade. (D) World War II USN Mk II jungle machete with original Collins Mfg. decal on factory bright blade. Machete and scabbard appear unissued. (E) Spanish-American to World War I era Collins number 1005 Engineer Bolo machete, Type I with free horn handles. Remnants of factory decal remain on fairly bright blade with some scattered mossing. Russet brown leather scabbard is correct and fits perfect. CONDITION: Very good overall. BM 300 - 500 1337 - WORLD WAR II CASE XX ARIMEN’S FOLDING SURVIVAL MACHETE. Blade Length: 10” Overall Length: 15 - 1/4” Issued to USAAF crews, these displayed an ingenious design to save space aboard aircraft. CONDITION: Blade is overall grey with locking mechanism that works correctly. Retains original black slab grips. 100 - 200

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1338 - LOT OF 3: GERMAN WORLD WAR II RURAL AND CITY POLICE SHAKOS. Lot consists of: (A) German World War II early city police shako, (B) German World War II city police shako, and (C) German World War II rural police shako. (A) Early city Polizei Tschako with a full black leather lacquered body with no visible markings. Leather body exhibits only light scrapes to less than 2% of its surface, with light dust and appears to have LOT - 1338 been unissued. Patent leather top and leather trim are lightly aged. The black vulkanfibre front and rear visors present some very light wear and almost indistinguishable crazing, with the undersides in a dark green crosshatch pattern. Aluminum front plate is attached with aluminum screws and nuts, and along with the aluminum cockade present only very light wear. All four vent screens are present, the lightly worn black leather chinstrap has aluminum fittings, and the aluminum mounting posts are intact. Red brown leather liner is intact with only light wear and age, with the original drawstring. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint. (B) Wartime city Polizei Tschako with a Feldgrau wool body with several light areas of moth tracking near the side posts, which do not detract from its overall condition. Black patent leather top and body trim present light wear. The black vulkanfibre front and rear visors present some very light wear and almost indistinguishable crazing, with the undersides in a dark green. Aluminum front plate is attached with aluminum washers, brass screws and nuts, and along with the aluminum cockade present only very light wear. All four vent screens and two sliding closures are present, the lightly worn black leather chinstrap has aluminum fittings, and the aluminum mounting posts are intact. Tan leather liner is intact with only light wear and age, with the original drawstring. Paper nametag to “Heiks” and manufacturer’s decal of “HANS ROMER, Echt Fiber Tschako, NEW - ULM (Donau)” with a size “57 - 1/2” are present in the center. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint. (C) Wartime rural Polizei Tschako with a Feldgrau wool body with very light nap wear throughout. Brown patent leather top has light scuffing, and brown leather body trim have moderate heat damage and crazing. The brown vulkanfibre front and rear visors present some very light wear and almost indistinguishable crazing. The undersides are in a dark green finish with approximately 50% wear combined, revealing the brown core. Aluminum front plate is attached with aluminum washers, brass screws and nuts, and along with the aluminum cockade present only very light wear. Cockade is marked “F.W. ASSMANN & SOHNE, LUDENSCHEID” along with their trademark “A”. All four vent screens and two sliding closures are present, the light to moderately worn black leather chinstrap has aluminum fittings, and the aluminum mounting posts are intact. Tan leather liner is intact with only light wear, mildew stains,and age, with the original leather drawstring. White ink stamping of “C. Pose, Berlin, 56 - 1/2” is present in the center. CONDITION: Excellent. WZ 1,200 - 1,800

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1339 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN WORLD WAR II HEER M40 AND FIRE POLICE M34 HELMETS. Lot consists of: (A) German World War II Heer M40 helmet with an illegible maker and size mark (due to repaint) with a partial lot number of “361”. Shell might be a 62, and the liner is about a size 55. Shell retains 65-70% of a non-German World War II rough grey-green paint, and the interior retains approximately 80% of the identical paint, with patina, dust, and dirt. Early aluminum liner band is present and likely to have been replaced. Liner is very dark with oil and age, appears to be complete, with fraying to the leather around the edge. LOT - 1339 Untied original liner drawstring is present. Original chinstrap with steel fittings is also present, with moderate wear and age, dated “44” and with a RBNr. CONDITION: Overall good to very good. (B) Third Reich lightweight Fire Police helmet marked “Thale-Stahl” with remnants of the double decals. Shell exterior retains 80-85% of its original black paint, and the interior retains approximately 90% of its black paint, with freckling, dust, and dirt. Original dark brown liner and head pad are present, with the liner stamped “57” with moderate age and staining. Four thin liner pads are present. Liner is named. Chinstrap is broken and detached from one side with moderate wear. police and party decals have been scrapped off, with less than 5% of them remaining. Exterior top center retains the covers for the holes used to mount the aluminum comb, which is missing. CONDITION: Overall very good. WZ 400 - 800 1340 - GERMAN WWII HEER REISSUE M35 DOUBLE DECAL HELMET. German WWII Heer reissued M35 double decal helmet marked “SE64” for the maker of “Sachsische Emaillerwerk” and in a shell size of 64, with a lot number of “3051”. The medium liner is in size 56. Shell retains 65-70% of its reissued rough green paint, with worn areas exposing its original earlier smoother paint. Interior retains approximately 90% of its smooth green finish, with dust and dirt in the center area. Heer decal (ET type) with gold toning is in approximately 85% condition with the required era coat of lacquer, which shows up nicely with a blacklight. There are two drips of the reissue paint over the decal in the center top. Tri-color national decal is in 75-80% condition, also with the required era applied lacquer. Original early aluminum liner band is present and is untouched. Liner is complete, untouched, in a darker brown color, with a size stamp of “56”,with moderate fraying to the leather around the edge, and stains from being worn. Original liner drawstring is present. Original chinstrap with steel fittings is also present, with moderate wear, and dated “1942” with what appears to be a maker marking of “gtg”. Liner assembly appears to be untouched with tight rivets, prongs, and pins. CONDITION: Overall very good and a nice combat example. WZ 1,500 - 2,000

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1341 - LOT OF TWO: GERMAN WWII HEER SINGLE DECAL M42 AND M40 HELMETS. Lot contains: (A) German WWII M40 helmet with a reproduction SS decal, and (B) German WWII Heer M42 single decal helmet. (A) M40 helmet marked “Q64” for the maker of “Quist” and in a shell size of 64, with a lot number of “DN378”. The medium liner is in size 57. Shell retains 75-80% of its rough gray green paint, with worn areas mainly on the crown and displaying patina and freckling. Interior retains approximately 93% of its smooth green finish, with some light freckling, dust, and dirt in the center area. The decal present on the helmet is a reproduction SS “Pocher” type decal. While it has a coat of lacquer on it, it is the wrong decal for the shell, has contrived wear and damage, LOT - 1341 and lacks the quality of original SS decals. There is no sign of any other decals ever having been on this helmet. Original mid to late zinc liner band is present and is untouched. Liner is complete, untouched, in a lighter brown color, with a size stamp of “57”, with light fraying to the leather around the edge, and stains from being worn. Original liner drawstring is present. Original shorted chinstrap with steel and aluminum fittings are also present, with moderate wear, and no visible markings. Liner assembly appears to be untouched with tight rivets, prongs, and pins. CONDITION: Overall excellent. (B) German WWII Heer M42 single decal helmet marked “ET64” for the maker of “Eisenhuttenwerke Thale” and in a shell size of 64, with a lot number of “2486”. The medium liner is in size 57. Shell retains 90-95% of its rough gray green paint, with some patina, dust, and dirt. Interior retains approximately 95% of its smooth green finish, with dust and dirt in the center area. Heer decal is in approximately 92% condition with the required era coat of lacquer, which shows up nicely with a black light. Original early aluminum liner band is present and is untouched. Liner is complete, untouched, in a very light color, with a size stamp of “57”, with light fraying to the leather around the edge, and light stains from being worn. Original liner drawstring is present. Original chinstrap with steel fittings is also present, with light wear, and and appear to be dated “1942” with what appears to be a maker marking of “Heinrich Sohn KG”. Liner assembly appears to be untouched with tight rivets, prongs, and pins. CONDITION: Overall excellent plus and a very nice combat example. WZ 1,500 - 2,000 152

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1342 - IDENTIFIED WORLD WAR II US M1 “GO DEVILS” 9TH INFANTRY DIVISION HELMET GROUP. Group consists of: (A) World War II front seam, fixed bale M1 helmet with painted stenciled red devil and the letters “G O” on each side, Mine Safety Appliance liner. During the 60th Infantry’s drive along the Tunisia-Algeria border, the regiment captured a German general’s diary which gave the regiment its nickname, the “Go Devils”. In his account of American actions against the Germans, the general wrote, “Look at those devils go!” The 60th Infantry thereafter became known as the “Go Devils”. (B) Slot brooch Bronze Star named on the reverse “Frank V. Kalich Jr”, in titled case. (C) 60th Infantry Unit History “Follow Through”. (D) V-Mail letter from Corporal Frank Kalich to his brother, Corporal R.J. Kalich, dated 7/22/1943. CONDITION: All components are in excellent condition showing minor wear only. (Very Good - Excellent). 1,000 - 1,500

1343 - THIRD REICH TRANSITIONAL REISSUE POLICE DOUBLE DECAL M16 HELMET. Third Reich Polizei double decal transitional helmet with no visible markings. Markings may be obscured because of the reissue paint, or the addition of new chinstrap mounting hardware which might have covered the them. Shell retains 90-95% of its reissued smooth apple green paint, with worn areas exposing its original earlier paint of a dark gray green. Interior retains approximately 97% of its smooth green finish, with dust and dirt in the center area. Polizei decal is in approximately 95% condition with the required era coat of lacquer, which shows up nicely with a black light. Third Reich Party decal is in 65-70% condition, also with the required era applied lacquer. Original World War I era Model 1916 steel band is present and is untouched. Liner assembly, consisting of 3 filled pads, is untouched, in a light brown color, and is in great condition. Some sign of markings are present, and the liner tongues have era-added rivets with a drawstring made of two strands of twine. The liner pads have a very light spray line of the helmet’s smooth green near where they mount to the liner band. Interesting original leather chinstrap with a black painted steel buckle is present, though it appears one end has been damaged and repaired. CONDITION: Overall excellent plus overall, and is a very interesting helmet. WZ 1,500 - 2,000

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1344 - LOT OF 6: SOVIET UNION MILITARY DRESS CAPS AND BELT. Lot consists of: (A) Soviet navy admiral’s dress belt, high quality with heavy interlocking two-piece buckle and wool-backed belt. (B) Soviet navy admiral’s service visor cap, older cap of very high quality. Gilt bullion insignia and visor trim nicely toned. CONDITION: Very good with minor wear. (C) Soviet admiral’s white-top service visor cap, LOT - 1344 also an older high quality cap. CONDITION: Excellent with minor toning to the white top. (D) Soviet air force general’s visor cap dated 1974. CONDITION: Excellent showing no wear. (E) Soviet navy officer’s visor cap. CONDITION: Excellent with minor misshaping. (F) East German navy officer’s visor cap with single row of leaves on the visor. CONDITION: Excellent showing no wear. DG 700 - 900

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LOT - 1346 1345 - LOT OF 9: US NAVY OFFICER CAPS. Lot consists of: World War II caps - unless noted, all display bullion oak leaves on their visors: (A) Tan- top cap by “Art Caps New York”, interior sleeve displays a calling card reading “John William Gurry, Lieutenant Commander Civil Engineers Corps”. CONDITION: Excellent with minor tarnish on the front insignia. (B) Black-top cap by “Berkshire-Flex”. CONDITION: Very good with the interior leather sweatband partially detached. (C) Grey-top cap by “Art Caps”. CONDITION: Very good with a few areas of wear on the grey top. (D) Post World War II tan-top cap with unmarked interior. CONDITION: Excellent. (E) White-top cap with interior label reading “Presented 16. Oct. 1944, U.S.S. New York, H Division, F. L. Barrows Lieut. (DC) USNR”. CONDITION: Very good with the exception on the white top which shows staining. (F) Post World War II white-top cap by Bancroft. CONDITION: Interior sweatband is fragmented, white top shows toning. (G) Post World War II tan-top cap by Bancroft. CONDITION: Excellent. (H) Tan-top cap by “Art Caps”. CONDITION: Excellent. (I) White-top cap with non-military bullion insignia. CONDITION: Very good with moderate wear and staining. DG 700 - 900 1346 - LARGE VARIED LOT: 7 PIECES OF US MILITARY HEAD GEAR AND ADDITIONAL OTHER MILITARIA. This large varied 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. (C) Army Air Force Pilot’s Navigation Kit, leather with working zipper sides, interior with airspeed, altitude and dead reckoning computers, rulers, small USAAF flashlight, flak location map around Bolzano Italy, bombing run photographs and bombing mission to Hamm Germany summary. CONDITION: Very good. (D) Type E-1 Bombardiers Case, leather trimmed canvas with working zippers, named on the front. CONDITION: Very good showing moderate service wear. (E) 1920’-30’s Flyers Leather Helmet, the front displaying a painted pilots wing, attached are a pair of USAAF Type B-1 Luxor goggles. CONDITION: Very good, the flying helmet shows general wear with some small rips in the leather, goggles have clear lenses and soft rubber pads. (F) 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. (G) Two competitive drill pendant medals. The first has a suspension bar inscribed “ROYAL R. HEUTER” and stamped “JOHN HARRIOTT BOSTON” on the back. Suspended from chains is an American eagle, crossed drill rifles and “Co. C.” inscribed on a panel. The main pin body hanging below the rifles is a shield with scroll accents and a central laurel wreath. Inscribed around the wreath “1ST PRIZE COMPETITIVE DRILL 2D REGT. FEB. 15, ‘99” and inside the wreath is “UBBA” with marks above and below. 4-1/2” x 1-3/4” approximately. The second is similar with the suspension bar inscribed “CORP. J.L. WEHRLE” in front and “JOHN HARRIOTT 3 WINTER ST. BOSTON” on the back. Suspended from chains are crossed drill rifles and a ribbon with no inscription. The main pin body hanging below the rifles is a shield with scroll accents and a central laurel wreath and ornate insignia. Inscribed around the wreath is “COMPETITIVE DRILL SECOND PRIZE 1898”. 4” X 1-3/4” approximately. Neither medal is gold. CONDITION: Excellent. (H) Included are four US Army officers visor caps with gold bullion trim on their visors. Each with General officer’s names embossed on their sweatbands, these names added post-period. CONDITION: Excellent. Also included is a US Army officer’s cap showing mothing. (Very Good). 800 - 1,200 154

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1347 - LOT OF 11: WORLD WAR II ERA U.S. NAVY, USMC AND ARMY VISOR CAPS. CONSISTS OF: (A) Three U.S. Army officer’s caps, one maker marked “A. Jacobs & Son Baltimore”, one marked “U.S. Army Officer’s Regulation Cap”, one unmarked. All with fine quality wool bodies and retaining their leather sweatbands and full linings. CONDITION: Very good with some minor discoloration and wear. (B) Green U.S. Army wool enlisted cap, interior marked “ Service Cap, A Leecraft Product”. CONDITION: Leather visor detached, body showing wear. (C) Cotton khaki U.S. Army enlisted visor cap. CONDITION: Good. Body exhibits staining, sweatband missing its stitching and held in place with glue. (D) Two USMC enlisted dress visor caps with gilt E.G.& A. insignia. Both with basket weave bodies, full interior linings and leather sweatbands . CONDITION: Very good, undamaged wool bodies and red trim. One with partially detached seatband. (E) USMC green wool cap, sweatband with contract stamp dated 1952. CONDITION: Very good with one small hole on its top. (F) US Navy officer’s visor cap with metal insignia and basket weave body. Leather sweatband stitched firmly to the body. CONDITION: Excellent. (G) Post-World War II US Navy officer’s visor cap with metal insignia, hard plastic body. CONDITION: Very good with minor wear only. (H) US Navy officer’s visor cap. CONDITION. Good, showing general wear and soiling. Good - Very Good 400 - 600

LOT - 1348

1348 - GERMAN WORLD WAR II SIGNAL OFFICER’S TUNIC. This is the M36 pattern that was worn throughout the war by German Army officers. It is tailor made of a tricot wool, with a diagonal ribbed weave. A hand embroidered German Army officer eagle is neatly hand sewn to the breast. There is some mothing around the edges of the eagle. The shoulder boards are beautiful, high quality pre-war manufacture, piped yellow for Nachrichten (Signals). They each have one rank pip, indicating a rank of Oberleutnant. The braid on the shoulder boards has a real silver content, which has toned handsomely with time. The stitching on the shoulder boards is tight and invisible, typical original tailor work. The collar tabs are very neatly machine sewn to the collar using the same thread that was used in the collar’s construction, leaving no doubt that this is an original application. This Signal Officer’s Tunic features original sewn award loops for one badge and for a ribbon bar. A buttonhole ribbon for the Iron Cross 2nd Class is also present. The tunic is mostly clean, with signs of wear and use. There is a small area of mothing on the right sleeve, with some scattered small holes, the largest around pencil eraser size. The field grey painted buttons suggest that this was intended for field and service use. The inside of this Signal Officer’s Tunic features the an artificial silk. There is an internal belt, as well as a dagger slit, inside the left pocket and lining. Inside the pocket, there is a name tag with the name “Heinz Schulz” and the date “14. VI. 1939” (June 14, 1939). It may be possible to research this officer. The inside matches the outside perfectly, with some signs of wear. This is a great officer service tunic, in fine pre-war quality, for an Army officer who served in the war and was decorated. CONDITION: Excellent. D.W. 700 - 900

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LOT - 1349 1349 - LOT OF 12: GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMBANDS AND SPORT SHIRT EMBLEMS. Lot consists of: Three Heer Sport Shirt Emblems, each showing minor patina throughout. One “Deutsche Wehrmacht” Armband with patina throughout, and various countries and cities of Europe penned on the reverse. One “SA” Sports Armband with original RZM tag inside. One NSDAP Armband with original RZM tag inside. One Veteran’s Association Armband, “Kyffhauser Bund”, which is not sewn together on the reverse and most likely unissued. One NSKOV Armband which is unsewn on the reverse. One Luftwaffe Sport Shirt Emblem. One “Im Dienst Der Deutsche Wehrmacht” Armband. One Volksturm Armband, which is unsewn and most likely unissued. One Medic Armband with ink stamp on the reverse. CONDITION: The 12 armbands are in conditions varying from very good to near mint. D.W. 600 - 900

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1350 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH POLITICAL LEADER BREECHES, AND 2 REICHSWEHR BUCKLES. Lot consists of: (A) Black Political Leader breeches, (B) 1920’s Reichswehr one-piece buckle, and (C) 1920’s Reichswehr two piece buckle. (A) Black ribbed wool Political Leader breeches, which appear to be unmarked. Lightly worn breeches have a dark green cotton lining around the waist, lining the pockets, inside the fly area, and around the leg cuffs (edge and inside). There are two slash pockets and a watch pocket on the front, and a slash pocket on the right rear, secured by a button. There are seven buttons which secure the leg cuff area, with one missing. There are six buttons around the inside of the waistband, and three have been replaced. There are five buttons which secure the fly area, and two have been replaced. CONDITION: Near mint condition. (B) One-piece nickel Reichswehr buckle with uniform aging. CONDITION: Excellent. (C) Two-piece Reichswehr nickel buckle with steel prong assembly with uniform aging. CONDITION: Excellent. 600 - 900 1351 - LARGE LOT OF USMC UNIFORMS. Lot consists of: (A) Mess dress officer’s jacket with bullion cuff facings and Colonel’s rank insignia, with matching trousers dated 1958 CONDITION: Both excellent. (B) Two Pattern 1941 HBT three pocket jackets with USMC stencil, one collar pinned with matching pair of Colonel’s rank insignia. CONDITION: Very good condition. (C) Pattern 1944 HBT Jacket. CONDITION: Excellent. (D) HBT Trousers CONDITION: Showing wear. (E) Tunic dated 1942-43 with Marine 3rd Amphibious Battalion patch. CONDITION: Very good. (F) Two pocket wool tunic. CONDITION: Good. (G) Officer’s four pocket black tunic with full insignia and medals. CONDITION: Excellent. (H) Two pairs dress blue trousers. CONDITION: Excellent. (I) Four USMC shirts. (J) One army shirt. (K) HBT cap. (L) World War II enlisted visor cap. CONDITION: Very good. (M) Five veteran’s garrison caps. (N) White-top officer’s visor cap with damaged visor. (Very Good). 500 - 700

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1352 - WORLD WAR II IDENTIFIED NURSE’S UNIFORM GROUP. Lot consists of: Green wool tunic complete with rank and collar insignia, WAC “hobby” hat, leather purse named inside the flap “Geneva Wessels 2nd Lt”, WAC garrison cap, named on the interior, seersucker dress with name tag in the collar, nurses white cotton cap and white cotton skirt. Included are photographs of Lt Wessels, a North African pocket guide, and North African language guide. CONDITION: Tunic, skirt and dress show moderate wear and a few repairs. The leather purse is in excellent condition. DG 500 - 700 1353 - WORLD WAR II ERA 82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION IKE JACKET 82nd Airborne Division Ike Jacket with awards and laundry number. On the left shoulder the jacket has a machine sewn 82nd Airborne Division patch. On the bottom of the left sleeve there are two machine sewn overseas stripes. Both arms have post-WWII private stripes. The jacket has one US collar disc on the right lapel and one Infantry collar disc on the left lapel. Both discs are matching type V clutch back collar discs. On the chest above the left pocket is a pin back parachutist badge marked “sterling” on the reverse. There is also a two piece ribbon bar that contains a Good Conduct Ribbon and a European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with four campaign stars and one invasion arrowhead. Below the ribbon bar and pinned to the pocket flap is a clutch back Combat Infantryman Badge that is marked sterling on the reverse. The inside of the jacket has several stamped numbers and letters in the bottom right corner. The inside collar has a hand written “B.” along with the laundry number G-0939 stamped four times. There appears to be a name written underneath one of the laundry numbers, but the ink is faded and illegible. This Ike Jacket has a custom tailored zipper along with United Carr snaps. Both outer pockets are sewn shut and appear to be there simply for show. The tag is significantly faded and not much information can be read from it other than the size 34S. There is also a document with information regarding the jacket from the consignor. The jacket is in excellent condition and shows almost no blemishes. JD 500 - 700

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LOT - 1354

1354 - IKE JACKET IDENTIFIED TO CHARLES KADLEC, 101ST AIRBORNE. World War II 101st Airborne “Ike” Jacket identified to Charles J. Kadlec. On the left shoulder the jacket has a hand sewn, cross stitched ADSEC patch that appears to be English made. There are also two machine sewn overseas stripes on the bottom of the left arm. On the right shoulder, the jacket has a machine sewn 101st airborne patch. The jacket has one US collar disc on the right lapel, and a signal corps disc on the left lapel. The collar insignia are clutch back type V discs. On the chest above the left pocket there is a parachutist badge that is marked “sterling.” There is also a three piece ribbon bar that contains the awards: American Defense Ribbon, European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with two campaign stars and one invasion arrowhead, and World War II Service Ribbon. Below the ribbons is a Good Conduct Medal with the name “Charles J Kadlec” engraved on the reverse. There is also a marksman badge with a rifle clasp, both badge and clasp are marked “sterling.” Over the right pocket there is a machine sewn ruptured duck patch. The inside of the jacket contains several ink markings, including Kadlec’s initials “CJK” under the inside right pocket as well as K95-88 on the inside of the collar. The jacket is a size 36R, made by Youth-Craft Clothes Co. and dated June 30th, 1944. The jacket is in great condition for its age, and only displays minimal small moth nips and one light stain. JD 500 - 700

LOT - 1355

1355 - CIRCA 1810 U.S. STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD. Blade Length: 32 - 1/2” Overall Length: 39” American spadroon marketed by Davis and Brown of Boston. White bone grip, gilt brass hilt with urn pommel, faced with four inset panels with bellflowers, high capstan, knuckleguard with three loops with standing flowers at the joints on either side. 14-1/2” blued panels on either side of the blade. On obverse a small illegible blade stamp at base of blade. Davis and Brown in scroll over oval with “Warranted” and “Boston” above the ricasso on a leaf background. American eagle with 15 stars overhead above and foliate scroll. Reverse with ‘G’ stamp for Gill as blade maker, with three floral and one panoply of arms, drypoint etched and gilt washed. Good edge and point. Bright metal mixed with dark grey above the blue, but grey mixing with upper end of blue as well. Davis and Brown were active in the military goods business in Boston from about 1802-1820. CONDITION: A pretty sword despite the grey on the blade. Hilt has lots of gilt. Very slight play to the urn pommel. Reeded grip is stable but has lengthwise narrow crack on reverse. No blade pad. Gilt mounts show rubbing. About 50% gilt remains. Scabbard rings in place. Upper mount does not show trace of stud, but likely had one. Black leather scabbard with scattered finish loss. Good color, but broken about 8” above the drag and crudely repaired with black tape. Drag likely replaced. Upper edge design does not match other mounts and shows signs of silver wash. Other mounts are clearly gilt. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,800 - 2,500

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LOT - 1356 1356 - ELABORATE AND EARLY EAGLE HEAD POMMEL SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 29 - 1/4” Overall Length: 34 - 3/4” Circa 1800-1810, this mounted artillery officer’s sword is featured in plate 5 on page 78 of “The American Eagle Pommel Sword” by E. Andrew Mowbray. The maker that these swords are attributed to in the book is Marquand, Paulding, & Penfield in Savannah, Georgia. A similar example with their mark was once in the Medicus Collection. The sword is also featured on page 272 of “American Swords & Sword Makers: Volume II” by Richard H. Bezdek. The sword has a slightly curved blade with wide shallow single fuller and both sides are partially blued and engraved with gilded decoration. The right side shows a liberty cap and stand of arms as well as a patriotic eagle with an “E. PLURIBUS UNUM” banner in its beak. The other side shows floral motifs, polearms and a liberty cap. The elaborate gilt brass hilt has an eight slot pierced guard and fluted knuckle bow which attaches into the open beak of the eagle pommel with an integral backstrap. The ivory grip is grooved and has a roped gilt brass ferrule at the base. The sword is complete with its original black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts. CONDITION: Blade retains about 60-70% original polish, blued finish, and gilt, with some ares faded or frosted. Hilt retains 50-60% original gilt finish with most wear being on the backstrap and edges. Grip shows some hairline cracks and a minor chip on both sides, at the pommel. Scabbard is very good showing some crazing and minor surface losses. Throat mount retains about 60-70% original gilt, other two mounts show minor traces of gilt. A very unusual and attractive eagle pommel featured in two books. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,500 - 2,500

LOT - 1357 1357 - SCARCE U.S. 1805-1820 ENGINEER’S SWORD. Blade Length: 33 - 1/4” Overall Length: 40” Peterson identified this as the pattern carried US Engineers from about 1805 to 1820 and somewhat later on the basis of an identified example from the War of 1812. They are only briefly described in records as straight bladed, yellow mounted, with white or black grips. Modeled on a contemporary British sword, as many US patterns were, the sword has a straight spadroon style blade, flat, double clamshell guard, fluted bone grip with ferrules and faceted urn pommel with capstan. The blade etching includes the name of the Birmingham sword maker “R. Bolton,” who is well known for supplying the American market and the blade has an American eagle, confirming its intended destination. The scabbard, like Peterson’s and the limited specifications, is black leather with gilt brass mounts. CONDITION: Very good. Brass hilt is plain, with strong remnants of muted gilt, with some rubbing to the brass on the pommel. Grip is very good, no chips or cracks, somewhat yellowed on reverse, cream color obverse. Blade pad is missing. Very slight wobble to the hilt. Upper two-thirds of the blade, dull silver mixed with grey and brown, but smooth metal, good edge and point. Lower third blued, drypoint etched and gold washed. Foliate and trophy of arms with liberty cap reverse. Obverse with Bolton’s name in scroll and American eagle with US shield and ribbon overhead. Very good blue, with only small slightly rubbed area on reverse near guard, very good gold wash making the motifs quite vivid. Scabbard is solid. Good color, minor crazing to finish overall. Fifty percent gilt remaining on top mount, others show as aged brass. Carrying rings and stud in place. A very nice War of 1812 period sword with American motifs and connected with a small and elite branch of service. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,200 - 2,500

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LOT - 1358 1358 - U.S. MODEL 1833 DRAGOON SABER. Blade Length: 34” Overall Length: 39 - 1/2”

Regulation pattern 1833 dragoon saber with scabbard. “NP Ames / Cutler / Springfield / 1837” drypoint etched obverse above guard. “United States” over leafy branch on reverse. CONDITION: Very good. Hilt with untouched medium brass patina. Very good leather with just minor wear near pommel. Correct, tight coiled wire binding. Very slight ding to backstrap near guard. “MPL” crisp at upper edge inside of guard. “WS” on quillon disk. Blade pad is present. Blade is bright with very slight grey areas. Blade etching a tad light, but very legible. A couple of tiny edge nicks, nothing very noticeable. Scabbard is good and bears both WS and MPL stamps, but has been polished bright with a few grey and brown spots coming up. A very good example of the regulation early dragoon saber. (SR). PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,200 - 1,800

LOT - 1359 1359 - EXTREMELY RARE “ROSE” MARKED NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER’S SWORD. Blade Length: 29” Overall Length: 34 - 1/4”

For another identical example of this scarce Rose sword, see figure 98 on page 103 of “American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords” by Daniel D. Hartzler. Circa 1790-1810, this sword has a straight colichemarde-shaped blade and is double edged with both sides faceted. Engraved and gilded decorations on each side include an early federal eagle, floral motifs, and a bird. The steel stirrup hilt has a counterguard on the right side and is stamped “ROSE” on the right side of the knuckle bow, near the pommel. Pommel cap and integral backstrap are faceted. The cherry grip has bulbous sections and is decorated with twisted brass wire. CONDITION: Very good, overall. Blade retains a grey patina with scattered light freckling. Tip possibly reshaped. Hilt retains a dark brown patina, “ROSE” stamp is excellent. Grip excellent. A very scarce configuration of an early Rose sword. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,000 - 2,000

LOT - 1360 1360 - AMERICAN FEDERAL LION HILT SABER. Blade Length: 31 - 1/2” Overall Length: 36 - 3/4”

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Dating about 1785 to 1800. Cast brass hilt with lionhead pommel and spiral grooved grip. Knuckleguard divides along the bottom, joins with crossbar forming rounded ends to the first openings, then continues separately with crossbar join again at mid-blade, reuniting above at terminus of curved counterguard, the whole imitating in form the earlier slotted guards. The blade is curved with single edge, narrow fuller along back edge. sabers of this form are often termed “American Light Horse” sabers because some turn up with that motto on the blade. They are imports, often marked by Wilhelm Tesche Peters and associated with the Philadelphia area. This one is unmarked with exception of three six-pointed stars struck on the obverse blade flat seven inches from the guard, and traces of another three with part of a crescent moon on reverse in the same position. CONDITION: Very good. Medium patina to hilt with small dings, darker color in recesses, good detail to lion. No cracks or breaks to guard. Blade smooth, steel grey with dark grey spots and some brown near hilt with some fine pitting there and occasional freckling elsewhere. Blade shows an old cleaning, with softening of marks on reverse indicating there may have been cabalistic symbols, and some uneveness to lower edge with slightly rounded point. A known type of saber imported to America in the early Federal period. See Peterson-18 for an example with a wide-fuller blade and published articles on Philadelphia area brass hilts. SR 1,000 - 2,000

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1361 - LOT OF THREE: THREE MILITIA OFFICER’S SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 31 - 3/4” (B) 31” (C) 30 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 37” (B) 37” (C) 35 - 1/2” Lot consists of three American swords with straight blades, brass hilts and pommels, dating about 1835 to 1860. (A) Helmet pommel, mother-of-pearl grips, American eagle on counterguard. Etched spadroon blade. Engraved scabbard. CONDITION: Very good. Slight looseness to pommel. LOT - 1361 Good gilt in recesses. Wear to backstrap and under strap showing dark brass. Slight play to counterguard. Vivid etching to blade. A few gray spots near tip. Two significant edge nicks on lower edge, one at end of frosting, the other just above. Scabbard very good with some wear to gold wash. Floral engraving near rings. Cloud and dot border lines. (B) Sharkskin and wire wrapped grip. Chain guard. Crossguard with langets up and down. Floral cast motifs. 1832/34 style blade. CONDITION: Good to very good. Grip excellent. Hilt and scabbard are age toned brass. Frosting has turned gray, but bright etching is very visible with American eagle on reverse, stand of arms with liberty cap on obverse, along with floral motifs. Scabbard has median ridge rather than oval cross section appropriate to blade, but aged patina on both is a match and they appear to have been together forever. (C) Columbia head pommel. Plain mother-of-pearl grip panels. American eagle centered on counterguard. Blue and gilt spadroon blade. CONDITION: good. Engraved scabbard shows mended break with brass sleeve. Looseness to hilt. Blade shows gray and strong rubbing to blue and gilt. Weyersberg marked blade. Horstmann stamp reverse of scabbard at throat. (SR) 1,000 - 1,500

1362 - CIVIL WAR CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER BY SAUERBIER Blade Length: 34 - 3/4” Overall Length: 41” LOT - 1362 A Civil War cavalry officer’s saber with typical unstopped, narrow blade and downturned pommel with spanner nut characteristic of Sauerbier of New Jersey. Typical Sauerbier heavy brass hilt with floral decoration. Leather grip with triple brass wire binding. Etched floral motifs and US shield obverse. Reverse with floral, arms, and “U.S.” Browned scabbard with openwork floral mounts. CONDITION: Very good. Good grip and wire, mellow patina to hilt with some subdued gilt. Pad in place. Blade is grey with dark grey spots, obscuring the etched motifs. A few minor edge nicks. Hilt has slight looseness, but might tighten. A good example of a regulation US cavalry officer’s saber with characteristic Sauerbier touches. SR 900 - 1,400 1363 - LOT OF TWO: 1840 HEAVY CAVALRY SABER AND 1840 MOUNTED ARTILLERY SABER. Blade Length: (A) 35 - 1/2” (B) 32” Overall Length: (A) 41” (B) 37 1/8” Lot consists of: (A) 1840 cavalry saber with 35 - 1/2” gently curving blade with partial double LOT - 1363 fuller running for approximately 3/4 of the length of the blade. Left side of ricasso marked “Horstmann / Phila”. Right side with Solingen maker’s mark. Traditional three branch guard, single strand of braided brass wire, and leather grip. Plain scabbard with two hangers and “X X III” on outside lip of drag. Throat marked “VII”. CONDITION: Very good. Blade does not appear to have been repolished with crosspolish still visible and blade bright with some minor scattered areas of old inactive oxidation. Scabbard is a deep even brown patina with some door pinches at the drag and flashes of steel, primarily in protected areas and one large area at the drag. (B) 1840 Mounted Artillery Saber with 32” deeply curved blade with single fuller running for nearly the entire length of the blade. Right side of ricasso marked “US / S.K.”, left side with “N.P. Ames / Cabotville / 1847”. Standard brass D guard with single braid of brass wire and leather grip. Pommel with “R.C.” and “J.W.B.” inspector marks. Correctly style scabbard sans throat to sit in recessed crossguard fits sword with some effort. CONDITION: Good. Blade is an mixture of bright steel and old inactive oxidation with some nicks to blade and spine. Guard is good with marks from handling and use. Leather wrap and wire is good with a few cracks. A nice lot of swords. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. EW. 800 - 1,200

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1364 - LOT OF 4: ARTILLERY, HORSEMAN’S, 1840 EAGLE HEAD ARTILLERY AND MOUNTED OFFICER’S SABERS. Blade Length: (A) 32” (B) 33” (C) 26”, (D) 29 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 37 - 1/2” (B) 37 - 1/2” (C) 31 - 1/2”, (D) 34 - 1/2” Lot consists of: Four swords. (A) 1845 dated Ames Light Artillery 1840 pattern. Scarce, early Mexican War date. US / JH inspector marks obverse ricasso. Ames firm address on reverse. First type scabbard. CONDITION: Very good. Blade has good edge and point, but grey with dark grey overall. Some shallow pitting near tip. Hilt excellent with undisturbed LOT - 1364 pommel, age patina, original full leather and wire. (B) Import light cavalry saber. Blade 1-1/4” wide at guard. Three narrow fullers starting 7” from guard. Brass hilt with three branch guard, narrow counterguard, bird’s head pommel with short capstan. Contoured and grooved wood grip. CONDITION: Very good. Blade dark grey and caramel brown, smooth metal, good edge and point, one small spot of raised brown surface rust obverse, 9” from tip. (C) 1872 staff and field. Standard configuration. CONDITION: Fair to poor. Etching visible, but grey blade. Steel scabbard mostly brown. Grip wrap shows wear. Hilt dark with some play. (D) 1840 period eagle pommel with narrow spadroon blade. Blade blued for lower third with point etched and gilt washed floral and military motifs. Scrolling counterguard with arms display. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Blade is bright with minor grey spotting at upper end. Blue and gilt is bright. Cylindrical bone grip is excellent. Hilt has slight play. Counter brass reddish in tone. Pommel and knuckleguard more neutral dark brass. Scabbard is very good, black leather with age toned brass mounts. A good group of swords. The 1845 date Ames is particularly hard to come by and is in good shape. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 800 - 1,200 1365 - BANNERMAN HILTED U.S. MODEL 1840 ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SABER BY HORSTMANN WITH CAST GRIP. Blade Length: 35 - 3/4” Overall Length: 41 - 1/2”

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The 1840 artillery officer’s saber was regulation both for artillery officers and mounted officers of infantry, making it appropriate also for infantry field and staff officers. This is a nice example by Horstmann. Heavy pommel cap with notched edge to top. Heavily cast knuckleguard with floral motifs and central four-leaf petal on either side. Obverse etched with firm name at bottom, “Wm. Horstman & Sons Philadelphia.” Etched panel shows light frosting but very visible floral elements and trophies of arms. Back of blade etched “Iron Proof” and extended flowering vine. Reverse with geometric and floral motifs, and trophies of arms with a US shield in the lower panoply. Etched panels end in flowering points on both sides. Plain iron scabbard. Throat secured with screws at either edge. CONDITION: Very good. Hilt has medium patina to brass. Cast pebbled grip is good, but one abraded spot at bottom center affecting two ridges. Blade is bright and etching vivid though frosting is thin. Three or four tiny brown spots at bottom reverse near ricasso. Scabbard smooth metal, bright mixed with dark grey spots. Drag, rings, and throat in place. An interesting example of a scarce sword. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 700 - 1,000

1366 - AMERICAN STIRRUP HILT SHORT SABER. Blade Length: 29 - 3/4” Overall Length: 34 - 3/4”

LOT - 1366

This sword bears the white collection tag of George C. Neumann and is shown in plate 73.SS in his book “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”. Straight single edged American manufactured blade with crude narrow single fuller along top on both sides. Heavy hand forged iron stirrup hilt with evidence of a branch which was once on the right side, but was removed carefully during the period of use. The wooden grip is composed of bulbous sections. CONDITION: Blade retains a spotted grey patina with some sharpening to edge. Hilt retains a dark patina. Grip very good showing some minor scuffing and wormholes. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. Ex. George C. Neumann Collection. DMG. 700 - 1,200

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1367 - FANTASTIC FRENCH-IMPORTED EAGLE HEAD POMMEL SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 31 - 1/2” Overall Length: 37 - 1/4”

LOT - 1367

This sword was probably imported to America in the early part of the 19th century. It is in the French taste, but features many patriotic American motifs. The sword has a heavily curved blade with wide single fuller on each side. There are etched foliate scrolls and moons on both sides. Cast and chased reverse-P hilt of brass with languettes, the right side featuring a relief splayed eagle with an “E. PLURIBUS UNUM” banner above. The quillon is also a detailed eagle head. Heavy knucklebow engraved with a flower in the center and the sides with repeating chased acanthus leaf designs. Large and detailed eagle head pommel and fruitwood French-style grip with checkered panels and fluted borders. Complete with its original brass scabbard with brass mounts, heavily decorated with repousse foliate scrolls and florals. CONDITION: Blade shows a grey patina with some areas of scattered rust and darker patina, designs show wear. Hilt retains a dark patina. Grip with some minor chipping. Scabbard has traces of silver plating in protected areas and retains a light mustard patina, some minor scattered denting. Fit slightly askew at throat, one minor chip to throat ring. A very elaborate imported American eagle pommel sword. DMG 700 - 1,500 1368 - LOT OF 2: US STARR 1812-1813 CONTRACT SABER AND STARR 1818 CAVALRY SABER, WITH SCABBARDS. Blade Length: (A) 33 - 1/4” (B) 32” Overall Length: (A) 38 - 1/2” (B) 37 - 1/4” Lot consists of: (A) US Model 1812-1813 Cavalry Saber by N. Starr, with scabbard. Standard configuration with curved, unfullered blade with clip point. Stamped “N. STARR” on right side LOT - 1368 of ricasso. Standard iron reverse ‘P’ hilt with birds head pommel and leather wrapped grip. Complete with original iron scabbard. CONDITION: Blade retains a dark mottled grey patina with scattered areas of pitting and a few nicks to edge. Marking excellent. Hilt retains a spotted grey patina and grip has dry leather with some minor losses. Scabbard retains a heavy brown patina with some denting. (B) US Contract Model 1818 Cavalry Saber by Starr. Standard configuration with right side of blade marked “US/P/LS/N. STARR”. Complete with original black painted iron scabbard. CONDITION: Blade retains a bright surface with scattered grey areas and excellent markings, a few minor nicks to edge. Hilt retains a grey patina, grip retains most of original leather with one small area of loss on left side, near pommel. Scabbard retains about 70-80% original black finish with scattered scratches turned to brown patina, some shallow denting. A nice lot of Starr marked swords. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 600 - 1,200 1369 - LOT OF THREE: US REGULATION MODEL 1840 NCO SWORDS WITH SCABBARDS. Blade Length: (A) 32 - 1/4” (B) 32” (C) 31 - 7/8 Overall Length: (A) 38 - 3/4” (B) 38 - 1/2” (C) 38 - 1/4” Lot consists of three regulation pattern US 1840 NCO swords by Ames, Roby, and Emerson and Silver. All with scabbards, including characteristic steel LOT - 1369 scabbard of E&S. (A) Muted brass hilt, good Ames maker mark in scroll and US / AHC / 1862 on ricasso. Blade pad in place. CONDITION: Very good. Blade smooth, silver gray, good edge and point, minor gray spots, still shows cross polish at blade base. Scabbard shows wear spots to finish. Good seam. Both mounts in place, weak spot above drag with fold to leather. (B) Roby. CONDITION: Medium tone to brass hilt. Roby address on obverse ricasso. “US / 1864 / AGM” on reverse. Cross polishing present. Some very small nicks to edge at forte. Otherwise good edge and point. Smooth bright metal, but with some light gray spots and a few areas of darker gray spots. Scabbard very good. Minor wear spots, some crackling. Good seam. Mounts tight with medium tone matching hilt. (C) Emerson and Silver. CONDITION: Very good. Hilt shows some gilt to pommel and guard. Blade with good edge and point. Silver gray in tone with dark gray streaks. No blade pad. Firm name and address reverse ricasso, “US / DFM / 1863” on reverse. Light traces of cross polish. Scabbard very good. Mounts with medium tone. Drag shows some dents and missing screw. Smooth brown color to scabbard body. A good cross section of contractor supplied Civil War regulation army swords carried by NCOs and by infantry company sergeants in particular. (SR) 600 - 900 163 www.MorphyAuctions.com | December 10, 2019


1370 - LOT OF 2: FINE KNIGHT’S HEAD POMMEL OFFICER’S SWORDS WITH SCABBARDS. Blade Length: (A) 31 - 1/2” (B) 25 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 37” (B) 31 1/2”

LOT - 1370

Lot consists of: (A) Knight’s Head Pommel Officer’s Sword with Scabbard. Circa 1821-1850. Straight single edged and single fullered blade decorated on both sides with etched foliate scrolls and patriotic motifs. Brass hilt with relief cast eagle on on guard and knight’s head pommel. Mother of Pearl grip scales with twisted brass wire accents. Complete with its original brass scabbard with repousse decorations. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with some scattered darker grey spotting and some high edge wear. Brass has been polished overall and shows some light marks from carrying. Pearl grips shows some very minor chips. (B) Knight’s Head Pommel Militia Officer’s Sword with Scabbard. Plain tapered double edged blade. Cast brass hilt with crossguard and shell decorated languettes. Knight’s head pommel. Bone grip decorated with panels of large checkering. Complete with original brown leather scabbard with brass mounts. CONDITION: Blade polished and showing minor marks and spotting. Hilt retains a very dark patina. Grip excellent. Scabbard shows some minor flaking and damage near drag, mounts unpolished. A very nice lot of attractive American swords. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 500 - 800 1371 - LOT OF 4: CIVIL WAR ERA CAVALRY SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 35 - 3/4” (B) 34 - 1/2” (C) 35 - 1/2” (D) 19” Overall Length: (A) 41 - 1/2” (B) 40 - 1/2” (C) 41” (D) 25” Lot consist of: (A) C. HAMMOND M1840 heavy cavalry/dragoon saber. Made by the Charles Hammond firm of Philadelphia, this saber has single-edged blade and a pronounced curve and flat wide back. Maker marked on the ricasso: “C. HAMMOND” with the obverse ricasso plain. CONDITION: Steel blade exhibits an overall grey finish with LOT - 1371 scattered areas of discoloration and scattered small edge nicks. Twisted wire grip is all present with some wood and leather nicked and chipped. No scabbard or leather washer. (B) M1840 cavalry saber made by Ames. Blade surface has been lightly cleaned to bright with light scattered mottling. No nicks on the edge. Ricasso is marked “US” and A.D.K.” while the reverse is marked “AMES MFG. CO. / CABOTVILLE / 1850.” Leather washer is 40%. Iron scabbard has been painted black post-war, but is original to the sword and fits perfect. Top of brass pommel is stamped twice with inspector’s initials “J.W.R.” and “A.D.K.” CONDITION: Black leather grip retains twisted wire brass wrap that is in excellent condition. Leather shows no wear and the twisted wire wrap is 100%. All brass hardware is tight. (C) M1832 Ames Artillery Short Sword. CONDITION: Blade is grey overall with some mossing, with decent date markings and very strong eagle stamp. Brass handle and guard are excellent with nice patina. (D) M1860 cavalry saber and scabbard. Ricasso is marked: “AMES MFG. CO. CHICOPEE MASS” and on the reverse: “U.S. J.H. 1861.” CONDITION: Blade is cleaned to grey with overall mossing and scattered light nicks to edge. Period correct scabbard fits perfect. Original leather wrapped grip and wire wrap is 90%. BM VERY GOOD. 1,200 - 1,500 1372 - CITY TROOP CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER. Blade Length: 35 - 1/2” Overall Length: 41” Quillback blade with iron hilt. Sharkskin and wire wrapped grips. Horstmann and Weyersberg LOT - 1372 marked blade. Blade pad in place. Blade plated and etched on obverse with foliate scrolls at either extreme, US shield with flags and liberty cap on pole, American eagle and motto, conical tent. Obverse etched with foliate scrolls, American eagle, Tecumseh with raised tomahawk, “C.T.” in oval wreath. CONDITION: Good. Scabbard grey with dark grey spots, rings, throat, drag in place. Iron hilt dark, but wrap and binding are in place and very good. Edge and point good. Etching and frosting very visible, but grey spots to plating and freckling near the tip. (SR). PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 1,000 - 1,500 164

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1373 - TIFFANY MARKED CAVALRY SABER Blade Length: 35 - 1/2” Overall Length: 41” Tiffany imported British pattern 1821 enlisted saber and scabbard. Type I in Thillmann’s designation with an unstopped fuller and star/TC blade stamp, but with the rare addition of “Tiffany & Co.” on the obverse ricasso as well. RM&SB blade stamp on back edge near hilt for Robert Mole and Sons, Birmingham. CONDITION: Steel hilt a muted silver grey mixed with dark grey spots, but smooth metal with no corrosion. No wire. Leather wrap worn smooth and down to wood in places, about 20% remaining, but wood blends in well with dark brown and black of grip and it is not unsightly. Pad in place under guard. Blade excellent with good edge and point, no nicks, bright minor grey spots, brown stain at tip on either side that will likely clean. Scabbard was plated and shows rising brown overall in spidery patterns, thicker on lower half, some small areas of crustiness. Rings in place. Inventory number “W-8” scratched below throat. A very scarce saber imported by a well known military goods dealer in the Civil War, well documented in period photographs. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 800 - 1,200

LOT - 1374 1374 - LOT OF 2: CIVIL WAR OFFICER SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 33 - 1/2” (B) 29” Overall Length: (A) 39 - 1/2” (B) 34 - 3/4” Lot consists of one unmarked 1850 staff and field sword and one Ames foot officer’s sword. (A) Standard configuration staff and field with dark brass hilt, floral motifs and US in guard. CONDITION: Sharkskin grip wrap shows wear, slight shrinkage at base exposing wood and loss of color to white. Triple wire missing one border strand. No blade pad. Obverse etching foliate with arms mixed in, drums and flags at bottom, US shield, American eagle with shield, motto ribbon overhead. Reverse mixed martial and floral elements, US shield, US pennant, “US.” No frosting visible. Etched motifs are visible, but a bit light. Slight grey spots on reverse. Metal smooth, dull silver, with good edge and point. Scabbard dark brown-blue, generally smooth, but with some brown spots coming up. Slight rubbing low on reverse. Brass throat, upper and middle mounts and drag. Mounts are dark with untouched age patina. rings in place. Engraved with floral motifs, eagle on drag and blank shield on top mount for inscription. (B) Ames foot officer sword in metal scabbard. Etched blade address at base on reverse of blade. Stamped address on reverse upper scabbard mount. CONDITION: Hilt shows 10-20% of gilt in places. Single twisted wire in place. Sharkskin shows only minor wear and good color. Blade frosting shows grey. Obverse with US flag, liberty cap and arms. A flying eagle with raised wings, arrows and olive branches, but no motto ribbon. Reverse with US between floral scrolls. Blade smooth, good edge and point, a dull silver in color with dark grey spots. Drag, middle mounts and throat with straight edges, simple line borders, medium patina, Ames address on reverse of upper mount. Scabbard body deep blue with brown freckling overall. A good pair of field and line officer’s swords. SR 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 1375 1375 - IDENTIFIED CONFEDERATE SURGEON’S MEDICAL CHEST. A very rare medical chest with use by Confederate Surgeon Virginius Bartholomew Bilisoly (1826-1873.) Born in Norfolk City, Virginia, Bilisoly was an 1847 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and is recorded as practicing medicine in Portsmouth, Virginia, as early as 1850 in the US census. After the war he returned to his medical practice in Portsmouth and died there in 1873. The painted designation on the bottom of the chest indicates he used the chest in the Civil War during his tenure as Surgeon in Alabama and likely also in his earlier postings as Assistant Surgeon and Surgeon in two Virginia Regiments. Other painted designations indicate the chest passed into the hands of his brother Lisle Augustus Bilisoly (1834-1918,) who also served in the war and was Surgeon in the postwar 4th Virginia Regiment. Trunk is wood, with iron binding straps and corner plates, folding iron handles on either side. Lock keyhole on front. Top with rectangular, painted thin iron plate nailed in place, reading, “GLASS / HANDLE WITH [CAR]E.” A partially visible third line seems to read, “P[ortsmouth] Va.” On left side at bottom in white paint, “HOSPITAL CHEST / 4th Va. Vol.” with partially visible third line, “Portsmouth [Va.]” Right side rectangular thin iron plate, painted, “MEDICAL CHEST / 4th Va. Regt. / Portsmouth, Va.” Underside of chest painted in black, “V. B. Bilosly [sic] / Auburn / Ala.” with the number “54” at upper right, set off by a parenthesis. From his compiled CS service records, Verginius B. Bilisoly (Bilisoly and Bolosly are perfectly acceptable period spelling variations) was appointed Surgeon 41st Va. Infantry, Dept. of Norfolk, 7/19/61, and Surgeon 3rd Virginia Infantry 8/27/61. He resigned from the 3rd Virginia 11/23/61, and received an appointment as Surgeon, Provisional Army of the Confederate States (PACS,) 7/5/62 with rank from 2/18/62, indicating he was on duty at least from that date. He was in Okolona, Mississippi, 7/27/62 when he was directed to proceed to Montgomery, Alabama. He is recorded at Montgomery as Surgeon and Assistant Medical Purveyor to the end of January 1863 at least and then in Selma as Surgeon and Senior Surgeon of Post, serving there from late July 1863 until very near the end of the war when he was paroled 5/23/65 at Mobile, and returned to civilian life in Portsmouth, Virginia. At Selma he also served as President of a “Confederate Army Board of Medical Examination” in October 1864 and “Surgeon in charge of Hospitals” in February 1865. From the address on the bottom of the chest to Bilosoly at Auburn (east of Montgomery and Selma) and its painted number, it seems clear that the chest went with Bilisoly early in the war to his postings in Mississippi and Alabama. Virginius Bilisoly’s brother Lisle Augustus Bilisoly, had also received a medical degree (1855 Hahneman Medical College in Philadelphia,) but served in the 9th Virginia Infantry as a line officer and was wounded twice, at Seven Pines and at Second Manassas, where he lost a leg. Purported to have been detailed briefly as an Acting Assistant Surgeon in the regiment, he resigned in 1863 and returned to his own medical practice in Portsmouth. He is there well documented to have served as Surgeon in the postwar 4th Virginia Regiment into the 1890’s. He is specifically mentioned as being with the regiment at the 1890 dedication of the Lee statue in Richmond: “The ambulance corps - Dr. Bilisoly, Surgeon - accompanied the regiment.” While we feel the preponderance of evidence indicates the 4th Virginia association relates to the chest’s continued use postwar, there is the possibility it also refers to one incarnation of the 4th Virginia Battalion, which failed of its organization and was never mustered into service. The date of that unit’s organization is listed as 11/23/61, the very same date on which Virginius Biliosoly resigns from the 3rd Virginia, so there remains the possibility that the use of “Vol.” or “Vols.” in painted designation on the left side of the chest refers to an anticipated posting in that unit, though a postwar use of “Volunteers” for a militia unit would not be unparalleled. Supporting continued postwar use of the chest by Lisle Augustus Bolisoly are paper labels glued to the underside of the lid. At left a letter, mostly illegible at bottom, but with clearly printed heading, “Office of / GEO. W. HOWE & CO. / Dealers in / DRUGS, PATENT MEDICINES, PERFUMERY / TOILET ARTICLES &C. / 314 High and corner of Second and Henry Streets.” (Howe was in business in Portsmouth, Va., and is found in contemporary business directories of the city.) Pre-printed date is not filled out, but reads “188_” indicating continued use of the chest postwar. At center a handwritten list of medicine and drugs, obviously contained in the chest at one time. List is in three columns. First column and half of second in ink, remainder of second and part of third filled out in pencil. This covers two earlier pages (or less likely, one wide one) with names of medicines and drugs partially visible at left and right. Partially visible printed header of these lists, “DRU..] at left and “...FUMERY” at right indicates these, too, are stationery from Howe & Co. and small pre-printed date “188_” at right indicates these sheets also are from postwar use. CONDITION: Overall very good. Wood shows abrasions, stains, but no significant cracks or wood loss. Iron straps on the lid are missing short sections at the top, about one inch on the left and four inches on the right, but are not unsightly. Iron work is brown, crusty, and showing pitting in sections, but solid. Hinges are good. Painted inscriptions on top and left side are rubbed but legible. Painted iron panel on right is dark, but fully legible. Key inscription on bottom of trunk is excellent. Interior has broken leather retaining strap on left side. Interior is open and in good condition, likely once holding compartmented trays for medicines. Letter pasted on underside of lid at left reads well at top, handwritten content below heading can only partially be made out. Lists of medicines are legible. The chest may well have been made prewar and brought into service by Bilisoly as part of his personal medical gear. All in all, the chest is a rare survivor with documented wartime use by Surgeon Virginius Bolisoly during his tenure in Alabama and was very likely with him during his earlier service in the 41st and 3rd Virginia Regiments as well. (SR) 4,000 - 6,000 166

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1376 - LOT OF 3: CIVIL WAR SABERS AND 1906 PATTERN. Blade Length: (A) 34 - 1/2” (B) 35 - 1/2” (C) 34 - 7/8” Overall Length: (A) 40 - 1/2” (B) 41 - 1/2” (C) 41” Lot consists of: three American US regulation cavalry sabers. (A) An Ames manufactured 1906 pattern cavalry saber dated 1906 and marked “A.S. Co.” over and Ordnance bomb on the obverse ricasso. Reverse bears “US” and “JHC” inspector stamps. CONDITION: Very good. Leather and wire complete on the grip. Steel hilt has been painted an LOT - 1376 army brown. Date shows some dings and small bit of polishing, probably a collector’s effort to bring it up. Leather washer in place. Grey steel blade with some dark grey spots, good point and good edge with two or three very minor handling nicks, not readily evident to the eye. Scabbard is the 1906 style, brown, three or four dents and slight curve near the bottom, probably to firmly retain the sword. Two pieces of saber slings still on the rings. (B) Civil War 1840 style import saber by Lunenschloss, showing their “PDL” mark on the reverse ricasso. Dark brown iron scabbard with drag, rings and throat in place. Throat is made in the US style with no side screw. CONDITION: Fair. Hilt is dark. Wire binding is there, but leather has deteriorated, exposing wrapping cord and wood on the reverse. Blade has good edge and point, but has dark grey and some brown spotting overall. Scabbard has three or four dents lower down on the reverse, possibly “rattle dents” to better retain the saber and reduce noise when mounted. (C) 1865 dated and inspected 1860 pattern light cavalry saber by Emerson and Silver of Trenton, N.J. Firm name on the reverse ricasso, “US / JM / 1865” on the obverse ricasso. CONDITION: Both the saber blade and hilt, and the scabbard were plated at some point. Blade is very good and bright. Some very small points of brown coming through at the tip. The date and inspection marks are sharp. The firm name is partially legible, but unambiguous. Plating is worn somewhat on the scabbard and hilt, with some brown areas and spots coming through on the scabbard. Grip binding wire is all there. Leather shows wear on top ridges and sides near the pommel cap. Blade tang shows roughness, probably from dismounting for the plating. Leather washer is absent. Still, a showy blade. 700 - 1,200

1377 - CIRCA 1880’S GENERAL DAVID MORRISON ESCUTCHEON. Framed circa 1880’s General David Morrison Escutcheon. David Morrison was one of the commanders of the 79th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, also known as the “Highlanders.” General Morrison has an extensive history with the Highlanders, as he was commissioned a Captain in 1861. He would later be promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 1862 and then Colonel in 1863 after the previous Colonel of the Highlanders was wounded at Second Bull Run. Morrison would later be wounded at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House while serving as a colonel of the Highlanders. Due to his “gallant and meritorious conduct” he was promoted to Brigadier General in 1865. The Escutcheon is very ornate and it reflects all of Morrison’s achievements throughout his military career. There is also a photo of General Morrison at the bottom. All of the lettering was hand painted in place and several of the detailed lines are hand painted. There is also a significant amount of hand laid gold leafing on the escutcheon. CONDITION: The condition of this Escutcheon is excellent. There are only two stains that were noticed on each side of the paper. The paint and colors are still vibrant and the individual brush strokes highlight the piece. The gold leafing has some period folding but is in overall good condition. The escutcheon is in a wood and glass frame and measures 31 - 3/4” tall and 24 - 3/4” wide. The frame does have some scratches and dings, but it does not take away from the wonderfully preserved escutcheon. J.D. 1,000 - 1,500

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1378 - A RARE SHEBLE & FISHER MADE M1840 CAVALRY SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 35 - 3/8” Overall Length: 41”

LOT - 1378

35 - 3/8” gently curving blade with partial double fuller running approximately 2/3 of the length of the blade. Left side of ricasso marked “Sheble & Fisher / Philada”. Right side unmarked. Guard with characteristic three branches. Leather grip with single strand of braided brass wire. Scabbard does not fit the blade correctly. CONDITION: Fair. Blade has oxidation along the entire length but appears to be otherwise untouched with crosspolish still visible at ricasso. Brass guard has turned dark with marks from handling and use. Wire is good and complete but leather grip has split in places, revealing wood. Scabbard is an even oxidized metal with some silver showing through in places, particularly in protected areas. Throat piece is quite loose and tends to stay with the blade when sword is drawn. EW 400 - 600

1379 - AMES 1861 MANUFACTURED 1860 CAVALRY SABER. Blade Length: 34 - 3/4” Overall Length: 41”

LOT - 1379

34 - 3/4” gently curving blade with partial double fullers running approximately 3/4 of the blade. Left side of ricasso marked “ U.S. / J.C.W. / 1861”, right side marked “Ames Mfg Co / Chicopee / Mass” in small script on a scroll. Single braided wire wrap. “J.C.W” inspection on pommel. Scabbard is plain steel with two hangers and visible weld line. CONDITION: Very good. Blade is in bright polish with some darkness in a few spots, predominantly towards tip. Leather spacer has some loss to right side. Brass guard is a lovely dark yellow with some marks commensurate with use and handling. Grip wrap is complete, leather with some scuffs and minor chipping. Scabbard has acquired a pleasing even patina with some pitting around the drag. Lower hanger has two minor cracks in it. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. EW. 400 - 600

1380 - LOT OF 2: WORLD WAR I TRENCH ART PIECES. Lot consists of: two World War I “Trench art” pieces made from (French?) military 75mm artillery shells. Both appear to have been lacquered. CONDITION: Excellent. WZ 250 - 350 1381 - BRASS DESK PLATE NAMED TO GENERAL MATTHEW B RIDGEWAY. Heavy brass and copper desk name plate measuring 16-1/2” long. Brass with applied copper letters and four applied silver stars, reverse engraved “630th Engineer Light Equipment Co., made by Sgt H.W. Trunk and Cpl. E.L. Schaub”. General Matthew B Ridgway (March 3, 1895 – July 26, 1993) served as Supreme Allied Commander Europe (1952–1953) and the 19th Chief of Staff of the United States Army (1953–1955). He fought with distinction during World War II, where he was the Commanding General of the 82nd Airborne Division, leading it in action in Sicily, Italy and Normandy, before taking command of the newly formed XVIII Airborne Corps in August 1944. He held the latter post until the end of the war, commanding the corps in the Battle of the Bulge, Operation Varsity and the Western Allied invasion of Germany. Ridgway held several major commands after World War II and was most famous for resurrecting the United Nations war effort during the Korean War. (Very Good - Excellent). 1,200 - 1,600

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1382 - 31 DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS FROM WORLD WAR II AND THE KOREAN WAR. 31 nice quality, small paintings executed on paper, some are double sided, which relates to 35 images total, each stamped on the bottom “Nachlass Peter Schlusche”. They measure from 5” X 8” to 8” X 11-1/2” each and are monocolor or full color using ink and colored pencil. The images are all military related with varied subjects and locations. Quite a few depict American amphibious landings, some showing destroyed German armor, others with palm tree backgrounds and jets flying overhead. Still others with jungle scenes and nautical views. Most are very “busy”, with the full page illustrated showing heavy fighting. CONDITION: Excellent with no damage or foxing. DG (Excellent). 1,000 - 1,500 1383 - LOT OF 20: GERMAN WORLD WAR II BELTS AND BUCKLES. Lot consists of two “RAD” aluminum buckles (one with leather tab), two aluminum police buckles, two Luftwaffe buckles (one steel and one aluminum), four Imperial German buckles (three painted steel and one brass), one aluminum Heer, one nickel Hitler Youth, one nickel Reichswehr, and one Kriegsmarine gilt officer buckle. CONDITION: Very good to excellent overall. Lot also contains two Imperial German “hate belts” one black leather Imperial German belt, one HJ belt, one police belt, and one Heer belt. CONDITION: Good to very good. WZ 1,000 - 1,500

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1384 - LOT OF 4: WORLD WAR II US WAR LOAN BANNER AND THIRD REICH FLAGS. Lot contains: (A) US World War II single sided War Loan banner marked “Quota Award” and to a manufacturer in Denver, Colorado. Banner measures 104” by 33”, with two brass attachment rings. Banner has a number of large stains, with light wear overall. CONDITION: Excellent overall. (B) Third Reich single sided podium flag measuring 35” by 29” with three attachment hooks. Fringe trim on lower side, with light stains to center circle. No other visible damage. CONDITION: Excellent overall. (B) Third Reich double side party flag measuring 67” by 42”, with a number of US World War II veteran signatures in the upper left. Flag is secured by four clips, and there is a tag from the manufacturer in Cologne sewn on the upper rights. Flag has light stains to white surfaces, and a set of four double ink stains which appears to have been made while the flag was folded. CONDITION: Excellent overall. (D) Third Reich double sided battle flag marked “Kr. Fl. 100 x 170” which measure to 39” by 60”, with two attached ties. Heavy construction with no damage and very light stains. CONDITION: Excellent overall. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. WZ Excellent 800 - 1,200 1385 - LOT OF 73: THIRD REICH PUBLICATIONS, DEATH CARDS, POSTCARDS, BOOKLETS, AND DOCUMENTS. Lot contains 17 Death Cards, 6 postcards, 4 identification booklets, and a small album containing 19 photos of RAD service. Lot also contains 5 photo books on the “Olympia 1936” (two copies), “Die Deutsche Wehrmacht”, “Adolf Hitler”, and “Deutschland Erwacht”. Also included are 5 military training manuals, a sports badge document, Luftwaffe athletic t-shirt with eagle, 12 military documents in a binder, a Luftwaffe aluminum spoon, a “D.D.A.C.” enamel plaque, and a party ceramic plate. CONDITION: Overall excellent. WZ 800 - 1,300 LOT - 1385 170

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LOT - 1388 1386 - GENERAL PATTON ATTRIBUTED GERMAN LANGUAGE ALBUMS. Manufacturer: Linguaphone An interesting set of 15 German language lesson records housed in their original box, on which is painted “Gen Patton”. The black painted cardboard box measures 11” X 10-3/8” and is 2-3/4” deep, missing its lid. Each record is marked “Linguaphone” and sleeves are marked “Linguaphone Language Courses”, “Made in England”. Sleeves are numbered 1-30 with each record being two lessons. CONDITION: Very good with sleeves and records showing minor wear. (Very Good - Excellent). 800 - 1,200 1387 - LOT OF 3: USMC PRACTICE BOMB ASHTRAY, PARACHUTIST RIFLE CASE, PAIR US ARMY LEGGINGS. Group consists of: (A) Lower section of a World War II Practice Bomb measuring 20” high, altered to serve as an ashtray and painted “Quonset 1943” on the upper portion, displays a “United States Marine Corps” decal on the middle, and painted with stars and “USMC” on the lower. CONDITION: Excellent with bright decoration and paint. (B) Pair World War II Puttees. (C) US Army heavy canvas parachutists gun case dated 1980. CONDITION: Excellent. DG 300 - 400 1388 - LOT OF 4: US WORLD WAR I AND WORLD WAR II POSTERS. Lot consists of: (A) World War I “V”, Victory Liberty Loan poster, measuring 13-3/4” X 20-1/2”. (B) “Be A WAC In The Transportation Corp” poster, measuring 26-1/2” X 36”, stamped on the reverse “Jan 15,1945”. (C) “Make Our American Red Cross In Peace As In War” “Nov. 2-11, 1919”, measures 19-1/4” X 28-1/2”. (D) “Women, They Can’t Do Any More, But You Can”, “Join The WAC”. Measures 24-1/2” X 37-1/2”, dated 9/30/43. CONDITION: All exhibit old linen backing and are in very good condition. DG 300 - 400

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LOT - 1389 1389 - LOT OF 3: BRITISH ARMY SHABRAQUE SADDLE CLOTHS. Lot consists of: (A) Victorian Coldstream Guards saddle cloth in dark blue wool with gold lace and red wool borders, each quarter is finished with a stump work embroidered Victorian crown over Coldstream Guards monogram. Measures 46-1/2” X 60”. CONDITION: Bullion work and gold lace edging are in very good condition with light toning, blue wool and reverse cloth show moderate service wear but nothing distracting. (B) Coldstream Guards saddle cloth in dark blue wool with gold lace and red wool borders and each hind quarter is finished with a stump work embroidered crown over Coldstream Guards monogram, reverse with “Hobson & Son London” label. Measures 40” X 48”. CONDITION: Excellent, showing minor wear. (C) Elizabeth II Grenadier Guards saddle cloth in dark blue wool with gold lace, red wool and gold fringe border, the hind quarter is finished with a stump work embroidered Grenadier Guards monogram, reverse with “Honson & Son London” label. Measures 36” X 50”. CONDITION: Excellent, showing minor wear. DG 1,200 - 1,600

LOT - 1390 1390 - LOT OF 4: BRITISH ARMY SHABRAQUE SADDLE CLOTHS & ACCESSORIES. Lot consists of: (A) George V saddle cloth in black wool with double gold lace and red wool borders, the hind quarter is finished with a stump work embroidered crown over George V monogram. Measures 37-1/2” X 49”. CONDITION: Excellent, with toning and minor service wear. (B) Victorian Scots Guards saddle cloth in black wool with gold lace, red wool and gold fringe borders and each hind quarter finished with a stump work embroidered crown over Scots Guards monogram. Measures 37” X 44”. CONDITION: Very good, showing moderate wear. (C) George V saddle bag cover in black wool with double gold and red wool border, the lower center finished with gold bullion crown and George V cypher, leather backed. CONDITION:Very good, showing minor wear. (D) British army saddle holster cover in black wool with double gold lace with red wool borders, leather backed. Measures 10-1/2” X 22”. CONDITION: Very good, with minor wear. DG 1,200 - 1,600

1391 - LOT OF 2: BRITISH ARMY SHABRAQUE SADDLE CLOTHS. Lot consists of: (A) George 5th Royal Artillery saddle cloth in dark blue wool with gold lace and red wool borders, each hind quarter is finished with a stump work embroidered King’s crown over the Royal Artillery monogram above the cannon emblem with the ‘Ubique’ motto. Measures 41-1/2” X 51-1/2”, areas of the blue wool show mothing and wear, bullion work and edging are in very good condition with light toning. (B) George 5th 16th Lancers saddle cloth in dark blue wool with double gold lace borders and each hind quarter is finished with a stump work embroidered King’s crown over the 16th Lancers monogram over crossed lances with “16 / L” below. Measures 44” X 54”, areas of the blue wool show wear, bullion work and edging are in very good condition with light toning. DG (Good - Very Good). 800 - 1,200 172

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1392 - LOT OF 2: BRITISH ARMY SHABRAQUE SADDLE CLOTHS. Lot consists of: (A) Edwardian Coldstream Guards saddle cloth in red wool with double gold lace and blue wool borders, each quarter is finished with a stump work embroidered Edwardian crown over Coldstream Guards monogram. Measures 56-1/2” X 59-1/2”. CONDITION: Bullion work and gold lace edging are in very good condition with toning and moderate service wear, reverse showing moderate wear. (B) Elizabeth II Coldstream Guards saddle cloth in maroon wool with gold lace borders and each hind quarter finished with a stump work embroidered crown over Coldstream Guards monogram. Measures 57-1/2” X 30”. CONDITION: Very good, showing minor wear. DG 800 - 1,200

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1393 - LARGE LOT OF SNUFF BOXES, BELT BUCKLES, SPURS, AND LADLES. Lot consists of: two silver ladles, one with English hallmarks, the other with American hallmark “H&M” and with monogram “MCL” on front. Both have spiraling horn handles terminating in a silver cap. Lot also includes a pair of silver stirrups, possibly 18th century. Both have spiked silver wheels. There is also a pair of 18th century iron shoe buckles, a pair of small silver shoebuckles with English hallmarks and a single American hallmarked belt buckle stamped “HW” and inscribed with the initials “FD”. It is chased with relief floral motifs around the entire perimeter. Also included is P. Holmberg marked compact knife marked Sweden and a 1761 dated snuff box inscribed to George Allder and it appears to read “Clerk of Berks County”. CONDITION: Lid shows some wear to inscription and retains a light grey patina overall. There is also a framed bronze medallion with a relief bust of King George III, inscription around perimeter reads “King George III King of Great Britain ETC”. CONDITION: Bronze coin retains a dark mustard patina, frame appears period as well. An unusual snuffbox with a dial and a hand that has an unusual locking mechanism, appears to be 18th century. A pair of brass and iron scissors with pierced brass handles and silver Kaftgari work on both sides. Blades LOT - 1393 were originally fire blued and retain generous traces of finish. A German silver lined wooden flask with threaded horn spout engraved on the front with a paneled scene of two pheasants above and another paneled scene of a doe and a buck, both scenes surrounded by scrolls. Flask is probably English. CONDITION: Very good. A very interesting lot of unusual and decorative English and American items, mostly 18th and early 19th century. DMG 500 - 1,000

1394 - LOT OF 2: NAVY PELORIS AND SEXTANT WITH CASES. Lot consists of: (A) Navy Peloris mounted in a wooden box made from brass. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) An early Sextant with the maker marking of “Spencer, Browning & Co, London” with brass fittings, framed glass lenses, and heading scale. Sextant is in an old wooden case with two nicely detailed paper tags glued into the lid; one identifying the British manufacturer, and the other identifying the merchant in Boston. Wooden case is hinged with a clasp and key lock. CONDITION: Very good. WZ 600 - 1,000 LOT - 1394

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1395 - A GOOD GERMAN STONEBOW WITH BONE INLAID STOCK. Probably mid-19th century. The walnut stock is decorated with bone inlaid designs including: circles, triangles, and other geometric shapes. Target trigger guard of iron and bow itself is of hand forged iron. Bow measures about 20” across and stock measures 26 - 1/2”. Stock has a carved rounded cheek piece on the left side. CONDITION: Stock shows scattered cracks from age, the largest being above the cheek piece on the left side. A few of the bone inlays are missing. Stock has a dark patina overall. Iron mounts and bow retain a dark unpolished patina. A very nice crossbow with attractive form. DMG 400 - 600

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LOT - 1396 1396 - FOOTLOCKER AND 8TH AIR FORCE GROUP OF B17 NAVIGATOR LT ELVIN GERARD. World War II trunk containing the effects of Lt. Elvin Gerard who was a navigator on a B-17 assigned to the 452nd Bomb Group. Group consists of: Fleece lined AN6553 AN J4 flight jacket with name tag on the front reading “Lt E. Gerard”, jacket shows general wear and splits on the upper back; Type A-3 fleece lined flying trouser’s with soft pliable leather, but showing splits in the leather at the zippers; “Mae West” life preserver dated Jan 7, 1943, complete with die markers and beacon lamps; Officer’s visor cap with stiffener removed, missing its sweatband; Private purchase B-2 cap; Boeing Model B-17G Field Service Manual, dated Jan, 1945; Leather Pilot’s Navigation Kit with working zippers; USAAC 16mm GSAP Camera and film magazine; Emergency beacon lamp; Headset; Empty cardboard box for E-1 goggles lenses; 20 3-3/8” X 4-3/8” original photographs of B-17’s and fighter planes in flight and dropping bombs; “Life in the Service “ album measuring 6” X 9”, containing newspaper clippings, photographs, notes, a “short snorter” with five bank notes taped together and a diary which documents each of his 35 bombing missions with entries such as: “January 15, 1945 - Augsburg, A very fatal day - while turning around to come back home, we were badly hit - Shorty Wyatt was killed - Tex Burrell and Walt Jankowski was injured - it was a wonder any of us returned” and “February 3, 1945 - Berlin, Moderate flak, I never saw so many planes at one time in all my life - Berlin was a mass of smoke”; Tablet with a photo of Hedy Lamarr on the front; Unopened pack of Camel cigarettes; Khaki garrison cap; Two issues of “Yank” magazine. Group is housed in a regulation trunk, on which is stenciled “Lt. Gerard, Elvin, O-2062734, U.S. Army Air Corps”. CONDITION: Unless noted, most items in very good showing general service wear. DG (Very Good). 1,200 - 1,500

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1397 - PAINTED NEW HAMPSHIRE KNAPSACK CIRCA 1820. Original paint on hand-stitched canvas, measuring 15” X 18-1/2”, with cover flap painted deep red orange with black and gilt trim. Numerical company and regimental designations (6th. INF’T.Co./16th. REG’T.) indicates enrolled militia. CONDITION: Knapsack in shadow box frame, flap retains about 95% original paint. Very Good Excellent 1,200 - 1,800 1398 - LOT OF 7: MARTIAL POWDER FLASKS. Lot consists of: (A) US “Peace” flask with great Mexican War date. Maker marked under spout “BATTY 1847.” (B) US “Peace” flask maker marked and dated “N.P. AMES 1832.” (C) US “Peace” flask maker marked and dated “N.P. AMES 1837.” (D) US “Peace” flask maker marked and dated “BATTY 1858.” Flasks measure 9-3/4” long and have are 4” across. Copper construction, flasks are equipped with a plain screw-off flask top, brass collar, adjustable charger, thumb piece cutter and loading rim. (E) Rifleman’s brass flask featuring a raised horn on one side, and on the reverse “PUBLIC PROPERTY.” (F) Smaller copper pistol or charge flask maker marked under spout “G.& J.W. HAWKSLEY, SHEFFIELD.” (G) Flask maker marked “R. DINGE NEW YORK 1838. CONDITION: Unless otherwise noted, all flasks are mechanically functional, show nice overall patina, and are in excellent condition. BM 1,000 - 1,500

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1399 - LOT OF 3: US MILITIA PERIOD CANTEENS. Lot consists of: (A) Circa 1812-1820’s wooden Massachusetts militia canteen with painted “M.S.” letters. This canteen has all three leather carrying strips present. Wood plug is absent as normally seen. Canteen measures 7-1/4” across X 2-3/4” thick and retains 100% of its original matte black paint. Red lettered initials “M.S.” are 1-1/2” tall. Reverse is maker stamped: “J. BURR”. (B) New York State War of 1812 canteen. Similar examples can be found in O’Donnell’s book on US canteens. Often referred to as “later-1812” pattern and also the “1813 pattern.” This pattern replaced the “cheese box” style in federal contracts late in 1812. Retains 80% of the original blue-gray paint and stenciled “S.N.Y” (State of New York) letters. Small stamped maker’s mark on the reverse side “T. ARENTS.” maker stamp on the reverse for Thomas Arents, a NY City woodworker filling government contracts 1806 to 1822. Measures: 7-1/4” across X 2-3/4” thick. (C) War of 1812 period “cheese box” style canteen with stenciled black “US” letters drop shadowed in dark red. Pleasing, all original blue green paint overall. Measures 6-1/2” x 2-1/2.” BM VERY GOOD. 800 - 1,200

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1400 - WOOD WAR OF 1812 PATTERN NEW YORK STATE MILITIA CANTEEN. War of 1812 pattern staved drum canteen with sheet iron hoops, issued by the State of New York. 7-1/4” diameter, 2-3/4” thick, painted dark grey-blue with 1-1/2” white “S.N.Y.” letters. “E. ARENTS” maker mark is branded on the back. The stopper is missing but all three iron keepers are intact with a partial leather carry strap. CONDITION: Very good to excellent, retaining most of its original painted surface. Very Good 800 - 1,200 1401 - LOT OF 2: AMERICAN 18TH CENTURY CARTRIDGE BOXES. Lot consists of: (A) American circa 1780-1820 24-hole Militia Waist Box. For a similar example, see page 27 of “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. This example has a deep flap, wooden .75 caliber block retained by square nails, and two leather belt loops on back. CONDITION: Leather is brittle with some cracking and one large tear across front of flap. Belt loops both broken, but there. Lid detached. (B) American Revolutionary War Waist Cartridge Box with 18 holes, circa LOT - 1405 1775-1783. For a similar example, see page 26 of “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. This is a popular American form with a squared body and flap. Contoured back and approximately .75 caliber wooden block. CONDITION: Leather is still pliable with some minor cracking. Clasp and part of leather clasp loop are absent. Belt loops complete and original. One small loss at top of left side. Block shows some deterioration. A very nice box. 750 - 1,250 1402 - WOODEN MILITIA CANTEEN CIRCA 1815-1825 INSCRIBED WITH “S.I.” EX. WILLIAM H. GUTHMAN. Cheese box style canteen retaining most of its original deep green paint with the letters “S.I” within a sunburst. The canteen overall is in superb untouched condition, 7” diameter and 2-3/8” deep. Retains the three leather sling loops. Choice example. CONDITION: Untouched, with minor paint losses. PROVENANCE: Purchased from William H. Guthman. Very Good - Excellent 700 - 900 1403 - WOODEN WAR OF 1812 MILITIA CANTEEN, EX. WILLIAM H. GUTHMAN. Cheese box style canteen retaining most of its original red paint with a painted eagle on the obverse and yellow sunburst on the reverse. The canteen overall has a 6-7/8” diameter and is 1-7/8” deep. CONDITION: Leather strap loops missing, eagle decoration shows moderate wear. PROVENANCE: Purchased from William H. Guthman. Very Good 700 - 900 1404 - LOT OF 2: WOODEN MILITIA CANTEENS CIRCA 1800-1830. Lot consists of: (A) Cheese box canteen with 5-3/4” diameter and 3-3/8” deep, retains about 80% original green paint and its leather strap loops. CONDITION: Very good showing minor service wear. (B) Cheese box canteen with 4-1/8” diameter and 3” deep, retains about 90% original red paint and three iron strap loops. CONDITION: Very good with some losses to the edges. Very Good 600 - 800 1405 - WOODEN MILITIA CANTEEN CIRCA 1810-1820 ENSCRIBED “T.R.C.” EX. WILLIAM H. GUTHMAN. Cheese box style canteen retaining about 80% original green paint with painted letters “T.R.C” within a sunburst. Guthman attributed these initials to the “Templeton Rifle Corps” of Massachusetts. The canteen overall has a 5-5/8” diameter and is 2” deep, pewter spout. CONDITION: Retains two of its original tin strap loops; one is missing a nail, decoration shows moderate wear. PROVENANCE: Purchased from William H. Guthman. Very Good 500 - 700 176

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1406 - WOODEN MILITIA CANTEEN CIRCA 1820-1830. Cheese box style canteen retaining most of its original deep green paint with a red painted star, reverse stamped with the letters “J.R.”. The canteen has a 7” diameter is 2” deep and retains all three leather loops. CONDITION: Nice untouched condition, both star and edge decoration have toned to a dark color. Very Good 500 - 700 1407 - LARGE WOODEN MILITIA CANTEEN. This canteen measures 10-1/2” X 6”, and is held together by wooden hoops, 1-7/8” wide, tongued into one another. The canteen retains most of its original red paint and remains in an untouched state. CONDITION: Very good with some areas of losses. Very Good 500 - 700

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1408 - WOODEN CANTEEN CIRCA 1810-1830 WITH ORIGINAL CARRYING HANDLE. Drum canteen with metal hoops and bent wood handle, retains most of its original yellow paint, now darkly toned. Measures 7-3/4” X 5-5/8”, protruding spout with original stopper. CONDITION: Very good, one screw holding the handle has been replaced and shows minor edge losses. Very Good 500 - 700 1409 - LOT OF 2: AMERICAN 1775-1783 24 HOLE CARTRIDGE BOX AND 1780-1820 24 HOLE CARTRIDGE BOX. Lot consists of: (A) American circa 1775-1783 24 hole Militia waist box. For a similar example, see page 26 of “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. This example has a flap with rounded corner and an iron clasp, wooden .69 caliber block with contoured back, and two leather belt loops on back. CONDITION: Leather is pliable with some cracking and losses to surface on front flap, a couple minor tears. Belt loops both original, one detached at top. (B) American waist cartridge box with 24 holes, circa 1780-1820. For a similar example, see page 24 of “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. Contoured shape and approximately .75 caliber block of 24 tin cylinders. CONDITION: Leather is still pliable, but brittle, showing crazing, losses to surface and some minor losses at corners. Clasp and part of leather clasp loop are absent. One belt loop absent the other detached at the top. Block complete. A very nice box. 1,000 - 2,000

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1410 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR BRITISH CANTEEN FOUND AT A BLOCKHOUSE AT FORT EDWARD NEW YORK. In four pieces and in relic condition. Contained in a shadow box frame with printed caption. CONDITION: Very good relic condition. Very Good 400 - 600

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1411 - MIXED LOT OF CIVIL WAR PHOTOS, 1863 CARTRIDGE BOX, AND CAP BOX. Lot consists of: Four images, one cap box and one infantry cartridge box. Images are cased, with glass mats and frames. (A) Sixth plate tintype seated soldier holding revolver across chest. Nine button jacket, no cap. Dark, flaking to surface. Leatherette case with good hinge. (B) Ninth plate, waist-up tintype with good tone and clarity. Soldier in cap and shell jacket. Leatherette case with repaired hinge. (C) Ninth plate tintype, waist-up, hatless, infantry enlisted frock. Good clarity, small spot above shoulder on left. Leatherette case with taped hinge. (D) Half plate tintype, two men seated with two standing behind. Left figure with military coat showing brass buttons. Figure upper left with cigar and possibly military cap. Image is dark. Rubbing to right. Housed in a worn thermoplastic case with Littlefield and Parsons paper label in rear. Face with lady seated on bullock with walking and mounted figures. Chips, edge wear, granulated surface. Rear geometric and floral. (E) 1861 pattern infantry cartridge box. No tins. Buckles, straps, implement pouch, flaps side ears, etc. all in place and secure. Inner flap marked Longley & Co. / Lewiston, ME / 1863. Scuffs and wear spots, but solid and could be dressed up. A nice mid-war box. Dated accouterments are unusual. Top line maker stamp light but legible. Seams good. Flap pierced with slots for plate and central hole possibly for postwar militia insignia. (F) Cap box. Regulation single piece outer flap. Light Nece maker mark and Sniffen inspector. Light crackling to finish, otherwise good. Finish worn from backs of belt loops. Solid piece. No fleece. Rag and caps inside, likely from modern use. CONDITION: Fair to good overall as described individually. SR 500 - 750

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1412 - CARVED CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE CEDAR CANTEEN WITH ORIGINAL STRAP. One of the nicer Confederate wood canteens we have seen, this classic example measures 7-3/8” across and 2-1/4” thick. It has riveted iron hoops, all original tin sling keepers present, and remnants of a broken off wood spout. The face of the canteen is hard carved “JD C.S.A” and also has lines radiating outward like sun rays on both sides. Both sides exhibits a slightly domed surfaces. CONDITION: Excellent. Overall patina on wood is beautiful and uniform. Original butternut colored linen woven strap is present and solid. BM 3,000 - 4,000

1413 - CIVIL WAR BARTHOLOMAE PATENT FILTER CANTEEN. One of the more popular Civil War filtration canteens, this difficult to find Bartholomae patent specimen is in very complete condition with intact wool cover, leather strap, wide cork stopper, and compartment caps with chains in place. Clearly affixed to the distinctive “funnel” opening is a small brass plaque with raised letters “PATENTED/ JULY 9th 1861.”. The government purchased only 1,000 of them, but they gained wide popularity with many soldiers who obtained them from a number of military suppliers. CONDITION: Overall, the canteen is very sound with some openings to the cover at the edges and broken leather strap. Very Good 1,200 - 1,600

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1414 - LOT OF 2: PRE-CIVIL WAR AMERICAN POMMEL HOLSTERS. Lot consists of: (A) M1836 saddle pommel holsters. Flaps are missing, but both holsters retain their original five position tin holders for paper cartridges. Measures approximately 14” long X 5” wide. (B) Pre-Civil War russet brown leather pommel holsters with wonderfully patinated brass end caps with Texas style five-pointed stars. This set is very solid and retains all original flaps, buckles, and cartridge tins. This set is large enough to accommodate large martial pistols like the Colt Walker and Dragoon models. Measures approximately 15” long X 7” wide. CONDITION: Good. BM GOOD. 800 - 1,200 LOT - 1414 1415 - LOT OF 5: CIVIL WAR FEDERAL LEATHER ACCOUTREMENTS. Lot consists of: (A) Model 1864 cartridge box marked “S. H. Young & Co. Newark N.J”. Embossed “US” on the front flap. Complete with closure straps, brass finial, sling buckles and interior tins. CONDITION: Pliable leather with tight seams and with areas of crazing and flaking. (B) Enlistedman’s waist belt and buckle. The pattern 1839 buckle complete with arrow hooks and tongue, bridle leather belt retains brass keeper, illegible maker and inspector LOT - 1415 stamp. CONDITION: Leather remains supple while exhibiting crazing and slight flaking. (C) Cavalry carbine box. The outer flap, latch tab, inner flap, implement pouch with flap and tab, and belt loops and buckles are all present and secure. CONDITION: Supple leather with areas of moderate crazing. (D) Percussion cap pouch. This pattern has the integral closing tab as an extension of the outer flap. The interior flap has “S.H. Young & Co Newark N.J” stamp, outer flap with “R. White” inspectors stamp. Retains interior fleece and vent pick. Both narrow belt loops remain in place on back and are stitched and riveted. CONDITION: Leather with areas of crazing and moderate surface loss. (E) Cavalry holster for the 1860 Colt revolver. Both the latch tab and toe plug in place. The latch tab is secured with the mid-war system of a rivet and semicircle of stitching. Inspector stamp on outer flap. CONDITION: Supple leather displaying areas of crazing. Very Good 1,000 - 1,400 1416 - COOK & BROS CONFEDERATE BAYONET WITH ASSOCIATED ADAPTER, EX-MICHEL Lot consists of a Cook & Brothers Confederate Sword Bayonet with scabbard and a Cook & Brothers sword bayonet adapter for an 1841-type rifle. Both LOT - 1416 pieces were separate items formerly in the noted collection of Ben Michel. Our consignor purchased both in the 2007 Michel auction and has placed them together for display. (A) Bayonet is serial numbered 1311 on the obverse guard. It is thus an early product of the company’s operations at Athens, GA. Only the first few hundred produced there were numbered and the numbers used started in sequence shortly before that to account for 1,000 to 1,200 rifles made previously at New Orleans. Blade is 21 1/2 inches with triangular mortise for bayonet lug. Blade has heavy yataghan curve, good point, minor edge nicks six inches from tipe and small chip eight inches from guard. One ding to back edge of blade eight inches from guard. Blade metal is generally smooth, dark with gray mixed with brown. Scabbard is black leather with wire fastened brass mounts. Scabbard is sewn along lower edge of back. Drag is missing wire, glued in place. Upper mount has slotted bar. Wire missing obverse upper mount. Present on reverse. (B) Non-dug adapter is made in Athens as well with triangular lug. Serial number “66” stamped on flat of lug. Iron tightening screw in place, but frozen. Ben Michel’s notes stated the adapter was more heavily made than most and was for an 1841 type rifle. CONDITION: Both pieces in very good condition and exceedingly scarce with an impeccable provenance. (SR) 1,000 - 2,000 1417 - LOT OF 2: CONFEDERATE TIN CANTEENS. Lot consists of: (A) Small Confederate tin drum style canteen. Canteen retains all it’s original sling keepers and shows classic Confederate soldering overall. Original cotton web strap is present and period painted letters to one side read “REBEL”. Most likely a wartime battlefield pickup brought home as a souvenir. Measures 1-3/4” wide x 6-3/4” across. (B) Large Confederate tin canteen that had been painted flat black. Original sling keepers are present and solid soldered in place. Remnants of cork still stuck in the pewter spout. No large dents. CONDITION: Very good overall. BM 800 - 1,000 LOT - 1417

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LOT - 1420 1418 - CONFEDERATE CEDARWOOD CANTEEN. Classic Confederate cedarwood canteen with turned sides, slat rim, iron bands and iron strap loops. 7-1/4” diameter, 2-1/2” width. CONDITION: Excellent. No spout, but all slats, bands and brackets are in place. Wood with good color. Very minor scratches and handling marks. Scattered areas of surface rust to the bands. Modern rope tied to brackets for hanging display. The classic Rebel canteen, modeled on earlier American patterns for wide production with limited resources. Readily identified as Confederate during the war and eagerly sought after as a souvenir by northern soldiers. (SR) 800 - 1,200 1419 - LOT OF 9: US ARMY LEATHER RIFLE SCABBARDS. Lot consists of: Seven US Army M1938 M1 Garand rifle scabbards, marked by the following makers: “US Boyt 42”, two marked “Hess & Hopkins Leather Co 1942”, two marked “J.Q.M.D. 1942”, two marked “Hotze 1942”. CONDITION: Very good, six of the straps have been replaced, all show moderate service wear but pliable leather, one of the Hess & Hopkins scabbards has had a 1” X 4-1/2” piece of the leather removed close to the metal sleeve: Thompson Sub Machine gun motorcycle scabbard marked “Milwaukee Saddlery Co 1944”. CONDITION: Good, the leather exhibits areas of crazing and dark staining but remains pliable. US Army M1938 M1 Garand rifle scabbard in fair condition, illegible markings, some seams repaired with heavy leather stitching. DG (Good - Very Good). 1,000 - 1,500 1420 - MISC LOT OF MARBLES COMPASSES, KNIVES, TOOLS. Lot consists of: 17 Marbles gun cleaning kits with cloth covers: two Marbles leather knife scabbards; five Boy Scout leather knife scabbards; 11 Marbles coat compasses, one in original box, two wrist compasses; eight Marbles match safes. Included are a number of parts of knives and compasses. CONDITION: Very good showing moderate wear. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. DG 400 - 600

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1421 - MIXED LOT OF MILITARY FIELD GEAR. Lot consists of: (A) World War II M31 German canteen. (B) World War I German relic potato masher grenade. (C) World War II US marked cartridge belt with 1917 M1911 holster. (D) US World War II M8 flare pistol. (E) World War II US Navy aviation goggles in original box. (F) World War II German private purchase map case. (G) World War II German gas mask and carrier. (H) World War II British first aid bag with shell dressings. CONDITION: Very good. 300 - 500 1422 - SOLID BRASS B&H NAVY STYLE YACHT CANNON. Solid brass black powder yacht cannon or signal gun. Made by the B&H Co. Plaque reads “B&H YACHT CANNON - STYLE MARK - NAVAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, SOLE MAKERS, 95 LIBERTY ST. New York, U.S.A. PATENT PENDING”. Gun is fully functional and has a breech the measures 1.0665 and the bore diameter is .9980. Length of the chamber is 4”. Mounted to a hardwood base. Measures approximately 15” tall with 14” barrel. CONDITION: Very good. BM VERY GOOD. 400 - 800 1423 - FIRST TYPE EVER MARINE CORPS MARKED LEATHER HOLSTER MANUFACTURED. Referring to the book “US Military Holsters and Related Accouterments” by Edward Meadows, page 569; “It is the author’s opinion that this holster dates from 1905 with the adoption of the Colt Model 1905 US Marine Corps revolver, but that is possible it was also used earlier with the 1895 revolvers issued to the Marine Corps.”. Holster is manufactured of russet leather and the flat is embossed “USMC” in an oval. Rivets are made of iron. Maker is unmarked. Has a brass snap. CONDITION: Toe plug is missing. There is some checking on the flap. Body is excellent. Holster is still soft and supple. This is the first ever style leather holster specifically marked for the Marine Corps. Very hard to find due to its low production and survival rate. Seldom seem on the market. An absolute must-have for the collector of early Marine Corps equipment. DB 1,000 - 2,000

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LOT - 1424 1424 - IDENTIFIED WORLD WAR I DISTRICT OF PARIS GROUPING. World War I group consisting of: Wool tunic displaying one engineers collar disk, single bullion overseas chevron, discharge chevron and French-made patch; wool trousers: pair of wool leg wraps; British army issue leather / canvas bag, inked on the front flap “Pvt O.W. Shew 122 Engineers Co. B”; Model 1917 combat helmet; nine pocket cartridge belt; mess kit with utensils; Model 1917 knuckle knife marked “U.S. L.F. & C 1917”, no scabbard; sewing kit; shaving kit; included is a group of World War I newspapers, postcards and manuals. CONDITION: The trousers display a few scattered holes, knuckle knife displays pitting, the remainder in very good condition showing moderate service wear. DG 400 - 600

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1425 - LOT OF US WORLD WAR I TO VIETNAM ERA ASSORTED UNIFORMS AND GEAR. Lot consists of: (A) World War I eagle snap grenade belt. (B) World War I web pistol belt and M1911 holster marked “U.S. GRATON & KNIGHT CO.” (C) Late 1940’s tan Army officers summer uniform and trousers. (D) 1973 date G-1 US Navy pilot’s patched leather jacket named to RADM Martin Doan Carmody, callsign “RED”. He led a long and distinguished career and was laid to rest with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery. He served from World War II past Vietnam and was highly decorated. In addition to the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with two Gold Stars, the Distinguished Flying Cross with two Gold Stars, the Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V,” the Air Medal with eight Gold Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Rear Admiral Carmody has the American Defense Service Medal; American Campaign Medal; AsiaticPacific Campaign Medal with two silver stars (ten operations); World War II Victory Medal; China Service Medal; United Nations Service Medal; the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Vietnam); and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. He also has the Korean Presidential Unit Citation Badge and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device. Deserves further research. (E) US Navy 1950’s uniform coat with World War II German ribbon bar that someone added later. (F) World War I period officer’s tunic with bronze Massachusetts State Guard device and “20” on the collar. (G) Unmarked leather military rifle sling. BM VERY GOOD. 400 - 600 182

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LOT - 1426 1426 - SEALED WORLD WAR II U.S. MILITARY ESCAPE AND EVASION KIT. The United States Navy created these kits in World War II and issued them to Pilots and Paratroopers to barter their way out of difficult situations if they were downed in unfriendly territory. Kit contains approximately .90 troy ounce of gold. They contain a 20 Franc, ten Franc, Sovereign, two Half Sovereigns, and three Gold Band 9k Rings. Sealed rubber case marked “”IF FOUND RETURN TO COMNAVAIRLANT (CONAL 34) NORFOLK VIRGINIA” and serial numbered “2525”. Fascinating piece of World War II military history and seldom offered, certainly the first we have offered. CONDITION: Excellent. (Excellent). 2,000 - 2,500 1427 - LOT OF 8: THIRD REICH POLICE HELMET, LUFTWAFFE DAGGER, AND SIX U.S. BAYONETS. Lot consists of: (A) Third Reich police M35 double decal beaded helmet with 95%+ of its black finish present on both the interior and exterior. Police decal retains approximately 70% of its decal, while the national colors rate at approximately 97%. Both have the required lacquer over them, which is clearly visible with a black light. Liner is dry and cracked with wear to the edges. Liner is marked with the initials “F.P”, retains its drawstring, but four it has broken through four of the tongues. Chinstrap is broken but remains in the helmet. CONDITION: Excellent overall. (B) Luftwaffe dagger with a “TIGER, SOLINGEN”marked blade with light freckling to 25-30%. Aluminum fittings and wire wrapped white trylon grip are undamaged and excellent. Scabbard retains approximately 50% of its finish with patina. Chain is not correct. CONDITION: Excellent. (C) Uncommon US Navy Springfield M1905 training bayonet with a black plastic blade. Blade is marked “U.S.N., MARK 1” and scabbard is marked “US MK 1”. Cross guard has some freckling. CONDITION: Excellent. (D) US Springfield M1905 bayonet and scabbard, with a “U.F.H., U.S., 1942” marked blade and a “USN, MK 1” marked scabbard. Both are undamaged. CONDITION: Near mint. (E) US M1 Garand bayonet and scabbard, with a “U.C., U.S.” marked blade and a “U.S.” marked scabbard. The blade retains approximately 65% of its parkerized finish, with undamaged grips and fittings. The scabbard is light to moderately worn. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. (F) US M1 carbine M4 bayonet and a M8 scabbard. Blade is unmarked and retains approximately 55% of its parkerized finish, with excellent brown leather grips exhibiting light wear. Scabbard is marked “U.S. M8, B.M.CO.” and has light wear. CONDITION: Excellent. (G) US M1 Garand M5A1 bayonet and a M8A1 scabbard. The blade is marked “04332 - S”, the scabbard is marked “U.S. M8A1”, and both are unissued and near mint. CONDITION: Near mint. (H) US M1 Garand M5A1 bayonet without scabbard. Blade is unmarked with approximately 98% of its parkerized finish remaining. Grips and fittings are undamaged and the bayonet is unissued. CONDITION: Near mint. WZ 1,200 - 1,700

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LOT - 1428 1428 - GENERAL PATTON ATTRIBUTED SEXTANT WITH CASE SEXTANT. US Army Sextant with nomenclature plate on the bottom reading “Sextant- Bubble Type AN-5851-1”. One side of the sextant is engraved and paint filled, “Geo. S. Patton General, U.S. Army”. The sextant is housed in its original zippered bag with label reading “Geo. S. Patton, Jr. General U.S. Army”. Both the engraving on the sextant and the printed label are doubtless original to the period. Accompanying the sextant is a letter reading, “My father, Captain Earl M. Swan, of Beverly, Massachusetts was a personal friend of General and Mrs George S. Patton. After the General’s death, Mrs Patton gave the sextant to my father. (signed) Susan S. Zink, Daughter of E.M. Swan”. Captain Swan was a Merchant Marine Captain during World War II. George Patton married Beatrice Banning Ayer, on May 26, 1910, in Beverly, Massachusetts. CONDITION: Instrument appears to be in very good to excellent condition, but it is not known if it is functioning. Bags zipper is broken. (Very Good Excellent). 1,200 - 1,800

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LOT - 1429 1429 - M65 BAZOOKA WITH CARRY CRATE AND INERT ROCKET. Deactivated Spanish M65 bazooka. Bazooka measures 70” long and has original bipod, leather strap, and optic. The optic is still fully functional and has the engraving “ENOSA MADRID No. 690.” There is also an extra canvas face shield. CONDITION: The bazooka is in good condition and displays numerous scratches throughout the body and has some paint loss on the back end. There are cracks throughout the leather strap but the leather is still flexible. Both of the canvas face shields shows scuffs and stains but are in good condition and one is still fully attached to the bazooka. The crate is made primarily out of wood with metal hinges. It measures 27-1/2” long by 14-1/4” wide by 7” tall. The words “Rocket Ammunition with Inert Loaded Projectile S9JPa Lot” are stamped on the lid. CONDITION: The crate is in good as it is still sturdy and shows no signs of rot. The writing on the crate is still legible and the rope handles show no signs of fraying. The metal hinges are still functional. The rocket measures 24” inches long and has various markings around the top. CONDITION: Rocket is in good as condition as it still retains most of its original green and blue paint and most of the specification markings on the rocket are still legible. There are numerous scratches and scuffs throughout the body of the rocket and there are wires sticking out of the base. JD 1,000 - 1,500

1430 - WORLD WAR II US NAVY PARARAFT KIT. World War II US Navy Model PK-1 Pararaft Kit made by Bauer. The raft kit contains many original items including three cans of emergency drinking water, three cans of US Navy Emergency Rations for life Rafts, safety pins and matches, reflex-button mirror, Projector and Verys Shells, Model PK-1 raft repair kit, wood raft plugs, sunburn ointment, water bucket, raincoat, two life jacket dye maker packs, and various other straps and accessories. Most of the above mentioned accessories are in their original packaging and have never been opened. CONDITION: Overall the kit is in good condition. The various pieces included in this pararaft kit show soiling and wear from age. All of the metal items included in the raft kit have varying degrees of oxidation but legends are still readable. All of the items wrapped in canvas have soiling and tarnishing but still have legible writing. Many of the items have minor surface mold. JD 500 - 800

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LOT - 1431 1431 - IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVAL STYLE TELESCOPE WITH KAISER WILHELM II CYPHER Fascinating Imperial German naval-style telescope engraved with Kaiser Wilhelm II’s cypher. Telescope measures 14” when closed and just over 21” when extended, with leather wrapping over half of its closed length. On the barrel near the objective lens is a large jeweler-engraved (2-3/4”) cypher of Kaiser Wilhelm II and the Hohenzollern crown. The remainder of the exposed surface is silver with moderate age patina, though no silver content hallmark can be found. There is a “Made in France” stamp on the top ring, and the marking of “E. VION, PARIS” on the extended eyepiece sleeve. the objective lens diameter is 2-3/4”, and is protected by a hinged black-painted lens cover. The very small eyepiece has an internal sliding cover which reduces the aperture size. The optics are very cloudy, and perhaps it is possible to have them taken apart and cleaned. Perhaps this is one of the many gifts Kaiser Wilhelm II gave out, or an item he kept on his yacht. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. WZ Very Good - Excellent 3,000 - 5,000 184

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LOT - 1434 1432 - IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVAL SHIP MESSENGER LAMP WITH EXTRA GLASS. Imperial German “Kaiserliche Marine” messenger lamp with spare glass glass casing. it appears to be dated 1912 and is completely made from brass and glass. With the handle extended it measures 22” tall. A vertical 12” tall mounting bracket is at its side, which allows the lamp to be mounted to a bulkhead, etc. there is a mesh section above the lamp to allow the heat and gas to escape. Below the lamp is a series of holes which are covered by the same mesh, and a brass cage encases the glass. The inner side of the bracket is marked with a “M” below the Kaiser’s crown, with a “AN” followed by a “W” below, and a “12” below that line. The brass is very solid and the entire lamp weighs more than five pounds. A spare glass is included. CONDITION: Excellent overall with age patina. WZ Excellent 900 - 1,300 1433 - THIRD REICH SMALL PHOTO PROJECTOR WITH ACCESSORIES IN ORIGINAL CASE. Lot contains a mostly complete and rare “Kleinbildwerfer Diafant Modell I”, or “small photo projector”, made by “Daifant” and is their “Model 1”. The unit is in its correct case measuring 18” by 15” by 5”, with the instructions mounted on the inside lid. The unit operates on 250 watts, 50 volts, with 5 amp lamps. Both the projector and the electrical unit are identified with an aluminum plate with a Third Reich eagle and swastika, as well as “39L/ 20005”. The power cord, several slide holders, and an empty lamp box are included. An item which is unlikely to be encountered again. CONDITION: Projector is near mint, while case is excellent. WZ 500 - 900

1434 - LOT OF 6: GERMAN WORLD WAR II EQUIPMENT AND FIELD GEAR. Lot consists of: (A) German M31 Canteen, (B) K98 Bayonet, (C) Assault Frame Webbing, (D) Marching Boots, (E) K98 Ammo Pouch Set, (F) American Training Tellermine. (A) The German M31 Canteen is missing its cup. The outer wool cover is intact without any visible damage, and is marked “C&C”. The “C&C,W 42” marked leather straps are intact, supple, and without any damage. The canteen is made of aluminum and is marked “C&C,W 43”. This Canteen is unissued. CONDITION: Overall near mint. (B) The K98 Bayonet is complete with frog. The blade of the bayonet is still nicely blued, with only light runner marks. The blade is marked “Clemens and Jung”, and also the number “7289” which matches the “7289” stamped on the scabbard of the set, making this a matching set. The Bakelite grips show scattered light marks throughout with no major damage. The bayonet release button is stamped with the Waffenampt number “WaA254”. The scabbard retains 95% of its original bluing, with scattered light marks throughout. The scabbard is marked “7289” which matches that on the blade. The leather frog has scattered light marks throughout and is still very pliable. CONDITION: The blade rates excellent+, the scabbard rates excellent, the frog rates excellent, overall condition is excellent to excellent+. (C) The Assault Frame is made of simple webbed fabric and leather, which is riveted together using aluminum rivets. No major damage can be seen. Scattered light marks throughout. Leather is pliable. Frame is maker marked and dated “1940”. CONDITION: Excellent+. (D) The Marching Boots are made of leather and show signs of heavy use. Period repairs can be seen throughout. Leather is pliable. Hobnails, toe and heel irons have developed some surface rust. CONDITION: Good. (E) The K98 Ammo Pouch Set is made of leather. The set is not an exact match, but look very close when next to each other. No major damage can be seen. Each set has an RB Number stamp on the reverse. Each pouch shows signs of light use. CONDITION: Excellent. (F) The American Training Tellermine retains approximately 90% of its original green paint. The word “DUMMY” can be seen stenciled on the bottom of the mine, indicating it was used for training purposes. A training fuse is intact underneath of the removal pressure plate. CONDITION: Excellent. D.W. 700 - 1,000

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LOT - 1435 1435 - GROUP OF CIVIL WAR LETTERS RELATING TO THE 77TH NEW YORK INFANTRY. Group of 16 Civil War letters written to John and Mary Bliss from Andrew Gordon and Thomas Musgrove, both of Co I 77th New York Infantry and dated from December 1861 to June 1865. Written in ink, subjects include camp life, scouting, searching for rebels, deaths of friends, etc. Some notable quotes: “I supose you have all herd of the fight in Mayarland long before now, it was a big battle but we ganed the day and drove them out of Mayarland”, “We are all giting sick of fighting and long for the day to come for it to close”, “If I see a rebel I will give him an oz of lead”, “We are agoing to plow the Rebels land with bullets and sow it with thre heads and dray it in with their fingers”, “We have big siege guns that will shoot haf a mild easy”, “Marched to Spanish Fort and took that” “Burnt the railroad”, “Feed us on bread and rotten tongue”. “Can’t write, cannons a shaking the ground”. Included are a number of pre and post Civil War letters, receipts, envelopes etc. CONDITION: All letters are quite legible and with the exception of a few minor tears and splits at the folds, are in very good or better condition.DG (Very Good Excellent). 800 - 1,200

1436 - DESIRABLE CONFEDERATE DISCHARGE PAPERS SIGNED BY ASSISTANT ADJUTANT GENERAL WITHER AND WILLIAM LORING FOR THE RESIGNATION OF FIRST LIEUTENANT GEO. W. SEAMAN, 5TH KENTUCKY VOLUNTEERS, COMPANY C. This is a desirable set of Confederate discharge papers signed by the Assistant Adjutant General Withers and countersigned by the famed Confederate soldier William Loring, accepting the resignation of First Lieutenant Geo W. Seaman from his position. While little information exists on Mr. Seaman, the 5th Kentucky and William Loring are well known amongst Civil War aficionados. They mustered in 1861 under General Marshall in the Army of Eastern Kentucky, where they fought at Ivy Mountain, Middle Creek, and Princeton before William Preston assumed command of the unit. It appears that just after the Battle of Princeton Court House was when Seaman resigned, as his discharge papers are dated May 27th, 1862, while the battle took place between May 15 and May 17th, 1862. Making this article even more enticing its its association with William “Old Blizzards” Loring, who fought for the United States and commanded areas such as the Oregon Territory, where he fought against Indians. During the Civil War, Loring sided with the South, resigning from the United States Army and being assigned a Brigadier General with the Confederacy and given command of the Army of the Northwest. Loring was wounded at the Battle of Peachtree Creek and surrendered after the Battle of Bentonville. Not yet done soldering, Loring was recommended by Sherman to serve in the army of Isma’il Pasha, the Khedive of Egypt, where he stayed for nine years, modernizing the army and being placed in charge of the coastal defenses. Loring attained the rank of Major General in Egypt before being dismissed in 1878, after which he returned LOT - 1436 to the United States, where he died after an unsuccessful bid for the United States Senate. The association with Loring and the Kentucky Fifth Volunteers makes this a particularly interesting piece, despite Seaman’s departure in 1862. CONDITION: Fine for a document of this age. Paper has the expected fold creases that would have come when Seaman folded up his paperwork and stuck it in his pocket. There is a small pinkie nail sized loss at the top crease, left side of the page. Paper has a strong mark at the top left and is appropriately signed on the reverse. 400 - 600

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1437 - LARGE LOT OF USMC PHOTOGRAPHS AND EPHEMERA. A partial list to include: 20-1/2” photograph of US Marines at Norfolk in the 1920’s; Group of photos and ephemera pertaining to First Sergeant Rupert Taylor who served in Haiti from 1917-1919; 45” framed photo of “Co A Prov Bn U.S. Marines” taken in Petersburg Va soon after World War I; First Marine Division unit history printed in 1949; Sixth Marine Division unit history printed in 1948; “Follow Me” The Story of the Second Marine Division in World War II, printed in 1947; Book “Your Marine Corps in World War II” printed in 1946; Certificate for Robert Egnew Davis Jr , KIA at Palau with photo of him and his grave; Note from USMC Major General Little dated 1938; Autograph of two Commandants of the Marine Corps, General C.B. Cates and General Randolph McCall; Framed enlistment record of Joseph Nemanich who served in France during World War I; Framed photograph of the Co K 13th Marine Regiment band taken in France in 1918; USMC Service Certificate to Emery Hardin who served from 1917-1919; 14 issues of “The Indian” magazine printed in 1919; Framed photograph of the 16th Balloon Company in 1919. Also included are a number of post cards, letters and photographs mostly pertaining to the USMC from World War I - 1950’s. CONDITION: Ranges from good to excellent with most of the material showing some wear. This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made. (Very Good). 900 - 1,200 1438 - LOT OF 5: DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE ENOLA GAY. Group of four holograph letters and typescript from the crew of the Enola Gay discussing the bombing and its aftermath in response to questions from Lee Kramer. Consists of: (A) Scarce autographed letter signed by pilot Paul Tibbets, Columbus, Ohio, September 18, 1981 responding to several questions, writing, in part: “... I knew about the BOMB and what it was going to do as early as September 1944, - I was ASSIGNED the job -- I have seen the film ENOLA GAY and have said it was at least 85% accurate.-- Having been born in this country and raised to respect it and our flag - I am proud of the fact that I was able to play a role in the events that led to the ending of the war and the loss of American lives...”; (B) Enola Gay’s navigator, Theodore J. Van Kirk’s two page letter dated Oct 8, 1981 to the same correspondent, and writes, in part: “...Tibbett’s [sic] of course knew from the start about the mission. Ferebee and I knew several months in advance. Some of the crew members - the majority didn’t know until several days or hours before take-off. I did not volunteer but believe I could have ‘backed-out’ if I wanted to. I saw the film ‘Enola Gay.’ I[t] was not an accurate account of what happened. In fact it was highly inaccurate... The role of Jake Bezer as an electronic countermeasure crew member was played up out of all proportion to reality, etc. There were so many things wrong that I don’t have time to write them all. At this point in time - 60 years old. -- I have little feeling about my role. I feel that my combat duty over Germany in the early part of the war was more memorable to me than the atomic bomb. I am sorry the discussion of should we or should we not have dropped the bomb continues. The answer is obvious - the decision was correct. In your studies or discussions about use of the bomb, put it into the perspective of the Total war of 1941-45,-- and not the perspective of the partial war of Viet Nam... It was a total war effort... In this context the use of the bomb was justified...”; (C) One page letter from radar specialist Jacob Beser dated Sept. 21, 1981 “...A special mission - yes, everyone was aware .. we were all told what to expect...Yes, I saw the movie - I worked with the script writer and I spent time with Billy Crystal who played me. The script was 80-90% correct, and try as we did, you can’t keep Hollywood out...”; (D) Autographed letter from co-pilot Robert A. Lewis dated Sept. 25, 1981, in part: “...We were all aware of what the bomb was supposed to do - no one really knew,....The film ‘Enola Gay’ there was almost no accuracy to it written and produced in Hollywood. The first victim of war is Truth..., “. (E) Tail gunner, George Caron, his signature on the first page of a 39 page typescript of an interview conducted by the United States Air Force Academy Oral History Program. CONDITION: Excellent. (Excellent). 1,000 - 1,500

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1439 - LOT OF 4: SHOULDER BOARD, TWO POSTCARDS, AND LETTER FROM ADMIRAL VON TIRPITZ. Alfred von Tirpitz (1849-1930) was one of of the Imperial German “Kaiserliche Marine’s” best known admirals. From 1897-1916 he served as the “Secretary of the State of the Imperial German Naval Office” and was responsible for the growth of the Imperial German Navy. Lot contains: (A) Shoulder board of von Tirpitz, (B) Postcard of von Tirpitz in uniform, (C) von Tirpitz portrait postcard, and (D) Handwritten letter from von Tirpitz. (A) Alfred von Tirpitz was promoted to Grossadmiral in 1911 and photos (see item B) of him show him wearing admiral’s shoulder boards with four rank pips. This naval should board has a dark blue wool underside with a gilt naval button attached to the black painted wire hook used to secure the board to the uniform. Four gilted brass pips are attached to the heavy wide bullion corded board. There is no provenance with the shoulder board other than the consignor had another one identical to this board that was obtained from a German museum. (B) 1916 postmarked sent portrait postcard showing von Tirpitz in full uniform wearing admiral’s shoulder boards with four rank pips. (C) Artist drawn portrait postcard of Grossadmiral von Tirpitz. (D) Handwritten letter from von Tirpitz to Friedrich von Ingenohl (1857-1933) dated July 2, 1906. Von Ingenohl was the a future admiral and commander of the Imperial German High Seas Fleet. The sheet of note paper was folded in half and von Tirpitz wrote on two of the four sections. CONDITION: All four items are excellent plus overall. WZ Excellent plus. 2,250 - 3,250 1440 - LOT OF 4: PRACTICE GRENADES, INCLUDING CIVIL WAR KETCHUM GRENADE. Lot consists of: (A) 3lb Ketchum grenade with original plunger and fins, mounted to an oval wooden plaque for wall display, most likely done at Bannermans. (B) M-11 A2 practice rifle grenade dated 2-44. (C) MK2 grenade with M1A2 adapter. (D) MK2 grenade. CONDITION: All in very good condition. DG Very Good 1,200 - 1,600

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1441 - LOT OF 11: GERMAN WORLD WAR II MISCELLANEOUS PAPERWORK, INSIGNIA, AND PHOTO ALBUM Lot consists of: (A) Luftwaffe Photo Album, (B) Period Edged Weapon Sales Booklet, (C) Period German Fallshirmjager Book, (D) Die Woche Magazine, (E) Period 1936 Olympic Card Book, (F) Kreigsmarine Tassel, (G) Tender Fuchs Tassel, (H) NSDAP Pennant, (I) Heer Sport Shirt Eagle, (J) Kriegsmarine Sport Shirt Eagle, (K) Luftwaffe Sport Shirt Eagle. (A) The Luftwaffe Photo Album contains 60 quality period photos. Only a few photos are missing. Photos include the Luftwaffe Soldier who owned the album, equipment, marches, speeches, and planes. No major LOT - 1441 tears. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) The Period Edged Weapon Sales Booklet is from the firm of “Paul Seilheimer”. It features daggers, swords, and bayonets with their original model numbers from the firm during the period. No rips or tears, and only very minor yellowing from age. CONDITION: Near mint. (C) The Period German Fallschirmjager Book has some tears and pages that have become detached from the book’s spine. The book is a well known and sought after period example. Its original intended purpose was to recruit new soldiers into the German Paratroopers. Nice write-ups and photos inside. CONDITION: Good. (D) The “Die Woche” Magazine has no major tears and shows signs of mild age and handling. CONDITION: Excellent. (E) The Period Olympic Card Book has a tear on the obverse of the book. Some yellowing through the pages and a few of the cards are missing. CONDITION: Good. (F) The Kreigsmarine Cap Tassel is made of rayon and with BEVO style lettering. It is not known if this is a period or reproduction. CONDITION: Near mint (G) The “Tender Fuchs” Cap Tassel is made of rayon with gilded lettering. It is not known if this is a period or reproduction. CONDITION: Near mint. (H) The NSDAP Pennant is made of a cheese cloth material with silk screened coloring. Scattered marks can be seen throughout. CONDITION: Good. (I) The Heer Sport Shirt Eagle is of BEVO construction, and was unissued. An even patina can be seen throughout. CONDITION: Excellent+. (J) The Kriegsmarine Sport Shirt Eagle is of BEVO Construction. Scattered marks can be seen. It appears to have been removed from a sport shirt at some point. CONDITION: Excellent. (K) The Luftwaffe Sport Shirt Eagle is of BEVO construction and is unissued. CONDITION: Near mint. D.W. 700 - 1,000

1442 - MISCELLANEOUS GERMAN WORLD WAR I AND WORLD WAR II ITEMS. Lot consists of: miscellaneous German World War I and World War II items. The World War I items are: An Imperial German brass buckle; Feldgrau steel buckle; EKII; leather belt; and a few “Trench art” pieces including an ashtray, two lighters, letter opener, match box cover, box of matches, and two small caliber shells. The World War II items are: Hitler Youth nickel buckle, SA cap eagle, coin, reproduction SS officer ring, button, near mint dress belt set (dress bayonet, scabbard, frog, aluminum private purchase Heer buckle, portepee, and a lined dress belt with), and a combat belt. Also included are a pair of French made binoculars with a case. CONDITION: Excellent overall. WZ 450 - 850

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LOT - 1443 1443 - LOT OF 2: WORLD WAR I LIBERTY BOND POSTERS AND 1 WORLD WAR II WAR BOND POSTER. Lot consists of: (A) World War I Fourth Liberty Loan Poster. This is a very dramatic poster as it displays the message “That Liberty Shall Not Perish from the Face of the Earth Buy Liberty Bonds.” Above the slogan, the poster depicts a formation of enemy planes flying over a burning New York City. Below the graphic on the left side, the poster displays the name of the artist, “Joseph Pennel.” in the right corner of the graphic, are the words “Alco-Gravure Inc. N.Y.” CONDITION: The poster shows some slight tears and water damage around the edges but is in relatively good condition. The poster is in a wood and plexiglass frame that measures 23-1/4” wide by 35” tall. (B) World War I liberty bond poster depicting a bloody hand print and bearing the words “The Hun ~ his Mark Blot it Out with Liberty Bonds.” The poster bears the mark of artist J. Allen St. John in the bottom left corner. In the bottom right corner the mark of Manz Engraving Co. Chicago, is printed. CONDITION: Very good as the poster shows little signs of wear. The poster is in a wood and plexiglass frame that measures 21-1/4” wide by 32” tall. (C) World War II War Bond Poster. The poster bears the message Ours...to fight for Freedom From Want. The graphic was designed by Norman Rockwell and his name is printed in the bottom left corner of the illustration. The mark of the Office of War Information is printed at the very bottom of the poster in the center. CONDITION: The poster shows signs of wear including creases down the middle and across the graphic as it was previously folded. There are some stains and slight tears but the poster displays nicely. The poster is in a plexiglass and wood frame and measures 21-3/4” wide by 29-1/2” tall. JD This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made. 400 - 600

1444 - LOT OF WORLD WAR I AND WORLD WAR II MILITARY EPHEMERA. Lot consists of: miscellaneous photographs, books, certificates and newspapers all pertaining to World War I and World War II. A partial listing includes: Red Cross Base Hospital No. 8, Army Nurse worker’s permit named to “Florence Barnhart” and dated 1918; KIA certificate named to “Private Morrace Williams, Co G, 149th Infantry”, eight letters to and from Private Williams, photo postcards of him and his grave, remembrance card and 1920’s 38th Division patch; “The Ninth U.S. Infantry In The World War” book printed in Germany during occupation duty; “U.S. Magazine Rifle Model Of 1903” manual dated 1909; “Portable Flame Throwers M1 and M1A1” manual dated 1943; Four original photographs of World War I aircraft; Model 1917 rifle manual dated 1918; Cabinet card commemorating the death of Private Hosea Williams, June 28, 1918; “History Of The 42d The Rainbow Division” printed in 1919; Group of 1920’s 8” X 10” photographs pertaining to the 18th Infantry Brigade; Group of laminated World War I newspapers; Four officer’s commissions for Edward Francis Merchant dated 1926, 1932 and two dated 1936, with ranks from 2nd Lieutenant to Captain; Large photograph of the cadets at the Cornell School Of Military Aeronautics dated November, 1917. Also included are miscellaneous manuals, sheet music and photographs all relating to the U.S. Military during World War I and World War II. CONDITION: Ranges from good to excellent with most of the material displaying some wear and use. 300 - 500

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LOT - 1445 1445 - LOT OF BOOKS, EPHEMERA AND RELICS FROM COLONIAL AMERICA, FORT TICONDEROGA, AND FORT WILLIAM HENRY. Lot consists of (A) Shadowbox mounted in wooden frame with six leather shot flasks tied in place. All have wooden spouts, some with turnings. In the center is a small leather hunting bag or shot bag. CONDITION: All flasks are in good condition and appear to have no holes or damage. Leather bag in the center has some tears, cracks, and crazing to surface. Mountings excellent. (B) Well framed shadowbox of relics found at Lake George at the site of the Battle of The Grassy Knoll during the Siege of Fort William Henry in 1757. These items were found and mounted in this display by Hial Hall from Fort Anne, New York. They are mounted under glass with a wooden frame. In the LOT - 1446 background is a print of a pen and ink drawing of Fort William Henry by Herb Ritter. There are 15 buttons, mostly of brass, some appear to have an inscription. On the bottom there is a row of 10 lead balls of various calibers. There is also a large brass belt buckle and another faceted piece of iron. CONDITION: All items retain a dark patina and been dug. They are displayed very well. (C) Hardcover copy of “The Kentucky Rifle Hunting Pouch” by Madison Grant. CONDITION: Excellent. (D) Softcover copy of “The Legacy of Fort William Henry” by David R. Starbuck, “Fort William Henry” by Bradfield, “Massacre at Fort William Henry” by Starbuck. CONDITION: Excellent. (E) 12 Bulletins of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum. CONDITION: Excellent. (F) An original issue of the Gentleman’s Magazine dated October 1757. In this issue there is an account of the siege and surrender of Fort William Henry that took place in August of 1757, both Fort Edward and Lake George are also mentioned in the article. CONDITION: Very good, but missing leather cover. (G) Another Gentleman’s Magazine, dated October 1758, which is an account of the Siege of Fort Carillon (Fort Ticonderoga). CONDITION: Very good but missing covers. (H) An old photograph on cardboard of the ruins of Fort Ticonderoga, as well as two postcards of Fort Ticonederoga. (I) Two small iron French and Indian War cannonballs with stands, one is hollow and measures approximately 3” in diameter, other is 2 - 1/4” in diameter. CONDITION: Dug. (J) Piece of shrapnel from a larger cannon ball. CONDITION: Dug. DMG 300 - 500 1446 - LARGE LOT OF MISCELLANEOUS UNITED STATES MILITARIA. Lot consists of: (A) One leather binoculars case with carrying strap. Front leather closure has separated from the brass grommet. Initials in white paint on the reverse. Leather has natural patina and even wear. CONDITION: Good. (B) One leather US holster that appears unissued. Holster shows signs of water, but no damage can be seen. The front of the holster is stamped into the leather with “U.S.”, and the reverse has the maker’s name stamped into the leather, which reads “U.S. Enger Kress”. CONDITION: Excellent. (C) One triangular socket bayonet with 25” blade. Signs of old rust and even patina throughout. CONDITION: Very good. (D) One US brown leather cartridge pouch. Pouch stitching is becoming unstitched on one side. The reverse of the pouch has illegible ink hand writing. CONDITION: Very good. (E) One US Swagger Stick in cloth pouch. Swagger stick has the US eagle emblem on the pommel area. CONDITION: Excellent. (F) One set of US World War II era dog tags. CONDITION: Excellent. (G) Two US Civil War style brass buckles. Both buckles are most likely not Civil War produced. CONDITION: Very good. (H) One US Marksmanship pin. CONDITION: Near mint. (I) One 1880’s US Army belt buckle made of brass. CONDITION: Excellent. (J) One set of M3 6x30 binoculars made by Westinghouse, dated 1942, and missing one eye piece. Optics are hazy. CONDITION: Good. (K) One US gas mask in unissued condition. CONDITION: Excellent. (L) One unknown brass pin. CONDITION: Excellent. (M) One trench art lighter inscribed with “1918” and “Lorraine”. CONDITION: Very good. D.W. 300 - 600

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LOT - 1447

LOT - 1448

LOT - 1449 1447 - GOBLET HONORING KAISER WILHELM II AND HIS RACING SLOOP, THE S.M.Y. IDUNA. Imperial German era goblet honoring Kaiser Wilhelm II and his racing sloop, the S.M.Y. Iduna. The S.M.Y. Iduna is one of the Kaiser’s lesser-known vessels that was used for yachting competetions at the Kaiserlicher Yacht Club. Goblet is made from zinc and is 5-1/2” tall, with a rim and base diameter of 3”. The goblet present three decorative panels: Kaiser Wilhelm II in a naval uniform, the racing sloop the S.M.Y. Iduna, and King Carl I. von Rumania’s crowned cypher. CONDITION: Very good. WZ 200 - 300 1448 - KRONPRINZ WILHELM DELUXE SILVER PRESENTATION FRAME & AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOGRAPH. Presentation frame and autographed photo from Crown Prince Wilhelm. Kronprinz Wilhelm (1882-1951) was the eldest child of Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria, and was the royal heir to kaiser Wilhelm II. The photo presents Kronprinz Wilhelm on horseback wearing the uniform of “1. Leib Husaren Regiment Nr.1” in Potsdam. It features the Crown Prince’s signature, and is 6” by 8”. The silver frame is 9-1/2” x 11” and features the manufacturer’s hallmark “Schleissner” on its bottom edge, as well as the silver hallmark (.800). The manufacturer’s hallmark is preceded by the half moon and crown, which indicates the frame meets the silver fitness standards mandated in 1885 by Kaiser Wilhelm I. The top of the frame presents the Kronprinz’s high-relief, crowned royal cypher, which measures 1-1/4” x 1-1/4”. The frames surface presents a nice patina which does not appear to have even been cleaned. The frame’s reverse is lined in a high quality purple velvet, and am easel lined in the same velvet allows the frame to be set upon a flat surface. Three silver rotating pegs hold the photo into the frame. CONDITION: Overall very good to excellent. WZ Very Good - Excellent 3,500 - 4,500 1449 - LOT OF 2: PILLOWCASES FROM KAISER WILHELM II’S ROYAL YACHT. Two pillowcases from Kaiser Wilhelm II’s royal yacht, the S.M.Y. Hohenzollern. Each pillow case has Kaiser Wilhelm II’s embroidered cypher, along with either a “I” or “II”. One measures 24” by 25” and has five buttons in which to secure it to the pillow, and the other measures 17” by 25” and is secured with three buttons. Both are made form a very high-quality cotton, or a fine linen, with age discoloration. CONDITION: Excellent. WZ Excellent 150 - 200

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LOT - 1450

1450 - LARGE TRENCH ART. A Large Shell Caliber Shell Casing made into “Trench Art”. The brass shell casing features a silver painted wooden projectile used in lieu of the original metal projectile. The shell, with projectile, stands at an impressive 42” in height, and 5-1/2” in diameter. The exterior of the shell casing shows natural patina throughout and is decorated with three women dressed in, what is most likely, the lingerie of the era. A larger eagle can be seen above one of the women. The method used to decorate the shell casing is simple dots, most likely executed with a hammer and awl. The design is simple, yet intriguing. D.W. 200 - 400 1451 - LOT OF 3: 1865 VICTORIA CROSS BOOK, BRITISH MILITARY AND RCMP MATERIAL. Lot consists of: 1865 volume, “The Victoria Cross; An Official Chronicle, An Official Chronicle of the Deeds of Personal Valor Achieved in the Presence of the Enemy During the Crimean and Baltic Campaigns and the Indian, Persian, Chinese, And New Zealand Wars” First edition hard back binding in tooled red morocco leather covers, with gilt decorations to the spine and covers, marble paper end papers and gilt page edges, 7-7/8’’ X 5-3/8’’, 168 pages. CONDITION: Excellent. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Uniform, consisting of: Red tunic with collar insignia and shoulder titles, black trousers dated 1990, brown leather high-top boots and two pairs of white leather gauntlets. Housed in a brown leather case. CONDITION: Excellent. British gold wire and black cloth sash, buckled at the front and with gold-black knots: Older cast iron, painted, British Coat of Arms. CONDITION: Excellent. Red wool, British child’s tunic and trousers with gold tape trim and gilt buttons. CONDITION: Excellent. DG 400 - 600

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1452 - LOT OF 2: CUSTER ERA BOOKS. (a) 1876 FIRST EDITION OF “A LIFE OF MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE A. CUSTER” by Frederick A. Whittaker. Complete Life of Gen. George A. Custer. New York: Sheldon, (1876). Thick octavo, original publisher’s gilt-embossed russet cloth. 648 pages. First edition of the first authoritative biography of Custer, “based on papers made available by Elizabeth Bacon Custer” and published within months of his death at the Battle of Little Big Horn, with steel-engraved frontispiece, 12 plates and four full-page maps. Born in London, Frederick Whittaker migrated to America in 1850 and fought for the Union in the Civil War. Though he did not serve with General Custer, the two met briefly in 1875. News of Custer’s death at the Battle of Little Big Horn soon after their meeting prompted a devastated Whittaker to contact Custer’s widow with a proposed biography. “The mystery and tragedy of Little Bighorn immediately captured the nation’s imagination… In the debate over who was to blame for the disaster… the groundwork was then laid for a historical debate unsettled to this day” (Hutton, Custer Reader, 398). Extensively “based on papers made available by Elizabeth Bacon Custer” (Lamar, 281), Whittaker produced this massive volume “with remarkable speed, publishing it in December 1876. The hero who emerged from the pages of his Complete Life of Gen. George A. Custer was a figure of epic proportions.” Here Whittaker sought to counter any criticism of Custer and elevate “a rash, ever-so-human young soldier into the pantheon of America’s greatest heroes”. While sometimes problematic in reportage, this volume stands as first authoritative account of Custer’s life and career, and its influence remains substantial. Steel-engraved front piece depicts a dashing Custer in gold gilt astride his horse with sword upraised above his head. 12 engraved plates and four full-page maps are present. As issued without dust jacket. Issued in green cloth, russet, and shiny black (this copy). CONDITION: Text and plates fresh, inner paper hinges starting but sound, most wear is from shelf contact is primarily along edges and contact points. Overall a very solid copy. (b) CUSTER ERA 1872 U.S. “CAVALRY TACTICS” MANUAL BY COOKE. This is a scarce regulation manual that would have been required reading for cavalry officers and enlisted alike. Most of these copies were no doubt shipped to the frontier posts and they had a very low survival rate as they were updated every few years as weapons and tactics progressed. Published in New York in 1872 this is the same manual used throughout the Civil War written by Philip St. Geo. Cooke. This is a historic manual that would be a proper display piece with Custer and Little Big Horn artifacts. CONDITION: Some chipping to bottom and top of spine. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. (Very Good). 800 - 1,200 LOT - 1452 1453 - LARGE LOT OF WORLD WAR II MEDALS AND EPHEMERA RELATING TO CAPT. GREGORY H. PERRON 9TH AIR FORCE. Group identified to Captain Gregory H. Perron who served as a pilot in the 9th Air Force during World War II. The group consists of the following cased medals: Distinguished Flying Cross named on the reverse “Capt Gregory H Perron A.C.”, Air Medal with wrap brooch, named on the reverse “1st Lt Gregory H. Perron”, Bronze Star named on the reverse “Gregory H. Perron, Meritorious Service Medal named on the reverse “Gregory H. Perron”; Boxed medals to include: Air Medal with full wrap brooch, European Theater Campaign medal, two American Campaign medals, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense medal, US Korean War service medal and UN Korean War service medal; “3” Sterling Amico pilot wing: 552nd Bomb Squadron, 386 Bomb Group, 9th Air Force patch; Victory Field Vernon LOT - 1453 Texas flight school graduation book; Large format scrapbook containing copies of photos, flight summaries, records and data sheets. Included in the group are miscellaneous papers, documents, photographs, log book, manuals, books and diplomas. CONDITION: Material in generally excellent condition with some of the medal boxes and paper material showing wear. DG 600 - 900 194

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1454 - LOT OF FIVE: IMPORTANT AND SCARCE POWDER HORN REFERENCE BOOKS. Lot consists of (A) “Engraved Powder Horns of the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War” by Nathan L. Swayze. Hardcover published 1978. CONDITION: Very good. (B) “Drums A’Beating, Trumpets Sounding: Artistically Carved Powder Horns in the Provincial Manner 1746-1781” by William H. Guthman. Hard-cover without dust jacket, printed 1993. CONDITION: Very good. (C) LOT - 1455 “Powder Horns, Documents of History” by Tom Grinslade. Hardcover with dust jacket, LOT - 1454 numbered edition no. 288 of 400, signed by author. Printed 2007. CONDITION: Excellent. (D) “The Engraved Powder Horn” by Jim Dresslar. Hardcover complete with dust jacket, printed 1996. CONDITION: Very good, minor wear and a couple tears to dust jacket. (E) “Engraved Powder Horns from the Collection of James E. Routh, Jr.” Georgia Museum of Art softbound, printed in 1999. CONDITION: Very good with minor stains. This is a very complete and desirable group of necessary reference books that are essential for any powder horn collector or enthusiast. DMG 300 - 500 1455 - 1830 INFANTRY TACTICS MANUAL “PROPERTY OF THE WASHINGTON BLUES”. 1830 manual titled “Abstract of Infantry Tactics; including Exercises and Manoeuvres of Light Infantry and Riflemen; for Use of the Militia of the United States”. First blank page inscribed “The Property of the Washington Blues Belle Valley”. Full leather binding, 138 pages, 29 woodcut plates, lacks rear blank page. The plates show the various movements and formations of company and battalion-sized infantry units. CONDITION: Very good, the spine and edges show rubbing, pages with foxing and scattered brown staining. Very good 200 - 300

LOT - 1456 1456 - WORLD WAR II SCRAPBOOK AND CAPTURED SOUVENIRS OF SERGEANT N.C. HAMMOND 8TH AIR FORCE. World War II scrapbook and souvenirs which belonged to Sergeant Norman C. Hammond who served in the Army Air force in the Aleutians and in the 8th Air Force in England. The scrapbook contains a number of letters, orders, clippings, paper money, insignia and documents pertaining to Hammond’s military service, including: General Eisenhower D-Day Message, British-made 8th Air Force Patch, British-made SHAEF wool patch, piece of cloth exhibiting a stamped German eagle with note reading “Berlin 3rd September, Evaline honey, I cut this out from the bottom of Hitler’s chair”, a small piece of wood with note reading “Berlin 3rd September, Evaline Darling, This is a piece of Hitlers chair”, a small piece of wood with note reading “Berlin 3rd September, A piece of Hitlers desk”. Included are captured souvenirs including a 5-1/4” piece of a Waffen SS officer’s cuff title in bullion reading “Adolf Hitler”, NSDAP armband, police shako eagle and police visor cap eagle missing its reverse prongs. Also included is a newspaper clipping picturing Sergeant Hammond holding a Japanese surrender leaflet; leaflet is present. CONDITION: Scrapbooks pages are yellowed and brittle, remainder of the material is in very good condition. (Very Good - Excellent). 1,000 - 1,200

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LOT - 1457 1457 - IDENTIFIED 7TH S.C. CAVALRY PALMETTO ARMORY CAVALRY SABER. Blade Length: 36” This sword is in very good to fine condition overall having a very good, complete grip, a bright blade still showing tool marks, cross polishing, and the correct Columbia blade marking. Often Palmetto Calvary sabers are seen with soldier’s initials scratched on quillon. This must have been an order in this unit as a good many swords are noted. This sword also has the complete name of the trooper “T.H. Adams” scratched nicely on bottom of guard. There is a Thomas H. Adams listed in Company E, 7th S.C. Cavalry and the same soldier shows up in Company C of Holcombe Legion which later consolidates into the 7th S.C. Cavalry. A group of records accompany this sword showing Adam’s enlistment in 1861, his wounding in action, his capture and his eventual parole at Appomattox. This sword is an interesting variant of the standard S & K Type I cavalry normally marked “Columbia SC” and part of William Glazes 1851 or 1852 contract for the state of South Carolina. This sword is more massive having a 36” x 1-1/4” blade but same configuration as S&K hilts and typical cord wrapped grip. The accompanying scabbard with sword fits very well, but is not a typical German import; this scabbard is braised and lap seamed. More typical of James Conning of Mobile or certain Philadelphia makers that used soldered drags and ring bands. This sword saw some action as can be seen by numerous nicks caused by sword to sword contact on the cutting edge. A partial sword knot is still tied to sword. CONDITION: Very good overall. Blade is white/bright still showing original tool marks with scattered areas of staining and numerous nicks in cutting edge. The Columbia blade marking is only partially visible which is quite typical by this contractor. The scratched name and initials are easily discernible as can be see in photos. Grip on this sword is very good and complete; all leather and wire are intact. Brass hilt exhibits patina with numerous small scratches, dings and dents. Scabbard is grey overall and solid with scattered pitting and staining. Small assembly numbers are found on pommel and hilt. The original protective washer is still sound and present. BM 4,500 - 6,000

LOT - 1458 1458 - CONFEDERATE SHORT SWORD. Blade Length: 18 - 7/8” Overall Length: 24 - 1/2” Unmarked Confederate short sword with concentric ring grip, rounded, sloping pyramid grip base, oval globular pommel with raised flat pommel cap. CONDITION: Very good. Age patina to hilt. Blade tight to hilt. Good edge and point. Blade dull silver with grey and brown striations. It is speculated by some this pattern was produced in Macon, Georgia, where E.J. Johnston made and marked similar short swords. SR 900 - 1,200

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LOT - 1459

1459 - ARMY OF TENNESSEE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG. In late 1861, General Beauregard and Joseph E. Johnston introduced the design of the now famous “Confederate Battle Flag” to the forces in Virginia. Not long thereafter, this design spread to other Confederate forces, primarily as a result of the initiatives of Beauregard and Johnston. When Beauregard was transferred to Mississippi, in early 1862, he attempted to supplant existing flags with the “battle flag” he had introduced in Virginia months earlier. Three contracts were entered into with sail maker and ship’s chandler, Henry Cassidy of New Orleans, for a total of 132 battle flags, to be delivered in three lots, in February and March of 1862. The first and the third lots included, respectively, 30 and 31 infantry size battle flags as well as 12 each and 8 each of battle flags of the artillery size and cavalry size flags respectively. Although manufactured branch specific in terms of their size, the flags would be issued indiscriminately to the infantry and artillery, of the army, as needed. This flag, discovered near Bristol, Virginia, a number of years ago, is a wonderful example of one of Cassidy’s Army of Tennessee infantry flags. The shape, the area where a large pink border was around the flag, and the twelve, six-pointed stars, indicate that this is the second pattern flag of those delivered by Cassidy. The first examples had been smaller and squarer, of the type introduced into the western theater by General Beauregard, after he was transferred from Virginia in February, 1862. These flags follow the same basic pattern as those first issued to the Army of Northern Virginia in November 1861. These flags were usually made of wool bunting rather than silk, which was found to wear too quickly under campaign conditions. As with most extant Cassidy made flags, this battle flag was made with a field composed of a red cotton-wool warp/ weft field, traversed by a wide, dark blue, woolen St. Andrew’s cross, edged on its sides with strips of white cotton. Twelve white, six pointed, silk stars are sewn at 4 - 1/2” intervals on both sides of the flag. CONDITION: The cloth of this flag is in solid condition and still exhibits brilliant colors. As with most of the Cassidy Army of Tennessee flags that are known, the original pink silk border fringe is are no longer present. The edges of the flag are strong, with the exception of the flag’s corners which are somewhat ragged. Only five of this pattern flag are extant at the Confederate Memorial Hall, New Orleans, and at the Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond Virginia. Only two are known in private hands, this being one of them. This exceedingly rare and highly desirable flag was examined and authenticated by noted West Point curator, Les Jensen and is the only Confederate Army of the Mississippi (afterward the Confederate Army of Tennessee) flags available on the private market. PROVENANCE: Former Battleground Antiques, ex. Joseph Allison collection. BM This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made. VERY GOOD. 40,000 - 60,000

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LOT - 1460

1460 - RARE MAKER MARKED BOYLE, GAMBLE & MACFEE CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICERS SWORD. Blade Length: 28 - 5/8” Overall Length: 34” Blade measures 28-5/8” with a single unstopped fuller. Single strand copper wire on leather wrapped grip. Cast into the bottom of the guard is “BOYLE GAMBLE & MACFEE/ RICHMOND/ VA”. Has the 4 “V” marking forming a cross of sorts on the right side of the blade, the meaning of which is unknown but is noted on other swords of this pattern. Maker marked Confederate swords are difficult to come by, especially Boyle, Gamble & MacFee products. No scabbard. CONDITION: Hilt is tight. Sword retains a pleasing patina overall. Blade is dark with areas of light rust and pitting. Brass has a pleasing dark color to it. Markings are clear. Wire is intact as is the leather wrap, which shows some wear but is solid. GR 3,000 - 4,000

LOT - 1461

1461 - SCARCE CONFEDERATE FAYETTEVILLE ARMORY SABER BAYONET IN PERIOD SCABBARD. Blade Length: 21 - 3/4” Overall Length: 26 - 1/2” Feathered brass hilt, stamped “L” on the spine. Yatagan style blade based loosely on the Model 1855 pattern US bayonet. Bayonet is housed in a period U.S. Model 1855 leather scabbard with brass fittings. Most Fayetteville bayonets encountered exhibit heavy use and wear. This bayonet was sold as part of the Ben Michel collection sold in 2007 by James D. Julia. Mr. Michel’s notes state: “This Fayetteville sword bayonet in its original scabbard is one of the finest in existence. The 21 - 3/4” blade is uncleaned with only some age staining. The hilt is also untouched and marked only with a small “L” on the back. The scabbard is original to this saber bayonet and while there is flaking to the leather, it is still sound and complete.” Further examination of the scabbard has revealed that Mr. Michel was mistaken. PROVENANCE: Ben Michel collection, Fall 2007, James D. Julia. CONDITION: Blade is bright/grey with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Brass hilt and scabbard mounts have a pleasing patina. Original spring retains traces of blue under an overall pitted surface. Scabbard body is crazed with about 30% of black coating chipped away. GR 3,000 - 4,000

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1462 - WASHINGTON LIGHT ARTILLERY PRESENTATION CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG This is a well-provenanced presentation Confederate battle flag measuring 42” on hoist x 54” on fly including the 3 - 1/2” fringe. This flag was sold by the daughter of Lt. John Henry Neibling. At that time she (Mrs. Effie Neibling) prepared a sworn written statement stating it was given by his unit for his services and popularity in the unit after the surrender at Appomattox. In Ms. Neibling’s 1932 affidavit she states that this flag was made by the ladies of Augusta in the second year of the war. Noted Confederate flag expert, the late Howard Madaus, wrote a report on this flag in 1989 detailing history and construction of this flag believing it was wartime production. Mr. Madaus states in his letter that he felt that this was originally a 2-sided flag with the reverse side, which is only partially intact now, was white silk with the presentation unit nickname or motto like other known early presentation flags. Also included is a more recent report prepared by military and flag historian, Gregory G. Biggs. His report is based on a newspaper article he discovered written in 1878 in an Augusta, Georgia, newspaper. This article discusses a very similar flag that was made and presented to the Washington Artillery after the war. The original owner (Ms. Effie Neibling) obviously disputes this, but the description and details of information in the Augusta, GA, newspaper are rather convincing. Even if this is not the original flag carried in battle by the Washington Artillery but one made shortly after the war for the remnants of the unit, it is indeed a significant and historic flag. The flag referenced in the newspaper article obviously was made for what was then the remnants of that unit who were all true confederate soldiers that had taken part in the Civil War, and the flag continued to be used by them for parades and display, etc., throughout the 19th century. Early surviving post-war Georgia military banners are extremely rare today (according to Biggs report) and only a couple are known to exist, making this an important, rare and historical artifact, regardless of whether this is the one Mrs. Neibling refers to in her affidavit or whether this is the one referred to in the Augusta newspaper. The extremely rare reversed colors are also a feature seldom seen and highly sought after. This flag was originally preserved by netting which was an early 19th century technique of conservation & preservation of such flags. The Washington Light Artillery of Augusta, GA saw its first service in Pensacola, FL late in 1861 and early ’62. This unit saw action under Cap. Isadore P. Girardey and unit was more commonly known as Girardey’s Battery. This unit saw its first major action at the battle of Shiloh & later in other actions with the Army of Mississippi and the Army of Tennessee. There is a file of copied documents with this flag. PROVENANCE: Lt. John Neibling, 1865, Effie M. Neibling, Calvin Bulloch, 1932, George Gorman. CONDITION: Flag is sound and very good as restored. About 20% of the blue silk quadrants are missing as can be seen in photos. Red silk cross is mostly complete but with numerous repairs to silk as can be seen in photos. Bullion and sequined stars are intact, but four are missing their central red colored central sequin and one central red sequin is loose and the red color on retained sequins is worn but visible on others, the metallic bullion fringe is complete. The top brass loop of seven original attaching loops to hoist is missing. BM This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made. GOOD. 30,000 - 50,000

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LOT - 1463 1463 - NEW YORK ARTILLERY BATTERY FLAG WITH ARTILLERY CAPTAIN’S SHOULDER STRAP. Measures 23” by 17” measured without fringe. Given the painted field, it is likely pre-Civil or Civil War era. Flag depicts a less detailed version of the New York State Seal, with “Excelsior” (trans: Ever Higher) on ribbon underneath painted section of field. Twin figures of Liberty and Justice are on either side of the painted field, which has an eagle perched atop. The painted field reflects a scene overlooking what appears to be the Hudson Bay with a solitary ship on the water. There is visible line work from some point in the past when someone added detail to Liberty and Justice that has now faded and leaves only traces. Underneath the “Excelsior” ribbon is a pair of crossed cannons. Mounted with the flag in its frame is a Civil War Artillery Captain’s shoulder strap. Someone taped the flag to its current backing with double sided tape long ago, and due to possible damage we have elected not to remove the flag from its backing. Artillery bars not removed for same reason. Frame is contemporary and exists only the protect the flag. CONDITION: Good for a flag of this age. There are some visible areas of old repair where the flag has torn and someone either taped or glued it back together. There are other areas, primarily along the right side of the fly, which are still open and need attention. There are a few areas where mold was cleaned off, leaving spotting. Painting has extensive cracquelure and some losses to paint. Artillery bars are faded with minor losses. EW 6,000 - 9,000

1464 - US NAVY BOAT FLAG. These smaller flags with a reduced number of stars to make them more visible were adopted in the mid-1850’s for small vessels. The use of 13 stars seems to have been adopted about 1862 and the 4-3-4 configuration was standard to about 1875. 24” x 36”. Handwritten “3 x 2” twice on hoist canvas hoist. Red and white bunting stripes, blue canton with separately applied machine sewn stars on each side. CONDITION: Very good. Small scattered moth nips overall. Small runs next to canvas hoist. Generally solid and very displayable with good color. Two brass grommets. These flags were replaced in 1916 with flags bearing the official number of stars on a US flag. (SR) 1,000 - 1,500 LOT - 1464

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LOT - 1465

1465 - EXTREMELY RARE 1833 PATTERN AMES TEXAS DRAGOONS SABER. Blade Length: 33 - 3/4” Overall Length: 39 - 1/4” US regulation 1833 pattern dragoon saber with dry point etched “Texas Dragoons” blade and correct “WS” inspector’s mark. Standard 1833 dragoon configuration with brass hilt and coiled-wire bound leather grip. Quill backed blade. Browned iron scabbard. In 1840 Texas contracted with Ames for 18 officer’s and 280 enlisted sabers. Enlisted patterns were drypoint etched “Texas Dragoons” over a leafy vine, marked by Ames and inspected William Smith. See Thillmann, “Civil War Cavalry and Artillery Sabers”, page 64ff for details and photo of the blade etching. See also, Hartzler, “American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords”, v.2 page 746 for blade etching. CONDITION: Hilt is good. Coiled brass wire binding is in place. Leather wrap is good with good color and finish. Quillon shows “WS” inspector initials. Brass has dark, age patina. Blade pad in place. Blade is a mix of bright and grey with scattered dark grey spots. Good edge and point. Texas marking and foliate decoration is light, but very visible. Ames marking on obverse is very light and only partially visible with a strong raking light. These sabers were heavily used throughout the War with Mexico and in Confederate hands during the Civil War. This is a rare survivor. Scabbard is crusty brown. Solid, with rings, drag and throat in place. A regulation sword that would look good in an early cavalry or Indian War display. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport. 10,000 - 20,000

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LOT - 1466

LOT - 1467 1466 - UNMARKED CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD AND SCABBARD, ATTRIBUTED TO BOYLE & GAMBLE, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. Blade Length: 32” Overall Length: 37 - 3/4” This unmarked sword is most likely the product of Boyle & Gamble of Richmond, Virginia. Blade measures 32-1/4” long with an unstopped fuller. The cast brass guard is very light with a small two branch knuckle bow. Pommel is crude and plain. Single brass strand wire on black leather wrapped grip. Lap seam scabbard with brass fittings. This is a very presentable example of a Virginia made officers sword. CONDITION: Sword and scabbard retain a pleasing untouched look to them. Hilt is tight. Blade has some light surface rust and minor pitting. Brass has a nice dark patina. The guard has a bend to it. The grip has some loss to the leather, but is otherwise solid with all the wire present. Scabbard retains what appears to be most of the period original finish with one minor dent on the reverse side. GR 4,000 - 6,000 1467 - EXTREMELY RARE STARR MODEL 1813 CAVALRY SABER, MARKED “S. CAROLINA” WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 32” Heavy cavalry saber and scabbard by Nathaniel Starr made under government contract. Sword has a 32” curved unfullered clip point blade with iron hilt, stirrup-style knuckle guard and leather covered wood grip. Ricasso is stamped “P/ HHP/ N. STARR”. Reverse side has wonderful and rare state militia marking that reads “S. CAROLINA.” There is collector speculation that these swords may have seen southern service during the Civil War. CONDITION: Blade is bright with overall scabbard rubs and light mottling with no major nicks along the edge. Hilt retains gebnerous traces of silver or nickel-plated finish. Grip has been professionally re-wrapped. Iron scabbard fits sword perfectly and is free of major dents, also shows traces of silver finish. 800 - 1,000

LOT - 1468 1468 - SCARCE THOMAS LEECH MEMPHIS NOVELTY WORKS CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SABER Blade Length: 34 - 1/2” Overall Length: 40 - 1/2” Blade measures 34 - 1/2” with an unstopped fuller. Well marked on the guard “EMPHIS/ OVELTY WORK/ THOs LEECH & Co”. The stamping is somewhat weak on the edges so therefore the “M”, “N”, and part of the “K” are either not present or incomplete. This is common on these swords. Typically found with a twisted wire wrapped leather handle, this sword features a single copper wire strand around oilcloth. Variations have been noted in the wrapping of the handles on these swords. No scabbard. This is a solid example of a Thomas Leech, Memphis Novelty Works produced sword made in Memphis, Tennessee prior to the fall to Union forces which required his operation be moved to Columbus, Mississippi and then to Greensboro, Georgia. CONDITION: Blade retains a pleasing patina overall with some areas of light surface rust and minor pitting. The point of the blade is dull, having worn over time. There is a slight ding in the cutting edge of the blade. Brass guard and pommel appear to have been very lightly cleaned a long time ago, still retaining a pleasing patina. Some small dings in the brass. Handle retains most of what appears to be the original oilcloth, a bit dirty and shows wear. Wire is intact and complete. GR 2,500 - 4,000 202

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LOT - 1469

LOT - 1470

1469 - SCARCE CONFEDERATE ALTERED VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY CAVALRY SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 34” Overall Length: 41 - 1/2” This is a scarce example of a Confederate-altered 3rd Model Virginia Manufactory cavalry saber, modified for use by the state of Virginia during the Civil War. The saber has been shortened from its original 36” blade length to 34” and the blade has been slimmed in width along its entire length. The heavily curved double-fullered blade last tapers to a spear point at the tip. The iron birds head pommel hilt has the usual seven-slot sheet iron guard. The leather wrapped wood grip has seven grooves. The sword is complete with its original Confederate Civil War period iron scabbard with brass mounts. The mounts both have brass rings. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina, showing heavy sharpening to edge and some areas of minor forging flaws. Hilt retains a dark heavy brown patina with minor bending at knucklebow. Grip retains nearly all of its original leather wrap with only minor losses and scuffing. Scabbard retains about 80% of period crazed black finish. Mounts retain a dark unpolished patina. A very scarce and desirable Confederate-altered Virginia cavalry saber. DMG 2,000 - 4,000 1470 - RARE REGIMENTALLY MARKED AND CONFEDERATE ALTERED FIRST MODEL VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY CAVALRY SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 33” Overall Length: 38 - 1/2” This is an excellent example of a rare Confederate-altered First Model Virginia Manufactory Cavalry Saber. These swords were modified and the scabbards were replaced for Confederate Civil War use. These swords were originally manufactured between 1802 and about 1822 by the Virginia Manufactory for state use. In 1860 about 3,600 were taken out of storage and were shortened, had the hilts updated and were re-scabbarded. They were then issued to Virginia cavalry troops early in the war. Jeb Stuart’s 1st Virginia Regiment was armed with this pattern at the Battle of First Manassas. The sword has a slightly curved double-fullered blade, top of spine inscribed “1, VA REGT”. The hilt is a standard Virginia Manufactory style with seven-slot guard and First Model Hussar pommel and leather-wrapped grip with bulbous sections. Square nut on top of pommel. Complete with original iron and brass-mounted scabbard. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with scattered grey spotting, excellent crisp markings. Hilt retains a heavy brown patina, some bending and a couple breaks to slots on guard. Grip retains most of original leather with some minor losses, wire wrap is absent. Scabbard retains a heavy brown patina with dark and unpolished brass mounts. A very rare and desirable regimentally marked Confederate saber. DMG 2,000 - 4,000

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1471 - FRAMED PIECE OF THE GERMAN WORLD WAR I ARMISTICE FLAG WITH PROVENANCE. A large framed sheet of heavy paper measuring 12” X 22-3/4” on which are attached to following: a printed note reading “Here’s a Real Souvenir. The piece of flag shown here is a part of the white flag of truce, attached to the automobile which carried the German delegate Count von Winterfield across the Allied lines on November 8. It is now the property of First Lt William E. Bown, of Groupe Robinson. Lt. Bown obtained it at La Capelle, the first town in the allied lines at which the German peace delegates stopped. Lt Bown is seen in the picture below standing in front of the German automobile with the chauffers who drove the delegates through the lines. The picture was taken on November 11, when Lt. Bown was in La Capelle with a convoy”; Printed photographs of the complete flag and Lt Bown; The white cotton piece of the flag measures approximately 2” X 3”; Printed on the large sheet of paper “A Piece of the Original German Armistice Flag, This interesting souvenir was presented to Mr. F.E. Lee by Lieutenant W. E. Bown, A.E.F., who was at the point in the lines through which the German ambassadors came to attend the armistice negotiations. Its peculiar value lies in the fact that it is a piece of the original flag which heralded the first time in the history of the German nation a plea for mercy, and presaged the ending of the greatest war the world has ever known. Lieutenant Bown’s letter follows”; Attached is Lieutenant Bown’s two page inked letter which reads in part “Their cars which were four Benz and Mercedes, all wonderful equipped cars, each one with a large white truce flag - firing was stopped the point from 2 pm until 12 o clock midnight to assure their safe arrival and return if necessary. I am enclosing a piece of the armistice flag which I took from one of the cars as a souvenir. I consider this piece of white cloth signifies the first time the Germans have ever asked for mercy”. CONDITION: Both of letters pages are stained, one is fragmented. The remainder in very good condition. (Good - Very Good). 1,400 - 1,800 LOT - 1471 1472 - LOT OF 10: THIRD REICH FLAGS AND A JAPANESE WORLD WAR II FLAG Lot contains: (A) Very large Third Reich double sided party flag 94” by 72” with separate centers, bold colors and no visible damage. Reinforced edge has two clips and a ring in the center. CONDITION: Near mint. (B) Third Reich double sided battle flag 67” by 39” marked “Kr. Fl. 100 x 170”, made by “Textildruck Arlt, Schonheide” with bold colors and only a couple of very tiny holes, and no other damage. Two rope ties on the reinforced edge. CONDITION: Near mint. (C) Third Reich double sided party flag 52” by 30” with separate centers which have light staining, bold red with no visible damage. Two 60” cord ties are sewn onto the flag. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint. (D) Third Reich double sided battle flag 67” by 39” marked “Kr. Fl. 100 x 170”, made by a Dutch firm “N.V.P.F. v Vlissingen, Helmond” with bold colors and only a couple of very light stains, and no other damage. Two rope ties on the reinforced edge. CONDITION: Near mint. (E) Third Reich single sided party podium flag 47” by 29” with bold colors and light staining to the entire separate center piece. Two circular ink stamps with swastika and nomenclature near the top edge, with fringe trim on the lower end. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint. (F) Third Reich double sided party flag 21” by 15” with separate centers and light staining to both. Rod can be inserted on one end. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint. (G) Third Reich double sided party flag 17” by 14” with separate centers and very light staining to both. Rod can be inserted on one end. CONDITION: Near mint. (H) Third Reich double sided party pennant 9” by 7” with separate centers and light staining to white. CONDITION: Near mint. (I) Third Reich double sided party pennant 9” by 7” with separate centers and light staining to white and parts of red. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint. (J) Japanese silk screened double sided flag 36” by 34” with light to moderate staining throughout. Numerous signatures in Japanese, and two short ties. CONDITION: Excellent. WZ 1,200 - 2,000

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LOT - 1473

LOT - 1474

LOT - 1475 1473 - HISTORIC D-DAY USN FLAG FROM THE USS NEVADA. Flag measures 5’ X 9’6” and is constructed of multi-piece wool bunting with 48 applied stars. The white cotton heading displays two brass grommets and is stamped “5 X 9’6”. The flag is stenciled on three white stripes “CAPT. POWELL M. RHEA USN / USS NEVADA BB-36 UTAH 4th. INF. DIV. / OMAHA BEACH JUNE. 6, 1944 1ST INF. DIV.” The Nevada was present when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and was the only battleship to get underway during the attack. Hit by one torpedo and at least six bombs while steaming from Battleship Row, her crew was forced to beach the stricken ship on a coral ledge. Nevada was subsequently salvaged and modernized at Puget Sound Navy Yard, allowing her to serve as a convoy escort in the Atlantic and as a fire-support ship in five amphibious assaults (the invasions of Attu, Normandy, Southern France, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa). During the Normandy invasion, Nevada supported forces ashore from 6–17 June, 1944, and again on 25 June. Shells from her guns ranged as far as 20 miles inland in attempts to break up German concentrations and counterattacks, even though she was straddled by counterbattery fire 27 times. Nevada was later praised for her “incredibly accurate” fire in support of the invasion troops, as some of the targets she hit were just 600 yards from the front line. Nevada was the only battleship present at both Pearl Harbor and the Normandy landings. Captain Powell M. Rhea commanded the Nevada from July 21, 1943 to October 4, 1944. CONDITION: Very good with fading to the blue canton and scattered holes. Very Good 1,000 - 1,500 1474 - WORLD WAR II PERIOD UNDER SECRETARY OF THE US NAVY FLAG. Red wool flag measuring 53” X 83”, double sided with applied anchor and stars, heavy white canvas heading with rope attachment. Heading stamped “Under Sec Set 4 MI 45”. Position of “UNDER SECRETARY OF THE NAVY” was created in 1940, and the first flag was produced in 1943. The materials and construction methods of this flag are consistent with flags of that era. The first Under Secretary of the Navy was James V. Forrestal (1940-44), his successor was Ralph Austin Bard (1944-45). This position is the second-highest ranking civilian official in the U.S. Navy. CONDITION: In overall very good condition with a few scattered holes but nothing distracting. (Very Good). 800 - 1,200 1475 - 48 STAR AMERICAN FLAG “FIRST FLAG TO FLY OVER THE LIBERATED TOWN OF BASTOGNE”. World War II flag purported to be the first flag flown over the liberated town of Bastogne. The 48 star flag is marked on the heading “5’ X 9-1/2’ Philadelphia Q.M. Depot” and is multi-piece wool construction. Accompanying the flag is a signed letter from Robert Lust, Belgian Army courier who obtained the flag in 1945. The translation of the letter reads as follows: 11/1/03, Robert Lust, This statement is original and exactly, as I recall the facts of some 60 years ago. In 1944-1945 I served under Field Marshal Montgomery, as courier, cyclist. After the 101st Airborne saved Bastogne, the next day I was ordered to deliver documents to the US Command. This occurred in Northern French territory, done in a “covert” activity, due to the “confidentiality” of the documents. I arrived 3 days after the taking of Bastogne, at 12:00 midnight. I stopped a civilian, asking directions to US Command. The person was in possession of a 48 star US flag. After questioning, he admitted stealing the flag from the City Hall. I confiscated the flag! This is THE flag, flown by the 101st Airborne, immediately after defeating the Germans. I kept this flag until today, an on November 1st, 2003, I sold this flag with markings 5-1/2 X 9-1/2 ft...Q.M. Philadelphia Depot. (signed) Robert Lust”. Included is an original 2-1/4” X 3-1/2” photograph of Lust on a motorcycle, copies from his Belgian Army soldiers pay book, copy of his canteen pass and copies of various Belgian Army documents. CONDITION: Excellent. DG 600 - 900

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LOT - 1476 1476 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH FLAGS AND HJ ARMBAND. Lot contains: (A) Third Reich double sided party flag which measures 74” by 36”, secured by four brass eyelets on the corner. No damage with very light stains. CONDITION: Near mint overall. (B) Third Reich Hitler Youth (HJ) armband with a stamp on the front identifying the HJ unit, and a larger stamp on the reverse. Flag is faded with moderate staining. CONDITION: Very good overall. (C) Third Reich double sided party pendant measuring 9” with light staining throughout. CONDITION: Very good plus. WZ 400 - 800 1477 - LOT OF 4: WORLD WAR II GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE FLAG, TROPICAL HELMET, ARMY OFFICER’S SWORD AND JAPANESE COMBAT HELMET. Consists of: (A) German Kriesgmarine flag measuring approximately 9’ 8” X 19’ 6”, the heading with stamped size “300 X 600” and Eagle / M Kriegsmarine stamp. CONDITION: Flag displays a number of stains and tears, but retains bright colors. (B) German 2nd Model Tropical Pith Helmet, interior stamped “Made In Germany”, signifying that the helmet was one of the group imported to the U.S. in the 1950’s. CONDITION: Solid unbroken body, leather trim shows moderate wear, interior in very good condition. (C) German Army Lion Pommel Sword, bright blade marked “E & F Horster Solingen”, triple wire wrapped grip. CONDITION: Very good with bright blade displaying a number of small edge nicks, guard retains approximately 60% original gilt finish, steel scabbard retains approximately 90% original black paint. (D) Japanese Army Type 99 Combat Helmet, one set of lining pads is detached, leather ring rear stitching is detached, missing its star and chin strap. CONDITION: Good, retains about 50% original paint, liner shows general wear. (Good - Very Good). 700 - 1,100 1478 - LOT OF 2: HITLER YOUTH TRUMPET BANNER AND GERMAN ARMY PHOTO ALBUM. Lot consists of: (A) An approximately 18” X 16-3/4”, double sided, multi-piece wool construction banner, with one remaining tie string along its upper edge for affixing it to a trumpet. Each side has a large, white cotton Sig-rune stitched to its black background field. A 1-3/8” twisted white fringe runs along both sides and the bottom of the banner. CONDITION: Very good, missing three sets of ties and displays some small scattered holes. (B) Photo album assembled in August 1945 documenting the Hitler Youth, RAD and Army service of Karl Wilhelm. Album measures 8-3/4” X 9-1/2”, black paper pages with white ink inscriptions. Album captions are dated from May 1935 to September 1944, and depict Hitler Youth school and training, RAD training and army scenes during fighting in Russia. CONDITION: Excellent with no loose pages or missing photos. (Very Good - Excellent). 600 - 900

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LOT - 1479

1479 - ICELANDIC NAZI PARTY BANNER. Heavy cotton, multi-piece construction measuring 37” X 54-1/2”, suspended by four cloth loops. The Icelandic Nationalist party was formed in March 1934 and aimed to protect the ethnic identity of the Icelanders and believed in the supremacy of the Aryan race and anti-Semitism. The party, which never had more than 450 members, was formally disbanded in 1944. CONDITION: Excellent. (Excellent). 2,000 - 5,000 206

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LOT - 1481

LOT - 1480 1480 - A 19TH CENTURY PERSIAN QAJAR HELMET “KULAH KHUD” ETCHED AND SILVER DAMASCENED. The helmet of typical form with two plume holders, tall central spike, sliding nasal, and long camail. The steel bowl etched with Persian figures, birds in foliage, the rim entirely etched with Persian calligraphy praising Allah heightened with silver damascened bands (now darkened). CONDITION: The helmet is in good overall condition with wear to etching and damascening. The turnscrew for the sliding nasal is absent. There are areas of rust, but none serious. The camail is detached in places and is rust patinated. MZ 1,000 - 1,500 1481 - EARLY 15TH CENTURY TAILED SALADE OF MILANESE FORM AND UNCERTAIN DATE. The one piece skull with medial ridge. Tail of four lames. CONDITION: Helmet showing great age and russett brown patination on exterior surfaces and red rusted corrosion on interior. Helmet is holed on left side. Form of helmet is good and if it were polished bright would be a most acceptable addition to any collection of European arms and armor. This is of the type that was recovered from Rhodes. 1,200 - 1,800

LOT - 1482

1482 - A FINE LATE 16TH CENTURY MUNICH TOWN GUARD MORION WITH EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH COMB. The two piece morion with embossed decoration typical of the finer quality town guard helmets with large Fleur-de-Lis amid a wave pattern reserve. The comb embossed en suite. The peaks are pronounced and borders are finely roped as is the comb itself. The sixteen brass rivets are in the form of expanded flowers. CONDITION: Very fine overall with original bright metal embossed highlights against an old arsenal blackened ground. There is no significant pitting and now dents. Interior shows deep even age patina with marks from the hammer. An altogether superior example of this well known type of morion. MZ 1,500 - 2,500

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LOT - 1483

1483 - LOT OF 2: A GOOD LATE 16TH CENTURY HALBERD WITH PIERCED BLADE AND FLUKE AND WELL STRUCK ARMORER’S MARK TOGETHER WITH A SPEAR OF UNCERTAIN ORIGIN MOUNTED ON A VERY ATTRACTIVE POLE. . Blade Length: (A) 9 - 1/2” (B) 19” Overall Length: (A) 95” (B) 91” Lot consists of: (A) Halberd with 9-1/2” blade, pierce with a cross. Similar crosses appear on German miner’s axes. Fluke struck on right side with an armorer’s mark and measuring 2-3/4”, heavy central spike with four flats measuring 20”. Halberd has its original long straps with head and straps measuring 49” and overall length of 95”. CONDITION: Good for a halberd of this period. Pole possibly the original. Museum number in red lacquer. A far better than average early polearm. (B) Spear measures 19” at blade and 91”. Appears to be perhaps of African make on European pole. CONDITION: Patinated overall. PROVENANCE: Former collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. MZ This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made. 1,000 - 1,500 1484 - A GOOD AND RARE PAIR OF MITTEN GAUNTLETS OF MAXIMILIAN TYPE CIRCA 1550 (?). This is a very handsome pair with four beautifully fluted lames forward of the fluted and roped bordered cuffs and spirally fluted knuckle guards and five lames forward of knuckle guards. Four lame thumbpieces. The reliefs for the ulna with five slash marks. CONDITION: This lovely pair of Maximilian gauntlets exhibit delamination in fluted areas expected of genuine examples. The metal surfaces are mostly bright metal over old corrosion. The thumbpiece of the left gauntlet missing three lames. The interior of both gauntlets showing a deep even age patina. The articulation is masterful and remarkably both gauntlets appear to have no replaced parts. This is a very fine example of knightly armour showing exemplary work throughout. MZ 2,000 - 4,000

LOT - 1484

1485 - AN ATTRACTIVE COMPOSITE HEADPIECE FOR THE HORSE, CHANFRON, PARTLY 16TH CENTURY. The rare horse armour made in two pieces with the nose guard attached with leather and held with three steel rivets. The eye protectors of good form with roped borders. The ear protectors en suite with the eye guards. A reinforce appears between the ear pieces. Elaborate engraved brass plume holder of later date. CONDITION: Bright metal overall with little or no corrosion. Interior with great age patination. The central plate of 16th century date. The eyes, ears, and other components of Victorian date. Chanfrons are collected by equine enthusiasts as well as armour collectors and this chanfron is ready to go on the wall as is. MZ 1,200 - 1,800 LOT - 1485

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LOT - 1486

LOT - 1487

1486 - LOT OF 13: JAPANESE ARISAKA BAYONETS. Blade Length: Avg 15” Overall Length: 21” Lot consists of: 13 World War II Japanese Arisaka bayonets and scabbards. Five have reproduction frogs otherwise all original World War II issue. (B) Four high quality reproduction Type 38 Arisaka bayonets and scabbards. VERY GOOD. 800 - 1,400 1487 - LOT OF TWO: FINE AND VERY ATTRACTIVE JAPANESE WORLD WAR II NAVAL OFFICER’S SAMURAI SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 26” (B) 26 - 5/8” Overall Length: (A) 39 - 1/4” (B) 39 - 3/4” Lot consists of (A) 66cm blade. Appears to have been made by a double maker and dated. The 66cm blade with ko midare hamon and ashi of a most attractive pattern. Nakago with double maker and date. The naval mounts of typical pattern. Sword retains original knot. CONDITION: Blade in essentially full bright polish with a few very minor stains, mostly towards the ha. Nakago clean with no corrosion. Mounts retaining much bright original gilt finish. Black rayskin scabbard in excellent condition. Handle wrap is phenomenal. A very fine Japanese naval officer’s sword with handmade blade. (B) The 67.7cm one piece water tempered blade with with ko midare hamon. Unsigned nakago with one mekugi-ana. CONDITION: Blade is bright and almost full polish with one microchip approximately 9 - 1/2” back from the boshi. Naval mounts retain some original gilding. Rayskin scabbard in good condition with some separation. Handle crisp with tsukamaki in fine condition. All mounts matching. MZ 2,000 - 3,000

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LOT - 1488 1488 - A NEAR PRISTINE JAPANESE MANCHURIAN RAILWAY STEEL SAMURAI SWORD IN FINE WORLD WAR II ARMY KOSHIRAE. Blade Length: 66.8cm Overall Length: 37” 66.8cm cutting edge with water temper suguha hamon. Tang ubu with one menuki-ana and typical Mantetsu railway signature and date. CONDITION: Blade is in almost full polish with some microscratches and extremely minimal spots on boshi. Tang is excellent with typical beautiful Mantetsu yasirime and no real corrosion. One dent at jiri. Koshirae rates excellent. Scabbard retains nearly all of its brown paint and lacquer. Handle fittings retain nearly all of their original finish. Wrap still tight. Menuki still retain some of their gilt. A superior example of this most important Japanese World War II patriotic weapon. MZ 1,500 - 2,500

1489 - A MASSIVE AND MOST ATTRACTIVE SHINTO O-TANTO BY KANE TANE RATED CHU JOSAKU WITH NBTHK PAPER. Blade Length: 13 - 3/4” Overall Length: 22”

LOT - 1489

The 35cm blade with complex midare hamon measures nearly 4cm across at ha-machi. Original well cut wide hi. Ubu nakago with seven character signature for Sujikai yasurime. CONDITION: Full polish with all details clearly visible. Fine mokume hada and no serious flaws. Large modern solid silver cat scratched habaki. Nakago is phenomenal for a sword of this period. Signature matches Fujishiro perfectly but has NBTHK paper to further guarantee its authenticity. One of the largest tanto we have catalogued with a most attractive blade. In high quality shirasaya. MZ 2,000 - 3,000

LOT - 1490

1490 - A MASSIVE AND EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE SHOWA KATANA SIGNED AND DATED BY HIZEN KUNI JU ICHI YOSHI SAKU. Blade Length: 74.8cm Overall Length: 40 - 1/2” The massive 74.8cm blade with oki-saki and choji hamon with ashi reaching almost to the ha itself. Width of blade is 3.5cm at hamachi. Ubu nakago with one mekugi-ana. Full signature and date. Habaki is solid silver. CONDITION: Blade in full bright and extremely well done polish with all details visible. Blade is phenomenal, massive, and most attractive. If you want a great modern samurai sword, look no further. Swords comes in a fine quality honoki wood shirasaya. MZ 2,500 - 5,000

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LOT - 1491 1491 - A SPLENDID SHIN-SHINTO KATANA SIGNED DATED AND ORDER MADE BY THE FAMOUS SUISHINSHI MASAHIDE. 68.3 CM CUTTING EDGE, UBU NAKAGO, WITH PERFECTLY CUT BO-HI IN FINE SAMURAI MOUNTS Blade Length: 26.88” Overall Length: 38” The broad shinogi tsukuri blade with characteristic Masahide choji hamon showing incredibly complex and masterful work within the temper line itself. Good yakidashi (straightening of the choji temper) towards the ha-machi (base notch). The bo-hi are perfectly cut as befits a master horimono carver like Masahide. The nakago (tang) with full Masahide signature, date, and custom order and deeply sunk Masahide cartouche. Sujikai yasuri-me (file marks) and typical Masahide jiri (end of tang). The sword is mounted in excellent, possibly the original samurai mounts, with fine iron fuchi-kashira, presentation quality black dyed same, highly sophisticated brown silk wrap, designed to expose a grinning shi shi (dog) menuki on one side and a flower menuki on the other. The saya is beautifully lacquered in a spiral pattern of interwoven red and black roiro ending in an iron kojiri. CONDITION: Blade is in full, bright, probably 19th century sashikomi polish showing all details. Ubu nakago is excellent throughout. Mounts rate fine with no significant damage, Scabbard is good with the exception of the kurikata which shows repair. Suishinshi Masahide is one of only three artists of the period rated as sai-jo saku (the highest rating), the others being Minamoto Kiyomaro and Naotane. Fujishiro devotes four entire pages to illustrate his signatures. Although we believe this magnificent samurai sword by one of the most renowned makers to be an autograph work we cannot guarantee it as it does not have an NBTHK certificate, just as Sotheby’s or Christie’s cannot guarantee a painting by Rembrandt without a certificate from the Rembrandt Research Project. MZ 8,000 - 12,000

LOT - 1492

1492 - A FINE KOTO MUMEI TACHI IN EXTRAORDINARY SOLID SILVER ITO MAKI NO TACHI SILVER NANAKO TOKUGAWA MON KOSHIRAE. Blade Length: 68.4cm Overall Length: 38 - 1/2” The 68.4cm blade with complex ko-choji hamon and perfectly cut hi extending through the nakago. Delicate small boshi. The nakago with three mekugi-ana, one vestigal and cut at the jiri; the other two, one of shinshinto date, other of modern origin, likely to have been placed to accommodate the splendid silver mounts. The koshirae of exemplary quality appears to be of solid silver with Tokugawa mon on a fine nanako ground throughout. The saya with gold lacquer Tokugawa mon en suite with the mounts. The orange wrap at first appears to be modern, however, examination under glass reveals age deterioration to the brocade under the wrap and handle wrap itself appears to be of pre-War origin. CONDITION: Blade is in full bright polish with no significant flaws, some slight micro corrosion in the ha towards the hamachi and a few microchips in the boshi which are only visible under magnification. Hada appears to be extremely fine item. Hi are perfectly cut. Nakago is excellent with lovely age patination. Mounts are pristine with all itomaki no tachi mounts intact. Original ashi with Tokugawa mon en suite, lacquer is excellent with no visible damage. All together, this is a most spectacular itomaki no tachi and has everything a Japanese sword collector could possibly want. Accompanying this lot is also a fine selection of books on Japanese swords, including “Facts and Fundamentals of Japanese Swords” by Nobuo Nakahara and translated by Paul Martin, “The Japanese Sword: A Comprehensive Guide” by Kanzan Sato and translated by Joe Earle, “Japanese Swords: Cultural Icons of A Nation” by Colin M. Roach, and “Samurai: The Weapons and Spirit of the Japanese Warrior” by Clive Sinclaire. MZ 6,000 - 8,000

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LOT - 1494

LOT - 1495 1493 - AN ELEGANT KOTO O-KATANA, EARLY MUROMACHI PERIOD, SIGNED UDA KUNI MASA WITH NTHK PAPER IN ATTRACTIVE TACHI KOSHIRAE. Blade Length: 34 - 1/4” Overall Length: 45 - 5/8” The deeply curved 82cm shinogi zukuri blade of extremely elegant form with active ko choji hamon featuring tsunagsi. Nakago is ubu with four character Uda Kuni Masa signature. Copper habaki. Iron tsuba pierced with stylized dragonfly. Full tachi koshirae with ashi of brown shakudo with isheimei ground. Shakudo menuki of naginata. CONDITION: Blade in good state of polish with considerable shintetsu in shigane on signature side. Mounts are good throughout. Sukumaki of later date than koshirae. Black lacquer roiro saya with only the expected minor damage. This is a spectacular and very early Muromachi signed ubu tachi by a known maker and as such, rarely appears on the auction market. MZ 2,500 - 5,000 1494 - A FINE SHINTO KATANA AFTER HIZEN OMI DAIJO TADAHIRO AND SO SIGNED KATANA MEI. Blade Length: 28” Overall Length: 37 - 1/2” The 69.3cm blade with good choji hidare hamon. Ubu nakago with one mekugi-ana, fully signed, Hizen No Kuni Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro. Tsuka with silver fujikashura decorated in relief with dragonflies. Chakudo kirimon menuki. Good iron tsuba incised with dragonflies and gold eyes. Silver foil habaki. Fine red rohiro lacquer saya with dragonfly kojiri en suite with fujikashura. CONDITION: Blade in almost full polish with some abrasion towards boshi (point). Several microchips in ha, which do not detract. Saya in good condition overall with only extremely minor damage. Mounts are crisp and unpolished. Handle wrap is tight. Same is almost presentation quality. Menuki are possibly reproduction. Altogether a very attractive shinto katana, perfect for iai or collection. MZ 1,500 - 2,500 1495 - A FINELY MOUNTED KOTO WAKIZASHI MUMEI O-O-SURIAGE. Blade Length: 13 - 5/8” Overall Length: 21 - 1/2” 34.7cm cutting edge. A beautiful wakizashi blade appears to be cut down from a much longer sword, probably a koto katana. Well cut hi runs all the way through the tang. Tang now has one mekugi-ana, no signature. Koto midare hamon with lots of activity. Handsome shakudo fuchikashira with gold highlights. Two character signature on fuchi, Masamitsu Saku. Fuchikashira match. Shakudo menuki in the form of a mon. Mon match the lacquer on the saya. Saya of this sword is one of the most beautiful we have cataloged. Red and black pine needle lacquer with abalone mon throughout. Saya has full mounts of shakudo with gold inlaid rain dragons comprising koiguchi, kurikata, kojiri, kozuka of fine quality with a shakudo plate encased in gilt. Dragon of exceptional quality with gold eyes. CONDITION: Blade in full polish with no significant defects. Tsuka mounts in good condition throughout. Tsukamaki damaged but mostly intact. Saya lacquer undamaged throughout. Saya mounts in phenomenal condition; beautiful gold work. Kozuka in excellent condition. Iron tsuba with katakiri horses with gold highlights. The entire koshirae of good quality and most attractive. A plushly mounted wakizashi. MZ 1,500 - 2,500

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LOT - 1496 1496 - A FINE SHINTO HIZEN WAKIZASHI BY KAWACHI NO KAMI MASAHIRO, CIRCA 1660. Blade Length: 20 - 3/4” Overall Length: 31 - 1/2”

The 52.7cm blade with wild Masashiro choji midare hamon. The nakago ubu with one mekugi-ana and fully signed Kawachi no Kami Fujiwara Masahiro. Double gold foil habaki. Shakudo nanako fuchikashira decorated with Samurai and gold highlights. Shakudo flower menuki with gold highlights. Signed tsuba of iron, chiseled with priests. Black lacquer saya missing kurakata and koiguchi. CONDITION: Blade needs polish but appears to have no significant flaws, some scratches. Exuberant Masahiro hamon, thick and ropey with extensive jinie. Nakago rates excellent with good shinto patination and some raised rust towards jiri. Tsuka is good, mounts need cleaning. Tsuba is good. Saya needs restoration, lacquer is chipped and damaged. A fine shinto wakizashi by one of Hizen’s best swordsmiths. MZ 1,200 - 1,500

LOT - 1497 1497 - A SHINTO MUMEI KATANA WITH UBU NAKAGO IN MINO GOTO STYLE MOUNTS. Blade Length: 64.5cm Overall Length: 35 - 3/4”

The 64.5cm blade with sughai hamon (straight temper line). Shinogi zukuri form. Ubu nakago (tang) with one mekugi-ana. Silver plated habaki. Fuchi kashira in mino goto style. Shakudo nagano with priests, gold highlights, copper faces. Sentoku dragon menuki. Blue tsukamaki. Wood grain saya. Iron tsuskhai tsuba pierced with birds. CONDITION: Blade in almost full polish with no serious skizu or tentetsu. Very tip of blade slightly damaged. Would make an excellent iato. 1,000 - 1,500

1498 - LOT OF THREE JAPANESE WORLD WAR II ARMY OFFICER’S SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 26” (B) 24 7/8” (C) 20 - 5/8” Overall Length: (A) 39” (B) 39 1/2” (C) 34 - 7/8” Lot consists of (A) 66cm blade of one piece oil tempered construction. The tang with one mekugi-ana and four character signature. CONDITION: Blade rates excellent in almost full polish with only extremely minor staining. The army officer’s mounts rate excellent, scabbard with most of its original brown paint. Mounts in good condition, handle wrap is tight. A superior example of this LOT - 1498 popular World War II Japanese sword. (B) 60.7cm one piece water tempered suguha hamon. Tang with one mekugi-ana, two character signature. CONDITION: Blade rates excellent in almost full polish with a few minor blemishes. Mounts rate excellent. Tsuba retains most of its original gilding. Wrap slightly soiled but still phenomenal. Scabbard retains nearly all of its original paints and is void of dents. Swords even retains original lieutenant’s knot. A superior piece of Japanese World War II militaria. (C) An unusual World War II wakizashi with 52.5cm blade. Appears to be of one piece oil tempered construction. Crude nakago with one mekugi-ana. Metal scabbard with leather boot. CONDITION: Good overall with no rust, some minor scratches. Leather boot missing catch. Handle is crisp. Sword retains original knot. MZ 1,500 - 2,000

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1499 - A LONG AND VERY ATTRACTIVELY MOUNTED SIGNED SHINTO WAKIZASHI, SIGNED MASA KIO (?). Blade Length: 56.6cm Overall Length: 32 - 1/2”

LOT - 1499 The 56.6cm blade with active choji midare hamon and yakidashi. Ubu nakago with tsuchikae yasuri mae and well cut two character signature, likely authentic. Lovely two piece gold foil habaki. Bushu style tsuba with gold highlights and priest in a forest. Mismatched fuchikashura of shakudo. Good quality horse menuki. Very attractive and high quality kozuka with shakudo nanako and panel featuring a tiger with gold highlights. Handachi style mounted saya with silver kojiri. Horn korikata in extremely attractive gold and black lacquer saya. CONDITION: Blade in almost full polish with one significant kizu in the shinogi ji. Blade itself the ha with mokume hada and no significant shintetsu and most attractive hamon. Scabbard with one significant loss measuring 8cm on edge and one fitting from the handachi mount missing. A very attractive shinto signed wakizashi. MZ 800 - 1,200

1500 - A LOT OF TWO WAKIZASHIS IN SAMURAI KOSHIRAE, THE FIRST WITH UNOKUBI ZUKURI BLADE, THE SECOND WITH HIRA TSUKURAI BLADE. Blade Length: (A) 14” (B) 14 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 23” (B) 22 3/4” Lot consists of (A) Unsigned ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana. 35.5cm blade. Iron fuchikashura appear quite ancient. Wood tsuka with piene menuki glued on. Tsukashi tsuba, possibly bushu LOT - 1500 school. Attractive ribbed red lacquer saya. Iron kozuka with gold bridge scene. Kojiri en suite with fuchiikashira. Iron kurikata en suite with fuchikashira and kojiri. CONDITION: Blade is bright but details of hamon obscured. Appears to be choji midare. Silver plated copper habaki. Blade hada with some shintetsu. (B) 37.5cm blade, a single hi and a suguhai hamon. Suriage nakago with remnants of Bishu Osafune Katsumitsu Saku signature. Three mekugi-ana. Matching chakudo fuchikashira with gold highlights. Shakudo tsuba with a gambowling shishi. Lacquer saya. Shakudo nanako kozuka with indistinct signature, Kani Nobu (?). CONDITION: Blade appears to have had old horimono, now vestigial. Some shintetsu in the shinogi gi. Clean with most details visible. Silver foil habaki. Shishi menuki possibly modern, dark blue tsukamaki, contemporary wrap. Kozuka heavily worn. Saya with damage, appears to have been wrapped with tape. Tsuba in relatively good condition with shakudo and gold highlights. An attractive lot. MZ 800 - 1,200 1501 - LOT OF TWO MOUNTED TANTO. Blade Length: (A) 6 - 3/4” (B) 7 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 17 - 1/2” (B) 11 - 1/4” Lot consists of (A) 17.1cm hira zukuri blade. Appears to be a retemper as temper runs off in several places. Attractive sentoku fuchikashura. Shakudo tsuba. Hosokawa hamon, shakudo menuki. Kozuka with hosokawa hamon en suite with fujikashura. Sekigane kurakata all en suite. Elaborate lacquer scabard with abalone. White silk wrap. Mounts are most attractive and stand on their own as a Japanese work of art. CONDITION: Mounts excellent, blade is in polish but with temper defects as noted. (B) 26.9cm hira zukuri blade. Details of hamon obscured. Nakago appears to be ubu with three recently drilled mekugi-ana. Shakudo nanako fujichashura with gold highlights of horses, other missing. Shakudo nanako tsuba with prunus branches and gold highlights. Scabbard is a modern reproduction. MZ 800 - 1,200 214

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1502 - LOT OF TWO: ONE WAKIZASHI AND ONE TANTO, ONE KOTO AND THE OTHER SHIN-SHINTO, ONE IN SHIRASAYA AND ONE IN KOSHIRAE. Blade Length: (A) 15 - 1/4” (B) 10” Overall Length: (A) 21 - 1/4” (B) 16” Lot consists of (A) Koto wakizashi with 38.8cm blade with ko midare hamon and ubu nakago with one mekugi-ana, two character signature “Mori Nori”. The blade, wide, with itame hada. In shirasaya. CONDITION: Blade LOT - 1502 mostly in polish, nakago with excellent look. Temper is difficult to see towards point on omotae. Microscopic damage to extreme of point. Shirasaya in good condition missing koiguchi. (B) Tanto with 25.6cm blade. Midare hamon with ashi. Hada appears to be mokumei. Nakago is ubu with one mekugi-ana. Shakudo ishimei fuchikashira with gilt bees. Shakudo and gilt menuki with hats. Moko form tsuba with gilt details. Copper habaki. Roiro lacquer scabbard. CONDITION: Blade is clean with one microchip approximately 1 - 1/2” from boshi. Boshi itself with extremely minor mark. No real flaws, tang is clean, shin shinto. String wrapped handle in good condition. Lacquer damage on scabbard. Kozuka missing. An attracitve hira zukuri shinshinto tanto. MZ 800 - 1,200 1503 - LOT OF THREE JAPANESE SWORDS, TWO WAKIZASHI AND ONE TANTO IN SHIRASAYA. Blade Length: (A) 20 - 1/8” (B) 17 - 5/8” (C) 11 - 7/8” Overall Length: (B) 30 - 1/2” (B) 25 - 1/2” (C) 15 - 5/8” Lot consists of (A) 51.3cm shinogi zukuri blade with suguha hamon. Ubu nakago with one mekugi-ana. Spuriously signed Yoshi Nobu. Shakudo fuchikashira with gilt copper highlights. Shishi dog menuki. Gold silk tsukumaki. Pierced iron tsuba. Military type LOT - 1503 scabbard with leather boot. CONDITION: Mounts acceptable, blade is bright but with serious shintetsu and some oxidation. Scratching towards boshi. Scabbard with leather deteriorated. (B) 44.9cm blade. Midare hamon. Nakago signed Izumi Nokami Kanesada with kikumon. Ubu, one mekugi-ana. Plain shaduko with handachi mounts. Mino goto menuki with flowers. Shakudo nanako kozuka with relief tachi and kabuto. Lacquer scabbard with abalone pieces. Missing kurakata. Silver foil habaki. CONDITION: Blade is in fair polish with one flaw in the shinogi. Some old discoloration at boshi. Mino Goto shakudo tsuba with gold highlights. (C) 30.1cm shinogi zukuri tanto with he extending almost through the nakago. Choji midare hamon. Nakago is ubu mumei with one mekugi-ana that was enlarged during an ancient remount. Silver foil habaki. Shirasaya. CONDITION: Blade in fair state of polish with only minor shintetsu and considerable and attractive jinie throughout the hamon. May be worth sending for Shinsa. An interesting lot. MZ 800 - 1,200 1504 - A SHINTO WAKIZASHI ATTRIBUTED BY THE NBTHK TO ECHIZEN KANENORI IN SHIRASAYA WITH GREEN PAPER. Blade Length: 15” Overall Length: 20” The 38cm unokubi zukuri blade with complex ko-choji hamon. Ubu mumei nakago with two mekugi-ana. In shirasaya with sayagaki. CONDITION: Blade is clean but out of polish. Details of hamon visible under incandescent light. Blade has shintetsu throughout. More serious in shinogiji. Copper habaki. An early Shinto wakizashi with green paper from NBTHK. MZ 800 - 1,400

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1505 - A MUMEI SHINTO WAKIZASHI WITH ORIGAMI. Blade Length: 45cm Overall Length: 25” 45cm blade with double hi and ko-choji hamon. Nakago is ubu with one mekugi-ana. Hi extends part way into the nakago. Iron LOT - 1505 soten style tsuba with samurai, copper faces with gilt highlights. Shakudo nanako fuchi kashira chased in relief with samurai at the Oshino bridge. Gilt menuki with arrows, bows, and kabuto. Kozuka with roosters and a priest on a shakudo nanko ground with gilt highlights. Signed kozuka blade. Good lacquer scabbard with wood grain pattern. CONDITION: Blade is in fair state of polish with scratches toward boshi. Some very minor shintetsu and one micro wari in the ha itself. Tsuba has been cleaned. Fuchikashura in good condition. Tsukamaki unravelling at kashura and of more modern origin. Kozuka slightly worn. Lacquer scabbard in fine condition with only minor marks. MZ 600 - 800

1506 - LOT OF TWO: WAKIZASHI AND BONE MOUNTED JAPANESE SWORD. Blade Length: (A) 20 - 1/2” (B) 14 - 7/8” Overall Length: (B) 28 - 1/4” (B) 19 - 1/4” Lot consists of (A) Shinto wakizashi, 52.2cm. Ubu nakago, one mekugi-ana signed Yamato Kuni Norinaga. Iron tsuba cast with coiling dragon. Plain shakudo LOT - 1506 fuchikashira. Sea life menuki. Double silver foil habaki. Black ishemei lacquer scabbard. CONDITION: Blade in moderate state of polish with fukure shintetsu and one hakubore. Midare hamon. (B) Cow bone mounts with 37.7cm untempered blade. Scabbard carved in polychrome with samurai and geisha. MZ 400 - 600

1507 - JAPANESE POLICE SWORD Blade Length: 22” Overall Length: 28” LOT - 1507 Japanese police sword with 22” very slightly curved blade, locking mechanism, fishskin handle with braided brass wire. Metal scabbard with single hanger ring. CONDITION: Blade is out of polish with several dings to edge of blade, particularly towards tip. Some light oxidation to blade. Brass has acquired a pleasing dark patina. Fishskin grip with one major 3/4” x 1/4” area of chipping exposing wood. Scabbard a deep even brown with what appears to be traces of white paint. EW 100 - 200

LOT - 1508 1508 - US NAVY BOARDING PIKE. USN Boarding pike with four-sided spike head and languettes. Termed as the Gilkerson’s War of 1812 Type III. Simple spike was intended to be an effective defensive weapon for thrusting through boarding nets and even in crowded offensive actions were there was often not room to swing a cutting weapon. CONDITION: Good to very good. Wood shaft retains much original olive drab paint with some wear. Iron head with minor overall pitting as would be expected on a naval weapon, but no scaling or deep corrosion. Rivets in place. Slight bend to one languette 2” from the bottom. Some corrosion to wood and small chips and wood losses at the socket and languettes. Slight looseness to head. Some wear at butt. Shaft is good and straight. A good example of the standard pattern in use until after the Civil War. (SR) 350 - 650

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1509 - GEORGE FALCONER & CO HONG KONG U.S. ARMY CHRONOMETER. George Falconer & Co., Hong Kong, Chronometer, no. 8433, with 4” diameter silvered brass dial inscribed “George Falconer & Co / Hong Kong. No 8433/ U.S. Army”. Roman numerals, up/down wind indicator and seconds dial below, gilt spade hour hands, blued steel seconds and indicator hands, screw-fit glazed bezel, brass gimbal and bowl, chain drive fusee movement in a brass-bound, rosewood box with brass carrying handles, missing its upper tier. Box measures 7-1/4” X 7-1/4” and 6-5/8” high and contained within its felt-lined rosewood outer box. CONDITION: Chronometer is in excellent running condition, and includes winding key. (Very Good). 600 - 800 1510 - JOHN GOWAN’S NEW YORK MARITIME CHRONOMETER NO. 266. John Gowan’s, New York, Chronometer Number 266, with 4”, silvered brass dial inscribed “John Gowan’s / New York No 266”. Roman numerals, up/down wind indicator and seconds dial above, gilt spade hour and indicator hands, blued steel seconds, screw-fit glazed bezel, silvered brass gimbal and bowl, chain drive fusee movement. No key present, but appears to be in running order. Contained within a dovetailed rosewood box measuring 7” X 7-1/8” and 6-5/8” high, which is contained within a felt-lined mahogany box of recent construction. CONDITION: Very good. 400 - 600 1511 - C. PLATH HAMBURG MARITIME CHRONOMETER C. Plath Marine Chronometer, Hamburg, no. 9011, with 4”. diameter white dial marked “C.Plath Hamburg / 9011 / Wempe / Chronometerwerke / Hamburg / Made in Germany”, roman numerals, up/down indicator and seconds dial below, blued steel hands, screw-fit glazed bezel, brass and plastic gimbal and bowl, chain drive fusee movement. In a mahogany box with brass carrying handles and beveled glass top, measuring 7-3/8” square. Front of the box displays a plate marked “Chronometerwerke / Wempe Hamburg / No. 9011. CONDITION: Excellent running condition with winding key. Contained within a felt lined plywood box with leather straps. (Excellent). 400 - 600

1512 - LOT OF 9: US NATIONAL GUARD MODEL 1881 CARTRIDGE BELT PLATES. Lot consists of the following Model 1881 brass cartridge belt plates: MASS, RI, Two OHIO, NGP, Plate with blank center, Plate with Model 1872 eagle mounted to the center. These plates are marked with 1881 Mills patent information on their tongues. Included are two NY plates with blank tongues. CONDITION: All are nicely toned and are complete with their keepers. DG (Very Good - Excellent). 400 - 600

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LOT - 1513 1513 - LARGE LOT OF SPURIOUS US MILITARY CAPS AND FLAGS. The following garrison caps have had names added to the sweatbands, while the caps are original we are of the opinion that the names have been added post period. (A) Enlisted Air Force cap with the name “Col. P.W. Tibbets” embossed on the sweatband. (B) Officer’s cap named “I.D. White” on the sweatband, left side with major general’s insignia. (C) Officer’s cap with “L.T. Gerow” embossed on the sweatband, left side with General’s star pinned to it. (D) Officer’s cap with sweatband embossed “G.S. Patton Jr”, left side with three small clutch-back stars. (E) Enlisted cap, sweatband embossed “Gavin, James M”, the left side with two British-made pinback stars. (F) Black US Navy cap embossed on the leather sweatband “W.F. Halsey, Jr”, left side pinned with US Navy officers insignia and 1-1/2” naval aviator’s wing, the right side with a five star Fleet Admiral insignia. (G) Tan US Navy cap inked on the interior “W.F. Halsey”, pinned on the left side are a US Navy officer’s insignia and a 1-1/2” naval aviators wing, on the right side an Admiral’s insignia. Included in the lot are: (H) World War I period yellow piped cap with Captain’s insignia on left side. (I) Grey US Navy officer’s cap with 1-1/2” naval aviator’s wing on the left side and Fleet Admiral insignia on the right side. (J) 1960’s gold-piped cap pinned with a General’s insignia on the left side, accompanying the cap is a letter dated 2002 stating that the cap was donated to the National Vietnam War Museum by General William Westmoreland in 1990. (K) US Army metal vehicle plate, the front with two applied silver metal stars, the reverse spuriously stenciled “Gavin, James M” in white paint. (L) US Army metal vehicle plate, the front with three applied silver metal stars, the reverse spuriously stenciled “Bradley O 0-3307, Headquarters” in white paint. (M) US Army metal vehicle plate with two white stars painted on the front. (N) Reproduction USS Bang “kill” flag, cotton, measuring 27” X 40”. (O) Reproduction USS Besugo “kill” flag, cotton, measuring 27” X 42”. CONDITION: All in very good to excellent condition. DG 400 - 600

1514 - M72 LAW ANTI-TANK ROCKET LAUNCHER DISPLAY BOARD. Caliber/Bore: (All) 66mm After the conclusion of WWII, the U.S. knew it needed to replace its M1 Bazooka. The M1, while sufficient at the time, was cumbersome, and was easily damaged. By researching captured Panzerfaust launchers, the U.S. took both the best of both launchers and designed the M72 LAW (Light Anti-tank Weapon). This board features three of said launchers and includes a 66mm dummy round, a LAW operation manual, and two laminated data sheets going over the specifications of the launcher and rocket. Launchers and rocket are mounted on a piece of thin particle board, surrounded by a wood frame. The center and bottom LAWs retain their canvas sling. CONDITION: All three LAWS show cosmetic handling marks, with wear to the data stickers. Board shows no cracks or splits. Wood border shows minor wear. MW 500 - 1,000

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1515 - LOT OF 6: MILITARY RELATED OBJECTS WITH GENERAL’S NAMES SPURIOUSLY ADDED. Lot consists of: original period objects which have had names spuriously added to enhance their values. (A) Leatherette box containing a Four Star General’s multi-piece wool flag measuring 36” X 62”. The box has had the name “Mark W. Clark” added to its top. (B) Leather toiletries set with the name “Gen. George S. Patton” added to its top. (C) Two reproduction World War I dog tags named “George S. Patton”. (D) OD green metal glasses case containing a pair of eye glasses. The top stamped “Gen O.N. Bradley”. (E) Japanned metal cylindrical case painted on one side “Captain F.W. Benteen 7th Cavalry U.S. Army”. CONDITION: All very good or better. DG 200 - 300

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1516 - WORLD WAR I US UNIFORM, CAMOUFLAGE HELMET, PHOTO ALBUM AND GERMAN SWORD. Lot consists of: (A) US Army wool tunic, wool breeches, cotton leggings and wool puttees. CONDITION: The uniform remains in excellent condition but shows signs of having had its cloth insignia removed. (B) US Model 1917 helmet, retaining its liner and chin strap but missing the wool crown pad. Exterior painted in a black / yellow geometric camouflage pattern. CONDITION: Very good with moderate scattered light rust and wear. (C) Imperial German Dove Head sword with brass guard, ray skin grip with triple wire wrap. Unmarked blade is grey with areas of dark staining and light pitting. Repainted steel scabbard with shallow dents at the drag. CONDITION: Very good. (D) World War I Photo Album with 116 professional quality photographs each measuring 3-3/4” X 5-1/2” or 3-1/4” X 4”. Some highlights include two photographs with planes and pilots that are autographed, General Pershing, Kaiser Wilhelm II, many photos of death and battlefield carnage, a barrage balloon being shot down, along with many other photographs of airplanes, tanks, trench warfare and artillery. CONDITION: Most of the photographs are in excellent condition, the album is unbound and the pages are fragile. Included in the lot is a World War I US Campaign Hat in poor condition. DG 500 - 800

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1517 - ASSORTED M1 HELMETS AND MARINE PITH HELMET. Consists of: (A) Sun helmet stamped in the crown “Helmet, Sun, Rigid, Fibre, DSA 100-1863”. Front displays a black USMC EG&A badge. CONDITION: Excellent showing no wear. (B) Rear seam, swivel bale, M1 steel helmet with liner. CONDITION: Good, interior of the helmet shows rust. Liner displays some breaks. (C) Rear seam, swivel bale, M1 helmet shell, with grey exterior paint and rank insignia attached. CONDITION: Very good. (D) Front seam, fixed bale M1 helmet with Westinghouse liner. CONDITION: Very good, the helmet with a shallow dent on the crown and retaining about 50% original paint. The liner with unpainted exterior, light OD interior webbing complete, leather sweatband dry. (E) Copy of a US campaign hat made in China. Good - Very Good 300 - 400 1518 - LOT OF 3: WORLD WAR II M-5 FLAK HELMET, SWORD HANGER, AND DUMMY ARTILLERY SHELL. Lot consists of: (A) World War II M-5 flak helmet. CONDITION: Helmet is missing interior ear pads and chinstrap. Leather sweatband has mostly separated from liner and a piece has broken off. Helmet shell shows wear and has numerous scratches and scuffs. The helmet is not in the best condition but would make a nice display piece. (B) Baldric device from an officer’s cartridge box for an officer’s full dress, circa 1860’s. The baldric depicts a lion, cast and chased, attached by three brass chains to a shield depicting a Great Seal Eagle that has been attached with pins and is rope bordered. CONDITION: Overall good condition, with some soiling due to age on the reverse and some scratches on both sides. (C) World War II 37MM M16B1 anti-tank dummy shell dated 1943. The shell measures 14 - 1/2” tall and 2 - 5/8” wide at the base. CONDITION: Overall good condition but displays various scratches and scuffs. JD 200 - 300 1519 - BRITISH VICTORIAN FANFARE TRUMPET. Silvered British Fanfare Trumpet measuring 29-1/2” overall, forward tube marked “Barratt”. The bell, central knob and fittings with reposse scrollwork and fluted shafts. CONDITION: Excellent with minor wear to the silver finish. DG 400 - 600

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1520 - LOT OF 3: GERMAN WORLD WAR II M34 FIRE POLICE AND BOTH HEER AND KRIEGSMARINE PITH HELMETS.PITH HELMETS. Lot consists of: (A) Third Reich lightweight Fire Police helmet, (B) German World War II Navy pith helmet, and (C) German World War II Heer pith helmet. (A) Third Reich double decal M34 helmet which appears to be unmarked. Shell exterior retains 60-65% of its original black paint with freckling and patina overall, with some areas harshly cleaned. The interior retains approximately LOT - 1520 75% of its black paint, with freckling, dust, and dirt. Original dark brown unmarked liner and head pad are present, with moderate to heavy wear, age and staining. Remnants of the drawstring are present. Pebbled black leather chinstrap is present with moderate wear, cracking, and with freckled fittings. Police decals rates 65-70% remaining, party decals rate 85-90%. CONDITION: Overall very good. (B) Kriegsmarine pith helmet with the less common variant of double shields. Helmet is constructed of a heavy tan cotton material with light wear and damage, with the entire top being crushed with a damaged core. A green cotton lining covers the interior and only exhibits light staining. Leather liner band is buckled. Helmet trim is a light brown leather with moderate wear and damage. Brown leather chinstrap with brass fittings is attached with light wear. Both the national colors and Kriegsmarine are the less common type, are originally attached, and retain approximately 95% of their painted finish. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. (C) Unissued Heer pith helmet constructed in an olive felt with light wear, staining, and several crushed areas (moderately over national colors, and two light ones on rear top). A green cotton lining covers the interior and only exhibits light staining. Center is in an undamaged red felt. Leather liner band is in tan leather and undamaged. Helmet trim is an olive leather with light wear and damage. Green leather chinstrap with is attached with light wear, and freckled steel fittings. Both the national colors and Heer aluminum emblems are originally attached, with the Heer one being bent with a missing prong from being crushed. Both retain 90-95% of their painted finish. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. WZ 600 - 900

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LOT - 1521 1521 - BRITISH BLACK WATCH BUSBY AND FRENCH KEPI. Lot consists of: (A) British busby of recent manufacture, standing 12-1/2” high with wool checkerboard pattern band, red pom pom and triple tail. (B) French kepi with black wool body, gold bullion flaming bomb insignia, gold quadrefoil trim on the crown. Interior lined with blue satin, leather sweatband. CONDITION: Both in excellent condition. Excellent 200 - 300 1522 - LARGE LOT: BRITISH AND CANADIAN UNIFORMS AND ACCOUTREMENTS. Lot consists of: Framed group of five helmet badges and one cap badge, the helmet badges read “The Yorkshire Light Infantry”, “Shropshire”, Durham”, “Somersetshire”, “Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry” and “Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire”; RCMP red tunic complete with collar insignia, shoulder titles and bullion sleeve insignia; Welsh Guards Lieutenant Colonel’s red tunic, complete with gold aiguillette, shoulder straps display bullion rank insignia and metal “EIIR” insignia, pinned to the chest is a miniature medal bar with World War I and World War II service medals; Pair red trousers with bullion tape on the cuffs; Two pairs black wool trousers with red stripes on the outer seams; Pair RCMP black trousers dated 1992; Red and gold belt / sash; Brown leather “Sam Brown” belt, Pair brown leather high boots. CONDITION: The tunics show areas of light mothing, trousers show moderate mothing and wear, remainder in very good condition. DG 700 - 900

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LOT - 1522 1523 - LARGE LOT: VARIOUS PIECES OF US MILITARY RELATED EPHEMERA. Lot contains: (A) Photograph measuring 4-7/8” X 7” of General Omar Bradley, and signed by him in the lower margin. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) Framed, 7” X 9” sight size, photograph of General Omar Bradley, inscribed and signed on lower right. CONDITION: Excellent. (C) Letter and envelope written to General George Custer dated April 20, 1868 from “Brooks Brothers Clothing House”, pertaining to the details in the tailoring of a jacket. CONDITION: Excellent, save for the envelope which has had its LOT - 1523 stamp torn off. (D) Wood block print measuring 8-1/4” X 19-3/4” depicting General Joseph Stilwell, titled “Uncle Joe And His Dead End Kids 1943”, and signed by numerous members of his staff. CONDITION: Excellent. (E) Archive of paperwork relating to the Destroyer USS Waldon during World War II, including, maps, a roster, clippings, documents and newspapers printed shipboard. CONDITION: Very good. DG 600 - 800

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1524 - LOT OF 9: WORLD WAR II US ARMY AIR FORCE NAVIGATION INSTRUMENTS AND MANUALS. Lot consists of: (A) AF US Army Type D-12 Compass. The US Army Air Force Type D-12 Direct Reading Aperiodic Compass was used at the navigators station across many US World War II aircraft, including heavy bombers B-17, B-24, B-29, medium bombers B-25 and B-26, and transports C-46, C-47, and C-54. Made by Bendix, part number 1832-1-A. CONDITION: Excellent and appears to be functioning. (B) US Navy Mark IV, Model 1 Bearing Bar dated 1943. CONDITION: Excellent, contained within its original wood case and cardboard boxes. (C) USAAF Type HH-1 Tangent Scales for automatic bombing computer, contained within their original wood box. CONDITION: Box shows edge wear and contents not complete. (D) USAAF Type A-10A Aircraft Sextant in its original wooden case with mounting hook and battery-power accessory for nighttime illumination used LOT - 1524 for celestial navigation. Used across many versions of US Army Air Force aircraft with navigator crew during the era. The sextant would be suspended from the plexiglass astrodome in the ceiling of the aircraft while the navigator sighted select stars, plotting its change in location with the timed plotting mechanism to determine aircraft course. CONDITION: Instrument and wood case show moderate wear. (E) US Army CF-8 Stereoscope contained within its original leather pouch. CONDITION. Excellent. (F) US Army Engineers Compass. CONDITION: Functioning, but missing its sighting bar. (G) B-29 Training Manual dated March 1945, 224 pages, heavily illustrated. CONDITION: Very good with moderate spine and cover wear. (H) USAAF Bombardiers Information File dated March 1945, heavily illustrated. CONDITION: Good with worn and stained covers, first page detached. (I) Wood Case for Colt’s Field Signal Lantern. Box contains accessories but is missing the lantern. CONDITION: Very good with moderate wear to the painted surface. DG (Very Good - Excellent). 800 - 1,200

1525 - LOT OF 2: CAPS WORN BY ADMIRAL WILLIAM HALSEY AND GENERAL BREHON SOMERVELL. Lot consists of: (A) Khaki ball cap with sterling Admiral’s rank insignia pinned to the front, leather sweatband inked “W. Halsey Jr”, a pair of built-in sunglasses mounted under the brim. Accompanying the cap is a 4” X 6” notecard dated June 1957 written by Halsey in blue pen, reading: “Dear Ken, Please excuse my shakeness (sic) but I have had two attacks - anyway I located this ball cap which I wore at the battle of Leyte Gulf in October of 1944. As you requested I have put this down on this card for you. I lost your small card. My Best (signed) WF Halsey, F Adm, (Ret).” CONDITION: Cap is in very good condition with the exception of the sunglasses which are broken. Notecard displays old tape residue. (B) Green wool visor cap with interior label reading “Berkshire Deluxe”, and card mounted in the lining sleeve reading “Brehon Somervell GEN”. Accompanying the cap is a Soldiers Relief Fund card reading “Donated By GEN. Brehon B. Somervell and (signed) Brehon B. Somervell”. CONDITION: Cap is in very good condition displaying a few areas of moth tracking. Also included is an August 15, 1945 issue of Stars And Stripes reporting the end of the war. DG 1,200 - 1,600

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LOT - 1526 1526 - LOT OF 5: REPRODUCTION MACARTHUR CAPS. Lot consists of: (A) Three reproduction khaki visor caps with gold bullion embroidered oak leaves on their visors and bands, and gold embroidered eagles on their peaks. One cap interior is labeled “Lancaster Brand”, two are unmarked. (B) Original World War II period garrison cap with gold trim. The interior with a spurious typed label reading “D MacArthur” and leather sweatband stamped with the initials “DM”, we are of the opinion that these markings have been added post period. The left side displays a pinback five star General’s insignia. (C) World War II period khaki officer’s visor cap with unmarked interior. CONDITION: All are very good to excellent. DG (Very Good - Excellent). 400 - 600 1527 - NECK CLAMP AND BALL & CHAINS. Lot consists of: (A) One iron neck clamp, (B) one larger ball and chain, and (C) one smaller ball and chain. (A) The neck clamp is made of iron, which shows old rust and patina throughout. The hinge of the clamp no longer moves, and is stuck in an open position. CONDITION: Very good. (B) The larger ball and chain is made of iron with old, dark rust and patina throughout. The leg shackle no longer functions, and is rusted LOT - 1527 in the closed position. The chain is approximately 44” in length, with the ball weighing approximately 30 lbs. CONDITION: Very good. (C) The smaller ball and chain is made of iron with old, dark rust and patina throughout. The leg shackle no longer functions, and is rusted in the closed position. The chain is approximately 60” in length, and the ball weighs approximately 20 lbs. CONDITION: Very good. D.W. 600 - 1,000 1528 - LARGE LOT OF SILVER ACCOUTREMENTS INCLUDING A SPORRAN, BALDRIC, VARIOUS PIECES OF SILVERWARE INCLUDING A SPOON FROM JACOB HURD, AND A CONTEMPORARY HORN. Lot consists of: (A) Sporran with silver cantle engraved with acanthus leaves, triple ball finial, and double stamped on back “H. Morrison”. Morrison is recorded as being a hatter in Glasgow in 1866. Horse hair covering, three tassels with tin coverings. Red Moroccan leather pouch. CONDITION: Good. Some of the horsehair is gone with age and revealing the backing. Tin has some traces of silver plating. Pouch is complete but torn at right side and at loop for leather strap with some crazing. (B) Quillwork baldrick, probably Scottish, with leather backing and red Moroccan leather interior. Central design of a stylized lion, other designs of florals. Brass clasp. Museum number “2199” on backing in white paint. CONDITION: Good. Some losses where clasp fastens to leather, LOT - 1528 crazing along backing. Quillwork has some minor missing pieces but does not detract from overall. (C) Dagger with blade that is triangular in cross section with engraved quillions and a wooden handle decorated with silver stars and strands of wire. Pommel depicts a thistle ball. Wooden sheath with silver throat and drag. Throat engraved with a sun with a face inside of a triangle with stars at three points. CONDITION: Good. Overall age staining and one strand of wire is missing from the grip, a few others are loose. (D) Flame bladed dagger with floral designs on blade and intertwining ribbons reading “Made & Mounted By John Moseley & Sons London In Goodyear’s Patent Protean”. Right side of ricasso marked “Moseley / & Son”. Lightly engraved brass quillion and ferrule. Gutta percha bird of prey and sheath with brass drag and throat with single stud. Sheath with floral designs in gutta percha. CONDITION: Very good, with no cracks or chips to the gutta percha. Brass as pleasing deep yellow patina with some gilding visible in protected areas. Qullion loose. (E) Colonial era silverware set in leather carrier comprising of a two tine fork enclosed in a tapered cylinder with punch dot designs and a solder seam, a two tine fork with thistle engraving and thistles on handle, a knife with thistle engraving and hallmarked with a key and thistles on handle, and a spoon with a Jacob Hurd silver hallmark on stem. “ET” engraved in rear of the stem towards top. CONDITION: Very good, with some minor tarnishing and evidence of use. Some of the stars on handles are loose or chipped, and there are few minor spots of oxidation. Leather is chipped and crazed but complete with tight stitching. (F) Contemporary Scottish horn with citrine mounted to base. CONDITION: Very good, complete, showing some light evidence of use. EW 2,000 - 4,000

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LOT - 1530 1529 - LOT OF 2: WAGON AND KEG STYLE CANTEENS. Lot consists of: two early nineteenth century American canteens. (A) Large iron banded wood canteen, 10” diameter, 5” width. Two sling brackets with large openings for a rope. Typical of large canteens stored in wagons. CONDITION: Very good. Shrinkage gaps to heavy slats as is natural. Raised edge around bunghole slat about half there, the remainder chipped off in old damage. Some age roughness to iron bands. Overall aged, light brown tone. (B) Keg style. Lathe turned ends with incised lines. Long slats secured by four rivet-fastened iron bands. 7-1/4” long; 4” diameter at ends, about 5” at midpoint exclusive of raised bung. CONDITION: Very good. Stopper missing. Holes drilled through raised bung block for carrying handles now missing. Good surface to blackened iron bands. Good color to wood. Minor surface scrapes and dings. A nice pair of American canteens showing honest period use. (SR) 300 - 500 1530 - CARD AUTOGRAPHED BY RENE GAGNON, IWO JIMA FLAG RAISER. Card measuring 4-1/2” X 6” displaying a 50 star American flag, signed in ink at the bottom “Rene A Gagnon”. Included are: A ticket stub to an Essex County (MA) Marine Corps League dinner honoring Rene Gagnon, dated May 29, 1970: First Day cover depicting the flag raising on Iwo Jima, dated July 11, 1945: Two Marine Corps patches: Note stating that the autograph was given at the May 29, 1970. René Gagnon (1925-1979) was a US Marine Corps corporal and one of the six soldiers who raised the second flag in Iwo Jima atop Mount Suribachi, famously captured in the iconic image Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. Born in New Hampshire, Gagnon worked in a textile mill before joining the Marine Corps Reserve in 1943. Gagnon and Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Marines landed on Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945, and climbed Mount Suribachi four days later. The Company was to raise an American flag once the crest was captured. Two hours after the initial flag was installed, the men decided to erect a larger flag, one that would be more easily visible from the beaches. Sergeant Michael Strank, Corporal Harlon Block, Private First Class Franklin Sousley, and Corporals Rene Gagnon, Ira Hayes, and Harold Schultz assisted in the raising of the flag, and the moment was immortalized in the black and white photograph taken by AP combat photographer Joe Rosenthal. This image was later used to create the Marine Corps War Memorial that was dedicated at Arlington Ridge Park. Gagnon later visited the site on Mount Suribachi on February 19, 1965, accompanied by his wife and son. CONDITION: Excellent. (Excellent). 800 - 1,200 1531 - CHILD’S WESTERN TERRITORIAL STYLE SADDLE. 1930’s - 1940’s child’s Wyoming/ Montana territorial style saddle. 11” half seat, double rigged with square skirt. Exposed rawhide covered tree with solidly stitched leather covering underneath. High back cantle with tooled border. Stirrups and original fenders are present and solidly attached. CONDITION: Good overall. BM 200 - 350 1532 - BARON VON RICHTHOFEN’S REPRINTED AUTOBIOGRAPHY COVER ORIGINAL ARTWORK. Original artwork used for the LOT - 1532 LOT - 1531 front and back of Baron von Richthofen’s 1980 reprinted autobiography. Baron von Richhofen “the Red Baron” wrote his autobiography in 1917. In 1969 noted von Richthofen expert translated the work into English, and Stanley M. Ulanoff was the work’s editor. in 1980 “Aero Publishing, Inc” reprinted the 1969 translation and used different covers. Uwe Feist, a well-known author, expert, and artist on German World War II weapons and equipment was commissioned in 1980 to paint the artwork used on the cover and back of the reprinted book. This is the original artwork signed and dated by Uwe Feist in 1980. The overall size is 26” x 18”, which includes the left 12” representing the back cover, and the right 14” representing the front cover. CONDITION: Near mint. WZ Near Mint 400 - 800

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1533 - SILVER AND GOLD PRESENTATION MEDALLION COMMEMORATING PRINZREGENT LUITPOLD VON BAYERN’S LIFE. Silver and gold oval presentation medallion commemorating Prinzregent Luitpold von Bayern’s (1821-1912) life. The Prinzregent served as Bavaria’s defacto King from 1886 (to 1912) when Ludwig II was deposed. This medallion measures 2” x 1”. The frame and backing are made from yellow gold, and the center from silver. Four hand-cut rubies are positioned around the frame, with two sapphires, and a seed pearl on the hangar. Hanging from the bottom is a elongated BIWA pearl. Inscribed on the reverse is information about Prinzregent Luitpold with his birth and death information. These medallions were created by Professor von Hildebrand and given out by the Wittelsbach family. CONDITION: Excellent. WZ Excellent 1,200 - 2,000 1534 - SILVER PRESENTATION MEDALLION COMMEMORATING PRINZREGENT LUITPOLD VON BAYERN’S LIFE. Silver oval presentation medallion commemorating Prinzregent Luitpold von Bayern’s (1821-1912) life. The Prinzregent served as Bavaria’s defacto King from 1886 (to 1912) when Ludwig II was deposed. This pendant measures 1-1/2” x 1”. The entire medallion is made from silver. Inscribed on the reverse is information about Prinzregent Luitpold with his birth and death information. These pendants were created by Professor von Hildebrand and given out by the Wittelsbach family. CONDITION: Excellent. WZ 500 - 1,000

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1535 - LOT OF 2: UTAH INDIAN WAR MEDAL ISSUED TO RETURN JACKSON REDDEN, MORMON PIONEER AND BODYGUARD TO JOSEPH SMITH. Lot consists of: (A) Utah Indian War Veteran Medal, reverse marked “Presented By The State of Utah To “ and stamped “Return Jackson Redden”. Return Jackson Redden (1817-1891) reportedly was the first of the advance party of Mormon pioneers to view the Great Salt Lake Valley on July 23rd, 1847. Born in Portage County Ohio in 1817, Return Jackson became interested in the Mormon religion in 1843 and shortly afterwards was baptized a member in the Ohio River. He moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, where he was closely associated with the Prophet Joseph Smith, serving as one of his body guards, until Smith was killed in June 1844. Forced out of Nauvoo in February 1846, ending up at the encampment known as Winter Quarters at North Omaha Nebraska. While at Winter Quarters, Return Jackson was asked to be in Brigham Young’s Vanguard Company. He staked and laid out the overland route from Salt Lake City to California, served in the Black Hawk Wars, was the Justice of the Peace for Tooele and Summit Counties Utah and served as a U.S. Deputy Marshal. (B) Utah Indian Wars Veterans’ Association Ribbon. CONDITION: Both medal and ribbon are in excellent condition. (Excellent). 2,500 - 3,000

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1536 - LARGE LOT OF 19TH AND EARLY 20TH CENTURY US ARMY CAVALRY INSIGNIA AND PHOTOGRAPHS. Lot consists of: (A) Set of late Indian Wars to Spanish American War era cavalry captain’s bullion shoulder straps in original japanned tin box. (B) Set Civil War to Indian Wars cavalry lieutenant’s false embroidered shoulder straps. (C) Set of Indian Wars cavalry captain’s bullion shoulder straps. (D) Set of Civil War to Indian Wars period Smith’s patent cavalry captain’s shoulder straps. (E) Set of 1902 period cavalry major’s bullion shoulder straps. (F) Unnumbered US Indian Wars Service Medal with wrap brooch. (G) Two pairs of buff leather cavalry gauntlets. (H) One pair white cloth dress LOT - 1536 gloves. (I) Framed and mounted M1872 dress helmet eagle plate. (J) Riker mount display of M1902 U.S. Cavalry white stable coat chevrons and 7th Cavalry visor hat insignia. (K) 16 chevrons of various ranks and branches (Cavalry, Artillery, Ordnance, and Quartermaster Corps. L) Circa 1916 photograph measuring 4-3/4” X 6-3/4” of Sgt Maj Gilbert Roos, Troop “K” 7th US Cavalry. Sgt Maj Roos is pictured mounted wearing his tropical/summer uniform for his expedition into Mexico pursuing Pancho Villa during the Punitive Expedition. M) Framed photograph measuring 7-1/2” X 9-1/4” of two mounted enlisted cavalry troopers taken at Camp Cuba Libre, Florida, in August 1898. This image shows a side profile view of the troopers with their Krag carbines, wool campaign shirts, and campaign hats. N) Framed photograph measuring 7” X 12-1/2” of two companies of Indian Wars era US Cavalry troopers on the western frontier. Clearly seen are their horsehair plumed helmets, swallow-tailed guidons and swords. O) Framed contemporary print of Span-Am era trooper lying on the ground next to his horse. P) Pillow cover executed with yellow felt letters and numbers on a blue background, reading: “7TH U.S. CAV. 1918 FORT BLISS TEX” with crossed cavalry swallow-tailed guidon and US flag. Q) Framed panoramic sepia toned image of Camp Fort Bliss, El Paso Texas, 1917, home of the 7th Cavalry. Photographers stamp in lower corner reads: J.U. MEDLEY & I. SHULMAN - PHOTOGRAPHERS El PASO TX. R) Framed panoramic photo of the 7th Cavalry Regiment in campaign uniforms. This image has great clarity and is a wonderful uniform study of the Inter-War period. Image title reads: 7TH U.S CAVALRY, FT. BLISS, TEXAS, AUG. 1929, LT. COL. CHAS, McH.EBY, COM’D’G. Photgrapher’s mark to right corner: E.O. GOLDBERG PHOTO, NATIONAL PHOTO AND NEWS SERVICE, SAN ANTONIO, TEX. S) Framed panoramic photo of the 6th US Cavalry Regiment mounted with guidons. COPYRIGHTED 1914 BY MELODY AND BLANDORF, TEXAS CITY, TEXAS. T) Framed panoramic photo of the Bugler’s Training School, Camp Custer, Mich. Oct., 1st 1918. FUNK BROTHERS, Battle Creek, Mich. CONDITION: Generally very good - excellent, one set of leather gauntlets show wear and losses and the pillow cover is lightly faded. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. (Excellent.) 1,500 - 2,500

1537 - LOT OF 3: INDIAN WARS VETERANS MEDALS. Consists of: (A) National Indian War Veterans medal, ribbon marked “ General Thomas M. Anderson Camp No. 33, Portland Oregon. CONDITION: Excellent condition on its original manufacturers card and within its St. Louis Button Co. envelope. (B) National Indian War Veterans medal, ribbon marked “Winners Of The West, Camp No 1, St Louis Mo.” CONDITION: Very good condition, ribbon exhibits moderate wear. (C) National Indian War Veterans Badge measuring 3/4”, screw back. CONDITION: Excellent. 800 - 1,200 1538 - INCREDIBLE GOLD MEDAL PRESENTED TO NYPD MEMBER EDWARD ARMSTRONG FOR HEROIC SERVICE IN 1895. Medal presented by “The World” newspaper, top bar engraved “Edward J. Armstrong”, and engraved on the reverse “May 10 / Edward J. Armstrong / New York Police Department / One of twelve selected for / Heroic Service / Performed during the past year / Presented by / The World / in honor of its twelfth anniversary / 1895”. Obverse with relief images of The Statue Of Liberty and the sun, and in relief “Public Service / The World / 1883 { May 10 } 1895”. Measures 4-1/2” overall excluding the blue silk ribbon. The medal tests as 25 pennyweight of 10K gold. CONDITION: Excellent. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 1541 1539 - LOT OF 5: UNION EX-PRISONERS OF WAR MEDALS AND RIBBON. Consists of: (A) 1899 33rd GAR National Encampment Medal issued to Union Ex-Prisoners of War. CONDITION: Excellent showing minor wear only. (B) Boston 1904 GAR Medal, ribbon marked “Ex P of W”. CONDITION: Very good with wear to the ribbon. (C) Boston 1917 GAR National Encampment Medal, ribbon marked “ Union Ex-Prisoners of War”. CONDITION: Very good with lightly soiled ribbon. (D) Indianapolis 1920 GAR National Encampment Medal with ribbon reading “Nat’l Ass’n Union Ex-Prisoners of War. CONDITION: Very good with wear to the ribbon. (E) Delegate N.J. Association Union Ex-Prisoners Of War Reunion ribbon. CONDITION: Very good with minor soiling. (Very Good - Excellent). 700 - 900 1540 - 14 KARAT GOLD PRESENTATION BELT BUCKLE CIRCA 1880. Beautiful solid gold buckle that measures 1-1/2 x 2-1/2” and features Lady Liberty and Justice, stamped Union, with Eagle, shield and cannon. CONDITION: Near mint with no presentation. Weighs 10.7 pennyweight. 750 - 1,250

1541 - LOT OF 7: GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMBANDS AND SPORT SHIRT EMBLEM. Lot consists of: (A) One RLB Officer’s Armband. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) One wool NSDAP Armband with minor soiling to the white swastika disc and two light moth nips. CONDITION: Very good. (C) One two-piece Hitler Youth Armband with original paper RZM Tag inside. Minor soiling throughout. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. (D) One three-piece Hitler Youth Armband made of cotton twill. Minor soiling throughout. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. (E) One two-piece Hitler Youth Armband with original paper RZM tag inside. Moderate soling throughout. CONDITION: Good to very good. (F) One NSDAP “Kreisleiter” Political Leader Armband with paper RZM tag and black ink arrow, indicating the direction the armband would have needed to be attached to the tunic. Scattered moth nips and soiling throughout. Armband is unsewn on the reverse. Glue remnants behind swastika. CONDITION: Very good. (G) Police Sport Shirt Emblem with mild soiling. CONDITION: Very good. D.W. 600 - 900

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1542 - GERMAN WORLD WAR II M43 HEER HBT FIELD TUNIC. The German World War II M43 Heer HBT Field Tunic is made of a green dyed Herringbone Twill fabric, which appears to be completely unworn. A few minor thread pulls, or snags, can be observed in random areas. Both Bevo style collar tabs are present and appear to be originally attahed to the tunic. There is an earlier pattern Heer Bevo Eagle attached to the upper right breast area on the tunic, by means of hand stitching. The tunic’s breast eagle has definitely been reapplied. An original, but added post war, EK2 ribbon is hand sewn through the second button hole. All six of the tunic’s front closure buttons are intact and retain nearly 100% of their original green paint. All four of the pocket closure buttons are present and also retain nearly 100% of their original green paint. Shoulder strap bridles and buttons are present on the tunic’s shoulder areas with no damage. The interior of the tunic is partially lined with a rayon, or artificial silk. All belt hook adjustment straps are present and without damage. All four pressed paper buttons, used for the adding of a collar liner, are present and appear untouched. A faint maker mark can be seen on the medical pouch and reads “Weinken & Co”. Further up, faint size stamps can be seen in a faint blue ink. A stamp or some type of writing near the left side adjustment strap has been lined out. CONDITION: Overall excellent to excellent+. D.W. 500 - 800

LOT - 1543 1543 - LARGE LOT OF WORLD WAR I - VIETNAM MEDALS. Very large lot of American military medals and insignia consisting of: Medals in titled cases: Air Medal, with full wrap brooch, engraved on the reverse “For Exceptionally Meritorious Achievement L. E. Venderwilt”: Purple Heart with slot brooch, named on the reverse “John Sobel”: Purple Heart, slot brooch, unnamed: Purple Heart, slot brooch, named on the reverse “William A. Dyke”: Legion of Merit, full wrap brooch numbered “3878”, named on the reverse “Donald P. Rinque”: three Bronze Stars with slot brooches and Distinguished Service Cross with crimp brooch. The following medals are boxed: two American Theater Campaign medals: World War I Victory Medal: Vietnam Service medal: Good Conduct: Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal: Asiatic - Pacific Theater Medal: World War I Army of Occupation Medal in box dated 1945: Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal: Selective Service Medal. Included is a mounted medal group consisting of: American Campaign, European African Middle Eastern Campaign, American Campaign, Navy Occupation Service and American Defense. Uncased medals include: Numbered, slot brooch Silver Star: Purple Heart with slot brooch: Two Slot Brooch Bronze Star Medals: Five-bar World War I Victory Medal: Four World War II Victory Medals: Four Army Of Occupation medals: Two Sterling Glider Troop Wings - one missing its pin. Three Sterling Paratrooper Wings. Included in the lot are a large number of slot brooch and crimp brooch American medals: Sterling general’s stars: American cloth and metal insignia - some marked “Sterling”. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 1,000 - 1,400 228

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1544 - LOT OF WORLD WAR I BRITISH MEDALS, AMERICAN MEDALS AND OSS DOG TAGS. Consists of: (A) US Army Distinguished Service Cross, Robbins contract, slot brooch, officially named on the reverse “Russel E. Laford”. Purple Heart, slot brooch, officially named on the reverse Russell E. Laford. Officially re-issued pair, original pair was misspelled. Private Russell E LaFord received the Distinguished Service Cross while serving with Company K, 108th Infantry, 27th Division, A.E.F., east of Ronssoy, France, 29 September 1918. CONDITION: Excellent showing no wear. (B) British World War I Service Medal Trio, 1914-1915 Star, 1914-1918 Service Medal and Victory Medal. All officially named “12576 PTE E.W. STANDEN R.A.M.C.”, and contained within their original custom made velvet-lined leather-covered case. Included is a World War I British Medical Corps shoulder flash, boxed British Red Cross Society For War Service 1914-1918 medal, the book “A Short History of The Royal Army Medical Corps” printed in 1929 and a photo postcard showing Private Standen. CONDITION: Very good with ribbons showing minor soiling, box with edge and surface wear, Red Cross medal box with broken sides, book with moderate wear. (C) Two pairs of dog tags purported to be members of the OSS. This is a very unique pair of United States Army dog tags from World War II of enlisted men whose next-of-kin is Baroness Maria Reitzes. The two tags are for Franz Taussig and Octavio Alvarez. Even with the names being completely different, the tags show the same serial number. It’s very odd because the serial number traces to Octavio Alvarez. He was a non-US citizen when he joined the Army and he was an artist with four years of college living in New York City. The Baroness Marie Reitzes von Marienwert was born in Austria in 1892 and was a frequent world traveler based in New York with a Lichtenstein passport. One set reads “Franz H Taussig, 32294569 T-42, Maria Reitzes, Savoy Plaza Hotel, New York, N.Y.”, the second set reads “Octavio J Alvarez, 32294569 T-42, Baroness M Reitzes, Savoy Plaza Hotel, New York, N.Y.” CONDITION: Very good showing minor wear. (Very Good - Excellent). 900 - 1,200

1545 - WORLD WAR II TO VIETNAM MEDAL GROUPING OF COLONEL WILLIAM POLTROCK USAF. Framed medal and insignia grouping identified to Colonel William Poltrock. Medals include Officer of the Legion of Merit, Bronze star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation, Army Good Conduct, American Defense, American Campaign, World War II Victory, Army of Occupation, American Defense and Air Force Reserve. Framed with the medals are single rank insignia, each with date of promotion engraved on small plaques and mounted under each piece. Also mounted in the frame is a small plaque, on which is engraved “Presented To William K Poltrock, By HQ 22 AF Logistics”. CONDITION: All in excellent condition. Excellent 600 - 800

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LOT - 1546 1546 - LOT OF CAPTAIN BLACKWELL O. HOLMES MEMORABILIA WITH PHOTO SIGNED BY PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH. Lot consists of: Show case with engraved brass plate mounted on the front reading “Captain Blackwell O. Holmes US Navy Reserve 1942-1945, 1954-1960”, containing a tri-folded American flag and mounted medal group consisting of: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Naval Reserve Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and World War Two Victory Medal. Included in the case are ribbon bars representing 14 medals: Loose medals include, Military Merit, Armed Forces Reserve, American Campaign and UN Korean Service medal: U.S. Naval Aviator certificate dated 14th May, 1943: Photograph of the members of Torpedo Squadron 153, inscribed on the front “To B. O. Holmes From Memory Lane, 41 years ago, with warm best wishes, (signed) George Bush”. Photograph measures 13-3/4” X 19-1/2”, mounted on the reverse is a roster of Torpedo Squadron 153. At the completion of World War Two, George Bush commanded Torpedo Squadron 153 at Naval Air Station, Grosse Ile, Michigan. Included are: Two large format photographs of fighter planes in flight: Certificate of Retirement from the US Navy dated 1981: Polymer statuette of an American sailor and small airplane encased in plastic. Commemorative photograph of the USS Ommaney Bay: 16” plaque mounted with Naval Aviators wings. CONDITION: Very good, the framed photograph signed by President Bush shows a stain on the lower left. 500 - 800

1547 - LOT OF 3: 14K 1966 USMC DISTINGUISHED MARKSMAN BADGE, 14K 1902 UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP REVOLVER MEDAL. Lot consists of: (A) US Marine Corps Distinguished Marksman Badge, reverse engraved “SSGT GERALD B. WALLIS USMC 1966” and “14K”. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) Military Revolver Championship Medal, the planchet with enameled shield beneath a spread wing eagle, ribband reading “U.S. R.A. 02”, “Championship” top bar. Reverse engraved “Military Revolver Championship of the United States Won By Reginald H Layre , Score 579, Sept 1902” and maker marked “Rob Stoll. NY 14K”. Contained within its original case maker marked under the lid “Robert Stoll Medals & Badges 12-16 John St. N.Y.” CONDITION: Medal is excellent, case shows moderate wear. (C) New York National Guard Medal, the front with red and white enamel and New York crest. Reverse engraved “ B.G. Avery Delano Andrews January 1, 1900”. Bow shaped top bar with enameled corners and “Excelsior”. Missing its ribbon. Contained within its original fitted case. CONDITION: Planchet shows enamel cracks and losses, case with wear to its finish. Total 14K yellow gold weight is 45 DWT. DG 1,500 - 2,500

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1548 - PRESENTATION GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC MEDAL, 14K GOLD AND DIAMONDS. Enameled 14K gold medal with diamonds, marked in the center GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC / 1861VETERAN-1866, engraved on the back “Presented to / D. Lloyd Jones / Department Commander / Wisconsin Department / Grand Army Of The Republic / By Members Of His Staff / Eau Claire / Wis / May 20, 1897”. A major general’s bar with two diamonds, supporting a silver badger draped with gold riband with enamel “Forward”, which, in turn, supports a white enameled arrow, 4-3/4” high overall. Original pink silk ribbon with American flag. CONDITION: Excellent with perfect enamels. DG (Excellent). 2,000 - 3,000 1549 - LOT OF 3: ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND ROYAL ARTILLERY SWEETHEART PIN. Lot consists of: (A) Commander of the Most Excellent Order Of The British Empire. In silver gilt with red and light blue enamels, measuring 2-1/2” (w) x 3-1/4” (h), on its original full-length neck ribbon, extremely fine. In its hardshell case of issue, pebbled exterior, marked LOT - 1548 “C.B.E. MILy” on the lid, maker marked “ DS&S.” on the inside lid, raised platform with recessed medal bed. Accompanied by a 2-3/4” x 5-1/2” card entitled “Instructions as to wearing insignia”. CONDITION: Medal excellent with perfect enamels, case with minor rubbing. (B) British Royal Artillery Sweetheart Brooch measuring 1-1/8” X 1-5/8”, contained within a fitted case marked “Jeweler / Wm Finlay / Bishop Auckland”. CONDITION: Excellent. (C) Cased silver / enamels Crown, Scepter and Orb, the mace measuring 2-1/2” overall. Contained within a fitted velvet case. CONDITION: Set is in excellent condition, case shows considerable wear to the velvet. DG 400 - 800 1550 - IDENTIFIED CONFEDERATE ROSS-DREW FLOYD RIFLES MEDAL. Pin back medal in three sections. Top section reads “Floyd Rifles” in banner with elaborate designs. Attached to second section which reads “THE / ROSS-DREW / MEDAL” with crossed guns and elaborate designs en suite with topmost section. Third section is the full medal, inscribed around circumference “PRESENTED 2D GEORGIA BATTN JULY - 3 - 9 (?)”, “WON MAY 1 - 1891 ‘92 ‘93 BY PRIVATE C.B. DREW.” Reverse inscribed “Presented by / Honl. Member / Chas L. Ross / The Company controls this Badge until won by the same Marksman in Three Consecutive Annual Contests.” Charles L. Ross is a known member of Company C of the 2nd Georgia Batallion, known as the Floyd Rifles. Charles Ross was known to have seen action at Gettysburg, but research does not indicate precisely for what reason this medal was created. An 1879 book for the Floyd Rifles indicates that there were presentation exercises for the presentation of the Medal, but locating a copy of the book has been extremely difficult. In the June 2018 Morphy Edged Weapons and Militaria Sale, another Medal was sold that references the Floyd Rifles and was given to C.B. Drew for returning “The Gettysburg Medal” in 1893. Given the dating of the present medal and the inscription, this appears to be the medal that Drew returned. CONDITION: Very good for its age, with some age patination. Right side claw on the medal has detached from its soldering point, but has done so cleanly. Legends are legible, but somewhat soft in a few corners. EW 2,000 - 3,000 1551 - ADOLF HITLER’S CENTENNIAL MEDAL FOR THE 100TH YEAR OF THE KELHEIM LIBERATION HALL, WITH PROVENANCE. Bronze centennial medal made in 1913 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the victory over Napoleon in the 1813 “Battle of Nations” in Leipzig. It measures 1-5/8” in diameter, is 1/8” thick at the rim, and 3/16” thick in the center, with uniform toning and patina. The medal represents the “Kelheim Hall of Liberation” which was inaugurated in 1863 in Kelheim on the Michelsberg, in honor of that battle. The front of the medal presents an image of the hall with the date of August 25, 1913, and the reverse presents a dedication in German. The consignor has provided a number of documents which establish the provenance of this unique medal. This medal was in the estate of Frau Anny Winter, who was Adolf Hitler’s personal housekeeper and passed away in 1970. The entire estate was auctioned off in Munich, Germany April 1971, and and then auction off by “Mohawk Arms, Inc” in 1971 as part of the “Adolf Hitler Collection”. This medal appears to have been auctioned off by “Alexander Historical Auctions” in 2016 and then sold to the consignor in 2017. Some of the documentation provided as provenance includes the 1971 auction catalog from Mohawk Arms, a history of the hall in Kelheim, and assorted correspondence. An exceptionally unique piece of history. CONDITION: Undamaged, with the patina of having been made in 1913. DG (Excellent). 250 - 400

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1552 - LOT OF 23: MISCELLANEOUS IMPERIAL GERMAN AND OTHER COUNTRIES AWARDS Lot consists of: 23 various Imperial German State and City awards and decorations. CONDITION: Very good to near mint. D.W. 800 - 1,000 1553 - LOT OF 20: MISCELLANEOUS IMPERIAL GERMAN MILITARY AWARDS AND INSIGNIA. 20 various Imperial German State and City awards and decorations. CONDITION: Very good to near mint. D.W. 350 - 500

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1554 - LOT OF 14: MISCELLANEOUS GERMAN WORLD WAR II MEDALS, COMBAT BADGES, AND SS ARMBAND. Lot consists of: Three Infantry Assault Badges by various makers with intact, non-repaired hardware. CONDITION: Near mint. Two Ostvolk 2nd Class Medals. CONDITION: Excellent. One Bronze Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Badge. CONDITION: Near mint. One Social Welfare Medal. CONDITION: Excellent. One Austrian Annex Medal with Ribbon. CONDITION: Excellent. One World War II Iron Cross 2nd Class. CONDITION: Excellent. One SA Sport Badge in Silver. CONDITION: Excellent. One Mine Rescue Medal with Ribbon. CONDITION: Excellent. One Gallipoli Star. CONDITION: Near mint. One Bronze Close Combat Clasp, with broken hardware. CONDITION: Good. One War Merit Cross 1st Class with Swords. CONDITION: Excellent. One Wool SS Armband with Black Cloth SS tag inside, two small moth nips on folds and minor soiling throughout. CONDITION: Very good. D.W. 1,000 - 1,200

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1555 - LOT OF 12: GERMAN WORLD WAR II AWARDS AND COMBAT BADGES. Lot consists of: (A) Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge, (B) Luftwaffe Radio Operator/Air Gunner Badge, (C) Panzer Assault Badge in Silver, (D) General Assault Badge, (E) Coastal Artillery Badge, (F) World War I Iron Cross Second Class, (G) Austrian Annex Medal, (H) World War I Iron Cross Second Class with Ribbon Ring, (I) 25 Year Faithful Service Medal, (J) War Merit Medal, (K) Mother’s Cross in Gold, (L) Mother’s Cross in Bronze. (A) The Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge is made of a one-piece cast zinc with integral hinge and catch. All of the original paint has been lost from the cloud and bolt, and the badge has developed an even patina throughout. The top of the integral catch has been broken. CONDITION: Good. (B) The Luftwaffe Radio Operator Badge is made of two pieces, a wreath and the eagle, and is maker marked for the firm “Wilhelm Deumer”. Both the wreath and eagle are made of a zinc base metal. On the obverse of the badge, the eagle retains approximately 75% of its dark burnishing, and the wreath approximately 50% of its original silver wash. The eagle is securely fastened to the wreath by means of two brass rivets, which are securely in place. The hardware on the reverse of the badge is intact, although LOT - 1555 the hinge does have a repair. CONDITION: Good. (C) The Panzer Assault Badge in Silver is made of solid zinc and is maker marked for the firm “Hermann Aurich”. The badge has lost all of its original silver wash, while the hardware on the reverse, being made from brass, has retained the original silver finish well. The obverse of the badge has scattered areas of zinc pest. CONDITION: Good. (D) The General Assault Badge is made out of zinc and is die-stamped. The badge is unmarked, but attributed to the firm “Rudolf Karneth”. The badge retains approximately 50% of its original silver wash. The hardware is securely in place with no repairs. CONDITION: Very good. (E) The Coastal Artillery Badge is made of solid zinc. Most of the badge’s original finish has evaporated from the badge. The hinge and catch remain intact on the reverse, however the pin has been removed. The badge is maker marked for the firm “Hermann Aurich”. CONDITION: Good. (F) The World War I Iron Cross Second Class is missing its ribbon ring and eyelet. The cross has some dings where it has been dropped. CONDITION: Good. (G) The Austrian Annexation Medal is made of solid brass that has developed a dark, even patina over the years. The original ribbon remains attached to the medals ring. The attachment pin on the reverse of the ribbon is attached by only one corner. CONDITION: Very good. (H) The World War I Iron Cross 2nd Class has a repainted core and replacement ribbon ring. CONDITION: Good. (I) The 25 year faithful service medal retains approximately 90% of its original silver finish. The black painted swastika retains approximately 90% of its original paint. The blue attachment ribbon is folded through the ribbon ring neatly. CONDITION: Excellent. (J) The War Merit Medal is made of brass, which has developed an even patina throughout. The ribbon is missing. CONDITION: Excellent. (K) The Gold Mother’s Cross has some enamel damage and approximately 85% of its original gold wash. The ribbon is missing. CONDITION: Very good. (L) The Bronze Mother’s Cross is missing areas of its enamel and retains approximately 90% of its bronze finish. The ribbon is missing. CONDITION: Very good. D.W. 800 - 1,200

1556 - LOT OF 11: GERMAN WORLD WAR II AWARDS AND COMBAT BADGES. Lot consists of: (A) Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge, (B) Luftwaffe Flak Badge, (C) Panzer Assault Badge in Bronze, (D) Infantry Assault Badge, (E) Minesweeper Badge, (F) Luftwaffe Recon Clasp, (G) World War I Iron Cross Second Class, (H) Gau Munchen Badge, (I) Czech Annex Medal, (J) Mother’s Cross in Silver, (K) Mother’s Cross in Bronze. (A) Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge, maker marked for “OSANG”, with broken catch. CONDITION: Good. (B) Luftwaffe Flak Badge marked “W.H” with intact hardware. CONDITION: Very good, with even freckling. (C) Panzer Assault Badge in Bronze maker marked “R.K.” with approximately 70% of the original bronze finish remaining and intact hardware. CONDITION: Excellent. (D) The Infantry Assault Badge in Silver retains approximately 85% of its original silver finish. The hardware is intact. CONDITION: Excellent. (E) The Minesweeper Badge is maker marked “R.K.” with most of its finish missing. The hardware is intact. (F) The Luftwaffe Recon Clasp is made of zinc and is missing most of its original silver wash. The hardware is intact. CONDITION: Very good. (G) The World War I Iron Cross Second Class is missing its ribbon ring and eyelet. CONDITION: Good. (H) The Gau Munchen is maker marked “Deschler and Sohn”. The reverse hardware is missing. CONDITION: Good. (I) The Czech Annex Medal is missing the ribbon ring. CONDITION: Good. (J) The Silver Mother’s Cross retains nearly all of its enamel and finish. CONDITION: Excellent. (K) The Bronze Mother’s Cross has some enamel damage and nearly all of its bronze finish remaining. CONDITION: Good. D.W. 800 - 1,200

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1557 - LOT OF 8: GERMAN WORLD WAR II SS INSIGNIA. Lot consists of: (A) SS Runic Collar Tab, (B) SS “Handschar” Division Collar Tab, (C) SS “Estonian” Division Collar Tab, (D) Blank SS Rank Tab, (E) SS Edelweiss Sleeve Insignia, (F) SS Albanian Volunteer Shield, (G) SS Italian Volunteer Shield, (H) SS “Totenkopf” Division Collar Tab. (A) The SS Runic Collar Tab is made of a BEVO weave wrapped around a buckram backing. Tab shows light fraying to the corners and patina throughout. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) The SS “Handschar” Division Collar Tab is made of a black badge wool wrapped over a buckram backing, with the division’s emblem machine embroidered in white cotton to the obverse. The tab exhibits light handling and patina throughout. CONDITION: Very good. (C) The “Estonian” SS Collar Tab is made of black badge cloth wrapped over a buckram backing, with LOT - 1557 the division’s emblem machine embroidered to the obverse in a white cotton. The tab exhibits minimal wear. CONDITION: Near mint. (D) The Blank SS Rank Tab is made of black badge cloth wrapped over a buckram backing. The tab exhibits minimal wear. CONDITION: Excellent. (E) The SS Edelweiss Sleeve insignia is made of black badge cloth, with an embroidered edelweiss surrounded by a white circle. This insignia was worn by SS Gebirgsjäger troops. CONDITION: Near mint. (F) The SS Albanian Sleeve Shield is made of an embroidered badge cloth with no signs of wear. CONDITION: Near mint. (G) The SS Italian Sleeve Shield is made of a machine embroidered black badge cloth that shows no signs of wear. CONDITION: Near mint. (H) The SS “Totenkopf” Division Collar Tab is made of black badge cloth wrapped over a buckram backing, with a white cotton embroidered skull. The pattern of this tab is known as the “Pumpkinhead”, and is usually associated with the insignia found at the Dachau concentration camp by liberating US Soldiers. CONDITION: Excellent. D.W. 800 - 1,200

LOT - 1559 LOT - 1558 1558 - LOT OF 17: MISCELLANEOUS GERMAN WORLD WAR II AWARDS AND COMBAT BADGES. Lot consists of: Four Infantry Assault Badges by various makers, all with intact and non-repaired hardware. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Two Ostvolk 2nd Class Medals. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Two Bronze SA Sports Badges. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. One Ostvolk 1st Class Medal. CONDITION: Excellent. One Customs Long Service Award. CONDITION: Near mint. One 25 Year Faithful Service Award. CONDITION: Very good. One Iron Cross 2nd Class; CONDITION: Excellent. One War Merit Cross 1st Class without Swords. CONDITION: Excellent. One Silver Grade Driver’s Badge. CONDITION: Near mint. One Social Welfare Medal. CONDITION: Excellent. One Ost Front Medal. CONDITION: Very good. One Czech Annexation Medal. CONDITION: Excellent. D.W. 800 - 1,200

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1559 - LOT OF 26: MISCELLANEOUS GERMAN WORLD WAR II AWARDS Lot consists of: Six “Hindenburg” Crosses, two “Next of Kin” Hindenburg Crosses, two Black Wound Badges, one Gallipoli Enamel Star, one 12 Year RAD Long Service Award, two Luftschutz 2nd Class Awards, one 1st Class Ostvolk without Swords Award, one Gold Wound Badge, one Spanish Medal for Fighting Communism, one Eight Year Police Long Service Award, one War Merit Cross 1st Class with Swords, one Spanish Volunteer Medal, one 12 Year Heer Long Service Award, one Silver Wound Badge, one Ost Front Medal, one West Wall with Packet, and one Afrika Campaign Ribbon. CONDITION: All awards are in various states of condition from very good to near mint. D.W. 800 - 1,200

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1560 - LOT OF 9: GERMAN WORLD WAR II AWARDS. Lot consists of: (A) 50 Year Faithful Service Cross, (B) 40 Year Faithful Service Cross, (C) 25 Year Faithful Service Cross, (D) RAD 4 Year Long Service Award, (E) RAD 12 Year Long Service Award, (F) Luftwaffe 4 Year Long Service Award, (G) Luftwaffe 12 Year Long Service Award, (H) Luftwaffe 18 Year Long Service Award, (I) Cased Iron Cross First Class. (A) The 50 Year Faithful Service Award is made of silvered and gilded brass, and is complete with original blue ribbon and attachment device. The enamel of the swastika has a small chip in the lower corner of the arm. Mild patina throughout. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) The 40 Year Faithful Service Award is made of gilded brass and appears completely unworn. Complete with its original blue ribbon and attachment device. CONDITION: Near mint. (C) The 25 Year Faithful Service Award is made of silvered brass, and is complete with its original blue ribbon and attachment device. Mild wear can be seen to the original silver frosting. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. (D) The RAD 4 Year Long Service Award is made of bronzed aluminum and is complete with its original blue ribbon and attachment device. The award appears completely unissued. CONDITION: Near mint. (E) The RAD 12 Year Long Service Award is made of silvered aluminum and is complete with its original blue ribbon. The award still retains much of its original silver frosting and factory burnished highlights. CONDITION: Near mint. (F) The Luftwaffe 4 Year Long Service Award is made of silvered brass and is complete with its original blue ribbon and Luftwaffe ribbon emblem. CONDITION: Very good. (G) The Luftwaffe 12 Year Long Service Award is made of gilded brass and is complete with its original blue ribbon and Luftwaffe ribbon emblem. CONDITION: Excellent. (H) The Luftwaffe 18 Year Long Service Award is made of silvered brass and is complete with its original blue ribbon and Luftwaffe ribbon device. CONDITION: Very good. (I) The Cased Iron Cross First Class. The cross is made of three separate pieces, with magnetic iron core. The reverse of the cross is marked “107” on the pin for the firm of “Carl Wild”. The cross retains much of its original silver burnishing. The black painted iron core retains roughly 95% of its original black paint which has begun to craze slightly with age. The case is made of cardboard with a black leatherette wrapping. The hinge, button and clasp are functioning. The lid’s interior is lined with a cream colored rayon, while the lower insert is lined with a cream colored flock. CONDITION: Excellent. D.W. 800 - 1,200 1561 - LOT OF 33: MISCELLANEOUS GERMAN WORLD WAR II INSIGNIA. Lot consists of: 32 Various German World War II cloth and metal insignias. CONDITION: Very good to near mint. One Prussian medical officer’s shoulder boards. CONDITION: Near mint. D.W. 800 - 1,200

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1562 - MISCELLANEOUS GERMAN WORLD WAR II INSIGNIA. Lot consists of: (A) Two Bevo EM Collar Tab Sets, (B) Kriegsmarine Gun-Layer Patch, (C) NSDAP Collar Tab Set, (D) Kriegsmarine NCO Shoulder Board Single, (E) Luftwaffe Flak Officer’s Board Single, (F) Hitler Youth Driver Patch, (G) Luftwaffe Officer’s Flak Collar Tab Single, (H) Deutsche Jugend Sig Sleeve Patch, (I) Gefreiter Sleeve Chevron, (J) Luftwaffe Flight Officer’s Shoulder Board Single, (K) Medical Officer’s Shoulder Board Single, (L) Pioneer Officer’s Slip-In Shoulder Board Single, (M) Kriegsmarine Medical Officer Shoulder Board Set, (N) Heer Infantry Officer Collar Tab Single, (O) Kyffhauserbund Cap Band, (P) Werkschar Cufftitle. (A) The two sets of BEVO made EM collar tabs show patina from age and scattered marks throughout. The sets are not exactly matching. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) The Kriegsmarine Gun-Layer Patch is made of a woolen base and red embroidery. Shows no damage. CONDITION: Near mint. (C) The NSDAP Collar LOT - 1564 Tab set is a matched set. The piping is fraying and an even patina has developed. Some moth nips to the reverse wool. CONDITION: Good. (D) The Kriegsmarine NCO Shoulder Board Single is made of wool with a gold NCO tress. No damage can be seen. CONDITION: Near mint. (E) The Luftwaffe Flak Officer’s Shoulder Board Single is unissued and shows no damage. CONDITION: Near mint. (F) The Hitler Youth Driver Patch shows no damage and has the original RZM tag still attached to the reverse. CONDITION: Near mint. (G) The Luftwaffe Flak Officer’s Collar Tab Single has fraying to the silver piping and some soiling to the reverse. CONDITION: Very good. (H) The Deutsche Jugend Sleeve Patch shows some soiling throughout, and no damage. CONDITION: Excellent. (I) The Gefreiter Sleeve Chevron shows an even patina and no major damage. CONDITION: Excellent+. (J) The Luftwaffe Flight Officer’s Shoulder Board Single has some moth damage to the yellow wool. CONDITION: Good. (K) The Medical Officer’s Shoulder Board Single shows an even patina throughout and no damage. CONDITION: Excellent+. (L) The Heer Pioneer Officer’s Shoulder Board Single shows scattered moth nips. CONDITION: Very good. (M) The Kriegsmarine Medical Officer Shoulder Board set is matching and shows no damage. CONDITION: Excellent+. (N) The Heer Infantry Officer Collar Tab Single shows now damage. CONDITION: Near mint. (O) The Kyffhauserbund Cap Band is full length and shows no damage. CONDITION: Near mint. (P) The Werkschar Cufftitle is sewn together on its end, and shows no damage. CONDITION: Near mint. D.W. 500 - 800 1563 - LOT OF 5: GERMAN WORLD WAR II SHOOTING LANYARDS AND DEVICE Lot consists of: (A) Grade 3 Panzer Marksmanship Lanyard. The upper button loop shows minor fraying, as well as the rayon backing on the braiding. The panzer device is made of zinc, and the oils have been punched through the wool backing. CONDITION: Very good. (B) Grade 1 First Pattern Heer Marksmanship Lanyard. Minor fraying to the upper button loop. Braiding is tight. Minor patina throughout. CONDITION: Excellent. (C) Grade 1 Second Pattern Heer Marksmanship Lanyard. Lanyard shows minimal use and wear. Minor moth damage to the wool backing behind the emblem. CONDITION: Excellent. (D) Grade 1 Second Pattern Heer Marksmanship Lanyard. Lanyard is missing its wool backing behind the upper emblem. CONDITION: Excellent. (E) Second Pattern Heer Marksmanship Lanyard Emblem. Emblem is made of aluminum, and is missing all four of its attachment prongs. CONDITION: Good. D.W. 400 - 600 1564 - REPRODUCTION THIRD REICH 27” RAIL EAGLE. This Reproduction Third Reich Rail Eagle measures 27” in length, and 15” in height. It is constructed of a white metal, which shows scattered light marks throughout. The reverse of the eagle has four threaded holes for attachment, if someone wished to do so. There is a maker code on the reverse which reads “RZA BLN”. A nice representative example. CONDITION: Excellent+. D.W. 200 - 300 236

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1565 - LOT OF CIVIL WAR CANTEEN, BELT, RIBBONS, BUTTONS, AND CARTRIDGE BOXES. Lot consists of: Two Civil War 1861 pattern infantry cartridge boxes, one with original full sling, one with partial, both with tins and box plates; one bullseye canteen; one bridle leather infantry belt with arrow-back US plate, three veterans’ ribbons, and one button. (A) Infantry box. No markings visible. Box plate in place. Buckles flaps, straps in place. Latch tab broken. Very slight tear at upper right seam front of box body. Tins in place, one missing the tray divider. Remains of shoulder belt buckled in place, broken off along top edge of box. Minor rubs, scuffs and flexing to finish, but no flaking. (B) 1861 pattern box with bridle leather sling. Box plate and cartridge box sling plate in place. Tins in place, but dividers gone. Crackling to surface of box and to sling from flexing. Partial tear on sling near top edge of box, tear to edge 2” below sling plate extending halfway across. One or two weak spots from creasing. Both tears could be mended. Leather with some sort of leather dressing applied in the past leaving thin residue. Thongs in place on plates. Sling plate with old patina. Box plate a tad brighter. Extra slits and one missing thong indicate it might be a replacement. One side ear missing from inner flap. (C) Regulation 1858 pattern canteen with corrugated sides. Brown surface, but spout and brackets in place. (D) Infantry waist belt. Issue infantry belt with stamped brass oval US plate with solder fill and arrow style studs and fastening hook and C clasp retainer. Flaking to thin brown finish from flexing, but clear Haedrich maker mark and clear ordnance sub-inspector stamp, the latter with some flaking along the top, obscuring the inspector’s name. Still, a very good belt. (E) Union Veterans Union (UVU) ribbon with RWB ribbon, crossed sabers on upper pin, crossed rifles and cannon with anchor on planchet. Very good. (F) Two ribbons for the Society of the Tennessee for the 43rd (1914) and the 44th (1916) reunions. Dark blue and light blue respectively with RWB and US flags added to tops. (G) excavated US general service eagle button from Folly Island, South Carolina. CONDITION: Good to very good overall as described. (SR) 800 - 1,000

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1566 - LOT OF AMERICAN MEDAL GROUPS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS. Lot consists: (A) Medal group identified to Richard S Horner, which consists of: Purple Heart, officially renamed on the reverse “T/5 Richard S. Horner, 33589345”, European theater campaign medal, Asiatic - Pacific campaign medal, Good Conduct medal and Victory medal. Included are Horner’s discharge papers. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) US Navy Good Conduct medal, named on the reverse: “Earl Robert Cross 1942”, Asiatic Pacific campaign medal, American Campaign medal and Victory medal. Included are two sets of ribbon bars and a number of original documents pertaining to Cross’ service. CONDITION: Excellent. (C) Air Medal, Victory medal, mechanics badge, dog tags named “Robert Ackerman”. Included are collar disks, ribbon bars, chevrons and a file containing his Air Medal award documents, service records and letters. CONDITION: Excellent. (D) Medal group identified to “John B Daqust”, the group consists of two named Silver Star medals, named Distinguished Flying Cross and named Air Medal. CONDITION: Excellent, one of the Silver Stars has been officially renamed. (E) Two Riker boxes of U.S. cloth and metal insignia, including slot and crimp brooch medals. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. DG Excellent 1,500 - 2,000 1567 - LARGE LOT OF BRADLEY D. NASH MEMORABILIA. Large lot of framed documents recognizing the distinguished career and achievements of Bradley Nash. Approximately 18 documents, citations and photos are included in the lot. Some of the more notable achievements of Lt. Col Nash are his Bronze Star and Citation for his service in the Mediterranean Theater during 1943, Harvard Alumni Association Class of 1923 Citation, Deputy Under Secretary for Transportation Document, as well as other various documents and citations. A small framed photo of Nash during World War II accompanies the group. D.W. 500 - 800

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LOT - 1568 1568 - LOT OF 11: MISCELLANEOUS MILITARY MEDALS AND INSIGNIA. Lot consists of: (A) World War II period slot brooch Silver Star medal with original ribbon. (B) USAAF Mechanic Badge with three bars, backmarked “Sterling”. (C) Brass and enamel US Customs cap badge with screw back. (D) USAAF 3” clutch back Air Crew Wing, backmarked “Sterling”. (E) US Diplomatic Corps gilt brass two piece belt buckle with blue enamel center. (F) World War I French Croix de Guerre medal. (G) Wells Fargo Security Services badge. (H) Incomplete US Navy Cap Badge. (I) German Music Association Badge. (J) US Special Agent Key Chain. (K) Colt Commemorative Pin. CONDITION: All in very good to excellent condition. DG 200 - 400

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1570 - US ARMY 1938 PATTERN FIVE STAR GENERAL MESS DRESS JACKET. Double breasted black wool jacket with satin lapel facings, velvet cuffs with direct embroidered oak leaves. Forearms display five silver bullion stars, eagle button front. Shoulders exhibit gold shoulder knots with Corps of Engineer buttons. CONDITION: Jacket is in excellent condition. DG 400 - 600 LOT - 1569 1569 - IDENTIFIED USN CHIEF PETTY OFFICER GROUP. Lot consists of: US Navy reefer jacket with bullion Chief Petty Officer Commissaryman rate and four gold tape service stripes. Named in the pocket “Raymond Griffiths”; Mounted medal group consisting of: Un-named US Navy Good Conduct, American Campaign, World War II Victory, National Defense and Antarctic Service medal with “Wintered Over” bar; Various ribbon bars, dog tag and insignia; Web belts; Two hat tops. Included is an extensive file consisting of photographs, orders and reports outlining Griffiths service from enlistment in July 1945 to discharge in June 1966. Much of the material deals with his service at Camp Byrd, Antarctica and Operation Deep Freeze 61. CONDITION: All material in excellent condition. Excellent 500 - 800

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1571 - LOT OF 2: JOSEPH FOSS COMMEMORATIVE FLIGHT JACKET AND US ARMY OFFICER”S CAP. Lot consists of: (A) Brown leather A-2 style flight jacket of recent manufacture, the left breast displays a leather tag reading “ Joseph J. Foss / Major USMC”, the right breast with a velcro-backed “Air Combat Command” patch. Interior label removed. CONDITION: Excellent with little evidence of wear. (B) World War II period US Army officer’s visor cap, interior label “ Dobbs Fifth Avenue New York”. The initials “G.S.P. 0-2605” have been added to the leather sweatband. Cap is contained within a fiber case with card mounted on the front reading “George Smith Patton, Jr”. While the cap and case are originals from the World War II period, we are of the opinion that the sweatband initials and the card mounted on the case have been added post period. CONDITION: Very good to excellent condition showing minor wear. DG 400 - 600

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1572 - 14K MEDAL PRESENTED TO AMERICAN IRISH NATIONALIST O’NEILL RYAN BY THE EMMET RIFLES OF HOUSTON TEXAS. This medal has an elaborate suspension bar consisting of a cast / chased spread wing eagle clutching a panel reading “To Hon O’Neill Ryan”, flanked by enameled Irish and Texas flags. Suspended below are crossed rifles centered with enameled an American shield. Under which, is an elaborate planchet depicting a cherub playing a harp within a crescent moon, on which is lettered “Souvenir”. Left side featuring leaves centered with small diamonds. The reverse engraved “Emmet Rifles / Houston Tex / To / Hon O’Neal Ryan / St. Louis Mo / On His Visit To Texas”. O’Neill Ryan (1860-1939) vicepresidents of the Irish National League of America was a well-known Irish nationalist until his death in 1939. Medal tests as 23 pennyweight of 14K gold. CONDITION: Excellent with near perfect enamels. DG 1,000 - 1,500 1573 - IMPRESSIVE A.B. OF S.P. 14K GOLD 1891 PRESENTATION MEDAL. Cast and hand chased gold medal measuring 4-1/4” high, the top bar with spread wing eagle perched upon a star and centered with a small diamond, and, in turn, atop an enameled bar reading “A.B Of S.P.” with small green stone on the left and red stone on the right. Centered on the bar is a ships wheel. Suspended beneath is a compass with mother of pearl dial, the letters “P C” flanking. The planchet depicts a wreath upon which is mounted an enameled American shield with riband reading “What Cheer”, beneath is a pair of crossed anchors. The reverse engraved “Presented to Capt N.A. Briggs, Jan. 1891”. The medal weighs 19.6 pennyweight of 14K gold. CONDITION: Excellent. DG 600 - 1,000

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LOT - 1575 1574 - LOT OF 3: 14K GOLD WINCHESTER COMPANY MEDALS FOR SERVICE. Three gold medals presented by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company to long term employees. Medals were initially presented to 160 employees who had 25 or more years service with the company. The obverse of each medal displays a likeness of Governor Winchester and reads “Winchester Repeating Rifle Company, O.F. Winchester Founder”. The reverses reading: (A) “Presented To / Catherine Donahue / In / Recognition of / Twenty Five / Years / Continuous Service / 1902-1927”. (B) “Presented To / Edward Weishelt / In / Recognition of / Twenty Eight / Years / Continuous Service / 1885-1913”, with Thirty, Thirty Five and Forty year bars. (C) “Presented To / Nellie E. Kelly / In / Recognition of / Forty / Years Continuous / Service / 1875-1915”, with Thirty, Thirty Five and Forty years bars. The medals are 14K gold and total 75 pennyweight. CONDITION: Excellent. DG 2,500 - 3,500 1575 - LOT OF 3: GOLD SHOOTING MEDALS. A fine lot of three early gold shooting medals consisting of: (A) Medal measuring 4-1/4” high, the lower suspension bar engraved and enameled “Major”. suspended beneath is a finely chased spread wing eagle with a red stone eye, eagle is clutching a square panel on which is engraved and enameled “Pres’td By The / 6th Bat’l G.S.B. / W.R. of N.J. / Aug 1st, 94”. Square panel is flanked with opposing chased dragons and rococo scrolls, beneath, a pair of schuetzen rifles. (B) Medal measuring 3-1/8” high, the top bar engraved “N.Y”, suspending a planchet displaying in cast relief “Nat’l Schutzen Bund” with riband below reading “ Viertes Nat’ls Bundes Schiessen June 1904”. (C) Medal measuring 2-3/4” high, the top bar engraved and enameled “ Non / Commissioned / Officer’s Trophy”, suspended beneath, a planchet displaying an enameled target and crossed flags and engraved “I.N.G.”. The reverse top bar engraved “Clyde L.G. Thompson”, the planchet engraved “Donated by / The Honorable / Jacob J. Kern / for excellence in / Rifle Firing / 1899”. The three medals total 44 pennyweight of 10K gold. CONDITION: Excellent. DG 1,200 - 1,600

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1576 - LOT OF 5: THREE GOLD SHOOTING MEDALS AND GOLD FIRE DEPARTMENT WATCH FOB Lot consists of: (A) 10K gold medal measuring 3” high, the top bar engraved “Herman Reichert”, suspended beneath, is a chased-relief spread-wing eagle atop a wreath, on which is centered an enameled panel reading “Hohenzollern ( K.U.V. ) Unterfranken”, the base displaying an enameled American shield. The reverse engraved “Fur Treue Dienste” / Gewidmet Von Den / Mit Gliedern / Des Hohenzollern / & Unterfranken / K.U.V. / Marz den 20th 1897”. (B) 10K gold medal measuring 2-1/4” high, planchet with 1888 date and with riband reading “International Sharpshooter Union”. (C) 10K gold planchet awarded by the “American Trap Shooting Ass’n”, reverse reading “State Championship” and engraved “W.M. Foord / Delaware / May 9, 1919”. (D) 10K gold watch fob depicting a 3/4” long fire helmet, engraved on the reverse “B.A. Tieber / From / Delaware Hose Co / #2 / 10-29-34”. Included is a piece of an unidentified medal depicting a beehive. The gold medals are 41 pennyweight of 10K gold. CONDITION: Excellent. DG 1,200 - 1,600 1577 - LOT OF 7: GOLD ASSORTED SHOOTING MEDALS. Lot consists of: seven shooting medals, all of which are hand chased and each featuring enameled targets. One medal is engraved on the reverse “Union Hill / Schuetzen Corps / 21 July 81”, the single planchet displays an illegible presentation in German on the reverse and is dated 1887. The medals are each 10K gold and total 34 pennyweight. CONDITION: Excellent. DG 900 - 1,500 LOT - 1578

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1578 - LOT OF 3: AMERICAN SHOOTING MEDALS AND BPOE MEMBERSHIP CARD. Lot consists of: (A) Silver medal measuring 1-5/8”, the face reading “Schutzenbund Der Vereinigten Staaten Von Nordamerica” and depicting an eagle perched upon a target, surrounded by a wreath, on which, is a riband reading “Concord”. The reverse reading “ Bundesschiessen / 1876 / Philadelphia”. Suspended by a green silk ribbon with eagle top bar. (B) Silver medal measuring 4-3/4” high, the top bar engraved “Lexington Mo”, suspended beneath is a shield on which is engraved “1876 / Awarded to / William Shacklett Jr / Champion Wing Shot / Lexington Shooting & Fishing Club / Winner Of / Three Successive Matches”, shield is further engraved with shotguns, scrollwork and a dove. Suspended below the shield are three US coins, the reverses removed and now engraved with the dates “May 14, 1890, April 9, 1890 and June 11, 1890”. (C) BPOE Honorary Life Member card, awarded to “Bro Charles L. Bartlett” in 1923. CONDITION: Excellent. DG 500 - 700

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1579 - MEDAL PRESENTED TO CAPTAIN BEDFORD PIM, FAMED EXPLORER AND THE FIRST MAN TO CROSS FROM A SHIP ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE TO THE WESTERN SIDE. This medal appears to be the one given to Captain Bedford Pim in 1865 upon his appointment to Justice of the Peace in Westminster in 1865. An article by Ian McInnes, included, mentions that King George III gave the Magistrates of the City of Westminster “permission to distinguish themselves by wearing the arms of the City with the emblems on Magistracy on a gold shield fastened to a ribbon hanging from the neck” and shows a photo of Pim wearing this medal. McInnes also lists an inscription on the reverse of Bedford’s medal, which matches. Inscription on reverse reads “Captain / Bedford Pim JP / United / Services Club / London, S.W. / November / 1865”. Medal is elaborately emblazoned with an abbreviated version of the Arms of Westminster, depicting the portcullis, roses, and cross-with-martlets. Additionally, an ribbon runs under the central medal which reads “Discite Justitiam Moniti” (Translation: Be warned, and learn justice) with accompanying decorative ribbons running to the suspender bar. Suspender bar features an elaborate crown at claw, over a sword and scales that hang down to obscure the roses of the Arms of Westminster. Gold plated. CONDITION: Very good, complete. Gold plating has taken on a lovely rich mustard brass color. There is some high edge wear; one particular area at very bottom of medal that has silvered, and one chip on the reverse side of the medal at approximately 11 o’clock. EW 500 - 1,000

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1580 - LOT OF 4: POWDER HORNS. Lot consists of: one US Artillery priming horn of the 1830’s with sling swivel on lever spout and attached period leather shoulder strap connecting with plug and two with nicely turned bases, one of these with nicely turned spout as well and fragments of strap. CONDITION: Very good overall. (SR) 2,000 - 2,500 1581 - LOT OF 5: POWDER HORNS. Lot consists of: Five horns. (A) Large presentation style horn with bright metal mounts, small spout, screw in fill plug, blank shield for inscription. (B) Attractive horn with raised carved five-pointed star and brass sling ring. (C) Wide horn with serrated brass band around the base with a sling ring, and sling ring on band at throat. Half of the lower band present, the rest missing. Later spout added. (D) Large horn with screw plug in concave base. (E) Small priming horn attached to flint or implement pouch by brass rings. Old improvised strap present, intact, with two old repairs. Horn is dark. Small hole from insect damage at bottom edge. CONDITION: Very good overall. (SR) 500 - 700 1582 - LOT OF 8: POWDER HORNS. Lot consists of: (A) One 18th century American or British artillery horn with engraved brass spout and threaded removable wooden plug at butt. Horn is mounted with two iron rings on the body. CONDITION: Excellent. Two other large and unusual horns, one with an extremely long knob at the plug end and with its spout missing. The other carved with a mouth around the spout, probably Southern. CONDITION: Good to very good showing some chipping around plug. There are also two small priming flasks with screw tip spouts, both are slightly flattened and green in color. CONDITION: Very good with some minor chipping. (B) A 19th century horn decorated with patriotic Naval motifs including a ship and a shield with crossed anchors. CONDITION: Good with some worm damage and some cracking at spout. A very large flat horn with horn plug at both ends and a threaded spout. CONDITION: Very good showing some minor marks. (C) A Sykes bronze powder flask. CONDITION: Denting on both sides and dark patina. 300 - 500

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LOT - 1583 1583 - 1772 DATED POWDER HORN OF I. TAYLOR. Curved 12” body with conical relief carved spout. Horn is inscribed “I TAYLOR / 1772 / IT HIS HOREN”, it is also decorated with folk art designs including and upside down heart, a deer, a stylized eagle, a horse, and a dog, as well as a small house. The horn has a flat wood plug retained by wooden pegs. CONDITION: Horn retains a pleasing, dry, honey patina with some scattered areas of minor insect damage, and a couple minor cracks at base. Plug is missing nail for sling and has some insect damage. 1,000 - 2,000 1584 - FOLK ART LANCASTER, PA ATTRIBUTED POWDER HORN ENGRAVED WITH A MOUNTED SOLDIER.. Possibly 1812 period or mid-19th century, this folk art engraved powder horn has a curved 13-1/2” body and a long faceted spout followed by a relief carved ring. The flat wooden plug has a rose head nail in the center for a strap. The main body is finely engraved with a mounted officer brandishing a cocked flintlock pistol. There is also a weeping willow tree, a peacock, a design of hearts and tulips, and winged merman, all done in the style reminiscent of a fraktur. There is a small repair just below the carved ring, where a hole was covered with an applied piece of iron about the size of a dime. CONDITION: Horn retains a dark honey patina overall with some chipping around the plug with a couple small chips filled. A very attractive folk art horn with scarcely encountered officer. DMG 2,000 - 4,000

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1585 - HORN OF WILLIAM PARSONS. Curved body, horn measures approximately 18” overall with convex wooden plug and relief conical spout. Engraved “WILLIAM PARSONS” and a less professional inscription that reads “DAUNTLESS”. CONDITION: Horn shows some losses to spout section and an area of heat damage, causing the surface to be crazed. Horn retains a dry patina with some areas of minor flaking due to natural separation of horn. 500 - 900 1586 - LOT OF 7: POWDER HORNS. Lot consists of: five contemporary horns, four incised with maps and names, one incised ships and towers, along with one older flat, silver mounted horn. (A) Flat horn having silver mounts with floral motifs on throat, side panels, and sides of base. Bottom of base with applied plaque with owner initials “WS.” Short suspension chain attached at throat base ring missing. Attachment ring missing from top of base. (B) Turned spout. Body with Royal arms, map, “1765” and “Capn. John Bridges Coy.” (C) Map horn, rubbed, motifs faint, “Capt. Wm. Hamman Philipsburgh Manor.” (D) Map horn, “Fait a Quebec” with French royal arms of three Fleurs-de-Lis at top, with Fleur-de-Lis incised in base. Portions of an old strap attached. (E) Map horn, royal crest, “Townsend AD 1759” Two small spots of insect damage at top edge of incised panel. (F) Map horn, New York, Royal crest, “ John Bravington 17th Regiment Sutherland Mills Year 1765.” (G) Large horn lightly incised with ships at base, two stone towers on shore with British flag and weather vane, closely spaced buildings or barracks. Pointed arch with “1776” and “AC” Insect hole, tack holes, crack, chip and split at base. No plug. Crude shaving to upper end. CONDITION: Good. Two map horns with patina, two bright, one with light incising orange in tone. (SR) 300 - 400 242

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LOT - 1589 1587 - LARGE LOT OF POWDER HORNS AND MISCELLANEOUS FIELD EQUIPMENT. Lot consists of: contemporary and old hunting and muzzle loading accessories. (A) Antique rifle pouch with hide flap and body, about 8-1/2” x 8-1/2” pouch closed. Inner divider in place. Fur in place on flap and body, though thinning. Shoulder strap repaired. Attached knife scabbard torn off but retained by thread. (B) Contemporary rifle or small hunting pouch with sling and straps. (C) Three medium size powder horns, one contemporary, two antique with insect damage (holes). (D) Four axes with replaced wood hafts 13”-16” overall. One antique with spike and indistinct blade mark, one contemporary with spade, one antique with rectangular poll, one antique with with cutting head only. (E) One crudely forged hand ax with iron handle, 7-3/4” overall. (F) Three antique iron scissor bullet molds for small caliber balls and one contemporary brass with wood handle. (G) One antique skinning knife 10” overall, 5-3/4” blade. (H) One small antique flintlock hammer; broken contemporary F/L hammer; contemporary belt hook for flintlock pistol; broken small animal trap, etc. (SR) 250 - 450 1588 - LOT OF 30: US M1911 AND M1 CARBINE MAGAZINES, POUCHES, AND CHINESE AK-47 MAGAZINES. Lot consists of: 13 US M1 carbine magazines, six are 15-round in their original wrapping, four are 15-round with rubber dust covers, and three are 30-round magazines with dust covers, and one connecting bracket. Also included are four dual 15-round magazine pouches, with three being dated in the early 50’s and one is dated 1943. Lot also contains five M1911 .45ACP magazines, of which one is an early dual tone type, with two leather US issue magazine pouches. Six Chinese AK-47 30-round magazines are also in this lot. CONDITION: Near mint. WZ 500 - 900

LOT - 1590 1589 - LARGE LOT OF MARBLE ACCESSORIES. Lot contains various products by the company Marbles. Approximately seven gun cleaning kits in various conditions, with some having their original boxes. Gun cleaning solvents, patches, cleaning rod attachments, and several pieces of survival equipment are also included. Items appear to be between 1960’s to 1980’s vintage. CONDITION: Ranging from near mint to very good. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. D.W. 200 - 300 1590 - LOT OF WORLD WAR I PERIOD US ARMY ACCOUTREMENTS. Lot consists of: (A) Model 1918 Trench Periscope, 19-3/4” green-painted brass body with folding oak handle. Housed in a rigid leather case with broken closure tab. (B) Two Model 1912 picket pins with leather cases. (B) Pair wire cutters in canvas case dated 4-18. (C) Leather .45 magazine pouch with rimless eagle snap enclosure, dated 1913. (D) M1 cleaning rod in canvas pouch. (E) Pair leather Model 1904 saddle bags with embossed “US” on their flaps, complete with canvas interior bags. The connecting leather exhibits extra punched holes. (F) Leather signal corps leather tool pouch. (G) Two World War I leather rifle slings. (H) One commercial leather rifle sling. (I) Boxed World War II variable density goggles. CONDITION: Unless noted, all are in very good condition. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. DG 500 - 700

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LOT - 1595 1591 - LOT OF 2 POWDER FLASKS AND 5 TINS OF PERCUSSION CAPS. Lot consists of: (A) very nice small priming flask featuring an eagle and shield with an E Pluribus Unum banner on both sides. CONDITION: Very good showing no dents and only some minor seam separation. Fire blue on spring is nearly all intact. (B) B.A. Paris marked priming flask with a powder measure spout, copper body, with brass spout section. Both sides feature a nude gentleman. CONDITION: Very good showing no dents. Spring is slightly sticky. (C) Percussion cap tins including two large tins with tops marked “ELEY BROS / LONDON”. One smaller tin marked the same. One unmarked later brass tin and one very nice tin marked with green paper label reading “PATENTEES LONDON / LONDON / (DOUBLE WATER PROOF) / CENTRAL FIRE / PERCUSSION CAPS” bottom has label that reads “100 #12 caps”. 400 - 800 1592 - LOT OF POCKET RIFLE SCABBARDS AND MARBLES FISH GRABBERS. Lot consists of: Six leather bicycle rifle scabbards, measuring 19” to 22” each and two Marbles nickle plated ice fishing grabbers. CONDITION: Very good with a few of the scabbards showing moderate wear. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. DG 300 - 400 1593 - LOT OF 8 POWDER FLASKS. Lot consists of four leather shot flasks and four copper-body civilian powder flasks of the 1840’s and 1850’s. (A) Leather. Hanging game motif. Spout loose. (B) Leather. Hunting dog. Minor scuffs. Spout with some gilt. (C) Leather. Running rabbit. Open seams. Scuffs. (D) Leather. Hanging game. Minor paint spots. Very good, but spring missing. (E) Copper. Scrolling floral motifs. “Patent” on top of brass. Spring missing. Minor dents. Some small green spotting to copper and brass. (F) Stag head and stag in a clearing. Green spotting. Split to spout. Spring missing. (G) Floral palmetted and hanging floral motifs along top edge. (H) Hanging game. Medium bright brass tone. Slight bend to spout. Small dents. Slight rubbing along one seam exposing gray. CONDITION: Overall good, as described. (SR) 300 - 500 1594 - LOT OF 3 PISTOL POWDER FLASKS. Lot consists of three small flasks. (A) Smooth bodied copper flask with beveled sides 4 - 1/2” overall. Excellent patina to copper and brass, with deep blue in spring. (B) Abstract palmette. Copper and brass, 4 - 3/4” overall, dark spots to copper, one small dent, good seams, and spring. (C) Palmette. Copper and brass body, missing spout. Nice blue on spring. No dents to body. Mellow brass tone to body. CONDITION: Very good to excellent as described. The plain flask would go very well in a cased set. (SR) 200 - 300 1595 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN LUGER HOLSTERS. Lot consists of: (A) World War II German Luger holster, and (B) World War I German artillery Luger holster. (A) Third Reich Luger holster marked “Voegels, Koln, 1939” and with a “WaA337” in a nice chocolate brown finish. Holster has not been re-polished and the finish is crazed on the flap and front body. Closure strap is worn but still supple, and both the take down tool pouch and pistol pull up strap are present and functional. Belt loops show wear but are also still supple. CONDITION: Excellent overall. (B) World War I artillery Luger holster marked to a maker in Berlin in 1916. Holster appears to have a mixture of original leather components (flap, etc), but it certainly has been rebuilt at best, or a complete reproduction. The markings are certainly not era original. Includes a reproduction cleaning rod. CONDITION: Excellent. WZ 300 - 500 244

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LOT - 1596 1596 - LOT OF 7: US ARMY LEATHER RIFLE SCABBARDS. Lot consists of: (A) Three World War II US Army M1938 M1 carbine scabbards, marked: “U.S. Fulton L.G. Co 1943”, “J.Q.M.D. 1944” and “Boyt 1943”. The Fulton scabbard is missing one strap. (B) Two World War II US Army M1938 leather scabbards for the M1 Garand, marked “U.S. Hopkins Leather Co 1942” and “U.S. Boyt 42”, complete with straps. (C) Springfield rifle scabbard marked “E.F. Co 1918”. (D) Thompson Sub Machine Gun motorcycle scabbard marked “Milwaukee Saddlery Co 1941”. CONDITION: All are very good to excellent, pliable leather with moderate service wear and verdigris on some rivets. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. (Very Good). 1,200 - 1,600 1597 - LOT OF 5 HOLSTERS, BELTS, TOOLS. Lot consists of: a Luger holster marked “jme, 1942, P.08” in overall excellent condition, and a P38 holster marked “P38, 1941, WaA750” in overall very good condition. Also contains two US military slings; one marked “BOYT 42” with steel fittings in excellent condition, and another marked “Rock Island Arsenal, 1914, H.E.K.” in very good to excellent condition. Lot includes a Swiss holster and shoulder strap marked “E. LEU, BERN, 36” in very good condition, a US World War I set of brass rifle cleaning rods in a web pouch marked “OMO, 1917” in very good condition, a US World War I rifle scabbard with brass trim marked “U.F.Co, Rock Island Arsenal,” in very good condition, and what appears to be a basket weave black leather holster and light gun belt in very good condition. CONDITION: Overall very good to excellent. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. WZ 400 - 800 1598 - LOT OF SIX: SIX WORLD WAR II US ARMY M1A1 CARBINE CARRY CASES. Lot consists of (A) WWII US Army M1A1 carbine paratrooper jump case made by Green Productions Inc and dated 1943. The carry case is named to “L.T. Neal” on the inside flap. CONDITION: Some wear but good condition for its age. (B) World War II US Army M1A1 carbine paratrooper jump case made by Atlas Awning dated 1943. CONDITION: Some scuffs and wear but overall good condition. (C) World War II Olive Drab M1A1 carbine paratrooper jump case made by Atlas Awning dated 1944. CONDITION: Minimal wear, excellent condition for its age. (D) World War II US Army M1 carbine carry case made by Shane MFG Co. dated 1944. “A-198” is stenciled on the inside of the case. CONDITION: Minor scuffs on the case, relatively good condition. (E) World War II US Army M1 Carbine carry case made by M.D MFG Co. dated 1944. CONDITION: Displays several stains and scuffs from use but overall good condition. (F) WWII US Army M1 Carbine short hip holster for web belt made by Protection Products Co. dated 1943. CONDITION: Very good condition with minimal stains and scuffing. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. J.D. 800 - 1,400

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1599 - LARGE LOT OF REPRODUCTION AMERICAN WEB MILITARY GUN CASES. This large lot consists of approximately 50 reproduction US Army webbing gun cases, most are marked “Tweedies 1943”. Included are two original World War II British gun cases. CONDITION: Very good to excellent, some still in plastic wrappers. DG 300 - 500 1600 - LOT OF 2: WOODEN PISTOL CASES. Lot consists of: (A) Wood velvet lined case for a Luger pistol with a 40g silica dehydrant insert. CONDITION: Very fine with very light evidence of use. (B) Wooden box with cutouts in interior for a P.38 with magazines and a box of ammo. CONDITION: Very fine with very light evidence of use. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. EW 200 - 300 1601 - LOT OF 6: WORLD WAR I POSTERS/BANNER. Lot consists of: (A) This poster is printed on poster board and features a colored illustration of a sailor, marine, and a army solider. It is issued for the newly founded V.F.W. that was organized in 1899, representing “America’s Old Guard”. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint condition with a clean white background. (B) Is dated 1917, this is a Statue of Liberty second liberty loan of 1917 U.S. bond poster. Features great image of the Statue of Liberty at sunset that is superposed with the American flag. CONDITION: Excellent condition with bright color with some light staining on upper right corner. Lower right has 8” of chipping, none of which is in the image and some light foxing at base. (C) Features Uncle Sam with his arms around the soldier and an employee of the war saving stamp. The image of Uncle Sam is a very early style. CONDITION: Is in very good condition. Top right and left corners have pieces missing, borders have toning, lower border has some foxing and peripheral damage with some light water staining. Still quite striking. (D) Sweeney Litho Company cloth banner or flag with red, white, and blue featuring the large victory “V” in center. This is the first of these we have seen. CONDITION: Excellent clean condition with no tears. (E) World War I Liberty Loan poster. CONDITION: No mailing folds, light foxing at top, more severe foxing on right side. White background is clean, as are the vivid red, white, and blue color scheme. (F) Red Cross poster features the color vignettes of the first three U.S. soldiers to die in France during the first World War, that included Thomas Francis Enright was the first Pennsylvanian serviceman and perhaps the first American serviceman to die in World War I, along with Corporal James Bethel Gresham of Evansville, Indiana and Private Merle Hay of Glidden, Iowa. “Give till it Hurts, they gave until they died.”. CONDITION: There is no fold lines, it is in excellent condition with brilliant color. (A) measures 15”x20” (B) measures 20”x30” (C) measures 21”X32” (D) measures 29-1/2” x 33-1/2”, (E) measures 20” x 30”, (F) measures 20” x 27”.. 900 - 1,200

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1602 - LOT OF 3: ASSORTED WORLD WAR I PERIOD EPHEMERA. Lot consists of: (A) World War I Liberty Loan poster measuring 12” X 19”. (B) World War I sheet music cover measuring 9” X 13”. (C) Framed reproduction Steven’s Arms Company ad with sight size 10” X 15”. CONDITION: Very good. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. DG 100 - 200 1603 - UNBELIEVABLE FIND OF UNOPENED HARRINGTON AND RICHARDSON MODEL 65 22 TRAINING RIFLE MAGAZINE IN ORIGINAL 10 MAGAZINE PACKAGE This unopened US Military package of 10 H&R Reising Model 65 .22 magazines is absolutely unbelievable. The model 65 H&R was utilized as a training aid during World War II by both the United States Army and United States Marine Corps. This full sized .22 rifle had a sight platform similar to the M1 Garand and operated like the Model 50 &55 Reising Submachine Gun. Spare or additional magazines for these rifles have always been a very difficult item to obtain. This is package of World War II era produced, phosphate finished 10 round factory magazines in the original US Military Ordnance Department package is truly unique and previously unknown to collectors of US Military small arms. CONDITION. Pristine and unopened. Magazines appear pristine inside of package. TDW 800 - 1,250 1604 - UNBELIEVEABLE FIND OF UNOPENED HARRINGTON AND RICHARDSON MODEL 65 22 TRAINING RIFLE MAGAZINE IN ORIGINAL 10 MAGAZINE PACKAGE This unopened US Military package of 10 H&R Reising Model 65 .22 magazines is absolutely unbelievable. The model 65 H&R was utilized as a training aid during World War II by both the United States Army and United States Marine Corps. This full sized .22 rifle had a sight platform similar to the M1 Garand and operated like the Model 50 &55 Reising Submachine Gun. Spare or additional magazines for these rifles have always been a very difficult item to obtain. This is package of World War II era produced, phosphate finished 10 round factory magazines in the original US Military Ordnance Department package is truly unique and previously unknown to collectors of US military small arms. CONDITION: Pristine and unopened. A small tear is evident at lower corner of package. Magazines appear pristine inside of package. TDW 800 - 1,250 1605 - LARGE LOT OF GUN CATALOGS. Large lot of various vintage gun catalogs, handbooks, instruction manuals, and brochures from the mid 20th Century. CONDITION: Ranging from very good to near mint. D.W. 1,000 - 2,000

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1606 - LOT OF 29: REFERENCE BOOKS OF KENTUCKY LONG RIFLES. Lot consists of “Kentucky Rifle Patchboxes All New Volume 2” by Chandler and Whisker; “Gunmakers of Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania” by George Schreyer Senior and Junior; “Gunsmiths of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania” by Whisker; “Thoughts on the Kentucky Rifle in its Golden Age” by Kindig; Volumes I & II of “Rifles of Colonial America” by Shumway and Harringer; “The Kentucky Rifle: A True American Heritage in Picture” published by the Kentucky Rifle Association (KRA); “Arms Makers of Western Pennsylvania by Whisker; “Kentucky Rifles and Pistols 1750-1850” by Golden Age Arms Company and James Johnston; “Gunsmiths of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties” by Whisker and Whisker; “Ohio Long Rifles Volume II” by Whisker; “Gunsmiths of Adams, Franking and Cumberland Counties, Pennsylvania” by Whisker; “Kentucky Rifle Patchboxes & Barrel Marks” by Chandler; “Gunsmiths of York County” by Whisker; “The Kentucky Rifle” by Lindsay; “The Pennsylvania Kentucky Rifle” by Kauffman; “Bedford County Gunsmiths and Gunmakers” by Whisker and Whisker; “Powder Horns and Their Architecture” by Grant; “The Knife in Homespun America” by Grant; “Behold, The Longrifle Again” by Whisker; “Behold, The Longrifle” by Chandler and Whisker; “The Kentucky Rifle” by Dillin; “Arms Makers of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania” by Wood and Whisker; “Accouterments III” by Johnston; “The Longrifles of Western Pennsylvania: Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties” by Rosenberger and Kaufmann; Associated Kentucky Rifle Association articles from 1984-1994 and 2005. CONDITION: Very good, all books appear to be complete, some of them have marks from use. EW 500 - 700 1607 - LOT OF 4: PRACTICE GRENADES, INCLUDING CIVIL WAR KETCHUM GRENADE. Consists of: (A) 5lb Ketchum grenade in excavated condition with reproduction plunger and fins, body measures 6-3/4”. (B) M-11 practice rifle grenade dated 5-42. (C) M22 rifle grenade. (D) Smoke grenade. CONDITION: All in very good condition. DG Very Good 800 - 1,200 1608 - GROUP OF AMERICAN INERT ORDNANCE. Lot consists of: M11A4 Practice Rifle Grenade, M11A4 Rifle Grenade, two M7A3 Grenade Launchers, M7 Grenade Launcher, two M1A2 Grenade Adapters with attached grenades, M15 Grenade Launcher Sight in case dated 1944, Mortar Round, World War I Grenade mounted on a wood base. CONDITION: All in excellent condition. (Excellent). 400 - 600 1609 - LOT OF 9: POWDER FLASKS AND SHOT BAGS. Lot consists of assorted powder flasks and shot bags. (A) Leather shot pouch with woodland scene on front. (B) Leather shot pouch. (C) Leather shot pouch. (D) Leather shot pouch with woodland scene on front, marked James Dixon & Sons. (E) Brass powder flask decorated with ridges and florals at perimeter. (F) Leather shot bag with scene of dog in a woodland scene on front and duplicate scene on back. (G) Brass powder flask with duplicate scenes of rabbit in woodland scene on front and back. (H) Brass powder flask with florals. (J) Brass flask with shell motif. CONDITION: All flasks are in good condition with some patina to leather and brass commensurate with age. EW 300 - 500 1610 - LOT OF 3: US CIVIL WAR CARTRIDGE BOXES AND MCKEEVER BOX. Lot consists of: (A) Civil War M1864 U.S. cartridge pouch with original inside tins on original belt with lead filled “US” buckle and cap box. Cap pouch is marked “H.H. HARTZELL US ORD. DEPT. PHIL.” under flap, and cartridge pouch has hand inked writing under flap “PHIL WILLIAMSON N.L.I.”. (B) M1857 Pattern of 1861 Cartridge Box and Sling. Cartridge box is an excellent example of an early war issued box. Belt tabs are riveted which is indicative of an 1862 to 1863 issue. Box retains its original sling, with its lead-filled eagle breastplate and US lead-filled box plate on shoulder strap. Box retains its original attachment thongs, belt loops, side ears, and inside tins. Japanned sling buckles are present and are firmly in place and well attached. (C) Rock Island Arsenal 1904 dated .30-40 Krag caliber McKeever cartridge pouch. Good. 400 - 600 248

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1611 - LOT OF 9: ORIGINAL AND REPRODUCTION CIVIL WAR BELT BUCKLES. Consists of: (A) Original Pattern 1839 cartridge box plate. CONDITION: Excavated condition, retaining both reverse hooks. (B) Original Civil War period, Pattern 1851 officer’s belt buckle with medium width tongue on the reverse, complete with matching keeper. CONDITION: Excellent, with light even patina. (C) Original Civil War period English three piece snake buckle complete with adjustment buckle. CONDITION: Excellent. (D) Two reproduction Confederate rectangular CSA buckles, an oval CSA buckle and two CSN buckles. (E) Reproduction rectangular eagle buckle. (F) Post-1900 US Army officer’s dress belt buckle. CONDITION: Very good. Very Good Excellent 300 - 400 1612 - ETCHED GLASS WINDOW DEPICTING THE USS MAINE. Circa 1898 etched and frosted glass panel depicting the USS Maine at sea, measuring 15-5/8” X 21-5/8” with a 1-1/2” leaded glass border of alternating red and blue glass. Contained within a 20-1/2” X 26-1/2” walnut frame. CONDITION: Excellent with no breaks or cracks. DG Excellent 700 - 900

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1613 - FINE GERMAN WORLD WAR II LOTFERNOHR 7 D-1 AIRCRAFT BOMBER SIGHT. The Lotfernohr 7 (Lotfe 7) bombing sight was the standard series of sights used by German Luftwaffe and was frequently seen in bomber aircraft such as the Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor, Junkers Ju 88, and the first jet powered bomber the Arado Ar 234 Blitz during World War II. The sight was frequently mounted on the nose of the aircraft and allowed for the bombardier LOT - 1613 to adjust and aim on ground targets 90° to 40° in front, as well as 20° on the left or right. This Lotfe 7 D-1 was manufactured by Steinheil Soehne as indicted by the “esu” manufacturer code. The data plate reads “Lotfe 7 D-1/ Gerat Nr 127-25 D-1/ Werk-Nr 5319/ Anforderz. FI 52661/ Hersteller: esu”. Viewing angle, brightness, speed detection, and other adjustment knobs are found on either side of the sight. Metal sight box is not present. Complete with September 1941 dated instruction manual for the Lotfe 7 series bomber sights and a Bombsight elevation chart, used to assist the bombardier in calculating their adjustments for a ground target. CONDITION: Exterior components are covered in a layer of dust, and show few cosmetic handling marks. Rubber eye ring is in excellent condition. Optics are good, showing signs of light hazing. Overall, an exemplary example of a piece of equipment utilized by the most advanced air force of its time. MW 1,500 - 2,500

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1614 - DESIRABLE GERMAN WWII PANZER ZIEL FERNOHR 1 (PZ.Z.F. 1) ILLUMINATED OPTICAL MACHINE GUN SIGHT. The PZ.Z.F. 1, or Panzer Ziel Fernhor 1, was manufactured by Zeiss-Ikon at the Goerz plant in Zehlendorf, Berlin and is constructed of solid steel. These optics were designed to be mounted on a Sockellafette (Pedestal mount), or a Kugellafette (Ball mount), that was installed inside of fortified bunkers and mounted with an MG-34. The MG-34s benefited from the PZ.Z.F. 1 optic greatly, more than doubling their effective firing range from 1200 meters to an increased 3500 meters, allowing the gunner to engage targets at a substantially further distance by rotating the steering wheel. The left side of the optic is marked “P.Z.F.1 2.5x28°/ dpw/ Nr.3795”. The sight is also marked with a triangle painted blue (indicating that it was sealed for cold weather usage) and is marked with Waffenamt code “WaA62” on the rear mount. Interior of case is painted with a WaA763 waffenamt. This sight is complete with the case, eye rest, removable Busch sight light, two additional bulbs, and two lens filters. Steering wheel adjustment ring is not present. CONDITION: Painted components on the sight are excellent, showing minor wear in a few areas. The optics show signs of hazing, but could be cleaned and clear again. Rear mount shows minute areas of high edge wear. Rubber eye ring is excellent. Case is good, retaining most of its original paint and markings with areas of rust and corrosion mostly centralized to the right side. Overall, this is a very fine and scarce specimen that would make for an excellent addition to any WWII enthusiasts collection. MW 1,000 - 1,500 1615 - CASED BRITISH NO. 4 MARK III FLASH SPOTTING SCOPE. British World War II brass flash spotting scope, mounted on a leveling bracket stamped “Cooke Troughton & Simms Ltd / No. 814 / Instrument Flash Spotting / No. 4 MK III / (broad arrow)”. Instrument is fitted with various levels, dials and gauges, optics are cloudy. Contained within a steel case marked “(broad arrow) Instrument Flash Spotting No 4 Mk III”. The purpose of flash-spotting was to locate enemy artillery batteries using cross-observation of muzzle flashes from at least three different locations. Flash-spotting troops were organised into an observation section of flash-spotting posts that reported their observed bearings of muzzle flashes to their troop headquarters. CONDITION: Appears to be in very good to excellent condition, with no guarantee of its functionality. DG 500 - 1,000 1616 - LOT OF 2: US M3 INFRARED SNIPER SCOPES IN CASES. Lot consists of: (A) An unissued M3 infrared sniper scope with extra scope, scope wiring, handle bracket, battery charging adapter in box, mounting bar and barrel clamp, hand guard cut for the mounting bar, and the US Army manual “TM5-9342” dated “August 1951”. Items are in a case with nice markings, nomenclature plate, and packing plan. CONDITION: Near mint. (B) A lightly used M3 infrared sniper scope with scope, and scope wiring in a used case with markings, nomenclature plate, and packing plan. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. WZ 500 - 900 250

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1617 - LOT OF 4: WORLD WAR II CASED BINOCULARS WITH SPURIOUS MARKINGS. This lot of four sets of cased binoculars have each had names added to the cases, while the binoculars and cases are original, we are of the opinion that the names have been added post period. The lot consists of: (A) 7 X 50 binoculars marked “Bur Aero. U.S. Navy Mark 21” and “Product of the Square D Company, Flushing New York”. With clear optics and showing little use. The case has had the name “G.R. Henderson Admiral USS Princeton” embossed on the top. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) 7 X 50 binoculars with data stamp removed, maker marked “Product of the Square D Company, Flushing New York”. With clear optics. CONDITION: Very good. The case has had the name “T.C. Kincaid (four stars)” printed on the top and is in very good condition. (C) 7 X 50 binoculars marked “Bur Aero. U.S. Navy Mark 21” and “Product of the Square D Company, Flushing New York”. Clear optics. The case has had the name “William F. Halsey” and a Fleet Admiral insignia printed on the top. CONDITION: Very good. Case shows wear, a slightly warped lid and broken snap. (D) British binoculars marked “Barr & Stroud 7X CF41, Glasgow & London” with Broad Arrow mark and serial number. Clear optics, the bodies with Broad Arrow marks painted over. The case has had the name “Algernon N. Willis Vice Admiral” embossed on its top. CONDITION: Case shows moderate wear and scuffing. DG (Very Good - Excellent). 400 - 600

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1618 - LOT OF 4: BINOCULARS, HOLSTER AND BRIEFCASE WITH SPURIOUS MARKINGS. LOT - 1619 The following items have had names added to them. While they are original pieces, we are of the opinion that the names have been added post-period. (A) Pair of 7 X 50 binoculars marked “BU AERO U.S. NAVY MARK 21”, “PRODUCT OF SQUARE D COMPANY FLUSHING NEW YORK”, clear optics. Contained in a leather case stenciled on the lid “ USN M.A. MITSCHER USS LEXINGTON”. (B) Pair of 7 X 50 Binoculars marked “BINOCULAR M17”, painted with the name “GEN PATTON”, clear optics. Contained within a brown leather case embossed “GEN. GEORGE S. PATTON” on the lid. (C) Private purchase .45 automatic holster with General of the Army insignia embossed on its flap. (D) Brown leather briefcase stenciled “GEN. G.S. PATTON” on its flap. CONDITION: Binoculars are in excellent condition, cases and holster show moderate wear. DG 400 - 600 1619 - SWEDISH WILD HEERBRUGG M/41 80CM COINCIDENCE OPTICAL RANGEFINDER Manufactured in Switzerland, this Wild Heerbrugg rangefinder was then sold to Sweden, as indicated by the Swedish text found around the optic. Many of these rangefinders were sold to various countries throughout Europe including Germany, who acquired them for use during World War II. The data plate is marked “80cm a- instr/ m/41 / Nr 621/ Wild Heerbrugg F=12x”. Rangefinder is finished in a drab green paint. Complete with Swedish tripod with its canvas and leather carrying case. CONDITION: Rangefinder components retain vast majority of applied green paint with minor areas of scattered wear. Leather canvas carrying case is good, showing wear all around. MW 500 - 1,000

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LOT - 1620 1620 - LOT OF 7: US POWDER FLASKS - LIFE SAVING, USN, PUBLIC PROPERTY AND PEACE FLASKS Lot consist of: Seven flasks; six service flasks of copper and brass, and one of tinned iron with impressed star and cap tin compartment. (A) USN fouled anchor LOT - 1621 1846 dated on top with “Adams / J.S.P.” CONDITION: Excellent. Thumb piece frozen. Slightly rubbed patina to copper, no dents, good seams, both rings in place. (B) USN fouled anchor. “N.P. Ames” and “1843” with script “JL” inspector. CONDITION: Excellent. Spring good. Good patina to brass and copper. No dents. Tight seams. (C) USCG. CONDITION: Excellent. Spring good. Even medium patina to brass body and top. Minor dark stains. Green spot near ring. Green in recesses of lettering. (D) USLSS. CONDITION: Excellent. No dents. Good seam. Functioning spring. Untouched age mottled patina to brass. Minor wear scratches to lacquer on brass collar. Rings in place. Rope through rings for display. (E) 1850 dated Batty peace flask with ADK inspector initials and original leather strap with horseshoe buckle. CONDITION: Excellent. Flask with nice even, age patina, no dents, good seam and excellent detail on raised eagle, panoply of arms with superimposed shield and clasped hands in an oval of stars on each side. Functioning spring. Narrow leather strap sewn to rings with cracking to brown finish and one break, but nice period gilt horseshoe buckle in place and no missing leather. (F) Early “Public Property” flask with raised rifleman’s trumpet LOT - 1622 on each side and raised “Public Property” motto on one. CONDITION: Excellent. No dents, good seam, untouched patina. Functioning spring. (G) Unusual civilian or militia tinned iron flask with narrow spout and cap, flat on one side, rounded on the other. Three loops for cord or narrow rope suspension. Unusual round hinged door on the round side that opens to reveal a removable tinned iron cap tin. The cap tin cover is embossed with a five-pointed star, as the flat back of the flask as well (border with two raised lines, the outer of which also extends at a raised border to the flat side of the flask running up to the spout. CONDITION: Excellent. Oxidation and slight rubbing to the tinned surface leaving a mix of silver and grey. Slight broad push to the reverse, but good seams. The star motif and tin for percussion cap indicates likely intended use by a member of a rifle armed, militia light infantry company. A very good selection of US flasks in top-shelf condition. (SR) 1,600 - 2,200 1621 - LARGE LOT OF PERCUSSION CAPS AND ACCESSORIES. Lot consists of: Eight bullet molds for various calibers; five cap tins, four from Union Metallic Cartridge Co and one British with a wooden carrying cylinder; four sets of chained prickers and horsehair brushes, one mounted onto a board with a large flint; thirteen cleaning rods, some with worms; a small ladle, possibly for lead; three multitools; horse nail clippers; two sight hoods; a bore gauge going up to .80 caliber; seven J hook screwdrivers; and a tool for castrating animals. CONDITION: Good for their age with many items having scattered age patination. Several of the cleaning rods have splits running down the meridian. Some items have an added spurious US marking, including the animal castration tool. EW 500 - 800 1622 - LOT OF 2: POWDER KEG AND CANTEEN. Lot consists of” two mid-19th century powder kegs. (A) Wood bound with five rounded lapped bands at each end. 9” x 6-1/4” wood screw fill hole. Black stencil on bottom reading, “TRYON / 34.” CONDITION: Very good. Light brown color with scattered wear spots, small stains. Tack repair to one band. Top and bottom with expected loss of finish, small stains, etc. Part of a cardboard tag still attached with a red tack on top next to wood screw plug. (B) Blue painted, iron bound keg canteen. 10” long; 5-3/4” diameter at ends; about 6” at midpoint. Stopper in place. Raised rectangular mouth reinforcement on bung stave. Ends with incised border lines. CONDITION: Good. Much wear to paint with dark wood surface most evident with light traces of blue alongside bands where shielded from wear. Side of one end bent inward. Other end with 1” chip to end of stave. Mouth reinforcement raised with partial gap at one end. Wood pegs at edge of each side with partial narrow leather carrying strap still attached to one. Old screw at edge of one end piece with white painted inventory or collection number “818.” SR A good pair of early nineteenth century kegs. (SR) 350 - 500

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1623 - LOT OF 4: CANNON BALLS. Lot consists of four cannon balls. Two cast iron 128 pound cannon balls measuring about 10” in diameter. One hollowed with a threaded opening measuring about 1” in diameter, probably intended for an explosive charge. Two black painted cast iron 12 pound cannonballs measuring about 4 - 1/4” in diameter. One with a 1” opening about 2” in depth. The other with a small divot. CONDITION: All retaining an old black paint, with some chipping and corrosion beneath the paint. Otherwise very good. DMG 300 - 500

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1624 - 72 COUNT BULLET BOARD. Vintage bullet board in framed case with carrying handle. 72 mostly larger hunting and safari calibers up to 600 Nitro. Represented are: Eley, Ross, Winchester, Snider, Weatherby, Norma, Newton, Kynoch, Purdey, etc. CONDITION: Very good. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. 300 - 600 1625 - LOT OF 3: 2 TINS WORLD WAR II .45 AMMUNITION AND 1 CRATE .410 AMMUNITION. Lot consists of: two tins of 600 cartridges of .45 ACP ammunition. Each olive drab US military tin is still sealed and one is dated “6-44” and the other dated “7-44”. One tin is crushed on the end, apparently from being dropped. Also included is sealed brown painted wooden crate containing 450 shells of .410 shotgun ammunition. CONDITION: Excellent sealed condition. WZ 800 - 1,200

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1626 - 2000 ROUND CRATE OF M1911 .45ACP AMMUNITION. Wooden crate with 2,000 rounds of M1911 ACP ammunition in cartons with a lot number of “WCC 1043”. CONDITION: Unissued ammunition in a very good marked wooden crate. WZ 900 - 1,400

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1627 - LOT OF PATTON SABERS CARTRIDGE BOXES. Blade Length: 35” Overall Length: 42” Lot consists of: (A) Two Model 1913 cavalry sabers, one marked “SA” and dated 1914, the other marked “L.F.& C and dated 1918. Both are housed in reproduction scabbards. CONDITION: Very good with mostly bright blades with cloudy areas and minor dark staining. Guards retain about 80% original black paint. The 1914 dated example shows moderate wear on the grips. (B) Model 1874 McKeever cartridge box embossed on the LOT - 1627 face “US” and marked on the reverse “Watervliet Arsenal”. CONDITION: Very good with uncrazed leather. (C) Model 1874 McKeever cartridge box with “NG” brass plate on the front. CONDITION: Very good with minor crazing. (D) Frazier’s Patent cartridge box, with “NG” insignia on the face. Missing interior block. CONDITION: Very good with moderate crazing. DG 700 - 1,400 1628 - FINE 51.5 INCH 19TH CENTURY SCOTTISH 3 POUNDER BRONZE NAVAL CANNON ON ITS ORIGINAL ELABORATE EXHIBITION CARRIAGE. This fine Scottish bronze 3 pounder ship’s cannon was cast by the well known Scottish firm of Miller and Pearce measuring 51-1/2” from end of cascabel to the beautifully turned cannon muzzle. This is a cannon made to be used with ultra-smooth perfectly cast bore and fitted with a percussion nipple in the touch-hole and a bronze striker mechanism. Miller & Pearce were exhibitors at the 1862 International Exhibition and are listed in the ‘Official Catalog of the Fine Art Department: International Exhibition 1862’. Although the catalog entry is for Miller & Pearce’s bronze ship’s fire pump undoubtedly the Scottish firm also exhibited this very bronze cannon on its elaborate carriage. The carriage is case and pierced with rococo scrollwork and features a beautifully engraved bronze plaque with “MILLER&PEARCE GLASGOW”. The bronze tube has three reinforces and retains its original elevation screw. Dimensions: 51-1/2” overall. Bore Diameter: 2-1/2”. Wall thickness at muzzle: 1-1/2”. Diameter at breech: 7”. Diameter at muzzle: 5-3/4”. Weight of tube: Approximately 200 pounds. CONDITION: Barrel has a magnificent even smooth green patina throughout and is in perfect condition. Nipple is rusted from outdoor display. Carriage is patinated with minor damage to one iron wheel. This cannon was placed at the entrance to Dr. Jack Strassman’s home in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Dr. Strassman’s magnificent collection of firearms was sold at Christie’s East in May 1986. The cannon was too large and heavy to move and remained with the home. It is a great bronze cannon suitable for display indoors or outdoors or for use by expert cannoneers only. 6,000 - 12,000

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LOT - 1630 1629 - LOT OF 2: BRACE OF 18TH CENTURY BRONZE 1 POUND NAVAL CANNONS WITH CARRIAGES. Lot consists of: two bronze 1 pound naval cannons both circa. 1750, probably French. Both measure about 26 - 1/2” in length including the cascabel. Both have bores measuring about 1 - 1/2” in diameter. They feature flared muzzles and each tube is decorated with four sets of relief bands. Carriages measure about 15” wide, including wheels by about 14” in height, 23” in lengths, over length is about 31”, and overall height is about 17 - 1/2”. Across the trunnions they measure about 9” each. Both tubes are tapered. Wooden carriages are contemporary and feature well patinated bronze mounts. Both tubes retain a heavy dark patina with some marks from use. Both touch holes appear to have been moved slightly during the period of use. Carriages are in excellent condition, showing only minor marks. One wooden trunnion mount pin is absent. Mounts retain a dark green patina and are well aged. Iron wheel covers retain a dark patina as well. A matching nearly identical brace of 18th century naval guns is very scarce. These cannons differ only slightly with the turnings on the muzzle face and slightly on the cascabel. They are very attractive and are well mounted, making an impressive presentation. DMG 6,000 - 9,000 1630 - US M1874 INDIAN WARS GATLING GUN LIMBER. Rare and original US ammunition limber for the Indian Wars period Gatling gun. Very hard to find and in excellent condition. This example retains much of the original dusty arsenal green period paint on both the wood and black on the iron furniture. The original 1st U.S. Infantry crossed rifles stencil is also visible. All iron fittings appear to be present including handles, corner pieces and hasps. Undercarriage and wooden spoked, iron rimmed wheels and hubs are solid and sound with original towing tongue. Box has 2 heavy iron hasps for securing the drop front which, when lowered, exposes 96 slots for the Model 1874 caliber .45-70 Gatling Gun stick magazines. This model of limber was in use with the Army until about the Spanish American War. These are rarely offered on the collector market in any condition, and are much more rare than the guns due to the survival rate of wood items that saw heavy field use. Wheel diameter measures 46 inches. Box measures 45 - 3/4” L x 23 - 3/4” W x 19” H CONDITION: EXCELLENT. This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made. EXCELLENT. 6,000 - 9,000

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1631 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR STYLE CENTENNIAL CANNON AND CARRIAGE. Late 19th century copy of a Rev War style “galloper” gun. These were commonly seen at GAR halls and veteran organizations across the country. They were used to signal the start of events and to commemorate holidays and battle anniversaries. Iron tube is painted black and carriage is red. Nice display size for a patio or inside your gun display room. CONDITION: Excellent. Touch hole and bore are free of debris and/or obstructions. Length of tube: 34”, 36-1/2” including the cascabel. Height of wheels: 32-1/2”. Diameter of bore: 1-1/2”. BM This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made. 3,000 - 4,000 LOT - 1631

1632 - BRASS MODEL OF AN 1862 7” ARMSTRONG GUN ON COASTAL DEFENSE MOUNT. This model shows excellent workmanship and attention to detail with barrel and fittings constructed of brass with mahogany carriage and base. The barrel measures 11” overall including the functioning breech screw mechanism. There is a screw-type elevation device at the cascabel, which is now loose. The breech is marked “Spencer 82”. The base measures 12” X 16-1/2”, the edges bound with brass, and displays a brass plate which reads “Armstrong Gun 7” / 1862 / On Coastal Defense Mount”. CONDITION: Very good, some of the wood components are loose but easily repaired. DG (Very Good). 2,000 - 3,000

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1633 - SET OF 3: BRASS MODEL NAVAL DECK CANNONS. Housed on a glass case, the first is a fine quality actuated brass model with working elevation and transverse motions. The barrel measures 9”, base is mounted on a heavy glass plate. The second, with working elevation, is constructed of nickeled brass and measures 3” long and 1-3/4” high. The third, also brass, measures 3” long. CONDITION: Excellent. DG 600 - 1,000

LOT - 1633 1634 - A MASSIVE AND UNUSUAL INDIAN MATCHLOCK BARREL NOW MOUNTED AS A BOAT GUN. Barrel measures 44 - 1/2” overall, copper band proceeding faceted section of muzzle. 1-1/4” diameter smooth bore. Overall length 60”. 14” post for mounting. The extremely heavy and unusual matchlock barrel with fluted muzzle, copper band, high partridge rear sight, matchlock pan missing pan cover. The stock of classic Indian form crudely hewn with museum number “4/153”. The barrel now mounted with roughly forged long iron pintle for deck use. Weight approximately 40 pounds. Barrel als numbered in white paint “15”. CONDITION: Stock heavily weathered from river use. Barrel patinated from outdoor use as well. A most unusual and interesting sub-continent cannon. MZ 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 1637 1635 - CIVIL WAR SIEGE CANNON AND LIMBER. Civil war siege cannon 17” long by 8-1/2” wide, with a 12” black steel barrel. Carriage and wheels (6”) are tan painted wood, with black finished fittings. Limber has the same 6” wheels in tan painted wood and black steel fittings. Cannon and limber are on a display base with a brass plaque stating “CIVIL WAR SIEGE CANNON”. CONDITION: Excellent plus. WZ 900 - 1,200 1636 - A GOOD AND UNUSUALLY LARGE INDONESIAN BRONZE LANTANKA Measures 45” overall, including cascabel. Tube measures 40 - 1/4”. Two stage tube, rear section faceted and muzzle flared, of solid bronze construction. Two dolphin form handles on top in center. Tube is decorated with rings and triangle shaped panels or scroll decoration, sights mounted on top. Complete with its original bronze swivel mount. CONDITION: Retains a dark heavy patina overall, showing some wear and scattered casting flaws. Some significant casting flaws can be seen on muzzle face. A very attractive and patinated lantanka. DMG 700 - 1,000

1637 - IRON CANNON ON LAYERED WOOD CARRIAGE AND CAST IRON WHEELS. Small 19th century iron ships signal gun. Gun is on the original period carriage with a stepped incline design. Cannon has 7” spoked iron wheels that shows period age and wear. Overall length is 19” with a 12” barrel including cascabel, and a bore of 1 - 1/8”. Swab is also included. CONDITION: Slightly corroded surface, now retains an old black paint with some minor marks from use. Carriage shows great age and some scattered age cracks and marks from use. BM 400 - 800 1638 - 19TH CENTURY IRON CANNON ON WOOD CARRIAGE. This small iron cannon could have been used as a ships signal gun, or for landing party defense. Carriage and wheels are possibly of more recent manufacture than the tube, however the wheel mounts are original and are of hand forged iron. Measurements: Wood wheels measure 6 - 1/4”, Tube measures 12 - 1/2”long with a 1 - 1/2” diameter bore. CONDITION: Tube, mounts, and wheel mounts all retain a dark brown heavy patina with some corrosion overall. Carriage and wheels are very good with a dark surface. A nice crudely made, probably American cannon. Circa 1790-1840. VERY GOOD. 400 - 600

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LOT - 1639 1639 - A FINE AND RARE MID-19TH CENTURY BRONZE FIELD PIECE WITH 3 - 1/2” DIAMETER BORE. 45” overall length including cascabel. Tube measures 41”. From trunnion to trunnion is 12-1/2”. 3-1/2” diameter smoothbore. Carriage measures 35-1/2” in length 13-1/2” wide by 9” tall. Heavily reinforced at trunnions and further reinforced with a wide band at breech at breech. Cascabel cast with a decorative band. Comes with what appears to be an original period copper wrapped tampion, size of tampion stamped with numbers, letter, and “New Orleans”. Presently mounted on a contemporary naval type sled. Weight of cannon approximately 250 pounds CONDITION: Cannon rates excellent for a gun of this period. Patination, particularly on underside, extremely attractive and uncleaned but with none of the erosion associated with bronze guns of this period. Tampion shows great age, copper has age cracks throughout and has not been polished in recent times. All together, a most attractive and eminently displayable bronze field piece for naval gun enthusiasts and would enhance any collector’s gun room. MZ 4,000 - 6,000

1640 - MINIATURE MUZZLE LOADING CANNON MODEL. Superbly detailed hand crafted miniature cannon 21” long by 10” wide and with a 11” rifled solid brass barrel with flash hole. Two wood lined steel ammo boxes, wooden muzzle cap with leather straps, cleaning brush ramrod with canvas cover, and various ranging and cleaning rods with wood and metal construction, are some of the finely detailed components. Two 9” wood spoke wheel with steel fittings throughout, steel barrel mounting hardware, carriage fittings, and metal water bucket are additional details. CONDITION: Excellent with a nice age patina. WZ 900 - 1,200 1641 - MINIATURE MILITARY CART DISPLAY. This set of two carriages appear to be a companion to the rifled cannon listed separately (Lot #1645). One piece appears to be the limber to that cannon, with two steel rimmed 7” wooden wheels, with a carriage made from steel with wooden planks. The second carriage has 9-1/2” steel rimmed wooden wheels with a steel frame and some sort of boiling cauldron, with a steel shield and open topped box. CONDITION: Excellent. WZ 800 - 1,200

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1642 - FINNISH CAPTURED RUSSIAN PM M1910 FLUTED JACKET DISPLAY MACHINE GUN WITH SOKOLOV MOUNT. The Russian PM M1910 entered service during the Great War and while only produced until 1945, saw usage in as late as the Vietnam War by North Vietnamese forces. This example was captured by the Finnish military and was likely used against its creators during the Winter War. The top of the receiver is marked “SA/ Korj.1944” above the Finnish proof “AV10”, indicating Arms Depot number 10. No matching numbers. Fluted jacket has been painted in a drab green. Complete with Finnish marked wheeled Sokolov mount with shield, Finnish marked ammo can with belt, and additional bolt. Bolt is locked in the forward position inside a finely replicated dummy receiver. CONDITION: Metal components retain vast majority of finish, showing scattered cosmetic wear. Mount shows areas of loss to paint around handles. Spade wood grips are good showing storage and handling marks. A fine display piece that is sure to draw the attention of any enthusiast or collector. MW 1,500 - 2,000 1643 - BRITISH HOTCHKISS MODEL 1909 MK I DISPLAY MACHINE GUN. Beginning production at Saint-Denis in Paris, production was moved to Coventry, England in 1915 due to the encroaching German army. By the end of World War I, 40,000 Model 1909 light machine guns had been produced in Coventry, England alone. This English Model 1909 was assembled from a parts kit and retains original parts aside from the aluminum dummy receiver, which is marked “Hotchkiss Portable Machine Gun MK 1/ Patented Caliber .303”. External numbers are mismatched. English proofs visible on barrel. Tripod is marked “C B & S”. Included is one 25 round feed strip complete with 24 rounds of French 8mm Lebel ammunition, and an empty 30 round feed strip. CONDITION: Metal components retain generous amounts of reapplied blue finish. Aluminum receiver retains majority of black finish with scattered areas of wear. Brass components have turned a pleasing patina and show minor wear. Wood components on stock show few minor handling marks. MW 1,000 - 1,500

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LOT - 1644 1644 - VICKERS FLUTED JACKET DISPLAY MACHINE GUN. Revered for its reliability in combat situations, the British Vickers machine gun was used by over 40 different countries militaries during its service from the Great War to the 1960’s. Over the course of its lifespan, the Vickers was modified to accommodate roles for use in armored vehicles, aircraft, and naval vessels. This example’s receiver has been replaced with a steel dummy receiver. Fluted jacket has been painted a dark green. Barrel and bolt spring have been removed. Complete with tripod, fusee chain, spring, metal sheet cover, and an ammo can with partially loaded cloth belt. CONDITION: Metal components on the Vickers retain majority of applied finish, showing scattered cosmetic handling marks. Tripod shows wear and loss to paint, but is completely functional. This makes for a fine display or parts kit for any enthusiast or collector. MW 1,000 - 2,000

LOT - 1645 1645 - STEYR SWARZLOSE M.07/12 DISPLAY MACHINE GUN. Designed just after the turn of the 20th century by Andreas Wilhelm Schwarzlose in Germany, Steyr acquired the manufacturing rights in 1907 to produce the Model 1907 heavy machine gun. In 1912, modifications were made, by adding a heavier bolt and bolt spring, and the Swarzlose designation was changed to the M.07/12. This example has been deactivated by cutting the rear of the receiver and welding the bolt face to the chamber. Thankfully, someone has expertly welded this specimen back together. The manufacturer and model markings have been mostly obliterated. The receiver, jacket, and tripod have all been painted in a drab green finish, with areas of lighter green paint on the welded areas. Matching numbers include receiver and top cover. CONDITION: Metal components show wear to paint all around and scattered indentations in the jacket. Wood grips are fine, showing few minor handling marks. This would make for a fine display specimen for any enthusiasts or collector’s collection. MW 1,500 - 2,500

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1646 - CZECHOSLOVAKIAN TK VZ. 37 DISPLAY MACHINE GUN. Designed as a replacement for the Swarzlose 1907 and M.07/12 machine guns in the Czechoslovakian military, the TK Vz. 37 was utilized by infantry troops as well as the Panzer 35(t) and Panzer 38(t) armored tanks. Large quantities of this model were exported to various nations and were also issued to German SS forces while Czechoslovakia was under occupation. This specimen has been professionally receiver cut, as without close inspection, the welds are near invisible. Receiver cover is welded shut. Receiver markings have been scrubbed off aside from some small proof marks. Metal components have been wonderfully refinished in black aside from the muzzle booster, which retains its original bluing. Tripod retains its tan paint. CONDITION: Metal components on gun retain most of applied black finish with areas of loss and wear. Tripod retains a fair amount of its tan paint, with areas of loss to paint all around. Wood grips are good, showing indentations and areas of loss. MW This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made. 1,000 - 2,000 1647 - INLAND MANUFACTURED 1919A6 DISPLAY MACHINE GUN. After the United States entry into WWII, it became apparent that the Model 1918 BAR could not maintain a high enough rate of sustained fire as the opposing German military’s MG-34 and MG-42. Thus the 1919A6 was produced and saw its first combat usage in 1943. Its use was continued until the introduction of the M60 in 1957. This example retains its original components including the bolt, removable stock, bipod, and muzzle booster. Receiver has been replaced with a near identical steel dummy receiver. Metal components retain a green parkerized finish aside from the aluminum pistol grip. Right side of receiver is marked “NO00250/BROWNING MACHINE GUN/ US. CAL .30 M1919A4/ MFG INLAND”. Chamber is welded and trigger does not function. CONDITION: Metal components retain majority of applied parkerized finish, with majority of wear being on the stock, bipod, and muzzle booster. Wood carry handle shows few minor handling marks. Overall, this a fine display specimen of America’s widely recognized 1919 variations, and is sure to be a fine addition to any display. MW 500 - 1,000

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1648 - FRENCH MODEL AA-52 DISPLAY MACHINE GUN. The French Model AA-52 (Arme Automatique Modele 1952) was one of the first French designed and manufactured firearms produced after the conclusion of World War II and is still used in some capacity by the French military today. This AA-52 is complete with all original parts, including the receiver. The receiver has been welded shut and the barrel has been plugged. Metal components aside from the bipod have been refinished after deactivation in black paint. Receiver is marked “AA52 AC”. Receiver markings between “AA52” and “AC” have been obliterated. Bolt and plastic grips are not present. CONDITION: Metal components retain most of their applied black finish and show areas of filing under finish. Barrel and stock are in the white and show areas of cleaned pitting. MW 500 - 1,000 1649 - RUSSIAN DP-27 PARTS KIT DISPLAY LIGHT MACHINE GUN. Nicknamed the “Record Player” by Red Army soldiers, the Russian DP-27 started its service trials in 1927 and was entered into Soviet military service in 1928. The DP-27 was the standard Soviet infantry light machine gun, and saw much use in Soviet aircraft and tanks during World War II. This DP-27 was assembled from a Russian parts kit. The dummy receiver is constructed of solid aluminum. Russian pan magazine shows Finnish “SA” property stamps. CONDITION: Metal components retain majority of blue finish showing minor areas of wear, while the receiver retains the majority of its black finish. Stock retains majority of its applied varnish, showing few handling and storage marks. MW 500 - 1,000 1650 - BERLIN-SUHLER WAFFENWERKE PORTUGESE CONTRACT MG-13 DISPLAY MACHINE GUN. The MG-13 was brought into German service in 1930 and was the standard German infantry light machine gun until it was soon replaced by the MG-34. Many MG-13s were sold to Spain and Portugal, while those remaining were issued to Germany’s second line troops in World War II. This MG-13 was manufactured by Berlin-Suhler Waffenwerke under contract for Portugal. Right side of the receiver is marked with the Portuguese crest above “1938”. The rear of the receiver is marked with a partially obliterated “337”. Waffenamt “WaA4” found around receiver. Receiver was at one point cut, and has been welded back together in multiple areas. Magazine was manufactured in 1938 by BSW. Complete with bipod and wood grips. CONDITION: Metal components retain majority of reapplied black finish with areas of minor wear. Leather on stock and wood grips show handling marks and areas of wear. Overall, a fine example of a Portuguese contract MG-13 that is sure to be a welcome addition to any collector’s display. MW 500 - 1,000 262

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1651 - BRNO ZB-30J DISPLAY LIGHT MACHINE GUN. An improved version of the earlier Czech ZB-26, the ZB-30J and its earlier variations were the precursors of easily recognizable guns such as the British Bren and Japanese Type 96 light machine guns. Many ZB-30’s were issued to occupying German SS and Wehrmacht forces who designated it the “MG30(t)” during World War II. This example was manufactured by Brno (later designated “Brunn” by the German military) and has had its receiver cut and expertly welded back together and smoothed out. Manufacturer markings on left side of receiver have been partially obliterated. Yugoslavian crest of top of receiver is sharp. Chamber has been welded. Markings on stock are clear and legible. External numbers are not matching. Bolt is not present. CONDITION: Metal components retain a good amount of blue finish with areas of loss and wear scattered all around. Welds have been reblued and blend in nicely. Stock shows minor wear and handling marks, and retains most of its applied varnish. MW 500 - 1,000

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1652 - CHILEAN CONTRACT 7.62MM MADSEN MODEL 1946 DISPLAY LIGHT MACHINE GUN. Desirable 7.62mm Model 1946 manufactured by Madsen under contract For Chile. Receiver has been cut and has been skillfully welded back together. Receiver has been refinished, but still retains clear markings. Left side shows the Chilean crest and reads “Ejercito De Chile/ F.A. Madsen Serie No. 456/ M.1946 CAL. 7.62mm”. Small portions of the receiver markings were obliterated when the receiver was originally cut. Matching numbers include the receiver, rear sight, and trigger housing. Magazine retains matte green finish. Bolt and monopod are not present. CONDITION: Metal components show wear and thinning to finish all around. Stock shows scattered handling and storage marks, but retains the majority of applied varnish. Overall a great example of a 7.62mm Madsen Model 1946 manufactured under contract for Chile. MW 500 - 1,000 1653 - BRITISH ORDNANCE SBLM MK VII 2” DISPLAY MORTAR. Based off of the Spanish 50mm design by Esperanza y Cia, the British SBLM MK II 2” Mortar was issued in several variations, seeing use with infantry, paratroopers, and the British Universal Carriers. This example has been deactivated by a weld and hole cut at the base of the mortar tube. Tube and spade baseplate are painted drab green with the tube having a white line painted down the center. Base of mortar tube is faintly marked “24/ REG No L33079/ ML 2 IN MORTAR/ 1942”. Complete with original canvas baseplate strap. CONDITION: Metal components retain a good amount of their applied green paint, with areas of chipping and loss all around. Bore is coated in a layer of cosmoline. Canvas strap is intact, but shows areas of fraying and wear. MW 500 - 1,000 LOT - 1653

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1654 - EASTERN SIOUX BALL AND SPIKED WAR CLUB. Circa 1850-1870, finely carved wood handle with 4” iron notch-cut trade blade inset in ball end. CONDITION: Excellent. Handle is slightly flared near grip, and shows evidence of brass tack remnants on handle. Beautiful warm patina overall. EXCELLENT. 2,000 - 3,500

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1655 - PLAINS INDIAN PIPE TOMAHAWK. Circa 1870-1885, hand forged 7-3/4” iron head with heart cutout on a file burned wood haft. Brass tack decorations to top and bottom of haft. CONDITION: Good. Exhibits heavy age and period wear. 5,000 - 8,000 1656 - PLAINS GUNSTOCK SHAPED CLUB. Circa 1870-1885, likely Eastern Sioux, carved ash wood gunstock club. Both sides are recessed carved 3/8” deep terminating above grip. Hand forged, pinned iron 7-1/2” blade. CONDITION: Excellent. VERY GOOD. 1,500 - 3,000 1657 - SMALL PIPE TOMAHAWK. Possibly 19th century, petite and decorative tomahawk. Blade is engraved on one side with the head and face of an “Allentown” Indian wearing a liberty cap; the other side is engraved with a decorative plume. Blade edges are scalloped with bowl filed to represent an acorn. Contemporary oak haft is round and decorated with two silver diamonds and a band of silver tacks. CONDITION: Head retains a brown patina and shows some wear. PROVENANCE: Don Euing collection. 1,500 - 2,500 264

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LOT - 1659 1658 - EASTERN SIOUX GUNSTOCK WAR CLUB. Circa 1870-1885, carved wood club in gun stock shape with curved form. Barbell shaped cut-out surrounded by brass tacks. Iron trade blade is inset near bend of club. CONDITION: Very good. Shows period age and patina. 23” overall with a 5” blade. 8,000 - 12,000 1659 - PAWNEE PAINTED BUFFALO ROBE. Circa 1860’s -1870’s Indian tanned buffalo robe with painted pictographs of horses. In good condition with some age commensurate paint fading. The style of horses compares strongly with Pawnee robes in several museum collections. The horses without riders with saddle blankets indicate gift horses, a status symbol among the Pawnee. This robe would have been worn by a warrior of importance. These early robes are seldom seen offered on the private market, and similar examples are at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming. This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made. Very Good. 5,000 - 7,500

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1660 - EARLY AMERICAN PIPE TOMAHAWK HEAD. Blade Length: 4 - 3/4” Overall Length: 8 - 3/4” Probably second half 18th century. For a nearly identical example, see plate 115 in “American Indian Tomahawks” by Harold L. Peterson. The hand forged iron head has a large teardrop eye, a bulbous bowl, and a molding at the base of the blade. The blade has a steel edge. Measures 8-3/4” overall with a 4-3/4” blade with a crescent cutting edge. CONDITION: Dark heavy patina overall with a corroded surface. A very early example with attractive form. DMG 2,500 - 4,500

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1661 - LOT OF 3: TOMAHAWKS AND COLONIAL AXE. Lot consists of: (A&B) Two well weathered 18th century style hand forged iron pipe tomahawk heads. Hafts appear to be original and will draw for smoking. One of the heads has touch marks that are nearly obliterated. Axe (A) has a 19 - 3/8” haft, head is 2 - 5/8” along cutting edge and measures 7 - 3/4” from cutting edge to bowl. (B) has an 18 - 1/2” haft, 2 - 5/8” cutting edge of head and measures 8 - 1/4” from cutting head to bowl. (C) Dark iron patinated colonial axe head on striped maple replacement striped haft. Haft measures 18 - 3/4”, head is 2 - 3/8” along cutting edge and 3 - 3/4” to the haft. CONDITION: Good. BM 400 - 600

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LOT - 1662 1662 - LOT OF THREE: SIOUX GIRL’S NECKLACES. Lot consists of: (A) Two hair pipe necklaces with harness leather spacers and brass beads. Length: 25”. (B) One bear tooth Plains necklace. Circa late 1800’s. CONDITION: Very good. Very Good. 300 - 600

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1663 - 1870’S PLAINS INDIAN TOP HAT. Pressed beaver felt top hat en vogue 1850’s to 1870’s. Hat has a beaded wrap 2.35” wide of geometric pyramid designs made up of pink, greasy yellow, white centered rose, and dark blue beads on a white background. There is a band of German silver discs (seven total), affixed to a thin strip made of buffalo hide. Discs have rocker engraved edge designs and touch marks from maker on each disc. There is a horse hair tail stuck into hat band as well as bird of paradise type tail. The hat was painted a pinkish red, or was rubbed with pigment. These hats are seen in period photos but are rarely offered, and only a few survive, mostly in institutional holdings. Gold lettering to inside crown bears Lancaster County makers mark. CONDITION: Very good. BM VERY GOOD. 2,000 - 3,500 266

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LOT - 1665 1664 - LOT OF 5: INDIAN BLANKETS WITH PAPERWORK. Lot consists of: (A) Indian third phase pattern blanket, with bright black and white striped bands on a bright red background with zigzag blue and yellow designs. (B) Large maroon colored blanket with black and white diamond patterns. (C) Navajo rug in pale orange with black “P” in center, black border, and rolling log designs reportedly associated with Princeton University. (D) 1920’s -1930’s Navajo rug with large diamond patterns in white, red, and black. (E) Small cream colored Navajo rug with “tree of life” pattern design. CONDITION: Very good overall. BM VERY GOOD. 1,500 - 3,000 1665 - WOVEN EASTERN INDIAN BASKET TRAY WITH LID. Woven fiber over rod construction rectangular American Indian basket, most likely from an Eastern tribe. Basket features “rolling log” swastika designs. Circa 1920’s. CONDITION: Very good. 150 - 250 1666 - SIOUX BEADED FEMALE DOLL. Circa 1885, doll is made of Indian tanned buckskin with a horsehair stuffed muslin body. Fringed dress has a fully beaded yoke with geometric designs executed in pumpkin, greasy yellow, dark blue, dusty light blue, and white beads. She is wearing fully beaded leggings and has a belt and drop executed in white centered rose, dark blue beads on a dusty light blue field with tin cones danglers with red trade cloth centers. CONDITION: Very good. Small native repair on right hand side of front of dress. BM 2,000 - 2,500

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1667 - ARAPAHO FEMALE BUCKSKIN DOLL. Circa 1880’s, sinew sewn doll made of Indian tanned buckskin and horsehair stuffed muslin. Doll is adorned with buffalo hair, beaded eyes and mouth, cowrie shell and bead earrings. Fringed dress is rubbed in red ochre pigment, and has beaded designs executed in greasy yellow, green, and light blue beads. She is wearing fully beaded moccasins and has beaded leggings. (Very Good). 1,000 - 1,500 1668 - CROW INDIAN WARRIOR DOLL ON HORSE. Circa 1890’s. Rider and horse are made of Indian tanned buckskin stuffed with horse hair. Horse and rider both have beaded eyes and mouth. Rider is wearing a beaded buckskin shirt, necklace, leggings and moccasins. Horse has classic Crow style saddle with beaded bridle and tabs. CONDITION: Excellent. Excellent. 1,000 - 2,000 1669 - SIOUX BEADED FEMALE BUCKSKIN DOLL. Circa 1885-1895, doll is made of Indian tanned hide, muslin stuffed with horse hair and glass beads. Doll is wearing a fully fringed dress with beaded yoke executed in bands of greasy yellow, white centered rose, black and blue beads. A beaded awl case, leggings, and moccasins are also worn. CONDITION: Excellent. Horse hair braids are showing thinning at top of head. (Excellent). 1,000 - 1,500

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1670 - SIOUX INDIAN BUCKSKIN DOLL HOLDING PIPE. Circa late 1800’s-early 1900’s, Plains male fringed buckskin doll with beaded strips on shirt. Doll has beaded leggings in geometric designs of greasy yellow, white heart rose, and dark blue beads on a white background. Moccasins are beaded and head has horsehair braids and red cloth ties. Under one arm, the doll holds a pipe in a beaded and quilled buckskin case. CONDITION: Very good. (Very Good). 800 - 1,200 1671 - SIOUX CHILD’S DOLL CRADLE. Circa 1880-1890, sinew sewn on buckskin, beaded geometric patterns of white centered rose, pea green, dark blue, and yellow beads on a white field. Two brass hawk bells adorn the top. CONDITION: Very good. (Very Good). 750 - 1,000 1672 - CHEYENNE MALE BUCKSKIN DOLL. Circa 1890, Indian tanned buckskin doll wearing a fringed shirt and leggings. Leggings have red painted stripes with green dots running along center portion. Doll has beaded eyes, mouth, and choker of clear white and black beads. Shirt yoke is painted with a red “V” with green dots along edge. Braided human hair adorns the head. The moccasins and leggings are plain. CONDITION: Very good. (Very Good). 500 - 800 1673 - TWO SIOUX PICTOGRAPHIC MUSLIN CABIN WALL LINERS. Circa late 1800’s, this lot consists of two Lakota Sioux white canvas or muslin cabin wall liners with detailed painted pictographs of war scenes depicting warriors on horseback and on foot counting coup against the Crow. Painted in colors black, brown, yellow, orange, and red. Lot comes with a spiral bound book containing photocopied pages of handwritten text with supporting images and a bibliography. The book examines the subject matter of the liners in great detail. CONDITION: Excellent. Excellent. 3,000 - 4,000

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1674 - BEADED ABENAKI OR MICMAC CLOTH BAG. Circa 1880’s-1900, black cloth “U” shaped bag with tri-lobed flap. Features central beaded design of flower with leaves extending to sides. Beadwork is very artistically executed with fine, small beads in white, pink, light green, white centered rose, and light blue. Some period wear to the top edge. CONDITION: Very good. (Very Good). 300 - 600

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1675 - LOT OF 6: INDIAN WAR BRONZES. (a)”DESTINY ON THE GREASY GRASS” BRONZE BY WESTERGARD. Extremely limited edition multi-patina bronze sculpture by artist Mike Westergard, official sculptor for the Custer Battlefield Preservation Committee. This bronze titled: “DESTINY ON THE GREASY GRASS” depicts Lt Col Custer and his Adjutant 1st Lieut. W.W. Cooke, and brother Capt. Tom Custer in their final few minutes left on the Earth. Number six of 18 produced in 1985, this is a highly sought after bronze by Custer collectors. Mr. Westergard’s career spans 20 years and has won numerous awards including being selected as Best Living Western Sculptor by the historical publication True West Magazine and was also selected as a participating artist in the prestigious Best of Scottsdale Show held in Scottsdale, Arizona. CONDITION: Excellent overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. (b)BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIGHORN “A TIME OF VALOR” BRONZE LIMITED EDITION STATUE. Limited edition multi-patina bronze sculpture by artist Mike Westergaard, official sculptor for the Custer Battlefield Preservation Committee. This bronze depicts the dramatic Medal of Honor action of three troopers assigned to Maj Marcus Reno’s detachment of Custer’s 7th US Cavalry. Dug into defensive positions after the destruction of Custer’s immediate command, these men were critically low on water for the wounded and had to traverse a long ravine and expose themselves to intense rifle fire from Indian sharpshooters posted on the bluffs across from them. This sculpture shows the critical moment when Pvt. Frederick Deetline (top), Pvt. William Harris (center), and Pvt. Frank Tolan (bottom) were filling individual canteens as their company camp kettles were riddled with bullets. Number 6 of 35 produced in 1991. Includes original info card and a copy of “The Veteran’s View’ magazine with the advertisement for the bronze on the front and back cover. CONDITION: Excellent overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. (c) THREE LIMITED EDITION BUFFALO BRONZES AND ONE BUST OF MYLES KEOGH. (d) Limited edition bronze by Mike Westergard of a bison lying down. Titled “HERITAGE OF THE PLAINS” this sculpture is number 13 of 20 and was produced in the 1980’s. (e) Limited edition bronze by Ralph Crawford titled: “LOBO 8 THE BULL” this sculpture was produced in 1975 and is number two of 12. (f) Limited edition bronze: “THE RUBBING ROCK” by Mike Westergard and is number 18 of 25. (g) Limited edition bronze by Rogers Aston. Titled: “USA CAVALRY CAPTAIN - CA. 1872 - CAPTAIN MYLES W. KEOGH.” Produced in 1980, it is number ten of 27 and retains it’s original factory paperwork and signed letter from the sculptor to Custer collector Frank Wagner. CONDITION: Excellent overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. (Excellent). 1,000 - 2,000

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1676 - MICHAEL PRICE CALIFORNIA HUNTER KNIFE. Blade Length: 5 - 1/8” Overall Length: 9 - 1/4” California style hunting knife with upswept blade marked on ricasso “M PRICE, SAN FRANCISCO”. Full tang construction with elk antler handle scales, nickel silver pins and washers. No sheath. Circa 1856-1889. This knife was reportedly discovered many years ago, while being used by a West Coast carpetlayer. PROVENANCE: Ex. Joe Cordova, Mark Zalesky, David Petty collections. CONDITION: Blade with light sharpening and use, scattered pitting especially towards ricasso. 2,500 - 3,500 1677 - EARLY AMERICAN KNIFE. The hand forged blade is straight and has a 6-3/4” false edge. There are two pins near the ricasso on each side. The guard terminates in a closed fist, hand forged from steel on each side. The handle is wooden and rounded at the top with a brass cap at the pommel. CONDITION: Blade retains a heavy, dark patina with heavy corrosion overall. There are traces of an old white collection or museum number on right side. The guard retains a matching heavy, dark patina, and the pommel and tang are undisturbed. The wood grip has a large age crack through its entire length on the right side. This is a very early and attractive American knife. DMG 1,500 - 2,500 1678 - CONFEDERATE D GUARD BOWIE KNIFE WITH PAPERWORK. Blade Length: 12 - 7/8” Overall Length: 17 - 1/2” This knife is accompanied by a letter from Frederick Edmunds, Curator of the Confederate States Armory and Museum. He states that the knife was purchased from an elderly gentleman named R. Badhorn from Texas, at the Richmond Civil War Show in 1982. He had purchased the knife from the original family, who indicted that the knife was made Tyler, Texas. The knife was displayed in the Confederate States Armory and Museum from its conception to its closing. The hand forged clip point blade measures 12-7/8” in length and is slightly curved. Knife measures 17-1/2” overall. The blade shows its hand forged construction and a series of forging flaws. The hand forged iron ‘D’ guard attaches to the top of the antler grip. The knife is complete with its original black leather scabbard with pewter mounts, the top mount has a tin belt loop on the back. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with scattered marks from use and some darker areas, there are a few nicks to the edge. The guard retains an undisturbed dark brown patina. Grip is very good. Scabbard shows a couple minor cracks and some losses to surface crazing. A very nice Confederate ‘D’ guard Bowie with excellent provenance. DMG 3,000 - 5,000

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1679 - LOT OF 3: 1902 DATED KRAG BAYONET, RIA 03 BAYONET AND CASE BOWIE KNIFE IN ORIGINAL FACTORY BOX. Consists of: (A) Krag 30/40 Rifle Bayonet dated 1902. CONDITION: Very good with bright blade, remainder of the metal mostly grey with areas of dark staining. (B) Model 1903 Bayonet marked “R.I.A. 1918”, arsenal shortened. CONDITION: Good with sharpened blade and brown finish, excellent brown plastic grips. Scabbard shows wear to its green finish. (C) Case 1836 Bowie Hunter knife contained within its original box. CONDITION: Knife in excellent condition, scabbard shows areas of discoloration, box with edge wear. DG 300 - 400

1680 - COLLECTORS LOT OF 2 WORLD WAR II JOHNSON RIFLE BAYONETS WITH SCABBARDS. Blade Length: (A) 7 - 3/4” (B) 7 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 12” (B) 12” Lot consists of (A) World War II production of the triangular bladed bayonet for the Johnson Model 1941 rifle with leather scabbard. This is the finest example we have ever seen as it covered in a brown translucent preservative and is un-used. The scabbard is equally fine with excellent white stitching and clean supple russett leather. CONDITION. Near new with very slight high point wear from storage and chipping of preservative at point. Scabbard is near new. (B) Johnson model 1941 Bayonet with leather scabbard. CONDITION. Very fine with slight finish loss from being mounted on rifle. Most all phosphate finish remains. Scabbard has very minor scuffing from storage, is supple, and stitching is solid. Very fine overall. TDW 400 - 800

1681 - LOT OF 6: GERMAN SA DAGGER, US WORLD WAR I AND WORLD WAR II KNIVES AND FRAZIER CARTRIDGE BOX. Lot consists of: (A) U.S. Model 1918 Trench Knife, brass guard marked “US 1918 L F & C - 1918”, double edge blued blade. Housed in its steel scabbard marked “L F & C 1918”. CONDITION: Guard altered, reducing the cross guard in size. Blade sharpened, retaining about 70% original finish, steel scabbard missing one hook. (B) USN MARK I PAL RH 35 Fighting knife. CONDITION: Blade exhibits scattered dark-grey staining, leather grip very good, scabbard very good. (C) US Johnson Rifle Bayonet with original leather scabbard. CONDITION: Cast steel bayonet showing areas of minor surface rust. Leather scabbard, excellent. (D) USN MK2 Ka-Bar fighting knife, marked on crossguard. CONDITION: Very good showing moderate service wear and retaining about 80% original finish on the blade. (E) US Camillus Fighting Knife. CONDITION: Very good, sharpened blade exhibiting about 80% original finish, leather grip with minor dents. Retaining straps missing from the worn leather scabbard. (F) German SA Dagger, blade marked “Wihl. Kober & Co Suhl”, crossguard marked “Th” for Gau Thuringen. CONDITION: Bright blade sharpened, slightly tipped, wood grip exhibits a few small scattered dents, scabbard retains about 90% of its original anodized brown finish. (G) 1870’s Frazier’s Patent Cartridge Box, interior exhibiting six 45/70 rounds and twelve 45/70 spent rounds. CONDITION: Very good with slight crazing to the black leather finish. DG 1,000 - 1,500

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1682 - LOT OF 4: GERMAN THIRD REICH DAGGERS AND FIGHTING KNIVES Blade Length: (A) 10 - 1/4” (B) 12 - 1/8” (C) 6” (D) 6” Overall Length: (A) 15 - 3/4” (B) 19 - 1/4” (C) 11 - 1/4” (D) 10 3/4” Lot consists of: (A) Heer Dress Dagger, (B) Luftwaffe First Pattern Dress Dagger, (C) German Fighting Knife, (D) World War II German Fighting Knife. (A) The Unmarked Heer Dress Dagger Blade is made of finished steel and exhibits a few scattered light marks. The cross-guard and pommel cap are made of aluminum, and exhibit even patina and darkening throughout. The grip is a late war type with a synthetic plastic over wooden core, and exhibits scattered light marks and discoloration in a few areas from age. The steel scabbard retains approximately 70% of its original darkened finish with scattered light marks LOT - 1682 throughout and one larger ding between the two hanger bands, which does not affect the blade insertion. CONDITION: Overall Very Good. (B) The Luftwaffe 1st Pattern Dress Dagger Blade is maker marked for the firm of “Richard Herder”. The blade exhibits excellent cross-graining, a few light runner streaks and scattered light marks throughout. The cross-guard and pommel cap are made of aluminum with brass swastika inserts. The blue leather wire-bound grip exhibits scattered marks from wear throughout. The scabbard has been painted blue and exhibits scattered marks throughout. It is not clear if the painting of the scabbard was done during the war or post-war. The upper chain bands of the scabbard are made of nickel and show a nice, darkened patina from age. The chain and attachment clip are the early nickel type, which exhibit the same even dark patina as the bands they are attached to. The lower drag scabbard fitting is made of aluminum with a few light marks. The lower fitting is missing one of its retaining screws and does not appear to be original to the dagger. CONDITION: Overall Good. (C) The Blade of the German Fighting Knife exhibits scattered marks and discoloration throughout. The wooden handle shows some discoloration and signs of use. The black painted steel scabbard retains approximately 80% of its original black finish with scattered marks throughout. The leather belt loop and retaining loop show even use, with the button of the retaining loop having pulled through the leather strap. CONDITION: Good. (D) The Blade of the German World War II Fighting Knife is maker marked and plated. The blade exhibits a few scattered marks but is overall in very nice. The guard and pommel are also plated with scattered marks. This example has two synthetic wooden grip plates riveted to the tang, with one side having received a hand carved swastika at some point. The black steel scabbard retains approximately 85% of its original black paint. A simple leather belt loop is riveted to the scabbard. CONDITION: Very good. D.W. 900 - 1,500 1683 - LOT OF 2: US KA-BAR DEEP SEA DIVERS KNIFE AND V44 KNIFE. Consists of: (A) Ka-Bar deep sea diver’s knife, 6-7/8” blade with saw teeth on one edge, ricasso marked “Ka-Bar Reg US Pat Off”, reverse marked “Union Cutlery Co, Olean N.Y.”. The grips are turned wood and the hilt has a brass pommel, and the knife screws into a heavy brass cylindrical scabbard. CONDITION: Very good, the wood handle exhibits a few scattered scuffs and minor dents, the scabbards upper rim displays a shallow dent. Blade is mostly bright with cloudy areas and minor dark staining. (B) US Collins V44 survival knife, ricasso marked “Collins & Co. LEGITIMUS Made in U.S.A. Model No. 18”. Housed in its original tooled leather Collins scabbard. CONDITION: Very good, black composition grips show some chips on the pommel, one brass cross guard bent. Grey blade shows sharpening marks and minor dark staining. Leather scabbard shows breaks at the tip. Very Good 600 - 900

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1684 - LOT OF 5: THIRD REICH SA DAGGER, GRAVITY KNIFE, DRESS BAYONETS, AND HJ DAGGER. Lot consists of: (A) SA dagger, (B) Luftwaffe aircrew gravity knife, (C) and (D) Wehrmacht dress bayonets, and (E) Hitler Youth dagger. (A) SA dagger with a “RZM, M7/81/38” marked blade. Blade has cross graining, with moderate runner and scattered marks, and light freckling and staining on 80%. Blade appears to have been polished and cleaned. The SA motto of “Alles fur Deutschland” is present on the blade, which is also slightly loose. Nickel plated fittings are very good, with bubbling and missing finish over 30-35%. The rosewood grip has a couple of dings. SA emblem with light wear, and eagle are original to the grip and in very good condition. Scabbard is painted black and retains approximately 20-25% of its finish, with freckling in the remaining areas. Nickel plated fittings retain approximately 90% of their finish, with scattered marks. CONDITION: Overall good condition. (B) Luftwaffe gravity knife. Standard issue gravity knife to both Luftwaffe aircrew and Fallschirmjaeger, with a “Paul Weyersberg, Solingen” and “ROSTFREI” marked stainless blade. Blade has been badly sharpened, with marks throughout. Side spring is undamaged and LOT - 1684 knife still functions properly. Wooden grips are very dry with several dings and a crack near the hook. Spike is loose and has the proper “LuftAmp” stamp. CONDITION: Overall very good. (C) Dress bayonet with a “Eickhorn, Solingen” marked blade with light runner and scattered marks in excellent plus condition. Blade is slightly loose. Grips are excellent, and nickel plated fittings have patina throughout. Scabbard retains 85-90% of its original black painted finish, with areas of freckling and dullness. Correct black leather dress frog is attached, as well as a portepee. CONDITION: Excellent plus. (D) Dress bayonet with a “WKC” marked blade with a partial false edge on the top. Blade has with light runner and scattered marks in excellent plus condition. Grips are excellent, and nickel plated fittings are dull with light freckling and patina. Scabbard retains 75-80% of its original black painted finish, with areas of freckling. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. (E) Hitler Youth with a “A.W. JR” marked blade with the remaining motto etching being very faint. Blade has light freckling and staining throughout, and is in good condition. Grips are dirty and the front panel is cracked below the rivet, and the opposite side has a gap between the grip and the handle. Nickel plated steel fittings are dull with freckling to approximately 50% of the plating. Scabbard has a German name etched in the black finish on the back, and overall retains less than 50% of its black painted finish. Leather hanger is intact. CONDITION: Overall good. WZ 500 - 900 1685 - RARE LAWNDALE CALIFORNIA R.W. “BOB” LOVELESS 5” UTILITY HUNTER. Blade Length: 5” Overall Length: 9 - 7/8” R.W. Loveless was an American knife maker who designed and popularized the hollow ground drop point blade and the use of full tapered tangs. His distinct pattern drop point hunting knives are world renowned and have been the inspiration for many of the custom knife makers today. His early knives such as this one are some of the hardest to acquire as most are treasured in private collections or are still being used today. R.W. Loveless Knife Maker Lawndale, California Straight Utility Hunter #481. The ATS-34 Steel Blade measures 5”. Overall length is 9-7/8”. Full tapered tang construction, brass single guard, beautiful red Micarta handles with stainless pins, lanyard hole. Blade is marked “R.W. LOVELESS MAKER LAWNDALE CALIFORNIA” with serial number at ricasso lightly etched. Housed in a “R.W. LOVELESS MAKER” signed well fitting scabbard that appears to be original to the knife. CONDITION: Very fine and exceptional. Markings are crisp and well defined. Red micarta panels are very fine. Stainless pin and brass liners are very fine. Scabbard is excellent with leather being supple and stitching being very solid and intact. Bob Loveless passed away in September of 2010. This is one of the finest Lawndale examples we have seen to date. TDW 3,500 - 5,500

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1686 - WILSON COMBAT PANTHERA FIGHTER WITH CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY. Serial No. 6 Blade Length: 8 - 1/4” Overall Length: 13 - 3/8” Produced by Wilson Combat and David Broadwell this Tactical fighter is number 6 of a limited run of only 10 knives. Crafted from Elmax Stainless steel with a 8 - 1/4 inch hand ground blade. Double stainless steel guard with Hawaiian Koa wood handles. Overall length 13 - 3/8 inches. Housed in smooth back fitted scabbard with polished nickel snaps. Also accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed by Ryan Wilson. CONDITION: Very fine to as new. Knife is as new, scabbard has several very minor impressions in leather from storage. TDW 550 - 850

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1687 - DESIRABLE SCAGEL LARGE HUNTER FIXED BLADE KNIFE WITH STAG BUTT. Blade Length: 6 - 1/8” Overall Length: 11 - 1/8” Produced by one of the most respected and influential knifesmiths ever known to the Americas and one of the very few Scagel handmade knives ever offered for sale. It has 6 - 1/8” slightly turned down blade with 5 - 3/4 false edge back grind, 11 - 1/8” overall. It has brass hand guard with red fiber and German silver spacers and a stacked leather handle with pinned stag pommel, slightly turned down. Left side of the blade has Mr. Scagel’s cartouche known as the “Kriss” mark. Accompanied by what is probably its original brown leather sheath with brass button. William Scagel, commonly considered to be the grandfather of modern, custom handmade knives, lived and worked and made his knives in Michigan primarily in the 1920’s and 1930’s producing very functional and durable hunting knives. During World War II he made many fighting knives for troops going off to war. William Scagel’s work became the inspiration for “Bo” Randall who emulated his knife designs. This pattern later became known as the Model 3 Hunter when copied by Randall. CONDITION: Good. Blade shows sharpening with areas of cleaned pitting with a very vivid Kriss mark. Wide red fiber spacer in the handle is very fine as is handle and pommel are extremely fine. The stag pommel shows light wear with a wonderful aged and authentic patina. Sheath is very fine and leather is rigid. Stitching is strong and intact. TDW 4,500 - 6,000

LOT - 1687

1688 - RANDALL RICK BOWLES SKINNER KNIFE WITH IVORY RB SCRIMSHAW INLAY, SHEATH AND CASE. Serial No. 129 Blade Length: 3 - 1/2” Overall Length: 9 - 3/8” Rare offering of the Rick Bowles custom skinner with 4-1/2” stainless blade with Randall Made Knives marking on ricasso. Nickel silver one pattern guard with matching nickel spacers. Blade marked “BOWLES SKINNER 129” on right side. Walnut handle with inset ivory panel with masterfully scrimshawed Pronghorn Antelope on left side of handle. Compass factory installed in but and housed in the original Randal “Rick Bowles” custom scabbard that is signed and dated 2010 on back. Rick Bowles has been a master scrimshaw artist for Randall Made knives for many years and is recognized as one of the premier artist in his field. CONDITION. Pristine with no evidence of use. TDW 2,000 - 3,000

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1689 - FANTASTIC RANDALL MADE KNIVES - EARLY BO RANDALL PRODUCED MINIATURE MODEL 18 SURVIVAL ATTACK. Blade Length: 3 - 1/2” Overall Length: 6 - 1/2” Very early handmade Randall Model 18 Survival Attack with early Johnson Roughback scabbard with nickel snap. These early miniatures were produced under Bo Randall and pre-date the later widely produced miniatures sold by Randall Made knives. Typically given as special gifts by the knifesmith himself, these are very rarely ever encountered. 3-1/2” stainless Randall marked blade with traditional Model 18 tubular handle, flat double guard and removable butt cap. These are cruder and not serial numbered like the later commercially produced examples. This is the first opportunity for Morphy Auction to ever offer an early Bo Randall produced miniature and a rare opportunity. CONDITION: Very fine with knife being as new, scabbard has slight discoloration from being on display but no distress or use. TDW 2,000 - 3,000

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1690 - WONDERFUL PAIR OF EARLY RANDALL FISHERMAN/HUNTER MODEL 7 AND LITTLE GAME MODEL 21 WITH INDIAN STAG HANDLES. Blade Length: (A) 2 - 3/4” (B) 3 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 7 - 1/2” (B) 8 - 7/8” Lot consists of: (A) Randall Model 21 Little Game with stainless blade and brass single guard. Indian stag handle with early wide spacers. Houses in proper Johnson/Randall roughback scabbard with polished nickel snap. CONDITION: Very fine with no indication of use. (B) Early Randall Model Fisherman/ Hunter with 4 -1/2” carbon steel blade with brass single guard and wide red and black spacers. Indian stag handle. Housed in proper and original Johnson/Randall roughback scabbard with polished nickel snap. CONDITION: Pristine with no indication of use. TDW 1,200 - 1,800 LOT - 1690

1691 - RANDALL RICK BOWLES SKINNER NO. 237 WITH SHEATH AND CASE. Serial No. 237 Blade Length: 4 - 1/2” Overall Length: 9 - 1/4” Rare offering of the Rick Bowles custom skinner with 4-1/2” stainless blade with Randall Made Knives marking on ricasso. Nickel silver ‘1’ pattern guard with matching nickel spacers. Blade marked “BOWLES SKINNER 237” on right side. Highly figured walnut handle with polished dural but with single spacer and wrist thong. Housed in the original Randal “Rick Bowles” custom scabbard that is signed and dated 2010 on back. Rick Bowles has been a master scrimshaw artist for Randall Made knives for many years and is recognized as one of the premier artist in his field. CONDITION: Pristine with no evidence of use. TDW 1,000 - 1,500

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1692 - SPLENDID PAIR OF CUSTOM ORDERED RANDALL MODEL TROUT AND BIRD AND OLD STYLE TROUT AND BIRD KNIVES WITH SCABBARDS AND CASES Blade Length: (A) 3 - 3/8” (B) 3 - 1/8” Overall Length: (A) 8 - 3/8” (B) 8 - 1/4” Lot consists of: (A) Special order Randall Model 8 Old style Trout & Bird with 4” stainless blade with reduced brass guard and Desert Ironwood handle with brass butt. Houses in Randall marked black scabbard. CONDITION: New and unused. (B) Contemporary Randall Model 8 Trout & Bird with 4” drop point blade with Randall touchmark on left side. Nickel silver guard with silver spacers and polished Buffalo horn handle with bright polished duralumin butt. Housed in Randall marked black leather scabbard. CONDITION: Pristine with no use. TDW 1,000 - 1,500 1693 - SPECIAL ORDER RANDALL TROUT & BIRD WITH NEVER BEFORE SEEN MUSK-OX HORN HANDLE Blade Length: 4” Overall Length: 8 - 1/4”

LOT - 1692

Unique and never before seen Randall Model 8 Trout & Bird with 4” stainless steel blade with Randall marking on left side. Single brass guard with red and brass spacers, and matching brass butt cap. Vibrant highly polished musk ox handle. Housed in factory marked Randall scabbard with “8-4X” marking indicating Model 8 and old style Trout & Bird grind. CONDITION: Pristine with absolutely no use or distress. TDW 1,000 - 1,500 1694 - STUNNING CUSTOM RANDALL MODEL 8 WITH IVORY HANDLE AND CROCODILE SCABBARD Blade Length: 4” Overall Length: 8 - 7/16” Special order old style Model 8 Randall known as the Trout & Bird with 4” stainless steel blade with top cutting edge fully sharpened Randall custom fitted with African elephant tusk tip handle with wrist thong. Single nickel silver guard with dural spacers. Housed in a special order Sullivan produced for Randall crocodile leather scabbard. This is truly a one of a kind unique Randall knife. CONDITION. Very good with no use evident. The ivory has attained a pleasant mellow patina and the scabbard is wonderfully ribbed from an adult croc. TDW 800 - 1,200

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1695 - LOT OF 2: RANDALL MINIATURE KNIVES - A MODEL 3 AND A MODEL 25, WITH SHEATHS AND CASES. Serial No. (A) 1448 (B) 841 Blade Length: (A) 3” (B) 3” Overall Length: (A) 6 - 15/16 (B) 6 - 5/8” This Miniature Model 25 Trapper by Randall Made Knives features a satin finished drop point blade with notched thumb grip. Randall touch mark on left side with (S) for stainless. The Indian stag and sole leather handle with brass guard and brass butt cap with brass spacers is identical to the full sized example. Each miniature Randall model has a transponder in the handle matching the serial number of the knife, in this case “841”. Comes with brown leather sheath and a Randall zippered case. CONDITION: As new. (B) This Miniature Model 3 Hunter by Randall Made Knives features a satin finished up-swept point blade. Unique Randall knives touchmark with “M” for miniature. Brass guard and butt cap with Indian stag handle. Each miniature Randall model has a transponder in the handle matching the serial number of the knife, in this case “1448”. Comes with brown leather sheath and a Randall zippered case. CONDITION: Pristine. TDW 800 - 1,200 LOT - 1695

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1696 - PRIME LOT OF 2: RANDALL MINIATURE MODEL 25 AND MODEL 3 KNIVES WITH SHEATHS AND CASES. Serial No. (A) 661 (B) 610 Blade Length: (A) 2 - 7/8” (B) 2 - 7/8” Overall Length: (A) 6 - 5/8” (B) 6 - 13/16” Lot consists of: (A) This LOT - 1696 Miniature Model 25 Trapper by Randall Made Knives features a satin finished drop point blade with notched thumb grip. Randall Made touchmark on left side with (S) for stainless. Has stag and sole leather handle with brass spacers and brass butt cap. Each miniature Randall model has a transponder in the handle matching the serial number of the knife, in this case “661”. Comes with brown leather sheath and a Randall zippered case. CONDITION: Pristine. (B) This Miniature Model 3 Hunter by Randall Made Knives features a satin finished up-swept Bowie type point blade. Randall Made touchmark on left side of blade with “M” for miniature. The Indian Stag handle has a brass guard and brass butt cap. Each miniature Randall model has a transponder in the handle matching the serial number of the knife, in this case “610”. Comes with brown leather sheath and a Randall zippered case. CONDITION: Pristine. TDW 800 - 1,200 1697 - COLLECTORS LOT OF 2: RANDALL MINIATURE 14 AND RKS KNIVES WITH SHEATHS AND CASES. Serial No. (A) 907 (B) 1470 Blade Length: (A) 2 - 7/8” (B) 3 - 1/8” Overall Length: (A) 6 - 5/8” (B) 6 - 5/8” Lot consists of: (A) This Miniature Model 5 by Randall Made Knives features a satin finished drop point blade with notched thumb grip. Unique Randall trademark on left side of blade with (M) for miniature. The handle has a brass guard, black micarta grip and lanyard hole. Each miniature Randall model has a transponder in the handle matching the serial number of the knife, in this case “RKS907/4812”. Comes with brown leather sheath and a Randall zippered case. CONDITION: As new. (B) This Miniature Model 14 Attack by Randall Made Knives features a satin finished drop point blade. Unique Randall trademark on left side of blade with “M” for miniature. The handle has a double brass guard, black micarta finger groove grip and wrist thong hole. Each miniature Randall model has a transponder in the handle matching the serial number of the knife, in this case “1470”. Comes with brown leather sheath and a Randall zippered case. CONDITION: As new. TDW 800 - 1,200

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1698 - COLLECTORS LOT OF 2: RANDALL MINIATURE MODEL 1 AND 14 KNIVES WITH SHEATHS AND CASES. Serial No. (A) 975 (B) 2621 Blade Length: (A) 3 - 1/8” (B) 3” Overall Length: (A) 7” (B) 6 - 3/4” Lot consists of: (A) This Miniature 14 Attack by Randall Made Knives features a satin finished drop point blade. Unique Randall Made touchmark with “M” for miniature. The handle has a double brass guard, black finger groove micarta grip wrist thong. Each miniature Randall model has a transponder in the handle matching the serial number of the knife, in this case “2621”. Comes with brown leather sheath and a Randall zippered case. CONDITION: As new. (B) This Miniature Model 1 Fighter by Randall Made Knives features a satin finished drop point blade with notched thumbrest. Unique Randall touchmark with “M” for miniature The handle has a double nickel silver guard, black micarta grip and dural butt. Each miniature Randall model has a transponder in the handle matching the serial number of the knife, in this case “975”. Comes with brown leather sheath and a Randall zippered case. CONDITION: Pristine. TDW 800 - 1,200

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1699 - LOT OF 2: MINIATURE RANDALL MINIATURE MODEL 1 AND RKS KNIVES WITH SHEATHS AND CASES. Serial No. (A) 1285 (B) 1066 Blade Length: (A) 2 - 3/4” (B) 3” Overall Length: (A) 6 - 3/4” (B) 6 - 3/4” Lot consists of: (A) This Miniature Model 1 fighter by Randall Made Knives features a satin finished drop point blade with notched thumb grip. Double nickel silver guard with black micarta handle and dural butt cap. Unique Randall touchmark with “M” indicating miniature. Each miniature Randall model has a transponder in the handle matching the serial number of the knife, in this case “1066”. Comes with brown leather sheath and a Randall zippered case. CONDITION: As new. (B) This Miniature Model 5 by Randall Made Knives features a satin finished drop point blade with notched thumb grip. Unique Randall touchmark with (M) for miniature. The handle has a brass guard, black micarta grip wrist thong. Each miniature Randall model has a transponder in the handle matching the serial number of the knife, in this case “RKS 1285/5299”. Comes with brown leather sheath and a Randall zippered case. CONDITION: As new. TDW 800 - 1,200 1700 - RANDALL MODEL 18 ATTACK SURVIVAL KNIFE WITH SCULL CRUSHER. Blade Length: 5 - 1/2” Overall Length: 11” LOT - 1699

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Designed during the Vietnam conflict the Model 18 Attack Survival knife was the prized possession of many Special Forces personnel over seas. The Model 18 Attack is fitted with a 5-1/2” stainless steel blade with sawteeth option (for cutting Plexiglas in downed helicopters). Flat double brass guard with tubular handle with exterior checkering for grasping. Handle is hollow for storage and shaft attachment if desired. Removable brass cap with special order scull crusher top. Housed in smooth back black Randall trademarked scabbard with oil stone pouch and stone. CONDITION: Pristine and as new with no indication of use. TDW 600 - 900 1701 - SPECIAL ORDER RANDALL COMBAT COMPANION KNIFE WITH IRONWOOD HANDLE AND SHEATH. Blade Length: 4” Overall Length: 9 - 1/2” Very uncommon and rarely found Randall Combat Companion. 5” stainless steel blade with Randall marking on left side. Double brass guard with red and brass spacers, and special order finger groove ironwood handle with brass butt and matching spacers. Housed in the original Randall trademarked smooth back scabbard fitted with oil stone pouch and stone. The Combat Companion is a dealer special order knife and is rarely encountered. CONDITION: Pristine and as new with no distress. TDW 600 - 900

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1702 - SCARCE RANDALL MODEL 23 GAMEMASTER KNIFE WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 4 - 1/2” Overall Length: 9” The Model 23 Gamemaster was developed by Bo Randall for the serious Hunter/Outdoorsman who needed a sturdy heavy duty knife that could hold up to vigorous use without failure. 4-1/2” carbon steel blade of 1/4” thick blade stock with top of blade sharpened, and the top of blade notched and serrated for thumb placement. Heavy single brass guard with synthetic spacers and a heavy Indian stag handle with brass plate. Housed in a smooth back Randall trademarked scabbard with oil stone pouch and stone. These heavy duty knives are rarely found and truly are one of the most practical of all Randall Outdoorsman knives. CONDITION: As new with no use. TDW 600 - 900

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1703 - CLASSIC PAIR OF RANDALL MADE COMBAT KNIVES Blade Length: (A) 7 - 1/2” (B) 8” Overall Length: (A) 12 - 1/4” (B) 13”

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Lot consists of (A) Randall Model 18 Attack & Survival knife with 7 - 1/2” stainless blade with sawteeth option (for cutting Plexiglas in helicopter crashes) and double brass guard. Tubular hollow handle with removable brass butt cap for storage and for application of spear staff if so needed. Housed in its proper Randall marked russet leather scabbard with paracord for tie down. The Model 18 was introduced during the Vietnam conflict period and saw extensive use at that time and was cherished by soldiers and Marines in country. CONDITION: Very fine with slight handling evident but no distress or additional sharpening. Scabbard is supple with solid stitching. (B) Randall Model 1 Fighter with 8” stainless steel blade. Randall Orlando marking with double brass guard and sole leather handle with Duralumin butt cap. Russet leather scabbard with oil stone pouch and stone. Nickel smooth snaps and Randall trademark on rear of scabbard. CONDITION: Very good with a trace of re-sharpening. Leather handle is slightly soiled but excellent. Scabbard is very good with slight wear from storage. TDW 1,000 - 1,500 1704 - COLLECTORS LOT OF THREE RARE RANDALL MADE KNIVES WITH SCABBARDS Blade Length: (A) 5” (B) 8” (C) 4 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 9 - 1/2” (B) 12 - 3/4” (C) 9” Lot consists of (A) Randall Model 2-5, letter opener or boot knife with dual brass forward swept guard, sole leather handle and brass butt with wrist thong. Randall Made knives marking on left ricasso with “S” for stainless steel. Housed in smooth back Randall scabbard with Randall marked snap and marked 2-5C on back. CONDITION: Very fine with slight handling only. (B) Randall Model 2-8 Fighting Stiletto with 8” stainless blade. double brass guard with brass butt and sole leather handle. Randall Made Knives marking on ricasso. Houses in smooth back Randall scabbard marked 2-8 on back. CONDITION: Very fine with no evident use and slight handling and soiling on scabbard. Oil stone is unused. (C) Randall Dealer Special order for A G Russel. 4 - 1/2” drop point blade of Swedish 01 tool steel with Randall made knives marking on left side. Desert Ironwood handle with brass single guard with brass spacers and uncommon brass plate butt. Serial numbered on spine #63. These rare knives were sold only by A G Russel but the quantity is unknown. Housed in a smooth back Randall scabbard with Randall snaps and marked Randall A G Russel Special on back. CONDITION: Pristine with no evidence of use. TDW 1,000 - 1,500

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1705 - ENORMOUS RANDALL MODEL 13 ARKANSAS TOOTHPICK. Blade Length: 12” Overall Length: 17 - 1/2” A full 12 inch carbon steel dual edge blade with Randall Made Knives marking at ricasso. Brass double lugged guard with sole leather handle and duralumin butt cap. Housed in in its proper smooth back Randall scabbard with sharpening stone and Randall marked snap. CONDITION: Pristine with absolutely no evidence of use. Scabbard is equally fine. TDW 800 - 1,250

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1706 - SPECIAL ORDER RANDALL ALASKAN SKINNER WITH IVORY HANDLE. Blade Length: 3 - 1/4” Overall Length: 8 - 3/4”

LOT - 1706

The rarely encountered Alaskan Skinner is a desirable Randall collectible. This example is special ordered with a 3 - 1/4 inch stainless blade and custom nickel silver guard with collar. Fitted with elephant ivory tip handle and housed in the Randal trademarked scabbard. The knife is with its original shipping box and white meat wrapping paper with the description noted upon it. 11-3-1/4 NCS, CW2. We believe the CW2 indicates customer supplied ivory. CONDITION: Pristine with no distress. Ivory grip has attained a pleasant patina. Scabbard is equally fine with no indication of use. Unique. TDW 800 - 1,200 1707 - FABULOUS PAIR OF RANDALL MADE KNIVES IN AS NEW CONDITION Blade Length: (A) 7” (B) 5” Overall Length: (A) 11 - 5/8” (B) 9 - 3/4”

LOT - 1707

Lot consists of (A) Randall Model 1 Fighter with 7” stainless blade with Randall Made marking on left side at ricasso. Double brass guard with brass spacers and special order finger groove rosewood handle with matching polished brass butt cap. Housed in its original black leather scabbard with oil stone pouch and stone with Randall snaps. Smooth back scabbard is marked with Randall trademark on rear and “7” for blade length. CONDITION: Pristine with no indication of use. (B) Randall Model 25 Trapper with 5” stainless blade and appropriate Randall markings on left side of blade. Single brass guard with dural spacers and sole leather grip with center of grip being Indian Stag. Duralumin butt cap with wrist thong. This is by far one of the most attractive Randall knives produced and one of the most piratical. The 1/4 inch thick blade with its full length false edge is made for serious outdoor use and the knife is housed in its proprietary scabbard with oil stone pouch and stone. CONDITION: As new and without use. TDW 800 - 1,200 1708 - DESIRABLE PAIR OF RANDALL MADE COMBAT KNIVES WITH SCABBARDS. Blade Length: (A) 7 - 1/2” (B) 5 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 12” (B) 10” Lot consists of (A) Randall Model 14 attack with 7 - 1/2” carbon steel blade made of 01 Swedish Tool Steel with double nickel silver guard and black micarta finger groove handle with wrist thong. Housed in Randall black leather scabbard with oil stone pouch and stone. CONDITION: Pristine with no evidence of use. (B) Randall Model 15 Airman with 5 - 1/2” stainless steel blade with double nickel silver guard and special order pea green Micarta handle with finger grooves and wrist thong. This green handle is to have a more camouflage appearance and to replicate the earlier Tenite handles used in the early 1960’s by Randall. Housed in a black leather Randall trademark scabbard with oil stone pouch and stone. CONDITION: As new with no distress. TDW 800 - 1,200 1709 - RANDALL MODEL 12 SMITHSONIAN WITH IVORY GRIPS. Blade Length: 11” Overall Length: 16 - 1/4”

LOT - 1708 Massive 11” carbon steel blade with Randall made touchmark on left side of blade. Sharpened top of Bowie blade for 4 - 1/2”. Made of 1/2” blade stock and fitted with double forward swept nickel silver guard with matching nickel silver collar. Elephant ivory handle with nickel silver buttcap with black spacer. Comes with smoothback Randall Orlando marked scabbard with pouch for oilstone and “RANDALL MADE” snap. CONDITION: Very good with no blade use or sharpening. Guard and buttcap are tarnished and just need cleaning. Ivory grip has full length shrinkage crack from age. Scabbard shows light handling and staining at guard from storage. TDW 800 - 1,200 LOT - 1709

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1710 - COLLECTORS LOT OF ONE EARLY RANDALL MODEL 12 AND CONTEMPORARY MODEL 14 Blade Length: (A) 8” (B) 7 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 13” (B) 12” (A) Classic early production Randall Model 12 Bear Bowie with 8” up swept blade with early small Randall Orlando marking on left side. Carbon blade with forward swept double guard with wide red, white and black spacers. Smooth walnut handle with no butt cap. Housed in appropriate rough back Johnson pattern scabbard with Randall trademark and marked 12-8. CONDITION: Good as repolished. The blade is full length and Randall marking is light from repolish. Scabbard is very good with bright nickel snap, supple leather and solid stitching. (B) Randall Model 14 Attack with 7-1/2” stainless steel blade. Double brass guard with black micarta handle with finger grooves and wrist thong. Housed in Randall trademarked russet scabbard with white stitching, oil stone pouch and stone. CONDITION: Excellent with evidence of light use on blade and a full length scratch from sharpening. TDW 750 - 1,250

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1711 - RARE LOVELESS LAWNDALE DROP POINT FIXED BLADE KNIFE. Blade Length: 4 - 3/4” Overall Length: 9 - 3/8”

1712 - LOVELESS LAWNDALE DROP POINT FIXED BLADE KNIFE. Blade Length: 4” Overall Length: 8 - 1/2”

R.W. Loveless was an American knife maker who designed and popularized the hollow ground drop point blade and the use of full tapered tangs. His distinct pattern drop point hunting knives are world renown and have been the inspiration for many of the custom knife makers today. His early knives such as this one are some of the hardest to acquire as most are treasured in private collections or are still being used today. R.W. Loveless Knife Maker Lawndale, California Straight hunter knife #S-035. The ATS-34 Steel Blade measures 4 - 3/4”. Overall length is 9 - 3/8”. Full tapered tang construction, Nickel silver guard, beautiful Desert Ironwood handles with brass/stainless pins, lanyard hole. Blade is marked “R.W. LOVELESS MAKER LAWNDALE CALIFORNIA” with serial number at ricasso deeply etched. Housed in a unsigned but numbers matching well fitting scabbard that appears to be period. This unique example has brass inset at top and bottom of handle that is cross checkered for grasping, which appears original and authentic. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Markings are crisp and well defined. Desert Ironwood grip panels are very fine and highly figured. Stainless pin and brass liners are very fine. Scabbard is excellent with leather being supple and stitching being very solid and intact. Bob Loveless passed away in September of 2010. TDW 3,500 - 5,500

R.W. Loveless was an American knife maker who designed and popularized the hollow ground drop point blade and the use of full tapered tangs. His distinct pattern drop point hunting knives are world renown and have been the inspiration for many of the custom knife makers today. His early knives such as this one are some of the hardest to acquire as most are treasured in private collections or are still being used today. R.W. Loveless Knife Maker Lawndale, California Straight hunter knife #S-302. The ATS-34 Steel Blade measures 4”. Overall length is 8 - 1/2”. Full tapered tang construction, Nickel silver guard, beautiful antler stag handles with brass/stainless pins, lanyard hole. Blade is marked “R.W. LOVELESS MAKER LAWNDALE CALIFORNIA” with serial number at ricasso lightly etched. Housed in a unsigned well fitting scabbard that appears to be period to the knife. CONDITION: Very fine with evidence of an earlier repolish and minor micro sized pitting at top edge. Markings are crisp and well defined. Stag grip panels are very fine and well defined stag antler pattern. Stainless pin and brass liners are very fine. Scabbard is excellent with leather being supple and stitching being very solid and intact. Bob Loveless passed away in September of 2010. TDW 3,500 - 5,500

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1713 - LOT OF 5: MARBLES SAFETY AXES AND VARIOUS PARTS. Lot consists of: (A) “Marbles Arms & MFG Co. Gladstone Mich. USA Patd. 1898” struck on safety guard of this pick-axe. 11” overall. Locking pick is in working order. Front and back handle scales marked “MARBLES”. Circa 1920’s. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA No. 2-1/2 axe with nail puller on safety guard. Both front and back scale of handle marked “MARBLES”. Circa 1920’s. CONDITION: Excellent. (C) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA No. 5 Safety axe. 11” overall with wood handle. “MARBLES ARMS & MFG CO. GLADSTONE MICH. USA” struck on guard. Circa 1920’s. CONDITION: Excellent. (D) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA No. 2 safety axe. 11” overall. “MARBLE ARMS & MFG CO. GLADSTONE MICH. USA PAT’D 1890”. Circa 1920’s. CONDITION: Excellent. (E) Various handle parts, sheath, and guard parts. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. 1,000 - 1,200

LOT - 1713

1714 - LOT OF 3: MARBLES “WOODCRAFT” FIXED BLADE KNIVES. Blade Length: (ALL) 4 - 1/2” Overall Length: (ALL) 8 - 3/8” Lot consists of: (A) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA 4-1/2” blade, overall 8-3/8”. Handled in genuine stag with correct sheath and signed safety strap. (B) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA 4-1/2” blade, overall 8-3/8”. Handled in genuine stag with correct sheath and signed safety strap. (C) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA 4-1/2” blade, overall 8-3/8”. Handled in stacked leather with aluminum crown, correct sheath, and signed safety strap. Circa 1923-1945. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. 800 - 1,200

LOT - 1714

1715 - LOT OF 6: MARBLES FIXED BLADES. Blade Length: Varies Overall Length: Varies Lot consists of: (A) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Ideal 5” blade, overall 9”. Handled in stacked leather with aluminum crown and full brass guard. Correct sheath with signed safety snap. Circa post-1943. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Ideal 5” blade, overall 8-7/8”. Handled in stacked leather with aluminum crown. Correct leather sheath. Circa 1930’s. CONDITION: Very good. (C) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Ideal 4-7/8” blade, overall 8-3/4”. Handled in stacked leather with aluminum crown and full brass guard. Circa post-1943. CONDITION: Good. (D) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Woodcraft 4-1/2” blade, overall 8-1/4”. Handled in stacked leather with Bakelite crown. Correct sheath with signed safety snap. Circa 1930’s. CONDITION: Excellent. (E) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Woodcraft 4-3/8” blade, overall 8”. Handled in stacked leather with aluminum crown. Correct sheath with signed safety snap. Circa 1930’s. CONDITION: Fair. (F) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Woodcraft 4-3/8” blade, 8-1/4” overall. handled in stacked leather with lignum vitae crown. Correct sheath with signed safety snap. Circa 1940’s. CONDITION: Excellent. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. 800 - 1,200

LOT - 1715

1716 - LOT OF 2: MARBLES FOLDERS. Blade Length: (A) 5 - 1/4” (B) 4 - 1/2” LOT - 1716 Lot consists of: (A) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA 5-1/4” one blade folding safety Hunter handled in stag. Both scales are near mint without cracks. Blade has strong snap in both open and close direction, along with excellent half stop. Blade turn pin had been changed. Knife still retains original “swing guard”. Circa post-World War II. CONDITION: Very good. (B) MSA Co. 4-1/2” three part folding Fish knife, handled in nickel silver. Blade is full width and length. Circa 1920’s. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. 700 - 900

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1717 - LOT OF 3: MARBLES FIXED BLADE KNIVES. Blade Length: Varies Overall Length: Varies Lot consists of: (A) Marbles Gladstone Mich. commercial combat jet pilot’s survival knife with a 6” sawback saber ground clip point blade, handled in stacked leather with polished mounts. Correct leather sheath with sharpening stone. Circa 1957. (B) Brown Show Co. St. Louis USA (front tang) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA (back tang) Woodcrest with 4-3/16” blade, large and deep stamp on blade face reads “BUST BROWN HEALTH SHOES”. Overall 8”. Correct sheath signed “BUSTER BROWN SHOES”. Circa 1930’s. CONDITION: Very good. (C) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Woodcraft with 4-1/2” blade, overall 8-1/2”. Handled in stacked leather with aluminum crown. Correct sheath with embossed moose head. Circa post-1945. CONDITION: Near mint. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. 700 - 900 1718 - LOT OF 6: MARBLES FIXED BLADE KNIVES. Blade Length: Varies Overall Length: Varies

LOT - 1717

Lot consists of: (A) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Woodcraft 4-1/2” blade, overall 8-1/2”. Handled in stacked leather with aluminum crown. Correct sheath with signed safety strap. Circa 1940’s. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Woodcraft 4-3/8”, overall 8”. Handled in stacked leather with stag crown. Early version with cross hatched thumb grip, back tang marked “PATENT PEND”. No sheath. Circa pre-1916. CONDITION: Good. (C) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Expert 5” blade, overall 9”. Handled in stacked leather with aluminum crown. Correct sheath with embossed moose head. Circa post-1945. CONDITION: Excellent. (D) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Woodcraft 4-1/2” blade, overall 8-3/8”. Handled in stacked leather with lignum vitae crown. Incorrect sheath. Circa 1940’s. CONDITION: Very good. (E) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Ideal 6”, overall 10”. Handled in stacked leather with aluminum crown and full brass guard. Correct sheath with embossed moose head. Circa post-1945. CONDITION: Excellent. (F) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Ideal 6” blade, overall 10”. Handled in stacked leather with aluminum crown and full brass guard. Incorrect sheath. Circa post-1943. CONDITION: Good. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. 700 - 900

LOT - 1718

1719 - LOT OF 3: MARBLES HANDY FISH KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 2 - 3/4” (B) 2 - 3/4” (C) 2 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 7 - 1/8” (B) 7 - 1/8” (C) 6 - 3/4” Lot consists of: (A) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Handy Fish knife with 2-3/4” fixed blade, 7-1/8” overall. Handled in hardwood with “FISHING KNIFE” escutcheon. Circa post-World War I. CONDITION: Very good. (B) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Handy Fish knife with 2-3/4” fixed blade, 7-1/8” overall. Handled in hardwood with “FISHING KNIFE” escutcheon. (C) MSA Co. Gladstone Mich. USA Handy Fish knife with 2-1/4” blade, 6-3/4” overall. Circa 1920’s. CONDITION: Fair. Handle is missing the fish escutcheon. Blade is missing brass thumb hold screw. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. 600 - 800 LOT - 1719 1720 - LOT OF 3: MARBLES FISH KNIVES. Blade Length: (B) 4 - 1/2” (C) 4 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 5 - 1/2” Lot consists of: (A) Marbles Trout knife fixed blade, overall 5-1/2”. Circa post-World War I. CONDITION: Fair. (B) MSA Co. safety Fish knife. One blade 4-1/2” three part nickel silver folder. Blade is full length and width. Circa post-World War I. CONDITION: Excellent. (C) MSA Co. safety Fish knife. One blade 4-1/2” three part nickel silver folder. Circa post-World War I. CONDITION: Fair. Blade and handle have hard wear. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. 600 - 800 LOT - 1720 284

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LOT - 1722 LOT - 1721 1721 - LOT OF 3: MARBLES FIXED BLADE KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 10 - 3/4” (B) 6” (C) 5 - 7/8” Overall Length: (A) 15 - 1/4” (B) 10 - 3/4” (C) 10” Lot consists of: (A) Trailmaker 10-3/4” flat ground blade, 15-1/4” overall. Tang stamp not readable. Handled in stacked leather with aluminum crown. Correct sheath with safety strap missing. Circa 1930’s. CONDITION: Good. (B) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Jet Pilot (commercial combat) Survival knife 6” sawback saber ground blade, overall 10-3/4”. Handled in stacked leather with polished mounts. Correct sheath with sharpening stone. Circa 1957. CONDITION: Excellent. (C) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Ideal 5-7/8” blade, overall 10”. Handled in stacked leather with aluminum crown. Correct leather tube sheath. Circa 1930’s. CONDITION: Very good. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. 600 - 800 1722 - LOT OF 6: LATE PRODUCTION (1970’S) MARBLES FIXED BLADE KNIVES. Blade Length: Varies Overall Length: Varies Lot consists of: (A) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Trailmaker 10” blade, overall 15”. Handled in genuine stag. Correct embossed sheath. (B) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Sport Knife 4” blade, 7-1/2” overall. Handled in stag with aluminum crown. Correct sheath. (C) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Ideal 5” flat ground blade, overall 9-1/2”. Handled in stag horn with aluminum crown. Incorrect sheath. (D) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Expert 5” flat ground blade, 9-1/4” overall. Handled in stacked leather with aluminum crown. Correct sheath. (E) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Sport Knife 4” flat ground blade, 8” overall. Handled in wood with aluminum bird’s head pommel. Correct sheath with embossed moose head. (F) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Ideal 5” flat ground blade, overall 9-1/4”. Handled in stag horn with aluminum crown. Correct sheath. Circa 1970’s. CONDITION: Near mint. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. 600 - 800

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LOT - 1723 1723 - LOT OF 3: MARBLES IDEAL FIXED BLADES. Blade Length: (A) 6 - 1/2” (B) 6” (C) 5” Overall Length: (A) 10 - 3/4” (B) 10” (C) 9” Lot consists of: (A) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA 6-1/2” blade, overall 10-3/4”. Handled in stacked leather with stag crown and full brass guard. Correct sheath with signed safety strap. Circa post-1943. CONDITION: Fair to good. (B) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA 6” blade, overall 10”. Handled in stacked leather with Bakelite crown; full brass guard. Correct sheath with signed safety strap. Circa post-1943. CONDITION: Excellent. (C) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA 5” blade, overall 9”. Handled in stacked leather with Bakelite crown; full brass guard. Correct sheath and signed safety strap. Circa post-1943. CONDITION: Very good. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. 600 - 800

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1724 - LOT OF 6: VINTAGE AXES & SPADE AXE HEAD. Blade Length: Varies Overall Length: Varies Lot consists of: (A) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA No. 2-1/2” safety axe with nail puller. 11” overall. “MARBLE ARMS & MFG CO. GLADSTONE MICH. USA PAT’D 1898” marked on guard. Both front and back handle scales marked “MARBLES”. Circa 1930’s. CONDITION: Good. Back scale cracked. (B) Four plain versions including Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA No. 5 safety axe with wood handle. 11” overall. Guard is marked “MARBLES ARMS & MFG CO. GLADSTONE MICH. USA PAT’D 1898”. Circa 1940’s. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA safety axe with wood handle. 12” overall. Guard is marked “MARBLES ARMS & MFG. CO. GLADSTONE MICH. USA PAT’D 1898”. Circa 1940’s. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA safety axe with wood handle. Overall 12”. Axe head is unsigned. Guard is marked “MARBLES SAFETY AXE CO. GLADSTONE MICH. USA PAT 1898”. Circa 1930’s. CONDITION: Very good. Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA No. 6 safety axe with wood handle. Overall 12”. Guard is marked “MARBLES ARMS & MFG CO. GLADSTONE MICH. USA PAT’D 1898”. Circa 1940’s. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. (C) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA non-safety axe with wood handle. Measures 14-1/2”. Circa 1940’s. CONDITION: Very good. (D) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA No. 5 axe head only. Circa 1940’s. CONDITION: Good. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. 800 - 1,200

LOT - 1724 1725 - LOT OF 6: VARIOUS MARBLES FIXED BLADE KNIVES. Blade Length: Varies Overall Length: Varies

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Lot consists of: (A) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Woodcraft 4-1/4” blade, overall 8”. Handled in stacked leather with aluminum crown. Incorrect sheath. Circa 1920’s. CONDITION: Fair. (B) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Outdoor 4-1/4” blade, overall 8-1/2”. Handled in one piece walnut. Correct sheath. Circa 1930’s. CONDITION: Very good. (C) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Ideal 4-3/4” blade, overall 8-3/4”. Handled in wood with aluminum crown. Incorrect sheath. Circa 1970’s. CONDITION: Good. (D) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Expert 4-1/2” blade, 8-1/2” overall. Handled in stacked leather with aluminum crown. Incorrect Boy Scout sheath. Circa 1930’s. CONDITION: Fair. (E) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Ideal 5-3/4” blade, 10” overall. Handled in stag with aluminum crown. Incorrect Marbles sheath. Circa post-1943. CONDITION: Very good. (F) Marbles Gladstone Mich. USA Woodcraft 4-1/2” blade, overall 8-1/2”. Handled in stacked leather with aluminum crown. Incorrect sheath. Circa 1930’s. CONDITION: Fair. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. 600 - 800

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1726 - LOT OF 2: GOOD BOWIE KNIVES, ONE MARKED TRYON. Blade Length: (A) 10 - 7/8” (B) 8 - 7/8” Overall Length: (A) 16 - 1/2” (B) 13 - 5/8” Lot consists of: (A) RP marked clip point bowie knife measures 16-1/2” overall with a straight clip point blade of 10-7/8”. Top of blade engraved with a large “R.P.” on the left side and the other side has a faint inscription with the date 1856. Appears to be French. The iron crossguard has a ball at each end. The burl grip has a double ball brass pommel and a brass ferrule at the base. CONDITION: Blade retains a mottled grey patina, guard retains a grey patina, grip shows some scattered marks from use and brass mounts retain a dark mustard patina. (B) Bowie knife marked Tryon of Philadelphia. Measures 13-5/8” overall with a 8-7/8” clip point blade. Stamped “E.K. TRYON / PHILA” on left side. Scalloped steel guard terminating in a ball at both ends. Bone grips with faux antler design on both sides. CONDITION: Blade retains a spotted surface, mostly polished. Guard has been cleaned bright. Grips are excellent. DMG 300 - 500

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1727 - MSA SINGLE SCREW AXE. Overall Length: 11” Patented May 24th, 1898. Overall 11”. Front handle scale is signed “MARBLES SAFETY POCKET AXE MF’D BY WL. MARBLE GLADSTONE MICH”. Back handle scale depicts a dog chasing a rabbit. Circa 1905. CONDITION: Excellent. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. 1,500 - 2,000

LOT - 1727

1728 - MSA SAFETY AXE WITH U BOLSTERS. Overall Length: 11” MSA Safety Axe with an overall of 11”. Front handle scale reads “MARBLES SAFETY POCKET AXE MF’D BY WL MARBLE GLADSTONE MICH”. Back handle scale depicts a dog chasing a rabbit. Circa 1910. CONDITION: Excellent. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. 700 - 900

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1729 - MSA CO. GLADSTONE MICH. USA FOLDING SAFETY HUNTER. Blade Length: 5 - 1/4” MSA 5-1/4” one blade folding Hunter handled in checkered hard rubber. Blade has strong snap in both open and close direction. Knife retains swing guard. Both handle scales read “MARBLE SAFETY AXE CO. GLADSTONE MICH. USA”. Front side of knife has nickel silver bolsters and liner; back side has brass bolsters and liner. Knife has been professionally repaired. Circa 1900 to 1915. CONDITION: Good. PROVENANCE: From the Mel Hrubetz collection. 600 - 800

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LOT - 1730 1730 - LOT OF 12: FIXED BLADE KNIVES BY COBB-DALE, CONNOR-ARTHUR SOPPERA, AND OTHERS. Blade Length: Largest: 9 - 1/2” Smallest 5” Overall Length: Largest: 15” Smallest: 9 - 1/4” Lot consists of: (A) RCO6199 Rhinoceros Head signature on knife tang and sheath. 5 -1/4” clip point fighter. Overall is 9 - 1/2”. Finger grooved horn handle. Correct sheath. CONDITION: Very fine. (B) RCO 9199 Rhinoceros Head signature on knife tang and sheath. 5” clip point fighter. Overall is 9 - 1/2”. Finger grooved horn handle. Correct sheath. CONDITION: Very fine. (C) COBB Massive modern bowie with 9” double edge triangular blade. Overall is 14 - 1/2”. Bowie is handled in brown micarta with oversize heavy steel mounts, full guard, and crown with skull crusher. Correct sheath. CONDITION: Very fine. (D) Dale Cannon (Future Artifacts) stone knife with 5 - 5/8” obsidian blade and banded onyx handle. Overall is 10 - 1/2”. Oak and glass display case included. CONDITION: Very fine. (E) Unsigned Bowie knife replica with 8 - 1/2” clip point blade. Overall is 13- 1/2”. Handled in hardwood with oversized C guard and pommel. No sheath. CONDITION: Very fine. (F) Chinese made massive Bowie wall plaque titled “THE AMERICAN EAGLE BOWIE KNIFE by RONALD VAN RUYCKEVELT” 9 - 1/2” clip point, fully engraved. Overall is 15”. Brass D guard, pommel, and wood handle. All very embellished. No sheath. CONDITION: Very fine. (G) Arthur Soppera Zurich modern replica of 14th-16th century BASELARD. Well made double edge 9 - 7/8” dagger with an overall of 15”. Limited production no. 691 of 700. Hard wood handle with heavy brass full guard and pommel. This weapon was revived by the German Nazi party in 1930’s. Correct sheath complete with two special purpose tools. Sheath is highly embellished by high relief brass human figure. Circa - Contemporary. CONDITION: Very fine in box. (H) ARTHUR SOPPERA ZURICH modern replica of a 14-16th century BASELARD. Well made double edge 9 - 7/8” dagger with an overall of 15”. Limited production no. 672 of 700. hard wood handle with heavy brass full guard and pommel. This weapon was revived by the German Nazi party in the 1930’s. Correct sheath with two special purpose tools. Sheath is highly embellished by high relief brass human figures. Circa - Contemporary. CONDITION: Very fine in box. (I) ARTHUR SOPPERA ZURICH modern replica of a 14th-16th century BASELARD. Well made double edge 9 - 7/8” dagger with an overall of 15”. Limited production no. 574 of 700. Hard wood handle with heavy brass full guard and pommel. This weapon was revived by the German Nazi party in the 1930’s. Correct sheath complete with two special purpose tools. Shaeth is highly embellished by high relief brass human figures. Circa - Contemporary. CONDITION: Very fine in box. (J) Lamson and Goodnow Mfg Co. 7 - 1/2” saber ground clip point. Overall is 12 - 3/8”. Handled in genuine stag and fitted with a brass full guard. Original sheath. Circa 1890’s. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. (K) Unsigned 8 - 1/4” clip point blade. Overall is 12 - 1/4” stag horn handle with full iron guard and mounts. Early sheath included. Circa late 19th century. CONDITION: Fair to good. (L) Unsigned primitive fighter with 7 - 5/8” double edged dagger blade. Handled in stag horn fitted with large oval guard. Overall is 12”. No sheath. Circa mid to late 19th century. CONDITION: Fair to good 500 - 800 1731 - LOT OF 2: CLAUDE MONTJOY CUSTOM HUNTING KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 4 - 1/4” (B) 3 - 5/8” Overall Length: (A) 9” (B) 7 - 5/8” Lot consists of: (A) A matching pair of hunting knives, this large drop point hunter displays its original edge, hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters, and stylized “Montjoy” etch. The full tapered tang is enhanced with colorful dyed burlwood handle scales, dovetailed and secured with polished Corby bolts and red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife, there is slight shrinkage of the handle LOT - 1731 scales. (B) This matching knife is a medium sized drop point hunter with its original edge, hand rubbed finish and stylized “Montjoy” etch. The fileworked and full tapered tang is finished off with a dovetailed and pinned set of colorful, dyed burlwood handle scales and red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife is unused. There is slight shrinkage of the burlwood scales, with scratches on the mark side handle; a few of them a bit deep. Claude Montjoy of Clinton, South Carolina was a knifemaker for almost 30 years when he passed away in 2011 at the age of 74. A member of the South Carolina Association of Knifemakers, Mr. Montjoy was highly skilled in his craft, creating a large variety of styles and types including slipjoints, interframes, hunters and fighters. 300 - 400

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1732 - LOT OF 2: CONTEMPORARY KNIFE SETS IN LOCKING DISPLAY CASES. Blade Length: Varies Overall Length: Varies Lot consists of: (A) Wood and glass locking display with nine folders, the largest of which is a 4-1/2” one blade heavy Trapper, smallest is a two blade 2-3/4” “Peanut” The popular two blade tra