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EDGED WEAPONS, ARMOR &

MilitariA June 12 & 13, 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.

CONDITION OF ITEMS

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

our catalog descriptions. MORPHY’S recommends that you personally inspect all items, or enlist a trusted professional to do so for you. o MORPHY’S will only consider a refund when there is a major description discrepancy or authenticity issue that has a major effect on value. Examples that apply are major restoration or repair not described, counterfeits, reproductions or major fabrications. o MORPHY’S will not refund sales with buyers that have disputes regarding a firearm’s bore condition. o If the discrepancy is less than major, MORPHY’S will not under any circumstance provide a refund. This means that if you are purchasing an item and find undisclosed blemishes, finish differences, wood-to-metal fits issues, surface cracks or chips in wood, dings and dents, and other similar differences, it will not qualify for refund consideration. o Should the buyer have a major dispute regarding an item, the buyer must notify MORPHY’S within three (3) days of receipt of the item to receive consideration. MORPHY’S in its sole discretion may provide refunds for major description discrepancies or authenticity issues. Should MORPHY’S deny an authenticity issue dispute of the buyer, and the buyer is not satisfied, the buyer may, at his or her own expense, obtain the written opinion of two mutually agreed upon recognized experts in the field of the disputed item. The final decision of those experts will determine any refund consideration. o There will be no options for refunds of any type beyond 35 calendar days from the auction date. o Paying late and thus receiving items late will not change the limitation on the dates above for refund consideration. MORPHY’S ships items in order of payment. o These terms are available only to the original buyer of record. All sales are final. • Firearms Catalog Designations o A: antique o M: modern (post 1898), Federal Firearms License (FFL) requirements apply o C: curio & relic eligible o N: National Firearms Act / Title II Gun Control Act of 1968 (Class III SOT) requirements apply o 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 (continued...)


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Terms & Conditions 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 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%

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Terms & Conditions BIDDING RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

BID INCREMENTS

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

RESERVES

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

BUYER’S PREMIUM

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

SALES TAX

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

PAYMENT, INTEREST & STORAGE FEES

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


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

PACKING/SHIPPING

• It is the bidder’s responsibility to take shipping, handling, and insurance costs into consideration when bidding on items. • BIDDERS PRESENT AND TAKING ITEMS AFTER AUCTION – Since item liability transfers upon a successful bid, items paid for must be packed, transported and/or removed by the 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 all items to the buyer at the listed address via FedEx or other carriers, FOB Denver, Pennsylvania or FOB Las Vegas, NV or FOB other auction locations. Any risk of loss or damage to the item(s) during transit via FedEx, or any other carrier, in excess of the insurance provided by or purchased from MORPHY’S, is at the risk of the buyer. Any additional insurance coverage should be purchased by the buyer through the carrier. Buyer releases MORPHY’s from any and all claims for loss or damage to any item during transit and agrees to pay all costs of defense, including attorney’s fees, for any claims brought against MORPHY’S for loss or damage occurring during transit. • INSURANCE - Shipping insurance is automatically added, 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. (continued...)


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Terms & Conditions • 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.

AGREEMENT REGARDING GOVERNING LAW, VENUE, AND LEGAL RIGHTS

I hereby understand and agree that any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to MORPHY’S Bidder Terms & Conditions, which includes this provision (hereafter referred to as “Terms & Conditions”), MORPHY’S, or the breach thereof (hereafter referred to as “Claims”), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Pennsylvania, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. I hereby irrevocably submit to the personal jurisdiction of the appropriate court in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in any action or proceeding arising out of or relating to the Claims and their enforcement, and I agree that any and all Claims must be adjudicated, heard, determined, and resolved in said court, and I hereby irrevocably waive any objection on the ground that any such action or proceeding in said court has been brought in an inconvenient forum. MORPHY’S failure to exercise

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

POST SALE RETURN POLICY

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JUNE 12, 2019 Wednesday Session | Auction Starts at 9:00am LOTS: 1,001 - 1,449 Items on Display Approximately 4 weeks prior to Auction Date. Please Call to Confirm.

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DR. FRANK WAGNER COLLECTION

Dr. Frank Wagner wasn’t alive in 1916 when his father rode with the 7th Cavalry into Mexico, chasing revolutionary Pancho Villa. But it wouldn’t take long before he began his collecting of Custer artifacts cavalry books, weapons, and equipment. In 1948 while a high school student, being influenced by his father’s army career in the old horse cavalry, the 7th in particular...plus a gift in 1942 of Annheuser Busch’s “Custer’s Last Fight” lithograph. Seeing “They Died with Their Boots On” and “She Wore A Yellow Ribbon” movies were certainly prodding forces, too. Then a few firearms from his father led into desires for what went with them. After medical school and an invite from Dr. Lawrence Frost to join the Little Big Horn Associates in 1968, his collecting became more intense, expanding into uniforms, saddles, accoutrements, photos, bronzes and art work. These were all acquired at various gun and militaria shows and through the many good and helpful dealers and fellow collectors throughout the country. Needing more room for his collection and a desire to have it on public display, he built his “U.S. Cavalry Museum” over his garage

in 1982 and has enjoyed showing this part of military history to many school children and interested adults and historians though the years. Realizing it was time for his collection to be passed on to the next generation of collectors, he contacted J.D. Julia Auctions a few years ago and now has finalized everything with Morphy Auctions. He wants other cavalry collectors to enjoy and fondly take care of the artifacts as much as he has. As has been said,

“We are only caretakers of history for the future.” These items, along with those being offered from the collection of the late Custer author and historian Glen Swanson, represent some of the rarest Indian War items one could hope to own. Morphy’s is proud to bring Dr. Wagner’s and Mr. Swanson’s Custer and cavalry items to a new generation of collectors.

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1001 - UNIQUE 19TH CENTURY ENGLISH HUNTING AX WITH TWO SHEATHS. Blade Length: 4” Overall Length: 15” Stamped on right side of blade with crown “VR” and maker “W. THORNHILL & CO. LONDON”. The crescent blade is 4” across the edge; the head formed in one piece with a hammer opposite the blade. The shaft extending 11” from the head in one piece of steel. The grip if exotic wood, appears to be rosewood attached to the shaft with two steel rods. CONDITION: Blade shows use but no abuse. Some chips in edge are minor. Checkered grip in good condition. Ax appears to retain considerable original polish. Accompanying the ax are two leather sheaths with brass buckles. Condition of sheaths and ax is very good. A unique accessory item for the collector of 19th century hunting weapons. 300 - 500 1002 - A GOOD LEFT HAND OR QUILLON DAGGER, LAST QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY WITH STOUT BLADE AND GILDED POMMEL AND GUARD. Blade Length: 14” Overall Length: 18 - 1/2” The stout 14” four sided blade with pierced and fluted ricasso. The plain downturned steel guard with finger ring. The pommel, fluted and of pumpkin shape. The grip of wood wrapped with alternating copper and steel wire with Turk’s heads, is fluted throughout. CONDITION: Blade is polished over pits with some pitting, mostly at extreme tip. Retaining considerable original gilding. Steel guard with rust showing through gilding. Pommel with some rust staining showing through original gilding. Grip in fine original condition throughout. This fine dagger is one of the better ones offered in recent years. 3,000 - 5,000 1003 - A REMARKABLE AND MASSIVE CANNONEER’S STILETTO, ITALIAN, CIRCA 1600? Blade Length: 18” Overall Length: 25”

LOT - 1001

The 18” quadrangular blade carries various marks to gauge powder and must have been used with one of the largest cannons in Renaissance Europe. The blade of characteristic form stamped with two indecipherable maker’s marks at forte. The writhen quillons are superbly forged and decorated with slashes. The pommel of a turban shape en suite with the quillons. The fluted wire wrapped grip with two all steel Turk’s heads, displaying remarkable quality throughout. CONDITION: Blade is mostly grey polished metal with clean pitting at ricasso. Quillons are polished but not overly pitted, showing good exfoliation. Pommel exfoliated at top indicating forging rather than casting. Grip is in superb condition throughout. This 25” long cannoneer’s stiletto is the largest and finest one it has been our pleasure to catalog. A remarkable dagger sure to be the center piece of any Renaissance edged weapon collection. 2,500 - 3,500

LOT - 1002

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1004 - A LARGE AND ATTRACTIVE LATE 16TH CENTURY QUILLON OR LEFT HAND DAGGER WITH FINELY FORGED 14” BLADE. Blade Length: 14” Overall Length: 19 - 1/4” Blade with two broad fullers ending in a sharp point. Plain LOT - 1004 steel downturned quillons with rudimentary moldings and large finger loop. A globos pommel, plain, and undecorated. The grip wrapped with alternating brass and steel wire in a most attractive pattern. Brass Turk’s heads. CONDITION: Blade is polished with some pitting. Point has been altered and is not the original shape. Quillons are polished as is globos pommel. Elaborate wrapped grip is in excellent condition. 19 - 1/4” overall. This is a most attractive Renaissance dagger. 2,000 - 3,000 1005 - A REMARKABLE 16TH (?) CENTURY SPRINGENDOLCH. Blade Length: 12 - 1/2” Overall Length: 17 - 3/8” The 12 - 1/2” blade with two springing pieces to catch an opponent’s sword, push button in LOT - 1005 the form of a squash. Downturned quillons on steel guard with turnings. The urn shaped pommel, plain but of good form. The elaborate shaped brass wire wrapped grip with two brass Turk’s heads and lozenge form hand grip. CONDITION: Blade, polished bright over very old pitting. Spring mechanism very strong and works correctly. The quillon showing some exfoliation and considerable age. The urn pommel in good condition with some copper filling indicative of age. The brass wire wrap grip with old hand work patina. All together a most remarkable dagger and a very rare one. 2,000 - 3,000 1006 - A FINE, DIMINUTIVE, LATE 16TH CENTURY LEFT HAND OR QUILLON DAGGER. Blade Length: 9” Overall Length: 13 - 3/4” 9” blade finely forged with punch LOT - 1006 decoration on flattened ricasso. The iron hilt, once blued, with downturned quillons and large finger ring. A pommel of balluster form, once blued. Spirally fluted grip bound with copper and silver wire. CONDITION: The blade is polished bright with no real pitting remaining. Quillons appear to retain traces of original bluing, as does pommel. The most remarkable feature of this dagger is the grip, which has the most elaborate treatment of alternating braided copper and silver wire with silver wire Turk’s heads. The most elaborate dagger grip wrap we have yet observed. 1,500 - 2,500 1007 - A CONTINENTAL QUILLON DAGGER, FIRST QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY. Blade Length: 10 - 1/4” Overall Length: 14” The slender 10 - 1/4” blade with well defined bolster, the LOT - 1007 recurved quillons with checkered decoration, pommel with checkered decoration en suite with quillons. Grip with elaborate checkerboard silver wrapping with silver Turk’s heads. CONDITION: Blade polished over pitting. Hilt retaining much of an old refreshed gilding over pitting. Pommel with refreshed gilding over pitting. Silver grip in phenomenal condition. 14” overall. An attractive early dagger. 1,200 - 1,800

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LOT - 1008 1008 - A GOOD LATE 16TH CENTURY EUROPEAN HALBERD. Blade Length: 25” Overall Length: 93” The head measures 25” in length, pierced blade 9 - 1/4” across, central spike 15 - 1/2” with a 2 - 3/4” fluke. Halberd is in unusually fine condition with minor pitting and only minor exfoliation. Straps are intact. 93” overall. CONDITION: Shaft is possibly the original with blackened finish and some 16th century carving just below one strap. Old museum number 5869. A very handsome piece still retaining what appears to be an early faceted metal ferrule at base. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART 1,200 - 1,800

LOT - 1009 1009 - VERY ATTRACTIVE AND LARGE 17TH CENTURY HALBERD, PROBABLY ITALIAN. Blade Length: 7 - 1/2” Overall Length: 89” 7 - 1/2” crescentic blade elaborately pierced with heart. Fluke, 5”, pierced en suite with blade. 10” central spike in the form of a blade, elaborately pierced with a serpent and two slots. CONDITION: Blade has its original straps and what appears to be the original pole with remnants of very ancient velvet covering. 89” overall. A most impressive and decorative 17th century halberd.PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. 1,200 - 1,800

1010 - LOT OF 2: SAXON MINER’S GUILD AXE, WITH A CARVED AND SCRIMSHAWED COW BONE POWDER FLASK, AXE DATED 1678, FLASK CIRCA 18TH CENTURY. Blade Length: (A) 9” (B) No blade Overall Length: (A) 30” (B) 10 - 1/4”

LOT - 1010

Lot consists of (A) Saxon miner’s guild axe with a 9” blade of characteristic form including cut out cross and pierced holes with its original brass tip. Stamped indistinctly PH. Walnut shaft inlaid throughout its length with scrimshawed stag horn and bone panels depicting tulips, daisies, the crossed hammers of the guild, and Christ on the cross. CONDITION: Head is patinated. Shaft missing two pellets but otherwise intact. (B) Flask measures 10 - 1/4” overall with a hunting scene of a gentleman with bow and arrow firing at a fleeing boar. CONDITION: Good condition with some deterioration but excellent scene and original forged iron carrying rings. These axes were carried by minrs in processions when they marched throughout the city for various pageants. They are attractive and an essential piece for any collection of early European weapons. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 1011 1011 - ETCHED 17TH CENTURY HALBERD, POSSIBLY ITALIAN. Blade Length: 9 - 1/2” Overall Length: 93” Blade retaining good traces of early etching with a human figure holding what appears to be an axe. The crescentic blade measures 9 - 1/2”, central spike 13 - 1/2”, engraved fluke 3 - 3/4”. CONDITION: Halberd retains what appears to be the original haft with brass star tack decorations and old museum tag. The fluke is struck with a makers mark. Halberd is probably Italian. Faceted pole with spike at base, appears to be the original. Overall length 93”. A good early etched halberd. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. Purchased by the museum from French & Co., Inc., that came from Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, November 24 1939 as lot 118. 1,000 - 1,500 14

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LOT - 1012 1012 - AN EARLY 18TH CENTURY HALBERD WITH PARTISAN STYLE BLADE STAMPED ON BLADE “B EON” WITH AN ARMORER’S MARK. Blade Length: 10” Overall Length: 86 - 1/2” Partisan blade measures 10”, halberd blade 4 - 1/2”, fluke 4 - 3/8”. This most attractive polearm with brass tack star type decoration, faceted oak pole, and original straps. CONDITION: Head in good condition showing good exfoliation, central rib well forged throughout, pole possibly original. 86 - 1/2” overall. A very attractive halberd of unusual form. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 1013 1013 - LATE 16TH CENTURY EUROPEAN HALBERD WITH PIERCED BLADE AND ANTIQUE SHAFT. Blade Length: 21” Overall Length: 82” The well forged head measures 21” overall, excluding straps, pierced blade 7 - 3/4” across. Central spike 13” and fluke 3”. Overall length 82”. Shaft covered with faded red velvet and decorative tassel below straps. Has brass tack decoration. CONDITION: Straps with old copper brazed repairs. Head shows exfoliation and old European style cleaning. A handsome period halberd. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 1014

1014 - 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. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 1015 1015 - A SCARCE ITALIAN CORSEQUE, LATE 16TH EARLY 17TH CENTURY OF CHARACTERISTIC FORM. Blade Length: 12” Overall Length: 92 - 1/2” The two upturned flukes with central ridge measure 8”, central blade measuring 12”. Head measures 20 - 1/2”. Short straps appear to be a later addition. CONDITION: Corseque is well forged throughout with swelled ridges showing great age with some exfoliation. Round shaft a later addition. 92 - 1/2” overall. A scarce form of polearm. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. 1,000 - 1,500

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1016 - LOT OF 3: THREE ANTIQUE EUROPEAN POLEARMS INCLUDING A LATE 16TH CENTURY PARTISAN. Blade Length: (A) 24” (B) 5” (C) 13” Overall Length: (A) 94 - 1/4” (B) 97 - 1/2” (C) 98”

LOT - 1016

Lot consists of (A) Partisan with head measuring 31” overall, two flukes 6” across, central blade measuring 24”. CONDITION: Very well used with edges showing chips, possibly battle damage and patinated throughout with some significant pitting. 94 - 1/4” overall including shaft, which is possibly original. (B) a late 18th century lance, four sided head measuring 5”. CONDITION: Patination overall, some holes in wood. (C) a small halberd with bird form flukes and blade, head measuring 13” overall attached to a later pole with a screw, straps are absent. CONDITION: Pole is a later pole, overall patination. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 1017 1017 - LOT OF 4: EUROPEAN WEAPONS INCLUDING A 17TH CENTURY HALBERD ON SHAFT, A 17TH CENTURY PARTIALLY COMPLETE ITALIAN PROD, A HEAVY CAST IRON DECORATIVE MACE, AND A DETACHED FOUCHARD BLADE. . Blade Length: (A) 5” (B) 23” (C) 6” Overall Length: (A) 32” (B) 27 - 3/4” (C) 85” Lot consists of (A) Cast iron mace with overall patination. (B) Fouchard blade with surface rust overall and remnants of etched decoration. (C) Halberd with pierced decoration of blade, measuring 6”, central spike is 17”, fluke is 3”. Straps are intact but cracked on one side. CONDITION: Pole is old with worm holes, blade is patinated throughout. Straps cracked on one side. (D) Dipstock prod, Italian, missing some components, string appears original. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. 1,000 - 1,500

1018 - A LARGE HALBERD WITH PIERCED HEAD, LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY. Blade Length: 8” Overall Length: 98 - 3/8”

LOT - 1018

Blade measures 8”, abbreviated fluke measures 1 - 3/4”, spike measures 20”. Head overall measures 29” to the straps which appear to be original. CONDITION: Good for a polearm of this age. The dark hardwood shaft, well faceted, possibly period. Shaft with museum numbers in red lacquer. An attractive large polearm. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. 1,000 - 1,500

1019 - A RARE AND UNUSUAL LATE 16TH CENTURY ITALIAN SCORPION POLEARM. Blade Length: 24” Overall Length: 88”

LOT - 1019

The well forged head measuring 24” with cutting blade measuring 10” and spike measuring 9 - 1/4”. The polearm decorated with period engraving including IHS and cross, constellation, and large “H”, and other cabalistic decorations to protect the user. Scorpion is mounted on a faceted pole, early, but probably not the original. CONDITION: Good for a polearm of this age and most of the engraved decoration is clearly visible. 88” overall. A rare form of polearm and seldom encountered. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. 1,000 - 1,500 16

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1020 - LOT OF 3: THREE EUROPEAN EDGED WEAPONS, VARIOUS DATES. Blade Length: (A) 15” (B) 9” (C) 4 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 21” (B) 13 - 1/2” (C) 9 - 5/8” Lot consists of (A) A good copy of an Italian Cinquedea. Blade of characteristic form etched at fork with knights on horseback, quillons etched, wood grip of cinquedea type with blackened brass pommel. Blade measures 15”, 21” overall, 3” wide. LOT - 1020 CONDITION: Patinated overall. (B) is an Italian hunting knife, circa 1800, possibly earlier with 9” heavy blade and elaborate brass bound horn grip. The blade with etching at fork of a cockrel and an expanded flower. The brass bound fluted horn grip with slight worm damage. CONDITION: Good, mostly bright metal. (C) A bone gripped stiletto with heavy short blade measuring 4 - 3/4”, engraved with floral meander. The fluted horn grip with beautiful patination, the pommel engraved with floral meander en suite. CONDITION: Fair, with considerable wear to blade and etching. Grip is crisp. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 1021 1021 - 17TH CENTURY PIERCED BLADE HALBERD, POSSIBLY ITALIAN. Blade Length: 6 - 3/4” Overall Length: 103” Blade measures 6 - 3/4”, central spike measures 14”, fluke 3 - 1/4”. Blade and fluke well pierced with hole decoration. No marks. Well forged. Old lead seal collection tag attached. CONDITION: Overall patination. Overall 103”. Faceted shaft with brass tack decoration is a later addition. Straps absent. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 1022

1022 - AN ATTRACTIVE SPANISH REVIVAL MAIN GAUCHE BY THE ARTILLERIA FABRICA DE TOLEDO. Blade Length: 16 - 3/4” Overall Length: 22” The 16 - 3/4” blade of characteristic form, well etched throughout, with strap work and florals. Maker and date etched into ricasso. The plain steel guard of characteristic main gauche form. Small pommel with turnings. The grip wrapped with copper wire and banded with steel straps. CONDITION: Blade is patinated but etching is excellent. Steel guard patinated as is pommel. Copper wire wrap is excellent. A large and most attractive example of this unusual and most interesting type of dagger. 700 - 1,200

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1023 - ITALIAN MVSN “BLACKSHIRTS” MODEL 1937 DAGGER. Blade Length: 7 - 3/4” Overall Length: 12 - 1/8” Made for Italy’s MVSN “Voluntary Militia for National Security”, commonly referred to as the Blackshirts. The Blackshirts were a paramilitary wing of the LOT - 1023 Italian National Fascist Party who were easily identified by their black uniforms. They used methods of violence and intimidation against many of Mussolini’s opponents. In 1940 the MVSN provided Italy with 340,000 first line troops, but were integrated in the Royal Italian Army and disbanded in 1943. This blade is nickel plated and shows the MVSN symbol inlaid on the handle with an eagles head pommel and quillon. The handle is made of aluminum with synthetic plates on either side, which are held in by a single brass screw. Complete with correct scabbard. Hanger is not present. CONDITION: Blade is in excellent condition with only small areas of spotting on either side of the ricasso. Aluminum handle shows small scattered handling marks all around. Synthetic grip plates are in excellent condition. The scabbard is in excellent condition retain 90%+ of its original black painted finish. Paint has minor loss in small areas scattered around scabbard. Finial on drag is missing. Overall this is an excellent example of an Italian Model 1937 Blackshirt’s dagger. 600 - 900

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1024 - LOT OF 2: POLISH AND YUGOSLAVIAN DAGGERS. Blade Length: (A) 8 - 3/4” (B) 9 - 3/8” Overall Length: (A) 13 - 5/8” (B) 14 - 1/2” Lot contain (A) Polish dagger, and (B) Yugoslavian Air Force dagger. (A) Polish dagger with a nickel-plated blade marked with a Polish eagle and an unknown emblem, with light runner and scattered marks. Brass fittings show heavy patina and the wire-wrapped grips retains approximately 50% of its covering over the wooden core. A portepee with moderate wear LOT - 1024 is attached. Bronze plated steel scabbard with brass fittings show heavy patina, with a chrome Polish eagle attached near the throat. CONDITION: It is unknown as to when this dagger was issued. Blade is near mint and fittings, grip, and scabbard are good. Overall very good. (B) Yugoslavian Air Force dagger with an unmarked nickel-plated blade with light marks throughout and light freckling. Nickel-plated brass fittings 90-95% of their finish, and the wire-wrapped grip retains approximately 70% of it blue leather covering. A worn portepee is attached. Scabbard retains 75-80% of its blue leather covering, and the nickel-plated steel and brass fittings retain apporximately 80% of their finish, with moderate freckling on the throat fitting. A brass flying emblem is attached to the throat fitting. CONDITION: It is unknown as to when this dagger was issued. Dagger is very good to excellent, and the scabbard is very good. Overall very good to excellent. 600 - 900

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1025 - LOT OF 2: FRENCH EDGED WEAPONS Blade Length: (A) 19 - 1/4” (B) 23” Overall Length: (A) 25 - 1/4” (B) 27 - 1/2” Lot consist of: (A) French short sword dated 1832 on the ricasso and ‘Manufactured at Klingenthal’ on opposite side. Brass handle with bulls eye patterns on guard. (B) Sabre bayonet with scabbard. No markings or proofs, brass handle with 23” blade. CONDITION: Fair as cleaned along time ago, tip is chipped and mounting groove on back of handle is fouled. TDW 300 - 500

LOT - 1025

LOT - 1026

1026 - A FINE 16TH CENTURY GERMAN MACE FROM THE RENOWNED COLLECTION OF THE LATE FRANK ANDRINA. Blade Length: NA Overall Length: 27” Frank Andrina was not only one of Disney’s most talented animators, he was also one of the most knowledgeable, scholarly, and sophisticated collectors of early arms and armor in America. His ownership of this elaborate and superbly executed piece of 16th century metalwork gives this splendid mace provenance and a guarantee of authenticity. Measures 27” overall and weighing 3 lbs 13.2 oz. Six flanges with reinforced points, a 3” four sided spike at top decorated with engraving. Top of the one piece forged handle is pierced with numerous holes to lighten. Shaft is writhen and ending in spiral fluting, superbly executed with diamond checkering at base and lanyard loop. One flange struck with armorer’s mark, cross, and initials “HK” in a lozenge in addition to three crosses in further lozenges. Another flange marked with cross in lozenge, as are all others. Each flange tapers (a characteristic of all genuine maces) and flanges also show delamination throughout. Lanyard loop itself shows forging and base is decorated with punched flowers. CONDITION: Condition of mace throughout would rate excellent for metalwork of this period. All together one of the rarest and finest pieces of early arms and armor to be sold in America in quite some time. 5,000 - 8,000

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1027 - EUROPEAN HALBERD. Blade Length: 19” Overall Length: 86”

LOT - 1027

This European, probably German, halberd head measures 19”, including the 14” diamond section spike. It has 14-3/4” iron straps on both sides and a 3-1/2” cutting edge. The head measures 8” across and the tail is marked on the right side with an unknown armorers mark. The cone is faceted. 33” of the haft appear original while the other 35” have been added at a later time, attached by steel straps. CONDITION: Head retains a dark patina with some scattered corrosion and spike on top is slightly bent. 800 - 1,200

1028 - OUTSTANDING COLLECTORS ASSORTMENT OF GERMAN K-98 BAYONETS This immense lot consists of: ten German K-98 bayonets with scabbards and some with frogs. The following makers marks are observed: Elite-Diamont dated 1938, E.U. Horster dated 1937, 41 cof, Clemen & Jung dated 1937, unmarked (sterile), 43ffc, 44cul, s/178G, F.Herdera dated 1940 and Eichhorn marked nickel plated dress bayonet with stag handles and black scabbard. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Several of the bayonets are near new while several are typical 50% finish scabbards with excellent blades. This is a great selection of K-98 bayonets from a very old collection. TDW 500 - 1,000 LOT - 1028

1029 - A MASSIVE AND EXTREMELY ELABORATE TURKISH COMBINATION AXE AND SPEAR, ETCHED, INLAID, AND DAMASCENED, CIRCA 1900. Blade Length: 8” Overall Length: 40”

LOT - 1029

The crescentic blade measures 8” overall, the fluke measures 6 - 1/4” and the central spear measuring 5 - 1/2”, spear at base measuring 4 1/2”. A blade of the axe inlaid with brass in Arabic calligraphy and etched as well with additional calligraphy. The fluke inlaid with brass and etched with calligraphy, the spear inlaid with a brass star and crescent and etched. The tubular haft inlaid with brass, etched, and damascened with silver. Bottom spike etched and damascened as well. A most impressive weapon for the collector or afficianado of Islamic arms and armor. CONDITION: Overall would rate very good with much silver damascening remaining, etching clear, and virtually no inlay missing. 1,000 - 1,500

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1030 - LOT OF 5: AN INTERESTING LOT OF FIVE ETHNIC WEAPONS, INCLUDING TWO INDONESIAN KRISSES, A BONE MOUNTED OTTOMAN KANHANJAR, A DRAGON BLOWGUN, AND AN INDONESIAN HALBERD. Blade Length: (A) 13 - 3/4” (B) 13 - 1/2” (C) 13” (D) No Blade (E) 9” Overall Length: (A) 19” (B) 18” (C) 18” (D) No Blade (E) 17” Lot consists of (A) a kriss with wavy meteorite steel blade with classic hardwood grip in attractive hardwood scabbard circa 1900. (B) The second kriss LOT - 1030 with straight meteorite steel blade and unusual figural hilt, possibly representation of Jesus. The scabbard of fine wood elaborately carved, hilt with silver collar circa 1900. (C) The Indonesian halberd head of meteorite steel with no shaft, blade length 13”. (D) Dragon blowgun of bone in three sections, overall length 43 - 1/2”. (E) Bone ottoman kanhajar with silver damascene blade. Hilt and scabbard carved in very low relief with Persian nobility, deer, and rabbit. CONDITION: Good throughout with some nice patination on the krisses. 600 - 1,200

1031 - LOT OF 3: A REMARKABLE GLAIVE STYLE POLEARM TOGETHER WITH A HALBERD AND ANOTHER. Blade Length: (A) 18” (B) Hook 6 - 1/2”, Spike 7 - 1/8”, Axe 6 - 3/4” (C) Heads 6”, Spike 7” Overall Length: (A) 56” (B) 22 - 3/4” (C) 24”

LOT - 1031

Lot consists of: (A) A glaive, 18” and 5” wide of well forged obviously ancient possibly 17th century or earlier steel. (B) A second of classic halberd type with fluke, spike, and blade all with unknown marks. (C) The third halberd head likely made by the same blacksmith of unknown age and origin with double blade and single spike. The glaive appears to be on an original pole, likely shortened. CONDITION: The first with rust and pitting to be expected of a polearm of this period. The other two with deep even age rust and are of uncertain origin and date. A most interesting lot for the aficionado of ancient polearms. 500 - 700

1032 - THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE DAGGER WITH DOUBLE ETCHED BLADE Blade Length: 9 - 7/8” Overall Length: 15 - 1/8” Luftwaffe dagger with a stunning double etched blade marked “Emil Voos, Solingen”, with some light staining near the tip and crossguard. The blade is nickel plated with finely executed acid etching on both sides. The floral pattern is complimented with a Luftwaffe flying eagle LOT - 1032 in the middle of the front side. Blade retains its leather washer. Aluminum blade fitting are undamaged with both pommel swastikas having a gilt finish. The one on the front retains approximately 90% of its finish, and the one on the back retains approximately 70% of its finish. The wire-wrapped yellow trylon grip is undamaged, and a fine porteppee is attached. Scabbard is undamaged with a very light uniform patina to its finish, and some light freckling near the fittings. A high quality deluxe hanger assembly is attached and is marked “U.E.10 RZM” and “D.R.G.M.” A very fine high quality example of a double etched Luftwaffe dagger. CONDITION: Overall excellent to near mint. 1,800 - 2,500

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1033 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH HEER, RAD, AND KRIEGSMARINE DAGGERS. Blade Length: (A) 10 - 1/4” (B) 9 - 3/4” (C) 9 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 15 - 1/8” (B) 14 - 7/8” (C) 14 - 3/8” Lot contains (A) Heer dagger, (B) RAD dagger, and (C) Named Kriegsmarine Dagger. (A) Heer dagger with a nickel plated blade marked “Tiger, Solingen” with light runner and scattered marks. Late plated zinc fittings retain approximately 40% of their finish. Late white trylon grip has light stains. Correct portepee is attached. Later quality scabbard and fittings have a nice patina with light stains and freckling. Deluxe hanger with light wear is attached. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. (B) RAD dagger with a “Eickhorn, Solingen” marked blade with light runner and moderate scattered marks. Standard RAD (Reich Arbeit Dienst) motto of “Arbeit Adelt” is present, and 1/4” of the blade tip is bent at approximately 30 degress. Plated fittings present a nice overall patina with light scratches. White trylon grips have age toning and there is a 1/2” piece missing from one grip panel on the side. Steel scabbard retains 20-25% of its plated finish with light freckling and patina. There is a large dent about one inch from the LOT - 1033 tip. Includes the correct brown leather hanger assembly. CONDITION: Dagger is very good, scabbard is fair to good. Overall good. (C) Kriegsmarine dagger with an unmarked nickel plated blade with scattered light marks, and some very light areas of freckling. Dagger was etched with the name of “Feldwebel K Wess” and “Klissingen 1942” on the blade near the crossguard. Gilded brass fittings retain approximately 35% of their orignal finish, and brass wire wrapped trylon grips have age toning and a 1/4” crack near the pommel. A damaged and worn portepee is attached. Brass scabbard and fittings have moderate age toning and patina, with a lightening bolt pattern on the lower half and corrosion on the scabbard tip. CONDITION: Overall very good to excellent. 700 - 1,100 1034 - LOT OF 4: THIRD REICH HEER AND KRIEGSMARINE DAGGERS, FOLDING KNIFE, AND DRESS BAYONET. Blade Length: (A) 9 - 7/8” (B) 10” (C) 7 - 3/8” (D) 7 -3/4” Overall Length: (A) 15 - 1/8” (B) 15 - 1/4” (C) 12 - 1/4” (D) 12 - 1/2” Lot contains (A) Luftwaffe dagger, (B) Kriegsmarine double-etched dagger, (C) Folding knife, and (D) Etched dress bayonet. (A) Luftwaffe dagger with a nickel plated unmarked blade with light scattered marks, and staining and light freckling to approximately 20% of the blade. Aluminum fittings show moderate patina and aging, and are loose. Wire-wrapped white trylon grip exhibits light staining. Damaged portepee is attached. Later quality scabbard and fittings have no finish remaining with a nice patina, and light freckling near the throat. Deluxe hanger with moderate patina to the fittings is attached. CONDITION: Overall very good. (B) Kriegsmarine dagger with a double-etched blade marked nickel plated blade marked “Eickhorn, Solingen”, with scattered light marks and some very light areas of freckling. Etching is of a very high quality. Gilded brass fittings retain approximately 80% of their LOT - 1034 original finish, and the brass wire-wrapped trylon grip is undamaged. A lightly worn portepee is attached. Gilded hammered brass scabbard retains 90-95% of its finish. CONDITION: Overall excellent to near mint. (C) Folding knife with a nickel plated blade marked “Farge, Chatellera” with moderate scattered marks and staining. Stag grip is undamaged with plated fittings. Light brown leather sheath is included. CONDITION: Its exact origin and use is unknown. Overall very good to excellent. (D) Dress bayonet with an unmarked nickelplated single-side etched blade, with light scattered marks, and some light freckling on the forward edge near the tip. Blade is etched “Zur Erinnerung an meine Dienstzeit beim Art. Rgt. 60” which translates to “In memory of my duty time with Artillery Regiment 60”. Nickel plated fittings retain more than 90% of their original finish, and have light scattered marks overall. Black grips are intact with freckling to the screws. Steel scabbard retains more than 90% of its orignal black painted finish, with freckling in the worn areas. Black leather frog is cracked and dry. A fire department porteppee is attached with light wear. CONDITION: not common to see a dress dagger attributed to a particular unit. Overall excellent. 800 - 1,300 22

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1035 - THIRD REICH ENGRAVED HEER DAGGER. Blade Length: 9 - 7/8” Overall Length: 14 - 1/2” Third Reich Heer dagger with a “E. Pack & Sohne” marked blade with light runner marks. Blade is etched on both sides in a scroll pattern, with a Heer eagle on the main side. The etching is thought LOT - 1035 to be non-era by experienced collectors, and was likely done postwar. Nickel plated fittings retain approximately 85% of their original finish with patina and staining, and the trylon grip is intact. Scabbard retains 65-70% of its original finish with scattered areas of freckling and staining to approximately 35%. An undamaged protepee is attached. CONDITION: While the etched blade is mint, the etching is highly questionable and thought to have been done postwar. Fittings are excellent and scabbard is very good. Overall excellent. Morphy Auctions will not guarantee the authenticity of the blade’s etching. 600 - 1,100

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1036 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH SS, HEER, AND LUFTWAFFE DAGGERS. Blade Length: (A) 5 - 1/2” (B) 3 - 7/8” (C) 3 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 8 - 1/4” (B) 6 - 1/4” (C) 5 - 7/8” Lot contains: (A) Luftwaffe miniature dagger. (B) SS miniature dagger, and (C) Heer miniature dagger. (A) Luftwaffe miniature dagger with an unmarked blade with light scattered marks. Fittings retain approximately 95% their original finish, and the grip retains more than 90% of its original blue painted finish. CONDITION: LOT - 1036 Overall near mint condition. (B) SS miniature dagger with a chrome plated blade, and a slight bend 1” from the tip. Cast grip retains 90% of its finish, and the fittings retain approximately 60% of their finish. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. (C) Heer miniature dagger with a postwar sharpened and blade with file marks. Cross-guard has been de-Nazified, and both fittings retain 80-85% of their nickel finish. Grip retains approximately 65% of its yellow painted finish. CONDITION: Very good to excellent overall. 600 - 1,100

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LOT - 1037 1037 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE AND HEER DAGGERS Lot contains: (A) Luftwaffe 1st Model dagger, (B) Luftwaffe 2nd Model dagger, and (C) Heer dagger. (A) Luftwaffe 1st model dagger with a nickel plated blade marked “MWM Waffen”, with light runner and scattered marks. Blade has several nicks and dings about 5” from the tip. Nickle fittings have a uniform patina, and wire-wrapped leather grip has very little wear. Blue leather covered steel scabbard is very nice, and has a 1/2” area of damage exposing the steel core. Nickel scabbard fittings have a nice patina overall, and an aluminum chain and “clc” made hanger are attached. CONDITION: Overall excellent. (B) Luftwaffe 2nd model dagger with a unmarked nickel plated blade, with scattered marks and staining throughout. Aluminum fittings are undamaged but loose. Wire-wrapped trylon grip is cracked in several places and has several pieces missing, exposing the cork core. Appears to be a parts dagger. Steel scabbard and aluminum fittings are undamaged, with a nice patina and aging overall. Correct “RZM” and “D.R.G.M.” hanger is attached. CONDITION: Dagger is fair to good, and scabbard is excellent. Overall good to very good. (C) Heer dagger with a nickel plated blade made by “Eickhorn, Solingen”, with light runner and scattered marks. Blade fittings do not match, and the trylon grip is faded, worn, and has flat areas of damage. Likely to have been assembled with parts. Steel scabbard and fittings exhibit a nice patina overall, but has three moderate sized dents on the lower 3”, and the tip is bent and off-center by about ten degrees. CONDITION: Dagger is good, and scabbard is very good overall. 700 - 1,200 1038 - THIRD REICH SS DAGGER Blade Length: 8 - 3/4” Overall Length: 13 - 1/2” SS dagger with a blade marked “RZM 1053/38” and SS runes in a circle, with runner marks and very light freckling. A moderate amount of scattered marks throughout, with most of them along both edges from being sharpened postwar. Ebony grip is very nice and both emblems are intact. Nickel plated zinc fittings retain 60-65% of their original nickel finish, with areas of freckling and flaking. Scabbard retains 60-65% of its original black painted finish, with freckling to exposed areas. Scabbard fittings retain 60-65% of their finish with numerous areas of light marks. Scabbard tip is crushed with several small dents in that area. CONDITION: Blade, fittings, and scabbard are good. Overall good condition. 400 - 600

LOT - 1038

1039 - THIRD REICH RED CROSS HEWER DAGGER Blade Length: 10 - 3/8” Overall Length: 15 - 1/2” Red Cross Hewer dagger with only the usual “Ges Geschutz” marking on a blade with light runner and scattered marks. Fittings retain approximately 50% of their original nickel finish with freckling. Grips are undamaged. Scabbard retains more than 90% of its original black finish with scattered light marks. Scabbard nickel plated fittings retain more than 85% of their original finish. CONDITION: Blade and scabbard are excellent, blade fittings are good. Overall very good to excellent condition. 400 - 600 24

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1040 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH SA, HEER, AND LUFTWAFFE DAGGERS. Blade Length: (A) 9 - 1/2” (B) 9 - 3/4” (C) 10” Overall Length: (A) 13 - 3/8” (B) 15 - 1/4” (C) 14 - 1/2” Lot contains: (A) SA Dagger with hanger, (B) Luftwaffe Dagger, and (C) Heer Dagger. (A) SA dagger with a “RZM M7/32” marked blade with light runner marks and excellent cross-graining. Nickel plated zinc fittings retain approximately 95+% of their original finish, with very light scatter marks. Rosewood grip is very nice and both emblems are intact. Scabbard retains 95+% of its original brown painted finish, with scattered marks. Scabbard fittings also retain 95+% of their finish with light marks. Correct hanger is attached, with a “RZM M5c/93” marking on the hook, and a “RZM L2/5/39” marking on the leather. CONDITION: Blade, fittings, and scabbard are near mint. Overall near mint condition. (B) Luftwaffe dagger with a “SMF Solingen” marked blade with very light runner and scattered marks. Nickel plated fittings retain approximately 95% of their original finish, with uniform patina present. Wire-wrapped trylon grip has a 1/4” chip missing and minor staining near the cross-guard. Scabbard retains 70-75% of its original finish, with patina, a 3/4” dent, and other minor dents near the tip. A high quality hanger LOT - 1040 assembly is attached. CONDITION: Blade and fittings are near mint, grip is excellent, and scabbard is very good to excellent. Overall excellent condition. (C) Heer dagger with a “Eickhorn” marked blade with runner and scattered marks, light freckling and staining to approximately 50% of the blade. Nickel plated fittings retain approximately 90% of their original finish with patina, and the trylon grip is intact. The top of the pommel has numerous small dings. Scabbard retains 65-70% of its original finish with scattered areas of freckling and staining to approximately 35% of its surface. There are numerous small dings and dents to the scabbard edges below the lower mounting ring. A very nice high quality hanger assembly is attached. CONDITION: Overall very good to excellent. 700 - 1,200

1041 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH SA, HEER, AND LUFTWAFFE DAGGERS. Blade Length: (A) 8 - 5/8” (B) 9 - 3/4” (C) 9 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 15” (B) 15 - 1/8” (C) 14 - 1/4” Lot contains: (A) SA Dagger with hanger, (B) Heer Dagger, and (C) Luftwaffe Dagger. (A) SA dagger with a “RZM M7/27” and “Puma” marked blade with moderate runner and scattered marks, nice cross-graining, and freckling on the lower 4”, or about 25% overall. Nickel plated zinc fittings retain approximately 95% of their original finish. Rosewood grip is intact, but the eagle has been replaced with what appears to be a postwar reproduction. Nickel plated fittings retain 95+% of their original finish, with very light scattered marks. Scabbard retains 95+% of its original brown painted finish, with scattered marks, and a 1/4” dent. Correct hanger is attached, in good condition. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. (B) Heer dagger with a nickel plated unmarked blade with light scattered marks, and light freckling to approximately 40%. Nickel plated fittings retain 85-90% of their original finish LOT - 1041 with some graying, and the trylon grip have some chips near the pommel. The fittings and grip are loose. Steel scabbard retains 85-90% of its original finish, with light freckling. Top scabbard fitting is loose, bottom one is missing, and the throat screw is also missing. CONDITION: Overall very good. (C) Luftwaffe dagger with a “W.K.C. Solingen” marked blade with very light runner and scattered marks, and two tiny dings on the edge. Nickel plated fittings retain approximately 95% of their original finish, with uniform patina. Wire-wrapped trylon grip is undamaged. Scabbard is heavily patinaed with three 3/4” dents below the lower ring, and the throat screw is missing. An incorrect protepee is attached. CONDITION: Blade, grip, and fittings are excellent+, and scabbard is good. Overall very good to excellent. 600 - 1,000

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1042 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH SA, LUFTWAFFE FIRST MODEL, AND LUFTWAFFE DAGGERS. Blade Length: (A) 8 - 3/8” (B) 12” (C) 9 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 13 - 1/4” (B) 17 - 3/4” (C) 15” Lot contains: (A) SA Dagger with hanger, (B) Luftwaffe 1st Model Dagger, and (C) Luftwaffe 2nd Model Dagger. (A) SA dagger with a “RZM M7/40/41” marked blade with moderate runner marks, scattered light marks, and light freckling. Nickel plated fittings retain 55-60% of their original finish, with freckling over its remaining surface. Rosewood grip has numerous dings and a 3/4” piece is missing, which has been repaired with a glue filling near the pommel. Scabbard retains approximately 55% of its original brown painted finish, with freckling over the remainder. Scabbard fittings have scattered marks, and a number LOT - 1042 of small dings on the tip. CONDITION: Overall good condition. (B) Luftwaffe 1st model dagger with a “Alcoso ACS Solingen” marked blade with moderate light runner, light scattered marks, and very light freckling. Dagger fittings retain less than 40% of their original finish, with patina and freckling. Grip wire has several loose strands. Blue leather wrapped scabbard is heavily damaged with numerous cracks. Scabbard fittings retain less than 40% of their original finish. CONDITION: Overall poor to good condition. (C) Luftwaffe dagger with an unmarked blade, scattered marks, and freckling to 45-50% its surface. Several dings, light sharpening, and 1/2” of its tip is broken off. Nickel plated fittings retain 80-85% of their original finish, and a 1/2” piece of the grip near the pommel is missing. Grip and fittings are loose, and dagger is likely to be postwar made up of parts. Scabbard retains approximately 75% of its original finish with scattered areas of freckling. CONDITION: Overall good condition. 600 - 900

1043 - LOT OF3: THIRD REICH HEER, RED CROSS HEWER, AND HITLER YOUTH DAGGERS. Blade Length: (A) 10 - 1/2” (B) 7 - 3/4” (C) 5 - 3/8” (D) 10” Overall Length: (A) 15 - 5/8” (B) 12 - 1/2” (C) 9 - 5/8” (D) 14 - 3/4” Lot contains: (A) Heer dagger, (B) Red Cross Hewer dagger, and (C) Hitler Youth dagger. (A) Late Heer dagger with a nickel plated blade marked “Eickhorn, Solingen” with light runner and scattered marks, light freckling, and stains. Late plated zinc fittings have nicks on the pommel edges and one arm of the cross guard, with patina to the remainder of the fittings. Late trylon grip has light stains. Correct portepee is attached. Later quality scabbard and fittings have a nice patina with numerous light nicks, scrapes, and bubbled areas. Correct hanger with light wear is attached. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. (B) Red Cross Hewer dagger with a serrated and marked blade (unidentifiable), with light staining and freckling. Plated fittings retain 60-65% of their original plated finish. Black grips have light wear. Steel scabbard retains approximately 70% of its original black painted finish, with scattered marks and a large area of freckling in the middle. Plated fittings are dull. Retains it correct frog with aluminum LOT - 1043 rivets. CONDITION: Dagger is very good to excellent, and scabbard is good. Overall very good condition. (C) Hitler Youth dagger with a blade made by “Hartkopf & Co., Solingen”, with the standard HJ motto and moderate scattered marks, and light areas of freckling. Nickel plated steel fittings have only light wear, and grips with HJ emblem also exhibit only light wear. Steel scabbard retains approximately 90% of its original black painted finish, with some light freckling. Brown leather hanger is attached. CONDITION: Overall excellent. 600 - 900 26

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1044 - LOT OF 2: THIRD REICH HEER AND SA DAGGERS. Lot contains: (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 inches from the tip. Nickel plated fittings retain more than 90% of their orignalfinish 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 three inches 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 LOT - 1044 freckling to approximately 10%. Nickel plated brass fittings retain approximately 90% of their original finish, with uniform patina. Rosewood grip has a 1/4 inch crack above the orignal SA emblem, and a 1/2 inch crack on the back side near the pommel. Scabbard retains 90-95% of its original brown painted finish, with moderate scattered marks. Nickel plated scbbard fittings retain approximately 90% of their original finish. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. 500 - 900

LOT - 1045 1045 - LOT OF 5: THIRD REICH BAYONETS AND KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 9 - 7/8” (B) 9 - 1/2” (C) 7 - 7/8” (D) 5 - 1/4” (E) 3 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 15 - 1/4” (B) 14 - 3/8” (C) 12 - 5/8” (D) 9 - 1/2” (E) 7 - 1/2” Lot contains: (A) K98k bayonet, (B) Firemans bayonet, (C) Dress bayonet, (D) Hitler Youth knife, and (E) German made knife. (A) Matching k98k bayonet and scabbard both marked “clc44” with matching numbers, light areas of sharpening on the edge, and very light staining/ freckling on approximately 50% of its surface. Also 50% of blued finish present on scabbard. Wooden grip is nice and intact, and finish on fittings also retains approximately 50% finish with freckling throughout. Unmarked frog is attached. Bayonet and scabbard will clean up. CONDITON: Overall good. (B) Fireman bayonet with “E. Pack & Sohne” marked blade with runner marks, scattered light marks, and 2 tiny dings on the blade. Fittings retain 55-60% of their original nickel finish, with areas of light freckling and staining. Grip is undamaged. Scabbard retains approximately 70% of its original black painted finish with freckling and scattered marks. Brown leather frog is attached. CONDITION: Overall very good to excellent. (C) Dress bayonet marked “E. Pack & Sohne” with light runner marks. Fittings retains more than 95% of their original nickel finish. Grips are undamaged. Scabbard retains approximately 70% of its original black painted finish with scattered marks and freckling. The scabbard tip, as well as the frog hook, are missing. CONDITION: Overall very good. (D) Hitler Youth knife with a “RZM M7/51/40” marked blade which has been polished and sharpened. Grips and HJ emblem are intact, and nickel plated fittings retains more than 85% of their original finish. Scabbard retains more than 80% of its original black painted finish, and includes its leather mounting assembly. CONDITION: Overall very good to excellent. (E) Knife marked “E. Wingenjr Solingen” with a sharpened and nicked blade. Wooden grip has a 3” crack. CONDITION: Overall good condition. 400 - 800

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1046 - AXIS POWERS BAYONET ASSORTMENT. Lot consist of: four German World War II K-98 bayonets with scabbards and frogs with the following markings: 44CU, 42cof, jwh 43, S, 185G. One bayonet is missing the scabbard and frog. Also included is a Japanese type 99 Bayonet with full quillon and scabbard. CONDITION: Very fine as found. These bayonets have obviously been stored for a long period and have not been subjected to cleaning or polishing. TDW 300 - 500

1047 - LOT OF 2; THIRD REICH FIRST MODEL LUFTWAFFE AND KRIEGSMARINE DAGGERS. Lot contains: (A) Luftwaffe first model dagger, and (B) Kriegsmarine dagger. (A) Luftwaffe dagger marked “Helbig”. Blade is very good with runner marks, finish bubbling to 5-10%, and areas near tip and edge where the finish is missing. Nickel fittings with a blue leather wire-wrapped grip are very good to excellent condition. Blue leather wrapped scabbard and nickel plated steel fittings are in excellent condition, with a couple of minor dings. Dagger includes the correct chain and hanger in excellent condition. CONDITION: Overall very good to excellent. (B) Kriegsmarine dagger with a “WKC” marked blade, with light runner marks and a couple of spots of freckling. Brass cross guard and pommel, as well as wire-wrapped trylon grip are near mint. Brass scabbard with gilt remaining in recesses is excellent, with one throat screw missing. CONDITION: Overall excellent. 600 - 1,000 28

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1048 - AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR SPONTOON. Blade Length: 7 - 3/4” Overall Length: 83 - 5/8”

LOT - 1048

For a nearly identical example see the spontoon to the far in plate 67 on page 62 of “American Polearms” by Rodney Hilton Brown. This example has a blade that measures 8 - 3/8” in height with a brass conical 4 - 1/4” socket, retained by two rose head nails. The guard measures 4 3/4” and is hand forged iron. The blade is tapered is of diamond-section form. Complete with old possibly original wooden haft, with more contemporary brass spike at base. CONDITION: Blade and cross bar retain a spotted grey patina and show some wear. Brass retains a dark patina with some losses around one of the nails. Haft is very good. A Nice American Revolutionary War Polearm. 1,000 - 1,500

1049 - 18TH CENTURY AMERICAN POLL TOMAHAWK. Blade Length: 2 - 3/4” Overall Length: 16” Hand forged iron head of 7-1/4” with a slightly curved 2-7/8” cutting edge, and a 2” poll. Haft is a later replacement. CONDITION: Heavy patina overall, with some losses due to corrosion; probably excavated. Cracked on left side from top eye to bottom through poll. Haft retains a dark patina and shows some marks from use. 800 - 1,500

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1050 - AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR INFANTRY OR TRENCH PIKE. Blade Length: 6” Overall Length: 98 - 3/4”

LOT - 1050

For a very similar example, see plate 54 on page 50 in the book “American Polearms” by Rodney Hilton Brown. The pike has a 6” long diamond section spike with a round, conical mount with integral 9-1/2” hand forged straps. The haft appears to be original. The iron head is hand forged in a crude manner consistent with American manufacture during this period. CONDITION: The head retains a dark patina with some corrosion and some deformation to one strap. Haft has some deterioration near joint at cone and on one side around strap, but appears to be original and retains a dark, dry patina. 800 - 1,200

LOT - 1051 1051 - HAND FORGED EARLY AMERICAN SPONTOON WITH SERPENTINE GUARD. Blade Length: 8 - 3/4” Overall Length: 79 - 7/8” For a similar example see plate 111.PA on page 219 of “Swords & Blades of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. Head measures 12 - 1/4” overall with an 8 - 3/8” blade, hand forged of iron with flat faces. Below the blade is an “S”-shaped hand forged iron bar and a 3 - 5/8” cone shaped socket. Socket and blade were forged from one piece of iron. The wood haft is contemporary. CONDITION: Head retains a dark heavily patinated and pitted patina. 700 - 1,000

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1052 - ENGRAVED AMERICAN BELT AXE. Blade Length: 3 - 5/8” Overall Length: 17 - 3/4” Hand forged iron with round eye and crescent blade. Head measures 4-5/8” with a 3-3/4” cutting edge. Both sides decorated with a sun with a cross in the center and with repeating borders. Haft is a later replacement. CONDITION: Cutting edge has been flattened and shows some nicks. Head has dark patina overall with a series of hammer marks on back and top. An attractive engraved ax. 500 - 800

1053 - EUROPEAN SPONTOON. Blade Length: 11” Overall Length: 89 - 5/8”

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LOT - 1053

Head measures 14 - 1/2” overall with an 11” triangular blade, mounted on a cylindrical socket with roped relief rings on top and bottom. The crossbar is a contemporary replacement. The wooden haft is probably replaced and features tassels below the socket as well as a large armor piercing spike of 9 - 1/2” at the bottom. CONDITION: Head retains a pitted dark patina and shows some wear. Haft retains much of its paint with some chipping and losses, spike at bottom is heavily pitted and with dark patina. 400 - 600

1054 - LOT OF 4: REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD BAYONETS. Blade Length: (A) 13” (B) 13 1/4” (C) 15 - 3/8” (D) 16 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 17 - 3/8” (B) 17 - 1/4” (C) 19 - 1/4” (D) 21” Lot consists of: (A) British triangular socket bayonet. Blade measures 13-1/4”. Socket measures 1” diameter. CONDITION: Dark patina overall. Edges have been sharpened. (B) French triangular bayonet. Blade measures 13-1/8” with French proof near top of blade. Socket measures 1” diameter. (C) Unmarked triangular socket bayonet. Blade measures 15-5/8”. Socket measures approximately 15/16” diameter. CONDITION: Heavily corroded with some losses to cutting edges due to corrosion. (D) British triangular socket bayonet. Blade measures 16-7/8”, marked with a crown over “5”. Socket opening measures 7/8”. Top of socket inscribed “L” over 43. CONDITION: Dark grey patina with some areas of corrosion. 400 - 600 30

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1055 - LOT OF 5: FIVE BAYONETS. Blade Length: (A) 13 - 3/8” (B) 13” (C) 14 - 1/8” (D) 12 - 5/8” (E) 14 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 17 - 1/4” (B) 16 - 3/4” (C) 18 - 1/2” (D) 16” (E) 17 - 1/2” Lot consists of: (A) British carbine triangular socket bayonet. Blade measures 13-3/8”. Socket measures 3-1/4” with a 7/8” diameter. Top of blade marked “HEELY * 1 / AH”. CONDITION: Retains a grey patina with some darker areas. Markings excellent. (B) American triangular socket bayonet. Blade measures 13”. Socket measures 3-1/8” with 7/8” diameter. CONDITION: Retains a dark, heavy patina. Tip with some minor damage. Crack from notch to end of socket. (C) American socket bayonet. Triangular blade measures 14-1/4”. Socket measures 3-1/8” with a 1” diameter. Appears to have remnants of a “US” or “CP” surcharge on arm. Socket inscribed with two sets of lines. CONDITION: Has been cleaned; retains a mostly grey patina with some darker areas, as well as scattered marks from use. (D) Unmarked triangular socket bayonet, probably Dutch. Blade measures 12-3/4”. Socket measures 2-3/8”. CONDITION: Shows scattered marks from use,and a mostly dark, pitted patina. A large portion of the socket is missing. (E) Civil War bayonet in relic condition with some bending and losses to tip. 300 - 500

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LOT - 1056 1056 - LOT OF 10: MIXED MILITARY BAYONETS AND SCABBARDS. Blade Length: Smallest: 6 - 1/2” Longest: 21 - 5/8” Overall Length: Smallest: 11 - 5/8” Longest: 25” Lot consists of: A) Civil War Enfield musket bayonet and leather scabbard. Tip of scabbard is missing. B) Springfield trapdoor rifle bayonet with crisp ‘US’ mark to ricasso, blued scabbard and belt hook with ‘US’ brass rosette and hanger. C) 1899 dated Krag-Jorgensen rifle bayonet and scabbard. D) 1903 Springfield rifle bayonet marked to ricasso ‘U.S.’ and ‘S.A. 1918.’ Leather over wood scabbard marked ‘R.I.A. 1907.’ E) Full length M1 Garand bayonet dated 1942 and made by United Cutlery. F) WW2 Japanese Arisaka bayonet and scabbard. Ricasso bears Matushita Kinzoku Arsenal stamp.G) Japanese Arisaka bayonet and scabbard. Ricasso bears Tokyo Hohei Kosho Arsenal stamp. H) US M8 M1 carbine bayonet and scabbard. Crisp ‘U.S.’ stamp to ricasso. I) US M7 M-16 rifle bayonet and scabbard. Marked to guard: ‘GEN CUT.’ J) M6 bayonet for M-14 rifle with M8A1 scabbard. Guard is marked: ‘U.S. M8 IMPERIAL.’ PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,200 - 1,500

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1057 - LOT OF 2: INDIAN WARS TROWEL-KNIVES WITH SHEATHS. Blade Length: (A) 8 - 3/8” (B) 8” Overall Length: (A) 13 - 3/8” (B) 13” Lot consists of: (A) U.S. Springfield Model 1880 hunting knife and sheath. Brass guard serial numbered 2515 with brass hook on scabbard stamped “R.I.A” for Rock Island Arsenal. CONDITION: LOT - 1057 Blade has three nicks on cutting edge with grey finish overall with dark patinated rust near the base. Wood handle is all present with factory varnish and is solid to throat. Scabbard is very nice with solid stitching, finish and riveted brass hanger present. (B) M1873 U.S. Wagner entrenching tool and scabbard. These were developed for use during the Indian wars to give frontier troops a handy tool to dig in to defensive positions on short notice. CONDITION: Overall good with “U.S.” stamped located on turned wood handle, blade showing a silver grey overall patina. Russet leather over metal scabbard also marked “U.S”. Scabbard stitching is solid with seam brass throat trim intact. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 600 - 900

1058 - LOT OF 10: 8 BAYONETS AND 2 CARBINE SLING SWIVELS. Blade Length: Shortest: 11 - 1/2” Longest: 18” Overall Length: Shortest: 16” Longest: 20 - 1/8” Lot consists of: (A) Two sling swivels were made to hook to a cavalry carbine and attach to the horse. Included are two of these attachments. CONDITION: Fine. (B) Seven of the bayonets are US type for the Trapdoor or Civil War Springfields, two have the original leather scabbards and hangers. Tip is broken off one scabbard but is still included. All of the bayonets are stamped US. CONDITION: Bayonets are patinated, some have bright steel showing. The two scabbards are quite tender and have significant wear. (C) The last bayonet is dated 1898 and is made for the US Krag rifles. It comes with the metal sheath and hanger. CONDITION: Knife and sheath both are good with some patination. 200 - 300

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1059 - LOT OF 14: MILITARY BAYONETS, KNIVES AND SWORD. Consists of: A) Canadian Model 1907 Ross Bayonet, stamped with “US” proofs on the wood grip. Very good condition with bright blade and minor grip dents. Leather scabbard very good, frog exhibits carved initials and carved star. B) US M7 Bayonet in very good condition, the blade showing moderate finish wear. C) US Model 1903 Bayonet, ricasso marked “SA 1915”. Blade and fittings are bright, wood grips excellent with minor dents. Leather covered scabbard, dated 1909, showing small scattered dents and scuffs. D) US Krag Bayonet Scabbard, blued steel showing about 80% original finish and a number of small scattered dents. E) US Model 1917 Bayonet Scabbard in good condition showing wear to the body. F) German M98/05 Sawback Bayonet, edge dated LOT - 1059 1915. Cleaned bright, replaced grip plates. G) US M6 Bayonet By Imperial. Unissued condition in original box, dated 12/68. Box shows moderate wear and staining. H) US M8A Bayonet Scabbard in issue box dated 2/67. Retaining strap snaps and metal tabs show finish wear and verdigris. I) US Model 1910 Bolo Knife, bright blade dated 1912 displays sharpening, wood grip plates excellent. Canvas covered scabbard dated 1917 in good condition with staining to the canvas. J) US M3 Fighting Knife By Kinfolks, blade retains about 80% original blued finish, leather grip with moderate wear. Leather scabbard in good condition with retaining strap detached and wear at the rivets. K) Theater Made Fighting Knife with aluminum, brass and composition handle, 9-1/4” clipped point blade in very good condition. L) US Fighting Knife, unmarked 7-1/4” clipped point blade, leather washer grip. Very good condition. M) Unmarked Fighting Knife with 6-3/4” blade, leather washer grip and broken crossguard, very good condition. N) Persian copy of the Russian Model 1881 Dragoon Saber, with blued steel scabbard, wood grip and brass fittings. Very good condition, blade bright, the scabbard retaining most of its blued finish but displaying a few small dents. 800 - 1,200 1060 - LOT OF 2: U.S. WWI MODEL 1917 TRENCH KNIFE & HANDMADE COMBAT KNIFE IN M6 SHEATH. Blade Length: (A) 9” (B) 5 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 14 - 1/8” (B) 9 - 7/8” Lot consists of two knives, one a U.S. military 1917 trench knife and the other a handmade knife. (A) The U.S. Model 1917 trench knife was the first official trench knife adopted by the U.S. LOT - 1060 during WWI and was based off of preexisting trench knives already in use by the French Army. Usable only as a stabbing weapon, the Model 1917 was soon replaced by the Model 1918 trench knife, which featured a more adequate knuckle guard. This Model 1917 was manufactured by L.F. & C. and features a triangular 9” blade with a steel knuckle guard. Complete with a leather 1918 manufactured Jewell scabbard. CONDITION: Blade is in very good condition, showing loss to finish from being pulled in and out of the scabbard and small controlled areas of corrosion. Knuckle guard retains the majority of its finish with high edge wear on the spikes and loss to finish along sides of guard. Wood grip retains virtually all of its applied varnish with scattered markings all around. Scabbard is in very good condition, showing scattered handling marks and signs of aging. Metal components retain the majority of their finish with areas of loss on both the tip and base components. Brass components have begun to turn a pleasing mustard colored patina. (B) Unmarked handmade knife. Clip point blade is 5 - 1/4” long and is faceted on left side. Plain steel hand guard. Handle is made of wood and holds the blade in place with brass pins. M6 scabbard is unmarked, but has a hand carved “US ARMY” on the front. CONDITION: Blade is in good condition showing multiple indentations and light corrosion all around. Blade has small nicks to the face of the blade. Guard has grey spotting and areas turning a gun metal grey. Wood grip is in fair condition, with minor chipping on pommel and a 3 - 1/2” crack on the rear of the grip. Scabbard is in fair condition, showing aging and wear. Metal components show grey spotting and areas of light corrosion. Overall an interesting lot of U.S. and handmade knives. 400 - 600

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LOT - 1061

1061 - WILLIAM SCAGEL CAMP AXE WITH STAG HANDLE. Blade Length: 3 - 3/4” Overall Length: 12 - 1/8” This extremely rare Bill Scagel Camp Ax was purchased directly from William “Bill” Scagel by the consignor’s father and has remained with the family until now. Bill Scagel, who is known as the Grandfather of American custom knife makers, crafted this outstanding one piece Camp Ax in the 1930’s. Bill Scagel knives are recognized as being the some of the most desired custom cutlery ever made and the rare Camp Ax is rarely ever seen much less offered for public sale. This example is 12-1/8” overall. It has renown double Kris stamps with Scagel’s name stamp in between the two Kris stamps. Wonderful two piece stag grip panels retained by six nickel silver pins and a single lug guard of similar nickel silver with a buttcap/plate of the same nickel silver. As previously stated this Scagel Ax has never before been offered for sale and comes from the original purchasers family. CONDITION: Ths ax is as close to mint as possible, with the exception of a narrow stain that runs down the side. No evidence of use, sharpening or cleaning is present. All Scagel axes are rare. This is only the second Scagel Camp Ax known to have been offered in recent history. TDW 4,500 - 6,500

1062 - LOT OF 8: US, AK47, AND JAPANESE BAYONETS. Blade Length: Smallest: 5 - 7/8” Largest: 15 - 5/8” Overall Length: Smallest: 11” Largest: 20” Lot contains: (A) Soviet made Vietnam era AK47 bayonet with scabbard. Marked “UV1509” on blade and “IV1535” on scabbard. No damage to blade and scabbard, just finish wear. Leather frog exhibits the wear expected from a worn example. CONDITION: Very good. (B) US Navy Mark 1 fighting knife in a US Navy Mark 2 scabbard. Blade exhibits minor sharpening and a worn finish. CONDITION: Very good. (C) Japanese Type 30 Ariska bayonet with scabbard. marked blade retains 95% of its blued finish with no damage. Grips are intact and fittings have a nice patina overall. Scabbard has 100% freckling, and will clean up. CONDITION: Good to very good. (D) US M14 M6 bayonet with scabbard. Blade retains none of its original finish, and the cross-guard are maker a model marked. Grips have minor wear and scabbard is marked “US M9A1”. CONDITION: Very good. (E) US WWII fighting knife marked “Cattaraugus” and “225Q” on the blade, which has been moderately sharpened. Leather grips and sheath are intact. CONDITION: Very good. (F) US WWII Garand bayonet and scabbard which LOT - 1062 consignor states was worn by the veteran during the Normandy invasion. Bayonet is made by “Union Fork + Hoe”, and all metal surfaces have a coating of bright orange rust. Will clean up. CONDITION: Fair. (G) European made Iraqi AK47 bayonet and scabbard. CONDITON: Mint. (H) US WWII 1940 fighting axe with sheath. Blade is marked “Woodman’s Pal” and it was made by the “Victor Tool Co”. Blade is heavily sharpened and retains approximately 90% of its original finish. Web sheath retains its zipper but displays moderate wear. CONDITION: Very good. 600 - 1,000

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1063 - ASSORTED USMC AND USN FIGHTING KNIVES AND TRAPDOOR BAYONET This collector lot consist of: (A) Camillus USMC guard marked fighting knife in USN MK1 scabbard. CONDITION: Fair with finish loss and period use. (B) Ka-Bar USMC blade marked fighting knife in USMC leather scabbard (possible reproduction). (C) USN MK2 fighting knife by Camillus in USN MK2 scabbards. CONDITION: Very good. (D) Camillus N.Y. USMC blade marked fighting knife with correct leather with the name “KNOEPFLER” inked on the back. (E) Western Mfg. Ka-Bar pattern fighting knife in World War II scabbard. CONDITION: Fair, with finish loss and corrosion. (F) US Camillus Ka-Bar fighter in synthetic scabbard. CONDITION: Fair, with no original finish remaining. (G) US Model 1873 Trapdoor socket bayonet with scabbard and hanger. CONDITION: Good, with over 50% blue remaining on blade. (H) Theater made knife with horn grips and in USMC Bolo scabbard. CONDITION: Good, as found. TDW 500 - 800 LOT - 1063 1064 - COLLECTORS ASSORTMENT OF US MILITARY M4 BAYONETS FOR THE M1 CARBINE BY VARIOUS MAKERS. The Model M4 bayonets for the US M1 Carbine are from the following makers: Utica (guard marked), Imperial (guard marked), Imperial (guard marked), Imperial Camillus (guard marked), Utica (guard marked), Imperial (guard marked), Imperial (guard marked), Utica (guard marked), Imperial (guard marked), unmarked/unmarked without handle (relic). CONDITION: Very good to fair. Most all are very good condition with slight finish wear upon the USM8A1 scabbards and slight edge wear with spotted staining. One is a relic condition bayonet missing handle and maker is unknown. TDW 500 - 800 1065 - COLLECTION OF 10: ASSORTED US MILITARY AND FOREIGN BAYONETS Lot consists of: three US Model M-7 bayonets for the M16 rifle made by Colt, Conetta and General Cutlery; all in USM8 A1 scabbards. CONDITION: All are very fine to new condition. One USM5 bayonet for the M1 Garand rifle by Imperial in USM8 A1 scabbard. CONDITION: Very fine. Five USM4 bayonets for the US M1 Carbine made by K.I., A.C.C. (guard marked), Camillus (reproduction), Arial (guard marked), and one only marked US M4 with satin nickel blade finish. All M4 bayonets are in USM8A1 scabbards. CONDITION: Varies from very good to fair. The K.I. is as new. One Spanish FR8 bayonet and scabbard. CONDITION: Good. Lot has three additional M8A1 scabbards. TDW 300 - 600

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1066 - LOT OF 3: THREE AMERICAN M3 FIGHTING KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 6 - 5/8” (B) 6 - 3/4” (B) 6 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 11 - 1/2” (B) 11 - 5/8” (C) 11 - 5/8” Lot consists of three knives, one has composite sheath marked M8 B.H. CO. The other two knives have leather M6 sheaths, one of which is a modern reproduction. LOT - 1066 CONDITION: (A) with some nicks in blade and some wear to finish. Scabbard is good. (B) Blade is good with some finish loss, handle is dirty. Scabbard is fine and the modern reproduction. (C) Metal is good with some patination on blade and pommel, blade lightly sharpened. Handle is very good. Scabbard is good, complete, but tender. 300 - 600

1067 - LOT OF 4: FOUR M3 TRENCH KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 6 - 5/8” (B) 6 5/8” (C) 6 - 5/8” (D) 11 -3/4” Overall Length: (A) 11 - 5/8” (B) 11 - 1/2” (C) 11 - 3/8” (D) 11 - 1/2” Lot consists of four knives with sheaths, two leather and two metal. (A) Stamped on blade US M3 H.Boker & co USA. Leather handle. Leather sheath not stamped. CONDITION: Blade has been sharpened and used. (B) Similar to (A) but blade LOT - 1067 not stamped. CONDITION: Commensurate with (A). (C) As others but stamped USM3 Utica. Metal scabbard marked USM8 B.M.CO. CONDITION: Blade sharpened. (D) Same as others but stamped Camillus, same B.M. CO scabbard. CONDITION: Blade sharpened. 300 - 500

1068 - LOT OF 5: ONE M3 BAYONET AND FOUR M4 BAYONETS. Blade Length: (A) 6 - 5/8” (B) 6 - 5/8” (C) 6 - 5/8” (D) 6 - 5/8” (E) 6 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 11 - 1/4” (B) 11 - 1/2” (C) 11 - 1/2” (D) 11 - 1/2” (E) 11 - 3/8” (A) M3 with metal sheath stamped B.M.CO. (B)-(E) All are M4 model bayonets. Three have sheaths stamped B.M.CO US M 8. (E) is paint identified on handle Kumwha Valley Korea in white paint and has a 50th Arms division pin and Korean embroidered sash. CONDITION: All excellent. 300 - 500

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1069 - LOT OF 6: THREE U.S. FIGHTING KNIVES AND THREE 1911 HOLSTERS. Blade Length: 7” Overall Length: 12” Lot consists of (A) USMC Kabar with sheath. CONDITION: Good, some nicks and handling marks commiserate with use. Sheath is tender, complete. (B) US M3 with US M8 sheath. CONDITION: Good, some patination and use marks. Sheath is fine, complete. (C) USMC Camillus with sheath. CONDITION: Fine, with handling marks and nicks commiserate with use. Metal scabbard is fine, some patination. Accompanying knifes are three holsters: (D) US LOT - 1069 Shoulder holster for 1911-A1 US Boyt. CONDITION: Good with some verdigris on brass. (E) Shoulder holster for 1911-A1 made by Enger-Kress. CONDITION: Good, with some verdigris. (F) standard US black belt holster dated 1963 with dark green canvas belt. CONDITION: Good with some patination on metal that has rubbed into belt. 200 - 300

LOT - 1070 1070 - DIFFICULT TO FIND CASE OF 24 M4 BAYONETS, 23 SEALED, FROM W.R. CASE & SONS CUTLERY. Blade Length: 6 - 3/4” Overall Length: 11 - 3/4” This is a lot of 24 M4 bayonets produced by W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Company in the original shipping box. 23 of the knives are still sealed, one has been opened to demonstrate contents. Exterior of box stamped “25 Bayonet-Knife M4/ Drawing No. 20-2B-58 / 25 Scabbard, Bayonet-Knife M8A1 / Drawing No. 20-2B-57 / SNL B-8 No. W-36-061-CRC-1013 / Manufacture W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company”. Tape applied to top reads “25 EA. BAYONET, KNIFE M-4 / W/ SCABBARD M8A1 / B1-6702251”. “44595” marked on top in pencil. Individual boxes are marked “1 EA. BAYONET KNIFE M4 / W/ SCABBARD M8A1 / B1-6702261”. One flap marked “Case & Sons / Bradford PA”. One knife and case has been removed at some point, presumably to check contents. CONDITION: Box is in fair condition given its age, with some staining. Tape is losing adhesive and peeling in places. Knives are still in their original boxes with the exception of the demonstration piece. An astonishingly rare and desirable lot. 2,000 - 4,000

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LOT - 1071 1071 - HARD TO FIND CASE OF 24 M4 BAYONETS, 23 SEALED, FROM UTICA. Blade Length: 6 - 3/4” Overall Length: 11 - 3/4” This is an original case of 24 M4 bayonets produced by the Utica Cutlery Company out of New York, 23 are still sealed. Exterior of box, left side, stamped “25 Bayonet-Knife M4 / Drawing No. 20-2B-58 / 25 Scabbard, Bayonet-Knife M8A1 / Drawing No. 20-2B-57/ SNL B-37 / Utica Cutlery Co. / Utica, N.Y.” The individual boxes are stamped with the same information in addition to “1 EA. Bayonet Knife M4/ W/ SCABBARD M8A1 / B1-6702251.” 23 knives are still sealed and have never been opened, one opened to show contents. One box is missing, presumably from someone confirming the contents. Bayonets with leather handles and scabbards are early M8s with leather thong. CONDITION: Box is good for age with some staining. Tape is starting to peel in locations with some tape losses. 23 knives are still sealed in their original boxes with one opened. A fabulous and totally unique find. 2,000 - 4,000

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LOT - 1073

1072 - RUANA BELT AXE FROM BONNER MONTANA WITH SHEATH Blade Length: 2 - 7/8” Overall Length: 10 - 1/2”

1073 - LOT OF 2: TWO EXPERIMENTAL US M7 KNUCKLE DUSTER BAYONETS. Blade Length: (BOTH) 6 - 5/8” Overall Length: (BOTH) 11 - 3/4”

Carbon steel construction with aluminum butt and elk grip panels retained by white metal pins. 2-7/8” cutting edge with wedge being 4-7/8” wide and 10-1/2” overall length. Housed in its factory marked “RUANA” waxed lined stitched sheath with nickel snap. CONDITION: Good overall with light surface staining and corrosion on backside of hatchet. The elk grip panels are very fine and well fitting. The leather scabbard is supple and all stitching is solid. TDW 450 - 750

Consignor states these two unissued modified US M7 bayonets are experimental, and were made in the 1970’s in an effort to be awarded a government contract. Both M7 bayonets are made by “Imperial” and the two M8A1 scabbards are made by “PWH” and “TWB”. One of the grip panels have been removed from each bayonet, and replaced with the cast aluminum knuckle grip. The black finished handle is marked “3A” on the inside and the unfinished grip is marked “8A”. The consignor has provided a 1988 dated drawing for a “experimental knucks knife bayonet - M16” which states these were made by a small manufacturing company in Kentucky. CONDITION: Unissued, and excellent to near mint. 400 - 800

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1074 - LOT OF 10: BAYONETS WITH ACCESSORIES. Lot consists of: six Model 1905-E1 bayonets modified for the M1 Garand rifle and rebuilt in South Korea; five of these are in synthetic scabbards and one is in a USM8 A1 scabbard. One PAL Model 903-E1 bayonet with 10” blade and M1 scabbard, one 1900 dated Us Springfield Krag blade bayonet with type II scabbard, one UC marked M1 bayonet in M1 scabbard, and one reproduction M1 carbine sling. CONDITION: Fine, as refinished on the Korean 1905-E1 bayonets. The PAL M1 bayonet is excellent. The Krag bayonet is very good. TDW 250 - 350 LOT - 1074

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1075 - RARE & SUPERB 19TH CENTURY OR EARLIER AFRICAN (YORUBA?) RITUAL AXE. This extraordinary ethnographic work of art made of exotic wood and copper wire with iron blade displays the finest possible African craftsmanship and artistry. The carving is exquisite featuring a praying god as handle, heightened with pitch. The axe is bound with braided brass and copper wire. The patination throughout is indicative of decades of careful use and cannot be duplicated by modern methods. Ritual objects of this quality routinely bring five and six figures at ethnographic auctions. The axe measures 13-1/2” long and 5-3/4” at the widest point. CONDITION: Would rate excellent for an object of this age and type. 3,000 - 5,000

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1076 - LOT OF 6: US MILITARY COLLECTORS BAYONETS AND FIGHTING KNIVES Lot consist of: (A) US Model 1017 bayonet manufactured by Remington with parkerized blade blue hardware. Green painted leather scabbard with brass hanger. (B) Springfield Model 1905 bayonet with 16” brightly polished blade and wood grips in green US marked fibre scabbard. (C) US LOT - 1076 Model 1905-E1 modified bayonet marked U.C. over US with black plastic handles and with out scabbard.(D) US Model M5A1 bayonet manufactured in Japan by Kiffe with parkerized finish and black plastic handles in USM8 scabbard marked BM CO. (E) US M3 fighting knife with guard marking US M3 A.C.C. with sole leather handle in US M8 scabbard marked BM CO. (F) USM3 fighting knife with blade marking USM3 H. Boker & Co U.S.A. with sole leather handle in USM8 scabbard marked BM Co. CONDITION: 1917 bayonet and scabbard are very good with light finish loss at tip of blade, scabbard is period repaint but very fine. 1905 Springfield is highly polished with marking indiscernible and tip worn, scabbard is very fine. 1905E1 is very good with slight cleanable corrosion and crisp markings. US M5A1 is as new with scabbard being slightly worn but very good. ACC marked M-3 has surface corrosion on butt and guard, blade is very good, scabbard is used but very good. Boker M3 has surface corrosion on butt and guard, blade is excellent and scabbard is very fine. TDW 300 - 500

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1077 - GREAT COLLECTORS LOT OF BAYONETS AND SWORD Lot consists of: a very early British Brown Bess bayonet with “NI” marked on blade, one 1855 US Socket bayonet, two 1873 US Trapdoor bayonets, one 1916 dated German “Butcher” bayonet with scabbard and one Emerson & Silver US Model 1840 musician’s sword. CONDITION: All socket bayonets are lightly pitted and previously cleaned but appear fine. The Brown Bess bayonet has a small crack in forward end of socket. Musicians sword is slightly stained and without scabbard. The “Butcher” bayonet is very good with crisp markings and nicely marked scabbard. TDW 400 - 600

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1078 - LOT OF 8: EIGHT EDGED WEAPONS FROM VARIOUS COUNTRIES. Lot consists of: (A) Toledo marked 8.5” blade with plastic sheath. (B) All metal bayonet, handle and sheath for Mauser EJ AB Anchor marked blade. (C) Brass handle, metal sheath, blade not marked. (D) Wood handle, metal sheath, blade not marked. Russian (E) Same as above but blade marked Cyrillic and dated 44. (F) Triangle bayonet with leather sheath, blade marked WD (G) All metal, sheath stamped MAT F, looks like an M3 type. (H) This is a Kukri, unmarked. CONDITION: Weapons range from poor to fine. 400 - 600

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1079 - COLLECTORS LOT OF 9 BAYONETS. Lot consists of: two French 1866 Chassepot bayonets, one Argentine 1891 bayonet with alloy grip, two British Model 1907 bayonets for the SMLE rifle, one British No. 4 spike bayonet, one US PAL mfg Model 1905E1 bayonet in USM8 scabbard manufactured by BM Co., one Mauser 1895 bayonet with leather scabbard, and one unknown Mauser pattern bayonet. CONDITION: Good as found. Bayonets have not been cleaned and have dried oil and from storage. All bayonets would benefit from a diligent cleaning. TDW 300 - 500

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LOT - 1080

1080 - MASSIVE CONGREVE FOLDING BOWIE KNIFE. Blade Length: 12” Overall Length: 18 - 1/8” This very large folding bowie knife of the 1830’s era is marked at its base W (crown) R, C. CONGREVE, SHEFFIELD and the blade is faintly etched, in a panel, “I fear neither Lion nor Bear nor Dragon, I can cut down a Tree, or tap you a Flagon”, with scrollwork towards the blade’s ricasso. The clip point blade is slightly over 1/4” thick with a maximum width over 1-3/8”, and is released from the serviceable closed position by depressing the oval escutcheon on the obverse handle. The beautifully textured stag scales are accompanied by guards on both ends, including “king’s crown” guards when fully opened. Sheath of red Moroccan leather with German silver throat and fancy tip protects protruding blade when closed. Pictured in The Antique Bowie Knife Book by Adams, Voyles, & Moss (pp.280-281). Perhaps the finest known example of this type. c.1830’s. CONDITION: No signs of sharpening or use, scattered light pits toward the blade’s tip, etching is faint. The handles are in nearly perfect condition. 15,000 - 18,000

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1081 - CHARLES CONGREVE SHEFFIELD FOLDING DIRK WITH IVORY GRIPS CIRCA 1865. Blade Length: 4 - 1/2” Overall Length: 9 - 3/4”

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This beautiful English made large folding dirk features period Ivory scales with silver bolster and hilt. Maker marked 4 - 1/2” blade marked W (crown) R C CONGREVE PATENT. The ivory has mellowed with age exhibiting a custard hue. This is a superb example of a Civil War period fine English folder. 9 - 3/4” total length. CONDITION: Blade with some minor age freckling but without blade nicks and unsharpened. Ivory is neither chipped nor cracked. 2,000 - 3,000

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1082 - CONGREVE FOLDING SWORD-DIRK. Blade Length: 10” Overall Length: 15 - 1/2”

LOT - 1082

Sheffield folding sword-dirk with long spear point blade, double ground on forward end, stamped on tang W (crown) R C. CONGREVE’S PATENT DIRK KNIVES. The knife’s “pick-lock” mechanism secures the blade both when closed and when fully open. Stag handle scales secured with birdseye pins, nickel silver guards on both ends, escutcheon on the front side. With moroccan leather sheath to protect protruding blade when closed; the knife is serviceable in the closed position with blade extending 5-1/8”. c. 1830’s. CONDITION: Blade with sharpening, scattered pitting, has been cleaned. The handle is completely original with one crack, one handle pin has pulled loose. 1,000 - 1,200

LOT - 1083 1083 - 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. c. 1856-1889. This knife was reportedly discovered many years ago, while being used by a West Coast carpetlayer. Ex. Joe Cordova, Mark Zalesky, David Petty collections. CONDITION: Blade with light sharpening and use, scattered pitting especially towards ricasso. 2,500 - 3,000

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1084 - I*XL WOSTENHOLM BOWIE ETCHED “DEATH TO ABOLITION”. Blade Length: 8 - 1/4” Overall Length: 12 - 5/8” Boldly etched across the lower bevel of the clip point blade “Death to Abolition”, this famous I*XL bowie is stamped on its ricasso W (crown) R GEORGE WOSTENHOLM & SON’S CELEBRATED CAST STEEL BOWIE KNIFE, with WARRANTED OF THE BEST QUALITY stamped out on the blade’s face. The checkered ebony handle is trimmed with a nickel silver shell pommel, floral decorated ferrule and a ball end guard. Original Moroccan leather sheath with nickel silver tip and throat. This knife has long been associated with a rare anti-slavery publication called “The Slave’s Friend” (No.26), published in about 1837 and showing a similar knife with a different pommel style, commenting “How wicked to make such knives! How wicked to sell them!! How wicked to use them!!” This exact knife is pictured in The Antique Bowie Knife Book by Adams, Voyles, & Moss (pp.412-413) and in many other publications, including but not limited to Classic Bowie Knives by Abels (p.70), Bowie Knives by Abels (red cover, p.29), The Robert Abels Collection of Bowie Type Knives of American Interest (p.3), Bowie Knives, From the Collections of Robert Abels and the Ohio Historical Society by Keener (knife #22), American Knives by Petersen (p.42) and Confederate Edged Weapons by Albaugh (p.177). The red #14 on the reverse ricasso was likely put there by Robert Abels himself, in the 1940’s or 1950’s. CONDITION: Blade with light sharpening, scattered spotting and a few pits towards tip, cracks in handle have been filled. Some areas of damage to sheath, frog stud is loose. 30,000 - 50,000

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1085 - GOLD AND SILVER MOUNTED CALIFORNIA DRESS BOWIE BY MICHAEL PRICE. Blade Length: 6 - 1/2” Overall Length: 11 - 1/4” A California knife of the finest grade by the genre’s most famed maker, Michael Price, with silver wrapped handle; scales of walrus ivory, pins and escutcheons of gold. The blade is marked M. PRICE SAN FRAN on the ricasso. All of the silver work is finely engraved, as are the edges of the gold escutcheons on both sides. The silver sheath is engraved on both sides, the obverse with scrollwork and a foliate scene that includes a California bear and a galloping horse, and the reverse with foliate scrollwork and the name “H.W. Carter”. Spring steel clip typical of Price’s work. Pictured in The Antique Bowie Knife Book by Adams, Voyles, & Moss (pp.462-463), and in California’s Best: Old West Art & Antiques by Brad & Brian Witherell (p.138). A beautiful example of Price’s finest work. c.1856-1889. CONDITION: Blade has been carefully cleaned, leaving only traces of light pitting in a couple of areas. The handle scales with one chipped area on the reverse side. 70,000 - 100,000

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1086 - HUGE AND ORNATE “CALIFORNIA KNIFE” BY G. CROOKES. Blade Length: 12 - 1/8” Overall Length: 16 - 5/8” Top quality Sheffield bowie knife of the Gold Rush era, the blade about 5/32” thick and over 12” long with most of its original crocus polish present, etched in a panel “California Knife” with foliate scrollwork, highlighted with gold wash. The handle features the rare “steer” guards along with coffin-shaped horse-alligator pommels and mother of pearl inserts, all on a nickel silver frame. No sheath. circa 1849-1850’s. G. Grookes was established as a table knife maker in about 1837 and the business was listed as G. Grookes & Co. during the 1840’s; by 1862 it had become Crookes & Clarke. This is a well known knife in extraordinary condition, pictured in The Antique Bowie Knife Book by Adams, Voyles, & Moss (pp.512-513), and in California’s Best: Old West Art & Antiques by Brad & Brian Witherell (p.110). CONDITION: In unused condition with scattered spidering on blade and a few small dings here and there. 25,000 - 35,000

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LOT - 1087

1087 - EXTREMELY RARE INSCRIBED SCAGEL BOWIE KNIFE WITH ULTRA-RARE IVORY SCALES AND ORIGINAL SHEATH. Blade Length: 7” Overall Length: 11 - 3/4” Extraordinary Scagel knife with 7” flat ground swept point blade marked on left side at ricasso “W.SCAGEL HANDMADE” and has Bill Scagel’s iconic “Kris” stamp. The handle has two smooth slabs of elephant ivory attached to the tapered tang with 3 brass pins. Housed in its original tooled leather scabbard with brass HEISER/DENVER snap. Inlaid on the left grip and probably engraved by Bill Scagel himself is a diamond shaped silver name plate with the name “RUSS MOORE DAYTON OHIO” The only other known ivory mounted presentation Scagel was previously sold by Dr. Jim Lucie who wrote the definitive study on Scagel knives. And as a strange side note it was shipped to Ohio as well. William Scagel was the Grandfather of American custom knife makers in the modern era. He was born February 1875 in Ontario, Canada and in 1900 immigrated to the United States. In 1917 he opened his shop in Muskegon, MI where he worked in metal & cutlery and in the 1936-1937 period began his knife-making career and died in 1963. Mr. Scagel’s knives have been the inspiration for numerous custom knife-makers ever since. He produced knives from the tiniest bird & fish knife to the giant camp knives, along with axes & folding knives. He also produced numerous other articles such as copper-ware skillets, pots & pans. He even made corkscrews. His knives rarely come to market. CONDITION: Very fine. Blade is full length showing sharpening stone marks on blade with slight surface etching. The ivory has a wonderful, mellow golden patina. Sheath shows moderate wear with moderate soil, heavier on the back. Scabbard is very fine with leather being very supple and well cared for the stitching is solid and intact. Strap is intact with very minor period cut. This unbelievably rare Scagel knife will be the centerpiece of an advanced knife and or Bowie collection and is fresh to the market. TDW 10,000 - 15,000

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LOT - 1088 1088 - MINTY I*XL “CALIFORNIA KNIFE” BY GEORGE WOSTENHOLM. Blade Length: 9 - 1/8” Overall Length: 13 - 3/4” Spear point blade with most of its original crocus polish, etched “Geo. Wostenholm & Son’s Celebrated CALIFORNIA KNIFE” and stamped on the ricasso I*XL, G WOSTENHOLM & SON, WASHINGTON WORKS, NONE ARE GENUINE BUT THOSE MARKED I*XL. Full tang construction, nickel silver reinforced guard with dark horn scales and pearl pommel pieces, escutcheon on obverse. c. 1849-1850’s, by perhaps the most famous and prolific maker of English bowie knives for America. CONDITION: The blade shows no signs of sharpening but has a few wrinkles in the edge and has been lightly cleaned in a few areas. The scales have one small crack and show a few small areas of insect damage. 4,000 - 6,000

LOT - 1089 1089 - MASSIVE EXTREMELY RARE BILL SCAGEL MADE BOWIE KNIFE FROM THE CHARLE LUCIE COLLECTION Blade Length: 8 - 1/8” Overall Length: 13 - 3/4” This Bowie-style knife is an absolute work of art. Crown stag butt with sole leather spacers intermixed with red plastic, aluminum and black rubber spacers. The overall length is 13-3/4”, with a blade length of 8-1/8” The blade measures over 5/16” thick at the haft. The blade is stamped with Scagel’s small iconic Kris stamp. The blade is a classic slightly up-swept Bowie design with a false edge ground to perfectly symmetrical proportions. This is a most difficult grind to accomplish and very few makers today can accomplish this. This knife was made 1925 or earlier. The accompanying brown leather Scagel-made form fitted-style sheath is original to this knife and is in very fine condition. The sheath is stitched with brown cotton with rivets at tip and top. Decorative nickel finished snap on retaining strap. PROVENANCE: Dr. Jim Lucie Collection. CONDITION: Very fine with typical staining as is often found on these knives The blade has been period sharpened but done so properly.The knife is accompanied by a letter from Dr. Lucie dated 2014 explaining that he believes the knife originated in Canada but was discovered in Maine. The back of the scabbard is inscribed with the name R. Teed of which no information is known. A wonderful Scagel knife in massive proportions. Made by the Grandfather of American custom knives and from the world renown Lucie collection. TDW 8,000 - 12,000

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LOT - 1090 1090 - RARE SCAGEL FIGHTING KNIFE WITH SHEATH Blade Length: 7 - 3/8” Overall Length: 12 - 1/2” One of the very few Scagel handmade knives ever offered for sale. It has 7-3/8”, slightly turned down blade with 6-3/4” false back grind, 12-1/2” 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 or “Kris” as it is known. 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. This appears to be one of his extremely World War II fighting knives. This pattern was later copied by Bo Randall and is known as the Number One Fighter. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Blade shows sharpening with a small ding in the cutting edge. Handle and pommel are extremely fine. The stag pommel shows moderate wear with a wonderful ivory-like patina. Sheath has aged very well with cracking at retaining strap and solid stitching and rather supple leather. Overall in need of treatment. TDW 6,000 - 8,000

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LOT - 1091 1091 - ELEGANT WILLIAM “BILL” SCAGEL TABLE SIZED TWO-PIECE CARVING SET WITH STAG HANDLES. Blade Length: 5 - 3/4” Overall Length: 11 - 1/2” Brow tine stag handled carving knife with matching two tined fork from the dean of custom knife makers, William Scagel (1873-1963). This knife is a classic Scagel with 5-3/4” straight drop point blade, angled brass guard, stacked sole leather, hard rubber, and brass spacers in the handle, and brow tine stag pommel. Left side of the blade is marked with the iconic Bill Scagel Kris logo on the left ricasso. This two piece carving set with stacked sole leather handles and brow tine stag pommels has an overall length knife 11-1/2” with blade length of 5-3/4”. Fork overall 9” with Kris marking on front. CONDITION: Near pristine with very slight evidence of handling. Handles are near pristine, and set shows no actual use. This set was purchased directly from William “Bill” Scagel and was consigned to us by the original purchasers family and has never been offered for sale prior. TDW 4,500 - 6,500

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LOT - 1092 1092 - RARE AND DESIRABLE BILL SCAGEL TWO-PIECE CROWN STAG CARVING SET. Blade Length: 9” Overall Length: 14 - 1/2” Crown stag handled carving knife with matching two tined fork from the dean of custom knife makers, William Scagel (1873-1963). This knife is classic Scagel with 9” slight up-swept point blade, angled brass guard, and stacked leather, hard rubber, and brass spacers in the handle with crown stag pommel. Left side of the blade is marked “W. SCAGEL / HAND MADE” and has his Kris logo on the left ricasso. This two piece carving set with stacked sole leather handles and crown stag pommels has an overall length knife 14-1/2” with blade length of 9”. Fork overall 11” with Kriss marking on front. CONDITION: Near pristine with very slight evidence of handling. Handles are near pristine, and set shows no actual use. This set was purchased directly from William “Bill” Scagel and was consigned to us by the original purchasers family and has never been offered for sale prior. TDW 4,500 - 6,500

1093 - FANTASTIC WILLIAM “BILL” SCAGEL TWO-PIECE CARVING SET. Blade Length: 12 - 1/4” Overall Length: 17 - 5/8”

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Classic carving knife and two tined fork from the dean of custom knife makers, William Scagel (1873-1963). This knife is a classic Scagel with 12-1/4” slight up-swept point blade, angled brass guard, and stacked leather, hard rubber, and brass spacers in the handle with deer antler pommel. Right side of the blade is marked “W. SCAGEL / HAND MADE” and has his Kris logo on the right ricasso. This set 2 piece carving set with stacked handles and stag pommels has an overall length knife 17-5/8” with blade length 12-1/4”. Fork overall 13-5/8” with Kris marking on front. CONDITION: Very Fine with narrow stain on cutting edge of knife. Handles are near pristine, and set shows no actual use. This set was purchased directly from William “Bill” Scagel and was consigned to us by the original purchasers family and has never been offered for sale prior. TDW 4,500 - 6,500

1094 - CLASSIC SCAGEL KNIFE & FORK CUTLERY. Blade Length: 6 - 1/4” Overall Length: 11”

LOT - 1094

Stag handled hunting knife with two tined stag handled fork from the dean of custom knife makers, William Scagel (1873-1963). This knife is a classic Scagel with 6-1/4” Bowie/clip point blade, angled brass guard, and stacked sole leather, hard rubber, and brass spacers in the handle with stag pommel. Left side of the blade is marked with the iconic W. Scagel Handmade and his Kris logo on the left ricasso. This two piece set with stacked sole leather handles and stag pommels has an overall length knife 11” with blade length of 6-1/4”. Fork overall 11-1/2” with Kris marking on front. CONDITION: Very fine with slight scratches on cutting edge and light soiling of sole leather spacers with very slight evidence of use. This set was purchased directly from William “Bill” Scagel and was consigned to us by the original purchasers family and has never been offered for sale prior. TDW 4,500 - 6,500 50

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LOT - 1095 1095 - ELEGANT WILLIAM “BILL” SCAGEL FILET KNIFE WITH BROWN TINE STAG HANDLE. Blade Length: 7 - 3/8” Overall Length: 11 - 1/2” Classic filet knife from the dean of custom knife makers, William Scagel (1873-1963). This knife is classic Scagel with 7-3/8” slight up-swept blade with angled single nickel silver guard and Brow tine stag handle. Blade is crisply marked with Bill Scagel’s trademark “Kris” stamp on left side of blade while right side of blade stamped with “W.Scagel Handmade”. Bill Scagel knives are unique in themselves with hunting and fighting knives having represented the majority of his production. Fishing pattern or filet knives are very infrequently seen and is probably due to that fact that these knives saw hard use in the lakes region where Bill Scagel produced his work. CONDITION: Very fine with very slight period staining on blade. and some very slight scratches from period use. The Brow tine handle with nickel silver guard is very fine and the stag has attained a very pleasant caramel coloring from age. A wonderful condition knife in one of the least frequently encountered variations. TDW 4,000 - 6,000

1096 - LOT OF 3: CUSTOM SCAGEL STYLE STAG KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 7 - 1/2” (B) 5 - 7/8” (C) 4 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 12” (B) 10 - 7/8” (C) 8 - 1/2” Lot consists of: (A) A beautiful Scagel-style upswept clip bowie knife of 1/4” stock, with a brushed finish, the knife is marked “Scar*” and “Zacharias Fighter 030”. Featuring a brass guard, and a stag handle with brass pins and fiber spacers. Includes a quality stitched leather sheath and stone by Gutcher of Sullivan’s (Tampa, Florida). A very well done reproduction of the original design that inspired Randall’s famous Model 1. CONDITION: Mint and unused. Rick Schuchmann of Schuchmann Cutlery and Replicas (SCAR) of New Richmond, Ohio has been making high quality knives since 1997. (B) A second Scagel-style custom knife, featuring a well done stag and leather handle with a highly polished nickel silver guard. Knife is marked “GRECO” on the guard. Includes a sturdy leather sheath. CONDITION: Mint and unused. John Greco of Greensburg, Kentucky has been making high quality fixed-blade knives since 1986. (C) Northwoods Knives of Gladstone, Michigan. A third Scagel-styled knife, this one comprises an upswept blade marked “Northwoods Knives, Gladstone, Michigan USA, 2004”. The knife features a crown stag and stacked leather/brass handle with a nickel silver guard. Part of a limited production line produced for Northwoods Knives’ owner David Shirley. No sheath. CONDITION: Unused, with a few light spots on the blade. 350 - 450 LOT - 1096

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LOT - 1097

1097 - LARGE UNWIN & RODGERS “ARKANSAS TOOTHPICK” WITH DECORATED SPINE. Blade Length: 12” Overall Length: 17 - 1/2” Big and heavy, the foot-long, 5/32” thick blade of this early Sheffield bowie shows quite a bit of original crocus polish and is decorated with filework on top of and along the sides of the spine, stamped on its face ARKANSAS TOOTH PICK and on the ricasso UNWIN & RODGERS ROYAL CUTLERY SHEFFIELD. Carved rosewood handle with nickel silver shell pommel and decorated guard. Double-gimp escutcheons on each side of handle. No sheath. c.1830’s-1840’s. CONDITION: The blade with a small amount of sharpening and use, and one small nick, with a few scattered spots and pits but with a lot of original polish visible under the spotting and tarnish. 10,000 - 14,000

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LOT - 1098 1098 - UNWIN & RODGERS BOWIE WITH COFFIN SHAPED HANDLE. Blade Length: 9 - 7/8” Overall Length: 14 - 3/4” The 1/4” thick clip point blade features a sharpened false edge and is etched with a foliate panel, reading “ARKANSAS TOOTH PICK”; the ricasso is stamped UNWIN & RODGERS ROYAL CUTLERY SHEFFIELD. The shaped nickel silver guard and handle frame bear an escutcheon on the obverse; the scales are ivory. The scabbard is tight but correct to the knife. c.1830’s-1840’s. CONDITION: Much of the blade was covered with fine pitting which has been cleaned, but makes the etching difficult to read. The knife has not been used or sharpened much, and the sheath is in fine condition. The handle scales appear to have been replaced some time ago. 2,500 - 3,500

1099 - LARGE SHELL POMMEL BOWIE BY UNWIN & RODGERS. Blade Length: 11 - 5/8” Overall Length: 16 - 5/8” Huge double edged blade 1-5/8” wide, faintly marked on ricasso UNWIN & RODGERS, SHEFFIELD and on reverse CAST LOT - 1099 STEEL BOWIE KNIFE. Blade shows traces of foliate etching on obverse. Swell center nickel silver handle frame with guard and shell pommel; stag scales with escutcheon on obverse. Faint inked number on ricasso from previous collector. Solid nickel silver sheath. Circa 1830’s-1840’s, maker Unwin & Rodgers was founded in the 1820’s and remained in business throughout the peak years of the bowie knife era. CONDITION: Blade with light pitting overall, point rounded, one small nick in edge. Handle with lengthwise crack on reverse and two small cracks on obverse. Sheath may be a replacement. 2,000 - 3,000

LOT - 1100 1100 - ALFRED HUNTER BOWIE WITH CARVED IVORY HANDLE. Blade Length: 8 - 3/4” Overall Length: 13 - 7/8” Rare, classic bowie knife by Alfred Hunter of Newark, NJ, with carved ivory handle in Hunter’s typical style. Escutcheons on both sides, the obverse engraved “L.G.”, nickel silver guard and ferrule. Clip point blade about 5/32” thick, stamped ALFRED HUNTER. No sheath. c. 1830’s-1840’s. While Hunter seems to have not left us with much historical evidence of his bowie knife production, we do know that he was producing them as early as 1836 and that, for a time he produced a fair number of fine quality knives with stout blades. CONDITION: Blade with a few small nicks and a few randomly placed pits. The handle is split lengthwise as is typical of Hunters, with the crack running along the bottom side which is a favorable location. 8,000 - 12,000

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LOT - 1101 1101 - ALFRED HUNTER BOWIE KNIFE WITH CARVED IVORY HANDLE. Blade Length: 8 - 1/4” Overall Length: 13 - 3/8” Rare bowie by early New Jersey maker Alfred Hunter of Newark, the clip point blade is stamped ALFRED HUNTER’S SUPERIOR CUTLERY and features a “Spanish notch” on its cutting edge. The one piece ivory handle is carved on both sides, with a nickel silver escutcheon on the obverse, and a nickel silver ferrule. Leather sheath is an old replacement. c. 1830’s-1840’s. While Hunter seems to have not left us with much historical evidence of his bowie knife production, we do know that he was producing bowies as early as 1836 and that, for a time, he produced a fair number of fine quality knives with stout blades. CONDITION: The handle has a large crack, as is characteristic of Alfred Hunter’s ivory handles, and runs along one corner where it is not especially obvious. The guard has been reshaped to an oval configuration. The blade has been narrowed somewhat, and cleaned by a previous owner. Scattered traces of pitting are still visible here and there. 4,000 - 6,000

LOT - 1102 1102 - CHEVELIER “DEATH TO TRAITORS” BOWIE KNIFE. Blade Length: 9” Overall Length: 13 - 3/4” Produced early in the Civil War by John D. Chevalier of New York, this bowie knife makes clear where its allegiances lie with large, deep stampings CHEVALIER UNION KNIFE on one side and “DEATH TO TRAITORS” on the other. A leather buffer provides cushioning where the guard and ricasso meet. Brass guard and handle frame with checkered ebony inserts. No sheath. Pictured in The Antique Bowie Knife Book by Adams, Voyles, & Moss (pp.52-53). Accompanied by 1/6 plate ambrotype in Union case of Civil War soldier with identical knife under his belt, along with a rifle, pistol, and a U.S. buckle. c. 1861-1865. CONDITION: The blade barely used with light sharpening, no cracks in handles. Hinge on image case needs reglued. 8,000 - 10,000

1103 - 1/6 PLATE TINTYPE OF ARMED SOLDIER WITH CHEVALIER “DEATH TO TRAITORS” BOWIE. Sixth plate ferrotype/tintype of Union Civil War soldier armed with rifle and with pistol and rare Chevalier “Death to Traitors” bowie knife on his belt. Mounted in Union case with mismatched lid. CONDITION: Image is clear with no losses, there is some dust under the glass which could be removed. 600 - 700

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LOT - 1104 1104 - WOODHEAD & HARTLEY HALF HORSE, HALF ALLIGATOR BOWIE. Blade Length: 9 - 1/8” Overall Length: 13 - 3/8” Clip point blade with sweeping sharpened clip, marked on ricasso WOODHEAD & HARTLEY 36 HOWARD STREET, SHEFFIELD. The blade with full original polish, appearing unused except for several nicks along the edge of the blade. Nickel silver guard, coffin-shaped handle frame and horse-alligator pommels; mother of pearl handle scales with escutcheon on obverse. Red Moroccan leather sheath with nickel silver tip and throat. c.1847-1849. Woodhead & Hartley were located at 7 Lambert Street from 1840-1847, after which they moved to the 36 Howard Street address that George Woodhead would make famous on his own after 1849. Knives with this marking are quite rare, having been produced only for a short period of time. CONDITION: Blade with scattered surface spots and a few small pits, edge with nicks as noted. Otherwise, much of original finish remains. Handle is a little loose. 6,000 - 8,000

1105 - RECLINING LION POMMEL BOWIE BY WOODHEAD. Blade Length: 7 - 1/4” Overall Length: 11 - 1/4”

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Full tang with coffin shaped handle featuring beautifully textured stag scales; tarnished nickel silver guard, escutcheon and pommels, which feature a reclining lion in relief. Clip point blade with sharpened false edge, stamped G WOODHEAD 36 HOWARD ST. SHEFFIELD. Leather sheath with nickel silver tip and throat. Circa 1850’s; George Woodhead ventured into business on his own in about 1849, and remained at this address until after the business name became G. Woodhead & Son in 1876. CONDITION: Blade has not been sharpened much, but has been lightly cleaned with scattered areas of spotting, and a few tiny nicks towards tip. Sheath likely a period replacement. 2,500 - 3,500

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LOT - 1106 1106 - W&S BUTCHER DOGBONE BOWIE. Blade Length: 9” Overall Length: 13 - 3/4” Classic early Sheffield bowie, 1830’s, with clip point blade over 1/4” thick, featuring a “Spanish notch” and sharpened false edge. The blade is stamped W (crown) R, W. BUTCHER SHEFFIELD, and is etched across the face with foliate scrollwork and the words “Arkansas Toothpick”, although only about half of the etching is still visible. The “dogbone” style handle, octagonal in cross section, is built on a nickel silver frame including ferrule and pommel cap, and has escutcheon plates on each of the rosewood scales. No sheath. An attractive knife that presents itself well. c.1830’s. CONDITION: Blade has been cleaned and still retains a few scattered light pits, the handle with one crack. 6,000 - 8,000

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LOT - 1107 1107 - EARLY W&S BUTCHER BOWIE WITH PIERCED HANDLE. Blade Length: 9” Overall Length: 13 - 3/4” Early bowie with clip point blade over 1/4” thick featuring sharpened false edge and decorative “Spanish notch”, stamped on ricasso MANUFACTURED BY W&S BUTCHER, SHEFFIELD and on its face WARRANTED OF [THE BEST QUALITY]. The blade is finely and faintly etched on both sides with a floral design and an eagle. The S-guard and handle are made entirely of nickel silver, decoratively pierced and neatly engraved. The sheath, also of nickel silver, is stamped in high relief on both sides - a rare feature. c. 1830’s. CONDITION: The blade shows little sign of use and is dark with scattered spots, uncleaned, with pitting near the ricasso. The sheath only slightly dented towards the tip, missing the frog stud. Pictured in The Antique Bowie Knife Book by Adams, Voyles, & Moss (pp.292-293). 6,000 - 8,000

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LOT - 1108 1108 - EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND DESIRABLE RANDALL MODEL 16 DIVERS KNIFE WITH GREEN TENITE HANDLE. Blade Length: 7” Overall Length: 12” W.D. Randall founder, designer and knife-smith of “RANDALL MADE KNIVES” created some of the most world renown knives ever produced. This rare example is the Model 16 Divers Knife. 7” stainless steel blade with an overall length of 12”. One piece finger groove green Tenite handle attached with two stainless steel screws with matching escutcheons. Tenite is a cellulosic thermoplastic developed by Eastman Chemical Company. Housed in a rough back Randall made knives scabbard marked “16” and “7” indicating model and blade length and still having the very early brown Randall snap. These early Divers scabbards are heavily waxed for preservation while being used in salt water conditions. Tenite was used as a handle material for a very short period of time during the mid-1960’s. It is mostly found on the Model 14 Attach, Model 15 Airman and the Astro. The Model 16 is very rarely found with Tenite and this example even has a nickel silver single guard. CONDITION: Very good with traces of period corrosion at rear of handle on blade extension. The blade is wonderful condition and does not show any sharpening. The marking on the left side of the blade”RANDALL MADE ORLANDO FLA.” is crisp and well defined. The scabbard has faded with age and the wax treatment from the maker has bled and puddled on the rare surface of the scabbard. The leather is still supple and the snap and all tie downs are still intact. This is the only second time that we are aware of a Model 16 Diver with Tenite handle being offered for sale in recent history. TDW 5,000 - 7,500 1109 - VINTAGE RANDALL MADE KNIVES SPECIAL ORDER MODEL 12 RAYMOND THORP BOWIE. Blade Length: 13” Overall Length: 18” 1980’s production with 13” carbon steel blade with brass parry insert on spine. Left side of blade is trademarked with “RANDALL MADE ORLANDO FLA”. Lugged double brass guard with scalloped collar and scalloped brass buttcap. Smooth rosewood handle with brass name plate. The original Bowie of the LOT - 1109 1830’s period supposedly had a 3/8” blade thickness and weighed more than 2 pounds. This Model 12 “RAYMOND THORP” Bowie is named after the noted author of “THE BOWIE BOOK”. This is Bo Randalls interpretation of the original Bowie. The knife is housed in its original roughback Randall scabbard with plain nickel snap and grey sharpening stone. CONDITION: Very fine with several very minor blade scratches that appear to be from being inserted and removed from the scabbard. The handle and guard are very fine but slightly tarnished from age. The scabbard is equally fine with no distress and the stone remains pristine. An impressive knife made at a high point of quality from Randall knives. TDW 2,000 - 3,000

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LOT - 1110 1110 - SPECIAL ORDER RANDALL ARKANSAS TOOTHPICK WITH SHEATH. Blade Length: 12” Overall Length: 17” Massive Randall Model 13 Arkansas Toothpick with special order cut down bird’s eye maple handle and domed butt cap. 12” carbon steel blade with perfectly symmetrical grind lines. Double lugged brass guard has perfect solder lines. Housed in its smooth back leather Randall scabbard with stone pouch on front with orange India stone. CONDITION: Pristine and never used. The knife is just as it left Randall’s shop. TDW 1,500 - 2,000

LOT - 1111 1111 - COLLECTORS LOT OF THREE RANDALL MADE KNIVES Blade Length: (A) 8” (B) 6” (C) 3 - 7/8” Overall Length: (A) 12 - 5/8” (B) 10 - 5/8” (C) 7 - 1/2” Lot consists of: (A) Randall Model 1 All Purpose Fighting knife with stainless steel 8” blade with double brass guard, India stag handle with wrist thong. Housed in a Randall marked smooth back leather scabbard with pouch for sharpening stone. Orange India stone is present and is mint. CONDITION: Near new with very light evidence of having been carried but no evidence of use. Blade is pristine, stag handle is excellent with no trace of of use. Scabbard shows carry wear at belt loop and slight verdigris staining from brass guard. (B) Randall Model 4 Big Game Skinner with nickel silver guard, smooth walnut grip and duraluminum butt. 6” blade with “RANDALL MADE ORLANDO FLA” on ricasso and marked “KITTERY TRADING POST 30 OF 50” on right side of blade. Housed in Randall smooth back scabbard with stone pouch with stone. CONDITION: As new with no sign of use. Believed to have been sold by Kittery Trading Post in the late 1990’s. (C) Rare Randall Non-Catalog special order knife known as the Gambler. 4” stainless stiletto with nickel silver guard and black micarta handle in Randall marked concealment sheath. These non-catalog knives were offered to Randall dealers on a special order bases and are not frequently found. CONDITION: Pristine and never used. TDW 1,000 - 1,500

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1112 - LOT OF 4: MIXED RANDALL MADE KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 7 - 5/16” (B) 9 - 1/8” (C) 5 - 5/16” (D) 6” Overall Length: (A) 12 - 1/8” (B) 13 - 7/8” (C) 10 - 9/16” (D) 10 - 1/2” Lot consists of: (A) A unique Model 14 “Attack”, this knife features a 1/4” stock carbon steel blade, original “Randall Made, Orlando, FLA.” stamp, and Randall “extras” including a nickel silver forward curved hilt, a cut down tang with a beautifully figured stag handle, capped off with a nickel silver butt plate. This knife displays its original finish on the blade, including its original sharpened edges. There are five thin spacers below the guard: red, white, blue, white, red, with a red spacer at the buttplate. No sheath. CONDITION: While unused, there is spotting and pitting on blade, with scratches evident on both sides. The solder joint is solid with some staining. The nickel silver guard and butt plate are lightly tarnished. The stag grip has a large 1-1/2” long crack on the reverse side. (B) A vintage Model 6-9 Randall, this knife features a 3/16” stock blade with the “Randall Made, Orlando, FLA.” stamp, brass pinned, finger grip stag handle and nickel silver guard. There are seven spacers below the guard: red, white, red, wide black, red, white, red. A natural and very small hole is found at the handle butt. No sheath. CONDITION: A LOT - 1112 1950’s era knife, the carbon steel blade has been cleaned and heavily buffed, all hard edges are removed with a partial loss of the Randall logo. There is evidence of significant previous pitting and scratches. There are two deep pits on the reverse side. There is a new edge on the blade, with a bit of solder loss at the guard (possibly repaired). Very minimal separation at the liners. (C) A handsome and classic Model 3-6 Hunter, featuring a carbon steel blade of 1/4” stock, a brass single guard, with Randall “extras” including a stag handle with finger grips and a brass lined lanyard hole. The blade presents its original finish, edge, and “Randall Made, Orlando, FLA.” stamp. There are five thin spacers below the guard: red, white, blue, white, red. The butt of the knife includes a white (functional) Marbles compass. No sheath. CONDITION: While unused, the blade shows spotting and pitting on both sides, with four tiny nicks in the edge. The solder joint is clean. There is tarnishing on the brass guard, and a large 3-5/16” long open crack on the mark side of the handle. The compass has possibly been reglued in place, and there is an open crack in the butt of the handle from the lanyard hole to the compass. (D) A timeless Model 2-6 Fighting Stiletto, this knife has a carbon steel blade of 1/4” stock, with Randall “extras” including a nickel silver double hilt, and black micarta commando shaped handle with duraluminum buttcap. The dual-edged blade is stamped with the famous “Randall Made, Orlando, FLA.” mark. The colored spacers below the guard are: red, white, wider blue, white, red. The spacers at the buttcap are: red, white, wider blue. The knife includes a rough-back baby dot sheath with original orange (unmarked) sharpening stone. CONDITION: The blade appears to have been lightly buffed, and there is some tarnishing on the guard. The pommel cap has some scratches. Some verdigris is found on the leather snaps and hold down. There is evidence that the knife has been stored in its sheath. The sheath shows light handling and use marks. Randall Made Knives of Orlando, Florida has been in business since 1938, when its founder “Bo” Randall took his inspiration, from an original Scagel knife, to a full time profession. Randall Made Knives have since created a following and a reputation that is readily known and easily recognized around the world. 1,000 - 1,400 1113 - COLLECTORS LOT OF 2: RANDALL MADE KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 7 - 1/2” (B) 7 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 12 - 1/4” (B) 12 - 1/2” Lot consists of: (A) One of a kind special order Randall Model 14 Attack with 7-1/2” stainless steel blade with “RANDALL MADE ORLANDO FLA” on left ricasso. Forward swept double nickel silver guard with nickel and bolster and black spacer. Large single finger groove elephant ivory handle with nickel silver buttplate. Housed in a special order black Sullivan sheath with pouch for Leatherman multi-tool/knife. The Model 14 Attack is offered with many options and this is the only example we have ever seen with ivory handle, truly unique. CONDITION: Excellent with slight storage tarnish on guard. Blade is pristine, scabbard is as new. Leatherman is as new. (B) Randall Made knives Model 14 Attach with 7-1/2” carbon steel blade and brass double guard. black micarta finger groove handle with wrist thong. Housed in Randall smooth back russet leather scabbard with pouch for India sharpening stone. CONDITION: As new and appears unused. Pristine. TDW 1,000 - 1,500

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1114 - MASSIVE RANDALL ARKANSAS TOOTHPICK WITH SHEATH. Blade Length: 12” Overall Length: 17 - 1/2” W.D. “Bo” Randall made a number of variations of the Arkansas Toothpick. This handcrafted example is his largest and most impressive. With it’s 12” carbon steel blade and double lugged brass guard and Duraluminum buttcap. Marked on its ricasso “RANDALL MADE ORLANDO FLA.”. The perfectly symmetrical flat grind is almost impossible to do by hand on a blade this size and is a testament to the skill of the knifesmith who is able to do such work. Housed in its smooth back leather scabbard with pouch on front for the orange Indian sharpening stone. CONDITION: Pristine with no distress or evidence of use. The sole leather handle is so new that the wax finish is slightly frosted white and will simply polish bright. TDW 850 - 1,250

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1115 - LOT OF 2: SPECIAL ORDER RANDALL MADE KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 7 - 7/8” (B) 5 - 7/8” Overall Length: (A) 12 - 3/4” (B) 10 - 5/8” Lot consists of: (A) Randall Made Knives Model 2 “FIGHTING STILETTO” 8” carbon steel blade with Randall markings on ricasso. Double brass-guard with black Micarta handle with red, white and black spacers. Housed in a smooth back Randall scabbard with Randall marked snaps and sharpening stone pouch. CONDITION: Very fine with slight handling and a small chip is butt of micarta handle. Slight stain on scabbard from brass guard. Stone is as new. (B) Randall Made knives Model 13 “SMALL ARKANSAS TOOTHPICK”. 6” carbon steel blade with Randall marking on ricasso. Special order rosewood handle with burgundy, white, and brown spacers. Housed in a Johnson roughback scabbard with nickel snap. CONDITION: Very good with slight use. Scabbard is very fine with slight staining from brass guard. Blade appears to never have been sharpened and handle remains excellent. TDW 800 - 1,250

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1116 - LOT OF 2: RANDALL KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 6” (B) 7” Overall Length: (A) 10 - 3/4” (B) 12” Lot consists of: (A) Randall Made Knives Model 5 Camp and Trail with 6” carbon steel blade and brass double guard. Special order with Burl Walnut handle LOT - 1116 with red, white, and blue spacers. Housed in a black leather Randall scabbard with pouch on front for sharpening stone. Orange Indian stone is present. CONDITION: Very fine with several micro scratches from being inserted and withdrawn from scabbard. Balance is as new. (B) Randall Model 2 Fighting Stiletto with 7” carbon steel blade. Brass double guard with sole leather handle with red, white, and blue spacers and Duraluminum buttcap. Housed in a Randall russet colored oiled scabbard with pouch for stone. Orange Indian stone is present. CONDITION: Very fine with slight traces of use. Several micro scratches on blade. Scabbard is very fine. TDW 750 - 1,250 1117 - LOT OF 2: RANDALL SMITHSONIAN BOWIES. Blade Length: (A) 10 - 7/8” (B) 11” Overall Length: (A) 16 - 3/16” (B) 16 - 15/16” Lot consists of: (A) The first of two, this Model 12 Smithsonian bowie features a carbon steel blade of 3/8” stock with a lugged brass guard. Randall “extras” include a brass scalloped collar and coolie cap, with a straight shaped handle of Westinghouse yellow micarta with black spacers. The blade retains its “Randall Made, LOT - 1117 Orlando, FLA.” mark and has been mirror polished. The primary and top edges are sharpened. The handle has been scrimshawed on the reverse side with “Western Eagle Trading Post” and an illustrated eagle. The original owners name is marked below the eagle. No sheath. CONDITION: The blade shows rust spots and pitting on both sides and the top spine. There are several nicks and flat spots in both edges. The solder joint appears clean and original. The brass lugged guard is tarnished with pitting, nicks and one large ding. The brass fluted collar and coolie cap are tarnished, and there are scratches, light scrapes and small dings in the handle. (B) The second of two Model 12 Smithsonian bowies, this knife features a carbon steel blade of 3/8” stock with a very distinct “Randall Made, Orlando, FLA.” mark, along with a lugged brass guard. Randall “extras” include a handle of Westinghouse yellow micarta with thin black spacers and a brass pommel. The knife appears to be a Randall kit knife (available from 1951 to 1974) assembled outside of the Randall shop. The original owners name and number is on the reverse side of blade. The micarta handle has been ground into a contoured shape with an hourglass shaped brass pommel cap No sheath. CONDITION: The carbon steel blade has been buffed and cleaned, with evidence of deep pitting and heavy rusting that has been removed. Lightly sharpened primary edge, with amateur solder work at the heavily tarnished brass guard. Randall Made Knives of Orlando, Florida has been in business since 1938, when its founder “Bo” Randall took his inspiration, from an original Scagel knife, to a full time profession. Randall Made Knives have since created a following and a reputation that is readily known and easily recognized around the world. 700 - 900 1118 - RANDALL MADE KNIVES MODEL 1 FIGHTER. Blade Length: 8” Overall Length: 13” Stainless 8” blade with “RANDALL MADE ORLANDO with “S” for stainless marked upon ricasso. LOT - 1118 Double brass guard with sole leather handle and Duraluminum buttcap with wrist thong. Housed in Randall Made russet leather scabbard with Randall marked snaps and orange Indian sharpening stone. CONDITION: Very fine with blade having been lightly polished and properly sharpened at an earlier period. Very light micro surface scratches from use. Guard is tarnished with age and has very slight verdigris growth. Sole leather handle has light wear and slight darkening. Duraluminum buttcap is slightly marred from use. Wrist thong is a non-Randall thong. Scabbard is very good with very light use being evident, orange Indian stone is pristine. Leather is supple with fine stitching. TDW 500 - 800

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1119 - RANDALL MADE KNIVES MODEL 2 FIGHTING STILETTO. Blade Length: 7” Overall Length: 12” Stainless steel 7” double edged blade with Randall Made Orlando with “S” marking for stainless in ricasso. Double brass guard with sole leather grip and duraluminum buttcap with wrist thong. Complete with russet LOT - 1119 colored Randall Made Knives marked scabbard with Randall marked snaps. Orange India sharpening stone remains in pouch. CONDITION: Very good as blade appears to have never been sharpened and has no distress. The brass guard is tarnished and has areas of brass verdigris. Sole leather handle is dry with light flaking of finish towards buttcap. Butt cap has numerous scratches and dings but remains intact. Scabbard is very good with very light indication of carry use. Leather is supple and stitching is fine. Orange India stone remains pristine. TDW 500 - 750

1120 - WRAGG BOWIE WITH PATRIOTIC “PALO ALTO” ETCH. Blade Length: 8 - 5/8” Overall Length: 13 - 1/4”

LOT - 1120

Full tang bowie knife with flat S-guard, stag scales with escutcheon on obverse, and coffin shaped end. The spear point blade is stamped on its ricasso S.C. WRAGG 25 FURNA[CE H]ILL SHEF[FIELD]. It is in beautiful, uncleaned original condition, and is fully etched with a spread winged eagle atop a cannon with crossed flags and the words “E Pluribus Unum,” and “Palo Alto”, surrounded by scrollwork. The Moroccan leather sheath is black with red, green and gold highlights, with nickel silver throat and tip. c.1846-1850’s. The Battle of Palo Alto (Mexican War) was fought May 8, 1846, with General Zachary Taylor defeating a superior Mexican force. Samuel C. Wragg was one of the most prolific bowie knife makers for the United States, and his knives are always in high demand. CONDITION: Though tarnished, the blade shows mostly original polish with some scattered pits and spidering. The handle with no obvious flaws, the sheath tip is dented and the frog stud is missing. 4,000 - 6,000

LOT - 1121 1121 - LARGE FOLDING BOWIE BY S.C.WRAGG, FURNACE HILL SHEFFIELD CA. 1845 Blade Length: 7 - 7/8” Overall Length: 17” Made for US market, stamped as such on blade. Eagle motif on guard. The handle scales are modern replacements as is the latch piece. Scales are four pieces of genuine ivory with nickel silver bolsters. Blade has been heavily cleaned and is 8” long, over-all length is 17”. The blade stamps are visible but weak in spots, marked MA [de fo the Uni]TED STATES BY SAMUEL C WRAGG, DIRK [Knife Ma]KER NO 25 [F]URNACE HILL SHEFFIELD. Tang is marked WRAGGS IMPROVED PATENT CUTLERY. Circa 1840’s. 3,000 - 5,000 62

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1122 - RECLINING LION POMMEL BOWIE BY WRAGG & SONS Blade Length: 7 - 5/8” Overall Length: 12” Coffin shaped handle with nickel silver guard and handle frame, the pommels featuring a reclining lion in relief. Clip point blade with sharpened false edge, stamped LOT - 1122 WRAGG [& SO]NS XLNT FURNACE HILL SHEFFIELD, traces of foliate etching still visible. Superb Moroccan leather sheath with nickel silver tip and throat. The Wragg & Sons marking dates circa 1845-1851. CONDITION: Blade appears full but has been buffed bright, horn with small chips are on reverse. Sheath mounts with a few dents. 1,500 - 2,000 1123 - WRAGG BOWIE WITH DEEPLY STAMPED CIPHERS. Blade Length: 7 - 3/4” Overall Length: 12 - 1/2” Blade with sharpened clip point is stamped on ricasso S.C. WRAGG 25 FURNACE HILL SHEFFIELD, and stamped on its face with several ciphers including a hunter LOT - 1123 on horseback and two dogs chasing a stag, a sphinx reading TRY ME, a British Registry mark, a strange man-lion-sea creature reading I SURPASS [AL]L, a military officer with sword, and a steer reading FOR USE. Nickel silver oval guard and ornately stamped “cutlery” style handle. Sheath a period replacement. c.1845-1850’s. Samuel C. Wragg was one of the most prolific bowie knife makers for the United States, and is well known for his “ciphered” blade knives of this exact type. Wragg registered this design with the British government in 1845. CONDITION: Blade has barely been sharpened, with tarnish over the original finish. Handle is almost dent-free. 1,250 - 1,750 1124 - WRAGG FOLDING BOWIE KNIFE WITH PERSONALIZED SCALES. Blade Length: 4 - 5/8” Overall Length: 10 - 7/8”

LOT - 1124

Folding bowie knife with ciphered spear point blade featuring stamps of a mermaid with [TR]Y ME, a British Registry mark, a Merman with I SURPASS ALL, and part of a military officer with sword, along with a riband reading AMERICAN HUNTING KNIFE. The tang stamp reads S.C. WRAGG, 25 FURNACE HILL, SHEFFIELD, The bolsters are deeply stamped with strange looking figures that may represent the English makers’ conception of Native Americans. The front scale has been replaced with nickel silver panel bordered by wiggle work engraving, the reverse scale similarly replaced including the lower bolster area as well. The front scale is engraved in script “H.H. Harman”. Wragg registered this design with the British government in 1845. c. 1845-1850’s. CONDITION: Locking latch appears to be a replacement and blade is slightly loose on lockup. The blade has been sharpened some, and appears to have been cleaned some time ago. 1,000 - 1,200

1125 - WILL & FINCK CALIFORNIA HUNTING KNIFE. Blade Length: 4 - 7/8” Overall Length: 9 - 1/4”

LOT - 1125 California style hunter with an upswept blade having a sharpened false edge, marked on its ricasso WILL & [FINCK], S.F. [CAL]. The tapered full tang is handled in scales of elk antler, with brass pins. The leather sheath is very old and highly unusual, completely encasing the knife such that it cannot be lost. CONDITION: The blade has been sharpened and used but is in clean condition and still rather sharp. Leather belt sheath appears to have had the belt loop moved from one side to the other, at some point. 3,000 - 4,000

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1126 - WILL & FINCK CALIFORNIA HUNTING KNIFE. Blade Length: 5 - 1/2” Overall Length: 10 - 1/4”

California style hunter featuring a clip point blade with sharpened false edge, marked on its ricasso WILL & FINCK, S.F. CAL. Tapered full tang handle with elk antler scales and brass pins. c.1860’s-1890’s. CONDITION: Blade shows sharpening wear, light overall pitting and some power tool marks on the reverse. Some file marks on side of tang. No sheath. 2,500 - 3,000

LOT - 1127

1127 - WILL & FINCK CALIFORNIA HUNTER. Blade Length: 6 - 3/4” Overall Length: 11 - 7/8”

California style hunting knife with upswept blade marked on ricasso with bullseye and WILL & FINCK, S.F. CAL. Elk antler handle scales, jigged to enhance texture, with brass pins. Original leather sheath. c.1870’s-1890’s. CONDITION: Blade with sharpening and wear, tarnished dark. Handle with one small crack, the sheath in excellent condition. 2,500 - 3,000

1128 - LOT OF 2: CALIFORNIA STYLE KNIVES WITH WILL & FINCK CRIBBAGE BOARD. Blade Length: (A) 5” (B) 4 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 9 - 3/8” (B) 8 - 3/8” Lot consists of: (A) Unmarked California style hunting knife with tapered full tang, ivory scales with nickel silver pins and washers. Upswept blade with clip point. Sheath a period replacement. c. second half of 19th century. CONDITION: Blade shows wear and scattered pits. Handle stained and with scattered age cracks. 5” blade, 9-3/8” overall. (B) Unmarked California style hunting knife, hand forged from a file, with tapered full tang construction. Handle scales of bone or elk antler with the texture removed, attached with copper pins. c. second half of 19th century. CONDITION: Blade darkened, with wear and overall salt & pepper pitting, the handle with a couple of age cracks. 4-1/2” blade, 8-3/8” overall. (C) Brass cribbage board marked WILL & FINCK S.F. CAL. with curlicues on the lower line. c. 1860’s-1890’s. CONDITION: legs with some damage, else OK. 1,000 - 1,200 64

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1129 - PRIME COLLECTORS LOT OF FAIRBAIRN SYKES FIGHTING KNIVES. Blade Length: Varies Overall Length: Varies Lot consists of: seven British Fairbairn Sykes Fighting knives is part of a lifetime collection. (A) 11-1/2” overall with a 6-3/4” blade. Ringed alloy handle with raised casting number four. This pattern has been attributed to William & Rodgers. Thick blade variation with milled flats at ricasso. Guard is Broad arrow inspected, marked England and “I”. With leather scabbard marked England at top. CONDITION: Very good overall. (B) Ringed and beaded alloy handle with broad arrow number none inspection. Blade is full length and guard marked England. CONDITION: Very fine with leather scabbard marked England. (C) Ringed alloy handle pattern three with raised number three casting mark. Guard marked England. full length LOT - 1129 blade with slightly bent tip. This pattern is attributed to William & Rodgers. CONDITION: Very good. No scabbard. (D) Ringed alloy handle with raised casting number three and guard marked England. Full length blade. Leather scabbard without markings. CONDITION: Good overall. (E) Ringed alloy handle with raised number one casting number and England marked guard. Full length blade with period rough sharpening. CONDITION: Good overall. (F) Ringed handle with raised number three casting number. Broad arrow inspected guard with England and “!”. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine full length thick blade with flat ricassos. (G) Ringed alloy handle with raised number four casting mark. Guard is marked England with broad arrow and “B2” blade is lightly period pitted with a dulled tip. Has a great honest appearance. Has leather scabbard with “KNAPP” etched into front. CONDITION: Good overall. (H) P-2 Pattern with checkered alloy handle. CONDITION: Early style F&S knife that obviously saw extended service. Heavily pitted guard but broad arrow and England marking is legible. Blade is very pitted thick pattern with extensive pitting and crude period sharpening. Leather Scabbard is intact and supple. These seven knives are a great collection of the most famous fighting knife ever developed. Truly a rare offering. TDW 1,500 - 3,000 1130 - LOT OF 5: FAIBAIRN SYKES AND MILITARY KNIFE ASSORTMENT. Lot consists of: a five item assortment of Fairbairn Sykes fighting stiletto’s and a US Navy marked theater produced dagger. (A) Third pattern F&S with ringed alloy handle and raised ‘1’ casting number. Broad arrow “16” marking at base of handle. Guard is marked England. CONDITION: Period pitted blade with reground tip. No scabbard. (B) Ringed handle third pattern F&S stiletto with unmarked handle and guard is marked Sheffield England. CONDITION: Jeavily oxidized handle with sharpened blade. Dark pitting exist on blade. No scabbard. (C) Contemporary production P-2 pattern S&F fighter with checkered alloy handle Knife and scabbard are LOT - 1130 void of markings. CONDITION: Very fine. (D) G. Ibberson & Sons Sheffield England marked F&S fighter dated 1977 with NATO number on guard. Ringed alloy handle is wrapped in Para-cord. Wide blade pattern with period leather scabbard. CONDITION: Very good used condition. (E) US and “Anchor” marked round hardwood handle with 4-1/2” stiletto blade. Appears to be World War II Theater made with tooled leather scabbard. CONDITION: Good with dark patina on blade. 500 - 750

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LOT - 1131

1131 - PEARL HANDLED HORSE HEAD BOWIE ETCHED “I GO AHEAD”. Blade Length: 8 - 3/4” Overall Length: 14” A fine early Sheffield bowie, with clip point blade featuring deeply etched scrollwork on both sides of the blade and a panel on the front reading, faintly, “I Go Ahead” - perhaps derived from “Be sure you’re right, then go ahead,” said to be the personal motto of Davy Crockett. Flat nickel silver guard and ornate horse head pommel, nickel silver handle frame, mother of pearl scales with escutcheon on obverse. Superbly embossed Moroccan leather sheath with nickel silver throat and tip, the tip embossed with flutes. Pictured in The Antique Bowie Knife Book by Adams, Voyles, & Moss (pp.320-321). A different horse head pommel bowie with identical etching, marked for R. Bunting and Wilson, Hawksworth & Moss, can be found in Classic Bowie Knives by Abels (pp.52-53). c.1830’s-1840’s. CONDITION: The blade apparently unused but with several patches of pitting, The sheath with a small damaged area near tip. 15,000 - 20,000

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LOT - 1132

1132 - SUPERB EARLY BOWIE BY GRAVELEY & WREAKS. Blade Length: 8” Overall Length: 12 - 7/8” Spear point blade with sharpened false edge, etched in panel “The Chase, The Chase” and with forged bolster stamped GRAVELEY & WREAKS, NEW YORK. Nickel silver handle frame with integral guard, ivory scales with escutcheons on both sides. With original Moroccan leather sheath. Pictured in The Antique Bowie Knife Book by Adams, Voyles, & Moss (pp.68-69). c. 1836-1838. Graveley & Wreaks was only in business a short time, but the firm is nevertheless associated with a number of famous and highly regarded bowie knives. A July, 1836 Graveley & Wreaks ad promotes their “ARKANSAS, TEXAS and HUNTERS knives...” and given the etching, this model likely represents the firm’s “Hunters” knife. CONDITION: The blade in unsharpened, unused condition with some fine chips on the edge and some scattered spiderwebs and fine pits. The handle scales cracked in five places. Frog stud missing from sheath. 12,500 - 15,000

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1133 - STOUT, DISTINCT AND FINELY MADE BOWIE BY “FAYLON” OF EDINBURGH. Blade Length: 10 - 7/8” Overall Length: 16 - 3/8” Top quality, early bowie knife with heavy 3/8” thick blade, “Spanish notch” and much of the original crocus polish, stamped on ricasso FALYON / EDINBURGH. The full tang shows a severe taper towards the butt, with stag scales on milled nickel silver liners and fileworked nickel silver guards, the halves separated with serrated pieces of iron. The well built sheath of Moroccan leather features a nickel silver tip and throat. c.1830’s-1840’s. The maker of this knife, heretofore unidentified, may have been F.A. Lyon of Leith Street in Edinburgh; a possibility worthy of further research. This well known and attractive knife appears on pp. 246-247 of The Antique Bowie Knife Book by Adams, Voyles, & Moss. Altogether, a beautifully made knife that may be one of a kind. CONDITION: The blade with much original polish along with scattered pitting, and a few light sharpening scratches; the handle with a crack in the front scale. 10,000 - 12,000

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LOT - 1134

1134 - HUGE ENGLISH CAST STEEL BOWIE KNIFE. Blade Length: 11 - 3/4” Overall Length: 17 - 1/4” Very large bowie knife c.1840’s, with an 11-3/4” clip point blade with sharpened false edge. Over 1/4” thick and about 2-3/16” wide at its widest point, marked on its face CAST STEEL BOWIE KNIFE. Nickel silver frame handle with integral guard and pommel, ivory scales with escutcheons on both sides. The handle frame is stamped ARDEN in four places, perhaps the name of a previous owner. The old leather sheath, a period replacement, is also stamped N ARDEN. This example is similar to a couple of well known large knives by Sheffield’s S.C. Wragg, including the “Mississippian” knife pictured in Classic Bowie Knives by Abels (p.62). c. 1840’s. CONDITION: General signs of use and age, the blade with scattered spotting, has been cleaned; the handle with four chips and two additional small cracks. The leather sheath is soft and flexible. 10,000 - 12,000

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LOT - 1135 1135 - CLASSIC I*XL “CALIFORNIA KNIFE” WITH WIDE, ETCHED CLIP POINT BLADE. Blade Length: 9 - 7/8” Overall Length: 14 - 5/8” Wide and heavy 5/32” thick blade with filework on spine accompanied by etching and multiple blade stamps across the blade’s face, featuring an eagle with a banner reading “California Knife” and the words “Geo. Wostenholm & Son Sole Manufacturers of the Celebrated IXL Cutlery” and “The Americans Pride, Equal rights Equal laws & Equal justice to all”. Stamps include G WOSTENHOLM & SON, WASHINGTON WORKS, a spread winged eagle, I*XL, and THE REAL IXL KNIFE in a riband, and on the ricasso G WOSTENHOLM & SON, WASHINGTON WORKS, NONE ARE GENUINE BUT THOSE MARKED I*XL. Thick full tang with beautifully textured stag scales on milled brass liners, heavy nickel silver guard and escutcheon on obverse. Original sheath encased in leather over-sheath. c. 1850’s, a very rare and desirable authentic example of a type often counterfeited. CONDITION: Blade appears unsharpened, with a couple areas of pitting and a fairly large chip on the blade edge towards ricasso, two cracks and a small chip from handle scales. Guard is slightly bent. 8,000 - 10,000

LOT - 1136 1136 - EARLY GOLD MOUNTED CALIFORNIA BOWIE. Blade Length: 5 - 1/2” Overall Length: 9 - 7/8” Early, c.1850’s era pistol grip style California knife with ivory scales, wrapped around the edges in silver and featuring raised silver studs and a gold escutcheon on each side. The spear point blade features a full length swedge and a silver wrap at the ricasso. No sheath. The knife is completely unmarked which is typical of this early style, it may have been made by Price, Schintz, Kesmodel, or McConnell. CONDITION: The blade is extensively worn and shows power tool marks as well as sharpening scratches. The handles have a couple of age cracks but are sound. 6,000 - 8,000

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LOT - 1137 1137 - SUPERB LION POMMEL BOWIE BY SAMUEL ROBINSON, SHEFFIELD. Blade Length: 10” Overall Length: 14 - 7/8” Retaining most of its original polish, this bowie features a blade with a sweeping, sharpened clip point, and is stamped SAML ROBINSON’S ORIGINAL BOWIE KNIFE on its face, and SAMUEL ROBINSON SHEFFIELD on the ricasso. The guards and reclining lion pommels are of stamped nickel silver, and the scales of gray horn with a gimp shield on the obverse. No sheath. About identical to the example pictured in The Antique Bowie Knife Book by Adams, Voyles, & Moss (pp.282-283). c.1840’s-1850’s. Samuel Robinson was established as a cutler in Sheffield by 1841 and operated into at least the 1860’s, bowie knives bearing his mark are quite rare. CONDITION: In antique mint condition, with only a few scattered sport on the blade and a few small areas of insect damage on the reverse handle scale. 5,000 - 7,000

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LOT - 1138 1138 - CALIFORNIA DRESS KNIFE WITH SILVER WRAPPED ABALONE HANDLE. Blade Length: 5 - 1/8” Overall Length: 9 - 1/4” Wrapped in silver, this California knife’s handle features three abalone shell and two silver panels on each side, abutting a silver guard. The spear point blade with false edge bears an illegible portion of a marking on the ricasso, possibly ...OWE. Brass sheath with clip on reverse, silver shield on obverse. Pictured in Knifemakers of Old San Francisco by Bernard Levine (p.139, both editions) and in California’s Best: Old West Art & Antiques by Brad & Brian Witherell (p.145). c.1860’s-1890’s. CONDITION: Blade shows signs of sharpening and use, the handle with a few dents and dings. 5,000 - 7,000

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LOT - 1139 1139 - LARGE AND WELL MADE BOWIE WITH FACETED ROSEWOOD HANDLE. Blade Length: 11 - 5/8” Overall Length: 16 - 7/8”

Heavy, upswept clip point blade, over 2” in width at widest point, finely made and with little sign of use. Shaped iron S-guard and brass ferrule mate to a finely made rosewood handle that is octagonal in cross section. End nut securing blade to handle is made of brass and seems to have some gold plating on it. Well made leather sheath. c. 1830’s-1860’s. CONDITION: the blade appears unsharpened with some tiny nicks in the edge, one crack in handle. Original sheath has shrunk a little and about half of the stitching has been cut. 4,000 - 5,000

LOT - 1140 1140 - CIVIL WAR EAGLE HEAD BOWIE BY CHRISTOPHER ROBY. Blade Length: 9 - 5/8” Overall Length: 14 - 1/8”

Distinctive type of Civil War era eaglehead bowie marked C. ROBY & CO, W CHELMSFOR[D], MASS., the relief ground clip point blade with sharpened false edge and traces of Roby’s typical etching. Turned wooden handle with oval iron guard and cast brass eagle head pommel. Accompanied by a very old leather sheath. c.1861-1865. CONDITION: Blade appears rather full but was lightly cleaned a long time ago, obliterating much of the etching. One small nick in blade edge, handle is in excellent condition. 4,000 - 5,000

LOT - 1141 1141 - RARE AND DESIRABLE R.W. LOVELESS LAWNDALE CA, DROP POINT SKINNER WITH STAG GRIPS Blade Length: 4 - 1/4” Overall Length: 9”

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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 #69-323. The ATS-34 Steel Blade measures 4 1/4”. Overall length is 9”. 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 with an art-deco intertwined “AM” on front. CONDITION. Very fine with evidence of an earlier repolish and minor 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 Sept of 2010. 3,500 - 5,500

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1142 - LOT OF 42: COMPLETE SET OF REMINGTON FOLDING KNIVES. Lot consists of: Complete set represents high end American authorized reproductions. Large delrin handled and wood “Bullet” patterns as follows: (1) R1123 Trapper first issue in hand box with papers, circa 1982. (2) R1173 two blade, year 1983. (3) R1303, year 1984. (4) 1173L, year 1984. (5) R4353, year 1985. (6) R1263, year 1986. (7) R1613, year 1987. (8) R4466, year 1988. (9) R1128 two blade trapper handled in cocobolo, year 1989. (10) R1306, year 1990. (11) R1253, year 1992. (12) R1178, year 1991. The above knives are original issue in delrin and wood. The following knives are handled in wood, bone, or celluloid; dating from 1993 through 2017. (13) R4366 year 1993. (14) R4243 year 1994. (15) R1273 year 1995. (16) R3843 year 1996. (17) R4468 year 1997. (18) R293 year 1998. (19) R103 year 1999. (20) R1630 year 2000. (21) R1615T year 2001. (22) R295T year 2002. (23) R1178 year 2003. (24) R103B year 2004. (25) R4353B year 2005. (26) R1273B year 2006. (27) R1373 year 2007. (28) RB473 year 2008. (29) RB1242 year LOT - 1142 2009. (30) R2253 year 2010. (31) R1123L year 2011. (32) R1173 year 2012. (33) R1303 year 2013. (34) R1173L year 2014. (35) R4466 year 2015. (36) R293B year 2016. (37) R1613 year 2017. (38) Remington 25th Anniversary 1982-2007 R1128 CocoBolo Trapper in factory bin. (39) Remington 20th Anniversary 1982-2002 R1123G delrin Trapper in factory bin. (40) Remington 10th Anniversary 1982-1992 R1123A picture celluloid Trapper in factory bin. (41) Remington 35th Anniversary 1982-2017 R1123 delrin Trapper in factory tin. (42) Remington 30th Anniversary 1982-2012 R1123 delrin Trapper in factory tin. CONDITION: All knives are fine. 3,500 - 4,500 1143 - LOT OF 30: COMPLETE SET OF WINCHESTER CARTRIDGE SERIES KNIVES. Lot consists of: (1) 5-3/8” No. W18 19109 one blade bone “Coke bottle” with swing guard. (2) 5-3/8” No. W18 29105 two blade standard clasp, with bone. (3) 4-1/2” No. 29103 two blade large trapper with bone. (4) 5-1/8” No. W18 19106 one blade “Coke bottle” with bone. (5) 4-1/4” No. W18 29112 two blade “Sunfish” with bone. (6) 5-3/8” No. W18 19107 one blade standard clasp lock back with bone. (7) 4-1/8” No. W15 49113 four blade congress with bone. (8) 5-1/2” No. W18 19100 one blade Texas Toothbpick with bone. (9) 4-1/2” No. W18 29110 two blade “Sunfish” with bone. (10) 5-1/2” No. W18 19108 one blade large clasp with bone. (11) 4” No. W18 19122 two blade jumbo whittler with bone. (12) 5” No. W18 19102 one blade Texas Toothpick with bone. (13) 3-3/4” No. W18 29114 two blade “Canoe” with bone. (14) 3-3/4” No. W18 59117 five blade “Sowbelley” with bone. (15) 3-3/16” No. W18 29124 two blade doctor’s knife with bone. (16) 4-1/4” No. W18 19126 three blade reverse Gunstock with stag. (17) 4-1/4” No. W18 15126 reverse Gunstock with bone. (18) 4-1/2” No. W18 1911 one blade Trapper with bone. (19) 3-3/4” No. W18 49116 four blade “Sowbelley” with bone. (20) 4” No. W18 15122 three blade jumbo whittler with stag. (21) 3-5/8” No. W18 29123 two blade doctor’s knife with bone. (22) 2-5/8” No. W18 39115 BO three blade “Canoe” whittler with bone. (23) 4-1/2” No. 18 15125 S three blade jumbo whittler in stag. (24) 4” No. W18 29120 two blade “Sunfish” with bone. (25) 4-7/8” No. W18 15121 one blade lock back with swing guard, with stag. (26) 4-1/8” No. W18 29104 two blade “Moose” with bone. (27) 4-1/2” No. W18 39119 three blade serpentine whittler with bone. (28) 3-3/4” No. W18 39118 three blade whittler with bone. (29) 4-5/8” No. W18 39101 three blade “Anglo Saxon” whittler with bone. (30) 4-3/8” No. W18 19121 one blade lock back with swing guard, with bone. These knives represent American authorized high end reproductions made by Utica, Queen and Camillus for Blue Grass Cutlery Corp. All knives are near mint in their factory boxes 3,500 - 4,500

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LOT - 1144 1144 - PATRIOTIC BOWIE BY CHARLES LINGARD, SHEFFIELD. Blade Length: 8 - 3/4” Overall Length: 13 - 1/2”

Fancy English bowie with sweeping clip point blade, stamped LINGARD, FAITH and etched full length with a spread winged eagle and several mottos in ribands: “California Knife”, “The Patriot’s Self Defender”, “America, The Land of Freedom”, “Protected by Her Noble and Brave Volunteers”. The full tang blade is complimented with ornate stamped nickel silver trim including crossguards, pommels, and a center panel with a spread winged eagle and shield, each separated by mother of pearl inlays. Moroccan leather sheath with nickel silver tip and throat. c. 1849-1850’s. Less commonly encountered than the work of other Lingards, Charles Lingard bowies and dirk knives carrying his “Faith” trademark are occasionally found and this is a particularly fine example. CONDITION: Blade appears unsharpened and unused, tarnished somewhat gray but with hints of the original crocus polish. The extreme tip is missing. Handle and trim in superb condition. The original sheath missing the frog stud and with a few dents in tip and throat. 3,000 - 4,000

LOT - 1145 1145 - TILLOTSON “GOLD SEEKERS” BOWIE WITH LION POMMEL. Blade Length: 8” Overall Length: 12 - 3/8”

Attractive bowie knife with clip point blade, faintly etched “Gold Seeker’s Knife” with a spread winged eagle, “Palo Alto”, and more. The S-guard abuts a coffin shaped nickel silver frame with reclining lion pommels and mother of pearl scales, with an escutcheon on the obverse. Original moroccan leather sheath with nickel silver tip and throat. c.1849-early 1850’s. Thomas Tillotson was active from the 1840’s through the 1850’s, retiring in about 1861. His firm produced many bowies for the American market and is particularly known for knives with Gold Rush etchings. CONDITION: Blade has been sharpened and used but retains most of its original shape, sharpening scratches obscure perhaps 50% of the etched area. The guard has been reshaped a little on its upper half, and the mother of pearl scales are missing a chip on the reverse and have some minor flaws. 3,000 - 4,000

LOT - 1146 1146 - COFFIN HILT BOWIE BY GEORGE RODGERS, SHEFFIELD. Blade Length: 8 - 7/8” Overall Length: 13 - 1/2”

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Bowie with clip point blade featuring an etch of a spread winged eagle and the words “Geo’e Rodgers, 150, Broad Lane” along with “America, The Land of Freedom” and “Protected by her Brave Volunteers”. “RODGERS SHEFFIELD”. Made without a guard in an attractive coffin shaped form with ebony wood scales. Moroccan leather sheath with nickel silver tip and throat. c. 1840’s-1850’s. Few knives are known by George Rodgers but this distinctive knife is of very fine quality. CONDITION: Blade appears unsharpened and unused, but has a few scattered areas of pitting. The upper portion of the etching is somewhat weak . 3,000 - 4,000

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LOT - 1147 1147 - 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. 3,000 - 5,000

LOT - 1148 1148 - EARLY BOWIE BY JONATHAN CROOKES, SHEFFIELD. Blade Length: 9 - 3/4” Overall Length: 13 - 3/4”

Early style bowie with heavy clip point blade about 5/32” thick, marked on ricasso JONATHAN CROOKES with his famous heart and pistol trademark. Studded ebony grip of waisted form, mounted in nickel silver. No sheath. A rare and desirable style. c.1830’s. CONDITION: Blade worn, pitted, and cleaned, the handle split across with a couple of additional cracks, the guard slightly bent and the pommel cap likely replaced. 2,500 - 3,500

LOT - 1149 1149 - HORSE HEAD POMMEL “SOUTH OF THE BORDER BOWIE” OR PUNAL BY SAMUEL BROMLEY, SHEFFIELD. Blade Length: 10” Overall Length: 17 - 5/8”

Large spear point blade with “Spanish notch”, forged bolster, fuller, decorative notches in spine; etched panel on obverse reads PATENT and panel on reverse with floral details, the blade’s face is stamped SAM’L BROMLEY SHEFFIELD. Ebony handle with nearly 200 inlaid silver pins forming decorative pattern, large horse head pommel and floral pattern ferrule of nickel silver. No sheath. Possibly an exhibition piece in light of its decorative pique work and size. c.1840’s. Samuel Bromley was active beginning in approximately 1837; by 1851 he’d left Sheffield to become a farmer. CONDITION: Blade in antique mint condition with original glazed polish, except for a few scattered spots. No damage to trim or handle. 2,500 - 3,500

1150 - CIPHERED BLADE BOWIE BY JOHN LINGARD, SHEFFIELD. Blade Length: 8” Overall Length: 12 - 1/4” Bowie knife with clip point blade marked on ricasso, in shield device, I PREFER J. LINGARD, SHEFFIELD. The face of the blade LOT - 1150 is stamped with several ciphers, including four dogs pursuing a stag, a lion reading TRY ME, a liberty cap reading LIBERTY, a lion with the words I SURPASS ALL, a Chinaman, a spread winged eagle, and a riband reading AMERICAN HUNTI[NG KNIFE]. Nickel silver oval guard and frame handle with mellowed ivory scales, an escutcheon on the obverse side. Original Moroccan leather sheath. c. 1840’s-1850’s. John Lingard seems to have been the most prolific maker of bowies and dirk knives to bear the Lingard family name; he was active from the late 1840’s until about 1876. CONDITION: The blade with a coarse finish, probably cleaned many years ago. Stampings are generally deep and clear, and the blade has only moderate wear. No cracks in handles. 2,000 - 2,500

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1151 - 1850’S ERA NEW ORLEANS FOLDER WITH IVORY GRIP AND KRIS TYPE BLADE. Blade Length: 3 - 7/8” Overall Length: 8 - 5/8” Early folder has 3 - 7/8” Kris style blade that is maker marked J.B. Barton (?) New Orleans. 8 5/8” total length. CONDITION: Ivory scales in excellent condition with no cracks. Metal is fine with just some usual toning. Slight abrasion on makers name. Extremely fine New Orleans made folder. 2,000 - 3,000

LOT - 1151

1152 - J.N. COOPER CUSTOM “APACHE” FIXED BLADE. Blade Length: 7” Overall Length: 12” Saber ground clip point fighter. Handled in sectioned brown micarta with heavy full brass C-guard and pommel. No sheath. This knife is one of seven from his personal doctor’s collection which is why it does not have a sheath. 1,500 - 3,000

1153 - A VERY FINE CUTLERY HANDLED SPEAR POINT DIRK KNIFE WITH SUPERBLY ETCHED BLADE AND ORIGINAL GILT LEATHER SCABBARD BY ROBERT LINGARD, SHEFFIELD. Blade Length: 6” Overall Length: 11”

LOT - 1152

LOT - 1153

The 6” double edged spear point blade, etched on left side with panel and florals reading “Never draw me without reason nor sheath me without honor”. Lingard Sheffield maker mark at ricasso. Plain nickel silver guard. Cast cutlery handle with rocailles. Scabbard with gilt stamping, lines, and vines. Nickel silver chape and locket en suite with handle. CONDITION: Blade is superb with brilliant frost etching and much original polish with few minor areas of spider rust. Cutlery handle is crisp, showing little wear and no dents. Scabbard is good with one small break towards chape. The motto on the blade really makes this spectacular little knife. Dates c. 1860’s. 600 - 800

1154 - SMALL JAMES RODGERS BOWIE WITH IVORY HORSE HEAD HANDLE. Blade Length: 5 - 5/8” Overall Length: 10 - 5/8” Spear point blade with sharpened false edge, marked on face of blade JAMES RODGERS & Co., CELEBRATED MAKE, LOT - 1154 [SHEFFIELD]. Ivory handle is carved with a beautifully detailed horse head complete with glass eyes. Red Moroccan leather sheath with nickel silver tip and throat. c.1830’s1840’s; several examples of this style knife are known, all with fine quality carving. CONDITION: Horse’s head has been broken and subsequently repaired with two brass pins. The blade with signs of sharpening and use, the sheath has been bent in the middle and shows minor losses. 1,500 - 2,000

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1155 - FRENCH FOLDING KNIFE WITH ELABORATELY CARVED HANDLE SCALES. Blade Length: 7” Overall Length: 19 - 5/8” Ivory scales carved in high relief with a soldier in the Pre-Raphaelite style, armed with a sword. The clip point master blade is marked A RIBIS, HABANA on its face; the two smaller blades are a cutting blade and an awl, and there is also a corkscrew on the back side. Likely made in France for sale by a Cuban retailer of the late 19th century. CONDITION: A chip is missing from the figure’s head on the obverse and the master blade shows a little sharpening, but overall condition is excellent. 1,500 - 2,000

1156 - LOT OF 3 CUSTOM FIXED BLADES BY LARRY FUEGEN. Blade Length: (A) 5” (B) 6 - 1/4” (C) 4 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 9 - 1/2” (B) (C) 9 - 1/4”

LOT - 1155

Lot consists of (A) Larry Fuegen Wiscasset, ME. 5” damascus drop point blade. Overall 9 - 1/2”. Handled in stag horn with nickel silver half guard and butt cap. Large Z4 just below buttcap. Fantastic alligator sheath bearing #Z4. CONDITION: Good, with a small crack running just under the guard down to the stag handle. Some scattered areas of patina. A truly fine example. (B) Larry Fuegen Wiscasset, ME. 6 - 1/4” drop point blade with a worked back that must be seen to be fully appreciated extends from LOT - 1156 blade tip to handle butt. Exotic hardwood handle fitted with a heavy nickel silver guard. Fantastic alligator sheath. CONDITION: Excellent with only a few very light handling marks. A truly fine example. (C) Larry Fuegen WISCASSET, ME. 4 - 3/4” drop point blade. Overall 9 - 1/4” handled in hard wood fitted with a brass half guard and butt cap. Beautiful leather original sheath. CONDITION: Good, with a few spots on brass that were cleaned of verdigris and are somewhat brighter than others. 1,500 - 2,000 1157 - MANSON BOWIE WITH BEAUTIFULLY ETCHED BLADE AND CUTLERY STYLE HANDLE. Blade Length: 8 - 1/8” Overall Length: 13 - 3/4” The spear point blade marked MANSON SHEFFIELD on the ricasso, the blade fully etched LOT - 1157 with a spread winged eagle and the words “American Bowie Knife”, “E Pluribus Unum”, “The Americans Ask for Nothing but what it Right and Submit to Nothing that is Wrong”. The nickel silver cutlery handle features two fish in high relief. Red Moroccan leather sheath with nickel silver tip and throat. c.1850’s-1860’s. While Manson-marked knives are encountered with some frequency, the source of these English-made knives of the mid-1800’s has yet to be discovered. CONDITION: The blade unsharpened and unused, with bright original polish excepting for some scattered spots. The handle is dented at the extreme rear. 1,200 - 1,500

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1158 - LOT OF 2: “SECRET COMPARTMENT” BOWIE KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 6 - 3/4” (B) 5 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 11 - 3/8” (B) 9 - 3/4” (A) Nickel silver guard and ferrule with turned rosewood handle, brass cap on end unscrews from tang to reveal three bone dice. Clip point blade with sabre grind, deeply etched on its face with standing indian armed with dagger and the word DEFENCE (hard to read); and the words COMBINATION. PATENT 8792, SHEFFIELD. With Moroccan leather sheath and nickel silver throat. The Indianwith-”Defence” trademark belonged to Sheffield’s James LOT - 1158 Burnand who was established as a cutlery maker during the 1850’s and who continued as James Burnand & Sons into the 20th century. For similar, see Classic Bowie Knives by Abels (p.43) or Bowie Knives, From the Collections of Robert Abels and the Ohio Historical Society by Keener (knife #136). Condition: Blade with moderate sharpening, dark with tarnish, slightly bent. Handle split completely in half, needs to be glued. tip missing from throat. Blade 6-3/4” overall 11-3/8” (B) Nickel silver guard and ferrule with turned horn handle; back portion of handle unscrews to reveal secret compartment concealing three bone dice. Clip point blade with sabre grind, stamped with snake in figure-8 and the words CAST STEEL. Replacement leather sheath with brass throat. The figure-8 snake was a trademark of S. Kitchin and later S. & J. Kitchin of Sheffield, active from 1853 until its sale to Ralph Martindale & Co. in 1957. CONDITION: blade with light use and light scattered pitting. 5-1/2” blade, 9-3/4” overall. 1,200 - 1,600

1159 - PEARL HANDLED “SOUTH OF THE BORDER BOWIE” OR PUNAL BY TAYLOR’S EYE WITNESS, SHEFFIELD. Blade Length: 9 - 1/2” Overall Length: 14 - 3/8” Four paneled mother of pearl handle with ornate nickel silver ferrule and pommel. Spear point LOT - 1159 blade with forged bolster and filework on obverse of spine, deeply etched on face of blade TAYLOR (eye) WITNESS SHEFFIELD ENG. Nickel silver sheath engraved on both sides, with foliate scrollwork, a steer head, geometric designs and a banner reading FOR CALIFORNIA. Circa 1890’s-1920’s. CONDITION Blade appears unsharpened with original polish, lightly scratched from sheath and with scattered surface spidering. 1,200 - 1,500

1160 - LOT OF TWO PAIR OF GOLD QUARTZ CUFFLINKS, GOLD NUGGET, AND GAMBLING DICE. One pair of cufflinks is 14 karat gold, other pair is 10 karat. Both yellow gold. Gold nugget weighs 7.2 pennyweight. Accompanied by 16 small gambling dice. CONDITION: Excellent. 1,000 - 1,500

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1161 - ATTRACTIVE SHEFFIELD BOWIE BY HARRISON BROS. & HOWSON. Blade Length: 8 - 3/8” Overall Length: 12 - 3/4” Spear point blade with sharpened false edge, stamped on face of blade V (crown) R, HARRISON BROS. & HOWSON, CUTLERS TO HER MAJESTY and on the ricasso NO. 45 NORFOLK LOT - 1161 ST., SHEFFIELD. Cast nickel silver frame handle in swell center form with dark horn scales. Ornate escutcheon is engraved with a falcon and “I.H.W., 90th L.I.”, which bears further research. Leather sheath with nickel silver throat and brass tip. c. 1849-1850’s; Harrison Bros & Howson was established in 1849 and in time would become one of the largest concerns in Sheffield. CONDITION: Blade has been refinished, handle with two small cracks and some insect damage on rear scale. Sheath tip a period replacement. 1,000 - 1,500

1162 - LOT OF 2: SHEFFIELD FOLDING BOWIE KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 3 - 5/8” (B) 4” Overall Length: (A) 10” (B) 10 - 3/8” (A) Lockback, clip point blade marked JPH HOLMES NO 5 + SMITH FIELD SHEFFIELD. Nickel silver horsehead pommel with cannon and liberty cap motif, and foliate crossguards, wooden scales with inset mother of pearl discs. CONDITION: Guards and handle scales are replacements; blade is about 5/8” short and has been lightly cleaned. LOT - 1162 6” closed, 10” fully open. Established circa 1837, the known Joseph Holmes knives all seem to date from the late 1830’s or 1840’s. (B) Lockback, clip point blade marked HOBSON, for John B. Hobson of Sheffield. Nickel silver crossguards, horn scales with three mother of pearl discs, mother of pearl pommel pieces. c.1850’s-1860’s. CONDITION: Blade with overall salt & pepper pitting, handle with a few cracks, a chip and small patched areas. Blade about 1/2” short. 6-1/8” closed, 10-3/8” fully open 1,000 - 1,200

1163 - LOT OF 2: “SECRET COMPARTMENT” BOWIE KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 7”; (B) 5 - 3/8” Overall Length: (A) 11 - 3/4”; (B) 10 - 3/8” (A) Nickel silver guard and ferrule with turned handle of ebonized wood; back portion of handle unscrews to reveal secret compartment concealing LOT - 1163 two bone dice. Spear point blade with sabre grind, deeply etched with standing indian armed with dagger and the word DEFENCE; the face of the blade deeply etched COMBINATION. PATENT 8792, SHEFFIELD. No sheath. The indian-with-”Defence” trademark belonged to Sheffield’s James Burnand who was established as a cutlery maker during the 1850’s and who continued as James Burnand & Sons into the 20th century, this knife dates c. late 19th century. For similar, see Classic Bowie Knives by Abels (p.43) or Bowie Knives, From the Collections of Robert Abels and the Ohio Historical Society by Keener (knife no. 136). CONDITION: Blade appears unsharpened with overall light pitting, heavy pitting towards tip on reverse side. Handle with a few scratches. Blade 7”, 11-3/4” overall. (B) Nickel silver guard and ferrule with turned handle of wood, the front portion ebonized; back portion of handle unscrews to reveal secret compartment concealing three bone dice. Clip point blade deeply etched on face of blade SUPE[RIOR] CUTLERY S[HEFF]IELD. c. late 19th century. CONDITION: Blade with moderate sharpening and scattered light spotting, handle with two cracks, the cap possibly a replacement. 1,000 - 1,200

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1164 - CARVED IVORY HANDLED BOWIE BY J. WALTERS & CO. Blade Length: 10 - 5/8” Overall Length: 16” Ivory handle with pommel end carved with an unidentified man’s bust; nickel silver guard, silver LOT - 1164 plated ferrule. Clip point blade with forged bolster and filework on obverse of spine, stamped on face of blade J. WALTERS & CO. GLOBE WORKS SHEFFIELD. No sheath. Circa 1850-1862; John Walters had entered the cutlery business by 1841 and in 1850 moved into the famous Globe Works. The firm had left the Globe Works by 1862. CONDITION: Blade appears unsharpened, and is dark with scattered spotting and some light scratches from a previous cleaning attempt. 1,000 - 1,500 1165 - LOT OF 3: THREE PUMA KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 6” (B) 6” (C) 4 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 10 - 1/2” (B) 10 - 5/8” (C) 9” Lot consists of: (A) Puma Germany “White Hunter” 6” saber ground spear point with multi-function features. Overall 10-1/2”. Handled in genuine stag. Correct leather sheath. Circa 1991. CONDITION: Near mint. (B) Puma Germany “White Hunter” 6” saber ground spear point with multi-function features. Overall LOT - 1165 is 10-5/8”. Handled in genuine stag. Back tang is stamped “ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO”. Original leather sheath. Puma code dating in late 1964. CONDITION: Back blade has some pepper spotting, otherwise excellent. (C) Puma Solingen, Made in Germany; flat ground 4-1/4” blade etched “ECHTER PUMASTER STAHL”. Overall 9”. Handled in stag. Correct leather sheath. Circa 1950’s. CONDITION: Blade is bent at tip. Very good overall. 800 - 1,200 1166 - LOT OF 5: LARGE CASE FIXED BLADES, BENCHMADE FOLDER, AND REPRODUCED IXL BOWIE KNIFE. Lot consists of: (A) Case XX USA 5-3/4” flat ground clip point fixed blade with an overall of 10-3/4”. Handled in stag with full brass guard and heavy pommel. Correct leather sheath. Basically a Case Kodiak without the bear etching. Circa 1980’s. CONDITION: Near mint. (B) Case XX USA 1836 9-1/2” clip point blade with an image of a frontiersman wearing a coonskin cap. Overall is 14-1/4”. Handled in black composite with a full, heavy brass guard. Correct leather sheath. Includes a factory box fitted for the knife. Circa 1980’s. CONDITION: Near mint. LOT - 1166 (C) Case XX USA 1836 9-1/2” brass back clip point blade with an image of a frontiersman wearing a coonskin cap. Overall is 14-1/4”. Handled in black composite with a full heavy brass guard. Correct leather sheath. Includes a factory box fitted for the knife. Circa 1970’s. CONDITION: Near mint. (D) “BENCHMADE USA” etched on front blade face. Back blade face is etched “BLACKWOOD DESIGN 530V”. Knife is a fine example of a one blade 5-1/4” tactical folder. Circa contemporary. CONDITION: Near mint. (E) Wostenholm & Son Washington Works - “None Are Genuine But Those Marked IXL”; massive reproduced bowie with a 9-1/2” blade; overall 14-1/8”. Blade has several features including a worked back, large gold etch that reads “CALIFORNIA KNIFE”; several blade stamps such as “THE HUNTERS COMPANION - G. WOSTENHOLM & SON WASHINGTON WORKS”. Blade tang measures 3/8” wide. Handled in genuine stag with a large full nickel silver guard. Escutcheon is marked ‘288’ over ‘1000’. Correct leather sheath. Modern manufacture. CONDITION: Near mint. 800 - 1,200 80

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LOT - 1167 1167 - LOT OF 19: 7 FOLDING KNIVES, 11 FIXED BLADE KNIVES, AND 1 AXE. Blade Length: Largest: 9 - 3/8” Shortest: 3 - 1/2” Overall Length: Largest: 14 - 5/8” Shortest: 6 - 3/8” Lot consists of (A) Case #U.S.A61011SS 4” one blade modern bone handled hawk’s bill in factory box. CONDITION: Very fine. (B) Bradford Cutlery (CASE) U.S.A. 6143 5” one blade modern bone handled “Big Daddy Barlow” handled in bone, includes factory box. CONDITION: Very fine. (C) Case #U.S.A6200’sS two-blade bone handled 5” modern “melon tester” in factory box. CONDITION: Very fine. (D) Boker 4”/16” one blade HKX-15-T.N. wood handled Slongen Germany tactical folder in factory wooden display box. CONDITION: Very fine. (E) Wenger Switzerland 4 - 1/2” multi-blade pliers knife. CONDITION: Very fine factory box with belt sheath. (F) Buck 110 USA 5” one blade wood handled folder. CONDITION: Very fine in factory packaging with leather belt. (G) Seki-City Japan Spyder Co. Y8-10 5” one blade tactical folder handled in hard rubber. CONDITION: Very fine in factory box. (H) Buck 10317 U.S.A 3 - 7/8” fixed blade skinner, overall is 8”. Black resin handle with aluminum mounts in correct sheath. Owner’s name-date-motto etched on blade face. CONDITION: Very fine. (I) Buck 192/U.S.A. 4” drop point blade. Overall is 8 - 1/2”. Knife is handled in wood with brass guard and butt cap. CONDITION: Very fine in correct factory sheath. (J) Solingen Germany 8 - 1/8” saber ground clip point blade. Overall is 13”. Knife is handled in stag and fitted with a brass guard and aluminum pommel. Correct leather sheath. CONDITION: Very fine. (K) Ontario 2-80 Jet Pilot’s Survival Knife. 5” fixed clip point blade signed on pommel. Overall is 9 - 3/4”. Correct sheath. Handled in stacked leather with iron mounts. CONDITION: Very fine. (L) Buck 10 U.S.A Fixed blade bersion of the classic 110. CONDITION: Very fine in factory packaging with correct sheath. (M) Western U.S.A. 1 of 15000 Texas Commemorative Modern Bowies with a 9 - 3/8” lavishly engraved saber ground clip point blade. Overall is 14 - 5/8”. Knife is handled in genuine stag with large S guard and bird’s head pommel. Correct sheath and factory box. CONDITION: Very fine. (N) “CUDA” ATS-34 U.S.A. COB2 4” saber ground spear point blade. Overall is 7 - 3/4”. Finger grooved grey micarta handle. Correct sheath. CONDITION: Very fine. (O) TOPS U.S.A. “Back Bite” R-138. Unusual special purpose blade. Overall is 8 - 1/2”. Handle is grey micarta. Correct sheath. CONDITION: Very fine. (P) Chris Reeve U.S.A. Survival knife done in one piece all metal construction. Blade measures 7 - 1/2” with an overall of 12 - 5/8”. Entire knife is finished in grey. Hollow handle features a tool hit. Correct black leather sheath and factory box with guarantee and other papers. A fine knife. CONDITION: Very fine. (Q) Anssouci D R 8” fixed blade. Overall is 13”. Handle is composed of stacked leather with aluminum half guard and pommel. Comes with leather sheath. CONDITION: Very fine. (R) Raven Commemorative Dark Operations Fighting Knives Cobalt tungesten Vanadium Stainless Steel. Combat knife fixed blade measures 6 - 7/8”. Overall is 12 - 3/8”. Handle is composed of black composite. Complete with finger notches and “skull crusher” pommel. Correct pair of sheaths and factory box. CONDITION: Very fine. (S) Klecker Knives and Tools Klax Feller Patent Pending. Axe blade measures 3 - 1/2” cutting edge. Overall of 6 - 3/8”. Quality axe head comes with sheath factory box - braided cord to fasten handle instructions. CONDITION: No handle. Otherwise fine. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 1168 1168 - LOT OF 18: 16 FIXED BLADES AND 2 FOLDING KNIVES. Blade Length: Largest: 11”. Smallest : 3 - 1/4” Overall Length: Largest: 16 - 3/4”. Smallest: 8” (A) MARBLES GLADSTONE, MI U.S.A “Trail Maker” Fixed blade 10 - 1/4” flat ground clip point, overall of 15 - 1/2”. Knife is handled in stag, fitted with a stag crown, and has a brass half guard. Correct leather sheath. Complete with oranged black paper blade sleeve which says: “Made in the U.S.A.” Circa 1970’s. CONDITION: Very fine. (B) MARBLES GLADSTONE, MI U.S.A 7 - 1/4” flat ground clip point fixed blade with an overall of 12 - 1/2”. Knife is handled in stag horn and fitted with a brass half guard. Correct leather sheath. Complete with oranged black paper blade sleeve which says: “Made in U.S.A”. Circa 1970’s. CONDITION: Very fine. (C) J. Russell and Co. Green River Works made in U.S.A.. 5” spear point fixed blade with an overall of 9”. Handled in hard wood. Correct sheath. Circa- Contemporary. CONDITION: Very fine. (D) Kershaw made in Germany Damascus 5” fixed blade dagger with an overall of 10”. Correct leather sheath. Handled in stag horn. Circa Contemporary. CONDITION: Very fine. (E) “Combat READY” made in China. 4 - 1/2” fixed blade dagger with an overall of 9”. Knife is handled in wood and fitted with a brass full guard. CONDITION: Very fine in correct sheath. (F) HOFFRTIZ Solingen GERMANY 6” fixed blade dagger with an overall length of 10”. Handled in hard wood fitted with a brass guard and bird’s head pommel. CONDITION: Very fine in correct leather sheath. (G) CRKT Taiwan 4 - 1/8” special purpose fixed blade. Overall length is 8 - 1/2”. Finger grooved black composite handle. CONDITION: Very fine in correct sheath. (H) BROWNING Model 376 3 - 3/8” fixed blade. Overall length is 7”. One piece construction with integral hard wood handle. Correct unusual three part folding leather case. CONDITION: Very fine. (I) BOKER SOLINGEN 4 -3 3/4” fixed blade fighting knife done in grey finish. Overall length is 9”. Blade face is pencil etched: “Rex Applegate and W.L. Fairbairn.” Handled in black composite fitted with a full brass guard #992. CONDITION: Very fine in correct nylon sheath. (J) Buck U.S.A. 194-1 BOS154EM 3 - 1/4” saber ground drop point fixed blade with an overall length of 8”. Handled in hard wood. CONDITION: Very fine in correct leather sheath bearing the number 193. (K) Buck U.S.A #493 4 - 3/4” saber ground spear point fixed blade. overall is 10 - 3/4”. Handled in checkered rosewood. CONDITION: Very fine in correct leather sheath and box. (L) Buck 102-1 U.S.A. 3 - 3/4” clip point etched “L.L. Bean” fixed blade. Overal length is 7 - 3/4”/ Handled in rosewood fitted with brass finger guard and bird’s head pommel. Comes with a fitted hard wood case. Cover reads L.L. Bean 2006 collector’s knife. CONDITION: Very fine. (M) Kershaw Oregon U.S.A. 7 - 1/4” saber ground clip point fixed blade. Overall is 12”. “Paka” wood handle fitted with brass guard and pommel. Back blade face has #1863. CONDITION: Very fine in correct leather sheath with Kershaw #4071 stamped in leather. (N) BROWNING Model #319 made in China. 6 - 1/4” spear point blade with an overall of 11 - 3/4”. Black micarta handle with steel front mount. CONDITION: Very fine in correct nylon sheath and box. (O) Ontario Knife Company Franklinville, N.Y. U.S.A. “Bagwell Bowie” fixed blade 11” flat ground clip point. Overall length is 16 - 3/4”. Rosewood coffin handle fitted with large C guard and escutcheon that reads: “Hell’s Belle”. Correct leather sheath and factory box with papers. CONDITION: Very fine. (P) UNITED TAIWAN Japanese short sword with a 11 - 1/2” blade. Overall length is 16 - 3/4”. Hardwood handle with brass oval guard. CONDITION: Very fine in correct nylon sheath and box. (Q) BROWNING 1 of 3000 Model 23 JAPAN. One blade folder beautifuly etched with game scenes on both blade faces, 4 - 1/4” lock back. Handled in exotic finger grooved hardwood. Heavy nickel silver front slant bolster. Complete with correct fitted walnut display box. CONDITION: Very fine. (R) Schrade U.S.A. 75th anniversary 1904 - 1979 Presentation knife #5799. One blade 5 - 3/8” large clasp pattern. Blade face is etched with scene of Schrade plant dated 1904. Knife is handled in delrin stag. CONDITION: Very fine in fitted box. 800 - 1,200 82

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1169 - LOT OF 7 FIXED BLADE KNIVES BY GALAZAN, SAM COX. AND OTHERS. Blade Length: Largest: 7 - 1/4” Smallest: 3” Overall Length: Largest: 13” Smallest: 7 - 5/8” (A) Sam Cox 4” fixed blade that resembles a meat cleaver. Overall 9”. Handled in exotic hard wood with steel mount. Correct black leather sheath. CONDITION: Fine, with some light use marks. (B) Sam U.S.A. 3” double edge drop point boot knife. Overall is 7 5/8”. Handled in abalone with steel mounts. Original black leather sheath. CONDITION: Fine. (C) GALAZAN 3 - 3/4” Damascus drop point blade. 8 - 1/4” overall. Finger grooved horn handle with nickel silver front mount. Correct leather sheath. CONDITION: Fine, some tarnishing to nickel silver and a pinkie nail size area of patination on blade, towards tip. (D) Galazan 5 - 1/8” Damascus fixed blade. Overall length is 10”. Hard wood handle fitted with a heavy nickel silver half guard. LOT - 1169 Correct leather sheath. CONDITION: Fine. (E) Unsigned 6” clip point fixed blade. Overall is 11”. Blade has a worked back, knife was made from a file. Hard wood handle fitted with a steel full guard and butt cap. Correct leather sheath. CONDITION: Fine. Some scattered marks from use. (F) LAKOTA HAWK Seikanematsu SEKI JAPAN. 4 - 1/4” saber ground clip point. Overall 8 - 3/4”. Hardwood handle with steel half guard. Correct leather sheath. CONDITION: Fine. (G) RANDALL GILBREATH DORA ALA hand hammered 7 - 1/4” fixed drop point blade. Overall is 13”. Hardwood handle with brass mount. Correct leather sheath. CONDITION: Fine, some tarnishing to brass. 800 - 1,200 1170 - LOT OF 2: “SECRET COMPARTMENT” BOWIE KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 7” (B) 6” Overall Length: (A) 11 - 1/2” (B) 10 - 1/4” Lot consists of: (A) Clip point blade stamped with reclining lion and RABONE BROS & CO. Nickel silver guard and ferrule with turned horn handle; back portion of handle unscrews to reveal secret compartment concealing three bone dice. Leather belt sheath with attached buckled strap apparently for attachment to arm or leg. Rabone Brothers was a Sheffield manufacturer about which little is known, this knife dates c. late 19th century. CONDITION: Blade lightly used, gray, with scattered spotting. Handle intact but with multiple cracks. Blade 7”, overall 11-1/2”. (B) Bowie knife with iron guard and ferrule and turned bone handle; back portion of handle unscrews to reveal secret compartment concealing three bone dice. Unmarked clip point blade with sabre grind. Age uncertain. Leather sheath a modern replacement. CONDITION: Blade shows moderate sharpening, handle with one crack. 6” blade, 10-1/4” overall. 800 - 1,200

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1171 - LOT OF 2: HUNTING KNIFE BY DOBBY OF LONDON, WITH SECONDARY KNIFE. Blade Length: (A) 9 - 5/8” Overall Length: (A) 14 - 7/8” Large English hunting knife with finely made double edged, hollow ground blade measuring 1-3/4” wide at crossguard, marked DOBBY, 95 STRAND on both sides. Shaped silver guard, ferrule and pommel, one-piece stag handle. Silver mounted Moroccan leather sheath with twin suspension rings includes secondary spear point utility knife with forged bolster blade 3-3/4” in length, marked CAMTANOS (?) NYROP. London’s John Dobby was located at 95 Strand begnning around 1850 and was certainly gone by 1870. CONDITION: Both blades with signs of use, light spotting, lightly cleaned. Sheath missing 40% of leather covering. 800 - 1,200

LOT - 1171

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1172 - LOT OF 2: ENGLISH BOWIE KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 8 - 1/8” (B) 7” Overall Length: (A) 12 - 3/4” (B) 11 - 7/8” (A) English bowie knife with nickel silver crossguard, swell center handle frame of cast brass, and horn scales, inlaid with nickel silver escutcheon engraved “Inez Carrington”. Clip point blade is unmarked but well ground and crisply defined. Original Moroccan leather sheath with nickel silver tip and throat. c. third quarter 19th century. CONDITION: Blade with light salt and pepper spotting, very lightly cleaned, sheath in superb condition. 8-1/8” blade, 12-3/4” overall. (B) Spear point bowie knife with brass guard, ebony handles with iron pins. Spear point blade stamped HILL, SHEFFIELD. With well made antique leather sheath that appears contemporary to the knife. Possibly by Isaac Hill of Westfield Terrace, this knife dates c.1850’s-1870’s. CONDITION: Lightly sharpened, with scattered tarnish. Blade 7”, overall 11-1/2”. 1,000 - 1,200

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1173 - LOT OF 3: FANCY DIRK KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 5” (B) 5” (C) 4 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 9 - 1/4” (B) 9” (C) 9”

LOT - 1173

Lot consists of: (A) Narrow tang dirk knife with paneled handle of green sea snail shell, nickel silver ferrule and guard. Double edged flamberge or kris blade marked in oval border MILNER BROS, PATENT HANDLE. No sheath. c. late 19th-early 20th century. CONDITION: No evidence of use with scattered light spotting, handle is in antique mint condition. Blade 5”, Overall 9-1/4”. (B) Small narrow tang bowie knife or dirk, probably Continental, with checkered mother of pearl scales and nickel silver trim including guard, bolster and fluted pommel. Dark horn wrap around tang. Clip point blade with fluted filework on spine forming a serpentine pattern on top, crisply defined false edge and blade grind. Embossed leather sheath with silver plated tip and throat.c. late 19th century. CONDITION: Crack across reverse scale, no evidence of use, lightly polished over scattered light spotting. Sheath with opening along edge. Blade 5”, Overall 9”. (C) Small bowie of continental origin with carved wooden handle, ornate nickel silver ferrule, iron guard. Original sheath made entirely of pasteboard. Spear point blade marked only “HGH” with a dagger through it (unidentified). c. late 19th-early 20th century. CONDITION: No evidence of use with scattered light spotting, handle with single crack, sheath bumped at tip. 800 - 1,200

1174 - LOT OF 3: ENGLISH DIRK KNIVES - 2 WITH ETCHED BLADES. Blade Length: (A) 4 - 3/4” (B) 5 - 3/4” (C) 5” Overall Length: (A) 8 - 7/8” (B) 9 - 3/4” (C) 9 - 5/8” (A) Full tang dirk knife with dark horn scales, mother of pearl pommel pieces, and three inlaid mother of pearl discs on the obverse. Double edged blade stamped HENRY HOBSON & SON, fully etched with an eagle, scrollwork, and “Self Protector”. Original pasteboard sheath with nickel silver throat, the body having been overlaid with snakeskin. This Sheffield firm with its well known surname operated as “& Son” in the second half of the 19th century. CONDITION: Unsharpened with light tarnish overall. Blade 4-3/4”, Overall 8-7/8”. (B) Unmarked English LOT - 1174 dirk knife, one piece black horn handle decorated with inlaid mother of pearl and twisted nickel silver wire. Double edged flamberge or kris blade fully etched with scrollwork and the words “Never Draw Me Without Reason Nor Sheath Me Without Honour”. Leather sheath with nickel silver tip and throat. c. second half of the 19th century. CONDITION: Blade in antique mint condition, with crack on the reverse of handle. Blade 5-3/4”, Overall 9-3/4” (C) Cutlery handled dirk knife with foliate nickel silver handle. Double edged blade stamped HANCOCK & SONS, 5 CORN HILL SHEFFIELD. Heavy silver plated sheath with swivel belt hanger. Several different Hancocks were active in the American trade; this knife dates c.1850’s-1870’s. CONDITION: Very good overall, blade with moderate wear, cleaned. Sheath a replacement. Blade 5”, overall 9-5/8”. 800 - 1,200

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1175 - UNUSUAL BOWIE KNIFE WITH ENGRAVED HUNTING SCENE. Blade Length: 7 - 3/8” Overall Length: 12 - 3/4” Unique bowie knife with hand forged upswept blade, engraved on the obverse with a hunter shooting a rifle at two deer, LOT - 1175 pursued by dogs, and on the reverse with two Indians hunting a buffalo from horseback, one armed with a rifle and the other a spear. This decoration is unusual and is the work of a highly skilled hand. The knife’s guard and pommel are of iron or steel, and are nickel plated along with the tang. The bone scales are crudely checkered and attached with three brass pins. No sheath. c. 1830’s-1860’s. CONDITION: Blade is in good condition, lightly used with scattered spotting, nickel plating is about 60% intact, the handles are uncracked. 800 - 1,200

1176 - LOT OF 4: ANTIQUE BONE AND IVORY HANDLED KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 6 - 1/2” (B) 11 - 1/4” (C) 6 - 7/8” (D) 7 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 11 - 1/2” (B) 16 - 3/4” (C) 11 - 1/8” (D) 11 - 3/8” Four antique or vintage knives dating from the second half of the 19th century through the first half of the 20th century. (A) Ivory handled bowie knife of mortise-tang construction, with nickel silver guard and copper pins. Clip point blade with sharpened false edge, etched in small panel on reverse GFG. No sheath. CONDITION: Blade with evidence of sharpening and use, mellow colored handle with one small age crack. 6-1/2” blade, 11-1/2”overall. (B) Large foreign knife (perhaps a chamarro se’se from Guam) with forged bolster and wide clip point blade, hand forged and of full tang LOT - 1176 construction. Bone handle scales with nickel silver pommel. 11-1/4” blade, 16-3/4” overall. No sheath. CONDITION: Blade cleaned, showing scratches from finishing and use. (C) Double edged knife with dogbone shaped handle scales of bone, iron pins and guard, half-tang construction with gaps filled with foreign matter. Tooled leather sheath with silver tip and throat, looks to have been cut down from larger knife. CONDITION: Signs of use with some scratches and fine nicks in the edge; most of the material in between the scales has fallen out. 6-7/8” blade, 11-1/8” overall. (D) Knife with dogbone style handle and guard that appear to have been made from whales tooth, mortise tang construction with copper pins. Slightly clip point blade seems to have been drawfiled in finishing. No sheath. 7-1/4” blade, 11-3/8” overall. CONDITION: Blade with some light pitting. 800 - 1,200

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1177 - LOT OF 3: VINTAGE RUANA CUSTOM KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 4 - 1/4” (B) 8 - 7/8” (C) 7 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 8 - 7/8” (B) 14” (C) 12 - 7/8” Lot consists of: (A) An impressive semi-skinner with a brushed finish, “Ruana” mark in script, jimping on the spine for thumb purchase, a single brass guard, and a polished stag handle with a maple section in middle, divided with brass and black spacers. No sheath. CONDITION: Unused, the knife presents as mint with scattered surface spots. (B) A beautifully made CB CK bowie knife with a brushed finish, elk LOT - 1177 antler handle, a single brass guard accented with a pair of black and brass spacers, completed with a brass pommel cap. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife is unused. Mint with multiple scattered surface spots. (C) A beautifully finished and very special bowie knife, this is Ruana’s 60th Anniversary Limited Edition, of which only 100 were made. Set in its original presentation box, the knife features a finely brushed finish, with “Sixtieth Anniversary 1938-1998 Limited Edition” as well as the “Ruana” script signature engraved into the blade. The large clip point is highlighted with a brass guard, combined wood and stag handle, brass and black spacers and a solid brass pommel cap. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife appears mint and unused, and is still sealed in wood and glass presentation box. Ruana Knife Works of Bonner, Montana has been making their famous knives since 1938, in the same shop, by the same dedicated family of craftsmen. Founded by their patriarch Rudy Ruana, he first began making knives on the side to help his family out following the great depression. Mr. Ruana’s work was successful enough that he went full time in 1952, and the rest, as they say, was history. 900 - 1,200

1178 - MASSIVE RUANA MODEL 35 B BOWIE WITH BRASS BACK. Blade Length: 9 - 1/2” Overall Length: 15” The Ruana Model 35-B is a massive Bowie knife with 9-1/2” stainless blade with saber ground point and stipple brass back insert. Double lugged aluminum guards with dual elk horn grip scales. Bulbous aluminum butt marked, “Bowie 35B Ruana M” knife is housed in its heavy cowhide leather scabbard with single nickel snap with brown cotton stitching and brass rivet reinforcements. CONDITION: Very fine with very slight blade staining and a touch of sharpening being evident at front curvature of tip. Scabbard is very fine with solid stitching and supple leather. TDW 750 - 1,250

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1179 - LOT OF 3: MIKE THOUROT CUSTOM FIXED BLADE KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 4” (B) 7 - 3/4” (C) 8 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 8” (B) 12 - 5/8” (C) 13 - 7/8” Lot consists of: (A) Custom damascus drop point hunter with original edge, etched with “Thourot” over “MWT” over “Napoleon, OH”. Knife includes jimping on the spine for thumb purchase, polished bolsters, dovetailed dark wood handles secured with Loveless bolts. Marked no. 255. No sheath. CONDITION: Unused, with single crack at the lanyard hole on one scale, due to light handle shrinkage. (B) A beautifully designed long clip blade Bowie, LOT - 1179 featuring a mirror polished D2 steel blade (as marked) and etched with “Thourot” over “MWT” over “Napoleon, OH”. The knife displays its original edge, brass guard and end bolsters, surrounding dovetailed stag handles with black liners. The knife does not include a sheath. CONDITION: As new, brass bolsters are lightly tarnished, with the stag handles showing moderate shrinkage. (C) Large double edge damascus dagger with its original edges and a hidden tang. Blade is etched “Thourot” over “MWT” over “Napoleon, OH”. The stippled brass double guard is carried around the perimeter and frames the hidden tang, resulting in a brass extended pommel. Mosaic pins are set on white ivory handles. No sheath. CONDITION: Unused with light surface cracking on one scale. Mike Thourot (MWT Custom Knives) of Napoleon, Ohio has been designing and crafting knives for well over 35 years. Mr. Thourot always and continues to craft each of his knives by hand, so no two are alike. For him, knives simply are “...fun to use...fun to design, and...fun to make.” 700 - 1,200

1180 - LOT OF 5: MIKE THOUROT MIXED CUSTOM KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 3 - 1/4” (B) 4 - 5/8” (C) 4 - 5/8” (D) 5 - 1/8” (E) 6 - 1/8” Overall Length: (A) 7 - 3/4” (B) 9 - 3/8” (C) 9 - 3/8” (D) 9 - 1/2” (E) 10 - 3/4” Lot consists of: (A) Liner lock custom folder, with a bead blast and brushed finished blade and ambidextrous thumb studs. Blade features its original edge with “Pheasants Forever” and maker’s etch, polished bolsters and clip, patterned wood handles and backspacer. No sheath. CONDITION: Highly polished with a few light handling marks; appears unused. (B) Medium-sized hunting knife, featuring a mirror polished upswept clip-shaped blade, maker’s etch of “Thourot” over “MWT” over “Napoleon, OH”, mirror polished bolsters and collar, a dropped grip with dovetailed nickel silver pinned wood handles and a lined lanyard tube. No sheath. CONDITION: Knife is unused, with its original edge showing a small amount of rust. (C) A second medium-sized hunting knife, featuring a mirror polished upswept clip-shaped blade, maker’s etch of “Thourot” over “MWT” over “Napoleon, OH”, mirror polished bolsters and collar, and a dropped grip with dovetailed nickel silver pinned ivory LOT - 1180 handles. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife. Ivory scales show cracking at the pins and the lined lanyard tube. (D) A very handsome upswept, mirror polished hunting blade, features its original edge, maker’s etch of “Thourot” over “MWT” over “Napoleon, OH”, polished brass guard, dovetailed dark wood handles and black liners, secured by brass center Loveless bolts. No sheath. CONDITION: Light tarnishing on the brass, the knife presents as-new and unused. (E) A large, upswept and mirror polished bowie knife with its original edge and maker’s etch. Features brass bolsters, a contoured grip with dovetailed, nicely grained wood handles secured with mosaic pins and red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: Blade shows some light rust and spotting, otherwise appears unused. Mike Thourot (MWT Custom Knives) of Napoleon, Ohio has been designing and crafting knives for well over 35 years. Mr. Thourot always and continues to craft each of his knives by hand, so no two are alike. For him, knives simply are “”...fun to use...fun to design, and...fun to make.” 700 - 1,200 88

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LOT - 1181 1181 - LOT OF 3: RON GASTON CUSTOM TANTOS. Blade Length: (A) 6 - 3/4” (B) 6 - 7/8” (C) 7” Overall Length: (A) 12” (B) 12 - 1/8” (C) 12” Lot consists of: (A) A set of three spectacular large tantos, unlike any of the other knives from this collection. This knife features a traditional tanto blade shape with its original edge, a bonesplitter spine and a brushed finish and block lettered “Gaston” in an arch shape. Highly engraved bolsters are complimented by pinned and dovetailed oosic handles. Very high quality knife. No sheath. CONDITION: One large and one small dink on the bottom edge of the bolster on the mark side. The handles have shrunk slightly. (B) The knife displays an upswept blade with its original edge and bonesplitter grind along the spine. The “Ron Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” signature etch is found on the brushed finish blade and bolsters. The tapered full tang is surrounded by dovetailed and dyed burlwood scales, secured by Mosaic pins with red liners. A very high quality knife. No sheath. CONDITION: The handles exhibit minimal shrinkage, and there is a small scuff on the mark side bolster. (C) The last tanto features a large upswept blade, with a brushed finish matching the bolsters. Blade is etched with “Ron Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” signature. The original edge is present with a bonesplitter grind on the spine. The full and tapered tang is highlighted with pinned and dovetailed Indian Sambar stag handles. Very high quality. No sheath. CONDITION: The stag exhibits slight shrinkage, and there is a tiny ding on the mark side bolster. Ron Gaston of Woodruff, South Carolina was a knifemaker for close to 25 years when he passed away in 2006. A dairy farmer by trade, Mr. Gaston became an extremely prolific maker and was featured within many cutlery publications at the height of his career. A proud member of the Knifemakers’ Guild, his knives are very well established and continue to be collected around the world. 700 - 900

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1182 - LOT OF 14: MIXED PRODUCTION KNIVES. Blade Length: (Largest) 9 - 1/4” (Smallest) 1 - 7/8” Overall Length: (Largest) 14 - 1/2” (Smallest) 4 - 3/8” Lot consists of: (A) From the Premier Edition Officer Ranch Stag Collection: the 4175 Wild Turkey. This lockback folder features an AUS-8A spear point blade, engraved bolsters and pinned Indian Sambar stag handles. The bolsters are engraved and marked “#725 of 1200”. CONDITION: As new and unused. 3-1/8” blade, 3-7/8”” closed. (B) From the Premier Edition Officer Ranch Stag Collection: the 4375 Whiskey River. This folding knife features AUS-8A steel blades, engraved bolsters and Indian Sambar stag handles. The bolsters are engraved and marked “#725 of 1200”. CONDITION: A few spots on the master blade that should clean off. As new and unused. 2-1/8” blade, 3” closed. (C) From the Premier Edition Officer Ranch Stag Collection: the 4325 Whiskey Creek. This folding knife features AUS-8A steel blades, engraved bolsters and Indian Sambar stag handles. The bolsters are engraved and marked “#725 of 1200”. CONDITION: As new and unused, with one scale that will need to be glued back into place. (D) From the Premier Edition Officer Ranch Stag Collection: the 4125 Whiskey LOT - 1182 Gap. This lockback folder features an AUS-8A clip point blade, engraved bolsters and pinned Indian Sambar stag handles. The bolsters are engraved and marked “#725 of 1200”. CONDITION: As new and unused. 2-1/2” blade, 3” closed. (E) From the Premier Edition Officer Ranch Stag Collection: the 4225 Big Joe. AUS-8A steel blade, clip point single blade lockback, engraved bolsters, pinned Indian Sambar stag handles, “#725 of 1200”. CONDITION: As new, unused condition. 3-3/8” blade, 4-3/8” closed”. The previous five knives were manufactured by Kershaw Knives of Tualatin, Oregon. (F) D ‘Holder Skinner - One of three - A custom production knife that features a mirror polished stainless steel blade with its original edge and integral guard, thumb rest and tapered tang. The mirror polished guard includes an inlaid copper Elk. The dovetailed elk stag handles feature finger grooves and nickel silver pins. No sheath. CONDITION: As new and unused. 3-7/8” blade, 8 1/2” overall. (G) D ‘Holder Skinner - Two of three - A custom production knife that features a mirror polished stainless steel blade (marked 135) with its original edge and integral guard, thumb rest and tapered tang. The mirror polished guard includes an inlaid copper Grizzly bear. The dovetailed dark burlwood handles feature finger grooves and nickel silver pins. No sheath. CONDITION: As new and unused. 3-7/8” blade, 8-1/2” overall. (H) D ‘Holder Skinner - Three of three - A custom production knife that features a mirror polished stainless steel blade with its original edge and integral guard, thumb rest and tapered tang. The mirror polished guard includes an inlaid copper ram. The dovetailed rams horn handles feature finger grooves and nickel silver pins. No sheath. CONDITION: Unused with spots on the blade. 3-7/8” blade, 8-1/2” overall. The previous three knives were manufactured by Imperial Schrade of Ellenville, New York. (I) A fixed blade with folding lockback knife, features a drop point fixed 440 stainless blade with engraved bolsters and pakkawood handles. No sheath. CONDITION: Unused with light handling/storage marks. 2-7/8” fixed blade, 2-3/8” lock blade, 6-7/8” closed. Taylor Cutlery of Kingsport, Tennessee. (J) The production “W49 Bowie” features a large clip point blade marked “WESTERN BOULDER COLO. U.S.A.” and “BOWIE” on the reverse side. The knife is complimented by a brass S guard and wooden handle with brass pins. No sheath. CONDITION: Unused blade with light surface rust in patches. 9-1/4” blade, 14-1/2” overall. (K) Another production “W49 Bowie” features a large clip point blade marked “WESTERN BOULDER COLO. U.S.A.” and “BOWIE” on the reverse side. The knife is complimented by a brass S guard and wooden handle with brass pins. No sheath. CONDITION: Blade has been sharpened and cleaned, with remaining patches of rust. 9-1/4” blade, 14-1/2” overall. The previous two knives were manufactured by Western Cutlery Company of Boulder, Colorado. (L) A modern production-made fixed blade drop point hunter, with full tang construction. Includes a dyed burlwood handle, nickel silver pins and guard. No sheath. CONDITION: As new and unused. 3-3/8” blade, 8” overall. Walden Knife Co., USA. (M) A production-made “Kalinga” with a satin finished stainless steel blade, and stylized mark of “BUCK KALINGA USA”. The knife features a brass guard and a black micarta pinned handle with finger grooves. No sheath. CONDITION: As new and unused. 5” blade, 10” overall. Buck Knives of Post Falls, Idaho. (N) A production-made bird knife, marked “Schrade Walden, NY USA #141”. The knife features a narrow carbon steel blade with an aluminum pommel, a stacked leather handle and its accompanying sheath. CONDITION: Blade lightly sharpened but heavily pitted. Sheath and handle are in good condition. 4-1/8” blade, 8-1/4” overall. Schrade Walden of Ellenville, New York. 700 - 1,000 90

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1183 - ORNATE BOWIE BY CORSAN, DENTON BURDEKIN & CO., SHEFFIELD. Blade Length: 6 - 5/8” Overall Length: 11 - 1/8” Sheffield bowie knife with sweeping clip point blade, the tang stamped CORSAN DENTON BURDEKIN & CO. and the blade’s false edge faintly etched “Corsan Denton Bur...” Full tang construction, oval guard with ornate nickel silver bolsters and pommels, horn scales with escutcheon on obverse. Period replacement leather sheath. c. 1852-1863. CONDITION: Blade with signs of use including a few small nicks, lightly cleaned, the handle with a few small areas of insect damage. 600 - 800

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1184 - A FINE ENGLISH PRESENTATION SPEARPOINT BOWIE KNIFE PRESENTED TO JOHN HOOD 1880. Blade Length: 7” Overall Length: 11 - 1/8” This is a spear point Bowie knife made by the Lockwood Brothers and maker marked on the ricasso “CTX Lockwood Brothers”. It features a spear point double LOT - 1184 edged blade, German silver furniture with bulbous quillons at guard, and one piece stag handle. The sheath is made of leather and features German silver throat, presentation plaque, and drag. The throat and drag have triple line decoration. Drag features another bulbous device at tip. Plaque reads “To / Mr. John Hood / From / F.G. / 1880”. CONDITION: Blade retains much of its original bright polish with only minor surface staining.Scabbard rates excellent for both leather and mounts. Stag handle is pristine. A good spearpoint Bowie. 600 - 1,200

1185 - GERMAN HUNTING DAGGER WITH SHEATH. Blade Length: 10 - 1/8” Overall Length: 16 - 3/8” Post-WWII German Hirschfanger hunting dagger with an exceptional unmarked chrome plated triple-etched blade, with very light runner marks. LOT - 1185 Dagger fittings and stag handle are undamaged, and the “DJV” emblem is original to the handle. Dagger is likely to be the from the postwar “Deutsche Jagdverband”, founded in 1949. Attached to the dagger is the original tag for the maker/ distributor “Hubertus” in Solingen. Scabbard is made from what appears to be green plastic, and the fittings retain more than 90% of their finish. CONDITION: Near mint. 600 - 1,000

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1186 - RELIC CONDITION CONFEDERATE “D” GUARD BOWIE KNIFE. Blade Length: 14 - 1/2” Overall Length: 20 - 1/8”

Massive Confederate “D guard” Bowie knife. CONDITION: This classic style hand forged Confederate knife is obviously dug item with wooden handle gone long ago. Earlier ground related rust is now neutralized and stable with an overall dark chocolate patina in its place. Blade is solid to guard and displays well. 600 - 1,000

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LOT - 1187 1187 - LOT OF 3 EARLY FIXED-BLADE KNIVES: 1 LAMSON & GOODNOW, AND 2 OTHERS. Blade Length: (A) 7 - 1/2” (B) 8 - 1/4” (C) 7 - 5/8” Overall Length: (A) 12 - 3/8” (B) 12 - 1/4” (C) 12”

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Lot consists of (A) 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. (B) 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. (C) 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. 600 - 800

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1188 - LOT OF 9 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 LOT - 1188 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 #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 #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 #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. 600 - 800 1189 - LOT OF 4: MIKE THOUROT CUSTOM HUNTING AND BOWIE KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 3 - 3/8” (B) 4 - 5/8” (C) 5” (D) 6 - 3/8” Overall Length: (A) 8 - 1/2” (B) 9 - 1/2” (C) 9 - 3/4” (D) 10 - 7/8” Lot consists of: (A) Unique mirror polished skinning knife with original edge, featuring stippled brass guard, collar and handle pins. Blade is etched “Thourot” over “MWT” over “Napoleon, OH”. The single finger grip and contoured handles feature polished antler scales. No sheath. CONDITION: Appears unused with light edge damage and rust spots near the tip. Handles show light shrinkage. (B) Mirror polished hunting knife with a clip-shaped blade, etch of “Thourot” over “MWT” over “Napoleon, OH”, and its original edge. Features a stippled single guard with lower collar, a dropped, index finger grip with dyed burlwood handles. The scales are assembled with mosaic pins and red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: Knife presents as-new and unused. (C) Mirror polished drop point hunting knife with a hidden tang, displaying a bright stippled guard and butt cap, surrounding LOT - 1189 a well-figured stag handle. Blade is etched “Thourot” over “MWT” and “Napoleon, OH”, and marked no. 253. No sheath. CONDITION: Unused with a large open crack in the stag handle. (D) A handsome, mirror polished upswept clip-point Bowie knife, with the maker’s etch of “Thourot” over “MWT” over “Napoleon, OH”. The knife features a polished guard, dyed and stabilized burlwood handles with red liners and Loveless bolts. No sheath. CONDITION: Unused with light rust spots on the blade. Mike Thourot (MWT Custom Knives) of Napoleon, OH has been designing and crafting knives for well over 35 years. Mr. Thourot always and continues to craft each of his knives by hand, so no two are alike. For him, knives simply are “”...fun to use...fun to design, and...fun to make.” 600 - 900

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1190 - LOT OF 2: RON GASTON CUSTOM PEARL FIGHTERS. Blade Length: (A) 4” (B) 4 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 8 - 3/8” (B) 8 - 1/2” Lot consists of: (A) A beautiful medium sized “showpiece” fighter, with its original double edge, “Ron Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” signature etch and hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters. The tapered and LOT - 1190 contoured full tang is complemented by the dovetailed and mosaic pinned fiery white Mother of Pearl scales with red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: This knife presents as-new, with a small perimeter surface chip at the upper pin on the reverse side. (B) Another spectacular knife, this medium sized fighter presents its original double edge, “Ron Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” signature etch, with a hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters. The flat spine, tapered full tang is enhanced by dovetailed and mosaic pinned fiery white Mother of Pearl scales with red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife presents as new, with several handling scratches on the reverse bolster. There is also some minor perimeter chipping along the upper pin on the reverse side. Ron Gaston of Woodruff, South Carolina was a knifemaker for close to 25 years when he passed away in 2006. A dairy farmer by trade, Mr. Gaston became an extremely prolific maker and was featured within many cutlery publications at the height of his career. A proud member of the Knifemakers’ Guild, his knives are very well established and continue to be collected around the world. 600 - 700 1191 - LOT OF 2: RON GASTON CUSTOM FIGHTING KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 4 - 1/8” (B) 4 - 5/8” Overall Length: (A) 8 - 1/4” (B) 9” Lot consists of: (A) A beautifully designed medium sized fighter, knife displays its original double edge, “Ron Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” signature etch and hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters. The tapered full LOT - 1191 tang is surrounded by dovetailed and mosaic pinned mammoth ivory handles with red liners, set into a two finger groove grip. An excellent knife. No sheath. CONDITION: Knife is unused. There is a small dink on the top edge of the knife, some light handling marks on the bolsters, and minimal shrinkage of the ivory. (B) A larger sized fighter with a more upswept blade, this knife shows its original double edge, block-lettered “Ron Gaston” etch set in an arch, and hand rubbed finish on both blade and bolsters. The tapered full tang, dovetailed and pinned ivory handles with red liners feature a straight grip with “clipped” corners at the butt. Another excellent knife. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife with a few handling marks/scuffs on the mark side bolster, along with minimal shrinkage of the ivory. Ron Gaston of Woodruff, South Carolina was a knifemaker for close to 25 years when he passed away in 2006. A dairy farmer by trade, Mr. Gaston became an extremely prolific maker and was featured within many cutlery publications at the height of his career. A proud member of the Knifemakers’ Guild, his knives are very well established and continue to be collected around the world. 600 - 700 1192 - LOT OF 3: RON GASTON CUSTOM FIGHTERS. Blade Length: (A) 4” (B) 5 - 1/4” (C) 6” Overall Length: (A) 8 - 5/8” (B) 10 - 1/8” (C) 10 - 5/8” Lot consists of: (A) A unique trio of fighters, this medium sized knife displays its original double edge, “Ron Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” signature etch and hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters. The tapered full tang is enhanced with dovetailed and mosaic pinned burlwood handles with red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: As new with minimal shrinkage of the wood handles. (B) The second of this group is a large fighter with its original double LOT - 1192 edge, “Ron Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” signature etch and hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters. The tapered full tang is highlighted with dovetailed and highly figured burlwood handles, held in place with mosaic pins and red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: As new with slight shrinkage of the handles, as well as a few very light scuffs/scratches on the bolsters. (C) The third of this group is a large fighter with its original double edge, “Ron Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” signature etch and hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters. The tapered full tang is beautifully surrounded by dovetailed and pinned gnarly Sambar India stag with red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife, the blade does show several light dinks on the upper edge, with one dink on the main edge. There are a few very light handling marks/scuffs on the bolsters, and the stag handles show moderate shrinkage. Ron Gaston of Woodruff, South Carolina was a knifemaker for close to 25 years when he passed away in 2006. A dairy farmer by trade, Mr. Gaston became an extremely prolific maker and was featured within many cutlery publications at the height of his career. A proud member of the Knifemakers’ Guild, his knives are very well established and continue to be collected around the world. 600 - 700 94

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LOT - 1193 1193 - ENGLISH FOLDING DIRK BY CROOKES & CO. Blade Length: 4 - 1/4” Overall Length: 9 - 3/4”

Ornate lockback folding dirk with spear point blade marked CROOKES & CO. SHEFFIELD on tang. Ivory handle scales with nickel silver trim, including guards with shell-and-foliate pattern and pommels with shell pattern decorated with grape vines. Escutcheon on obverse side. c.1840’s-1850’s. This mark likely represents George Crookes & Co., active from approximately 1837 to 1862. CONDITION: Handles with a few cracks, blade has been cleaned, locks up well. 600 - 700

1194 - LOT OF 13: COLLECTION OF SEVEN KNIVES & SIX SWORDS. Blade Length: Various Overall Length: Various

LOT - 1194

Lot consists of: Swords (A) Pettibone US Military dress sword with scabbard, incised blade. CONDITION: Very good with some spots of rust on blade. (B) 1899 dated US dress sword with scabbard, blade is gold washed, shark skin grips that are wire wrapped and cast US motif guard. CONDITION: Excellent. (C) US Army regulation sword, etched blade, plated scabbard with cotton bag. CONDITION: Very fine. (D) Unmarked sword, green composite handle silver wrapped. No scabbard. CONDITION: Very fine and (E) Foil, European made. CONDITION: Good with some patination. (F) Foil, European made. CONDITION: Good, with some patination. Knives include; (G) Benchmade of Oregon custom folder, number 86 of 100 made. CONDITION: Very fine in original box with paperwork. (H) Cuchillo Deportivo Cougar hunting knife with stag handle and 5 1/2” blade with sheath, made in Spain. CONDITION: Very fine in box. (I) Deluxe Buck hunter with bear head on handle, 6” blade, deluxe wood stocks with inlays. CONDITION: Very good in glass and wood display case (J) FS marked custom fighting knife with Damascus 7” blade, engraved guard, stacked leather handle, Damascus finish on pommel and ferrule. Blade numbered 577. CONDITION: Very fine and comes in wood display case with buckle. (K) Franklin Mint Custom Jim Bowie knife with glass top display case. 8 1/2” blade, polished metal handle decorated in gold damascene, made by Gigand knives and numbered 1744. CONDITION: Very fine. (L) Franklin Mint custom Colt Bowie Knife, etched 8” blade, faux pearl insert in grips, gold Colt Medallion on grips. CONDITION: Very fine with COA and display case. (M) Franklin Mint Commemorative WW1 Combat knife, 7” blade, metal handle, etched blade, comes with wooden display case. CONDITION: Very fine. 500 - 750

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1195 - LOT OF 4: RON GASTON LARGE FIGHTING KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 5 - 3/8” (B) 7” (C) 7” (D) 8 - 1/8” Overall Length: (A) 10 - 1/4” (B) 11 - 7/8” (C) 12” (D) 13 - 3/8” Lot consists of: (A) Large fighter with its original double edge, “Ron Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” signature etch, hand rubbed finish on blade and bolsters, tapered full tang, dovetailed and pinned dyed burlwood handles with red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife, with very light, tiny dinks on the top spine of the blade. There are some scratches/scuffs on the mark and reverse side bolsters, as well as multiple large cracks on the reverse scale due to moderate shrinkage of LOT - 1195 the handles. (B) Extra large fighter with its original double edge, “Ron Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” signature etch, hand rubbed finish on blade, finely engraved bolsters with a tapered full tang. The dovetailed and mosaic pinned exotic wood handles, with red liners, complete the package. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife with a few light dinks on the top edge, a couple light dinks on the main edge, two scratches on the mark side scale with some small checks/tiny cracks evident. There is a large crack on the reverse side scale (possibly repaired) due to slight shrinkage of the handles. (C) A second extra large fighter, this knife features its original double edge, hand rubbed finish on the blade, with his classic “Ron Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” signature etch. The knife is completed with beautifully engraved bolsters, a tapered full tang, dovetailed and pinned exotic wood handles with red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife, the wood handles are very dry and have slightly shrunk, showing the beginnings of checks and tiny cracks throughout. (D) The third extra large fighter sports its original double edge, hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters and “Ron Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” signature etch on the blade. The tapered full tang is enhanced by dovetailed and pinned exotic wood handles with red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: While the knife is unused, there are rust spots and light pitting, and the blade is missing its very tip. Also evident are scratches on the mark side bolster. Due to moderate shrinkage of the handles, there is one pin crack on the mark side scale, and one large crack on the reverse side scale (cracks are stemming from the same handle pin). Ron Gaston of Woodruff, South Carolina was a knifemaker for close to 25 years when he passed away in 2006. A dairy farmer by trade, Mr. Gaston became an extremely prolific maker and was featured within many cutlery publications at the height of his career. A proud member of the Knifemakers’ Guild, his knives are very well established and continue to be collected around the world. 500 - 600

1196 - LOT OF 3: RUSSELL EASLER CUSTOM KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 4” (B) 10 - 1/4” (C) 8 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 8 - 1/4” (B) 15 - 3/4” (C) 13 - 1/2” Lot consists of: (A) A smaller drop point hunter, this classic knife features its original edge with hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters, as well as the maker’s etch. The full tapered tang is complimented by mosaic pins holding well figured stag handles. No sheath. CONDITION: Unused but handled, there are several very light dings in the edge towards the bolsters, with a couple light scratches on the mark side bolster. The handles display significant shrinkage, resulting LOT - 1196 in a crack at the upper pin on the mark side. (B) A spectacular large guardless coffin bowie, this beast of a knife displays its original edge, “R.O. Easler Handcrafted” bear etch, hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters, and a full tapered tang with dovetailed ivory scales. No sheath. CONDITION: Unused, with one tiny stain on the sharpened edge towards the very tip, and very light handling marks on two of the four bolsters. The ivory displays moderate shrinkage, resulting in the material starting to pull away from the bottom bolsters, as well as some check marks at the edges. (C) A custom damascus bowie with a very light “R.O. Easler” mark. The knife consists of 1/4” thick blade, guard, collar and buttcap. Gnarly stag handles are set with red spacers, finished off with a brass pommel nut. No sheath. CONDITION: The edge has been resharpened, otherwise the knife appears unused. Russell O. Easler Jr., of Woodruff, South Carolina was a knifemaker for close to 35 years when he passed away in 2008. A member of the Knifemakers’ Guild and a true gentleman, Mr. Easler’s knives are known and collected worldwide. 500 - 600

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1197 - LOT OF 3: RON GASTON CUSTOM FIGHTERS. Blade Length: (A) 4 - 1/4” (B) 4 - 1/2” (C) 4 - 5/8” Overall Length: (A) 8 - 3/8” (B) 8 - 7/8” (C) 8 - 7/8” Lot consists of: (A) A beautiful set of three medium sized fighters, the first knife displays its original double edge with “Ron Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” signature etch. The hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters is accented with the tapered full tang, dovetailed and pinned blue dyed burlwood handles and red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: As new, with a handling mark on the mark side scale, as LOT - 1197 well as slight shrinkage of the burlwood scales. (B) The second of three medium sized fighters, this one displays its original double edge, “Ron Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” signature etch, and hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters. The tapered full tang is surrounded by dovetailed and pinned black Kudu horn handles with red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: As new, with a small chip in reverse side scale at the bolster, and slight shrinkage of the horn scales. (C) The last of three medium sized fighters, this knife displays its original double edge, “Ron Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” signature etch, and hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters. The tapered full tang features a unique set of dovetailed and pinned palmwood handles with red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife is unused, but the handles have slightly shrunk, resulting in two cracks on the mark side scale, with one crack missing some handle material. In addition, there is one small crack on the reverse side scale. Ron Gaston of Woodruff, South Carolina was a knifemaker for close to 25 years when he passed away in 2006. A dairy farmer by trade, Mr. Gaston became an extremely prolific maker and was featured within many cutlery publications at the height of his career. A proud member of the Knifemakers’ Guild, his knives are very well established and continue to be collected around the world. 500 - 600

1198 - LOT OF 3: WM. JOHNSON CUSTOM SHOWPIECE KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 8 - 5/8” (B) 6 - 3/4” (C) 6” Overall Length: (A) 14 - 3/8” (B) 12 - 1/2” (C) 10 - 5/8” Lot consists of: (A) This exemplary quillon dagger, displays a polished blade and stainless steel guard with a round pommel. The blade is marked “Wm. C. “Bill” Johnson, Maker”. The tang of the knife is encompassed by a wire wrapped dark brown wood handle. No sheath. CONDITION: Unsharpened and mint, with a few spots on the blade that will clean off. Wm. C. Johnson of Enon, Ohio has been making knives since 1978. A member of the Knifemakers’ Guild, Mr. Johnson is a full-time maker that specializes in multiple LOT - 1198 types of fixed blade knives, including high quality art knives. (B) A spectacular quillon dagger with a mosaic damascus blade, polished stainless steel forward-shaped guard and skullcrusher pommel. The blade is marked “Wm. C. Johnson KNIFEMAKER”. The handle is wire wrapped fluted green mammoth tooth handle. The knife includes its original rayskin and leather sheath with polished throat. A true showpiece. CONDITION: Mint and unused. (C) A lovely engraved custom sub hilt fighter, features a drop point and polished recurved blade, hollow ground and mirror polished. Blade is marked “Wm. C. Johnson”. The knife displays engraved guards, a tapered tang and aged ivory handles with black liners and nickel silver pins. No sheath. CONDITION: The blade is unused, as new. The handles have about four pin cracks due to drying out. 500 - 600

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1199 - LOT OF 2: LARGE CLAUDE MONTJOY CUSTOM SKINNING KNIVES. Blade Length: (BOTH) 6 - 3/8” Overall Length: (BOTH) 11 - 1/8” Lot consists of: (A) A stunning knife, this large upswept skinner/ hunter features a single and original sharpened edge with hand rubbed finish, stylized “Montjoy” etch, engraved bolsters and full tapered tang. The pinned and lined burled wood handle is complemented with an inlaid ivory oval on each side. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife, the handles do present LOT - 1199 moderate shrinkage, with some checks in the mark side of the wood, as well as some minor cracks on the reverse side inlaid ivory oval. (B) This second, large upswept skinner/hunter also features a single and original sharpened edge, a stylized “Montjoy” etch and hand rubbed finish. The finely engraved bolsters are complemented by a fileworked full tapered tang, burled wood handle secured by mosaic pins, a lined lanyard tube and red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: A knife placed out for display only, there are polishing scratches evident on the unused blade, along with slight handle shrinkage. 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. 500 - 600

1200 - LOT OF 3: CLAUDE MONTJOY CUSTOM FIGHTING KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 5” (B) 4 - 1/8” (C) 3 - 7/8” Overall Length: (A) 9 - 7/8” (B) 8 - 1/2” (C) 8 - 1/2” Lot consists of: (A) A beautiful example of a large fighter with twin sharpened and original edges, a block letter “Montjoy” etch, hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters, a fileworked and tapered full tang, complimented with dovetailed ivory handles and red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: Unused, the knife does show a small scrape at the tip of the reverse side, as well as a few handling marks on the bolsters. The handles show a few fine edge cracks and slight

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shrinkage. (B) A medium sized fighter with twin sharpened and original edges and a block letter “Montjoy” etch. The hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters is complemented by a fileworked and tapered full tang. The dovetailed ivory handles with red liners are secured with mosaic pins. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife is unused, with minor tarnishing on the bolsters and one fine pin crack due to slight handle shrinkage (C) Another medium sized fighter, with twin sharpened and original edges and a block letter “Montjoy” etch. The hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters is complemented by a fileworked and tapered full tang. The dovetailed dyed bone handles with red liners are secured with mosaic pins. No sheath. CONDITION: Unused with slight tarnishing on bolsters, the handles demonstrate some shrinkage, two small scuffs and a bit of separation from the liners at butt end of the knife on the makers’ mark side. Claude Montjoy of Clinton, SC 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. 500 - 600

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1201 - LOT OF 3: CLAUDE MONTJOY CUSTOM FIGHTING AND HUNTING KNIVES Blade Length: (A) 5 - 1/8” (B) 3 - 7/8” (C) 3 - 7/8” Overall Length: (A) 10” (B) 8 - 5/8” (C) 8 - 5/8” Lot consists of: (A) Large fighting knife with both edges sharpened (and original to the knife), block-lettered “Montjoy” etch and a hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters. The full tapered tang features a drop-shaped grip with dovetailed ivory handles and red LOT - 1201 liners. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife, there are a few specks on the blade, along with slight shrinkage of the handles, showing two visible edge cracks. (B) A medium sized fighter with both edges sharpened (and original to the knife), block-lettered “Montjoy” etch and a hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters. The fileworked and full tapered tang features a dropped grip with dovetailed ivory handles and red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife presents as new, with minimal shrinkage of the ivory handles, along with some small scratches on mark side front bolster. (C) A drop point hunter completes this trio, with its original edge, hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters and stylized “Montjoy” etch. The fileworked and full tapered tang features a drop shaped grip with dovetailed ivory handles and red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife presents as new, with minimal shrinkage of the ivory handles, along with some light handling marks on the reverse side front bolster. 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. 500 - 600

1202 - LOT OF 2: RUANA CUSTOM KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 6 - 1/2” (B) 11 - 7/8” Overall Length: (A) 12” (B) 17 - 5/8” Lot consists of: (A) A vintage style skinner with crown stag handle features a heavily brushed finish blade, “Ruana Explorer” etch and no guard. This model was a production piece honoring Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery, and originally retailed for $450. LOT - 1202 No sheath. CONDITION: The knife is unused with very light handling marks and a few light blade spots. Ruana Knife Works of Bonner, Montana has been making their famous knives since 1938, in the same shop, by the same dedicated family of craftsmen. Founded by their patriarch Rudy Ruana, he first began making knives on the side to help his family out following the great depression. Mr. Ruana’s work was successful enough that he went full time in 1952, and the rest, as they say, was history. (B) The impressive 38C bowie features a brass back/spine, a brushed finish with “Ruana” in script, a sculpted brass guard and pommel encompassing an elk antler handle. No sheath. CONDITION: Unused, mint with scattered surface spots. 500 - 600 1203 - JOSEPH RODGERS CLIP POINT KNIFE WITH STAG GRIP AND LEATHER SHEATH. Blade Length: 5 - 7/8” Overall Length: 10 - 1/4” Full tang hunting knife by Joseph Rodgers & Sons, stamped JOSEPH RODGERS & SONS, CUTLERS TO THEIR MAJESTIES, NO 6 NORFOLK STREET SHEFFIELD ENGLAND. Stag scales with nickel silver pins. Pouch-type leather sheath. Circa 1891-1901. CONDITION: Blade dark with a few scattered pits and with some sharpening, particularly towards tip. 500 - 600

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1204 - SHEFFIELD “CALIFORNIA KNIFE” WITH BRASS FRAME. Blade Length: 8 - 1/2” Overall Length: 13”

Stag Handled Sheffield “California Knife”. Classic clip point blade deeply etched CALIFORNIA KNIFE, stamped on ricasso “E. B....S & Co. SHEFFIELD” (perhaps Edward Barnes & Co., c.1829-1885). Stag scales on cast brass handle frame with integral guard and pommel, nickel silver escutcheon. No sheath. Circa 1849-1850’s. CONDITION: Blade with light use and with scattered pitting, the handle scales missing two small chips. 500 - 600

1205 - LOT OF 6: CUTLERY ITEMS FEATURING ANTIQUE WALRUS IVORY HANDLES. Blade Length: (A) 4 - 3/8” (B+C+D) 8 - 3/4” (E+F) Overall Length: (A) 8 - 1/2” (B+C+D) 14 - 7/8” (A) Hunting knife with carved walrus ivory handle featuring a mountain lion with glass eyes. Nickel silver guard with wound copper wire securing the handle at the front end. Upswept clip point blade with most of the marking obscured, leaving what appears to be the bottom of OLEAN at the bottom of the stamp (for Union Cutlery Co., Olean, NY). Leather sheath. Circa 1910’s-1940’s. CONDITION: Blade and handle likely a marriage, wire repair secures cracked area on front of handle, blade with signs of sharpening and use. Well made sheath a period replacement. 4-3/8” blade, 8-1/2” overall. (B+C+D) Three piece walrus ivory carving set by Michael Price, marked on carving knife M PRICE, [S]AN FRAN. Other pieces unmarked, but all carry matching monogram “G” and silver ferrules with floral engraving. c. 1856-1889. CONDITION: Knife blade with extensive sharpening and wear, one crack in handle, crack in fork handle, minor age cracks in steel handle. Knife with 8-3/4” blade, 14-7/8” overall. (E+F) Russell two piece carving set with walrus ivory handles carved with a full alligator on each, complete with glass eyes, both monogrammed “W”. c. 1880’s-early 1900’s. CONDITION: Handles in perfect condition, knife blade with sharpening and use. Etched Russell marking is weak. 500 - 600 100

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1206 - LOT OF 2: RON GASTON CUSTOM BOOT KNIFE AND FIGHTER. Blade Length: (A) 4 - 1/2” (B) 4 - 5/8” Overall Length: (A) 8 - 3/4” (B) 9” Lot consists of: (A) A spectacular design, this boot knife/dagger retains its original double edges with choils, hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters, with LOT - 1206 a tapered full tang. The blade is etched “R. Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” over “R. Easler”. The pinned Sambar India stag handles are tapered with red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife, the stag handles have shrunk, resulting in one diagonal pin crack on the mark side near the bolsters, as well as the stag pulling away from the liners at butt of the knife. Ron Gaston of Woodruff, South Carolina & Russell O. Easler Jr. of Woodruff, South Carolina. When Mr. Gaston fell ill in his later life, his good friend and fellow knifemaker, Mr. Easler, stepped in and helped complete a number of Mr. Gaston’s knives. Thus the markings found on this particular knife. (B) Another gorgeous design, this medium fighter retains its original single edge, “Ron Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” signature etch and hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters. The tapered full tang is surrounded by dovetailed and pinned Sambar India stag handles and red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife, there are four dinks along the top edge, along with slight shrinkage of the stag scales, resulting in three pin cracks on the reverse side of the knife. Ron Gaston of Woodruff, South Carolina was a knifemaker for close to 25 years when he passed away in 2006. A dairy farmer by trade, Mr. Gaston became an extremely prolific maker and was featured within many cutlery publications at the height of his career. A proud member of the Knifemakers’ Guild, his knives are very well established and continue to be collected around the world. 450 - 550

1207 - LOT OF 3: RON GASTON CUSTOM HUNTING KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 3 - 1/2” (B) 3 - 3/4” (C) 4” Overall Length: (A) 7 - 3/4” (B) 8” (C) 8 - 1/4” Lot consists of: (A) An exquisite drop point hunter, this knife displays its original edge, mirror polished blade and elegant “Ron Gaston” over “Handcrafted” over “Woodruff, SC” etch. The tapered tang is enhanced by engraved bolsters (marked HL), lined with pinned and dovetailed dark hardwood scales. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife, there are a few scratches on the mark side handle, with some light cracking at a knot on the reverse scale, due to minimal LOT - 1207 shrinkage of the wood handles. (B) A matching second drop point hunter, this knife displays its original edge, hand rubbed finish on blade and bolsters, and elegant “Ron Gaston” over “Handcrafted” over “Woodruff, SC” etch. The tapered full tang is complemented by pinned and dovetailed cocobolo scales. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife, there are two pin cracks on the mark side scale, along with three pin cracks on the reverse scale, due to moderate shrinkage of the wood handles. Ron Gaston of Woodruff, South Carolina was a knifemaker for close to 25 years when he passed away in 2006. A dairy farmer by trade, Mr. Gaston became an extremely prolific maker and was featured within many cutlery publications at the height of his career. A proud member of the Knifemakers’ Guild, his knives are very well established and continue to be collected around the world. (C) A lovely hunting/utility knife that features its original edge, hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters, and “R. Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” over “R. Easler” etch. The handles are dovetailed tiger maple scales secured with mosaic pins. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife presents as-new with one scratch on the reverse scale, and minimal shrinkage of the handles. Ron Gaston of Woodruff, South Carolina and Russell O. Easler Jr. of Woodruff, South Carolina. When Mr. Gaston fell ill in his later life, his good friend and fellow knifemaker, Mr. Easler, stepped in and helped complete a number of Mr. Gaston’s knives. Thus the markings found on this particular knife. 450 - 550

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1208 - LOT OF 3: RON GASTON MIXED CUSTOM KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 3 - 3/8” (B) 3 - 1/4” (C) 3” Overall Length: (A) 7 - 3/8” (B) 7 - 1/2” (C) 7 - 3/4” Lot consists of: (A) A very unique upswept dropped point skinner, the knife features its original edge, “Ron Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” signature etch, and hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters. The tapered, straight-back and full tang sports dovetailed and pinned bright burlwood handles with red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: As new, the handles have shrunk slightly on the knife. (B) A beautiful dropped point hunter with its original edge, “Ron Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” signature etch, and hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters. The tapered full length tang features dovetailed ivory handles with lovely coloring, red liners and mosaic pins. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife, the ivory has shrunk LOT - 1208 slightly revealing a crack on the mark side, from the bolster to the upper pin. The reverse side reveals a lower pin crack in the ivory as well. (C) The third knife is a dropped point hunter with its original edge, a pronounced swedge, “Ron Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” signature etch, and hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters. The beautifully tapered, full length tang features dovetailed burlwood handles, red liners and mosaic pins. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife is unused, but there is moderate shrinkage of the handles, resulting in cracks at three of the four pins. Scales are also pulling away from liners at the handle tail. Ron Gaston of Woodruff, South Carolina was a knifemaker for close to 25 years when he passed away in 2006. A dairy farmer by trade, Mr. Gaston became an extremely prolific maker and was featured within many cutlery publications at the height of his career. A proud member of the Knifemakers’ Guild, his knives are very well established and continue to be collected around the world. 450 - 550 1209 - LOT OF 2: RON GASTON CUSTOM KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 3 - 3/4” (B) 6 - 3/8” Overall Length: (A) 8 - 1/2” (B) 11” Lot consists of: (A) A unique boot knife with its original double edge, the 3/16” stock creates a heavy and solid knife. The hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters is etched with a block-lettered “Gaston” in an arch. The tapered full tang features dovetailed and pinned burgundy micarta handles. No LOT - 1209 sheath. CONDITION: The knife is unused, with a couple light handling marks/scuffs on the mark side bolster, with minimal shrinkage of the micarta scales. (B) A large double edge dagger with its original sharpened edges, the 3/16” stock creates a heavy and solid piece. The hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters is etched with the makers mark. The tapered full tang features dovetailed and pinned bone handles. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife, there are a few very light handling marks on the reverse side bolster. Due to moderate shrinking of the scales, there is a large, full length crack on the mark side and one pin crack on the reverse side. Ron Gaston of Woodruff, South Carolina was a knifemaker for close to 25 years when he passed away in 2006. A dairy farmer by trade, Mr. Gaston became an extremely prolific maker and was featured within many cutlery publications at the height of his career. A proud member of the Knifemakers’ Guild, his knives are very well established and continue to be collected around the world. 450 - 550 1210 - LOT OF 3: CLAUDE MONTJOY CUSTOM HUNTING KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 4 - 1/4” (B) 3 - 1/2” (C) 3 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 9 - 1/8” (B) 8” (C) 7 - 1/2” Lot consists of: (A) A large drop point hunter with its original edge, hand rubbed finish on the blade, stylized “Montjoy” etch and swelled bolsters. The tapered full tang is accented by polished Corby bolts securing colorful dyed and dovetailed burlwood handles with red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife presents as new with slight shrinkage of the burlwood handles. (B) A medium-sized drop point hunter with its original edge, hand rubbed finish on the blade, stylized “Montjoy” etch and swelled bolsters. The tapered full tang features pinned and dovetailed light burlwood handle scales with red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife presents as new with slight LOT - 1210 shrinkage of the burlwood handles with some tiny scuffs on front bolster. (C) A slightly smaller sized drop point hunter with its original edge, hand rubbed finish on the blade and stylized “Montjoy” etch. The fileworked and tapered full tang, pinned straight-back green dyed dovetailed burlwood handle scales and red liners finish out this knife. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife presents as new with moderate shrinkage of the burlwood handles, with a small flaw on rear scale. Claude Montjoy of Clinton, South Carolina was a knifemaker for almost 30 years when he passed away in 2011 at the age of 74. 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1211 - LOT OF 3: WALTER KNEUBUHLER CUSTOM KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 8 - 1/2” (B) 5” (C) 4” Overall Length: (A) 13 - 1/2” (B) 9 - 1/2” (C) 9 - 1/4” Lot consists of: (A) The “Jedediah Smith” model, this knife features an 01 Steel blade of 1/4” stock, with three stars stamped along the spine. Blade is marked “W K” with an anvil in between. The handle is comprised of beautifully figured stag with a nickel silver guard, ferrule and pommel. The ferrule is stamped BYDOC, the mark of LaDow “Doc” Johnston. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife presents as new with just a few spots LOT - 1211 on blade. (B) Known as the “Sweetwater” model, the D2 steel blade of 1/4” stock is marked “W K” with an anvil in between. The knife features a stag handle with nickel silver guard and ferrule. No sheath. CONDITION: The blade presents as new. The handle has a lengthwise crack on the reverse side. (C) A small double edged D2 steel dagger of 3/16” stock, marked with “W K” with an anvil in between. The blade is polished, with a Westinghouse ivory micarta handle in coffin shaped form. CONDITION: An unused knife with a couple of spots on the surface, which can be easily cleaned. No sheath. Walter L. Kneubuhler of Pioneer, Ohio was a knifemaker for over sixty years before he passed away in 1982. A true craftsman creating knives in the pioneer style and spirit, Mr. Kneubuhler’s highly sought-after work is carried on today by one of his original apprentices, David Votaw. 450 - 550

LOT - 1212 1212 - CALIFORNIA STYLE HUNTING KNIFE MARKED “C.M. KING”. Blade Length: 4” Overall Length: 8 - 1/2”

California knife with upswept blade, stamped on ricasso C M KING. Tapered full tang with walrus ivory scales and nickel silver guard. No sheath. The maker is unidentified, knife dates c. late 19th or early 20th century. CONDITION: Blade with sharpening wear and a couple of small nicks, the handle with multiple cracks. 400 - 500

LOT - 1213 1213 - HUGE SPANISH NAVAJA, FROM TOLEDO. Blade Length: 10 - 7/8” Overall Length: 23 - 1/4”

Very large folding navaja with clip point blade marked [N]AVAJAS DE TOLEDO, both faces of the blade faintly etched with scenes and mottos. Ring-type lock release. Iron liners with brass bolsters and bone handles, which also show traces of decorative etching. Circa second half 19th century; similar examples shown in Navajas Antiguas, Las Mejores Piezas de Coleccion by Martínez del Peral Fortón (pp.88,90) CONDITION: Blade does not appear to have been used, but has a few small areas of pitting. Just a couple of handle cracks. 400 - 500

LOT - 1214 1214 - TEXAS STYLE BOWIE WITH CROWN STAG HANDLE. Blade Length: 7 - 3/4” Overall Length: 10 - 1/2”

Texas-style bowie with wide clip point blade including sharpened false edge, roughly forged with edge bevels ground in. Forged S-guard of iron, poured lead or solder ferrule, and distressed crown stag handle. Age unknown. CONDITION: Unsharpened, appears unused. 400 - 500

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1215 - LOT OF 6: EARLY KNIVES AND RAZORS, ONE U. STATES BRANDED. Blade Length: (A) 3” (B) 5” (C) 3 - 1/4” (D) 3 - 3/4” (E) 12 - 5/8” (F) 10” Overall Length: (B) 9 - 3/4” (B) 10” (C) 7” (D) 5 -7/8” (E) 18 - 1/2” (F) 14 - 3/8” Comprising: A) Large “U STATES” early 19th century knife measuring 18-1/2” overall with single-edged hand forged bladeWooden grip retained by two iron rivets and branded “U STATES” on left side, between rivets. CONDITION: Blade retains a mostly dark patina, grip shows scattered marks from use, one washer around rivet on right side is absent. B) Handmade Bowie knife 10-1/8” clip point, hand forged. Wooden handle with lead cap and ovoid brass guard. Complete with associated scabbard. CONDITION: Dark patina overall showing wear and marks from use, scabbard more contemporary. C) Fascine knife. CONDITION: Good with grey patina and some sharpening marks. D) Folding fascine knife LOT - 1215 with horn grip. CONDITION: Fair, blade slightly loose, sharpened, showing wear from use. D) Diminutive fascine knife measuring 6” overall with turned handle. CONDITION: As found with dark heavy patina. E) Horn handles razor with blade stamped “LIMERICK” and silver diamond escutcheon on grip. Complete with green wool lined case of wood and leather. CONDITION: Good. Case shows some losses and wear overall due to age. Razor blade has been sharpened. A nice lot of early knives and blades. 400 - 800

1216 - LOT OF 2: RALPH SMITH CUSTOM KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 3 - 3/8” (B) 4 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 7” (B) 9” Lot consists of: (A) Small stainless steel caping knife with a full length, tapered tang and maker’s etch of “Smith Handcrafted Knives” set within an outline of South Carolina. Red stag handles with red liners, held in place with nickel silver pins. Stainless steel bolsters w/integral guard. No sheath. CONDITION: Blade has been resharpened. Stag scales have shrunk slightly, resulting LOT - 1216 in one small, stable crack. (B) Medium-sized stainless steel drop point hunter with maker’s etch of “Smith Handcrafted Knives” set within an outline of South Carolina. Full length, tapered tang with ram’s horn scales red liners, held in place with mosaic pins. Original high quality hand stitched leather sheath included. CONDITION: Unused, with light shrinkage of the handles. Ralph Smith of Taylors, South Carolina has been making knives for over 45 years. A founding member of the South Carolina Association of Knifemakers (“SCAK”), Mr. Smith’s knives consistently showcase his years of skill and dedication to his craft. 400 - 600

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1217 - LOT OF 4: MIKE THOUROT CUSTOM SKINNING KNIVES. Blade Length: (All) 4 - 1/4” Overall Length: (All) 9” Lot consists of: (A) A hand-filling skinning knife, etched “Safari Skinner II” and the maker’s etch on the blade. The brush-finished blade features its original edge, a polished brass guard, dovetailed and contoured palm wood stabilized handles with brass center Loveless bolts. No sheath. CONDITION: Mint condition with lightly tarnished brass guard, easily polished to new. (B) A straight-back, mirror finished skinning knife with its original edge. Blade is etched “Thourot” over “MWT” over “Napoleon, OH”. The knife is accented by a polished guard, dovetailed and well-contoured antler handles secured with Loveless bolts. No sheath. CONDITION: Unused. Handle shows moderate shrinking, with light cracking on one scale. (C) A mirror finished skinning knife with its original edge. Maker’s etch is on the reverse side of the blade. The knife is highlighted with a polished guard, dovetailed and well-contoured antler handles that are secured with Loveless bolts. The bear etch is reflected in a wood display box with matching serialized drawing. Etch and drawing by Bechtoz. Set is numbered 7 of 50. No sheath. CONDITION: Knife is new and unused. Natural handles show moderate shrinkage. (D) A straight-back, mirror finished skinning knife with its original edge. Maker’s etch on the mark side of the blade, with a wolf etch on the reverse. The knife is highlighted LOT - 1217 with a polished guard, dovetailed and well-contoured stag handles that are secured with Loveless bolts. The wolf etch is reflected in a wood display box with matching serialized drawing. Etch and drawing by Bechtoz - no. 7 of 75. Knife is numbered no. 015. No sheath. CONDITION: Knife is new and unused. Natural handles show moderate shrinkage. Mike Thourot (MWT Custom Knives) of Napoleon, Ohio has been designing and crafting knives for well over 35 years. Mr. Thourot always and continues to craft each of his knives by hand, so no two are alike. For him, knives simply are “...fun to use...fun to design, and...fun to make.” 400 - 800

1218 - LOT OF 3: RON GASTON AND RUSSELL EASLER CUSTOM KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 4 - 7/16” (B) 4 - 3/8” (C) 4 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 9” (B) 9” (C) 8 - 7/8” Lot consists of: (A) A very impressive double edge dagger that displays its original edges and “R. Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” over “R. Easler” etch. Crafted of 1/8” stock steel with a full length tapered tang, the hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters is complimented by dovetailed and mosaic pinned dyed burlwood handles. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife, the scales exhibit moderate shrinkage, resulting in pin cracks from the mark side upper pin. (B) A second double edge dagger that displays its original edges and “R. Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” over “R. Easler” etch. Crafted of 1/8” stock steel with a full length tapered tang, the hand LOT - 1218 rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters is complimented by dovetailed and pinned ivory handles. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife, the scales exhibit moderate shrinkage, with large pin cracks along both pins on the mark side, as well as a single crack on the reverse side. Ron Gaston of Woodruff, South Carolina and Russell O. Easler Jr. of Woodruff, South Carolina. When Mr. Gaston fell ill in his later life, his good friend and fellow knifemaker, Mr. Easler, stepped in and helped complete a number of Mr. Gaston’s knives. Thus the markings found on this particular knife. (C) A very slender double edge dagger with its original edges, hand rubbed finish on blade and bolsters, and etched simply with “R.O. Easler”. The slightly tapered full tang displays a beautiful set of dovetailed and mosaic pinned bone handles. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife, the knife has been handled resulting in some very light dinks on one edge, some light scratches on the mark side bolster, and some very light marks on the front and rear bolsters. The handles have shrunk moderately, resulting in tight pin cracks on the mark side, with a large and then second smaller crack on the reverse side. Russell O. Easler Jr., of Woodruff, South Carolina was a knifemaker for close to 35 years when he passed away in 2008. A member of the Knifemakers’ Guild and a true gentleman, Mr. Easler’s knives are known and collected worldwide. 400 - 500

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1219 - LOT OF 2: LARGE RUSSELL EASLER CUSTOM FIGHTERS. Blade Length: (BOTH) 7” Overall Length: (BOTH) 11 - 7/8” Lot consists of: (A) A pair of beautiful extra large fighters/daggers, the first features its original sharpened double edge, “R.O. Easler Handcrafted” bear etch, and a hand rubbed finish on both the blade and bolsters. The tapered full tang is complimented with pinned and dyed burlwood handles with red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: Unused, however the handles display significant shrinkage, resulting LOT - 1219 in one large pin crack on the mark side scale, and one pin crack on the reverse side scale. The handles exhibit small cracks and checks throughout. (B) The second extra large fighter/dagger features its original double edges, “R.O. Easler Handcrafted” bear etch, and a hand rubbed finish on the blades and bolsters. The tapered full tang encompasses pinned bone handles and red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: Unused, however the handles display significant shrinkage, resulting in two large pin cracks on the mark side scale, with two large pin cracks on the reverse scale (stemming from the same handle pin). Russell O. Easler Jr., of Woodruff, South Carolina was a knifemaker for close to 35 years when he passed away in 2008. A member of the Knifemakers’ Guild and a true gentleman, Mr. Easler’s knives are known and collected worldwide. 400 - 500

1220 - LOT OF 3: RON GASTON MIXED CUSTOM FIGHTING KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 3 - 3/8” (B) 3 - 7/8” (C) 5 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 7 - 3/8” (B) 7 - 3/4” (C) 9 - 3/4” Lot consists of: (A) A beautiful set of fighting knives, each slightly different yet complimenting each other well. The first is a small fighter, with its original double edge, “Ron Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” signature etch, and hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters. The tapered and straight-shaped full tang is lined with dovetailed and pinned woolly mammoth ivory scales with red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife is unused. Slight shrinkage of the handles have resulted in two pin cracks on the mark side handle. Also evident LOT - 1220 are a few tiny scuffs on the mark side bolster edge. (B) The second fighter features a spear point blade with its original double edge, “Ron Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” signature etch, and hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters. The tapered full tang is covered with a beautiful set of dovetailed and pinned oosic scales with red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: Knife presents as new, with a small chip on the reverse scale, some very light handling marks, and a small natural void at the end of the handle. (C) The last knife is a long, elegant fighter with its original double edge, “Ron Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” signature etch, and hand rubbed finish on both blade and bolsters. The tapered full tang is lined with a lovely set of dovetailed and mosaic pinned bone handles with red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: The handles have shrunk moderately, resulting in a large pin crack on the mark side scale, as well as small cracks at the other three pins. Ron Gaston of Woodruff, South Carolina was a knifemaker for close to 25 years when he passed away in 2006. A dairy farmer by trade, Mr. Gaston became an extremely prolific maker and was featured within many cutlery publications at the height of his career. A proud member of the Knifemakers’ Guild, his knives are very well established and continue to be collected around the world. 400 - 500

1221 - LOT OF 3: MATCHING CLAUDE MONTJOY CUSTOM SKINNING KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 4 - 1/4” (B) 4 - 1/2” (C) 4” Overall Length: (A) 8 - 7/8” (B) 8 - 7/8” (C) 8 - 7/8” Lot consists of: (A) The first of three matching knives, this narrow-bladed trailing point skinner shows its original edge, stylized “Montjoy” etch and hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters. The fileworked full tapered tang, features a two-finger grip, green-dyed burlwood handle scales secured with mosaic pins and red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: The very tip of the blade appears to be resharpened, with a scuff on the mark side bolster. The handles demonstrate some very slight shrinkage. (B) The second of three matching knives, this narrow-bladed trailing point skinner shows its original edge, stylized “Montjoy” etch LOT - 1221 and hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters. The fileworked full tapered tang, features a two-finger grip, green-dyed burlwood handle scales secured with mosaic pins and red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife presents as unused, with a scuff on the mark side bolster and wood handle, along with some very slight shrinkage of the burlwood handles. (C) The third of three matching knives, this narrow-bladed trailing point skinner shows its original edge, stylized “Montjoy” etch and hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters. The fileworked full tapered tang, features a two-finger grip, green-dyed burlwood handle scales secured with mosaic pins and red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife is unused, with a scuff present on the mark side bolster and wood handle, along with some slight shrinkage of the burlwood handles. 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. 400 - 500 106

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1222 - LOT OF 5: MIXED CUSTOM BOWIE AND HUNTING KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 8 - 3/4” (B) 8 - 5/8” (C) 4 - 1/4” (D) 3 - 1/4” (E) 4” Overall Length: (A) 13 - 3/8” (B) 14 - 5/8” (C) 8 - 5/16” (D) 8 - 1/4” (E) 7 - 7/8” Lot consists of: (A) A beautifully detailed, large clip point bowie of stainless steel, the blade is mirror polished and marked “R.W. Trabbic, Maker”. The oblong fluted wood handle features abalone collars, a ribbon engraved oval guard and flared butt cap. The blade is tilted to right when held in the hand. No sheath. CONDITION: As new and unused. R.W. Trabbic of Toledo, Ohio has been making knives since 1973. (B) A classic design, this mirror polished, hollow ground clip Bowie features deep engraving on both sides, including the brass guard. The blade is marked “Lampson” over “IXOYE” over “Fruita, Colorado” within the outline of a fish (or ichthys). The crown stag handle utilizes an amber collar. No sheath. CONDITION: The blade is unused, in as-new condition. The amber collar shows a few cracks, and the stag is cracked at the top of the handle. Frank Lampson of Fruita, Colorado created knives for 22 years, from 1974-1996. (C) A beautifully made, small clip point hunter, that is hollow ground and LOT - 1222 mirror polished. The knife features engraved bolsters, a tapered tang, fileworked spine, and green dyed burl wood handles with nickel silver pins. A very well made knife. No sheath. CONDITION: As new and unused. Joe DeWitt of Ocala, Florida handcrafted very high quality knives for almost 40 years, until his passing in 2014. (D) A smaller sized drop point hunter, this unique custom knife features a deeply engraved blade and bolsters on both sides. The makers stylized mark of “Shostle” is marked on the blade. The full-length tang is lined with handles made up of pakkawood, which is bonded in place. No sheath. CONDITION: As new and unused. Ben Shostle of Muncie, Indiana created knives for over 40 years. (E) This drop point hunter has been hand forged from a file, and is marked “JFR”. The steel bolsters are engraved, and the handles are pinned hardwood scales. No sheath. CONDITION: The blade appears used and pitted, and there are cracks in the handles. JFR, unknown maker. 400 - 500

1223 - LOT OF 2: CLAUDE MONTJOY CUSTOM SKINNERS. Blade Length: (A) 4 - 3/4” (B) 4 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 9 - 7/8” (B) 9” Lot consists of: (A) A very handsome, large upswept blade skinner with dropped point, this knife features its original edge, stylized “Montjoy” etch and a hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters. The full tapered tang is highlighted with dovetailed, pinned burlwood handle scales and red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife presents as unused. The wood handles have shrunk slightly resulting in one pin LOT - 1223 spall on the front scale. (B) The accompanying knife is a narrow trailing point blade skinner, featuring its original edge, stylized “Montjoy” etch and a hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters. The fileworked full tapered tang is surrounded by dovetailed, two-finger grip burlwood handle scales with mosaic pins. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife is unused. The bolsters show some light handling marks, while the handles have shrunk slightly. There is a small amount of separation of the handles from the liners, which is located at the butt end of the knife on the mark side. 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. 400 - 500

1224 - LOT OF 2: CLAUDE MONTJOY CUSTOM FIGHTER AND DAGGER. Blade Length: (A) 4 - 7/8” (B) 4” Overall Length: (A) 9 - 7/8” (B) 8 - 7/8” Lot consists of: (A) Medium sized fighter with main and upper edges sharpened and original to the knife. Blade is etched “Montjoy” in block letters. The knife features a tapered full tang, hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters, complemented by pinned, burled wood handles and red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife, the LOT - 1224 handle shows light cracking/checking from age. (B) An elegant dagger with twin sharpened and original edges, with a stylized “Montjoy” etch. The hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters are complemented with full perimeter filework. The full tapered tang is lined with dovetailed, white Mother of Pearl handles secured with mosaic pins. No sheath. CONDITION: An as-new knife with just a few spots on the blade that should clean off easily. 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. 400 - 500

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1225 - LOT OF 2: LARGE CLAUDE MONTJOY CUSTOM FIGHTERS. Blade Length: (A) 7” (B) 6 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 12 - 1/4” (B) 12” Lot consists of: (A) One of two large fighters with both edges sharpened and original, hand rubbed finish and engraved bolsters. Knife is marked “JR Fray 2010” below the bolsters. Blade is etched with the stylized “Montjoy” mark. Fileworked and tapered full LOT - 1225 tang, pinned and dovetailed mammoth ivory handles with red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife, there is moderate shrinkage of the ivory scales, pulling away from the liners at the bolster and butt end of the knife on the mark side. (B) The second of two large fighters with both edges sharpened and original, hand rubbed finish and engraved bolsters. Knife is marked “JR Fray 2010” below the bolsters. Blade is also etched with the stylized “Montjoy” mark. Tapered full tang, pinned and dovetailed burl wood handles with red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife, there is moderate shrinkage of the wood scales with some minor spotting on the blade. 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. 400 - 500

1226 - LOT OF 2: MIXED CLAUDE MONTJOY CUSTOM KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 9 - 1/2” (B) 5 - 1/8” Overall Length: (A) 14 - 1/8” (B) 10 - 3/4” Lot consists of: (A) This spectacular carving knife features its original edge, hand rubbed finish, stylized “Montjoy” etch and full tapered tang. The engraved bolsters are accented by pinned and dovetailed burlwood handles with red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife is LOT - 1226 unused. Present are some light scuffs on the bolsters and spine of blade. The wood handles have also shrunk slightly. (B) An elegant, narrow upswept blade skinner, this knife has its original edge, hand rubbed finish on the blade, stylized “Montjoy” etch, and engraved bolsters. The knife is marked “JRF 2010” on the bottom of the bolster. The fileworked, full tapered tang features a two-finger grip, burlwood handle scales, mosaic pins and red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: The blade displays some light rub marks and a possibly resharpened tip. The handles have shrunk, resulting in a short diagonal crack across the mark side handle at the lower pin, as well as a full width diagonal crack across the reverse side, below the lower mosaic pin. 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. 400 - 500

1227 - LOT OF 3: CLAUDE MONTJOY DROP POINT HUNTING KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 4” (B) 4” (C) 3 - 7/8” Overall Length: (A) 8 -1/2” (B) 8 - 1/8” (C) 7 - 7/8” Lot consists of: (A) A wonderful trio of drop point hunters, the first sporting its original edge, hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters and stylized “Montjoy” etch. The fileworked and full tapered tang features dovetailed and pinned light burlwood handle scales with red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife presents as new with minimal shrinkage of the burlwood scales. (B) The second drop point hunter features its original edge, hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters and stylized “Montjoy” etch. The drop-shaped handle, encompasses a fileworked and full tapered tang, with dovetailed and pinned highly figured dark brown stabilized burlwood handle LOT - 1227 scales and red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife presents as new with minimal shrinkage of the burlwood scales. (C) The last drop point hunter features its original edge, hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters and stylized “Montjoy” etch. The fileworked and full tapered tang, dovetailed and pinned and colorful dyed burlwood handle scales with red liners complete the knife. No sheath. CONDITION: While the knife presents as new, there is slight shrinkage of the handle scales, with three light gouges on the mark side handle. 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. 400 - 500 108

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1228 - MARBLE’S TRAILMAKER KNIFE WITH SHEATH. Blade Length: 10” Overall Length: 15” Marble’s largest knife, the Trailmaker model, with stacked leather washer handle highlighted by brass and red and black fiber spacers. Aluminum pommel. Accompanied by original leather sheath missing the lower portion of the snap. c. 1920’s-1942. CONDITION: Lightly sharpened with small scratches and nicks from use, the sheath with signs of use and a few paint splatters. 400 - 500

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1229 - LOT OF 10: KNIVES OF VARIOUS SIZES, INCLUDING ONE AXE. Blade Length: Smallest: 3 - 1/4” Largest: 8 - 1/4” Overall Length: Smallest: 7 - 3/4” Largest: 14” Lot consists of: (A) 4-5/8” Haller Exquisite one blade folding hunter with fancy bolsters and hard wood handle. Contemporary. (B) Puma Solingen “Jadmesser” five blade sportsman handled in genuine stag with locking master blade. Both front and back scales are cracked by rear pins. All blade snap in both open and close direction. Circa 1960’s. (C) Schrade USA 3-1/2” skinning blade; overall 7-1/8”. Scrimshaw composite handle and correct sheath. Contemporary. (D) Cattaraugus 225Q 6”; overall LOT - 1229 10-3/8”. Handled in stacked leather with iron mounts. No sheath. Circa 1940’s. (E) Herters Inc., Waseca, Minnesota USA 6” skinning blade; overall 11”. Handled in hard wood with correct sheath. Circa 1940’s. (F) Buck 106 USA, AXE 4-1/2” blade with 2-1/2” cutting edge; overall 10-1/2”. Handled in finger grooved micarta. Correct sheath signed “BUCK”. Circa 1970’s. (G) Imperial, Made in USA, M75 6-5/8” sawback saber ground bayonet blade still in black; overall 11-3/4”. Correct nylon sheath. (H) Normark made by Eka Eskilstuna Sweden. 3-3/8” saber ground drop point blade with gut hook; overall 7-3/4”. Correct sheath. Circa 1988. (I) Unsigned Finnish style fixed blade with a 5” flat ground blade; overall 10”. Handled in wood with brass mounts. Knife has an unusual folding guard. Original sheath with embossed symbols. Circa 1950’s. (J) Crude signature on guard; not readable. 8-1/4” engine turned saber ground clip point fixed blade, overall 14”. Handled in stag horn with the crown bearing scrimmed deer’s head. Original leather sheath with bone decoration. 350 - 550

1230 - LOT OF 2: LARGE CLAUDE MONTJOY CUSTOM SKINNERS. Blade Length: (A) 5 - 1/2” (B) 5 - 3/8” Overall Length: (A) 10 - 7/8” (B) 10 - 3/4” Lot consists of: (A) One of two beautiful large trailing point skinners, showing its original edge and hand rubbed finish with stylized “Montjoy” etch. The engraved bolsters are marked “JRF 2010”, and the fileworked full tapered tang LOT - 1230 is complimented by reddish brown burlwood handles secured with mosaic pins and red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife, the handles have slightly shrunk, resulting in a large pin crack along with a large diagonal, full width crack on the mark side of the knife. (B) Two of two beautiful large trailing point skinners, showing its original edge and hand rubbed finish with stylized “Montjoy” etch. The fileworked and full tapered tang is enhanced by the engraved bolsters, green dyed burlwood handles, red liners and mosaic pins. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife presents as new with slight shrinkage of the handles, and there are rub marks and some slight scuff marks on the rear of the blade. 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. 350 - 450

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1231 - LOT OF 4: MIXED CUSTOM FIELD KNIVES BY TRABBIC AND BEAUCHAMP. Blade Length: (A) 3 - 7/8” (B) 6 - 1/4” (C) 5 - 1/4” (D) 4 - 5/8” Overall Length: (A) 8” (B) 11 - 1/8” (C) 10” (D) 8 - 5/8” Lot consists of: (A) A custom fixed blade bird/skinner knife, serial numbered “075”. This knife features a mirror polished blade, ivory handle scales, red liners, a nickel silver guard and pins. Makers mark of “E. Lee”. No sheath. CONDITION: As new, unused, with age checks but no serious cracks. Ethan Lee of Sturgen, Missouri has been making knives since 2007. (B) A mirror polished stainless steel fillet knife, featuring pinned stag handles with a brass guard and brass lined lanyard hole. Blade is marked “R.W. Trabbic, Maker”. Fitted leather sheath. CONDITION: As new, unused; moderate handle shrinkage but no cracks. R.W. Trabbic of Toledo, Ohio has been making knives since 1973. (C) This is one of two sporting/field knives with a brushed finish, stainless steel blade in an upswept shape, and marked “Beauchamp”. The full tang features dovetailed natural materials, which may be dinosaur bone, with a single finger groove. Black fiber liners, polished bolsters and nickel silver pins complete the knife. No sheath. CONDITION: Knife is in unused condition, with a large crack in each scale; the handle is stable. (D) This is one of two sporting/field LOT - 1231 knives with a brushed finish, stainless steel blade in an upswept shape, and marked “Beauchamp”. The full tang features dovetailed mammoth tooth handles with a single finger groove, nickel silver pins, black fiber liners and polished bolsters. No sheath. CONDITION: As new, unused. with some light scratches on the bolsters. Gaetan Beauchamp of Stoneham, Quebec, Canada has been making knives and creating scrimshaw masterpieces for well over 20 years. Mr. Beauchamp’s work is highly renowned and extremely collectible. 350 - 450 1232 - LOT OF 3: CLAUDE MONTJOY CUSTOM HUNTERS. Blade Length: (A) 3 - 3/8” (B) 3 - 1/4” (C) 3 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 7 - 3/8” (B) 7 - 1/4” (C) 7 - 3/8” Lot consists of: (A) One of three drop point hunters with its original edge, hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters, with stylized “Montjoy” etch. Drop shaped handle with a pinkie recess at the butt, fileworked and full tapered tang, with mosaic pins securing highly figured and dovetailed stabilized burlwood handle scales with red liners. Handles include a lined lanyard hole. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife, the handles display slight shrinkage with a resulting crack at the lanyard hole on the mark side. (B) Two of three drop point hunters with its original edge, hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters, with stylized “Montjoy” etch. Drop shaped handle with a pinkie recess at the butt, fileworked and full tapered tang, with mosaic pins securing slightly green dyed, dovetailed burlwood handle LOT - 1232 scales with red liners. Handles include a lined lanyard hole. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife presents as new with slight shrinkage of the burlwood scales. (C) Three of three drop point hunters with its original edge, hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters, with stylized “Montjoy” etch. Drop shaped handle with a pinkie recess at the butt, fileworked and full tapered tang, with mosaic pins securing dark (almost black) dovetailed burlwood handle scales with red liners. Handles include a lined lanyard hole. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife is unused, with slight shrinkage of the burlwood handles, resulting in a small check on the mark side handle at the lanyard, and a crack on the reverse side at the lanyard. 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. 350 - 450 1233 - PAIR OF COLLECTORS FIGHTING KNIVES BY AL MAR AND BOKER Blade Length: (A) 7” (B) 6” Overall Length: (A) 11 - 3/4” (B) 11 - 3/4” Lot consists of: (A) Al Mar Fairbairn Sykes fighting stiletto with serrated edge and marked with the Al Mar chop mark and Seki Japan on ricasso. Black finish handle with skull crusher butt. Housed in original black leather Al Mar scabbard. CONDITION: Knife is gently used with typical scabbard wear from carry. Blade is excellent with no wear. (B) Boker manufactured Rex Applegate / Fairbairn fighter serial number 579 with rubber handle and matte finished blade in original synthetic scabbard. CONDITION: Blade has light surface wear and several minor scratches and has been sharpened. Scabbard is fine. TDW 300 - 500 110

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LOT - 1234 1234 - PAIR OF R.H. RUANA HUNTING KNIVES WITH SCABBARDS. Blade Length: (A) 5 - 1/8” (B) 3 - 1/2” Overall Length: (B) 9 - 5/8” (B) 6 - 3/8”

Lot consists of: (A) Carbon steel bladed 5-1/8” hunting knife with alloy pommel and single guard. Marked on left side of guard R.H. Ruana Bonner Montana with an “M” stamp. Two piece elk horn grips scales retained with white metal pins. Housed in Ruana marked form fitted scabbard. CONDITION: Very good with slight use and minor scratches. Scabbard is supple with good stitching. (B) Small Trout & Bird pattern Ruana with Elk horn scales and Ruana marked scabbard. CONDITION: Fair, blade is lightly pitted and stained. Scabbard has some deterioration. TDW 300 - 400

1235 - LOT OF 3: RON GASTON CUSTOM FOLDER AND HUNTERS. Blade Length: (A) 2 - 5/8” (B) 2 - 3/8” (C) 3 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 6 -1/4” (B) 6 - 5/8” (C) 8” Lot consists of: (A) A unique and seldom seen slipjoint folder, featuring a skinner-shaped blade with hand rubbed finish, etched in his signature “Ron Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” marking. The blade has its original edge, and the action is clean with a solid walk and talk, half stop, and the blade is centered when closed. The knife is finished inside and out, displaying pink agate scales flanked by heavily engraved bolsters. CONDITION: The knife is unused. There is some light spotting on the spine of the blade and backspring, with a very tight crack in the agate across the reverse side scale. 3-1/2” closed. (B) A very attractive drop point hunter, this smaller sized knife displays its original edge, the “Ron LOT - 1235 Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” signature etch, and a hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters. The handles consist of dovetailed and pinned reddish-dyed jigged bone with red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: The handles show slight shrinkage, resulting in a pin crack on the mark side scale. (C) This medium sized drop point hunter features its original edge, “Ron Gaston” over “Woodruff, SC” signature etch and a hand rubbed blade and bolsters. The tapered full tang highlights dovetailed, light burlwood scales secured with mosaic pins and red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: The handles show slight shrinkage, resulting in a pin crack on the reverse side scale. Ron Gaston of Woodruff, South Carolina was a knifemaker for close to 25 years when he passed away in 2006. A dairy farmer by trade, Mr. Gaston became an extremely prolific maker and was featured within many cutlery publications at the height of his career. A proud member of the Knifemakers’ Guild, his knives are very well established and continue to be collected around the world. 300 - 400

1236 - LOT OF 2: CLAUDE MONTJOY CUSTOM DROP POINT HUNTERS. Blade Length: (A) 4 - 1/8” (B) 3 - 3/8” Overall Length: (A) 8 - 1/2” (B) 7 - 3/8” Lot consists of: (A) A lovely medium sized drop point hunter with its original edge, hand rubbed finish on the blade and bolsters and stylized “Montjoy” etch. The fileworked and full tapered tang is highlighted with dovetailed and pinned straight-back ivory handle scales with red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: While the knife presents LOT - 1236 as new, there is moderate handle shrinkage resulting in the ivory cracking at two pins on the mark side scale, and one pin on the reverse scale. The reverse side bolster displays some scratches. (B) A second ivory handled drop point hunter, this smaller model features its original edge, hand rubbed finish on the blade and stylized “Montjoy” etch. The engraved bolsters, drop-shaped handle with pinkie recess with fileworked and full tapered tang make this a really attractive piece. The lower edge of the bolsters are marked “JR Fray 2010”. The dovetailed ivory handle scales with red liners are secured with mosaic pins along with a lined lanyard hole. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife. There is moderate handle shrinkage resulting in the ivory cracking at the lower pin, as well as the lanyard on the mark side, along with two small checks on the reverse side. 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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1237 - 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 LOT - 1237 sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife, there is slight shrinkage of the handle 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

1238 - COLLECTORS LOT OF 3: US MILITARY FIGHTING KNIVES AND BAYONET Blade Length: (A) 7” (B) 6 - 3/4” (C) 9” Overall Length: (A) 11 - 3/4” (B) 11 - 3/8” (C) 14” Lot consist of: (A) USN MK II Camillus fighting knife with sole leather handle and grey fibre USN MK II scabbard. (B) US M5 bayonet with blue finished blade and guard marked Imperial US M5 in USM8 scabbard by BM Co. (C) US Model 1917 trench knife with triangular blade and spiked sheet metal knuckle guard Marked US LF&C 1917 with out scabbard. CONDITION: USN MK II scabbard is good with moderate wear knife is poor with overall pitting and deteriorating handle. Imperial M5 is very good with slide blade finish loss and fine scabbard. LF&C 1917 knife is very fine with most all original finish, excellent handle, crisp markings and point is still intact and without distress. TDW 250 - 450 LOT - 1238

1239 - LOT OF 3: GASTON’S AND RUSSEL EASLER CUSTOM FOLDING KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 1 - 3/4” (B) 2 - 1/4” (C) 2 - 3/8” Overall Length: (A) 4 - 1/4” (B) 5 - 1/2” (C) 5 - 7/8” Lot consists of: (A) The first custom folder in this group is a small slipjoint, with a dropped point blade displaying its original edge and etched “Gaston” in an arch. The blade features a half stop, with good walk and talk. The brushed bolsters are complemented by dovetailed and pinned white Mother of Pearl scales, with a highly finished interior. CONDITION: The brushed blade exhibits side to side wiggle when closed, as well as a few light scuffs on the bolsters. 2-3/8” closed. (B) The second custom folder is a stainless steel slipjoint gentleman’s knife, LOT - 1239 with a drop point and hand rubbed finish. The blade exhibits a half stop, the original edge, good walk and talk, and is well finished inside and out. CONDITION: The blade has light side to side wiggle in both the open and closed positions, with the scales showing light scratches. 3 1/8” closed. Ron Gaston of Woodruff, South Carolina was a knifemaker for close to 25 years when he passed away in 2006. A dairy farmer by trade, Mr. Gaston became an extremely prolific maker and was featured within many cutlery publications at the height of his career. A proud member of the Knifemakers’ Guild, his knives are very well established and continue to be collected around the world. (C) The last custom folder features a hand rubbed drop point blade with swedges, its original edge, strong walk and talk and solid fit up. Blade is etched on the tang “R.O. Easler”. The knife is well finished inside and out, and holds beautiful dovetailed and pinned fiery pearl scales against the plain bolsters. The rear bolsters feature a small lanyard hole. CONDITION: The blade has a light scratch near the tip on the mark side, a small nick in mark side bolster, and extremely slight wear marks around the lanyard hole. 3 1/4” closed. Russell O. Easler Jr., of Woodruff, South Carolina was a knifemaker for close to 35 years when he passed away in 2008. A member of the Knifemakers’ Guild and a true gentleman, Mr. Easler’s knives are known and collected worldwide. 250 - 350 112

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1240 - LOT OF 3: ROB HUDSON FIXED BLADE CUSTOM KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 5 - 1/8” (B) 4 - 1/8” (C) 3 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 9 - 9/16” (B) 8 - 1/2” (C) 7 - 3/4” Lot consists of: (A) The first of three beautifully made knives, the first is a custom skinner that is mirror polished, with a fileworked spine and marked “RH” in script. The black horn and burlwood finger grooved handle is highlighted by a polished stainless steel guard, with red and stainless spacers, finished off by a polished stainless steel butt cap. No sheath. CONDITION: An unused knife that presents as new, with some slight surface checks to the horn. (B) The second of three beautifully made knives is a custom upswept skinner that is mirror polished, holds its original edge and is marked “RH” in script. The hidden tang LOT - 1240 is enclosed with a stag and burlwood handle, stainless guard and buttcap, and stainless spacers. No sheath. CONDITION: Unused and as new. (C) The third of three beautifully made knives is a custom drop point hunter that is mirror polished, holds its original edge and is marked “RH” in script. The hidden tang is enclosed with a stacked red, black and burlwood “spacer” handle with finger grooves, stainless guard and buttcap, and stainless spacers. No sheath. CONDITION: Unused and as new. Rob Hudson of Northumberland, Pennsylvania has created high quality knives for over forty years, specializing in fixed blade knives. 250 - 350 1241 - LOT OF 3: MIXED HANDMADE CUSTOM KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 5 - 1/2” (B) 6 - 5/8” (C) 4 - 7/8” Overall Length: (A) 10 - 1/8” (B) 11 - 7/8” (C) 9 - 1/2” Lot consists of: (A) A very handsome small bowie knife, with a clip point featuring a ladder pattern damascus blade of 1/4” thick stock, marked “Sakmar”. The Mokume guard is accented by a stabilized quilted maple handle, with black fiber spacers and a lined lanyard hole. Very clean construction. No sheath. CONDITION: Unsharpened, as new. Mike Sakmar of Rochester, Minnesota has been making knives since 1990. (B) A beautifully crafted Subhilt fighter, this knife features a double hollow ground, mirror polished blade marked “Minnick” and M11-006 on the reverse side. The mounts are engraved on the LOT - 1241 mark side. The tapered tang holds scrimshawed Westinghouse yellow micarta scales with black spacers. The scrimshawed scene of rams in the wild are on the mark side, signed “JM”. No sheath. CONDITION: Unused, with minor handling marks. Jim Minnick of Middletown, Indiana has been making knives since 1976. (C) A custom tanto with a 1/4” stock, upswept mirror finished blade, marked “Worrel” and “#94” on the reverse side. Handles are dovetailed and pinned cocobolo. No sheath. CONDITION: Used, coarsely sharpened, with blade rust and pitted. Bub Worrel of Brownsburg, Indiana has been making knives since 1995. 250 - 350 1242 - LOT OF 4: MIXED CUSTOM BOWIE KNIVES. Blade Length: (A) 6 - 1/8” (B) 7 - 3/4” (C) 7 - 3/8” (D) 7 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 10 - 7/8” (B) 13” (C) 12 - 7/8” (D) 12 - 7/8” Lot consists of: (A) A handsome, Raindrop damascus bowie with an upswept clip-point of 1/4” stock, and the maker’s etch of “Thourot” over “MWT” over “Napoleon, OH”. The knife features a brass guard, dovetailed and pinned stone handles with black fiber liners. Very stout and heavy knife. No sheath. CONDITION: As new and unused. Mike Thourot (MWT Custom Knives) of Napoleon, Ohio has been designing and crafting knives for well over 35 years. Mr. Thourot always and continues to craft each of his knives by hand, so no two are alike. For him, knives simply are “...fun to use...fun to design, and...fun to make.” (B) This damascus bowie features a narrow profile of 3/16” stock and is marked “Stek”. The stag handle utilizes a horn spacer at the butt, with a damascus guard and pommel cap. No sheath. CONDITION: Unused, with some surface rust on the pommel. Craig Steketee of Billings, Missouri has been making knives for over fifteen years. Mr. Steketee forges his own damascus and specializes in fixed-blade knives of varying designs and sizes. (C) A unique bear jaw knife with blade marked “J. Pratt”. Probably a kit knife blade, utilizing a brass guard and a real bear jaw for a handle. Oversized sheath with beads and fringes, sewn with sinew. CONDITION: Unused, as-new condition. (D) Craig Steketee of Billings, Missouri. This damascus bowie features a wider profile of 3/16” stock and is marked “Stek”, and “2001” on the reverse. The stag handle utilizes a horn spacer at the butt, with a damascus guard and pommel cap. No sheath. CONDITION: Unused, with some surface rust on the pommel. 250 - 350

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1243 - LOT OF 2: CLAUDE MONTJOY CUSTOM FIGHTERS. Blade Length: (BOTH) 3 - 3/4” Overall Length: (BOTH) 8 - 1/2” Lot consists of: (A) One of two medium sized fighters with both edges sharpened. The blades have their original edges, stylized “Montjoy” etch, hand rubbed finish on the blade and the swelled bolsters, accented by pinned burlwood handles with red liners. No LOT - 1243 sheath. CONDITION: The knife presents as new, with slight shrinkage of the handles with scuffs on the rear bolster. (B) Two of two medium sized fighters with both edges sharpened. The blades have their original edges, stylized “Montjoy” etch, hand rubbed finish on the blade and the swelled bolsters, accented by pinned green-dyed burlwood handles with red liners. No sheath. CONDITION: The knife presents as new, with slight shrinkage of the handles and a small nick on the rear bolster. 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. 250 - 350

1244 - LOT OF 5: ASSORTED KNIVES WITH ACCESSORIES. Blade Length: (A) 9 - 7/8” (B) 5” (C) 4” (D) 6 - 3/4” (E) 5” Overall Length: (A) 15 - 1/4” (B) 9 - 1/8” (C) 8 - 1/4” (D) 11 - 7/8” (E) 9 - 1/8” Lot consists of (A) John Wayne Commemorative Bowie, produced by the Franklin Mint. This gargantuan knife has a beautifully etched blade depicting an eagle with an American flag in its talons and a ribbon with “THE JOHN WAYNE COMMEMORATIVE BOWIE” in its mouth. There are three divots on the spine of the blade and is serial numbered 06664. Furniture has extensive decoration including rope and floral designs. Pommel has sterling silver portrait of John Wayne. Quillions have a horseshoe design on one side, and the famous Red River logo on LOT - 1244 other. Comes in glass and wood display case with certificate of authenticity and two business cards with “JOHN WAYNE / BATJAC PRODUCTIONS / 1022 PALM AVENUE / HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA” on one side, and a printed signature on the reverse reading “Good Luck John Wayne”. CONDITION: Very fine retaining virtually all of its factory finish with only traces of handling marks. Display case was repaired at one point with scattered handling and marks from the repair. Some glue is visible in spots. (B) is a Linder dagger marked “Linder” “Dagger” “HANDMAGE / SOLINGEN / GERMANY INOX”. Bulbous brass quillions, horn and wood handle, steel pommel. Accompanied by an appropriate leather sheath marked “LINDER” on throat, and “MADE IN GERMANY” on belt loop. CONDITION: Blade is excellent, and quite highly polished with no nicks or chips. Brass quillion has darkened. Handle and pommel are good with no losses and trace handling marks. Scabbard is good with some handling marks and scrapes. Stitching still tight. Some disfiguration at interior of throat, probably from knife being inserted at the wrong angle. (C) is an Imperial sawback knife with two piece steel furniture and resin grips. Comes with brown leather sheath. CONDITION: Blade is in good used condition with patination along blade. Furniture has scattered marks from use and a few areas of age freckling. Initials “JB” carved into right side of guard. Sheath is in good used condition with numerous bumps, bruises, nicks, and creases. Snap has lost most of its matching color paint as well as the connector. Stitching has broken and is starting to work its way loose. (D) is an Imperial M-7S survival knife with 6 - 3/4” blade with sawback spine and serrated tip, buttclaw and hammer. Accompanying nylon sheath has two pockets for tools. Top pocket has a magnesium firestarter and compass. Bottom pocket has survival kit including safety matches with flint pad, ring saw, sewing needle and thread, fishing hook, line, and sinker. CONDITION: Fine. Blade of knife scuffed from sheathing and unsheathing. Sheath is fine, survival kit is still stapled shut. Other tools show signs of use. (E) is an Anton Wingen Jr Knife with blade marked for SOLINGEN. Trailing point 5” blade. White plastic handle. Comes with a leather sheath with woven edges. CONDITION: Knife is used with patination along blade. Some scratches and knicks to pommel. Blade has a few minor dents. Sheath is fine, front with some water damage. Weaving still reasonably tight. A nice set of knives. 250 - 400 1245 - RUANA EXPLORER FIXED BLADE KNIFE WITH SHEATH. Blade Length: 6 - 1/2” Overall Length: 12 - 3/4” Ruana Explorer 6-1/2” clip point blade, overall 12-3/4”. Blade face struck with “157”. Handle is one piece stag horn. Correct leather drop sheath. Late Ruana by Rudy’s direct descendants the Hangas family. CONDITION: Near mint. 100 - 200 LOT - 1245 114

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LOT - 1246 1246 - RARE PRE - REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENGLISH SEMI-BASKET HILT WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 32 - 5/8” Overall Length: 39” Circa 1755, this scarce sword is from the collection of Richard H. Bezdek and it is shown on page 283 of his book “Swords and Sword Makers of England and Scotland”. Richard Bezdek was a world renowned author, sword expert and collector who passed away in 2017. A nearly identical example is also shown on page 150 figure 266 S. of George C. Neumann’s “Swords and Blades of the American Revolution”. The sword has a straight single edged blade with 9-3/4” false edge, a wide shallow fuller, and a deep partial fuller. The semi-basket hilt is of iron and features a dished round guard with triangular knuckle plate and supporting side branches. Ovoid pommel and capstan. Leather wrapped grip with strands of braided brass wire. This sword is complete with its original black leather scabbard with iron mounts. Complete with a signed letter verifying that this sword was from Bezdek’s collection. CONDITION: Blade has been cleaned at some time and now retains a grey patina with some darker areas. Hilt retains a heavy brown patina, grip is very good. Scabbard very good with some crazing and losses to finish on leather. A very scarce sword which is even rarer with its original scabbard. 4,000 - 6,000

LOT - 1247 1247 - PRE - REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENGLISH OR SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED BACKSWORD. Blade Length: 33” Overall Length: 38 - 1/2” Probably circa 1750. For a similar example of this hilt, see page 71 figure 30 S. of “Swords and Blades of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. This example features a straight single edged convex-faced blade with two wide shallow fullers on each side and a false edge. The iron hilt has thin bar construction and pierced panels of decoration. The quillon is thin and curled towards the blade. The conical pommel has a capstan and four deep flutes. The shagreen grip has a spiraling groove and is decorated with two strands of braided brass wire with braided ferrules at the top and bottom. CONDITION: Blade has a spotted grey and brown patina with some scattered areas pitting some nicks, blade has been sharpened and is wider towards ricasso due to sharpening wear during the period. Hilt retains a grey patina with some areas cleaned and some scattered heavy patina. Grip excellent as re-wrapped. A very nice and early example of a French and Indian War period basket hilt. 3,000 - 5,000

LOT - 1248 1248 - A MOST ATTRACTIVE GILT BRONZE MAMELUK HILTED OFFICER’S SWORD BY THE FAMOUS MAKER PROSSER, CHARING CROSS, LONDON, AND DATED ON THE LOCKET 1813. The 25” long saber type blade with two fullers and cabalistic marks towards ricasso “U U”, possibly an earlier blade. The cast and chased gilt bronze hilt of a Middle Eastern flavor but clearly English. The ivory grip scales held by two gilt bronze rivets. The scabbard with three mounts comprising well cast and chased chape, locket, and midmount with scallop shell design and florals, and full Prosser signature. The leather scabbard appears to be the original. This most interesting sword was probably made for an English officer of diminutive stature using an earlier family blade. CONDITION: Blade is polished over pits and appears to be slightly reduced towards tip. Gilt bronze hilt retains much original bright fire gilding. Ivory grip scales in good condition with some longitudinal age cracking, to be expected. Scabbard mounts are excellent retaining most of their bright fire gilding. Leather scabbard in fine condition with one minor repair on right towards chape. A most attractive British officer’s sword, private purchase, by one of England’s greatest sword maker’s and dated at the height of the Napoleonic Wars. 2,000 - 3,000

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LOT - 1249 1249 - 18TH CENTURY MILITARY TYPE BASKET HILTED BACKSWORD WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 35 - 1/2” Overall Length: 42 - 1/2” Blade stamped on both sides, in fuller, Birmingham. 35 - 1/2” blade with broad central fuller deeply stamped Birmingham. Basket guard of characteristic form. Onion pommel. Fish skin grip wrapped with three strands of braided copper wire. Blade is 1 - 3/4” wide at ricasso. Sword has what appears to be its original scabbard with steel locket, missing chape, in tender but complete condition except as noted. CONDITION: Hilt shows some evidence of very old repaired damage, missing one branch. Overall would rate very good for this type of sword. Does not appear to have been apart. All together a most attractive English backsword that could well have been carried during the Seven Years War and later during the American Revolution by a British trooper. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. 2,000 - 4,000

LOT - 1250 1250 - ENGLISH SEMI-BASKET HILTED BROAD SWORD. Blade Length: 32 - 1/4” Overall Length: 38 - 1/4” This sword has a straight double edged steel blade with partially visible German inscriptions in the partial fullers on both sides. The iron guard is a four-slot type with fluted knucklebow and three branches on each side separated by “S”-shaped designs. The grip is wrapped with shagreen and decorated with strands of braided brass wire. The pommel is round with a flattened washer on top. This attractive sword probably dates circa 1770. CONDITION: The blade retains an even medium grey patina and edges are good with a few minor nicks and some rounding to tip. Hilt retains a dark brown patina and grip has some minor losses and wear. A very nice English saber. 1,500 - 2,500

LOT - 1251 1251 - ENGLISH SILVER-HILTED OFFICER’S SPADROON WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 29 - 5/8” Overall Length: 35 - 7/8” Straight tapered spadroon blade with wide fuller and narrow partial fuller as well as a 10” false edge. Sterling silver hilt hallmarked for London 1785, guard has 19 shaped piercings as well as roped outer edges. Engraved lion’s head pommel with ebony grip wrapped with three strands of silver wire. Complete with black leather scabbard. CONDITION: Blade shows some wear and scattered areas of light pitting, cleaned to grey patina. Hilt is polished and has scattered marks from use and a few minor repairs, capstan replaced. Leather scabbard has a period replaced section near top and tip is absent. A very attractive and ornate officer’s sword. 1,500 - 3,000

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LOT - 1252

1252 - A CONTINENTAL WALLOON HILT SWORD CIRCA 1650. Blade Length: 31” Overall Length: 37 - 1/4” The steel hilt of classic Walloon style with thumb ring, D knuckle guard, and large dish shaped guard. Pommel of ball shape. The blade of backsword form with two fullers running it’s entire length. Grip wrap of braided brass wire with plain brass Turk’s head at top. Wire braided over original wood. Pommel of forged construction with delamination throughout. CONDITION: Condition is good throughout, sword appears never to have been taken apart. Blade is pitted throughout and polished. Condition of guard same as blade. Brass wire appears to be the original. One of the classic military swords used by Continental and Northern European troops throughout the first and second quarter of the 17th century. A good example. 1,500 - 3,000

LOT - 1253

1253 - EUROPEAN WALLOON SWORD. Blade Length: 30 - 7/8” Overall Length: 35 - 3/4” Straight tapered double-edged diamond-section blade. Iron guard of bilobate design, left side pierced and slightly smaller then right side which has relief foliate motifs. Two-ball knucklebow and hexagonal pommel. Faceted wood grip with ferrule at top. CONDITION: Blade retains a dark patina with some areas of heavier patina and light corrosion. Hilt retains a dark patina, grip very good. 1,200 - 1,800

LOT - 1254

1254 - A BRITISH 18TH CENTURY MILITARY BACKSWORD WITH BASKET HILT OF SCOTTISH TYPE, PIERCED WITH HEARTS. Blade Length: 35 - 1/2” Overall Length: 42” 35 - 1/2” long blade with wide central fuller stamped with Birmingham in lozenge on left and right sides. Pommel of urn shape. Basket with nine branches. Fish skin grip wrapped with braided copper wire (now sprung). CONDITION: Patinated overall but sword is very tight and was probably never taken apart. This is the type of sword carried by British troopers from the early 18th century and on into the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. 1,200 - 1,800

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LOT - 1255 1255 - A FINE BRITISH PATTERN 1796 LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER BY WILKES. Blade Length: 32 - 1/4” Overall Length: 38 - 1/4” The broad 32 - 1/2” pipe back saber blade is 1 - 1/2” wide at the ricasso and beautifully etched for 3/4 of its length with an angel blowing a trumpet, British Royal Arms with Honi solt qui mal e peb and Dieu et mon droit, a helmeted cavalryman wielding a similar saber, left side with a figure of Minerva with spear and shield, trophies of arms, and the British Royal crown. Stirrup hilt of steel. Wooden grip with triple strand wire wrap. Steel scabbard with two carrying rings. CONDITION: Blade is very fine with all etching clearly visible, retains its original leather washer. Blade has four minor chips mostly towards point and above etching. Stirrup hilt with doves head pommel is patinated with some minor pitting. Wooden grip retains some original leather with losses. Scabbard is heavily rusted throughout, uncleaned dark patina. A most impressive and rare saber. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 1256 1256 - ENGLISH REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA SHORT SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 25 - 7/8” Overall Length: 31 - 7/8” For a short saber with a very similar hilt, see plate 144.S on page 109 of “Swords and Blades of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. Neumann dates this pattern circa 1770-1785. Slightly curved blade with double fullers and false edge. Classic four-slot iron guard with fluted knucklebow and gadrooned pommel with integral capstan. Bone grip. Complete with later associated brass mounted black leather scabbard. CONDITION: Blade has been cleaned and now retains a pitted grey patina. Hilt retains a heavy brown patina with some corrosion. Grip is excellent. Scabbard shows some cracking and losses to finish, mounts associated. A very nice English Revolutionary War period sword. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 1257 1257 - A RARE ENGLISH PATTERN 1788 LIGHT CAVALRY SABER BY WOLLEY & COMPANY. Blade Length: 35” Overall Length: 40 - 3/4” The 35” blade with one wide fuller and a single narrow fuller, indistinctly signed on spine Woolley & Company. Steel stirrup hilt with long langetes, fish skin grip. Original steel scabbard marked “Woolley & Co.” with two carrying rings, original interior wood lining. CONDITION: Blade with minor pitting scattered throughout its length. A number of very minor chips in the edge. Stirrup hilt with moderate pitting throughout. Evidence of an old repair to pommel as there appears to be some brass brazing. Fish skin grip in fine condition, missing its wire wrap. Steel scabbard heavily rusted, pitted, and patinated throughout with numerous dents and some old brass repair on one side. A rare sword, well documented, and pictured on pages 283, 290, and 291 in Mr. Bezdek’s “Swords and Makers of England and Scotland”. 1,500 - 2,500 118

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LOT - 1258 1258 - FINE CONTINENTAL SILVER HILTED SMALL SWORD. Blade Length: 30 - 1/4” Overall Length: 36 - 1/4” Probably French, early 18th century. Straight, tapered, double edged blade with facets on faces. Top of blade etched on both sides, one side with a rampant lion motif. Clam shell guard features relief chased busts and foliate motifs on both sides. Rapier style hilt, knuckle bow decorated with relief chased masks and foliate designs. Round pommel with capstan decorated en suite. Grip is wrapped with repeating strands of twisted silver wire with a braided ferrule at top and bottom. This is a fine silver hilted small sword and an example of what would have been carried by an officer during the Revolutionary war. CONDITION: Blade shows heavy wear and a few nicks to edges, now retains a grey patina; engraving on right side is mostly worn off. Hilt polished bright and decoration shows high edge wear, much of detail has been smoothed. The quillon has been replaced and the left side of the guard is slightly bent. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 1259 1259 - A GOOD BRITISH 1796 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY SABER WITH BLUE AND GILT BLADE. Blade Length: 32” Overall Length: 37 - 1/2” 32” saber blade with blue and gilt panel extending for nearly half its length. Engraving features a royal crown with florals, and on right side, a mounted warrior with the Order of the Garter crest and “Dieu et Mon Droit” (God and My Right). Plain steel D guard, fish skin grip wrapped with triple strand braided copper wire. Sword appears to retain its original bullion knot. CONDITION: Blade is good with considerable blue and gilt remaining. Bright polished section of blade with only minor staining. Hilt is polished bright over old pitting. Knot and grip in excellent condition. All this fine sword needs is a scabbard. 1,000 - 1,500

1260 - LOT OF 7: CONTINENTAL, ENGLISH, AND AMERICAN SWORDS. Blade Length: Longest: 43” Shortest: 22 - 5/8” Overall Length: Longest: 50” Shortest: 27 - 1/2” Lot consists of (A) Pierced cup hilt rapier, Italian, circa 1640 with 43” long rapier blade. Cup pierced with flowers writhen quillons and knuckleguard. Pommel cast and chased with florals. Spirally fluted wire wrap grip with two Turk’s head appear to be original. CONDITION: Rapier is heavily patinated throughout. (B) Civil War American NCO or musician sword with brass hilt and scabbard. (C) Unidentified nickel bladed continental saber with etched blade. (D) French Chassepot bayonet dated 1870 (E) Composite broadsword with blade etched “Do not draw me without reason or sheathe me without honor” in Latin (F) A copper gilt hilted small sword with etched blade Wollen in Thun, (G) a fragmentary mid 19th century English saber in scabbard with pipe back blade. CONDITION: All blades show evidence of use and patination throughout. Item G has a handle that is coming off. Item (C) has had its handle put back together at some point. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. 1,000 - 1,500

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LOT - 1261 1261 - A GOOD BRITISH PATTERN 1796 OFFICER’S SPADROON. Blade Length: 32” Overall Length: 38 - 3/4” The 32” inch blade with single fuller, etched and gilt with British Royal Arms, Dieu et mon droit on left (God and my right), right side with entwined monarch’s initials on right, surrounded by a Royal crown, further engraved with trophies of arms. D guard hilt with clamshell guard and single langette. Urn pommel cast and chased with acanthus foliage. Elaborate twisted silver wire wrapped grip. Black leather scabbard with gilt brass chape and locket. CONDITION: Blade with some pitting, significant traces of bluing and gilt. The hilt retaining much original bright fire gilding. Silver wrapped grip rates excellent. Scabbard mounts retaining considerable gilt, chape with some dents. Scabbard itself is good for a sword of this age. A very attractive Napoleonic period British officer’s sword. 800 - 1,200

LOT - 1262 1262 - A SCARCE AND DESIRABLE PATTERN 1796 BRITISH HEAVY CAVALRY SWORD, FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE RENOWNED AUTHOR RICHARD H. BEZDEK. Blade Length: 34” Overall Length: 39 - 5/8” 34” heavy blade with wide fuller and clipped point, this very sword is illustrated in Bezdek’s book “Swords and Sword Maker’s of England & Scotland”, illustrated on pages 290-291. Steel hilt with pierced guard, leather covered reeded wooden grip with no grip wire. Original heavy steel scabbard with two harrying rings. One of the primary weapons used by the British army during the Napoleonic wars. CONDITION:” Blade is patinated throughout with some moderate pitting. A few very minor chips in edge. Hilt more heavily pitted. Grip in good condition with only minor losses to leather. Steel scabbard with several significant dents and only minor pitting throughout. One seam is split for approximately 1/2” near screw holding the liner. Both screws appear to be replaced. A scarce sword made all the more desirable by its inclusion on Mr. Bezdek’s encyclopedic work on British and Scottish swords. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 1263 1263 - BRITISH PATTERN 1827 NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD. Blade Length: 30” Overall Length: 36” Slightly curved diamond section steel blade with wide, shallow, partial fuller on each side. The right side has a brass proved cartouche, a five pointed star. The opposite side of the ricasso is etched “TATHAM / 37 / CHARING CROSS / LONDON”; right side featured an etched British coat of arms surrounded by scrollwork, the opposite side features a large fouled anchor over a royal crown. Standard pattern 1827 hilt with fouled anchor over a crown in relief in the front of the guard, and lion’s head pommel. Sharkskin wrapped grip decorated with strands of twisted copper wire. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with engraved gilt brass mounts. The single edge straight blade was adopted in 1829 so this sword dates before that time. CONDITION: Blade has been polished and shows some wear to edges and etching. Blade has several nicks to edge. Hilt and scabbard mounts have been re-gilded and now retain 100% of their reapplied finish. The folding counter guard is missing part of its hinge and is included with the sword but not attached. Scabbard is very good with some crazing and a reapplied black finish. 200 - 400 120

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LOT - 1264

1264 - A SUPERB PRE-CULLODEN SCOTTISH BASKET HILTED BROADSWORD OF SPLENDID WORKMANSHIP AND MASSIVE PROPORTIONS. Blade Length: 34 - 1/2” Overall Length: 41 - 1/2” The 34 - 1/2” massive blade is nearly 2” wide at the ricasso. Has two short fullers marked inside “Bragh” for Worthy, with cross and orb on each side and a copper device pierced through blade. The basket hilt is a masterpiece of Scottish forging with seven branches. The broad middle branch pierced with 21 oblong elaborate piercings and hearts. The basket itself measures nearly 12” in diameter. Remnants of engraving throughout. Short protruding quillon, fish skin grip with triple braided copper wire, copper Turk’s heads. Ovoid pommel beautifully fluted and engraved. Grip retains its original leather washer. CONDITION: Blade is mostly shiny grey metal with legends easily read. Basket has been polished but retains most of its original engraving, somewhat worn. Interior of basket is heavily patinated, an indication of its authenticity. Pommel polished en suite with basket. Fish skin grip in excellent condition. Retains an old, possibly period, red cotton fringe at top. All together, one of the most impressive pre-Culloden basket hilts offered for sale in many years and sure to please the collector of the very best in Scottish weapons. 10,000 - 12,000

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1265 - A RARE AND HIGHLY DESIRABLE PRE- CULLODEN SCOTTISH BASKET HILTED BROADSWORD SIGNED I S FOR JOHN SIMPSON THE YOUNGER, OF STERLING, WORKING DATES FROM 1711-1749, WITH 32” ANDREA FERRARA BLADE. Blade Length: 32” Overall Length: 38 - 1/2” The powerful 32” blade is nearly 1 - 3/4” wide at the forte with three short fullers, signed Andrea Ferrara with two X’s. The elaborate steel basket, pierced with circles, hearts, and crosses. Signed, as it should be, on the knucklebow “I S” for John Simpson the Younger, admitted to the Company of Hammermen in 1711. The shaped fish skin grip, bound with triple strand copper wire and elaborate copper wire Turk’s heads. The pommel of ovoid form, decorated with narrow and broad flutes. CONDITION: Blade is polished but would rate very good for a Scottish sword of this period. Appears to be original to the hilt, very rare and unusual as most of these are composite. Guard is in fine condition but polished. In recesses one can see the original degraded condition, indicative of its authenticity. Fish skin grip is in excellent condition, especially for a piece of this period. Pommel is polished metal. Interior of the guard itself has its original corroded surface. Following the Battle of Culloden 1746, a law was promulgated making the mere possession of a Scottish broadsword a hanging offense. Therefore, these swords were normally very well hidden and often buried in order to avoid the death penalty. All homogeneous pre-Culloden Scottish swords are extremely rare and desirable, and when they are signed by a famous Scottish hammerman such as John Simpson, they are a collector’s prize. 10,000 - 12,000

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LOT - 1266 1266 - A GOOD 18TH CENTURY SCOTTISH BASKET HILTED BROADSWORD WITH LONG 35” BLADE WITH TRIPLE FULLERS AND ANDRIA FERRARA STRUCK ON BOTH SIDES OF BLADE. Blade Length: 35” Overall Length: 41” The steel hilt of classic Highland form with nine bars, the two broad pierced with hearts and a cross. Ovoid pommel decorated with fluting. The hilt further decorated with lines. Fish skin grip with triple strand copper wire. One piece steel Turk’s head at bottom. CONDITION: Blade is good but has been sharpened. Hilt is old polish on exterior, interior showing great age consonant with period of sword. Pommel polished. Underside of pommel showing great age en suite with hilt. Sword does not appear to have been disassembled in recent times, if ever. An excellent example of this rare and desirable Scottish sword. 5,000 - 7,000

LOT - 1267 1267 - SCOTTISH BASKET HILTED HORSEMAN SABER OR BROAD SWORD. 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 re-wrapped with brown leather. A very nice and early example of an early basket hilt. 2,500 - 4,500

LOT - 1268

1268 - A COMPOSITE 17TH CENTURY SWEPT HILT RAPIER, CIRCA 1610. Blade Length: 43” Overall Length: 51 - 1/2” The large swept hilt with five branches and wide volute quillions measuring 11 - 1/4”. Baluster pommel and beautiful complex steel and copper wire wrapped wooden grip. 43” lozenge shaped rapier blade with short single fuller on each side. Hilt and pommel appear to be en suite. The rapier blade from another sword but fits well. CONDITION: Mostly grey metal, in need of cleaning. The grip in good condition missing one Turk’s head at base of pommel. All together an attractive and original 17th century continental rapier in relatively good condition throughout. 2,500 - 4,500

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LOT - 1269

1269 - FINE SPANISH CUP HILT RAPIER 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY WITH FULLERED BLADE SIGNED “TOLEDO BLADE”. Blade Length: 40 - 1/4” Overall Length: 46 - 1/2” The 40” long slender blade is of fine quality, signed “in Toledo”. The cup is finely chiseled cup with soldiers on horseback and men holding horns and falchions, near a castle. The pommel and cast have chiseled Turks head en suite, appears to be the original fine wire wrapped grip, chiseled guard de polvo intact. CONDITION: 17” from ricasso, this lovely blade shows a period repair where the tip portion is joined by a combination of copper brazing and two steel pins, which in no way detracts but only adds to the quality of this beautiful cup hilt rapier. The whole is fine original condition throughout, with the exception of the period repair, which indicates that the owner used it in a duel and prized it so highly that he had it repaired by a master blademaker. The steel shows only minor wear and corrosion. The blade is crisp with expected minor bending. The grip is fine. An extremely attractive and original rapier. 2,000 - 4,000

LOT - 1270 1270 - A GOOD SCOTTISH BASKET HILTED BACKSWORD. Blade Length: 32” Overall Length: 39” 32” broad blade appears to be second quarter of the 18th century. The attractive sword with well forged basket pierced with shields and characteristic holes. The broad backsword blade with two small fullers on each side nearly 1 - 1/2” across with cabalistic punch marks in fullers on right side. Hemispherical pommel, fish skin grip wrapped with three strands of twisted copper wire. CONDITION: Blade is polished with no real significant pitting. Guard has been polished over old pitting and shows one period brazen repair to one branch. Pommel shows great age and is polished over pitting. Grip is in excellent condition and is copper wire wrap. Sword retains what appears to be its original buff leather liner. A particularly good example of a Scottish backsword and most attractive. 1,500 - 2,500

LOT - 1271

1271 - A GOOD CONTINENTAL TRANSITIONAL RAPIER, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY WITH PIERCED GUARD AND LONG 34 - 1/2” BLADE WITH ABHD STAMPED ON BOTH SIDES IN THE FULLER, FLUTED POMMEL WITH ELABORATE WIRE. Blade Length: 34 - 1/2” Overall Length: 41 - 1/2” Guard elaborately pierced with flowers and designs, the hilt with one bar knuckle guard, well fashioned. Spirally fluted pommel, cast and chased with a flower. The long, slender blade with fuller stamped “ABHD” and other relief decorations. Spiral wire bound grip with two Turks heads. CONDITION: Guard with minor cracks and losses, deeply patinated. Hilt en suite with guard. Pommel in good condition. Grip wire in good condition. Blade with dark patination but no significant pitting. Sword is tight and would be ready for use by an aggrieved gentleman. A nice transitional rapier. 1,000 - 1,500

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LOT - 1272

1272 - LOT OF 2: TWO EUROPEAN SWORDS, 18TH CENTURY AND LATER. Blade Length: (A) 29” (B) 17 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 35” (B) 22” Lot consists of (A) Steel hilted small sword with 29” blade, 35” overall. Guard pierced with crosses, hilt pierced en suite with guard and pommel. Wire wrap grip with Turk’s heads. The slender blade etched at forte with a helmeted bust. CONDITION: Good, mostly bright metal, blade with minor pitting throughout. (B) is a small sword for a child with steel guard, well pierced, with floral designs. Plain hilt. Grip wrapped with alternating copper and steel wire. Blade is 17 - 1/2”, 22” overall. CONDITION: Good throughout, blade cleaned and overpolished. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 1273 1273 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD DUTCH BRASS HILTED HANGER. Blade Length: 26” Overall Length: 31 - 1/2” For another example of this identical pattern, see plate 48.S on page 77 of “Swords and Blades of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. He dates this pattern to between 1770 and 1785. Slightly curved blade with narrow partial fuller near top on each side. Two branch guard and integral knucklebow of brass. Birds head pommel with capstan and integral with backstrap. Leather wrapped grip with twisted brass wire in grooves. This pattern is associated with both naval and infantry troops. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with scattered “battle” nicks in edge. Brass retains a dark unpolished patina. Most of original brown leather is present with only a few minor losses and some of wire wrap is absent. A very nice example. 800 - 1,200

LOT - 1274 1274 - AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN MODEL 1837 PRESENTATION SABER WITH INSCRIPTION COMMEMORATING THE 1848 HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION. Blade Length: 33 - 1/2” Overall Length: 39 - 3/4” Grenadier and Jaeger Officer’s iron saber. Single wide fuller curved blade is triple acid etched with Panoply of Arms and floral motifs with Erinnerung on the obverse and “an den 13.14.15 Martz 1848” on the reverse, commemorating the Hungarian revolt and new constitution of 1848. Blade with false back edge. P-style polished iron guard has plain dove head pommel and back strap, plain ferrule, oval tang button and peaked shield languets. CONDITION: Blade would rate excellent with extremely crisp frost etching. Hilt is clean with no rust. Reeded grip is crisp with some very minor chipping at pommel. Steel scabbard is very good with few if any dents and only minor staining. No real pitting. A very crisp and interesting Hungarian saber. 500 - 1,000

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LOT - 1275 1275 - LOT OF 2: REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD EUROPEAN HUNTING SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 25” Overall Length: (A) 31 - 1/8” Lot consists of: (A) Probably English with a slightly curved, double fuller blade with silver ferrule at ricasso and silver guard decoration with gadrooning. Silver pommel cap decorated en suite. Gadrooned ivory grip. CONDITION: Blade has a grey patina with some darker areas of heavier patina, shows wear. Silver retains a mostly dark patina and shows some wear. Guard and pommel have been modified during the period of use. Quillon is bent and grip shows some age cracks and wear from use. (B) Attractive brass mounted continental hunting sword. Flat slightly curved blade, cast brass guard and knuckle bow decorated with cast floral motifs. Brass pommel cap with integral capstan. Antler grip with ferrule at bottom. CONDITION: Good, blade retains a light grey patina. Brass retains an even, dark mustard patina and some wear, crack at base of quillon. Antlered grip shows some wear. 500 - 800

LOT - 1276 1276 - A GOOD 18TH CENTURY CONTINENTAL STEEL HILTED SMALL SWORD WITH D GUARD AND SHELL HILT. Blade Length: 31” Overall Length: 40” This fine early small sword is very well constructed with a steel grip, urn pommel, shell guard inset with steel rivets and pie crust border. The knuckle guard with inset steel rivets and chevron decoration. The fluted three sided long slender blade of polished steel. Leather scabbard with chape and steel locket en suite with decoration on hilt. Blade length is 31”, overall length 40”. CONDITION: Very good with only minor staining and no real rust or pitting. Leather scabbard appears to be original, tender but intact. Blade appears to retain some original polish with minor staining, slight bend at tip. 400 - 600

1277 - FRENCH SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD WITH LEATHER FROG AND BELT. Blade Length: 19” Overall Length: 22 - 5/8” French Napoleonic era artillery style short sword with cast brass fish scale grip showing “Rooster” in relief on pommel face. CONDITION: Nice original leather belt and uncleaned condition. 300 - 500 LOT - 1277

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LOT - 1278 1278 - SCARCE FRENCH OFFICER’S SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 34 - 3/4” Overall Length: 40 - 1/8” Tapered straight double fuller blade with single edge. Brass hilt with large pierced-shell guard with four branches extending into knuckle bow. Smaller shell counterguard on opposite side. A grenadier bomb of brass has been applied to the guard on the right side. Black leather-wrapped wood grip decorated with strand of twisted brass wire. Complete with black leather covered scabbard with brass mounts and iron drag tip. CONDITION: Blade has been cleaned bright with some corrosion overall, some areas have been smoothed out. Brass hilt has been polished with darker patina in protected areas and some scattered marks from use. Grip has been re-wrapped. Scabbard mounts show series of dents and marks from use, brass has been rubbed and lacquered. There are some traces of gilt in protected areas. An attractive and hard to find early 19th century officer’s saber. 3,000 - 5,000

1279 - FRENCH HANGER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 23 - 1/2” Overall Length: 29”

LOT - 1279

Revolutionary War era. Slightly curved steel blade with narrow single fuller, spine stamped “25 R.” Two-piece cast brass hilt with heart-shaped guard with integral quillon. Turned grip, pommel with integral capstan. Knucklebow attached with brass screw to pommel in the typical continental style of construction. Complete with leather scabbard. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with some spotting and a few minor nicks to edge. Hilt shows some wear and marks from use, mellow patina. Scabbard shows some shrinkage at top and some of seem towards tip has unraveled, possibly a more contemporary addition to sword. 700 - 1,000

1280 - FRENCH OFFICER’S SABER. Blade Length: 32” Overall Length: 37 - 1/4”

LOT - 1280

Curved blade with wide, shallow fuller on each side. Both sides engraved with floral motifs and arms. Steel stirrup hilt with languettes. Leather wrapped grip decorated with strands of twisted brass wire. Complete with original steel scabbard, slotted at throat for languettes. CONDITION: Fair; blade retains a heavy brown patina with traces of gilt in engraved designs. Blade is bent about 2” forward of ricasso. One languette is a contemporary replacement. Hilt retains a dark, heavy patina. Grips shows some losses to wrap. Pommel cap has one crack and a small area of loss. Scabbard retains a matching dark, heavy patina with some corrosion. 400 - 600

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LOT - 1281

1281 - A SPLENDID LATE 16TH (?) CENTURY SWEPT HILT RAPIER WITH ELABORATE AND SUPERBLY CHISELED HILT WITH BLADE OF BROADSWORD FORM. Blade Length: 32” Overall Length: 42 - 1/2” This grand example of late 16th century, most likely German sword, steel chiseling is of extravagant proportions. The swept hilt is chiseled with scenes of knight on horseback in combat. Ricasso chiseled with knight on horseback with flag and laurels. Elaborate pommel chiseled with battle scenes, Teutonic eagle and shield and a portrait bust with laurel wreath. The D guard chiseled with lion face, sword, and mace, as well as a warrior holding a cup. One branch chiseled with a castle and shield and the reverse with a lion rampant within a shield. The hilt made in several pieces and then pinned together. The grip with elaborate decorative steel wire and two superbly executed Turk’s heads. The 32” broadsword style blade is 1 - 1/2” at it’s widest point with two fullers on each side marked Me Fecit Solingen with the Solingen running wolf and three sunken cartouches on each side featuring a man in armor holding a polearm. CONDITION: Hilt is good throughout showing very little wear. Grip is very good with only one strand of wire slightly proud. Blade would rate excellent except for some pitting and rust beginning 13” from the spatulate point. Remnants of an old museum inventory in fragmentary white paint on left side of ricasso. One of the most attractive and decorated chiseled hilt swords to be sold in many, many years. 10,000 - 20,000

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LOT - 1282 1282 - A SAXON HAND-AND-A-HALF SWORD, POSSIBLY FOURTH QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY, OF A TYPE FOUND IN THE SAXON ELECTOR GUARD ARMORY AT DRESDEN. Blade Length: 38” Overall Length: 48” The 38” hand-and-a-half blade with typical Saxon cross and short fuller. Lines with dashes flowing into the guard. The blackened iron hilt with two rings and elaborate four rings at back. Straight quillons ending in acorn type finials. The ovoid pommel, blackened en suite with hilt, has six flanges and incised decoration withing. The waisted wooden grip with old black leather covering. CONDITION: Extraordinarily good, blade is polished and looks very much like other daggers and swords that were sold from the Saxon armory during dispersals beginning in the early 20th century and continuing until the 1960’s at Sotheby’s London. Guard retains much of what appears to be original blackening. Pommel is blackened over old fine pitting. Leather grip is excellent with only minor wear. Sword is 48” overall and balances correctly 6” forward of quillons. Note: Swords such as this were copied by the famous Dresden sword maker Conrad, however, this particular sword is not oversize as most of Conrad’s copies are and therefore it is distinctly possible that this is a genuine piece from the Saxon armory. Regardless, it is a most elegant and attractive hand-and-a-half sword. 3,000 - 6,000

LOT - 1283 1283 - 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 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. 1,000 - 2,000

LOT - 1284 1284 - MARKED GERMAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR HANGER. Blade Length: 22 - 3/4” Overall Length: 28 - 3/4” 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. 1,000 - 1,500

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LOT - 1285

1285 - LOT OF 2: PROCESSIONAL SWORDS, 17TH CENTURY AND LATER. Blade Length: (A) 49” (B) 39 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 68” (B) 72” Lot consists of (A) with 49” blade, 69” overall. Has what appears to be a period guard. Cutting blade itself is 36” long. Waisted grip remnants of old fabric covering. Hexagonal pommel of iron. Blade is much later than the guard. CONDITION: Blade with light rust, guard with deep age patination and pierced fluer-de-lis decoration, well forged. Pommel showing some age. Overall an acceptable example of a composite processional sword. (B) is a modern cast reproduction with a 39 - 1/2” blade, 72” overall with wire wrapped grip. CONDITION: Blackened from the casting process. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 1286 1286 - LOT OF 4: A COLLECTOR’S LOT OF FOUR SWORDS INCLUDING A PERSIAN CAVALRY SWORD, A GERMAN WORLD WAR I LION HEAD OFFICER’S SWORD, A FRATERNAL SWORD, AND AN 18TH CENTURY CONTINENTAL SMALL SWORD. Blade Length: (A) 30” (B) 26” (C) 29 - 1/4” (D) 31 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 37” (B) 32 - 1/2” (C) 34 - 1/4” (D) 36 - 5/8” Lot consists of (A) Fraternal sword of standard form, blade etched in gilt Charles Taylor. The hilt of silver plated brass, grip elaborately wrapped with gilt wire. CONDITION: Rusted scabbard, faint original gilting on sword, etching is crisp. Grip has darkened csilver plating. Grip is good with all wire intact. (B) 18th Century small sword with triangular blade. Brass hilt with downturned quillons. Rounded pommel missing its D guard. CONDITION: Dark patinated blade, no gilding remaining on brass, all wire for grip missing but two Turk’s heads intact. No scabbard. (C) Persian sword of standard form with long single fullered blade and Farsi numbers at ricasso. CONDITION: Blade is dark, scabbard is missing it’s throat, shows dents, and is generally distressed. (D) German Eagle Head Officer’s sword of standard pattern with gilt brass hilt, wire wrapped plastic grip, and black painted scabbard. CONDITION: Crisp, shiny blade with minor erosion at throat, easily removed. Hilt retains considerable original gilding, grip wire is intact. Scabbard is slightly corroded but shows considerable original black enamel paint. 600 - 800 130

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LOT - 1287

1287 - 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. 15,000 - 30,000

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LOT - 1288 1288 - AN EXCELLENT SHINTO KATANA BY KUNITSUNE, 27 - 7/8” CUTTING EDGE, UBU ONE HOLE NAKAGO, IN EXCELLENT POLISH. Blade Length: 27 - 7/8” Overall Length: 38” This splendid sword has an exuberant choji-midare hamon with kobayaki spots above each wave and executed in excellent nia and nioi. Hada is mokume with jinie scattered throughout. Ubu nakago with full signature in virtually pristine condition. Sugikai yasurimei. Although Kunitsune is a chusaku listed maker in Fujishiro in page 234 the sword is more of a Jo-saku katana with one of the finest temper lines we have seen in a long time. CONDITION: Sword is in nice full polish with slight looseness and shinogi. Form of sword is excellent. Contained in a beautiful old honoki wood shirasaya of the best quality. Silver foil wrapped habaki. Sword basically needs nothing done to it except to be cherished as one of the better Shinto katanas extant. 4,000 - 6,000

LOT - 1289 1289 - A GOOD SHINTO KATANA, TAIRA SCHOOL, SIGNED MORINAO, CIRCA 1650. A 27 - 1/2” (70cm) blade with complex straight temper line showing considerable activity. The tang with two holes. Suriage with full seven character Morinao signature. CONDITION: Blade is excellent, having been polished by Moses Becerra. Mokume hada with a few extremely minor openings and a few insignificant areas of very old pitting, which were not removed during polish. Silver habaki with cat scratching. NBTHK paperwork guaranteeing signature authentic as well as other correspondence. Contained in a fine shirasaya by the noted shirasaya Michael Virgadamo. A genuine signed 17th century Japanese samurai sword. 3,000 - 5,000

LOT - 1290 1290 - A FINE O-TANTO BY ECHIZEN TSUGUHIRO, SIGNED AND DATED. Blade Length: 11 - 7/8” Overall Length: 18” The 11 - 7/8” blade is thick and wide. Kochoji temper line with pronounced turn back at boshi. Jinie scattered throughout the hada. Tang is perfect for a Shinto sword, one mekugi-ana yoko surime. Mino godo tsuba, soft metal. Iminogoto Fujikashura. Copper menuki. CONDITION: Blade is in full old sashikomi polish with all details visible and no flaws other than some extremely minor, almost unnoticeable shintetsu. Mounts in good condition. Plain black lacquer scabbard. One of the better Shinto tantos by a Fujishiro Chujo saku maker, see page 164. 1,500 - 2,000 132

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LOT - 1291 1291 - A GOOD KOTO KATANA, UNSIGNED, POSSIBLY 15TH CENTURY, 27 - 1/4” BLADE, O-SURIAGE. Blade Length: 27 - 1/4” Overall Length: 36 - 1/2” The blade with medium curvature of shinogi tsukuri shape with complex ko midare temper line. The tang with two mekugi-ana showing great age and excellent color. Appears to be masame hada. CONDITION: In good old polish with only extremely minor stains, some openings, but none serious. Silver washed habaki. Sword is contained in a very old, probably 19th century, shirasaya with elaborate sayagaki attributing sword to Norimitsu. Sword is a worthy candidate for shinsa. 1,200 - 1,800

LOT - 1292 1292 - AN UNUSUALLY FINELY CARVED IVORY JAPANESE TANTO, CIRCA 1880. Blade Length: 10 - 1/2” Overall Length: 17” Although made in sections, the quality of carving on this tanto sets it apart from the usual tourist items one sees. The handle, made in two sections, ends in a very finely carved dragon with carved teeth and inlaid black eyes. The tsuba, finely carved, and the saya is carved with Japanese samurai warriors in battle, ending in the scaly body of the dragon. Saya has a single ashi, or hanger, finely carved en suite. Blade is 10 - 1/2” long of Shobu tsukuri shape, no temper visible. CONDITION: Tsuba has one age split, otherwise ivory is in relatively good condition with some dirt. A far better than usual one of this well known type. 1,000 - 2,000

LOT - 1293 1293 - LOT OF 2: A SHINTO WAKIZASHI AND SHIRASAYA, MEASURING 19” BLADE, TANG WITH TWO HOLES, SIGNED NAGIYOSHI?, AND SHIRASAYA WITH SAYAGAKI, TOGETHER WITH A NAGINATA SHAPED WAKIZASHI WITH 19” BLADE . Blade Length: (A) 19” (B) 19” Overall Length: (A) 26 - 1/4” (B) 27” Lot consists of (A) Shinto Wakizashi with the blade with thin ko suguha temper line. Shinogi sukuri form blade. Slightly suriage nakago with two mekugi-ana. CONDITION: In almost full polish with no major kizu, patination on the nakago is excellent. Habaki with a heart cutout. Blade contained in an old shirasaya with well executed sayagaki in good condition. (B) Naginata shape with thin temper running close to the edge. Grooves are inexpertly cut. Nakago with one mekugi-ana showing great age. A stout blade and an interesting shape. CONDITION: Blade with a serious kizu 3” from the tip on the right side. Several other minor tateware and a number of microchips to edge. Possibly a very old blade and well worthy of study. Blade has an old brown wrapped handle with mismatching fujikashura, copper habaki, and plain wood saya, repaired with tape. 1,000 - 1,500

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LOT - 1294 1294 - A GOOD SHINTO WAKIZASHI IN SHIRASAYA WITH FUJIWARA SHIGE SUGU, DOUBLE SILVER HABAKI. Blade Length: 16” Overall Length: 22” A broad powerful Wakizashi of shinogi sukuri form with exuberant choji midare hamon showing great activity. Hakago is ubu with one hole and sugikai yasurei. CONDITION: Blade is very fine in almost full bright old polish with only a few minor stains and no visible flaws. Double silver habaki in good honoki wood shirasaya. A good Shinto wakizashi. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 1295 1295 - A WELL MOUNTED SHINTO WAKIZASHI, 17 - 15/16” BLADE, WITH TWO CHARACTER SIGNATURE. Blade Length: 17 - 15/16” Overall Length: 24” The blade in bright full excellent polish with hochoji hamon temper line. Mokume hada shinogi tsokuri form. Tang is suriage with one mekugi-ana. The smith who shortened the blade retaining a portion of the original nakago to preserve the signature. Cat scratched silver foil habaki. Soft metal tsuba with gold details. Handle mounted in daimyo style with fine but unsigned shkudo nanako. Copper menuki, horn kashira, modern rewrap. Black lacquer saya in fine condition. Kogai with prancing horses. Signed Kozuka blade. A nicely mounted wakizashi. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 1296 1296 - A LONG KOTO TACHI WITH RED LACQUER SHUMEI, 29 - 1/4” LONG, WITH SAMURAI MOUNTS. Blade Length: 29 - 1/4” Overall Length: 40 - 1/2” The deeply curved shinogi sukuri form blade with midare hamon and decorated with three he on each side, two thin and long, one wide and short. Hakago with eight character shumei in red lacquer, Tachi signed, three meguki-ana, one at base near jiri. Cracked ice pattern gilt habaki. Old iron tsuba. Handle with iron fuchikashura and copper menuki. CONDITION: Blade showing great age but no significant flaws and only minor shintetsu. Temper appears to be all there but details of point obscured, Nie distinctly visible under magnification. Sword would make for an excellent iato or would fill a space in a collection and possibly worth sending to Shinsa to verify authenticity of the shumei. 1,000 - 1,500

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1297 - LOT OF 2: MOUNTED SHIN SHINTO WAKIZASHI WITH 18” BLADE TOGETHER WITH A MOUNTED SHIN SHINTO YOROI-DOSHI WITH 8 - 1/4” BLADE. Blade Length: (A) 18” (B) 8 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 24 - 1/2” (B) 13 - 3/4” Lot consists of (A) Wakizashi of shinogi-tsukuri form. Details of blade obscured by poor polish. Nakago is unsigned with one mekugi-ana. Tsuba is signed and interesting with gold highlights. Fuchi-kashira of Mino-Goto in shakudo-nanako with gold Ho-Ho bird. Menuki LOT - 1297 of Goto flowers. CONDITION: Blade is poor needing polish with several chips (hakobore). Copper habaki. Handle in good condition, Lacquer scabbard is split. (B) Yoroi-doshi is in poor condition throughout. The stout hira-tsukuri blade with details obscured. Handle with mismatched fuchi-kashira. 700 - 900 1298 - LOT OF 3: JAPANESE MILITARY OFFICER’S SWORDS IN SCABBARDS. Blade Length: (A) 30 - 3/4” (B) 30 - 1/2” (C) ? Overall Length: (A) 37 - 3/4” (B) 36 - 3/4 (C) 31 - 1/4 Lot consists of (A) Japanese Naval Officer’s sword in brass mounts, fish skin grip, wire wrap. Details of blade unknown as it is seized in scabbard. Retains original bullion knot. CONDITION: Seized in scabbard. Scabbard is greatly deteriorated. Mounts are fair. (B) A long D guard Japanese officer’s sword, 30 - 1/2” blade, narrow fuller, no visible temper, one piece construction. Brass D guard with nice patination. Wood grip with wire wrap. Nickel plated scabbard with one ring. CONDITION: Blade is stained, hilt is unpolished dark brass, wood grip is good but wire is LOT - 1298 sprung. Scabbard rates very good with only light corrosion throughout. (C) A Japanese officer’s sword with 30” blade, serial number 57517. Steel hilt with checkered wood grip en suite with checkered pommel. Standard pattern. Spring clip on left side fits into scabbard. Blued steel scabbard with one carrying ring. CONDITION: Blade is good, has been sharpened. Hilt is crisp retaining considerable original blue. Nagoya arsenal stamp on guard. Scabbard retains considerable original blue with a few door pinches toward drag. 600 - 800 1299 - LOT OF 4: JAPANESE BLADES WITH SCABBARDS. Blade Length: (A) 31” (B) 28 - 3/4” (C) 30 - 1/8” (D) 7 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 37” (B) 34” (C) 35 - 1/2” (D) 13 - 3/8” Lot contains: (A) Japanese World War II Infantry Officer’s Kyu Gunto sword. Features a slightly curved single fuller steel blade with temper line, brass guard chased with Japanese florals and an ebony grip wrapped with strands of brass wire. Complete with black scabbard with gold painted mounts. CONDITION: Good. Blade has some scattered LOT - 1299 dark areas and hilt retains a mostly unpolished patina with generous traces of gilt finish. Scabbard with some minor denting and minor losses to finish. (B) Another, as described above but with a smaller hilt and a nickel plated scabbard. CONDITION: Good. Blade with some minor freckling and marks from scabbard. Hilt retains a dark patina with generous traces of gilt finish in protected areas. Scabbard with some frosting and freckling. (C) Type 1899 Model 32B Japanese Cavalry sword. Features slightly curved single edge and single fuller steel blade. Left side of ricasso stamped with “76111”. Blade appears to be plated and has been sharpened. Steel guard with checkered backstrap and checkered wooden grip. Guard and steel scabbard are nickel plated. CONDITION: Good. Blade has some marks from scabbard and shows sharpening marks. Scabbard and hilt are frosted and have some freckling overall. (D) Meiji period tanto with hiratsukuri blade with 7 - 1/2” length. Tsugha mon, sentoku mounts highlighted with silver. Adventurine scabbard missing kozuka and kojai and kojiri. CONDITION: Blade is stained but no major pitting and no chips. Mounts rate good. String wrap about to come undone, needs attention. Scabbard with scattered losses. 400 - 800

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LOT - 1300

1300 - A MAGNIFICENT GOLD CEYLONESE KASTANE, DECORATED WITH MORE THAN A HUNDRED BEZEL SET CEYLONESE RUBIES AND OTHER STONES, 18TH CENTURY. Blade Length: 13” Overall Length: 23” This splendid museum quality Kastane, the national sword of Ceylon, is a symphony of gold, silver, and precious stones. The hilt of characteristic dragon form, decorated in two colors of gold and gold on silver. Gold consisting of bright yellow complimented by rose gold. The rubies inlaid in tendrils of gold, pierced through and inset. The dragon head with ruby eyes and well cast and chased teeth. The guard with a dragon’s head, also inlaid with rubies, and a faceted large spinel. The crossguard with yellow gold, rose gold, and ruby eyed dragons. Ricasso of pierced yellow gold, cast and chased with flowers. The drooping quillions with ruby eyed dragons complimented by yellow and rose gold inset panels. The scabbard of what appears to be solid rose gold overlaid with pierced yellow gold panels with cast and chased flowers ending in a magnificent rose and yellow gold dragon’s head with ruby eyes and what appear to be faceted river diamonds. Weighs 12.6 Avoirdupois Ounces. The 13” blade of great age has been wrapped in a silver sheath for presentation purposes. CONDITION: Hilt would be excellent with one ruby missing from one dragon head and the tongue of the dragon absent. One ruby missing from right side of grip. All other rubies appear intact and original. One ruby missing from the eye of the right quillion dragon. The scabbard in excellent condition with only one minor loss to a prong of the chape. The gold in remarkable condition. One ruby missing from the eye of the dragon finial. The chape with an elaborate English coat of arms, the motto “In Deo Non Armis Fido”, the motto of the Morse Family. The Kingdom of Kandy lost its autonomy to the English in 1817. While this Kastane appears to be of 18th century origin, it likely resided in the Royal Treasury until the English rule began at which time it may have been given to a member of the Morse family for services rendered. PROVENANCE: The MUSEO DEL ORO DEL PERU MIGUEL MUJICA GALLO. The quality and magnificence of this Kastane renders to it suitable for any museum in America or abroad and is superior to the example in the Victorian Albert museum and would be the centerpiece of the finest collection of ethnographic weapons. 150,000 - 250,000

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LOT - 1301

1301 - THE MAGNIFICENT IMPERIAL NAPOLEONIC RUSSIAN ORMOLU MOUNTED SABER OF PRINCE IVAN IVANOVICH ODOEVSKY (1792-1814) DATED 1810. Blade Length: 33” Overall Length: 41” Undoubtedly the most artistically and historically significant Imperial Russian sword to be offered in America since the September 1945 Gimbels sale of three shashka from the Imperial Collection at Tsarskoe Selo (one of which, the cased garniture of the Tsarevich Nikolaevich Alexei formerly in the Collection of Robert M. Lee, remains in private hands), Prince Odoevsky’s saber is splendid in every respect and a true battle sword. The Odoevsky saber is similar to the magnificent swords awarded to British sailors and soldiers for distinguished actions during the Napoleonic Wars by the Patriotic Fund of Lloyds, only even more impressive. Designed in the Empire Style popular with all the royal courts of Europe at the onset of the 19th century, particularly in the Court of Tsar Alexander I in which all things French were greatly admired and French was spoken rather than Russian, the Odoevsky saber is 41 inches overall with a 33 inch blade and weighs an astonishing six pounds one ounce. Despite its massiveness, the sword itself is a perfectly balanced battle weapon. The Prince’s sword is mounted with a superb Damascus blade as was the fashion in Russia during the period as Damascus blades were justly renowned for their supreme sharpness, resilience, and beauty. The blade is of the finest watered (wootz) steel from Esfahan (Isfahan) and signed and dated by the maker, “Work of Assadillah Esfahani (Assadillah of Esfahan) 1215 (1800-1801)”. The blade tang is threaded, permitting the pommel nut to attach the hilt, indicating that it was specifically crafted for the Prince’s sword on special order. Even prior to the Battle of the Pyramids in 1798, the fashion of using Ottoman Damascus sword blades and gun barrels in European swords and firearms was prevalent due to the unparalleled excellence of Damascus steel. Many fine European wheel-lock and flintlock guns have Middle Eastern barrels from guns captured following the Siege Of Vienna in 1683. After Napoleon’s return to France in 1799, the mounting of Damascus blades in European sabers became commonplace. The hilt of fire gilt ormolu bronze exhibits the very finest Russian craftsmanship consonant with the mounts on Imperial furniture of the period. The richness of this technique can only be equaled by solid gold, which is too soft for use in battle. The pommel is cast and chased with floral designs. The crossguard features two cast and chased flowerheads from which emerge an eagle and, at the other end, a fluted quillion. The triangular langlets are cast and chased with exquisitely detailed Medusa heads crowned with a martial stand of arms. The scabbard of fire gilt ormolu with six windows framing the striking, contrasting jet black leather covered wooden liner. The mounts are superbly cast and chased with martial trophies of arms surmounted by fierce lion heads. The motifs celebrate classical Greek and Roman warrior’s armor with swords, shields, and spears in stands of arms all executed in the finest style equal in quality to Nicolas Noel Boutet’s best swords from the Manufacture de Versailles such as the naval swords made especially for Napoleon and Marshal Joachim Murat, King of Naples. Adding to the stature of the sword as a piece of extraordinary Russian historical interest and elevating it to Russian Imperial National Treasure status is the period presentation in Cyrillic translating to “YEAR 1810 PODPORUCHIK I.I. ODOEYEVSKY”. Deputy Director Sergey Lvov of the War of 1812 Museum in Moscow has confirmed that Prince Ivan Ivanovich was killed in action on 29 January 1814 at the Battle of Brienne in France. A portrait of the Prince in civilian dress is in the Moscow State Historical Museum. Prince Odoevsky had a distinguished military career serving with the Pavlogradskii Hussars. His heroic conduct at the Battle of Kobrin was sufficiently outstanding as to merit the Anna 3rd Class. As if the splendor and artistry of the sword itself were not sufficient to be on interest to any collector or institution added to its significance as a battle weapon owned by a renowned Russian prince, the sister of Ivan Ivanovich, Princess Varvara Ivanova Odoevsky, wrote a series of letters describing life in Napoleonic Moscow used by Count Leo Tolstoy as background material for his most famous novel, War and Peace, in which Tolstoy specifically mentions the Pavlograd Hussars. As Tolstoy based his characters on actual historical personages it is likely that Prince Ivan Ivanovich Odoevsky was one of them. Further research will strengthen the association of the Prince’s sword with one of the world’s greatest authors and his tour de force novel of the Napoleonic Wars from a Russian perspective. The condition of the blade is excellent with the beautiful wootz Damascus pattern clearly visible and the maker’s signature entirely legible. The massive gilt bronze ormolu mounts retain nearly all their original bright mercury fire gilding with only minor wear. Due to an old fracture in the knucklebow there is some minor refreshing to the gilding in the area affected. The presentation inscription is pristine and the calligraphy of the engraving masterful. The black leather has been professionally refreshed to the highest museum standard. Provenance: Captain Louis Peugnet of the Garde Imperial du Corps, The Stone House, St. Vincent, New York, The Stone House owners The Prince Ivan Ivanovich Odoevsky Sword is a collection in itself and worthy of a place of the highest honor in any American or Russian private or public collection. 50,000 - 100,000 138

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LOT - 1302 1302 - LOT OF 23: VINTAGE MILITARY MINIATURE SWORDS & SCABBARDS. Blade Length: Vary Overall Length: Vary

Lot consists of 23 finely made miniature swords patterned after life size military swords of the 19th century and earlier. All are made of metal and have fine detail. You really have to examine this great little collection to fully appreciate the fine detail applied to each different example. CONDITION: Excellent. 700 - 1,000

LOT - 1303

1303 - IMPERIAL RUSSIAN DRAGOON SABER PRESENTED TO GENERAL NELSON A. MILES. Blade Length: 32 - 7/8” Overall Length: 37 - 1/4” This 1890’s Imperial Russian officer’s cavalry saber was presented to General Nelson Miles, well known Indian fighter on his visit to Russia in 1897 to observe military maneuvers. Blade has a triple fuller with acid etched Imperial crests just above the ricasso on either side. Left side of ricasso is stamped with the knight’s head maker mark of Weyersberg, Kirschbaum and Solingen. Right side of ricasso is marked “F. FICHTE SOLINGEN.” Scabbard is fine Moroccan leather over wood with all brass fittings. PROVENANCE: Saber had passed through family descent to the great-grandson of General Miles, Sherman Miles II. He donated it to the Family History Foundation in Bryan, Texas in 1982. The saber was subsequently de-accessioned and obtained by Dr. Frank Wagner for his cavalry museum in New Orleans. Original notarized letter from 1982 is present and will be included with the saber. CONDITION: Excellent overall. Blade is mirror bright with original factory edge with no nicks, pitting, or rust. Brass hilt and guard show wonderful dark gold un-cleaned patina to the brass and crest of Tsar Nicholas the II near the pommel. 6,000 - 8,000

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1304 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH HEER SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 34 - 1/2” (B) 32 - 1/2” (C) 30 - 1/2”” Overall Length: (A) 41” (B) 41” (C) 38”

LOT - 1304

Lot contains: (A) Heer Lion Head sword, (B) Heer “Eickhorn” Dove Head sword, and (C) Heer “W.K.C.” Dove Head sword. (A) Heer Officer Lion Head sword with an unmarked 34 - 1/2” blade which appears to have been heavily polished, as no plating remains. Blade has moderate runner and scattered marks with light freckling to 10-15% of its surface. Ruby glass eyed gold gilded aluminum fittings retain 90-95% of their original finish, with damage present on the top of the pommel from what appears to be from a blade replacement. Wire-wrapped trylon grip is undamaged. Black painted steel scabbard retains approximately 90% of its original finish, with scattered light marks throughout. CONDITON: Blade is good, fittings are excellent, and scabbard is excellent. Overall very good to excellent condition. (B) Heer Officer deluxe Dove Head sword with “Eickhorn” marked 32 - 1/2” nickel plated blade, with very light runner marks. Brass fittings have a nice patina, and wire-wrapped trylon grip is undamaged. Black painted steel scabbard retains approximately 95% of its original finish, with finish missing on the loop and ring. Scabbard is too long for the blade, and is likely to have been replaced. CONDITON: Blade is mint, fittings are excellent, and scabbard is near mint. Blade and scabbard are likely replacements. Overall near mint condition based on the finish. (C) Heer Officer (Fire Protection Officer assigned) deluxe Dove Head sword with “W.K.C.” marked 30 - 1/2” chrome plated blade, with very light runner and scattered marks. Gold gilded aluminum fittings retain 80-85% of their gilt, and wire-wrapped trylon grip has several loose strands. Cross-guard eagle is a variant used by “W.K.C.”. Black painted steel scabbard retains approximately 80-85% of its original finish, with scattered marks and freckling throughout. Sword retains the correct fire protection officer portepee, and has several damaged wire strands. CONDITON: Blade is near mint. Fittings, scabbard, and portepee are excellent. Overall excellent condition. 1,200 - 1,600

1305 - LOT OF 2: THIRD REICH POLICE NCO SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 29” (B) 29 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 34 - 3/8” (B) 35”

LOT - 1305

Lot contains: (A) “Krebs” Polizei NCO sword, and (B) “Alcoso” Polizei NCO sword. (A) Nickel plated “Krebs, Solingen” marked blade with light scattered marks. Steel fittings are nickel plated with patina, and wire-wrapped grips retain approximately 90% of their black finish with one strand of wire being loose. Lower grip fitting and police eagle retain less than 50% of their finish. Correct porteppee is attached. Steel scabbard retains approximately 95% of its original black painted finish, with light scattered marks. Nickel plated steel fittings have a nice patina with more than 90% of its original finish present. CONDITION: Excellent plus. (B) Nickel plated “Alcoso, Solingen” marked blade with light scattered marks. Steel fittings are nickel plated with patina, and wire-wrapped trylon grip is undamaged. Lower grip fitting retains 85+% of its black finish, and police eagle retain less than 50% of its finish. Correct porteppee is attached. Steel scabbard retains 95+% of its original black painted finish with light scattered marks. Nickel-plated steel fittings have a nice patina with the upper fitting being dark and the lower one exhibiting light freckling. CONDITION: Excellent plus. 1,200 - 1,600

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1306 - LOT OF 2: THRID REICH LUFTWAFFE SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 29” (B) 28” Overall Length: (A) 37 - 1/2” (B) 36 - 1/2”

LOT - 1306

Lot consists of two Luftwaffe Officer swords: (A) and (B). (A) The 29” chrome plated blade is marked “E.F. Horster”, has light runner marks, with a couple of light nicks on one edge. The early nickel plated cross guard and pommel retain about 85% of their original finish, with scattered marks. The blue leather grip retains 90-95% of its finish, and is wound with two strands of twisted wire. The blue leather wrapped steel scabbard has scattered marks, with about 12” is its edge damaged, and a 1/2” area exposing the steel core. The plated scabbard throat, rings, and tip retain 85-90% of their original finish, with a nice patina, mild freckling, and a couple of minor dents on the tip. The original hanger is present in 95% condition. CONDITION: Blade is excellent +, fittings are excellent, and scabbard is very good + to excellent. Overall condition is excellent. (B) The 28” chrome plated blade is marked “W.K.C, Waffenfabrik Solingen”, has moderate runner marks, with rough edges, with about 10% of its blade exhibiting freckling. The blade is warped approximately 1” in the middle. The early nickel plated cross guard and pommel retain about 80% of their original finish, with scattered marks, minor freckling, and a 1” dent to one side of the pommel emblem. The blue leather grip retains 90% of its finish, with four 1/4” areas of damage, and is wound with two strands of twisted wire. The leather is missing from its steel scabbard, has been painted black, and was bent and cracked, with a repair 12” from the tip. The plated scabbard throat, rings, and tip retain 70% of their original finish, with patina, mild freckling, and its two throat screws missing. The original hanger is present, with one loop broken, and in 65-70% condition. CONDITION: Blade is very good+, fittings are excellent, and scabbard is fair. Overall condition is good to very good. 900 - 1,300 1307 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH SWORDS AND DRESS DAGGER. Blade Length: (A) 31 - 1/2”, (B) 31 - 3/4”, (C) 9 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 39”, (B) 36 - 1/2, (C) 14 - 1/2” Lot contains: (A) Third Reich Police NCO Degen, (B) Heer “Wrangel” Pattern Dove Head Sword, and (C) Third Reich Police Dress Bayonet. (A) The 31-1/2” steel blade of the Police Officer’s Degen is in overall excellent condition. The blade is maker marked for the firm of “F.W. Holler”. The blade exhibits an overall dull grey appearance, and is without any damage to LOT - 1307 the cutting edge. The Degen’s hand guard and pommel cap are constructed of a silver plated steel which exhibits a nice even patina. The pommel nut is of the earlier step type used by Holler. The wire bound, black ebony grip is in overall excellent condition. A brass based police emblem is skillfully, and originally, inset into the grip. The black painted steel scabbard is in overall excellent condition. A few small scattered light marks are observed on the reverse of the scabbard, which show through to the base metal. The silver plated steel drag and scabbard throat are in overall excellent condition. The patina and aging of the scabbards fittings match that of the blades fittings. It is likely that this is an untouched example. CONDITION: Overall excellent. (B) The Third Reich Era Dove Head Sword is produced by the firm of “Carl Eickhorn”. The pattern of this sword is known as a “Wrangel”, which belongs to the “Field Marshall Series” put out by the Carl Eickhorn firm during the era. The nickel plated steel blade of the sword measures 31-3/4” in length and is in overall near mint condition. The hand and cross guard of the sword are made of a fire gilded brass with beautiful motifs as accents. The wire bound black trylon grip is in overall near mint condition. The black painted steel scabbard is in excellent condition with areas of light pattered marks predominately near the scabbards drag. CONDITION: Overall near mint. (C) The Firemans Dress Bayonet has a nickel plated steel blade which is in overall near mint + condition. The blade is maker marked for the firm of “Carl Eickhorn”. The leather blade buffer has a split on one end, but is still intact. The nickle plated hilt and guard are in near mint condition. The riveted grip plates are made of a black bakelite, and are in near mint condition. The black painted steel scabbard is in near mint + condition. The bayonet is complete with a leather frog, which is in overall very good condition showing areas of wear and slight cracking of the leather. CONDITION: Overall near mint. 600 - 900 142

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LOT - 1308

1308 - 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 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. 20,000 - 40,000

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LOT - 1309 1309 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD LION POMMEL SHORT SABER WITH IVORY GRIP. Blade Length: 28 - 7/8” Overall Length: 35” For an example of a similar lion head pommel, see plate 139.S on page 108 of “Swords and Blades of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. The slightly curved blade has a center fuller and above another partial fuller as well as a 10” false edge. The steel eight-slot guard is gadrooned on both sides of the outermost bars. The knucklebow is fluted. The lion head pommel shows great detail, including a pierced mouth, engraved teeth, and a roped ring just above the grip. The ivory spiraling grip is also gadrooned. The sword comes with an associated brass mounted scabbard with dates quite a bit later. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with some areas darker, edge has a series of nicks, presumably from use. The hilt retains a dark patina and is in excellent condition. Grip has a couple small chips at bottom, on left side, which have been smoothed from use. Scabbard is very good and mounts retain a dark patina. A nice officer’s sword. 3,000 - 5,000

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LOT - 1310

1310 - RARE U.S. SURCHARGED AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR NAVAL CUTLASS. Blade Length: 30 - 1/2” Overall Length: 35” For a nearly identical example, but without the U.S. surcharges, see plate 372.S on page 185 of “Swords and Blades of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. Straight tapered blade with narrow partial fuller and false edge, stamped “US” in early large font at ricasso. Iron “double ellipse” guard with large “US” surcharge on ellipse at knucklebow. Knucklebow is flat and shows separations to layers of hand-forged iron. Smooth cylinder of lapped iron around grip. CONDITION: Blade retains a heavy brown patina with some corrosion, marking shows proper age. Hilt retains a mostly dark heavy patina with corrosion commensurate to that on blade, marking is deep and shows proper age. A very scarce and desirable American Revolutionary War period cutlass. 3,000 - 6,000

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LOT - 1311 1311 - HISTORIC REVOLUTIONARY WAR STIRRUP HILT CALVALRY SABER WITH SCABBARD ATTRIBUTED TO MAJOR JOHN PARR. Blade Length: 31 - 5/8” Overall Length: 36 - 3/4” This saber, probably French in origin, is accompanied by a detailed letter from Giuliano Cipolla. He explains that he purchased this sword in 2001 from a descendant of Captain, later Major, James Parr. Parr fought most of the Revolutionary War in the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment under the command of Captain Danial Morgan. After the battle of Saratoga, he states that Captain Parr was presented this sword from a high-ranking French officer who volunteered under Colonel Morgan. The presenter was a General in the French Army and gave Parr his sword before returning to France. Parr reportedly carried this sword for the remainder of his service. He was one of the select marksmen that Washington utilized to tun the tide of the war. This fine sword has a slightly curved blade with a wide shallow fuller and a narrow partial fuller along the spine, there is a 7” false edge towards the tip. The finely made brass hilt is engraved with single line borders and has a straight guard with languettes. The knuckle bow has a three-ball design and is constructed with dovetail joints. The grip is black enameled wood decorated with twin strands of braided brass wire. The sword is complete with a black leather scabbard with embossed gilt brass mounts decorated with foliate designs and stippled grounds. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina and shows a series of nicks on the edge, probably from battle use. The hilt has a mellow patina and some scattered marks. Grip very good. Scabbard mounts have some minor denting and throat mount shows generous traces of gilt finish around shield-shaped frog stud. Leather has had some added finish and surface shows crazing and cracking. Scabbard has been modified for languettes, meaning that it is possibly associated. A fine saber with a very interesting attribution. 2,500 - 5,000

LOT - 1312 1312 - AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA CAVALRY SABER WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 33” Overall Length: 38” This sword is accompanied by a signed letter stating that it is from the private collection of author Richard H. Bezdek and that it was displayed in his library. The sword is featured on page 548 of his book “American Swords and Sword Makers”. For another identical example, see plate 351.S on page 178 of “Swords and Blades of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. Neumann dates the sword circa 1775-1780. The Spanish style blade is possibly of American manufacture and is slightly curved with three partial fullers. The brass hilt features two branches on the left side, a forward facing quillon, and a backstrap integral with the bird’s head pommel. Leather grip has three strands of copper wire and a sheet brass ferrule at front. Complete with associated black leather scabbard with brass mounts; throat mount has a frog stud. CONDITION: Blade shows some wear and corrosion. Grip has been professionally re-wrapped. Hilt retains a dark patina. Scabbard very good with some crazing and minor losses to surface. Top mount a period replacement. A very nice American horseman’s saber. 2,500 - 4,500

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LOT - 1313 1313 - 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. 2,000 - 4,000

LOT - 1314 1314 - AMERICAN CUTLASS WITH CLAM SHELL GUARD. Blade Length: 23 - 1/2” Overall Length: 27 - 3/4” For a very similar example, see plate 365.S on page 183 of “Swords and Blades of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. Wide slightly curved blade with partial single fuller near top. Iron shell pattern guard with engraved lines. Thin forward curling quillon and thin knucklebow with flattened sections in center. Bone grip. CONDITION: Very good with dark heavy patina on all iron components. Grip shows some wear from use. Nice Revolutionary War or earlier sword. 1,500 - 2,500

LOT - 1315 1315 - AMERICAN BONE HANDLED REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD HANGER. Blade Length: 31 - 3/8” Overall Length: 36” This crudely made Revolutionary War hanger has a slightly curved single fuller blade with 7-1/4” false edge, probably English. The simple cast iron guard has a stirrup hilt, flat integral pommel cap, and a small quillon. The grip is octagonal and of bone. CONDITION: Blade has been partially cleaned and has some dark heavy patina, a few battle nicks on edge. Hilt retains a dark patina and grip is yellowed with one minor chip at pommel on left side. A nice American made sword. 1,200 - 1,800

LOT - 1316 1316 - A REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN (?) SWORD OF MILITARY TYPE WITH THREE BRANCH STEEL GUARD. Blade Length: 27 - 3/4” Overall Length: 34” The steel guard of great sophistication as two of the branches are inletted into the broad knuckle guard. The urn shaped pommel of typical late 18th century form. The leather covered wooden grip with a single strand of flat copper wire binding it. The blade of backsword form with two narrow fullers. CONDITION: Condition of the pommel and guard is smooth metal on outside and rough blackened surface on interior. The blackened leather covered wooden grip showing great age but is untouched throughout. Copper wire unpolished. 27 - 3/4” blade with staining and pitting and two brazed repairs showing great age. 34” overall. This sword could well have been carried by an officer during the American Revolution and it is most attractive. 1,000 - 2,000 146

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LOT - 1317 1317 - 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 clam shell 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. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 1318 1318 - AMERICAN HUNTING SWORD OR CUTTOE MARKED ADAMS. Blade Length: 19 - 3/8” Overall Length: 24 - 1/2” 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. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 1319 1319 - AMERICAN CUTTOE OR HUNTING SWORD WITH ANTLER GRIP. Blade Length: 22 - 3/8” Overall Length: 27 - 5/8” Straight unfullered blade. Dished “S”-shaped guard and plain iron pommel cap. Antler grip. A nicely made Revolutionary War period American sword. CONDITION: Very good with dark patina overall. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 1320

1320 - COMPOSITE SWORD WITH BLADE DATED 1704. Blade Length: 31 - 1/4” Overall Length: 37” This sword features a double edged, tapered diamond section blade; both sides decoration with starts, dated 1704, and inscribed with large initials “MV”. The ricasso on one side shows a white museum or collection number. Hand forged ‘S’ shaped iron guard and plain wooden grip tapered at both ends with a flat iron pommel cap and a ferrule at the base. This sword is of an unusual form and was possibly assembled in America. CONDITION: Blade retains a dark patina with many “battle nicks” on both of the edges. Hilt retains a dark patina and grip retains much of its blackened finish. Tang appears undisturbed. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 1321 1321 - BRASS HILTED FRENCH GRENADIERS HANGER. Blade Length: 23 - 1/4” Overall Length: 28 - 5/8” For an identical example, see plate 62.S on page 82 of “Swords and Blades of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. Neumann dates this sword between 1767 and 1791, stating that in 1767, an ordinance gave specific details for this new pattern of grenadier’s saber. The sword has a slightly curved single edged blade with flat faces, the right side is engraved with foliate motifs, a large engraved flaming bomb, and a small crown over “R” proofmark. The opposite side has “GRENADIER” engraved in large letters over a flaming grenade. The spine is inscribed “M=Ture R=le Datsace”. The hilt is solid cast brass with a bird’s head pommel with tall capstan and grip fluted. Backstrap is faceted. CONDITION: Blade retains a spotted grey patina, with some dark areas and scattered pitting. Engraving is very good and visible. Hilt retains a dark patina with a few scattered marks from use and some minor damage to capstan. A very nice Revolutionary War era grenadier’s hanger. 800 - 1,200

LOT - 1322 1322 - COMPOSITE AMERICAN SILVER HILTED WOLF’S HEAD HUNTING SWORD (CUTTOE). Blade Length: 27” Overall Length: 33 - 1/4” For a nearly identical example see plate 120.S on page 101 of “Swords & Blades of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. The sword featured in the book is believed to have been Ethan Allen’s dress sword. 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

LOT - 1323 1323 - 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 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 - 800 148

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LOT - 1324 1324 - AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA HANGER. Blade Length: 22” Overall Length: 26 - 3/4” This sword is similar to plate 69. S on page 84 of “Swords and Blades of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. It has a slightly curved blade with wide, single fuller and thin, deep fuller. Simple, hand forged cast guard and wood grip with brass ferrule at each end. CONDITION: Blade retains a dark patina and shows heavy wear, tip has been shortened and rounded during period of use. Guard retains a dark patina. Grip shows large age crack on right side and brass ferrules retain a dark patina. 500 - 800

LOT - 1325 1325 - 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” 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 - 1326 1326 - BRITISH STYLE HANGER. Blade Length: 24 - 1/4” Overall Length: 29 - 1/2” Slightly curved single fuller blade with running fox stamped “HARVEY” inside. Brass hilt with two branches on right side, cast spiraling grip, and flattened ball pommel with large turned capstan. Front of guard inscribed “M=CUMBERLAND” and “7/36”. CONDITION: Blade shows a freckled surface with applied grey patina, marking on right side is quite worn. Hilt polished and showing a few light scattered marks. 400 - 600

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LOT - 1327 1327 - AMES MODEL 1852 NAVAL OFFICERS SWORD WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 27 - 1/2” Overall Length: 33 - 1/4” This example is one of the best known to exist. Features a slightly curved single edge blade with wide, shallow fuller and narrow deep full on each side. Both sides feature 16-1/2” panels of etched decoration. The right side with a stand of arms and a USN flag, a vacant plaque with a star border, a fouled anchor with patriotic shield and etched near the ricasso “Ames Mfg. Co./ Chicopee/ Mass”. The opposite side features a rope intertwined with oak leaves and acorns, a “U.S.N.” banner, a fouled anchor and an eagle perched on a cannon. Standard gilt brass Model 1852 hilt with pierced guard chased with USN banner and oak leaves and acorns in high relief. The quillon is a chased dolphin’s head. Grips is wrapped with white sharkskin and twisted gilt brass wire. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts featuring relief knot ring mounts and serpent at drag. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade retains almost all of its original polish with a few scattered light grey spots. The hilt retains approximately 95-98% gilt finish. Scabbard is excellent with a few light storage marks and a few darkened areas. It would be hard to find a finer example. From the Jim Linton Collection 5,000 - 8,000

LOT - 1328 1328 - U.S. 1807 CONTRACT WILLIAM ROSE & SONS CAVALRY SABER AND SCABBARD. Blade Length: 34 - 3/4” Overall Length: 40” Circa War of 1812, this scarce Philadelphia made horseman’s saber has a single fuller blade and is iron mounted. 34-3/4” single fuller blade marked W. Rose & Sons on spine of blade. William Rose of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania had a contract from the U.S. Government for 2,000 of these swords. CONDITION: Blade is grey overall and has some scattered areas of light mossing and a few blade nicks. The wood grip has 50% of its original leather intact with the twisted brass wire wrap missing. This saber retains its extremely scarce original iron and leather scabbard, which is the nicest one we have seen offered. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner Cavalry Museum collection. 3,000 - 5,000

1329 - AMES MODEL 1832 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICERS SWORD. Blade Length: 31” Overall Length: 37 - 3/4”

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This fine example features a polished double edged steel blade with partial fuller in center on each side and 16-1/2” etched panels on both sides. The right side is decorated with an American Eagle, “U.S.” in a wreath, crossed cannons, and American flags. The opposite side is decorated en suite and marked “N.P. Ames/ Cutler’s/ Springfield”. Gilt brass hilt with boat guard, the top with a pierced heart. The knucklebow on both sides is decorated with a series of balls and the olive shaped pommel features double roped borders in the center and engraved feathers on the lower section. The capstan is decorated with stars. Silver wire wrapped grip. Complete with original black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts decorated with bands of fluting. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade retains about 98% original polish with a couple minor spots of staining near ricasso and throughout. Hilt retains approximately 85-90% original gilt finish with some minor thinning on sides of guard. Scabbard is excellent, showing a couple minor cracks, mounts retain about 98% original finish. It would be hard to find a nicer example. 2,000 - 4,000 150

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LOT - 1330 1330 - AMES MODEL 1841 NAVAL CUTLASS WITH SCABBARD. Blade Length: 21” Overall Length: 26 - 3/4” This sword features a double edged diamond section steel blade marked on the ricasso on the right side “NP Ames/ Springfield” and on the other side “U.S.N. 184-/ NWP”. Features a cast brass two piece hilt of standard form with scale decorated grip and eagles on each side of the pommel. This sword is complete with its black leather scabbard with brass mounts. CONDITION: Very fine. Blade shows a bright surface overall with some nicks to edges and scattered areas of corrosion. Markings show some wear. Hilt retains a dark patina with some scattered marks from use. Scabbard is very good with some cracks to surface and one small area of loss near drag. Brass mounts retain a matching patina to hilt and have some denting. From the Jim Linton Collection 1,500 - 2,500

LOT - 1331 1331 - A GOOD AMERICAN EAGLE HILT OFFICER’S SWORD WITH ELABORATE CARVED AND CHECKERED BONE GRIP, CIRCA 1840. Blade Length: 30 - 1/2” Overall Length: 36 - 3/8” 30 - 1/2” blade with single fuller and etching of florals and shield with an arrow on right, left side with American eagle and riband E. Pluribus Unum. No makers mark visible. Elaborate cast and chased bronze hilt with fierce eagle pommel. Raised relief eagle on langets. Carved and checkered bone grip. Brass scabbard with two hangers. CONDITION: Hilt is excellent, retaining much original bright gilding, bone grip is good with the usual chips up towards the pommel. Blade etching is worn but visible with no serious rust and only very minor pitting on left side. Brass scabbard retains only faint traces of original gilding and has a number of significant door pinches. An attractive eagle hilt. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 1332 1332 - AN EAGLE HEAD OFFICER’S SWORD WITH REEDED BONE GRIP AND SILVER PLATED SCABBARD WITH PRESENTATION TO COLONEL WILLIAM T. MARTIN FROM FRIENDS, CIRCA 1830. Blade Length: 29 - 1/2” Overall Length: 35 - 1/2” 29 - 1/2” long double edged blade with narrow single fuller, etched with florals and American eagle surrounded by riband with E Pluribus Unum. Right side with trophy of arms. Brass crossguard with relief American eagle on rock, fierce eagle head brass pommel. Knuckleguard consisting of a brass chain. Silver plated scabbard of brass with two hangers engraved on right side of scabbard “Colonel William F. Martin / From Friends”. According to our consignor, William T. Martin was appointed Colonel of the Jeff Davis Legion cavalry and assigned to Jeb Stuart’s Corps. At the Battle of Chickamauga his staff were surrounded by an overwhelming number of Union troops and Martin decided to try and fight their way through. A Union soldier from Ohio grabbed Martin as he tried to get past, grabbing Martin by the belt. The belt broke and Martin escaped, but he lost this sword to the Ohio soldier. The Ohio man returned the sword to Martin after the Civil War was over. William Thompson Martin ended up as a Major General in the Confederate army. We have no way of verifying if he was in possession of this sword during battle. CONDITION: Blade is smooth grey patina, etching somewhat worn. Brass fittings, one silver plated with traces remaining, particular in recess on eagle. Reeded bone grip, split for its entire length on both sides but still tight. Scabbard with considerable silver plating remaining and no serious dents. An attractive eagle head sword with great history. Consigned directly to our firm from William T. Martin’s descendants. 1,000 - 1,500

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1333 - AN ATTRACTIVE 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SABER WITH SILVER GRIP. Blade Length: 32” Overall Length: 38”

LOT - 1333

Double fuller blade, maker marked “Tomes, Son & Melvain. / New-York.” on left side of blade, just above ricasso. Right side ricasso has tombstone proofmark. Blade is acid etched for approximately 2/3rds of blade with foliate patterns and a large “U.S”. on left side, right side has foliate patterns with a stand of arms. Pierced guard with with floral designs. Of interest on this sword is the grip, which is made of silver and retaining only a vestige of silver wire. Iron scabbard with two hangers, decorated with small stars. CONDITION: Sword retains an honest pleasing patina overall, blade was cleaned over light age freckling with some significant pitting towards tip. Grip is good, sans all but the smallest piece of wire, with remnants of what may have been a shell pattern on raised areas. Scabbard attractive with some nicks and areas of use and a deep brown age patina. A pinkie nail sized spot on the drag is somewhat reddish and may be from where verdigris was removed. Drag with door pinches. 800 - 1,000

1334 - LOT OF 2: US MODEL 1832 MARINE OFFICER’S SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 30” (B) 25 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 35 - 1/2” (B) 30 - 1/2”

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Lot consists of: (A) Model 1832 non-commissioned officer’s sword by Horstmann. Features a curved blade with wide, shallow fuller on each side and panels of blued and etched designs as well as engraved arms motifs and foliate motifs. Brass Model 1832 reverse ‘P’ hilt with brass eagle head pommel. Guard has languettes and is stamped “HORSTMANN” in a cartouche on the front. Re-wrapped brown leather grip with twisted brass wire decoration. CONDITION: Blade has traces of gilt and blue finishes but has scattered areas of heavy corrosion and patina. Sword has some marks from a recent attempt at cleaning on both sides. Hilt retains a dark mustard patina. Grip has been professionally re-wrapped and languettes are bent outward. (B) Model 1832 musician boy’s sword. Slightly curved blade with single, wide, partial fuller and 8” false edge. Brass ‘D’ guard and solid brass rib with integral eagle head pommel. CONDITION: Blade shows a grey patina with some scattered dark spotting. Hilt retains a dark mustard patina with scattered marks from use and some flattening and hammer marks on top of pommel. 600 - 900

LOT - 1335 1335 - LOT OF 2: AMES 1860 NAVAL CUTLASS AND SHORT SWORD. Blade Length: (A) 20 - 1/2” (B) 26” Overall Length: (A) 25 - 7/8” (B) 31 - 7/8” Lot consists of: (A) Short sword with wide, slightly curved blade with flat faces; right side marked with a large “P” near ricasso. Brass guard with languettes and brass bird’s head pommel with integral backstrap. Leather wrapped grip. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with some minor losses to edge from sharpening during period of use. Brass hilt and pommel have been cleaned but now retain a mellow patina, languettes bent inward. Grip shows some losses to surface of leather wrap. (B) Model 1860 Naval cutlass. Blade dated 1862; standard configuration. Inside of guard stamped “11M / 696”. CONDITION: Blade retains a heavy brown patina with corrosion overall, date is partially obliterated, some nicks to edges. Hilt retains a dark mustard patina with some denting to guard and a few scattered marks from use. Grip has lost all of its leather wrap and shows some chipping and age cracks. 300 - 500 152

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1336 - AN EXTREMELY FINE AND ELABORATE STATUE HILTED CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION SWORD WITH AMETHYST INLAID GILT BRASS MOUNTS AND SILVERED SCABBARD. Blade Length: 31 - 1/2â&#x20AC;? Overall Length: 39 - 1/4â&#x20AC;? The blade elaborately etched and gilt for 3/4 of its length. Right side with U.S. and spread eagle with riband Union and Liberty, retailed by Schuyler Hartley and Graham, New York. Left with panel For Union and Liberty and trophy of arms, E Pluribus Unum. Blade by Klauberg. The elaborate hilt with Lady Liberty crowned with helmet and dragon holding a laurel wreath and shield with the head of Medusa. The elaborate pierced and gilt guard features eleven faceted bezel set amethysts (two missing) and gilt monster head. The scabbard with three mounts all set with faceted amethysts, seven on locket, ten on middle mount, and seven on drag. The silvered scabbard engraved with shield and stars. CONDITION: Blade retains nearly all of its original bright polish and nearly all of its original gilding showing very little wear throughout. Hilt retains most of its original gilding. Lady Liberty retains most of her original silvering. Two amethysts missing as noted. Scabbard is very fine except for longitudinal score and denting on right side. Mounts retain much of original gilding and all of their original faceted amethysts. Drag has two door pinches but affect only the off side. One of the handsomest Civil War presentation swords we have had the privilege of offering. 12,000 - 15,000

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1337 - PRESENTATION M1840 CAVALRY SABER TO CIVIL WAR BRIGADIER GENERAL WILLIAM B. HAZEN. Blade Length: 36” x 1 - 1/2” Overall Length: 41 - 1/2” M1840 “wristbreaker” cavalry saber with acid etched presentation blade to “WILLIAM B. HAZEN - 9th INDIANA VOL USA.” This historic sword was presented to William Babcock Hazen (September 27th, 1830 – January 16th, 1887) who was a career United States Army officer who served in the Indian Wars, as a Union general in the American Civil War, and as Chief Signal Officer of the U.S. Army. His most famous service was defending “Hell’s Half Acre” at the Battle of Stones River in 1862. The sword was given to him by the troops of the 9th Indiana Volunteer Infantry for services rendered as their brigade commander at Stone’s River. Hazen was born in West Hartford, Vermont, but moved to Ohio at the age of three. He spent his boyhood in the town of Hiram and formed a close personal friendship with future President James A. Garfield. He graduated from the United States Military Academy, in 1855, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 4th U.S. Infantry. Before the Civil War, he served primarily in the Pacific Northwest and Texas, where he was wounded severely on November 3, 1859, during a fight with the Comanches along the Llano River. He was absent on sick leave until 1861. Soon after the fall of Fort Sumter, he was promoted to captain of the 8th U.S. Infantry, and by October 29th, 1861, he was Colonel of the 41st Ohio Infantry. Starting in January 1862, he commanded a brigade in the Army of the Ohio, under Major General Don Carlos Buell. His first major battle was Shiloh, where Buell’s army arrived on the second day (April 7th, 1862), in time to counterattack the Confederate army for a Union victory. In the fall of 1862, Hazen fought under Buell at Perryville. His brigade was reorganized into the XIV Corps (later to be known as the Army of the Cumberland) under Major General William S. Rosecrans, and, in this organization, Hazen served in his most famous engagement, the Battle of Stones River, at Murfreesboro, Tennessee. On December 31st, 1862, the Confederate forces under General Braxton Bragg delivered a devastating assault that caught Rosecrans by surprise and drove his forces back three miles (5 km), leaving their backs to the Stones River. Hazen’s brigade defended a small cedar forest known by the locals as “Round Forest”. Hazen and Brigadier General Charles Cruft were at a salient in the Union line, whose loss would have given the Confederate a complete victory. Major General George H. Thomas and Lovell H. Rousseau, Hazen’s division commander, concentrated artillery to support them. Several Confederate attacks were beaten off. Their defense was so spirited against heavy odds that they arguably saved the Union line. The four acre Round Forest is now known informally as “Hell’s Half Acre”. Hazen was wounded in the shoulder during the fight and was promoted to brigadier general, effective November 29th, for his gallantry. Months after the battle, a monument was erected by veterans of the fight in a small Union cemetery at the site. This is considered to be the oldest monument erected on a Civil War battlefield. The Hazen Brigade Monument stands in the brigade’s cemetery marking the position defended by that unit during the Battle of Stones River on December 31st, 1862. It is the oldest American Civil War monument still standing in its original battlefield location. Colonel William B. Hazen’s brigade played a central role in the fighting at the Round Forest on the first day of the Battle of Stones River. Hazen’s men held their position between the Nashville Pike and the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad through four Confederate attacks. The brigade’s determined resistance ended the advance of the Confederate Army of Tennessee and kept it from pushing the Union Army of the Cumberland back to Nashville. After the battle, Hazen and Colonel Isaac C. B. Suman, 9th Indiana Volunteers, felt there was a need for a monument to honor the soldiers who died at Stones River. Lieutenant Edward Crebbin, Company F, 9th Indiana, led a detail of soldiers who built the monument between June and October 1863. They placed the monument in the midst of the 55 soldiers buried in the brigade cemetery. In 1864, two soldiers from the 115th Ohio Infantry carved the inscriptions on the monument. Hazen continued with the Army of the Cumberland through the successful Tullahoma Campaign, the serious Union defeat at the Battle of Chickamauga in XXI Corps, and the victorious Battle of Chattanooga in IV Corps. Hazen’s brigade played a major role in the crossing at Brown’s Ferry near Chattanooga that, together with the arrival of troops under Major General Joseph Hooker, opened the line of supply or “Cracker Line” to the Army of the Cumberland, penned into its defenses by the Confederates. Hazen was promoted to brevet major in the regular army for Chickamauga and brevet lieutenant colonel for Chattanooga. He served under Major General William T. Sherman in the Atlanta Campaign, the

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March to the Sea, and the Carolinas Campaign, in the Army of the Cumberland and then in the Army of the Tennessee. He distinguished himself at the Battle of Pickett’s Mill while still leading a brigade in IV Corps. His brigade had to attack without adequate support and suffered badly. Later, asked where his brigade was, Hazen replied, “Brigade, Hell, I have none. But what is left of it is over there in the woods.” Hazen was elevated to division command in XV Corps late in the Atlanta Campaign. During Sherman’s March to the Sea, Hazen’s division distinguished itself in the capture of Fort McAllister, Georgia, on December 13th, 1864. This action opened communications between Sherman’s army group and the United States Navy. He was promoted to brevet colonel in the regular army in September 1864 and to major general of volunteers on December 13th, 1864. Very late in the war, he commanded the XV Corps of the Army of the Tennessee and was eventually promoted to brevet major general in the regular army, March 13th, 1865. As the U.S. Army was drawn down following the war, Hazen was re-designated as colonel of the 38th U.S. Infantry (a Buffalo Soldier regiment, one of four such infantry regiments) in July 1866 and transferred to the 6th U.S. Infantry in March 1869. He served primarily on the Western frontier, including being stationed at Fort Buford in the Dakota Territory from 1872 to 1880, but he also visited Europe as an observer during the Franco-Prussian War. One of Hazen’s most important roles on the frontier was handling the negotiations that preceded the Battle of Washita River. Hazen offered testimony in one of the procurement corruption scandals that rocked the administration of President Ulysses S. Grant, which resulted in the resignation of Grant’s Secretary of War, William W. Belknap. The Belknap scandal was tied to other disputes over promotions and squabbles over credit for victories in the Civil war. One of the squabbles pitted Hazen against Major General David S. Stanley over the exact location of the monument at Stone’s River. Stanley, who was fighting other generals over credit for the Union victory at the Second Battle of Franklin, argued that the monument was in the wrong place. Stanley was a friend of Belknap, which ties the controversies together. Hazen also engaged in controversy by criticizing George Armstrong Custer’s book Life on the Plains in one of his own books. (Custer had criticized Hazen’s dealings with chief Black Kettle before Washita River.) Hazen’s relationships with Custer and with his superiors in the post-war army were such that the writer Ambrose Bierce called him “The best hated man I ever knew”. On December 15th, 1880, President Rutherford B. Hayes promoted Hazen to brigadier general and appointed him Chief Signal Officer of the U.S. Army, a post he held until his death. His tenure was noted for focusing his department on basic research, rather than the practical matters that occupied his predecessor, Albert J. Myer.[4] But he also continued to generate public controversy. One of the duties of the U.S. Army Signal Corps at the time was the management of the Weather Service and Hazen criticized the government’s lack of response to the distress of the International Polar Year expedition to Fort Conger, Lady Franklin Bay (on Ellesmere Island, Canada). The expedition, led by Lieutenant Adolphus Greely, departed in the summer of 1881, and in 1882, a scheduled resupply effort failed, leaving the 25 men of the expedition without support to survive the winter about 500 miles (800 km) from the North Pole. In 1883 a rescue party commanded by Lt. Ernest A. Garlington also failed to rescue the stranded party. By the time the rescue expedition of June 1884 reached Greely, only he and six of his command remained alive. Hazen publicly criticized Secretary of War Robert Todd Lincoln for his handling of the affair, citing his refusal to send further assistance after the failure of Garlington’s rescue mission, until Greely’s wife, Henrietta, forced Lincoln to act in response to outraged public opinion. Lincoln censured Hazen for his public criticisms and Hazen was court-martialed in 1885, resulting in a mild reprimand from President Chester A. Arthur. The newspapers, however, backed Hazen against Secretary Lincoln. Hazen married Mildred McLean, daughter of Washington McLean, the owner of The Washington Post. After his death, she married Admiral George Dewey on November 9th, 1899. Hazen died in Washington, D.C., having been taken ill after attending a reception held by President Grover Cleveland, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. The New York Times, in its obituary, called Hazen “aggressive and disputatious”, traits that served him well on the battlefield but made him powerful enemies in peace time. Hazen, Nevada, and Hazen Bay Alaska are named in his honor. CONDITION: Blade is excellent with strong contrasting acid etched presentation against a frosty backdrop. Forward of the presentation blocks are wild grapevine, with stacks of flags and arms underneath. There are no dents or blade chips visible. No maker mark, but most likely a German import blade. Grip retains all its original fine brass wire wrap with around 30% of the leather flaked off the wood grips. Scabbard is excellent with no dings or dents, and retains 80% of its original brown lacquer finish. 10,000 - 14,000

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LOT - 1338 1338 - A VERY FINE AND ELABORATE LIBERTY HILT CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION SWORD GIVEN TO LIEUTENANT COLONEL AND ACTING INSPECTOR-GENERAL W.D. SMITH, SCABBARD MOUNT ENGRAVED STAPLETON AND CO., WITH SILVER GRIP. Blade Length: 31 - 3/4” Overall Length: 38 - 1/2” 31 - 3/4” blade etched and gilt with motto “One and Inseperable” on right above a trophy of arms. Left side with beautifully etched American eagle and raised relief riband etched “E Pluribus Unum”. Stamped at ricasso W. Klauberg. The elaborate hilt with Liberty in high relief, crown with head of Zeus and castle. Knuckle guard with relief cast and chased U.S. Basket cast and chased with eagle and shield in high relief. Grip appears to be of solid silver, engraved with flowers and federal shield. The scabbard with elaborate mounts, cast and chased in high relief, the drag, of particular note, has a high relief angel holding a banner reading “Union Forever”. CONDITION: Blade is very good retaining strong traces of gilting with strong etching, some minor rust towards tip. Hilt retains strong traces of gilding and is generally very fine. Scabbard is in very fine condition with strong traces of gilding on the mounts and most of the silver plating remaining on scabbard. None of the usual door dents. Sword retains what appears to be the original bullion knot. The iconography and quality of the high relief mounts on this sword render it a cut above the usual Civil War presentation sword and a careful cleaning with doubtless reveal much of the original gilding. The service record of Lieutenant Colonel Smith is easily researchable and sword will only get better with careful scholarship. A most attractive and unusual Civil War officer’s saber. 9,000 - 12,000

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LOT - 1339 1339 - MODEL 1840 SABER PRESENTED TO MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT LIEUTENANT CHARLES H. TOMPKINS. Blade Length: 34 - 1/4” Overall Length: 40 - 1/4” M1840 presentation cavalry saber with brass throat engraved in script: “Presented to Lieutenant Charles H. Tompkins by Charles W. Elliott - In Commemoration of the Charge at Fairfax Courthouse May 31st 1861.” Imported blade is stamped on the ricasso: HENRY BOKER SOLINGEN, with no other maker marks present. Sword is most likely a special order from Schulyer, Hartley & Graham. Sharkskin grip retains original wire wrap and is solid. Scabbard sow’s scattered dark mottling overall, but is solid with no serious dents is original to the sword. Blade is overall gray with some light mottling with no nicks or dents. Charles Henry Tompkins (September 12th, 1830 – January 18th, 1915) was a Union Army colonel, who received an appointment to the brevet grade of Brigadier General of volunteers during the American Civil War. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor for valor in action on June 1st, 1861 in the Battle of Fairfax Court House. This was the first action in the Civil War for which a Union Army officer would receive the Medal of Honor, although it was not awarded until 1893. Tompkins was born in Fort Monroe, Virginia on September 12th, 1830. He was the son of Colonel Daniel D. Tompkins, a career Army officer, and was the grand nephew of Vice President Daniel D. Tompkins. He received an appointment to West Point from Brooklyn, New York as a member of the class of 1851, though he did not graduate with his class. He resigned in 1849 for unspecified reasons. Tompkins pursued private business interests until enlisting as a Private in the First Dragoons in January 1856, rising to the rank of sergeant before his enlistment ended in January 1861. He served on the western frontier and was recognized for his performance at the Second Battle of Pyramid Lake near Pyramid Lake, Nevada in June 1860. Tompkins received his commission as a 2nd lieutenant in the 2nd U.S. Cavalry Regiment in March 1861. It was in this unit that he gained fame for his heroism in action at the Battle of Fairfax Court House while a 1st lieutenant, to which he was promoted on April 30th, 1861. Tompkins was reassigned to the 5th U.S. Cavalry Regiment on August 3rd, 1861 and served as the regimental quartermaster. On April 24th, 1862 he received a volunteer commission as colonel of the 1st Vermont Cavalry. He resigned his volunteer commission on September 9th, 1862. During the war, he received brevets (honorary promotions) to major, lieutenant colonel, colonel and brigadier general. Tompkins has the distinction of killing the first Confederate officer to fall in the war, Captain John Quincy Marr. His citation reads: “Twice charged through the enemy’s lines and, taking a carbine from an enlisted man, shot the enemy’s captain.” A monument to Captain Marr was erected on June 1st, 1904 near the front of the courthouse where it remains today. It reads: “This stone marks the scene of the opening conflict of the war of 1861–1865, when John Q. Marr, captain of the Warrenton Rifles, who was the first soldier killed in action, fell 800 feet south, 46 degrees West of the spot. June 1st, 1861. Erected by the Marr Camp, C.V., June 1st, 1904.” Tompkins was later appointed as one of the nine officers assigned to the military commission investigating the conspirators involved in President Lincoln’s assassination. Because of a dispute with General Grant, between 1866 and 1881 he was posted to numerous remote and austere western posts. He served the remainder of his career in the Quartermaster Corps, rising to Assistant Quartermaster General on January 24th, 1881. The position of Assistant Quartermaster General, carried a rank of colonel in the Regular Army, to which Tompkins was promoted the same day. He finished his career serving on the east coast, voluntarily retiring on September 12th, 1894. His eldest son, Selah Reeve Hobbie (“Tommy”) Tompkins, was an Army officer who became Colonel of the 7th Cavalry Regiment. His second son, Colonel Frank Tompkins, also served as a career army officer including notable participation as a major in the 13th Cavalry in both the raid on Columbus, New Mexico by Pancho Villa and the Punitive Expedition that followed for which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. A large archive of family photos of these men is being offered in a separate lot. 7,500 - 10,000

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LOT - 1340 1340 - A RARE AND HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT CIVIL WAR SABER WITH RAISED CARVED IVORY GRIP AND SILVER SCABBARD PRESENTED TO CAPTAIN JAMES BLISS FROM VETEARNS OF COMPANY B, 8TH NEW YORK CAVALRY. Blade Length: 36” Overall Length: 44” The heavy 3 foot long blade is etched on right side with a large fierce American eagle and E Pluribus Unum, left side with U.S. Stamped on ricasso W. Klauberg. The three branch hilt of gilt brass with Lady Liberty pommel. The ivory grip is a work of art, carved in relief, with crested helmet, two sabers, and crossed pistols. Silver scabbard engraved towards the drag with a flag and U.S.C. for United States Cavalry, held by union officer in full uniform with saber at his side. CONDITION: Blade would rate excellent, retaining nearly all of its original bright polish. Very minor discoloration towards ricasso. The ivory hilt with beautiful hand worn mellow patina and one tight crack towards the guard. The gilt brass hilt retaining much original bright gilding. The silver scabbard in excellent condition with beautiful engraving of the Union soldier. Presentation in reserve and one extremely minor dent. Sword retains what appears to be its original bullion sword knot. Captain James Bliss enjoyed a distinguished career as an officer in the 8th New York Cavalry as he was a major present at the surrender at Appomattox. This guarantees that this sword was presented to him by veterans of his unit while the Civil War was still raging. A beautiful and historically important Civil War presentation sword with the ultra rare raised carved ivory grip and silver scabbard. 7,000 - 10,000

LOT - 1341 1341 - RARE TYPE I MODEL 1840 ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SABER BY HORSTMANN. Blade Length: 30 - 3/4” Overall Length: 36 - 5/8” This rare sword features a slightly curved steel blade with two partial fullers on each side. The top of the spine is inscribed “Iron-Proof”. The right side of the ricasso is stamped “HORSTMANN/ & SONS/ PHILLIP” and the left left side is stamped with a king’s head proof. Standard brass hilt with D guard. The quillon, both sides of the knucklebow and on the back of the pommel tang are all decorated with additional designs that are not found on the standard regulation sabers. Black leather covered wooden grip, wrapped with strand of twisted brass wire. Complete with original steel scabbard with two ring mounts. CONDITION: Fair. Blade retains a very dark heavy patina, with tip slightly rounded, and some scattered areas of corrosion. A few nicks are present on the edge. The hilt shows scattered marks from use and retains a dark unpolished service. Leather has worn through in high areas with wood now exposed. Scabbard retains a very dark heavy patina with a few shallow dents on the right side. This is a very scarce and desirable artillery saber. For a similar example, see page 230 of John H. Thillmann’s “Civil War Cavalry and Artillery Sabers.” 5,000 - 8,000 158

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LOT - 1342 1342 - AN EXTREMELY HISTORIC AND RARE WASHINGTON PATTERN SILVER GRIPPED PRESENTATION SWORD BY HORSTMANN AND SONS AND PRESENTED TO THE INTREPID MAJOR ALEXANDER MCCUEN, A HERO OF GETTYSBURG. Blade Length: 34” Overall Length: 41” The 34” blade with double fuller etched and gilt with large eagle on right in relief E Pluribus Unum in riband, left with large US and iron proof towards forte. Right side makers name, W.H. Horstmann and Sons, Philadelphia. Gilt brass hilt pierced with American eagle atop Union shield. Pommel with shield and acanthus leaves. Pommel nut in the form of a pineapple. D guard with baluster decoration. Scabbard with gilt brass mounts comprosing trophy of arms with eagle at chape, elaborate presentation reading” Presented by the Members/ of Compy H / National Guard/ To / Major Alexander McCuen/ As a Testimonial of their Respect. March 1865” Major McCuen was a Captain at Gettysburg made famous due to his decapitation of the color-bearer of the 3rd Virginia and claiming his banner. General Alexander S. Webb witnessed McCuen’s attack and complimented him highly for it. Middle mount with relief portrait bust of General Washington below saber and laurels. Chape with Romanesque trophy of arms comprising Roman faces and Union shield. CONDITION: Blade is excellent with most of its original bright polish and very little staining. Frosting in etched panels is fine. Gilding present in U.S. and eagle. Hilt retains nearly 100% of its bright fire gilding with only minor losses. Silver grip with elaborate triple strand twisted wire. Scabbard mounts retain much original bright gilding. Nickel on scabbard has been refreshed at some point. A similar sword presented to a Medal of Honor winner was sold in the 1990’s at Butterfields for $25,000. McCuen undoubtedly would have received the medal of honor but apparently preferred the brevet promotion. This is a most historic and attractive Civil War sword and we are pleased to offer it. 5,000 - 10,000

LOT - 1343 1343 - A FINE AND ELABORATE CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION SWORD PRESENTED TO LIEUTENANT J. H. CHRISTY BY THE MEMBERS OF COMPANY H, 17TH VOLUNTEERS NEW YORK. Blade Length: 32” Overall Length: 37 - 3/4” 32” blade finely etched and gilt with trophies of arms and large U.S. in panel by W. Klauberg in Solingen. The hilt, bronze gilt, with pommel inlaid with red stone surrounded by red stones. Eagle in high relief on pommel. Basket is gilt and pierced with acorn, oak leaves, and US, ending in a particularly fierce eagle. Braided copper wire wrap silver grip. Steel scabbard with cast and gilt bronze mounts comprising chape, locket, and hanger. The presentation on the locket in reserve. Chape with Union soldier with rifle and bayonet. CONDITION: Blade retains considerable traces of original gilding, some staining, but still bright. Hilt shows little wear but gilding mostly traces. Red stone in pommel damaged and missing two small red stone. Scabbard mounts retaining some original gilding. Steel mostly smooth brown metal. Remarkable, sword has none of the usual door pinches and with careful cleaning would be fine to excellent. A most attractive sword with very unusual scabbard mounts. 4,000 - 6,000

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LOT - 1344 1344 - WELL IDENTIFIED CIVIL WAR 1850 FIELD OFFICER’S SABER WITH EXTREMELY GOOD CIVIL WAR HISTORY. Blade Length: 29 - 3/8” Overall Length: 35 - 1/4” Yerkes fought from the beginning to the end of the Civil War, starting as a second sergeant and rising all the way to Lieutenant Colonel. Yerkes was wounded twice, once at Antietam and once at Peach Tree Creek. 29 - 3/8” blade has unusual etching, E. Pluribus Unum 1862 on left side, right with large U.S., otherwise unmarked. Brass hilt of standard form. Copper wire wrapped leather grip. Leather scabbard with three mounts. Pommel period inscribed “Lieut K. Yerkes, Company D, 5th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry”. CONDITION: Blade is worn but all etching visible, including the extremely rare 1862 date. Brass pommel with deep age brass, inscription with some wear but clearly visible. Leather grip intact. Leather scabbard would rate very good with none of the usual floppiness normally associated with these. Brass mounts with no finish but deep even age color. Drag has a few door pinches, to be expected. Overall, a most interesting sword with the date etched into the blade and from a Lieutenant with a good Civil War service record. 2,500 - 5,000

LOT - 1345 1345 - NON-REGULATION CIVIL WAR CAVALRY OFFICER’S PRESENTATION SWORD PRESENTED TO CAPTAIN ABEEL. Blade Length: 35 - 1/4” Overall Length: 41 - 1/2” This sword was presented to Alfred Abeel by the members of his unit during the Civil War. Originally from New York, Abeel traveled to Pennsylvania and Colorado in search of mining interests and ultimately resided in Michigan. During the Civil War, Abeel raised the Fourth Cavalry in Michigan and was the Captain of Company H, with whom he served until 1863 when he was wounded at Chickamauga. After the war he moved to Waco, Texas, where he lived the rest of his life as an ice manufacturer. His home is still considered a Waco landmark for its unique design and is referred to today as the Cottonland Castle. This highly decorated officer’s presentation sword features an imported steel blade with large shallow fuller and deep narrow partial fuller on each side. The right side features a 23” etched panel with an American flag, arms motifs, a scene of five mounted cavalry soldiers and motifs of instruments. The opposite side shows five cavalry men charging on horseback as well as a large U.S. separated by a patriotic eagle standing on a shield. The gilt cast brass hilt features a pierced guard and counterguard with detailed chased foliate scrolls with flowers on a stippled ground. The guard features a large American eagle in the center standing with talons on a shield surrounded by wreaths and flags. The grip spine shows a mask of Medusa surrounded by serpents in high relief. The capstan is a knight’s helmet with pierced mask and a plume on top. The wooden grip is wrapped with sharkskin and decorated with twisted brass wire. The sword is complete with its original steel scabbard with brass throat and brass ring retaining mounts. Mounts are engraved, the top with a large “U.S.” The back of the top mount is inscribed “Presented/ To/ Capt. A. Abeel/ by the non comm-d Officers/ & Privates/ of Co. H 4th Mich. Cavly.” CONDITION: Good. Blade retains a light grey patina with polished portion of the blade still retaining much of original polish on right side and a bit duller on left side. Etched panels have some scattered grey freckling. The hilt has a crack at the bottom of the guard where the knucklebow begins but is otherwise excellent showing no wear to chased designs and retaining traces of gilt finish in protected areas. The shagrin wrap has separated and there is about a 1/4” gap in the seam. Scabbard is very good showing a light grey spotted patina and the brass mounts retain an unpolished patina matching that of the hilt. This sword is featured on page 263 of John H. Thillmann’s “Civil War Cavalry and Artillery Sabers”. 2,000 - 4,000 160

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LOT - 1346 1346 - AN EXTREMELY UNUSUAL, POSSIBLY UNIQUE, CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S SWORD WITH BLADE ETCHED WITH A BATTLE SCENE FEATURING UNION TROOPS WITH ARTILLERY VERSUS CONFEDERATES, WHO ARE SURRENDERING. Blade Length: 30 - 1/2” Overall Length: 37” The 30 - 1/2” fullered blade, etched right side with large “U.S”, trophies of arms, etched on left with a Civil War battle scene featuring Union troops overcoming Confederate soldiers. The brass hilt, once gilt, features an American Eagle of shield in relief and pierced design of a four leaf clover, possibly indicating ownership by an Irish officer. The pommel with a reserve silver shield and “Union” ribbon. The pommel itself inset with a large faceted stone, possibly topaz. Silver grip wrapped with triple strand braided wire. Scabbard with three mounts, cast and chased with flowers and strapwork. The leather scabbard embossed in relief with what appear to be fish. Very elaborate. CONDITION: Blade is grey but with all etching clearly visible reaching nearly 3/4 of its length. The hilt with a deep even age unpolished bronze with faint traces of original gilding in recesses. The pommel stone with no appreciable damage. The grip itself with a few extremely minor dents, unpolished. Scabbard mounts with only the faintest traces of gilding. The leather itself in remarkable good condition, slightly alligatored, but would rate excellent for a scabbard of the period. A most unusual Civil War officer’s sword. 2,000 - 4,000

LOT - 1347 1347 - A RARE AND DESIRABLE CIVIL WAR U.S.M.C. OFFICER’S SWORD OF FOOT OFFICER PATTERN. Blade Length: 31 - 1/4” Overall Length: 37” 31 - 1/4” blade etched on right side with trophy of arms, American eagle in shield, and E Pluribus Unum. W.H. Horstmann and Sons, Philadelphia, with fort iron proof on spine. Left side of blade etched with foliage and arms, very large U.S.M.C.. Brass hilt, pierced with flowers, pommel of standard form, leather grip with single strand copper wire. Scabbard of standard foot officer’s type with two hangers. Appears to have a period, possibly original, gold bullion knot. CONDITION: Blade is good with etching still visible, tip of blade is deeply pitted on both sides, probably from moisture in scabbard. Hilt is good with age patina, unpolished. Leather grip is excellent with little wear. Scabbard is deep even age brown on steel. Brass mounts with no gilding remaining. Drag with a few minor door pinches. Top mount with a few minor scores. Marine swords of this period are extremely rare. 2,000 - 3,000

LOT - 1348 1348 - RARE AND DESIRABLE 1860 OFFICER’S PRESENTATION SABER BY TIFFANY AND COLINS PRESENTED TO CAPTAIN THOMAS MCCARTY BY THE MEMBERS OF TROOP COMPANY C 70TH REGIMENT NEW YORK STATE MILITIA, OCTOBER 1863. Blade Length: 34” Overall Length: 41 - 1/8” The 34” blade etched and gilt with E Pluribus Unum on right with large spread eagle, large US on left. Ricasso stamped Collins & Co, Hartford, Connecticut, Tiffany and Company in lozenge. The plain brass hilt of typical 1860 cavalry officer style. Grip covered in sharkskin with single braided wire wrap. Brass scabbard with three mounts. Locket mount engraved US with elaborate presentation to Captain McCarty in a reserve. CONDITION: Blade retains some original gilding, stained throughout but with no serious pitting. Sharkskin covered grip in good condition except split along length on underside. Brass hilt retains faint traces of original gilding in protected areas. Sword has never been apart. Brass scabbard with scattered dents and the usual door pinches on drag. Scabbard has never been cleaned and retains a most attractive dark, almost copper, color. A fine Tiffany Civil War presentation saber. 2,000 - 3,000

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LOT - 1349 1349 - CONFEDERATE UNMARKED DOG RIVER CAVALRY SABER. Blade Length: 34 - 1/8” Overall Length: 40” This sword is a solid example of a Confederate cavalry saber from an unknown maker. Classic unstopped fuller. Single strand copper wire grip over original leather. 1840 pattern US scabbard. CONDITION: Blade is a dark chocolate color with moderate pitting. The tip may have been lightly reshaped during the period of use. Wire and wrap are original to this sword, leather having been worn through in areas exposing the wood grip. Brass guard and pommel retain a pleasing dark patina. Scabbard retains a pleasing patina with light pitting. GR 1,500 - 2,000

LOT - 1350 1350 - CONFEDERATE DOG RIVER CAVALRY SABER, UNMARKED. Blade Length: 34” Overall Length: 40” This is a standard unmarked Confederate cavalry saber. Brass hilt has your typical sourthern reddish hue to it due to the high copper content. Plain blade with unstopped fuller. Single strand iron wire on grip appears to be a restoration, as does the leather under it. Sword is accompanied by an 1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber scabbard which is not original to this sword. It is stated in the consignors notes that this item came from the Webb Family of Henry County, TN and was carried by one of their ancestors. We do not know who exactly. CONDITION: Blade is dark showing moderate to heavy pitting. Some nicks in the cutting edge which appears in spots to have been sharpened a long time ago. Brass has a pleasing very dark dirty patina to it. Wire and leather on handle appear to be more contemporary. Scabbard retains a pleasing patina but is in much better condition than the sword, looks to have been plated at some point. GR 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 1351 1351 - CONFEDERATE SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD MANUFACTURED BY E.J. JOHNSTON WITH PAPERWORK. Blade Length: 18 - 1/2” Overall Length: 24” Confederate manufactured artillery short sword by E.J. Johnston, Macon, Georgia. These swords are recognizable due to distinctive features in the cast brass guard. The brass on this example displays the typical flaws associated with legitimate Confederate blades. CONDITION: Blade displays an overall dark brown patina with pitting moderate pitting uniform across the blade. Scabbard is most likely a Union example but fits perfect and is correct model for the sword. PROVENANCE: Former Middle Tennessee Relics. 1,500 - 2,000

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1352 - LOT OF 2: U.S. CIVIL WAR SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 32 - 1/4” (B) 31” Overall Length: (A) 39 - 1/4” (B) 38” Lot consists of two U.S. Civil War Artillery and Staff & Field swords. (A) Model 1840. Manufacturer marking is illegible, but has traces that relate to Chicopee, Mass on left side of ricasso. Right side reads “U.S./M.M./1864”. Grip is LOT - 1352 leather and is wrapped in twisted brass wire. Hilt is made of brass. Complete with steel scabbard. CONDITION: Blade is in excellent condition having only minor spotting and minor nicks to edge. Leather grip is also excellent showing only minor handling marks, brass wire is still evenly wrapped around grip. Hilt Has scattered handling marks and minor spotting. Scabbard is excellent with areas of spotting all around. (B) Model 1850 Staff & Field sword. No manufacturer marking is present. Blade is etched 3/4 of the length of the blade. Leather grip with twisted brass wire and brass hilt. Complete with scabbard. CONDITION: Blade is in great condition showing light spotting along the length, and minor pitting on the left side. Leather grip is in excellent condition showing few minor handling marks and retaining its twisted brass wire. Hilt has turned a pleasing brown patina, also showing minor handling marks. Scabbard shows areas of corrosion with brass components turning a yellow/brown patina in some areas. Overall an excellent lot of two U.S. Civil War swords. 1,200 - 1,800

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1353 - LOT OF 11: CIVIL WAR PERIOD FEDERAL ACCOUTERMENTS. Blade Length: (A) 31 - 3/4” (B) 17” Overall Length: (A) 38 - 1/4” (B) 21 - 1/2” Consists of: A) Model 1840 noncommissioned officers’ sword, ricasso clearly marked “Emerson & Silver Trenton N.J.” and dated 1863. Steel scabbard with brass mounts. CONDITION: Excellent with bright blade and fine brass, the scabbard body repainted. B) Model 1864 cartridge box with “US” embossed on its flap, both tins and inner flap present, tightly stitched tab and belt loops, supple leather. CONDITION: Excellent with minor crazing on LOT - 1353 the body. C) Percussion cap pouch with strong inspectors stamp on its flap, complete with lambs cool interior and vent pick. CONDITION: Excellent with minor crazing on the belt loops. D) Percussion cap pouch with “US” marking on its flap, complete with lambs cool interior and vent pick. CONDITION: Good - very good with moderate crazing to the finish. E) Revolver flap holster with 11” body. CONDITION: Leather is supple but exhibits crazing on the flap, missing its plug and has a split seam. F) .58 caliber angular bayonet and scabbard. The bayonet marked “US” on the ricasso. CONDITION: Bayonet displays a smooth grey / brown finish. Scabbard body with fine crazing and split seam, belt loop exhibits a 1” tear. G) Model 1851 rectangular NCO belt plate with one-piece German silver wreath, on a Model 1874 leather waist belt. CONDITION: Buckle polished and showing moderate wear, leather belt supple but showing crazing. H) Steel carbine hook with 2-1/2” wide loop. CONDITION: Excellent. I) .577 British Enfield brass bullet mold for two-ring bullet, complete with base plug. CONDITION: Very good exhibiting moderate wear. J) Model 1858 bulls eye canteen with stopper and chain. CONDITION: Very good with undented body showing minor rust. J) Percussion cap pouch. CONDITION: Poor, the leather stiff and crazed. K) Two Civil War period ball-top wood carbine cleaning rods measuring 39-3/4”. CONDITION: Excellent. 1,200 - 1,800

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LOT - 1354 1354 - LOT OF 3: CIVIL WAR SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 39 - 3/4” (B) 32 - 1/2” (C) 38 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 30 - 1/2” (B) 26” (C) 32” Lot consists of a Model 1850 Field Officers Sword, Model 1840 NCOs sword, and 1860 Naval Cutlass. (A) Imported Model 1850 Field Officers Sword manufactured by Solingen. Blade is etched 3/4 of the way from the base. Grip is made of shark skin and has twisted brass wire wrapped around it. Brass hilt and pommel. Complete with scabbard. CONDITION: Blade is in good condition with scattered areas of light spotting and corrosion. Sharkskin grip is in good condition with the grip fading to a light brown. Hilt has turned a pleasing patina and shows few handling marks. Pommel retains areas of bright brass, but also has areas of browning patina. Scabbard is in great condition with minor spots of corrosion scattered. (B) Model 1860 Naval Cutlass manufactured by Ames in 1862. Left side of ricasso is stamped “Made by/Ames MFG Co./ Chicopee/ Mass”. Right side is stamped “U.S.N. D.R./1862”. Leather grip. Brass hilt, guard, and pommel. Complete with leather scabbard and frog, which are scarce. CONDITION: Blade is in good condition showing spotting along the length of the blade. Leather grip shows minor surface cracks and handling marks all around. Brass hilt, guard, and pommel have turned a pleasing brown patina. Scabbard is in fair condition with lots of surface wear. Tip of scabbard has been ripped, and there is a small electrical tape repair mid way down. Frog is in good condition with small tear on either side. (C) Model 1840 NCO sword manufactured by Ames in 1863. Left side of ricasso is partially obliterated, but does read Ames. Right side is marked “U.S./DFM/1863”. Grip, hilt, knucklebow, and pommel are brass. Complete with scabbard and frog, which is scarce. CONDITION: Blade is in great condition showing an area of rust and corrosion along the bottom 2 to 2 -1/2” of the blade, spotting scattered throughout. Brass components have turned a pleasing patina and show few minor handling marks. Scabbard shows mild corrosion with the majority of the brass components showing a yellow/brown patina. Frog is in excellent condition showing only surface wear. Overall an excellent assortment of U.S. Civil War swords. 1,000 - 2,000

LOT - 1355

1355 - LOT OF 2: TWO EARLY AND RARE MARINE CORPS SWORDS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY. Blade Length: (A) 28” (B) 23 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 33” (B) 28 - 1/4” Lot consists of (A) 28” blade clip point blade and very broad single fuller, unidentified stamp at ricasso, no other discernible marks. Stirrup hilt with urn pommel. Fluted wood grip. No scabbard. CONDITION: Blade with staining but no real serious pitting, unpolished brass hilt. Fluted wooden grip is cracked with losses. (B) is a Horstmann with 23” blade with single fuller and engraving on blade, stamped Horstmann and Sons, Philadelphia at ricasso, King’s head mark at right side of blade, right side of blade with trophy of arms. All brass eagle hilted grip, simple D guard stamped Horstmann in a lozenge. No scabbard. CONDITION: Blade with medium pitting through its length, heavier at tip. Brass hilt with numerous dents and marks. Horstmann marks clear on both blade and hilt. Engraving on blade worn but partially visible. These early Marine swords are scarce because the Marines were the few and the proud even at that time. 1,000 - 2,000

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1356 - CONFEDERATE SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD WITH PAPERWORK. Blade Length: 18 - 1/2” Overall Length: 23 - 7/8” Wonderful attic condition Roman LOT - 1356 style Confederate Artillery short sword made by E.J. Johnson of Macon, Georgia. This sword displays all the distinct features associated with these model blades: casting flaws, red tinted brass, etc. of a Confederate manufactured example. CONDITION: Sword retains untouched dark red-gold patina on the brass hilt and grip. Under magnification casting grains are visible indicative of the brass being cast in a sand mold. Sword shows evidence of period use, and blade is in relic condition as one would expect. 19” blade is un-fullered, elliptical, and free of major bends or deformities despite the its age. Nice solid example of this style blade. PROVENANCE: Former Middle Tennessee Relics. 1,000 - 2,000 1357 - CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY SHORT SWORD WITH PARTIAL SCABBARD. Blade Length: 18 - 1/2” Overall Length: 24” Classic southern made short sword with all the associated casting flaws one wants to find in real examples. Blade is missing the U.S. style fuller down the center, and entire piece is devoid of maker marks. CONDITION: Blade is grey overall with small tin throat piece and partial frog remaining. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 1357

1358 - LOT OF 4: TWO 1840 CAVALRY SABERS AND TWO 1832 SHORT SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 39” (B) 39” (C) 25 - 1/4” (D) 24 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 32 - 1/2” (B) 31 - 1/4” (C) 19 - 1/4” (D) 18 - 5/8” Lot consists of: Two 1840 Artillery Sabers, both feature the wire wrapped leather handles with single brass guard and both have metal scabbards. One is stamped “US ADK 1865” and made by Ames. The other 1840 is stamped NJ and dated 1862. CONDITION: Both blades are very good with no over-sharpening. Accompanying them is two US 1840 Artillery Swords with metal scabbards and two Model 1832 Short Swords. The short swords LOT - 1358 were a federal designated edged weapon referred to as an Ames Model 1832 U.S. Foot Artilleryman’s short sword. Handsome and ruggedly made, this blade specimen is a product of the Ames Manufacturing Company of Massachusetts. The artilleryman’s sword features a hefty, double-edged, steel blade that measures 19” long x 1¾” wide at the hilt. The swords are marked on the obverse ricasso with “[spread-winged eagle while the reverse ricasso on one exhibits “UNITED / STATES / 1835” while other is stamped 1841 W.S. The solid brass hilts show the typical ‘fish-scale’ handle and eagle marks embossed on both sides of the pommel. Front face of the hilt cross guard on one sword exhibits inspector’s initials: “J.M.” and “H.K.C.” and ORD, while the WS sword has no such stamps. CONDITION: The blades have a pleasing brown finish overall with scattered “spotting”. Minor edge nicks are discernable. Portions of the eagle motif are worn on both. Brass hilt remains tightly attached to blade. The handles are a mellow, bronze patina. The WS stamp may be later manufacture. 800 - 1,200

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1359 - LOT OF 4: CIVIL WAR MODEL 1860 LIGHT CAVALRY SABERS. Blade Length: (A) 36” (B) 34 7/8” (C) 36” (D) 34 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 44 - 1/4” (B) 42 - 3/4” (C) 42 - 1/4” (D) 42” The Model 1860 was used by the U.S. Cavalry during the American Civil War until the end of the Indian Wars, with some being used during the Spanish-American War. (A) Manufactured by Tiffany. One side of riccasso marked with Tiffany markings, other side marked “P.D.L.” in a cartouche. Leather grip wrapped in twisted brass wire. Has unusual steel hilt. Complete with steel scabbard. LOT - 1359 CONDITION: Blade retains grey patina, showing small scattered spotting. Leather grip shows some minor losses and wear, with spots of heavier wear marks towards the middle of the grip. Light corrosion along length of scabbard. (B) Manufactured by C. Roby. One side of ricasso marked with C. Roby markings, other side is marked “US/1864/A.G.M”. Leather grip wrapped in twisted brass wire. Brass hilt. Complete with scabbard. CONDITION: Blade retains grey patina showing few small areas of spotting. Blade shows small knicks along the length of the blade. Leather grip shows mild surface wear all around. Scabbard shows light pitting all around. (C) Imported Soligen 1860 blade. One side of ricasso marked with Soligen and Lunesschloss markings. Other side marked “GF” with an eagle stamping. Leather grip wrap retains 60% of the twisted brass wire. Brass hilt. Complete with scabbard. CONDITION: Blade is in fair condition showing heavy corrosion along length of blade, with pitting at the top three inches of the blade. Brass hilt has turned a brown patina. Leather grip shows light surface wear with small areas of cracking. Brass wire has been nailed into grip and is missing close to a quarter of the wire at the bottom. Scabbard shows light corrosion and pitting. (D) Manufactured by C. Roby. One side of ricasso is marked C. Roby. Other side is marked “U.S./1865/A.G.M”. Leather grip with twisted brass wire. Brass hilt. Complete with scabbard. CONDITION: Blade shows a good amount of spotting. Leather grip has areas of loss and shows multiple cracks. Steel scabbard has turned a grey/brown patina. 800 - 1,200

1360 - LOT OF 4: TWO CIVIL WAR BAND SWORDS AND TWO CIVIL WAR NCO SWORDS WITH VARIOUS DATES INCLUDING 1863 AND 1865, ALL WITH SCABBARDS. Blade Length: (A) 28 - 1/4” (B) 32” (C) 31 - 3/4” (D) 28” Overall Length: (A) 40 - 3/4” (B) 38 - 3/4” (C) 38 - 1/4” (D) 34 - 3/4” Lot consists of (A) Unmarked, undated, stamped at ricasso with a hare’s head and F. P. CONDITION: Blade rusted overall, dark bronze hilt with some cracking, leather scabbard alligatored and with open seam. Chape and locket in good condition. (B) Emerson LOT - 1360 and Silver, Trenton, NJ, US DFM 1863. CONDITION: Pristine bright polished blade with no discernible rust or other defects. Hilt still bright with no significant dents or damage. The scabbard with door dents on drag, light rust on blued scabbard, and repaired belt hook. (C) Stamped Emerson and Silver, Trenton, NJ, US DFM 1863 CONDITION: Good markings but blade with dozens of chips in the edge, which appear to be very old and possibly from use during the Civil War. Hilt has a number of what appear to be battle nicks with good age inside. Grip is crisp. Drag on scabbard with door dents, missing a screw. No original finish remaining on steel part of scabbard but no bad corrosion. (D) 32” Blade stamped at ricasso Emerson and Silver, Trenton, NJ, US DFM inspected 1863. CONDITION: Stained blade with some very minor corrosion at tip. Hilt is crisp. Chape has a number of dents as does drag. Steel scabbard with traces of finish. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 1361 1361 - A GOOD IMPORTED 1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SABER WITH SHEATH. Blade Length: 28 - 3/4” Overall Length: 34 - 1/2” 28 - 3/4” blade of characteristic form with what appear to be French proofs at ricasso. Etched with E Pluribus Unum motto and eagle on left, large U.S. on right. Hilt of standard 1850’s staff and field officer form. Wrapped fish skin grip. Brass mounted scabbard appears to have some of its original lacquer brown. CONDITION: Blade is good with some staining. Fish skin grip and wrap rate very good. Hilt with faint traces of gilding. Scabbard is good. Drag displays the usual door pinches. Scabbard itself is crisp. Sword does not appear to have ever been disassembled. A good example. 800 - 1,200

LOT - 1362 1362 - MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SABER RETAILED BY SCHUYLER, HARTLEY, AND GRAHAM WITH KLAUBERG BLADE. Blade Length: 31 - 1/4” Overall Length: 38” 31 - 1/4” blade etched with Phrygian liberty cap and elaborate eagle with riband in its beak, E Pluribus Unum, and a further Stand By The Union. Left side of blade with Phyrgian liberty cap and U.S. with another Stand By The Union. Characteristic brass guard, fish skin grip with triple braided copper wire wrap. Steep scabbard with three mounts. CONDITION: Blade is good with some wear, no real rust or pitting. Etching of unusual type with Phrygian cap and Stand By The Union motto. Schuyler, Hartley and Graham at forte. Condition of guard is a deep even age brown patina. Scabbard is deep even age brown. Mounts same condition. Drag has the obligatory door pinch. An interesting Civil War saber with rather unusual Phrygian cap and Stand By The Union. 800 - 1,200

LOT - 1363 1363 - MODEL 1840 “WRISTBREAKER” CIVIL WAR SABER WITH KNOT AND HANGERS. Blade Length: 35” Overall Length: 41” This is a very good original example with a decent blade, excellent markings, and an excellent grip wrap with fine original scabbard and period correct leather sword knot and hangers. Saber is marked on the ricasso “COLLINS & CO HARTFORD CONN 1862.” The scabbard is correct for the saber and fits perfectly, however there are no discernible inspector marks. Saber retains its original protective scalloped leather washer at the base of the blade PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. CONDITION: Blade is straight with no bends or nicks, but is stained dark overall. Grip retains all of its original leather and wire wrap and is excellent. Brass hilt and pommel are also excellent and show a very pleasing mellow dark gold patina. Scabbard is mostly bright with small patches of mossing overall. Scabbard is very sound and solid with with only one small dent towards the bottom on one side. 800 - 1,000

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LOT - 1364 1364 - CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY SHORT SWORD WITH PAPERWORK. Blade Length: 18 - 1/2” Overall Length: 24 - 1/2”

Early war production Memphis Novelty Works Confederate artillery short sword. Displays classic casting flaws in the brass, and traits of Confederate construction throughout. Blade is crudely cast with wavy fuller. CONDITION: Dark patina overall with some edge dulling/dings. 800 - 1,000

LOT - 1365 1365 - LOT OF 4: U.S. MODEL 1906 LIGHT CAVALRY SWORDS. Blade Length: (All) 34 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 42 - 1/2” (B) 42 - 1/2” (C) 42 - 1/4” (D) 42 - 1/4” Lot consists of four U.S. 1906 light cavalry swords. The Model 1906 was almost identical to its predecessor, the Model 1860 which was used through the Civil and Indians Wars. The biggest difference between the Model 1906 to the Model 1860 was the steel hilt compared to 1860’s brass hilt. The Model 1906 served as the last curved saber made for cavalry, as vehicular transport was becoming more common place in the military setting post WWI. (A) Manufactured by A.S. Co. Ricasso on right side is marked “A.S. Co./ Flaming Bomb/ 1906”. Left side marked “U.S./ J.H.C.”. Steel hilt. Leather wrapped grip. Complete with scabbard. CONDITION: Blade is in fair condition, showing corrosion and grey spotting the length of the blade. Blade shows few small nicks. Steel hilt has turned gun metal grey and shows areas of corrosion. Leather wrapped grip shows aging with 1 - 1/8” area of loss from grip. Twisted brass wire is not present. Scabbard has turned gun metal grey and shows corrosion the entire length. (B) Manufactured by A.S. Co. Ricasso on right side is marked “A.S. Co./ Flaming Bomb/ 1906”. Left side marked “U.S./ J.H.C.”. Steel hilt. Leather wrapped grip with twisted brass wire. Complete with scabbard. CONDITION: Blade is in good condition with areas of pitting and scattered areas of corrosion. Sharpening marks on top 9” of blade. Steel hilt shows corrosion and surface rust. Leather grip is in good condition with wear scattered all around and area of loss down by the pommel. Scabbard shows surface rust and corrosion the entire length. (C) Manufactured by A.S. Co. Ricasso on right side is marked “A.S. Co./ Flaming Bomb/ 1906”. Left side marked “U.S./ J.H.C.”. Steel hilt. Leather wrapped grip with twisted brass wire. Complete with scabbard. CONDITION: Blade is good showing small areas of pitting and corrosion. Hilt is in good condition, retaining majority of original color. Leather grip is good, but showing areas of loss by pommel and wear all around. Scabbard is in poor condition showing pitting, corrosion, and surface rust all around with a dent on one side. (D) Manufactured by A.S. Co. Ricasso on right side is marked “A.S. Co./ Flaming Bomb/ 1906”. Left side marked “U.S./ J.H.C.”. Steel hilt. Leather wrapped grip with twisted brass wire. Complete with scabbard. CONDITION: Blade is in great condition showing grey patina all around. Steel hilt retains majority of original color with small areas of greying patina. Leather grip is good with areas of loss near pommel and wear all around. Scabbard is great with areas of greying patina and minor handling marks. Overall a nice lot of Model 1906 light cavalry sabers. 600 - 1,000 168

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1366 - LOT OF 2: MODEL 1840 NCO SWORD AND 1830’S FRENCH COURT SWORD. Blade Length: (A) 31” (B) 32” Overall Length: (A) 36” (B) 38 - 1/4” Lot consists of: (A) Klingenthal 1830’s period Louis Phillipine French Court Sword with single fullered blade. High polished ebony wood grip with fancy brass clamshell guard and knights head pommel. Highly polished ebony wood grip. No scabbard present. CONDITION: Excellent overall. Blade is straight with no dents or nicks and is mirror bright with no pitting or rust. Grips are original and tight. Brass is uncleaned and shows dark gold patina and color. (B) M1840 NCO sword with original scabbard and remnants of leather frog. Blade is marked to left side of ricasso: “EMERSON & SILVER TRENTON.” Right side of ricasso is marked: “U.S. 1863.” Brass hilt and pommel are tight and guard is inspector marked: “DEH.” Original iron scabbard retains 50% black lacquer finish. Brass drag and throat both stamped with rack number “80.” CONDITION: Blade is straight with no nicks or rust and displays dark gray mossing overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 600 - 800

1367 - LOT OF 3: CIVIL WAR UNIFORM, SWORD, TINTYPE. Blade Length: 27 - 1/2” Overall Length: 32 - 1/2” Lot consists of: (A) Civil War era Naval Officers frock with tails, Navy epaulettes, gilt brass military buttons intact, satin lined, two sleeve strips, blue wood body, double breasted. CONDITION: Body is fine with usual minor moth damage, lining worn, gold collar ribbon detached. (B) Over-sized 14x10 colorized tin type photograph of Union Civil War Artillery officer with 1840 sword, cannon and ball. CONDITION: Excellent. (3) A reverse P cavalry saber hilted early American with blade slightly curve, dated 1805 and stamped with running fox on both sides of blade. Brass reverse P hilt with birds head pommel and bulbous wood grip. Condition: Blade showing wear and some areas of scattered pitting, dark patina and grip is loose. 600 - 900

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1368 - LOT OF 2: CIVIL WAR PERIOD SWORDS. (A) Model 1860 style cavalry saber with slightly curved polished blade with wide fuller and narrow partial fuller on each side. Right side of ricasso “N.J.” denoted ownership by the state of New Jersey. The opposite side makers mark “BM” for maker J.E. Bleckmann of LOT - 1368 Solingen, Germany. Standard 1860 style cast brass hilt with two branches on right side and leather wrapped grip decorated with copper wire. Complete with nickel plated steel scabbard. CONDITION: Very good, blade retains about 95% of its original polish with some areas of frosting and grey spotting. Hilt retains a pleasing mustard patina with a few scattered marks. Grip is excellent. Scabbard retains about 95% of its original nickel finish with some minor losses at drag and around mounts. (B) U.S. Model 1852 Naval Officers sword. Slightly curved blade, etched on the right side with an eagle, a shield, a fouled anchor, all surrounded foliate motifs. The opposite side has a large “U.S.”, a dolphin, and stands of arms. The ricasso is etched “C. Roby & Co/W. Chelmsford/Mass”. Standard Model 1852 hilt with pierced guard chased with relief acorns, oakleafs, and “U.S.N” in a banner. Dolphins head quillon and knucklebow extension. Shagrin wrapped grip, decorated with twisted brass wire. Complete with steel scabbard with brass mounts. CONDITION: Blade retains a spotted grey patina, showing some light wear. Hilt retains a mustard patina with some light wear and scattered marks. Grip very good. Scabbard mounts retain a matching patina and show some minor denting. Steel portion retains a gun metal grey patina. 500 - 800

1369 - AN 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SABER, IMPORTED AND RETAILED BY H. SAUERBIER, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY. Blade Length: 32” Overall Length: 37 - 1/2” The 32” blade, etched with trophies of arms on right, large LOT - 1369 U.S. on left. Signed at ricasso H. Sauerbier, N.J. Cast and chased brass guard with eagle and shield usually associated with French imports. Waisted grip, leather, bound with three stands of wire. Leather scabbard with three mounts. Engraved with flowers. CONDITION: Scabbard would rate very good, still retaining some original blade finish. Blade is medium to heavy pitted at tip. Etching still clear and visible but stained. Brass guard with no gilding remaining. Scabbard mounts clean, drag with the usual door pinches. An interesting Civil War imported saber. 500 - 800

1370 - LOT OF 2: CIVIL WAR 1860 CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER AND GERMAN WORLD WAR I SABER. Blade Length: (A) 36” (B) 30” Overall Length: (A) 43 - 1/2” (B) 36 - 1/2” Lot consists of (A) Unmarked 1860 Cavalry Officer’s Saber, devoid of any markings except for a small “8.6” near pommel of sword and on drag of scabbard. Possibly import or Confederate. Two fuller curved blade. Three LOT - 1370 branch guard, brass wire wrap over leather grip. Grip is interesting in that it appears to have some kind of twine or thread in between wire, under the wrap. Scabbard with two hangers. CONDITION: Sword is in nice as found condition with a pleasing blend of patina and steel on the scabbard, and a darkening of the brass hilt. Wire wrap is missing two wires near base. Guard has some play to it. Blade is good with some nicks on blade but nothing serious. (B) German World War I Artillery Saber made by Horster and so marked on left side of ricasso. Wide curved single fuller blade. Matching proofs on scabbard throat, sword grip, sword hilt, sword guard, and blade. Spine of blade also has “(Crown) / W / 16” proof. Scabbard with one hanger and drag. CONDITION: Sword retains an even chocolate patina on exposed parts, including scabbard, grip, and hilt. Blade is fine, polished over pitting, with polishing stopping 2” from base of blade. No significant nicks or chips on blade. 400 - 600

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1371 - LOT OF 2: MODEL 1860 CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD & MODEL 1860 LIGHT CAVALRY SABER. Blade Length: (A) 30” (B) 35 - 1/2” Overall Length: (A) 35 - 1/2” (B) 41” Lot consists of two U.S. Civil War swords. (A) Model 1860 Cavalry LOT - 1371 Officers Sword with unmarked blade, Leather grip with twisted brass wire. Hilt and guard is made of brass. Guard is relief cast with military small arms. Pommel and bottom of guard cast with a shield over an eagle. Complete with scabbard. CONDITION: Blade is in great condition with light spotting running the length of the blade. Leather grip is obliterated, showing little leather left with mostly wood showing through the brass wires. Hilt is in poor condition with a dent in the guard and the knucklebow being loose from the bottom of the grip. Hilt shows some areas turning a brown patina. Scabbard is in good condition with light corrosion showing a third of the way from the base. (B) Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber manufactured by Ames in 1848. Left side of ricasso reads “N.P. Ames/Cabotville/ 1848”. Right side reads “U.S./WD”. Leather grip does not retain twisted brass wire. Hilt and pommel are made of brass. Complete with scabbard. CONDITION: Blade is in good condition showing cleaned areas of spotting and corrosion the length of the blade. Leather grip is in fair condition showing wear and a crack about 1 - 1/2” in length on the left side. Hilt and pommel show handling marks all around. Areas on the hilt and pommel have begun turning a brown patina. Scabbard is in poor condition showing corrosion all around. 400 - 600

1372 - ROBY MANUFACTURING 1865 DATED MODEL 1860 LIGHT CAVALRY SABER. Blade Length: 34 - 3/4” Overall Length: 41” 34 - 3/4” double fuller blade with gentle curve. Right side of LOT - 1372 ricasso marked “U.S. / 1865 / A.G.M”, left side marked “C. Roby / W. Chelmsford / Mass”. Brass guard with three branches. Leather wrapped grip decorated with single stand of braided brass wire. Accompanied by iron scabbard with two hangers, which fits the sword extremely well. Drag has been marked on front with “V I I I I”, probably an assembly number. Scabbard is composite, with throat of scabbard marked “85”, body marked “32”. CONDITION: Blade is very fine, with some oil staining on the blade, probably from original oil. Some original polishing marks, and one nick in the blade. Brass guard has turned a pleasing dark color by means of patina. Guard has scattered marks, dents, and scratches from handling. Brass wire wrap intact. Scabbard is a deep even patina on right side, left still has generous areas of bright metal showing through patina. Drag is free of any but the most minor of door pinches. There is a very appealing solder seam running the length of the scabbard that is clearly visible. This is a pleasing, honest, 1865 cavalry saber with a fabulous blade. 400 - 600

1373 - CUT DOWN CONFEDERATE MARKED SWORD. Blade is slightly curved and has been shortened into a clip point form and has been sharpened. LOT - 1373 Each side has a wide shallow fuller. Pierced brass 1850 foot officers sword type hilt with wreath around “CS” below a star on the front of the guard. Leather wrapped grip decorated in twisted brass wire. Quillon in back of part of knucklebow with attachment is absent. CONDITION: Poor. Blade shows a dark patina with some more recent sharpening and heavy wear. Guard shows traces of gilt with a dark patina and is loose. Grip shows some losses to wrap. 150 - 250

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1374 - LOT OF 5: DOCUMENTED 7TH CAVALRY ITEMS BELONGING TO CAPTAIN THOMAS MCDOUGALL. Blade Length: (A) 35” (B) 33 - 1/4” Overall Length: (A) 41” (B) 38 - 1/2” This lot comprises items that belonged to Captain Thomas Mower McDougall an officer in Custer’s 7th Cavalry Regiment. In one of the most interesting side stories to emerge after the battle, Captain McDougall’s “B” Company was meant to be part of Custer’s battalion on June 25th. But because McDougall overslept and missed the strategy meeting, he and his company were “exiled” to guarding Lieutenant Mathey’s pack train. The rest is history, Custer’s column was annihilated to a man, and McDougall’s luck was to spare him and most of his men to fight another day. Lot consists of: (A) M1872 presentation saber with white sharkskin handle wrapped in gold thread and brass ornamented scabbard. Ricasso is marked: SHANNON, MILLER, & CRANE New York. Blade is heavily acid etched and gold washed. This saber and scabbard were at one time protected in the accompanying fringed and floral beaded fringed scabbard that is likely Eastern Sioux. This scabbard is heavily documented by Custer historians, and can be seen in the photograph hanging on McDougall’s memento wall beneath the “Dunlallie” sign. (B) McDougall’s Model 1860 cavalry saber. Ricasso is marked: MANSFIELD & LAMB. Blade displays overall gray patina, some light scattered mossing, and no major digs or bends. Scabbard is correct to the sword and is very nice save a few tiny door dents. This sword can also be identified in the photograph hanging on the wall directly behind McDougall’s head. (C) M1872 gold gilt chain and cavalry buttons from his his 1872 dress helmet. (D) McDougall’s officer bullion shoulder knot with sterling captains bars and “7” embroidered on the slightly faded cavalry yellow field. (E) Circa 1890’s black and white cabinet photo of McDougall in his study surrounded by Indian Wars relics to include the ones offered here. Also included is a signed letter discussing the items from the late Custer historian Glenn Swanson, and a letter and newspaper article from another former owner. As a historical note, McDougall clung to very few items of particular significance to him. A few photographs of friends, some documents, letters, and some items from his campaigns, to include the Little Bighorn. PROVENANCE: Swanson, G. A. Custer: His Life and Times, pages 108-109 and 260. From the late Glenwood Swanson Collection. 15,000 - 20,000

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LOT - 1375 1375 - LOT OF 2: MEXICAN BORDER SERVICE OFFICER’S PRESENTATION SWORD AND MODEL 1872 CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER. Blade Length: (A) 31 - 3/8” (B) 29 - 3/4” (C) 34 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 34 - 1/2” (B) 36” (C) 40” Lot consists of: (A) High grade presentation M1860 Officer’s sword with scabbard. Ricasso is marked on the left side: “THE PETTIBONE BROS. MFG CO. INTI.” Sword is engraved in script on the right hand side of the scabbard: “Presented to 2 Lt. Barrett Herrick for services Mexican Expedition 1916 1917 by his family.” Pommel and folding guard are adorned with American eagles and “US.” Grip is made of silver with extremely fine bullion wire wrap. Guard, pommel and scabbard fittings fancy adorned brass with fine fire gold gilt overall. CONDITION: Sword is excellent overall with blade in original factory bright finish with deep acid etched designs of eagles, floral branches, and American flags on both sides of the blade. No rust or dings are present, and original leather washer is present at base of blade. The only wear is very light vertical rubs from being removed from the scabbard. Scabbard retains 95% of the factory nickel finish with the only dark spot near the engraving near the upper ring. No dents or dings are present. (B) M1872 cavalry officer’s saber and scabbard with cavalry worsted wool sword knot. This sword was carried by career cavalry officer, Robert G. Paxton. He led Buffalo Soldiers of the 10th Cavalry in the 1880’s, and retired in 1918 as a full Colonel. Maker stamped on the left side of the ricasso: “H.V. ALLIEN & CO.” FRANCE. CONDITION: Sword is excellent overall with a factory bright blade with no nicks or dings. Deep acid etched patriotic panels on a frosted backdrop are on both sides of the blade and feature a “US” and American eagle with “E. Pluribus Unum” banner in its beak. Scabbard also rates excellent with 95% factory brushed nickel finish remaining. There is a small dent on both sides about 6” up from the drag. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,200 - 1,500 1376 - U.S. MODEL 1906 CAVALRY SABER AND SCABBARD. Blade Length: 34 - 7/8” Overall Length: 40 - 1/2” Regulation pre-World War I issue cavalry saber with iron hilt and blackened steel scabbard. Includes period correct leather LOT - 1376 sword knot and leather hangers. Made by the Ames Sword Company, the Model 1906 Saber was an updated Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber as the Model 1872 was found to be flimsy in comparison. Troopers during the Indian Wars carried the Model 1860 if they could still find them in armories. Many of these sabers went to the Mexican Border with cavalry units chasing Pancho Villa during the Punitive Expedition in 1916. Saber has a 34 -7/8” bright double fuller blade, with “U.S./J.H.C.” on the left side of the ricasso and “A.S. Co.” above ordnance bursting bomb and “1906”. Two branch iron hand guard, wire wrapped leather grip over wood with original factory leather washer at base of blade. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade is in high polish with bright finish. No nicks to the edge are visible, and blade retains sharp tip. Leather wrap and wire are 99% intact. Scabbard is also excellent with no dents or bends. 300 - 500

1377 - FRENCH-HILTED U.S. OFFICERS SABER PRESENTED TO LIEUTENANT S. ELKAN. Blade Length: 31 - 7/8” Overall Length: 37 - 3/4” This interesting sword has a nickel-plated slightly curved LOT - 1377 blade with etched panels on both side, the right side featuring patriotic arms motifs and an American eagle, the other with scrolls, large “U.S.”, arms motifs, and marked “THE/M.C. LILLEY/& CO./ COLUMBUS, O.” on ricasso. Cast brass French Model 1822 cavalry officer’s hilt with relief acanthus leaf designs, per regulations after 1860. Horn grip decorated with twisted brass wire. Complete with steel scabbard with brass mounts, inscribed “PRESENTED TO/Lieutenant S. Elkan./ ON/December 22, 1902./BY THE/Recruits of the First Battery.” between hanging mounts. Also includes period brown leather sword knot. Blade excellent with only some very light scabbard marks. Hilt retains an unpolished mellow patina, grip excellent. Scabbard excellent with a few light marks from use and a couple small dents. Includes an archive of information on Lieutenant Elkan of the First Light Artillery Battery, attached to the National Guard Headquarters in New York City. Included are copies of all of his service records and War Department files. This is a very attractive sword to a documents early 20th century Lieutenant. 500 - 700

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1378 - LOT OF 2: AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA SWORDS. Blade Length: (A) 32” (B) 31” Overall Length: (A) 37 - 1/2” (B) 37 - 1/4” (A) A Model 1850 foot officers sword with U.S.M.C. marked blade. Nickel plated, slightly curved blade. The right side etched with foliate motifs, an LOT - 1378 eagle, arms motif with a shield, and epluribus Unum in a banner. Marked near ricasso “W.F. Horstman/& Sons/Philadelphia” and a kings head proof stamped on the ricasso. The spine is etched “Iron Proof”. The left side of the blade has a large etched “U.S.M.C.” with American flags and stands of arms. Standard Model 1850 gilt brass hilt with pierced guard. Black leather wrapped grip decorated with twisted brass wire. CONDITION: Blade retains much of period nickel finish with one area that has been corroded and and then cleaned. Hilt retains generous amounts of gilt finish. Grip is very good. (B) Model 1840 NCO sword with scabbard and frog. Straight tapered blade with single fuller on each side. Left side of blade on ricasso stamped with Horstman marks. Standard brass hilt and case brass grip. Black leather scabbard with brass mounts and buff leather frog. CONDITION: Very good. Blade retains almost all of original polish with a few minor blemishes. Hilt retains much of its original gilt finish with some edge wear. Exposed areas have turned to brown. Scabbard excellent with a few minor dents on drag with a few areas flaked on surface of leather. Frog excellent. 400 - 600

1379 - POST CIVIL WAR STAFF AND FIELD U.S. OFFICER’S SWORD BY M.C. LILLEY IN VIRTUALLY PRISTINE CONDITION. Blade Length: 29 - 1/4” Overall Length: 36 - 1/2” LOT - 1379 The 29 - 1/4” blade etched for 3/4” of its length with the standard American Eagle, E Pluribum Unum, large US, and Lilley address. Gilt brass hilt of standard pattern for this type of sword. Sharkskin grip wrapped with single strand brass wire. Nickel scabbard with standard mounts. CONDITION: Sword is virtually as issued throughout with some extremely minor crazing to the nickel scabbard. Blade is pristine as new with one extremely minor stain at ricasso on right side. Hilt retains most of its original gilding. Blackened sharkskin grip essentially as new. 200 - 400

1380 - LOT OF 2: MODEL 1913 PATTON CAVALRY SABERS. Blade Length: (A) 35” (B) 35” Overall Length: (B) 43” (B) 43” Lot consists of: (A) M1913 Patton Saber with left side of ricasso stamped: “S-A” with ordnance bursting bomb insignia. Right side of ricasso is marked “US” with serial number: 14539. Scabbard is OD green painted canvas. CONDITION: Excellent overall with original factory bright blade. No dents or nicks are LOT - 1380 visible on the blade. Light scuffs vertically on length of blade are from scabbard wear. Original factory counter polish is present and ends 2” forward of the ricasso. Original leather washer is present at bottom of blade. Grips and guard are straight with no dents. Original leather sword knot is present as well as a fine reproduction cavalry frog and hanger. (B) M1913 Patton Saber with left side of ricasso marked: “L.F.&C. 1918” (Landers, Frary & Clark) with ordnance bursting bomb. Right side of ricasso is stamped: “U.S. No. 13” CONDITION: Blade is overall very good but has been painted black along with guard and grip. Leather sword knot is present. Original khaki covered scabbard is solid with no soft spots. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry collection. 800 - 1,000 174

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LOT - 1381 1381 - LOT OF 2: TWO MODEL 1913 CAVALRY “PATTON” SABERS WITH SCABBARDS. Blade Length: (A) 35” (B) 35” Overall Length: (A) 43 - 1/4” (B) 43 - 1/4” Lot consists of (A) Standard 1913 Cavalry “Patton” Saber with basket hilt, double edged straight spear point blade with a deep single fuller running down both sides of the blade, marked on left side of ricasso “L.F. (Flaming Bomb) & C / 1918” and “U.S / (Eagle Head) / NO 12”. Canvas wrapped scabbard with metal throat and drag. CONDITION: Blade is fair with pitting all along the blade. Guard is a deep even patina with silvering at some of the high edges and a few patches of silver. Some traces of bluing on inside of guard. Scabbard throat and drag have significant marks and nicks from use. Canvas wrap has a few nicks and discoloration. (B) Standard 1913 Cavalry “Patton” saber with basket hilt, straight double edged spear point blade with a deep single fuller running down both sides of the blade. Left ricasso marked “S (Flaming Bomb) A / 1913”, right side “U.S / 4437”. Canvas wrapped scabbard in a lovely green with attached picket pin in sheath. CONDITION: Blade is good with sharpening marks along the cutting edge and some scattered pitting. Legends are sharp and legible. Cup is very fine retaining the majority of the blue finish with high edge wear and a few scattered areas of bare metal showing through. Leather spacer still present. Scabbard is quite good with some browning to the canvas at near the drag but intact. Chape and drag are good with some marks from use. Picket pin is good with scattered areas of finish loss and some light patina. Picket pin sheath is good with scattered marks from use. Back has some areas of rub where it contacted the canvas sheath and moved around. Some verdigris around metal. Stitching is tight. This is a nice lot of two of the last sabers used by the United States Army, which moved away from sabers when World War I rendered them largely irrelevant. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 1382 1382 - BEAUTIFUL AMERICAN EAGLE HEAD HEAVY HORSEMAN’S SABER WITH SPLENDID ETCHED BLUED AND GILT 33” X 1-1/8” BLADE. Blade Length: 33” Overall Length: 38 - 1/2” Blued, etched, and gilt panels extending more than 23” from the ricasso. Amongst the designs on the left side of the blade are an Indian Princess holding a bow with a quiver of arrows across her back; and on the right a beautifully rendered golden American eagle with a riband issuing from his beak “E PLURIBUS UNUM”. Blade is marked “WARRANTED” at ricasso. The pommel is a gilt fierce American eagle and the knuckle guard is formed with writhing serpent. Crossguard with leaves, acorns cast and chased in high relief, and a finial ending in an eagle. The leather scabbard with chape engraved with foliage. Middle mount engraved with a gilt eagle. Locket with a wreath. Two carrying rings. CONDITION: Blade is very fine with only minor pitting towards the point and the blued etched and gilt panels retaining much original bright blue finish and nearly all their original gilding. Hilt retains nearly all of its fire gilding. The reeded and fluted bone or ivory grip is cracked through on both sides but not loose, and has one significant 3/4” chip where grip meets pommel. Scabbard mounts retain considerable original bright gilding. The leather, while alligatored and tender, is mostly intact and original. This is a splendid and powerful eagle gilt saber. 3,000 - 5,000

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1383 - COLLECTOR’S LOT OF 6: SIX SWORDS INCLUDING A U.S. NAVAL CUTLASS, JAPANESE NCO SWORD, A VARIANT NAZI OFFICER’S SWORD, AND TWO ETCHED BLADE 19TH CENTURY SPANISH SWORDS, AND A CHINESE SAMURAI SWORD. Blade Length: (A) 26 - 3/4” (B) 26 - 1/2” (C) 30” (D) 30 - 1/2” (E) 33 - 1/4” (F) 27 - 3/4” Overall Length: (A) 33” (B) 38” (C) 35 - 1/2” (D) 36” (E) 39” (F) 42” Lot consists of (A) Blade and guard of standard form with leather covered wood grip and numerous inspector’s marks throughout including P / GG and Dr. In association reproduction leather scabbard. CONDITION: Blade was pitted and has either been heavily polished or plated. LOT - 1383 Guard has had dents removed and smoothed. Grip retains most of its leather missing much original paint. Scabbard is a reproduction. An acceptable example of the standard U.S. Civil War Naval Cutlass. (B) Japanese NCO sword with 26 - 1/2” blade in its steel scabbard with perished leather boot. Serial number 11950. Matching scabbard. (C) Spanish sword with etched blade dated 1861 by the Royal Factory in Toledo. Blade is 30”, 35 - 1/2” overall. (D) Spanish engineers sword with etched blade measuring a 30 - 1/2” and 36” overall. (E) Unusual Nazi officer’s sword, brass hilt, winged eagle with swastika on langet. 33 1/4” blade, 39” overall. (F) Reproduction samurai sword in case. 42” overall. An interesting group of swords. Please note that three have no scabbards. CONDITION: Some blades patinated, others good. 800 - 1,200 1384 - LOT OF 4: ONE MODEL 1840 NCO SWORD, ONE PRUSSIAN MODEL 1889 INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD, AND TWO AUSTRIAN OFFICER’S SWORDS CIRCA 1890. Blade Length: (A) 32” (B) 31 - 7/8” (C) 29 - 3/8” (D) 29” Overall Length: (A) 38 - 1/2” (B) 38 - 1/4” (C) 34 - 1/2” (D) 34 - 1/4” Lot consists of (A) US Model 1840 Non-commissioned officer’s sword. 32” single fuller blade marked very lightly for Ames on left side of ricasso, right side ricasso marked very faintly “ U.S. / U / 18(??)” with digits after 18 illegible. “K” proof on guard. Cast brass hilt imitating wire wrap. No scabbard. CONDITION: Blade is a deep patina mixing with steel. Brass furniture has numerous nicks, dings, and associated handling and use marks, with brass darkening. Grip is somewhat loose and wiggles. (B) Prussian Model 1889 Infantry Officer’s Sword. The standard German officer’s sword of World War I, this sword features 31 - 7/8” blade with two fullers, folding pierced guard with eagle, wire wrap grip with emblem, and metal scabbard. CONDITION: Blade has is heavily patinated, right side more so than left. Brass has acquired a lovely LOT - 1384 dark aging, with some wear showing silver spots. Wire wrap is fine, complete. Brass ferrule at top of grip is loose and sliding. Scabbard has numerous chips in paint showing metal and has some small dings. (C) is an Austrian Officer’s Sword with 29 - 3/8” gently curving blade with single fuller. Pierced fixed guard depicting a coat of arms, wire wrapped fish skin grip. Pommel and knucklebow decorated en suite with grip. Blade stamped on right side of ricasso “SOLINGEN”. Comes with scabbard with crown motif on throat, floral designs on locket, and more floral designs on chape. CONDITION: Blade is fine, shiny, with a small area of patina towards tip. Guard is good, complete, showing some darkening of brass especially on raised area. Wire wrap complete but somewhat loose. Fishskin grip has what appears to be a slight tear. Brass areas of scabbard are good, showing some age darkening. Leather has areas of loss. Stitching is loose on back. Significant crazing. (D) A second Austrian Officer’s Sword, 29” single fuller gently curving blade, fixed and pierced guard with coat of arms. Knucklebow, pommel, and rear of grip decorated en suite. Fish skin grip with wire wrap. Blade is void of any makers proof. Scabbard decorated with crown motif at throat, floral design as at hanger and drag. CONDITION: Blade has areas of patination along both sides of blade and along spine. Guard is good, complete, with brass darkening throughout. Fish skin grip has numerous breaks, and some discoloration. Wire is broken with three strands remaining and some visible remnants of others. Scabbard has significant areas of leather loss and breaking, brass is complete and darkening. Stitching below hanger is gone and leather is quite loose. Remaining leather has significant crazing, bumps, and bruises. 500 - 800 176

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1385 - INCREDIBLY RARE US SHINKLE HAND GRENADE. One of the most sought after of the US early grenades is this excellent Shinkle. Per a respected grenade authority: “Shinkle Hand Grenade, Concussion Type, Experimental, dated Nov. 30, 1918.” The grenade was the invention of MAJ Edward Marsh Shinkle who at the time was stationed at Frankford Arsenal in Pennsylvania. His idea of an impact fuzed hand grenade was undertaken and prototypes made and tested. About the time they were close to program completion word was received that the commanders of the AEF did not want an impact grenade so the program was halted and efforts shifted to the MK I grenade. Later in 1918 word was received that the AEF did want an impact grenade and production of the Shinkle was started again. The war ended before major production could be achieved though and the grenade faded into history. In August of 1918, there were only 800 in the inventory.” This grenade is in excellent condition and is complete with spoon and safety pin. The only “damage” is a miniscule proof of inert hole located through the center of the screwdriver slot of the filling plug. A highly desirable grenade in great condition. 1,100 - 1,300

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1386 - VERY ATTRACTIVE WORLD WAR I BRITISH NO. 1 STICK GRENADE. The flagship of desirable UK grenades, this World War I No. 1 MKII is in beautiful condition. Dated as “Dec 1917”, the brass body is flawless and the fuze is intact and moves easily through its different positions. All components appear to be original and complete, this is a rare grenade in any condition. 900 - 1,200

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1387 - HIGHLY SOUGHT BRITISH WORLD WAR II NO. 70 GRENADE. An exceptionally rare and sought-after British grenade is the UK No. 70 MKIII. It was designed at the end of World War II for use in the Mayalan jungle after it was found that the No. 36 grenade frequently could not be thrown out of its own fragmentation radius and that the fixed delay allowed the grenade to roll back toward the user when throwing uphill. This grenade combines the All Ways fuze of the No. 69 with a light cast iron body that had a much lower fragmentation radius. Mks I and II of this grenade were basically development versions, the Mk III was the only version that saw use, primarily in Burma. This grenade is in exceptional condition, with most of the lacquer finish intact and the fuze in great condition. The body is marked GREN 70, MK3, FIC -45. The fuze is marked Fuze 247 MKII, AE 11/44, 29A As noted in the description of several of the Japanese grenades in this sale, the previous owner served in Burma during World War II as an ambulance driver and sent numerous pieces home during the war. It is not known if this was one of those pieces, but noting the condition of the grenade and the owner’s background it is a considered a strong possibility. A very desirable grenade. 600 - 800

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1388 - LOT OF 3: WORLD WAR I GERMAN KUGEL GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) An undocumented version of the World War I German Kugel Grenade, identified by its single central horizontal fragmentation groove and less overall fragments. This grenade contains the pull friction fuze normally seen with the egg grenade, but loaded into Kugels as well. It is an uncommon variation and seldom seen. One of the most desirable of the Kugels, in excellent condition. (B) Another copy of the 1915 Model World War I German Kugel grenade, this one in full and complete condition. The grenade is in excellent condition. This grenade has the later version of pull friction fuze, complete with the pull wire. (C) Another standard for every serious grenade collector is the World War I German Model 1917 Eierhandgranates (egg grenade). This is a typical example, the body in fine condition with about 50% of the original paint and a variation of the original pull friction fuze, complete with cap. 500 - 800

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1389 - LOT OF 3: WORLD WAR I GERMAN KUGEL GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) World War I German Kugel Grenade, known as the Kugelhandgranate 1913. Among the earliest of the German World War I designs, the 1913 Model has the two central horizontal fragmentation grooves. This is a nice example, in excellent condition with the fuze complete. (B) An undocumented but well-known early version of the World War I German Kugel grenade, here is an example sometimes described as the orange peel style. The pull-fuze is in excellent physical condition, but has no pull wire. The grenade LOT - 1389 has about 80% paint, but it is unknown if it is original or not. This grenade is difficult to find and one of the most desirable of the Kugels, in excellent condition. (C) This is an example of the 1915 Model World War I German Kugel grenade. The small rounded cross section on the bottom of the grenade has been ground flat, apparently so that it would set well on a display shelf. The grenade is otherwise in good condition with very little surface corrosion. The pull friction fuze is present but without the pull wire. 500 - 800

1390 - HIGHLY SOUGHT US M67 GRENADE. Here is the US M67, first fielded during the Vietnam War and still current today. It is unmarked on both the body and fuze, and appears to be a factory inert, display or training piece. It has an empty detonator factory attached to the fuze, with a hole drilled through the bottom of the detonator to show that it is empty. It is in excellent condition. 500 - 800

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1391 - VERY RARE JAPANESE IMPROVISED SERRATED GRENADE. One of the previous owner’s personal recoveries from the World War II India/Burma theaters during World War II, this is a very rare improvised Japanese hand/rifle grenade. A short, hourglass shaped cylinder with external fragmentation, it is documented in the British “Japanese Ammunition Leaflets” compiled and printed at Kirkee, India in 1945, it is also featured in the book “Imperial Japanese Grenade Rifles and Launchers” by Babich/Keep. In fine condition, it has about half of the original time fuse left, and the body is in excellent shape with no corrosion. 500 - 800

LOT - 1391 1392 - LOT OF 3: WORLD WAR I GERMAN DISC, STICK AND STICK EGG GENADES. Lot consists of: (A) Offered is this World War I German offensive disk grenade, the Discushandgranate 1915. The pressed steel body has been opened at the crimp points and is not resealed, but is in very good condition, with no dents and very light surface corrosion. One of the brass end screws is missing, as is the safety pin and pull ring. (B) World War I German stick grenades went through a constant evolution until 1917, and earlier models are found in many variations. They are not generally identified by model, but year of use. This 1916 Stick had the large head with the standard “Wilhelm” type stick. It is missing the end cap on the handle and there is minor damage on the head. The belt hook is intact, the grenade is in good condition. The body has a fitted wooden block occupying one third of the interior for unknown purposes, it may have been to add weight for training or display purposes. (C) An interesting variation to the World War I German stick grenade is this Kugelkopft Grenade, also described as the Stielhandgranate 1915 Percussion. Using nearly the exact same assembly as the defensive version, this grenade uses the Kugel 1913 body, with the stick and lever release to free the impact firing pin. This grenade is in mixed condition, with the Kugel head in very good to fine condition and the stick in good to very good condition. The lever is complete and better than average, with the safety pin and ring attached. There are dings and gouges in the handle and the steel connection ring is heavily worn. 500 - 1,000 LOT - 1392

1393 - LOT OF 2: ACCURACY SYSTEMS MINI GRENADE & DUTCH V40. Lot consists of: (A) This is one in the series of short-lived Accuracy Systems Mini Grenades. One of three cylindrical variations designated as the M560, this is the shortest of the group. Developed in the mid-1980’s they were intended for use by US Special Operations Forces. This one is in excellent condition in the typical camouflage paint configuration. (B) Widely considered a “must have” for every grenade collection, this is the Dutch V40, manufactured in the early 1970’s by NWM. While it was never adopted by Dutch Forces it was purchased and saw combat use by the US military, particularly by the Navy SEALs. While unmarked, this grenade is in excellent condition with the fuze complete and the top plug in place. 450 - 600

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1394 - LOT OF 2: INCREDIBLE ORIGINAL CONDITION TWINE GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) Nice example of the classic North Vietnamese Army MIN or sometimes Minh Mine, this is actually classified as a landmine and not a grenade. There is some anecdotal information that claims that a delay grenade fuze could be found replacing the mine fuze, but it has not been well documented. This example is in fine condition, having the common EOD inert holes in the body and little paint remaining. The stick is intact with the cap and the mine has the rarely found fibrous twine still attached. (B) One of two such grenades in this collection is this classic stick grenade design from the Vietnam War, having the common short stick with the fragmented body. Despite having EOD inert holes in the grenade body, the grenade is in fine to excellent condition, with both the body and stick very clean. The stick retains the wooden plug and the original fibrous twine is also present. 400 - 600

1395 - GROUP OF AMERICAN INERT ORDNANCE. Group 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 One Grenade mounted on a wood base. All in excellent condion. 400 - 600

1396 - LOT OF 4: VERY RARE GROUPING OF JAPANESE SUBMUNTION GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A+B+C) Group of three Japanese one-third KG Type 2 HEAT submunitions (bomblets). This submunition was developed from the Japanese shaped charge rifle grenade, which was itself widely believed to be a near-identical copy of the German Gewehr Panzergranate. These are typical examples of this submunition, each with minor variations of the fins in construction and materials. Two of the three have the arming cups/vanes intact, the third has a vane is damaged with one cup remaining. Each submunition has different markings on the body, with paint/markings in good/very good condition. (D) World War II Japanese submunition (bomblet), the 1/2 KG HE. Of the two types of most frequently seen submunitions this is the more difficult to find. The munition is in fine condition, with body fins and fuze all in great condition. The paint is heavily faded, but this example has the painted body band, which is frequently gone or overpainted. The fuze has no safety pin, but is a variation with a smooth body rather than the normally seen knurled body. 400 - 800

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1397 - LOT OF 2: MKI & GERMAN EGG GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) Highly sought after by US collectors, this is the US World War I MKI Defensive fragmentation grenade. Described as a copy of the French F1 body with a unique and ill-fated US fuze design, it was the predecessor of the long running MKII. With light surface rust on the spoon and cap, it is in fine condition and the soft lead fuze is undamaged. It has the foundry mark of “N” and is a very good example of a hard to find grenade. (B) Another standard for every serious grenade collector is the World War I German Model 1917 Eierhandgranates (egg grenade). This is a typical example, the body in fine condition with about 50% of the original paint and a variation of the original pull friction fuze, complete with cap. 400 - 600

LOT - 1397 1398 - LOT OF 3: MILLS NO. 69 HAND GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) Fairly typical example of a World War II British No. 69 grenade. It is in excellent physical condition but has no X’s and only small remnants of painted markings. Plugs are intact, as is the weight and tape in the fuze. (B) Another World War II No. 69 grenade, this one has the red plastic body associated with Australian manufacture. It is in fine physical condition with the exception of the bottom plug, which appears to have been ground flat in order to stand well on a display shelf. The body has no painted markings, but is embossed on the base with “No. 69”, “1942” and a “C” overlaying an “R”. The fuze has no tape or weight. (C) Unremarkable example of a UK World War II No. 36 Mills Bomb. In good condition, it has matching body marks and spoon (H&B, Howard & Bullough) however the bottom plug is a mismatch from a Canadian manufacturer (FW 12-40, Frost & Woods). There is a small EOD inert hole in the side. 400 - 800

1399 - LOT OF 3: SOVIET AND CHINESE COMMUNIST GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) Competing with the British Mills Bomb for “Most Countries Used by in the World” is the Soviet F1, used by different countries from World War I through the present. This example is in excellent condition with excellent original paint. The grenade is marked on the base with a date of 63, this is matched by the date on the UZRGM fuze. There appears to be a foundry mark of “D” under the paint. (B) The earliest F1 of this lot is a Soviet F1, having original paint with very interesting markings on the base in red ink. The grenade is marked “107/4 254-50 TNT”. The fuze is a hard to find early Koveshnikov fuze designed in 1931 and used into World War II until replaced by the UZRG. The fuze is in excellent condition and appears to be complete with the exception of the detonator. (C) interesting copy of the Russian RKG-3 is this Chinese Type 3 Anti-Tank Grenade. The grenade uses a shaped explosive charge to achieve armor penetration. A drag parachute built into the handle of the grenade stabilizes it during use to ensure that the grenade impacts correctly for maximum effectiveness. This example is in good/poor condition, with multiple EOD “inert” holes drilled in the body to signify the lack of explosive fill. There is a dent in the lower portion of the body of the grenade and the paint and markings are moderately worn. The grenade is heavily marked and the Chinese characters can be observed around the body. 400 - 800

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1400 - EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE OF WORLD WAR II GERMAN STICK GRENADE WITH FRANGIBLE OUTER CASING. Developed during World War II to replace the Stielhandgranate 24, the German Stielhandgranate LOT - 1400 43 simplified the manufacturing process by using the BZE fuze from the egg grenade and placing the fuzing on the top of the body, rather than the bottom. This eliminated the need to drill the stick for a pull cord and allowed for manufacture of one fuze design rather than two. This grenade is in excellent condition. The stick has very minor dings and has the normal stamped markings near the junction with the body. The grenade body has no corrosion, and the paint, with no markings, has only slight scratches where the frag sleeve has been removed. The fuze is present and has nice paint as well. As with the model 24, if desired the M43 could be used with a variety of fragmentation sleeves. The fragmentation sleeve included here is the serrated type, and has light surface corrosion. A very desirable grenade. 400 - 800 1401 - LOT OF 4: JAPANESE AND ITALIAN MOTAR ROUNDS. Lot consists of: (A+B) Not considered grenades in any fashion, these are two nearly identical examples of World War II 50mm mortar projectiles for the Japanese Type 89 mortar. Known by US troops as the “Knee” mortar for the shape of the base plate, this projectile was a very popular souvenir by US forces at the end of the war. Each of these examples carries the late marking pattern, and both have unmatched numbers. In fine condition overall, each has clear paint showing light wear. Identical in nearly every aspect, the major difference is in the fuzes. The LOT - 1401 first of the two mortars has the standard brass bodied Type 88 fuze normally seen. The second however has the lesser seen steel variant of the fuze, used as supplies of brass became critically short late in the war. (C+D) Two very clean examples of the World War II Italian Italy World War II 45mm Brixia mortar. Fired from the Model 35 Light Infantry Mortar, these have both, the red band marking of the high explosive round and the blue/white band of the reduced charge training projectile. The HE projectile is particularly nice in that it includes the emptied internal explosives container. Both mortars are in excellent physical condition, paint on the HE round is excellent, the training mortar has very good paint. Pull rings and safety caps are present on both mortars. 400 - 600

1402 - LOT OF 3: US MKI & MKII GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) An example of the US World War I MKI Defensive fragmentation grenade, this one is missing the top cap, pull pin and striker. The soft lead fuze is in good condition and the threads are undamaged. It also has the foundry mark of N. (B) US standard for nearly 50 years, this is an MKII. Late or post World War II this example has the solid wide base, the only foundry mark is a ‘3’. The fuze has the black painted tip indicating it was refurbished. The grenade is in excellent condition with the original paint exhibiting handling wear, it has the painted yellow neck ring and was not dipped. (C) US MKII, body only. It has the small base, threaded with no plug present. No foundry mark can be found; it has high rounded shoulder typical of some of the earlier grenades. There is moderate corrosion, no paint or markings. 400 - 600 LOT - 1402

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1403 - LOT OF 3: KOREAN, CHINESE AND VERY RARE PIPE GRENADE. Lot consists of: (A) An unusual and difficult to identify grenade, this is recognized as a variation of the Korean A-3 grenade used during the Korean War. In appearance the grenade is similar to a slightly shorter copy of a US MKII. A metal loop for attachment of a lanyard is cast into the side near the top, and a red bakelite fuze with a pin and pull twine runs through the fuze body. While most references identify the grenade as South Korean, at least one source states that it is from North Korea. The grenade is not an exact match to those depicted in references, but noting how crude the design is, differences are attributed to the lack of manufacturing control of the time and location, etc. The fuze well on this grenade is too large for a MKII, but a UZRGM will partially thread into the body. (B) While very similar to the Japanese Type 98, the markings on this grenade allow it to be identified as a Chinese Type 67, made at factory 652. This grenade is from the 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s-70â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and is in excellent condition. It has the standard cylindrical head with great paint, the screw on cop is in place and in very good condition and the markings are legible. (C) There is no information is available on this improvised grenade. It was grouped with the items from Vietnam, but no information is attached nor provenance available. 400 - 700

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1404 - LOT OF 2: WORLD WAR II VERY RARE ITALIAN UNUSUAL GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) A seldom seen grenade is this World War I Italian Lenticolare M14 Disc grenade. In fine/excellent condition with the fuse clip intact, it is missing only the small copper guide at the top of the fuze body to lead in the safety fuse. (B) Looking very much like the larger World War I Austrian Zeitzunder, this is the smaller Italian Granata Carbone, also used during World War I. While having light surface corrosion, the grenade is overall in fine condition. The handle is well preserved and the body is in great condition with the cast letters identifying the grenade still legible on the side. The steel cap covering the fuze is intact with safety pin and pull tab, this is a great example of a difficult to find grenade. 400 - 800

1405 - LOT OF 2: JAPANESE IMPROVISED STICK GRENADES. Lot consists of: World War II Japanese Type 98 stick grenade. The stick is in very good condition, with some scratches and discoloration. The body is in fine condition, with general wear showing on the paint. There are no markings on the stick or body. (B) An improvised Japanese grenade from World War II, this is a fairly well documented model most often recovered from the Philippine Islands. A short cylinder, it has a removable cap with an improvised .22 rimfire igniter protruding from the center. Typical of most examples seen, it is in very good condition. 300 - 500

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1406 - LOT OF 4: FINE ASSORTMENT OF CHINESE STICK GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) A standard of the Vietnam War, this is the typical pattern of NVA/VC long-handle smooth body stick grenade. The body is attached to the stick with nails, and the body has the often-found small EOD inert holes. The stick is in good condition, with the plug present. In fine condition. (B) A less common variation on the stick grenades from Viet Nam, this model has a mid-length stick, with no cap. It has a smooth body, which is slightly wider and more squat than those most often seen. With the stick well-worn and light surface corrosion on the grenade body, it is in very good condition. (C) This grenade has the finish and quality typical of either China or the NVA from the Vietnam War period. It has the long handle stick and is missing the screw-on stick base cover. The body is the smooth egg-shaped pattern and the grenade is in fine condition due to the missing cover. (D) Another stick grenade from the Viet Nam War period, the quality of workmanship marks this one also as most likely either of Chinese or NVA manufacture. The heavily lacquered handle is missing some lacquer and has traces of markings. The screw-on end cap is present. The body is of the long, smooth cylindrical pattern. 300 - 600

LOT - 1406 1407 - LOT OF 4: UNQUESTIONABLY ORIGINAL JAPANESE POTTERY GRENADES. Lot consists of: Group of four World War II Japanese Type 4 Ceramic grenades, with a variety of different colors and glazing. No fuze or rubber seal are present. The Type 4 was reportedly part of the Japanese plan to outfit every home with a rifle and grenades, pending the LOT - 1407 expected Allied invasion. Made by local pottery facilities, the Type 4 is the best known of several designs. As they were intended for defense of the homeland, they were not seen by Allied forces until the invasion of Okinawa. These are all in excellent condition, with no chips or cracks. The variety of colors and glazing is a good representation of the many varieties of this grenade. 300 - 600

1408 - LOT OF 3: UNUSUAL AND SCARCE DANISH AND SWISS GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) A seldom seen piece is this Argentinian FM1 offensive grenade, from about the 1960’s. It utilizes a fuze very similar in design (copied?) to the UK Mills. In fine condition, the sheet metal body is undented with the paint showing moderate handling wear. (B) This is the Danish Model 1923 Practice, known as the Øvelseshaandbombe M/23 (Drill hand bomb M/23). It could be used for drill with a dummy cartridge in the fuze, or with a low explosive practice cartridge. The practice grenade can be reused multiple times, and was typically marked with a peen mark on the side each time it was reloaded, as this one is marked. This is a very nice example, in excellent condition. (C) Initially manufactured in the early 1900’s, the Swiss HG 17 remained in use into World War II. This example has the central red band indicating that it was not filled (blinde). It is in excellent condition with no corrosion or missing components. The circumference of the top is marked with a Swiss cross and a 6M. 300 - 600 184

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1409 - LOT OF 3: ATTRACTIVE GROUPING OF RED ITALIAN GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) A beautiful example of the Italian SCRM grenade, marked on the spoon with “SETA-1-201, 2-65”. This model grenade saw service in Italy from World War II through the 1970’s. It is very complete with great paint and all internals intact. The empty explosives container is installed and is in very good condition, the grenade overall is in like new condition. (B) A second SCRM from Italy, this one has no internal components, but is marked on the top with the raised letters “Societa Roma”, typical of World War II markings. The body is in fine condition, with the paint worn in several areas. The leather pull tab is present and attached. (C) This is the Italian OTO-35. It was designed before World War II and used into the war, but was not known as being very effective and was fairly quickly replaced. Not as common in the US as the SCRM, this example is complete and in fine condition, but the paint on the cap shows significant wear. No internals are present. 300 - 500

LOT - 1410 1410 - VERY RARE TURKISH SPHERICAL GRENADE. A World War I Turkish, Tufenkjieff/ Tjufekchiev spherical hand grenade. Difficult to find and quite desirable, it was designed by the Bulgarians and used by the Turks at Gallipoli and in Palestine during World War I. One of several variations, this specimen has the ring-lug cast into the body. In excellent condition. 300 - 500

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LOT - 1411 1411 - HIGHLY SOUGHT US M26 GRENADE. A US standard during much of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, this is an example of the US M26 grenade series. Never filled, with gentle persuasion the base plug pops off and interior is observed to be immaculate with the cap liner and fragmentation coil in new condition. The grenade is complete and appears to be either a training /display item or was removed from the assembly line before filling. The grenade is unmarked, the body is in excellent condition with the paint judged as fine. 300 - 500

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LOT - 1412 1412 - VERY RARE US MARK I GRENADE. This is the first version of the US MKIII Offensive grenade, with the lead cap and fuze well. This grenade was fielded during World War I. It is in excellent condition and a great piece. It has the short, early spoon with no markings on the fuze or the body of the grenade. 300 - 500

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1413 - VERY RARE US BISBEE GRENADE. An unusual and undocumented piece is this early defensive grenade. Marked on the base in the previous owner’s handwriting is that the grenade was made in Bisbee, AZ for Mexican Revolutionary Forces (1910-20). It further states that the plant made 100 per day, and that the fuze on this grenade is not original. While no documentation is known for the identification of this grenade, it is noted that the previous owner lived less than 100 miles from Bisbee and may have had access to additional historical information not currently available. 300 - 500

1414 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN “EGG” GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) One of the standard grenades of the World War II German Army, this is the Eihandgranate 39 (egg grenade). This example is in fine condition, with a sprinkling of light surface corrosion. The B.Z.E. fuze is intact with excellent paint. The exception with this grenade is the presence of the lower half of the rarely found “splittermantel” fragmentation sleeve, which is in excellent condition. (B) This is another of the Eihandgranate 39 (egg grenade). This example is in good/poor condition, with moderate corrosion across the entire body. The body is sound, the bottom ring is present and the B.Z.E. fuze is intact. 300 - 600

1415 - LOT OF 3: AUSTRIAN AND BELGIAN GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) Following the 1970’s-80’s trend toward miniaturized grenades, this was one of the Austrian Arges offerings, the HG 80. Typical of the advanced Arges designs of the day, it has a plastic bonded fragmentation matrix under a plastic body. This grenade has also been copied by Pakistan and China. The grenade is complete and in excellent condition. (B) During the 1970’s and 1980’s Arges of Austria led the world in new and innovative designs for plastic bodied hand grenades. This example is the HdGr69 Defensive fragmentation LOT - 1415 grenade. The grenade is in excellent condition, with the yellow fuze and green ribbed body in like-new condition. (C) This is the Belgian PRB 423 controlled fragmentation grenade. Fielded in the 1970’s and 80’s and exported in a variety of markings and designations, it is a relatively small, plastic bodied grenade, housing a fragmentation sleeve under a plastic shell. While having an offensive counterpart, this grenade was marketed as containing specifically designed fragmentation resulting in high close-in efficiency and a short safety radius, allowing the grenade to be used in both defensive and offensive roles. 300 - 500 186

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1416 - LOT OF 2: BRITISH HAND GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) This is the World War I UK No. 34 MKIII grenade. It is in very good condition with damage to the lead filling plug. It has the stamped markings “DF Co 1917”, “No. 34 III”, with DF co being Dudley Foundry. (B) Appearing fairly plain, this is a very collectable World War I UK No. 16 grenade, one of the so-called “Emergency” designs used temporarily until the No. 5 Mills Bomb could be brought into production. Only made by the UK in 1915-16, the maker of this example is Ewart & Sons, who also made the No. 6 grenade. These grenades were also exported to Russia and a number of Eastern European countries in 1916 and 1917 and variations of these were still being made under license in places like Lithuania up to the late 1930’s. While some of the licensed copies are not uncommon, the original UK manufacture is rare in the US and is seldom seen in this nice of condition. This grenade is marked with “1915” and “E&S” on either side of the fuze body, and “H” beside the bottom plug. The matchhead and cap portion of the fuze are not present. 300 - 500

1417 - LOT OF 2: DUTCH EIHANDGRANAAT. Lot consists of: (A) Eihandgranaat No. 1 was developed by the Dutch prior to World War II. After invading The Netherlands in 1940 the German army took over the remaining stocks of egg-grenades renaming them “handgranate 312 (h)”. In excellent condition with the cap and base plug both present, it is a good example of the Dutch weaponry of the time. (B) An attractive early Dutch grenade, this is the Eihandgranaat No. 3 Offensive. Manufactured from the 1930’s into World War II, it is made of thin (0.3mm) sheet steel, with the same pull-friction fuze as the No. 1. This has the green paint as used after 1937. After Holland was occupied in 1940, the Germans took over the remaining Dutch stocks. This grenade is in excellent condition, with the cap intact and the pull string still present. The paint is fine, with markings clear. 300 - 400

1418 - LOT OF 2: T15 & MKIA1 GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) Developed during World War II as a combination offensive/defensive hand grenade, the T15 never saw service. This item is the magnesium body only, no fuze or fragmentation sleeve is provided. Once the grenade is filled a magnesium plug seals the grenade, this one has a hole in the side to demonstrate that it is inert. A hard to find US experimental, this body is in excellent shape. (B) This is another US Offensive grenade, the MKIIIA1, well-marked and dated March 1943. It is in exceptional condition for a World War II grenade made of cardboard. It is marked “KOP-20 March 1943” and has a reworked fuze with the black painted tip, the fuze is marked EK M10A3. 300 - 600

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1419 - LOT OF 3: VERY RARE FRENCH HAND GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) World War I French F1, with the Mle 1916 Billiant fuze. It has light to moderate surface corrosion and an FD foundry mark. No paint or markings are visible. (B) Of the two countries using the World War I Besozzi grenade, the French example is more commonly found, but seldom seen in the US in this condition. While very worn, the fuze is still intact and with the lead cap on the end. The grenade is in excellent corrosion with green paint and no external corrosion. (C) From the series of French grenades that inspired classic cartoon bombs through the ages, this World War I French Mle 1914 Bracelet Grenade was one of the most advanced of the series, moving from time fuse to a pull friction fuze that attached to the throwerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wrist. This is a sound example, with no corrosion visible but light pitting that may be from the manufacturing process. The metal portion of fuze is intact and has the majority of the wooden top portion. 300 - 600

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1420 - LOT OF 3: HIGHLY DESIRABLE JAPANESE HAND GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) World War II Japanese Type 99 grenade, in fine/excellent condition with parts of the paper label present but no legible printing. The fuze and safety pin are in excellent condition, as is the safety pin cord. Of the two standard Japanese grenades, this one is considerably harder to find. (B) While technically a mortar, this World War II Japanese Type 91 projectile for the mortar/ grenade discharger was in fact the father of the standardized Type 97 grenade. This example is in fine condition, with worn paint and no red top, but still retaining partial markings on the base. The fuze is intact and in very good condition with a dent on one side and the safety pin/ cord intact. The propellant cup is intact and in fine condition. (C) The most common of the World War II Japanese grenades, this Type 97 is in fine/excellent condition. It has great paint with the deep red top a strong contrast to the black body. The fuze is intact and in very good condition, but loose from handling, common with these grenades. The cord and pin are both intact and in good condition. 300 - 600

1421 - LOT OF 2: FRENCH HAND GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) The grandfather of both the US MKI/II and the Russian F1, this World War I French F1 is in excellent condition. It is painted in the practice red and the paint exhibits the dark aged shade that makes these grenades so attractive. It has the 1916 Billiant fuze with light surface corrosion and remnants of the original leather washer. (B) Another classic World War I French grenade is this Citron Foug. This is a solid example with no paint and light corrosion, but no pitting. The hard to find sheet metal fuze cap is present, with a dent in the very end. A decent example in very good condition. 300 - 500 188

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1422 - LOT OF 3: SPANISH AND BRAZILIAN HAND GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) Example of the Spanish Universal Grenade, manufactured in Barcelona circa 1936 for the Spanish Civil War. It uses the B-3 fuze, a copy of the Polish/French. The grenade is in very good condition; no foundry marks were noted. (B) Not frequently seen in the US, this is an excellent example of the Spanish R41 grenade, in the offensive configuration. Fielded in the late 80’s to early 90’s, this has factory inert markings. There is one minor scoring high on one side of the grenade, possibly from dropping. Otherwise the grenade and fuze are flawless. (C) Odeti M1 offensive/defensive grenade from Brazil. Fielded in the 1960’s it has a crack around the circumference of the upper body and the safety pin is missing. The fuze is otherwise complete and the fragmentation sleeve is in place. 300 - 600 1423 - LOT OF 3: HUNGARIAN & RUSSIAN/SOVIET GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) Hungarian Model 36M, Kézigránát “Vecsey”, an offensive grenade made of sheet steel and having an impact fuze. This one is in very good condition with remnants of the red bands which indicated the explosive model, and has the pin and leather pull tab present. (B) Soviet F1 design, but based on the markings of the UZRGM fuze this one is of Bulgarian manufacture. The fuze has the Bulgarian factory code of 61 and the date of 77. No markings were observed on the grenade. While the grenade is in excellent physical condition, the original paint is moderately worn from handling, as is the finish of the fuze. (C) The Russian World War II RGD-33 was issued as a defensive grenade, but could easily be turned into an offensive grenade by removing the fragmentation sleeve. Constructed like a heavy steel can, its sheet metal body is built entirely of sheet metal stampings. The grenade has an over complicated fuze mechanism which is internal to the handle and the central body. This example is in very good to fine condition with moderate wear on the paint and the body components present and in good condition. The roll crimp of the body shows slight damage where the grenade was inerted, but is in better condition than most seen. 300 - 500 1424 - LOT OF 3: FRENCH AND BELGIAN WORLD WAR II GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) The OF series grenades saw service through both World Wars and with several countries. This is an example of the later French OF 35, used from the mid-1930’s into World War II. Original HE paint, light corrosion on the Mle 35 fuze, overall in fine condition. (B) A lightweight offensive grenade, this is the French Mle 1937 Offensive. Marked with World War II HE paint, this grenade was introduced in the late 1930’s and continued in different variations through the 1970’s. It has the Mle 1935 fuze and the body is marked AMY-40. The paint is flaked throughout, and there is light corrosion on the fuze. The body is complete and undented, overall the grenade is in very good condition. (C) One of the countries also utilizing the French designed OF body was Belgium. This is a late 1930’s Belgian OF grenade, with the full designation not known at this time. The grenade uses the large Belgian ACEC 38 fuze (Atelier de Costructions Electriques de Charleroi, now FN Herstal). The grenade is in fine condition with some flaking of the paint and surface corrosion on the fuze. 300 - 500

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1425 - LOT OF 3: VIETNMESE HAND GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) One of the endless variations of Viet Cong/NVA (North Vietnamese Army) grenades, this is one of the smaller variations, with the extended spoon. Having the fragmentation style body, it has moderate corrosion and wear on the spoon and fuze. There is no pull-pin and the grenade is in very good condition overall. (B) Another small style of the NVA/Viet Cong grenades is this smooth bodied model. It has the standard Viet Cong style fuze in fine condition. The pull ring is damaged and may not be original, but the grenade is in fine condition overall. (C) A classic stick grenade design from the Viet Nam War, this is the more common short stick with the fragmented body. This grenade is in poor condition, with multiple cracks in the body and no cap on the stick. 300 - 500 LOT - 1425

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1426 - LOT OF 3: FRENCH GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) Among the earliest and crudest of the World War I French grenades is the Pétard Raquette. Little more than an early pipe bomb wired to a stick, it is a classic example of the early rush to get grenades to the front lines. This specimen features the fragmented type body wired to the stick, with the wooden block above which would have held the nail, primer and safety fuze with detonator. The grenade is overall in good condition with heavy aging and moderate corrosion on the body. (B) Of great influence in World War I grenade design was the Norwegian arms inventor Nils Aasen. During World War I Aasen was given the task of producing hand grenades for the French army, he would eventually manage 13 factories with 13,000 employees working throughout the war. Many of the Aasen grenade designs are difficult to reference and variations abound. This example appears related to the “Type A” Aasen design, but the stick and skirt also come fairly close to the similar French P2. This grenade is in generally good condition, with repairs to the belt loop, base and side of the body. The stick and skirt appear to be original. (C) The beginning of a World dynasty for hand grenades that continues unbroken to this day, this is a World War I 1916 Mills No. 5, with the brass plug that was used from September 1915 through to January 1917. The lever dates the grenade specifically at 1916. The grenade is in very good condition, with no paint or markings. The body, spoon and bottom plug appear to be unmarked, though with additional cleaning a maker might be identifiable on the bottom plug. The grenade has some light surface corrosion, but no pitting or damage. 300 - 600

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1427 - LOT OF 2: DANISH AND RIFLE STICK GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) A dual-purpose variant of the World War II German GewehrSprenggranate 30 rifle grenade, this version has the added pull friction fuze installed under the screw-on base. The pull-friction fuze is very similar B.Z. 24 used with LOT - 1427 the German stick grenades and allows the grenade to be used normally as a rifle grenade or if needed as a hand grenade. This example is in good condition, with tool marks on the nose fuze and about 50% of original paint and markings. (B) Following the end of WWII large stockpiles of weapons were left in many of the previously occupied countries. In many cases a common practice was to simply adopt the materials into existing stocks, re-marking them for domestic recognition and handling purposes. This grenade is a typical example, the Danish Spränghandgranat M/24T. The letter “T” at M24T, stands for “Tysk” (“German”). A late production German Stielhandgranate 24, it has the typical post-war Danish markings featuring gray paint, a yellow band at the top of the body and a large black 24 on the side. In very good/fine condition, there is a heavy scrape on one portion of the stick. Paint is in reasonable condition at about 75% and the pull string and ceramic bead remain in the handle. 300 - 600

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1428 - VERY RARE JAPANESE IMPROVISED CERAMIC GRENADE. One of the previous owner’s personal recoveries from the World War II India/Burma theaters during World War II, this is a the only known example of its type. A rough cylindrical ceramic body, it has a dirty-white appearance and no fuze. The body is in good condition with no cracks or chips and contains heavy gauge chopped wire which was used for fragmentation. This grenade is covered in the British “Japanese Ammunition Leaflets” compiled and printed at Kirkee, India in 1945, the only known documentation of the grenade. 300 - 600

1429 - HIGHLY SOUGHT WORLD WAR I GERMAN STICK GRENADE. An early copy of the 1916 World War I German stick grenade, this one has the pressed steel cover on the head as from the German 1915, with the standard screw cap stick found on the 1916 models. Rather than German, however, this is identified as Austro-Hungarian. The grenade is in very good condition with the cap and steel cover present and in good condition. The pull string and bead are present, with the lesser seen clear glass bead instead of the ceramic. The stick joint to the body is bent, placing the stick at a slight angle to the body. 300 - 500

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1430 - EXTREMELY RARE WORLD WAR I GERMAN STICK GRENADE. A great World War I German M17. This grenade is in fine condition, with worn but legible markings on the stick and circumference of the body. Markings on the head of the body are clear, Str. M, 1.3.18. This is a later variation of the M1917, and is closer to the M24 design with only the single roll crimp near the joint with the stick. The pull string and ceramic bead are present. 300 - 500

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1431 - EXCEPTIONALLY FINE WORLD WAR II GERMAN STICK GRENADE. The classic example of the WWII German hand grenade is this Stielhandgranate 24. This grenade is considered early production, with the head secured to the stick with pins/nails, rather than the later punch-points. It is in fine condition, with no markings on head and no string or bead in handle. The stick is very clean with the head showing moderate wear on the paint. 300 - 500 1432 - EXTREMELY FINE WWI GERMAN STOCK GRENADE. This World War I German M1917 stick grenade is in fine condition, with impressive markings for such an early example. The stick markings are present and legible, as are the markings around the circumference of the grenade body. Additional markings are on the head of the body, with a clear WASR 1.10.17 on the head. This is an earlier variation of the M1917, and has the roll crimp on both the top and bottom of the grenade body. The ceramic bead and pull string can still be found in the handle. 300 - 500

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1433 - EXTREMELY RARE JAPANESE IMPROVISED CARTRIDGE CASE GRENADE. One of the grenades specifically described by the previous owner as part of his personal recoveries from the India/Burma theaters during World War II. This improvised grenade is documented in the British â&#x20AC;&#x153;Japanese Ammunition Leafletsâ&#x20AC;? compiled and printed at Kirkee, India in 1945. The grenade is improvised from an emptied Japanese 25mm anti-aircraft cartridge case. The case has an improvised brass cap at the mouth, with wires extending through the cap and attaching to a short piece of time fuse which goes through the cap to the inside of the cartridge case. The cap is easily removed from the cartridge case, on the underside of the cap is an empty rifle cartridge case, with what appears to be an improvised crimp at the neck (open). The time fuse appears to enter the rifle case, which presumably served as an initiator for the grenade. The headstamp of the cartridge case could not be confirmed without potential damage to the fuse, but the case appears to be consistent with a .303 British. While the fuse is very short, the grenade is in excellent condition and combined with the history makes a truly unique piece. 300 - 500

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LOT - 1434 1434 - LOT OF 5: FRENCH OFFENSIVE GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) World War I French OF 15 grenade with the Billiant 1916 fuze. White paint indicates a practice grenade originally containing a detonator, but no explosive charge. The grenade body is in excellent condition, with the fuze worn and having light surface corrosion but the leather washer still present. (B) Very basic World War I French OF 15 grenade with the Billiant 1916 fuze. It has no paint and a dent in the upper half of the body. The grenade body otherwise is in good condition, with the fuze clean and in better than average condition. (C) Another of the WWI French OF 15 Offensive grenades, this one has the 1916 Billiant fuze and the remaining paint indicates that it was a training grenade filled with a black powder charge and plaster/talc. While the paint is in poor condition, the body is sound and the fuze has light corrosion. (D+E) Two early common French grenade fuzes, the 1916 Billiant and the Mle 1935, used in a wide spectrum of World War I and II French grenades. Always in demand for completion of fuzeless bodies or to upgrade collection examples, the fuzes can be difficult to find in the US. These are in very good to fine condition. 300 - 500 1435 - LOT OF 3: SPANISH BLACK AND GREEN GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) Variation to the Spanish POM1 is this export to Germany model DT-21 in green plastic, as trialed by German forces in the 1970’s. The lightweight flap attached to the fuze cap shows some wear, but the grenade is overall in fine shape and rarely seen. (B) Classic example of the Spanish PO1 offensive/defensive grenade from the 70’s, this one having the bonus of the fragmentation coil. The black plastic body has four small drilled holes in the base, it is not known if these were factory or part of an inerting procedure. The grenade is in fine condition. (C) Later in the same 1970’s series of the Spanish PO grenades is this PO3. It is very similar in appearance to the PO1 but with a different fuze mechanism. This grenade also has the fragmentation coil fitted over the plastic body and is in excellent condition. 250 - 500 1436 - LOT OF 3: YUGOSLAVIAN HAND GRENADES. Lot consists of: (A) World War II vintage Yugoslavian M38 Offensive grenade. With no paint or markings it is a typical example, the body and fuze are in excellent condition with no dents or holes. (B) Another World War II era Yugoslavian grenade, this is the Model 35 Defensive grenade. While the fuze is typically ill-fitting, the grenade is in excellent condition, the fuze is complete with the cap and locking tab intact and in very good condition. The leather loop is present and is also in very good condition. (C) This is an excellent copy of the Yugoslavian/Serbian M75 Defensive grenade, used in the Bosnian conflict in the mid-1990’s and copied by some of the fighting parties. This particular version was manufactured in Yugoslavia prior to the conflict as identified by the three letter Cyrillic factory code on the side of the grenade (SRB in English). 250 - 500

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1437 - LOT OF 2: UNKNOWN ANTI-PERSONNEL GRENADES POSSIBLY SOUTH AMERICAN. Lot consists of: (A) This is an unknown grenade which has so far eluded all attempts to identify it. Looking typical of 1970’s-80’s construction, the pale blue plastic outer shell has been roughly removed on approximately one quarter section, exposing small fragmentation balls in a plastic matrix. On the bottom someone has hand written “Peru?” Several features of the grenade are reminiscent of Arges grenades; it may be a contract piece. (B) This is an unidentified grenade that is strongly believed to be of Austrian design, possibly an Arges experimental or undocumented practice for the Arges Model 58PL. It is constructed of translucent white plastic and has an inert fill of cement-like material. The grenade and fuze have no markings. It is in excellent condition with no corrosion or damage, the fuze is complete with a dummy detonator. 200 - 500

LOT - 1437 1438 - GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE M30 DRILLING CASE. A rare unissued Luftwaffe aircrew M30 Drilling case retaining more than 95% of its original gray exterior paint, and more than 97% its original silver interior paint. Case is made by “J.P. Sauer und Sohn” in Suhl, which is identified by the “ce” on the lid. Aluminum case exhibits very light white oxidation near the steel fittings, and the LOT - 1438 rear steel hinge assembly has 10-15% of freckling. Leather handle is undamaged and case closure fittings are functional. Interior horsehair padding presents no wear from a firearm having been in the case. Standard stenciled nomenclature in black is on lid, and the list of contents is also stenciled in black on the left rear inside panel. An unique opportunity to own a rare accessory to the M30 Drilling aircrew survival kit which is often missing in collections. CONDITION: Unissued and overall mint. 2,400 - 3,400

1439 - FANTASTIC CONDITION E. GAYLORD COLT DRAGOON FLAP HOLSTER. Between June of 1858 and December of 1853, the Ordnance Department purchased some 6,988 Colt Dragoon pattern revolvers. They were issued to both the US Cavalry and Dragoon regiments, as well as to some of the various states under the Militia Act of 1808. With the outbreak of the Civil War, the Ordnance Department officially moved to the use of belt holsters for revolvers, and for the first time began to acquire holsters for Dragoon revolvers on contract. The Emerson Gaylord company had entered into the military accouterments business in 1841 in partnership with N.P. Ames of the famous Ames Manufacturing Company. Over the next decade the firm would become the premier Ordnance Department accouterment contractor. The dragoon holster was produced using the standard four-piece construction process used on most Civil War US contract holsters. The four major pieces were the holster body, the closure flap, the belt loop and the toe plug. A fifth small piece was the closure tab. The body was folded and sewn along a single long seam on the outer edge, with the closure flap sewn to the rear of the body. The toe plug was sewn into the bottom of the holster body. The belt loop was sewn onto the rear of the body and reinforced with three copper rivets. The closure tab was riveted to the closure flap and reinforced with stitching. In his book, Meadows suggests that at most only a few thousand of the Gaylord Dragoon holsters were produced. Although the actual production figures are not known, based upon extant examples, the production was rather limited. Meadows additionally postulates that some of these Dragoon sized holsters may have been used for other, non-standard secondary martial revolvers, like the M1858 Starr Double Action revolver, which would not fit in the standard Colt/Remington “army sized” holster. CONDITION:This holster is dark brown rather than the more common black finish. There is some light crazing to the leather on the body. It is probably one of the finest all original Dragoon size Gaylord’s to survive. Complete with toe plug, body, flap and closure with all of its stitching intact and bold cartouche. One of the best. 1,000 - 2,000 194

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1440 - LARGE LOT OF US SPRINGFIELD FIREARMS PARTS. Lot consists of: (A) Three 1917 complete lower stocks with no hardware; two Eddystone and one Remington. Great replacement stocks with various cartouche stamps. (B) Two Remington Model 1903A3 stocks; one with barrel bands and buttplate; the second with hand guard, forend metal, barrel band, trigger guard, floorplate and buttplate that has the proper “FJA” Ordnance wheel and “RA” rebuild. (C) Three 1903A3 hand guards. (D) Two 1903 handguards. (E) 23 assorted M1 Carbine, M1 Garand, and M13 miscellaneous hand guards. (F) Four early, smooth buttplates with trapdoors for an early 03. (G) 03 Milled buttplate. (H) 1903 milled forend cap. (I) 1903 firing pin. (J) Three early 1903 straight bolts. CONDITION: Items range from fair to excellent. 800 - 1,200

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1441 - RELIC SHELL CASING FROM CUSTER’S REMINGTON SPORTING RIFLE. This relic shell casing is believed to be one that Lt. Col Custer carried on either his person or his horse into the Battle of the Little Bighorn. It is well known through contemporary witness accounts and historical research that Custer carried a Remington .50-70 caliber “rolling block” sporting rifle into battle. No direct evidence for George Custer’s personal firearms (a Remington sporting rifle and Royal Irish Constabulary pistols) was located on the Custer battlefield. However, a single .50-caliber bullet fired from a Remington sporting rifle was found at the Reno-Benteen defense site. The bullet was found embedded in the hospital area, and its orientation suggests it was fired from an Indian position east of the defense site. The bullet is not definitive evidence of Custer’s Remington in Indian hands, but it shows that at least one .50-caliber Remington sporting rifle was used in the battle. (Archaeological Perspectives on the Battle of the Little Bighorn, p. 116). Original letter included with this lot states that the relic shell was recovered by Mr. Keith McDougal on October 21, 1976 using a metal detector on range land leased to the Scott Cattle Company. The casing was recovered approximately 200 yards North and slightly East of the Calhoun position on Battle Ridge. Research done by the shell’s previous owner indicates that the Remington company validated the fact they produced brass shells of this caliber during the period in question. Most all of the Indian used and US Cavalry shell casings recovered during the next few decades were almost entirely made LOT - 1441 of copper. The casing was previously in the collection of the late respected Custer author Mr. John Carroll of Bryan, Texas, and was one of his prized possessions. Carroll was co-author of the monumental work, “Roll Call on the Little Bighorn” and author of more than 50 other books and pamphlets on Custer. Carroll was a pre-eminent purveyor of Custer related items in the 1970’s and 1980’s and was proud to own this piece. The accompanying correspondence is a full five years before any detailed metal detecting work was done in an official manner, and many years before the well known forensic testing of cartridges from the battlefield. Circumstantial and fact based evidence indicates that the story is genuine as well as the relic casing. PROVENANCE: Includes signed and notarized affidavit from Mr. Keith McDougal Jr. dated Sept. 20, 1979, and original letter from McDougal to noted Custer authority John Carroll dated August 8, 1979. From the Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,500 - 2,000

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1442 - LOT OF 2: ONE COMPLETE .50-70 CARTRIDGE DREDGED NEAR THE WASHITA BATTLEFIELD AND A COPPER .45-55 SHELL CASING FROM WATER RAVINE. Lot consists of: (A) Fired .45-55 Springfield Trapdoor carbine copper shell casing found near the Water Ravine area of the Custer Battlefield. Found at 3” deep with a metal detector in the late 1970’s. (B) A .50-70 dropped cartridge from an area two miles SE of the Washita Battle monument. PROVENANCE: Signed and notarized letter dated September 20, 1979 that describes above Custer Battle cartridge and circumstances of it’s discovery. Rare opportunity to obtain cartridges from two famous Indian Wars engagements that featured Custer’s 7th Cavalry. Custer historian John Carroll collection, Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 600 - 800

1443 - INDIAN WARS LOT INCLUDING 11 BOXES OF AMMO, 3 TOOLS, & 1898 US MANUAL. Lot consists of (A) three two piece boxes of 45-70 Govt ammo circa 1890. One box with tinned cases, 12 live rounds and 7 empties from the Frankfort Arsenal. CONDITION: Opened. Box 2; full box of 20 tinned cases, box is plain manila. CONDITION: Opened. Box 3 is a full box of 20, UMC, CONDITION: Opened. (B) Full box of 20 .45 rimfire ammo 1878 Frankfort Arsenal. CONDITION: Lid detached. (C) One full box of 10 rounds of .50 caliber rimfire. No mark on box. (D) One full sealed box of 10 primed blank cartridges for the Spencer carbine, Frankfort Arsenal 1870. (E) Full box of 24 .45 Model of 1911 ammo in clips for double action revolvers Model of 1917. UMC production. CONDITION: Seams split. (F) Full box of 20 .45 Model of 1911 ammo by UMC. CONDITION: Box opened. (G) Three two piece boxes of .30-40 Krag ammo; 20 rounds dated 1917, plain box. CONDITION: Opened. Full box reads Model of 1898, Frankfort Arsenal, heads dated 1903. CONDITION: Box open. One box .30 Army Blank Smokeless adapted to Krag Jorgensen and Winchester Repeating Rifles Model 1895 CONDITION: Opened. (H) Three US Colt Model 1873 screwdriver-tools; L-type, M1876 and M1879. CONDITION: Good, with some age patination. (I) Book, US Springfield Rifle, Carbine and Army Revolvers, 1898 Govt. Printed Manual CONDITION: Torn left top corner. 200 - 400

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1444 - LOT OF 4: FOUR BOXES OF VINTAGE AMMUNITION Lot consists of: (A) Full box of Winchester red, yellow and blue in 7.65mm. CONDITION: Very good, complete. (B) Full box of UMC, two piece, seal broken. CONDITION: Good, with some chipping. (C) Is a Reproduction of an early box of 7.65 Parabellum, near full. CONDITION: Good as recently manufactured. (D) A nearly full box of 1943 dated 9mm ammo from DWM in a pre-1920 box. CONDITION: Loose aprons but complete. Box will display nicely once put back together and shrink wrapped. 100 - 200

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1445 - HISTORIC FRENCH BRONZE SWIVEL CANNON FOUND AT LAKE GEORGE, EX. WILLIAM GUTHMAN COLLECTION. This important French and Indian War Cannon comes with a copy of a signed letter from William Guthman attesting to its authenticity and provenance. The letter is on his letterhead and dated January 1994 and he states that he obtained it from the original owner 20 years prior and it was in his collection until it was sold, sometime in 1994. This cannon, along with another identical, was excavated from the mud along the shore of Lake George during the 1930’s by collector and known dealer Tony Fidd, Senior. Cannons such as this one were mounted at the bow of sloops and rowboats used for battle on the lake. The boats these guns were used on were often deliberately sunk on the lakes, submerged to protect them from destruction during assaults across ice-covered lakes. The cannons were frequently buried for safe-keeping. A copy of an excerpt from the diary of Abel Spicer, dated 1758 Lake George, New York states that “Monday, October 23rd - This day they finished carrying off the bateaux all that was not to be sunk, and buried the sloop’s guns and rigging.” On the next day he also states that they buried the oars and a great deal of their equipment. This is the most likely explanation of how this cannon was stored and came to be found in the mud on the shores of Lake George. The cannon itself has a 24” bronze tube, including the cascabel. The bore measures about 1” in diameter and the cannon weighs about 50 pounds. There is a 1-1/4” trunnion on each side and the cannon measures 5-1/2 inches across the trunnions. Its original iron yoke is still present. The turned barrel shows a 2” by 2-1/2” relief cypher of a dolphin on top between the trunnions. In front of the touchole, an “E” below another proof can be seen for St. Etienne royal French foundry. The cannon dates circa 1740-1750. Complete with a nice contemporary base and four period grape shot cannon balls in relic condition. CONDITION: Tube retains a very dark, even patina and is untouched. Shows a few marks from use during the period. Yoke retains a heavy brown patina and shows some corrosion. This is a very historically significant cannon which most certainly saw action during the French and Indian War. 6,000 - 10,000

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LOT - 1446 1446 - THIRD REICH STEEL SCALE MODEL OF A 88MM FLAK 37 ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN Exceptional functioning steel scale model of a German WWII 88mm Flak 37 anti-aircraft gun, marked as manufactured by “Ernst Merling” in “Bamberg, Germany” with a serial number of “011”. That serial number appears on several components. The right side of the breech is marked “Mod. 1937, Cal. 88, GEW.”.t appears to be a desk piece gift, and it might fire a 5mm blank. This marvelous piece of machining has a 12” smooth bore stepped barrel with recoiling breech block mounted on rails, with dummy recoil cylinders in the lower front. It has functioning hand wheel elevation that will elevate 90 degrees from horizontal to vertical and a traversing hand wheel that will rotate the entire cannon on its base 360 degrees. The base is 5 - 1/2” diameter solid machined steel, with a pedestal to mount the weapon. The right side of the frame has a functioning azimuth indicator. Top of breechblock has a small articulated handle that functions as the trigger. The removable cartridge holder with striker is 1-7/8” long with a knurled head, and is secured into the breechblock with three lugs. Right side of cartridge holder has a small Luger-type striker which engages the sear which is attached to the trigger/handle. The nose of this device is removable for single shot loading of blank cartridges. The 88mm Flak gun was so versatile that it was used from 1937-1945, also as an anti-tank gun, and was feared by WWII Allied armor crews. CONDITION: Retains most of its original metal finish on the gun itself, with the base being a freckled silver/ brown patina. Mechanically sound. Overall very good to excellent. 2,000 - 3,500

LOT - 1447 1447 - LOT OF 6: SIX PHILIPPINE BRONZE LANTAKAS, THREE LARGE ONES TOGETHER WITH THREE SMALLER ONES, AND TWO CARVED LANTAKA CARRIAGES. Lot consists of: (A) the largest Lantaka at 47” from cascobell to muzzle, approximately 1 - 1/2” bore of characteristic form with cast bronze dolphin lifting handles and cast bronze pintel. (B) of similar form, 45” long, with 1” bore. (C) 35” long with a 1” bore. (D) 18 - 1/2” long with a poor bore. .70 caliber bore. (E) 14” long, with 1 - 1/4” bore. (F) Standard cannon shape with turnings and measuring 12 - 1/2” with a .80 caliber bore. Three on carved carriages of contemporary design. An interesting lot for the cannon collector or collector of ethnic weapons. 1,200 - 1,800 198

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1448 - (A) CASED U.S. HISTORICAL SOCIETY ROBERT E. LEE COMMEMORATIVE MODEL 1851 REVOLVER. Manufacturer: U.S. Historical Society Model: 1851 Robert E. Lee Commemorative Serial No. 835 Caliber/Bore: .36 Ball 7 - 1/2” Antique Commemorative Model 1851 Navy, authorized by the U.S. Historical Society in commemoration of Robert E. Lee in 1984. These were made in a small quantity totaling 2500. This particular revolver is numbered 835. This revolver has gold etching along both sides of the frame, barrel, hammer, and loading lever. The cylinder is etched in gold with a scene of Robert E. Lee on horseback with a Confederate flag in the back with other scenes of a cannon and buildings of importance. The top of the barrel is etched with “Lee”, inside ornate gold etching. Backstrap and trigger guard are gold plated. The left grip is inlaid with a Robert E. LOT - 1448 Lee medallion. Case is constructed of wood and has a inner plaque that reads “The Official Robert E. Lee Commemorative Pistol authorized by U.S. Historical Society”. Lid of case has leather panel that shows a scene of Lee on horseback. Accessories within the case include: powder flask, cap tin, gold plated ball ammunition, gloves, commemorative coin, and case key. CONDITION: Revolver is in excellent condition showing only a light dragline along the cylinder. Wood grips retain virtually all of the factory applied varnish showing little to no signs of any use or handling. Case is in excellent condition showing few minor handling marks on the lid and rest of case. Overall an exemplary reproduction Model 1851, commemorating Robert E. Lee. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 1449 1449 - GERMAN MP-44 MACHINE GUN PARTS German WW2 machine gun parts including “bnz” Steyr marked barrel, low profile wooden buttstock with upper trap hardware not present, mainspring, operating piston, complete handgrip assembly, and sheet metal handguard, gas cylinder tube, and rear part of receiver section. CONDITION: Rear receiver section has been torch cut on a diagonal 5 1/2” to 6 1/4 “ forward from the rear of section. Remaining parts appear in good serviceable condition except for barrel which has a 1/4 inch hole drilled from outside through into the chamber, with remains of weld at the mouth of the chamber, where the weld has been drilled out to reveal bore condition. Otherwise bore is good with some pitting forward of the chamber, improving condition towards the muzzle. Some useful parts here for spares for a highly desirable German WW 2 machine gun. 1,000 - 2,000

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JUNE 13, 2019 Thursday Session | Auction Starts at 9:00am LOTS: 2,001 - 2,464 Items on Display Approximately 4 weeks prior to Auction Date. Please Call to Confirm.

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2001 - LOT OF 6: VICTORIAN BRITISH ARMY BELT BUCKLES. Lot contains: A) Cheshire Rifle Volunteers, 5th Battalion, silvered finish. B) Royal Irish Fusiliers, in bronze gilt with silver center. C) The Worcestershire Regiment, bronze gilt with silver center. D) The Duke Of Cambridge’s Own, in bronze gilt with silver center. E) Royal Lancaster Regiment 1st Volunteer Battalion, silvered finish. F) General Service, bronze gilt with silver center. CONDITION: All buckles are two-piece and in very good or better condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200 2002 - LOT OF 5: VICTORIAN BRITISH ARMY BELT BUCKLES Lot contains: A) The Border Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center and red enamel cross. B) Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regiment) bronze gilt with silver center. C) XXX Regiment, silvered bronze with wear to the silver finish. D) Buckle with “A” center, bronze gilt with silver letter. E) The Royal Fusiliers, silvered metal. CONDITION: All are two-piece buckles in very good or better condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200 2003 - LOT OF 5: VICTORIAN BRITISH ARMY BELT BUCKLES Lot contains: A) The Prince Albert’s Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center. B) York and Lancaster Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center. C) Honorable Artillery Company, in bronze gilt with silver center. D) West Yorkshire Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center. E) The Norfolk Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center. CONDITION: All are two-piece buckles in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 2006 2004 - LOT OF 5: VICTORIAN BRITISH ARMY BELT BUCKLES. Lot contains: A) Cambridgeshire Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center. B) The Royal Warwickshire, in bronze gilt with silver center. C) The Liverpool Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center. D) Royal Marine Artillery, in bronze gilt with silver center. E) Hartford Militia, silvered metal. CONDITION: All are two-piece buckles in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200 2005 - LOT OF 5: VICTORIAN BRITISH ARMY BELT BUCKLES. Lot contains: A) Buckinghamshire Rifle Regiment, bronze gilt. B) The Queens Own Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center. C) Royal Marines. D) The East Lancashire Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center. E) 97th - The Earl of Ulster’s Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center. CONDITION: All are two-piece buckles in very good or better condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,000 2006 - LOT OF 5: VICTORIAN BRITISH ARMY BELT BUCKLES. Lot contains: A) City Of Norwich Rifle Volunteers, silvered finish. B) The Devonshire Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center. C) Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense rectangular belt buckle, bronze gilt. D) South Lancashire (Prince Of Wales Volunteers) Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center. E) East Norfolk Regiment, in bronze gilt with silver center. CONDITION: All buckles are in very good or better condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 2007 2007 - GERMAN WWII HEER PANZER WRAP. A unique mid to late war German WWII Heer enlisted Panzer wrap uniform made in a black wool which appears to be unworn. The wear appears to have been from storage over the years. A Panzer enlisted eagle is sewn on the right breast in the correct manner. The swastika is had sewn and the remainder of the eagle is machine sewn. There is a 1/2 cut on right side of the eagle above the wingtip and below the stitch line. 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 while the right braid is completely intact, the braid on the left side is damaged and partly separated. The original aluminum Panzer skulls are applied directly through the collar, with the left skull having two aluminum pins, and the right skulls with two brass pins. The shoulder straps are not removeable and been factory sewn down with a machine stitch line visible on the inside. The “Russian braid” was machine applied directly to the strap before ether were sewn to the shoulders. The straps where sewn into the shoulders before the straps were sewn down. A shoulder board button is sewn down on each strap, through the standard type button hole. The braid on the left strap is completely intact, which the one on the right exhibits the same type of damage as the left collar. The uniform closes via four large black glass buttons on the rights side, as well as with four smaller black glass buttons. Both cuffs are secured with a small black glass button as well. The interior of the uniform has light gray partial lining with the maker mark (RBNr) and size stamps are on the left pocket lining. The cotton lining has a 1/4 inch hole near the left shoulder, as well as a couple of snags. Several light stains are present on the lower edge of the pocket linings. Both sides of the wrap have four closed belt hook stitch lines, and each belt hook strap on the inside has six machine sewn hook holes. Each inner side has two black HBT tie straps. CONDITION: An unworn Panzer wrap jacket with damage to the braid, as well as very light damage overall from storage. Excellent to near mint. 2,300 - 3,000

LOT - 2008

2008 - GERMAN WWII 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. 1,200 - 1,800

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2009 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH MEDICAL OFFICER TUNIC, VISOR CAP, AND TROUSERS. Lot contains: (A) German Army Medical Lt Colonel tunic, (B) Medical officer visor cap, and (C) Pair of uniform trousers. (A) An early 1930’s tunic to a Lt Colonel of the medical branch who served in the Imperial German Army in WWI and was likely to have served in the Reichwehr as well. Tunic was made by the tailor “Christian Schwarz u. Sohn” in Munich, and is made from a fine quality doeskin dark green wool, with very light wear and no visible damage. There are five matching era applied buttons on the front, four on the pocket flaps, and two on the shoulder boards. The Oberstleutnant medical boards are tailor sewn in, with each having a rank pip and medical device original to the boards. The two bullion medical branch officer collar tabs are era machine sewn to the collar. A high quality officer bullion eagle is handsewn to the right breast before the lining was sewn in, and the lining is a dark green rayon type. Two sets of era applied awards loops are sewn to the left upper pocket, and four WWI era awards are pinned through three loops above the pocket. CONDITON: Overall near mint condition. (B) An early 1930’s medical officer visor cap with no markings on the inner sweatshield. Cap is made from a high quality doesksin wool with no visible damage. Eagle and wreath are applied through the lining and appear to be era applied. Leather sweatband is intact with almost no visible wear. Lining is made from a dark blue cotton with a machine sewn sweatshield, and the officer chin cord is undamaged. CONDITION: Overall near mint. (C) Officer high quality black wool trousers, with a green rayon inner waistband and off-white cotton lining. All five fly buttons, six outer waist buttons, and right rear pocket flap button are era applied. Trousers have two front slash pockets, a right rear flap pocket, a small watch pocket on the right side, and a rear adjustment tab with a brass buckle. The outer lower cuffs have some light staining, and there are four areas of 1/4 inch moth holes in the crotch area. CONDITION: Overall excellent. 1,000 - 1,600

LOT - 2009

2010 - LOT OF 4: GERMAN WORLD WAR II LEATHER PANZER JACKET, SS OVERSEAS CAP, POLICE OFFICER TROUSERS, AND JAPANESE COLLAR DICKIE. Lot contains: (A) Heer leather jacket with Panzer officer shoulder boards, (B) SS overseas cap with missing insignia, (C) Polizei breeches, and (D) Japanese Dickie. (A) Black leather jacket with moderate wear with slip-on Panzer Leutnant shoulder boards. One of the five glass buttons on the front has been replaced, and another has been resewn. Two glass buttons are present on the cuff adjustment tabs and the initials “HL” are sewn on a small clothing tag on the interior lower right side. There is a flap pocket on the left front breast, and two flap pockets on the lower front. On the right inside there is a slash pocket. Jacket is fully lined with a black blanket type fabric. Jacket leather is worn thorugh the black dye on the collar, edges, and seams. CONDITION: Leather jacket is good to very good. (B) SS overseas cap with black machine stitching remaining in the outline of a removed SS eagle and skull on the front. Exposed field gray cap wool shows age from wear, while under the flaps the wool is in the base color. Field gray rayon lining is intact and shows moderate wear, with the size stamp of “59” and an illegible maker’s mark above it. Inside top of lining is made from a lighter field gray HBT fabric. CONDITION: Overall very good. (C) Polizei officer breeches in a blue green wool in lightly worn condition. Inner waist, pocket, and cuff end lining is in a gray rayon. Six buttons secure the fly with one being a replacement, four secure the pocket flaps with one also replaced, and ten secure the breech cuffs with four being replacements. Two blued steel buckles secure the side adjusment tabs. CONDITION: Overall excellent. (D) Japanes navy “Dickie” in blue and white cotton with a machine sewn tag representing numerous markings. White cotton portions exhibit moderate age stains. CONDITION: Japanese “Dickie” is good to very good. 900 - 1,400

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LOT - 2011

LOT - 2012

2011 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH POLITICAL LEADER BREECHES, AND 2 REICHSWEHR BUCKLES. Lot contains: (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. 900 - 1,300 2012 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL TUNIC AND HEER OFFICER TROPIAL BREECHES. Lot contains: (A) Luftwaffe tropical tunic, and (B) Heer officer tropical breeches. (A) Lufwaffe tropical tunic with maker mark (Szysaka?) and size stamping inside the left side. Tunic exhibits fading and moderate wear with fraying to both cuffs. There are several stains on the arms and back. The six front buttons, as well as the four pocket flap buttons, are original but have been postwar repainted and retain 90+ of their newer paint. The shoulder strap buttons retain 80% of their original wartime paint, and are the large style buttons. Three original tan glass buttons secure the cuffs and the collar. The left sleeve has four 1/4” holes and a 3” repair near the cuff. CONDITION: Very good. (B) An early pair of Heer tropical officer breeches which are maker and size marked on the inside waistband. Heavy olive corduroy construction with two slash front pockets, front right watch pocket, and a right rear slash pocket which is secured by a metal dish button. Breeches exhibit light wear. The front hidden belt/ buckle is absent, and a small ring is sewn to the right front to secure the watch. Three belt loops have been added to the sides and rear with stitching by hand, and this appears to have been done during the WWII era for the wear of a combat belt. Front fly area is secured by six metal dish buttons. Inner waist has six metal dish buttons, of which two are for suspenders. Waistband inner liner and pockets linings are in a light tan cotton twill. CONDITION: Excellent. 900 - 1,300

LOT - 2013

2013 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN WWII HEER TROPICAL SHORTS AND TROUSER. Lot contains: (A) Heer tropical shorts, and (B) Heer tropical trousers. (A) An unissued pair of early Heer tropical shorts marked to a company in “Gutersloh” which still retains the paper tag with the size markings on the left front. Heavy olive cotton twill with two slash front pockets, front right watch pocket, and a right rear slash pocket which is secured by a metal dish button. Olive painted steel buckle is present on the hidden belt and a small ring is sewn to the right front to secure the watch. Front fly area is secured by six metal dish buttons. Liner inside the waist and pockets linings are in an off-white cotton twill. CONDITION: Unissued and mint. (B) An unissued pair of mid-war Heer tropical straight leg trousers which are depot marked “M 43” with both the “RBNr” and size markings on the inside waistband. Heavy olive cotton twill with two slash front pockets, front right watch pocket, and a right rear slash pocket which is secured by a metal dish button. Olive painted steel buckle is present on the hidden belt and a small ring is sewn to the right front to secure the watch. Front fly area is secured by six metal dish buttons, and one is a replacement. Inner waist has six metal dish buttons, of which two are for suspenders. Liner inside the waist and pockets linings are in an off-white cotton twill. CONDITION: Unissued and mint. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 2015 2014 - LOT OF 2: PAIRS OF GERMAN WWII OFFICER BOOTS. Lot contains: (A) Pair of Officer Leather Dress Boots, and (B) Pair of Leather Officer “Jack Boots”. (A) Pair of high quality black leather dress boots in overall excellent condition. Boots are still very supple. Each boot has a maker mark and series of numbers stamped inside the front of the boot. Flat heels and soles have flush wooden pegs, and boots are lightly worn. Nice pair for display. (B) The boots are in overall good condition. The leather is still slightly supple and shows signs of heavy wear. The seams are beginning to deteriorate and come loose. The soles are beginning to come apart and split. Still, a decent pair of boots for a combat mannequin display. 700 - 1,000 2015 - LOT OF 12: 2 GERMAN WWII BELTS AND 10 BELT BUCKLES. Lot contains three painted steel Heer buckles (one with leather tab), two two-piece aluminum Heer dress buckles, two two-piece aluminum (one with early droop tail eagle) Luftwaffe dress buckles, one aluminum RAD buckle, one aluminum Luftwaffe buckle, and one tomback SA buckle. Lot also contains two black leather belts. One belt is the correct one for the SA buckle, and the other is correct for the RAD buckle and has aluminum fittings. CONDITION: Overall lot is very good to excellent. 550 - 900

LOT - 2016

2016 - THIRD REICH MUSICIAN LEADER BROCADE BELT An unissued example of a Third Reich musician leader brocade belt. Silver bullion belt measures 42 inches in length, with an aluminum buckle catch and lined in a green velvet. CONDITION: Near mint. 450 - 800 2017 - GERMAN WWII OFFICER RIDING BOOTS.. Lot contains a pair of German WWII officer riding boots. The boots are made of a fine black leather which has signs of light wear throughout, but were well taken care of. The soles are made of stacked leather, with the heel having a rubber pad on the bottom. A pair of riding spurs are fastened to each boot which are also in excellent condition. The inside of the boots are marked with the maker’s name, but is illegible. CONDITION: Overall excellent. 200 - 500

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2018 - PATTERN 1855 DRAGOON SHELL JACKET. Very scarce pre-Civil War era cavalry shell jacket. 24” long 12-button jacket in the pre-Civil War Dragoon pattern issued to noncommissioned officers and enlisted troopers. The collar piping and trim are in the style and color (orange) of the Dragoons. CONDITION: The butternut wool lining shows light wear and minor sweat stains, but overall condition is excellent with no fading or moth damage. Federal regulation buttons are all original and correct. Contract makers stamp to RH inside sleeve and size “3” stamp. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 6,000 - 8,000

LOT - 2018

2019 - CIVIL WAR UNION CAVALRY SHELL JACKET. Civil War Union Cavalry enlisted man’s regulation shell jacket. Original rough blue wool lining to the inside with cotton sleeve linings. CONDITION: Retains the original “WATERBURY” federal eagle buttons throughout. Retains tightly stitched yellow worsted wool tape piping with original saber belt pillow supports at the rear. The was the standard issue Union cavalry jacket for enlisted men which later saw use in the Indian Wars period until the adoption of the pattern 1872 uniforms. Inspector stamped in cotton sleeve lining: ‘F.H. SHAFER -U.S.-INSP. CIN.’ PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 2,000 - 3,000

LOT - 2019

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2020 - LOT OF 6: US 19TH CENTURY UNIFORM GROUP INCLUDING TWO HATS, CANTEEN, CAMP SHIRT, VEST, COAT. Lot consists of: (A) GAR slouch hat retailer marked Galloway of Bay City Michigan on sweatband. CONDITION: Very fine, some tarnishing to GAR pin. (B) US Forage cap, band insignia, C.A. Bradley of Ct label. CONDITION: Good, with some deterioration to leather sweatband. Scattered handling and use marks. Some stains. (C) Blue wool covered canteen, maker marked on neck for J. Hall Rohrman. CONDITION: Good, original leather strap is broken but all pieces appear present. Remainder of leather is crazing and almost flaking away, quite tender. Wool covering has some stains and moth holes. (D) Blue wool US dress frock, eagle buttons, made by Devlin of NY. CONDITION: Good, complete, with some rubs to exterior and what appears to be repairs to liner. (E) Blue wool vest with eagle buttons, cotton back, no maker. CONDITION: Good, some fraying to cloth, staining on interior. (F) Light weight blue wool tunic, no military buttons or markings. CONDITION: Good, complete, with a few very minor holes and some stains. Included is a hang tag identifying the lot to Edwin Jerry Carrington. 1,200 - 1,800

LOT - 2020

2021 - LOT OF 2: CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY SHELL JACKET AND FORAGE CAP. Lot consists of: (A) M1858 Civil War era Union artillery shell jacket. Raised gold bullion stripes may be post-war addition for militia unit or costume use. CONDITION: Jacket shows moderate to heavy wear and is missing most of its inside lining. (B) Civil War enlisted forage cap with brass Union cavalry crossed saber insignia to crown. CONDITION: Cap is in fair condition with most of its sweatband missing, and silk lining loose and torn. Warrants restoration to stabilize it for display. 600 - 1,000 LOT - 2021

LOT - 2022

2022 - LOT OF 2: M1899 OFFICER’S CAMPAIGN HAT AND 1899 9TH CAVALRY FIELD SERVICE BLOUSE. Lot consists of: A) Officer’s Model 1889 black felt campaign hat size 7 1/8. This example retains gold bullion thread separately sewn cavalry crossed saber insignia to the front along with an officer’s twisted hat band with acorn tassels. Inside bears ‘JOHN B. STETSON’ stamp to leather sweatband that is still solidly attached with tight stitching. B) Private purchase Pattern of 1899 Lieut. Colonel’s cavalry field service blouse for an officer of the famed “Buffalo Soldiers,” and African-American regiment. Blouse has beautiful high quality gold gilt “U.S.” and false embroidered 9th Cavalry Regiment officer’s insignia. Lieut. Colonel’s silver and gold bullion thread shoulder straps are present on each shoulder. Coat retains high quality gold plated “C” cavalry buttons. Maker label to inside of collar reads: BROWNING , KING & Co. - New York. Both uniform and hat are in excellent condition with only light period wear. In 1898, the 9th US Cavalry Regiment fought alongside Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders at the battles of Kettle Hill and San Juan Hill. Later, they served as his honor guard during his visit to San Francisco. In 1899 and again in 1904, the 9th Cavalry patrolled Yosemite National Park joining other cavalry and infantry as the first “rangers” of the park system. Under General John J. Pershing, the regiment fought in the Punitive Expedition against Pancho Villa in Mexico in 1916. The regiment spent World War I in the Philippines. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 2,000 - 2,500 208

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LOT - 2023

2023 - 1880’S INDIAN WARS WINTER UNIFORM GROUPING. 1880’s Indian Wars era grouping that represents an enlisted cavalry trooper’s uniform on the Western frontier. Includes: 1880’s five button general service blouse, and matching blue wool trousers. Blouse retains heather blue wool lining that is intact and tight. M1884 regulation yellow lined cavalry great coat and cape. Both show a few scattered moth nips. Muskrat winter hat with red wool liner to crown. Buffalo fur and leather gauntlets, and M1884 general service leather belt and cast brass “US” plate. CONDITION: Very good overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 2,000 - 2,500

LOT - 2024

2024 - LOT OF 3: CAVALRY UNIFORM ITEMS, INCLUDING ONE MUSICIANS COAT, ONE COAT, AND A PAIR OF TROUSERS. Lot consists of: (A) M1885 cavalry musician’s dress coat. CONDITION: Excellent. Coat retains its original yellow worsted wool tape trim, and gold gilt federal eagle Horstmann Phila. back marked buttons. Quilted white and black polished cotton lining is solid and intact. There is an 8” period repair to the back and a 2” area of scattered moth damage between the first and second front buttons. (B) Scarce M1884 cavalry dress coat with federal eagle buttons and very rare matching trousers. Coat is lined in quilted tan cotton and shows light period wear. Trousers have the seat reinforced for heavy frontier use. CONDITION: Only a few tiny moth nips that are barely noticeable. Both are very good. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 2,000 - 3,500

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2025 - MODEL 1872 U.S. CAVALRY ENLISTED BOOTS. A very scarce pair of darkened leather boots troops as issued to enlisted US Cavalrymen. Constructed of three piece leather stacked heels and soles secured with hand forged square hobnails. CONDITION: Original leather pull tabs are present and stitching is good. No holes or splits to the leather. This is one of the hardest Custer era items to acquire for a correct display of trooper’s effects. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,800 - 2,500 2026 - LOT OF 6: FOUR SPANISH AMERICAN WAR SUMMER BLOUSES, ONE PAIR OF TROUSERS AND CAMPAIGN HAT. Lot consists of: (A) Circa 1898-1900 regulation “snowflake” vent campaign hat with standard three rows of stitching around brim. Also has the correct 1” brown grosgrain ribbon with characteristic left side bow and period correct 7th Cavalry, E Troop insignia and yellow cavalry cord to front. Interior sweat band marking: “Regulation/ U.S./ Army Hat” to russet brown leather sweatband. Sweatband is all there, but stitching has come loose in some places. (B) Spanish American War tropical/summer blouse with original cavalry corporal’s stripes and epaulettes. C) Spanish-American era summer/tropical tan blouse. (D) Cavalry summer white linen five button “stable” coat with matching trousers. (E) Summer/tropical cavalry tan blouse with cavalry epaulettes. (F) Span-Am era summer/tropical tan trousers. CONDITION: All uniforms are very good with only light period wear. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,500 - 2,000 LOT - 2025

2027 - LOT OF 8: INDIAN WARS UNIFORM COATS AND TWO PAIRS OF TROUSERS. Lot consists of: (A) M1895 cavalry officer’s undress blouse with mohair trim and collar. Period original pin backed cavalry and US insignia to the collar with silver bullion captain’s shoulder straps. CONDITION: No mothing or damage with complete polished cotton black lining on the inside. Matching and period correct yellow striped trousers are included. (B) M1902 Medical officer’s dress coat and gold bullion shoulder knots. CONDITION: Coat has two tiny moths nips to back and one large one on chest area. (C) US cavalry company grade officer Model 1902 full dress uniform with gold bullion shoulder knots. CONDITION: About a dozen small scattered moth nips on the coat. Includes dark blue matching dress trousers. (D) M1902 company grade cavalry officer’s dress coat with bullion “B” troop crossed sabers on cuffs and gold bullion shoulder knots. CONDITION: Polished cotton lining with no moths nips. (E) Two 1890’s general service officer’s dress coats, one with silver bullion Lieut. Colonel’s shoulder straps. CONDITION: Both are excellent with no mothing. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,200 - 1,500

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2028 - LOT OF 6: INDIAN WARS AND SPANISH-AMERICAN ERA FATIGUE BLOUSES. Lot consists of: (A) 1900’s 7th N.Y. wool pullover fatigue blouse with embroidered “3’s” on the collars and “ 7 N.Y.” on the left sleeve. (B) Regulation Indian Wars period five button blouse. Blouse retains original green polished cotton lining and Horstmann, Phila. buttons. (C) Five button blouse with Iowa National Guard buttons and Armstrong, Chicago clothing label. (D) Mothed and worn five button regulation blouse. (E) Scarce double breasted Indian Wars period wool pullover blouse. (F) Spanish-American period wool pullover fatigue blouse with sergeant’s stripes. CONDITION: Overall very good to excellent. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,200 - 1,500

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2029 - LOT OF 3: 1880’S CAVALRY TUNICS AND A PAIR CAVALRY TROUSERS. Lot consists of: (A) 1880’s five button regulation cavalry fatigue blouse with Chief Trumpeter’s chevrons. Lined in jeancloth, this blouse has solid stitching overall. CONDITION: Only one small moth nip noted. (B) M-1885 enlisted New York mounted militia dress coat. Adorned with gold gilt “EXCELSIOR” state buttons and “A” troop collar insignia. CONDITION: Blouse has approximately six moth nips visible. (C) 1885 cavalry dress trousers. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,200 - 1,500

LOT - 2030

2030 - 19TH CENTURY US NAVY OFFICERS EPAULETTES IN ORIGINAL METAL CONTAINER. Polished brass with gold braids, has Navy anchor button, embroidered plate with letters OD. CONDITION: Excellent condition in original carry case. 1,000 - 1,250 2031 - LOT OF 8: MILITARY AND CIVILIAN COATS AND ONE PAIR OF TROUSERS. Lot consists of: (A) M1888 artillery musician’s coat with quilted polished cotton lining. (B) 1890’s NY mounted militia uniform with yellow aiguillette. (C) Black 1900’s civilian dress coat with tail. (D) Gray wool cadet or militia uniform with brass buttons. (E) Philadelphia made 1880’s militia band coat. (F) British general service 1900’s wool greatcoat. (G) Red and gold trimmed 1890’s militia coat. (H) 1880’s red trimmed artillery militia dress coat with three rows of brass buttons. (I) 1890’s five button infantry coat with matching trousers. CONDITION: One small period repair on RH side of chest with complete heather blue wool lining. A few scattered moth nips that are barely noticeable. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,000 - 1,400

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LOT - 2032

2032 - LOT OF 7: FIVE INDIAN WAR/SPANISH-AMERICAN ERA TUNICS AND TWO PAIRS OF TROUSERS. Lot consists of: (A) M1884 New York National Guard signal corps dress uniform with “3’s” on the collar. (B) M1882 federal regulation artillery uniform with quilted polished cotton inside lining. CONDITION: No mothing. (C) M1885 Massachusetts militia infantry dress coat. CONDITION: Scattered mothing and 3” tear to bottom front RH side. (D) Pair of World War II era USMC officer’s dress trousers. (E) M1904 USMC enlisted dress coat and trousers. Coat is lined in quilted polished cotton with 1910-1911 quartermaster stamp inside LH sleeve. CONDITION: No mothing, but needs buttons replaced. (These high dome USMC buttons are readily available on the collector market). M1885 NYNG infantry dress coat with matching trousers. CONDITION: Coat shows some scattered mothing and has had the white trim removed off the chest. Trousers are very nice with only a few nips noted with some light tracking. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,000 - 1,400 2033 - LOT OF 4: PAIRS OF CAVALRY BOOTS. Lot consists of: (A) Civil War era cavalry troopers boots. (B) Model 1912 cavalry officers boots. (C) Circa World War I Officer’s private purchase boots. (D) Model 1885 vintage repro boots with original spurs. Included are two book hooks marked “SERVICE”. CONDITION: Very good. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,000 - 1,400 2034 - M1912 CAVALRY OFFICER DRESS UNIFORM GROUPING. Lot consists of: Beautiful uniform grouping that would be period correct for a pre-World War I cavalry officer. Included is the dress coat with 15th US Cavalry crossed saber insignia on the cuffs, a M1912 full dress visor hat with gold bullion eagle insignia, matching dress trousers with yellow stripe and a 1902 pattern dress belt with sword hanger attachment, and a gold bullion rope aide-de-camp aiguillette. CONDITION: All items are excellent. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,000 - 1,400 LOT - 2034

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LOT - 2036 2037 - LOT OF 2: US ARMY SPANISH AMERICAN WAR CAVALRY TUNIC AND SHIRT. A) A) Model 1898 khaki cotton four-pocket tunic with brass eagle buttons, removable yellow shoulder straps and cotton cavalry sergeant chevrons. Interior with clear Quartermaster stamp. CONDITION: Very good with areas of discoloration on the skirts. B) 1870’s-1880’s blue knit wool bib-front shirt with standing-falling collar and small Civil 2036 - LOT OF 2: SPANISH AMERICAN WAR CAVALRY ENLISTED UNIFORM. War eagle buttons on A) Model 1898 khaki cotton four-pocket tunic with brass eagle the front. CONDITION: Wool shows fading, collar buttons, yellow collar, cuffs and removable shoulder straps. and cuffs with wear and Complete with detachable two-button waist belt. B) Khaki cotton trousers with belted back, slash and watch pockets on the period repairs. 800 - 1,200 front and two-pocket rear. Interior with Quartermaster stamp. CONDITION: Tunic is very good showing minor wear, trousers excellent. q. m. 800 - 1,200 2035 - LOT OF 2: FRINGED LEATHER BUCKSKIN SHIRT AND PANTS CIRCA 1890. Lot consists of the classic Western attire for the well heeled cowboy or performer. This is a true American Iconic outfit instantly recognizable around the world as a truly unique item of the American Wild West. The jacket is pull-over style with side pockets and fringe. Trousers were made to be held up with suspenders and has the side buttons. Jacket measures 21” armpit to armpit so basically size 42. CONDITION: While both show some wear, light staining at bottoms of legs and a bit of bleeding on back of jacket, both remain soft and supple and could be worn today if one so chose for a show or SASS meet. These would also make a great back-drop for a Western firearms display. These early buckskins were usually worn for years at a time and were never washed and most ended up in less than desirable condition and this may be the finest set we have ever seen. 1,000 - 1,500

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2038 - LOT OF 6: INDIAN WARS TO SPANISH-AMERICAN ERA FOUR SWORD BELTS AND TWO OFFICER SWORD KNOTS. Lot consists of: (A) Indian Wars period boxed set of company grade officer’s full dress belt with eagle belt plate, slings, and saber hanger attachment. Includes original japanned tin box maker stamped to top: ‘M.C. LILLEY & CO. - MILITARY 7 SOCIETY GOODS - LONG 7 SIXTH STS. COLUMBUS, OHIO. (B) Early 1900’s cavalry officer’s full dress belt and eagle plate. (C) Indian Wars period enlisted musician’s leather belt with gold gilt plate with separately applied musician’s lyre and wreath insignia. (D) 1880-1890’s infantry officer’s full dress belt and eagle plate. Plate is maker stamped: ‘H. PETTIBONE BROS - MFG, CO. - CIN’ TI.O.’ (E) Two unissued officer’s M1872 bullion sword knots. CONDITION: Very good overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 600 - 800

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2039 - M1902 ENLISTED CAVALRY UNIFORM SET. Enlisted M1902 uniform set includes dress visor hat with “C” troop, 8th Cavalry Regiment insignia to front. Tarred leather bill to front with silver inked maker’s label to crown. Retains russet brown leather sweatband and correct gold gilt side buttons. M1902 enlisted man’s trousers, leather belt, and M1902 tunic with period correct crossed saber cavalry collar insignia and worsted wool yellow chest cords. CONDITION: Overall very good with only a few scattered small moth nips noted on the trousers and one on the hat. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 600 - 900

LOT - 2040 2040 - LOT OF 2: 1904-12 U.S.M.C. DRESS HAT AND TUNIC. Lot consists of 1904-1912 USMC Dress Hat and Tunic. This style of dress tunic and hat were worn by the United States Marine Corp from 1904-12 when they were heavily involved in the so called Banana Wars in Central and South America. Control of this area began with the establishment and the successful landing at Guantanamo and the readiness of the Marines for the Spanish–American War were in contrast to the slow mobilization of the United States Army in the war. In 1900, the General Board of the United States Navy decided to give the Marine Corps primary responsibility for the seizure and defense of advanced naval bases. The Marine Corps formed an expeditionary battalion to be permanently based in the Caribbean, which subsequently practiced landings in 1902 in preparation for a war with Germany over their siege in Venezuela. CONDITION: The tunic is in excellent condition retaining all original buttons and shows little signs of wear or fading. The hat has the original insignia with the Warnock, New York stencil. A fine and rare offering. 500 - 1,000

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2041 - LOT OF 10: 4 PAIRS OF EPAULETTS AND ONE PAIR QUARTERMASTER SHOULDER STRAPS. Lot consists of: (A) One pair USMC Epauletts with red braid, brass body, eagle button, USMC Insignia. CONDITION: Good, brass has a mellow age coloring to it. (B) Pair of brass epaulettes with fringe. Fish scale pattern on the top. CONDITION: Good, some handling marks. (C) A pair of brass epauletts, no fringe, fish scale pattern. CONDITION: Good, some patination to brass. (D) Another pair of brass epaulettes, with fringe. CONDITION: Fine, some discoloration to brass and patination. (E) The embroidered Quartermaster straps marked QM. CONDITION: Good, some discoloration from age. 250 - 500


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2042 - ID’D WIA WWI USMC OFFICER 1ST BN, 6TH MARINES UNIFORM GROUPING. Grouping consists of a rare USMC World War I officer P1912 Winter Service uniform with bronze, pin backed officer EGA’s on collar and brown leather Sam Browne belt. Multi-piece wool, 1st Bn, 6th Marines Indian head patch sewn on left shoulder with correct World War I Fourragere pinned under epaulette. Medals include a government engraved Purple Heart named to: “CHARLES C. DAVIS”, French Croix de Guerre with palm leaves and silver star, World War I Victory Medal with Aisne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, and Defensive Sector bars, World War I French War Commemorative Medal, and a Detroit American Legion 1931 Veteran’s Reunion Medal. Glengarry cap is British made with USMC buttons to front with pin backed bronze officer EGA affixed. Included is a USMC rosewood swagger stick with EGA sterling cap and tip, and a brass U.S. issue trench whistle made by Horstmann of Philadelphia. CONDITION: All items is very good to excellent, with the only exception being three small moths nips to Glengarry cap. 3,000 - 5,000

2043 - WWI PERIOD IDENTIFIED USMC OFFICER’S GROUP. Group relating to Major Richard Bennett Creecy and his service with the Marine Corps in Haiti and during World War I. The group consists of: An Extensive File of original photographs, post cards, orders, transcripts of letters and newspaper clippings, all removed from a scrapbook, some retaining their original annotations, most in very good - excellent condition: Pass issued to Creecy by the Haitian Consul-General of Haiti in 1915: Copies of newspaper clippings relating to Creecy murdering his wife with an ax and committing suicide in 1930: Pre World War I Marine Officer’s Visor Cap, with quatrefoil on the crown, screw-on Marine side buttons and officer’s EG&A hat badge. Interior crown lining tattered, leather sweatband partially detached. Cap is in overall very good condition: Khaki Cotton Tunic, the collar displaying a pair of French-made EG&A officer’s collar insignia, one showing casting flaws. Left breast displaying two sets of ribbon bars, 1905-06-07 Expert Rifleman badge, Pistol Expert badge and Victory Medal with “France” bar. Shoulder straps pinned with captains bars. Interior inked with the initials “CHG”: Model 1912 Swivel Holster, reverse marked “Rock Island Arsenal 1914”, in very good condition with supple leather and minor crazing: Pair Khaki Cotton Trousers showing moderate wear: Pair Of High Top Leather Officer’s Boots in excellent condition: Leather Garrison Belt in very good condition: 2,000 - 3,000

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LOT - 2045 LOT - 2044 2044 - WORLD WAR I IDENTIFIED AMERICAN AMBULANCE SERVICE UNIFORM GROUP. Group identified to John T. Lloyd who served with Sanitary Squad Unit 12, American Ambulance Service in France. The group consists of: Tunic with Red Cross armband on left sleeve, bullion “ American Ambulance” tab on right sleeve and flaming bomb “A” collar insignia, Geneva cross buttons. Missing metal shoulder strap titles. Paris tailor’s label in collar and pocket label, on which is inked “J.T. Lloyd 5061 Feb 17”. Pinned to the breast is an American Field Service medal and a French “1915-1918” service medal. Tunic is in excellent condition with a few minor holes: Tunic with flaming bomb “A” collar insignia, ball buttons and Red Cross armband. Paris tailor’s label in collar and pocket label, on which is inked “J.T. LLoyd 51041 June 17”. Pinned to the chest is an American Field Service medal and French “1915-1918” service medal ribbon, the planchet detached and in pocket. Excellent condition: Visor Cap with American Ambulance Service France badge, soft top, silk crown lining, leather sweatband embossed “English Cap” and inked “Lloyd”. Cap is in very good condition showing moderate service wear but no damage: Visor Cap with American Field Service France badge, soft top, silk crown lining stamped with Paris makers name. Excellent condition: French infantry helmet complete with liner and chin strap in very good condition: French wool covered canteen, improvised strap utilizing an American pistol lanyard. Cover shows wear: 1915 Diary spanning January 1 - April 24, 1915, concerning life within the Ambulance Service in the Paris area. Clearly written in black ink and in excellent condition: Green wool shirt showing heavy use: Leather belt with darkened brass buckle, leather stamped “R.I.A. 1904”, in very good condition: British St. John Ambulance Brigade belt and buckle in excellent condition: Two copies of the small “Field Service Bulletin” dated 1918: American Field Service Bulletin, “The Reserve Mallet”, dated March 8, 1919: 3 Volume Set Of Books “ History of the American Field Service in France”, 1920: Memorial Volume of the American Field Service In France with a roster of casualties , 1921: Three original photographs of ambulances and personnel. Paper material very good condition. A rare and extensive group to an uncommon unit with service in France before America entered World War I. 2,000 - 3,000 2045 - WORLD WAR I US RED CROSS COMMISSION TO SIBERIA WOMEN’S IDENTIFIED UNIFORM GROUP. This group is identified to Miss Madeline C Lowrey who served with the American Red Cross as a nurses aide in Vladivostok Siberia. Group consists of: Wool tunic with Red Cross collar insignia, enameled Red Cross and “ARC” shoulder strap insignia, standing bear Siberia AEF patch, left cuff with felt red cross and service stripe. Pinned to the chest are two American Red Cross Service medals one with enamel damage and a British Red Cross War Service Medal. Interior of the tunic displays the embroidered initials “ML”: Matching skirt, inked in the waist band “Lowrey”: Woven straw hat with Paris makers label, exterior with blue silk band and American eagle insignia: White cotton blouse: Pair high top leather shoes: Photo copies of two Red Cross reports dated August 23, 1919 and September 9, 1919 mentioning Madeline Lowrey. Uniform shows a few areas of wear, one shoe is damaged near its top, but group is generally in very good condition. Very rare Red Cross group from the North Russia theater of operations. 1,200 - 1,500 216

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LOT - 2046 2046 - WORLD WAR I SECOND DIVISION TUNIC, NAMED SILVER STAR. Group consisting of: Wool tunic with painted Second Division Headquarters patch, three gold overseas chevrons, “US” and 2nd Infantry H.Q collar disks. Pinned to the chest is a split brooch, numbered, BB&B contract Silver Star, named on the reverse “David Brown”, a Victory Medal with “Aisne”, Champagne-Marne”, “St. Mihiel”, “Meuse-Argonne” and “Defensive Sector” bars and an Expert Rifleman badge. 1,200 - 1,600 2047 - WORLD WAR I IDENTIFIED OVERSEAS NAVAL AVIATORS GROUP. This group is identified to Ensign George F. Baker, Naval Aviator #352. Ensign Baker enrolled in the US Navy on June 25, 1917, assigned to the Naval Aviation Detachment at MIT, then to the U.S. Naval Air Station at Pensacola where he qualified as a Naval Aviator. Assigned to Bombing School at Moutchic France on April 6, 1918 serving as an instructor. He further served at the Naval Dirigible Station at Guipavas France. He was discharged on January 1919. The group consists of: Tan cotton tunic with Ensign shoulder boards and brass “USNR” buttons . Pinned to the chest is a World War I period gilded brass Naval Aviator’s wing, pin back with open “C” clasp, unmarked and a reribboned Victory medal with Navy “Overseas” bar. Pinned to the opposite side is an American Legion reunion medal dated 1934: Matching tan breeches: ID card named to “George F. Baker” and naming him “Naval Aviator No 353” dated December 12, 1917, with separate photo ID dated February 12, 1918: Leather flying cap with supple leather. Goggles with a broken lens: Pair of laced brown leather shoes and tan wool puttees. 1,200 - 1,600

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2048 - WORLD WAR I IDENTIFIED ARMY AIR SERVICE 25TH AERO SQUADRON PILOT UNIFORM. Group consists of: Tunic named in the inner pocket “Lt Walter Rahman Army Air Service”, sewn above the pocket is a fine quality bullion embroidered Army Air Service pilot wing, collar displays a pair of French made officer’s “US” collar insignia and pair of French made Air Service officer’s collar insignia. Left sleeve exhibits a painted 25th Aero Squadron patch: Dog tag stamped “Walter Rahman 1st Lieut A.S. USA” the reverse stamped “25th Aero Squadron”. Included in the group and added by the collector for display purposes are: Leather Sam Brown belt with cross strap, interior inked “A.L. Homier”: Pair lace-up russet leather boots, US Army contract marked and dated 11/20/34: Tan cotton breeches with the initials “FTE” embroidered in the waistband. 1,200 - 1,600 LOT - 2048

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LOT - 2050 LOT - 2049 2049 - WORLD WAR I IDENTIFIED U.S. ARMY AMBULANCE SERVICE AND RED CROSS GROUPS. Group identified to Private Joseph Reed Peck Section 506, U.S. Army Ambulance Service. Peck enlisted on June 11, 1918, served in France from August 15, 1918 to May 28th, 1919. The group consists of: Wool tunic with Ambulance Service rooster patch, discharge chevron and three gold bullion overseas service chevrons, “US” and Medical Corps collar disks. Pinned to the chest are a Victory Medal with “St Mihiel”, “Meuse Argonne” and “Defensive Sector” bars, U.S. Army Ambulance Association 1917-1919 medal, 1942 Ambulance Service reunion medal and a 1937 American Legion medal: Model 1917 helmet with lining but missing chin strap: Campaign hat with medical cords: Copies of his enlisted records: Three piece utensil set: folding cup and Dressing Packet dated 1917. Included is an identified Red Cross uniform which consists of: Officer’s quality tunic with Red Cross patch, 3 black service stripes, pair “US” collar insignia and a pair of enameled Red Cross collar insignia. Lightly stamped on the lining is the name “Elder”: Pair of matching trousers with tailors label from “Davies Bryan & Co / Cairo, Alexandria & Khartoum” and inked “Lt J.D. Elder”: Soft top visor cap, sweatband embossed with an eagle, “Mes Felicitation”, and stamped “Elder”, silk crown lining. Also included is a March 1915 French Passport in the name of “Paul Haney” who is pictured wearing a Volunteer American Ambulance drivers uniform and an identity card for Haney issued by the “Ambulance of the American Hospital of Paris”: Six original photographs of ambulances and drivers and correspondence relating to American Ambulances In Paris. Material displays a few small scattered holes and signs of moderate wear but is generally in very good condition. 1,200 - 1,600 2050 - WORLD WAR I IDENTIFIED WOMEN’S RED CROSS GROUP. Group identified to Elizabeth L. Kelly, American Red Cross canteen worker who served in France from November 4, 1918 to July 28, 1919. The group consists of: Grey wool tunic with Red Cross collar insignia, pair enameled Red Cross and pair “US” insignia on the shoulder straps. Red Cross buttons. Pinned to the chest is a Victory Medal with “France” bar, American Red Cross Service medal with “Foreign Service” bar, marked on the reverse “Tiffany & Co New York” and American Red Cross Service Medal: Matching skirt and cloth waist belt: Horizon blue garrison cap with enameled Red Cross on one side: White cotton blouse: Black leather high top shoes and an original photograph of Miss Kelly in uniform. Uniform shows moderate wear and a few small scattered holes, garrison cap is missing its sweatband. 800 - 1,200

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2051 - WORLD WAR I IDENTIFIED FIRST DIVISION UNIFORM, SILVER STAR AND PURPLE HEART GROUP. Group identified to Private Jesse A. Atwood Company M 18th Infantry First Division, who enlisted August 3, 1917, was wounded in action July 18, 1918 and was discharged January 9, 1919. Group consists of: Wool tunic with First Division shoulder patch, discharge chevron, two bullion overseas chevrons, one wound chevron and infantry PFC chevron. “US” and 13th Infantry Company M collar disks. Looped through the left shoulder is a wool French Croix de Guerre fourragere. Pinned to the chest is a slot brooch Silver Star machine engraved on the reverse “Jesse A. Atwood”, Purple Heart, no brooch, numbered edge, machine engraved on the reverse “Jesse A Atwood”, Victory medal with “Montdidier - Noyon” and “Defensive Sector” bars, reribboned French Croix de Guerre, Non-official “Service With The U.S. Army In The Worlds War 1917-1918” medal and Expert Rifleman badge: Campaign hat with blue and red cords, retains it leather sweatband: 1917 dated mess kit with three piece utensil set: 1917 contract dated wool blanket: Wool three-button front shirt: 1922 book “History Of The First Division 1917-1919”: Copies of his discharges from the US Army and from the US Marine Corps (1920-1922): 1920 First Division certificate citing Private Atwood for gallantry in action: Wound certificate to “Jesse A. Atwood Pvt. Co M 18th Infantry”: Map of the Champagne- Argonne area, laminated: First Division newspaper dated July 26, 1919, laminated. The tunic is in very good condition displaying a few small holes only, the remainder of the material displays moderate wear, most of the paper material shows heavier wear. 800 - 1,200 2052 - 1919 AMERICAN COMMITTEE FOR RELIEF IN THE NEAR EAST WOMEN’S UNIFORM. This group is identified to Mabel Farrington Hahn, a Reconstruction Aide with the American Committee For The Relief In The Near East, an organization founded to provide relief to Armenian refugees. Group consists of: Tunic with blue wool collar facing and medical corps insignia, “US” shoulder strap insignia and “ACRNE” shoulder patch: White cotton blouse: Brown leather high top shoes: Letter to Miss Hahn concerning her ships passage returning to the US. The tunic shows areas of wear and moderate use. A rare uniform from a seldom encountered organization. 800 - 1,200

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2053 - WWI IDENTIFIED FIRST DIVISION UNIFORM AND SILVER STAR, PURPLE HEART GROUP. Group identified to First Sergeant Wilber A Lee, Company D, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion. Sergeant Lee was wounded in action on May 5, 1918 in the Cantigny Sector and again on October 28th, 1918 in the Mouzon Sector. The group consists of: Wool tunic with First Division patch, discharge chevron, four gold overseas chevrons, two wound chevrons, first sergeant chevron, “US/2” and Infantry MG/D collar disks. Left shoulder looped with a French fourragere. Pinned to the chest are: Split brooch, numbered, BB&B contract Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, named on the reverse “Wilber A. Lee”: Split brooch, numbered, Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster, named on the reverse “Wilber A. Lee”: Victory medal mounted with “Montdidier-Noyon”, “Aisne-Marne”, “St Mihiel”, “MeuseArgonne” and “Defensive Sector” bars and with two silver stars: Army of Occupation medal: French Croix de Guerre and American Legion 1917-1927 medal. Included is a wool garrison cap with infantry / MG collar disk. The tunic shows a few small holes and minor wear, decorations show toning and wear to the reverse finishes. A very nice group to a veteran twice wounded and twice cited for gallantry in action. 800 - 1,200

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2054 - IDENTIFIED WORLD WAR I SECOND DIVISION OFFICER’S WIA GROUP. Identified to First Lieutenant Walter B Smith, 9th Infantry 2nd Division AEF, group consists of: Officer’s tunic with painted Second Division patch, one gold overseas chevron, pair of “US” and infantry officer’s collar insignia, pair of silver Lieutenants bar, looped over one shoulder is a French fourragere. Pinned to the chest are the following medals: Numbered, slot brooch Purple Heart, engraved on the reverse “Walter B. Smith 9th Infantry” with ribbon bar: Victory Medal with “Aisne - Marne”, “St Mihiel”, Meuse-Argonne” and “Defensive Sector” bars with ribbon bar: New Haven Connecticut 1917-1919 service medal: State of Connecticut 1917-1918 service medal: French Croix De Guerre: ribbon bar for the Silver Star: Pistol Expert badge and 1929 American Legion medal. Looped onto one shoulder strap button is a brass whistle and chain. Included is a blue piped officer’s garrison cap with small infantry and Lieutenants bar pinned to one side and a photo post card of Lieutenant Smith in uniform. 800 - 1,200

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2055 - WORLD WAR I IDENTIFIED 339TH INFANTRY NORTH RUSSIA GROUP Group identified to Private Eugene Gitz Company M, 339th Infantry U.S. 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: 2 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 U.S. 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. 800 - 1,200

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2056 - IDENTIFIED WORLD WAR I BALLOON SERVICE UNIFORM GROUP. This group belonged to Sergeant First Class Wallace G. Kaiser who served with the 2nd Army Air Section, 16th Balloon Company AEF. Sergeant Kaiser enlisted on December 12, 1917 and was discharged July 9th 1919. He arrived at Brest France, August 6, 1918 and participated in the St. Mihiel offensive, the Battle Of Briex and served with the Army Of Occupation. The group consists of: Wool tunic with balloon patch, above which are stitched the numbers “16”, signal corps sergeant chevron, discharge chevron, and two gold overseas chevrons. Two dog tags, one named “Wallace G. Kaiser USA, the second named with the addition “16th Balloon Co.” Victory Medal with “St Mihiel” and “Defensive Sector” bars, Sharpshooter Badge, VFW Medal: Campaign hat with Air Service cords, initialed “RG” on sweatband: Copy of the unit history of the Second Army Air Service printed in 1919 with a 1986 inscription presenting the book to the collector: Typed diary signed by Wallace Kaiser and dated 1960: Copy of the book “Military Observation Balloons” printed in 1918: Photo copies of his discharge and enlistment papers, various papers , photographs and caps relating to Kaiser’s service and post war VFW activities. Included are an unopened “Durham Smoking Tobacco” pouch and “Beeman’s Pepsin Gum” wrapper found in the pockets of the tunic. A very nice group given to the collector by the veteran in the 1980’s. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 2057 2057 - WORLD WAR I IDENTIFIED 332ND INFANTRY GROUP. Group identified to Private Robert M. Young, Company G 332nd Infantry. Group consists of: Tunic with triple patch configuration, Italian made bullion 332nd, 83rd Division and 3rd Army patches, discharge chevron , single gold overseas chevron, “USNA” and 332nd Infantry Company G collar disks. Pinned to the chest are: Victory medal with “Italy” bar, Italian War Service medal, Sharpshooter badge and small enameled 332nd Infantry crest: Pair U.S. Army wool trousers and enlisted visor cap. Included are a number of paper items to include: Italian Army leaflet given to U.S. troops serving in Italy: 29 letters to or from Private Young while in Italy or at Camp Merritt New Jersey and miscellaneous cards and letters. A few of the letters show insect damage. Uniform displays a few small scattered holes but generally in very good condition. An uncommon uniform displaying one of the most attractive World War I patches. 800 - 1,200

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2058 - 3 WWI US ARMY UNIFORMS: THIRD CORPS, THIRD DIVISION AND 78TH DIVISION. 1) Group belonging to Private Smith Alderman, Company I First Pioneer Infantry which consists of: Wool tunic with Third Corps patch on left sleeve, Third Army patch on right sleeve, discharge chevron and two gold overseas chevrons, “US” and Company C Pioneer Infantry collar disks, Victory medal with “Aisne- Marne”, Oise-Aisne”, Meuse-Argonne” and “Defensive Sector” bars, Sharpshooter badge, Veteran’s of WWI reunion medal: Discharge and Certificate of Proficiency from army bakers school: Book titled “The Story of The First Pioneer Infantry U.S.A. dated 1919: ` Campaign hat missing its sweatband and showing general wear. 2) Wool tunic with Third Division patch, three gold overseas chevrons, “US/4” and Infantry / A collar disks. Pinned to the chest is a full sized and miniature French “La Marne” medals and a large “Society of the Third Division” convention badge dated 1934. Included are a pair of dog tags stamped “ William E. Gring Corp Co A 4th Inf U.S.A.” 3) Wool tunic with 78th Division patch, discharge chevron, two gold bullion overseas chevrons and a gold bullion wound chevron. Collar with “US/312” and Infantry/D collar disks. Pinned to the chest is a split brooch, numbered, Purple Heart named on the reverse “Jacob H. Uibel”, Victory medal with “St Mihiel”, “Meuse Argonne” and “Defensive Sector”, New York State WWI Service Medal and 1937 American Legion reunion medal. Included is a British 18 Pounder shell casing engraved with flowers and “Armenticers 1917”. Uniforms are in generally very good condition with some scattered minor holes and moderate wear. 800 - 1,200

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2059 - 2 WORLD WAR I US CORPS OF ENGINEERS OFFICER’S UNIFORM GROUPS. 1) Consists of: Wool tunic with 78th Division shoulder patch, bullion Major’s rank insignia, “US” and Engineers collar insignia, two gold bullion overseas chevrons, Corps of Engineers buttons. Pinned to the chest is a Victory medal with “Meuse-Argonne” and “Defensive Sector” bars and two American Legion medals: Officer’s visor cap: Corps of Engineers piped garrison cap with Majors and Engineer insignia pinned to one side: Pair cased U.S. Army Bausch & Lomb binoculars housed in leather case with compass inset lid: Sam Brown belt with cross belt and 1918 dated .45 holster: Pair leather officer’s puttees: Folding leather map case with shoulder strap, marked “R. Duval Saumur”: 1917 Engineer Field Manual . Most items are in very good condition displaying minor wear with the exception of the garrison cap with shows heavy wear. 2) Consists of: Wool tunic with First Army Engineers patch, two gold overseas chevrons, “US” and Corps of Engineers collar insignia, bullion captains rank insignia, Engineers buttons. Pinned to the chest are two Spanish-American War veterans medals, 1936 American Legion medal and a 1967 reunion medal for the 14th US Engineer Regiment: Pair of dog tags stamped “Theodore C. Thogerson Capt 14th Engrs Lt Ry” ( 14th Engineers was a light railway unit ): Garrison cap with two-button front, displaying a small Engineer castle and captain rank insignia: Sam Brown belt with cross strap: Pair of cased Bausch & Lomb binoculars with Signal Corps markings: Group of plans, blue prints and photographs relating to engineering projects along the Mississippi River, some addressed to Thogerson. Material is in very good or better condition showing minor wear. 800 - 1,200 2060 - IDENTIFIED WORLD WAR I & WORLD WAR II U.S. NAVY GROUPS. Lot consists of: World War I uniform group which consists of: Navy Jumper with 1st Class Gunner’s Mate rate on right sleeve and service chevron on left cuff, named on the interior “ H.R. Burns”. Pinned to the chest is a U.S. Navy Fleet Supply Base identification badge. Pair of matched trousers also named to Burns. U.S. Navy flat hat with “U.S. Navy Aeronautic Station silk band. Two World War I Navy stereo views. Uniform is in very good condition showing moderate service wear. Group identified to Walter James Elliott who served on the submarine U.S.S. Crevalle during World War II. The group consists of: Post World War II tunic with bullion CPO Fire Control Technician rate and four service stripes on left sleeve. Pinned to the chest is a nine ribbon bar, pin-back sterling Submarine Badge by H-H, sterling Submarine Combat Patrol Badge with three stars and SSBN Deterrent Badge. Included is a Chief Petty Officer visor cap, Bronze Star Citation, Navy graduation certificates, original and copied photographs, service related documents, veteran magazines and publications, 20-1/2” metal Submarine Badge, Book “United States Submarine Operations in World War II” printed in 1958, named to Elliot, 7” USS Neosho bronze plaque, 7-3/4” USS Howard W. Gilmore bronze plaque, Asian made silk purse with stenciled battleship design in very good condition. Tunic is in excellent condition showing minor wear, paperwork exhibits soiling and wear. 800 - 1,200

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2061 - WORLD WAR I U.S. ARMY IDENTIFIED MEDICAL CORPS OFFICER’S UNIFORM GROUP. This extensive group is identified to Captain Edward W. zur Horst who served at Base Hospital 27 in France during World War I. The group consists of his French made wool tunic named in the breast pocket, tunic displays “US”, Medical Corps and captain’s rank insignia. Left cuff with three gold overseas chevrons, black leather “Sam Brown” belt, Officer’s visor cap named to zur Horst on the crown lining, wool garrison cap with maroon piping, pair high top leather officer’s boots with attached spurs and large grey wool Medical Corps blanket. Group also contains original service related paperwork including zur Horst’s service records, orders and manuals. Also included are zur Horst’s field surgical set housed in canvas pouch, leather case containing glass vials of chemical compounds, US Army leather case containing hard rubber vials containing chemical compounds, brass scale contained in wood case, weights for scale also contained in a wood case, various bandages and medical instruments. The tunic shows moderate wear and a few stains remainder of the material is in very good condition. 800 - 1,200 2062 - THREE WORLD WAR I U.S. ARMY ENLISTED UNIFORM GROUPS. A) Group identified to Private Stanley Stackhouse, Fifth Division, Sixth Infantry, Machine Gun Company, which consists of: Wool tunic with Fifth Division patch, discharge chevron and two gold overseas chevrons on left sleeve and infantry PFC chevron on right sleeve. Collar displays a “US / 6” and Infantry / MG collar disks. Pinned on the chest is a Victory Medal with “St Mihiel”, “Meuse Argonne” and “Defensive Sector” bars, Pistol Sharpshooter badge, and 1930 VFW medal. Tunic is in very good condition showing minor wear: Wool trousers showing wear: Wool garrison cap in excellent condition: Model 1917 Helmet with partially detached liner, the crown painted with a (worn) American shield: Leather garrison belt: Web belt: Aluminum cup marked “US”: Wool blanket: Two letters addressed to Stackhouse in France: Five post-war letters addressed to Stackhouse: Browning Machine Gun manual dated 1918: Musketry manual dated 1917, “Diary of the Machine Gun Co 60th Infantry” booklet: History of the Fifth Division book dated 1919. Unless noted, all material is in good condition showing moderate wear. B) Thirty First Division Group, consisting of: Wool tunic with Thirty First Division patch one overseas chevron on left sleeve and corporal’s chevrons on left sleeve. Pinned to the chest is a Victory Medal with “France” bar and Sharpshooter badge. “US” and Infantry / F collar disks. Tunic displays a number of small scattered holes: Camouflage Model 1917 helmet with Thirty First Division insignia painted on each side. Lining is in excellent condition, exterior shows wear on the crown: Wool garrison cap with a few moth holes: Model 1910 eagle snap nine pocket cartridge belt with attached canteen set. Reverse of the belt stenciled “Co H. 124th Inf”. Both belt and canteen show service wear. C) Group identified to Private Tony Mackiewicz, One Hundred Sixth Regiment Field Artillery. Group consists of: Wool tunic with Twenty Seventh Division patch, discharge chevron and two gold overseas chevrons on left sleeve. “USNA” and Artillery / E collar disks. Chest pinned with a Victory Medal displaying “Meuse-Argonne” and “Defensive Sector” bars: 1934 reunion badge and an American Legion medal. Tunic is in excellent condition showing minor wear: 19 issues of “The Howitzer” newspaper, printed in Neuhausel German on occupation duty, very good condition: 1917 Enlistment certificate, framed but showing wear. 800 - 1,200

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2063 - LOT OF WORLD WAR I EQUIPMENT AND ARTIFACTS. Consists of: Cased set of World War I U.S. Navy full dress fore and aft hat, epaulettes and sword belt identified to Lieutenant Commander William E Lawhead, USN Medical Corps. The fore and aft hat is lined with black silk and maker marked “K. Kusafuji Yokohama”. Gold bullion epaulettes marked by the same maker on their brass tongues. Black cloth sword belt with two-piece brass buckle. Set is in very good condition showing minor wear and toning. Housed in a leather case showing moderate wear and replaced straps: 75mm shell engraved with crossed American and French flags and engineer castle: 75mm shell engraved “Somme 1917”: Pair USMC sergeants chevrons, souvenir glass fragment from Verdun Cathedral and Marksman bar engraved on the reverse “Jno D. Ray Sgt Mjr USMC 1918”: “War of 1917” artillery pillow cover: Pair of leather and fur mittens: Two wool garrison caps: Cast iron frame displaying patriotic motifs: Model 1917 helmet painted with vivid camouflage colors, missing its liner: Leather .30 caliber cartridge box with “US” embossed face: Leather eagle snap .45 clip pouch dated 1913 on the reverse: Bronze medal measuring 2” X 2-5/8”, the front marked “Lorraine”, the reverse with a cross of Lorraine: Liberty Loan Committee Toledo Ohio badge: Victory Medal: Various Liberty Loan pins: Mess kit dated 1917, the reverse engraved “3rd Aero Sqdn Manila P.I.”: KIA affects bags. All items in very good or better condition. 800 - 1,200 LOT - 2063

LOT - 2064

2064 - LOT OF 5: THREE WORLD WAR I ERA CAVALRY UNIFORMS AND TWO MATCHING TROUSERS. Lot consists of: (A) Pattern 1910 olive green flannel shirt. Shirt has some scattered mothing. (B) Enlisted olive wool corduroy mounted jodhpur style trousers with period correct suspenders. (C) 1930’s era officer’s summer tunic and jodhpur style trousers. (D) Pattern 1912 officer’s khaki wool cavalry service uniform and jodhpur trousers. Collar is embroidered with yellow crossed sabers and “U.S.” insignia. Retains World War I period officer’s leather with over the shoulder strap and sliding saber attachment. This belt is also known as a “Sam Browne.” CONDITION: Good to very good overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 600 - 800

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2065 - WORLD WAR 1 IDENTIFIED WOMEN’S Y.M.C.A. UNIFORM. Group consists of: Tunic with US Seventh Division patch on left shoulder, Y.M.C.A. patch on right sleeve and embroidered “US” collar insignia, brown composition buttons. Pinned to the breast is a Victory Medal with “France” bar. Interior with embroidered label reading “Frances L. Newell”. Included is a matching long wool skirt and horizon blue wool garrison cap with medical insignia pinned on one side. Uniform is in very good condition showing minor wear and fading. 600 - 800

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2066 - LARGE LOT OF WORLD WAR II USMC UNIFORMS AND GEAR. Lot consists of : M1 Helmet, swivel bale, front seam, shell is overpainted, Capac liner. Covered with a HBT USMC camouflage cover. Liner webbing in very good condition, exterior shows paint wear. Cover shows staining and minor wear: P-44 Camouflage HBT Trousers in excellent unused condition: P-44 Camouflage HBT Jacket showing general fading and period repairs: Pair “Rough Out” Leather Combat Boots, contract dated 1943, made by Endicott Johnson and size marked 1”13 1/2”. Unused condition showing storage wear only: Uniform with tunic dated 1942-43 with Marine Raider patch on left sleeve, corporal chevrons and one service chevron. Trousers dated 1943 and two garrison caps. All in very good – excellent condition: ThreePocket Thompson Magazine Pouch in unused condition, reverse marked “USMC” and dated “1944”. Contains three 30 round magazines in excellent condition: Web Belt with .45 leather holster dated 1945, in excellent condition: USMC P-41 Two-Piece Knapsack in very good condition: T Handle shovel with cover dated 1942, very good condition: Model 1902 Bayonet, ricasso marked “A.F.H. U.S. 1942”, excellent condition. Scabbard shows minor dents and scratches: Camouflage poncho dated 1942, soft and pliable but shows period repairs and a few holes: Two USMC blankets showing wear: USMC Canteen set with third pattern cover and black enamel canteen dated 1942. Canteen shows some chipping to the enamel, cover is very good: HBT Cap with stenciled EG&A, shows fading and wear: HBT Garrison Cap in good condition: .45 Clip Pouch, reverse marked “USMC”, very good: Pair Of Canvas Puttees with USMC contract tags, very good condition. Accompanying the lot is a cotton Japanese flag, wrench displaying kanji on one side and a piece of shrapnel. 1,200 - 1,600


2067 - LOT OF 4: WWII US ARMY WWII “CRUSHER HAT”, B-2 JACKET, SHIRT, AND TIE. Lot consists of: (A) US “crusher cap in size 6 - 3/4 with leather sweatband lightly worn. CONDITION: Near mint. (B) US Army Air Force B-2 bomber jacket named to “C. Caramric”, with the patch to the “7th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) of the “34th Bombardment Group” of the “8th AAF”. The patch is faded and does not clearly present the blue sky and white clouds. Jacket is size 38 and the leather is dry with light crazing, and some white aging. Lining has separated near the back of the neck (about 13 inches) and there is a rip above the makers tag. Leather name tag is correct for the period and machine sewn through the lining. Waistband is damaged for 14-15 inches on the lower right front. Front zipper and pocket snaps are functional. A unique opportunity to own an attributed B-2 jacket to a famous bomber unit. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. (C) Wool shirt and tie with a patch for the US Fifth Army in WWII. Both have been dry cleaned and still creased. CONDITION: Near mint. 1,000 - 1,500 LOT - 2067

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2068 - 7- LARGE LOT OF MARINE CORP UNIFORMS AND MEMORABILIA. Lot consists of: Group identified to Corporal Jack A. Sheridan, 5th Amphibious Corps who served on Iwo Jima. This group consists of: USMC tunic, interior dated 1942-43 and inked with the initials “J.S.” The left sleeve with 5th Amphibious Corps patch and corporal chevrons. Chest displays ribbon bar and Marksman Badge: Black leather garrison belt: Garrison cap: Visor cap. All material is in very good or better condition, the visor cap missing its sweatband. USMC dress uniform with tunic dated 1934-35, left shoulder displays a white discharge diamond, both sleeves with sergeant chevrons. The collar displays a matching set of “Droopy Wing” EG&A insignia, the left chest with ribbons and Marksman bar. Trousers dated 1933-34. White leather belt with rectangular brass buckle. Blue dress cap, inked under the sweatband “E.S. Whitney”. The tunic is in excellent condition, trousers display some small scattered holes, visor cap with crazing to the leather visor and partially detached sweatband. Tunic interior dated 1939-40. The left sleeve with First Marine Division patch, PFC chevrons on both sleeves, chest displays ribbon bars and Sharpshooter badge engraved on the reverse “C.T. Walker”. Shoulder straps exhibit a matching pair of theater made, screw back, First Marine Division enameled crests. Women’s Marine group consisting of: Tunic with sergeant chevrons ribbon bar and collar insignia, interior named “Agnes Patane”. Matching skirt, also named. Cloth cover visor cap. Pair of issue shoes dated 1944. Khaki cotton shirt. 3 photographs of Sergeant Patane. Material is in excellent condition showing minor wear. Also included in the lot are two enlisted visor caps, one missing its leather sweatband, garrison cap, lighter with enameled First Marine Division crest on the face, the reverse engraved “1st Marine Div. Korea 1952”, crest shows minor damage. Purple Heart certificate named to “Private First Class Robert E Davis, Jr” , killed in action September 20, 1944, which would be for action at Peleliu. 800 - 1,200

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2069 - LOT OF 9: WORLD WAR II PERIOD US NAVY AND COAST GUARD UNIFORMS. Lot consists of: A) World War II period U.S. Navy Officer’s Sword, named on the etched blade “ Birge Swift Thompson”. Grip displays triple wire wrap over white ray skin. Blade is in excellent condition with full luster, tight grip wire and wrap, seam on the leather scabbard is split. B) World War II Period US Navy Rear Admiral Tunic with gold bullion wings on left breast. Excellent condition. C) U.S. Revenue Cutter Service officer’s sword belt in excellent condition. D) WWII US Coast Guard officer’s uniform identified to Lieutenant Commander Burritt Cook, tunic with a set of sewn-on ribbons, trousers and visor cap gold bullion insignia. Tunic and trousers are in excellent condition, the caps visor showing crazing and has a detached leather sweatband. E) U.S. Navy officer’s green tunic with Lieutenant Commander’s cuff insignia, Naval Aviators wing pinned to the chest, named in the interior pocket “A. A. Sayre”, excellent condition. F) WWII US Navy enlisted jumper and trousers in very good condition. G) US Navy white cotton jumper. H) US Navy tan jacket with bullion Yeoman CPO rate on left sleeve, excellent condition. I) White cotton tunic with three open pocket front and composition buttons. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 2070 2070 - EXTENSIVE IDENTIFIED WORLD WAR II WOMEN’S MARINE CORPS GROUP. This group is identified to Sergeant Florence A. Thrower USMCR who joined the Marine Corps August 3, 1943 and served at Quantico doing payroll duty. A partial list includes: Four seersucker jackets and skirts, cotton overalls with USMC contract tag, two white cotton jackets and skirts, two green wool jackets and skirts, wool overcoat, five cotton shirts, ties, dark green cap, light green cap, light green “Daisy Mae” cap, dark green “Daisy Mae” cap, five garrison caps ,two pairs of boxed service shoes, khaki duffel bag, hat and collar insignia, sweetheart pins, dog tags, large photograph album containing a few hundred photographs pertaining to her Marine service, loose photographs , clippings, post cards, greeting cards, notebooks pertaining to her training, maps, newspapers, manuals, Marine Corps bulletins, Leatherneck magazines , her service diary with hand written notes and photographs pertaining to her service, United States Marines Quantico felt pennant. Most of her uniform material exhibits embroidered name tags reading “ Florence A. Thrower”. This is an extensive and complete group chronicling one woman’s service in the Marine Corps during World War II which contains literally hundreds of items. CONDITION: Very good - excellent. 800 - 1,200 228

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2071 - LOT OF 3: WORLD WAR II WOMEN’S ARMY CORPS UNIFORMS / GROUPS. Consists of: A) Group of 1st Lieutenant Lillian F. Coen, 35th Evacuation Hospital, Army Nurse Corps. This group consists of: Tunic with Third Army patch, three service bars, “US” and Nurse Corps collar insignia, 2nd Lieutenant rank insignia. Left breast with four ribbon bars and crimp brooch Bronze Star named on the reverse “Lilian F. Coen” : Matching skirt: Khaki tie: Wool shirt: Women’s Army Corps cloth visor cap: Pair of issue shoes: Bronze Star certificate dated 1990: US Army Identity Card dated 1945: Nine original service related photographs: Copy of Lieutenant Coen’s discharge: Pair Of Dog Tags stamped “Lillian F. Coen”. All are in very good or better condition showing a few scattered holes and moderate wear. B) British Issue Tunic dated 1945 with Seventh Army patch, Women’s Army Corps and “US” collar disks, left breast with ribbon bars, Good Conduct and three service medals: Pair Of Dog Tags reading “Daisy I. Rushing”: Silver Identity Bracelet with Air Corps insignia on the face and reverse engraved “D. I. Rushing”: “WAC” Florida button pinned on right breast: British Issue Wool Skirt: Garrison Cap with yellow and green piping, pinned with Army Air Force collar disk. All in excellent condition. C) Women’s Army Corps officer’s tunic with WAC collar insignia, Captain’s rank insignia , ribbon bars and WAC service medal: Matching Skirt: Garrison cap pinned with Captain’s rank insignia and WAC officer’s insignia. In very good condition with areas of moderate wear. 600 - 900 LOT - 2071

2072 - LOT OF 4: WWII U.S. ARMY UNIFORMS AND GROUPS. This lot consists of: A) Named 474th Infantry Officer’s Tunic, left sleeve with theater made 474th Infantry patch, right sleeve with 99th Infantry Battalion patch, bullion lieutenant rank insignia, infantry and “US” collar insignia. Theater made bullion combat infantry badge and ribbon bar on left breast. 1942 contract tag in interior pocket, named “Harry Carlton” in collar. Very good condition showing minor wear. B) Group named to Corporal William Walker, 644th Tank Destroyer Battalion. Group consists of: Tunic with Second Army patch on left shoulder, tank destroyer patch and Belgian fourragere on right shoulder. Matching pair of 644th Tank Destroyer crests, tank destroyer and “US” collar disks on lapels. Good conduct, campaign medals, ribbon bars and rifle sharpshooter badge on left breast: Original and copy paperwork pertaining to Walker’s service, General Order relating to Walker receiving the Purple Heart, copies of photographs taken by Walker in Europe, copy of 644th Tank Destroyer Battalion unit history and cloth map of Europe. Included is a garrison cap with 644th crest, necktie and shirt. C) Officer’s “Ike” jacket with Army Air Force and bullion 3rd Army shoulder patches, Lieutenant Colonel rank insignia, ribbon bars, “US” and Air Force collar insignia. Named on the interior “Merchant”. Included are a pair of “pink’ trousers. Both pieces in very good condition showing a few minor holes and wear. D) Officer’s four pocket tunic with 15 ribbon set on left breast. Included is a pair of “pink” trousers. Both pieces are in very good condition showing minor wear. 600 - 800

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2073 - US ARMY 1938 PATTERN FIVE STAR GENERAL MESS DRESS JACKET. Double breasted black wool jacket with satin lapel facings, velvet cuffs with direct embroidered oakleaves. Forearms display five silver bullion stars, eagle button front. Shoulders exhibit gold shoulder knots with Corps of Engineer buttons. Jacket is in excellent condition. 600 - 800

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LOT - 2074 2074 - LARGE LOT OF USMC UNIFORMS. Consists of: Mess dress officer’s jacket with bullion cuff facings and Colonel’s rank insignia, with matching trousers dated 1958. Both in excellent condition: Two Pattern 1941 HBT three pocket jackets with USMC stencil, one collar pinned with matching pair of Colonel’s rank insignia, very good condition: Pattern 1944 HBT Jacket in excellent condition: HBT Trousers showing wear: Tunic dated 1942-43 with Marine 3rd Amphibious Battalion patch, very good condition: Two pocket wool tunic in good condition: Officer’s four pocket black tunic with full insignia and medals, in excellent condition: Two pairs dress blue trousers in excellent condition: Four USMC shirts: One army shirt: HBT cap: World War II enlisted visor cap in very good condition: Five veteran’s garrison caps: White-top officer’s visor cap with damaged visor. 600 - 900 2075 - LARGE LOT OF WORLD WAR II - KOREAN WAR UNIFORMS AND TRUNK BELONGING TO LIEUTENANT GEORGE WEAVER. This group pertains to Lieutenant George Weaver who served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. A partial lists includes: “Ike” jacket with Second Army patch and cord service ribbons reflecting service during World War II and during the Korean War, four-pocket officer’s jacket also with Second Army patch and ribbons, four pairs of wool trousers, eight khaki cotton shirts, five green wool shirts, pull-over rain parka, three M43 field jacket hoods, wool scarf, lined over coat, HBT jacket, duffel bag, gloves, officer’s garrison caps, green wool visor cap missing eagle insignia, khaki visor cap also missing its eagle insignia, loose rank insignia and DUI’s, Engineer Field Manual dated 1952, Officers Guide dated 1943, History of the 24th Division during the Korean War, grey wool military school - Alabama Polytectic Institute (now Auburn University) uniform and cap, and captured North Korean binoculars in leather case. Accompanied by a US Army wood trunk with Weavers name stenciled on it. CONDITION: very good - excellent, some items showing moderate service wear. 500 - 800 LOT - 2075 230

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LOT - 2077

LOT - 2078 2076 - LOT OF WORLD WAR II US ARMY UNIFORMS. Lot consists of: HBT fatigue jacket with stenciled sergeant chevrons, dated 1945, excellent condition: Two pairs of cotton fatigue trousers dated 1944 , one in excellent condition: Three HBT fatigue jackets one dated 1943, two in excellent condition: US Army reversible ski parka, missing fur trim: M1941 Field Jacket dated 1941, shows minor wear but exhibits some staining: Cold weather parka and removable lining: Five tan cotton shirts: OD cotton shirt: OD trousers dated 1943: Officer’s trench coat: 1950’s USAF zip front Military Airlift Command jacket: Officer’s visor cap with damaged visor: 1960’s field grade officer’s visor cap: 1960’s enlisted visor cap: Reproduction WWII jump jacket and trousers. Unless noted, all are in very good condition showing moderate service wear. 400 - 600 2077 - LOT OF USMC OFFICER’S UNIFORMS AND GROUPS. Consists of: 1950’s Black Wool Tunic with bullion Brigadier General’s stars on each shoulder and EG&A collar insignia. Tunic shows minor wear: Group named to Lieutenant Colonel Harry B. Smith which consists of a white tunic with a pair of H-H Sterling EG&A collar insignia, rank insignia, Expert Marksman and ribbon bars. Tunic shows soiling but no damage. Green wool short jacket with zipper front and 6th Marine Division shoulder patch, named in pocket. Tunic displays matching bronze EG&A collar insignia, rank insignia, Expert Rifleman badge, Marine Basic badge and ribbon bars. Tunic is in very good condition showing a few small holes on the back. Green officer’s visor cap with H-H Sterling EG&A hat badge, named on the interior, excellent condition. Black Sam Brown belt in very good condition. Khaki Shirt named to Smith. Original photograph of Smith wearing the green tunic and visor cap: Green Tunic named in the pocket to “Lt Col Paul C. Trammell” and dated 9/10/59. Tunic displays matching pairs of EG&A collar insignia and rank insignia. Left breast displays a 14 medal ribbon bar. Green Officer’s Visor Cap in excellent condition. White Officer’s Dress Cap with bullion embroidered leaves on cloth faced visor. Named to Colonel Trammell on the interior. White top shows wear and is missing its metal vent holes: 1960’s-70’s Full Dress White USMC Officer’s Visor Cap in excellent condition. 1,000 - 1,500 2078 - MIXED LOT OF TWO VIETNAM HELICOPTER PILOTS FROM THE 7TH CAVALRY. Lot consists of: Large grouping of 12 Vietnam related pilot’s gear and field gear items. Highlight is theater painted Gentex SPH-4 Helmet. Named to Capt. V.A. Spears, and Nomex flight suit of Major Scobie, helicopter pilot, 1st Brigade, 7th Cavalry. CONDITION: Very good overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 600 - 800

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2079 - LARGE LOT OF 1960’S AND LATER US MILITARY FATIGUE AND CAMOUFLAGE UNIFORMS. Lot consists of: USAF poplin slant pocket jacket dated 1969, displaying theater made embroidered pilot wings, name tag and rank insignia: US Army Special Forces poplin slant pocket jacket displaying theater made shoulder sleeve, jump wing, rank and infantry insignia, missing name tape: Woodland camouflage rip-stop slant pocket jacket dated 1968 which displays theater made 82nd Airborne, 75th Infantry Airborne Ranger, Recondo and jump wing cloth insignia: Poplin woodland camouflage slant pocket jacket: Desert camouflage uniform dated 1981: Two tiger stripe camouflage uniforms dated 2001: Field made ghillie suit produced utilizing a cotton USMC jacket: 3 pairs of green fatigue trousers. All in very good or better condition. 400 - 600 2080 - IDENTIFIED VIETNAM WAR COLONEL’S GROUP. Group consists of: Poplin slant pocket field jacket with MACV patch on left sleeve and theater made embroidered insignia consisting of, infantry, rank, paratrooper wing, CIB, South Vietnamese Ranger badge and name tape reading “Mueller”: Pair poplin trousers: M1 helmet with camo cover, on which is pinned a Colonel’s rank insignia: Field cap: Jungle boots: Three 8” X 10” photos of an air raid: Citation for the Distinguished Service Cross for Colonel Arndt L. Mueller dated September 12, 1967: Citation for the Distinguished Service Medal for meritorious service between January 1966 - August 1967: Printed 50 Star American flag measuring 3’ X 5’. All in very good or better condition, some of the embroidered insignia showing minor wear. 300 - 500 2081 - SPECTACULAR PAIR OF IVORY HANDLED MID-19TH CENTURY BOOT PULLS. An essential tool for any member of the Cavalry or Officer’s staff was the boot pull, which was hooked into the loops at the top of a pair of boots. Obviously manufactured as a matched set for a man of distinction, as they feature matching incised ivory handles. These would date to the Civil War or possibly the Indian Wars. CONDITION: Good, metal is patinated, ivory is excellent with some splits but is stable. First such set we have seen. 400 - 800

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LOT - 2081 LOT - 2082 2082 - SPANISH AMERICAN WAR ERA MILITARY JACKET WITH ACCESSORIES. Lot consists of (A) Butternut tunic dates to around the Spanish American War with belt and eagle buttons. CONDITION: Excellent condition. (B) White Pith style helmet with original label inside from Philadelphia Horstman Bros with ID tag inside to a Geo Rundlett. Emblazoned with a small “4” on front. CONDITION: Good, dirty with numerous stains from use. Some chipping and nips to interior. (C) Mills canvas trapdoor belt with two rounds of .45-70. CONDITION: Good, some patination to brass, some stains and toning. (D) Knapsack marked for “N.G.N.J”. CONDITION: Good, with some stains and marks from age and use. Leather with extensive crazing but complete. Some tarnishing and verdigris to brass. (E) Mess kit. CONDITION: Extensive patination. (F) Spanish American War veterans medal in two pieces. American flag ribbon has given at bottom, leaving medal in two parts. CONDITION: Good, heavy tarnish. (G) Grouping of chevrons, cavalry shoulder pins, buttons. CONDITION: Fair. Chevrons have chipping and areas of loss. Buttons are good with some tarnishing. Shoulder pins are good but could a thorough cleaning. (H) Period cased cropped CDV of Spanish American War soldier in uniform. CONDITION: Image is clear. Case has scuff marks with seperation along seam. 300 - 600

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2083 - LOT OF 2: INTERESTING SHAKOS (19TH CENTURY?). Lot consists of (A) Shako of the 16th Lancers with elaborate plate and numerous battle honors, the latest being South Africa from 1900-1902, and the British Royal Arms. Gilt brass lined head holding chin scales. Hat size 6 - 3/4”, retailed by J. Compton and Sons, Ltd. Inside stamped War Department to 1914. CONDITION: Fair condition throughout. (B) Purporting to be a Napoleonic shako with lozenge shaped front plate and initials FR for Frederick Rex. Most likely much later but still very attractive. CONDITION: Fair throughout, missing one lion head and half of the chinstrap. 1,000 - 1,500

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2084 - LOT OF 3: BRITISH & COMMONWEALTH OFFICERS PEAKED CAPS. Lot contains: A) British khaki undress peaked cap of a Brigadier staff officer. Scarlet cap band and a gold bullion Royal Crest Kings Crown cap badge of a staff officer. Interior crown has the maker’s logo of “Herbert Johnson, 38 Bond Street St, London W”. Leather sweatband embossed “Sir H.C. Stockwell”. General Sir Hugh Charles Stockwell, (1903–1986) was a senior British Army officer most remembered for commanding the Anglo-French ground forces during the Suez Crisis and his service as Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO from 1960 to 1964. CONDITION: Very good with moderate wear. Sweatband partially detached and missing a 1-1/2” by 1-1/2” section. Interior crown shows discoloration. B) British dress cap with the single row of gold bullion leaves embroidered on the visor to denote the ranks of Colonel or Brigadier. The scarlet cap band displays the gold bullion insignia of a Field Marshal. Inside has the maker’s logo of “Herbert Johnson, 38 Bond St, London W”. CONDITION: Leather sweatband is partially detached. C) A khaki undress cap of a Field Marshal of an unidentified Commonwealth nation, scarlet cap band with gold bullion Field Marshal insignia on the front and with Field Marshal side buttons. The interior marked with a “Herbert Johnson, 38 Bond St, London W.” logo. CONDITION: Excellent. From the Ray Bentley collection. 600 - 900 2085 - LOT OF 3: BRITISH BRIGADIER OFFICER’S CAPS. Lot contains: (A) World War II British Army Brigadiers Peaked Service Dress Cap with bullion Lion and Crown cap badge. Red wool central band, khaki top and visor. Russet leather chinstrap supported by two gilt metal “GRIV” side buttons. Leather and velvet sweatband with red satin crown lining. CONDITION: Cap is in excellent condition showing no wear. (B) British Army Brigadier’s Peaked Dress Service Cap with Lion and Crown bullion cap badge. One row of bullion oak leaf decoration on the patent leather visor. Red wool central band with black top. Patent leather chinstrap supported by two gilt metal “ERII” side buttons. Herbert Johnson makers details to the interior of the cap. CONDITION: Exterior is in excellent condition, interior shows moderate service wear and typical discoloration to the crown lining. (C) British Brigadier’s Peaked Dress Service Cap with Lion and Crown bullion cap badge. One row of bullion oak leaf decoration on the patent leather visor. Red wool central band with black top. Patent leather chinstrap supported by two silver metal “ERII” side buttons. Thomas & Stone makers details to the interior of the cap. CONDITION: Exterior is in excellent condition, interior shows moderate service wear and typical discoloration to the crown lining. From the Ray Bentley collection. 500 - 800

2086 - LOT OF 4: WORLD WAR II BRITISH NAVAL OFFICERS HATS Lot consists of (A) British Navy Officer’s Hat. H. Burrough written inside. London Made. (B) Same as above, name scratched out. (C) As above, C.Wheen inscribed. (D) As above, attributed to Frederick DalrympleHamilton, name partially readable. Commander of HMS Belfast on D-Day. CONDITION: Hats are good with overall toning and some stains. There are some minor tears and scattered marks from handling and use. 400 - 600 LOT - 2086

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LOT - 2087 2087 - RARE 18TH CENTURY EUROPEAN TRICORN HAT. Original tricorn hats are exceedingly rare, and were popular for a relatively short window from 1750-1800. They are made of thick wool, and features cockade, velour edging, and ribbons. CONDITION: Good overall, some nap on ribbons and some high edge wear on liner. No leather sweatband, trace of what may have originally been a maker’s sticker that is now illegible can be seen on interior of hat. Measures approximately 15” on each side, 4” tall. Hats like this are exceptionally rare with a very low survival rate and finding one intact makes it quite desirable. 9,000 - 12,000

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2088 - EXCEEDINGLY RARE 18TH CENTURY EUROPEAN TRICORN HAT. Original tricorn hats are exceedingly rare, and were popular for a relatively short window from 1750-1800, making surviving specimens exceedingly rare. Made of thick wool and features cockade, felted edging, and ribbons. Cockade is metal and features a rosette pattern. Inside of hat features floral pattern. CONDITION: Fine overall, some nap on ribbons and some high edge wear on liner. Leather sweatband is present but heavily deteriorated. Measures approximately 10” on two sides, 15” on third side, 6” tall. Hats like this are exceptionally rare with a very low survival rate and finding one intact makes it quite desirable. 9,000 - 12,000

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2089 - LOT OF 2: CONTEMPORARY SCOTTISH FEATHERED BONNET OF THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS TOGETHER WITH A BRITISH BUSBY. Lot consists of (A) Contemporary Scottish feathered bonnet of an old pattern made by Piob Mhor in Scotland. Features red and white dicing, white hackle, and insignia that duplicates the Seaforth Highlander’s cap badge featuring a stag head above a ribbon reading “Cuidich ‘n Righ” (Gaelic: Help the King!). Piob Mhor handmakes their bonnets out of high quality ostrich feather, knitted woolen dicing, and leather straps. Interior is a red satin with leather sweatband. CONDITION: Excellent as recently produced. Complete, displaying only the slightest hints of wear. (B) is a British Busby with white hackle, leather sweatband, and wicker cage structure. CONDITION: Good, with no bald spots that would indicate hair had been pulled out. Wicker appears intact. Some of the interior metal hooks have some patination. A nice lot of two European pieces of headgear. 600 - 1,000

LOT - 2090 2090 - LOT OF 9: FRENCH OFFICER’S KEPIS. Consists of: A) French General’s Kepi with double row of gold bullion vine / leaves around the body, three rows of quatrefoil on the red wool crown. Black silk interior, black leather sweatband. CONDITION: Excellent. B) French General’s Kepi with double row of gold bullion leaves, single row of quatrefoil on the black wool crown. Black cotton interior, black leather sweatband. CONDITION: Very Good. C) French Admiral’s Kepi with gold bullion vines / leaves and anchor on the body, three rows of quatrefoil on the black wool crown. Yellow silk interior with brown leather sweatband. CONDITION: Very good. D) French Officer’s Kepi with four rows of gold bullion trim on the body and three rows of quatrefoil on the red wool crown. White silk interior with maker “H. Lavail Paris” stamp, white leather sweatband. CONDITION: Very good with moderate crazing on the leather visor. E) French Officer’s Kepi with green / white cotton leaves embroidered on the black wool body and triple row of quatrefoil on the crown. Black cotton interior, black leather sweatband embossed “E. Pailloux Paris”. CONDITION: Excellent. F) French Officer’s Kepi with four rows of gold trim on the body and single quatrefoil cord on the red wool crown. Quilted red satin interior missing its tailors label, treated cloth sweatband showing wear and rips: CONDITION: Fair. G) French Foreign Legion Officer’s Kepi with two rows of gold trim on the body and red wool crown. Black satin interior and black leather sweatband. CONDITION Very good. H) French Foreign Legion Officer’s Kepi with four rows of gold trim on the body and three rows of quatrefoil on the red wool crown. Red polyester interior and black leather sweatband. CONDITION Very good. I) Belgian Officer’s Kepi with silver vine / leaves embroidery on the body and single row of quatrefol on the black wool crown. Red silk lining and brown leather sweatband. CONDITION: Very good. 800 - 1,200

LOT - 2091

2091 - GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS OFFICER VISOR CAP Attributed Waffen SS officer visor cap made in a fine quality doeskin Feldgrau wool with light aging and no visible damage, and a black velvet center band. Appears to be a private purchase example. The white piping is intact with some minor discoloration. The visor skull and eagle are old reproductions, perhaps dating from the 1980’s. The black vulkanfibre visor presents some very light wear and almost indistinguishable crazing, with the underside in a field-gray crosshatch pattern. The officer bullion chincord is attached and undamaged. The interior is fully lined in a light golden-brown rayon with light to moderate wear and staining throughout. The sweat shield is missing and the maker is lightly visible and appears to be “Spezialhaus” on the first line, with the remainder illegible. The dark brown leather sweatband is cracked through in one area on the right side, but is otherwise completely intact, with uniform aging and light wear. Two aluminum tags with the intital “K” and “E” are attached to the sweatband on the left side. The consignor has provided a hand written note dated “July 20, 1986” which states the visor cap is from the family of “Karl Heinze Euling”, and who was in the 1st Waffen SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment. Euling was a Hauptsturmfuhrer who won the Knight’s Cross and passed away on April 14, 2014. His background is easily researchable. CONDITION: Visor insignia are older reproductions. Murphy Auctions will not guarantee their authenticity. Wool, visor, and chincord are excellent. Sweatband and lining are very good. Overall very good to excellent. 2,500 - 4,000

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LOT - 2093

2092 - THIRD REICH NSKK OFFICER “COFFEE-CAN” KEPI. Third Reich NSKK officer kepi. Made for the NSKK “National Socialist Motor Corps” which was the successor organization to the previous NSAK “National Socialist Automobile Corps”. Mainly training members in the maintenance and operation of motorcycles and automobiles. Kepi is made from a high quality light brown wool with officer silver bullion piping and a stiffened peak. Hand applied flat wire one piece NSKK banner and eagle on the front. False flap is secured by the correct aluminum button. Complete with leather chinstrap above visor, which is secured by black painted steel buttons pinned through the cap. Full leather sweatband is present, but separated from the cap on the right side for about 11 inches, with some dry areas. Oil cloth head liner and brown cotton twill liner on the sides. CONDITION: Overall very good to excellent. Fabric shows no stains or areas of loss aside from a small hole underneath the chinstrap and small area of mothing in the rear. Overall a fine example of an uncommon Third Reich NSKK hat. 600 - 1,000

2093 - GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE TROPICAL M41 CAP. Kriegsmarine tropical M41 cap maker (perhaps “hpr”) and size marked (59), with the a name tag (Peter) sewn inside. Cap exhibits very light wear to its tan rough cotton exterior with dark green cotton lining. The top of the eagle has been sewn first, then folded down, and machine zig-zag stitched before the lining was added. The normal way to attach such insignia. The tropical cockade has also been machine zig-zag stitched before the lining was added. There are four zinc two-piece ventilation rivets on the sides. The brim of the cap has a stiffener inside. CONDITION: Near mint. 600 - 900

LOT - 2094

LOT - 2095

2094 - LOT OF 5: REPRODUCTION THIRD REICH GERMAN MILITARY CAPS. Consists of: A) White-top Luftwaffe General’s visor cap. B) Navy officer’s visor cap, interior sweat diamond removed. C) Navy Admiral’s visor cap, sweat diamond removed. D) Luftwaffe officer’s visor cap. E) Navy white-top “Donald Duck” cap with band reading “Schlachtschiff Scharnhorst”. All in very good - excellent condition. 400 - 600

2095 - LOT OF 5: REPRODUCTION THIRD REICH GERMAN MILITARY CAPS. Consists of: A) Army General’s visor cap, interior marked “Erel Sonderclasse Extra”, embroidered insignia. B) Navy Admiral’s cap, interior marked Erel Sonderclasse Extra”. C) Navy Admiral’s cap, sweat diamond removed. D) Panzer M43 cap. E) Navy “Doanald Duck” cap with band reading “7. Minensuchgeschwader 7”. All in very good - excellent condition. 300 - 500

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2096 - GERMAN WWII COASTAL ARTILLERY OFFICER M43 CAP. German WWII Kriegsmarine Coastal Artillery officer M43 cap in Feldgrau wool with a couple of very minor moth nips on the top and rear. Late Celluoid gold piping and eagle, with a bullion cockade. Eagle and cockade are nicely hand applied, and while original, have been reapplied. The lining shows a trace of an old machine stitch line in the shape of an eagle. Buttons have been reapplied as well, as the buttons holes are just slits, and the pull down end appears to have been shortened and resewn by hand. Rayon lining shows modest wear around the rim with light staining throughout. No markings are visible, and there are two small wear holes in the front. CONDITION: Insignia and front buttons have been reapplied. Overall good to excellent 300 - 600

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LOT - 2097

2097 - WAR OF 1812 NAVY OFFICER’S ROUND HAT. Example of the easily produced headgear first worn by Marines during the Tripolitan War period and then later with volunteers during the War of 1812 and militia companies through the 1820’s and 1830’s. Pressed beaver skin body is 6-1/2” tall, slightly flared outward with a brim 12-1/4” in diameter. This specimen is finished with black silk hatband with period correct long “tails,” and multi-layered stacked leather sunburst style cockade. The cockade is fitted with a period correct, large gold gilt Navy officer’s button. CONDITION: Hat is solid with no major splits or mothing with only slight wear to the edges of the brim. 2,000 - 2,500

LOT - 2098

2098 - LOT OF 4: TWO FRENCH IMPORT CIVIL WAR SHAKOS, WEST POINT CADET SHAKO, AND FRENCH WW1 OFFICER’S KEPI. Lot consists of: (A) Two Model 1858 French-pattern infantry leather shakos. This pattern of shako was part of 10,000 sets of uniforms imported from the Godillot firm in Paris and imported for the US market early in 1861. Federal units issued these shakos were the 62nd and 83rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, the 18th Massachusetts, and regiments of New York’s Excelsior Brigade. (B) West Point cadet full dress shako. (C) French World War I Officer’s kepi. CONDITION: Very good overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,200 - 1,500 2099 - MODEL 1858 CIVIL WAR UNION FORAGE CAP. Circa 1858-1865, this is a solid example of the standard U.S. regulation headgear for enlisted men in the field during the Civil War. This style was also affectionately called a “bummer’s” cap. Made of dark indigo blue wool cloth body with tarred bill, retains original 5/8” leather chinstrap with small brass buckle and small federal eagle buttons. CONDITION: Polished cotton lining is intact with 75% of russet brown leather sweatband remaining. Stitching is tight and there are only three small moth nips that we can see. Nice unaltered example. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,200 - 1,500 LOT - 2099

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LOT - 2100 2100 - LOT OF 3: THREE U.S.M.C. CIVIL/INDIAN WARS KEPIS. Lot consists of three U.S.M.C. Kepi caps. (A) Dark wool body, black leather visor, chinstrap, and U.S.M.C. eagle side buttons. The front displays a “M” within a brass trumpet insignia. Top of cap has an iron cross with an anchor within it. “Horstmann Bros. & Co. Manufacturers Philadelphia” in silver highlights on sweatband, along with a painted A-15 on opposite side. CONDITION: Wool shows mothing all around. Areas of loss to wool under visor. Visor shows aging. Rear of cap shows areas of re-stitching. Chinstrap is torn and shows cracking all around. Sweatband shows wear. but is in good condition. Cotton lining is fully intact. (B) Dark wool body, black leather visor, chinstrap, and U.S.M.C eagle side buttons. No manufacturer markings. CONDITION: Wool is in excellent condition with few to no signs of mothing. Visor shows aging. Chinstrap is excellent with minor area of loss on strap loop. Sweatband shows wear. Cotton lining is fully intact. (C) Dark wool body, black leather visor, and U.S.M.C. eagle side buttons, The front displays “M” within a brass trumpet insignia. “The Manhattan Supply Co./ New York/ Contract June 8 18XX” the rest of the date is worn away. CONDITION: Wool shows few to no signs of any mothing. Areas of re-stitching around sweatband. Sweatband is in poor condition with a 3 - 3/4” tear on the left side by address. Cotton lining is not present. Overall a nice lot of Civil/ Indian War kepis. 500 - 800

LOT - 2101 2101 - MODEL 1872 ANDREWS FOLDING CAVALRY CAMPAIGN HAT. Once of the scarcest pieces of federal regulation headgear, this style hat was worn by both officers and enlisted men during the Great Sioux War of 1876. It is often associated as the hat most likely worn by Custer’s troopers on that fateful day in June 1876. Manufactured by Pettibone under a US Government contract, these have a very limited survival rate due to their limited popularity, fragility of the design, material of the hat, and the harsh conditions in which they were used. You can count how many have surfaced for sale in the last 20 years on one hand. CONDITION: Shows period wear overall, but retains its black grosgrain band around the base of the crown. The four japanned metal hooks are all in place as well as 75% of the silk ribbon treatment along the leading edges of the brim. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 5,000 - 7,500

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2102 - MODEL 1876 CAMPAIGN HAT WITH CAVALRY CORD. Adopted on June 14th, 1876, two weeks before the Battle of the Little Bighorn, these made it out to the plains later that summer. The contract for these hats went to the John T. Waring & Co.,Yonkers, N.Y. for an initial run of 15,000 hats. Waring only remained in business one more year and did not produce the full contract. The M1876 was not actually issued until 1877 but was still widely used in the remaining campaigns in the Dakotas as well as the campaigns against the Apaches. CONDITION: Hat is constructed of fine black wool felt, with both grommeted brass Brasier vents in place on either side of the crown. The grosgrain black band is present and intact around the base of the crown along with an original yellow worsted wool cavalry cord. 95% of the russet brown leather sweatband remains intact with a 2.5” tear near the front. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 4,000 - 6,000

LOT - 2103

LOT - 2104

2103 - LOT OF 2: INDIAN WARS ERA MODEL 1872 7TH CAVALRY OFFICER’S KEPI AND MODEL 1872 ENLISTED KEPI. Lot consists of: (A) Officer’s private purchase company grade M1872 kepi. Gold bullion thread 7th Cavalry crossed saber insignia is sewn on to wool pillow and separately sewn on. The gold cord bullion chinstrap is held in place with federal regulation “C” cavalry side buttons. CONDITION: Kepi retains intact silk lining with maker mark in gold ink: OAK HALL CLOTHING CO. BOSTON. Russet brown leather sweatband is present and solid as well as the tarred bill. There is no mothing or fading present. (B) Enlisted regulation M1872 kepi. Federal regulation eagle side buttons secure the original chinstrap. Tarred leather bill is solidly attached with edge trim present. CONDITION: Kepi has approximately a dozen scattered moth nips to the wool. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum. 1,200 - 1,500

2104 - LOT OF 2: TWO US MARINE CORP DRESS PITH HELMETS. Lot consists of two pith helmets. The pith helmet (Spanish: salacot), also known as the safari helmet, sun helmet, topee, sola topee, or topi, is a lightweight cloth-covered helmet made of sholapith. The USMC used the Model 1887/89 pattern sun helmets through the 20th century as well as the Model 1881 helmets that were utilized by some National Guard and State Militia units. Photographic evidence suggests that at least some officers opted to use the white Model 1887 as a “dress helmet” in summer months. One of these helmets has the Marine Corp spike with USMC insignia along with button hooks for chin strap which is not present. Has inner leather sweat band. CONDITION: Helmet is clean and in excellent condition with minor toning. The second helmet does not have a spike nor did it ever but this style is also documented. It features the large USMC brass insignia, cotton sweat band, and no strap. CONDITION: Excellent condition with just some minor toning. A wonderful pair of late 19th century USMC dress pith helmets that are also documented as having been used in battle. 1,000 - 2,000

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LOT - 2105

2105 - LOT OF 2: MODEL 1902 NY NG OFFICER’S VISOR CAP & MODEL 1895 ENLISTED CAP IN ORIGINAL BOXES. Lot contains: A) Model 1895 Enlisted Visor Cap still housed in its original pasteboard box. Wool body, interior black polished cotton lining and leather sweatband are perfect. Size label 6-3/4. Pasteboard box is solid and complete, the size 6-3/4 is written on both ends. CONDITION: The cap is unused but shows very minor signs of age and a dull finish on the leather. Box shows a break at one end and along the bottom seam B) Model 1902 Officer’s Visor Cap with direct bullion embroidered New York state seal on the front, New York rimless side buttons and gold chin strap. Interior crown embossed with a Ridabock & Co New York logo. Size marked 7-3/8. Housed in a heavy cardboard box, marked on the lid with “Ridabock & Co New York” logo. CONDITION: Cap shows no signs of wear with a perfect black wool body, bright bullion work, and perfect interior. Box shows wear on the edges and the corners of the lid are broken. From the Ray Bentley collection. 800 - 1,400

LOT - 2106 2106 - LOT OF 4: CAMPAIGN HATS 1890-1960. Lot consists of: (A) A very nice and high quality officer’s 1890’s campaign hat. This would have been used during the late Indian Wars to SpanishAmerican War period. Made of high quality pressed felt with a stunning fore and aft classic shape with original gold and black bullion tassels. Period label indicates ownership by an “R.W. Bell” that is most likely researchable in Army rosters. Thin russet leather sweatband is solid and intact with original stitching and gold makers stamp: “MILITARY, NAVAL, SOCIETY GOODS, UNIFORMS & CAPS, B. PASQUALE 123 GEARY ST. SAN FRANCISCO.” (B) World War I enlisted campaign hat with wool cavalry tassels. Maker stamped to sweatband:”JOHN B. STETSON CO.” (C) World War I enlisted campaign hat with tassels, only small partial pieces of sweatband remain. (D) 1960’s era 7th cavalry officer’s campaign hat with tassles. Similar to the one made famous by Robert Duvall as he played the air cavalry commander Col. Kilgore in Apocalypse Now. CONDITION: Very good overall. 800 - 1,200

LOT - 2107 2107 - USMC MEXICAN WAR HAT. The Mexican–American War was also known in the United States as the Mexican War and in Mexico as the American intervention in Mexico. It followed in the wake of the 1845 American annexation of the Republic of Texas, not formally recognized by the Mexican government, disputing the Treaties of Velasco signed by Antonio López de Santa Anna after the Texas Revolution a decade earlier. In 1845, newly elected U.S. President James K. Polk sent troops to the disputed area and a diplomatic mission to Mexico. After Mexican forces attacked American forces, Polk cited this in his request that Congress declare war. The 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the war and enforced the Mexican Cession of the northern territories of Alta California and Santa Fe de Nuevo México to the United States. This is a rare Marine Corp cap referred to as a Dragoon Wheel Cap from that time period. It consists of blue wool body, leather band and visor with USM badge with Eagle and anchor band buttons. There are no retailer or maker stencils inside but does have the leather inner band and cotton liner. CONDITION: Good, complete, with a few very small moth nips. Leather visor, sweatband, and front strap are tender with crazing but complete. 750 - 1,250

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LOT - 2108

LOT - 2109

2108 - LOT OF 3: MODEL 1895 OFFICER’S FORAGE CAP, MODEL 1895 ENLISTED CAVALRY FORAGE CAP, AND MODEL 1902 ENLISTED MEDICAL HAT. Lot consists of: (A) Very solid example of the last pattern of forage cap adopted for the US Army. Worn by officers during the Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection, Boxer Rebellion period. Hat has a blue wool body with a black mohair cap band, and a nicely embroidered officers pattern gold and silver bullion eagle, stitched to the body of the hat. Retains original and finely twisted gold bullion chin cords secured by two small staff and field buttons. CONDITION: Black tarred leather visor is missing edge binding. Intact dark brown leather sweatband is securely stitched in place, with remnants of a tag showing size 6-3/4. Retains black silk lining to crown with silver inked maker’s stamp: “HENDERSON AMES. CO. KALAMAZOO MICH.” Hat is very clean, not crushed or broken, and exhibits no moth damage. (B) M1895 enlisted cavalry forage cap with original gold gilt 1896 pattern G Co., 8th Cavalry Regiment insignia. CONDITION: Hat is very clean with a tarred leather visor and black silk lining. Only one tiny moth nip visible. Made by B.Y. PIPPEY CO. NEW YORK maker, 1899. (C) M1902 Medical Corps dress visor hat with Maltese cross insignia. All original with tarred leather visor and black leather chinstrap. Maker stamped to crown in gold ink: “RIDABOCK & COMPANY. “ CONDITION: Very Good. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 600 - 900 2109 - LOT OF 4: US MILITARY HATS. Lot consists of: (A) Pattern 1875 USMC Enlisted Kepi. Regulation issue fatigue and undress kepi for Marine Corps enlistedman. Kepi has a tarred bill and black leather chinstrap with small brass buckle. Side buttons are gold gilt, high dome, displaying the eagle over anchor surrounded by 13 stars. Nice contract label remains on tarred muslin stiffner to crown: HORSTMANN BROS & CO. – PHILADELPHIA – CONTRACT. MAY 3RD 1893. Russet brown leather sweatband is intact. Die struck nickel, prong back, P1875 EGA Corps device should be a brass variant but is OK for display with the hat. CONDITION: Only a few tiny moth nips evident. No fading or tears to kepi body. (B) USMC 1898 Spanish American War Campaign “Field Hat.” Regulation Marine Corps tropical campaign hat as issued to Leathernecks in the Spanish American War, Philippine Insurrection, and the Boxer Rebellion. This version wasn’t replaced until the P1912 “Montana Peak” campaign hat was issued. Hat is period correct with fore and aft crease, die-struck nickel P1875 EGA Corps device, star ventilation pattern to either side, and grosgrain ribbon at base of crown. CONDITION: Hat shows typical period wear but is free of heavy mothing or fading/water damage. Hat retains it’s thin leather sweatband to the inside. LH side shows faint evidence of former crossed infantry rifles and a “7” regimental designation. Most Army hats in use at this time had a snowflake vent, so perhaps this fell into the hands of an Army soldier and then it came back and then re-acquired? There is an Old Corps saying that “gear adrift is a gift!” (C) Early 1900’s War U.S. Navy Sailor’s Cap. Enlisted sailor’s fatigue and working “flat hat” with U.S.S. Connecticut tally around the front band. Tally is period correct with gold lettering and large block letters. CONDITION: Hat is in nice condition and is free from fading and moth nips. Cap tallies were a source of pride to sailors as their ship was home. BB-18, USS Connecticut was the fourth United States Navy ship to be named after the state of Connecticut, was the lead ship of her class of six battleships. Her keel was laid on 10 March 1903; launched on 29 September 1904, Connecticut was commissioned on 29 September 1906, as the most advanced ship in the US Navy. Connecticut served as the flagship for the Jamestown Exposition in mid-1907, which commemorated the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Jamestown colony. She later sailed with the Great White Fleet on a circumnavigation of the Earth to showcase the US Navy’s growing fleet of blue-water-capable ships. (D) USMC Enlisted Pattern 1914 Visor Cap in Army Khaki As issued to Marine Corps enlisted men during the First World War period. This example was contracted by the Corps to match the olive drab Army uniforms that were being issued to Marines as the Corps did not have enough of the Marine “greens” to keep up with the replacement demands of the Western Front. Hat retains correct P1914 dark bronze EGA Corps device and side buttons. Chinstrap and sweatband are also original. Maker stamp to crown reads: ARMY AND NAVY SERVICE CO. – WASHINGTON D.C. CONDITION Hat shows evidence of heavy mothing, but is decent display example. 1,500 - 2,000

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LOT - 2110 2110 - LOT OF 4: US ARMY GENERAL’S DRESS VISOR CAPS. The following four caps have had names embossed on their leather sweatbands. The caps are original US Army General’s caps with gold bullion leaves on the visors, three with gold bullion leaves embroidered on the bodies as well, but we are of the opinion that the names have been added post period. Consists of: A) High grade pre-World War II cap, interior marked by the maker “H.V. Allien New York”, the name “D. MacArthur” has been embossed on the sweatband. B) High grade pre-World War II cap, interior marked “R.E. Vaugnan Louisville”, embossed on the sweatband “Krueger, Walter”. C) Interior marked by maker “Top Rank”, the name “Gen Thomas T. Handy” has been embossed on the leather sweatband. D) White top cap with interior marked by maker “Berkshire Deluxe”, the name “Lt Gen James M Gavin” has been embossed on the sweatband. CONDITION: All of the caps are in excellent condition. 1,200 - 1,600 2111 - WWII U.S. ARMY OFFICERS VISOR CAP WORN BY GENERAL GEORGE KENNEY. Standard World War II period U.S. Army Officers Visor Cap, the interior leather sweatband embossed “G.C. Kenney 0-8940”. Accompanying the cap is a 3” by 5” note, on which is written “To Bill Luetge - Best Regards. Gen George C Kenney” and a shipping label from General Kenney addressed to William J. Luetge. George C. Kenney served in the U.S. Army from 1917-1951. As a pilot during World War I he received the DSC and Silver Star and during World War II he commanded the 4th and 5th Air Forces, ending the war as Commander of the Far East Air Forces. CONDITION: Cap shows moderate wear to include a few small holes in the crown, partially detached sweatband and unstitched visor edging. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 2111

LOT - 2112

LOT - 2113 2112 - LOT OF 4: US ARMY GENERAL’S DRESS VISOR CAPS. The following caps have had names embossed on their leather sweatbands. The caps are original US Army General officer’s full dress caps, but we are of the opinion that the names have been added post period. Consists of: A) Interior marked by the maker “Bernard”, the name “A.M Gruenther” has been embossed on the sweatband, stiffener removed. CONDITION: Excellent. B) Interior marked by the maker “Berkshire De Luxe”, embossed on the sweatband with the initials “J.M.W”, a button picturing General Jonathan Wainwright has been pinned to the front. Gold bullion eagle insignia. CONDITION: Excellent. C) Interior marked by maker “Berkshire De Luxe”, the name “Bradley, O” has been embossed on the leather sweatband. CONDITION: Excellent. D) Interior marked by maker “Morry Luxenberg”, the name “Omar N. Bradley” has been embossed on the sweatband. CONDITION: Excellent. 800 - 1,200

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2113 - LOT OF 5: US ARMY GENERAL OFFICER’S DRESS CAPS. The following caps have had names embossed on their leather sweatbands. The caps are original US Army officer’s caps, but we are of the opinion that the names have been added post period. Consists of: A) Full dress General Officer’s cap, interior marked by the maker “Luxenberg”, the name “C. H. Hodges” has been embossed on the sweatband. CONDITION: Excellent. B) Full dress General Officer’s cap, interior marked “Berkshire DeLuxe”, embossed on the sweatband “C.W. Abrams”. CONDITION: Very good with partially detached sweatband. C) Interior marked by maker “Flight Ace”, the name “Taylor Maxwell” has been embossed on the leather sweatband. CONDITION: Excellent. D) Fine quality pre-World War II General Officer’s dress visor cap, maker marked by “Outdoor Military Stores”, the name “J.M. Wainwright” has been embossed on the sweatband. CONDITION: Excellent. E) White top officer’s dress cap, the name “C. R. Codman” has been embossed on the sweatband. CONDITION: Excellent. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 2115

2114 - LOT OF 10: WORLD WAR II US ARMY OFFICER’S VISOR CAPS. The following caps have had names embossed on their leather sweatbands. The caps are original World War II US Army officer’s caps, but we are of the opinion that the names have been added post period. Consists of: A) High grade and fine quality cap marked by the maker “Rosenfield Uniform Co”, the name “Gen. L. J. McNair” has been embossed on the sweatband. CONDITION: Excellent. B) Fine quality cap, interior marked “Dobbs Fifth Avenue”, sold at the Post Exchange, Fort Benning Georgia, embossed on the sweatband “Henry H. Arnold”. CONDITION: Very good with minor wear to the interior. C) Interior marked by maker “Knox”, stiffener removed, the name “Capt Frank Kurtz” has been embossed on the leather sweatband. CONDITION: Very good, leather sweatband partially detached. D) Interior marked by maker “Dobbs Fifth Avenue”, the initials “D.D.E. 0-3822” have been embossed on the sweatband. CONDITION: Very good with minor wear to the sweatband. E) No maker, stiffener removed, the name “Brig General L.L. Lemnitzer” has been embossed on the sweatband. CONDITION: Excellent. F) Interior marked by the maker “Bailey’s Inc”, the name “Gen Francis Gerard” has been embossed on the sweatband. CONDITION: Very good. G) Interior marked by the maker “ Dobbs Fifth Avenue”, stiffener removed, the name “C. E. Lemay” has been embossed on the sweatband. CONDITION: Very good. H) Interior marked by the maker “Dobbs Fifth Avenue” , stiffener removed, the name “Spaatz 0-3706” has been embossed on the sweatband. CONDITION: Very good, showing moderate service wear. I) Interior maker marked “Made in England by J. Collett Ltd London. Expressly for The United States Forces in European Operations”, the name “T. Roosevelt Jr” has been embossed on the sweatband. CONDITION: Excellent. J) Interior maker marked “Davysons Karachi India”, stiffener removed, soft leather visor, gold embroidered eagle insignia. The sweatband has been embossed with the name “C. L. Chennault” . CONDITION: Fair, showing general wear and use. 800 - 1,200 2115 - LOT OF 13: US WORLD WAR II OFFICER’S VISOR CAPS. The following caps have had names embossed on their leather sweatbands. The caps are original World War II US Army officer’s caps, but we are of the opinion that the names have been added post period. Consists of: A) Interior marked by the maker “Luxenberg”, the name “C. H. Hodges” has been embossed on the sweatband. CONDITION: Very good with a few small holes on the crown. B) Interior marked “Jordan Marsh Company”, embossed on the sweatband “Carl Spaatz”. CONDITION: Very good showing minor wear. C) Interior marked by maker “Katten & Sons”, the name “Brig Gen Lucian D. Clay” has been embossed on the leather sweatband. CONDITION: Good, leather sweatband partially detached and interior showing general wear. D) Interior marked by maker “Pettibone & Co”, the name “William H. Simpson” has been embossed on the sweatband. CONDITION: Very good with partially detached sweatband. E) Interior marked by the maker “Sol Frank Co”, the name “ C.H. Hodges” has been embossed on the sweatband. CONDITION: Excellent. F) Not maker marked, the name “George C Marshall” has been embossed on the sweatband. CONDITION: Very good with a few small holes. G) Illegible maker mark, the name “Gen J. Lawton Collins” has been embossed on the sweatband, stiffener removed. CONDITION: Excellent. H) Interior marked by the maker “Wimbledon”, the name “L.C. Baker” has been embossed on the sweatband. CONDITION: Very good, showing moderate service wear. I) Illegible maker mark, the name “Gen G.H. Brett” has been embossed on the sweatband. CONDITION: Very good, the sweatband partially detached. J) Interior maker marked “Luxenberg”, the sweatband has been embossed with the name “Gen A.C. Wedemeyer”. CONDITION: Very good, the sweatband partially detached. K) Enlisted cap, the sweatband embossed with the name “Sgt Lucian Adams”. CONDITION: Very good. L) 1958 book “The Wedemeyer Reports” in very good condition. M) 5” X 8” photograph of General Carl Spaatz in very good condition. 800 - 1,200

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LOT - 2117 2116 - LOT OF 4: US NAVY ADMIRAL’S VISOR CAPS. Three of the following four caps have had names embossed on their leather sweatbands. The caps are original US Navy Admiral’s caps with gold bullion leaves on the visors, but we are of the opinion that the names have been added post period. Consists of: A) Interior marked by the maker “Art Caps”, the name “C.W. Nimitz” has been embossed on the sweatband. CONDITION: Excellent. B) Interior marked by the maker “Bancroft”, embossed on the sweatband “Thomas C. Kinkaid”. CONDITION: Excellent. C) Interior marked by maker “Vanguard”, the name “K.R. Turner” has been embossed on the leather sweatband. CONDITION: Interior soiled, leather sweatband fragmented. D) Interior missing its sweatband with interior maker marked “The Viking”. CONDITION: Good with areas of staining and wear. 600 - 900 2117 - LOT OF 6: US NAVY ADMIRAL’S VISOR CAPS AND PHOTOGRAPH. Four of these US Navy Admiral visor caps have had names embossed on their sweatbands, while the caps are certainly original, we are of the opinion that the names have been added post-period. Lot consists of: A) Tan-Top Admiral’s Visor Cap with gold bullion embroidery on the visor, basket weave body, made by Bancroft. The name “Louis E. Denfield” has been embossed on the leather sweatband. Excellent condition. B) Black Wool-Top Admiral’s Visor Cap with gold embroidery on the visor, basket weave body, made by Vanguard Military Equipment Co. The name “Adm Wilder B. Baker” has been embossed on the leather sweatband. Excellent condition. C) White-Top Admiral’s Visor Cap with gold bullion embroidery on the visor, basket weave body, made by “Art Caps”. The name “Burke, A.A.” has been embossed on the leather sweatband. Excellent condition. D) White-Top Admiral’s Visor Cap with gold bullion embroidery on the visor, basket weave body, made by “Art Caps”. The name “John H. Towers” has been embossed on the leather sweatband. The cap shows soiling to the white top and wear to the bullion embroidery. E) White-Top Admiral’s Visor Cap with gold bullion embroidery on the visor, basket weave body, made by “Art Caps”. Excellent condition. F) 8” X 10” photograph of Admiral Louis Denfield in excellent condition. 600 - 800

LOT - 2118 2118 - LOT OF 5: US NAVY ADMIRAL’S VISOR CAPS AND SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH. Three of these US Navy Admiral visor caps have had names embossed on their sweatbands, while the caps are certainly original, we are of the opinion that the names have been added post-period. Lot consists of: A) US Navy Admiral’s tan top visor cap with gold bullion embroidery on the visor, basket weave body, made by “Art Caps”. The name “W.A. Lee” has been embossed on the leather sweatband. Very good condition showing minor staining. B) US Admiral’s tan top visor cap with gold bullion embroidery on the visor, basket weave body, made by “Art Caps”. The name “George D. Murray” has been embossed on the leather sweatband. Excellent condition. C) US Admiral’s tan top visor cap with gold bullion embroidery on the visor, made by “Berkshire Flex”. The name “Admiral Eugene B. Fluckby” has been embossed on the leather sweatband. Excellent condition. D) US Admiral’s tan top visor cap with gold bullion embroidery on the visor, made by Bancroft. Very good condition with wear to the leather sweatband. E) 8” X 10” color photograph of Admiral Eugene Fluckby, inscribed and signed by him. 600 - 800

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LOT - 2120 2119 - LOT OF 9: USAF GENERAL’S CAPS AND JACKIE COOPER LETTERS. The following caps have had names embossed on their leather sweatbands. The caps are original USAF officer’s caps, but we are of the opinion that the names have been added post period. Consists of: A) USAF General Officer’s cap , the name “Gen Thomas D. White” has been embossed on the sweatband. CONDITION: Excellent. B) USAF General Officer’s cap , interior marked by the maker “Flight Ace”, embossed on the sweatband “Edmundson, James V”. CONDITION: Excellent. C) USAF General Officer’s cap. Interior marked by maker “Flight Ace”, the name “Bruce Holloway” has been embossed on the leather sweatband. CONDITION: Excellent. D) USAF General Officer’s cap, the name “Curtis E. Lemay” has been embossed on the sweatband. CONDITION: Excellent. E) USAF officer’s garrison cap with four stars pinned on one side, the name “Curtis E. Lemay” has been embossed on the sweatband. CONDITION: Moderate wear to the silver piping, partially detached sweatband. F) 3 photographs of General Lemay, measuring 8”X 10”, 6-1/2” X 8” and 8” X 8-3/4” in excellent condition. G) Two laminated letters, one granting the actor Jackie Cooper permission to wear Naval Aviators wings on his Naval Reserve uniform, dated 18 June, 1970 and one letter transferring Captain Cooper to the retired list, dated 23 June, 1983. Both in excellent condition. 500 - 700 2120 - LOT OF 5: US NAVY ADMIRAL’S VISOR CAPS. These US Navy Admiral’s visor caps have had names embossed on their sweatbands, while the caps are certainly original, we are of the opinion that the names have been added post-period. Lot consists of: A) Tan-Top Admiral’s Visor Cap with gold bullion embroidery on the visor, basket weave body, made by Johnson’s, Inc. The name “ Wm F. Halsey” has been embossed on the leather sweatband. Excellent condition. B) White-Top Admiral’s Visor Cap with gold bullion embroidery on the visor, basket weave body, made by Bancroft. The name “A.W. Radford” has been embossed on the leather sweatband. Excellent condition. C) Black-Top Admiral’s Visor Cap with gold bullion embroidery on the visor, made by Bancroft. The name “ H.R. Stark” has been embossed on the leather sweatband. Excellent condition. D) Black-Top Admiral’s Visor Cap with gold bullion embroidery on the visor. The name “Adm E.J. King” has been embossed on the leather sweatband. Good condition, bullion embroidery shows wear and verdergris. E) Green-Top Admiral’s Visor Cap with gold bullion embroidery on the visor, made by “Columbia Outfitters”. The name “James W. Whitfield” has been embossed on the leather sweatband. Green top shows a few scattered holes, partially detached sweatband. 500 - 800

LOT - 2121 2121 - LOT OF 3: WORLD WAR II - 1950’S USMC OFFICER’S VISOR CAPS. Three original USMC officer’s visor caps which have had names embossed on their sweatbands, while the caps are certainly original, we are of the opinion that the names have been added post-period. Lot consists of: A) USMC Officer’s Visor Cap with quatrefoil on the crown and basket weave body, made by Berkshire, Sterling H-H cap badge. The name “Joe Foss” has been embossed on the sweatband. Excellent condition. B) USMC Officer’s Visor Cap with quatrefoil on the crown, made by H.L. Davidson, Sterling H-H cap badge. The name “J.J. Foss U.S.M.C.” has been embossed on the sweatband. Very good condition showing minor wear. C) USMC Officer’s Visor Cap with quatrefoil on the crown and basket weave body, made by “Lancaster Brand”, 1962 Pattern cap badge. The name “Maj G Boyington” has been embossed on the sweatband. Very good condition. 400 - 600

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2122 - LOT OF 5: US ARMY SERVICE DRESS VISOR CAPS. The following five caps have had names embossed on their leather sweatbands. The caps are original US Army field grade officer’s dress visor caps with gold oak leaves embroidered on the visors, but we are of the opinion that the names have been added post period. Consists of: A) Interior marked by maker “Luxenberg”, the name “Bernard W. Rogers” has been embossed on the sweatband. B) No maker mark, the name “Omar Bradley” has been embossed on the sweatband. C) Interior marked by maker “Bancroft “, the name “W.C. Westmoreland” has been embossed on the leather sweatband. D) Interior marked by maker “Kingform Cap”, the name “Bernard W. Rogers” has been embossed on the sweatband. E) Interior marked by maker “Flight Ace”, the name “2nd Lt. H. B Durham” has been embossed on the sweatband. CONDITION: The Flight Ace cap shows scattered mothing on the crown, the remainder of the caps are in excellent condition. 400 - 600

LOT - 2123

LOT - 2124 2123 - LOT OF 5: USMC OFFICER’S DRESS VISOR CAPS. Group consists of: A) World War II period black wool cap with bullion oakleaves on the visor and Sterling H-H cap badge, basket weave body and restitched leather sweatband. Very good condition with some wear under the visor. B) 1960’s white top cap with gold bullion oakleaves embroidered on the visor and gold / red chin strap, Sterling H-H LOT - 2125 cap badge, basket weave body, made by Berkshire Caps. Excellent condition. C) White top cap with gold bullion oakleaves embroidered on the visor and gold / red chin strap, Sterling H-H cap badge, basket weave body. Excellent condition. D) White top cap with gold bullion oakleaves embroidered on the visor and gold / red chin strap, basket weave body, made by Berkshire Caps. Very good condition with light staining to the white top. E) Tan top cap with gold bullion oakleaves embroidered on the visor, Sterling H-H cap badge, basket weave body, made by S.W. Rice. Named on a calling card in the crown sleeve “Murray Oliver Roe Lieutenant Colonel United States Marine Corps”. Very good - excellent condition with minor wear to the interior. 400 - 600 2124 - LOT OF 6: USAF GENERAL’S VISOR CAPS. The following six caps have had names embossed on their leather sweatbands. The caps are original USAF General’s caps with silver bullion clouds / lightning bolts embroidered on the visors, but we are of the opinion that the names have been added post period. Consists of: A) Interior marked by maker “Morry Luxenberg”, the name “Dethlefsen, M” has been embossed on the sweatband. B) No maker mark, embossed on the sweatband “H.S. Vandenberg”, bullion direct embroidered eagle insignia. C) Interior marked by maker “Berkshire Deluxe”, the name “Lauris Norstad” has been embossed on the leather sweatband. D) Interior marked by maker “ Bernard”, the name “Stewart” has been embossed on the sweatband. E) Interior marked by maker “Berkshire Deluxe”, the name “LeMay, Curtis E.” has been embossed on the sweatband. F) Interior marked “Flight Ace”, the name “Lt Gen. H.R. Harmon”. CONDITION: All of the caps are in very good - excellent condition. 400 - 600 2125 - LOT OF 7:COAST GUARD ADMIRAL, USAF GENERAL OFFICER’S VISOR CAPS AND USAAF B2 FLIGHT CAP. Lot consists of: A) 1950’s US Coast Guard Admiral’s Visor Cap with gold bullion embroidery on the cloth faced visor, basket weave body with removable khaki top, made by S. Appel & Co. Very good condition showing minor wear. B) USAF General Officer’s Visor Cap with silver bullion embroidery on the cloth faced visor. Made by Bancroft, excellent condition. C) USAF General Officer’s Visor Cap with silver embroidery on the cloth faced visor. Made by Bernard Cap Co, excellent condition. D) USAF General Officer’s Visor Cap with silver bullion embroidery on the cloth faced visor. Made by Flight Ace, excellent condition. E) USAF General Officer’s Visor Cap with silver bullion embroidery on the cloth faced visor. Made by Flight Ace, cap is slight misshapen but not damaged. F) USAF General Officer’s Visor Cap with silver bullion embroidery on cloth faced visor, white top, missing eagle insignia. Made by Superior Uniform Cap Co, excellent condition. G) USAAF B2 Flight Cap, leather and sheepskin, excellent condition but no interior label. 600 - 800 246

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LOT - 2126 2126 - LOT OF 5: US NAVY, COAST GUARD, AND MARITIME SERVICE VISOR CAPS. Two of these visor caps have had names embossed on their sweatbands, while the caps are certainly original, we are of the opinion that the names have been added post-period. Lot consists of: A) Tan-Top Admiral’s Visor Cap with gold bullion embroidery on the visor, made by Bancroft. Very good condition showing moderate wear to the leather sweatband. B) White-Top Coast Guard Admiral’s Visor Cap with gold bullion embroidery on the visor, basket weave body, made by the Frank Thomas Co. Very good condition with some wear to the sweat shield. C) Black-Top Admiral’s Visor Cap with gold bullion embroidery on the visor, basket weave body, made by Art Caps. Very good condition with wear to the sweat shield. D) Tan-Top Admiral’s Visor Cap with gold bullion embroidery on the visor, made by Bancroft. The name “John Wayne” has been embossed on the leather sweatband. Excellent condition. E) US Maritime Service Boatswain Visor Cap, with bullion cap badge and basket weave body. The name “Duke Wayne” has been embossed on the sweatband. Excellent condition. 600 - 900 2127 - LOT OF 3: ACE FLIGHT CAP, GENERAL OF THE ARMY STAFF CAR FLAG, AND A SIGNED CARD ATTRIBUTED TO OMAR N. BRADLEY. These items are attributed to General Omar Bradley, who planned and assisted in the Normandy Invasion. Bradley assumed the roles of Administrator of Veterans Affairs (1945-1947), Chief of Staff of the United States Army (1948-1949), and as First Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1949-1953). Included in this lot is a cap attributed to Bradley with his name written on a tag on the inside, a General of the Army staff car flag with a card signed by Bradley for the Navy Relief Fund Auction. The cap is a dark green with a brass medallion of a shield over an eagle, visor is decorated in gold colored bullion braids. LOT - 2127 Chinstrap is held in place by two gold colored buttons. The inside of the cap has a spade symbol between a pair of wings and reads “Flight Ace”. “Flight Ace” is also stamped on the leather sweatband. A paper tag has “Omar N. Bradley” on the inside. General of the Army staff car flag, embroidered with five white stars and yellow tassels around three of the four edges. Accompanying this flag is a Navy Relief Fund Auction tag that shows the item name, lot number, and shows the donation and a signature from Bradley. CONDITION: Hat is in excellent condition, showing minor wear on the sweatband and missing tag on the rear of the sweatband. Minor hole in rear of cap. Flag is in excellent condition, showing no staining and little to no signs of any use. Colors are vibrant and show no fading. Navy Relief Fund Auction card is in very good condition with minor fading on the top line of text, small tear on the right side, a minor crease on the bottom right corner, and two indentations from where it was stapled. Signature shows no fading. Overall this is a fine lot of items attributed to Omar N. Bradley. 800 - 1,200

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2128 - LARGE LOT OF ASSORTED MILITARIA HATS, PRINTS, FLAGS AND MEDALS. Lot consists of (A) Six British Naval hats with ID ribbons for RFA Black Rover, a small fleet tanker of the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary, HMS Exeter, the second and last York-class heavy cruiser built for the Royal Navy during the late 1920’s and sunk by Japanese ships at the beginning of March in the Second Battle of the Java Sea, HMS Royal Sovereign, a Revenge-class battleship of the Royal Navy armed with eight 15-inch guns in four twin-gun turrets, HM Submarines, sometimes known as the Silent Service, as the submarines are generally required to operate undetected, HMS Ark Royal, an aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy that served during the Second World War and was torpedoed on 13 November 1941 by the German submarine U-81 and sank the following day, and HMS Penelope, commissioned 13 November 1936, she was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat near Naples with great loss of life on 18 February 1944. On wartime service with Force K, she was holed so many times by bomb fragments that she acquired the nickname “HMS Pepperpot”. All of the above hats are nearly identical save ribbons and we have no proof that these ribbons originated with these hats. (B) Framed 1921 signed US Navy commission. (C) G.W. Simmons Co Boston Tri-corn hat with US Eagle brass insignia. Date not known but 19th century at least. (D) Four silk small flags; Japan sun flag, Camp Chaffee 5th armored, four star general flag and Republic of China. (E) Ten man cavalry Spanish American War 1898 Cardboard die-cut hand fan. Some minor chipping. (F) 1944-45 Soldiers Friends address book from Shanghai campaign with scarf and printed history. (G) Two framed 1880’s Cabinet Photographs. One image of man armed with 1873 Winchester. Other two Indian War era soldiers in dress uniforms. (H) Signed 8x10 photograph of Navy Medal of Honor winner Rear Admiral John Bulkeley. (I) 7 B&W photographs WWII Parade, perhaps for General Bradley. (J) Signed 1863 Quartermaster pay out form. (K) Case of 11 pieces of militaria including French and German medals, photograph, and associated items. CONDITION: Items range from fair to good. 500 - 1,000

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LOT - 2130

2129 - A 17TH CENTURY BURGONET IN THE FORM OF A STURMHALBE, MADE IN TWO PIECES WITH HIGH COMB. Helmet shows great age and is pitted overall with a few minor holes in the skull. Plume holder appears to be the original. Ear flaps skillfully forged but appear to be later than the skull itself. Helmet has excellent form, retains iron lining rivets and is a handsome piece of 17th century headgear. 2,500 - 4,500 2130 - A GOOD, CLASSIC, CROMWELLIAN LOBSTER TAIL POT OR HELMET, CIRCA 1640/50. The helmet of classic form with four neck lames. Fluted skull with 6 flutes of one piece. Rough from the hammer. Sliding nasal of one bar. Large brim with border. This helmet is practically unique of the type in that it retains what appear to be both original ear flaps. An excellent example of this most identifiable type of helmet. CONDITION: Untouched throughout. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. 1,500 - 2,000 2131 - A SCARCE BRITISH WHITE METAL OFFICERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HELMET FOR THE ROYAL BERKS YEOMANRY CAVALRY, LATE 19TH CENTURY (?). A white metal helmet with gilt copper mountings and badge of the Royal Berks Yeomanry, consisting of a gilt sunburst with silver yeomanry crest consisting of a crescent and star. Gilt chin scales and gilt mounts throughout. CONDITION: Excellent for one of these easily dented helmets with only the most minor dents, retaining its original bush and much original gilding. Original cloth lining inside. Helmet has far less alteration than most of these and would be considered in near pristine condition throughout. 1,000 - 1,500 LOT - 2131

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LOT - 2133

2132 - LOT OF 2: BRITISH MILITARY PITH HELMETS IN TIN BOXES, CIRCA WORLD WAR I. Lot consist of (A) Pith helmet attributed to General G. Sugden. Name on copper lined hat box. Richard Edgar Sugden was serving as the second-in-command of his battalion at the start of the First World War. He fought in the Second Battle of Ypres, and was wounded in September 1915. He returned to his regiment the following November. Sugden was awarded the Distinguished Service Order on 3rd June 1916 and on 4th September 1916 he became Commanding Officer of the 4th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. On 17 December 1917 he was awarded a Bar to his DSO. He was promoted to brigadier-general on 7 June 1918 and took command of the 151st Infantry Brigade. The brigade was engaged in action in France between October 1918 and the Armistice of 11 November 1918. Hat has 6 E. Surrey patch on side. Accompanied by a notebook detailing troop movements and orders of the 14th K.G.O Sikhs. CONDITION: Good, complete, with some toning and a few minor stains. One small tear on interior. (B) Pith helmet attributed to H.L.Owens “The Dorsetshire regt.” London made plaque onn metal carry case. World War One era. Henry Leftwich Haddon Owen, machine gun corps. LIV Patch on side. Killed in action 1918. CONDITION: Good, complete, with some toning and very minor stains. 500 - 1,000 2133 - LOT OF 2: A GOOD 16TH CENTURY CONTINENTAL HIGH COMB ETCHED BURGONET CIRCA 1580 TOGETHER WITH AN ELEMENT OF ARMOR FROM THE SAME PERIOD, ETCHED. Lot consists of (A) Burgonet weighing 3 pounds 10 ounces, one piece construction. Shows excellent forging throughout and of good form. Comb with two flutes rising to a roped rim, etched with knights on horseback. Skull portion etched with figures of warrior and queen. Etching on the helmet of later date. Plume holder for two plumes. Front of helmet with raised rim. CONDITION: Showing great age with comb being holed and greatly worn. Exfoliation visible throughout. Some lining rivets remaining. Both earflaps and all neck lames absent. (B) Element of armor of three lames etched with foliage and featuring brass rivets and roped border showing great age. Possibly from a pauldron, likely Pisan work circa 1580. CONDITION: Showing great age with clean and well delineated etching. Although the etching on the burgonet is of later date, it is nonetheless a strikingly attractive and well wrought helmet made for battle rather than parade. 2,000 - 3,000

LOT - 2134 2134 - LOT OF 3: A LOT OF FRENCH ARMOR CONSISTING OF TWO HELMETS AND A BREASTPLATE. Lot consists of (A) Composite helmet of the Napoleonic era with dyed faux leopard skin and crest featuring the flaming bomb and head of Medusa and brass chin scales. (B) Second helmet with steel skull, brass flaming bomb and brass crest featuring the head of Medusa. (C) Breastplate of great weight sheathed in brass. Possibly Napoleonic cuirass. CONDITION: Helmets are fair, missing some elements such as chin scales. Breastplate greatly deteriorated showing battle damage. 1,000 - 1,500

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LOT - 2136

2135 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN WORLD WAR II HEER M40 SD AND LUFTWAFFE M40 CAMO HELMETS. (A) German WWII Heer M40 single decal helmet marked “SE64” for the maker of “Sachsische Emaillerwerk” and in a shell size of 64, with a lot number of “10396”. Shell exterior retains 75-80% of its original rough gray-green paint, with the usual dings, scrapes, patina, and freckling to worn areas. Interior retains approximately 55% of its rough gray-green finish, with stains, corrosion, and freckling. Heer decal is in approximately 80% condition with nice age toning and the required era coat of lacquer, which shows up nicely with a blacklight. Original zinc liner band is present with moderate corrosion. Liner is untouched, presents heavy wear, is crazed throughout, and is very dry. Original drawstring is present. Only one inch of each end of the original chinstrap is present with steel fittings. Helmet appears to be an untouched battlefield pickup. CONDITON: Decal and exterior finish are very good, interior is in fair condition. (B) German WWII Luftwaffe M40 camouflage helmet marked “Q64” for the maker of “F.W. Quist” and in a shell size of 64, with a lot number of “1284”. Camouflage pattern consists of dull ochre color paint being brush applied in a manner which allows the base blue-gray Luftwaffe paint to appear as if they were lines throughout the camo pattern. The camo paint covers approximately 65% of the helmet, with the usual dings, scrapes, patina, and freckling to worn areas. The Luftwaffe decal is not present, and has been “dug out” postwar, with the damage going to the core steel and now covered in patina. The outline of the eagle can be visualized. Interior retains 55-60% of its rough dark blue-gray finish, with stains, corrosion, and freckling. Original aluminum liner band is present with moderate corrosion. Liner is untouched, presents moderate to heavy wear, has crazing, and is very dry. Several liner tongues are broken off. Original drawstring is present. Only one inch of each end of the original chinstrap is present with aluminum fittings. Helmet appears to be an untouched battlefield pickup. CONDITON: Decal and exterior finish are very good, interior is in good condition. 1,100 - 1,600

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2136 - GERMAN WWII HEER M35 SINGLE DECAL HELMET. WWII Heer M35 single decal helmet marked “SE” for the maker of “Sachsische Emaillerwerk” and in a shell size of 68, with a lot number of “4482”. The very large liner is in size 60. Shell retains 80-85% of its original smooth green paint. Interior retains approximately 95% of its smooth green finish, with the entire rim showing wear and the dark gray original finish visible. Heer decal is in 95+% condition with the required era coat of lacquer, which shows up nicely with a black light. Tri-color national decal on the right side has been removed, as per regulations in 1940. Original early aluminum liner band is present and is untouched. Liner is complete, untouched, in a darker red brown color, with a size stamp of “60”, and some fraying to the leather around the edge. Original liner drawstring is present. Original early chinstrap with aluminum fittings is also present, with some light wear, and illegible markings. CONDITION: Overall excellent. 800 - 1,200 2137 - THIRD REICH HEER M35 DOUBLE DECAL HELMET. WWII Heer M35 double decal helmet marked “EF64” for the maker “Emaillerwerke A.G.”, in the shell size of 64, with a lot number of “20763”. Shell retains 75-80% of its early green paint which appears to have been completely covered with a coat of lacquer postwar applied. Interior retains approximately 85% of its finish with moderate white oxidation. Heer decal is in 90% condition, and the national colors are about the same. National colors are crazed. Original aluminum band is present, but only approximately 35% of the liner remain. Will display nicely and might clean up. CONDITON: Good to very good. 700 - 1,100 2138 - LOT OF 8: WORLD WAR II LUFTWAFFE M34 FIRE BRIGADE HELMET AND GERMAN VETERAN ITEMS. Lot contains: (A) Luftwaffe M34 DD Fire Brigade helmet, and (B) German WWII veteran postwar service lot. (A) Luftwaffe double decal “square dip” M34 helmet with approximately 80% of its original black painted finish remaining on the aluminum shell exterior, and approximately 85% is its original finish on the interior. 85% of its Luftwaffe eagle decal remain, and approximately 90% of the national colors decal remain. The white night time stripe retains more than 90% of its painted finish. The leather chinstrap is in rough condition with the right rear piece missing. Liner is present with damage to its folded rim. Leather head pad is present, and the neck protector mounting tabs are present. CONDITION: Overall very good. (B) Postwar West German uniform items to a WWII German pilot. Bundeswehr Luftwaffe fight cap, with cockade, named to “Hauptman Hakenbeck”, and with a Koblenz maker. Bundeswehr bullion officer flight wings, a pair of olive slip-on Colonel’s straps, 3 aluminum officer pips, and a 1988 dated letter presenting a brief history of the officer are included. CONDITION: Near mint. 600 - 900

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2139 - GERMAN WWII M40 SINGLE DECAL HELMET. German WWII Heer M40 single decal helmet marked “Q62” for the maker of “Quist”, and in a shell size of 62, with a lot number of “DN81”. Shell retains 92-95% of its original rough gray-green paint, with some fine dirt around the rivets, inside the vents, and on the rough texture paint. Interior retains approximately 95% of its rough gray-green finish, with some very light scratches under the visor. Heer decal is in 95+% condition with the required era coat of lacquer, which shows up nicely with a blacklight. Original zinc liner band is present and is untouched. Liner is complete, untouched, in a nice light tan color, with a size stamp of “55”, and some light fraying to the leather on the front edge. Original drawstring is present. A 1” piece of tape is adhered to the liner with “6 - 5/8” written in blue ball point pen, and appears to represent what was thought to be the size in inches. Original chinstrap with gray painted steel fittings is present, with some light wear, and appears to be unmarked. A very desirable untouched and complete M40 combat helmet. CONDITON: Overall excellent+. 600 - 900 2140 - GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE M42 SINGLE DECAL HELMET. WWII Luftwaffe M42 single decal helmet marked “ckl61” for the maker of “Eisenhuttenwerke Thale”, in a shell size of 61, with a lot number of “2952”. Shell retains 80-85% of its original rough blue-gray paint, with freckling on some of the worn areas and the rear rivet. Interior also retains 80-85% of its rough blue-gray finish, with moderate wear along the inside rim and under the band, and freckling on worn areas. Luftwaffe decal is in approximately 85% condition with the required era coat of lacquer. Original zinc liner band is present and is untouched. Liner is complete, untouched, in a tan color, with a size stamp of “57”, and moderate fraying to the leather around the entire edge. Original drawstring is present. Original chinstrap with aluminum fittings is present, with moderate wear, and appears to be unmarked. A very desirable untouched and complete M42 combat helmet. CONDITON: Overall very good to excellent. 600 - 900 2141 - THIRD REICH MODEL 1934 POLICE HELMET. Fine example of police helmet with the distinctive daisy air holes on both side. Comes with reproduction leather liner stamped 58 and includes chin strap. No decals present. Re-painted a flat black color. CONDITION: Good overall as repainted. Minor flaking to paint, slight surface rust on rivets. Liner and pad are excellent as newer production. 200 - 400

2142 - MODEL 1881 INDIAN SCOUT HELMET. Circa 1890, this is an original stunning example that has been in a private museum for many decades. Black wool-covered pressed felt body has no splits or soft spots and all components are as prescribed for Indian Scouts. Gold gilt, die struck eagle front plate and side buttons with separately applied German silver crossed arrows to front of plate. Interior retains beautiful light tan leather sweatband with factory applied size 6 7/8 tag remaining. Attached is a period correct mixed red and white one piece worsted wool cord and waffle tassels. Original black enameled edge trim and leather chinstrap are present. Inside the sweatband are both Quartermaster Department and B.M. WHITLOCK NEW YORK Nov, 1892 contract stamps. Provenance: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. CONDITION: Excellent. 2,500 - 4,000 LOT - 2142

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2143 - U.S. ARMY MODEL 1872 7TH CAVALRY OFFICER’S DRESS HELMET. The helmet body is full form with distinctive “lobster tail” shape and retains all of its original Model 1872 brass hardware save for one plume base flower rosette, which is missing. The original yellow horsehair plume and braided gold cords on this helmet are in excellent condition. The 1872 front plate displays the applied number “7” and the helmet retains its Cavalry side buttons. CONDITION: The interior leather liner is an accurate replacement as is the visor trim. From the Ray Bentley Collection. 2,000 - 3,000

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LOT - 2145 LOT - 2144 2144 - LOT OF 2: U.S. ARMY MODEL 1881 7TH CAVALRY OFFICER’S DRESS HELMET AND SHOULDER PADDLES. A) Gilded metal components and black cloth-covered pressed-cork body, deluxe eagle plate with applique crossed sabers surmounted with a shield affixed to the front of the helmet, a large silvered “7” is attached to the center of shield, two-piece cavalry side buttons, brass chin chain, yellow yak hair plume and fine quality plume socket with separately applied eagle. Helmet is complete with gilt knotted cords, tassels and waffles. All components are as prescribed for the Model 1881 dress helmet. Black leather sweatband, green silk visor linings. B) Pair of Model 1881 officer’s cavalry 2nd lieutenants shoulder knots with bullion numbers “7” on each pad. In the 1880’s the 7th U.S. Cavalry was posted to Fort Abraham Lincoln Dakota Territory and fought at the Battle of Crow Agency in 1887 and Wounded Knee in 1890 . CONDITION: Helmet is in very good condition with minor wear to the leather edging and wear to the silk visor linings. Knots are in excellent condition. 1,500 - 2,000 2145 - MODEL 1881 CAVALRY FIELD GRADE OFFICER DRESS HELMET. Completely original M1881 cavalry field grade officers full dress helmet as prescribed for Major through Colonel. Fine quality throughout with gilded metal components and black cloth-covered pressed-cork body in excellent condition with no soft spots or bug damage. Deluxe two-piece eagle plate with crossed cavalry sabers surmounted with a shield affixed to the front of the helmet. A German silver “6” is attached to the center of shield. All components are as prescribed for the Model 1881 officer dress helmet. Brown leather sweatband is intact along with a fine polished silk burgundy liner to the crown. Original officer grade crown plate, plume holder and dyed yellow yak hair plume are intact. Complete with gold metallic chest cords and waffles. The 6th Cavalry Regiment was active in the Apache Wars, and the suppression of the Ghost Dance movement. Provenance: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. CONDITION: Excellent. 1,200 - 1,500

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2146 - LOT OF 3: ONE INDIAN WARS BAND HELMET, ONE MILITIA HELMET, AND ONE RECREATED 1872 HELMET. Lot consists of: (A) M1881 Artillery Musician’s Full dress helmet with red/white feathered plume and cords. Original and correct body and equipment with legible and clear HORSTMANN PHILA. stamp on underside of leather sweatband with gold gilt die struck artillery side buttons. (B) M1881 New York National Guard Cavalry “Troop C” enlisted dress helmet with older style orange/yellow horsehair plume. Retains nice and legible RIDABOCK & CO. label under plume base in crown. (C) A well-executed recreation of a Model 1872 Cavalry officer’s dress helmet utilizing old and new parts. The body, visor facings and leather visor trim are of recent manufacture, the leather chinstrap and gold gilt cavalry side buttons are from an original enlisted Model 1881 dress helmet. The metal fittings appear to be original as do the chest cords and yellow hair plume. CONDITION: Overall excellent. 1,200 - 1,500 2147 - LOT OF 2: MODEL 1881 CAVALRY AND ARTILLERY HELMETS. Lot consists of: (A) M1881 enlisted cavalry full dress helmet with pressed black fur felt body and a polished black leather band around the lower edge of the helmet and leather chin strap. Brass cavalry crossed sword side buttons, plume holder, gold gilt eagle front plate with German silver “7”, yellow horsehair plume, yellow worsted woo cords and tassels with tan leather sweatband. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) M1881 enlisted artillery full dress helmet with pressed black fur felt body with a polished black leather band around the lower edge of the helmet and leather chin strap. Gold gilt brass artillery crossed cannons side buttons, plume holder, and eagle front plate with German silver “2”, dark red horsehair plume, complete red worsted wool cords, tassels, and tan leather sweatband. Underside of sweatband bears a US Quartermaster and Wm. H. Horstmann, Philadelphia Nov 1897 stamp. CONDITION: Excellent. Provenance: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,200 - 1,500 252

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2148 - US ARMY MODEL 1881 ENLISTED INDIAN SCOUT DRESS HELMET. Pressed black fur felt body with a polished black leather band around the lower edge of the helmet and leather chin strap. Brass Indian Scout crossed arrow side buttons, plume holder, cavalry eagle front plate with German silver crossed arrows, red and white plume and original set of Indian Scout cords. Tan leather sweatband with C.J. Heller Philadelphia contract stamp dated 1898. Excellent overall condition, but the wool cords with a few areas of wear. 1,200 - 1,800 2149 - LOT OF 4: US ARMY MODEL 1881 HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT, INFANTRY, ARTILLERY AND QUARTERMASTER DRESS HELMETS. Lot contains: (A) Pressed black fur felt body with a polished black leather band around the lower edge of the helmet and leather chin strap. Brass eagle front plate with German silver quill and key quartermaster corps insignia, brass spike and quartermaster corps side buttons. Tan leather sweatband with W. H. Horstmann 1899 contract stamp. CONDITION: Very good condition with interior sweatband showing wear. (B) Pressed black fur felt body with black felt band around the lower edge of the helmet. Brass eagle with German silver hospital department Geneva cross, brass spike and hospital department side buttons. Tan leather sweatband with H.M Whitlock contract stamp. CONDITION: Excellent condition with minor staining to the leather sweatband. C) Pressed fur felt body with a polished black leather band around the lower edge of the helmet and black leather chin strap. Brass eagle / artillery front plate with German silver number 3, brass spike and artillery side buttons. Tan leather sweatband with Horstmann 1891 contract stamp. CONDITION: Excellent. D) Pressed black fur felt body with polished black leather band around the lower edge of the helmet and black leather chin strap. Brass eagle / infantry front plate with German silver 12, brass spike and infantry side buttons. Tan leather sweatband with W.H. Horstmann 1902 contract stamp. CONDITION: Excellent, showing minor wear. 1,200 - 1,600 2150 - U.S. ARMY MODEL 1881 2ND CAVALRY OFFICER’S DRESS HELMET. Gilded metal components and black cloth-covered pressed-cork body, deluxe eagle plate with applique crossed sabers surmounted with a shield affixed to the front of the helmet, a large silvered “2” is attached to the center of shield, cavalry side buttons, brass chin chain, yellow yak hair plume. Helmet is complete with gilt knotted cords, tassels and waffles. All components are as prescribed for the Model 1881 dress helmet. Brown leather sweatband, red silk lining embossed in gold “The M.C. Lilley & Co”, green cloth visor linings. In the 1880’s the 2nd U.S. Cavalry served in Wyoming and fought at the battle of O’Fallon’s Creek, Montana. CONDITION: Excellent showing minor wear. 1,200 - 1,800 2151 - U.S. ARMY MODEL 1881 CAVALRY OFFICER’S DRESS HELMET. Gilded metal components and black cloth-covered pressed-cork body, deluxe eagle plate with applique crossed sabers surmounted with a shield affixed to the front of the helmet, two-piece cavalry side buttons, brass chin chain, yellow yak hair plume and fine quality plume socket with separately applied eagle. Helmet is complete with gilt knotted cords, tassels and waffles. All components are as prescribed for the Model 1881 dress helmet. Black leather sweatband, white silk crown lining and green silk visor linings. CONDITION: Gilt components are excellent, lightly toned cords, front visor interior cork is broken but holds its shape well, interior silk shows moderate wear. 1,200 - 1,600

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LOT - 2152 2152 - MODEL 1881 1ST US CAVALRY OFFICER’S DRESS HELMET. Gilded metal components and black cloth-covered pressed-cork body in excellent condition with no soft spots or splits. Deluxe eagle plate with applique crossed sabers surmounted with a shield affixed to the front of the helmet. A large silvered “1” is attached to the center of shield with cavalry side buttons that have chin scale hooks attached. All components are as prescribed for the model 1881 officer dress helmet. Brown leather sweatband is intact with traces of US Quartermaster stamp remaining. Dyed yellow yak plume is solid and intact. Crown label impressed in gold lettering on red background: “BAKER & MCKENNEY.” Provenance: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. CONDITION: Very good with sweatband and interior lining showing some moderate wear. Gold metallic cords closest to helmet show heavy tarnishing, but waffles and attached long cords are still bright. 800 - 1,000 2153 - LOT OF 5: THREE INDIAN WARS PITH HELMETS, ONE WINTER HOOD, AND ONE FUNERAL HOOD. Lot consists of: (A) M1881 summer pith helmet. White linen over cork body. Solid with no soft spots, overall patina to the outside, but no large stains. Sweatband is intact. HORSTMANN, PHIL 1899 contract stamp to inside of sweatband. (B) M1881 summer pith helmet with white blanco finish. RIDABOCK NEW YORK contract stamp to inside of leather sweatband. (C) M1881 black dress helmet with cavalry gold gilt side buttons. Helmet is missing plume and front plate. Some wool damage to outside. RIDABOCK, NEW YORK contract label to top of crown. (D) Scarce brown enlisted winter hood for foul weather. Unissued condition with original label. (E) Rabbit fur funeral cover for dress helmet. CONDITION: Overall excellent. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 800 - 1,000

LOT - 2154 2154 - LOT OF 3: US ARMY ENGINEERS, ORDNANCE AND HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT MODEL 1881 ENLISTED DRESS HELMETS. Lot contains: (A) Pressed black fur felt body with a polished black leather band around the lower edge of the helmet and leather chin strap. Brass eagle front plate with German silver engineers castle, brass spike and engineers castle side buttons. Tan leather sweatband with W. H. Horstmann 1898 contract stamp. CONDITION: Leather chin strap detached, interior showing moderate wear. (B) Pressed black fur felt body with black felt band around the lower edge of the helmet and leather chin strap. Brass eagle with German silver ordnance bomb, brass spike and ordnance department side buttons. Tan leather sweatband with C.J. Heller contract stamp. CONDITION: Excellent condition showing moderate storage wear. C) Pressed fur felt body with a polished black leather band around the lower edge of the helmet and black leather chin strap. Brass eagle front plate with German silver caduceus, brass spike and hospital department caduceus side buttons. Tan leather sweatband, B.W. Whitlock 1890 contract label. CONDITION: Felt crown with repaired cracks. 800 - 1,200 254

LOT - 2155 2155 - LOT OF 2: US ARMY MODEL 1881 COMMISSARY AND MUSICIAN DRESS HELMETS. Lot contains: (A) Black pressed felt body with a polished leather band around the lower edge of the body and black leather chin strap. Brass eagle front plate with crossed rifles and German silver musician lyre, brass infantry side buttons. White horse hair plume and white wool cords. CONDITION: Very good with the interior showing minor wear. (B) Black pressed felt body with a polished leather band around the lower edge of the body and black leather chin strap. Brass eagle front plate with German silver commissary department quarter moon, brass commissary department side buttons. W.H. Horstmann 1902 contract stamp. CONDITION: Very good, the front plate partially detached and missing two mounting loops. 800 - 1,200

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2156 - 1880’S US CAVALRY SPIKED HELMET WITH METAL CASE. Made by Horstman Bros. Philadelphia Indian Wars Officers dress pith or sun helmet. Spike included but detached for storage in metal case. Blue felt with gold braid and crossed swords chin strap buttons. Comes with chin strap. CONDITION: Near mint. 400 - 800 2157 - U.S. PAINTED MARK I “BRODIE” HELMET. Originally designed by John Leopold Brodie, these helmets were manufactured for British troops in WWI to protect the wearer from modern artillery weapons. In 1917 the U.S. purchased 400,000 British Mark I helmets to equip the A.E.F. (American Expeditionary Forces). This helmet is of British manufacture, but is hand painted for the A.E.F. The helmet is painted in a variety of colors including: red, green, and tan, reflecting a Fall season camouflage. The front of the helmet has an American flag shield over a red painted eagle. The back of the helmet is painted “U.S.A. A.E.F.”. The bail holder is secured to the helmet via two split rivets. Complete with helmet liner. CONDITION: Helmet is in good condition, considering its age. Outer paint shows scatter areas of loss all around the helmet. Paint shows fading all around. Inside of helmet retains the majority of applied paint with small areas of light surface rust that could be easily cleaned. Liner is in excellent condition, showing only small and minor areas of loss to leather sweatband. The rubber doughnut pad is present and shows creasing and wear on one side. Leather chinstrap is present, but torn in two pieces. Overall a fine example of a hand painted Mark I helmet. 400 - 600

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2158 - LOT OF 4: THREE M1917A1 KELLY HELMETS AND WWII TANKER HELMET. Lot consists of: (A) Three post-World War I M1917A1 “Kelly” helmets. These are the correct helmets for a China Marine or Pearl Harbor display as this was our interwar period helmet. One has a replacement liner. (B) M1938 Rawlings tanker helmet. CONDITION: Good overall. 300 - 600 2159 - US WWII M-1 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION HELMET The US Army “Big Red One” 1st Infantry Division was one of the most famous and “battle tested” divisions in the European Theater of Operations during WWII. Helmets from that division are seldom encountered and extremely desirable. This M-1 helmet retains more than 90% of its rough olive drab paint on the exterior, and interior, with the rim edge being bare metal. Olive helmet net is present and has been trimmed during the process of securing it to the helmet. Net is secured by tan twine on the inside, and a series of field-made wire hooks are attached to the net and bent over the rim to secure the net. Hooks are rusty and net is stained where they are applied. Front of helmet retains the emblem of the 1st Infantry Division, with a two inch red “1” and a thin black line representing the emblem border around it. Emblem has worn areas and patina consistent with having been on the helmet for a very long time. Olive web chinstrap is machine sewn to the fixed bails. Helmet inlcudes its liner assembly with an aged suspension system, and one piece of webbing being worn through. Head band retains its buckle, but only two of its attachment hooks are present with leather sweatband being only 5% intact. CONDITION: Helmet and emblem are very goosd to excellent, and liner assembly is very good. A unique opportunity to own a very desirable helmet! 1,100 - 1,500

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2160 - LOT OF 4: U.S. WORLD WAR II TANKERS AND FLAK HELMETS. Lot consists of: A) M4A2 Flak Helmet, cloth exterior and lining are in excellent condition showing no wear, the leather strap with moderate wear. B) M38 Tanker Helmet, interior marked “Rawlings”, excellent condition. C) M38 Tankers Helmet, interior marked “ Rawlings”, excellent condition. D) M38 Tankers Helmet, interior marked “ Sears Saddlery Co. Davenport Iowa”, very good condition. 800 - 1,200 255


2161 - 127TH REGIMENT UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS (USCT) REGIMENTAL BATTLE FLAG Simply stated this U.S. Colored Troops (USCT) regimental battle flag is a vital and unique part of American history. Likely the last remaining Pennsylvania USCT battle flag, painted by the pioneering and influential artist David Bustill Bowser, it has significance and impact unlike any other. With meticulous attention to detail in restoration, the vibrant banner represents the epic struggle, valor, and patriotism of the African-American troops during the Civil War. The Regiment The 127th USCT Regiment was one of 11 African-American regiments raised in Pennsylvania through the Union League by the Supervisory Committee for the Enlistment of Colored Troops. This regiment was formed from enlisted and drafted African-American males from the State of Pennsylvania, to serve one, two, and three years. Recruited in the Delaware Valley Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and surrounding region, the regiment organized and trained at Camp William Penn in Chelten Hills or Camptown (now La Mott), Pennsylvania; today Cheltenham Township, just northwest of Philadelphia between August 23 and September 10, 1864. The Commanding Officer was Colonel Benjamin F. Tracy. This was Pennsylvaniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only training camp for African American soldiers, and was the largest of 18 such camps in operation during the Civil War. After the short training period the regiment was deployed. Upon arriving at the front In City Point, Virginia in September, 1864, the regiment was attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Corps, Army of the James, in November, 1864. The regiment transferred to the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Corps, in December, 1864. Finally, it was sent to the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 25th Corps and the Department of Texas, in

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October, 1865. The regiment was primarily used to construct fortifications and perform guard duty. The official Army register of Colored Troops shows that the only battle in which this regiment participated, was at Deep Bottom, Virginia on April 2nd, 1865; and saw one man killed in this battle. More apparently died due to disease. In addition, combat service records indicate that the regiment was involved in siege operations against Petersburg, VA and Richmond, VA from September 1864 to April, 1865. The regiment saw action in the Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights September 29-30, 1864; Fort Harrison September 29, 1864; Darbytown Road October 13, 1864; Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28, 1864; and duty in trenches north of the James River before Richmond until March, 1865. The regiment moved to Hatcher’s Run March 27-28, 1865; the Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9, 1865; Hatcher’s Run March 29-31, 1865; Fall of Petersburg April 2, 1865, and the Pursuit of Lee April 3-9, 1865. The regiment was present at the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. After the close of hostilities in the east, the regiment was sent to Brazos Santiago, Texas, June and July, 1865; and performed duties at various Mexican frontier points on the Rio Grande River until October, 1865. On September 11, 1865, the regiment was consolidated into a battalion of three companies, and the men and officers whose term of service had expired, were discharged. The battalion was mustered out of service on October 20, 1865.

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The Flag Artist The flag was painted by Famed Philadelphia African-American artist David Bustill Bowser, born in Philadelphia January 16, 1820 to fugitive slave Jeremiah Bowser. Jeremiah had married into the prominent Bustill family, whose patriarch was himself born a slave but purchased his own freedom. Quoting from the David Bustill Bowser Historical Marker site of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, During the Civil War, hundreds of thousands of soldiers, and thousands more civilians who witnessed their parades, were familiar with the magnificent battle flags that David Bustill Bowser designed for eleven African-American regiments. When opposition to the choice of Bowser as the artist to paint the flags developed within the Supervisory Committee of the camp, Bowser persuaded John Forney, a powerful Republican Philadelphia politician and newspaper owner, to argue that “he is a poor man, and certainly professes very remarkable talent. He has been active in the cause and is himself a colored man, and it seems to me there would be peculiar hardship in taking away this little job from him and giving it to a wealthy house.” Today, we only know what seven of Bowser’s flags looked like from photographs. Kept in storage after the war, the originals were sent to the military museum at West Point in 1906, and then thrown out in the 1940’s. The seven whose images remain are extraordinarily powerful. The 127th and 3rd regiments marched carrying banners reading “We Will Prove Ourselves Men” and “Rather Die Freemen, Than Live To Be Slaves.” Beneath these, black soldiers protect white women representing Columbia, the symbol of the republic. Bowser’s works were the first widely viewed, positive images of African Americans painted by an African American. Although relatively unknown today, Bowser was a well-known member of Philadelphia’s thriving African American community, the nation’s most prominent in the mid-nineteenth century. The cousin of famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass, Bowser had studied art with his cousin Robert Douglass, Jr., an African-American pupil of Thomas Sully. When his cousin moved to Haiti in 1837, Bowser probably went west to work as a barber, a trade he began to practice in Philadelphia in 1842.

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Once back in Philadelphia, Bowser soon resumed painting, executing banners for the Native American (Know Nothing) Party’s parades, and completing a portrait of Jacob C. White, a rare, commissioned portrait of a mid-nineteenth-century black barber who had become a prominent real estate developer and black abolitionist. This portrait was the exception that proved the rule: few members of the African-American community had enough money to commission portraits; whites would not employ black artists, and educated whites did not believe African Americans capable of being “artists.” In Philadelphia, Bowser also joined in African-American politics, especially the 1848 drive to repeal the clause in the Pennsylvania constitution that prohibited blacks from voting. Ten years later, John Brown stayed at the Bowser house, a stop on the Underground Railroad, between his expeditions to Kansas and Harpers Ferry. At this time, Bowser painted a portrait of Brown and “The Firebell in the Night.” His portrait of Abraham Lincoln copies the image on the post-Civil War five-dollar bill. After the Civil War, Bowser became involved in black fraternal orders, rising to the position of secretary of the Grand and United Odd Fellows. He never again received a major commission, and devoted himself to designing costumes and banners for societies like this. Had it not been for his Civil War banners and a handful of paintings, the world would have no remembrance of this talented African-American artist. Like the symbols of womanhood, Liberty, the flag, and the eagle that he so powerfully connected with heroic black soldiers in his designs, Bowser realized that such symbols instilled pride and loyalty to a nation that desperately needed the help of African Americans to preserve it; African Americans who in turn desperately needed (but did not receive) recognition of their abilities and efforts in the face of prevailing stereotypes. See additional details regarding the life of David Bustill Bowser in the book, African Americans in the Visual Arts by Steven Otfinoski. The book also describes his 21 oil paintings and retouched photographs of Abraham Lincoln, one of which Lincoln himself is said to have purchased. Additional mention of Bowser appears in the Volume 2 Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895, Paul Finkelman Editor in Chief. Bowser, who died July 2, 1900, was an inspiration to other African American artists including Henry Ossawa Tanner, the greatest black painter of the 19th century.

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Flag History & Restoration Mr. Charles Gibbons, Esq., founding member of the Union League and the Supervisory Committee for the Recruitment of Colored Troops, presented the flag to the regiment in an impressive ceremony at Camp William Penn on September 15, 1864. Lieutenant Colonel James Givin, representing the regiment, received the flag. See the “Flag Presentation at Camp William Penn – Speech of Brigadier-General Birney and Others” (Philadelphia Inquirer, September 16, 1864, page 8) for a detailed account of the presentation. Colonel Louis Wagner was the camp commander. These flags, along with a standard U.S. flag, would be carried into battle by a designated color guard to help troops distinguish one another in the heat of a battle and minimize friendly-fire incidents. Regimental flags were not unique to the USCT, but USCT flags were distinct in form. White regiments generally chose images of eagles or variations on the U.S. flag to decorate their regimental colors. By contrast, the USCT flags featured images of African American soldiers and the figure of Columbia, a feminized version of Columbus, who is the goddess of liberty and the personification of America. With The formation of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1866, Post 2 of Philadelphia received one of the first GAR charters. The Post purchased a formidable building at 667 North 12th Street, near center city Philadelphia, which was named Memorial Hall. As the veterans aged and passed away, GAR posts began to dissolve; and many posts sent their individual collections to Memorial Hall. There was a regulation by the Pennsylvania Department of the GAR Commandery that all posts dissolving should send their possessions, records, relics, flags, etc., to the headquarters of the Pennsylvania Department of the GAR located at Post 2. The GAR used this building to store treasured relics, records, photographs, documents, books and other remembrances that they were able to save and secure from posts and local Civil War veterans. The 127th Regiment USCT Regimental Battle Flag appeared on an inventory (circa 1914) of the battle flag collection in possession of the headquarters, along with approximately 30 other flags of units and GAR posts. In 1914, the battle flags of the Pennsylvania regiments that were held by the state were paraded on Flag Day in Harrisburg. The USCT regimental flags were not among them. Since the USCT soldiers were technically under the authority of the ‘Colored Troop Bureau’ and were thus considered U.S. Troops, they were not considered Pennsylvania Volunteers. In the early 1960’s, the building was sold, and a portion of the vast and historic collection was saved by members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) organization. With few financial resources, the members of the SUVCW were able to purchase a building at 4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia. In the 1980’s due to the efforts of Margaret and Elmer “Bud” Atkinson and a number of interested volunteers, the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library was founded. Flags that were issued by either the state or the federal government had to be returned. However, it is believed that many of the flags of the USCT regiments were made through donations from friends, family, abolitionists and others. Most if not all of the USCT flags came into existence this way. When the USCT regiments were discharged and disbanded, they turned in their flags at their place of muster, i.e. Camp William Penn. Colonel Wagner was still the commander there when the 127th mustered out in October, 1865. He was a great supporter of the Colored Troops and knew David Bustill Bowser. Andrew Waskie, Ph.D., the GAR Civil War Museum and Library Historian believes, but we cannot confirm, that Wagner transferred the flag to Bowser after the unit was mustered out. It is documented that Bowser was a member of GAR Post 103 (Sumner Post). The flag was displayed at Decoration Day (Memorial Day) services at which Bowser was a speaker. Thus, it is the belief of Waskie that Bowser donated the flag to his GAR Post, which after it dissolved, transferred its flags to Post 2 as described above. All the other flags of the USCT units were sent to the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1906 and were, tragically near the beginning of WWII in 1942, all discarded and destroyed. This would have been the fate of the 127th Regiment USCT Regimental Battle Flag had it not been given to Bowser by Wagner, and then to the GAR, and ultimately to the GAR Civil War Museum and Library. Clearly one of the great treasures at the GAR Civil War Museum and Library from the original Post 2 Memorial Hall collection was this 127th Regiment USCT Regimental Battle Flag. The flag was kept in a wooden display case and displayed in the first floor exhibit room of the museum. Dr. Rick Sauers, author of Advance the Colors! Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags and Waskie were present in 1984, prior to the restoration, when all the flags in possession of the GAR Civil War Museum were unwrapped, opened, examined, documented and re-wrapped in acid free material. At that time, the painted center charge of the flag appeared to be largely souvenired. Recently the GAR Civil War Museum board discovered a large number of painted charge sections of the flag. These sections became part of the restoration project, and positively confirm the identity of the flag. 260

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Funded by generous supporters of the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library, the flag received a meticulous restoration to its current glory and grandeur. The multi-step restoration process report is available upon request. Original and restoration field sections, and original charge sections, are stitched in place to mesh netting. The hand-painted central flag charge restoration is stitched around its perimeter and at locations throughout, mounted also to the netting of the field. After the original restoration strainer frame placement, the GAR has invested in an upgraded mounting system and frame to improve viewer experience, flag stability, movement security, and overall historical preservation longevity. A report of this upgrade is also available upon request. The reverse has a window that allows visual access to the eagle in the center of the charge, with the remainder of the reverse now not visible other than through the photographs for auction. To our knowledge, it is the only remaining Bowser hand-painted Pennsylvania USCT regimental battle flag of any form.

Description and Condition The field of this exceptional double-sided silk flag is a deep indigo blue, with approximately 90 percent of the field in place. The majority of the charge, front and back, is restoration. The painted charge on the obverse of the flag depicts a fully equipped Colored Soldier who bids adieu to the Columbia, Goddess of Liberty. A field of green with shadows falling behind indicate the soldier moving toward the sun. A military camp (possibly Camp William Penn) with breaking clouds appears in the background. The motto on the scroll above the painting reads “WE WILL PROVE OURSELVES MEN” and links with 24 gold leaves, 12 on each side, to the bottom scroll registering “127.TH REGT. U.S. COLORED TROOPS” The painted charge on the reverse of the flag proudly presents, inside the same scrolls and leaves as the front, a lone American eagle clutching an arrow in in its talons. In its beak is a scroll that reads “E. PLURIBUS UNUM” and on its breast is a shield with American flag colors, a blue band across the top and 13 alternating red and white vertical stripes (7 red, 6 white). In the field are 34 small 5-point stars, golden-yellow in color, indicating the number of states in the country at the outbreak of the Civil War. The flag has a horizontal length of 72 inches and a width of 55-1/4 inches, excluding the fringe. The gold silk fringe, which is along the top and bottom horizontal length and the fly width, is slightly under 2” in length. The fringe, a majority of it being original, is stitched to the larger mesh around the three sides noted. The hoist width has no fringe as expected. The approximate overall dimensions of the mounted flag in the frame are 79-1/4” horizontal length by 64-5/8” inches width and 2 inches depth of case. A depiction of the painting can be found in Advance the Colors - Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags Vol. I; Richard A. Sauers. Capitol Preservation Committee. Library of Congress image - http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3a24165/ Such an iconic flag, rich in significance, will likely never come to auction again. The owner’s opportunities to expand and deepen knowledge about the flag, its artist, the soldiers who served under it, its trail of struggle, triumph, and restoration; and relation to titanic figures in the history of the Civil War are almost limitless. This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made. 150,000 - 250,000

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LOT - 2162 2162 - LOT OF 5: U.S. M1 HELMETS Lot consists of: A) Front seam, fixed bale shell with both chin straps, repainted, with a USMC camouflage helmet cover with Marine emblem stenciled on the front. Mine Safety liner, exterior stenciled “HUBBARD”. Liner shows moderate wear, cover exhibits scattered holes and wear. B) Front seam, swivel bale shell with both chin straps, repainted, with a USMC camouflage helmet cover with Marine emblem stenciled on the front. Hood Rubber liner. Liner showing some rust of the fittings, cover is in excellent condition showing minor wear. C) Front seam, swivel bale shell with both chin straps, repainted, with cloth net. Capac liner with webbing dated 1945. Liner shows oxidation on some of its fittings. D) Front seam, fixed bale shell with both chin straps, repainted, with cloth net. Westinghouse liner in very good condition, shell displays a few stress cracks. E) Front seam, swivel bale shell with both straps, cord net with burlap strips. Post World War II paratrooper CAPAC liner with five-hole chin cup. Set in very good condition with moderate wear. 600 - 800

LOT - 2163 2163 - LOT OF 2: GI HELMETS FROM WORLD WAR I. Lot consists of two GI helmets from World War I. (A) Is a standard World War I GI issue with no insignia. Comes with hard liner and chin strap. CONDITION: Looks to be in near new un-issued condition. (B) The second helmet is same style. CONDITION: Helmet has significant wear and some rust. No liner but does have chin strap. 200 - 300 2164 - 46 STAR SILK US NAVY JACK. US Navy Jack used from 1908-1912. The Jack is silk, displays 46 embroidered stars and has three heavy brass grommets. Framed, measuring 24-1/2” X 38”, the jack measures 19-1/2” X 24”. CONDITION: Excellent. 600 - 900

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2165 - LOT OF 2: TWO PIECES OF 7TH CAVALRY HERALDRY, INCLUDING A REPRODUCTION FLAG AND A BOARD WITH THE “CARRY OWEN” INSIGNIA. Lot consists of: (A) Reproduction 7th Cavalry fringed and embroidered regimental guidon on staff with spear point. (B) Painted wood “GARRYOWEN” 7th Cavalry distinctive unit insignia emblem. CONDITION: Excellent overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 300 - 600 2166 - LOT OF 3: TWO 19TH CENTURY GUIDONS & FRAMED SPANISH AMERICAN WAR PRINT. Lot consists of two Guidons and a framed print of the Spanish American War. In the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Air Force, a guidon is a military standard that company/ battery/troop or platoon-sized detachments carry to signify their unit designation and branch/corps affiliation or the title of the individual who carries it. This lot includes two such guidons. One is blue, depicting golden crossed rifles, 120/3 division. Second is Battalion headquarters artillery unit 295. CONDITION: Blue Guidon is fine complete, with some creases. Red guidon has some losses. The print is a matted copy of an original 1898 done by A.C. Redwood for Colliers magazine in 1898 entitled “US Regulars Leaving for the Front”. CONDITION: Fine. 200 - 400

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2167 - A RARE AND HISTORIC JAPANESE FLAG, FLOWN FROM THE MAST OF THE FAMOUS JAPANESE BATTLESHIP NAGATO. 9’x13’. The Nagato was Admiral Yamamoto’s flagship on the fateful day of December 7th, 1941. It was also present at the Battle of Midway, the Philippine Sea, Leyte Gulf, and ended up docked at the Yokusuka Naval Base in Tokyo. Flag was found in a locker on the Nagato by Machinst’s Mate Third Class John H. Zerrenner on the U.S.S. Wren DD568 on 2nd of September, 1945. Flag was then purchased directly from Zerrenner in 1993. Included is myriad documentation on Mr. Zerrenner and the Nagato, confirming that Zerrenner was active in the Pacific Theatre, copies of the Wren’s ship log confirming that it entered Tokyo Bay August 31st, 1945 and was present for the surrender ceremonies, a muster roll confirming that Zerrenner was attached to the Wren when it was in Tokyo Bay, and histories of the Wren and the Nagato. CONDITION: Flag is relatively good with some smoke and oil stains and a few tears. This is a rare and historic relic that likely flew at various times from the mast of Admiral Yamamoto’s battleship Nagato. 800 - 1,200 2168 - LOT OF 2: GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE VEHICLE FENDER PENNANTS. Lot contains two Luftwaffe vehicle fender pennants in their original mounts and mounting hardware. Both pennants are double-sided, and the four Luftwaffe eagles are meticulously machine sewn. Both eagles are sewn to an olive cotton twill base, and mounted in clear celluloid with a leather frame. Nickel plated mounting hardware. CONDITION: One pennant and frame is in good to very condition, with some freckling to the hardware, dry dull leather, and faded backround. The second one is very good to excellent with light freckling to the fittings and much cleaner leather. 700 - 1,100

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2169 - LOT OF 3: THIRD REICH FLAGS. Lot contains: (A) Nazi Party single-sided flag measuring 45” by 31” with three sets of attachment ties on top. Bottom edge has fringe trim, and the reverse is partially covered with what appears to be several pieces of factory scrap fabric, in various shades of red cotton. CONDITION: Light stains and aging. Overall excellent plus. (B) Nazi Party double-sided banner measuring 110” by 43” with light staining, and a couple of minor rips on the longer top and bottom, which have not been reinforced. Sides (45”) have been reinforced with heavy cotton edging. CONDITION: Light stains, aging, and a couple of tear. Overall excellent. (C) Nazi Party double-sided thin cotton flag measuring 106” by 57” with moderate staining and fading. Several rips and tears on edges and corner. CONDITION: Moderate staining and fading. Good to very good. 600 - 900

LOT - 2169 LOT - 2170 2170 - LOT OF 4: THIRD REICH POLITICAL FLAGS. Lot contains: (A) SA unit flag, (B) Large political banner, (C) Political banner, and (D) Very small political flag. (A) Sturm Abteilung double-sided 54” by 42” political flag with six unit panels machine sewn on both sides, and made from a heavy cotton. Secured with six nickel-plated pole rings, and two hooks. Age toning with light staining throughout with seven 1/4 inch holes present. A unique example. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. (B) Large double-sided 106” x 44” political banner made from a thin cotton with no apparent damage, and secured by two set of ties. Bold colors with light staining. CONDITION: Excellent with age toning to white circle. (C) Double-sided 66” by 26” political banner made from a very light cotton with bold colors. No mounting hardware present, and a couple of dark stains. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint. (D) Very small 10” by 7” double-sided political flag with several light stains and age toning. CONDITION: Excellent. 600 - 900

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2171 - LOT OF 4: THIRD REICH FLAGS. Lot contains: (A) Wehrmacht vehicle recognition flag, (B) Large Nazi party flag, (C) Third Reich veteran’s organization flag, and (D) Third Reich podium flag. (A) A single-sided Wehrmacht vehicle flag 69” by 33”. These were tied down to vehicles, especially armored vehicles, during the early war years to prevent Luftwaffe aircraft from attacking friendly vehicles. Flag retains very bold and bright colors with no visible damage other than one of the four brass corner tie down eyelets being almost completely detached. CONDITION: Unused and excellent plus. (B) Large double-sided printed Nazi party flag 93” by 54” with bold, bright colors. Sewn cloth tag to attachment end identifies the maker of “Bonner Fahnenfabrick, Bonn a. Rhine”, and flag has a 10” by 7” replaced piece era machine-sewn to the upper outside corner. Flag has two attachment loops, and approximately a dozen minor 1/4 inch holes. CONDITION: Excellent. (C) Third Reich Imperial German veteran’s association double-sided printed 46” by 44” flag. Flag has about a dozen small holes and is missing the trim on one side, which is now frayed, and likely to have been the attachment side. CONDITION: Very good. (D) Third Reich single-sided podium flag 53” by 48” with machine sewn eagle and side strips, and tassle on the lower edge. Black eagle and swastika highlights have been machine-sewn through the entire flag. Colors are faded and top edge, where the attachment trim was likely to have been, is now frayed. CONDITION: Good. 500 - 900 LOT - 2171

2172 - A FINE SCOTTISH REGIMENTAL SPORRAN OF THE QUEEN’S OWN CAMERON ISLANDERS WITH SILVER CROWN AND THISTLE (19TH CENTURY?). A remarkable regimental sporran in incredibly good condition for its age. The gilt bronze frame carries battle honors of the Cameron Islanders at Peninsula, Egypt, and Waterloo. Cast and chased in high relief together with Scottish thistles and two framing in copper. The body of red leather with six gilt tassels and horsehair covering. The hull is remarkably fine original untouched condition throughout. Maker’s name R & H B Kirkwood, 64 and 65 Thistle Street, Edinburgh. Maker’s mark represents Robert and Henry Bruce Kirkwood, smiths who worked from 1872 through to 1915. CONDITION: Excellent for its age. An extremely attractive piece of Scottish regimental regalia. 1,000 - 1,500

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2173 - 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 inch in diameter, is 1/8 inch 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. 500 - 800

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LOT - 2174 2174 - EXTENSIVE LOT OF MISCELLANEOUS EAST GERMAN, AUSTRIAN, AUSTRALIAN, AND POLISH INSIGNIA. Lot contains more than 80 East German (DDR) cuffitles, 30 DDR patches, 50 DDR shoulder strap rank pips, and a sword portepee. Lot also contains approximately 40 Australian naval cap tallies to four different warships, 9 Polish pins, and more than 100 Austrian ribbon bars. CONDITION: Overall near mint condition. 400 - 700

LOT - 2176 LOT - 2175 2175 - LOT OF 13: IMPERIAL GERMAN AND THIRD REICH MEDALS. Lot contains two WWII Iron Cross First Class medals, two Iron Cross Second Class medals (one with ribbon), three black wound badges (two WWII and one WWI), and two SA sports badges. Lot also contains an uncommon Heer Flak badge (made by “HA”), War Merit cross with ribbon, silver Nazi Service medal, and a Mother’s cross in silver. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. 1,200 - 1,700 2176 - LOT OF 55: US WWII VETERAN BRINGBACK LOT WITH THIRD REICH INSIGNIA, BADGES, BUCKLES, AND BADGES. A very interesting lot of 55 German WWII items picked up from the battlefield and brought home by a US veteran, in the original box he shipped them home in. The box has the address of the veterans home, and includes his damaged capture “Certificate” dated April 30, 1945. The lot includes two armbands and 4 Nazi political flags, of various sizes. The lot contains several pieces of insignia cut off of German uniforms, three belt buckles, shoulder boards, medals, coins, tinnies, ribbons, pins, and cloth insignia. Many of the items have tags naming the US veteran. A very unique opportunity to own a very interesting intact lot of what the average combat soldier brought home from WWII. CONDITION: Overall very good. 1,200 - 1,800

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LOT - 2177 2177 - LOT OF 26: THIRD REICH MISCELLANEOUS INSIGNIA. Lot contains a cut off German paratrooper smock eagle, two arm bands, SS arm eagle, two Panzer breast eagles, an Imperial German LtCol shoulder board, and seven miscellaneous boards. Lot also contains six collar tabs, two sleeve chevrons, and four trade patches. CONDITION: Overall very good to excellent. 1,100 - 1,600

2178 - LOT OF 44: MISCELLANEOUS GERMAN THIRD REICH MEDALS, RIBBONS, PHOTOS, AND OTHER ACCOUTREMENTS. Lot contains seven War Merit 2nd Class medals with ribbons and packets, two War Merit 1st Class medals, eight unfinished Mother’s Crosses in bronze, two Russian Front medals without ribbons, and a Heer Narvik shield. Lot also contains ten EKII and War Merit ribbons, three medaillons, Deschler bottle opener, and various pieces of paperwork to include photo copies of when the “Deschler hoard” was found in Munich in 1978. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint. 1,000 - 1,500

LOT - 2179 2179 - LOT OF 25: THIRD REICH PINS, MEDALS, BUCKLES, ETCETRA. Lot is a mix of Third Reich items. Two Panzer skulls, seven buttons and cockades, three WWI Honor crosses, two visor cap emblems, and two Edelweiss emblems. Lot also contains two pins, two ribbons, two eating utensil (steel and aluminum) sets, HJ nickel-plated steel buckle, Luftwaffe gray painted steel buckle, and Heer steel buckle (paint only on inside). CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. 800 - 1,300 266

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LOT - 2180 2180 - LOT OF 17: THIRD REICH AND IMPERIAL GERMAN MEDALS, BUCKLES, INSIGNIA, AND STOP WATCH. Lot contains: (A) Three cased medals, (B) Seven badges and medals, (C) Three buckles and one belt, (D) Pair of Imperial German officer shoulder boards and Third Reich Bevo insignia, and (E) Cased German stop watch. (A) An unmarked vaulted Imperial German Iron Cross 1st Class with case. Cross retains approximately 80% of its painted black finish, and 70-75% of its nickel finish on the rim and back. Case is lined with purple velvet and a satin white liner. Also included is an unmarked Third Reich Iron Cross 1st Class with case. Cross retains 90-95% of its black finish and less than 50% of its silver finish. Case is lined in white velvet and satin. Lot also contains a “L/11” marked War Merit 1st Class cross with Swords in case. Cross retains 60-65% of its finish and the case is moderately damaged, with the lid barely attached. CONDITION: Overall all good to very good. (B) Kriegsmarine blockade runner badge with 70-75% of its finish remaining with the pin clasp missing, silver wound badge with little finish remaining, black stamped wound badge with 80% overall of its finish remaining, and a stamped tinnie. Lot also contains a War Merit 2nd Class cross, unmarked silver Infantry assault badge with 50-55% overall of its finish remaining, and a bronze “DRL” sports badge. CONDITION: Overall good to very good. (C) Luftwaffe blue-gray buckle with approximately 80% of its finish remaining and marked “N&H 1942”, Hitler Youth steel buckle with 90+% of its silver finish remaining and marked “RZM M4/46”, and a Polizei two-piece aluminum buckle with 75-80% of its green finish remaining. Also included is a black leather dress belt with nickel plated fittings. CONDITION: Overall very good to excellent. (D) Pair of Imperial German Prussian infantry Oberstleutnant shoulder boards and and a Third Reich strip of 6 Bevo emblems. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint. (E) Cased German stop watch made by “Huber Uhren” and engraved “S.V.D.B. R.-A”. Watch does not appear to function. CONDITION: Very good. 800 - 1,300 2181 - LOT OF 4: WAFFEN SS CLOTH CAP SKULL, MEDALS, AND CAMPAIGN SHIELD. Lot contains: (A) Waffen SS skull removed from an overseas cap, (B) Wehrmacht Panzer and Infantry assault badges, and (C) Demjansk campaign shield. (A) Machine embroidered Waffen SS Bevo skull orignally sewn to an overseas cap which has been cut off the cap, as commonly done by US combat veterans on the battlefield. Skull is correctly hand applied, and the rear has the center seam of a overseas cap present. A very uncommon and desireable piece! CONDITION: Very good with two rust stains on skull. (B) Zinc Silver Panzer assault badge made by “f.o.” with less than 10% of its silver finish remaining. Unmarked zinc Infantry assualt badge with approximately 40% of its silver finish remaining. CONDITION: Both are good condition. (C) Demjansk campaign shield attached via four prongs to Feldgrau wool, and backed by a steel plate. Front of badge has some light freckling and rear plate exhibits 80-85% freckling. CONDITION: Front presents nicely, but overall good condition. 800 - 1,300

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LOT - 2183 2182 - LOT OF VARIOUS THIRD REICH INSIGNIA TEMPLATES, ARTISTIC SKETCHES, FIGURINES, AND INSIGNIA. Lot contains 26 templates for Third Reich cloth insignia, an artist’s water color design for a Kight’s Cross, with oak leaves, swords, diamonds, and ribbon emblem for use on Sevres procelain, and more than 65 small clay hanging ornaments. Lot also contains a rare pair of enlisted Waffen SS shoulder straps for concentration camp personnel. Straps are of the M44 style with late rayon piping, black wool uppers, black cotton tapes, with field gray wool tongues. CONDITION: Overall near mint. 700 - 1,100

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2183 - WAFFEN SS DEUTSCHLAND CUFF TITLE Waffen SS officer flatwire “Deutschland” Regiment cuff title on a machine sewn black rayon backing. The regiment was known as “SS Panzergrennadier Regiment 3 Deutschland” of the “2nd SS Panzer Division”. The flatwire border has six strands, though many of the strands are damaged, and some flattened. Latin style lettering with a rayon backing covering only the rear of the flatwire lettering. While the cuff title appears to not have been worn, decades of improper storage have not been so kind to it. Wire strands on the “D” and “l” are damaged. Seldom is such an uncommon cuff title available to collectors. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 700 - 1,100 2184 - LOT OF 27: THIRD REICH MEDALS, PINS, AND ARMBANDS. Lot contains: (A) Four Third Reich armbands (Nazi Party, Hitler Youth, Gold SA Sports Badge, and Veteran Organization). The political armband has a RZM paper tag on the reverse, typewritten note on the back of the flag from the US veteran in May of 1945 in the Sudetenland, to family members back in the US. CONDITION: Excellent plus. (B) Three Third Reich War Merit Cross medals with ribbons, two extra War Merit Cross ribbons, and a War Merit Cross award packet. Lot also contains a Iron Cross 2nd Class with ribbon, General Assault badge (Steinhauer & Luck), Gold SA Sports badge, Silver Mother’s Cross with ribbon, Black Wound badge, and two Panzer collar tab skulls. (C) Seven Third Reich political pins, three Tinnies, and two tank pins of unknown origin. CONDITION: Overall the entire lot is in excellent condition. 700 - 1,100 2185 - LOT OF 137: VARIOUS THIRD REICH CLOTH AND METAL INSIGNIA. Lot of 137 Third Reich unfinished SA shoulder straps, Luftwaffe trade patches, visor cap wreaths, Heer litzen, and a WWII framed portrait photo of a member of the 13th Waffen SS Mountain Division (Handschar). CONDITION: Insingia is all unissued and near mint, and the photo is excellent. 600 - 900 268

LOT - 2186 2186 - LOT OF 4: THIRD REICH SS AND SA COLLAR TABS. Lot contains: (A) Waffen SS “Hyundai” Division collar tab, (B) Waffen SS Russian Volunteer collar tab, (C) Waffen SS enlisted collar tab, and (D) SA unit collar tab and rank chevron. (A) Machine-sewn emblem on black wool collar tab to the 25th Waffen SS Grenadier “Hyundai” Division, which was a Muslim formation. Tan buckram backing is dry, and there are three tiny moth nips on the wool. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) Machine-sewn emblem on black wool tab to a Russian volunteer in the Waffen SS. Tan buckram backing with one tiny moth nip on the front and three on the back. CONDITION: Excellent. (C) Machine-sewn emblem on black rayon “double rune” Waffen SS enlisted collar tab. Tab buckram backing. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint. (D) Early Sturm Abteilung black wool collar tab with six devices pinned to the tab identfying the exact unit. Devices are plated steel with the “7” being mostly freckled. Early tan buckram backing with all seven sets of double prongs in brass, aluminum, and steel still intact. CONDITION: Tab and chevron are excellent. 550 - 850

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2187 - LARGE LOT OF GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS AND WAR MERIT CROSS RIBBON BUNDLES. Lot contains a tied bundle of 80+ original German WWII Iron Cross 2nd Class ribbons approximately 12 inches long. Lot also contains a bundle of 80+ original War Merit Cross riboons apporximately 10 inches long. Included are two photo copies of era photos presenting the lots as found with others. CONDITION: Unissued with light age staining on the War Merit ribbons. 500 - 800 2188 - LOT OF 30: THIRD REICH ARMBANDS, INSIGNIA, BADGES, AND DOCUMENTS. Lot contain two small Nazi Party penndants, three Nazi Party armbands, one Nazi State Service armband, and a Heer sports shirt eagle. Lot also includes seven paper documents, to include a RAD “work book”, and several propaganda leaflets. Also included is a nickel plated steel Hitler Youth buckle marked 4/23, three Heer breast eagles, one pair of officer collar tabs, three tinnies, Heer M43 cap eagles, two pins (one being a SS example), and miscellaneous items. CONDITION: Very good to near mint. 350 - 750

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2189 - LOT OF 40: THIRD REICH INSIGNIA, MEDALS, AND PINS. Lot contains Third Reich shoulder straps, collar tabs (includes one SA unit tab), patches, cap and sleeve insignia, medals, tinnies, pins (includes one Nazi Party pin), etc. CONDITION: Good to excellent overall. 300 - 600 2190 - SMALL LOT OF VETERAN BRINGBACK WWII GERMAN ITEMS. Lot consists of: eight World War II Third Reich medals, patches, and an armband. Small piece of paper ID’s the World War II veteran from New Orleans that brought the items home as war trophies. CONDITION: Excellent overall. 200 - 400

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2191 - LOT OF 5: INDIAN WARS SHOULDER KNOTS WITH RARE 7TH CAVALRY PAIR. Lot consists of: (A) Set of regulation 7th Cavalry pattern 1872 officer’s shoulder knots. Slight tarnishing to the bullion cord, but yellow wool pillows are bright with no fading or mothing. Indigo blue wool on underside is perfect as well. Each epaulette is missing it’s button, but attachment screw is present. These are a very rare and highly sought after set from Custer’s regiment. Maker marked to attachment arms: “J.H. McKENNEY NEW YORK.” (B) 1902 Cavalry officer’s shoulder knots for full dress uniform. Original gold gilt high relief federal eagle buttons are present and solidly attached. (C) Set of Pattern 1872 Medical Department officer’s shoulder knots. Midnight blue pillows with silver bullion thread “MD” and lieutenants insignia. Underside wool has approximately six moth nips per epaulette. (D) Circa 1880’s set of militia officer’s shoulder knots. Undersides are covered in polished cotton with light stamp on each epaulette still visible: “RIDABOCK & CO. FORMERLY BAKER 7 McKENNEY NEW YORK.” (E) Red wool 1880’s militia band shoulder knots with brown polished cotton backing and brass hooks. CONDITION: Very good overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 2,500 - 3,000

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2192 - LOT OF 5: ASSORTED MILITARIA MEDALS. This lot contains some unusual items of interest. 1) Cast pin with front reading “PINEHURST COUNTRY CLUB PINEHURST N.C. PINEHURST GUN CLUB PINEHURST NC” with dog pointing and crossed shotguns. Back has laurel wreath with bow at bottom and is inscribed “PINEHURST COUNTRY CLUB Mid-Winter Trap Shooting Tournament AMATEUR HIGH AVERAGE WON BY – no entry – JANY 25 1908 PINEHURST N.C.”. 14K yellow gold 16.45 dwt. 2) Badge with American eagle on top, banner inscribed “GEORGE M. BEACH”, central seal showing machinery surrounded by circle in blue enamel with lettering “BOARD OF PUBLIC SAFETY WATERBURY, CONN.”, with inscribed dates outside the circle 1904 (plain), 1902 (black), 1903 (black) and 1904 (plain). Scrolls and American flag themed shield are that the bottom of the pin. 14K yellow gold 12.60 dwt. 3) Unusual pendant medal with suspension bar inscribed “PAST CHIEF COMPANION” with plaque below hanging from chains inscribed “ATLANTIC CITY CIRCLE 1286” and main pin body hanging below that. Body inscribed “BRIDIE KEOGH” across top arc, above eagle body and mounted diamond. Center has blue enamel with inlaid buck and doe below two draped American flags. Ribbon at bottom with letters “C OF F OF A”. Double laurel wreaths with bow surround the central motif. 10K yellow gold 5.70 dwt. 4) Pendant medal – elaborate arced suspension bar printed with “NATIONAL CELEBRATION”. Main pin body has scroll across the top with integral lettering “SCHENLEY PARK” and American flag motif shield at center. Winged foot at center of shield, “JULY 4TH 1895 in banner at top of shield and rays of sun above banner. Laurel leaves on either side of shield. 10K yellow gold 9.50 dwt. 5) Silver pendant medal with “II PRIZE 100 YARDS RUN” inscribed in suspension bar. Hanging connected to an American eagle atop an American flag motif shield and the central pin. Central symbol underlined “PITTSBURGH.” and surrounded by belt with the integral words “SCHENLEY PARK JULY 4TH 1898.” Inscribed on back of eagle “KLEIN KRAUS & CO. PITTSB’G PA”. Total 14K = 29.05 dwt. and 10K = 15.20 dwt. Condition: Excellent to Near Mint. 1,200 - 1,800

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LOT - 2194 LOT - 2193 2193 - NEW YORK GUARD MEDAL. Medal for Long and Faithful Service awarded to military personnel who completed specified periods of honorable, satisfactory active service in the New York Army National Guard, New York Air National Guard, New York Naval Militia and New York Guard. This medal includes the 25 YEARS service gold shield and ribbon. The back is stamped 825 and DIEGES & CLUST 14K. Medal overall is 2-3/4” x 1-7/8” including shield and with ribbon is 12” overall length approx. 14K yellow gold 43 dwt. Condition: Near Mint. 1,200 - 1,800

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2194 - LOT OF 7: MILITARIA MEDALS & PINS. 1) Governor’s Foot Guard Hartford Conn Service Medal - includes suspension bar and 5, 8, and 11-year service plaques. Inscribed on back “Ensign Arthur H. Bronson Adjutant 1905 to 10” and P.H.S. Co. on medal and 5-year service plaque. 10K yellow gold 9.9 dwt. 2) Presentation Medal – Inscriptions include on suspension bar “Sept. 5th 78.”, on medal front “Presented to the Scorers Association by the Officers of 5 Regt. N.G SNY”, and on medal back “Won by J. Worster Hale G Co. 7th Reg.t”. 14k yellow gold 3.4 dwt. 3) Award of Merit medal- suspension bar inscribed “SAMUEL H. TOOL” with single capital “C” hanging from link. Main pin body hanging from chains is a 5-point pattee star with central laurel wreath and “NCP” letter insignia at bottom. Central insignia appears to be “FS” with date 1813 above in star and 1892 below in circular background. 10K yellow gold 11.7 dwt. 4) G Company 7th Regiment shooting medal – “CHAMPION” printed on suspension bar. 14K yellow gold 7.6 dwt. 5) Medal – suspension bar inscribed “84 SENIOR 85 Champion” with what appears to be shooting scores underneath. 10K yellow gold 3.0 dwt. 6) Pin – Pennsylvania U.S. National Guard Field Artillery Pin, possibly circa 1892. 14K yellow gold 5.3 dwt. with inset stones. Back inscribed “H.L.M. FROM A.M.” 7) Pendant – American eagle clutching porcelain shield with flag motif and stones along edge. Behind the eagle appears to be a large capital A with inset stones and a small star on the top with an inset stone. 14k yellow gold 6.4 dwt. Total 14K dwt. = 22.7 and total 10K dwt. = 24.6. Condition: Excellent to Near Mint. 1,200 - 1,800 2195 - LOT OF 23: INDIAN WARS INSIGNIA, STRIPES, EPAULETTES AND MEDALS. Lot consists of: (A) Set of late Indian Wars to Span Am era cavalry captain’s bullion shoulder straps in original japanned tin box. (B) Set of M1902 cavalry captain’s false embroidered shoulder straps. (C) Set of M1884 cavalry captain’s bullion shoulder straps. (D) Civil War to Indian Wars period Smith’s patent cavalry captain’s shoulder straps. (E) Set of 1890-1902 cavalry major’s bullion shoulder straps. (F) Unnumbered US Indian Wars Service Medal. (G) Two pairs of buff leather cavalry gauntlets. (H) One pair white cloth dress 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) 14 stripes of various ranks and branches (Cavalry, Artillery, Signal Corps, and Quartermaster Corps. CONDITION: Excellent overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,200 - 1,500

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2196 - LOT OF 2: TWO WESTERN MEDALS, ONE FROM THE SOCIETY OF COLORADO PIONEERS, AND A WELLS FARGO AND COMPANY COIN CELEBRATING THEIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY. Lot consists of (A) pin from The Society of Colorado Pioneers made in two pieces and attach by singular loops of chain. Top piece depicts a ribbon engraved “C.H. Colburn” over a copper gold pan overlaid on a rifle, shovel, and pick. Second piece shows a vignette of a family striking out for the gold rush, with man on horse pointing into the distance while carrying a rifle, a boy watching with some kind of tool in his hand, various animals, and a covered wagon. Bottom of second piece has a plaque dated 1860. Reverse is maker marked “Manufactured by The Diamond Palace Denver Colorado” with a Sterling mark. CONDITION: Good overall, intact, with some tarnishing. Engraving is sharp and legends are easily legible. Some marks around the extremities on the piece and on the pronounced pieces, such as the copper pan. Research into the Society of Colorado indicates that this piece may have been given to Charles H. Colburn, who arrived in Colorado in 1860. (B) Wells Fargo Commemorative Coin issued in 1902 for the 50th anniversary of the company and given to any current employees who had been with the company for a year or more. Front depicts two vignettes seperated by a ribbon that reads “Wells LOT - 2196 Fargo & Company”. Top vignette shows a stagecoach under attack by bandits in a treeline and the shotgun messenger returning fire while the passengers look on. Bottom vignette depicts a messenger on a horse taking aim at an Indian drawing his bow back to shoot. Reverse depicts a boat leaving an industrial city with power lines over a train with one carriage marked “Wells Fargo and Company Express” over a ribbon reading “1852 MARCH 18th 1902” for the fifty years of the company. Bottom engraved with two cross quills with a wax seal next to two cross keys and “Express and Banking” over a fist with lightning bolts coming out of it. Very bottom of coin engraved “Fidelity”. CONDITION: Coin is in good condition and complete but dirty. Decoration is still quite sharp and many small details are still visible. Coin has a lovely patinated look. This is an unmissable lot of any aficionado of the Westward expansion. 1,000 - 1,500

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2197 - LOT OF 3: INDIAN WARS CAMPAIGN MEDAL, INDIAN SCOUT VETERAN MEDAL AND “CUSTER MASSACRE NEWSPAPER. A) Indian Wars Campaign Medal with sewn-down slot brooch, edge lightly stamped “ M. No 588”. CONDITION: Very good. B) Medal of the National Indian War Veterans the ribbon marked “Indian Scout U.S. Army”. CONDITION: Excellent showing no wear. C) Tribune Extra, “The First Account Of The Custer Massacre”, printed in Bismark Dakota Territory, July 6, 1876. Framed and matted , 11-1/4” X 18-1/2” sight size. CONDITION: Excellent. 1,000 - 1,500 2198 - LOT OF 11: LARGE LOT OF MISCELLANEOUS INDIAN WARS INSIGNIA, BUTTONS, HELMET CORDS, PLUMES, ETC. Lot consists of: (A) Box of approximately 70 buttons, lead backed company insignia, and regimental numbers, etc. (B) Four sets of Indian Wars period worsted wool artillery chest cords and waffles. (C) Two Indian Wars era worsted wool yellow cavalry officer’s campaign hat cords. (D) Infantry chest cords. (E) Unissued 1902 dated enlisted cavalry horsehair plume. (F) M1881 officer’s chin chain. Leather backing is present but detached. (G) 1880’s worsted wool cavalry helmet and chest cords. (H) Two 1880’s gold bullion cavalry aiguillettes. (I) 1880’s worsted wool infantry chest cords. (J) Scarce set of pattern 1872 “lemon yellow” worsted wool chest cords. (K) Yak hair plume and associated helmet hardware. CONDITION: Excellent overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 800 - 1,000

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2199 - LOT OF 6: SHOOTING & RIDING MEDALS. This lot includes 4 variations of American shooting club pendant medals, one shooting club pin and what appears to be riding club pin with inset stones (14K yellow gold 6.1 dwt.). The largest medal has a suspension bar inscribed “WINDSOR MORRIS” with chains supporting the primary pin including an American eagle, crossed schuetzen rifles and an ornate insignia surrounded by a laurel wreath and porcelain America flag motif shield. The back has German inscription and the dates July 9-14: 1888. 10K yellow gold 10.0 dwt. The other three pendant medals (all 10K yellow gold 4.60, 4.75, and 2.65 dwt.) and pin (10K yellow gold 3.25 dwt.) are variations on standard elements: suspension bars, crossed rifles, eagles, targets, shields, and insignias. Total lot 10K 25.25 dwt. Condition: Excellent to Near Mint. 700 - 1,000

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2200 - LOT OF 3: SHOOTING CLUB MEDALS. This is a fine lot of early American shooting club pendant medals. 1) Dated 1902 per the blue enamel shield as presented to “CHAS THIEBAUTH” inscribed on the suspension bar. Hanging below is an American eagle with crossed rifles and the shield. The main body of the pin hanging by chains from the rifles shows: “KOENING” (king) inscribed on the escutcheon above the blue and white concentric target motif with tied laurel wreath surround. The outer ring of the target is inlaid with “HARLEM SCHUETZEN GESELLSCHAFT” (Harlem Protection Society). 4” x 1-3/4” approx. 10K yellow gold 17.3 dwt. 2) Dated as per the inscription on the back “1 Juli 1906” and “H. S. GESELLSCHAFT” with no additional markings. Suspension bar has exquisite crown and scrolled design with raised lettering “KOENING” and five-point start hanging by one link. Hanging from the bar are crossed schuetzen rifles with the main pin body hanging below that. Below an American eagle, the body escutcheon has “CHAS THIEBAUTH” inscribed above the central black and white concentric target motif with tied laurel wreath surround and American flag themed shield at center of wreath bottom. 3-5/8” x 1-3/4” approx. 10K yellow gold 9.25 dwt. 3) Dated 1904 in shield at bottom, this medal has an elaborate suspension bar inscribed “GEN. VON STEUBEN CO. No 5”. Panel hanging below is inscribed “KOENING” and main pin body hangs below that. Crown and rod with finials above black and white concentric target motif and crossed schuetzen rifles. Tied laurel wreath surround and American flag themed shield at center of wreath bottom, with gold sash showing date diagonally up from left to right. “N.Y. No 1 S.B.” etched into body around the target. Light markings on back. 4-1/4” x 2” approx. Not gold. Lot total 26.5 dwt. Condition: all are Excellent to Near mint. 500 - 800 2201 - U.S. INDIAN POLICE BADGE, CIRCA 1880-1895. These badges were issued to Indian Reservation Police to keep the peace and to avoid conflict when dealing with internal problems. This was issued by the United States and probably dates to the last decades of the nineteenth century. Great display piece with like marked firearms such as 1875 Remington or Remington Keene. CONDITION: Pinback is missing, otherwise excellent condition and rarely seen. 500 - 800 2202 - LOT OF 6: SHOOTING CLUB MEDALS. This is a lot of 6 shooting club medals, with similar design elements – suspension bars, plaques, guns or crossed guns, eagles, targets, and shields. The largest one has inscriptions on the main pin of “D.A.S.C. GERMANIA COMP NO 6” and “86” in the shield at bottom. The medal with the eagle has the inscription “H.I.S.C.” and is 10K yellow gold 10.5 dwt. The medal with 3 sections has 4 script letters on the back and the date 1889. The medal with crossed schuetzen rifles and central target has inscription on the back “PRESENTED BY G. MANSMANN TO GUTTENBERG Co. 42 SEPT. 3. 94’. The medal with the rifle and sash suspension bar is 14K yellow gold 4.7 dwt. The smallest medal marked “WNEDELL” on the back is 14K yellow gold 3.0 dwt. Total 14K = 7.7 dwt. and 10K = 10.5 dwt. Condition: Very Good to Excellent. 400 - 700

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2203 - LOT OF 4: DISPLAY CASE OF MEDALS RELATED TO THE NEW JERSEY MILITIA AND THREE PIECES OF FIELD GEAR WITH PROVENANCE. Lot consists of four items relating to Frederick W. Hoffman of the New Jersey National Guard who enlisted in June of 1903 for five years. He is listed as Musician, Co. M Fourth Regiment. Information corroborated by a letter from the State of New Jersey. His last appearance of record dates to 1915. The items in this lot are attributed to his career with the NJ National Guard. Lot consists of: (A) Shadow boxed framed display. It features a cabinet card of Frederick Hoffman in uniform, 16 New Jersey uniform buttons, 8 service and marksman medals, a New Jersey Mills belt buckle, 6 New Jersey collar pins in 3 styles. CONDITION: Medals all retain various degrees of patina but are good and complete. Ribbon on 10 Years of Service medal is fraying. (B) Canteen, stopper type used during Indian Wars and Spanish American War. It is stenciled NGNJ and has original leather strap and stopper. CONDITION: Good, dirty and toning with a few stains. Leather is solid, but is flaking and crazing. (C) Another knapsack in a back-pack style. CONDITION: Good, dirty, with a few stains. A nice lot of New Jersey identified items. (D) Knapsacks marked NJ, shoulder bag style with leather straps. CONDITION: Good, leather is supple but tender with crazing. Canvas is good, but dirty with a few stains. 300 - 600 2204 - LOT OF 2: COMPETITIVE DRILL MEDALS Lot contains 2 competitive drill pendant medals. The first has a suspension bar inscribed “ROYAL R. HEUTER” and stamped “JOHN HARRIOTT BOSTON” on the back. Hanging 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 is “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” approx. 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. Hanging 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” approx. Neither medal is gold. Condition: Excellent. 200 - 300

2205 - USMC HAITIAN CAMPAIGN & WWI VICTORY MEDAL. Lot contains: Two medals that include a rim numbered USMC Haitian Campaign medal (2312) with full wrapped brooch, and a U.S. World War I Victory Medal. CONDITION: Excellent with no fading or fragile ribbons. 200 - 500

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2206 - WORLD WAR II REMAGEN BRIDGE & ZIEGFRIED LINE KIA NAMED PURPLE HEARTS. Consists of: Cased slot-brooch Purple Heart officially name on the reverse “Leonard E. Neal”. Accompanying the medal is an official document dated May 19,1945 for Sergeant Leonard E. Neal for wounds received in action and resulting in his death March 11, 1945, letter concerning Sergeant Neal’s burial, photograph of US military cemetery in Belgium, newspaper clippings reporting him as missing in action and his death on March 11, 1945 at Remagen during the Rhine river crossing. Included is the volume “ Rough And Ready Unit History 276 Engineer Combat Battalion” printed in 1946, listing Sergeant Neal as Killed In Action. CONDITION: Purple Heart and documents are in excellent condition, unit history shows moderate wear. Also included with the group is a slot-brooch Purple Heart officially named on the reverse “Richard S. Reichman” who was Killed In Action as the result of stepping on a wooden Schu mine near Eschweiler Germany, and a 2004 volume “Battle Bridges” which references Captain Reichman. CONDITION: Excellent. Also included is an original photograph of Charles Lindbergh’s airplane “The Spirit Of St Louis” measuring 1-3/4” X 2-3/4”. 1,200 - 1,500

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LOT - 2209 2207 - LOT OF MILITARIA RELATING TO US ARMY & NAVY SENIOR OFFICER’S. Lot contains: A) Nickle plated M1 bayonet dated 1943 with enameled 7th Division insignia mounted on the handle, back strap engraved “To Brig Gen Ralph J. Butchers From The Officers And Men Of The Seventh Infantry Division”. B) Bronzed, white metal standing bear mounted on a marble base, on which is mounted a brass plaque engraved “Major General Ralph J. Butchers Presented By Berlin Brigade September 1962”. Overall height is 4”. C) Brass mounted 7th Division emblem standing 4-1/2” high with plaque engraved “Maj Gen R.J. Butchers Korea 30 October 1961”. D) Pair of cuff links, faces measuring 5/8” by 1-1/4”, engraved “Admiral Austin K. Doyle U.S. Navy”. E) Copy of the address delivered to the men of the USS New Jersey 15 April 1945 by Rear Admiral O.C. Badger. F) Cast aluminum plaque featuring a globe, anchors and Naval Aviator wing, on which is mounted a brass plaque engraved “Admiral W. F. Halsey Quarters”. The plaque measures 10” by 10”. F) Original photograph measuring 4-1/4” by 5-5/8” of a U.S. Navy Admiral. G) Folding file mounted with a U.S. Navy officer’s cap badge, engraved plate which reads “ Admiral Robert B. Carney for Stephen W. Bumball” and small note initialed “R.B.C.” Interior mounted with a photograph of the signing of the Japanese surrender signed “ Robt B Carney” and Japanese Government bank note signed “Vice Admiral Hillenkoetter September 2, 1945”. Included in the file is a typed account of the Japanese surrender ceremony sighed by Admiral Robert B. Carney. CONDITION: All in excellent condition. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,000 1,500

2208 - LARGE LOT OF WWII U.S. UNIFORM PATCHES. Lot contains: 348 U.S. patches, all being World War II vintage, save a few modern ones in the album. CONDITION: All are in excellent condition with some showing evidence of being uniform removed. 400 - 600 2209 - LOT OF 2: US WWII 501ST PIR AND 1ST RANGER BATTALION GROUPINGS. Lot contains: (A) US WWII 501st PIR veteran grouping, and (B) US WWII 1st Ranger Battalion veteran grouping. (A) Veteran grouping to Staff Sergeant Raymond R. Edgell who served with the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, and died as a result of his wounds in combat on September 24, 1944. The grouping includes the original Purple Heart document dated April 11, 1949, his Purple Heart medal, which was not engraved, and a photo of him. Also included is a photo copy of two War Department documents: a Battle Casualty Report and a Report of Death. There is also a 101st Airborne patch, a photo copy of two obituaries, and a letter dated January 7, 1943 from the veteran to his parents while he was training at Camp Taccoa, Georgia. CONDITION: Overall very good. (B) Veteran grouping to Master Sargeant Nazar Kalashian who served with the 1st Ranger Battalion during WWII and passed away in 2000. The lot includes part of the right sleeve of his uniform with M/ SGT stripes, a 5th Army patch with “Africa, Sicily, and Italy” hand-sewn on it, and a hand-sewn Ranger tab. A helmet liner is included with his name, rank, and unit painted in gold on the front. Lot also includes a cased Silver Star, cased Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Presidential Unit Citation ribbon, and six other ribbons. Silver Star and Purple Heart are not engraved to the veteran. Included are numerous documents, mostly photo copies, which document his awards, and military career. CONDITION: Overall very good. 400 - 800

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LOT - 2210 LOT - 2211 2210 - LOT OF 7: AWARDS GIVEN TO U.S. SERVICE TROOPS IN WORLD WAR II. Lot consists of medals awarded to U.S. troops in WWII as well as a framed medal, letter, and silver star awarded to Vernon W. Nelson. The frame has a letter accompanying it describing the actions Vernon took in Italy to be awarded his silver star. The frame has a portrait of Vernon, along with his silver star, and a letter in memory of Vernon. The backside has a letter from Brigadier General J.E. Wood of the U.S. Army awarding Vernon with his silver star. Accompanying the frame are four other medals. A silver star (#102660) with its case, ribbon bar, and lapel pin. Also included is three purple hearts, two without their original cases. CONDITION: Frame and its contents are in excellent condition, showing no staining on the photograph or letters. The letter on the rear does have creases from folding. The cased silver star is in great condition with minute staining on the ribbon. Pin and bar show some aging in the portions of the ribbons. Lapel pin has small area of discoloration. Case shows handling marks on outside, interior has no staining. The first purple heart shows scattered handling marks and light surface. Interior case lid shows staining. The second and third purple hearts show minor handling marks. Ribbons show aging with one showing slight fraying near pin. Overall a nice lot of WWII servicemen medals. 300 - 600

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2211 - 14 KARAT GOLD RELIEF CAST EAGLE SHOOTING MEDAL, CIRCA 1870’S. This medal has no presentation but is exquisite. Three piece construction. Features a gold bar attached by chains to crossed cartridges with shield, which are then attached by chains to relief cast gold eagle with U.S. flag in talons and enamel bullseye. Simply stunning solid gold nineteenth century shooting medal. CONDITION: Some darkening to metal, but complete. 1,500 - 2,000 2212 - INCREDIBLE LARGE 14 KARAT GOLD PRESENTATION SHOOTING MEDAL DATED 1887. Engraved on back with “Gewidment / vom / N.D. Sch. B. No. 1. U.S.A./ PRAESIDENT / Louis Groth / Sum Iten (sp?) / DEUTSCHEN BUNDES SCHUTZEN-FEST / in Frankfurt a/m / vom 3 ton bis 10 ton Juli / 1887” . It is a three tier with top bar, 2nd bar “1887-Ehrengabe-DES”. The large medal is done in cast relief. Features Eagle with ribbon in beak “New York Schuetzen Bund No. 1 USA” . Has crossed rifles over wreath enclosing an enamel bulls-eye. There are also a pair of flags depicted, right side being the United States, left side being the German flag in 1887. The third tier measures 3” high, total height 4 1/4”. Melt value alone is over $1000. An excellent display piece. CONDITION: Excellent. 2,000 - 4,000 2213 - 14 KARAT GOLD CREEDMOOR 1878 SHOOTING MEDAL AWARDED TO J.W. HALE. This medal was presented to J.W. Hale in 1878 by the Creedmoor Scorers Association, which is engraved on reverse. The gold bar at top reads Creedmoor while and is attached to the main body via singular loop. Medal has a Remington Rolling Block on front and is engraved “Creedmoor Scorers Association”. J.W. Hale is listed in the Army, Navy, Air Force Journal & Register as a Creedmoor shooter in 1878 and one of the top shooters in the Seventh New York. CONDITION: Excellent pin-back gold medal. Nice early shooting medal 1,000 - 1,500 2214 - 14K GOLD PRESENTATION SHOOTING MEDAL, “THE GETTYSBURG MEDAL”, TO PRIVATE C.B. DREW OF THE FLOYD RIFLES. The Floyd Rifles was the nickname for Company C, 2nd Battalion, Georgia Volunteer Infantry organized near Macon. They saw action at Gettysburg. This medal is engraved on back “PRIVATE / C.B. Drew / -WON- / The Gettysburg Medal / 1891, 1892, 1893 / HE RETURNED IT TO THE CO. / FOR WHICH THIS IS AWARDED / JULY 3 1893.”. It is a three piece pin back medal. Top section has an eagle overlooking a ribbon that reads “Floyd Rifles”, 2nd tier has intertwined FR decorated with gemstones and surrounded by a wreath, overlaid o n a pair of rifles, and lastly, the large medal with same FR overlaid on a building styled after a Greek temple, dated 1844, with ribbons and shield at top and wreath at borders, tied together at bottom with a bow with a small green gemstone in it. Medal weighs 15 pennyweights. 1,000 - 1,500

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LOT - 2217 LOT - 2215 LOT - 2216 2215 - 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 2216 - 14 KARAT GOLD SCHUETZEN SHOOTING MEDAL. Solid gold pin back two tier shooting medal that features top bar reading “Zweites Fest New York” with enamel bullseye. Attached by two short lengths of chain to large medal depicting a man standing in front of what appears to be the Brooklyn Bridge holding a rifle and target behind an American shield. Border reads “Nationaler Schuetzen Bund Von Amerika.” No presentation. Maker marked “HAYES BROS / 14” 750 - 1,500

2217 - LOT OF 5: ASSORTED STERLING SILVER MEDALS, FOR SHOOTING AND LIFE SAVING Lot consists of five medals given for life saving and shooting. Four of these medals were awarded for life saving, all awarded by England. (A) Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society Swimming & Live Saving Proficiency Award, dated 1919, and has blue/white ribbon in case with engraved presentation to Archie Dennis of the Caledonian School. CONDITION: Excellent. (B) Royal Society for the Protection of Life From Fire presented to Henry Purcell Pitcher in 1869. CONDITION: Excellent, top attachment point broken. (C) is a Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society Marine medal awarded to Langdon Popham for Gallant Service in a lifeboat, 1908. CONDITION: Excellent. (D) Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariner’s Royal Benevolent Society Medal, also awarded to Popham on the same date. CONDITION: Excellent. (E) Shooting medal, largest at 2 - 1/2” presented to Willliam Douglas, October 1829. CONDITION: Excellent. All are excellent and have total silver weight of 5.2 troy ounces. 250 - 500

2218 - LIVERPOOL SHIPWRECK AND HUMANE SOCIETY MARINE MEDAL GIVEN TO CHARLES TOMPKINS, 1852. The Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society is known world over for presenting medals to those who risk their own lives to save others from hazards. The Society formed in 1839 and has awarded over 9000 medals for such events as shipwrecks, fires, and other associated medals for those who died during rescue and a general purpose award. This example is a Marine Medal LOT - 2219 LOT - 2218 given to Charles Tompkins in 1852 for his work saving the crew of the Jessie Stevens in 1852 during a storm. The rim of the coin has collar that is inscribed: “To Charles Tompkins, 3rd Officer of the U.S.M.S Pacific for assisting in saving the Crew of the Jessie Stevens during a Gale in the Atlantic 4th Dec 1852”. Research confirms that on December 4th, 1852, a ship named the Jesse Stevens, under the command of Captain John Russell was beset by a midocean gale while en route to Glasgow. Just before the Jesse Stevens sank, the Pacific arrived and deployed lifeboats, saving every man on board. On obverse of medal is a depicting of a man rescuing a woman and her child from drowning amongst a shipwreck with “LORD, SAVE US: WE PERISH” in arc on top. Reverse depicts a hen cormorant in a wreath of oak leaves with an olive branch in beak. Around the rim is “LIVERPOOL SHIPWRECK AND HUMAN SOCIETY 1839”. CONDITION: Coin is fair, with throat bearing inscription coming loose. Some areas of design have softened overtime and there are a few areas of patination. Obverse has numerous nicks and slashes to the design. Housed in an unmarked box with a hook and eye clasp and cutout for coin. 100 - 200 2219 - LOT OF 6: BRITISH VICTORIAN ERA CARTRIDGE BOXES. Lot consists of: A) Victorian Royal Artillery full dress cartridge box, the front of black wool with gold wire lace border enclosing the gold and silver Royal coat of arms over the gilt regimental crest. Shoulder belt with gold wire lace facing and with cast brass gilt buckles. Very good condition with some minor mothing to the wool. B) George V full Dress Cartridge Box, the front of black wool with gold wire lace border enclosing oakleaves / acorn wreath centered with “GR/V” cypher. Shoulder belt with gold wire lace facing and with brass gilt buckles. Very good condition with moderate wear to the shoulder belt. C) Victorian Royal Artillery full dress cartridge box, the front of black wool with silver wire lace border enclosing the gold and silver Royal coat of arms over the gilt regimental crest. Shoulder belt with gold wire lace facing and with cast brass gilt buckles. Very good condition with some mothing to the back of the cartridge box. D) Victorian Royal Artillery full dress cartridge box, the front with gold wire lace border enclosing the gold and silver Royal coat of arms over the gilt regimental crest. Shoulder belt with gold wire / red wool lace facing and with cast brass gilt buckles. The cartridge wool backing is lacking, the bullion wire embroidery shows wear. E) Victorian Gloucestershire Officer’s Cartridge box, the front of silver wire border enclosing a silver regimental crest. Shoulder belt with silver wire embroidery and cast buckles. Very good condition with minor wear. F) Victorian 9th Bengal Lancers cartridge box centered with regimental crest. Shoulder belt with gold wire lace centered with red wool. The cartridge box exhibits heavy crazing to the leather surface, should belt is excellent. 1,200 - 1,600 277 www.MorphyAuctions.com | June 13, 2019


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LOT - 2220 2220 - WORLD WAR II ERA SWISS FIELD SURGICAL CHEST. This large and heavy trunk with drawers was used by the Swiss during the Second World War as they helped thousands of people from all over Europe that were lucky enough to escape to their country. There are no contents but would make for a great display stand for your collection. Very heavy and measures 36” long, 11” deep and 20” wide. All steel with proper stencils on outside. CONDITION: Case is good, complete, with some splits in wood and patination to metal. Various other scattered nicks and handling marks in the paint commensurate with age. What appears to be white paint of some kind near labelling on front. 300 - 500

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2221 - WWII GERMAN LUFTWAFFE LEICA FILM CAMERA. Manufactured by Leica for the German military. These cameras came in a array of different variations, with varying body finishes. This particular camera was manufactured for the Luftwaffe and has brass operating components, with a black painted finish on the frame. Body wrap is made of wood. The top is marked “Luftwaffe” below a Reichsadler. Serial number “245464” found in front of flash mount. 50mm lens is marked “Leitz Elmar 1:3.5 F=50mm”. Lens f-stop is f/3.5 to f/18. Brass lens cap is present. CONDITION: Good overall. Brass components show areas of tarnishing with some areas turning a pleasing mustard colored patina. Black painted areas on frame show chipping. Wood wrap shows aging with cracks to the surface of the wood. Overall a fine example of a Luftwaffe camera. 400 - 800 2222 - LOT OF 3: MILITIA CANTEENS. Lot consists of: (A) Large wooden, early 19th century cheese-box camp canteen. 8-3/4” diameter. Both sides branded “CN”. Held together with two iron bands connected by a series of iron wire loops, which hold in place a leather sling with an iron buckle. CONDITION: Some damage to mouthpiece, as well as a couple of 1/4” gaps between planks due to shrinkage and scattered areas of worm damage. Brands are very good. Leather sling has some cracking to surface. (B) Small tin canteen, oval in shape, measuring 6” tall including mouthpiece. Decorated with yellow paint and the front with the initials “HRG” as well as a Federal eagle clasping a snake. Retains approximately 70-80% original paint with some losses in high areas and along sides. (C) A plain, Civil War era tin canteen measuring approximately 5-1/2” diameter with threaded tin cap and three tin loops along sides for sling. CONDITION: Retains a pleasing grey patina with some minor denting to convex faces. 800 - 1,500

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2223 - L C SMITH & CORONA MODEL 1941 TYPEWRITER ATTRIBUTED TO ADMIRAL WILLIAM H. “BULL” HALSEY. Model 1941 manufactured by L C Smith & Corona. Typewriter has black matte finish with steel keys. “Corona” seen above keys, “Standard” found behind feed roller. The rear is marked “L C Smith & Corona Typwriters Inc/ Made in USA” Serial number “C290968” found underneath the ribbon cover. Complete with leather wrapped carrying case. Accompanying this typewriter is a letter from the heir of H.B. Thurber Estate claiming that this typewriter was given to Thurber from Admiral William Halsey. An excerpt from the letter reads “ Adm Halsey told him to take care of it because it was an historical item since it was the actual typewriter used to type the Japanese WWII surrender document.”. CONDITION: Black matte paint on typewriter is in excellent condition showing few to any signs of use. Keys show wear on edges. Painted letters are in good condition aside from some wear to the text on the rear of the typewriter. Leather case is in good condition, showing wear all around with small losses around edges and on corners. Areas of rust on metal case components. Overall this makes for a fine example of a WWII L C Smith & Corona typewriter that is attributed to Admiral William H. Halsey. 400 - 600

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2224 - LOT OF 3: REPRODUCTION BAYONETS AND LEATHER AMMO BAG. Lot consists of (A) Windlass Cutlery made Saber bayonet. Ricasso marked “WINDLASS / MADE IN INDIA”. Comes with frog. CONDITION: Very fine as recently manufactured, retaining virtually all of its finish. Brass handle is good with little evidence of use. Scabbard is equally fine as recently manfactured and quite shiny. Stitching is tight, a few nicks in the leather as befits use. (B) Reproduction of a U.S. marked bayonet, probably for a Springfield flintlock rifle. Blade stamped “U.S. / S” CONDITION: Fine as recently manufactured. Machining marks are visible on metal which is in the white. A few scratches are visible, presumably from use. Comes with a brass mounted leather scabbard, marked for “E. Gaylord / Chicopee / Mass” and “J.C. Miller / U.S. Ord. Dept / Sub-Inspector”, which is also in fine condition and of recent construction. (C) Is a reproduction of a Civil War Cartridge box, with “J. C. Miller / U.S. / Ord. Dept / Sub Inspector” stamped into leather on bottom right on top flap. Inner flap marked “E. Gaylord / Chicopee / Mass”. CONDITION Good as of recent construction. Stitching is tight, a few nicks in leather from use. Aluminum inserts are patinated but clearly of modern make. A nice lot for someone looking for high quality reenacting equipment. 100 - 200 2225 - LOT OF 9: GERMAN WWII P-38 HOLSTERS AND INERT M39 GRENADES. Lot contains: (A) German WWII P-38 holsters, (B) German WWII inert tan M39 grenade, and (C) German WWII inert gray M39 grenade. (A) Seven police eagle marked P-38 holsters, which appear to be from the large batch found several years ago in Russia. All are in unworn condition which exhibit only storage age and wear. All are marked with a “RBNr” number, “P38”, and a Third Reich police eagle. CONDITION: Unworn and excellent to near mint. (B) Inert ordnance tan M39 egg grenade with approximately 90% of its original finish remaining, and appears to be unmarked. Fuze assembly is marked “eeb44” and both it, and the top cap, are in their original dark gray paint. CONDITION: Excellent plus. (C) Inert dark gray M39 egg grenade with approximately 90% remaining of what appears to be postwar repainted, with a “bpc” marking. Ring is present on the bottom. Fuze assembly is marked “ock43” and top is painted blue. Original sheet medal steel grenade body top cap is missing, and has been replaced within a unfinished steel ring. CONDITION: Body is likely to have been repainted with a replaced top cap. Very good. 550 - 850

2226 - GERMAN WWII AMMUNITION CRATE WITH FIELD GEAR AND EQUIPMENT. Lot is packed in a military ammunition crate, which appears to be German WWII, and sent to the US veterans home in NJ. Lot contains an unissued tropical rucksack, four k98k rifle ammo pouches, two canteens, pair of gloves, pair of socks, mess kit with strap, flashlight, k98k cleaning kit (complete), 1945 dated bandage, a Michelin map of Germany in French, and part of a German paratrooper parachute static line. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 550 - 850

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LOT - 2229 2227 - LOT OF 15: THIRD REICH ARMBANDS, BUCKLES, AND FIELD GEAR ITEMS. Lot contains: (A) Three Nazi Party armbands, (B) Five Third reich belt buckles, (C) Two k98k cleaning kits, (D) Two sets of Wehrmacht eating utensils, and (E) Finnish compass. (F) Two Wehrmacht flashlights. (A) Nazi Pary armband and two NSDAP “duty” armbands. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint. (B) Steel Waffen SS buckle made by “RODO”, with 40-45% of its original Feldgrau paint overall. Steel Luftwaffe buckle which appears to be unmarked, with 50-55% of its original Blaugrau paint. Two-piece aluminum RAD buckle. Aluminum Heer buckle which appears to be unmarked, with 35-40% of its original Feldgrau paint. And finally a Hitler Youth buckle in pot metal. CONDITION: Overall good condition. (C) Two k98k cleaning kits. One is marked “arr” and is missing all of its components except the two cleaning brushes. The other is marked “KY 1939” and contains all of its components. CONDITION: Overall poor to fair condition. (D) Aluminum folding fork and spoon set, with a four piece plated steel dining set. CONDITION: Very good overall with freckling. (E) Finnish aluminum compass made by “Suunto”. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. (F) Two Wehrmacht flashlights made by “Daimon”. CONDITION: Fair to good. 500 - 800 2228 - DECORATED WOODEN CHEESE BOX CANTEEN INSCRIBED DATED 1783. This canteen was sold as part of the Clegg sale on November 23-24, 2007 by Wiederseim Associates, Inc. in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania. It was estimated at $750-1000 and brought $2185. The canteen includes an article on this sale in the February, 2008 edition of Maine Antiques Digest shows a photograph of the canteen and discusses the sale of it. It measures 7-3/8” in diameter and is constructed of wood in the cheese box manner. Held together by two iron bands and three iron loops for sling. Round wooden ring with tapered wooden plaug, attached to canteen by iron chain. Complete with period leather sling. Faces of canteen are convex, front “AK” or “JAK” and the large date “1783” along with an arrow at the N, S, E, and W locations. CONDITION: Retains a dark patina overall. A very nice canteen. 2,000 - 4,000 2229 - LOT OF 2: AMERICAN 1775-1783 24 HOLE CARTRIDGE BOX AND 1780-1820 24 HOLE CARTRIDGE BOX. Comprising: 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 cal. 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. 2,000 - 4,000

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2230 - LOT OF 3: REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA CANTEEN, RUM CASK, AND A KNIFE. Lot consists of: (A) Small wooden chase box canteen with a 5-1/4” diameter. CONDITION: Good; shows some signs of wear and traces of initials inscribed on one side. (B) Small keg-shaped rum cask with three inscribed lines on each side and recessed ends. Measures 5-1/8” x 3-7/8”. CONDITION: Very good as refinished with a few scattered marks. (C) Knife with iron, hand forged diamond section double edged blade with simple hand forged guard with a ball on each side. Blade measures 6-1/2”; overall length 9-1/2”. CONDITION: Dark patina overall with some traces of red paint. 500 - 800 LOT - 2230

2231 - MODEL 1859 MCCLELLAN CAVALRY SADDLE ENSEMBLE WITH STAND. This is a scarce of a Civil War issue, U.S. cavalry enlisted man’s saddlery gear. This M1859 saddle is the mid-war type, with the spaded D-ring, linking the quarter straps. CONDITION: The saddle is in used, but nice display condition evidencing period wear to the rawhide seat, with all pieces present, but some stitching loose on the front rawhide portions. The stirrup straps still have both, original sweat leathers affixed. The original maker’s brass name plate is still attached to the tree and reads: ‘C.PLOESER - MAKER ST. LOUIS.’ Blanket strap guides remain in place, as does the brass front pommel size (11 1/2) shield. Also retains period correct saddle bags, blue woolen girth strap and stirrups with holes cut out of the leather fronts. This is a Civil War period field modification to allow the trooper’s toes more room. Comes with custom saddle display stand. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 2,000 - 3,000 2232 - LOT OF 2: AMERICAN 18TH CENTURY CARTRIDGE BOXES. Comprising: 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 cal. 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 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. 1,500 - 2,500

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2233 - LOT OF 5: HUNTING BAGS, POWDER HORN, KNIFE, AND PIPE TOMAHAWK. Lot consists of: (A) Small hunting pouch with diminutive York County powder horn and fringed front flap. CONDITION: Strap has been replaced. Some losses to fringes and minor deterioration on back. Horn is excellent. (B) 18th century double cavity hunting pouch with contemporary strap, contemporary touchole pick, and period patch knife. CONDITION: Leather on pouch is brittle with crazed overall patina. Some period repairs and minor tears. (C) Pipe tomahawk with contemporary haft; 18th century. CONDITION: Head appears to have been dug and appears to have a heavy, pitted surface overall and a dark patina. Tiger maple haft is contemporary and in excellent condition. A few loose accessories included: small period antler powder measure, small dug out bug with sliding wooden lid, and a period skinning knife. (D) 24 hole American Militia waist cartridge box of black leather and contoured form. There is no evidence of straps or belt loops. Clasp on lid is absent. Probably circa 1780 to 1820. CONDITION: Leather is pliable and retains a crazed surface overall. Lock has one minor chip. 800 - 1,200 2234 - LARGE LOT OF PRIMING HORNS, POWDER FLASKS, POWDER MEASURES, AND OTHER SMALL PARTS. Lot consists of: Five small priming or pistol powder horns, all unengraved; one small horn drinking cup, two period bronze powder flasks, and 18th century shot flask with turned bone spout and original plug, three other small leather shot flasks, tin powder flask, a left-handed flintlock lock which is complete (probably contemporary), two single cavity bullet molds, set trigger mechanism, British early 19th century Sea Service flintlock pistol lockplate, various small hammers and tools, a flint striker, two percussion cap tins, a nipple wrench, some US screwdrivers, replacement nipples, “US” marked tools, four period powder measures, springs, touchole picks, a period flintlock cock, and two groups of period flints. 500 800 2235 - CIVIL WAR SPENCER CARBINE BLAKESLEE QUICK LOAD CARTRIDGE BOX. Because of the rapid speed that a Spencer carbine could be fired, a special box needed to be designed to hold cartridges for loading. Erasmus Blakeslee patented this box late in 1864 as the first practical speed loader adopted by the U.S. military. Government contracts for over 30,000 boxes were delivered to the War Department but few were used in the Civil War. This particular box is marked with a cartouche on front of box: “BLAKESLEES CARTRIDGE BOX / US / Pat’d Dec 20 1864 / REISSUED FEB 7 1865 / W.H. WILKINSON / MAKER / SPRINGFIELD, MASS. - U.S.” This box is in sound condition, being composed of leather over a wood block with tin covering. Box retains hard to find original carrying strap and hooks. CONDITION: Box is overall solid but is missing end of leather locking tab. Leather covering is in good condition with solid stitching and no soft spots. Maker’s mark stamped in leather is partially obscured from period wear. Interior wood block and all ten tin cartridge tubes are present and in good condition. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 4,000 - 5,500

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2236 - A GOOD BRASS TELESCOPE INSCRIBED “SIGNAL DEPARTMENT U.S. ARMY”. Signal Department U.S. Army inscribed on rearmost section of optical tube, which extends into five parts: four at rear and one at front. Midsection has fish skin wrap which is now split and hardened, becoming quite stiff. LOT - 2236 Removable lens cover is unmarked. Two brackets, one on rear non-sliding piece, one on forward sliding piece, may have been for mounting the telescope or attaching a sling. Extended length: 29 - 1/2”, collapsed length: 8 - 3/8”. On forward sliding section is electropencilled “CT211260454”. Underneath electropenciling is some extremely faint writing, some now illegible. May have been a unit designation as one section appears to read “A. G. Darnel (?) / GA 3rd (?) N 76 Kob”. Other writing too faint to read. CONDITION: Condition is fine with some handling marks and tarnishing of brass finish. Fish skin grip has split but split does not extend to Turk’s head knot. Optics are clear, a bit dirty, may clean. There are a few minor dents in the brass body, but function does not seem impaired by them. This is an extremely interesting scope that could prove even more interesting if someone could resuscitate the writing and do further research. 300 - 500 282

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2237 - WAXED CIVIL WAR BACKPACK. Compete and rare Civil War back-pack that is just about petrified. It needs some leather cleaner applied very carefully. It is overall spotted with white verdigris. 100 - 200

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2238 - 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. 2,000 - 3,000 2239 - LOT OF 4: INDIAN WARS ERA BELTS, CARTRIDGE POUCHES AND HOLSTER. Lot consists of: (A) Original Indian Wars era cavalry setup as worn on campaign in the era of the Apache Wars. M1881 holster with large embossed “US” on front and two position flap to accommodate either Colt single action .45 or a Smith & Wesson Schofield revolver. Accompanied by an Indian Wars period Rock Island Arsenal belt with rectangular brass “US” buckle & tab. Also attached is a M1872 Hagner No. 2 .50 caliber cartridge pouch. (B) M1874 Dyer .45-70 cartridge pouch on Rock Island Arsenal marked belt with “US” buckle. (C) M1874 .45-70 Watervliet Arsenal marked cartridge pouch. (D) Rock Island Arsenal marked McKeever .45-70 cartridge pouch. CONDITION: Body of holster is in good serviceable condition, with only the slightest crazing. US stamp is still raised and very legible. Flap is also soft and supple, quite wrinkled but sound. Belt is crazed overall, but intact and supple enough for display. Hagner leather pouch, with 24 stitched loops for .50 caliber carbine cartridges, used during early Indian Wars era is very nice with an intact brass finial and retaining strap with rivets and stitching tight. Reverse belt loops fine, interior clean with some verdigris on brass rivets. The separate McKeever and Dyer pouch are excellent and solid, and the belt setup with the Dyer pouch is crazed overall, but solid and displayable. CONDITION: Very good overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,500 - 2,000 2240 - LOT OF 6: INDIAN WARS AND SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR CARTRIDGE BELTS. Lot consists of: (A) Model 1876 canvas prairie belt. Full length with all .45-70 loops intact and tight stitching. Watervliet Arsenal stamp is still legible. 12 1884 and 1885 head stamped cartridges included. (B) Circa 1890’s private purchase .38 caliber cartridge belt with 45 loops, and yellow stitching accents most likely for a cavalry officer. (C) Cast brass Model 1872 pattern buckle with its original dark brown leather belt with brass keeper. The leather is pliable with no rot or splits. Little to no verdigris build-up on the brass buckle and other brass fittings. (D) Circa Spanish American War dark blue US Mills Woven Cartridge Belt with Pattern 1890 US cast brass plate. Belt has row of 45 single loops for the .45-70 US Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle. Excellent condition with all loops present with tight stitching and original Mills web and brass fittings. (E) Pattern of 1898 .30-40 Krag carbine cavalry cartridge belt with saber hook attached. Belt is near mint and was most likely un-issued. (F) Scarce Mills cavalry web belt with 50 loops for .30-40 Krag rifle rounds and six double loops for .38 caliber pistol cartridges. Retains the rare brass saber/sword hanger. Webbing and brass are perfect with no tears or loose stitching. Cast brass US “H” buckle is solidly attached. CONDITION: Very good overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,500 - 2,000

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2241 - LOT OF 6: FOUR BRASS MILITARY BUGLES, CIVIL WAR DRUMSTICKS, AND CUSTER SHEET MUSIC. Lot consists of: (A) Large Civil War period cavalry bugle retaining yellow worsted wool cord and tassels. Excellent condition with only a smattering of tiny dents. (B) Pattern 1879 US issue Indian Wars period brass bugle with tightly wrapped red (artillery) worsted wool cord and tassels. Brass shows heavy patina and tarnishing overall but is very solid and scarce in any condition. (C) Indian War era brass bugle with silvered mouthpiece. (D) Spanish-American War era brass bugle. (E) Pair of matching rosewood Civil War period drumsticks. (F) A highly sought after original copy of “CUSTER’S LAST CHARGE” by E.T. Paull Music Co., New York. Features a color vignette of a mounted Lieut. Col Custer with pistol in hand making his last stand surrounded by heavily armed Indians. CONDITION: Very good overall. 1,500 - 2,000 2242 - LOT OF 5: U.S. ARMY INDIAN WARS CARBINE BOOTS & WEBBING BANDOLIERS. Lot contains: A) Blue Web 45/70 100 Round Bandolier. B) Tan Web 45/70 100 Round Bandolier. Belt retains 100 45/70 rounds with “UMC SH 45/70” head stamp. C) U.S. Model 1884 Cavalry Leather Carbine Boot, marked “Rock Island Arsenal”, showing minor crazing on the straps only. D) U.S. Model 1884 Cavalry Leather Carbine Boot, marked “Rock Island Arsenal”, showing minor crazing on the straps only. E) U.S. Model 1887 Cavalry Leather Carbine Boot, marked “Rock Island Arsenal”, showing no crazing or wear. CONDITION: All in excellent condition unless otherwise noted. From the Ray Bentley collection. 1,200 - 1,800

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2243 - LOT OF 7: CAVALRY RELATED ITEMS, INCLUDING CARBINE BOOT AND SLINGS. Lot consists of: (A) M1886 Cavalry carbine boot. (B) Leather carbine socket. (C) Sword hanger. (D) Civil War carbine sling with steel snap hook. (E) Civil War cavalry carbine sling. (F) Two Carbine snap hooks. CONDITION: Very good overall. 1,200 - 1,500 2244 - REGULATION 1851 BUFF LEATHER DRAGOON SABER BELT, HOLSTER, CARTRIDGE POUCH AND CARBINE SLING. A very solid example of a buff leather saber belt used by the Dragoons, Cavalry, and Light Artillery troopers. Outside leather was dyed black and inside was left as issued. Saber straps, shoulder strap, and all brass hardware is present. Leather is soft and supple. Stitching is intact and belt retains correct cast brass enlisted eagle plate. Cartridge pouch is for .44 caliber revolver cartridges. This style cartridge pouch has single outside flap, with no tins. Belt loop and Riveted and sewn belt and latch tab is riveted and sewn. Brass finial is present and solid. Inspector mark is still legible on the front flap and reads: “T. F. SHEPARD” in script, along with “US” also in script stamp. Maker stamped to bottom of the flap, “J .DAVY & CO. NEWARK N.J.” Holster is standard issue cavalry model for the M1860 Colt .44 or Remington “Army” model revolvers and is in solid condition with tight stitching overall. Also included is a Civil War to Indian Wars period carbine sling and hook. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,200 - 1,500

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2245 - LOT OF 20: INDIAN WARS CAVALRY RELATED AND TROOPER PERSONAL ITEMS. Lot consists of: (A) Civil War era horse curry comb. (B) Indian Wars era horse curry comb marked “U.S.” (C) 1874-1892 Cavalry “Shoemaker” bit with brass U.S. rosettes. (D) 1903 RIA marked brass cavalry spurs with original leather straps. (E) Brass Civil War era cavalry spurs. (F) Two M1874 Lyon’s iron picket pins. (G) Span Am era saddle cinch with both buckles intact. (H) Indian Wars period saddle maker’s knife. (H) Two Indian Wars period US issue tin cups I) M1872 tin mess kit. (I) M1912 cavalry detachable shovel blade meant to attach to picket pin. (J) Moroccan leather folding battlefield surgeon’s kit. (K) Indian Wars period spoon and fork with leather holder. (L) Set of Rock Island Arsenal marked horse hobbles. CONDITION: Good overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,000 - 1,200

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2246 - MODEL 1904 MCCLELLAN SADDLE ENSEMBLE WITH STAND. Punitive Expedition to World War I era M-1904 McClellan Saddle with 12’’ seat. Ensemble includes a very rare leather trimmed canvas shabraque with ‘10’s on the corners for the 10th US Cavalry which was an all African-American “Buffalo Soldier” unit. Complete with hooded ‘US’ stamped stirrups, World War I US cavalry canteen associated rigging, and a off-side stirrup fitted with rare guidon socket. CONDITION: Sheepskin panels retain approximately 60% original material. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,000 1,200 2247 - MODEL 1874 MCCLELLAN SADDLE ENSEMBLE WITH STAND. Indian Wars era cavalry saddle fully rigged with skirts and period correct “US” saddle bags behind saddle with carbine socket on the right side. Saddle has an 11” seat with stirrups, and wool cinch present and solid. Comes with custom saddle stand and wool saddle blanket for display. CONDITION: Very good overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,000 - 2,000

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2248 - LOT OF 2: M1912 U.S. CAVALRY PICKET PIN COMBINATION TOOL. This is a rare Model 1912 picket pin combination shovel, hammer, and claw. As part of the Cavalry Equipment Board review in 1911, these handy devices were produced and served as a multi functional tool that a soldier could use as a hammer or claw, and then modify into a hatchet, pick, or shovel by attaching the appropriate device. The hatchet attached to the head and was held on by the hammer head, while the LOT - 2248 shovel attached the base of the pin and attached via chain and pin. The whole ensemble could then be attached to a cavalryman’s saddle and take up comparatively little room in relationship to the utility offered. CONDITION: Picket pin with a deep even age patination throughout, unmarked. Picket pin sheath good, with some usage marks and crazing. Straps are tender but complete, with the exception of the top strap, which is broken at base. Stitching tight. Shovel head with patination en suite blade stamped “1.1.36”. Head of shovel somewhat lighter patination, as it was protected by the sheath. Shovel head leather sheath marked “ 1.1. (star in circle) / .1.” Rear stamped “ ROCK SIL/ /ARSE/1915/T.C.C”. Sheath is good for its age, stiff, but intact. Some crazing and a few areas marked with what appears to be paint. A must have for the Cavalry collector. 1,000 - 1,500

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2249 - LOT OF 3: CIVIL WAR AND INDIAN WARS CANTEENS. Lot consists of: (A) Model 1858 Civil War canteen with brown butternut colored wool covering with original full length cotton linen sling. The wool cover is intact with a 1” wear spot and some scattered rust stains. There are no holes in the metal, and all of the seams are intact. There are some small dents that correspond to each other on either side. Most likely done by the soldier that carried the canteen so it would rest easier against his hip and not bounce in an irritating fashion due to the round shape as originally issued. The cover had a stencil applied to one side with what appears to be a regimental number. Because of wear and age, the stencil is difficult to read. The pewter spout features a desirable legible maker’s stamp (J.C. JOHNSON & CO. FEB.5.65.) and is solid and intact where it is mounted to the LOT - 2249 canteen, and it retains the original cork stopper in the throat with iron chain. All three iron sling keepers are intact. Overall, a very solid example. (B) Model 1878 Indian Wars period canteen with remnants of earlier style Rock Island Arsenal narrow straps. The canteen is complete with both of the triangular iron hangers that were attached as part of the modification process the arsenal used to convert the Civil War canteens to the Model 1878 Pattern. Large and crisp “NY” and “TROOP C” cavalry stencils are clear and legible. The cover is solid and free from any wear holes or tears with intact seams. The body of the canteen is free of dents and/or deformities. The original cork stopper and brass chain are intact. (C) Model 1878 Indian Wars era canteen with original wide leather shoulder strap present. Canvas body is intact with numerous rust bleed through stains overall. Clear and large “U.S.” stencil with Regt. markings on the reverse side. Iron chain and cork stopper are intact. Pewter spout bears the maker stamp: “HADDEN, PORTER & BOOTH PHILa.” CONDITION: Very good overall. 800 - 1,000

LOT - 2251 LOT - 2250 2250 - MODEL 1885 MCCLELLAN SADDLE ENSEMBLE WITH STAND. U.S. Cavalry setup as would have been in use during the Apache Wars 1880’s period. Includes M-1887 carbine scabbard with brass throat, picket rope and hardware, girth, all straps, poncho, feed bag, blanket roll, and tie down straps. Custom stand is included. CONDITION: Very good overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 800 - 1,200 2251 - LOT OF 9: INDIAN WARS PERIOD BELTS AND ACCOUTREMENTS. A) Mills 45/70 45 round blue web belt, with National Guard Pennsylvania belt plate. Last patent date on keeper is 1894. B) Pattern 1874 leather waist belt with cast brass N.G.P. buckle. C) Model 1874 McKeever cartridge box with N.G.P. embossed face. D) US Model 1879 Prairie belt with equipment rings. E) U.S. Frankford Arsenal 1883 .45 caliber bullet mold. F) 45/70 Model 1873 Springfield rifle bayonet and scabbard with N.G.P rosette on loop button. G) Model 1859 saddle carbine thimble. H) Two 45/70 Model 1873 front sight hoods. I) Civil War .58 caliber musket caps with original paper wrap. CONDITION: All in very good excellent condition with the exception of the prairie belt which is missing one equipment ring and shows rips on the reverse. 800 - 1,200

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2252 - LOT OF 3: 19TH CENTURY USMC BUGLE, BATTLE RATTLE, AND MILITARY DRESS BELT. Lot consists of (A) Rare bugle is inscribed “USMC The Bud Worthington Co. Cincinnati “ Made of brass. CONDITION: Complete but numerous dents especially at horn end. Tarnishing to brass. (B) Wooden call to battle rattle dated 1861 and stamped USN. CONDITION: Good, with marks from use and age. (C) White military dress belt with brass buckle. Belt is maker stamped to Baker and McKenny, New York. CONDITION: Good, complete, with significant crazing to leather. Brass has a pleasing patina. Solid stitching, strong marks. 600 - 1,200

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2253 - LOT OF 3: WOODEN PRACTICE SABER, WIRE MESH HELMET, AND SABER EXERCISE BOOK. Pre-World War I lot of seldom seen practice gear that allowed soldiers and cavalrymen to practice against a live opponent. Included is a wire mesh and canvas helmet, a wooden Patton style saber with iron guard, and a copy of the U.S. Army’s “SABER EXERCISES” dated 1914. CONDITION: Very good overall. 600 - 800

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2254 - LOT OF 2: HARTLEY CO. 7TH CAVALRY WEB CARTRIDGE BELT AND US 1892 COLT HOLSTER. Lot consists of (A) Blue web cartridge belt is filled with period .45-70 cartridges and sports a brass 7th Cavalry buckle that is stamped: Military Arms Equipment & Ordnance Stores-M. Hartley Co. 313 &315 Broadway New York NY. CONDITION: Good, with a pleasing patina to the brass and some stains to the fabric. The US holster is marked Troop K 7th Cav. as well as 18 Cav in script along with 55. Rear stamped “ROCK”. (B) Holster was made for the Colt series of swing out US revolvers that came out in 1889. This is a type 2 with no tie down and enlarged loop for wide Mills belt. CONDITION: Good, complete, with some crazing to leather. Stamps are legible. Arsenal stamp of reverse is very faint. Nice 1890’s set for Trapdoor and Colt used in Cuba and Banana Wars. 500 - 800 2255 - REPRODUCTION US MARKED TEST EAGAL LUGER HOLSTER. A brilliant copy of the extremely rare U.S. Test Luger holster. Russet brown and marked “US” on the front flap. Also marked “ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL E.H.S.” on the back. Stitching is tight and serviceable. Two copper rivets hold on the belt loop. Brass stud for the flap enclosure. Made extremely well. 200 - 400 2256 - LOT OF 11: ELEVEN PIECES OF INDIAN WARS ERA FIELD EQUIPMENT. Lot consists of: (A) M1878 1st US Infantry marked haversack. Retains all original hooks and straps. Marked to inside of flap: ‘ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL.’ (B) Punitive Expedition to World War I era US Army M1912 Cavalry bandolier cartridge belt. 12 pockets hold five round .30-06 stripper clips for the M1903 rifle. Three pockets in the center were for .45 ACP ammunition for the Colt M1911 Pistol. This example is in unissued condition. (C) M1903 Mills cavalry nine pocket web belt. Features rimless eagle snaps, with leather saber chape. This example is the desirable first pattern with smooth bottom pockets. Includes saber hanger and 1914 marked M1912 cavalry swivel holster for the .45 automatic. (D) Leather Colt 1911 .45 auto double mag pouch. (E) World War I era russet brown leather 1911 .45 auto holster. Maker stamped to the reverse: ‘MILWAUKEE SADDLERY CO.’ (F) ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL marked leather and brass swivel attachment for 1911 auto. (G) U.S. Army M1896 Revolver .38 caliber cartridge pouch with wood insert for 12 cartridges. (H) ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL marked U.S. Army Cavalry Flap Holster for Colt DA revolver 1892 - 1903. (I) M1909 .45 Colt DA revolver holster. Stamped on reverse: ‘ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL 1911 H.E.K.’ (J) M1911 picket pin with leather carrier. Leather is supple and all straps are intact with tight stitching. CONDITION: Very good overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,200 - 1,500

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2257 - LOT OF 12: U.S. WORLD WAR I FIELD GEAR AND UNIFORM. Consists of: A) Pair WWI US Army Trench Boots in very good condition with supple leather uppers. The soles retain all of their steel hobnails, heels retain their “horseshoe” heel plates but show losses in the leather. Interior stamped “7-1/2 E. FAC”: B) Model 1910 Bolo Knife lightly marked “Plumb Phila 1918, blade retains about 80% blued finish, wood grips very good. Scabbard in excellent condition and dated 1918: C) Model 1910 Eagle Snap Cartridge Belt dated 1915. Belt shows minor staining and a few small holes: D) Canteen, Cup and Cover all dated 1918. Very good condition, cover shows staining: E) Model 1902 Bayonet , blade marked “SA 1918” , sharpened but retaining about 80% blued finish, wood grips in excellent condition. Housed in its canvas and leather covered scabbard in excellent condition showing light soiling. F) Gas Mask in good condition with dried mask and cover showing staining: G) Wool Army Tunic with post- World War I 6th Marines patch, discharge chevron, two gold overseas chevrons and one wound chevron. Collar with “US” and single USMC collar disks. Excellent condition: H) Pair Wool Trousers in very good condition showing a few small stains: I) Field Pack dated 1918, complete with tail and mess kit pouch which retains a set of mess utensils. Excellent condition showing light soiling: J) Model 1910 Trench Shovel with cleaned medal and excellent wood, canvas cover dated 1917, unit marked 133rd Infantry H.Q: K) Pair Wool Leg Wraps in very good condition: L) Grey Wool Blanket showing wear and repairs. 1,000 - 1,500

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2258 - LOT OF 10: U.S. WORLD WAR I PERIOD BELTS AND ACCOUTREMENTS. Lot consists of: A) Model 1903 Dismounted Eagle Snap Pistol Belt. Very good condition with moderate staining and minor wear. B) Model 1910 Eagle Snap Medical Officer Belt, reverse marked “MILLS APR 1918”. Two pouches contain bandages dated 1917, one pouch contains a small burner and hypodermic needle set. Very good condition with minor wear. C) Model 1910 Eagle Snap Button Medical Corpsman Belt. Ten pouches, seven of which retain bandages dated 1917. One of the pouch flaps is torn and detached. Save for the torn flap, the belt is in very good condition. D) 1920’s Leather Sam Brown Belt, reverse stamped “John H. Nott 2nd Lt Signal Corps”. Excellent condition. E) F) Aluminum Mess Kit dated 1918. Face stamped “Pvt Wiliam J. Peek HQ CO 167th INF”. Very good condition. F) Model 1912 Cavalry Pistol Belt with “D” loop for saber hanger. Belt retains bandage pouch with contents. Very good condition. G) Model 1912 Pistol Belt, retaining .45 pistol holster, reverse stamped “SEARS 1917”, .45 clip pouch and empty bandage pouch. Very good condition showing moderate wear. H) Model 1910 Garrison Belt with interlocking “U.S.” buckle. Belt retains two eagle snap ammunition pouches. Very good condition showing minor wear. I) .45 Clip Pouch dated 1918, retaining a two-tone .45 clip. Pouch is in very good condition, clip is in excellent condition. J) Model 1912 Cavalry Pistol Belt with “D” loop for saber hanger. Retains .45 clip pouch dated 1918. Very good condition. 800 - 1,200

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2259 - LOT OF 16: EARLY 20TH CENTURY U.S. ARMY HOLSTERS, BELTS, LANYARDS AND POUCHES. Lot consists of: A) Model 1910 Garrison Belt with interlocking headquarters buckle. Positioned on the belt are two rimless eagle snap button rifle clip pouches and a .45 holster, reverse stamped “Sears 1917”. Very good condition showing moderate wear. B) .45 Double Clip Pouch, reverse stamped “Q.M.C. JEFF 1921 H.E.K.”. Excellent condition. C) .38 Pistol Ammunition Pouch. Reverse stamped “ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL 1905”. Retains interior wood block. Excellent condition. D) Canvas US Army Shotgun Pouch, interior dated 1918. Very good condition with scattered staining. E) Model 1912 Webbing Pistol Belt. Positioned on the belt is a pistol ammunition pouch, interior stamped “ R.H. LONG 6-18”, Model 1896 holster, reverse stamped “G&K 1918 A.G” and a bandage pouch with bandage tin present. All components in very good condition showing moderate service wear. F) Four Pistol Lanyards with leather tabs dated 1904. Very good condition. G) Seven Pistol Lanyards, the clips with 1917 patent dates. All in very good condition. 800 - 1,200

2260 - LOT OF 10: U.S. ARMY LEATHER HOLSTERS. Lot consists of: A) .45 Model 1912 Swivel Holster, reverse marked “R.I.A. 1915”. Very good condition with moderate crazing. B) .45 Model 1912 Holster, reverse dated 1918. Infantry enlisted collar disk added over the “US” embossing. Very good condition. C) .45 USMC Shoulder Holster, reverse marked “USMC BOYT 45”. Excellent condition, non-regulation cross strap. D) .45 Model 1912 Holster, reverse dated 1917. Very good condition with minor wear. E) .45 Model 1912 Holster, reverse marked “HOYT 1918”. Very good condition with minor wear. F) .45 Model 1912 Holster, reverse marked “BOYT 42”. Good condition with moderate wear. G) Private Purchase Revolver Swivel Holster, “US” embossed on the flap, russet leather. Very good condition with minor crazing. H) Private Purchase Revolver Holster with World War I enlisted infantry collar disk added to the flap. Very good condition with moderate crazing. I) Model 1896 Revolver Holster, reverse marked “Rock Island Arsenal 1904”, front flap stamped “E. Battery 3”. Very good condition showing wear to its finish. J) .45 Non-Regulation Swivel Holster, reverse marked “Folsom’s Audley Patented Oct. 18, 1914”. Very good condition, showing minor wear. 700 - 900

2261 - EXTENSIVE LOT OF U.S. MILITARY ITEMS FROM WORLD WAR I AND II. Lot consists of: (A) Textured Doughboy style helmet with original liner. (B) World War I style GI Helmet with liner. (C) Bag of approximately 1000 GI cleaning pouches. (D) World War I canvas ammo belt. (E) Three World War I era small canvas ammo pouches. (F) Two 1918 US dated canvas 1911 clip pouches. (G) British made US stamped 1944 canvas ammo pouch. (H) Soft Vietnam era camouflage cap. (I) Sealed tin first aid kit. (J) Sealed pack of 10 cartridges for 30 cal. rifle grenade. (K) M1 carbine bayonet, no sheath. (L) Two slings, post World War I. (M) M5A1 bayonet made by Imperial. (N) Various cleaning rods LOT - 2261 and tools. (O) M7 grenade launcher attachment for an M1 rifle. (P) Pair of sling swivels. (Q) 1903 buttplate and screw. CONDITION: Items range from fair to very good. 200 - 400

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2262 - A RARE AND DESIRABLE A. SCHRADER’S SON UNITED STATES NAVY MARK V MODEL 1 DIVING HELMET, SERIAL NUMBER 55A. United States Navy World War II era Mark V dive helmet made out of copper and brass. Front identification plaque reads as follows: “United States Navy / Diving Helmet / Mark V No. 55A / Manufactured by A. Schrader’s Son, Div, / Mod. No. 1. March 1942 / Brooklyn N.Y.” A light has been added to the radio in order to allow illumination and viewing of the interior. CONDITION: Lovely as found condition, covered with a very pleasing verdigris. There are dents and nicks commensurate with diving use. The chin button is missing its tip and the exhaust valve has no handle. There is some high edge wear and some copper showing in protected areas of the breastplate. This is an honest, as found, and extremely pleasing dive helmet. 6,000 - 8,000 2263 - LOT OF 6: USAAF FLIGHT BAGS, USAAF JACKET, DUFFLEBAG, AND PAPERWORK. Lot contains: (A) Two olive drab flight bags with light wear, stains, and some dryness to the leather components. CONDITION: Very good. (B) Amazing flight bag to a NCO of the famous “Jolly Rogers” of the 5th Air Force in the Pacific theater of WWII. Bag has all three emblems painted on and is named to a “Tsgt Joseph J. Vasami” on both sides. Blackened bombs on the back side reflect 35 missions. Khaki fabric has light staining but is intact. Metal fittings have freckling, and leather trim is dry and flaking over 40%. Zippers have patina and the front one is not functional. CONDITION: Very good overall. (D) Large stack of WWII and postwar military aviation documents, with a military issue duffle bag. CONDITION: Very good. (E) Cotton flight jacket with a sheepskin wool collar and fleece lining. USAAF patch sewn to the left shoulder, with two slash front pockets, and zipper pull missing. CONDITION: Very good. Lot also includes a U.S. WWII May West Life Preserver. 1,200 - 1,800

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2264 - LOT OF 8: CAVALRY ITEMS INCLUDING SADDLEBAGS, GARAND SCABBARDS, AND VARIOUS CARRIERS. Lot consists of: (A) Two sets of “U.S.” marked cavalry saddle bags with one set stamped “TROOP M” and ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL. (B) M1884 Springfield “trapdoor” carbine scabbard. (C) M1903 Springfield rifle scabbard with cavalry straps. (D) Cavalry snaffle bit with reins. (E) Three miscellaneous leather saber hangers and brass hooks. (F) A Saddle Blanket embroidered with a lily flower. Trimmed in gold. Back is heavily deteriorated and should be treated with the utmost care. Front has a few moth nips and loose lining. CONDITION: Good overall. 1,000 - 1,400 2265 - LOT OF 11: US MILITARY EQUIPMENT, CANTEENS AND KNIVES. Lot consists of: A) USMC “Long Drop” Holster with “USMC” embossed flap. Very good condition: B) World War II Canteen with first pattern USMC cover with light depot markings stamped on the interior. Very good condition: C) Canteen dated 1945 with USMC marked cover. Good condition: D) USMC Three Pocket Thompson Magazine Pouch, dated 1944. Excellent condition: E) Pistol Belt, reverse stamped “USMC” and dated 1941. Very good condition: F) Fighting Knife marked on the ricasso “USMC”, reverse “KA-BAR”, housed in its original leather scabbard. Blade exhibits a dark / grey finish with areas of light pitting but overall in very good condition: G) Fighting Knife, unmarked, composition and brass handle. Tooled leather scabbard. Knife is in very good condition, scabbard shows wear and damage at belt loop: H) Machete marked “US Collins & Co 1944”, no scabbard. Blade shows light pitting: I) Fighting Knife, ricasso marked “CASE XX”, reverse “337-6”-Q”, in original scabbard. Very good condition with sharpened bright blade: J) Fighting Knife, ricasso marked “USMC”, reverse “KA-BAR”, in USN MK 2 scabbard. Very good condition showing moderate wear: K) Pick Marked “US 1944”. Very good condition. 800 - 1,200

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2266 - LOT OF 12: U.S. ARMY LEATHER HOLSTERS AND MODEL 1917 BOLO KNIFE. Lot consists of the following U.S. Army holsters: A) .45 Automatic, russet leather marked “Sears” on the reverse and in unused condition. B) .45 Automatic shoulder holster, russet leather, reverse marked “U.S. Enger-Kress”, excellent condition. C) Model 1912 Swivel, russet leather, reverse marked “Rock Island Arsenal 1915”, dirty, but in very good condition. D) Model 1912 Swivel, russet leather, reverse unmarked, good condition. E) .45 Automatic, black leather, reverse marked “U.S. Graton & Knight Co 1943”, good condition. F) .45 Automatic, black leather, reverse marked “Bucheimer”, good condition. G) .45 Automatic, russet leather, reverse marked “U.S. Warren Leather Goods Co”, very good condition. H) .45 Automatic, russet leather, reverse marked “Warren Leather Goods Co, 1944”, excellent condition. I) .45 Automatic, russet leather, reverse marked “ U.S. Graton & Knight Co 1943, good condition. J) .45 Automatic, black leather exhibits tooled scroll work, reverse stamped with spurious “G.S. Patton” stamp, good condition. K) European leather holster with double clip front, very good condition. L) U.S. Model 1917 Bolo knife, the blade exhibiting most of its original blued finish, wood grips showing handling marks and very little original finish. Canvas / leather scabbard dated 1918 and in very good condition. 800 - 1,200

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2267 - LOT OF 4: WWII JAPANESE CANTEEN, US 10K GOLD RING, AVIATOR SUNGLASSES, AND US OFFICER BELT. Lot contains: (A) Japanese canteen, (B) US 78th ID veteran gold ring, (C) US Naval Aviator’s sunglasses, and (D) WWII US officer belt. (A) WWII Japanese canteen with harness. Canteen retains 90+% of its finish and is marked on the bottom. Web harness and cork stopper are intact, but leather strap has its tip broke (2”) and is dry, cracked, and damaged. CONDITION: Very good. (B) 10K marked gold ring from the famed 78th Infantry Division with the Remagen bridge in Germany on one panel, and the Schwammenauel dam in Germany on the other. Ruby enamel on ring is damaged. CONDITION: Excellent. (C) 1960’s vintage US Naval aviator sunglasses with 12K gold filled rims. Made by “American Optical Co.” and are 20/20 prescription. CONDITION: Excellent. (D) WWII US Officer Sam Browne leather belt in its original “Colt Belts” box. Belt is unworn and includes a “Colt Sam Browne Belt” marked cleaning cloth. CONDITION: Near mint. 800 - 1,200

LOT - 2268 2268 - LOT OF WORLD WAR II PERIOD US MILITARY FIELD GEAR. Lot consists of: Model 1910 Canteen with “spun” body and smooth cap, housed in cover dated 1917. Very good condition: M3 Fighting Knife, marked on the crossguard: “US M-3 UTICA”, housed in M8 scabbard. Very good condition: Two Hand Grenades, one fuze marked “AF 2X” the second marked “FUZE M228”. Excellent condition: Pair Of Brown Leather Field Boots with Quartermaster marking in the tongues. Excellent condition: .45 Leather Holster, reverse stamped “ENGER -KRESS”, near mint condition: Bandage Pouch dated 1942, excellent condition: Cartridge Belt dated 1942, very good condition: Combat Suspenders in very good condition: Medical Pouch dated 1944 but with post World War II contents: Aluminum Mess Kit dated 1918: Pair Snow Goggles: TL-122-A Flashlight: Sewing Kit: Folding Shovel with cover, both dated 1945. 700 - 900

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2269 - RARE COMPLETE “BLIMP REBREATHER” HIGH ALTITUDE BREATHING DEVICE FOR U.S.N. These were used by aviators flying high altitude bombing missions. It is complete and still holds air. The ID plate is missing. Developed in late 1930’s by Mine Safety Appliance (MSA), these oxygen regenerating systems provided dirigible aviators with necessary flow of oxygen at higher altitudes. They were also used in observation blimps. CONDITION: Good, with some areas of loss and patination to paint and metal. 600 - 900

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2270 - U.S. ARMY GENERAL OFFICER’S LEATHER PISTOL BELT. Black leather belt with gilt two-piece buckle issued to General officer’s. Belt is in excellent condition, buckle displays some verdigris at the top of the wreath. 200 - 400

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2271 - LOT OF 8: SIX PIECES OF US FIELD KIT AND TWO PISTOL HOLSTERS. Lot consists of: (A) U.S. Bomber Helmet marked on front in white paint “M D C”. CONDITION: Good, patination on the inside of ear flaps and smaller areas scattered around paint and metal. Some high edge wear starting to silver. (B) Canvas backpack dated 1917. CONDITION: Good overall, somewhat dirty with some stains. Right shoulder strap has tearing halfway through. Patination on metal parts, dark coloration of brass. (C) Post WW1 dark green canvas ammo belt. CONDITION: Excellent. (D) Walther P-38 stamped holster made by A. Fischer in Berlin, date is obscured by scrape to back. CONDITION: Very good, with scrape to back. (E) 1919 World War I Doughboy canvas leggings. CONDITION: Excellent. (F) US Model 1912 holster for Colt Model 1911 with swivel hanger with added medal on flap with repair. CONDITION: Good, with some crazing and dirt. Rivet repair to split at top. Leg strap of a lighter color, maybe later addition, but old. (G) Turn of the century US stamped canvas covered canteen missing stopper. These were used late Indian Wars until the invention of screw top. CONDITION: Very good, with preference for missing stopper mentioned above. 500 - 700 2272 - NAVY RADIO ATTRIBUTED TO ADMIRAL WILLIAM H. “BULL” HALSEY WITH PAPERWORK. This radio is attributed to Admiral William Halsey who was responsible for leading the Allied forces in the Pacific Theater from 1941-1945 and took part in quiet possibly the largest naval battle in military history, the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. This battle expended much of the Japanese militaries naval forces of carrier aircraft and pilots. After the United States victory over Japan, Halsey was assigned special duty in the office of the Secretary of the Navy and in December of 1945, took the oath as Fleet Admiral, becoming the fourth and still to date most recent naval officer awarded that rank. Documents with this radio include: U.S. Army photographs of Halsey, two signed portraits of Halsey to Thurber, a letter of authenticity from the heir of Thurbers estate, a newspaper article “The tale of Japan’s surrender, as told 40 years ago”, a typed poem “Nimitz and Halsey and Me”, a letter from Halsey to Thurber, a copy of the “Documents pertaining to the Japanese Surrender”, a document pertaining to the China Defensive, and a newspaper from The Arizona Daily Star titled “We Conquer Japan”. The letter from the heir claims this radio was carried with Halsey through WWII and relayed many important messages regarding the war. The radio is constructed of bare and painted wood with a screwed in plate that reads “Model Reo/ Radio Receiving Equipment”. The serial number “1834” is found just below stamped into the plate. The rear of the radio is constructed of a one piece board with painted on text indicating the different terminals and plug ins. A plate in the rear is stamped with the navy anchor and reads “Accepted by Navy/ 11/27/45”. The “Placed in Service” section is unmarked. CONDITION: Wood components are in fine shape aside from a crack along the top of the front panel. The majority of the paint is still present with areas of wear on some edges of front panel, and a 1 - 1/4” area of loss above the power knob. Metal plates are in excellent condition. Rear panel is in excellent condition retaining 95%+ of paint on panel and text. Overall this is a fine radio attributed to the highly regarded, Admiral William “Bull” Halsey. 500 - 750

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LOT - 2273 2273 - SOUGHT AFTER WWII US MILITARY WHITE MODEL M2 HALF-TRACK ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER. Manufacturer: U.S. Model: WHITE M2 1942 manufactured White Model World War II U.S. Military M2 Half Track vehicle with Ford flat bed with red wood decking and homemade tripod for mounting a Browning machine gun for recreational purposes. This specimen’s exterior has been painted in German desert tan with Afrika Corps markings for purposes of public display. The German Afrika corps did capture a significant number of these vehicles during the North African campaign and repainted, re-marked and re-purposed them for their own use. They were popular vehicles with both sides. Interior of driver’s compartment retains green paint. Undercarriage has desert tan paint over green paint. CONDITION: Repainted in tan with added Afrika Corps markings on both of the vertical armor- plate. The engine has a new carburetor and the engines runs, but has a sticky valve and needs some work. Left side speedometer not present. Track wheels and rollers in good order. Undercarriage fine with some light surface rust and some flaking to the paint which should clean up well. Tracks and drive wheels in good condition. Steering wheel has only a few shrinkage cracks and remains in good serviceable condition. Diamond pattern floor plates in very good condition. No passenger seat present. Canvas seat cover and pads not present on driver’s seat. JWK 18-11-142 15,000 - 30,000

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2274 - ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC 1945 WILLYS -OVERLAND MB. Manufacturer: Willy Model: MB Fantastic cosmetically restored high condition Willy’s MB (Jeep) manufacture in the last year of production in 1945 (4/7/1945). A total of 36,000+ Willy’s MBs where manufactured and used by the US and Allied Armed Forces and saw widespread use by U.S. forces during World War II on all fronts. Stenciled USMC 433362, this is a rare relatively untouched barn find from Vermont. This MB is fully operational. This vehicle has the original I4 “Go Devil” 4-cylinder 134 L head engine with 36,403 miles on the odometer. A Warner T84J transmission, and Spicer 18 Transfer case. The rear axle is a Dana 27 and front axle is a Dana 25. The vehicle has 5 (4+1 Spare) newer Denman Military 6.00 X 16LT non directional tires. It is fitted with a high condition Top Deck Paulin Assembly Numbered FM-GPW-1152700 / WO-A-3216 and has an additional Willys Paulin accompanying the vehicle. An original styled Military gas can, can be found correctly mounted on the back of the vehicle. It appears the only non-original modification would be the conversion from the original 6v electric system to a modern 12V system. Paperwork includes the original bill of sale to the current owner. Condition: Very good as partially restored. Serviced in March of 2019, this vehicle has been completely “tuned up”, including new spark plugs and distributor cap and wires, new battery, new oil filter and oil, new water pump, and all joints have been greased. Replacement paint is slightly off color with satin sheen and is beginning to flake in isolated areas. The original engine is running and tuned with intact and operational gauges. The frame is coated with an older heavy frame coating (possibly original) and the underside of the body (tub) shows signing of scaling oxidation, that should clean up well. There are two small holes in the Driver’s side floor below the cowling post, easily repaired by any skilled welder. Seats are in very good condition with no apparent rips, tears or heavy stains. Paulin is also in very good condition with no apparent rips, tears or heavy stains. The undercarriage and drivetrain are covered with typical grease and oil, and dirt from use. A great find for the World War II military vehicle enthusiast, looking for a street legal “Jeep”. This vehicle is located off-site and will not be at Morphy Auctions for preview. It is located in Thetford Vermont and is available for inspecting by appointment only prior to the sale. The buyer is responsible for picking up the vehicle post auction and all associated costs. This lot is sold “as is” with no written or expressed amount of mechantability and/or warranty. JTH 10,000 - 15,000

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2275 - BRASS TELESCOPE WITH TRIPOD. We cannot find any maker’s mark anywhere on this brass telescope, which makes it impossible to place a date or country of origin. Optics would have to be a 10-2 as we have tried all the adjustments and all you get is a circular screen of dust dots. Body of telescope measures 22-1/2” disregarding the rear sliding eye piece. Front lens diameter is 2-1/4”. Tripod is made of three wooden legs with initials “MYN” carved into one of them. A very interesting display piece which appears to be early 20th century. If one knows how to work on optics, they could probably get this working. 400 - 800 2276 - LOT OF 4: LORD MOUNTBATTEN, PRINCE OF WALES, MILITARY BINOCULARS, FRAMED PICTURE MONTAGE, SIGNED LETTER AND PROGRAM. Admiral of the Fleet Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, KG, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, DSO, PC, FRS was a British Royal Navy officer and statesman, an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and second cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II. Lot consists of (A) Cased pair of World War II Navy Barr and Stroud CF42 binoculars with British broad arrow proofs attributed to Lord Mountbatten, HRH Prince of Wales. Concertina sunshields work correctly. The leather case has Mountbatten and Crown stenciled in gold on lid. (B) Program for an event honoring the late Lord Mountbatten dated December, 1979. (C) A handwritten letter from Mountbatten dated 1976 with regards to the then new Canadian Silver Jubilee Medal. (D) A framed picture of Mountbatten, signed card and an embroidered patch. CONDITION: Binoculars show light surface wear. Case, photograph, and framed picture are in excellent condition. A great grouping from the late Prince of Wales. 400 - 800 2277 - HEATH & COMPANY “HEZZANITH” OBSERVATORY WORKS CASED SEXTANT. Heath & Co. Anodized Sextant, S.U. 87, the 8” pierced frame with silvered scale, and engraved “Heath & Co. Ltd. New Elton London”, index arm with vernier, and magnifier, horizon mirror, sun shades, and additional eyepieces, all in a fitted mahogany box and certificate of examination letter. 400 - 600

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2278 - SOVIET PHOTOSNIPER FS-12S CAMERA WITH ACCESSORIES. Soviet PhotoSniper FS-12 camera serial number 88168500 with Tair -3S (4,5/300) lens, serial number 8812249 and Helios - 44M-4 lens, serial number 88235067, housed in its original metal case with light filters, coil, handles, strap, lens caps, bland, and screwdriver. CONDITION: Appears to be in very good / excellent condition but has not been tested. 500 - 800

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2279 - CUSTER’S CIVIL WAR FIELD GLASSES CAPTURED AT BATTLE OF TREVILIAN STATION BY CONFEDERATE FORCES. Brass field glasses purported to have been carried by G.A. Custer during his campaigns in the Civil War. They were captured by General Wade Hampton’s brigade at the Battle of Trevilian Station (newspaper articles, confused, called it Brandywine). It is a well documented fact that Custer lost all his possessions except that which were on his immediate person. When Custer had time to count his losses after the engagement, his personal baggage was among them. The Confederates had captured a treasure that included everything from Custer’s African-American cook, Eliza Brown, to love letters that Libbie Custer, his wife of four months, had sent him in the field. The general wrote to Libbie a few days later to report on the battle: “’Would you like to know what they have captured from me?’ he asked. ‘Everything except my toothbrush.’” Custer’s other items from this baggage have surfaced over the years on the collector market, but not his field glasses. After the war, Gen. Hampton returned them to Mrs. Custer. Given to Mr. Melvin J. Nichols of New Jersey by Mrs. Custer along with one of Custer’s iconic red cravat ties in the 1920’s. After Mr. Nichols death in 1976, the glasses were purchased by R.N. Wathen Jr., a dealer in Custeriana and historic Americana from the Nichols estate. CONDITION: Very good. PROVENANCE: Included in this lot is the original newspaper clipping detailing the facts of the capture and return of the glasses to Mrs. Custer and a letter from the executrix of Mr. Nichols estate stating that Mrs. Custer gave them to Mr. Nichols. Also included is the original letter from R.N. Wathen dated March 10, 1979 attesting to the aforementioned story and a letter from Wathen to Dr. Frank Wagner further attesting to selling them to noted Custer author and historian John Carroll, as well as a 1975 catalog of the Melvin Nichols collection where Nichol’s relationship with Libby Custer is detailed. They were subsequently purchased from Carroll by Dr. Frank Wagner for his cavalry museum collection. 6,000 - 8,000 2280 - HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT WWII NORDEN BOMBSIGHT. There has been more movies depicting the importance of this bomb sight that just about any other single subject. The men operating these sights swore a death oath to destroy them if downed in enemy territory. They were used through-out the war in both the European Theater as well as in the Pacific and were the sights used to drop the worlds first Atom Bomb. One of Germany’s top priority was acquiring this sight and one of the largest German spy rings involved a spy who worked at the factory. It was the canonical tachometric design, a system that allowed it to directly measure the aircraft’s ground speed and direction, which older bombsights could only estimate with lengthy in-flight procedures. The Norden further improved on older designs by using an analog computer that constantly calculated the bomb’s impact point based on current flight conditions, and an autopilot that let it react quickly and accurately to changes in the wind or other effects. This sight comes with a custom wood stand for display and does not include the auto-pilot attachment but otherwise complete. Very few of these ever left the factory unless installed in a plane and were such a highly guarded secret that it was only after a better model was introduced well after the war that a civilian could own such an item. A very rare and historical icon. 2,000 - 4,000

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2281 - CASED U.S. NAVY MARK I MOD O BALL RECORDING SEXTANT DATED 1944. In original wooden case, brass and painted steel body, bakelite handle. Includes two scopes , one marked “DAY”, one marked “NIGHT”, both with black rubber eye cup on ends. Sextant marked “ BALL RECORDING SEXTANT / MARK I MOD O / U.S. NAVY BuSHIPS / 3549 1944”. Wooden case has form-fitting interior pieces to hold sextant in place during storage, brass fittings. Interior lid has a U.S. Naval Observatory paper label dated 1944 and front with a brass plate repeating sextant markings and with matching serial number. Sextant is in excellent condition, case has been refinished. 400 - 600

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2282 - CASED U.S. COAST GUARD MARK II SEXTANT DATED 1942. In original wood case, painted steel body, mahogany handle. Instrument marked “U.S. COAST GUARD, MARK II / NUMBER 62 1942”, made by the Pioneer Instrument Company. Case contains accessories and key. Mahogany case with form-fitting interior, brass fittings. Interior lid has a U.S. Naval Observatory paper label dated 1942 with serial number “62”, front with brass plate repeating sextant markings and serial number. Excellent condition showing minor wear only. 400 - 600 2283 - CASED U.S. NAVY MARK II 16 POWER SPYGLASS DATED 1942. The spyglass is marked “U.S. NAVY SPYGLASS / QUARTERMASTER MARK II 16 POWER / BU SHIPS SERIAL 29014 1942 / HAYWOOD LOS ANGELES”. In very good condition with clear optics and tight string wrap. The wood cased is slightly warped and shows wear to its finish. Front displays a brass plate repeating the spyglass data and with matching number. 400 - 600

2284 - AN ETCHED, BLACKENED, AND GILT CLOSED HELMET OF GOOD FORM, POSSIBLY THIRD QUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURY. The one piece skull with roped comb etched with strap work, flamberge, and Roman helmet, all on a punched ground. Further enhanced with pebbled black bands and further trophies of arms. The visor, etched and gilt with blackened bands en suite. The buff etched and gilt with blackened bands once again en suite. The front gorget of two plates etched and gilt with blackened bands and the rear gorget plate of one piece, etched and gilt. CONDITION: All gilding of recent date, etching possibly of more recent date than helmet. Blackened finish also of more recent date. This appears to be a period helmet that has been decorated and upgraded in the 19th century. Still most attractive. Weight: 5 pounds 9 oz. Interior rough from the hammer. 5,000 - 8,000

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2285 - A GOOD ETCHED AND GILT EARLY 17TH CENTURY MORION, POSSIBLY FRENCH. This fine 17th century etched and gilt morion has excellent form, two piece construction, twelve gilt iron rosettes, two hole lining, which is absent. One each side is etched in gilt a large stylized Fleur-de-lis. In the reserve and etched florals surrounding it. Comb is etched and gilt with a helmeted, bearded, mustachioed warrior, possibly a king. Dual peaks are etched and gilt. Helmet is beautifully roped. Weighs 2 lbs 10.4oz. CONDITION: Helmet retains much of what appears to be original period gilding, etching is crisp with only minor surface rust and patination. All rosettes appear to be original. Interior of the helmet rough from the hammer. No significant cracks or delamination. Genuine period decorated armor is one of the rarest finds in early arms and armor. This helmet appears to be original and pristine as found throughout. 4,000 - 6,000 2286 - A GOOD LATE 16TH CENTURY CONTINENTAL MORION, FORGED IN ONE PIECE WITH SAWTOOTH DECORATED COMB. Weighing 3 lbs, this one piece morion shows masterful forging throughout. Morion retains 13 lining rosettes of steel, one absent. Roped rim. Crest with sawtooth decoration. CONDITION: The exterior, mostly polished metal, one significant area of delamination and damage at the roped border. Interior now painted black, rough from the hammer. A good weight, this is a classic decorated piece of late 16th century battle armor. 2,000 - 3,000

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2287 - AN UNSIGNED GOOD SAOTOME SCHOOL 62 PLATE RIVETED RUSSET IRON KABUTO, 18TH CENTURY OR EARLY. A good and well formed 62 plate bowl with hundreds of small rivets on each plate. The brim or mabizashi of russet iron en suite with engraved brass trim. The fukugayashi with with gilt mon and engraving en suite with brim. Tehan of five pieces engraved and of Sentoku and Shakudo. Shokuro of five lames in red lacquer. Outsized fantastic midate in the form of horns and a red moon, further decorated with long animal hair, making the helmet spectacular. CONDITION: Overall would rate very good, lacing on shokuro is torn in places and should be fixed. Helmet secured with very fine picture wire. A fine example of a samurai helmet. 2,000 - 4,000

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2288 - A COMPLETE 20TH CENTURY SUIT OF JAPANESE SAMURAI ARMOR IN THE EDO STYLE. TOGETHER WITH A CHINESE COPY OF A JAPANESE WORLD WAR II MILITARY SWORD. The armor comprising Kabuto of eight plates complete with midate and fukugayashi. The do of black lacquer iron lining en suite with do. Sunate all laced with attractive orange lace and elaborate silk lining. Black lacquering iron menpo with seven lames. Idate of iron with black lacquer and stars. Sword of modern Chinese make. CONDITION: The armor in good condition and ready for mounting. The sword is rusted and pitted for 3/4 of its length. 1,000 - 1,500

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2289 - LOT OF 4: A GOOD ARMOR LOT. Lot consists of (A) a late 16th century peascod form breastplate, possibly English, together with (B) an etched miniature full suit of armor, measuring 27 - 1/2â&#x20AC;? high of 20th century make, (C) An early 19th century cuirass breast and backplate. CONDITION: The breastplate struck with a mark, rope edge, missing one gusset, showing great age and exfoliation but of fine form. The etched suit of armor of good size, partially articulated on darkened oak stand. Breast and backplate are patinated throughout. 1,000 - 1,500

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2290 - RARE LATE 16TH CENTURY EUROPEAN STEEL SHIELD OF BATTLE WEIGHT. This shield, well forged in one piece with rope border and decorative steel rivets around rim. Appears to have had a central spike at one time, now absent. Shield retains what appears to be the period velvet liner with elaborate gold thread piping and pleating. One enarm is present, of leather, the other missing. Genuine battle shields from the 16th and 17th centuries are extremely rare, most having been reused for kitchen utensils. The exfoliation on the surface of this shield is indicative of its great age and the weight distinguishes this shield from the more common parade shields of the period. CONDITION: Surface is mostly polished steel. Condition of pleated velvet lining would rate excellent for the period. PROVENANCE: FORMER COLLECTION OF THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART. 1,000 - 1,500

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2291 - MEMENTO MORI ENGRAVED FORT EDWARD POWDER HORN OF JOSEPH CHEW. This is a historically significant French and Indian War powder horn, as Joseph Chew was a good friend of George Washington. Joseph Chew was born in 1720 and lived until 1798. He was a resident of New London, Connecticut and James Madison’s cousin. He had frequent correspondence with George Washington. A binder of transcribed correspondence between the two is included with the horn. On August 15, 1757, he describes the surrender of the garrison at Fort William Henry to Montcalm and the massacre of the British as they marched to Fort Edward by his Indian allies. There is also an excerpt from “Washington’s Travels in New England: A Chronological Itinerary” by Charles Eugene Claghorn II which lists a visit to New London in 1756 where “The men passed through Westbrook, Gaybrook, and Old Lyme and reached New London about February 25th where Washington called on his old friend, Joseph Chew...”. No further letter appear after 1775 as Chew was an apparent Loyalist. The horn has a curved tapered body of 13-3/4” overall. Spout section rounded with carved relief rings. Flange at base has two holes for sling attachment. The carved section is inscribed “JOSEPH CHEW/ MEMENTO MORI” in a cartouche. The translation is Joseph Chew, remember thou art mortal. It is also inscribed “FORT EDWD” and has an engraved outline of the fort and river. Other designs include floral designs, a compass, and a crossed compass and square labelled “MASONRY”. There is also a motif showing crossed clay pipes over a bowl with various plants. The plug is wooden and convex, showing traces of old red paint, it is retained by six brass pins. CONDITION: Horn retains a mellow honey patina and shows some carry wear to engraving, as well as scattered minor scratches and marks from use. This is a very fine “Memento Mori” carver powder horn with connections to an important early American individual. 15,000 - 25,000

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2292 - IMPORTANT ENGRAVED POWDER HORN OF JUDAH THACHER DATED 1758, EX. WILLIAM GUTHMAN COLLECTION. This horn has a tremendous provenance, as it was in both the collections of John S. duMont and William Guthman. The horn is shown on the front cover of “American Engraved Powder Horns” by John S. duMont and shown in plate 18 on page 26. A copy of duMonts book is included with the horn. The powder horn was also featured in the April 2006 edition of the Pennsylvania Antique Gun Collector’s Association’s “Monthly Bugle” in an article written by Roy Garizio, two copies of the edition with this article, as well as Guthman’s receipt from the sale of this horn, are included. The horn has a 12-1/2” curved tapered two-stage body. The spout section has two relief rings. The main body has a scalloped edge where the section ends. Slightly convex wooden plug with a large 2-1/4” iron staple, retains by wooden pins. The horn is inscribed “JUDAH THACHER / HIS HORN MADE AT / HALF MOON FEBry 3, 58.” There is also a large tree of life with a blooming tulip at the end of each branch as well as large mermaid. Three horns by this hand are known to exist, made within a 45 day span of time. All are inscribed Half Moon and show a large tree of life and a mermaid. One is in the Fort Ticonderoga collection. Half Moon was located 12 miles north of Albany on the Hudson River, just above the Mohawk River, and served as a supply base and staging area for troop movements during Lord Amherst’s attack on Fort Ticonderoga. There was an early wood fort built there in the early 1700’s, which went out of service and was abandoned by 1747. It was restored by 1756 as men moved up the Hudson to Lake George. The horn is part of the Lake George School of engravers, a name coined by William H. Guthman. CONDITION: Horn has a pleasing patina with one minor 1/4” round insect hole on the back side and some minor chipping at the base. Horn retains a pleasing light honey patina. 10,000 - 20,000 302

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LOT - 2293 2293 - FINE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR ENGRAVED NEW YORK MAP POWDER HORN. The curved 14-1/4” body features a faceted spout with ring at tip and two rings at base. The two-stage body is engraved with a city scape labelled “NEW YORK” below a large British crest. Other designs include a large bird perched on a branch, a large butterfly, and a map of cities, forts and waterways in New York. Labelled places include(sic) NORT RIVER, ALBANY, M-F, AGF, H-M, LAK GORGE, FWH (Fort William Henry), F. EDWOARD, SARATOG, FH, T.A, and S.W.” This is a professionally engraved horn and shows accurate details. The wooden plug is slightly convex and there are two holes on each side of the base with two old rawhide strips running across the base plug. CONDITION: Horn has a dry untouched surface, polychrome colors still visible. Some minor scattered marks from use. A very attractive French and Indian War map horn. 8,000 - 12,000

LOT - 2294 2294 - ENGRAVED LAKE GEORGE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR POWDER HORN OF JOB STILLWILL, 1758, EX. WILLIAM H. GUTHMAN. This horn has its original receipt from Guthman Americana, dated December 6th, 1999 on his letterhead. This horn was also featured in the Pennsylvania Antique Gun Collector’s Association “The Monthly Bugle”, No. 419 from September 2004, in an article by Roy Garizio; a copy is included with the horn. There are also four stereoview cards of Lake George and Sabbath Day Point. The large, curved, two stage body of the horn measures approximately 14”. The recessed spout section shows evidence that this horn once had a brass charger. The wooden plug is turned and has a large iron staple in the center. There are generous traces of red or salmon colored paint. The carved section is separated with a scalloped edge and is inscribed in large letters “JoB Stillwill his horn / Made at LAKe Georg oct ye 9 / AD 1758”. It is also decorated with foliate motifs, a small fish, a table set with bottles and goblets, an Indian with a rifle and smoking a Peace Pipe, a dog chasing a moose, a man firing a cannon inscribed “24” (probably for a 24 pounder); there is also a bird’s eye view of Lake George labeled “L G” and a depiction of a fort labeled “F E” for Fort Edward, and other depictions of forts. CONDITION: The horn retains a pleasing darker honey patina and shows a clear area of carry wear beneath the inscription and a few other scattered marks from use. Original flange for sling was broken off during the period of use and is worn smooth. This is a very attractive and historic horn with provenance to an important collection. 8,000 - 12,000

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2295 - HISTORIC ENGRAVED POWDER HORN OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER BENJAMIN CLARK DATED 1776 This identified powder horn is featured as horn #41 in the book “Engraved Powder Horns” by Nathan L. Swayze. Large tapered 19-1/2” curved dark green body, made for a left-handed man. The horn featured a turned domed base of burl wood, retained by wooden pegs. The spout with relief wedding band and faceted section with incised carving on the flats. Inscribed “BENJAMIN CLARK 1776” encircling the horn just above the base. There is also other decoration including a large two masted ship, two dogs, a fish, a bird, an unusual four-legged creature, and a mermaid. There are also some geometric circles and hearts around the horn. Benjamin Clark was a private in Captain Hamilton’s Company (seacoast). He enlisted in 1775 and his company was stationed in Barnstable, Massachusetts. CONDITION: Body shows a dark green patina with one quarter size area that appears to have been damaged from a burn and some other scattered scratches and marks from use. Some light carry wear and minor cracking to spout and minor chipping to relief ring. A few missing pegs around plug. A very nice identified powder horn. 4,000 - 6,000

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2296 - SMALL MEMENTO MORI ENGRAVED POWDER HORN OF BENJAMIN STILLWILL DATED 1759, EX. WILLIAM H. GUTHMAN. This powder horn is complete with its original receipt on “Guthman Americana” letterhead, signed by Bill Guthman himself; it is dated June of 2000 when it sold for $15,000. Guthman used this powder horn in his ads for Guthman Americana, one of which is present with the horn. the horn is also featured in the Pennsylvania Antique Gun Collector’s Association publication, “The Monthly Bugle” No. 380-382 from summer of 2001 in an article by Roy Garizio. Also included in a collection of 16 stereoview cards showing the ruins of Fort Ticonderoga shot in the 1870’s; most are by Stoddard, American Scenery, E. & H.T. Anthony, Gates, and Styles. The powder horn itself was cut down during the period of use and now measures approximately 11” overall, including its convex wooden plug retained by wood pins. The faceted spout section was also shortened, probably at the time the horn was also cut down. This horn, according to Guthman, was engraved by the “Memento Mori” engraver (see “Drums A’Beating” by William H. Guthman). The horn was made for Benjamin Stillwill, who served in the Connecticut Regiments in 1755, 1758, and 1759 as a private; he then served as a corporal in 1760, and a sergeant in 1764. Ticonderoga powder horns by known engravers are extremely rare. The main body of the horn features an engraved panel inscribed “...JAMIN STILLWILL / ...CONDEROGA : OCT 31 1759”. The horn is also decorated with attractive folky floral motifs, as well as a bird’s eye depiction of Fort Ticonderoga and the buildings within. Also included is the bulletin of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum Vol. XVI, No. 2 from 1999 which includes an article on Fort Ticonderoga powder horns. CONDITION: Horn retains a pleasing honey patina with some wear to engraving from carrying. Otherwise, very good. Spout with some minor losses during period of use. This is a scarce French and Indian War powder horn from an important and noted collection. 4,000 - 6,000 2297 - ENGRAVED FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR POWDER HORN OF DR. SAMUEL HOWE, CROWN POINT, 1759; EX. WILLIAM H. GUTHMAN. Included with this powder horn is a handwritten receipt dated November of 2001 and signed by William H. Guthman. Also included is a rare stereoview card from the 1870’s by American Scenery of the ruins at Crown Point, New York; taken at a time when the walls were still standing. The curved body measures approximately 12-1/2” overall with vase-and-ring turnings at the spout, as well as a lower relief ring about 1” above the engraved section. The horn is inscribed “Doctr / Samuel / Howe’s / Horn / Crownpoint / Novr 13th 1759”. There is also a border of foliate designs around the base and a flat wooden plug with a single hole for sling attachment. Horns inscribed to doctors are quite scarce. Guthman states in his receipt that Samuel Howe was from Connecticut and this horn was a wonderful example of the Lake George school of engravers. CONDITION: Horn retains a pleasing, light honey patina showing some light carry wear and a minor age crack at the base, as well as some chipping around the tip of the spout. A very attractive French and Indian War powder horn from a well known and well respected collector. 3,000 - 5,000

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2298 - ENGRAVED FORT EDWARDS POWDER HORN OF HORACE POWERS, DATED 1756, EX. WILLIAM H. GUTHMAN COLLECTION. This French and Indian War powder horn iincludes a receipt on Guthman Americana letterhead dated June, 2000 and signed by Bill Guthman. Also included are three 1875 stereoviews of Fort Edward taken by photographer W.H. Dunwick. One of the images is hand signed by Dunwick and all are annotated in ink, each is 7” x 3-3/8” mounted on orange cardboard cards. The horn has a tapered 15-1/2 inch curved three-stage body. Rounded spout section with three stepped rings. Other two sections separated by serrated edge. Body engraved with horizontal panel inscribed “Horace Powers his horn Made att Foart Edward Augst. ye 30th 1756”. Above and below the inscription are foliate designs. Flat wooden plug. CONDITION: Light honey patina and a dry overall surface, showing some carrying wear. Flange at base has broken off and absent, some losses and damage to spout. 2,000 - 4,000 2299 - 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. 2,000 - 4,000

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2300 - ENGRAVED FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR POWDER HORN INSCRIBED “LONDON DARY HIS HORN 1755” This Lake George School powder horn was once part of the Richard Headley Collection. This French and Indian War powder horn has engraved designs of the “Lake George School” type, identified by William H. Guthman in his book “Drums A’Beating Trumpets Sounding”. The curved measures 13 1/2”. Relief ring below spout section, which has on old period repair using string or sinew. The plug is slightly convex and inscribed with a large “M”. The horn has its original flange towards the butt for sling swivel attachment. The body is inscribed “LONDON DARY His horn / 1755”. Other designs include a colonial gentleman in a tricorn hat and frock coat, an image of an Indian warrior, a leopard, a tall ship, fish, man-in-the-moon, a compass and a deer. CONDITION: Very pleasing honey patina showing some carry wear to engraving and some scattered marks and scratches from use. Period chip to sling flange. A very nice powder horn. 1,800 - 2,500 2301 - ENGRAVED POWDER HORN OF BENJAMIN TYLER DATED 1775. The curved 16” body features a rounded spout section with ring at tip and relief ring scallop on both sides below; the engraved portion is inscribed “BENJAMIN TYLER’S HORN DECEMBER ye 11 1775”. The horn shows New England style depictions including a large house and tree, as well as eight species of avians including a depiction of what appears to be a flying crocodile-type bird. Also depicted is a three masted ship of war and a smaller sailboat, as well as a buck and a fox. The wooden plug is flat and retained by wooden pins. CONDITION: Horn retains a light honey patina and was probably cleaned at one time. The horn shows fairly significant carry wear and some scattered marks. There is some chipping, cracks, and minor losses around the base. The 3-3/4” spout section is a professional replacement and colored very well to match. The horn has attractive architecture. 1,500 - 2,500

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2302 - FOLK ART POWDER HORN ENGRAVED “BENJAMIN DIKE HIS HORN LAK GORG AUGUST 4 1759”. Curved 17” body with faceted spout and flange with two holes for sling at plug end. Wood plug. Body inscribed “BeNjAMIN DIke / HIS HOHRN / BenJam DIKE/ LAK GORG AvgEST 4 1759”. The horn is also decorated with a large “tree of life”, borders and designs, and a domed two-story building. CONDITION: Retains a pleasing light honey patina. Spout has minor cracks and losses, flange has some chipping to face. A very early and attractive Lake George powder horn. 1,500 - 2,500

2303 - LARGE ENGRAVED NAUTICAL POWDER HORN OF JOHN BLACKWOOD, DATED 1731. This large horn measures 19-1/2” overall with a large wooden plug with an iron staple for sling attachment. Relief conical spout wrapped with string to reinforce period cracking. Top section faceted, transitioning into rounded section. The horn is inscribed “JOHN. BLACK / WOOD” and “Born 1731” in large letters in a panel. The horn also is decorated with a large two masted ship with a visible anchor at the bow, as well as two smaller vessels. CONDITION: The horn retains an uncleaned yellow patina showing significant carry wear and a few scattered scratches. Some separation at butt and some minor cracking and chipping due to age. A nice and attractive large horn. 1,500 - 2,500

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2304 - ENGRAVED POWDER HORN DATED 1794. Large curved two-stage body of 16-1/2” in length with a faceted spout section followed by two scalloped relief rings. The wooden plug at the butt is convex. The body is decorated with three horizontal bands of repeating designs. The center band is dated “1794”. CONDITION: Pleasing light honey patina. Some chipping to rings below spout and one 1-1/2” age crack. Plug has some losses and flange for sling is absent. A nice horn with appealing architecture. 1,200 - 1,800

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2305 - ENGRAVED FOLK ART POWDER HORN. Ohio joined the Union as the 17th state in 1803. Because of this, this horn, which shows a 16 star flag, was probably made between 1795 and 1803. The curved tapered body measures about 10-1/4” overall with a fluted conical spout and a convex wooden plug with an eye for sling attachment. The horn has several carved rings and serrated rings near the top of the decorated section. The upper section is faceted. The horn is decorated with a cartouche around the initials “I*C”, a sixteen star American flag on a post, the initials “JP”, a folk art star, and several New England style trees and birds. CONDITION: Dry surface with a honey patina, a few scattered scratches and marks from use. Plug missing a chip and a few small areas of insect damage around base. A very nice and attractive folk art powder horn in great as found condition. 1,000 - 2,500

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2306 - 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. 1,000 - 1,500

2307 - FOLK ART DECORATED ENGRAVED POWDER HORN. Tapered 18” curved body with conical 1” spout. Body decorated with a series of Pennsylvania German style folk art pinwheels or compasses. Domed wooden convex plug with small nail in center. CONDITION: Horn shows a natural greenish hue with dark honey patina, possibly caused by an old coat of varnish. Some decoration shows carry wear. A very attractive folk art powder horn. 800 - 1,200

LOT - 2308 LOT - 2309 2308 - ENGRAVED FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR POWDER HORN INSCRIBED “SAMUEL HARE 1757”. Samuel Hare is listed in the “Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French and Indian War” by the Connecticut Historial Society. On page 114, he is listed a soldier in 1756 of theSecond Regiment, Third Company under Major Starr of Middletown, CT. He was stationed at Fort William Henry. The horn has a tapered 9-1/2” curved body. Relief ring near spout and serrations around butt end with a serrated flange for sling. Front of body inscribed “SAMVEL HARE OCT ye 1757”. Wooden plug also inscribed “SAMUEL HARE” in block letters within two engraved concentric circles. CONDITION: Spout may be slightly shortened, mellow patina with some scattered minor scratches from use. Relief ring and mouth of spout show minor chipping. Included with this lot is a handwritten letter from Tom Grinslade regarding the horn and Samuel Hare. Also, there is a copy from rolls of the pages where his name is listed. 800 - 1,500

2309 - LOT OF 2: AN 18TH CENTURY SPANISH WOOD POWDER FLASK TOGETHER WITH A 17TH CENTURY GERMAN BOXWOOD POWDER FLASK. Lot consists of (A) A good iron mounted Spanish powder flask, 8 1/2” long, with engraved, pieced, belt hook, carrying ring, and well forged spout and spring. CONDITION: Very good, clear engraving on belt hook, horn beautifully fluted with none of the usual horn worm defects. (B) German 17th century boxwood powder flask, 5” in diameter, bound with iron and with iron spout. CONDITION: Untouched throughout, worn, and obviously heavily used but most attractive. Good for any collector of Spanish miquelets and wheelock firearms. PROVENANCE From the Collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. 800 - 1,200

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2310 - LARGE FOLK ART ENGRAVED POWDER HORN WITH ATTRACTIVE ARCHITECTURE. This unusual powder horn measures approximately 18” overall with a two stage spout section, divided by relief wedding band with two holes for sling attachment. Section below ring is faceted and main engraved portion is separated by a scalloped edge. Front of the horn is engraved with a large leafy branch and a crude quadruped. The back portion of the horn has a large recessed panel, possibly where an inscription once was. The removal of this area was intentional and done during the period, perhaps made like this. Shaped convex wood base retained by iron pins and carved to contour the flange at the base which has two holes for sling attachment. The horn has very attractive architecture. CONDITION: Horn retains a pleasing honey patina and shows some wear from carrying and scattered marks. Back of the horn has a couple small areas of insect damage. Otherwise, very good. 700 - 1,500

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2311 - LOT CONSISTS OF: 3 SCREW-TIP POWDER HORNS. Lot consists of: (A) A fine and attractive Berks County, Pennsylvania screw-tip powder horn with collar at spout and original turned screw tip. Measures 14” overall. Convex wood butt with turnings and integral wooden knob. Complete with later beaded sling. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining a nice, honey patina and in nearly pristine condition. (B) Small Lancaster County screw-tip powder horn measuring about 9” overall with wood plug decorated in typical Lancaster style. Fitted with a staple for sling on top and near tip. CONDITION: Very good, showing minor marks from use. (C) Plain horn with faceted relief carved spout and turned butt with removable screw plug, measures 13” overall. CONDITION: Good, some minor cracks near base, A few scattered marks, and some damage to threads on plug. 500 - 800 2312 - LOT OF 4: 18TH AND EARLY 19TH CENTURY POWDER HORNS. Lot consists of: (A) Powder horn engraved with an owl surrounded by two flowers and dated 1800. (B) Plain powder horn with a leather repair at the butt. (C) Large powder horn with well carved, faceted spout; dark color, and slightly convex wood plug; carved “1776 N CLARK”. (D) Plain powder horn with wooden screw in plug. CONDITION: All show some wear and scattered marks from use, as well as some minor cracking. 500 - 700

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2313 - LOT OF 7: POWDER HORNS. Lot consists of: Large folk art decorated powder horn with a series of Pennsylvania German star designs, an Artillery horn with brass charger and screw-in plug at butt, a two stage powder horn engraved with a ship and the initials “BB”, as well as a sea serpent; a small powder horn with a ship and other designs, another small powder horn engraved with a ship and the initials “SMTWTFS”, a small plain powder horn with brass tacks around base, and a small powder horn with the initials “CB” on butt and a series of turnings at spout. CONDITION: All showing wear and some cracking, and scattered marks from use. 500 - 800 2314 - GENERALFELDMARSHALL HINDENBURG BRONZE. Imperial German WWI Generalfeldmarshall Hindenburg bronze with an overall height of 14 inches, and dated “5 Okt. 1915”, given to celebrate the 25th anniversary of a festival for the volunteer fire department in Friedrichshagen, Germany. Bronze is loose, but could be tightened, and two of the four pins mounting the plate are missing. CONDITION: Very good. 300 - 700

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LOT - 2315 2315 - LOT OF 4: COMPLETE PROFESSIONALLY FRAMED WORLD WAR I SET OF FOUR RED CROSS POSTERS. Offered is a complete set of four World War I Red Cross posters that were professionally framed in like frames to display as a complete set. They are numbered 1-4 on bottom right corner for the 2nd war fund. Each poster measures 27-1/2” x 20-1/2” and are framed to 29-1/2” x 22-1/2”. All are matted. Color scheme is a patriotic red, white and blue. Each features the bold Red Cross in center with different inspirational message on each poster. CONDITION: All of the posters are in excellent to near mint conditon, bright white back ground and brilliant un-faded color with barely visible original mailing fold lines and some minor wear to the outer blue border. (A) has modest crease at bottom, (B) has few minor age spots, (D) has horizontal light crease at bottom. The early series was easier to get as they produced fewer posters as the series neared the end. This is the first complete set we have ever seen and are quite eye appealing. 1,200 - 2,000

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2316 - LARGE U.S. MARINES RECRUITING POSTER, CIRCA 1905-1910. This 28 - 1/2”x38 - 1/2” poster is the only of its type we have ever encountered. We are dating this piece to 1905-1910 as the seven images of marines in action deal with the Spanish American War, The Banana Wars, and The Boxer Rebellion. All but one of the images features palm trees which helps us place location of action and one features a marine being pulled in a rickshaw dating to the Boxer Rebellion of 1905. The images are woodblock prints, the largest of which features marines in action at Manilla Bay in 1898. It was issued in Springfield Missouri and is one of the earliest Marine recruiting posters that we are aware of. CONDITION: This rare poster does have some issues. There is overall toning, the lower right corner is missing, there is some edge chipping and tears and some water staining on the upper half. There has never been an attempt to restore this poster which is eminently possible for someone wishing to upgrade its condition and eye appeal. Regardless it is so rare and so early, this would be a landmark acquisition for any military poster collector or marine core afishionado. This large poster is matted and framed to 40”x50”, under plexiglass which reduces the weight. 1,000 - 2,000 2317 - LOT OF 3: WORLD WAR II POSTERS FEATURING HITLER, MUSSOLINI, HIROHITO. Lot consists of: (A) Features the sinister large images of Hitler and Hirohito against the background of a burning forest, issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to prevent forest fires. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint. (B) A comical 1943 poster entitled “We’ve made a monkey out of you”. Features Uncle Sam as an organ grinder with a monkey caricature of Hitler in front of the white house with laughing characters representing Great Britain, Russia, and China. CONDITION: Excellent with some minor handling marks. (C) A beautiful color print that features a cowboy being stabbed in the back by Hirohito wearing a Nazi insignia as well, with Mussolini and Hitler in the background. Print is stamped December 7th, 1941 by Arthur Szyk, who was a Polish-Jewish artist who worked primarily as a book illustrator and political artist throughout his career. CONDITION: This beautiful color image is near mint. (A) measures 22”x 20”. (B) Measures 15”x20”. (C) Image measure 9”x12”, matted and framed to 16”x20”. 900 - 1,200

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2318 - LOT OF 3: WORLD WAR II AVIATION THEMED POSTERS. Lot consists of: (A) Features a fighter pilot looking to the skies while climbing into the cockpit of his fighter plane that features six Japanese kill flags. It was issued in 1942 to support the bond drive. CONDITION: It has the usual folds and some tape residue at bottom that does not interfere with image, colors are brilliant. (B) Features a airborne paratrooper jumping while clutching his M1 Garand. This is an interesting crossover collectible as it was produced for Tydol Gasoline and Vedol Motor Oil. Imploring Americans to take care of their cars. CONDITON: No fold lines, average toning, colors are brilliant. (C) Features airborne solider armed with his Thompson as dozens of paratroopers are landing. This is part of the 1943 war bond drive. CONDITION: Usual folds, excellent condition, brilliant colors. All three are framed and all measure 20”x28”. 900 - 1,200

2320 - LOT OF 3: WORLD WAR ONE POSTERS. 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. (A) measures 15”x20” (B) measures 20”x30” (C) measures 21”X32”. 900 - 1,200

2319 - LOT OF 3: GRAPHIC COMBAT WORLD WAR II POSTERS. Lot consists of: (A) Dated 1942, titled “Attack, Attack, Attack”. Lots of beautiful full color action featuring the sky filled with bombers, warships off the beach, tanks, and infantrymen leaving the beach armed with M1 Garands and machine guns. It looks like a D-Day invasion, although two years earlier. CONDITION: Excellent condition with just the usual mailing folds. (B) Graphic full color action scene of airborne parachute attack. Features soldier, front and center, with his Thompson machine gun. CONDITION: Excellent with usual mailing folds. (C) 1943 dated poster featuring a soldier behind barbed wire launching a hand grenade. CONDITION: This poster does have some chipping and foxing along the borders, but colors are still brilliant. Very visual and balanced poster from an artistic standpoint. All three posters are framed, and exhibit exciting visual action scenes with brilliant colors. (A), (B), and (C) measure 22”x28”. 900 - 1,400

2321 - LOT OF 3: WORLD WAR I ERA LIBERTY LOANS/BONDS POSTERS. Lot consists of three of World War I posters dealing with Liberty bonds and loans. (A) Features a wounded infantryman standing on the frontlines wielding his 1903 Springfield rifle and carrying with him three German helmets as souvenirs. CONDITION: Very good to excellent condition. The top left corner does have some light chipping into the background only and some moderate foxing along left side that goes into the background. Brilliant colors. (B) For Home and Country. Shows a returning soldier with his wife and child. CONDITION: Beautiful bright image, overall toning to the background, but there is some severe chipping on the lower 1/3 of the right corner and along the bottom that can be seen in the photographs. The image is classic and quotes “What we are fighting for. Home & Hearth.” (C) “Beat Back the Hun.” It is featuring a menacing German solider with blood dripping off his hands and bayonet as he crushes a destroyed village. CONDITION: Brilliant colors, excellent condition with just some light toning. A very graphic WWI poster. (A) and (B) measure 30”x40”. (C) measures 20”x30 - 1/2”. All three are framed with no matting. 800 - 1,200

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2322 - LOT OF 3: RELIGIOUS THEMED WWII POSTERS (NORMAN ROCKWELL). (A) This first war bond poster was created by Norman Rockwell for the Saturday Evening Post entitled “Save Freedom of Worship” with the very well known image of American at worship from different religions and walks of life. CONDITION: Has usual folds and light water staining on upper left and lower right borders only, with some foxing at base. Colors are fine. (B) “Strong in the strength of the Lord” features three arms and hands two of which are workmen while the middle hand holds an M1 Garand. Dated 1942 during the first year of the war. Very visual and artistic rendering. CONDITION: Has usual folds, bright colors. Mounted right corner of glass is broken and will need replacing. (C) “A careless word another cross”. A very minimalist art approach that simply features a wooden cross, a bandolier, and a helmet on a desolate sparse unadorned background. Dated 1943. CONDITION: Usual mail folds, excellent condition. (A) measures 20” by 28” (B) measures 28” by 40” (C) measures 28” by 40”. 800 - 1,200

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2323 - INCREDIBLY RARE U.S. MARINES FULL COLOR LARGE FORMAT RECRUITING POSTER, CIRCA 1913. We are dating this poster circa 1913 as there are sixteen postcard size actual black and white photographed images, one of which is entitled “Marines searching Mexicans for arms.” which would indicate Pancho Villa era. Numerous other photographs include military exercises along with the Marine Band, baseball, football, and bowling. The center image is done in full color features two Marines signaling battleships somewhere in the South Pacific. CONDITION: Picture has numerous wrinkles and a few small punctures, but displays beautifully, given the rarity of any pre-World War I Marine poster, this example is still a prize. It comes backed in shrink wrap, ready for framing. 800 - 1,200 2324 - LOT OF 3: WORLD WAR I POSTERS/BANNER. Lot consists of: (A) 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. (B) 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. (C) 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 29-1/2” x 33-1/2”, (B) measures 20” x 30”, (C) measures 20” x 27”. 800 - 1,200

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2325 - LOT OF 2: WORLD WAR II U.S. AIR CORP POSTERS Lot consists of: (A) Dated 1944, deals with the aerial war over in the Pacific. Features a B-29 machine gunner, his hands clutching the machinegun with a Japanese Zero in flames behind him. Produced to promote war bonds. Color and image is striking. CONDITION: Usual fold lines, has chipping on upper left corner and left border and some foxing running to the image that is minimal. (B) Features the B-17 bombers of the U.S. Army, showing the turret gun and forward guns on the B-17 superposed against the American flag, entitled “Keep em flying”, dated 1942. CONDITION: No mail folds, has minor foxing along border only, brilliant colors. (A) measures 30”x39” (B) measures 25 - 1/2”x38 - 1/2”. 700 - 1,100

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2326 - LOT OF 3: WORLD WAR II NAVY RELATED POSTERS. Lot consists of: (A) This is a graphic poster in memory of the U.S.S. Dorado Navy submarine commissioned in May of 1943 and destroyed on October 12th 1943 off the coast of Panama, allegedly by U-Boat 214. All hands were lost. CONDITION: Poster is in excellent to near mint condition. (B) A great image of a sailor about to board his ship with the warning “If you tell where he’s going he may never get there!” CONDITION: Near mint with beautiful color and a clean white background. (C) An ominous image of a drowning sailor with the simple warning “Someone talked!”. Drowning sailor is pointing his finger directly at the viewer as he takes his last breath. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint condition with just the usual mailing fold. All three are framed (A) + (B) measure 20”x28” and (C) measures 20”x40 1/2”. 600 - 900 2327 - LOT OF 3: WORLD WAR II PACIFIC THEATER POSTERS. Lot consists of: (A) Dated 1943, is a graphic illustrated image of a dead sailor washed up on shore. Simply stated “ A careless word... A needless loss.” CONDITION: Usual mailing folds, touch of corner wear and a few minor border scuffs in black background. (B) Features a soldier with his 1903 Springfield captioned “We have just begun to fight!” Done in black and white charcoal image with red header, dated 1943. List of battles to right, beginning with the island of Pearl Harbor, the islands of Bataan, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, and New Guinea. Then moving to the battles of Africa to include Tanisia and Algiers, along with Casablanca and the Bismark Sea. CONDITION: Usual folds, off white manila background. (C) The most graphic of the lot features a hardened veteran staring down at a drawing of the island of Japan, simply titled “Next” in blood red and a vignette of a United States bomb landing on the Japanese flag. It is dated 1944. CONDITION: Usual mailing folds, excellent to near mint condition. With brilliant color. All three are framed, but (A) has no glass. All three measure 22 - 1/2” by 28 - 1/2”. 600 - 1,000 2328 - LOT OF 3: MID-WORLD WAR II POSTERS. Lot consists of a rather diverse grouping. (A) 1943 dated poster. Features the minutemen of 1778 juxtaposed to the 1943 U.S. Army. Entitled “Americans will always fight for liberty”. CONDITION: Has usual mail folds, brilliant color. (B) Black and white image with red highlights. Features a Russian soldier breaking the Nazi chain. CONDITION: Usual folds, excellent condition. Later printing. (C) 1943 war bond poster entitled “Doing all you can brother?”. Features a larger than life image of a wounded U.S. Army lieutenant, set against a desolate war torn background. CONDITION: Has usual folds, and is very clean. (A) and (C) measure 28” x 40”, (B) measures 24” x 30”. 600 - 900 2329 - LOT OF 2: WORLD WAR II RECRUITING POSTERS. Lot consists of: (A) Recruiting poster for young men age eighteen to twenty-six for the Army Air Corps Bomber Squadron. Entitled “Keep ‘Em Flying!” Features an image of three bombers flying above a bomber crew studying an aerial map. This is a real photo poster that features actual serviceman, dated 1942. The captain has a great flying jacket with leather patch, featuring an alligator. The photo was courtesy of the Saturday Evening Post. CONDITION: Has usual mailing folds, light edged wear, and brilliant color. This poster came out at a time where the bomber crew death rate was astronomical, and considered the most dangerous of all duty during the Second World War. (B) Extremely scarce recruiting poster for the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps. That features a beautiful woman in uniform set against a blue background. CONDITION: Has usual folds, but is in excellent condition with nice white border and brilliant colors. (A) measures 24”x36”, (B) measures 20”x28”. 600 - 900

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LOT - 2330 2330 - LOT OF 8: WAR POSTERS. Lot consists of: A) 1943 War bond poster with wounded soldier. CONDITION: General overall wear on all edges, all four corners are clipped, usual mailing line. Measures 22”x28” (B) 1943 war bond poster shows young child wearing his fathers Medal of Honor and holding his second lieutenant hat, with tears streaming down his face. CONDITION: Usual folds with separation and edge wear, bright colors. Measures 22”x28”. (C) War bond heavy cardboard 1942 poster featuring soldier with M1 Garand and a declaration of war specifically targeting Japan. CONDITION: Usual corner wear, overall excellent. Measures 22”x28” (D) A 1955 full color cardboard United States Marine recruiting trolley car sign. CONDITION: Excellent with age spotting. Measures 11”x21”. (E) United States Marine 1951 Korean War cardboard trolley car recruiting sign. Full color red, white, and blue. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Measure 28”x11” (F) Dated 1943, “We had just begun to fight.”. Listing early battles from Pearl Harbor to Tunisia. With charcoal image of soldier with 1903 springfield rifle. CONDITION: Usual folds, excellent condition. Measures 20”x28”. (G) 1945 war bond poster that features the liberty torch alongside a hand clutching one hundred dollar bonds in the same manner. CONDITION: Usual folds, nice borders, framed. Measures 22x28”. (H) Print of a piece of artwork from Paul Fretts depicting a U.S. Helicopter and two tanks. CONDITION: Good, unframed, with slight foxing at edges, does not appear on image. 600 - 1,000

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2331 - LOT OF 4: UNCLE SAM, PEARL HARBOR, F.D.R. POSTERS. Lot consists of: (A) A James Montegomery Flagg recruiting poster that appears to be a later reissue, originally issued in WWI. CONDITION: Poster is missing the bottom right and top left corners, with a small chip on bottom left. There is some fading. The U.S. Government reprinted the original in a smaller size for use in WWII. (B) Uncle Sam with finger to lips, indicating the fear of foreign spies and the need to keep quiet about war efforts. CONDITION: The top fold is separating, otherwise excellent condition with some remains of old tape on corners. (C) Is a dramatic poster featuring a tattered American flag with the quote “Remember December 7th” and shows the smoke from the burning ships at Pearl Harbor in the background with the quote from the Gettysburg Address “...we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain...” CONDITION: Excellent to near mint condition. (D) Is a poster of a quote from President Franklin D. Roosevelt reading “Having seen the quality of the work and of the workers on our production lines - and coupling these first-hand observations with the reports of actual performance of our weapons on the fighting fronts - I can say to you that we are getting ahead of our enemies in the battle of production.” Features a black and white image of Franklin getting updates from various officers of the army and navy. CONDITION: Excellent condition with usual fold lines. (A) and (B) measure 20”x28”. (C) and (D) measure 28”x40”. 500 - 800 2332 - LOT OF 5: WORLD WAR I AND WORLD WAR II RED CROSS POSTERS. Lot consists of: (A) A 1919 Service Flag poster with instructions with a 1919 lapel pin. The instructions state “Only Red Cross members are permitted to display this service flag.” Instructions and pin are framed with the service flag, which is basically a small paper poster featuring the Red Cross. CONDITION: Poster shows minor creases and losses around edges. (B) Dated 1920 features the Red Cross simply stating “We belong, 100% Strong.” CONDITION: Usual mailing folds, excellent condition. (C) A 1943 poster stating “Your Red Cross is at his side”. Features a solider at the front with his M1 Garand along with a Red Cross male and female superposed in the background. CONDITION: Usual mailing folds, excellent condition. (D) A 1943 “Word of thanks” from the Red Cross. CONDITION: Usual mailing folds, excellent condition. (E) Red Cross recruiting poster featuring families with their hands upraised facing the cross as if it is their salvation. CONDITION: Excellent condition with no folds. (A) measures 7 - 1/2”x11” framed 12”x17” (B) 20”x30” (C) 24”x30” (D) 22”x28” (E) 20”x30”. 500 - 800 314

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2333 - LOT OF 5: WWII “WAR AT HOME” POSTERS. Lot consists of five posters dealing with the war at home. (A) Printed in 1943, this poster deals with conserving electricity, communications, water, and transportation. CONDITION: Usual mail folds, excellent condition. (B) Pictures a small boy in his navy uniform putting money in his piggy bank to buy war bonds. CONDITION: No folds, minor corner wear. (C) House wife with her seven key plan to hold prices down. CONDITION: Excellent condition, usual mailing folds, with clean white background. (D) Red Cross poster in a 1919 design, reprinted for WWII on a heavy poster board. CONDITION: No mail folds, but has some minor foxing to the edges. (E) Dates to WWI, a cardboard die-cut “Ring me again” third liberty loan that was meant to be put on a doorknob. CONDITION: Has been glued to poster board background. Slight fading, but excellent and very scarce. (A) measures 20”x28” (B) measures 21”x28” (C) measures 22”x30” (D) measures 18”x24” (E) measures 13 - 1/2”x10”. 400 - 600 2334 - ARTIST PROOF MORT KUNSTLER “VICTORY RODE THE RAILS” MUSEUM QUALITY FRAMED PRINT. Executed in 2005 is this incredible artist proof print 11 of 100 by the famed artist Mort Kunstler noted for his famed Civil War images. Entitled “Victory Rode the Rails” is based on the new Confederate recruits during the early part of the 1861 campaign, the first year of conflict. It pictures General Tomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson , a VMI instructor promoted to Brigadier General at the start of the war. The fresh and not yet battle tested boys in gray are off to war, boarding a train with sweethearts bidding farewell with baskets of food as if going to a 4th of July picnic. The print is dramatic and yet sad in a sense as these young and naïve boys eagerly plunged into the worst catastrophe in US history instead of the lark that they anticipated. Includes a certificate of authenticity on the back. Print size; 15” x 30”. Museum quality frame size: 21”x35”. Produced in fine offset lithography on archival art paper. CONDITION: Fine. 400 - 800 2335 - ARTIST PROOF MUSEUM QUALITY FRAMED MORT KUNSTLER “COURAGE IN BLUE” CIVIL WAR PRINT. Executed in 2002 is this incredible artist proof print 42 of 95 by the famed artist Mort Kunstler noted for his famed Civil War images. Entitled “Courage in Blue” is based on the heroic yet devastating Battle of Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862 during the second full year of the four year conflict that claimed over 600,000 American lives. Burnsides Army of the Potomac attempted to lay siege to the Confederate entrenchment at Marye’s Heights of General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. After numerous fruitless assaults, one last attempt was made by the 20th Maine led by Medal of Honor recipient Joshua Chamberlain. This assault failed as did all the others and the 20th spent the night amongst the dead bodies of their friends and fellow soldiers before ordered out the next day. The print is dramatic with Chamberlain in the center behind the American flag as his beloved 20th Maine amidst his fallen and still fighting comrades. Has a certificate of authenticity on the back. Print size; 14 3/4” x 23”. Museum quality frame size: 20-1/4” x 28”. Produced in fine offset lithography on archival art paper. CONDITION: Fine. 400 - 800 2336 - DOUBLE SIDED PORCELAIN & STEEL U.S. ARMY & AIR FORCE RECRUITING SIGN. This is a vintage recruiting sign that measures 25” wide and 38” tall. One side is an Army recruitment while the obverse is Air Force. Color scheme is red, white and blue porcelain. Sign is post 1947 as that is the year that the Air Force became a separate entity of the armed forces. Most likely Vietnam era. No dating or printers mark on sign. CONDITION: The sign has overall edge chipping and a few flaws on both sides from something that has chipped the finish. Colors are bright. 200 - 400

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2337 - CUSTER OIL PAINTING “IN THE VALLEY” FEATURED ON MAN AT ARMS MAGAZINE COVER. Original oil on canvas painted by noted Custer historian and artist Ralph Heinz of Rollins, Montana. This captures the moment that Custer sees the true size of the hostile village for the first time. Painting is beautifully executed with Custer accurately portrayed wearing his custom made woolen campaign shirt with buckskin trousers and red scarf. He is armed with two RIC British bulldog revolvers, and a Remington No. 1 sporting rifle in .50-70 cal. In a letter written years after the battle, Lt. Edward Godfrey, of K Company, 7th Cavalry, mentions that during the expedition that culminated in the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Custer was carrying “two Bulldog self-cocking, English white-handled pistols with a ring in the butt for a lanyard, a Remington rifle, octagonal barrel; a hunting knife in a beaded, fringed scabbard; and a canvas cartridge belt.” This painting received notoriety when it was featured on the cover of Man-At-Arms magazine in August, 1995. The magazine is the NRA sponsored journal for the American arms collector. CONDITION: Excellent overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 4,000 - 6,000 LOT - 2339 2338 - IN THE BLACK HILLS OIL PAINTING BY RALPH HEINZ. Original oil on board painting featuring Custer in front of his tent on the 1874 expedition into the Black Hills. Heinz is known for his commitment to accuracy and Custer’s weapons and equipment are shown in amazing detail. He is outfitted in his custom made buckskins and M1872 black felt campaign hat. He is holding his No. 1 Remington sporting rifle in .50-70 caliber, along with his holstered RIC Bulldog revolvers and Arikara beaded knife case on his belt with regulation eagle plate. CONDITION: Excellent overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 4,000 - 6,000 2339 - ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING “TRUMPETER FISHER AND LIEUTENANT HODGSON” BY RALPH HEINZ. Oil on board painting features 7th Cavalry Trumpeter Fisher on horseback trying to pull 2nd Lt. Benjamin Hubert Hodgson out of a river during the Battle of Little Big Horn on June 25, 1876. Painted on commission for the Custer Battlefield Preservation Committee in 1986. CONDITION: Painting is custom framed and is in excellent condition. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 4,000 - 6,000 316

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2340 - 19TH CENTURY LITHO PRINT “BATTLE OF THE BIG HORN” BY KURZ & ALLISON. Original chromolitho print of the ‘Battle of the Big Horn, (depicting death of Gen. Custer), published by Kurz & Allison Art Publishers, Chicago, 1889. CONDITION: This print seldom surfaces and when it does they normally have condition issues, this one is excellent. Archival framed and matted. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 2,000 - 4,000

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2341 - CUSTER’S LAST CHARGE FRAMED 1876 LITHO PRINT. Seldom seen chromolitho print titled: “CUSTER’S LAST CHARGE.” Creator was a Feador Fuchs in late 1876, this is known to be the first artistic rendition of the battle that the American public saw. Fuchs was an artist for the Milwaukee Litho. & Engr. Co. Dynamic and swirling scene of Custer’s last stand at Little Big Horn, Montana, 1876 with US soldiers and Indians fighting on horseback. General George Armstrong Custer, holding sword overhead, fights in the center of the melee. Indians and troopers are armed with rifles, lances, swords, tomahawks, etc. CONDITION: Nice crisp colors with no water damage or foxing. Only a few of these prints have survived with most being in educational institutions or museum holdings. Professionally framed and mounted. 2,000 - 4,000 2342 - LOT OF 5: ORIGINAL PAINTINGS BY NOTED HISTORIAN AND WEST POINT MUSEUM CURATOR MIKE MCAFEE. Lot consists of: (A) Watercolor/gouache and ink of Lt Col Custer in his 1872 full dress uniform holding his helmet and with his other hand resting on his cavalry saber. (B) Watercolor/gouache and ink of Lt Col Custer in his private purchase buckskin outfit that he wore during the 1874 Black Hills Expedition. His hand is resting on a Officer’s Trapdoor sporting rifle. (C) Watercolor and ink of an enlisted cavalryman in pattern 1902 uniform. (D) Watercolor and ink of 7th Cavalry officer in full dress uniform circa 1876. (E) Original multi-media artwork by illustrator Gerry Embleton. Gerry was an illustrator for the famed “Men-at-Arms” series of books by Osprey publishing. This plate however, was commissioned for the book: ‘MILITARY DRESS IN NORTH AMERICA’ by Martin Windrow. Featured are various troopers and an Apache Scout of the Indian Wars period. CONDITION: All are excellent and archival framed and matted. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,000 - 1,500

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LOT - 2343 2343 - 1904 ANHEUSER-BUSCH PRINT “CUSTER’S LAST FIGHT”. Original litho print by Milwaukee Lithograph Co. Archivally framed and matted. CONDITION: Very good overall. 800 - 1,200 2344 - APPALOOSA OIL PAINTING BY MIKE LARSEN. Commissioned by the Oklahoma Art Center in 1979, this original oil features a mounted Plains warrior holding a buffalo shield and lance. He is leading a war or hunting party that is emerging from the tree line in the background. CONDITION: Excellent overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 800 - 1,200 2345 - LOT OF 2: LIMITED EDITION CIVIL WAR PRINTS. Lot consists of: (A) “Letter from Home” by Mort Kunstler. Subject; The Army of Northern Virginia 1863 Confederate night camp. Number 266 of 1150 produced. Image size; 19 1/2” x 15 3/4” . Museum quality matted and framed to 25 1/2” x 20 3/4” Off set lithography and 100% rag with fade resistant inks. CONDITION: Very fine. (B) “His Supreme Moment” Subject; Lee’s supreme moment after the Battle of Chancellorsville. Issue 399/950 in the year 2000. Image size 26 14” x 22”. Museum quality matted and framed to 32 1/4” x 27”. CONDITION: Very fine. In 1986, more than two hundred Künstler artworks were published in the book, The American Spirit - The Paintings of Mort Künstler, with text by famed historian Henry Steele Commager. An updated edition of The American Spirit was published in 1994 by Rutledge Hill Press. Images of the Civil War - The Paintings of Mort Künstler, with text by Pulitzer Prize winning author James McPherson, was published in 1992. Gettysburg - The Paintings of Mort Künstler, also with text by James McPherson was published by Turner Publishing as a companion piece to the epic feature film and mini-series Gettysburg. In 1993, a one-hour television special, entitled Images of the Civil War - The Paintings of Mort Künstler, was shown on the A&E network. Both of these prints are out of print and very special attention was paid to the framing and matting. A great pair of limited prints from a master of Civil War images. Both items are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. 800 - 1,200

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2346 - LOT OF 3: THREE INDIAN WARS AND CUSTER RELATED FRAMED PRINTS. Lot consists of: (A) Chromolithograph of “Cavalry Pursuing Indians–1876.” From ‘The United States Army and Navy’ folio. Werner Company, Akron, Ohio 1899. (B) Three original pencil sketches by Lorence F. Bjorklund of a standing cavalry trooper, mounted Plains Indian, and a dismounted cavalry trooper pulling his horse up an incline. (C) “Custer’s Last Stand” by Theodore Baldwin Pittman, Copyright and printed by John S. duMont. CONDITION: All items are professionally framed and matted and in excellent condition overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 300 - 500 318

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2347 - CUSTER’S PERSONAL 1867-1868 INDIAN WARS FIELD MAP AND SIGNED CUSTER CDV. This historically important map was the one that Lt. Col. G.A. Custer used in July of 1867 on his march from Fort Hayes, Kansas on the summer Indian campaign which ended at Fort Wallace, Kansas. Our research has shown that it is one of the only Custer used maps from the Civil War or Indian Wars period extant. This map was purchased from his grand niece, Miss Margaret Custer, who lived across the road from the Custer farmhouse with her sister Miriam and her father James Calhoun Custer. She had taken it from the Custer farmhouse attic years earlier. Map is a linen tracing on cloth of General Custer’s line of march during his Indian hunting campaign in July of 1867. Rendered in a horizontal format 19.5” x 23”, with a scale of 4.5” = 50 miles. Drawn in black India ink overall, but showing Custer’s and Major Elliot’s lines of march in red ink. Custer’s campsites are annotated in black ink and each is dated. Elliot’s campsites are in red ink, and each is dated. The line of Custer’s march originated at Fort Hayes, headed north, then returned to Fort Wallace. They traveled as far north as the South Fork of the North Platte River, then south to the Smoky Hill River. Custer had taken 1100 of his troopers on a campaign to quell Indian uprisings that had threatened white settlers for three years. During this time a Lt. Lyman S. Kidder was carrying dispatches to Custer from Gen. William T. Sherman at Fort Sedgewick, Colorado, 90 miles Northwest of Custer’s camp in June 1867. Kidder and his 10 man patrol were subsequently wiped out and killed to a man by a large war party that was known to be roaming the area. Detailed to recover the bodies was Lt. Fred Beecher, Civil War veteran and nephew of famous abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of ‘UNCLE TOM’S CABIN.” He had been assigned to Fort Wallace to erect many of the buildings used for protection against the constant Sioux and Cheyenne Raids. In August of 1868, five months after his involvement with the Kidder affair, Beecher was second in command of the Forsyth scouts under Col. George Forsyth. This unit was ambushed by 1000 Cheyenne warriors on the Arickaree Fork of the Republican River in northeastern Colorado on Sept 17, 1868 and lLt. Beecher lost his life on what is now known as the Battle of Beecher’s Island. This map is from LOT - 2347 a very important period in the volatile history of the Indian Wars and is extremely detailed. It is a treasure trove of knowledge and a look into the Indian suppression campaigns of Custer and how he campaigned. Map is archivally framed and matted and also includes original albumen sepia toned CDV’s of Custer in his 7th Cavalry dress uniform along with wife Elizabeth. The Custer CDV is from the Mora studio and is signed in Custer’s hand to the reverse; “G. Custer Lieut Col 7th Cavalry U.S.A.” Also included are two original issues of Harper’s Weekly that detail incidents from the campaign. Map is signed by the cartographer, “Henry Jackson, 7th U.S. Cavalry.” Jackson was the Captain of C Troop, 7th Cavalry. He commanded this troop at Wounded Knee and White Clay. He had been with the regiment since 1866, but was on detached service in June 1876 during the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Jackson retired from the Army as a Colonel in 1901. He was promoted to Brigadier General from the retired list in 1904, and died in 1908. CONDITION: Excellent overall. PROVENANCE: Obtained from Miss Margaret Custer by early Americana dealer George Lower owner of the Gettysburg Sutler in 1961. Used as an illustration on pages 14 and 15 of the ‘COURT MARTIAL OF GENERAL GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER’ (University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1968). Also featured in the book, ‘FIND CUSTER - THE KIDDER TRAGEDY’ by Randy Johnson and Nancy P. Allan. From Mr. Lower to Custer historian Dr. Lawrence A. Frost to Dr. Frank Wagner’s cavalry museum collection. 20,000 - 30,000

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LOT - 2348 2348 - LOT OF TWO FRAMED FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR MAPS: BATTLE AT LAKE GEORGE AND COUNTRY BETWEEN CROWN POINT AND FORT EDWARD. Comprising: A) A framed 12” by 20” (25” x 16-1/4” framed) etching, hand colored and titled “A Prospective View of the Battle fought near Lake George on the 8th of Sept. 1755 between 2000 English with 250 Mohawks under the command of Genl. Johnson & 2500 French & Indians under the command of Genl. Dieskau in which the English were victorious captivating the French Genl. with a number of his men, killing 700 & putting the rest to flight.” At the bottom “Copied from an Engraving in the N.Y. State Library, published according to Act of Parliament the 2nd 1756. Lith of Richard H. Pease Albany in 1752.” CONDITION: Some staining in lower left corner and four vertical fold lines, one minor tear center of left edge. B) Small document dated 1759 written from Crown Point by Ensign Saml. Teylor, a small engraved map showing Crown Point to Fort Edward, measures 7-1/2 by 4-1/2”. Also included is a small note dated 1757 from Fort Edward. Framed, measures 23-1/2” by 14”. CONDITION: Very good, some minor staining and minor losses to edges on top document. 400 - 600

LOT - 2349 2349 - 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. 2,000 - 4,000 320

LOT - 2350 2350 - 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. 1,500 - 2,000

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2351 - BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIGHORN “INDIAN VICTOR” BRONZE BY ROGERS ASTON. Limited edition bronze titled: ‘INDIAN VICTOR.’ Two Indian warriors are depicted in the vignette enjoying the spoils of war from their victory over Custer’s 7th Cavalry. They are holding M-1873 Springfield carbines and one warrior is blowing a bugle while the other sports a kepi. Other discarded “trapdoor” carbines and Colt single action .45 caliber revolvers litter the ground. Number 24 of 25 produced. Rogers Aston (1918-1999) was from Roswell, New Mexico. He was a rancher, oilman, collector, and artist. He was commissioned to do a life-size bronze infantryman at the New Mexico Military Institute. He was well-known for his attention to detail and for his portrayal of action, especially in Indian Wars subjects. CONDITION: Excellent overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 1,200 - 2,000 2352 - LOT OF 4: THREE LIMITED EDITION BUFFALO BRONZES AND ONE BUST OF MYLES KEOGH. Lot consists of: (A) 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. (B) Limited edition bronze by Ralph Crawford titled: “LOBO 8 THE BULL” this sculpture was produced in 1975 and is number two of 12. (C) Limited edition bronze: “THE RUBBING ROCK” by Mike Westergard and is number 18 of 25. (D) 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. 1,000 - 1,200

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2353 - LOT OF 2: TWO INDIAN WARS BRONZES “SAVE THE COLORS” AND “COME DRINK THE WIND”. Lot consists of: (A) 1971 Limited edition bronze by Thomas Holland “SAVE THE COLORS” Number 94 of 350, this bronze depicts an Indian Wars cavalry trooper with his horse at a full gallop while he clutches a swallow-tailed guidon. (B) Limited edition poly-bronze “COME DRINK THE WIND” of a mounted Indian warrior clutching a coup stick and wearing a porcupine hair roach. Number 48 of 500. CONDITION: Excellent overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 400 - 600

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2354 - A REMARKABLE MUSEUM EXHIBIT ROSEWOOD CASED SURGICAL SET PRESENTED BY THE FATHER OF MODERN SURGERY, DR. MUTTER, TO A FELLOW DR. MACON, BY THE FAMOUS BOWIE KNIFE MAKER HENRY SHIVELY, OF PHILADELPHIA. The remarkable rosewood case with upper tray with full Henry Shively label marked manufactured by Henry Shively at The Old Established Manufactory, Removed to 64 South 8th Street Below Chestnut, Philadelphia. Tray contains four medical instruments including two checkered ivory gripped scalpels stamped Shively. Second tray with two ivory gripped medical instruments, third tray with three more tools, and various drills. CONDITION: As found with damage to front of rosewood case where lock was pried off. Missing a number of instruments, however the two Shively ivory mounted scalpels have some original polish and some rust. Altogether one of the most remarkable physicians who ever lived presented this unique German silver bound rosewood portable surgical kit. 2,500 - 4,000 LOT - 2354

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2355 - AN EXTRAORDINARY AND UNPRECEDENTED DISCOVERY: THE PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPH OF CHARLES AUGUSTUS LEALE, THE UNION ARMY SURGEON WHO ATTENDED PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN FOLLOWING THE SHOOTING AT FORD’S THEATER. Charles Augustus Leale, a 23 year old surgeon in charge of the Wounded Commissioned Officer’s war at the United States Army Genereal Hospital in Armory Square had just graduated from Bellevue Hospital Medical College six weeks prior to the assassination. On that fateful August 14th, Leale took a break from his job to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue and learning Lincoln was going to see a play of Our American Cousin he completed his duties, changed clothes, and rushed to theater to see the President. After the shooting, Leale rushed to the President’s box and attended him throughout the his hospitalization. He immediately assessed the Preisdent’s condition saying “His wound is mortal. It is impossible for him to recover.” The photo album has Leale pictured in his full dress uniform as a Union Army surgeon and photographs of family members and other personalities. The album itself is of the highest mid-19th century bookbinder’s quality. CONDITION: Book is missing it’s spine, pages are gilt. Photographs are in varying condition; the one of Charles Augustus Leale is very clear. The historical importance of this album cannot be overstated and would be of inestimable value to any Civil War or Lincoln researcher. Accompanied by extensive reports on the life of Charles Augustus Leale and the assassination itself, which report was written in 1865 by Charles Augustus Leale. 2,000 - 4,000 2356 - ALBUMEN CABINET PHOTOS OF LIEUT. COLONEL GEORGE A. CUSTER AND WIFE LIBBY. Circa 1876, this sitting of Custer was taken by William R. Howell on April 23, 1876 and is thought to be the last photo ever taken of him in uniform. It is a classic albumen image bust view with Custer seated and wearing his full dress uniform with his cavalry shoulder knots and aiguillette clearly visible. Crisp details and with wonderful tones, this is most likely the finest example of this photo extant. Also included is an albumen image of the same era of Elizabeth “Libby” Custer. Professionally framed and archival matted. Ref: Plate K-155 CUSTER in Photographs - D. Mark Katz. CONDITION: Excellent overall. Provenance: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 2,000 - 4,000

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2357 - LOT OF 2: DRINKING HORNS. Lot consists of: (A) Large drinking horn of 10-1/2” with convex cork plug at bottom. Horn is decorated with designs showing an European influence including stylized hearts, foliate motifs, and floral designs. The initials “RAR” and “CDI” are inscribed on the body. The horn is complete with its probably original leather handle retained by two iron staples. CONDITION: Very good with a dark patina overall, some minor chipping to lip. (B) Small 7-1/2” drinking horn with period leather handle retained by two iron staples. Horn is engraved with a mermaid, and a bullfighter, as well as a man next to a sitting dog playing a wind instrument. CONDITION: Some deterioration to surface of cork base, and a nice, dark overall patina with some handling wear. 1,200 - 1,800

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2358 - D.F. BARRY CABINET PHOTO OF CAPTAIN THOMAS MCDOUGALL, COMMANDER OF CUSTER’S PACK TRAIN AT THE LITTLE BIG HORN. Silver gelatin cabinet card of Capt. Thomas M. McDougall, 7th U.S. Cavalry, wearing full dress uniform with sword. Silver inked studio ID to bottom margin: ‘BARRY, WEST SUPERIOR, WIS.’ Thomas Mower McDougall (1845-1909) served 40 years as an officer in the U.S. Army, beginning with a volunteer enlistment in the Civil War and retiring as a major in 1904. His father, Charles McDougall (1804-1885) was a U.S. Army surgeon with service in the Blackhawk War, Seminole War, and Civil War, which likely helped his son gain a commission as a second lieutenant upon enlistment in the Union Army in 1864. Thomas was assigned to Co. B, 48th U.S. Colored Infantry, and served across the Department of the Gulf, most notably participating in the capture of Fort Blakely on April 9, 1865. He was promoted to captain in the 5th U.S. Volunteer Infantry in the immediate aftermath of the war, and upon the expiration of that regiment was offered a second lieutenant’s commission in the regular army. Originally assigned to the 14th U.S. Infantry at Fort Laramie, McDougall was transferred to the 32nd Infantry, 21st Infantry, and ultimately the 7th Cavalry in 1870, and after helping suppress Klan activity in South Carolina, began an 18 year stint in the Dakotas, engaged in many of the notable Indian campaigns. He was in command of Co. B at Little Bighorn, leading the pack train escort, and was engaged in the hilltop fight alongside Major Reno’s battalion. This photo was taken by famed western photographer D.F. Barry, known by the native tribes as “The Little Shadow Catcher.” He was widely known as one of the pre-eminent photographers of his time and has also been referred to as “The Matthew Brady of the West.” He captured images of many famous western personalities, Indians, and landscapes that were soon to vanish from the American Frontier. Photo is archival framed and mounted with brass description plaque. CONDITION: Excellent overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 800 - 1,000 2359 - PHOTO OF LITTLE BIGHORN AND WOUNDED KNEE OFFICER, CAPTAIN HENRY JACKSON, 7TH CAVALRY F. TROOP. Albumen cabinet photo of Captain Henry Jackson, one of the most experienced company commanders in the 7th Cavalry. He was present at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and later played a major role at the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890. By the time of Wounded Knee, he had been the commander of C Troop for over fourteen years since being promoted to fill the vacancy created by Captain Thomas Custer’s death at the Little Big Horn. Jackson had been on active duty almost continually since December 1863 and claimed to have served as an officer in the British army in the 1850’s. Scarce image of a lesser known, but nevertheless important leader in the story of our westward expansion. Archival framed and matted with brass description plate. CONDITION: Excellent overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 500 - 800

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2360 - 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 LOT - 2360 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 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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2361 - LOT OF 3: TWO ITEMS RELATING TO JOHN HARRIS, 6TH COMMANDANT OF THE USMC, AND A LARGE SPANISH WAR VETERANS MEDAL. John Harris was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps on 23 April 1814 and promoted to first lieutenant two months later. He joined the Marines of the USS Guerriere under the command of Commodore John Rodgers that summer at Charlestown, Maryland, and served with the forces that opposed the British advance on Baltimore. On January 7, 1859 he was appointed Colonel Commandant of the Marine Corps. He died in office 1864. Comes with signed CDV, Mexican War era colorized image, and a large United Spanish War Veterans 1898 Medal and cross beautifully framed but nothing to do with Harris. CONDITION: CDV and colorized images are good, with the frames showing handling marks all around. Framed medal and cross are in great condition, matted frame is in fine condition. 200 - 400 2362 - LARGE LOT OF 21 ITEMS: PHOTO ARCHIVE COLLECTION OF THE TOMPKINS FAMILY OF SOLDIERS, INCLUDING SELAH, TOMMY, AND FRANK TOMPKINS. Photo and paper archive from the historically influential Tompkins family of career Army soldiers. The patriarch of the family was Charles Henry Tompkins. His engraved Medal of Honor presentation sword is also being offered in this catalog. The Tompkins were a highly decorated and noted military family. Charles received the Medal of Honor for leading his troop of the U.S. 5th Cavalry in a mounted charge at the Battle of Fairfax Court House during the American Civil War, and was brevetted a brigadier general. He had the distinction of killing the first Confederate officer of the War. The elder Tompkins later became Assistant Quartermaster General of the United States Army with the rank of colonel. His great-great-uncle, Daniel D. Tompkins, was the sixth Vice President of the United States and, earlier, the Governor of New York during the War of 1812. His grandfather, Colonel Daniel D. Tompkins, was an 1820 graduate of the United States Military Academy, and was a veteran of the Seminole Wars, Mexican War, and the Civil War. The oldest brother was Colonel Selah “Tommy” Tompkins, a career officer with the 7th Cavalry who was its lieutenant colonel during the Punitive Expedition and led American forces during the Third Battle of Ciudad Juarez in 1919. His younger brother, also named Daniel D. Tompkins, became a colonel during World War I. There are numerous images of all the men mentioned in uniform and their associates and units. CONDITION: Excellent overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 2,500 - 4,500

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2363 - CUSTER AS LIEUTENANT COLONEL OF THE 7TH CAVALRY CABINET PHOTO TAKEN IN 1876. A scarce (most likely) Mora sepia toned albumen cabinet image taken just a few months before Custer was killed at the Little Bighorn battle. In this sitting he is wearing the M1872 dress uniform of a Lieut. Colonel of cavalry, with gold chest cords, and gold and blue “Russian” style shoulder knots. This image is also found in a carte de visite (CDV) sized image, but the larger formats are exceedingly rare to find. CONDITION: Rates 90% with great inside image clarity unaffected by the clipped/chipped corners. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 2,000 - 3,000

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2364 - LIBBY CUSTER’S 1867-1868 FORT LEAVENWORTH WINTER SEASON DANCE CARD SIGNED TWICE BY CUSTER. Included is a complete dance card, envelope and invite to: GARRISON ASSEMBLIES, FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS. WINTER SEASON, 1867-68. This is a rare piece of Custer related ephemera that has wonderful character as Custer signed his initials for the first and last dance. As was the custom at the time, gentlemen would write their name or initials in numeric order in order to reserve dance time with a lady. Custer made sure in this instance that Libby saved the last dance for him! Dance card the has pencil signed “wait list” that also includes Colonel Phil Sheridan, Custer’s commanding officer at that time. Extremely rare piece of Custer related ephemera that is most likely the only one in existence. Also included is a leather embossed signature of Custer from an unknown origin. CONDITION: Excellent overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 2,000 - 3,000 2365 - 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: Fourteen 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. Conditions range from good to excellent with most of the material showing some wear. 1,200 - 1,500

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LOT - 2367 2366 - CALLING CARD OF BRIGADIER GENERAL NELSON MILES. Very scarce Indian Wars period calling card of famous Civil War and Indian Wars officer Nelson Miles. These calling cards had a low survival rate as they were often discarded after they were read once at a social event, etc. Miles has a long and distinguished Civil War resume, this card dates to a specific period in his career. In December 1880, Miles was promoted to brigadier general in the Regular Army. He was then assigned to command the Department of the Columbia (1881–85) and the Department of Missouri (1885–86). In 1886, Miles replaced General George Crook as commander of forces fighting against Geronimo, a Chiricahua Apache leader, in the Department of Arizona. Crook had relied heavily on Apache scouts in his efforts to capture Geronimo. Instead, Miles relied on white troops, who eventually traveled 3,000 miles without success as they tracked Geronimo through the tortuous Sierra Madre Mountains. Finally, First Lieutenant Charles B. Gatewood, who had studied Apache ways, succeeded in negotiating a surrender, under the terms of which Geronimo and his followers agreed to spend two years on a Florida reservation. Geronimo agreed on these terms, being unaware of the real plot behind the negotiations (that there was no intent to let them go back to their native lands). The exile included even the Chiricahuas who had worked for the army, in violation of Miles’ agreement with them. Miles denied Gatewood any credit for the negotiations and had him transferred to the Dakota Territory. Miles would later defend the Sioux for years after 1890 Wounded Knee massacre. In 1888, Miles became the commander of the Military Division of the Pacific and the Department of California. He was promoted to Major General in 1890, so we can positively date this card to the 1880-1890 timeframe. CONDITION: Excellent overall. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. 800 - 1,200 2367 - SET OF PRINTED PORTFOLIO PHOTOS FROM DAVID BARRY’S ORIGINAL NEGATIVES OF FAMOUS INDIANS AND FRONTIER PERSONALITIES. One of only 150 sets produced, these were published in 1982 as a limited edition by Paul H. Harbaugh and the Denver Public Library, each image identified and authenticated. These were printed using the original glass plate negatives from the David Francis Barry Negative Collection in the Denver Public Library. These images will never again be reproduced, because the library (which has had the Barry negative collection since 1934) retired the use of the original negatives upon completing the 1982 edition. Intro states, “Each image in the edition was contact printed using the original glass plate negative from the David Francis Barry Negative Collection acquired by the Denver Public Library, Western History Department in 1934. The Portfolios were designed by Teresa Gabriel Harbaugh. The introductory pages were designed by Howard Klein. Portf