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SOFE DESIGN: IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF ASIAN ARMS PART 1, MAY 8th


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Sofe Designs’ next sale of May 8th is comprised of a single owner collection of fine and rare Asian arms. The sale includes some exceptionally fine quality examples of Indonesian and Philippine weaponry with damascus steel patterned blades and exquisite mounts that are rarely encountered on the market. Pictured is lot 220, a superb gold mounted early 20th C keris with finely carved horn hilt. Also included are barong, kampilan, mandau, balato and parang weapons. A number of very fine Ottoman and Indo-Persian sabers with fine wootz blades, as well as some rare examples of large tribal shields and armour, spears, clubs, Dayak trophy’s and superb
 carved wood keris-holder statues are included in the sale. Click on the image for a link to the sale.



PROBUS AUKTION; FINE ANTIQUE ARMS AND ARMOUR, STOCKHOLM, APRIL 19th


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Probus Auction Stockholm are holding their spring sale on April 19th. The sale includes a wide selection of fine antique arms, orders and militaria. Carrying the highest estimate of $15000 is a beautiful pair of Dutch early 18th C pistols by Jan De Wyka, Utrecht with the muzzles engraved “Lucky is he who escapes me”.  Other fine guns in the sale include a Swedish wheellock pistol C 1690, a German flintlock pistol by Bongarde Dusseldorf and German flintlock rifle C 1680 with a fabulously carved stock.  Among the edged weapons offered are a Swedish M1701 sword, a rare unmodified M1685 infantry sword as well as fine Chinese, Russian French and English examples.

A range of American revolvers in the catalog includes examples by Rogers and Spencer, Remington, Colt, Bacon, Alan & Wheelock and Starr. Among the unusual lots in the sale are an Indian revolving multi-barreled matchlock with finely chiseled work and an early 20th C. Hungarian presentation sabre. The catalog also includes a selection of medals and orders with a wide range of estimates. Click on the image for a link to the sale.