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SOFE DESIGN, FINE ANTIQUE ARMS AND ARMOUR: JUNE 26th


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Sofe Designs’ next sale of the 26th Includes the sale includes this fine German presentation sword given to Prince Friedrich of Hessen by the officer of the Holsteinischen Infantry regiments. There are several fine lots with German or Austrian associations a including finely inlaid pair of wheellock pistols, a wheellock rifle and a highly unusual combination matchlock wheellock.
Edged weapons in the sale include a Glasgow school Scottish broadsword, one of several Scottish swords and dirks, a good Polish hussar saber and a fine Ottoman/Serbian Shamshir. The sale also includes Persian and Mughal arms as well as Russian, English, French and American collectible arms. Click on the image for a link to the sale.



CZERNYS, RARE AND FINEARMS AND ARMOR, JUNE 25th


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Czerny’s next sale is June 25th and includes many spectacular lots such as the cased set of arms pictured. I was given by Queens Isabelle II to Marquis Louis De Turgot in 1854. The highest Estimate is for the superb Consulate period pair of dueling pistol by Boutet at 35-45.000 Euro.  The sale also includes several fine sets of armour, beautifully inlaid wheellock rifles, a rare pair of Berselli repeating flintlock pistols and a wide selection of other firearms, swords and edged weapons from around the world.
Czernys are holding a sperate sale on the 24th with a catalog dedicated to rare weapons of the Malay Archipelago. This sale includes arms from the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia a collecting area of growing interest and scholarship. Click on the image for a link to the sales.



ANTIKVITY PRAHA, ARMS & ANTIQUES: June 19th


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Antikvity Praha’s June sale of the 19th includes a broad selection of fine longarms, armour, swords and related militaria. Pictured are some of the lots in the sale. Including in the edged weapons  are a fine French gilt 18th C smallsword,  an early silver 19C Greek silver mounted presentation shamshir and a spear of the guard of the Emperor Ferdinand the 1st dated 1588.

Among the guns offered are a fine French double flintlock fowler and a rare  Austrian System Aydt Schuetzen rifle by Reid. Not pictured are several large early two-handed processional swords, a range of European military sabres, percussion and early cartridge firearms including American and English revolvers. The sale also include some elements of armour, easter arms and a range of fine antiques.Click on the image for a link to the sale.



THOMAS DEL MAR, ANTIQUE ARMS & ARMOUR: June 30th


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The leading gun in Thomas Del Mar’s sale other the 30th is a rare Colt Paterson No2 revolver. The example of this rare, early and iconic America revolver is inlaid with German silver decoration and has mother of pearl grips.  The sale includes a wide range of lots in all price ranges from a range of cultural context and historical epochs.
Among the early European lots are a fine south German burgonet with bevor, a pair of German wheellock pistols, a late 17th C German executioners’ sword, a German or Swiss hand-and-a-half sword, and several early elements of armour.  A fine English silver encrusted rapier is included in the sale, as are a very rare pair of attractive 17th C English enameled copper alloy stirrups.
Other swords offered include a Russian presentation example dated 1857, a Qajar garniture of sword and dagger, an Indian sword with gem-set Jade hilt, a fine Siamese Dhab, and a selection of smallswords. Guns in the sale include dueling pistols, sporting and military arms from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Click on the image for a link to the sale.