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Will
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Re: Auction alert

Post by Will » Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:26 am

Antony Cribb has an absolutely beautiful Celtic sword with 4 fullers. Other very good swords also in the auction, a collector selling off some of their better swords?

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Post by Bryce » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:36 am

The celtic hilt and the Elmsall swords are very, very nice.
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Post by Chris A » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:46 am

The provenance for the Elmsall swords is fiction. He didn’t join the Army till 1842 so wouldn’t have carried a Celtic hilt or a ladder hilt. But as you say, very nice but a shame they are lotted together.
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Post by JordanPL » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:43 pm

I’m afraid the provenance for the Kerr sword is also incorrect, it has been sold with this provenance previously despite me making the auctioneer fully aware of the evidence. It appears the same will occur this time.

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Post by Will » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:11 am

Antony Cribb 30 July auction lot 257 sold high at 4900£, but what interests me is its gothic hilt. The outer bar only joins at the pommel unlike most that the bars are combined for a couple inches before splitting to form the gothic shape.

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Post by Chris A » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:45 pm

How come the inscription on the sword is dated 1823 but the blade has the Victorian Cypher ? Also as a Captain should he have had a General Officer’s sword ?

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Post by Richard » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:49 am

Here's an interesting sword coming up at auction shortly (Sofe Design Auctions 22 Nov 19). 10th Hussars' regimental pattern hilt except that the langets have the rank insignia of a Lieutenant General instead of 10H POW plume of feathers. Early type pipe back blade.
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Post by Will » Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:52 pm

I believe this sword has gone round a second time at auction recently. The blade has been broken and re attached but still a rarer sword.

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Post by Richard » Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:56 pm

Ah, must have missed it the first time around ....

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