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Re: Auction news

Postby Leo Moth » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:13 pm

In reply to you both; I guess that I'm 'lucky' that the heavy cavalry sword is, in my opinion, untouched, and with it's regimental markings a fantastic addition to my small collection. Obviously the light cavalry sword with it's heavy scratching on the blade due to the sander, a complete disappointment. I have been collecting on & off for nearly 40 years and have only been let down by auction houses on 3 occasions including this one. On the 2 former occasions I was adequately compensated for the problems I encountered by the auction houses themselves, and all credit to them. You are right that this was a provincial auction house, and not a specialist in militaria, but I would contend that any experienced auctioneer would have known that the obvious (to the human eye, not in the photo's) scratching on the blade would massively devalue it, and it should have been included in the description. It would be the same if they had a piece of Chippendale furniture that had been 'cleaned' with wire wool!
I have used many auction houses over the years in person & on-line, but I will steer well clear of Bamfords in future.
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Re: Auction news

Postby Leo Moth » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:24 pm

I will also try to upload some pictures this weekend.
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Re: Auction news

Postby Leo Moth » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:37 pm

Sorry, can't work out how to add pictures.
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Re: Auction news

Postby Leo Moth » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:38 pm

Actually, some how that worked!
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Re: Auction news

Postby Leo Moth » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:40 pm

Another pic.
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Re: Auction news

Postby Will Mathieson » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:30 am

Crimea War interest. https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/ ... 23949f58b6

I find it of interest that soldiers of the era valued battle field pickups as much as we do today.
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