G or GG stamp on blade ricasso

Bryce
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Re: G or GG stamp on blade ricasso

Post by Bryce » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:28 pm

G'day Chris,
This is the way Osborn and Gunby usually stamped their trooper's swords. Mostly Osborn over Gunby as in my example below, but sometimes on the same line. Must have used two stamps, one with "OSBORN" and another with "&GUNBY". Rare to see it on an officer's sword.
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Bryce
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Re: G or GG stamp on blade ricasso

Post by Bryce » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:43 pm

G'day Guys,
There is a GG stamped 1803 for sale at the upcoming Bosleys auction. This one is marked to Gibson, Thomson and Craig, who were "clothiers" in Edinburgh. I have seen several GG stamped swords marked to them.
Cheers,
Bryce
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Re: G or GG stamp on blade ricasso

Post by Richard » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:16 am

Thanks Bryce. In days gone by, that would have been listed as a 'Grenadier Guards' sword .....

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Re: G or GG stamp on blade ricasso

Post by Chris A » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:13 am

Richard wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:16 am
Thanks Bryce. In days gone by, that would have been listed as a 'Grenadier Guards' sword .....
Or Cavalry !

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