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Re: Auction alert

Post by Bryce » Sun May 19, 2019 9:49 pm

G'day Richard,
Don't know if you have seen it yet but Robson shows an identical sword (though much more worn than yours) in plates 54 and 55 from the Tower Armoury. I have to agree with Chris on the portrait. The portrait sword also has a curved knuckleguard.
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Bryce

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Re: Auction alert

Post by Richard » Mon May 20, 2019 12:34 pm

Hi Bryce

Thanks for reminding me of that. I would date to nearer 1780 rather than 1790. Here are some more photos after cleaning.

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Re: Auction alert

Post by Bryce » Mon May 20, 2019 10:03 pm

Very nice Richard,
On the old forum, someone once posted a similar(at least in my memory?), but much shorter, ivory gripped sword with an attack hilt. I can't remember who it was, but perhaps if they are still a member here they could repost it?
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Bryce

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Re: Auction alert

Post by Chris A » Tue May 21, 2019 12:16 am

Bryce wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 10:03 pm
Very nice Richard,
On the old forum, someone once posted a similar(at least in my memory?), but much shorter, ivory gripped sword with an attack hilt. I can't remember who it was, but perhaps if they are still a member here they could repost it?
Cheers,
Bryce
That was a sword I owned about forty years ago ! ( I was a child collector !) It’s now owned by someone in Australia but I don’t remember what his name was.

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Re: Auction alert

Post by paulwillcocks » Tue May 21, 2019 12:56 am

Good buy Richard - I think you have a bargain there

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Re: Auction alert

Post by Richard » Wed May 22, 2019 5:11 pm

Here are a couple of additional photos : guard open and guard closed
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Re: Auction alert

Post by Bryce » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:20 am

G'day Guys,
Did anyone pick anything up from the recent Sofe Design Auction on the weekend? There was a great collection of edged weapons, particularly Indo-Persian.
I didn't bid on anything, but this caught my eye. Shame about the broken blade. Henry Paget, Earl of Uxbridge had one just like it.
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Bryce
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Re: Auction alert

Post by Will » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:57 pm

Todays collectors auction sold a 1796 HC troopers sword marked 2D for 1900£ hammer price. The marking looked quite worn to me, authentic?
I thought 2D marked swords sold for more.

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Re: Auction alert

Post by Richard » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:50 pm

Hi Will
I saw that sword and thought the 2D stamping was OK. The really interesting thing however (for me) is that the scabbard was an original, and incredibly rare, French AN XIII cuirassier trooper scabbard. 99% of these French swords have the 1816 pattern scabbard. So somebody got 2 bargains for the price of 1 ....
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Re: Auction alert

Post by Will » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:22 am

Hi Richard I missed the scabbard by focusing only on the marking. When I receive a sword I purchased at auction I'll make a new post here. The 1857p sword is initialled and matches only one Gordon Highlander officer plus being a field officer sword made the same year he became major. The sword is late in time for this forum but the history of the officer states he was shot by the Boer general de Villiers himself before he to was shot on Wagon Hill. That should be enough to know who the officer is. The sword was not described very well and this is why deals can still be had.

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