Classic arms at Marlow's
The next Marlow’s Arms and Armour sale will be held on Thursday 23 November 2017. All sales will be held at Ravon Court, Stafford with a new starting time of 10am with viewing commencing at 8am. Live internet bidding is available at all auctions. Catalogues will be available shortly.
This sale includes the first part of a large Cavalry saddle collection comprising a 10th Royal Hussars 1902 pattern Trooper’s saddle; a 1908 dated Canadian Trooper’s saddle; a WWI period 1890 pattern Trooper’s saddle; a rare Australian 1912 WWI pattern saddle; a rare 1918 sealed pattern Household Cavalry saddle; a wood arch Officer’s MKIII saddle; a Warwickshire Yeomanry Cavalry horse’s bridle set; a WWI period Cavalry horse’s bridle with Far East fly fringe; a Scots Greys named military saddle bag; a military leather saddle valise roll; a pair of 1917 dated Trooper saddle wallets; a scarce Cavalry saddle bucket for a Lee Metford carbine; a WWI/II SMLE rifle saddle bucket; a scarce Martini carbine saddle bucket; a Madsen light machine gun saddle bucket; a scarce 90 round 1903 pattern ammunition bandolier issued to the 14th Hussars; a Lancers pair of stirrups complete with lance bucket and a late 19th century British Cavalry lance.
The Equipment category will include a Household Cavalry Officer’s breast and back plate; a French Cavalry Officer’s breast and back plate; a scarce WWI dated Royal Sussex Regiment kit bag; a selection of WWI 1908 pattern equipment; a Scottish baldric sword belt; a Victorian undress sabretache and a Slade Wallace Italian pattern waterbottle cradle.
The Head Dress category will include a rare Waterloo period Dragoons Trooper’s helmet; an 1871 pattern Officer’s Cavalry helmet; a 2nd Lancers Uhlans lance cap; a WW2 Polish Officer’s rogatywka cap; a rare group of items belonging to a soldier from the 1st city battalion Manchester pals Regiment including his trench cap, shoulder titles, photographs and ephemera. There will also be a good selection of WW2 caps and helmets.
The Gun section will comprise a mid 19th century percussion steel barrelled blunderbuss; a rare British pattern 1856 rifled Lancer pistol; a British 1858 pattern Cavalry percussion pistol; a rare 1844 pattern Yeomanry rifled carbine; pattern 1856 Bengal native mounted Police Cavalry carbine; a rare short Sea Service 1836 plug lock musket; a mid 19th century percussion all steel Scottish belt pistol and a Smith and Wesson rimfire tip up barrel revolver.
The Edged Weapon section will include a continental swept hilt rapier; an early 19th century Indian fighting tulwar; a mid 19th century German Naval cutlass; a Polish model 1934 Cavalry sword; a French Napoleonic Hussars/ Light Cavalry sword; a 1788 pattern Light Cavalry sword; a French model 1882 Light Cavalry sword; an 1889 pattern Staff Sergeant’s sword; a New Zealand alloy hilted combat knife; an Indian guarded large katar and a good selection of Indian knives.
All auctions are being held at Marlow’s venue at Ravon Court, Drummond Road, Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3HJ. There are facilities for disabled parking onsite and for collection of items during the sale. General free parking is a short walk away from the venue. Full details can be found at www.marlowsauctions.co.uk.
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