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Viewing for the auction will commence at 8am or can be arranged with an earlier appointment. The catalogue is complete and available, showing over 650 lots including the usual badges, medals, curios, equipment, uniforms and weapons.
The German category will consist of a Kriegsmarine German Officer’s Naval dagger complete with dagger knot; a German Luftwaffe dagger by Alcosa; a scarce SA Stormtrooper’s dagger with Ernst Rohm inscription partly removed; a Kriegsmarine Naval M1940 single decal steel helmet; a Luftwaffe side cap; an Army Officer’s peaked cap; a German Infantry M42/43 combat tunic; a German Railway Official’s tunic; a Railway worker’s leather cap complete with badges; a fine Kriegsmarine photograph album from a sailor serving on the Gneisenau; a 1940 dated German stick grenade; an Imperial German Reserve Officer’s spirit and cigarette flask; a well carved marble plaque of the Kaiser and a WWI German trench sniper shield.
The Badge section will comprise a rare Boer War Relief of Ladysmith rosette; a good selection of cloth formation badges including 27th Brigade, 29th Brigade, 39th Brigade, 235 Brigade Group; a rare Sergeant Major of the British Army full dress arm rank badge; a small selection of Victorian badges; WWI economy cap badges; OTC cap badges; Polish badges; Indian badges; Lancashire cloth and cap badges and the usual good variety of anodised and Infantry cap badges.
The Gun category includes an early 17th century flintlock sporting rifle by the Italian gunsmith Lazarino Cominazzo; a Bavarian Werder action sporting rifle; a Zulu War period MK1/II Martini Henry rifle; an unusual Pope Brothers bicycle air pistol; a scarce Mauser 1871/84 German rifle; an extremely fine F. Jung of Suhl target rifle; a scarce P1844 British military Yeomanry carbine; an P1858 British military carbine with regimental stamps; a rare P1842 British military musket; a rare Joseph Lang and Son Snider prize rifle presented by the NW Railways Volunteer Rifles for a volley match in 1891 and won by A Johnson; a 7 bore William Powell & Son percussion sporting gun; a 9 bore Joseph Kemp double barrel percussion shotgun; a Napoleonic War period Worcestershire Yeomanry Bromsgrove Troop flintlock pistol; a scarce pair of “Egg” drum and nipple converted percussion pistols; a fine cased William Blanch Adam’s patent percussion revolver; a pair of early 19th century French brass barrel pistol with finely figured brass eagle head butt caps; a 1777 pattern French Naval flintlock pistol with brass mounts; a fine large example of a 19th century percussion pocket knife pistol, the blade with maker’s mark for Unwin & Rodgers Sheffield; a late 19th century 5mm small pinfire revolver contained in its original fitted purse; a pair of early 19th century flintlock greatcoat pistols and a fine 19th century percussion holster, the lockplate named to A Francis 2nd Dragoon Guards.
The Edged Weapon category will include a fine Queens Own Cameron Highlanders Officer’s dirk; a 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders Piper’s dirk; a scarce mid 19th century Crimea War period Highland Officer’s half basket hilt broadsword; an 1831 pattern Scottish Officer’s broadsword; a Waterloo period French Cuirassiers heavy Cavalry sword; a Polish model 1934 Cavalry sword; a model 1886 Japanese Cavalry Trooper’s sword; a British 1821 pattern Heavy Cavalry Trooper’s sword; a British 1821 pattern Light Cavalry Trooper’s sword; an 1899 pattern 2nd Dragoon Guards Trooper’s Cavalry sword; an Imperial German lion headed Bandsman’s sword and a French Napoleonic period Hussars sword complete in its brass scabbard.
All auctions are being held at Marlow’s venue at Ravon Court, Drummond Road, Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3HJ. Full details at www.marlowsauctions.co.uk. Contact Kevin King on 01785 214100 or 07789 628030.