• 1-3 Ravon Court
  • Drummond Road
  • Stafford
  • Staffordshire
  • ST16 3HJ
  • Tel: 07789 628030
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Next Auction 9th February 2017

Royal Marines Hallmarked Silver Drum Major's Mace Sold For Hammer Price £2,600

Next Auction 9th February 2017.

This Auction will begin at the new time of 10am. Live Internet bidding will be available for this sale.

24th November Auction Results Now Online.

Next Auction Page Updated with Illustrations

The sale is nearing completion with the catalogue printing deadline approaching fast. This sale will contain 650 lots of military collectables including a 200 lot section of specially selected Cap Badges, cloth badges etc. The consignment of a collection of Bayonets will see a number of rare examples and this will be complimented by a good selection of antique firearms, which will include an Indian pattern Brown Bess musket, Monkey tail musket, three band enfield rifle and a good example of an artillery carbine. Sword collectors will be interested to see an authentic reprint of the Wilkinson Sword pattern books, this produced as a unique one off edition, just prior to the closure of the sword division of the Company. An outstanding a rare hallmarked silver Drum Major’s Mace of the Royal Marines, complimented by the special pattern Drum Major’s tunic. Royal Yacht Royal Marines Drum Major Tunic.

Rare 18th Century English Basket Hilt "Back Sword" Consigned

Information updates and illustrations can be found on our “Next Auction” page or take a look at our Marlows news page.

About Marlow's

Marlows is the sister company of Bosleys Military Auctioneers of Marlow and was founded by the Partners Sally & Steven Bosley in 2005. Working in close harmony with Bosleys, to sell only original guaranteed military collectables It was established in Staffordshire, so as to serve central and Northern Britain and remains the only Saleroom dedicated to the sale of Military Antiques in the area. Saleroom Manager Kevin King, who joined and helped establish Marlows, brought with him over 40 years of an in-depth knowledge of Arms, Armour antique and deactivated firearms, Aeronautica, as well as Militaria. His long involvement in the every changing Military Collecting Market, ensures he is up today with the latest prices and trends within this, one of the most buoyant areas of the Antiques world. Kevin’s knowledge was severely put to the test when he was asked to value the Firearms of the Sandhurst Collection, for Royal Military College Sandhurst. The home for the training Officers of the British Army. Given unrestricted access to the armoury which houses some of the rarest weapons issued to the British Army since the reign of Queen Victoria (most remain life firing used by the Officer Cadets) to the magnificent field guns captured at the Battle of Waterloo and battlefields of the Crimea.

Marlows holds four quarterly sales of Military Collectables a year, with the addition of an annual Aviation themed collectors sale in September. Marlows marked their tenth anniversary by moving to it's current home Ravon Court in 2015 and was fortunate to have an input into the conversion of the building to make it suitable for it’s use as a salesroom with level loading, easy public car parking and large viewing and selling areas. Marlows have travelled to Southern Ireland, continental Europe and all parts of the UK to collect items and have been privileged to discover and handle some remarkable military collectables, such as the American Revolutionary period 1776 Dated “Kentucky” Plains Rifle, this iconic rifle sold for a hammer price of £29,000. An 18/19th Century Tonga Polynesia War Club, which had been standing in a hallway for many years, sold to the delight of the owners after a fierce and exciting  saleroom battle for £16,000. The discovery of a Mid 18th Century Andrea Farara Scottish Basket Hilt Sword, which could have quite easily seen the Battlefield of Culloden sold for £5,800. It is  Marlows ability to examine every consignment, be it a humble cap badge or large extensive collection, correctly identify, authenticate and provide the client database of eager international buyers, that has given Marlows an international reputation, within the military collecting world. If you think we can be of help, we are only a telephone or email away.

 

Our work with Help For Heroes

Marlows along with Bosleys are privileged to act as the military advisers and auctioneers for Help for Heroes and have so far raised over £14,000.
Should you have something suitable to donate to this fantastic charity, please contact: Vicki Brand, Help for Heroes 01725 514105 or the saleroom direct to discuss your donation. Marlows, in line with Bosleys, are pleased to donate the entire vendors commission on any such lots to Help for Heroes.

Marlow's Latest News

Auctioneer Bernard Pass would like to thank everybody who took part in our November 2016 auction. Despite the recent bad weather the UK has experienced, the sky over Stafford was clear with a hint of winter sunshine. A good number of bidders were present in the saleroom with a large number of international based bidders registered on the internet. Highlights from the day were:  Lot 89 selection of Commando Badges and Titles which hammered £850. Lot 212 Infantry of the Line, board of 52 Officers Mess Waiters Buttons selling for £650, this was followed by an intense internet battle for Lot 213 Corps and Departments, board of 55 Assorted Coatee and Tunic Buttons which eventually hammered  £950. The highlight of the day was the magnificent Scarce Post 1953 Royal Marines Silver Drum Major’s Staff. Made of hallmarked silver it sold for £2,600. The g...