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Selection of Japanese Swords etc

WW2 RAF Air Gunner's Grouping

Part of a British Army Cavalry Collection

24th May

The Collectors Sale.

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Details of this sale of Collectables

Arms, Armour and Militaria Sale
26th JULY


This auction includes a good selection of Cavalry equipment comprising a Royal Horse Guards Officer’s shabraque for the Marquess of Titchfield; a rare converted 1856 pattern wood arch saddle dated 1871; a Boer War period 1890 pattern MKIII Trooper’s saddle; a WW1 period British Officer’s MKV saddle; a British MKII wood arch Officer of Artillery saddle; a British 1912 pattern Trooper’s saddle; a WW1 period Cavalry horse’s bridle with Far East fly fringe;  a pair of 1917 dated Trooper saddle wallets; a scarce Cavalry saddle bucket for a Lee Metford carbine; a WW1/2 SMLE rifle saddle bucket; a scarce Martini carbine saddle bucket; a Madsen light machine gun saddle bucket;  a Lancers pair of stirrups complete with lance bucket; a rare 1903 Infantry bandolier converted to a special pattern 100 round Cavalry bandolier and a late 19th century pair of horseshoe cases complete with sword frog.
One extremely interesting lot in our Aviation section is a WW2 Air Gunner’s service dress uniform, service dress cap, field service cap, Aircrew first aid dressing, France & Germany Star set and a good selection of Aircrew under training photographs and operational photographs, some of which have been signed by the crews.
The Head Dress category will include a Victorian Royal Glasgow Yeomanry 1871 pattern Officer’s helmet; a 1st West Yorks Yeomanry Cavalry Trooper’s helmet; a pre WW1 Yeomanry Trooper’s fur busby; a 19th century pattern white pith helmet; a Victorian Essex Regiment Officer’s Home Service helmet; a New York National Guard 7th Regiment shako and a 19th century French 1st Regiment shako.  There will also be a good selection of British head-dress and Police helmets.
The Gun section of our sale will comprise a Swiss Model 1871 obsolete calibre rifle; a Belgian flintlock Sea Service pistol; a mid 19th century Clark percussion pistol; a mid 19th century Turkish flintlock pistol; a Hollis & Son 2 band military pattern percussion target rifle; a rare Model 1860 obsolete calibre Spencer Cavalry carbine; a rare Colt single action rimfire Army revolver and a deactivated Royal Air Force 1 ½ inch flare pistol.
The Sword category will include an early 18th century Scottish broadsword; an early 19th century Persian bladed European scimitar; a Polish 1917 Cavalry sword named to the Guard; a Polish Model 1934 Cavalry sword; a French Napoleonic Artillery Officer’s sword; a Victorian Royal Artillery Officer’s sword with battle honours to the blade and a late 18th century Officer’s continental sword with clipped back edge blade.   There will also be an excellent selection of Japanese swords and fittings comprising a Japanese Officer’s tensho (1573-1592) katana sword with signed tang; a Japanese Officer’s military pattern katana sword; a Japanese Officer’s showa katana sword with signed tang; a Japanese Officer’s katana sword with signed tang and war slogan to the tang also; a Japanese wakizashi hilt and scabbard; a Japanese katana hilt and scabbard with ornate mounts; various Japanese tsuba; a WW2 Japanese sword belt and a pre WW2 Japanese Officer’s dress belt.
Included in our Medal category will be an excellent, comprehensive selection of WW1 Victory medals comprising Line Regiments; Scottish Regiments; Welsh Regiments; Irish Regiments; Guards; RAF; RNAS; Navy and Corps.



Specialist Annual Aviation Collectors Sale
September 2018


Marlows in conjunction with our sister company, Bosleys of Marlow will once more be holding its annual Aviation Collectors Sale. The salerooms are currently already accepting suitable genuine lots of medals, badges & wings, medals, curios, log books, pictures, flying helmets, uniforms, flying clothing and general aviation items for next year's specialist sale.