Auction 27.07.2000

Christie's
Spink London

Date of the auction: 27.07.2000

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An Officer's Sword of the Royal Navy

An Officer's Sword of the Royal Navy With good blade etched with GVR cypher and other decoration, regulation hilt and scabbard (gilt of guard and scabbard-mounts rubbed

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £160 - £200

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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A Continental Cavalry Sabre

A Continental Cavalry Sabre With fine curved 35in. (89cm) plain fullered blade, steel knucklebow guard with massive sidebar, ridged wooden grip and steel scabbard

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £60 - £90

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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A Royal Page's Dirk

A Royal Page's Dirk With 21in. (53 cm) straight fullered blade by ROBINSON & STEELE, DAWSON St. DUBLIN , etched with foliate decoration and G V R cypher, ivory grip with cast gilt-brass crosspiece bearing dog's-head quillons and horse's-head pommel, gold lace sword-knot with bullion tassel, in its

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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A Hanger, possibly for the Army Hospital Corps

A Hanger, possibly for the Army Hospital Corps With straight plain 26¼in. (67cm) blade, stamped with Crown above GR , brass knucklebow guard with single side-bar and cast iron grip (as Robson Fig 171) in slightly longer (29in.) scabbard of steel with black lacquer covering and brass chape and

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £100 - £160

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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A Hanger, possibly of the Army Hospital Corps

A Hanger, possibly of the Army Hospital Corps A short sword of the same pattern as the previous Lot, the 26¾in. blade also stamped with Crown and GR and remains of a maker's name (largely illegible), complete with lacquered steel scabbard with brass mounts (no maker's name on locket

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £100 - £160

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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A World War I French Cavalry Officer's Sword

A World War I French Cavalry Officer's Sword With fine 35in.(89cm) straight plain fullered blade, the back engraved Sabre d'Officer de Cavalerie Mle. 1896 2me taille manufacture national d'armes de Chatellerault 9bre 1914 E , cast gilt-brass guard with foliate decoration in bas relief on bars

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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A Scabbard for a Household Cavalry Officer's State Sword

A Scabbard for a Household Cavalry Officer's State Sword Regulation straight plated scabbard with fluted brass bands for suspension-rings and ornate chape

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £60 - £90

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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A Scabbard for a Household Cavalry Officer's State Sword

A Scabbard for a Household Cavalry Officer's State Sword Another scabbard, similar to previous lot. See illustration on previous page

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £60 - £90

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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A General Officer's Service Dress Scabbard

A General Officer's Service Dress Scabbard A rare and good curved scabbard, 34in. (86 cm), in pale brown pigskin, for a Mameluke sword, complete with frog-tab

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £50 - £80

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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A Pair of 18th Century Cavalryman's Boots

A Pair of 18th Century Cavalryman's Boots A pair of massive leather boots with "Gambado" tops (now largely missing), and fitted with spurs

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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Assorted Militaria .

Assorted Militaria . A Victorian officer's helmet-plate of the Connaught Rangers, as K&K, Fig 281 (all gilt now rubbed, velvet backing to centre threadbare); a pair of candlesticks, each with a brass base supported by three swan-necked box-spurs, the column formed from the hilt of a Victorian

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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A Quantity of 19th Century Maps and Documents

A Quantity of 19th Century Maps and Documents A map of the Crimea, by James Wyld, Geographer to the Queen & HRH Prince Albert , 19in. x 25in., on linen-backed paper, folded within a cloth-bound cover 7in.x 4½in., depicting the Crimean Peninsula in scale of approximately 8 miles to 1 inch, with an

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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A Slide Viewer and Boer War Slides

A Slide Viewer and Boer War Slides A bi-ocular stereoscopic viewer by Underwood & Underwood, New York , together with 20 stereo photographic prints of Boer War scenes, including troops on the march and in action, an observation balloon, Cronje's troops surrendering, the occupation of Pretoria, etc

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £50 - £80

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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A Side Drum of The Royal Green Jackets

A Side Drum of The Royal Green Jackets A small rope-tensioned drum, by A.F. Matthews (DRUMS) Ltd, AYLESBURY St. LONDON EC1 , with green/white hoops and black-painted shell bearing a large transfer QEC badge of the Royal Green Jackets

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £250 - £400

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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A Side-Drum of the Royal Marines

A Side-Drum of the Royal Marines A post-1953 rod-tensioned drum, the red and blue shell bearing transfer decoration in the form of QEC Royal Arms flanked by EIIR cyphers, together with the badge of the RM and scroll inscribed ROYAL MARINES

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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A Group of Military Badges

A Group of Military Badges An OR's Glengarry-badge of the 1st Devon Militia, circa 1890 (KK 1185); an officer's gilt KC cap-badge of the Hong Kong Regiment, by FIRMIN, LONDON , circa 1945-53; a badge of the Somerset Light Infantry in cast white metal (not HM), with maker's mark J&C , possibly

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £130 - £160

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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An Irish Officer's 18th Century Shoulderbelt-plate, possibly of the...

An Irish Officer's 18th Century Shoulderbelt-plate, possibly of the Kilkenny Infantry A rare oval brass plate, circa 1780, 2¾in x 2in., engraved with the Maid of Erin Harp beneath the Crown, flanked by letters K and I See illustration opposite

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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An Officer's Shoulderbelt-Plate of the Powerscourt Cavalry

An Officer's Shoulderbelt-Plate of the Powerscourt Cavalry An oval copper plate, engraved with the Crowned Harp, flanked by 17 and 96 , scrolls above and below inscribed POWERSCOURT CAVALRY See illustration opposite

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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An Officer's Shoulderbelt-Plate of The Powerscourt Cavalry

An Officer's Shoulderbelt-Plate of The Powerscourt Cavalry An oval plate, 3in. high, in white metal, engraved with Crowned Harp, 1796 and scrolls above and below inscribed POWERSCOURT CAVALRY ; together with a silver (not HM) brooch in the form of the Crest and Motto of the Powerscourt family

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £220 - £300

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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An Officer's Shoulderbelt-Plate of The Royal Dublin Light Dragoons

An Officer's Shoulderbelt-Plate of The Royal Dublin Light Dragoons An oval silvered-copper plate (silver now largely rubbed), engraved with GR cypher flanked by inscriptions 1st and TR.p , and 1796 , with scrolls above and below inscribed ROYAL DUBLIN LT. DRAGOONS

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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An Officer's Shoulderbelt-Plate of the Lower Talbotstown Cavalry

An Officer's Shoulderbelt-Plate of the Lower Talbotstown Cavalry An oval silver on copper plate (slightly rubbed) engraved with the Crowned Harp above 1796 , and scrolls above and below inscribed L TALBOTSTOWN CAVALRY (fixings removed, two small holes in plate

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £180 - £250

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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An Officer's 18th Century Gorget

An Officer's 18th Century Gorget Universal pattern, circa 1780, brass gorget, retaining traces of original gilding, engraved with pre-1801 Royal Arms and letters G and R , embossed foliate devices on horns

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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An Officer's Gorget of the Lynn Loyal Volunteers

An Officer's Gorget of the Lynn Loyal Volunteers A late 18th Century gilt on copper gorget, engraved with small pre-1801 Royal Arms flanked by letters G and R , above inscription LYNN LOYAL VOLUNTEERS (gilt largely rubbed, now fitted with incorrect rosettes

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £350 - £450

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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An 18th Century Officer's Gorget

An 18th Century Officer's Gorget Universal pattern c.1770-80 brass gorget (possibly originally silvered), engraved with pre-1801 Royal Arms flanked by letters G and R , the horns embossed with foliate devices

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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An 18th Century Officer's Gorget

An 18th Century Officer's Gorget A brass gorget, c.1780, engraved with universal pattern pre-1801 Royal Arms flanked by letters G and R , and embossed with foliate devices on the horns

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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An Officer's Late 18th Century Gorget

An Officer's Late 18th Century Gorget A good and rare large gilt-copper gorget, c.1770-80, with embossed Royal Arms, the fine detail chased, mottoes and devices on shield all engraved, beneath engraved letters G and R , embossed foliate decoration to horns (possibly regilt

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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An Officer's Late 18th Century Gorget, possibly for Foot Guards

An Officer's Late 18th Century Gorget, possibly for Foot Guards A rare example, gilt (now largely rubbed) on copper, mounted with pre-1801 Royal Arms, displayed without the Garter and flanked by Trophies of flags, weapons, and musical instruments, the horns also mounted with Trophies of Arms, all

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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An Officer's Gorget of the 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment

An Officer's Gorget of the 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment A fine silver (not HM) stepped gorget, circa 1790, the upper step engraved 31st REGT within a laurel spray, the lower part bearing the pre-1801 Royal Arms, the horns engraved with Trophies of Arms suspended from ribbons

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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An Officer's late 18th Century Gorget, probably of the 101st Regiment

An Officer's late 18th Century Gorget, probably of the 101st Regiment A fine stepped copper gorget, richly gilt, the upper part engraved with Crown above 101 , flanked by sprays of Rose and Thistle, the lower part engraved with small pre-1801 Royal Arms with letters G and R above the Support

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 27 Jul 2000

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An Officer's Gorget, possibly of Hanoverian Infantry

An Officer's Gorget, possibly of Hanoverian Infantry A brass gorget,retaining traces of gilt, probably circa 1780, engraved with Crown and 4 above the Horse of Hanover and scroll inscribed NEC ASPERA TERRENT , embossed foliate decoration on horns (some damage to rim

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 27 Jul 2000