An explosive sale of Militaria!!

23 October 2014 in NewsNo Comments

Our specialist sale of Medals and Militaria on October 28th is going to feature some truly explosive items.

A sea mine, torpedo, bunker busting missile and 500lb bomb are all going under the hammer. So we are hoping that the sale goes with a bang!!

The WW2 magnetic sea mine, Gulf War snake eye missile, MK46 submarine torpedo and WW2 drum tail bomb are all obviously safe now, but the bidding may be explosive.

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They would make ideal additions to specialist collections, museums… or even gardens as a major talking point; water features are so last year!

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Check the catalogue for lot nos. 140-143

NB: buyers will be required to bring heavy lifting equipment to remove and load the items.

If you like your militaria or re-enactment we have a selection of rifles and bayonets that between them beautifully demonstrate the evolution of the British Army Rifle from smoothbore musket to bolt action rifle.

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There is a Cavalry version of ‘Brown Bess’, a smoothbore muzzle load flintlock musket. This type of weapon was used in the Napoleonic Wars and American War of Independence, and saw service between 1771 and 1837.
Lot 223: estimate £1,000 – £1,500

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Our Snider-Enfield 1863 percussion rifle MKII is of the type that saw service in 1864-1871, covering the US Civil War, Indian and Abyssinia campaigns. It was the first breech loader.
Lot 225: estimate £300 – £500

For the full selection, check the catalogue for lot nos. 223-231 

 

OTHER NEWS

This week’s sales, with strikingly different content, both went extremely well.

The beautiful metamorphic Victorian ring/bracelet that we featured last week sold for a stunning hammer price of £1400

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And the book that we featured from the Punjab and Afghanistan Sale achieved an excellent £500

 

Looking forward, the consignments are flooding in for the Vintage and Designer Fashion, Furs & Textile auction on Tuesday 11th November. Don’t forget to come in and try things on to find something in your size.

And we’re getting childishly excited about the NODDY IN TOYLAND COLLECTION on Wednesday 19th November – it’s almost like Christmas is just around the corner!

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For enquiries about either of these sales contact Tracie Vallis - tracie@chiswickauctions.co.uk

If you’re looking for a special tipple over the holidays look no further than the Fine Wine and Spirits sale on Tuesday 16th December. For enquiries contact Stephen Large – stephen@chiswickauctions.co.uk

Next week we’ll bring you some details on the Stamps, Coins & Banknotes sale on 4th November.
And don’t forget to check the website for the details of these and all our other sales.

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