There were no fears of lot 10 meeting its Waterloo – as it had been well coveted by eager militaria enthusiasts.
The 1796 light cavalry curved sword which had seen action at Waterloo hailed from the private collection of Sergeant Major Cottons – it sold for £1450!
I can assure you, we were prepared when we sold lot 13 – a rare German Anton Wingin Jr 1938 SA dagger for £700.
Lot 16 gave someone the excuse not to join the French Foreign Legion.
The infantry short sword – based on a Roman Legionaries sword, sold for £170.
It’s a stroke of luck that lot 202 was faulty – a WW2 German incendiary bomb that failed to ignite. It did go off though at auction, selling for £220.
I can’t think of anything worse than having a grenade thrown at you and thinking: That looks like my grandmother’s vase!
Yes, lot 250, an inert Japanese ceramic grenade, sold for £360.
N. B. All sold prices are hammer prices and exclude commission.
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