Rare militaria among auction treasures

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 21st August, 2015

Two rare 1876 and 1886 big game Winchester rifles are among a strong selection of militaria items at Glenelg Auctions forthcoming sale from 10.30am Sunday August 23 at 109 Learmonth Street, Portland.

The auction features a rare Japanese warlord’s 1470s matchlock musket (catalogue estimate $4750-$4995) and three American Civil War carbines.

Other fascinating antique firearms include a Remington cartridge conversion revolving rifle ($6500-$7500 estimate) and a cased pair of goldminers percussion pistols.

There is a range of Japanese, German and English World War I and II swords, bayonets, helmets, caps, medals and badges – including a Japanese Kyu Gunto sword (estimate $3950-$4225).

The auction also contains cast iron and tin toys, kitchenalia, early Greek and Roman coins, stamps, costume jewellery, whalebone scrimshaws and other collectables.


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