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Christie's Sale 17th Dec 2013

Postby John Waller » December 11th, 2013, 12:02 pm

Christies have a sale on next week which includes a number of napoleonic period guns and swords. Worth a look if you have xmas pressie cash burning a hole in your pocket. e-catalogue at http://christies.scene7.com/s7/brochure ... 76_SaleCat
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Re: Christie's Sale 17th Dec 2013

Postby Maximrac » December 11th, 2013, 1:08 pm

Found this sale too. I have my eye on lot 90. Looks like those pistols have been hanging above a fireplace with that thick layer of soot. They deserve a little tlc.

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Re: Christie's Sale 17th Dec 2013

Postby Mark » December 11th, 2013, 11:32 pm

There are some lovely items up for auction. If any members are successful in their bids on any Napoleonic pieces please do let us know. Oh and post pics of course ;)

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Re: Christie's Sale 17th Dec 2013

Postby OXFORDMON » December 12th, 2013, 5:54 pm

Some lovely bit and pieces in this sale, anyone considering bidding should remember to factor in the 25% commission though!

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Re: Christie's Sale 17th Dec 2013

Postby Maximrac » December 17th, 2013, 2:43 pm

Having great fun with this sale! The Christie's live auction capabilities are great. Unfortunately had a An. XIII heavy cav sabre snooped from under my nose.

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Re: Christie's Sale 17th Dec 2013

Postby Josh&Historyland » December 17th, 2013, 8:12 pm

Poxy knaves!

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Re: Christie's Sale 17th Dec 2013

Postby terry1956 » December 19th, 2013, 3:26 pm

If that cavalry sabre was the one sold at 1675 pounds, I would say you had a lucky escape. The 1803 pattern looked ok from the pics and 1000 was not a bad price.i do always wonder why 1803 patterns don't do better, but they never do. I stopped buying anything in the uk these days due to the auction fees.much more interesting items can be found in france and german.michael
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Re: Christie's Sale 17th Dec 2013

Postby Maximrac » December 20th, 2013, 9:44 am

Yes it was that one. I dropped out way before it came close to 1675 pounds. You can get a way better deal at french auction sites.
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Re: Christie's Sale 17th Dec 2013

Postby terry1956 » December 21st, 2013, 8:07 pm

I find that german auctions have some very nice napoleonic items from time to time.i went to one around 4 years ago that had a complete uniform of a Italian honour guard regiment, sold to a man with deeper pockets then mine. French auctions however need close inspection, many reproductions are being aged and sold as the real deal.swords and sabres of the imperial guard are also always turning up at one well known Italian auction house, which always turn out to be copies. The heavy cavalry sabre can be found for around 900 pounds or so, 1675 was just a mad price.michael
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