August Auction: Over 100 lots of Militaria to be included!


The Canterbury Auction Galleries August sale will include over 100 lots of militaria, including a superb 18th Century Samurai helmet, a good English blunderbuss and a fine pair of English pistols by Griffin and Tow, as well as a very good selection of medals and awards, and general edged weapons, antique guns and general militaria. 

The militaria section will be up for auction on Wednesday 3rd of August and just a few of the lots which will be included in the military sections are as follows: 


Lot 515: A good 18th Century Japanese Suji Cabuto Samurai helmet in russet iron, maebashi inlaid with decoration, with matching mempo, the helmet with original liner (Edo period)

Estimate £1500-2000


Lot 563: A pair of late 18th Century gentleman's flintlock pistols by GriffIin & Tow, London, the 7.5ins plain steel barrels marked with crown over CP, crown over V and I.G., decorated with a stand of arms, the lockplates engraved "Griffin & Tow, London", with floral work, the walnut grips with unmarked escutcheons and with steel ball pommels engraved with floral design, the horn capped ramrods present, 13ins overall 

Estimate £3000-4000


Lot 579: An 18th Century English brass barrel blunderbuss, the 16ins plain round brass barrel marked with a crown over CP, crown over V and I.G., with plain tower style lock marked with a crown and with walnut stock with brass fittings, and original ramrod, 32ins overall 

Estimate £1000-1500


Lot 552: An Edward VII Naval officers dress sword by Gieves of London, the 31.5ins polished steel the brass hilt with anchor motif, lions head pommel and wire bound shagreen grip,  brass and leather scabbard, 37ins overall and with carry case 

Estimate £150-200


Lot 508: A pair of early 20th Century Imperial Russian medal breast medals - Silvery metal and enamel medal for the Defenders of Port Arthur Fortress (1904-05), 44mm sq, and enamel and gilt brass medal from the Nikolaev School of Engineers, 46mm square (enamel chipped), and a watercolour drawing - half length portrait of the recipient Lt. Col. Konstantin Ivanovitch Ksido (born 1879), the gentleman depicted seated smoking, 16ins x 11ins, apparently signed to lower left margin, framed and glazed 

Estimate £500-700


Lot 572: A 19th Century Continental sporting crossbow, with 34ins bow and steel mounted walnut stock and curved trigger, 30ins overall (supports cracked and stirrup ring missing)

Estimate £100-150

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