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Antique Arms, Armour and Militaria Sale Achieves Delightful Result

A pair of 28 Bore Silesian Long Wheel-Lock Holster Pistols, Cieszynie (TESCHEN), circa 1640-60. Image coiurtesy of Thomas Del Mar

A pair of 28 Bore Silesian Long Wheel-Lock Holster Pistols, Cieszynie (TESCHEN), circa 1640-60, is one of the Antique Arms sold at the auction. Estimate: £8,000-12,000 . Sold: £16,800.  Image: Thomas Del Mar

AUCTION

Thomas Del Mar’s Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria Auction End with successful results  

LONDON— After a successful outing during the Higgins Armory auction in May, Thomas Del Mar returned on June 25th with another major auction of Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria. The auction attracted collectors, dealers and enthusiast who vigorously competed for the 415 lots. The grand total released at the end of the auction was £602,646 Speaking on the success of the auction, Auctioneer, and Expert-in-charge, Thomas Del Mar, commented: “Following closely on the heels of the remarkable success of the Higgins Armory auction in May we were delighted with the result.  The auction included two further institutional properties, from The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago that were both 100% sold.  The sale also included the second and final part of the Stern Collection that was well received. The highlight of the day was the Boutet pistols from the descendant family of the Viceroy Peru, achieving £57,600 to a private collector.”

Below is the list of the top 10 results for Thomas Del Mar’s recent auction of Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria

Maximilian Fashion: Sold at the Antique Arms Auction

A composite German and Italian cap-a-pie field armour in the so-called “Maximilian Fashion”, partly Nuremberg, early 16th century. Image courtesy of Thomas Del Mar