September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This fine example of a Napoleonic War period Infantry Flank officer’s sword was made by Wooley & Deakin of Birmingham, England. The Flank companies were the Grenadiers and Light Infantry companies. The curved single-edged blade has a wide shallow single fuller. The top portion of the blade is blued with gilt wash applied to the engraving. The right side of the blade is engraved with floral and foliate motifs and the crowned cypher of King George III. Below the Royal cypher is an engraved flank officer above a "WARRANTED" banner, the ricasso with a large acanthus leaf. The obverse side of the blade features a floral wreath above the British Royal crest with the motto “Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense” and another ribbon with the motto “Dieu Et Mon Droit” above a trophy of arms. There is also an engraved cartouche inscribed “Wooley & Deakins”. The cast gilt brass hilt has a chased and engraved Royal "GR" cypher of King George III on the knucklebow. The guard has eight piercings. The ivory grip has checkered panels below a carved wedding band at the base. Classic relief chased and engraved lion's head pommel. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts and two suspension rings. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Blade retains about 50-70% original blue finish and most of original gilt finish. Polished section has a couple areas of minor pitting and has been polished. Hilt retains 80-90% original gilt finish. Grip very good with sharp checkering and one thin short sliver missing on left side along backstrap. Scabbard very good retaining 30-50% original gilt finish on mounts, one dent on right side of drag. This is a fine example of an 1803 flank officer’s saber dating to the Peninsular and Napoleonic War period by a well known maker. DMG
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Blade Length
28 - 1/4"
Overall Length
33"
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,024.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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