September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/29/2021
This sword was purchase from a descendent of Colonel Adam Hubley in 2018. An old brown tag is inscribed "worn through the Revolutionary (War)". According to records on the Pennsylvania State Assembly website, "Adam Hubley was commissioned as First Lieutenant in the 1st Pa. Battalion, Oct. 27, 1775; promoted to Major of one of the additional regiments in 1776; Lieutenant Colonel, 10th Pa. Reg't, March 12, 1777, ranking from Oct. 4, 1776; Lieut. Colonel Commandant 11th Pa. Reg't June 5, 1779 to rank from Feb'y 13, 1779; retired Jan'y 1, 1781. Hubley was born in Lancaster. January 9, 1759, and died in Philadelphia, March 4, 1798. Hubley took a very active part in the War of the Revolution, and held, successively, the offices of First Lieutenant, Major and Lieutenant Colonel. He was commandant of the 11th Pennsylvania Regiment. He retired May 14. 1781. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1783, and one of the original members of the Pennsylvania Society of the Cincinnati." Probably Philadelphia made, this sword has a slightly curved single edged blade with two fuller on each side and a 7-5/8" false edge. The silver four slot guard with scalloped right edge and decorated on both sides with chased and engraved borders. A double chain knucklebow connects the guard to the beak of the short beaked silver eagle head pommel. Pommel engraved with pointed feathers, stippling and shading. There is a roped edge along the base of the pommel. The grip is completely wrapped with thin silver and strands of braided silver wire. There is a scalloped silver ferrule at the base of the grip. The sword is complete with its original black leather scabbard with sheet silver mounts. The original iron hanger with iron chain links terminating in clasps is still present. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with scattered areas of heavier patina and a few nicks to edge. Hilt retains a dark unpolished patina overall. Hilt slightly loose to blade. Scabbard has a crazed surface and drag is absent. There is a 6" area of loss below stitching line on back side. Mounts are dark and unpolished. A very early and historic American silver hilted sword attributed to an important Revolutionary War officer. DMG
Blade Length
Overall Length
33 - 1/2"
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $9,000.00
Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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