December 14-17, 2021 Collectible Firearms & Militaria
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Late parade halberd in the German style, most likely American. By the outbreak of the American Revolution, the halberd was being used as both a defensive weapon and a symbol of rank, especially for Sergeants. This example was too late for the Revolution, but was most likely used for parades. The construction asserts this, as the halberd is composed of 2 pieces: the point, and the blade and beak. The point is screwed into place and the blade and beak are loosely held in place by iron wires. The blade and beak feature German style decorations including crosses while the hearts are a more American feature. The halberd is also marked with what appears to be a museum number which reads "P11". The blade measures 8 - 1/2" and the point measures 10". The halberd has both of its original iron straps which secure the blade to the wood haft with six iron nails on each side. The halberd measures 89" overall and ends with a spike base. CONDITION: The blade, beak, and point all exhibit delamination marks that are consistent with hand forging. There are also areas of scattered pitting and light surface rust. The haft exhibits handling marks but remains sturdy. Overall good. PROVENANCE: John K. Lattimer Collection. JLD
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Value
Blade Length
20"
Overall Length
89"
Paperwork
AMERICAN PARADE HALBERD IN THE GERMAN STYLE
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $4,080.00
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Number Bids: 39
Auction closed on Friday, December 17, 2021.
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