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    Ancient Order of Hibernians Sword

    Hello All.

    Looking for some help on this sword. Who was the maker (I can't make it out from the pic), and approx date for sword. Listed as 1900-1930. Might it be a bit older?

    http://www.jjmilitaryantiques.com/ca...ype=swrduspost

    Anybody have one with pics they'd like to share? Ive seen these swords in the pattern of the model 1860 as well. I assume that style is older? Trying to learn as much as I can about these swords before I continue to search to make a purchase.

    Thanks!

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    The seller (imo) is probably spot on timewise and a much better deal from him would be to buy a book that shows an exact match to this sword but marked to a Worcester MA jewelry co.
    http://www.jjmilitaryantiques.com/ca...goryType=Books

    In it you would also see that the sword has lost all of its plating. Some time on the net searching will show price points. The book is inexpensive, in terms of what you might save in the long run. The seller would probably answer any questions he can as far as what he sees with the sword in hand.

    Style does not necessarily dictate timeline and maybe hook up with some of the AOH and perhaps they can share sword types and histories. As far as I know, the 1860 staff type run as late as the the 20th century as well.

    Cheers

    Hotspur; the book, compiled from notes of two serious collectors of fraternal swords still falls short of answering all the questions
    http://www.aoh.com/
    Last edited by Glen C.; 07-17-2013 at 05:55 PM.

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    Thanks Glen. I plan to purchase the reference book you suggested. I passed on the sword which has since sold. I'm really looking more for the ones that are similar to the Model 1860 as I know the sword General Meagher of the Irish Brigade carried was very similar. I'd still really like to see any pictures of these swords if anybody on the board would share. Anybody have a pic of General Meagher's sword? I had a VERY strange exchange of emails with a person who must have seen my wanted post in the classified section and contacted me. Needless to say that was a dead end. Otherwise, I'm still trying to do my "homework" on these swords. I'm a member of the AOH and have been looking for info on these swords with them as well. They seem to be proving more elusive than I had anticipated.

    Regards to all.....

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    Thanks for all the links to pics of the good Generals sword. Meagher was a fine Irish lad, not to mention an ardent Patriot! Any help locating a AOH sword in the Model 1860 style (which would be similar to Meaghers sword) would be greatly appreciated. I have done many a google search coming up mostly empty trying to locate one of these Hibernian swords for sale.

    All the best....

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