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    I have won several bids using absentee bid forms...

    I have won several bids using absentee bid forms sent in advance of the auction. Typically I won because I really wanted the item and put a high maximum bid, or the item was not very popular because...
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    Typically takes a couple of days before the...

    Typically takes a couple of days before the auction results are posted, and then you should be able to see from the realized prices if you had the winning bids. If you bid online you might be able to...
  3. Could it be Connecticut, or is that too obvious?

    Could it be Connecticut, or is that too obvious?
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    Wow! This looks great. Another must visit place....

    Wow! This looks great. Another must visit place. Not too far from lovely York!
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    That’s very worrying news that the carriers get...

    That’s very worrying news that the carriers get deceptive and regulations get so stringent. I thought they might just have mixed up the two Centrevilles. I have used DHL to send documents directly to...
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    I guess the Germans get confused by Anglo-Saxon...

    I guess the Germans get confused by Anglo-Saxon colonial intricacies! :D
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    DHL is owned by Deutsche Post. Ordnung. They are...

    DHL is owned by Deutsche Post. Ordnung. They are very good but may cost slightly more.
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    In the past steel would sometimes be coated with...

    In the past steel would sometimes be coated with linseed oil to prevent rust. I’m sure you can try paint stripper to try and remove it to start with.
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    David, Many thanks for sharing the photos of the...

    David,
    Many thanks for sharing the photos of the rapier collection. I can’t believe I missed this museum when I was there 10 years ago! I highly recommend visiting Seville to other members for the...
  10. Hi, I tested NEVR-DULL on the tip of a newly...

    Hi,
    I tested NEVR-DULL on the tip of a newly acquired sword. The blade is quite dirty with some black hard grime and a bit of old rust with pitting. When I run a cloth along the blade there is a lot...
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    I’m getting intrigued by these swords. I bought...

    I’m getting intrigued by these swords. I bought mine mostly because you can get a very nice piece of history for still a very reasonable price. But now I see how they are different and questions are...
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    Hej Ivan, Great sword! I like the guard plate...

    Hej Ivan,

    Great sword! I like the guard plate with what looks like a relief of the Green Man. Quite baroque. Interesting to observe the grooves on the grip just like mine.
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    I found a Dutch horseman’s sabre allegedly dating...

    I found a Dutch horseman’s sabre allegedly dating to around 1660-90 with a similar thumb ring, and heart shaped guard plate (now missing) compared to my sword. I also found a German felddegen...
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    Glen, as is the case with the other makersí marks I guess the Wundes mark might have been widely admired and copied.

    I attach a pic of the Swedish hussar m/1759 sabre. This is quite attractive in...
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    Glen, I’m surprised that your sabre was...

    Glen, I’m surprised that your sabre was identified as Swedish. Maybe he meant Swiss?? Sabres arrived in Sweden fairly late when a hussar regiment was set up in the Pomeranian war, equipped with the...
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    Thank you very much for your comments. In the...

    Thank you very much for your comments. In the meantime I looked to see if I could trace the blade mark more narrowly but difficult. The mark is not that clear/detailed and many different versions of...
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    The length of the sword indicates that it’s a...

    The length of the sword indicates that it’s a horseman’s sword. The guard and thumb ring does’t give much protection for the hand. The sword could have been rehilted at some stage. The fit is not...
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    Perhaps we could see some photos from the Seville...

    Perhaps we could see some photos from the Seville rapier collection as well? :hyuk: :drool:
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    Some more pics.

    Some more pics.
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    Felddegen 17thC

    I filled a gap in my collection and recently acquired this felddegen, presumably German, from 17thC. Overall length is 103 cm, with the hilt 15cm and the blade 88cm long. The blade is pretty flat but...
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    That’s truly awful to hear. But I suspect this PC...

    That’s truly awful to hear. But I suspect this PC will spread. It seems museums are now becoming more interested in creating a narrative than preserving and displaying historical objects (arguably...
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    That’s pretty good for a Maritime museum. Thanks...

    That’s pretty good for a Maritime museum. Thanks for posting!
  23. Vladimir, Congratulations on your acquisition!...

    Vladimir,
    Congratulations on your acquisition! It’s a beautiful sword of great quality. Thank you for posting the photos, including of the men who used these swords. It’s fascinating to put these...
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    Well obviously this never happened before so...

    Well obviously this never happened before so people rightly are taking steps to protect their businesses. I recently ordered a book from the UK and it was delivered in the post this week (Sweden)...
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    I couldn’t be specific but it doesn’t look like one of the earliest models and production ceased in the early 1960s due to lack of demand. You can read more on:...
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