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  • Hernando Cortez, an early oil portrait of him in gilded black armor, in the style of El Greco
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000
    Lot 1

    Hernando Cortez, an early oil portrait of him in gilded...

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
  • German Saber w/ "Walloon" style hilt, Massive Saber Blade w/ Inscription, ca. 1650
    Estimate
    $1,200 - $1,500
    Lot 2

    German Saber w/ "Walloon" style hilt, Massive Saber Bla...

    Est.
    $1,200 - $1,500
  • British 1751 Hanger Short Saber, Warwickshire Militia, by Samuel Harvey
    Estimate
    $700 - $900
    Lot 3

    British 1751 Hanger Short Saber, Warwickshire Militia, ...

    Est.
    $700 - $900
  • Spanish Miguelet lock flintlock Pocket Pistol, ca. 1770
    Estimate
    $500 - $750
    Lot 4

    Spanish Miguelet lock flintlock Pocket Pistol, ca. 1770...

    Est.
    $500 - $750
  • Flintlock turn-off barrel muff pistol by I.D. Wilbraham of London
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 5

    Flintlock turn-off barrel muff pistol by I.D. Wilbraham...

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    $250 - $500
  • Flintlock brass barrel pocket pistol, Belgian made
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 6

    Flintlock brass barrel pocket pistol, Belgian made

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    $250 - $500
  • Jezail, exceptional Arab musket with Italian barrel and mounts, originally dating from the early 1700's.
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,000
    Lot 7

    Jezail, exceptional Arab musket with Italian barrel and...

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    $1,000 - $2,000
  • Another, very early Jezail, Miguelet lock musket, superbly tooled barrel and mounts with ocean themed decoration.
    Estimate
    $700 - $1,200
    Lot 8

    Another, very early Jezail, Miguelet lock musket, super...

    Est.
    $700 - $1,200
  • North African Flintlock Pistol with large powder horn.
    Estimate
    $300 - $700
    Lot 9

    North African Flintlock Pistol with large powder horn.

    Est.
    $300 - $700
  • Alexander Hamilton Signed Revolutionary War Document, ca. 1782
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $5,000
    Lot 10

    Alexander Hamilton Signed Revolutionary War Document, c...

    Est.
    $1,000 - $5,000
  • Johann-Friedrich Dryander Painting
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Lot 11

    Johann-Friedrich Dryander Painting

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
  • French Cavalry Officer's Saber "a la allemagne"
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Lot 12

    French Cavalry Officer's Saber "a la allemagne"

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
  • Samurai Sword Katana in plain mounts, with older, smith made blade.
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,500
    Lot 13

    Samurai Sword Katana in plain mounts, with older, smith...

    Est.
    $500 - $1,500
  • Rounded Pillow Pommel US ca. 1800 Saber w/ Horn Grip, "Warranted and large Eagle on blade.
    Estimate
    $500 - $700
    Lot 14

    Rounded Pillow Pommel US ca. 1800 Saber w/ Horn Grip, "...

    Est.
    $500 - $700
  • Exceptional "Honour and My Country" Bladed American Saber ca. 1812
    Estimate
    $700 - $900
    Lot 15

    Exceptional "Honour and My Country" Bladed American Sab...

    Est.
    $700 - $900
  • Extremely nice Eaglehead Saber ca. 1812 w/ reeded bone grip, "Osborne" type eagle, short saber blade w/ Libert Cap.
    Estimate
    $500 - $700
    Lot 16

    Extremely nice Eaglehead Saber ca. 1812 w/ reeded bone ...

    Est.
    $500 - $700
  • US 1812 Artillery Officer's Saber, blue and gold decoration, by H. Boker
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 17

    US 1812 Artillery Officer's Saber, blue and gold decora...

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • Slot-hilted Eaglehead saber, beautiful bone grip, ca. 1812, no scabbard.
    Estimate
    $500 - $800
    Lot 18

    Slot-hilted Eaglehead saber, beautiful bone grip, ca. 1...

    Est.
    $500 - $800
  • US ca. 1812-1820 so called Militia Artillery or Cavalry saber, 1796 light cavalry style, brass hilt, leather grip, plain blad
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 19

    US ca. 1812-1820 so called Militia Artillery or Cavalry...

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • R.S. Clark Federal period Percussion Fowler
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 20

    R.S. Clark Federal period Percussion Fowler

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • 2 French style sidearm swords; a briquet and a Roman style sword
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 21

    2 French style sidearm swords; a briquet and a Roman st...

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • 8 Older Powder Horns
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    $300 - $500
    Lot 22

    8 Older Powder Horns

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • 5 American Primitive Knives
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    $300 - $500
    Lot 23

    5 American Primitive Knives

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • 3 Edged Weapons: Kukri, Spanish Saber, Shriner's Sword
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 24

    3 Edged Weapons: Kukri, Spanish Saber, Shriner's Sword

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • A Chinese Guandao Pole Arm, similar to a Naginata, Very Early and Fine with wooden sheath.
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,200
    Lot 25

    A Chinese Guandao Pole Arm, similar to a Naginata, Very...

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,200
  • A Chinese Pole Arm, Guandao, with extensive decoration on the haft.
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 26

    A Chinese Pole Arm, Guandao, with extensive decoration ...

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Remington 1852 dated Mississippi Rifle
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 27

    Remington 1852 dated Mississippi Rifle

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • Col. C.G. Hawley 117th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Presentation Civil War Sword #83
    Estimate
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Lot 28

    Col. C.G. Hawley 117th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Presenta...

    Est.
    $2,500 - $5,000
  • Superb Ames 1850 Staff abd Field Officer's Sword and Scabbard, carried by Col. C.G. Hawley, 117th Ohio Volunteers #86
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Lot 29

    Superb Ames 1850 Staff abd Field Officer's Sword and Sc...

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,500
  • Cannon Ball
    Estimate
    $50 - $100
    Lot 30

    Cannon Ball

    Est.
    $50 - $100
  • Seven New York State Civil War Histories
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 31

    Seven New York State Civil War Histories

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • Five Civil War Histories and a book of Southern War Poetry
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 32

    Five Civil War Histories and a book of Southern War Poe...

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • Eight Regimental Histories of Massachusetts in the Civil War
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 33

    Eight Regimental Histories of Massachusetts in the Civi...

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • Seven Original Histories of New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Connecticut in the Civil War
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 34

    Seven Original Histories of New Hampshire, New Jersey, ...

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • Eleven Original Regimental Histories of Pennsylvania in the Civil War
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 35

    Eleven Original Regimental Histories of Pennsylvania in...

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • Five Rhode Island and Vermont Civil War Histories
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 36

    Five Rhode Island and Vermont Civil War Histories

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • American Leather Fire Helmet w/ eagle head crest and 2 Cabinet Card Photos of Horse drawn Fire Engines
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 37

    American Leather Fire Helmet w/ eagle head crest and 2 ...

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • 6 Excellent European Saber Bayonets
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 38

    6 Excellent European Saber Bayonets

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • Civil War, Indian War and Earlier US Buttons
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 39

    Civil War, Indian War and Earlier US Buttons

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • Many Powder Flasks, Bullet Molds, Padlocks,
    Estimate
    $500 - $700
    Lot 40

    Many Powder Flasks, Bullet Molds, Padlocks,

    Est.
    $500 - $700
  • National Arms Company derringer, similar to the Moore and Colt patents
    Estimate
    $500 - $750
    Lot 41

    National Arms Company derringer, similar to the Moore a...

    Est.
    $500 - $750
  • LeFaucheux a Paris pinfire pocket revolver, fully engraved, with folding trigger, .32 caliber.
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 42

    LeFaucheux a Paris pinfire pocket revolver, fully engra...

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • Superb set of Devisme of Paris percussion rifled pistols, cased with all accoutrements.
    Estimate
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Lot 43

    Superb set of Devisme of Paris percussion rifled pistol...

    Est.
    $2,500 - $5,000
  • Williamson Derringer
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Lot 44

    Williamson Derringer

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,500
  • Collection of Civil War letters from Charles Backster/Baxter, 27th New Jersey Volunteers, along with later letters of the Bax
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000
    Lot 45

    Collection of Civil War letters from Charles Backster/B...

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
  • Relic Remington New Model Army Revolver w/ documentation connecting it to the Custer battle
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $5,000
    Lot 46

    Relic Remington New Model Army Revolver w/ documentatio...

    Est.
    $1,000 - $5,000
  • US Model 1906 Sword
    Estimate
    $100 - $250
    Lot 47

    US Model 1906 Sword

    Est.
    $100 - $250
  • US Model 1906 Experimental Cavalry Saber
    Estimate
    $100 - $250
    Lot 48

    US Model 1906 Experimental Cavalry Saber

    Est.
    $100 - $250

Auction Description

Weapons & War Auction: Objects of Heroism and Tragedy by Witherell's

Our Militaria sale includes treasures from as early as the 1600's, to an unparalleled collection of wings and aviation badges and medals from all over the world. We have a superb portrait and saber of a French Revolutionary officer, a military letter signed by Alexander Hamilton, and a spectacular array of swords, guns, and more items from the estate of General Anthony McAuliffe.

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a)              Guarantee of Accurate Description.  Witherell’s guarantees the accuracy of the lot heading description applicable to your purchased product for a period of 45 days after the closing date of sale (the “Guarantee Period”).  For purposes of these terms and conditions, the closing date of sale is the date that is the latter of (i) the invoice for the product being fully paid in good and immediately available funds, and (ii) the product being delivered to you.

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