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US 1840 Musician’s Sword with Etched Blade

A very fine US 1840 Musician’s Sword with etched blade, probably by W.H. Horstmann of Philadelphia. The name is a little difficult to make out, but the “W.H.” is clear, as is “Philadelphia.” The hilt appears to be the standard one for an 1840 Musician’s sword, but is smaller, shorter than the Ames by an inch. The blade is also lighter than the regulation one. The etching is a little faint, but appears to be vines and florals. There is no scabbard. Dimensions: 34.5 inches long overall, with the blade being 28.5 inches long. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $65.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

Condition:

The blade is a bit worn, and grey. There are faint stains over much of it. The hilt is excellent. Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under terms and conditions. Please be advised we do not provide porters nor packing materials for pick ups. We do not accept credit cards. 

 

 

Estimate: $250 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$212
01/14/2021

 

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards. This auction has a buyer's premium of 21%.