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Fine Modern & Antique Guns - March 2018

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Sale A0318 Lot 200

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HENRY WILKINSON, LONDON
A GOOD BRITISH INFANTRY OFFICER'S 1897 PATTERN SWORD, serial no. 52065, WITH ASSOCIATED 'DEATH PENNY',
World War One, with straight etched 32 1/2in. blade signed and proved by the maker, pierced nickel-plated half-basket with 'GRV' device, sharkskin bound grip with chequered backstrap and complete with its brown leather field scabbard, the 'death penny' bronze memorial plaque of usual form and marked to 'HOWELL CHARLES STEPHENS'

Provenance: The sword presented for sale here was the former property of 2nd. Lieutenant Stephens of the Worcs. Rifles who was lost on the Somme in 1916.

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Estimate £200-300




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