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Auction Description for Merrill's Auction Gallery: August 31, 2013 Americana & Military
Viewing Notes:
preview Friday, August 30 from 1:00 till 5:00, and Saturday, August 31 from 8:00 till 9:30 am , or by appointment
Sale Notes:
Please ask relevant questions about lots before bidding. Please consider the photograph to be part of the description of each lot.

August 31, 2013 Americana & Military

(551 Lots)

by Merrill's Auction Gallery

Platinum House

551 lots with images

August 31, 2013

Live Auction

137 James Brown Drive

Williston, VT, 05495 USA

Phone: 802-878-2625

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19th c Greensboro, VT boot form wooden cobbler's sign-

Lot 1: 19th c Greensboro, VT boot form wooden cobbler's sign- "Boots + Shoes" by John J. H. Johnson" in orig. pt. 29" x 24"

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Description: 19th c Greensboro, VT boot form wooden cobbler's sign- "Boots + Shoes" by John J. H. Johnson" in orig. pt. 29" x 24"

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American short sabre, ivory grip, missing knuckle bow, marked AL, blade 27.5

Lot 2: American short sabre, ivory grip, missing knuckle bow, marked AL, blade 27.5", ca. 1775

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Description: American short sabre, ivory grip, missing knuckle bow, marked AL, blade 27.5", ca. 1775

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Custer Ingham (Vt 19th- 20th c)- Christmas Oranges signed o/c 8 x 20

Lot 3: Custer Ingham (Vt 19th- 20th c)- Christmas Oranges signed o/c 8 x 20"

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Description: Custer Ingham (Vt 19th- 20th c)- Christmas Oranges signed o/c 8 x 20"

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Custer Ingham (Vt 19th- 20th c)- Apples o/c 9 x 12

Lot 4: Custer Ingham (Vt 19th- 20th c)- Apples o/c 9 x 12 "

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Description: Custer Ingham (Vt 19th- 20th c)- Apples o/c 9 x 12 "

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Tiffany sterling 'feather

Lot 5: Tiffany sterling 'feather" pattern flatware set 98 pcs

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Description: Tiffany sterling 'feather" pattern flatware set 98 pcs, incl 7" forks, cream soups, serving pcs, etc- see photo

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British fusee militia flintlock musket, 72 cal., brass hardware, walnut, stamped 1A in wood, appears to be in working order

Lot 6: British fusee militia flintlock musket, 72 cal., brass hardware, walnut, stamped 1A in wood, appears to be in working order

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Description: British fusee militia flintlock musket, 72 cal., brass hardware, walnut, stamped 1A in wood, appears to be in working order

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ca 1900 pr. of Persian bag face rugs, 3' 2

Lot 7: ca 1900 pr. of Persian bag face rugs, 3' 2" x 5' 4" each

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Description: ca 1900 pr. of Persian bag face rugs, 3' 2" x 5' 4" each

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Frank Desch (American 1873-1934)- Woman and daughter with baskets

Lot 8: Frank Desch (American 1873-1934)- Woman and daughter with baskets "Blueberry Time" signed o/c 9 x 10"

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Description: Frank Desch (American 1873-1934)- Woman and daughter with baskets "Blueberry Time" signed o/c 9 x 10"

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Ames Model 1832 US Foot artillery sword

Lot 9: Ames Model 1832 US Foot artillery sword

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Description: Ames model 1832 US Foot artillery sword dated 1840 (?), marked JC on blade, marked WAJ on quillon, eagle cast in pommel, leather scabbard, OAL 25.25"

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pr. of early 20th c Japanese ivory figures w/ red lacquer signatures ht. 5

Lot 10: pr. of early 20th c Japanese ivory figures w/ red lacquer signatures ht. 5"

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Description: pr. of early 20th c Japanese ivory figures w/ red lacquer signatures ht. 5"

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Cylindrical 2 panel gilt + rev. pt. desk lamp, probably Handel ht. 14

Lot 11: Cylindrical 2 panel gilt + rev. pt. desk lamp, probably Handel ht. 14"

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Description: Cylindrical 2 panel gilt + rev. pt. desk lamp, probably Handel ht. 14"

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Early French musketoon converted to perc., brass hardware slide + ring, 69 cal., d. 1833 in butt, other stamped numbers

Lot 12: Early French musketoon converted to perc., brass hardware slide + ring, 69 cal., d. 1833 in butt, other stamped numbers

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Description: Early French musketoon converted to perc., brass hardware slide + ring, 69 cal., d. 1833 in butt, other stamped numbers

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19th c Vermont School- Jericho Falls, VT o/b, found in an old house on Cilly Hill, 9

Lot 13: 19th c Vermont School- Jericho Falls, VT o/b, found in an old house on Cilly Hill, 9" x 14"

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Description: 19th c Vermont School- Jericho Falls, VT o/b, found in an old house on Cilly Hill, 9" x 14"

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Unusual lg sterling  S.W. Navajo ram's head necklace w/ turquoise ca. 1920 18

Lot 14: Unusual lg sterling S.W. Navajo ram's head necklace w/ turquoise ca. 1920 18" length

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Description: Unusual lg sterling S.W. Navajo ram's head necklace w/ turquoise ca. 1920 18" length

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18th c New York Chippendale mahogany knuckle arm commode chair,  poplar secondary wood, retaining its original under-layment upholstery

Lot 15: 18th c New York Chippendale mahogany knuckle arm commode chair, poplar secondary wood, retaining its original under-layment upholstery

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Description: 18th c New York Chippendale mahogany knuckle arm commode chair, poplar secondary wood, retaining its original under-layment upholstery

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Philadelphia officer's eagle head artillery sword, fluted bone handle, 5 ball dec., blue and gilt 29

Lot 16: Philadelphia officer's eagle head artillery sword, fluted bone handle, 5 ball dec., blue and gilt 29" blade, leather scabbard, 1st quarter of 19th century

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Description: Philadelphia officer's eagle head artillery sword, fluted bone handle, 5 ball dec., blue and gilt 29" blade, leather scabbard, 1st quarter of 19th century

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Mid 20th c Inuit carved soapstone seal hunter w/ seal, ht. 12

Lot 17: Mid 20th c Inuit carved soapstone seal hunter w/ seal, ht. 12"

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Description: Mid 20th c Inuit carved soapstone seal hunter w/ seal, ht. 12"

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Lorenzo Cassio (Italian 1874-1925)- Micromosiac plaque of Vatican identified and tagged on reverse- 2.5 x 3

Lot 18: Lorenzo Cassio (Italian 1874-1925)- Micromosiac plaque of Vatican identified and tagged on reverse- 2.5 x 3"

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Description: Lorenzo Cassio (Italian 1874-1925)- Micromosiac plaque of Vatican identified and tagged on reverse- 2.5 x 3"

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Important mkd. 6th Co. 34th reg't Haversack with initials

Lot 19: Important mkd. 6th Co. 34th reg't Haversack with initials "J.B.S" (the 34th Border Reg't arrived & stationed in Quebec May 1776)

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Description: Important mkd. 6th Co. 34th reg't Haversack with initials "J.B.S" (the 34th Border Reg't arrived & stationed in Quebec May 1776)

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92 pc gold gilt enamel stemware set descending from Emily Post (1872-1960)

Lot 20: 92 pc gold gilt enamel stemware set descending from Emily Post (1872-1960)

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Description: 92 pc gold gilt enamel stemware set descending from Emily Post (1872-1960)

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Pair of Roswell Gleason signed pewter plates dia. 11

Lot 21: Pair of Roswell Gleason signed pewter plates dia. 11"

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Description: Pair of Roswell Gleason signed pewter plates dia. 11"

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Philadelphia officer's eagle head sword, reeded bone handle, etched steel blade, marked GL+C on top of blade, metal scabbard, blade  OAL 27.25

Lot 22: Philadelphia officer's eagle head sword, reeded bone handle, etched steel blade, marked GL+C on top of blade, metal scabbard, blade OAL 27.25", 1st half of 19th century

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Description: Philadelphia officer's eagle head sword, reeded bone handle, etched steel blade, marked GL+C on top of blade, metal scabbard, blade OAL 27.25", 1st half of 19th century

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Alden Bryan (VT 1913-2001) Tubac, AZ Mission Church signed o/c 18 x 23

Lot 23: Alden Bryan (VT 1913-2001) Tubac, AZ Mission Church signed o/c 18 x 23

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Description: Alden Bryan (VT 1913-2001) Tubac, AZ Mission Church signed o/c 18 x 23

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Ca. 1800 Sheffield silverplate urn form samovar w/ engraved cartouche and lions head handles 19

Lot 24: Ca. 1800 Sheffield silverplate urn form samovar w/ engraved cartouche and lions head handles 19" ht

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Description: Ca. 1800 Sheffield silverplate urn form samovar w/ engraved cartouche and lions head handles 19" ht

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Rare Rutland, VT cherry sofa table w/ banded mahog drws, paneled ends, & sabre legs width 32

Lot 25: Rare Rutland, VT cherry sofa table w/ banded mahog drws, paneled ends, & sabre legs width 32" descending in the Cragin family

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Description: Rare Rutland, VT cherry sofa table w/ banded mahog drws, paneled ends, & sabre legs width 32" descending in the Cragin family

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U.S. A.Waters Model 1816 Type III flintlock musket 69 cal., Millsbury, MA d. 1826

Lot 26: U.S. A.Waters Model 1816 Type III flintlock musket 69 cal., Millsbury, MA d. 1826

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Description: U.S. A.Waters Model 1816 Type III flintlock musket 69 cal., Millsbury, MA d. 1826

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19th c Heriz or Bidjar main carpet w/ interesting Serapi- like border 7' 6

Lot 27: 19th c Heriz or Bidjar main carpet w/ interesting Serapi- like border 7' 6" x 10' 7"

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Description: 19th c Heriz or Bidjar main carpet w/ interesting Serapi- like border 7' 6" x 10' 7"

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Victorian Roccoco carved walnut and gilt pier mirror 7'6

Lot 28: Victorian Roccoco carved walnut and gilt pier mirror 7'6" x 36"

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Description: Victorian Roccoco carved walnut and gilt pier mirror 7'6" x 36"

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Scrimshaw powderhorn w/ animals, inscr.

Lot 29: Scrimshaw powderhorn w/ animals, inscr. "Legrand Cato Kentucky Dec 25, 1801 J.A. Patrick (early settlers of Dayton, OH)

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Description: Scrimshaw powderhorn w/ animals, inscr. "Legrand Cato Kentucky Dec 25, 1801 J.A. Patrick (early settlers of Dayton, OH)

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Outstanding Imari charger dia. 25

Lot 30: Outstanding Imari charger dia. 25"

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Description: Outstanding Imari charger dia. 25"

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Tiffany + Co. gilt brass, onyx, + Paris Porcelain enamel face garniture clock ht. 14

Lot 31: Tiffany + Co. gilt brass, onyx, + Paris Porcelain enamel face garniture clock ht. 14"

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Description: Tiffany + Co. gilt brass, onyx, + Paris Porcelain enamel face garniture clock ht. 14"

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U.S. Model 1816 Johnson Middle, Conn. flintlock musket, d. 1832, 69 cal., inspectors cartouche on left

Lot 32: U.S. Model 1816 Johnson Middle, Conn. flintlock musket, d. 1832, 69 cal., inspectors cartouche on left

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Description: U.S. Model 1816 Johnson Middle, Conn. flintlock musket, d. 1832, 69 cal., inspectors cartouche on left

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Franz Xavier Kosler (Austrian 1864-1905)- Orientalist mother and child signed Cairo '96- o/c 14 x 7

Lot 33: Franz Xavier Kosler (Austrian 1864-1905)- Orientalist mother and child signed Cairo '96- o/c 14 x 7"

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Description: Franz Xavier Kosler (Austrian 1864-1905)- Orientalist mother and child signed Cairo '96- o/c 14 x 7"

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14kt w.g. engagement ring w/ approx. 1.2 ct round modern cut diamond w/ 4 sapphire baguettes

Lot 34: 14kt w.g. engagement ring w/ approx. 1.2 ct round modern cut diamond w/ 4 sapphire baguettes

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Description: 14kt w.g. engagement ring w/ approx. 1.2 ct round modern cut diamond w/ 4 sapphire baguettes

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18th c New England Queen Anne cherry highboy w fan in base & document drw upper case descending from Emily Post  probably CT origin 39

Lot 35: 18th c New England Queen Anne cherry highboy w fan in base & document drw upper case descending from Emily Post probably CT origin 39" w x 71"h

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Description: 18th c New England Queen Anne cherry highboy w fan in base & document drw upper case descending from Emily Post probably CT origin 39" w x 71"h

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Civil War Foot officer's artillery sword, probably French OAL 22

Lot 36: Civil War Foot officer's artillery sword, probably French OAL 22"

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Description: Civil War Foot officer's artillery sword, probably French OAL 22"

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Pre-Columbian Colima Western Mexico ceramic dog vessel 8

Lot 37: Pre-Columbian Colima Western Mexico ceramic dog vessel 8" x 11"

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Description: Pre-Columbian Colima Western Mexico ceramic dog vessel 8" x 11"

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John Henry Twachtman (American 1853-1902)- Hay scene signed o/c 13 x 20

Lot 38: John Henry Twachtman (American 1853-1902)- Hay scene signed o/c 13 x 20"

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Description: John Henry Twachtman (American 1853-1902)- Hay scene signed o/c 13 x 20"

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US Naval officer's sword, iron proof bright etched dec. blade, USN basket, dolphin drag, leather scabbard, blade 29

Lot 39: US Naval officer's sword, iron proof bright etched dec. blade, USN basket, dolphin drag, leather scabbard, blade 29"

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Description: US Naval officer's sword, iron proof bright etched dec. blade, USN basket, dolphin drag, leather scabbard, blade 29"

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2 colored Sandwich glass petal + loop candlesticks- blue and teal blue ht. 7

Lot 40: 2 colored Sandwich glass petal + loop candlesticks- blue and teal blue ht. 7 " each

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Description: 2 colored Sandwich glass petal + loop candlesticks- blue and teal blue ht. 7 " each

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Early NE wooden trencher bowl in old red pt. length 27

Lot 41: Early NE wooden trencher bowl in old red pt. length 27"

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Description: Early NE wooden trencher bowl in old red pt. length 27"

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Civil War era 58 cal. percussion musket w/ Eastern markings

Lot 42: Civil War era 58 cal. percussion musket w/ Eastern markings

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Description: Civil War era 58 cal. percussion musket w/ Eastern markings

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ca 1790 Gilbert Stuart (AM 1755-1828)- portrait of Prominent Boston merchant and privateer Joseph Barrell o/ panel  descending in family  26 x 21

Lot 43: ca 1790 Gilbert Stuart (AM 1755-1828)- portrait of Prominent Boston merchant and privateer Joseph Barrell o/ panel descending in family 26 x 21"

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Description: ca 1790 Gilbert Stuart (AM 1755-1828)- portrait of Prominent Boston merchant and privateer Joseph Barrell o/ panel descending in family 26 x 21"

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ca 1841 Thomas Seir Cummings(AM 1804-1894) - portrait of Joseph James, oil miniature on ivory, descending in the family and retaining the original receipt- 3 x 2.5

Lot 44: ca 1841 Thomas Seir Cummings(AM 1804-1894) - portrait of Joseph James, oil miniature on ivory, descending in the family and retaining the original receipt- 3 x 2.5"

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Description: ca 1841 Thomas Seir Cummings(AM 1804-1894) - portrait of Joseph James, oil miniature on ivory, descending in the family and retaining the original receipt- 3 x 2.5"

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18th c Philadelphia Queen Anne walnut dish top tilt top tea table w/ bird cage & suppressed ball column, old ankle repair

Lot 45: 18th c Philadelphia Queen Anne walnut dish top tilt top tea table w/ bird cage & suppressed ball column, old ankle repair

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Description: 18th c Philadelphia Queen Anne walnut dish top tilt top tea table w/ bird cage & suppressed ball column, old ankle repair

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US Naval officer's sword, iron proof etched dec. blade, USN basket, dolphin drag, sharkskin type scabbard, blade 29.25

Lot 46: US Naval officer's sword, iron proof etched dec. blade, USN basket, dolphin drag, sharkskin type scabbard, blade 29.25"

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Description: US Naval officer's sword, iron proof etched dec. blade, USN basket, dolphin drag, sharkskin type scabbard, blade 29.25"

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6 US Morgan silver dollars MS 60+, one 1878, three 1878-S, one 1879, one 1879-S

Lot 47: 6 US Morgan silver dollars MS 60+, one 1878, three 1878-S, one 1879, one 1879-S

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Description: 6 US Morgan silver dollars MS 60+, one 1878, three 1878-S, one 1879, one 1879-S

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Emilio Grau-Sala (Spanish/ French 1911-1975)- French Street scene signed o/b 14 x18

Lot 48: Emilio Grau-Sala (Spanish/ French 1911-1975)- French Street scene signed o/b 14 x18"

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Description: Emilio Grau-Sala (Spanish/ French 1911-1975)- French Street scene signed o/b 14 x18"

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Lg. floral pt. dec. powderhorn w/ 18th c. belt buckle & cloth belt

Lot 49: Lg. floral pt. dec. powderhorn w/ 18th c. belt buckle & cloth belt

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Description: Lg. floral pt. dec. powderhorn w/ 18th c. belt buckle & cloth belt

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2 bronze

Lot 50: 2 bronze "Foo" dogs w/ old note "Kung Hoi 1662-1722" ht. 2.25"

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Description: 2 bronze "Foo" dogs w/ old note "Kung Hoi 1662-1722" ht. 2.25"

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