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Auction Description for Quinn & Farmer Auctions: Dec 14, 2012 MILITARIA AUCTION

Dec 14, 2012 MILITARIA AUCTION

by Quinn & Farmer Auctions


229 lots | 228 with images

December 14, 2012

Live Auction

2109 India Road

Charlottesville, VA, 22901 USA

Phone: 434-293-2904

Fax: 434-295-1978

Email: information@quinnandfarmer.com

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World War II-era wooden bomb with tin fins made as an instructional aid

Lot 210: World War II-era wooden bomb with tin fins made as an instructional aid

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Description: World War II-era wooden bomb with tin fins made as an instructional aid. Two hinges along side which allow bomb to open so the interior can be viewed. It appears the fin assembly need to be removed first. Typed description inside.

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Large lot of WWII uncirculated Nazi Germany stamps, most featuring the likeness of Adolf Hitler.

Lot 211: Large lot of WWII uncirculated Nazi Germany stamps, most featuring the likeness of Adolf Hitler.

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Description: Large lot of WWII uncirculated Nazi Germany stamps, most featuring the likeness of Adolf Hitler.

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World War I grouping of medical-related items once owned and used by Private Herbert Giffin, a member of the United States Army‚  35...

Lot 212: World War I grouping of medical-related items once owned and used by Private Herbert Giffin, a member of the United States Army‚ 35...

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Description: World War I grouping of medical-related items once owned and used by Private Herbert Giffin, a member of the United States Army‚ 351st Ambulance Company. The grouping, with a copy of Giffin‚ Honorable Discharge certificate, consists of ambulance calling cards bearing Giffin‚ name; a small medical kit; shaving razor; ‚ house wife‚ sewing kit inscribed with Giffin‚ name; WWI Medical Corps insignia; lighter; photo postcards; trench candle; shoe heel plates; leather wrist watch band with watch protective cover (no watch); miscellaneous surgical instruments and other related items.

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World War II sterling silver United States Army Air Forces Command Pilot wings, 2‚   with clutch back pins on reverse side.

Lot 213: World War II sterling silver United States Army Air Forces Command Pilot wings, 2‚ with clutch back pins on reverse side.

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Description: World War II sterling silver United States Army Air Forces Command Pilot wings, 2‚ with clutch back pins on reverse side.

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Royal Canadian World War II medal and insignia group identified to Sgt

Lot 214: Royal Canadian World War II medal and insignia group identified to Sgt

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Description: Royal Canadian World War II medal and insignia group identified to Sgt. R.F. Johnston, RCAF. Includes silver Canadian Voluntary Service Medal and World War II 1939-1945 Service Medal, Royal Canadian Air Force cap badge, two other badges and cloth rank insignia.

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Lot of WWII US Army Nurse officer‚  insignia consisting of cloth insignia; gilt eagle cap device; pair of nurse collar insignia; pai...

Lot 215: Lot of WWII US Army Nurse officer‚ insignia consisting of cloth insignia; gilt eagle cap device; pair of nurse collar insignia; pai...

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Description: Lot of WWII US Army Nurse officer‚ insignia consisting of cloth insignia; gilt eagle cap device; pair of nurse collar insignia; pair of ‚ US‚ collar insignia; and pair of London-made and marked Major‚ rank insignia.

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4 Lot of WWII US Army Nurse officer‚  insignia consisting of cloth insignia; gilt eagle cap device; pair of nurse collar insignia; p...

Lot 216: 4 Lot of WWII US Army Nurse officer‚ insignia consisting of cloth insignia; gilt eagle cap device; pair of nurse collar insignia; p...

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Description: 4 Lot of WWII US Army Nurse officer‚ insignia consisting of cloth insignia; gilt eagle cap device; pair of nurse collar insignia; pair of ‚ US‚ collar insignia; and pair of London-made and marked Major‚ rank insignia.

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World War II Italian black pennant with the name of a deceased soldier written in gold letters along one side

Lot 217: World War II Italian black pennant with the name of a deceased soldier written in gold letters along one side

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Description: World War II Italian black pennant with the name of a deceased soldier written in gold letters along one side. The man‚ name was ‚ Fppo Principato.‚ Measures approximately 22-inches long and has string ties at wide end for attachment to carrying staff.

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Spanish-American War era US Army leather exterior rifle cartridge box with original brass, lead-filled ‚  NJ‚   (for New Jersey Nati...

Lot 218: Spanish-American War era US Army leather exterior rifle cartridge box with original brass, lead-filled ‚ NJ‚ (for New Jersey Nati...

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Description: Spanish-American War era US Army leather exterior rifle cartridge box with original brass, lead-filled ‚ NJ‚ (for New Jersey National Guard) oval plate mounted to front. Sewn inside are two rows of canvas cartridge loops, ten on each side. The number ‚ 97‚ written in dark in, perhaps signifying the year 1897. Reverse side has small oval plate with number ‚ 59‚ attached. One belt loop loose, the other shows contemporary gluing to box back.

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Indian Wars and Spanish-American War canvas cartridge belt with 45 individual loops to hold ammunition for the rifle

Lot 219: Indian Wars and Spanish-American War canvas cartridge belt with 45 individual loops to hold ammunition for the rifle

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Description: Indian Wars and Spanish-American War canvas cartridge belt with 45 individual loops to hold ammunition for the rifle. Loop size perhaps can accommodate the 45/70 round. Minor fraying to canvas near one keeper.

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Spanish-American War medal grouping consisting of numbered United States Army Spanish War Service medal (NOT an MNO), numbered Spani...

Lot 220: Spanish-American War medal grouping consisting of numbered United States Army Spanish War Service medal (NOT an MNO), numbered Spani...

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Description: Spanish-American War medal grouping consisting of numbered United States Army Spanish War Service medal (NOT an MNO), numbered Spanish-American War association medal, Military Order of the Serpent medals, Spanish War Veterans reunion medals and association lapel pin. All in very good to fine condition, complete with ribbons.

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Miniature US Army Model 1872 cavalry saber often used as letter opener by officers. Measures 8-7/8‚   in length. Accompanying paperw...

Lot 221: Miniature US Army Model 1872 cavalry saber often used as letter opener by officers. Measures 8-7/8‚ in length. Accompanying paperw...

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Description: Miniature US Army Model 1872 cavalry saber often used as letter opener by officers. Measures 8-7/8‚ in length. Accompanying paperwork indicates owner who sold it on ebay said her grandmother told her it was owned and used by her grandfather, who was secretary to Teddy Roosevelt.

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Mexican Border Service American Army felt commemorative 1916 pennant identified to the 74th Infantry at Pharr, Texas. Measures appro...

Lot 222: Mexican Border Service American Army felt commemorative 1916 pennant identified to the 74th Infantry at Pharr, Texas. Measures appro...

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Description: Mexican Border Service American Army felt commemorative 1916 pennant identified to the 74th Infantry at Pharr, Texas. Measures approximately 36‚ long. Accompanied by Mexican Border Service 1916 ‚ SALEM BOYS OF CO. H, 8TH REGIMENT‚ photograph, with small mascot boy in center holding small rifle.

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Civil War Grand Army of the Republic member‚  medal complete with ribbon and having original gilt finish. Accompanied by eleven orig...

Lot 223: Civil War Grand Army of the Republic member‚ medal complete with ribbon and having original gilt finish. Accompanied by eleven orig...

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Description: Civil War Grand Army of the Republic member‚ medal complete with ribbon and having original gilt finish. Accompanied by eleven original Civil War bullets of all types, most identified to Civil War battlefields including Gettysburg and Antietam. The bullets were originally sold by the Horse Soldier shop in Gettysburg.

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Original April 10, 1780 dated, hand-written document relating to ‚  Captain Joseph Palmer‚   in the town of ‚  Voluntown.‚   Has cur...

Lot 224: Original April 10, 1780 dated, hand-written document relating to ‚ Captain Joseph Palmer‚ in the town of ‚ Voluntown.‚ Has cur...

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Description: Original April 10, 1780 dated, hand-written document relating to ‚ Captain Joseph Palmer‚ in the town of ‚ Voluntown.‚ Has curious content. Beautifully framed (15-1/4‚ by 13‚ ) and accompanied by certificate of authenticity from Esquire Galleries, Inc. Fine condition.

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World War I era ‚  Oberdorf‚   marked two pouch leather cartridge box with three belt loops on back, accompanied by Spanish-American...

Lot 225: World War I era ‚ Oberdorf‚ marked two pouch leather cartridge box with three belt loops on back, accompanied by Spanish-American...

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Description: World War I era ‚ Oberdorf‚ marked two pouch leather cartridge box with three belt loops on back, accompanied by Spanish-American War era American crossed rifle metal eagle hat plate. Both in very good condition.

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Two original World War I metal insignia, one for infantry, the other artillery (bronze crossed cannons with numeral ‚  124‚  ), plus...

Lot 226: Two original World War I metal insignia, one for infantry, the other artillery (bronze crossed cannons with numeral ‚ 124‚ ), plus...

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Description: Two original World War I metal insignia, one for infantry, the other artillery (bronze crossed cannons with numeral ‚ 124‚ ), plus a reproduction 7th Cavalry brass belt plate. Uncertain that such a plate ever existed. Very good condition.

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World War I postcard collection with more than 400 black and white and color postcards of landmarks in France and Belgium

Lot 227: World War I postcard collection with more than 400 black and white and color postcards of landmarks in France and Belgium

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Description: World War I postcard collection with more than 400 black and white and color postcards of landmarks in France and Belgium. Some good military views. Collected by a World War I veteran as a souvenir of his service. Many of the cards are mounted to black album paper. Those that are not may have written discriptions on the reverse. Good condition.

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Civil War identified 1862 cavalry-tactics book that was borrowed by one officer in the 1st Virginia Cavalry (a Union regiment, not C...

Lot 228: Civil War identified 1862 cavalry-tactics book that was borrowed by one officer in the 1st Virginia Cavalry (a Union regiment, not C...

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Description: Civil War identified 1862 cavalry-tactics book that was borrowed by one officer in the 1st Virginia Cavalry (a Union regiment, not Confederate) from another officer in the same unit, nine days after the latter was killed on July 3, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg. The hard-covered book, titled ‚ Cavalry Tactics or Regulations for the Instruction, Formations and Movements of The Cavalry of the Army and Volunteers of the United States‚ by Philip St. Geo. Cooke (published in Washington in 1862), was owned by Adjt. Sidney Knowles of Hockingport, Ohio. It was borrowed by Lt. A.S. Palmer, who wrote on the inside front cover, ‚ Borrowed this book from Sidney Knowles of Hockingport, ten days after he was killed at Gettysburg on the 3rd of July 1863 & I was wounded.‚ Contains over 300 pages with fold-out plates. Covers worn, spine covering slightly opening along edge.

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Finely-detailed, original Indian Wars US military spread-winged brass eagle belt plate mounted on a reproduction black leather belt ...

Lot 229: Finely-detailed, original Indian Wars US military spread-winged brass eagle belt plate mounted on a reproduction black leather belt ...

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Description: Finely-detailed, original Indian Wars US military spread-winged brass eagle belt plate mounted on a reproduction black leather belt with sword straps. The brass fittings on the belt are original Indian Wars era as well. The rig was previously worn by a re-enactor.

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WWII-era Indian ‚  Ghurka‚   fighting knife with small knife stored in small compartment of the knife‚  leather scabbard. Blade of t...

Lot 230: WWII-era Indian ‚ Ghurka‚ fighting knife with small knife stored in small compartment of the knife‚ leather scabbard. Blade of t...

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Description: WWII-era Indian ‚ Ghurka‚ fighting knife with small knife stored in small compartment of the knife‚ leather scabbard. Blade of this legendary knife used by these equally-famous fighters is in fine condition. Scabbard has belt loop. Small crack to wood of knife handle near pommel.

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Scarce unit-used WWII Nazi vizor cap with political-style aluminum eagle and swastika and roundel without the surrounding wreath. Th...

Lot 231: Scarce unit-used WWII Nazi vizor cap with political-style aluminum eagle and swastika and roundel without the surrounding wreath. Th...

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Description: Scarce unit-used WWII Nazi vizor cap with political-style aluminum eagle and swastika and roundel without the surrounding wreath. The absence of the wreath is because the hat, with its light blue piping, was used by a guard in a German prison holding criminals. It was not used in a concentration camp. These prison hats are seldom seen and are considered somewhat of a rarity among Third Reich collectibles. The hat is in excellent condition with the exception of the interior sweat band, which shows chipping and one section of about 4‚ missing. No moth damage, and exterior perimeter band is of dark velvet.

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Two (2) WWII US Army enlisted visor hats both complete with Army eagle insignia on round brass background and chin straps with side ...

Lot 232: Two (2) WWII US Army enlisted visor hats both complete with Army eagle insignia on round brass background and chin straps with side ...

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Description: Two (2) WWII US Army enlisted visor hats both complete with Army eagle insignia on round brass background and chin straps with side buttons. One of the hats has light tan cover in cotton designating summer use; the other has the darker khaki wool fabric for winter use. This hat has the ‚ crusher‚ look and may have been used by an aviator who used headphones during wear. There is moth damage to a the top (small) and on both sides where has folds down along the side. This damage is about 3-1/2‚ long on one side and 1‚ on the other.

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Circa-1900 large outdoor US Cavalry photograph (20-3/8‚Äô wide by 8-1/4‚   high mounted on original cardboard stock 24‚   by 13‚  ) ...

Lot 233: Circa-1900 large outdoor US Cavalry photograph (20-3/8‚Äô wide by 8-1/4‚ high mounted on original cardboard stock 24‚ by 13‚ ) ...

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Description: Circa-1900 large outdoor US Cavalry photograph (20-3/8‚Äô wide by 8-1/4‚ high mounted on original cardboard stock 24‚ by 13‚ ) showing an American cavalry unit with hundreds of troopers mounted on their horses and carrying cavalry sabers. Members of the unit in the foreground carry their sabers pointed upward against their right shoulders. On one unit flag can be seen the number ‚ 1‚ over the letter ‚ D‚ perhaps designating Troop D of the 1st Cavalry. A scarce outdoor image in fine condition.

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WWII US infantry soldier‚  handmade fighting side knife identified to Sgt

Lot 234: WWII US infantry soldier‚ handmade fighting side knife identified to Sgt

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Description: WWII US infantry soldier‚ handmade fighting side knife identified to Sgt. H. R. Smith of Headquarters Company, 24th Regulating Station (unit charged with movement of material by rail, etc.) in the European Theater. The knife, with bowie-style 6‚ -long blade with wood grip, is accompanied by an envelope with Smith‚ address, his notice of change of address with his address, two photos of the soldier, a close-up in front of a barrack and a smaller photo of him standing in front of a Nazi aircraft, a souvenir French handkerchief with colorful American and flags of the Allies with Eifel Tower in center; and a captured Nazi 1939 military medal complete with ribbon. An historic group in very good to fine condition.

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WWII US Army enlisted soldier‚  uniform jacket, matching dark khaki trousers and vizor cap complete with chinstrap, side buttons and...

Lot 235: WWII US Army enlisted soldier‚ uniform jacket, matching dark khaki trousers and vizor cap complete with chinstrap, side buttons and...

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Description: WWII US Army enlisted soldier‚ uniform jacket, matching dark khaki trousers and vizor cap complete with chinstrap, side buttons and insignia. The jacket has no insignia so it is suitable for completing with unit insignia representing a family member‚ service. The jacket size is 36R, the trousers 31‚ waist, 31‚ length. Cap is 7-1/8‚ . All three pieces in very good to fine condition. Has has scuff mark on polished leather exterior surface.

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US Army Rock Island Arsenal leather holster for Colt or Smith and Wesson

Lot 236: US Army Rock Island Arsenal leather holster for Colt or Smith and Wesson

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Description: US Army Rock Island Arsenal leather holster for Colt or Smith and Wesson .45 cal. military revolver. Dated 1904, with inspector marks. Fine condition.

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Model 1866 French Chassepot sword bayonet with all brass grip

Lot 237: Model 1866 French Chassepot sword bayonet with all brass grip

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Description: Model 1866 French Chassepot sword bayonet with all brass grip. Worn arsenal marking on blade flat edge worn. Metal scabbard. Numbers match.

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French WWI Lebel Model 1886/93/16 brass grip bayonet with blued scabbard

Lot 238: French WWI Lebel Model 1886/93/16 brass grip bayonet with blued scabbard

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Description: French WWI Lebel Model 1886/93/16 brass grip bayonet with blued scabbard. Bayonet serial # and scabbard serial # match. Complete with very scarce leather belt frog.

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