Military Edged Weapon Auction - 17th C., 18th C., 19th C., Civil War, Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, & World War I | Session 1 of 2 - Auctionology LLC

Military Edged Weapon Auction - 17th C., 18th C., 19th C., Civil War, Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, & World War I | Session 1 of 2

Military Edged Weapon Auction - 17th C., 18th C., 19th C., Civil War, Indian Wars, Spanish-American
Centurion Auctions
1668 Capital Circle Se
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
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BID NOW ONLINE - Military Edged Weapon Auction - 17th C., 18th C., 19th C., Civil War, Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, & World War I | Session 1 of 2

Session 1 of an expansive 2 session Military Edged Weapon Auction offering for sale more than 1300 lots - consisting of swords, knives, daggers, bayonets, bolos, machetes, fighting knives, hewers, tantos, wakizashis, katanas, dirks, bowies, fixed blade & folding knives, switchblades, gurkhas, and presentation swords & daggers. Select collectible modern & vintage civilian knives are also included in the auction.

Session 1 focuses on 17th C., 18th, 19th, & 20th C. conflicts, with a focus on Civil War, Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, and World War I / WWI.

MILITARY EDGED WEAPON AUCTION

Session 1 of an expansive 2 session Military Edged Weapon Auction offering for sale more than 1300 lots - consisting of swords, knives, daggers, bayonets, bolos, machetes, fighting knives, hewers, tantos, wakizashis, katanas, dirks, bowies, fixed blade & folding knives, switchblades, gurkhas, and presentation swords & daggers. Select collectible modern & vintage civilian knives are also included in the auction.

Session 1 focuses on 17th C., 18th, 19th, & 20th C. conflicts, with a focus on Civil War, Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, and World War I / WWI.

Countries from around the globe are represented in the edged weapons being sold, these include United States, Great Britain, Germany, France, Japan, Russia, Italy, Spain, Poland, Austria, and others.

The Military Edged Weapon Auction is comprised of edged weapon collections consigned to sell from military museum deaccessions, military dealer inventory, lifelong military edged weapon collections, and estate / trust military edged weapon collections across the United States and beyond.


 This is a 2 session auction event, with session 1 taking place at 1pm Eastern on November 27th and session 2 taking place at 1pm Eastern on November 28th.

Each session is its own distinct online catalog. Bidders must register independently for both the session 1 online catalog and session 2 online catalog of the auction.

Session 1 - Online Edged Weapon Auction Catalog | Select Link | Preview, Register, & Bid Online | 710 Lots


Session 2 - Online Edged Weapon Auction Catalog | Select Link | Preview, Register, & Bid Online | 605 Lots


Sampling of edged weapons selling in the November 27th 2022 Military Edged Weapon Auction - Session 1 of 2:

  • ORDER OF THE WENDISH CROWN CEREMONIAL SWORD
  • PRUSSIAN GENERAL DIEFFENBACH PRESENTATION SWORD
  • IMPERIAL GERMAN DAMASCUS BLADE PRESENTATION SWORD
  • 18th C. SPANISH P1728 BILBO SWORD
  • FRENCH NAPOLEONIC WAR CUIRASSIER MODEL AN XI SABER
  • NAPOLEONIC WAR BRITISH OFFICER MAMELUKE SABER
  • WWI GERMAN GOTTSCHO SAWBACK BAYONET
  • IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVY DAMASCUS ETCHED BLADE SWORD
  • WWI US ARMY AEF M1918 LF&C MARK I TRENCH KNIFE
  • US M1840 INFANTRY OFFICER PRESENTATION SWORD
  • 18th C. SWISS GRENADIER HANGER SWORD
  • GERMAN M1889 NAMED DAMASCUS PRESENTATION SWORD
  • 19th C. SERBIAN OFFICER PRESENTATION SWORD
  • JAPANESE KATANA WITH SHINOGI-ZUKURI SIGNED BLADE
  • 19th C. US KNIFE BY BUCK BROTHERS

Visit the online bidding catalog to register, view, and bid on the 710 edged weapon lots being sold in session 1 of the auction.


Considering selling a Military Edged Weapon or Wartime Military Memorabilia Collection?

Sell with Centurion - an industry leader. Contact us today to consign and sell your militaria and wartime collectibles.

We specialize in the appraisal, valuation, marketing & sale of militaria and historically important wartime memorabilia.

Each militaria auction is crafted with care and expertly executed. The Centurion militaria auction platform offers tremendous value to a seller. We are focused on delivering exceptional results while providing clients the highest standard in professional excellence, knowledge, and service.

Whether you have a large lifelong military collection or a single item - As a leader in the wartime collectible and firearm industry - we can help. Allow us to alleviate the risk, stress, and trouble involved in navigating the private sale of your wartime memorabilia collection.

Some of the benefits you will experience in choosing to sell military edged weapons and wartime military memorabilia with Centurion:
- Representatives travel nationally to consult with clients and pickup consignments
- Generous seller commissions
- Consignment advances available
- Consignments are insured under our inventory asset protection policy
- Expansive global marketing
- Multi-medium auction sales platform providing access to millions of serious collectors around the world
- Professional research, cataloging, and photography
- Fast consignor settlement payments
- Guaranteed price results
- Attentive personal service and excellent communication
- Simple & straightforward consignment process

Prefer to sell your edged weapon or military collection outright?
As an alternative to consignment, we purchase exceptional military items and wartime memorabilia collections. Contact us to discuss selling your militaria & wartime memorabilia collection outright (receive immediate payment).

Representatives travel nationally to meet with clients, consult on edged weapon and military collections, and pick up / transport consignments.


Buy, Sell, Appraise Civil War, WWI, & WWII Swords, Bayonets, Fighting Knives, Daggers

Edged Weapons and Militaria Is Consigned To Sell From:

- Estates & Estate Militaria / Military Collections
- Individuals
- Trusts & Trust Militaria / Military Collections
- Museum Deaccessions
- Lifetime Militaria & Wartime Collectible Collections
- Militaria Dealer Inventory

Sell Military Edged Weapons and Wartime Memorabilia such as:
- Lifetime Edged Weapon, Military, & Wartime Collections
- Named Military Archives & Groupings
- Headgear: Helmets, Hats, Visors
- Edged Weapons: Swords, Bayonets, Daggers, Fighting Knives, Bowies, Bolos, Machetes
- Insignia: Orders, Awards, Medals, Pins, Badges, Wings, Patches
- Paper: Documents, Books, Newspapers, Letters, Autographs 
- Uniforms: Buttons, Jackets, Coats, Belts, Tunics, Boots, Shoulder Boards, Epaulets, Pants, Shirts, Shoes
- Cloth: Flags, Pennants, Banners, Armbands
- Gear & Personal Equipment: Watches, Backpacks, Saddles, Trunks, Pouches, Field Desks, Gas Masks, Parachutes, Radios, Holsters, Map Cases, Mess kits, Field Medic Kits, Shovels, Tools
- Military Optics: Binoculars, Scopes, Periscopes, Cameras
- Photographs & Pictures
- Art: Paintings, Drawings, Prints

Sell Military and Militaria Collectibles from:
- 18th & 19th C. 
- U.S. Civil War
- Indian Wars
- Spanish-American War
- World War 1 / WWI
- World War 2 / WWII
- Korean War
- Vietnam War
- Gulf Wars
- Earlier & Current Conflicts


Live Auction:

  • Session 1 | Sunday, November 27th at 1pm Eastern
  • Session 2 | Monday, November 28th at 1pm Eastern

Location: 1668 Capital Circle SE, Tallahassee FL 32301 (Centurion Headquarters)

Bidding Venues:

Lot Viewing:

By appointment. When scheduling, a list of lots wanting to be viewed will be requested.

Questions:

Auction Terms & Conditions of Sale | Military Collectibles V321.3

Bidders participating via any bidding medium (in-person, by telephone, by proxy-agent, by written or telephone absentee bid or via the Internet) agree to be bound by these terms of sale. Prior to agreeing to the terms or executing a bid, please read all terms of sale. Executing a bid constitutes agreement to the terms of sale and is a binding contract to purchase the lot.

1. SHIPPING or LOCAL PICKUP:

1a. Shipping -

-- Domestic (within the United States & U.S. Territories) --

Items requiring shipment will be shipped by Centurion's in-house shipping department or in some cases a 3rd party shipping agent. Although best-effort is made to ship items in-house, those considered over-size, fragile, framed or complex may be outsourced to a 3rd party shipping agent.

Please allow up to 14 business days after receipt of cleared invoice payment for purchases to be packed for shipping.

For accuracy of the shipping cost, shipping is calculated and invoiced separate from the auction purchase invoice.

Shipping service may be by any of the following: USPS, FedEx, or UPS.

Shipments include mandatory insurance, tracking, and signature delivery confirmation.

Once shipped, buyers receive their shipment tracking information by email.

Auctioneer assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged items received through shipment. All shipping damage / loss claims must be processed and resolved through the organization by which they were shipped or insured. Absolutely no refunds or claims may be submitted beyond 7 days of receiving a shipment.

If designated for 3rd party shipping, unless notified of the buyer desiring to arrange their own shipping, in most cases Auctioneer will automatically turn the items over to the UPS Store. The UPS Store will contact the buyer to facilitate the shipping.

-- International (Outside the United States & U.S. Territories) --

Auctioneer reserves the right to require the buyer to organize their own shipping.

Items being shipped by Auctioneer will be shipped by Centurion's in-house shipping department or in some cases a 3rd party shipping agent.

Please allow up to 14 business days after receipt of cleared invoice payment for purchases to be packed for shipping.

For accuracy of the shipping cost, shipping is calculated and invoiced separate from the auction purchase invoice.

Shipping service may be by any of the following: USPS, UPS, or DHL.

International shipments cannot be insured and are sent at the buyers' risk.

Auctioneer assumes no responsibility for lost, missing or damaged items received through shipment.

1b. Local Pickup -

Buyers are able to pick their items up in person from Centurion's Gallery: 1668 Capital Circle SE., Tallahassee FL 32301. All local pickups are by appointment and must take place within 15 days of the auction.

2. LOTS:

Accurate descriptions are provided for each individually described item in the auction on a best effort basis and are not intended to be definitive scholarly works or appraisals. Conditions provided are only the opinion of the auction house. The bidder is ultimately responsible for determining the condition of a lot. Unless otherwise described, single item lots are guaranteed authentic. If a guaranteed item is deemed "not" to be authentic by a panel of 3 competent authorities or at the discretion of the Auctioneer, a full refund of the purchase price and buyers premium shall be the limit of liability of the auction company and or its representatives. All Returns must be pre-authorized and made within 10 days of receipt of purchase. All guarantees are void beyond 10 days of receipt of your purchase, or if an item has been tampered with, enhanced, altered, damaged or removed from original mounting. Lots of more than a single item of any product are intended as "dealer" lots. Lots of more than a single item (a dealer lot) are sold 'as is, where is ' absolutely no exceptions, warranties or guarantees', and the ultimate determination as to authenticity and condition is the responsibility of the bidder. Centurion has the right to withdraw any lot. Centurion reserves the right to cancel / nullify the sale of any lot sold through auction.

Unless explicitly stated, mannequins, torsos, heads, stands, and all other props used in photography are not included in the sale of the lot.

3. ABSENTEE BIDDING:

Absentee Bidding is used by those who cannot attend the auction in person. Absentee bids may be submitted via email, our website, Internet bidding websites, mail or fax. In submitting an absentee bid, the bidder agrees to all terms and conditions. Centurion cannot guarantee the execution of absentee bids.

4. TELEPHONE BIDDERS:

All telephone bids must be submitted no less than 24 hours prior to auction. Telephone bids may be submitted via email, our website, mail or fax. Telephone Bidders must be willing to bid at least the minimum opening bid of the lot. Telephone bidders agree to all terms and conditions. Centurion cannot guarantee the execution of telephone bids.

5. BIDDING:

The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. Once a bid is announced 'sold', the high bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer has purchased the lot. In executing a bid, the bidder is agreeing to purchase the lot. All sales are binding and final.

6. BUYERS PREMIUM:

A buyer's premium of 20% applies to all bids. Buyer's premium is added to the hammer price of each lot. According to Florida law, the Buyer's Premium is considered a component of the purchase price, and is therefore subject to state and local sales tax.

7. PAYMENT:

We do not auto-bill credit cards used in the registration process. All bidders, regardless of venue by which they bid, are required to pay within 7 days of auction. Accepted forms of payment are cash, check, bank wire, MasterCard & Visa. Centurion reserves the right to require payment by bank wire or check. If payment is not received with 7 days, Centurion has the right to deem the sale "null & void" and a non-paying bidder claim will be left. We reserve the right to verify funds on personal checks. A $35 fee will apply to all returned checks. Invoices must be paid in full. Partial invoice payments are not accepted. The full purchase price on all lots sold to the same buyer must be paid before removal of any of the items.

8. SALES TAX:

Shipments going to Florida addresses and bidders picking up in person are required to pay applicable Florida state and local sales tax on all taxable items purchased. Tax exempt bidders must have a current copy of a Sales Tax ID / Re-Sale Certificate on file with Centurion

9. RESERVE:

In an instance of a reserve, the auctioneer will announce the lot being sold as 'having a reserve'. The reserve will never be greater than the low estimate. If a lot is offered with a reserve, Centurion may implement that reserve by bidding on behalf of the consignor to the amount necessary to achieve the reserve price. This bidding will not constitute opening bidding. If no opening bid is received, Auctioneer will pass the lot. However once bidding is opened the auctioneer will bid on behalf of the consignor to reach the reserve price.

10. IDENTIFICATION:

All purchasers are required to complete registration, including Full Name, Address, Phone, Email, Signature and Drivers License Number. Those not willing to disclose this information cannot take part in the auction. PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL INFORMATION IS ACCURATE & UP TO DATE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION. Centurion is not responsible for any delays or losses due to false or incorrect information provided at the time of registration.

11. AUCTIONEER:

The bidding advances shall be regulated by the auctioneer and shall be at his discretion. Centurion reserves the right to determine the opening bid / minimum bid on any lot. The auctioneer reserves the right to pass / no sale any lot. The auctioneer may reject nominal bids, small opening bids or very nominal advances made with the purpose of disparaging an item. Once a lot has been passed and not sold it will not be re-offered in the same auction. Items which are not reserved are sold at the auctioneer's discretion. The auctioneer has the right to refuse any bid. The Auctioneer reserves the right to execute absentee bids on behalf of clients and vendors, but shall not be liable for errors or omissions in executing instructions to bid. Omnia and the auctioneer act as agent only, and shall not be liable for any default of the purchaser or vendor.

12. BID INCREMENTS:

All bids, including absentee and Internet must be on increment. The auctioneer reserves the right to deviate from the established increment at their discretion. Increments are as follows: $0 - 400: $10 $401 - 800: $25 $801 - 1500: $50 $1501 - 5000: $100 $5001 - 10,000: $200 $10,001 - 20,000: $250 $20,001 - 40,000: $500 $40,001 - 100,000: $1000 $100,001 - Greater: $2000

13. DISPUTE or TIE BETWEEN BIDDERS:

In the event of any dispute between bidders or a tie bid between any bidder, bidding medium or platform, the auctioneer has sole and final discretion to determine the successful bidder and award the winning bid. The auctioneer’s sole resolution of dispute is final.

14. CONSIGNORS:

Consignors are not permitted to bid on their own items for the sole purpose of advancing the bid. This is called "shill bidding" and is illegal by Florida Auction Law standards. By placing an item up for auction, a consignor has contractually agreed to sell by the terms of the consignment agreement.

15. GENERAL TERMS & INFORMATION:

Employees and associates of Centurion are permitted to purchase lots at competitive bidding under the same terms, rules and regulations as the general public. By bidding at this auction whether in person or by agent, absentee bid, telephone bid or other means, the buyer or bidder agrees that the contract created by these conditions of sale is made and performed in the County of Leon, State of Florida.

16. INTERNET BIDDING:

Bidders are able to bid via the Internet. If bidding live via the Internet, please bid quickly. The auction moves at approximately 70-90 lots per hour. If leaving absentee Internet bids, please consider leaving a reasonable bid. The Internet venue will incrementally (in accordance with standard bid increments) execute bids on bidders' behalf until your bid is either successful or exhausted. This means, if the bidder leave an Internet absentee bid of $500, and the winning bid increment is $350, the bidder is successful with the winning bid of $350. Internet bidders may be required to agree to additional terms established by the Internet bidding venue. Neither Centurion nor the company providing the online bidding service or platform is responsible for a missed bid or for the failure of the online bidding platform to function properly.

17. MINIMUM OPENING BIDS:

Centurion determines and establishes minimum opening bids for each lot. In most cases, the minimum opening bid is 75% of low estimate for a given lot. A lot may be passed / not sold in the case a minimum bid is not met. Auctioneer, during the course of the auction, has discretion to revise a minimum opening bid.

18. APPROVAL TO BID:

Centurion has sole discretion to approve or decline a bidder at anytime.

19. TECHNOLOGY:

In the event of a Technology issue of any type, Centurion reserves the right to stop the auction, extend the bidding, pause bidding, cancel the auction, reschedule the auction, or to remedy the situation in any other way they see fit. Examples of this situation, may include but are not limited to, issues with technology, servers, computers, the Internet, online bidding platforms, or telephone service.

20. CANCELLATION:

Centurion reserves the right, for any reason whatsoever, to delay, cancel, postpone, or reschedule the auction.

21. FIREARM LAWS & TRANSFER:

All Federal & State Firearms Laws Apply. All buyers of firearms subject to State and Federal law must complete the applicable transfer paperwork. Dealers must have in their possession on the day of sale, signed copies of their Federal Firearms License in order to accept same-day delivery of modern weapons. Prior to bidding, all out of state buyers should verify their state laws as they pertain to modern firearms as laws vary greatly by state. Out of state buyers purchasing modern firearms must go through a Licensed Firearms Dealer within their state for transfer of modern firearm purchases. A $5.00 Transfer Fee applies to each firearm transferred to a buyer through Centurion Auctions.

22. CLASS 3 FIREARMS:

All firearms designated as NFA / Class 3 must be registered in compliance with the NFA registry. A $200 federal tax payment is required each time a functional NFA firearm is transferred to or from a private owner. This fee, as well as the total invoice amount is due at the time of purchase and must be paid prior to processing the necessary transfer paperwork. The buyer of the Class 3 firearm will be required to complete 3 forms: 1) ATF Form 4, 2) fingerprint card, 3) ATF form 5330.20 Certificate of Compliance, and any State or Local requirement. These forms will be provided to you by Centurion Auctions. Note: if state or local law requires a permit or license to purchase, possess, or receive NFA firearms, a copy of the transferee's (buyer) permit or license must accompany the application. Centurion Auctions then mails the paperwork for the Federal Transfer Tax to BATFE. The BATFE can take up to 120 days or more for approval. Centurion Auctions will receive back one of the Form 4's (they are sent in duplicate) with a Federal Tax Stamp attached to it. This is given to the new owner when picking up the NFA firearm. No further tax is due. The following states are known to not allow individuals to own machine guns: California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Washington D.C. and Washington. Although we have provided this list, laws consistently change, thus do not bid unless you are certain the laws in your state allow ownership of Class 3 NFA Firearms. SPECIAL NOTE: If you are a Class 3 SOT (Special Occupation Tax) payer (Dealer in Class 3 Weapons) you are able to transfer functional NFA firearms to or from other SOT payers and government agencies with BATFE approval, but without having to pay a transfer tax. Centurion Auctions makes no warranties or representations that the above-mentioned forms, fees, licenses, states, and/or approvals will be sufficient for you to own or use your purchased firearm(s). Consult with your federal, state, and local laws, law enforcement personnel, or legal counsel to make sure you may legally transfer to, own, possess, or use the purchased firearm(s) and that all fees, licenses and approvals are completed. It is your specific responsibility to determine your right to own and possess a Class III weapon before you bid on it. Successful bidders are responsible for payment of the lot, regardless of whether you can ultimately own it. If you have purchased a lot and later come to find that because of the state you live in or for other reasons that you cannot personally own the lot, you will still be required to pay for the lot.

ALL BIDDERS AGREE TO TERMS OF SALE.

FL AB3250, FL AU3798, Class III Firearm SOT, Federal Firearms Dealer

Local pick up available.

See clause 1 of the terms of sale.