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Thread: WTB: Old English swords.

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    WTB: Old English swords.

    Any one got one to sell. After 19th century British swords in nice-excellent condition. There are lots around and unfortunately overpriced junk.




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    I can recommend this UK site.

    https://tinyurl.com/u48d2q3

    and you missed out on the last nice NZ listing I saw. https://tinyurl.com/wvcsppt
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    It was a confusion of ideas between him and one of the lions he was hunting in Kenya that had caused A. B. Spottsworth to make the obituary column. He thought the lion was dead, and the lion thought it wasn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Sapper View Post
    I can recommend this UK site.

    https://tinyurl.com/u48d2q3

    and you missed out on the last nice NZ listing I saw. https://tinyurl.com/wvcsppt
    Oh no... you just showed me something else nice & shiny. Bugger, I collect enough as it is. That one on TM beats most of the ones I see at the different NZAHAA and Ted's Militaria auctions.

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    Got an old 14th Century Claymore some meat head called William Wallace used to use, still good for doing fire wood............ Geez I wish......I do have two 100 yr old Kurkri I got in Nepal so I get the collecting thing, I would love to collect more bladed weapons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Sapper View Post
    I can recommend this UK site.

    https://tinyurl.com/u48d2q3

    and you missed out on the last nice NZ listing I saw. https://tinyurl.com/wvcsppt
    Have you imported from that site before?


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    These are very cool & I have wanted a to get a couple for years but how do you value these buggers, some models made for many many years & some aren't worth much & others are Moon Beams ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scout View Post
    These are very cool & I have wanted a to get a couple for years but how do you value these buggers, some models made for many many years & some aren't worth much & others are Moon Beams ?
    Blade condition is paramount and model/pattern. There are a few really good you tubers discussing these era swords. Really helpful on my opinion. Once you hold are really nice example they are hard to put down.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Burb122 View Post
    Have you imported from that site before?
    Yes. I was after an Infantry Officer's Sword which critically type, markings and date , could have been , but not necessarily was carried here during the Maori Land Wars and this , last month met my need.

    https://tinyurl.com/vt3b4y7

    It was better than I had expected from viewing the images. Good prompt email communication from the seller, who I think, if not running it has substantial input for this web site which you should join if keen

    https://tinyurl.com/yd3zuwof

    Delivery was no problem NZ$90 or NZ$60 (sorry cant remember) INSURED, EXCELLENT real time tracking and MOST adequately packaged. IMPORTANTLY, no involvement necessary with Customs and no Customs excise fees/ tax in any form to pay on swords. Delivery, to my surprise, was just over a week after receiving the tracking details to me.

    My only slight and it is VERY SLIGHT matter was when i asked about the "could have not necessarily would have ", he declined to commit himself. Fair 'nuff 'tho.
    Finally, if you have an interest in any sword, then if you ask, for more detailed or not shown pictures, he will forward them.
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    It was a confusion of ideas between him and one of the lions he was hunting in Kenya that had caused A. B. Spottsworth to make the obituary column. He thought the lion was dead, and the lion thought it wasn't.

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    Some great info there thanks @Kiwi Sapper

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    Interesting that his Wilkinson P1907 bayonets go for 200.
    My Wilkinson is in better condition. So I’m happy.
    Welcome to Sako club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmatix View Post
    Interesting that his Wilkinson P1907 bayonets go for 200..............
    Your post caused me to ponder why so I did a bit of Googling and I think I have found the answer.

    There are many 1907 bayonets listed on Ebay for far less but none on EBAY UK for similar prices after taking in the all up ( purchase+delivery ) costs . Have a squizz at this link to the UK site

    https://tinyurl.com/yx5beon8


    and you will see that those listed are outside of the UK. I also wonder if the UK Customs have their ever greedy fingers in the equation as well and even perhaps HRH 's Constable Plods?

    So IMHO, it is delivery costs which allow him to set the prices higher.

    Perhaps our UK mate @Sideshow may refute or confirm my opinion.
    It was a confusion of ideas between him and one of the lions he was hunting in Kenya that had caused A. B. Spottsworth to make the obituary column. He thought the lion was dead, and the lion thought it wasn't.

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