THE TUFNELL COLLECTION OF NAVAL SWORDS. AN ALBUM CONTAINING 36 COLOURED PHOTOGRAPHS.

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(Liverpool), N.D. 36 cold. photos of various sizes mounted on card, with typed details, contained within plastic sleeves in a black plastic album, 23 x 18cm. FINE. The late Gordon Tufnell of Liverpool was a collector of naval and maritime books and associated items of all kinds. Among his collection was a number of naval swords of which this is his personal record. The album contains 36 coloured photographs with typed descriptions. Swords include : Imperial German Navy (Kaiserliche Marine) officer’s sword 1888-1918. Weimar Republic (1921-1935) officer’s sword made by Alex Coppel Solingen (1860-1945). The Third Reich (1935-1945) Nazi officer’s sword made by Weyersburg Kirschbaum & Co. Royal Navy (1829) officer’s sword. Royal Naval Reserve sword made by Thurkle of Soho (1876-1899). US Navy sword (1880s) with the name ‘Harry T. Smith’. Imperial Japanese Navy sword c.1905. Imperial Austro-Hungarian naval sword with etched decoration on the blade. Italian Navy sword, also etched. Royal Navy dirks and Imperial German Navy and Kriegsmarine dirks, etc.


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