Thomas Del Mar (in association with Sotheby’s) Antique Arms, Armour and Militaria auction on the 24th June 2015, will comprise the Property of a European Prince, The Morton and Angela Stern Collection, New York, Final Part, and Property to be sold by the Order of the Trustees of the John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection. Highlights from the property of a European prince include a German latten and iron war hammer, late 15th/early 16th century. A closely related example is preserved in the Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zurich. Other examples are illustrated in Albrecht Dürer’s woodcuts of the period such as his Christ before Herod dated 1509, and two versions of the Passion of Christ dated 1504 and 1510 respectively. The estimate is £5000 – £8000. Also from this group is a German close helmet for tourney use, circa 1600, estimate: £12,000 – £18,000. A fine pair of 20 bore North German flintlock holster pistols forme

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