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Eastern weapons and cased pistols point to high prices

Among the weapons in demand from collectors are Eastern arms and cased pistols, judging by recent auctions, writes Tom Derbyshire. Here we take a look at a few examples – and a specific arms and armour feature will appear in an upcoming issue.

Sharp bidding

Eastern swords are at the sharp end of militaria demand. The rise in interest was noted by dealer Runjeet Singh in ATG No 2305 ahead of his appearance at Fine Art Asia 2017 in Hong Kong.

At Salisbury saleroom Woolley & Wallis (22% buyer’s premium) on November 22, a good representation of such lots received a suitable response.

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Published every week since 1971, Antiques Trade Gazette is affectionately known as ‘the Bible of the antiques trade’. A long tradition of authority, integrity and accuracy, makes it the essential read for everyone who loves antiques. With a subscription to Antiques Trade Gazette, you’ll stay ahead of all the developments in the art and antiques market, plus you’ll enjoy • A comprehensive auction calendar – see when and where every sale will be happening • Exclusive interviews with dealers, giving you the inside track on the trade • Breaking news on key industry developments • Secrets, stories and tips from leading specialists and collectors • Top lots advertised by auctioneers • Previews of the best art and antiques fairs and markets • Special supplements focusing on specific collecting areas

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