Texas Museum of Military History/The Sam Nesmith Collection

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Burley Auction Gallery is proud to present the Texas Museum of Military History Auction/The Sam Nesmith Collection, Saturday, October 26th. Sam Nesmith was an archaeologist, curator & researcher for the Alamo, the Institute of Texas Cultures, & the Texas Memorial Museum before becoming the director & curator of the Texas Museum of Military History which currently supplies many museums with artifacts including the Bob Bullock Museum in Austin. Sam was an active member of the Company Of Military Historians, Sam authored & co-authored numerous publications and books on Texas and Spanish Colonial era archaeology & history. Sam took part in numerous excavations at the Alamo Plaza & the Goliad battlefield.

The vast collection features over 300 rare & historic firearms, Serial No. 75 Colt 1911, plus a rare Singer 1911, & many more rare historic firearms. Hundreds of military uniforms from the Civil War to WWII. American WWII uniforms, early British, Imperial Japanese, Nazi German, French & Italian WWII uniforms. Over 40 WWII leather flying jackets, a group of 40 helmets that were there on D-Day, Texas colonial bronze cannon, Vietnam War guns & uniforms, & MUCH more! Many of the items have been displayed in numerous museums throughout Texas. 15%BP TX#15184

Auction Preview Friday, October 25th Noon-6:00 PM & Saturday 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Auction Start.
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Winning bidders will receive an invoice on or before the TUESDAY following the auction.
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWII Nazi German Luftwaffe Officers Short Tunic314 - WWII Nazi German Luftwaffe Officers Short Tunic
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4 gulls on collar, yellow piping. Wing & propeller patch on sleeve, Reproduction Luftwaffe badge.
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Green wool red piping,
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WWII Nazi German Officers White Tunic
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Green wool with yellow piping, crossed swords badge
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWII Nazi German Medical Corps Field Tunic Major319 - WWII Nazi German Medical Corps Field Tunic Major
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Medical Corps field tunic for a Major, probably surgeon, c.1941. Body is tannish-green in color and of tropical weight (probably for use in N. Africa
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8.75" x14.75"
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Metal "10 " button on epaulette,with "33"
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationPanzer 5th Regiment Tunic for Lieutenant c.1940326 - Panzer 5th Regiment Tunic for Lieutenant c.1940
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Herring-bone twill, reed-green body and collar. Has silver gray bullion epaulettes with a metal "5" for the 5th Panzer Regiment. Epaulette...
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Paris made, Coastal Artillery Anchor buttons, reproduction flak artillery badge left breast.
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circa 1942 Nazi German Herring-bone twill, light gray body and collar on jacket. Has matching pants, no insignia present. Five Kriegsmarine, gray butt
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Wound badge left breast
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Imperial buttons on epaulets number 56 on them
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Nazi German stamps inside
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New old stock
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29" x 34"
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WWII Nazi German Visor Cap
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Inside marked Marquardt & Ebert Ludwigsburg Strindrukfret
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verified authentic
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inside of cap is marked: Stirndrukfrei Duetches Reichspatent Replaced sweatband. verified authentic
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With water interior label. Luftschutz was the air protection warning service was a civilian service to warn the public of impending air raids.
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Has Front "Luftschutz" decal and Nazi Swastika and Eagle decal on left side, Partial stamp on inside "..e-Stahl..." Luftschutz w...
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9 ft x 15.5 ft
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6ft x 9ft 4 in
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4" barrel
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26" barrel, 7.7 mm, has wire mono-pod and anti-aircraft sights.
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Arisaka carbine with 19" barrel, bayonet & leather sling.
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26" barrel
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25.5" x 34"
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WWII Imperial Japanese Leather Flight Helmet
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWII Imperial Japanese Navy Officers White Tunic356 - WWII Imperial Japanese Navy Officers White Tunic
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3 chrysanthemums on shoulder epaulette.
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Yellow collar tab with 1 Chrysanthemum.
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Rising Sun emblems in left pocket, Red collar tabs with 1 silver star. Flight Wing patch on left breast.
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Red collar tabs (3 stars), parachute patch.
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Red collar tabs with 3 stars, sleeve has 2 stripes & 3 stars
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Red collar tabs with 2 silver stars
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationWWII Imperial Japanese Sgt. Maj. Dress Tunic362 - WWII Imperial Japanese Sgt. Maj. Dress Tunic
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circa 1930
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Crossed infantry rifle & 3 on collars
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WWII Imperial Japanese Army Tunic
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WWII Imperial Japanese Navy Wool Tunic
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Japanese Imperial Navy Landing Force tan jacket. P.O. 3/CL. Line Forces.
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WWII Imperial Japanese Tunic
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WWII Imperial Japanese Tunic, Pants, & Mitts
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WWII Imperial Japanese Work Shirt
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WWII Imperial Japanese Helmet
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WWII Imperial Japanese Tropical Helmet
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15.5" x 19.5" Covered in Kanji writing
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58" x 86".
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Both are approx. 23.5" x 36"
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(1) 14" x 15.5", (1) 11" x 17.5", (1) 21" x 24"
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WWII Imperial Japanese Helmet
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