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 100s of 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, 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.
All items sold as is where is. See photos for condition, email info@burleyauction.com or call 830-629-9280 (Prior to sale day) if you have specific condition questions.

Winning bidders will receive an invoice on or before the TUESDAY following the auction.
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16th Century German Steel Flanged Mace201 - 16th Century German Steel Flanged Mace
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circa 1580 singing mace. Very highly tempered steel. No maker's marks visible. Was used by Italian noble family for battle as well as for dress....
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to mauler for (5,000.00 + 750.00) x 1 = 5,750.00
 
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British Royal Scots Greys Uniform202 - British Royal Scots Greys Uniform
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pre-WWI corporal
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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British Scots Guards Officer's Uniform203 - British Scots Guards Officer's Uniform
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Officers tunic dating post-1902 (Kings crown (KC) on buttons), rank 2nd Lt.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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Scottish Argyll Sutherland Highlander Dress Tunic204 - Scottish Argyll Sutherland Highlander Dress Tunic
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Scottish Argyll and Sutherland Highlander Volunteer Battalion Dress Tunic for a Captain. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was a British Army infa
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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British Scottish Seaforth Highlander Uniform205 - British Scottish Seaforth Highlander Uniform
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Uniform circa 1885. reproduction helmet
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (450.00 + 67.50) x 1 = 517.50
 
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British King's Own Scottish Borderers Uniform206 - British King's Own Scottish Borderers Uniform
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authentic 1880s uniform. reproduction helmet
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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WWI British Black Watch Uniform207 - WWI British Black Watch Uniform
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207 Officers doublet of the regiment Black Watch, of post-1902 date, rank 1st Lt. Epaulettes bear embroidered “T” for a Territorial battalion. Include
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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Canadian Royal Highlander Uniform208 - Canadian Royal Highlander Uniform
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Canadian Royal Highlander Uniform
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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Canadian Scottish Princess Mary's Uniform209 - Canadian Scottish Princess Mary's Uniform
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Canadian Scottish Princess Mary's Uniform
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 15HD for (425.00 + 63.75) x 1 = 488.75
 
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British Royal Fusiliers Officer's Uniform210 - British Royal Fusiliers Officer's Uniform
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British Royal Fusiliers Officer's Uniform
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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