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

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WWII U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division "Ike" Jacket403 - WWII U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division "Ike" Jacket
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U.S. Army Infantry "Ike" jacket and field cap for a corporal, 10th Mountain Division with the VERY SCARCE Ski Qualified Badge on both the ...
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WWII U.S. Army Full Colonel Tunic 82nd Airborne404 - WWII U.S. Army Full Colonel Tunic 82nd Airborne
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U.S. Army Tunic for a Full Colonel, 82nd Airborne Division, Parachute Infantry Regiment, CBI. Ribbon bar has Distinguished Service Cross, 1940 Activat
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WWII U.S. Army WWII Tunic Field Artillery Major405 - WWII U.S. Army WWII Tunic Field Artillery Major
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U.S. Army Tunic for a Major, WII, Field Artillery. Ribbon bar has Distinguished Service Cross, Legion of Merit, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart
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WWII U.S. Army Tunic 1st Lt. 45th Division MP406 - WWII U.S. Army Tunic 1st Lt. 45th Division MP
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U.S. Army Tunic with MP Armband for 1st Lt. Military Police, Oklahoma National Guard. Rare Military Police Badge specific to the 45th Division, Badge
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WWII U.S. Army Tunic Gen. Eisenhower Staff Officer407 - WWII U.S. Army Tunic Gen. Eisenhower Staff Officer
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U.S. Army Tunic for a Full Colonel, General Headquarters, General Staff (Eisenhower's Staff), WWII, four years of combat service bars on left sl...
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U.S. Army Tunic & Pants Capt. 1st Armored Division408 - U.S. Army Tunic & Pants Capt. 1st Armored Division
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U.S. Army Tunic & Pants for a Captain, 1st Armored Division with a 2nd Pattern Armored Collar Badge. Ribbon bar has Army Good Conduct for Enlist...
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WWII U.S. Army 3 Star General Tunic & Riding Pants409 - WWII U.S. Army 3 Star General Tunic & Riding Pants
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U.S. Army Tunic & Riding Pants for a 3-star General. Embroidered stars on shoulders. Ribbon bar has Silver Star, Distinguished Service Cross, Pu...
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WWII U.S. Army Captain 2nd Infantry Division Tunic410 - WWII U.S. Army Captain 2nd Infantry Division Tunic
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U.S. Army Tunic for a Captain, 2nd Infantry Division, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, c.1940. Expert Marksmanship Badge for Field Artillery.
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U.S. Army Armored Infantry Captain Uniform 1930s411 - U.S. Army Armored Infantry Captain Uniform 1930s
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U.S. Army tunic and pants for a Captain, Armored Infantry, c.1930's. Rare 1st Pattern Armored Tank collar insignia.
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WWII U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Lt. Colonels Uniform412 - WWII U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Lt. Colonels Uniform
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U.S. Army tunic and pants for a Lt. COl, 82nd Airborne Division. Ribbon bar has Purple Heart, 1940 Activation, ETO.
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1930s U.S. Army Major 2nd Infantry Tunic413 - 1930s U.S. Army Major 2nd Infantry Tunic
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U.S. Army Tunic for a Major, 1930's, 2nd Infantry Division, 9th Infantry Regiment. Ribbon bar has Mexican Service, Occupation in Germany after W...
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U.S. Army Lt. 2nd Infantry Tunic & Riding Pants414 - U.S. Army Lt. 2nd Infantry Tunic & Riding Pants
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U.S. Army Tunic & Riding Pants for a 1st Lt., 1930's, 2nd Infantry Division, 23rd Infantry Regiment. Croix de Guerre Unit Citation shoulder ...
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WWII U.S. Army Lt. Col. Merrill's Marauders Tunic415 - WWII U.S. Army Lt. Col. Merrill's Marauders Tunic
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U.S. Army Tunic with belt for a Lt. Col, Merrill's Marauders, WWII. CBI, embroidered Signal Corp collar insignia and embroidered U.S. on collar.
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WWII U.S. Army 2nd Lt. White Mess Dress Tunic416 - WWII U.S. Army 2nd Lt. White Mess Dress Tunic
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U.S. Army Mess Dress White Tunic for a 2nd Lt., Coastal Artillery.
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WWII U.S. Army Captain 2nd Cavalry Tunic417 - WWII U.S. Army Captain 2nd Cavalry Tunic
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U.S. Army Tunic for a Captain, 2nd Cavalry Division, c.1930's. Ribbon bar has Distinguished Service Cross and the WWI Victory Medal.
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U.S. Army Cavalry Captain Tunic & Riding Pants418 - U.S. Army Cavalry Captain Tunic & Riding Pants
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U.S. Army Tunic & Riding Pants for Captain, c.1930's, 66th Infantry. Ribbon bar has Mexican Punitive Expedition, WWI Victory Medal with 4 ba...
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U.S. Army Infantry Captain Tunic & Riding Pants419 - U.S. Army Infantry Captain Tunic & Riding Pants
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U.S. Army Infantry Tunic and Riding Pants for a Captain. Ribbon bar has WWI Victory Medal with 1 battle star, American Campaign Award, Cuban Passifica
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WWII U.S. Army Major Corps Of Engineers Uniform420 - WWII U.S. Army Major Corps Of Engineers Uniform
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U.S. Army WWII Tunic and Riding Pants for a Major, Army Corps of Engineers. Ribbon bar has WWI Victory Medal with 2 battle stars(battle stars are miss
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WWII US Tank Destroyer Master Sgt. Ike Jacket421 - WWII US Tank Destroyer Master Sgt. Ike Jacket
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U.S. Army "Ike" Jacket for a Master Sgt. in a Tank Destroyer unit. It has Very rare collar brass of a half-track with a 75mm artillery pie...
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WII U.S. Army 69th Signal Battalion Tunic422 - WII U.S. Army 69th Signal Battalion Tunic
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U.S. Army tunic & shirt for a private, ETO, one year overseas combat bars on left sleeve, Honorable Service Award Patch for an honorable dischar...
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U.S. Army Infantry Tunic 2nd Marine Patch423 - U.S. Army Infantry Tunic 2nd Marine Patch
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Korean War era U.S. Army Infantry tunic, Korean War, Mariscal Division, three years combat bars and three years overseas duty service stripe. What is
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Korean War U.S. Army Amphibious Operations Tunic424 - Korean War U.S. Army Amphibious Operations Tunic
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U.S. Army Tunic for a private, Amphibious Operations Combat Patch. 2 years combat bars and 3 years active duty stripe. Honorable Service Award patch f
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U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division Tunic425 - U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division Tunic
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U.S. Army Tunic for a Staff Sgt. 1st Cavalry Division, 5th Regiment, Headquarters Company. Expert Marksmanship Badge in Pistol M, Rifle, Pistol D.
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U.S. Army Tech Seargent. 2nd Cavalry Tunic426 - U.S. Army Tech Seargent. 2nd Cavalry Tunic
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U.S. Army Tech Seargent. 2nd Cavalry Tunic
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WWII U.S. Army Frank Peregory Medal Of Honor Tunic427 - WWII U.S. Army Frank Peregory Medal Of Honor Tunic
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U.S. Army Tunic for Medal of Honor recipient Tech Sgt. Frank Peregory, 29th Infantry Division, 116th Infantry Regiment, Company K. Posthumously awarde
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WWII U.S. Army 3rd Armored Division Tunic428 - WWII U.S. Army 3rd Armored Division Tunic
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U.S. Army Tunic, WWII, 3rd Armored Division. He was a WWI veteran with 2 years service combat chevrons on left sleeve. Missing lower front button.
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U.S. Army 5th Cavalry Mounted Machine Gun Uniform429 - U.S. Army 5th Cavalry Mounted Machine Gun Uniform
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U.S. Army Tunic and Pants for a Sgt. 1st Class, 1930's, 5th Cavalry Regiment, Mounted Machine Gun Unit
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U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Mounted Machine Gun Tunic430 - U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Mounted Machine Gun Tunic
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U.S. Army Tunic for a Sgt., circa 1920's, 1st Cavalry Division, 7th Cavalry Regiment with the Garry Owens collar badges, Mounted Machine Gun col...
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WWII U.S. 101st Airborne Ike Jacket431 - WWII U.S. 101st Airborne Ike Jacket
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U.S. Army "Ike" Jacket for a 1st Lt., 101st Airborne Division, WWII.
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WWII U.S. Army Anti-Aircraft Enlisted Tunic432 - WWII U.S. Army Anti-Aircraft Enlisted Tunic
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U.S. Army Enlisted Tunic Artillery, Anti-Aircraft Collar Brass Company B, circa 1940.
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WWI U.S. Army 90th Div. Signal Corps Uniform433 - WWI U.S. Army 90th Div. Signal Corps Uniform
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U.S. Army WWI Tunic with Riding Pants, Signal Corps, 90th Division, Texas/Oklahoma Draftees. One wound stripe on left sleeve, and 1 year overseas serv
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WWI U.S. Army Infantry WWI Tunic & Cover434 - WWI U.S. Army Infantry WWI Tunic & Cover
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Rainbow Division Patch on left shoulder, Machine Gun D Company Collar Brass, one wound stripe and 6 months overseas service stripe.
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U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Staff Sgt. Unifrom435 - U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Staff Sgt. Unifrom
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U.S. Army tunic & pants for a Staff Sgt., 1930's, 1st Cavalry Division, 5th Cavalry Regiment, B Troop.
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WWI U.S. Army 5th Cavalry G Troop Uniform436 - WWI U.S. Army 5th Cavalry G Troop Uniform
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Sergeant, 5th Cavalry Regiment, G Troop.
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WWI U.S. Army 7th Cavalry Tunic437 - WWI U.S. Army 7th Cavalry Tunic
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WWI U.S. Army 7th Cavalry Tunic
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WWI U.S. Army Chemical Corps Tunic438 - WWI U.S. Army Chemical Corps Tunic
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collar brass for poison gas, one wound stripe.
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Sold to Tolzer for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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WWI U.S. Army 90th Infantry Division Uniform439 - WWI U.S. Army 90th Infantry Division Uniform
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U.S. Army tunic & riding pants, WWI 90th Infantry Division, Texas/Oklahoma Draftees, 360th Infantry Supply Company collar brass, one year overse...
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WWI U.S. Army Medic Tunic440 - WWI U.S. Army Medic Tunic
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18 months overseas service stripes, and one wounded stripe.
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US Army 5th Cavalry Visor Cap441 - US Army 5th Cavalry Visor Cap
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US Army 5th Cavalry Visor Cap
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Collection of 6th Tank Battalion Guidon Flags442 - Collection of 6th Tank Battalion Guidon Flags
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(8) flags 18" x 29"
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WWII British Royal Air Force Flag443 - WWII British Royal Air Force Flag
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44" x 95"
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Collection of 8 British & American Pith Helmets444 - Collection of 8 British & American Pith Helmets
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7 British & 1 American
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Joseph Lamotte French Flintlock Pistol445 - Joseph Lamotte French Flintlock Pistol
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9.5" barrel, engraved, marked "Joseph Lamotte Laine" c. 1700s
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,025.00 + 153.75) x 1 = 1,178.75
 
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British Snider-Enfield .577 cal Rifle with Bayonet446 - British Snider-Enfield .577 cal Rifle with Bayonet
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, 35" barrel, British proof marks
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WWII British War Savings Bonds Campaign Plaques447 - WWII British War Savings Bonds Campaign Plaques
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(2) British War Savings Campaign Commemorative plastic plaques, both manufactured by De La Rue Plastics. 13.75" x 23"
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WWI British Royal Scots Uniform448 - WWI British Royal Scots Uniform
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WWI British Royal Scots Uniform
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British Royal Tank Regiment Captain's Tunic449 - British Royal Tank Regiment Captain's Tunic
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British Royal Tank Regiment Captain's Tunic
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WWII British Kings Royal Rifle Corps Brigadier450 - WWII British Kings Royal Rifle Corps Brigadier
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King's Royal Rifle Corps Brigadier tunic dated 1939. Manufactured Welsh & Jefferies, 15, Duke St, St. James, S.W. With leather belt.
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British Medical Staff Tunic 1880s451 - British Medical Staff Tunic 1880s
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"Medical Staff" buttons, crown on epaulettes.
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British Royal Engineers Lt. Dress Uniform 1855452 - British Royal Engineers Lt. Dress Uniform 1855
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British Royal Engineers Volunteer dress tunic & pants for a Lieutenant, c.1855.
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