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Help Identify 3 Swords

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    At the end of the war my grandfather was billeted in Germany as part of the RAFs MP's, the owner of the house said that a German General had burried something in the back yard, he went out back and dug up three swords, army, navy and airforce, anyway. Can you help identify them, what kind of value should we attach to them for insurance purposes. Thanks for the help
    Frazer





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    Hi Frazer, here you go:

    Top one is a Luftwaffe sword. 900

    Middle I don't know. Closer pics of the hilt might help.

    Bottom is a 1937 pattern Luftwaffe dagger. 400

    Values are insurance not retail.

    Any inscriptions (not makers marks) on the blades? This would increase the values.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Your Grandfather sure did luck out! Nice stuff! Are they now yours?

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    Hello,
    Middle is a prussian IOD 89 (Infantry Officer Sword Model 1889)
    Paul

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    IOD 89 can be at 300-600eur,
    Ade, this is the dealer's prices, I'am asking for the Luft sword 1100 eur, but it's don't sells for over 9 months
    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Thanks everyone, as you can see from two of the swords, there is a dent from the shovel when he was digging them up. At the moment my father has them, I'm sure they will be given to me in time. Next month when I'm out at my parents place, they live on the other end of the country. I will take a picture of some of the German medals they have.
    About 5 days after the fall of Berlin my grandfather who has the swords went to the Reichstag and was walking thru the burned out building, he found a room that housed all of the war medals for the german military, he took as many as he could fit in his pockets and we have them in a box at home. What is really neat, is the boxes are chared where they got bunred from the fires, but inside they are in perfect shape. Sorry but the pics will have to wait a month until I get their.
    Thanks for the help, I'll also get some better pics of the swords and a 1898 Lee Enfield mle that is in perfect condition.
    Thanks again
    Frazer

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    Sounds very interesting Frazer , can't wait to see them,

    regards

    Paul
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    If you wanna sell them, you are allways welcome to our " for sale section", I think the members would be interested to buy something!
    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Quote by snowjob View Post
    At the end of the war my grandfather was billeted in Germany as part of the RAFs MP's, the owner of the house said that a German General had burried something in the back yard, he went out back and dug up three swords, army, navy and airforce, anyway. Can you help identify them, what kind of value should we attach to them for insurance purposes. Thanks for the help
    Frazer


    BETTER PIC NEED ! i think your luft sword is early ( silver plated ) the late model is allu finish

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    Thanks Dimas, but I'll pass, this is the start of my collection.
    I'm afraid I'll have to wait until Dec 14 until I can take better pics.
    Ill have pics of the rifle by the end of the weekend.

    Frazer

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