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Lot 42: Ridabock & Company 1902 Officer's Sword with Etched Inscription

Auction Date: May 26, 2016

Ridabock & Company 1902 Officer's Sword with Etched Inscription and Scabbard

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Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Ridabock & Company 1902 Officer's Sword with Etched Inscription and Scabbard

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38" OAL, 32" blade, horn grip and leather covered iron scabbard. The blade is etched "LATHAM/R. REED./FROM THE/NON-COMMISSIONED/OFFICERS of TROOP C,/29th MAY, 1915.". Reed was a veteran of action with the Punitive Expedition against Pancho Villa, as well as serving as an officer with the 165th (aka the 69th) Infantry Regiment during World War I. Later in life he would write "Frankie in Wonderland" under the pseudonym 'A Tory', a satire of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal policies. Fair overall.

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