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Among the latest acquisitions are:
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  • Pair early 19th century Solingen foils with brass grooved disc guards.

  • Beautifully constructed mask with unusually small hexagonal mesh specially made for Prof. Bertrand to give as a prize in 1866 at the Petit College de Rollin in Paris.

  • Late 19th century fencing table designed to hold eight weapons.
  • Eton College silver medal by F Bowcher, 64 mm diameter, won in 1903 by D C Boles. [Lieutenant-Colonel Dennis Coleridge Boles (1885-1958) was a soldier and Conservative MP. Frank Bowcher (1864-1938), founder member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, was awarded a silver medal at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900.]
  • English epee decorated with floral motifs, a gilded shield brazed to top of blade stamped Salle Paul Fencing Club, Epee D’Honneur, 1932, Peter Cheney. [Peter Cheney (1896-1951) was a popular crime fiction writer who took up fencing in 1930 after meeting Charles de Beaumont and Sir Oswald Mosley.]
  • 1930s watercolour by Harold Lisle of Miss E Grant Robinson, daughter of Major James Grant of Glen Grant whisky distillery; she went on to be the first Englishwoman to become a Buddhist nun in Ceylon in January 1937.