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Among the latest acquisitions are:
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Earliest known fencing art medal dated 1899 and presented as a school prize in Nantes, south-west France.
Silver cup presented as the second prize in the epee team event at the 1913 Earls Court international tournament.
1928 silver medal presented by Lord Desborough in memory of the London Fencing Club’s French fencing master Jean-Baptiste Mimiague.
1896 silver medal struck to commemorate the fencing author Henry Colmore-Dunn, the rim inscribed to his fencing master Corporal-Major John Blackburn.
Pair of late 19th century French epees with blades made by the Solingen maker Samuel Hoppe (1827-85).
Pair of late 19th century French epees, guards etched with a coronet above the initials RB.
Late 17th century foil with broken blade stamped IHN SOLINGEN
Pair of late 18th century foils with leather guards and blades stamped IN SOLINGEN.
Earliest dated foil, blade stamped 1764
Pair of early 20th century ladies’ foils stamped Gardiner (sports equipment suppliers of Hoddesdon, Herts).
Earliest known illustration of a practice rapier, from Hundt, 1611.
Late 19th century watercolour by the French artist Albert Mantelet showing a ladies’ fencing club.
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