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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.