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Identification

We have been helping the general public and collectors identify and date arms for over 10 years. We have a gallery of offcial patterns and a vast database of items (over 50,000 images) that can be searched using physical characteristics that make the identification process as easy as possible. If an item cannot be identified using this process then I will be happily take a look at any images that are emailed to me. However due to time constraints I can only assist users who have registered on the site.

 

Valuation

I am sorry but we do not provide valuations. However the key to an accurate valuation is identifying and understanding what your item is and how rare it is. oldswords.com can help. As well as providing tools for identification and dating we hold a vast library of related study material, historical information and articles.

Once a successful identification is made we would suggest looking for similar items at dealer websites, online auction sites and past auctions house catalogues. Links to these can be found on our site and you can also look at the 'For Sale' section.

I Hope this helps.

Mark Cloke
mark.cloke@oldswords.com

Louis J Dianni

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