• Short Summary

    BECAUSE OF A LACK OF BASEMENT SPACE IN THE TOWER OF LONDON, MORE THAN 1,000 PIECES OF "ARMY SURPLUS" FROM THE PAST USUALLY KEPT AT THE TOWER WILL BE AUCTIONED AT SOTHEBY'S TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT..SOTHEBY'S.
    0.05

    2.
    GV INT.. PEOPLE LOOK AT ARTICLES.
    0.12

    3.
    GV MAN LOOKS AT 17TH CENTURY IVORY-STOCKED PISTOL.
    0.15

    4.
    SCU MAN HOLDS 17TH CENTURY IVORY-STOCKED PISTOL.
    0.18

    5.
    SCU TO CU TROOPERS' HELMETS (2 SHOTS)
    0.27

    6.
    SV TO SCU ARMOUR (AT TOWER OF LONDON). (2 SHOTS)
    0.41

    7.
    SV VISITORS LOOKING ON (TOWER OF LONDON)
    0.43

    8.
    SV PIKENEN (2 SHOTS)
    0.54

    9.
    SV PAN UP PIKES (TOWER OF LONDON).
    1.01



    Initials RN/V/JB/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BECAUSE OF A LACK OF BASEMENT SPACE IN THE TOWER OF LONDON, MORE THAN 1,000 PIECES OF "ARMY SURPLUS" FROM THE PAST USUALLY KEPT AT THE TOWER WILL BE AUCTIONED AT SOTHEBY'S TOMORROW (THURSDAY).THE "SURPLUS" INCLUDES MUSKETS, SLUNDERBUSSES, PISTOLS, SWORDS, HELMETS AND SUNDRY OTHER PIECES -- ENOUGH FOR A SMALL ARMY NOT WORRIED ABOUT KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES.

    THE ARMAMENTS ARE BEING SOLD BY ORDER OF THE TOWER'S MASTER OF ARMOURIES.SOME OF THE PISTOLS ARE IN MINT CONDITIONS, BUT OTHER GUNS UP FOR AUCTION ARE DESCRIBED AS "VERY DEFECTIVE".AND UNUSUALLY NOT CONSISTS OF 300 DETACHED SWORD BLADES.

    SOTHEBY'S EXPECTS PARTICULAR INTEREST IN THE AUCTION TO BE SHOWN BY YOUNG COLLECTORS, AND THEATRICAL COMPANIES.THE SALE IS EXPECTED TO REALISE ABOUT GBP10,000.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAMRYA7B6THUZXM358W9D74AEU
    Media URN:
    VLVAMRYA7B6THUZXM358W9D74AEU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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