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British 1827 Pattern Rifle Regiment Named Officer’s Sword (Sold)

Very good condition 1827 Pattern British Rifle Regiment Officer's sword named to Lieutenant Colonel A. Buckley, CBE, DSO, and JP. Provenance for this sword / Albert Buckley below.

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I believe from the copper brass crown proof slug and the etching around it plus the fact the spine is marked "London Made" (so as to exclude Manton & Co of Calcutta) this sword was made by Guthrie & Valentine of 12 Cork Street, Bond Street, London. Whoever made this sword for its owner Lieutenant Colonel A. Buckley, a very important man having made Commander, The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Companion of the Distinguished Service Order and a Justice of the Peace, he had the sword made with his initials on the ricasso where the makers name would normally go. The sword, scabbard and sword knot are in very good condition. The well engraved blade is firm in the hilt which has good fishskin and twisted wire bindings intact. I would be prepared to accept £1000 for this sword given the provenance below that comes with it. Further pictures available upon request. My item reference number 146 (33).

Full details of Lieutenant Colonel Albert Buckley taken from the 1919-1945 edition of 'Who's Who of British Members of Parliament'

The Withens, Blundellsands, Lancashire. 88 Cadogan Place, London. Conservative, Liverpool. Son of William Buckley Esquire, JP of Blundellsands. Born at Blundellsands 10th April 1877. Married in 1919 to Elsie Juanita, 2nd daughter of JE Fisher Esquire of Liverpool.

Educated at Merchant Taylors School, Great Crosby, and Aldenham School, Elstree, Hertfordshire. A Wool-Broker. Lieutenant-Colonel of 5th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment. Served in South Africa 1901-1902 and in France 1915 to the close of the war; DSO and Bar; twice mentioned in despatches; wounded.

Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Right Honourable FG Kellaway 1920-1921. Junior Lord of the Treasury October 1922 to March 1923. Assistant Whip (unpaid) April 1921 to October 1922. A Conservative. Elected for the Waterloo Division of Lancashire in December 1918 and sat until he retired in November 1923. Secretary for Overseas Trade Department from March to November 1923, when, as a Free Trader, he resigned in disagreement with the Government's Protectionist policy. Chairman of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce 1924-1928. Member of Mersey Docks and Harbour Board 1928-1951. Died 13 November 1965.

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