The Colonel Farnes Collection

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Date of Auction: 8th May 2019

Sold for £900

Estimate: £300 - £400

The German Second World War Luftwaffe 2nd Pattern Officer’s Dagger attributed to Night-Fighter Ace Feldwebel Rudolf Frank. Excellent blade by WKC, Solingen. The blade has been personally marked beneath the Luftwaffe eagle cross-guard ‘R.F.’ on one side, and ‘NJG III’ on the other. The coloration of all the fittings, which include the upper pommel, cross guard and scabbard all match. Part of the grip wire to the orange grip missing, complete with its correct short pattern portapee knot and a set of deluxe floriated dagger straps, to which the velvet on the backing has shredded, very good condition £300-£400


Attributed to night-fighter Ace Leutnant Rudolf Frank.

For details on the recipient, as well as his Silver Salver and five of his Trophy Cups, see Lot 1344.

Note: Owing to recent legislation, specialist shipping will be required for this lot.