Morphy Auctions

With more than 3300 m2, the Pennsylvania based auction house Morphy Auctions is one of the biggest in the world. But it’s more than just an auction house - apart from a showroom, the space also fits a restaurant and a 1850 m2 gallery. 

At Morphy Auctions they have specialised in collections new to the auction market, and ever since Dan Morphy established the auction house in 1997 they arrange around 25 and 30 auctions annually.

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BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN LACEY, JR. AND THE BATTLE OF CROOKED BILLET, 1778

LACEY, John (1755-1814) as brigadier general, autograph letter signed, to President Thomas Wharton, Supreme Council of Pennsylvania, dated Doyles Town, 8 April 1778, one page, folio, addressed and docketed on recto. With two early booklets (1860 and 1908) on the battle of Crooked Billet, fought 1 May 1778. 3 items. Lacey informs President Wharton that "My little party is at the [Crooked] Billet [where] I am trying some Philad[elphi]a. Market men by a court Martial, & hope soon to give you an account of their receiving the just Merits of their malignant crimes.... News has this moment arrived from below that a large part of the Enemy came last night to Smithfield, and made Prisoners a small party of Continental Troops under the command of Capt. Henderson [ ] it is also said they are moving up towards the Buck, I have ordered some of the Horse down to learn the certainty of this news." A native of Buckingham Township , John Lacey Jr. was a Continental Army captain in Anthony Wayne's regiment during the Canadian campaign of 1776. The following year, he fought with distinction at Germantown and Matson's Ford as lieutenant colonel with the Bucks County militia. He gained such a reputation for skill and courage that the Supreme Executive promoted him to brigadier general in the state militia on 9 January 1778. He commanded the American forces in the Battle of Crooked Billet. From the Walter O'Connor collection.Read more

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Lot of 19: Assorted German Combat Badges, Medals & Insignia.

Lot contains 19 pieces of various German Medals, Badges, and Insignia. (A) Three Piece Medal Bar featuring a World War I Iron Cross 2nd Class, a Hindenburg Medal, and a Third Reich West Wall Medal, in excellent condition. (B) Four Place Medal Bar featuring a War Merit Medal, a Red Cross Medal, a 50 Year Service Medal, and a Centennial Medal for Wilhelm the First, in excellent condition. (C) World War I Iron Cross 1st Class by "KO" in excellent condition. (D) World War II Iron Cross 1st Class, unmarked but made by "Godet", in excellent condition. (E) Unmarked World War II Iron Cross 2nd Class in excellent condition. (F) World War II Iron Cross 2nd Class, marked "40" on the ring, in near mint condition. (G) Four Place Medal Bar containing a War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords, an Eastern Front Medal, a Four Year Heer Service Medal, and a Czech Annexation Medal, in excellent condition. (H) Eight Place Ribbon Bar in near mint condition. (I) Two Silver SA Sport Badges in excellent condition. (J) Bronze SA Sport Badge in excellent condition. (K) DRL Sport Badge in excellent condition. (L) General Assault badge, unmarked but made by Steinhauer and Luck, in excellent condition. (M) Two World War II Black Wound Badges, both marked "L/56", in excellent condition. (N) World War II Silver Wound Badge, made of zinc and unmarked, in very good condition. (O) Single Place Ribbon Bar for a World War II Iron Cross 2nd Class in near mint condition. (P) Matched Set of M44 Panzer Grenadier Shoulder Boards in near mint condition. (Q) NSDAP Political Leaders Belt Buckle in gilded aluminum, marked "M4/46", missing its belt keeper, in near mint condition.Read more

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  • 18d 6h

Lot of 5: Third Reich Dove Head Swords.

Lot contains: (A) "Eickhorn" sword, (B) unmarked sword, (C) "WMW" sword, (D) "Holler" sword, and (E) unmarked sword. (A) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked "Carl Eickhorn"" with a 33" blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with scattered light marks and light runner marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with some dried polish present. Scabbard may be repainted retains 85-90% of its finish with scattered marks. (B) Third Reich Dove Head unmarked sword with a 33" blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with some light runner marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent with the couple of wire strands being loose. Scabbard retains about 60-65% of its original painted black finish, with scattered marks and freckling over 35-40%. (C) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked "WMW Waffen" with a 31" blade in overall excellent to near mint condition. Blade is in near mint condition, with light runner marks and some light blemishes to its finish. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are near mint. Scabbard retains more than 90% of its original painted black finish with scattered marks and freckling on the ring and throat. (D) Third Reich Dove Head sword marked "F.W. Holler" with a 33" blade in overall very good condition. Blade is in excellent condition, with scattered light runner marks and other scattered light marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent, with dried polish remaining. Scabbard retains about 20-25% of its original painted black finish with scattered marks throughout, as well as freckling over 65-70%. (E) Third Reich Dove Head unmarked sword with a 31" blade in overall excellent condition. Blade is in excellent to near mint condition, with light runner marks and scattered light marks. Brass fittings and wire-wrapped trylon grip are excellent with some dried polish remaining. Scabbard retains 85-90% of its original painted black finish with areas of freckling on the tip and ring area, and light scattered marks.Name Value Blade Length 33", 33", 31", 33", 31" Overall Length 38", 38", 36", 38", 36" Paperwork No, Name, Value, Blade Length, 33", 33", 31", 33", 31", Overall Length, 38", 38", 36", 38", 36", Paperwork, NoRead more

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  • 18d 6h

WWII M-445A Flight Jacket Worn By Admiral William Halsey.

Fleece lined flight jacket made by H.L.B.Corp. N.Y. Sewn to the upper left breast is a gold embossed leather name tag with Naval Aviator's wing over "W.F. Halsey/ Admiral U.S. Navy”. William Halsey graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1904. He served in the Great White Fleet and during World War I commanded the USS Shaw. He took command of the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga in 1935 after completing a course in naval aviation and was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral in 1938. At the start of the War in the Pacific, Halsey commanded the task force centered on the carrier USS Enterprise in a series of raids against Japanese-held targets. Halsey was made Commander, South Pacific Area and led the Allied forces over the course of the Battle for Guadalcanal and the fighting up the Solomon chain. In 1943 he was made Commander of the Third Fleet, the post he held through the rest of the war. He took part in the Battle for Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle of World War II. He was promoted to Fleet Admiral in December 1945 and retired from active service in March 1947. CONDITION: The jacket is in excellent condition with working Talon zipper and minor wear to the leather. Name tag shows light crazing. From the Ray Bentley collection. Item Dimensions: Largest : 30" x 17 -1/2". Item Dimensions:Read more

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  • 18d 6h

Lot of 10: Folding Knives.

Lot contains: (A) KUTMASTER 4-1/4" Rope knife with serrated blade etched with "Tubbs/ (Rope Insignia)/ Cordage Company". Circa 1950-1965. CONDITION: Mint. (B) Queen City single blade 4-1/8" trapper. Handled in winterbottom bone. Blade is full length and is solid. Has great snap in both open and close positions. Has a half stop. Circa 1920-1945. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. (C) Ulster Knife Company 3" two blade full bolstered Senator penknife. Handled in green swirl celluloid. Both blades have powerful snap in open and close position. Both blades have half stop. Circa 1876 - 1941. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. (D) Imperial Providence Rhode Island three blade unofficial scout handled in black plastic. Includes chain, compass and factory box. Circa 1950's. CONDITION: Mint. (E) is an unsigned presentation two blade coin knife. Front of the knife marked "DSL" in large font. Has a six-year calendar from 1941 to 1946 on the back. Includes original fitted box. Circa 1940's. CONDITION: Mint. (F) Unsigned stainless two blade fob knife measuring 2-1/2" long with chain. Comes in factory box. Has what appears to be original Christmas gifting card inside. Circa 1950's. CONDITION: Mint. Of the remaining knives, four are jackknives by Robeson, Empire Winsted, IXL George Wostenholm, and BOKER. CONDITION: Fair to very good. Name Value Blade Length Varies Overall Length Varies Paperwork No Serial Number NSN, Name, Value, Blade Length, Varies, Overall Length, Paperwork, No, Serial Number, NSNRead more

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Lot of 9: Mixture Hold-to-Light Postcards.
Lot of 9: Mixture Hold-to-Light Postcards. Morphy Auctions
Lot Of 5: Advertising Containers.
This lot includes a Lays Potato Chip tin, a Holtzman's Cheese Pretzel tin, a Gordon's Potato Chip tin, a Golden Rule tea tun and a Keystone Mince Meat wooden bucket. Only minor wear throughout. Condition (Very Good - Very Good plus). Size Largest: 11-1/2'' T. Morphy Auctions
Oak Motor Oil Tin Flange Sign.
Oak Motor Oil Tin Flange Sign.\n"Summer and Winter One Grade for all Cars". Good color with wear and scratches, reverse is a little heavier. Marked Crown & Cork. Condition (7 & 6). Size 14" x 18". Morphy Auctions
J.&E. Stevens Eagle & Eaglets C.I. Mechanical Bank
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