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The Leo Laden Militaria Collection

5th Sep 2017

The Leo Laden Collection of Militaria 
5th September 2017 6:00pm 

McKenzies Auctioneers welcomes you to the Leo Laden Collection of Militaria, to be sold piece by piece at auction.

Leo’s interest in all things military intensified after completing his medical degree in London and joining the RAF as a junior officer. He was immediately sent off to a small war in Yemen. After his military service, Leo with his family moved to the W.A goldfields for a series of adventures in Leonora.

Leo started his collection at the age of 12. As the collection grew he started shooting muzzle loaders as well as other firearms in serious competition. Forming the Perth Muzzle Loading Club in the late 1970’s, the club grew which led to Leo and then others from the club competing in the world championships for muzzle loading firearms.

The auction starts with a range of knives, swords and edged weapons from a wide range of cultures. The next section is gun holsters and cartridge pouches. Then, gun powder flasks as well as antique bullet moulds.

Antique flintlock and percussion pistols (which need no license) start at lot number 123 and continue to lot 152. The prize item in this section is a cased pair of duelling pistols by Grierson, who was appointed gun maker to the British crown. They come complete with their accessories and are in working order. They are estimated at $10,000 – 16,000.

Eighty or so swords of various cultures and periods then follow, before a range of decommissioned grenades, hats, helmets and muskets. In short, a diverse range of military collectables for the experienced collector through to the just starting collector.

Pre-auction viewing is 3 days before in our rooms or online at www.mckenziesauctioneers.com.au

Telephone, absentee, internet or room bidding are all available.

Pre-Auction Viewing 


Saturday 2nd September 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 3rd September 11:00am - 4:00pm
Monday 4th September 11:00am - 5:30pm

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