Published: March 27, 2017
AMESBURY, MASS. — A sword made by noted silversmith and cutler John Bailey that had belonged to Francis Dana, and remained in his family until it was sold March 25 at John McInnis Auctioneers, for $102,000.
The Revolutionary War sword, dated 1777, was in fine condition, signed by the maker and dated, engraved with Dana’s name and included most of its original leather scabbard, which was also signed. A collector in the room took it home shortly after the sale.
A complete report on the auction will follow in an upcoming edition.
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