Always having been passionately involved in the study and documentation of Masonic Arts and Historical Artifacts, it gives us pleasure to feature Masonic Collectibles among our various auctions and relish securing good homes for these most wonderful and beautiful cultural treasures of Freemasonry, thus helping to some degree to insure their survival and appreciation for generations to come. The Most Spiritual, Inspirational & Profound Templar Sword Ever! A Civil War Era Treasure! PRESENTING A VERY RARE & HIGHLY SYMBOLIC HISTORICAL Circa 1860's CIVIL WAR ERA GOLDEN MASONIC HOLY ROYAL ARCH MYSTICAL RITUAL SHORTER ALTAR SWORD! EXPERTLY MADE BY ONE OF AMERICAS GREATEST SWORD MAKERS LOCATED INSIDE NEW YORK CITYS OLD MASONIC TEMPLE!BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN ROYAL ARCH CREST! SEE THE MYSTERIOUS & SOMEWHAT TROUBLED LOOKING FACE DECORATING THE SCABBARD DRAG! WE SEE THIS FACE ON NUMEROUS EARLY TEMPLAR SWORDS. COLLECTOR'S HAVE PONDERED OVER A POSSIBLE IDENTITY! SOME SPECULATE THIS REPRESENTS AN ANGEL OR... ATHOUGH THIS IS PROBABLY COINCIDENTAL, WE NOTED A SIMILARITY IN EXPRESSION BETWEEN THE ALLEGED "HIRAM" OF THE SWORD AND ONE SYMBOLIC WINGED STATUE IN THE FAMED ROSLYN CHAPEL. THE CHERUBIC "STONE MASON" OF ROSLYN CHAPEL! AND NO INDIVIDUAL NAME ON BLADE! A MOST UNIQUE RELIC OF FREEMASONRY! RARE RELIC OF AMERICAN FREEMASONRY! SYMBOLIC CIVIL WAR ERA MASONIC SWORD! An Ornate Beauty Made by.. HIS SWORD MANUFACTURING FACILITY WAS LOCATED INSIDE NEW YORK CITYS FIRST MASONIC TEMPLE & GRAND LODGE BUILDING! IN THE SPIRIT OF THE MIDDLE AGES!
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We Treat You Like Royalty!! KEEP CHECKING OUR CLASSICLITERATI AUCTIONS! Presenting a Unique and Rare Historical Antique 1860's Customized Holy Royal Arch Altar Shorter Sword. It was beautifully made by the great D.
Howell, who for numerous years was headquartered within the walls of New York Citys landmark early Masonic Temple and Grand Lodge Building on Broadway. Featuring numerous profound Metaphysical symbols, including a masterfully engraved Royal Arch composition on the scabbard. It is complete with Keystone, Triple Tau Cross and Columns. The drag features a mysterious face that many think represents Hiram Abiff. The blade has Grand Chapter R.Although this is a somewhat shorter sword, it comes with its original long scabbard. Judging by the smooth edges and placement of the inscription, the blade was not cut down, but specially constructed for this length. As to why, how and what the reason for the longer scabbard was, we shall never know. Both sword and scabbard are an original pair. It is in very good vintage condition with only some normal expected age wear.
In the scabbard, the sword measures approximately 35 inches. Alone the sword is around 27 ¾ inches with the blade being about 20 ¾ ;inches.
This Sword is a true rarity with a unique legacy and maker! AN EXCELLENT HISTORIC CIVIL WAR ERA YORK RITE RITUAL ALTAR SWORD! The prestigious name of Howell, legendary early Master Sword Maker appears on one side of the Blade. This Sword by Howell predates many of what we see from the great companies such as "The Ames Sword Company", M. THIS IS A HIGH QUALITY HISTORIC SWORD.
Do not allow this beauty to escape you! We regularly feature extremely attractive and also very rare, top quality antiques including among the finest in Fraternal and Masonic Swords and Historic Relics as well as many other fascinating items. Among our clients are Museums and Archives as well as many collectors the world over.
Please keep checking our Classicliterati auctions. Please note that we try to describe items to the best of our ability. MASONIC SWORDS BY THE GREAT D. Masonic Memorabilia from New York is quite Scarce when compared to other locations.
And the earliest ones are prized. Back in the 19th Century, Freemasonry was much more widespread in New York.
Over time and especially during the Depression, things changed. The Sword Maker Howell was for numerous years headquartered within the walls of New York Citys landmark Masonic Temple and Grand Lodge Building on Broadway. This particular early building no longer exists.SWORDS BY HOWELL RATE AMONG THE VERY, VERY BEST! Examples Are Becoming Scarcer and Scarcer By The Day. OURS IS A BUSINESS WHICH IS RUN BY MASONS. We regularly correspond with scholars, archivists and historians around the world.
The arts and artistry associated with Masonry has preoccupied us for many years and we love this field of history immensely. Having always been enthusiastically involved in the study and active documentation of Masonic Arts and Historical Artifacts, it gives us an extra special pleasure to also feature Masonic Collectibles among our various auctions. We relish securing good homes for these most wonderful and beautiful cultural treasures of Freemasonry, thus helping to some degree to insure their survival and appreciation for generations to come. CHECK OUR AUCTIONS EACH WEEK FOR A WIDE SELECTION OF THE FINEST MASONIC & FRATERNAL SWORDS, ANTIQUES & OTHER FASCINATING QUALITY COLLECTIBLES!
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The item "NEW YORK MASONIC TEMPLE Antique Civil War ROYAL ARCH HIRAM SWORD 1860s RARE FIND" is in sale since Tuesday, April 17, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Fraternal Organizations\Masonic, Freemasonry\Other Freemason Collectibles". The seller is "classicliterati" and is located in East Coast.This item can be shipped to United States.