Lot 799

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A superb war-date Eisenhower relic, a finely-crafted medium brown leather swagger stick, 23 3/4" long, hand-stitched, concealing within a deadly etched dagger-like blade with maker's mark: "Cogswell & Harrison Ltd. Gun Makers 168 Piccadilly London W.1". In fine condition, showing only the slightest wear at all. Cogswell and Harrison is London's oldest gunmaker, making sporting guns for the elite since 1770. No doubt this item was presented to Eisenhower by that firm. From the estate of the recipient, Col. Ernest "Tex" Lee, who served throughout the war as Eisenhower's Executive Officer and Aide de Camp. Lee joined Ike in June, 1941 and assisted in the planning of the invasions at Normandy and the ultimate defeat of Germany. Accompanied by a letter from Lee's son indicating that Col. Lee had stated to his family that he had obtained this weapon directly from Eisenhower during the European war and that it has remained in the family since that time.

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June 4, 2010 11:00 AM EDT
Stamford, CT, US

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