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The Dr. Darryl E. Kinnison U.S. Civil War Sword Collection Consigned To Sell With Centurion

Dr. Darryl E. Kinnison Military Edged Weapon Collection

A collection of U.S. Civil War era military swords from the late Dr. Darryl E. Kinnison are consigned to sell with Centurion Auctions. Dr. Kinnison's sword collection is a diverse and varied collection of about 75 U.S. Civil War swords. The collection will be brought to market in the November 30th, 2014 Militaria & Firearm Auction.

Dr. Darryl E. Kinnison was raised in Mobile, Alabama. From the time he was a young child, he took a great interest in the Civil War. This early interest grew in to a life-long passion for studying and collecting military edged weapons.

After graduating from the University of Mississippi in 1965, he joined his parents who had been transferred to California.

While there he earned his Teacher’s Credentials in Business Education from California State University and then a Master’s Degree from Chico State University. After marrying in 1984, Darryl returned to school, receiving his Doctorate Degree in Philosophy from Colorado State University in 1985. Darryl went on to a career as a teacher of Business Education on both the High School and College level in Westwood, California.

While teaching was his vocation, Darryl continued to pursue his passion for collecting Civil War era swords. He became a charter member of the Civil War Sword Collectors Guild. Darryl was meticulous in the pursuit of collecting authentic militaria. He invested countless research hours understanding the history of each piece in his collection. Darryl was very impressed with the intricate nature of the engravings and etchings on the blades, as well as the ornate detail in the designs on the hilts. He was quick to point out that the sword maker craft was a work of fine art.

In building his collection and being active within the collecting community, Darryl corresponded, researched and collaborated with many Civil War enthusiasts. Swords from the Kinnison collection have been displayed in museums and military related publications. Fellow sword collector Richard H. Bezdek asked Darryl to contribute information and photos from his collection for his book, “American Swords and Sword Makers”. The book was published after Darryl’s passing. Richard included the following tribute to his friend in the book:

“The late Mr. Kinnison was a supporter of this book from the first time I talked to him. He was not only a sword collector but wrote several articles on U.S. swords. Darryl also did extensive research for me on the Mobile, Alabama, sword makers and dealers. The sword collecting fraternity has lost a very special member, and I personally will miss his wonderful enthusiasm and untiring efforts to assist me with this book.

Dr. Darryl Kinnison is truly missed by his family, friends and colleagues.

Centurion Auctions specializes in the valuation, marketing and sale of military collections. We are privileged to bring this collection to market on behalf of Dr. Kinnison's family.

Bidders may participate in the auction through floor, live telephone, online, and absentee bidding. Auction details and relevant bidding information may be found on the Fall 2014 Militaria & Firearm Auction page.

View all of the Kinnison Sword Collection Lots & Photos via the online catalog (opens in new window, search result is filtered to display only those lots associated to the Kinnison Collection)

Lot Listing | Dr. Darryl Kinnison Civil War Edged Weapon Collection: (Title, Lot)

CIVIL WAR ERA US INFANTRY OFFICER SHOULDER BOARDS, 1006
CIVIL WAR ERA US ARTILLERY OFFICER SHOULDER BOARDS, 1007
CIVIL WAR ERA US ARTILLERY OFFICER SHOULDER BOARDS, 1008
CIVIL WAR ERA US ARTILLERY OFFICER SHOULDER BOARDS, 1009
CIVIL WAR ERA US CAVALRY OFFICER SHOULDER BOARDS, 1010
INDIAN WARS ERA US OFFICER SHOULDER BOARDS, 1011
CIVIL WAR ERA US OFFICER SHOULDER BOARDS, 1012
CIVIL WAR ERA US OFFICER SHOULDER BOARDS, 1013
CIVIL WAR ERA US OFFICER SHOULDER BOARDS, 1014
WAR OF 1812 EAGLE HEAD OFFICER'S SWORD, 1152
BONE HANDLE AMERICAN MILITIA NCO SWORD, 1153
WAR OF 1812 OFFICER'S EAGLE HEAD BONE HANDLE SWORD, 1154
CIVIL WAR US MODEL 1860 NAVAL CUTLASS BY AMES 1861, 1155
RARE MODEL 1840 CAVALRY SABER SMITH CRANE & CO NY, 1156
US MODEL 1860 CAVALRY OFFICER'S SABER CLAUBERG, 1157
US M1840 HEAVY CAVALRY SABER BY SHEBLE & FISHER, 1158
CIVIL WAR M1840 LIGHT ARTILLERY SABER CONN 1862, 1159
CIVIL WAR M1840 ARTILLERY SABER BY AMES 1863, 1160
2nd MODEL VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY SABER, 1161
CIVIL WAR MODEL 1860 CAVALRY SABER BY AMES, 1162
CIVIL WAR MODEL 1860 CAVALRY SABER PROVIDENCE, 1163
NAMED CIVIL WAR M1840 ARTILLERY SABER WITH PHOTO, 1164
19th CENTURY METAL SABER SCABBARD, 1165
19th CENTURY LEATHER SCABBARD, 1166
19th CENTURY METAL SCABBARD, 1167
19th CENTURY METAL SCABBARD, 1168
CIVIL WAR COLLINS & CO MODEL 1840 NCO SWORD 1861, 1169
CIVIL WAR COLLINS & CO MODEL 1840 NCO SWORD 1862, 1170
CIVIL WAR ETCHED MODEL 1840 NCO SWORD BY ROBY, 1171
CIVIL WAR MODEL 1840 NCO SWORD & SCABBARD BY AMES, 1172
CIVIL WAR MODEL 1840 MUSICIAN SWORD BY AMES 1862, 1173
CIVIL WAR MODEL 1840 MUSICIAN SWORD HORSTMANN, 1174
CIVIL WAR MODEL 1840 NCO SWORD HORSTMANN, 1175
CIVIL WAR MODEL 1840 NCO SWORD BY AMES 1862, 1176
M1840 MUSICIAN SWORD W/ SCABBARD EMERSON & SILVER, 1177
CIVIL WAR M1840 NCO SWORD EMERSON & SILVER 1863, 1178
CIVIL WAR MODEL 1840 NCO SWORD COLLINS & CO 1861, 1179
CIVIL WAR M1840 NCO SWORD EMERSON & SILVER 1863, 1180
CIVIL WAR MODEL 1840 SWORD COLLINS & CO 1861, 1181
CIVIL WAR M1840 MUSICIAN PRESENTATION SWORD ROBY, 1182
CIVIL WAR MODEL 1860 NAVAL CUTLASS BY AMES 1864, 1183
US MODEL 1832 FOOT ARTILLERY SWORD BY AMES, 1184
CIVIL WAR M1832 FOOT ARTILLERY SWORD BY N.P. AMES, 1185
US M1860 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER SWORD J.H. McKENNEY, 1186
CIVIL WAR NON-REGULATION OFFICER'S SWORD, 1187
CIVIL WAR MODEL 1852 OFFICER'S SWORD, 1188
CIVIL WAR M1850 STAFF OFFICER'S SWORD COLLINS & CO, 1189
CIVIL WAR NON-REGULATION INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD, 1190
US MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER'S SWORD BY ROBY, 1191
CIVIL WAR MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER'S SWORD, 1192
CIVIL WAR MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER'S SWORD, 1193
CIVIL WAR NON-REGULATION INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD, 1194
M1860 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER SWORD PASQUALE & SONS, 1195
US MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER'S SWORD, 1196
US MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER'S SWORD, 1197
US MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER'S SWORD BY AMES, 1198
US MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER'S SWORD AMES, 1199
19th CENTURY AMERICAN MILITIA NCO SWORD, 1200
19th CENTURY AMERICAN MILITIA STAFF OFFICER SWORD, 1201
19th CENTURY AMERICAN MILITIA NCO SWORD, 1202
19th CENTURY AMERICAN MILITIA STAFF OFFICER SWORD, 1203
AMERICAN MILITIA FIELD OFFICER'S SWORD HORSTMANN, 1204
19th CENTURY AMERICAN MILITIA NCO SWORD, 1205
MC LILLEY ORNATE FRATERNAL PRESENTATION SWORD, 1220
US MODEL 1917 NAVAL CUTLASS WITH SCABBARD, 1238
US MODEL 1905 EXPERIMENTAL CAVALRY SABER, 1239
US MODEL 1905 EXPERIMENTAL CAVALRY SABER, 1240
US MODEL 1906 CAVALRY SABER BY AMES, 1241

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