Light Brigade sword bought at Fakenham auction

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A sword used in the ill-fated Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean War was sold at auction in Fakenham last month.

The sword, used by Captain John Brown, had an estimate of between £1,200 and £1,500, and was sold for £1,500 at James and Sons.

It was a good day for militaria with a demonstration shell, estimated worth £50-80, selling for £225 and a flintlock pistol, estimated at £175-200, sold for £280.

Rare stamps sold well including a South Africa (Cape of Good Hope) 1861 4d milky-blue Woodblock estimated at £400-450 which sold for £520 and a Switzerland 1843 Zurich Canton 6 Rappen estimated at £400-600, which made £660.

A Roman brooch in gold & silver sold for £750.