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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/28/2020
The Bowie is 12-1/2" long including the 8-1/2" blade, finishing to the bronze guard, then the 3-1/2" wood handle. The knife fits tightly to the leather scabbard which clearly has period initials "WBT". The owner, a 25 year member of the Antique Bowie Knife Collector's Association, provides a statement of acquisition which ties the knife/scabbard to a women named Madge Cooper Guthery. Guthery's great-great-uncle was the William B. Travis. Guthery owned this Bowie. In addition, there are two books with her name plate. the first is "William Barret Travis, A Biography", 1976, with her bookplate "Madge Guthery". A second book, "13 Days to Glory, The Siege of the Alamo", 1958, with the owner label "Madge Cooper". William Barret "Buck" Travis (1809 -1836) was a 19th-century American lawyer and soldier. At the age of 26, he was a lieutenant colonel in the Texas Army. He died at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution. Travis County and Travis Park were named after him for being the commander of the Republic of Texas at the Battle of the Alamo.
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Colonel William Barret Travis’s Bowie Knife

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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $7,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Auction closed on Friday, February 28, 2020.
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