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left - An 1879 period Zulu regimental war shield or 'isihlangu.' The shield is expected to sell for £800 when it goes under the hammer at a Wallis and Wallis auction in Lewes, Sussex.<br />
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right - A large old Zulu war shield of the umbhumbhulozu<br />
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A collection of weapons used to slaughter British troops at the famous battle of Isandlwana in the Anglo-Zulu war has emerged for sale.<br />
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The collection was amassed by David Smith, a former Royal Marine Commando from Beckenham in Kent, who had an interest in the culture of the Zulu people.<br />
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There are over 150 items for sale including a club thought to be used by an executioner, worth £300, and a necklace made from lion's teeth worth £2,000.<br />
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Mr Smith suddenly died aged 65 in 2009 and the items are being sold by his partner, Roberta Welham.<br />
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The whole collection could fetch £100,000 in total.