Rare 1870s Zulu shield sold for £1650 as part of the C&T auction of the Mick Woodfield collection.

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It is a good early example of the large war shield used during the Anglo-Zulu wars, standing 4ft (1.24m) high and complete with its staff.

Woodfield began collecting as a boy after being inspired by the film Zulu and the 120-lot catalogue of shields, spears and knobkerries would be a useful reference for any budding collectors today.