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Category: Firearms & Militaria

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    Field & Range Firearms

    The upcoming  Field & Range Firearms sale, offered by Morphy Auctions, will include a large collection of antique guns. One lot of interest from the collection is an 1886 Winchester short rifle. The firearm has a 22-inch tapered round barrel with a full-length magazine tube. A Cia single-shot pistol also…

    COLT AND REMINGTON PISTOLS.
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    Morphy's rolls out Field & Range Firearms Auction, Aug. 11-13

    German Blaser over/under shotgun/rifle B95 combination gun with case and additional barrel set. Two Zeiss Diavari-Z scopes. Estimate $5,000-$8,000. DENVER, PA.- No matter how impressive a collector’s gun display may be, there’s always room for one more high-quality firearm if it’s on par with those being offered at Morphy’s August 11-13 Field &…

    Morphys rolls out Field & Range Firearms Auction Aug 11-13
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    Milestone's Premier Antique & Modern Firearms Auction nears $1M; rare Colt guns sell above estimate

    Gold-inlaid Colt 1911 .45 ACP-caliber gun, factory-engraved by Colt master engraver William H. Gough (active 1912-1940). Shipped in 1931 to Scruggs, Vendervoort & Barney, St. Louis. Sold for $51,600 against an estimate of $25,000-$35,000Milestone Auctions WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – An outstanding collection of Colts that included two very rare examples engraved…

    Milestones Premier Antique & Modern Firearms Auction nears $1M rare Colt guns sell above estimate
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    Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers names Joel Bohy its Director of Historic Arms & Militaria, a newly formed department

    Previously, Bohy served in a similar capacity for seven years at Skinner in Boston. He's an appraiser of arms and militaria on PBS’s popular Antiques Roadshow. Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers has named Joel Bohy its Director of Historic Arms & Militaria, a newly formed department within the company. CRANSTON, RI,…

    Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers names Joel Bohy its Director of Historic Arms & Militaria, a newly formed department
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    Firearms, Militaria, & Ephemera

    18th-century powder horns served as both utilitarian items and canvases for art and political dissent. One of the leading American powder horn carvers of the time was Jacob Gay, a craftsman who signed many of his pieces with his initials. A powder horn from 1758 attributed to Gay will be…

    William M. Boss Tweed, signed portrait
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    WWII archives of Tuskeegee Airman and Admiral John McCain Sr headline Soulis' Aug. 1 auction

    Important 75-piece archive of personal and service items belonging to Tuskegee Airman William S. Powell Jr. Uniform includes A-2 leather jacket with squadron patch and name, flight suit and other apparel with all insignia, parachute, kit bag, flight log, many documents including Tuskegee diploma with signatures of classmates and instructors.…

    WWII archives of Tuskeegee Airman and Admiral John McCain Sr headline Soulis Aug 1 auction
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    Thomas Del Mar to offer important arms & armour from prestigious collections

    Among 13 lots from an Important Private Collection will be a Mid-16th Century 54 bore South German breech-loading self-spanning wheel-lock holster pistol, made in Augsburg and later part of the Collection of Lord Astor of Hever. LONDON.-Thomas Del Mar Ltd’s auction of Fine Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria on Thursday,…

    Thomas Del Mar to offer important arms & armour from prestigious collections
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    The June Estate Auction

    Renaissance painter Raphael was a master artist known for his self-portraits and paintings of mythological characters. His popular Madonna Della Sedia painting, executed between 1513 and 1514, is a round portrait of Mary holding a baby Christ with young John the Baptist watching them devoutly. The upcoming sale, offered by Leland…

    Pair of Large Cut Glass Liquor Dispensers
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    Quality and condition are watchwords for Milestone's June 27 Premier Antique & Modern Firearms Auction

    Mid-19th-century Forsyth & Co., London, .65-caliber self-priming double hammer over/under pistol with 9-inch Damascus twist-rifled full octagon barrels. Beautiful condition with fine English engraving. Estimate $4,500-$6,500Milestone Auctions WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – Gun collectors who place particular importance on condition are already setting their sights on the 739 lots chosen for Milestone’s…

    Quality and condition are watchwords for Milestone's June 27 Premier Antique & Modern Firearms Auction
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    Revolutionary War tomahawk auctioned in Pennsylvania for world-record $664,200

    Made by future general Richard Butler while an armorer at Ft. Pitt (1765-1770), signed tomahawk was carried to battle by Lt. John McClellan of Pa. Riflemen Extremely important and fine silver-mounted and inlaid presentation pipe tomahawk signed ‘R. (Richard) Butler’ and inscribed to Lt John McClellan. Sold for $664,200. Morphy…

    Revolutionary War tomahawk auctioned in Pennsylvania for world-record $664,200
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    Founders & Patriots

    The upcoming Founders & Patriots auction, presented by Morphy Auctions, offers a variety of arms, militaria, documents, and other items from the era of the American Revolutionary War as well as the War of 1812. Included in the sale is a historic silver-mounted tomahawk. The piece was presented as part…

    HISTORY OF DEWEES PENNSYLVANIA LINE DRUMMER BOY AND PENNSYLVANIA IN THE REVOLUTION
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    Morphy's May 27-29 auction presents unrivaled selection of Founders & Patriots Militaria

    One of only three known Fort Pitt horns by the noted artist known as the ‘Pointed Tree Carver,’ 1760s, images of the Allegheny/Monongahela River confluence, hunter, animals, the British Great Seal, and labeled ‘PITSBOURG.’ Book example. Estimate $20,000-$30,000. DENVER, PA.- May is a month in which America honors its military, both…

    Morphy's May 27-29 auction presents unrivaled selection of Founders & Patriots Militaria
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    Massive circus side show collection of photos and ephemera sells for $37,500 in Holabird's Big Tent Auction, April 16-19

    The collection – around 50,000 pieces in all and spanning over a century, from 1850-1960 – was the sale's top lot. About 3,200 lots in many categories were sold The John Reynolds collection of circus side show original photographs and ephemera – around 50,000 pieces in all and spanning over…

    John Reynolds collection of circus side show original photographs and ephemera
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    Firearms, Militaria & Tools Auction

    The upcoming Firearms, Militaria & Tools Auction, offered by Cordier Auctions, will include over 300 lots of knives, pistols, tools, and more. Included in the sale is a stainless Colt Anaconda revolver with black hard rubber grips. The double-action revolver was manufactured in 1992 by Colt's Manufacturing Company. The style…

    FIREARMS, MILITARIA & TOOLS AUCTION
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    Dix Noonan Webb to sell rare 1 million Treasury Bill

    This is one of the last bills to be produced, it is on fully watermarked paper, bearing the signature of Andrew Turnbull and is stamped cancelled. It is estimated to fetch £5,000-7,000. LONDON.- A very rare £1,000,000 Treasury Bill dating from September 2003 that was never issued will be offered for…

    Dix Noonan Webb to sell rare 1 million Treasury Bill
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    Arms and Armor: Live Auction

    The upcoming Arms and Armor: Live Auction, offered by Cowan’s Auctions, presents a variety of classic revolvers and other guns. Included in the sale is a Texas Colt Paterson with an extra cylinder serial. Commonly known as the Texas Paterson because of its association with the Texas Ranger, this revolver…

    U.S. Model AN-H-15 Army Air Force Helmet with Goggles
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    Quinn's to auction antique and collectible dolls, fine and decorative art, April 15

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. – On April 15, Quinn’s Auction Galleries, in partnership with LiveAuctioneers, will conduct a 392-lot online sale of collectible dolls, antiques, militaria, and fine and decorative arts. Bidders may view the fully illustrated catalog and bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.  Circa-1880 luxury automaton The Waltzing Couple,…

    Quinn's to auction antique and collectible dolls, fine and decorative art, April 15
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    P.D.S.A. Dickin Medal for Gallantry awarded to the cock-pigeon will be offered by Dix Noonan Webb

    Duke of Normandy’ was the first bird to arrive home with vital intelligence from behind enemy lines after an epic 26 hours and 50 minutes flight. LONDON.- The emotive P.D.S.A. Dickin Medal for Gallantry - “The Animals’ V.C.” - awarded to the cockpigeon ‘Duke of Normandy’ for his gallantry on D-Day,…

    P.D.S.A. Dickin Medal for Gallantry awarded to the cock-pigeon will be offered by Dix Noonan Webb
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    Extremely rare silver penny of the boy king Edward the Martyr to be sold by Dix Noonan Webb

    The coin was discovered in March 2018 by a 68-year-old retired council worker using a Minelab ETrac metal detector. LONDON.- An extremely rare Silver penny of the boy king Edward the Martyr - the teenager who ruled Saxon Britain in the 10th century – has been found on the Isle of…

    Extremely rare silver penny of the boy king Edward the Martyr to be sold by Dix Noonan Webb
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    Impressive gold medal fetches £37,200 in Dix Noonan Webb's first online/live sale

    Designed by W. Wyon, the substantial medal which weighed 2oz and measured 54mm in diameter, depicted a coroneted head of Queen Victoria, and on the other side Minerva standing left, holding wreath and map. It was awarded to Johnston in 1871 ‘For distinguished services in the promotion of Physical Geography’…

    Dix Noonan Webb to utilise all of their online capabilities to host an increased number of auctions