8 Press Releases

Tag: Weaponry

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    Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction

    Heritage Auctions' upcoming event brings to auction nearly 200 weapons, uniforms, and wartime photographs. Among the highlighted lots is a frock coat and hat worn by Corporal George Schmultz during the American Civil War. Schmultz fought for the Union in the 188th Regiment of the Pennslyvania Infantry. Heritage Auctions notes…

    Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction
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    American Indian & Ethnographic Art

    Plains Indians used catlinite claystone for pipes or ritual items because of their vibrant color. "It ranges in color from pale pink to brick or blood red," says Rocks and Minerals, "and normally has small lighter spots - referred to as 'stars' - scattered throughout." An example of a catlinite…

    Northwest Coast Button Blanket
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    Mars and Neptune Trust

    Nadeau’s Auction Gallery presents the first fundraising auction for Mars & Neptune Trust. The trust's purpose is to educate the public about the military and naval forces of 18th century North America. The auction's 182 lots are primarily antique weapons and both decorative and fine art from the 18th and…

    THE GOLD-MOUNTED, PRESENTATION WALKING STICK OF JOHN HANCOCK, C. 1755 44 ¼ in L overall, with a gold, embossed knob or head 3 1/8/AuctionDaily
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    American Indian and Western Art

    Tomahawks were an essential tool for many Native Americans, first for hunting and chopping, and then for defense. But both American and British officials would later use tomahawks as peace offerings for Native American tribal leaders. An example of a gifted, or presentation-style, tomahawk is available in the upcoming American…

    Cowan's Auctions
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    Exceptional Day 2: Pre-Columbian & Tribal Art

    Headhunters on the Ifugao island preserved the skulls of the people they killed. This practice continued until Americans occupied the island during World War II. An example is available in the upcoming Exceptional Day 2: Pre-Columbian and Tribal Art auction, presented by Artemis Gallery. The human skull sits atop a…

    Artemis Gallery
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    Exceptional Day 1: Antiquities & Asian Art

    The Antiques & Asian Art Auction, offered by Artemis Gallery, is a two-day auction series. The lots on the first day blur the line between art and ethnography. Each lot is a reminder of the lifestyles and priorities of cultures such as the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and the Byzantine…

    Artemis Gallery
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    Firearms and Accoutrements Auction

    Rifle and weaponry enthusiasts will discover a wealth of  history and culture in Cowan’s Auctions’ upcoming Firearms and Accoutrements Auction. With an expansive assortment of over 300 available weapons, interested collectors will have a broad selection to pick from and top off a firearms collection. Almost every weapon in the…

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    Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence

    The auction Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, offered by Christie’s, primarily features jewelry, paintings, and weapons from the Indian subcontinent from the Mughal Empire to the early 20th Century. The Mughal Empire ruled much of the subcontinent from the 16th to the 19th century and several of these lots offer a…

    PR-233 Maharajas Mughal Magnificence by Christies