For almost 50 years, more than a dozen century-old buildings in the farming community of Scotch Grove, Iowa, have guarded a time capsule. Recently, representatives from two auction companies opened the doors of these 16 buildings to find hundreds of thousands of retail, wholesale and service items still on shelves and floors — some still in their original packaging and store displays. The discoveries will be sold Sept. 15-17, 2011.
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This September Rock Island Auction Company is featuring The Putnam Green Collection Part II: an outstanding collection of rare, historic, and high condition U.S. and German Military arms. The collection has more than 100 unique firearms, uniforms and holsters such as the finest known historical U.S. DWM Model 1902 American Eagle cartridge counter Luger pistol (shown here), expected to sell for $50,000 to $90,000.
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Experts Carl F. Luckey and Russell E. Lewis tackle (no pun intended) the evolution of the American fishing lure in this exclusive excerpt from their new book Old Fishing Lures & Tackle Identification and Value Guide. Read More +
MOLINE, Ill. — Collecting is a hobby for many, a habit for some and a way of life for others. Rock Island Auction strives to meet each individual collector’s desire with every auction it builds. Read More +
FAIRFIELD, Maine — The James D. Julia Auction Company held their annual spring firearms auction; it was held in conjunction with the Poulin Auction Company. Together it represented the most significant firearms auction event in the world this year. Read More +
IRVINE, Calif. – Presenting fine collectible arms and militaria to a packed house in Southern California on March 14, Greg Martin Auctions achieved strong sale results of $2.6 million at its second live event in 2010. Read More +
IRVINE, Calif. – Greg Martin Auctions’ spring sale, to be held on March 14, is sure to thrill arms collectors everywhere who are inspired by superlatives – the most valuable, the rarest, the most talked about, the most coveted, the most expensive. Read More +
FAIRFIELD, Maine —March 15-16, 2010. Auctioneer James D. Julia states that some of the most exciting things he’s ever sold in his 40-year career tend to be historically oriented pieces. Their upcoming firearms auction will feature a number of historical items. Included are numerous fine old collections or portions of collections from all over North America. Read More +
MOLINE, Ill. — Rock Island’s Dec. 4-6 sales tallied, over $7.2 million, ending the year with over $28 million in sales. The diversity of this sale excited a wide range of bidders from all over the world. Read More +
DENVER, Pa. – Dan Morphy Auctions will pack 2,100 quality lots into a big two-day sale, Feb. 26-27, 2010, at the company’s state of the art gallery on the Adamstown antique strip. Read More +