Amid 1,700 lots of militaria that came up for bid, a flat copper button from the inauguration of George Washington, 34mm sold for $1,645 and a rare “Fighting Observer” wing from an archive pertaining to parachute pioneer Lt. John H. Wilson sold for $8,438.
Cowan’s Auctions, Inc. American History, Including the Civil War Auction realized $697,000 in the June 21, 2012 sale. The highest selling lot in the sale was an Alexander Gardner Colloidon glass negative from Abraham Lincoln’s last sitting.
Custer's Last Rally, 1881, John Mulvany ‘s epic 11- by 20-foot oil painting will sell at auction June 10 during Heritage Auction Gallery's Wild West Signature auction.
An actual button from George Washington’s inauguration is just one of the historical rarities offered June 1-2, 2012 at the next Mohawk Arms, Inc., sale. Other oddities include part of a flag flown at the Battle of Gettysburg and a group of books from Adolf Hitler’s library seized by an American Major.
Here's some of the rarest and greatest items ever found in storage units. What will your next "pick" bring?
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During the Civil War, Frank Bannerman began selling old rope and scrap iron that he salvaged from in and around the waterfront of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. At first a part-time business, it eventually led to what would become the Bannerman military surplus empire.
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A Militaria collectibles auction to be held live and online March 29, 2012 offers a wide array of 'mantiques' - from Samari swords to silver dollars. The sale has a large amount of Militaria collectibles from both sides of the conflicts that make up World War II.
At nearly $18 million, James D. Julia’s Spring Firearms and Knife Auction March 12-13, 2012 in Fairfield, Maine, set a new house record for vintage guns and firearms. Also of note was another firearms auction, held by Julia’s sister and brother-in-law, the Poulin Auction Company, which grossed more than $2 million the three...