Cased Tiffany sword may top out at $60k at firearm and Militaria sale

Tiffany presentation sword

A unique grouping of vintage firearms will be sold with a number of important military antiques, Oct. 25-26, 2012 in Cincinnati. Highlighted in the sale will be a cased Tiffany sword presented to Lt. Samuel P. Ferris, 8th Regiment, U.S. Infantry, estimated at $45,000 to $60,000; this is the first time this Tiffany presentation sword will be offered at auction. Read More +

Mexican-American War memorabilia may end up in private hands

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Nicholas Philip Trist’s lap desk and quill used to write and sign the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican-American War, will be sold Sept. 7, 2012. Second in size and importance only to the Louisiana Purchase, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo led to the purchase by the United States, at a cost of $15 million, all or part of 10 states: Texas, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Oklahoma, Kansas and Wyoming. Read More +

Dalton Gang Colt pistol featured in Sept. 7-9 vintage firearms auction

Dalton gang Colt revolver

The Gateway collection of 19th and 20th century firearms, featuring the famous Bob Dalton Colt pistol, is up for auction Sept. 7-9, 2012 by Rock Island Auction Co. It joins several important private vintage firearm collections coming to auction at the same time. The Dalton pistol is the most culturally-histoic gun in the sale. It was take from Dalton’s dead body after the famous shootout on Oct. 5, 1892 in Coffeyville, Kan. Read More +