Bonhams Arts of the Samurai sale, Oct. 16, 2012 in New York features 200 examples of Samurai armor, helmets, swords, sword fittings and folding screens at a range of price points. One key lot is a Myochin iron eccentrically shaped helmet (kawari kabuto), by Myochin Muneyasu, dated 1789.
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...
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...
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....
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.
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.
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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.
One of the last remaining bells from a D-Day landing craft has been discovered after being lost for nearly 70 years. The bell, which even has a bullet dent from the assault on Omaha Beach, is now being sold by England's Hemswell Antiques Centre after it was discovered in a scrap dealer’s yard.