A promissory note signed by James Bowie, a leader in the Texas Revolution and a casualty of the Battle of the Alamo, on 1833 commanded $62,500 during a March 14 auction at Heritage Auctions.
A diverse selection of items (nearly 2,800 in all) will cross the auction block during Hake's Americana & Collectibles' March 17-19 sale. The spectrum of feature items spans from Revolutionary War artifacts to 20th-century comic strip art.
A display of photos and seldom-seen autographs from Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth and the soldier who shot and killed Booth, sold for $30,000, during a Jan. 24, 2015 auction which realized double the expected sales, at Heritage Auctions.
Parents may wonder if the wisdom they share is being heeded by their children, but as author John Adams-Graf explains, some of the most important lessons are learned by observing and respecting the experiences that shape someone else.
The Feb. 8 Winter Estates Auction at Ahlers & Ogletree will feature more than 500 lots, representing a dizzying array of categories, including duck decoys, militaria, collectible coins, vintage guitars, original artwork, baby boomer items, and celebrity and political memorabilia.
Hundreds of lots of daguerreotypes, Civil War artifacts, including Alexander Gardner’s Photographic Sketchbook of the War which sold for $144,000, were among the items to change hands during Cowan's Auctions' 302-lot American History: Live Salesroom Auction.
A 1917 Uncle Sam poster, which sold for $4,425, was just one of several hundred lots to change hands during Willis Henry Auction's first Asian Art and Militaria auction Nov. 16.
Eclectic and expansive collections of antiques and collectibles, amassed by two of Tenn. collecting royalty will cross the market in two no-reserve estate sales offered by John Coker, Oct. 11 and 18.
The lifetime collection of a late Michigan couple will be presented to bidders Oct. 3-5 during a no-reserve auction presented by Showtime Auction Service. Items including Western-related advertising signs — with cowboys, cowgirls, Native American and horse-themed signs; and more than 100 serving trays, are some of the many pieces headlining this sale.
In 2014, it was sixty-nine years since World War II came to an end, and soldiers from around the world returned to their homes, many with 'spoils of war' in hand. Today these relics are among the most sought-after of all military collectibles. Esteemed military historian John Adams-Graf reviews many of the most common...