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 +

Antique banknote, coin and scripophily sale offers over 1,200 lots

American Colonial money

Hundreds of banknotes that have been off the market or never offered before at auction will cross the block starting Oct. 18 at the Museum of American Finance in New York City. The sale include notes from Argentina, rare China issues, unlisted 1879 and 1880s Keeling Cocos rarities, East Africa, South Africa, Russia, an amazing collection of over 20 Georgia colonial banknotes. Read More +

Abandonded Civil War orphanage and contents selling Sept. 22

Andersonburg Orphanage

The Andersonburg Soldiers Orphan School, one of Pennsylvania’s Civil War-era orphan schools, will be sold Sept. 22, 2012. A star lot of the auction will be a tattered flag for the orphanage. The building is packed with antiques such as decorated stoneware, transferware and white ironstone, silver, books and ephemera, toys, vintage clothes and textiles and much more. Read More +

Vintage Jacobus Stainer violin and bow may bring $6,000 this weekend

Jacobus Strainer violin

One of the top lots in this week’s Elite Decorative Art auction is a blue diamond ring and a vintage Jacobus Stainer violin and bow. Artwork will include an artist proof bronze sculpture of a goat by Louise B. Nevelson and a pencil on paper of a nude female by Fernando Botero, measuring 22 inches by 15 1/2 inches, which is expected to hit $30,000 to $40,000. Read More +