World War I Collectibles

D-day landing bell Hemswell Antiques Center

Lost WWII D-Day bell resurfaces after 70 years

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.

James D. Julia vintage firearms

Julia’s Spring 2012 firearms auction sets $18 million house record

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...