Your collectible arrives from the latest online auction and you’re disappointed. There’s a problem. What do you do now? Try patience, courtesy and diplomacy, says guest columnist and military collector P.H. Tuttle. He writes, “In my own dealings as a buyer, nearly all of my bad experiences have resulted from deals where I thought I was somehow beating the system. I ignored all of my internal alarms because I thought I was ‘getting a Rolex for the price of a Timex.'” Read More +
Cowan’s Auctions, Inc. American History, Including the Civil War Auction realized $697,000 in the June 21, 2012 sale. The highest selling lot in the sale was an Alexander Gardner Colloidon glass negative from Abraham Lincoln’s last sitting. Read More +
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. Read More +
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. Read More +
A rare Winchester Model 1892 rifle $6,750 and a collection of 61 Civil War stereoviews by Civil War photographer Alexander Gardner sold for $6,500 Dec. 10, 2011. Read More +
Collectors spent $9 million in sales in James D. Julia’s recent firearms sale, $2.4 million over the low estimate. Read More +
This Confederate flag, which was captured at the Battle of Mine Creek, Kans., Oct. 24, 1864, sold at auction June 25, 2011, for $26,290. Heritage Auction Galleries (Dallas) sold the 35-by-50-inch wool flag accompanied by documentation and historical analysis. Photo … Read More +
The world was abuzz last week with news of a cased Robert E. Lee tintype surfacing on Goodwill Industry’s online auction site. After nearly 40,000 page views and 131 bids, it settled at $23,001. Suzanne Kay-Pittman, Goodwill Industries of Middle … Read More +
Cordier Auctions has been selected to auction the Charming Forge Mansion in Womelsdorf, Berks County, Pennsylvania Oct. 4, 2011. Set on approximately 49 acres overlooking the village of Charming Forge, the 8,200 square foot, seven bedroom, four bath Georgian style home dates to 1749 with a later addition completed in 1780.
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The 1950s-era shirt, bolo tie, guns and holsters worn by Duncan Renaldo, the actor who portrayed the Cisco Kid on the hit TV series are included in an online antiques auction closing Sept. 24, 2011. The items come with a personal appearance advance advertising poster and certificate of authenticity.
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