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...
Freeman’s Auctioneers in Philadelphia is offering a rare battle flag from the Revolutionary War's Eighth Virginia Regiment in November 2012.
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.
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.
A Militaria collectibles auction to be held live and online March 29, 2012 offers a wide array of 'mantiques' - from Samari swords to silver dollars. The sale has a large amount of Militaria collectibles from both sides of the conflicts that make up World War II.
About 6,800 lots from all areas of historic antiquities and militaria – antiquities, arms and armor, arts and crafts, hunting collectibles, orders as well as collectibles from history and military history – will be offered for bidding at Hermann Historica’s spring auction April 23-May 4.
The May Gold Rush at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds in Rochester, Minn., opens May 11-13, 2012. The show is back on its regular Mother’s Day weekend.
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.
A set of rare tournament armor for the Italian tilt that dates from the end of the 16th century sold for the equivalent of $441,200 at a Dec. 13 Militaria auction. However, the armor wasn't the only unusual armored object in the sale. The most impressive exhibit was a Japanese Spider crab, considered to...
Collectors spent $9 million in sales in James D. Julia's recent firearms sale, $2.4 million over the low estimate.