Civil War Collectibles
Appraisal: Confederate anthem may be by two different composers
Independent antiques appraiser and dealer Susan Mullikin, who is a graduate of the Asheford Institute, appraises the value of a Confederate anthem.
Valuable denim crossing the auction block April 13
In the firm’s April 13 auction, Daniel Buck Auctions will be offering almost a dozen vintage Levis and Lee jean pants and jackets.
‘Unrivaled’ militaria, firearms sale slated for September
An antique Bowie knife with a storied provenance which includes Davey Crockett and the earliest Winchester M1 rifle are just two of the many historic military arms headlning an 'unriviled' collection set to sell Sept. 12.
Evaluation turns up unexpected treasures
You never know what you'll find when people open the doors to their homes for an antiques appraisal. In this feature article, Antique Trader contributor Dr. Anthony J. Cavo shares the story of unexpected finds, including an 1863 blueprint of a Civil War fort, during an assessment.
Satirical Russian political painting may top $1M
Wartime and political memorabilia, including a satirical Russian painting depicting leaders Stalin, Hilter, and what is said to be Roosevelt, is at the center of Milestone Auctions' Jan. 27 Historic Military & Firearms Auction.
Winchester rifle commands $7,000 in militaria auction
A Winchester Model 1866 rifle with a connection to the Civil War soldier for whom Ricketts Glenn State Park is named topped all lots during Cordier's Dec. sale.
Samuel Colt-presented revolver in Dec. 1-3 firearms auction
Winchester, Colt, Parker, and more legendary makers will be represented in Rock Island Auctions' Dec. 1-3 Premiere Firearms Auction. Among the headliners is a Henry rifle with silver gilding, and a Colt revolver presented personally from Samuel Colt, himself.
10 Things You Didn't Know: Military Men and Quilts
In the midst of wartime conflicts and during recovery from the wounds of war, military servicemen of the 18th and 19th centuries skillfully transformed worn-out military uniforms and blankets into quilts. An exhibition of such quilts opens Sept. 6 in New York.