UNION, Ill. — Donley Auctions, an auction house located in Northern Illinois, has announced an upcoming auction of Guns and Military items including more than 300 grenades. The auction takes place Oct. 20-21, beginning each day at 10 a.m. CST, at the company’s headquarters at 8512 S. Union Rd., Union, Illinois. A preview event on Friday, Oct. 19 from Noon-8 p.m. will provide interested buyers with a sneak peek at the collection. Interested buyers can bid online at donleyauctions.com or in person.
The auction features in excess of 1,300 items, including a collection of over 300 global grenades from World Wars I and II. This is the personal collection of John Czerlanis, a long time grenade collector. Czerlanis wrote a short letter to the bidders of the grenades.
“I’ve been collecting Inert Ordnance for approximately 40 years. My collection is comprised of mainly grenades from all corners of the world. I would guess 85% came from Europe. I always tried to upgrade my collection whenever possible.
I tried to be as accurate in my description and value of each piece. I believe in preserving history. I found ordnance fascinating. Unlike firearms, grenades are used once then they are gone, making them a rare collectible.
I am auctioning my collection due to health reasons. May you enjoy them as much as I did. I hope you feel as I do and preserve them for future generations.
Good luck in your bidding!
For more information, visit www.donleyauctions.com or contact 815-923-7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.