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Gavels 'n' Paddles: Historical shirt of armor, $2.3 million, Rock Island

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall
A historical shirt of armor dating back to a 15th century Egyptian sultan sold for $2.3 million at a Premiere Firearms Auction held Dec. 4-6 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a John Ulrich engraved, gold inlaid Winchester 1894 rifle rang out at $207,000; a massive Red Stag wall mount serving as the flagship to The Royal Hunt Collection of Imperial German hunting trophies  went for $420,000; and a U.S. Civil War-era, 1855-dated Ames Foundry 6-pounder cannon hit the mark for $109,250. Prices include a 15 percent buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Historical shirt of armor,  $2.3 million, Rock Island