7th Mich. Cavalry grouping, $184,000, James D. Julia
Gavels ‘n’ Paddles
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A 7th Michigan Cavalry grouping of the last Commander of Gen. George Custer’s original Civil War Regiment, including a gold Custer Valor Medal authorized only by Custer for recipients in his Michigan brigade, plus a piece of the Appomattox surrender flag, sold for $184,000 at a Firearms Auction held Mar. 11-12 by James D. Julia, Inc., in Fairfield, Me. Also, a gold inlaid Parker A1 Special 16 gage shotgun made $178,250; and the Dodge Winchester 86 and Savage 1899 brought a combined $477,250. Prices include a 15 percent buyer’s premium.