Tag Archives: Annie Oakley

Forged Signatures: Tips to Help Collectors Find the Real Deal

The Declaration of Independence boasts of a plethora of signatures from some of America’s most famous men, but whose do you think is the most valuable? The podcast Radiolab conducted in an investigation and the winner is Button Gwinnett! Surprised? Gwinnett’s obscurity increased the value of his signature. He only has 51 documented signature examples and was killed in a duel in 1777. photo: Andrea Izzotti/ Shutterstock and Reader’s Digest

By Kary Pardy, writer of “Exploring Antique Technology” Mickey Mantle’s baseball, a celebrity-signed photograph, the copy of the Declaration of Independence from your relative’s attic: the value of each of these items lies in its authenticity. Forgers go to great lengths to dupe collectors, but unfortunately, several other roadblocks are not inherently sneaky. Collectors of […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Annie Oakley's shotgun, $207,000, Julia and Poulin

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Annie Oakley’s personal 12 gauge William Cashmore Boxlock shotgun sold for $207,000 at back-to-back Firearms Auctions conducted by Poulin Auction Company (Oct. 1-3) and James D. Julia, Inc. (Oct. 4-7), both in Fairfield, Me. Also, a Colt 1883 U.S. Navy Gatling Gun on its […]