Tag Archives: Civil War

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 35-Star Flag Folk Art Table, $18,000, Woody Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 35-Star Flag Folk Art Table, $18,000, Woody Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Civil War-era, 35-star, solid wood flag folk art table, honoring West Virginia’s admission to the Union on June 20, 1863, sold for $18,000 at an auction held September 7th by Woody Auction in Douglass, Kan. Also, a Quick Meal Model 407-16 salesman’s sample […]

Publisher’s Corner: May 2019

Publisher’s Corner: May 2019

Inside the Doctor’s Bag By Maxine Carter Lome For those of us old enough to remember when doctors made house calls, nothing is more iconic than the leather Doctor’s Bag, which contained all the basic tools for evaluating, diagnosing, and attending to a patient’s ailment or illness from their bedside. Typically those tools included a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Colt percussion revolver, $1.84 million, Rock Island

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Colt percussion revolver, $1.84 million, Rock Island

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The only known original cased Colt civilian Walker percussion revolver, known as the “Danish Sea Captain Walker”, sold for $1.84 million at a Premiere Firearms Sale held April 13-15 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a Civil War salvage Navy […]

Civil War Era Tobacco Pipe Highlights Machaan's May 12 Gallery Auction

Civil War Era Tobacco Pipe Highlights Machaan's May 12 Gallery Auction

Civil War collectors take note: a  gold mounted Civil War era Tobacco Pipe carved with scenes of Appomattox Surrender is a featured item at Michaan’s Gallery Auction May 12, 2018.  This  unique historical artifact has an estimated auction value of $1,500-$2,000. The auction will also feature decorative arts, Asian art, jewelry and fine art. The auction […]

Cigar Tip Cutters and Lighters of the Late 19th Century and Early 20th Century

Cigar Tip Cutters and Lighters of the Late 19th Century and Early 20th Century

By Michael Eckles Preparing to smoke a fine cigar can be a long and luxurious process that involves a series of steps and accessories to ensure it will smoke as intended. Two of the most important tools for the cigar aficionado, and for today’s collector, are the cigar cutter and lighter. From the end of […]

One of the Greatest Historical Treasures of the American/Indian War Period to be Sold at Auction, April 11

Fairfield, Maine, March 27, 2017 — On Tuesday, April 11th, 2017, James D. Julia Auctioneers of Fairfield, Maine will be auctioning a great American treasure. This is lot #1129, a Colt SA Army in original condition, positively proven to have been used by Custer’s men at the infamous Battle of the Little Bighorn. The Battle […]

Antiques Peek: October 2016

Published Antiques Peek: October 2016

Folk Art Dolls by Jessica Kosinski It would be impossible to talk about folk art fully without taking some time to recognize a major folk art phenomenon, which was the creation of dolls. While some people might just think of them as children’s toys, older folk art dolls have a lot of historical value and […]

Heritage's "Lincoln and his Times" auction Rescheduled for September 17

Originally planned for July, this auction has been rescheduled for Sept. 17, so there is still time to take advantage of the very special opportunity to offer your items in this high-visibility sale! “Lincoln and his Times” will be heavily advertised and promoted, and is sure to draw attention from our Historical, Civil War, Militaria, […]

Gavels 'N Paddles: Antique root beer dispenser, $35,650, Cottone Auctions

Gavels 'N Paddles: Antique root beer dispenser, $35,650, Cottone Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Jim Dandy Root Beer dispenser in like-new condition, descended in the family of a Buffalo, N.Y. pharmacist, sold for $35,650 at an auction held May 8-9 by Cottone Auctions in Geneseo, N.Y. Also, a collection of items pertaining to Civil War Union Capt. […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: WWII Purple Heart: $5,100, Mohawk Arms

Gavels 'n' Paddles: WWII Purple Heart: $5,100, Mohawk Arms

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: WWII Purple Heart: $5,100, Mohawk Arms Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall The Purple Heart awarded to U.S. Cpl. Joseph E. Oleskiewicz, one of the “Filthy Thirteen” dropped into Normandy, France on June 6, 1944 during World War II, sold for $5,100 at Auction #72, an internet and […]