Tag Archives: Firearms

Hudson River Revolutionary War Artifacts

Hudson River Revolutionary War Artifacts

by Melody Amsel-Arieli To drum-beat and heart-beat, A soldier marches by: There is color in his cheek, There is courage in his eye, Yet to drum-beat and heart-beat In a moment he must die. – from Nathan Hale by Francis Miles Finch (1827-1907) The Hudson River, which spans from northeastern New York State to the […]

Rock Island's Premier Gun Auction to Feature Unique Pieces of History

Rock Island's Premier Gun Auction to Feature Unique Pieces of History

On the heels of our incredibly successful September Premiere Auction will be an event that threatens to usurp it as the year’s largest, most exciting firearms event. The 2018 December Premiere Firearms Auction is filled to bursting with 17 named collections, rare and beautiful arms in every conceivable genre, and endless opportunities for collectors and […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Nazi physician’s Mercedes, $42,000, Milestone Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Nazi physician’s Mercedes, $42,000, Milestone Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The 1936 Mercedes-Benz 170V 2-door coupe owned by Nazi SA physician Dr. Rudolf Beuring, in excellent running order, sold for $42,000 at a Historic Military & Firearms Auction held January 27th by Milestone Auctions in Willoughby, Ohio. Also, a grouping of Native American artifacts […]

Morphy Auctions' March 2018 Premier Firearms Sale

Morphy Auctions' March 2018 Premier Firearms Sale

Morphy Auctions’ March 2018 Premier Firearms Sale to Feature Fine Collections of Guns, Edged Weapons, Headwear and Uniforms, And Other Collectible Militaria Categories Denver, Pennsylvania, February 13, 2018 – Morphy Auctions, the finest auction destination for fresh to the market collections, welcomes enthusiasts from around the world to this important sale to be held on […]

James D. Julia’s Extraordinary Fall Firearms Auction

James D. Julia’s Extraordinary Fall Firearms Auction

Iconic Private and Estate Collections, Important Historical Military Items, and Rare Sporting Arms Lead James D. Julia’s Extraordinary Fall Firearms Auction Fairfield, ME, October 11, 2017 – On Tuesday, October 31st, Wednesday, November 1st, & Thursday, November 2nd, James D. Julia Auctioneers of Fairfield, Maine will be conducting their annual fall Extraordinary Firearms Auction. This […]

In the Beginning: 19th Century World’s Fairs

In the Beginning: 19th Century World’s Fairs

By Maxine Carter-Lome When the gates to the Crystal Palace opened on May 1, 1851 to welcome guests to the Great Exhibition, they opened the door to the future. Thirty-two countries from around the world mounted more than 13,000 exhibits to showcase the “Works of Industry of All Nations.” The exhibits included almost every marvel […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Elvis Presley’s revolver, $195,500, Rock Island

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Elvis Presley’s revolver, $195,500, Rock Island

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Elvis Presley’s engraved, inlaid and carved Smith & Wesson Model 19-2 double-action revolver, which he gifted to then-Vice President Spiro Agnew, sold for $195,500 at a Premiere Firearms Auction held May 5-7 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, Presley’s Colt […]

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 […]

Important Historical Military Items and Iconic Collections Lead Julia’s April Firearms Auction

Fairfield, ME, March 10, 2017 – Tuesday, April 11th, Wednesday, April 12th, & Thursday, April 13th, James D. Julia Auctioneers of Fairfield, Maine will be conducting their annual spring Firearms auction. As is usually the case, this is once again an extraordinary event. Over the years, Julia’s has distinguished themselves as being the leader in […]

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 […]