Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Freeville, NY, United States
DoneSun, Apr 2, 2017 3:00 PM GMT
Civil War, Weapons, Art, Fishing, Tiffany
This catalog features the second session of rare and desirable arms and militaria from the estate of a prominent Civil War collector. Central to the Civil War collection is a veritable arsenal of over 150 antique firearms and swords, over 60 of which are offered in this sale. Noteworthy weapons include a rare Confederate Fayetteville musket; an Clauberg presentation sword ornately embellished with garnets, silver, and gold; and a Colt First Model dragoon revolver showing original color. Numerous presidentially-signed items will also be showcased, such as a passport signed by James Monroe; a land grant signed by John Quincy Adams; and a mounted riflemen commission signed by James K. Polk. Other interesting documents include a vellum indenture sworn before King George III; a decorative "Squirrel Hunter's Discharge" presented to a member of the volunteer militia that defended Cincinnati from Confederate invasion; and an early American Colonial deed relating to a tract in New York City. Fine art offerings in this session include a masterful oil on canvas portrait of an Erie County gentleman attributed to Moses Billings; a cameo on bone by D.J. Watkins; and a scarce hand-colored woodcut print of the Naval battle at Memphis. Other remarkable items from this state are a French bronze medallion of Abraham Lincoln; an early H.L. Leonard raised pillar fishing reel made of German silver and ebonite; and an eighteen-karat gold Elgin pocket watch. Also of note are a Tiffany Studios trinket box; a field surgical kit; and two McClellan saddles. Please bookmark this page and check back for the announcement of our third session of Civil War rarities.