CITRA, Fla. – For more than 20 years David Glynn and his company, Turkey Creek Auctions, have very capably served the estate and personal consignment needs of communities of north-central Florida. Known for its sales held on the third Saturday of each month, as well as special events in between, Turkey Creek realized the next step would be to bring its sales to a global audience via Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com.
On Saturday, Feb. 21, Turkey Creek will present its first-ever event to incorporate LiveAuctioneers’ services. Their 399-lot Winter Extravaganza will feature antique guns, swords and a wide array of other militaria, followed by an eclectic selection of antiques, furniture, decorative art and collectibles.
The Weapons section of the sale – which also includes medals, flags and war memorabilia – will start at 5PM Eastern Time. Highlights abound within the category, starting with a pair of extra-fine circa-1720-1740 flintlock holster pistols made by Richard Wilson, London. The guns feature silver repoussé decorative side and top plates with gold and silver inlay. They are similar to the Richard Wilson holster pistols carried by George Washington during the Revolutionary War, which are now on display at the West Point Museum. The pair of 16-inch-long guns are expected to make $8,000-$12,000 on auction day.
Another important antique firearm is the 1851-model Colt Navy pistol with factory ivory grips and a cylinder engraved with the image of a ship. Measuring 13 1/2 inches long, it carries an estimate of $2,000-$4,000.
A quaint and early gun is the circa-1700 Tower blunderbuss. Converted to percussion, this 30 1/2 inch gun was pirate-captured and decorated. It is entered in the sale with hopes of achieving $1,500–$5,000.
Among the edged weapons, a lot that is sure to garner attention is the Civil War Confederate sword with brass handle, believed to be by W.J. McElroy of Macon, Georgia. It may bring $2,000-$3,000.
Another important sword lot is the Confederate officer’s saber with original scabbard, marked “Columbia S.C.” The U.S. Model 1840 saber is marked “Palmetto Armory.” Estimate: $1,500-$5,000.
Around 6:30 or 7PM Eastern Time, David Glynn will open the Antiques section of the sale, which includes a nicely varied array of antiques, jewelry, furniture and collectibles.
View the entire illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet on auction day at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE