Blue Box to auction diverse contents of antique shop on Oct. 10

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This extremely rare revolver, Serial # 1028, was manufactured by Leech and Rigdon, by contract with the Confederate Government, one of fewer than 1,500 made. This particular revolver is one of a very small number delivered to the state of South Carolina, and it has the acceptance mark of “SC” stamped into the bottom of the grip stock. Appraised at $50,000

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Blue Box Auction Gallery (BBA) announces its first simulcast auction, to be held October 10 through LiveAuctioneers. Blue Box Auction Gallery was created by licensed auctioneer Jim Weigl.  “It was a result of COVID that opened this opportunity for our team.  We’re very excited to offer this collection to the world,” Weigl said.

Auction items will include a fascinating array of historical pieces, such as:

  • A US Civil War, Leech and Rigdon pistol marked with a soldier’s name and full provenance
  • Titanic historical memorabilia, antique Victorian era furniture, primitive kitchen items, and fine art pieces
  • Turn: Washington Spies, AMC television series’ Revolutionary War prop items
  • English pottery, 14K gold jewelry, sterling silver items, and a pair of Chippendale dressers
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The Evening Post: New York, Wednesday, April 3, 1912 (27″x21″) White Star Line R.M.S. Titanic advertisement that ran eight days away from its tragic collision with an iceberg.

Approximately 250 lots will be offered, with some amazing historical pieces and fantastic antique or vintage items from a retiring dealer and other consignors. Lots include an original 1912 newspaper article from the sinking of the Titanic along with a signed photograph of the last photo taken of the ship as one family disembarked in Queenstown.

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The Invisible Man by Salvador Dali. This piece comes in a crisp black frame with wide white & tan matting. The signature is pre-printed. This is a limited run edition, number 154/500.

Also, the auction includes a limited-edition numbered print by Salvador Dali and two signed Yamada Baske original watercolors.

A selection of desirable antique furniture includes a 1600s yellow pine harvest table, an authentic tavern table from the Revolutionary War era, Victorian furniture, and two iconic Chippendale dressers.

The auction will also feature a Civil War Leech and Rigdon revolver (shown at top of page) etched by a soldier, J.W. McCabe, which is appraised at $50,000. The grip is also inscribed by its original owner “J.W. McCabe.” McCabe was a member of Waul’s Texas Legion and the 25th South Carolina Infantry, Company A. Fewer than 120 Leech and Rigdon revolvers are known to exist. The gun entered in Blue Box’s auction is in excellent, untouched, original condition. The artifact was appraised in 2010 and includes full historical information, relevant sales information for the period, and a full provenance for McCabe and his service for the Confederate Army within the Civil War.

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Lovely antique Bohemian Czech Moser glass vase with cobalt blue panels coated in hand-painted gold filigree patterns. Gilt metal topper and base.

Other items include several lots of primitive kitchen tools, a collection of English pottery, several New England pottery items, and a lovely marble and crystal candelabra set.

Auction start time is 10 a.m. EDT. Connect with Blue Box on their Facebook page @BlueBoxAuctionGallery for updates, and bid absentee or live online via LiveAuctioneers. For additional information on any item in the sale, email or call 757-550-0285.


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