DALLAS — Military items of major significance from eras throughout modern history take the stage at Heritage Auctions on Monday, December 11. The 235-lot sale includes Renaissance-era armor and helmets, edged weapons, historic firearms and much more, all available for bidding now at LiveAuctioneers.

A fine example of a Winchester 1873 One of a Thousand — pulled from the regular production line as the finest possible example and given additional engraving and the like, is on offer. It carries serial number 3414 and is graded as “good to very good for this model.” The rifle is estimated as the sale’s top lot at $80,000-$120,000.

An extremely rare original section of fabric taken from the 1918 wreckage of Baron Manfred von Richthofen’s red Fokker DR-1 – the color of which underscored his immortal nickname, the Red Baron – is another exciting lot in the Heritage sale. Measuring 1 ½ by 1 ½in (40 by 40mm), the red fabric was taken from the fuselage of the Fokker near Sailly-le-Sec, France on April 21, 1918 by English Air Mechanic First Class Morris Waldman of the No. 65 Squadron RFC/RAF, stationed at Bertangles. The piece is mounted with a print of the Fokker’s last flight and is estimated at $16,000-$24,000.

Rufus R. Rand, Jr. was a Minneapolis native born in 1892 who fell in love with aviation after the Wright Brothers’ historic flight. When World War I broke out, Rand joined the Lafayette Flying Corps, a group of American pilots who flew on behalf of the French military. He enlisted in the corps on July 26, 1917 and was breveted on September 14, 1917. He then flew with Escadrille Spad 158 from December 6, 1917 until the Armistice, seeing much combat and many close calls. He rose to the rank of Adjutant and was awarded the Croix de Guerre, with Palm and Star. His uniform jacket is in like-new condition despite more than 100 years of age, and is estimated at $4,000-$6,000.

A D-Day invasion map featuring Omaha Beach — the first such example ever sold by Heritage — is in fine condition and ready for framing. It carries an estimate of $8,000-$12,000.