Tomahawk in line to capture top bid at Mohawk Arms auction June 26-27
BOUCKVILLE, N.Y. – A mid-19th century American Plains Indian pipe tomahawk in overall very good condition, with a nice aged patina, is an expected top lot at the Mohawk ArmsAuction #73, the live portion of which will be conducted June 26-27.
LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.
“We already knew we had a very good auction on our hands, but now I can say it will be a truly great auction,” said Ray Zyla of Mohawk Arms, “with military collectibles in an array of categories.”
These include antique firearms, Civil War edged weapons, Imperial German uniforms, helmets, steins, swords, uniforms (Nazi, American WWI and WWII), ethnographic items, leather goods, Napoleonic and British prints, and headgear.
Another strong candidate for top lot of the auction, with a minimum bid of $15,000, is a uniform once worn by the German World War II Luftwaffe Lt. Gen. Josef Schmid, a recipient of the Knight’s Cross and former commander of all Hermann Goring and Afrika Panzer units after the departure of Erwin Rommel. The lot includes Schmid’s “Soldbuch,” chronicling his Nazi career.
A pair of mid-1800s cased pistols presented to French military and political leader Jacques Louis Randon carries a minimum bid of $7,000.
Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm II’s personal peaked cap for the 17th Brunswick Hussars, made in the early 20th century from doeskin-type material, has a minimum bid of $12,500. The silk-type lining is embossed with Wilhelm II’s personal “W” monogram.
A uniform grouping for 1st Lt. Cline E. Mason, who served during World War II with the Army Air Force in the CBI Theater of Operations, has a minimum bid of $2,000. In addition to the uniform, the lot also features Mason’s battle-worn A-2 leather jacket with an Air Transport Command patch on the front and a Nationalist Chinese flag patch on the back, two wartime pictured ID’s of Mason, two sterling silver Navigator Wings, a sterling ID bracelet, a USAAF wallet and comb carrier and Japanese currency.
A buyer’s premium, which can range from 16-22 percent depending on the final price, will be applied to all purchases.
For details contact Mohawk Arms Inc. at 315-893-7888 or email Mohawk@MilitaryRelics.com.
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.