Neue Auctions aims high April 14 with Civil War and early Americana

Oval coin silver peace medal with hand-engraved scenes on the obverse and the reverse, estimated at $1,000-$2,000
Oval coin silver peace medal with hand-engraved scenes on the obverse and the reverse, estimated at $1,000-$2,000
Oval coin silver peace medal with hand-engraved scenes on the obverse and the reverse, estimated at $1,000-$2,000

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – A collection of Civil War and early Americana items out of Hermitage, Pennsylvania will be auctioned on Friday, April 14, starting at noon Eastern time, by Neue Auctions. All 133 lots are fresh to the market and most have been in the Heritage collection for more than 30 years. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Morphy’s July 12-14 Collectible Firearms & Militaria Auction traverses 4-century timeline

After Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860), unsigned circa-19th-century portrait of George Washington in his Continental uniform. Paper tag on verso notes painting was relined and restored in 1931 by Hannah Horner Field, Upper Darby, Pa. Framed size: 25 x 29in. Estimate $70,000-$100,000

DENVER, Pa. – Morphy’s July 12-14 Collectible Firearms & Militaria Auction serves as a grand showcase for 1,471 lots of expertly vetted antique and vintage weapons and relics, many with noteworthy provenance. The top-notch selection follows a four-century timeline, starting with 17th-century weaponry and traversing history through European wars, the American colonial and Revolutionary War period, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the modern era. In addition, there are numerous specialty categories which include sporting arms and ammunition; (55) swords, (25) cannons, Nuremberg lockboxes, Native American weapons and art; and the Doug Everhart collection of Derringers. The militaria section is distinguished by six very special lots containing war heroes’ Purple Hearts. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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World auction records shattered at Morphy’s $7M Firearms auction

Important identified Revolutionary War New England fusil (musket) inscribed on metal tag ‘Made By DB For B. Bacon 1776,’ referring to Benjamin Bacon Sr. (1726-1807), who served throughout the war as a captain in the 21st Connecticut Militia and responded to the Lexington alarm. Manufacture attributed to Deacon Barrett. Sold for $50,400

DENVER, Pa. – Intense interest in weapons of war from the Revolutionary War period through the modern era was the driving force behind Morphy’s barnburner of a firearms sale, May 17 and 18. With expectations of reaching $1.5 million, the two sessions – one titled Early Arms and Militaria, and the other, Extraordinary Firearms – combined to total more than $7 million. Spectacular prices were paid for Class III guns, which are strictly controlled and require NFA registration. Three of the 100+ Class III lots offered in the sale reached individual prices in excess of $100,000. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.

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Military history comes to life at Morphy’s May 17-18 Firearms & Militaria auction

Fine relief-carved flintlock Kentucky longrifle attributed to master gunsmith Leonard Reedy (Berks County, Pa., 1776-1837). Classic Reedy-style carving around the patchbox and barrel tang, and behind the cheekpiece. Pictured in ‘The Kentucky Rifle and Me’ by Edith Cooper. Estimate $40,000-$80,000

DENVER, Pa. – Antique and collectible firearms of superior quality and great historical importance await bidders at Morphy’s mid-May auction event, with two distinct sessions that, together, offer significant firearms and militaria from the 18th century through contemporary times. For the May 17 session, Morphy’s has prepared a 213-lot curated selection of early arms and militaria, followed on May 18 by a 405-lot offering of fine rifles, shotguns, 19th-century Colts and other handguns; military and NFA weapons; and much more.

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Set your sights on Bruneau’s Historic Arms & Militaria sale, April 9

Circa-1764 miniature portrait of Lt. Steele of the Royal Welsh Fuziliers, est. $2,000-$3,000
 Circa-1764 miniature portrait of Lt. Steele of the Royal Welsh Fuziliers, est. $2,000-$3,000

Circa-1764 miniature portrait of Lt. Steele of the Royal Welsh Fuziliers, est. $2,000-$3,000

CRANSTON, R.I. – Bruneau & Co.’s spring Historic Arms & Militaria auction, planned for Saturday, April 9, features more than 300 items focusing on the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, the Civil War, World Wars I and II and modern firearms. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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