CINCINNATI – One of the best and most complete Gatling guns to be offered in recent years highlighted Cowan’s December Arms & Armor Auction selling for $222,000. The gigantic Colt Model 1883 was a remarkably complete example of one of the most iconic guns of its time complete with original field carriage, limber and a rare original Accles drum.
NEW ORLEANS – After three years of planning, negotiations and navigating the complexities of a historic renovation, M.S. Rau is now ready to unveil its multimillion-dollar new retail gallery expansion to the public. The gallery’s new footprint in the French Quarter covers nearly 40,000 square feet of indoor space over three floors and four open courtyards encompassing the entire block.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A collection of historic photographs and political items related to former President William McKinley has been donated to an Ohio museum.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A Bible given to Abraham Lincoln in the final months of the Civil War ties together the 16th president’s budding views on spirituality and his belief that God was calling him to end slavery as well as his widow’s labors to solidify his religious standing, historians say.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Dozens of rare 13-star American flags never before exhibited will be on display at the Museum of the American Revolution.
LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – On September 21, 2019 Rago will bring to auction a fabulous and finely curated single-owner collection of Martin Brothers pottery. The 27-piece grouping, which includes over 20 single, double, and triple bird-form humidors and vessels, represents one of the largest single-owner collections of Martin Brothers ever offered at auction and comes to Rago via UK-based dealer, AD Antiques. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
PLEASANTON, Kan. (AP) – Authorities in eastern Kansas have detonated a Civil War-era cannonball that had been on public display for two decades before officials determined it was live ordnance.