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Bid: Heritage December 11 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction

A Spellbinding $394,000 for J.K. Rowling’s Chair Sold at Heritage Auctions HistoricalBid now in Heritage Historical Auctions December 11, 2016 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction. Circle that date, as there are lots of goodies slated for the auction block. As always, we try to offer a diverse group of material so that the largest assortment of collectors possible can participate.  Bid, view and register at historical.ha.com.

One of history’s most popular hobbies is collection of weapons; some, spoils of war, others, historical artifacts. Heritage Auctions has assembled some of the deadliest weapons ever created, and will make them available in its Dec. 11 Arms & Armor auction in Dallas.

The Gatling Gun: U.S. Colt Model 1874 (est. $100,000)
A Gatling-type (rapid-firing) cannon uses multiple barrels in a rotating cluster to provide a sustained rate of fire. When these mechanisms of destruction were introduced, land combat was changed forever, as injuries and casualties could be stockpiled at an unprecedented rate.

The Flail: Victorian Era Flail (Ball and Chain) (est. $400-$600)
Despite its ubiquitous use in fiction, cinema and even video games as the “quintessential
medieval weapon,” historical information about this type of flail is somewhat scarce. Yet historical artwork from the 18th century shows this weapon was an
absolute powerhouse military device thanks to its ability to strike an opponent behind a shield.

Suit of Armor: In the German Gothic Style 19th Century (est. $7,000-$9,000)
While not the deadliest tool in a soldier’s arsenal, the suit of armor
forever altered warfare and the strategy behind it. Up until the introduction of the “suit of armor,” soldiers primarily relied on ineffective assemblies of defensive plates. Thus, introduction of the suit-of-armor-styled shielding enabled soldiers to go on lengthier more successful campaigns. A second suit in the style of 17th Century warriors’ suit is also an example of deadly artwork (opening bid: $1,500).

The Pocket Revolver: C.S. Pettengill Pocket Model Revolver (est. $900-$1,200)
The pocket revolver was one of the first true conceal and carry handguns. Its use as a
concealed weapon throughout much of the 19th century earned a reputation as a river gambler’s weapon of choice or a gun-slinger’s trusty backup. Despite the user, this revolver’s unusual octagon barrel makes it stand out among the more simplistic pocket pieces of its generation.

The Battle Axe: Indo-Persian Battle Axe
The battle axe has been used in melee combat for centuries. This particular
Indo-Persian Battle Axe is a pristine example measuring a head-crushing 36-3/4 inches long and decorated with simple designs crudely engraved into its blade. (est. $300).

The Sword: Absolutely Magnificent C. 1805 Napoleonic Period British Officer’s Saber
Instrumental in countless battles, the sword is one of the most effective and ancient weapons used in combat. While not the only sword featured in the auction, this circa 1805 Officer’s Saber from the Napoleonic Period is one of history’s most lethal collectibles. The sword’s delicate fire blue and gilt floral and geometric pattern means it likely did not see heavy combat, but nevertheless, its rarity qualifies it as a killer piece for the advanced collector. (opening bid: $10,000).

Highlights Include:

  • Superb and Scarce Remington Dog’s Head Rifle Cane
  • Suit of Armor in the German Gothic Style, 19th Century
  • Presentation Scarf Knitted by Queen Victoria Awarded to Sgt. William Colclough, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment
  • D.W. Harris Engraved Colt Third Generation Single Action Army Revolver
  • Historic Henry Model 1860 Lever Action Rifle Presented to Chilean General Manuel Baquedano Gonzalez
  • High Grade Tiffany Sword Presented to General Leman W. Bradley by the 64th New York
  • Historic and Unique, Cased Ames Sword presented to Colonel Jesse H. Moore ‘The Fighting Pastor’ of the 115th Illinois Infantry by the Officers and Enlisted men of his command
  • U.S. Colt Model 1874 Gatling Gun in 45-70
  • Colt Company A No. 126 Walker Percussion Revolver

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A buyer’s premium is charged in addition to the successful bid. The applicable Buyer’s Premium for bids placed with Heritage for this Auction is 25% on the first $200,000 (minimum $19), 20% of any amount between $200,000 and $2,000,000, 12% of any amount over $2,000,000.

Heritage Live!
Heritage Live! allows you to place late proxy bids and compete live against the auction floor from your PC or mobile device*. We recommend placing proxy bids before the live session in the unlikely event either side experiences technical problems during the auction.

Note: Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session.

SESSION TIMES

Grand Format Floor Session 1
Lots 40001-40538
10:00 AM CT
Sunday, December 11

Grand Format Internet Session 2
Lots 440539-40756
4:00 PM CT
Sunday, December 11
No Floor or Phone Bidding

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