Heritage Auctions Historical Auctions Offers 2 Amazing Auction In June 2018 – Ending June 9 and June 10, 2018

A Spellbinding $394,000 for J.K. Rowling’s Chair Sold at Heritage Auctions HistoricalBid in The Heritage Auctions Historical June Auctions ending on June 9, 2018 and June 10, 2018.  Hundreds lots of items slated for the auction block. Bid, view and register at historical.ha.com.

More than 260 uniforms, weapons and other memorabilia will be available in Heritage Auctions’ George Armstrong Custer and the Plains Indian Wars Featuring the Glenwood J. Swanson Collection Legends of the West Auction June 9 in Dallas, Texas.

Custer and more than 200 men of the 7th Cavalry were wiped out June 25, 1876, by several thousand largely Sioux and Cheyenne warriors in one of the most famous military confrontations in American history. The nation was stunned and grief-stricken over a loss suffered just days before the great Centennial of American Independence was celebrated as the symbol of the triumph and bright future of the American Experiment.

Nearly a century and a half later, the Battle of Little Bighorn continues to fascinate scholars and amateur historians alike. Did Custer, the youngest man to achieve the rank of General during the Civil War, over-reach by attacking a much larger hostile concentrations? Did he err in dividing his force into three battalions before attacking the village? Did the ill-concealed distaste felt by Capt. Frederick Benteen toward his commander contribute to his failure to reinforce Custer in his moment of dire need?

Add to all of these lingering questions the drama of the last and greatest convocation of the Plains Indian tribes and bands as they came together to celebrate their vanishing way of life. Even as they defeated Custer, most knew that even while winning one last great battle, the war already was lost.

Heritage Auctions has assembled an unprecedented array of artifacts and relics related to the events and personalities of Little Bighorn and the Indian Wars for its June 9 auction. Among the highlights:

  • U.S. Springfield Model 1873 Trapdoor Carbine (est. $200,000+) has been verified through the use of forensic evidence and matched to three individual shell casings found at the location of the Benteen/Reno defensive position. It is accompanied by a 2006 notarized letter signed by historian/authors Doug Scott and Dick Harmon attesting to the matches.
  • Sitting Bull’s Identified Flintlock Carbine with Standing Statue (est. $50,000+) likely was acquired by Sitting Bull from one of two trading posts near the North West Mounted Police garrison at Fort Walsh, Saskatchewan when Sitting Bull led the remnants of his people to Canada. While exiled near Fort Walsh, Sitting Bull was taught by trader Gus Hedderich to draw and eventually to sign his name; his name is carved into the stock of the weapon, and likely was put there by Sitting Bull himself.
  • William Tecumseh Sherman: His Dress Uniform as General of the Army (est. $50,000+) is remarkable in part because it remains intact, and in part because it was in the Swanson Collection. The uniform includes a chapeau with two black ostrich plumes running down the back, front and back bullion tassels and a black silk rosette with the gold national eagle surmounted by 13 silver stars; a sash; a belt with saber hangers; a 24-button frock coat and General of the Army epaulettes. Sherman was Custer’s commander at the time of the Battle of Little Bighorn.

Other top lots include, but are not limited to:

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Buyer’s Premium per Lot:
25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

Sessions
1 – Grand Format Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live): 
(Lots 49001-49263) – 11:00 AM Central Time, Saturday, June 9, 2018.
(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.)

Full Preview and Location
June 8, 2018
Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction – Dallas #6188 – Over 300 Lots Being Offered

Featured Items Include:

  • Battle of Wake Island: U.S. Flag Salvaged From the Onslaught of Japanese Forces
  • Fantastic Civil War Archive of Personal Items Belonging to Lt. Colonel William L. Gross, Assistant Superintendent
  • Staff & Field Officer’s Group: Including Frock Coat, Forage Cap, Pair of Gauntlets and Model 1850 Officer’s Sword

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Buyer’s Premium per Lot:
25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

Sessions
1 – Grand Format Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live): 
(Lots 40001-40215) – 10:00 AM Central Time, Sunday, June 10, 2018.
(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.)

2 – Grand Format Internet Session – No Floor or Phone Bidding (Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
(Lots 40216-40343) – 1:00 PM Central Time, Sunday, June 10, 2018.
(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.)

Full Preview and Location
June 8-9, 2018
Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219