Keyword: collectibles
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American Medals presented during the late 18th and early 19th century are exceedingly rare and there are few examples known from the Revolution period to the War of 1812. About five years ago I had … more
As a Revolutionary War material culture guy, I get to see and handle some wonderful pieces of history. Swords, muskets, buttons, equipment, archival documents, and so much more. Being into the arms … more
I will admit, the majority of the collectibles articles I write for this column primarily focus on the rare, expensive, and if a toy factory sealed. While items in the best of the best condition … more
I normally talk about cool early items in my blog, but the other day one of the most amazing artifacts with just as amazing a story came along. Chief Petty Officer Thomas J. Evans, United States … more
Earlier this month on July 10th at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers we hosted our Spring Comic, Trading Card, and Toy auction with record setting results. The bidding action was non-stop the entire time … more
I am asked this question many times. While it is a rather large question given the amount of collectable military items and arms, it is valid. Things can certainly be found on the internet, but some … more
The main driving force behind what makes something collectible is that it creates a feeling of happiness within the collector. It brings an owner back to their childhood, or simply just back to a … more
Recently I was contacted by a person from the Midwest who found a powder horn in his grandmothers’ closet while cleaning out her estate. I know, I talk a lot about powder horns but each one is … more
As we learned before in the antiques and auction world one of the hottest collectibles that has been and always will be is automobilia. Everybody loves their car, and when you have the perfect car … more
When talking about containers that hold powder, I tend to focus on the early carved powder horns because they are so attractive. But there are later flasks that are interesting and have value, as … more
It’s that time. Spring! And we sure are glad to see it come. We’ve waited long enough. So, all that clutter, from Christmas, the holidays, and the long winter, have gathered in your … more
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