Nearly 500 lots. One of the broadest selections of treasures we’ve offered in years.
Gallery is open for preview Friday, August 18, from 10-5 AND auction day at 11 AM.
AMERICANA: Historical U.S. artifacts & rarities, early NASA items.
Colt single action revolvers. Historic images (CDV and cabinet cards). A 1759 powder horn made by a Revolutionary War soldier. Several Civil War documents. Nice selection of old Navajo jewelry, as well as beaded items and Native American pottery. Autograph book from the 1880s with Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford Hayes, William Tecumseh Sherman and more. A commission signed by Calvin Coolidge. A collection of original NASA photographs and equipment from a Gemini & Apollo-era Goddard Space Flight Center engineer. A selection of Native American primitive arrowheads and tools, originally collected in the 1890s by a geologist/paleontologist. Non-firing, almost all-original Browning M1919 machine gun – a BATF non-firearm.
FINE ART: Paintings and sculpture by listed artists.
Thomas Hart Benton, Herb Booth, Rembrandt etchings, Frederick E. Hart, Hoon Kwak, Leo Roth, Michael Calles, Teofilo Patini, Al Proom, Alan Cottrill, Howard Helmick, Kurt Larisch, Gustav Likan, Norman Rockwell, Josef Israels, Leonard Wells Volk, Frederic Remington, Salvador Dali, Louis Icart, Pierre Henri Matisse and many more.
JEWELRY: Fine gold and platinum, many designer-signed.
3.09 carat GIA certified pear shape diamond. Tiffany & Co. 18k diamond necklace. A massive 14k gold charm bracelet. Australian black opal pieces. Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Victorian, Edwardian, contemporary. Literally dozens of extraordinary jewelry pieces, including rings, pins, necklaces, bracelets and other items.
SPORTS CARDS & MEMORABILIA: Some items you’ll likely never see again.
First issue of Sports Illustrated. Unmarked 1926 and 1931 Yankees score cards with Ruth and Gehrig. Rare 1895 Robert Fitzsimmons boxing match ticket. Photos signed by Mickey Mantle, Sandy Koufax, Satchel Paige. Muhammad Ali signed boxing glove. Tiger Woods signed 2002 US Open ticket. Ted Williams signed baseball. 1981 Topps Larry Bird, graded PSA 9. Three Kobe Bryant rookie cards, all graded PSA 9. Media guide from Super Bowl I.
COINS & BULLION: Numismatic rarities & fine gold.
1799 Draped Bust silver dollar. 1875 silver 20c coin. 68 years of US proof sets. A HUGE selection of graded and raw gold pieces, including 19C to modern. Key date 1925 Canadian nickel. And the nicest Liberty V nickel you’ll ever see, a 1903 graded MS-66+.
FIREARMS: Antique & modern, a massive selection.
More than 70 antique and modern firearms, many high-end. The best selection we’ve ever offered. Rare and desirable COSMI shotgun, original .44 Automag, Noveske AR10, LC Smith, Kimber, FN, Heckler & Koch, Colt, Smith & Wesson, Glock, Ruger, Springfield, Remington, Savage Fox, Parker Brothers, Winchester and more. Also broomhandle Mausers, Nambu and other military firearms, old and new. Old Colt single action revolver parts, as well.
Rare 1958 GIO PONTI for Reed & Barton “Diamond” service for 12, Georg Jensen serving pieces, a sterling Buccellati vase, and much more.
ASIAN ART & CERAMIC ITEMS: A fine selection of Chinese & Japanese treasures.
Porcelain and stoneware vessels, many very old. Cloisonne. Erotic carved netsuke collection. Old carved glass snuff bottles. Antique hand painted scrolls.
ANCIENT ROMAN & PRECOLUMBIAN ITEMS
Roman terracotta figures with unimpeachable, century-old provenance directly from the Smithsonian Institute and documented succession through the present day. Several Chancay pre-Columbian vessels from an archaeologist’s estate.
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Online bidding available through Bidsquare, our app, Live Auctioneers, Invaluable, and HiBid. Phone bids (greater of $100 or posted opening bid) and absentee bids accepted -- form is on our website. HiBid, app, in-person, phone and absentee bidders pay the lowest buyer premium of 17%. Not local? No problem – we can ship some items worldwide and provide you with a list of shippers for the other items.
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Shipping: Each auction item notes in its catalog description whether it can be shipped in-house or will require 3rd party shipping by your own arrangements. *For many small items, we provide in-house packing and shipping via UPS and USPS that is done with excellence and is competitively priced. Your invoice will include a shipping fee if we’re able to ship your item, and you are also welcome to contact local third-party shippers or make your own arrangements for pickup or shipping. Items that can be shipped in-house are noted in the catalog. Please see the Terms page on our website for more information on shipping carriers’ insurance policies. *Some items must be shipped by your own arrangements — you will need to contact vendors directly for quotes and to make arrangements, and you will pay them directly. Items that require 3rd party shipping by your own arrangements are noted in the catalog. As a courtesy, we provide a resource list for you, below. *Purchases left at the gallery 30 days after the auction will be considered abandoned and will become the property of Blackwell Auctions, with no refund given. As a courtesy, we provide this resource list for you when making your own shipping arrangements, but you may use any vendor you wish. Your transaction with any 3rd party shipper is entirely between you and the shipper. We are not responsible for fees, handling, timeline, insurance, damage claims or any other part of the transaction with the shipper you choose. Once your items are removed from our gallery, your transaction with us is complete. o UPS store 4567: email@example.com phone: (727)725-9985 option #9 to speak directly with an associate. o UPS store 6886: Auction@store6886.com phone:(727)513-2400 o ORBIT PROFESSIONAL PACKING CRATING (888) 247-8540 or 727-507-7447 firstname.lastname@example.org www.orbitppc.com (U.S. & International) o CRATERS & FREIGHTERS (813) 889-9008 ( 877) 448-7447 Fax (813) 884-8393 Tampa@cratersandfreighters.com www.cratersandfreighters.com (U.S. & International) o We’ve had several buyers be pleased with this service -- https://www.uship.com/ Firearms: Blackwell Auctions observes all Federal, state and local gun laws. Only the registered bidder may pay for and pick up firearm(s) after the mandatory three-day waiting period (excluding weekends and legal holidays), if applicable. DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, PURCHASE A FIREARM FOR ANOTHER PERSON. Blackwell Auctions may, at its discretion, refuse a bid for any reason. For local pickups, Blackwell Auctions charges a $20 processing fee. Firearm sales to Florida residents (with the exception of muzzleloaders or antique arms manufactured before 1898) will be subject to and must pass the FDLE Background Check. The purchaser will be required to fill out ATF Form 4473 and provide a valid government-issued photo identification. If you are NOT a Florida resident, you may not take direct possession of a firearm. Do not bid on a firearm if -- by judgment or disability -- you may not legally possess a firearm. Any attempt to circumvent Federal, state or local laws governing firearm sales will be reported to local law enforcement and to the ATF field office. You must be 18 years old to purchase rifles or shotguns, and 21 years old to purchase a handgun. You must be 18 to purchase long gun ammunition and age 21 to purchase handgun ammunition. You are responsible for knowing if your state bars a certain type of firearm/ammo/accessory from being shipped to you. Know your laws BEFORE bidding.Read more
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