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  • Identified Wallet/Pocketbook Purchased in Boston the Day after the British Evacuated the City
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 1

    Identified Wallet/Pocketbook Purchased in Boston the Da...

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • Two Tobacco Boxes
    Estimate
    $100 - $150
    Lot 2

    Two Tobacco Boxes

    Est.
    $100 - $150
  • Bronze British Victories of 1759 Medal and a Bronze British Victories of 1758/1759 Medal Mule
    Estimate
    $150 - $250
    Lot 3

    Bronze British Victories of 1759 Medal and a Bronze Bri...

    Est.
    $150 - $250
  • Two 18th Century Silver Medals
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    $200 - $250
    Lot 4

    Two 18th Century Silver Medals

    Est.
    $200 - $250
  • German Flintlock Wall Gun
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 5

    German Flintlock Wall Gun

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
  • French Model 1763 Conversion Pistol
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 6

    French Model 1763 Conversion Pistol

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • New England Fowler and Saber
    Estimate
    $700 - $900
    Lot 7

    New England Fowler and Saber

    Est.
    $700 - $900
  • American Dog/Lion Head Saber
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $4,000
    Lot 8

    American Dog/Lion Head Saber

    Est.
    $2,000 - $4,000
  • Continental Army Line of Battle for West Point, New York, Owned by Major Moses Ashley, 2nd Massachusetts Battalion
    Estimate
    $15,000 - $25,000
    Lot 9

    Continental Army Line of Battle for West Point, New Yor...

    Est.
    $15,000 - $25,000
  • Revolutionary War Major General Jedediah Huntington's Shoulder Straps
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Lot 10

    Revolutionary War Major General Jedediah Huntington's S...

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
  • Early 18th Century Cannon Found in Boston Harbor
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 11

    Early 18th Century Cannon Found in Boston Harbor

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Carved Powder Horn Identified to Conrad Frederick Keck
    Estimate
    $700 - $900
    Lot 12

    Carved Powder Horn Identified to Conrad Frederick Keck

    Est.
    $700 - $900
  • Collection of Revolutionary War Buckles, Padlocks, Buttons, and Knives
    Estimate
    $600 - $800
    Lot 13

    Collection of Revolutionary War Buckles, Padlocks, Butt...

    Est.
    $600 - $800
  • Nine Pairs of Mourning Shoe Buckles
    Estimate
    $100 - $200
    Lot 14

    Nine Pairs of Mourning Shoe Buckles

    Est.
    $100 - $200
  • 15th Regiment of Foot Cartridge Pouch Plate
    Estimate
    $200 - $400
    Lot 15

    15th Regiment of Foot Cartridge Pouch Plate

    Est.
    $200 - $400
  • British Cartridge Pouch Plate
    Estimate
    $100 - $200
    Lot 16

    British Cartridge Pouch Plate

    Est.
    $100 - $200
  • Schively Bowie Knife with Statesman Henry Clay and Davy Crockett Provenance
    Estimate
    $20,000 - $40,000
    Lot 17

    Schively Bowie Knife with Statesman Henry Clay and Davy...

    Est.
    $20,000 - $40,000
  • Brattleboro Light Infantry Knapsack
    Estimate
    $400 - $600
    Lot 18

    Brattleboro Light Infantry Knapsack

    Est.
    $400 - $600
  • Engraved Artillery Belt Plate
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 19

    Engraved Artillery Belt Plate

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Militia Shako and Accessories
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 20

    Militia Shako and Accessories

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Pair of Miniature Bronze Signal Guns
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 21

    Pair of Miniature Bronze Signal Guns

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Six Small Asian Artillery Pieces
    Estimate
    $200 - $400
    Lot 22

    Six Small Asian Artillery Pieces

    Est.
    $200 - $400
  • O. Churchill-made Albany Kentucky-style Rifle
    Estimate
    $400 - $600
    Lot 23

    O. Churchill-made Albany Kentucky-style Rifle

    Est.
    $400 - $600
  • Full Stock Kentucky-style Conversion Rifle
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 24

    Full Stock Kentucky-style Conversion Rifle

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • L.E. Williams Custom-built Flintlock Rifle and Ball Mold
    Estimate
    $700 - $900
    Lot 25

    L.E. Williams Custom-built Flintlock Rifle and Ball Mol...

    Est.
    $700 - $900
  • Framed Original Don Troiani Pen and Ink Figure Study of a Pennsylvania Militiaman
    Estimate
    $700 - $900
    Lot 26

    Framed Original Don Troiani Pen and Ink Figure Study of...

    Est.
    $700 - $900
  • Two Benson J. Lossing Works and L'Album de la Guerre
    Estimate
    $150 - $250
    Lot 27

    Two Benson J. Lossing Works and L'Album de la Guerre

    Est.
    $150 - $250
  • Framed Original Don Troiani Pen and Ink Study of a Continental Artilleryman
    Estimate
    $600 - $800
    Lot 28

    Framed Original Don Troiani Pen and Ink Study of a Cont...

    Est.
    $600 - $800
  • Framed Original Don Troiani Watercolor Figure Study of an African American, 3rd Connecticut Regiment
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,000
    Lot 29

    Framed Original Don Troiani Watercolor Figure Study of ...

    Est.
    $800 - $1,000
  • Framed Original Don Troiani Watercolor Figure Study of a Spanish Soldier from the Louisiana Regiment
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,000
    Lot 30

    Framed Original Don Troiani Watercolor Figure Study of ...

    Est.
    $800 - $1,000
  • French School, 19th Century  Bust-length Portrait of a Military Officer
    Estimate
    $200 - $400
    Lot 31

    French School, 19th Century Bust-length Portrait of a ...

    Est.
    $200 - $400
  • Flintlock Militia Musket
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 32

    Flintlock Militia Musket

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Prussian Model 1809 Musket and Bayonet
    Estimate
    $400 - $600
    Lot 33

    Prussian Model 1809 Musket and Bayonet

    Est.
    $400 - $600
  • Model 1816 U.S. Contract Flintlock Musket
    Estimate
    $400 - $600
    Lot 34

    Model 1816 U.S. Contract Flintlock Musket

    Est.
    $400 - $600
  • Asa Waters Model 1816 U.S. Flintlock Contract Musket
    Estimate
    $400 - $600
    Lot 35

    Asa Waters Model 1816 U.S. Flintlock Contract Musket

    Est.
    $400 - $600
  • U.S. Model 1851 Springfield Cadet Musket and Bayonet
    Estimate
    $700 - $900
    Lot 36

    U.S. Model 1851 Springfield Cadet Musket and Bayonet

    Est.
    $700 - $900
  • Austrian Model 1842 Musket and Bayonet
    Estimate
    $500 - $700
    Lot 37

    Austrian Model 1842 Musket and Bayonet

    Est.
    $500 - $700
  • French Model 1842 Rifle-Musket and Bayonet
    Estimate
    $400 - $600
    Lot 38

    French Model 1842 Rifle-Musket and Bayonet

    Est.
    $400 - $600
  • Fowler and Musket
    Estimate
    $150 - $250
    Lot 39

    Fowler and Musket

    Est.
    $150 - $250
  • U.S. Model 1836 Flintlock Pistol
    Estimate
    $700 - $900
    Lot 40

    U.S. Model 1836 Flintlock Pistol

    Est.
    $700 - $900
  • Belgian Double-barrel Percussion Pistol
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 41

    Belgian Double-barrel Percussion Pistol

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Colt Paterson Revolver Powder Flask
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 42

    Colt Paterson Revolver Powder Flask

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver and Small Flask
    Estimate
    $200 - $400
    Lot 43

    Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver and Small Flask

    Est.
    $200 - $400
  • Five Civil War Images and a Small Album
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 44

    Five Civil War Images and a Small Album

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • Civil War Carte-de-visite Album with Identified Officers of the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 45

    Civil War Carte-de-visite Album with Identified Officer...

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • Civil War Albumen of Church Services at the Headquarters of the 69th New York State Militia
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 46

    Civil War Albumen of Church Services at the Headquarter...

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
  • John Bachelder Map of the Evergreen, National Cemetery, Cemetery Hill, and Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
    Estimate
    $150 - $250
    Lot 47

    John Bachelder Map of the Evergreen, National Cemetery,...

    Est.
    $150 - $250
  • 1st DC Cavalry Henry Rifle Captured by Confederate General Wade Hampton During the Beefsteak Raid and Given to His Adjutant,
    Estimate
    $75,000 - $100,000
    Lot 48

    1st DC Cavalry Henry Rifle Captured by Confederate Gene...

    Est.
    $75,000 - $100,000

Auction Description

Historic Arms & Militaria by Skinner

The April Historic Arms and Militaria sale offers items from the American Revolution through World War II and Vietnam, including a rare line of battle drawn for the Continental Army around West Point, the epaulets worn by Major General Jedediah Huntington at the end of the revolution, a Schively-made Bowie knife, a Henry rifle captured from the 1st D.C. Cavalry, Schuylkill Arsenal mounted services jackets, Civil War personal items, swords, and muskets, a Krag carbine carried by a member of Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, as well as Imperial Japanese items, World War I and II medals and equipment, and a variety of fighting knives.

Preview Times
April 25, 12PM-5PM
April 26, 12PM-7PM
April 27, 8AM-9:30AM

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$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$300,000 $25,000
$500,000 $50,000
$1,000,000 $100,000

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1. Some of the lots in this sale are offered subject to a reserve. The reserve is a confidential minimum price agreed upon by the consignor and Skinner, Inc. below which the lot will not be sold. In most cases, the reserve will be set below the estimated range, but in no case will it exceed the estimates listed. A representative of Skinner, Inc. will execute such reserves by bidding for the consignor. In any event and whether or not a lot is subject to a reserve, the auctioneer may reject any bid or raise not commensurate with the value of such lot.

2. All property is sold “as is,” and neither the auctioneer nor any consignor makes any warranties or representation of any kind or nature with respect to the property, and in no event shall they be responsible for the correctness, nor deemed to have made any representation or warranty, of description, genuineness, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin, or condition of the property and no statement made at the sale, or in the bill of sale, or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty of representation or an assumption of liability.

3. Except as provided in paragraph 1 above, the highest bidder as determined by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the case of a disputed bid, the auctioneer shall have sole discretion in determining the purchaser and may also, at his or her election, withdraw the lot or reoffer the lot for sale. The auctioneer shall have sole discretion to refuse any bid, or refuse to acknowledge any bidder. Any bidder that plans on spending in excess of $100,000 should make arrangements with the accounting department at least five (5) days in advance of the sale, as a deposit may be required to participate.

4. All merchandise purchased must be paid for and removed from the premises the day of the auction. Skinner Inc. may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly interest charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or item lot not paid for within thirty-five (35) days of the date of sale. Skinner, Inc. shall have no liability for any damage or loss to property left on its premises for more than three (3) days from the date of sale. If any property has not been removed within three (3) days from the date of sale, at the option of Skinner, Inc. (a) Skinner Inc., may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly storage charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or portion of a lot not removed within the three days, and/or (b) Skinner Inc. may place the merchandise in a subsequent auction, without Reserve, to be sold to the highest bidder, and after deducting the standard commission and any additional charges that may apply, remit the proceeds to the purchaser.

5. Skinner accepts cash or check for payment. Personal checks will be acceptable only if credit has been established with Skinner, Inc. or if a bank authorization has been received guaranteeing a personal check. Skinner, Inc. reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank. The purchaser agrees to pay Skinner, Inc. a handling charge of $25.00 for any check dishonored by the drawee. Please contact Accounting for additional payment methods. Skinner does not accept payment by credit card for merchandise purchases.

6. If the purchaser breaches any of its obligations under these Conditions of Sale, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price of all items for which it was the highest successful bidder, Skinner Inc. may exercise all of its rights and remedies under the law including, without limitation, (a) canceling the sale and applying any payments made by the purchaser to the damages caused by the purchaser’s breach, and/or (b) offering at public auction, without reserve, any lot or item for which the purchaser has breached any of its obligations, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price, holding the purchaser liable for any deficiency plus all costs of sale.

7. In no event will the liability of Skinner, Inc. to any purchaser with respect to any item exceed the purchase price actually paid by such purchaser for such item.

8. Shipping is the responsibility of the purchaser. Upon request, our staff will provide the list of shippers who deliver to destinations within the United States and overseas. Some property that is sold at auction can be subject to laws governing export from the U.S., such as items that include material from some endangered species. Import restrictions from foreign countries are subject to these same governing laws. Granting of licensing for import or export of goods from local authorities is the sole responsibility of the buyer. Denial or delay of licensing will not constitute cancellation or delay in payment for the total purchase price of these lots.

9. All purchases are subject to the Massachusetts 6.25% sales tax unless the purchaser possesses a Massachusetts sales tax exemption number. Exemption numbers from other states are accepted in Massachusetts if presented with a business card or letterhead. Dealers, museums, and other qualifying parties can apply for a Massachusetts exemption number prior to the auction by contacting the Massachusetts Department of Corporations and Taxation at 100 Cambridge Street in Boston.

10. A premium equal to 23% of the final bid price up to and including $100,000, plus 20% of the final bid price from $100,001 up to and including $1,000,000, plus 12% of the final bid price from $1,000,001 and over will be applied to each lot sold, to be paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price.

11. Bidding on any item indicates your acceptance of these terms and all other terms printed within, posted, and announced at the time of sale whether bidding in person, through a representative, by phone, by Internet, or other absentee bid.

12. Skinner, Inc. and its consignors make no warranty or representation, express or implied, that the purchaser will acquire any copyright or reproduction rights to any lot sold. Skinner, Inc. expressly reserves the right to reproduce any image of the lots sold in this catalog. The copyright in all images, illustrations and written material produced by or for Skinner, Inc. relating to a lot, including the contents of this catalog, is, and shall remain at all times, the property of Skinner, Inc. and shall not be used by the purchaser, nor by anyone else, without our prior written consent.

13. These conditions of sale shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (excluding the laws applicable to conflicts or choice of law). The buyer/bidder agrees that any suit for the enforcement of this agreement may be brought, and any action against Skinner in connection with the transactions contemplated by this agreement shall be brought, in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any federal court sitting therein. The bidder/buyer consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts and waives objections that it may now or hereafter have to the venue of any such suit.

Revised January 8, 2014