Beachwood, Ohio, USA, April 1, 2023 -- A live-online auction featuring a marvelous collection of Civil War and early Americana items out of Hermitage, Pennsylvania will be held on Friday, April 14th, at 12 noon Eastern time, by Neue Auctions. All 133 lots are fresh to the market and most have been in the Heritage collection for over 30 years. Absentee and phone bidding is available on select lots.
“I’m not very much into guns and swords, but I love the history of the rifles, how they’re made, and the artistic merits of the decorations,” said Cynthia Maciejewski of Neue Auctions. She added, however, that the vast majority of expected top lots are those very items – guns and swords. Just a few of the antique rifles expected to spark fierce bidding wars are as follows:
- An 1863 Colt Civil War contract rifle musket with an engraved side plate, percussion strike, steel ramrod and walnut stock with burl, stamped throughout, 55 ½ inches long (est. $2,000-$3,000).
- An 1863 Maynard conversion of a US model musket with engraved side plate, percussion strike, a steel ramrod, walnut stock and burl, 55 ½ inches in length (est. $1,500-$2,000).
- A Jenk’s flintlock musket dated 1813, with a walnut wood stock, bright steel, steel ramrod and initialed and stamped, 56 ¼ inches long (est. $1,000-$1,500).
Revolvers will feature a refinished Civil War Whitney .36 caliber Navy percussion lock revolver, marked USA with an anchor mark and initials (JRG) and walnut wood grips (est. $900-$1,200); and a Civil War-era Remington and Sons (N.Y.) new model Army revolver, standard, well-used and worn but functional, with walnut wood grips and many inspection marks (est. $900-$1,200).
The antique swords category will include a circa 1840-1850 non-regulation Infantry officer’s sword by J.H. Lambert (Philadelphia), nitre blue on an etched blade, with a leather grip and wire, 29 inches long (est. $900-$1,200); and a model 1832 foot artillery sword with leather sheath and scaled design grip, an eagle on the pommel and an engraved blade (est. $800-$1,200).
The rest of the catalog is eclectic and intriguing. Lot 50 is an oval silver metal Peace Medal (Coshocton, Ohio Odd Fellows Sash with William Henry Harrison), with hand-engraved scenes on the obverse of an Indian handing a wampum belt to an early American with a caption at the bottom (“W H Harrison Eel River Nation Aug. 8, 1803”) and on the reverse the US eagle seal.
The red velvet Order of Odd Fellows sash is embroidered with metal coiled thread work, with three linked chains, synonymous with the Odd Fellows organization and a reminder of their core teachings, bound by friendship, love, and truth. The interior of the sash, written in black ink, states "Coshocton No. 44 A.N. Sahling", for Adolf N. Sahling (1874-1946) (est. $1,000-$2,000).
“I've always had a fascination with the Odd Fellows for some reason, and this is from Ohio” Ms. Maciejewski said. “During my research, I learned about the Eel River Battlefield War of 1812. I get joy from knowing historical items like the Peace Medal will be passed on to a new steward.”
The obverse of the medal shows a bust of George II (Georgius II Dei Gratia). The reverse has a Quaker man sitting under a tree, holding a pipe of peace in his hand over a council fire, and an Indian sitting opposite a sun above. The medal is very worn and set inside a white metal frame with possibly a pocket watch crown, pierced. Peace medals are interesting and this one is old.
Internet bidding will be hosted on LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Live gallery previews will be held April 3rd-13th (weekdays only), from 10-5 Eastern time each day. The Neue Auctions showroom is located at 23533 Mercantile Road (Suite #100) in Beachwood, Ohio.
The auction will be clerked live on auction day by Neue Auctions’ team members. The catalog is online now. Neue Auctions invites everyone to be added to its email list to receive notifications and info regarding current and future sales. The firm is always seeking quality consignments.
To learn more about Neue Auctions and the Civil War and Early Americana auction on Friday, April 14th, at 12 noon, visit www.neueauctions.com. Updates posted often. Cynthia Maciejewksi can be reached by phone at 216-245-6707; or via email, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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