WILLOUGHBY, Ohio, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 24, 2017, Milestone Auctions of Willoughby (suburban Cleveland), Ohio will offer an outstanding 40-year collection of guns, tomahawks and accoutrements from the Revolutionary War era. The collection is the featured highlight of an 800-lot sale whose timeline tracks 200 years of American military history, from the War of Independence through Vietnam.
The auction lineup is packed with rarities, starting with the aforementioned American Revolutionary collection, which contains museum-quality muskets, flintlock pistols, plug bayonets, powder horns, swords, knives, halberds, axes, tomahawks, Native American relics and more.
"It is a very important collection from a northeast Pennsylvania man whose name is known to those in the hobby. His collection has been published in several books," said Milestone Auctions co-owner Chris Sammet. "The provenance is excellent – there are even some items in the collection that come with old photos of people at dig sites finding the pieces."
A bidding battle is expected over an 18th-century Wilson "City of New York" .69 caliber musket marked "1st Regiment Southampton London" on its barrel. The gun has an early repair to the buttstock, which is explained in the accompanying documentation from General Sullivan from around the time of the Wyoming, Pa., campaign. The report explains that the musket had incurred bullet damage from the accidental discharge of a weapon. Possibly the finest known example of its type, the gun is estimated at $15,000-$25,000.
Another coveted musket from the collection is a 1746 Jordan 1st Model Brown Bess marked "X Regt" on the top of its barrel. An elusive, early example, it is estimated at $10,000-$15,000.
More than 70 tomahawks will be available. "I don't believe that many have ever been offered at one time to the hobby. It's an extraordinary collection," said Sammet. Just one of the many early prizes in the grouping is a pipe tomahawk made in the 18th century from a gun barrel.
Civil War highlights include a classic Confederate CS Star short sword and an 1847 Grimsley mounted rifleman saddle. This type of saddle was used by both sides during the War Between the States.
Japanese militaria from several long-held collections range from 13th-century pieces to World War II productions. There are flags, swords, tsubas (ornate samurai sword guards), uniforms, cantos, nimbus and arisakas. Additionally, there are over 25 katana swords, an unusually large number to see in the marketplace at any one time. A treasured katana from the ancestors of the Yagami family was made circa 1330 by Rai Kunitsugu of the Yamashiro school. A shozen (priest) has verified that it is a shrine sword of Koyasan. Measuring 31½ inches overall, it is estimated at $8,000-$12,000.
All forms of bidding will be available including live online as the auction is taking place. For additional information call 440-527-8060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Online: www.milestoneauctions.com.
Miles King or Chris Sammet
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