Collectors can celebrate Presidents' Day with Civil War militaria


2015-06-26 12:15:37


Collectors can celebrate Presidents' Day with Civil War militaria

Military collectibles from a civil war captain are set for auction this Monday in Pennsylvania

Militaria collectors and investors are expected to gather in Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania on February 21 for a wide ranging auction with a military focus.

The Presidents' Day Antiques and Collectibles Auction, run by Jack Hamblin Auctions, will feature an impressive array of militaria including swords, fighting knives and bayonets.

An amazing collection of civil war militaria will be the highlight of the event.

The personal papers and effects of civil war Union army officer Captain David Ayers and Private John Jacobus of the 7th NJ Volunteers are expected to be hotly contested. Items include military paper and photos including a glass plate portrait of Captain Ayers, civil war military records and certificates. There are also three pieces of original civil war uniform and an 1857 copy of the US Constitution with cameo portraits of all presidents to that date.

Insignia from the cap and shoulder boards of Captain Ayers' uniform

Other military items include war ration books, large boxes of military and other paper and pamphlets and a Japanese Second World War officer's sword.

The auction will see an amazing array of non-military items go under the hammer. These include an excellent selection of sports memorabilia including baseball cards, world series tickets, photos and autographs.

There are also a number of items of jewellery, coins and stamps, art and furniture for sale.

Civil war items are currently proving popular with investors of all types - around $15,000 worth of civil war militaria was stolen from an antiques shop in the historic Kentucky town of Perryville on the weekend. The looters made off with civil war belt buckles, confederate money and arrowheads.

Recent and Related Articles...

'Such a course would be injurious to the service' - General's letter is for sale | 14 February 2011

The renowned Confederate General Robert E Lee is set to star in Heritage's auction of Americana

He faced a shark and won a George Cross... Hero's medal appears for sale | 11 February 2011

Robert Murray Kavanaugh received an award for bravery long before he saw action in WWII

It took 28 injuries to stop him... George 'Snowy' Howell's Victoria Cross is for sale | 10 February 2011

Noble Numismatics is set to offer the VC and Military Medal of a genuine hero of WWI

From Guns to Drums: US Civil War militaria will fascinate collectors | 8 February 2011

Fontaine's announces a massive sale of items from America's war with itself

Rare Russian medal set brings $117,000 in 'outstanding' New York auction | 16 January 2011

The sale by Baldwin's, Dmitry Martov and M&M Numismatics set the tone for 2011 in coins and medals

Image: Jack Hamblin Auctions

Share on social media
Write a response...

The bookmarklet lets you save things you find to your collections.

Note: Make sure your bookmarks are visible.


Click and drag the Collect It button to your browser's Bookmark Bar.