Civil War revolvers owned by US Grant set to fetch $1-3 million at Rock Island auction
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) — Civil War artifacts are highly prized by collectors. Anything gifted, owned, or used by U.S. President and Union General Ulysses S. Grant is even hotter. That’s why next week’s auction at Rock Island Auction Company is making headlines.
Seth Isaacson, Historian at Rock Island Auction Company, explains the significance of the Civil War, why these items are so popular among collectors, and how almost any interested party can afford to build a collection of Civil War era items. civil war. Many models of guns and swords are relatively inexpensive, especially working replicas which are usually priced below $500.
On the other hand, some of the most valuable items sold at the auction house are Civil War artifacts. A pair of Ulysses S. Grant’s Remington New Model Army Revolvers To Be Featured In May’s First Event and have an estimated auction value of between $1 million and $3 million. the the ivory handles of these beautifully engraved masterpieces feature carvings that honor the future 18th president.
This first auction of May — taking place May 13-15 — will also feature some very rare Confederate guns and swords and other collectible artifacts. See the full catalog HERE. The public is invited to view these special items in person on “Preview Day,” Thursday, May 12 at Rock Island Auction Company.
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