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Jenack loads annual military auction Dec. 16 with war relics
|Written by Auction House PR|
|Wednesday, 05 December 2012 16:55|
CHESTER, N.Y. – William Jenack Estate Appraisers and Auctioneers will conduct its annual military auction at the Jenack gallery, with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com, on Sunday, Dec. 16, starting at 11 a.m. EST.
The sale will include many lots of shotguns, rifles, revolvers, pistols, knives, swords, World War I and World War II medals, cameras, and firemen helmets and badges.
One of the more interesting and rare items in the sale is a water-cooled machine gun that had the ominous nickname of “The Devil’s Paint Brush,” also known as a Maxim 08/15 8 mm, #5409.
Also in the offering will be a small collection of classic Winchester guns including a Model 42 hammerless .410-gauge pump-action shotgun; a Model 1894 saddle ring carbine, .30 WCF-caliber lever-action; a Model 94 30 WCF-caliber lever-action with scope; a Model 92 .44 WFC-caliber lever-action with antique octagonal barrel; and a Model 1873, 38 WFC-caliber lever-action with octagonal barrel.
Shotguns to be sold will be a fine Webley and Scott AG model 702 12-gauge double-barrel shotgun, a fine Parker Brothers double-barrel 12-gauge shotgun, a Colt model 1883 hammerless 12-gauge double-barrel shotgun, a Winchester model 1912 20-gauge pump-action shotgun and fine Beretta model 687EELL Diamond Pigeon 20-gauge over/under shotgun.
For the knife collector there will be some interesting finds including a Jim Minnick custom-made Bowie knife with bone handle signed by the maker, a signed Ron Frazier custom knife, a German Luftwaffe officer’s dagger and scabbard, a vintage signed Joh. Engstrom Eskilstuna 1874 folding barrel knife with burl handle, a Japanese military wakizashi and an Indonesian kris with scabbard.
In the area of World War collectables there will be a Nazi SS Swiss Agassiz 17-jewel pocket watch engraved “SS Tragerdes Ritterkreuzes Ruzhuser, SS Sturmbannfuher 15-8-1944;” a Nazi naval Iron Cross first class with spange; Imperial German 1870 Iron Cross, first class; Nazi General Assault Badge, maker “JFS;” Nazi Luftwaffe Flack Badge, maker “Weiderhoff.”
A set of 24 Kurz & Allison chromolithographs depicting the major battles of the American Civil War includes the “Battle of Cole Harbor,” “Battle of Chattanooga,” and “The Fort Pillow Massacre.”
Optics will also have some space in the sale. Leading that section will be a vintage Eastman Kodak Century studio camera Model 8A with Taylor Hobson 15-inch Cook portrait lens with its stand and accessories; a professional 35 mm camera outfit including two Olympus OM-2 camera bodies, 21-150 mm lenses, filters, sights, remote shutter release, all in a metal case; two vintage field lenses including John Scheidig & Co., New York; and a Cannon EOS Elan 7E 35 mm automatic camera with Tamron Aspherical XR 28-300 mm f3.5-6.3 macro zoom lens.
This show should be exciting not only due to the lots included but also because it will be the first time the auction company has offered firearms worldwide with Internet live bidding though Live Auctioneers.com.
For details on any lot callWilliam Jenack Estate Appraisers and Auctioneers at 845-469-9095 ext. 24
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 December 2012 17:20|