Extraordinary lifetime collection of weapons, militaria will be sold Oct. 8 An extraordinary arsenal of vintage weapons, militaria and rare antiquities belonging to the late James Larry Bragg will be sold Saturday, Oct. 8, by Stevens Auction Company in Aberdeen, Miss.
pommel and wooden grip; an Indian metal Shamsir with etched Kris type blade (ca. 1800), 33 inches long; a Nepalese Kora, with engraving on the blade; a German two-handled sword with leather covered grip and cross guard; and an Indo-Persian Firangi with curved blade and wooden grip.
James Larry Bragg, Sr., was born in Covington, Tenn., on March 3, 1941. He was a self-employed porcelain dental lab technician in the Memphis area for 45 years. He enjoyed attending gun, coin and Civil War shows with friends, and frequented antique shops whenever he could. He passed away in February, leaving behind a wife, Audrey, a son, James, and twin grandsons.
Mr. Bragg’s collection can be seen at an open house preview on Friday, Oct. 7, from 1-6; and on Saturday, auction day, from 8-10 a.m. Stevens Auction Company’s air-conditioned gallery is located one block north of the historic Adams-French Mansion in Aberdeen, a town in northeastern Mississippi, not far from Tupelo. To order a free auction catalog call 662-369-2200.
There will be no online bidding component for this auction, but phone bids will be taken with advance arrangements. Many of the items to be offered may be seen on the Stevens Auction Company website, at www.stevensauction.com. Refreshments will be served on auction day.
Terms of the auction will be cash, major credit cards and pre-approved checks. All sales will be final, with no warranty expressed or implied. A 12 percent buyer’s premium will be charged on each total purchase price, with a 2 percent discount for cash, business and personal checks with proper ID, or wire transfers. A 7 percent sales tax will apply to most purchases.
Stevens Auction Company is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign a single item, an estate or a collection, you may call them directly, at (662) 369-2200; or, you can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Stevens Auction Company and the Oct. 8 James L. Bragg auction, please log on to www.stevensauction.com.