Military collectibles will be sold live and online by Mohawk Arms, Nov. 16-17 Hundreds of military items from multiple wars and generations will be offered Nov. 16-17 by Mohawk Arms in a live and Internet auction billed as Militaria Auction #68, online and in Bouckville, N.Y.
and complete with soiled parachute and bundle of blank leaflet-size papers still inside (OB: $850); and the SS peaked cap of SS officer Dr. Rudolf Jacobsen, made of a doeskin-like material and with a black velvet band (OB: $4,000).
Other items in the exotica category will include a silver pokol (bowl) presented by Prince Heinrich of Prussia to H. Haas, having an elaborate composition incorporating a standing figure holding a family shield coat-of-arms (OB: $1,250); and an SS photo album with photos of Hitler with Mussolini, Heinrich Himmler with staff, and children wearing Nazi helmets (OB: $2,800).
Special and miscellaneous items will feature a lot of three U.S. World War I standards from the 107th Field Artillery Battalion, with a handwritten account regarding their history by E. F. Wood, Battalion Commander (OB: $1,000); and a U.S. Marines World War II Squadron 223 pilot’s coffee mug with painted artwork showing a bulldog wearing boxing gloves (OB: $100).
Olympics memorabilia and militaria will merge with the lot of three automobile pennants acquired by an American college student while traveling in Germany during the 1936 Olympic games, plus a maker-marked Olympic pin (OB: $275). Also sold will be a “Reale Automobile Club d’Italia” auto plaque from 1936, still attached to the original bumper bracket (OB: $100).
Offered at opening bids of $100 or less will be an oval German Third Reich Automobile enameled auto plaque, with eagle and swastika; an enameled Salzburger Automobile Club auto plaque with crowned medieval coat-of-arms over the Salzburg Castle; an “Automobilklub Von Tirol” auto plaque; and a large blue enameled cog wheel made for the “Osterr: Automobil Club.”
Rounding out just some of the sale’s expected top lots will be a porcelain character stein of Kaiser Wilhelm II, with the Guarde du Corps helmet for a lid and an eagle for a top, marked “Musterschultz” (OB: $1,200); and the personal straight razor of the World War I hero of the American Expeditionary Force, Gen. John J. Pershing, etched with “Black Jack” (OB: $300).
Previews will be held at the Mohawk Arms gallery, on Route 20 in Bouckville, every Monday through Friday leading up to Nov. 16, from 9-5 (EST), and on sale days (Nov. 16-17), from 8-9 a.m. The first gavel will come down both days at 9 a.m. A buyer’s premium, which can range from 10 percent-17.5 percent depending on the final price, will be applied to all purchases.
Mohawk Arms, Inc., is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign a single item, a collection or an entire estate, you may call them at (315) 893-7888; or, you can e-mail them at Mohawk@MilitaryRelics.com. To learn more about Mohawk Arms, Inc., and the Nov. 16-17 Auction #68, log on to www.MilitaryRelics.com. Updates are posted often.