Hundreds of military collectibles will be auctioned live and online by Mohawk Arms, Dec. 6th-7th German Third Reich military relics acquired by an American G.I. in World War II, a Nazi Luftwaffe regiment standard and an Imperial Russian Garde du Corps officer’s helmet will be auctioned Dec. 6-7.
darkened age finish. The “New York” address on the barrel can be read, but the cylinder scene is worn away. The brass trigger guard is numbered “108074,” as are the other parts. The weapon comes with a well-worn period holster and classic “snake” buckle and belt. It should hit $1,500.
The other is an M1850 presentation grade Union officer’s staff and field sword, expected to command $6,000. The sword is a fine example (dated “1861” and with the reverse engraved “US”). Accompanying the sword is a tin chest, stenciled with “C. A. Earnest, US Army” and containing a black leather Cavalry belt with sword hangers and brass eagle buckle, a Civil War officer’s red dress sash with a pair of tassels, and a single U.S. brass spur with a pointed rowel.
A grouping of material pertaining to Gen. Lt. Dr. Franz Beyer, commander of Nazi Germany’s famed 44th Infantry Division during World War II, can be expected to hammer for $8,100. The trove includes a four-pocket doeskin-material tunic, Gen. Beyer’s “Soldbuch” (with his medical history, orders, decorations, etc.), a 1939 hunting license with photo plus an “end of hunt” photo showing Beyer with a deer “trophy,” and photos, including his daughter’s wedding.
Another archive will also be sold – pertaining to John J. Manning, Jr., a U.S. G.I. with the 754th/713th Tank Battalion during World War II (est. $250). The grouping includes a jacket with collar discs, ribbon bars, stripes and shoulder patches; a tan shirt with shoulder and rank insignia, plus Manning’s name; three overseas caps (one olive drab, two tan); and two tan neckties and a single dog tag. The 713th was the only armored flame-throwing battalion in the Army in WWII.
The auction also contains a Saxon Carabinier helmet and various Prussian helmets, a U.S. Krag bowie bayonet, Moro knives, Third Reich daggers (SS, SA, Red Cross Sr., etc.), swords (U.S., German Imperial and Third Reich, Austrian, Russian, Samurais, Talwars, etc.), German Nazi uniforms (SS, SD, SS women’s, etc.), various medals and combat badges and much more.
Previews will be held at the Mohawk Arms gallery, on Route 20 in Bouckville, every Monday through Friday leading up to Dec. 6, from 9-5 (EST), and on sale days (Dec. 6-7), 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 Dec. 6-7 Auction 70, log on to www.MilitaryRelics.com. Updates are posted frequently.