Auction: Guns, Swords, Knives, Military, German Memorabilia, Tools

Bob & Sallie Connelly will conduct an Auction of Guns, Swords, Knives, Military, German Memorabilia & Tools at the Showplace in Binghamton on Sunday May 22, 2016 at noon, with a preview at 10:00 am.

The auction includes Guns and Parts, Swords and Knives, Military and German Memorabilia featuring German WWII Items, 12 Sets of Binoculars, Over 30 Cameras, and Tools selling at Noon.

Photos of selected items are displayed in an AuctionZip Gallery and in a slideshow below.



Guns & Parts: Including a Winchester Model 1892 Serial #73811, made 1895, .38 W.C.F., octagon barrel; a Model 1851 Navy Colt Serial #89356, made 1858, all matching numbers, stamped U.S.N. and Colts patent U.S., .36 caliber; a double barrel Rigby percussion pistol, .44 caliber, with case & powder horn; a flintlock blunderbuss, 20" length; a small German steel cannon, with working action;  Over 5000 rounds of ammunition, including .22 cal, Japanese 8 & 9 mm Nambu, .30 cal match ammo in original boxes; Magazines: .45, M1 Walther P38 carbine, stripper clips; and Rifle bolts: U.S. model 1903, German Kar98, Japanese type 99.

Swords & Knives: Including a Katana circa 1650-1700 25.25" cutting length, signed Tadahiro; a Wakizashi circa 1550, 15" cutting length, signed Tomomitsu; a Kris Sword with wooden sheath; an Arabic short sword with leather sheath; a Medieval sword, 16th Century, overall length 33", blade is 26.5"; an Arabic dagger with sheath; and a Model 1833 French Naval Cutlass with leather and brass scabbard dated May 1847, #567 on guard, the spine reads "Manufre Rle de Chatellerault May 1847," there are large anchors stamped on  both sides of the blade and an oval cartouche with crown over the letter "L."

Bob & Sallie Connelly Auction of Guns, Swords, Knives, Military, German Memorabilia, Tools on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the Showplace in Binghamton, NYMilitary & German Memorabilia: Including a WWI Prussian infantry, spiked Helmet stamped 1916;  a 1930 Waltham boxed chronometer; a 19th Century copy of an 18th Century George Washington Peace Medal; a framed print of General James H. (Jimmy) Doolittle with autograph; a letter from General Henry (Hap) Arnold to Lt. General J.H. Doolittle, dated April 10, 1945.

German WWII Items, including:
  • A 133-page, 1936 Adolf Hitler Propaganda Book, forward by Goebbels and Goring, with 205 photos by Hitler's personal photographer Heinrich Hoffmann, has paper inside reading "Recovered from bombed out house in Munich 1945."
  • One of a kind scrap book with paper inside reading "Souvenir Book of Berchtesgaden, presented to Lt. Col. George Henderson U.S. Army Commanding at Berchtesgaden in 1945, hand made by Herr Erhard Peltz (a member of Hitler's house staff from 1936 to 1945) and Col. Henderson, house servant in 1945." The book has 39 original photos taken by Peltz. 
  • A Nazi SS Stein, with the name R. Brendel engraved on top, and authentication documents inside verifying that Major Reinhard Brendel was an administrator in 1944 at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp and was later captured by the Russians and executed for war crimes by the Poles.
  • A wooden block (a beam tie) from Hitler's guest house at Obersalzberg, removed in 1988, with documentation and COA on back. 
  • A piece of stone, with COA, that was removed from the front column of the Fuhrerbau (Nazi Party Headquarters) in 1997, while it was under repair.
  • A 40 year Nazi Service Award dated 20 August 1938 for Willy Huth. 
  • A copy of a Knights Cross of the Iron Cross with oak leaves and swords, cross stamped #3 on reverse with oak leaves, no makers mark.
  • A copy of a Black Wound Badge, marked 20 July 1944, no makers mark on reverse, stamped 015, engraved Otto Gunsche.
  • Other Nazi items include coins, stamps and patches. 
  • Other military items include hats, a footlocker, etc. and Civil War spent bullets dug in South Carolina.
Binoculars:  Including a Carl Zeiss 8x30, a Jena 8x30, a Deltrintem, a Steiner 6x30, U.S. Military M19 7x50 (Nash Kelvinator), 1943 M3 6x30 (2 Nash Kelvinators), a Nikon JB7 8x30 8.5°, a Beck Kassel CBS Luchs 7x50, and a Zeiss Promaster.

Cameras: Including Franke & Heidecke Rollei 35 and Rollei 16s; Minox III and Minox B; Konica; Kodak Retina III, Chevron and Medalist II; Mamiya, NC1000s; Zeiss Ikon Contaflex SLR; Asahi Pentax Super; Yashica Lynx 14; Ricoh 500; Leitz Leica and Leicaflex SL with flash; Canon Bell Howell Canonet 19; Nikon EM with 6 extra lenses; and 4 digital cameras.

Tools Selling at 12 Noon: Including 2 table saws, 1 with Vega fence system; 2 generators; a Craftsman radial arm saw; a Craftsman jointer; a Craftsman large stick welder; an electric chain saw & leaf blower; circular saws; buffers; drills; sanders; machinist tools including tool chests; LCD dial indicator; calipers; gauges; gauge blocks; a vise; centering indicator; etc.  Other hand tools include saws; clamps vises; socket sets; wrenches; hand planes; molding planes including Stanley #55 with 3 boxes of heads, in original boxes; much more.

Miscellaneous: A small ornate safe; Adirondack pack basket; Gottlieb's Jungle Pinball Machine; 2 Pachinko Machines.

All items are sold "AS IS” -- no refunds and no returns – with a 13% Buyer’s Premium and a 3% Discount for Cash or Check.

Additional details, photos, and directions are available in the auction brochure (PDF: 278 KB) and in a slim version (71 KB) without photos.

 Absentee and phone bids for this auction can be submitted using the convenient bidform. Bidders must be pre-registered. First-time NYS tax exempt buyers must complete and submit NYS Resale Certificate ST-120

Please Note: Descriptions of the German Memorabilia were provided by the Estate. Please examine items before bidding.

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Auction: 1948 Nash, Car Parts & Steins

Bob & Sallie Connelly will conduct a 1948 Nash, Car Parts And Steins Auction at the Showplace in Binghamton on Sunday November 22, 2015 at 10:00 am, with a preview at 9:00 am.

The auction features an award winning 1948 Nash sedan, and a variety of Nash "New Old Stock" (NOS) and memorabilia. Other items include vintage automotive tools, supplies, accessories, and parts. Also automotive equipment. Many items are NIB or never used. And bicycles and mopeds. Selling after the automotive items are over 150 vintage beer steins. All items are sold As Is, No Refunds, No Returns, with a 13% buyer’s premium and a 3% discount for payment in cash or by check.

Photos of selected items are displayed in the slideshow below and in an AuctionZip Gallery.


Selling at 10:15 am is a 1948 Nash Super 600, Model 4840 with 44,125 original miles, K-231951. The Nash Car Club of America gave this car its "Best All Around Original Vehicle" award for 1988. In original condition, it has never been restored and comes with the original owner's manual.

Also in this auction are parts and memorabilia for Nash, including 2 transmissions, starters, a generator, a Carter carburetor in original box, fuel pumps, 6 clocks, vertical bumper bars, a hood emblem, advertising thermometers, a Nash emblem, etc.

Other automotive-related items include 5 rear view mirrors with clocks, Borg Warner 4-speed transmission parts, 3 early Chevy 3-speed transmissions, oil cans (many full), horns, old and new spark plugs, a double sided Canned Oil sign, dated Feb. 1948, 10.75" x 17.5", over 35 license plates, pre-1940, including 1909-1915 enamel NJ plates, Nash dealer signs and banners, many miscellaneous Nash parts, a Firestone tire display stand with tire, and Peugeot manuals and parts including aluminum wheels -- 2 still in original boxes.

Automotive shop equipment in the auction include a Coats 40-40A tire changer, a Model 7200 Branick strut spring compressor, a hydraulic engine hoist, an engine stand, jacks, a 125,000 BTU Salamander, etc.

The auction includes mopeds and bicycles, including an Astra folding bicycle and a 1971 Puch Maxi moped. Made by the Puch subsidiary of Steyr-Daimler Puch, it can be pedaled when the motor is disengaged.

Selling after the car items are over 150 vintage beer steins including 40 Mettlach: 1107, 2327, 1135, 1188, 1947, 2693, 1786, 2003, 2903, 1300, 2011, 2077, 1526, etc. Other steins include military, figural, character, glass, pewter. All steins sold by order of sale.

Additional details, photos, and directions are available in the Auction Brochure and in the Auction List with the order of sale.

Absentee and phone bids for this auction can be submitted using the convenient bidform. Bidders must be pre-registered. First-time NYS tax exempt buyers must complete and submit NYS Resale Certificate ST-120

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On-Site Real Estate Auction: 4-Bed, 2-Bath Home

Bob & Sallie Connelly will conduct an On-Site Auction of the Real Estate at 42 Fairview Avenue, Binghamton, NY 13904 at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 22, 2015, with Open Houses on Wednesday, January 14 and Monday, January 19, both from 5:00-7:00 pm, and by appointment (call 607-722-9593). The auction will be conducted by Connelly Realty, Robert J. Connelly, Broker and Auctioneer for the Estate of Gail Dombosky. The property comprises a 2-story house in the City of Binghamton on a lot, 40’ front x 103’ deep. The heirs are eager to sell, so the upset (minimum selling) price is only $54,900. The property is selling without reserve ‘AS IS’ (Warranty Deed, No Refunds, No Returns) at a 10% buyers premium.

Photos of the house are displayed in the slideshow below and in an AuctionZip Gallery.



Located in a mature residential neighborhood close to schools, public transportation and highways, this 1900 single family house (zoned 210) is neat, clean and ready for move-in. It has public sewer and water and municipal gas and electric in place. Served by the Binghamton School System, it has a total assessment of $59,900 and total taxes before Star of $1797.

The house, with 1418 sq ft of living space, has new vinyl siding, a new roof, aluminum storm windows with screens, oak floors throughout, and uses gas for a newer forced-air heating furnace and hot water heater. It is selling with a refrigerator, stove, washer and dryer, all "AS IS." There is a detached one-car garage (18' X 12') and asphalt driveway.

The first floor, which includes a covered porch (20' X 7'), has a living room (21'3" x 11'5"), dining room (13' x 11'6"), kitchen (9'6" x 9') and also a large (12' x 15') bedroom, full bath (6' x 6') and a mud room (5'10" x 5'4"). It is over a concrete block basement with poured concrete floor. The second floor has 3 bedrooms (10'3" x 9'10", 10'3" x 11'8", 10'7' x 9'8") and a full bath (9'10" x 7'), and gives access to a walk-up attic.

Additional details, photos, and directions are available in the auction brochure (PDF: 338 KB) and in a slim version (130 KB).

Absentee and phone bids for this auction can be submitted using the convenient bidform. Bidders must be pre-registered. First-time NYS tax exempt buyers must complete and submit NYS Resale Certificate ST-120.

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On-Site Personal Property Auction

Bob & Sallie Connelly will conduct a Personal Property Auction on site at 42 Fairview Avenue, Binghamton, NY 13904 on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 10:00 am with a preview at 9:00 am. All of the items in this auction are selling without reserve AS IS (No Refunds, No Returns) at a 10% buyers premium.

Photos of selected items are displayed in the slideshow below and in an AuctionZip Gallery.

 

This auction, for the Estate of Gail Dombosky, includes a reverse painted Art Deco lamp; a 9' x 17' Saurok rug and 2 other rugs; furniture including a mahogany secretary and a Victorian settee, 3 chests of drawers, an early stenciled doll cradle, and a corner Whatnot; postcard and photo albums;; 500 paperbacks and other books; costume jewelry; a large assortment of china & glasses; 40 pieces of adolescent Edwardian Whites; Endicott Johnson factory photos and other photographs; 2 Indian baskets; a collection of harmonicas; and Scottish Terrier bookends, dated 1929, Hummel.

Additional details, photos, and directions are available in the auction brochure (PDF: 510 KB).

On the same day and in the same location, Bob and Sallie Connelly will auction at 11:00 am the Real Estate consisting of a 2-story 4-bedroom, 2-bath home on a 40 X 103 plot with detached garage. In move-in condition.

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Auction of Farm Equipment, Tools, Guns, Furniture, Ephemera and Personal Property

Bob & Sallie Connelly will conduct a Farm Equipment, Tools, Guns, Furniture, Ephemera and Personal Property Auction on site at 65 Houdlum Hill Road, Binghamton, NY 13905 on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 10:00 am with a preview at 9:00 am. All of the items in this auction are selling without reserve AS IS (No Refunds, No Returns) at a 10% buyers premium.

Photos of selected items are displayed in the slideshow below and in an AuctionZip Gallery.

Equipment and Tools, including a 2010 Kubota BX25 4-wheel drive diesel tractor, with attachments sold separately; a Huskee 6 HP log splitter; a Husqvarna CRT900 tiller; two 5,000 watt generators; a 10 ft jon boat; a utility trailer; Stihl and Royal chain saws; a Die Hard battery charger; a weed wacker; a lawn mower; car ramps; jack stands; floor jacks; a table saw; a bench grinder; a router; a Sawzall; a sander; a right angle drill; two large tool chests; many sockets, wrenches and hand tools; yard tools; boat accessories, etc.

Auction of Farm Equipment, Tools, Guns, Furniture, Ephemera and Personal PropertyFurniture, including a 5-piece walnut sleigh bedroom set; pair of contemporary mission oak end tables; two stands by Art Furniture; a harvest table; a leather 3-piece sectional couch with ottoman by Bernhardt; wrought iron patio furniture; a contemporary oak roll top desk; a large entertainment center, etc.

Ephemera, including one lot of WWII letters, books and photos; Farmer’s Almanacs 1859-1898; Farmer’s Daily Diaries 1888-1944; 2 autographed books; a stampless cover letter, etc.

Miscellaneous, including 5 saddles; a horse drawn sleigh; a World’s Sterling cast iron cook stove; costume jewelry; a Sherwood Newcastle stereo with amplifier and 5-disk CD changer; a Klipsch sound surround system; Samsung 19” TVs; an LG 48” LCD TV, etc.

Guns, etc. Selling at 11:00 am, including a 22 Magnum Ruger New Model pistol; shotguns, including a 12 gauge Ithaca Featherlight and a 12 gauge Eastern Arms Model 9413; 22s, including Winchester 63 and 67 models; a CO2 Bean Bag shooter; 2 pellet rifles; a Schrade scrimshaw 7 knife set; a Case XX limited edition Gulf War knife boxed; other knives, etc.

Buyers of firearms not exempt from Federal Firearms License (FFL) requirements will be charged a $10 fee for a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) search if they don't hold a current FFL. Pre-1892 firearms and those determined to be parts or relics do not require an ATF search.  An FFL gun dealer will be on-site during the auction to process the paperwork.

Additional details, photos, and directions are available in the auction brochure (PDF: 843 KB) and in a slim version (134 KB) without images.

On the same day and in the same location, Bob and Sallie Connelly will auction at noon the Real Estate consisting of the restored Victorian house, 2-car garage, hay shed, 4-stall barn, fenced horse paddock, and storage shed on the 15-acre horse farm.

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On-Site Real Estate Auction: Restored Victorian House on 15-acre Horse Farm

Bob & Sallie Connelly will conduct an On-Site Auction of the Real Estate at 65 Houdlum Hill Road, Binghamton, NY 13901 at noon on Saturday, June 28, 2014, with an Open House on Saturday June 14 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The auction will be conducted by Connelly Realty, Robert J. Connelly, Broker and Auctioneer. The property in the Town of Chenango in Broome County is selling with all mineral and gas rights. It comprises a restored 2-story Victorian house with 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths on a 14.86 acre horse farm and includes a wall oven and microwave, side-by-side refrigerator, electric cooktop and dishwasher. Outbuildings include a garage, horse barn, hay shed and playhouse/storage shed. The opening bid is $159,000. All of the items are selling without reserve ‘AS IS’ (Warranty Deed, No Refunds, No Returns) at a 10% buyers premium.

Photos of the house and the taxmap are displayed in the slideshow below and in an AuctionZip Gallery.


Built circa 1900, this restored Victorian farmhouse in the Whitney Point school district has vinyl siding and a full block basement. The first level features an enclosed 14x8 sun porch, a 20x25 open deck and a 10x20 laid stone patio with water fall. It uses electric thermal storage heating, a well, septic tank, and electric hot water heater. There is a detached 17x17 2-car garage, a 32x10 horse barn with 4 stalls, a 12x14 hay shed, a 10x16 storage shed that looks like a child's Victorian playhouse, and a fenced horse paddock. Zoned rural residential (240), the property pays total taxes of $2,870 on a total assessed value of $81,800 ($26,900 for land).

The first floor includes the carpeted 18x14 living room, a modern 14x11 kitchen, both with fireplaces, and an 8x10 laundry which includes a 1/2 bath. The second floor has a 16x14 master bedroom, an 11x9 second bedroom, both with laminated bamboo flooring, and a 12x8 ceramic tile bathroom.

Additional details, photos, and directions are available in the auction brochure (PDF: 217 KB) and in a slim version (89 KB)

Absentee and phone bids for this auction can be submitted using the convenient bidform. Bidders must be pre-registered. First-time NYS tax exempt buyers must complete and submit NYS Resale Certificate ST-120.

On the same day and in the same location, Bob and Sallie Connelly will auction Farm Equipment, Tools, Guns, Furniture, Ephemera and Personal Property at 10:00 am with a preview at 9:00 am.

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Auction: WWI Museum; Civil War, Indian War Items

Bob & Sallie Connelly will conduct a World War I Museum Civil War and Indian War Auction with over 500 lots at the Showplace in Binghamton on Sunday May 4, 2014 at 10:00 am , with a preview at 8:00 am.

They are auctioning the contents of Billy Pearson’s World War I Museum together with Civil War and Indian War items. Pearson’s Museum contained items he acquired here and in France, Germany and England. Pearson collected many things, from quilts to pre-Columbian art. But it was his collection of World War I items that he kept to the end. (More about Billy Pearson below.)



Photos of selected items are displayed in an AuctionZip Gallery.

WWI ITEMS: 75 Pcs Trench Art including Outstanding Mantle Clock; 23 Helmets with 5 Spiked and Unusual Shield; 23 Caps; 34 Ordnance (shells, bombs, grenades, mortars); 125 Medals, Patches and Insignias and hard to find Navy and Army Zeppelin   Badges; 21 Aeronautical, 2 German Crosses from Biplane, 2 Gun Sights; 8 Optical, 2 Tank Periscopes; 6 Hate Belts; 5 Uniforms, Over 140 Miscellaneous items including Memory Quilt, Horse and Dog Gas Masks,   Breast Armor, 8 WW I Posters, 6 Photo Albums – 1 by an Australian War Correspondent, Assortment of Miscellaneous Photos, 4 Boxed Sets of Stereopticon Cards, Set of Glass Stereoscopic Slides, 3 Oil Paintings, Ephemera including 8 Documents Pertaining to Lt. Leopold Wergo – 1 dated Dec. 23rd 1936 w Adolf Hitler’s signature and Scrap Books.  Over 300 Battlefield Dug Artifacts including Helmets, Knives, Maxim & Lewis, Ordnance.   

SELLING AT BEGINNING OF AUCTION - 80 Civil War & Indian War Items: 7 Swords, 2 Ames Engraved Officer’s, Navel Saber, 1821 Militia Sword, 5 Surgeon’s Kits, 15 Saddlebags and Haversacks, 2 Saddles, 22 Bits, Bridles and Halters, 8 Powder Flasks, Holsters. 

Additional details, photos, and directions are available in the auction brochure (PDF). A description of the lots in the auction is also available (PDFs). 

Absentee and phone bids for this auction can be submitted using the convenient bidform. Bidders must be pre-registered. First-time NYS tax exempt buyers must complete and submit NYS Resale Certificate ST-120

Buyers of firearms not exempt from Federal Firearms License (FFL) requirements will be charged a $10 fee for a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) search if they don't hold a current FFL. Pre-1892 firearms and those determined to be parts or relics do not require an ATF search.

Billy Pearson (1920-2002) was a successful jockey, quiz show contestant, art dealer and collector. Racing thoroughbreds, he won over 800 races. Self-tutored in art, he won the $64,000 Question, and later the $64,000 Challenge. He was a dealer in pre-Columbian art and had an extensive art collection. In 1996 Arts and Antiques magazine named him one of America’s top 100 Collectors. 

A colorful character with a gusto for life, he married six times and wrote an autobiography, Don’t Look Back. He hobnobbed with celebrities, including Andy Williams, Burl Ives, Edward G. Robinson and Audrey Hepburn. He also appeared in films and on TV. For more about Billy Pearson, the showman, collector, and prankster, read The Jockey and the Showman in Vanity Fair (2009).

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Save the Date: Civil War and WWI Museum Auction

Bob & Sallie Connelly will conduct a Civil War and WWI Museum Auction at the Showplace in Binghamton on Sunday May 4, 2014 at 10:00 am with a preview at 9:00 am.

On the block: An extensive Civil War Collection as well as the contents of a World War I Museum. An inventory is being prepared and an order of sale will be available at the auction. All of the items in this auction are selling without reserve AS IS (No Refunds, No Returns) at a 10% buyers premium.

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Absentee and phone bids for this auction can be submitted using the convenient bidform. Bidders must be pre-registered. First-time NYS tax exempt buyers must complete and submit NYS Resale Certificate ST-120.

Buyers of firearms not exempt from Federal Firearms License (FFL) requirements will be charged a $10 fee for a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) search if they don't hold a current FFL. Pre-1892 firearms and those determined to be parts or relics do not require an ATF search.

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