Guns And German & U.S. Military Memorabilia Auction
Bob & Sallie Connelly will conduct a Guns And German & U.S. Military Memorabilia Inventoried Auction at the Showplace in Binghamton on Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 10:00 am with a previews at 8:00 am and on Saturday, April 26 from 5:00-8:00 pm.
We are selling two major collections: the Estate of Robert (Bob) E. Doering an internationally known collector of German World War II memorabilia, and items from the Estate of Earl Steinbrecher, which were found in a trunk in his attic. One of the more unusual items in this sale is the armband of Joachim von Ribbentrop, Hitler's Foreign Minister from 1938 until 1945, who was executed after the Nuremberg trials.
The auction comprises over 500 lots in the following order of sale, with approximate starting times:
10:00 Guns, 48 lots
10:45 Books, 65 lots
11:45 Military Memorabilia, 354 lots
Intermittently: Documents and Paper, 34 lots
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Selling AS IS without reserve, with a 12% Buyer's Premium, are Long Guns, including Winchester Model 1864, 71, 1873, 1892, 94 and 1895, Browning, Stevens, Remington, Marlin and Colt Lightning 22; Books, including over 70 reference books, some out of print, such as Exploring The Dress Daggers of the German Army by Thomas T. Wittmann, Uniforms & Traditions of the Luftwaffe, Vol II by John R. Angolia & Adolf Schlicht, and Reichpaper: A Guide to Civil and Paramilitary Identification and Membership Documents of the Third Reich, Vol I by Bruce Eric Kipp, autographed by author; Military Memorabilia, including 16 Swords, such as SS, Luftwaffe, Naval Officer, and Samurai, 26 Daggers and Bayonets, such as Naval and Army Officer's Dress, SS, SA, RAD, and Luftwaffe, and Badges and Metals, such as War Merit Crosses, Luftwaffe Badges, Luftwaffe Squadron Clasps, Naval Badges, Army Crosses and Badges and Assorted Commemoratives and Sport Badges and Metals; and Documents and Papers, including the document for Iron Cross 1st class 1939, Oberfeldwebel Christian Reisser, Gefechtsstand 20 Dezbr 1944, Document for Pilot School, Oberfeldwebel Christian Reisser, Flugzeugkührefschule, A/B 113 Brünn, Wien, 25 Februar 1941, and the Document for Pilot Gefreiten Christian Reisser Berlin 27 Juli, 1937.
|Guns||All 48 lots|
|Books||All 65 lots|
|Documents||All 34 lots|
Additional details, photos, directions and the order of sale are available in the four PDF format auction brochures which include directions, terms, lots, and the order of sale: guns brochure (26 kb), books brochure (39 kb), memorabilia brochure (93 kb), and documents and paper brochure (25 kb).
A paper catalog is also available, and can be purchased at the door for $5.00 by itself or with a post sale list of realized prices for $6.00. The catalog and post sale list may also be purchased by mail for $7.00.
Absentee and Phone Bids
Absentee and phone bids must be submitted by 5:00 pm, Friday, April 25, 2008, and will only be accepted if pre-registered using our online bid form. Phone bidders are urged to submit a backup a backup absentee bid in case we cannot reach you at the time of the sale.
Post Sale List
A post sale list of prices for the Guns And German & U.S. Military Memorabilia Auction is available in PDF format [16 KB]. Post Sale List