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 Joachim von Ribbentrop's SS armband(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

Slideshow of Mechanical BankClick for a slideshow of the featured items.

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,Guns And German & U.S. Military Memorabilia Auction, Sunday, April 27, 2008 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.

Auction Lots
GunsPDFGuns All 48 lots
BooksPDFBooks All 65 lots
Memorabilia Lots 1-24
Memorabilia Lots 25-49
Memorabilia Lots 50-74

Memorabilia Lots 75-99
Memorabilia Lots 100-124
Memorabilia Lots 125-149

Memorabilia Lots 150-174
Memorabilia Lots 175-199
Memorabilia Lots 200-224

Memorabilia Lots 225-249
Memorabilia Lots 250-274
Memorabilia Lots 275-299

Memorabilia Lots 300-324
Memorabilia Lots 325-354
DocumentsPDFDocuments and Paper All 34 lots

Auction Brochures
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
Bid paddle 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

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Weitsman Stoneware Collection

Bob Connelly will talk about "The Valuation of Stoneware: How to Appraise When There Are No Direct Comparables" on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 6:15 pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 30 Lodge Street, Albany NY 12207 as part of a daylong presentation on The Weitsman Stoneware CollectionWeitsman Stoneware  Collection presented jointly by The Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers and The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

The day's events start at the New York State Museum, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230, where participants will enjoy a Lecture and Tour of the Weitsman Collection, a Backstage Tour of stoneware not currently on exhibit, and a Tour of the Latin American Art Collection on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. These events are free, but registration is required.

The evening events at the Crowne Plaza include a discussion at 5:00 pm by Frederick L. Iusi of "Current Changes in USPAP," Bob's talk after dinner, and a talk at 7:15 pm by Alex Rosenberg on "Latin American and Cuban Art." The seminar qualifies for 6.5 ASA and AAA continuing education credits. Registration is $70 before May 1; $80 after.

For more information and to register, please see the Seminar Brochure and the Registration Form.

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