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Pre98 Antiques Collecting Outlook for 2019

Another year has come and gone……a review of our past outlook for 2018 has shown our foresight to be correct; it was a strong year for collecting historical firearms.  Our firm was very busy with several significant collections being taken in and liquidated with a very strong demand that absorbed nearly everything else that we […]

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History

On This Day In History of World War 1

“On the afternoon of this day in 1914, two days after declaring war on Russia, Germany declares war on France, moving ahead with a long-held strategy, conceived by the former chief of staff of the German army, Alfred von Schlieffen, for a two-front war against France and Russia. Hours later, France makes its own declaration […]

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History of the Colt Revolver

“In 1836, Connecticut-born gun manufacturer Samuel Colt (1814-62) received a U.S. patent for a revolver mechanism that enabled a gun to be fired multiple times without reloading. Colt founded a company to manufacture his revolving-cylinder pistol; however, sales were slow and the business floundered. Then in 1846, with the Mexican War (1846-48) under way, the […]

Collecting, New Arrival

Several Major Collections Have Arrived!

We are very pleased to inform you that several outstanding lifetime collections have recently arrived in our office. These are extensive, well curated and are from advanced collectors. There are nearly 200 pistols that are all in prime investment grade condition. Among these acquisitions are an extensive collection of over 50 rare Lugers, a very […]

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History

This Day In History: July, 10 1940

On this day in 1940, the Germans begin the first in a long series of bombing raids against Great Britain, as the Battle of Britain, which will last three and a half months, begins. After the occupation of France by Germany, Britain knew it was only a matter of time before the Axis power turned its […]

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The Battle of Normandy

“During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches […]