Affiliated Auctions Hosts A Winter Three Day Auction!

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Affiliated Auctions will conduct a three-day winter auction March 2nd through the 4th featuring more than 1000 items.

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Affiliated Auctions, North Florida & South Georgia's Premier auction house, will hold a three day winter auction event on March 2nd - 4th, 2012.

Friday, March 2nd, the auction will begin at 6 pm, offering a wide variety of items from jewelry to militaria. With over 200 lots, this Friday night auction promises to have something for everyone.

Saturday, March 3rd, Affiliated Auctions will host its Military and Firearms auction starting the bidding at 10 am. Highlights of the military auction include over 130 firearms, including both antique and sporting arms; an incredible collection of edged weapons from various eras; and a large collection of military uniforms from various military conflicts including the Indian War, the American Civil War, World War I, and World War II.

The sale will feature an American Civil War original metal constructed prototype model, dated 1861, with "NY NY Navy Yard" stenciled on base of removable turret. The model, from a well-established collector in North Georgia, bears a strong resemblance to the USS Monitor, with turret boasting twin Dahlgren Shell Guns. The auction will also include a 19th Century breech loading swivel cannon, which features Liege, Belgium proof marks, and an 18th Century flintlock blunderbuss. Civil War collectors will be delighted to find a large collection of both Union and Confederate buttons for sale, as well as an 1860 pattern Confederate square belt buckle.

Firearms enthusiasts will enjoy the large collection of guns included in the March third gun auction including everything from a Commemorative edition Auto Ordinance 1911 .45ACP pistol to a Colt Single Action Army revolver. Interesting for both its historical significance and as a firearm, the sale features a pre-Civil War manufactured Colt 1849 Pocket Model .31 caliber revolver, carried throughout the entirety of the war as the personal side arm of Captain Loomis L. Langdon of Battery M, 1st US Field Artillery.

On Sunday March 4th Affiliated Auctions will host its Fine Art and Antique auction starting the bidding at 12 noon. The sale will feature original artworks from a diverse array of artists including C. P. Cranch (American, 1813-1892), J.G. Brown (American, 1831-1913), George E. Hopkins (American, 1855-1924), Saul Steinberg (Romanian, American, 1914-1999), and Rufino Tamayo (Mexican, 1899-1991). Art connoisseurs will also be interested in the pen and ink, hand signed Picasso drawings up for auction. Roseville collectors will appreciate the Imperial pattern jardiniere with matching pedestal dating from about 1916, and general ceramic collectors will marvel at the hand painted vase attributed to late actor James Dean. The sale also includes high end jewelry including a brilliant round cut diamond ring featuring over two carats of diamonds, numerous estate pieces including several from a prominent Atlanta doctor’s estate, and much more. Numerous Rolex watches will be auctioned including a Men's Rolex Oyster-Perpetual GMT Master II watch. More auction highlights include sterling silver Fisher tea pot and sugar urn, Plains Indian original antique beaded breast plate, coins, and currency.

Preview will take place Monday through Friday, February 27th through March 2nd, 9 am to 5 pm. Affiliated Auctions and Reality is located at 2500 Apalachee Boulevard. For more information on military auctions or military rifles for sale, visit http://www.affiliatedauctions.com or call 800-877-6180.

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