Gold, Guns Take Center Stage at Higgenbotham Auction

Higgenbotham Auctioneers International hosted a Multi-Estate Auction on August 23-24, 2013, at the Rocking H Ranch in Lakeland, Florida. The highlight of the sale was a shipwreck recovery item, a gold Finger Ingot of almost 5 troy ounces selling for more than $9,000.

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Lakeland, FL (PRWEB) September 17, 2013

Higgenbotham Auctioneers International hosted a Multi-Estate Auction on August 23-24, 2013, at the Rocking H Ranch in Lakeland, Florida.

The highlight of the sale was a shipwreck recovery item, a gold Finger Ingot of almost 5 troy ounces selling for more than $9,000.

Featured at event was a trove of treasures recovered by the renowned Mel Fisher of Treasure Salvors, who successfully located the Atocha and several other galleons from the Spanish treasure fleets that were lost throughout the Caribbean and coastal waters of Florida in storms during the early 1700s.

The collection included doubloons and escudo coins that had been lost at sea for more than 300 years. Shipwreck coins exceeded pre-auction estimates by 2.3%.

Internet buyers were challenged by local bidders from all over the state of Florida.

An outstanding collection of guns was offered and sold to buyers from all corners of the nation via the Internet. The highlight was a German Luger that fetched nearly $10,000.

Many antiques and collectible items were won by astute bidders. Numerous tractors and vehicles were also sold at the two-day event.

About Higgenbotham Auctioneers International

Founded in 1959, Higgenbotham Auctioneers is headquartered in Lakeland, Florida and specializes in the sale of corporate real estate throughout the United States and the world by utilizing the auction method of marketing.

Higgenbotham is an alliance partner of NAI Global and enjoys continuing relationships with Fortune 500 clients such as Alcoa, International Paper, Wal-Mart Realty, and Sinclair Oil, as well as many publicly traded and closely held companies.