TOCWOC – A Civil War Blog

History For Sale

Window shoppers like me always enjoy looking at big auctions of historical items. Heritage Auction Galleries is having one that lists a wide collection of American, ranging all the way from pre-Civil War to the Sixties. Indeed one could outfit a nice museum with all the items.

Of interest to Civil War mavens is a number of Custer items, including a well-worn set of his spurs and his personal bible which, unlike its owner, survived the encounter at the Little Big Horn.

There are lots of Lincoln items as well, including many campaign items and several photos, and even a lock of General Lee’s hair. Worth looking at for historical reasons alone, even if (like me) you don’t have the money to buy.

And for disclosure reasons, I have no connection with Heritage at all except to have bid (unsuccessfully) on a few items.


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