Centurion Auctions is pleased to bring to market the wartime trophies and personal items of Brigadier General Frederick Appleton Smith (1849 – 1922). All of the items indicated as belonging to Brigadier General Smith have been consigned by the family. Graduating from the United States Military Academy (West Point) in 1873 on through his retirement in 1913, the collection encompasses military, wartime, and personal pieces collected by Smith during the course of his 40-year military career in which he served extensively in the Western Frontier, Cuba, and the Philippines.
Only recently discovered, the extensive WWII War Trophy Firearm & Militaria Collection of Colonel Walter Buie has been stored away within the original boxes and trunks in which the items were shipped back by Buie from his WWII service in both the European and Pacific Theaters. In Europe, Buie was commanding officer of the 272d Infantry Regiment (“Battle Axe Regiment”) of the 69th Infantry Division. Shortly after V-E Day, Buie was transferred to Japan where he served as Chief of Staff for the 25th Infantry Division and was present for V-J Day.
The Civil War Ordnance Collection of Relic Hunter Extraordinaire - Wilbur C. Bedall is expected to generate excitement and interest within the Civil War collecting community when it crosses the Auction Block as part of Centurion Auctions May 28th 2016 Militaria & Firearm Auction. Bedall, a lifelong Civil War Historian and Relic Hunter, assembled one of the finest private Civil War Ordnance & Relic Collections known to exist.
Collection of WWII Veteran Joseph R. Cirillo will come to market in Centurion's March 18th, 2015 Militaria & Firearm Auction. Items in this collection were brought back by Cirillo following the War. The items are consigned by his family, who wish the items to go to collectors who will care for and preserve them for future generations.
Although Coatesville Pennsylvania was founded by Moses Coates in 1787, the civic activities and business acumen of the Pennock family forged an everlasting bond, connecting the family to the growth, development, and success of Coatesville and the surrounding area. Throughout Coatesville, many of the historic markers and buildings are associated with the Pennock family.
A collection of U.S. Civil War era military swords from the late Dr. Darryl E. Kinnison are consigned to sell with Centurion Auctions. Dr. Kinnison's sword collection is a diverse and varied collection of about 75 U.S. Civil War swords. The collection will be brought to market in the November 30th, 2014 Militaria & Firearm Auction.
The Military Collectibles and Firearm Collection of Al Torgan is set to sell with Centurion. Al's collection spans a lifetime, and includes primarily Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War 1, World War II and Vietnam War Militaria and Firearms. The collection is diverse, with all many types of swords, bayonets, daggers, helmets, visors, cloth, uniforms, medals, awards, patches, pins, rifles, pistols, revolvers, percussion, ammunition, documents and reference material. Much of the collection has not been seen in the market for more than 30 years. We are excited and privileged to bring this collection to market.