Historic Arms & Militaria Auction, May 1st
Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will hold its first-ever Historic Arms & Militaria auction on Saturday, May 1st, at 10 am Eastern time. The sale is well-rounded and will feature more than 400 lots of historic material from the American Revolution through to the modern day, with wonderful objects designed to appeal to beginning and higher-end collectors. “Working with the Bruneau team over the past months to build this auction has been a lot of fun,” said Joel Bohy, director of Bruneau & Co.’s newly created Arms & Militaria department. “The catalog features the collection of Larry Cooley. Larry collected some of the finest U.S. martial arms from the late 18th to the mid-19th century and we’re thrilled to be offering them.” Kevin Bruneau, the president of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, added, “It's an amazing assemblage of historical items, from pre-Revolutionary War right up through our world wars. I've never seen such collections like this, other than in museums. I’m looking forward not just to this auction but to watching the new department grow and seeing what Joel Bohy is going to come up with next.” A circa 1829 Russian M. 1805 12-pound bronze field gun, has a pre-sale estimate of $30,000-$50,000 and is being sold to benefit the acquisition fund of the Massachusetts National Guard Museum, where it was displayed until just recently. The 69 ½ inch long field piece is marked “1829 / Bryansk” on the breech with the foundry name and has plain dolphins on the gun’s top. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com and the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay. Previews of all individual items will be available by appointment only, the week of auction, with limited reserved seating available to serious bidders. To schedule an appointment, call 401-533-9980; or, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The gallery is located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, R.I. All COVID-19 protocols will be enforced. Masks and social distancing are required. To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the inaugural Historic Arms & Militaria auction planned for Saturday, May 1st, at 10 am Eastern time, visit www.bruneauandco.com.
- Joel Bohy