GLENDALE, Ariz. (May 6, 2019) – A large collection of rare militaria, western and Native American collectibles dating from the Civil War through World War II will be sold during a specialty auction at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 10 at EJ’s Auction & Appraisal.
“With the exception of a few pieces, the collection belonged to one man who loved everything relating to the Wild West,” said Erik Hoyer, owner of EJ’s Auction & Appraisal. “He was a big fan of General Custer and he took great care of his collectibles, which included Civil War uniforms, swords, a vintage Plains Indian beaded deer hide war shirt, a circa 1880 U.S. Cavalry dress helmet, a vintage Native American turkey feather headdress and more.”
A free preview will take place Wednesday, May 8 through Friday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Our online bidding is already heating up, with the most interest for the Plains Indian beaded deer hide war shirt,” Hoyer said. “It features human hair “scalp locks” and horse hair tassels and is in very good condition.”
Hoyer also encourages bidders to come to the auction house Friday night.
“While online bidding is convenient, bidding at our auction house not only gives you the chance to examine items before you place your bid, but you’ll pay less with a lower buyer’s premium fee,” he said.
EJ’s Auction & Appraisal is located at 5880 W. Bell Road, in Glendale on the northeast corner of 59th Avenue and Bell Road. The auction house conducts weekly Saturday auctions starting at 10 a.m. in three rings. Online bidding is also available. For details, visit www.ejsauction.com or call (623) 878-2003.