Today we’d like to share with you more information on Civil War items consigned to the January 10th auction and to also highlight some items consigned by a Civil War reenactor who had played a role in the motion picture ‘Glory.’
‘Glory’ is a 1989 American drama war film directed by Edward Zwick and starred Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. The film was about the first formal unit of the Union Army during the American Civil War to be made up entirely of African-American men who served under Colonel Shaw, its white commanding officer. They were the first unit of what became known as the United States Colored Troops. The film won three Academy Awards including Denzel Washington for Best Supporting Actor.
Most of the filming took place primarily in Massachusetts and Georgia. Opening segments, meant to portray the Battle of Antietam, were volunteer military reenactors. Our consignor and her late husband were part of the reenactor cast. They served with the 3rd US Infantry based in Waldof, MD.
Items from her personal collection include but not limited to are: Original Civil War Uniform, their personal photo album of scenes from Glory while filming in Georgia, a large Glory motion picture Cinema Display, and miscellaneous documents related to the motion picture.
Also included in this auction are other Civil War and U.S. military relics listed below: various U.S. Uniforms, Helmet, Canteen, Horse Feed Bag, Medals including Bronze Star & Grand Army of the Republic, Buttons, McClellan Saddles, Coast Guard Hat & Jacket, Coast Guard In-
Service Silk, US State of NY Box Plate/Buckle Plate, Trench Art, Tin Types, Token from Admiral Dewey’s Propeller 1898 and photographs. These items can be viewed in our Gallery Section at the following link: Click or paste this link to view the Gallery Section: http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/auctionlist.cgi?vuid=8694
The January 10th auction will be held at the Eagleswood Fire Hall located at 219 Railroad Avenue in West Creek, NJ. The order of sale will begin with a preview at 8 a.m., Box Lot Items at 9 a.m., Cataloged Items at 10 a.m. followed by Table Items and Furniture.
The January 2015 auction filled up quickly. We are now scheduling appointments for our Spring 2015 multi-estate auction which is now set to be held on Saturday, March 21. If you are considering consigning to our sale, please don’t hesitate to contact us. There’s no fee for us to come out and preview items you wish to sell and you’re under no obligation. Don’t delay.
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