Results From Pook & Pook's Firearms And Native American Material Sales

June 9, 2017

Pook & Pook Inc. maintained its stellar sales record with its May 20 Firearms and May 22 Native American material auctions. The sales, which generated sales percentages of 97.7 percent and 99 percent, respectively, came in solidly towards Pook’s projected high estimates and presented bidders with many exciting moments and bidding opportunities.
Several quality items met high expectations, such as Lot 32, a Winchester 1873 third model rifle in rare, seemingly unfired condition, which realized $8,125, and Lot 56, a Beretta 687 EELL Diamond Pigeon shotgun with 20 and 28 gauge barrels, which realized $5,612. The cover lot, a pair of exquisite Henry Nock flintlock, screw barrel pistols, and a Colt Python “Ten Pointer,” also lived up to the fanfare surrounding them, realizing $4,500 and $5,000. Other top performers included Lot 111, a Colt Army Bisley revolver, bringing $2,318, and Lot 119, a 24-carat gold plated and engraved Walther PPKS Collector’s Series pistol, which brought $2,750. One pleasant surprise of the day was Lot 117, a Colt model 1905 semi-automatic pistol. The pre-cursor to the popular 1911, this rare example was sold with a factory letter and estimated between $1,000 and $1,500. It realized $5,368 after an exciting round of bidding, with participants coming in via several absentee bids, three active phone bidders, and spirited participation in the gallery and online.
The Militaria collection of Boyd W. Houck finished strong as well, ending the day’s sale with active bidding on Lot 327, an aluminum Nazi swastika cut from the side of a World War II German airplane, complete with bullet holes and a pencil inscription relating to the victorious soldier. It realized $3,172, selling to a phone bidder.
May 22 brought the Native American online-only auction, which included an assortment of antique and contemporary jewelry, baskets, rugs, clothing, and other American Indian crafts. The small, dedicated auction was well-received and had spirited live bidding on both and Highlights included Lot 2003, two Zuni inlaid bolo ties, realizing $1,437; Lot 2079, an Eduardo Garcia fancy silver-inlayed blue steel bit and spurs set, which brought $1,025; and Lot 2132, a collection of early 20th-century Apache beaded leather items, which realized $2,182.
The success of these and past sales has inspired Pook & Pook Inc. to offer a one-time consignment rate of zero percent on all lots bringing over $2,000 for its next firearms, sporting, and militaria auction, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18.
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