Fall 2023 Premier Firearms & Militaria Auction
November 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th, 2023
This auction will feature an outstanding collection of items spanning multiple categories including Modern, Military, Sporting, & Antique firearms & militaria! Below is just a small grouping of select highlights from the massive offering to be featured in this upcoming sale!
INCREDIBLE ARCHIVE CONCERNING “THE CAPTURE OF COCHISE” 1872
Unique archive including firsthand 119 page manuscript account written by Capt. Joseph Sladen concerning the secret General O.O. Howard mission which Sladen was his longtime aide. Four original unique rare photographs of chief participants, all owned by Capt. Joseph A Sladen. The photographs are of Capt. Sladen, Captain Thomas J. Jeffords, & Conception who was Cochise’s personal interpreter. Two 5.5″ x 4.5” tintypes of Capt. Sladen, Gen. O. O. Howard’s aide de camp in 2 views, probably taken at Camp Apache, Arizona. Sladen wears 2 army revolvers, large knife on eagle belt, cavalry tunic in style favored by Custer, tall riding boots with spurs. CONDITION: Both tintypes are fine with good detail. Cabinet card of Capt. Tom Jeffords, “Cochise’s blood brother”, a “Western legend” whose close friendship to Cochise is well documented, photographed with his double barrel hammer shotgun. CONDITION: good overall, light scratching. Probable unique & only surviving cabinet card photo of “Conception” who was stolen as child and raised by Apache’s, he was Cochise’s personal interpreter at the General Howard meeting.