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A Loose Artifact of Jefferson Davis

10-21-16 By Joel Kolander The history and political contributions of Jefferson Davis are well-documented so they will not be recounted here. Instead, attention will be...Read More
10-21-16

Samuel Colt and the Charter Oak Guns

10-14-16 By Joel Kolander If asked to talk about the Charter Oak, or Charter Oak guns, few Americans aside from Connecticut residents, American history professors,...Read More
10-14-16
Loveless Custom Knife Auction

Blades Gun Collectors Should Love

09-02-16 By Joel Kolander It  may be the understatement of the year to say that Rock Island Auction Company sells a few guns, and if...Read More
09-02-16
Teddy Roosevelt gold monogram

Theodore Roosevelt's Hunting Knife

08/25/2016 By Joel Kolander [caption id="attachment_11003" align="aligncenter" width="1061"] Lot 1020: Family Descendant Documented Historic J. Russell & Co. Hunting Knife Masterpiece Presented to U.S. President...Read More
08-25-16
Ira Paine's silver Winchester 1866

The Silver Winchester of Ira Paine: "Master Shooter of the World"

08/12/2016 By Joel R. Kolander [caption id="attachment_15333" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Lot 3014: Documented Extremely Rare Exhibition Panel Scene Factory Engraved German Silver Frame Winchester Model 1866...Read More
08-12-16
Buck Taylor and his Colt SAA

Buck Taylor: The True King of the Cowboys

June 17, 2016 By Joel Kolander [caption id="attachment_16000" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Lot 3078: Documented Historic First Generation Colt Single Action Army Revolver Owned by the "King...Read More
06-17-16
RIAC on Instagram

Rock Island Auction's Social Media Pages

06-10-2016 By Joel Kolander Here at Rock Island Auction Company, we try to keep people abreast of what we're doing via social media, or at...Read More
06-10-16

German Lugers-The Golden Luger: A Gift Between Two Nazis.

04-08-16 By Joel Kolander Luger Collectors, history is a funny thing. As hard as we humans try to document it, the facts of the matter...Read More
04-08-16
What is a wheellock?

What is a Wheellock?

04-01-2016 By Joel Kolander [caption id="attachment_16025" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Lot 1297: 17th Century Italian Masterpieces: Beautiful, Important and Well Documented High Art Pair of Mannerist Relief...Read More
04-01-16