Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 19: New Haven Arms Co./Volcanic Repeating Arms Advertising Poster

Auction Date: May 13, 2022

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $5,000

New Haven Arms Co./Volcanic Repeating Arms Advertising Poster

Manufacturer: None
Model: None
Type: Other
Item Views: 428
Item Interest: Average
Catalog Page: 26
Class: Other

The headline of the poster reads "VOLCANIC/REPEATING FIRE ARMS,/MANUFACTURED BY THE/NEW HAVEN ARMS COMPANY,/NEW HAVEN, CONN./(PATENTED, 1854.) The advertisement praises Volcanic pistols and rifles for their modernity and expresses their superiority over cap and ball revolvers. It also shows a price list for the different models as well as two testimonials of Volcanic Arms in sea service. It is dated "October, 1859". The poster measures 12x18 1/2 inches and is stored between two sheets of plexiglass. Provenance: The Dr. Gerald Klaz Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine. The poster shows very little wear and is completely legible. There are slight areas of discoloration in the top left corned and underneath the price list with one faint fold line in the center.

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