Civil War Items Sale Day 2

by Redding Auction Service
January 16, 2022 10:30 AM EST
Live Auction

318 Lots

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Redding Auction Service

Location: Gettysburg, PA, US

Phone: 717-334-6941

Payment

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  • Accepts online payments
Accepted Forms of Payment: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Personal Check, Visa

Shipping

Pick-Up is available at our location of 1085 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325.
Our Staff will contact you 1-3 days after the auction in order to arrange the final payment, packaging & shipping method. Packing & Shipping costs are an added expense. Redding Auction Service Inc./Going Postal-Gettysburg (3rd Party Shipper) will facilitate packaging & shipping where feasible.
We do no attempt to make money on shipping but neither do we wish to lose money on shipping.

Day 2: Redding Auction Service Inc. proudly presents this lifelong Civil War collection of the late Larry Witmer from Manchester (York County), PA. This one-of-a-kind collection was acquired between the 1950s to 1990s by Larry and his father Harvey “Pud” Witmer through attending auctions, gun shows and mostly buying from private collectors. This collection has never seen the light of day until this two-day auction! As you look through this catalog, or the items in person, or the thousands of photographs on our website, you will see the great detail that Larry and his father put into acquiring this collection regarding the condition, originality and rarity of the items. Larry Witmer proudly served his country from 1958-1962 in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Hancock and then the USS Ticonderoga CVA-19 aircraft carriers. After his discharge from the Navy, he joined the Central Penn Antique Arms Association and was a member until 2021. Larry’s passion for history and historical correctness leads one to believe as to why he acquired his reproduction 3” ordnance cannon and reproduction 6 pounder cannon. In 1972, Larry, his father and other relatives organized the Civil War re-enactment group known as the: 1st Conewago Independent Light Artillery. This team throughout the years consisted of family and friends who had a great interest in the Civil War and took great measure to ensure every detail of authenticity. For over 30+ years, the 1st Conewago Independent Light Artillery under Larry’s leadership attended numerous re-enactments, ceremonial presentations, Memorial Day parades, Remembrance Day parades and giving demonstrations at local schools. Redding Auction Service Inc. is very honored to have been chosen to be able to bring this one-of-a-kind collection to historic Gettysburg! This auction offers items for the beginner collector to the most advanced collector who has interest in the Civil War and its history. Larry Witmer’s family hopes that the items you buy in this auction bring you as much joy as it did for Larry with his personal collection. Thank you, Pat Redding
Buyer's Premium
$0+: 15.0%
Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
$0 $99 $5
$100 $299 $10
$300 $999 $25
$1,000 $2,999 $50
$3,000 $4,999 $100
$5,000 $14,999 $200
$15,000 + $500

Conditions of Sale

Payment: For this auction, Online Payment may not be an option due to Invaluable/AuctionZip payment processors terms of service. PAYMENT is due at the end of the auction and becomes overdue 5 business days after you receive your invoice. If you are a winner you will be notified by our staff after the auction. You will receive an invoice from us within 1-3 business days. It will arrive in your regular email (not the message systems of Invaluable or AuctionZip.) Be sure to check your email SPAM folder if your invoice has not arrived. Bidder cards may be charged 4 days after an invoice has been sent.

Shipping Terms: Pick-Up is available at our location of 1085 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325.
Our Staff will contact you 1-3 days after the auction in order to arrange the final payment, packaging & shipping method. Packing & Shipping costs are an added expense. Redding Auction Service Inc./Going Postal-Gettysburg (3rd Party Shipper) will facilitate packaging & shipping where feasible.
We do no attempt to make money on shipping but neither do we wish to lose money on shipping.

Buyer's Premium: There is a BUYER'S PREMIUM on each lot purchased via Invaluable/AuctionZip. The buyer's premium is 15%.

Taxes: TAXES: 6% Pennsylvania Sales Tax will be charged for items shipped to Pennsylvania addresses. If buyer provides a copy of a valid Pennsylvania resale license, state taxes will not be charged. Buyers from outside of the U.S. may be subject to customs and importation fees levied by their country. Payment of such fees is the responsibility of the buyer and is not a basis for refusing or returning a purchase for refund.

Condition: 1. The items descriptions for this specialty auction were described and catalogued to the best of our ability. We take a lot of pride in taking as many photographs as possible of the individual lots. Hence, we let our pictures "do the talking". So, take your time looking over the pictures of the lots you are interested in. We highly advise that you inspect the items personally for accuracy, originality, and condition. If you cannot inspect the items personally, we recommend that you look at our digital catalog found on our website so you can see the detailed photos of the specific lots you are interested in. You can also call our office at 717-334-6941 and speak to one of our staff so that they can look over the items you are interested in and discuss any questions or concerns that you may have so that you feel confident in bidding on your chosen item(s). Note: We recommend you call the week of the auction, January 10th-14th for condition reports.

2. It is the sole responsibility of you as the bidder to satisfy yourself on the age, originality, authenticity, and condition of the lot before bidding by either live-in person, absentee, phone or internet bidding. Absolutely No Refunds!

3. We are not responsible for any typographical errors.

4. No Reserves. All Items will have new owners.

5. The Auctioneer is the sole determinant of who is the successful bidder.

6. We offer four methods of bidding in this auction.
A. Live-In House - You are present in person for the auction
B. Phone Bidding - All requests for phone bidding should be made by Friday, January 14th, 5:00 PM EST, prior to the day of the auction so we can incorporate you into our phone bid schedule. Our staff will call you Two - Five lots prior to the lot that you are interested in. You will be able to hear the auctioneer so you can bid as you are here in person through our staff.
C. Absentee Bidding - All absentee bids must be received by Friday, January 14th, 5:00 PM EST, prior to the day of the auction. Our staff will bid for you just like you were live in the audience. Our Live-In House audience takes precedence, and we allow our audience to start the bidding process and then we will activate your bid if applicable unless we have more than one absentee bid on that item (i.e. We have a bid for $500 and one at $800, the bidding will start at $600). A lot of times our bidder will get their items for less than the amount they left as their maximum bid. Feel confident when leaving your absentee bid.
D. Internet Bidding - Internet bidding will be available through, ProxiBid.com, Invaluable.com and AuctionZip.com at their terms and subject to a 15% Buyer's Premium.

Please Note: If bidding by 6B, 6C, 6D you acknowledge all the terms and conditions of this auction and understand that we do our best to execute all bids correctly. However, errors are made at times and unforeseen technical difficulties can be an issue. In the event of such an error, at no point will the auctioneer be held liable. Once the auctioneer says "Sold" on that lot, you are the new owner. You are responsible for payment in full. Our staff will contact you One-Three days after the auction to arrange the final payment, packaging, and shipping method. (Packaging and Shipping costs are an added expense). Redding Auction Service Inc./Going Postal-Gettysburg (3rd Party Shipper will facilitate packaging & shipping where feasible.

There is No Buyer's Premium if you bid using method A, B, and C.

7. Any/all announcements made day of sale take precedence over any printed matter