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Articles - January - 2023 Issue

The Wild West Lives on at One of a Kind Auctions

Highlights from One of a Kind Collectibles' auction ending January 26th

You can read about history and sometimes you can be part of it!  One of a Kind Auctions is offering 250 lots that not only reflects but also influenced history.  Take a meander!


Bidding is open and the sale starts to close at 8:00 pm EST on January 26th.


The most iconic photo from the Wild West is about to make history. For over a century, the Wild Bunch legend has captivated Americans with its gripping tale of wild western outlaws and daring Pinkerton detectives. Now, an incredible opportunity is available for one lucky individual to own a piece of wild west history - the iconic original photo used to capture and track down the notorious Wild Bunch.


This legendary original Wild Bunch photo showing Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid and their gang used by the Pinkerton detectives during their search for the two outlaws and the Wild Bunch Gang is one of the featured items in an upcoming rare Historical autograph and memorabilia sale.


The Internet-only auction is being conducted by One of a Kind Collectibles. Buyers can register and bid now, at www.oakauctions.com. The sale has over 250 lots, many signed by historic figures.


Here’s a link to lot 1 for lots of fun!  www.oakauctions.com/catalog.aspx 


The Founder of the auction house David Gindy said: “This original photo of the “Wild Bunch” is truly historic and changed the history for theses famous outlaws. It gave the Pinkerton detectives the break they were looking for, to hunt down the notorious train robbers. What makes this photo even more important, is it is believed to be the actual original working photo the Pinkertons used to create their reward broadsides at the time!”  David Gindy, the founder of One Of A Kind Collectibles LLC. in 1994, is a leading dealer in guaranteed-authentic original historical autographs, letters, art, documents, photographs and manuscripts.


If you a collector or an auction enthusiast there are a many exciting pieces in the upcoming auction. In addition to the Wild Bunch photo, there are presidential and historical signed pieces up for grabs. These include signed documents and letters from George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, John Hancock, Alexander Hamilton, George Custer, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee and even Sitting Bull!


These pieces are perfect additions to any collection.


If you’re looking for aviation autographs from Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh or artworks from famous artists such as Picasso or Dali (including a fine Walt Disney Signed Mickey Mouse Cell), then this is your chance! Other featured items include Charles Dickens and Mallarme literary autographs as well as entertainment and music highlights including signed pieces from The Beatles to Gershwin and Audrey Hepburn to the Three Stooges.


For sports fans out there don’t miss out on a rare 1909 Ty Cobb graded 8 tobacco card along with other signed bats, footballs, baseballs etc . This is an excellent opportunity to get your hands on some rare sports memorabilia!


This upcoming auction offers something special for every kind of collector out there! Anyone interested in historical artifacts or memorabilia is encouraged to join this rare opportunity to take home a piece of history and the exciting stories each piece tells. Be sure to mark your calendar for January 26th and get ready to bid for some truly One Of A Kind pieces!                                          

For more information about this auction and how to register, please visit our website at www.Oakauctions.com. Don't miss out on your chance to add a piece of history to your collection!

Rare Book Monthly

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