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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2021 4:07 p.m. PST

…for $1,150,000 USD

"Premier auctions of Rock Island Auction Company always contain firearms that once belonged to prominent historical figures. The May 2021 Rock Island Premier Firearms Auction was no exception but it was rather exceptional as a truly unique lot was consigned to it. Lot #125 contained two flintlock pistols and other items that belonged to a founding father Ė Alexander Hamilton. The May 2021 Premier Auction ended just recently and these artifacts of American history were sold for $1,150,000. USD

This pair of pistols was presented to Alexander Hamilton by Major General Philip Schuyler, Alexander Hamilton's father-in-law, after the Battle of Saratoga (1777). Hamilton was likely carrying these pistols during the Siege of Yorktown (1781), one of the last major battles of the American Revolutionary War. Besides the pistols, the lot also contained Alexander Hamilton's field service epaulettes which he wore while serving under the command of George Washington…"

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