More Wild West artifacts to hit auction block

Written by Matt Paul and Radio Pennsylvania | Oct 7, 2013 3:05 AM

(New York) -- Seven days were not enough to auction off all of the Wild West artifacts amassed for a failed museum project in the city of Harrisburg.

A two-day, online-only, follow-up auction will be held tomorrow and Wednesday.

Guernsey's Auctions President Arlan Ettinger says the remaining lots include mostly documents, photos and other printed material.

"Much of the material relates to names that people will identify -- like Geronimo, Wyatt Earp, General Grant," he says. "We have rare photography from the Montana Territory."

The city netted about $2.8 million from this summer's Wild West auction.

The event was held on City Island, but Ettinger says most items were sold via the online bidding option. This week's follow-up will be held exclusively online.

Previously, Harrisburg earned $1.7 million from the sale of artifacts through a different auction house in 2007 and 2008.

Published in Harrisburg, News

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