Sunday, June 10, 2012

Annie Oakley Items on Auction reports

Relatives of legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley are offering up a collection of items -- including her Stetson hat, guns, letters and photographs -- in an auction that one expert says hits the mark for its breadth and sentimental value.

On Sunday, Heritage Auctions will offer up about 100 Oakley-related items in Dallas, including a 12-gauge Parker Brothers shotgun that is expected to fetch about $100,000. Two Marlin .22 caliber rifles are expected to sell for more than $20,000 each.
Oakley gained fame in the 1880s and 1890s for her shooting skills as a performer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. She died in 1926 at the age of 66, but has remained a pop culture icon.

1 comment:

  1. I don't buy a gun that I can't shoot or would be too concerned about damaging to shoot. I do hope that whoever gets these will at least put them on display in a museum. She was an exceptional sharpshooter in an age when people respected that, and it would be good to get the message out to today's wimps.