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September 2, 2015

Native American Indian Artifacts And Regalia

Native American Pot of Gold Estate Liquidation Auctions is proud to present an exciting collection of Native American Indian artifacts and regalia. In our Aug 25th on-line only auction and continuing through our Sept 1st, 15th, and 26th 2015 auctions you will find an amazing array of authentic, both historic and contemporary, items that are unique and rare.  (more…)

November 3, 2014

For The Love Of Locomotives…

Iconic Steam Engine Scene

Iconic Steam Engine Scene

Trains…they stir up visions of progress, travel, and even Christmas. Everyone has seen one in their lifetime, and people worldwide hold a reverent and sentimental place for what is probably one of the most iconic creations of the 18th century.

It was 1765 when James Watts invented the steam engine, and nearly a half century later, in 1804, Richard Trevithick took Watts’ idea, and applied it to mass transport, developing the first steam powered locomotive. However it wasn’t for almost another century (60+ years) that the idea to scale down and make “models” of trains was developed.

Since then model trains have become a niche attraction point for people of all ages. For some, “backyard” train sets, large enough to seat people, but small enough to not be considered a commercial operation are a lifetime work in progress, with pieces of track, and scaled down monuments added whenever the “conductor’s” budget allows.  Fortunately for these hobbyists, there are companies that specialize in this, and whose sole purpose is to help keep the dream of owning one’s own train alive and chugging along (Come on…one train pun is okay, right?).  (Read On…)  (more…)

Wagons, Buggies, and Surreys (With The Fringe On Top)…Oh My!

AZ Territory in the 1870s

AZ Territory in the 1870s

Two interesting entrepreneurs…one amazing ranch…a century of history…this is the story of Dutch Joe and Richard Bunger and their attempts to tame part of the truly wild west of Payson Arizona.  And, the next chapter of their story is your opportunity to own piece of History, as Pot Of Gold Auction liquidates nearly 100 wagons, buggies, surreys, stagecoaches, and other rustic and historic items from the Dutch Joe Ranch!

Nearly two decades before Arizona would become an official State, in the late 1800s, a man of German heritage came to the area of Payson, Arizona to stake his claim on the dream that would become the United States.  Joe Meyer, or “Dutch Joe” as he was known, homesteaded a section of land in the northern part of Arizona.  For some 60 years, falling somewhere in the period 1870-1928, “Dutch” Joe created history and legend on his land before he died a somewhat mysterious death at the age of 82.  (Read on…)  (more…)

July 31, 2014

Mark’s Musings About Mint Marks

1922 "Plain" Lincoln Cent

1922 “Plain” Lincoln Cent, Little or No Trace of the D Mint Mark Visible

Did you ever wonder about that little “letter” below the date of obverse side of coins (or found on the reverse of some series)? That “letter” is better known as the “mint mark” designating the origin of the Official Mints or branches where the coin was actually minted (ie., Philadelphia, Denver San Francisco, West Point for modern era coinage and Carson City, Nevada, Charlotte, North Carolina, Dahlonega, Georgia, New Orleans, Louisiana, Washington, D.C.; and even in Manila, Philippines for historical coinage of days past).      Perhaps some background information is needed here…

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August 21, 2013

Remembering an awesome POG Auction Moment! A 150 year old bible is “brought home”! (VIDEO)

Bible

A family reunited with an heirloom

Ann Abbott-Stong and her family traveled all the way from Colorado in hopes of being reunited with the family bible.

This unassuming leather bound book becomes a huge blessing connecting the past with the present:

1864 Family Bible w/ Genealogy & Photos
A Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments which was published by John Edwin Potter in Philadelphia in 1864. In 1868 the Bible was presented to Peter V. Van Arsdale by his father. The Bible contains 768 pages, is leather bound with a metal clasp lock. The pages between the Old and New Testament contain a fascinating family genealogy and family portraits. There are several loose items in the Book as well, a couple of locks of hair, a peacock feather, news clippings, and other items. Book is well worn due to age and use, the leather cover is worn and some of the pages have foxing.

Watch this heartwarming story of how one of our bidders used her love of genealogy to track down the family of which this 150 year old Bible holds the family history.  Grab a tissue and enjoy!

Click for Video: Channel 12 News coverage

Click for Video: Channel 9 News coverage

Click for Video: Channel 12 Interviews Mary Marsh

 
 
 
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