Saturday, August 25, 2007
We're here at the Indy 1500 show in Indianapolis - it's a great event, very organized and well attended. We've already accepted quite a bit of consignment, so much in fact that we've had to store it in the van. There's more coming in, too.
We're also going to go check out a civil war collection off-site at some point. Check back for details!
There are some really nice firearms for sale at this show. It's great to live in a country where you can attend an event like this. If you're in the area, come on down and see us. If you can't make it out right now, here are the dates for their future shows:
Nov. 2, 3, and 4 - 2007
Jan. 11, 12, and 13 - 2008
Mar. 14, 15, and 16 - 2008
May 30, 31 and June 1 - 2008
Aug. 22, 23, 24 - 2008
Visit www.indy1500.com for more information!
Here's a pic I just took - I won't bother with more as it's really hard to tell one gun show from another unless you're walking the floor...
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
August has been a busy month here at Manion's International Auction House. Guy has been a road warrior lately, driving all of the country meeting with advanced collectors and picking up truckloads of consignment. It's not letting up for him anytime soon either.
He's heading out to the National WWI and WWII show in Richmond, Virginia on August 18 and 19. this should be a great event. It's held in conjunction with the National Civil War and Antique Arms show. He'll be picking up consignment at the event as well as while he's on the road. If you have consignment you'd like him to pick up, give us a call at 866.626.4661 and we'll try to set something up! Check out the website for the event here.
Jody and Andrew are heading out the following week to attend the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is the first time we've attended this event in quite some time, and we're really looking forward to it. Again, if you have consignment you'd like us to pick up, give us a ring!
We've been taking in quite a bit of stuff lately, as those of you who have been watching the auction can tell, it's a great time to buy and sell with Manion's.
Here is a video project highlighting some recent items closing on Manion's auction. It's somewhat of a prototype for future productions - let us know what you think!
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Our own Pat McWilliams has an interesting take on the matter:
The right to keep and bear arms finds practical expression in the sale and purchase of firearms parts, ammunition and accessories. This trade, though subject to reasonable or at times unreasonable restrictions, remains nevertheless, legal. It is an enjoyable hobby for some, a source of income for others, and for many, the manifestation of their natural right to defend themselves, their family, and their community.
It is all too common today to blame anyone and anything for the acts of a few deranged or criminally evil persons, other than the criminal himself. When a lunatic runs amok on a campus full of people, forbidden by law to protect themselves, the press places the responsibility on the National Rifle Association. Even more illogically, eBay blames itself.
I can’t begin to understand the psychology of someone who seeks to impose on himself a sense of guilt for the violent actions of someone he doesn’t even know, and over whom he has no control or influence. I don’t really want to understand. How to reeducate several generations of people infected with this warped logic is beyond my capability, especially since they have by definition abandoned common sense or even the animal instinct of self preservation.
For those of you who haven’t, Manion's International Auction House is still a place you can buy, sell, trade your brass, loading tools, firing pins, gun parts, and related merchandise, along with unexpurgated and unrevised historical artifacts. To build a better future, we must learn from the past. It wasn’t always pretty, but ignoring it or changing it will not serve us or those who come after us.
Thank you, eBay for expanding our customer base.
Monday, August 06, 2007
Thanks for making our August, 5th 0% bidder's coimmission auction another success. We've had a few of them recenty and they just keep getting better and better. It's a win/win - we get to clear out some inventory and you get auction items without having to pay bidders commission. I'd expect to see more in the near future.
We need the room! We have quite a bit of consignment coming in, as you've noticed if you've been following the auction. There's more on the way, too. Some great stuff - US, German, Japanese, many other countries and collectibles, too.
There's something else. Probably the biggest item we've ever had on the auction. There were some rumors going around at the Badger militaria show - so the word is out there...but I'm hesitatnt to tell more about it until I know for sure - but it's BIG.
Speaking of the Badger militaria show, here's a few pictures from the event. We had a great time up there - count us in for next year!
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Here's a look at our upcoming show schedule (this information can also be accessed on our home page - www.manions.com - on left side of the page):
The National WWI & WWII Show
In Conjunction With
National Civil War & Antique Show
Aug 18-19, 2007
The Indy 1500 Gun & Knife Show
Indiana State Fairgrounds
Aug 24 - 26, 2007
Aug 31 - Sep 2, 2007
2007 Militaria Antiques Xtravaganza
Oct 5 - 6, 2007
Also, I'd like to remind you all about our Trendline Online Article Archive, which can also be found on the tool bar on the left side of the homepage. We're gathering articles, old and new, and publishing them online for research and information. There are some great ones out there written by advanced collectors from around the world.
Thanks again for your continued support!