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Navy

Naval forces were paramount in the discovery of new worlds and in maintaining conquered lands. Over time, navies became essential for warfare and for colonization due to the increased speed at which boats could travel compared to foot soldiers. Their equipment was unique to their needs and including cannons, muskets, swords, uniforms, and boots. Often times, antique naval uniforms are adorned with items from the lands the sailor has seen.

Naval collectible can include items of martial concern, including swords, knives, muskets, rifles, and some modern repeating rifles. Other Naval collectibles include a wide variety of different uniforms from around the world, nautical equipment, navigation equipment, and even antique maps.


Quick Facts

  • Colt manufacturing had a long history of producing revolvers with both Army and Navy moniker, each with different features and calibers
  • The compass was invented in 3rd century China. While it did not reach Europe until the 12th century, it was an immediate success and became common on ships shortly after
  • Sharps and Hankins M1862 rifle was popular with Naval forces due to the metallic rimfire cartridge is used. Metallic cartridges were better suited for Naval use due to their moisture resistance

Recommended Items at Auction

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Very Cool United States Navy Mark V Desktop Display Diving Helmet
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Very Cool United States Navy Mark V Desktop Display Diving Helmet
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
$8513 Bids
USN Submariners Medals, Uniform & Document Archive
Apr 27, 9:00 AM EDT
USN Submariners Medals, Uniform & Document Archive
by Karlan's Arms & Antiques
Est: $0- $0
$1753 Bids
Very Cool Royal Navy Collapsible Spyglass Binoculars
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Very Cool Royal Navy Collapsible Spyglass Binoculars
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
$92 Bids
Mixed lot of Russian tunics and more
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Mixed lot of Russian tunics and more
by Schultz Auctioneers
Est: $200- $300
$2752 Bids
Lot of Russian Navy Dress Belts
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Lot of Russian Navy Dress Belts
by Schultz Auctioneers
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
A Blue Angels U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron Action Figure, Dragon, In Original Box
Apr 22, 11:00 AM AEST
A Blue Angels U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron Action Figure, Dragon, In Original Box
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD301 Bid
A ROYAL NAVY GROG TUB, CIRCA 1960
Apr 23, 10:00 AM BST
A ROYAL NAVY GROG TUB, CIRCA 1960
by Charles Miller Ltd
Est: £600- £800
£3001 Bid
Two Identified US Navy Aviators Flight Jackets
Apr 27, 9:00 AM EDT
Two Identified US Navy Aviators Flight Jackets
by Karlan's Arms & Antiques
Est: $0- $0
$451 Bid
A ROYAL NAVY RUM PUMP, PROBABLY GEORGE VI
Apr 23, 10:00 AM BST
A ROYAL NAVY RUM PUMP, PROBABLY GEORGE VI
by Charles Miller Ltd
Est: £200- £400
£1001 Bid
A large double telescope BMT-110 of the Navy, 20th century
May 10, 10:00 AM CEST
A large double telescope BMT-110 of the Navy, 20th century
by Hermann Historica GmbH
Est: €0- €0
€1,0001 Bid
Group of U.S. Navy uniform shirts, pants, hats and more
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Group of U.S. Navy uniform shirts, pants, hats and more
by Schultz Auctioneers
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
AMERICAN REVOLUTION DEPARTMENT OF NAVY PRINT.
May 05, 1:00 PM CDT
AMERICAN REVOLUTION DEPARTMENT OF NAVY PRINT.
by LOST N FOUND RELICS
Est: $300- $700
$500 Bids
AMERICAN REVOLUTION DEPARTMENT OF NAVY COLOR PRINT.
May 05, 1:00 PM CDT
AMERICAN REVOLUTION DEPARTMENT OF NAVY COLOR PRINT.
by LOST N FOUND RELICS
Est: $300- $700
$500 Bids
AMERICAN REVOLUTION DEPARTMENT OF NAVY COLOR PRINT.
May 05, 1:00 PM CDT
AMERICAN REVOLUTION DEPARTMENT OF NAVY COLOR PRINT.
by LOST N FOUND RELICS
Est: $300- $700
$500 Bids
AMERICAN REVOLUTION DEPARTMENT OF NAVY COLOR PRINT.
May 05, 1:00 PM CDT
AMERICAN REVOLUTION DEPARTMENT OF NAVY COLOR PRINT.
by LOST N FOUND RELICS
Est: $300- $700
$500 Bids
AMERICAN REVOLUTION DEPARTMENT OF NAVY COLOR PRINT.
May 05, 1:00 PM CDT
AMERICAN REVOLUTION DEPARTMENT OF NAVY COLOR PRINT.
by LOST N FOUND RELICS
Est: $300- $700
$300 Bids
AMERICAN REVOLUTION DEPARTMENT OF NAVY COLOR PRINT.
May 05, 1:00 PM CDT
AMERICAN REVOLUTION DEPARTMENT OF NAVY COLOR PRINT.
by LOST N FOUND RELICS
Est: $300- $700
$300 Bids
AMERICAN REVOLUTION DEPARTMENT OF NAVY COLOR PRINT.
May 05, 1:00 PM CDT
AMERICAN REVOLUTION DEPARTMENT OF NAVY COLOR PRINT.
by LOST N FOUND RELICS
Est: $300- $700
$300 Bids
AMERICAN REVOLUTION DEPARTMENT OF NAVY COLOR PRINT.
May 05, 1:00 PM CDT
AMERICAN REVOLUTION DEPARTMENT OF NAVY COLOR PRINT.
by LOST N FOUND RELICS
Est: $300- $700
$300 Bids
NAVY INDIVIDUAL MILITARY MERIT CROSS
Apr 21, 9:30 AM CEST
NAVY INDIVIDUAL MILITARY MERIT CROSS
by La Galerie Numismatique
Est: €100- €200
€100 Bids
EXTREMELY RARE EXCAVATED REPUBLIC OF TEXAS NAVY HAT PALTE
May 05, 1:00 PM CDT
EXTREMELY RARE EXCAVATED REPUBLIC OF TEXAS NAVY HAT PALTE
by LOST N FOUND RELICS
Est: $5,000- $10,000
$2,0000 Bids
EXTREMELY RARE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS NAVY SHAKO HAT PLATE.
May 05, 1:00 PM CDT
EXTREMELY RARE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS NAVY SHAKO HAT PLATE.
by LOST N FOUND RELICS
Est: $10,000- $20,000
$2,0000 Bids
EXTREMELY RARE EXCAVATED REPUBLIC OF TEXAS NAVY SHAKO HAT PLATE.
May 05, 1:00 PM CDT
EXTREMELY RARE EXCAVATED REPUBLIC OF TEXAS NAVY SHAKO HAT PLATE.
by LOST N FOUND RELICS
Est: $10,000- $20,000
$2,0000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Navy


Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Hermann Historica GmbH

Hermann Historica GmbH

Karlan's Arms & Antiques

Karlan's Arms & Antiques