Rhody Treasures
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Not many know the U.S Army’s birthday is coming up on June 14th, so I thought I give a brief history about how our army came to be… The United States Army was officially formed by a … more
If you follow Bruneau and Co on social media, you may remember in December Kev and I took a quick day trip to North Carolina to pick up an epic collection. We didn’t spoil the surprise then, … more
Back in March we picked up a collection of uniforms deaccessioned from a museum. The uniforms had been donated over the years but didn’t meet the mission of the museum, so we brought them to … more
  For nearly a century, two giants have fought to dominate the American toy industry in a never ending battle of creativity and innovation. Those two giants are none other than Hasbro and … more
In today’s collectible toy scene, Star Wars is by far the largest collecting community in my opinion. The love for the force is multigenerational and worldwide, especially since Disney acquired … more
In the 1970’s blockbuster movie Jaws , arguably the most colorful character was the grizzled fisherman, shark hunter, and U.S. Navy veteran Sam Quint. In the film, Quint is portrayed by the … more
In today’s collecting world when it comes to comic books, trading cards, toys, and video games you typically now hear the word “graded” in the same sentence. It’s been over … more
I talk about powder horns a lot here as I’m fascinated by them. Plain or carved, as long as they have a provenance, I get pretty excited when I handle one. A few weeks I ago I had two calls … more
Last week I was enjoying a to-go dinner with the Bruneau Crew before one of our auctions and we started talking about the types of essential pieces everyone should have in their personal collections. … more
On March 5, 1770, five years prior to the start of the American Revolution was the so-called Boston Massacre. A Boston mob surrounded a lone British sentry. The guard was called out and shots were … more
If you are a long-time reader of mine, you will know that one of my passions outside of antiques and collectibles is contemporary art. A couple weeks ago I flew out to Los Angeles for art week, a … more
With K-9 Veteran’s Day approaching on March 13th, I was thinking about the role of our furry friends in conjunction with the military over the years. While I can’t even get my dogs to go … more
I’m not a fan of Las Vegas. I know a lot of folks love to go there and gamble, eat, see shows, and go a bit crazy, but it isn’t for me. That said, every January I go to Vegas for the … more
Technically, Wyverns are cool two legged dragons from European mythology, but that’s not what I am here to write about. Instead, I want to discuss Wyvern the collectible card game, which … more
As if one beautiful 18th century flintlock pistol isn’t enough, having a matched pair is even better! A few weeks ago, I ran into a friend who showed me a pair of mid-18th century French … more
I can confidently say in this past month Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers has taken in the largest and most important comic and toy collection on consignment to date in company history. The … more
Today when we think of some of the interesting or iconic arms of World War II certain examples come to mind. The German G41, G43, STG44, the Russian SVT-38 and 40. In the United States we might think … more
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