Big bucks, little boxes: Insane prices for antique shotgun boxes…

Peters Cart. Co., Target, 28 GAUGE!, 2pc., FULL & SEALED, shot size No. 4
Peters Cart. Co., Target, 28 GAUGE!, 2pc., FULL & SEALED, shot size No. 4

How much would you pay for a box of 28 gauge ammo? At Ward’s Auctions May 2013 sale,

someone’s answer to that question was around $3,500. Of course, this wasn’t for  just any box of  28s. It was a full & sealed box of antique Peter’s Cartridge Co. 28 gauge Target shotgun shells, and it was in mint original condition. Below is some more info about that lot, plus a few other highlights of the sale:
Winchester, PHEASANT BOX, REPEATER, 28 GAUGE: 1pc., Empty, Multi-colored PHEASANT BOX!!! Loading: R236C 1 3/4 – 5/8 – 6, 2 1/2 inch, box is very nice with great color, bottom flap is glued to inside flaps, HARD TO FIND IN 28 GAUGE! Grade: Excellent – Value: 1000 to 2000. Hammer: $1500

Winchester, PHEASANT BOX, REPEATER, 28 GAUGE
Winchester, PHEASANT BOX, REPEATER, 28 GAUGE
Western, FIELD, 28 GAUGE!, 2pc., FULL & SEALED, Shot Size 4
Western, FIELD, 28 GAUGE!, 2pc., FULL & SEALED, Shot Size 4

Western, FIELD, 28 GAUGE!, 2pc., FULL & SEALED: Shot Size 4 Chilled, buff box with multi colored label picturing single Quail in the grass, box is solid with great label, VERY RARE IN 28 GAUGE!!! Grade: Excellent – Value: 500 to 1400. Hammer: $1738

Peters Cart. Co., Target, 28 GAUGE!, 2pc., FULL & SEALED: Ahot size No. 4Ch., buff box with multi colored label picturing quail in flight, Loading: No. 3974. 14 Grs. 5/8 Oz. No. 4Ch. Dense Smokeless, box is STONE COLD MINT. Grade: MINT – Value: 500 to 1000. Hammer: $3120
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