Civil War-era items include a veteran's rifle; a campaign ribbon from Lincoln's first election; a sterling-silver flask; a lap desk made by Dr. Samuel Mudd, who treated John Wilkes Booth; a soldier's engraved pocket watch; an 1864 Lincoln/Johnson campaign poster and a Confederate-era schoolbook.
Items include a set of 1814 naval-history books from John Adam's personal library; an electronic cigar-box guitar signed by rocker Sammy Hagar; a 1901 coin sorter; and a restored 19th-century racing sulky.
Items include a Japanese animatronic "speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil" monkey; a painting that reveals Glenn Ford's love affair with Marilyn Monroe; an 1800s wooden oil barrel; and a Chinese Ming Dynasty kuan banknote.
Items include a pair of boots worn by Elton John; a James Bond Aston Martin toy car; a 44 B.C. Julius Caesar Roman coin; vintage Pez dispensers; a 16th-century book that belonged to Sir Isaac Newton; a collection of Viking copper and gold; and an aphorism signed by Mark Twain.
Items from Hollywood include a termination letter from 20th Century Fox to Marilyn Monroe; a life-size replica of the "Creature From the Black Lagoon"; a '51 Chevy convertible driven by Steve McQueen in his final film, a collection of unpublished photos of Paul Newman; a prop shield used in 1963's "Cleopatra"; and a whip supposedly from the Indiana Jones film franchise.
Items include a 40-year-old Bob Dylan album; molds of Joe DiMaggio's and John McGraw's Baseball Hall of Fame busts; a book printed by Benjamin Franklin; a suit worn by James Brown; a collection of autographs from Gemini space-program astronauts; and a football program from the first NFL championship game.
Items include a violin with million-dollar potential; a document signed by John Hancock; a rare Picasso lithograph; a Barber dime possibly worth $400,000; a business card from outlaw John Wesley Hardin; and an unopened antique treasure chest.
Items include an original sketch of the Marine Corps War Memorial; a Poison platinum disc signed by Bret Michaels; a Roman oil lamp from the 1st century; and a military certificate from the Vietnam War.
Rare items from the shop's history, including a 1969 Beach Bomb Prototype Hot Wheels; a first-edition Revolutionary War military protocol manual; an induction motor developed by Nikola Tesla; a $150,000 Star Wars Boba Fett action figure. Also, a 19th-century Nepalese Bira Gun; and a set of Houdini-owned shackles.
Gun, guitar and gangster memorabilia, including a limited edition guitar hand-painted and played by Def Leppard's Phil Collen; a signet ring thought to have been owned by Lucky Luciano; an 1800s octagon-barrel .22-caliber Winchester. Also, a 1969 Les Paul Professional guitar; an ornately engraved 1894 Marlin rifle; and a check signed by Carlo Gambino.