Antiques, Firearms, Militaria, Collectibles from Bardstown Collector and Others.

For those of you who like antiques, collectibles, and just unusual interesting items, we think you’ll enjoy this auction. Most items are from the accumulation of Don Comer, a longtime collector and dealer from Bardstown, KY. The auction contains militaria from the Civil War, WWI, WWII, plus Victorian collectibles; antique firearms; sterling silver; prints; books; and interesting collectible items pertaining to Frank James, and the USS Monitor and USS Merimack.
  •   Feb 27 @ 12:00pm EST (Start)
  •   Mar 15 @ 7:00pm EDT (End)
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We are pleased to present you with this very interesting auction. Ninety-five percent of the items in this auction come from Mary Ann and the late Don Comer. Mr. Comer was a founder and long-time manager (45 years) of the Annual Bardstown Antique Show. The auction contains antique and vintage firearms, Civil War, WWI and WWII era items, sterling silver, Victorian items, vintage fly fishing rods, gorgeous cane & umbrella handles, firearms and accessories, civil war and foreign currency, books, and other interesting antiques and vintage collectibles.

Terms in a Nutshell
(Click on the “Terms” tab for more detailed terms and conditions).
10% Buyer’s Premium
Bidding Ends: Monday, March 15th beginning at 7:00 pm EDT
1) The firearms requiring FFL compliant transfer may be inspected at Ops Supply Gun Shop, at 4400 Kiln Ct., Louisville, KY 40218, which is located in the Louisville Armory Shooting Range building. The guns may be inspected during regular store hours, Monday – Saturday, 11:00 AM to 6:00PM and Sunday, 11AM – 5PM. Their phone number is (502) 835-1801.
2) All other items including firearms not requiring FFL transfers may be inspected at Wardlow Auctions, at 3600 Chamberlain Ln., Ste. 356, Louisville, KY 40241, Monday – Friday, between 10 AM and 2 PM and Sunday between 2PM - 4PM, but please call ahead for appointment or to make sure someone is there. Ph. (502) 489-5515.

Regarding the Sale of Firearms: Transfers will be handled in accordance with FFL laws. The background check and transfer will be handled by Ops Supply. A $25 fee will be charged for each gun processed regardless of whether buyer has a concealed carry permit or FFL license.

Picking up your items:
1) ATF regulated firearms may be picked up at Ops Supply, Tuesday, March 16 – Saturday, March 20 during store hours 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Buyers must present Ops Supply with payment verification before they will transfer and release any firearms.
2) All other items including firearms not requiring FFL transfers. may be picked up at Wardlow Auctions, at 3600 Chamberlain Ln., Ste. 356, Louisville, KY 40241, Tuesday ,March 16 – Thursday, March 18 between 10 AM and 2 PM, and Saturday, (March 20) between 10AM and 12 Noon. All invoices must be paid for by Thursday, March 18 at 2 PM.

Shipping: See “Terms and Conditions” regarding shipping information.

All questions regarding this auction should be directed to Wardlow Auctions, Inc. Any member of our staff would be happy to answer your questions and make this an enjoyable auction experience for you.
Wardlow Auctions, Inc.
3600 Chamberlain Ln., Suite 356
Louisville, KY 40241
Office: (502) 489-5515
Auctioneer – Rick Wardlow (502) 593-3888

Online bidding is offered as a courtesy. The Auctioneers, Wardlow Auctions, Inc., Sellers, and the Internet and Software Providers do not guarantee or warrant the online bidding procedure and/or system to operate without interruption or malfunction, and shall not be held responsible in the event of such.
Buyer’s Premium: A 10% buyer’s premium will be added to the winning bid of each item to determine the final selling price.
Inspections: All descriptions and information are believed correct, but are not guaranteed. Items are sold “as is" "where is” with no guarantees or warranties. It is the Bidders responsibility to inspect the items and research any and all descriptions and information to their complete and full satisfaction prior to bidding. All sales are final.
Bidders are encouraged to attend the following preview:

  • All ATF regulated firearms may be viewed at Op Supply during store hours, Mon. - Sat. 11am – 6 pm and on Sunday, from 11am-5 pm. Their address is 4400 Kiln Ct., Louisville, KY 40218 (That’s off Bishop Ln. between Newburg Rd. and Poplar Level Rd. inside of the Louisville Armory bldg.).
  • All other items (antiques, ammo, accessories, and guns not requiring FFL transfers) may be viewed at our office Monday through Thursday, 10 AM – 2 PM by appointment.


  1. All antiques, collectibles, sterling, ammo, firearm accessories, and non-ATF regulated firearms may be picked up at our office (day, date – day, date), between Tuesday, Mar. 16 – Thursday, Mar. 18 between 10 AM and 2 PM and on Saturday, Mar. 20, between 10 AM – 12 noon.

All ammo is for local pickup-or delivery only. Ammunition will not be shipped.

  1. In accordance with ATF laws, firearms must be picked up at Ops Supply gun shop or shipped by them to your local FFL dealer (excluding states of California, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York).

Shipping: If you require shipping we suggest you use professional shippers. We have worked successfully with a company called Fragile Pack of Louisville to handle customers' shipping needs. Buyers should contact Scott Logsdon of Fragile Pack at (502) 423-0000 for shipping questions and needs. Wardlow Auctions will coordinate your shipping needs to the extent possible. If your purchase is unbreakable and small enough to fit in a USPS Flat Rate box, we can probably handle that for you. If you plan to have your items shipped, please contact Rick Wardlow, Auctioneer at (502) 489-5515 or (502) 593-3888. No shipping for ammo, ammo must be picked up. Shipping of firearms will be handled by Ops Supply – restrictions apply, see special terms regarding firearms. Buyers will be responsible for all shipping costs.
General Terms and Conditions of Sale (Please See Additional Terms Specifically Regarding the Sale of the Firearms)
Bidding: Online bidding is to be understood as a binding contract. Bids will be taken with the understanding that the bidder will honor their winning bid with sufficient funds including all applicable taxes and fees. Do not bid if you do not intend to pay.
Payment Terms: All items must be paid for in full prior to removal and not later than 2:00 pm on (day, date), 2021. Payment may be made by cash, credit card (VISA or Mastercard), good personal check, Official Bank Check, or bank certified check. All purchases over $1,000 must be paid for by cash, credit card (VISA or Mastercard), Official Bank Check, or bank certified check. Most buyers choose to pay for their items when they pick them up. If you fail to pick up your items, we will charge your credit card.
Removal Information and schedule:
All purchases (except firearms) can be picked up at our office Tue. – Thur., (March 16-18), between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM and Saturday, March 20, 10 AM – 12 noon. If you wish to pick up your items the following week, that will be okay, but we will go ahead and process your credit card for payment no later than 2:00 PM Thursday, March 18, the last date for payment.

Registration: Registration is free but does require several important pieces of information. Bidders must be registered with a full name, address, telephone number, and valid credit card information. An email address is also required so bidders may be sent winning bid notifications and auction invoices. Credit card information is obtained to establish bidder legitimacy, deter defunct bidding and charge the account at your request or in the event you do not pick up your items. Registration may only be completed with an acknowledgment that the bidder has read and understood all terms and conditions for the sale and online bidding.
All items sell in “as is” condition: All descriptions and information are believed correct, but are not guaranteed and as such the Auctioneers, Wardlow Auctions, Inc., and/or the Seller shall not be held liable for inaccuracies in the information. It is the Bidders responsibility to obtain or verify, prior to bidding, any information they consider critical to their decision to purchase. Preview times are available for potential bidders to physically inspect the items. All bidders are encouraged to inspect and research all aspects of the items, descriptions and information provided to their complete and full satisfaction prior to bidding. The items are being sold “as-is” “where-is” with no warranties or guarantees of any kind including merchantability and/or fitness for particular purpose.
Notification to winning bidders: An email notification will be sent via email along with an auction invoice within 6 hours of the auction’s close. Be sure to check your "Junk" email folder if you do not receive your invoice within that time frame.
Bidding Increments are pre-set as identified below: Bids must at least be the “asking” amount and in whole dollars. You can bid an amount higher than the next “asking” amount if you wish.
Up to $20.00 - $1.00 increment
Up to $50.00 - $2.00 increment
Up to $100.00 - $5.00 increment
Up to $500.00 - $10.00 increment
Up to $1,000.00 - $20.00 increment
Up to $10,000.00 - $50.00 increment
Up to $50,000.00 - $100.00 increment

Set Maximum Bid feature: This feature does your bidding without the bidder having to constantly view, log in, and bid on an item. Setting a maximum online is much like coming to a live auction with a preset spending limit in mind. The program will bid for you, in the prescribed increments, and only up to your set maximum bid for the item. Your Maximum bids are kept confidential and not available for other bidders to see. Any bidder can raise or lower a maximum bid at any time prior to the close of the auction.
Sales Tax: All sales are subject to 6% Kentucky Sales Tax.
Close of Bidding: Bidding will begin to close at 7:00 PM (Eastern time zone), Monday, March 15, 2021. For your convenience, the closing of items will be on a staggered basis of 4 items every minute. See paragraph below regarding the Extended Ending feature.
Extended Ending: The items in the auction will be subject to an extended ending, whereas at the close of the auction, any bidding activity on an item within 3 minutes of the closing time will automatically extend the bidding for 3 more minutes past the time of the last bid. The bidding on that lot will continue to remain open in 3 minute intervals as long as there is bidding activity within 3 minutes of the previous bid. Once there is no bidding activity for a 3 minute period, the bidding on that item will close. For example, if a lot is supposed to close at 7:00 PM but a last minute bid is placed at 6:59 PM, bidding will be extended until 7:02 PM. If another bid is placed on an item at 7:01 PM, bidding will then close at 7:04 PM, unless subsequent bids are placed.
Penalties: Any bidding found to be fraudulent and/or negligence to provide proper payment in the allotted time will result in all appropriate legal action. Any invoice not fully and properly paid for in the allotted time will be charged to the credit card account presented at registration and the items forfeited. Delinquencies will be noted and will prevent the individual from participating in any further live or online auctions conducted by Wardlow Auctions, Inc. Wardlow Auctions, Inc. retains the right to prevent anyone from participating in this and future online auctions who does not abide by the terms and conditions of the auction or whose actions are not in the best interest of our client, the Seller.
Transfer of Title and Ownership of Property: Title and ownership of property purchased shall convey to buyer only upon payment AND pick-up or shipping of the property by the winning bidder. Unless special arrangements are made with the auctioneer, for any items not paid for and/or picked up by the winning bidder within 7 days of the date payment was due, the property shall be considered abandoned and any interest the winning bidder may have in the property shall revert back to the seller or auctioneer and there shall be no refunds to the winning bidder.
Auctioneer's Representation and Right to Bid: In accordance with KRS330.220(6)(a), it is hereby disclosed that, with permission from the seller, the auctioneer and any auction staff members have the right to bid. Wardlow Auctions Inc. and the auctioneer are agents of the seller.
Special Terms and Inspection Periods for Sale of FIREARMS:
Inspection – All ATF regulated guns are located at Ops Supply gun shop, at 4400 Kiln Ct., Louisville, KY 40218, which is located in the Louisville Armory Shooting Range building and may be inspected anytime during regular store hours which are Monday – Saturday, 11 AM -6:00 PM and Sunday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. All descriptions and information are believed correct, but are not guaranteed. Items are sold “as is" "where is” with no guarantees or warranties. It is the Bidders responsibility to inspect the items and research any and all descriptions and information to their complete and full satisfaction prior to bidding. All sales are final.

Sale and Transfer of ATF governed firearms (the rifles and handguns):

  1. All sales must comply with ATF requirements, and background checks.
  2. Persons must be at least 21 years of age to buy a handgun and 18 years of age to buy a rifle or shotgun.
  3. No refunds. If a buyer cannot pass the background check, there will be no refund. If you don’t think you can pass a background check, please don’t bid. If uncertain, find out before you bid.
  4. All ATF governed rifles, shotguns, and handguns must be picked up and transferred at Ops Supply.
  5. A $25 transfer fee applies to each firearm even if buyer has a FFL. This fee shall be paid to Ops Supply.
  6. Only the registered winning bidder may purchase and transfer the firearm at the licensed dealer.
  7. Wardlow Auctions Inc. will collect all payments for invoices. Payment can be made from the invoice, or call in to authorize credit card payment, or come by our office to pay by cash or check.
  8. Ops Supply must have verification of payment before they transfer and release guns.
  9. If you are an out of state buyer, you will need to have the guns shipped to a FFL gun dealer in your state. Please coordinate with Ops Supply and your local gun dealer. Any resulting shipping and transfer fees shall be paid by the buyer. Note: Ops Supply will not ship firearms to California, Illinois, New Jersey, or New York.
  10. Once a gun has been paid for, it will be available for pick-up at Ops Supply during store hours.

Sale and transfer of Ammo or non-ATF governed firearms (ie. antique guns, black powder guns and air rifles). Ops Supply has the final authority on what guns need to be legally transferred.

  1. Once paid for the ammo, air rifles, and black powder guns may be picked up at Wardlow Auctions office.
  2. All ammunition must be picked up locally; we will not be shipping ammo.

Why is a Background Check Required? Our clients, and we, want to be assured that the sale and transfer of the guns are in compliance with the law. In the event that these guns are subsequently stolen from or sold by the buyer and used for illegal purposes, our clients want to be free of any liability regarding the sale and use of the guns.
If you have any questions regarding the background check, pick-up, or shipping, please contact Joe at Ops Supply at (502) 835-1801.