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Extensive military collection handled by Sacramento auction house

Witherell’s auction house in Sacramento on Thursday will auction off an extensive collection of military items, stretching from the Civil War era to World War II.

The 300-lot, live and online auction starts at 10 a.m. at the Witherell’s annex, 1925 C St., in Sacramento, and online at The auction is one day only.

A preview of items up for bid will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the annex.

The collection of medals, weapons, uniforms and other antique military items was amassed by the late Bay Area resident Steve Molitor, who spent 40 years prowling garage sales, flea markets and eBay offerings.

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Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover