Miscellaneous
AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF GEORGE C. NEUMANN'S: "SWORDS & BLADES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION": Soft-bound edition, 287 pg. and autographed by Douglas Neumann, son of the late Author George C. Neumann. A complete overview of the Swords, pole-Arms, Bayonets, etc., used by all sides, during the American Revolution.

Price: $90.00


A VERY GOOD CASED PAIR OF FRENCH/PARISAN-MADE WORLD WAR I PERIOD JAPPANED BRASS & LEATHER COVERED OFFICER’S FIELD BIOCULARS & LEATHER CASE, ca. 1910: In overall very good untouched condition with a lightly toned age-patina and generally smooth surfaces with evidence of handling and “field use”. Retains, generally clear optics, with several hairlines, fine outer surfaces and an untouched age-patina—--some minor scuffs, tears, abrasions and handling marks. The jappaned Brass and Leather Covered Body with signs of use and light wear: the leather covering with age-stains, crazing, tears and frays. Adjustable brass eyepieces with gutta percha adjustment knob, its original lenses and gutta percha “eye-pieces”. The frame with a worn “The B. F. AMERICAN OPTICAL Co” maker’s marking with clear “PARIS, BRUXELLES, CAEN” addresses. Of fine quality make and in functional order with generally clear optics and evidence of “field wear”. Complete with their original, stitched leather Carrying case with its securing belt and loops (desiccated leather surfaces with torn stitching). The interior with its original (worn) oilcloth liner and the outer surfaces with heavy wear, scuffs and losses. A very nice Pair of World War I Period Officer’s Field Binoculars, ca. 1910. In overall very good condition. Overall length 7” (fully extended) Case Measures 5” x 7 1/8”.

Price: $250.00


Herbert J. Jackson's: "EUROPEAN FIREARMS": First Published in 1923 with a "Treatise on SCOTTISH HAND FIREARMS, by Charles A. Whitelaw: Considered a fine early text on European pieces of the 16th-18th centuries with a comprehensive write-up on Scottish guns and their makers: 108 pg.

Price: $95.00


A VERY FINE 18th/19th CENTURY CHINESE GREEN JADE/JADITE ARCHER’S RING, ca. 1800: In overall very fine+ untouched condition with choice, deeply toned, “Glassy”/Imperial-type, Green, jade surfaces. Of very fine quality with Hand-carved contours with near perfect symmetry without cracks or fissures. Large, rounded, “Band” form body with a 1” outer diameter: made to protect the thumb of an Archer from the tension of the bow-string. Deeply, green-colored, “Glassy”, dark, Green Jade/Jadite with a very fine natural grain pattern without cracks. A very nice and high quality example of an 18th/19th Century Chinese Archer’s (thumb) Ring, ca. 1800. For similar examples, please see Stone’s: “Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor”.

Price: $675.00


19TH CENTURY AMERICAN BULLET MOLD, ca. 1830s: In overall very good condition. The iron with smooth surfaces and some scattered discoloration. Of typical "scissors-type" construction with sprue-cutter..

Price: $175.00


A VERY RARE & ORIGINAL 17th/18th CENTURY LARGE SIZE "SLAVE ERA" BALL & CHAIN w/ LEG IRONS, ca. 1650-1770: Of likely American or European manufacture and of fine quality blacksmith make. Heavy, wrought-forged, 14 1/2", securing-chain made of forge-welded, oval and round rings/links: the end link with its large oval securing ring, for attachment to its original leg-shackle with turn-screw lock & key. The lock with its correct key, though appears to be slightly out of timing, as it will not open the hasp. Retains untouched and richly patinated iron surfaces with expected patches of discoloration and signs of use. Complete with its original, large-size, hand fashioned and heavy (approx. 20 lb.) Stone (Limestone) Ball with a large forged loop and leaded base-plug. In overall fine untouched condition and is complete with its original Ball, Leg-shackle, Chain and Lock and key. Retains generally smooth deeply tone iron surfaces with a dark age patination and evidence of use and wear. Overall length 33". Weight, approximately 25 lb. A very Rare Authentic example of a likely American made "Slave Era" Ball & Chain, dating to the height of the African Slave Trade Era, ca. 1650-1770. ***The type of historical antique rarely seen outside of Museum/Institutional Collections.

Price: HOLD


A VERY GOOD MID-19TH CENTURY BLACKSMITH MADE WROUGHT IRON SAD-IRON TRIVET, ca. 1850: In overall very good untouched condition with generally smooth, forge-blackened, iron surfaces with evident tool-marks. Of likely, mid-19th Century American Blacksmith make with Three (3), hand-riveted, forge-welded, round "feet" and a lap-welded hand-forged, trivet of traditional, Sad-Iron, triangular design. An integral flat handle with a forge-welded ring-eye. Of simply wrought forged iron construction with generally smooth, untouched and oxidized surfaces. In overall very good untouched condition with the expected signs of use. A nice example of a mid 19th Century Blacksmith made Sad-Iron Trivet, ca. 1840. For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 9 1/2".

Price: $125.00


A VERY FINE 20TH CENTURY/BICENTENNIAL ERA REPRODUCTION ENGLISH "LIGHT DRAGOON" PISTOL, ca. 1970s: In overall very fine/excellent original flintlock condition and of likely Japanese manufacture, ca. 1976. Of "Regulation British Light Dragoon Pattern" with its blued (95%), 9", smoothbore, .66 caliber, pin-fastened, round, iron barrel with crude baluster turnings, at the breech. Molded and carved, Light Dragoon Pattern, hardwood fullstock with simple raised-carvings, around the lock and sideplate mortises. The " Light Dragoon Pattern", full, brass mounts/hardware with smooth surfaces and a golden toned patina overall. The trigger-guard with simple rounded finials, a single barrel-shaped ramrod pipe, a screw-fastened, short stirrup butt-cap and a flat "S"-shaped sideplate with both of its blued steel sidebolts. The lock/mechanism with thread engraved borders, its matching & original gooseneck hammer and arrowhead finial frizzen spring. Marked with a clear Crown/"GR" Cypher, under the powder-pan and with an "S.A.R." marking, on the tail of the lock. In overall very fine+/excellent original flintlock condition with smooth steel surfaces and 95%+ finish. Very Fine+/excellent stock with 95% finish and only minor scattered marks. Complete with its blued (95%) buttonhead, iron ramrod. A very nice 20th Century (Japanese?) Reproduction of an English Light Dragoon Pattern Pistol, ca. 1970s.*** The type of Reproduction Flintlock Pistol sold to the American Market, during the Bicentennial Period, ca. 1976. Overall length, 16".

Price: HOLD


A FINE & SCARCE SOLDIER I'D GROUPING OF AMERICAN CIVIL WAR SOLDIER'S PERSONAL ACCESSORIES, Ex. PRVT. HARVEY V. WYMAN, ca. 1863: In overall fine condition with the expected signs of use, wear and patination. Includes a 19th Century Cased Gold Scale with its original Patriotic Stenciled Tinned Civil War Case with partitions for the graduated brass weights and its "GERMANY" marked, Brass, Chain type Balance Scale. The scale with both of its original brass saucers and its linked brass suspension chains and brass balance-arm. Contained in an original, Civil War Period, Oval, Brown-Jappened Tin Case with 85%+ of its brown and gold-colored lacquer jappening. The center of the friction-fit lid-top with a gold-colored Heraldic Eagle Stencil: the edge of lid-top with a floral scroll border, en suite. In very good condition with light scattered abrasions, handling marks and signs of use. Also, contains a Civil War Period Tin Eye Glass Case with its original iron frame spectacles. Of early mid-19th Century form with small oval lenses and simple iron frames with long straight arms. Contained in their original oval tin carrying case with matching untouched steel surfaces with scattered patches of discoloration and signs of use. Retains its original light blue-colored, felt liner with scattered handling marks and signs of use and age. Also, with a fine quality Sheffield Made, American Civil War, Fighting/Bowie Knife with Patriotic Theme Embossed "Silver" mounts of Classic American Civil War design. Leaf shaped double-edge, 6", Sheffield made, Spearpoint Blade with "SAMUEL C. WRAGG/SHEFFIELD" marking, on its base for the noted 19th Century English Cutler and famed maker of the American Civil War "LIBERTY & UNION" Dirk/Fighting Knife. The Staghorn grip-scales with their iron retaining-nails and Patriotic Embossed "German Silver" mounts. The pommel with an embossed central Heraldic Eagle, a Scale/Balance of Justice and a Phrygian Cap of Liberty, all within an acanthus vine border. The cross-guard, embossed en suite with matching silver surfaces and "LIBERTY AND UNION" on each side of their quillons. In very good+ condition with sharp contours, cutting edges and spearpoint tip. The mounts with scattered wear, staining and verdigris. Overall length, 11". Together with a very large and Folk Art Decorated American Civil War Soldier's Clay Smoking Pipe with Patriotic Decorated Pipe-Bowl. Of single piece, black-washed, cast clay/slipware, Mid-19th Century, American design with a slightly downward curved stem with a central hole and an enlarged mouthpiece. A very large integral pipe-bowl. The exterior surfaces extensively decorated with American Civil War Period, Folk Art form, Soldier applied, hand-painted American Eagle with a Central American Shield and an "E. Pluribus Unum" marked banner, in its beak. Also, decorated with a Fort with Trees, etc. (worn). Signed with an "H. V. Wyman" owner's name for Harvey V. Wyman of Stockbridge, Vermont, who, on Sept. of 1863, at the age of 21, enlisted as a private, in the U.S. Navy. He served on board the "U.S.S. Vassar", the "Eureka" & the "Heliotrope", during the Civil War. He was discharged, July 15, 1865, in Portsmouth, N.H. In overall very good untouched condition with generally smooth painted surfaces with expected signs of use, tobacco-staining/fire-burning and wear, to the painted decorations, on one side of the bowl. Overall length, 11". A very nice & Scarce grouping of American Civil War Soldier's (Harvey V. Wyman) Personal Accessories, ca. 1863. ***Recently acquired from an old Fairfield County Collection and accompanied by research papers relating to the "history" of Harvey V. Wyman.

Price: $3,575.00


A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED UNION MADE CIVIL WAR MUSKET-TYPE CAP BOX, ca. 1863: In overall very good untouched condition. Of mid American Civil War Period design, made with rivets, on its straps. Of machine sewn Black Leather construction with its original outer rain flap with a pierced-type latch, on its bottom finial. The inner capbox-cover/flap, en suite with black leather surfaces with expected crazing. Retains choice, smooth and supple, black leather surfaces with 80% finish and handling marks/scuffs. In overall very good untouched condition. and complete with its inner linen cover and its original iron-wire vent-pick and CaTin of Musket Caps. The Tin, en suite with untouched tinned steel surfaces with light scattererd rust stains and the label tattered with signs of use and age. Very good leather surfaces with an untouched age-patina. Fine stitching with tight seams. The reverse side with both its original, riveted, leather belt-straps and the base of the body with its original brass flap-stud . A classic example of an American Civil War Period Union Soldier's Musket Cap- Box, ca. 1863. 4" x 3 1/2".

Price: $475.00


A VERY FINE SCARCE COMPLETE THREE (3) VOLUME SET of EUGENE HEER'S: "DER NEUE STOCKEL": Published by Schwabish Hall Publishers, in 1978 and considered by most advanced collectors to be the quintessential work on World Gunsmiths -- with 33,000 names and 6,500 maker's marks recorded. In very fine near excellent condition with virtually no signs of use. A must have reference for the study of Antique Guns and Weapons, dating from 1400-1900. Over two thousand two hundred pages (net) with numerous illustrations and extensive information on Gunmakers, their markings and dates. In excellent condition with very sound bindings and virtually no evidence of use and wear. Includes the rarely seen Third vol. with an overall cross-referencing of volumes one and two, along with various Arsenal/City Control Markings, etc.

Price: $2,775.00


A VERY GOOD AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD 18TH CENTURY AMERICAN (PISTOL/BUCK-SHOT) BULLET MOLD, ca. 1770-1800: In overall very good+ condition and of early scissors-type design and made with faceted jaws and without a sprue-cutter: approximately .30 caliber. Retains untouched smooth surfaces with scattered discoloration and signs of use. A very nice example of an American Revolutionary War Period Scissor-Type Bullet-Mold, ca. 1770-1800. For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution". Overall length, 4 1/2".

Price: $375.00


A FINE LARGE-SIZE 18th CENTURY/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD BLOOD-LETTER/FLEAM, ca. 1770: In overall fine untouched condition and of unusual single (1) Bladed configuration with a an unusually large & heavy blade with an "EAR/SON" cutler's/maker's marking, in block characters. Retains its original, single, spade shaped & razor-sharp, steel blade with smooth steel surfaces. Two piece, pin-fastened, horn grip-scales with its iron "back/spine". Retains very fine, untouched, smooth, horn surfaces; and is in overall fine+ untouched condition. The blade with smooth, steel-gray surfaces, sharp cutting edges and 90% polish. The grips, en suite with their original fittings and smooth horn surfaces. A fine example of an unusually Large Sized American Revolutionary War Period Blood-Letter/Fleam, ca. 1770. For a similar type example, please see G. Neumann & F. Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution", pg. 187, plt. 4. Overall length, 4 1/2" (Closed) 7 5/8" (Fully Extended).

Price: $575.00


A FINE EARLY 19TH CENTURYN "US NAVY" MARKED OFFICER’S TYPE BRASS TELESCOPE, dtd. 1817: In overall very good+/fine untouched condition with a lightly toned, cylindrical, Four-Stage, brass tube and matching mounts. Of likely American make, as marked with a "US NAVY * 1817" marking, on its uppermost collar. The body with smooth, golden-toned, brass surfaces with a fine age- patina . Four-stage, cylindrical brass body with smooth surfaces, some scattered light handling marks, a fine extendable barrel and a nicely turned collar with an fixed eye-piece with its sliding lens-protector: also, retains its original removable brass end-cap/lens-cover, en suite. Original glass lenses—with good (slightly cloudy) optics. In very good+/fine condition with smooth brass surfaces, clear markings and the expected signs of use/wear. A classic example of an Early 19th Century American "US Navy" Marked Officer’s telescope, dtd. 1817. ***The type of Telescope carried by Naval Officers. For similar examples, please see: "Civil War Collectibles” & Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution". Overall length 10 1/2" (collapsed)- 28 1/4" (fully extended).

Price: $1,275.00


A VERY GOOD SET OF SIX (6) COLONIAL AMERICAN-WAR of 1812 PERIOD DINNER FORKS & KNIVES, ca. 1770-1820: In overall very good untouched condition; and of likely English manufacture. Of "Export" type design with a Crown/"T.N." & "WARRANTED" maker's mark on the sides of the knife-blades. Unmarked Forks with forged & decoratively turned, cylindrical shafts with a full tang and two (2), sharp & pointed fork-tines, of 18th Century "early" form. Retain very good, untouched, gunmetal-toned, iron surfaces with a mottled age-patina, expected signs of use, scattered patches of discoloration/oxidation and pitting. In overall very good untouched condition and complete with their original, two-piece, pin-fastened, concave-shaped, slab-type, bone grip-scales with untouched & richly patinated "yellowed" bone surfaces. Also, made with lozenge-shaped, iron pommel-caps: several missing. One (1) Fork associated, as is of slightly different design. Retains lightly oxidized and age-stained steel & bone surfaces with expected signs of use and scattered abrasions. Overall length, 6 3/4". The knives, en suite with matching Bone & Steel surfaces; and are in very good untouched condition with sharp, single edge, 5 3/4", finely honed steel blades with rounded "butter knife type" tips and generally smooth steel-gray surfaces with 85%+ finish and sharp cutting-edges. Marked, on their sides with Crown/"T.N." & "WARRANTED" maker's marks; and retain very good+ steel surfaces with 85%+ polish, mottled age-patina, expected signs of use and scattered patches of discoloration/oxidation. In overall very good untouched condition and complete with their original, two-piece, pinned, convex-shaped, slab-type, bone grip-scales and lozenge-shaped pommel-caps (end-caps missing), en suite with the Forks. Age patinated, "slightly yellowed", bone surfaces and smooth lightly oxidized steel blades with a fine age patina. A very nice example of an early Set of (Colonial-War of 1812 Period)"English Export Type" Table Knives & Forks, ca. 1770-1820. Overall lengths (Knives), 9 1/4". For similar examples & additional information, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”. (12) Pieces.

Price: $375.00


A VERY GOOD18th/19th CENTURY BONE HANDLE TABLE KNIFE, ca. 1750-1820: In overall very good condition In overall very good untouched condition. Of likely French manufacture with a "PARI" (the "I" faint) address and of "Export" type design a sharp, single edge, 5 1/4", finely honed steel blade with generally smooth steel-gray surfaces and a sharp cutting-edge.. Retains very good untouched surfaces with a mottled age-patina, expected signs of use and scattered patches of discoloration/oxidation. In overall very good untouched condition and complete with its original, single-piece, light-colored horn grip with and an angled heel. Retains untouched & nicely patinated "slightly yellowed" surfaces with a smooth lightly oxidized age patina. Adorned with a decoratively embossed Silver collar of a rococo type beaded design. A very nice example of an early form "French Export Type" Table Knife, ca. 1750-1820 with a "Pari" address . For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 9 3/8".

Price: $85.00


A VERY GOOD 18TH CENTURY AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD BULLET MOLD, ca. 1770-1800: In overall very good condition and of approx. .50 caliber. Of early scissors type design, as made without a sprue-cutter; and one arm marked with an engraved "50" (caliber) marking. Retains untouched, dark, chocolate-brown-colored, lightly pitted and discolored, iron surfaces with signs of use. A scarce example of an American Revolutionary War Period Scissor-Type Bullet-Mold, ca. 1770-1800. For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution". Overall length, 5".

Price: $375.00


A VERY GOOD LATE 17th/EARLY 18th CENTURY GERMAN "SCHNEPPER" STONE-BOW CROSSBOW, ca. 1650-1700: In overall very good "attic untouched" condition with deeply oxidized and rust-patinated metal & wooden surfaces. Of late 17th Century German/Germanic form with a simply molded and carved, flat-sided, dark-colored, hardwood (walnut) stock/tiller. Simple slab-sided stock with a rectangular-form tapered grip and a (later?) screw-fastened, cast, brass finial with an integral, turned, knob. The finial with untouched dark brown-mustard-colored, brass surfaces. Full steel mounts, trigger assembly and 26 3/4" long/wide bow of lightweight & delicate stone-bow "Schnepper" form with a slightly curved profile and pointed finials. The top of the tiller, fitted with its original, steel, cocking mechanism with an integral bow-string-hook and its original push-button type trigger. The mechanism with deeply oxidized and rust patinated surfaces, en suite with the bow and fork-type front sight. The front of the tiller with its original bottom-mounted screw-type bow-tensioning-screw and the base of the grip-section with its sliding rectangular steel "catch-ring"-- for retaining the rear of the cocking-mechanism. In mechanically non-functional order, as the trigger-release is presently frozen, in place. In overall very good "attic untouched" condition with expected signs of use, wear, scattered abrasions, handling marks and rust-stains. Newly Replaced jute bow-string-- for illustrative purposes. The iron bow, mechanism, mounts and trigger with russet-toned and orange-peel textured, steel surfaces with scattered pitting, roughness & oxidation overall. Very good and plain, dark hardwood stock/tiller with blackened wooden surfaces; oxidized and aged, en suite. A scarce example of an original Late 17th/Early 18th Century German Stone-Bow Crossbow ("Schnepper"), ca. 1650-1700. Overall length 27". *** Used for hunting birds, hares and other small game, the Schnepper or German type of "Stone-Bow" Crossbow, is considered by many, to be a predecessor of the firearm and slingshot, in that it fired a stone or clay ball, rather than an arrow or "bolt", as would a Traditional Crossbow. For similar examples and additional information, please see Claude Blair’s: “European & American Arms…” & Sir Ralph Payne-Gallwey’s: “The Crossbow”.

Price: $2,750.00


A RARE WORLD WAR II USED LARGE-SIZE & I'D 45-STAR AMERICAN FLAG, FLOWN ON THE TRANSPORT SHIP "USS MUNARGO (AP-20)" & OWNED BY "CHARLES" GUNVART KITTELSEN, ca. 1900/1940: In overall fine untouched condition with choice finely machine-stitched, heavy gauge & high thread-count, Linen body with the expected evidence of sea air exposure, minor tears/frays sun exposure, and signs of use. Of standard US Flag design with brightly colored Red, White & Blue dyed surfaces with some light scattered staining and a minor torn edge, on the bottommost "Red" stripe: the stripe also, with an old off-color World War II Era "Field-repair". Of large "Transport Ship" size and measures approx. 8' x 10' and is complete with its original braided white cotton suspension-string with some tearing/fraying, along its sewn seam. In overall fine untouched condition with nicely preserved linen surfaces with bright colors and expected signs of use/wear with the noted "field-repaired" stripe and tear. Retains an untouched age-patina with light scattered patches of discoloration, minor age-staining and salt air & wind exposure. A Rare & Large Size Ship & Owner I'D World War II Used 45-Star American Flag, ca. 1900. ***From the Estate of "Charles" Gunvart Kittelsen and accompanied by several (copies of) documents & a photograph related Kittelsen & to the Transport Ship (USS MUNARGO) & later (1943) the Hospital Ship (USS THISTLE) which he was, on board, during World War II. Built, in 1921 by the New York Shipbuilding Corp., the "USS Munargo" was launched as Commercial Vessel-class Transport and was acquired in 1941, by the US Navy for use as a Troop Transport Ship, in the North Atlantic, where, btw. 1942-1943 she transported American & British troops to Iceland & Scotland. In late 1943 the "USS Munargo" was converted to a Hospital Ship & renamed the "USAHS THISTLE", where she served until 1946. (For additional information, please see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Munargo).

Price: $2,275.00


A VERY GOOD AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD SMALL-SIZE LEATHER DOCUMENT HOLDER/CANISTER, ca. 1770: In overall very good+ untouched condition. Of likely Colonial American or English make with generally smooth, dark brown/black-colored, boiled leather surfaces. Retains fine hand stitching, along the length of its side and at its base plug: missing its top end-cap/cover. Of small-sized cylindrical form and complete with its hand-stitched/applied leather belt loop with matching hand-stitched seams, en suite with the body. The base with its original hand-stitched leather end-plug and the top is missing its cap. Very good exterior surfaces with generally smooth black/brown leather and fine & tight stitching. Some scattered handling marks, crazing, minor scuffs and abrasions. In overall very good+ untouched condition with smooth leather surfaces, its original belt-loop, fine seams and some expected signs of use and wear with light crazing. Overall length 5". The type of small leather canister used by Soldiers and Messengers-- for the storage and transport of important Documents, etc. ca. 1770. For similar type examples, please see G. C. Neumann's & F. Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution".

Price: $975.00


A FINE PAIR OF 19TH CENTURY/CIVIL WAR ERA HANDCUFFS, by "HIATT", ca. 1860: Of typical mid-19th century style with turn-screw type locks and “HARD” marked hasps. Of "Wrought" forged construction with untouched, generally smooth, steel-gray, iron surfaces and various light signs of use and wear. Retains approximately 50% polish/finish and clearly marked, on the hasp, of the cuffs with a “HIATT/WARRANTED/WROUGHT” marker’s marking. Also, marked with a "175" Prison? Inventory number in 19th Century Style Numerals. ("Hiatt" of Birmingham, UK 1780-present was founded by Thomas Griffin Hiatt and is considered the UK's most esteemed manufacturer of restraints & handcuff; and it is also, known for its superior craftsmanship and dependability). {Please see: https://www.hiatthandcuffs.co.uk/#About & http://www.handcuffs.org/hiatt/index.html#froggatt}. In overall fine untouched condition and missing its key. In functional order with clear markings the locking hasps engaged. A very nice pair of mid-19th Century American Civil War Period handcuffs, ca. 1860. Overall length 9”.

Price: $375.00


A VERY LARGE PAIR OF 18TH CENTURY WROUGHT IRON DIVIDERS, ca. 1770: In overall very good+ untouched condition and of very large (Wheelwright?)-size divider form with a hand-engraved/chiseled accents, on both sides of its tapered and pointed arms. The lightly engraved fulcrum with its central retaining-pin, its heart-shaped wing-nut and its slide-arm, en suite. Of hand-forged construction with nicely finished and contoured iron surfaces with its two (2), straight and pointed arms with finely pointed tips. In overall very good+/fine, untouched condition with generally smooth gunmetal-toned, steel surfaces, light surface oxidation and expected signs of use. A very large Pair of a Colonial Period/18th Century Machinists/Wheelwright's Dividers, ca. 1750. Overall length, 16". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution"..

Price: $175.00


A FINE QUALITY PAIR OF COLONIAL/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD WROUGHT IRON TONGS, ca. 1770-1800: : In overall good "attic untouched" condition with heavily oxidized & rust-patinated surfaces. Of hand forged, Blacksmith make with simply fashioned and crafted, iron wrought iron tongs with lima-bean type grip-ends and ring-type grips. Retains their original central hinge & pin. In overall good, "attic untouched" condition with sepia toned, pitted steel surfaces with scattered oxidation/rusting. Expected signs of use, scattered discoloration and moderate scattered pitting. A nicely made Pair of 18th Century Blacksmith made Wrought Iron Fireplace/Cooking Tongs, ca. 1770-1800. For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 21“.

Price: $225.00


A FINE LATE 18TH CENTURY/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD (ENGLISH?) OFFICER’S TYPE LEATHER & BRASS TELESCOPE, ca. 1780: : In overall fine untouched condition with a lightly toned, brass tube and mounts. Brown-colored, Leather covered, brass body with 85% "Patent Leather" type finish and lightly scuffed/crazed leather surfaces with a fine brown-colored age-patina and smooth surfaces. Unmarked, Two-stage, cylindrical brass body with smooth surfaces, fine seams, some scattered light handling marks, a fine extendable barrel and a nicely turned collar and eye-piece with its sliding lens-protector/cover. Retains its original glass lenses—with clear optics. In overall fine condition with smooth brass & leather surfaces and a lightly toned age-patina and some scattered handling marks and minor abrasions. Complete with its original eyepiece with finely turned contours and both of its protective, sliding, brass dust/lens-covers with iron posts. A very nice example of a Revolutionary/War of 1812 Period (English?) Officer’s Telescope, ca. 1780. Of the type of telescope often carried by Naval & Army Officers during the Revolutionary/Napoleonic War Period. For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution", pg. 259. Overall length 20 1/2" (collapsed)-35 1/2" (fully extended).

Price: $975.00


FINE QUALITY TURNED & CARVED WOODEN CANNON BALL DISPLAY-STAND(S): (Of Modern manufacture with Several examples Available) Fine quality, nicely turned and carved, reddish-brown-colored, lacquered, hardwood body with integrally carved support "feet". Nicely polished/finished surfaces with decoratively turned sides and top. The center with a felt-lined depression-- for accepting a Cannon Ball. Measurements: 3" (Diameter) by 1" (Height).

Price: $50.00


A VERY GOOD PAIR OF 18TH/19TH CENTURY BRASS & IRON MACHINIST'S/GUNSMITH'S DIVIDERS, ca. 1770-1840: In overall very good untouched condition and of traditional small-size divider form with a hand-engraved/chiseled accents, on both sides of its brass and iron arms. Rounded fulcrum with its central retaining-pin, en suite. Of hand-made construction with nicely finished and contoured steel & brass surfaces with its two (2), straight and pointed arms with finely sculpted tips. In overall very good untouched condition with smooth russet-toned, steel and mustard-colored brass surfaces,-- some light scattered surface oxidation and expected signs of use. A very nice example of an 18th/Early 19th Century Pair of Machinists/Gunsmith's Dividers, ca. 1770-1840. Overall length, 5". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution".

Price: $125.00


A VERY GOOD COLONIAL AMERICAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD ADZE, ca. 1750-1800: In overall very good untouched condition. Of likely New England manufacture and of hand-forged, Blacksmith make with a sharp & curved adze scoop, of 18th Century "early" form. The 5" x 7" Head retains very good, untouched & russet-toned, iron surfaces with expected signs of use, sharpening and scattered patches of discoloration/oxidation and pitting. In overall very good untouched condition and complete with its original, hand-carved wooden (hickory?) handle with untouched light-colored, oxidized, smooth wooden surfaces. The top of the handle with several old stress-cracks, minor gouges, abrasions and several wooden-peg & iron nail reinforcements/wedges. Very good handle with age-stained surfaces, scattered handling marks and expected signs of use. In overall very good untouched condition and a nice example of an early style "hand-forged wrought adze, ca. 1750-1800. For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 15 1/2".

Price: $175.00


A FINE RARE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD MUSKET TYPE "BUCK & BALL" GANG-TYPE BULLET MOLD, ca. 1770: In overall fine  untouched condition. Of Colonial American "gang mold" design with a nicely cast & hinged, two-piece, brass body. The top of the mold with four (4) counter-sunk, circular entry-ports for accepting molten lead. Casts a total of Four (4) Musket balls, ranging in size from approx. .70-.50  caliber. Of two piece construction with its original central iron pinned hinge. In overall fine condition with smooth untouched brass surfaces and a dark-mustard-toned  age-patina. Some expected signs of use and scattered discoloration. Of Mid-18th Century Colonial American make, as is of small/compact size and made without a sprue-cutter. In overall fine untouched condition and a rare example of a Colonial American/American Revolutionary War Period Soldier's Buck & Ball "Gang-Type Bullet Mold", ca. 1770. The type of "Bullet Mold" often used, to great effect, by American Soldiers, during the Revolutionary War to increase the lethality of a Smoothbore Musket by adding to the number of projectiles that could be fired in a single shot. For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 5 1/4“.

Price: $1,575.00


A VERY FINE LATE 19TH CENTURY JAPANESE CARVED & POLYCHROME NETSUKE, ca. 1870: In overall very fine untouched condition and of traditional Late 19th Century Japanese design with very nicely hand-carved & lightly tinted, Ivory surfaces. In the form of an old Wise man wearing a long lightly tan-colored robe and an oval, green-tinged hat. The robe with a raised, green-colored belt, finely carved folded details with inked accents and raised carved hems/borders. The man with a finely carved bearded face with a white tinted beard, black-colored eyes and finely raised carved facial details. In the right hand is the fold of the robe and in the left hand is a conch shell. A raised carved ermine? adorns the front of the robe and the reverse side is carved, en suite and has two holes for the attachment of a sash-cord. In overall very fine untouched condition with choice, nicely aged surfaces with a fine age-patina and finely tinted and carved surfaces without cracks or checking.  A very nicely carved and finely detailed 19th Century Antique Netsuke, ca. 1870. Height, approx.. 2 1/4".

Price: $350.00


A VERY GOOD COLONIAL AMERICAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD SMALL-SIZED WROUGHT IRON COOKING/DIPPING LADLE, ca. 1770-1800: In overall very good, untouched condition with generally smooth, dark-colored, iron surfaces. Of likely American Blacksmith make with simply wrought forged iron surfaces and a forge-welded deep dipper/bowl. Hand forged cylindrical shaft with an integral flattened grip with a hand forged "hook" form ring-finial. The dipper-bowl, en suite with matching untouched dark-colored, rust patinated, steel surfaces. In overall very good, untouched condition with generally smooth, dark-colored,, iron surfaces with signs of use and scattered pitting & oxidation. A nice example of an 18th/19th Century Blacksmith made Small Size Cooking Ladle, ca. 1770-1800. For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 13".

Price: $100.00


A SCARCE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY-PIECE/CANNON'S TAR/GREASE BUCKET, ca. 1861: In overall fine+ untouched condition with nicely oxidized smooth iron surfaces and much (85%+) of its black oil paint finish. Of Regulation Civil War Period, Union, Artillery design with a ringed body with riveted base-caps: the upper cap with its rivet-hinge lid-top with matching, black-painted surfaces. Smooth sidewalls with dark steel surfaces, en suite.  The interior with untouched, lightly rust-toned, smooth, steel surfaces with traces of tar, on its base.  In overall fine+ untouched condition with choice steel surfaces with some expected oxidation, light handling marks, stains and signs of use/wear. A fine example of an American Civil War Period Artillery Piece's/Cannon's Tar/Grease Bucket, ca. 1861. ***The type of heavy iron bucket which would have been affixed to the Carriage of a Cannon, etc. and used in the field to lubrication/waterproofing. Complete with its heavy, wrought forged, iron suspension-chain with forged steel securing-ring. The chain with matching untouched, black-colored steel surfaces with light scattered age-stains. Diameter, 8”, Height: 8 1/2". For similar examples, please see Warman’s: “Civil War Collectibles"..

Price: HOLD


A VERY GOOD MID 19TH CENTURY/AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD BARREL-FORM YELLOWARE FLASK/CANTEEN, ca. 1850: In overall very good untouched condition smooth, nicely glazed, ceramic surfaces. Of classic "Runlet"/"Barrel" form with simulated "staves" and "hoops" and finely crafted smooth outer surfaces with integral oval-shaped end-plugs, en suite. In very good untouched condition and of small "Rum" type size. The yelloware body with its original pouring-hole with an old cork stopper. Retains untouched, smooth & finely glazed surfaces with expected oxidation, handling marks, scuffs/abrasions and signs of use. Made with an integral suspension loop with two piercings for a suspension-cord.  A classic example of an American Civil War Period "Runlet"-form Yelloware Flask/Canteen, ca. 1850; and the type of small "canteen" often used by Confederate Soldiers, both in the Field & at Encampments, etc. Recently acquired from a Mass. Collection. Overall length, 6 1/2" diameter, 3 1/2”. For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic’s: “Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia..." & Warman’s: “Civil War Collectibles"..

Price: $375.00


A VERY GOOD COLONIAL AMERICAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD LARGE-SIZE WROUGHT IRON ROASTING/MEAT -FORK, ca. 1770-1800: In overall very good untouched condition. Of likely American Blacksmith make with nicely wrought forged, smooth and dark, iron surfaces. Of very good quality blacksmith manufacture with an overall fine balance and attention to detail. Hand forged shaft with an integral flattened handle with an open ring type finial. Two "fork" tines with sharp & pointed ends, of 18th Century form. In overall very good untouched condition with smooth, gunmetal toned, iron surfaces with light signs of use. A very nice example of an 18th/19th Century Blacksmith made Large Size Roasting/Meat Fork, ca. 1770-1800. For similar type examples, please see G. Neumann & F. Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 18".

Price: $100.00


A VERY GOOD PAIR OF MID-19TH CENTURY MACHINIST'S/GUNSMITH'S DIVIDERS, ca. 1850: In overall very good untouched condition with generally smooth drop-forged steel surfaces with light scattered discoloration and wear. Of medium-size standard "Divider" form with lightly chiseled accents, at its apex/radius. Straight, tapered, rectangular arms. with pointed tips; and made with a radius-bar with its wing-nut retaining-screw. Of mid 19th Century Drop-forged construction with nicely finished and contoured steel surfaces. Marked on one arm with a "G. G. M" maker's/owner's mark/initials. In overall very good untouched condition with generally smooth, gunmetal-toned, steel surfaces with light wear, scattered age-stains and the expected signs of use. A very nice example of a Mid 19h Century Machinist's/"Gunsmith's" Pair of Dividers, ca. 1850. Overall length, 7".

Price: $125.00


A VERY GOOD COLONIAL AMERICAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD DINNER FORK, ca. 1770-1800: In overall very good untouched condition. Of likely English manufacture and of "Export" type design a hand forged, integral, cylindrical shaft with an extended tang and two (2), sharp & pointed fork-tines, of 18th Century "early" form: one tine slightly bent. Retains very good, steel-gray-toned, iron surfaces with a mottled age-patina, expected signs of use and scattered patches of discoloration/oxidation. In overall very good untouched condition and complete with its original, two-piece, pin-fastened, bone/staghorn grip-scales with untouched & patinated "aged" surfaces. A nice example of an early form "English Export Type" Dinner Fork, ca. 1770-1800. For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 6 3/4".

Price: $75.00


A VERY FINE QUALITY LATE ANCIEN' REGIME/EARLY NAPOLEONIC PERIOD FRENCH "OFFICER'S TYPE" GOLD POCKET-WATCH, by "LEROY", ca. 1800: In overall very fine+/near excellent untouched condition and complete and in functional order with a seven jewel (ruby) repeater movement and its keys-- for winding and setting the hands. Of very fine quality Parisian manufacture and made by one the most prominent French watchmakers of the 18th/19th Century. (Charles-Louis) LeRoy (1765-1839), started making watches, in 1785 and continued his operations, during the chaos of the French Revolution and later became the official Clockmaker to Emperor Napoleon. He then, ca. 1820 partnered with his son and changed the company name to "LeRoy & Fils (Son)". (Please see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Roy_et_fils) Of fine quality Parisian make with a finely turned and engraved, (Paris) Hallmarked (18k) Gold Case with floral scroll-engraved and embossed filigree borders and a finely sculpted and chiseled (gold) chain-stem with its matching engraved gold suspension-ring. The back of the case with an extensively engraved and hinged cover with a finely detailed "Courting Scene" depiction of "Elisabeth & Leicester" (Queen Elizabeth I & Robert Dudley the 1st Earl of Leicester): minor rubbing/wear to the engravings. The interior of the case's cover with three (3) small Paris type Gold Hallmarks and "21935" & "23550" Numbers. The watch-back with its Two (2) rectangular key-receptacles and is further adorned with finely engraved surfaces. A central engraved shield, etched with a "Le Roy a Paris Compensateur et Parachute Echappement A Cylindre en Pierre Huit Trous Rubis" maker's inscription. Open-type, white porcelain, enameled face with its original (clear), watch-crystal. The watch-face with smooth white porcelain enameled surfaces, black Roman Numeral Hour markings and matching "railway" minute markings. Original blued steel hands with nicely sculpted and pointed finials. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and appears to keep time properly: accompanied by instructions for use/operation. In overall very fine+/excellent untouched condition with choice Engraved Gold surfaces and little signs of use or wear. A very fine quality and early French Officer's Type Gold Pocket-Watch, by one of the best makers of his time, "Charles-Louis LeRoy". A classic Late Ancien' Regime/Early Napoleonic Era French "Officer's-type" Pocket-watch, ca. 1800; and the type of timepiece carried by a wealthy Officer or member of the Noble Class. Case Diameter: 1 5/8".

Price: $2,975.00


A VERY GOOD COLONIAL PERIOD WROUGHT IRON FIREPLACE TRAMMEL, ca. 1750: In overall very good+ untouched condition. Of fine quality, (likely American), hand forged, Blacksmith make with nicely sculpted and hand-fashioned contours. Wrought forged shaft with pointed front finial and its its saw-blade" form adjustment/extension bracket-bar with nicely pointed saw-blade form "teeth". Retains its original locking-hinge, loop & pin, en suite with matching rust-patinated and "fire-burned" iron surfaces. The rear of the shaft with its wrought iron attachment loop (for attachment to a "Crane" arm) and the front with a curled finial, en suite. Retains its nicely sculpted ball-type finial and is complete with its original wrought iron suspension-ring, en suite. In overall very good, untouched condition with gunmetal toned and rust-patinated, iron surfaces with scattered oxidation/rusting & pitting. Some expected signs of use, "fire-burn" and scattered moderate pitting overall. A nicely made Colonial Period/Mid 18th Century Blacksmith made Wrought Iron Fireplace Trammel, ca. 1750. Of large small size and of the type Trammel associated with use in a large Cooking fireplace. Overall length, approx. 48 1/2“.

Price: $475.00


A VERY FINE UNTOUCHED EARLY UNION OR CONFEDERATE MADE CIVIL WAR MUSKET-TYPE CAP BOX, ca. 1861: In overall very fine untouched condition. Of early American Civil War Period design, as is unmarked and made without rivets. Of sewn Black Leather construction with its original outer rain flap with a pierced-type latch, on its bottom finial. The inner capbox-cover/flap, en suite with black leather surfaces with minor crazing. Retains choice, smooth and supple, black leather surfaces with 90% finish and some light handling marks/scuffs. In overall very fine+ untouched condition. and complete with its inner linen cover and its original iron-wire vent-pick. The leather with very supple and smooth ssurfaces with a fine age-patina. Very fine stitching with tight seams. The reverse side with both its original belt-straps and the base of the body with its original brass flap-stud . A classic example of an Early Union Made or a Confederate American Civil War Period Cap- Box, ca. 1861.

Price: $675.00


AN EXTREMELY RARE 15th-16TH CENTURY ENGLISH "TUDOR PERIOD" LONGBOW, ca. 1450-1500: In overall very good+/fine untouched oxidized condition and of classic English 15th-16th Century form with a finely carved, Yew-wood bow of Traditional English form. The outer bow-surfaces carved with a flattened & smooth facade and the convex interior surfaces with a generally smooth and oxidized wooden age-patina. Of Traditional, carved, single-piece, Yew-wood, "English", construction with a very slightly curved body with an overall sharp attention to balance and symmetry. The ends with their integrally carved rounded/dowel-form string-attachments/terminals-- for the Bow-string (absent). In overall very good+/fine, richly oxidized and patinated condition with the expected signs of age and use storage: scattered light abrasions, scuffs and stains, etc. The body of the bow with light-colored, generally smooth, naturally aged and stained, wooden surfaces with a distinct grain-pattern, scattered abrasions, handling marks and signs of age, use & wear. A very rare example of an original 15th-16th Century English "Tudor Period" Longbow, ca. 1450-1500. Overall length, 67 3/4". The English Longbow is perhaps England's most famous weapon and has left an indelible impression on Popular Culture, as it was the weapon of Choice of the famed "Robin Hood". It was, prior to the advent of Firearms, one of the most effective weapons of the Medieval Period; and helped make England a European Power and the Victor of the 100 Years War, etc. An Extremely Rare Original Surviving Example of these All-Wood Bows, which prior to the mid-19th Century, complete examples were believed to be virtually non-existent. Since then, only a small number of Complete Bows have been discovered, perhaps the largest grouping being, on board Henry VIII's Flag-Ship, the "Mary Rose" which sank, at the "Battle of the Solent", in 1545. Also, as late as 1776, in a Feb. 11th letter written to Charles Lee, Benjamin Franklin thought it might be best to arm some American Troops, fighting in the Revolutionary War with Longbows, due to their effectiveness, rate-of-fire and relative inexpensive manufacture costs (Please see: https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Franklin/01-22-02-0207). For similar examples and additional information, please see Claude Blair’s: “European & American Arms…” & Sir Ralph Payne-Gallwey’s: “The Crossbow”.

Price: HOLD


A VERY GOOD SAILOR CARVED 19TH CENTURY SHIP'S RIGGING-GUIDE, ca. 1850: In overall very good untouched condition with deeply toned and lightly oxidized, smooth wooden (lignum vitale?) surfaces. Of ovoid form with a central pierced hole for guiding a rigging-line. Adorned with a working-period, sailor's, incised and raised carved depiction of a Whale's Fluke and of a man seated in a small boat with an oar. The carvings of a folkish/whimsical nature, as is typical of Sailor-carved items, of the era. In overall very good untouched condition with smooth wooden surfaces and sharp carvings. Some scattered light wear, oxidation and signs of handling. Purportedly discovered in Upstate New York. Overall length, 6 1/2" Width approx. 3".

Price: $175.00


AN EARLY-MID 19TH AMERICAN (PENNSYLVANIAN) REDWARE FISH-SHAPED MOLD, ca 1840: In overall very good untouched condition smooth, nicely glazed, ceramic surfaces. Of classic Fish-shaped  form with simulated "scales" and finely detailed fish shape with distinct features. Retains smooth outer surfaces with four (4) integrally cast legs for support. In very good untouched condition with a nicely "thrown" Redware body with 90% original glaze and expected oxidation, handling marks, scuffs/abrasions and signs of use.  A nice example of an Antebellum Period Redware Cooking (Bread) Mold, ca. 1840; and the type of Mold used to make decorative Breads, etc. Recently acquired from a Mass. Collection. Overall length, 14" width, 3 1/2”.

Price: $375.00


A FINE ANCIENT ROMAN BRONZE ARROWHEAD, ca. 150-250 AD: In overall fine untouched excavated condition with generally smooth, untouched and oxidized, bronze-colored surfaces with light scattered verdigris, in its protected ridges. Of small-sized triangular form with a fluted arrowhead with a sharp point and an integrally cast rounded socket. Retains generally smooth bronze surfaces with a fine and stable age-patina. Of late Roman make and dates to ca. 150-250 AD. The type of smaller-sized military arrowhead used in volley firing. A very nice & decorative Ancient Roman Bronze Arrowhead. Length approx. 3/4".

Price: $150.00


A VERY GOOD PAIR OF 18TH CENTURY MACHINIST'S/GUNSMITH'S DIVIDERS, ca. 1770: In overall very good+ untouched condition and of medium-size divider form with a hand-engraved/chiseled accents, on both sides of its arms. Nicely rounded fulcrum with its central retaining-pin, en suite. Of hand-forged construction with nicely finished and contoured steel surfaces with its two (2), slightly curved and pointed arms with finely pointed tips. In overall very good+/fine, untouched condition with smooth russet-toned, steel surfaces, light surface oxidation and expected signs of use. A very nice example of a Colonial Period/18th Century Pair of Machinists/Gunsmith's Dividers, ca. 1770. Overall length, 6". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution".

Price: $150.00


A VERY GOOD 18TH/19TH CENTURY SMALL-SIZE "GUNSMITH'S"/"JEWELER'S" TYPE VISE/BOX-JOINT, ca. 1780-1850: In overall very good+ untouched condition with smooth, gunmetal/russet-toned, steel surfaces. Of "pliers" style spring-vise form with spring-assisted, pierced, rectangular jaws, a central hinge and a sliding iron band tensioner, en suite. Of very good quality with generally smooth, untouched, steel surfaces with rust-patination, overall. Of likely European make, as of better quality than most American products of this time.. In overall very good+ untouched condition with nicely patinated, smooth, iron surfaces with only light signs of use and wear. A nicely made example of a 18th/19th Century Small-sized Gunsmith's/Jeweler's Vise/Box-Joint, ca. 1780-1850. The type of small vise often used for installing/removing small springs or installing pins, on Flintlock mechanisms, jewelry, etc. For similar examples, please see M. L. Brown's: "Firearms in Colonial America 1492-1792”. Overall length, 5".

Price: $75.00


A FINE MID-19TH CENTURY/CIVIL WAR PERIOD OFFICER’S TYPE BRASS TELESCOPE w/ OUTER LEATHER CASE, ca. 1850: In overall very good+/fine condition with a lightly toned, brass tube and mounts. Of likely English/American make, though unsigned. The Leather covered brass body with lightly crazed, scuffed and well-used surfaces with a reddish brown “English-leather” patina and some fraying of the stitching. Four-stage, cylindrical brass body with smooth surfaces, some scattered light handling marks, patches of verdigris, a fine extendable barrel and a nicely turned collar with an adjustable eye-piece. Retains its original glass lenses—with clear optics. In very good+/fine condition with smooth brass & leather surfaces with scattered handling marks and signs of use/wear. The leather covering/casing with its two securing-loops and some old tears to the stitching. A classic example of a Civil War Period English/American made Officer’s telescope, ca. 1850; of the type often carried by Naval & Army Officers during the War. For similar examples, please see: "Civil War Collectibles”. Overall length 12 3/4" (collapsed)-30 1/2" (fully extended).

Price: $675.00


A VERY GOOD COLONIAL/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD REDWARE (CERAMIC)CANTEEN/FLASK, ca. 1780: In overall very good untouched condition and of most likely Pennsylvania make with a very nicely applied, black-lead-glaze, "folkish" design, floral spray on its obverse side. Hand-thrown, circular, one-piece Redware body with sharp contours, a fine patina and 90%+ of its slightly crazed glazed finish: minor chips, at the spout and body. The top of the body with an integrally molded pouring-spout (cork stopper missing) and its backside with an integral strap-- for the suspension cord. Adorned overall with a "folk art" style, "Pennsylvania Dutch" floral spray pattern of classic American design. In overall very good+ condition with some scattered abrasions and the expected signs of wear from handling and use.  Retains a fine age-patina, smooth exterior surfaces and some scattered handling marks and scuffs: the spout-end with minor old chips. A very nice example of an Early Colonial American/Revolutionary War Period Hand-made "Soldier's" type Redware Canteen, ca. 1780. Overall measurements, approx. 10 1/2" x 8.

Price: HOLD


A VERY GOOD MID-19TH CENTURY "GUNSMITH'S TYPE" MAINSPRING-VISE, ca. 1850: In overall good untouched condition with generally smooth, gunmetal-toned, drop-forged & steel surfaces. Of traditional mainspring-vise form with two, hinged, rectangular jaws, and a central wing-nut tensioning-screw, with matching steel surfaces. Of likely 19th Century American make with nicely patinated, smooth, steel surfaces with expected signs of use and wear: some recent filing/chiseling, on the face of the jaws. A classic example of a Mid-19h Century Gunsmith's/Machinist's Mainspring-Vise, ca. 1850. The type of smaller sized vise often used for installing/removing "V" shaped mainsprings, on Flintlock & Percussion mechanisms. For similar examples, please see M. L. Brown's: "Firearms in Colonial America 1492-1792”. Overall length, 5".

Price: $75.00


A VERY GOOD 17th CENTURY SPANISH-COLONIAL ENGRAVED IRON STIRRUP, ca. 1650: In overall very good condition and of traditional "Spanish/Spanish-Colonial" (Mexican/S. American) make, ca. 1650. Of chiseled wrought iron construction with sculpted and chiseled outer contours. Decorated with slightly coarsely etched thread-engravings. In overall very good condition with scattered patches of discoloration. Rust-patinated steel surfaces with a lightly frosted "patina". A nice example of Spanish/Spanish-Colonial Stirrup, ca. 1650. From an old New York Collection.

Price: $225.00


A FINE QUALITY PAIR OF AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD SMALL-SIZE WROUGHT IRON FIREPLACE TONGS, ca. 1770-1800: In overall very good+ untouched condition. Of fine quality, (likely English), hand forged, Blacksmith make with nicely sculpted and delicately fashioned contours. The finely crafted iron wrought iron tongs with sculpted & pointed, arrowhead grip-ends and retains their original central hinge & pin. The top of the grip with a nicely sculpted, chiseled & turned, ring-type finial and is complete with its original wrought iron suspension-ring, en suite. In overall very good+, untouched condition with gunmetal toned, steel surfaces with light scattered oxidation/rusting, in the hinge interior. The tongs with choice steel surfaces and light signs of use or wear. Some expected signs of use, scattered discoloration and fine scattered pitting. A nicely made Pair of 18th Century Blacksmith made Wrought Iron Fireplace Tongs, ca. 1770-1800. Of very small size and of the type associated with use in an Officer's encampents or with a small Bedroon fireplace. For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 16".

Price: $250.00


A FINE WW. II PERIOD US ORDNANCE MARKED LEATHER OPTICS CANISTER, ca. 1940: In overall fine+ untouched condition with smooth brown leather surfaces and fine stitching, along its sides and at the base plugs. Of 6" diameter cylindrical form and complete with its leather securing belt, its buckle, buckle-stop and both of its leather plugs The exterior with smooth brown leather surfaces, very fine tight stitching, some light scattered handling marks, minor scuffs. Clearly marked with two (2) US Board of Ordnance Crossed-Cannons and with a deeply stamped "US" & "PROP" marking: indicates direct US Govt., ownership and inspection by the War Department, ca. 1940. In overall very fine untouched condition with smooth leather surfaces, a very good securing belt, fine seams with its hardware and some expected light crazing. Overall length 11 1/2". The type of leather canister used by the Artillery for the storage and transport of a gunnery sight: possibly for a Mortar or Field Gun, ca. 1940. .

Price: $125.00


A NICELY CARBED & SCRIMSHAWED 20TH CENTURY OSTRICH EGG, ca. 1990s: In overall very fine condition and made from as large-size Ostrich Egg. Nicely carved with a 19th Century Whaling scene. Includes depictions of Tall Mast Ships, Whales and whalers in pursuit. Also, adorned with a compass-Rose, on its apex. In overall very fine condition with smooth surfaces and finely etched & inked scrimshaw. Mounted on its brass display stand. Overall length, approx. 8". A very nice and decorative Etched & Engraved Ostrich Egg, ca. 1990s.

Price: $775.00


A VERY GOOD & RARE ANCIENT ROMAN GLASS (AMPHORISKOS) VASE, ca. 150-250 AD: In overall very good untouched condition and of classic early Roman, hand-blow, free-form glass amphora design with a single piece clear glass urn-shaped body with decoratively applied blue/green slag-glass appliqué, in a geometric/chevron-shaped pattern, along its sides and base. The body with evidence of internment with light opaqueness and mineral deposit stains. Retains sharp contours with a nicely fashioned spout & mouth. The base with an evident pointal from hand-blowing and is slightly irregular, as is expected. In overall very good+/near fine condition and a very nice example of an early Roman hand blown glass Bottle/Amphoriskos. The type of small glass vessel used to store expensive oils, perfumes, etc. A scarce surviving example of a decorative piece of Ancient Roman Glass, ca. 150-250 AD. Overall measurements: 4" (h) x 2 1/2" (w).

Price: $775.00


A FINE TRADE-BEAD DECORATED MID-19TH CENTURY AMERICAN PLAINS INDIAN (SIOUX) BUFFALO HIDE PIPE-BAG, ca. 1870: In overall fine untouched condition with naturaly brain & smoke tanned, light colored, buff leather surfaces with the expected signs of use, staining and wear. Hand-stitched (sinew thread) Buffalo hide body of Classic mid-19th Century American Plains Indian Pipe-Bag form with long, hand-cut, fringed decorations, along its base. Additionally, adorned on both sides with turquoise, umber, red and azurite-blue colored “Trade” beads, in a large, rectangular, traditional, geometric patterns. Retains nearly all of its Beaded decorations with very fine supple leather/hide surfaces. Expected patches of light wear and discoloration—from use. The bag with extensive long fringed decorations, nicely detailed bead-work and very fine stitches. In overall fine untouched condition with only minor surface abrasions and age-stains. A well crafted & Finely Bead Decorated mid-19th Century Plains Indian (Sioux) Buffalo Hide “Peace Pipe” Bag, ca. 1870. Overall length, 35". For similar examples, please see: C. F. Taylor’s: "The Native Americans...".

Price: $1,975.00


A FINE 19TH AMERICAN SAILOR-CARVED COCONUT WATER-LADLE/DIPPING-CUP, ca. 1840: In overall fine untouched condition. Of traditional 19th Century Sailor-Carved form with a slightly downward curved, 6", hardwood (Maple/) handle with nicely aged and patinated, smooth wooden surfaces. Coconut shell cup with nicely carved and polished outer surfaces with a Sailor Carved American Heraldic Eagle with central Shield. Retains its original brass retaining/attachment nails and the inner surfaces of the bowl with an untouched and oxidized patina. In overall fine untouched condition with smooth outer surfaces with a deeply toned, brown-colored age-patina and light expected signs of use and wear. A very nice example of a 19th American Sailor Made and Carved Coconut-shell Dipping-cup, ca. 1840. The type of "cup" used by sailors to drink from a communal water-barrel. ***From an old Coastal Connecticut Collection. Overall length, 10".

Price: $375.0


A GOOD 19TH CENTURY WROUGHT IRON COOKING-GRATE, ca. 1840: In overall good, rusted and fire-stained, untouched condition. Of likely, mid-19th Century American Blacksmith make with Eight (8) Round-stock grate-bars and Two (2) Flat-stock sides with downward curved resting-feet. Of simply wrought forged iron construction with untouched russet-toned and oxidized, steel surfaces and forge-welded & hand-peened bars. Retains untouched, good, pitted and fire-stained, rusted, iron surfaces with signs of use and scattered pitting & oxidation. In overall good untouched condition and classic example of a 19th Century Blacksmith made Cooking-Grate, ca. 1840. For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 15 1/2".

Price: $150.00


A FINE & UNTOUCHED UNION MADE CIVIL WAR PISTOL-TYPE CAP BOX, ca. 1863: In overall very fine untouched condition. Of early American Civil War Period design. Of sewn & riveted, Black Leather construction with its original outer rain flap with a pierced-type latch, on its bottom finial. The inner capbox-cover/flap, en suite with black leather surfaces with minor crazing. Retains choice, smooth and supple, black leather surfaces with 90% finish and some light handling marks/scuffs. In overall very fine+ untouched condition. and complete with its inner linen cover and an original Eley Cap-Tin & Percussion Caps. The leather with very supple and smooth surfaces with a fine age-patina. Very fine stitching with tight seams. The reverse side with both its original riveted belt-straps and the base of the body with its original brass flap-stud . A classic example of an American Civil War Cavalry Pistol Cap-Box, ca. 1863. 4" x 3 1/2.

Price: $475.00


A FINE RARE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD MUSKET TYPE SINGLE CAVITY BRASS BULLET MOLD, ca. 1770: In overall fine  untouched condition. Of Colonial American single cavity design with a nicely cast & hinged, two-piece, brass body. The top of the mold with a single (1) counter-sunk, circular entry-port-- for accepting molten lead. Casts a single (1) approx. .50 caliber Musket ball. Of two piece construction with its original central iron pinned hinge. In overall fine condition with smooth untouched brass surfaces and a dark-mustard-toned  age-patina. Some expected signs of use and scattered discoloration. Of Mid-18th Century Colonial American make, as is of small/compact size and made without a sprue-cutter. In overall fine untouched condition and a rare example of a Colonial American/American Revolutionary War Period Soldier's Musket-type Bullet Mold", ca. 1770. For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 3 3/4“.

Price: $775.00


A VERY GOOD COLONIAL AMERICAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD LARGE-SIZE WROUGHT IRON MEAT CLEAVER, ca. 1770: In overall very good untouched condition and of likely American Blacksmith make with nicely wrought forged traditional rectangular form, 7 1/2" x 4", meat cleaver blade with a piercing/hanging-hole and an "DE"? (American) Blacksmith's maker's mark within a rectangular cartouche. Retains generally smooth and dark, untouched, iron surfaces with a sharp cutting-edge and scattered discoloration and pitting. Of typical Colonial American 18th Century make with a slightly crude profile with evident hammer-marks and signs of hand forged manufacture. Of good quality and is complete with its carved and turned, brown-colored, hardwood handle with lightly cleaned smooth surfaces with evident signs of use wear and handling. Several tight hairlines, age-cracks, gouges and signs of cleaning. A very nice example of an 18thCentury American Blacksmith made Large Meat Cleaver, ca. 1770. For similar type examples, please see G. Neumann & F. Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 14".

Price: HOLD


A FINE REPRODUCTION AMERICAN CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE RECTANGULAR (ATLANTA ARSENAL) "CSA" MARKED BELT BUCKLE, ca. 1860s/1960: In fine untouched condition with deeply patinated, generally smooth, cast brass surfaces and light patches of oxidation & verdigris. Of rectangular "Atlanta Arsenal" design with slightly rounded corners and made with a deeply embossed central "CSA". The slightly convex body with its three, integrally cast, triangular, securing hooks of classic "CSA" form. In fine condition with light evidence of use & wear. Retains fine brass surfaces with a deeply toned, patina and evidence of age. A very nice example of a 20th Century Reproduction of this distinctive pattern of Confederate Belt Buckle, ca. 1860s/1960.

Price: $850.00


A VERY GOOD 18TH/19TH CENTURY SPANISH COLONIAL CARVING OF A BIRD, ca. 1780-1840: Of traditional Spanish Colonial (likely Mexican/American S. West) Polychrome painted & carved wood and in overall very good untouched condition with 75%+ of its paint with the expected minor flakes, abrasions and crazing. Of traditional provincially carved design with an overall "Folkish" nature to its form and carving and most likely an architectural element, as the rear section of the bird's body is pierced with two (2) rectangular key-holes for the attachment to a structure (Door-Way Arch?). Also, the forward portion of its integral, vine-scroll carved plinth bears evident "saw-marks" from a likely removal/salvage from a structure. In overall very good untouched condition and a very nice example of a late 18th/early 19th Century Spanish Colonial Architectural Carving, ca. 1780-1840. Overall Measurements: 13" (L) x 4" (H).

Price: $475.00


A FINE PAIR OF 18th CENTURY/AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD IRON FRAME SPECTACLES, ca. 1770: In overall fine untouched condition and of classic 18th century form with finely sculpted and crafted, handmade, iron frames with an integral nasal-bar and long extendable, "Whig" type arms with delicately pierced ring-type eyes, at their terminals. Hand-ground, heavy, oval, glass lenses with smooth untouched glass surfaces with scattered light abrasions. In overall fine untouched condition. The iron frame and arms with nicely filed and pierced accents and approx. 65%+ polish. Some scattered light discoloration and expected signs of use and age. A classic Pair of American Revolutionary War Period/18th Century "Whig" Spectacles, ca. 1770. The type of early Eyeglasses, commonly associated with use with Powdered Whigs, as the extendable and pierced arms, allowed them to be pinned/fitted into a Whig. ***For similar examples, please see Neumann's & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution".

Price: $375.00


A FINE MID-20TH CENTURY SMALL-SIZED PAIR OF MACHINIST'S CALIPERS, ca. 1940: : In overall fine condition and of small-size traditional caliper shape. Modern/drop-forged construction with two curved and pointed, converging arms with a central hinge and an impressed & graduated "English Unit" measure, at its apex. Marked with a "GOODELL-PRATT CO./GREENFIELD, MASS. USA/No. 662" In overall fine, condition with 90% polish and smooth, steel surfaces with light signs of use. A nice example of an Early 20th Century Machinist's/"Gunsmith's" Pair of Calipers, ca. 1940. Overall length, 3".

Price: $50.00


HAND MADE WOODEN LONG GUN RACK & SCREWS: Designed for hanging Muskets or other long-guns. Antiqued Oil-Finished Knotty-Pine with bead-borders and peg-type gun-holders. Comes with three (3) mounting-screws for horizontal hanging, on wall. Handmade, in Connecticut. 46" x 4".

Price: $150.00


A FINE 19th CENTURY PLAINS INDIAN (SIOUX TYPE) ARROW, ca. 1850: In overall Fine untouched condition. Hand carved, hardwood/(Osage orange?), cylindrical arrow-shaft with a carved longitudinal "blood-groove" and its turkey feather fletching-- of classic Plains Indian (Sioux) form. Fine shaft & fletching with evident handling marks and its original hemp fiber bindings. The rear with its handcarved and fire-hardened arrow-noch and the expected signs of use. Complete with its large (Buffalo size) 19th Century “Trade Type” steel arrowhead of classic form with sharp edges, surface oxidation, sharp cutting-edges and a fine point. In overall fine untouched condition with some expected signs of use, handling and age. A very nice mid-19th century/Indian War Period American Plains Indian (Sioux Type) Arrow, ca. 1850. From an old Minn. Collection. Overall length, 26 3/4". For similar examples, please see C. F. Taylor’s: "The Native Americans...".

Price: $875.00


A VERY RARE MID to LATE 19TH CENTURY CHEYENNE INDIAN GHOST-DANCE DRUM, w/ its “TOM-TOM”, ca. 1870s (Ex. EDWARD VEBELL COLLECTION): In overall very good untouched condition. Of typical hardwood, sinew and hide construction with a buffalo? hide drum-skin/head and a light-colored hardwood stretcher/frame: original sinew lashings. The drum-skin with red & black-colored floral & geometric decorations with 75%+ paint (lightly faded) and fine smooth surfaces with some light wear and an old small tear. The frame with untouched and lightly weathered wooden surfaces, some minor stress cracks and evidence of use/wear. In overall very good condition with a pleasing untouched patina, lightly oxidized surfaces, and the expected signs of use and wear. A well preserved example of an authentic 19th century Cheyenne Ghost-Dance Drum, ca. 1870s. Formerly in the collection of noted Author, Historian, Olympian, WWII Veteran and “Stars & Stripes” illustrator, Edward Vebell (1921-2018) of Westport, Conn. and accompanied by its original, 7”, buffalo hide and wooden “Tom-Tom” type Drumstick with matching oxidized surfaces, signs of use (minor break at end) and in very good condition with supple leather surfaces. A scarce and unusual item dating the peak of the Indian War Period. Overall diameter, 11 1/4”.

Price: SOLD


A VERY GOOD & SCARCE AMERICAN COLONIAL PERIOD (PENNSYLVANIA) DATED TREENWARE CHARGER/BOWL, DTD. 1761: In overall very good condition and of traditional Pennsylvania Treenware wooden design. Of traditional "bowl-shaped" round form. Made from a single piece of carved and turned light-colored, hardwood (ash?). A finely carved and turned bowl with evident signs of use, handling, knife/utensil-marks. Retains lightly oxidized, smooth, wooden surfaces with a light-colored age-patina. The edge of the bowl with a finely carved "A. 1761 . N" (Anno 1761) date in classic 18th Century stylized characters. Very good reverse side with a nicely turned base, en suite with red & green painted surfaces. Retains approx. 85% painted finish with the expected signs of use, wear and scuffs/abrasions. In overall very good condition with lightly oxidized and nicely patinated, smooth, wooden surfaces. A very nice & Scarce example of a Dated Colonial American Turned Wooden Treenware Charger/Bowl, Dtd. 1761. Diameter, 12".

Price: $450.00


A FINE 19th CENTURY PLAINS INDIAN (SIOUX TYPE) ARROW, ca. 1840-1850: In overall very good+ condition. Hand carved, hardwood/(Osage orange?),ochre painted shaft with a banded decorations, at the turkey feather fletching-- of classic Plains Indian (Sioux) form (one side with some "quiver-wear" to its feathers). The shaft & fletching with its natural fiber (hemp?) bindings. A hand-carved and fire-hardened arrow-nock and two (2) longitudinally carved blood-grooves, along the length of the shaft. Original, Early 19th Century, Hand Knapped Flint/Chert, arrowhead of classic Western/Plains form with sharp cutting-edges and a fine point. In overall very good+ condition with signs of use, handling-marks and wear. A classic example of an early mid-19th century/Indian War Period American Plains Indian (Sioux Type) Arrow, ca. 1840-1850. From an old Minn. Collection. Overall length, 24". For similar examples, please see C. F. Taylor’s: "The Native Americans...".

Price: $775.00


A VERY GOOD 19TH CENTURY MACHINIST'S/GUNSMITH ADJUSTABLE TAP-HANDLE, ca. 1890: In overall very good, cleaned condition with generally smooth, mottled steel surfaces. Of, drop-forged/cast-steel, steel and of late 19th Century American manufacture, ca. 1890. In very good condition with smooth steel surfaces and is made with screw-adjusted/tensioned, notched and enumerated, plates for holding screw-taps of various sizes. In overall very good condition with smooth mottled, steel surfaces with signs of use. A nice example of a late 19th Century Machinist's/"Gunsmith's" Adjustable Screw Tap Handle, ca. 1890. Overall length, 6"

Price: $55.00


AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY PACIFIC NORTH WEST COAST TLINGIT/HAIDA CARVED CEDAR & POLYCHROME PAINTED TOTEM POLE, ca. 1930: In overall fine untouched condition with brightly colored hand-carved wooden surfaces. The imagery of classic Pacific North West Coast Indian design with highly stylized carvings of Ravens, Beaver, etc. Of traditional hand carved form and made from a single piece of Cedar with brightly painted and finely carved body. The nail-fastened base, en suite. In overall very fine untouched condition with finely carved details and 97%+ painted finish. Complete. Height, 15”.

Price: $1,075.00


A VERY GOOD 19TH CENTURY MACHINIST'S/GUNSMITH ADJUSTABLE SCREW-DIE, ca. 1880: In overall very good, untouched condition with generally smooth, dark-colored, drop-forged/cast-steel, steel surfaces. Of late 19th Century American manufacture with smooth steel surfaces and is made with a screw-adjusted/tensioned bracket-type cutter with an exterior iron retaining strap and its original wing-nut type adjusting-screw. The rear of tapered rectangular shape. In overall very good, untouched condition with smooth, dark, gunmetal-colored,, steel surfaces with signs of use and scattered pitting & oxidation. A nice example of a late 19th Century Machinist's/"Gunsmith's" Screw Die-Cutter, ca. 1880. Overall length, 5 1/2".

Price: $125.00


TWO (2) AMERICAN INDIAN WAR PERIOD .45/70 Cal. BULLETS, ca. 1880s: In overall unissued condition. Excellent surfaces without oxidation.

Price: $10.00


ORIGINAL 18th-EARLY 19th CENTURY MUSKET & PISTOL GUN-FLINTS, ca. 1700-1800: In overall very good+, untouched condition. Of various sizes with minor varioations in shape, etc. Of English & French/Dutch origin/form; and some with minor imperfections/chips. Fine original 18th/early 19th Century Examples, ca. 1700-1800.

Price: $20.00 (each)


A FINE & RARE NEOLITHIC PERIOD EUROPEAN STONE HAMMER, ca. 1000 BC: In overall very fine untouched condition. The 4 1/2", gray, hard-stone (Basalt) hammerhead with a hand-drilled, tapered and rounded socket aperture: as drilled with a stone drill. Retains smooth untouched, river-polished, gray surfaces with some expected light imperfections. Of somewhat triangular form with a pointed tip and a rounded back end. A well-made hand-crafted European Stone Age Hammer, ca. 3000 years old. In overall very fine untouched condition with choice smooth surfaces

Price: $1,375.00


A VERY GOOD AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD SINGLE CAVITY BULLET MOLD, ca. 1770-1800: In overall very good untouched condition and of approx. .35 caliber. The iron surfaces with a chocolate-brown-colored patina with signs of use, wear and pitting. Of early (18th century), Blacksmith made, "scissors-type" construction, as made with hand-forged contours and without a sprue-cutter. In overall very good condition; and a classic example of an early form American Blacksmith made 18th Century Bullet Mold, ca. 1770-1800. For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 6 1/4“. From an old New York Collection.

Price: $225.00


A VERY GOOD AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN SOLDIER'S “CHEESEBOX TYPE” CANTEEN, ca. 1770: In overall very good untouched condition with nicely oxidized smooth wooden surfaces and scant traces of its green milk painted finish. Of classic cooper-made "Cheesebox" design with two, carved, central, flat, wooden panels and the sides with numerous staves of barrel form. Retains smooth hardwood (Maple?) surfaces with a tight fit of its staves and nicely braided bentwood lashings of traditional Colonial American design: minor old damages to lashings. In very good untouched condition with oxidized wooden surfaces; and of Soldier's "Day" type size with an approiximate 1 quart capacity. Fine sidewalls and staves with a tight fit and untouched and deeply oxidized wooden surfaces with scattered abrasions, en suite with the body. An applied wooden pouring-spout-- for cork stopper. In overall very good untouched condition with choice light brown -colored wooden surfaces with oxidation, scattered handling marks, scuffs, water-stains and signs of use/wear. A very nice example of an American Revolutionary War Period "Soldier's Day type" Canteen, ca. 1770. ***The type of Canteen often used by American Soldiers, both in the Field & at Encampments, during the American Revolution. Diameter, 7”, Width: 3". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic’s: “Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia…”, pg. 61-64.

Price: $1,575.00


COPY OF GEORGE C. NEUMANN'S & FRANK KRAVIC'S: "COLLECTOR'S ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION": Soft-bound edition, 286 pg. A complete and general overview of the Weapons and Accouterments, used by all sides, during the American Revolution.

Price: $85.00


A PARTIAL US MODEL 1873 TRAPDOOR SPRINGFIELD BAYONET SCABBARD-FROG, ca. 1880s: In poor to fair condition (as is) with its leather frog, brass clip & "US" marked stud). Retains untouched leather & brass surfaces with heavily oxidized leather and crazing. From an American Indian War Period US Model 1873 Trapdoor Springfield, ca. 1880s.

Price: $25.00


AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF GEORGE C. NEUMANN'S: "BATTLE WEAPONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION": Soft-bound edition, 393 pg. Autographed by Diana Neumann, the late author's wife. A complete overview of the Muskets, Pistols, Rifles, etc., used by all sides, during the American Revolution.

Price: $125.00


LARGE PAIR(S) OF HAND FORGED WROUGHT IRON GUN HOOKS & SCREWS: Ideal for hanging Muskets or other long-guns. Complete with four (4) mounting-screws for hanging. Handmade in New Hampshire. 4" x 2".

Price (pr.): $125.00


A VERY FINE PAIR OF AMERICAN INDIAN WAR PERIOD US MODEL 1872 CROSSED CANNONS ARTILLERY INSIGNIA: In overall very fine unissued condition and of standard US Mdl. 1872 design with impressed designs and soldered brass attachment rings. Retain much (80%+) of their gilt plating with patches of loss and oxidation.

Price: $80.00


A VERY GOOD LATE 19th/EARLY 20TH CENTURY RUSSIAN/SCANDINAVIAN DRINKING HORN, ca. 1890: In overall very good untouched condition. Of large size and traditional Northern/Eastern European form with a nicely toned, honey, straw & black colored cow horn body. A fine natural curve with a pointed tip and the "mouth" with its original wood & cork stopper (some wear & shrinkage to the cork stopper). Plain white metal (nickel silver) band fittings/mounts with two brass suspension-rings and its decorative rawhide lashings: the base-ring with an engraved "G" owner's initial, in Gothic script. In overall very good untouched condition with general sings of use, age and wear. The inner surfaces, en suite with heavy surface patination/oxidation. Some scattered handling marks and expected abrasions. A nice example of a late 19th/early Untouched deeply toned natural surfaces. Of large size with an overall length, approx. 25”. A nice example of a late 19th/early 20th Century Russian/Scandinavian Drinking Horn, ca. 1890.

Price: $200.00


SMALL PAIR(S) OF HAND FORGED WROUGHT IRON GUN HOOKS & SCREWS: Ideal for hanging Pistols, swords, powder horns or other small items. Complete with two (2) mounting-screws for hanging. Handmade in New Hampshire. 2 1/2" x 1 1/8".

Price (pr.): $85.00


AN AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA HORSE'S BIT, ca. 1860s: In overall very good excavated condition with dark, rust patinated iron surfaces. Pitted and worn with expected signs of use and evidence of internment. Of tradition form with its two rings and a central iron bit. Dates to, ca. 1860s.

Price: $50.00


A VERY FINE PAIR OF AMERICAN INDIAN WAR PERIOD US MODEL 1872 CROSSED SABERS CAVALRY INSIGNIA: In overall very fine unissued condition and of standard US Mdl. 1872 design with impressed crossed sabers design and soldered brass attachment rings. Retain much (80%+) of their gilt plating with patches of loss and oxidation.

Price: $100.00


A VERY FINE PAIR OF AMERICAN INDIAN WAR PERIOD US MODEL 1872 CROSSED RIFLES INFANTRY INSIGNIA:In overall very fine unissued condition and of standard US Mdl. 1872 design with impressed crossed Rifles designs and soldered brass attachment rings. Retain much (80%+) of their gilt plating with patches of loss and oxidation.

Price: $85.00


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