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5100 - A RARE REMNANT OF AN AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR FLAG, 1" X .75 red remnant of an American Revolutionary War flag adhered to an old identification card in old ink stating "Piece of an American flag from the Revolutionary War", old museum number [#100] glued to the card. The remnant is deep red cotton coarsely woven. No other information accompanies the tag but the cardboard tag dates to the 19th Century. An excellent relic from the Revolutionary War - we only have this single example for sale........................$350.00

5101 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR WOODEN CANTEEN, 6.25" X 8.0", this canteen has interlocking double bands probably made a flexible hickory. The body is made of oak and the original red ochre paint is prominent. The long gone leather carrying strap was secured by several irregular headed iron nails with just a trace of the leather. One band is missing showing the original white oak surface before paint was applied. It is thought that the addition of the red paint indicated military usage. Very similar to size and description to Canteen #15 in Mike O'Donnell's book. Definitely 18th Century. Even with the absent band the canteen would display nicely. Found in an eastern Maryland estate. An excellent value........................$395.00

5102 - A NICE 18TH CENTURY JACKKNIFE, Overall 8", the wooden handle has a herringbone pattern etched into it, an attractive brass tip secures the base of the handle. Completely operative and nicer than a "penny knife" today at the same price [scarcer], fine.....................................................SOLD

5103 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR LARGE SPIKED TOMAHAWK, 8.25" spiked tomahawk with rectangular spike ending with a sharp point. Rounded ears. The rounded blade is 3". The old haft is secured with a iron spacer. The old haft is 18" in length. The eye opening is oval. A massive spiked tomahawk from an old Pennsylvania collection that shows use over the years. Very nice and attractive with a nice patina to the metal and wood.....................................SOLD

5104 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR LARGE SPONTOON, overall 17" with a 13" blade, slight center rib with a 4" rectangular tang. The blade tapers to a wide collar that fit over the wooden haft. Period 1750 - 1780, possibly French, excellent surfaces with sharp edges and an armor piercing tip. One of the largest you will see for sale................................................$395.00

5105 - AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD DIAMOND SHAPED SPONTOON, overall 14" with an 8" diamond shaped blade. 3.75" tang that was crudely threaded to screw into a wooden haft that had a threaded receptacle. Neumann notes that the diamond shaped blade became very popular the last quarter of the 18th Century in America. 1770 - 1783. Very fine...............................................$295.00

5106 - AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR CARTRIDGE BOX WITH ORIGINAL CLOTH STRAP, 2.5" X 3" X 9", leather cartridge box with a scalloped overlapping top with the original decorative button. The original catch is still operative. The 40" [total length] ribbed linen strap is nailed to the back of the box. The wooden interior box has 26 openings for 69 caliber cartridges. The surfaces of the leather are very nice with minimum flaking. Revolutionary War boxes with the original straps are rare today. The first one we have had in years...................................................SOLD

5107 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY AREA, large fascine knife marked in old white paint "Ticonderoga." 17" with a large 10" blade. This example has the scarcer and earlier raised blade panel seen in example 59K in Neumann's book "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution". While the wooden handle is gone, the iron is stable and has excellent form. From an old collection formed in the 1930's.................................................$195.00

5108 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY AREA, Brown Bess bayonet, overall 21" with a 4" socket. The socket is well formed and the blade is in excellent condition, brown patina. Old white paint, "Ticonderoga, NY 8 - 39" denoting excavated at Fort Ticonderoga in August of 1939. In excellent condition for an excavated example.............................................$395.00

5109 - 18TH CENTURY BRASS COMPASS/SUNDIAL, mid to late 18th Century. The origin of this compass is probably British. The compass is fully functional with a slide tab to lock the needle when not in use. It has a paper label inside the brass case and a folding copper sundial indicator. The top of the case screws on the base.........................................$395.00

SOME RARE ARTILLERY FROM THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR THROUGH THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

5110 - RARE 12 POUND SOLID SHOT MARKED WITH THE BRITISH BROAD ARROW, marked in old white paint "Ticonderoga" and "Ft Tic". 12# shot marked with the British Broad Arrow. 4.25" diameter. This example has typical wide sprue markings seen as with many British shot as well as a sharp broad arrow. Excellent surfaces. Ex Robert Thebert Collection. These larger British marked shot are very rare and bring huge prices for balls with distinct cast markings of the broad arrow. This is the first example we have had in years and have seen similar balls bring $1800-$2000. This example from an old NY collection being offered.............................$1,495.00



5111 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY
, 14 pound solid shot, marked in old white paint "Ft. Tic", 4.50" brown patina to the surfaces, seams evident and appears to be American in origin. Fine, and a scarcer larger size......................................
$295.00

5112 - A SUPERB FORT WILLIAM HENRY HAND GRENADE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, 3" diameter, a thin walled example with great surfaces. Old white paint on both sides, "FORT WILLIAM HENRY 1757" and "Found Lake George Village 1947." Fort William Henry was a British fort at the southern end of Lake George in the province of New York. It is best known as the site of notorious atrocities committed by the Huron tribes against the surrendered British and provincial troops following a successful French siege in 1757, an event portrayed in James Fenimore Cooper's novel, The Last of the Mohicans, first published in January 1826. The fort's construction was ordered by Sir William Johnson in September 1755, during the French and Indian War, as a staging ground for attacks against the French fort at Crown Point called Fort St. Frédéric. It was part of a chain of British and French forts along the important inland waterway from New York City to Montreal, and occupied a key forward location on the frontier between New York and New France. It was named for both Prince William Henry, Duke of Cumberland, the younger son of King George II, and Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester, a grandson of King George II and a younger brother of the future King George III. Following the 1757 siege, the French destroyed the fort and withdrew. While other forts were built nearby in later years, the site of Fort William Henry lay abandoned. In the 19th Century, it was a destination for tourists. In the 1950's interest in the history of the site revived, and a replica of the fort was constructed. It is now operated as a living museum and a popular tourist attraction in the village of Lake George. Excellent surfaces. This example was in the collection of Robert Thebert Sr. for many years. Very rare site and the first hand grenade we have offered from that site................................................................$895.00

5114 - AN AMERICAN HORSEMAN'S SABER ATTRIBUTED TO JEREMIAH SNOW, circ. 1775 - 83, a curved 33 1/2" single edged blade with three fullers at the back edge, a brass hilt comprising a straight quillon with button finial, guard with single outboard branch and a knuklebow extending to the pommel. Wooden grip with spiral incised spacing for wire wrapping which is as usual missing. Blade has dark patina, hilt with dark edge patina. Bill Guthman attributed this saber to Jeremiah Snow of Springfield, Mass., see page 198 of "America Swords and Sword Makers" by Richard Bezdek. Also see the Bill Guthman Collection auction sale Lot #137 for almost an identical example that brought $7020 [copy included]............................................................SOLD

5115 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR BRITISH HANGER, c. 1760 - 1780, overall length 30", 24" curved blade, single fuller blade, single brass branch with turned quillon. Wooden handle covered with brass wrapped wire. Two stamped armors marks on blade. Blade has a nice gray patina with a dark patina to the wire grips. A nice representative British sword of the Revolutionary period, fine...........................................................$950.00


42507 - A SUPERB TRADE AXE WITH HANDLE IN THE POPULAR TOMAHAWK STYLE, this fine trade axe originated from Pennsylvania and dates to c. 1780. The massive head is 3.5" X 7" and is on an old 19" hardwood handle. The axe has several interesting touch marks including a sunburst and the initials OP most probably the blacksmith's initials. The old collector who had it thought it was most probably Shawnee. The handle may or not be the original handle but has considerable wear on the bottom tip showing considerable usage. Ex - Robert Oswald Collection. The nicest and largest example we have had in quite some time. very fine......................................................SOLD

43508 - 18TH CENTURY REV. WAR SOLDIER'S WAISTCOAT, this original in every way Colonial period waistcoat is made of golden/tan silk material and linen lining on the back. There are embroidered flower designs to the front panels and 10 of the original silk covered buttons are still attached. The back silk area that is attached to the linen backing is somewhat tattered but the coat is intact. Some tatters to areas on the front. These were worn by officers under the regulation coat and are very rare to find intact today as all 18th century cloth items are especially when made of silk. This particular coat was deaccessed by the NY Metropolitan Museum years ago and was in the collection of Robert Oswald - noted 18th Century collector. Has his old collection tag....................................................SOLD

42518 - A RARE EXISTING EXAMPLE OF A BRITISH REVOLUTIONARY WAR WOODEN TENT PEG MARKED WITH THE BROAD ARROW, 12.5", hardwood British tent peg, carved 18th Century, marked with a very visible broad arrow used by the British military. Originated from an old New Hampshire collection, some small worm holes, overall very good..........................................................$120.00

42519 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD HORSE BIT, an excellent example of a hand wrought iron horse bit but dating from 1750 - 1780. A really early example. From an old New Hampshire collection with a great old brown patina.............................................$125.00

42520 - 18TH CENTURY MEDICAL AMPUTATION KNIFE, 12" overall, wooden turned handle, iron curved blade with iron ferrule, c. 1770 - 1820, crude amputation knife for cutting issue. Very good, gray patina to blade...............................................$125.00

42521 - 18TH CENTURY SUTURE, 7" iron flat blade suture with wooden turned handle. The flat blade is slightly curved with a notch for securing a suture. Old remnants of linen thread wrapped around the handle. c. 1770 - 1820, fine..................................................$95.00


3271 - COLONIAL AXE WITH ORIGINAL WOODEN HANDLE, forged iron axe head 2.5" X 5", tapered blade with pole head, original handle. A utility axe that may be a carpenter's axe, Fells Point, Maryland find, nice surface to axe, fine.............................................$195.00

3273 - A MOST UNUSUAL COLONIAL POWDER HORN WITH A MIRROR INSET INTO THE WOODEN PLUG, overall 16", the tip has been carved to retain the carrying strap. The wooden 3" plug is cherry with a bulbous shape in which a small round mirror has  been inset. Late 18th Century. Conjecture abounds on why the mirror was set into the plug - was it for grooming or could it have been for signaling using the sun's rays? Nevertheless it is the first of its kind I have ever seen. The horn has a nice mellow patina. Condition is very fine with no problems....................................................$295.00

3283 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, 18th Century Ice Creeper, excavated by Frank Kravic in March 1971, his white marking [T-3-71]. One leg out of four missing possibly broken off in use and discarded, good surfaces.......................................................$79.00

3285 - AMERICAN TOMAHAWK STYLE HAMMER POLE AXE, FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, 4.25", nice tomahawk style cutting edge. Excavated by Frank Kravic, Fort Ticonderoga, NY, excellent surfaces.........................................$295.00

3286 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, LARGE IRON STONE CUTTING WEDGE, REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD, a massive iron stone cutting wedge found at Fort Ticonderoga by Frank Kravic. By the appearance of the head it was extensively used, 2" X 7" to fashion stone masonry for the walls and buildings. Very heavy and massive.........................................$90.00

3287 - IRON SOLID SHOT, SWIVEL SHOT FOR THE 1# WALL GUN, 1# solid shot, 2" diameter for a wall swivel gun. Excavated by Frank Kravic at Mount Independence, VT., Revolutionary War period, have only two available................................................$79.00/each

3288 - IRON GRAPESHOT, MOUNT INDEPENDENCE, VT, used in canister cans for anti-personnel shot from larger cannons, excavated by Frank Kravic, have nice cast seams. 75" or slightly larger.............................$39.00     1" or slightly larger................................$45.00

3290 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR ENGLISH OFFICERS TELESCOPE, c. 1750, 18" overall when expanded, English officer single draw field glass. Made from heartwood of the black walnut tree with brass hardware with a tapered and rounded wood frame. Exceptional quality. Completely functional in every respect..............................................$725.00

3294 - AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PATCH KNIFE WITH MUSKET TOUCH HOLE PICK, blade and musket touch hole pick holds into an hardwood handle. Some carved designs to the handle. Ex-Frank Kravic collection, non-dug. First one I have had in years. Very fine.....................................................SOLD

3295 - EARLY FRENCH CANNONBALL 1720-1750, FORT MICHILIMACKINAC, MICHIGAN, 3# [2.67], 2.75", French solid shot found on the Askin Farm trail within two miles of Fort Michilimackinac Emmet County, Michigan. There was a trail from the Fort to John Askin's Trading Post called 'French Farm'. Nice high seam. Fort Michilimackinac was an 18th Century French, and later British, fort and trading post at the Straits of Mackinac; it was built on the northern tip of the lower peninsula of the present-day state of Michigan in the United States. Built around 1715, and abandoned in 1783, it was located along the Straits, which connected Lake Huron and Lake Michigan of the Great Lakes. Early solid shot from this area is rare on the market, Old Robert Oswald tag, fine, huge raised seam......................$325.00

3296 - FORT MICHILIMACKINAC AREA, 18TH CENTURY LARGE SCALPER KNIFE, 12" overall, 7" hand forged single edged blade, hardwood handle secured to the blade with an exceptionally long iron bolster. Found in the Fort Michilimackinac area. Both wooden handle and blade in fine condition....................................................$275.00

SOME SCARCER REVOLUTIONARY BATTLE SITE MUSKETBALLS

3298 - BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND, NY, American musket balls excavated at the site of the Battle of Long Island site on August 27th, 1776. The Battle of Long Island, also known as the Battle of Brooklyn or the Battle of Brooklyn Heights, fought on August 27, 1776, was a defeat for the Continental Army under General George Washington and the beginning of a successful campaign that gave the British control of the strategically important city of New York. In the American Revolutionary War it was the first major battle to take place after the United States declared independence on July 4, 1776. In terms of troop size, it was the largest battle of the entire war. These smaller caliber balls are most probably American.........................$30.00/each ONLY ONE LEFT!

3299 - BATTLE OF BENNINGTON, VERMONT, The Battle of Bennington was a battle of the American Revolutionary war, part of the Saratoga campaign, that took place on August 16, 1777, in Walloomsac, New York, about 10 miles (16 km) from its namesake Bennington, Vermont. A rebel force of 2,000 men, primarily composed of New Hampshire and Massachusetts militiamen, led by General John Stark, and reinforced by men led by Colonel Seth Warner and members of the Green Mountain Boys, decisively defeated a detachment of General John Burgoyne's army led by Lieutenant Colonel Friedrich Baum, and supported by additional men under Lieutenant Colonel Heinrich von Breymann. Have several available, all fired..........................................$30.00/each

4000 - FRENCH MUSKETBALLS FROM THE BATTLE OF SAVANNAH, The Siege of Savannah or the Second Battle of Savannah was an encounter of the American Revolutionary War in 1779. The year before, the city of Savannah, Georgia, had been captured by a British expeditionary corps under Lieutenant-Colonel Archibald Campbell. The siege itself consisted of a joint Franco-American attempt to retake Savannah, from September 16 to October 18, 1779. On October 9, a major assault against the British siege works failed. During the attack, Polish nobleman Count Casimir Pulaski, leading the combined cavalry forces on the American side, was mortally wounded. With the failure of the joint American-French attack, the siege failed, and the British remained in control of Savannah until July 1782, near the end of the war. We have several musket balls that are French in origin as there were 4000 French troops at that siege.......................................................$20.00/each



3000 - HUDSON HIGHLANDS, REVOLUTIONARY WAR
, Lead button mold for the popular basket weave design cast button used by many Continental troops and found in numerous camps from Camp Robinson's Farm to New Boston. The design is basically intact, trifle bent from excavation. Ex-Deborah Sprouse Collection...................................................
$175.00


3001 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY
, 4 pound solid shot excavated Fort Ticonderoga, NY. 3" diameter, 4.4#, American made with a very nice high casting seam. Surfaces quite decent with the seam very prominent. Ex-Deborah Sprouse Collection. Marked in white paint "TIC".......................................................
$295.00

3002 - THE BATTLE OF WHITE PLAINS, NY, The Battle of White Plains was a battle in the New York and New Jersey campaign of the American Revolutionary War fought on October 28, 1776, near White Plains, New York. Following the retreat of George Washington's Continental Army northward from New York City, British General William Howe landed troops in Westchester County, intending to cut off Washington's escape route. Alerted to this move, Washington retreated farther, establishing a position in the village of White Plains but failed to establish firm control over local high ground. Howe's troops drove Washington's troops from a hill near the village; following this loss, Washington ordered the Americans to retreat farther north. Later British movements chased Washington across New Jersey and into Pennsylvania. Washington then crossed the Delaware and surprised a brigade of Hessian troops in the December 26 Battle of Trenton. We have a very limited grouping of musket balls from that site. Ex-Deborah  Sprouse Collection.........................................$35.00/each [have one buckshot at $20]

BATTLES OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR

3003 - FOUR REVOLUTIONARY WAR BATTLE SITE MUSKET BALLS ON AN ATTRACTIVE DISPLAY STAND,  Identified musket balls from the Battle of Brandywine [PA], Fort William Henry, NY, White Plains, NY, and Camden, SC, display in a 3.5" X 5" wooden stand and display slotted sign identifying each ball with attractive color graphics. We have a limited number of these available. Balls from White Plains and Fort William Henry are especially scarce.......................................$125.00


3006 - BATTLES OF  THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
, Iron Grapeshot from three Revolutionary War sites: Mount Independence [across from Fort Ticonderoga, NY, Crown Point, NY, and Fort Haldimand, NY]. All presented on a 3.5" X 4" display stand with a colorful backdrop,  balls are marked as to site found. Have three sets available......................................................
$125.00/each

3007 - MUSKET BALLS FIRED IN BATTLE - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR AND REVOLUTIONARY WAR, fired musket balls fired and not dropped, these four musket balls date from the French & Indian War to the Revolutionary War...examples from Fort Edward, NY, Fort Ticonderoga, NY, Brandywine, PA, and Camden, SC. All show the effects of hitting solid objects. While now as attractive as drops, these fired balls were part of the history of that site in a large way. Mounted on a nice base with colorful graphics, 3.5" X 6", only have one to sell as we scoured our stock and found very few actually fired balls...................................$135.00

3008 - MUSKET BALLS FROM REVOLUTIONARY WAR SITES IN THE SOUTH, four different balls from southern battle sites: includes The Battle of Savannah, Charleston, Camden, SC, and Waboo Barony in South Carolina where Francis Marion's men attacked and sunk a transport. The wooden display has colorful graphics and is 3.5" X 6".......................................................$125.00


2205 - AMERICAN MUSKET BALL WORM, FORT GEORGE, NY, iron worm for extracting musket balls from barrels of flintlocks, excavated near Fort George, NY, size indicates American, nice form with moderate oxidation...........................................$80.00

2206 - FRENCH MUSKET BALL WORM, CROWN POINT, NY, F & I War French ball worm, marked CP in white paint, excellent form with usual oxidation. Used to extract musket balls from flintlocks........................$85.00

2207 - COLONIAL PERIOD LARGE BELT KNIFE, Mid to late 18th Century, 12" overall with a 7.5" hand forged blade. Iron ferrule, hardwood handle. The typical knife carried by militiamen during the war. Wood is solid with trivial fissures due to drying out, overall quite attractive.................SOLD

2213 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR HAND GRENADE, marked in white paint BOSTON, 2 7/8" diameter, great high seam, typical crude American casting that still has the casting sprue quite evident. Surfaces are nice and solid. Originated from an old artillery collection and the first one we have ever handled from the Boston area. Thin walled as it should be.........................................$795.00


6001 - 4 POUND FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR/REV. WAR SOLID SHOT, CHAMPLAIN VALLEY, NY, constructed in the French style. 3.0" and 4.7#. While slightly heavier than a 4# this is a "pounded smooth" ball where the windage was designed to be tighter to the existing barrels (with no seam ridge - pounded out), the balls have been given more weight & diameter to fit the older barrels that were bigger to provide a greater windage measurement room for the seam on these earlier barrels. Although the seam has been flattened it is still evident. Old white paint "Champlain Valley, G. N. 4" may indicate originating from George Neumann. Very fine surfaces.........................................$225.00

6002 - LARGE SHOE BUCKLE DUG AT YORKTOWN, VA, 2.25" X 4", brass 18th Century shoe buckle for a man. The buckle has a nice patination [light green]. The iron catch is missing one prong but still has a remnant of leather attached attesting that it was probably buried with the shoe. Marked "Yorktown, VA 2000." Overall very good..............................$75.00

6003 - OAK REVOLUTIONARY WAR TO WAR OF 1812 CANTEEN, 5.5" X 8", nicely patinated oak construction with 1" riveted iron bands. High mounted drinking bung opening. An owner's name or cooper's name is stamped in the side starting with P. P. with the other letters difficult to decipher. The wood has a dark patina with an attractive appearance. This style was made from the Revolutionary War period through the War of 1812. This canteen held approximately 2 quarts of liquid and was carried in a leather sling as there are no mounts for attaching leather straps. Very fine............................................$595.00


6006 - EARLY 19TH CENTURY BULLET MOLD
, 6" scissors handles, pistol ball sie with the ball mold lined with a brass sleeve, iron construction, 1820 - 40, fine...............................
$55.00


5000 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR CANTEEN, made of oak, 6 1/4" X 3 3/4", fastened together with two 1" sheet iron bands, rectangular raised bung with a contemporary wooden stopper. As typical of these necessity canteens the oak appears to have not been fully cured when produced resulting in the usual slight looseness at the band [hoop] juncture with the wood when the wood dried out. The canteen had been painted an orange-red color which a majority of the paint still existent. It was not uncommon for canteens to be painted red, blue, and green when used by military forces. Canteens were a necessity during the war and numerous private contractors were used to supply the demand resulting in great variances in design and size. There are two remnants of leather fastened to the sides with irregular nails showing where the leather strap was affixed. A very similar canteen can be seen in O'Donnell's book on canteens figure #11, page 19 that was dated to 1777. Other than the drying out of the wood as described above, the canteen is in very good condition.........................................................$695.00

5002 - COLONIAL PERIOD SINGLE SHOT LEATHER HOLSTER, 3" X 10" pigskin leather holster for a single shot pistol. These early style holsters resembled a pouch. A similar example can be seen in Neumann's book, figure #14 page 148 being described as a British style holster for a smaller personal pistol. This one had no cover flap. Some surface flaking. It was apparently stitched to a belt as the stitching holes are evident. I would grade good to very good as it is intact. A copy of the example cited above will accompany the holster.................................................$150.00

5004 - 18TH CENTURY SINGLE SHOT BRASS PISTOL BALL MOLD, this mold measures 3.5" with wide arms and made a 50 caliber ball for a pistol. Cast bass mold which appears to be American made due to the crudeness of the mold cast. Fine...................................SOLD


4004 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR PERIOD POWDER HORN, 15' overall, a large olive patinated horn with the early style "hooded" plugged end, wooden plug with a carved tip. Period 1750-1770, nice honest wear with no damage to the extended flap hood. From New England. Uncommon........................................$295.00


4005 - NICE TURNED PLUG POWDER HORN, 18TH CENTURY
, 14' overall. A wide diameter powder horn [3.5"] with a carved tip. The round plug has been turned consistent with horns originating from the Philadelphia area. 18th Century. Nice smooth dark patina to the horn. Very fine.........................
$225.00

4006 - 18TH CENTURY TIN TINDER BOX, 8 sided tin tinderbox with push button locking mechanism, 18th Century, used to house flint, striker, and charcloth, staples for making a fire in the woods. A staple of every Continental soldier or woodsman. Nice patina to the metal..............................................$135.00

4009 - FT. TICONDEROGA, NY, AMERICAN PIKE HEAD, 10" hand wrought pike head with a wide base blade and typical American wrapped handle, great surfaces, unmarked by from a old New York collection thus I feel from a NY site. Above average on quality..............................................$275.00

4010 - FT. TICONDEROGA, NY, AMERICAN LARGE PIKE HEAD, 13" massive American pike head with wrapped socket and a pronounced blade. An old Bob Oswald tag states found in a barn near Fort Ticonderoga, formally in the collection of Craig Loneragan. Super condition and the largest we have handled over the years. Great surfaces....................................SOLD


11090 - FORT EDWARD, NY, Fort Edward (Roger's Island), 1755, Washington County, Fort Edward. This location was the Southern terminus of the "Great Carrying Place," a 11 mile route from the Hudson River to the forks of Wood Creek at Fort Anne leading to Lake Champlain. Earlier fortifications were Ft. Nicholson 1709, Fort Lydius 1732-1745, and Fort Lyman 1755 which was renamed Fort Edward. After a major fire in 1756 the works were improved in 1757. Also around this time, a large military complex was constructed on nearby Rogers' Island, (which today is an historic site listed on the National Register of Historic Places) and a blockhouse (Royal Blockhouse) to guard the west channel. Here in 1757 the survivors of Ft Wm Henry took refuge. American Headquarters in 1777 after the loss of Ft Ticonderoga. Abandoned and then occupied by Burgoyne on his advance to Saratoga. Reoccupied by Americans after Saratoga until the close of the war, then gradually abandoned. 18 pound solid shot, 5" diameter, [16.6]. [1757-1780], some roughness but relatively good surfaces, a rare size, ex-Deborah Sprouse Collection........................................................$395.00

11091 - BATTLE OF SARATOGA, NY, 12 pound solid shot, [4.5" - 11.76#]. The Battle of Saratoga (September 19 and October 7, 1777) marked the climax of the Saratoga campaign giving a decisive victory to the Americans over the British in the American Revolutionary War. British General Jo Burgoyne led a large invasion army up the Champlain Valley from Canada, hoping to meet a similar force marching northward from New York City, the southern force never arrived, and Burgoyne was surrounded by American forces in upstate New York. Burgoyne fought two small battles to break out. They took place eighteen days apart on the same ground, 9 miles (14 km) south of Saratoga, New York. They both failed. Trapped by superior American forces, with no relief in sight, Burgoyne surrendered his entire army on October 17. His surrender, says historian Edmund Morgan, "was a great turning point of the war, because it won for Americans the foreign assistance which was the last element needed for victory. Nice surfaces. Ex Deborah Sprouse Collection......................................................$395.00

11092 - FORT WILLIAM HENRY, French and Indian War, 4 Pound solid shot, [3" - 3.14"], Fort William Henry was a British fort at the southern end of Lake George in the province of New York. It is best known as the site of notorious atrocities committed by the Huron tribes against the surrendered British and provincial troops following a successful French siege in 1757, an event portrayed in James Fenimore Cooper's novel, The Last of the Mohicans, first published in January 1826. The fort's construction was ordered by Sir William Johnson in September 1755, during the French and Indian War, as a staging ground for attacks against the French fort at Crown Point called Fort St. Frédéric. It was part of a chain of British and French forts along the important inland waterway from New York City to Montreal, and occupied a key forward location on the frontier between New York and New France. It was named for both Prince William, the Duke of Cumberland, the younger son of King George II, and Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester, a grandson of King George II and a younger brother of the future King George III. Following the 1757 siege, the French destroyed the fort and withdrew. While other forts were built nearby in later years, the site of Fort William Henry lay abandoned. In the 19th Century, it was a destination for tourists. In the 1950s interest in the history of the site revived, and a replica of the fort was constructed. It is now operated as a living museum and a popular tourist attraction in the village of Lake George. Excellent surfaces, Ex-Deborah Sprouse Collection...........................................................$295.00


8232 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, FORT WILLIAM HENRY, a massive hook and iron catch used to close a large gate. Old note states found in the ruins of Fort William Henry around 1910 in Lake George Village which had been burned to the ground in 1757. Item is accompanied by a copy of similar iron artifacts excavated in F & I War sites, 2 items.....................................................$185.00

8233 - SWIVEL SHOT CANNONBALLS, FORT WILLIAM HENRY, 2" swivel shot, 1.34#, found in a construction site in the 1950's at the base of French Mountain near West St. [Site of the French battery] in Fort William Henry Village. French General Francois Gaston de Levis camped here with 8000 soldiers, 6000 Indians, and 200 artillerymen along with their cannons, mortars, light artillery, swivel guns and ammunition. The siege of Fort William Henry was staged here in August 1757. Have two examples, each have seams one a high sprue..................$159.00/each


8234 - BAYONET SCABBARD STUD WITH A TRACE OF LEATHER ATTACHED, FORT WILLIAM HENRY
, 2.5" brass bayonet stud that was worn on a cross belt sling with a piece of leather attached. Nice lime green patina to the brass. Ex-Lake George Museum Collection. Rare French & Indian War item...............................................
$125.00

8235 - FORT WILLIAM HENRY, NY, French & Indian War musket balls excavated at Fort William Henry, ex-Lake George Museum Collection, only have 5 examples and one is fired and somewhat misshapen. The first I have had in years..............................................$30.00/each

8236 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, FRENCH CANNONBALL, FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, 8 pound cannonball of French manufacture, research completed on it by the previous owner shows it coming from France from the main military fort at Marseille, France. Huge high seam unlike the Canadian made balls, extremely rare, ex-George Esker Collection.....................$395.00

8237 - 4# CANNONBALL, FORT WILLIAM HENRY, 4# solid shot found in a construction site in the 1950's at the base of French Mountain near West St. [Site of the French battery] in fort William Henry Village. French General Francois Gaston de Levis camped here with 8000 soldiers, 6000 Indians, and 200 artillerymen along with their cannons, mortars, light artillery, swivel guns and ammunition. The siege of Fort William Henry was staged here in August 1757. Ex-George Esker Collection...................................................$325.00

8239 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, FORT WILLIAM HENRY
, 2" solid shot, 2.5" excavated near Fort William Henry, Lake George, NY, nice smooth surfaces.................................
$159.00


8241 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, RARE 12# MARKED SOLID SHOT CANNONBALL
, stamped "12", 12# solid shot [4.50"] recovered at Chateau Richer [Quebec Province]. Richer was laid in waste by Wolfe's troops during August 1759. #12 cast into the ball. Excellent surfaces..........................
$350.00


8001 - FORT ST. FREDERIC, 1731 - 1759, 4 pound French solid shot, [4.1#, 3.0"], excavated by famed historian-collector Frank Kravic. Construction on Fort St. Frederic was started in 1734 by Gaspard-Joseph Chaussegros de Léry. When complete, Fort Saint-Frédéric walls were twelve feet thick and four stories high, with cannons on each level. It was manned by hundreds of officers and troops, principally from Les Compagnies Franches de la Marine. The fort gave the French control of the frontier between New France and the British colonies to the south. As the only permanent stronghold in the area until the building of Fort Carillon at Ticonderoga starting in 1755, many French raids originated there and it was a target of British operations in the French and Indian War. Constructed on the tip of a strategic peninsula at a narrows in the lake, the cannons of Fort Saint-Frédéric and the later British Fort Crown Point were capable of halting all north-south travel on the lake. In 1759 when British forces moved against Fort Saint-Frédéric during the war, the retreating French destroyed it. The British Army and provincial militia then built Fort Crown Point, a vast fortification just southwest of the ruins of the French fort, starting in the fall of 1759. At the same time they built a fleet to gain military control of Lake Champlain and the 77-mile-long Crown Point Road across the Green Mountains to reach the Connecticut River. One of the oldest sites in Colonial America where one can obtain a solid shot cannonball. Very rare................................................$395.00

8002 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, 9 pound solid shot, [4.0", 8.27#] excavated by Frank Kravic as noted by him in white paint [F. Ti. 152]. Great seam and sprue. Excellent surfaces. Fort Ticonderoga, formerly Fort Carillon, is a large 18th-century star fort built by the French at a narrows near the south end of Lake Champlain in northern New York in the United States. It was constructed by Canadian-born French military engineer Michel Chartier de Lotbiniére, Marquis de Lotbiniére between October 1755 and 1757 during the Seven Years' War, often referred to as the French and Indian War in the US. It was of strategic importance during the 18th-century colonial conflicts between Great Britain and France, and again played an important role during the American Revolutionary War...........................................$395.00

8003 - MOUNT INDEPENDENCE, VT, 12 pound solid shot cannonball, [4.25", 11.98#] nice seam and button sprue, dug by Frank Kravic with his code in white paint. [MI.A.U3], great surfaces. Mount Independence on Lake Champlain in Orwell, Vermont, was the site of extensive fortifications built during the Revolutionary War by the American army to stop a British invasion. Construction began in July 1776, following the American defeat in Canada, and continued through the winter and spring of 1777. After the American retreat on July 5 and 6, 1777, British and German troops occupied Mount Independence was farm land, used for grazing sheep and cattle. Rare size 12 pound cannon shot............................................$395.00

8004 - SKENESBORO, NY, HOME OF ARNOLD'S FLEET, Skenesboro, later Whitehall, was settled in a valley at the southern end of Lake Champlain. This colonial town was founded by British Army Captain Philip Skene, and was originally known as Skenesboro. Skenesboro became the first selttlement on Lake Champlain and was a center of maritime trade. Captain Skene built saw mills, grist mills and an iron foundry, where trade can be documented from that time. The Revolutionary War caused the capture of Skene's trading schooner and the building of a fleet by Benedict Arnold at this place. Because of the Revolutionary War actions, the New York State Legislature, in 1960, declared the legacy that names Whitehall as the Birthplace of the United States Navy. The Whitehall harbor also produced ships used for service by the U.S. Navy during the War of 1812. 2# solid shot the type used on small gunboats.............................................$165.00

8009 - AMERICAN VERSION OF A BRITISH FUSIL BAYONET, Revolutionary War, overall 15" with an 11" blade, 3 slot socket with ring, triangular blade. The crude cutout of the slots and ring makes this example an American copy. Although excavated [in Pennsylvania] the surfaces are excellent.................................................$295.00

8013 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, CROWN POINT, NY, 4" solid shot, 3.0", 4.13#, nice surfaces, old white paint marking "Crown Point", from an old NY collection................$295.00

8014 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, CROWN POINT, NY, Swivel shot from a wall cannon, 2.0" 1.09#, for the 1 pound swivel cannon. Huge seam, nice surface, paint markings C. P. NY, an excellent example..................................................$125.00

8016 - BATTLE OF YORKTOWN, 1781, swivel shot, 2", 1.12#, for a 1# cannon, marked YT VA, some surface divots but quite solid. The last great battle of the Revolutionary War where Cornwallis was defeated by Washington..........................................$125.00

8017 - CHARLESTON, SC, Revolutionary War period grapeshot, 1.5", some surface divots from salt water, solid balls, only have 2 examples..................................$40.00/each

8019 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, fired musket balls for a 1758 site at Fort Ticonderoga, NY dug by Tom Jones in July 1959. Fired balls are much more desirable than "dropped" balls and are much scarcer....................................$20.00/each

8020 - FRENCH MUSKET BALLS, C. 1750, FORT MICHILIMACKINAC, MICHIGAN, French musket balls dug near Fort Michilimackinac circ. 1750. Only have 4 to sell...................................................$20.00/each

8020A - BATTLE OF BRANDYWINE, Sandy Hollow was the location of the most concentrated fighting of the Battle of the Brandywine took place from Dilworth to Street Road with the center of intensity in Sandy Hollow on September 11th, 1777. This Battle involved the largest number of fighting troops (22,000 to 30,000) of the Revolutionary War and a rare encounter between General George Washington and British Generals William Howe and Charles Cornwallis. Musket balls from that site. Ex-Dean Thomas.........................$20.00/each


4081 - CAMP ROBINSON'S FARM, HUDSON HIGHLANDS, NY, iron grapeshot, 33mm, dug at Camp Robinson's Farm, Hudson Highlands near Israel Putnam's headquarters, marked in white paint with note, have only 1 available............................................$45.00

4082 - IRON SHOT FROM A WALL GUN, FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, 1.25" [32mm], accompanying documentation and white paint shows originating from Fort Ticonderoga, NY and fired in a wall gun and not a swivel gun. These guns resembled large muskets and were fired from ramparts on stands. A wall gun's barrel could be over 54 inches (140 cm) in length with a bore of at least 1 inch (2.5 cm). This made them more accurate than the standard flintlock or matchlock musket. George Washington acquired several wall guns during the American War of Independence; tests showed that they were capable of hitting a sheet of common writing paper at 600 yards (550 m). Wall guns were part of the standard equipment of some artillery pieces at that time. With Bob Oswald's note, only have 1 example, each............................$45.00

4083 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, 2# solid shot, [2"] marked in old white paint, TIC, 2#, extremely high seam, smooth finish to surface, from an old NY Collection............................................$185.00

4084 - BATTLE OF SARATOGA, NY, 6# solid shot, marked in old white paint, 6 PDR. SARATOGA, 3.5" diameter, usual moderate surface roughness, Saratoga shot are quite scarce, Ex - NY collection.........................................................$350.00

4085 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, 9# solid shot, 4" diameter, marked in old white paint, FORT TIC. 1947, E. S. 9, denoting that it was dug at Fort Ticonderoga, NY in 1947 by Ed Sweeney and 9#, tag states purchased from the family, decent surfaces, scarcer size.....................................................$395.00

4086 - AMERICAN HAND GRENADE, CHARLESTON, SC, large 3" diameter American made hand grenade marked in old white paint CHARLESTON, a very thin walled example with excellent surfaces. Ex - Bob Oswald, one of the nicest we have had..............................................$895.00


3407 - 18TH CENTURY RIFLEMAN'S POUCH, 8" X 8.5", brown soft leather rifleman's pouch with a large flap, flat button intact to close the pouch, two leather hanging straps slotted for adjustments on a shoulder strap [not included]. Two compartments on the inside one still contains tow used for starting fires. Outstanding condition....................................................$695.00

3411 - EXTREMELY RARE BOARDING WEAPON, CHARLESTON, SC, 18TH CENTURY, A 6 pound solid ball with a hole cast through and through where a rope was strung through for the ball to be used as a weapon in close fighting such as boarding a ship. In old white paint it is noted "VI-VI-XXIV" or 1924 and then "Charleston, SC." The ball has a wonderful smooth finish with a high casting seam. A previous owner has inserted a tarred hemp rope through the holes for display as to show how the weapon was used. Very similar to the concept of a "black jack" shown in the British Naval history book "Heart of Oak" but much more deadly. Interesting notation in Roman numerals as to the excavation date and location with Charleston being a sea coast town which much military activity during the Revolutionary War. Ball is in excellent condition and the first example we have seen or offered....................................................$795.00

3412 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD WHISKEY STILL DESIGNED FOR CARRYING AND MAKING SMALL QUANTITIES OF WHISKEY, 8" X 9", solid copper still with handle, beveled shape fared upward. See Neumann, "Collector's Illustrated Ency. of the American Revolution," page 103, Figure 7. Neumann comments "a small portable copper still, apparently the mash was added and slung on the back or carried on a wagon where the motion of the day hastened its fermentation. In the evening the stopper was removed and a wooden plug with hole inserted. A copper coil was then inserted into the hole and the whole unit placed on a fire. As the distillation began a cup caught the daily yield of beverage." This is the first example we have ever offered. Very fine.......................................$595.00

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ARTILLERY PROJECTILES

3417 - YORKTOWN, VA, 4# solid shot, 3" great surfaces, marked in old paint "Yorktown 1781", from an old NY artillery collection, unusually high seams the highest I have seen on similar excavated balls, very fine......................................$325.00

3418 - CROWN POINT, NY, Cast iron hand grenade 2.75", marked in old white paint "Crown Point," the last one coming from an old NY collector that we have purchased others from over the years, nice surfaces................................................$795.00

3420 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, 6 pounder, 3.5" diameter, marked in white paint on the crown of the ball. Most probably French due to the very smooth seam filings thus c. 1759 French and Indian War. From a collection dug and marked in the 1930's, exceptional........................................................$350.00

2003 - 18TH CENTURY IRON GRAPE SHOT, VIRGINIA, small iron grape shot. 22mm. Excavated in an undetermined 18th Century Virginia site, .75 have 3 only.......................................................$30.00/each


REVOLUTIONARY WAR YORKTOWN ARTILLERY

14100 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR BAR SHOT, 1781, 8# shot, [7.6#], 10" overall, half ball angel wing type, square bar, 3.5" diameters, found near Yorktown, VA. Quite solid with moderate oxidation to surfaces. A very scarce size and variety, overall fine.....................................................................ON HOLD


14102 - YORKTOWN, VA, 1781
, 2# solid shot excavated near Yorktown, VA. 2.5" diameter, good surfaces with moderate pitting................................................
$100.00

14104 - FORT BULL, ROME, NY, FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, 2# swivel shot, 2.25" diameter, excavated at Ft. Bull, Rome, NY. The Battle of Fort Bull was a French attack on the British-held Fort Bull on 27 March 1756, early in the French and Indian War. The fort was built to defend a portion of the waterway connecting Albany, New York to Lake Ontario via the Mohawk River. Lt. Gaspard-Joseph Chaussegros de Léry led his command consisting of forces from the Troupes de la Marine, Canadian militia, and Indian allies on an attack against Fort Bull on 27 March 1756. Shielded by trees they sneaked up to within 100 yards (91 m) of the fort. Léry ordered a charge at the fort with bayonets. They stuck their muskets into the narrow openings in the fort and shot the defenders. Léry repeatedly asked for their surrender. Finally, the gate was crashed in and the French and Indians swarmed in, killing everyone they saw. The French soldiers looted what they could and set the powder magazines on fire. The fort was burned to the ground. Excellent surfaces. Very fine.................................................$150.00


14113 - CROWN POINT, NY, FELLING AXE
, French & Indian War - Rev. War, 6.5" felling axe with 6" blade, excavated at Crown Point by Frank Kravic, axe solid, some flaking but solid....................................................
$95.00


14114 - FORT MICHILIMACKINAC
, large iron hoe blade used for excavating entrenchments, planting, etc. 7", 1.5" eyelet socket, good solid example, found within 3 miles of Fort Michilimackinac, French & Indian War to Rev. War..................
$110.00

14116 - PEWTER SPOON BOWL NEAR SARATOGA, 18th Century style, 3" large pewter spoon bowl, excavated near Fort Miller, NY just north of the Saratoga battlefield............$40.00

14119 - LAKE GEORGE, NY, FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR LARGE FELLING AXE, 9" overall, large felling axe recovered during 2006 excavations from English Brook, Lake George Village, NY, form is solid, some usual flaking, small area in eyelet wall void, otherwise good....................................$125.00

14120 - FORT EDWARD, NY - FORT MILLER, French & Indian War, two iron buckles, 1.5" - 2.0", one fishing sinker, three Provincial complete buttons, and one cufflink, recovered south of Fort Edward near Fort Miller on the Hudson River, the lot....................................$75.00



14121 - NORTH OF THE SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD
, Excavated near Fort Miller near Saratoga, NY, 3 trade pendants from 1" to 2" sometimes used as sinkers, lot of three..................................................
$45.00

14127 - COLONIAL PIPE BOWL, FORT HUNTER, NY, Late 17th Century curvature to the petite bowl with a 1" stem remaining, recovered from the area of Fort Hunter on Schoharie Creek, Montgomery County, NY, decoration to tip of bowl, fine..................................$45.00

12311 - REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD WAR FELLING AXE WITH A GREAT FORM, 8" overall with a flared 6" cutting blade, 2" eyelet. Marked "Ft. Tic. NY" in white paint. Minimum effects from excavation with evident forge marks in metal. A typical felling axe used for construction. Very fine................................................$250.00

11070 - CROWN POINT, NEW YORK, 2.5" of lead casting waste found by Frank Kravic in the 1960's in a 'hut find' at Crown Point, NY. The look of overflow drip for filling bullet molds during the Revolutionary War. The residue waste could have made at least three to four musket balls. Only have one available.........................................................$35.00

11071 - CROWN POINT, NEW YORK, French & Indian War to Rev. War. Lot of five pottery shards and four iron nails excavated from the huts at Crown Point, NY by noted historian Frank Kravic in the 1960's. Cir cl 1750-80...........................................................$45.00


10620 - WOODEN NAVAL CARTRIDGE BOX, 18th Century, 6.5" X 16.5", oak turned cylindrical powder oak cartridge container banded by two hand-wrought iron bands. Bands show the distinctive markings of an 18th Century blacksmith. Originally had a wooden top [missing], typical stress crack along one side, numerous "sea worm" holes. These were used to transfer powder charges aboard ships. A very similar example shows in the naval reference book "Heart of Oak" showing once from the HMS Invincible presently in the Chatham Historic Dockyard Museum, Chatham, Kent England. This is the first example we have ever handled. From an old collector [40 year collector] near Crown Point, NY......................................................................$495.00

10603 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, 3" Diameter, 3#, solid shot, excavated in the western frontier part of Maryland in the vicinity of the forts that guarded the frontier from Indian attacks, circ. 1750's, great raised seam with excellent surfaces..................................$225.00


8920 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR MUSKET BALLS, WEST POINT, NEW YORK, Dropped musket balls excavated near West Point, NY. West Point (then Fort Clinton) was a fortified site during the Revolutionary War. Originally picked because of the abnormal S-curve in the Hudson at this point, it was founded by one of the best military engineers of the time, Polish General Tadeusz Kosciuszko. It was manned by a small garrison of Continental soldiers through the entirety of the war. A great iron chain was laid across the Hudson at this point in order to impede British Navy vessels, but it was never tested by the British. The site comprised multiple redoubts, including Fort Putnam, which is still preserved in a Revolutionary-period design. These were excavated near West Point............................................$18.00/each

5099 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR SWIVEL STIRRUPS, 6" X 6" large iron swivel stirrups with a large flat base with a 8 shaped cutout surrounded by decorative hatch marks. A large rectangular bracket with a swivel allows for a 360 degree turn. See Neumann Page 156 "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution" for a similar example. These are heavy duty compared to most of the smaller stirrups often seen.........................................................$250.00/pair

32208 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERSONAL SIZE CANTEEN, 3.75" X 4.0", hardwood sides and body, 1/2" strip of leather around each side that originally was the anchor for a leather carrying strap with only the base still attached, wide open drinking hole. The canteen still shows red oxide paint to the body of the canteen. These small canteens were the type carried by Continental soldiers not the large heavy canteens often seen on the market. Small but very convenient when marching many miles....................................................$450.00


1208 - BATTLE OF SARATOGA SITE, "Bat Wing" brass buckle, 2" X 1.5", Battle of Saratoga site, Schuyerville, NY. Found at General Burgoyne's last encampment prior to the British surrender October 17th, 1777. Ex John Kongsvik Collection, mellow green yellow patina, fine...........................................................$115.00

2129 - SOLID SHOT FORT TICONDEROGA, NY
, 3" solid shot projectiles for the 4# cannon. Found near Lake Champlain close to Fort Ticonderoga. The high seams suggest French [F & I War French shot were made in Canada and have higher uneven seams compared to more smooth British made shot.] 4# cannons were not used at that Fort during the Revolutionary War while the French did use 4# shot during the French & Indian War. Some surface oxidation....................................................
$150.00

2135 FORT TICONDEROGA, MUSKET FLINTS, large musket flints discovered in the 1930's in a cache near Fort Ticonderoga, NY. Medium to dark gray in color, British type. Revolutionary War period, have 8 to sell.....................................$15.00/each


12293 - NAPOLEONIC WARS - WAR OF 1812, British made 16" triangular bayonet marked "Dawes", 24mm socket opening, the socket has a spring clip. This short model was probably used on a blunderbuss musket. Light gray patina and a very smooth finish, very uncommon. Very fine...............................................$250.00

110600 - CROWN POINT, NY, Solid shot cannonball 6#, marked in old white paint "CROWN POINT", from an old Albany, NY collection. During colonial times and the American Revolutionary War, its strategic location often made Crown Point an important location. Situated on the west shore of Lake Champlain about 15 miles north of Fort Ticonderoga it provided a fortified position about a day's travel north of that site. After the failure of the American Invasion of Canada in 1776, it represented the northernmost point of American control. During the British Saratoga Campaign in 1777, General Burgoyne organized a supply magazine here to support his attack of Ticonderoga...............................................$295.00


80220 - 18TH CENTURY SCOTTISH HIGHLANDER KNIFE, 7" overall. A small Antler grip side belt knife. The blade has a English heart shaped armours mark. Small period repair to the grip. A typical style knife carried by Scottish troops in the Revolution [71st Highlanders]. Ex-Tom Wnuck Collection. Really nice..................................................$395.00

80234 - HUDSON HIGHLANDS, REVOLUTIONARY WAR, The Hudson Highland Mountains became strategically important during the American Revolutionary War, when it was important for the Continental Army to hold the River Valley and prevent the British from cutting New England off from the rest of the colonies. The Hudson River Chain was cast from nearby iron mines and stretched across the river from the fort at West Point to prevent British ships from going upriver. The fort is today the site of the United States Military Academy. We have four specimens of iron projectiles dug in camps in the Highlands:  [a] Iron grape shot, 1.25"...............................$35.00  [b] Iron grape shot, 1.5"................................$40.00  [c] Iron large grapeshot or swivel shot 2"....................................$65.00  [d] Iron cannon shot, 4# [3.25"]......................................$150.00


1170 - A RARE FIND, 2" IRON GRAPESHOT BALLS WITH THE TRACES OF THE CANVAS CLOTH FROM THE BAG THE SHOT WERE ENCASED IN, [2.25", 1.6#] Excavated from a Revolutionary War site near Lake Erie in NY. These large grapeshot were encased in canvas bag in clusters and wrapped with twine around a metal stem to give the appearance of "grapes" on a stem. In many cases these bags were painted red. We have several examples were the impression as well as fragments of the cloth still adhere to the iron shot. These were most often used in naval engagements in 32# cannon being a cluster of 16 being in each bag. The few that we have show a dark rust color to the cloth. All have obvious nice seams, British in origin. These are identified as large grape shot instead of swivel shot due to the fabric remnants. Each while they last...........................$120.00

1171A - 1 - 2" SOLID IRON GRAPESHOT, [1.75", 13 oz] Excavated from a Revolutionary War site near Lake Erie in NY. These large grapeshot were encased in canvas bags in clusters and wrapped with twine around a metal stem to give the appearance of "grapes" on a stem. In many cases, these bags were painted red. These were most often used in naval engagements. These have obvious nice seams, British in origin. These are identified as large grape shot instead of swivel shot due to the fabric remnants found on other exact size shot in the same site......................................................$75.00/each


1173 - BATTLE OF YORKTOWN, VA, 1781
, where Cornwallis surrendered his army. Musket balls that came from the vicinity of the Yorktown battlefields in Virginia. Have very few available...............................................................
$20.00/each




1174 - MOUNT INDEPENDENCE
, musket balls from the vicinity of Mount Independence near Lake Champlain in Vermont where American troops built fortifications to prevent a British attack from Canada in 1776. Later captured by the British and Germans. Musket balls..........................
$15.00/each     large 1" canister shot, rare.........................$30.00/each




1175 - CHARLESTON, SC
, musket balls recovered from a site near Charleston, SC where the British captured and moved north finally resulting in the Yorktown Campaign of 1781............................................................
$15.00/each



1176 - CROWN POINT, NY
, musket balls, dropped...................
$20.00  large 1" - 1.5" iron canister shot with some of the larger ones possible being for small swivel cannon. Crown Point was captured by the British and held most of the Revolutionary War..............................$30.00/each



1177 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY
, dates back to the French and Indian War through the Revolutionary War. One of the most famous of the early forts in the Hudson Valley have the following: (a) fired pistol balls..........................................
$15.00/each  (b) iron canister shot.........................................$30.00/each

1178 - BATTLE OF BRANDYWINE, PA, (a) musket balls from the vicinity of the Brandywine Battlefield of 1777.....................................$20.00/each   (b) pack of 3 buckshot (4).........................................$15.00/each  canister shot.........................SOLD

1179 - FORT MONTGOMERY, The Battle of Forts Clinton and Montgomery was an American Revolutionary War battle fought in the highlands of the Hudson River Valley, not far from West Point, on October 6, 1777. British forces under the command of General Sir Henry Clinton captured Fort Clinton and Fort Montgomery, and then dismantled the Hudson River Chain. The purpose of the attack was to create a diversion to draw American troops from the army of General Horatio Gates, whose army was opposing British General John Burgoyne's attempt to gain control of the Hudson. Lots of three projectiles, 1 pistol ball and two musket balls.........................................................$49.00

1180 - THE BATTLE OF WADBOO BRIDGE [SOUTH CAROLINA], JULY 17TH, 1781, a detachment of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion's Patriots under the command of Col. Hezekiah Maham with Col. Peter Horry set fire to two British boats and destroyed the bridge. Lt. Col. James Coates and his troops made it across the bridge. Both sides had casualties. At around 5 pm, as ordered by Lt. Col. James Coates, Maj. Thomas Fraser and his SC Royalists struck Col. Horry's camp as they were eating dinner. Col. Horry's men were caught entirely by surprise, but quickly rallied and counterattacked. Col. Edward Lacey and his mounted riflemen drove maj. Fraser's dragons back with minor losses. Lt. Stephen Jarvis found himself in command of a troop and leading a charge, which was soon surrounded by Col. Horry's cavalry. He sounded retreat and rode out of the trap, but some were captured. One of those captured turned out to be a deserter from the Patriots and was executed by Brig. Gen. Sumter the next morning. The 19th Regiment of Foot arrived from Monck's Corner with a field piece that stopped Col. Horry's attack, forcing Col. Horry to withdraw, while Lt. Col. Coates placed his men around Biggin Church. Brig. Gen. Sumter thought that Lt. Col. Coates had marched out to meet him and placed his men into line of battle and waited. The skirmish with the SC Royalists had not been an attack; it was merely a delaying action. Lt. Col. Coates had been using the time to place all of his supplies into the nearby church and then put a torch to them. While the church burned, Lt. Col. Coates retreated with his men towards Charleston. Musket balls from that site from a British transport nearby.......................................................$18.00    Plain flat buttons with shank................................................$20.00

1181 - FORT EDWARD, NY, REV. WAR SITE, Patriot forces used the site as a camp from 1776 to 1777. Became the Patriot base of operations after the recapture of Fort Ticonderoga by the British in July 1777. A Patriot blockhouse was located on present-day Case Street (marker at site) in July 1777. Abandoned and then occupied by the British on their advance to Saratoga. After the Battle of Saratoga (October 1777), Patriot forces under Gen. John Stark took over the Smyth house and erected a stockade around it, naming it Fort Stark. Musket balls have only a few............................................$20.00/each

1182 - BATTLE OF CAMDEN, SOUTH CAROLINA, REV. WAR, the Battle of Camden was a major victory for the British in the Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War (American War of Independence). On August 16, 1780, British forces under Lieutenant General Charles, Lord Cornwallis routed the American forces of Major General Horatio Gates about 10 km (five miles) north of Camden, South Carolina, strengthening the British hold on the Carolinas following the capture of Charleston. The rout was an humiliating defeat for Gates, the American general best known for commanding the Americans at the British defeat of Saratoga, whose army had possessed a large numerical superiority over the British force. Following the battle, he never held a field command again. His political connections, however, helped him avoid inquiries and courts martial into the debacle. British unfired .69 cal. Balls...........$20.00 American unfired musket balls various smaller calibers.................................$20.00  Fired balls mostly American.....................................$20.00



3260 - COLLECTOR'S ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
, by Neumann and Kravic, 285 pages, NEW, paperback 8" X 10". A showcase of artifacts from the 18th Century including some civilian but mostly military artifacts including some weapons and many accroucements of military use. Camp and some civilian items used by military of both sides. For years, a classic reference for collectors of Revolutionary War items...............................................$35.00



3229 - FOX INDIAN SITE TRADE AXE
, c. 1790, 6.25" X 3.50", excavated from a Fox site Rock Island County, Illinois, large felling axe. Nice surface. A typical "Fur Trade" ear axe....................................................
$175.00

3233 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR BRASS BUCKLE, c. 1760, 2" X 3" large brass buckle with complete iron keeper intact. Nice designs to frame, fine...................$175.00

PROJECTILES FROM NEAR FORT WILLIAM HENRY - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR 1757 - 1758

Fort William Henry was a British fort at the southern end of Lake George in the province of New York. It is best known as the site of notorious atrocities committed by Indians against the surrendered British and provincial troops following a successful French siege in 1757, an event which is the focus of James Fenimore Cooper's novel The Last of the Mohicans, first published in January 1826. The fort's construction was ordered by Sir William Johnson in September 1755, during the French and Indian War, as a staging ground for attacks against the French fort at Crown Point called Fort St. Frédéric. It was part of a chain of British and French forts along the important inland waterway from New York City to Montreal, and occupied a key forward location on the frontier between New York and New France. It was named both for Prince William, the Duke of Cumberland, the younger son of King George II, and Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester, a grandson of King George II and a younger brother of the future King George III. Following the 1757 siege, the French destroyed that fort and withdrew. The following projectiles were found in the 1950's at the base of French Mountain near West Street in Fort William Henry Village. French General Francois Gaston de Levis camped near here with 8000 soldiers, 6000 Indians, 200 artillerymen with cannons, mortars, light artillery, swivel guns and ammunition. The siege of Fort William Henry was planned her in early August 1757.

3241 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, FORT WILLIAM HENRY, REMNANTS FROM A SMALL BAR SHOT, Two round balls that are approximately 2" in diameter with definite stubs on one side where a round bar once was attached as a bar shot. These small bar shots projectiles were used as anti-personal missiles and are extremely rare from that period..........................................................$375.00

3242 - SWIVEL GUN CANNON PROJECTILES, FORT WILLIAM HENRY, REMNANTS FROM A SMALL BAR SHOT, 2" in diameter solid shot for a swivel gun, nice patina.............................................$160.00

3246 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, BATTLE OF CARILLON, 3# solid cannon shot, noted in old paint, TICONDEROGA 1758, very smooth surfaces, from an old collection of the 1930's. The Battle of Carillon, also known as the 1758 Battle of Ticonderoga was fought on July 8, 1758, during the French and Indian War. It was fought near Fort Carillon (now known as Fort Ticonderoga) on the shore of Lake Champlain in the frontier area between the British colony of New York and the French colony of Canada (roughly the present-day Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario, and mid-western states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin). In the battle, which took place primarily on a rise about three-quarters of a mile (one km) from the fort itself, a French army of about 4,000 men under General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm and the Chevalier de Levis decisively defeated an overwhelmingly numerically superior force of British troops under General James Abercrombie, which frontally assaulted an entrenched French position without using field artillery. The battle was the bloodiest of the war, with over 3,000 casualties suffered, of which over 2,000 were British. Extremely scarce period dated as such.......................................................$295.00

 


120712 - YORKTOWN, VA, 2 pound solid shot, excavated near Yorktown. Nice cast seam evident, some light deposits as dug, surfaces fine, have two................................$169.00/each

120713 - YORKTOWN, VA, 1 pound large swivel shot, excavated near Yorktown, good surfaces. Dug with the above balls...........................................$149.00

120715 - BATTLE OF SARATOGA, Revolutionary War, American ramrod holders for an American musket, excavated near Saratoga, 1777. Nice brown patina with good from remaining, the pair..........................................$95.00

120717 - CROWN POINT, NY, FRENCH MUSKET BALL WORM AND FLINT, Two items, one large musket flint, one French style musket ball worm for extracting balls/debris from the barrel of a musket, worm is great form, excavated near Crown Point, NY. Very scarce..........................................................$125.00

2093 - THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO, The Battle of Waterloo took place near Waterloo, Belgium on June 18, 1815. In this battle, the forces of the French Empire under the leadership of Michael Ney and Napoleon Bonaparte were defeated by the Seventh Coalition and a Prussian Army, which was commanded by Bebhard Won Blucher. The forces were also defeated by an Anglo - Allied Army commanded by the Duke of Wellington. The Battle of Waterloo puts an end of the Hundred Days of Napoleon from exile return. The battle was regarded as an influential battle of all time marking the Bonaparte's last and Waterloo Campaign. Two musket balls recovered from the Battle of Waterloo site, a British musket ball fired from a Brown Bess, and a French musket ball fired from a Charleville musket, 2 distinct different caliber balls in a display box....................................................$65.00


12160 - BRITISH CANNONBALLS FOUND ON SITE OF THE FLORA MACDONALD PLANTATION IN NORTH CAROLINA, 4 pound cannonballs excavated on the site of the Flora MacDonald Plantation near the mansion in Pekin Township, North Carolina [Montgomery County] in 2007. The MacDonald's were Loyalists who provided materials to the British Army and these cannonballs were found buried in groups near the mansion site as ammunition for Loyalist troops.

On 6 November 1750, at the age of 28, she married Allan MacDonald of Kingsburgh, a captain in the army and the eldest son of Alexander MacDonald VI [2]. The couple lived at Flodigarry on the Isle of Skye where they subsequently parented five sons and two daughters. Upon the death of Allan MacDonald's father in 1772, the family moved into the MacDonald family estate at Kingsburgh. In 1774, they immigrated to North Carolina. During the American War of Independence, Captain MacDonald served the British government in the 84th Regiment of Foot (Royal Highland Emigrants).

Legend has it that she exhorted the Loyalist force at Cross Creek, North Carolina (present day - Fayetteville) that included her husband, Allan, as it headed off to its eventual defeat at the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge in February, 1776. He was captured after the battle and was held prisoner for two years until a prisoner exchange occurred in 1777. He was then sent to Fort Edward in Windsor, Nova Scotia where he took command of the 84th Regiment of Foot (Royal Highland Emigrants), Second Battalion. After her husband was taken prisoner, Flora remained in hiding while the American Patriots ravaged her family plantation and took all her possessions. When her husband was released from prison in the fall of 1778, she reunited with him at Fort Edward. IN 1779, Flora and her daughter Fanny, returned to Scotland. Flora resided at the homes of various family members, including Dunvegan, her daughter Anne having married Major General Alexander Macleod. After the war, in 1784, Allan also returned and the family regained possession of the estate in Kingsburgh. Cannonball comes with a letter of provenance from the excavator at the site.......................................$185.00


2003 - SEMINOLE WAR PERIOD CARTRIDGE BOX, A wooden block cartridge box covered in leather designed to wear on the belt on loops. 4" high, 2 3/4" deep, and 9" wide. Wooden block for 24 - .64 caliber cartridges for the Model 1818 smoothbore. Wooden block boxes were done away with after 1828 in favor of tins and the caliber of this box puts it in the period 1818 - 28. The brass Eagle insignia is the style of that period to 1840. The box is in excellent condition with only the two leather small loops missing on the back of the box. Period of the Seminole War to the militia units of the Mexican War........................................$495.00

1115 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, French & Indian War to Revolutionary War. Two cannon strap rings set in pins for attaching ropes to cannon carriages for moving in position. 2" rings attached to 2" pins that were set into the wooden frames of the carriages, both marked Ft T in old white paint, in excellent condition. The pair.........................................$80.00

1116 - CROWN POINT, NY, 6" long wrought iron eye hook for attaching ropes for moving an object such as a cannon carriage, old CP in white paint denoting the locale found, quite solid, Revolutionary War period...........................................$40.00

1117 - IRON STRIKER EXCAVATED IN VIRGINIA, French & Indian War period, c 1750-1770, wrought iron striker 2 1/4", nice and solid......................................$30.00


11092 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR BULLET MOLD EXCAVATED NEAR YORKTOWN, VA, half of a mold for a pistol ball excavated near Glouster, VA, near Yorktown, VA. Site of a French encampment during the Yorktown Campaign.................................................$85.00 

1100 - BATTLES OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, Three very significant battles of the Revolutionary War were Saratoga, Brandywine, and Yorktown. On September 9 - 11, 1777 at Brandywine, the British under General Howe drove Washington and his 10,500 towards Philadelphia. At the Battle of Saratoga on October 7th, 1777, American forces defeat Burgoyne at Freeman's Farm. Finally at the Battle of Yorktown, Cornwallis surrendered 8000 troops to Washington which effectively shut down British military operations in America, although there were minor skirmishes until 1782. From left to right are lead pistol/musket balls excavated near Saratoga, Brandywine, and Yorktown. Displayed in a 5" X 7" Riker box........................$100.00

1101 - BATTLES OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, Three very significant battles of the Revolutionary War were Camden, Brandywine, and Yorktown. The Battle of Camden was a major victory for the British in the Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War. On August 16, 1780, British forces under Lieutenant General Charles, Lord Cornwallis routed the American forces of Major General Horatio Gates about 10 km (six miles) north of Camden, South Carolina, strengthening the British hold on the Carolinas following the capture of Charleston. On September 9 - 11, 1777 at Brandywine, the British under General Howe drove Washington and his 10,500 towards Philadelphia. Finally at the Battle of Yorktown, Cornwallis surrendered 8000 troops to Washington which effectively shut down British military operations in America, although there were minor skirmishes until 1782. From left to right are lead pistol/musket balls excavated near Camden, South Carolina, Brandywine, and Yorktown. All displayed in a 5" X 7" Riker box............................................$85.00


9210 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR 9 POUND CANNONBALL, 9 pound solid shot excavated beside the old military road in Queensbury, NY. This road ran between Fort Edward and Lake George. It was built by Sir William Johnson in the summer of 1755. Quite nice and rare, so large as most seen today are 4# - 6# balls........................................................ON HOLD

9216 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, American copy of a British bayonet found in a collapsed shed on an old farm in Putnam Station, NY, south of Fort Ticonderoga. Old collector's tag, 14" blade, 18" overall. Very nice surfaces.......................................$295.00


8191 - FRENCH & INDIAN WAR CAMP AXE, 3" X 6", excavated near Fort Ticonderoga, NY. Eye smaller at top than bottom, quite heavy [14]............................................................$200.00

8196 - AMERICAN COPY OF A BRITISH BROWN BESS BAYONET, 3.75" socket, 14" blade, 19" overall. Ex-Norm Laser Collection. A nice example of an American made bayonet copying the popular Brown Bess model. Nice surfaces..................................................$295.00


7162 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR BRITISH BAYONET NON DUG, "Brown Bess" 2nd model. Crown over "40", stamped Osborn, 21 1/2" length, non excavated with a nice finish...................................................$295.00

7164 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR BRITISH BAYONET, "Brown Bess", 21 1/2" in length, excavated in New York, nice brown even patina.......................$295.00

7165 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR BRITISH BAYONET, "Brown Bess", 2nd model, 19 3/4" in length, excavated in Eastern Penn., nice form and surfaces............................................$295.00

7167 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR BRITISH BAYONET, "Brown Bess", 2nd model, numerous markings, #87 [rack], Crown over 19, snake emblem, non-dug and very nice....................................................$295.00


5060 - GREAT TICONDEROGA AXE, 1760-80, 3.75" X 7", a nice utility axe found near Fort Ticonderoga with really old white paint markings as commonly done by old collectors. Moderate oxidation and very solid, getting difficult to find these well-marked trade axes, quite nice..................................$225.00

5061 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FLINTLOCK PISTOL MOLD AS WELL AS A FISHING WEIGHT CAVITY, Scissors grip iron gang mold that has four cavities for a small pistol ball and one designed for a fishing weight, from an old Maryland collection. The caliber of the balls are approximately 40 cal. Very fine...................................$225.00

50618 - STRAP FROM A GUN CARRIAGE OR WAGON CROWN POINT, NY, 18th Century 10" in length iron strap for a wagon or gun carriage. Large white paint C.P. (Crown Point)......................................$45.00


140 - NICE 18TH CENTURY RUNDLET, 3.5" X 5", known as a rum keg or swigler. Hollowed out log with turned designs, commonly used for carrying "Spirits" by soldiers, usually rum. Nice brown finish. Fine......................$275.00


142 - CAMP CANTEEN WITH CARRYING HANDLE
, 8" X 9.5", large red pained camp canteen with iron bail handle and turned handle. Late 18th Century, in excellent condition. Has stopper and old cloth gasket..........................
$450.00

143 - OVAL SHAPED LARGE LOG CANTEEN, 6.25" X 10.5", late 18th Century. Hollowed out log canteen with turned designs, similar in design to the way a rundlet was made, but oval shaped, dark brown patina, old crack due to drying out after use, otherwise intact and nice for display, top hole for stopper. Would have been carried with leather or linen straps, nice for the money......................$350.00



 

 
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