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8728 - 18TH CENTURY BRASS BUCKSHOT MOLD, 5" hinged brass mold, 22 cavities for pouring buckshot which were often used with musket balls to shoot what was called "buck and ball". A rare small type carried in a hunting bag or haversack, from an old Pennsylvania collection, fine.................................SOLD

8000 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD WOODEN CANTEEN, 4.5" X 8.0", an extremely light weight wooden canteen weighing only 1.35#. The sides appear to be cedar with hardwood staves secured by either ash or hickory wooden bands with the ends basket woven. The wooden bands are nailed into the sides with 18th Century crude handmade nails. No bung, just a drinking hole sealed with a period wooden carved plug. Several initials carved in the sides mainly one several times "BA". Two holes drilled in the staves for a hanging strap. For the size this light weight canteen could be carried easily filled with water. Old museum or collector label partially intact showing the number #32. Nice dark tone to the wood. Fine condition...........................................SOLD

7707 - ST. AUGUSTINE FLORIDA, A NICE LOT OF RELICS FROM THAT SPANISH COLONIAL TOWN, 17TH EARLY - 18TH CENTURY, Three small buckles all of different designs and a small cross medal missing the loop, dug by a local digger.........................................$60.00/the lot

7708 - A GROUP OF RELICS FROM JOLLY OLE ENGLAND, a grouping of pottery fragments and smoking pipes excavated from the Thames River in London. The pipes date from the Late 17th century with some of the pottery shards possibly earlier to the late Tudor era. A nice assortment from the late Tudor and through the Commonwealth era...............................$55.00/the lot

7709 - SMALL MUSKET BALL POURING LADLE, 6" overall, turned wooden knob styled hardwood handle, small brass pouring cup attached with three pouring spouts peened to the iron handle. Used for pouring musket ball  molds most probably single or at best a double mold. Quite unusual, c. 1770 - 1800, fine..........................................$89.00

7007 - AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR CARTRIDGE BOX, 8 1/4" X 3", with a huge 9" cover flap. 24 holes in the wooden block [8/8/8]. The leather box is sewn around the block. This is a waist box with the two existing belt loops. The leather is quite pliable and what makes this box so attractive is the huge cover flap. Ex. Robert Thebert, Sr. Collection, [32222]......................................$975.00

7008 - WADBOO PLANTATION SITE OF FRANCIS MARION'S LAST CAMP, Wadboo was a Native American name given to the enormous landholding of James Colleton, a son of Sir John Colleton, who was one of the original eight Lords Proprietors of the Carolina colony. Called a barony according to the Proprietors' plan for American nobility, Wadboo remained in the hands of James colleton's descendants from the original land grant in 1683 until after the Revolutionary War. On August 29, 1782, a British foraging party, made up of white and black troops and commanded by Maj. Thomas Fraser, attacked Brig. Gen. Francis Marion and his militiamen at Wadboo, where they had camped the night before. Arranging his Brigade around the main house and slave quarters and along a lane of large cedar trees (across the creek from here), Marion beat back the British attack. During the engagemnt, Maj. Micajah Ganey, a former Tory who had recently come over to the Whig side in a treaty at Burch's Mill, fought heroically with Marion. From shortly after the skirmish until the British abandoned South Carolina in December, Francis Marion made Wadboo his headquarters. Here on December 15, 1782, the day after the British evacuation of Charleston, Marion dismissed his Brigade and made for his own ruined plantation of Pond Bluff. 8 assorted buckles all excavated from Wadboo Plantation. Ex. Deborah Sprouse. All quite nice............................$195.00/the group

7010 - AMERICAN SIDE KNIFE FOUND AFTER THE BATTLE OF WHITE PLAINS, A great example of Yankee ingenuity fashioning a large side knife out of a single fuller sword blade. The handle was made from hardwood and designed with a grooved surface for gripping securely. 17.5" overall, 12" blade, iron ferrule and retaining ring near the butt of the handle. There is a very old tag "White Plains, NY" on the blade. A "barn" fine with oxidation on the blade, overall very good and it is very rare to find an artifact such as this associated with a Revolutionary War battle site.............................SOLD

7018 - CARVED HORN 18TH CENTURY WHISTLE, c. 1770, a beautiful carved horn whistle with an olive-green patina, used by both sides for to signal on the field, perfect condition....................................SOLD


2266 - BATTLE OF COWPENS, SC, a remnant of silver obviously from a casting, approximately 3 grams [.75"] found on the area of the Cowpens, South Carolina battlefield. The Battle of Cowpens, fought on January 17, 1781, was an engagement between American Colonial forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan and British forces under Sir Banastre Tarleton, as part of the campaign in the Carolinas (North and South). Tarleton's force of 1000 British in the King's Army were sent against 2000 men under Morgan. The Colonial forces conducted a double development of Tarleton's force, and suffered casualties of only 20 killed and 69 wounded. Tarleton was one of around 200 British troops to escape. A small force of the Continental Army under the command of Brigadier General Daniel Morgan had marched to the west of the Catawba River, in order to forage for supplies and raise the morale of local Colonial sympathizers. What was being cast is unknown-buttons, insignia? From the collection of noted collector Deborah Sprouse...........................$85.00


9801 - LATE 17TH - 18TH CENTURY SWORD STRAP SHOULDER BELT BUCKLE
, sword strap shoulder buckle, 2" X 15", complete with keeper, excavated at Brandywine, nice green patina, ex. Deborah Sprouse Collection, very fine.....................................
$125.00

9802 - AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR DEEP POCKET CARTRIDGE BOX, 2.5" X 10", 16 large caliber holes in the wooden block. An unusual ox hide leather cover with a deep pocket used for flints, paper wading, and a patch knife. This deep pocket box is very scarce. Very similar to the example seen in Neumann's book on Revolutionary War artifacts #37, page 75. [Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution]. The box's leather covering has seen much use. Not complete on the back, some shrinkage of the leather on the sides, the bottom pouch stitching is loose. The top flap is reattached so care must be used in opening. It is still a very rare example of this deep pocket style cartridge box. Reportedly ex. George Neumann. Picard leather treatment used to soften the leather as it has been in storage for many years. If this was in better condition it would be at $1000+ box. An excellent value at only......................................................$495.00

4660 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, FORT WILLIAM HENRY, 14', fascine knife excavated three blocks from Fort William Henry [Lake George, NY], nice surfaces in spite of excavation. These were used to remove brush from camps and artillery sites, Ex. Robert Oswald Collection, very good.........................................$325.00

4665 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR AMERICAN HORSEMAN'S SABER, 39.5" total length, 34" three fuller curved blade, 1763 - 1783, six sided walnut smooth hardwood handle, simple heart shaped brass guard with loped quillon, 8 sided brass pommel, classic stirrup style hand guard. Old patina through out, upon very close inspection there is a trivial contemporary repair at the bottom of the stirrup which frankly is hard to see. This sword is new on the market being in an old collection for over 40 years. Old collection #22 on the blade. A great example of a classic horseman's saber...................................$1,995.00

4666 - RARE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR FRENCH BAYONET DUG AT TICONDEROGA [FORT CARILLON, NY], 17.5" overall, 3", 13.25" blade with a flat bottom, excavated near present day Fort Ticonderoga, formally Fort Carillon. 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 Lotbinière, Marquis de Lotbinière between October 1755 and 1757, during the action in the "North American theater" of the Seven Years' War, often referred to in the US as the French and Indian War. The fort 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. During the 1758 Battle of Carillon, 4,000 French defenders were able to repel an attack by 16,000 British troops near the fort. In 1759, the British returned and drove a token French garrison from the fort. During the American Revolutionary War, when the British controlled the fort, it was attacked in May 1775 by the Green Mountain Boys and other state militia under the command of Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold, who captured it in the surprise attack. Cannons taken from the fort were transported to Boston to lift its siege by the British, who evacuated the city in March 1776. The Americans held the fort until June 1777, when British forces under General John Burgoyne occupied high ground above it; the threat resulted in the Continental Army troops being withdrawn from the fort and its surrounding defenses. The only direct attack on the fort during the Revolution took place in September 1777, when John Brown led 500 Americans in an unsuccessful attempt to capture the fort from about 100 British defenders. This bayonet most probably was used in the Battle of 1758/1759. The socket is solid the blade has edge erosion and is slightly wavy. Ex. Robert Oswald Collectin. Extremely rare........................$395.00

8500 - IRISH GUN MONEY, JAMES II 1690, Gun Money was an issue of coins made by the forces of James II during the Williamite War in Ireland between 1689 and 1691. They nwere minted in base metal (copper, brass or pewter), and were designed to be redeemed for silver coins following a victory by James II and consequently bore the date in months to allow a gradual replacement. As James lost the war, that replacement never took place, although the coins were allowed to circulate at much reduced values before the copper coinage was resumed. They were mostly withdrawn from circulation in the early 18th Century. The name "gun money" stems from the idea that they were minted from melted down guns. However, many other brass objects, such as church bells, were also used. There were two issues. The first "large" issue consisted of sixpences, shillings and half crowns (2 1/2 shillings). The second, "small" issue consisted of shillings, half crowns and crowns (5 shillings). Some of the second issue was over struck on large issue pieces, with shillings struck over sixpences, half crowns on shillings and crowns on half crowns. The most notable feature of the coins is the date, because they month of striking was also included. This was so that after the war (in the event of James' victory), soldiers would be able to claim interest on their wages, which had been withheld from proper payment for so long. Copper half crown, struck May 1690, small xxx, bust of James II. Nice fine...........................................$89.00


5302 - 16 - 17TH CENTURY CROSSBELT BUCKLE, 3.75" X 4.0", brass beveled edge design. Found at Glouster Point, Virginia. A massive brass cross belt that dates from the late 16th Century into the 17th Century. The size was worn on a wide cross belt durable enough to hold a large cutlass or similar heavy sword. Quite early and in excellent condition, minus the iron keeper as usual......................................SOLD

5307 - BRASS BUCKLES EXCAVATED NEAR FORT WILLIAM HENRY, FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR PERIOD, Military type belt or shoulder strap buckles found in the vicinity of Fort William Henry. [a.] 1" X 1.5"..................$45.00   [b.] 1.5" X 2................SOLD           [c.] 1.5" X 2", with remnant of the leather strap still attached................................SOLD


9757 - REV. WAR - 1812 LARGE CANNON PIN AND RING, Large 6" iron ring fused to an 8" cannon pin. These were attached to the wooden carriage of a cannon to attach ropes for moving the cannon. Excavated on Kent Island, Maryland where Rev. War American artillery were positioned and during the War of 1812 when British forces set up a base on the island. Oxidized but firm......................................$125.00

4265 - A TRIO OF BUCKLES DUG IN THE YORKTOWN AREA, 3 brass buckles ranging from 1" to 1.5", 2 quite ornate, excavated near Yorktown, VA by Debbie Sprouse years ago, nice condition, the lot of three...............................................$65.00

WASHINGTON AND THE FRENCH AT YORKTOWN

4266 - The battle on October 19, 1781, at Yorktown, Virignia, was a decisive victory by a combined force of American Continental Army troops led by General George Washington and French Army troops led by the Comte de Rochambeau over a British Army commanded by Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis. The culmination of the Yorktown campaign, the siege proved to be the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War in the North American theater, as the surrender by Cornwallis, and the capture of both him and his army, prompted the British government to negotiate an end to the conflict. Above is a strand of Washington's hair and a 8th French Infantry button excavated at Yorktown. The frameable display measures 11" X 14" and is attractively double matted..............................$550.00

A COLLECTION OF AXES


4277 - FLARED BLADE BELT AXE
, 18th Century, 4" flared blade, large oval socket, beautiful surfaces with original patina, from Shelborne, VT., Ex. Bob Speelman Collections...........................................
$250.00


4281 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA BELT HATCHET, overall 4.5" with a 3" cutting blade, narrow oval socket opening, found in a dump site of a New York fort [unknown]. Used by a Revolutionary War soldier and discarded when a break developed at the rear of the socket area, obviously used during the war due to the site find. From the collection of a Williamsburg gentleman.....................................................$145.00

4282 - CHERRY VALLEY, NEW YORK, 18TH CENTURY, Medium sized felling axe, 6" blade, 7" overall, large oval socket, large oval touch mark with several letters of the maker some very weak, others strong, moderate oxidation to surfaces. Excavated by Deborah Sprouse. A very uncommon site.........................$245.00

4283 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, CROWN POINT, Huge felling axe, 9.5" overall with a 6" cutting blade, decorative hatch designs at the socket area, teardrop socket. This axe weighs near 6# and was used for cutting heavy timber. It has two makers touch marks. I believe this to be French in origin and has excellent smooth surfaces. Two European forts were built here by colonists because of its strategic location at the narrows of Lake Champlain. The forts preceded organization of the town by more than half a century; first was Fort Saint - Frédéric built by the French in 1731, who came to this area from their colonial settlements to the north at Quebec and Montreal. They competed with the British for the fur trade with Native Americans in the area. During the Seven Years' War (known as the French and Indian War in North America), the British gained control of this area. Before that, the French retreated and destroyed their fort to keep it out of the hands of the British. The latter built Fort Crown Point in 1759, then the largest earthen fort in their colonies. With British victory in the war, after 1763 France ceded all its territory in North America east of the Mississippi River to Britain. Ex Deborah Sprouse Collection............................................$295.00

SOUTH CAROLINA REVOLUTIONARY WAR RELICS

4297 - BATTLE OF STONO FERRY [CHARLESTON CAMPAIGN], The Battle of Stono Ferry was an American Revolutionary War battle, fought on June 20, 1779, near Charleston, South Carolina. The rear guard from a British expedition retreating from an aborted attempt to take Charleston held off an assault by poorly trained militia forces under American General Benjamin Lincoln. Two brass heel plate and one small brass scabbard tip from the site of that battle...................................................$125.00/trio


4634 - BULLET POURING LADLE MARKED "48", 17" overall, bent hook for hanging, iron ladle marked "48" on the handle. Excavated in an unknown site. Possibly belonging to the 48th Foot. The regiment embarked for North America in January 1755 for service in the French and Indian War and, having landed in Virginia in February 1755, saw action at the disastrous Battle of the Monongahela, the Siege of Louisburg in June 1758 and the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in September 1759. Nice form being excavated................................$195.00


4649 - COLONIAL ERA PICK AND BRUSH SET
, totally complete with 3" pick attached to a section of small chain links with a small hair brush on the other end secured with black tar to keep the brush together. This set has seen good usage, light oxidation to the pick. These are very difficult to find today..........................................
$395.00

4658 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, brass trigger guard excavated near Ft. Ticonderoga, NY, intact except for the back stock decorative trim. Appears to be a Brown Bess instead of a Charleville...............................................$49.00

4662 - 18TH CENTURY BASE DRUM STICK, hardwood handle, stitched calfskin head, overall 13", some wear to head due to obvious use. As seen in Neumann's book.......................................SOLD


3169 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR FORT TICONDEROGA, 4" X 14", hand wrought iron trivet, fish tail handle with fleur de lis decorations. It has old white numbers on the verso T - 19714, which denotes a Fort Ticonderoga find as this is the type of markings Frank Kravic did on his finds. Condition is excellent............................SOLD

3171 - CHERRY VALLEY, NY 18TH CENTURY BRANDING IRON, 10" overall, 6" wide, 3.75" large NB letters. Excavated in the Cherry Valley, NY area, moderate oxidation. The modern history of Cherry Valley begins with John Lindesay receiving a land grant from George II of England; he moved there in 1739, and seven Anglo-Scottish families from New Hampshire moved into the area the following year. Due to high snow, the community almost failed but was saved by provisions from local natives. During the American Revolutionary War, Walter Butler, a New York Loyalist, led a mixed force of Indians and Loyalists to the area, resulting in the Cherry Valley Massacre, during which more than 40 people were killed and many were captured. This massacre was followed by a second raid in 1780, leading to the temporary abandonment of the village........................................$325.00

3243 - FOUL WEATHER LOG BOOK, 8" X 11", marble-boarded covers, interior is a slate board within a wooden frame with lines etched into it where nautical notations were noted on deck in bad weather and then transferred into the ships log. From an old 18th Century naval collection...................................................$895.00     NOW $695.00




2048 - ARTIFACTS FROM NEAR FORT EDWARD/HUDSON RIVER, FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR
, Items found south of Ft. Edward and near Fort Miller, 3 iron/brass buckles, holed trade pendant, three provincial style early 18th Century buttons, one copper cuff link, from an old NY Collector.............................................
$75.00


2049 - CRUDE LEAD MOLD FOR A FLOWER STYLE BUTTON
, 1", lead mold depicting a flower, found in a hut in a Continental Army camp, Hudson Highlands, NY. Details still evident in spite of ground action..............................................
$75.00

2050 - 18TH CENTURY TOP OF A RIDING BOOT, 17" of the top portion of a riding boot of high quality leather. Excavated in a trash pit near Williamsburg, VA. Years ago along with other leather fragments, stitching evident...........................$75.00

8727 - A BEAUTIFUL QUEEN ANNE STYLE POWDERHORN, overall 7" flattened horn with a polished hardwood wooden base. A screw top make also of horn doubling a measuring devise, 18th - early 19th Century. From an old Ohio collection. Choice condition with a beautiful patina to the horn. Excellent condition as many found have small fissures - this one is near perfect...............................................$285.00

7201 - AMERICAN COPY OF A BRITISH FUSIL BAYONET, Overall 17", blade 14", no collar on socket. The bayonet has good form with a minor fissure in the edge of the socket. Revolutionary War era. Nice "barn find" surfaces with even light oxidation...................SOLD


4209 - IRON NAILS FROM SOLDIERS OUTBUILDINGS [BARRACKS OR HUTS], Fort Ticonderoga, NY, 4 barracks nails, and part of a knife handle, the nails range from 2" - 4", the lot...............................................$45.00




4211 - SOLDIER BUZZER TOY
, Ft. Ticonderoga, NY, 1.25: lead buzzer with hole in middle, shows some repair at some point probably after excavation....................................
SOLD

4213 - MUSKET FLINTS - BOTH FRENCH AND BRITISH, Fort Ticonderoga, NY, gunflints used for muskets and pistols 1760 - 1780. It is commonly believed that the honey brown flints are French in origin and the dark flints of various colors are British. Have a handful, 3 French and 6 British, French.....................................$35.00/each      British.....................................$30.00/each

4216 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NATIVE AMERICAN POINTS AND SCRAPERS, 7 flint arrow points, 2 flint scrapers, and one arrow point cut from copper, oval turquoise trade bead 1680 - 1710 - all found in the Fort Tic. area. The lot of 11 items.......................................$79.00


4217 - BRASS SEWING THIMBLE
, Fort Ticonderoga, NY, brass sewing thimbles, excavated from soldier's quarters outside the fort, nice patina. Have several.................
$45.00/each

4218 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR BUTTONS, Fort Ticonderoga, NY, clothing buttons domed with blow holes on the verso, have two with shanks..............................$40.00/each     lot of four, missing shanks, three different sizes, the lot......................................$55.00

4219 - CARTRIDGE BOX OR LEATHER STRAP BUCKLES, Fort Ticonderoga, NY, 1" all with tangs, used for cartridge boxes and other small leather straps, have 3 available.......................$35.00/each





4222 - LOT OF THREE SHOE BUCKLES
, Fort Ticonderoga, NY, 1.5" to 2", brass, some ornamentation to two, lot of three....................................
$45.00



4224 - IRON FISHHOOK
, 2.5", good form, Ft. Ticonderoga, NY, a large fishhook used by soldiers for recreation and food in Lake George, some usual oxidation to surface.........................................SOLD

4233 - SCRAP LEAD FORM POURING BULLET MOLDS, Fort Ticonderoga, NY, several lead scraps trimmed from sprues found in hut area........................................$10.00

4235 - FORT TICONDEROGA COLLECTION, Includes the following: [a] Pistol ball 45 - 49 caliber, [b] American ball, [c] French ball, [d] English ball, [e] Lead casting waste from pouring balls................................................$75.00/the group


8800 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR BRASS HORSE ORNAMENTAL HARDWARE FOR LEATHER, 4 items, 2 shell brass leather ornaments with long hooks for attaching to leather harness, 1 partial shell brass ornament, and one rectangular large buckle. 2.5" X 3.5" with six large hooks. These all were dug together near Charleston and since the hooks are identical on all items we assume that the buckle was also part of horse harness hardware and not a buckle worn on a cross strap by an individual. Definitely 18th Century. Similar shell ornamentation can be seen in Debra Sprouse's book, "A Guide to Excavated Colonial and Revolutionary War Artifacts" page 101 figure 7 and is identified as brass horse ornaments. There is no way to ascertain whether this is military or civilian. A nice Charleston group. The buckle is quite massive with a good patina. The group.........................................................$295.00



8803 - 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


3008 - LARGE 18TH CENTURY ARTILLERY POWDER HORN, 3.5" X 18", large horn most probably used for small artillery pieces, flat wooden plug secured with small iron irregular small shaped headed nails with an original hand-made brass hanging ring. The tip is carved with the traditional shape. Nice patina to the horn being a mellow brown......................................$295.00

6603 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, Rev. War era 4" iron ring with 5" threaded eyelet which screwed into a cannon carriage frame used for securing the cannon or for moving it from site to site. Fort Ticonderoga, NY. Nice brown patina to the iron..................................SOLD

6604 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY Rev. War era Artillery carriage pin with oval ring. 8" round iron pin with a 3" oval ring. These were used on wooden cannon carriages to attach to limbers. Nice brown patina. Massive.................................................$110.00

6607 - THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BLACK POWDER PROJECTILES, 598 Pages, by Colonel John F. Biemeck, Volume II, Identifying Black Powder projectiles, fuses, and spherical projectiles from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War. Profusely illustrated, charts and tables identifying American, British, and French projectiles. A wealth of information on weights and data on construction methods covers from grapeshot, canister, solid shot and shells of these periods. Autographed by the author.......................................$40.00 plus shipping [it is heavy!]


142 - CAMP CANTEEN WITH CARRYING HANDLE, 8" X 9.5", large red pained camp canteen with iron bail handle and turned handle. Late 18th - Early 19th Century, in excellent condition. Has stopper and old cloth gasket..........................$450.00  SALE $350.00

143 - OVAL SHAPED LARGE LOG CANTEEN, 6.25" X 10.5", late 18th - Early 19th 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   SALE $295

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9805 - 18TH CENTURY ANTLER HANDLE KNIFE WITH A FINE FORGED BLADE, overall 11.5". The antler handle is curved to fit the hand. The fine forged blade is extremely sharp. The pewter ferrule balances the knife perfectly. From a old Pennsylvania collection...................................................SOLD


6007 - 18TH CENTURY WROUGHT IRON HEART SHAPED TRIVET, 11.5" overall, trivet base 6.25", fishtail handle with three penny feet, braised construction. These were used to cook over coals, an ideal size for a soldier to carry in a haversack. Very fine.......................................................$135.00

5046 - QUEEN ANNE STYLE DAGGER WITH WOODEN SHEATH, Late 18th Century - early 19th Century, 11.5" overall. This fine example had a cherry wood handle a superb single edged beveled blade of exceptional quality. The original sheath is made of wood with brass mounts and trim. Designed to be worn on a belt with brass catch to the rear of the sheath, high quality worthy for an officer..................................................$395.00

5050 - AMERICAN COPY OF A BROWN BESS BAYONET, Revolutionary War, 17" blade 21.75" overall, typical broad blade, large crudely attached retaining ring, three slots crudely cut into the socket, indistinguishable markings on the blade, appear so either been in a barn or possibly excavated, unusually large for an American copy..........................................$250.00

COLONIAL ERA SWORDS

5127 - BRITISH REVOLUTIONARY WAR SWORD OF 1770 - 90, 31.5" no fuller blade overall 38", British Officer's Dress Sword, round pommel, silver wire wrapped handle, heart shaped guard. The handle retains quite a lot of gold gilt, the blade is clean. A nice sword of the period for display...................$995.00



3240 - SUPERB 18TH CENTURY BRITISH SWORD HANGER
, 3.25" plated hanger with chain, marked SAVOY on the reverse. Used by both civilians and military to hang sword on their belts, brass plated, non-dug...........................................
$395.00

1826 - 18TH CENTURY BAYONET SCABBARD STUD, WILLIAMSBURG/YORKTOWN, 2.5", brass bayonet stud for hanging a bayonet from a belt. Perfectly intact with good form. Excavated in the Williamsburg, VA - Yorktown area, 18th Century.................................$100.00

1829 - EARLY BROWN BESS BRASS BUTT PLATE, 5" brass butt plate for a Brown Bess musket with a 3.5" tang. Three screw holes. Excavated in an unknown site on the east coast. 18th Century but from an undetermined model of the Brown Bess. Nice patina to the brass and in perfect form. The Brown Bess musket was the main weapon of the British Army for decades............................................$85.00



9230 - RELICS FROM CROWN POINT, NY
, includes one very large flat button three small clothing buckles, and a pistol ball. Rev. War period. Lot of five items..........................................................
$75.00

SOLDIERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

5118 - The remnants of fabric shown in this display originated from Revolutionary War uniforms worn by American Colonial troops and British troops. The red fabric came from a British coat and the blue fabric came from a soldier in the Continental American army. The old notes that accompanied the fabric state that both remnants originated from a pin cushion. One note appears to have been written in the late 18th Century and the other in the beginning of the 19th Century. The latter note is signed by a Mrs. L. C. Jefferson. While at the beginning of the war American troops wore varied colored uniforms, later the color was mostly blue fabric being the standard. 11" X 14", double matted. Certificate of provenance included. Shrink wrapped ready to frame.................$350.00  Custom framing available.....................................$65.00   [quantity limited]


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....................................................SOLD

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


REVOLUTIONARY WAR YORKTOWN ARTILLERY


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

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


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

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



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

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


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


 

 
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