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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

8238 - 6# CANNONBALL, FORT WILLIAM HENRY, Lake George, Village construction site found in 1955, solid shot with very nice surfaces and seam. Found 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 her in August 1757............................................$350.00

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

8240 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, ISLE DE ORLEANS, MONCTON'S [MONCKTON] BATTERY, 3# solid shot, 2.75", early in 1759, General James Wolfe chose General Robert Monckton to be his second in command for the assault on Quebec. Monckton's role in the siege and later the capture of Quebec was considerable. Monckton established control of the south shore of the St. Lawrence River facing Quebec and was placed in charge of the artillery batteries trained on Quebec from Lévis. Monckton later commanded the British right flank during the Battle of Beauport on 31 July. Excellent surfaces...............................SOLD


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


8242 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, QUEBEC, L'ISLET
, 3# solid shot, 2.5", excavated 50 miles downriver from Quebec at L'Islet, excellent smooth surfaces, rare site...................
$159.00


8000 - PHILADELPHIA, DELAWARE RIVER 1777, 4# solid shot, actual weight 4.4#, 3.25" diameter, found in the banks of the Delaware River near Philadelphia, great high seam. Numerous Revolutionary War encounters occurred near Philadelphia especially the British attack on Philadelphia in 1777. An excellent example is excellent condition due to the mud bank.............................................................$200.00

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

8012 - 18TH CENTURY HOOF SCRAPER, 8" overall, iron blade with curved tip, iron ferrule, wooden handle. Used to scrape mid and stones from a horse's hoof. From an old Virginia collection. Wood handle has a split due to shrinkage, otherwise very good...................................................SOLD

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

8015 - BATTLE OF CAMDEN, SC, Revolutionary War, Swivel shot for the 1 pound small cannon, from the Battle of Camden, SC, August 16th, 1780, 2", 1#, American cannonball with a great seam, noted "Camden, SC, 1780", from a rare southern site.............................$145.00

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


5182 - 'LANCASTER STYLE' PENNSYLVANIA PISTOL PRIMING HORN, 10" overall, Pennsylvania "Lancaster style" powder horn for pistol or fowling piece, high rounded wooden domed plug with decorative trim, original iron hook, 1750 - 1780, very nice patina...................................................$275.00

5183 - 18TH CENTURY TINDERBOX WITH IRON STRIKER, 3" X 6", six sided domed lid, tinned construction with dark brown patina to the metal. Iron flint striker with box. Shows good use but perfectly intact with attached lid. This example is unusually large, getting impossible to find............................................SOLD


5185 - NAVAL BOARDING AXE
, late 18th - early 19th Century, 15.5" in length with 7" head, period wooden handle attached to the handle with pins and flanges. Axe head and wooden handle have a nice patina to the surfaces. Very fine........................................
SOLD

5186 - 18TH CENTURY LARGE SIDE KNIFE, overall 14" with 8.5" iron blade, American style "butcher style" side knife, single edged with the tang inserted into a wooden handle with a iron ferrule to avoid splitting. See Neumann Page 171. Nice patina, very fine...................................................$165.00

5190 - 18TH CENTURY REVOLUTIONARY WAR SWORD BELT, 29" leather 1" belt with two drop straps with adjusting buckles. A near exact example can be seen on page 39 figure #8, in Neumann's Ency. of the American Revolution. The belt is missing the small leather sleeve or frog that the sword slipped into. This could be restored professionally. If complete this would be a $1500 sword belt. An excellent buy as is at only...............................................SOLD

5191 - INDIAN TRADE AXE TOMAHAWK STYLE DUG IN OHIO, 18th Century fur trade axe, 6" overall with a teardrop eye, "tomahawk styled" striking blade popularly known as a killing style blade. Excavated in Ohio, 2.75" blade with the curved base design. Great patina and firm metal.......................................................$295.00


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

3415 - YORKTOWN, VA, 9# solid shot, ball has an excellent high seam, good surfaces, marked in paint "Yorktown 9#", from an old Virginia Collection, very fine.................................................$350.00

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

3419 - FORT WILLIAM HENRY, LAKE GEORGE, NY, 18 pound solid shell, 5" diameter, marked in old white paint, "Fort William Henry 1757, Lake George, NY." The Siege of Fort William Henry was conducted in August 1757 by French General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm against the British-held Fort William Henry. The fort, located at the southern end of Lake George, on the frontier between the British Province of New York and the French Province of Canada, was garrisoned by a poorly supported force of British regulars and provincial militia led by Lieutenant Colonel George Monro. After several days of bombardment, Monro surrendered to Montcalm, whose force included nearly 2,000 Indians from a large number of tribes. The terms of surrender included the withdrawal of the garrison to Fort Edward, with specific terms that the French military protect the British from the Indians as they withdrew from the area. In one of the most notorious incidents of the French and Indian War, Montcalm's Indian allies violated the agreed terms of surrender and attacked the British column, which had been deprived of ammunition, as it left the fort. They killed and scalped a significant number of soldiers, took as captives women, children, servants, and slaves, and slaughtered sick and wounded prisoners. Early accounts of the events called it a massacre, and implied that as many as 1,500 people were killed, though it is unlikely more than 200 people (less than 10% of the British fighting strength) were actually killed the massacre. Ex Robert Thebert Sr. Collection. Extremely rare for such a large ball........................................ON HOLD

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.....................................................................$1,200.00


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

14106 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR CANNON PLIER-NIPS, DR. JAMES DUNN COLLECTION, A massive set of plier-nips 16", as described by Dr. Dunn as "Large sergeant's plier-nips." Great surfaces. A note stating that Dr. James Dunn had purchased these in 1935 at Fort Ticonderoga, NY and that it had been in his collection and left to his granddaughter who wrote the note. His collection later was sold at auction..............................................SOLD


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

14118 - UPSTATE NEW YORK, 18TH CENTURY TRADE AXE, 18th Century, 7" length with a 6" tomahawk style cutting blade, typical of the trade axes, 2" oval socket, great condition to the metal....................................$145.00

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

14123 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, Large massive wagon hitch with attached large O ring, excavated Fort Ticonderoga, NY by Frank Kravic [old white markings], massive hand-forged hitch 8" with the attached 5" iron O ring. Excellent surfaces to both. Used for a wagon or cannon. Very fine...................................................$150.00

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

10605 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, #6 BRANDING IRON USED FOR MARKING CRATES OF 6# SHOT, 7" overall with sharpened end tang to go into a wooden shaft. Old diggers paint denoting the location and date code of excavation [T-194810], found at Fort Tic in October 1948, this is the first one of this type we have handled. Light brown patina.....................................................$275.00


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

8925 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR SKINNING KNIFE OR SIDE KNIFE, 12" length, iron bolster with hardwood handle, early 18th Century style tapered blade, nice usage to blade, very fine.............................$125.00

70609 - AMERICAN SILVER HILTED SABER WITH LEATHER SCABBARD, c.1800 - 1815, a beautiful silver hilted sword with ivory grip. Overall 37" with a 31" blade with an unusual 24" central fuller. The hilt and pommel is silver with twisted silver in the grooves of the ivory handle. The D style guard continues on to the hilt showing four rectangular cutouts. The leather scabbard is 32" with a steel tip and two silver plated mounts one with a circular ring. The leather has a contemporary repair near the tip. The leather is solid with some expected flaking in spots. The blade is clean with old tarnish caused by being in the leather scabbard. One side of the silver large pillow pommel has a slight push. Otherwise the rest of the silver mounting is in fine condition. Recently purchased from a Virginia collector. The upturned blade is attributed to American manufacture. American made War of 1812 Officer's sword and scabbard. Silver hilt, attributed to William Ball of Baltimore c1800 - 1815. This is nice example...............................................................$3,500.00      WAS......................... $4,500.00

 


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

32214 - PENNSYLVANIA STYLE 18TH CENTURY CANTEEN, 8" wooden standing canteen of the Pennsylvania Germanic style with concentric circle carved in the face. 4 support legs, raised bung at top. The surfaces show a reddish paint finish. See Neumann #1015 for examples. Condition is fine, small ship to the edge of one leg.................................................$295.00

32217 - HORN SWIGGLER WITH THE ORIGINAL LEATHER STRAP, 4.5" horn swiggler with nice carvings of a fish, half moon, and fowl. Dated 1807 A. STORRS inscribed in block letters. The leather carrying strap is 30" in length and is intact. Research has revealed that this swiggler belonged to Abel Storrs of New Hampshire who was born in 1807 and died in 1902. He had varied interests but his main occupation was an educated farmer. Thus this fine early item probably dates from 1820 or so. Fine, great patina to the horn..................................$250.00


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


12292 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR, AMERICAN MADE BAYONET MADE TO FIT A HUGE BORE HESSIAN MUSKET, 19" overall, an American adaptation of the Brown Bess style bayonet, the socket measuring a huge 29mm adapted for the large bore musket used by the Hessians. Ex-Rielly Collection 1928-86 tagged. The largest socket on a Rev. War bayonet we have ever seen, brown patina, fine......................................SOLD

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

REVOLUTIONARY WAR FLAG FRAGMENTS FROM THE BATTLE OF SARATOGA, 1777

11090 - The Battles of Saratoga (September 19 and October 7, 1777) conclusively decided the fate of British General John Burgoyne's army in the American War of Independence and is generally regarded as a turning point in the war. The battles were fought eighteen days apart on the same ground, 9 miles (14 km) south of Saratoga, New York. Burgoyne's campaign to divide New England from the southern colonies had started well, but slowed due to logistical problems. He won a small tactical victory over General Horatio Gates and the Continental Army in the September 19 Battle of Freeman's Farm at the cost of significant casualties. His gains were erased when he again attacked the Americans in the October 7 Battle of Bemis Heights and the Americans captured a portion of the British defenses. Burgoyne was therefore compelled to retreat, and his army was surrounded by the much larger American force at Saratoga, forcing him to surrender on October 17. News of Burgoyne's surrender was instrumental in formally bringing France into the war as an American ally, although it had previously given supplies, ammunition and guns, notably the de Valliere cannon, which played an important role in Saratoga. Formal participation by France changed the war to a global conflict. This battle also resulted in Spain contributing to the war on the American side. The town of Stillwater furnished the field for the Battles of Bemis Heights - or Saratoga and half of the 13th Albany Militia Regiment that helped defeat the British on October 7, 1777. Blue and red silk fragments that originated from a Revolutionary War flag used at the Battle of Saratoga. A 1943 note states that these fragments once hung in the lobby of the White Sulphur Springs Hotel in Stillwater, NY near the site of the Battle of Saratoga. A notation on the back of the frame dated July 11th, 1938 states that these fragments hung in the lobby of the aforementioned hotel in Stillwater, NY. The 1943 note states that there were once several Revolutionary War flags hanging in the lobby by souvenir hunters cut the flags to pieces over the years. This was the second hotel at that location the first burning prior to 1859 then rebuilt about 1874 and finally closing in 1940 after Luther died in 1937. The 1857 date on the first notation under the flags obviously notes that the flags originated from the owner of the first hotel. Under the terms of Burgoyne's surrender the British were allowed to keep their colors so these fragments either came from a captured British flag or an American flag. Provisions of the agreement were broken by both parties and these remnants most probably came from a captured British flag. These remnants were sold at auction by Butterfield & Butterfield of San Francisco in Auction #16 March 19th, 1994 [copy of description included.] 11" X 14" double matted with Federal gold suede and royal blue trim. The display will fit any standard 11" X 14" frame. These are the only remnants of a Revolutionary War flag we have ever seen offered for sale. Accompanied by a detail certificate of provenance. Unframed...............................................$395.00 Custom framed...................................$425.00
ONLY ONE LEFT


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

80235 - SIEGE OF SAVANNAH, IRON CANNON SHOT, 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 Kazimierz Pulaski, fighting 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. [a] Solid cannon shot 2# [2 7/8"]................................................................$125.00  [b] 3# [3.15"]........................$150.00 [excavator found these when excavating for bottles, states both came from within 1 mile of the battle site]


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

 

3253 - LATE 18TH CENTURY SHEARS, 9" overall, broad blades with end taper, nice steel gray patina, circ 1790 - 1820. Very fine.............................SOLD

 


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

9215 - CROWN POINT, NY, American copy of a British bayonet found in the rafters of a house in Vergennes, VT, approximately 10 miles from Crown Point, NY. 13.5" blade, 16.5" overall, nice surfaces, old collector's tag.........................................................$295.00

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

92812 - AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY PIKEHEAD, 8" overall, American forged iron, excavated near Crown Point, NY. Nice brown patina..................................................$250.00


 

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