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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


3400 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR MILITIA CARTRIDGE BOX, 3" X 4" X 9", large 6" cover flap. Wooden block base with 23 bored holes of different sizes averaging 65-69 caliber. Cover flap, front rear of leather covering intact, missing leather side small 3" X 4" panels, deterioration to one side of block. While crudely made this box has a nice appearance in spite of the mentioned defects. If you cannot spend $800 - $1000 for a Rev. War box, this one may suit your needs............................................$350.00

3401 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR AMERICAN CARTRIDGE BOX, 2.5" X 3.0" X 10", 24 cartridge holes for the .69 caliber musket, large closing flap, flint pouch to the inside. The box has two short loop straps that were attached to an over the shoulder strap to allow for more comfortable wearing by the soldier. Leather is in fine condition with minimum flaking. Both straps intact. A well made box typical of what a Continental soldier would have carried. Nice surface to the leather.................................................SOLD

3402 - BEMIS HEIGHTS, BATTLE OF SARATOGA, American Copy of a British Brown Bess bayonet, overall 19". Marked in old paint "Bemis Heights, NY." 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. Great form, from an old NY Collection dug in the 1930's................................................$425.00

3403 - CHARLESTON, SC, British Brown Bess 2nd Model bayonet, 21" overall, old white paint notation "Charleston, SC," nice surfaces, excavated Charleston, SC. Has great form and quite solid. Very fine...................................................$395.00

3406 - REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD CARTRIDGE, overall 2.5", paper wrapped large musket ball with powder charge, thread-wrapped and sealed with a light wax film which has turned brown with age, perfectly intact. Very fine...........................................SOLD

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


3408 - 18TH CENTURY WOODEN POCKET COMPASS
, 2" X 2", hinged hardwood case, paper label, F. A. initials carved in the top, an old date "1780" on the inside cover. English manufacture with a delicate piano style hinge. From an old NY collection......................................................
$350.00

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

3413 - 18TH CENTURY COCONUT NAVAL CANTEEN, 3.75" X 6", a beautiful canteen made from a coconut and highly polished with pewter inlaid decorative trip and pewter spout. One is pictured in Neumann's "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution." Due to the construction it is most probably naval in origin. In extraordinary condition. From one of the oldest collectors in New York State. The first of this type we have ever offered.......................................$695.00

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


3416 - YORKTOWN, VA
, 4# solid shot, 3", great surfaces, marked in old paint "Yorktown 1781", from an old NY artillery collection, very fine.......................
$295.00

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........................................$450.00

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


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

2004 - FORT VELASCO, TEXAS, TEXAS INDEPENDENCE STARTED HERE, on June 26, 1832, when Texans under John Austin and Henry Smith came down river with cannon for use against Mexican forces at Anahuac. They ran against the resistance of Lt. Col. Domingo de Ugartechea. As commander of Mexican forces at Velasco, Ugartechea refused passage through the mouth of the Brazos River to the vessel bearing the cannon to Anahuac. Some 112 Texans attacked the port at midnight, and after 9 hours under the fire of Texas rifles and cannon, the Mexican garrison was forced to surrender. The Battle of Velasco, brought on by a customs quarrel at Anahuac, was unknowingly fought after the dispute at Anahuac had been peaceably settled. After the victory at San Jacinto 4 years later, President David G. Burnet moved the capital of the Republic of Texas temporarily to Velasco. Here the Treaty of Velasco, ending hostilities between Texas and Mexico, was signed on May 14, 1836. 69 Caliber musket balls c. 1836, excavated on the beach at Freeport, Texas [Fort Velasco]. [Note from finder included]. 6 available...........................................................$35.00/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


14103 - YORKTOWN, VA, 1781
, 6# solid shot excavated near Yorktown, VA. 3.75" diameter, good surfaces with moderate pitting........................................
SOLD

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..............................................$325.00

14108 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR KILLING SPIKE, 1.5" round haft socket, 1.5" pointed spike, recovered near Fort Hunter [on Schoharie Creek] Montgomery County, NY, oxidized but quite firm. French & Indian War period. In the 18th Century, Fort Hunter was built as a fort near the location of one of the two primary Mohawk settlements. The Mohawk name for the village was rendered variously in English as Teantontalago, Thienderego, Tionondorage, and Tiononderoga. The European colonists called it the Lower Mohawk Castle, while Canajoharie, the other primary Mohawk village, was known as the Upper Mohawk Castle. The Dongan Charter gave the city of Albany the right to own 1,000 acres at the Lower Mohawk Castle. One of its sachems, Hendrick Tejonihokarawa or Hendrick Peters of the Wolf Clan, was one of the "Four Mohawk Kings" who went to London in 1710 to meet with Queen Anne. They asked her for Anglican missionaries to help offset French Catholic influence in the Iroquois Confederacy, as well as defenses against French soldiers. In 1711, the Crown authorized the construction of Fort Hunter near Tionondorage. Very good....................$225.00


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


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


14115 - FORT MICHILIMACKINAC
, Scissors style bullet mold single cavity, pistol sized mold, recovered on an Ottawa site at Fort Michilimackinac, fine, 18th Century...............................................
SOLD

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

14117 - IRON CANDLE SPIKE, FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, 5", open socket candle spike, excavated by noted historian Frank Kravic, 5" overall, nice finish to the metal. Very fine......................................................$145.00

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

14124 - MUSKET BALL IN THE MORTAR OF FORT MISERY, 5" section of mortar recovered from the site of Fort Misery [1755-1764 and 1777]. This fort was last located just south of the site of Fort Edward on Moses Kill Creek on the east side of the Hudson River. A palisaded blockhouse south of Fort Edward. It was abandoned, but briefly used by Patriots in 1777 to guard the south approach to Fort Edward.............................................SOLD

14126 - HAND-MADE BRICK RECOVERED FROM MONTCALM'S 1757 LINES, 7" X 4.5", red clay, Lake George, NY. Identical to bricks recovered from Fort William Henry. Most likely from the construction of the fort [or destruction of the fort by Montcalm during August 1757]. Very fine...............................................................SOLD

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

14131 - SIEGE OF LOUISBURG, Brass button of the French Troupes de la Marine who fought against Amherst at the siege of Louisburg [June 8th to July 26th, 1758]. Recovered along the White River, Tracadie, P. E. I. Very good, missing shank, light ding, scarce..........................................................SOLD

14132 - A UNIQUE COLLECTION OF WALLS/BUILDINGS FROM SEVERAL FAMOUS FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR FORTS IN NEW YORK, [a] wooden fragment from the stockade at Fort Pitt [1759-1781], 1.5" wooden relic, uncovered during excavations in 1963, [b] 2 small pieces of the mortar and stone recovered from the east fireplace at Fort William Henry, [c] stone fragments from the West Barracks, Fort Ticonderoga, NY. 2 pieces about 3 - 4" each, [d] Fort St. Frederic, [1734-1759] limestone fragments, 2 - 2" X 4", 4" X 5", from the Bastion du lac Champlain and the bastion du Detroit [e] Crown Point, 1759-1773, limestone fragment from a revetment and a fragment of red brick from a barracks wall 4" X 4" and 2" X 2".............SOLD

12310 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR BELT AXE, 5.5" flared blade, 3.25", dug at Fort Ticonderoga, NY by Frank Kravic, his white code T-709. From an old Pennsylvania collection, blade oxidized but firm......................................................SOLD

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


92800 - ENGLISH OFFICER'S DAGGER, 14" in length with two sided spear point dagger blade, hardwood handle with brass guard, original brass scabbard with keeper hook, mid to late 18th Century. The blade and scabbard are in excellent condition..........................................SOLD

11046 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR BAR SHOT, FORT WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NYC, 13" overall, actual weight 11# for the 12# cannon, 1" square bar, 4 diameter to the half balls. Excavated at the outer fortifications of Fort Washington, Washington Heights, NYC. See a similar example see in Calver & Bolton page 51 of examples found at Fort Washington in 1922 and story of other articles in the 1922 exploration. They report that bar shot were also found in huts being used as firedogs. This rare example is in excellent condition with minimum deterioration. Some traces of black paint in spots. From an old NY collection and reportedly found during road excavation in the 1960's. Extremely rare.......................................................SOLD

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

10604 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, HAND GRENADE, 2.75" diameter, great high seams with excellent surfaces, ex. G. Esker Collection, very fine and getting impossible to find this nice with good provenance..........................................SOLD

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


8900 - EXCAVATED, CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, REVOLUTIONARY WAR #3 SOLID SHOT, A nice example with moderate surface pitting, size used on small field cannons known as "gallopers", from an old Virginia collector of Rev. War artillery, marked "CHARLESTON"............SOLD


8901 - BATTLE OF YORKTOWN, 9# SOLID SHOT
, 9# shot with seam and sprue mark obvious, marked "YORKTOWN 1781", nice surfaces, from an old Virginia artillery collection, a most popular battle site being the last major battle of the Revolutionary War. Very fine..........................................
SOLD

8902 - AMERICAN TINDERBOX, REVOLUTIONARY WAR, Oval design, 3" tinned construction, used to hold flax, flint, and striker. This one has some flax remaining. Excellent condition. Each soldier carried one for starting fires for cooking or warmth. Getting impossible to find today, first I have had in several years............................................SOLD

8904 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR DOG HEAD FOLDING KNIFE, Overall 6", 2.75" steel blade, horn handle grip with carved "dog's head" tapered handle. The entire knife has a nice patina. Circ 1760-1780, a very nice example, ex NY Collection.....................................$200.00

8907 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR POWDER HORN FROM VERMONT, 13" with a large 4" oval wooden plug with iron hooks for hanging from a strap, carved open tip. Lovely olive green patina, sides thin to see the powder level in the daylight. Sold by Craig Lonergan near Fort Ticonderoga, NY after being sold by a Vermont widow from her husband's collection. French & Indian War to Revolutionary War. Very fine......................................................$375.00

8913 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR AMERICAN SWORD BELT PLATE DUG NEAR ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA, 2.5" X 3.5", oval brass militia sword belt plate complete with all hooks, early two piece lug. See near exact example in Neumann's book page 225, figure 12-13. When the thirteen colonies rebelled in 1775, East and West Florida remained loyal to the King. As a result, St. Augustine became a hub of Loyalist activity. British troops garrisoned both the Castillo de San Marcos (which they called Fort Saint Mark) and Fort Matanzas and the city served as a launching point for several expeditions against Georgia. American force also launched several campaigns against St. Augustine, but none succeeded. There were, however, a number of battles and skirmishes in the northeast corner of Florida and southeast corner of Georgia as the two armies battles for control of the area between St. Augustine and Savannah. This plate probably belonged to a member of one of the Georgia Militias who served in that area. A rare excavated plate........................................$395.00

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

8924 - MT. INDEPENDENCE, VT. ACROSS FROM FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, Revolutionary War, 1" grapeshot, excavated by noted historian and collector Frank Kravic, very fine.....................................SOLD

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

 


5081 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR PAPER CARTRIDGE, .69 caliber British buck and ball coarse paper wrap, twisted tip, c. 1780, very fine and intact, rare...........................SOLD

5085 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, Revolutionary War artillery calipers for determining the size of round shot, 18" overall, marked in old white paint "TICONDEROGA", fully functional with operational pin intact. These are rarely found intact. American made iron calipers which are much rarer than the finer brass British models. Caliper opens up to accommodate a shell as large as a 32# round shot. From a old New Collection where most items were dug in the 1920's and 30's. Fine.........................................SOLD

5086 - THE BATTLE OF YORKTOWN, VA, British Brown Bess Bayonet, marked in old white collector's paint YORKTOWN. An unusual size with a 4" socket, 12" blade, and overall 16". The blade is 1" with the familiar long land pattern triangular blade. Usual oxidation but excellent form intact of the socket and blade, almost coincides with the size of the Officer's Fusil bayonet except for the socket length. Fine overall........................................................SOLD

5087 - ANTLER HANDLE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD SIDE KNIFE, overall 13.5" with a hand-forged 7" iron blade in a somewhat dagger style. The handle is a antler horn with a spike protruding to help the grip of the  knife. Handle has a mellow tan color. Some mild oxidation to the iron blade. Fine.....................SOLD


5093 - BATTLE OF YORKTOWN, VA
, 1781, 6# solid shot, 3.5" marked in old white paint YORKTOWN, moderate surface pitting, metal is quite solid with good form.................................................
SOLD


5094 - BATTLE OF SARATOGA, NY
, 1777, 6# solid shot, 3.5" diameter, marked in old white paint, SARATOGA, nice smooth surfaces.......................................
SOLD

5098 - BRITISH REVOLUTIONARY WAR DOUBLE FROG SWORD BELT, 56", 2.5" buff leather sword belt with copper buckle and keeper, artillery/infantry. Belt has a slot for the bayonet and one for a sword. Very similar to #2 page 38 in Neumann's "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution." An original bone button intact on the belt. Stamped in stencil "R70" being the rack number in the company or regiment. Some age tone, leather in excellent condition with the buckle keeper existent. From an old New York Collection recently sold..................................................SOLD

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

5100 - 18TH CENTURY ARTILLERY SPONGE BUCKET, 5.5" X 6", metal sponge bucket with hand-wrought handle with a swivel ring for hanging under a gun carriage. Bottom of bucket riveted together. Excavated from an undetermined site and early style. Many times used for water or grease but this one shows no residue from grease. Completely intact with moderate oxidation..................................SOLD

5101 - 18TH CENTURY ARTILLERY SPONGE BUCKET, 6" X 8", metal bucket with hand-wrought iron handle with O ring to allow hanging from the bottom of a gun carriage. The bottom is folded and riveted in place. The finish of the metal is painted black. A very early style bucket that was sometimes used as a grease bucket as well as a sponge bucket...........................................................$285.00


11164 - SCARCE REVOLUTIONARY WAR CANTEEN, "Cathedral style", 7" X 9.75", two interlocking wooden bands with peg stopper. Dark walnut attractive finish with two leather straps accompanying the canteen, one intact, one needs restoration. It is extremely rare to have the leather straps for any Rev. War period canteen with the canteen today, very fine with a beautiful finish. See Neuman page 64/#27 for an example, "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution"...........................SOLD

32207 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR AMERICAN SIDE KNIFE, 12 3/4" overall, blade 8.5" X 1 1/4". A very crude hand-forged blade with a sloping neck blade with a high point tip. 1/2" iron ferrule with a bulbous wooden handle. Ex. George C. Neumann Collection with his signed tag. The blade has a brown patina, age split at bottom of handle.......................................SOLD

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

32209 - COLONIAL RUNDLET, Revolutionary War period, Rundlet/Swigler. Rundlet style container or drinking vessel, also known as rum kegs or swiglers. It is also thought that spruce gum was sometimes carried in these container to use against colds and other sickness. Usually carried in a haversack. 3.0" X 5.5". This example has a beautiful dark brown patina with tan highlights................................................SOLD

32210 - RARE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FIELD DENTAL KIT, Composed of the following, [a] 4" metal retractor with turned wooden handle, [b] tooth extractor, 5", with a carved bone handle, [c] 5" hand-forged tooth forceps, [d] original leather carrying pouch. This rare 18th Century set shows good honest use. The metal implements are all hand-forged in period 18th Century style. A wonderful set that has been kept intact over the years. Extremely rare and all implements are in excellent condition......................................................SOLD

32211 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD, THROWING KNIFE, the oval tapering grip handle has a reused sewing thimble as a ferrule. Its symmetrical blade expands towards the tip and has the blade sharpened only at the tip. Overall 10 1/4", blade 6 1/2" X 1 3/8". Ex. George Neumann Collection with his collection tag. Very rare and in excellent condition. An unusual American weapon.................................................SOLD

32212 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD BELT KNIFE, the hand-forged blade projects itss tang into an antler stag horn handle, overall 11 3/3", blade 6 7/8" X 15/16". Illustration #300, 6th knife pictured in George Neumann's book. Ex. George Neumann Collection with his collection tag. Very fine and in great style for a Militia belt knife..................................................SOLD


32213 - AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR NAVAL BOARDING AXE
, wooden shaft 16", axe head 2 1/2" X 9", spiked portion of axe head. Hand-forged with considerable forging marks. Condition is excellent...........................................
SOLD

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

32215 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR WOODEN BANDED CANTEEN OR WATER BOTTLE, 3" X 8 1/2". Composed of pine staves held together with 7 wooden bands of hickory or ash. Excellent condition. Such a lightweight canteen would have been carried by a militiaman either by a strap or in a haversack. Ex. George Neumann Collection with his collection tag.............................................................SOLD

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

32218 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN SHOULDER CARTRIDGE BOX, 2 1/2" X 9 1/2", 26 hole in the wooden block [9/8/9]. The top of the box is incised with a scallop tip to the flap. The leather box has been nailed to the wooden block. Condition is fine with the leather box has been nailed to the wooden block. Condition is fine with the leather quite pliable. Ex. George Neumann Collection with his collection tag.....................................................SOLD

32219 - AMERICAN DRAGOON CARTRIDGE BOX, 1780 - 1815, 8" X 2 7/8" X 1 1/2", two rows of 12 11/16" tins. The box had been converted from a shoulder box to a waist box. Known as a "belly box" this style began in 1780 during the Revolutionary War and the conversion to a waist box shows extensive use over the years from that period. Condition is fine with good pliable leather. Ex. George Neumann Collection with his collection tag..............................................................SOLD

32220 - A SUPERB LARGE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR CARTRIDGE BOX, 3" X 10", waist box with belt straps, large flap decorated with incised cross patterns in the leather. Wooden block has 24 holes for cartridges with the leather box nailed to the block. The condition of the leather is superb. This box has great eye appeal and is quite large compared to many other boxes. Ex. Robert Thebert, Sr. Collection...............................................$1,200.00

32221 - REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD CARTRIDGE BOX, 3" X 2" X 10.5", an early double flap box that hung from a strap. 17 large caliber holes in the wooden interior box measuring .75 [7/9]. A 6" remnant of the original carrying strap on the back of the box. The leather is quite pliable and dark black. Large hob nails on back of box. Ex. Robert Oswald, quite nice......................................................SOLD

32222 - 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..............................................................$975.00

32223 - 18TH CENTURY FRENCH BRAZIER, French & Indian War period or possibly earlier. 3 1/2" X 8", three claw foot legs, hammered brass design with numerous cut outs of diamonds and fleu de lis. Flared opening with three pads for a pot to sit on with fleu de lis designs. One portion of one paid is missing. Interior quite burnished due to the coals used in the brazier over the years. From an Upstate New York Collection. Other than the missing pad the brazier is in excellent condition and is quite ornate and would have been most useful at a campsite for an French officer.....................................................SOLD

A COLLECTION OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR ARTILLERY FROM AN OLD NEW YORK COLLECTION

The following projectiles come from an old New York collection that the owner is slowing breaking up. All have very old paint markings and have been part of a 40 year old collection. The preservation of these balls is excellent.

32224 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, 9# solid shot, 4 1/4" diameter, surfaces are very smooth with old paint markings, TICONDEROGA, nice casting seam, Fort Ticonderoga, formerly Fort Carillon, is a large 18th Century star fort built by the Canadians and the French at a narrows near the south end of Lake Champlain in upstate New York in the United States. It was constructed by Canadian Michel Chartier de Lotbinière, Marquis de Lotbinière between 1754 and 1757 during the Seven Years' War, often referred to as the French and Indian War in the USA. It was of strategic importance during the 18th Century colonial conflicts between Great Britain and France, and again played a role during the American Revolutionary War. Very fine condition................................................SOLD

32225 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, 3# solid shot, 3" diameter, old white paint markings TICONDEROGA, great surfaces and casting seam, very fine.........................................$345.00

32226 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, Cast hand grenade. 3" diameter, thin-walled as it should be, nice surfaces with light to moderate oxidation, marked in old white paint TICONDEROGA, overall very fine with casting seam still evident. The first we have had in many months................................................SOLD

32227 - SARATOGA, NY, 9# solid shot, 4" diameter, old white paint markings, SARATOGA 1777, smooth surfaces with a nice casting seam, very scarce site. 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 are generally regarded as a turning point in the war. The battles were fought eighteen days apart on the same ground, 9 miles south of Saratoga, New York. Very fine...........................................................SOLD


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


12290 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR, HESSIAN BAYONET MODIFIED TO FIT A CHARLEVILLE MUSKET, 16" overall, beveled triangular blade, 22 mm socket opening [85 cal. opening to socket], lovely smooth gray finish, modified to fit a Charleville musket by Americans. Very fine...............................................SOLD

12291 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR, BROWN BESS BAYONET WITH A MODIFIED SOCKET, 21.5" overall, British Brown Bess 2nd model bayonet with the socket altered by Americans. A "barn find" on the border of South Carolina and Georgia, [N. Augusta, GA]. The bayonet has a pleasant brown patina with a light oxidation on the surfaces...................................................$295.00

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......................................$350.00

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


1101 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR WOODEN CANTEEN, 5" X 5.5", ultra-light weight wooden canteen, concentric decorative circles around walls, very light weight construction, large opening at top for a wooden stopper. A typical personal canteen of the mid to late 18th Century that would have been carried by a soldier contrary to the heavier ones often offered as personal canteens...........................................$425.00

1102 - COLONIAL ERA SIDE KNIFE, 18TH CENTURY, 9.5" overall, hand-forged blade, hardwood handle, iron guard. A typical American knife with such crude workmanship, the letter "I" and "US" etched into the blade. Blade nicely toned with no cleaning. Fine.............................................................SOLD

1104 - COLONIAL ERA PENNY KNIFE, 5.5" folding utility knife, wooden turned handle, a most popular knife carried by most Colonial men and boys and originally cost a penny. Very fine...................................................SOLD


121816 - EXTREMELY RARE LINSTOCK WITH THE ORIGINAL WOODEN SHAFT, an American made wrought iron linstock that measures 75" on the shaft. The hand wrought pike is 8" with a wide tapered blade and the linen cord holder measures 10" across. The forged iron shaft is threaded for the top portion of the linstock to be removed for transportation. That decorative sharp measures 9". The wooden shaft is original to the linstock by way of design for screwing into the shaft. The linstock was originally found in Eastern Pennsylvania and was never dug and has passed through several major collections over the years. There is a light oxidation to the pike and head from years of storage that is a mellow brown patina. The linstock linen cord holders are of twisted wrought iron in a typical American style. Condition is excellent with the wooden shaft showing normal wear but with the rough hewn texture of the wood very obvious. Linstocks were used in Colonial America for firing artillery pieces. A slow burning linen rope was inserted in the arms and used to fire the cannon. The pike head was used as a weapon in hand to hand fighting if the artillery position was overrun. This is the first example we have ever offered complete as we sold a dug example years ago for $900. A one of a kind item for the serious 19th Century artillery collector..........................SOLD


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

110603 - FORT STANWIX, REVOLUTIONARY WAR, Solid shot cannonball 6#, marked in old white paint, "FORT STANWIX, 1777", from an old Albany, NY collection. The Siege of Fort Stanwix (also known at the time as Fort Schuyler) began on August 2, 1777, and ended the Continental Army against British and Indian forces aligned against them in the American Revolutionary War. The fort was occupied by Continental Army forces from New York and Massachusetts under the command of Colonel Peter Gansevoort. The besieging force was composed of British regulars, American Loyalists, Hessian soldiers from Hesse-Hanau, and Indians, under the command of British Brigadier General Barry St. Leger and the Iroquois leader Joseph Brant. St. Leger's expedition was a diversion in support of General John Burgoyne's campaign to gain control of the Hudson River Valley. One attempt at relief was thwarted early in the siege when a force of New York militia under Nicholas Herkimer was stopped in the August 6 Battle of Oriskany by a detachment of St. Leger's forces. While that battle did not involve the fort's garrison, some of its occupants sorted and raided the nearly empty Indian and Loyalist camps, which was a blow to the morale of St. Leger's Indian support. The siege was finally broken when American reinforcements under the command of Benedict Arnold neared, and Arnold used a ruse to convince the besiegers that a much larger force was arriving. This misinformation, combined with the loss of Indian fighters not interested in siege warfare and upset over loss of their personal belongings, led St. Leger to abandon the effort and retreat. St. Leger's failure to advance on Albany contributed to Burgoyne's surrender following the Battles of Saratoga in October 1777. Although he reached Fort Ticonderoga in late September, St. Leger's arrival there was too late to be of help to Burgoyne. RARE, FIRST EXAMPLE WE HAVE EVER HAD..............................................................SOLD

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...................................$450.00


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

80221 - HUGE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR PIKE HEAD, 12" length, 1.5" wide flanged blade center-ridged, large 1.5" round twisted pole socket. Excavated Fort Ticonderoga, NY. The crudely fashioned massive head is American made and the metal is solid and well preserved. A nice early example.....................................................$350.00

80222 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR GANG MOLD FOR BUCKSHOT FOR THE BUCK AND BALL PAPER CARTRIDGE, 11" overall, cavities for five projectiles, long tong handles to reduce the heat from hot lead. Very fine, from an old Maryland collection...................................................................$185.00

80223 - AMERICAN HAND-WROUGHT IRON TOMAHAWK WITH HUGE KILLING SPIKE, 7" overall with 3" striking blade and 4.5" killing spike. A great example of a non-dug specimen showing the hand-wrought forging marks. Period wooden haft measuring 12". Ex-Penn Collection. A splendid example c. 1750 - 1780.........................................................SOLD

80224 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR LEAD BUTTON MOLD EXCAVATED BY DON TROIANI, 1" X 1" lead button mold excavated at Camp Robinson's Farm, Hudson Highlands, NY by Don Troiani. The button design is a utility button with numerous squares commonly used on uniforms as replacement buttons due to necessity. Excavated from a famous Revolutionary War camp site [Camp Robinson's Farm]. Choice condition..................................................................SOLD

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]

80236 - BATTLE OF FORT CLINTON, OCTOBER 6TH, 1777, 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. Musket balls excavated near the site of Fort Clinton, only have 6 available................................................SOLD

80237 - THE BATTLE OF MONMOUTH, The Battle of Monmouth was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on June 28, 1778 in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The Continental Army under General George Washington attacked the rear of the British Army. The battle was a tactical British victory, as the rearguard successfully covered the British withdrawal. However, strategically it was a draw, as the Americans were ultimately left in possession of the field, and for the first time, demonstrated that the Continental Army regiments could stand against British regulars. The British official casualty return reported 65 killed 59 dead of "fatigue", 170 wounded and 64 missing. The American official return stated 69 killed, 161 wounded and 132 missing (37 of who were found to have died of heat-stroke). Other estimates increase the losses to 1,134 British and 500 American casualties. We have several example of large grape shot excavated near Monmouth, each 1.5" in diameter, nice seams.....................SOLD 

80238 - BRITISH MARKED FACINE KNIFE, Overall 16" with a 3" wide curved blade. Hardwood handle with the blade curving out of the back of the handle in typical 18th Century style. Small loss of wood at one rivet not detracting whatsoever. Lots of good honest wear. The broad British arrow marking is evident on both sides of the blade which is amplified with some white paint but both are nicely recessed in the blade. These large knives were used in clearing campsites as well as traversing wooded areas to clear paths for troops. This is the first we have had with British markings......................................................SOLD

7184 - HUGE SPIKED TOMAHAWK, FRENCH & INDIAN WAR TO REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 9" forged head including a 4" square tapered spiked head. Found near Fort Ticonderoga, NY. The surfaces show moderate pitting from an old cleaning which has toned down to a dark gray over the years. A reproduction tiger maple 19" handle has been added by the previous owner for display purposes. The metal is quite solid. This is one of the largest spike tomahawks we have handled and one definitely used for combat...........................................................SOLD


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.........................$30.00/each 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

1183 - BATTLE OF SARATOGA, NY, 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 are 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. Musket ball from a hospital site with a map..........................................SOLD       Two Buckshot.............................SOLD



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



3261 - BATTLE WEAPONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
, by George Neumann, 393 pages, 8" X 10" paperback, NEW. Includes 18th Century guns, swords, knives, bayonets, pikes, canteens, cartridge boxes. A wonderful reference for the serius collector of Revolutionary War weapons and accroucements. Have only 4 left in stock.....................................................$45.00


3228 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR HAMMERPOLE AXE
, Revolutionary War, 4.25", broad and curved "killing edge" hammer pole axe. Excavated near Fort Ticonderoga by Frank Kravic, nice smooth patina.........................................................
SOLD

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

3230 - CHIPPEWA INDIAN SITE AXE, c. 1700, excavated from a Chippewa site in Leech Lake, Minnesota, 7" X 3.75", quite early 18th Century example, most probably French in origin. Nice surface..............................................................SOLD

3231 - OTTAWA INDIAN SITE AXE, c. 1770, excavated Fort Michimackinac, 3.5" X 7.5", French trade axe with several touch marks evident, very fine.........SOLD

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

3234 - RARE SHIELD MOUNTED AMERICAN BAYONET WITH ORIGINAL SCABBARD, Revolutionary War period. 12" bayonet with fitted leather scabbard. The bayonet is attached to the socket with a shield mount. Complete accourements are extremely rare today and difficult to obtain. Excellent original patina to the bayonet.....................SOLD

3239 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, FORT EDWARD, NY, 4" X 8" thin bladed shaping axe. This American made wrought iron axe was used for shaping timbers for boats, canoes, and dwellings. Axe has a nice patina. Unusually nice.......................SOLD

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

3243 - SWIVEL GUN CANNON PROJECTILES, FORT WILLIAM HENRY, 1" in diameter solid shot for a swivel gun, nice patina..........................................SOLD

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

 

3252 - COLONIAL COOKING ITEMS ON WALL HANGER, 18th Century, includes the following:  Wall hanger, wrought iron, 6" X 8", hooks for three cooking utensils with fleur de lis decorative trim. Large tasting spoon, 14" spatula, 12" for turning items on a grill, hand fryer, 16" X 5". All utensils have the early style fish tail loop hangers. A wonderful grouping for display. All items in fine condition with moderate oxidation to the iron and originate from New York. 4 items only sold as a group.............................................SOLD

 

3253 - LATE 18TH CENTURY SHEARS, 9" overall, broad blades with end taper, nice steel gray patina, circ 1790 - 1820. Very fine...............................$85.00

 

3254 - LATE 18TH CENTURY SHEARS, 7.5" overall, description as above as nearly identical, very fine.....................................................$69.00

 


9217 - BRITISH LIGHT HORSE CARBINE BAYONET, Model 1773, Elliott British carbine. 13.5" blade, 17.5" overall, used by British cavalry on the Elliott Carbine. Ex-George Neumann. Excellent surfaces, rare..............................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

120716 - VIRGINIA REV. WAR SHOTBAG, overall 7", leather shot bag with wooden stopper, horn carved neck, contains numerous shot pellets as found. These were used for a buck and ball paper cartridge, from an old Virginia collection. Fine.................................SOLD

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

120719 - FORT GEORGE, PENOBSCOT EXPEDITION, CASTINE, ME, Excavated at Castine, ME. Rev. War 5 pound American shot excavated at the West Bastion of Fort George. The cannon ball was fired from an American redoubt under the command of Col. Paul Revere. The siege was called the "Penobscot Expedition", nice surfaces, usual castings flaws, quite nice.....................................................$350.00

120720 - SUPERB ORIGINAL COLONIAL PERIOD AMERICAN SADDLEBAGS, EX-DON TROIANI COLLECTION, Overall 36" X 13". Troiani's description is as follows, "Great set or original Colonial saddlebags found here in New England from an old estate. Untouched, un-cleaned as found, think they are probably pigskin. Excellent condition, no cracking, flaking, or tears. Beautiful russet patina. Great attic smell with three original 18th Century iron frame buckles without rollers. The large buckle actually broke free when I was taking the pictures but with a little TLC can be easily fixed. Obvious wear from use with some staining. The exact type that could have been used during the Revolutionary War. Nearly impossible to find these type of accoutrements. This opportunity for those who like Colonial Cavalry will not come again."  An amazing set with great provenance. His descriptive list is included...................................................SOLD

1039 - MUSKET BALLS FROM THE BATTLE OF CARILLON OR KNOWN AS THE 1758 BATTLE OF FORT 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. We have a hand full of French musket balls that were dug years ago by Tom Jones of Fort Ann, NY. Each will come with a copy of the collector's tag. 6 available...............................................SOLD

2091 - FORT GEORGE, CASTINE MAINE, 6 POUND SOLID SHOT, 1779, 6 pound American made solid shot from the battle site in 1779 of Fort George at Castine, Maine. This Revolutionary War siege was one of the worst naval defeats in US history. The War Department of Massachusetts sent 42 ships and 400 Marines and about 1000 ill trained militiamen to bombard the British outpost. The American succeeded in gaining the heights of the cliff side approach but could not take the fort. The Americans shot a large amount of Cannon shot and stayed in Penobscot Bay until a stronger British fleet drove them up the river where they scuttled their ships and fled inland leaving 900 dead and the fleet destroyed. This ball is a crude cast American ball with obvious casting flaws, overall fine and very solid..............................$265.00

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

1110 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR NEW ENGLAND INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD, A slightly curved 26 3/4" blade with single fuller on each side. A brass hilt with a ball pommel. Received knuckle bow with four cutouts, maple oval grip handle with simple brass ferrules. The blade has a gray mottled patina with traces of blue near the recasso. A beautiful example of a New England style American Revolutionary War sword. Ex-William Guthman Collection sold at auction October 12th, 2006 lot #127 [Bonhams & Butterfield sold for $3500 not including the selling commission]. An excellent value today at............................SOLD

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

9214 - CROWN POINT, NY, American copy of a British bayonet found in an old barn in Weybridge, VT, 10 miles east of Crown Point, NY. 16" blade, 19" overall, old collector's tag, great surfaces, ex - PA Collection...................SOLD

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


8184 - FRENCH & INDIAN WAR BELT AXE, 2.5" X 3.5", unusual shaped eye with interesting scallop design at bottom, ex-Tom Wnuck Collection-Rochester, NY, "CANADA" in black paint on back, in all probably French manufacture, [7] Rare type...................................................SOLD

8186 - FRENCH & INDIAN WAR -  REVOLUTIONARY WAR BELT AXE, 3" X 5.5", excavated near Fort Ticonderoga, NY. Great flared "tomahawk" blade, [9], excellent style..........................................SOLD

8189 - FRENCH & INDIAN WAR BELT AXE, 4" X 4.75", excavated near Fort Ticonderoga, NY from an old 1960's collection. Wide blade marked T-0019, blade is very thin and unusual. Very nice [12]................................SOLD

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

8192 - FRENCH & INDIAN WAR BELT AXE, excavated near Fort Ticonderoga, NY. Great flared tomahawk style, old Albany Collection. Marked Ti-77909 in gold paint, super surfaces, unusually rounded elongated eyelet, [15]....................................................................SOLD

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

7219 - BRITISH REVOLUTIONARY WAR BAYONET EXCAVATED NEAR YORKTOWN, VA, "Brown Bess", socket bayonet 21 1/2" in length, nice markings, bayonet has excellent form with a even brown patina to the metal. Fine for type............................................................$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

5063 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR SINGLE CAVITY BRASS MUSKET BALL MOLD, 6.75" brass single cavity musket ball mold that is approximately 48 cal. for making flintlock pistol balls or for a smaller caliber musket. Has the original wooden grips, from upstate New York. Brass molds are rare especially with the wooden grips.........................................SOLD

5064 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR BRASS GANG MOLD, 8" overall. A four cavity approximately 48 cal. brass flintlock musket ball mold with the original wooden grips, from the Virginia area. Rare to have the original wooden handles, really a well preserved example...........................................SOLD

5065 - BRITISH SWORD BELT EMBLEM FOUND AT FORT HALDIMAND, 1.5" X 1.75", Excavated near Fort Haldimand on Carleton Island built by the British in 1779 on the St. Lawrence River. Brass sword belt emblem shaped in the form of a heart with the owner's initials J.J. engraved on the face. Definitely worn on a leather belt due to the mounting remnants on the verso, fine.................................SOLD

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


141 - IRON BANDED KEG STYLE CANTEEN
, 4.5" X 8.0", late 18th Century. Two iron bands hold the staves together. Nice color of wood, hole for spigot evident. An economical canteen...........................................
SOLD


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

92811 - LARGE AMERICAN PIKEHEAD, 7" blade and 10.5" overall, Revolutionary War, blade 2" wide, American forged example. Excellent condition for being excavated...................................................$295.00

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

92815 - 18TH CENTURY JACK KNIFE WITH ENGLISH BROAD ARROW ON BLADE, 9" overall, mid 18th to late 19th Century. Dark stained horn handle with the English Military "broad arrow" on the blade, these marked English knives are scarce and this blade and handle is exceptional............................$250.00


153 - EXCEPTIONAL HORN POWDER FLASK, 1760 - 1780
, an exceptional 3.5" X 5" horn powder flask with a screw top, craft fully made with small nails. The horn has a beautiful patina of several shades of olive and brown. Condition is excellent and could date as early as 1760, but definitely Revolutionary War. No damage which is unusual on these horn flasks..................................................
$250.00


32228 - THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL, 3# solid shot, 3" diameter, marked in old white paint BUNKER HILL BOSTON, very nice surface with a prominent small casting seam. This is the first example of a projectile from this site we have ever had for sale. The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775, mostly on and around Breed's Hill, during the Siege of Boston early in the American Revolutionary War. The battle is named after the adjacent Bunker Hill, which was peripherally involved in the battle and was the original objective of both colonial and British troops. RARE...................................................SOLD

32206 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR AMERICAN SIDE KNIFE, 12" overall, dagger style beveled hand-forged blade with iron guard and bolster, hardwood handle closely resembling a plug bayonet style. Mid to late 18th Century [1750 - 90], trivial fissure in guard. The blade has a great look showing the crude forging, fine....................................................SOLD

32216 - 18TH CENTURY HUNTING BAG, LINEN STRAP, POWDER HORN, AND MEASURING HORN, this ensemble is original in every respect. The leather cowhide bag measures 8 1/2" X 9", a 34" embroidered linen strap with a period 18th Century buckle is attached to the bag along with a 12" powder horn and a 4" powder measuring horn. This set has seen good use as the linen strap is obviously discolored by use but colors still persist in the embroidered decorative trim to the strap. The bag has an old repair to the right and some separation in spots at the flap fold but secure. Complete ensembles like this are impossible to find today that date this early. A wonderful item for a Revolutionary War display.................................................................SOLD

2128 - REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD AMERICAN DAGGER, 14", overall 9.5", double edged hand-forged blade, typical American turned hardwood handle with iron guard, excellent condition to the blade. An obvious fighting weapon. Overall very fine....................................................SOLD

91613 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR DAGGER, 8" overall, double-sided crude forged iron blade with hardwood handle. S shaped iron guard. Definitely American made as most daggers of the period are European imports. Fine.............................................SOLD

110601 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, Solid shot cannonball 3#, marked in old white paint "TICONDEROGA", from an old Albany, NY collector. Fort Ticonderoga, formerly Fort Carillon, is a large 18th Century star fort built by the Canadians and the French at a narrows near the south end of Lake Champlain in upstate New York in the United States. It was constructed by Canadian Michel Chartier de Lotbinière between 1754 and 1757 during the Seven Years' War, often referred to as the French and Indian War in the USA. It was a strategic importance during the 18th Century colonial conflicts between Great Britain and France, and again played a role during the American Revolutionary War.........................................SOLD

110602 - SARATOGA, NY, Solid shot cannonball 3#, Revolutionary War, marked in old white paint, "SARATOGA 1777", from an old Albany, NY collection. 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 are 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.............................................................SOLD

80225 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, INDIAN MASSACRE SITE KNIFE BLADE, 5" trade knife blade [Ojibwa Indian knife blade] c. 1750 found at the site of the 1763 massacre of English Troops at Fort Michilimackinac during the 1763 Pontiac uprising. The blade comes with an old note dated in 1883 that states, "knife used in Indian massacre, now known as Mackinaw City, Michigan, excavated up in the site of the late fort in 1883." The primary purpose of the fort was not military, but rather as a link in the French trading post system that stretched from the traders in the western Great Lakes. The French had first established a presence in the Straits of Mackinac in 1671 when Father Marquette established the Jesuit St. Ignace Mission at present-day St. Ignace. In 1683, they augmented the mission with Fort de Buade. In 1688, they established a mission at Sault Ste. Marie. In 1701, Sieur de Cadillac moved the French garrison to Fort Detroit and closed the mission. By 1715, however, the French built Fort Michilimackinac to re-establish a presence along the Straits of Mackinac, with several modifications and expansions to the palisade walls over the decades. The French relinquished the fort, along with their territory in Canada, to the British in 1761 following their loss in the French and Indian War. Although the British continued to operate the fort as a major trading post, French civilians were allowed to live their normal lives with French traditions and to worship at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Other civilian residents during the British military occupation included métis (French-Ojibwe) and British fur traders, some of which resided within the fort in the southeastern row house. The Ojibwe in the region resented British policies as harsh. On June 2, 1763, as part of the larger movement known as Pontiac's Rebellion, a group of Ojibwe staged a game of baaga'adowe (a forerunner of modern lacrosse) outside the fort as a ruse to gain entrance. After gaining entrance to the fort, they killed most of the British inhabitants and held the fort for a year before the British retook it with the provision to offer more and better gifts to the native inhabitants of the area. A rare artifact.........................................SOLD

7180 - FRENCH & INDIAN WAR - REV. WAR ENGLISH HANGER, c. 1750, 33 1/2 overall, 27 1/2" blade, single fuller blade, dished brass guard heart-shaped, cherry wooden handle, brass guard, blade has slight curvature, 2 with crown on blade. Overall fine, blade near tip has some old oxidation, otherwise blade clean. A nicely marked English sword used during both wars.......................................................................SOLD

7181 - FRENCH & INDIAN WAR - REV. WAR ENGLISH HANGER, c. 1740 - 1760, 30.5" overall, 24.5" blade, solid brass spiral grip on one side, round on the other side, heart shaped guard, wide flat blade with no fuller. Typical of a German made weapon used by both the British and Hessian troops during the Revolutionary War [over 30,000 German mercenaries were sent to America during the Revolution]. Very nice with a clean blade which is slightly tapered...........................................................SOLD

7182 - YORKTOWN, VA, 1781, 12# solid shot cannonball [11.13#, 4.25"], excavated YORKTOWN. This shot has a nice casting seam with good surfaces. There is moderate erosion on the surfaces but still smooth with no surface coarseness. A scarce 12# ball much scarcer than the 4# and 6# balls.......................................................SOLD


1172 - BEAUTIFUL QUEEN ANNE STYLE HORN POWDER FLASK
, mid-18th Century through the Revolutionary War. 6" high with a 3" base with flat bottom. A beautifully tapered horn powder with a screw horn top. The flask is toned to a lovely olive-green and tan finish. Quite nice and perfect in condition............................
$225.00 SOLD

9217 - MUSKET BALLS FROM THE BATTLE OF STONY POINT, The Battle of Stony Point was a battle of the American Revolutionary War fought on the night of July 15 - 16, 1779. A select force of Continental Army infantry made a coordinate surprise night attack and stormed a fortified position of the British Army on the Hudson River south of West Point, New York. The position was taken in 25 minutes with the loss to the British of nearly an entire regiment of infantry. Although the position, commanding a key ferry crossing point of the Hudson, was abandoned three days after its capture. British commanders later in the year concluded that it was defensibly untenable and evacuated it permanently. The crossing was used by the Continental Army in its march to Yorktown, Virginia, two years later. Nice brown patina to the balls.............................................. SOLD

3227 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR SPIKED TOMAHAWK, 6" heavy weighted iron spiked tomahawk excavated near Lake Champlain, Essex County, NY in the vicinity of Fort Ticonderoga. Ex-Rich Johnson Collection. Very fine in every respect. This heavy weight spiked tomahawk would do serious damage in combat...........................................SOLD

3232 - SAULK INDIAN SITE TRADE AXE, c. 1800, excavated near a Saulk site Prairie de Chien, Wisconsin. 3" X 6", "Fur Trade axe". Very fine..................SOLD

3237 - AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR LEATHER SCABBARD, 18" long including the belt frog, tight stitching and firm leather with brass hook. Designed for a triangular blade bayonet. These original leather scabbards are impossible to find today. Ex-Massachusetts Collection. Very fine and would display nicely with an American bayonet......................SOLD [we have a nice American bayonet that would fit nicely in this scabbard] 

3238 - BATTLE OF MONMOUTH ENGLISH BAYONET, 18" overall, British Brown Bess bayonet found near the Battle of Monmouth site in 1938. Noted on the wide blade is BATTLE OF MONMOUTH 1778 in old white paint. Metal is firm and bayonet complete with moderate oxidation. The Battle of Monmouth was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on June 28, 1778 in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The Continental Army under General George Washington attacked the rear of the British Army column commanded by Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton as they left Monmouth Court House (modern Freehold Borough). It is sometimes known as the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse. Relics from this battle are very scarce...........................................................SOLD

3245 - THE BATTLE OF SARATOGA, solid cannon shot, 6# marked in old white paint SARATOGA 1777. The surfaces are remarkably smooth. From an old collection from the 1930's. A scarce battle site...........................................SOLD

3247 - FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, BATTLE OF CARILLON, 6# solid cannon shot. Marked in old white paint, Ticonderoga 1758 French. From an old collection formed in 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 bloodies of the war, with over 3,000 casualties suffered, of which over 2,000 were British. Extremely scarce period dated as such, excellent surfaces...................................SOLD

 

3248 - FORT TICONDEROGA, 8# solid cannon shot marked Ticonderoga. The ball has an unusual casting flaw. These large projectiles are quite rare. From an old collection of the 1930's. Fine........................................................SOLD

 

3249 - CROWN POINT, a splendid example of an Revolutionary War American made hand grenade. 3" in diameter, marked in old white paint "CROWN POINT". A massive grenade with high cast seams.................................................................SOLD

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