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REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND COLONIAL

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Below you will find Military and Civilian Artifacts from the early years of America.

 

"CHEESE BOX" CANTEEN, MAKER MARKED "E. BARRETT" circa 1825-1835
Wonderful blue painted wood canteen, typical of New England militias. Branded on both side "E. Barrett"
but we don't know who he was. Approximately 6-3/4" diameter and 2-5/8"deep. The three leather straps
that held the sling in place are gone.

Reduced Price!  $ 595.00
"CHEESE BOX" CANTEEN, MAKER MARKED "E. BARRETT" circa 1825-1835
Wonderful red painted wood canteen, typical of New England militias. Branded on both side "E. Barrett"
but we don't know who he was. Approximately 7" diameter and 2-1/2"deep. The three leather straps
that held the sling in place are gone.

Reduced Price!  $ 595.00
"CHEESE BOX" CANTEEN, MAKER MARKED "H. Hoyt" circa 1825-1835
Wonderful blue painted wood canteen, typical of New England militias. Branded on both side "H. Hoyt"
but we don't know who he was. Approximately 6-1/4" diameter and 2"deep. The three iron wire straps
that held the sling in place are even intact on this one!

Reduced Price!  $ 595.00

 

REVOLUTIONARY WAR FRENCH MUSKET 1771 - 1776

Unmarked as to manufacture, but obvious French hammer and a wonderful "United States" surcharge. These surcharges resulted from shortages early in the American Revolution.
 Weapons were scarce and foreign procurement of weapons remained problematic. To institute greater control over arms, on February 14, 1777, the Board of War recommended to the Continental Congress that all Continental Arms be stamped “U States” and on February 24, 1777, the Continental Congress resolved that Arms and Accoutrements shall be stamped with the words “United States”.  This resolution was implemented by George Washington who directed the Commissary general’s department to have all arms stamped.

The muskets so marked are marked only on the stocks and the "U. States" mark is more common, with the full "United States" like this being the rarest of all surcharges!  This musket has been shortened a very long time ago (possibly during the period) but is otherwise in good condition for a Revolutionary War gun that was positively used during the war in America! 
 

SOLD!!! 

 

REVOLUTIONARY WAR "HANGER" SWORD - AMERICAN!

Overall length is about 30-1/2" with a 25" blade. The brass guard is nice, but the wood grip has lost just about all of its leather and wire wrap.
The blade has a sun, moon and stars motif, but it is faint.  Circa 1775 to 1783.

There is an identical example in "History of Weapons of the American Revolution" by Neuman: Example S.29 American Hanger!
 
 
SOLD!!!

 

PENNSYLVANIA STATE CURRENCY, EIGHTEEN PENCE ~ October 1st, 1773  
Approximately 2-3/4" x 3-3/4"
Revolutionary War!

$ 95.00  (CC-PA-18P)
 

 

RARE SET OF COLONIAL ERA BUTTONS, circa 1780
Large (approximately 1-1/4") copper buttons with hand stamped details.
You see one or two buttons routinely, but full sets of these are incredibly
hard to find. There are 22 in all.

$ 450.00

 

18th CENTURY SILVER HILTED HUNTING SWORD WITH SCABBARD
Circa 1760 hunting sword, likely European, with silver pommel, guard and scabbard throat, ivory handle and great
engraved hunting scenes on the blade.  One side of the guard is broken off and missing, and the tooled leather scabbard
has one crack, but is not separated.   Approximately 19" overall with a 14" blade
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SOLD!!!  
 

 

RARE UNCUT SHEET OF CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, September 27, 1778
An uncut sheet of eight notes authorized by the Continental Congress on September 27th, 1778.
In pristine condition, without folds or creases.  Included is the blue Counterfiet Detection Note for
the $5.00 of this issue.  In excellent condition and archivally framed to display both front and back!
The frame is approximately 11-3/4 X 19-1/2" overall.  
$ 3295.00  Reduced Price!   $ 2995.00    (H2)
 

 

MASSACHUSETTS-BAY STATE CURRENCY, EIGHT DOLLARS
May 5, 1780
 
Revolutionary War!

SOLD!!  (CC-MA-16)
 

COIN SILVER COLONIAL SHOE BUCKLES, Circa 1770
Approximately 2" X 1-3/4" unmarked shoe buckles with some decorative engraving.
These exhibit some wear from being buckled hundreds, if not thousands of times,
but are in nice overall condition and make a wonderful display.

SOLD!!!
 

 

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SET OF CUT STEEL BUTTONS. Set of 23 matching colonial buttons with finely engraved sprig design in center.  All shanks intact. 1-1/4" in diameter.   It's really hard to find a matching set of colonial buttons. $595.00

 

The following are pay tables from Connecticut, during the American Revolution.  We have several of some of these, and have tried to show one of each style.

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STATE OF CONNECTICUT PAY TABLE DATED 1783 . Nice printed document suitable for framing. 
$ 45.00

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STATE OF CONNECTICUT PAY TABLE DATED 1783  Counter signed by J. Huntington, Brig. General. Nice printed document suitable for framing.  $ 65.00

 

State Currency

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Issue of December, 1771
1 Pound
Creased down the center.
$ 195.00  CC-NC-01 
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Issue of December, 1771
30 Shillings
$ 250.00  CC-NC-02
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Issue of December, 1771
1 Pound
$ 195.00  CC-NC-03
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Issue of December, 1771
2 Pounds
$ 295.00  CC-NC-04
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Issue of December, 1771

5 Shillings
Tape reinforced on back.
$ 115.00  CC-NC-05