Antique weapons, paper ephemera and fine arts and crafts by Eric's Fabulous Finds Eric's Fabulous Finds
All Items : Miscellaneous : Geological item #1195363
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$12,500.00

Ammolite is the fossil shell of the Upper Cretaceous Ammonite, a squid-like marine animal. Ammonites lived about 70 to 75 million years ago, and were a favoured delicacy of the Mosasaur, a marine reptile. It would sink its teeth into the ammonite, the body would be devoured and the shell discarded and then fall to the sea bottom. Over millions of years the sediment would preserve the shell and this mineral-rich environment created iridescent greens, reds, yellows, rare blues and violets...

All Items : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #1190375
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$3800.00
This British made Tranter patent, single action revolver (serial #146) is a 32 cal. rim fire in the original fitted case with label still attached, comes with accessories and key. Functions well with lots of original bluing still visible.The barrel is 3 3/8 inches long and overall 8 inches long; the bore is good. Made by Jno. Lane, Tomstock Street, Leamington. This gun was a favourite of Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #1192065
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$3,500.00
This is an 1861 percussion knife-gun made in Sheffield England by Unwin Rogers. The 3 3/8 inch octagonal barrel is German silver and has English proof marks. The bore is about 32 cal. There is a folding trigger and 2 blades with maker's mark on both blades and comes with removable tweezer/ramrod. The scales are horn and in fine condition with no cracks. There is a cap box in the handle for storing extra caps and balls...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1800 item #1190383
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$2,850.00
This as a rare, British made boarding cutlass/lance c-1750. It has a rich warm brown patina and you can see the maker's name (W. Gilpin) stamped on the back. The grip is hollow so you can insert a long pole into it and then pin it into place through the hole in the handle. With this method it was used as a lance, ship to ship. When the pirate was finally able to board the other vessel, he just pulled the pin from the handle, dropped the pole and viola!.... he had a cutlass...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1800 item #1064063
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$2,500.00
This is a very rare Chinese Matchlock rifle from the early 1700's has an octagonal barrel with original parts and pistol style lock, wrapped with hammered copper. It is approximately .50 caliber. The copper wrapping is missing in some parts but the gun is in good condition for such a well-used weapon.

The matchlock is generally a very long rifle and it is considered to be the earliest ancestor of the modern hand held weapons...

All Items : Militaria : Pre 1837 VR item #1194598
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$2500.00
This Mutzig Model 1816 type conversion was manufactured in 1822 and converted from flintlock to percussion in 1829. The barrel is smooth bore, has a bayonet lug and is in very good condition and looks to be 70 caliber. There are various numbers and inspectors marks as well as the date 1829 stamped on the barrel and the tang is stamped 1822. Some of these firearms made their way to the U.S. and were used by Confederate troops during the American Civil War...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1800 item #1194593
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$2500.00

This beautifully carved Continental flintlock pistol is decorated with silver and silver wire inlay; the stock is Walnut. Made circa 1750, this pistol is unusual in that it has both carved and silver decorations. The ramrod is a replacement.

I always recommend checking with a qualified gunsmith before firing any antique firearm.

Comes with Professional Appraisal.

Because this pistol is an antique is does not have to be registered in Canada or the USA.

All Items : Militaria : Pre 1837 VR item #1189593
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$2000.00

Flintlock pistol by Jn. Mann & Sons of Glasgow Scotland made specifically to be used for trade with the Native Indians of North America.

Made circa 1820, It has a full stock of walnut with rope burn tiger striping with brass furniture. The lock is stamped "MANN", the barrel is stamped "Glasgow" and has three Birmingham proof marks that were in use beginning in 1813. The ramrod which appears original, looks like it might be a bit short and could have been shortened or replaced at one time...

All Items : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1837 VR item #1063120
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$1650.00
Indian metal trade spear point. Recovered on the coast of New England many years ago. The spear point was found in the woods sticking in a tree that had rotted and fallen down. You can see how deep it was imbedded in the wood as the tip is lighter in color than the rest of the metal. This item was recovered in the traditional hunting grounds of the Abenaki Indians and this prized possession was lost either during a hunting expedition or possibly during a skirmish with an enemy.

Comes...

All Items : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1837 VR item #1063122
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$1350.00
Native Indian metal trade knife marked " A B & C" on the tang. Bought from a collector in British Columbia, possibly Cree or Blackfoot

Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Length 11 ½ inches long, width 2 3/8 inches wide, weight 6 ounces.

All Items : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1900 item #1063666
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$1,295.00
Inuit hand carved, articulated wooden doll from West Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat in Inuit language). The dolls arms and legs are hinged with wooden pins and the clothing is made of hand made, with embroidered cotton, leather and sealskin. Dates from about 1890 to 1910. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Length 16 inches, width 4½ inches, depth 2½ inches, weight 9 ounces.
Please note that this item cannot be shipped to the USA.

All Items : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #1192261
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$850.00
This very unusual double barrel pin-fire muff or vest pocket pistol has a folding knife attached to the top of the barrels. The triggers pop into position when the hammer is cocked and can be fired one barrel at a time or both at once. Circa 1840, probably Belgian or French in origin. The barrels are 4 1/2 inches long and approx. 40 cal. Overall length is 9 inches, weight is 17.7 ounces, the blade is 3 3/4 inches long. In great working condition.

I always recommend checking with a quali...

All Items : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1900 item #1060857
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$850.00
A very fine Shamanic medicine container made by a Cree Medicine Man in the mid 1800's, complete with its original contents. The parfleche (deerskin rawhide) material was shaped with exquisite craftsmanship into a small circular box with a tightly fitting lid. The contents of the pouch are the original materials used for healing incantations and include twigs, bark, sap and what appears to be seeds. This authentic ethnographic treasure is in excellent condition and would be a wonderful addition t...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #1192247
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$850.00
This large size boot pistol with walnut grips doesn't have any markings, but from the style appears to be USA made. The under-hammer percussion pistols were popular because the triggers didn't get caught when withdrawing them from their hiding place in a gentleman's boot. Because of it's size and the thickness of the barrel this particular pistol may have been used in law enforcement. Aside from being able to shoot, it would have been a formidable weapon when used as a club. The barrel is about ...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #1192254
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$695.00
This mid- 1800's under-hammer percussion boot or muff pistol with walnut grips does not have any maker's mark, but by the style appears to have been made in the USA by Tiffany and Gibbs. The under-hammer was useful because the hammer didn't get snagged when removed from muff or boot. The barrel is 5 inches long and about 32 cal. overall length is 8 3/4 inches and it weighs 13.1 ounces. The bore has minor surface rust, but overall the pistol is in very good shape and in working condition.

I...

All Items : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #1250385
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$575.00

This is a rare Model 1853 Austro-Hungarian Pioneer Short Sword. You can tell this weapon was privately purchased by the lack of regimental markings and the fact that it has custom goat horn grips instead of the standard ones made of wood. In overall very good condition with minor period wear to the blade and scabbard and it has a nice natural patina.

Overall length is 24 1/4 inches long, the blade is 18 5/8 inches long

All Items : Art : Prints : Contemporary item #1133137
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$465.00
Limited edition giclee print on canvas by Canadian Mask Artist Francesca Profili created by her from a professional photograph of her original sculpture. This fine art print looks like an oil painting because it is made using museum grade canvas and archival inks. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. See details of the story of "Mystic Spiral" on the artist's website under Francesca-Profili.com or go to my links page to click on her website.

Approximate dimensions: 16.5 inches wi...

All Items : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #1063116
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$400.00
In 1818 Thomas Griffin Hiatt appears for the first time in the Wrightson Directory as a manufacturer of felon's irons and gate locks, they were located on Moor St. in Birmingham. A few years later Hiatt moved around the corner to #26 Masshouse Lane, where he is located in the next edition of the Wrightson's Birmingham directory as a manufacturer of felon's irons, gate locks, handcuffs, horse and dog collars. The Hiatt Company remained at the Masshouse Lane address until the building was destroye...
 
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