Antique weapons, paper ephemera and fine arts and crafts by Eric's Fabulous Finds Eric's Fabulous Finds
All Items : Art : Prints : Contemporary item #1133137
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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...
All Items : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1910 item #1063687
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This charming Native hand made clay Raven whistle was recovered in a dump near the Salish Indian Reserve in Sechelt B.C. The whistle appears to have been much used and probably dates from 1880 to 1910. Comes with a signed letter of provenance that accompanied the whistle when I acquired it in 1996.The Pender Harbour area was once the winter capital of the Coast Salish nation, specifically the Shishalh tribe...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1837 VR item #1189593
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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 : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #1063116
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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...
All Items : : Pre 1900 item #1067657
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This rare Inuit seal skin bird was made around 1890. It is a fine example of the sort of toy the Inuit of West Greenland handcrafted using skin scraps. Children learned from their mothers how to process skins and also made toy figurines of people and animals to play with.

Dimensions: 3 ½ inches high, 1 ¾ inches wide, weight ½ ounce. Please note that this item cannot be shipped to the USA.

All Items : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #1250385
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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 : Militaria : Pre 1800 item #1194593
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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 1900 item #1192254
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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...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #1192247
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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...
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