Antique weapons, paper ephemera and fine arts and crafts by Eric's Fabulous Finds Eric's Fabulous Finds
All Items : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1837 VR item #1063120
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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...
All Items : Miscellaneous : Geological item #1195363
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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 : Ethnic : Pre 1900 item #1102316
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Antique Brazilian plantation wine canteen, hand made pottery circa 1840. This canteen has a rich dark brown mottled glaze with lots of character. The back is unglazed and has a small peripheral chip. The side handles have a hole to insert a cord so that it can be worn on the shoulder (or hung on a wall). Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Size: 8.5 inches across, 1.5 inches deep, 2.75 inches from the back to the top of the neck. Weight: approximately 1 kilo, 168 grams...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #1190375
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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 1950 item #1187210
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This blackjack dates from the early to mid 1900's and is a small, easily-concealed weapon consisting of a leather-wrapped lead weight attached to the end of a leather-wrapped coil spring. The strap on the end opposite the weight wraps around the wrist.

It works by storing kinetic energy in the dense core when swung, this stored energy then spreads the impact over a larger surface area; the leather covering lessens the chance of lacerating the skin and the chance of breaking bones...

All Items : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #1067400
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British plain powder flask with copper enameled body with brass unscrew top, adjustable 3-setting charger (3.5, 4 and 4.5 graduated measures). Has a very unusual brass hinged pouring spout; single hanger ringlet on bottom of body. Unmarked, bag type body. The powder slide cover on the body of the flask opens and closes, but does not spring closed by itself. Nice patina, a couple of minor dings, but good overall condition. Tight seams with an old repair...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1800 item #1064063
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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 1900 item #1187106
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Leather cosh or sap. Used by police forces in Wales, England and North America as well as sheriffs and badmen alike. This beauty has been hand stitched and dates from the 1800's and has seen quite a bit of use. Most police departments switched to the wooden baton (Billie Club) around the mid 1900's

Length: 11 1/2 inches, Width: 2 1/4 inches across the top, Weight: 17 1/2 ounces (488 grams).

Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

All Items : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1900 item #1060857
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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...
All Items : Ethnic : Pre 1900 item #1068791
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This Indian skinning knife is a rare Cree artifact. It has a wooden handle and a hand forged blade that was probably made out of an old discarded file. An embroidered ribbon was attached to the knife to keep the tool handy as it was carried around. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Dimensions: blade 2 1/2 inches long, 2 3/4 inches wide, handle 3/4 inch wide, 3/4 inch deep. Overall length 5 1/4 inches. Weight 1 1/4 ounces.

All Items : Militaria : Pre 1800 item #1190383
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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.

This hand forge...

All Items : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #1063695
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This Gras t-bone bayonet was the last of the French sword type bayonets. It was manufactured from 1874 to about 1885 to fit the French Model 1874 "Gras" Infantry Rifle, a refinement of the Model 1866 Chassepot Infantry Rifle. This French bayonet is a Model 1874. It has a solid brass pommel with integral latching mechanism (push button/spring steel). The grips are wood. The crossguard is steel, usually "blued," with upper guard being the muzzle-ring, lower guard forming a hooked "blade-breaker" q...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #1192261
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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 : Militaria : Pre 1950 item #1187097
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These “nippers” were made in the U.S.A. by Harrington and Richardson about 1940. These are Model #126 and came in 2 sizes, this one being the longer one; the other was shorter by a couple of chain links. Weight 100 grams.

These flexible cuffs were called "Come-alongs" because once put around someone's wrist and closed, all it took was a slight twist of the wrist by the person in charge and no matter what size that prisoner was......they cam...

All Items : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1837 VR item #1063122
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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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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 #1192065
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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. Weighs 13.5 ounces

This knife-pistol is in excellent condition and in wo...

All Items : Militaria : Pre 1837 VR item #1194598
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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. It has the original ramrod.


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