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18th Century Wrought Iron Rushlight Candle Holder

This is a superb example of a mid to Late 18th/Early 19th Century Iron Rushlight (Circa 1770-1820). This is one of the finest and best examples of a table top rushlight we have seen. Rushlights served the essential purpose in Colonial America to hold a grease soaked piece of rush for lighting. This example not only holds rush, but the counter weight arm is outfitted with a finely made candle cup for additional lighting. The main vertical shaft is graceful and well-proportioned to the base. It is forged with a step molding where it transitions into the lower area of the jaws, which hold the rush. The jaws are as finely made as you could hope for, with this particular example having a Box Jaw design which is the most formal, sophisticated and precisely made style of the period, as well as being extremely rare on this type of forged iron light. The form and craftsmanship of the candle cup with its beaded top edge and perfectly formed drip cup are top quality. The tripod base, which is riveted to the main vertical shaft, has nicely tapered legs that transition into the formal penny feet. As a documentary piece of Colonial American Lighting, we find this to be an exciting and superior example. It survives in untouched, original condition. It exhibits great surfaces with wonderful patina, while also showcasing the best form and highest level of workmanship for the period. The light stands approximately 10 1/16" tall.

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Original Dutch trade beads 1600s

Original strand of Dutch trade beads,in great condition.Well traveled, these will make a Excellent addition to your accoutorments or collection.Greatly Appreciate everyone for taking the time to view this item Paypal gladly accepted,. $6.80 Priority Shipping Thank you

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Fullstock Kentucky Rifle

Beautiful curly maple, nice patchbox, 39.5" barrel.

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Southern Mountain Rifle - Stamped "S. Stout"

41 1/2" barrel, but otherwise fairly plain. Some cracks, small wood missing from upper barrel channel. Lockplate marked with an "H" and an arrow through it. Missing ramrod, buttplate loose, broken trigger. Looks like it was stocked in North Carolina, although S. Stout worked in Virginia.

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upper susquehanna

Roop smooth rifle, octagon to round 46" barrel, barrel was signed but can't read it now. patchbox is dated 1821. checkered wrist, engraved toe plate, five silver tear drop inlays each side, engraved side plate, four small engraved brass fish each hold the barrel pins, two large fish also engraved. silver engraved thumb plate, engraved eagle in medallion above cheek piece, brass edge on cheek piece, four pointed star, tryon philada marked lock. a few repairs on forestock but nicely done.

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Early American Betty Lamp

Offered is an Early American Hand-Forged Betty Lamp. All iron, it stands 5 1/4" tall and is 4 1/4" in length. This is a great intact original piece of early Americana ... still a little grease inside. I can take whatever photos you like to show it off better. Asking $145.00 (OBO) including shipping to lower 48.

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Original Jukes Coulson Fur Trade Dagger

This is an original Juke Coalson Fur Trade Era Dagger. It was recently acquired from a gentleman who said that it had belonged to his Grandfather. It is in excellent condition. It is approximately 13 inches long and the blade in 6 1/2 inches long. The handle is wooden, perhaps Mahogany. The pins are brass and pewter (or perhaps silver). The blade bears the Jukes Coulson Stamp. $5,000.00, serious offers will be considered. If you have any questions or would like to see other images let me know.

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Original .38 cal Plains rifle. maker Spies RJT# 3314-41 - $1,995.00

Model: Plains rifle Serial Number: none Year of Manufacture: Ca. approx. 1840 Caliber: .38 Action Type:Cap lock Markings: The top of the barrel is marked C. Bates Hammer and plate is engraved with scroll work and plate is marked "Spies" Barrel Length: 31 Inches Sights / Optics: Rear peep sight and globe front sight appear vintage to the gun. Stock Configuration & Condition: Perch belly very good plus Type of Finish: Grey patina Finish Originality: original Bore Condition: Very strong, clean and no pitting. Overall Condition: The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition. Mechanics: excellent Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None Our Assessment: A very nice plains rifle. Poured pewter nose cap. Stock has no chips cracks or breaks. Single trigger. Good wood to metal fit. Ready to shoot. Very minor external pitting near the nipple, the rest of the barrel is smooth. Overall length 47 inches. To see more and larger pictures go to and search 3314-41

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signed A.K., maker Andrew klinedinst York school. octagon to round smoothbore 47" barrel. basket weaving on wrist. two small repairs on forestock 16"sliver on upper left forestock and 2"sliver on right forestock. nice honey colored surface.

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Original Period Virginia Folding Pocket Knife

Recent rare find! An original period folding pocket knife from Virginia. The knife appears in all original, untouched condition and is in excellent shape. The knife handle appears to be bone with a warm rich color that is scribed with lines and is cross-hatched. All of the bone is in excellent shape with no cracks or chips seen anywhere. The brass parts have a zig zag pattern etched into them. The spring is very strong and tight. All pins are tight. Nothing loose on this knife at all. The blade measures approx. 3 and one quarter inches long with the overall knife being 7 and one quarter inches long. The workmanship is truly wonderful. This knife is very similar to the knife made by Brian Barker in the current issue of American Traditions Magazine. Shipping is $15 additional for the cont. US only please. Thank you for looking. More pictures available on request. Pay pal or a postal money order preferred. Pay pal please add 3%.

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