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COLLECTIONS Fresh to the Market. MORPHY AUCTIONS in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and Las Vegas, Nevada is the fastest growing auction house in the country. Founded by Dan Morphy in 1997, Morphy Auctions continues to set auction world records across all collecting categories. In December 2017, Morphy Auctions made the move to merge with the renowned auction company, James D. Julia, Inc. This merger positioned Morphy Auctions to become one of the largest antique auction houses in North America. With the combined following of buyers, Morphy Auctions attracts buyers worldwide.

We employ the most talented and knowledgeable experts in the industry. We pride ourselves on having the best expert for each collecting category we specialize in. Our team of experts are available to assess your collection and oversee your consignment throughout the consignment process.

OUR PURPOSE IS TO DELIGHT COLLECTORS WORLDWIDE BY PROVIDING THE BEST OVERALL BUYING AND SELLING EXPERIENCE. WE ACCOMPLISH THIS BY: • Fresh to the market collections • Chosen and described by the best experts • Managed by the best team with Integrity

CONSIGNMENT Once the valuation process is over and you would like to consign your item(s) to Morphy Auctions, a Morphy Auctions Representative will contact you. At this point, your Morphy Representative will coordinate all of the details of your consignments and logistics (consignment rate, special clauses, auction date, etc.) The Morphy Representative will finalize the contract with you and arrange for shipment or pick-up of your items.

INVENTORY, INSURANCE & STORAGE From the time your items are in our possession, they will be fully insured for the amount of the low pre-sale estimate until they transfer to the buyer who purchased the item at auction. After we receive your consigned items, our consignment team will tag and inventory each item. Our state-of-the-art process ensures that each of your items is properly documented and stored prior to the items being displayed. Our system also allows us to make sure the correct expert inspects, describes and estimates your items. Prior to your items being displayed, Morphy Auctions will store them in our museum-grade storage facilities. Morphy Auctions has advanced security systems in place to keep your items safe and secure.

DESCRIPTIONS, ESTIMATES & PHOTOGRAPHY We employ the foremost experts in the industry to provide unbiased descriptions and estimates for your auction consignments. For highly specialized, niche categories, we have a bank of experts that we bring in to ensure accurate and trustworthy descriptions. We consider all of our experts to have the greatest knowledge and best reputations within their given field.

Our full time on-site photographers will take multiple photographs of each of your items, accurately representing your pieces. Approximately 7 weeks prior to the auction date, a member of our consignment team will provide a report of your consigned items that includes the expert’s description, estimates, and photos. It is at this time, that you can review all of the descriptions and estimates and discuss any changes you would like with a member of our consignment team.

DISPLAY In addition to your items being available to view online, they will also be displayed in our gallery for several weeks prior to the auction date. Our display coordinator carefully displays each of your items so it is represented properly and is accessible for previewing. Morphy displays all of your auction pieces in museum-quality glass display cases or locked gallery preview rooms, protected by full-time camera surveillance and only handled by Morphy Representatives.

SELLING AT AUCTION On the designated auction date, we will hold a live auction of all items in that sale. For buyers who cannot attend our live auction, we offer multiple other ways to bid including telephone bidding, absentee bids, and online/internet bidding.

CONSIGNOR PAYOUT Morphy Auctions prides itself in prompt payout to our consignors. Payments are made within 45 days of each auction.


Terms & Conditions We advise all bidders to read the Terms and Conditions of the Sale before bidding with Dan Morphy Auctions LLC and/or its affiliates Morphy Firearms LLC, and Morphy Auctions, Las Vegas collectively referred to below as MORPHY’S. Those who bid are bound by those Terms and Conditions of the Sale, as amended by any oral announcement or posted notices, which together form the contract of the sale between the successful bidder (purchaser), MORPHY’S and the seller (consignor) of the lot.


When bidding on any lot offered by MORPHY’S, the bidder indicates acceptance of the following Terms of Sale. Any participation in the auction binds you to agreement of these terms whether or not you read or understand said terms.


MORPHY’S makes every effort to accurately describe all items offered in its sales, however all items for sale are “as is,” and it is the bidder’s responsibility (present or absentee bidders) to determine the exact condition of each item. MORPHY’S will not be held responsible for typographical errors. Neither we nor the consignor, make any guarantees, warranties, or representation, expressed or implied, in regard to the property or the correctness of the catalog or other description of the authenticity of authorship, physical condition, size, quality, rarity, importance, provenance, exhibition, literature or historic relevance of the property or otherwise. No statement anywhere whether oral or written, shall be deemed such a guarantee, warranty or representation. Prospective bidders should inspect the property before bidding to determine its condition, size and whether or not it has been restored. It is the bidder’s responsibility to initiate contact with MORPHY’S in request for additional information regarding the items. Submit all questions regarding upcoming auction items at least 48 hours prior to the date of auction. We will make every effort to answer all submitted questions in a timely manner. However, we cannot guarantee that questions submitted within 48 hours of the auction date will be answered prior to the auction. The consigner and we make no representation or warranty as to whether the purchaser acquires any reproduction rights in the property. Returns will not be accepted under any circumstances. All items will be available for preview approximately one (1) month prior to the auction. All items are sold for display purpose. If electrical, mechanical, or other working parts are inoperable, even if working at the time of sale, we are not liable due to the inherent nature of the age of these antiques and items. Submit all questions regarding upcoming auction items at least 48 hours prior to the date of auction. We will make every effort to answer all submitted questions in a timely manner. However, we cannot guarantee that questions submitted within 48 hours of the auction date will be answered prior to the auction. AUTOMOBILES – These terms do NOT apply to our automobile auctions. To view the terms and conditions for our Automobile Auctions, please go to: FIREARMS – These terms do NOT apply to our firearms auctions. To view the terms and conditions for our Firearms Auctions, please go to:

GAMING DEVICES - MORPHY’S may hold these items for up to 5 business days to allow state agencies to verify the purchaser’s information. All auction participants are urged to check the legality of possession in and/or shipment of gaming devices to their state of residence. Ownership of gaming devices is prohibited in these states: Alabama, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nebraska, South Carolina, and Tennessee. If you become a high bidder on a gaming item, and you are from one of the prohibited states as listed here: • You must pay for your item, • You will not be able to take possession of the item (MORPHY’S cannot ship it to you or allow pickup), • MORPHY’S will consign the item in your name to the next appropriate auction. If you do not pay for the item in full, MORPHY’S will block you from participating in future auctions. Any gaming device purchased at the auction shall be used for the purpose of display or social entertainment within the private home or residence of the buyer, and such devices shall not, in any event or manner, be exposed to the public for the purpose of gambling or be resold in the state of Nevada without a gaming distribution license. Proof of residence/ID is required for purchase of gaming devices. FIREWORKS – MORPHY’S can only ship Class 1 Division 1.4 and 1.6 Explosives (as described in the following website: http:// per the 49CFR 173.50 and can only ship these via FedEx. All items not shippable must be picked up by the buyer. SPORTS COLLECTIBLES • Return Considerations o MORPHY’s is not responsible for a third party grading company agreeing or disagreeing with our assessment, and we cannot issue refunds or credits if cards do not receive a numerical grade or the exact grade that we describe. MORPHY’s strongly recommends that you personally evaluate any items that you are bidding on, and make your own determination about its grade. MORPHY’S offers no guarantee of grade for uncertified items sold and subsequently submitted to a third-party grading service. o Cards sold referencing a third-party grading service are sold “as is” without any express or implied warranty. Certain warranties may be available from the grading services, and the Bidder is referred to them for further details: Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA), Sportscard Guaranty LLC (SGC), Global Authentics LLC, Beckett Grading Services (BGS), JO Sports, Inc. o MORPHY’S will not accept return of certified items due to possible differences of opinion with respect to the grade offered by any third-party organization, dealer, or service. Grading does not qualify for return evaluation, nor do such complaints constitute a basis to challenge the authenticity of a lot. o MORPHY’s shall not be liable for any patent or latent defect or controversy pertaining to or arising from any encapsulated collectible. In any such instance, purchaser’s remedy, if any, shall be solely against the service certifying the collectible. o Under extremely limited circumstances related solely to authenticity, such as a highly significant cataloging error, a purchaser, who did not bid from the floor, may request MORPHY’S to evaluate voiding a sale. (continued...)


Terms & Conditions o Lots returned must be completely intact in their original form and undamaged holder, or there will be no credit. Certifications are void and returns are not accepted for any cards removed from their third-party grading holder. o All elements of the MORPHY’S POST-SALE RETURN POLICY apply. There are absolutely no exceptions to this policy. • On any lot presented with a Letter of Authenticity (“LOA”) issued by MORPHY’S o The bidder shall solely rely upon the warranties of the authentication provider issuing the Letter or opinion, or on the warranties of the authentication provider of the bidder’s choice. o Warranty inures only to the original purchaser. Purchaser may not transfer the rights afforded under the LOA, and it is null and void when Purchaser transfers or attempts to transfer the lot. o The LOA warranty is valid from date of the auction in which Purchaser was awarded the lot to four (4) years after its purchase. o The LOA warranty is valid as to its attribution to the person or entity described or to the lot’s usage, e.g. game worn. o Claim procedure: o Purchaser must contact MORPHY’S within the warranty period, prior to submission of the lot as to his intent to make a claim, receive prior approval, and arrange secure shipment. o Purchaser must present with the claim, authoritative written evidence that the lot is not authentic as determined by a known expert in the sports field. o If MORPHY’S concurs that the lot is not as represented, Purchaser shall be refunded their purchase price. o If the MORPHY’s denies the claim, the Purchaser agrees to the AGREEMENT REGARDING GOVERNING LAW, VENUE, AND LEGAL RIGHTS noted herein. o The LOA does not provide for incidental or consequential damages or other indirect damages. Any lot sold with a certificate of authenticity or other warranty from an entity other than Auctioneer or MORPHY’S affiliates is subject to such issuing entity’s rules and such conditions are the sole remedy afforded to purchaser. • In the event MORPHY’s cannot deliver the lot, or subsequently it is established that the lot lacks title, provenance, or authenticity, MORPHY’s liability shall be limited to voiding of the sale and refund of purchase price. In no case shall MORPHY’s liability exceed the winning bid on that lot, which bid shall be deemed for all purposes the value of the lot. After one year has elapsed, MORPHY’S maximum liability shall be limited to any buyer’s premium earned on that lot. • Due to changing grading standards over time, differing interpretations, and to possible mishandling of items by subsequent owners, MORPHY’S reserves the right to grade items differently than shown on certificates from any grading service that accompany the items. MORPHY’S also reserves the right to grade items differently than the grades shown in the prior catalog should such items be reconsigned to any future auction. • There is a subjectivity to grading, especially the grading of cards. Every effort is made to verify the condition of each lot as it is described. MORPHY’S accepts items for auction after careful scrutiny by not only ourselves, but, when necessary, by other leading authenticators. We cannot guarantee that every card described by us will in all cases receive exactly the same grade, or even be accepted for grading, from any third-party grading service. Similarly, we cannot guarantee that every card graded by one third-party grading service will in all cases receive exactly the same grade by another third-party grading service. Occasionally a lot description will include the words “we have submitted,” which is intended to be taken literally and give bidders great confidence that MORPHY’S has not “done anything” to the cards to alter or otherwise improve their appearance and

ultimate grade. No warranty, whether expressed or implied, is made with respect to any grade, condition, or other adjectival descriptions, which can and do vary, even among experts. • Large Autograph Group Disclaimer: When dealing with a single individual auction lot containing many items, these lots are offered with the explicit understanding that it is possible that there may be a small percentage which are not authentic. When authenticating large lots, such as a collection of 6,000+ signed 3 x 5 cards, or a set of 700+ signed baseball cards, great care has been taken in the authentication process, with all the greater attention focused on any items representing a concentration of value. It is always possible that on rare occasions a secretarial or stamped signature could be missed here or there. Without this disclaimer, as a practical matter, it would not be possible for MORPY’S to offer such lots at all. All bidders bidding on such lots do so with this understanding. • Abbreviation/Definition/Condition Key: PR — Poor, GD — Good, VG — Very Good, EX — Excellent, NM — Near Mint, MT — Mint. NOTE: If an item has a multiple grade such as VG-EX, then that item falls somewhere in between those two conditions. GOODS MADE FROM OR CONTAINING MATERIALS FROM PROTECTED SPECIES - MORPHY’S does not accept any responsibility or liability for the sale of items containing materials from protected species or for any omission in marking or labeling goods as containing materials from protected species. Such material includes, but is not limited to, ivory from elephants and walruses, tortoise shell, crocodile skin, whalebone, rhinoceros horn, some species of coral and certain woods. Restrictions on the importation, exportation, sale, transfer, and/or possession of goods containing materials from protected species derive from international, federal, and state laws and regulations promulgated thereunder. Laws include, but are not limited to, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES), the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Marine Mammals Protection Act (MMPA). States currently restricting trade of protected species include, but are not limited to, California, New York and New Jersey. Prospective purchasers are on notice that several countries completely prohibit importation of property made, all or in part, of protected materials. Some countries require special permits, such as a CITES permit, from the relevant regulating authority in the countries of exportation and importation as well. Potential purchasers intending to import the property into another country should be familiar with the relevant customs laws and regulations prior to bidding on goods containing material from protected species. Regulations may vary as the U.S. generally prohibits importation of articles containing material(s) from species it has designated endangered or threatened if the articles are less than 100 years old, subject to certain exceptions. It shall be the potential purchaser’s sole responsibility to research and satisfy the requirements of any laws and regulations that apply to the import and export of property as described in the aforementioned paragraphs. All purchasers agree to comply with any and all domestic and international restrictions on the trade of protected species as a condition of the sale. Please note that the ability to obtain an export license or certificate does not ensure the ability to obtain an import license or certificate in another country, and vice versa. It is the purchaser’s responsibility to obtain any export or import licenses and/or certificates as well as any other required documentation. MORPHY’S is not able to assist the purchaser in attempting to obtain the appropriate licenses and/or certificates, and there is no assurance (continued...)


Terms & Conditions that an export license or certificate can be obtained. The inability or delay in obtaining permits, licenses or other permissions to import or export goods containing material from protected species will not constitute a basis for rescission or cancellation of the sale of said goods or the delay in payment of purchased items in accordance with these Bidder Terms and Conditions. JEWELRY AND WATCHES • Jewelry Descriptions and Condition Reports: Lots being offered are sold as-is on the day of sale. Condition reports, either written or verbal, are provided as a courtesy only, and are not to be taken as fact or guarantees of condition or quality of the lots. All information provided is the opinion of the specialist at MORPHY’S, including but not limited to weights, grades, color, and clarity. All gemstones and diamonds are measured and graded in their setting unless stated otherwise. All weights and grades are approximate. Buyers wishing to have a grading or gemological report from an independent, internationally recognized laboratory, such as the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) or the American Gemological Laboratories (AGL), may request one at their own expense or hire an independent adviser of their choosing. • Watch Descriptions and Condition Reports: The physical characteristics, timing accuracy or functionality of timepieces cannot be guaranteed, and all items are sold as-is. o Any condition statement reflects the condition of the watch on the date of the report. Condition can change from the time of the report to the day of sale. o Photographs are for identification purposes only. Buyers may not use them as precise indications of size or condition. o The origin or authenticity of all components cannot be guaranteed. o Watches with waterproof or water-resistant cases – MORPHY’S may open cases to develop descriptions, and cannot guarantee that any watch is waterproof or water-resistant at the time of purchase. MORPHY’S recommends that the buyer have a professional watchmaker evaluate the watch at buyer’s expense. o Buyers must be aware that watches may need general service, change of battery, or further repair work for which the buyer is solely responsible. o Dials - All watches have the possibility that after their original date of manufacture they received reconditioning or replacement of dials or elements of the dial such as but not limited to standard or luminescent hour markers, hands, script, date or measurement indices, lacquer, and finish. Buyer is solely responsible for determining and understanding such condition issues. • The lack of a condition report does not imply that the item or lot is free from imperfections, defects or wear and tear of the aging process. This includes but is not limited to: deficient stones, needed repair or defects. • It is common and generally accepted in the jewelry industry that some diamonds and most gemstones have been enhanced with various treatments to improve their overall appearance. o These treatments include but are not limited to: heating, dying, oiling, laser drilling, HTHP, wax, bleaching, irradiation, resin or polymer impregnation and various other techniques. o Unless stated in the title, it is assumed that one or more treatments have been performed to the stones. While many treatments are considered permanent, this cannot be guaranteed. o Please note that many treatments cannot be determined without sophisticated laboratory testing. Due to the various laboratories and developing scientific methods for testing, not all reports or certificates will have the same results for treatment type, extent of treatment and stability of treatment.

o MORPHY’S makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, as to whether natural stones have been treated or enhanced, whether specifically referenced or not. • Laboratory reports may accompany some lots o If a lot is accompanied by certificates or reports from internationally recognized and accepted gemological laboratories, it will be noted in the description. o Copies will be available upon request, with the original going to the successful bidder. o The reports cannot be guaranteed and are provided for informational purposes only. Results on reports may differ from laboratory to laboratory. o MORPHY’S accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, terms or information contained in such certificates or reports. Grading Scale: Near Mint Plus 97% - 100% Near Mint 90% - 96% Excellent 80% - 89% Very Good 70% - 79% Good Below 70%


The auctioneer will determine the highest bidder. The auctioneer alone has the right to reopen the bidding of an item if deemed necessary due to a dispute. If there is a tie bid between the floor and Internet or absentee bid, the floor bid takes precedence. MORPHY’S and its representatives reserve the right to remove those attendees who impede preview and/or the auction. Title to all merchandise shall pass to the highest bidder at the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer. The buyer will then assume all risk and full responsibility of the lot purchased once ownership has changed. We recommend that you arrange insurance for your items immediately upon becoming the highest bidder. MORPHY’S is not responsible for any errors in bids, omissions of bids, or failure to execute bids and shall have no liability to any bidder for any technical or other failure associated with the internet, absentee bidding, or telephone bidding. • ABSENTEE BIDDING - MORPHY’S will accept absentee bids if pre-authorized by mail, fax or through www.morphyauctions. com online. Absentee bidders must use the absentee bid form and clearly mark the lot number, title and maximum bid amount. Absentee bidding forms may be accessed online at www. If there are two (2) identical bids placed on the same item, priority will be given to the first bid received. All bids must be left in increments as explained on our bid form. If a bid is “out of increment,” the auctioneer has the right to round the bid up to the next correct increment. Bidders may preview, register and place bids online through our website, www. Absentee and online bids placed through will be auto charged to the credit card entered 48 hours after the end of the sale. If you wish to pay by another method please contact us within 48 hours after the sale. Seller(s) agree to allow the Auctioneer to accept and execute absentee bids in a competitive manner for potential buyers and under the MORPHY’S absentee bidding terms and conditions. During the live sale, the auctioneer will execute your absentee bid competitively up to the maximum amount you have indicated. • ONLINE BIDDING - Online bidding through www.morphyauctions. com, Live Auctioneers, Invaluable, Proxibid, or other bidding platforms may be available; all Terms and Conditions still apply. A surcharge will be added for third party online platforms. Refer to your bidding platform of choice for the final buyer’s premium. If there is a tie bid between the internet bidding venues and the (continued...)


Terms & Conditions floor, the floor bid takes precedence. If a credit card has been provided to one of the online bidding platforms, MORPHY’S reserves the right to use and charge the credit card if the winning bidder has not paid via another method by the 7 day term in Payment Terms below. Due to our fast paced auctions and bids coming from floor bidders, phone bidders, internet bidders and absentee bids, the auctioneer has the final word on all item(s) sold. You (the bidder) assume the risk of winning an item online and not having the item actually sell to you. This is due to the final call of the auctioneer and the operator not being able to re-open that lot. Online bidders are responsible for accidental bidding as if they bid normally. • BID RESULTS – MORPHY’S will only contact successful bidders. Please allow 24-48 hours post auction to receive your official invoice from MORPHY’S. The invoice will include item, hammer price, premium, packing and handling, shipping, insurance, and any other charges that apply. Please hold phone inquiries regarding bid success until after receiving your invoice. For verifications, MORPHY’S cannot provide winning bid information until the second business day after the auction. MORPHY’S will not provide bidder information to any outside sources. • TELEPHONE BIDDING - Requests for phone lines must be received at least three (3) days prior to the auction date. MORPHY’S cannot guarantee phone lines but will make every attempt to accommodate those who wish to participate through that method. Phone lines are provided on a first come first served basis. Please visit or call 717-335-3435 to request a call from our representatives during the live auction.


Bid increments listed are a general guideline. Actual increments are at the auctioneer’s discretion. If a lot does not receive a bid of 50% of the low estimate, the lot will be passed by the auctioneer. $0 - $500…................$25 $500 - $1,000….........$50 $1,000 - $2,000…......$100 $2,000 - $5,000…......$250 $5,000 - $10,000....…$500 $10,000 +…............... Auctioneer’s discretion


The majority of our items are unreserved, but occasionally items may carry a moderate reserve. Please note that when a lot carries a reserve, the reserve is usually somewhere below our low estimate. In the case of a reserved item, the seller has authorized the auctioneer to bid on their behalf until the reserve price is reached.


A 23% buyer’s premium will be added to all successful bids and is payable by the purchaser as part of the total purchase cost. If payment by cash, check, money order or wire transfer is made within 7 days of the invoice a 3% discount may be taken on the Hammer price by the buyer. DISCOUNT IS ONLY AVAILABLE IF INVOICE IS PAID WITHIN 7 DAYS from the sale date. Split payments are subject to a 23% buyer’s premium if a credit card is used as any form of total payment. A surcharge will be added for any third party online bidding platform that the bidder utilizes. Refer to your bidding platform of choice for the final buyer’s premium.


Lots delivered to you, or your representative are subject to all applicable state and local taxes, unless appropriate permits are on file with MORPHY’S. Bidder agrees to pay MORPHY’S the actual amount of tax due in the event that sales tax is not properly collected due to: 1) an expired, inaccurate, or inappropriate tax certificate or declaration, 2) an incorrect interpretation of the applicable statute, 3) or any other reason. The appropriate form or certificate must be on file at and verified by MORPHY’S five days prior to Auction, or tax must be paid; only if such form or certificate is received by MORPHY’S within 4 days after the Auction can a refund of tax paid be made. Lots from different auctions may not be aggregated for sales tax purposes.


Any invoice totaling more than $100,000 and all watch sales must be paid within three (3) days. All other merchandise must be paid in full within seven (7) days of the date of the invoice. If payment by cash, check, money order or wire transfer is made within 7 days of the invoice, a 3% discount on the Hammer price may be taken by the buyer. DISCOUNT IS ONLY AVAILABLE IF INVOICE IS PAID WITHIN 7 DAYS from the invoice date. No discount is permitted on split payments where a credit card is used as any form of total payment. Payments can be made by going to your account online at www., call 877-968-8880 or mail payment to: Dan Morphy Auctions LLC 2000 N Reading Rd, Denver, PA 17517. Interest will be charged on all balances not paid at the rate of 1-1/2% monthly (18% APR) effective 30 days from the invoice date. All goods not retrieved by Buyer within 120 days after the invoice date, shall be subject to a storage fee of $50 per item per month. Absentee bids placed through will be auto charged to the credit card entered 48 hours after the end of the sale. If you wish to pay by another method please contact us within 48 hours after the sale. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, personal checks, certified checks, wire transfers, money orders, and cash. • Jewelry, Watches, Coin and Currency Auctions – We accept cash, wire transfer, check, certified checks and money orders only. No credit cards. • CREDIT CARD - We will not accept credit card payment for any jewelry, watch, coin or currency auction purchases. For first time buyers and credit card charges greater than $2,500 buyers must complete the bottom portion of the invoice and must specifically sign the acknowledgement of our terms of sale before we will accept payment via credit card. We do offer the convenience of paying automatically by credit card. If you wish have your card automatically charged for all purchases please complete our “Authorization for Automatic Credit Card Use.” We have this form available online or upon request. Split payments are subject to a 23% buyer’s premium if a credit card is used as any form of total payment. • CHECK - There will be a $30 service charge for returned checks. Make checks payable to: Dan Morphy Auctions LLC. MORPHY’S reserves the right to hold items paid for by personal or company check until said check clears (14 days). MORPHY’S has the right to hold all checks over $2,000. Customers who have an established successful buying history with MORPHY’S may be exempt from this. We will accept a personal or company check >$2,000 and/or from a first time buyer if you provide a Bank Letter of Credit, available on our website, (continued...)


Terms & Conditions • WIRE TRANSFERS – There will be a $30 charge added to all wire transfers less than $2,000. Please add this amount to your invoice total before sending a wire transfer. In the few situations where a successful bidder does not remit payment when due, MORPHY’S will proceed with the legal steps necessary to protect its interests and will block the bidder from future auction participation.


• It is the bidder’s responsibility to take shipping, handling, and insurance costs into consideration when bidding on items. • BIDDERS PRESENT AND TAKING ITEMS AFTER AUCTION – Since item liability transfers upon a successful bid, items paid for must be packed, transported and/or removed by the purchaser at his/ her own risk after the close of the sale. We recommend that you arrange insurance for your items immediately upon becoming the highest bidder. If any employee or agent of MORPHY’S shall pack or transport the merchandise, it is fully at the risk and responsibility and expense of the purchaser. MORPHY’S shall not be held liable for any loss or damage that may be caused by the said agent or employee. • ITEMS NOT PICKED UP THE DAY OF THE SALE – Packaging, shipping, and insurance on all items to locations that can accept shipments will be made available as an added courtesy and at an additional cost. We recommend that you arrange insurance for your items immediately upon becoming the highest bidder. All applicable charges will be applied to the invoice. Shipping will be based on actual costs via FedEx, USPS, or other carriers required based upon the contents of the shipment. Packaging and insurance will vary in cost depending on the items on each invoice. All packages will be shipped with insurance. Standard items packed internally by MORPHY’s will ship seven to fourteen (7-14) business days after payment is received. Oversize and breakable items, which will appear on a separate line of the invoice, will ship based upon a date our shipper partner will provide to the purchaser after payment and pickup of the items. MORPHY’s cannot combine standard item shipments with oversize and breakable item shipments. Again, if any employee or agent of MORPHY’S shall pack or transport the merchandise, it is fully at the risk and responsibility and expense of the purchaser. MORPHY’S shall not be held liable for any loss or damage that may be caused by the said agent or employee. • SHIPPING TERMS - MORPHY’S will ship all items to the buyer at the listed address via FedEx or other carriers, FOB Denver, Pennsylvania or FOB Las Vegas, NV or FOB other auction locations. Any risk of loss or damage to the item(s) during transit via FedEx, or any other carrier, in excess of the insurance provided by or purchased from MORPHY’S, is at the risk of the buyer. Any additional insurance coverage should be purchased by the buyer through the carrier. Buyer releases MORPHY’s from any and all claims for loss or damage to any item during transit and agrees to pay all costs of defense, including attorney’s fees, for any claims brought against MORPHY’S for loss or damage occurring during transit. • INSURANCE - Shipping insurance is automatically added up to $1,000 for every package. If your package is valued at >$10,000 we will also automatically add “Additional Insurance”, which you can decline by contacting us. If you wish to arrange for “Additional Insurance” for packages valued between $1,000 and $10,000 please contact us prior to payment and we can quote this additional insurance amount for you. Oversize and breakable items shipments include full insurance. Insurance for all 3rd party shipments must be arranged through that carrier. Insurance

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 Wednesday Session | Auction Starts at 10:00am LOTS: 1 - 208 Items Now on Preview: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm Auction Day Preview Begins at 8:00am




Arms & Armour Specialist

David R. Geiger

Arms & Armour Specialist

James Kochan

Manuscripts Consulting Specialist Special thank you to Steve Kunkle and Joseph Musso for your dedicated research and assistance.

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I began my collecting of antique weapons at the age of seven (1941) when a family friend gifted me a musket (USM 1842 Springfield) carried by her ancestor in the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848. Very shortly after this I purchased a group of fifteen 19th century military weapons, firearms and edged weapons, from a client of our family’s insurance salesman; the price was $25.00. I cut lawns to repay my father, he having paid the seller. A brief glimpse into some of my experiences throughout the ensuing years in authenticating and appraising weapons and related militaria of the 18 th and 19 th centuries shows that I was instrumental in building the notable collection of colonial and Revolutionary War arms and accoutrements of the Valley Forge Historical Society at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Seventy five percent of their original military collection was acquired through me over a period of some twenty-five years; 1958 through the early 1980’s. In 1967 I appraised all of the antique ·weapons (only) at the Stembridge Arsenal then located on the Paramount Pictures lot in Hollywood, California. Stembridge, founded in 1924, rented firearms ONLY to theatrical and motion picture companies, having in their armory approximately seven thousand pieces of every conceivable type, shape and form. After sixty-seven years in their unusual business the unrivaled collection was dispersed in 1991. Much of the antique material, then having significant motion picture history, was acquired by the late Robert Peterson, founder of Peterson Publishing of Beverly Hills, California, whose desire was to create a public museum in the confines of the fabled city. He had already gifted that city his world famous antique automobile collection accompanied by its exhibition facility and an endowment to maintain it. However, the Beverly Hills city fathers were concerned about “political correctness” in displaying firearms-even those used by such silver screen icons as William S. Hart, Tom Mix, John Wayne, Gary Cooper, James Stewart, Charlton Heston and Steve McQueen, to name but a few. Shortly after the would-be donor’s death the collection was turned over by his estate executors to a leading antique arms dealer and auctioneer, John R. Gangel of Orange, California to be sold. Mr Gangel and I being long-time friends and associates, he was aware of my familiarity with the historic Stembridge Collection and requested my assistance in writing the informative, fully illustrated catalogue. The sale took place on July 2007, attended by a legion of gun collectors and movie memorabilia buffs. There were some staggering prices realized. Also in very recent times I assisted Mr. Gangel in cataloguing the renowned collection of the late, pioneer antique arms authority and author, John Sanderson duMont of Hancock, New Hampshire. The auction held in California on the 22nd & 23r d of January, 2008, was enthusiastically attended and many sales records were set. To digress for a moment ...... InJanuary of 1970, when the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in Culver City, California disposed of their hundreds of thousands of props and costumes to the David Weisz Auction Company of Beverly Hills, Cali­fornia, I was approached by the latter to write the catalogue for the Studio’s arsenal of seven hundred firearms and then arrange them in displays on one of the gigantic sound stages in preparation for the forthcoming public auction. This land­mark extravaganza, held all over Metro’s five lots, ran almost daily, day and night, from the following April through the end of July. I appraised for the Fort Ticonderoga Association a collection of fifty-one 18th century weapons the bequest of Grafton H. & Barbara W. Cook, October, 2009 Through the years I have appraised and catalogued many private collections as well as being an active dealer in antique weapons, with 18th century military, Kentucky Rifles, and engraved American powder horns my specialty. These interests continue at this writing. Walter O’Connor

WALTER J. O’CONNOR If you were to search for the definition of “collector” in Webster’s dictionary many of us would expect to

find the words Walter J. O’Connor. No doubt Walter was a collector. This catalog, which comprehensively describes his treasures, will provide a lasting memorial to a man who was much more than a collector. Those of us who were fortunate enough to have known, Walter, understand that he approached every phase of life with passion and with an unwavering conviction. Walter loved history and the historical artifacts that remain with us to study and share. Sharing was a part of his life. He would study a friend’s artifact as diligently as he would his own. We all knew that he received as much enjoyment from sharing information about our item as he did from the research of an item of his own. He was kind and generous and always a gentleman. With the passing of Walter, there is a void among collectors that cannot be filled. Not only did we lose a friend, we lost more than seven decades of knowledge and experience that was instantly available from a man who had tremendous recall and a desire to educate others. The day of Walter’s passing I saw a bewildering heart breaking level of concern from a close group of his friends. I recall in those early hours his friends; Gary Milan, Ed Louer, Charlie Kaufmann, Keith Collis, Charlie Thayer, Larry Reed, Tom Bucher, Alan Gutchess, Robert Burnes, Giles Cromwell, Leslie Hill, Carl Brady, David Geiger, David Geiger, Jr., myself and others were in disbelief that a man with whom we had each spent untold hours talking about history and historical items was no longer with us. While we all mourned Walter’s death, the question soon became what will we do? The answer was simple. It was as if Walter had spoken. We realized that he had shared his knowledge with us and inspired us to research and study. Now it was up to us to put that knowledge to work in Walter’s memory.

As you view the catalogs of Walter’s collection you will be reviewing items from a collection that was born when a young boy from Pennsylvania first visited a flea market with his mother. These are artifacts from a personal journey of more than 70 years of collecting. His journey included a passion to study the 18th and 19th century American wars, his favorite patriot - Robert Rogers and the Roger’s Rangers - and very fine engraved powder horns. He also loved a very important time in American filmmaking that was dedicated to portraying iconic times in America with films such as Gone with the Wind, Northwest Passage, Across the Wide Missouri, and his favorite, Unconquered. Walter matched his study with the collection of important historical artifacts, historical documents, and movie memorabilia. It is fitting that his collection will be made available to his fellow collectors. Margie once asked him if she could buy his beaded musket for Gordon’s collection. His reply was simple to his dear friend, “yes, when I die!” Then he added, “you can keep it a while”. That was the Walter we knew, always willing to share. Now his wish is coming true, everyone will have an equal opportunity to own a little something from the Walter J. O’Connor Collection. Margie and Gordon Barlow Swoope, VA. (Walter’s home away from home)


O’Connor influenced and encouraged my passion for collecting items with historic value. I first met Walter when I was very young at the Pennsylvania Antique Gun Collector’s Association show at the Sunnybrook Ballroom in Pottstown, PA. He was eager to educate me and allow me to handle the wonderful historic objects he was selling. Shortly after learning from him, I purchased one of Walter’s pistols. My father told me to document that I bought it from Walter, as provenance associated with him would add value to the item. In 2015, upon my return to Pennsylvania from San Francisco, Walter contacted me and told me that Morphy Auctions needed an early arms specialist and encouraged me to look into the position. He also recommended me to one of their firearms specialists, Dave Bushing. Dave confirmed that an endorsement from Walter was an extremely high honor because of his discriminating eye and impeccable reputation in the collecting world. Soon, I had found that Morphy Auctions was a perfect fit for me. On my first day, Walter drove to Denver, Pennsylvania to meet me for lunch. His presence in the area and commitment to help me with anything that I needed quickly gave me an unparalleled level of comfort at my new position. Walter frequently came to the office to show me spectacular items of great historic importance and to authenticate any powder horns or items that I was skeptical of, or just to visit and talk. Many times, he provided me with a great deal of information or provenance about an important item that was being offered at Morphy Auctions. Walter was a wealth of knowledge, as he remembered everything that he had ever seen, published or sold at auction. He often assisted me with cataloging and assured me that I was accurate with my descriptions. More than his help, I enjoyed his friendship and the many times that we shared at the Park Place Diner, one of his favorite places in the area to eat. He had a warm demeanor and was a true gentleman. Walter selflessly shared the information that he had gathered and learned throughout his life. Walter O’Connor’s passing has left a void among collectors that will be hard to fill. I will miss his friendship and assistance, but am honored to have the opportunity to handle his spectacular collection. The collection features items with impeccable provenance and research, as well as objects of great historic importance. Whenever possible, we used Walter’s descriptions and documentation that he had shared regarding items in his collection. As Walter always said, “These items do not belong to us, we are merely caretakers of these wonderful things.” This is the last time that this unparalleled collection will be displayed in its entirety. It is now time for others to enjoy some of the things that gave Walter so much joy. - David M. Geiger

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LOT - 1 --- 6, 2

1 - UNIQUE ALLENTOWN JOHN MOLL JR. ENGRAVED PATCHBOX WITH ALLENTOWN INDIAN HOLDING RIFLE & TOMAHAWK. This unique two-piece brass patchbox was found at a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania auction by Walter O’Connor. When discovered, it was on a restocked rifle composed of random parts, none of which accompanied it on the original rifle. John Moll Jr. was a Lehigh County gunsmith who was born in 1773 and lived until 1867. He worked in Allentown, Pennsylvania and frequently incorporated “Liberty heads” or “Allentown Indian heads” on his rifles, usually in front of the forward tang of the triggerguard. This engraved patchbox lid, however, shows the full standing figure of an Indian or Son of Liberty holding a flintlock longrifle with a Lehigh County sideplate and patchbox in his right hand and swinging a tomahawk in the other. The figure is standing over the familiar “D”-shaped design around the iron rivet attached to the latch. The finial has had the two lower ears removed, probably when it was restocked, and only traces of the engraving that bordered them remains. The upper ears have been slightly rounded as well. No doubt both of these modifications were done to make in-letting easier. The finial’s top screw hole is surrounded by an engraved flower above a checkered triangle which is typical of John Moll Jr.’s other known patchboxes. The cast patchbox retains a mellow unpolished patina and the engraving shows little wear and retains its original length of 6-5/16” and the width of the lid has been reduced to 1-3/16”, probably 7/16” less than its original width. This patchbox was featured as the cover article in the Kentucky Rifle Association Bulletin in the Spring of 2011, volume 37, no. 3. The article was written by Walter O’Connor and titled “A Chance Visit”. A copy of the article, including Walter’s hand-written notes and research on this piece, are included. This is an important piece as it relates to the mystery of the Allentown Indian or Liberty figure. 1,000 - 2,500 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 2 --- 1,2 LOT - 3 --- 1, 7, 6

2 - SCARCE AND EARLY “US” SURCHARGED BROWN BESS LOCK DATED 1745. This early Long Land Pattern First Model Brown Bess banana lock measures 6-15/16” long. It features a rounded lockplate with double line engraved borders and an engraved British crown over “GR” in the center. The tail is engraved “JORDAN/1745” vertically with early “US” surcharge stamped over it. Below the pan is a small crown over a broad arrow, proof-marked to show British government ownership. The back of the plate is marked with a crown over “7”, “R”, and “EI” for maker Edward Jordan. This rare “US” marked lock was certainly captured by American forces during the Revolutionary War and marked to show Continental ownership. Although French locks and muskets are more frequently encountered with “US” surcharges, English muskets and locks are very rarely encountered. The cock and cock screw are period, but probably replaced, as they have a slightly different surface and the screw and face of the cock show a small gap. The lock is in excellent condition with crisp markings and spotted grey patina, overall. 1,000 - 1,500

3 - LOT OF 2: RARE REVOLUTIONARY WAR “US” SURCHARGED DUTCH LOCK AND “IP” STAMP, POSSIBLY JOSEPH PERKIN. Lot is Comprised of: A) Hand-forged stamp measuring 2-3/4” long, octagonal with tapered ends. Relief block letters “I - P” reversed are on face. Walter believed that this was possibly one of the stamps of “Joseph Perkin. One side of the stamp has the partially visible name, “GEORGE CARTWRIGHT”, stamped into it. Many Revolutionary War weapons bear his “IP” inspector’s mark, as he was the Superintendent of the Continental Armory, beginning in 1778. He oversaw captured and broken parts and weapons that were brought in and the output of assembled and repaired arms. Many of the firearms repaired at the Continental Armory included French muskets. Previously, he worked in Virginia as an inspector for the Rappahannock Forge. After the War, he became an inspector for Harper’s Ferry. The stamp has a dark patina with some freckling and some minor losses to letters. B) “US” Surcharged Dutch Lock, measuring 6-3/4” long, overall. Flat banana lockplate with beveled edges, tail with upside down “US” surcharge. Flat goose neck cock and scalloped spring. Back of lockplate stamped “PO” in a cartouche. Excellent condition with an even grey patina. 1,000 - 1,500

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LOT - 4 --- 1, 3, 6, 5

4 - BUTTSTOCK OF AMERICAN OFFICER’S FUSIL INSCRIBED “M. ALLEN 1777”, LOCK MARKED WHITE & ELY. Manufacturer: White & Ely Model: Officer FFL Status: Antique Horace White and Martin Ely of Springfield, Massachusetts are listed as “Committee of Safety” musket contractors in 1775 and 1776 on pages 60 and 208 of “Small Arms Makers” by Col. Robert Gardner. This remnant is what remains of a private purchase American officer’s fusil. The lock, which has been converted to percussion during its period of use, is American made and marked “WHITE/& ELY” in the center. Tail is decorated with shell designs and lockplate has double line borders. The silver wrist escutcheon has engraved border and is inscribed “M. ALLEN/1777”. The triggerguard is brass and from a British officer’s fusil, as is the buttplate. The sideplate is of brass and features an elongated tail, engraved with borders and decorated with stars. Entry ferrule is of shaped sheet brass. Stock of walnut with early form and a relief beaver tail around the barrel tang. What remains of the fusil is in excellent untouched condition. All markings are clear. This is an very historic American fusil by a Committee of Safety contractor. 2,000 - 4,000 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 5 --- 1, 2

5 - 18TH CENTURY SPIKE TOMAHAWK WITH HAFT. The head measures 7-1/2” overall with a 2-1/2” blade. The haft measures 14-3/16”. Hand forged construction with 3-1/2” diamond-section faceted spike and engraved borders around relief bands on both sides of eye. Narrow eye, haft probably ash and appears to be period. For similar examples, see plates 68 and 76 of Harold L. Peterson’s “American Indian Tomahawks”. This tomahawk is unusually well made and has excellent architecture and detail. Very good condition. The head has a dark freckled patina with some period nicks to the edge and point of spike slightly flattened. Haft is excellent, exhibiting a great deal of wear. 1,500 - 2,500

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LOT - 6 --- 2, 1, 3,

6 - 18TH CENTURY CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA TOMAHAWK SIGNED “I.B.” FOR JOEL BAILEY. Tomahawk measures 10-/1/4” overall with 6-7/8” head featuring a 3” leaf-shaped spike and a 3-3/4” cutting edge. Each side has a 4-1/4” strap forged to the head. Clearly and deeply struck “I.B.” on the left side of the blade. Original hickory or ash haft tapered and with conical iron spike of 2-7/8”. The straps are retained to the haft by two iron pins traversing the haft, conical spike also pinned to haft. Excellent condition with original heavy dark and undisturbed patina. Haft is excellent. Tomahawks such as this one, have been attributed to Joel Bailey of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Joel Bailey was born in 1732 and died in 1797. He worked in West Bradford Township and when he died, his inventory lists “1 Branding Iron IB”. On pages 22 and and 23, Bailey is listed as a gunsmith in “Furniture and its Makers of Chester County, Pennsylvania, by Margaret Schiffer. There is also a list of his complete shop inventory at the time of his death showing the “IB” branding iron. Complete with a copy of these excepts as well as a biography of Bailey and the owner’s description of this tomahawk. 3,000 - 5,000 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 7 --- 1, 2, 3 LOT - 8 --- 1, 2, 3

7 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR PERIOD TOMAHAWK WITH INSCRIPTION AND SILVER INLAY. Head measures 7-1/8” overall with 4-1/4” blade with 2-1/2” cutting edge and 1-1/2” pole. Head is hand forged with round eye and pole attached in the saddle fashion. Base of pole is decorated with three relief bands, both sides of blade decorated with moldings at attachment to eye. The head is of early, mid 18th century form and features a silver inlaid heart on the right side. The left side exhibits a partially visible script “A.C. Russel”. Even dark original patina overall with some freckling, marks from use, and forging flaws. End of pole has some damage from hammer use and a minor crack on back of eye at front and bottom, extending slightly into pole. A very nice French and Indian War period tomahawk, as these are scarcely found with inscriptions and inlays. For two similar examples of pole tomahawks, see plates 91 and 92 of “American Indian Tomahawks” by Harold Peterson. Figure 91 was sold as part of Bill Guthman’s collection and has a silver inlaid moon and is inscribed “and feight”. The form of the example shown and this example are nearly identical. 3,000 - 5,000

8 - LARGE 18TH CENTURY SPIKE TOMAHAWK HEAD WITH FORT WILLIAM HENRY PROVENANCE. The head measures 9-1/4” overall with a 2-1/2” edge. Hand forged construction with 4-1/4” flat curved spike. Narrow rectangular eye. For similar examples, see plates 68 and 76 of Harold L. Peterson’s “American Indian Tomahawks”. This tomahawk is accompanied by a hand written tag, which reads “Tomahawk from the scene of the Massacre at Fort William Henry in North America near Lake George. F.D. 1848-” Good condition. Head has a mix of dark and grey freckled patinas with some chips to the edge. This is an exceptionally large spike tomahawk with classic form and very interesting history. 1,500 - 2,500 20 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 9 --- 1, 2, 4

9 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR PERIOD SPIKE TOMAHAWK WITH ORIGINAL HAFT. The head measures 6-7/8” with a 3-3/8” blade and a curved 2” cutting edge. The faceted spike at the rear measures 2”. The haft measures 13-1/8”, including the 3-3/8” conical steel spike mounted at the bottom. Tomahawk dates from the third quarter of the 18th century; featuring a forged head with round eye and fluted moldings at the back, on each side and a molded and fluted notch at the back, on bottom. The back features an octagonal spike with rounded point. Original haft, probably hickory, with molded steel cap on top and spike at bottom. For a nearly identical example, see plate 77 on page 96 of “American Indian Tomahawks” by Harold L. Peterson. Head, cap, and spike on haft retain an even grey patina, one chip to top of cutting edge. Haft retains much of old or original red finish with an age crack below the head on the left side. This is a very well-made and early spike tomahawk. 4,000 - 6,000 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 10 --- 1, 2

10 - SMALL AND UNUSUAL 18TH CENTURY DOUBLE EDGED TOMAHAWK HEAD WITH GOLD INLAYS. Two very similar double-headed axes were found at Fort Ligonier in Pennsylvania and remain in the collection at Fort Ligonier. In his collection, Walter, had copies of photographs and of the inventory cards for these two similar pieces. The Tomahawk offered here, measures about 5-1/8” overall with twin 2” blades with 1-9/16” cutting edges, and is of forged iron construction with both cutting edges of steel. Each side of both blades has a diamond inlay engraved with borders and an inlaid band at the back, against the eye. One of the inlays was tested, and proved to be solid gold. One diamond inlay is missing and part of one band is missing. This item was dug and retains a heavy pitted surface with some minor losses. A very decorative, early, and unusual double edged American weapon. Complete with photographs of this piece when it was dug. 2,000 - 4,000

22 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 11 --- 2, 3, 1, 4

11 - FOLDING BASKET-HILTED HIGHLAND SWORD. Barrel Length: 36” unfolded Overall Length: 25” folded 25” L. According to a letter written to Walter O’Connor from Herbert G. Houze, who once owned the piece, the McLaren family settled in Perth, Ontario, sometime between 1810 and 1812. Robert McLaren, the original owner, had served as an officer in the Royal Army and was given at least three land grants in Canada. He is buried in the Perth Cemetery. His son, Robert founded the McLaren Distillery. His grandson, John, inherited the distillery and expanded the business. John McLaren was also one of the founding directors of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. Herb Houze acquired the sword from John McLaren’s son, Lloyd McLaren, who was Herb Houze’s second cousin. Herb eventually sold the sword to Al Kelley, who sold in in 1971. A letter from Herbert Houze, information on Perth, and copies of the ads where the sword was for sale, are included. The sword has an unmarked blade of 18-1/8” closed and 35” open, the folding portion is sharpened on both edges and measures 16-3/4”. The sword is circa 1750 and was probably made to be easily transportable. After the Battle of Culloden in 1746, Scotsmen were denied the right to bear arms. As a folder, it is almost half of the length of a non-folding example and could easily be concealed beneath a cloak. The hilt is of typical Highland form with five branches. The conical pommel is engraved with panels of designs. The wood grip still retains its original leather wrap, as well as the original leather liner. The sword is in very good condition with dark grey patina overall. The grip has some minor flaking to the surface and the liner is detached, but present. This is an extremely scarce sword identified to the original owner. 2,000 - 4,000 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 12 --- 1, 2, 6, 7

12 - BASKET HILTED ENGLISH BACKSWORD BY DRURY, REGIMENTALLY MARKED TO 42ND HIGHLAND REGIMENT. Barrel Length: 32 - 1/8” Overall Length: 38 - 3/8” 38” L. This sword, measuring 38 3/8” overall, is the official pattern backsword issued to the enlisted men of the Highland Regiments between 1750 and 1783. This specimen’s distinctive cone shaped pommel is marked (engraved) “to the First Battalion of the 42nd Regiment - The Black Watch”. The Regiment’s Orderly book entry for April 16th, 1759 states “The three companies here (New York) of the 2nd Battalion to have their swords lettered and numbered as soon as possible beginning with the letter ‘L’, the 1st BN having ended with the letter ‘K’”. These swords are seldom found today and rarely do their unit markings remain. The writer knows of only six with the 42nd designation that have a period inscription. The blades were manufactured by Drury of London and “Iefries” (Jeffries). Each side of the 32-1/8” steel blade with a deep single fuller is deeply struck with “(crown) / GR / DRURY”. The blade on the subject sword has never been dismounted. Attesting to this is its pommel “button” having its full bulbous configuration; this would have been partially filed flat in order to free the tang of the blade which has peened-over when original mounted in the hilt. The pommel is engraved “42 / I / 67”, the “I” signifies the company and the “67” is the number assigned to the individual soldier whose name would appear opposite it on the equipment issue rolls. The present wooden grip is a vestige of the original and is not two pieces clam-shelled together. This reduction of the original cylindrical grip, which was leather covered and twisted-wire wrapped, may have been caused by deterioration, perhaps worm damage, or perhaps some later non-military owner’s hand was too large to fit comfortably in the basket. The sword is in good condition, overall, with a freckled grey patina with some scattered pitting and nicks to edge. Markings on blade are very good and pommel markings are also quite clear. Grip is devoid of leather wrap. This sword was part of the “Clash of Empires” exhibit at the Senator John Heinz History Center, in partnership with the Smithsonian, in Pittsburgh, PA. It was also included in the “Unconquered: History Meets Hollywood at Fort Pitt” exhibit at the Fort Pitt Museum. For a similar example, see Don Troiani’s “Soldiers in America: 1754-1865” on page 16. 4,000 - 8,000

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LOT - 13 --- 1, 4, 2

13 - SCARCE FOLDING SCOTTISH TARGE. Shield measures 20â&#x20AC;? in diameter. The basic shield is made of wood, covered on the front with brown leather. It is tastefully overlaid with brass designs, including alternating thistles and crowns, as well as Scottish hearts and roses. It is further embellished with extensive tack decoration. The back is covered with the original dried and shrunken hide fastened by a series of hand forged iron rivets. There are two very early woven hemp arm grips mounted on the back. The piece also folds, which is quite unusual, and features a triangular spike in the center, which is threaded and detaches, which may be a later addition. The leather shows some flaking and scattered worm holes. The brass retains a dark patina. Overall, the condition is very good. This Targe was previous sold at Morphy Auctions in the February 24th & 25th, 2012 sale. It was lot 913 and sold for $4800. The Targe was part of the Frank Andrina collection of arms and armor. Andrina was a renowned Hollywood animator and director, as well as a prominent arms collector. He passed away in 2009, and his collection was sold at Morphy Auctions. A copy of the 2012 sale catalog and prices realized will accompany the lot. 1,000 - 3,000 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 14 --- 1, 3, 2, 4

14 - (A) SCOTTISH ALL STEEL FLINTLOCK PISTOL BY CHRISTIE MARKED FOR THE 42ND ROYAL HIGHLAND “BLACK WATCH” REGIMENT. Manufacturer: Christie Model: Flintlock All Steel Pistol Caliber: .52 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 7 - 15/16” FFL Status: Antique This unit was raised in 1759 especially for service in North America and immediately joined their comrades of the 1st Battalion on the New York frontier. The 2nd Battalion was disbanded in 1763 at the cessation of hostilities. Other recorded and illustrated pistols, so marked to the 2nd appear in these publications: “Weapons of the Highland Regiments 1740-1780” by Anthony D. Darling (published by Museum Restoration Service, Canada, 1970, 1995, No. 33 monograph) page 4 - identical to this specimen and also made by John Christie (the barrel identically inscribed, however the text does not note the small “o” adjacent to the first “R”, it is apparent under a magnifying glass); “Soldiers in America 1754-1865” by Don Troiani (published by Stackpole Books, Pennsylvania, 1998) page 4, a similar specimen by John Petcairn (barrel marking noted as “RHR 2nB”). This pistol is also shown in four views including the barrel marking on page 244 of “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann (published by Scurlock Publishing Co., 1998). Only two other 2nd Battalion marked pistols are known to this writer, both are in private collections; to our knowledge, they have not been published. Overall pistol length is 12-3/4”. Full round, iron barrel with a baluster breech, tapered from breech to muzzle where it flares slightly. “Ro H R 2d B” engraved on top of breech in block letters excepting the “d”, above and after the “2”, which is engraved with a flourish. Lock is 5” overall with unbridled pan. “Io CHRISTIE” engraved in block letters with flourishes in two lines under the pan. All metal stock; the fractional engraved issue markings on top of partially the grip area worn and only partially distinct. The upper is the company designation, the lower is the issue number, in this case “N46” with “N” being worn. The left flat of the stock, directly opposite to the lock, is engraved in large characters “XIX”, the significance of which is unknown to this writer. The already cited “Pitcairn” piece has “XXVII” on the same position. For being an all iron weapon constantly subjected to rusting and corrosion, the overall state is quite good. The lock is all original except the frizzen which, while an old one, is an improper style, ill-fitting, present day replacement. The internal mainspring is missing. The vent or touch hole pick, screwed into the stock between the scrolls of the butt, is a genuine, period pick from another Highland pistol but evidently a replacement on this example; they are frequently missing. The shape of the finial on Scottish pistols traditionally matches that of the trigger. The original iron ramrod as well as the iron belt hook, the latter would have been secured over the “XIX” marking, are missing. Often these hooks were deliberately removed by the pistols’ owners. This is a scarce and important regimentally marked pistol. 10,000 - 15,000 26 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 15 --- 2, 1, 3

15 - SILVER NAPOLEONIC 71ST HIGHLAND REGIMENT OF FOOT MEDAL PRESENTED TO LIEUT. COL. DENIS PACK. The 71st Highland Regiment of light infantry was reformed and embarked for Portugal in 1808 for service in the Peninsular War, they were renamed the Glasgow Highland Regiment. The 71st saw action at the Battle of Fuentes de Onoro, the Battle of Almaraz, the Battles of Rolica, Vimeiro, and Corunna. They then pursued the French Army into France and fought at the Battles of Pyrenees, Nivelle, of the Nive, Orthez, and Toulouse. In 1815, they embarked for Ostend and saw action as part of the 3rd Brigade at the Battle of Waterloo. Sir Denis Pack was born in 1772 and died in 1823, he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 71st Highlanders in 1800 and then was promoted to Major General in 1813. Pack commanded the Oporto Brigade of the Portugese Army in Spain. He was made a Knight Commander of The Order of Bath in 1815 and commanded the 9th Brigade of Sir Thomas Picton’s 5th Division at the Battle of Waterloo and became known as a hero of Waterloo. This solid silver medal measures 1-1/2” in diameter with a raised lip around the diameter. The edge is engraved “LIEU. COL. PACK” on the bottom. The front features an engraved crown above “71” with a banner above, which reads “FOR COURAGE LOYALTY & GOOD CONDUCT” and below “16 Years Service”. The back has a banner across the top with the Latin phrase “TRIA JUNCTA IN UNO”, meaning “three joined in one”. In the center, there is an engraved thistle, flower and three-leaf clover. A silver ring holds the medal to the silver ribbon bar, which is still complete. Excellent condition showing wonderful grey patina, all markings are clear. This is a very rare and historic Napoleonic War medal from an important regiment! 3,000 - 5,000 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 16 --- 1,

16 - 1883 FRAMED TREGO STUDY OF SOLDIER ADJUSTING HIS FOOTWEAR. W/ PAPERS AND BOOK. Oil on canvas board study for the famous 40” X 72” painting entitled “ The March to Valley Forge, December 16, 1777” (1883) now located at the American Revolution Center in Philadelphia. Image measures 16” by 10 - 1/2”: and is presented in an old, associated frame. An old tag on the back states that it was “in Valley Forge Historical Society. Price of Study (1966), $85” The study was displayed at the James A. Michener Art Museum’s exhibit “So Bravely and So Well: The Life and Art of WILLIAM T. TREGO” from June 4th to October 2nd, 2011. It is pictured on page 70, plate 8 in the exhibit’s accompanying publication. “Partially hidden behind the mounted figure of George Washington in the final work. The soldier adjusting his footware (pl. 8) may be designed to call the viewers attention [to] the fact that some of the other figures are barefoot. He appears in the final version without his gun.” William Trego was trained by his father, artist Jonathan K. Trego, who studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Academie Julian in Paris. William was partially paralyzed as a child, most likely due to polio. Trego was adept at creating dramatic battle scenes with meticulous care. Condition: Fair. This painting appears to be uncleaned with textures and random brush stokes around the figure. 1,500 - 3,000

28 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 17 --- 1, 3, 5, 6

17 - EXTREMELY RARE BRASS REVOLUTIONARY WAR CONTINENTAL “USA” BUTTON MOLD. According to “The Journal of the Company of Military Historians”, Vol. 19, from 1967, this “USA” button mold is one of only two known Continental Revolutionary War button molds in existence. The other known example is a bronze gang mold for five “USA” buttons and is the property of Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia. Both are similar in construction to bullet molds of the period, with the addition of the bottom plate with the button cavities rather than bullets. Composed of bronze with iron rivets. The two upper portions contain the eye cavities and gates for pouring the metal. Both top portions have tangs where wooden handles could be attached. This mold casts two buttons of different sizes, one 11/16” and the other 13/16” in diameter. The letters read “USA” in script. Upper portions pivot on separate posts. This mold was dated between 1777 and 1781 by Duncan Campbell. It was acquired from a Pennsylvania antique dealer by Don H. Berkebile, who was an employee of the Smithsonian Institute. He owned it for over 50 years, until his death. Included is a detailed receipt that the mold was purchased by Walter O’Connor directly from the Estate of Don. Berkebile in 2009. According to Don Troiani, on page 97 of “Military Buttons of The American Revolution”, Continental “USA” buttons have been found on nearly every Revolutionary War site from the New York frontier to Georgia. It was the most widely used, marked military button of the Continental Army. Several have been found at the Saratoga battlefield. In 1778, George Measam, the Assistant Clothier General of the Northern Army remarked in response to the “plain white buttons” found on French Lottery coats, “ (should) be in the future marked U.S. to show the property of the United States in them...” In the clothing specifications of 1778, regulations stated “The buttons to be of block tin or brass and cast solid, with a strong eye or shank with the letters USA in Roman letters on each button.” Complete with copies of both cited articles pertaining to this mold and USA buttons. Very good condition, showing some use and with a dark patina. A very rare and important piece of Revolutionary War history. 15,000 - 25,000 | September 26, 2018


18 - BRASS LANCASTER COUNTY, PA FIVE-CAVITY BUTTON MOLD OF HANES MOLINGER DATED 1755. This is the only known Pennsylvania Dutch button mold of the colonial period, according to articles in “The National Button Bulletin, Vol. 16, 1957” and “The Pennsylvania Dutchman Summer-Fall, 1957”. This five cavity mold measures 7 3/4” in length and makes three graduated flat-faced buttons and two cuff buttons with convex faces. The well-made mold allows the buttons to have an already pierced eye when removed. The bottom plate contains the button cavities, while the top two arms form the form the loop and eye. The tangs each have turned wood handles with brass ferrules. The back of the plate is engraved with the name “HANES MOLINGER 1755” in block letters and “JACOB MELINGER” below, in a different hand. It is evident that this was the son of Hanes and the second owner. Different spellings of the same name were common in the 18th century. Around this second name is an engraved Pennsylvania German tulip, as well as other floral designs. The mold is accompanied by a grouping of original 19th century documents pertaining to Jacob Melinger, including wills, inventory of his estate at the time of his death in 1847, a property deed, and several estate settlement documents. This early mold is in good condition, retaining a dark patina and showing scattered marks overall. There are two small pieces replaced around one of the pivoting pins, one handle is a contemporary replacement, and the two arm screws are probably replacements. This is a very important Pennsylvania German Colonial button mold. 2,000 - 4,000

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LOT - 18 --- 1, 2, 4, 5, | September 26, 2018


LOT - 19 --- 2, 4, 1, 3

19 - LOT OF 2 BRASS 18TH CENTURY BULLET MOLDS: SETH POMEROY’S MOLD AND MOLD DATED 1791. Comprising: A) Four-cavity brass bullet mold inscribed “Seth Pomeroy’s Molds 1760” in his hand. This came from the Harold Peterson Collection. Two hinged brass plates with extensions for wooden handles, hinged and held together by iron rivet. Cavities are for balls of approximately .54, .60, .65 and .70 calibers. There are copies of letters written and signed by Seth Pomeroy from this period. The hand on the mold’s inscription is clearly that of Seth Pomeroy. Seth Pomeroy was born in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1706 and died in Peekskill, New York in 1777. He was an excellent mechanic and was a gunsmith by trade. Pomeroy was a Major in 1745 at the Capture of Louisberg, where he oversaw 20 gunsmiths in charge of drilling cannon. In 1755, he was a Colonel in Ephraim Williams’ regiment. Seth Pomeroy was an patriot and was dedicated to the Provincial Congress of 1774-1775. This historic mold retains a dark patina with scattered marks from use, overall. B) Brass 28 cavity gang mold marked with partially visible “SEPH BARNEY” and dated “1791” all in block letters, probably New England. The plates each have cavities for 11 large shot and 15 small shot, as well as an approximately .56 ball and about .65 caliber ball. Mold consists of two plates with brass extensions for wooden handle attachment. Fair condition with mellow mustard patina, showing some wear and scattered marks from use. One extension is present, but needs re-attached, as well as a break at the hinge. Identified 18th century molds with a name and date are very scarce! 1,200 - 1,800 32 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 20 --- 2, 1, 16

20 - (A) PAIR OF BRASS BARRELED AND SILVER MOUNTED FLINTLOCK OFFICER’S PISTOLS BY WILSON. Manufacturer: Wilson Model: Flintlock Officer Caliber: Both .62 Smoothbore Barrel Length: Both 8” FFL Status: Antique These pistols were previously sold in the January 18, 2003 Sotheby’s sale as part of the Appell Family Collection. The provenance states that these pistols were purchased March 14, 1951 for $125 from Joe Kindig, Jr. in York, Pennsylvania. The pistols both have round swamped brass barrels, left sides with London view and proof marks, as well as “RW” for maker Richard Wilson. Top flats, near breeches with borders and foliate patterns around “LONDON”. Rounded lockplate inscribed “Wilson” on both pistols. Hallmarked sterling silver mounts marked “IK” for Joseph King and hallmarked with date letter for 1771. Engraved and chased mounts featuring grotesque mask buttcaps and pierced sideplates with castle towers, arms, and flags. Silver wrist escutcheons are inscribed with heraldic crests. Both pistols have partially figured walnut stocks of Georgian form with relief carved shells around the barrel tangs. Complete with original wooden ramrods missing their end caps. Good condition, barrels retain an unpolished mustard patina with excellent markings. Locks retain a dark brown patina and are in original flintlock configuration. One pistol has a broken tumbler and missing cock, the other has a crack in its already repaired cock. Sterling silver mounts show some high edge wear and retain a mix of dark areas and polished surfaces. Both stocks show some wear to carving, silver polish in grain, and a few marks. One pistol has a cracked wrist and a crack beneath the lockplate. A very nice pair of Revolutionary War period officer’s pistols. 4,000 - 6,000 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 21 --- 1, 3

21 - (A) PAIR OF GOLD MOUNTED OFFICER’S PISTOLS BY MILES OF LONDON. Manufacturer: Miles Model: Officer Caliber: Both .58 Smoothbore Barrel Length: Both 10” FFL Status: Antique Both pistols feature octagonal barrels with hooked patant breeches, top flats marked “LONDON”, English proofs on bottoms of barrels. Breeches each have a gold band and engraved scrolls. Flat lockplates with engraved scrolls and centers marked “MILES” ; sliding half cock safeties at rear tangs. Solid gold oval barrel key escutcheons, vacant shield wrist escutcheons, shields on panel opposite locks, and with a crescent moon below a star on left sides. Engraved steel triggerguards and end caps. Both pistols feature adjustable set triggers. Plain walnut stocks with checkering around grips and carved flower on each pommel. Ebony ramrods, one of which is a period replacement. Good condition with old coat of heavy yellowed varnish overall. One front sight is missing, the other has been recently filed away, the brass spacer still remains. Gold barrel key escutcheons are slightly dented and bent. Locks are crisp, all markings very good. Stocks retain a coat of varnish and have a few scattered storage marks. A very attractive pair of gold mounted English pistols. 2,000 - 4,000

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LOT - 22 --- 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 11

22 - (A) ENGRAVED AMERICAN PERCUSSION PISTOL USED AT BATTLE OF PEACH TREE IN GEORGIA. Manufacturer: Unknown Model: Percussion Caliber: .28 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 4 - 3/8” FFL Status: Antique This pistol is stamped on the right grip “2688”, as it was once part of A.E. Brooks’s Collection. A copy of the illustrated catalogue of his collection is included and on page 81, no. 503, it is listed by inventory number 2688 as “German Pistol, cal. .28, percussion-lock, finely engraved. From battlefield of Peach Tree Creek, Ga., July 20, 1864.” Smoothbore octagonal steel barrel, top five flats decorated extensively with finely executed scrolls around owner’s initials “F.U” in script, on top flat. Diminutive sights mounted on top. No makers markings or proofmarks, steel ramrod with brass tip mounted below with two steel ferrules. Boxlock action and percussion hammer engraved with spiraling scrolls, left side engraved with a panel scene with a buck walking and a tree, surrounded by scrolls. Engraving is integrated into screws, as well. Steel triggerguard bow engraved with scrolls “en suite”. Two-piece bulbous figured walnut grips with brass screw escutcheons, right grip stamped “2688”. Very good condition, barrel retains about 70-80% original high polish blue finish with some thinning and edge wear. Action retains about the same and functions well. Grips are very good, retaining most of original finish with a few scattered storage marks. An excellent American Civil War pistol withan interesting provenance. 1,500 - 2,500 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 23 --- 1, 3

23 - FRENCH TRUE FIRST PATTERN HIGH COMB MODEL 1763 CHARLEVILLE FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Manufacturer: Charleville Model: 1763 Caliber: .69 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 45” FFL Status: Antique True first pattern Model 1763 Charleville muskets are very rarely encountered, and most that do exist have had their high combs cut down or modified. Many out of date Model 1763 muskets were provided by France to the Continental troops after the British defeat at Saratoga in 1777. The musket features a round barrel, tang with partially visible “Mo 1763” engraved on it,and bayonet lug mounted on bottom, near muzzle. Flat lockplate and reinforced cock; center of plate has partially visible markings. Walnut stock of familiar French form and high comb. The iron furniture is the standard Model 1763 hardware , sideplate is stamped “R”, otherwise unmarked. Stock retained by three barrel bands. The back band does not have a spring and front band is trumpeted. Still retains the scarce sheet iron upper ramrod channel cover and original ramrod. Very good condition, overall. Barrel retains brown patina with some freckling around the touch-hole. Lock is probably a very well-done professional re-conversion; functions well and retains a brown patina with some corrosion. Furniture retains an even brown patina with some heavier surface patina. Stock good with scattered marks from use and a later coat of finish. A very nice and homogeneous looking 1763! A receipt which accompanies this musket shows that Walter purchased it in an 2015 auction for $17,250. 7,000 - 10,000

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LOT - 24 --- 1, 6, 9, 13

24 - MASSIVE FLINTLOCK NAVAL SWIVEL GUN FROM THE CECIL DEMILLE COLLECTION. Manufacturer: Continental Model: Naval Deck Gun Caliber: About 1” Barrel Length: 29” FFL Status: Antique 49 x 9 x 14” Musket measures 49” overall; possibly French or Dutch, 18th century. Walter O’Connor purchased this musket when it was sold in the October 18, 1988 Christie’s auction, lot 315;part of the property of the estate of Cecil DeMille, movie producer, Hollywood icon, and arms collector. A copy of this catalog with the receipt are included, as well as a copy of a photograph showing Cecil DeMille holding this gun. There are also six movie stills for the 1958 film “The Buccaneer” showing this gun on set, mounted on the deck of a ship of war. The gun itself features a massive two-stage octagonal brass blunderbuss barrel with cannon muzzle, measuring 2 1/4” at opening and about 1” internally. The lock is of iron and features a flat, unmarked lockplate and goose-neck cock. Brass furniture; includes a French style convex triggerguard and flat sideplate. Trumpeted cast brass ramrod ferrules and buttplate with rounded tang. The heavy walnut stock is full length and barrel is retained by a large brass band and the pin for the iron swivel bracket. Very good condition, overall, with all surfaces untouched and unpolished. Barrel and all brass components retain a dark heavy patina with some scattered marks from use. Buttplate is missing one screw and original ramrod is absent. Stock is good with scattered marks from use and some stress cracks due to age. Lock is in original flintlock configuration and retains a dark even grey patina. A very large and early swivel gun in nice untouched condition and with a great provenance. 5,000 - 8,000 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 25 --- 1, 2 , 3

25 - (A) AMERICAN RESTOCKED “LONG LAND” PATTERN 1756 FIRST MODEL BROWN BESS DATED 1764 BY COLLIN. Manufacturer: Collin Model: First Model Pattern 1756 Caliber: .79 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 45”4-7/8 FFL Status: Antique This is an early American restocked Irish Dublin Castle produced Brown Bess Musket by Collin. All of the original components, except the wrist escutcheon and nosecap, were remounted by an American gunsmith. The barrel was shortened from 46” to 44-7/8” when it was restocked and there is a crude, modern replacement of the last 8” of the forend. Unmarked round barrel with front bayonet lug on top and deep groove at breech, into tang for rear sight. The rounded lockplate is engraved with a large crown over “GR” in the center and “COLLIN/1764” at the tail. Below the bolster, there is a stamped crown over a broad arrow, the King’s ownership proof. The lock was converted to percussion in the American style during its period of use. The brass is standard First Model cast furniture, including buttplate with long tang and serpentine sideplate with a rounded face. Triggerguard bow is engraved with large “R”. American walnut stock of full length, devoid of decorative carving, complete with period iron ramrod. The musket is in good condition, other than the repair at the forend, it is in “as found” condition, with dry surfaces. Shows scattered marks from use and dark patina overall. Stock has some scattered marks from use and minor losses. A very nice American stocked Revolutionary War period musket. 3,000 - 5,000

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LOT - 26 --- 1, 3, 7

26 - (A) RARE BRITISH FLINTLOCK PATTERN 1738 BLACK SHORT SEA SERVICE MUSKET. Manufacturer: Jordan Model: Sea Service Pattern 1738 Caliber: .75 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 37” FFL Status: Antique Modified to take a grenade-launcher cup, this variation is quite rare in any condition. For an identical specimen, see page 71 plate 69 of De Witt Bailey’s “Pattern Dates for British Ordnance Small Arms: 1718-1763.” This piece was bought by Walter from Ed Charol in the mid-1960’s. Ed acquired it at a London auction. Originally, it came from the Royal United Services Institute Museum in Whitehall. The aluminum tag nailed to the left side of the wrist is commonly seen on arms owned by that museum. The musket has a round steel barrel with rings near the muzzle to retain a grenade launching attachment, which was fitted to the muzzle using a bayonet-type socket. The top of the breech is marked with ordnance proofs and retains generous amounts of black finish. The flat lockplate is in its original flintlock configuration and the plate is engraved in the center with a large crown over “GR” and stamped with the small crown over broad arrow proof mark below the pan. The tail is engraved with the date 1745 and “JORDAN.” The musket still retains its two forward most ramrod ferrules, original and of cast brass. Original sea service sideplate and triggerguard. A portion of the deteriorated and wormhole damaged stock remains, including the beavertail carving around the barrel tang. The remaining brass components retain a very dark patina. The barrel retains a dark patina with much of original black finish. Lock is in excellent condition with clear markings and retains a mostly grey patina with some darker areas. This is a nice “as found” remnant of a rare sea service variation. 1,500 - 2,500 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 27 --- 1, 3, 5

27 - FINE AND RARE JOHN BUSH ENGRAVED POWDER HORN OF EBENEZER KNAP, FORT WILLIAM HENRY, 1756 This rare John Bush engraved horn is inscribed: “Ebenezer Knap born _______” “EBENEZER KNAP” “Fort William Henry Nov,r 5,th 1756” All of the lettering on this horn is contained in three panels that follow the contour of the horn. The lettering is flamboyant and well executed. There are floral sprays and vines in panels around the lettering that are very fluid and expressive. There is also a decorative, organic type border at the end of the raised portion of the horn towards the spout. This horn is fitted with a nicely patinated and unusual, flat, brass butt cap, which is attached with iron brads. There is also a large 1 - 1/4 inch decorated, brass staple for a carrying strap located just below the butt cap on the horn. This horn displays a 5 - 1/2 inch recessed, dark portion leading to the spout. This portion has two carved rings for the carrying strap. This horn measures 12 - 1/2 inches overall. There is an Ebenezer Knapp listed among the privates of the 5th Company, 4th Regiment of Connecticut soldiers under General Phineas Lyman on a 1756 dated muster roll. These men were mostly pressed into service at this early point in the war. They served in Canada during the 1756 campaign. Men under General Lyman were also present at Fort William Henry, Fort Crown Point and Fort Ticinderoga and saw action several times. An African American clerk in the company of Captain David Baldwin, John Bush carved several known horns. Bill Guthman states he also carved at least seven horns before he was captured by the French and Indians in 1757, never to be heard from again. His distinct style was copied by other highly skilled horn engravers and he might be regarded as one of the founders of the Lake George School of horn engravers. The date engraved on this horn is of note. Another horn in this sale is dated November 4, 1756, only one day prior to this horn. The horn was owned by Nicholas Currier and also carved by Bush at Fort William Henry. This horn is pictured on page 17, plate number 3 of John DuMont’s book “American Engraved Powder Horns”. On page 24 of Tom Grinslade’s book “Powder Horns”, this horn is noted as one of eight listed John Bush horns. A similarly carved horn by the same hand is also pictured there. Condition: Excellent, as described. This is an exceptionally attractive horn with a wonderful honey toned patina. There is a 1 - 1/4 inch hairline crack on the spout. Some small pieces are missing from the rings, along with minor abrasions. There is a vacant nail hole on the butt cap. 25,000 - 50,000

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LOT - 28 --- 1, 3, 2, 5

28 - JOHN FOX ENGRAVED FORBES ROAD MAP POWDER HORN OF JOHN COX, DATED 1764, FORT PITT. This Forbes Road map horn is inscribed in two panels: “IOHN COX :: FEBREWERY” “the 18. 1764” Starting at the base of the horn, the map begins with a simplistic view of “PHILIDELPHIA” Harbor and terminates at “Ft. ONTARIA” and Fort “DEtRQyAt” towards the spout end. Other locations listed on this horn include “LANCASTER”, “YORk”, “CARSLILe”, “SHIpINs ToWN”, “LOuDON”, “LITtle toN”, “CROSINS”, “BeD FORD”, “ALeGANy MouNt”, “St CReek”, “LORaL HILL”, “LAGaNeeR”, “BLOCHouSe”, “Ft. PItt”, “ALeGANy”, “MONONGALAH”, “WeeNaNG”, “LABeeF”, “PROSqueAL”, “SANtTusky”, “LAke oNtARi”, “LAke ERI”, and “NIAGRA”. The major motif on this horn is a large depiction of the British Royal Seal. At the top, a “G” and an “R” flank the crown with the Roman numeral “III” above it, designating the reign of King George III. Other symbols found scattered along the roads, rivers and lakes are simplistic forts, cities, and mountains. There are several symbols including a building in perspective, a fish and a bird, which do not appear original to the horn. The name “KIng” is also very nicely engraved near the base of the horn. There are also initials and the date “1820” scattered throughout the negative space of this horn. Since several of the initials end in “C” it is easy to assume they were later descendants of the original owner. This horn is fitted with a domed, stepped, hardwood cap, which is secured with iron pins. The recessed, darker portion of the horn has three stepped and faceted rings that determine the facets of the spout. The stepped rings are visually appealing and very well conceived. The spout tip ends in a raised and turned ring, which is also faceted. Overall this horn measures 13 inches. Colonel John Cox was the son of Catherine Longfield Cox, was born in 1732. He held significant posts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. These included service as the Deputy to the Pennsylvania Provincial Convention in 1774 and 1775, and membership in the Burlington County Committee

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of Observations in 1775. He was also a major in the 2nd Battalion of the Pennsylvania Associated Militia. In 1776, he became a Lieutenant Colonel in that body. He was also the owner of the Batsto Iron Works, located in Burlington County, New Jersey, starting in 1773. In 1778 he purchased “Kingsburg”, the former property of Dr. William Bryant. In 1792 he sat for a portrait by renowned Philadelphia artist William Peale. Colonel Cox died in 1792. This horn has been attributed to John Fox. Currently the Fort Pitt Museum is exhibiting another example of a 1764 dated map horn depicting the Forbes Road, also signed by Fox. According to the museum’s research, the carver “may have been a soldier in the Royal American Regiment stationed at Fort Pitt”. Another Fox signed horn belonging to John Mifflin, dated March 23, 1764, several days after this particular map horn was carved, can be found in the collection of the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum. Accompanying this horn is a drawing and photograph of a horn belonging to a William Cox, also dated 1764. Both horns take the same form and are likely from the same maker. The engraving also appears to be of the same hand. Some motifs are shared between the horns, although the maps engraved are of different routes. This said, some locations are found on both horns. Condition: Very Good, except the damage at the plug end. There is minimal wear or disturbance to the art and lettering of this horn, which maintains a pleasing, soft patina. All carving and details are clear and easily read. There is bleeding around the nails, along with several cracks and breaks around the butt plug. A thin, 4 - 1/2 inch long section of the plug’s edge is missing where it meets the horn. There is a 1/2 inch diameter, round hole which penetrates the plug at its center. A one inch, fine hairline crack is present at the spout. 20,000 - 45,000 | September 26, 2018


29 - LARGE ENGRAVED NEW YORK MAP POWDER HORN ATTRIBUTED TO THE POINTED TREE CARVER HORN, LIST OF DISTANCES FROM FT. GEORGE TO OTHER FORTS. This very rare map horn is inscribed with the following distances “FROM FORT GEORGE” “IN NEW YORK.”: “To ALBANY . 166 . MILES” “To SARATOGA . 36 . M.” “To F EDWARD . 20 M” “To LAKE GEORGE . 14M” “To TICONDEROGA . 30M” “To CROWN BOINT . 15M” “To FORT CHANPLY. 120M.” “To LE PRAIR 15 . M.” “To MONTEAL 6” “IN AL . 422 . MILES” This example of The Pointed Tree Carver’s work is the only known extant powder horn which includes a listing of distances from a fort to other forts and towns. New York Harbor is engraved with several masted ships traversing the Hudson River. Numerous towns and forts are illustrated on the map portion of the horn, along with their placenames. The Pointed Tree Carver’s customary hunter, stag and pointed trees are also engraved. A vacant cartouche for a name is present on this horn. This horn is fitted with a flat, pine butt cap and a three-holed extended lobe. There are two large rings on the darker, recessed area near the throat, which ends with a pronounced, protruding lip. This horn measures 13 - 3/4 inches overall. Condition: Excellent. Mionor wear to one ring below spout. 20,000 - 35,000

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LOT - 29 --- 2, 6, 3, 8 | September 26, 2018


30 - MASTER CARVER ATTRIBUTED ENGRAVED POWDER HORN OF THOMAS HOOTON, DATED 1763, EX. DUMONT. This classically carved horn by The Master Carver is inscribed: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thomas Hooton October 24 . 1763â&#x20AC;?. This well conceived horn was executed with much thought and great detail. Most images are drawn and shaded to make it appear as if they are in three dimensions. The center of this horn features a band of five well conceived and well engraved Indians, all carrying weapons and a large British flag. Below this fearsome band is a walled, shoreline city, also sporting a British flag. A three masted ship is pictured approaching the city in the harbor. Above the band of Indians are archways with a harp, a trumpeter, a gentleman and two figures embracing. Immediately above the harp is a crown, which is partially scraped off. Above the arches are four large birds and several smaller animals carved in the background. This horn is fitted with a painted, flat butt plug. There is nicely carved scalloping at the beginning of the faceted, recessed portion of the horn. There are also two broad rings below the cannon barrel spout. Overall, this horn measures 14 inches. Walter attributed this horn to The Master Carver. He attributed only 19 horns to this skilled hand. Walter felt very highly of this horn, placing it at the top of his list of Master Carver horns. Condition: Good, as described. All engraved images are very clear and in excellent condition. The midsections of the two embracing figures have been purposefully rubbed out. The lobe has been broken and is missing, with the exception of a small fragment which remains attached. It appears to have been sealed at the plug end with some sort of reddish substance, in an old repair. There is a one inch crack in the plug as well. A 1/2 inch piece of the spout lip is also missing. 20,000 - 35,000 48 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 30 --- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 | September 26, 2018


31 - ENGRAVED FORT WILLIAM AUGUSTUS POWDER HORN DATED 1763, GEORGE RICK’S LIGHT INFANTRY. This French and Indian War horn is inscribed in deeply engraved text: “FORT WILLIAM AUGU” “STUS 1 7 6 3” “GEO RGE RICKS LIGHT INFANTRY” “M POUDER WITH MY BROTHER BALL : DOTH CONQUOR ALL” “1763”. There is a large whimsical depiction of the British Coat of Arms engraved in the center of this horn. To the right of the seal are two pairs of dueling Highlanders. A large ship is pictured approaching Fort William Augustus (Fort Levit). This detailed fort, shown as built on an island, includes many cannons, barracks, assorted buildings and what appears to be a draw bridge. There is an extensive city scene of “MOUNTTR EAL”, with the usual spires, architecture and the date “1763”. The town of “LASHiEN” (Lachine, now part of Montreal) is also pictured in simple detail. Beside and below these town scenes are a horse and rider, which are pictured overcoming a stag. This horn is fitted with a hardwood butt plug, now separating from the horn, which is comprised of concentric, stepped circles. This plug is secured with seven rather large wooden pins. There is a crudely carved border of geometric shapes below the plug. A neatly carved, scalloped edge decorates the beginning of the darker, recessed portion of the horn. There is a geometric border engraved along this edge, with crudely carved squares, triangles and dots. The tapering spout has a thick, rather large ring. This horn measures 14 “ overall. Condition: Very Good, as described. There is minimal wear from use, clouding of some of the architecture, but overall the engraving is crisp. The plug is chipped at its base and is separating from the horn. There is a one inch hairline crack at the tip of the spout. 10,000 - 20,000

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LOT - 31 --- 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 | September 26, 2018


32 - (A) ARCHIBALD MONTGOMERIE’S PAIR OF FINE ENGLISH SILVER MOUNTED FLINTLOCK PISTOLS WITH BELT HOOKS, BY BAILES, 1760. Manufacturer: W. Bailes Model: Officer Caliber: .62 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 8 - 7/8” FFL Status: Antique Archibald Montgomerie (1726 - 1796) was the 11th Earl of Eglinton, a Scottish General, and a member of the British Parliament. He was Clan Chief of the Clan Montgomerie and fought in the French and Indian War and served with George Washington. Montgomerie joined the army at age 13 and when the Seven Years War broke out, he formed Montgomerie’s Highlanders, the 77th Regiment of Foot. In 1757, the regiment traveled to the American colonies and was put under the command of General Amherst. In 1758, he and his regiment fought with George Washington and Henry Bouquet in the Fort Duquesne Expedition. Montgomerie went on to defeat the Cherokees in 1760 at the Battle of Etchocy, then fought at the Battle of Havana in 1762. The regiment went on to New York City in October of 1762. Montgomerie may have left New York to return to Scotland at this time. However, the regiment then saw action at the Battle of Bushy Run in August of 1763. Between 1767 and 1795, he was the colonel of the 51st Regiment of Foot and fought in the French Revolutionary War. He became a Major General in 1772, a Lieutenant General in 1777, and finally, a Full General in 1793. These pistols, bearing Archibald Montgomeries crest on the silver wrist escutcheons, were first sold in the Dowell’s Eglinton Castle sale, then as part of the December 1925 sale as lot 934. They were also part of the W. Keith Neal Collection before being sold by Sotheby’s in London on December 17, 1974 as lot 65 and part of the G. Renwick collection. They were then purchased at Little John’s in California in November of 1998 by Walter O’Connor. A single pistol from this pair is shown on page 166 of “British Gunmakers Messrs Griffin & Tow and W. Bailes: 1740-1790” by W. Keith Neal and 52 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 32 --- 18, 19,2 , 7, 6, 9, 12,

D.H.L. Back. On page 18, text includes a listing of all arms in the Eglinton Castle auction by McDowell’s in December of 1925, where these pistols are listed. The pistols themselves feature two-stage smoothbore steel barrels with swamped muzzles. The tops are inscribed “W. Bailes London” and both have gold maker’s marks at the breech, as well and British view and proof marks. Other features include hooked breeches, silver spider front sights, and chiseled and scroll engraved tangs. Both have flat lockplates and cocks, both with finely chiseled scrolls and borders, lockplates are marked “W. BAILES” in banners. Relief cast sterling silver furniture hallmarked for 1760 and profusely chased and engraved. Left sides feature pierced and engraved belthooks in the Scottish style mounted on the sideplates, which are original to the pistols. The bottoms of the pommels both have a small silver escutcheon with a steel lanyard ring. The silver wrist escutcheons are engraved with Archibald Montgomerie’s crest and feature a helmet, cannon, and sword. The pistols have partially figured walnut stocks with flat panels on each side of the grips, relief carved shells around the barrel tangs, and profuse silver wire inlaid into the grips and around the entry thimbles. The backs of the grips, near the pommels, both feature a large inlaid silver plaque featuring Brittania in relief. Both pistols are complete with their original horn ramrods with horn tips of a different hue. Pistols are in very good overall condition, steel surfaces polished bright with some wear to barrels and some light freckling. Locks are in original flintlock configuration and have crisp engraving. Silver mounts show some light high edge wear. Stocks show some wear to carving around tangs, age cracks, and a couple minor losses to wire inlay. One pistol has a small piece replaced above the entry ferrule, probably done during its period of use. These incredibly historic and important high quality silver mounted pistols are by one of the premier Georgian gunmakers and have equally important and complete provenance. The provenance includes notes and letters from Walter O’Connor, auction catalogs, and information on Montgomerie. 15,000 - 40,000 | September 26, 2018


33 - (A) ARCHIBALD MONTGOMERIE’S FLINTLOCK FOWLER BY GRIFFIN Manufacturer: Griffin Model: Fowler Caliber: .70 Barrel Length: 46 - 1/2” FFL Status: Antique This Montgomerie family attributed fowler is fitted with an Italian barrel with two cartouches at the breech. One is vacant and the other has a crown and the lettering “EGID IO LEO No 1”. The barrel is marked by the maker “ROSINA . IN . TOSCANA”. It has an octagonal to round barrel that is separated by a band 17 inches from the breech. There are eight additional steel bands spaced along the barrel. This take-down fowler has its original flat, flint lock with a gooseneck hammer and a decorated frizzen spring. The lock is marked “GRIFFIN” in a ribbon and has a simple, sawtooth linear decoration throughout. The full walnut stock is brass mounted and carved with a shell at the breech. It has a four stepped butt tang that is decorated with a panoply of arms. All brass furniture is simply decorated. The ramrod is fitted with an ebony tip. Archibald Montgomerie (1726 - 1796) was the 11th Earl of Eglinton, a Scottish General, and a member of the British Parliament. He was Clan Chief of the Clan Montgomerie and fought in the French and Indian War and served George Washington. Montgomerie joined the army at age 13 and when the Seven Years War broke out, he formed Montgomerie’s Highlanders, the 77th Regiment of Foot. In 1757, the regiment traveled to the American colonies and was put under the command of General Amherst. In 1758, he and his regiment fought with George Washington and Henry Bouquet in the Fort Duquesne Expedition. Montgomerie went on to defeat the Cherokees in 1760 at the Battle of Etchocy, then fought at the Battle of Havana in 1762. The regiment went on to New York City in October of 1762. Montgomerie may have left New York to return to Scotland at this time. However, the regiment then saw action at the Battle of Bushy Run in August of 1763. Between 1767 and 1795, he was the Colonel of the 51st Regiment of Foot and fought in the French Revolutionary War. He became a Major General in 1772, a Lieutenant General in 1777, and finally, a Full General in 1793. This fowler was originally offered in the Dowell’s Eglinton Castle sale. It was also part of the W. Keith Neal Collection, and is both pictured and described in one of Neal’s books. Condition: Overall very good condition. Barrel and lock polished bright, as typically encountered on firearm’s from English collections. Engraving and markings are crisp. One gold barrel maker’s cartouche, near the breech, is absent. Brass is polished and stock has some scattered marks and one minor chip in front of lockplate. Carving is crisp and shows little wear. 8,000 - 12,000

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LOT - 33 --- 1, 12, 2, 10 | September 26, 2018


34 - (A) IMPORTANT IDENTIFIED SCOTTISH FLINTLOCK PISTOL BY ALLEN & BASKET HILTED BACKSWORD, BOTH USED BY ENSIGN JAMES GRANT OF THE 77TH HIGHLANDERS. Manufacturer: Will Allen Model: Flintlock All Steel Pistol Caliber: .64 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 8 - 13/16” FFL Status: Antique Ensign James Grant of the First Highland Battalion carried this all steel pistol and Highland backsword throughout the campaigns of the French and Indian War. Grant was a native of Kinmachlie, Banffshire, Scotland. In 1757, he landed in Charleston, South Carolina. He was in the 62nd Regiment, later the 77th Highland Regiment of foot, Montgomerie’s Highlanders, raised in 1757. He served on the 1758 expedition against Fort Duquesne and on the Lake George frontier the following year. Portions of the 77th went on to fight the Cherokee Indians in South Carolina between 1760 and 1761, the French and Spanish forces in the West Indies between 1761 and 1762, and the French forces in Newfoundland in 1762. In 1763, Grant was among the sickly remnants of the regiment that relieved the besieged Fort Pitt, fighting at the battle of Bushy Run in August of 1763. In 1764, the regiment was disbanded and James Grant settled in Dutchess County, New York. This pistol, sword, and his military papers were all carefully preserved by by his descendants for more than 200 years, until the last surviving family member died. The pistol and sword were both displayed while on loan for both the “Unconquered” and the “Clash of Empires” exhibits in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Senator John Heinz History Center, in Association with The Smithsonian Institution. They were both featured in two articles in “The Gun Report” in October 1981 and September 1983, as well as “The Clash of Empires: The British, French & Indian War 1754-1763” by R.S. Stephenson. An archive of information is included with the items, including: the publications that have featured these items, the loan documents for the museum exhibits, notarized letters for both pieces from when they were purchased from the family’s estate executor by Richard Zeusler, a great deal of research on Ensign James Grant and the 77th Regiment, photos of Grants estate in Scotland, copies of family wills, and many letters in regards to Walter O’Connor’s acquisition of the items. The provenance and research is iron-clad, making this an especially important French and Indian War grouping. The basket-hilted backsword dates circa 1740-1760 and belonged to Ensign, later Captain, James Grant. The well-forged and artistically filed hilt is unmarked as to maker, but an engraved (a bit worn, so possibly struck) “S” for Stirling, Scotland, its place of manufacture, appears on the underside of its rear quillon at the junction of the additional rear-guard and the wrist-guard. On the inside surface of the left branch of this additional rear-guard, there are five very carefully cut notches, or tally marks, which must have held some particular significance for the sword’s original owner. The grip is entirely original, its blackened leather partially bound with two strips of twisted brass wire. The 31-5/8” straight blade of German origin is 1-9/16” wide at the ricasso and 5/32” to 3/16” in thickness at the lower section of its back, approaching the hilt. The numerals “XIII” are lightly incised on the back of the blade 3/4” from the hilt, the exact meaning of which is unknown. The back is unsharpened to within 3-5/8” of the tip, where an actual cutting edge begins. Both sides have two narrow fullers, the upper running to 3-3/4” of the tip, the lower extending the full length. Struck on each face within the fullers, beginning 6-5/8” from the hilt, and in two lines, is 56 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 34 --- 1, 2, 16, 19, 3, 4

stamped “XX ANDRIA XX/XX FERARA XX”. This is a period, but spuriously applied legend relating to a master swordsmith of nearly two centuries earlier working in Belluno, Italy, in the mountains of North Venice. German-made blades, which were intended for sale to Scottish hammermen, often bore Farara’s name, perhaps not to intentionally deceive the Scots, but as a real tribute to his renown. Remarkably, the swords original black, heavy leather scabbard has survived though missing the lower 8-1/2” and possibly an iron tip. It does retain its original chape, as well as the hook for a frog, both of iron. A portion of the tooled decoration is still visible on the obverse side. Very few original scabbards for 18th century Highland basket-hilts still accompany them. The Highland, all-metal, scroll butt pistol of James Grant measures 12-3/4” overall. The two-stage round iron barrel extends 1-13/16” beyond the fore-end of the iron stock, has a baluster-form breech. Just forward of the breech, there is some decorative engraving. In front of the baluster there are two narrow relief rings preceding the same style of engraving, “LONDON”, in block letters is inscribed on top of this first section, then two more two narrow rings. The original lock is in its original state and measures 5-1/8”long. The rounded lockplate is decorated with sprigs of scroll engraving and detailed borders, the center is inscribed “WILL/ALLAN” in block letters. Though not a common feature on Scottish pistols, on the tail of the plate, there is a sliding safety which locks the cock at half-cock position only. Walter O’Connor had only seen one other nearly identical pistol signed by this maker with this type of safety. Allan worked in the mid 18th century in Stirling, Scotland and two of his pistols are displayed in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland, in Edinburgh. The iron stock has a good deal of engraving overall, most notably are the motifs on the underside, which include a crown surmounting the thistle and the rose, enclosed within crosshatched borders. The grips feature sawtooth borders and some foliate work, and each side has an ovoid cartouche which remains vacant, never having been inscribed with an owner’s name or initials. The backstrap area is also covered with borders and foliate patterns. The fore-end also has a few sprigs of engraving. The 5-1/2” belt hook is decorate en suite. The single ramrod ferrule has a series of relief rings. The original ramrod has a baluster-form head and the lower end has a partially broken off worm. The lightly engraved and pierced ball finial as well as that on the touch-hole pick, are fashioned of silver. The pistol is in very good condition and has been been cleaned or polished. All surfaces retain an even grey-brown patina with some darker spots. The left side of the flared muzzle has a minute fracture and is slightly flattened, but hardly noticeable. The lock functions well and is in original flintlock configuration, the front lock tang screw was replaced a long time ago. The silver finials on trigger and pick retain an unpolished patina. PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING THREE LOTS OF DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THIS GROUPING WHICH ARE ALSO FROM THE GRANT FAMILY. 40,000 - 60,000 | September 26, 2018


35 - JAMES GRANT: A HIGHLAND OFFICER’S SERVICE DURING THE FRENCH & INDIAN WAR. * 17” x 14 - 1/2”. James Grant (1727-1796) was the most junior (in rank seniority) of three officers bearing that name in ‘Montgomery’s Highlanders’ or The First Highland Battalion (later renumbered the 77th Regiment of Foot), during its service in the Americas. His name appears on “A List of the Gentlemen Volunteers recommended to be made Ensigns” and he was so commissioned, following a vacancy by death after Grant’s Defeat near Fort Duquesne, effective 17 September 1758, prior to which he had been serving in the ranks as a gentleman-volunteer. After the fall of Duquesne and the other French posts in western Pennsylvania, Grant and a large detachment of his regiment were part of British force that captured Newfoundland in 1760. They were then sent to the West Indies, participating in the 1762 capture of Martinique. Following his regiment’s service in the 1762 capture of Martinique, Grant was promoted to lieutenant

on 6 May 1762 and he and the remains of the regiment, many sick with yellow fever or malaria, returned to North America. They were stationed on Long Island, where they recuperated their health, until the so-called Pontiac Conspiracy, when Grant and the regiment marched to western Pennsylvania frontier. This subgroup of the Grant Papers consists primarily of military records and correspondence kept by, made for, or sent to James Grant during his service in the French and Indian War to mid-1763, records with the regimental agent settling accounts and relating to his post-war half-pay, mostly 1760s but one dated 1792. Principal correspondents are primarily brother officers, including Alexander Campbell, Alexander Grant, Robert Grant, Donald McKenzie, and William Sutherland and are written from various places, principally New York, Martinique, Long Island, Halifax and London. 22 items. 7,500 - 15,000

36 - BREAKING INDIAN RESISTANCE: LIEUTENANT GRANT AND “PONTIAC’S CONSPRIACY”, 1763. * 17 - 1/4” x 14 - 1/4”. Weakened from their West Indies service, the remains of the 77th Foot or Montgomery’s Highlanders were dispatched to Pennsylvania from their quarters near Hempstead, Long Island in spring of 1763 in response to the outbreak of the so-called “Pontiac’s Conspiracy”. Launched by a loose confederation of elements of native American tribes, primarily from the Great Lakes region who were dissatisfied with British postwar policies. Settlers in western Pennsylvania fled to the safety of Fort Pitt and other military posts after the outbreak of the war. Nearly 550 people were crowded inside Fort Pitt, including more than 200 women and children, when it was attacked on 22 June 1763, primarily by Delaware and Shawnee warriors. Too strong to be taken by force, the fort was kept under siege throughout July. Meanwhile, war parties raided deep into Pennsylvania, taking captives and killing unknown numbers of settlers in scattered farms. Two smaller strongholds that linked Fort Pitt to the east, Fort Bedford and Fort Ligonier, were attacked at various times, but were never taken. On 1 August 1763, most of the Native Americans broke off the siege at Fort Pitt in order to intercept 500 British and Provincial troops (including HIghlanders of the 77th Foot) marching to the fort’s relief under Colonel Bouquet. On August 5, these two forces met at the Battle of Bushy Run. Although his force suffered heavy casualties, Bouquet fought off the attack and relieved Fort Pitt on August 20, bringing the siege to an end. Sporadic Indian raiding continued on the frontier for the remainder of the year, during which Lieutenant Grant served as the commander of Fort Bedford. This important subgroup of the James Grant Papers consists of 21 items relating to this conflict, perhaps the most interesting being a return of the killed and wounded at Bushy Run. The remainder consists of military correspondence by Colonel Bouquet and other officers (from Forts Pitt, Ligonier, Cumberland and Carlisle) with Lieutenant Grant, as well as military orders, intelligence reports, and supply returns: 1) “List of the Killed & Wounded the 5th. Augt. 1763”, one page, quarto, separated at the folds, and docketed on recto: “List of the Killed and wounded on the March to Fort Pitt the 5th Augt. 1763”. All officers killed or wounded are listed by name and unit, while the enlisted casualties are numerically recorded by unit. 2) Colonel Henry Bouquet to Grant to Grant, autograph letter signed, dated Fort Pitt, 26 October 1763, one page, folio, with wax seal. Bouquet has ordered an “escort to bring up the Convoy lately arrived at Bedford” and Grant is ordered to “detain all the Wagons whether intended for this Post or only to Bedford, till Capt. Ourry joins you with the Escort.” Very fine. 3) James Grant to Bouquet, autograph letter signed, no place, undated, but almost certainly a retained draft of the 24 October letter written from Bedford that Bouquet acknowledged receipt of in his letter above, 1 1/2 pages, folio. Grant encloses Captain “Callender’s letter to me, by which youl See the distress that I must be in, on the arrival of the

Waggons at this Post, as I have not one Man for an Escort them...I send this Express, hopeing youl send me your I am sensible of the want of Salt at Fort Pit, and the difficulty that woud attend.” Some separating at the folds. 4) Captain Lewis Ourry, 60th Foot, to Grant, autograph letter signed, dated Fort Pitt, 26 OCT 1763, one page, quarto, informing him that he “shall set out tomorrow for Bedford in Order to take off your shoulder the Weight of the Waggons you are threatened with” and advising him to have them “drawn up under Cover of the Fort...against the Kings Garden, between Fraser’s Fence & the Fort...” 5) Captain James Robertson of the 77th Foot to Grant, autograph letter signed, dated Fort Ligonier, 27 October 1763, one page, quarto, noting the arrival of an express from Fort Pitt with news that the escort till arrive at Ligonier in three or four days. Light toning in folds. 6) “Return of the Number of Persons that receives provisions in Fort Bedford Garrison”, docketed 23 OCT 1763 on recto, one page, octavo. Lists men, women and servants with the 42nd, 60th and 60th Foot detachments at the fort, to a total of 49. 7) “A Roll of Capt. Linn’s Company that have engag’d to do duty in the Fort, October 22d. 1763”, two pages, quarto, 30 men listed by name, broken into three guard shifts. Very fine, with folds. 8-10), James Livingston, as Fort Major of Fort Cumberland, three (3) autograph letters signed, dated 16 October, 10 and 14 November 1763, each one page (folio, quarto, and folio respectively). On October 16th, Livingston is “glad to hear that Maj[o]r Fields [of the Virginia Rangers] was come in before the Messengers came away, I hope he will overtake the Escort by the Foot of the Mountain, the bearer hereof...has undergone a great many Hardships since this Indian War broke out, you will be surprized at my wonderful Escape and Adventures, a Relation of which I refer you to him....” On November 10th, he “has nothing new ...but the Goose I promised, which Mr. Clark will deliver to you” and requests “an old Tent...of Service at this Place” and wishes him to “tell Sandy Menzie to make haste to Virginia, for they will certainly raise men this Fall agad if he goes on instead of breaking he will be made, if he gets Twelve Months Pay Advance.” November 14th Livingstons informs him that 31 troops arrived from Fort Pitt via “Braddock’s Road & never Seen the least Sign nor track of an Indian which gives me a great deal of Satisfaction, as all my Malitia is now gone”and requests a “half a Dozen of my Country men, as I am quite Destitute.” Separations at the folds of the last letter. 11-12) Robert Callender, an Indian trader to Grant, two (2) autograph letters signed, (no place, but probably Carlisle), dated 22 and 24 October 1763 respectively, each one page, folio. Callender discusses enclosed bills of lading and discusses wagon convoys being dispatched to Forts Bedford and Pitt, containing clothing, salt, hospital stores, flour and pork. 13) Grant’s “Orders to the Garrison of Bedford the 15th October 1763”, manuscript document, one page, folio. He orders “that the Sentinels or Soldiers...dont go without the Garrison after Sun set...the Sentinels on their Posts are not to allow any Person to approach near the Stockade or Walls of the

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Fort After its dark....[and] are to call out all is well every Quarter of an Hour in the Night...” 14) Unsigned manuscript letter to unknown addressee, dated Bedford, 20 October 1763, one page, folio. The writer advises that “three men riding toward Fort Cumberland espied Ten or Eleven Indians Marching toward this Garrison and as the safety of the Salt and Pork Under Your Care will be of the Utmost Consequence you will be on your Guard to prevent any Danger that may the Men who saw those Indians were obliged to Flie, we are Uncertain both as to the Number and design they may have.” 15) James Grant’s “J[o]urn[a]l Commenceing the 12th October 1763”, autograph document, five pages, biflolium , in six leaves. Four pages contain an account of activities at Fort Bedford, abruptly ending at with the beginning of an entry for October 25th. The back cover of the journal is an inventory of flour stores received and delivered between 14-19 October, ending October 25th. Grant described coming and goings of convoys and expresses, then notes that on the 20th, “two Men going from this to Cumberland were drove back by twelve Indians, much about the same time several of the Inhabitants were likewise drove in and the Indians about dusk were seen the town.” The following day, he describes two expresses to Cumberland saw an Indian “ three miles of this” who when he got neare them Cock’d his piece, and brought the Gun to a Present, at which time the Expresses... returned....A short time afterwards, Mrs. Innes from Cumberland cam[e]

LOT - 35 --- no image in catalog LOT - 36 --- no image in catalog LOT - 37 in who was taken by the Expresses for the Indian, Mrs. Innes says that she knew the Expresses to be white men saw they were so much Affraid as not to wait that she might let them to know She was no Indian.” On October 22nd, Grant further mentions that “Major Fields Express who gave his Dispatches to Innes got into Cumberland but in the retreate from the Turkies taken by them for Indians Innes lost the Dispatches.” 16-19) Various military and supply accounts from Fort Bedford, November 1763 (four) 20) Captain Alexander MacDonald to Grant, autograph letter signed, 23 October 1763, one page, folio. He lets his friend James know that Captain Grant will provide him with particulars, but notes that “I am order’d to Place here with the rest of the officers the Serjts. and the Corp[ora]ls God knows how long all of you on the Communication remains where you are till further orders from Genl. Amherst for my own part I never was worse situated I have niether [sic] meat, Drink, Cloaths, or money in this place....” 21) Captain Alexander Campbell to Grant, autograph letter signed, dated Fort Pitt, 29 October 1763, one page, folio. Campbell notes that “When I was a Ligonier James Campbell gave me a list of mens names who owed you Money, it was written with a pencil on a Card, and by tumbling about in my pocket was so effaced that it could not be read....What a hardship it is, Conny, to be detained in this Rascally place. You are happy and you will be able to amuse us with your Adventures of Gallantry, in which you are very Sly.” 9,500 - 18,000

37 - JAMES GRANT AND HIS PROGENY IN NEW YORK: FAMILY PAPERS AND RECORDS, 1765 TO PRESENT 17” x 14 - 1/2”. James Grant went on half-pay as a lieutenant with the disbandment of the 77th Foot at the close of 1763. Rather than returning to Scotland, like many of the Scottish troops, he chose to stay in North America and take possession of the military bounty lands they had received for their past service in the war, most of which were located in the Hudson River Valley, beginning just below Albany and extending west to the Mohawk Valley and eastward to the Hampshire Grants (Vermont) and north into the Adirondacks. Grant initially settled in Fredericksburgh, New York, where he married and raised a family, but later moved to Paulins Town [Pawling, Dutchess County], where he died in 1796. The earliest documents include 1760s-1770s James Grant correspondence with family members in Scotland, Grant family land and business documents from the 1760s-1830s, James Grant’s 1796 will and estate papers, and family correspondence into the mid-19th century. There are also a few New York militia records from the early 19th century for two of his sons, including an officer’s commission. An interesting piece is an 1817 recipe for cider. There is a fascinating letter (ALS) from Archibald Campbell, a former comrade, written from Montreal on 1 March 1777, in which Campbell informs Grant that “His Excellency has not forgot in the promotion of field officers, the North honnour to there former Commissions, and Examplary Merit dewring [sic] the last war, in the service of King and Country” and he is now serving in the Royal Highland Emigrants, which “will keep the Yanky Divels at proper Distance.” It may have been receipt of this letter that brought James Grant’s loyalty under suspicion, for he writes in an retained copy of an undated petition (ADS) to Governor Clinton of New York that “Certain I have ever Behaved myself agreeable to the Articles of Probity & Honor ....that I have had no Hand in the present War, Notwithstanding am a great sufferer by it....[being] a Prisoner, which is Five years and Six Months” and requests “Leave to go to New York, by Flag, to Procure such an Exchange as may be Proper.” This petition was probably written in 1779, as it appears to have been precipitated by a letter to Grant from Brigadier General Alexander McDougall of the Continental Army, at Peekskill, dated 8 May 1779 (ALS), denying his request for a permit to into New York “without the Governor’s consent.” Approximately 1/2 linear foot of documents. 1,000 - 2,500

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38 - GEORGE WASHINGTON’S TABLE OF THE OHIO RIVER FROM FORT PITT CIRCA 1770. WASHINGTON, George (1732-1799). Autograph docketing on the verso of a manuscript table or memorandum inscribed by the future First President, “Length of the River Ohio--from Fort Pit[t]--with the Distances from place to P[lace]. pr. Mr. Hutchins” on the verso of the second sheet, no place, no date. The manuscript itself is written in an as-of-yet, unidentified and entitled “Dissance [sic--Distance] from Fort pitt to the Mouth of the Ohio”. 2 pages, folio sheet, 12 5/8 x 7 7/8 inches. On laid paper with “Pro Patria/GR” watermark, bearing docket and endorsement by Washington as previously noted. Minor age toning, central fold professionally reinforced from recto. An important and compelling document, relating to Washington’s adventures in the Trans-Allegheny frontier prior to-, during- and following his service in the French & Indian War and his lifelong interest in travel and land acquisition in the Ohio Valley. The manuscript, in an as-of-yet, unidentified hand, exhibits some irregularities in spelling: “dissance” for “distance,” “plasses” for “places,” and “seid” for “side”; these suggest that the scribe may have been a German-speaker. Further research may permit an identification to be made, who may have been one of the assistants to frontier explorer and cartographer, Thomas Hutchins (or one of the Indian traders or guides who assisted them in their surveys and explorations). In the form of a vertical table, the manuscript sets out in columns a series of 34 places, tributaries, and other landmarks along the torturous 1164-mile course of the Ohio River from Fort Pitt (later Pittsburg) through present-day West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois to empty into the Mississippi at Cairo. The original compiler, evidently Thomas Hutchins, precisely records the distance between each landmark (in units as small as 1/4 mile); in a separate column is a running tally of the distance (totaling 1164 miles); at the right, in four places, are the geographical coordinates for four key locations: the mouth of the Scioto River, the Great Falls (near Louisville, Ky.) the mouth of the Wabash and the junction of the Ohio with the Mississippi. Among the landmark features noted are “Loggs Town,” “Big Bever Creek,” “Mingo Town” (an Indian village), “Muskinggum River,” “Great Kunhawa [Kanawha] River,” “Great Buffalow Lick,” “Littel Miami River,” “Kentucky River,” “the Falls of Ohio,” “Waebash River,” “Kean or Showany River,” “Cheereka [Cherokee] River,” and “Fort Missiac [Massac] River,” as well as such intriguing landscape features as “where the Elophanto Bons [elephant bones] are found,” “where the Low Contery Begains” (just beyond present-day Louisville), “the [beginning] of the 5 Island,” “the Big Rock & Cave” (probably Cave in Rock, Illinois). Most of these can be pinpointed today; many names are unchanged. Eight entries are preceded by a small note “NS,” at the bottom, the compiler explains that “where thiss marck stand NS are Rivers and plasses of the North Seid.” On the recto, Washington has boldly docketed this work: “Length of the River Ohio - from - Fort Pit[t] with the Distances from place to P. Pr. Mr. Hutchings.” Washington’s first trip into the western country was his well-known mission at age 21, accompanied by Christopher Gist and an Indian guide, as courier for Virginia’s Governor Dinwiddie to the French frontier outpost at Fort Le Boeuf. Washington made a second journey across the Alleghenies in 1754, commanding a detachment of Virginia troops reinforced by a British independent company in order to take control of the strategic forks of the Ohio (confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers), but suffered a humiliating defeat at hastily-built Fort Necessity while retreating from a superior French and Indian force. The next year he served as volunteer aide to Major General Edward Braddock on a more ambitious expedition against the newly-built French fort at the forks--Fort Duquesne--with its well-chronicled, and disastrous results for the Anglo-American side. Finally, in 1758, as a clonel of the Virginia Regiment, he served under Brigadier General John Forbes and Colonel Henry Bouquet in yet another campaign against Fort Duquesne. This attempt was successful: the French abandoned it without resistance and it was immediately renamed Fort Pitt. This document of river travel distances links Washington and a very interesting frontier figure, Thomas Hutchins (1730-1789), who served with Pennsylvania colonial troops (1757-1759) and later served the British Army as a military engineer, surveyor and cartographer/draughtsman. He was cited for bravery against the French and planned the new fortifications at Fort Pitt and later, at Pensacola. In the next decade he traveled extensively in the western wilderness, keeping detailed journals which he drew on for his book, Topographical Description of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina, Comprehending the Rivers Ohio, Kenhawa, Sioto, Cherokee, Wabash, Illinois, Mississippi &c. (London, 1778); in this work was included an engraved “Table of Distances Between Fort Pitt, and the Mouth of the River Ohio” (a photocopy is included with the manuscript). The landmarks noted in Hutchins’ 1778 table are almost identical to those recorded here. In his 1770 diary, Washington records that “the distances from Fort Pitt to the Mouth of the Great Kanhawa are set down agreeable to my own Computation, but from thence to the Mouth of River Ohio are strictly according to Hutchinges acct.” The present manuscript clearly precedes Hutchins’ 1778 chart and it is logical to conclude that Hutchins shared his surveys with locals, traders and fellow voyagers/former military comrades, the like of of Washington. During the Revolutionary War, Hutchins resigned his British commission and was initially jailed for treason, but released. Afterwards, he served as a military cartographer in the Continental Army and was later appointed United States Geographer, during which he undertook the first survey and mapping of the Northwest Territory. Washington’s own travels in the Ohio River Valley (recorded in detail in his diaries) resulted from promises by Virginia’s governor that all who served Virginia against the French would be granted liberal tracts of land in Virginia’s western frontier as a recompense for military service. It was not until 1768, when the Treaty of Fort Stanwix opened much of the Ohio Valley, that Washington resolved to stake out his claim, as well as to work on the behalf of other claimants from the now-dissolved Virginia Regiment. In late October 1770, Washington and his party set out from Pittsburg by canoe to survey the available lands in the newly opened territory. They proceeded only as far as the junction with the Kanawha River (which they explored) before retracing their path. In Washington’s diary is an entry, dated 19 November 1770, which almost certainly records his receipt of this manuscript table of distance upon their return travels “At Fort Pitt I got the distances from place to place down the Ohio as taken by one Hutchings [ sic ] and which are as follows w[i]th. some corrections of mine.” Washington’s own fairhand copy, with his corrections, is remarkably similar, although it corrects the erratic spellings of the original herein. As relations with England steadily worsened it was not until 1784 that Washington could again turn his attention to the frontier. Then, at the suggestion of Thomas Jefferson, he returned to the Ohio Valley to look into the feasibility of a canal and portage link between the Potomac and the Ohio Rivers. 15,000 - 25,000 | September 26, 2018


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39 - RANGER ISRAEL PUTNAM’S REPORT OF HIS 1755 SCOUTING EXPEDITION TO TICONDEROGA. PUTNAM, Israel (1718-1790), as captain of a Connecticut ranger company, autograph document signed, n.p. [Lake George], dated 16 November 1755. 1 1/2 pp., folio, docketed in unknown hand on recto “Report of Capt Putnam/recd 20 Novr. 1755”, with a tabulation of the strength of Johnson’s Provincial regiments at Lake George also appended. The original, unpublished manuscript report by Putnam, probably sent to Sir William Johnson, of his winter “scout” or spying expedition against the French and the native allies at Ticonderoga and Crown Point in 1755, a portion of which is transcribed below retaining Putnam’s original spelling and punctuation: “Taking my order from generil Johnson to [go] Down the Lake at about Seven a Clock we Satt out and Soon after we got through the first narrows. Saw a fire apon the Eastern Shore and Soon after Looking astern of us We Saw another fire wich we took to be kindled by the Enemy ....we went ashoar and hid the battow [batteau] up the bank in among bushes and their We Stayed till Day light and then trailed up a mountain and Climed up a tree Where we Saw South bay and the valey between The Enemies advanc’d Guard and South bay where the Indians Say they Saw a French Encampt and then ...we went on to a mountain and Saw the Encampment At Ticanderayo and then going on futher we Came to the Lake Champlain with in about half a mile of their Encampment Where Saw them very busily at work Som[e] a building a fort And some making a brest work and Likewise Saw one Large House and three Small ones and a Considerable number of tents and about 2000 men as near as we judge (of which we Judge to be 200 hundred French)...and Saw tow [two] black flags a flying and then Night Coming on we stood into the woods ....the Indians Say they saw the French army wich is a Large Crambrey [cranberry] Pond and then Stood on and Came To ye Battow, and at Dark Sett out...On Wenesday morning got into the Camp at Lake George Israel Putnam Capt:” Israel Putnam was born in 1718 in Salem Village (now Danvers), Massachusetts to Joseph and Elizabeth Putnam, a prosperous farming Puritan family. In 1740 at the age of 22, the young Putnam moved west to Mortlake (now Pomfret), Connecticut. Putnam married twice, first to Hannah Pope in 1739, the mother of his children, and two years after her death in 1765, he married Deborah Lothrop. During the French and Indian War, as a Connecticut Provincial, he would be promoted in, in rapid succession, from second lieutenant to captain, major, lieutenant colonel and eventually colonel. As a captain of a ranger companies during 1755-1757, Putnam served with Robert Rogers (who would gain fame as the commander Rogers’ Rangers) and in one action, Putnam saved Rogers’ life. Putnam was known for his bravery and audacity in service and experienced numerous adventures and near-death occurrences. Putnam’s reputation for courage was furthered as the war went on and it was said that “Rogers always sent, but Putnam led his men to action.” A remarkable document, being a firsthand report of a ranging expedition submitted immediately upon return and completely return in Putnam’s own hand; Putnam ALS are extremely rare, especially from the French & Indian War. 40,000 - 50,000 | September 26, 2018


40 - AR ENGRAVED 14TH REGIMENT FORT PITT, FORT LIGONIER AND FORT BEFORD POWDER HORN ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN SMALL. This rare Fort Pitt powder horn is inscribed “AR” “14th R’t” “G R III” The “AR” is engraved in script in a crest surrounded by the other previously listed lettering and a panoply of arms. The following forts are named in script and illustrated with British flags flying: “Fort Pitt”, “Fort Ligonier”, and “Fort Bedford. Also shown and named are the “Allegany”, “Ohio” and “Monagahalea” rivers. There is a wavy border below the butt cap, which could be interpreted as a river bordered by trees. This horn is fitted with a domed, hardwood plug, secured with iron pins. An incomplete, three inch brass charger is attached to the spout. It has a period, leather stitched strap, attached to iron mounts. This horn measures 14 inches overall. This horn is attributed to the engraver John Small, who is believed to have worked at Fort Pitt. Condition: Good. The horn bares usual wear from use at the crest. There is also a one inch crack, with some raised flaking, in the panoply of arms. The horn has minor a hairline crack where it meets the plug. Minor abrasions from use are present throughout. 40,000 - 70,000

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41 - ENGRAVED MAP POWDER HORN OF ALEXANDER SUTHERLAND, CAPT. IN THE J.H.B. ATTRIBUTED TO THE MASTER CARVER. This horn is engraved: “ALEX’r . SUTHERLAND” “Sept’r 10th” “1761” “ALEXANDR Sutherlan__” “In the J : H : B and Captn” “Sinclair’s Com___” The map portion of this horn includes “Fort George”, “Stillwater”, “Halfmoon”, “Albany”, “Schenactdy”, “New York”, and “New London”. A very detailed Scottish Highlander drawing his basket hilted sword, as well as several masterful drawings of American cities, are engraved on this horn. British flags, masted ships with cannon, a windmill, forts, and assorted architecture. Walter attributed this horn to The Master Carver. Like all horns attributed to this hand, this example is finely and artistically executed. Walter attributed only 19 horns to this extremely skilled hand. The engraved Highlander on this horn is nearly identical to the Scottish figure found on The Master Carver attributed “Provoost” horn in this sale. A Captain John Sinclair of Archibald Montgomerie’s 77th Highland Regiment has been found on company records dating to January of 1757. This horn can be found on page 69, number 824 of Grancsay’s book “American Engraved Powder Horns”. Condition: Good, as described. Horn appears to have been shortened at some point. There is flaking and several hairline cracks but the horn is stable. There are several minor, stable edges that have lifted slightly from the horn surface. There is also the usual chipping on rings around spout and an 1/8 inch sliver is missing from the spout tip. A small insect hole near the plug. 25,000 - 50,000

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42 - POWDER HORN OF CHRISTOPHER FLANDERS MADE AT CROWN POINT, DATED 1760. This French and Indain War powder horn is engraved: “November the 6 1760” “Christopher Flanders” “his horn Made at Crown point” “G R 2”. The lettering engraved on this horn is tastefully executed in panels of dots and lines. The fort at Crown Point is pictured, along with a creative conception of the British Royal Crest, simplified to a “GR 2” contained in a panel. The crest is flanked by a unicorn and a whimsical lion. There are intertwined snakes near spout end. Large, shaded tulips and vines are also engraved. The domed, pine plug is secured with six wooden pegs. Scalloping decorates the horn where it meets the darker, recessed portion. The scalloping has a simple linear border and dots. There is a scalloped carved ring below the spout, in the faceted, recessed area. The spout tip mirrors the faceting on the rest of the spout. This horn measures 13 - 1/2 “ overall. Records show a Revolutionary War veteran by the name of Christopher Flanders who was born at “Hawke or Kingston, New Hampshire”. This horn is described by Stephen Grancsay in his 1946 book American Engraved Powder Horns on page number 52, number 331, as “Christopher Flanders his horn made at Crown Point November 6, 1760”. At the time, it was in the collection of the Valley Forge Museum, Valley Forge Pa. Condition: Very Good. This horn has a nice warm patina. The plug finial is missing and there is minor chipping on the horn at the plug. The spout also has minor notches. Much of the ring carving has been smoothed with use. 25,000 - 50,000

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43 - ENGRAVED MAP POWDER HORN INSCRIBED JAN FRASER R.H.E. (ROYAL HIGHLAND EMIGRANTS), FORT EDWARD TO CROWN POINT. This map horn is inscribed; “Jan Fraser” “R.H.E.” (Likely the 84th Royal Highland Regiment). The map on horn shows the route from “Fort EdWard” to “CroWn Point”. Other place names engraved on this map include: “Third Falls”, “Schome Creek”, “Fort Ann”, “Fort W Henry”, “Wood Creek”, “East Creck”, “Sonh Bay”, “FAll”, “East Bay”, “Todram Pend”, “Two Rocks”, “Drowred + Land”, “Ticonderoga”, and “Lake George”. It is very nicely carved with an elaborate three-tiered border design below the butt plug. Also depicted are two forts with British flags and what appears to be three redoubts. There is an extended lobe above the flat, hardwood plug. The is a darker, recessed part of the horn is engraved with the owner’s name and regiment. There are also two carved rings for strap attachment below the spout. This horn measures 13 - 1/2” overall. This horn is number 350 in Grancsay’s “checklist” of then recorded powder horns. It was previously owned by Mr. Lammot duPont Copeland, as in Stephen V. Grancsay’s “American Engraved Powder Horns,” published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1946. Ex. DuMont collection. Condition: Good. There are two areas where carving appears to have been removed. The plug appears to be original, but is not attached to the horn. The extended lobe has minor cracks. 20,000 - 40,000

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44 - RARE ENGRAVED NORTH CAROLINA MAP POWDER HORN WITH VIEW OF CHARLESTOWN, SC AND FORT JOHNSTON, OWNED BY CAPTAIN CHAS. RICHARDES. This rare North Carolina horn is inscribed: “Cap:t CHA:s FortNIN” “RiCHArdDEs. OF. Ye. 95th REGT” The locations depicted and labeled on the map portion include: “Asshley Ri.”, “STICKhoe”, “BroAD RIVer”, “ST. TEE River”, “NorTH CAroLAINA”, “ForT jOHNSTON”, “TuckoriTCh”, “ForT PIiNC. GeorGe”, “NewTOWN”, “BurNiNe TOWN”, “AllEjoy”, and “TESsANRTee”. All of the polychrome engraving on this attractive horn displays excellent knowledge of perspective and detail. The most imposing, premier image on this horn is a wonderfully executed view of Charlestown, South Carolina, sporting weathervanes, cannons and numerous buildings. It is pictured beside a depiction of Fort Johnston, flying a beautiful, well executed British Union Jack flag. Among the many images engraved on this horn there are extensive carvings of towns, forts, stags, fish, birds, an aggressive dog, a chained bear eyeing up a bird, a tulip, and a compass. This horn is fitted with a flat, wooden plug, which is surrounded by a diamond and dot decorated band on the horn. This band continues onto the two holed extended lobe. There is a wonderful banded, sawtooth border that decorates the horn at the beginning of the darker, recessed portion. Below this border is a raised ring with diagonal fluting that leads into four other carved rings. The two inch faceted spout is tipped with two carved bands. This horn measures 12 inches overall. There is a red collection number printed on the inside of the extended lobe, which reads “42 36A”. A fitted, velvet lined, burgundy case is also included. This display box is inscribed with a matching collection number, “42 36B” This horn is mentioned and described in Stephen V. Grancsay’s book “American Engraved Powder Horns on page 28 and 29, number 712. The author notes “this horn was offered for sale in London in 1926 by a Charles J. Sawyer (cf. his catalogue, no. 86, item 22, ill.)”. This horn was once the property of the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, New Jersey. Condition: Excellent. This horn shows limited wear and usage with a few minor chips at the spout and on the four carved rings. 30,000 - 60,000

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45 - (A) GENERAL “MAD” ANTHONY WAYNE’S DOCUMENTED SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK PISTOLS BY WILSON, GIVEN TO HIM BY CAPTAIN PATRICK CARR. Manufacturer: Richard Wilson Model: Flintlock Officer Caliber: Both .65 Smoothbore Barrel Length: Both 10-1/8” FFL Status: Antique This fine pair of silver mounted flintlock pistols by Richard Wilson were purchased directly from the Wayne Family descendant Anthony Wayne Ridgeway by Walter O’Connor in April of 1979. An original receipt from Ridgeway is included and states that the pistols, according to family history, were the property of General Anthony Wayne and have always been at Waynesborough, where they were always displayed over the mantle. A clipping from “The Sunday Bulletin” in Philadelphia, PA dated August 14, 1960, clearly shows the pistols on the mantle of the drawing room of “Waynesborough” with a portrait of General Anthony Wayne. The photo shows his ancestor, Mr. William Wayne and the caption states that the photo shows General Anthony Wayne’s “silver-ornamented dueling pistols are on the mantel”. Official copies of the wills of Anthony Wayne (1797), his only son Isaac Wayne (1852), and William Wayne (1933) are included. All of them list the General’s sword and pistols. After William’s death, the pistols listed became the property of Anthony Wayne Ridgeway. Anthony Wayne was born in 1745 in Chester County, Pennsylvania and he died in 1796. Anthony Wayne was an important Revolutionary War officer and statesman. Wayne adopted a military career at the beginning of the American Revolutionary War, where his military exploits and temper earned him a promotion to brigadier general and the nickname “Mad” Anthony Wayne. He later served as the Senior Officer of the U.S. Army and led the Legion of the United States. In his early life, Wayne worked as a tanner and surveyor after attending the College of Philadelphia. He won election to the Pennsylvania General Assembly and, in 1775 helped raise a Pennsylvania militia unit. During the Revolutionary War, Wayne served in the Invasion of Quebec, the Philadelphia campaign, and the Yorktown campaign. Wayne’s reputation suffered due to his defeat in the Battle of Paoli, but he was widely praised for his heroic deeds in 1779 at the Battle of Stony Point. After the war, Wayne settled in Georgia on land that had been granted to him for his service in the Revolutionary War. After briefly representing Georgia in the House of Representatives, he returned to the Army to accept command of the Northwest Indian War. His forces defeated several Native American tribes at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, and the subsequent Treaty of Greenville ended the Northwest Indian War on terms favorable to the United States. While still on active duty, Wayne died in 1796. The silver wrist escutcheons on both pistols are inscribed “Pat.Carr”, as they originally belonged to Captain Patrick (Paddy) Carr, who was notorious for hunting and killing southern loyalists throughout the Revolutionary War, especially in Georgia. Carr was well acquainted with the Indians and held a trader’s license to do business with the Cherokee Nation. He ardently despised the Tory contingent, and is reputed to have killed 100 Loyalists with his own hands during the Revolution. He was a member of the band of backwoodsmen who fought Ferguson at King’s Mountain and on the return trip to their homes when a group of nine Tories were captured and hanged on the spot. Carr was quoted at that moment the “he wished that all the trees in the forest could bear such beautiful fruit!” Paddy Carr apparently presented these pistols to Wayne as they served together at the end of 1781 in Georgia, after the Battle of Yorktown. He was an invaluable aid to General Wayne and late his neighbor, after being presented a large plantation for ousting the British. Carr was from Ireland and emigrated to America in 1767 or 1768, and became an Indian trader before commanding his militia of “Carr’s Legion” as they were known. A passage on page 200 from “Mad Anthony Wayne” by Thomas Boyd states: “...Wayne discovered that a large party of wagons of supplies were journeying down the Ogeechee trail toward Savannah. And sending Major John Habersham, Major Francis Moore, an Captain Patt Carr forward with the red lining of their coats turned inside out, the Indians, beguiled by the British color of cloth, were met and escorted to the American camp, where Wayne faced them without disguise and began to disillusion them with regard to the strength of Sir Arnold Clarke.” General Wayne, at this time, was attempting to recruit as many Indians to the American side as possible. The pistols themselves feature brass tapered barrels, swamped at the muzzles and fitted on top with silver front and rear sights. The tops are marked “LONDON” surrounded by an engraved border and the left sides have London view and proof marks, as well as “RW” for maker Richard Wilson of Minories London. The lockplates have rounded faces and tooled borders, the centers are marked “Wilson” in script. Both locks have sheet silver overlaid on their plate faces, cocks, and pans. The solid silver furniture includes sideplates featuring castle towers, arms, and flags. The triggerguard tangs and flat face of the pommel caps each have four hallmarks, including the date letter for 1771-1772 and “IK” for silversmith John Kentenber. The pommels feature relief grotesque masks. The silver wrist escutcheons feature helmets, cannons, and flags, both are inscribed “Pat. Carr” in script. The stocks are of plain English walnut and feature relief carved shells around the barrel tangs and silver end caps. The original ramrods are baleen and feature silver caps, one ramrod has the original iron worm at the tip. The barrels retain a mellowing patina and the markings are clear. The locks are in their original flintlock configuration, one retains almost 80 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 45 --- 1, 2, 5, 15, 14, 20, receipt

all of the sheet silver, with only minor losses on the pan face, while the other has all of the silver missing from its original cock, which now retains a spotted grey patina. The silver furniture is all original and retains a mostly polished surface with some scattered minor marks, dark spots, and darker patina in protected areas. The escutcheon inscriptions are excellent and clear. Unfortunately, the pistols were professionally restocked in 2008, when the original stocks, given to a friend for repair, were stolen. The replacement stocks are accurate in form and carving and retain an well-aged finish. The pistols were photographed with their original stocks and these enlarged original photos are included, as well as a copy of the Sotheby Parke Bernet Los Angeles Auction catalog of “Fine American and European Arms and Armor” from March 25, 1979, where these pistols are photographed on page 15 as lot 50 and described on page 4 as being from the Estate of Anthony Wayne Ridgeway and considered the personal property of General Anthony Wayne of Revolutionary War fame”. However, the pistols were not sold at auction, rather they were pulled and sold privately to Walter O’Connor. There is also an archive of information accompanying the pistols, including correspondence regarding the pistols between Walter O’ Connor and a Carr relative, Anthony Wayne Ridgeway, and Bill Guthman. There are a great deal of copied original letters relating to Anthony Wayne and Patrick Carr, as well as copied excerpts from books relating to these two men and a great deal of additional research done by Walter on this fine pair of pistols. These historic pistols belonged to two important patriots and Revolutionary War heroes beyond being fantastic works of art. 30,000 - 50,000 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 46 --- 8, 5, 9,

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46 - EXTENSIVE LOT OF WAYNE FAMILY DOCUMENTS INCLUDING LETTER SIGNED BY ANTHONY WAYNE. According to Walter, these are “all Anthony Wayne related documents”. There are six manuscript documents and two nineteenth century Anthony Wayne engravings. The most notable of these documents is a signed letter by General Anthony Wayne. It is reproduced below. ”Waynesborough 3rd June 1792 Dear Sir May I request the favor of you to take charge of this Estate, and assist and advise Mrs. Wayne in the direction of my concerns in General in this Quarter, and that you will be so good as to see that the Articles of Agreement with Mr. John Brown are fully complied with, as also (?) with Capt. David Wilson respecting the lime and wood contract. You were so obliging as to Offer to see that all the business at West Chester, respecting entering Satis-factions upon all the Judgements Against me should be fully settled and completed; -as life is uncertain I wish this business done the soonest possible. For which purpose as well for the direction of my concerns in this Quarter you’ll please to consider this as ample and Sufficient Authority with my best and kindest wishes for your health + happiness I am with Sincere Esteem. Your Affectionate friend + Humble Sevt AnTY Wayne CapT William Hayman” Another notable document in this lot is a reciept for Colonel Isaac Wayne for the following articles to be handed down to his nephew William N. Evens, when he reached the age of twenty one: twenty four small silver cups, one large gold medal, one large medal of the Order of Cincinnati and one gold watch all the above having belonged to General Anthony Wayne. This document is dated January 19, 1842. Also included is a letter recording the donation of a letter written by General Anthony Wayne to General Washington, detailing the affair at Stoney Point. It was donated by Colonel Isaac Wayne to the Chester County Athenaeum. This letter is dated November 20, 1832. A receipt from Philadelphia, dated July 18, 1798 is included, and notes: “ Received from Mr. Isaac Wayne 1 Pount/2/6 For advertising the formation of a Troop of Horse at Great Valley”. There is also a short note requesting the attendance of Colonel Isaac Wayne at a “Celebration of his Glorious Victory” in Rockland County. It also asks if he could bring any relics of the galant General. A Letter dated March 19, 1832 and written at West Chester is included. The Atheneaum of Chester County accepts with gratitude autographs and signatures of distinguished Revolutionary characters on correspondence of his father, the late General Anthony Wayne. Another letter written at the Waynesborough Farm in 1832 is included. Colonel Isaac Wayne is offering “autographic signatures” of several distinguished Major Generals, Brigadier Generals and Colonels of the Revolutionary War. He also offers an autographic letter of each Major General of the Pennsylvania Line. There is another short letter offering the previous letters instead of “commiting them indiscriminently to the flames”. It is dated March 14, 1832. Another letter regarding the donation of Anthony Wayne’s correspondence is included. A final letter dated February 21, 1831 from Colonel Isaac Wayne mentions “ donating his father’s telescope to the Cabinet of Natural Science located your beautiful Borough of West Chester”. Condition: Anthony Wayne letter is in pieces, with some loss. It needs to be secured. Other documents are in good condition. 500 - 1,500 | September 26, 2018


47 - (A) DOCUMENTED PAIR OF SILVER MOUNTED PISTOLS BY BARBAR WITH SHOULDER STOCK, BELONGING TO CAPTAIN ROBERT ORMES, AID-DE-CAMP TO GEN. BRADDOCK. Manufacturer: Barbar Model: Flintlock Officer Caliber: Both .67 Smoothbore Barrel Length: Both 9 - 1/2” FFL Status: Antique These silver mounted pistols bear the crest of Captain Robert Orme on both of their wrist escutcheons. Captain Robert Orme (1732-1790) served in America during the French and Indian War and distinguished himself at Fort Duquesne in 1755. Orme was General Braddock’s aid-de-camp and was wounded in the action where Braddock was killed in 1755 at the Battle of the Monongahela. After the Battle of Fort Duquesne, Captain Orme then resigned his commission and returned to England in 1756. Orme and George Washington also became close friends while serving together under Braddock and there are several examples of their correspondence confirming this friendship. The pistols feature Round steel barrels with swamped muzzles and small front sights, both barrels with chiseled relief panels on top marked “BARBAR”. The left sides of the breeches are marked with London view and proof marks, as well as “IB” for James Barbar. Round lockplate faces marked “BARBAR” in centers, professionally converted to percussion during their period of use. The hammers are scroll-engraved and the bolster faces feature floral engraving. Both feature sterling silver furniture, the rear triggerguard tang of one pistol hallmarked with date letter for 1755 and with silversmith mark of James Brooker. The wrist escutcheons both bear the crest of Robert Orme. On the back of both wrists, there is an inlaid iron escutcheon surrounding the cavity for a shoulder stock. The pistols are complete with one detachable figured walnut skeleton buttstock with iron mount and release handle. The pistols are of classic Georgian form and are stocked in partially figured walnut. There are relief-carved shells around the barrel tangs and relief panels around the lockplates and counterplates. The pistols retain period ramrods, one original and still retaining iron worm, the other a period replacement. The pistols are housed in a period English case of figured mahogany. Included is an archive of research conducted by Walter O’Connor, as well as information on Ormes and the original Sotheby & Co. catalog and prices realized from the April 16, 1974 auction of “Modern and Antique Firearms and Edged Weapons”. These pistols were sold as lot 195, from the property of A.D. Chater-House, Esq. The pistols are described as belonging to Captain Robert Orme, the great Uncle of M.D. Chater-House. The pistols are overall in very good condition. The barrels retain an even brown patina and the locks retain an even grey patina. One hammer spur has been broken off and is absent. Silver furniture is polished, darker patina in protected areas. Stocks are very good with some minor hairline cracks due to age and some scattered marks from use. Stock is very good, iron mounts retain a dark patina. The case partitions have been removed and the liner on the lid and sides shows soiling and moth damage. Exterior has scratches and scattered marks and some minor chipping at corners. This is a very important pair of historic pistols, belonging to an important and celebrated French and Indian War captain. 15,000 - 30,000

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LOT - 47 --- 1, 5, 8, 17, 23 | September 26, 2018


The following four lots were part of Francis Pfister-Bennington Battle Collection Franz Joseph von Pfister was born in Brunswick, Germany in 1740. Little is known of his early life, but his education was likely at a military school or at least included mathematics, engineering and drawing. He was commissioned as an ensign in the 1st Battalion of the 60th Regiment of Foot or “Royal American Regiment on 15 September 1758. He spent most of the French & Indian War on detached duty from his battalion, serving first as an “Assistant to the Engineers” on the 1758 Abercromby Expedition against Fort Ticonderoga, along with Lieutenant Bernard Ratzer of the same corps (with whom he would be closely associated for the remainder of his service as a military engineer). “Francis Pfister” was promoted to lieutenant in the 1st Battalion of Royal Americans on 18 September 1760 (original commission is lot ). In 1762, Pfister prepared a detailed perspective plan of Fort Ontario at Oswego, New York (now in the King’s Collection at the British Library). Although having been placed on the half-pay retirement list in 1763, both Lieutenants Ratzer and Pfister were continued on active duty as engineers with the outbreak of the so-called Pontiac Conspiracy in 1764. Writing to Colonel Henry Bouquet from Niagara on July 22nd, Captain James Dow of the 1st/60th informed his superior that “Phister and Ratzer is here” and that “I told them you wanted a C[h]art of the Falls Which they have promised toe [sic] send you”, noting that “Phister goes with us” on Colonel John Bradstreet’s forthcoming amphibious expedition against the Shawnee and Delawares of the Lake Erie basin. Following the return of Bradstreet’s force from Detroit to Niagara, Pfister was retired from military service on half-pay. On 17 March 1766, Quartermaster General Thomas Gage informed Sir William Johnson that he had “Entered into a Contract with Lt. Phister for the Transporting Every thing belonging to the King over [the Niagara Portage or] Carrying Place for L 100 Sterling p annum, and the Estimate given Me, of said Expence, amounts to L 1300 Y.C. [York Currency]. He is to live at Fort Schlosser and will also trade with the Indians, & proposes to Cultivate some Ground near the Fort for his own Use, and to maintain the Cattle.” This three-year contract was renewed on 6 March 1769 for another three years with Pfister and his partner, John Stedman (see lot ). During this same period, Pfister also obtained contracts for repairs to Fort Niagara and built the first sawmill to operate above the Falls. In late 1767, Pfister was put on active duty again as a lieutenant in the Royal Americans, where he served as post engineer at Niagara and numerous plans of the works at Fort Niagara prepared by Pfister during the late 1760s-1773 can be found in the King’s Map Collection at the British Library. By 1770, Pfister was not only successful in his career, but also in matrimony, having married Ann Macomb, daughter of John Macomb of Hoosick, merchant, Albany County judge, and significant landholder . Resigning and selling his commission in late 1773, Pfister relocated his family to the Hoosick Valley the following year, having obtained a significant land grant there from his military service in the late French & Indian War, where he was later joined by his father-in-law.

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During the summer of 1776, both men were accused of Tory sympathies and activities, but were paroled to their homes by the Albany Committee of Safety. The following year, Pfister and Macomb secretly recruited some 500 men to the Royal standard in the Hampshire Grants, as the British Army under General Burgoyne made it way down the Lake George-Hudson Valley corridor. Pfister and 318 Loyalists joined a strong foraging column of 800 Germans and Loyalists under Colonel Frederik Baum when that force reached the Hoosick Valley in mid- August of 1777. On August 16, Pfister was mortally wounded at the “Tory Redoubt” (the construction of which he is said to have supervised) when Baum’s force was attacked at its defensive position near the Walloomscoick River crossing by a superior force of Patriots in what has come to be known as the battle of Bennington (present-day Vermont). Pfister was taken to a house one and a half miles from the battlefield by one Jonathan Armstrong, where both he and Colonel Baum--also mortally wounded-- expired within the next 48 hours. According to an mid-19th century history of Bennington, Jonathan Armstrong was “a volunteer from the vicinity of Bennington, and into whose hands there fell, as the spoils of war, a portion of his [Pfister’s] baggage, among which was found his commission, on parchment, as “Lieutenant in His Majesty’s Sixtieth...Foot” ...signed by Sir Jeffery Amherst; a set of draughting instruments, and a map of the rout from St. Johns through lakes Champlain and George and along the Hudson to New York.” It was noted that as of 1860, “These relics are in the possession of the Hon. L. B. Armstrong of Dorset, a grandson of the soldier into whose hands they fell on the battle field.” These artifacts, along with related Armstrong Revolutionary War memorabilia, remained in family hands until the 20th century and eventually became part of Mr. O’Connor’s important collection of Americana. | September 26, 2018


48 - FRANCIS PFISTER’S FOLDING MAP FROM OF THE HUDON RIVER CORRIDOR, COMPLETE WITH MAP CASE, CIRCA 1758. 18” x 14”. PFISTER, Francis (1740-1777). Untitled manuscript map [A Survey of the Hudson River, Lakes George and Champlain commencing at New York City and from thence to St. Johns] on 3 sheets, ink and graphite with watercolor wash. Not dated, but approximately 1758 with possible later additions. Approximate scale 1:633,600 (10 miles to 1 inch). 3 sheets of laid paper, each sheet approximately 15 x 9 1/4 inches and cut into six sections for ease of folding, then mounted to linen backing; with its original pressboard traveling case, approximately 4 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 1 inch, covered in buff silk and bearing decorative edging and inscription in black ink, ‘MAP FROM NEW-YORK to St. JOHN’S.’ WITH one drafting divider/compass of brass, 2.5 inches H--all that remains today of Pfister’s captured drafting set. This highly important, manuscript map of the Hudson River corridor from New York City to St. Johns, Quebec is undoubtedly the map that Pfister had with him on campaign when mortally wounded at the battle of Bennington. It was taken from his saddlebags, along with his commission, papers and a set of drawing instruments, by Jonathan Armstrong, a Patriot volunteer from Dorset involved in the attack on the Tory Redoubt. A “map of the rout from St. Johns through lakes

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LOT - 48 --- 1,2, 3, 4, 6

Champlain and George, and along the Hudson to New York” was still in the possession of Armstrong’s grandson in 1860, which was described as being “in three parts for the convenience of folding and use, the whole being about 4 feet long by 10 inches wide.” It was that the “lakes and rivers are colored and whole is so neatly and accurately done with a pen as to be scarcely distinguishable from a fine engraving.” While cataloging this map, a study was made of other known contemporary maps, both printed and manuscript, to determine whether this map was an original work prepared by Pfister or a copy of another known map. Two extant maps are clearly closely related: 1) A [printed] map of the Province of New-York reduc’d from the large drawing of that Province, compiled from actual surveys by order of His Excellency William Tryon, Esqr., Captain General & Governor of the same, by Claude Joseph Sauthier; to which is added New Jersey. London: William Faden, 1776 and 2) A survey of Lake Champlain, from Crown Point to Windmil Point, and from thence to St. Iohns. This latter manuscript map, rendered in ink and watercolor, was executed in 1762 by William Brasier, then serving as “Deputy Draughtsmen in the Ordnance Office (a later version of this map was published in London by Sayer & Bennet in 1776). Brasier, a civilian draughtsmen and surveyor in British employ, was also involved in the preparation of the Sauthier map of 1776. It should be noted that Brasier had earlier served as an assistant to Ratzer, Pfister and other engineer officers during the late war with France. The third or upper sheet of the Pfister map, depicting Lake Champlain to St. Johns, is nearly identical to the Brasier map of 1762 and it is very likely that both originated from earlier surveys conducted during the war involving all three mapmakers. While the two lower sheets of the Pfister manuscript map share similarities to the Sauthier-Brasier printed map of 1776, there are enough differences and discrepancies in terms of what is respectively mapped and labeled, that make it quite clear that the Pfister map is not derivative, but rather an original, related work. Pfister completed his beautiful, finished map from earlier surveys and mapping efforts, much of it probably gathered firsthand during both his military service and later land deals as a civilian. For example, the second sheet of Pfister’s map depict the Hoosick Valley and the Hampshire Grants in far greater detail than other contemporary maps--almost certainly derived from survey and mapping work of the military land grants and other properties acquired by him along the present-day New York-Vermont border. One of the most important and visually-compelling, manuscript maps of the Revolutionary War epoch to surface in decades. 50,000 - 75,000 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 49 --- 1,

49 - PFISTER’S 1760 COMMISSION AS LIEUTENANT IN THE 60TH OR ‘ROYAL AMERICAN’ REGIMENT. AMHERST, Jeffery (1717-1797), as Commander in Chief. Manuscript document signed (“Jeff Amherst”), ink on parchment sheet ( 9 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches), “By His Excellency Jeffery Amherst Esqr. Major General & Commander in Chief of all His Majesty’s Forces in North America &ca &ca to Francis Pfister Gent. By Virtue of the Power and Authority given by His Majesty, I Do hereby ...Appoint You to be His Majesty’s Sixtieth, or Royal American Regt. of Foot of Whereof I am Colonel in Chief....Given at Montreal this Eighteenth day of September [1760].... Docketed on recto: ‘60th Regt./ Lieut. Francis Pfister/ 18th. September 1760”. Folds, remnants of original wax and paper seal on upper LH corner. Pfister’s promotion from ensign to lieutenant for meritorious service, which largely consisted of engineering and cartographic duties during the 1759 expedition against Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point and the taking of Montreal in 1760. 2,000 - 3,000

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LOT - 50 --- 5, 4, 3

50 - 1769 CONTRACT RENEWAL TO OPERATE THE NIAGARA CARRYING PLACE FOR THE CROWN. Manuscript document, ink on laid paper, 6 pages on three folio sheets (each 12 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches) ”Whereas the Carrying Place at Niagara, situated between the Lakes Ontario and Erie in the Province of New York in North America is a Post of Great Consequence for the Passage of Troops, Stores and Provisions for His Majesty’s Service, but also for the Transportation of Merchandize to, and from new York or Canada and the upper Lakes....And Whereas Lieut. Thomas Gamble Assistant Deputy Quarter Master General in North America, Contracted with Lieut. Francis Pfister & the said John Stedman for the Term of three years from the Sixth day of March 1766 Whereby the said Pfister and Stedman under Certain Conditions and Allowances were to Transport Stores and Provisions for the Use of His Majesty’s Service over the said Carrying Place which said Contract was renewed for the Term of Three Years to End the Sixth Day of March 1772....” The contract renewal is made by Gamble “By Order of His Excellency The Honorable Thomas Gage Esq: Commander in Chief North America with Pfister and Stedman. The body of the document lays out, in seven, detailed clauses or articles , the expected services, stipulations of operation, and allowances to accrue to contractors under which said contract renewal is to be governed. Note: the seventh and final page of this contract, which apparently consisted of the closing of the seventh clause and the appended signatures of all parties, is missing. 2,500 - 4,500 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 51 --- 1,

51 - ‘GREEN MOUNTAIN BOY’ JONATHAN ARMSTRONG’S 1775 APPOINTMENT AS SERGEANT EASTON, James (1728-1796), as colonel upon Continental service; autograph document signed (ADS), dated ‘Crown Point/ July 1st: 1775”; one page, quarto sheet (9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches), ink on laid paper, some separation at the folds. With fringed leather “possbles” bag with original leather cord, 7.5 x 5 inches that is most likely associated with Jonathan Armstrong, although a note in Mr. O’Connor’s hand states that it belonged to Francis Pfister (although upon what authority is unknown). 2 pieces. On May 1, 1775, Captain Edward Mott from Connecticut met with Major John Brown and Colonel James Easton at the latter’s tavern in Pittsfield to make initial plans to seize badly needed artillery and munitions from the British garrison at Fort Ticonderoga. The initial force consisted of Mott’s 16 Connecticut volunteers, plus additional Berkshire men recruited from Easton’s Massachusetts militia regiment, which joined forces with volunteers from the Green Mountain Boys of the Hampshire Grants six days later. The entire force was placed under command of Ethan Allen of the Green Mountain Boys, with Easton as second-in-command. The force, numbering some 180 men, was divided, with the main force of some 140 men under Allen and Easton, marched towards Fort Ti (captured on the evening of May 10th). Captain Samuel Herrick’s company of volunteers, including Jonathan Armstrong (1743-1826), headed to the Loyalist settlement of Skenesborough (Whitehall) at the south end of Lake George, to seize the shipyard and sawmill, which was captured on the morning of the 11th. Herrick, Armstrong and most of the company sailed for Ticonderoga later that day aboard a captured schooner, christened Liberty. There they remained in garrison, until sent to occupy Crown Point. Easton later traveled to Boston to inform the Provincial Congress of the capture of the lake posts and returned later that summer, now a colonel in the Continental forces and bearing orders to recruit men for his new regiment, the initial corpus of which was formed from Herrick’s company at Crown Point. The earliest, and certainly one of only a handful of documents to survive from Easton’s Regiment of 1775, is this military appointment , “To Mr. Jonathan Armstrong, Confiding in Your Loyalty to Your Country and Your Good Conduct, I Do hearby Constitute and Appoint you to do the Dewty [sic] of the Second Serg[ean]t in Capt. Samuel Herrick’s Companey, Commanding the Soldiers to Obey you as Such and You to Conform Your Self to the Rules of the Commanding or other Superior officers for Which This Shall be Your Sufficient Warrant. Given under my hand The Day and Date above} [signed] James Easton Colo[nel]”. Colonel Easton, Captain Herrick, newly-promoted Sergeant Armstrong and the rest of the skeleton regiment sailed north from Crown Point a few days later and took part in the captures of the St. Johns, Fort Chambly and eventually, Montreal. With the expiration of their enlistments on 1 January 1776, most of these survivors of the brutal Canadian campaign made their ways homeward from Canada, Armstrong among them. Now 32, he was war-weary, having first “seen the elephant” as a teenager serving in the Connecticut Provincials, one of four soldiers from his company to return from Cuba after the taking of Havana in 1762. Like his former commanders Easton and Herrick, Armstrong was a Connecticut native, Norwich-born, but moved to the Hampshire Grants in search of land and better opportunities. When the German and Loyalist forces under Baum marched on Bennington in August 1777, he responded one last time to the call for arms--fighting as an unattached volunteer in the attack on the Tory Redoubt on August 16th. That fall, Armstrong moved to the fledgling settlement of Dorset in Bennington County (Vermont) and became an active member of the community, raising a sizeable family there. An incredibly rare grouping of a Green Mountain Boy involved in the Ticonderoga and Canadian expeditions of 1775, as well as the decisive battle of Bennington two years later. 3,500 - 5,500

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52 - (A) DOCUMENTED 1803 DATED JOHN BRADY LEHIGH PERCUSSION KENTUCKY RIFLE WITH INDIAN SIDEPLATE AND MAP PATCHBOX. Manufacturer: Lehigh County Model: Kentucky Longrife Caliber: .48 smoothbore Barrel Length: 46 - 5/8” FFL Status: Antique This rifle, dated 1803, and inscribed “John Brady” on the patchbox lid, is the only Kentucky Longrifle known with a map engraved on the patchbox. This rifle is featured in an article by Walter O’Connor in the 2014 Winter Edition of “American Tradition” as well as an article in the “KRA Bulletin”. The article is titled, “The John Brady Rifle: Its Map Patchbox And Related Accouterments” and features this rifle on pages 4-14. The original owner of this rifle was John Brady Jr., who was born in 1762 near Shippensburg, in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was the fourth son of the famous Captain John Brady of noble Irish descent. When Washington moved his army to the banks of the Brandywine in 1777, John Brady Jr. was by his father’s side with a rifle in his hands and greatly distinguished himself. Returning home to protect the Muncy frontiers, Captain Brady was ambushed and killed by Indians while en route with supplies from Fort Muncy to his own refuge on April 11, 1779. John Brady Jr. was married in 1785 and went on to become sheriff of Northumberland County in 1794. During his three year term, he was in the Whiskey rebellion, and a vivid account of the fiasco is recorded in the annals of Northumberland. He died in 1809 and is buried in Lewisberg, Pennsylvania. His rifle has graceful lines but is notably plain and utilitarian. It was evidently given to him in 1803 and remains well preserved today. The underside of the barrel is marked “J.W.”. Though it is void of carving and inlay, except for a simple crescent moon on the cheekrest. It exhibits one bit of decoration which makes it unique and distinguishes it from all other Kentucky rifles known to collectors. Engraved upon its 9-1/2” four piece brass patchbox is a quaint map depicting the waterways, villages and fortifications which figured so decisively in the life and times of its owner. This was a mode of art which customarily adorned the powder horn and assisted the traveler. The patchbox is also inscribed “JOHN BRADY/ 1803 At/Muncy” and features a compass on the lid. Patchbox depicts the Susquehanna River, Shamokin Creek, Shamokin, Fort Augusta, Sunbury, North Branch, Shamokin Island, Chillisqueque Creek, Warrior Run, Muncy Creek, Fort Muncy, and several other small creeks. The brass side plate features a deer and an Indian paddling down river in a canoe with a rocker panel border around the perimeter. There is a small vacant brass escutcheon and a pinned unengraved toeplate. The partially figured full length maple stock is of classic Lehigh County form and features a Roman nose buttstock. The lock has sprigs of engraving at the tail and was converted to percussion during the rifles period of use. The rifle is in very good condition. The octagonal barrel retains a dark brown patina and still shows deep rifling. Only some minor corrosion at the breech. The lock is crisp and functions well, retaining a dark patina matching that of the barrel. All of the brass furniture retains a dark unpolished patina. The stock is excellent with no restoration and shows only a few scattered marks from use. The accessories associated with this rifle include: A) Panther’s tooth found in the rifle’s patchbox with a period note that reads “Panther’s Tooth Captured by one of the Brady Family”. B) An antler handled knife with traces of “Warranted” on blade and a note which reads “Found on the site of the Brady Stockade by William McCarty son of Benjamin McCarty about the year 1790. received from the widow of William McCarty 1872 by his son George McCarty and is still in the family”, signed Harry McCarty, Muncy PA. C) A wrapped eye ax made from a Swiss planer blade and described in a note dated 1879, which reads “Tomahawk supposed to of been made from an old sweedish plane iron by the Indians. Was found by S.G. Cartledge in 1862 with other Indian curiosities including Pikes made from bayonets, crows feet, axes, arrow heads, at old Fort Brady at the junction of the West-branch of the Susquehanna and Muncy Creek Lycoming Co, Pennsylvania, 1879.” D) A portion of a 1777 pay receipt signed by Captain John Brady (one of only two known signatures for him) and written in his hand. E) An old note found in the barrel, which describes the rifle when it was a part of the John Laidacker Collection. F) Letter in the hand of John Jr.’s brother, Hugh Brady (1768-1851) recommending a Junior Officer for promotion, and G) A 1780 dated delivery to Bedford, Pennsylvania of supplies, listing Sam Brady. The rifle includes an archive of research, provenance, and historical information on the rifle, the Brady family, and Muncy. Included is an original copy of the limited edition (only 150) 1891 printed “Sketches of the Life and Indian Adventures of Captain Samuel Samuel Brady”, a copy of the “American Tradition” magazine featuring this group of items, a hand-drawn rendering of the map on the patchbox by Walter O’Connor, many old photographs of the rifle and accessories, and copies of information pertaining to the Brady family and Muncy. This is an outstanding group of historic items that have been extensively researched and well-preserved. 8,000 - 15,000

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LOT - 52 --- 1, 3, 6, 29, 10, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 30 | September 26, 2018


53 - ENGRAVED POWDER HORN OF ELIJAH SHARP, DATED 1759, FORT EDWARD, “DEFIANCE TO THE PROUD FRENCH”. This Fort Edward horn is inscribed: “Fort Edward - June 17 : 1759 - Elijah Sharp” “His - horn Succefs to the Brittifh Arms” “My : Powder : With : my : Brother : Ball : we : Herow : Like : do” “Conquer : all” “Our : Duke : is : a Bold Commander” “this is Defiance” “To the Proud French” “Goos & Fox” This horn is extensively decorated with animals, panels and abstract, wavy lines. The artwork is of a generally high caliber. Animals included on this horn are a mythical griffin, alligator, birds, deer, fox, goose and a well executed dog. There is a hunter who appears to be shooting a fox, which is chasing a goose. There is a blank cartouche with some shading above a cityscape with a shooting cannon. A simple herringbone type border is located below the scalloping at the beginning of the recessed portion of the horn. A simple border is also found at the plug end with a series of shaded half circles on the lobe. The very slightly domed, pine butt plug is attached with iron pins. There are six iron brads that remain on the plug with pieces of the original strap still attached. The horn measures 13 - 1/2 “ overall. This horn was recorded and drawn, in a stylized manner to showcase its engraving, by Rufus Grider on February 25, 1888 (Drawing F.W. 127). Grider lived in Lititz, PA and travelled extensively in the late nineteenth century to record horns of note. A color copy of this drawing is included. The horn is found in Grancsay’s “American Powder Horns” on page 67, number 764. Condition: Very Good. Horn has a nice patina on all surfaces. There is slight crazing and darkness around the engraving of an insect, as well as a small area above the cannon, probably from water damage. 30,000 - 60,000

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54 - SIGNED JACOB GAY POWDER HORN OF JOHN MCKEEN, DATED 1759, EX. GUTHMAN, DUPONT COLLECTIONS. This folk art horn is inscribed: “ CAptn IOHN McKEEN” “Jacob gay hand” “July 6 1759” “TEK CAR OF Your HED” (According to Walter, the engraver advises this horn’s owner to ‘watch his scalp’) “Couonoto 1777 (?)” (This inscription is in a different and later hand) The British Coat of Arms is whimsically engraved with Jacob Gay’s distinctive and expressive lion. In a panel under the seal, Gay has carved the owner’s name with several wonderful faces and designs, illuminating the letters. A panel under the name plate shows a rare depiction of a detailed file of nine soldiers wearing mitre caps. Six of the soldiers are marching or preparing to present arms. The lead group of three soldiers appear to be in the typical British formation and are pictured shooting at a well dressed Indian, who is returning fire from behind a tree. Some other images included on this horn are a large, whimsical four legged animal which appears to be pawing at an unknown bird roosted at the top of a tree, and a stag. A partial border of organic shapes and foliage is present at both ends of the raised part of the horn. There is also a crudely drawn soldier or Indian holding a sword by an unknown hand. Another well detailed image of a mitre capped soldier, who is depicted smoking what appears to be clay pipe and brandishing a longarm is present, and possibly of a different hand. This horn is fitted with a flat, pine butt cap. It is missing its finial and is surrounded by a sawtooth horn border, which protrudes above the cap. The cap is secured by two iron pins. There is a crudely scalloped border at the beginning of the darker, recessed portion of the horn. Below the spout are two rings for a carrying strap. This horn measures 11 inches overall. The horn is signed by its carver, the skilled Jacob Gay. There is a John McKeen who was born April 13, 1714 in Ireland and died October 9, 1793, aged 79 years. He died at Londonderry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire and is buried at the Forest Hill Cemetery East Derry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. This horn is pictured and described on page 28, plate 22 of John DuMont’s book “American Engraved Powder Horns”. A similar signed Jacob Gay horn is pictured and described on page 89 of Tom Grinslade’s book “Powder Horns”. Jacob Gay carved the horn pictured at “CAMbRIDG”. Condition: Very Good, as described. This horn displays a beautiful, mellow, honey toned patina. All of the images are intact and discernable, although in some cases a bit worn, as would be expected. The finial, which would have been attached to the plug, is no longer present. There are several areas of damage to the sawtooth border at the butt cap end of the horn. A one inch hairline crack also exists at this location. There is a half inch area of chipping on one of the rings below the spout, as well as other minor abrasions. Half of the spout tip is missing for approximately one inch from the tip. This edges of this breakage have become smooth. 20,000 - 50,000

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55 - JACOB GAY ATTRIBUTED POWDER HORN ENGRAVED WITH ANIMALS AND BRITISH CREST, DATED 1802. The central image on this horn appears to be a large, upside down shield shape, which is intertwined with two turkeys. There is a date of “1802” below the shield, which was carved deeper and possibly later. This central image is flanked on both sides by what appears to be a fanciful lion and leopard. These animal figures are standing on a panel of geometric shapes, terminating in a heart and floral spray. This horn also displays labeled images of several animals, which include a “BEAR”, “APE”, “OUNCE”, “THE LAMIA”, and “WHITE BEAR”. Unlabeled animals include a hare and an unknown four legged beast. This horn features neat scalloping at the beginning of the darker, recessed portion of the horn. There is a carved ring below the slender, cannon barreled spout. The slightly domed, pine butt plug is secured with iron pins. There are three holes and two nails remaining on the top of the plug, which were used to secure the strap. This horn measures 12 inches overall. Walter attributed this horn to carver Jacob Gay. In this sale, there is a signed Jacob Gay horn which belonged to John McKeen and is dated 1759. Condition: Very Good. This horn displays a nice mellow patina. Minor nicks and abrasions are present on the ring below the spout. Three minor hairline cracks are located at the spout. Otherwise, there is the usual minor wear from use. 8,000 - 18,000

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56 - DIMINUTIVE POWDER HORN OF JOHN LENORD, DATED APRIL 1777 AND ATTRIBUTED TO JACOB GAY. This diminutive horn is inscribed: “John” “LENORD” “His Horn April” “1777” The central motif on this horn is John Lenord’s name and information in a decorative panel. It is flanked by a wonderfully envisioned lion and a four legged animal (?). These figures, along with the decorative panel, are surrounded by vines and foliage. This panel is topped by two hares and a tree, on which several birds are perched alongside what appears to be two squirrels. Flanking this tree, there is a menacing colonist with a pistol aimed at an Indian, who is returning the favor with a bow and arrow. The other theme on this horn is a grouping of seven running animals, with the first initial above each animal, excepting the “WASOC” and “CAT”. There is fine scalloping at both the beginning of the recessed portion and at the flat pine plug. The plug, which is attached with wooden pins, is carved with the initials “IL”. At the plug end of the horn, there is a petite lobe that extends about 1/4 of an inch from the scalloped edge. There are two rings below the faceted spout. This horn measures 8 inches overall. Walter attributed this this horn to the carver Jacob Gay. Records show there was a John Leonard Sr who was born 29 Aug 1739 in Sadsbury, Chester, Pennsylvania. He served as a Colonel in the Revolutionary War, according to a 1775 dated document and died on 23 Oct 1812 in Clinton, Ohio. Condition: Excellent. There is a fine hairline crack between the two holes on the lobe. 10,000 - 20,000

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LOT - 57 --- 1, 7, 6, 5

57 - POWDER HORN ATTRIBUTED TO THE MASTER CARVER ENGRAVED WITH DETAILED MILITARY SCENES. A beautifully executed and well designed horn with intricate details. This horn has been known in the collecting community because of its image of a soldier with a lady in a compromising position. The horn is inscribed “W R : S.” “in : c : s. c. Y” “H B.” This has been determined that this probably stands for “William R. Sutherland in Captain Sinclair’s (77th Highlanders) Ye Highland Battalion.” See the Alexander Sutherland powder horn in this sale, also attributed to The Master Carver. This other horn has a similar inscription, but completely written out, rather than abbreviated. Additional images engraved on this horn include a Highlander with basket- hilted sword, Indians with weapons and a British flag. A horseman and hounds, along with Hussars/mounted soldiers with swords drawn are also engraved. There is a fort with a British flag at the spout and another palatial building at the butt end. A six horse drawn wagon and a wonderfully detailed insect are also pictured. This horn is fitted with a nicely patinated, domed butt cap with an iron staple. The plug is secured with eight wooden pegs. The horn measures 10 - 1/2 “ overall. This is one of 19 known horns, which Walter attributed to the skilled hand of The Master Carver. This horn was included in James E. Routh, Jr’s presentation “American Engraved Powder Horns” found in Bulletin Number 42 of The American Society of Arms Collectors from Spring 1980. According to Routh, “this horn may have belonged to a member of Archibald Montgomery’s Highland Regiment which was active in New York during the French and Indian War. The engraved design is European in concept. Incongruous are figures of Indians sandwiched between Scotts, Turks and European castles. Letters engraved on the horn are as yet undeciphered.” Ex. Joe Kindig. Condition: Excellent, as described. Beautiful honey colored patina. Horn appears to have had a charger at the spout, which is now missing. There is chipping and small hairline cracks at the tip. It also appears to have had an extended lobe which is now missing. 20,000 - 40,000

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58 - ROGER’S RANGERS 1757 COMMISSION AND TWO POWDER HORNS OF RANGER CHARLES BULKELEY, PURCHASED DIRECTLY FROM HIS DESCENDANTS. Lot is comprised of: the original 1757 military commission of Charles Bulkeley as a Captain in Roger’s Rangers; his small powder (priming) horn baring his initials inscribed in a circle, and a small priming horn belonging to Joseph Bulkeley, bearing his initials stamped on the butt cap and a hex sign engraved on the front. Charles Bulkeley was born in Concord, Mass., to a Captain Joseph Bulkeley and a Silence Jeffery on October 28, 1724. By occupation he was a joiner, living on land handed down from his ancestors. According to Walter’s notes, 1st Lieutenant Charles Bulkeley served in Captain Phineas Osgood’s company of Colonel Winston’s Regiment. With this unit, he served on the Eastern Front from April 23 through October 1, 1754. His service there totaled five months, three weeks and one day. In 1755 he continued service under Captain Osgood in the Nova Scotia Campaign. The Third Company of Roger’s Rangers, of which Charles Bulkeley served as an officer, was formed in December of 1756. At the time Bulkeley was a Lieutenant under the command of Captain Humphrey Hobbs. He received this rank September 1, 1756. On April 25, 1757 Bulkeley was promoted to the rank of Captain. There is an extant roster of Captain Charles Bulkeley’s Company, a copy of which can be found in Volume VI, Number 1 of “The Bulletin of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum” from January, 1941. A copy is also provided with this lot along with additional information about Bulkeleys and Roger’s Rangers, including copies of the “Bulkeley Papers”. These extensive papers originally belonged to Captain Charles Bulkeley and were found in the attic of his original house and donated to the Littleton Historical Society June 17, 1909. In March of 1758, Captain Bulkeley and his men, who were quartered on an island near Fort Edward marched toward Fort

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Ticonderoga with snow shoes, as it was estimated that the snow was four feet deep in the mountains. On March 13th a group of approximately 96 Native Americans were spotted by forward scouts and the troops prepared for battle. After an initial skirmish, the Rangers believed the enemy to be defeated, however, they then came up against the main body of the force, some 700 Canadians and Indians. The Rangers were forced to retreat, losing a number of men, including Captain Bulkeley and a good portion of his company. This battle is now known as the Battle of Roger’s Rock. Charles’ father was Captain Joseph Bulkeley, born at Concord Mass., on the 7th of September 1670. He died at Littleton, Mass., the 24, September 1748. It is possible the horn initialed “J . B”, belonged to him. According to a receipt and a group of photographs taken at the time, Walter acquired this commission and pair of horns from a descendant of the Bulkeleys, Sylvia Priest Landini of Littleton, Massachusetts. Walter noted that the minute book of Rogers Rangers was also found in the old Bulkeley homestead. The initials “C B” are inscribed in a double lined circle. Overall, this horn has a greenish tint. The flat, pine butt plug of this horn is attached with wooden pins. There are two vacant holes on the top of this plug. The rather large spout is faceted. This horn measures 8 “ overall. Condition: Very Good. A minor chip is located at the plug. (C) There is a hex sign or pin wheel type decoration, with six leaves and stippling in the negative space. The plug appears to be branded in four places with the initials, “J. B”. It is secured with four wooden pins. There is a carved convex ring, which creates the spout. Horn measures 6 - 1/2 inches. Condition: Good. There is a one inch crack that terminates in a 3/8 inch chip at the plug. 20,000 - 40,000 | September 26, 2018


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59 - ROBERT ROGERS REPORTS ON WESTERN INDIAN AFFAIRS TO SIR WILLIAM JOHNSON. 17” x 14 - 1/2”. ROGERS, Robert (1731-1795), autograph letter signed as governor of Michilimackinac, to Sir William Johnson at Johnson Hall, dated 23 September 1766. 2 pages, folio, with free franked cover “On His Majestys Service”. Light toning and some separating at the folds. In 1765 famous American partisan Robert Rogers, formerly major-commandant of His Majesty’s Corps of Rangers during the French & Indian War and now a half-pay captain, voyaged to England to obtain pay for his services during the French & Indian War and the late, so-called Pontiac Conspiracy (1763-1764). He hoped to capitalize on his celebrity, converting his fame as a frontier partisan (rejuvenated by recent publication of both his Journals and A Concise Account of North America) into some prestigious and lucrative appointment in North America. While in London seeking patronage and position, he wrote the play Ponteach: or the Savages of America, significant as an early American drama and for its sympathetic portrayal of American Indians. His publications enjoyed moderate success, as did his presence about town and he was able to gain an audience with King George III, where he successfully lobbied to obtain appointment to the governorship of Michilimackinac, at the juncture of Lakes Michigan and Huron, as well as a captain’s commission on active service. Rogers and his wife Elizabeth undertook the harrowing travel west, arriving at Michilimackinac on 10 August 1766. He immediately immersed himself in his new duties with considerable zeal, especially with regard to native American relations. In this important letter, possibly the first report relating to his administration of Indian affairs to Johnson, he acknowledges yesterday’s receipt of Johnson’s letter of July 25th, congratulating him “that the Treaty with M. Ponteac &c. has ended so much to your Satisfaction--certain I am that this Treaty prevented an Indian War” He notes that the “Indians hereabouts have mostly all visited me, and it gives me no Small Concern that I have been under an unavoidable necessity of giving them so much, but really I have not given them a Sixpence but what I Judged and the Officers here concurred with me absolutely requisite for the good of the Service, for which reason I doubt not you will excuse the Largeness of the Account....The Indians are mostly gone to their Wintering in good Temper & well Satisfied.” However, he notes that there are “Belts coming daily among them from the Spaniards, some of which are delivered to me... and once more beg leave to mention that an uneasiness too visible in the the sole Occasion of the Accompts being Swelled to such a Pitch, and that the Occasion has been such that I have been rather Sparing than Lavish in my Donations as the numbers that have resorted to me have been very great.” He sends Mrs. Rogers regards to Sir William and notes that “I have a peaceable Garrison and a good understanding with the Officers as well as the Indians, and I am daily more & more delighted with this Country (not mentioned to Johnson was the fact that the new governor had dispatched an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage only a week earlier). Rogers closes with a flattering plea “for the Continuance of your good Offices to me at Home....” An important, unpublished letter by Rogers at a point in time when it appeared that the world was his oyster, just before a series of events that would ruin him, it is also the first ALS by Rogers to appear at auction since 1949. 35,000 - 45,000 112 | September 26, 2018

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60 - WAR HERO MAJOR ROBERT ROGERS ACCUSED OF TREASON AND CONFINED AT MICHILIMACKINAC. 17 - 1/4” x 14 - 1/2”. CHRISTIE, John, as Lieutenant in the 60th or Royal Americans, autograph letter signed to Sir William Johnson, dated Michilimackinac, 24 February 1768. 5 pages, folio, with some marginal and text loss due to rodent graze(?), light tonining, otherwise fine. Docketed on recto of final sheet, “From Lt. Christie concern[in]g. Majr. Rogers Proceedings since Confinement.” Lord Jeffery Amherst had been superceded by Thomas Gage (hitherto Quartermaster General), as commander in chief of the British forces in America. Gage was politically aligned with Sir William Johnson, the powerful Superintendent of Indian Affairs and his deputy, former frontier trader William Croghan. All three resented the fact that Rogers had essentially gone over their heads to obtain such an enviable appointment--for Michilimackinac was essentially the gateway to the northern fur trade. They could not replace Roberts without good reason and by 1767, seem to have determined upon a plan of action that might lead to Rogers’ replacement, instructing trusted officers and agents at or dealing with Michilimackinac to essentially spy on Rogers and report back to them. Unaware of Gage and Johnson’s plotting, Rogers saw the need for peace and unity on the frontier, and in addition to his Indian negotiations and gifts, he began to cultivate the friendship and loyalty of the settlement, largely British and French traders and habitants of French extraction. Rogers dreamed of a vast interior British colony or province, to be administered by himself as governor and Privy Council reporting to the King’s ministers, largely circumventing the local authority of Gage and Johnson. Meanwhile, Gage and Johnson’s supporters in the garrision hiearchy, especially Benjamin Roberts, Johnson’s agent who arrived in June 1757, reported on Rogers’ activities--real and imagined-and “lavish” expenditures, allowing them to defame Rogers, portraying him as an profligate opportunist and possibly a traitor to the Crown. On 6 December 1767, Captain Frederick Spiesmacher with a file of soldiers from the Royal Americans, under authority of an order received from General Gage, arrested Rogers on the parade ground and confined him in irons. What follows is Christie’s narrative report, in form of a letter, from this point forward: ”In my last from this I informed you that Major Rogers was Confined For Treason by General Orders. he at that time seemd. to submit to his fate, saying he had it in his power to satisfy the world of his innocence and Loyalty to his King.” ”As subtill as Hell itself as this traitor been [missing] happy are we here who have found out his Treacherous D[esigns] as You’ll see by his behaviour since his Confinement

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....about the last of January a Canadian...came privatley [sic] to Capt. Spiesmacher told him he had a secret of the greatest Consequence...but wanted his Honour in pledge as he thought his life might be in danger from the soldiers and Others if he was known...he then informed him that Major Rogers had sent him several Messages by his former servant David Fullerton soldier in the 2d. Battn. 60th Regiment to do what he could to save his life, that the Major was in the French interest and would make his Fortune if he would befriend him [the informant asked Roger’s servant] how many Friends he had in the Garrison to assist Rogers his designs of getting his Liberty [to which Fullerton stated that] ...all the soldiers in the Garrison Except three or Four, one man of the Artillery and Lt. Christies servant.” ”The Night after....the Major then begd. him to get Savages in his interest to decoy the Commandant and Lieut. Christie out of the Fort to ride in a Careole or other ways take them prisoners” Christie continues in great detail describing elements of the purported escape and betrayal plot of Rogers and the methods Christie undertook to discover and prevent it, noting that “I gave my honour in Pledge that Rogers should not break from his Confinement till all was brought to Light, I could not at this time trust the Troops Even those on duty, the want of Sleep and other Nourishment for six days and nights so Fatigue’d me that I have scarce recovered yet.” Eventually, Christie and Spiesmacher privately confront Fullerton who “burst into Tears begd. for his life Cursing Rogers and spouse and Confided his Treacherous Designs as above taken upon oath...and Serjeant McMurray, Rogers and he is now in Irons and men to Guard them in their different apartments day and night till the Vessel arrives [later that spring, when Rogers was to be sent eastward for trial.” It would not be until 20 October 1768 that Rogers could confront his accusers in a court martial convened at Montreal. Although acquitted of all charges eleven days later, Rogers was kept in prison by Gage until February 1769 and did not fully gain his freedom until June, when a letter was received from London that signified the King’s approval of the court’s findings. Gage refused to reinstate Rogers at Michilimackinac, creditors were hounding him and his reputation was ruined--the once proud Ranger was left a broken man. Lieutenant Christie’s unpublished letter to Johnson, provides new details on the captivity and actions of Rogers, some of which contradicts the testimony presented by the same during the court martial. 30,000 - 40,000 | September 26, 2018


61 - IMPORTANT AND DOCUMENTED ENGRAVED NEW YORK MAP POWDER HORN OF ROGER’S RANGERS AND LEXINGTON VETERAN, CAPTAIN EDMUND MUNRO, DATED 1758 This rare Roger’s Rangers and Minuteman map horn is inscribed: “Edmvnd MVNRO” “1758” The map portion of this horn includes the place names: “NEW . YORK”, “ALBANy”, “HELFNOON”, “STELLWATR”, “SARATO GA”, “FT. HELLER”, “BVLLSFORT”, “F. STANW IX”, “ONOydA”, “OSWEgO”, “LAKK ONTARIO”, “CATARACVI”, “SOVTH. BAy”, “FT. HANTER”, “F. CARILION”, “Ft. EdWARd”, and “SKNAKEdy”. Many of these place names are accompanied by symbols for forts, houses and cities. New York city is prominently illustrated, along with outlying structures, including a windmill and a fort. Albany and Schenectady are also depicted. Ships of varying sizes are engraved around the horn. The darker, recessed throat and spout display very distinctive vase and ring type turnings. This horn has a nicely carved, domed plug with unusual geometric patterns. The lobe is serrated and has a formal border below. This horn measures 10 - 1/2 inches overall. The Munros were Highlanders who lived around Inverness, Scotland. They immigrated to Massachusetts around 1660. Edmund was born February 2, 1736, oldest of six children in Cambridge Farms, now Lexington, Mass. He entered the provincial service at an early age, and saw action in The French and Indian War. According to Walter’s research, he joined “the celebrated corps” of Roger’s Rangers in 1758, the date engraved on this New York map powder horn. He was their Sergeant-Major, serving with them until they were disbanded in 1760. At one point he acted as an Orderly Sergeant and the adjutant of the regiment. In a small memorandum book kept with him at Lake George he wrote on August 28th, 1758. “The Rangers to be under arms at six o’clock this evening to illuminate the rejoicing for the success of his Majesty’s army at Louisburg at which time Major Rogers to give his Ranging companies, as a token of his dependence on their Loyalty and Bravery, a Barrel of Wine treat, to congratulate this good news to them, and the good behavior of the four Companies of Rangers at Louisburg, which has won to the corps a universal national character.” He was acting adjunct in Colonel Hoar’s regiment at Crown Point, Ticonderoga until the peace in 1763. Edmund married Rebecca Harrington in 1768. They had five children. Edmund was enrolled in the company of Lexington Minutemen and was with them on the green on the 19th of April, 1775, the day the American Revolution commenced. During the Revolution he served under Rodgers and Hoar. He was made lieutenant on July 12, 1776, and was in the northern

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army under Gates at Stillwater, Saratoga, and Bennington. He so distinguished himself at the capture of Burgoyne that his superiors presented him with a pair of candlesticks that belonged to Burgoyne. Captain Munro was then sent to the Jerseys and joined the army under George Washington. He was with General Washington at Valley Forge. A letter written to his wife from Valley Forge May 17, 1778 states “I am going on command tomorrow morning down to the enemy’s lines. There are two thousand going on the command. I am of the mind we will have a dispute with them before we return”. Fifteen men from Lexington were in his company on the continental line. On June 28, 1778, Edmund was killed on the field of Freehold, commonly called the battle of Monmouth. The same cannon ball that killed him also took the life of his kinsman George Munroe, and maimed Joseph Cox for life. Much of this information is taken from Martha Wood Coutant’s booklet “Be Not Ashamed”. According to page 407 of Hitman’s “Register of Officers of the Continental Army”, Munro was a Captain in the Lexington Alarm, April 1775; Regimental Quartermaster in the 13th Continental Infantry, the 20th August to 31st of December 1776; Captain of the 15th Mass., 1st of January 1777; killed at Monmouth 28th of June 1778. Walter included the following period documents with this horn: Three diary entries from 1758 and a pass from Crown Point “regarding letters for his excellency General Amhurst” dated 1762. Condition: Excellent. This horn displays a beautiful, extremely warm, mellow amber patina with very little wear to the engraving. The extended lobe is cracked through at one side, but is still attached and stable. There has been some movement in the plug with several minor chips of varying sizes along the edge of the horn. One of the carved rings is missing part of its surface, but is smooth from period use. 40,000 - 90,000 | September 26, 2018


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62 - ROBERT ROGER’S “A CONCISE ACCOUNT OF NORTH AMERICA” BOOK, PUBLISHED 1770. A Defciption of the feveral BRITISH COLONIES on that Continent, including the Iflands, of NEWFOUNLAND, CAPE-BRENTON, &c. AS TO Their Situation, Extent, Climate, Soil, Produce, Rife, Government, Religion, Prefent Boundaries, and the Number of Inhabitants fuppofed to be in Each. ALSO OF The interior, or Wefterly Parts of the Country, upon the Rivers ST. LAURENCE, the MISSISIPPI, CHRISTING and the Great Lakes. To which is fubjoined, An Account of the feveral Nations and Tribes of Indians refiding in thofe Parts, as to their Cuftoms, Manners, Government, Numbers, &c. Containing many Ufeful and Entertaining Facts, never before treated of. Condition: Fair to Good. The original leather binding is missing sections on front and back covers, but is intact. There are also breaks in the leather along the spine. Some light staining is present on the edges of pages. 1,000 - 2,000

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LOT - 63 --- 1, 3, 5, 7

63 - CRITICAL INTELLIGENCE ON THE BATTLE OF KINGS MOUNTAIN IS SENT TO GENERAL SUMNER. DAVIDSON, William (1746-1781) as general in the North Carolina militia, to Brigadier General Jethro Sumner of the same, dated in “Camp [at] Rocky River, 10 Oct. 1780”. Manuscript letter signed (LS), 1 page, folio (8 x 12.5 inches). Addressed on recto to “The Honble. Brigadier Genl. Sumner/Head Quarters/Per Express” and docketed “Genl. Davidson/Left the 10th Octob[er 1780].” Minor toning; hole in center of lower margin from removal of wax seal. One of the most detailed accounts of the momentous defeat of Colonel Patrick Ferguson and his Loyalist forces at Kings Mountain, posted within three days of the battle: Camp Rocky River Oct. 10, 1780 Sir I have the pleasure of handing you very agreeable intelligence from the W[est]. Ferguson the great partisan has miscarried. This we are assured of by Mr. Tat, Brigade Major in Gen. Sumpter’s late Command. The particulars from that gentleman’s Mouth stand thus. that Colo[nel]s. Campbell, Cleveland, Shelby, Seveir [sic], Williams, Brandon, Lacey &c. formed a conjunct body near Gilbert Town consisting of 3000. From this Body was selected 1600 good Hors, who immediately went in pursuit of Colo. Ferguson who was making his way to Charlotte. Our People overtook him well posted on King’s Mountain & on the evening of the 7th. Inst., at 4 o’Clock, began the Attack which continued 47 Minutes. Colo. Ferguson fell in the action besides 150 of his Men; 810 were made prisoners: including the British. 150 of the prisoners are wounded. 15 Hundred Stand of Arms fell into our Arms. Colo. Ferguson had about 1400 Men. Our people surrounded them & the Enemy surrendred [sic]. We lost about 20 Men among whom is Major Chronicle of Lincoln County. Colo. Williams is mortally wounded. The Number of our wounded cannot be ascertained. This Blow will certainly affect the British very considerably. The Designs of our conquering Friends near King’s Mountain are not clearly known. It is most probable that they will secure their prisoners in or over the Mountains & proceed towards Charlotte. The Brigade Major who gives this was in the Action. The above is true, the Blow is great. I give you joy upon the Occasion. I am Sir your most obedt. & most hum. Servt. Wm. Davidson Honble. Brigr. Gen. Sumner It was a common practice at 120 | September 26, 2018

the time to send critical military communications by different couriers, in case of capture, to ensure that at least a copy of the original would be received by its intended recipient. This would appear to be the original letter sent to Sumner, rather than one of the contemporary copies; copies usually had “duplicate” or “copy” appended at the bottom and a clerical signature was often applied, instead of an original (indicated by “(s)” or “signed” before the name of the writer). Moreover, this manuscript letter contains additional text not found in any of the printed versions, such as that published in the Belfast News Letter of 12 October 1780 or in Tarleton’s A History of the Campaigns of 1780 and 1781,in the Southern Provinces of North America (1787), which seem to have been derived from an intercepted copy or copies of the above original, even taking into account transcription errors and editing. William Lee Davidson was born in Pennsylvania but moved with his family to Rowan County, North Carolina at age 4. Active in the Patriot cause, he was commissioned as major of the 4th North Carolina Regiment in 1776 and marched north, fighting at Germantown, Monmouth and other actions. When the North Carolina Continentals were sent to support the Southern Army under Lincoln at Charleston, now-Lieutenant Colonel Davidson went on leave enroute and thereby avoided becoming a prisoner with the fall of Charleston in 1780. Without a Continental command, he was appointed second-in-command of Rutherford’s North Carolina militia forces. Severely wounded at the Battle of Colson’s Mill on July 21, 1780, he did not participate in the Battle of Camden, at which Rutherford was captured. Davidson was promoted to brigadier general and given command of Rutherford’s Salisbury District militia. He participated in resisting the entry of Lord Cornwallis into Charlotte in late September 1780 and was subsequently killed at the Battle of Cowan’s Ford on 1 February 1781, while attempting to rally his men. Provenance: purchased by Mr. O’Connor at Cowan’s Americana sale of 13 December 2010 as lot 1 for $6462.50. 6,000 - 9,000 | September 26, 2018


64 - (A) RARE DOCUMENTED FERGUSON BREECH LOADING FLINTLOCK PATTERN RIFLE NO. 2 BY DURS EGG. Manufacturer: Durs Egg Model: Flintlock Serial No. 2 Caliber: .65 Rifled Barrel Length: 34” FFL Status: Antique This rifle is featured and discussed on pages 37 and 38 of “British Flintlock Military Rifles: 1740-1840” by De Witt Bailey, Ph.D. There are four photographs of this rifle and a description which states that it is one of the two pattern Ferguson rifles supplied by London gunmaker Durs Egg to the Board of Ordnance in 1776. Walter O’Connor states in regards to these rifles: “Internationally proclaimed one of the great rarities in antique firearms is the “Ferguson Rifle” as developed by Lt. Col. Patrick Ferguson (1744-1780) of the British 70th Regiment and patented by him in December, 1776.” Only 100 Ferguson rifles were made for military use during the Revolutionary War and only about 12 are known to exist today, with half of them in museum collections, thus unavailable to collectors. This example features a tapered round barrel with deep seven-groove rifling and bayonet lug mounted on bottom, near the muzzle. The front sight is mounted on top and a rear notched sight with additional folding aperture sight leaf. The top of the barrel is marked “LONDON” in front of the rear sight and behind it, inscribed “D. Egg” with a small “2” stamped in front of it. The breech is stamped with the King’s proofs, the right side with a crown over crossed scepters and the left side with a crown over “GR” and a broad arrow. Forward of the breech plug is stamped with partially visible Ferguson family crest, the significance of which is currently unknown. The top of the breech plug is engraved with floral designs and behind it is stamped “FERGUS”. The finely executed lockplate has a flat face with beveled edges, the center inscribed “D. Egg”. The cock screw and lock retention screw are decorated with floral engraving. The ramrod ferrules, rear triggerguard tang, and buttplate are all tutenag (German Silver). the triggerguard, with integral handle and attached to the threaded breech plug, is steel. The rifle in the Royal Armories is also mounted in tutenag and numbered “15”. The rifle numbered “15” is listed in Patrick Ferguson’s will and was passed down through the family until purchased by collector Keith Neal before being purchased by the Royal Armories. Several sources state that the rifles made for Patrick Ferguson’s personal use were mounted in silver. Partially figured walnut stock with brass band at forend, retained to barrel with three iron keys. Complete with period, possibly original brass tipped baleen ramrod. The rifle is in very good condition, all steel components have been polished, as is typical for firearms that were kept in England, and now retains a graying patina. The bore is excellent with deep clear rifling, proof marks are deep and clear. Markings are clear, but show some wear from polishing. There is some light freckling around the touch hole. The flintlock and breech-loading actions are tight and function flawlessly. The stock is very good, but upon close inspection, has a period English repair around the forestock, about 13-1/2” back and a small thin sliver replaced along the left side, about 6-1/4” long. There is a small professionally repaired crack between the triggerguard and the lock, which is a weak spot that these rifles were notorious for having. Otherwise the stock retains an even and pleasing patina with some scattered marks from use. The German silver furniture retains a mellow patina. This Ferguson rifle has strong provenance. It was first sold at Sotheby & Co. in London on December 13, 1971, as lot 71. A copied version of the catalog, featuring this rifle, is included. It was then purchased by renowned dealer and collector Eric Vaule, who purchased it from a gentleman in Canada in the 1970’s. There is also a letter from Eric Vaule to Philip Baron Ennis, the man that he later sold the rifle to. The rifle then was purchased by Dave McKee, who sold it to Walter O’Connor in 1994. The original receipt is present, as well as Walter O’Connor’s archive of information on every known example, correspondence with Howard Blackmore, and a copy of “British Military Flintlock Rifles” by De Witt Bailey, featuring this rifle. This example is an extremely important and historic Ferguson pattern rifle, one of only two made by Durs Egg for presentation to the king for demonstration. 75,000 - 150,000

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LOT - 64 --- 1, 2, 6, 3, 8, 10, 13, 11 | September 26, 2018


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LOT - 65 --- 1,2 , show volume

65 - RARE SET OF ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF RUFUS GRIDER DRAWINGS WITH NOTES. This is a set of photographs of Rufus A. Griderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s powder horn drawings. Grider, originally from Lititz, Pennsylvania, traveled the country in search of powder horns in the late 19th century and drew, in detail, each one that he found. This rare set has notes on the back of each photograph and many have additional information, notes, photographs, and locations of the horns added by Walter Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor throughout his many years of studying these important American objects. These provide priceless insight and research into powder horns as well as valuable notes and additional information provided by one of the greatest powder horn collectors. Each drawing is in a protective archival cover. Very few quality copies exist of these drawings. 1,500 - 2,500 | September 26, 2018


66 - DOCUMENTED JOHN BUSH ENGRAVED POWDER HORN OF NICHOLAS CURRIER, DATED 1756 WITH PERIOD DOCUMENT GROUP. This rare Bush engraved horn is inscribed: “NICHOLAS CURRIER Fort William Henry, Nov’r 4th, 1756” There are only approximately eight known John Bush attributed powder horns in existence. Few of which have been offered for sale publicly until now. This horn is decorated with vines, flowers, and other organic shapes. There is a decorated border on both the plug and spout ends of the horn. The capital “F” on the word “Fort” has been illuminated with an Indian head, including feather. This horn is fitted with a flat plug, which has a period nail for attaching a strap. The plug is attached with six iron pins. There is also old threading at the end of the spout. The overall length of this horn is 13 inches. An African American clerk in the company of Captain David Baldwin, John Bush carved several known horns while stationed at Fort William Henry in 1755 and 1756. According to Bill Guthman, Bush also carved at least seven horns before he was captured by the French and Indians in 1757. Tom Grinslade notes that Bush and five other men were reported as “having died on board [of a prison ship] on passage to France” in an October 1758 article printed in the “Boston Gazette”. His distinct style was copied by other highly skilled horn engravers and he might be regarded as one of the founders of the Lake George School of horn engravers. The date carved on this horn is of note. Another horn in this sale is dated November 6, 1756, only two days later than this horn. The horn was owned by Ebenezer Knap and also carved by Bush at Fort William Henry. “This horn descended in the family of Nathaniel Currier (1813-1888), the celebrated printmaker, and is accompanied by several 18th century deeds bearing the signature of his ancestor, the horn’s original owner.” Condition: Very Good. There is a 2 - 1/2 inch crack at the plug end. 50,000 - 100,000

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LOT - 66 --- 1, 3, 9, 16, 17, 14, 15, 11, | September 26, 2018


67 - ENGRAVED “FORT NO. 4” POWDER HORN OF JOHN ADAMS, DATED JULY 1748 AND LISTING MEN KILLED SINCE MARCH. This 1748 dated powder horn from “King George’s War” is important as it records the events that occurred at Fort No. 4 in Charleston, New Hampshire and lists the men killed or taken there, from March 1 until May 30 of that year. This unique Fort Number 4 powder horn is inscribed: “IOHN :: ADAMS :: HIS :: HORN” “JULY :: ye : 11th :: 1748 : A : CATALOGUE” “: OF : THE : MEN : Kild, AND : TAKen : SINCE : MARCH” “: Ye : 1 : Chx : STEPHENS : WAS : Kild : AND :: I :: P :” “: Ws TAKEN : At : No. 4 : & : MARCH : ye. : LEVt.” “SA,r Ws Kild, AND * COP,r : I : W : & M : : Was Kild. :” “ye 25: W : B : TAKn : at : P : Quage : MAY : ye 30th : SE,r.” “:: ISAAC * TAYLOR :: 7 Clark * IOHN :: DOOD” “:: &” “:: M :: P :” “21 ::: PO” It is fitted with a domed, hardwood butt plug. There is a filled hole where there once was a knob. The plug is attached with wood pins. The recessed portion of the horn is faceted with two carved rings. The tip has a lip that is very nicely carved with scalloping. According to research done by Mr. Jones, a more complete version of the text is as follows. He added complete names of the soldiers when only initials are listed and corrected conventions to modern English. The researcher also included more in depth information about the soldiers listed. This research is included with the horn. ”John Adams, his horn” ”July 11, 1748, a catalogue” ”of the men killed and taken since March” ”The first Charles Stevens was killed and Eleazer Priest” ”was taken at No. 4, March the Lieutenant” ”Sergeant was killed and Corporal Joshua Wells, Moses Cooper was killed” ”and Daniel Sergeant was taken at Fort Drummer and May” ”the 25 Jason Badcock taken at Paquoig and may the 30th Sergeant” ”Isaac Taylor and Clerk John Dodd” ”Joseph Petty” This horn is pictured and described on pages 22 and 23 of Jay Hopkins book “Bone Tipped and Banded Horns. According to Hopkins, “It is the earliest dated horn with lathe turned elements the [he had] come across for this study. It was almost certainly of New England manufacture.” During the Summer of 1746, the inhabitants of surrounding communities were compelled to take refuge in the fort. Their lands could not be worked. As winter approached, they had to leave Number 4 and leave their former communities of Groton, Lunenberg, and Leominster, Massachusetts. In March 1747, Captain Phineas Stevens with thirty men as ordered by Governor William Shirley to march to Fort Number 4. The post had been deserted for more than two months ands it was feared Number 4 would be burned or taken if it was left unmanned. They arrived on March 27, finding the fort in good condition and occupied by an old Spaniel and a cat, left behind at its desertion. The journal of Lieutenant John Burk of Captain Phineas Steven’s Company, which was kept at Fort Number 4, records the death of a Charles Stevens and the capture of a Eliezer Priest on March 15, 1748. The horn appears to record these men’s names in an abbreviated form. Another journal entry from a Captain Eleazer Melvin, dated May 31, 1748, records the deaths of an Isaac Taylor and a John Dod, who also appear to be recorded on the powder horn. At one point, they repulsed an invading force of nearly 300 French and Indians. Condition: Very Good, as described. This horn features a nice, mellow patina. Approximately one half of the 1/8 inch rim at the plug is missing with some chipping. This damage appears to have been done during this horn’s period of use due to the soft edges. There is also a 4 - 1/2 hairline crack which runs though two of the panels of lettering. Some small abrasions are present. 30,000 - 60,000

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LOT - 67 --- 1, 2, 6, | September 26, 2018


68 - ENGRAVED POWDER HORN OF JOHN BELLOWS, DATED 1757 ATTRIBUTED TO SAMUEL LOUNSBURY. This horn is engraved: “Iohn BeLLows” “his horn made at Fort No 4. AD 1757” “fteL not this horn for fear of fham for on nit if” “the one ars name” “Who beyeth good Wine” “wAr”. Four geese in a row are depicted, along with a well executed goose in flight. Also depicted are what appear to be a mug, bottles and gobblets. Engraved floral designs make up additional decoration on this horn. It still bears its original extended lobe.The convex, pine plug is attached with wooden pegs. This horn measures 13” overall. Two brothers, Benjamin Bellows Jr. and John Bellows, had powder horns carved for them at Fort Number Four at Charlestown in 1757. They were seventeen and fifteen years old, respectively, at the time and their family was living in a wilderness cabin. Their father, Col. Benjamin Bellows Jr. had constructed the cabin on his patent at what was to become Walpole, New Hampshire. The Colonel had purchased a charter from Governor Wentworth in 1752, and joined the only other homesteader about half a mile away in an entirely undeveloped forest. By 1755 several other families homesteaded in and around Walpole. However, in 1755 an Indian attack drove the frightened settlers south to safety. Therefore, in 1757 and 1758 the wilderness was unbroken except for the Fort at Charlestown, which was only sixteen miles north of Walpole. Undoubtedly, the two brothers spent time at Fort Number Four in the company of the soldiers who were stationed there and had the horns made for them at that time as both horns by different hands are dated 1757. Bellows is an old family in New England,beginning with the immigration of John Bellows at the age of twelve to America from England on the ship Hopewell in 1635. Their origins trace from a Norman family who came to England with William the Conqueror named “de Belle Eau”, which was anglicized to Bellows. John and his brother Benjamin are buried in the Village Cemetery in Walpole, New Hampshire. According to John Bellows’ gravestone, he was born October 22, 1742 at Lunenburg, MA and died on August 19, 1812. This occupation is listed as a farmer, although he did serve in Col. B. Bellows’ Regiment during the Revolutionary War. According to noted author and collector Tom Grinslade, Walter attributed this horn to the “JW” carver. “JW” used a similar style of vertical figure, elaborate layouts and goose motifs on his horns. Tom Grinslade had owned the horn belonging to Benjamin Bellows, although by a different hand. Both Bellows horns were photographed together at The Kentucky Rifle Association meeting at Carlisle June 21, 2009. These photographs are included with this horn. Benjamin Bellow’s horn is pictured on pages 30 and 31 of Tom Grinslade’s book “Powder Horns”. On page 43, number 67 of Grancsay’s “American Powder Horns” a horn is listed as “John Bellows, Grider, F.W.215.”. Condition: Very Good, with some wear. This horn displays a nice, untouched dark and medium honey colored patina. It is basically as found. Due to patina and use some of the lettering is a bit clouded. There is a hairline crack on the lobe. There are also several period chips on the ring at the spout and another on the spout tip. A very small insect hole is located above the owner’s name. Otherwise there are normal minimal abrasions consistent with a period horn. 20,000 - 50,000

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LOT - 68 --- 1, 2, 9, 3, 5 | September 26, 2018


69 - ENGRAVED QUEBEC MAP POWDER HORN, ATTRIBUTED TO THE MASTER CARVER. In addition to the overall extraordinary carving, the charm of this polychrome horn is in the many groups of marching soldiers. Additional motifs included among this horn’s engraving are extremely detailed forts, blockhouses, British flags, cities, ships and encampments. There is a floral border engraved on the horn at the plug end. The numeral “3” is carved, along with an arrow, possibly indicating the cardinal direction North. The well turned hardwood plug has several concentric rings carved in relief and terminating in an integral, round knob. The raised area is decorated with a scalloped and saw tooth border where it meets the darker, recessed portion of the horn. There are two carved rings on the recessed area of the horn. This horn measures 12” overall. Walter attributed this horn to the skilled hand of The Master Carver. He was aware of only nineteen horns by this engraver. According to Jay Hopkins on pages 30 and 31 of his book “Bone Tipped and Banded Horns”, “This is a horn by the ‘Master Carver,” a designation given to a well-recognized hand by horn authority, Walter O’Connor. This design includes a map of Quebec, lines of soldiers, many unnamed forts, ships, the Saint Lawrence River and other decorative details. It would date to 1759-60 period. The details are so fine and accurate that he could well have been a professional engraver and appears to have worked from direct observation of the subject matter. There is a hand painted, red collection number that appears to be “Eh 31” on the plug. Condition is very good, as described. Engraving is extremely crisp with the exception of a small 1” X 1” area of abrasive wear and pitting. The bottom of this horn displays a fine 1/8” inch crack. Several notches are present on the first ring below the faceted spout. The 4 1/2” spout end of horn also shows some spotted imperfections. Some minor damage is also found at the edge of the plug. 20,000 - 40,000

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LOT - 69 --- 1, 2, 4, 9 | September 26, 2018


70 - POINTED TREE CARVER ATTRIBUTED ONTARIO MAP POWDER HORN “JAMES ROULSTON’S PRESENT TO CAPT. WILLIAM WILTSE. This polychrome French and Indian War horn is inscribed: “MR. IAMES, ROULSTONS” “PRESENT TO” “CAP’T, WILLIAM, WILTSE” The map portion of this horn, includes the following place names: “NIAGRA”, “LAKE ONTERIO”, “THE HUNDERT YLEANDS”, “SWEGAGE”, “LISLE AU GALOT”, “SINT LORANCE RIVER”, “MONTREAL”, “THE 3: RIVIER”, and “QUEBEC”. A beautiful British Great Royal Seal, sailing ships, and the artist’s signature pointed trees are engraved on the horn. The carver’s usual hunter is pictured with his trusty hound, shooting his firelock at a stag. The horn has a nice stepped, turned hardwood plug, terminating in a brass knob. This plug is secured with brass pins. It has a working, applied brass charger that is screwed into the spout. There are two carved rings for a strap attachment. This horn measures 11 - 1/2 “ overall. Condition: Very Good. This horn displays a nice, soft gold patina. Expected minor chips in horn rings below spout. There are minor period cracks where brass charger is attached. Two inches below the plug, there is a small, thumb sized indentation/crack that does not appear to go through the horn. Minor abrasions from use are also present. 15,000 - 30,000

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LOT - 70 --- 1, 2, 3, 6, | September 26, 2018


71 - MASTER CARVER ATTRIBUTED ENGRAVED MAP POWDER HORN WITH BRITISH FLAGS, INDIANS, AND ARMS.. This exquisitely carved, polychrome map horn includes the place names: “Ft. HiNRiCK”, “F: HARKiMAN”, “Ft. SCIYLiAR”, “Ft. EDWARD”, “Ft. GEOR.”, “Ft. STANWIOE”, “LAKE. GEOR.”, “TICONTROGA”, “CROWNPOiNT”, “NIAGARA”, “LARE ONTERIO”, “FORT. ONTERIO”, “FORT. BRViNGTON”, “ROYAL. PLOKHOUS”, and “QUEBEC”. There is an impressive band of well carved and detailed Indians with war clubs, swords, tomahawks and flags. The central Indian is carrying a large British flag. It is unusual to see Native Americans depicted with such accuracy in this period. The details of the Indians’ headdresses and costumes, as well as weapons would indicate this artist had very good knowledge of these subjects. The plug end border decoration is a panoply of detailed and accurate weapons. There is a large central shield surrounded by a panalopy of arms. The detail and composition of this horn is exemplary. This horn has a nicely shaped extended lobe with two holes, which rises above its domed, hardwood plug. This plug is secured with four wooden pins. The horn measures 12 - 1/4 inches. Walter attributed it to the hand of the Master Carver. He was aware of only 19 examples of his work. Condition: Very Good, as described. This horn displays a beautiful light, honey colored patina. Approximately half of the spout is missing. There is normal wear on the rings below the spout. There is a small abrasion just above and to the left of the crest. A hairline crack is present on the extended lobe. 20,000 - 40,000

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LOT - 71 --- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 | September 26, 2018


72 - ENGRAVED PITTSBURG POWDER HORN WITH LARGE BRITISH CREST ATTRIBUTED TO THE POINTED TREE CARVER, EX. DUMONT COLLECTION. This is one of only three known Fort Pitt horns by the noted artist known as the “Pointed Tree Carver”. Walter stated “this professionally engraved horn depicts that indomitable English stronghold, Fort Pitt, here labeled ‘Pitsbourg’ in a banner, at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers where they form the great Ohio”. Also shown is the British Great Seal, a blank cartouche for an owners name, a hunter and his hounds chasing a deer and a hare. Undated, but of the 1760’s. There is an old indecipherable paper label covering the plug.” The horn has a short extended lobe with two holes for a carrying strap and a modest vase shaped spout. It is also fitted with a flat, wooden plug. The plug is secured with three wooden pins. Overall, this horn measures 10 “ overall. This horn is pictured on plate 83 of John DuMont’s book “American Engraved Powder Horns”. Condition: Very Good. Minor 1/4 inch hairline crack at plug. 15,000 - 25,000

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LOT - 72 --- 1, 6, 11 | September 26, 2018


73 - LARGE ENGRAVED MAP POWDER HORN FEATURING FORBES ROAD AND OTHER PROMINENT FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR ROUTES IN NEW YORK. This unique map horn displays many of the important historic locations of the French and Indian War, in both Pennsylvania and New York. The following three routes are depicted along with interesting features, including Sir William Johnston’s House: The main route depicted on this horn is the Forbes Road from “PHeLIDeLPHIA” to “PIttSBURg’. Features included are: “LaNCa SteR”, “YORK”, SHIPINS BURG”, “LOUDEN”, “LItLetoN”, “SIDLINgHILL”, “CROSSINgS”, “BEDFORD”, S.CReeK”, “LORaLHILL”, and “LagoNOR.”. The “MONONaHALaH” and “ALegaNy” rivers are depicted merging with the “OHIO” River. This horn also depicts the Mohawk Valley from “NEW YORK” City to Fort “CROWNPOINt”. Locations noted are: “HaLFMOON”, “S. WateR”, “Stoga”, “F MILLeR,” “B. BLOCk HOUSe”, “F EDWaRD”, and “F CaRaLow”. Another portion of the horn depicts a route from “ALBANy” to Fort “Stanwix”. Identified on this route are: “SR NacoDy”, “F HUNteR”, “F HaRkMaN”, “JOHNStoNS HoUSe” and “gaRMaN FLatS”. Near the spout is a building drawn in primitive perspective and labeled “SAWMILLS”. All of the forts and towns previously listed are accompanied by primitively drawn symbols. This horn also displays a whimsical version of the British Royal Seal. Wooden pins are used to attach a softwood plug at the butt end of the horn. The spout has three carved rings that create a space for a carrying strap This horn measures 12 “ overall. Condition: Very Good. One inch crack on the wooden plug. There is an additional one inch hairline crack on the horn at the plug. There is a small insect hole beside the lion’s body at the crest. There is also very minor, usual chipping at the tip of the spout. 15,000 - 30,000

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LOT - 73 --- 1, 14, 8, 4 | September 26, 2018


74 - LARGE BRASS BANDED FORBES ROAD ENGRAVED MAP POWDER HORN INSCRIBED “GOD BLES THE MASTER”, EX. DUMONT COLLECTION. This rare Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania map horn is engraved with towns and forts from “Philleadelbea” to “Pitsburg” including the famous Forbes Road from Bedford to Fort Pitt. Forts included on he map are “Lowden”, “Littleton”, “Bedford”, “Crossings”, “Legener” and “Pitsburg”. Towns include “Philleadelbea”, “Lankister”, “Harrisburg” and “Shippisburg”. From “Louden” to “Legener” a four bastion fort symbol appears to the left of the name. The three-leafed foliage separating each place name could represent the jungle of rhododendron (mountain laurel) by which the road cutters were constantly besieged, especially as they went westward. An enlarged view of a five bastioned Fort Pitt is in accurate detail, even showing the three water pumps over the wells on the parade. The engraving includes an excellent folk art rendering of the British coat of arms. No “original owner” name was engraved; however, two subsequent owners each in a different hand appear, “M ROWLAND” in small black letters and “Oren Corey” in small script. The engraving is undated but is circa 1761, as Fort Pitt was completed that year. An additional inscription “god Bles the master,” borders the road. This may indicate that the engraving was done by a servant, indentured or otherwise, as it is not likely one would say “God bless God”. By master, he also could have possibly meant the king. This artillery horn has the usual concave, hardwood butt plug, which extends over the horn and brass ring. The loops for carrying straps are fashioned from musket sling swivels, bound around the horn with brass bands. The horn is missing its brass charger. Overall, this horn measures 13”. This horn is attributed to engraver John Fox. His horns are all done in a similar fashion with the city or town names enclosed in boxes. He is best known for the mini Forbes Road engraved map horns and Fort Pitt map horns. This example is unusual due to its large size. For a signed example by John Fox, see the John Cox horn in this sale. Walter felt that this was likely a British artillery horn due to its generous size. The is a well engraved “1/3” on the brass base band in the English military manner. It very likely originally had a mechanical charger, as an iron pin remains at the spout which may have secured it. It was probably removed when it “fell” into private use and then engraved. Ex. John DuMont. See page 40, plate 46 of “American Engraved Powder Horns”. Also see Tom Grinslade’s book “Powder Horns” page 72. Condition: Good. This horn displays a beautiful, mellow, brown and amber patina. There is a 5 - 1/2” crack running from the plug end. There is a 3/4 inch threaded hole in the plug where a knob, now missing would have been. The plug also has a 1 - 1/2” crack as well as a 1/4 “piece of wood that appears to have been chiseled or broken out during its period of usage. This horn is also missing its charger. 20,000 - 40,000

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LOT - 74 --- 3, 1, 10, 6 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 75 --- no photo in catalog LOT - 76 --- no photo in catalog

75 - NARRATIVE OF BOUQUET’S 1764 OHIO CAMPAIGN AND HIS TREATISE ON INDIAN WARFARE * [SMITH, William]. AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE EXPEDITION AGAINST THE OHIO INDIANS, in the YEAR 1764, UNDER THE COMMAND OF HENRY BOUQUET, ESQ;...INCLUDING His Transactions with the Indians, relative to the delivery of their prisoners, and the preliminaries of Pace. : WITH AN INTRODUCTORY ACOUNT Of the Preceeding Campaign, and Battle at BUSHY-RUN, TO WHICH ARE ANNEXED MILITARY PAPERS CONTAINING Reflections on the war with the Savages; a method of forming frontier settlements; some account of the Indian country, with a list of nations, fighting men, towns, distances and different routs. : The whole illustrated with a Map and Copper-plates. Published from authentic Documents, by a Lover of his Country. Philadelphia: William Bradford, 1765. 1st edition. quarto (9 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.), [2], xiii, 59 pp. and 1 plate (originally published with 1 folding map and two plates--Hutchins map and Plate I missing]. Disbound copy, plate separated down center with chipping in margins, toning, edge wear and some light soiling. “George Gathland Serjeant in the RNB [Royal North British] Fuzileers” written in 18th century hand with iron gall ink on recto of plate. EXTREMELY RARE FIRST EDITION. After a victorious expedition to relieve Fort Pitt at the outbreak of the Pontiac War, Colonel Bouquet entered the Ohio territory and ended the hostilities without further significant fighting. Bouquet had fought in America for eight years, and his successful adaptation of the guerilla tactics necessary for wilderness warfare gained the respect of his Native American foes. In 1765 he won the release of hostages and put an end to the Indian attacks on the western frontier. Bouquet died of a fever in September 1765, and William Smith of Philadelphia edited this account of his service from Bouquet’s own notes and journals. The frontispiece map by Hutchins is very rare and was absent even in the Siebert copy. A complete copy copy of this First (Philadelphia) Edition, complete with map and 2 plates, last sold for $27,000 in 2003. 1,500 - 3,000

76 - COLONEL HENRY BOUQUET DEALS WITH DESERTION AND A PENDING INDIAN EXPEDITION, 1764 * BOUQUET, Henry (1719-1765), as Lieutenant Colonel of the 1st Battalion, 60th Foot, letter signed, to Governor John Penn of Pennsylvania, dated “Camp at Ligonier”, 12 September 1764. 3 pp., quarto, with folds and some marginal staining, docketing on recto of third page. Bouquet acknowledges the receipt of Penn’s letter of August 31st concerning deserters from the two battalions of Pennsylvania Provincials, noting that it would also be “utterly detrimental to the service to overlook so enormous a Breach of all the Laws against Perjury, Theft and Treason; such a flagrant Instance of Desertion has never been Seen, much less left unnoticed....” Bouquet informs him that “General Gage having, agreeably to my Expectation, annulled and disavowed Colonel Bradstreet’s Treaty, and renewed his orders to attack the Delawares and Shawnee unless they give full satisfaction for their future behaviour. He discusses dealing with the desertion and his expectation of an unknown number of volunteers “from Virginia; They are to join me at Fort Pitt: The Report of a Peace has I hear prevented some Volunteers from your Government from joining me, I hope it will not have the same Effect upon those from Virginia.” An important letter dealing with Bouquet’s expedition against the Ohio Indians; autograph letters by this officer are extremely rare, the last auction record we have found for such was in 1965. 1,500 - 2,500

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77 - (A) FESS PARKER’S ICONIC GOLDEN AGE CARVED AND JOHN FONDERSMITH SIGNED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE. Manufacturer: John Fondersmith Model: Kentucky Rifle Caliber: .50 Rifled Barrel Length: 42-1/2” FFL Status: Antique This rifle was purchased in the 1970’s from Stembridge Gun Rentals, along with several other Kentucky rifles, by Walter O’Connor. The rifle was used by Fess Parker in the 1960’s television series Davy Crockett, the TV film Daniel Boone, as well as being carried by an unidentified actor in John Wayne’s “The Fighting Kentuckian” in 1949. It was also used in “The Iroquois Trail” in 1950 by George Montgomery. The rifle is accompanied by a large 8” by 10” original photograph of Fess Parker holding the rifle in a promotional still and signed “To: Walt O’Connor, Best Wishes! Fess Parker”. This was a publicity shot taken by Joe Musso from the Disney TV film “Davey Crockett King of the Wild Frontier”. The top of the octagonal rifled steel barrel is stamped “J * F * S” in block letters for maker John Fondersmith. Fondersmith was born in Pfuunstatdt, Germany in 1746 and arrived in America in 1750. He became a gunsmith in Strasburg Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and served in the militia before and during the Revolution. He died in 1821. This rifle and another rifle with nearly identical features and signed in script, John Fondersmith, are the subject of an article by Dr. Glenn Marsh in the American Society of Arms Collectors Bulletin number 84 from 2001. The rifle is featured and discussed on pages 39 through 54, and a copy of this bulletin is included with the rifle, along with Walter’s correspondence concerning this rifle and several stills from scenes where it was used. The rifle is an original Golden Age Lancaster County rifle, the left flat, near the breech is stamped with Stembridge Movie Rental inventory number “S 576”. The lock is a replacement, but the proper for the period of the rifle and is a Germanic style lock. The rifle has brass furniture, including a four piece patchbox with the classic Lancaster daisy finial and tastefully engraved with borders and floral designs. The sideplate and toeplate are also engraved with rocker-panel borders. The full length partially figured maple stock is of familiar Lancaster County form and has some of its hand-painted faux striped decoration still visible. The rifle features relief scrolls around the barrel tang, as well as panels of checkering. It has a sleeved butt and relief scrolls on both sides of the wrist, as well as behind the cheekpiece, on the left side. The forend features carved moldings and incised and relief designs around the entry ferrule. The barrel is retained by four bras barrel keys. The hickory ramrod is old, but probably not original. There is a replaced vacant oval-shaped silver wrist ecutcheon, as well. The rifle is in very good condition, overall. the barrel retains a light brown patina with some freckling near the breech and touch-hole. The lock appears to be in original flintlock configuration. The brass retains a mellow mustard patina with some scattered marks from use. The stock has an added coat of finish and shows some wear and marks from use. Some minor wood around the lock has been professionally restored, and is not visible, with an area on the right side, around the tang, slightly deteriorated and devoid of finish. Wrist has a repaired crack. This rifle has great value as an important and iconic American weapon, both a famous piece of well-documented American movie and television history, and as a fantastic work of art and Golden Age Kentucky. 20,000 - 40,000

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LOT - 77 --- 1, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16 | September 26, 2018


78 - FESS PARKER’S SIGNED & DOCUMENTED RIFLE FROM TV SERIES “DANIEL BOONE”. In 1954-55 Walt Disney produced the Davy Crockett miniseries, broadcast on ABC starring Fess Parker and Buddy Ebson, creating one of the biggest childhood crazes in modern history. Every marketing firm in American capitalized on the popularity of Davy Crockett and every little boy, and many girls, in the mid-1950’s had every Davy Crockett “Everything” including coonskin caps, flintlock rifles and pistols, fringed jackets and pants, canteens, tomahawks, bedroom furniture, bicycles, lamps, and the list goes on and on. In 1964, Fess Parker premiered as legendary Frontiersman Daniel Boone in basically the same attire and adventure theme. This series ran for 165 episodes and ended on May 7th, 1970; firmly establishing the popular Frontiersman and adventurer into the hearts and minds of millions of kids and adults alike. This rifle was acquired from Stembridge Gun Rentals and has a 42” barrel with a .58 bore. Included with the rifle are copies of Walt Disney Production gun orders for medium and long converted .45-70 flintlock rifles to be used by the studios for filming. They were manufactured using converted trapdoor Springfields with parts constructed to look like flintlock longrifles. The finish was powder coated. Stocks were handmade and carved. This particular example is an identical photo match to several stills showing Fess Parker holding the rife. They are not working guns today as workmanship on the actions was simply for filming. We have an original photograph of Mr. O’Connor having this rifle signed on the right side of the stock “Fess Parker Daniel Boone 11-23-91”. All pertinent information and photos will accompany the rifle. There are numerous pictures of the consignor and Fess Parker together with this rifle. Imagine the thrill you will have reliving your childhood as you watch old episodes of Daniel Boone while holding the very rifle used in this famous television series. A genuine piece of true Americana that will take you back to those carefree days of yore. 8,000 - 12,000

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LOT - 78 --- 1, 2, 3, 8, 10 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 79 --- 1, 2, 13, 14, 16,

79 - DOCUMENTED ANGSTADT KENTUCKY LONGRIFLE USED BY JOHN WAYNE IN “ALLEGHENY UPRISING” AND “THE KENTUCKIAN”. This rifle’s use is photo documented in two very popular John Wayne motion pictures. The first, RKO Studio’s 1939 release of the motion picture “Allegheny Uprising” starring John Wayne and Claire Trevor. Set in the pre-Revolutionary War time period, “ Allegheny Uprising” illustrates the American unrest with the British, especially as it was exhibited on the fringes of the wilderness. This exact rifle was used again by John Wayne ten years later in 1949 when Republic Pictures produced the motion picture “Fighting Kentuckian” which also starred the comedic talents of Oliver Hardy. It is also said to have been used in “The Alamo” but we have no stills of that movie to confirm this. At some point, the rifle forestock has been broken off. Left side of the barrel has the Stembridge Studio inventory stamp “S517” and stamped on stock “S101”. This same “101” can be found stamped on the trigger guard. This rifle comes with an assortment of reproduction studio stills, in which you can plainly make out many of the unique details of this rifle. There is even a shot of Claire Trevor holding this rifle. There is also a copy of a photograph of Cecil DeMille posed with the rifle. The rifle itself features a .48 caliber smoothbore two-stage iron barrel, 43” in length. The top is signed “AA/87” in script for Adam Angstadt and probably 1787. The top flat also features an engraved face and star. Rear sight is in the center of the block surrounded by double line borders, all typical of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania style. Flat lockplate with some parts replaced. Brass furniture including typical Angstadt four-piece brass patchbox with pierced finial and scattered areas of scroll engraving. Lehigh County triggerguard and sideplate decorated with engraved designs and a star. Vacant brass wrist escutcheon and star engraved on oval inlay above cheekpiece. Plain maple stock of familiar Lehigh County form with Roman nose buttstock. Barrel and lock retain a brown patina, but, showing some wear. Brass retains a dark patina and has not been polished. Stock is missing about 30” of forend, which could be easily and affordably restored. The entry thimble and one of the other original thimbles are included, but one is missing. The other lock screw is also present. This is a unique opportunity to acquire a real Kentucky flintlock long rifle used by the larger-than-life movie star John Wayne in two of his most popular non-cowboy Indian Wars genre. Includes five original “Allegheny Uprising” lobby cards in varied condition and a reproduction “The Fighting Kentuckian” lobby card. 5,000 - 10,000

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80 - ENGRAVED FORT EDWARD MAP POWDER HORN OF JAMES LEKEY, DATED 1757 AND SIGNED BY CARVER WILLIAM AKINS OF ROGER’S RANGERS. This French and Indian War period horn is inscribed: “the 3 Day 1757” “FORT EDWARD APRIL” “JAMES LEKEY HIS HORN” “William Akin’s Writing”. Crudely engraved images include four animals which may be deer, fish, a winged griffin and a large, long necked stag. What appears to be a colonist holding (?) is also present, along with a four bastion fort, which is presumed to be Fort Edward. Other abstract, simplistic shapes were also engraved. There are no borders evident on either end. The pine butt plug, which is attached with iron pins, is very slightly domed and has a crude wire staple. This staple also penetrates the edge of the horn in two places. Below the spout is a carved ring. This horn measures 13 - 1/2” overall. There is a William Akin found by Walter in a Rogers Rangers muster roll. He enlisted in 1755. Walter believed it could possibly be the same William Akin. Condition: Good. Horn has a dark brown and amber patina. There is a 1 - 1/2 “ linear indentation, which starts below the letter “k” in “Akin’s”. There is 4 - 1/2” crack, which terminates at the butt plug in a “v” shaped half inch break, which is missing. A small abrasion is present on the ring below the spout. There is normal wear from usage. 10,000 - 20,000

152 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 80 --- 1, 7, 2 | September 26, 2018


81 - ENGRAVED NEW YORK MAP POWDER HORN OF LT. JAMES CAMPBELL, 42ND REGIMENT, DATED 1758. This New York map horn is inscribed: “JAMES CAMPBELL LIEV.T IN THE 42.d REG.T 1758” The map portion of this horn includes the location names: “NEW YORK”, “NORTH RIVER”, “HVDSONS RIVER”, “H. MOON”, “ALBANY”, “SHENEKT ADY”, “Ft. IONNSTON”, “Ft. HVNTER”, “MOHAWK. R”, “Ft. HENDRICK”, “HARKyMAN”, “C. FLATTS”, “Ft. WILLAM”, “BULLS. Ft.”, “Wood CREEK”, “ONAIDA LAKE”, “TREE RIVER”, “OSWEGO”, “L. ONTARIO”, “STiL WATER”, “SARATOGA”, “Ft. MILLER”, “Ft. EDWARD”, “Ft. ANNE”, “H. W. BROOK”, “FORT. W. HENDRI”, “LAKE GORGE”, “CATARACVI”, “CARILON”, and “LAKE CHAMPELAIN”. The major images engraved on this horn include New York City, Albany, and Schenectady. The head of a dog is also engraved above a banner with the Latin phrase “FIT VIA VI” (My Memory) inscribed. There are two floral designs at the top and bottom of the raised area of the horn. The bottom border has the unusual feature of a floral vine coming out of the mouth of what appears to be a swan, goose or possibly a winged serpent. This border is above the owner’s name and information inscribed at the butt cap. This horn is fitted with a butt plug made of horn, which was applied along with a silver band and strap attachment at a later time. The recessed end of the horn has two carved rings and a raised ring at the lip, which terminates in a turned silver tip. The spout end has a silver band with a ring to attach the other end of the strap, as well as a steel charger. This horn measures 11” overall. According to Volume X, Number 1 “The Bulletin of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum” from 1957, this horn is described as a “very beautiful Colonial powder horn: [which] belonged to James Campbell, Black Watch 1758; horn dated 1758.” At the time this horn was on loan to the museum from a Colin Campbell, because of “his ancestor’s distinguished service at Fort Ticonderoga with the 42nd Regiment (The Black Watch).” Sir (Lieutenant) James Campbell was born in Inverary in Argyllshire, Scotland on January 16, 1737. He was appointed an ensign in the 42nd Regiment (Black Watch) on December 14, 1756 and was promoted to Lieutenant before 1758. He served with his regiment in North America and was present at the Battle of Fort Ticonderoga. Condition: Excellent. A small crack is present on the carved ring toward the spout. 20,000 - 40,000

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LOT - 81 --- 3, 1, 13, 10 | September 26, 2018


82 - ENGRAVED POWDER HORN OF JONATHAN PARKER, DATED 1747, ATTRIBUTED TO STEPHEN PARKS. This historic powder horn is inscribed: “IONATHAN PARKER” “OCTOBER 6 YE” “1747”. All of the lettering and decoration on this horn is contained in panels. On both sides of the name panel are panels of stylized vine and leaf patterns. At the spout end of the horn is a narrow, abstract border and at the plug end there is an extensive 1 1/2” border of stylized leaves, vines, and a heart. There is an impressive peacock carved in good detail, as well as two other animals, which may be deer. The flat, pine plug is attached with eight wooden pins. There are two holes on each side of the plug that go through the horn and into the plug for a strap attachment. On the spout end, there are two rings for the strap just below the applied charger. This charger is no longer secured to the horn due to two missing pins. The brass charger has a broken spring. This horn measures 9 - 1/2” overall. According to William H. Guthman in his book, “Drums Abeating Trumpets Sounding”, “Many men with the Name John Parker are listed as serving in New England and New York in 1775. A John Parker was Captain of a company of Ranger of Col. Timothy Bedel’s Regiment of Rangers raised by the Colony of New Hampshire in 1775. A John Parker is listed in the First New York Regiment for 1775 and another was a Minuteman from the town of Coventry, Connecticut in 1775. Nine men of that name are listed in the Massachusetts rolls for 1775. The most famous was John Parker (1729-1775) who commanded the detachment of the Lexington Militia that engaged the British at Lexington on April 19, 1775.” Walter attributed this horn to the carver Stephen Parks. Parks was a farmer in Lincoln, Massachusetts. His son, Willard Parks, was listed as a member of the Lincoln Minute Man Company on the 19th of April, 1775 “when the shot was fired that was heard around the world”. Willard Parks carried a horn carved by his father at Concord Bridge. An additional Stephen Parks horn, which is in the collection of the Concord Antiquarian Society, is believed to have been used at Concord Bridge. A very similar horn, dated 1749 and inscribed to Johnathan Conant, is being offered in this sale. He was mustered and lived in New Hampshire. This horn was also attributed by Walter to the hand of carver Stephen Parks. Condition: Very Good, as described. This horn displays a nice, warm, honey colored patina. All images and lettering are intact and easy to read.The plug has some minor chips and scratches. Also at the plug end of the horn there is a 1/4 inch hairline crack. There are some additional minor chips and two smooth, flattened areas from wear on the rings below the spout. Normal scratches, abrasions, and minor brown staining from use during the period are present. 12,000 - 20,000

156 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 82 --- 1, 7, 3 | September 26, 2018


83 - ROXBURY “LIBERTY OR DEATH” POWDER HORN OF CAPTAIN DANIEL ALLEN. This Revolutionary War powder horn is inscribed: “CAP.t : DANIEL : ALLEN” “LIBERTY : OR ~ DEATH 17__” “KILL : OR * BE * KILD : ROXBURY” “WAR”. The word “WAR” is engraved in the center of whimsical foliage. There are also several animals and a bearded man’s face engraved between the panels of text. It is fitted with a flat, wooden butt plug secured with five wooden pins. There is a carved scalloped edge that decorates the beginning of the darker, recessed portion of the horn. It has a border of half circles and dots which accentuate the scalloping. The decorative ring below the spout is scalloped on both sides. Overall, the horn measures 14”. Walter believed the engraver may have intended the owners to engrave their own names as the Allen horn appears to have had his name and rank put in by another period hand when he became Captain in January of 1776. It appears to be of the same hand as the horn shown on page 188 of Jim Johnston’s “ Accouterments II” were he states: “This Horn Was made At Cambridge” in “1776”. Included with this horn are four original pay orders to Captain Daniel Allen from the state of Connecticut. A copy of the Arms Gazette from February 1976 has a picture of Allen’s musket inscribed “Lieut Danl Allen” Condition: Very Good, as described. The horn was also slightly shortened during its period of use. There is a small notch and chip on the horn at the plug. Three half inch hairline cracks are present at the spout. 15,000 - 30,000

158 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 83 --- 1, 4, 5, 16 | September 26, 2018


84 - 1776 DATED REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENGRAVED POWDER HORN OF DAN POND, FEATURING THE ROSE SHIP OF WAR. This Revolutionary War powder horn is inscribed: “DAN . POND : His Pouder Horn : ye 1776” “AMErI : N : COnG :” “WE” “Are “one”. Central designs engraved on this horn include a circle of 12 interlocking rings, with a central ring bearing the text “American Congress-We Are One”, a nautical scene depicting two ships, as well as numerous vine and geometric patterns. The larger of the ships in the nautical scene has been identified as “the Rofe fhip of WOR”. She is accompanied by her “Tender”, a smaller 16 gun vessel. The HMS Rose was a British 6th class frigate that sailed Narragansett Bay in early 1776 to curtail smuggling into Newport, Rhode Island. The horn likely originated in the eastern Connecticut or Rhode Island area. The horn is fitted with a domed, wood cap. At the center of the plug is a small, brass furniture pull. There is scalloping and a narrow, crosshatched border at the beginning of the darker recessed portion of the horn. A carved ring is located below the spout. The horn measures 12 1/4” . The pension record has been found for a Dan Pond, who served from Connecticut, applied for pension in 1832, while residing in Shoreham, Vermont, aged 81 years and died February 7, 1838. While residing in Woodbury, Connecticut, Dan Pond enlisted in June of 1776. He became a 1st sergeant in July 4th in Captain Hurd’s Company of Colonel Gold Selleck Silliman’s Connecticut Regiment and was in the retreat from New York, as well as the battle of Harlem. He served six months on the Connecticut Line. About 1809, he moved from Woodbury, Conecticut, to Shoreham, Vermont. He was allowed pension on his application executed July 3, 1832, at which time he was aged eighty-one years and resided in Shoreham, Vermont. He died on February 7, 1838. Walter felt that the intricate thirteen states motif that was undoubtedly borrowed by the horn’s engraver from the Continental currency and/or coinage issued that same year was of national significance. Only one other genuine horn is known bearing the thirteen states motif, a design originated by Dr. Benjamin Franklin. Britain’s HMS Rose was ordered scuttled in 1779 to halt French and colonial ships from entering Savannah. Consequently, the French were unable to assist the American assault. Savannah remained in British hands. Condition: Good, as described. The horn presents a dark patina and normal wear. There is some worm damage and chipping around the plug. There is also a small chip at the spout end, as well as a flat area on the collar, below the spout about 1/4 inch. 15,000 - 30,000

160 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 84 --- 1, 3, 13, 12 | September 26, 2018


85 - LARGE ENGRAVED POWDER HORN ATTRIBUTED TO MINUTEMAN JOHN WRIGHT, BORN IN CONCORD IN 1733 POWDER HORN, MADE APRIL 19, 1758, SIGNED “SP” FOR STEPHEN PARKS. This rare Minuteman attributed powder horn is inscribed: “IOHN : WRIGHT : BORN : SP” “IN : CONCORD : IVLY : 29 : 1733 :” “MAID : APRIL : 19” “1758”. There is a geomentric border pattern of half circles and other shapes carved at the plug end of the horn. In addition, geometric borders and pannels are carved around all lettering. The horn’s decoration includes many well carved and shaded animals including a unicorn, peacock, swan, dog, owl, and goat, among others. The horn measures 12 - 1/2” overall. The “SP” carved alongside the owner’s name is believed to be the signature of the horn’s carver, Stephen Parks, a farmer who lived in Lincoln, Massachusetts and carved several horns reportedly used by Minutemen. As recorded by the horn and a headstone located at the Hillside Cemetary in Westford, Massachusetts, John Wright was born July 29/30, 1733 at Concord, Massachusetts and died on July 1, 1802 at Westford, Massachusetts, aged 68 years. There is a Sergeant John Wright who is listed among the men under the command of Captain Timothy Underwood in Colonel William Prescott’s Regiment of Minutemen from Middlesex County, Massachusetts. These men marched at the alarm on April 19, 1775, the date of the famed “shot heard around the world”, to defend the Colony of Massachusetts against the British troops. There are several other known horns carved by Stephen Parks that were reportedly used at Concord Bridge by Minute-men. Stephen Parks’ own son Willard Parks carried a horn carved by his faher on that fateful April day. Another Parks attributed horn in the collection of the Concord Antiquarian Society is also believed to have been used at the battle. Condition: Fair, as described. Missing butt plug and spout, with chipping and fraying at the spout end. There is also a 2 inch horizontal crack at the butt end. Some surface damage effecting several of the animals at two locations is present. 10,000 - 25,000

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LOT - 85 --- 1, 2, 4, 7, 8 | September 26, 2018


86 - DOCUMENTED ENGRAVED POWDER HORN OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR JONATHAN CONANT, DATED 1749, ATTRIBUTED TO STEPHEN PARKS. This historic horn is inscribed: “IONATHAN” “CONANT 1749”. All of the decoration and lettering on this horn is contained in panels. Three whimsical animals, including what appears to be a camel and a deer, decorate this horn. An intricate one inch border decoration of stylized leaves and vines is located at the plug. This theme carries over into the body of the horn. This horn is fitted with a flat, softwood plug. The plug is secured with five wooden pins. The spout has an inlaid pewter tip. There are two carved rings below the spout. It measures 11 - 1/2” overall. There are four sheets of paper and eight pages of text from a small 3 - 5/8” by 6” diary written by Jonathan Conant that exist. They had been found in a New Hampshire house along with a US surcharged long land Brown Bess. Provided with the horn are color photographs of this diary. Among other things, the diary mentions the battles of Saratoga, Benington, Brunswick, White Marsh, and the 18th of June, 1778 “the enemy having left Philadelphia we left our winter quarters pursuing them as far as Monmouth at which place on the 28th we attacked them”. A Muster Roll and Pay Roll of soldiers in Capt House’s Company and Col Cilley’s Regiment Mustered March 17 1777 from REVOLUTIONARY ROLLS includes Jonathan Conant. An additional Muster Roll from September 1776 from the State of New Hampshire lists him as being among “being all able bodied effective men”. Walter attributed this horn to the carver Stephen Parks. Parks was a farmer in Lincoln Massachusetts. His son, Willard Parks, was listed as a member of the Lincoln Minute Man Company on the 19th of April, 1775 “when the shot was fired that was heard around the world”. Willard Parks carried a horn carved by his father at Concord Bridge. An additional Stephen Parks horn, which is in the collection of the Concord Antiquarian Society, is believed to have been used at Concord Bridge. Condition: Very Good. Nice warm patina. There are several small cracks in the horn at the plug. A 1/4” strip of pewter is missing from the inlay at the tip. Some minor chips and loss are also present on the rings below the spout. 20,000 - 50,000

164 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 86 --- 1, 3, 6 | September 26, 2018


87 - FINE FRENCH FUSIL DE CHASSE WITH BEAD DECORATION, DATED 1759. Manufacturer: ATVLLE Model: 1729/1734 Caliber: .62 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 45 - 3/8” FFL Status: Antique This Fusil de Chasse, or hunting musket, contract of 1729 and 1734, was purchased in the early 1960’s by Walter O’Connor as part of a large varied collection of antique arms assembled by a long-time auctioneer in New Jersey. The man he had purchased it from has always held it out of the guns for his personal collection. Although the history is unknown Walter felt that it may have been brought home by own of Captain Hezekiah Dunn’s New Jersey Ranging & Co. after their service on the New York Frontiers between 1756 and 1760. Walter kept it for two years before selling it to his good friend West White, then 30 years later bought it back from him. When Walter acquired the Fusil it was in as-found and untouched condition but was missing 15-1/8” of the forend and its ramrod. Carl Pippert professionally restored the missing wood and found an original ramrod to fit the gun. The two ferrules closest to the muzzle were professionally made by Carl and are a perfect match to the existing originals. The restoration is so well done that if Walter had not recorded this information, one would have a very hard time discovering it. The barrel has not been lengthened and the lock remains in its original flintlock configuration. The gun remains in untouched, dry attic condition and has never been cleaned in any way. By Walter’s count there were originally 244 Wampum beads inlaid into the stock, some were obviously secured by red sealing wax. Of the original beads, there remain 152 full beads today and many other fragments which are not counted. This number includes the initials “IW” and the dated “1759”. The Fusil itself features a two stage iron barrel with a small front sight and a groove extending from the tang into the breech. The flat lockplate is stamped “ATVLLE” in the center and stamped with a “D” at the tail. The lock is internally unmarked and on the exterior a crown over a Fleur-de-Lis is stamped below the pan. All typical French furniture is iron. The full length walnut stock is of typical early French form and profusely decorated with beaded designs, initials and date. A small piece at the toe was obviously replaced during the period of use of the Fusil. The wrist displays an attractive inlaid lead or pewter repair done early in the gun’s life. A relief carved tear drop around the barrel tang surrounded by a punch-dot decorated border. The Fusil is in fantastic condition and retains a dark patina overall. There are various cracks and minor losses to the stock, all resulting from its use during the period. Original and authentic examples of early French Fusils are extremely rare with only a few authentic examples with bead decoration known to exist. Also included is a great deal of research on early French Fusils and trade guns, including copies of many articles and other beaded examples. There are hand-written descriptions of the gun written by Walter O’Connor and a copy of “The Fusil de Tulle in New France 1691-1741” by Russel Bouchard. 40,000 - 80,000

166 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 87 --- 1, 20, 2, 6, 19, | September 26, 2018


LOT - 88 --- no photo in catalog

88 - DANIEL BOONE WITNESSES A FRONTIER WEDDING, 1765 BOONE, Daniel (1734-1820). Endpaper from a 1728 German bible upon which the 1765 marriage record of Andreas Muller to Catrina Gesitnerin [or ‘Gestnerin’?] is recorded in Old German script, with the closing paragraph mentioning apparently making note that this was witnessed on 3 May by the undersigned, after which follows the signature ‘Daniel Boone’. 1 page, folio with toning and foxing. With one bifolium sheet from the same bible, containing the printed text for a Biblischer Calender, Verfassend Eine Anweisung, wie man die ganze Bibel....”, 4 pp. folio. Daniel Boone, was the sixth of eleven children born to Squire and Sarah Boone of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. In 1750, the Boone family migrated to the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina, an area heavily settled by both Germans and Scots-Irish. In 1756, Daniel married Rebecca Bryan and with her eventually raised ten children. He primarily earned his living market hunter and trapper. In 1758, during the French & Indian War, the Yadkin River Valley was raided by Cherokee and the Boones and many other families fled north to Culpeper County, Virginia. Daniel served in the militia on various expeditions against the Cherokee. In 1762, Boone and his family moved back to the Yadkin from Culpeper. Following peace made with the Cherokee in 1765, migration into the region increased and threatened Boone’s livelihood. He was often taken to court for nonpayment of debts and sold his land to pay off creditors. Following his father’s death that year, Boone traveled with his brother Squire and a group of men to West Florida, to look into the possibility of settling there, but the family eventually moved to a more remote section of the Yadkin River Valley, and Boone began to hunt westward into the Blue Ridge Mountains. In 1773, he failed in his first attempt to settle Kentucky, but in 1775, he succeeded in establishing Boonesborough, ending his North Carolina tenure. Provenance: Horst Auctions, Ephrata, Pennsylvania, 1-2 September 1995 (lot 349). 7,000 - 12,000

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LOT - 89 --- no photo in catalog LOT - 90 --- none

89 - FUTURE GENERAL EDWARD HAND BUYS FORMER INDIAN LANDS FROM GEORGE CROGHAN 1771 * 22 - 1/4” x 17 - 1/2”. HAND, Edward (1744-1802) as Surgeon’s Mate of the 18th ‘Royal Irish’ Regiment of Foot to Ensign Francis Howard of the same, document signed Fort Pitt, 3 January 1771, one page, elephant folio, with wax seals, some separating at the folds. Hand sells 1630 acres of land near Fort Pitt, running along the south bank of Monongahela River to its confluence with the Ohio River. He had previously purchased these lands the previous year from Indian trader and agent George Croghan. Croghan had previously acquired the land from the Six Nations of the Iroquois following the Treaty of Fort Stanwix in 1768. The document is twice signed by Hand and bears his wax seal, and is witnessed by two officers of the 18th Foot, Lieutenant Robert Hamilton and Captain Charles Edmonstone, the latter then serving as commanding officer at Fort Pitt. Hand likely used his sale proceeds to purchase an ensign’s commission in the regiment the following year, only to resign two years later and move to Lancaster. With the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, Hand was appointed lieutenant-colonel of the Pennsylvania Rifle Battalion, distinguishing himself in the battles of Long Island, Trenton and Princeton and was promoted to brigadier general in 1777, appointed to the command of the Western Department of the Continental Army, headquartered at Fort Pitt. 2,000 - 4,000

90 - WILLIAM JOHNSON FORWARDS INTELLIGENCE OF PLANNED FRENCH ATTACK ON SHAMOKIN, 1757 * JOHNSON, Sir William (1715-1774), as Superintendent of Indian Affairs. Autograph letter signed (hereafter ALS) to Major General James “Abercrombie” or Abercromby (1706-1781), dated Fort Johnson [near Johnstown, NY], 13 October 1757. 1 full page, folio, possibly a draft, with several emendations in the text. A fascinating letter, written during the early phases of the French and Indian war, passing on intelligence from an Indian warning of French interest in water routes into Pennsylvania: “This day an Oneida Indian, who had lived these 12 years in the Seneca Country came here, &...tells me that he was asked by a French Indian whom the commanding officer at Niagara employed; what kind of navigation it was down the Cayuga Branch, which empties into the Susquahanah near Tiaago.” He had been asked if it were navigable by “Battoes with some Cannon,” though “it was impossible, the water being generally very low in that River, & told him, that Juniata River was the best for that purpose. On his asking what the intention of the French was, He said they were resolved to take that Fort at Shamokin about the time the leaves were all of the Trees. He also tells me that the Severall Nations of Indians who were assembled at Fort Duquesne [Pittsburg] are dispersed, and gone mostly Home...” Provenance: Sold at Christies Printed and Manuscript Americana, NYC, 9 June 2004 as lot 394 for $1673 1,500 - 2,500

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91 - HIGHLAND TROOPS SENT TO PROTECT SOUTHERN FRONTIER, 1757. Two letters: PITT, William (1708-1778), as Prime Minister. 1) Letter signed (“W. Pitt”) to Gov. William Henry Lyttelton (1724-1808) of South Carolina, dated Whitehall, 31 March 1757. 3 pages, bifolium; 2) Letter signed (“W. Pitt”), to Lt. Col. Archibald Montgomery, Whitehall, 31 March 1757. 2 pages, bifolium. Both FINE. William Pitt, The Prime Minister of Great Britain, orders “1,000 Private Men to Virginia”. Two fine French & Indian War letters relating to Pitt’s sending of a Highland regiment from Britain to check “the designs of the French to make some attempt on South Carolina.” Pitt writes Lyttelton that the King has “taken into consideration the dangers to which your Government and the other Southern Colonies may be exposed,” and “has been pleased to order a Highland Battalion of Foot, consisting of 1000 private Men, besides officers, to proceed to Charles Town, in South Carolina; and you will see by the inclosed copy [present] of my letter to Lieutenant Colonel Montgomery, by whom the said Battalion is commanded, the orders he has received from the King, to assist & cooperate with you, & the other Governors of the Southern Colonies, in the Defence & Protection of His Majesty’s Dominions in those Parts, as the Exigency may require....You will therefore, on the arrival of Lieut. Colonel Montgomery, give him the best Information you shall have been able to procure, of any Motions of the Enemy...” The enclosed order to Montgomery commands him to sail from Cork harbor “for North America and be landed at Charlestown in South Carolina...on your arrival in North America you are to follow such Orders as you shall receive from the Earl of Loudon or the Commander in Chief of His Majesty’s Forces...for the Defence and protection of His Majesty’s Dominions according as the Exigencies of War shall require...” Montgomery’s 77th Regiment of Foot (also referred to as the 1st Highland Battalion), operated under Jeffrey Amherst in repelling Cherokee attacks on the South Carolina frontier. The following year they moved north to join in the Forbes campaign in Pennsylvania in 1758, and helped capture Fort Ticonderoga in 1759. Two fine war-date letters on the Southern theatre. Together 2 items (2). Provenance: Willliam L. Clements Library Duplicate Sale, 1 May 1996; private collection; Christies Manuscript Americana Sale, 19 May 2011, NYC, lot 117 with $5-7000 est. (sold: $8750). 7,000 - 10,000

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LOT - 91 --- 1, 9, 4, 7 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 92 --- no photo in catalog LOT - 94 --- no image in catalog

LOT - 95 --- no image in catalog

92 - PAPERS OF ROBERT BASS, BRITISH ARMY APOTHECARY AND PHILADELPHIA SURGEON. * 14 - 1/2” x 11”. Various places including Boston, London, Lake George and Philadelphia, 1739 - 1789; 10 documents printed and manuscript on vellum and paper, various sizes, signed, many with papered seals (various tears and spotting); preserved with his original leather wallet with brass clasp. Archive relating to the professional career of Robert Bass, who studied pharmacology and medicine in London, became an apothecary in the British Army, serving in North America during the French & Indian War, and later settled in Philadelphia, where he became a noted physician. The archive consists of the following: 1. George II, King of England. Indenture of Robert Bass as apprentice to John Hallam, an apothecary in Boston. 22 August 1739. Printed form with manuscript accomplishment, signed by Bass and two witnesses. 6 ¼ x 8 1/8 in.; 155 x 206 mm. 3 embossed stamps, woodcut royal crest. 2. George II, King of England. Appointment of Robert Bass as Apothecary’s Mate. London, 9 May 1747. Manuscript document on vellum. 10 x 13 1/2 in.; 255 x 342 mm. Signed by secretary and commissary general. Papered seals. 3. George II, King of England. Appointment of Robert Bass as Apothecary’s Mate. Kensington, 24 September 1754. Manuscript document on vellum, 10 x 13 ¾ in.; 255 x 350 mm., signed by secretaries, papered seal. 4. Abercrombie, James, General. Appointment of Robert Bass as Apothecary to his Majesty’s Hospitals in North America. Given in the camp at Lake George, 15 August 1758. Manuscript document on vellum, 9 ½ x 12 5/8 in.; 240 x 320 mm., signed by General Abercrombie and secretaries, papered seal. 5. Cooper, Thomas, M.D. Certification that Robert Bass attended his lectures on the art of midwifery and is therefore qualified for the exercise of that profession. Engraved form with manuscript accomplishment, 12 ¾ x 9 1/8 in.; 324 x 232 mm. London, 14 May 1765. 6. John Vause. Quit claim of his partnership with Robert Bass. Philadelphia, 15 October 1765. Manuscript document, signed, red wax seal; tears in text and folds. 7. Robert Bass. Bond and Warrant of Attorney for a Loan. To the trustees of the College Academy and Charitable School of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, 28 July 1770. Printed form with manuscript accomplishment, folio; lower outer corner with seal torn away. 8. Society of the Sons of St. George. Robert Bass elected as resident member of said society. Philadelphia, 23 April 1772, sealed and witnessed on 9 June 1772. Printed document with manuscript accomplishment, papered seal; torn at folds. 9. Later engraved version, on parchment, of same membership election of 23 April 1772, but witnessed and sealed on 23 October 1789. 10. Peter Manifold. Promise to Robert Bass and his wife Rebecca, to pay for land in the short-lived republic of Vermont. Philadelphia, 19 August 1789. Manuscript document, signed. 3,000 - 5,000 93 - FORT WILLIAM HENRY IS BESIEGED; CAPTAIN CHRISTIE RAISES THE GENERAL ALARM, 4 AUG 1757 * CHRISTIE, William. Autograph letter signed to Governor Thomas Pownall of Massachusetts, dated Albany, 4 August 1757. 2½ pages, quarto. THE FRENCH ATTACK FORT WILLIAM HENRY. A vivid letter in which Captain Christie of the 48th Regiment, serving as aide de camp to General Abercromby, describes military operations on the New York frontier and quotes General Webb’s description of the attack on Fort William Henry. Christie describes the growing intensity of military activity on the frontier: ‘’On Sunday last by Express from General Webb, he apprehended the design of the Enemy, against Fort William Henry, Accordingly wrote and I sent...Expresses everywhere, to raise the Militia.’’ Responses, he notes, were mixed: ‘’But the Militia here about...have been very Delatory [sic], but they are now beginning to come in.’’ He reports that Webb, at Fort Edward, has sent several messages demanding men, he quotes the most recent, describing how the fort had been surrounded by ‘’a large Body of Indians and Canadians’’ joined by ‘’Troops and Artillery.’’ A Canadian prisoner, stated that the enemy force consisted of ‘’Eleven thousand Men with Thirty Six Pieces of Cannon, and five Morters [sic], at least.’’ Webb is desperate for aid: ‘’All Communication is Cutt off at Present...We are in no situation to assist them, not having fifteen hundred Men’’ and reinforcements must be sent as ‘’the fate of this Colony depends on it.’’ This was formerly sold, with the John Shirley letter, lot 95, below, for $3525 at Christies Mss Sale, 29 OCT 01 (lot 43) 3,000 - 6,000 94 - JOHN SHIRLEY DISCUSSES PLANS AND LOGISTICS FOR THE PROPOSED ATTACK ON LOUISBOURG. * SHIRLEY, John. Son of General William Shirley (1694-1771). Autograph letter signed to Robert Hunter Morris, governor of Pennsylvania, dated Boston, 29 May 1755. 2 pages, quarto. John Shirley, an officer in the newly-raised 44th Foot or Shirley’s Regiment, describes British preparations for campaigns against the French in New England: ‘’The Nova Scotia Troops sail’d not ‘till four days after our Return father seems to think that if he had not been absent [engaged in war planning with General Braddock in Annapolis, Maryland] they would have gone w[i]th such Arms as might have been had here 3 Weeks before they did: Rous, Shirley & Proby in 20 Gun Ships sail’d as their Convoy...the French at Louisbourg had but one thirty six Gun ship there a month ago &...were almost starving for want of Provisions.’’ Shirley describes preparations for the expedition against Crown Point: ‘’Our Regiment will begin to move in Companies from hence to Providence...& they are to proceed directly to Albany...’’ He notes that master craftsmen are preparing ships for their transport. Shirley writes that ‘’my father takes up every Moment of [my time] ...& I imagine, if I was not his son, as he is now a Major General, he would declare me his Aid de Camp.’’ Shirley, in fact, later died during his father’s unsuccessful attempt to take Fort Niagara. [NB: this was formerly sold, with the Christies letter above, for $3525 at Christies Mss Sale, 29 OCT 01 (lot 43)] 2,500 - 3,500

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LOT - 96 --- 1, 20, 11, 14, 7

95 - (A) CASED PAIR OF FLINTLOCK PISTOLS BY KUCHENREUTER USED BY GARY COOPER IN “UNCONQUERED”. Manufacturer: Johann Andre Kuchenreuter Model: Flintlock Pistols Caliber: .48 Smoothbore Barrel Length: 10 - 1/2” FFL Status: Antique Pair of flintlock holster pistols carried by actor Gary Cooper (1901-1961) as Christopher Holden in Cecil B. DeMille’s production of “Unconquered”, a 1947 Paramount Pictures release. At the time, the pair was in the personal collection of Mr. DeMille (1881-1959). He often drew on his collection of antique firearms in making his epic, historical films. The pistols were made by the famous Andreas Kuchenreiter of Regensburg, Bavaria who worked from 1740-1757, one of a long line of very accomplished gunmakers by that name that spanned 150 years. The pair was first sold on October 18th, 1988 at the dispersal of the DeMille estate by Christie’s in their New York rooms, sale No. 6681, Lot 340, the final lot of the sale. Subsequently, they were sold again by Bonham’s & Butterfield’s on November 20th, 2005 in their Los Angeles rooms, sale No. 13312, Lot 2188. They are illustrated in both sale catalogs. At the latter sale, they were acquired by their present owner who was the underbidder 17 years earlier. Overall length is 16-1/16”. Barrels are blued iron, full octagon tapered from breech to muzzle, approximately .48 caliber smoothbore. The tangs are engraved “1” and “2” respectively. Maker’s name is inlaid in silver on the top flats accompanied by generous scrollwork in the same manner, reblued during period of use. The maker’s personal mark, in sunken gold relief preceding his name, is a mounted horseman with sabre drawn, beneath which are his initials “IAK”. Both barrels have swivel ramrods. Both locks are in their original state, 4-3/8” in length, English in form each bearing engraving of appropriate English style and the legend, “E.M. Reilly & Co / London”. Gun (A) is missing its mainspring. Stocks are 174 | September 26, 2018

relief carved walnut with a checkered grip area and horn nosecaps. Gilt brass mountings, relief cast with floral patterns, deer and the figure of a woman reclining. The grip escutcheons are lesser quality than the other mountings and are probably old replacements. As the pistols presently appear is exactly how they appeared in the film. For the film’s production each gun had a belt hook mounted on its reverse side allowing it to be carried in a specially designed holster with the pistols completely exposed, however the device is not easily discernible to the viewer. The belt hooks of steel, gold plated, still accompany the pistols but are not mounted. The wooden case, which housed the pistols while in Mr. DeMille’s possession, can only be “associated” with them because of the Reilly on the lid’s interior and the pistols may have been put in it by that gunmaking firm as a sales inducement. As originally stated, these are holster pistols and not dueling or target guns which did come cased with all accessories. The lid’s escutcheon and that of the lock are missing, large crack across top. Interior is lined in green felt and an old “DeMille” label remains on the bottom, some minor wear and insect damage. Several movie stills are include, showing Gary Cooper holding the pistols in “Unconquered”, as well as a framed photograph of Cecil DeMille. These pistols were on loan to the Fort Pitt Museum and Heinz History center between August of 2013 and October of 2014, as part of the “Cecil DeMille’s Unconquered: History Meets Hollywood at Fort Pitt” Exhibit. 15,000 - 25,000 | September 26, 2018


96 - DOCUMENTED GARY COOPER’S ORIGINAL GERMAN SWIVEL BREECH JAEGER USED IN “UNCONQUERED”. This swivel-barreled flintlock rifle was carried by actor Gary Cooper (1901-1961) as Christopher Holden in Cecil B. DeMille’s productions of “Unconquered”, a 1947 Paramount Pictures release. This piece, circa 1760, was made by John George Flittner of Carlsruhe in Saxony. He is recorded as a gunsmith in period documents from Carlsruhe. The rifle was once in the famous Stembridge Gun Room on Paramount’s lot, a privately owned arms rental agency accessible only to the theatrical world. It was also carried by actor Dewey Martin as Boone Cordell in the Howard Hawks directed production “The Big Sky”, (RKO 1952). The 28 1/8” barrels are iron, one full octagon of approximately .52 calibre rifled, engraved “1” at breech. The other part octagon to round, smooth bore of about 20 gauge, engraved “2” at breech. Both are struck with six fleur-de-lis at breech, the octagon barrel with indistinct, sunken maker’s cartouche and the Stembridge inventory number “S501” beneath the lock. Both barrels are sighted at muzzle. The rifled barrel with decoratively fashioned rear sight (one small piece missing at rear). The stock is of walnut, both relief and incised carved, generous amounts in each butt area, less so on each of the two 25-5/8” panels which support the barrels. The original, relief-carved sliding wooden cover for the butt trap (the patch box) remarkably remains intact. The mountings are brass, triggerguard bow with iron, “squeeze” release which when compressed enables the barrels to be rotated; set trigger assemble; the finial of the rear trigger guard extension is missing. There are three “S” shaped escutcheons along one panel, a screw passes through each of these and secures the three ramrod pipes on the opposite side. There is a decoratively-fashioned forend cap. The present iron ramrod is an incorrect replacement; the original was of wood. The mechanisms which comprise the three units of the lock are in their original state with all components original. Inscribed in two lines on the main plate is “Flittner/Carlsruhe”. The main plate is 3-1/16” in length, and each of the forward plates are 2-3/8” in length. Also included is a pair of wooden bullet blocks carried with the swivel barrel gun by Flittner as received by Christopher Holden (G.C.) from John Fraser (W.B.) during their search for Abigail Hale (P.G.) at Garth’s Gilded Beaver Tavern. Each block is made of softwood and measurs 6” long by 1-7/16” wide, three cavities each, one vacant. The lot includes a copy of the magazine “Western Pennsylvania History” from winter of 2014, featuring an article about the movie “Unconquered”. The article shows this rifle as well as stills of Gary Cooper with the rifle. There are also several copies of stills and one cutout mounted on cardboard showing Gary Cooper with the rifle, as well as Walter O’Connor’s hand written description of the rifle and its history, most of which is in this description. The rifle and bullet blocks were also on display between August 2013 and October 2014 as part of the “Unconquered” Exhibit at the Fort Pitt Museum. 8,000 - 15,000

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LOT - 97 --- 1, 2, 4, 14, 15, 19, 20 | September 26, 2018


97 - INDIAN KNIFE FROM THE GILDED BEAVER SCENE IN “UNCONQUERED”. Early in the picture, Christopher Holden enters the tavern owned by Garth and spies an Indian wearing his sidekicks, “Furface”, powder horn, he removes this knife from the Redman’s neck scabbard, cuts the cord of the horn and plunges the knife into the bottom of a stool, moments later the Indian is shot by Holden as the former removes the knife and attempts to throw it at Holden. The single edge blade struck “S” on its reverse, octagonally shaped iron guard an “S” partially struck on its underside. Hardwood bulbous grip with brass ferrule at either end. The pommel cap is a series of five brass discs. The “S” marking signifies The Stembridge Gun Room, in whose massive collection this was found by this writer. Stembridge, founded in 1924 by James Stembridge on Paramount’s lot through the urging of Mr. De Mille, eventually garnered some 10,000 firearms and remained in business until 1991. This knife, though having a “frontier” appearance, is actually a classic Chinese product and the type is found with ancient and valueless brass coins of that country used as the pommel cap and this may well be the case here. This knife was featured on loan in the Fort Pitt Museum and Heinz History Center exhibits “Unconquered: History Meets Hollywood at Fort Pitt” between August of 2013 and October of 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This lot includes the loan agreement for the exhibits and a hand written description, as seen above, by Walter O’Connor. 1,200 - 1,800

98 - LEATHER TRUNK USED BY GARY COOPER IN “UNCONQUERED.” Diminutive trunk carried in “Unconquered” by Actor Gary Cooper; part of his personal baggage, as character Christopher Holden. Holden is shown carrying it off the ship when he arrives from England. It is also shown in other scenes, such as in John Frazer’s Forge. The bottom bears the inventory number “M6870.” Constructed with a wooden frame covered with a (now) light tan leather bordered with a darker leather and profusely decorated with large-head brass tacks in the colonial (and later) manner. Trunk measures 17 - 1/2” in length, 29 - 1/4” in circumference and retains an original iron hasp 3 - 1/8” in length. The lock itself, 3 - 1/8” X 2 - 1/4”, is a later replacement. Possibly someone locked the original and lost the key. No key accompanies the trunk, but a key is not needed to open the lock, currently. Later the trunk was carried by the distinguished American actress Joan Fontaine in “Frenchman’s Creek” (1944) which also starred the award winning Mexican actor Arturo De Cordova . Trunk acquired from The Property Department of Paramount Studios, a gift to Walter, from prop man Eddie Langdon (deceased). The trunk is in very good condition with minor losses to the leather around the lip of the lid. The trunk was on display at the Heinz History Center and Fort Pitt Museum as part of the “Unconquered: History Meets Hollywood at Fort Pitt” exhibit which ran from August 2013 through October 2014. 1,200 - 2,500

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LOT - 98 --- 1, 3, LOT - 99 --- 1 LOT - 100 --- 1, 3

99 - SPIKE TOMAHAWK FROM THE 1948 MOTION PICTURE “UNCONQUERED” STARRING GARY COOPER. This spike tomahawk originates from the prop department of Paramount Studios, acquired from senior prop man, Eddie Langdon. This ax is one of 30 manufactured with a cast brass blade, nickel plated with octagonal shaped hardwood shaft and leather bands. Six were also made of steel. You can see a motion picture still of Indian warrior Boris Karloff wielding one of these weapons. This tomahawk was on loan to the Fort Pitt Museum and The Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania between August of 2013 and October of 2014, as part of the “Cecil DeMille’s Unconquered: History Meets Hollywood at Fort Pitt” Exhibit. 600 - 1,000 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 101 --- 1, 2, 6, add stills

100 - GARY COOPER’S FAMOUS KENTUCKY RIFLE FROM THE MOTION PICTURE SERGEANT YORK. In 1941, as America entered another World War, Warner Bros. produced one of the most famous and lovable Gary Cooper films ever made. Probably made to boost enthusiasm among new soldiers, this motion picture was based on the real life of World War I Medal of Honor winner Sergeant Alvin York of Tennessee. The all-star cast included Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Dickie Moore and Ward Bond. The early parts of the movie relate York’s conversion to Christianity to his position as a conscientious objector then onto France, where his heroics for the taking of a machine gun nest and 128 prisoners was awarded the Medal of Honor. The real Sergeant York served as a supervisor on set. It is a heartwarming film that has been seen and remembered by millions. The offered rifle has been completely photo documented to being the very weapon that he used in the famous Turkey Shoot. Top of the barrel is marked “WB” for Warner Bros. with an inventory number of 89601. Several copies of movie stills accompany this rifle, showing the unique patchbox and 1862 Springfield action on this custom movie prop made rifle. The rifle itself features a custom 52” heavy octagon barrel in .44 caliber percussion. Lockplate is an 1862 US Springfield Civil War type. Has a custom stained hardwood stock with distinctive homemade copper facsimile patchbox. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire the very rifle that Gary Cooper used in one of his most famous roles. Along with movie stills, this gun is accompanied by articles on Sergeant York and a biography of Gary Cooper. 2,000 - 4,000

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LOT - 102 --- 1, 2, 11, show stills

101 - (A) COLT 1873 TYPE REVOLVER DOCUMENTED TO 3 MAJOR WESTERN MOTION PICTURES INCLUDING “SHANE”. Manufacturer: Belgium Model: Cowboy Rancher Serial No. S225 Caliber: .38 Special Barrel Length: 5 - 1/2” FFL Status: Antique Once the property of Stembridge Studios, the largest firearms prop house in Hollywood, this revolver is photo documented to having been used by Van Heflin in the movie “Shane” produced in 1952, starring Jack Palance, Alan Ladd, Van Heflin and Gene Arthur. Van Heflin is seen with this revolver just prior to the big fight scene with Alan Ladd. The movie “Shane” is included in most of the top 20 Best Western Movie of All Time lists. Because these were rentals, they were returned after production ceased and re-rented several times. This revolver made its first documented movie appearance in the movie “The Plainsman” produced in 1936 starring Gary Cooper and Gene Arthur as Calamity Jane. The right pistol grip of this revolver is made of bone and is stamped “CALAMITY”. The second documented movie appearance of this gun is in the 1939 film “Union Pacific” starring Joel McCrea, Barbara Stanwick and Robert Preston. In this motion picture, this is the main handgun used by Anthony Quinn, who portrayed the villain, Jack Cordray. Revolver is accompanied by several movie stills showing Anthony Quinn with this exact revolver with the name “CALAMITY” plainly visible. The revolver itself is a Belgian copy of a Colt Single Action Army. Stamped “COWBOY RANGER” on top strap. While it is patterned after a Colt Single Action Army, it is actually a double action, six shot revolver with all grey finish, bone grips. Right panel of bone grips is stamped “CALAMITY” and has a chip in toe. Stamped with Stembridge Studio ID No. S225 on frame. Like most guns used in Hollywood before the war, it is period incorrect for the movie “Union Pacific” which dealt with the merging of the Union and Central Pacific railroads in 1869. The double action style was never used during the time frame of the other two movies as well. It is the revolver used in all three early blockbuster Western motion pictures. An extremely well documented revolver. 2,000 - 4,000 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 103 --- 1, 5, 8, 2

102 - DOCUMENTED CLARK GABLE’S HALF STOCK PERCUSSION RIFLE FROM “ACROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI” MOTION PICTURE. The rifle is “MGM” marked and photo documented as to having been used by Clarke Gable in the motion picture “Across the Wide Missouri” (1959) starring Clarke Gable, Ricardo Montalbán and James Whitmore, and narrated by the famous musical star Howard Keel. The movie deals with the mountain men and fur trading industry of the 1830’s. The rifle is not only photo identified in Clarke Gable’s hands, but the barrel is also stamped “MGM” with inventory number “CBR2”. The rifle is a full octagon barrel half stock plains rifle with double triggers and a percussion sideplate stamped “AW SPIES”, a well known retailer in the first half of the 19th century . The set trigger and release are fully functional. A great Clarke Gable movie. 1,500 - 2,500

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LOT - 104 --- 1, 2, 5, add stills

103 - (A) DOCUMENTED AUDIE MURPHY USED “MGM” MARKED MODEL 1861 TRENTON PERCUSSION MUSKET FROM RED BADGE OF COURAGE. Manufacturer: Trenton Model: 1863 Caliber: .58 Percussion Barrel Length: 40” FFL Status: Antique Offered is the original US Trenton, New Jersey 1863 Model Civil War rifle used by Medal of Honor winner Audey Murphy in the famous MGM 1951 motion picture “The Red Badge of Courage”. Included with this rifle is a movie still showing Audey Murphy wielding this exact weapon as evidenced by a very distinctive dent on the right side of stock between the barrel bands. Left side of the barrel is stamped “MGM” along with “CB28”, further identifying this as the rifle used in the movie. The rifle itself is an all original Trenton musket. Features standard military two leaf folding sight. Lock is stamped “US TRENTON” with eagle and “1864”. Top of barrel is dated “1863”. Left side of barrel has the “VP” eagle proof and is stamped “NJ” for New Jersey. Barrel bands are stamped “U”. Buttplate is stamped “US”. Stock is original but no visible cartouche. Condition: all metal is grey patina as all metal was finished in the white. Wood Is chipped on right side between forward barrel band and nose cap. All legends are sharp. Bore has defined rifling but has black powder abrasion. Fine working order. The movie still identifying this gun will accompany this lot. The Red Badge of Courage is a 1951 war film made by MGM. Directed by John Huston, it was produced by Gottfried Reinhardt with Dore Schary as executive producer, “A regiment of Union soldiers head South to engage Confederate forces. Joining them is Henry Fleming (Audie Murphy), a green private sent into battle for the first time. He is unprepared for the fight, but by the time battle breaks out, he finds his endurance and courage tested.” 1,000 - 2,000 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 105 --- 1, 4,

LOT - 106 --- 1, 5, 2

104 - REPLICA CIVIL WAR ERA MEDAL OF HONOR WORN IN GLEN FORD MOVIE “FORT APACHE”. In 1948, Glen Ford shot the first film in what is referred to as the “Western Trilogy” that included “Fort Apache” (1948), “She Wore A Yellow Ribbon” (1949) and “Rio Grande” (1950). This is a replica of the Civil War era Medal of Honor and can be seen in the movie stills of “Fort Apache”. Both John Wayne and Ward Bond wore the medal. Overall condition is excellent, though it is missing one hanging ring. 300 - 500

105 - U.S. MODEL 1884 TRAPDOOR CARBINE “FOX” MARKED MOVIE PROP GUN ATTRIBUTED TO AUDIE MURPHY. Trapdoors such as this one were used in hundreds of movies and wielded by many great stars. Walter O’Connor had a tag on this carbine attributing its use to star Audie Murphy, although no further information could be located. The carbine is a standard Springfield Model 1884, serial number 379375. Left side of 1884 dated breech stamped “FOX” and “NJ” and on top with inventory number “233.” Left side of the stock is stamped in large letters “N.Y. MP CO” and the bottom of the forend is stamped with a Fox Studios cartouche. The rifle is in rough condition due to its use in many films, but complete other than the front site blade. With some diligent research, one might be able to identify this rifle in an Audie Murphy movie. Many of the Fox Studio prop guns were sold at auction in 1988, this example being one of them. This is a chance to own a true piece of re-searchable Western American Movie history. 1,500 - 3,000 184 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 107 --- 1, 2, 3, LOT - 108 --- 1, 2

106 - U.S. MODEL 1884 TRAPDOOR SPRINGFIELD CARBINE MARKED “FOX” FOR MOVIE PROP. Trapdoors such as this example, were used in hundreds of movies and wielded by many great stars. The carbine is a standard Springfield Model 1884, serial number 451248. Left side of 1884 dated breech is stamped “FOX” and stamped on top with inventory number “243.” Both sides of the stock are stamped in large letters “BRONCHO MP CO” and the bottom of the forend is stamped with a Fox Studios cartouche. The rifle is in rough condition due to its use in many films. The saddle ring bar is absent. With some diligent research, one might be able to identify this rifle to a specific movie. Many of the Fox Studio prop guns were sold at auction in 1988, this example being one of them. This is a chance to own a true piece of Western American Movie history. 1,000 - 2,000

107 - U.S. MODEL 1851 CADET MUSKET FROM FOX STUDIOS WITH CARVED STOCK. Musket featyres a round 40” steel barrel of .57 caliber smoothbore, breech marked with prop house “A 52” as well as “V/P” over an eagle’s head proof, tang dated 1852. The flat lockplate is stamped with large eagle over “US” in center as well as “A 52” and tail is stamped “SPRING/ FIELD/1852.” Standard steel Model 1842 furniture. Full length stock was carved for movie prop use with Indian designs. Musket is similar to those in several John Wayne films and “Drums Along The Mohawk.” According to Joseph Musso, this musket was purchased by Fox Studios in the 1920’s as part of a large group of guns with carved stocks. Many of the Fox Studios prop guns were sold in 1988, including this example. With some diligent research, the movie that this gun was used in could probably be identified. 1,000 - 1,500 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 109 --- 1, 3 LOT - 110 --- 1, 3, 6

108 - FOX STUDIOS STAMPED U.S. MODEL 1884 TRAPDOOR SPRINGFIELD MOVIE PROP RIFLE. Standard Springfield Model 1884, serial number 453331. Left side of breech stamped “FOX STUDIO” and on top, “137.” The left side of the stock is stamped in large letters “BRONCHO MP CO” and the bottom of the forend is stamped with a Fox Studios cartouche. The rifle is in rough condition due to its use in many films and has some losses to wood. The rear sight, hammer screw, and cleaning rod are missing. With some diligent research, one might be able to identify this rifle in a movie. Many of the Fox Studio prop guns were sold at auction in 1988, this example being one of them. 800 - 1,300

186 | September 26, 2018

109 - (C) HONDO TV SERIES SHOOTING PRIZE MARLIN RIFLE. In 1967, MGM decided to capitalize on the fame of the movie “Hondo” starring John Wayne, by creating a TV series, “Hondo” reviving the character Hondo Lane that had been played by Wayne. A total of 17 episodes were aired. The series starred Ralph Taeger playing the role of Hondo Lane and also starred Noah Beery, Jr. Includes the DVD of the episode “Hondo and the Apaches”. This Marlin rifle was purchased by Mr. O’Connor at the MGM Studios auction in Culver City, California in 1970 which was conducted by David Weisz. Walter was employed to assist in the arrangement for this sale. There was both a Marlin short rifle and a Winchester carbine used as the prop rifle in this series. The rifle itself is an 1894 Marlin short rifle in caliber .44-40 with Serial No. 326843, 20” barrel, full magazine. Barrel and tube are basically grey patina. The studio had it painted it black, some of which remains. Right side of barrel is stamped “MGM 539”. Frame has been painted silver, of which approximately 50% remains. Right side of frame is stamped “HO(?)”. The wood has been refinished and has an old wrist repair. There is a plaque on both side of the stock; left side reads “AWARDED TO HONDO LANE 1ST PRIZE SHOOTING CONTEST ARIZONA TERRITORY 1867”. This is additional evidence of how Hollywood used a weapon in 1867 that wasn’t introduced until 1894. Plaque on right side has identical inscription. Bore shows good rifling with some abrasion. Manufactured post-1898 and is fireable. Will need to be shipped to a C&R holder. 800 - 1,200 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 111 --- 1, 7, 6, 4

110 - SHIRT AND (2) PANTS WORN BY CLARK GABLE IN ACROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI. In 1951, MGM under direction of William Wellman released the motion picture “Across the Wide Missouri” in breathtaking Technicolor. Set during the early 1830’s fur trade in the sparsely populated Western Frontier, it starred Clarke Gable as Flint Mitchell along with Ricardo Montalban and narrations from famous musical star and singer, Howard Keel. You will have to watch the entire movie to the final scene where Clarke Gable’s son has grown up to be a young man to see Gable in this outfit. All three pieces are made of tanned leather. This is a pullover shirt, not a jacket. Marked “Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer” and handwritten “Cl. Gable No. 5”. All three pieces have inventory number tags. Back of the shirt is monogrammed “MGM” into leather and size “44” has been handwritten in marker. A period tag hangs from the shirt which is written “ACROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI” and “35/32”. All three pieces are in excellent condition. Shirt has Indian motif panels on both sides and is fringed. Pants are lace up with leather border trim. 1,000 - 1,500

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LOT - 112 --- 1, 2 LOT - 113 --- 1, 2

111 - SPENCER TRACY OUTFIT FROM “NORTHWEST PASSAGE” MOTION PICTURE. In 1940, MGM Studios released the wildly popular motion picture “Northwest Passage”. The movie featured the exploits of Roger’s Rangers, with Spencer Tracy, playing the part of Lieutenant Colonel Roberts, and also starring Robert Young, Walter Brennan and Ruth Hussey. Rogers’ Rangers was initially a provincial company from the colony of New Hampshire, attached to the British Army during the French and Indian War. The shirt and pants have the MGM sewn-in tag and are made of a heavy green felt with fringe. Lot includes two hats, a possibles bag, and a shawl; none of which are marked MGM. These were apparently sold at the MGM auction in 1970 as Spencer Tracy’s but his name is not written inside, so we can only attribute as all of the soldiers wore the same style outfits. Also comes with an album of movie studio stills showing them wearing these uniforms. 1,000 - 1,500

112 - 101 RANCH SHOW (1911) EMPLOYEE BADGE. This metal badge is octagon shaped, 1-1/2” heavy metal, with clasp back and stamped in black “101 RANCH SHOW / 10 / SEASON / 1911”. The Miller Bros. 101 Ranch Show went national in 1907 and became one of the leading live Western attractions in the world, competing for a time with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, featuring cowboys and Indians, trick shooting, rodeo feats, etc. Extremely hard to find badge. 200 - 400 | September 26, 2018


113 - ENGRAVED “HWP” POWDER HORN FEATURING INDIANS AND FORT PITT ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN SMALL. This rare Fort Pitt powder horn is inscribed in script: “HWP” “Fort Pitt” “Castle Wm” “F__Chartres”. The “HWP” is engraved in a crest surrounded by a panoply of arms. Illustrated forts with legible names include “Fort Pitt” and “Castle Wm” in script. There is another fort flying a British flag that is probably “Fort Chartres”. The “Allegheny” and “Monongahela” rivers are also pictured and named. There is a whimsical Indian, smoking what appears to be a pipe tomahawk, and carrying a bow and an edged weapon. He is surrounded by two small animals. Several crude buildings, which may be Indian, are shown along with a small watercraft along the Monongahela River. Horn is fitted with a domed, hardwood plug secured with bass tacks. There is a wavy, hatched border just below this plug. A large, 1 - 1/2” iron staple just below the plug. The spout is carved with four beautifully carved, graduated rings. This horn measures 15 inches overall. This horn is attributed to engraver John Small who is believed to have worked at Fort Pitt. Another similar Fort Pitt “AR” horn by the same hand is in this sale. Condition: Good, as described. There are two areas of what appears to be water damage on the bottom of the horn for approximately 10”. This damage clouds and obscures some of the engraving, including a bit of one of the forts. 15,000 - 30,000

190 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 114 --- 1, 5, 8, 10 | September 26, 2018


114 - LARGE QUEBEC FRENCH & INDIAN WAR PERIOD MAP POWDER HORN ATTRIBUTED TO THE MASTER CARVER, EX. DUMONT COLLECTION. A large view of Quebec City is engraved on this well crafted horn. The carving of the stone fort located there, includes a large and well executed British flag flying over the fort. Additional images include two nicely carved sun and moon depictions and numerous stars. The map, in addition to Quebec, includes other forts, encampments, blockhouses, churches and assorted architecture. The waterways are populated with many sailing vessels, including two and three masted ships. The classical border at the plug end displays images of clam shells, figures, and assorted birds and foliage. Consistent with all Master Carver horns, the art, perspective, and shading of this horn are superlative. The raised portion of the horn terminates in one large and two thinner carved rings where it meets the darker, recessed area. Horn measures 14” overall. This horn comes with two John DuMont black and white photographs. Condition is very good. All of the images engraved on this horn are very clear and crisp. It appears that this horn saw no hard usage. It displays a nice mellow patina. There is a 1 1/2” by 1/4” broken piece of the spout tip which has been secured with tape. A very small 1/2” long tapering sliver is also missing from the spout tip. The plug is missing, and several minor chips and abrasions are present along the edge where the plug was attached. 15,000 - 30,000

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LOT - 115 --- 5, 4, 10, 6 | September 26, 2018


115 - ENGRAVED “RR” FORT PITT POWDER HORN. Walter felt this rare French and Indian War period Fort Pitt horn displayed “lots of character as Norm Flayderman would note”. There is an ornate cartouche with the entwined initials “RR”. Beneath the cartouche is a large Scottish thistle. The “Monogahela” and “Alegaheny” rivers are inscribed in script, as well as illustrated at their convergence at Fort Pitt, where it forms the Ohio. Fort Pitt is illustrated at the point. The spout displays a stubby vase and ring turning half an inch above its original iron staple for attaching a strap. There are two incised circles turned on the simple domed butt cap, which has a large integral knob at its center. Overall, this horn measures 11”. This horn has been attributed to the engraver John Small, who is believed to have worked at Fort Pitt. This particular horn is pictured and described on pages 44 and 45 of Jay Hopkin’s book “Bone Tipped and Banded Horns”. Condition: Good, with noted period repair. There is a 9 - 1/2 “ crack that is secured with five period staples. There is another 1/2” crack secured by a small period staple. This horn appears to have been shortened. A portion of the of the knob is missing from a break during its period of use. The domed butt cap has period abrasions and indentations from use, but retains some of its old finish. 10,000 - 20,000

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LOT - 116 --- 1, 2, 4 | September 26, 2018


116 - GREAT BRITAIN’S WEALTH AND GLORY ENGRAVED POWDER HORN OF JOHN WALKEN ATTRIBUTED TO THE MASTER CARVER. This historic horn is engraved: “GREAT BRTIAIN’S WEALtH & gLORy” “John WaLken”. Near the spout end are twelve engraved crests, signifying the London trade guilds: the Worshipful Companies of Grocers, Drapers, Mercers, Fishmongers, Merchant Taylors, Haberdashers, Frommongers, Vinters, Salters, Skinners, Clothmakers and Goldsmiths. London’s crest is engraved above a cityscape. Also pictured is a mermaid, an angel on a pedestal, ships and impressive architecture. The spout is of a vase and ring design with a 1/4” silver band. The horn is faceted below the ring on the spout. At the flat, hardwood plug, there is another 1/4 “ silver band. There is also a patinated brass ring attached to the plug. The horn measures 12” overall. Walter attributed this horn to the skilled hand of The Master Carver. Walter attributed only nineteen horns to this hand. Condition: Very Good, as described. The spout is chipped in several places and has a 1” hairline crack. 15,000 - 30,000

196 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 117 --- 1, 2, 3, 4 | September 26, 2018


117 - RARE ARTILLERY ENGRAVED “SORRAY COUN NORTH CAROLINA” POWDER HORN WITH CANNONS. This rare North Carolina artillery horn is inscribed: “JOHN SAYLER”. “SORRAY COUN NORTH CAROLINA” Motifs engraved on this horn include a wonderfully detailed overhead view cannon and mortar. There is also a side view of a cannon, carriage and tools, and what appears to be a flintlock rifle and muskets. A drum, flag, and other images, which may include a liberty pole and cap are also engraved. The plug is bordered by what appears to be an engraved fort. There is a very nice border design around the horn, featuring two fans. This horn is fitted with a beautiful hardwood, domed and stepped plug, which terminates in an integral, wooden finial. There is an intricately carved band below the finial. This plug is secured with five wooden pins. The raised portion of this horn terminates in a fish mouth, from which the darker throat protrudes. There is a very nicely vase and ring turned spout tip. According to Jay Hopkins, in his book “Bone Tipped & Banded Horns : Vol. 1”, page 58, this is a finely made, small priming or pocket horn with a modified fish mouth at the neck. The carving shows artillery ordinance including cannons, mortars and two field pieces. The details are extremely fine and appear almost architectural or patent grade. It also includes the name “John Sayler” and “Surrey County, North Carolina.” The genealogical research on his man is ongoing, but there is one noted to be in a Virginia militia company who ended up in North Carolina. The horn appears to be of Virginia origin with the acorn finial and pinned horn tip. It could well have belonged to an artillery officer or cartographer and it could have been used as a priming or a pocket horn for a pistol. Condition: Good. There is minor carrying wear to the fish’s mouth and side of the horn, which clouds and diminishes the carvings in that area. Approximately half of the turned spout tip is missing. Several chips and erosion to the overhanging lip of the butt plug are present, as well as a small chip to the finial. There are also assorted scratches and abrasions from use. 10,000 - 20,000

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LOT - 118 --- 1, 5, 3, 11 | September 26, 2018


118 - ENGRAVED NEW YORK MAP POWDER HORN WITH SCOTTISH SILVER MOUNTS. The three major motifs on this horn are a heraldic crest, the Royal British Crest and a detailed drawing of New York Harbor. The heraldic crest depicts a rampant lion with a diagonal line running through him. This may be the Beaumont Family crest. In a banner above the crest are the words “GOD HELP”. The royal crest is a fairly acrurate depiction of the Hanoverian British Crest. The detailed map engraved on this horn begins with a view of “NEW YORK” Harbor, which is labeled in a banner above it. The next large carved image on the map is “ALBANY”, which is followed by all of the major points leading to “LAKE ONTERIO” and Fort “NIAGRA”. The following locations are noted: “CHINEKTY”, “H,MOON”, “EHVNTR”, “F,HENRY”, “FORT HARKIMAN”, “FORT STANWIX”, “LAKE ONYDA”, “OSWEGO”, “SARATOGA”, “LAKE GEORGE”, and “FORT EDWARD”. The butt plug is carved around it’s edge, under the silver, with a sawtooth design. This plug is capped with two decorative, scalloped silver rings. The center ring has a late nineteenth century round, faceted cut glass insert. This horn displays scalloping at the beginning of the darker, recessed portion. The entirety of the recessed portion is faceted and divided by two carved rings. There are two silver mounts for a strap. One is located on the main body of the horn and the other on the recessed end, toward the spout. This horn measures 13” overall. Condition is very good. there is a 1” hairline crack on the spout. This horn appears to be missing an applied tip and a silver band, which would have been applied when the silver fittings were added. 10,000 - 20,000

200 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 119 --- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 | September 26, 2018


119 - ENGRAVED FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR MAP POWDER HORN OF FORT CRAVEN AND LAKE ONTARIO. This French and Indian War map horn is inscribed: “FORT CRAVEN” “CATTOROGOVE” “LAKE ONTARIO” “OSAWGO”. The afor listed places are all prominently illustrated on this map horn of the Mowhawk Valley in Upstate New York. Two ships are depicted on Lake Ontario. The butt is carved in concentric circles terminating in an integral knob at the center. A 3/4” scalloped brass band was used to repair the horn at the butt end during its period of use. There is high relief carved reverse fluting or tendrils located below the pair of rings at the spout. The spout is fitted with what appears to be a 1- 1/2 inch silver reinforced tip. This horn measures 14 inches overall. This horn is pictured and described by Jay Hopkins on pages 28 and 29 in his book “Bone Tipped & Banded Horns”. According to Hopkins, “this horn is carved with upstate New York details from the Mowhawk River Valley. It includes Fort Craven, which burned in 1756, thus dating the horn. There are other details of Fort Ontario, Lake Ontario, ships, gates and encampment grounds. The horn is probably of New England origin and it is by a talented, but unknown carver.” Condition: Good. Period repair to butt end, as described. Several nails are missing from the brass band. 10,000 - 30,000

202 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 120 --- 1, 5, 8, | September 26, 2018


120 - ENGRAVED POWDER HORN OF ABRAHAM FORNI, DATED 1768 AND ATTRIBUTED TO THE POINTED TREE CARVER. This polychrome horn is inscribed: “ABRAHAM” “FORNI” “1768”. There is what appears to be a simplified British Great Seal engraved at the spout end of the horn. The owner’s name and date are engraved in a stylish cartouche toward the plug end. There are three sailing ships included among this horns decoration. Also pictured is a well detailed cannon, flanked by a rifleman and his hound, chasing a fox and buck. There is a pleasing double, curved linear border at the butt. This horn is fitted with a domed, hardwood butt plug topped with a rounded staple. There is neatly carved scalloping, which decorates the beginning of the recessed, darker portion of the horn. This scalloping is accented with a double line border. The throat terminates in a faceted and turned tip. This horn may be the work of The Pointed Tree Carver. Walter attributed this horn to Major Abraham Forney, the youngest son of Jacob Forney, Sr., a gallant soldier of the Revolution and in many campaigns proved his courage and patriotism, in that long fought contest. He was in the front ranks at Ramsour’s Mill and King’s Mountain. Captain Abraham Forney, born in 1740 at Manheim, York County, Pennsylvania, also served in the Revolutionary War. He was among the troops that wintered at Valley Forge. Condition: Very Good, as described. Two 1 - 1/4” hairline cracks at spout. 8,000 - 12,000

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LOT - 121 --- 1, 4, 9 | September 26, 2018


121 - THOMAS CLEAVER’S ENGRAVED NEW YORK MAP POWDER HORN. This French and Indian War map horn is inscribed: “Thomas Cleaver His Horn Febeury 24”; “1843” (This date has been applied over the original date). Also engraved on this horn is the British Royal Coat of Arms. The map portion covers the distance between “ALBANy” and Fort “NIAGRA”, which is pictured flying a British flag. Also included is Sir William Johnson’s Fort, Fort “HARRMAN”, Fort “STANIX” and Fort “AUGUSTA”. Waterways include the Mohawk River, Lake “Oneda” and “LAKE ONTArI”. There is a graduated, three stepped faceted ring just below the raised portion of the horn. A smaller, faceted ring is also located below the spout. This horn is fitted with two brass attachments with their escutcheons for a strap. They no longer have their rings. The horn measures 12 inches overall. This horn is attributed to engraver John Fox. His horns are all done in a similar fashion with the city or town names enclosed in boxes. He is best known for the mini Forbes Road engraved map horns and Fort Pitt map horns. This example is unusual as it depicts New York and Fort Niagara rather than the Forbes Road. For a signed example by John Fox, see the John Cox horn in this sale. Currently the Fort Pitt Museum is exhibiting another example of a 1764 dated map horn depicting the Forbes Road, also signed by Fox. According to the museum’s research, the carver “may have been a soldier in the Royal American Regiment stationed at Fort Pitt”. A Fox signed horn belonging to John Mifflin, dated March 23, 1764, can also be found in the collection of the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum. There is a Muster Roll record of a Lieutenant Thomas Cleaver from New York dated June 7, 1778. Condition is very good, as described. Good color. Missing butt plug. 8,000 - 12,000

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LOT - 122 --- 1, 4, 11 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 123 --- 3, 1, 9, 4

122 - POWDER HORN OF JARED HARRISON, “THE GLORIOUS ERA OF INDEPENDENCE, JULY 4TH, 1776”. This Revolutionary War horn is inscribed: “JARED HARRISON’S Pdr HORN” “The Glorious AEra Independence” “July ye 4th A.D. 1776”. This decorated horn includes an image of a mitre capped soldier who could be American or British, a musket and sword. There are also fish of different sizes, a three masted ship, and what appears to be fort and ten triangular shapes. Various other designs are present. There is very nice scalloping at the end of the raised portion of the horn, where it meets the darker, recessed portion. This horn terminates in a brass cap at the throat. The horn measures 11 - 1/2 inches overall. There is a Captain Jared Harrison from Salisbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, born in 1749, who served in the Revolutionary War. Condition: Very Good, as described. This horn may have been modified for use as a hunting horn and is missing its wood butt plug. There are two 3/8” pewter plugs on the back side. Chipping is also present on the ring below the brass sleeve at the spout. 5,000 - 10,000

208 | September 26, 2018 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 124 --- 1, 2, 5

123 - ENGRAVED POWDER HORN OF NELSON FINNEY, LUNINBURGH, 1752. This horn is inscribed: “LUNINBURGH MAY ye 26th” “IN THE YEAR AD 1752” “NELSON FINNEY HIS HORN”. The main decoration on this diminutive horn is a stylized, folk art rooster in a panel with foliage. Below the rooster is a beautiful floral type decoration that blends well with the half inch border at the butt end. There is another whimsical border just below the thinly tapering spout. It has a flat butt plug secured with small iron pins and fitted with what appears to be a small brass drawer pull from a desk or small box. This horn measures 10” overall. There is a Lieutenant Nelson Finney who was born July 8, 1728 in Taunton (Bristol), Massachusetts. Condition: Very Good. This horn features a nice warm, mellow patina. Normal, minor abrasions from use are evident. 6,000 - 12,000

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LOT - 125 --- no image in catalog

124 - MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR SHIRLEY SETS OUT TO CONFER WITH GENERAL BRADDOCK, 1755 * SHIRLEY, Sir William (1694-1771) as Governor of Massachusetts and British general, autograph letter signed to Godfrey Malbone, dated Boston, 22 March 1755. 2 pp., folio. Governor Shirley writes that “Being under strong Injunction from Sir Thomas Robinson one of his Maj[est]y’s principal Secretaries of State, to have an Interview with Major General Braddock as soon as possible, I shall set out from hence on Thursday next for Annapolis in Maryland in order to meet him there, and he is to come from Virginia to that place to meet me.” He informs Malbone that he will travel by land until reaching Newport, as it is “better furnished with proper Sloops and Masters, who are good pilots thro the Sound” and ask Malbone “hire one for me to carry my Company and retinue”, noting that it consists of “three Gentlemen & four Servants; and we shall have nine Horses & perhaps more...” Malbone was one of the wealthiest men in Rhode Island, having enriched himself through the triangle trade and in privateering. The Annapolis conference between Braddock and Shirley resulted in the British, three-pronged campaign strategy, which ultimately failed. William Shirley was a British colonial administrator who was the longest-serving Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (1741–1749 and 1753–1756) and later Governor of the Bahamas in the 1760s. He is best known for his role in organizing the 1745 Siege of Louisbourg during King George’s War, and for his role in military affairs during the French & Indian War. Shirley led a military expedition to reinforce Oswego in 1755, and became Commander-In-Chief in North America upon the death of General Edward Braddock. His difficulties in organizing expeditions in 1755 and 1756 were compounded by political disputes with New York politicians, and over military matters with Indian agent Sir William Johnson. These disagreements led to his recall in 1757 as both Commander-In-Chief and as Governor. 2,000 - 4,000

* Photographs Available Online | September 26, 2018


LOT - 128 --- 1, 3

125 - RARE 1771 DATED BLACK GLASS DECANTER WITH PERSONAL SEAL OF TIMOTHY HORSFIELD. 10” tall. The bottle of hand-blown black glass, stands 9 1/2” tall and the concave base is 4 1/4” in diameter. The front features an embossed seal “Timo./Horsfield/1771”. Excellent condition with one minor chip at rear of opening. Complete with many notes detailing Walter O’Connor’s study of the bottle and Horsfield, as well as his research, copies of documents written by Horsfield, and a display poster regarding the bottle. Tim Horsfield of Liverpool, England, born in 1708, was one of the most important Moravian leaders in the 18th Century Bethlehem. A butcher by trade, he immigrated to the American colonies in 1725 and settled on Long Island, New York. In 1731 he married Mary Doughty, a Quaker. Mr. Horsfield became acquainted with Bishop David Nitschmann (1696-1772) and entertained many Moravian missionaries traveling between the colonies and Europe as well as the West Indies. In 1749, the Horsfields moved to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and took occupancy of a new stone house built for them. The house still stands on the north side of Market Street opposite the old Moravian Cemetery. Horsfield became a leading Moravian figure known especially for his abilities as a mediator in the evangelistic activities between Indians and the Moravian Church. In 1752, he succeeded Frederick Antes as Justice of the Peace in Bethlehem. He held that office until 1764. During the 1763 uprising of the Indian tribes, which was led by Ottawa Chief Pontiac, Mr. Horsfield was commissioned as Colonel in the militia of Northampton County. On March 9th, 1773 Timothy Horsfield, one of Bethlehem’s greatest leaders, departed this life at age 65. His wife followed him on October 14th, 1773. The pages of the published Colonial Records and the Pennsylvania Archives are replete with correspondence between Mr. Horsfield and virtually every important Pennsylvania colonial personality. 4,000 - 8,000

212 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 129 --- 1, 11, show detail of date 1755

126 - LOT OF 3 EARLY ANIMAL TRAPS: ONE DATED 1755, ONE MARKED “GILPA”, ANOTHER 18TH CENTURY. Lot is comprised of: A) The highlight of this lot is a large beaver trap with 8” jaws, measuring 24” overall, of hand-forged iron. Bottom inscribed “G*A” and dated “1755.” Dated 18th century traps are extremely rare and very few exist. The trap is in very good condition with dark patina overall, pad is missing; otherwise functional and complete. B) Iron varmint trap, probably circa 1900, stamped “GILPA” on top of spring. Gilpa was established in 1873 as Gilbertson and Page in London, England. Measures 9 1/2” overall with 3” jaws. Good condition with some pitting and heavy brown patina. C) Large, probably 18th century, beaver trap, hand-forged iron construction, measures 30” overall with 6” jaws. Very good condition with dark patina. Complete with chain and hook, functional and complete. This is a very nice grouping of early and desirable traps. 2,000 - 4,000 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 130 --- 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9

127 - LARGE AND DETAILED FRENCH & INDIAN WAR ENGRAVED MAP POWDER HORN OF QUEBEC, LAKE ERIE AND ONTARIO, MASTER CARVER ATTRIBUTED. This attractive horn features a large and detailed map starting in “PoiNt LEVy” and ending at the “FAll OF Niagara” and Fort “NiAgARA”. Other noted locations recorded on this horn include: “Crudre”, “Quebeck”, “MONtreal”, “Ft Laglol”, “Lake ST. FraNCois”, “Ft St Regis”, “OSWEgo”, “FronteNAC”, “LAKE ONTARIO”, “LAC SUperieur”, “LAKE ERIE” and “Ft Detroit”. As on all Master Carver horns, the images on this horn are professionally and exquisitely engraved. The major images included on this horn are Fort Quebec, Fort Niagara and two heraldic crests with chevrons. Also present is a large Indian with a knife and raised tomahawk. There is also a smaller Indian holding a sword and war club. Another band of Native Americans carrying weapons and a British flag are shown on their way to Montreal. This is a repeated theme that is present on at least two other Master Carver horns in Walter’s collection. As on all Master Carver horns, these Indians are engraved so accurately that it can be assumed that he was very familiar with their weapons and attire. It is very unusual to see such authentic depictions of American Indians from this period. Additional images include a stag, hound and hunter. Detailed architecture, forts, trees, ships and rivers decorate the map. This horn features scalloping above the darker, recessed area, which terminates in a raised ring. The spout ends in a raised lip. There are also two large carved rings and three smaller, graduated rings on the recessed spout end of the horn. The pine, domed cap has an old staple and two vacant holes. This horn measures 15 “ overall. Walter attributed this horn to the skilled hand of The Master Carver. He attributed only nineteen horns to this skilled engraver. Ex. Dupont Copeland Condition: Excellent, excepting the described period repair. This horn has a very pleasing, honey colored patina. All of the images and carving remain sharp. There is a 5 - 1/2” crack that is nicely repaired during its period of use with iron staples, which may have been attached from the inside of the horn. Minor chipping is present on the two larger carved rings below the spout. 15,000 - 25,000

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LOT - 131 --- 4, 3, 2, 1

128 - SIGNED JOHN FOX NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY AND PENNSYLVANIA MAP POWDER HORN OF JOHN CHAMBERS, DATED 1764. This Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York map horn is inscribed: “John Chambers March the” “Made By Jno. Fox 17 : 1764” The map portion of this horn includes the place names in panels: “New york”, “ALBaNY”, “F IOHNSON”, “F HArk MaN”, “F StaNIX”, “BLockHouse”, “Fc_LLUm”, “BIUOMtON”, “ONtarI”, “FaGUSTA”, “LaNDINg”, “SLOSer”, “DeTroyaT”, “PHILIDeLPHIA”, “BUrLONtoN”, “PrINcetoowN”, “ALeNStowN”, “CrAMBery”, “AMBOy”, “ELIZABETH TOWN”, “WOOD BrIGe”, “NIagra” and “PUDrINMAre”. The whimsical Hanoveran British Royal Crest is the main motif on this well executed horn. Also illustrated are symbols for forts and towns, as well as a horse, trees, and other buildings of note. There is no border decoration on either end of this horn. The domed plug is secured with wooden pins. There remains a small period, stiched leather strap attachment, secured by three rose head nails on the plug. There is a well carved ring at the beginning of the darker, recesed portion of this horn. Overall, this horn measures 11 inches. A collection number, “672”, was applied twice to the plug. This horn is signed “Jno. Fox”, the horns carver. Currently the Fort Pitt Museum is exhibiting another example of a 1764 dated map horn depicting the Forbes Road, also signed by Fox. According to the museum’s research, the carver “may have been a soldier in the Royal American Regiment stationed at Fort Pitt”. Another Fox signed horn belonging to John Mifflin, dated March 23, 1764, several days after this particular map horn was carved, can be found in the collection of the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum. Condition: Good. Some minor, period wear is present to the engraving. Insect damage is evident in several small areas on the horn near the plug. Several of the pins that were used to secure the plug are missing. 15,000 - 25,000

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LOT - 132 --- 1, 2, 3

129 - UNUSUAL PANELED POWDER HORN OF ROBORT STEVENS, TIONDEROGA, 1759. This French and Indian War horn is inscribed: “ROBBORT : STEUENS” “TIONEROGA : SEPt. 11th 1759” “Steal : not the ___________ 2(?). All the lettering on this horn is contained on a very distinctive scalloped, raised panel. The horn measures 13 - 1/2” overall. According to Walter, other horns known by this hand use the same spelling of Ticonderoga (the “C” is omitted). He identifies the engraver as the “Momento Mori” carver. Robbort Stevens (Robert Stevens) was in the 1st Connecticut Volunteers Reg., 7th Company, under Captain Timothy Herlthey from March 29 to December 16, 1759. From April 17 to December 2, 1761 and from March 16 to December 9, 1762 in the 6th Company. This Information comes from the Fort Ticonderoga Museum via former curator Mrs. Lape, August 22, 1987. Included with the horn is a notarized letter signed by Dwight Mills Van Evera on August 20, 1987 stating that it was his understanding that this horn “has been handed down in [his] family since the eighteenth century.” Condition: Good, as described. Missing wooden plug. There is a 1/2” indentation around the circumference of the horn below the spout. Missing words and letters as shown above. 10,000 - 25,000

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LOT - 133 --- 1, 4, 10,

130 - FOLK ART POWDER HORN OF G. BILER FEATURING FORT DUQUESNE. This extremely rare, historic and possibly unique Fort Duquesne map horn is inscribed: “G. Biler” “G B”. Fort Duquesne, along with the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers, is prominently illustrated on the main body of this horn. Other images engraved on this horn include a running stag, a lion and whimsical designs. It is fitted with a domed, walnut butt plug, which features turned concentric rings and a large integral knob/finial. A bold and deeply cut sawtooth edge decorates the beginning of the recessed portion of the horn. This horn has a faceted and tapering spout that retains part of its leather strap attachment. It measures 12 - 1/2” overall. Condition: Good. Approximately half of the integral knob is missing. The remainder of the knob is bound with thread to prevent further separation. 10,000 - 20,000 | September 26, 2018


131 - ENGRAVED HAVANA MAP POWDER HORN OF MICHAEL MEZGER, DATED 1762. This rare Havana map horn is inscribed: “MIC HAEL” “MEZG ER” “1762” “ABNER * DAWES” “FRANCKFORT”. This well executed polychrome horn is engraved with the owner’s name and date in a heart cartouche. The names “Abner Dawes” and “Franckfort” are engraved in banners near two detailed depictions of a cities. There are also large ships flying flags, a town, forts, a rifleman, birds, tulips and assorted foliage included among the decoration on this horn. There is well executed, large scalloping at the beginning of darker, faceted, recessed portion of this horn. There is a scalloped and decorated ring that is now the tip of the spout. This horn measures 10” overall. Walter was “fairly certain that this is a Siege of Havana horn”. Condition: Very Good, as found. It may have been modified to be used as a hunting horn, and therefore is missing the plug. The end of spout is also missing. 10,000 - 15,000

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LOT - 134 --- 4, 3, 2, 1, 7, 5, 12 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 135 --- 5, 9, 8 LOT - 136 --- 1, 6 132 - JACOB SLAGLE POWDER HORN WITH BRITISH CREST, DATED 1768. This 18th Century powder horn is inscribed: “IACOB” “SLAGLE” “1768” “IACOB” “SLAGLE” “1768” “HE”. The owner’s name and date are engraved in a shield or cartouche, sprouting branches and tulips. The date is repeated in a grouping of hearts with the initials “HE”. The owners name is also repeated in a secondary shield below a rifleman and his hound. There is what appears to be a fort and several animals, including deer, hounds, and a fearsome horse, chasing a fleeing man. This horn is fitted with a domed, hardwood plug fitted with an iron staple for strap attachment. The plug is secured with wooden and iron pins. There is scalloping carved at the beginning of the darker, recessed portion of the horn. The end of the recessed portion has a faceted spout tip. This horn measures ten (10) inches overall. Records show there was a John Jacob Slagle who served in the American Revolutionary War. Vol. 77 Lineage Book Natl Soc DAR, page 19, 20, & 21, indicates: “John Jacob Slagle (1751-1800) served as a private in the 13th Pennsylvania regiment. He was born in York County, Pa; died in Hampshire County, Va. (now W. Va.)”. Condition: Very Good. With expected wear and good patina. There is a 1/2 inch hairline crack at the spout. 4,000 - 8,000

133 - SHUTTLEWORTH FAMILY ENGLISH SILVER MOUNTED AND ENGRAVED POWDER HORN. This engraved and silver mounted English horn features anicely inlaid silver oval in the mahogany plug. This oval is inscribed with the Latin phrase “ISTO VELOCIOR VITA” (Here, the faster life). It also displays the crest of the Shuttleworth family, who settled at Gawthorpe, in the county of Lancashire, England as early as 1330. There is a 1/2” arched, silver band around the plug end of the horn. It also has a silver tipped spout that terminates in a sawtooth pattern. There is expanding crosshatching that graduates from the spout, running halfway up the horn, to a carved band. One inch below the butt this band is repeated and is flanked by half circles. This horn is also fitted with two circular, silver mounts. Overall, this horn measures 10 - 1/2 “. Condition: Excellent, with minor abrasions and wear from use. 4,000 - 8,000

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LOT - 137 --- 1, 2, 12

134 - ENGRAVED POWDER HORN CARVED WITH SOLDIERS IN BATTLE. According to Jay Hopkins in “Bone Tipped & Banded Horns : Vol. 1” on pages 42 and 43, “the carved details on this horn are a row of Indians and dogs retreating from two armed colonists. It is thought to date between 1760 and 1770. It is probably New England in origin, but is generic enough that it could be from anywhere, including the South. The applied knob and rounded butt decorated with simple groves, could raise the possibility. The butt is turned maple or fruitwood with an applied knob. It is held with eleven roundhead iron tacks. The horn is by an unknown hand.” Other images present are what appears to be a horse, a heart, a ship flying a British flag and a stylized female. The horn measures 14 inches overall. Condition: Fair, as described. This horn has a dark, mellow patina. There is a 1/2” by 1/2” chip of missing horn surface and a missing tack. A 1” hairline crack is located at the spout. A small hole is also located just below the butt. Minor chips can also be found on the horn and plug, where they meet. Various scratches and imperfections are also present. 4,000 - 6,000 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 138 --- 3, 7, 9,

135 - POWDER HORN OF I.S. PROVOOST ENGRAVED WITH HIGHLANDER AND ATTRIBUTED TO THE MASTER CARVER. This horn is inscribed: “I.s. ProvoosT”, or possibly “1st ProvoosT”. There is an extremely well executed Highlander, drawing his basket hilted sword, engraved near the plug end of the horn. This horn has a carved six faceted spout tip and a domed, wood plug carved with concentric circles. The plug is secured with nine iron pins. This horn measures 14 - 1/2 “ overall. This horn was one of 19 horns Walter attributed to The Master Carver. The Highlander figure engraved on this horn is nearly identical to a Scottish figure found on The Master Carver attributed “Alexandr Sutherland” horn in this sale. Condition: Very Good, as described. Missing knob on plug and carrying ring 1” below the spout. There is also a 1” crack at the plug end of horn. Nice mellow color where the Highlander is engraved. 2,500 - 4,500

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LOT - 139 --- 1, 7

136 - ENGRAVED MAP POWDER HORN WITH FORT, BUTT DATED 1756. This French and Indian War horn is inscribed: “I : T 1756” “I T”. There is a large fort flying a British flag with what appears to be a primitive ship, additional buildings and a river depicted on this horn. The illustrations on this horn are fairly primitive with the exception of the fort. This horn is fitted with a domed plug, which is inscribed with the owners initials and the date. It is secured with nine wooden pins. Overall, this horn measures 9 “ overall. Condition: Good, as described. Minor chipping at spout and plug. Rim damage is present for approximately 2” on the horn around the plug. There are several vacant pin holes at the plug. This horn is also possibly shortened. The spout tip appears to be missing an applied band. 2,000 - 6,000 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 140 --- 1, 2, 8

137 - ENGRAVED POWDER HORN OF LUES SLIVER, DATED 1761 AND DECORATED WITH BATTLE AND CANNON FIRE. This French and Indian War period horn is inscribed: “LVeS * SLIVer 1761”. The main image engraved on this horn is a bastion with cannons firing and a large, unmarked flag. There are also four figures with weapons. One of these figures, carrying a musket with bayonet, is pictured escorting a dark figure who may be in distress. The other three figures are hunters, shooting a rabbit and stag. A possible Indian is carved seated under a bird and tree. A large vase with flowers, flanked by a male and female, decorates another portion of the horn. There is a serpentine border at the plug end. This horn is fitted with a pine plug with what appears to be its original staple. The plug is secured with several iron pins, a tack and a nail. There is an iron attachment for a strap on the two inch raised spout Condition: Fair, as described. There are several hairline cracks at the plug end, as well as a 3” split in the horn. There is also a small abrasion at the base of the spout. 2,000 - 3,500

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LOT - 141 --- 1 LOT - 142 --- 1, 7 -detail shot 138 - LOT OF HUNTING BAGS AND POWDER HORNS. Lot is Comprised of: A) Horn with curved 12-1/2” tapered body engraved with three ships, wooden plug. Good condition with yellow patina. B) Plain powder horn with bulbous wooden plug and turned spout. Very good condition, measures 15” overall. C) Brass mounted powder horn of 16” overall, brass plug and spout with measure, two brass rings holding leather straps with hand forged buckles. Very good condition, brass with dark patina, horn with one tiny area of insect damage, size of pencil tip. D) Small 4” priming horn, curved and with wooden chip-carved plug, very good condition, some tiny chips. E) Leather shot flask, fair condition showing age and some losses to stitching. F) Late 18th or early 19th century hunting bag (8-1/2” x 7”) with three cut-out designs on flap. Good condition, complete with left side of strap detached. G) Decorative leather hunting bag (10” x 11-1/2”), flap with cutout and leather backed lettering “J.J. Werley” and waffle-cut front. Fair condition, straps absent and lid detached. A very nice grouping of horns and bags. 1,500 - 2,500

139 - SILVER MOUNTED POWDER HORN HALLMARKED “IM”. This horn features a silver charger on its nicely turned spout, which is complete and in functional condition. This charger consists of a silver spout sheath which holds a leaf spring thumb leaver and cap. It is hallmarked with “IM” in a sunken, rectangular cartouche, possibly identifying it as the work of one of the Moulton Family of silversmiths, who worked in Massachusetts during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The wooden, domed plug has a thin lip where it meets the horn. This plug is secured with brass pins. This horn measures 10 - 1/2 “ overall. Condition: The silver has a mellow patina. The domed butt plug has a 1 - 1/4 “ crack and extensive crazing in the finish. Additionally, there are some slight indentations caused by insects. 1,500 - 3,000 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 143 --- 1, 5, 8 LOT - 144 --- 1

140 - POWDER HORN WITH SCOTTISH STYLE SILVER MOUNTS. This is a simple but nicely executed silver mounted horn in the Scottish fashion. The hardwood plug of this horn is turned with concentric circles. The plug end has a 1/2” silver border with decorative, engraved scalloping and a tool line. There is also a capped 1 3/4” silver spout with a sliding lid and knob. A silver band with carrying ring is located 2 3/4” below the spout decoration. This horn measures 13 inches overall. Condition is very good, as described. Missing approximately 1 1/2” of scalloped decoration on plug band. A 1 1/4” hairline crack is present on the plug. 1,500 - 4,000

141 - BRASS MOUNTED ARTILLERY POWDER HORN. This artillery powder horn is fitted with of two brass bands, one retaining its original swivel for a sling or carrying strap. The often missing brass charger is complete and present, in functional condition. Both bands and the charger are decorated with tool lines. This horn has the usual concave butt plug and its original, turned and threaded knob. This bulbous, vase and ring shaped knob is decorated with several tool lines. The wooden plug is attached with brass pins. It appears to be British, and was most likely made and carried in the last quarter of the eighteenth century. This horn measures 15 - 1/2 “ overall. For a similar example, see page 101 of Madison Grant’s book “Powder Horns and Their Architecture”. Condition: Very Good, as described. The entire horn, including mounts, appears to be uncleaned and displays a nice patina. The plug has several chips missing from the outer edge of rim. 1,500 - 2,500 228 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 145 --- 1, 4, 7

142 - UNUSUAL ENGRAVED POWDER HORN INSCRIBED “PUN LA” AND “WM” WITH MIRROR IN PLUG. This bold and deeply carved horn is engraved: “PUN LA” “W” “AOM (?)”. Many abstract, geometric images incorporating circles and hex sign or pin wheel type symbols are carved on this horn. There is also a primitive depiction of a large bird, which appears to be a turkey. A ship and what is possibly a four bastion fort are also present. The central design that is labeled “PUN LA” has what appears to be a flower or thistle type plant. There are interwoven cords, which almost appear to be like rope, surrounding the images. Three panels of crosshatched half circles and dots are also included. This horn has a magnificent, heavy, 3 - 1/2 “ fluted spout. There is bold scalloping at the beginning of the recessed portion of the horn. No border exists at the butt end of the horn, which is fitted with a flat plug, secured with iron nails. There is a crudely shaped glass mirror inletted into the butt plug. This horn measures 11” overall. Horn is possibly of Native American origin. Condition: Fair. There are two vacant holes for a staple located in the horn at the butt cap, one of which is chipped out. The remnants of two iron mounts are present on the horn; one three inches down from the plug, and the other 1 - 1/2” down from the spout end of the horn. There is a small round plug at the base of the spout. Various minor chips are present on the rim at the plug end of the horn. 1,500 - 3,500 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 146 --- 1, 3 LOT - 147 --- 2, 1, 4 143 - LOT OF 4: EARLY FLAT SCOTTISH, EUROPEAN AND ONE POSSIBLY AMERICAN POWDER HORNS. Lot is comprised of: Four early, engraved powder horns: (A) This decorated horn is inscribed: “MDccVIII” “1708” “I * L”. At the base of this horn is a large engraved thistle and two smaller thistles. There is also what appears to be a tulip above the date. All of these images are executed in decorated panels. The reverse side of the horn has a hand pointing at a tree. Below the “IL” initials is another thistle and tulip, above a large geometric flower. All are surrounded by decorated panels. This horn features a faceted spout. Condition: Good, with some wear from use. (B) This horn is inscribed: “J (?) Purves” “IOHN PURUES” “S . I” “1703”. Images engraved on this horn include a central, large Scottish thistle topped with a crown and flanked by two birds. There are some whimsical animals and plants as well. On the reverse side, there is a large flower at the base and additional animals and flowers. Condition: Very Good. (C) There is a well executed, figurative head from which the spout protrudes on this horn. The horn is decorated with circular and half circular geometric designs at the butt end of both sides. Condition: Very Good. Minor hairline crack and small chips at the plug. (D) The spout of this horn is protruding from the mouth of a well carved beast featuring inlaid eyes. According to Walter, this horn features a “folk art hunting scene, circa 1750, found in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. The engraving does not resemble European work, but the style of the horn could be, as the form was used on both continents. The animal head spout has been found on Lancaster and Lebanon County flat horns that have Pa. German hex signs & distelfinks, tulips, etc.”. Condition: Good, as described. There is a 1 - 1/2 “ crack at the butt on the reverse side of the horn. 1,000 - 2,500 144 - LOT OF 3: ENGRAVED 18TH CENTURY POWDER HORNS. Lot is comprised of: Three small horns: (A) This horn is inscribed: “CROUN BINT” “IACOB WILLHELLM”. The central figure on this diminutive horn is a cityscape pictured with figural weathervanes and flying what may be a Swiss flag. Other images include a male figure, what appears to be part of a rifle, a fort and floral decorations. It also sports a primitive geometric border. This horn features a nicely turned spout and a softwood plug. Condition: Poor, as described. This horn displays a nice mellow patina. There is rim damage and several areas of insect damage, as well as a broken spout tip. (B) According to Walter, this 18th century folk art horn, which has seen much service, features motifs including Mitre-capped soldiers around the base, which has been cut 1 to 1 - 1/2”. The date of “1832” is added at that time period. Several other horns are known by this unidentified engraver. Two are shown on pages 182 and 183 of Jim Johnston’s book, “Accouterments II”. The base plug is its original, although it is shaved around its perimeter when remounted. It is likely of Pennsylvania origin. This horn also displays assorted animals, flowers and an engraved saw tooth border toward the spout. Condition: Good, as described. There is some wear from carrying and some minor abrasions. (C) This horn is extensively carved with crosshatching and primitive geometric patterns. There is also some simple carving at the spout. The horn is fitted with a pine butt plug, which is secured with wooden pins. Condition: Fair. Two large chips at the plug. 1,000 - 3,000 230 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 148 --- 1, LOT - 149 --- 1

LOT - 150 --- 1,2

145 - (A) FRENCH FLINTLOCK OFFICER’S FUSIL. Manufacturer: St. Etienne This scarce circa 1770’s officer’s fusil features an unmarked round steel barrel. The flat lockplate is marked Model: Flintlock Officers Fusil with traces of “St. Etienne” markings and has a rounded tail and reinforced cock. All the furniture is brass Caliber: .69 Smoothbore and in the French style; has iron rear sling swivel. The walnut stock is of familiar French form with a French Barrel Length: 36 - 1/4” comb and is full length. The barrel and lock were cleaned at some time and now retain a grey patina with FFL Status: Antique scattered spotting and freckling along with some corrosion around touch hole and on lockplate. The lock is original flint and functions well. Brass is unpolished and appears to have had a gilt wash. Triggerguard is broken at rear tang, but both pieces are present. Middle band, band spring, and ramrod are absent. Although the stock is broken at the wrist as well as through the comb, all of the wood, minus a small sliver below the lock, are present. French fusils from this period are very rare and this project would be worth the time, only requiring some gluing and minor fitting. 800 - 1,200

146 - (A) NAVY ARMS CO. REPRODUCTION MODEL 1766 CHARLEVILLE FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Manufacturer: Navy Arms Co. This is an accurate copy of a Model 1766 Charleville musket, one of the primary weapons used in the Model: 1766 Charleville American Revolution ,and provided to Continental troops by the French. It features a round steel barrel with Serial No. 1557 bayonet lug on top and Navy Arms markings at the breech. Flat lockplate stamped Charleville in script Caliber: .69 Smoothbore and marked with a small fleur-de-lis. Standard French Model 1766 steel furniture and plain walnut stock. Barrel Length: 45” Excellent condition showing a few freckles and light storage marks. Great for a re-enactor or display. FFL Status: Antique 500 - 800

147 - AMERICAN PISTOL CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION. Manufacturer: American Probably circa 1800-1810, this American pistol features a round smoothbore steel barrel with view and Model: Officer proof marks on the left side of the breech. Rounded unmarked lockplate has been converted to percussion. Caliber: .60 Plain brass furniture. Plain walnut stock with wooden ramrod. Fair “as found” condition, steel components Barrel Length: 9” retain a dark patina, brass is unpolished and retains a dark patina. One lock retaining screw is absent and FFL Status: Antique stock has some losses and old repairs. Probably a militia officer’s pistol. 800 - 1,200 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 151 --- 2, 1

LOT - 152 --- 1, 2

LOT - 153 --- 1, show all items

148 - LOT OF 4: TWO COMPLETE LOCKS(ONE 1745 WILLETTS SEA SERVICE), TWO LOCKPLATES. Lot is comprised of: A) Pattern 1738 Sea Service Musket Lock (Complete). Measures 7-1/2” in length, center engraved with large crown over “GR” and stamped with British government ownership mark, tail inscribed “WILLETTS/1745”. Very good with freckling overall and dark grey patina, markings good to very good. A very scarce lock. B) An unmarked musket lock measuring 7” in length, most likely English, inside of plate stamped with “H”. Lock is complete, frizzen re-lined during period of use, dark patina overall. C) First Model Long Land Pattern Brown Bess musket lockplate, measuring 6-7/8” in length, complete with pan. Tail marked “TOWER”, traces of crown visible in center, dark brown patina overall. Inside marked with crown over “2” and “WG” for William Grice. D) Wilson musket banana lockplate with pan and frizzen, measures 6-7/16” in length, “WILSON” engraved in center, nice dark patina overall. A great group of scarce and early locks and lockplates. 1,000 - 3,000

149 - LOT OF 4: ENGLISH AND FRENCH LOCKS AND PLATES, ONE “US” SURCHARGED. Lot is comprised of: A) “US” Surcharged French Model 1766 Lockplate with pan and frizzen spring. Measures 6-1/4” overall, center stamped with small crown over “HB” and “A ST ETIENNE”, tail stamped with “US” surcharge. Missing some components including mainspring. Markings very good and retains a dark patina. B) Pattern 1757 Sea Service Musket Lock, measuring 7” in length, complete other than cock. Marked clearly in center with large crown over “GR” and tail marked “VERNON/1759” Good condition with clear markings and brown freckled patina. Frizzen not attached, but present. C) Early French banana lock engraved “TVLLE” at tail, measures 6-1/8” in length and missing cock and frizzen, as well as most internal components. Good condition with heavy dark patina. C) British Sea Service pistol lock measuring 5-1/4” in length, devoid of markings and with grey patina overall, but complete. This is a group of scarce and early locks and plates that are seldom seen in any condition. 1,000 - 3,000 150 - LARGE LOT OF HARDWARE, ACCESSORIES, AND FIREARMS PARTS. Lot is Comprised of: A fine brass measuring instrument, 18th century, French finely engraved and with French maker’s name on one side and “Gary/Paris” in script on the other. Four percussion locks, one “US” surcharged, 6 percussion hammers, several for muskets, an engraved brass French sideplate, a Lancaster County rifle sideplate, three lockplates, a rare Gedney self-priming hammer, a Pratt ramrod ferrule, a Brown Bess entry ferrule, two there brass ramrod ferrules, an original Ferguson breech plug and retaining screw from a Durs Egg Ferguson and a few other Ferguson parts, an oval vacant brass wrist escutcheon for a musket, a bag of Colt Lightning parts, an English muff pistol barrel and boxlock action for a percussion pistol (brass), two bullet molds, a vice for a pair of target pistols, an early Lancaster rifle brass buttplate, a silver patchbox with round lid and a relief Liberty cap and stars, several screws, a brass nosecap, and other small parts. A very large lot of rare and desirable items. 1,000 - 2,000 232 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 154 --- 1, 2 LOT - 155 --- 1, 4 LOT - 156 --- 1,

151 - LARGE LOT OF SCARCE FLINTLOCK COCKS, SPRINGS, SCREWS, AND SLING SWIVELS. Lot is comprised of: Three Dutch musket cocks all with top jaws, one with top jaw screw, one Brown Bess cock with replaced top jaw, a reproduction French cock, a British Sea Service Pistol cock (complete), three early 19th century pistol cocks, one missing top jaw and screw, three original convex top jaws of various sizes, one flat-faced early rifle or fowler cock with top jaw and screw, six sling swivels of varying sizes, one with screw, 8 mainsprings of varying sizes, three musket size frizzen springs, two top jaw screws, an original ramrod worm for a musket or rifle, another sea service pistol cock (complete), a flintlock carbine or musket pan, various screws and internal components. All are good to very good and have patina. Also includes one very rare experimental flintlock/percussion combination cock with attachment with both a pan and a nipple, which turn to fire either mechanism. A rare and unique variation that the cataloger has never seen before, probably circa 1820. 900 - 1,500

152 - LOT OF 2: EARLY BRITISH SEA SERVICE PISTOL LOCKS AND 3 COCKS. Lot is comprised of: A) Early Pattern 1718 sea service pistol lock engraved in center with crown over “GR” and marked with small crown/broad arrow proof. The tail is engraved “TOWER/20” for 1720, early detached pan, measures 5-3/16” in length. Retains a dark heavy brown patina overall, cock is frozen in place, markings are very good. B) Sea service Pattern 1756 pistol lock engraved in center of flat plate with large crown over “GR” and stamped with ordnance proof, tail engraved “JORDAN/1759”, measures 5-1/4” in length. Early detached pan. Very good condition with excellent markings and spotted grey patina, frizzen is absent. C) Three British Pattern 1756 reinforced cocks, one complete with top jaw and screw. All in very good condition with grey patina. A very nice lot of extremely scarce early British sea service parts. 800 - 1,200

153 - LOT OF 3: EARLY AND SCARCE 18TH CENTURY FLINTLOCK MECHANISMS. Lot is comprised of: A) French rifle lock measuring 5-3/8” in length by 15/16” in height behind pan. Flat lockplate inscribed in center “Cheux/a ber”, very good condition with dark patina, mainspring is absent. B) Small unmarked pistol lock measuring 4-3/8” in length and 13/16 in height, behind pan. Probably German or American, good condition with grey patina, top jaw, mainspring, and a couple screws are missing. C) Small pistol lock measuring 4-1/8” in length and 1” in height, behind waterproof pan. Features a roller frizzen and center of lockplate inscribed “Muley” in center. Fair condition with grey patina, top jaw and screw and most internal components are absent. A nice group of early locks and components. 700 - 1,100 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 157 --- 1, 2 LOT - 158 --- 1, 4 LOT - 159 --- 1, fronts of lock plates 154 - LOT OF 3: 18TH CENTURY MUSKET LOCKS. Lot is comprised of: A) French Model 1728 Musket Lock, measures 6-1/2” long, marked “I BLANC” inside and center of plate on outside with partially visible inscription. Broken cock is not original, otherwise complete and all original, pan has been lined in brass. Dark patina overall. B) A 6-7/8” long Portuguese musket lock with large crown over “PR” monogram in script in center, tail marked “LISBON/17--” Cock is absent, otherwise good retaining grey patina and complete, tail markings worn. C) Maubeuge French 1766 lockplate only with unusual percussion converted cock, using a flintlock cock and replacing top jaw with a hammer. Fair condition with worn markings, cock very good with dark patina. D) French 1766 original flintlock cock, frizzen, mainspring, top jaw screw, and cock screw, all with dark patina. A nice 18th century lot of locks and lock parts. 700 - 1,100

155 - LOT OF 2 18TH CENTURY LOCKS: AMERICAN “JOHNSON” LOCK & WATKINS 1746 LONG LAND LOCK. Lot is comprised of: A) Early American lock marked “Johnson” in script in the center of the flat plate and decorated with engraved scrolls and shell designs. Measures 6-1/2” in length by 1” in height. The cock and mainspring are absent, lock retains a dark brown patina and markings are very clear. B) First Model “Long Land” Pattern Brown Bess lock. Banana form of 6-3/4” long by 1-1/4” in height. The rounded face is engraved with a large crown over “GR” in center and stamped with small crown and broad arrow ownership mark. The tail is engraved “WATKINS/1746”. Grey patina with some areas of slightly heavier patina, markings are very good, mainspring needs adjusted and re-attached, cock is absent. One lock retaining screw is present. A very nice lot of two scarce pieces. 700 - 1,000

156 - LOT OF FLINTLOCK PLATES, FRIZZENS, AND PARTS. Lot is comprised of: A) American lockplate of 5” in length, back marked with large “SC”, no other markings. Complete with all parts but not assembled. Inside of box lid reads: “W O’C Project, Don’t disturb!” All components with an even dark patina. B) Llockplate measuring 5”. Dark patina overall. C) Broken lockplate, three rifle frizzens, two frizzen springs, a mainspring and other internal parts, all with dark patina. D) Relic lock with heavy patina. 500 - 800

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157 - LOT OF 8: POWDER FLASKS, BULLET MOLD & CAP TINS. Lot is comprised of: A) Small brass pistol flask for Colt pocket pistols, featuring an embossed American eagle on both sides. The flask is in good condition overall with very dark patina overall and some minor denting. B) Medium size hunting flask in excellent condition with a deer hunting scene on both sides, but missing the top of the spout. C) Dixon medium size flask with floral patterns on both sides in good condition with dark patina overall but with some minor denting. C) Shell designed priming flask in excellent condition but missing its spring; a small brass duel cavity bullet mold with wood handles,also in excellent condition, stamped “120” on the top. D) Three 19th century percussion cap tins, all with some caps, and two with only remnants of their original labels. 400 - 600

LOT - 160 --- 1 LOT - 161 --- 1, 5 LOT - 162 --- 2,

158 - SILVER MOUNTED SCOTTISH SNUFF HORN. The top silver band of this horn is inscribed: “A present to the C.H.F. Society of Dunkeld” “By M. William Blackhall Edinburgh.” An engraved Scottish thistle adorns the lid. Silver band with inscription is located below lid. Condition: Excellent. 400 - 800

159 - 18TH CENTURY LOCK AND BRASS COMPONENTS. Lot is comprising of: A southern Kentucky longrifle patchbox of brass, a Germanic lock and brass sideplate, a brass triggerguard, and several barrel wedges. All retain dark unpolished patinas, cock for lock is absent. A nice grouping of early parts. 400 - 600 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 163 --- 1, 2 LOT - 164 --- 1, shoot other sides LOT - 165 --- 1, 4, 3, 2 160 - LOT OF 2: EARLY CONESTOGA WAGON JACKS, ONE DATED 1760. Lot is comprised of: A) Very nice Conestoga wagon jack dated “1760” in script on the iron shaft. It is complete and functional, other than the wooden handle, and retains a dark patina overall. B) The iron portion of an 18th century Conestoga wagon jack; however, the wooden base is absent. It retains the wooden handle and does function. Retains a dark patina overall. 600 - 900

161 - LOT OF 4: 18TH CENTURY AXES AND TOOLS. Lot is comprised of: A) An iron 18th century square pole camp or belt ax reportedly dug at Valley Forge in Pennsylvania, relic condition. B) A square pole belt ax with ears, iron with steel cutting edge, one side with large punch dot “B” and other side with smaller punch dot “B” and collection number “92A03” in white paint, probably Benninghoff Collection. Very good with dark patina and a couple nicks on edge, break on left side at back of eye. C) Hand forged 18th century pick ax with dark heavy patina overall. D) 18th century hand forged iron fork, probably American, with three tines and grey spotted patina overall. A nice grouping of 18th century iron camp items. 600 - 900

162 - SILVER SPOON BY CHARLES HALL OF LANCASTER PENNSYLVANIA. Spoon has a deep bowl featuring a Roccoco shell in relief on the reverse. Overall measurement is 8 1/4”. The back of the handle is stamped twice with the “CHALL” hallmark for Charles Hall of Lancaster Pennsylvania. The top of the handle is monogrammed “SSH” for Samuel and Susanna Hunter of Fort Augusta, Pennsylvania. Hunter was a commandant in the Revolutionary War. This spoon was purchased by Walter O’Connor along with several of Hunter’s letters from his decedents at auction. According to “Silversmiths of Lancaster, Pennsylvania: 1730-1850” by Vivian S. Gerstell; Charles Hall was born in 1742 and died in 1783. He was a prominent citizen as well as a silversmith. On page 41, there is a photograph of a spoon with the identical hallmarks shown on this example. Silver from Lancaster County made in this time period is very scarce, and desirable. The spoon is in excellent condition, showing a mostly gray patina with some wear to the shell design on the back of the bowl. 300 - 500 236 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 166 --- 1, LOT - 167 --- 1 LOT - 168 --- 1, 2

163 - 18TH CENTURY BOOK STAND OR PODIUM. Probably Pennsylvania. Top measures 14-3/4” by 11-1/2”, stands about 8-1/2” tall. Partially figured walnut with two-piece top. Four stretchers around legs with bulbous vase and ring turnings. Some minor warping, a few worm holes, and age cracks. Three of the feet and one stretcher have been professionally replaced. One corner of book molding on top has been replaced. Has a nice dry patina and displays very nicely with an 18th century book on top. 500 - 700

164 - LOT OF EDGED WEAPONS. Lot is comprised of: A) An imported high grade Civil War infantry Officer’s saber with slightly curved steel blade of 32”. Both sides are etched with patriotic motifs. The left side with a large “U.S.” and the right side with an eagle. The guard is pierced and features a high relief eagle and shield in front of flags and stands of arms. The backstrap is also chiseled with foliate scrolls. The wood grip is wrapped with sharkskin and braided copper wire. This decorated is in fair condition. The blade has a dark spotted patina with a series of nicks to the edge and a minor piece missing at the tip. The hilt retains a completely unpolished dark patina and the grip retains about 50% of the sharkskin wrap. The steel scabbard, with brass mount, is missing about 2” from the tip and retains an extremely dark patina overall with area of denting and deterioration. B) Three pre-Civil War cavalry saber blades all 35 1/2” long and curved with wide shallow fullers and partial thin fullers. All three are marked on the left side of the riccaso “MFD. BY LELAND & CO”. Leland and company, an American blade maker, made a small number of Model 1840 cavalry sabers. Their blades were probably for the Model 1840 and were never mounted on hilts. All retain much of their original polish with areas of surface rust and spotting. 400 - 600

165 - LOT OF 2: FUSIL BAYONET & SIGNED BRASS 18TH CENTURY FOLDING KNIFE. Largest: 6 - 5/8”. Lot is comprised of: A) Fusil socket bayonet, probably British mid 18th century. Measures only 6-1/2” overall with a flat 5-3/8” clip point blade. Socket opening is 7/8” in diameter on the inside and is 1-9/16” long. These bayonets are often found stored in the butts of flintlock English officer’s fusils, either under the buttplates or in an opening trap door on the back of the buttplates. Good condition with a spotted brown and grey patina, some minor chipping to edge. B) Brass folding 18th century knife stamped “I.E. HORN” on left side of blade. Measures 4-7/16” closed and 7-5/8” open with a 3-1/4” blade, left side marked “I.A.I.S.” and “I.E. HORN”.Brass two-piece grips fastened by iron rivets. Very good condition, brass retains a dark mustard patina with some marks from use and casting flaws. Blade retains a grey patina and shows some sharpening and a few minor nicks on edge. 500 - 800 | September 26, 2018


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166 - GILT BRASS MOUNTED CONTINENTAL SMALL SWORD & SCABBARD. Barrel Length: 34 -1/2” Overall Length: 41 -1/4” 18th century, probably German,with straight colichemarde blade. The top 9” are blued, engraved and highlighted with gilt decoration, each side with three partial fullers, the center fuller on both sides is engraved with the name “SEBASTIAN ERNANEZ”. Both sides of the ricasso are decorated with engraved and gilded panels of scroll work. The gilt brass hilt features a pierced guard with deeply chiseled scrolls and floral on both sides. The knucklebow and olive shaped pommel are decorated with gadrooning. The grip is decorated with the series of braided and twisted brass wires. The sword is complete with its original leather scabbard with gilt brass throat mount, complete with hanger. Very good condition. The non-blued portion of the blade has scattered areas of dark patina and a slight bend to the tip. The decorated surface retains about 80% of the original gilt and blued decoration. The hilt is excellent, retaining nearly all its original gilt finish with only some minor high edge wear. The scabbard is missing about 7” near the tip, including the drag, and the mount retains generous traces of gilding. The grip is excellent and shows no fraying or damage. This is a fine example of a mid-18th century officer’s small sword, which is why Walter probably retained it for his personal collection. 800 - 1,200

167 - 1812 CONTRACT “ROSE” MARKED CAVALRY SABER. Barrel Length: 32 - 1/2” Overall Length: 37 - 1/2” According to “Swords And Sword Makers of The War of 1812”, by Richard H. Bezdek, William Rose & Sons of Blockley Township Pennsylvania, had a contract for 500 iron cavalry sabers with reverse-P hilt in 1812. This example features a slightly curved unfullered blade and a reverse-P iron hilt, as well as a bulbous wood grip with iron ferrule at the front and an iron backstrap. The spine of the blade, near the top, is marked with partially visible “ROSE”. The sword is basically in relic condition with a dark heavy corroded patina overall. The tip of the blade has been rounded, and there are some losses to the edge. The original wood grip has some minor age cracks and chipping. This is a very scarce War of 1812 cavalry saber. 500 - 700

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LOT - 171 --- 1 LOT - 172 --- 3 LOT - 173 --- 1, 168 - LOT OF 3: EARLY SCABBARDS. Longest 27” long. Lot is comprised of: A) Brown leather scabbard of 27”, very slightly curved, with brass sheet steel drag. The right side is tooled with the inscription “Louis Diserens a Collombier 1806”. The back is stitched along the entire length. This scabbard is in excellent condition with dark patina and no losses or cracking. B) Silver mounted brown leather scabbard for a sword with a blade length of 27 1/2” maximum. The front is decorated with 18th century type tooled designs and the mounts are of sheet silver, the throat mount still retains its original hanging ring, where the center mount is missing its ring. Unfortunately, this scabbard is currently in three sections, and shows some cracking and losses to the surface. C) A small silver sheath for a dirk obtained by Walter from Warner Brother’s studio from the studio hand prop room. The reverse of the scabbard is inscribed “8455/WB”, the Warner Brother’s inventory number. The belt hook is pierced and features relief chiseled floral, possibly in the Scottish style. The center of the scabbard features a gilt ring surrounded by a relief ring on each side. The drag tip shows an alligator with an open mouth. Very good condition with dark patina overall and some denting. 500 - 800

169 - CARVED AND ENGRAVED WOODEN PUZZLE BIRD STORAGE BOX. Measures 7” in length and stands 4” tall, possibly American and engraved in the style of a powder horn using polychrome reds and greens. Light wood, possibly maple. The hinged wings, which no longer latch in place, are decorated with feather patterns and borders. The section under the wings is hinged and opens to expose the hollowed out body, which is finished to use as a storage compartment. The sides, tail, and head are also engraved “en suite” with fine engraving. Probably 18th or early 19th century. 500 - 1,000

170 - LOT OF 5: FRAMED REVERSE ON GLASS FOLK ART PAINTINGS BY PATRICIA LAUSCH. All of the paintings were done between 1996 and 2009 by local and renowned artist Patricia Lausch. Patricia has sold her folk art paintings on reverse glass to clients worldwide. All pieces are signed on the front and have notes to Walter on the back with dates. Lot is comprised of: A) Image measures 12” x 14” in a gilt wood frame and depicts Walter O’Connor’s mother with a doll. B) Image measures 11” x 9” framed in a folk-art painted wood frame, and depicts a fisherman on the bank and a sailboat; presented to Walter in 1998. C) Image measures 8” x 6” and depicts an angel above a “Peace on Earth” banner, painted wood frame, dated Christmas 1997. D) Image measures 6” x 8” framed and depicts Walter’s pet hen and is labeled as such on front left edge, dated 2009. E) One of Patricia’s earliest pieces; measures 19” by 6-1/2” in a gilt frame. On the back is noted: “this first and only unlined work... painted in the early 70’s.” She presented the piece to Walter in 1996. Depicts a folk art scene of exotic and farm animals on a bright day. This is a nice grouping of delightful folk art paintings on reverse glass done by a talented and well-known Lancaster County, Pennsylvania artist. 800 - 1,500 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 174 --- 1, LOT - 175 --- 1, 2, 3 171 - LOT OF 3: FRAMED HAND-COLORED HIGHLANDER LITHO, ORIGINAL PAINTING OF POWDER HORN BY JAMES BRIGGS, & ROBERT GRIFFING PRINT. Lot is comprised of: A) Original oil on board which depicts a realistic French and Indian War New York map powder horn. Painting is signed “Jm. T” in lower right corner for artist James Triggs and is dated 1956 on back in pencil. Site measures 8” X 10”. Overall measurement is 12 1/2” X 12 1/2”. Wormwood frame. Excellent condition. B) Framed Litho of a Highlander titled “MAC BAIN” marked at bottom “London, Published by Ackermann & Co., 96 Strand.” Left corner marked “R. McIan” and right corner “L. Dickinson, Lith.” Measures 15-1/2” by 19-1/2” framed with reverse painted black and gilt mat. Complete with six pages from the book that this hand colored litho was taken from on Clann Bheann-The Mac Beans. Excellent condition with some minor marks on frame and paper backing is loose. C) Framed Robert Griffing print entitled “The View From Mount Washington” depicts Indians overlooking Fort Pitt and the point. Overall measurement is 19 3/4” X 13 1/2”. Very good condition with some scratches on glass. A nice lot of artwork depicting three of Walter O’Connor’s favorite subjects. 600 - 1,100

172 - LARGE LOT OF DUG BUTTONS, COINS & RELICS FROM IMPORTANT 18TH CENTURY FORTS & SITES. Lot is comprised of: A) A grouping of twenty-one 18th and early 19th century buttons, all are of brass, one is dated 1744. Several with early American eagles and two with Fouled Anchors. All are in very good relic condition with green or dark patina. B) French and Indian War grouping of items from the battle of Snowshoes dug in Ticonderoga, New York, from Site #2. Items include a spoon, nine buckles, most of brass; a British sword hanger, 12 buttons, two pieces of an English side plate, a cast ramrod furl, and a 1738 coin. All have been dug and are in very good relic condition. C) Locket in 18th century leather locket case with an early 18th century “U.S.” coin and two other coins, one dated 1754, as well as one button with rounded face dug at Fort Ticonderoga. 500 - 800

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LOT - 176 --- 1, LOT - 177 --- 1 LOT - 178 --- 1, LOT - 179 --- 1, 173 - LOT OF BOOKS ON POWDER HORNS. This lot consists of Walter’s personal powder horn reference books and booklets. They include “American Engraved Powder Horns” by John Dumont, 1978; “American Engraved Powder Horns” by Stephen V. Grancsay, 1946; “Drums Abeating, Trumpets Sounding” by William H. Guthman, 1993; “Engraved Powder Horns” by Nathan L. Swayze, 1978; “Appendiculae Historicae” by Fred Lucas, 1891; “Powder Horns and their Architecture” by Madison Grant, 1987; and “Powder Horns” by Tom Grinslade, 2007. Condition: Good, as used. 500 - 1,000 174 - LOT OF 25: BOOKS ON AMERICAN COLONIAL HISTORY AND SOLDIERS OF THE COLONIES. Lot is comprised of: Vols. I and II of “Compendium of Early Mohawk Valley Families” by Penrose; Vols. I and II of “The Letters and Papers of Edmund Pendleton” edited by Mays; Volume I of “History of Lexington, Massachusett” by Charles Hudson, First Edition, printed in 1913; “Travels in New France” by J.C.B First Edition Printed in 1941; five volumes of “Massachusetts Soldiers in the French and Indian Wars 1702-1763” edited by Goss and Zarowin; “Biographical Sketches of Dover, Massachusetts Soldiers” by Frank Smith printed in 1909; “Rhode Island in the Colonial Wars” by Chaplin; “Vital Records of Londonderry, New Hampshire” by Annis; Vols. I and II of “Connecticut Men in the French and Indian War, 1755-62”; “List of Colonial Soldiers of Virginia” by Eckenrode; “The Book of Names relating to The Early Palatines and the First Settlers in the Mohawk Valley” by Lou MacWethy; “The Barlow Family in Caroline County, Virginia” by Gordon Barlow; and several other smaller scarce publications. This is a great lot of research materials that could be used to identify individual soldier’s records and information. 500 - 800 175 - LOT OF 33: EARLY RARE BOOKS ON THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, SOME RARE AND EARLY. Lot is comprised of: Many rare and out of print books, as well as first editions. Some desirable titles include: Rebound 1893 First Edition of “Major-General Anthony Wayne and the Pennsylvania Line in the Continental Army” by Charles J. Stille (some staining and loss to edges); Leather-bound First Edition printed in 1849 of “The Life of Major-General Peter Muhlenberg of the Revolutionary Army” by Henry a. Muhlenberg, signed by the author, some wear to leather surface and some scattered minor staining (very good); “Sketches of The Most Important Battles of the Revolution, Explanatory of the Vine of Liberty” by William Rankin, First Edition printed in 1849 (spine loose and some damage to cover); Two copies of “The Muhlenbergs of Pennsylvania” by Wallace; “The Revolutionary Journal of Col. Jeduthan Baldwin”; 1902 First Edition of “Henry Melchior Muhlenberg” by Rev. William Frick; “Biography of Thomas Hutchins”; “Butler’s Rangers: The Revolutionary Period” by Cruikshank; “The Fighting Parson of the American Revolution” by Hocker; Don Troiani’s “Soldiers of the American Revolution”. There are many other titles relating to the Revolutionary War, Revolutionary War arms, and personalities. This is an excellent scholarly library for the advanced collector or historian. 600 - 900 176 - LOT OF MILITARIA AND ARMS REFERENCE BOOKS. Lot is comprised of: Eighteen arms and militaria reference books. Important titles include “Early Simeon North Pistol Correspondence with Comments by Robert Jeska”, 1993; “Griffin of Bond Street” by Eric Griffin, 1993; “Confederate Rifles & Muskets; Infantry Small Arms Manufactured in the Southern Confederacy 1861-1865” by John M. Murphy, 1996; “The French Trade Gun in North America 1662-1759” by Kevin Gladysz, 2011; “Systeme Lefaucheux: Continuing the Study of Pinfire Cartridge Arms Including Their Role in the American Civil War” by Chris C. Curtis, 2002; and “Dance & Brothers: Texas Gunmakers of the Confederacy” by Gary Wiggins, 1986. Condition: Good to Excellent. 800 - 1,500 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 180 --- 1, LOT - 181 --- missing photo LOT - 182 --- 1

177 - LARGE COLLECTION OF FIREARMS PATENTS, DOCUMENTS AND PICTURES AND FRANK SELLERS’ PERSONAL STUDY OF FIREARMS AND CARTRIGDE PATENTS USING EXCEPTS FROM THE PATENT OFFICE. Lot is comprised of: Twenty-two binders of patents, patent drawing, photographs and two additional re-patents. All are in good to very good condition with some warping. An extensive study of rare firearms patents. Also includes a large grouping of loose black and white photographs of European semi-automatic pistols. Patents include, Sharps, Stevens, Ells, Marston, Greene, Roberts, Shaw, Cullen, Smith and Wesson, White, King, and others. Also includes photocopied document “Handbook of Foreign Aircraft Guns” which includes technical information and specs of Japanese, German, Russian, and Italian arms and aircraft and “Firearms Patents of U.S. Longarms 1836-1849”. 500 - 1,000

178 - LOT OF 27: ASSORTED REFERENCE BOOKS. Lot is comprised of: Important titles include ; “Illustrated Catalogue of the A. E. Brooks Collection”, 1899; “American Historical Prints: Early Views of American Cities, Etc 1497-1891”, 1933; “The Art and Science of War in America 1690-1800”; “American Military Insignia 1800-1851”, 1963; and “G. A. Custer: His Life and Times”, by Glenwood J. Swanson, 2004. Additional books cover a variety of subjects, although most are history or collecting related. Condition: Generally Good to Very Good. 500 - 800

179 - LOT OF 60: BOOKS ON AMERICAN HISTORY. Lot is comprised of: Many non-fiction books relating to The Revolutionary War, The French and Indian War, and the Civil War. Some selected titles include: “ The Medal of Honor”; “Official Publication of the Department of the Army” ; two volumes of “Pennsylvania German Folklore Society”; the “ Papers of Henry Bouquet IV by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission”; several volumes of “The Valley Forge Journal”; first edition of “Indian Horrors or Massacres by the Red Man”; in good condition, and” Washington: The Indispensable Man” by James Thomas Flexner. 500 - 800 242 | September 26, 2018

LOT - 183 --- 1, LOT - 184 --- 1, LOT - 185 --- no photo in catalog 180 - LOT OF 21: BOOKS ON KENTUCKY LONGRIFLES. Lot is comprised of: “ Accouterments I-IV” by James R. Johnston; “The Samuel E. Dyke Collection of Kentucky Pistols” by Frank Klay; “Artistic Ingredients of the Longrifle” by Joe Kindig III; “The Kentucky Pistol” by Chandler & Whisker; “Kentucky Rifles & Pistols 1750-1850” by James R. Johnston; “The New England Gun” by Lindsay; Selected KRA Bulletin Articles published in 2005 by the KRA; Dillin’s “The Kentucky Rifle, George Schreyer, Sr. & Jr.” by George Shumway; “Moravian Gun Making of The Revolution” by the KRA/KRF; “Early American Gunsmiths 1650-1850” by Henry Kauffman; two copies of “The Kentucky Rifle A True American Heritage in Pictures” by the KRA; Volume One of “Rifles in Colonial America” by Shumway; and many other more common Kentucky rifle books. 400 - 600 181 - LOT OF 3: BOOKS OF MILITARY LISTINGS. Lot is comprised of: Three leather-bound books of British Army lists for the years 1760, 1761 and 1763. They are entitled, “A List of the General and Field-Officers As They Rank in the Army. Of the Officers in the Several Regiments of Horse, Dragoons, and Foot.” Condition: Good. There is some staining to pages, and some worn, missing and deteriorating leather on the covers. 1,000 - 2,000

182 - BRITISH ARTILLERY AND TROOPS PUSH THROUGH THE PENNSYLVANIA WILDERNESS, 1758 * 15 - 1/2” x 12 - 1/2”. ST. CLAIR, Sir John. ADS to “Colonel James Burd .... on his March”, written from “Kickoney Pawlins” on 27 August 1758. 1 page bifolium, ink on laid paper, addressed and docketed on recto, with intact, red wax seal. Free-franked “On His Majestys Service”. Minor splitting on some folds, one small marginal tear on cover, not affecting text. Otherwise VERY GOOD. Sir John St. Clair (c. 1710-1767) was appointed Deputy Quartermaster General for the British forces in North America on 15 Oct. 1754, only days following his promotion to major in the 22nd Regiment of Foot. Landing in Virginia on 9 Jan. 1755, he rapidly undertook securing the supplies and facilities that General Edward Braddock’s troops would soon need on their expedition against the French in the Ohio Valley. Governor Dinwiddie on meeting St. Clair found him “a Gent. of much Merit & great Knowledge in Military Affairs”, although this hard-working, but hot-tempered officer was earlier described by Colonel John Forbes of the 17th Foot as a “mad sort of Fool”. During the ambush that resulted in “Braddock’s Defeat”, St. Clair had charge of the road party in the van of the column and “was shot thro the Body under the Right Pap”, but resolutely remained on the field directing his troops with some effect until fainting from loss of blood. He recovered from his wounds and was soon back on service in the field that fall. Ironically, in 1758 he was placed under the command of his earlier critic, Forbes, now a brigadier general and in command of the expedition against Fort Duquesne at the forks of the Ohio. Despite his lack of diplomacy, St. Clair’s indefatigable efforts in procuring equipage and supplies and forwarding such to the frontier, as well as pushing the military road forward that was later to bear Forbes’s name, contributed greatly to the expedition’s successful outcome. Written from “Kickoney Pawlins” or Kickenapauling’s Old Town, at the crossing of Quemahoning Creek (now beneath the waters of Quemahoning Reservoir in Somerset County, Pennsylvania), St. Clair writes to the commander of the 2nd Regiment of Pennsylvania Provincials, that he heard “you was got to Edmunds Swamp [near present-day Buckstown] with the Artillery” the previous night and requests “You’ll please to let me know when you think to be at this place if you can not come on this day” and forwards a request to meet with Major James Grant “to regulate several things to forward the Service.” The ‘Artillery’ refers to the siege train of Forbes’s frontier army, critical to the reduction of French-held Fort Duquense if held out for a siege. Joining St. Clair later that day, Burd and Grant, with 2500 troops and the artillery, pushed forward a few days later and by early September, began to construct storehouses, a hospital and fortified camp at Loyalhanna , later named Fort Ligonier--the final jumping-off station for the British attack on the French at the Forks of the Ohio (present-day Pittsburgh). 900 - 1,200

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LOT - 189 --- 4, 3, 8,

183 - GOVERNOR WILLIAM FRANKLIN DISCUSSES ACQUISITION OF INDIAN LANDS IN NEW YORK, 1769 FRANKLIN, William to [Thomas Wharton], autograph letter signed (hereafter ADS), Burlington, NJ, 11 DEC 1769. 4 pp. Bifolium. Sheet separated along central (vertical) fold line into two pages. Governor William Franklin of New Jersey responds to Wharton’s letter of the 8th which had included two enclosed letters from Sir William Johnson, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, and William’s father, Benjamin Franklin. Franklin discusses correspondence received from Indian trader William Trent and one Dr. Evans and reveals that Colonel George Croghan, Deputy Indian Agent under Sir William, has been to Burlington and settled charges for surveying done for Franklin, Johnson, Trent, Samuel Wharton (Thomas’s brother), and the Burlington Company, relating to mortgages purchased from Croghan, including extensive acreage in present-day Otsego County, New York. Franklin notes that he spoke to Trent about the proportional increase over 1600 dollars to be paid to the “Indians” [Six Nations of the Iroquois] if a particular tract exceeded 100,000 acres as anticipated, as well as the method of collecting payment from the various parties involved in such tract purchases and land patents. He notes that Sir William applied for a patent “of a Mile on each Side the [Susquehannah] River” and that “one Outhouse’s Patent” infringes somewhat into that of the Burlington Company. This letter is related to two subsequent letters by Franklin to the same, written later that month and now in the William Franklin Papers at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia. 700 - 1,000

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LOT - 190 --LOT - 191 --- no photo in catalog LOT - 192 --- no photo in catalog LOT - 193 --- no photo in catalog LOT - 194 --- no photo in catalog

184 - BARRACKS RETURNS (2) FROM FRONTIER POSTS ON ST. LAWRENCE RIVER, 1766 AND 1770 * FORT WILLIAM AUGUSTUS, NEW YORK. Two (2) manuscript documents signed, each one page, oblong folio. 1) “Return of the Barrack Bedding Furniture & Utensils &ca in Garrison at Fort William Augustus and Oswegatche. 1st February 1766”, columnar format with annotations below, signed by Lieutenant George Turnbull of the 2nd Battalion, 60th Foot, docketed on recto; and 2) “Quarterly Return of Barracks, Barrack Bedding and Furniture at Oswegatchie & Fort Wm. Augustus 1st. Feby. 1770”, signed by Captain Edward Fitzgerald of the 10th Foot, docketed “copy” on recto, toning and old staining, marginal chipping with loss to one letter. Quartermaster inventory returns for the military posts of Fort William Augustus and Oswegatchie on the St. Lawrence River in northern New York. Originally built as Fort Levis by the French in 1759, it was renamed Fort William Augustus after its capture by the British in the Battle of the Thousand Islands in August 1760. The reports accounts for beds and bolsters, rugs, blankets, sheets, tables, pairs of tongs, fire shovels, iron pots, water buckets, candlesticks, cords of wood, etc. 700 - 900 185 - JAMES DAVENPORT, AGENT FOR THE INDIAN COMMISSIONERS , REPORTS FROM FORT PITT, 1764 * 13” x 9”. DAVENPORT, Josiah Franklin, to Pennsylvania Indian Commissioners “former & present / Philada.”, dated Fort Pitt, 15 April 1764. ALS, 2 1/2 pp., bifolium; sheet separated and center fold, chipping at bottom of first page but no loss of text, one small marginal hole and traces of mounting tape on recto/cover. Davenport was agent for the Pennsylvania Commissioners for Indian Affairs, where he had charge of the Indian trading store at Pittsburgh for the province. He noted that “This Day is 12 months since I left Philad[elphi]a. in which Time I have had but five Letters” from the Commissioners. Davenport further complains that “I did not fail to acquaint you in most of my Letters the Situation I was in--Want of Paper & Quills to finish the Inventory begun in May [1763]--that I had a Corner of the Apothecary’s Shop to Live in--my Papers & Acco[un]ts. put into the Trunks with the Goods in the Alarm ...was so Harrassed with the Fort Duty, I did not get above four Hours Sleep out of Eight & forty for Months Together &c &c.” Davenport, Benjamin Franklin’s nephew, makes reference above to the June-July 1763 encirclement and siege of Fort Pitt by native American forces, which was relieved following the battle of Bushy Run. 600 - 900 186 - FOUR RECEIPTS FOR THE ISSUE OF SUPPLIES TO LIVINGSTON’S CANADIAN REGIMENT, 1776 * 14” x 9”. Four receipts for items drawn from the Public Store at Albany for the use of Colonel James Livington’s 1st Canadian Regiment during September-October 1776, to make up clothing for the Canadian refugees that composed this corps, including blankets, cloth, linen, thread, buttons, and shirts. The only signed receipt is one for goods issued by Livingston for use of Captain Paulin’s Independent Company and signed by its commander. 600 - 800 187 - RECRUITING FUNDS FOR THE 2ND CONTINENTAL ARTILLERY REGIMENT * 14” x 9”. Partially-printed bond, co-signed by Captain John Miles and Captain-Lieutenant Henry Waring of the 2nd Continental Artillery, dated 8 May 1780, in which Waring is appointed to recruit men for their regiment in the state of Connecticut and whereby they pledge a “penal sum” of One thousand pounds to the state should they default in proper expenditure and accounting of funds drawn by Waring for such purpose. One page, folio. 600 - 800 188 - PROVISIONS RECEIVED AND ISSUED FROM THE AMERICAN STRONGHOLD AT WEST POINT, 1782 * 20 - 1/2” x 17”. Acco[un]t of provisions and Stores received at the Post of West Point by James Forsyth, Issuing Commissary to Wadsworth & Carters, Contractors, commencing the 16th and ending the 31st October 1782.... Autograph Document Signed (ADS), elephant folio sheet written with ink in columnar format, in which various provisions and related stores (flour, fresh and salt beef, cattle, hides, tallow, rum, soap, candles, salt and peas) are recorded by date received and delivering party, followed by issues of such out of the West Point storehouse to various entities of the Continental Army, including Generals Ebenezer Huntington, Henry Knox and William McDougall, the General Hospital, commissaries and storekeepers. Signed by Forsyth at West Point on November 1st, 1782. 600 - 800

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LOT - 195 --- 1, 2, 3 LOT - 196 --- 1,

189 - LOT OF 4: MILITARY BOOKS AND WALLET. Lot is comprised of: Three books and a leather wallet A) The first book is titled “The Theory and Practice of Gunnery” by Edward Williams, 1766. This British work included “the construction and use of an instrument” and “various problems of use to the practical gunner”. Condition: Very Good, as rebound. B) The second book is titled “Traite Des Legions Ou Memoires Sur L’Infanterie” by the Count de Saxe, 1753. Condition: Fair. Cover beginning to separate, tattered corners on the cover, but the pages are in good shape. C) The third book is titled “General Regulations. N.Y. State Militia”, 1858. Condition: Fair. Pages have minor staining and the cover is separating in several places, with some water damage. D) The leather wallet has a collection number of “C.M. 7646”. There are extensive, faded inscriptions in this wallet including “Post Office Brainards Bridge Nafsau, Rensselaer County, New York” and a date of “June 15, 1819”. Condition: Fair. The leather is surprisingly supple, with usual wear. 500 - 800

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LOT - 197 --- no photo in catalog LOT - 199 --- 1

190 - MINUTES OF EASTON CONFERENCE / TEEDYUSCUNG 1758. 16” x 11 - 1/2”. The Minutes of a treaty held at Easton, in Pennsylvania, October 7 through October 26, 1758. By the Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, and the Governor of New Jersey; with the chief sachems and warriors of the Mohawks, Oneydos, Onondagas, Cayugas, Senecas, Tuscaroras, Tuteloes, Nanticokes and Conoys, Chugnuts, Delawares, Unamies, Mohickons, Minisinks, and Wapings. Some of the Pennsylvania dignitaries that were in attendance include most prominently William Denny, Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of Pennsylvania. His council included Richard Peters, Esquire; Benjamin Chew, Esquire; and Lawrence Growdon, Esquire. Members from the House of Representatives present included Joseph Galloway, Daniel Roberdeau and Joseph Fox. The famous frontiersman, Conrad Wiser, was the Provincial Interpreter at this conference. The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia offers a good synopsis of the meeting and its effects on Colonial Pennsylvania. “A Delaware Indian named Teedyuscung (1700?-1763) emerged as an important intercultural diplomat at a series of treaty conferences convened in Easton, Pennsylvania, between 1755 and 1758. Teedyuscung claimed to represent ten Indian nations, but his chief objective was securing the Delawares’ possession of the Wyoming Valley, along the northern branch of the Susquehanna River (near modern Wilkes-Barre). In negotiations with the Pennsylvanians and other British colonial officials, he asserted the Pennsylvania Indians’ independence from the Iroquois. In this effort, he was supported by Philadelphia Quakers who sought to restore peace by exposing the fraudulent land purchases William Penn’s heirs had made with the Iroquois. Although neither Teedyuscung nor the Quakers succeeded entirely in their mission, the Easton Treaty of 1758 did end Pennsylvania’s Indian War by restoring some of the disputed territory and by promising that the British would evacuate the Ohio country after the French had been defeated”. A digitized form of this text of this document can be viewed online on the Evens Early American Imprint Collection website. Condition: Poor. Foxing, staining, water damage and minor insect damage are present throughout. Extensive insect damage is also present on the last ten pages. The text is damaged on the last two pages, but is readable for the most part on the remaining pages. 300 - 500 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 200 --- 1, 3 LOT - 202 --- 1,

191 - ORIGINAL GLASS NEGATIVE AND MODERN PRINT OF COMANCHE WARRIOR. The original glass negative measures 4” x 6” that was taken at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in 1880. Photo was taken in front of a studio backdrop. He is holding his headdress in right hand and is in full Indian garb. Everything is extremely clean, which would indicate he dressed for the photo. 300 - 500

192 - HISTORY OF WILLAIM HENRY HARRISON’S MILITARY & CIVIL SERVICES. This volume is titled “The Life of Major-general William Henry Harrison Comprising A Brief Account of His Important Civil and Military Services and an Accurate Description of the Council at Vincennes with Tecumseh as well as the Victories of Tippeconoe, Fort Meigs and the Thames” and was printed in 1840, the year of Harrison’s election as President. Condition: Staining on some pages. All text is readable. The spine is rebound. 50 - 150

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LOT - 203 --- 1 LOT - 204 --- 1,2, LOT - 205 --- 1, LOT - 206 --- 1 193 - LARGE LOT OF BOOKS ON THE FRENCH & INDIAN WAR. Lot is comprised of: Sixty-five books, booklets and pamphlets about the history, forts, arms, battles and personalities of the French and Indian War. Condition: Good to Very Good. 350 - 450

194 - LARGE LOT OF 51: BOOKS AND JOURNALS ON AMERICAN INDIANS & COWBOY OLD WEST. Lot is comprised of: Dozens of editions of the Journal of Cherokee Studies; 1908 First Edition of “Hand Book of Tribal Names of Pennsylvania” by Thomas Donnalley; many 19th and early 20th century publications regarding Indians; “Indian Peace Medals” by Prucha; “For Trade and Treaty: Firearms of the American Indians 1600-1920” by Ryan R. Gale; “Masterpieces of American Indian Art from the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collectio”; “The Pony Express Museum” by Greg Martin; “Cowboys and Indians” by Royal B. Hassrick; “Third Edition of Conestoga Wagon 1750-1850” by George Shumway and Howard Frey; Hardbound copies of Parts I and II of “The Frank T. Siebert Library of the North American Indian and The American Frontier”, sold at Sotheby’s May 21, 1999. There are a variety of other early and scarce small publications on specialized topics, as well as other non-fiction books. This contains almost every resource necessary for the study of the Frontier and American Indians. 300 - 500 195 - LOT OF 5: RARE BOOKS OF EUROPEAN ARMS AND ARMOR. Lot is comprised of: A) Three volume set in Spanish on Spanish firearms 1717-1843. B) Three volume set in French on French pattern arms 1717-1836 by J. Boudriot, both show detailed drawings of different lock mechanisms, patterns, and firearms markings, all are in good condition, some pages detached. C) Moller’s book on Danish military arms in Danish, showing different models in detail of swords, muskets, pistols, and polearms. D) Hardbound book by Moller on “Old Danish Weapons”. E) Hardbound copy of 2,500 Years of European Helmets: 800 BC-1700 AD by Howard M. Curtis, very good condition with some minor losses to dust jacket. A very good lot of important and rare firearms books. 300 - 500 196 - LOT OF 27: BOOKS ON ANTIQUE FIREARMS. Lot is comprised of: “Colonial Frontier Guns” by T.M. Hamilton; “Blackmore’s Royal Sporting Guns at Windsor”; “The Book of Colt Firearms” by R.Q. Sutherland and R.L. Wilson;” Guns & Other Arm”s Edited by WIlliam Guthman, “Flintlocks of the Iroquois” by Joseph Mayer; Two copies of “The William Locke Collection”;”Patterson Pistols” by Serven and Metzger; “U.S. Army Weapons 1784-1791” by Guthman; “The Northwest Gun” by Charles Hanson Jr.; “United States Martial Pistols and Revolvers” by Colonel Arcadi Gluckman; “Colt: An American Legend” by Wilson; “The PAGCA Presents Guns of The Little Bighorn”;”Early Indian Trade Guns” by T.M. Hamilton; and many more out of print and hard to find books. This is a great selection of research materials. 300 - 500 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 207 --- 1,2 LOT - 208 --- 1,

LOT - 209 --- 1 LOT - 210 --- 1,

197 - LOT OF THREE RARE VOLUMES: BUSCH’S “FRONTIER FORTS OF PENNSYLVANIA.” A) An 1896 printing of Volume II of “Report of the Commission to Locate the site of the Frontier Forts of Pennsylvania”. Volume is leather-bound. Cover partially detached; otherwise condition is very good. B) A 1916 printing of the same, both Volume I and Volume II. Covers are deteriorating and are held together by tape; otherwise very good condition. These are scarce and very desirable books relating to the early studies of the Forts of Pennsylvania. 300 - 500 198 - MASSIVE LOT OF AUCTION CATALOGS, MAGAZINES, DEALER CATALOGS, JOURNALS AND PERIODICALS. Lot is comprised of: Three very large boxes of firearms, arms and armor, furniture, and other auction catalogs from Sotheby’s, Christies, Bonhams, and other auction houses. There are dozens of periodicals and dealer catalogs; historical society journals and bulletins; and early firearms magazines. These are great resources from many of the well-known early auctions and dealers. Many are very hard to find and costly. 300 - 600 199 - LOT OF BOOKS ON AMERICAN PRESIDENTS, SILVERSMITHS, AND HALLMARKS. Lot is comprised of: “The Life of Andrew Jackson” by Marquis James printed in 1937; “ Medallic Portraits of Washington” by Russell Rulau and George Fuld; “Wills of the U.S. Presidents” by Collins and Weaver; “ Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers” by Patricia Cane; “Washington’s Western Lands” by Roy Bird Cook; “American Silversmiths and Their Marks” by Stephen Guernsey Cook Ensko; “The Book of Old Silver” by Seymour Wyler; “George Washington: A Biography in His Own Words”; and “My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams”. This is a great lot of historical publications and research books regarding American Silver. 250 - 450

200 - LOT OF 17: BOOKS OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR WEAPONS. Lot is comprised of: “British Military Longarms 1715-1815” by Bailey; “The History of Weapons of The American Revolution” by Neumann; “British Military Firearms” by Blackmore; “ Guthman’s March to Massacre, From Savannah to Yorktown” by Lumpkin; “Military Uniforms in America: The Era of The American Revolution from the Company of Military Historians”; “Neumann’s Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”; “Peterson’s Book of the Continental Soldier”; “Historic Pistols” by Smith and Bitter; Warren Moore’s “Weapons of the American Revolution”; The American Society of Arms Collector’s “The Rappahannock Forge” by Swayze (3 copies); and several other rare and important smaller publications. This is a comprehensive library of important resources for the Revolutionary War arms collector and contains all necessary information on weapons of the period. 250 - 450

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LOT - 211 --- 1, LOT - 212 --- 1

LOT - 213 --- 1, LOT - 214 --- 2,

201 - LOT OF 11: BOOKS ON EDGED WEAPONS. Lot is comprised of: Eleven reference books and booklets on edged weapons. Important titles included are: “Classic Bowie Knives” by Robert Abels, 1967”;” Scottish Swords from the Battlefield at Culloden” by E. Andrew Mowbray, 1971; and “American Indian Tomahawks” by Richard Peterson”, 1965. Condition: Good. 200 - 400

202 - LOT OF 10: “PARKMAN’S” HISTORICAL WORKS (1892). Lot is comprised of: A leather bound, Ninth Edition Set of Parkman’s Works (1892); including “La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West”; “Pioneers of France in the New World”; “Half A Century of Conflict” Volumes 1 and 2; “Frontenac and New France under Lois XIV”; “Montcalm and Wolfe” Volumes 1 ad 2; “The Conspiracy of Pontiac” Volumes 1 and 2; and “The Oregon Trail”. Condition. Poor. Two covers are missing, seven additional covers are unattached and many are loose. All of the covers show wear and deterioration on the corners. Some frontice pages are torn and frayed. 200 - 400

203 - LOT OF 13: SCARCE PENNSYLVANIA HISTORY BOOKS. Lot is comprised of: “ The Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine”, Autumn 1958, Volume 41;” The History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania Volume I” printed in 1905, leather bound (some pages detached and cover taped together); Volume I and II of”A History of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania” by Oscar Jewell Harvey; “Annals of Miles Ancestry in Pennsylvania” by Charles Banes; 1870 first edition, rebound of” Reminisces of George LaBar from Easton to Bushkill” by Burrell; “Bedford Village” by Harvey Allen; first Edition 1944;” Pennsylvania Directory of Historical Organizations from 197”;” Historical Manuscript Depositories in Pennsylvania” printed in 1965; “The Pennsylvania Associators 1747-1777” by Joseph Seymour; “The Story of Bowman’s Hill Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania” by Charles Bowman-Dougherty; and “The Shaping of The Point” by Robert Alberts. 150 - 400

204 - LOT OF 17: BOOKS OF 18TH CENTURY WEAPONS. Lot is comprised of: Seventeen books and booklets about 18th Century weapons. Notable titles include: “Silver Mounted Swords” by Hartzler, 2000; “Small Arms of the British Forces in America 1664-1815” by De Witt Bailey, 2009; and “18th Century Weapons of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers from Flixton Hall” by Erick Goldstein, 2002. Condition: Good, as used. 150 - 250 | September 26, 2018


LOT - 215 --- 1,2 LOT - 216 --- 1,

LOT - 217 --- 5, LOT - 218 --- 1,

205 - LARGE LOT OF ARMS RELATED AUCTION CATALOGS AND PERIODICALS. Lot is comprised of: A large group of scarce and early auction catalogs, dealer catalogs, and arms publications. Some items included are Bannerman’s Catalogs, The Antque Arms Annual sponsored by the Texas Gun Collector’s Assn, The Arms and Armour Society: The Art of the Armorer; The Canadian Journal of Arms Collecting(many volumes), many early and important Conestoga Auctions catalogs, Robert Abels catalogs, C. Meade Patterson Collection Conestoga catalog, several Remember When Auctions catalogs, Amoskeag and Butterfield catalogs, The Gun Report, The Rampant Colt, many editions of American Tradition, 1950 American Rifleman Magazine, and many more. A great lot of resources for identifying important pieces in early collections and publications. 100 - 300 206 - LOT OF 14: ANTIQUE AND HISTORICAL REFERENCE BOOKS AND SALE CATALOGS. Lot is comprised of: Sotheby 1974 sale catalog; Property of Mrs. Charles Blyth, Fine Furniture and Decorations; The American Heritage Auction of Americana November 1977, Sotheby’s; Casemates and Cannonballs: Archeological Investigations at Fort Stanwix National Monument; “Whale Ships and Whaling” by Albert Cook Church; “Thirteen-Star Flags, Key to Identification” by Grace Rogers Cooper; “Naval Battles and Heroes” (Harper Crest); “Voices from the Rapids: An Underwater Search for Fur Trade Artifacts 1960-73” 1974; National Archives Microfilm Publications list; “Thundergate: The Forts of Niagara” by Robert West Howard;” The Book of Old Silver: English-American-Foreign”, by Seymour Wyler; “A Rising People, The Founding of The United States 1765 to 178”; and “The Formation of The Union”. 100 - 300

207 - LOT OF: PHOTOGRAPHS, INVENTORIES, REFERENCE MAGAZINES AND LISTS OF EARLY AND IMPORTANT AMERICAN FIREARMS COLLECTIONS. Lot is comprised of: Photos the Charles Darwin Cook Collection; the text of the Harold Peterson Collection; 1930’s reference magazines, old photos, mimeographed gun sale lists, and microfilm. Condition: Poor to Good. 100 - 300

208 - LOT OF 4: LIMITED SIGNED AND NUMBERED COPIES OF PICTORIAL HISTORY OF U.S. SINGLE SHOT MARTIAL PISTOLS. Lot is comprised of: Four copies of the “Pictorial History of U.S. Single Shot Martial Pistols” in original boxes by James M. Kalman and C. Meade Patterson. Illustrated with large drawings and color plates. Condition: Excellent. 75 - 150

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