September 26, 2018 O'Connor's Americana Collection
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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.
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LOT OF 2:  RARE REVOLUTIONARY WAR "US" SURCHARGED DUTCH LOCK AND "IP" STAMP, POSSIBLY JOSEPH PERKIN.
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Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,080.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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