May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2021
Lot consists of : (A) Hammer poll axe, 6 1/4" x 2", spatulated blade, American blacksmith forged for trade, teardrop eye with rounded flat sides, flat ears, mid 18th century, early style with unusual rounded and slightly faceted poll. From Fort Anne, NY area. (B) Double bladed spike style tomahawk, 7 1/2" x 2 1/4", rounded eye, double bar decoration below eye, single bar above, spike plattened to small 3/4" blade, probably French c. 1760-1780. Non-dug. (C) Spike tomahawk, 5 1/2" x 1 3/4", very early 1500-1600's flat style with narrow waist for mounting with thongs to haft. Flat straight spike and slightly flared blade, mid to late 17th century, forged iron. These are considered to be Spanish made. See page 36 of Hartzler & Knowles book for a similar axe. Found in the Hudson River area at Glenn Falls, NY by the property owner. Part of the Mohican Country during the 17th century, later taken over by the Mohawk Indians in early 18th century. (D) COMMEMORATIVE Bronze point 5" long with barbed base and plain stem, engraved on each side is an arrow in halves part on shank, part on point. Between the arrow on one side is "TRADE AND PEACE", on the other side is "FORT/ NIAGRA/ 1749". Has two mounting holes, shows officially signed by Governor Belcher (NY) and Indian chiefs of the Six Nations at Albany, June 12th, 1750 as to boundaries. Nine steel tomahawks were given to chiefs and the smaller points may have been distributed to lesser chiefs. (E) Point - COMMEMORATIVE Point spear, bronze 4 1/4" long with wide triangular point (2 1/4"), wide flared base with two mounting holes. Engraved "UNITED STATE OF AMERICA" with an American seal on one side, and "LET US SMOKE THE PIPE OF PEACE" with an Indian and Colonial frontiersman shaking hands, above "....1793" (Other etching is worn off). It also has a small maker hall mark "JR", which may be John D. Reed of Baltimore, MD, who is listed as a maker in 1810 Office of Indian Trade. This was a gift to the Indians to commemorate the signing of the AY Treaty, setting the boundaries of the Western Indian Confederacy and the U.S. Commissioners the Ohio River, August 16th 1793, at the foot of the Miami Rapids (Mouth of the Detroit River). DRG
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,800.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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