May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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Lot consists of :(A) Felling axe, 6 1/2" x 3 1/4" with early maker mark, oval socket, very early pre colonial trade axe from early to mid 17th century from Senenca Indian "Beal" site in Rochester, NY, excavated by Robert Bolger, south side of site. See figure 1.A on page 260 of "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution" by Neumann for an identical size axe and marking. Confirms the story and age of this extremely early American axe with pedigree. (B) Square pole trade axe, 6" x 3 3/4", oval eye, flat ears, faceted angles on pole, tear drop eye, French and Indian War. For a similar example see figures 19.A and 20.A in "Swords & Blades of the Revolution" by Neumann, note the flat ears and no step in rear blade below the eye. (C) Flat hammer poll camp axe, 5" x 2 3/8", "eared" pattern with inverted tear drop eye. Dug at Fort Ticonderoga by Kravic. Marked "T-641". Revolutionary War period. See SBar/275/92.A for a similar axe. (D) Flat poll axe, classic French & Indian War period frontiersman belt axe, flat squared hammer poll (unusual for camp use), teardrop eye, rounded bottom, flat top, blacksmith forged, mid 18th century. 4 3/4" x 2 2 1/2" blade is slightly flared forward and curved to cut on downstroke (early features). From Mohawk Valley, NY. (E) Flat hammer poll axe, 18th century, about 4 1/2" H x 3" blade, forged iron with part of original wood haft remaining in head. Die struck with maker mark "SANGHON" in arch. Very similar axe shown on figure 55, page 100, of Hartzler's book. Tag has it coming out of a Michigan collection (2002). Ex: K. Murray Collection. (F) Rounded poll Tomahawk with slight hammer top, 4 1/2" x 3 1/2", 2 1/4" elongated socket, oval teardrop eye, flat ears, late 17th to early mid 18th century. Excavated at house sight one block from Old Fort Stanwick, NY (BO). American blacksmith made. See figure 19A in "Swords & Blades of the Revolution" by Neumann. (G) Belt axe , flat hammer poll, military issue, 4 1/4" x 2 1/2", extended rear ears, oval eye, with double old style "US" markings. CA 1790's to 1812 period (Wayne's Legion). From estate sale in Montgomery City, PA. (H) Belt axe, 4" x 1 3/4", oval eye, Mid 18th century. Classic small frontiersman belt axe, with reinforced (or repaired steel bit). Excavated at Crown Point, which may have had makers mark at one time. DRG
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Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,048.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 20
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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