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) Round poll tomahawk, 8 1/4" x 4". Found at a barn sale by Henry Jacoby of Port Clinton, Ohio. Nice double touch mark "Z (with two dots)" on one side and "T (with two dots)" on other. According to Vietzen, this is a Three Rivers Trading Post mark at Fort Wayne, Indiana. This axe is the one shown in his book "Their Fires Were Cold" by Colonel Raymond C. Vietzen, page 136, showing only one side. Early style with no step at blade top. PROVENANCE: Ex: H. Jacoby Collection. (B) "This fine iron trade axe was found in the Maumee River Valley not far from Fort Defiance, Ohio. It is marked by the marker and also the trading post. On the reverse side, the sunburst like marks are five in number instead of four like the obverse side. The letters "J.L.C." are also omitted, being replaced by the extra starburst. It somewhat resembled the mark of the Tretz Family but the family used flower stampings instead of this form. It is well executed by a master craftsman even if this author does not know the marks. It is one of the earlier forms which has a round eye for haft. See "Their Fires Are Cold" by Colonel Raymond C. Vietzen. (C) Round poll tomahawk, 8" x 3 1/2". "PJS" marked on one side, 4-pointed star on other. See "Their Fires Are Cold" pages 132 and 137 for both markings, may be the same axe. Made by "Payia", who is believed to have been a French ironmonger working for the Hudson Bay Company in the 18th century. Late 17th to mid 18th century. PROVENANCE: Ex: H. Jacoby Collection. (D) Trade axe, round poll, 8" x 3". French & Indian War or earlier. Found in New York state. Shown in "Their Fires Are Cold" page 138. Nicely marked "FB", believed to be made for "Baker", Piqua, Ohio Trading Post; with other legible maker marks. Notice no rear step on these early trade axes. PROVENANCE: Ex: H. Jacoby Collection. (E) Round poll tomahawk, 7 1/2" x 3 1/2". c. 1750. Heavy round eye with nice rear curved Roman nosed style blade for slicing. "S" marked on lower back beveled edge of blade. French and Indian War style, no step at rear. (F) Round poll tomahawk, dug by Kravic at Crown Point, with his markings "F.C.P. / BK". Matches map location points between the 10th and 11th huts to the right of the redoubt called Fort Cage. A nice French & Indian relic showing hard use. Appears to have been struck by a shell fragment. DRG
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Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,140.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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