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16.97  TERRESTRIAL GLOBE NOVELTY.   Charming mid-20th century miniature world globe which serves the dual purpose of being an efficient pencil sharpener!  This realistic globe on its traditional tripodal stand is made of cast non-ferrous metal with an antique copper finish.  The globe itself is made of two metal hemispheres joined together at the equator, finely detailed in color lithograph representing the major continents, countries and cities of the world.  Attesting to its quality, the Meridian ring rotates within the Equatorial ring like a real globe!  The razor edge pencil sharpener is located just below the central vertical mount of the globe.  It is marked “MADE IN SPAIN FUO EN ESPAÑA” and with the maker’s mark “PLAYME REF. 984.”  The presentation stands 2 ½ inches wide by 3 3/8 inches high.  The globe itself is 1 ¾ inches in diameter.  Outstanding original condition in all respects.  This is guaranteed NOT to be a cheapo Chinese knock-off!   An absolutely “great” executive’s desktop item of unexcelled quality.   95


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16.67  IVORY COMPACT.  Mid-1800’s or earlier lady’s traveling make-up case in the form of an oval make-up compact.  This beautifully constructed compact is made of ivory and silver with a very nice gilt brass hinge cast with a detailed scene depicting a winged griffin, pot of flowers and an attendant monkey!  The top, side and bottom of this compact are constructed of thin ivory beautifully embellished with recurring scalloped designs and oval scribes.   3 ½ by 2 ½ inches and 1/2 inch thick.  Interesting old repair on one edge.  A very nice early piece! 

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16.96  HEAVY HAND BELL.  Exceptional quality and condition, 19th century hand bell as used by town criers and school marms in the 1800’s.  This finest quality example is made of high grade silver alloy bronze with a thick wall bell and equally substantial brass clapper and hanger – one of the nicest we have ever seen..  Attesting to its superlative quality the top is equipped with a stout turned rosewood handle capped with its old brass nut.  The bell is 5 ½ inches in diameter,  stands 9 ¼ inches high and weighs an impressive 2 ½ pounds.  It provides an unbelievably loud clear tone with a sharp clear pitch!  Very audible at a great distance.  Outstanding original condition in all respects with a very nice age patina.  Of the scores of hand bells we have offered in 35+ years (many for more money), this is certainly the nicest.  Priced to sell   A $400 value.  195


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16.95  ANTIQUE BAMAJUANA.   Genuine early hand-blown greenish glass vessel used to store and transport tequila in Olde Mexico.  This bottle was blown in Spain or Portugal and then exported to Mexico, because Mexico did not have the facilities for such glass blowing in the 18th and early 19th centuries.  According to the attached certificate of authenticity, this bottle is number 12 of 19 discovered by an American on a rancho while traveling deep in the heart of Mexico.  The certification comes with an official gold seal stating “Certificado Genuina de Antiquedad  -- Instituto de Objectos Antiquos . Mexico.”  This imposing bottle has numerous inclusion, bubbles and irregularities belying its great age.  It measures 17 ½ inches tall, 13 inches wide and is 9 ½ inches thick.  Outstanding original condition with absolutely no cracks, chips or flaws.   199  Special Packaging


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16.84 CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING BELT.  Absolutely one-of-a-kind, authentic boxing prize awarded to the Navy’s heavyweight boxing champion upon his victory in famed Madison Square Garden on the night of October 14, 1912. This “trophy” consists of a magnificent belt with a gold washed brass buckle engraved with the names of the contestants and the date of the fight.  A spread-winged American eagle is shown perched atop a cloisonné Union shield above the banner reading “CHAMPIONSHIP.”  The shield is backed by crossed anchors and is flanked by the high relief letters “U.S. / NAVY.”  Below is a sterling silver emblem depicting two boxers in the ring, this being surrounded by a foliate Acanthus leaf border.  The bottom of the belt bears the date “1912” cast in high relief.  The belt is flanked on either side by gold washed emblems connected by chains.  To the left is engraved “HEAVY WEIGHT” and to the right “BOXING.”  Both emblems are surrounded by classic Acanthus borders.  The back of the belt is hand-engraved with the inscription:

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The buckle is attached to its original ribbon-like belt of silk, striped in red, white and blue.  The belt measures 4 ½ inches high by 8 ½ inches wide overall. The framed wooden presentation under glass measures 21 ½ inches wide by 8 inches high. Excellent original condition and exceptionally well persevered for such a relic over 100 years old!      SOLD

Background:  Phil Schlossberg, the reigning champ since 1908, came into the fight at 172 ½ pounds, while his opponent, Tim Logan, weighed in at the considerable weight advantage of 201 pounds.  Schlossberg’s last opponent had been Altire of the Battleship USS KENTUCKY.

In an article published in the New York Times the morning after the fight, Schlossberg was declared the winner in a split decision.  An account of the fight showed Schlossberg took the first 8 rounds.  But in round 9, Logan mounted a desperate come-back attempt, catching Schlossberg with a flurry of vicious blows which knocked him down not once, but twice!  The first time Schlossberg got to his feet at the count of 9.  The second time he was saved by the bell.  Nevertheless, the scrappy champ held on to win the fight on points and retain his title.

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16.94  BLACK FOREST CARVING.   Delightfully decorative, yet functional, wall carving consisting of a 19th century English aneroid barometer housed in an elaborate deep-carved wooden frame.  The brass-cased aneroid barometer is of standard form with a silvered brass dial reading in inches of barometric pressure from 26 to 31 calibrated in 2/100th increments.  At the bottom it is marked “ENGLISH MAKE.” It features a fine blued steel indicator needle overridden by a brass set needle attached to a knurled brass knob through the beveled glass crystal.  The incredible richly carved hardwood surround features two squirrels with rabbit-like ears flanking the barometer.  Both squirrels hold acorns and are perched on branches with abundantly-carved oak leaves in high relief.  Surrounding the barometer is a carved French horn with trumpet bell supporting a realistically-carved leather saddle bag!  This expertly-carved presentation stands 19 inches tall by 14 ½ inches wide.  Amazingly, it is in virtually perfect original condition, and the barometer is functional and accurate.  A most charming wall display at a very reasonable price!  895   Special PackagingBack to Top


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16.56 EARLY LIVERPOOL JUG. Genuine late 18th century creamware "Herculaneum" pitcher. This lovely old example bears 3 distinctive transfers. The obverse is decorated with the delightfully endearing scene of a pub owner offering a mug to a willing recipient restrained by his wife. The comedic caption reads, "Come come my old buck here's the liquor of LIFE. Which drives away sorrow and reconciles strife. It cures scolding women. Your wrong reply'd Nell. Your wife as a drunken scold does most excel." The reverse shows a surprisingly detailed map of the earth surrounded by classical figures including Lady Britannia and a sunburst. It is entitled "The World in Planisphere." Under the spout is the poem, "Succefs To the Plough. The Fleece and the Pail. May the Landlord Ever Flourish. And the Tenant Never fail." It is surrounded by vignettes depicting farm implements. This wonderful example of early English pottery measures 10 inches high and 9 3/4 inches across from spout to handle. The graceful handle is noteworthy in that it is particularly stout and has contoured edges. There is a tiny professional repair to the very tip of the spout and as expected there are a couple of minor hairlines in the bottom. Overall this jug must be rated as being in outstanding original condition. Circa 1790. Price Request Special PackagingBack to Top

Telling of the age of this jug, the spelling of the word "Succefs" is with the early form f as an "s." Further, the world map of North America shows a blank Pacific Northwest, indicating it was yet unexplored.


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16.29 MAP OF AMERICA. Original very early 19th century (War of 1812 era) map entitled "AMERICA." This extremely detailed engraving depicts the North and South American continents with portions of Europe and Africa shown as well. Despite its grand scale, great pains were taken by the engraver to identify towns, geographical and topographical features. Interestingly, much of the northern territories, which had yet to be explored, were left blank. The map was carefully hand colored providing a decorative as well as informative presentation. Of particular note in dating this map is the Florida Territory which is shown as a separate country from the United States (under Spanish control) identified as "W. Florida" and "E. Florida." The Louisiana Territory is simply identified as "Louisiana." And the area west of the "Stony Mountains" (Rockies) is referred to as "New Albion!" This early map measures 19 3/4 inches wide by 17 3/4 inches sight and is signed lower right, "J & G Menzies, Sculpt." It is mounted under glass in a carved antique wooden frame with gilded highlights measuring 26 1/2 by 24 1/2 inches overall. It is in excellent overall condition, with expected minor flaws and some toning to the paper. A scarce and quite important decorative piece of Americana from the Federal period, at least 185 years old! Ideal for office or den. Price Request Special Packaging

1803 - The United States purchased from Napoleon the territory of Louisiana for $15,000,000. Upon concluding the purchase Robert Livingston, America's Minister to France, said of the transfer, "We have lived long, but this is the noblest work of our whole lives ... From this day the United States will take their place among the powers of the first rank..."

1819 - American Secretary of State John Quincy Adams and Spanish Minister Luis de Onis reach an agreement finally ratified by both nations in 1821, by which Spain gives the United States title to East and West Florida. The United States relinquishes its claims to Texas, and Spain assigns its rights in the Pacific Northwest to the U.S., leaving ownership of the Oregon Territory to be settled among the United States, Russia, and Great Britain.


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16.91  EARLY GLOBE.  Scarce 4th quarter 1800’s terrestrial globe of Belgium manufacture, with the important appeal of having been made for the English speaking market.  This classic old globe is signed in the maker’s cartouche located south of Australia, “GEOGRAPHICAL INSTITUTE OF BRUSSELS New Physical Political Globe Published by MERSBACH & FALK Brussels, 1881.”  The inscription is encircled by an iconic Victorian era “belt” as a border.  This finely manufactured representation of the earth was made in the traditional manner with lithographed gores overlaying a stiff globular core.  Details include major cities, territories and states, along with major geographical aspects such as mountain ranges and ocean currents. It measures 11 ½ inches in diameter and stands 2 feet tall.  The turned ebonized base with blue faux leather covering on the bottom measures 9 inches in diameter.  It mounts the sphere on a turned wooden column holding a thick brass support in crescent form which allows the globe to turn freely.  This antique globe is in amazing original preservation. It was obviously highly revered and carefully displayed.  It is in near mint condition.  Perhaps the only apology is that the varnish which covers and preserves the surfaces has discolored slightly with age.  Otherwise this rare, 135 year old world globe is perfect!  995 Special PackagingBack to Top


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16.92  ANTIQUE TERRESTRIAL GLOBE.     Beyond excellent, American-made world globe by “Rand McNally & Co.” as marked on the oval maker’s cartouche in the North Pacific.  This very detailed world globe was constructed in the traditional manner using chromolithographed paper gores overlaying a spherical plaster core.  The quality and detail of this globe are unsurpassed for its size.  Details include named locations of countries, major cities, provinces, states, mountain ranges, lakes, rivers and world temperature gradients.  It also includes a continuous line around the world showing the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and the figure 8 “Analemma of Time” depicting the sun’s declination throughout the year.   Owing to on-going geo-political changes, most globes do not bear a date which would otherwise make them “obsolete.”   But this one does!  On the 90th Meridian in the South Pacific it is marked, “Copyright, 1902, Copyright, 1891 by Rand, McNally & Co.”  In keeping with the style of the time this terrestrial sphere is mounted on its ornate floral Art Nouveau metallic base with an antique gold finish.  The entire presentation stands 14 inches tall to the top of the brass finial.  The heavy cast metal base is 6 ½ inches in diameter.  This globe is in absolutely remarkable, untouched original condition for its age exhibiting expected age toning.  Guaranteed to be over 100 years old!  989


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16.64  POSTAL SCALE.  Genuine early 1900’s English scale as used in Britain to determine  postage costs by weight.  This all brass balancing scale is stamped on the balance beam “MADE IN ENGLAND WARRANTED ACCURATE.”  It features hard steel wedge pivots in the center and on each end.  The inverted heart-shaped frame is provided with a pointer to indicate the balancing point.  The balance beam is cleverly double pivoted to insure the weighing platforms remain horizontal during use.  The unit is mounted to its solid mahogany base on 4 rubber feet.  It is complete with all three brass weights which rest neatly in felt-lined recesses.  The weights are marked “1/2 OZ, 1 OZ and 2 OZ” respectively.  Excellent condition.  Fully functional and accurate.  The brass surfaces are in there original lacquered finish with light age spotting.  179


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16.88  IMPORTANT CANDLEABRAS.   Exquisite matched set of early 1800’s French ormolu and gilt bronze candelabras mountedatop heavy alabaster pedestals.  Each candleholder set is comprised of 5 radiating cups with another cup mounted higher in the center.  Each cup is ornately decorated with floral motifs and sprays.  The multifunctional center cup is designed to hold a sixth candle or serve as a crowning finial in the form of an ornate floral bouquet.  Each candelabrum is supported by a seated puti holding these large torches.  The gilded bronze pedestals on which they are seated are mounted atop solid alabaster columns bound in bronze set on heavy tripod floral bases with acanthus leaf embellishments.  The underside of each base contains a wooden insert secured with a square nut.  Evidencing their age the wood exhibits some old telltale worm holes – a good sign of 19th century French exposure.  Each presentation stands 22 inches tall overall and 10 ½ wide at the widest.   The bases measure 6 ½ inches wide.  Outstanding original condition with untouched surfaces.  A remarkable set worthy of the finest home or institution. Price Request  Special PackagingBack to Top


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16.83  TERRESTRIAL GLOBE.  Genuine 19th century world globe made by the respected French makers LeBegue & Cie as signed in the maker’s cartouche near the equator in the Eastern Pacific, “GLOBE TERRESTRE J. Lebegue & Cie., Editeurs, 36, Rue de Lille, 36, Paris.”  This 10 inch diameter globe is made in the traditional manner using a plaster of Paris sphere overlaid by chromolithographed paper “gores.”  As expected from these noted makers, the detail is exquisite showing countries, major cities and topographical features such as mountains, lakes, and rivers, along with ocean currents, major trade routes and of course the equator and Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.  Interestingly, the continent of Antarctica, yet to be discovered, is not shown, as is the north of Greenland.    This globe is supported by its most charming original cast iron stand in antique bronze finish with lion paw feet decorated with mascaroons.  The top of the globe is crowned by a nice brass acorn finial.   18 inches high overall.  The condition is generally excellent.  The surface of the globe is original and bright with no evidence of restoration.  There are a few minor scuffs and discolorations expected of an object such as this over 120 years old.  But if anything the condition adds to the appearance of this antique which is circa 1890. 1195 Special PackagingBack to Top  

J. Lebègue & Cie, Paris are listed as “Publishers late nineteenth century.”  (Elly Dekker and Peter van der Kroght, “Globes From The Western World,” 1993, Zwemmer, Philip Wilson Publishers, Ltd., London).


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16.82  CIVIL WAR CANNON MODEL.   Vintage, historically accurate, precisely detailed scale model of the most effective cannon used by the Union Army during the Civil War.   Known as the “Napoleon,” in homage to Napoleon III (nephew of the famous general/monarch), ruler of France in1848, the cannon fired a 12 pound projectile.  This example is a ¼ scale exact replica of the original 12-Pounder.  Originally designed to actually fire using black powder, it was made in Spain by “HIGJOS DE F. ARIZAGA EIBAR” and is impressed “SPAIN” on the top of the barrel near the trunnions.  It features a perfect solid brass barrel 13 ¼ inches long with a bore of  ¾ inch.  It is mounted to its sturdy hardwood carriage with brass and metal fittings.  This realistic cannon is complete with ALL of its accessories including, elevating gear, recoil stop on one wheel, 2 bore brushes, two hinged ammo boxes with 4 lead cannon balls, towing gear and associated hooks and handling devices.  In particular the carriage wheels supporting this cannon are things of beauty with their brass-bound wooden hubs, shaped wooden spokes and brass rims attached with miniature studs secured by nuts.  This handsome cannon measures 28 ½ inches long overall by 13 inches wide.  The wagon-type wheels have a diameter of 11 ¾ inches.  Outstanding original condition in all respects!   Price Request Special PackagingBack to Top

The 12 pound smooth bore cannon known as the “Napoleon” was the preferred close range artillery piece in the Union Ordnance arsenal because of its safety, reliability and killing power.  This type of cannon, developed in France, did not reach America until 1857.  Up until that time, the lighter gauge 1841 model 6-Pounder had been used effectively by the Americans in the Mexican War.  Recognizable because of the flare in the end of its barrel, known as “muzzle-swell,” the 12-Pounder was the last bronze gun used in the American Army.
A similar model, cast of steel with surface rust and pitting sold at the Leland Little Auction, Hillsborough, NC in September 2011 for $1,207.50.

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16.25 FLOOR GLOBE. Good, early 20th century American floor standing terrestrial globe signed "Weber Costello, Chicago Heights, Illinois, Political Reality Globe." This large size world globe is constructed in the traditional manner with paper gores overlaying a plaster sphere with wooden reinforcements at the poles. The lithographed surfaces show good detail with political boundaries, all major cities (over 100,000 population), mountain peaks, rivers, canals, railways, steamship routes and more,  accurately depicted as of circa 1935. The 16 inch globe is in excellent overall condition with no scuffs or abrasions and shows just enough surface toning to give it a great antique appearance! The graceful solid walnut stand is done in the Duncan Phyfe style with lion paw feet and carved "urn" support pillar. The 18 1/2 inch diameter equatorial ring is overlaid by paper printed with degrees, statute miles, and time zones from Greenwich.  Together with its quadrupedal stand this globe measures 33 inches high and 23 1/2 inches across at the base.  A handsome, high quality floor standing globe for library or study at a very reasonable pricc. WAS 895  NOW half off! 449  Special Packaging


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16.71  MINIATURE CANNON.  Commemorative brass cannon on a cast iron carriage with an applied embossed brass plaque reading, “FORT  TICONDEROGA  NY.”  The bottom of the carriage is marked “1/0 18 MFCO.”  3 inches  long.  Excellent original condition with a nice age patina.  Circa 1930.  49

Fort Ticonderoga is located on the shores of Lake Champlain, on the New York, New Hampshire border overlooking Vermont’s Green Mountains.  This remote outpost on Lake Champlain guarded the narrow water highway connecting New France with Britain's American colonies. Whichever nation controlled Ticonderoga controlled the continent.  During the American Revolution Fort Ticonderoga was the scene of America's first major victory in its struggle for independence and the United States' northern stronghold which protected New York and New England from British invasion via Canada.

In 1755, during the French and Indian War, the British pushed north into traditionally French territory. In response Governor-General Vaudreuil in Québec ordered Michel de Lotbinière to construct a fort south of Crown Point that would cover the portage between Lake George and Lake Champlain. Construction of Fort Carillon began that Fall and continued for the next four years.

In 1759 British General Jeffrey Amherst laid siege to Fort Carillon. Losses elsewhere in New France had left the garrison ill-equipped, so the French abandoned the fort after blowing up the powder magazine. Amherst repaired the fort and renamed it Ticonderoga.  Then construction of a new British fortress at Crown Point was begun.

At the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775 Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold lead an attack on the Fort Ticonderoga with a small band of "Green Mountain Boys," capturing it from the British in an early morning raid on May 10th.  This was only three weeks after Lexington and Concord and was America’s first victory in the Revolutionary War.


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16.66  CORK SCREW.  Genuine, early 19th century cork screw with a turned bone handle.  The handle is plugged with a turned bone cap on one end and is fitted with a bristle brush for dusting off a wine bottle.  The handle is fastened by a small circular retainer with hole attached to a stout metal support.   The “working end” consists of a corrugated disk atop a helical cork screw.  Good, old condition.  A portion of the screw tip has broken off from use but is still quite functional.  

ex. Paul Madden Antiques, Sandwich, Massachusetts. 


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16.17 NUT CRACKER. Charming late 19th C. hand-carved German nutcracker of Black Forest origin. This cleverly contrived and beautifully executed device is in the form of a realistic bear with inset "bean" eyes. The bear's mouth effectively cracks smaller nuts whereas a carved recess at the rear, under the lever, accommodates larger nuts such as walnuts. This intricate, two piece carving is made from a dense dark hardwood, probably walnut. Detailing is very realistic. Excellent original condition with no chips or cracks and a lovely age patina.  7 inches long.  250

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