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1934 U.S.S. Macon Airship Souvenir Historical Cover
The Macon was a US airship christened in 1933 and was called a ‘flying aircraft carrier’. It carried several biplane aircraft fastened underneath it’s hull. Here is a rare souvenir cover envelope sent from the airship Macon at Moffit Field in California. It was mailed on Christmas day, December 25th 1934. Less than two months later during war manuvers off of the California coast it crashed into the sea. Own a piece of history.
Small Revolutionary War Era Pistol Primer Powder Horn-4″
This piece is pretty cool. The smallest primer horn I have ever seen. At just 4″ long it was probably just carried in a pocket and not on a strap. It appears to have the original hand carved plug. Lots of use wear and very nice patina overall.
Rare Native American Indian Stirrup
This is a very old and rare item that is in excellent condition. It was ingeniously made of from one piece of hand carved wood that was notched and then bent into position. The wood was then tied with what I believe is sinew. Then it was covered with animal hide, possibly buffalo, that was stretched and tied around the entire stirrup. This piece shows the high skill level and beautiful craftsmanship of it’s maker. It was purchased at a relic show in central Ohio in the late 60’s.
Native American Beadwork
This is a very nice example of vintage Native American artwork. It was made in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s. It was purchased at a museum auction in the 1960’s. It is in very good condition with no missing beads. There is a bit of fraying at one end of the cloth. I am sure it took very many hours for the artist to make this.
Rare Early 17th Century European Fighting Axe
This was found in a field along the Wabash River between a French trading post and the Tippecanoe battlefield. That doesn’t mean that it had anything to do with either. I’m just sayin’. Anyway this is a very cool artifact. It is definitely very old. I now have new information from an expert. Apparently it is a battle-axe of a type originally from Eastern Europe (Hungarian or Polish) ca 1600.