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Antique 1886 Chicago Air Rifle-Markham’s Patent FIRST BB GUN Sire to Daisy Antique 1886 Chicago Air Rifle-Markham’s Patent FIRST BB GUN Sire to Daisy Antique 1886 Chicago Air Rifle-Markham’s Patent FIRST BB GUN Sire to Daisy

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Antique 1886 Chicago Air Rifle-Markham’s Patent FIRST BB GUN Sire to Daisy

March 27, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique 1886 Chicago Air Rifle-Markham’s Patent FIRST BB GUN Sire to Daisy yqz
Exterior All Maple SUCH A RARE AIR RIFLE Auction Ends April 6, 2015 9:32PM EST http://yqz.me/Chicago_AirRifle

Talking about rarities!! Up in this auction is a piece of history. The Markham Chicago wooden BB gun Sire to Daisy! This is the early model with the stock stamped: “Chicago Air Rifle – Markham’s Patent” on two lines, which many folks put as the very earliest model. It has an exterior that is all maple wood with rosewood stain, double cocking rods pass through the stock. Everything works. There are rubs, scratches and one chip to the wood at the connection near the hinge, all in line with its age. Missing its cleaning rod. It measures approx. 32″ overall length and has a 9.8″ brass barrel liner in the front section. WHAT A RARE PIECE!!

We found an article posted on the Airgun Academy Daily Blog by B.B. Pelletier (Great Blog and Article!!) Which we are quoting excerpts of here.

Antique 1886 Chicago Air Rifle-Markham's Patent FIRST BB GUN Sire to Daisy yqz Exterior All Maple SUCH A RARE AIR RIFLE

Antique 1886 Chicago Air Rifle-Markham’s Patent FIRST BB GUN Sire to Daisy yqz
Exterior All Maple SUCH A RARE AIR RIFLE

The Markham Chicago wooden BB gun Sire to Daisy!

Originally posted on November 9, 2007
by B.B. Pelletier

The Markham company, the inventor of the modern BB gun (not Daisy, as I will explain in a moment), started in 1886 with the Chicago model. Captain Markham, whose life story is quite interesting, began production of a spring-piston airgun made mostly of wood in Plymouth, Michigan. His plant was situated very near the Plymouth Iron Windmill Company that would soon start making an all-metal BB gun of their own, but Markham’s was first by two years.

The Blue Book of Airguns puts the start of the Markham presence in BB guns in 1887, but as you will learn, Daisy had a vested interest in the date this company began. And back in the early 20th century, they put the date at 1886.

The gun is made from hard rock maple with metal parts attached where needed, not that much different than modern polymer-framed handguns such as the Glock. It broke in the center, and a stiff wire pushed the piston and mainspring back until another bent and flattened wire formed into a trigger blade and sear caught it. The gun is unique in that there is no end to the compression chamber. The breech of the barrel serves that purpose! The metal piston rides inside an open-ended iron liner that serves as the compression chamber.

It feels light and toy-like and is proportioned for a child. There is no trigger guard or safety, because this is the most rudimentary gun possible, yet it’s constructed well enough to have lasted more than a century.

To make the gun ready to shoot, the action is unlatched, then the barrel is broken down the same as with any breakbarrel. Once the sear catches the piston connecting rod, a BB is loaded into the breech. The barrel is closed and latched, making the gun ready to fire.

The sights are extremely fundamental and fixed. Any corrections are made by aim-off, also known as Kentucky windage.

This is for sale and shipment to only the U.S. States.

We comply with all shipping restrictions.

Buyer must be at least 18 years old to purchase. ID proof of age is required.

1830 Sedalia Missouri Plantation Genuine Antique Engraved Bronze Slave Tag

February 4, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

1830 Sedalia Missouri Plantation Genuine Antique Engraved Bronze Slave Tag yqz
Heartbreaking But No Longer In Use Auction Ending February 13, 2015 9:46PM EST http://yqz.me/blackhistory

History is often heartbreaking, and this auction is for an especially painful relic. In this auction, we a have an original, 1830 Sedalia Plantation

1830 Sedalia Missouri Plantation Genuine Antique Engraved Bronze Slave Tag yqz Heartbreaking But No Longer In Use

1830 Sedalia Missouri Plantation Genuine Antique Engraved Bronze Slave Tag yqz
Heartbreaking But No Longer In Use

antique slave tag. This 1830 dated tag is an early date for the slave hire badges, since the earliest known date on any tag is the year 1800. The number 116 is the issue sequence for the occupation of servant. Verso the tag is ornately etched with “SEDALIA PLANTATION THE BEARER IS AUTHORIZED TO BE IN NATCHEZ AT ANY HOUR WITH BUGGY AND HORSE 1830.” Recto, it reads Sedalia Plantation 1830 #116 within the outline of mid-relief raised detailed ring design. Now an object of curiosity, and no longer a sign of captivity, the tag measures at approx. 2.5 x 2.” There is a warm patina that covers the bronze tag, and you can see the signs of high detail on the ornate etching.

As brutal as it is to consider this terrible piece of hardware, it is a part of history and can remind us of the progress we have made as a society in the many decades since this was in use. Let us not forget that there are people still in the world who have been forcibly removed from their families and put into modern captivity.

1899 Antique Folk Art Notre Dame Cathedral Gothic Hand Carved Wood Model yqz WOW! Truly Spectacular!

January 25, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

1899 Antique Folk Art Notre Dame Cathedral Gothic Hand Carved Wood Model yqz
WOW! Truly Spectacular! Auction Ending 2/3/15, 10:26PM EST http://yqz.me/notre_dame

We have an antique, circa 1899, folk art wooden model of the renowned French architecture, Notre Dame Cathedral. Each wooden trim and pillar is

1899 Antique Folk Art Notre Dame Cathedral Gothic Hand Carved Wood Model

1899 Antique Folk Art Notre Dame Cathedral Gothic Hand Carved Wood Model

nicely hand-carved and fitted, all made from scratch, with no indicators of a ready made kit! It’s not hard to see the time, effort, and love that went into making this detailed masterpiece. Even the rose windows are ornately applied, made from what appears to be a shiny, sheet like material, adorned with paint to mimic the ornate design of cathedral windows. Each molding and frame creating the two towers, pinnacles, arcades, and gables are original wood. In addition, the beautiful and famous west facade of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris has several miniature clay figurines attached to the plinth- there’s a priest, and several Frenchmen in period attire.

The cathedral is on a wooden plinth, measuring at approx. 11.75 x 18.25 x 9.75,” and the cathedral itself measures at approx. 12″ h x 10″ w; weighing a sturdy 5.8 pounds! There are places of wood glue formation or solidification, the tips of the pinnacles are chipped off, wear of the wood is apparent, and its apparent that some of the clay figures have detached, with one chipped off. Otherwise, a truly amazing folk art piece. You won’t be disappointed with this Notre Dame miniature scale wooden model! Happy Bidding!

RARE 1699 Antique Doctor Franciscus Piens Portrait Mezzotint Engraving Gole

January 25, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

RARE 1699 Antique Doctor Franciscus Piens Portrait Mezzotint Engraving Gole yqz
Original Engraving by Jacob Gole Auction Ends Feb 3, 2015 9:30PM EST http://yqz.me/RareEngraving

In this auction, we have an antique engraving titled, “Prudentia Vigilantia” by Jacob Gole with the original painting executed by Du Molin. Gole,

RARE 1699 Antique Doctor Franciscus Piens Portrait Mezzotint Engraving Gole

RARE 1699 Antique Doctor Franciscus Piens Portrait Mezzotint Engraving Gole

was a known Dutch (mezzotint) engraver from 1675-1724. We are dating this piece late 17th to early 18th century, circa 1699. We are calling this rare, because the only other engravings we found are currently in the archives of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, History of Medicine Division, and Rijks Museum Collection. The mezzotint depicts a portrait of Franciscus Hadrianides Piens, an author and medicinal doctor in right pose, holding skull. There is a coat-of-arms underneath the portrait with a knight mask adorned with a lion. Piens was a pioneer in the medicinal world in the late 1600’s, as he and his colleages published a book titled, “Tractatus de febribus” in 1689, published by Apud Samuelem de Tournes.The paper is cut close by a previous owner, and then laid on a matte board paper and displayed in an antique frame with wavy glass (with bubbles!) and black wooden frame rimmed with gesso. It measures at approx. 19 x 14″ with a sight size of 10 x 15.” There is wear on the frame, and some chipping of the gesso rim. Understandable toning and foxing on the engraving and matting. A true collector’s item, sure to be a conversation starter. Happy Bidding!

1913 Junghans Westminster Mahogany Bracket Shelf Clock

January 18, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique 1913 Junghans Westminster Mahogany Bracket Shelf Clock A13 Mark
Superb WORKING Condition STUNNING CLOCK 102 Years Old!! Ending January 26, 2015 11:02PM EST http://yqz.me/Westminsterclock

Up in this auction is an amazing estate find. A 1913, (movement marked A13 which is code for the first half of 1913), westminster bracket clock with an exquisite mahogany case, arched beveled glass door. It has a 5 rod chime system. It has the key and pendulum and we did have it up and running

1913 Junghans Westminster Mahogany Bracket Shelf Clock A13 Mark

1913 Junghans Westminster Mahogany Bracket Shelf Clock A13 Mark

just prior to listing. Except for some rubs to the face it is absolutely drop dead gorgeous. It measures approx. 11″ x 8″ x 14 1/2″ high. GOOD LUCK!!

For those not familiar with Junghans, here is their history off of the clockguy site on the internet (GREAT SITE!!):

Gebr Junghans Uhrenfabrik was established by Erhard Junghans with Franz Xaver in 1861 in the Black Forest, making parts for clocks. Erhard Junghans (1823-70) originally followed in his father’s footsteps working as a designer in an Schramberg porcelain factory in the Black Forest.

By 1861, Erhard Junghans had set aside capital to start his own business producing accessories for clocks and subsequently complete clocks. He enlisted his brother Xaver, a cabinetmaker then living in America, to acquire the assembly-line machinery for making clock parts. Once the factory and the equipment were set up, Gerhard focused on running the business, his brother Xaver lead the production of clock cases and a professional clockmaker was hired to oversee the production of movements. After Erhard’s death in 1870, the company was run by his sons Arthur and Erhard Jr.In 1866 the Junghans brand was established and by 1870 they were producing 100 clocks per day. In 1870 Arthur Junghans, son of the founder took over and the company went ahead rapidly.

Following the registration as early as 1877 of the first factory trademark, “eagle with flag”, the JUNGHANS trademark, a clock cogwheel fashioned into a eight-pointed star, became the brand symbol in 1890. Three years later, the millionth timepiece was produced. In 1903 JUNGHANS was the largest clock-maker in the world. They were well-known for producing a wide variety of clocks. The company further expanded over years merging with other well-known German clockmakers including Lenzkirch, Thomas Haller and Gustav Becker.

Antique DUTCH Locking 5 Drawer Footed Medicine Chest Cabinet Doric Columns

January 17, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique DUTCH Locking 5 Drawer Footed Medicine Chest Cabinet Doric Columns yqz
Adjustable Shelf ~ Hand Carved ~ Porcelain Labels Auction Ending January 26, 2015 10:40PM EST
http://yqz.me/MedicineChest
Antique Wooden Medicine Chest

*Dutch Made, Huisapotheek is the Dutch word for a cabinet like this

Antique DUTCH Locking 5 Drawer Footed Medicine Chest Cabinet Doric Columns yqz Adjustable Shelf ~ Hand Carved ~ Porcelain Labels

Antique DUTCH Locking 5 Drawer Footed Medicine Chest Cabinet Doric Columns yqz
Adjustable Shelf ~ Hand Carved ~ Porcelain Labels


*Dating this from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s by similar items found online and taking into account construction
*1 Long and 4 Short drawers in the bottom with an adjustable shelf above
*Porcelain labels on drawer fronts and on the top of the door
*Locking cabinet. Sorry, we do not have the key, but it appears to be a skeleton key
*Doric columns flank the locking door framing the carved center
*Key hale has a brass plate with Dutch decorations
*Measures approx. 21″ x 15-1/2″ x 7-3/4″
*Footed base

Antique Mills Five Cent Spearmint Gum Gambling Gooseneck Slot Machine

December 14, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique Mills Five Cent Spearmint Gum Gambling Gooseneck Slot Machine Ending 12/22/14 http://yqz.me/antiqueSlotMachine

Antique Mills Five Cent Spearmint Gooseneck Slot Machine numbered 55297. We do not claim to be experts in slot machines so we will share with you what we know. Set on a wooden base, this slot machine functions when we placed a nickle in the slot and pull the lever. So cool! Along the front of the machine it lists all of the different combinations you can get with the different types of gum symbols. Embossed along the front is a bell with

EARLY Antique Mills Five Cent Spearmint Gum Gambling Gooseneck Slot Machine

WORKS! EARLY Antique Mills Five Cent Spearmint Gum Gambling Gooseneck Slot Machine

1776 and a small owl. We are missing the back cover and the wooden base has losses to the front. There is paint loss on the machine and the inside is in need of a good cleaning with some oxidation to the metal. It measures approx. 24″ tall by 14″ wide. Be sure to see all our photos for specifics. A great piece to leave as-is or to restore! We just love it! HAPPY BIDDING!!

Mills Novelty Company from wiki:

The Mills Novelty Company, Incorporated of Chicago, Illinois was once a leading manufacturer of coin operated machines, including slot machines, vending machines, and jukeboxes, in the United States. Between about 1905 and 1930, the company’s products included the Mills Violano-Virtuoso and its predecessors, celebrated machines that automatically played a violin and, after about 1909, a piano. By 1944 the name of the company had changed to Mills Industries, Incorporated. The slot machine division was then owned by Bell-O-Matic Corporation. By the late 1930s, vending machines were being installed by Mills Automatic Merchandising Corporation of New York.

1878 Antique 18K Gold Guilloche Enamel Longines Ernest Francillon Pocket Watch

August 25, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

1878 Antique 18K Gold Guilloche Enamel Longines Ernest Francillon Pocket Watch
Key Wind #152931 c 1878 Exquisite Black/Blue Enameling Ending Sept. 1, 2014 18:40:01 PDT http://yqz/me/guillochewatch

Up in this auction is an original Ernest Francillon Solid 18K Gold and black & blue enameled Longines pocket watch. 15 Jewel, key wind, serial

1878 Antique 18K Gold Guilloche Enamel Longines Ernest Francillon Pocket Watch

1878 Antique 18K Gold Guilloche Enamel Longines Ernest Francillon Pocket Watch

number 152931 on the back plate, marked 18 in numerous spots on the case, but we also acid tested it and it is solid 18K gold. It has an exquisite guilloche case with black enamel leaves and designs with just a touch of accent blues. The face is marked simply Ernest Francillon. The exterior case is in superb condition, the signed interior back plate has some key scratches on it and it needs a new crystal as it is missing. We do not have a key to fit this, so we do not know if it works, so you are buying it as is. It weighs 36.23 grams, even the fob ring tested 18K gold.

Ernest Francillon (born 10 July 1834 in Lausanne), was the Swiss manager of Longines watches and an entrepreneur. He was the nephew of Auguste Agassiz. He died on 3 April 1900 in Saint-Imier, where he founded the factory. A monument to has memory was erected on 13 October 1907.

Brief History: Longines Watch Company

In 1832, Auguste Agassiz began selling etablissage-produced watches under the name “Agassiz & Compagnie” and was particularly successful selling those watches in North America.

In the 1850’s, Agassiz passed control of his company to his nephew, Ernest Francillon. Francillon wanted to modernize the production of watches and believed that bringing all the final assembly and finish operations together into one factory would be a more efficient method of production. To accomplish this, Francillon built a factory on a piece of land known as “Les Longines” and the Longines brand was born.

The A. Wittnauer Co. became the exclusive sales agent for Longines in 1880, starting a relationship that would last for 114 years

Antique Signed H.V. SHOURDS 1860-1920

June 5, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique Signed H.V. SHOURDS 1860-1920 Ruddy Turnstone Shorebird Bird Decoy yqz
Wonderful Condition! Ending (Jun 13, 2014 18:42:01 PDT) http://yqz.me/Ruddy-Turnstone

http://yqz.me/Ruddy-Turnstone  Antique Signed H.V. SHOURDS 1860-1920 Ruddy Turnstone Shorebird Bird Decoy

http://yqz.me/Ruddy-Turnstone Antique Signed H.V. SHOURDS 1860-1920 Ruddy Turnstone Shorebird Bird Decoy

Antique ruddy turnstone shorebird decoy signed by H.V. Shourds. Harry Van Nuckson “Nuck” (H.V.) Shourds (circa 1861 to 1920) was a decoy carver of Tuckerton, Barnegat Bay, New Jersey. He was the father of decoy carver Harry Kitchell Shourds (1890 to 1943) of Tuckerton and later Ocean City, New Jersey. Hand signed on the bottom ” H.V. SHOURDS” this decoy has been wonderfully carved and hand painted. It is in excellent condition and we found no chips, cracks or breaks. It stands at approx. 12″ tall x 11 1/2″ from beak to tail. This extraordinary bird belongs in your collection. Good luck.

Stunning! China 1800’s Qing Chinese Export Painted Fan

May 26, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

China 1800’s Qing Chinese Export Peacock Feather & Sandalwood Painted Fan NR yqz
Brisee Framed Dignitaries in a Court Scene Auction Ending (Jun 02, 2014 19:28:01 PDT) http://yqz.me/Chinese-Fan

Description composed by world renowned Asian expert & appraiser, Mr. Anthony Lee. His bio is below.

http://yqz.me/Chinese-Fan

http://yqz.me/Chinese-Fan

China, mid 1800’s. Qing Chinese Export Peacock Feather & Sandalwood Painted fan Brisee Framed. The ribs of carved and pierced sandalwood with deeply carved relief of florals on the end ribs, the main part of the fan of paper with an assembly of dignitaries in a court scene in canton rose style borders, the ends with added peacock feather eyes. Minor tears to the paper at the join with the ribs (see images). Generally good condition. Framed and Glazed (contemporary US). Overall framed approx. 25″ x 16 3/4″ x 2″. We will NOT ship this out of the frame.

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