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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.

Museum Quality Rarity Showed Up On Our Doorstep!

March 21, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique 1792 Patent of Nobility Knight/Knighthood Paperwork Schaller Family yqz
w/Great Seal Francis II Austria King Holy Roman Emperor Ending March 30, 2015 9:30 PM EST Http://yqz.me/Knight_Schaller

We were amazed to have this museum quality rarity show up on our doorstep. It is a book with all the pages being made of vellum and a huge wax seal

PATENT OF NOBILITY  Patents of nobility were issued when a person was granted a title, and usually include a coat of arms to go with the title. This one was issued to  Philipp Heinrich Schaller

PATENT OF NOBILITY
Patents of nobility were issued when a person was granted a title, and usually include a coat of arms to go with the title. This one was issued to Philipp Heinrich Schaller

in a brass disc attached to the book with a golden cord, with all the pages being written in OLD German and Latin. In the center is a hand painted coat of arms. All of that sealed in a tin container made to hold everything safely. When we started to research this we found that it is what is called a

PATENT OF NOBILITY

Patents of nobility were issued when a person was granted a title, and usually include a coat of arms to go with the title. This one was issued to

Philipp Heinrich Schaller

and his son Ferdinand Joseph Schaller upon the occasion of Philipp Schaller being knighted on March 17th, 1792 for 25 years of service as a captain auditor, and due to the notable merits of him and his family. He was knighted by

Antique 1792 Patent of Nobility Knight/Knighthood Paperwork Schaller Family yqz w/Great Seal Francis II Austria King Holy Roman Emperor

Antique 1792 Patent of Nobility Knight/Knighthood Paperwork Schaller Family yqz
w/Great Seal Francis II Austria King Holy Roman Emperor

Francis the Second, by the grace of God Holy Roman Emperor (King of Austria); King of Hungary, Bohemia, Dalmatia, Croatia, Slavonia, Galicia, Lodomeria and Jerusalem; Archduke of Austria; Duke of Lorraine, Salzburg, Würzburg, Franconia, Styria, Carinthia and Carniola; Grand Duke of Cracow; Grand Prince of Transylvania; Margrave of Moravia; Duke of Sandomir, Masovia, Lublin, Upper and Lower Silesia, Auschwitz and Zator, Teschen and Friuli; Prince of Berchtesgaden and Mergentheim; Princely Count of Habsburg, Gorizia and Gradisca and of the Tirol; and Margrave of Upper and Lower Lusatia and in Istria. And it is his 6″ wax seal in the brass disc. The cord tying the book to the seal (and running through the middle of the seal) is made with threads of 14K gold braided into the cord.

The coat of arms in the center was issued to the Schaller family in 1792 and became their family’s coat of arms from that point forward.

These ARE VERY RARE AND ARE NORMALLY ONLY FOUND IN MUSEUMS ANY MORE!!

Francis II (German: Franz II., Erwählter Römischer Kaiser) (12 February 1768 – 2 March 1835) was the last Holy Roman Emperor, ruling from 1792 until 6 August 1806, when he dissolved the Holy Roman Empire after the disastrous defeat of the Third Coalition by Napoleon at the Battle of Austerlitz.

In the tin container this measures approx. 15 1/2″ x 13″ x 2 1/2″.

WOW GOOD LUCK ON THIS RARITY!!

RARE Gray VTG Set Roseville Art Pottery GARDENIA Basket & Small Elfers Vases

March 7, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

RARE Gray VTG Set Roseville Art Pottery GARDENIA Basket & Small Elfers Vases
RARE Gray Purple Coloring~ One Basket & 2 Vases Auction Ending March March 16, 2015 10:58 EST Http://yqz.me/rare_roseville

RARE Roseville Gardenia Pattern In Gray ~ Unusual to find a match set in this great condition

3 Piece Set ~ Includes Basket and 2 Vases

RARE Gray VTG Set Roseville Art Pottery GARDENIA Basket & Small Elfers Vases yqz

RARE Gray VTG Set Roseville Art Pottery GARDENIA Basket & Small Elfers Vases yqz

Gray to Purple color

Gardenia Pattern. Basket #610-12″ Vases #682-6

Fantastic look. Great ovrall conditoin. Not conidition issues noted

Basket measures approx. 11-1/4″ x 8-1/4″, Vases are approx. 6″ tall

What a fantastic set!

Check out our photos to the left! We do our level best to get it right, but a second set of eyes never hurts.

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 Haitian Art Enhances Home Décor

January 9, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Haitian antique art offers a perspective of life that is appealing and stylized.
HUGE selection of Haitian Art from universities, private collections and museums up for Auction in June 2014 http://yqz.me/Haitian-Art

Haitian Art offers a vivid insight into the history and beliefs of Haiti and the everyday survival of their people. Despite the hardships and

Haiti Folk Art RARA Haitian Parade Portrait Watercolor Painting SIGNED

Haiti Folk Art RARA Haitian Parade Portrait Watercolor Painting SIGNED

political strain suffered by this country, Haiti remains a wellspring of originality, creativity and imagination with a uniqueness involving cultural, political, social, economic and religious phenomena. So often when individuals think of Haiti, they think of a lot of things that aren’t so delightful, such as poverty and others stereotypes of Haiti but there are some very talented, creative people. Haitian art has so much spirit and liveliness. The stories behind them are fascinating and carry so much insight into their culture. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and yet look at the visual output under extreme conditions, makes their art even more amazing. Beginning a Haitian art collection can seem intimidating but their stunning, vibrant colors captures the heart and ambiance of Haiti.

An avid art collector Richard B Flagg has a great description of Haitian Artist, “The true Haitian master doesn’t paint by giving a lot of thought to what he is doing. He paints from the heart, not the intellect, and subconsciously draws on a rich fund of memories and feeling. It doesn’t matter to him that the figures in his painting are twice as large as the house they came out of since it the people, not the house that he wants to emphasize.”
At the end of February we went to a HUGE university/private collection/museum deaccession sale. (That is where museums, universities and private collectors quietly dispose of items that they have had in their archives to make room for more or to raise money.) Over the next few weeks we are going to list the items from that sale.

RARE 1788-1836 Antique Ephrata Cloister LANCASTER Co. Pennsylvania Ledger

January 9, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

RARE 1788-1836 Antique Ephrata Cloister LANCASTER Co. Pennsylvania Ledger
Laid Paper from Ephrata Cloister -OVER 225 Years Old!! Ending January 18, 2015 Http://yqz.me/EphrataCloister

In this auction, we have a Pennsylvania Manuscript ledger kept by local farmer of Lancaster County Pennsylvania. It is recorded with hand-written entries; primarily from the 1788-1836.The ledger has a total of approx. 25-30 pages that are filled with accounts. The accounts for each customer are listed and updated for years. This ledger is a valuable genealogical resource with many families and business patrons listed.

RARE 1788-1836 Antique Ephrata Cloister LANCASTER Co. Pennsylvania Ledger Laid Paper from Ephrata Cloister -OVER 225 Years Old!!

RARE 1788-1836 Antique Ephrata Cloister LANCASTER Co. Pennsylvania Ledger
Laid Paper from Ephrata Cloister -OVER 225 Years Old!!

The ledger is made at the Ephrata Cloister using laid paper watermarked CB, (Christian Bauman). It is marked with understandable wear from the business of the farmer. It measures approx. 12.5 x 8.25 x 0.75.” There pages in the ledger book is intact and binding is still good considering it’s over 225 years old! There is foxing and toning on the pages, and the covers are very worn (as seen in the photos). What an interesting piece of history, and great genealogical tool! Happy Bidding!

Antique Hallmarked Dutch Sterling Silver Heart Locket Pendant Cherub Crown

January 8, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Hallmarked Dutch Sterling Silver Heart Locket Pendant~Cherub~Crown

Hallmarked Dutch Sterling Silver Heart Locket Pendant~Cherub~Crown

Antique Hallmarked Dutch Sterling Silver Heart Locket Pendant~Cherub~Crown
Ending January 16, 2015 10:12PM EST http://yqz.me/AntiqueLocket
An absolutely gorgeous, nineteenth century solid silver hallmarked (we believe to be Dutch or possibly French) large, ornate hinged heart pendant or pill box with beautifully embossed repousse work on both the front & back, to include – a winged angel face, an un-monogrammed cartouche and a crown pediment composed of reticulated & embossed leaves. It measures an impressive 3-5/16” high overall (to the top of the ring) x 2-3/8” wide x 7/8” deep and weighs 42.8 grams. The heart is hinged on the back and opens to reveal a compartment which could be used as a pill box. There is a touchmark/hallmark on the front rim (worn from age & use) which appears to be a stylized leaf (?) and a sideways letter G (see close-up). The condition is excellent with no dings, bends, breaks, touch-ups or repairs, only light surface wear to the patina from gentle use. Very fine quality and beautifully made with lovely detail work. A fabulous antique silver box that’s a pendant which can be worn around the neck. It’s fresh from a home on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore.

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