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Title: American Antiquities - Auction Catalogue, January 8, 1898
Author: Norman, Wm. B.
Language: English
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                        AMERICAN ANTIQUITIES.

                 Pre-historic Stone Implements, Mound
                   Builders’ Relics, Revolutionary
                          and Foreign Arms,
                              Etc., Etc.

                           SALE BY AUCTION,

                                AT THE

                     Fifth Avenue Auction Rooms,

                   No. 238 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK,

                           JANUARY 8, 1898.

                     _WM. B. NORMAN, Auctioneer._

_This entire Collection will be on exhibit at the Fifth Avenue Auction
House, No. 238 Fifth Avenue, New York, on Thursday and Friday, January
6 and 7, 1898, from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.; and on the day of the Sale,
during the morning hours._

_Orders will be carefully executed by the Auctioneers and Dealers in

                        AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY,
                          STONE IMPLEMENTS,
                          ETC., ETC., ETC.,


        Mound Builders’ Relics, Celts, Grooved Axes, Arrow and
         Spear Heads, Knives, Wampum Treaty Belts and Money,
       Necklaces, Beads, Shell Ornaments, Effigy and Ceremonial
                Pipes, Tomahawks, Objects in Hematite
            and Obsidian, Terra Cotta Figures, Ornaments,
            Temple Chalices of the Incas, Aztec Ornaments,
                  Revolutionary Arms, Blunderbusses,
                      Pistols, Swords, Rapiers,
                        Claymores, War Clubs,
                          Dirks, Etc., Etc.


                   Sale by Auction without Reserve,
                     SATURDAY, JANUARY 8th, 1898,
                    BEGINNING AT 2 O’CLOCK, P. M.
                     _WM. B. NORMAN, Auctioneer._


                108 East Fourteenth Street, New York.


_The Archaeological Collection described in the following pages was
formed by a well-known Collector, who now, for private reasons,
relinquishes the pleasurable pursuit which for so many years engrossed
his moments of leisure. Every specimen in the Collection was selected
with deliberate discrimination, with the view of exemplifying the best
forms of arms and implements conceived and fashioned by the
pre-historic man of that part of the North American Continent embraced
within the present United States. Such objects are of great interest
and value to all those interested in this branch of Archaeology, and
the opportunity offered of adding perfect specimens, at their own
price, to their cabinets, is one seldom occurring.

Among the objects of marked interest will be found a Wampum Treaty
Belt; a large number of Ceremonial Pipes, including some very rare
forms; various objects in hematite, obsidian, copper, etc.; the rare
Idols from Arizona; Incas Temple Vases in beaten silver from the
necropolis of Ancona, etc., etc. The arms, foreign and Revolutionary,
at the end of Catalogue, will be recognized by all interested in the
subject as valuable specimens, worthy to figure in the best

Every object in this Collection will be sold, with the guarantee, by
the Cataloguer, of its absolute authenticity and genuineness, both as
regards material and attribution.

Orders faithfully executed by the Auctioneers and Art Dealers




1 SMALL CELT, reddish stone. Washington Co., Ohio. 2½ in.

2 Another. Gray stone. Knox Co., O. 2¼ in.

3 Another. Blue stone. Athens Co., O. 3¼ in.

4 Another. Diorite. Very fine. Athens Co., O. 3¼ in.

5 Another. Granite. Very fine. Vinton Co., O. 3½ in.

6 Another. Blue stone. Moss Co., O. 3¾ in.

7 Large Celt. Granite, polished edge. Very fine. Mercer Co., Ky.
5¼ in.

8 Another. Granite, polished edge. Very fine. Mercer Co., Ky. 5¾ in.

9 Another. Blue slate, edge slightly chipped. Delaware Co., O. 6½ in.

10 Another. Blue slate, edge slightly chipped, but fine. Delaware Co.,
O. 7¾ in.

11 Small Celt. Blue slate, polished edge, perfect. Syria. 3 in.

12 Small hand pick. Blue slate. Harrisburg, Pa. 4¼ in.

13 Another. Granite, round top, polished edge. Lincoln Co., Tenn.
4¼ in.


14 GROOVED AXE of diorite, deeply grooved, fine edge (a head cracker).
Beaver Co., Pa. 4 in.

15 Another. Greenish stone, deeply grooved, fine edge. Rhea Co., Tenn.
4 in.

16 Another. Granite, grooved and perfect. Seneca Co., O. 4½ in.

17 Another. Diorite, deeply grooved and perfect. Athens Co., O. 5 in.

18 Another. Mottled granite, deeply grooved. Very fine. Calhoun Co.,
Ill. 5 in.

19 Another. Dark stone, flat head, entire surface polished and
perfect. Breckenridge Co., Ky. 5 in.

20 Another. Shows marks of ancient pecking. Warren Co., O. 6 in.

21 Another. Palaeolithic sandstone. Greene Co., Va. 5 in.

22 Another. Same. Greene Co., Va. 4 in.

23 Another. Granite, fine and perfect blade, deep groove, polished
from long use; fine and desirable. Breckenridge Co., Ky. 6 in.

24 Another. Granite, fine perfect blade, good shape, deep groove, also
very desirable. Lincoln Co., Tenn. 5 × 6½ in.

25 Another. Fine grained granite, extra long and perfect blade, finely
grooved; rare. Athens Co., O. 4½ × 8½ in.

26 Another. Rough pebbly granite; of great size and weight, perfect
edge. S. W. North Carolina. 6½ × 8½ in.

27 ANVIL or Nut stone. Circular, with pitted cavity on each side;
smooth, nice specimen. Ohio. 4½ × 5 in.

28 HAMMER STONE. Granite. Central Ohio. 3 × 3½ in.

29 Another. White quartz. Central Ohio. 2½ × 3 in.

30 Another. Granite, light groove. Washington Co., R. I. 2 × 2¼ in.

31 Another. Sand stone, deep groove. New London, Conn. 2¼ × 2¾ in.

32 LARGE HOE. Gray chert, fine large flaking, point polished from long
use. From Elliptical mound, East St. Louis. 8¼ in.

33 PESTLE. Pebbly stone, perfect, cylindrical. Eastern Penn. 11 in.

34 Another. Sandstone; similar. Cincinnati, O. 14 in.

35 Another. Hard gray stone, with carving of animal’s head at one end.
Cylindrical, broken in centre but substantially mended. The largest
and most remarkable example I have seen. Border of Saratoga Lake, N.
Y. 22½ in.

36 Another. Round, pecked sandstone, with handle of mushroom shape.
Meade Co., Ky. 4 × 6 in.

37 Another. Base has a slight concavity for cracking nuts, smooth from
long use. Very fine. Ohio. 3½ × 5 in.

38 Another. As last, base chipped. Ohio. 3 × 5 in.

39 AMULET. Heart-shaped concretion, (see interesting description
attached). Fine and rare. Texas. 4½ × 4½ in.

40 QUOIT. Flint, beautifully flaked, extra fine. Tenn. 4 × 4¾ in.

41 Quoit or large knife; extra fine. Tenn. 3½ × 5¼ in.

42 BOLAS STONE. Egg-shaped, white quartz, one end slightly flattened.
Hall Co., Ga. 1¾ × 2¼ in.

43 Another. Dark stone, curious and rare. Hall Co., Ga. 1¾ × 2¼ in.

44 Saddle-shaped stone, base and ends flat, sides and top rounded to a
half-circle, with half-inch perforation through its length. Hard dark
stone. Randolph Co., Tenn. 1½ × 2¼ × 3¼ in.

45 Boat-shaped object, top hollowed out, two perforations, steatite or
soapstone, a perfect and rare specimen. Hancock Co., Tenn. 1⅜ × 6¼ in.

46 Similar. Micaceous stone. Gwinnett Co., Ga. 1⅞ × 3¼ in.

47 Another. No perforations, ends grooved. Gwinnett Co., Ga.
1¼ × 2⅜ in.

48 Another. Different shape, no cavity but perforated with two holes,
also a rare object. Gwinnett Co., Ga. 1 × 3¾ in.

49 CEREMONIAL AXE (so called). Yellowish material, perforated with a
half-inch hole, fine and rare. Saratoga Lake, N. Y. 3⅞ in.

50 Another. Slate. Williams Co., O. 4½ in.

51 BANNER STONE. Butterfly shape, light-colored granite, the usual
perforation begun and half finished; uncommon form, and rare on
account of its size. James Co., Tenn. 6¾ in.

52 Neat perforated fragment, at the bottom of which is a nipple
showing process employed in drilling, viz., with sand and hollow reed.
1½ × 2½ in.

53 GORGET. Two perforations, slate. Shelby Co., O. 3¾ in.

54 Another. One perforation, slate. Marion Co., O. 1¾ × 3½.

55 Another. Banded slate, very fine. Hardin Co., O. 3¼ in.

56 Gorget ornament. Banded slate, diamond shape. Hardin Co., O. 2⅝ in.

57 Object in steatite, two large holes, edge with notches. Columbia
Co., O. 2½ in.

58 PENDANT. Steatite, oval shape, perforated, with carving of a human
face; a curious object. Georgia. 2½ in.

59 POTTERY BUST. Face, front view. Mound, S. E. Missouri. 2½ in.

60 PLUMMET or Slung Shot of quartz, egg-shaped. Massac Co., Ill.
2 × 3½ in.

61 DISCOIDAL or Game Stone, with concavity on each side. Very
symmetrical, fine and rare. Ohio. 1½ × 2½ in.

62 Two, similar, one with centre perforation, both of soft stone.
Ohio. 3¼ × 1⅞ in. 2 pcs

63 STONE BALL. Incised lines quartering, etc. Very curious. Shelby
Co., O. 1⅞ in.

64 PEARL SHELL. From grave, small perforation, one side covered with
incised dots in fanciful design. Santa Barbara, Cal. 2½ × 4½ in.

65 Mussel Shell from mound, one side encrusted with limestone
concretion. Pike Co., Ill. 4 in.

66 Mussel Shell. A circular hole through centre. Pike Co., Ill. 3½ in.


67 ARROW HEADS. A small collection, some fine. Ohio. 20 pcs

68 Arrow Heads. White quartz. Suffolk Co., N. Y. 3 pcs

69 Arrow Heads. Larger size, all perfect. Ohio. 5 pcs

70 Arrow Heads. Of mottled stone. Cole Co., Mo. 8 pcs

71 SPEAR POINTS. Black flint and chert, all fine, average 4 in. long.
Ohio. 7 pcs

72 Spear Points. White flint and chert, all fine, average 4½ in. long.
Ohio. 4 pcs

73 KNIFE. Black flint, finely finished. Clay Co., Ky. 3½ in.

74 Another. Light colored flint, an elegant specimen. St. Clair Co.,
Ill. 3¼ in.

75 Another. White colored flint, very symmetrical. St. Clair Co., Ill.
3¼ in.

76 Another. Dark chert, finely flaked and chipped. Marion Co., Ill.
5 in.

77 Another. Dark chert, ruder shape than preceding. Ohio. 3½ in.

78 ARROW POINT. Pure white quartz, hollow base, the war point type; a
beauty. Georgia. 1⅞ in.

79 Another. White chert, square base, deeply notched. Cooper Co., Mo.
1⅞ in.

80 Another. Similar to last. Ohio. 2¼ in.

81 Another. Pink chalcedony, with dark vein of color, perfect.
Missouri. 2¼ in.

82 Another. ROTARY, rounded base, both edges bevelled and notched.
Illinois. 2¾ in.

83 Another. Square base, deeply notched and serrated, bevelled edges.
Kentucky. 3 in.

84 Another. Rounded base, very fine. Illinois. 3½ in.

85 Another. Similar to last, very fine. 3½ in.

86 Another. Very remarkable specimen, black flint. Kentucky. 3⅛ in.

87 Another. Very large base, serrated and bevelled edges, one barb
broken. Mercer Co., O. 2 × 3 in.

88 SPEAR POINT. Square base, white chert, finely made, perfect. Ohio.
3½ in.

89 Another. White flint, spade shape, beautifully flaked, very
symmetrical. Gallien Co., O. 3½ in.

90 Another. Gray flint, round base, deeply notched, serrated edges,
perfect point. Bowling Green, Ky. 3½ in.

91 Another. Similar, dark flint, extra fine. Bowling Green, Ky. 3¼ in.

    Special attention is requested to the following 16 lots, every
    one of which has something special to recommend it, either for
    beauty of material, or excellence in design and workmanship.

92 SPEAR HEAD. White chert, in perfect condition. Pike Co., Ill.
1⅜ × 6¾ in.

93 Another. Yellow chert, small point from tip. Illinois. 1⅞ × 6 in.

94 Another. Brown chert, perfect. Illinois. 1¼ × 6 in.

95 Another. Dark colored stone, fine flaking, two curious lines or
markings running longitudinally, perfect. Illinois. 1⅝ × 5½ in.

96 Another. White chert, perfect. Illinois. 1½ × 5⅛ in.

97 Another. Hollowed base, deep notches, serrated edges, tip has been
broken, but has been _repaired_ by the ancient workman. Very fine.
Kentucky. 4¾ in.

98 Another. Yellow chert, long, square base, point slightly damaged,
but very finely made. Kentucky. 5¾ in.

99 Another. Black flint, sharp, square base, beautifully flaked,
perfect. Kentucky. 5½ in.

100 Another. Yellow flint; when held to the light, shows fine cross
marking of dark color; hollow base, very small notches, very beautiful
and desirable. Illinois. 4¾ in.

101 Another. White chert, long, square base, as No. 96, beautifully
made. Illinois. 4⅞ in.

102 Another. Bluish flint, fine transverse markings, very wide, flat
base, slightly notched, a perfect and fine specimen. Huron Co., O.
5 in.

103 Another. Grey flint, square base, deep, heavy notches, beautifully
flaked, choice and rare. Miami Co., O. 3⅞ in.

104 Another. Reddish or salmon colored, finely flaked and chipped,
very desirable. Jefferson Co., Ark. 8 × 4 in.

105 Another. Grey flint, square base, deeply notched, of elegant and
symmetrical shape, perfect in every respect, a _chef d’œuvre_ of
primitive workmanship, very choice and desirable. Breckenridge Co.,

106 Another. Yellowish chert, small, square base, very heavily
notched, perfect edges, finely flaked, desirable. Missouri. 4¼ in.

107 KNIFE. White chert, with haft for a handle, flaked and chipped,
extremely rare form. So. Illinois. 7 in.

    Choice specimens neatly mounted on card-board:—

108 SPEAR POINTS. White chert, localities marked, av. 3¾, all very
fine. 4 pcs

109 Arrow Points. White quartz. Suffolk Co., N. Y. 5 pcs

110 Arrow Points. Bluish flint, all perfect, and rare. Mound, Osage
River, Mo. 9 pcs

111 Arrow Points. White quartz, all fine. Suffolk Co., N. Y. 9 pcs

112 Spear Points, etc. Grey chert, of different forms, all perfect and
very fine. Wadesboro’, N. C. 7 pcs

113 Arrow Points. As above, all very fine and perfect. Wadesboro’,
N. C. 11 pcs

114 Arrow Points. Very desirable specimens; fine color and material,
all perfect. From mound at Osage River, Mo. 9 pcs

115 Arrow Points. Chosen for singular serrated and notched edges, all
fine and rare. Ohio. 4 pcs

116 DRILLS. All perfect, 5 from Missouri, 2 from Ohio, 1 from Georgia.
1 (Ohio) is unique as far as known, in length being 4½ in. A very
desirable selection. 8 pcs

117 Drills. Very pretty and attractive selection. Clay County, Tenn.
6 pcs

118 ARROW POINTS. Small, all perfect. Ohio. 6 pcs

119 Arrow Points. Choice lot, all perfect; small points, from Miss.,
California and Block Island, as marked on card (2 obsidian). 6 pcs

120 Arrow Points. Specimens from Willamette River, Oregon, of these
beautiful productions; jasper, moss agate, obsidian, etc., rare.
12 pcs

121 FISH HOOKS. Black flint; desirable and rare. 2 pcs

122 Arrow Point. Black flint, rotary, hollow base, finely notched,
bevelled and serrated edge, a perfect and choice specimen of this
prototype of the modern revolving rifle ball. Bowling Green, Ky.

123 Arrow Point. Rotary, light-colored flint, as last, except base is
square; perfect and rare. Bowling Green, Ky.

124 Arrow Points. Rotary, gray chert. Perfect, as last, but smaller.
2 pcs

125 Arrow Points. Clouded chalcedony; fine and perfect specimens from
Clear Water Harbor, west coast of Florida, rare. 3 pcs

126 Arrow Point. Crystal, narrow, serrated edges, said to be poisoned.

127 Arrow Point. Thin copper, triangular in shape, Iroquois; small
fish-line stone Sinker. Fleming, Cayuga Co., N. Y. 3 pcs

128 FISH SPEAR. Copper, rounded base, two perforations at base.
1¼ × 3⅜ in. Highest rarity. Ontonagon River, Mich.

129 Another. Copper, rounded base with three perforations. 1½ × 2½ in.
Ontonagon River, Mich.

130 Fish Hooks of copper; small copper arrow head, Phoenicia, Syria.
3 pcs

131 COPPER CHISEL. Ancient copper tool found at Prairie-du-Chien,
Wis.; sharp cutting edge, sides turned up, gouge form, excessively
rare, 1⅝ in. wide, 2½ long, 1¼ thick.


    On account of its density and the fine polish it takes,
    hematite was a favorite material with the ancient artificer.
    Next to copper, hematite is the scarcest material employed by
    the pre-historic workman.

132 AXE. Hematite, deeply grooved, edge polished and of great weight.
Very rare. 2¼ in. thick, 3 wide, 3¼ long. Pulaski Co., Mo.

133 CELT. Brown hematite, polished, edge slightly broken, very rare.
Pike Co., Ill.

134 Celt. Edge perfect and sharp, very rare. Pike Co., Ill.

135 Mammal or Cone. Brown hematite, fine and perfect, base 2⅜ in.,
2 in. high. Very rare. Pike Co., Ill.

136 Plummets, (so called). Brown hematite, oblong, with small groove
around the top, beautiful polish, exceedingly rare. St. Clair and Pike
Co., Ill. 2 pcs

137 Plummets. Same as last, but made from white limestone; also a rare
relic. 1⅛ × 4 in. Illinois. 2 pcs

138 Bone awl, made from deer’s horn, pointed end, 1½ × 6 in.; another,
resembles a needle. ¾ × 2½ in. Mound in Arkansas. 2 pcs

139 Animal (Fox?) carved in bone, ⅔ × 2½ in.; also carved duck 1½ in.
long; each with perforation, curious. Alaska. 2 pcs

140 Relics from mound, Clay Co., N. C. Two bear’s teeth, four human
teeth, shells, etc. Lot.

141 Pearl Shells. Perforated in process of making into fish-hooks,
fine iridescent color on one side. San Miguel Island, Cal. 3 pcs

142 Pearl Shell Ornaments. San Miguel Island, Cal. 5 pcs

143 Whetstones. Very hard stone, narrow and with pointed ends. Scarce
and desirable. S. W. California. 4 pcs

144 BIRD CALL. Terra cotta, black, turtle-shaped with head and
flippers, round hole in back, two smaller ones at the side. Curious
and rare object from Indian grave near Los Angeles, Cal.

145 TERRA COTTA FIGURES. Male and female Idols in red terra cotta.
Decorated in various pigments; old fractures newly mended. Height 15
and 14 in. Found in ancient water conduit near Mojave, Hackberry,
Ariz. V. rare and curious. 2 pcs

146 BONE WHISTLE. Made from human thigh bone, the large hole at one
end plugged with a black, pitchy substance. Rare and curious. Santa
Barbara, Cal.

The four following lots, domestic utensils of the ancient Cherokees,
are from a mound at Edgefield, S. C, dug up by Mr. William I. Scott,
of Augusta, Ga., in 1895.

147 PIPE, so called, but may be a lamp. Wide bowl surrounded by nine
projecting stems, each perforated and reaching into the bowl. Total
width 4¼ × 1¾ in. Steatite or soapstone, rare and curious.

148 CUP. Steatite, with handle and spout; rare. 3 × 4 in.

149 CUP. Steatite, with handle. 4 × 2¼ in. Rare.

150 DIPPER or SPOON. Short handle. Steatite, perfect and rare. 3½ in.


151 Small Collection of Aztec relics, brought from Mexico many years
ago, by Señor Da Costa Gomez. Terra cotta figure, 4½ in.; ancient
Mirrors, polished surface, convex backs, 1½ in. (2); copper Idol,
3 in.; jade Amulet, 1¼ in.; obsidian Lip ornament; green jade
Ornament, perforated, 1¼ in.; polished Pendant, 1½ in.; string of
polished perforated stone Beads, fine colors (7). 15 pcs

152 AMULET. Heart-shaped, small perf.; fine green stone, jade or
serpentine. 4¼ in. Rare and curious. Mexico.

153 AZTEC BEADS. A necklace of perforated stone pebbles varying in
size from ½ to 1¼ in., green and mottled colors, fine polish. Rare to
excess. 38 pcs. Lot

154 ARROW POINTS. Five fine arrow points and four flakings, obsidian.
Mexico. Fine and rare. 9 pcs

155 NECK ORNAMENT. Aztec, of obsidian, semi-lunar, small perf. at each
end for suspension, ⅝ wide, 3½ in. across. V. fine and rare.

156 SILVER CHALICE or Temple Cup from Ancona, near Lima, Peru, time of
the Incas. Height 8½ in., width across mouth 2¾ in. Very thin silver,
hammered from one piece of metal; centre of cup bears impress of a
human face with ears and prominent nose; fanciful zig-zag
ornamentation or crown above. In absolutely perfect condition and of
the highest rarity, color black from oxidation.

157 Silver Chalice. Without decorative ornamentation above the face;
equally fine and perfect, both marvels of workmanship of a by-gone
age, black color. 6⅞ in.

158 Pottery Jar. Traces of brown-colored pigment, from Chiriqui
graves, Colombia, S. A. 3 × 4 in.

159 KNIFE. Obsidian, oval shaped, finely flaked; when held to the
light, shows dark, cloudy lines across its surface; very showy and
rare. 5 in. Lassen Co., Cal.

160 BEADS. Stone Beads from grave, La Salle, Ill. Bead made from the
oliva shell, which is not found nearer than the Florida coast; this
specimen from Indian grave at Peoria, Ill. 2 pcs

161 Perforated stone Beads, from Lodi, Miss. 1⅜ in. 2 pcs

162 Plummet or Sinker. Blue stone. Meredith, N. H.

163 Arrow Point of remarkable shape, notched on each side; the base
runs to a sharp point, perfect. 1¼ × 2¾ in.

164 COPPER BEADS. Necklace of 24½ in. beads from Indian grave.
Memaloose Is., Oregon. Rare.

165 Copper Beads. From 1 to 6 in. in length, ¼ in. thick (20).
Flathead Indian graves. Rare lot.

166 Copper Pendant. Perforated for suspension, four notches at base.
Same locality as No. 164, rare.

167 Copper Ornaments from graves as above; one small Bracelet, two
Pendants, one long Bead with original string still in the bead. Rare.
4 pcs

168 Glass Beads. Fine necklace of the Hudson’s Bay Trading Co. beads,
from Flathead Indian grave, Memaloose Is., Oregon. Lot.

169 EARRINGS. Long earrings, each made from about 120 dentalium
shells. Brass rings for suspension, length, 14 ins., width, 1¾ in.
Very curious and rare. Oregon. 2 pcs

170 Shell Pendant or Ornament of perforated shell, small copper ball
at bottom. Indian grave, Cayuga, Co., N. Y. Very rare.

171 NECKLACE of 37 objects: glass beads, bits of copper and catlinite
or red pipe stone cut in fanciful form; of great interest and rarity.
Springport, Cayuga Co., N. Y.

173 WAMPUM TREATY BELT. This rare relic was found with three others,
by Mr. Wm. W. Adams, at the old Fleming farm, East Cayuga, Cayuga Co.,
N. Y., in 1888. One of the four is now in the British Museum; the
present ownership of the other two is unknown to me. This belt, the
fourth of the find, is 2 ft. 3 in. in length and 2½ in. wide; it
contains 1,600 beads; the outer or border row is made from red glass
beads (wampum size); inside the border are seven rows of the _genuine_
shell wampum or _Wampumpeague_ of the Colonial period; 12 fanciful
designs of dark and yellow beads at intervals in its length. Very rare
and desirable.

174 SHELL BEADS, etc. A card, 8½ × 9 in., containing an outer string
of 110 perforated shell beads, ⅜ × ½ in. in size; an inner string of
150, more or less, perforated sea-shells; another string of 15 large
and small shell beads from Spang Mound, East Tennessee; and two
splendid examples of the rotary arrow points in black flint and
yellowish chert, both perfect. Rare. Lot.

175 String of Shell Beads, from burial mound, Ga.; another string of
very small perforated shell-money from the South Sea Islands. Mounted,
rare. 2 pcs

176 Mounted colored Shells, shell discs. Georgia. 2 pcs

177 String of small thin perforated Beads, too numerous to count, with
one large flat bead 1⅜ in. diameter. Total length of string about
28 in. Rare. San Miguel Island, Cal. Lot.

178 String of six enormous perforated shell beads, two are 1½ in. long
and broad, from Lake Creek Mound, Tenn. String of 23 flat perforated
shell discs, Tennessee River, near Nashville. 2 pcs

179 Shell Hair Pins. Two very fine examples of these rare relics made
from the columella of the Conch Shell or strombus, one 7, the other
6½ in. long; small string of 31 Shell Beads; string of 11 Beads; also
on the card a fine Spear Head of dark stone, 4¾ in. long. Choice and
rare lot, all from Georgia. All mounted. 5 pcs

180 Shell Beads. String of large perforated Beads; string of 40 beads,
from mound near Cartersville, Ga. Rare. 2 pcs

181 BONE or porcelain Beads from Indian grave, Rocky Mountains. String
of 42 oblong polished beads; another, smaller size, all very fine and
rare. 2 pcs

182 Bone and Shell Necklace, one of each, very handsome. Georgia. 2

183 Shell Necklace of 21 perf. beads, 22 in. in length. Very choice.
Mound near Hardin, Calhoun Co., Ill.

184 Curious Necklace of 56 perf. shells, each ground flat, about
20 in. in length; fine example from burial site, mouth Illinois River,
Lincoln Co., Ill.

185 Shell Ornaments. One large perf. shell; two fine semi-lunar neck
ornaments, ⅜ × 4 in. long. Fine iridescence. California. 3 pcs

186 Stone Beads. Sixteen polished, perforated stone beads, greenish
color, two very large. Rare. Santa Barbara, Cal.

187 Shell Beads. Three strings of Shell Beads. Fine and perfect
specimens. New Madrid Co., Mo.; Calhoun Co., Ill. and mound, Calhoun
Co., Ill. 3 pcs

188 Crinoid Beads, etc. Strings Crinoid and shell beads from grave,
Calhoun Co., Ill., burial mound, Pike Co., Mo. and San Miguel, Cal.
5 pcs

189 Bone Beads. Five bone beads, ⅜ to 1¼ in. (human?). Stanley, Ark.
5 pcs

190 Shell and Glass. One small string fresh water shells, two strings
of red and blue, long glass beads. Surface finds, Cayuga Co., N. Y.
Rare. 3 pcs

191 Wampum and Baldrick beads. String of 112 pcs _genuine_ wampum, in
blue and white variety, exceedingly rare; another string of 16 pcs,
shell baldrick beads, one 4½ in. in length. All perforated, exceeding
fine and rare lot, from graves, Cayuga Co., N. Y. 2 pcs

192 OBSIDIAN. Core from which knives have been chipped, 2½ × 3½ in.
Fine and scarce specimen. Mexico.

193 TOMAHAWK. Iron, time of French and Indian wars; Seneca Falls,
N. Y. 6 in. length, width of blade 3½ in. Fine and rare.


194 Large Calumet or Peace Pipe of steatite. Head of an animal, sharp
pointed nose, very large stem aperture. Size, 3½ × 4½ in., a little
rubbed on one side, otherwise perfect. From Silver Creek, near
Morgantown, N. C.

195 BIRD PIPE. Dark stone, head of a hawk carved on bowl, perforation
for suspension. A remarkable specimen of these now rare types.
Randolph Co., Tenn. 2½ × 3½ in.

196 FROG PIPE. Grayish stone, body and head of a frog with open mouth
to receive pipe-stem. Size, 3 × 5 in. Perfect, fine and very rare
type. Scott Co., Ky.

197 CALUMET or Council Pipe. Duck’s head and general outline of that
bird, incised lines for wings, etc. Large bowl and stem for aperture.
Size, 3¾ × 8 in. Greenish micaceous stone. Rare and valuable. For
illustration, see C. C. Jones’s “History of the Southern Indians.”
Bastow Co., Ga.

198 MASSIVE CALUMET or Council Pipe. Steatite, stem square 2 in. each
way, the bowl rises at a slight outward angle, top broken at one
corner. 5 × 5 in. Very heavy and remarkable example (see C. C. Jones’s
History, etc.). Rare. Cherokee Co., Ga.

199 CALUMET. Similar to last in form and material, but smaller, being
2¼ × 4 in., top of bowl damaged at two corners. Rare. Hightower River,

200 PLATFORM or PEACE PIPE. Very large and curious form, the pipe
proper lies on a base with rounded edges, large bowl and stem
apertures. Yellowish sandstone. 4 × 4¾ in. Perfect in every respect,
unusual and rare type. Union Co., N. C.

201 Mound Builder’s Pipe of pottery, long stem, bowl on centre of
stem. 2¾ × 5½ in. A very primitive affair. Rare. From mound, Faulkner
Co., Ark.

202 LODGE PIPE. A curiosity, in having _two_ stems at right angles
from the bowl, 1⅜ in. deep, 3 in. to end of each stem. Dark soft
stone, very rare. Hancock Co., Tenn.

203 Round Pipe, bowl and stem, both circular and damaged. Steatite.
2 × 3 in. Walton Co., Ga.

204 MOUND BUILDER’S PIPE. Long and graceful shape of pottery; stem has
been broken but mended. 7 in. Very rare. Oneida Co., N. Y.

    All pipes from New York State are of great rarity.

205 PLATFORM PIPE. Dark greenish stone, finely polished, of graceful
outline and excellent workmanship; the platform or stem proper has
been cracked, but neatly repaired. 3½ in. Very fine and rare specimen.
Delaware Co., N. Y.

206 POLISHED PIPE. Greenish mottled stone with 14 tally marks or
notches on each side of the stem. 3½ in. Very fine and rare. From Fish
Creek, Saratoga Co., N. Y.

207 PIPE. Conical, with perforated handle at one side, greenish
colored stone; the pipe is always a rarity and another of this variety
is perhaps unknown. 1¾ × 2¼ in. Saratoga, N. Y.

208 Pipe. Fine polish and shape, dark green color. 1½ × 1½ in.
Another, smaller, bowl broken. Eta River, Ga. 2 pcs

209 Esquimaux Stone Pipe, of greenish color, fancifully carved
decoration, fine polish. 2⅜ in., no stem. Perfect and interesting.

210 Mound Builder’s Stone Platform Pipe. Very thick, square base and
low bowl, incised line around bowl and two small circular projections
at end of stem; a rarity. 2¾ in. Lake Wabesha, Wisconsin.

211 Pottery Pipe. High bowl, short stem. 3¼ in., perfect. Another pipe
or tube also of pottery. 3 in. Asheville, N. C. 2 pcs

212 Pipe. Pottery, with human face and projecting ears. 1¾ × 3 in.,
perfect. Pensacola, Fla.

213 Pipe. Rude attempt at carving a human face, steatite. 2 × 2 in.
S. C.

214 TUBE. Unfinished; excessively hard iron stone. 2 × 5½ in. Lewis
Co., N. Y.

215 Iron pipe. A curiosity, probably of the Colonial period, when “a
pipe was a pipe” and not easily to be replaced. Bowl, ⅝ in., stem,
5¼ in.; very thin, slightly rusted in centre of stem. Rare. Oneida,
N. Y.

216 Stone Pipe. Red catlinite, heavy silver band at junction of bowl
and stem. Very fine deep red color and polish; length of stem, 8½ in.,
height of bowl, 4 in. Modern Sioux, a very choice specimen, duplicate
from the Smithsonian Institute, Wash.

217 Oregon Bird Points. Fine gem arrow points, from the Willamette
River. Obsidian, jasper, etc., mounted and framed, under glass.
116 pcs

218 OHIO. Arrow and Spear points of fine form, color and material,
neatly arranged and framed, under glass. 105 pcs


219 CAPT. JOHN PAUL JONES. Marine Glass. Brass mounted, 22 in.
Engraved JOHN PAUL 1773. Cardboard attached, with pen and ink portrait
of Capt. Jones, and fol. certificate: _John Paul Jones Mariene Glass
before and after the Revolutionary War. I got it from Wm. Miller, Esq.
a friend of Gen. Jones who got it from Him. It was greatly admired by
all the Generals and my friends. J. T._ (Col. John Trumbull,
aide-de-camp to Washington.) In curious old ornate case, inscribed

220 John Paul Jones. Miniature Portrait painted in India ink on
deer-skin, by John Trumbull, 1776. Colonial frame.

221 ROBERT MORRIS. Flint Lock Musket, ramrod missing. ROBERT MORRIS
engraved at side. Cardboard certificate inscribed: _Gun carried by
Robert Morris Chief Justice of N. Jersey. J. T._

222 Robert Morris. Revolutionary Fire Pan. Iron, flintlock, in good
condition, curious and rare. 8 in. With certificate: _Fire Pan used by
Robert Morris of New Jersey. J. T._

223 Robert Morris. Pair brass Spurs. Certificate: _Brass Spurs used by
Robert Morris of N. Jersey. J. T._

224 GEN. ALEXANDER HAMILTON. Flintlock Carbine, DEMPSEY maker. A
HAMILTON N. Y. engraved on stock. Certificate on cardboard: _Gen.
Alexander Hamilton’s Gun, a present from the Executors. Clippings
inside. J. T._ (Several clippings published after his death,
inserted). Of great interest.

225 GEN. FRANCIS RAWDON. Flint Lock Pistol, 22 in. Brass mountings, FR
in crowned monogram engraved, also name ROGER SHERMAN engraved on
side. Cardboard certificate: _Gen. Francis Rawdon’s Pistol. An Eng.
Gen. that fought all through the Rev. War. Pistol found at the Battle
of Bunkers Hill and presented to R. S. by Gen. Putnam. I got it in
exchange for a Painting. J. T._ A unique Revolutionary trophy.

226 SAMUEL FRAUNCIS. Flint Lock Pistol, stock handsomely engraved,
S. F. cut at side. 18 in. Given by Frauncis of Frauncis Tavern, N. Y.,
to Col. John Trumbull, who placed it in his Collection of
Revolutionary Relics. Certificate lost, but attribution of this, as of
every object in this catalogue, guaranteed by Cataloguer.

227 Colonial Pike. Used by N. E. home guards in Colonial days. Modern

228 DRAGOON SABRE. Heavy scabbard, brass mountings. Used in Colonial
days. Massachusetts.

229 SWORD. Ivory handle, etc., eagle’s head. Major John Merrill,
Duxbury, Mass., war 1812.

230 REVOLUTIONARY CANNON BALLS. From the battle field of Long Island.
3 sizes. Lot of 3 pcs

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231 HUNTING KNIFE. Ivory handle, bronze lion-head pommel; 12 in. blade
engraved with U. S. arms, etc. Once the property of the famous Western
Pioneer, David Crockett. From Peale’s Museum, Phila.

232 Sioux War Club. Pony tail as handle. 20 in. Modern.


233 BLUNDERBUSS. Flint lock, brass barrel and mountings; English make,
in perfect order; an extra fine and heavy specimen. 2 ft. 9½ in.

234 Blunderbuss. Flint lock, English make, in perfect condition, extra
fine. 2 ft. 4 in.

235 Blunderbuss. Percussion lock, very fine, carved black stock,
French make. 2 ft. 8 in.

236 Blunderbuss. Circassia, flint lock, muzzle, 4½ in. diam., barrel
etched, stock inlaid with arabesque patterns, very fine and rare. 1
ft. 8 in.

237 PISTOL. Long Algerine flint lock, woodwork overlaid with
ornamental metal covering, repoussé work, no ramrod. 1 ft. 7 in.

238 Pistol. Turkish, flint lock, carved stock, no ramrod. 1 ft. 7 in.

239 Pistols. Pair German duelling pistols, percussion locks, sweet
briar handles; locks and barrels finely etched, with gold inlaying,
barrels rifle grooved. _Lindenschmidt Mainz_ on barrel; marked 1 and 2
respectively; of the finest mechanism. 2 pcs

240 Pistol. English, flint lock, brass barrel. D. GOFF. Very fine;
small piece from stock. 1 ft. 2 in.

241 Pistol. French, flint lock, brass barrel. Du Bois & Fils. Very
fine; stock slightly defective at end. 1 ft. ½ in.

242 REVOLVER. English, 5 barrels, extra fine and very heavy, perfect.
11½ in.

243 Revolver. French, 6 barrels rifled, finely etched, perfect and
curiously made. 7½ in.

244 Revolver. French, 8 barrels, also 1 long barrel (9 in all),
_double action_ hammer, in perfect order, once the property of the
notorious Captain Wirz, commandant of the Andersonville, S. C, prison
pen. From General Cameron’s Collection. Wirz was finally executed for
his crimes. 13 in.

245 Revolver. Colt’s pattern (pepper-box), 5 barrels, a beautiful
unused specimen. 9½ in.

246 Revolver. ORTMANN LIEGE. 6 barrels, etched, perfect, a curious
little bit. 4½ in.

247 Revolver. Remington. 4 barrels. Also very curious, perfect. 5 in.

248 Revolver. Allens. 5 barrels, curious side hammer. Early type.
9 in.

249 Revolver. American Arms Co. 2 barrels. Perfect. 6 in.

250 Pistol. Flintlock. English, curious. 8 in.

251 Pistol. Flintlock, hammer on top of barrel, etched. Very early
type. 6 in.

252 Pistol. VARLEY & CO. LONDON. 2 barrels. Perfect, very fine. 10 in.

253 Pistol. Small Derringer, early type, rifle barrel, nipple gone.
6 in.

254 Pistol. Flintlock. R. JOHNSON. CONN. 1842. Polished, unused
specimen. 14½ in.

255 Pistol. Percussion, U. S. Navy pattern, 1821. Perfect. 16 in.


256 CLAYMORE, Scottish, used at Waterloo, open work basket guard. Very
fine. 3 ft. 9 in.

257 Another. Said to have been used at Culloden, fine open work basket
guard, blade slightly curved. 3 ft. ½ in.

258 SWORD. Highland, rusty, and has received hard knocks. See
particulars attached. 2 ft. 9 in.

259 Rapier, blade only, stamped on each side, X TOLEDO MADRIET X and
mark of the _running Fox_. Fine and rare specimen of the famous Toledo
blades. 3 ft.

260 Rapier. With quillons and pas d’Ane. Good specimen. 3 ft. 3 in.

261 Scimitar and scabbard, Algerine. Finely decorated and curved
blade. 3 ft.

262 Rapier. French, open guard, used in Mexico, 1864. 3 ft. 2 in.

263 Sword. American. Curved blade, open guard. _Circa_ 1800. 2 ft.
11 in.

264 Sword. Heavy cavalry sword, German; steel scabbard, straight
blade. _Circa_ 1776. 3 ft. 6 in.

265 Sword. Steel scabbard, curved blade, made by Tiffany & Co., N. Y.
1861-65. 3 ft. 6½ in.

266 Sword. Two-handed, fac-simile of that used by Sir Wm. Wallace. 5
ft. 1 in.

267 Dirk. Highland; old time make, blade, 1½ × 12½ in. 1 ft. 6 in.

268 Pilgrim’s Staff. Hollow iron handle, with claw and small hatchet,
_sliding_ lance, 2 ft. 7 in. long; that, when not in use, is returned
inside the handle. _Circa_ 1600; very curious. Total length, 6 ft.

269 Cross-bow shaft, black oak; parts of the leather feathering still
remain; triangular, steel head. 15th century. 1 ft. 4½ in.

270 TILTING VISOR. Iron, very heavy bars. Rare. 7½ × 8½ in.

271 WAR CLUB. “Maquahuilt” Aztec, studded with genuine obsidian teeth.
A fac-simile of the original in museum, City of Mexico. 3 ft.

272 PISTOLS. 4 old _pepper boxes_, Colt’s pattern, one of 3 barrels,
not in good order. 4 pcs

273 SPURS. Mexican. Enormous rowels. 3 and 4 in. diameter. Very fine.
2 pcs

274 KEYS. Iron, very old patterns. 4 to 5 in. long, on plaque. 9 pcs

275 HARPOON. From New London, Conn. 3 pcs

276 SCALP LOCKS. Mounted, handsomely decorated with colored bead work.
Assiniboin and Sioux. Very rare. 3 pcs

277 WAR CLUB. Modern Sioux, double pointed stone head, rawhide handle,
feather decoration. 2 ft. 2 in.

278 WALNUT RELIC CASE. With locks and two glass doors to each section.
Lower portion, 2 ft. 7 in. high, 4 ft. wide, 8 in. deep. Upper
section, 3 ft. 4 in. high, 3 ft. 10 in. wide, 5 in. deep.

279 CHERRY PISTOL CASE. 4 ft. 11 in. high, 1 ft. 10 in. wide, 5 in.
deep; with lock and glass door.


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Transcriber’s Note: Item 172 did not exist in the catalogue.

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