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    Newhouse #5 bear trap

    Hi, I also posted this in the "What's it worth" forum as I'm new and didn't see this section until now. Anyways, I found this bear trap and was wondering if anybody could tell me what it's worth, when it was made, or any information on it at all. It's a #5. It has "S. Newhouse Oneida Community" stamped on top of each spring in real small letters. Seems to be in pretty good condition but it has a bullet hole in one spring.


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    Feb 2015
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    If you search ebays completed listings it will give you an idea, looks like it might be worth around 1000. But maybe less with damage. One sold for 2000. Hard to say but definitely worth some bucks. I’ll have to keep my eye out for those. I would put on there if you were to sell it. Nice find!

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    Jul 2017
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    There is an organization called the North American Trap Collectors Association that would likely have some information about your trap The address is PO Box 94 Galloway OH 43119 PH 614-878-6011

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    Thanks! I'll check it out!

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    Jun 2019
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    Quote Originally Posted by glass half fool View Post
    There is an organization called the North American Trap Collectors Association that would likely have some information about your trap The address is PO Box 94 Galloway OH 43119 PH 614-878-6011
    I contacted the North American Trap Collector Association as suggested and they were very helpful. They said that the trap was built between 1893-1911 and worth around $800us. He said that if it was made in Canada then it would be worth more as it's more rare. Being up in Canada I suspect that it might be but I haven't had the chance to check for the markings yet. Thanks for the help!

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    May 2019
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    Lucky you . That's a dream find. congrats. looks in good shape, bullet hole adds character. Did you find it detecting?

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    No, my brother bought some farmland and there is several old outbuildings on the property. I found it in one of the old buildings. There's more buildings that haven't been checked out so I'm excited to get back there and see what I can find.

 

 

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