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  1. #1

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    English Broad Arrow on Grape Shot

    Since there are so many interesting minds here, I thought I would get some opinions about another piece.

    This grape shot has a huge English broad arrow (I assume).? But what is the back end?

    I have dozens of grape shot from this wreck, but none have markings but this one.

    One short rant, if you don't mind:

    I just read someones post about egos.? This is a great place to give an opinion, to discuss and learn.? The only bad part are the jerks exercising their make believe dominance over other people (don't you pity their wives).? Many times the best you can hope for is an opinion, especially in this hobby.? I know I appreciate all input.? You guys with the aggressive know it all complexes should spend more time reading and less time spreading your negativity.? You might just turn into a decent person one day.

    Just my opinion, back to the grape shot....
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    Re: English Broad Arrow on Grape Shot

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    Re: English Broad Arrow on Grape Shot

    Nice Find, but I never knew any were marked so i cant help you there.

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    Re: English Broad Arrow on Grape Shot

    could that marker be coincedental and was there from hitting something or when it was fired??...my only idea..lol...HH..Gregg

  6. #6

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    Re: English Broad Arrow on Grape Shot

    No Gregg, I am sure it was not fired.? Nice call though...? I have also found some of my 6lb and 11lb cannon balls with the broad arrow.

    Here is one of my complete 9 shot grape shot clusters.? Notice the cloth still wrapping the ball.? This one is taking all of my efforts to restore/preserve intact.
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  7. #7
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    Tesoro Cibola

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    Re: English Broad Arrow on Grape Shot

    How old exactly is that grapeshot?

  8. #8

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    Re: English Broad Arrow on Grape Shot

    It is about 290-300 years old.

  9. #9

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    Re: English Broad Arrow on Grape Shot

    Rings, hmm, no, that is interesting though.? Do you have a photo?

    Here is a grape shot cluster I found.? Same deal as the one above but I have not cleaned it yet.? For some reason I really love finding these.

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  10. #10
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    keep on diggin!!

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    Re: English Broad Arrow on Grape Shot

    well not too familiar with ship wrecks but was worth a try...thanks...nice finds you do a good shot at cleaning em for sure!!...do you keep em or sell em?..what they worth being around 300 years old?..Gregg

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    Re: English Broad Arrow on Grape Shot

    I keep the entire collection together and will eventually donate it to a museum.? My wreck does not have any gold or silver, yet, so it is only of great historical value and the most enjoyable thing I have ever done.

    As far as value, that is speculative.? Maybe 3-400 dollars for the grape shot cluster in this condition.? But the value is keeping it together with the other artifacts.

    I am looking for other ships though....?


  12. #12
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    Tesoro Cibola

    Jul 2005
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    Re: English Broad Arrow on Grape Shot

    Thats great how your keeping the collection together! What exactly is this wreck??

 

 

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