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  1. #16
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    That one's nice! T storms in progress now, so no heating wax outside right now.
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    I finally got it cleaned and preserved. I may do a second wax treatment, I haven't decided yet. It turned out pretty well.Click image for larger version. 

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  3. #18
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    Nice "find"! The trick with coin shows is to cherry pick and find something out of the dealer's specialty. This seems to be even more the case with antique shops. Was it labelled as a Biscayne axe? Or was the estimated century/age even close?
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    Megalodon, it was simply labeled "old Indian trade ax". An "old Indian trade ax" can sell for $75-$150, max. A Biscayne ax is $400. He didn't know what he had. This happens once every 3 years or so for me. I don't buy much anymore.

  5. #20
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    Superior knowledge pays off - again!

    Betcha the dealer was thinking he really pulled one off on you, LOL!

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    Wow. What a score! Congrats!
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  7. #22

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    How about a close up of that makers mark?
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  8. #23
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    Zoom in on the pic on the left for the mark. You can make out the cross, although it's seen it's better day. And Megalodon, it was a MEMORY, not knowledge that had me get it. Plus I didn't have one. I gave away my Civil War axes and only have one tiny, very tiny other example from a Rev War camp. They are hard to find. Or buy.
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    Fabulous Smokey! Sometimes the little person on your shoulder sucks in a deep breath and says, "Oh My, Look at That!"

    BANNER!, BANNER!, BANNER! East coast Spanish Colonial! Are you folks kidding?

    Best wishes!
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    I purchased it so can't get a banner, but thanks for the thought. About 25 miles south two years ago I found a Spanish Phillip II 1/2 blanca (copper) cob, looks like a dog ate it. Now here's the rub...it's almost 500 years old! The Spanish were known to have visited here at that time. The locals ran them off.
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    Yeah Smokey! I've read that the Jamestown colony was constantly on guard for Spanish incursion. Some think there may have been some of that!

    Best wishes!
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    I'm a couple hundred miles (at least) north of Jamestown, on a county bordering the Chesapeake Bay. The history books tell us in the 1560's and thereafter some Spaniards made it up here. We found a little spot next to a road, which had been an Indian trail and what must have been a small campsite there. We also found a few huge musket balls at the same place. No buildings.
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    If ya ever get to Connecticut stop in at the Canton Museum in Collinsville. They have some cool displays of axes and tools made there at the Collins Company. CHM Exhibits and https://www.bnctools.com/blogs/news/...ollins-company
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    I go everywhere. Well, not really, but I'll write that down to keep it.
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    Super find!
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