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  1. #16
    That's a great find,congrats! I have rarely seen a complete one. Looks like a promising area.
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  2. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aureus View Post
    That's a great find,congrats! I have rarely seen a complete one. Looks like a promising area.
    Thanks Aureus, I sure hope so.
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  3. #18
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    The fur trade era of the North American continent is often overlooked . But the fact is the fur trade industry had more to do with the growth of America and Canada than any other single factor And there where people that built their wealth in that industry John Jacob Astor became a millionaire through his involvement with it Of course the actual trappers seldom made out very well. During that time there where Free Trappers ;they worked for them selves and company trappers;they worked for a fur company such as the Hudson Bay Company .As a Free Trapper you could do business with any company As a company trapper you could only buy and sell with the company you worked for .And the mark up was extremely high The industry itself was so large it had it's own form of monetary system. I would love to find some thing from that time period Congrats
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  4. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by glass half fool View Post
    The fur trade era of the North American continent is often overlooked . But the fact is the fur trade industry had more to do with the growth of America and Canada than any other single factor And there where people that built their wealth in that industry John Jacob Astor became a millionaire through his involvement with it Of course the actual trappers seldom made out very well. During that time there where Free Trappers ;they worked for them selves and company trappers;they worked for a fur company such as the Hudson Bay Company .As a Free Trapper you could do business with any company As a company trapper you could only buy and sell with the company you worked for .And the mark up was extremely high The industry itself was so large it had it's own form of monetary system. I would love to find some thing from that time period Congrats
    Thanks that was very informative
    I appreciate you writing this post
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  5. #20
    us
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    Some additional info regarding the fur trade era It mostly was from the middle 1600's to about 1840 John Jacob Astor was the owner of the American Fur Company When he died he was the wealthiest man in America And for all those that are treasure hunters here is why we keep looking .Most fur trappers did not have a home .They traveled the countryside and wilderness looking for places to catch animals The would move from area to area as need be They traveled light .So as the moved about they would cache or hide their gear and equipment in spots that would allow them to pick t up the next time through .Of course at some point there was no next time .So keep looking You never know where some better off than average free trapper hide his winnings from a rendezvous poker game
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  6. #21
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    There have been only a few similar versions found but in A LOT WORSE condition than yours.

    This one was found by Archies.

    Attachment 1853757

    Super stellar find... And I say its a banner find.

    Well done.
    Last edited by AARC; Aug 03, 2020 at 06:56 PM.
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  7. #22
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    Such beautiful detail on that knife handle! Congrats!
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  8. #23
    ca
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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    There have been only a few similar versions found but in... get this... WORSE condition than yours.

    This one was found by Archies.

    Attachment 1853757

    Super stellar find... And I say its a banner find.

    Well done.
    Thanks ARRC
    I’ve been lucky so far finding complete fur trade relics
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  9. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvermonkey View Post
    Such beautiful detail on that knife handle! Congrats!
    Thanks silvermonkey
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  10. #25
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    Very interesting find. Congrats.
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