Saturday, July 19, 2014

WINE CABINET USED ON THE AMERICAN QUEEN


Beautiful wine cabinet used aboard the American Queen riverboat, which makes periodic visits to Vicksburg. Asking $1500, negotiable.

Monday, June 30, 2014

ANTIQUE ENGLISH COLLARD & COLLARD GRAND PIANO



THIS BEAUTIFUL OLD COLLARD AND COLLARD ROSEWOOD VENEER GRAND PIANO WAS BUILT IN ENGLAND. ITS S/N IS 7703 (ADDITIONAL NUMBERS FOUND: 4367-149103). IT IS DIFFICULT TO DATE COLLARD & COLLARD PIANOS DUE TO CONFLICTING STANDARDS FOR SERIAL NUMBERS. THIS ONE WAS PROBABLY CONSTRUCTED ABOUT 1895, THOUGH IT IS POSSIBLE IT WAS MADE ANYTIME BETWEEN 1832 AND 1895. CONDITION IS EXCELLENT - IT MEASURES APPX. 72 INCHES FROM FRONT OF KEYBOARD TO FAR END. IT WAS TUNED SEVERAL YEARS AGO, AFTER WHICH IT PLAYED BEAUTIFULLY. IT HAS SAT BASICALLY UNPLAYED DURING THE INTERIM, LEAVING A KEY OR TWO NOW WITH A TENDENCY TO "STICK." A PROFESSIONAL PIANO MOVER WILL BE REQUIRED FOR THE MOVE, FOR ITS IRON FRAME IS VERY HEAVY. CHECK ONLINE FOR PRICES OF THESE FINE OLD COLLARD AND COLLARDS... $25,000 AND UP WHEN "FULLY RESTORED" - AND THIS ONE DOESN'T NEED RESTORATION. THE PIANO IS AVAILABLE FOR VIEW VIA SPECIAL SHOWING. PRICE $5,000 OBO. 



Saturday, May 31, 2014

WAR FOR SOUTHERN INDEPENDENCE (CIVIL WAR PER YANKEES) ART



We have a number of prints depicting scenes from the late unpleasantness, including the one shown here, Sinking of the Cairo by McWillaims. There also works by William Sartain (Lincoln and Family), View from Sky Parlor Hill by McWilliams, and Infernal Machines by McGarth. There are many other framed prints as well that are unrelated to the War.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

SMITH & WESSON MODEL 1 PISTOL WITH HOLSTER



This beautiful little S&W Model 1, second issue, pistol is in excellent condition... and has its original rosewood grips. It was made ca. 1862, and is .22 caliber. An original holster, rare in its own right, is included. Asking price is $1,050. See on the first floor.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

CIVIL WAR COLT ARMY MODEL 1860 PISTOL, .44 CAL

Beautiful Colt Army .44 caliber pistol with all matching serial numbers, 110XXX, indicating it was manufactured in 1863 and likely carried by a soldier during the War for Southern Independence. Barrel is 8", cylinder is unfluted, 3 screw design. Asking price is $4,900, but we have some negotiating room. See on our first floor.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

ANTIQUE PETAL-OPERATED GRINDING WHEEL



It's quite a contraption, something old Rube Goldberg would be proud of. Thing is, it still works. You might sweat a bit while sharpening your shovel or hoe, but when you were through the job was done. Second floor. Asking price $250.00.

Friday, February 14, 2014

OLE MISS PHARMACY SCHOOL COLONEL REB MUGS



I've just come across several of these brand-new mugs featuring Colonel Reb. The mugs are captioned "University of Mississippi" across the top and "School of Pharmacy" below. Price: $17.50 plus shipping if required. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

WWI BLACK JACK PERSHING, ID'D SOLDIER, SAILOR FROM THE MADAWASKA



General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing of WWI fame. Likeness of Pershing professionally mounted in a gorgeous period oval bubble-glass frame




A WWI soldier identified as one Ira Garrison. Likeness mounted in a military style gold frame with eagle and "U. S. A." at top, American flags sides and bottoms.




WWI sailor whose hat identifies him as having served aboard the USS Madawaska, a German vessel seized by the US government at the start of WWI and converted to a troop transport ship. Likeness mounted in a military style gold frame with eagle and "U. S. A." at top, American flags sides and wreath at bottom.

These oval frames are large - appx. 24" tall by 18" wide - and can be seen on the second floor. They are priced at only $175 each plus shipping if required.


Sunday, February 2, 2014

VINTAGE SOAPBOX DERBY RACE CAR


Whoever built the "Claustrophobia" (it was found in an old house here in Vicksburg) picked the right name for it, and did one heck of a job constructing it. Once it's given a push, it won't stop. It's that fast - "greased lightning," I think, is the appropriate term. The wheel bearings have grease fittings; the steel frame is practically indestructible. The builder placed the steering and brake "sticks" on either side of the seat, which is tilted toward the rear so that the driver is positioned semi-prone. A dark plexiglas windshield allows the driver to steer this sleek machine. He is fitted into a tight, dark, claustrophobic atmosphere, thus the machine's name. This vintage race car can be seen on the second floor. Asking price: $1,500.






Sunday, January 26, 2014

CIVIL WAR GRAPE & CANNISTER 6 & 12 POUNDER


Just dug from a hillside beside the Yazoo River, where Confederate forces were holding Porter's flotilla of ironclads at bay. These grape and canister shot range from approximately 1 1/4" to approximately 2 1/8" diameter and were probably fired from 6 and 12 pounder smoothbores.


While they last they can be bought for $12.00 (large) and $6.00 (small) (plus shipping if required). Come by the store, or to order by mail call me at 601-618-7478, or email 717antiques@gmail.com.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

MODEL SAILING VESSEL


It's a dandy, built to scale by a real craftsman. First floor

Sunday, January 12, 2014

ANTIQUE BOTTLES - SODA, COCA-COLA, MEDICINE, LIQUOR, AND MORE




These two photos show only a tiny portion of the hundreds of antique bottles for sale in the store. There are hundreds downstairs and hundreds more on the second floor.


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

OLE MISS ALPHA TAU OMEGA PADDLE


This fraternity paddle was used at Ole Miss for.... what? Initiation ceremonies? If so, it was well qualified. One lick with this thing and you'd remember it. For the collector of Ole Miss artifacts, only $15.00 (plus shipping if required). Come by the store, call me at 601-618-7478, or email me at 717antiques@gmail.com.



Wednesday, December 18, 2013

ANTIQUE CAST IRON WOOD/COAL-BURNING STOVES


These old stoves, manufactured during the Victorian era, are works of art. Properly restored they add not only beauty to their surroundings, but may add a glow of warmth that can only lift ones spirits.



Saturday, December 7, 2013

ANTIQUE JAPANESE 12" FISHING FLOAT

It's amazing what turns up in the homes of Vicksburg, Mississippi. I purchased this 12" diameter Japanese float from a local resident who was given the antique collectible while on a trip abroad. It's in superb condition, complete with the original mesh wrapping. I assume that the Japanese fishermen used these floats to suspend their nets. See it on the second floor.