Friday, January 23, 2015
This isn't the largest cannon ball fired into Vicksburg by the invading horde, but it's close (13" was the largest in diameter). It weighs about 150 pounds, and is fused, thus it is classified as a shell or a cased shot, depending upon whether or not it has thin or thick walls and does or does not contain lead or iron shot. $650, first floor.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
We have just received on consignment a gorgeous dining room set. According to the owner, it is...
Authentic Rosewood with Mother of Pearl Inlay, Excellent Quality, Hand made and purchased in Quiapo, Philippines, at the Under the Bridge Market in Summer of 1979. Asking prices are as follows:
Dining table & Chairs $3000
China Cabinet $3000
Sideboard/Buffet Table $1100
Or all three pieces for $6000
Come in and see this beautiful set - second floor
Monday, November 3, 2014
Obsolete notes are a very desirable collectible; they sell very quickly. Whereas we once had a large selection of obsoletes, our inventory has been sold to near depletion. We do expect to acquire a small collection in the near future.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
With the approach of winter you may want to consider the addition of a wood or coal burning cast iron stove or heater to your abode. Cook on one, or merely use it for heating your home or cabin. We have several.
We also have several electric and gas-fired space heaters at reduced prices.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
If you are into firearm collectibles, this may be one you can't resist. It's a 1970s case which was used for the sale of Remington ammunition at Gore's Hardware Co. here in Vicksburg. It's in very good condition and very heavy. The sliding glass fronts are all intact (glass fronts are not shown in this photo - they are lying inside on a shelf). Included are a couple of 1970s price lists for Remington ammo. The prices are quite a bit different from what we see today. Priced at only $150.00, the case is sure to enhance any firearm enthusiast's collection.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014
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
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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
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
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
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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
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.