The late 18th century saw the official birth of a now mighty nation. As militias from 13 colonies challenge one of the world’s great armies, few believed they would prevail. However, those American colonies won their War for Independence, forming what is now the United States of America. Many artifacts from the period have been preserved and are now offered by Early American History Auctions.
The available Revolutionary regalia includes a uniquely engraved wooden camp canteen from the 1770s-1780s. The engraving of a dragon displays the artistic creativity of the soldiers of the time. Also available are several Revolutionary War-era documents, including handwritten letters, official battle communications, and legal documents like an act from 1780, outlining the process of exchanging paper money for gold and silver in Connecticut. The item that shines most brightly, though, is a silver porringer crafted c. 1770 by Paul Revere, Jr., son of the Revolutionary War hero known for his famous midnight ride.
Items from the American Revolution are not the only artifacts of American history, however. Colonial currencies like a Massachusetts pine shilling from 1652 are also displayed alongside signed letters from Dwight D. Eisenhower, Calvin Coolidge and other influential Americans. Interested collectors may view the entirety of the American history collection and register to bid on Bidsquare today.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (333)
# of Lots:333
Price Range:$60 to $60,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|c1770 PAUL REVERE JR Silversmith Made Silver Porringer Hallmarked REVERE Boston|| Estimate: |
|1652 MA Pine Tree Shilling Large Planchet. No Pellets at Trunk.|| Estimate: |
|1772 Vellum Appointment Document Lords Commissioners of the Treasury Great Seal|| Estimate: |
|1782-Dated Revolutionary War ALS Re: Transporting Hessian NY Garrison Soldiers|| Estimate: |
|c. 1770s-1780s Revolutionary War Era Soldiers' Camp Canteen or Powder Barrel|| Estimate: |
|c 1770 Revolutionary War Era handmade Folding Hand Saw with Hand-Cut Metal Teeth|| Estimate: |