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Powder Horns

Once a critical tool on frontiers and battlefields, the powder horn has become an informative resource for early military and civilian history, particularly that of North America. Aside of details about genealogy and location, powder horns offer a glimpse of human hardship, beauty, and hope.

Early powder horns date back to the 17th and 18th centuries, making appearances in King George’s War and the French and Indian Wars. Used to hold black gunpowder, the horns were air and water tight, durable, and non-sparking, important criteria for soldiers of the time period. Using a horn from a cow, buffalo, or ox, the piece was first boiled in water and scraped smooth. Each end was then fitted with wooden plugs, and holes were drilled at the wide end in order to insert... Read more

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CARVED COCONUT POWDER FLASK.

August 25, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Fairfield, ME, USA

$500 (1 bid)

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Antique American Engraved Powder Horn

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Manchester, NH, USA

$700 (starting bid)

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Antique American Engraved Powder Horn

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Manchester, NH, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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Antique American Powder Horn

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Manchester, NH, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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VINTAGE ANTIQUE PINEAPPLE DESIGN POWDER FLASK

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Tallahassee, FL, USA

$20 (2 bids)

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LOT OF THREE VINTAGE ANTIQUE POWDER FLASKS

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Tallahassee, FL, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Powder Horn with Scimshaw Heart Finial

August 27, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Portsmouth, NH, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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19th c. Powder Horn

August 27, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Copake, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Deer decorated early 1800's Powder Horn with damage on neck

August 27, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Wirtz, VA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Twee stijgbeugels en twee kruithoorns

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€50 (starting bid)

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Zes diverse objects de vertue.

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€150 (starting bid)

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PULVERHORN

September 2, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€20 (starting bid)

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5 PULVERFLASCHEN

September 2, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€300 (starting bid)

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Ames Peace Flask

September 9, 2016, 9:00 AM CST
Rock Island, IL, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR POWDER HORN.

September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Delaware, OH, USA

$1,750 (starting bid)

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AMERICAN POWDER HORN.

September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Delaware, OH, USA

$630 (starting bid)

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POWDER HORN with HORN STOPPER & STAR INLAY BASE

September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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POWDER HORN CARVED with STAG, VINTAGE

September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 2 CARVED POWDER HORNS, VINTAGE

September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 3 POWDER HORNS

September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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AMERICAN FLASK CO. COPPER POWDER FLASK

September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$25 (1 bid)

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AMERICAN FLASK CO. COPPER POWDER FLASK

September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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POWDER HORN with BRITISH COAT OF ARMS

September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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19TH CENTURY CONESTOGA WAGON HORN OILERS

September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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AMERICAN FLASK CO. COPPER POWDER FLASK

September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$25 (1 bid)

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September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 2 FLASKS and SHOT POUCH

September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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