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Vintage Traps

Although still used for functions including hunting and wildlife control, animal traps have evolved past the era when animals were captured primarily for trade, food, and clothing. Today, thousands of vintage animal traps appear in collector’s markets worldwide, representing an evolution of early functional design and innovation.

Man has trapped animals since the beginning of time, and it’s believed the earliest traps were typically deadfalls and snares. Documented evidence of traps emerged in the 1600s and 1700s, when Swedish and English hunting literature described how to design and use the devices. In North America during the 1700s, blacksmiths began forging metal jaw-style traps, and the first commercial manufacturing of traps began with Sewell Newhouse... Read more

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19th. C. mole trap.

March 21, 2018, 5:30 PM GMT
Belturbet, Ireland

€40 (starting bid)

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2 Antique Steel 4 inch Gin Traps.

March 24, 2018, 11:00 AM GMT
Nr Llangollen , United Kingdom

£10 (starting bid)

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Wooden Lobster Trap With A Buoy

March 28, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
Biddeford, ME, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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