Massive circa 1880s bear trap hits $3,491 at SoldUSA.com A vintage circa 1880s Oneida Newhouse No. 6 bear trap, made in the 1880s and weighing a whopping 43 pounds, sold for $3,491 in an Internet and catalog auction that ended March 19 by SoldUSA.com.
top) breezed to $564; while a full brick of Remington Kleanbore .22 caliber Winchester shells, showing considerable shelf wear, still realized $535.
Anything with the name Winchester on it does consistently well. An outdoor metal sign reading, “Winchester Rifles, Shot Guns and Ammunition,” beautifully framed and matted, 10 inches by 13.5 inches, brought $565; and a hard-to-find Winchester referee’s whistle (No. 1806), nickel plated, on a 14-inch chain and still with the original cork ball inside, topped out at $283.
Pistols were offered in abundance. A Winchester model 363 single-shot target pistol, still in the original box (serial #043157), caliber 4.5mm/.177, hit the mark for $481; a mid-1880s Pepperbox bar hammer 6-shot pistol with rotating 3-inch barrel, .31 caliber, coasted to $398; and an Allen & Thurber bar hammer ladies’ muff pistol with screw-on barrel, .36 caliber, made $344.
Rounding out the sale’s top lots: an original muster and payroll document for Company H, 41st Georgia Volunteer Infantry, for Dec. 31, 1862 through Feb. 28, 1863, with detailed listings of 52 officers and men in the company, with all their signatures, went for $386; and a World War I M1917 bolo knife (Plumb Mfg., Phila., 1918), with wood scabbard, sold for $208.
SoldUSA.com’s next big auction is already online and concludes May 21. Featured are hundreds of lots of ammunition, militaria, advertising items (to include a 1948 Coca-Cola Art Deco-style wall clock), coins and ephemera, to include calendars and posters. The paper items have been photographed in normal conditions and with a black light, to show their restoration.
To learn more about SoldUSA.com and the auction slated to end May 21, please log on to www.SoldUSA.com. The firm is always looking for quality consignments for future sales. To consign a single item or an entire collection, you may call them at (704) 815-1500, or you can e-mail them at support@SoldUSA.com. For more information, log on to www.SoldUSA.com.