'Alamo" Bowie Knives - the "Bart Moore" Bowie (top); the "Iron Mistress" - used by Alan Ladd in the 'Iron Mistress' and Richard Widmark in 'The Alamo' (middle) and the "Musso" bowie (bottom). Both the Bart Moore and Musso knives are alleged to possibly be Jim Bowie's actual knives captured by Mexican soldiers at the Alamo, March 6, 1836
Old West Events
Pair of Large Silverbelly Mexican Sombreros a) Heavy beaver Mexican hat with a 7 1/4" brim, 9" crown and tight braided 6 strand band. Fine condition, circa 1900. b) A classic "Torro" sombrero with marked sweat band, 6 1/2" brim, 7 3/4" crown and 2 tone cotton band, fine condition, circa 1915.
While the Continental Army froze and suffered appalling deprivation at Valley Forge, General Howe and the British officer corps spent the winter enjoying the luxury of Philadelphia’s finest homes. An infusion of capable European strategists revitalized the army. These included Prussian Baron von Steuben; the Marquis de Lafayette, Thaddeus Kosciuszko and Casimir, Count Pulaski of Poland, who aided Washington in the creation of a well-drilled, professional force capable of fighting the British.
This hunting bag by Gary Birch measures 8" x 8" with a beaded carrying strap and tassels on front of bag. Gary began by making and selling leather clothing in the early '70s and graduated to hunting pouches when he discovered the sport of black powder shooting. Soon he was making engraved powder horns, knives and measures, i.e., the accessories necessary for the complete shooting bag. Condition: Excellent. Price Realized: $862.50