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    Nast's Santa showed up in January 1863 in...

    Nast's Santa showed up in January 1863 in Harpers.

    http://www.sonofthesouth.net/Original_Santa_Claus.htm
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    Look through magazines and newspapers at the time...

    Look through magazines and newspapers at the time you will find a whole lot on Christmas trees. 1860's were the start of the transistion between tabletop and full size. Queen Victoria and Prince...
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    Wambaugh and White has them all decked out with...

    Wambaugh and White has them all decked out with cork, sling and cover with a couple options.
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    They make an all tin with a pewter spout which is...

    They make an all tin with a pewter spout which is what I was referring to and I made the assumption that was the one in question. I would not recommend a SS one from anywhere.

    Tin is safe,...
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    The shape and look is not bad to an original...

    The shape and look is not bad to an original holding them side by side. The pewter on the spout was a bit thicker.

    However, the quality of the craftsmanship is poor. I have one and it debts easy,...
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    Not sure that was what was meant but here is a...

    Not sure that was what was meant but here is a photo I took of a pocket knife from the Arabia. Hard to get a perfect photo with the glass and zoom but you can see the nail mark in the blade. Dan...
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    NJ Sekela has a nice smaller pocket knife that is...

    NJ Sekela has a nice smaller pocket knife that is copied from an original. Looks pretty good but you do need to sharpen it yourself as it comes with no edge, at all.
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    I've been dreaming of this for four years now.

    I've been dreaming of this for four years now.
  9. Thread: Jar Seals

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    Jar Seals

    Does anyone know a source online to get mason jar lid seals for the ones Sekela sells? The stores around me only seem to have the metal lid seals right now. I looked around online but there are so...
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    "Castle" laws and self defense laws are going to...

    "Castle" laws and self defense laws are going to depend on state laws. One thing to keep in mind when shooting is what is behind your target? Another tent with innocent bystanders or even children...
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    Eric is the best thing to happen to the site in a...

    Eric is the best thing to happen to the site in a couple years but this is a close second!
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    At the BGA Shiloh 150th I was a captain in the...

    At the BGA Shiloh 150th I was a captain in the 15th Iowa which Shiloh was their first fight, fresh recruits. As we stood in line the Confederates started to come out of a tree line. A private that...
  13. 2014 ONV Point of Contact & Steering Committee

    The Old Northwest Volunteers Annual Meeting was a great time. Below is the Steering Committee for the organization and the Point of Contact for 2014. Any questions or interested in joining please...
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    This item is still available. Lots of hand...

    This item is still available. Lots of hand sewing. I have a sash I will include with the coat.
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    Do you have photos?

    Do you have photos?
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    Absolutely Jan! That's why I added I had only...

    Absolutely Jan! That's why I added I had only seen one but should have added to that thought. No doubt with all the various contractors at the time there were many variations in size and weight. ...
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    Jan Berger of Lederarsenal makes them and good...

    Jan Berger of Lederarsenal makes them and good price even with the euro conversion and shipping. I own one and a pard has one . Both are still in good shape with use and it is lightweight with...
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    We were marching on Christmas day by Kevin...

    We were marching on Christmas day by Kevin Rawlings
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    Read through it twice. Love the research. Love the general order from Morrow that documents multiple tactic in use within a brigade and when it stopped.

    I did come to the same thought...
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    Still for sale

    Still for sale
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    What are you looking to see? If it is total of...

    What are you looking to see? If it is total of the two to see the numbers in the hobby it wouldnt work as discussed in another thread. Many went to both events (myself and at least dozen others...
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    WTS Officer Frock

    Federal Field officer frock coat for sale. Made by Pete Berezuk a couple years ago. Only been used at a couple events by me and the previous owner. Lots of hand sewing in this coat. Size is 50-52....
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    Sorry but is this for real? A made up rank and...

    Sorry but is this for real? A made up rank and asking about the quality of a paki company.
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    No matter the type of group or how you find them...

    No matter the type of group or how you find them the important thing to keep in mind when you have someone new come is remember they are new. That means they might actually want to drill and do...
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    Pretty sure it was the 1st MN that was issued...

    Pretty sure it was the 1st MN that was issued salted cod around the time on the peninsula campaign. Might be in the No more gallant a deed or Last full measure. They refused to eat it. If my memory...
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