Author Topic: George Washingtons Axe on EBay????  (Read 4753 times)

Offline Hurricane ( of Virginia)

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Re: George Washingtons Axe on EBay????
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2008, 07:09:35 PM »
Sure.  The handle has been broken and replaced four times.  The head was lost twice and replaced.  But it's still George's axe.  Just look at the cherry juice stains on the handle.

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Re: George Washingtons Axe on EBay????
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2008, 07:10:11 PM »
Now, if the offering included part of the cherry tree, I'd be more convinced.

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Re: George Washingtons Axe on EBay????
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2008, 09:46:07 PM »
Fred,

This appears to be a nice old ax head, possibly from the time period stated in the description. The seller says that he is not representing it as being George's ax. I suspect it will bring a pretty good price, but not as if it could be proven that it really was George's ax. Its construction features and the fact that it has the English broad arrow mark should excite some collectors. Most collectors will see past the unproven "George Washington" connection and will bid on it for exactly what it is, a very nice old collectible ax head. I would think that it will bring $200 - $300 dollars and possibly more.

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Re: George Washingtons Axe on EBay????
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2008, 11:34:59 PM »
Fred,

This same Ebay seller has a really nice large collectible whale oil lamp that will also probably be bid up to way over the starting bid.

http://cgi.ebay.com/hanging-whale-oil-lamp_W0QQitemZ270278455185QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item270278455185&_trkparms=72%3A1205

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Re: George Washingtons Axe on EBay????
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2008, 11:56:14 PM »
Randy, I think you are right about the price estimate for the axe head. To heck with the George Washington story, that would be reasonable for a broad-arrow marked item of that period.
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Re: George Washingtons Axe on EBay????
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2008, 12:02:35 AM »
Oh, and did you get a load of the bayonet? He calls it a Brown Bess bayonet. It appears that it may have a British blade but the socket is American. Don't be shocked if that one goes for as much as a grand if the right buyers get into a bidding war. We'll see.
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Re: George Washingtons Axe on EBay????
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2008, 04:54:23 AM »
Would people form Maine lie  ?
I say only when they are with some one or by there self
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Re: George Washingtons Axe on EBay????
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2008, 08:27:32 PM »
Since it's from Maine it's more likely that it belonged to Stephen King!