Authentic 19th century Ottoman or Turkish brass palaska or cartridge box. All original. Engraved and mounted with mine cut emerald. Measures 4.25 inches high, 4 inches wide and 1.25 inches deep.
Vintage Four Feathers Going to the Drill British colonial era lead soldier set circa 1980. Five pieces in the original box. Box measures 13 x 8.75 x 2 inches. Excellent condition.
Vintage set of 5 American painted lead soldiers for War of 1812 in original box c 1980. The original box measures 4.5 x 10 x 2.5 inches. The mark on these soldiers is OPLOS from Argentina. They were made in 1980 for the American market; the makers name is Mr. Janson. The set is #1500.
Vintage toy collection, four boxes of American Marine Corps soldiers, all original. The mark on these soldiers is OPLOS from Argentina. They were made in 1980 for the American market; the makers name is Mr. Janson. Each box set contains five hand painted soldiers for a total of 20 pieces. We acquired these from the estate of a local collector of antique and vintage toys. Each box measures 10 inches long x 4.5 inches deep x 2 inches high. Each soldier measures 2.75 inches. We have 25 sets of four, and will sell them until they are all gone.
Funji Sudan buffalo hide warrior's shield. Africa, 19th century. Measures 49 inches high and 14 inches wide. Excellent patina, original condition. WIKIPEDIA: The Funj are an ethnic group in present-day Sudan. The Funj set up the Funj Sultanate with Abdallah Jamma and ruled the area for several centuries. The Funj rose in southern Nubia and had overthrown the remnants of the old Christian kingdom of Alodia. In 1504 a Funj leader named Amara Dunqas, founded the Black Sultanate at Sannar (the capital). The Black Sultanate soon became the keystone of the Funj Empire. The origins of the Funj are not clearly known. However, there are three different hypotheses regarding their origin. The Funj claimed to be descendants of Banu Umayya through those who escaped the slaughter of their family by the Abbasids and fled to Abyssinia and thence into the Nubian territory. Since the Ja'alin claimed descent from the Abbasids and the Abdallab from the Juhayna, the Funj may have claimed Umayyad descent to express their superiority to their subject peoples.