Hi, I'm Nancy Morris, Manager of Springfield Arsenal LLC. Welcome to our store

 Please see our auctions running on Gunbroker.com, where our user name is "cannonmn."  We have a good variety of items there, changing weekly.

 

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 Nancy Morris

Videos:  Our latest video shows a 5-ton ivil War cannon being moved from the garden onto a flatbed, using a gantry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CemOIszdzdc

 

 

Next special live auction of our fine items will be on May 17th at Redding Auctions, Gettysburg, PA.  Hundreds of other militaria items, ammo, and guns will be up for auction then, the following list represents only our small contribution to this great auction offering!

 

See short video for a small sample of the merchandise: 

https://youtu.be/OPe7j0W0o9s

 

http://www.reddingauction.com/

 

Here, in no particular order, are photos of the items listed below and more.  See Redding's site for photos of all items!

 

Group A:  http://tinyurl.com/ammomilitaria1

Group B:  http://tinyurl.com/ammomilitaria2

Group C:  http://tinyurl.com/ammomilitaria3

 

  1. 120mm Tank Gun Cartridge Stub Base

  2. 40mm WWII Bofors Navy L-60 HEI-P Round

  3. 75mm Gun Blank Cartridge  Case

  4. 75mm M-18 Brass Blank Cartridge Case

  5. 75mm M-5A1 Brass Pack Howitzer Cartridge Case

  6. Russian Artillery Scope

  7. Artillery Projectile PD Fuze M-524

  8. 81mm Mortar Illumination Round Time Fuze M-84

  9. Navy ProjectileTime Fuze MK-18

  10. Artillery Projectile Mechanical Time Fuze M-565

  11. WWII Artillery Concrete-Piercing Delay Fuze M-78

  12. Navy 5-inch Gun Projectile Infrared Proximity Fuze MK-90

  13. WWII Navy Proximity Fuze MK-45 Mod 11, ca. 1943

  14. Navy Gun Projectile Fuze 3” 50 Solid Steel

  15. Navy 3”/ 50cal. Mk 29 AP Type A Projectile

  16. Artillery Telescope

  17. Army Artillery Projectile Fuze, PD Type  M-557

  18. Army Artillery Projectile Fuze MT/PD type M-577

  19. 40mm Bofors US L-70 HEI-PD Round

  20. 40MM Bofors US L-70 TP Round

  21. Russian 57mm Case

  22. U.S. W.P. Grenade M-10

  23. Oerlikon 35mm x228 Fired Cartridge Case, Green Steel

  24. 76mm Tank Gun Cartridge Case, Steel

  25. 20 ea. Belted .50 Cal Machinegun Dummy Rounds

  26. 4 ea. 40mm Aluminum Baton Cartridge Cases, Long

  27. Unfinished AR-15 Upper Receiver

  28. Navy 3”/70 cal.  Mk-10 Steel Cartridge Case

  29. 90MM Army Cartridge Case, Laquered Steel

  30. 30mm x 173 Gau-8 TP Round, inert

  31. 40mm HE Grenade Round, inert

  32. 5” Navy Case cut down, with plug, correct for 5”/38 length

  33. 60mm Mortar Practice Mortar Round

  34. 60mm HE Mortar Round Shipping Tube

  35. L-70 US Brass Cartridge Case, Unfired

  36. M-1 Rifle/Carbine  Grenade Sight, New in Pouch, WWII

  37. Large AP Bomb Nose Point

  38. 4.2-inch Illuminating Projectile

  39. German Artillery Howitzer Panoramic Sight

  40. German WWII Artillery Optic

  41. German 15cm Cannon Bore Gauge in Orig Box

  42. Large Elbow Telescope New in Box,  British

  43. Navy Ordnance Telescope WWII?

  44. Greek Artillery Quadrant, NIB with literature

  45. 105 mm brass blank cartridge

  46. Artillery Round Cocktail Shaker WWI 2 pieces

  47. Lake City brass Bandoleer Marking  Stamp

  48. “Navy Hal” (and we have no idea what that means)

  49. 90mm Cannon Telescope New in Package

  50. Large Brit/Israeli Mortar Sight, Brass,  NIB

  51. US Mine Fuze Box, cardboard. marked

  52. US 20mm Aircraft Cannon Feeder, type unknown

  53. Unfinished Warhead, solid steel, unknown type

  54. Ordnance Production Line Assembly Jig for ???

  55. Smoke Grenade Discharger For Tank, quad barrel

  56. 5”/38 Caliber HE Projectile, Orig Paint

  57. 76mm Navy TP Projectile, demil cut

  58. 81mm Mortar Shell with Shaped Charge Hole

  59. Desert Camoflage Vest, NIP

  60. Armor Piercing Bomb Point

  61. Aircraft Navigation Computer, Aluminum

  62. Navy Bomb Shackle

  63. 30mm x 170 Brass Cartridge Case, Fired

  64. M16 Rifle Barrel, unfinished

  65. Bronze Star Medal set in box

  66. Bronze Star Medal  set in box

  67. Bronze Star Medal set in Box

  68. US Helmet Liner

  69. Empty Brass small arms cases, asst’d, small bag

  70. 23mm Russian Projectiles

  71. 40mm Projectile

  72. 40mm round

  73.  M 565 Mechanical Time Artillery Projectile Fuze

  74. M 78 Artillery Projectile Concrete-Piercing Fuze

  75. M 84 Mortar Illumination Fuze

  76. M 84 Mortar Illumination Fuze

  77. Projectile Plug

  78. 30mm Cartridge case

  79. 30mm Cartridge Case

  80. Rubber 40mm Grenade Round

  81. 60MM White Phosphorus Mortar Shell body

  82. 60mm White Phosphorus Mortar Shell body

  83. Projectile Plug

  84. 5.56mm Dummy rounds in clips

  85. Machine Gun Quadrant

  86. Machine Gun Quadrant

  87. 40mm WWii Bofors Projectile fuze Dim Ignition  Tracer

  88. 81mm Practice Mortar Shell with Whistle Holes

  89. 105mm Brass Blank cartridge

  90. Rifle Grenade, practice

  91. Wooden Artillery Projectile,  unknown

  92. 30mm x 126B Aircraft Round

  93. Finnish Shoe Mine, WWII, Wood

  94. Gears from Unknown Projectile Time Fuze

  95. Unknown Item

  96. 20mm Dummy linked Cartridges

  97. M34 WP Grenade Body

  98. 37mm Flare Cartridge Case

  99. 20mm Dummy Aircraft Cartridge

  100. 25mm Inert cartridge

  101. 30mm APDS Projectile, Sabot portion

  102. 37mm AP Projectile

  103. 20mm Cartridge DIY Kit

  104. 20mm Dummy Round

  105. 20mm HE-I  Inert Rounds, 5 each in links

  106. 25mm Dummy Round

  107. US 20mm x 139 Made in Germany Case/Link

  108. Aircraft Chaff  Launcher Cartridges-2

  109. Aircraft Chaff Launcher Cartridges-2

  110. Cartridge Case

  111. 20mm Dummy Round

  112. 20mm Dummy Round

  113. 20mm Dummy Round

  114. 30mm APDS projectile, sabot only

  115. 40mm WWII Bofors Cannon Barrel Section

  116. 3” navy MK 29 AP projectile nose

  117. 30mm Cartridge Case

  118. Dummy Rifle grenade

  119. Primitive Axe Head

  120. Experimental Ordnance Components

  121. Brass Traveler Tool for Making Cannon Wheels

  122. Aviation Flight Computer

  123. Mosin-Nagant Rifle Sling

  124. Projectile Shipping Plug, steel

  125. 30mm cartridge Case

  126. Artillery Projectile Fuze, M565 MT type

  127. Napalm Bomb Igniter

  128. M565 Artillery Projectile fuze, MT

  129. Web Gear, unknown

  130. Stainless Steel .357 revolver cylinder

  131. 16” Battleship Gun Powder Bag

  132. Projectile Plug

  133. Medal, Unknown

  134. Shape Charge Cone for anti-armor bomblet

  135. WWI Artillery Projectile Fuze

  136. 40mm L 70 Projectile, M811

  137. 30 x 113B Dummy round

  138. Projectile

  139. M577 Fuze Guts

  140. Flashbang Grenade Fuze

  141. 3 Projectile Plugs, Navy 3”/50

  142. 30 Item Grab Bag Asst’d ordnance items

  143. 30 Item Grab Bag Asst’d ordnance items

  144. 81mm Mortar Shell Fins

  145. 76mm Steel Cartridge Case

  146. Navy 3” Cartridge Case

  147. Cutaway Hedgehog Fuze

  148. WWII M45 Mod 11 VT  Fuze plus Deadly Fuze Video

  149. WWII M45 Mod 11 VT Fuze

  150. WWII M45 Mod 11 VT Fuze

  151. 37mm AP Projectile

  152. Demolition Fuze Igniter

  153. Ceramic Tround Bullets, Lg. no. in bag

  154. 2 Medals in Display Case

  155. Four Mark 4 Bofors Gun Clips

  156. 57mm AT Gun Telescope, good optics but maybe incomplete

  157. 76mm Army Hypervelocity TP-T  Tank Gun Projectile, bandless

  158. 90mm Projectile TPT

  159. 2 ea., 37mm Gas Grenade Rounds, Federal?

  160. Bubble Generator, laboratory, unk

  161. Smoke Grenade, inert

  162. Small, Old Propane Torch

  163. 30mm Projectile

  164. Aircraft Computer

  165. Artillery Graphical firing Table NIP

  166. Lens, large black unknown, good glass

  167. Bag of 50 Caliber Tracer Projectiles, inert

  168. Miscellaneous small brass Items

  169. Bag of 50 Caliber Tracer Projectiles, inert

  170. Miscellaneous Bag

  171. 57mm Recoilless Rifle Projectile

  172. Miscellaneous Ordnance Items bag  

 

Links to photos of ALL guns and ALL items in Redding's 17 May auction:

 

http://www.reddingauction.com/May17.htm

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Minimum Order Policy: In order to keep labor costs down and thus keep our prices as low as possible, we have a $50.00 minimum order policy which is embedded in the store software.

Privacy policy: We adhere to a strict privacy policy that means your information will not be shared, sold, or otherwise distributed.

Return Policy: If your purchase does not match our catalog description, contact us via email within 3 days, stating discrepancies, for return authorization, and wait for return instructions. Please include contact phone number in your email. Then we will refund purchase price upon receipt of the item(s) in same condition as sent.

What we like: Any of the following preferably inert items which are legal for the average collector to own in the U.S.: Ordnance, Artillery, Artillery Ammo, Underwater Ordnance, Aviation Ordnance, Explosive Devices, Improvised Explosive Devices, Torpedos, Mines, Grenades, Rockets, Shipboard Ordnance, Field Artillery, Siege Artillery, Mountain Artillery, Artillery Projectiles, Shells, Cartridges, Machine Guns, Paramilitary Weapons, Nonlethal Weapons, Gas Guns, Firearms, Destructive Devices, Cannons, Pyrotechnics, Gun Propellants, Cartridge Primers, Cartridge Cases, Armored Vehicles, Tank Guns, Antiaircraft Guns, Field Guns, Howitzers, Mortars, Mortar Shell, Artillery Shell, Fire Control, Range Finders, Ordnance Equipment, Coast Artillery, Rapid Fire Guns, Assault Weapons, Chemical Weapons, Special Weapons, Nuclear Weapons, Biological Weapons, Chemical Corps, Army Artillery, Antitank Guns, and Naval Guns. Please make sure anything you want to offer us is "legal." We cooperate fully with Law Enforcement agencies regarding any "contraband" items. 

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The Basiliscoe Mercury 227

 

The Internet newsletter for the arms and armour community

 

Chief arms and armour story this week is the raising of important and beautiful cannons from a Spanish Armada ship off Ireland. A few final flurries from Waterloo, Roman underwear, Swiss medieval battle finds and a few fireworks for July 4th. Not to mention a few sites on archery, in case you are looking for a new hobby.

 

Arms and armour in the news

 

Ancient arms (but mainly clothes this week)

 

Gladiator graffiti in Turkey

http://www.livescience.com/51203-ancient-graffiti-gladiator-combat-discovered.html

 

Investigating Roman soldier’s footwear

http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/summer-2015/article/i-stood-here-for-rome

 

Under the toga…

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2015/06/19/caesar-undressing-ancient-romans-wore-leather-panties-and-loincloths/

 

Grave stories

 

Kazak warrior survived arrowhead in spine

http://www.livescience.com/51360-iron-age-warrior-survived-arrowhead.html

 

 

Victims of the Huns?

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2015/06/23/archaeologists-in-bulgarias-sapareva-banya-unearth-roman-villa-graves-of-child-man-likely-killed-in-hun-invasion/

 

Investigating an Ottoman cemetery in Bulgaria

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2015/06/15/bulgarian-archaeologists-unearth-turkish-cemetery-in-15th-century-ottoman-mosque-in-karlovo/

 

17th century bishop goes through the cat scan, with unusual results

http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/article/mummified-bishop-is-a-unique-time-capsule-from-the-17th-century

 

Through the arrow-slit . . .

 

Here’s a change; instead of the new-piece of-Great-Wall-China-found story, here’s the Great-Wall-of-China-is-going-missing story instead

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/29/china-great-wall-third-disappeared

 

Dating WalesWhiteCastle

http://www.medievalists.net/2015/06/27/white-castle-and-the-dating-of-the-towers/

 

Latest finds from Urvich castle, Bulgaria

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2015/06/21/archaeologists-find-thracian-arrow-unfinished-medieval-ring-in-urvich-fortress-near-bulgarias-capital-sofia/

 

CorfeCastle gets a new trebuchet

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/13356779.WATCH__Trebuchet_replica_built_at_Corfe_Castle/

 

Cannons to the left, cannon to the right

 

India’s neglected cannons

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/thane/Heritage-in-neglect-as-apathy-docks-at-17th-century-port/articleshow/47852020.cms

 

A visit to Catoctin Furnace, Frederick County, Maryland

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/printview/hello_frederick/find-history-recreation-and-scenery-in-northern-frederick-county/article_5ad4fc9a-be10-5353-8f57-9dba245b62f2.html

http://www.catoctinfurnace.org/

 

Two Verbruggen field guns in Perth, Canada, to be remounted http://www.923jackfm.com/2015/06/26/perthlanark-historic-cannon-project-underway/

 

On the battlefield

 

Artefacts recovered from Swiss battle site of 1315

http://www.thelocal.ch/20150619/artifacts-found-on-700-year-old-swiss-battle-site

 

How they brought the news from Waterloo to UK

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/art529676-new-waterloo-dispatch-recreates-the-message-which-heralded-half-a-century-of-peace-in-europe

 

Wellington’s archive

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/military-history/pre-20th-century-conflict/art529692-waterloo-and-the-papers-of-the-first-duke-of-wellington-held-in-the-wellington-archive

 

New seasons work begins at CampDouglas, Chicago Prison camp

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2015/camp-douglas-excavations-of-major-civil-war-site-in-chicago-gets-underway

 

Fireworks

 

Tipu Sultan’s rockets

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Bengaluru/Story-of-Tipu-Sultans-rockets/articleshow/47853071.cms

 

Australia’s royal family of fireworks

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/south-west/wetherill-park-family-business-already-dreaming-of-sydney-new-years-eve-fireworks/story-fngr8hxh-1227414799740

http://fotifireworks.com.au/

 

Events at the Royal Gunpowder Works

http://www.royalgunpowdermills.com/

 

A London mudlarker gets more than he bargained for…

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/watch-the-moment-police-blow-up-wwii-grenade-found-by-mudlarker-beside-the-thames-10319679.html

 

Nautical news

 

Ireland’s Spanish armada cannon

http://www.itv.com/news/2015-06-17/highly-significant-spanish-armada-cannons-discovered-off-coast-of-ireland/

http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/ancient-cannon-spanish-armada-fished-5902587

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/armada-cannons-raised-after-400-years-on-seabed-31311288.html

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/check-spanish-armada-guns-found-off-irish-coast-161412679.html#DsV7KKg

http://wtkr.com/2015/06/18/400-year-old-cannon-among-spanish-armada-relics-found-off-ireland/

 

Remembering Captain Kidd

http://time.com/3933755/captain-kidd-death/

 

And Barry Clifford

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/treasure-hunter-found-columbus-kidd-wrecks-waves-article-1.2270359

 

Remembering the 1715 treasure fleet from Spain

http://www.tcpalm.com/ugc/indian-river-county-ugc/treasure-coast-celebrates-historic-shipwrecks_73221639

 

HMS Victory to be painted in Trafalgar colours

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/military-history/pre-20th-century-conflict/art530509-hms-victory-to-be-re-painted-in-battle-of-trafalgar-colours-after-210-years-with-wrong-colour-scheme

 

Update on recent finds recovered from CSSGeorgia

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/168065/divers-continue-unveil-little-shards-life-css-georgia#.VY0JU7BwaUk

 

 

Museum news and exhibitions

 

News

 

Grants for the RAFMuseum, London

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/military-history/art529818-4.89-million-grant-helps-the-royal-air-force-museums-centenary-plans-take-off

 

Feature about Al Kamil Castle and its collections, Oman

http://timesofoman.com/article/59302/Oman/Heritage/Al-Kamil-Old-Castle-Museum-revives-the-past

 

French museum directors’ finances come under scrutiny

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/museums/157195/

 

New museums

 

Feature on the BryanMuseum, Galveston

http://www.heraldonline.com/entertainment/article24978808.html

https://thebryanmuseum.org/

 

New displays of German art and culture at Coburg

http://www.kunstsammlungen-coburg.de/sammlungen-historische-raeume-gemaelde-skulpturen.php

 

Museum developments

 

Saving Africa’s endangered rock art

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/africas-ancient-art-to-be-saved-with-your-help-10345300.html

 

Museum musings

 

Prospects for the future of British museums

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/comment/comment/156105/

 

Conservation corner

 

New conservation facilities and storage open in Edinburgh

http://artdaily.com/news/79565/New--pound-12-million-building-unveiled-at-National-Museums-Collection-Centre-in-Edinburgh#.VYu5X7BRGUk

 

Conserving paintings of the Battle of Waterloo in Sheffield

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/nostalgia/retro-sheffield-restorers-work-on-art-of-waterloo-1-7316065

 

Vatican invests in a tattoo remover…

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/24/vatican-hires-tattoo-remover-laers-sculptures-frescoes-rome-pope-catholics

 

Objects

 

Battle of Boyne musket sold

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-33185411

 

Depiction of Wellington’s funeral procession goes on display

http://artdaily.com/news/79408/Longest-portrait-in-National-Portrait-Gallery--London-goes-on-display-for-first-time-#.VYPEw7BRGUk

 

Wellington’s cloak for sale

http://artdaily.com/news/79405/Sotheby-s-to-sell-The-Duke-of-Wellington-s-mud-spattered-Waterloo-campaign-cloak#.VYPFO7BRGUk

 

Toy revolver found in medieval manor picture - if you scroll down

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Archaologists-hoard-historical-artifacts-Bradgate/story-26730350-detail/story.html

 

VC10 arrives at RAFCosfordMuseum

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/military-history/art530065-raf-museum-cosford-takes-delivery-of-vc10-serial-number-xr808

 

Collecting Hitler - one man’s obsession

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/24/the-man-who-sleeps-in-hitlers-bed

 

Exhibitions

 

A scientist in WWI in Oxford

http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/moseley/

http://blogs.mhs.ox.ac.uk/insidemhs/death-at-the-farm-re-visiting-harry-on-gallipoli/

 

Civil War photography at Newark

http://www.culture24.org.uk/art/photography-and-film/art530189-curator-choice-magnum-photos-at-the-national-civil-war-centre

 

Last chance for  Kabuki actors in Paris

http://www.guimet.fr/fr/expositions/expositions-en-cours/japon-images-d-acteurs-estampes-du-kabuki-au-18e-siecle

Conquistadors in Paris

http://www.quaibranly.fr/fr/programmation/expositions/a-l-affiche/linca-et-le-conquistador.html

 

Napoleon in Compiegne

http://palaisdecompiegne.fr/expositions-et-evenements/expositions/exposition-en-cours

 

Exhibitions in Berlin

http://www.dhm.de/en/ausstellungen/

 

Exhibitions in Vienna

http://www.khm.at/en/visit/exhibitions/

 

Royal funerals in Stockholm

http://livrustkammaren.se/en/visit/theatre-death

 

Indian hunting weapons in NY

http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2015/royal-hunt

 

Joachim Wtewael in Washington

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/exhibitions/2015/pleasure-and-piety.html?from=home-page

http://artdaily.com/news/79601/Joachim-Wtewael-subject-of-first-monographic-exhibition-on-view-at-National-Gallery-of-Art#.VZD3HLBRGUk

 

 

Books

 

Thom Richardson: East Meets West

http://www.royalarmouriesshop.org/books-and-dvds/east-meets-west-edited-by-thom-richardson.html

 

Daniel Maclise The Waterloo Cartoon

http://www.royalarmouriesshop.org/books-and-dvds/royal-armouries-books/daniel-maclise-the-waterloo-cartoon-book.html

 

And other publications and special deals at the Armouries

http://www.royalarmouriesshop.org/books-and-dvds/royal-armouries-books.html

 

Peter J T Morris: The matter factory: a history of the chemistry laboratory

http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2015/06/matter-factory

 

Online books

 

Henry Angelo: Reminiscences of Henry Angelo, with memoirs of his late father and friends…(1828)

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https://archive.org/details/reminiscencesofh00ange

 

Paul Stamper (ed): Designation Yearbook 2014-15 (includes military sites)

http://www.historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/designation-yearbook-2014-15/

 

 

Popular culture

 

The rise of Holocaust cinema

http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2015/jun/10/holocaust-films-son-of-saul-auschwitz-nazis

 

Catching up with reel history

http://www.theguardian.com/film/series/reelhistory

 

 

Events

 

Diary Dates

 

HBSA

https://sites.google.com/site/hbsauk/HBSA-calendar

 

Re-enactment events at Vienna

http://www.hgm.at/nc/museum/veranstaltungskalender/detail/show/Event////montur-und-pulverdampf-2015.html

 

 

Conferences

 

31 July - 3 August 2015 Southampton

600th Anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt Conference 2015

http://www.southampton.ac.uk/agincourt2015/index.page?

 

4-5September 2015 Portsmouth

Guns from the Sea III

http://ordnancesociety.org.uk/events-2/

 

15-20 September 2015 Krakow & Warsaw, Poland

ICOMAM  &  ICDAD      

http://icomam-icdad.pl/

 

17 September 2015 London

The Cultural Legacy of the Battle of Agincourt, 1415-2015

https://www.sal.org.uk/events/2015/09/the-cultural-legacy-of-the-battle-of-agincourt,-1415-2015/

 

Calls for papers

 

24 October 2015 Hindlip Hall Worcester  

The Black Powder Ordnance Conference on Safe Use

Contact: emmersonrw@aol.com

 

Sales Fairs and auctions

 

Newsletter on recent arms and armour subjects

http://www.maineantiquedigest.com/stories/letter-from-london-july-2015/5123

 

23 July 2015 London

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/22991/

 

 

Websites and downloads

 

ArmyMuseum, Stockholm - new website

http://www.armemuseum.se/

 

Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum, Canada

http://www.navalandmilitarymuseum.org/

 

L'Echo du Dôme June - September

http://www.musee-armee.fr/actualites/le-magazine-du-musee.html

 

1066 etc: warfare, sieges and King Arthur

http://www.medievalists.net/2015/06/20/medieval-warfare-and-the-value-of-a-human-life/

http://www.medievalists.net/2015/06/20/king-stephens-siege-tactics/

http://www.medievalists.net/2015/06/25/the-evolution-of-arthur/

 

Focus: Tired of summers filled with jousting? Make your own long bow, in time for Agincourt

 

Longbows and archery equipment

http://www.thelongbowshop.com/

 

Society of archer antiquaries

http://www.societyofarcher-antiquaries.org/

 

English war Bow Society

http://www.theenglishwarbowsociety.com/Making_a_whitewood_longbow.html

 

Finally

 

This fortnight we tweeted a photograph of our Waterloo supper!

https://twitter.com/Basiliscoe

 

 

Compiled by Ruth Rhynas Brown – 2015

 

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The Basiliscoe Mercury 226

 

The Internet newsletter for the arms and armour community

 

Particularly strong this week in animal stories, with Icelandic falcons, bison in Oklahoma and lions in the Coliseum. More unusual are balloons and zeppelins, assorted pirates, Kentucky rifles and a lot of Waterloo.

 
 
Arms and armour in the news

 

Hunting round the world and through the ages

 

Bison butchery in Oklahoma

http://westerndigs.org/11500-year-old-bison-butchering-site-discovered-in-oklahoma/

 

How they managed the lions at the Coliseum

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/05/heres-how-ancient-romans-got-wild-animals-onto-the-colosseum-floor/?_r=0

 

Poaching in mediaeval Wakefield

http://www.medievalists.net/2015/06/08/medieval-poaching-site-discovered-in-england/

 

Horse burial from colonial Florida found

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/entertainment/events/st-augustine-450th/2015/06/09/in-archaeological-dig/28724673/

 

 

Ancient arms, forts and battles

 

Investigating the Roman fort of Durostorum, Bulgaria

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2015/05/28/bulgarian-archaeologists-discover-late-antiquity-outer-fortress-wall-murals-from-ancient-roman-city-durostorum/

 

More photos of the helmet and sword from the Staffordshire Hoard

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art527705-anglo-saxon-warrior-splendour-the-extremely-significant-new-finds-from-the-staffordshire-hoard

 

Searching for the site of the battle of Hatfield

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art528807-archaeologists-plan-to-investigate-burial-site-which-could-rewrite-7th-century-battle-of-hatfield

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art528832-solving-a-dark-age-mystery-7th-century-christians-pagans-and-the-search-for-the-battle-of-hatfield

               

Grave stories

 

Earliest evidence of murder found in Spain

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-32890697

 

Iron Age warrior from Kazakhstan with arrow embedded in spine

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2015/06/08/bronze-arrowhead-embedded-in-spine-shows-elite-iron-age-warrior-survived-battle/

 

Coffins from Rennes examined

http://artdaily.com/news/79065/Five-lead-coffins-found-in-French-convent-yield-well-preserved-17th-century-skeletons#.VXKx27BFCUk

 

Article with a roundup of named skeletons

http://www.livescience.com/51140-skeletons-with-names.html

 

Through the arrow-slit . . .

 

Archaeologists investigate castle of Urvich in Bulgaria

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2015/06/01/archaeologists-to-resume-excavations-of-medieval-bulgarian-fortress-urvich-st-iliya-monastery-near-sofia/

 

Lost ditch of FlintCastle found

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-33032562

 

Pontefract castle due for major restoration projecthttp://www.pontefractandcastlefordexpress.co.uk/news/launch-party-for-3-5m-castle-restoration-project-1-7295334

 

New uses for Red Sands Fort?

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/military-history/world-war-two/art528082-hotel-plan-could-save-world-war-two-redsand-forts-off-kent-coast

 

Cannons to the left, cannon to the right

 

Venetian cannon dredged up from Genoa harbour

http://www.thelocal.it/20150528/genoa-finds-record-haul-of-english-weaponry

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/11636137/British-cannons-and-anchors-dredged-up-in-Genoa.html

http://video.repubblica.it/edizione/genova/ancore-e-cannoni-la-storia-di-genova-riemerge-dai-fondali/202265?video%20

 

Buckingham’s ex-bollard cannon (actually about 1700, not civil war or Napoleonic!)

http://www.buckinghamtoday.co.uk/news/more-news/where-did-cannon-corner-s-cannon-come-from-1-6776645

 

Jefferson Borough Council WWI cannon restored and back on view

http://www.ydr.com/local/ci_28237142/restored-rare-world-war-i-gun-returns-its

 

Story of WW2 gun of KingsboroughCommunity College

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/5/29/gun-kingsborough-community-college-historical-tribute

 

Back to the front

 

Looking for Killiecrankie under the A9

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-32897145

 

Cooking in the civil war

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/06/02/411518221/slavery-famine-and-the-politics-of-pie-what-civil-war-recipes-reveal

 

Information on the Scots at Waterloo

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-33080291

 

Waterloo prepares for the visitors

http://artdaily.com/news/79047/Two-centuries-after-it-became-famous--shy-Belgian-town-prepares-to-face-its-Waterloo#.VXACULBFCUk

 

Middle-east update

 

Museums list missing Iraqi artefacts

http://artdaily.com/news/78997/International-Council-of-Museums-draws-up--red-list--to-help-spot-stolen-Iraqi-antiquities#.VW1eWbBFCUk

                                                    

Update on damage to Yemen castle

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/conservation/156836/

 

Into the 20th century – all airships and balloons!

 

Sunderland’s Zeppelin warning system to be restored

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/military-history/first-world-war/art528436-first-world-war-acoustic-mirror-built-to-warn-of-zeppelin-attacks-restored-in-sunderland

 

And Japanese attempts to turn paper into balloon bombs in WW2

http://artdaily.com/news/79244/Buddhism--bombs-and-blouses--Japan-s-versatile--washi--paper#.VX5uz7BRGUk

 

Nautical news

 

Engravings and photographs illustrating the history of the diving suithttp://io9.com/the-strange-and-wonderful-history-of-diving-suits-from-1262529336 

 

Ramsgate diver guilty of fraud over finding of historic cannons
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/thanet/news/southend-wreck-leads-to-court-38621/

 

Claim by divers to have found Napoleon’ escape ship, the Swiftsure off Australia: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/aap/article-3124506/Napoleons-getaway-ship-Qld.html

 

Update on the Griffin- spoiler, it's not the Griffin

http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2015/06/not_the_griffin_state_archeolo.html

 

Investigating the underwater remains of Port Royal

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-robots-caribbean-infamous-sunken-pirate.html

 

Article on North Carolina, and pirates and wrecks

http://www.wral.com/off-north-carolina-s-coast-lure-of-sunken-treasure-fades/14660654/

 

Portuguese slaver São José lost 1794 found off Capetown

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/01/world/africa/tortuous-history-traced-in-sunken-slave-ship-found-off-south-africa.html?_r=0

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/sunken-18th-century-slave-ship-found-south-africa-180955458/?no-ist

http://artdaily.com/news/79018/Wrecked-slave-ship-marks-a-milestone-in-the-study-of-the-slave-trade--Smithsonian#.VW6x5LBFCUk

 

Update from the CSS Georgia

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Massive-artifact-retrieval-from-sunken-6299657.php

 

 

Museum news and exhibitions

 

News

 

BM to make long term loan to Middle East museum

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/museums/156253/

 

New museums

 

Fontainebleau’s Turkish boudoir restored

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/conservation/156124/

 

Rothschild gallery opens at the BM for medieval and renaissance treasures

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/art528030-ten-star-objects-from-the-rothschild-treasures-in-the-new-british-museum-gallery

http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/galleries/themes/room_2a_waddesdon_bequest.aspx

 

Museum developments

 

Civil War centre in Newark’s app getting a lot of praise

http://www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com/nationalcivilwartrail/

 

Museum musings

 

Programme set up to rescue artists from conflict zones

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/news/156042/

 

NAM digitalizing sources of Waterloo - needs public help

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/military-history/pre-20th-century-conflict/art528762

 

New technology reveals secrets of 15th century map

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-hidden-secrets-world-revealed-multispectral.html

 

Conservation corner

 

Bodrum castle cannon cleaned - pictures

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/bodrum-castles-painted-ottoman-cannon-cleaned-.aspx?PageID=238&NID=83305&NewsCatID=375

 

And concern for the state of the guns at the war memorial, Four Corners Park Coldwater, Michigan

http://www.thedailyreporter.com/article/20150601/NEWS/150609984

 

Reviving the craft of wheelwrights in the UK

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/goodlife/11649288/Join-the-craft-revolution.html

 

…but not for the gunsmiths of Kashmir

http://www.kashmirlife.net/craft-smith-issue-12-vol-07-80411/

 

Feature on Tula, home of Russian gunsmithing

http://rbth.co.uk/defence/2015/06/08/tula_forge_of_the_russian_army_for_over_400_years_46755.html

 

Restoring a WWI ambulance train

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/military-history/first-world-war/art528451-historic-ambulance-train-transformation-on-track-for-national-railway-museum-commemoration-of-battle-of-somme

 

Objects

 

Napoleon’s spyglass

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/military-history/pre-20th-century-conflict/art528716-

 

Napoleon’s son’s pistols - beauties!

http://artdaily.com/news/79235/Sotheby-s-to-present-Napoleon-s-last-gift-to-his-son--A-superb-pair-of-child-size-pistols#.VX5uPbBRGUk

 

 

Objects from the London Met’s crime museum on loan to Museum of London

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/art528214-jack-the-ripper-death-masks-and-the-great-train-robbery-museum-of-london-to-reveal-objects-from-metropolitan-police-crime-museum

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/jun/04/met-police-black-museum-exhibition

 

D day veterans’ portraits  at Buckingham palace

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/military-history/world-war-two/art528345-the-last-of-the-tide-twelve-portraits-of-d-day-veterans-commissioned-by-the-prince-of-wales

 

Exhibitions

 

Shoes at the V&A

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/shoes-pleasure-and-pain/

http://artdaily.com/news/79266/Shoes-and-sacrifice--Exhibition-at-the-Victoria---Albert-Museum-explores-footwear-fashion

 

Medals of Louis XIV in London

http://artdaily.com/news/79057/Exhibition-at-British-Museum-explores-the--Medallic-History--of-Louis-XIV-s-reign#.VXFPtbBFCUk

http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/triumph_and_disaster.aspx

 

19th century photos of China and fashion plates in Amsterdam

https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/whats-on/exhibitions-now-on-view

http://artdaily.com/news/79226/Early-photo-albums-and-stereo-photos-from-Imperial-China-on-view-at-the-Rijksmuseum#.VX5uerBRGUk

 

French engravings in LA

http://artdaily.com/news/79324/Exhibition-explores-the-rich-variety-of-prints-that-came-to-define-French-power-and-style-in-the-era-of-Louis-XIV#.VX_YAbBRGUk

http://www.getty.edu/research/exhibitions_events/exhibitions/kingdom_of_images/

 

Art of the colonial era in Adelaide

http://artdaily.com/news/79281/-Treasure-Ships--Art-in-the-Age-of-Spices--opens-at-the-Art-Gallery-of-South-Australia#.VX5tWbBRGUk

http://www.artgallery.sa.gov.au/agsa/home

 

Books

 

Robert W. Jones: Bloodied Banners: Martial Display on the Medieval Battlefield

http://www.boydellandbrewer.com/store/viewItem.asp?idProduct=14769

 

Jeffrey L. Forgeng: The Art of Swordsmanship by Hans Lecküchner

http://www.boydellandbrewer.com/store/viewItem.asp?idProduct=14761

 

Sigurður Ægisson: Icelandic trade with gyrfalcons: from Medieval Times to the Modern Era

http://icelandreview.com/stuff/reviews/2015/06/11/icelandic-trade-gyrfalcons

 

Wayne D. Cocroft, John Schofield & Catrina Appleby (Eds): The Home Front in Britain 1914-1918: An Archaeological Handbookhttp://www.oxbowbooks.com/oxbow/the-first-world-war-and-its-home-front-in-britain.html

 

Online

ICOMAM Magazine 13 - Dutch museums and battles, Irish and Australians in WWI, armour books, Polish airmen, Forchtenstein armoury and much more!

http://www.klm-mra.be/icomam/magazine.php

 

William Makepeace Thackeray: Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Ql0OAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=vanity+fair&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAmoVChMIkZPDsLaUxgIVxo0sCh2PzwB4#v=onepage&q=vanity%20fair&f=false

Popular culture

On your marks, get set - make a sword!

http://guardianlv.com/2015/06/history-channel-presents-new-competition-series-forged-in-fire-video/

 

Piece on duelling in history and literature

http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-pen-the-sword-and-the-duel

Events

Waterloo pot pourri

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/apsley-house/https://www.waterloo2015.org/enhttp://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/search-and-book/properties/hougoumont-waterloo-24855/?gclid=CLPgspWulMYCFRQatAodohAA_A

http://www.klm-mra.be/klm-new/engels/main01.php?id=menu_links/startpagina

http://www.nam.ac.uk/

 

 

Conferences

 

31 July-3 August 2015 Southampton

600th Anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt Conference 2015

http://www.southampton.ac.uk/agincourt2015/index.page?

 

4-5September 2015 Portsmouth

Guns from the Sea III

http://ordnancesociety.org.uk/events-2/

 

15-20 September 2015 Krakow & Warsaw, Poland

ICOMAM  &  ICDAD      

http://icomam-icdad.pl/

 

17 September 2015 London

The Cultural Legacy of the Battle of Agincourt, 1415-2015

https://www.sal.org.uk/events/2015/09/the-cultural-legacy-of-the-battle-of-agincourt,-1415-2015/

 

Calls for Papers

 

24 October 2015 Hindlip Hall Worcester  

The Black Powder Ordnance Conference on Safe Use

Contact: emmersonrw@aol.com

 

Sales, fairs and auctions

 

23 June 2015 London

Waterloo

http://www.dreweatts.com/cms/pages/auction/13875

 

24 June 2015 London

Arms, armour & militaria

http://www.thomasdelmar.com/

 

 

Websites and downloads

 

Website dedicated to the art of the Kentucky rifle

http://americankentuckyrifleart.com/

 

The Ninja: An Invented Tradition? By Stephen Turnbull (available to readers if they let me know so that I can pass on the request!)

 

Some faces from the past here: 'Cannon Salvaged From Sunken Flagship, Fired'

 http://www.britishpathe.com/video/cannon-salvaged-from-sunken-flagship-fired/query/Roland+Morris

 

1066 etc

 

Chivalry, wales and before 1066

http://www.medievalists.net/2015/06/02/conflicting-perspectives-chivalry-in-twelfth-century-historiography/

http://www.medievalists.net/2015/06/06/owains-revolt-glyn-dwrs-role-in-the-outbreak-of-the-rebellion/

http://www.medievalists.net/2015/06/15/from-alfred-to-harold-ii-the-military-failure-of-the-late-anglo-saxon-state/

 

This fortnight I followed Osprey’s live tweeting of Waterloo events at

https://twitter.com/OspreyBooks

https://twitter.com/Basiliscoe

 

 

Compiled by Ruth Rhynas Brown – 17 June 2015 (Waterloo eve)

 

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