18th century branding iron

Three 18th Century original hand forged iron branding irons. This is so horrific and inhumane. The origin may be the ancient treatment of a slave (often legally not a person) as livestock. European, American and other colonial slavers branded millions of slaves during the period of trans-Atlantic enslavement. Sometimes there were several brandings, e.g. for the Portuguese crown and the (consecutive) private owner(s), an extra cross after baptism as well as by African slave catchers. To a slave owner it would be logical to mark such property just like cattle, more so since humans are more able to escape.


lot of Ancient Indian made arrow heads. These were all from Nigangua MO. Osage Fork of the Gaseonade River . They are 1 1/4″ to almost 3″ This came from estate of professor of archeology and history. He was collecting for over 70 plus years.  In the Stone Age, people used sharpened bone, flint napped stones, flakes, and chips of rock as weapons and tools. Such items remained in use throughout human civilization, with new materials used as time passed. As archaeological artifacts such objects are classed as projectile points (arrow Heads), without specifying whether they were projected by a bow or by some other means such as throwing since the specific means of projection.

1960’s Russian Space Helmet & Skull

2013-1216-07  Yes, you read that right…an authentic Russian astronaut’s helmet.  I am very excited about this piece  This is an original space flown helmet used in 1960’s.   The skull was staged and displayed with helmet.    This Item is on display at store and for sale. 

Artist photo image from leftofcenterphotography.com