More Antiques

Vacation days really are a dangerous thing for me as I once again stumbled upon another antique store. This time I discovered an old Frabill’s metal minnow bucket. It turns out Frabill’s is still in business and still selling fishing equipment; in fact, a modern-day minnow bucket from this company can be purchased from Cabella’s or Dick’s Sporting Goods. This one looks like it is in pretty good condition except for some missing lettering; underneath the Frabill’s logo, the “WADE BUCKET” lettering is mostly gone.  Nine dollars was probably a good deal as I spotted the exact same one for sale on Etsy.com for $22.

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I managed to find another pretty cool piece; this one being a 1968 Chein Company Revolutionary War tin wastebasket. On one side is a recruiting poster demonstrating the progression of firing and reloading a rifle as well as the date and location of this specific recruiting event and the benefits of enlisting in the Continental Army.

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On the other side are pictures of three Revolutionary War-era soldiers accompanied by a short history and job description. The first picture is a 1781 New Jersey Infantry Officer. The description tells of the regiment’s early defeats in New York and subsequent victories in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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The middle picture details a 1794 Dragoon Orderly. These highy trained troops were used effectively during the Revolutionary War and in later campaigns against the Indians in the early 1790s.

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The final picture is a 1786 Artilleryman; these soldiers were used in the frontier region to protect U.S. interests from any hostile Indian activity.

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While not in mint condition, I do think this collectible was a good deal for $5 as I spotted similar items selling online between $20 and $35

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