The Hazard Powder Company

(Hazardville, CT and New York, NY 1835-1913)

Interesting combination of a one pound DuPont tin which used the Hazard Powder Company name for sales purposes.  Measures 5 3/4 inches high by 4 inches wide by 1 1/2 inches deep.  Early tin with the lithograph label as opposed to the paper label.  Some paint missing across the tin, some minor rust and a few shallow dents. Back side retains the DuPont lithograph label.  Tin is slightly twisted.  Retains original brass screw cap.  Can be found in the Ted and David Bacyk book volume 1, page 76.  Circa 1908 rarity 2. 

 Asking Price: SOLD

E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co.(Wilmington, DE)

Schuetzen Smokeless gun powder tin. Original condition with strong original paper label. Has small corner of label missing on left top side.  Small section of seal on top remaining. Tin measures 5 7/8 high, 4 wide, by 1 1/4 thick.  Retains original cap.  Circa 1908-1923, rarity 2. (Item 13) 

 

Asking Price: SOLD​

Eureka Powder Works, New Durham, New Hampshire (1860 - 1870)

1 pound Imperial Powder tin - Prepared and Adapted to Rifle and Percussion Guns.  Measures 5 high by 3 wide.  Label is in very good condition, with some corners pealing on the back of the can.  No discoloration on label except on back top side.  B.W. Thayer & Co., Linch Boston on bottom of can.   

 Asking Price: SOLD

Gun powder and lanterns are not only part of our past, but they helped shape the world we live in.  Over the last number of years, gun powder tins and lanterns have become very collectible antiques and they are an art form in their own right.  Some of the early powder tins have outstanding graphics considering some date back to the mid-1800's.  Please enjoy some of the items we have listed below from our collection.  If interested in purchasing anything specific, please contact us by email at DecoyRelics@yahoo.comor by phone at (708) 448-3061.  If there is something specific you are looking for that you do not see below, please let us know.

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American Powder Mills

(Boston, Chicago, St. Louis 1883-1903)

Half pound Dead Shot rifle powder tin by the American Powder Mills.  Measures 4 1/4 inches high by 3 1/4 inches wide by 1 1/4 inches deep.  Back side of the tin has the Triple Refined Dead Shot Sporting Powder label listing A. O. Fay as the President.  Paper labels in fair condition with some chipping around the edges and browning of the paper.  Some tiny pin holes on top near the spout.  Small dent on one side of the tin and tin is slightly twisted.  Retains original screw cap.  Can be found in the Ted and David Bacyk book volume 1, page 41.  Circa 1883 -1900 rarity 3. 

 Asking Price: SOLD

Brass Lantern by Unknown Maker


Unique and old brass lantern from unknown maker.  Stands 11 1/2 inches tall without the bail.  It has an old and original pear shaped glass that screws into the bail holder on top and the fount on the bottom.  It appears that this lantern came with both a wick adjust or it could be removed by the manufacture and soldered to hold a candle.  This lantern is set up for a candle.  Appears to be in all original condition. 

 

Asking Price: SOLD

King's Powder Company

(Cincinnati, OH 1899)

King's semi-smokeless powder  company, one pound bulk powder tin.  The condition of the front and side graphics is very strong.  The back has a few spots that may have had thinner or gasoline drips.  The top of the tin retains part of the original paper label.  Retains the original brass cap.  This was a very popular powder with the rifle target shooters of the period.  Can be found in the Ted and David Bacyk book volume 1, page 213.  Circa 1899, rarity 1. 

 

Asking Price: SOLD

C. T. Ham Manufacturing Company

(Rochester, NY  1886 - 1914)

Ham #2 Hot Blast lantern in good original condition.  This is a steel and brass lantern with an unusual domed hot air chamber under the burner.  The Ham #2 has an outside lift and an early example of a crimped bottom.  The majority of the lantern is hand soldered construction.  Small dent in the side tube as can bee seen in the picture.  There is no paint on the lantern, but the lantern is solid and will hold oil.  Retains an old glass stamped with a "D", but it is not the original Ham glass.  The lamp is marked "C.T. Ham Mfg. Co. No. 2".  The cap is missing from the tank which is common for old lamps.  Retains the original brass burner and wick adjust.  Circa 1898 - 1914. 

 

Asking Price: $95.00

R. E. Dietz Company

(New York, NY)

Dietz Buckeye Dash lantern in all original condition with a black repaint.  The Dietz Buckeye Dash is a steel lantern with brass fittings and a No. 1 burner.  Glass is a early replacement which is accurate to the lantern.  There is a minor dent on the top of the frame which could be seen in the pictures.  This lantern served as a hand lantern, but also as a side or dash lamp.  The spring clip is missing from the back.  The hard to find buckeye is still in place, but has a minor crack which is common.  Retains the original cap.  These were made from 1898 - 1946.  It is estimated that this lamp is from the 1920's. 

 

Asking Price: $95.00

Gordon Cigar & Cheroot Co., Inc.  Patterson Bros. Tobacco Co., Inc.    Richmond, Virginia

Green Turtle Cigar Box/Tin (lunchbox) in outstanding original condition.  Retains the original handle and clasp to close the box.  All four sides and the top are covered with green and gold lettering.  Measures 7 1/2 by 4 1/2 by 5 1/2 high.  Some minor dents to the top and the two front corners of the metal lid have some tears.  The back has a paragraph describing the high quality of the cigars. The side is labeled Mild and Fragrant 3 for 5c.  Circa 1910. (Item 151) ​ Asking Price: SOLD


R. E. Dietz Company

New York, USA

Small Dietz U.S. Brass Tubular lantern and so labeled.  The only other lantern with this small globe is the Little Star.  The bottom of the font has been resoldered to cover some pin holes.  Retain the original cap, wick adjust and cover.  Very nice original lantern. 

 Asking Price: $160.00

Curtis and Harvey - Tonbridge and London, England

Curtis's and Harvey's "F" Gunpowder tin.  Red in color and labeled Manufactured by Imperial Chemical Industries, Limited, Made in Great Britain. Measures 5 1/2 high by 3 1/2 wide by 1 3/4 deep. Retains original cap and part of label over the cap.  Great original condition. (Item 27)

  

Asking Price: $65.00

Hercules Powder Co. -  Wilmington, DE

Early and rare Hercules Powder Black Sporting powder tin. This is the tear drop shaped tin in 1/4 pound size that is extremely rare. Measures 5 3/4 inches high by 3 inches wide by 7/8 inch deep. Very strong original condition and paint.  Retains the original cap and also has the belt loop on the back.  Circa 1913 - 1920's, rarity 5. (Item 92) 

 

Asking Price: SOLD

Hiawatha "Ace" Maximum Load Shot Shells

Hiawatha "Ace" maximum load 16 gauge empty shot shell box in good original condition.  Box measures 3 3/4 by 3 3/4 by 2 1/2 inches.  Sold exclusively at Gambles in Minneapolis and Los Angeles.  Some minor wear to box as could be seen in the photos.  Original price of $2.85 written in pencil on the side of the box.  Circa 1940. 

 

Asking Price: $15.00

Curtis and Harvey - Tonbridge and London, England

The Smokeless Diamond Sporting Gunpowder tin. Light blue in color and labeled McMicking and Co. Melbourne, Sole Agents for Victoria.  Measures 6 high by 3 1/2 wide by 1 3/4 deep.  Retains original cap and part of Curtis label over the cap.  Great original condition. (Item 26)


 Asking Price: $65.00​

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Unknown Maker – Found in the Midwest

Old glass minnow trap by unknown maker, pickle jar style. Large glass jar that stands 13 inches high.  Glass jar has holes drilled on the top and back end. There is a removable plastic funnel on the front of the trap.  Wire frame with two brass straps.  Has a wooden handle with wire frame.  (Item 147)  

 

Asking Price: SOLD

E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co.(Wilmington, DE)

Very early 6 1/4 pound DuPont black powder tin. Tin is in very good original condition. Measures 7 inches high by 6 1/4 inches round. Very strong original black paint with some minor rust and scratches. The top of the tin below the label is stamped "Black Powder".  Partial DuPont label on the bottom. Circa 1900 - 1930, rarity 2. (Item 91) 

 

Asking Price: $95.00

R. E. Dietz Company

(New York, NY)

Dietz Victor lantern in original condition, but repainted black.  The Dietz Victor is a better quality lantern with the latest improvements of the time.  The Victor is mainly steel with a small brass fill cap, brass burner, and a rear lift.  The fount is labeled "Dietz New York, USA - Victor".  The wick adjust and burner dome are original, but the filler cap is missing.  Glass is an early replacement and unlabeled.  Circa 1920's. 

 

Asking Price: $75.00