November 14, 2015

Victorian Figural Napkin Ring No. 6 - female tennis player

Victorian Figural Napkin Ring NO. 6
One of my Victorian Figural Napkin Rings from my personal collection. This is a very rare napkin ring from Rogers, Smith & Co. Number 283. It is a female tennis player in turn-of-the-century clothing. There is a male version which I would love to obtain if anyone has it for sale. Please contact me at antiquehunterblog@gmail.com


November 7, 2015

Canadian Victorian Figural Napkin Ring No. 5

Victorian Figural Napkin Ring NO. 5

Victorian Figural Napkin Ring NO. 5
 One of my Victorian Figural Napkin Rings from my personal collection. This is Meriden Britannia Co. Number 642 "The Maple Leaf Forever". It is a souvenir of Canada produced by the Canadian Branch of Meriden Britannia. It was worth $200.00 in 1996

October 17, 2015

Victorian Figural Napkin Ring No. 2

Victorian Figural Napkin Ring NO. 2
 One of my Victorian Figural Napkin Rings from my personal collection. This is Meriden Britannia Co., Number 332. Two small boys supsended by palm fronds support a square napkin holder with open scrollwork border. Worth $200.00-$350.00 in 1996
Victorian Figural Napkin Ring NO. 2

October 14, 2015

October 10, 2015

Victorian Figural Napkin Ring NO. 1

One of my Victorian Figural Napkin Rings from my personal collection. This is from the Meriden Britannia Co., Number 146. It is a matching pair of eagles mounted on either side of the napkin holder. It is a very common holder and was worth under $200.00 in 1996

September 23, 2015

Victorian Jewellry Box No. 3

Victorian Jewellry Box No. 3
Victorian Jewellery Box No. 3. This is in my personal collection and is glass all around withfaded green fabric inside.

September 18, 2015

1879 Document Summers & Bartram, London Middlesex Ontario

1879 Document Summers & Bartram, London Middlesex Ontario


June 10, 1879. Thomas Summers to William Henry Bartrum (Bartram). Chattel Mortgage. London, Middlesex County Ontario

Definition of a Chattel Mortgage: A term used to describe a loan arrangement in which an item of movable personal property is used as security for the loan. Source: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/chattelmortgage.asp

There is a very nice list of the items that Thomas is offering as collateral for the loan. There are 2 horses, a wagon and surprisingly, 2 plots of land. What is surprising is that my understanding of a Chattel Mortgage is that land could not be offered as collateral. For a genealogist, this is gold because it provides an exact location of land that Thomas owned. 

My Research:

William Henry Bartrum/Bartram was born in England ca 1849. He can be found in the 1871 census for London Ontario. His marriage to Mary Jane barker in 1875 provides his parents' names as William and Emily. He died November 24, 1913 in the city of London in Middlesex County. His death Certificate gives his occupation as "Barrister" and his mother's maiden name as Soule. He was 65 years, 3 months and 3 days old at the time of his death.

There is more than one candidate for being the Thomas Summers of the document. 

A witness to the document was Edward Arthur Lancaster, Law Student. The only man I find that might be Edward was an Edward Arthur Lancaster born in England ca 1860. This Edward married in 1885 in Lincoln County Ontario. He was the son of Frederick and Emma Lancaster.

More research found Edward in 1901 living in Lincoln County where he is listed as a Barrister so I have no doubt it is the correct man. His wife was Mary and 4 children plus his mother Emma are living with him.  

Are You a Descendant?

This 4-page document is for sale. It is not a copy and has the original seal. Please contact me at antiquehunterblog@gmail.com for details.  

September 16, 2015

Victorian Jewellry Box No. 2 with Flowers

Victorian Jewellry Box
This Victorian Jewellry Box is part of my personal collection. Like Victorian Jewellery Box No. 1 it is green with flowers.

September 9, 2015

Victorian Jewellry Box No. 1 with Flowers

Victorian Jewellry Box with flowers No. 1
This is a Victorian Jewellry Box in my personal collection. It is green with flowers and a rather unusual shape.
























January 8, 2015

Vintage Star Weekly Magazine June 25, 1939

This is a vintage magazine called the Star Weekly dated June 24, 1939. It's in decent condition and all the pages are intact.

You can see that it cost 10 cents in 1939! We are selling this rare vintage magazine for $25.00 + shipping (we need your zip or postal code to determine shipping costs)

Payment may be made with Paypal or by cheque.
 
The Toronto Star Weekly began publication in Toronto Ontario Canada in 1910.

The first edition of The Star Weekly on April 9, 1910 containing The Spell of the White Silence, a short story by Robert Service, sold 9,469 copies. After 1938 it became the Star Weekly.

On July 24, 1968 after 58 years of publication, The Star Weekly was taken over by Canadian Magazine.

Closeup of Cover of the Star Weekly
Inside pages the Star Weekly

Inside pages the Star Weekly

Inside pages the Star Weekly
Back Cover of the Star Weekly