My oldest would be this sword stand for Katana's made from Sika deer antlers. Okinawa, ca. 19th century. Would be nice to see some swords on it, might have to remedy that soon.
This is so fascinating!!!
My oldest item is a so-called "Marschzirkel". It was used by cavalry units in order to find out how long the march from point A to point B would take. It could be used for maps in two different scales.
I have never seen it elsewhere. I could only find out the patent which is dated 1891.
Here is a Krieger ver cross from the 1870 Prussian war from the city of HEYEN.
Issued to veterans on the 27 may 1902
Heyen is a municipality in the district of Holzminden, in Lower Saxony, Germany.
My daughter was born on the 27 may
This thread has a wonderful assortment of antiques to take in.
Well it's not in my personal collection. It belongs to my uncle, brought back by my grandad. I guess you could say its more of a family collection piece. And since the family has had it since the 40's, I would consider it the oldest piece.