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Irish Pewter Compass
Irish Pewter Compass
(Based on 12 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Historic Collectibles
The history of pewter-casting in Ireland dates back more than 800 years, where it was first found in the castles and manors of wealthy patrons. This functional pewter-finished compass is decorated with a hand-etched Celtic design inspired by the elaborate illustrations found in the eighth-century Book of Kells. Made in County Westmeath in central Ireland, near the shores of Lough Derravaragh. Includes a woven strap and belt clip.
$39.00
$29.99
National Geographic Shut the Box Game
National Geographic Shut the Box Game
(Based on 32 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Historic Collectibles
After their sails were still for the night, Norman mariners would get out their dice and play Shut-the-Box. The simple and addictive game made its way around the world as trade increased among Europe, Africa, and China, and it remains especially popular in the U.K. today. Roll the dice and lay down any combination of tiles to match your roll. Keep rolling until you can't match your roll on the remaining tiles. Low score wins; lay down all the tiles and you've shut the box. Easy to learn and hard to stop playing, this handsome antiqued edition features an Old World look, wooden box, and wooden dice and tiles.
$35.00
Terra-cotta Chinese Warriors - Set of 4
Terra-cotta Chinese Warriors - Set of 4
(Based on 27 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Historic Collectibles

In 1974, the vast burial chamber of third-century Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang was discovered by farmers in the north-central Shaanxi Province. It contained more than 7,000 life-size terra-cotta warriors. This set of four handcrafted miniature terra-cotta models of classic poses general, soldier, and archer arrives in a black silk gift box. The National Geographic Museum is sponsoring an exhibition of Qin warriors and other burial artifacts in fall 2009.


$39.00
British Sopwith Camel Model Plane
British Sopwith Camel Model Plane
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Historic Collectibles
Handmade with silk canvas over a wooden frame, this model captures a piece of military history and celebrates the fighter plane that eventually brought down Germany's most feared pilot, the Red Baron. There are only seven original Sopwith Camels still in existence, on display at aviation museums in such diverse places as Little Rock, Arkansas, and Krakow, Poland.
$149.00
Scottish Sgian Dubh
Scottish Sgian Dubh
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Historic Collectibles

The sgian dubh (pronounced skeen doo) is a small ornamental knife traditionally tucked into the stocking of a Scottish Highlander when he’s dressed in full regalia. Ours is made in Scotland with a stainless steel blade and a handle crafted from naturally shed stag horn with a walnut backing. Leather sheath. Blade is shipped blunt for safety.


$99.00