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Unique Historical Gifts

 

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
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
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
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
Pendleton National Park Blankets
Pendleton National Park Blankets
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

Pendleton Woolen Mills has created distinctive blankets honoring America’s National Parks since the early 1900s. Each blanket has unique historic designs and colors that date back to frontier trading posts. The original blankets had 3, 4, or 5 black stripes incorporated in the design, which indicated the value. Fur trappers would bring their catch to the trading posts, and traders would hold up fingers to indicate the weight of the blanket in pounds that they were willing to trade for the trapper’s goods.


Available styles: Grand Canyon, Glacier Park, Yellowstone
$199.00