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This particular Rem-UMC box is pretty old, I believe, and in very good condition. One of my favorites.
Peters boxes, circa 1970s
Even the last boxes produced with the Peters brand name on them have an old-school feel which I like.
Little bit of everything
American Eagle, Federal, Gambles, Hiawatha, C-I-L Imperial, Revelation, Sears/J.C. Higgins, Mallard, Wards Red Head, and Tru-Test.
I've not had time to do much of this, but here are some examples of various skulls I've added a little artistic touch to. It's my opinion that sometimes "less is more" in this venture. My best efforts have involved black, white, and maybe one additional color.
Wooden Ammo Boxes...
I've always been interested in the history of hunting and one of the hobbies I've pursued since I was a kid was collecting wooden ammo boxes. With about 100 different boxes in my collection, it will take a while to document them here, but here's a start. As with the paper boxes, I've taken much of my historical information from 'The Shotshell in the United States' by Richard J. Iverson (1988), as well as well as 'Shotgun Shells' by Frank H. Stewart (1969). Note: I am still interested in these boxes and willing to buy or trade.
Since a young child, I've collected paper shotgun shells, their boxes, and the old wooden crates they used to come in. It's a fascinating hobby which combines my love for the history of a bygone erea, and the allure of the forests, fields and streams. Any technical information in the captions probably came from 'The Shotshell in the United States' by Richard J. Iverson. And yes, I am still interested in adding to my collection by buying or trading.
More to come when I have time...
The rest of the story
"Tree Blaze from the first Land Survey in the Black Hills of South Dakota in 1876. Found by L.W. Sexton in 1931." You want to hazard a guess who was doing a "land survey" in the Black Hills in 1876? General George Armstrong Custer. Yeah, that guy.
I found this extremely cool decoy in the mid-1970s submerged in a marsh near Clearwater, NE. Unfortunately it was waterlogged and when I picked it up by the head, it broke off. I've reattached it, and it is clearly original paint. Hollow construction appears to be very thin paper or wood stretched over a light wire frame. Anyone with information on this style of decoy I'd also be interested in.
Years of being a pack rat pay off when it comes to story time with all kinds of little oddities picked up over the years. Just beginning on this one, but here's a start.