Saturday, December 06, 2014
fine antique leatherworker's TOOL BOX- OLD PAINT DECORATED- $127
As one who is hooked on country, boxes most especially, the more primitive the better, you can imagine how excited I was when I discovered this early box in southern Indiana. It is just the right size with the ideal amount of wear – the surface dry and basically undisturbed.
Friday, December 05, 2014
FIFE- scotland county, itti bitty print.
history- a dim conception of kingdom of fife at a period which there is scant records written may be obtained from it's somewhat important archaeological remains. mostly 2 canoes found in the bed of they opposite liudores. the relics of the bos. primigenius, an inhabitant of the primeval forests + the remains of many ancient hill forts- chief of which are at norman law + on the craig of clahard, both in the parish ofabodie- constructed probably anterior to the roman invasion. traces exist in several locations of foundations of circular tent like dwellings noticed by julius caesar in other parts of england as identical w/ those of guals on the continent. the marks of roman OCCUPATION are mostly obliterated by cultivation, but sword blades, spear heads
+ hoards of coins have been found. + vestiges of a # of roman buildings were in existence 100 years ago(1791). traces of roman camps were visible near burnt island + dunfermline, + slight marks of 2 yety remain in carsick at camp farm. at loch ore 100 years ago, outlines of a permanent roman station of strength + occupying a central position between queen ferry + the firth of tay. likely that near this they might attack on the legion, mentioned by tacitus in his 'agricola. earliest inhabitants that certain celtic. + called by the roman's itoresti. uncertain when roman's left, but not there long enough too make many changes to the people, who made frequent incursions into the roman province,
= received from the roman's the name picti, the part of scotland north of the forth, known as pictavia so late as the 8th c. blah blah "kynrick" (kingdom). the 1st trace of the name fife occurs in the old verses ascribed to st columba-fif. bede, says pictavia divided. blah blah frisian. 4th c evidence of danish settlements. on a mound at norris, a complete set of silver armor was discovered in 1817, but MELTED before it could be studied. other relics w/ symbols similar to oldest sculpted stones as at land ores. the standing stones of lundin are 'burial stones of danish chiefs who fell in battle. stones w/ xtian symbols. blah pedestal cross of macduff. monastic foundations. island of inchkolm- cloister, prison, refrectory of an abbey formed in 1213. others similar age. castles-list. manors- list. battle of dalcearrens. blah blah.