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Historic Revolutionary War powder horn up for auction

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This important powder horn will be offered in James D. Julia's 3-Day Winter Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction set for Feb. 3-5. 

On Feb. 4, a number of Revolutionary War era objects will be offered. Most notable is the powder horn once belonging to Oliver Buttrick. Buttrick was one of the minutemen who stood their ground in Concord, Mass., on April 19, 1775. In addition to Oliver there were six other Buttricks, including his uncle, Major John Buttrick, who led the advance at the North Bridge and faced the might of the British Empire. The Militia, alerted by Paul Revere and others, mustered at the Concord Bridge to confront the British and in this historic engagement bullets flew, hence the "shot heard round the world." Thus commenced the military actions against the British Empire which eventually led to this country's freedom.

This relic, the personal powder horn of Oliver Buttrick is believed to be the only Colonial artifact from the historic engagement that has surfaced in decades. The sale will also include numerous other Revolutionary War period items, many of which came from the estate of the Late Siro R. Toffolon who was a well-known collector of 18th Century Furniture, Clocks, Artifacts and Revolutionary War objects.

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More details on the sale can be had by visiting for a complete online catalog. Full color catalogs also available by calling 207-453-7125, or e-mail

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