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 Post subject: Coconut Canteen
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:06 am 
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Anybody heard of/seen these before? Authentic?
http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-ANTIQUE-18THC-REVOLUTIONARY-WAR-COCONUT-CANTEEN_W0QQitemZ290534251732QQcategoryZ10951QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%252BC%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D10%26pmod%3D250763317116%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D7143687363242537676#ht_500wt_1156

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 Post subject: Re: Coconut Canteen
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:55 am 
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There is one in Newmans Collectors guide to the American revolution. I don't know how early they go. Haven't seen one with a pewter top before. Something like that is really hard to date I would think. Obviously if you have access to a coconut you can make a canteen or cup.

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 Post subject: Re: Coconut Canteen
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:39 am 
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Coconut cup references turn up from the medieval period onwards, with a bit more popularity in the 16/1tthC and a revival in the late Victorian period. Gareth has not long since finished making a coconut cup with solid silver fittings, I'll try to get a picture of it.

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