Featured nice wood moose box

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by charlie cheswick, Feb 21, 2024.

  1. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    i folks

    found this today in our local charity shop, for the price of a pint of milk

    it looks all hand made and sports some beautiful looking woods

    would think it was made yesterday, maybe canadian ?

    not sure if it has a specific use, maybe just a trinket

    any help on a maker would be great

    its missing the plug that secures it tight :(

    any info appreciated

    moose1.jpg moose5.jpg moose9.jpg moose12.jpg moose18.jpg moose21.jpg moose22.jpg moose24.jpg moose17.jpg
  2. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    It's a puzzle box.... https://www.google.com/search?clien...Hd5ACXIQ0pQJegQICxAB&biw=1169&bih=610&dpr=1.3
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  3. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

  4. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    im surprised they are that cheap, suppose they could vary in standards
  5. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Yep Charlie-My thought,looks like a heck a lot of skill goes into the crafting.
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  6. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    nice woods as well, wonder what that dark brown and black wood is

    gather the wallmart ones have gotta be mass produced to sell them that cheap, with all the work it must take
  7. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Perhaps a signature somewhere on it ?
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  8. Mike Mac Dnald

    Mike Mac Dnald Active Member

  9. Mike Mac Dnald

    Mike Mac Dnald Active Member

    My 1st post! The background behind the moose is the state of Michigan.
  10. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    1st post and he's helping already :). thanks Mike
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  11. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Michigan? I don't think so.
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  12. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Charlie i'm rooting for you,Mike & especially this little guy in Mooseheart,ILL.
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  13. Mike Mac Dnald

    Mike Mac Dnald Active Member

    Most definitely Michigan. You have the Toledo strip bottom right. The correct shorelines for Lake Michigan left, Lake Huron right. Upper left, you have the Grand Traverse Bay. The highest point of the lower peninsula matches where the Mackinaw bridge would be. And, the thumb does jut out, just not as much as it should.
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  14. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

  15. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Charlie and his Moose box are in England so I doubt that whether it resembles Michigan or not will make a difference.
  16. Marote

    Marote Well-Known Member

  17. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    Lower peninsula of Michigan:

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