Wednesday, July 11, 2018

2018 CLA Live Auction: Early 19th Century Bag and Horn Set by Tim Crosby and Marc Hamel


This Virginia style horn and strap is by Tim Crosby.  The horn features screw tips and finial and an antler collar with a horn tip.  The Tim Crosby patch knife has a turned antler handle and a bolster from a recycled pipe axe bowl.  Tim also created the accouterments; a turned pewter powder measure with a turned wooden tip, a horse hair brush  and work hardened copper vent pick, both with turned antler handles.  

The hunting bag is by Marc Hamel. the body is 2-3 oz cowhide and the flap is lined 4-5 oz cowhide.  The styling is early 19th century with an English influence: perhaps from either Virginia, the Carolinas or Savannah.  The cross and sunburst on the flap reflects John 8:12 “I am the light of the world. Whosoever follows Me will never walk in darkness but have the light of life.”  Marc also made the matching knife sheath with scalloped welt.  The buckle and copper accoutrement hanger were provided by Bob Hill.

If you attend the auction take the opportunity to handle this set. It is a great combination of the work of a long time CLA artist, Tim, and a talented new artist, Marc.





For more information on the artist’s and their products you may contact them.

Tim Albert’s contact information is: ccrosby004@columbus.rr.com

Marc Hamel’s contact information is: bodneytower@gmail.com


The Contemporary Longrifle Foundation will have the Live Auction Fundraiser for the Contemporary Longrifle Association at the CLA Annual Meeting on Friday August 17 in Lexington Kentucky.
The CLF live auction takes place at the annual meeting of the CLA in Lexington, Ky on August 17 this year.  The Auction will take place in the Convention Center Exhibit Hall at 5:00 PM.
The CLA meeting and exhibition is for members only, however, non-members have two options.  They may attend and join at the meeting for $20.00 for their first year (with certain restrictions). Non-members may also use the absentee bidding process described on the CLA web currently under the CLF 2017 Auction section.  You also may call the CLA office for details 540-886-6189

Be sure to visit the CLF 2018 Auction website going up on July 15 for extended descriptions of the items and more photographs of each item. 


Text by Tim Crosby with photos by H Ahlers

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