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Blackberry


Sis


Annie
Born: April 9, 2006


Frankie
Born: April 9, 2006


Gilbert
Born: July 3, 1993
Died: Jan. 14, 2006


Toby
Born: Sept. 23, 2002
Died: June 18, 2008


Winston
Born: May 1, 1987
Died: Sept. 9, 2002


Barney


Chicago Shot Tower Trade Card


Chicago Shot Tower Trade Card


1915 DuPont
Fred Gilbert Honor Shoot
Trophy


1907 DuPont
Trapshoot Shoot Trophy


1906 NYAC
Trapshoot Shoot Trophy


1913 Reed & Barton
PSSA State Shoot
Trophy


Indian/Buffalo Nickel (obverse)
1913-1938


American Eagle Silver Dollar
(obverse)
1986-present (one ounce
pure silver) Bullion Coin


Proof
American Eagle Silver Dollar
(obverse)
1986-present (one ounce
pure silver) Bullion Coin


Franklin Half Dollar (obverse)
1948-1963


Barber Half Dollar (obverse)
1892-1915


Large Cent (Braided)
(obverse)
1840-1857


Large Cent (Coronet Head)
(obverse)
1816-1839


Large Cent (Classic Head)
(obverse)
1804-1814


Large Cent (Draped Bust)
(obverse)
1796-1807


Wheat Cent (reverse)
1909-1958


Memorial Cent (reverse)
1959-present


Flying Eagle Cent (obverse)
1856-1858


Two Cent Piece (obverse)
1864-1873


Nickel-Three Cent Piece (reverse)
1865-1889


Flowing Hair Half Dime (obverse)
1794-1795


Caped Bust Five Cents (obverse)
or Half Dime
1829-1837


Seated Liberty Half Dine (obverse)
1837-1873


Shield Five Cents (reverse)
1862-1867


Liberty Head Five Cents (obverse)
1883-1913


Mercury Dime (obverse)
1916-1945


Jefferson Nickel (obverse)
1938-present


Draped Bust Dime (obverse)
1896-1907


Capped Bust Dime (obverse)
1809-1837


Seated Liberty Dime (obverse)
1837-1891


Lincoln Cent (reverse)
Released 2/12/2009


Lincoln Cent (reverse)
Released 5/14/2009


Lincoln Cent (reverse)
Released 8/13/2009


Lincoln Cent (reverse)
Released 11/12/2009


Lincoln Shield Cent (reverse)
Released 2/11/2010
2010-present


Indian Head Cent (obverse)
1859-1909


Colonial Chain Cent (obverse)
First Minted American Coin
Recently sold for $1.36 million
1793 Only


Colonial Chain Cent (reverse)
First Minted American Coin
Recently sold for $1.36 million
1793 Only


Peace Silver Dollar (obverse)
1921-1935


Morgan Silver Dollar (obverse)
1878-1904 (+ 1921)


Carson City
Morgan Silver Dollar (obverse)
 1878-1885.....1889-1893
GSA Holder


Trade Dollars (obverse)
1873-1885


State Quarter (reverse)
1999-2008


Sacagawea Dollar (obverse)
2000-2010

 
Sacagawea Dollar (reverse)
2010


Sacagawea Native (reverse)
Indian Dollar
2009


James Buchanan
Presidential Dollar Coin
Released Aug. 18th, 2010
PA's Only President


Bald Eagle Dollar (obverse)
2008 US Mint
One Ounce Pure Silver
Commemorative


Lincoln Dollar (obverse)
2009 US Mint
One Ounce Pure Silver
Commemorative


Eisenhower Dollar (obverse)
1971-1978


Susan B. Anthony Dollar (obverse)
1979-1981 (+1999)


Walking Liberty Half (reverse)
1916-1947


Washington Quarter (obverse)
1932-present


Saint Gaudens $20.00 Gold
Doubles Eagle
"Most Beautiful Coin Ever Minted"
1907-1933


Indian Head Five Dollar Gold
(obverse) Half Eagle
1908-1929


Indian Head $10.00 Gold (obverse)
Eagle
1907-1933


Turban Head Five Dollar Gold
(obverse) Half Eagle
1795-1807


Liberty Head Five Dollar Gold
(obverse) Half Eagle
1839-1866)


American Buffalo
Fifty Dollar Gold Coin (obverse)
(2005-present)


American Gold Eagle
Fifty Dollar Gold Coin (obverse)
(1986-present)


America The Beautiful
Mt. Hood Quarter (obverse)
(2010)


America The Beautiful
Hot Springs Quarter (obverse)
(2010)


America The Beautiful
Grand Canyon Quarter (obverse)
(2010)


America The Beautiful
Yosemite Quarter (obverse)
(2010)


America The Beautiful
Yellowstone Quarter (obverse)
(2010)


1953 A Star Note
Five Dollar Note (obverse)


1918 Boston Federal Note
One Dollar Note (obverse)


1917 Large Red Seal Note
Two Dollar Note (obverse)


1899 "Chief" (obverse)
Five Dollar Silver Certificate


1901 "Bison"
Ten Dollar Note (obverse)


1907 "Woodchopper"
Five Dollar Note (obverse)


1899 "Black Eagle"
One Dollar Note (obverse)


1917 "Sawhorse"
One Dollar Note (obverse)


1899 "Mini-Porthole"
Two Dollar Note (obverse)


1922 (obverse)
One Hundred Dollar Gold Certificate


1922 (obverse)
Fifty Dollar Gold Certificate


1922 (reverse)
Fifty Dollar Gold Certificate


1922 (reverse)
One Hundred Dollar Gold Certificate


1922 (reverse)
Five Hundred Dollar Gold Certificate


1922 (reverse)
Ten Dollar Gold Certificate


1922 (reverse)
Twenty Dollar Gold Certificate


1896 "Educational"
One Dollar Note (obverse)


1896 "Educational"
Two Dollar Note (obverse)


1896 "Educational"
Five Dollar Note (obverse)


1896 "Educational"
Five Dollar Note (reverse)


1914 Kansas City Fed. Reserve 
Five Dollar Note (reverse)


1914 Cleveland Fed. Reserve Type B
Ten Dollar Note (reverse)


1914 Chicago Fed. Reserve  
Twenty Dollar Note (reverse)


1914 St. Louis Fed. Reserve 
One Hundred Dollar Note (reverse)


1918 "Green Eagle"  
One Dollar Note (reverse)


1918 "Battleship"  
Two Dollar Note (reverse)


1890 "Grand Watermelon"
One Thousand Dollar Note (obverse)
Recently sold for $2,255,000


1905 "Technicolor" (obverse)
Twenty Dollar Gold Note


1863 Lincoln
Ten Dollar Note (obverse)


1929 Fleetwood, PA (obverse)
Twenty Dollar Red Seal


1891 Silver Certificate
Twenty Dollar Note (obverse)


1891 Silver Certificate
Fifty Dollar Note (obverse)
Fifty Silver Dollars


1882 Gold Coin Certificate
Twenty Dollar Note (obverse)


1934 Fed. Reserve Note
Chicago District
Five Thousand Dollar Note (obverse)


CONFEDERATE CURRENCY


1862 Confederate Note
 One Hundred Dollar Note (obverse)


1863 Confederate Note
 Twenty Dollar Note (obverse)


1863 Confederate Note
 Fifty Dollar Note (obverse)


1862 Confederate Note
 Ten Dollar Note (obverse)


1864 Confederate Note
Richmond
 One Dollar Note (obverse)


1864 Confederate Note
Richmond
 Two Dollar Note (obverse)


1864 Confederate Note
Richmond
 Five Dollar Note (obverse)


1864 Confederate Note
Richmond
 Ten Dollar Note (obverse)


1864 Confederate Note
Richmond
 Twenty Dollar Note (obverse)


1864 Confederate Note
Richmond
 Fifty Dollar Note (obverse)


1864 Confederate Note
Richmond
 One Hundred Dollar Note (obverse)


1864 Confederate Note
Richmond
 Five Hundred Dollar Note (obverse)


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What Will it Take?

Arlington Christmas Wreaths

Our American Royalty Live in Style

Gun Control Dishonesty. Read about it here.

   


He attended Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, and went to college at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, where he played as a quarterback all four years. In that position, he set seven school records and was a Division II player of the year nominee in 1994. Sports Illustrated named him a National Player of the Week that season.


 

  "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED."
PERIOD!

Gun Control Dishonesty. Read about it here.


Some of my favorite photographs..

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Bradley with our two great
grand children
Thomas & Stephen

Four Generations of
Hamilton's.



Hillside Farm Azalea
May 21, 2013


Hillside Farm Azalea
May 21, 2013


Clover Blooming
May 21, 2013


Clover Blooming
May 21, 2013


A Look Back

I bought an expensive dinner for these two guys. Had a super time. I asked my self why I would buy dinner at an expensive Tampa Restaurant for two millionaire baseball players. Ron Guidry and Mel Stottlemyre. At least I got to put their World Series rings on my finger and their friendship. They both love hunting, guns and trapshooting. Both are great Conservatives.


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Tree fungus growing on a full size tree somewhere in Ohio
August 2005


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FLEETWOOD HIGH SCHOOL TIGERS BASEBALL
COACH RICHARD HAMILTON 1960-1973
Thirty Five (35) All Berks County Players

Northern Division Champions:
1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970 and 1971
Berks County Champions:
1964, 1966, 1968 and 1970


Ashburn Bunning Schmidt Carlton Roberts

Williamsburg Decorations Workshop
Renningers Antique Mall
Kutztown, PA
December 8, 2013

Richard and his Apple Cone


Judy and her Lemon Cone


Assorted Williamsburg Apple and Lemon Decorations


Apple Cone


Apple Cone

Richard and his Apple Cones

     

Apple Fan, 2007


HAMILTON ANTIQUE HALLOWEEN COLLECTION


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Richard & Judy at Sturbridge Village on July 13, 2011


Judy goes 5 for 5 at the county fair in Oley, PA,
plus a winning flower arrangement. See more.


A TRIBUTE TO TOBY AND WINSTON

On Wednesday evening, June 18th, 2008, Toby, our loveable Ryman English Setter, died. He went peacefully. He was much too young to die. He was like a meteorite in our lives: his 5+  years was a brief, bright presence and now he's gone. We look in the places where he was and he's not there. His big, bright spirit brought a richness to our lives and our hearts - and now leaves us with a deep sadness.

Gray- The entire Hamilton family



Another recently found photo of Winston
dressed in his Santa outfit.



FIVE AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHS





Annie Oakley (left) and Frank Butler (right) 


Moon Over Hillside
Moon  taken at 8:54 PM on October 8, 2006 with my
Canon EOS Rebel 300D Digital SLR Camera and 75-300 mm
Canon zoom lens. The lens was set at 300mm
with a speed of 1/800 second at F/5.6.


History Channel Credits after program "Sharp Shooters."


Thank You from History Channel program "Hands on History; Bullets."

 In the past year I have contributed information and photographs to the History Channel for programs on Hands on History, Production of Bullets and another on Sharpshooters. I have also contributed information and pictures for a book to be published this fall on Sporting Memorabilia being put together by SoldUSA Auctions. I also provided pictures and information for the NRA magazine Outlook, May, 2006 issue. The magazine is devoted to NRA women. I have also provided photographs for Sporting Magazine for an article on Fred Gilbert. I also provided all the information for 2 articles in Trapshooting USA in 2012 and another in 2013.

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Update: I just supplied Federal Ammunition with photographs for a DVD they are developing for in-house sales training. The DVD will not be made available to the public. Recently I also provided a photograph for publication in Shotgun News. 

 


Our newest Family members, Annie (left) and Frank (right)

On Saturday evening, January 14th, 2006, Gilbert died. He went peacefully. He was like a meteorite in our lives: his 12+  years was a brief, bright presence and now he's gone. We look in the places where he was and he's not there. His big, bright spirit brought a richness to our lives and our hearts - and now leaves us with a deep sadness.

- Richard and Judy

OUR THREE CHILDREN

Matthew Hamilton

Kay Lynn Hamilton Bornman

Bradley Hamilton

    


Judy, my wife


KayLynn, my daughter


Jamie, my grand daughter


Mom (Richard)

Deanne, my daughter-in-law

Mom (Judy)

Hamilton Clan  2007


My cousin, HOF pitcher Herb Pennock.



This book was published in 1996
and sold out in several hours at
The Pennsylvania State Shoot. 


This book was never published for
obvious reasons. The same reason
I declined induction into the Fleetwood
HS Sports Hall of Fame.

 

Beat Kay Ohye 50-49 in shootoff.


Won a one round shootoff with 25 straight for title.


Richard, Ray Stafford and Dick Baldwin, 2004 PA State Shoot.


Richard, Mel Stottlemyre, Jean Stottlemyre,
Judy Hamilton and Ron Guidry.


Dick Baldwin, Mel Stottlemyre, Ron Guidry, Richard Hamilton


Collector of sporting and trapshooting memorabilia. Including vintage clay targets, glass target balls, clay target traps, vintage pigeon traps, vintage photographs, shotgun shell boxes, shell box inserts, envelopes, postcards, catalogs, posters, calendars, die cuts, brochures, old books and magazines, trapshooting medals and fobs, old pin backs, contemporary trap shooting pins, old trapshooting trophies, wooden shell crates, vintage shotgun shell reloaders, memorabilia from Winchester, Rem-UMC, Remington, DuPont, Peters, Ithaca, Marlin and many others.




         

         

        


A selection of shell box inserts in my collection.


Who started the game of “glass ball” shooting in the United States is not in doubt. Every historian credits Charles Portlock of Boston as introduced or originating the sport in the year 1866. The first competitive shoots began in 1867 in the Boston area. Unfortunately the game did not have too much success, as the traps used at the time only threw the glass balls straight into the air. Obviously this was not much of a challenge to a shooter who was used to a darting, fast flying pigeon which – when released from its trap – tore off in any direction in order to escape from its temporary prison.

I know of no other type of glass articles, which is as difficult to locate. In seeking them out I have ended up with offers of lightning rod balls, Japanese fishing floats, Christmas tree ornaments, witches' balls, dentists alcohol lamps and even a few bottles. This situation exists because about 99 percent of those people who have a target ball do not know what it really is.

Fortunately, most of them were attractive enough to be kept. Many ended up where lots of people thought they belonged – on Christmas trees.

Trying to research the makers of these items is one of the most difficult tasks of all. A few have patent dates on them, but only a very small amount of these were produce by the patentee. 


Recently I purchased this easel back Winchester die cut advertising the Winchester Junior Trapshooting Outfit. I have never seen one before. The die cut is cardboard and made to display on a sporting goods counter top. The advertisement was made in the very early 1920's.


This DuPont poster, measuring about 38"x271/2", is possibly the only remaining poster. Made in about 1903 it honors two early trapshooting greats. I purchased this poster several years ago and it is the "anchor" of my collection. The two DuPont "shooting stars" are John Garrett and Hall of Famer Fred Gilbert. Gilbert is the greatest pigeon shooter of all time. 

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This US Cartridge poster,  is very rare. Made in 1890 it honors 75 early trapshooting stars. I purchased this twice, selling it once than several years later I reacquired the poster. 


Below are several examples from my collection of colorful envelopes from gun and powder companies. Most envelopes are just as colorful on the reverse side. Today the few remaining covers are highly sought by collectors. 

      

      

      

      

      


Below are several examples trapshooting scorecards from my collection. These cards were popular forms of small advertising. They were made by most gun and powder companies.


Done after printing as part of the finishing process, die cuts are areas of an advertisement that are partially or completely cut, shaped, or cut-out in a variety of shapes. The die cut is almost on heavy cardboard with an easel back. The die is a steel blade used to punch out the desired shape. Colorful sporting die cuts are very collectable and highly sought.


The first two towers were in Philadelphia (Sparks Shot Tower) in 1808 and the Jackson Ferry Tower in Wytheville, Virginia in 1807. Both these towers produced shot and bullets for the War of 1812. The Sparks Shot Tower in Philadelphia is the first "smoke stack" type tower in America. Most of the Jackson Ferry Tower in Virginia is underground. The Sparks and Jackson Ferry towers  still stand. I visited both several years ago. Below are bags and salesmen's samples from Tatham's Shot Tower in New York, Colliers Shot Tower in St. Louis and The Globe Shot Tower, also in Philadelphia.

 

Three very rare shot tower relics from the 1800's

Globe Salesmen's Shot Samples

Tatham's Salesmen's Shot Samples

Collier's Salesmen's Shot Samples

 

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