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IMPORTANT NOTE: I do not buy, sell or appraise nautical items. For those services, please contact the "Dealers" listed below. Thank you.

Mark V - Real or Repro, (diving helmet reproductions)
Scrimshaw - Real or Repro? (14K text, 3K jpeg thumbnails)
  Code Breaking and Secret Weapons in World War II (Index: 3K Text)
Close-up photos of an Abwehr Enigma machine
Nautical Antiques Auction Results, with prices realized. (3K text, 15K jpeg thumbnails)
The Evolution of the Sextant (32K text, 22K jpeg thumbnails)

Dealers in nautical antiques
Historic Ships and Nautical Museums websites links.
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Nautical Dealers

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Antiques of the Sea, 16811 Pacific Coast Hwy., Sunset Beach CA 90742, (562) 592-1752, or  email.. Large selection of all sorts of genuine and repro nautical antiques. You name it, we have it!

Stanley London offers fine reproductions sextants, compasses, optics and swords. Many models are available. 

Steamship Salvors offers genuine marine lighting, furniture, equipment and miscellaneous fittings.

Martifacts offers an extensive line of genuine nautical antiques, deck lights and decorative nautical items shown in their online catalog.

Brass 'n Bounty, located in Marblehead, MA specializes in nautical antiques and antique lighting, Chelsea clocks, telescopes, navigation lights, binnacles and other types of yachting items.

Ships Store carries both genuine and reproduction nautical antiques, gifts and decorations. Their web site is primarily devoted to repros; email them for information on genuine items.

Nautical Antiques Ltd., genuine nautical antiques only, many one of a kind, located in Dallas, Texas.

Nautical Charts  Offers a large collection of W.W.II navigational charts used during W.W.II. Some charts are date stamped with dates between 1936-1946 and are marked restricted.Prices from $25 to $150.

Lighthouse Marine & S.O.S. Nautical Antiques A full-service chandlery, St. Thomas, USVI and SOS (Shipwrecker's Ocean Salvage) for coins, nautical antiques and shipwreck salvage.

West Sea Company, 2495 Congress St., San Diego CA 92110. (619) 296-5356, FAX: (619) 296-1097. A large selection of genuine nautical antiques, featuring an on-line catalog.

Jonesport Nautical Antiques, Cogswell & Main St., Box 401, Jonesport, ME 04649 tel: (207) 497-5655 Nautical Antiques, Binnacles, Bells, life rings and a line of nautical reproductions of: sextants, telescopes, and compasses

ShipShape is a mail order business dealing in "antique" ocean liner memorabilia and collectibles, especially items from ships built before the modern cruise era (1970). For more information email.

Andrew Jacobson Marine Antiques, PO Box 2155, S. Hamilton MA 01982 carries an extensive collection of vintage marine photos and negatives, ship models, marine art, instruments, memorabilia, books, scrimshaw, whaling, and more.
Gallery: 161 Bay Road. S. Hamilton MA (by appointment only).
Phone:(978) 468-6151) or email.

Shop photo The Cargo Net, PO Box 369, Put-in-Bay OH 43456 (419) 285-4231. One of the largest collections of marine antiques in the country! Phone for appointment. Summer "seasonal", 12:00-5:00 daily. Closed Tuesdays. (Click on thumbnail for color jpeg image, 173K).

Seafarer, Ltd., Genuine nautical antiques and reproduction decor items.

Lighthouse Items: Kenrick A. Claflin & Son Nautical Antiques (Jim Claflin), 30 Hudson St., Northborough MA 01532-1922, (508) 393-9814. Lighthouse and Life-Saving Service, Revenue Marine and Coast Guard antiques and memorabilia. New catalogue ($2.00 including postage) every 8 weeks. email

Books and Memorabilia: Large maritime research library and collection of maritime memorabilia for sale; pins, badges, cap badges, awards and documents. Ian A. Millar, 1806 Bantry Trail, Kernersville NC 27284-4306, or email.

Marine Books: Armchair Sailor, with over 37,000 marine books, videos, charts & sailing software, which may be ordered on line, with a user-friendly search engine. 543 Thames St., Newport RI 02840, email, Phone (401) 847-4252, or 24 hour FAX (401) 847-1219, accepting all major credit cards.

Reproductions: Fountainhead Exports has been an exporter of nautical instruments and nautical antique reproductions since 1973, and is currently a Government Recognised Export House.

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Related Topics

Imperium Neptuni Regis, a well-designed and illustrated site covering crossing the equator ceremonies. Lavishly illustrated.

 CSX Anchorage, a tour of the container ship, including shots of the engine room and machinery plus overhauling some item. Well illustrated.

Why, Oh God, Why?, The inhuman brutality in the Warsaw Ghetto during Nazi occupation, based on damaged pages of Halina Gorcewicz, translated by Jerzy Klinger. 35 chapters . Don't read this if you have a weak stomach. 

German Defensive  installations in Holland during WWII. Many images of bunkers and armaments. Currently, the text is in Dutch, but will be translated into English soon. Meanwhile, enjoy the photos if you don't speak Dutch.

Ocean Liner Cutaways sells renditions of  ships "sliced in half" lengthways, showing the various compartments, etc. 

Nautical Research Guild, Inc., A non-profit organization for serious ship modelers, including detailed information on ships and maritime history.

Finally! A bulletin board/chat room for collectors of nautical antiques in Yahoo! Clubs ! There are only a few members there now, but join up, and make it a real meeting place!

SEARCH ENGINE: Looking for something? Forget about Yahoo, Webcrawler, etc. Try Northern Lights!!! Enter only the 3 words of a song lyric and they will give you the title, its source, and where to buy it! A great resource!

LIFESAVING: U. S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association, dedicated to the preservation of life-saving stations and early coast guard lifeboat stations.

MARITIME LINKS: Captain's list of Maritime, Merchant Marine, Ship and Nautical links.

NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGY: The Institute of Maritime History supports research projects in Maine and Kingstown, St. Vincent. The exploration and documentation of archaelogical remains at these sites is described in depth on their website.

MAGAZINE: Maritime Museum News A monthly magazine with goings-on at maritime museums and museum ships. $12/year from Cubberly & Shaw, PO Box 607, Groton, MA 01450-0607, or e-mail them for a free sample issue.

NAUTICAL LINKS: Maritime History Virtual Archives, a large compendium of links to historical and nautical archaeology sites.

DIVING MAGAZINE: Underwater. Although published for the commercial diver, there are many interesting and sometimes hair-raising stories of salvage dives. An archive of previous articles includes one on the MARK V diving helmet.

DIVING ANTIQUES: Historical Diving Society, which publishes Historical Diver magazine.

COLLECTIBLES GUIDE: An online Antiques and Collectibles Guide.

ANTIQUES MAGAZINE: Maine Antique Digest, a monthly in-print and on-line magazine covering antiques (including nautical), art (including marine) auctions, and more.

SHIP MODELS: Nautical Research Guild, model shipbuilding and nautical history.

ANTIQUE OUTBOARDS: Antique Outboard Motor Club, all sorts of info about antique outboard motors.

MAGAZINE: Sea Classics, a magazine with tales of ships, men, battles throughout the years, from Challenge Publications which also publish other magazines. (Click on "Select a magazine".)

NAUTICAL LINKS: Monster list of nautical, ship and shipbuilding links.

Moby Dick or the Whale, by Herman Melville, 1851. The complete text, all 130+ chapters of this classic struggle of good versus evil.

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