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    Posted 3 years ago

    Goodyshots
    (3 items)

    Helll again,
    I found this one at a yard sale and was able to get a little bit of info on it but not much. There is a peephole when you look through it you can see a guy (I assume Adolphus?) and the words made in France. Any idea on the history or what it’s worth ?

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    1. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Looks like you might have a Stanhope in the knife. Take a look at my posting of an original 1890 version of the knife and see if the image is the same (or similar): https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/138013-1890s-enameled-anheuser-busch-corkscrew

      However, I suspect yours is a much later production piece because of the blade maker name (SCHRADE, NY as opposed to KASTOR & CO., OHLIGS GERMANY) and inset coloring doesn't appear to be enamel. Refer to this article: http://www.stanhopemicroworks.com/blog2-anheuser-busch-stanhope-pocketknife.html In the article, the appraised 1958 knives are marked "Germany".

      Another article describes a number of variations of this knife and other interesting info: http://www.stanhopemicroworks.com/Stanhopeless-No-More.html

      Anyhow, a knife collector should be able to shed some light on your knife.
    2. Goodyshots, 3 years ago
      The picture is the same except he is facing the other way in mine. Thank you for the two articles they shed a lot of light. Looking like it might be one of the ones pulled from the safe before demolition.
    3. UncleRon UncleRon, 3 years ago
      There are many variations of the Schrade tang stamp. The one on your knife was used from 1946 to 1973. What was made in France was the Stanhope lens. Your knife appears to be in at least near-mint condition. These knives have decreased in value in recent years as the internet has brought many more to the market than collectors realized were available. It should be worth about $200-250 but some sellers ask far more.
      Here's a hint: take a small wisp of cotton, moisten it, and pinch it hard between two layers of towel to remove all moisture. Wrap it around the end of a toothpick, making a tiny Q-tip. Gently wipe the ends of the lens with it, replacing the cotton as soon as any dirt shows on it. It will make the image much clearer and brighter.
    4. Goodyshots, 3 years ago
      Thanks UncleRon!

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