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Posted 5 years ago


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Anyone got any ideas,,,,,,,this box says voc 1735 on the main metal part, slight crack at one of the studs,,,,I read up on voc,,you think this came from a ship??

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  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    If you read up on it, then you know that it is the Dutch East Indies Co.. Beautiful item & wish I had it since I live in dutch territory.
  2. nelliedean, 5 years ago
    thank you blunderbuss,,,,,,,,i just wondered was it real??? how can i tell??
  3. nelliedean, 5 years ago
    still need help though x
  4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    Sure looks real. There were varying emblems usually with a crown over the shield & sometimes several wavy lines across the bottom to represent water. If real, it is a fine prize. The West Indian counterpart was VGC, shorter lived & so more rare.
  5. nelliedean, 5 years ago
    thank you soooo much,,,,,,,,i still wonder if there are reproductions although it seems really old!!!
  6. nelliedean, 5 years ago
    are there people who are experts in this stuff on here, do you think???
  7. nelliedean, 5 years ago
    help,,,,,,,,i dont actually mean to be rude (i,m scottish) but been researching for weeks
  8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    I need to correct myself. I was thinking about the rampant lion emblem when I added the part about the crown & waves. The VOC often stood alone or in shield. The VOC went bankrupt right after 1800 about 1803 as I remember. Haven't heard of reproductions but that doesn't really mean anything as anything of value is often counterfeited.
  9. nelliedean, 5 years ago
    i found this one,,,,,,,,,
  10. nelliedean, 5 years ago
    it,s kinda like it,,or is that just wishful thinking?
  11. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    Maybe you have the real thing! Many modern showings of the VOC usually don't give the cant to the "O" & "C" in relation to the V. Still doesn't prove anything of course. Since you interest is up, you might want to check out a youtube thing on recovery of items from the wreck of VOC ship Rooswijk.
  12. nelliedean, 5 years ago
    ty blunderbuss2 x
  13. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
    This is one of those situations where it is hard to tell age from a picture. It looks like it has been refinished so the original look may have been altered. Also, can you tell if the shields and corner pieces are of a thicker silver or do they appear to be thin stamped out tin? The brass rivets appear to have good age to them. Perhaps a picture of the inside would help.
  14. nelliedean, 5 years ago
    Ty trunkman,I,m not sure if they are thicker or the stamped out tin, I took more pics including the insise and what sounds like the lion rampant, crown, waves thing, just dont know how to put them here to show you x
  15. nelliedean, 5 years ago
    I think i,ve worked it out, the pics thing x

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