Made from a tree between 1st Battle of Trenton King and Queen streets of the American Revolution – Mulberry

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Made from a tree between 1st Battle of Trenton King and Queen streets of the American Revolution – Mulberry

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Handmade item

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wood, 24kt gold finish, cross type refill, turned, Educational material, Historic wood, Mulberry

The first Battle of Trenton was an amazing feat that snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and was the first of three battles that turned the diminishing and retreating colonial forces into an inspiration for the cause of freedom. In old Trenton, King and Queen streets ran nearly parallel but met at a point on a rise overlooking the town. It was at this vertex that Washington set up his cannons. By redirecting these cannons, the Americans could keep the enemy from forming their battle lines on either street. I made this pen from a tree growing between King and Queen streets about where the Hessians tried to form up. This tree is located at 40°13'26.23"N, 74°45'53.49"W. This is registered pen number E;ASE18033.
This pen is a honey brown with a knot passing through the top at an obtuse angle, it is chatoyant throughout so, with a small amount of tipping or turning in the light, patches of wood turn from a medium brown to a reflective light gold in a flash. A previous occupant left an oblong hole which I filled with a green acrylic. It is a twist action Ball Point pen that uses a Cross refill available at any stationary in broad, medium and fine points and three colors. The metal finish is a sealed 24kt gold.
UNIQUE AND RARE
Nature gives each of these a unique design which I have the pleasure to reveal. Because of the source, I can only make so many, so they will remain inherently rare. This pen is invested with historical, educational and inspirational value, it will be a piece of history in your hand to use, show, share and perhaps inspire among colleagues, friends and family.
THIS PEN ENJOYED BY
Teachers, students, and enthusiasts of American, English, and military history. Pen collectors, and collectors and investors in history objects. Anyone who appreciates the unique, or just simple beauty. And of course anyone living or working in and around Trenton New Jersey.
COMES WITH THE PEN
Each pen comes on a nice handmade pillow in a box suitable for display and gift giving (gold with a clear top) and a parchment paper pamphlet with a history of this famous battle, along with the documents described below.
MADE TO BE USEFUL, COLLECTIBLE AND PASSED ON
I make these pens to be used, but they are also meant to be collectible and passed on to succeeding generations or among friends. Therefore, each is given a unique, recorded collectors number. Along with the number I keep 4 high resolution photos for future authentication identification if needed. Smaller versions of these pictures are also sent along with the pen on the accompanying authentication and continuing provenance card. The continuing provenance card is there for each successive owner to sign, and give this pen a continuing history of its own over the years. (Yearly re-gifting of this pen is actually appropriate, as it adds to its own history for future generations.) If you are giving this pen as a gift you should sign the first slot to start its history trail.
To help you find pens from specific historic sites I have put together these links. (contact me if I have run out of what you are looking for.)

Battle of Brandywine - - The largest battle of the American Revolution https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=Brandywine

Battle of Monmouth - The longest single battle of the American Revolution http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Battle+of+Monmouth&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

Battle of Princeton -- The third battle of the Ten Crucial Days that turned the revolutionary war back from certain defeat. The first recorded land battle of the US Marines.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Battle+of+Princeton&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Battle of Trenton (1st) and (2nd) - - The amazing battles of the Ten Crucial Days that turned the revolutionary war back from certain defeat.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Battle+of+Trenton&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Benjamin Franklin Holly - - made from the tree growing next to the final resting place of Benjamin Franklin.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=Benjamin+Franklin+Holly

Benjamin Rush Oak - - from the Oak tree growing next to the final resting place of founding father and signer of the Declaration of Independence Dr. Benjamin Rush.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=Benjamin+Rush+Oak

Christ Church Burial Ground -- Final resting place of 5 signers of the Declaration of Independence, including Benjamin Franklin.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Christ+Church+BG&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

George Clymer -- One of only 6 men who signed both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=George+Clymer&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Harriet Tubman - - American abolitionist, women’s suffragist, humanitarian, Underground Railroad Conductor, cook / nurse / spy / and scout for the United States Army during the Civil War. She was directly involved with the freeing of over 800 slaves, on her own and in the Combahee River Raid, where she was the only woman to lead an armed assault during the Civil War.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=Harriet+Tubman

Mercer Oak -- The famous 300 year old witness tree of the Battle of Princeton.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Mercer+Oak&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Richard Stockton (Morven) - - The only Signer of the Declaration of Independence to be captured and held prisoner by the British.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=Richard+Stockton

Signers Mulberry - - From a the tree growing on the grounds of Summerseat and believed to be the only still living tree planted by a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=Signers+Mulberry

Summerseat - - Home of two signers of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution; George Clymer and the “Financier of the Revolution” Robert Morris, it also served as Washington’s Headquarters, December 1776.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Summerseat&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

The Tennent Oak – Witness tree to the Battle of Monmouth http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=tennent&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

Thomas Paine -- Known as the “Father of the Revolution” for his writings leading to and during the American Revolution.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Thomas+Paine&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Valley Forge -- George Washington’s famous winter encampment where his troops became an Army, capable of standing against the best Europe had to offer.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Valley+Forge&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Washington Crossing – The first act in the Ten Crucial Days that snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in the American Revolution.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Washington+Crossing&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search

William Penn -- Founded the first colony to guarantee the right to a fair trial and freedom of religion - Pennsylvania. Founder and Planer of Philadelphia.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=William+Penn&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

I have collected wood and made pens from several historic sites. (contact me if I have run out of what you are looking for.)
Sites I now have available are:
Battle of Brandywine
Battle of Monmouth
Battle of Princeton
Battle of Trenton (1st)
Battle of Trenton (2nd)
Benjamin Franklin Holly
Benjamin Rush Oak
Christ Church Burial Ground
George Clymer
Harriet Tubman
Mercer Oak ( a witness tree in the Battle of Princeton)
Richard Stockton (Morven)
Signers Mulberry
Summerseat
Tennent Oak ( a witness tree in the Battle of Monmouth)
Thomas Paine
Valley Forge
Washington’s Crossing
William Pen

I will continue to add more.
In the works are:
Fort Mifflin
The Gen. George Meade Maple
And others

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The first Battle of Trenton was an amazing feat that snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and was the first of three battles that turned the diminishing and retreating colonial forces into an inspiration for the cause of freedom. In old Trenton, King and Queen streets ran nearly parallel but met at a point on a rise overlooking the town. It was at this vertex that Washington set up his cannons. By redirecting these cannons, the Americans could keep the enemy from forming their battle lines on either street. I made this pen from a tree growing between King and Queen streets about where the Hessians tried to form up. This tree is located at 40°13'26.23"N, 74°45'53.49"W. This is registered pen number E;ASE18033.
This pen is a honey brown with a knot passing through the top at an obtuse angle, it is chatoyant throughout so, with a small amount of tipping or turning in the light, patches of wood turn from a medium brown to a reflective light gold in a flash. A previous occupant left an oblong hole which I filled with a green acrylic. It is a twist action Ball Point pen that uses a Cross refill available at any stationary in broad, medium and fine points and three colors. The metal finish is a sealed 24kt gold.
UNIQUE AND RARE
Nature gives each of these a unique design which I have the pleasure to reveal. Because of the source, I can only make so many, so they will remain inherently rare. This pen is invested with historical, educational and inspirational value, it will be a piece of history in your hand to use, show, share and perhaps inspire among colleagues, friends and family.
THIS PEN ENJOYED BY
Teachers, students, and enthusiasts of American, English, and military history. Pen collectors, and collectors and investors in history objects. Anyone who appreciates the unique, or just simple beauty. And of course anyone living or working in and around Trenton New Jersey.
COMES WITH THE PEN
Each pen comes on a nice handmade pillow in a box suitable for display and gift giving (gold with a clear top) and a parchment paper pamphlet with a history of this famous battle, along with the documents described below.
MADE TO BE USEFUL, COLLECTIBLE AND PASSED ON
I make these pens to be used, but they are also meant to be collectible and passed on to succeeding generations or among friends. Therefore, each is given a unique, recorded collectors number. Along with the number I keep 4 high resolution photos for future authentication identification if needed. Smaller versions of these pictures are also sent along with the pen on the accompanying authentication and continuing provenance card. The continuing provenance card is there for each successive owner to sign, and give this pen a continuing history of its own over the years. (Yearly re-gifting of this pen is actually appropriate, as it adds to its own history for future generations.) If you are giving this pen as a gift you should sign the first slot to start its history trail.
To help you find pens from specific historic sites I have put together these links. (contact me if I have run out of what you are looking for.)

Battle of Brandywine - - The largest battle of the American Revolution https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=Brandywine

Battle of Monmouth - The longest single battle of the American Revolution http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Battle+of+Monmouth&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

Battle of Princeton -- The third battle of the Ten Crucial Days that turned the revolutionary war back from certain defeat. The first recorded land battle of the US Marines.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Battle+of+Princeton&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Battle of Trenton (1st) and (2nd) - - The amazing battles of the Ten Crucial Days that turned the revolutionary war back from certain defeat.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Battle+of+Trenton&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Benjamin Franklin Holly - - made from the tree growing next to the final resting place of Benjamin Franklin.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=Benjamin+Franklin+Holly

Benjamin Rush Oak - - from the Oak tree growing next to the final resting place of founding father and signer of the Declaration of Independence Dr. Benjamin Rush.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=Benjamin+Rush+Oak

Christ Church Burial Ground -- Final resting place of 5 signers of the Declaration of Independence, including Benjamin Franklin.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Christ+Church+BG&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

George Clymer -- One of only 6 men who signed both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=George+Clymer&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Harriet Tubman - - American abolitionist, women’s suffragist, humanitarian, Underground Railroad Conductor, cook / nurse / spy / and scout for the United States Army during the Civil War. She was directly involved with the freeing of over 800 slaves, on her own and in the Combahee River Raid, where she was the only woman to lead an armed assault during the Civil War.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=Harriet+Tubman

Mercer Oak -- The famous 300 year old witness tree of the Battle of Princeton.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Mercer+Oak&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Richard Stockton (Morven) - - The only Signer of the Declaration of Independence to be captured and held prisoner by the British.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=Richard+Stockton

Signers Mulberry - - From a the tree growing on the grounds of Summerseat and believed to be the only still living tree planted by a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=Signers+Mulberry

Summerseat - - Home of two signers of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution; George Clymer and the “Financier of the Revolution” Robert Morris, it also served as Washington’s Headquarters, December 1776.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Summerseat&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

The Tennent Oak – Witness tree to the Battle of Monmouth http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=tennent&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

Thomas Paine -- Known as the “Father of the Revolution” for his writings leading to and during the American Revolution.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Thomas+Paine&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Valley Forge -- George Washington’s famous winter encampment where his troops became an Army, capable of standing against the best Europe had to offer.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Valley+Forge&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Washington Crossing – The first act in the Ten Crucial Days that snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in the American Revolution.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Washington+Crossing&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search

William Penn -- Founded the first colony to guarantee the right to a fair trial and freedom of religion - Pennsylvania. Founder and Planer of Philadelphia.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=William+Penn&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

I have collected wood and made pens from several historic sites. (contact me if I have run out of what you are looking for.)
Sites I now have available are:
Battle of Brandywine
Battle of Monmouth
Battle of Princeton
Battle of Trenton (1st)
Battle of Trenton (2nd)
Benjamin Franklin Holly
Benjamin Rush Oak
Christ Church Burial Ground
George Clymer
Harriet Tubman
Mercer Oak ( a witness tree in the Battle of Princeton)
Richard Stockton (Morven)
Signers Mulberry
Summerseat
Tennent Oak ( a witness tree in the Battle of Monmouth)
Thomas Paine
Valley Forge
Washington’s Crossing
William Pen

I will continue to add more.
In the works are:
Fort Mifflin
The Gen. George Meade Maple
And others

# 544

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