Whoa! You can't buy your own item.

Made from a tree at site of the famous Christmas crossing at historic Washington Crossing – Oak

Made from a tree at site of the famous Christmas crossing at historic Washington Crossing – Oak

Ask a question

$29.00

Rare find — there's only 1 of these in stock.

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood, 24kt gold finish, cross type refill, turned, Educational material, Historic wood, Oak
  • Gift message available
This shop accepts Etsy gift cards

Shipping & returns

Get it fast! Ready to ship in 1–2 business days.
From United States
Returns and exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy

Description

I made this pen from an Oak tree growing near the spot where Washington’s men, horses, and cannon were loading into boats to cross the dangerous ice filled Delaware river on that famous Christmas night, in preparation for the successful surprise attack in the 1st Battle of Trenton. This led to the Ten Crucial Days that rekindled the struggle of the failing American Revolution. This tree is located at 40°17'47.84"N, 74°52'24.01"W. This is registered pen number I;ASE18092.
This pen is a darkish brown, with classic Oak grain. 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, or 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 in the Chadds Ford aria.
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 crossing, 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
# 573
I made this pen from an Oak tree growing near the spot where Washington’s men, horses, and cannon were loading into boats to cross the dangerous ice filled Delaware river on that famous Christmas night, in preparation for the successful surprise attack in the 1st Battle of Trenton. This led to the Ten Crucial Days that rekindled the struggle of the failing American Revolution. This tree is located at 40°17'47.84"N, 74°52'24.01"W. This is registered pen number I;ASE18092.
This pen is a darkish brown, with classic Oak grain. 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, or 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 in the Chadds Ford aria.
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 crossing, 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
# 573

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(102)

Payment options

Secure options
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Etsy keeps your payment information secure. Etsy shops never receive your credit card information.
Other options
Etsy can't guarantee the security of these options. For details on how to pay with these methods, contact me.
  • Money Order
  • Check

Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Contact me within: 60 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 90 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

You may also like

What’s wrong with this listing?

The first thing you should do is contact the seller directly.

If you’ve already done that, your item hasn’t arrived, or it’s not as described, you can report that to Etsy by opening a case.

Report a problem with an order

We take intellectual property concerns very seriously, but many of these problems can be resolved directly by the parties involved. We suggest contacting the seller directly to respectfully share your concerns.

If you’d like to file an allegation of infringement, you’ll need to follow the process described in our Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy.

Review how we define handmade, vintage and supplies

See a list of prohibited items and materials

Read our mature content policy

The item for sale is…