Homes of eBay 3: Musket Ball

Data collection returned 61 listings for Musket Ball (many are multiple lots though). At the end of November 2014, the PAS contained 1808 examples. So, in a month, eBay lists material equivalent to 3.4% of the PAS and would take 2.5 years to sell the same amount.

8 BRITISH CIVIL WAR PERIOD LEAD MUSKET BALLS DETECTING DETECTOR FINDS

8 BRITISH CIVIL WAR PERIOD LEAD MUSKET BALLS DETECTING DETECTOR FINDS

13 OLD MUSKET BALLS

13 OLD MUSKET BALLS

22 MUSKETS BALLS FROM yorkshire 20mm DOWN TO 5mm METAL DETECTING FINDS

22 MUSKETS BALLS FROM yorkshire 20mm DOWN TO 5mm METAL DETECTING FINDS

25 CIVIL WAR MUSKET BALLS

25 CIVIL WAR MUSKET BALLS

50 MUSKETS BALLS - all from ESSEX  18 mm    6 mm approx. METAL DETECTING FINDS

50 MUSKETS BALLS – all from ESSEX 18 mm 6 mm approx. METAL DETECTING FINDS

1640s ~ excellent 10 x Charles I English Civil War musket balls (Arundel Castle)

1640s ~ excellent 10 x Charles I English Civil War musket balls (Arundel Castle)

1715 Fleet Shipwreck Musket Balls Split Shot Minnie Ball Found By Lou Ullian

1715 Fleet Shipwreck Musket Balls Split Shot Minnie Ball Found By Lou Ullian

1715 TREASURE FLEET'S CABIN WRECK MUSKET BALLS

1715 TREASURE FLEET’S CABIN WRECK MUSKET BALLS

ANTIQUE JAPANESE MUSKET BALLS OR GRAPE SHOT-16th-17th century

ANTIQUE JAPANESE MUSKET BALLS OR GRAPE SHOT-16th-17th century

Collectable dug old English Musket Balls Lead pistol Shot x 6 - 16mm Diameter

Collectable dug old English Musket Balls Lead pistol Shot x 6 – 16mm Diameter

DUG LARGE LOT OF MISC ANCIENT ROMAN LEAD ARTIFACTS & TOKENS MUSKET BALLS

DUG LARGE LOT OF MISC ANCIENT ROMAN LEAD ARTIFACTS & TOKENS MUSKET BALLS

English Civil War Lead Musket & Pistol Balls

English Civil War Lead Musket & Pistol Balls

English Civil War Lead Musket Ball - Oxfordshire Found

English Civil War Lead Musket Ball – Oxfordshire Found

Fantastic lot 10 lead Musket Balls Napoleonic Wars 1811

Fantastic lot 10 lead Musket Balls Napoleonic Wars 1811

Flintlock Double Musket Ball from 1758  HMS Invincible ShipWreck

Flintlock Double Musket Ball from 1758 HMS Invincible ShipWreck

Lead Musket ball  Gun Powder Measure Civil war battle metal detecting detector

Lead Musket ball Gun Powder Measure Civil war battle metal detecting detector

Lot of 15 musket balls from Amsterdam 18th century

Lot of 15 musket balls from Amsterdam 18th century

metal detecting find old musket balls and other iten mixed lot

metal detecting find old musket balls and other iten mixed lot

Metal detecting finds buttons buckles seals badges metal detector musket balls

Metal detecting finds buttons buckles seals badges metal detector musket balls

Metal detecting finds coins seals  metal detector musket balls

Metal detecting finds coins seals metal detector musket balls

metal detecting finds job lot large musket balls

metal detecting finds job lot large musket balls

Musket  Flintlock pistol balls

Musket Flintlock pistol balls

MUSKET BALLS & 19th CENTURY LEAD BULLETS

MUSKET BALLS & 19th CENTURY LEAD BULLETS

Musket Balls Bullets Detecting Finds From Kent

Musket Balls Bullets Detecting Finds From Kent

Musket balls metal detecting find

Musket balls metal detecting find

musket balls Metal Detecting Finds Norfolk

musket balls various lead shot x 55-uncleaned british metal detecting finds

musket balls various lead shot x 55-uncleaned british metal detecting finds

Musket balls

Musket balls

Spanish Musket Ball From The Atocha Treasure Galleon Mel Fisher Free Shipping

Spanish Musket Ball From The Atocha Treasure Galleon Mel Fisher Free Shipping

Two Musket balls metal detector finds

Two Musket balls metal detector finds

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3 thoughts on “Homes of eBay 3: Musket Ball

  1. This is an incredibly interesting approach, all sorts of jumbled ideas about sites of musket engagement sites whirling round with the cult of collecting and cottage industry at this end…

  2. Really interesting idea, but have you had anyone question whether it is an invasion of privacy to post these pictures? How are you dealing with anonymising the houses that you are showing?

    • Hi Suzie. All of the pictures are screen-grabs from Google Maps, cropped to exclude any information that would identify specific locations. I also chose to not connect these images directly with sellers’ user names (or, in fact, to even record user names) so hopefully it’s not an invasion of privacy as not even I have any idea who these people are. Interestingly, only about two-thirds of listings include postcode information, it must be optional.

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