THIS IS A "CDB" - A BOOK ON A CD. IT HAS BEEN SCANNED PAGE BY PAGE INTO DIGITAL FORMAT AND RECORDED ON A CD. IT CONTAINS ALL OF THE INFORMATION EXACTLY AS IT APPEARS IN THE BOOK , PAGE BY PAGE. THIS IS A PROFESSIONAL TRANSFER OF THE INFORMATION AND IS READABLE BY COMPUTER. WITH TODAY'S HDTV SETS YOU CAN ATTACH YOUR COMPUTER TO THE TV AND READ THE BOOK WALL SIZE IF YOU LIKE.******************************NOTE WELL************************** ADOBE 8 READER REQUIRED TO OPEN THE CLICK TO FIND SEARCH PROGRAM. ADOBE 9 WITH OPEN THE FILE BUT NOT THE CLICK PROGRAM.************************************** IN 50+ YEARS OF COLLECTING AMMUNITION THE MOST FREQUENT SINGLE QUESTION ASKED OF ME HAS BEEN "WHAT IS THIS WORTH"? THIS QUESTION IS A SOPHISTICATED FORM OF BEGGING WHERE IN THE QUESTIONER SOLICITS THE KNOWLEDGE BASED UPON EXPERIENCE OF ANOTHER WITHOUT COMPENSATION. THIS IS A COMMON PRACTICE. COLLECTING WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE VALUE OF THE ITEMS COLLECTED IS A CONSTANT WASTE OF MONEY AND THE WAY IN WHICH THE "NEW GUYS" PAY THE WAY for the EXPERIENCED COLLECTORS. THIS REFERENCE IS THE ONLY AVAILABLE PHOTO PUBLICATION WHICH PROVIDES ACTUAL CASH SALE VALUES FOR THOUSANDS OF ITEMS. IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE VALUE OF YOUR ITEMS YOU ARE THE BIGGEST LOSER. The Buttweiler Archive Collection HUNDREDS OF COLLECTORS CARTRIDGE FOUND IN NO OTHER REFERENCE- ALL PHOTOGRAPHED, DESCRIBED, MEASURED,VALUE ESTIMATED AND FINAL PRICE REALIZED ! 36 CATALOGUES , THOUSANDS OF RARE,SUPER RARE AND UNIQUE AMMUNITION SPECIMENS. THE CREME DE LA CREME FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF COLLECTING. The Buttweiler Archive Collection Now On CD! For an 18 year period from 1983 through 1999, every serious cartridge collector in the U.S. and many worldwide waited with warm anticipation for the mailman to bring a large envelope marked “Robert T. Buttweiler LTD”. It was the golden age of cartridge collecting and RTB was the principal prospector. From “enfant terrible” to the presidency of the world’s greatest ammunition collecting association, no person has had more effect on the world of ammunition collecting that Robert T. Buttweiler. When I met RTB at the Chicago show in 1983 where he was obtaining consignment for his first auction and heard that he planned to make a living doing auction, I was not a believer. I was wrong. In a very short time he established a high benchmark for quality auctions, professional catalogue presentations, and a steady stream of previously unknown rarities of the world. For nearly two decades those fat RTB catalogues were the events of note. In 1999, RTB moved on to new interests and the ammunition collecting world would never be the same. NOW Buttweiler is back! All of the long out of print catalogues with their prices realized sheets are available to everyone on ONE CD !… thousands of rarities photographed, identified, estimated, and with prices realized. Twenty thousand plus cartridges for collectors! AND The Witzel index to the Buttweiler archive collection is included! That’s right. John Witzel, master indexer, provides a key to research which opens the entire archive to ready reference. (If you are a cartridge collector and do not have a computer: Get One!) There are more rare and valuable references to come on CD. JOHN WITZEL'S INDEX TURNS A PILE OF CATALOGUES INTO A QUICK REFERENCE TOOL. HE ALSO INDEXED OUR FIRST 20 AUCTIONS MAKING THE HUNDREDS OF HOURS OF VIDEO TAPES OF COLLECTOR AMMO AND EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE ITEMS INTO A READY REFERENCE. WITH THE BUTTWEILER ARCHIVE AND OUR SET OF AUCTION TAPES( NOW AVAILABLE ON CD ) 99% OF COLLECTOR'S AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE ITEMS WHICH YOU ARE LIKELY TO SEE ARE IDENTIFIED. PLEASE NOTE: the Buttweiler catalogues were not published in color. WE PAY SHIPPING FOR ACTIVE DUTY AND RETIRED MILITARY,POLICE,EMT,FIREMEN,UTILITY LINEMEN, ANY AND ALL WORKERS ENGAGED IN PUBLIC SERVICE JOBS PUTTING THEIR SAFETY ON THE LINE FOR THE COMFORT AND SECURITY OF THE REST OF US - UPON REQUEST. ________________________________________________________________PLEASE NOTE:THE BUTTWEILER CATALOGUES WERE NOT PUBLISHED IN COLOR.THESE ARE RANDOM PHOTOS OF COLLECTOR CARTRIDGES FROM OUR REFERENCE COLLECTION FREE SHIPPING FOR "BUY IT NOW. U.S. ONLY ! WELCOME TO THE CRITTENDEN SCHMITT ARCHIVES ON LINE MUSEUM AND DEACQUSITION SALE. THE ITEMS IN OUR REFERENCE COLLECTION DATE BACK TO ABOUT 1849 WHEN MY GREAT UNCLE, RALPH CRITTENDEN AND HIS PARTNER RICHARD TIBBALS CREATED THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL AMMUNITION FACTORY IN THE UNITED STATES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF DRAWN CARTRIDGES , PERCUSSION CAPS AND ALL FORMS TO AMMUNITION OF INTEREST TO THE GUN MANUFACTURING FACTORS OF THE DAY. SPENCER , SHARPS , HENRY , VOLCANIC, JENNINGS, REMINGTON, JOSLYN,WESSON,BALLARD,BACON,BLISS,WARNER AND SMITH AND WESSON ALL SOLD CRITTENDEN AND TIBBALS AMMUNITION UNDER THEIR OWN TRADE NAME. THE UNION ARMY BOUGHT MILLIONS OF CTM PERCUSSION CAPS AND HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF SPENCER CARTRIDGES DURING LINCOLN’S WAR AND ALL OF THE SPENCER AMMUNITION USED IS THE FIRST MAJOR BATTLES INCLUDING GETTYSBURGH WERE ALL MADE BY CRITTENDEN AND TIBBALS. **Over the course of the next couple of years we will be offering for sale thousands of rare specimens of museum quality many of which have never been offered for sale before and which you will likely never see for sale again. Why are we selling this archive and reference collection? After 150+ years of interest in ammunition there is no one else interested in the field in our family. My personal collecting has spanned 50 years and I am at an age when it is time to stop and pass on such activities to others. WE DO NOT SELL ORDNANCE HARDWARE ON EBAY YES, WE KNOW THAT LOTS OF OTHERS DO . PLEASE DO NOT ADVISE US ON THE MATTER AS WE HAVE HEARD IT ALL.WE DO NOT SELL ORDNANCE HARDWARE ON EBAY - YES, WE KNOW THAT LOTS OF OTHERS DO AND HAVE FOR YEARS. YES, WE HAVE TRIED ALL THE LISTING TRICKS AS ADVISED BY THE SELLERS WHO ARE ALLOWED TO SELL ORDNANCE AND INERT EXPLOSIVE ITEMS ON EBAY . WE SELL OUR HARDWARE THROUGH OUR OWN AUCTIONS AND ON OTHER SITES.
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