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Phil's Perpetual Blanket Sale
A Division of Continental Consulting
195 Sterling Place Highland NY 12528-2021

New, Used, or Worn-out Reproduction 18th & Early 19th Century
Clothing, Uniforms, and Accoutrements Bought and Sold

(Last Updated 2017/04/17 --- Major Re-Write Pending)


      Phil's Perpetual Blanket Sale needs a significant overhaul. We had been slowly giving it a long overdue facelift, but during our hiatus, that effort has long since past. Our hemp source is among the missing, the pewter cup source is no longer in that business (though we do have a few cups left), and we sadly lost our glass bottle source. Please forgive us as we try and get the rest of this mess cleaned up.

      Meanwhile, please come and see a small selection of these items at our next road show -- but come by early, as the items always seem to sell fast!

Hemp Goods


      Looking for some natural strapping? We can probably get you the width you want and in the yardage you require. Currently we have a nice supply of 1.25" wide -- which makes a great wooden canteen strap. While the supply lasts, we can provide you an ample 2 yds for just $6.00.


 Hemp Canteen Strap $6.00
Tax/Shipping POR


      We can now offer some terriffic Romanian hemp twill fabric in a 59" width. Beautifully dyed with a soft vivid color, this fabric is great for small clothes, civilain coats, sacks, packs, etc.
       We offer a soft and lighter weight 9.5 oz. at $18.00/yard and a stiffer and more rigid 12 oz. at $20.00/yard. Colors available are a milk chocolate brown, navy blue, dark olive, and purple. We can also get the 12 oz. as unbleached, for just $15.00 yard. Sorry no bleeched white.
       Any combination of colors, weights, or yardages is acceptable. Shipping charges to be determined on a case by case basis.

SOLD!   12 oz Navy Blue Hemp Twill (4yds) $80.00
Tax/Shipping POR

Pewter Cups

      Tired of drinking your after-hours beverage out of a tin cup? Wish you had something nicer than a polished vessel of over-weight armitale? Why not try one of our pewter cups? They come in 8 oz, 9 oz., and 12oz. sizes in a bright finish (pictured). Design may vary slightly from that pictured (i.e. the 8 oz size we now carry has a slight taper to it). Occasionally we also have some available in a satin finish. None of these cups are first quality (as confirmed by their low price), but are very good seconds that show no more damage than an average living historian would give them in an evening at Dunning's Tavern. Check one out. You will not be disappointed!
      Sorry, we currently do not stock the 8 & 9 oz. satin finish variety and only have one left in the satin 12 oz. size


Quantitites Limited!  8 & 9 ounce size $20.00
12 ounce size $30.00
- satin $25.00
Please add $5.00 for shipping & handling

Hat Blanks

       We are now stocking a limited supply of extremely nice thick fur-felt hat blanks. Correctly, these are called staples, but have been partially sized and the crown lowered to a manageable 4.5 inches to aid in blocking. Yes, these hats need blocking. We hope you will give them a try. Black only. Send us your head circumference and we will do our best to get you a good size.

Out of Stock! Price $35.00 (POR S&H)


      We here at Continental Consulting came into a quantity of bright gold twisted fringe and some bright gold metallic lace. It seemed logical to want to make some infantry officer's grade epaulettes for re-sale. Our proprietor agreed (since he was going to have to make them), so we are proud to offer them. here.

      The officer epaulettes we sell are meant for regimental company grade (Captain, Lieutenants, and Ensigns) or field grade (Colonels, Lt. Colonels or Majors). Field grade officers wore two and company grade officers, one. In the British Army, they always wore that one on the right shoulder. The Continental Army, near the end of the war, began to have their Subalterns (Lieutenants and Ensigns) wear theirs on the left shoulder.
      We here looking to convincing our proprietor to making one or two more of these. They will be gold rosettes with either a plue or red background, as that is all the fixings we currently have. Though we will certainly consider making an epulette or two for you if you provide the makings.


      Scaled for the average to below average sized man. Sold singly. Popular flat knot-design. Designed with under-strap to slide under loop on shoulder of regimental coat. We have two in stock - Both with a navy blue background. One was the prototype, so is not as well made as the other. Consequently, it is a little bit cheaper. Our first-quality scaled-down epaulette is pictured here.

Sold! -- $45.00 & $55.00 ($4.00 S&H)

      Scaled for a larger man with wider shoulders. Longer fringe. Popular flat knot-design. Designed with under-strap to slide under loop on shoulder of regimental coat. Specially made by our proprietor. We only have a single company-grade officer's left in stock with a scarlet red background.

$75.00 ($7.00 S&H)


      We have two hand stitched and tied NCO epaulettes left in stock made by our Proprietor. The body is golden-yellow worsted lace, with grey linen back and yellow cotton fringe. Design requires a strip of lace to sewn to the shoulder point to slide the epulette under. Button not included. As they are hand made, they are not a perfect match for each.

Sold! -- $25.00 each ($3.00 1st Class S&H)

Gold Lace Special

       We have come into an additional quantity of the 1/2 inch wide gold lace used on the epaulette shown above. It is very delicate and requires a thin needle and light thread to sew it, but as you can see it works rather well. We only have a single 18 yard skein available and it is being sold as one lot.

Price $55.00 ($5.00 S&H) Sold!

Colonial Chronicle Baseball/Golf Caps


      . A terrific and comfortable stone-grey colored golf-cap with a four-inch high front. Front sports the Colonial Chronicle logo in black silk screen ink. Matching fabric strap in back with a colored-keyed plastic slide buckle to comfortably adjust to even the largest head sizes. Limited quantities remain and will not be restocked.

$12.00 (S&H - POR)

18th Century Repro Glasswear

       We restocked our inventory early in 2007 with a nice assortment of "Pirate" bottles and flasks. We had a good run on our inventory during that year and subsequently sold out the rest.

       A note on our glasswear: Many of you know our source for the bottles we sold was P&B Glassworks in Williamsburg, Va, which was started in 1993 by two former glass blowers from Jamestown. We had hoped to restock from them in the Fall of 2008, but due to the sudden death of founder John Pierce, they have ceased doing business. John was a skilled craftsman and a class act. Our sincere condolences go out to his family and friends.

Special Message from the Proprietor

Dear Friends,
        I had an epiphany a few years ago that it was time I begin to downsize the amount of period repro clothing & equipment I have personally accumulated. In the over 40 years I had spent doing living history, this accumulation became pretty significant, even when you factor out the many items I have already passed on to others over the years. There is so much stuff; I do not have the closet and cabinet space to hold it all.
        Because the spirit was willing,. but the heart was not, it took many years to begin this process. I have finally made the decision to pass on some of my favorite pieces that I no longer can wear, or have any hope of ever wearing again. Please look at the pictures below to see most of the garments in question. They are not shown to say "Look at me," but are presented by my staff to give you idea on what the garments are and how they fit.


New From the Proprietor's Personal Collection:

  • Clothing -Men & Boy’s
    - Blanket Coat - 100% Wool - Red with Black Stripe - Indian Style - Hand Finished - Large Hood - Size 42-44 Long - $160.00 ($10.00 S&H) - Sold!
    - 1830 Round-About - Single breasted w/brass buttons - Maroon Wool - Size 44 - $120.00 ($10.00 S&H)
    - Broadfall Trousers - Pumpkin colored linen - some piecing inside leg - Size 42 - $55.00 ($10.00 S&H)
          - Roundabout and broadfall trousers as a set $160.00 ($15.00 S&H)
    - Smock - Linen/Cotton blend - dyed blue - closed with leather loop & button - well used - 100% hand stitched - Size 44 $100.00 ($8.00 S&H) - Sold!
    - Waistcoat - Madder Wool w/linen back - lined w/wool & linen - raw edged - White worsted lace on button holes and front edges - Size 42L - $180.00 ($10.00 S&H) - Sold!
    - Waistcoat - White Wool w/B&W pinstripped cotton lining - finished edges - Size 44L - $100.00 ($10.00 S&H) - Sold!
    - Waistcoat - Navy wool front & white wool back (not pictured) - White worsted edge lace on front and pocket flaps -- white wool and linen piece lining - silver plated brass buttons -100% hand finished - including button holes - Only worn once - Size 44/46L - $160.00 ($10.00 S&H) - Sold!
  • Garters - Black Leather -- Brass Buckles -- 5/8" wide -- Size 18 - $5.00 ($2.00 S&H) - Sold!
  • Leather - Undyed piece - 3 oz weight - 8.75 sq ft - some slight imperfections $35.00 ($6.00 S&H) - Sold!

    A note on the Rifle Pouches

            For a number of years, I have been trying to make for myself a universal pouch that will fill multiple needs. I have already had a good hand-stitched double-pouch design (with flint pouch), but could never get the right weight and color. Happily after several attempts, I think I have finally got the right one.
            So. I have decided to sell off my previous two attempts that are on two opposite extremes. I also included the remants of the third one, which was a complete disaster, but will be a great starter for someone - or at the very least, a great pattern.


  • Rifle Pouch - Double pouch w/bracket-shaped (}) flap - Rich golden tan color - 2, 4, & 6 oz leather - Welted stitch lines - Some hidden discolorations/stains - About 10 1/2 inches square - 1 3/4" - 8 oz strap with forged iron buckle - A real work-horse - $50.00 ($10.00 S&H) - Sold!
  • Rifle Pouch - Double pouch w/bracket-shaped (}) flap - Jet black 3 oz leather - Cord-welted stitch lines - pigskin reinforced back and flap - Flap is edged with contrasting hand stitching - About 11 inches square - 1 1/2" -6 oz strap with accurate brass buckle - Officer Quality - New!! $150.00 ($10.00 S&H) Sold!
  • Rifle Pouch Kit - Double pouch w/bracket-shaped (}) flap - Includes a complete pigskin reinforced back and flap - Flap is edged with contrasting hand stitching - All pieces cut (lacks shoulder strap) - 3 oz leather needs over-dying $25.00 ($3.00 S&H)
  • Sash - Sergeant's - Crimson w/white center stripe - hand knit and assembled - designed to not stretch - Style worn by 64th Foot Sgts during Bicentennial - like new $75.00 ($4.00 S&H)- Sold!
  • Scabbard - Thread Nippers - Plain undyed leather - with ornamental thong - Based on design by Ev Tschanz - new $5.00Sold!
  • Shot Pouch - Red/Brown suede w/fringe - Some grease stains - $3.00 ($2.00 S&H) Sold!
  • Waistbelt - Buff-colored latigo leather - size 38 - 1 3/8 inches wide - no buckle - keeper included - some use $15.00 ($3.00 S&H)
  • Waistbelt - harness leather - one (1) inch wide

    Silver plated brass two-piece lion head buckle frame & serpent "S" hook clasp
    Integral leather backing strip to protect clothing from clasp
    Adjustable up to size 50+ with adjustment keepers
    Two (2) sliding leather 1/2" straps for ringed scabbard
    Four(4) brass buckles for adjustment $75.00
    Two (2) optional hand-made brass spring clips by J.Klix $45.00

  • Replacement (1.5") Round Lenses - Clear Safety Glass - $22.00 ($3.00 S&H)
    - Sph: -325 Cyl: -050 Axis: 71 1/2 BI
    - Sph: -225 Cyl: -050 Axis: 120 1/2 BI
  • Replacement (1.5") Round Lenses - Clear Safety Glass - $22.00 ($3.00 S&H)
    - Sph: -300 Cyl: -025 Axis: 55
    - Sph: -200 Cyl: -025 Axis: 135
  • Replacement (1.5") Round Lenses - Clear Safety Glass - $22.00 ($3.00 S&H)
    - Sph: -225 Cyl: -050 Axis: 55
    - Sph: -175 Cyl: -050 Axis: 135
  • Quick Loads (approx 90) - .68-.75 caliber - new- $10.00 ($3.00 S&H)
  • Leather Straps - Natural Oak-tanned leather - 1" x 50" - one (1) left in stock - too narrow for slings $ 7.00 ea. Sold Out!
  • 18th C Men's Shoes (Burnley&Trowbridge) Size 13D actually about a 12D -- Smooth-Out -- Round Toes -- Milk Choclate Brown -- light wear - Never worn - but some cuts on heel caps for possible rims $85.00 ($10.00 S&H) Sold!
  • 18th C Men's Shoes (G.G.G.) Size 12D actually about a 14E -- Rough-Out -- Square Toes -- New heel caps -- light wear - $40.00 ($10.00 S&H) Sold!
  • Shoe Buckles - "Frye" type from Bicentennial Era - Great shape - $25.00 (S&H incl) Sold!
  • Shoe Buckles - "GGG - Buckle #6" - Will not fit GGG shoes above - $30.00 (S&H incl) Sold!

    18th Century Items:

  • Blankets - new
         - Sorry - Sold Out
  • Blankets - old
         - Sorry - Sold Out
  • Bonnet - Highland - Navy blue wool w/red pom-pom and red band - one size fits most - $14.00 ($4.00 S&H) - Sold!
  • Broilers (see Neumann's "Collector's Encyclopedia" - page 92)
    - hand forged iron- 1.25 inch wide stock - $18.00 ea. -($7.00 S&H (UPS)) - On Back Order - but Coming Soon!

    "Just wanted to say that if you have a few bucks to spend, you really should invest it in one of Phil's broilers. I have one (for when I do my common slob militia impression) It does the very same thing that the George Forman grill that you see advertised on late night T.V. does and at a very reduced price. Check it out and tell Phil that Doc sent ya."

    Mike Williams
    Detached Field Hospital
    Graham, NC

  • Clothing -Men & Boy’s
          - Regimental Short Coat. Tan w/dark blue facings. Fully lined. Size 42 Short. Buttons neede replacing. Cleaned and pressed. $125.00 Sold!
  • Clothing - Woman’s
         - Skirt - course - wierd plaid - should be overdyed $15.00
  • 18th C Man's Shoes - black - smooth side out - resoled - very good shape - Made w/correct straight guarters and blind stitched counters - Needs some dye-polishing - w/GGG #6 buckles - Size 8D - $60 ($10.00 shipping) - Newly Added Sold!
  • Playing cards - Hardy brand reproduction - no numbers - Still in original wrapper - $8.00 (please add $2.00 shipping)- Sold!
  • Spoons - wood (8-10" long) - for soldier's haversack - Lighter than pewter $1.00 ea.
  • Waistbelt - Medium-brown leather - attached single frog -- 2" wide. 40" long. Brass Buckle. $25.00 ($8.00 shipping) - Sold!

    Newest Items:

    Specialty Items:

  • Badge of Military Merit - Forerunner of the Purple Heart - Modern Patch design - New - $4.00 ($1.00 Shipping) Sold Out!
  • J.P. Ryan Patterns
    - Fall Front Breeches -- Size 42-44 -- New - $15.00 (please add $4.00 shipping)Sold!
    - Mens Waistcoat -- Size ____ -- New - $15.00 (please add $4.00 shipping)Sold!

    Modern Items:

  • Bicentennial Memorabilia
    - "Crossroads of the Revolution" - State of New Jersey - Front License Plate - $10.00 (please add $4.00 shipping) Sold!
    - "The Seekers" - One Sheet sized movie-type poster for the TV mini series based on John Jakes novel from the Bicentennial Series - used - some repairs and marks - $5.00 (please add $4.00 1st class shipping) Sold??

    Office Supplies
  • Travan ("TR1") 400/800 Megabyte Computer Tapes $25.00 ea. - 3/$60.00

    The three in stock are brand new (still in original plastic). They retail for upwards of $40.00. Discount office supply stores run them at about $28-$30 plus tax and shipping. Our price includes all shipping and taxes.

    VHS Color Videos (Used)
  • "Drums Along the Mohawk" - The classic starring Henry Fonda & Claudette Colbert - Directed by John Ford - 1988 film transfer - $3.00 (please add $3.00 shipping)- Sold!
  • "Mohawk" - A "B" movie starring Scott Brady, Rita Gam, & Neville Brand that rips off numerous scenes from "Drums Along the Mohawk," including the famous Henry Fonda run scene doubling for Scott Brady - $2.00 (please add $3.00 shipping)- Sold!

    *** All prices include appropriate New York State Sales Tax ***
    (shipping charges additional)

    Immediate Availability

    Send us your price list and we'll make you an offer
    (Help out someone else with your old stuff!)


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