This is such a cool item, a very "Maggie" piece. This is an intimidating object for me to list. I intentionally left out of the title listing the key words here.
This piece is authentic Trench Art from WWI. A paper knife/letter opener crafted of all brass.
The handle is an artillery/bullet casing with a German military button top (Prussian Crown) applied to it. The blade is crudely, but clearly engraved with a location in France. It could be a battle location or possibly where the prisoner who crafted it was being held. I dont know for sure.
Because of the collectible value and appeal of this item, f or those not familiar with this sale or my listings, please know.. I list in THIS particular category ONLY for a good reason. There will likely be paranormal activity generated by the presence if you bring this item into your home. Maggies 70+ years of gathering this collection resulted in many, many rare, valuable, collectible items and antiques.My life would be much easier if I could simply list in the more conventional categories. This is a labor of love for me, but it is a labor. If you are a skeptic, I appreciate and understand that and I wish you Blessings. The piece is 7 inches long and in excellent condition. The chest Maggie chose to keep this item is amazing. It is perfect for this item.
Wood, lined and it has really cool artwork. It makes me think of an alchemist or maybe an astrologer.
IN the photos where the knife is holding up the lid of the chest... That is how Maggie displayed this item in the cabinet in her home.
There is so much I DONT know about this item. Here is what I DO know. His name had been Peter.That gentleman had been using this as something like an Athame, to draw out magic circle, etc. NOT in the way that, say, a Wiccan would employ an athame. This man practiced grey and black magic... The paper knife was crafted by a member of his family during internment at a POW camp in WWI. Stefan died during his captivity and a fellow soldier eventually was able to pass this along to his family. Maggie said that Stefan was also a witch, the whole family was. Before Peter had the knife as his own, his mother used it as a ritual tool in her magical practices. The spirit of Stefan was present and "restless"and using the tool somehow pleased and appeased the spirit. He would ONLY allow the blade to go to one of a small number of people, Maggie included. Maggie took this object for several reasons. She wanted Peter to know it would be cherished and that the spirit of Stefan would be welcome and honored. It was/is such an unusual and powerful magical tool - it made a unique addition to the occult relic/artifact portion of Maggies collection. She said not only is there spirit presence but the piece holds strong and very unusual memory, residual energies and "there is wisdom to be extracted" from use. I know Maggie used this item, but I do not know HOW or in what capacity.
It is again, an intimidating artifact for me. I have a sense of something.... It is a "something" that is way out of my personal, current paradigm. My hope is that the right person will find this and be as excited to add it to a collection as Maggie was.When purchasing items from "Maggie's House", please consider your acquisition as an ADOPTION! I have been blessed with some of the most wonderful , g enuine, benevolent and intuitive clients here that I could ever have hoped for. About Maggie's House Estate Sale.
In 2011 my dear friend Maggie, a respected and beloved spiritual medium left this world peacefully, at the age of 89. Maggie spent a lifetime accumulating unusual items, items that she believed have active attachments.Items that called to her, or came to her doorstep. She lived in the same little old house in my neighborhood for the last 52 years of her life. She actively sought out items that she felt needed a "good home". She also did readings and home visits. She never charged for her services.
Many of the items were given to her for safe keeping or as gifts. Spending the day or evening at Maggies house was always filled with mystery and activity, some of it confounding and sometimes, admittedly a little spooky!
I met Maggie in 1994 while volunteering at local womens center, where Maggie was a devoted volunteer. Getting to know her was life changing experience for me. I came to view the universe in a completely different light. I spent the last years of Maggies life keeping her company and helping out with things around the house pretty much every day. We would spend hours and hours talking about many of the items in her collection and the history....
The particular spirit attached to them, or what she was trying to figure out about a particularly mysterious item. She said sometimes these spirits communicated right away, others.... She had to wait to find out who they were.
She was a brave and wonderful woman. About 2 years before her death, Maggie asked if I would take her beloved collection when she was gone and re home her tenants. Living with this collection has been VERY INTERESTING!
It sometimes feels like my whole house is haunted, but I know it is not. It is the spirits "visiting" their beloved belongings. Maggie told me she believed that most of these spirits are not bound to the earth, some are, but most simply like to visit and spend time. A "visit" can last years or only weeks at a time, but they always come back time and again. Each estate item I will list for sale certainly has value in and of itself, but they all come with a "bonus".When someone doesn't believe me, I say - spend one night in my house! And there are many more non skeptics out there now!
Maggie had only one living relative, a grand daughter. This young woman is very sensitive and sweet but being around spirit activity is very frightening to her. Please ask for more photos or information if you like.I have copious notes and lists on this collection and will do my best. I have had direct interaction with many, many spirits visiting my home.
Many of the items will come in "spirit" boxes. Maggie stored many many smaller items on bookshelves in these boxes. I make no guarantees of any intangible attributes.
I welcome questions and will do my very best to answer, but some of these items have no written history and I can only relate my own experience or what has been told to me. Please be serious and responsible when considering taking one of these very special items into your home.When our physical bodies cease to function, the essence of us, our spirit, our soul, continues on with the journey. In life, as human beings, we become attracted to and attached to our "stuff". We have objects that we covet. It may be an item that holds good memories, or a gift from a loved one.
Sometimes we keep even the items that may hold sadness for us. The blanket of a departed child or a belt that was used to hurt us. A departing spirit often becomes attached and/or attracted to an item that was somehow significant in a death. A stolen wallet or piece of jewelry, a cup that held the poison or the hammer that struck the blow.
I believe it is more common place than any of us can imagine, how many inanimate objects have the constant or frequent accompaniment of a departed soul that the item was important to. Maggie was certain that more often than not, there is a definite purpose to an attachment. The object may be destined to go to a person who needs the benefits of a certain energy, sometimes many years down the road. Other times, a spirit is lost and seeking comfort and guidance. A spirit is simply drawn to a beloved item from a former life because they like it.
Maggie believed that most can freely pass between "realms" and are rarely stuck here. That being said, many of the items in Maggies collection are stuck or... Choose not to leave for one reason or another. Our sense of time cannot really be related to "their" sense of time. The content of the listing is for entertainment purposes only.
The item "Haunted Estate Antique Rare Letter Opener /Chest Occult Paranormal Collection" is in sale since Friday, February 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Everything Else\Metaphysical\Psychic, Paranormal\Other Psychic, Paranormal". The seller is "maggieshouse" and is located in Rockford, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.