of the Continental Army 7 1/2 x 12, in ink. Received, Middletown, 8th Feby. 1781, of the Select Men of the Town of Colebrook: 4 linen shirts, 4 pair woolen stockings, 2 pair mittens and 2 pair shoes. For the use of the Connecticut Line of the Army, which is valued at seven pounds, twelve shillings, State money on Acct. of Elijah Hubbard, S.[tate] Comss., In whom behalf I am, Daniel Pohonnot. Light age toning and wear. Archival tape repair on fold on the reverse. Desirable Revolutionary War document regarding the Connecticut Line of the Continental Army.
1780 Payment Voucher For Soldier In The Connecticut Line
of the Continental Army 7 3/4 x 4 1/2, imprinted form, filled out in ink. State of Connecticut. Treasury Office, June 1, A.D., 1780. The State of Connecticut doth owe unto Samuel Nettleton, who hath served in the Connecticut Line of the Continental Army, the Sum of Twelve pounds, ten shillings and nine pence Being one fourth Part of the Balance found due to him, which Sum shall be paid to him or his Order at this Office, in Gold or Silver, or Bills of Credit equivalent thereto in Value, on or before the first Day of June, A.D., One T[housand] Seven Hundred and Eighty five with Lawful Interest thereof. More content. Record of interest paid account on the reverse. Circular cut cancellation indicating that payment was made. Samuel Nettleton served for 3 years in the Connecticut Line of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, and was discharged on December 31, 1779.
1975 Paul Revere American Revolution Bicentennial Medal
1975 Paul Revere American Revolution Bicentennial bronze medal with felt and plastic display case and original descriptive booklet. The case allows the medal to be displayed on either side. The medal is encased in acrylic and is in mint condition. The display case and booklet are in very good condition with no measurable flaws.
1975 American Revolution Bicentennial Adams-henry Medal
1975 American Revolution Bicentennial Samuel Adams-Patrick Henry Medal. Medal comes with a felt and plastic display box and its original descriptive booklet. Medal can be displayed on either side in the display box. The medal is in mint condition, as it is encased in acrylic. The box is in very good condition with no measurable flaws.
1976 Thomas Jefferson American Revolution Bicentennial
1976 Thomas Jefferson American Revolution Bicentennial bronze medal encased in acrylic and set into and attractive display box. Original booklet, which has yellowed with age, is included. Medal is in mint condition and the display box is in very good condition with no measurable flaws.
1974 John Adams American Revolution Bicentennial Medal
1974 John Adams American Revolution Bicentennial bronze medal encased in acrylic and set into and attractive display box. Original booklet is included. Medal is in mint condition and the packaging is in very good condition with no measurable flaws.
1776 Minuteman At Concord Bicentennial Bronze Medal
1776 Minuteman at North Bridge Concord MA Bicentennial Bronze Medal. The original statue that is depicted was created by sculptor Daniel Chester French who also sculpted the Lincoln Memorial Statue that resides in Washington, DC. This bronze is in mint condition, still encased its original acrylic. And specks or dullness are the result of lighting and reflections on the acrylic casing.
Signing of the Declaration of Independence framed pewter plaque that measures 3 7/8 wide by 2 high with a 6 3/4 by 4 3/4 frame. Fine detail. The plaque presses into the recess of the felt frame insert. Believed to be from the Franklin Mint.
U. S. Mint Battles Of The American Revolution Medals
U.S. Mint Bicentennial collection of pewter medals commemorating the Battles of the American Revolution. The collection includes a reprint of a richly illustrated booklet entitled Medals Commemorating Battles of the American Revolution, authored by Vladimir and Elvira Clain-Stefanelli of the National Museum of History and Technology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., dated 1973. The pewter reproductions measure 1-1/2 in diameter. The medals and the booklet are encased in a paperbound box that serves as a protective bookshelf case or a tabletop display case. Like new. A perfect gift for the history afficianado.
Medallic Art Thirteen Original States Bronze Medals Set
Medallic Art Official Medal Collection of the Thirteen Original States, struck in solid bronze. This numbered edition is highly detailed on both sides and comes in its original teakwood and blue velvet display case which measures approximately 14 x 8.5 . The Certificate of Authenticity dates this set from October 15, 1975. The Medallic Art Company created many prestigious medals over the years, including the Peabody Medal and the Pulitzer Medal.
American Revolution Sterling Ingot Commemorative Set
Exceptional Franklin Mint solid fine sterling silver Ingot set commemorating the 200th anniversary of the American Revolution, commissioned by the Bicentennial Council of the Thirteen Original States in 1974. This is a complete set of 70 ingots, each measuring 2.375 x 1.5 . Each ingot depicts events that occurred during the American Revolution and each ingot was issued on the 200th aniversary of those events. The ingots are accompanied by envelopes that are postmarked from the 13 original states, as well as from cities in England, France and Canada. U.S. and correlating stamps complete the presentation. There are five ingots per page, all encased with their stamped envelopes in heavy protective plastic. The pages are bound in a stately blue album that is embossed on the front and side. Original paperwork is included, as is a 1974 press release announcing the series. The entire set, which originally sold for $1365, weighs 134.2 oz. This same set is currently selling on the Franklin Mint website for $6078. Payment for this fine set must be made in the form of a bank teller's check only. U.S. sales only.
Josiah Bartlett Declaration Of Independence Signer Relic Horse Item
A very nice example of an early pair of hand forged harness hames from the 1989 Josiah Bartlett Museum sale. Josiah Bartlett was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, from Kingston, New Hampshire. The hames are wood and irn, 21 long with wrought loops. I got this set at the historic Bartlett Museum Auction in Kingston, New Hampshire, 1989. Comes w scanned copies of my Bartlett Museum 1989 Auction Advertisement flyer. A nice item of American history.
Unused, 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 postcard, with full color illustration. Descriptive text on the reverse: New Jersey Monument, Valley Forge, Pa. Erected by the state of New Jersey upon the site occupied by the New Jersey Brigade, infantry line Continental Army. Brigadier General William Maxwell. First Regiment, Mathias Ogden; Second Regiment, Col. Israel Shreeve; Third Regiment, Col. Elias Dayton; Fourth Regiment, Col. Ephrain Martin. December 19, 1777 - June 18, 1778. Published by Sabold-Herb Co., Philadelphia, Pa.
A strand of hair belonging to George Washington that descended in the family of his nephew George Steptoe Washington, to his great granddaughter Martha Washington of Philadelphia, the great-great grandniece of General George Washington. George Steptoe Washington was the son of Samuel Walter Washington who died in 1781. George Washington acted as guardian for his nephew after his brother's death. Martha Washington took possession of the lock of George Washington's hair, this strand originated from in 1924. 11 X 14, double matted with royal blue suede matting with gold Florentine trim. A strand of George Washington's hair is encased in a magnified show box. A colored 200th Anniversary colored lithograph  is included. The display comes with a certificate of authenticity as well as copies of documents regarding the progression of ownership from the nephew of George Washington to Martha Washington in 1924, as well as other information on the family.
(1738-75) He was a Major General in the Continental Army during the American Revolution, and is best known for leading the failed invasion of Canada in 1775. He was killed on December 31, 1775 during the attack on Quebec City. 6 1/2 x 10 1/4, executed from the original drawing by W.P. Snyder. Copyright, 1895. This came out of a book titled, History of the United States, which I believe was published in the late 1890's or very early 1900's. Light age toning.
John Adams Home Quincy Massachusetts 1843 Cold Water Army News
A rare original issue of the Cold Water Army temperance Movement newspaper, publ Boston, Massachusetts, August 3 1843, w front page illus of the Adams House in Quincy The Lamentation of Rum Sellers complete, age spots.
A nice group of artifacts dug at Crown Point, New York, major military base for the American Revolution. 1) Hand forged iron hoe, approx 5 x 3 , w trowel style forged shank, wood gone, 2) Socketed adze blade, 4 x 2 , 3) Entrenching shovel, crescent blade edge, originally attached to wooden spade, now gone, approx 8 x 2 1/2 , w reinforcing edge remaining on one side, 4) Wrought iron chisel, w diggers ink label. 9 long, 5) Wrought iron wedge, 7 x 3 , 6) Awl, approx 10 , 7) Brass buckle frame, a pprox 2 x 1.5 , 8) Wrought spike, end curved for pothook, approx 5 , 9) pair of iron spikes, 3-5 long. All came from an early collection, some w white ink inscr. The group
Revolutionary War General Wooster Monument Danbury Dedication
An original 1854 invitation to the Unveiling Revolutionary War Monument honoring Major General David Wooster at Danbury, Connecticut. 8 x 11 ptd circular , w ink notation by IOOF Grand Master requesting all Lodge members to appear in full regalia. VG, w postal cover. David Wooster, hero of the French & Indian & Revolutionary Wars was mortally wounded during the Danbury Raid in 1777. He was also a founder of one the first Freemason Lodges in Connecticut. VG.
A nice complete single-sheet issue of the famous Queen Anne's War era 18th century newspaper The Tatler , the April 11, 1710 issue of the notable London newspaper publ by Isaac Bickerstaff; this issue features a writer's account of making music with the fair sex, also ads for remarkable cures for the vapors and fever. The Tatler was perhaps the most widely read gossip sheet in early Colonial American coffeehouses. VG.
An original State of Maine Militia Commission, issued for Captain Harlow Harden, 1st Maine Infantry, at Gardiner, Maine, 1840. sgd by Maine Governor John Fairfield, w impressed Maine state seal, and on reverse signed by General George W Bachelder. 11 x 16 ptd/ink. Age spots, archival repairs on reverse. .
A nice group of 5 issues of London coffeehouse journals, widely read in the American colonies; 3 issues of the Gentleman's Magazine , all 1771, 2 issues of the London Magazine , both 1768, each w woodcut cover illus of a London scene . Each complete issue with 35-40pp of news of Parliament, scientific discoveries, exploration, medicine, marvels and oddities, events in Europe, etc. Each 8 x 5 ,a few w illus. incl map of Candlewick Parish, London, Astronomer Edmund Halley's map of the transit of Venus, Corsican patriot Pascal Paoli. All issues disbound, complete, archival repairs at spine, overall VG. The group
Us Navy Records Of The Revolutionary War 1775 To 1788
A fantastic Naval Records of the American Revolution 1775-1788 . Includes ship commissions, Naval Orders, list of all US ships, cutters, schooners in service w names of owners, privateers, guns etc, & index. A few pages loose w archival repairs, complete & VG overall. A scarce reference. Publ Washington. Govt Ptg Office. 1908. 540pp Ex-library.
US Army Pay Voucher for an officer at Fort Trumbull, Connecticut, issued May 1819, lists pay for Lt Henry Saunders, US Artillery, ptd/ink. 1p vg. The Fort Trumbull later became the first home of the US Coast Guard Academy. Scarce.
The most widely used school book of early America , The New England Primer, first ptd 1690s, was re-issued into the mid 1800s; often the only school book available on the early Frontier! The widely issued 1843 edition was made from the 1777 edition, and features woodcut of American Patriot John Hancock President of the American Congress , w 1844 copyright by Ira Webster, Hartford, Connecticut.This tiny 50 plus pp children's pocket edition incl the ABC's, each w illus of sinners, demons, hellfire, and is the first printing of the child's prayer Now I lay Me Down to Sleep . A rare primer, w blue paper covered wood board covers. Covers wornt binding fair. Scarce.
A neat relic of a Signer of the Declaration of Independence- 9 wrought iron spindle which held the wool thread spun on colonial spinning wheel. Interesting design, came from Signer of Decl of Independence Josiah Bartlett Museum, The wheel was an important symbol of the American Revolution, as patriots strove to freee themselves of English import cloth. Comes w copy of an auction sale tag & Bartlett Musuem sale history.
One of the famous American maritime shipwrecks of the 19th century was the loss of the The US Navy ship. USS Albany, a 20 gun sloop, last heard of Sept 28, 1854, which foundered at sea. Sailmaker James Frazier was lost with all 210 men aboard US Navy Yard pay check, Brooklyn, NY, issued Feb 1, 1850, to frazier, and signed on front by him. A scarce martitme signature.
an historic Vermont newspaper published for the Centenniel of the Battle of Bennington, Vermont. August 16, 1877 issue of the Vermont Centenniel newspaper, publ by Childs Brothers, w front page illus of the battle ground of Bennington, map of Bennington Heights showing the battle lines, illus of the Old Mill where the Battle ended, Colonel John Stark, program for the parade , & illus of the Proposed Bennington Battle Monument. 4pp vg.
A fascinating look at America in 1820. an original Acts of the 16th Congress , 1st Session, 1820, ptd Davis & Force, Washington, w 147 pp of Acts passed incl Admission of the State of Maine to the Union everything from Florida , Michigan, Arkansas Territory, Indiana, Illinois, Kickapoo, Chippewa Tribes, w list of signers, US Army & Navy Appropriations, Forts, Military Grants for Revolutionary War veterans,President James Madison Proclamations, frontier roads, canals, slave trade, light houses, etc. Paper covers absent. Complete, binding vg, waterstains, vg overall avg wear.
a great wrought iron pottery makers tool- a double blade clay shaping tool, approx 8 long w spatulate ends, each end crudely stamped in large letters Burr possibly used by noted stoneware root beer bottle pioneer Burr of Burr Buffalo, N.Y. 1839-53.
Admiral Lawrence Kearny, the famous uncle of General Phil Kearny, commanded the brig USS Enterprise, ridding Galveston Bay of pirates. US Navy Yard paycheck, 1845, issed to Kearny and ink sgd by him on front in a bold hand. 8 x 3 ptd/ink, comes w biogr sketch. Vg.
A handsome large Original India Proof Engraving, one of only 100 Copies made, publ by Virtue w 8x10 seated image of Washington, w inset view of battle of Trenton. fine image. this Civil War era series is unmarked, comes w copy of Gallery Edition frontspiece. mild foxing on mat only.
London Magazine Appendix, 1768. 32pp supplement to this noted coffeehouse journal, featuring a 13pp account of the Boston Patriots meeting at Fanuel Hall, calling for General Gage to remove the British troops sent to Boston during the Stamp Act Protests. exc, detailed acocunt of the events . Spine archive repaired. Vg.
Federal Republican newspaper, Georgetown, DC, Feb 1, 1813, w 6pp war news, call for troops, also runaway slave ads. Vg. An historic issue, printed just before the British Fleet's attempt to capture the US cannon foundry at Georgetown. Vg & complete issue.
Thanksgiving Colonial American Pageant Photograph 1890 Era
A great outdoor photo of a 19th century Colonial Pageant, perhaps Jamestown Settlement, Virginia, or New England, perhaps Salem or Plymouth, Massachusetts Thanksgiving? A crowd of colonists w broad hats, shoe buckles, ladies w bonnets, soldiers w muskets, 16th century steel helmets photo. VG.