Authentic, The New-york Times Newspaper, May 21, 1863
Un-cut authentic newspaper, The New-York Times dated Thursday, May 21, 1863. Condition: Good. Edge has slight edge wear. Great articles - The War in Mississippi and in Arkansas. The Blockade Runners. Size: 15 1/2 X 21 1/2
Authentic, The New York Times Newspaper, September 11,
Un-cut authentic newpaper, The New-York Times dated Friday, September 11, 1863. Condition; Good One 2 long tear inn upper right corner of Front page which is entirely the Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner. Delivered at the Cooper Institute.
Authentic, The New-york Times Newspaper, April 14, 1865
UN-cut original newspaper, The New-York Times newspaper, Monday, April 14, 1862. Articles about the current Civil War events. Examples - The reported death of Gen. Beauregard. The Merrimac believed to be aground off Craney Island. Condition: Darken from age. Edges have tears. Size: 15 1/2 X 21 1/2
Authentic, The New York Times Newspaper, April 8, 1862
This is an original newspaper, The New-York Times, Tuesday, April 8, 1862. Articles about the current happenings concerning the Civil War with Gen. McCellen, Bank'a Corps, Freeman's Command, - to mention a few. Condition: The usual stains and frayed edges plus the center fold has partially separated and a tear. Size: 8 pages 15 1/2 by 21 1/2 inches.
This musical instrument was popular during the Civil War because it is small enough for a solder to carry. To play you placed it in your mouth and struck the metal wire tongue. Made for nice music in the camp. Condition: some rust. Measurements: 2.5 inches long X 1.5 inches at widest width. This is not a repro.
Nice for Collectors of Militaria.Solid Brass with Movable Parts as shown in photos. On the label I can't make out the Country of Origin,whether it is Turkey or England or ? Measures as stated above. Shipping is $3.95 USA Domestic Priority (3 days).
Life and Better Homes & Gardens Magazines both have articles on the CIvil War that are very interesting. For all you Collectors,I have put them together to sell at a reasonable price. The Drawings in the Life article are by famous artists and are Beautifully done! The BH&G article is good for its detailed map and wording.Both article pages given should be times 2 (including both sides) so that Life is really 20 and BH&G is really 8 pages.Shipping is $3.50 First Class Mail.Shipped rolled around a tube.
Civil War Era. 1860 Dated Mechanical Door Bell. Brass
Gorgeous and what a great sound. The simple things are often the best and the simplicity of this turn knob activated Brass door bell is among the best designs I've ever seen. The bell is working very nicely and with the fancy brass turn handle mounted on the outside of your door, directly opposite from the bell inside, you won't not hear someone ringing your doorbell ever again. 6 inches across and in fantastic original condition, this beauty by Taylor probably has at least another 160 years of service left to give. Instructions for easy installation always included and always for your specific type of bell. If we say it works, you can bet on it. JM
At first glance one might think this to be just another antique saw. Something a carpenter Might have used to build an item out of wood. That image is quickly dispersed after reading the marking found on the bow of this saw. The doctors at 'St. Catherine's' did not build tables or chairs with this heavy old saw. Rather they used it to remove limps that were beyond any hope of saving. Removing leg or arms required a large saw like this to cut through the bones. Doing do also required a strong stomach. Just thinking of such a brutal operation makes me shiver. Although this saw is marked as being owned by St Catherine's Can., It was purchased from a Civil War enthusiast in Virginia, which leads to the conclusion that there is a high likelihood this saw and the doctor who used it, left his post at St. Catherine's Hospital and made his way south to help fill the enormous need for surgeons and doctor to help treat the wounded and dying men who fought on both sides during our country's Civil War. Chances are this gruesome tool of medicine was used time and time again at some make shift field hospital within earshot of some battle between North and South. I have seen pictures of the tools and the hospitals and one thing is for certain. We can all be thankful for the hospitals available to us now. Saw measures 22 long by 7 at the highest and has a well used, but still sharp 15.5 inch blade.
The invalid feeder is made of a white glazed pottery, no mark but believe to have been made in England because of its age. Size: Length 6 X Height 2 Condition: No chips or bits. A few hairlines in glaze which is normal wear.
Sharpsburg Rifles Antietam Reenactors Postcard Set 1950
This is a set of 6 black and white real photo postcards from the 1950's showing the Sharpsburg Rifles Unit reenactors in battle. The photography was done by Ament Studios, Braddock Heights, Md. The back of each card gives a brief description of the photo on the front. The battlefield in the background looks much different than it does today. (We live nearby). Apparently they were not called reenactors in the fifties, as the back of each card refers to them as a Restoration of an original Civil War unit . All 6 postcards are in very good condition with sharp corners, no creases and are very clean.
Hello, I have listed two flintlocks today. Now I am listing the flint that was found with them. It has the leather protective piece that was used with it. Obviously, I do not know how old the piece of leather is, so I am just telling you it was with it when the weapons were found. It is in good condition. If you have questions, please e-mail. Thanks. Lurleen I am reducing the price of this item from $75.00 to $60.00.
Antique childs school book, 1861 US Civil War era, Sanders New Third Reader. Published by Sower, Barnes and Co., Philadelphia and Ivison, Phinney and Co. New York. Well-used condition, partially loose from the spine, considerable usage wear which I tried to show in the detail photos, looks intact. Great addition to any Civil War or childrens book collection!
This is an unmarked 10 oz. coffee mug. It is a cream mug with US Marine Guadalcanal, B.S.I.P Oct, 1942 on one side and Never Forget The Price Of Freedom all in brown on the other side. It is in excellent condition.
Vintage, 1864 undated but not a modern reprint, engraving of Sherman's Campaign in Georgia-The Battle of Resaca. Has been cut down from the original page size thought the image is complete. Has a fold crease, several edge tears and waterstaining on the borders. Most problems could be covered with a good mat. 6 in. x 11 in.. Great for any Civil War enthusiast! Priced according to condition.
Civil War Era Confederate Va. Spoon & Wreath Buckle
Here is one of the most well recognized spoon and wreath type belt buckles worn during the times of the Civil War. This antique Virginia two piece brass belt buckle has a nice, even age patina that doesn't burn the tongue as ones that have been chemically aged to look old always do. Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia wore this and other buckles and plates for thweir home state of Virgina with fierce pride and the utmost confidence. Confidence in their General, in their cause, and in their dreams of forming a new government to replace the one run by influences mostly of Northern desires. I've also attached a photo of this same buckle from Kirchner's book of Civil War buckles and plates, which is pretty much the exact match to the piece shown in this listing. A fine Civil War belt buckle to add to your collection. Va. CSA
A very old, very small and easy to carry Oil lamp that is of the type carried by many soldiers in the days of the Civil War. Used cautiously, this small light would have been just enough to allow a lonely soldier enough light to read or write letters to home, or to gaze longingly at a small photo of the girl he left behind. Original period lamp
If you lived in the time of the Civil War and carried a shotgun, you also carried one of these old tools. This is a measuring device used to measure out a correct portion of Black Powder when loading shotgun shells. Depending what you planned on hunting, you would add an appropriate amount of black powder to each sheel. This device made keeping the loads equal a whole lot easier. Made by DE Co. Torrington, Conn
Tnt, Explosives, Wooden Carry Crate - Civil War Era
Talk about a neat old piece of American History. This very useful old wooden box was once used as a safety precaution for the handling of TNT, or Dinamite. The sliding lid was lost sometime ago, but this near little wooden box will look great in your office or family room, will serve as a useful and decorative container for anything from DVD's to Dominoes and will certainly generate more than it's fair share of interesting conversations. Meaures 15 x 7 x 6 inches. Wow. Boom!
If you are really into using real antique items as decorations, here's a great old item to add to your medicine chest. This is a part bottle of Parke Davies Heart Tonic Pills. The ingredients are much to old to be consumed by humans, but the bottle and the label will make an excellent gift for someone with unique tastes in decorating.
Boston Spiced Bitters - Wilson Botanical Druggists
Not for Human Consumption... For those of you who love to decorate with rel antique items, this old box of Boston Spiced Bitters is a great irtem for kitchen or bathroom. The label tells it all. A unique gift item.
1860's Ginger Beer Bottle. Civil War Era Stonewear.
This neat old stonewear bottle was purchased decades ago from a little shop south of Gettysburg. These Two-Toned Ginger Beer Bottles were almost as common in the days of the Civil War as are the aluminum cans that our soda comes in today. This bottle has a slightly tapered lip with one ring below it and stands just over 8 inches tall. The glazing colors have faded slightly with time and the bottle shows quite a number of small flaws that appeared with the bottle being fired. I think every Civil War collection should have one of these old beer bottles and this one is a fine example of Civil War era crockery bottles.
Georgia Civil War Non-dug State Seal Button - Gold Gild
A fine looking Civil War, Confederate, Georgia state seal, coat size uniform button. 100% gilded gold plate. Maker & location stamped into back. ( see photos) You'll have a hard time findinf a nicver looking Georgia Civil War era button than this. 23.5mm. Examine the photos for more detail.
Original Civil War - Us Cartridge Box Plate - Union
A Federal oval US cartrisdge box plate (Reg. 1839)made using the Dingee dies that featured the tall, more narrow, round based U & S. This old box plate is in the same, unpolished condition as when it was found. The plate retains a great looking age patina that I think would benefit from a little gun oil, but that's a decision I'll leave to it's new owner. The piece was purchased many years ago from a private collection of Civil War artifacts. It still has the original lead backing, but the loops have rusted away long ago. The US box plate was made using the same molds that formed the US belt buckle plates. It measures approximately 3 7/16 inches across and 2.25 inches wide and other than a few bumps and bruises, the cartridge box plate is in very good condition. Please see the photos and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Picker's . Thank you, JM Free shipping with purchase.
I have to say, the image of Louisiana's Pelican, hovering over and protecting her offspring has always been my favorite of all the Civil War era state seals. This gorgeous die stamped brass plate is one you will seldom see, let alone have the opportunity to own, so don't miss this chance. The plate depicts a Pelican feeding her younfg and was likely made prior to the start of the Civil War, but worn by many a proud Louisiana soldier during the length of the great conflict. A motto can be seen stamped inside the framing ring and it reads, 'Union, Justie and Confidence'. A really fantastic piece of Confederate history. Free shipping in the USA. Others please ask for a quote.
Civil War Cavalry Hat Pin - Non Dug - Brass Swords
Here we have a rare combination of authentic Civil War pieces collected together at Harper's Ferry, during a building restoration project that took place in the late 1980's. The beautifully preserved brass crossed swords Cavalry insignia was found in a cubby hole under a window opening, wrapped up in a piece of old cloth. Along n with the crossed swords and nearly missed by the young man who made the discovery was this cloth collar star insignia which I believe is in fact the single star that would have been attached to the collar board of a Major in the Confederate Cavalry. This is one of thw rarest of finds. Cloth insignais that were worn in the days of the Civil War are rarely ever found. The years have left only dust or unrecognizable remnants of most cloth pieces, but because the piece was safely tucked away in a dry and dark place, it survived the decades it spent in hiding and can now be a prized addition to your Civil War Collection. This is one of the few Confederate cloth insignias I have ever been lucky enough to locate and I am certain you'll agree with me on the value of this very rare and special find. Free US shipping is also included with purchase.
Here we have another great looking Civil War relic purchased near Taneytown, Maryland, just south of the battlefields at Gettysburg. The plate would have been worn on the sword belt and since it is a model 1864, it would surely have been issued to a Union soldier. A nice, as found piece of Civil War history. Free US shipping included with the sale priced Civil War belt plate.
Rare Confederate State 2 Pc. Brass Civil War Buckle
Here is an original Civil War relic brass two piece belt buckle imported from England and used by several Confederate militias. The plate has the same design on the face as the one shown on page 332 in the Kerksis book on Plates and Buckles of the American Military, as well as the same central design in buttons of the CS staff officers and in particular, on page 135, item 8 of the Howard Crouch book, Civil War Artifacts. The buckle has a great looking age patina and even, uniformity to the wear patterns. This buckle was part of a very extensive collection of Civil War pieces that obviously took the original owner most of his life to gather together. I have quite a good selection of different pieces from this collection listed and will from time to time be adding more to the shop. I think there were only two pieces in this entire collection in quantities of two. For the most part the items I have to offer from this collector's long held stash are one of one and are the only one I have unless noted otherwise. In other words, if you like something, please don't wait too long to buy it, or someone may beat you to it. The Confederate pieces are especially hard to come by and when they are gone, they are more than likely gone for good. I'm offering a number of these rare finds at Sale Prices and in most cases all of these old accoutrements also give you the bonus of Free shipping inside the USA; buyers outside the US, please ask me for a shipping quote.
A nice original brass Hardee Hat War Eagle badge or insignia that got its name from Judge William Hardee, a member of the Officer's Council who adopted the new style hat this badge was used on. When the Civil War broke out, Judge Hardee, a southern loyalist, joined the Confederacy and served as a General in the Confederate Army. This badge has a wonderful age patina and shows very little damage. It is missing on of its two fastening pins off the back, but more than makes up for the missing pin with its high condition. Buy this and receive free US shipping.
This Photographic Reprint is of General Longstreet. The Reprint was made by Leib Image Archives, York, PA. The Size of the Reprint: 14 inches High x 11 inches Wide. Great for Framing. Please e-mail me with any Questions!!!!
This Photographic Reprint is of General J.E.B. Stuart. General Stuart was killed in the Civil War in 1864. The Reprint was made by Leib Image Archives, York, PA. The Size of the Reprint: 14 inches High x 11 inches Wide. The Reprint was made from the Original Photograph. Great for Framing. Please e-mail me with any Questions!
Vtg.civil War Photo Reprint-robert E Lee And Traveller
This Civil War Photograph Reprint is of General Robert E. Lee and his Horse: Traveller. The Photograph Reprint was made from the Original Photo. The Reprint was made by Leib Image Archives, York, PA. Size of the Reprint is: 14 Inches High x 11 Inches Wide. Great for Framing. Please e-mail me with any Questions!!!!
This Photographic Reprint is of U.S. Grant. The Reprint was made by Leib Image Archives, York, PA. The Reprint was made from the Original Photograph. Size of the Reprint: 14 inches High x 11 inches Wide. Would be Great for Framing. Please e-mail me with any Questions!!!
Vintage (not a modern reproduction), dated 1875, engraved and published by Johnson, Wilson and Co. of New York. Titled The Capture of the Works at Petersburg, from an original painting by Nast in the possession of the publishers. From an unknown book. Page size 7 in. x 10 3/8 in., image size including text 6 1/2 in. x 7 3/8 in.. Used condition-has an edge and corner water stain, some age discoloration, some light text ghosting on the reverse, was previously cut from a book prior to my purchase of it. No other major problems. Great period piece for framing!
Vintage 1960 booklet titled The War 1861-1865 as depicted in prints by Currier and Ives. Published by the Nationwide Insurance Co., based on their extensive corporate art collection. lightly used, only 1 small edge tear on the front. Intact. Softbound, 5 7/8 in. x 9 inches. 34 pages. Great for Currier and Ives, Civil War collectors or Nationwide Ins. collectors! Free US first class mail shipping!
Vintage c.1960s Gettysburg (PA) Battlefield souvenir creamer. Very nice graphics, very light wear of the gold, no chips or cracks, light crazing but not the ugly kind. 5 in. high. Made in USA. Great for any Civil War collection!
The Memorial Life Of General William Tecumseh Sherman
This is a book written by Private Edward Chase with an introduction by General C.H. Howard, printed in 1891 by R.S. Peale & Company of Chicago, entitled The Memorial Life of General William Tecumseh Sherman. The book is not a bad read, it is just not in perfect condition. The back cover has evidence of either getting wet or being in a damp area at some point in its life. There is a tear at the bottom center area of the title page. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
Here is a battlefield dug remnant from our Civil War. We have absolutely no doubt in the authenticity of this piece. The style and composition of the plate closely matches various handmade Confederate plates and buckles in the Kerksis book on civil war plates of the American Military. There are so many known variations of this type belt or box plate, it is impossible to exactly identify the maker, but our research, along with testimony by a relative of the man who originally found this piece, we have concluded this plate is an actual confederate relic. The piece was purchased from the relative of a private collector, now deceased. As you can see in the photos, the plate has neither lead filler or hooks filling the back and has been otherwise flattened and abused by time and other causes that will remain unknown. None the less, this is a rare find and still a worthwhile piece of civil war history. The man who found it lived in the country not far from Hagerstown Maryland and claimed to have found this plate, as well as several other related items, while exploring along the banks of the Antietam Creek. The general location he described is close to the place where fighting took place. For years this plate remained glued to a plaque covered in red felt and displayed by its owner. You can still see a few tiny bits of that felt if you look closely at the plate's back. At some point after the collector's death, the display fell apart and pieces were left behind when the property was abandoned.
Antique Victorian Shoe Boots White Lace Up Good Condition
We are not sure of the age on these Victorian Look Shoe Boots. They look orginial judging from the materials used and the nails in the bottom of the heels, a few of which have been replaced with newer nails. The bottoms are white leather and the tops are a canvas material. The lace up strings look original. They are marked on the inside with the numbers 1857 355 10622. They may be reproductions made to look old, and if so, it was a good job. Appear to be a small size, probably a Ladies 5. Fanatasic display item or prop. Very good condition.
Here we have a very neat piece left over from way back in the days of our Civil War. This old candle lamp is spring loaded so as the candle burns down, the candle can be raised up a notch at a time to provide light during the darkest nights. This type of candle powered wall light was used in various types of Railroad cars, from sleeping cars to cabooses, where ever a little bit of easily portable light might be needed. This nice looking antique brass lamp stands 14 inches tall and has two notches on the back for hanging on the wall. A neat piece for any Civil War or Railroad enthusiast.
Here is one that may well drive my poor mind right over the edge. This old 2 piece antique brass belt buckle has all the signs of being sand cast during the Civil War by a Confederate State. The problem is, which state? The buckle is so old and worn and likely was lightly struck or poorly cast in the first place, that I simply can not determine for certain what the phantom ridges and contours on the buckle's center were intended to signify. My first inclination leans toward the nested Pelican, the figure used on so many varieties of Civil War 2 piece buckles of this style that were made to outfit soldiers from the great state of Louisiana. Sometimes looking at this old buckle on another day, it catches the light differently, revealing some other ghost of an imprint that will bring me very close to changing my opinion of its origin to the Confederate state of North Carolina. Perhaps this buckle's home state will forever remain an unanswered question and maybe that is how it ought to be?
Antique Cdv Photo. Handsome Young Civil War Soldier
This is a nice Standard size antique, civil war era Carte de Visite (4 by 2.5 inches) image of an unidentified, very handsome and extremely young Union soldier, proudly posing in his uniform. The CDV is in nice condition and will make a fine addition to your collection of Civil War memories. The back is nicely marked in black ink by the photographer, 'Rehn & Hurn, No. 1319 Chestnut Street. Philadelphia.' If only this picture could tell us what happened to this brave young man. Free Shipping within continental US
This is Sterling Silver Bracelet showing crest of Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, It appears to be from II World War, Not sure, Made by Birks - Sterling, There is full name with Initials of the pearson that belonged to and the number and ID number, Measuring about 6 3/4 inches around the wrist.
This item is an antique three (3) piece Razor and Strop set made during the US Civil War Period. The Razor was made by Wade and Butcher, Sheffield, England and has a tortoise shell handle. The Razor is about 10 inches long when opened and about 6 and 1/2 inches long when closed. The bllade is about 5/8 inches wide. It is stored in a tin case which has wooden ends and a brass knob on one end. In the wood on the other end of the case is a round section cut into it which is filled with wax which is used in sharpening the blade of the Razor. This Case is about 8 inches long and 1 and 1/2 inches wide. The tin case fits inside the third piece of this set. This is the Strop itself and a carrying case for the Razor and wax. The Strop and case is made of wood and tin and covered in leather. The wood with the leather on it on the the bak of this case is the actual strop. This piece is about 13 and 3/4 inches long; 1 and 1/2 inches wide and 5/8 inches high. The wood may be Rosewood or Mahogany. All three of these pieces are in very good condition. They show some wear which is consistent with their age. The tortoise shell handle appears to have a small crack near the hinge.
Rare Civil War Confederate Cs Spoon And Wreath Buckle
A truly rare find at any price. This gorgeous Civil War Confederate two piece CS belt buckle has been a part of my collection for more than thirty years. The style is called spoon and wreath and it can be found in the book by Sydney Kerksis entitled, Plates and Buckles of the American Military 1795 to 1874. I purchased this old buckle myself way back when I was in my mid twenties at a little flea market that used to sit about a mile south of Harper's Ferry. Back then the piece was considered somewhat rare, especially north of the Mason Dixon line, but nowhere close to as rare a find as it has become thirty years down the road. The buckle, according to Kerksis, was sand cast by some unknown southern company and worn mainly by officers of the Confederacy. As I get closer to retiring, I have been slowly working through my collection and selling off some pieces in order to supplement my income. If I could hold onto all of if for another ten years, I can only imagine what prices some of the items might bring, but I simply do not have that luxury at this time. I hope this great old CS buckle finds its way to someone who treasures its history as much as I do. Shipping is free on this piece. Thanks for looking.
Civil War - Cavalry Crossed Swords - Brass Hat Insignia
This is an original Civil Car Cavalry Hat Badge - The familiar Crossed Swords made of brass. This was actually a Pre-Civil War insignia and for that reason it was worn by members of both the Union (approximately 1¾ inches high by 3¼ inches wide) was retired and replaced at the end of the Civil War with a new, smaller version, General George Patton actually wore this same old style and size insignia on his collar, while serving as a Lieutenant during our conflict with Mexico. This particular hat insignia was purchased some 20 years ago from a small antique shop, several miles to the west of Gettysburg, Pa.. The brass swords have look like they've been left to age themselves with the passing of time, as you can see in places where no verdigris has formed, the brass has a deep brown patina. This is not a pristine piece. There exist the normal bruises and bumps of use and wear, but to me that adds much more character to this old Cavalry Insignia. This will make a fine addition to any collection of Civil War artifacts. Free US Shipping
Civil War Brass Bugle - Infantry Insignia From Kepi Hat
A very nice looking brass bugle that Infantry soldiers wore on the top of the standard issue Kepi Hats. The insignia has been in my collection for about 25 years and was purchased from a private seller near Harper's Ferry. I have no doubt this piece is authentic and was once worn by a foot soldier during the Civil War. Free shipping within the continental US
Civil War 2nd Cavalry Brass Regiment Id Cannon Tag.
I believe this to be an ID tag that would have been fastened to the wooded frame of a cannon or caisson to signify the unit it belonged with. In this case i am fairly sure that this 4 3/4 by 2 1/2 inch, hand hammered brass oval plate was attached to one of the smaller sized cannon used by Cavalry regiments, thus the fancy number 2 on the oval tag would mean this piece came from a piece of military hardware belonging to the 2nd Union Cavalry. The plate is a rare enough piece by itself, but what I find most interesting about it is what I am able to see on it's back. Perhaps my eyes are playing tricks on me, but there seem to be quite a few markings and letters, badly worn, but still partially visible. Please take a look at the photos to see if you can see them too. :) Ships Free
Standard Civil War Army Company letter ID worn on Union Kepi hat. This B stood for Company B and would have been attached to a soldier's kepi hat by using the wire pins soldered to the back of the letter. Pins in tact and B in good used condition. Size is roughly an inch square. Free Shipping for this item.
Here is a very nice Civil War blanket roll buckle as seen in the collectors encylopedia of the CIVIL WAR By Lords. Although these buckle covers were originally used as part of the Cavalry's saddle gear, the Lords book gives reference to it also being used frequently by the Confederate soldiers as part of their binding for their blankets. This is a very good looking, mellow age patina'd piece and is also in quite nice condition. THIS IS A REF WHICH SHOWS THESE AS BEING CONFEDERATE AND USED FOR BLANKET ROLL BELTS/
I'm certain this piece was the face of a Confederate cartridge box plate. Cartridge box plates were made using the same dies those from which belt buckle face plates were produced. This is certainly the size, style and pattern one would expect to find used for a0 cartridge box plate. The Photos and information about this cartridge box plate can be found in the reference book by Sydney Kerksis entitled, Plates and Buckles of the American Military 1795 to 1874. It is pictured as a buckle on page 277 and identified as figure 270, but as i said earlier , the same dies that were used in making buckles were also used to form the faces of the box plates. I could be wrong and perhaps this is actually a belt buckle plate, but either way it is one I bought almost thirty years ago at a roadside market south of Frederick, Md. as i made my way to conduct some business in Charleston W.Va. If I had been able to afford all the things I would have liked to buy back in thoase times when items like this could occasionally be bought from venders and at yard sales found in so many of the historic battle cites I spent so many years doing business in, I would have been rich and retired for years by now. Unfortunately money was not sometyhing I had very much extra on hand back then, but sometimes its nice to think about what might have been. Free US shipping with purchase.
This old Civil War insignia is about as rare as lips on a chicken. Mostly worn by high-ranking officers, the false embroider brass cavalry bugle is as finely made as a piece of expensive jewelry. This one has a wonderful plumb brown age patina and looks like it was kept in a relatively safe environment for most of the last 150 + years. There is a small amount of verdigris on the front of the bugle, but that just adds to the beauty of the patina. If you're after a Civil War piece that not many people can say they have in their collections, you may want to consider adding this fine old insignia from the Civil War to your collection.
Civil War Cavalry Hat Pin - Non Dug - Brass Swords
This beautiful crossed swords insignia belonged to the same family of the same veteran soldier who also sold us a great many fine old Civil War and Civil War Reunion pieces. You can tell by the patina and condition that this insignia was well cared for, not lost or discarded to be dug up decades later. This brass insignia would have been worn by a Cavalry Soldier on his hat and is the correct size and design as other's like it that date back to the Civil War. Similar pins used by the Cavalry after the war ended were much smaller pieces.
This rare old brass medal came to us with a great many other pieces that all date to a Reunion of Civil War Veterans and their families that took place in Gettysburg, Pa. in 1915. This medal commemorates the Monument to the Soldiers from the town of Hanover, Pa. and would have been given to one of the veterans of that campaign. Nicely marked, but unreadable to me, the maker's name and other info will surely be easier for someone younger to read. Nicely detailed with the Hanover town seal, date and rendition of the actual monument, this is one of those really hard to find bits of Civil War history.
Another of the great old pieces we bought that came from a 1915 reunion of Civil War Veterans and their families. This is a small lapel pin of our American flag and would have been worn by one of the veteran's of the Civil War.
Medal - Daughters Of Union Civil War Veterans 1915
This old brass medal came to us with a great many other pieces that all date to a Reunion of Civil War Veterans and their families that took place in Gettysburg, Pa. in 1915. This old medal would have been worn by a member of the Daughters of Veterans of the Civil War. The piece is worn and aged, but still in wonderful condition, as you can see.
Old Fork With A Bone Handle And Brass Pins - Civil War
Well I wouldn't be in a hurry to eat with it, but this sure is an interesting old fork. It is of the type associated with the time period surrounding our Civil War and came to us along with enough other Civil War period artifacts to lend weight to this assessment. The fork measures 6 and 1/2 inches long and has a hand carved handle covering made of bone and held in place by three brass pins. Nice addition to a Civil War display.
Well here's a piece you don't see every day. My best assessment of this odd looking item is that it was once worn as an eye patch by someone who had either made it or had it made for them, out of what seems to be a piece of tanned pig skin. I fully believe this patch once was worn by a veteran of the Civil War. I have reached this conclusion because the patch was amoung a great many old medals and other souveniers that date to a 1915 reunion of Civil War veterans and their families at Gettysburg. Judge for yourself. I think its pretty cool.
Harpers Civil War Litho Print Bombardment Of Newbern 1862
Harpers Black and White Lithograph Print of the Bombardment of Newbern 1862. Behind Plastic and Cardboard. May be removed for framing. In good condition but does have some fraying on the left hand side that may be coverd with matting. Displayed numerous War Ships of the period.
Civil War Lithograph Print Forts Henry And Donelson 1862
Black and White Lithograph of Nashville Tennessee from Harpers 1862 titled Forst Henry and Donelson. It is behind plastic cover against cardboard to keep it pristine and may easily be removed for framing.
Civil War Print General W F Smith Division White Oak Swamp
Lithograph of General W F Smiths Rear Guard Division at the White Oak Swamp. Drawing by Julian Scott after his painting owned by the Union League Club New York, black and white lithograph print. It has a partial write up on the back. Comes in its plastic case and may easily be removed.
Harpers Pictorial History Of Civil War Georgia Delegation
Lithograph Print of The Last Delegation from Georgia in the Congress of the United States from Harpers Pictorial History of the Civil War. Dated February 1862. Black and White Lithograph behind plastic cover with card board backing to keep it pristine. It may easily be removed for framing.
Civil War Era Dominoes - Brass, Bone & Ebony - By Hand
Here are four hand made dominoes that date back to the time of the Civil War. Dominoes was one of the favorite games played by soldiers of both armies, on the rare occasions the men had time to play games. Hand made using bone for the tops, ebony for the dark bottoms and a brass pin through the center to hold to two halves together. I've placed four dominoes in a small display case, which I think makes a real nice and very unusual gift.
AMERICAN CIVIL WAR MAGAZINES (18). THE FOLLOWING COPIES ARE PART OF THIS GROUP: JULY, SEPTEMBER 1994, SEPTEMBER, NOVEMBER 1995, JANUARY, JULY, SEPTEMBER 1996, JANUARY, MAY 1997, MARCH, MAY, JULY, SEPTEMBER, NOVEMBER 1998, MARCH, MAY, SEPTEMBER 1999 AND JANUARY 2000. THEY ALL APPEAR TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION. I DON'T SEE ANY TEARING. BUYER PAYS SHIPPING AND INSURANCE.
Mini-print, image size 4 7/8 in. x 7 1/2 in.. Shows the Wisconsin Black hats at Gettysburg, by Dale Gallon. Open edition, not signed. MINT condition! Perfect for framing or gift-giving! Free US first class mail shipping.
Vintage linen postcard, unused mint condition. Jennie Wade house and monument at Gettysburg, PA. Home of the only civilian killed at the battle. Perfect for postcard or Civil War collectors! Free US shipping!
Gettysburg 135th (Anniversary) Photographic Review, published by The Civil War News. 15 in.x11 in. format, softbound, 32 pages of great color photos of the reenactments at Gettysburg, PA. Near mint condition-some light creasing, spot in upper right which had a price sticker at one time. No other condition problems. Great gift idea! Shipping includes delivery confirmation, insurance is optional.
Titled Warhorse-US Cavalry Civil War 1861-1865 by Joann M. Renner copyright 1999. Set of 5 blank notecards with envelopes, mint condition. Computer printed matte finish reproduction(I can't afford commercial printing yet) from an original oil painting by the artist(which is me-I own the copyright). Size 5 1/2 in.x 8 1/2 in.. This particular horse was involved in the Gettysburg reenactments mid-1990's. Dealer/publisher inquiries welcome. Artist bio. available upon request. Great to use or for gift-giving! For high commercial quality printed notecards and giclee prints see my Links page for Joann Renner at fineartamerica.com.
Titled Capturing the Flag-Pickett's Charge Aftermath Gettysburg, PA July 3, 1863. Print by Joann Renner copyright 2000. Matte finish, computer print (I can't afford expensive commercial printing yet). Original oil painting is by Joann Renner(which is me-I own the copyright). Paper size is 8 1/2 in. x 11 in.. Mint condition. Each print will be handsigned by the artist. Shows the view in front of the copse of trees on Cemetary Ridge after Confederate troops were repulsed, as Union troops shout Fredericksburg!Fredericksburg!. Artist bio. is available upon request. Gallery/dealer/publisher inquiries are welcome. Perfect for gift-giving! Original painting is available for sale, please e-mail us for details. Free US first class mail! You may view more images for high quality giclee prints and notecards by this artist at the fineartamerica.com for Joann Renner link on our Links page!
Quite possibly one-of-a-kind woodcut or wood engraving(not a modern reproduction or from a period publication). Each color was printed by hand using a seperate woodblock. It depicts a woman and a Union officer trying to stop an attack on a fallen Confederate soldier by 3 Union? soldiers. I'm not sure if this was to illustrate a long forgotten battlefield incident, or a comment on the confusing social and political issues of the time(ie. the brother vs. brother issue). It is unsigned and undated, I would love to be able to research the artist if known. Certainly a period piece by the style. Size is 5 in.x 7 3/8 in., framed size is 11 in.x 12 in.. Frame is a period style modern gilt wood frame, gray and blue double mat(100%cotton rag and backing, archivally mounted). Wire hanger and bumper pads. Framing is mint condition with 1 tiny back bottom corner chip(barely noticeable), print has a small dark stain(looks like ink)on the left upper tree line, and a few tears on the bottom edge which have been archivally repaired. Perfect for gift-giving and worthy of the most advanced Civil War collection! Free US shipping & insurance!
Portrait Print Civil War Confederate Generals C.1920s
A c.1920's reprint engraving of Portraits of Prominent Confederate Generals from an original engraving published in 1866 War of the Rebellion by Horace Greeley. First side includes Jos.E.Johnson, Jno.Morgan, Bragg, Forrest, Hardee, A.S.Johnson, Price, Hood and Kirby Smith. The other side is Portraits of Some Leaders of the Southern Confederacy, including Davis, Stephens, Mason, Slidell, & Benjamin. Size is 9 5/8 in.x 6 5/8 in.. Condition is excellent-there is a water stain in the upper corner, & alittle foxing in the lower left corner. No tears. Some age discoloration. Unframed. Not a modern reproduction of any kind. The buyer can decide which side they would like to display. Free US first class mail shipping!