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Civil War patriotic imprint with vignette of a Union shield within a large star with North, East, South and West at the four corners. Light staining. 5 1/4 x 3.


***See our Patriotic Imprints section to read more information about this item.   


4 1/2 x 7, two page imprint, plus a  manuscript list of the names of the 18 graduates who attended the dinner.


Young's Hotel, Dinner For The Class of 1862, Tuesday, July 16, 1867. The inside page shows the Bill of Fare listing the various choices of soup, roast, entrees, game and dessert. The back page is handwritten in ink listing the last names of those 18 graduates who attended the dinner: "Present: Boyden, Brigham, Ellis, Fiske, Gilbert, Hedge, Hosmer, Kemp, Mathes, Munroe, Payson, Porter, Priest, Quincy, Rogers, H.M., Sawtell, Sibley, Soule. 18." Very fine and desirable 1860's Harvard related imprint.


I have confirmed the 18 names listed on this program as having all attended this dinner through the report of the secretary of Harvard for the class of 1862. In an entry dated July 17, 1867 it was noted that the supper was held last evening, [July 16th] at Young's Hotel and lists these exact 18 names written on the program as having been present. Most likely some of these men fought in the Civil War.


Young's Hotel operated from 1860 to 1927 and was located on Court Street, in Boston, Massachusetts. The building was designed by William Washburn, and George Young established the business, which was later taken over by Joseph Reed Whipple and George G. Hall. Famous guests at Young's Hotel included Mark Twain, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, William Lloyd Garrison, Charles Sumner, Rutherford B. Hayes, and numerous others.


WBTS TRIVIA: 475 Harvard College graduates fought in the Civil War among which 73 died in service. There were also an additional 114 Harvard students who had not graduated that served in the war among which 22 died in service.        


<b>Signed by a Pennsylvania officer wounded and captured at the battle of Fredericksburg, Va.</b>


4 1/2 x 7 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Provost Marshal General's Office

Washington, D.C., October 6, 1864


To. Col. R.C. Buchanan, 1st U.S. Inf.

Act. Ass't Provost Marshal General

Trenton, N.J.


The "Daily Reports of the state of the draft," received at this office, disclose the fact that an extraordinary proportion of drafted men fail to report for examination. You will immediately adopt the best course you can devise to secure the arrest of the delinquents, and, under no circumstance, permit them to lurk within your jurisdiction. You will, whenever necessary, invoke the aid of such military authorities as are within your reach, and request the co-operation of the civil authorities.


JAMES B. FRY

Provost Marshal General


OFFICIAL:


Theo. McMurtrie

Captain, and Act. Ass't Adjt. Gen.


12 Pa. Reserves


There are 2 very tiny punch holes at the left edge which do not affect any of the content.


Theodore McMurtrie, who signed this document in ink, enlisted on August 18, 1861, as a private, and was mustered into Co. D, 42nd Pennsylvania Infantry, known as the "Bucktails." He was discharged for promotion on January 10, 1862, and was commissioned into the field and staff of the 41st Pennsylvania Infantry, with rank of 1st lieutenant and regimental adjutant. He was severely wounded and captured at the battle of Fredericksburg, Va., on December 13, 1862, the wound resulting in the amputation of his left leg. He was transferred out of this regiment on October 18, 1863, and served out the war in the Veteran Reserve Corps.





  


<b>Featuring President Grover Cleveland & Mrs. President Cleveland</b>


3 1/4 x 4 1/4, two sided advertising imprint. One side has a portrait of President Grover Cleveland with a clever advertising imprint, "Keep a Watch on the PRESIDENT! And let it be a WATERBURY. Being the head of the people he should carry the people's Time Piece." The reverse has a portrait of Mrs. Cleveland, also with a very clever advertising line, "Keep a Watch on MRS. CLEVELAND! And let it be a WATERBURY, so that the WHITE HOUSE dinners will always be "on time." Imprint below Mrs. Cleveland's image: (From a Photograph by W.J. Baker, Buffalo). The corners of the imprint have been slightly trimmed. Very fine, circa late 1800's advertising imprint using the president and first lady to promote a Watch Company. Interesting and very desirable 1800's combination presidential/advertising item.


The Waterbury Clock Company was founded in 1854 in Waterbury, Conn. Originally the company produced less expensive clocks as alternatives to compete with the high end European market. By 1887 the company created a large pocket watch which is most likely what this advert is referring to.


Grover Cleveland served two terms as President of the United States. He was the 22nd president, serving, 1885-89; and the 24th president, serving, 1893-97.

Union Shield & Star $8.00

 

Harvard Class of 1862 Dinner Program $15.00

 

1864 Provost Marshal General's Office Im $35.00

 

Waterbury Clock Company Adverisement $10.00




<b>United States Congressman from Ohio


Member of the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress</b>


(1809-1890) At the outbreak of the Civil War, Schenck, who had campaigned enthusiastically for Abraham Lincoln, was appointed a brigadier general of volunteers to rank from May 17, 1861. He commanded a brigade of General Daniel Tyler's division at 1st Bull Run and saw action in the Shenandoah Valley the following spring during General Stonewall Jackson's famous campaign. At 2nd Bull Run he led a division of General Franz Sigel's Corps of the Army of Virginia and was disabled for further field service from a serious wound in the arm. He was promoted to major general to rank from Aug. 30, 1862, and commanded the Middle Dept. and 8th Corps at Baltimore. Schenck also served 8 terms in Congress, was diplomatic representative of the U.S. in South America and served as a member of the Alabama Claims Commission.


<u>Signature With Place</u>: 4 x 2 1/2, in ink, Robt. C. Schenck, Dayton, Ohio. Very fine. 

 


Civil War patriotic imprint with vignette of a soldier holding sponge with cannon behind him and an American flag above, pair of Indians wearing headdresses and the following verse: "Our Volunteers a noble band Of men, prepared to fight, They'll drive all treason from the land, And put the foe to flight." Light staining. 5 1/2 x 3.


***See our Patriotic Imprints section to read more information about this item.  


(1825-64) Saw action in the Mexican War. He organzied the Lexington Rifles in 1857, and when the Civil War broke out, he led his command to join the Confederacy. From then until his death his exploits made him one of the legendary figures of the Confederacy. He was promoted to colonel of the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry on April 4, 1862, and brigadier general on December 11th. His series of raids into Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio earned him a vote of thanks from the Confederate Congress and the undying hatred of a large segment of the frightened Northern population. On his most famous raid north of the Ohio in 1863, he was captured near New Lisbon and imprisoned in the Ohio State Penitentiary with several of his officers. But no prison could hold the notorious Confederate raider as he soon escaped! On the night of September 3, 1864, while enroute to attack Union forces near Knoxville, he camped near Greenville, Tenn. Early the next morning he was surprised by a detachment of Union cavalry and was killed in the garden of the house where he had been sleeping.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Seated view of Morgan wearing a kepi and a double breasted frock coat with rank of brigadier general. He poses with his legs crossed which show off his high black cavalry boots. Standing at his side is his 21 year old bride, Martha (Mattie) Ready, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., wearing a heavy overcoat. This view was taken in 1863 at the time of their wedding. Backmark: E. & H.T. Anthony, New York. 2 cents blue George Washington tax stamp on the reverse. Light age toning and wear.  


<b>Mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern, Va. in 1864</b>


(1833-1864) Graduated #13 in the West Point class of 1854. He was wounded on the frontier during Indian fighting. He was the aide of Colonel R. E. Lee during John Brown's raid of Harpers Ferry. During the Civil War he became one of the most daring and legendary cavalry commanders, serving with Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. He was mortally wounded on May 11, 1864, after intercepting Union General Phil Sheridan's raid at Yellow Tavern, Virginia, dying the next day. His death was a severe blow to the Confederacy! 


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Corners of the mount are very slightly trimmed. Half view in Confederate uniform. Backmark: E. & H.T. Anthony, New York. Very desirable.

Autograph, General Robert C. Schenck $50.00

 

Our Volunteers a Noble Band of Men $8.00

 

CDV General John Hunt Morgan & Wife $295.00

 

CDV General J. E. B. Stuart $395.00




Civil War patriotic envelope which satirical theme on a bright red flag showing the leg and boot of A.[braham] L.[incoln] kicking a figure representing Confederate President J.[efferson] D.[avis] is the butt. The slogan on the flag is "A.L., His Mark."  


Presented by the United States Christian Commission. 2 3/4 x 4 1/2, imprint. Published by the American Baptist Publication Society, 530 Arch Street, Philadelphia. 12 pages, string bound. Interesting Civil War era religious tract. These kinds of publications were issued to comfort Civil War soldiers in the field, this one issued by the benevolent U.S. Christian Commission. Light age toning, staining and wear. Desirable.  


Civil War patriotic envelope with spoof theme on Confederate cavalry horses. Vignette of a very under nourished horse with barking dogs at his feet, a pair of vultures sitting in a tree, and one vulture hovering above. The slogan reads, Rice Straw! Effect of "feed" on the Cavalry Horse in the Secession Army. Executed by W.J. Baker. Uncommon.  Housed in its period 15 1/8X 18 1/4 inch deep walnut frame, this photograph measures approximately 6 ¾ X 9 1/2 on its original 10 X 13 inch mount and remains in excellent original condition.  The photograph mount offers a period brown ink penned title identifying the subject as <B><I> Co. C 10th Veteran Reserve Corps / Washington D. C. April 1865</B></I>.  A rare view obviously taken on the same occasion as a similar view preserved on glass negative in the Library of Congress, this view records the presence of a small <U>Black Drummer Boy</U> standing with his drum at left of the enlisted formation.  Standing at the right forefront of his Co. C 10th V. R. C. is Lt. Walter F. Halleck.  A veteran of the <B>11th Michigan Infantry</B>, Lt. Halleck sports an eye patch won at Stone’s River (Murfreesboro) Tennessee when he lost an eye and was taken prisoner by Confederates as a result of action there on 12/31/1862.  (A period portrait complete with eye patch may be found on <I>Find a Grave</I>. Halleck is buried at Arlington plot section 3, grave 1783)  The 10th Veteran Reserve Corps was initially organized in New York City in the fall of 1863 and was primarily a consolidation of the 12th NY Infantry, 13th NY Infantry, 14th NY Infantry, 15th NY Infantry, 19th NY Infantry and 57th NY Infantry.  A bit of research will likely offer additional individual identification particularly of the officer at Halleck’s right. A rare photograph, well documented by a <I>same sitting</I> collodion plate negative in the Library of Congress.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

Patriotic Cover, Flag, Abraham Lincoln H $15.00

 

Booklet, The Explosion $10.00

 

Patriotic Cover, Rice Straw, Confederate $15.00

 

rare variant !! original Civil War photo $695.00




Civil War patriotic envelope; spoof theme on the Confederacy with an illustration of a floating, broken cup with a  C.S.A. flag design on the outside. Three men are within the vessel; the officer at the rear is leaning over the side and vomiting, the man standing at the center is using a whiskey bottle for a telescope to look at the Union warship in the background, while the seated man at the front is holding a whiskey bottle. Titled, "The Impending Crisis." Uncommon.    


Vignette of General Franz Sigel on horseback with his name Sigel below. Counter stamped "W.C.P." on the obverse. Union For Ever with American shield and the year 1863 on the reverse. Fine. Scarce.  A bit of a departure from our usual fair, this outstanding mid 1800s court sword will fill the bill for the right collector.   High relief, chiseled bronze furniture retains virtually all of its original heavy gold plating over a laurel motif set off by the classic figure of a patriotic eagle.  Beautifully colored natural mother of pearl grips offer a pleasing age patina.   Overall length is 36 ¾ inches with a slender 30 ½ inch,  three fuller triangular blade which retains much of its original fire blue embellishment over decorative line engraving.  Of special note is that the slender leather scabbard with its furniture remains in excellent original condition commensurate with the pleasing condition of the sword.  Of <I>special note</I> because as experienced collectors will attest, the delicately slender leather scabbard of these court swords are nearly always broken or missing furniture or both.  An outstanding, all original example of a classic style seldom surviving in collectable condition, a good look our photos will offer the best description.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!


 


 Country of Origin:	USA

Style:	Renaissance Revival

Condition:	Restored

Year:	c. 1880

Description:	Spectacular antique 19th C. four-piece American Victorian/Aesthetic Movement King Size bedroom suite. This epic bed has been expanded to a king size by AT. Set consists of a bed, dresser, and 2 night cabinets.  This set belongs to Steven Segal and the night cabinets were custom made to fit the style of the bed.  The dresser has a 2" beveled mirror. and the entire set has been impeccably restored and is now ready for its new home.  


Dimensions

Bed: 105"H x 89"W x 58"D

Dresser: 109"H x 64"W x 21"D

Nigth Stands (2): 28"H x 22"D x 41"W

Patriotic Cover, The Impending Crisis $15.00

 

1863 General Franz Sigel & Union Forever $75.00

 

exceptional 2nd Empire French – Officer’ $895.00

 

4-Pc Victorian Aesthetic Movement King S $30000.00

An 1833 dated large cent (shown here with a quarter for size comparison) as was originally worn as a badge of identification by members of the frequently militant <B>Peace Democrats </B> or <B><I>Copperheads</I></B> of Civil War era notoriety.  This pierced U.S. large cent retains a rich age  patina and good evidence of period wear.  The <I>Copperheads</I> were so-called by their opponents in recognition of their practice of wearing a pierced  copper penny  as a badge of identification as a Peace Democrat. (see: <I>Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields & Campsites of the Civil War</I> by Stanley Phillips)  Offered as found some years ago when we were able to pick one up on occasion here in Maine where the <I>Copperheads</I> were extremely active in certain areas throughout the Civil War years. A neat item for political collectors ! please note:   <B>ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!</B>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!

 A nice <B>single</B> example of the pattern of 1872 U. S. Cavalry Sgt. stripes.  All original and in ‘minty’ condition after decades of storage, this example should not be confused with the lighter fabric type of a later period that are more frequently seen.  With their heavy yellow / orange wool felt and higher quality chain stitch trim, these original issue artillery stripes will add quality and color to any Indian Wars era or U.S. insignia grouping. A relatively common item only a few years ago, real examples are getting harder to find with demand fostering the fabrication  of cheaper reproductions.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your  All in excellent condition with bright original ribbons (no splits or weak spots), this attractive Civil War veteran GAR National Encampment Representative medal is dated 1928 and was issued to veteran representatives attending the 62nd National Encampment in Denver, Colorado.  The medal carries the figure of GAR National Commander <B>Elbridge L. Hawk</B>.  Hawk served as Captain, <B>114th Ohio Volunteer Infantry</B>. <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !  Our illustrations will likely do best to describe this offering except to advise that it is a size seven and while it offers good evidence of age and originality, remains in pleasing condition.  An exceptional 19th century felt hat! <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

Civil War era 'COPPERHEAD' IDENTIFICATI $65.00

 

1872 Pattern Cavalry SERGEANT CHEVRON $65.00

 

1928 Denver G. A. R. National Encampment $195.00

 

original c. 1800s DANDY’S FEDORA $95.00

A popular utility of the colonial era, Revolutionary War period with use through the Civil War era these blacksmith forged iron crackers were reversible with a lesser gap one way than the other so as to accommodate large and smaller nuts.  The cracking surfaces are textured so as to provide a firm grip. An attractive companion piece in a period setting, this pair measure about 5 ¾ inches in length and remain in nice solid , even usable condition but with a pleasant natural age patina. <B>Don't forget to give our search feature a try</B> for special wants. A simple <B>key word</B> in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !  <B>Not</B> to be confused with the usually encountered reproduction in this pattern this example is the <U>real thing</U>.  This genuine antique, cast iron trivet, with its classic patriotic shield design, crossed cannons, cannon balls and crossed swords, measures 8 ½ inches long and is 4 1/8 inches wide.  Never painted this desirable original remains in excellent condition and will make a pleasing addition to any collection. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !  


 A style initially made popular in this country by German immigrants, the use of this classic type by American Civil War troops has been well documented by period field photos and military camp excavation.  The elongated porcelain bowl was joined to the cherry wood stem by means of a hollow V-shaped secondary bowl, this component intended to collect moisture and tobacco tar making for a fine smooth smoke. The mouthpiece is of natural horn and the bowl is generally capped by a hinged metal lid.   Popular from the earlier 19th century and Civil War era through the later 1800s, the earliest of these bowls were hand painted <U>as is this offering</U>.  The advent of color transfer printing in the later, mid 1800s, and the nearly universal use of that newly available medium to decorate these pipes, is a primary feature in determining whether such a pipe is pre or post-Civil War with hand painted examples as is offered here falling in the just pre and Civil War era.  Especially desirable by virtue of the colorful and especially well done military battle scene, its overall condition and completeness this example will make an attractive addition to any tobacco and smoking grouping or simply as a stand-alone in a period personal grouping.   <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

 The head of this little blacksmith made axe was fashioned from two pieces of iron formed as one ( high carbon for the blade for a keen edge and lower carbon, less brittle, for the pick) just as the full sized working examples.  Some period ink stains on the original <I>white ash</I> wood haft may indicate that the piece served a practical purpose as a quill sharpener.  We have seen such miniatures in period writing desks. (see: Valley Forge museum collection)  <B>Don't forget to give our search feature a try</B> for special wants. A simple <B>key word</B> in lower case works best.  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

1700s early 1800s forged iron NUTCRACKER $65.00

 

original - antique cast iron PATRIOTIC T $95.00

 

Civil War era Military Motif - import PO $225.00

 

vintage hand wrought - MINIATURE HATCHE $65.00

H 8in. x W 8in. x D 11in.  H 15in. x W 10in. x D 14in.-29in.  H 13in. x W 4in. x D 7in.  H 9in. W 6in. x D 16in.

BRASS WALL SCONCES. . PAIR $450.00

 

H 15in. x W 10in. x D 14in. -29in. $0.00

 

H 13in. x W 4in. x D 7in. $0.00

 

INUSTRIAL STYLE WALL LIGHTS . . . PAIR $450.00

H 9in. x W 5in. x D 8in.  H 9in. x W 12in. x D 20in.  H 20in. x D 9in.


nickel stem available in any length

original prismatic industrial glass  H 14in. x W 56in. x 33in.

PIVOTING HEAD WALL LIGHT. . . NICKEL $0.00

 

H 9in. x W 12in. x D 20in. $0.00

 

Halophane pendant light fixture $450.00

 

H 14in. x W 56in. x 33in. $0.00

H 9in. x W 12in. x D 26in.  H 32in. x D 19in.  H 28in. x D 8in.  H 7in. x D 3in.

H 9in. x W 12in. x D 26in. $0.00

 

Brass pendant fiture $650.00

 

H 28in. x D 8in. $0.00

 

DANCE FLOOR WAX $0.00

H 3 1/2in. x D 4 1/2in.  H 4in. x D 5in.  H 8in. x D 12in.  H 3 1/2in. x D 5in.

CHAN WAX TIN $0.00

 

PUMPKIN PIE TIN $0.00

 

OLD PRETZEL TIN $0.00

 

OLD COFFEE TINS $0.00

H 9in. x D 6in.  H 14in. x W 13in. x D 9in.  H 14in. x W 16in. x D 6in.  H 15in. x W 11in.

SOLVENT TIN $0.00

 

OLD COFFEE TIN $0.00

 

PHILIP MORRIS BUS BOY SIGN $0.00

 

HOME MADE ICE CREAM MAKER $0.00

H 24in. x D 16in.


GREAT GARDEN ITEM  H 30in. x W 14in. x D 6in.  H 15in. x W 14in.x48in.


OLD RED PAINT AND NAME  H 11in. x W 17in. x D 5in.

INDUSTRIAL ROOF VENT $550.00

 

H 30in. x W 14in. x D 6in. $0.00

 

LITTLE RED WAGON " THE GADFLY" $450.00

 

NEON SIGN $0.00

closed H 25in. x W 14in. x D 6in.

open   H 25in. x W 14in. x D 16in.  


8 x 10 1/2, typed letter, on imprinted letter sheet, with names and positions of the officers of the post at upper right.


Headquarters

GETTYSBURG POST, NO. 191

Dept. of Mass., G.A.R.

3 Boylston Place


Boston, Sept. 12th, 1890


Comrades of Gettysburg Post:


The requirements of my business are such that I can give no more time to Grand Army duties. I therefore tender my resignation as Commander of Gettysburg Post, to take effect from this date.


In retiring from the position of Commander, I return my sincere thanks to every individual comrade for the uniform courtesy and kindness with which you have treated me.


The Post is an assured success. It was not organized by "professional veterans." It is not composed of "professional veterans." It was organized on the right basis- that of independence. It has asked no favors of the general public or of individuals. It has been noted for harmony and true fraternity among its members. It has successfully carried out everything that it has undertaken and has ever been an honor to the Grand Army of the Republic. Its future, I doubt not will be as successful as its past. As a humble comrade I shall always be glad to contribute my share to its welfare. Wishing each and every comrade prosperity and happiness,


I am in F. C. & L.,


Yours with respect and esteem,


Harrison Hume


Light age toning and wear. Mounting traces on the reverse. Very fine.


Harrison Hume served in the 11th Maine Infantry during the Civil War with rank of sergeant major, and second lieutenant.  These little penny sized coins were struck in the early years of the American Civil War to fill a commercial need when people began hording hard currency.  By July of 1862 even the lowly copper cent had all but disappeared from public circulation.  Though the U. S. Mint began issuing substitute paper money in the usual coinage denominations and folks began using postage stamps to augment that effort, commercial needs demanded something more familiar and more durable. The private minting of what collectors refer to as <I>HARD-TIME</I> TOKENS began to appear in the fall of 1862.   These private issue coins fell in two categories, the <I>patriotic token</I> which did not carry the name of a specific redeemer and the so called <I>store-card</I> type which carried the name of a specific merchant.  The little private issue ‘penny’  filled the commercial need and soon enjoyed general acceptance as a means of exchange usually allotted the value of one cent.  The little copper cent was minted in several variations and designs (usually patriotic) and were almost immediately a collectable accounting for some limited availability of nice condition examples still available on today’s collectors market.  Not a common find outside of collector circles though, as the short lived Civil War token was outlawed by act of Congress in 1864 when the issuance of currency in any form by private individuals was forbidden.  We have acquired a small collection of these little relics and are offering them individually in our online shop for the collector who would enjoy a nice original example to go in a Civil War grouping or coin collection.  The patriotic example offered here remains in pleasing, uncirculated condition with a natural age patina.  (Will make a neat original Civil War vintage gift without spending lots of money.)You may view all of these that are currently on our site by entering <I> patriotic token </I>  in our search feature.  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !


 We will let our photographs speak for this scarce Civil War era wedding portrait except to advise that the photographer, <I>J. F.Tucker</I> of Lynville, Tennessee.

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closed H 25in. x W 14in. x D 6in.
ope $0.00

 

Resignation Letter of Commander of Getty $10.00

 

Civil War ARMY & NAVY Patriotic / ‘HARD- $35.00

 

Civil War era Tennessee WEDDING COUPLE / $65.00

This US marked keg spigot is of turned maple with a natural cork insert to insure a leak proof fit.   The spigot measures approximately 11 1/8 inches in length and though it offers good evidence of age and period originality appears never to have been used.  Appropriate for use or display with any number of period barrel, hogshead, or keg applications, the cork insert is generally considered most appropriate to use with beer, wine and spirits barrels and kegs.  A neat display item to lay in with Civil War vintage sutler, country store or military quartermaster items. <B>Don't forget to give our search feature a try</B> for special wants. A simple <B>key word</B> in lower case works best.  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!  


Civil War patriotic imprint with ornately designed vignette of General Winfield Scott with a banner above with title, "Our Commander In Chief" and American flags and shield below. The motto, "The War For The Union" is in stars and stripes letters at the upper right. Staining at the corners. 5 1/2 x 3 1/8.


***See our Patriotic Imprints section to read more information about this item.   An original Civil War veteran prisoner of war national reunion ribbon bearing an illustration of a prison stockade and a bloodhound attacking an escaping POW. The 6" yellow silk ribbon is marked "Re-Union of the Union Ex-Prisoners of War Chicago December 10, 1889". The ribbon has average wear but is sound and Overall VG.  An original Civil War Proclamation Broadside issued by President Andrew Johnson, May 2, 1865-   "Rewards Offered for the Arrest of Jefferson Davis and others May 2, 1865"-  as the "atrocious murder of the late President Abraham Lincoln was incited by Jefferson Davis, "late of Richmond" and others named, Presdent Johnson orders descriptions of said persons & notice of rewards published- $100,000 for Davis, etc  The Proclamation is printed on light green stock, approx 33 x 21 cm. Age stains on edges & wear on edges, overall VG.  Only 1 copy is listed in the World Catalog.  I am told this came from the estate of a New York Civil War congressman. Thank you for visiting Mike Brackin Civil War Antiques- www.mikebrackin.com 

I have been collecting and selling original American Civil War & US Military memorabilia for 35 years.  All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic and in the condition as described.  I am a longtime member of the Company of Military Historians, the New England Antique Arms Association, the Ephemera Society of America & the Civil War Veterans Historical Assn I ship only USPS priority mail with insurance.

antique U S Keg Spigot $95.00

 

General Winfield Scott $8.00

 

CIVIL WAR PRISONER OF WAR REUNION RIBBON

 

LINCOLN ASSASSINS REWARD CIVIL WAR BROAD $3500.00

A bit out of our usual scope but so neat we couldn’t resist the acquisition of this WW II mechanical pin.  A whimsical presentation depicts Uncle Sam and Adolf Hitler. A pull on the string and the <I>Fuhrer</I>meets his demise.   Measuring approximately 1 19/32 of an inch in diameter the colorfully lithographed button pin is maker marked on the rim<B>PAT APPLIED FOR – EVANS NOVELTY CO. CHICAGO</B>.  All in pleasing condition. The pin offers good evidence of age and originality while retaining strong graphics with no chips, dings or scratches and the mechanical mechanism functions smoothly.  <B>Don't forget to give our search feature a try</B> for special wants. A simple <B>key word</B> in lower case works best.  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !


 A gem for the sewing and needlework enthusiast is this attractive delicately stained umbrella needle case.  Gathered up and set aside some years ago from a Victorian era sewing basket, this delicate miniature umbrella is carved from bone with a turned, threaded shaft all remaining in fine original condition and will lay in nicely with any ladies sewing implement grouping.    <B>Don't forget to give our search feature a try</B> for special wants. A simple <B>key word</B> in lower case works best.  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !  We are going to let our photographs do most of the description on this one to include any conclusion as to exactly what the cryptic subject in its Massachusetts state seal embossed case is intended to address. The colorful reverse painting on glass is backed with a thin sheet of copper foil to give the subject plunging dagger and heart a bright crispness. All is encased in a brass 9th plate photo mat and frame and housed in a photo case with the Massachusetts state seal in the velveteen cover lining. All is pleasingly period original with no condition issues save some separation of the black paint backing which surrounds the main subject.  We would guess this has some fraternal connotation but that is only a guess on our part.  Please send us a note if you are able to offer anything further.   

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 These little penny sized coins were struck in the early years of the American Civil War to fill a commercial need when people began hording hard currency.  By July of 1862 even the lowly copper cent had all but disappeared from public circulation.  Though the U. S. Mint began issuing substitute paper money in the usual coinage denominations and folks began using postage stamps to augment that effort, commercial needs demanded something more familiar and more durable. The private minting of what collectors refer to as <I>HARD-TIME</I> TOKENS began to appear in the fall of 1862.   These private issue coins fell in two categories, the <I>patriotic token</I> which did not carry the name of a specific redeemer and the so called <I>store-card</I> type which carried the name of a specific merchant.  The little private issue ‘penny’  filled the commercial need and soon enjoyed general acceptance as a means of exchange usually allotted the value of one cent.  The little copper cent was minted in several variations and designs (usually patriotic) and were almost immediately a collectable accounting for some limited availability of nice condition examples still available on today’s collectors market.  Not a common find outside of collector circles though, as the short lived Civil War token was outlawed by act of Congress in 1864 when the issuance of currency in any form by private individuals was forbidden.  We have acquired a small collection of these little relics and are offering them individually in our online shop for the collector who would enjoy a nice original example to go in a Civil War grouping or coin collection.  The patriotic example offered here remains in pleasing, uncirculated condition with a natural age patina.  (Will make a neat original Civil War vintage gift without spending lots of money.)You may view all of these that are currently on our site by entering <I> patriotic token </I>  in our search feature.  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

‘Let’s Pull Together’ – WW II mechanical $125.00

 

stained bone - Victorian Needle Case $45.00

 

antique reverse painting miniature – Mas $75.00

 

Civil War ‘NOT ONE CENT’ Indian Head - ‘ $45.00




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