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H 48in. x D 10in.


Sold as apair  H 11in. x D 12in.  H 38in. x D 17in.  H 12in. x W 9in. x D 14in.

INDUSTRIAL PENDANT LIGHTS $950.00

 

WEDDING WAKE LIGHT VINTAGE $550.00

 

INDUSTRIAL PENDANT LIGHTS $850.00

 

INDUSTRIAL WALL SCONCES $550.00

H 12in. x W 11in. X D 4in.  H 12in. x W 6in. x D 12in


price for each  H 36in. x D 6in.  H 12in. x W 5in. x D 10in.

one of 5

industrial wall lights. . . . 1 PAIR $750.00

 

VINTAGE SPOTLIGHT. . . CHROME $550.00

 

BRASS INDUSTRIAL LIGHT $600.00

 

H 12in. x W 5in. x D 10in.
one of 5 $225.00

H 26in. x D 20in.  H 9in. x W 5in. x D 7in


price per sconce  H 22in. W 38in. D 14in.  H 12in. x W 23in. x D 10in.

large industrial pendant light $900.00

 

INDUSTRIAL SCONCES $150.00

 

INDUSTRIAL TEE LIGHT $950.00

 

INDUSTRIAL VINTAGE SCONCE $950.00

H 5in. x W 25in. x D 9in.  H 10in. x W 8in. X D 14in.  H 16in. x W 12in. x D 14in.  H 23in. x W 34in.

INDUSTRIAL SCONCE $285.00

 

H 10in. x W 8in. X D 14in. $0.00

 

H 16in. x W 12in. x D 14in. $0.00

 

INDUSTRIAL TEE LIGHT $1450.00

H 16in. x D 10in.  H 10in. x W 5in. x D 8in.  H 25in. x D 13in.  H 15in. x D 16in.

DECO PENDANT LIGHT $0.00

 

H 10in. x W 5in. x D 8in. $0.00

 

INDUSTRIAL PENDANT LIGHT $550.00

 

VINTAGE LIGHT FIXTURE FLUSH MOUNT $850.00

H 13in. x W 11in. x D 5in.  


4 1/4 x 6 3/4, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, July 10, 1863


General Orders

No. 214


By direction of the President of the United States, Major General E.O.C. Ord is appointed to the command of the Thirteenth Army Corps, in place of Major General John A. McClernand, relieved, to date from June 18, 1863.


By Command Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Very fine.  


4 1/8 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, July 9, 1863


General Orders

No. 213


Brigadier General Robert Allen is announced as senior Quartermaster of the Department of the Northwest, Missouri, and Tennessee. All officers of the Quartermaster's Department, serving in those Departments, will respect and obey his orders accordingly.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Very fine.  


4 pages. Report From the Naval Commissioner's Office; Live Oak Timber, Navy Sloop Clothing For The Year 1838, Beef and Pork For 1838. Report From the Office of Commissary General of Subsistence. Proposal For 4,500 Indian Rifles. Patriotism of the Federal Party. North Carolina Elections. Prospectus of the United States Magazine and Democratic Review. $200 Reward Advertisement For Runaway Slave. Much more interesting news and advertisements from our nation's capital in 1837.

H 13in. x W 11in. x D 5in. $0.00

 

General Ord is Appointed Commander of 13 $15.00

 

General Robert Allen is Named Senior Qua $10.00

 

The Globe, City of Washington, August 11 $20.00




4 pages. This is the first masthead of The Daily Picayune and has a seated female with ships in the background. The Conquest of Mexico. General Zachary Taylor and the Presidency. Naval news from Pensacola. Military ads. Hire ads for colored female cooks. Numerous Runaway Salves Ads with Rewards listed, description, etc. of the slaves, and an illustration of a  slave holding a pole over their shoulder with their possessions tied on the end.


One of the slave advertisements reads as follows: $50 Reward for the boy Isaac who ran away March last, if delivered at the plantation of the subscriber in West Baton Rouge, or to Messrs. A. Leloux & Co., New Orleans. Said slave is a mulatto of about 25 years of age, singularly marked by a white spot on his forehead, which is concealed by his hat when worn, another on his shoulder and back, has a sore leg and limps slightly in walking. He is a brick mason by trade, was raised in New Orleans, and is doubtless concealed there still, as he was seen about the packets running in the Bayou Sara trade some days after he left home. Ira Smith.


Light age toning and wear, some edge chipping, ink lines drawn through some of the ads, and a small archival tape repair. Own an authentic piece of American history!      Pair of large French Louis XVI cabinets with bronze trim and heavy, one-inch thick rose marble tops. These stately cabinets feature beautiful bronze detailing and bronze clawed feet.  


Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of American flags and the motto "Union And Liberty Forever." Published by Magee, 316 Chestnut St., Phila. 5 3/8 x 3.


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


(1807-71) known as "Prince John," he was born at Port Royal, Va., and graduated from the West Point class of 1830. He was brevetted three times for gallantry during the Mexican War while an artillery officer. He resigned from the U.S. Army on April 20, 1861, and was appointed brigadier general in the Provisional Confederate Army on June 17, 1861, and major general on Oct. 7, 1861. He distinguished himself in the early part of the Peninsula campaign, completely deceiving General McClellan as to the size of his forces at Yorktown. He was less successful during the Seven Days battles, and was later assigned to command the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Here he was successful in the recapture of Galveston, Texas and the dispersal of the Federal blockading fleet. After the war he went to Mexico without being formally paroled and joined Emperor Maximilian's Imperial forces with the rank of major general. 


Antique photograph, 4 x 5 1/2. Bust view in uniform. No imprint. Light age toning. Circa 1800's, post Civil War print.

The Daily Picayune, New Orleans, July 17 $25.00

 

5969 Pair of French Louis XVI Cabinets w $76000.00

 

Liberty and Union Forever $8.00

 

Photograph, General John B. Magruder $10.00




5 x 8, imprint.


Headquarters Department of the Gulf

New Orleans, October 1, 1862


General Orders No. 77


Every officer, not a disbursing officer of the United States Government, who has collected public funds in this Department, will make an immediate return of all collections and disbursements previous to this date. This return will be made to D.C.G. Field, Financial Clerk, at these Headquarters, and all balances will be turned over to him.


By command of MAJOR-GENERAL BUTLER


GEO. C. STRONG, A.A.G.


Excellent. Scarce Department of the Gulf imprint.   


(1816-86) Born at Natchitoches, La., he graduated in the West Point class of 1838. His service in the U.S. Army was extensive. He saw action in the Seminole War 1838-39, duty in the Utah expedition against the Mormons, and was brevetted for gallantry in the Mexican War. He also was the inventor of the Sibley tent which saw much use in the early years of the Civil War by the armies of both sides. Commissioned brigadier general in the Confederate army on June 17, 1861, he was the commander of an expedition designed to secure New Mexico for the Confederacy. After the battles of Valverde and Glorietta Canon he was forced to retreat since he could not subsist his command off the country. Under incredible hardships he reached El Paso, Texas in May 1862, and subsequently retired to San Antonio. Thereafter he served in Louisiana and the Trans-Mississippi Department. After the Civil War, Sibley went abroad and was a general of artillery in the Egyptian Army. He spent the last years of his life in ill health and comparative poverty and died at Fredericksburg, Va. where he is buried.


Antique photograph, 2 5/8 x 3 1/2. Bust view in Confederate uniform. No imprint. Circa 1800's, post Civil War print.  


<b>The Emancipation Proclamation</b>


1863 print of Presidents' Lincoln and Davis and a slave in caricature titled "Scene From The American Tempest." Imprint below the title, Caliban (Sambo) "YOU BEAT HIM 'NOUGH MASSA! BERRY LITTLE TIME, I'LL BEAT HIM TOO." Shakspeare. (Nigger Translation). This engraving appeared in the January 24, 1863 issue of Punch Magazine, and depicts President Abraham Lincoln wearing a uniform with kepi with plume on it, striped pants, high boots, and holding a sword. Confederate President Jefferson Davis, also in uniform, with a slouch hat with feather and a sword attached to his belt stands at the left with his arms folded and looking rather perplexed. At the center is a jubilant slave holding a copy of President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation hand in hand with President Lincoln. Imprint at the top, Punch, or The London Charivari-January 24, 1863.  10 3/4 x 8 1/4. Scarce and extremely desirable Civil War date Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis and slave print.


WBTS Trivia: This classic Civil War print appeared in Punch Magazine not long after Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. The jubilant slave holds the proclamation with Lincoln while showing eagerness to fight his former master Jeff Davis representing the Confederacy. And indeed they fought! Some 180,000 freed blacks joined the Federal Army and became a critical element in the Union victory.  


(1821-97) Born at Augusta, Ga., he was a nephew of General & U.S. President Zachary Taylor by marriage. He graduated from West Point in 1842 along with his future corps commander, James Longstreet. He fought in the Mexican War and resigned his U.S. Army commission on Mar. 23, 1861.  At the outbreak of the Civil War, he helped organize the 10th Georgia Infantry, and was appointed their colonel. He was then promoted to brigadier general on Sept. 25, 1861, and major general on May 23, 1862. He fought in the Peninsular campaign, and at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Knoxville. McLaws was commanding troops under Gen. J.E. Johnston when the latter surrendered near Durham Station, N.C., April 26, 1865. After the war, he settled in Savannah, Ga., and served with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and as Postmaster of Savannah. He also was  very active in Confederate veteran's organizations for many years.


Antique photograph, 4 x 5 3/4. Bust view in Confederate uniform with the rank of brigadier general. No imprint. Printed on thick photographic paper. Circa 1800's, post Civil War print. Very fine.

1862 Orders From General Butler at New O $15.00

 

Photograph, General Henry H. Sibley $10.00

 

Scene From The American Tempest, Lincoln $125.00

 

Photograph, General Lafayette McLaws $15.00




5 x 7 3/4 imprint. 


Headquarters Department of the Gulf

New Orleans, Sept. 23, 1862


General Orders No. 75


No officer or soldier serving in this Department will be allowed to bring hither his family, or any member thereof, without special permission.


By command of MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER


GEO. C. STRONG, A.A.G.


Excellent. Scarce Department of the Gulf imprint.  


(1824-1904) A lawyer, born near Glasgow, Ky., he was elected three times to the Kentucky legislature. He was commissioned colonel of the 6th Kentucky Infantry, C.S.A. in Sept. 1861. He fought in the battles of Shiloh, Murfreesboro and Chickamauga, and was commended repeatedly by General John C. Breckenridge. Upon the death of Benjamin H. Helm, he succeeded him to the command of the Orphan Brigade, and was promoted to brigadier general to rank from Sept. 30, 1863. After the capture of Atlanta, his brigade was mounted and attached to Wheeler's cavalry corps, serving with them against General William T. Sherman on his march to the sea and in the 1865 Carolina's campaign. Lewis was captured as part of President Jefferson Davis' escort and paroled at Washington, Ga., May 9, 1865. In his post war career, he served in the Kentucky state legislature, congress, and was Chief Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals.


Antique photograph, 2 1/2 x 3 5/8. Bust view in Confederate uniform with the rank of brigadier general. No imprint. This is the only uniformed pose of General Lewis known to exist. Circa 1800's, post Civil War print. Scarce.  


<b>Featuring President Abraham Lincoln as Brutus</b>


1863 print with a caricature of two negroes and Abraham Lincoln as the players in a satirical view titled "Brutus and Caesar." The negro at the left, wearing striped pants and a polka dot shirt, is fast asleep as he sits in a chair holding his banjo at his side. The negro at the center, representing the ghost of Caesar, is wearing a long robe and defiantly poses with his arms folded across his chest. President Lincoln, seated at the right, representing Brutus, wears a robe with a stars and stripes shawl draped over his shoulder, sandals, and is holding a book in his hand. Title below: Brutus And Caesar. (From the American Edition of Shakspeare). The Tent of Brutus (Lincoln). Night. Enter the Ghost of Caesar. Brutus- "Wall, now! Do tell! Who's you?" Caesar- "I am dy ebil genus, massa Linking, Dis child am awful Inimpressional."  Published in Punch Magazine. Imprint at the top, Punch, Or The London Charivari, August 15, 1863. 8 x 10 3/4. Scarce and very desirable Civil War date Abraham Lincoln and black related print. Excellent condition.  


(1826-85) Graduated in the West Point class of 1846 and fought in the Mexican War. Hailed at the beginning of the Civil War as the "Young Napoleon," he proved to be a brilliant military organizer, administrator, and trainer of men, but an officer totally lacking in the essential qualities of successful command of large forces in battle. He saw action at Rich Mountain, W.V., in the 1862 Virginia Peninsular campaign and at the battle of Antietam, the bloodiest single day in American history. He was defeated for the presidency in 1864 by Abraham Lincoln. 


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Standing view in uniform with rank of major general. Backmark: C.D. Fredricks & Co., New York, Habana and Paris. Tiny chip out of the photographic paper at upper right corner, and light wear to the top edge of the print. Neither defect affects the subject. Very nice contrast and clarity in this desirable pose of "Little Mac."

1862 Orders From General Butler at New O $15.00

 

Photograph, General Joseph H. Lewis

 

Brutus and Caesar, From the American Edi $125.00

 

CDV General George B. McClellan $100.00




(1824-93) Graduated in the West Point class of 1845. He won the brevets of 1st lieutenant and captain for gallantry at Cerro Gordo and Contreras in the Mexican War. From 1849-52, he was assistant professor of mathematics at West Point. Later he served in the Indian campaigns on the Texas frontier. A native of Florida, he resigned his commission on April 6, 1861, when Florida seceded from the Union. He entered the Confederate service as a lieutenant colonel and served in the Shenandoah Valley under Joseph E. Johnston. On June 17, 1861, he was commissioned brigadier general in the Provisional Army and was severely wounded at 1st Manassas. He was promoted to major general on Oct. 11, 1861, and in 1862 was in command of the District of East Tennessee. Smith participated in Gen. Braxton Bragg's invasion of Kentucky and won a decisive victory at Richmond, Ky., on Aug. 30, 1862. He became lieutenant general from Oct. 9, 1862. From 1862-65 he was in command of the Trans-Mississippi Department, and received permanent rank of general in the Provisional Army on Feb. 19, 1864. In the spring of 1864, his army repelled the Red River expedition of Gen. N.P. Banks. Smith was almost the last Confederate general in the field, but in a hopelessly isolated situation, he finally surrendered his troops to Gen. E.R.S. Canby on May 26, 1865. 


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Chest up view in Confederate uniform. Backmark: E. & H.T. Anthony, New York. Light age toning. Very fine.  


(1821-75) After attending Centre College and Transylvania University, he began practicing law in his home town of Lexington, Ky. in 1845. A member of the Kentucky legislature from 1849-51, he became Vice President of the United States in 1856 in the Buchanan administration. On Nov. 2, 1861, he accepted a commission as brigadier general in the Confederate army, and was promoted to major general to rank from April 14, 1862. He served at Shiloh, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, Murfreesboro where he distinguished himself, Chickamauga, and the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaign including the battle of New Market, Va. where the VMI cadets received their baptism in battle. 


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view in Confederate uniform. Backmark: E. & H.T. Anthony, New York. Light age toning. Very fine.       This original Mathew Brady Gallery portrait photograph of leading abolitionist, <U>major contributor 13th, 14th and 15th amendments</U>, personal friend and advisor to President Abraham Lincoln, <B>Jacob Merritt Howard</B> remains in photographically excellent condition and, on its face, bears the original bold penned signature of the sitter.

     Vermont born Jacob Merritt Howard (July 10, 1805 – April 2, 1871) served as Civil War era U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from the state of Michigan.  Arguably one of the most influential persons to our nation’s constitution outside of the founding fathers, Howard is credited with working closely with Abraham Lincoln in drafting and passing the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which abolished slavery. In the Senate, he also served on the Joint Committee on Reconstruction, and was instrumental in drafting and passing the 14th and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.  An historically important remnant of Americana!  <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!

 Just the fit for a cavalryman’s saddlebag, this Civil War era combination tool offered especially designed and shaped plier jaws  and hammer head for pulling and adjusting a troublesome and out of place horseshoe nail.  Such an instrument was essential to the mounted troop always dependent upon preventing his horse from <I>coming up lame</I> from a loose or displaced shoe.  It should be noted to that these combination pliers are found in among period cobbler tools and are sometimes referred to as <I>cobbler</I> pliers.  A handy period tool!   Wonderful deep age patina with good evidence of period carrying and use will set this all original and period combination tool in well with any Civil War grouping.   A neat period item without spending a lot of money.  Now that is a rarity! please note:   <B>ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!</B>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!

CDV General Edmund Kirby Smith $150.00

 

CDV General John C. Breckenridge $125.00

 

important ! Abolitionist / 13th Amendmen $150.00

 

Civil War vintage combination HORSESHOE $55.00

A nice item for the medical collector this period invalid feeder remains in  excellent condition with no chips and a single hairline in the glaze as evidence of age and originality.  Will go well with medical, nursing or hospital items of the Civil War period. see: Dammann’s <I>Collectors Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments & Equipment</I>. (An example of this desirable  <I>boat</I> shaped feeder is included in the Gettysburg Visitors Center museum collection.  please note:   ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!.  As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B> Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !


 


Civil War patriotic imprint with illustration of General Fremont with his name and rank printed below. Published by Magee, 316 Chestnut, Phila. 5 x 3. 


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


Civil War patriotic imprint with ornate full color design featuring Indians wearing headdresses at upper corners, soldiers with the motto, "Our Union Volunteers" at the lower corners, and an American flag at the upper center with the slogan, "Forever Float that Standard Sheet!" Published by Magee, 316 Chestnut St. Phila. 5 1/2 x 3 1/8. 


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Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of a spread winged eagle perched on an American shield with the motto, UNION in stars and stripes letters at upper center. Light age toning. 5 1/2 x 3 1/8.


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

19th Century INVALID FEEDER $55.00

 

Major General John C. Fremont $8.00

 

Our Union Volunteers $8.00

 

Union, Eagle and American Shield $8.00

   Acquired some years ago while traveling in Louisiana, this wonderful early hand wrought field knife with its massive 16 inch slightly curved, black iron blade and turned hardwood grip, will fit well in a myriad of collecting categories.  With its long stout blade and naturally patinated grip from untold hours of long ago use, the piece is a classic of the early Southern field or <I>cane knife</I> style used by slave workers in cotton and sugar cane labor.  Measuring just under 22 inches in total length with a blade that is a sturdy 1/4 inch thick at its back, this early utility would surely have been a prize to the field hand who would undoubtedly have been subject to close scrutiny while in possession of such a formidable item.  Classic early construction is set off in this case by the presence of a well patinaed iron ferrule at the hilt with forged iron washer and peened tang at the butt.  All reminiscent of so many hand forged <I>D-guard</I> and heavy <I>bowie knives</I> of Confederate popularity.   An eye appealing piece of Southern Americana with Black History ties, the piece offers that telltale <I>wavy</I> blade construction knowledgeable collectors like and would not be out of place in a Confederate or primitive knife 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 !


 A matching set of six circa 1840s hand cut shell buttons in their period paste board store box.  The original label identifies the content as <I> ½ doz. Green Snail Pearl</I> [buttons] <I>Sold by L. CHAPMAN. 102 William Street, New York</I>.  (see: NY MERCHANT’S MAGAZINE 1847) All in excellent original and as new condition after decades of attic storage, this little store box with its original content will make a wonderful addition to any Mexican War era display.

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 Our photographs will likely do best to describe this attractive matched pair of harness rosettes.  All original and period, the pair are fashioned from brass with a fanciful <B>G</B> monogram over an attractively natural aged yet still lustrous mercury backing.  All is sealed behind ¼ inch thick beveled glass.  A neat companion piece for the <B>Georgia</B> enthusiast. <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 nice non dug Louisiana Pelican two piece coat size button.  This local Confederate made variant with the depressed channel, blank back, retains much of the original gold wash and a straight shank.  No pushes or other condition issues!  <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!

earlier 1800s through Civil War era PLAN $250.00

 

c. 1840s Green Snail Pearl BUTTONS $45.00

 

mid 1800s ‘G’ Bridle Rosettes $135.00

 

Nice! Louisiana Pelican – Confederate St $575.00




4 1/2 x 6 3/4, with blue cloth covers and gold embossed title "Ritual" on the front cover, 32 pages, illustrated. Ritual Of The Grand Army of the Republic, with illustration of a G.A.R. membership badge on the title page. Headquarters Grand Army Of The Republic, Minneapolis, Minn., February 1, 1910. Includes approval order from Samuel H. Vansant, Commander-in-Chief, illustration of a "Plan Of Post Room," Instructions to Post Commanders, General Notes, Order of Business, Abbreviations, Key to Cipher, The Opening Ceremonies, Muster In, Music, Badge Presentation, Closing Ceremonies, and more. There is about a 1/2 piece of the top of the title page torn off which does not affect any of the content. Front cover is stained. Scattered soiling, age toning and wear. Interesting G.A.R. manual.    


12 pages, imprint, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. 


Headquarters Department of New York

Grand Army of the Republic

Capitol

Albany, N.Y., July 28, 1919


General Orders

No. 2


I. At the Fifty-third Annual Encampment of the Department of New York, Grand Army of the Republic, held at Elmira June 24, 25 and 26, 1919, the following named Comrades were elected for the ensuing year:


Department Commander- Joseph E. Ewell, Post 2, Buffalo


Senior Vice-Commander- Edward B. Long, Post 466, White Plains


Junior-Vice Commander- Louis H. LaVallee, Post 121, Albany


Medical Director- H.T. Dynbar, Post 350, Union


Chaplain- Rev. D.P. Lappius, Post 15, Schenevus



Also includes a list of the Council of Administration, Delegates to the National Encampment, the staff of the Department Commander, Aides-de-Camp of the Department Commander, and other interesting information pertaining to the 53rd National Encampment of the G.A.R. Light age toning, soiling and wear. There is some underlining and arrows highlighting information that the veteran who once owned this imprint thought was important. There are also a few annotations.   


1 3/4 x 6 3/4, cream colored ribbon with vignette of the Connecticut State Seal at the center with black imprint, 1862. Eighteenth Regiment Conn. Volunteers, Aug. 19, 1884. Missing pin. Light wear. Very fine.


The 18th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment saw action at Winchester, New Market, Harrisonburg, Piedmont, Lexington, Buchanan, Liberty, Quaker Church, Lynchburg, Salem, Hedgeville, Snicker's Ford, Kernstown, Martinsburg, Cedar Creek, Stony Point, Middletown, Opequon, Hallstown and Charlestown, Va.    Clipped corners but still a nice old 1860s image of the historic Hancock Mansion on Beacon Street in Old Boston.  Demolished in the period of the American Civil War a bronze plaque now documents its location as <I> the residence of John Hancock, a prominent and patriotic merchant of Boston, the first signer of the Declaration of American Independence, and First Governor of Massachusetts</I>. 

The photographer of this interesting period illustration is not identified. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

1910 Manual, Ritual of the Grand Army of $20.00

 

G. A. R. Orders, Hdqtrs. Dept. of N. Y. , Al $10.00

 

18th Connecticut Volunteers Reunion Ribb $35.00

 

CDV - The Old Hancock House Beacon Hill $65.00

Usually encountered without the unusual looped top, this little nickel silver counter bell with its figured cast iron base, remains in excellent condition with an attractive natural age patina and evidence of period use. Cast into the underside of the base is <B>PAT. JUN. 25 1838 & APR. 8 1856</B> then <B>PAT’D AUG. 5 1856 – PAT’D AUG 25 1863</B> on the striker housing.  The top loop which is held in place by the threaded striker housing is marked <B>PAT’D JULY 25 1876</B>.   Weather this piece is a later addition to a Civil War period bell or the latest feature of a bell of post Civil War manufacture we are unable to say. The bell is easily displayed and well usable with or without the later feature.  <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 bit late for our usual fare but we couldn’t resist when we had the opportunity to acquire a small lot of these original Star Brand Repeating Paper Caps and are offering them here priced by the single box for the collector who would enjoy having an original unopened 1930s / 1940s box of five rolls of the old paper caps. A nice companion display piece if you are fortunate enough to have one of the old cast iron or <I>white-metal</I> cap guns us old-timers remember from our boyhood.  (These are modern times however so we must offer the appropriate caution that these caps are offered for display purposes only.)  Each of the colorful old red, white and blue pasteboard boxes remains in fine unopened condition retaining its original content of five rolls of <B>Star Brand, M. Backes’ Sons, Inc.</B> repeating caps. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!  Not a big deal but worthy of a good home is this c. late 19th / early 20th century silver plate U. S. Grant souvenir spoon.  A popular souvenir item of the period, as visiting tourists and Civil War veterans now gathering as members of the G. A. R. at a growing number of Battlefield Parks, were eager collectors of such as remembrances of their visit.  Fashioned with the patriotic flair of an armed military figure, U. S. A. in a shield, and the profile of Andrew Jackson, this souvenir spoon would have been a natural keepsake for the period.  Offered unpolished and as found after decades of storage, this example remains in pleasing condition with good evidence of age and a full complement of its original silver plate.  <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 !!  


2 x 4 1/4, cream colored ribbon with vignette at the center of an American flag with blue imprint, 18th Conn. Vols. Reunion Sept. 26th, 1862-1868. Age toning and wear. Missing pin.


The 18th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment saw action at Winchester, New Market, Harrisonburg, Piedmont, Lexington, Buchanan, Liberty, Quaker Church, Lynchburg, Salem, Hedgeville, Snicker's Ford, Kernstown, Martinsburg, Cedar Creek, Stony Point, Middletown, Opequon, Hallstown and Charlestown, Va.

mid 1800s COUNTER BELL $75.00

 

Star Brand / Backes’ Pat. 1931 Repeating $15.00

 

late 19th / early 20th century ANDREW J $45.00

 

18th Connecticut Volunteers Reunion Ribb $25.00




2 3/4 x 4 1/2, imprinted advertising card with full color illustration of a negro with large head standing at a table with one arm raised in the air, and an umbrella at his side. The imprint below him reads, "H. Yates. New Discovery Caugh Tablet. Cures Cold, Caughs and Horseness. No's 4 & 5 Covent Garden Bazaar." Light age toning and wear. Very fine.  


<b>Colonel 22nd Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War


United States Senator


Vice President of the United States under President U.S. Grant</b>


(1812-75) A strong supporter of abolition, he entered politics as a Whig and in 1840 was elected to the Massachusetts legislature. He served in the state senate from 1844-46, and 1850-52. Was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1855 and served until 1873. In the Senate he served on the committee on military affairs and with the outbreak of the Civil War, became committee chairman, a post in which he demonstrated exceptional ability in making necessary preparations for war. In his capacity of brigadier general of the Massachusetts Militia, he worked effectively to promote recruitment in his state. He also took a commission in 1861 as colonel of the 22nd Massachusetts Infantry. Following the war he joined forces with the Radical Republicans to impose harsh Reconstruction terms on the South, although several visits to the South convinced him of the wisdom of being more conciliatory. He served as Vice President of the United States under President Ulysses S. Grant, from March 1873 until his death in office in Washington, D.C., on November 22, 1875.


<u>Signature With Sentiment</u>: 4 x 1 1/2, in ink, With the regards of Henry Wilson. Very fine. 

 <b>in Philadelphia</b>


5 1/2 x 4 1/4, imprinted card, with a large vignette of a G.A.R. membership badge and the original envelope. The Grand Army of the Republic of Philadelphia request the honor of your company at the Reception to be given to Comrade U.S. Grant at the Academy of Music, Thursday evening Dec. 18th, 1879 at eight o'clock. Committee: John W. Kester, Post 6. Smith D. Coxens, Post 10. W.B. Rose, Post 94. Comes with the original 5 3/4 x 4 1/2 envelope with illustration of the Philadelphia coat of arms on the reverse flap. Light age toning and wear. Very fine and desirable U.S. Grant item.  This antique cast iron ladle is marked <B>MONROE’S PATENT JUNE 1, 1864</B> and measures 15 ½ inches in length to include its turned wooden handle.  All in pleasing original condition with good evidence of age and period use yet with no condition issues.  Especially designed for casting the large bore lead projectiles of the period, this scarce old ladle will lay in nicely as a companion piece in any Civil War long arm 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 !!

Negro Advertising Card, H. Yates Caugh T $10.00

 

Autograph, Henry Wilson $75.00

 

1879 G. A. R. Invitation to Reception for $20.00

 

Civil War vintage Monroe’s Pat. 1864 - B $165.00




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