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H 30in. x W 75in. x 30in.  H 14in. x W 56in. x 33in.  H 9in. x W 12in. x D 26in.  H 32in. x D 19in.

IRON FACTORY TABLE $2400.00

 

Industrial glass top table $1800.00

 

BARN LIGHT $350.00

 

Brass pendant fiture $650.00

H 32in. x W 48in. x 12in.

30 AVAILABLE  H 7in. x D 3in.  H 3 1/2in. x D 4 1/2in.  H 4in. x D 5in.

INDUSTRIAL BARN LIGHT $1000.00

 

DANCE FLOOR WAX $30.00

 

CHAN WAX TIN $30.00

 

PUMPKIN PIE TIN $40.00

H 8in. x D 12in.  H 3 1/2in. x D 5in


price per can  H 9in. x D 6in.  H 33in. x W 14in. x 28in.

OLD PRETZEL TIN $110.00

 

OLD COFFEE TINS $40.00

 

SOLVENT TIN $40.00

 

TICKET TAKERS STOOL / LEANER $450.00

H 63in. x W 16in. x D 24in.  H 14in. x W 13in. x D 9in.  H 15in. x W 11in.  H 24in. x D 16in.


GREAT GARDEN ITEM

STORE FRONT SCALE $1400.00

 

OLD COFFEE TIN $250.00

 

HOME MADE ICE CREAM MAKER $110.00

 

INDUSTRIAL ROOF VENT $550.00

H 9in. x W 11in. x D 12in.  H 30in. x W 14in. x D 6in.  H 15in. x W 14in.x48in.


OLD RED PAINT AND NAME  H 56in. x W 16in. x 16in.

DEC0 TOASTER DINER $250.00

 

MEDICINE CABINET $350.00

 

LITTLE RED WAGON " THE GADFLY $450.00

 

THEME LIGHT. . . HAIR DRYER $500.00

H 11in. x W 17in. x D 5in.  


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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NEON SIGN $650.00

 

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 $5.00

 

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.   

<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 !  


 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

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 U. S. Grant, 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 !!


     

 Likely the most popular and widely visited site among aging Civil War veterans both Union and Confederate, the market for souvenirs of the Gettysburg Battlefield has left todays collectors with a myriad of related collectables from the earliest 1900s.  Ageing veterans who flocked to the location of the key battle, created a souvenir  market that could no longer be satisfied by the limitations of original battle relics or even cut and quickly marked <B>GETTYSBURG</B> canes from local growth.  The <I>A. C. Bosselman</I> company of New York was a primary post card publisher and souvenir supplier importing all manner of saleable items to the eager veteran market.  Collectors generally date their goods as between 1905 and 1914.   This classic example of Bosselmans’ offerings is a small <I>pot metal</I> tray.  Measuring 4 ½ X 3 ¾ inches the little cast tray is embellished with figures of the <B>Gen. Meade Headquarters</I> and the <B>Jennie Wade House</B> under a bold <B>SOUVENIR OF GETTYSBURG PA.</B> heading.  All in nice condition with good A. C. Bosselman & Co and import marking on the back, the original silver finish is untouched and tarnished with age.  A nice relatively inexpensive collectable for the enthusiast of Civil War Veteran material.  <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>With front page quote from John Hay, one of Lincoln's private secretaries during the Civil War!</b> 


6 1/8 x 9 1/2.


LINCOLN MEMORIAL CONCERT. Saturday Afternoon, February Twelfth, Nineteen Hundred And Ten, At Quarter To Two O' Clock. "What but lifetime schooling in disappointment; what but the pioneer's self-reliance and freedom from prejudice; what but the patient faith, the clear preceptions of natural right, the unwarped sympathy and unbounded charity of this man with spirit so humble and soul so great, could have carried him through the labors he wrought, to the victory he attained!" John Hay. Congregational Church, Norfolk, Connecticut. Artist: Mischa Elman, Violinist. Percy Kahn, at the Piano. Page two has a verse titled "Violin Music: Is it that Nature draws a well-strung bow, O'er all the human hearts, whose quivering strings Die near her breast, and for an answer brings A cry of passion vaster than we know, An endless vibrating of love and woe! Is it the gathered sadness of the sea? Or all the wind says in its agony? Is it the tread of men who feel they go To certain death? Yes! all of these and more; Beyond the sweeping storm, the depth of calm; Beyond the maddened waves, a quiet shore; Beyond the anguish of the wound, a balm. Hid in that resonant refrain Lie joy and victory beyond all pain." Page 3 gives the details of the programme noting that one of the numbers is a minuet by Beethoven. Light age toning and wear. Very fine. Desirable Abraham Lincoln related item with a nice quote from John Hay, one of his private secretaries during the Civil War.    


Ninth plate tintype of a Union soldier wearing a shell jacket, over the shoulder leather belt, rectangular eagle belt plate, a Colt pistol is prominently displayed tucked inside of his belt and he holds a cavalry saber at his side. Comes in a full leather covered case with red velvet liner, brass mat, keeper and glass. Very fine double armed Yankee cavalryman.

late 19th / early 20th century U. S. GRA $45.00

 

early 1900s Gettysburg Souvenir $45.00

 

1910, President Abraham Lincoln Memorial $25.00

 

Tintype, Double Armed Yankee Cavalryman $395.00




American shield with anchor, New York, and the year 1863 on the obverse. Edw. Scharf, 14 & 16 Division St. on the reverse. Near uncirculated.  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 caps for 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.)   Offered here as a <U>lot of 10</U> blue paper rolls, these neat old caps will lay in well with a single example or collection of those wonderful old toy <I>repeater</I> cap guns. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!  Illustrated here with a US quarter for size comparison is this brass in-line or <I>straight</I> percussion capper.  A handy item for loading any of the period percussion hand guns, these little gadgets were especially useful in charging percussion revolvers. All in pleasing condition with nice natural age patina to the brass and original blue on the spring steel clip.   Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

 Though they could be properly utilized by militia through the Mexican War era, these are the larger strap buttons utilized with the regulation <I>bell crown</I> cap of 1821 through 1832.  Acquired many years ago in a collection of early American military insignia, this <U>pair</U> remain in fine <I>as new</I> condition as a reflection of what was available from the large 1940s and 50s military surplus dealers. Nicely die struck from brass and lightly gold gilded with soldered on wire fasteners this fine example of the type should not be confused with the smaller counterparts of the 1870s and 80s or lesser quality modern reproductions. <U>Priced for the pair.</U>  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I> All direct sales are backed by </I> <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased !</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item is being returned per these previsions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I> Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

1863 Civil War Merchant Token, Edward Sc $35.00

 

antique toy Cap Gun – CAPS (10 rolls) $35.00

 

in-line Percussion Revolver CAPPER $35.00

 

c. 1821 – 1832 BELL CROWN HAT CHIN STRA $75.00

A classic style iron ball mold best described by our photos except to advise the viewer that it measures about 6 7/8  inches in overall length and offers an especially desirable cavity size suitable for and most often related to, use with a heavy military musket rather than the more common and much smaller ball mold of the period hunter.  The mold is marked with the <B>#15</B> which, consistent with the early smooth-bore ball sizing system, indicates that the mold casts balls  at twelve to the pound.  With a patch this ball would load appropriately in a #16 bore. (Approximately 11/16 inch in diameter.)  A nice companion piece with an antique powder horn, with a period musket or with a nice hunting bag.  (Illustrated here with a vintage quarter for size comparison. )  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

 This attractive 48 star GAR stick flag, is printed in the traditional old style on coarse cotton gauze measuring 18 X 10 1/2 inches with the original 30 inch stick. Recovered from a defunct G. A. R. Civil War veteran hall some years ago, we have had a small number of these flags in storage since.  They remain in excellent unused condition yet offer the charm of the early printed construction on coarse gauze expected of these flags from the 1860s through to the earliest c.1912, 48 star flags.  (After about 1913 these stick memorial and parade flags can be expected to be printed on cotton of a much tighter weave.)  Anyway as part of our <I>clean out / pick up</I> effort we are offering the few that we have individually priced while they last.   A nice all original decoration piece without spending a ton of money.  <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. 

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Authentic, original woodcut engraving that was published on the front page of the October 18, 1862 issue of Harper's Weekly. Caption: Major General Franz Sigel, Commanding Twelfth Corps, Army of the Potomac. From a Drawing by Mr. Emil Sigel. 11 x 16. Harper's Weekly, date and their ornate illustrated masthead at the top. Thin mailing label at lower left edge not affecting the subject.  An original group of 50 photos of the newly constructed Panama Canal Zone and US Military posts  circa 1920s, a few dated, , incl views of the Canal & Locks, Forts Randolph, DeLesseps, Davis, the 14th US Infantry, US Army officers, generals, sights incl San Blas Island, Cruces, Cristobel, Bruja Point, Colon, Chiriqui Volcano, Gaton Railroad,  military commanders, prominent visitors, soldiers, scenery, jungles, military maneuvers, soldier R&R,Taxi Dancers,  barracks scenes, Spanish ruins, etc. Most images are approx 10 x 7.5", w linen back, some w stamped Signal Corp imprint and some w pencil id. The group are all G-VG, w exc detail and tonality; many w edge wear and some w age spots, Overall VG. Thanks for visiting Mike Brackin Civil War Antiques

American Revolutionary War through Civil $95.00

 

c. 1912 G. A. R. STICK FLAG $45.00

 

General Franz Sigel $15.00

 

PANAMA CANAL ZONE & AMERICAN MILITARY P $250.00

The Minnesota Correctional Facility was built at St Cloud in 1889. An original photo of a group of 14 men wearing military coats, many hold stetson hats. A distinguished  man in the foreground is wearing his hat, perhaps the warden. These stern looking men look like lawmen, and are posed in front of a huge granite archway, adjacent a steel barred window. The front mat has the photo imprint of " ES Hill, St Cloud, Minn", and I believe this is a circa 1889 view of the Minnesota Correctional Facility at St Cloud.  The 9 x 8" photo is mounted on a 14 x 11" mat. The image is nicely toned and clear, with light age spotting, Overall VG. The mat corners are worn. Thanks for visiting Mike Brackin Civil War Antiques  An original pair of brass rosettes from a horse bridle, made of stamped brass with iron backs and loops. These were not military issue but have been dug in Civil War Union & Confederate camps in Virginia and Tennessee. Uncleaned brass with small dents and green patina. The iron backs & loops are rusty but sound,  approx 2" diameter.  Thanks for visiting Mike Brackin Civil War Antiques  A handsome original cherrywood ballot box with turned wood handle and sliding lid, as used to vote by soldiers- each cast a vote by dropping a black or white ceramic ball into hole.   (The origin of the term "blackballed"). The box is approximately 9 x 6 x 3.5", the handle is approx 6" long  VG with nice original finsih and still contains 24 original black & white glass balls.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.


 


By Thomas Truxtun Moebs. Confederate Naval Imprints Described and Annotated, Chronology of Naval Operations and Administration, Marine Corps and Naval Officer Biographies, Description and Service of Vessels, Subject Bibliography. Specifically Compiled for Collectors, Historians and Librarians. Published by Moebs Publishing Company, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1991. First Printing, 1 of 500 Copies. Hardcover, 8 1/2 x 11 1/4, dust jacket, 578 pages, illustrated. Excellent condition. Great reference source for the Confederate States Navy. A must for all Confederate naval collectors. Rare.

ST CLOUD PRISON GUARDS AND WARDEN PHOTOG $250.00

 

CIVIL WAR CAVALRY HEART ROSETTES

 

CIVIL WAR BALLOT BOX

 

Confederate States Navy Research Guide $100.00




Sixth plate tintype of a gentleman sporting a thick mustache. He is nicely dressed in a jacket, vest, white shirt and tie. Comes with brass mat, keeper, glass and a full leather covered case with red velvet liner. Minor bend in the tintype. Very fine image.   


Full color bust view illustration of President Lincoln on the obverse. This is what is known as the $5 bill pose. Measures 1 1/4 inches in diameter. With the original pin on the reverse. Circa 1909. 

 H 32in. x D 16IN


PRICE PER EACH  H 20in. x W 40in. x D 1in.

Tintype, Gentleman Sporting Thick Mustac $45.00

 

President Abraham Lincoln Celluloid Butt $25.00

 

DOCK LIGHTS MARINE PAIR $1200.00

 

IRON DOMED WINDOW FRAMES $950.00

H 16in. x D 22in.  H 37in. x W 12in. x 13in.


PORCELAIN OVER IRON

PAIR  


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Half view of Yankee soldier sporting a thin mustache and wearing his shell jacket open to show his checkered shirt. Backmark: Gorgas & Mulvey, Photographers, Madison, Ind. There is a period ink identification written on the back, D. Doile. Light age toning and wear. Very fine.  


<b>United States Congressman from Wisconsin


Appointed U.S. Consul General to the British Province of Canada by President Lincoln in 1863</b>


(1817-99) Nicknamed "Bowie Knife Potter," he was born in Augusta, Maine, attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H., studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1837 and commenced practice in East Troy, Wisconsin. He served as Judge of Walworth County, Wisconsin, 1842-46, and was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1856. He served as a delegate to the Whig National Conventions in 1852 and 1856, and to the Republican National Conventions of 1860 and 1864. Served as a Republican U.S. Congressman, 1857-63.  He served as the Chairman on the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, and served as a member of the Committee on Public Lands. President Lincoln appointed him Consul General of the United States to the British Provinces in Canada and he served in that capacity from 1863 to 1866, residing in what was then the capital city of Montreal.


<u>Signature With Title</u>: 3 3/4 x 2, signed in ink by Potter while he was serving as U.S. Consul General.

ENTRANCE POST LIGHT $2400.00

 

SODA FOUNTAIN STOOLS $600.00

 

CDV Identified Union Soldier Photographe $45.00

 

Autograph, John F. Potter $20.00




Sixth plate tintype of a handsome young gentleman with chin whiskers. He is wearing a high quality jacket with silk trim, and a white shirt and tie. Comes with brass mat, keeper, glass and a full leather covered case with red velvet liner. The case is separated at the spine, and there is a small chip to the bottom edge of one side of the leather case. Nice quality antebellum or Civil War era image.    Had we not seen one of these years ago in a Civil War medical collection we would likely have not recognized it for what it is.  Set aside in our own accumulation for a good period of time, it is time now, as we clean out the corners, to move some of the old relics on.  Made of heavy gauge iron wire twisted and shaped into the form we see here, the wire was then tempered for strength and to facilitate a spring action.  The resulting utensil simply required a squeeze to dispatch meat or whole vegetable making serving and eating less of a chore for amputee or invalid with use of only one hand.  <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!




 Hand crafted from hickory wood with a <I>rose head</I> pivot pin, the branches of this wonderful 18th century compass / divider measure approximately 13 ¾ inches in length.   With the exception of the black iron pivot pin and branch points, this attractive tool is crafted entirely of wood.  With good evidence of age and originality this compass remains in exceptional condition with eye appealing age patina and good evidence of careful period use and handling.  A desirable companion tool laid in with other tools of the 1700s craftsman, as a wall display or set with period nautical items.  <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 and politically satirical  postal covers were a popularly circulated art form in the times of the American Civil War with virtually every subject and opinion of the day expressed.  Political and social satire envelopes were second only to patriotic subjects with both pro Union and pro Confederate bent.    While the vast majority were put to use in the mails and have not survived, the wide variety of subject matter made the little covers a natural collectible even in the period.  An ever dwindling supply of nice condition, unused examples have thus survived offering today’s collector / historian an opportunity to put together a respectable collection of quality original examples.  Though steadily growing in value these covers still offer an opportunity on to accumulate a category of original Civil War artifacts and watch them grow in interest and value all at a relatively modest initial cost.  We try to keep a small and varying supply of these on our site for those folks who might enjoy them.  You can bring them all up for viewing by entering <I>satirical envelope</I> in our search feature.   Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

Tintype, Handsome Young Gentleman $50.00

 

Civil War era vintage INVALID FORK $95.00

 

outstanding hand crafted large 18th cen $125.00

 

Civil War era - Black SATIRICAL ENVELOP $35.00




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