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All original and complete with no condition issues save period pencil notes of prices and page folds at the lower right corners that may be easily ironed out, this original Bangs, Merwin, & Co. book auction catalogue offers 19 pages with 263 lots of early through mid 1800s <I>Americana, Local Histories & Rebellion</I> volumes.  A well-known auction house to early and current collectors of fine Americana books the Bangs family managed the longest-lasting New York book-auction firms of 19th-century remaining in the business from 1837 to 1930.  A nice remnant of early book collecting and a valuable reference.  please note:   <B>ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!</B>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!


 Our illustrations will likely speak best for this attractive pattern of 1872 forage cap. Some minor mothing in the form of a few very small holes will not be objectionable in light of the desirable Indian Wars pattern and over all condition. Nice infantry <B>I</B> buttons and the correct (smaller than Civil War) infantry device set this classic off nicely.  It should be noted that the infantry device attachment wires are <U>under</U> the lining rather than passing through the lining as they would on later embellishment. (Always a concern!)  A nice brown cotton lining is set off by a <B>J. A. Joel & Co. 88 Nassau St. N.Y.  MILITARY SUPPLIES</B> label.   As an aside, Joseph A. Joel was an Ohio resident prior to the Civil War.  He enlisted at the age of nineteen as a Private in Co. F 23rd Ohio.  Wounded at South Mountain, MD, was discharged for disability before the wars end. He shows up in New York as early as 1867 where he is listed as a clerk. By 1891 Joel had formed a military supply business which he ran until 1911 when his sister is listed as chief operator.  Tough to find in any condition with far fewer examples manufactured than the earlier Civil War pattern, this scarce 1872 pattern remains in pleasing condition and  will lay in nicely with any period 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>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :</FONT COLOR=#0000FF>



 


<b>Colonel of the 5th Maine Infantry


Commander of the regiment during the battle of Gettysburg!


War Date Autograph Cover Signed</b>


(1824-1903) Edwards was 37 years old when the news of the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter reached the small town of Bethel, Maine.  He was high on a ladder shingling his roof and he immediately climbed down, obtained permission from the appropriate authorities to form a company of volunteers, and set out to gather recruits from Bethel and the surrounding towns.  This group of men became Company I, of the 5th Maine Volunteer Infantry, with Edwards commissioned as their captain on June 24, 1861.  He rose through the ranks and was appointed colonel of the regiment, on January 8, 1863, commanding the 5th Maine Infantry from that date forward. He was promoted to brevet brigadier general, on March 13, 1865, for his gallant and meritorious Civil War service record.


The 5th Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry was one of the first Maine regiments to be mustered into the Union Army.  They fought in many battles from 1st Bull Run to Petersburg.  During the battle of Rappahannock Station the regiment is credited with capturing 4 Confederate battleflags and 1,200 prisoners.  Known as one of Maine's best fighting regiments, it captured more prisoners than the entire number of men who served in the regiment, and three times the number of battle flags than any other Maine regiment.  After three long years of hard fought service only 193 men were mustered out of the regiment when their term of service expired.  Among their battle honors are written the names of 1st Bull Run, Gaines' Mill, 2nd Bull Run, Crampton's Gap, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station, Rapidan Crossing, Mine Run, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor and Petersburg.


<u>War Date Autograph Cover Signed</u>: Docketed at the top, Soldier's Letter, and below that, Aug. 63, and at the left edge, Aug. 14/63. Addressed in the hand of Edwards to his wife, Mrs. C.S. Edwards, Bethel, Maine, (Oxford Co.) C.D.S., Washington, D.C., Aug. 1[?], 1863. Stamped Due 6. There is also a cross written notation at the postmark, Jewett Execution.** This is a reference to the content of the letter that this envelope once contained. Light staining and edge wear.


** Thomas Jewett was a private of Co. D, 5th Maine Infantry, and a resident of Rockland, Maine at the time of his enlistment. He was court martialed for desertion at Salem Church, Virginia, was found guilty, and executed by a firing squad on August 14, 1863.   


<b>Written by an officer who was captured at Winchester, Va., and who died as a P.O.W.!


From the Libby Prison Hospital, Richmond, Virginia</b>


1 page, 5 x 8, in ink, written by Lieutenant Levi Lupton, to his wife. 


<b><u>Libby Prison Hospital, March 6th, 1864</b></u>


My Dear Wife,


After my love to you and the children I will just say I recd. your letter of the 17th of last mo. and was glad to hear that you were all well.  It found me better than I was when I wrote last but not well.  I am gaining a little every day and I think I will soon be as well as common or I should if I could only get out of this.  The prospect is pretty fair for exchange at present but I am afraid of being disappointed again.  Dear I wish you would get Father or Lt. Tipton to go and see Wm. Hunter and get him to write to Jim Morris at Washington to try and get me exchanged.  Do not fret yourself about me any more than you can help.  Pray for me and may the Lord bless you and keep you safe until we meet again is the prayer of your loving husband.


Lieut. Levi Lupton


Addressed on the reverse: Mrs. E.H. Lupton, Jerusalem, Monroe Co., Ohio. 

      

Light age toning, staining and fold wear. Small chip out of the paper at the left edge. Desirable Yankee officer's P.O.W. letter written from the notorious Libby Prison by one of "the boys in blue" who would not survive the war!


Levi Lupton, was 39 years old, when he enlisted on July 25, 1862, at Columbus, Ohio, as a 2nd lieutenant. He was commissioned into Co. C, 116th Ohio Infantry, on September 19, 1862, at Gallipolis, Ohio. He was promoted to 1st lieutenant on June 13, 1863, but was never mustered at that rank because he was captured the next day, June 14, 1863, at Winchester, Va. He spent time confined in Libby Prison, Richmond, Va., and at Macon, Ga., and Charleston, S.C., where he died on September 12, 1864.

Bangs, Merwin & Co. – 1875 AUCTION CATAL $50.00

 

Enlisted Infantry - Pattern of 1872 For

 

Autograph, General Clark S. Edwards $50.00

 

116th Ohio Infantry Letter




Raleigh, Oct. 20th, 1861. Ceres standing at left, with a tiny sailing ship at the center. Very fine.  An especially nice enlisted waist belt complete with brass keeper and pattern of 1839 lead filled U. S. oval plate.  In overall near unissued condition this buff leather waist belt remains in the vintage brown coloration on the face with a beautiful cream back as appropriate to pre 1851 regulations.  (By the time of the Civil War the majority of these belts had been stained black to comply with the 1851 regulations.) As some limited issue of brown buff belts were known to have been utilized by the earliest of Civil War responders these belts are considered to be appropriate to late Seminole War and Mexican War through the early Civil War.  With some minor storage marks on the face of the plate and a pleasing mellow patina plate and brass keeper, the condition of all components will please.  A tough one to find in any condition!  <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 nice antique dental instrument grouping of eleven early <B>S. S. WHITE</B> explorers, drills and files, a single <B>S. HANNETY</B> file and an additional maker marked but unidentified explorer.  (Dr. S. S. White founded his firm in Philadelphia in 1844.) All instruments are fashioned of iron, remain in nice original condition and are nicely maker marked.  Of interest to the Civil War medical / dental enthusiast is that at the time of the War one of the few physical requirements of prospective recruits was that they have six upper and six lower teeth. (It has been stated that this requirement was to insure the ability to bite off the end of a black powder cartridge? )  As the Civil War period head of the fledgling American Dental Association (founded in 1859)<B>Dr. Samuel S. White</B> met with Abraham Lincoln with a proposal to provide dental services to the Union soldiers.  No surprise in the turmoil of the War <B>S. S. White’s</B> proposal was lost in the shuffle.  A neat Civil War dental / medical 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!



 An attractive item for the country store or writing instrument enthusiast, this original circa 1840 broadside is printed on one side for posting and measures 10 ¼ X 6 ¾ inches promoting Boston Apothecary and Chemist, Thomas Hollis’s (see Mexican War through Civil War era Boston Business Directories) <B><I>BLACK WRITING INK for steel or quill pens</B></I>   Remaining in excellent original condition with no rips tears or repairs, there is some age staining that could be easily removed by proper restoration methods but we would leave the piece as is.  With lots of eye appeal and a good size for display, this scarce old advertising broadside will set in well in any number of period collectable categories.   <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!

1861 State of North Carolina $1 Note

 

unissued condition - Pattern of 1839 enl $545.00

 

Civil War era – S. S. White, Phila. - DE $155.00

 

original c. 1840 – HOLLIS BLACK INK / Fo $95.00

      Offered here is an extremely rare example of an original non excavated cast iron grenade.   Known in the period as a <I>smokepot</I>or <I>grenadoe</I> (old spelling) this hollow cast, iron sphere of approximately 3 inched in diameter, and weighing roughly 4 pounds, was the forerunner of the modern hand grenade.  This original non excavated example retains its carved wooden fuse plug and glazed cotton and black powder fuse.  (<U>The powder cavity is empty.</U>) Well documented by virtue of site excavation, existing examples when found are generally fragmented and scattered.  The rare exception of a complete shell is to be found only as a result of <I>miss-fire</I> with failure of the original to explode.  Examples of complete excavated spheres may be found in only the best public and private collections (see: American Revolutionary War artifact collections of Valley Forge and the Smithsonian)  and are seldom offered on the open market.  As to original,  non-fragmented, <U>non-excavated</U>, period grenades, this is the only such example we have observed in over fifty years of paying attention to such things in every venue imaginable to include public and private collections, auctions, antique shops, shows et all. 

      Crudely cast of black iron in the classic open hearth, two piece sand mold method, the end result was a tennis ball size hollow iron sphere with thick walls and a ¾ inch hole which allowed the sphere to be filled with black powder.  The <I>touch-hole</I> was then secured by insertion of a wood plug fitted with a heavy black powder fuse.  Too heavy to be thrown very far, a heavy iron <I>grenade</I> with lighted fuse when lobed over a revetment wall, tossed into a troop placement or over the gunnels of a Man of War would surely offer a devastating effect.  While we have categorized this example as <I>Revolutionary War</I> based on the thickness of the casting and size of the opening in comparison with known period examples, Civil War collector historians will be reminded of the Confederate so-called <I>Selma</I> grenade produced at the Selma, Alabama Confederate arsenal.  That hand grenade seems virtually identical except that examples we have seen have thinner walls and a bit larger opening.  They apparently saw some service as battlefield recoveries occasionally turn up.  (see: <I>ARMS HERITAGE</I> Feb. 2015 issue) 

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<b>Autographed by the author</b>


By William A. Frassanito. Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1975. Softcovers, 248 pages, index, profusely illustrated. Autographed and presented on the title page, "Gettysburg, Pa., December 17, 1984. To Len- With best wishes, William A. Frassanito." Wear to edges of the covers and spine with light aging. The pages of the book are very fine. Excellent Gettysburg reference book!


Gettysburg; A Journey In Time is a unique example of photographic detective work in which the famous battle is re-created almost as if it were a contemporary news event. The reader is transported to the battlefield by the photographs and through the analysis of the photographs to the battle itself. We watch it unfold, action by action. In meticulous close up fashion, with documentary force, we see the terrible encounters of men at war. (Taken from back cover of the book].


"Fascinating reading...a remarkable book...will delight Civil War buffs, those interested in the history of photography, and all who have ever walked over an historic battlefield.  It should also provide a thoughtful lesson for historians who tend to underestimate what can be learned from a close study of photographs, for Frassanito has given us more than a book of pictures; he has produced a valuable work of scholarship. He is perhaps uniquely qualified to do this; not only does he have a vast knowledge of early photography and of this particular battle, but he also has an intimate knowledge of the terrain and possesses a detective skill that would be a credit to Lieutenant Columbo." Byron Farwell, The Washington Post.   


(1829-1911) Born in Augusta, Georgia, he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1853. Boggs resigned his U.S. Army commission as 1st lieutenant of ordnance in February of 1861, and was immediately appointed captain and ordnance officer and assigned to the command of General P.G.T. Beauregard at Charleston, S.C.  He was later transferred to Pensacola, Florida, where he was assigned to the staff of General Braxton Bragg with duties as chief of engineers and artillery.  He served as chief engineer of the state of Georgia for most of 1862 being promoted to rank of brigadier general on November 4th of that same year. His next assignment was that of chief of staff of General E. Kirby Smith who he accompanied to the Trans-Mississippi Department where he served for the remainder of the War Between the States.  After the war General Boggs resided in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was engaged as a civil engineer.  He later taught mechanics from 1875-81 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.  Upon his retirement he settled in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he spent his last years writing his military memoirs  which were a very valuable documentation of operations in the Trans-Mississippi theater of the war.  The general is buried in Salem Cemetery, in Winston-Salem.


<u>Document Signed</u>: 7 1/2 x 2 3/4, imprinted bank check filled out in ink.  St. Louis, Mo., March 20, 1872.  Central Savings Bank, No. 312 North Third Street.  Made payable in the amount of Fifty Dollars.  Signed at the lower right, W.R. Boggs.  2 cents George Washington tax stamp affixed at left.  Endorsed on the reverse.  Typical cut cancellations which do not touch upon the signature.  Very nice item.

 This all original pewter medicine spoon is marked <B>JAMES DIXON & SON</B> (1823 – 1835 ) and remains in pleasing all original condition with that deep patina that comes to pewter after decades of use and handling.   Invented by C. Gibson and sometimes referred to as the <I>Gibson medicine spoon</I> the device was manufactured by one maker or another through the first half of the 19th century with the design clearly seeing use through the Civil War.  An 1842 reference we found describes the Gibson medical spoon as <I>a convenient instrument for administering fluid medicine to children or to patients in recumbent position</I> &c.  <I>The bowl is longer and deeper than that of the common spoon and is completely covered excepting a small aperture at the end.   The handle is short and consists of a tube opening at one end into the bowl and capable of being closed at the opposite end by application of the thumb.  The medicine is poured in at an opening in the lid which is then closed with a tightly fitting cover </I> &c.  One of the advantages of the spoon is that by positioning it at the back of the throat before lifting the thumb to allow the medicine to flow from the spoon it may be <I>swallowed with very little annoyance from disagreeable taste.</I>  A scarce medical item suitable for display in any earlier 1800s through Civil War era medical 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!

rare non-excavated American Revolutionar $595.00

 

Gettysburg; A Journey In Time $25.00

 

Autograph, General William R. Boggs $100.00

 

Antique - PEWTER MEDICINE SPOON $125.00

A nice pattern of 1874 U. S. Army waist belt.  While the cast brass <B>US</B> plate was adopted in 1872 army experimentation on exactly how (where required) a solder brace strap and saber sling straps were to be fastened led to some variation until in 1874 this pattern was adopted.  Issued to the Infantry, Artillery and Cavalry universally, additional components, when called for, were added by virtue of sliding leather loops.  A <I>basic</I> for the collector of American Indian War memorabilia, this all original belt rig remains solid and pliable with good evidence of age and originality by virtue of some surface crackling and a reassuring bit of  green verdigris around the brass rivets.  A nice piece at a more than reasonable price! As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B>no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B> Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !  


<b>12th Vermont Infantry


Awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry at Gettysburg!</b>


(1826-1907) Born in Burlington, Vermont, he was a 35 year old newspaper man when he enlisted on August 23, 1862, as a private, and was mustered into Co. C, 12th Vermont Infantry. He was promoted to lieutenant, January 23, 1863, and was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry in the battle of Gettysburg. On July 3, 1863, during Pickett's Charge, he passed through murderous fire to deliver an order to reform the Union lines.


<u>Document Signed</u>: 8 1/4 x 3, imprinted Merchants National Bank check, Burlington, Vt., filled out in ink, $94.25 payable to J.M. Chenery. Stamped date, Jan. 31, 1891. Large signature, G.G. Benedict, above printed title, Collector & Disb'g Ag't. Counter stamped on the front, Payable At The Fourth National Bank of the City of New York, and signed by the cashier. Cut cancelled which does not touch upon Benedict's signature. Endorsements and rubber stamps on the reverse. Very fine. Desirable Gettysburg M.O.H. autograph.  


<b>Medal of Honor recipient


Autograph with rank</b>


(1825-1912) Hungarian born, he was forced to leave the country in 1849 when the rebellion for independence was suppressed. He came to America in 1859, and for the two years leading into the Civil War he was employed by a German language weekly in New York City. In 1861, he and Louis Blenker recruited the 8th New York Infantry, with Stahel becoming their lieutenant colonel. At the 1st battle of Bull Run, they aided in covering the Union retreat, and on Aug. 11, 1861, Stahel was promoted to colonel of the regiment, and on Nov. 12th, was appointed brigadier general. He fought against General Stonewall Jackson in the 1862 Shenandoah Valley campaign, and at 2nd Bull Run he commanded a division. On Mar. 17, 1863, he was promoted to major general and given command of the cavalry in the Washington defenses. During the spring of 1864, he led a division of cavalry under General David Hunter in the Shenandoah Valley, and in West Virginia. He greatly distinguished himself at the battle of Piedmont, on June 5, 1864, and was awarded the Medal of Honor. 


<u>Card Signature With Rank</u>: 3 1/4 x 2, in ink, Jul. Stahel, Maj. Genl. Excellent.

 


Civil War patriotic envelope with vignette of a padlock with the word "Slavery" printed on it. The barrel of a musket with fixed bayonet is being put into the key hole of the lock. Printed just below the barrel of the rifle is "U.S. Rifled." "The Lock and Key" is printed below the illustration. A couple of small stains and some old mounting remnants on the reverse.

Indian War vintage Pattern of 1874 U. S. $225.00

 

Autograph, Lieutenant George G. Benedict $75.00

 

Autograph, General Julius Stahel $75.00

 

Patriotic Cover, The Lock and Key $12.00

Measuring just over 10 inches in diameter with impressed <B>CPB CO</B> this nice old mess plate was die struck from tinned sheet iron.  Eminating from some long forgotten biscuit company, we have been told the Central Paciffic Biscuit Co., but have not been able to verrify that?  With good evidence of age and period use yet remaining in pleasing condition, this tin mess plate will do well with any mid 1800s, very early 1900s mess grouping.  (Use the key word <I>mess</I> in our search feature to locate companion tin mess gear.) <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>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :</FONT COLOR=#0000FF>


 Untouched and as found, this exceptional pair of spectacles feature non-corrective green lenses in their original late 18th early 19th century iron wire frames.  Seasoned collectors will appreciate the retention of original fire blue finish on the old iron frames.  (The process of <I>tempering</I> by heating and quenching the delicate wire frames offered additional strength and gave the iron a dark blue / black finish.  <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!  Remaining in pleasing all original condition with no tears or repairs and in an easily displayable 11 3/8 X 17 inches, this attractive broadside advises of an 1884 <I>EXECUTOR’S SALE & PUBLIC AUCTION</I>  at the Bedford, New Hampshire store of James R. Leach.  The auction will offer <I>4 Shares of the Parsonage Association, 1 Pew in the Presbyterian Meeting House</I> and <I>1 Horse Shed at said Meeting House</I>  A nice piece of decretive Americana!  <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 !!  Truly an item for the discriminating collector / historian who demands highest quality with regard to originality and condition, this rarely seen mounted artillery driver’s saddle tree remains in all original, un-issued condition yet offers the eye appeal and satisfaction of unquestionable age and originality.  The attractive cream rawhide cover remains in exceptional condition sporting the original bold inspector’s marking of <B>P. V. HAGNER / LT. COL. ORD.</B>  ( Lt. Col.Peter Valentine Hagner became supervisor of the Watervliet Arsenal, one of the main points of supply for artillery gear to the Union army, in 1863.)   A West Point graduate in 1836 Hagner  would attain the rank of Bvt. Brig-General before the war’s closing.  This impressive Grimsley pattern saddle tree bears the original brass maker's tag of <B>E. Waters of Troy, N.Y. </B>  Waters supplied saddle trees under government contract, which would be shipped to the Waterviliet Arsenal where they were finished with the addition of  stirrup straps, stirrups, &c.  This offering is a rare example of the Waters contract work just as it would have appeared at the Arsenal after inspection and approval marking, ready for finishing additions.  An outstanding display item for the Civil War Mounted Artillery collector or horse equipment enthusiast, this is only the 2nd of such that we have seen in nearly fifty years of seeking out such things. 


<B>*</B>  Civil War mounted or light artillery rigs required special saddles for the harnessing of  six horses to draw the guns, limbers, and caissons.  Grimsley pattern saddles were utilized for <I>drivers</I> with a <I>driver</I> required for each pair of horses on the gun team.  Drivers were mounted on the left controlling his mount and the horse on his right. 


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Original! later 19th century tin MESS PL $75.00

 

Late 1700s-early 1800s Colored Iron Fram $125.00

 

Original! 1884 Bedford, N. H. - AUCTION $55.00

 

Civil War Mounted Artillery - Grimsley p $695.00




Montgomery, Jan. 1st, 1863. Will Pay To The Bearer In Confederate States Treasury Notes When presented at the State Treasury. Vignette of a wagon load of cotton at center, tree and map of Alabama at left, and 25 Cts printed in red. Crisp uncirculated condition. 

 


<b>United States Congressman from Georgia


Commissioner of the Confederate States of America in Europe</b>


(1800-64) He attended Westfield Academy, read law with his brother John Floyd King, was admitted to the bar in 1822, and commenced practice in Waynesville, Ga., in 1823. He later settled on St. Simons Island, Ga., and engaged in agricultural pursuits. Served as a member of the Georgia State Senate, in 1832, 1834, 1835 and 1837. Was a delegate to the Georgia State constitutional convention in 1833 and to the State Whig conventions in 1835 and 1843. Served as U.S. Congressman, 1839-43; 1845-50, and was the Chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs. Was a delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1844. He was appointed by President Millard Fillmore as collector of the port of San Francisco, Ca., and served 1850-52. Served as a member of the Georgia State Senate in 1859. Was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Baltimore in 1860. Appointed a commissioner of Georgia in 1861 to visit Europe in the interest of trade, and was a commissioner of the Confederacy in Europe, serving 1861-63. He did not live to see the end of the War Between the States, dying in Waynesboro, Ga., on May 10, 1864.


<u>Signature With State</u>: 4 7/8 x 1 1/2, in ink, T. Butler King, Georgia. Light age toning.     


<b>United States Congressman from Mississippi</b>


(1804-53) Born in Kentucky, he studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Served as judge of the circuit court. Elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth U.S. Congress serving 1847-49. He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy. Moved to California during the gold rush of 1849.


<u>Signature With Place</u>: 4 1/2 x 1 1/4, in ink, P.W. Tompkins, Vicksburg, Miss. Cut slightly irregular.  


Raleigh, Jan. 1, 1863. Vignette of hornet's nest at the center. Crisp uncirculated.

1863 State of Alabama 25 Cents Note

 

Autograph, Thomas Butler King $45.00

 

Autograph, Patrick W. Tompkins $10.00

 

1863 State of North Carolina 10 Cents No




5 x 7 3/4, imprint.


Headquarters Department of the Gulf,

New Orleans, June 2, 1862


General Orders No. 37


All officers and others collecting money for and in behalf of the United States will make a full and explicit return of such moneys up to the 1st of June current, to this office; also of their expenditures and doings in that behalf.


By Command of MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER


R.S. DAVIS, CAPT. AND A.A.A.G.


Excellent condition. Scarce.  Measuring approximately 2 7/8 wide and 7 inches long this cream colored silk <B> GRAND DIVISION OF VIRGINIA – DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY</B> ribbon remains in fine original condition and comes with its original card and Pat. 1883, <I>Whitehead & Hoag Co. </I> storage envelope.  An exceptional Daughters of the Confederacy, United Confederate Veterans, Auxiliary display item with brightly colored 2nd National Confederate flag and Virginia State banner.  Clearly period and original, yet remaining in especially nice condition, this Civil War Confederate veteran, ladies auxiliary memento is worth consideration in the best of collections.  <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!  An especially nice pair of protective goggles of the Civil War era, this original example is fashioned with fine wire mesh side protection and blue tinted lenses.    Sometimes referred to as <I>artillerist’s glasses</I>, these goggles were frequently used by an eye injured wearer to protect against further damage.  An example of such use may be seen in a period portrait of nearly blind Confederate General Adam R. Johnson.  (see: Time / Life <I>TOUCHED by FIRE</I> vol. II page 248 )   There is also a period photograph by Gardner of Blackfoot Indian Chief <I>Sitting Crow</I> wearing a pair of these spectacles, no doubt simply as a fashion statement.  (see: D. Mark Katz - <I>Life & Photographs of ALEXANDER GARDNER</I>  This all original pair remain in excellent <I>plus</I> condition with velvet trim. and fire blued iron side pieces.   A nice item for the optical or medical collector as well as the general Civil War era collector.   <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!  Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison our photos will do best to describe these nice early carved horn needle protectors except to advise that the set remains in excellent condition with no cracks or chips and remains all original and as found even to include the original silk ribbon. An estate sale recovery found nestled away in a period sewing basket. The classic earlier to mid 19th century deer hoof design with original natural hide application will set these off in any period sewing grouping. A nice sewing collectable. <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.

Officers Collecting Money in New Orleans $15.00

 

extra nice! GRAND DIVISION OF VIRGINIA – $295.00

 

Civil War era PROTECTIVE GLASSES $125.00

 

Victorian era HORN KNITTING NEEDLE PROTE $125.00

A classic personal arm of the American West <I>49er</I>, gold rush, with use through the Civil War, the menacing appearance of a belted or brandished, cluster of the six .31 caliber barrels of the Allen & Thurber pepperbox likely settled many a dispute.  This percussion pistol is marked <B>ALLEN’S PATENT</B> on the bar hammer and <B>ALLEN & THURBER</B>and <B>WORCESTER</B> with <B>PATENTED 1837 CAST STEEL</B> in the flutes of the clustered 4 inch barrels.  The arm has walnut grips with engraved steel frame and fittings.  It remains in pleasing operable condition yet with appealing evidence of age, period use and carrying.   The steel frame and trigger guard are <I>in the white</I> with even age patina and the barrel flutes retain traces of original blue. These revolvers were made between 1847 and 1865.  A nice display if you want to lay an impressive personal arm in any quality gold rush, frontier Americana or Civil War 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!


<U>A note about firearms:</U>   WE SUPPORT RESPONSIBLE CONTROL OF MODERN FIREARMS AND EMPHASIZE HERE THAT THIS PIECE IS CONSIDERED AN ANTIQUE / COLLECTABLE AND IS THEREFORE OUTSIDE  RESTRICTIONS APPLICABLE TO COVERED (MODERN) FIREARMS. THE PIECE IS OFFERED AS A HISTORICAL COLLECTABLE ONLY AND THOUGH MECHANICALLY OPERABLE, IS NOT TO BE CONSIDERED  FIREABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.  <U>PURCHASE OF THIS ITEM WILL CONSTITUTE A FULL UNDERSTANDING OF AND AGREEMENT WITH  THE ABOVE. </U>


 


<b>Wounded and captured at Chancellorsville, Va. in 1863


War Period Signature With Rank</b>


(1819-75) Graduated in the West Point class of 1840 with classmates and future Civil War generals, William T. Sherman, George H. Thomas and Richard S. Ewell. He fought in the Mexican War at the battles of Contreras, Churubusco and Chapultepec, earning the brevets of captain and major. Hays commanded a brigade of horse artillery in the 1862 Virginia Peninsular campaign and was an artillery commander with the Army of the Potomac in the important battles of Antietam and Fredericksburg earning promotion to brigadier general, Dec. 27, 1862. He commanded an infantry brigade of the 2nd Army Corps at Chancellorsville where he was wounded and captured on May 3, 1863. However, 2 weeks later he was delivered at Fort Monroe. On July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg, Gen. Meade appointed Hays to command the 2nd Corps after the wounding of Generals' Hancock and Gibbon, a command he held until Sept. 1863. From Nov. 1863, until Feb. 1865, Hays served as Provost Marshal, and he then commanded a division in the 2nd corps during the siege of Petersburg and the pursuit of Gen. Robert E. Lee towards Appomattox.


<u>War Period Signature With Rank</u>: 4 1/4 x 1 5/8, in ink, William Hays, Brig. Gen. Vols. Excellent. Very desirable.  


Raleigh, Jan. 1, 1863. Vignette of Liberty and Peace. Very fine.  


<b>Written by an officer who was captured at Winchester, Va., and who died as a P.O.W.!


From Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia</b>


1 plus pages, 4 3/4 x 8, in pencil, written by Lieutenant Levi Lupton to his wife.


<b><u>Libby Prison, Aug. 14th, 1863</b></u>


My Dear wife,


After my love to you I will just say that I am well and hope these few lines may find you enjoying the same blessing.  I recd. a letter from you dated on the 28th of July which I answered and have not heard from you since.  It is just two months today since I was captured and I don’t seem to be any nearer home than I was then, but I hope it will not be long until I shall get there.  Until that time comes I can only trust in God and pray for deliverance.  I want you to try and keep up as well as you can.  You know where to go for help, so good by Dear.  Pray to God for me and may he bless you.


Lieut. L. Lupton


[Postscript written on the reverse]:


Dear make your letters short for they object to long letters as it takes too much time to read them.*  If they will parole me I will agree to fight no more.


Lt. L. Lupton


Light age toning and wear.


*Lieutenant Lupton is referring to the Confederate censors who read the prisoner of war letters before giving them to the confined Yankee prisoners.


Yankee officer's P.O.W. letter written from the notorious Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia by one of "the boys in blue" who would not survive this cruel war!


Levi Lupton, was 39 years old, when he enlisted on July 25, 1862, at Columbus, Ohio, as a 2nd lieutenant. He was commissioned into Co. C, 116th Ohio Infantry, on September 19, 1862, at Gallipolis, Ohio. He was promoted to 1st lieutenant on June 13, 1863, but was never mustered at that rank because he was captured the next day, June 14, 1863, at Winchester, Va. He spent time confined in Libby Prison, Richmond, Va., and at Macon, Ga., and Charleston, S.C., where he died on September 12, 1864.

Allen & Thurber PEPPERBOX PERCUSSION PIS

 

Autograph, General William Hays

 

1863 State of North Carolina 5 Cents Not

 

116th Ohio Infantry Letter

H 12in. x W 16in. x D 10in.

more available  H 30in. x D 16in.  H 24in. w/o chain. x D 10in.  H 10in. x W 16in. x D 28in.

Pair custom wall sconses $1200.00

 

COOL PENDANT LAMP $550.00

 

ANTIQUE LIGHT FIXTURE $550.00

 

INDUSTRIAL WALL LIGHT $0.00

H 32in. x W 32in. x D 16in.  H 50in. x D 32in.


QUANTITIES AVAILAVBLE  H 26in. x D 30in.  H 15in. x D 4in.

CUSTOM INDUSTRIAL WALL SCONCE $0.00

 

LARGE PENDANT LIGHT $1000.00

 

STEAMPUNK LAMP $850.00

 

VINTAGE TABLE LAMPS 1 PAIR $650.00

H 46in. x D 22in.


50 IN STOCK  H 54in. x D 42in.


AVAILABLE IN QUANTITY AT CUSTOM SIZES  H 18in. x W 36in. x W 8in.  H 30in. x W 18in. x W 9in.


6 in stock

LARGE HOLOPHANE GLOBE LIFGHT $0.00

 

HUGE PENDANT IN VINTAGE MESH $950.00

 

INDUSTRIAL BARN LIGHT $1500.00

 

INDUSTRIAL PENDANT LIGHTS $1800.00




5 x 7 3/4, imprint.


Headquarters Department of the Gulf,

New Orleans, May 27, 1862


General Orders No. 39


No person coming as a commissioned officer, to join the troops of this Department, shall be assigned for duty until such person shall have first reported himself to these Headquarters.


By Command of MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER


R.S. DAVIS, CAPT. AND A.A.A.G.


Excellent condition. Scarce.  


<b>Document Signed


Wounded and captured during Pickett's charge at Gettysburg!</b> 


(1823-95) Born in Madison County, Va., he graduated from Washington College in 1842. He served in the Mexican War as captain of Virginia Volunteers and later practiced law. He served five terms in the Virginia house of delegates, during which time he was speaker of the house, chairman of the committee on military affairs, and president of the board of visitors of Virginia Military Institute. He was commissioned colonel of the 7th Virginia Infantry, and led his regiment from 1st Manassas to Williamsburg. He was then given a brigade and promoted to brigadier general on June 3, 1862. With this command in Pickett's division he rendered most valuable service until the battle of Gettysburg, where he fell desperately wounded on July 3, 1863, during Pickett's Charge, only a few feet from the historic stonewall. Captured by the Yankees, he was subsequently exchanged, but was unfit for further field command as a result of his wounds. Promoted to major general on Sept. 19, 1864, he commanded the reserve forces of Virginia until the close of the war. After the war, Kemper returned to his law practice and was elected Governor of Virginia, serving 1874-77.


<u>Document Signed</u>: 6 3/4 x 2 1/2, imprinted check, signed in ink. The State Bank of Virginia, Richmond, Va., 31 Dec. 1881. Pay to the order of Mrs. Virginia F. Carter, Seven hundred and twenty seven and 36/100 Dollars, acct. of R.A. Banks estate. Signed, J.L. Kemper. Oval blue rubber stamp, The State Bank of Va., Paid, Jan. 3, 1882. Endorsements on the reverse.  Very desirable Confederate General's autograph.

 


<b>Written by an officer who was captured at Winchester, Va., and who died as a P.O.W.!


From Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia</b>


2 pages, 4 3/4 x 8, written by Lieutenant Levi Lupton to his wife.


<b><u>Libby Prison, August 9th, 1863, Sabbath Morning</b></u>


My Dear and loving wife,


After my love to you and the children I will inform you that I recd. a letter from you on yesterday dated on the 29th of July.  I was glad to hear from you but sorry to hear that Maggy keeps so poorly but I hope that the good Lord will keep you safe until I get home again.  I have not been very well myself for the last week or ten days but I am about well again.  I got vaccinated and have had a very sore arm which I believe was the cause of my sickness besides I had a couple of bites which hurt me pretty bad, but they have all got about well and I begin to feel about right again, that is if I could get paroled and get out of this place for I don’t see how any person can feel right here, and I do hope that it will not be long before we can get away for   I think we will be exchanged before long. Well our enjoyments here are very limited. The most we miss is fresh air and good water. We have the river water. One thing we have to attend to every day is to hunt the gray backs* off of our clothes which is no small job although I have not many clothes to trouble me as I lost all but what I had on when I was taken, and I don’t wear any more until I get out of here.  Good by my dear wife.  May the good Lord bless you and keep you and the children safe is the prayer of your loving husband.  Kiss Sigel for me.


Lt. Levi Lupton


*Gray backs was a term used by Yankee soldiers to humorously refer to lice.


Age toning, staining and light wear.


Very desirable Yankee officer's P.O.W. letter written from the notorious Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia by one of "the boys in blue" who would not survive this cruel war!


As a general rule of thumb, prisoner of war letters were limited to one page and subject to censorship. Confederate and Yankee prison guards and authorities were also known to accept bribes from the prisoners and sometimes allowed longer letters to slip through the censors.


Levi Lupton, was 39 years old, when he enlisted on July 25, 1862, at Columbus, Ohio, as a 2nd lieutenant. He was commissioned into Co. C, 116th Ohio Infantry, on September 19, 1862, at Gallipolis, Ohio. He was promoted to 1st lieutenant on June 13, 1863, but was never mustered at that rank because he was captured the next day, June 14, 1863, at Winchester, Va. He spent time confined in Libby Prison, Richmond, Va., and at Macon, Ga., and Charleston, S.C., where he died on September 12, 1864.   


<b>United States Congressman from Ohio</b>


(1808-92) Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1831, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1833 and practiced in Cincinnati. Served as a member of the Ohio State House of Representatives, 1835-39, and was the speaker in 1838 and 1839. He served in the Ohio State Senate, 1839-43, and was its presiding officer, 1841-43. He was the associate editor and proprietor of the Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper, 1844-81. Served as U.S. Congressman, 1845-49, and was chairman of the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. Was the mayor of Cincinnati, 1855-57. Appointed by President James Buchanan, Postmaster of Cincinnati, 1855-59. Delegate to the Democratic Convention of 1860.


<u>Signature with City and State</u>: 5 1/2 x 1 1/2, in ink. Jas. J. Faran, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Commissioned Officers Must Report to Gen $15.00

 

Autograph, General James L. Kemper

 

116th Ohio Infantry Letter

 

Autograph, James J. Faran $15.00

We have a small quantity of mid 1800s vintage tallow soap acquired some years ago and are offering the individually wrapped personal size cakes individually for those who would enjoy having an example of the real thing to display with their collection of Civil War personal items.  All original and period from decades of attic storage each cake comes wrapped in brown butcher paper secured with period twisted jute string.  Pan made from tallow and wood ash lye, mixed together and allowed to cool before being cut into individual cakes measuring approximately 2 1/8 X 1 ¼ X 3/8 inches thick.  A simple every day item seldom surviving and a wonderful complement to lay in with any personal grouping without spending a lot of money.  Will go especially well with a shaving cup and brush!  We have unwrapped one for illustration, yours will come as originally offered, wrapped and bound with natural twine.  <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>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :</FONT COLOR=#0000FF>


 Photographed here with a quarter for size comparison is a scarce military issue combination screwdriver for the Indian War era Sharps 50 / 70 cartridge conversion.  The piece remains in excellent untouched and all original condition retaining its period blue – black military finish. (see: Shaffer, Rutledge & Dorsey <I>GUN TOOLS HISTORY & IDENTIFICATION</I>) A nice companion piece for the early post Civil War cartridge conversion carbine or cartridge box.  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!


            Best described by our illustrations, this neat little tiddlywinks game is complete with a full complement of natural bone game pieces and its original heavily lacquered cup.  Initially a popular skill game of adults  particularly of the gambling persuasion, later versions became more frequently associated with children.  In any case vintage bone tiddlywinks games are seldom complete and will be of special interest.  Ready to play or display.  please note:   <B>ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!</B>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!  Founded in 1844 Lamson & Goodnow is the oldest American cutler still in business.  Well known to Civil War collectors as contractors for the manufacture of the <I>Lamson – Goodnow & Yale</I> infantry rifle musket, the Shelburne Falls cutler has produced all manner of cutting utensils since its inception with one of the most enduring products being their classic serrated backed, clip point <I>fish knife</I> with the bold diamond checked American walnut grip.  While the basic blade design of the Lamson fish knife is still in production, the grips are now smooth. Aside from the classic <I>look</I> of the earlier knife, many a wet handed old-timer has lamented the lack of the course diamond cut of the vintage grips.  We have acquired two <I>old-model</I> Lamson fish knives from old store cutlery stock and are offering them here <U>individually</U> priced.  Original and as new measuring 8 7/8 inches in total leingth with the just post war <I>LAMSON STAINLESS STEEL / MADE IN U.S.A.</I> blade marking and original early grip design, this knife will make a welcome <I>user</I> addition to the tackle box or is worthy of display as a collector among period fishing gear or cutlery.  <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 !!

original 19th century - tallow CAKE SOA $45.00

 

post Civil War Military Issue Sharps 50 / $65.00

 

antique TIDDLYWINKS GAME $53.00

 

old model - Lamson FISH KNIFE $65.00

The Model 1834 enlisted crossed cannon artillery hat device is appropriate for use through the Seminole Indian War in Florida through the Mexican War with  use of the <I>left overs</I> and examples from old armory stock pressed into service into the Civil War.  (The post 1851-1872 insignia example is easily desirable as the cannon tubes are more slender than the earlier type offered here.)  Measuring 3 ½ inches wide, die struck from sheet brass and remaining in fine condition, this two fastening loupe variation is tough to find and will please the most discriminating collector.  <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!


 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. 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 course 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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 Our photographs will speak best for this crisp cased 6th plate tintype.  A nice item for the medical collector, this image dates in the later 1860s through the early to mid 1870s.  A nice Indian Wars / Western Frontier era piece for enthusiasts of that period.  <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 little out of our usual fare but unusually surviving in today’s world is this Robert E. Fruin and Thomas Tobin, Pat. May 4,1915 cushion tread horseshoe.  The shoe is maker marked by the Fruin Drop Forge Co. of Chicago, Illinois.  Fashioned of cast iron with a heavy rubber cushion these shoes were intended to protect heavy horses from injury and lameness.   A neat item for the equine enthusiast. <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!

c. 1834 – 1851 U. S. Regulation ENLISTED $195.00

 

c. 1912 G. A. R. PARADE / MEMORIAL FLAG $40.00

 

post Civil War cased 6th plate NURSE TIN $165.00

 

vintage RUBBER CUSHION HORSESHOE

We have a number of original Maine Civil War Lithograph Memorials printed in the period and are offering them here to the collector / historian who has a special interest in one of the Maine Regiments included in our offering.   They average 17 X 21 inches and offer good evidence of age and originality while remaining in pleasing condition once framed.  Most have one degree or another of age staining which is removable by a conservator. (We’d leave the age as original with the charm of decades of exposure to old pine frame backings.)   Each will come loosely rolled in a protective tube.  Most are colored and all will make an attractive showing, framed up and mounted on the wall.   If you see something of interest from among the memorials listed here below send us an inquiry regarding the specific one and we will send you a photo with particulars and price.

<CENTER><B><U> MAINE</U></CENTER>

<CENTER><B> 3rd Inf. Co. F    5th Battery Lt. Art.    7th Battery Lt. Art.  

 11th Inf. Co. G   13th Inf. Co. C    16th Inf. Co. F 17th Inf. Co. F    23rd Inf. Co. G    25th Inf. Co. C    

27th Inf. Officers  & NCOs    27th Inf. Co. G  </B></CENTER>


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 Our photographs will likely do best to describe this striking mother of pearl gold nibbed ink dipping pen.  An exceptionally attractive antique writing instrument remaining in fine original condition even to its as new  <I>Norton & Co. No. 2</I> gold nib. 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!


 All original and ready to play yet remaining in excellent condition, this staple of the Civil War camp has been well documented by Civil War site <I>diggers</I> and offers lots of eye appeal and period charm. With clear evidence of period construction and a rich age patina this old  <I>Jews Harp</I> will be neat relic for the personal item collector or musical enthusiast. <B>ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!</B>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!  We have rediscovered a small number of antique hard rubber cigar holders acquired years ago when such neat items showed themselves from defunct  lodge and G.A.R. hall cleanouts. Offered here individually priced for the collector / tobacciana enthusiast who would like one. We have used a quarter here for size comparison.  These old <U>hard rubber</U> holders are, despite their obvious age, in new, unused condition and came from the final cleanout of the <B> BOSWORTH MEMORIAL Post #2 G. A. R.</B> which had been located in Portland, Maine.

      One of the last of the functioning Grand Army of the Republic halls in Maine, I remember watching the historic old building fall to the wrecking ball in the 1960s.  Maine collectors since then, we have been fortunate to acquire a number of Maine in the Civil War and Maine Veteran treasures since that time.  <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>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :</FONT COLOR=#0000FF>




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SPECIAL! Original Civil War Maine REGIM $265.00

 

antique Mother of Pearl / Gold nibbed DI $95.00

 

Civil War vintage JEWS HARP $55.00

 

Mid to late 1800s antique hard rubber – $35.00




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