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A nice item for the lighting enthusiast, Indian War era personal item collector or 19th century Americana fan, this little oil lamp is offered untouched and just as it came out of decades of storage.  Remaining entirely original, complete and in fine condition yet with an eye pleasing natural age patina on its brass components, this little finger lamp is marked <B> *  PATENTED * OCTOBER 28, 1873*</B> <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 !!  This attractive little traveling ink measures approximately 1 inch in diameter, stands about 1 7/8 inch high and remains in an eye appealing as found and untouched condition just as it came out after decades of storage.  The body and original screw cap offer that rich chocolate patina that is so desirous in this material and comes only with good honest age.  A neat piece for inclusion in any Civil War vintage grouping, writing instrument enthusiast. (see: <I>India-Rubber & Gutta-Percha In The Civil War Era</I> by Mike Woshner )  <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 !!


 H 35in. x W 58in.  H 30in. x W 138in.

Patent 1873 FINGER LAMP $75.00

 

Civil War era HARD RUBBER TRAVELING INK $65.00

 

BLACK CAT TOBACCO SIGN $0.00

 

CAMEO CIGARETTE SIGN 12 FT LONG $0.00

H 14in. x W 20in. x D 10in.  H 31in. x W 31in.  H 24in. x W 24in.  H 17in. x W 14in.

Classic wall lights $0.00

 

ROAD SIGN $0.00

 

STOP SIGN $0.00

 

INSURANCE SIGN $0.00

H 17in. x W 17in.  Penned on a single 8 X 10 sheet folded to offer 3  pages of cursive script laying out the <I>British & European Law</I> of <I> Uniform System of Night Signals</I> with a matching brown ink penned notation on the 4th page originally folded to serve as a cover. That notation is simply directed <I>Capt.</I> and advises <I>Night signaling as is required in British waters.  Per order:  <B>Adml. Semmes C. S. N.</B></I>  <U>Not a signature</U> but clearly an effort to pass along with emphasis the requirements of night signaling while sailing in British and European waters, to a ship’s Captain unfamiliar with sailing in such locations.  The particular circumstances of this interesting communication has been lost in time and must be left to the speculation.  A neat remnant of the Confederate Navy effort to keep the <I>homeland</I> supplied with the necessities of war, we would guess that the document was aimed in some fashion toward blockade running operations.  A neat item for the Confederate Navy and blockade running.  <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>  Most frequently referred to by collectors simply as a <I>foot warmer</I> these attractive portable warmers were in actuality  as versatile as the imagination and need to ward off the chill of winter.  Under the heavy blanket or buffalo robe of carriage or sleigh, family pew of a drafty church in winter, or in a sick room, these hand crafted ember <I>stoves</I> offered much comfort in a wide variety of circumstances.  This one measures approximately 8 inches square and stands about 5 ½ inches high not counting the wire bale carrier.  The new owner will likely wish a light cleaning and a bit of wax polish as we were fortunate enough to acquire the piece as you see it here untouched and as found after decades of attic storage.  A rarity in this condition, we chose to leave it pure and as found..  Complete even to include the original sheet iron <I>ember-holder</I> which is nearly always missing, this example remains in especially nice condition with no breaks, repairs or condition issues.   A classic of the type the wood frame sports turned columns with mortis and tenon joints all without the use of nails or metal brads.  The pierce decorated body is of tinned sheet iron, lead soldered with classic hinged door and wire latch.  The beveled ember container is of the classic design with a slightly curved up at the center bottom so as to allow air circulation  preventing overheating and eventual burning through at the bottom.  <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>


 H 28in. x D 14in.


more in stock

SHUR-GRAIN SIGN $0.00

 

British and European UNIFORM SYSTEM OF N $245.00

 

c. 1700s through mid 1800s portable - W $175.00

 

INDUSTRIAL PENDANT LIGHTS $0.00

H 72in. x W 37in. x D 1 1/4in.  H 77in. x W 25in x D 5/8in.  H 18in. x W 30in.  H 14in. x W 4in. x D 6in.

4 SETs OF RED WOODEN SHUTTERS IN FRAMES $800.00

 

V-JOINT DOOR SET $250.00

 

BUMP SIGN $0.00

 

Deco wall light $0.00

H 17in. x W 13in. x D 10in.

8 available  H 48in. x W 20in. x D 10in.  H 12in. x W 15in. x W 15in.  H 22in. x W 27in. x D 40in.

Large brass wall lights. . . up / down option $0.00

 

PORTER CART. . . . . . RAILWAY $455.00

 

CORNER SINK $650.00

 

ARCHITECTURAL VENTor WINDOW SHROUD $1200.00

H 13in. x W 18in. x D 2in.  H 17in. x W 15in. x D 8in.  H 13in. x W 19in.  H 22in. x D 14 1/2in. x D 1/2in.

MACHINERY SIGN $0.00

 

IRON WALL SCONCES $150.00

 

TEA SIGN $0.00

 

IRON GRILLES $125.00

H 67in. x W 13in. x D 2in.  H 63in. x W 18in. x D 1/2in.


price per leaf  H 18in. x W 36in. x D 1/2in.  H 36in. x W 9in. x D 16in.

VINTAGE NARROW SHUTTERS $500.00

 

OLD SHUTTERS $250.00

 

STANFORD UNDERWEAR SIGN $0.00

 

BOAT MOTOR $250.00

H 323in. x W 29in.  H 46in. x W 22in. x D 54in.  H 50in. x W 46in. x D 18in.  H 22in. x W 30in. x D 22in.

MILK SIGN $0.00

 

MONUMENTAL WALL SCONCES $0.00

 

MODEL T FRONT END $600.00

 

DEEP PORCELAIN SINK $650.00

H 24in. x W 21in. x D 21in.  H 42in. x D 16in


12 OR MORE IN STOCK  H 68in. x D 20in.  H 20in. x D 10in.


Opalescent blue art glass shade

GENERAL STORE SCALE $750.00

 

INDUSTRIAL HANGING LIGHT $0.00

 

INDUSTRIAL PENDANT LIGHTS $0.00

 

Art Glass Deco Light $0.00

H 68in. x D 36in.


2 available  H 54in. x W 35in.  


(1818-93) The 4th highest ranking officer in the Confederacy. Graduated #2 in the West Point class of 1838. Brevetted captain and major for gallantry in the Mexican War. He was in command at Charleston, S.C., in April 1861, during the bombardment and capture of Fort Sumter and rose to instant fame in the Confederacy. He also saw action at 1st Manassas, Shiloh, the 1863-64 Charleston, S.C. campaign, Bermuda Hundred and Petersburg. Beauregard was a railroad executive in the 1860's and early 1870's and later served as Commissioner of public works in New Orleans and Adjutant General of Louisiana.


<u>Card Signature With Year</u>: 3 1/2 x 2 1/8, in ink, G.T. Beauregard, 1888. Mounted to archival mat board. Excellent and very desirable Confederate autograph.  H 40in. x W 50in. x D 22in.

Hotel scale feature lights $0.00

 

COCA COLA SIGN $0.00

 

Autograph, General P. G. T. Beauregard

 

Bar unit $850.00

H 29in. x W 24in. x D 1/2in.  H 84in. x W 32in. x D 2in.

H 79in. x W 32in. x D 2in.

H 84in. x W 38in. x D 2in.


3 doors of various sizes shown above  H 76in. x W 48in. x D 40in.


CA 1950  SIGNED BY ARTIST  H 17in. x W 17in. x D 3in.

ANTIQUE IRONWORK $250.00

 

METAL BARN / FIRE DOORS $800.00

 

FOUNDRY MOULD SCULPTURE $4500.00

 

LABATT'S SIGN / CLOCK $0.00

H 36in. x W 58in.  H 54in. x D 22in.


30 IN STOCK  H 38in. x D 14iN


MORE AVIALABLE  H 17in. x W 16in. x D 40in.

MORE AVAILABLE

CANADA DRY SIGN $0.00

 

INDUSTRIAL PENDANT LIGHTS $0.00

 

INDUSTRIAL PENDANT LIGHTS $0.00

 

INDUSTRIAL WALL LIGHTS $0.00

H 52in. x D 14in.  


<b>Governor of Massachusetts</b>


(1847-1900) Born in Boston, Mass., he was descended from Connecticut Founding Father Oliver Wolcott, and his older brother was killed in the Civil War. He graduated from Harvard in 1870, attended Harvard Law School, graduated in 1874, and was admitted to the Suffolk County bar the same year. Wolcott opened a law office in Boston in 1875. He won a seat on the Boston Common Council in 1877, a position which he held for three years. He served as a member of the Massachusetts State Legislature from 1881–1884, and was offered the Republican Party nomination for Mayor of Boston in 1885, but refused on account of his father's poor health. Wolcott cared for his father until his death in 1891. He served as the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts from 1893-97, and Governor of Massachusetts from 1897-1900. When the Spanish–American War broke out in 1898, Wolcott immediately put Massachusetts on a war footing, securing legislative authorization for military expenditures in just 25 minutes. The state was one of the first to supply militia troops to the war effort. In 1899, Wolcott decided not to run for reelection, and was offered a variety of diplomatic posts by President William McKinley, but refused them, and embarked on a trip to Europe with his family in May 1900. After his return he campaigned for Republicans in the 1900 elections. He fell ill with typhoid fever in mid-November, and died in Boston on December 21, 1900.


Antique photogravure, 2/3 standing view with one hand posed on top of an open book. Copyright, 1900, by E.C. Chickering. Published by A.W. Elson & Co., Boston. Printed facsimile autograph below his likeness and the imprint below, "Engraved for The Colonial Society of Massachusetts from a portrait from life." 4 x 6 5/8, tipped to an album page with hand drawn black ink borders. Overall page size is 6 x 9 1/4. Excellent portrait.   Offered here, individually price for the collector who would like a single example, are tinned sheet iron, brass capped, spouts for use in country tin shops in the fabrication of earlier to mid 19th century tin ware.  Not a big deal to most as we are not sure if there are any folks out there besides Gunsight Antiques who collect 19th century country tin, but if so, here is your chance to acquire a neat, period fabricated, spout as was sold by tinsmith suppliers who carried all manner of material necessary to country tinsmiths.  Besides tinned sheet iron stock, lead solder &c, spouts such as this, cast lid knobs and the like who’s fabrication required more intricate equipment and special tools than was commonly found in small country tinsmith shops. A neat item to lay in with any 19th century tin grouping or occupational display.  Seldom seen today, these are the only pre utilization examples of such we have ever seen.  If you are new to our catalog and wish additional information or just to learn who we are, please check out our home page.   Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!  Equally in their proper place on a Revolutionary War / War of 1812 Artillery Carriage or suspended from the side of a western bound prairie schooner, the 1700s early 1800s with use into the Civil War era grease horn was an integral utility used in the day to store and carry lubricant for applicant to the heavy wooden wheel hubs.   Intact examples such as are offered here are seldom encountered on today’s collector market as discarded or stored horn pairs invited insect and animal damage all attracted by the <I>grease</I> once contained within.  Hand crafted from steer horn and blacksmith bound in black iron with forged attachment suspension chain, the mouth of each horn was plugged with a small corked access hole for application and refilling.  Stoutly made for rough usage and exposure to the elements this all original pair of grease horns measure 18 from tip to butt and remain as found with good evidence of period use and a deep natural age patina to iron and horn.  The exceptional iron work with fancy integral chain will set this pair will set them in good stead in any period display.   <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>

Art Deco Pendant Light $2400.00

 

Photogravure, Roger Wolcott $20.00

 

country tin smith – lamp oil tin &c: CAP $30.00

 

18th early 19th century iron bound GREA $295.00




<b>United States Congressman from South Carolina


Member of the Secession Convention in 1860 and signer of the Ordinance of Secession</b>


(1798-1882) Born in Laurens, S.C., he graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia in 1816. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1819 and began practice in Pendleton, S.C. He served as a major during the Seminole War in 1835. Was a member of the South Carolina State Senate, 1835-41. Served as a Democratic U.S. Congressman, 1843-49. He was a member of the Secession Convention in 1860 and signer of the Ordinance of Secession.


<u>Signature</u>: 4 x 5/8, in ink, R.F. Simpson.


WBTS Trivia: The State of South Carolina was the first to secede from the Union when she adopted the ordnance of secession on December 20, 1860.  


<b>Killed in Action at the battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Va.</b>


Postally used patriotic envelope that is trimmed in red and blue with an embossed American shield with spread winged eagle and the motto, Union And Constitution on the reverse of the envelope. Partial postmark from New Orleans, [La.] with the month of Jul visible and it is also stamped [due] 3 at upper right. Addressed to Mr. Danl. H. Cutter, Newburyport, Mass. Signed at left, "Soldier's Letter, F.G. Ogden, Adjt. 48 Regt. Mass." Irregular right edge where the envelope was opened. Very fine.


Francis G. Ogden, the sender and signer of this envelope, was a 23 year old clerk from Boston when he enlisted as a corporal, on October 9, 1861, and was mustered into Co. F, 24th Massachusetts Infantry. He was discharged on March 8, 1863. He was commissioned first lieutenant and adjutant of the 48th Massachusetts Infantry with whom he served until being mustered out of the service on September 3, 1863. He was then commissioned first lieutenant and adjutant of the 58th Massachusetts Infantry on November 27, 1863. He was killed in action during the battle of Spotsylvania, Va., on May 12, 1864.      This exceptional pair of carriage lamps show little if any evidence of use while offering unquestionable age and originality both in condition and unmistakable mid 19th century tinsmith construction of the matching lantern bodies.  Each lamp measures approximately 12 inches in height with heavy, approximately ¼ inch thick, beveled glass <I>lenses</I> measuring 3 7/16 X  3 7/8 inches each.  Outer surfaces are of black enamel with naturally patinated brass trim and chimney.  Internal reflector surfaces are bright nickel silver plate with plated burner marked <B>E. MILLER & Co. Meriden, Conn. </B>  [ Edward Miller began manufacturing and selling camphene and lantern fluid burners in Meriden, Connecticut in the 1840's.  By the 1860’s  <I>E. Miller & Co.</I> had become a successful manufacturer and marketer in the kerosene lamp and lamp burner business with the latter being merchandized to private lighting makers.  In 1866 Miller reorganized under the name <I>Edward Miller & Co.</I> or <I>E M & Co</I>. ]  Easily displayed utilizing original mounting sockets, this exceptional matching pair of carriage lamps remain complete and in exceptional condition with pleasing evidence of age and originality.  <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>


 Measuring approximately 19 inches in length and remaining in immaculate all original condition with a pleasing smooth age patina, these desirable old pipe or <I>ember</I> tongs offer an interesting combination of two very different utilitarian tools.  The idea of <I>combination</I> of purpose in tools of the period, especially such diverse purpose as demonstrated here, makes one wonder if this combination was truly intended for dual purpose or were these pipe tongs simply made by an artisan who made sugar nippers.  At any rate a rare form that will go well on the hearth or 18th century kitchen. <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!

Autograph, Richard F. Simpson $45.00

 

Patriotic Cover Signed by Massachusetts $35.00

 

exceptionally nice mid 1800s CARRIAGE LA $225.00

 

1700’s very early 1800s SUGAR NIPPER / $195.00




On the night of April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was mortally wounded at Ford's Theater, on 10th Street, Washington, D.C., by the famous actor John Wilkes Booth. President Lincoln was carried across the street  to a back bedroom in the Petersen boarding house where he died at 7:22 A.M. on April 15th.


Included in this display is a fragment of a gauze bandage that was used in the care of President Lincoln. The bandage fragment originated from the Herman Rudd Collection in Buffalo, New York, and was previously in the collection of the Holland Purchase Historical Society where they presently have another piece matching this example. This fragment measures approximately 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch. 


Also included in the display are some small pieces of hair that originated from a lock of Lincoln's hair sold at Christie's in 2002 from the famous Forbes Collection. 


This handsome display measures 11 x 14 and is double matted in scarlet suede and gold Florentine trim. The relics are housed in small magnifying cases, and the display is nicely highlighted with a copy photograph of a seated President Lincoln at the upper left, and a copy portrait engraving of the famous Lincoln death bed scene at the upper right.


Comes with a certificate of authenticity. Please note that the display has nice full borders. The image on the website is cropped because the display is larger than our scanner bed. Very desirable President Lincoln collectible.  


<b>Governor of South Carolina


United States Senator from South Carolina</b>


(1818-1902) He served in both houses of the South Carolina legislature, 1852-61. In 1861, he was reputed to be the largest landowner in the South. He organized and equipped at his own expense the famed "Hampton Legion," taking them to Virginia in time to fight in the battle of 1st Manassas, where he was wounded. He commanded an infantry brigade in the Virginia Peninsular campaign, and then in the summer of 1862, was assigned a cavalry command under General J.E.B. Stuart. He participated in most of their actions from 1862-64, and was seriously wounded at Gettysburg. After the death of Stuart, Hampton took over command of the cavalry corps. In the post war South, he was elected Governor of South Carolina in 1876, and later U.S. Senator, 1879-91.


<u>Signature With State</u>: 7 1/2 x 3 1/4, in ink, Wade Hampton, So. Ca. Excellent.  


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


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, July 28, 1863


General Orders

No. 239


In mustering troops into the service of the United States, the non-commissioned officers of Companies must not be mustered in until their respective Companies have the number of enlisted men required by General Orders, No. 110, current series, from this Office.


Until the muster of a Company (under par. 86, Mustering Regulations) has been completed, the non-commissioned officers thereof cannot be appointed. (See par. 73, page 18, Army Regulations of 1861).


BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Very fine.  


<b>Severely wounded at Gettysburg resulting in the amputation of his leg


Medal of Honor Recipient</b>


(1819-1914) Controversial New York State senator and congressman. He first achieved national notoriety in 1859 when he shot down, in the shadow of the White House, his young wife's lover, Philip Barton Key, II, who was the son of the author of the "Star Spangled Banner." His lawyer during the lurid trial was none other than Edwin M. Stanton, Abraham Lincoln's future Secretary of War, who got him off. During the Civil War, Sickles fought in the Virginia Peninsular, Antietam, and Fredericksburg campaigns. At Gettysburg he commanded the 3rd Corps, Army of the Potomac, and was severely wounded on July 2, 1863, the result being the amputation of his right leg. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions in the battle of Gettysburg. He was very instrumental in forming the Gettysburg National Military Park.


<u>Signature</u>: 2 x 1, in ink, D.E. Sickles, mounted to 3 3/8 x 2 period card. Desirable Gettysburg personality.

President Abraham Lincoln's Hair & Death $550.00

 

Autograph, General Wade Hampton

 

Mustering Of Troops Into The Union Army $10.00

 

Autograph, General Daniel E. Sickles




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