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<b>During the Rebellion</b>


5 x 8, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, April 11, 1867


Circular


Officers who have been appointed in the army under the Act of July 28, 1866, are requested to immediately forward to the Adjutant General a statement showing all the volunteer organizations in which service was rendered during the rebellion.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Light age toning and wear. There are 2 tiny holes at the left edge which do not affect any of the content.  Our photo illustration will likely offer the best description of this colorful old print except to say that it measures 10 X 13 ½ inches and it is offered just as we found it torn from a June 16, 1894 issue of the satirical publication <I>Judge</I>.   The cartoon is titled <I>THE DEMOCRATIC RICHELIEU </I> and is captioned - DEMOCRATIC SENATOR (ex-confederate brigadier):  <I> ‘Take away the sword. States can be ruined without it. Bring me the pen,it is mightier than the sword!’</I>  The graphic satire refers to an all too common division between North & South during Reconstruction and the strong feeling by many in the North that ex-Confederate leaders were continuing their attack against the Union utilizing the pen and politics.  A colorful conversation piece, this neat old piece of Americana will frame up nicely.

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 <B><I>Statistical Gazetteer of the United States of America from Official State & Federal Returns & the Census of 1850</B></I> by Richard s. Fisher M.D.  Published by J. H. Colton & Co., New York 1857   A wonderful antebellum resource or simply a nice item to set out on a period desk, reading table or book shelf.  Leather bound with lots of evidence of age and period use, the leather cover and spine could use treatment with a proper dressing, but the spine is tight and pages are solidly bound with expected age but complete with no stains, tears or repairs or other condition issues. (Offered here un-touched and as found so the new owner can decide what leather dressing to use. We would do no more than that.) An outstanding accumulation of material from population and land use, to industrial and governmental information, this volume will be of special interest as it offers insight into the antebellum south.

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 !  


 


<b>Plan Of Organization For Contributing Societies</b>


8 1/2 x 13 3/4, imprint. Published by the Committee on Correspondence and Organization, Room 22 Bible House, New York. Outlines the Name, Object, Officers, Duties of Officers, Meetings-Order of Business, etc. The reverse of the document has a very interesting handwritten section in ink titled, "Preamble and Constitution of the Peruville [N.Y.] Freedman's & Union Relief Association. It includes the Preamble and 7 Articles of their Constitution. Light age toning and wear. Uncommon. Desirable.


***Please note that the borders on the actual document are wider than our scan indicates. The document as shown on the website is cropped because it is larger than our scanner bed.

War Department Circular Regarding Office $5.00

 

colorful post Civil War Southern Reconst $45.00

 

1850 U. S. Statistical Gazetteer $85.00

 

Imprint, New York National Freedman's Re $25.00




Bust of William Henry Harrison in uniform with Maj. Gen. W.H. Harrison, stars and the year 1841 on the obverse. A spread winged eagle with American shield on its chest and an olive branch and arrows in its talons. Riband above with the motto, "Go It Tip," and below, with the motto, "Come It Tyler" with encircling stars around the edges. There is a very tiny hole in the top of the token where it was once worn by a chain.


"Tippecanoe and Tyler Too", originally published as "Tip and Ty", was a very popular and influential campaign song of the Whig Party's colorful Log Cabin Campaign in the 1840 United States presidential election. Its lyrics sang the praises of Whig candidates William Henry Harrison (the "hero of Tippecanoe") and John Tyler, while denigrating incumbent Democrat Martin Van Buren.


William Henry Harrison  was the ninth President of the United States (1841), an American military officer and politician, and the last President born as a British subject. He was also the first president to die in office. He was 68 years, 23 days old when inaugurated, the oldest president to take office until Ronald Reagan in 1981. Harrison died on his 32nd day in office of complications from pneumonia, serving the shortest tenure in United States presidential history. His death sparked a brief constitutional crisis, but its resolution settled many questions about presidential succession left unanswered by the Constitution until the passage of the 25th Amendment in 1967. He was the grandfather of Benjamin Harrison, who was the 23rd President from 1889 to 1893.


Before election as president, Harrison served as the first territorial congressional delegate from the Northwest Territory, governor of the Indiana Territory and later as a U.S. representative and senator from Ohio. He originally gained national fame for leading U.S. forces against American Indians at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811, where he earned the nickname "Tippecanoe" (or "Old Tippecanoe"). As a general in the subsequent War of 1812, his most notable action was in the Battle of the Thames in 1813, which brought an end to hostilities in his region. This battle resulted in the death of Tecumseh and the dissolution of the Indian coalition which he led.   


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


War Department

Provost Marshal General's Office

Washington, D.C., October 6, 1864


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

Act. Ass't Provost Marshal General

Trenton, N.J.


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


JAMES B. FRY

Provost Marshal General


OFFICIAL:


Theo. McMurtrie

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


12 Pa. Reserves


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


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





  


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


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


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


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

1841 Presidential Token, William Henry H $75.00

 

Harvard Class of 1862 Dinner Program $15.00

 

1864 Provost Marshal General's Office Im $35.00

 

President Grover Cleveland, Waterbury Cl $8.00




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


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


Civil War patriotic envelope with spoof theme on Confederate cavalry horses. Vignette of a very under nourished horse with barking dogs at his feet, a pair of vultures sitting in a tree, and one vulture hovering above. The slogan reads, Rice Straw! Effect of "feed" on the Cavalry Horse in the Secession Army. Executed by W.J. Baker. Uncommon.  


Civil War patriotic envelope; spoof theme on the Confederacy with an illustration of a floating, broken cup with a  C.S.A. flag design on the outside. Three men are within the vessel; the officer at the rear is leaning over the side and vomiting, the man standing at the center is using a whiskey bottle for a telescope to look at the Union warship in the background, while the seated man at the front is holding a whiskey bottle. Titled, "The Impending Crisis." Uncommon.    A bit of a departure from our usual fair, this outstanding mid 1800s court sword will fill the bill for the right collector.   High relief, chiseled bronze furniture retains virtually all of its original heavy gold plating over a laurel motif set off by the classic figure of a patriotic eagle.  Beautifully colored natural mother of pearl grips offer a pleasing age patina.   Overall length is 36 ¾ inches with a slender 30 ½ inch,  three fuller triangular blade which retains much of its original fire blue embellishment over decorative line engraving.  Of special note is that the slender leather scabbard with its furniture remains in excellent original condition commensurate with the pleasing condition of the sword.  Of <I>special note</I> because as experienced collectors will attest, the delicately slender leather scabbard of these court swords are nearly always broken or missing furniture or both.  An outstanding, all original example of a classic style seldom surviving in collectable condition, a good look our photos will offer the best description.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

Our Volunteers a Noble Band of Men $5.00

 

Patriotic Cover, Rice Straw, Confederate $15.00

 

Patriotic Cover, The Impending Crisis $15.00

 

exceptional 2nd Empire French – Officer’ $495.00

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

 A nice <B>single</B> example of the pattern of 1872 U. S. Cavalry Sgt. stripes.  All original and in ‘minty’ condition after decades of storage, this example should not be confused with the lighter fabric type of a later period that are more frequently seen.  With their heavy yellow / orange wool felt and higher quality chain stitch trim, these original issue artillery stripes will add quality and color to any Indian Wars era or U.S. insignia grouping. A relatively common item only a few years ago, real examples are getting harder to find with demand fostering the fabrication  of cheaper reproductions.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your  Our illustrations will likely do best to describe this offering except to advise that it is a size seven and while it offers good evidence of age and originality, remains in pleasing condition.  An exceptional 19th century felt hat! <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!


 A popular utility of the colonial era, Revolutionary War period with use through the Civil War era these blacksmith forged iron crackers were reversible with a lesser gap one way than the other so as to accommodate large and smaller nuts.  The cracking surfaces are textured so as to provide a firm grip. An attractive companion piece in a period setting, this pair measure about 5 ¾ inches in length and remain in nice solid , even usable condition but with a pleasant natural age patina. <B>Don't forget to give our search feature a try</B> for special wants. A simple <B>key word</B> in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

Civil War era 'COPPERHEAD' IDENTIFICATI $65.00

 

1872 Pattern Cavalry SERGEANT CHEVRON $65.00

 

original c. 1800s DANDY’S FEDORA $95.00

 

1700s early 1800s forged iron NUTCRACKER $65.00

<B>Not</B> to be confused with the usually encountered reproduction in this pattern this example is the <U>real thing</U>.  This genuine antique, cast iron trivet, with its classic patriotic shield design, crossed cannons, cannon balls and crossed swords, measures 8 ½ inches long and is 4 1/8 inches wide.  Never painted this desirable original remains in excellent condition and will make a pleasing addition to any collection. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !  


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

 The head of this little blacksmith made axe was fashioned from two pieces of iron formed as one ( high carbon for the blade for a keen edge and lower carbon, less brittle, for the pick) just as the full sized working examples.  Some period ink stains on the original <I>white ash</I> wood haft may indicate that the piece served a practical purpose as a quill sharpener.  We have seen such miniatures in period writing desks. (see: Valley Forge museum collection)  <B>Don't forget to give our search feature a try</B> for special wants. A simple <B>key word</B> in lower case works best.  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !  H 8in. x W 8in. x D 11in.

original - antique cast iron PATRIOTIC T $95.00

 

Civil War era Military Motif - import PO $225.00

 

vintage hand wrought - MINIATURE HATCHE $65.00

 

BRASS WALL SCONCES. . PAIR $450.00

H 15in. x W 10in. x D 14in.-29in.  H 13in. x W 10in. x D 18in.-46in.  H 13in. x W 4in. x D 7in.  H 9in. x W 8in. x D 11in.

VINTAGE EXTENSION LIGHT $1250.00

 

VINTAGE EXTENSION LIGHT $1250.00

 

INDUSTRIAL SCONCE $175.00

 

INDUSTRIAL SCONCE $250.00

H 24in. x W 31in. x 8in.  H 9in. x W 5in. x D 8in.  H 8in. x W 8in. x D 30in.  H 9in. x W 12in. x D 20in.


MORE OPTIONS TO THIS TYPE AS WELL

INDUSTRIAL WALL LIGHT $950.00

 

PIVOTING HEAD WALL LIGHT. . . NICKEL $0.00

 

INDUSTRIAL BARN LIGHT $350.00

 

WAREHOUSE BARN LIGHT $350.00

H 20in. x D 9in.


nickel stem available in any length

original prismatic industrial glass  H 18in. x W 8in. x 8in.  H 30in. x W 75in. x 30in.  H 14in. x W 56in. x 33in.

Halophane pendant light fixture $450.00

 

STAGE LIGHT VINTAGE $350.00

 

IRON FACTORY TABLE $2400.00

 

Industrial glass top table $1800.00

H 32in. x D 19in.  H 32in. x W 48in. x 12in.

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

Brass pendant fiture $650.00

 

INDUSTRIAL BARN LIGHT $1000.00

 

DANCE FLOOR WAX $30.00

 

CHAN WAX TIN $30.00

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


price per can  H 9in. x D 6in.

PUMPKIN PIE TIN $40.00

 

OLD PRETZEL TIN $110.00

 

OLD COFFEE TINS $40.00

 

SOLVENT TIN $40.00

H 33in. x W 14in. x 28in.  H 63in. x W 16in. x D 24in.  H 14in. x W 13in. x D 9in.  H 15in. x W 11in.

TICKET TAKERS STOOL / LEANER $450.00

 

STORE FRONT SCALE $1400.00

 

OLD COFFEE TIN $250.00

 

HOME MADE ICE CREAM MAKER $110.00

H 24in. x D 16in.


GREAT GARDEN ITEM  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

INDUSTRIAL ROOF VENT $550.00

 

DEC0 TOASTER DINER $250.00

 

MEDICINE CABINET $350.00

 

LITTLE RED WAGON THE GADFLY $450.00

H 56in. x W 16in. x 16in.  H 11in. x W 17in. x D 5in.  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 !


 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!

THEME LIGHT. . . HAIR DRYER $500.00

 

NEON SIGN $650.00

 

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

 

antique U S Keg Spigot $95.00




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.   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 !

General Winfield Scott $5.00

 

‘Let’s Pull Together’ – WW II mechanical $95.00

 

stained bone - Victorian Needle Case $45.00

 

antique reverse painting miniature – Mas

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 !!


     

 


<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.  


American shield with anchor, New York, and the year 1863 on the obverse. Edw. Scharf, 14 & 16 Division St. on the reverse. Near uncirculated.

late 19th / early 20th century U. S. GRA $35.00

 

1910, President Abraham Lincoln Memorial $25.00

 

Tintype, Double Armed Yankee Cavalryman $395.00

 

1863 Civil War Merchant Token, Edward Sc $35.00




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