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Rare 1947 Martha Graham Dance Company program performed at the academy of Music in Philadelphia including Martha Graham and Erick Hawkins dancing in her most famous Americana piece to the music of "Appalachian Spring" by Aaron Copland.


The program which measures approximately 9"h x 6"w is in excellent over-all condition.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Rare 1931 dance program for Mary Wigman considered to be one of the most important influential figures in the history of modern dance.  On the opposite side of the program is an advertisement for the Jerrie Meyer dance studio featuring Charles Weidman considered to be one of the pioneer figures of modern dance in America.


The program is in excellent over-all condition with center horizontal fold crease and slight toning from age.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  50 magic lantern glass slides together with a letter from Olga Samaroff Stokowski indicating glass slides are available for sale relating to "The Layman's Music Course" which she had outstanding success with.


The majority of the magic lantern glass slides are music themed.  One slide depicts one of the last photographic images of Maurice Ravel.  Another slide depicts Johannes Brahms.  One slide depicts an image of German opera singer Lotte Lehmann in one of her greatest roles as the Marschallin in "Der Rosenkavalier".  In one slide is a depiction of an orchestra.  One slide depicts Alexander Kipness as the Baron Ochs in "Der Rosenkavalier".  While the majority of the slides are music related, several images depict buildings and an airplane.


Each slide measures approximately 4" x 3.25".


At the bottom of the interior of the box of slides is a piece of newspaper with the date 'Aug. 29, 1941'.


With the exception of the magic lantern slide depicting Alexander Kipness as Baron Ochs which has some white discoloration on the reverse side, the slides are all in fine to excellent condition.  There are no cracks to any of the glass slides.


The letter by Olga Stokowski is in excellent condition with typical fold creases.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item. 


 Letter by Olga Samaroff Stokowski, wife of Leopold Stokowski, indicating her willingness to be an honorary patroness at a piano recital.


Olga Stokowski was a renowned pianist and piano teacher who taught at the Philadelphia Conservatory and at Juilliard and developed a course of music study as well as was the first music teacher to be broadcast on NBC television.


The letter which retains the original envelope is in excellent condition.


Would be glad to answer questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.

RARE 1947 MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY PR $95.00

 

RARE 1931 ACADEMY OF MUSIC MARY WIGMAN D $45.00

 

OLGA SAMAROFF STOKOWSKI LETTER & MAGIC L $350.00

 

OLGA SAMAROFF STOKOWSKI AUTOGRAPHED RECI $95.00

Rare matchbook of the United States Maritime Service with the official song of the Maritime Service and Merchant Marine written by Jack Lawrence hand-signed by Hall of Fame composer-songwriter Jack Lawrence.  


Jack Lawrence entered the Merchant Marines in 1943 as a Lieutenant when he wrote the song as bandleader at the Sheepshead Bay Maritime Service Training Station in Brooklyn, New York.


There is some edge wear and tannish toned discoloration from age to the matchbook.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Three letters from 1966 and 1967 by General Lucius Clay on Republican Finance Committee letterhead plus a letter by Bob Wilson.  Two of the letters have staple holes on the upper corner.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and /or provide a cost for mailing these letters.  1961 Massachusetts Institute of Technology commencement address by Frank Stanton as President of Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.


The address comprised of 10 pages is typed along with hand-written notations.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Letter dated May 15, 1942 by Lewis Strauss who developed nuclear energy policy in the United States.


The recipient of this letter was prominent American journalist Mark Sullivan (1874-1952).  Sullivan was considered to be one of the most widely respected journalists of his day corresponding with Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover.  Sullivan was also a confidant to Theodore Roosevelt as well as a good friend and confidant to Herbert Hoover.  In addition to Presidents, Sullivan corresponded with many notable politicians, businessmen and literary figures of the day including Arthur Conan Doyle who he was good friends with as well as Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Orville Wright and many other prominent and influential people from the 1890's to the 1920's.


Sullivan wrote and published between 1926-1935 a six volume book by the title 'Our Times 1900-1925' which chronicled the social and political history of America from the 1890's to the 1920's.


Sullivan correspondence can be found archived in the manuscript division of the Library of Congress and in the Herbert Hoover Institution Archives.


The letter which is signed in ink by Lewis Strauss on Navy Department printed letterhead is in excellent condition with typical fold creases and has two punch holes on the upper border.  The name Jameson is  indicated in pencil.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.

RARE JACK LAWRENCE AUTOGRAPHED WWII MERC $295.00

 

1966 / 1967 GENERAL LUCIUS D. CLAY AUTOGRA $195.00

 

1961 FRANK STANTON MASSACHUSETTS INSTITU $100.00

 

1942 LEWIS STRAUSS ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISS $75.00

Letter hand-written on September 8, 1931 by renowned American writer Hamlin Garland discussing the upcoming publication of his book 'Companions on the Trail' as well as indicating he will be receiving the Roosevelt Memorial Association Medal in October.  This prestigious medal was presented to Garland for his distinguished work as a novelist, playwright, poet, and essayist.


The recipient of this letter was prominent American journalist Mark Sullivan (1874-1952).  Sullivan was considered to be one of the most widely respected journalists of his day corresponding with Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover.  Sullivan was also a confidant to Theodore Roosevelt as well as a good friend and confidant to Herbert Hoover.  In addition to Presidents, Sullivan corresponded with many notable politicians, businessmen and literary figures of the day including Arthur Conan Doyle who he was good friends with as well as Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Orville Wright and many other prominent and influential people from the 1890's to mid 1900's.


Sullivan wrote and published between 1926-1935 a six volume book by the title 'Our Times 1900-1925' which chronicled the social and political history of America from the 1890's to the 1920's.


Sullivan correspondence can be found archived in the manuscript division of the Library of Congress and in the Herbert Hoover Institution Archives.


The letter which is signed in ink by Garland is hand-written on personal stationery with '507 CATHEDRAL PARKWAY NEW YORK CITY' letterhead.  Stationery dimensions measure approximately 11"h x 8.5"w with fold creases, some surface wrinkles and the upper right corner missing. 


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Two letters, one dated November 3, 1930 with an inquiry to Hamlin Garland from Mark Sullivan, renowned journalist and friend of President Herbert Hoover asking for his input regarding an artist for the possible commission to create a Presidential sculpture of Hoover.  On the letter are hand-written notations by Garland.  Those notes indicate Garland inquired of his brother-in-law sculptor Lorado Taft.  


Together with that letter is a typed letter by Garland dated the 7th of November, 1930 responding to Sullivan which was likely sent along with Sullivan's letter with notes by Garland back to Sullivan.


The recipient of this letter was prominent American journalist Mark Sullivan (1874-1952).  Sullivan was considered to be one of the most widely respected journalists of his day corresponding with Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover.  Sullivan was also a confidant to Theodore Roosevelt as well as a good friend and confidant to Herbert Hoover.  In addition to Presidents, Sullivan corresponded with many notable politicians, businessmen and literary figures of the day including Arthur Conan Doyle who he was good friends with as well as Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Orville Wright and many other prominent and influential people from  the 1890's to mid 1900's.


Sullivan wrote and published between 1926-1935 a six volume book by the title 'Our Times 1900-1925' which chronicled the social and political history of America from the 1890's to the 1920's.


Sullivan correspondence can be found archived in the manuscript division of the Library of Congress and in the Herbert Hoover Institution Archives.


On the letter by Garland is an 'F' in pencil for file.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Letter typed by renowned American writer Hamlin Garland discussing an upcoming book he is working on among other literary content.  Based on the address indicated on the letterhead and the content of the letter including mention of soldiers, John Erskine, the war, and the Y. M. C. A., it appears the letter was likely typed in the late years of World War I or possibly early 1920's.


The recipient of this letter was prominent American journalist Mark Sullivan (1874-1952).  Sullivan was considered to be one of the most widely respected journalists of his day corresponding with Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover.  Sullivan was also a confidant to Theodore Roosevelt as well as a good friend and confidant to Herbert Hoover.  In addition to Presidents, Sullivan corresponded with many notable politicians, businessmen and literary figures of the day including Arthur Conan Doyle who he was good friends with as well as Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Orville Wright and many other prominent and influential people from the 1890's to mid 1900's.


Sullivan wrote and published between 1926-1935 a six volume book by the title 'Our Times 1900-1925' which chronicled the social and political history of America from the 1890's to the 1920's.


Sullivan correspondence can be found archived in the manuscript division of the Library of Congress and in the Herbert Hoover Archives.


The letter which is signed in ink by Garland is typed along with hand-written notations on personal stationery with '71 EAST NINETY-SECOND STREET NEW YORK CITY letterhead.  Stationery dimensions measures approximately 8.5"h x 5.5"w with fold creases.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Letter dated April 14, 1926 typed by American author William Lyon Phelps of Yale University regarding the authorship history of the poem 'Casey at the Bat'.


The recipient of this letter was prominent American journalist Mark Sullivan (1874-1952).  Sullivan was considered to be one of the most widely respected journalists of his day corresponding with Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover.  Sullivan was also a confidant to Theodore Roosevelt as well as a good friend and confidant to Herbert Hoover.  In addition to Presidents, Sullivan corresponded with many notable politicians, businessmen and literary figures of the day including Arthur Conan Doyle who he was good friends with as well as Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Orville Wright and many other prominent and influential people from the 1890's to mid 1900's.


Sullivan wrote and published between 1926-1935 a six volume book by the title 'Our Times 1900-1925' which chronicled the social and political history of American from the 1890's to the 1920's.


Sullivan correspondence can be found archived in the manuscript division of the Library of Congress and in the Herbert Hoover Institution Archives.


Most likely this correspondence was written by Phelps to Sullivan providing context for a historical reference or perspective being used in one of the volumes of the book 'Our Times 1900-1925' being prepared by Sullivan.


The letter which is signed in ink by Phelps is typed on stationery with 'YALE UNIVERSITY' printed letterhead.  Stationery dimensions measure approximately 10.5"h x 7.25"w with typical fold creases and a paper clip stain with some tannish toning.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.

1931 HAMLIN GARLAND AMERICAN WRITER AUTO $195.00

 

1930 HAMLIN GARLAND AUTOGRAPHED LETTER, $150.00

 

HAMLIN GARLAND AMERICAN WRITER AUTOGRAPH $150.00

 

1926 CASEY AT THE BAT BASEBALL POEM HIST $95.00

1916 League to Enforce Peace First Annual Assemblage official program and first annual banquet.  Please see images for specific details.


The recipient of this was prominent American journalist Mark Sullivan (1874-1952).  Sullivan was considered one of the most widely respected journalists of his day corresponding with Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover.  Sullivan was also a confidant to Theodore Roosevelt as well as a good friend and confidant to Herbert Hoover.  In addition to Presidents, Sullivan corresponded with many notable politicians, businessmen and literary figures of the day including Arthur Conan Doyle who he was good friends with as well as Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Orville Wright and many other prominent and influential people from the 1890's to mid 1900's.


Sullivan wrote and published between 1926-1935 a six volume book by the title 'Our Times 1900-1925' which chronicled the social and political history of America from the 1890's to the 1920's.


Sullivan correspondence can be found archived in the manuscript division of the Library of Congress and in the Herbert Hoover Institution Archives.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Rare letter dated August 2, 1882 hand-written by prominent ethnologist and entomologist Cyrus Thomas regarding forwarding a draft of his chinch bug article.


Would be glad to answer any questions and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Rare note hand-written by Herbert Hoover with song verse pinned by Hoover to the note.  The verse is from a 1909 song composed by A. Baldwin Sloane with words written by Edgar Smith for the Broadway show 'Tillies Nightmare' which opened in 1910 at the Herald Square Theatre.  The verse reflects perspective on Hoover as the humanitarian that he was known to be.  The note which is written using pencil on plain paper is signed by Hoover with his initials.


Hand-written correspondence by Hoover is rarely found and tends to be spontaneous and personal.  Hoover himself indicated "I do not write more than one letter per annum with my own hand".


The recipient of this note was prominent American journalist Mark Sullivan (1874-1952).  Sullivan was considered to be one of the most widely respected journalists of his day corresponding with Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover.  Sullivan was also a confidant to Theodore Roosevelt as well as a good friend and confidant to Herbert Hoover.  In addition to Presidents, Sullivan corresponded with many notable politicians, businessmen and literary figures of the day including Arthur Conan Doyle who he was good friends with as well as Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Orville Wright and many other prominent and influential people from the 1890's to mid 1900's.


Sullivan wrote and published between 1926-1935 a six volume book by the title 'Our Times 1900-1925' which chronicled the social and political history of America from the 1890's to the 1920's.


Sullivan correspondence can be found archived in the manuscript division of the Library of Congress and in the Herbert Hoover Institution Archives.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.


  Note hand-written by President Herbert Hoover to renowned American journalist Mark Sullivan (1874-1952) requesting assistance with the preparation of a Memorial Day speech to be given by Hoover at Gettysburg Battlefield on May 30, 1930.  Sullivan was a close friend and confidante to Herbert Hoover.  When called upon by Hoover, Sullivan would assist with the preparation of speeches and addresses to the public.


Mark Sullivan was considered to be one of the most widely respected journalists of his day corresponding with Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover.  Sullivan was also a confidant to Theodore Roosevelt as well as a good friend and confidant to Herbert Hoover.  In addition to Presidents, Sullivan corresponded with many notable politicians, businessmen and literary figures of the day including Arthur Conan Doyle who he was good friends with as well as Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Orville Wright and many other prominent and influential people from the 1890's to mid 1900's.


Sullivan wrote and published between 1926-1935 a six volume book by the title 'Our Times 1900-1925' which chronicled the social and political history of America from the 1890's to the 1920's.


Sullivan correspondence can be found archived in the manuscript division of the Library of Congress and in the Herbert Hoover Institution Archives.


Hand-written correspondence by Herbert Hoover is rarely found.  Hand-written letters and notes tended to be spontaneous and personal.  Hoover himself indicated "I do not write more than one letter per annum with my own hand."  Hand-written correspondence by Hoover during his years as President are even more elusive and considered exceptionally rare.


The note is hand-written using pencil on ink printed 'ADDRESS' letterhead measuring approximately 8" x 3.5".  There is a paper clip stain and two pinholes on the right side and some age toning of the paper.


Would be glad to answer any questions and/or provide a cost for mailing.

RARE 1916 LEAGUE TO ENFORCE PEACE FIRST $150.00

 

RARE 1882 CYRUS THOMAS PROMINENT ENTOMOL $95.00

 

RARE HERBERT HOOVER HAND-WRITTEN LETTER $1950.00

 

EXCEEDINGLY RARE 1930 HERBERT HOOVER LET $1950.00

1875 Bunker Hill Centennial published by Rand, Avery & Co. in Boston, Mass.  Comprised of 8 numbered folded pages printed on one sheet of paper measuring approximately 45" x 31".


In fine well preserved condition and even toned from age.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Exceptionally huge 1841 Quadruple Notion newspaper from Boston, Massachusetts with a depiction of Daniel Webster on the front cover.  The newspaper edited by William Cullen Bryant is comprised of 16 numbered pages amazingly printed on just one sheet of paper measuring an extroardinary 94" (7'10") x 58" (4'10") in size.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.

 Circa 1920's bookends of lion's head fountain landscape design made from bronze by Judd Company measuring approximately 5.5"h x 4"w x 2.75"d.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  1879 notice from the New Hampshire Adjutant General's Office for the erection of headstones over the graves of Civil war Soldiers by an authorization of Congress.  The notice is in excellent condition with typical fold creases and retains the original mailing envelope.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.

RARE 1875 BUNKER HILL CENTENNIAL NEWSPAP $250.00

 

HUGE 1841 BOSTON MASS. QUADRUPLE NOTION $350.00

 

CIRCA 1920'S JUDD COMPANY BRONZE LIONS H $250.00

 

1879 NEW HAMPSHIRE ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OF $55.00

1872 notice for fulfillment of bounty for 2nd Battery Heavy Artillery New Hampshire Volunteers soldier James Dole.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Best described here by our photo illustrations, this all original and untouched <U>nonexcavated</U> <B>Volunteer Maine Militia</B> cartridge box plate offers a most eye appealing rich chocolate age patina on its face with the desirable lead soldered iron wire loops on the reverse (see: Philadelphia’s <I>War Library & Museum</I> collection <I>Military Order of the Loyal Legion</I>), as opposed to the more usually encountered, just pre Civil War, lead filled examples. All a product of the 1850s these desirable <B>V M M</B> plates were pressed into service by state issue in the early part of the Civil War and are well documented by treasured excavation finds from early Maine camp sites.  Later replaced by regulation <B>US</B> plates, many troops of Maine regiments particularly the <B>2nd, 4th</B> and <B>5th Maine Infantries</B> on through the 18th (better known as the <B>1st Maine Heavy Artillery</B>) were eager to retain the early Civil War issue V. M. M. plates as testimony to their veteran status.  Veterans of the 2nd  Regiment who were moved to the hard fought <B>2Oth Maine Infantry</B> just before Gettysburg were no exception.  With existing prewar <B>V M M</B> plates well exhausted in the state by early Civil War issue and the majority of the issue examples cast aside in the field as has been well established by modern day camp site <I>diggers,</I> few non excavated examples of the elusive <B>VMM</B> cartridge box plates survived.  This fact and the reputation of the Maine regiments using the plate have made it one of the most sought after Union box plates among collectors.  This one offers unquestionable evidence of period use and originality while remaining in pleasing condition with no issues.

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 Best described here by our photo illustrations, this hand carved 18th century <I>common</I> eating spoon remains in exceptional condition with an appealing deep patina and good evidence of period hand work.  All in the classic form of 1700s individually carried, personal use <I>eating spoon</I> as was commonly utilized from the traveling <I>possible bag</I>, or haversack to the Colonial / early American frontier traveler or soldier.  A must have utility of the common man original examples seldom survived.   An especially nice Colonial American / Revolutionary War vintage display item.  <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 unpolished with lots of original luster while showing good evidence of age and originality, this ultra-rare pair of Civil War vintage U. S. Marine shoulder scales are made even more remarkable by their completeness in that they retain not only the removable fringe plates but the wool worsted fringe. (See: Frederick Todd, <I>American Military Equipage</I>, pages 578 & 579)  

As prescribed and illustrated in the 1859 U. S. Marine Cops regulations for all enlisted, these brass scales differ from Army issue in that they are a bit larger in proportion and <U>feature a worsted fringe which is attached to a separate and removeable brass plate that attaches to the underside of the scales.</U>  An additional variation we have noted from the only two sets, <U>neither pair retained the fringe</U> that we have observed in our 50 plus years of seeking out such treasures, is that the scale portion consists of a single sheet of die struck brass rather than multiple small pieces.  (See our old friend Rafael’s <I>ShilohRelics.com</I> item #L5149).   Seldom encountered as are all Civil War vintage Marine items, the particular scarcity of these fringed scales, even in even in period photos, would suggest that despite regulations few Marine enlisted were actually issued what surely became a <I>frilly excess</I> in time of war.   <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>

1872 NEW HAMPSHIRE CIVIL WAR HEAVY ARTIL $35.00

 

rarely found! NON-EXCAVATED Volunteer Ma

 

1700s carved wood Eating Spoon $125.00

 

rarely seen! Civil War MARINE – regulat $595.00




8 1/4 x 11, on imprinted bank letter sheet, with the letter portion written in ink.


Bank of New Orleans,

New Orleans, 28 Jany. 1862


Written to a man in Holly Springs, [Mississippi]. 


"I am in receipt of your [?] 24th Inst. & your requests will be duly attended to.


Respt. Yours,

[?]

Comm.


Light age toning and wear. 


In less than 3 months after this letter was written New Orleans would be captured! The city of New Orleans, Louisiana fell to Federal naval forces commanded by Admiral David G. Farragut on April 25, 1862. On May 1, 1862, General Benjamin F. Butler marched into the city with 15,000 soldiers and took command. New Orleans remained in Union possession for the rest of the Civil War, and its loss was considered to be one of the biggest disasters suffered by the Confederacy.   


By Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. and The Editors of Time Life Books. Published by Time Life Books, Alexandria, Va., 1986. Hardcover with embossed gray leatherette cover with full color illustration of the battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, March 7, 1862. Also has a U.S. and C.S. belt plate, stars, crossed cannons, swords and cannon balls with the title of the book printed in blue. The title is also printed in blue on the spine. Large 9 x 11 size, 176 pages, index, maps, profusely illustrated. Excellent book on the war in the Trans-Mississippi theater.  


<u>General Francis P. Blair</u>: (1821-75) The son of an adviser to presidents and the brother of Montgomery Blair, President Abraham Lincoln's first postmaster general. From secession to reconstruction, Francis P. Blair, Jr. made a series of major contributions to the Union cause. No man did more to block Missouri's joining the Confederacy in 1861; as a U.S. Congressman he battled for Lincoln's early war programs; he was a distinguished divisional and corps commander in the Vicksburg and Atlanta campaigns; and as a post war senator battled the Radical Republicans in an attempt to bring reconstruction to a shattered nation. Blair also saw service during the Civil War in the Yazoo expedition, at Chattanooga, Sherman's March to the Sea and the Carolina's campaign. Both Grant and Sherman who were highly critical of most "political generals" rated Blair as one of the most competent military leaders of the war.


<u>Civil War Governor of New York, Horatio Seymour</u>: (1810-86) He entered politics as a Democrat and served in the legislature. He was elected governor of New York in 1852 and then retired from politics until the secession movement started. He believed that war could be avoided through compromise, but when the fighting began he counseled loyalty to the Federal government. In 1863 he again became governor of New York, and it was during his term that the New York City Draft Riots occurred. He was nominated for president in 1868 and retired from public life after being defeated by General Ulysses S. Grant.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Blair is seated at left and Seymour is standing at right. Imprint with their names on the from mount, Horatio Seymour and F.P. Blair. No backmark. Very tiny chip out of the albumen photographic paper at lower right corner. This does not affect any of the content. Minor age toning. Scarce. 

 


By Gregory Jaynes and The Editors of Time Life Books. Published by Time Life Books, Alexandria, Va., 1986. Hardcover with embossed gray leatherette cover with full color illustration of the battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 12, 1864. Also has a U.S. and C.S. belt plate, stars, crossed cannons, swords and cannon balls with the title of the book printed in blue. The title is also printed in blue on the spine. Large 9 x 11 size, 176 pages, index, maps, profusely illustrated. Very nice.

1862 Letter, Bank of New Orleans, La. Im $10.00

 

War on the Frontier, The Trans-Mississip $15.00

 

CDV, General Francis P. Blair & New York $75.00

 

The Killing Ground, Wilderness to Cold H $15.00

H 38in. x D 13in.


PRICE PER PAIR  Best described here by our photo illustrations we have left this rarely surviving early straight razor in as found and untouched condition with a light natural age patina to the blade that would polish to a fine bright surface (<I>horrors !!</I>) but <U>we wouldn’t</U>.  The grips or <I>scales</I> are of emboss decorated natural horn and remain in pleasing condition, untouched condition with wonderful natural age and none of the expected splits or breaks as is expected of these early examples.   Our 1775 - 1810 dating is based on design and construction characteristics well-established and accepted by knowledgeable collectors.  The classic 18th century wedge shape of the blade in cross section, square butt, straight taper of the scales and the same straight line of the blade with short <I>monkey tail</I> are all indicative of the day. 

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 An attractive old preserve jar in a nice size (7 inches high) and complete with the original old tinned iron screw top.  All in nice condition and in an eye appealing light green coloration.  The jar is  boldly marked MASON’S PATENT, NOV. 30th , 1858.  How often have we seen period references of these jars filled with goodies having been shipped to a soldier at the seat of War? (usually in the form of a letter home from an unfortunate troop who’s jar was broken in shipment.)   A nice original Civil War personal accessory or country kitchen item.   <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>


      Saved from oblivion by the common availability of original research material, this historically significant <B>Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints </B> related relic is best described here as to condition and authenticity by our photo illustrations.  Remaining in exceptional all original condition, this historic <I>stovepipe</I> bever hat <U>bears the signature of early Mormon leader <B>Ezra Booth</B></U>.  Offered here as found at a well-established Eastern antique market where the significance of the inscription was <U>totally unrecognized</U>, we extend here for authenticity, an illustration of an established signature for comparison to the Ezra Booth inscription in the hat.

     Ordained in1831to the <I>high priesthood</I> from among a small group of early followers of LDS founder Joseph Smith, Ezra Booth had been a popular Methodist minister before witnessing a <I>healing</I> performed by Smith.  So struck by what he had witnessed at the hands of the fledgling Mormon Church founder, Booth became a convert and was baptized and ordained an elder in May 1831.   Ordained to be a <I>high priest</I> June 3, 1831 Ezra Booth was called to go to Missouri to preach the word of the Book of Mormon.  Booth quickly became disheartened as he had apparently expected that he would convert people through the performance of miracles, as had been his experience with Smith. When no miracles were forthcoming, he became disillusioned and fell into disfavor of the Church.  By September 6, 1831, Booth was <I>silenced from preaching as an Elder</I> by Joseph Smith and less than three days later after being a member for only five months, Booth renounced Mormonism.     In a series of letters published in the Ohio Star beginning in November 1831, Booth’s criticisms had a public impact such that they were republished in 1834 book entitled <I>Mormonism Unveiled</I>.  Ezra Booth’s brief role in the early Mormon movement continues to be referenced by the LDS today.


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INDUSTRIAL LIGHTS $2400.00

 

1700s early 1800s (1775 – 1810) - STRAI

 

Pat. 1858 PRESERVE JAR $45.00

 

Stove Pipe Hat – of early LDS / Mormon L $2250.00

Measuring approximately 7 ¼ X 2 ½ inches this circa 1850s George Tiemann surgical instrument tray is fitted with six scalpels, and a retractor with the addition of a metacarpal bone saw and a single suture needle set in its covered compartment.  Each of the 8 instruments remains in pleasing shape while showing appropriate unpolished age with no condition issues.  A matching set, each instrument is ivory griped, silver mounted and bears the 1850s appropriate marking <B>G. TIEMANN</B> over <B>N. YORK</B>.   The George Tiemann Company of New York dominated the manufacture of high quality surgical instruments in the 1800's.  This <I>premium</I> ivory and silver mounted set was most likely manufactured somewhere in the 1850s,possibly very early1860s.  Tiemann manufactured instruments and cased sets extensively for the Union Army during the Civil War.

      A premium set of surgical instruments with silver mounts fore and aft of the ivory grips which remain in fine condition with pleasing natural age patina with no cracks or splits, this especially desirable surgical set, in its original fitted tray, will display well as a stand-alone in any 2nd quarter through Civil War medical grouping or as a companion piece with a quality period capitol surgical set. 

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 Offered here is an original die cut and paper backed, 8th Corps badge from the Civil War surplus stock of <B>W. Stokes Kirk</B> of Philadelphia.  Photographed here with a US quarter for size comparison this fine period example was acquired by us several years ago now when we were fortunate enough to purchase a number of items brought home as keepsakes by a late <B>W. Stokes Kirk</B> clerk when the old Philadelphia based military surplus dealer closed up shop in 1976.  Infrequently seen on today’s market and sometimes unrecognized by the casual Civil War enthusiast, the 8th Corps had no official insignia yet the 6-sided star had been adopted by the men of that corps and was in full use by the summer of 1864.  Founded in 1874, W. Stokes Kirk like Bannerman in New York purchased large quantities of still available Civil War surplus at government auction. Seems like an impossibility now but we can remember the two offering original Civil War material as late as the 1950s. This piece offers a now rare opportunity to acquire such an item from what for years now has become an ever dwindling and now a nearly nonexistent supply. <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  


(1808-87) Appointed a midshipman in 1822, he rose to the rank of lieutenant in 1830, and in 1838, Craven commanded the U.S.S. Vincennes, the flagship of Captain Charles Wilkes during the Antarctic exploring expedition. He served as commandant of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, 1850-52, and was subsequently promoted to rank of commander. At the beginning of the Civil War, he commanded the Potomac River flotilla, and in 1862, as captain of the U.S.S. Brooklyn, he served under Rear Admiral David G. Farragut, participating in the capture of New Orleans, and all of the naval actions on the Mississippi River. Promoted to commodore on July 16,  1862, he commanded the U.S.S. Niagra, whose mission it was to search for Confederate cruisers and warships in European waters. Craven was promoted to rear admiral in 1866, and was appointed commander of the Pacific Squadron in 1868. His younger brother, Tunis Craven, was killed at the Battle of Mobile Bay, while in command of the U.S.S. Tecumseh, which was sunk on August 5, 1864. Admiral Thomas T. Craven is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. 


<u>Naval Document Signed</u>: 8 x 2 1/4, imprinted form, filled out in ink. United States Navy Yard, New York, 1st May 1848. Received from Samuel P. Todd, Purser of the U. States Navy, Ninety eight Dollars, forty three Cents, on account of my Pay, &c. $98.43. Signed, Thos. T. Craven. Includes pay stub at left. Very fine.  


8 x 4 1/2 card, with full color illustration of Union and Confederate soldiers in battle. "The U.S. Military Historic Stamp Collection" is printed at the bottom. There is a 5 cents, Civil War Centennial, U.S. postage stamp mounted at the upper right commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863-1963. Descriptive text on the reverse. Very nice Gettysburg collectible.

desirable! Geo. Tiemann - Civil War era

 

Civil War surplus - W. Stokes Kirk Phila

 

Autograph, Admiral Thomas T. Craven, U. S $65.00

 

The Battle of Gettysburg $10.00

Photograph depicting Major Robert Anderson raising the flag at Fort Sumpter.  The photograph was done of a painting by Edwin White in 1862 by the title 'Major Anderson Raising the Flag on the Morning of His Taking Possession of Fort Sumter, Dec. 27, 1860'.  The photograph measuring approximately 8.25"w x 5.75"h is mounted on a thick card backing with tannish colored perimeter outlined with a line in gold-gilt.  Below the line to the left is printed 'G. G. Rockwood' and to the right '839 Broadway N.Y'.  


The photograph had been in an old frame of the period and framed along with the photograph was woven fabric pieces comprised of red and white thread.  While it would be nice if it were a memento from the original flag there of course is no documentation that it came from the original flag at Fort Sumter.


There is toning of the mount and a water stain on the lower right side of the mount.  There is a slight surface crease on the edge of the border on the right side measuring about 3/4 of an inch.


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 Original 1918 produced World War I poster by the title 'THAT LIBERTY SHALL NOT PERISH FROM THE EARTH BUY LIBERTY BONDS FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN'.  


The poster was printed in 1918 by Alco Gravure Co. Inc. N.Y. utilizing the color lithographic process from artwork done by American artist Joseph Pennell.


The poster measures approximately 33"h x 21.5"w.


The poster is offered unmounted and unbacked having been stored rolled up for many years.  The colors in the poster have been well preserved and are fresh in appearance due to having been rolled up for so many years.  There are no stains or areas of discoloration.


Condition issues include a 3" long edge tear on the uppwer border, two 3/4" tears in the body of the poster, edge roughness with short tears and loss on border edge, old paper tape repair on the backside of the upper border area and a strip of paper tape on the front side of the upper border.  The upper border has a 3/4" x 1/2" missing piece.


The poster is an original World War I poster of the period and is not a later copy, is not a re-issue and is not a reproduction.  This poster had been part of a collection put together quite a long time ago.


The poster is in the condition as it was found having been stored away.  I have not repaired, restored or tampered with the poster in any way.


On some computer monitors the image seen in the listing may appear to show the colors of the poster to be muted or there may be a shine seen which is a reflection from either the camera flash or light but in actuality the colors of the poster are of even tonality.


For ultimate protection the poster will be sent rolled up within a high quality exceptionally durable Yazoo Mills shipping tube.  Rolled together with the poster is a preservation sheet of transparent neutral ph glassine.  A plastic bag will be wrapped around the poster within the tube for extra protection during shipment.  Please be assured that I package as carefully and securely as possible so that you will receive the poster in the condition as described in the listing.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Two unused circa 1930's-1940's University of Vermont College of Agriculture unused sticker decals.


One sticker measures 6" x 3.5" and the other measures approximately 4" in diameter.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Painting depicting a nude done in 1983 in an abstract manner using watercolor paints and pencil on a sheet of paper by New York City artist Carl Ashby (1914-2004).


Ashby studied with Hans Hofmann, George Grosz and Morris Kantor.  Exhibitions include the Whitney Museum of American Art.


Approximate sheet dimensions are 12"h x 9"w.  There is paper loss on the top corners.


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1860'S GEORGE ROCKWOOD ANDERSON RAISING $3500.00

 

ORIGINAL 1918 LIBERTY SHALL NOT PERISH J $175.00

 

TWO 1930'S-40'S UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT CO $55.00

 

CARL ASHBY NEW YORK ARTIST NUDE ABSTRACT $250.00

Exceptionally rare 1839 book by the title "The Good Housekeeper" written by American writer, poet, activist and editor Sarah Josepha Hale who wrote the nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and campaigned for the completion of the Bunker Hill Monument and for Thanksgiving to become a national holiday.


This book is a first edition with page 131 misnumbered 151 and page 132 is numbered 132-144.


I could not find any other examples of the 1839 first edition of this book available for sale.


The book is in fair over-all condition with the front blank page mostly missing, a tear going horizontally across one page and spotty toned discoloration.


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 Dartmouth College Winter Carnival and ski tickets including a partial ticket for the Dartmouth Skiway 1937-1938 season, a ticket for the 1938 Darmouth Winter Carnival Ball and one for the 1939 Dartmouth Outing Club Winter Carnival "KEG O' RUM" outdoor evening presentation.


Please see images for condition details.  The tickets range from 4.25"h x 3.25"w to 3.25"w x 2"h


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  1808 book by the title "AN ALPHABETICAL ATLAS, OR, GAZETTEER OF VERMONT; AFFORDING A SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF THE STATE, ITS SEVERAL COUNTIES, TOWNS, AND RIVERS.  CALCULATED TO SUPPLY, IN SOME MEASURE, THE PLACE OF A MAP; AND DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF OFFICES, TRAVELLERS, MEN OF BUSINESS, & c."


The book is comprised of 43 numbered pages.  There is partial loss to the title page and preface page with some stabilization with what appears to be archival tape.  The paper is tannish toned from age.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Rare engraving depicting a sword fencing scene engraved by Hall after artist James Gwyn.  On the credit line below the image is indicated the engraving was published in February 1763.  Approximate engraved plate dimensions are 15.25"w x 10.25"h.  Approximate sheet dimensions are 17.5"w x 11.75"h.  The engraving is in excellent over-all condition with slight toning from age.


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EXCEPTIONALLY RARE 1839 1ST EDITION GOOD $250.00

 

1930'S DARTMOUTH COLLEGE HANOVER NEW HAM $125.00

 

1808 BOOK ALPHABETICAL ATLAS VERMONT GAZ $95.00

 

RARE 1763 SWORD FENCING ENGRAVING BY HAL $250.00

Antique waistcoat vest of cotton linen fabric in a raised quilted type striped herringbone design with covered fabric stitched buttons of similar design.  The waistcoat which appears to be circa early 1800's in age or perhaps older was likely worn by a midshipman.


While the waistcoat is in excellent physical condition there is some spotty toned discoloration of the fabric.


Would be glad to answer any questions you may have and/or provide a cost for mailing this item.  Illustrated here with a US quarter for size comparison, this early horn container retains its original pressed leather cap and sports a most attractive age, tobacco induced, patina from period use dispensing many a relaxing smoke.  Remaining in excellent all original condition even offering unmistakable  inside hints of its period use as a smoking tobacco <I>pouch</I>, or container this attractive American colonial / Revolutionary relic is devoid of cracks, splits, worm holes or other condition issues.   A good size for the soldier or hunters traveling <I>possible</I> bag, this early utility will fit well in any period grouping.

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 Off our wall where we have enjoyed it for many years, this offering from our personal collection downsizing will best be described here by our photo illustrations.  That said this Model 1850 Foot Officer sword remains in historically pleasing totally original, untouched and <I>as carried</I> order, with good evidence of the rigors of period use while remaining in pleasing condition throughout including its leather scabbard.    The sword is nicely script inscribed <B><I> Presented to Lt. A. J. Martin by Co. C 24th Regt. Me. Vols.</I></B>

      Andrew J. Martin was a twenty-seven year old lifelong resident of Pittsfield, Maine when he enlisted on October 13, 1862 and was commissioned 1st Lieutenant of Co. C of the 24th Maine Infantry.   Lt. Martin’s regiment was sent to Louisiana where it was initially ordered to Bonnet Carre about forty miles from New Orleans.  Here the Maine Regiment joined the 19th Army Corps, Department of the Gulf assigned to the 3d brigade, 2nd division, under command of Gen. Franklin Nickerson.    Lt. Martin served with his regiment as it participated in the expedition to <B>Ponchatoula</B> and <B>Amite River</B>, the <B>Capture of Ponchatoula</B>, and action at <B>Civiques Ferry</B>. Ultimately ordered to <B>Port Hudson</B>, Lt. Martin served with his 24th Maine Regiment as it took part in <U>the siege of that stronghold, to include the desperate assaults of May 27th and June 14, 1863.</U>   Lt. Martin mustered out with his regiment at the end of its term of service on July 25th 1863.  He was one of only 570 of the original 900 to return to civilian life.   A classic as was so frequently presented to Union line officers by their Company enlisted, this Port Hudson, Louisiana carried 1850 Foot Officer sword will present well in any grouping of good honest <I>carried</I> Civil War relics.

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 Unpolished with that rich natural age patina that comes to cast brass only with the passing of time and period handling, our illustrations of this <I>take-down</I> traveling candlestick  will offer the best description.  Even less commonly found today than the popular spun brass <I>donut</I> candle holder prized by Civil War collectors, this heavier cast brass lighting device was designed to better stand up to the rigors of travel while retaining the advantage of an easy fit in valise, haversack or knapsack.   

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ANTIQUE MIDSHIPMAN WAISTCOAT VEST COTTON $495.00

 

original 18th century – TOBACCO HORN $165.00

 

Civil War - Maine Presentation Mod. 1850 $3200.00

 

traveling CANDLE HOLDER

A nice item to lay in with any quality Civil War vintage grouping, this turned bone mounted boot pull set remains in pleasing original condition while offering good evidence of age, originality and period use.  

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 Likely made possible by long, lantern light, winter nights by the wood stove, this old folk art relic of the days when such amusements helped pass the time, remains in nice condition with no issues.  An intricately carved piece of delicately carved folk art.

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(1812-82) Entered the navy as a midshipman in 1828. He was commissioned lieutenant in 1840, and saw service in the Seminole War, 1840-43. Commissioned commander in 1855.  He was ordered to superintend the building of the "Benton" class ironclads on the Mississippi River in May 1861. In November of that same year, he joined the Port Royal expedition and hoisted the American flag on Fort Walker after its capture. In 1862, he commanded an expedition on the James River leading the attack on Fort Darling. His vessel was hit 129 times during the engagement and 2/3 of his crew were killed or wounded. He was commissioned captain, July 16, 1862. On June 17, 1863, while in command of the monitor "Weehawken," he fought the powerful Confederate ironclad "Atlanta," which he captured in Warsaw Sound, Ga. Congress gave Rodgers their official vote of thanks for his zeal and ability, and he was promoted to commodore to rank from the date of the battle. In 1864-65, he commanded the monitor, "Dictator." Rodgers then commanded the Boston Navy Yard until 1869. He was promoted to rear admiral in December 1869, and given command of the Asiatic Squadron. In 1871, he commanded the American squadron in the United States expedition to Korea. Returning to the United States, he assumed command of Mare Island and later served as President of the United States Naval Institute from 1879 to 1881. Rear Admiral Rodgers died in Washington, D.C. on May 5, 1882, while serving as the Superintendent of the United States Naval Observatory. 


<u>Signature with Rank</u>: 4 x  1 1/8, mounted to 4 3/4 x 1 3/4 card, in ink, John Rodgers, Commander, U.S.N.  A nice honest matched pair of late 18th century / earlier 19th century civilian spurs with common use through the Civil War, a single example of private purchase military use of the type may be found on page 124 of Howard Crouch’s excavated artifacts reference <I>Civil War Artifacts a Guide to the Historian</I>.  Complete even to the original strap buckles (missing in Crouch’s reference example) this pair of all original iron spurs is offered in excellent, untouched condition and  will lay in well in any Mexican War through Civil War grouping.

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Civil War era Bone Mounted – BOOT PULLS

 

folk art - APOTHECARY BOTTLE $65.00

 

Autograph, Admiral John Rodgers, U. S. Na $65.00

 

earlier through Civil War era IRON SPURS $135.00

All original with good evidence of age and period use, yet remaining in solid, eye appealing condition, this arm band is of coarsely woven linen with <B>60 SPECIAL CONSTABLE</B> printed on its face.  The arm band is fitted with an iron <I>suspender</I> type PARIS marked buckle that will be familiar to Civil War site <I>diggers</I> and clothing collectors of the period.  An exceptional display item that will be of special interest to the police and law enforcement enthusiasts.  <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 5 ¼ inches with a 6 7/8 inch stem our illustrations will likely do best to describe this beautifully macrame covered clay pipe except to advise that the pipe and macrame remain in excellent all original shape with good evidence of age and originality with absolutely no condition issues.  The stained green reed stem too has good age but though solid and original to the pipe, has an age split along its grain.  An interesting feature is that the stem has a threaded bone insert that screws into a narrow metal cap securing the reed to the pipe.  A wonderful item for the 18th early 19th century nautical, folk art or tobacciana enthusiast.   

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 Best described here by our photo illustrations, this neat little antique hearing device style first appeared in 1860 when Patentees F.C. Rein & Son of London first marketed and exported the type as <I> sole inventor & only makers</I>.  While some were quite elegant, made of silver and heavily engraved with an ivory ear piece, this <I>working man</I> version of the type is fashioned of brass with a hard rubber ear piece.  Retaining a good portion of its original black lacquer over nicely aged brass, this relic of the past would likely have been a favorite of the aging artillerist.   

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 This original 43 page <B>Henry Repeating Rifle</B> pamphlet measures approximately 8 5/8 x 5 9/16 and was published in wraps by the New Haven Arms Co. <U>for French speaking distribution</U>.  Printed by the New York <I>Franco-American Printing House</I> in 1865, this brochure is an original,  <U>ultra-rare</U> French language variation of the, in and of its self, rare 1865 <U>first publication of the Henry catalogue</U>.   With substantially the same content as the 1865 English language version the brochure, offers an introduction by <I>Oliver F. Winchester</I> as president of the New Haven Arms Co. and is primarily made up of testimonials written to O. F. Winchester by prominent Civil War military figures.  The catalogue offers no fewer than 50 Civil War era dated, detailed testimonials by such familiar and prominent  military leaders as <I>Col L. C. Baker</I>, <B>1st District of Columbia Cavalry</B>, <I>Gen. C. W. Smith</I> and <I>Gen. J. C. Cilly</I> both of the <B>1st Maine Cavalry</B> are included.  The overall condition of this super rare Henry brochure will, with two unfortunate exceptions, rate <U>excellent +</U>, tight at the binding with solid covers (a rarity in period <I>wraps</I>) with no stains, notations, missing or loose pages.  Importantly the unfortunate exceptions were brought about when some unknowing soul cut the figure of the Henry Rifle from the cover and tore out a portion of the fold out Henry illustration.  Likely restorable by a qualified conservator, we have tipped in removeable facsimile replacements. Issues not to be overlooked certainly, however the subject and ultra-rarity if this important catalogue will make a desirable addition to any antique firearms advertising / catalogue collection or Henry Rifle / early Winchester grouping and will hold special interest for the Civil War arms collector especially the Civil War Cavalry enthusiast. With across the Union military service testimonials, word from prominent leaders of the famous  <B> 1st Maine Cavalry</B> will make this rare Civil War vintage Henry Repeating Rifle find especially  interesting to collector / historians of that regiment. 


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antique SPECIAL CONSTABLE - ARM BAND $135.00

 

outstanding! 1700s early 1800 Sailors M $275.00

 

antique ear trumpet / Hearing Aid $125.00

 

ultra-Rare! ORIGINAL – 1865 HENRY RIFLE $425.00

Our photo illustrations will do best to describe this nice old Revolutionary War / colonial era use pewter spoon except to advise that this transitional English spoon shows the typical deep, round bowl and drawn handle of English spoons dating from the last quarter of the 17th century while offering the shaped handle of the 1st quarter of the 18th century. The bowl is an oversized 2 9/16 inch round shape and the entire spoon is just over 7 inches showing that it has taken more of an 18th century aspect.  A British <I>Crown</I> hallmark on the inside of the bowl will require some additional research.  All original and period, this rarely surviving <I>common use</I> spoon remains in excellent condition with that natural age patina the antique pewter enthusiasts covet.  <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 36in. x D 19in.  H 34in. x D 10in.


Priced per pair  H 30in. x D 18in.


Sold and priced as a pair

transitional 17th / 18th century PEWTER $45.00

 

PIERCED METAL PENDANT LIGHT $300.00

 

VINTAGE AMBER PENDANT LIGHTS $1400.00

 

antique pair BOWLfixtures $2800.00




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