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On this page we feature a bit of everything from the Civil War era and earlier.

 


CIVIL WAR MESS KIT of Private Henry E. Richter, 131st Pennsylvania

This is a Civil War knife, fork & spoon set stampman & Ely / ed out of metal and marked "Worman & Ely / Phila / Feb. 4, 1862" that is accompanied by a type-written note that reads: This table service was used by Captain Henry Reichter from Selinsgrove, PA during the Civil War.  He was a cousin.  Born Mar. 22, 1825 Died May 31, 1907 Age 82 years.   Now it turns out that there was a Henry Richter from Selinsgrove, but he was only a private and was actually born January 2, 1841 and died May 18, 1923.  While it's not unusual to see an exaggerated rank, the incorrect dates were a bit more concerning. However.... after a bunch of research, it was discovered that his mother's sister was indeed Born Mar. 22, 1825 and Died May 31, 1907 meaning that the cousin that typed this label simply misread the family bible (or whatever record keeping system the family used) and ensures that we have the right guy!

Richter enlisted in August of 1862 and mustered out in May of 1863 and served as a musician in Company F of the 131st Pennsylvania, which had heavy losses at the Battle of Fredericksburg!  The set comes with almost 50 pages of research from Richter's service and pension files as well as another 20 or so pages of internet research on Richter as well as on the Worman & Ely utensil sets.

$ 395.00 

 


Rare!  THISTLE BUTTON OF THE UNION LIGHT INFANTRY of Charleston, South Carolina, Albert NY-63 and Tice NY-250A3  B/M: Blank

For years this was thought to be the button of the Cameron Highlanders (70th Regiment New York Volunteer Militia) and was considered one of the rarest northern militia buttons.  The problem was that all of the features of the button pointed to it being manufactured in the 1840's while the Highlanders weren't even in existence until1859! 

It is now accepted that the button originated with T
he Union Light Infantry, of Charleston, South Carolina which was incorporated in 1825. A veteran writing to the New York Scottish American Journal in 1870 described  the Union Light Infantry's pre-war uniform as "the tartan plaid and pants and bonnet of the [British Army's] 42nd Highlanders, and gilt thistle buttons on their coats."

Button guru Dan Binder penned an excellent article on this subject in North South Trader's Civil War magazine, Volume 32 No. 6 in 2007 and expertly laid out the evidence and reasoning behind this new identification. 
As we already stated, the thistle button has always been incredibly rare (Dan Binder said he is aware of fewer than a dozen in existence) but now we have the rest of the story!

This one was dug in Goldsboro, North Carolina and is in excellent condition with a beautiful smooth brown patina and great detail!  It comes with two 1-piece buttons also featuring a thistle design that were dug in the same location! 


$ 1695.00 

 

25 NON-EXCAVATED SILVER EAGLE I OFFICER'S BUTTONS
B/M: W. H. Horstman / Phila  (Raised mark depressed channel)
20
mm coat size. Varying amounts of silver plating remaining, probably due to where they were originally located on the coat, but most have plenty of silver left. 
We see buttons like these these sell for $40 each, but we want to keep them together!  These came out of an estate sale on Grace Street in Richmond, Virginia.

$ 650.00 On Hold!!!

 



EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE P-1853 ENFIELD MUSKET PARTS

Lock plate dated 1861, trigger guard complete with trigger, brass nose cap, strap adjuster hook and most importantly.... the brass butt plate with engraved markings that indicate purchase by the Confederate States! It is numbered "9230" without suffix letter, meaning that it was one of the first 10,000 delivered.
These numbered guns represent the October 1861 contract with Sinclair, Hamilton & Company that required 30,000 Enfields to be delivered between October of 1861 and April of 1862.
Dug at Bentonville, North Carolina.  All displayed nicely in a 10" x 12" walnut case.
.

$ 595.00 
On Hold!!!

 

EXCAVATED CS-130Av CONFEDERATE CAVALRY BUTTON Rare Cuff Size!
B/M: S. Isaacs Campbell & Co / London (Hard to read, but it is there!)
13
mm cuff size. Nice, chocolate brown with no damage at all!
Dug at Petersburg, Virginia.

$ 895.00 

 

EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE 1-PIECE STAFF OFFICER'S BUTTON CS-17
Backmark: Blank Confederate local.  Coat size 24mm.
A rare example of this convexed, one piece, local staff button with great detail and an intact shank, which is usually gone!
This one was recovered in Spotsylvania, Virginia.

Reduced price!!  $ 1300.00

 

UNIFORM BUTTONS OF THE UNITED STATES, 1776 - 1865  Warren K. Tice.
A very lightly used copy. 519 pages 8-1/2" X 11" full of pictures and descriptions of buttons!  This book has become one of the "must haves" as it contains many buttons not covered in Albert's, and also lists every known backmark for each button. It includes buttons all the way back to the American Revolution,  and a section covering the complete period of Confederate manufacture, so as a Civil War button reference, this is great!

These are very hard to find and this one is in excellent condition
!
 
We have one copy!  $ 350.00


 

NORTH CAROLINA "Standing Shepherd" Button, NC-9 (Tice NC216)  
23mm, coat size, channel back local. Superb excavated condition... smooth chocolate brown patina with a goo deal of original gold in all the right places! Back is also solid and the shank is perfect.
$ 5,295.00    (
60-1)

 


 
18th or 19th CENTURY SIGNAL CANNON  
This is a cast iron cannon barrel, about 9" long and about 3" across the trunnions.
It's approximately .60 caliber (a 3-ring Minie Ball fits nicely!) and the touch hole is open
so it's meant to be fired.  Displays nicely as is, but would look great if you mounted it on a carriage!

Reduced Price!  $ 395.00    (rm)

 

BANNERMAN America's Mogul of Militaria, Documentary DVD

After the American Civil War, Francis Bannerman saw an unprecedented opportunity to purchase enormous quantities of surplus military equipment at Federal auctions. He went on to sell guns, swords, cannon, uniforms and accoutrements at his store in New York City and in his well known catalogs.  This success led to him opening an Emporium on Broadway and the construction of  "Bannerman's Castle on an island in the Hudson River, all while preserving artifacts and information for generations to come.  This is a full length documentary and it is fascinating.  If you've been collecting for any time at all, you will see some familiar faces and names mentioned and even interviewed!


$ 20.00 

 

EXCAVATED NEW YORK PANEL PLATE, Circa 1840 to 1850

Approximately stamped brass plate with the tongue and belt bar intact on the back. "
Nice, brown patina highlighting the spread wing eagle on globe emblem that New York used as a military seal for decades
!
A few minor dings, but no bends and solid as a rock.  Recovered in Yorktown, Virginia.

SOLD!!!

 

 

CIVIL WAR ERA SIDE KNIFE  
Wonderful condition, about 14" long with a 9-1/2" blade and a great stag handle
Leather scabbard is nice with a German silver throat, but the matching scabbard tip is missing.

Reduced Price!  $ 395.00    (rm)


 

EXCAVATED FLOBERT PARLOR PISTOL
We were told that this was a Flobert, but we have not been able to match it up to others.  It is a dug pistol about 8-1/2" long with a 4-1/2" barrel that is heavy for its size with a very small bore, probably 5 to 6mm.  Parlor pistols were used for indoor target shooting and fired metallic cartridges with very little power.   This one was dug in East Tennessee.
$ 395.00

 

EXCAVATED NORTH CAROLINA STATE SEAL STAFF BUTTON NC-2
Backmark: Extra / Quality.  Coat size 23mm.
Beautiful dug button with lots of gold gilt in just the right places!  These are very had to find, especially in this kind of excavated condition. 
This one was recovered at the campsite of the 2nd North Carolina Mounted Rifles in Caroline County, Virginia back in the 1970s!

$ 900.00

 




THOMAS GRISWOLD & C0. CONFEDERATE NAVAL CUTLASS

26″ overall, 21″ wasp-waist blade. Brass guard and fish scale handle. The blade is a smooth grey to silver and all of the brass parts have a wonderful, dark antique brass patina.
This is the scarcest of the normally encountered Confederate naval cutlasses and Henry Thomas and Arthur Breese Griswold of New Orleans were arguably the finest CS sword makers of the war. The blade is marked with the desirable full manufacturer's name: "Thomas Griswold & Co. / New Orleans".  We also know that this sword was manufactured early in the war as New Orleans had fallen to Union control by May of1862.  

$
6595.00
  

 

MARYLAND STATE SEAL MD-11-A
Backmark: Scovill Mfg. Co. / Waterbury Coat size 22mm.
Beautiful dug button with tons of gold gilt in just the right places!

$ 350.00

 

Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Sabers: A Study of United States Cavalry and Artillery Sabers, 1833 - 1865 by John H. Thillmann

Out of print and highly sought after, this is the ultimate guide to sabers of the Civil War.  This is easily the most important sword book written in decades, and is illustrated with 1,400 photographs, 60 of them in color. It also includes all sabers from the pre-war period, back to 1833. Every make and every known variation is covered with full history, tables and illustrations. Photographs include hundreds of close-ups showing the small features that tell one saber apart from the others.  Published in 2001 it quickly disappeared from shelves!. This one is an unused hard cover with original dust jacket; 520 pages including appendices, bibliography, and index. Cover measures approximately 11 ¼ by 9 inches.

This copy is signed by the author and comes with a book card that is also signed!

$ 350.00 

 

RARE FEDERAL NAVAL 3.38-INCH DAHLGREN "BLIND SHELL" SHOT

Fired from a 3.4" cal. Rifled Boat Howitzer. At the tip of this projectile is a small brass nose, purpose unknown. 
Dahlgren patented this pattern on August 6, 1861.
The
lead cup sabot is gone, exposing a rounded iron base with five wide ribs.
Has been lightly cleaned.

See Plate 385 of
Field Artillery Projectiles of the Civil War by Dickey and George.

Reduced Price!  $ 395.00  (31-56)

 

CDV (Carte De Visite) OF 2nd LOUISIANA CHAPLAIN ROBERT HARDIE, Jr.

Robert Hardie, Jr. is on the rolls of the 2nd Louisiana Infantry starting in May of 1863.  He is listed as captured at Gettysburg on July 5th of 1863. He was sent from Norfolk, Virginia to Fort McHenry on July 21, 1863 and then exchanged at City Point, Virginia on )ctober 7, 1863.  He's then present until he's listed as "absent without leave since about July 25, 1864"  and turns up once again as a prisoner of war after being captured at Moorefield on August 7, 1864.  He was sent to Camp Chase, Ohio from Harper's Ferry on August 11, 1864, then transferred to Fort Monroe, Virginia to be exchanged as a non-combatant.  He was once again on the Record of Prisoners of War "Captured Burkeville, VA" on April 20, 1865 and the Paroled on that same date, in that same place!

Reduced Price!  $ 1,195.00  

 

RARE EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE NAVY BUTTON, Unlisted in Albert (Tice CSN220Am1)
B/M: Hebert & Co. / London.  Vest Size, 19mm  This is a very rare backmark!
Beautiful, chocolate brown patina with solid, has a slight push to the face and a slightly bent shank.
Dug at Bermuda Hundred in Virginia.
Reduced Price!!!   $ 650.00  
 (go-101)

 

BEAUTIFUL CONFEDERATE PAINTED CANTEEN
This is one of the several  raised center type militia canteens that are often associated with Confederate troops.
The raised face has been painted with a camp scene, surrounded by a nice yellow border.
Note that the sling straps are all slightly different sizes!
 

$ 1295.00  

 

BEAUTIFUL PAINTED AND ID'd CANTEEN
This is your standard Union "Bullseye" canteen that has been painted to reflect its owner's service.
Henry Wesner e
nlisted
as a Private on 9/2/1864 in the 205th Pennsylvania Infantry. 
The 205th PA was heavily engaged at Petersburg, suffering losses of 125 men killed and wounded.
Some of the red background has flaked off, but the center portion with all the important details is solid!
 

This piece is stunning!  $ 1295.00  

WHITWORTH BULLETS, McKee & Mason # 250

The Whitworth rifle was an English made single-shot muzzleloader with excellent long-range accuracy for its era, that  saw extensive use with the Confederate sharpshooters in the American Civil War, even claiming the lives of several Union generals, including John Sedgwick, one of the highest-ranking Union officers killed during the Civil War, shot on May 9, 1864, at Spotsylvania.  The Whitworth rifle was widely regarded as the world's first sniper rifle.  These rounds are both .45 caliber with A being 1.32" long, while B is 1.42" in length. Bullet A also shows a hint of the hexagonal rifling.

Your choice $ 250.00 each.    A is On Hold!!!  B is still available!

 

EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE FRAME BUCKLE
Measuring 76mm x 65mm, this is one of the larger sizes of the frame style buckle, and this one is beautiful,
with a gorgeous patina, and perfectly formed teeth.
See plate 173 on page 99 of Steve Mullinax's Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates, Expanded Edition for an similar example of this style of plate.
$ 575.00 
  On Hold!!

 


CORPORATION OF FREDERICKSBURG $2 BANKNOTE, Dated 1861
Approximately 6-3/4" X 2-7/8" in circulated, but solid condition. 
This was printed by the firm of Hoyer & Ludwig in Richmond, Virginia and is hand signed and dated November 2, 1861.

$ 75.00
  

 

DUG COMPANY LETTER "M"
This is the regulation size, approximately 1-1/16" X 1-3/8" stamped brass hat letter "M" which is the hardest one to find!
Perfect condition, but the attachment wires have rusted away.
$ 395.00
  

 

DUG CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE, Maker Marked!
This is the regular size (55mm X 87mm) used from the 1850's on into the Civil War. The plate is uncleaned, just as dug with smooth surfaces front and back and both iron attachment loops are strong.   The back is maker marked "W.H. Smith / Brooklyn" and this is also strong and clear.  You don't see many plates this nice these days.
This one was dug in Stafford County, Virginia by digging legend Dennis Cox.
SOLD!!!  


 

Out of print, but we have one copy:

EXCAVATED ARTIFACTS FROM BATTLEFIELDS AND CAMPSITES OF THE CIVIL WAR 1861 - 1854
 SUPPLEMENT 1 by Stanley Phillips.  

This is the 
1980,1st and ONLY printing of this book, which was a supplement to the earlier version. 200+ pages with pictures and 
descriptions of artifacts recovered from Civil 
War sites. Plates, buckles, buttons, corps badges, bottles, canteens, spurs, stirrups, 
ID tags, weapons..... you name it, he's got some pictured.
The dust cover only has a few tears and edge chips, and the book is in excellent condition!

$ 95.00

 


RARE!  CONFEDERATE "VON LENKE" GUNCOTTON BULLET, McKee & Mason # 476

This is a Confederate .54 caliber bullet. It is listed as number 476 in the McKee and Mason book and referred to as the Von Lenke Guncotton, but that identification is in doubt.  They have been associated with Texas Troops, and are usually from early war sites.

What we do know for certain is that they are very rare!  This one has one decent side and is fairly rough on the other side, but is lots cheaper as a result!


$ 295.00 

 

THIRD MODEL VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY SWORD, 3rd Virginia Regiment

Second Models were originally made 1808 - 1821 with a blade less curved than the second model and a 36" length.  This blade has been  shortened to approximately 33 ½” in length at some point The blade is stamped "3 Va Regt" on the spine and features the typical narrow and wide fuller on each side and edge has no real nicks. The blade is fairly smooth with a mixture of gray to brown. A number “5” is stamped on the bottom flat of blade on one side of the ricasso, and a "3" is stamped on the other side.  Grooved wooden grip is cracked and has a piece missing under the pommel. There is no leather cover or brass wire wrap remaining, but the wood has a pleasing smooth dark patina.

Reduced Price!  $ 2195.00

 

SIGNED CDV OF CONFEDERATE GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE
 

Robert E. Lee sat for photographer Julian Vannerson, of Vannerson and Jones, in 1864.   This CDV of Lee in uniform, taken in 1864 is boldly signed “R.E. Lee” and on the back, the printed back stamp of Vannerson & Jones, Richmond, Va.

After the war Vannerson sold out to Davies, who by May 1868 changed the name of his firm to the Lee Gallery.  
B
y 1866 Lee was signing photographs picturing him in civilian clothes.
 

SOLD!!!

 

GILDED OFFICER'S SWORD BELT PLATE, Circa 1861 - 1863
An absolutely beautiful dug example of a beautiful buckle!  This is the officer's style with integral, cast-in wreath and applied tongue (which is missing) with the plate having been fully gilded, front and back and the wreath is silvered, with lots of gilt and silver remaining! These plates were sold by the well known firm Schuyler Hartley & Graham, and there are two examples of these on page 390 of American Military Belt Plates by Michael J. O'Donnell and  J. Duncan Campbell.
$ 550.00

 

NORTH CAROLINA MILITARY INSTITUTE BUTTON; SU-272
Backmark: Scovill / Mfg. Co.  Cuff size 14mm.
Perfect, with upright shank.
Another beautiful button!

$ 850.00

 

NORTH CAROLINA "SUNBURST" BUTTON; NC-14
Confederate local blank back.  Coat size 22mm.
Perfect 5 point star with stippled background that still retains gilt! Perfect shank as well.
Just a beautiful button!
$ 950.00

 

EXTREMELY RARE NON-EXCAVATED SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY BUTTON, TX-29 (Tice TX249)
B/M: local.  Coat Size, 23mm  One of the most difficult buttons for a collector to obtain, with a classic patriotic mark of "Southern Confederacy" on the face.  We purchased two of these a couple of decades ago and both were said to be from the estate of Joseph E. Brown, the Civil War era Governor of Georgia.  Both had been converted to hat pins so the shanks were missing. This is one of those two and this one was professionally reshanked.  This rare Civil War Texas button is one of the most sought after of all Civil War buttons.
SOLD!!!

 

cs-88.JPG (79435 bytes) cs-88back.JPG (84111 bytes) CONFEDERATE Non-Excavated "CS over A" BUTTON CS-88
Extremely rare, and usually found with weak letters and/or dings in the face due to the high convex and low quality brass. This one is very sharp and is in excellent condition! 17mm (which is the only size they come in).
Reduced Price!  $ 5795.00

 

EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE STAFF OFFICER'S BUTTON, CS-44 (Tice CS296)
B/M: local.  Coat Size, 22mm
Another extremely difficult to find from the Confederate Staff group.  Note the unique eagle with a series of stars on the shield. 
This rare button is seldom seen with any gilt, but on this one it surrounds the eagle.  The shank is bent over, but intact.
Reduced Price!  $ 995.00       

 

WREATH FROM CONFEDERATE TWO PIECE BUCKLE
This is for the "CS" buckle and is approximately 51mm tall at the belt loop and the wreath itself
is about 50mm.   Dug at Monroe Bridge, Virginia.

Reduced Price!  $ 695.00

 

MILITIA RIFLEMAN'S CAP PLATE, Circa 1830
This stamped brass plate, approximately 6-1/4" tall x 4-3/4" wide, features an eagle holding a hunting horn in its beak and two wire attaching loops and a plume holder on the back 
See American Military Headgear Insignia by Campbell & O'Donnell, page 267 for similar examples.

Reduced Price!    $ 595.00

 

NON-EXCAVATED MILITIA PLATE, circa 1818 - 1835
Approximately 70mm x 70mm" stamped brass plate in wonderful, condition with belt bar and tongue.
This is just a beautiful example of American military accouterments!
See page 103 of American Military Belt Plates by
Michael J. O'Donnell and  J. Duncan Campbell.
$ 795.00
 
 

 

"CHEESE BOX" CANTEEN, MAKER MARKED "27" circa 1820-1830

Wonderful painted wood canteen, typical of New England militias. One side has the unit number "27" and the other
has a red oval where perhaps the units initials would have gone. Approximately 6-1/2" diameter and 2-1/2"deep.
The three leather straps that held the sling in place are all there and show signs of use, but are still solid. 
The spout hole is no longer perfectly round, but is somewhat elongated.

This one is absolutely gorgeous!

$ 895.00

 

NON-EXCAVATED SILVER PLATED MILITIA PLATE, circa 1825 - 1835
Approximately 52MM x 78" silver plated plate in perfect condition with belt bar and tongue.
This is just a beautiful example of American military accouterments, and the silver color is striking!
See page 111 of American Military Belt Plates by
Michael J. O'Donnell and  J. Duncan Campbell.

$ 950.00
 
 

 

NON-EXCAVATED CAP PLATE, VOLUNTEER MILITIA INFANTRY, circa 1817 - 1830
Approximately 5-1/4" x 3-3/4" die struck white metal plate with attachment holes on each side.
This is just a beautiful example of American military accouterments, and the silver color is striking!
See page 232 of American Military Headgear Insignia by J. Duncan Campbell and Michael J. O'Donnell
.

$ 1200.00
 
 

 

EXCAVATED PORTION OF NAVAL BUCKLE
Approximately 2-3/8" x 1-7/8" silvered cast brass with applied clasps.  The other half would be identical, but without the clasps.
See page 45 of Relics of the Coastal Empire: The Civil War Years for a photo of the other half.
Dug in Caroline County, Virginia.

$ 250.00 

 

EXCAVATED HAT LETTER "M"
Approximately 1-1/8" x 1-1/4" stamped brass.  No attachment wires, but the letter is perfect!|
This is the hardest hat letter to find!

$ 395.00 

 


COLONIAL CURRENCY, North Carolina
Issue of December, 1771
5 Shillings
Creased down the center.
$ 135.00  (K1)

 


COLONIAL CURRENCY, North Carolina
Issue of December, 1771
5 Shillings
Creased down the center.
$ 135.00  (2)

 

EXCAVATED HEEL PLATE
About 1-3/4" tall by 1-1/2" wide. 
Nice and solid. It does have a bend, but is not creased or cracked.
$ 45.00

 

EXCAVATED SADDLE SHIELD
About 2" tall by 1-5/8" wide.
Nice greenish-brown with only a small area of chipping on one corner.
$ 35.00

 

EXCAVATED RIFLEMAN'S BUTTON
Coat size (23mm) Backmark: Scovill Mfg. Co / Waterbury
Nice smooth brown!  Shank is perfect.
SOLD!!!

 

LEAD FILLED SWORD BELT PLATE ON BELT
Near perfect example of a rare plate. Not much is known of these stamped brass, lead filled sword belt plates, but they apparently were too fragile for field use and so are relatively uncommon.  This one came on this belt and fits nicely, but we can't say for a fact whether it's original to it or not, as these plates and keepers are not numbered.
Nice rare plate on the belt!
$ 750.00  On Hold!!!

 

EXCAVATED CIVIL WAR BULLET MOLD
Nice, complete iron bullet mold for Colt or other similar revolvers.
4-7/8" overall length.
$ 85.00

 

EXCAVATED CIVIL WAR BLACKSMITH MADE CANDLE HOLDER
Cleverly made from a Civil War socket bayonet in great, dug condition!
We've never seen another this cool.  Dug in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area.

$ 95.00

 

EXCAVATED CIVIL WAR "BULLSEYE" ROSETTE
From an old collection dug in the 1980's, this stamped brass, lead filled rosette has a smooth, dark, chocolate brown patina. 
No attachment wires remain, but no dents or damage!

$ 40.00

 

FOREIGN SINGLE SHOT PISTOL
This is a small pistol (about 9-3/4" long overall with a 5" barrel) but it will fire a large (approximately .58 caliber) round!
Solid condition and mechanically fine. Would have been a great back-up piece for a soldier with a .58 caliber musket. 

 
$ 395.00   (53-1)

EXCAVATED CAPE PIN
Cast brass star & crescent (7th Corps) cape pin in perfect condition. 
Nice, smooth dark (darker than photo) chocolate brown.

$ 195.00

EXCAVATED PATRIOTIC EAGLE HAT PIN
Stamped brass pin with no dents, cracks or dings. 
It laid with some iron piece against it in the ground, so it has a rusty discoloration on the front.

$ 110.00

 

EXCAVATED PAIR OF EPAULETTES
Nice pair of dug, stamped brass shoulder scales.
$ 100.00 for the pair

 

EXCAVATED "HR" or "RH" HAT PINS
These are large (35mm 0r 1-3/8" tall) stamped brass, lead filled hat letters.
We have a complete "R" and half of an "H" both dug together.

$ 110.00 for the pair

 

EXCAVATED VIRGINIA STATE SEAL BUTTON, VA-13
23mm Coat size.  Backmark: Kent Payne & Co. / Richmond (RMDC).
Nice smooth chocolate brown patina with nice gold gilt outlining the details!

$ 160.00  

 

EXCAVATED NORTH CAROLINA "SUNBURST" BUTTON, NC-16
23mm Coat size.  Backmark: blank Confederate local.
The shank is missing as usual... the spot soldered shank was the weak feature of these buttons.

$ 125.00  On Hold!!!

 

EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE STAFF BUTTON, CS 26
21mm Coat size.  Backmark: blank Confederate local. Real attractive Confederate Local with chocolate brown patina and nice gold surrounding the eagle.  There's even a bit of gold in the channel on the back and the iron hook survives, though it is bent a bit.  Overall a very attractive Confederate Officer's button.
$ 395.00  


 

EXCAVATED CAMP CANDLE SPIKE
These utilitarian devices are often dug in Civil War camps.  Just drive the spike into a block of wood,
or the branch of a tree, insert the candle and light up the night!
Dug near Lake Anna in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

$ 50.00  

 

2ND GENERATION COLT WALKER REVOLVER
A Colt made copy of the legendary Colt Walker that was originally designed in 1846. This revolver holds a powder charge of 60 grains in each chamber.... more than twice the typical black powder revolver!  It weighs in at 4-1/2 pounds, unloaded, and has a 9" barrel and fired a .44 caliber round.  The Colt Walker is often regarded as the most powerful handgun from 1847 until the advent of the .357 magnum in 1935! This one is a Colt made 2nd generation and is just beautiful!  Comes in a nice hand made case with all the accessories. 
SOLD!!! 
   

 

INDIAN KNIFE WITH HIDE SCABBARD
17-1/2" long overall with a 10" blade and a nice wooden handle with a tin ferrule,
all in a great animal hide scabbard.  Probably post-war and possibly Indian circa 1870 - 1880
.
 
 SOLD!!!       (50-23)

 

PAIR OF BRASS SPURS
Excellent condition, complete with leather straps and buckles!
These
most likely date from the 19th century, though they have some 18th century features.
These are beautiful and have their original rowels.

 
$ 395.00
 
      (49-25)

 


 


US HEAVY ARTILLERY BELT RIG WITH "U.S." ARTILLERY BUCKLE

Excellent condition!  Beautiful Ames sword with a minty scabbard marked "United States" over the inspection date of "1835" on one side, and an eagle over "N.P> Ames / Springfield" on the other.  The blade does have some minor edge roughness. The buff leather belt is maker marked on the back: "Manufactured by J. Pittman / NY".  The buckle is the "US" two piece artillery style. This is a great rig in super condition!

$ 2395.00  
(52-2)
 

 

 

EXCAVATED RHODE ISLAND ID DISC
The dug and cleaned brass disc is hand engraved with a name at the top that is unreadable due to corrosion.  Under that is a large "1" and "6th RI Vol(s)" over "1861".A quick internet search shows that the 6th Rhode Island " failed to complete organization", so maybe this guy started out with the 6th and went into the 1st RI which would explain the big "1".  If we could read his name it would answer a lot of questions, and maybe further research could reveal more.   
$ 495.00

 

IMAGE OF NEW YORK SOLDIER WITH "SNY" BUCKLE
Nice 1/6th plate tintype of a seated soldier in a frock coat proudly displaying his "SNY" (State of New York) belt buckle.  The buckle is worn upside down because the soldier knew that the photography methods of the day resulted in the reversal of the finished image. By inverting the buckle, he at least kept the "S" on the left in the final picture.  The backdrop is a camp scene with a US flag as well as tents and a cannon. His right eye is interesting as it appears to be discolored and off center.  Perhaps a wound? 

The case is also outstanding, being a molded thermoplastic, or gutta percha with a label that reads: "Genuine / Union Case label / Improved / Fine Gilt and Burnished / Hinge / Scovill Mf'g Co."  The case is also a more uncommon brown color and features a patriotic scene on both sides with crossed cannon, shields, a liberty cap, pennants and flags.
 It's a beauty!
$ 695.00

 



EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE WHITWORTH BULLET  M&M #250
The English-made Whitworth rifle-musket possessed excellent long range accuracy and was used extensively by Confederate sharpshooters, even claiming the lives of several Union generals including John F. Reynolds (Gettysburg) and John Sedgwick (Spotsylvania Courthouse).

This is the .45 caliber cylindrical bullet used in the Whitworth.  The overall condition is very good with a great patina.  These Confederate Whitworth Sharpshooter Bullet are very desirable and highly collectible.
 
$ 250.00 
 

 

U.S. CAVALRY OFFICERS SWORD!

Blade measures 35” in length and is heavy, in the 1840 style, with a flat back etched with “IRON.PROOF” at the base.  On its flat sides the blade and etched, frosted foliage at base, and high quality etched eagle with “E Pluribus Unum” in a ribbon, and “U.S.”.  The blade is bright and ding free with only slight signs of wear. It is not maker marked, but is undoubtedly a product of Clauberg /Solingen [See Thillman, Cavalry Sabers, pages 142 & 143.].   The leather washer is present. Gilt guard is decorated with leaf sections top, bottom and branches with a peacock flower spread on the guard. The grip is shark skin and has the 1860 model characteristic of a contoured center swelled grip.  Scabbard mounts and throat are brass, with the hanger hardware and the drag being nicely engraved.

Cavalry officer's swords are hard to find!

$ 1895.00    (
dj
-1)

 

 

EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE "GUTTER BACK" FRAME BUCKLE
And this may be the most sensible and serviceable style of buckle produced by either side! About 63mm X 70mm
This is the style with the depressed "gutter" on one side and is in excellent condition.
Dug in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area.  
See plate 171 on
page 98 of Steve Mullinax's Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates, Expanded Edition for an example of this style of plate.
 
$ 550.00     
  On Hold!!!

 

EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE "GEORGIA FRAME" BUCKLE
A most sensible and serviceable style of buckle produced by either side!  About 63mm X 72mm
This one is in excellent condition.
Dug in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area.  
See plate 173 on
page 99 of Steve Mullinax's Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates, Expanded Edition for an example of this style of plate.
 
$ 550.00       

 

US NAVY MODEL 1861 COLSTON FLARE PISTOL
About 9.5" in overall length cast brass with iron trigger, hammer and flare securing lever and a "barrel" receptacle to accept Colston patent flare. The left side of frame marked in three lines: U.S. N. Y. W / W.N.J. / 1864, indicating manufacture at the US Navy Ordnance Yard facility in Washington, inspected by WNJ (US Navy inspector of Ordnance W.N. Jeffers) and dated 1864. The  signal "pistol" was not a conventional flare gun that projected a flare into the air, but rather a flare lighter and holder that ignited one of the various Coston patent colored flares, which were held in the "pistol" while it burned. Red was 0, green was 1, green/red was 2, white/white was 3, green/white was 4, red/white/green was 5, white/red/white was 6, white/green was 7, red/white/red was 8 and red/white was 9. The letter "P" (prepare for signal) was white, "A" (affirm) for answering or ready to receive was white/red/green. "Int" (interrogatory) for questioning was white/green/white, "N" for numbers following was green/red, "B" which requested information, was blue/blue and "Geo", meaning not understood, was green/white/green. Approximately 1,000 of these signal pistols were produced circa 1861 through the early 1870s, and Civil War dated examples are extremely rare!  This is a water find from the City Point, Virginia area.
Reduced Price!!  $ 1095.00 

 

EXCAVATED ALLEGHENY ARSENAL STYLE SPUR
Nice dug patina. Not marked, but in the style of Allegheny Arsenal products.
Good shape with a bend in the area of one of the strap slots.  Not a real sharp bend, and no cracks.

$ 95.00
 

 

1915 UCV REUNION BADGE,  Richmond, Virginia

This is a classic piece that is about 3-1/2" in overall length and 1-3/4" in overall width.  All of the metal parts are nice with no damage, except that the enameled Battle Flag has a bit of wear, with some of the enamel flaking.  The suspension pin reads "Richmond Virginia / 1915" and the badge has "25th Annual Reunion / UCV" with an image of Robert E. Lee set into an enameled Battle Flag.  The badge is maker marked "The Whitehead & Hoag Co / Newark, NT" in a tiny circle on the back.

$ 395.00
 

 

"HOME FOR CONFEDERATE WOMEN" DONATION PINS
Approximately 7/8" in diameter, this 1920s "Home for Confederate Women" celluloid donation pin.
The home was set up in Richmond, Virginia by the Robert E. Lee Camp Confederate veterans. 
They are solid, but have discolored a bit.
$ 25.00
 Each   (41-26)

 

SMALL ENGLISH FLINTLOCK PISTOL

These little flintlocks weren't much use at a distance, but sure are cool looking!  This one
is approximately .40 caliber and has an 1-1/2" barrel, so you'd better be close to whatever you're shooting at!  Super attractive brass frame with  engraved panoply of flags on each side surrounding an oval panel the encloses the makers name "Jno. Jones & Son" on one side, and "London" on the other. 

The gun itself is about 5-3/4" long overall.  Everything looks to be original and it is complete and in good working order, except that it doesn't firmly catch in the full cocked position, though the half cock holds well. 

 

Great little display piece!

$ 595.00   (38-11)

 

SHARPS 4-SHOT PEPPERBOX PISTOL
These are some seriously cool weapons that Sharps began making in 1859 with four .22 caliber barrels and a firing pin in the hammer that rotates each time the hammer is pulled back, so as to fire a different barrel each time the trigger is pulled.  This one is still functional with the pin rotating properly and a strong main spring.  The brass frame is marked "C. Sharps / Patent 1859" in a circle on one side and "C. Sharps / Philada. PA" in a circle on the other.  The frame was originally plated and some of the silver remains in protected areas.  The original wood grips are also in good shape.  Low serial number 2245 is on both the barrel and butt strap. 
A nice gun overall!

$ 595.00 
 (42-8)  On Hold!!!

EXCAVATED NEW YORK MILITIA BUTTON, Albert NY-9 or Tice NY040
Coat size (24mm) Backmark is blank. 
Gorgeous1
-piece with lots of silver!  Shank is missing.
$ 125.00

 

EXCAVATED NEW YORK militia BUTTON, Albert AY-79 or Tice AY215
Coat size (23mm) Backmark: Extra Quality
Nice smooth brown background with beautiful gold surrounding the eagle!  Shank is bent, but intact.
$ 65.00

 

CONFEDERATE & SOUTHERN AGENT MARKED SHOTGUNS by Russ A. Pritchard, Jr. and John W. Ashworth, Jr.
This wonderful new 384 page hardbound book is filled with new information on Southern shotguns and the contents are astounding!  Studies of southern state archives uncovered state participation in organized acquisition of large numbers of shotguns to arm their soldiers and that the use of shotguns was far more prevalent than previously believed.  This book is full of color photos of these guns with and their markings, including those of Southern Agents and Retailers!
$ 95.00
 

 

THE ENGLISH CONNECTION by C.A. Huey & R. Pritchard with M. Nichols, Tim Prince & Dean Thomas

Close to 600 pages full of great information and color photographs detailing the British trade with Americans during the Civil War.  Detailed information on Enfields, Handguns such as Kerr, Beaumont-Adams, LeMat, Tranter and more, Ammunition (cartridges, caps, molds and more) Swords, Accoutrements, Artillery, Uniforms and all with great detailed color photos!  What do all those mysterious markings on Enfield  muskets mean?  Finally, some answers!  This book is truly a "must have"!

$ 95.00

 

MINIATURE PAINTING OF LORD HORATIO NELSON
Nelson was noted for his inspirational leadership, grasp of strategy, and unconventional tactics, which together resulted in a number of decisive British naval victories, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He was wounded several times in combat, losing the sight in one eye in Corsica and most of one arm in the unsuccessful attempt to conquer Santa Cruz de Tenerife. He was shot and killed during his final victory at the Battle of Trafalgar near the port city of Cádiz in 1805.
The beautiful frame is about 5-1/2" x 4-1/2" and the painting is about 5-1/2" x 4-1/2"and is protected by a slightly convex cover glass.

$ 550.00 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
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8 SECOND
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12 SECOND
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SOLD!!
15 SECOND
1863
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FRANKFORD ARSENAL PAPER TIME FUZE PACKAGES
Complete and in excellent condition, these packages contain the time fuses for artillery rounds.
These would have been inserted just before firing, with the time selected to ensure that the round 
exploded in the right location for maximum effect.  Times are printed on the color coded package 
along with instructions for removing the fuze from the pack. 
      
Reduced Price!  75.00 each, Your Choice

 

20 Second
1864

 

25 Second
1864

 

30  Second
1863

FRANKFORD ARSENAL LONG RANGE PAPER TIME  FUZE PACKAGES
Complete and in excellent condition, these packages contain the time fuses 
for artillery rounds.

These are much harder to find than the shorter timed varieties! 


Reduced Price!  150.00 each, Your Choice

 

CS-1-A   CONFEDERATE STAFF OFFICER'S BUTTON
B\M: S. Isaacs Campbell & Co / London / St. James St 26mm coat size, loaded with gold and absolutely beautiful! 
This is the classic Confederate officer's button with the drooped wing eagle and "CSA" in the shield! 
Reduced Price!  $ 1395.00

 

EXCAVATED UNION ARTILLERY OFFICER'S BUTTON
23mm Coat size. Backmark: Scovill Mfg. Co / Waterbury
Beautiful gilt surrounding the eagle and the "A".
Dug near Fredericksburg, Virginia.
$ 40.00

 

EXCAVATED UNION NAVY BUTTON
Coat size 2-piece navy with straight shank and lots of gold.
$ 125.00

 

CONFEDERATE Non-Excavated "MANUSCRIPT E" ENGINEERS BUTTON CS-152
B/M: Rivet'd & Solder'd under a coat of arms.
  Coat size: 26mm.  This is a rare button in excellent condition!
On Hold!!!

 

EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE GUN TOOLS
Nice, iron gun tools dug at the Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia.
$ 85.00 your choice

 

EXCAVATED S. ISAACS & CAMPBELL KNAPSACK HOOK
Nice, greenish patina dug at the Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia.
$ 65.00

 

i EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE  SADDLE SHIELD
Nice, brownish patina.
$ 65.00

 

i EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE  SADDLE SHIELD
Nice, brownish patina.
$ 65.00

 

CONFEDERATE RIFLEMAN BUTTON CS-201-A
B/M: HT & B / Manchester.  Coat size: 25mm.
Perfect condition! Great price!
SOLD!!!

 

i UNION DRAGOON OFFICER'S BUTTON
23mm Coat size. Backmark: Horstmann & Allien / NY
Pretty much perfect!
$ 75.00

 

i EXCAVATED UNION CAVALRY OFFICER'S BUTTON
23mm Coat size. Backmark: Extra/ Quality
Tons of gold gilt surrounding the eagle and the "I".
Dug at Chancellorsville in Virginia.
$ 60.00  On Hold! 

 

INDIAN WARS CAVALRY CROSSED SABER INSIGNIA
These are just like their Civil War counterparts, except they are a bit smaller at about 2-3/4" wide x 1-3/8" overall.
Perfect, unused condition!
$ 25.00
  

 

  CONFEDERATE 1/6th PLATE RUBY AMBROTYPE  

Nice image of a CS enlisted man seated, and wearing what looks like a Richmond Depot shell jacket
with cloth epaulettes.  May or may not be the original gutta-percha case with a deteriorated
image of a lady on the other side.


$ 595.00
     (D-6)

 

MARYLAND STATE SEAL BUTTON, MD-11B or Tice MD-200B1
Backmark: Waterbury Button Co. / Extra.  23mm coat size.
Perfect condition with nice gilt.
$ 225.00
    (am)

 

"CHEESE BOX" CANTEEN, MAKER MARKED "E. BARRETT" circa 1825-1835
Wonderful red painted wood canteen, typical of New England militias. Branded on both side "E. Barrett"
but we don't know who he was. Approximately 7" diameter and 2-1/2"deep. The three leather straps
that held the sling in place are gone.

Reduced Price!  $ 595.00
"CHEESE BOX" CANTEEN, MAKER MARKED "E. BARRETT" circa 1825-1835
Wonderful blue painted wood canteen, typical of New England militias. Branded on both side "E. Barrett"
but we don't know who he was. Approximately 6-3/4" diameter and 2-5/8"deep. The three leather straps
that held the sling in place are gone.

Reduced Price!  $ 595.00
"CHEESE BOX" CANTEEN, MAKER MARKED "H. Hoyt" circa 1825-1835
Wonderful blue painted wood canteen, typical of New England militias. Branded on both side "H. Hoyt"
but we don't know who he was. Approximately 6-1/4" diameter and 2"deep. The three iron wire straps
that held the sling in place are even intact on this one!

Reduced Price!  $ 595.00

 

 

 

7-1/4" tall four sided cathedral pickle bottle in a nice aqua/green color with a partial label.

Perfect condition


$ 75.00
    (cat14)

 

9" tall in perfect condition
nice aqua color with no damage!

$ 85.00   (cat6)

 

8-1/2" tall in perfect condition
nice aqua color with ivy drape design.  A slight haze, but no
real
damage!

$ 85.00   (cat7)

 

 

CONFEDERATE COAT SIZE STAFF OFFICER'S BUTTON, CS-7
Backmark: W. Dowler / Superior Quality
Nice condition with lots of gold!
$ 550.00 
 
   
CONFEDERATE COAT SIZE ARTILLERY BUTTON, CS-101
Backmark: HT&B Manchester
Perfect condition!
$ 395.00 
 
   
CONFEDERATE COAT SIZE ARTILLERY BUTTON, CS-117
Tin Back, Confederate Local!
Really nice condition with some of the tinning on the iron back still showing!
$ 350.00 
 
   
CONFEDERATE COAT SIZE INFANTRY BUTTON, CS-171
Perfect condition face with two little manufacturing defects on the back rim.
$ 250.00 
 
   
CS-26-B   CONFEDERATE COAT SIZE STAFF OFFICER'S BUTTON
B\M: Local. Perfect with some gold!
All of the details like the chest feathers on the eagle are very very distinct compared to what we usually see on this button.
This was probably an early strike, before the dies wore down.

$ 895.00 
CS-26-B   CONFEDERATE CUFF or KEPI SIZE STAFF OFFICER'S BUTTON
B\M:Blank
This is a 14 mm size as you might see on the sides of a kepi.
$ 95.00  On Hold!!!

 

EXCAVATED CARBINE SLING SWIVEL
About 8-1/4" long with a 2-7/8"
wide overall.
Great condition for excavated iron!

SOLD!!!

 

SHEFFIELD SIDE KNIFE, Identified!  
Wonderful condition, about 8-1/4" long with a 4-1/4" blade and a beautiful silver cutlery handle
Leather scabbard is nice with a German silver throat and tip.
Lightly scratched into the throat is what looks like "A. Miller / Richmond / Ind."

$ 475.00    (36-32)

 

CIVIL WAR WOOD DRIVE LONG RANGE MORTAR FUSE, Dated 1865
9-12" long. Designed to be driven into the fuse hole of a mortar ball after being set to the right time.
The body is scored with heavy rings at every inch with 9 lighter rings between, indicating tenths of an inch.
Prior to firing the gunner would cut the fuse for the appropriate burn time and remove the paper cover
from the top
. Every inch removed made the shell explode 5 seconds sooner. 

 

18th CENTURY FIREBACK or STOVE PLATE, circa 1790
About 18" x 25", this is an 18th century, puddle cast stove plate with a raised depiction of a crane. Made at the Pine Grove Furnace in Pennsylvania,
which is now a state park. Stove plates were often used as firebacks, placed against the rear wall of a fireplace
to protect the wall at the back of the
fireplace with a secondary function is as a radiator of stored heat.
.
No cracks or repairs!

$ 795.00 

 

SILK BOOKMARK RIBBON "Star Spangled Banner"

Here's an Antique silk bookmark, woven silk, "The Star Spangled Banner," Warner Manufacturing Co, Paterson, NJ."  Very Attractive and Patriotic!

This antique woven silk "Star Spangled Banner" bookmark was made by the Warner Manufacturing Co, of Paterson, NJ in the Victorian era, possibly around 1860- 1876. These gorgeously detailed bookmarks are sometimes called Stevengraphs, made in the style of Thomas Stevens, who popularized woven pictorial bookmarks and illuminated ribbons made on a Jacquard loom. It bears the lyrics above musical bars with notes of Francis Scott Key's "The Star Spangled Banner," all below the American flag!

Machine woven, approximately 10" x 2," including red tassel, with a small bit of loss at the bottom.

$ 125.00  

 

CIVIL WAR POSTAL COVERS WITH CIVIL WAR VIEW OF FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA
About 5-1/2" x 3-1/8", these are two of a set of six that when laid together form a birds eye view of Fredericksburg.
These were printed by Charles Magus,
a printing entrepreneur, whose business was based in New York, NY. Magnus is known for his color lithographs
of city views, song sheets, maps and patriotic illustrations for stationery and covers during the American Civil War.  These are known to exist in a couple
of different shades of monochrome, but
hand colored like these are the most desirable.
$ 65.00 your choice or $ 100.00 for the pair!

 

CIVIL WAR 30LB SCHENKL SHELL
This is a rare 4.38" Navy shell with a Shenkl percussion fuse and was intended for use in the 30-pounder Dahlgren Rifle.  According to Field Artillery Projectiles of the Civil War by Dickey and George, these have noted only at Port Hudson,  and from the wreckage of the Federal gunboat U.S.S. Barrataria which was blown up in Lake Maurepas."  That same great reference book gives these shells a rarity 9!
SOLD!!!    
(
mg-47)

 

CIVIL WAR "BULLSEYE" CANTEEN 
Production of these corrugated canteens began in the summer of 1862, with the rings added to 
increase the strength of the sides and prevent denting
.  This one is very nice tin with very little 
surface rust. 
The pewter spout is lightly marked, but pretty sure it's Rohrman of Philadelphia. 
At some point, someone added a small hole in the side of the spout.
The classic Union canteen!
 

$ 250.00 
 
 

 

RARE UNCUT SHEET OF CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, September 27, 1778
An uncut sheet of eight notes authorized by the Continental Congress on September 27th, 1778.
In pristine condition, without folds or creases.  Included is the blue Counterfiet Detection Note for
the $5.00 of this issue.  In excellent condition and archivally framed to display both front and back!
The frame is approximately 11-3/4 X 19-1/2" overall.  
$ 3295.00  Reduced Price!   $ 2995.00    (H2)
 

 

BRONZE BELL Dated 1811  
About 9" tall and 9" in diameter bronze bell with elaborate detail cast throughout the body.
Details include a cross, a Madonna type figure and lots of floral type motifs.
The date of 1811 is cast into the top on two sides.  The clapper is intact and
it still works very well!

$ 395.00     (31-34)


 

MINIATURE PAINTING ON IVORY
Well executed painting of a young gentleman.  The painting itself, circa 1800,  is about 2" wide x 2-1/2" tall
and is mounted in a wood panel that measures about 3-3/4" wide x 4-1/2" tall, not counting the brass loop hanger.
It is marked R Brian" on the back in ink.
 
$ 495.00  
(32-18)

 

UNION .69 CALIBER CARTRIDGE BOX FOR RIFLED MUSKET  
This throwback to pre-war caliber ammunition was made in response to Lincoln's call for an additional
500,000 troops in July of 1864, which created a shortage of arms and equipment. The Ordnance Department brought out from storage some .69 caliber rifled muskets that had been replaced by the .58 caliber guns. New, larger cartridge boxes were required for these guns. This one was made by Rueben Nece & Company in Philadelphia, and has U.S. inspector's marks.

$ 595.00 
 

 

19TH CENTURY CASED SET OF THUMB LANCETS, OR FLEAMS, Dated 1837 and ID'd to "J. D. Ward"

Small (about
2-1/2" tall) flip-top container made of paper mache' with a cool built up hard painted surface.  The interior is divided to hold four folding lancets (knives) with tortise shell handles that when unfolded are about 2-1/2" long. While many of the larger fleams that we see were sometimes used for veterinary work, the "thumb lancet" as seen here was definitely intended for the purpose of medical bloodletting on humans! This was done when your doctor determined that your illness resulted from an imbalance of the fluids in your body, and the remedy was to reduce the amount of your blood! Lancets like these were also used by some doctors for vaccinations.  The blades here are marked "W&H / Hutchinson / Sheffield" who was a Surgical Instrument Maker to the Royal Navy based in Sheffield, England, and also sold surgical instruments to the Union and Confederate Armies during the US Civil WarA silver plaque on the top is engraved with the owners name: "J.D. Ward" and dated "1837".

This is a cool medical artifact in pretty much mint condition!

$ 495.00     (35-32) 

 

19TH CENTURY MONAURAL STETHOSCOPE
Dr. Rene Laennec invented this type of stethoscope in 1816 and it was the state of the art until the invention of the binaural stethoscope (the two earpiece type that we still use today) in 1852. 
This one is about 7" long with a 2-1/2" ear piece and a 1" chest bell.  The wood is beautiful (it is a bit darker in person than it appears in the photo) and has no cracks or chips.
A nice addition to any medical display!

$ 325.00
     (10-10) 

 

UNION MODEL 1864 .58 CALIBER CARTRIDGE BOX  
Marked "R. Nece / Philad" and with the inspector's mark of F.A. Sniffen / U.S / Ord Dept / Sub Inspector".
Rueben Nece & Company of Philadelphia contracted from 1863 to 1865 for 53,000 sets of accoutrments.
This box is in very, very nice condition!
 
$ 595.00 

 

UNION NAVY FUSE BOX, US.N.Y Boston  
Marked "US.N.Y" over "Boston".
Approximately 4-3/8" wide overall x 3-1/2" tall and 2-3/8 deep.
This box is in nice condition.
 
Reduced Price!  $ 350.00 

 

UNION NAVY FUSE BOX, US.N.Y Boston  
Marked "US.N.Y" over "Boston".
Approximately 4-1/2" wide overall x 3-1/2" tall and 2-3/8 deep.
This box is in near mint condition!


Reduced Price!  $ 350.00   (mg-23)

 

Bookplate.JPG (148753 bytes) 1852 WATERCOLOR BOOKPLATE
"Maria Horner" with flowers in a vase and dated 1852.
Nice colors, probably Pennsylvania.  Approximately 4-1/4" x 7".
$ 195.00