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(540) 371-7703                  1016 Lafayette Blvd.     Fredericksburg, VA  22401                Pickpost@aol.com
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The Picket Post
1016 Lafayette Blvd.
Fredericksburg, VA

Our store and the view
     from our front window...... 
Marye's Heights        Sunken Road and the Stone Wall           The NPS Battlefield Visitor Center  When it was an ice cream store!
Taken from the NPS Visitor Center
For many years we have been operating two separate stores: The Picket Post in Downtown Fredericksburg and Lee's Headquarters which was across from the Fredericksburg Battlefield Park on Lafayette Blvd.
We have recently moved all of our inventory from The Picket Post and combined it with that of our other store, all under one roof operating as The Picket Post at 1016 Lafayette Blvd.

Our little building has been a Civil War relic shop since the 1960's when Bertram Limbrick opened the Stonewall Gift Shop in our building which had already been an Amoco Gas Station, and a Dairy Bar Ice Cream Shop.
Lee Sanzo operated The Galvanized Yankee here for a few years, before moving to Indiana.  We took it over in 1996 as Lee's Headquarters and now it's The Picket Post!

 

PRAYER BOOK THAT STOPPED A BULLET AT GETTYSBURG!

This is an old German book of prayer, approximately 3-1/4" x 4-3/4" that has obvious bullet damage and a pencil inscription on the first page that reads: "This book stopped a bullet shot at Reinhard Gerke of the 75th P.V.I. and (illegible) saved his life".  To add to the "wow factor" a Sharps ring tail carbine bullet is tied to the cover with old thread. 

Reinhard Gerke enlisted as a 1st Lieutenant on 8/9/1861 and mustered out as a Captain on 8/16/1864.

During the Battle of Gettysburg, the 75th Pennsylvania lost many men and officers, with 31 killed, nearly 100 wounded, and six taken prisoner. These losses amounted to 72 percent of those who participated in the battle. Only one other regiment at Gettysburg, the 1st Minnesota, which recorded losses of 82 percent, sustained higher casualties. The overwhelming bulk of the casualties occurred within a relatively short period, perhaps 20 minutes, on the afternoon of July 1.

$ 2695.00
   On Hold!!

 

RARE NON-EXCAVATED VIRGINIA 2 PIECE SWORD BELT PLATE

Absolutely beautiful cast brass buckle with a die stuck, stamped brass disc featuring the Virginia State Seal.
These were produced for officers in the late 1850s. It has a very pleasing antique brass patina except for one
spot on the back of the tongue where an old tag fell off at some time.  I sure wish we knew what that tag said!
Comes with a letter of authenticity from noted dealer George W. Juno.

See Mullinax (Expanded Edition) Plate 409 on page 222 for a similar example.

$ 5295.00   On Hold!!

 

BEAUTIFUL CIVIL WAR ERA IXL BOWIE KNIFE & SCABBARD
Approximately 12-3/4" in overall length with an 8" blade, this Bowie knife is marked "G. Wostenholm and Son / Washington Works / Sheffield"
and
"I.X.L." stamped in large letters on the ricasso.  The blade is smooth and mostly near bright with some very light mottled spotting.  The stag grips are fine.  The leather scabbard is beautiful with German silver mounts, gold leaf decorative lines and "IXL" in gold leaf as well
.
$ 1995.00

 

RARE NON-EXCAVATED VIRGINIA MILITIA HAT PLATE
This hat plate was made using the same die stamp that produced stamped brass belt buckles believed to have been made at the Virginia Armory . 
After stamping it was then trimmed as a hat pin and two brass wire loops were soldered to the back to allow for attachment to the hat. 
Both loops are intact, but one has been replaced during the time of use. 
The plate is very crisp stamping with a nice antique brass patina and is in perfect non-excavated condition. 
It comes with a letter of authenticity from noted dealer and author of Collecting the Confederacy Shannon Pritchard.

$ 2495.00

 

EXCAVATED MATCH SAFE, 5TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY
About 2-3/8" long x 1-1/8" wide, this is a dug metal match safe with the top gone, but the body is intact with a scene of two gentlemen meeting on one side
and a building and trees on the other. The interesting details are on the narrow edges, where a soldier has nicely scratched "5th Mich" on one side
and "5th Mich Inf" on the other!  

$ 395.00 On Hold!! 
(g11)

 

RARE GAGE BROS. & DRAKE, TREMONT HOUSE, CHICAGO 5¢ STAMP COIN
In 1862, paper money was not backed by gold or silver and therefore it was only a very tenuous faith in the Government that gave people any assurance that paper money had true value.  Most people didn’t want to embrace that faith. Combine that feeling with the uncertainty associated with the ultimate outcome of the Civil War and the hoarding of gold, silver and copper coinage resulted in a shortage of common coinage on the "street"

People began to carry stamps in their purses and pockets and used them repeatedly for daily purchases.  Vendors gladly accepted the stamps as payment.  But all of this hand-to-hand usage quickly resulted in damaged stamps with denominations sometimes unrecognizable. The local post offices would not exchange damaged stamps for new ones, so a remedy was needed.  John Gault, a New York entrepreneur, decided he had the best solution.

On August 12, 1862, Gault obtained a patent for a “postage stamp case”, or as he named the item in a newspaper advertisement, the “New Metallic Currency.”

This one is approximately quarter size (25mm) and is from the Tremont House in Chicago and is in essentially perfect condition with original stamp and mica.
 

$ 895.00

 

EXCAVATED VIRGINIA COAT BUTTON, VA-7
B/M Scovill Mfg. Co / Waterbury RMDC.  22 mm coat button with nice patina and well placed gold gilt, this one comes
from the "some guys have all the luck" department.  The digger dug this recently along with another Virginia button,
the spur pictured below and lots of bullets and other items out of his own front yard in Catlett, Virginia!  

$ 225.00

 

EXCAVATED CIVIL WAR CIVILIAN SPUR
Howard Crouch says in his book Historic American Spurs that "this particular civilian spur was very popular in the Civil War era
with military men.  It is of high quality and would have been an officer's item
."  He goes on to say that the non-dug specimen pictured
in his book (page 19) belonged to a Confederate officer. This one has a nice green patina under a light coating of dirt, and was dug at
Catlett, Virginia along with two Virginia buttons.  
   SOLD!!!

 

EXCAVATED CHARLESTON SLAVE HIRE BADGE, "Mechanic" 1827
Many southern cities allowed for the hire of slave labor on an 'as-needed' basis from nearby slaveholders, especially if his slaves had special skills that were in demand. Various cities had laws on the books regulating this practice, but Charleston has the distinction of being the only city with a slave hire system regulated by the issuance of what are often called slave tags or badges.

Charleston slaveholders could pay a license fee good for one year at a time and in return receive a copper tag or badge for each slave registered. These tags were stamped with the city (Charleston), a serial number, the date (year), and an occupation. The owner was then allowed to hire that slave out to private individuals, businesses, or even the municipal government with the proviso that the slave would wear the badge at all times when on one of these hire out jobs and that the slave could only perform the function he was licensed to perform. In this way, the city made thousands of dollars a year in badge fees, the slaveholders made extra money for hiring out slaves that they had no work for at the time, and the slaves themselves were often allowed to keep part of their outside wages, plus they were given a certain amount of freedom in exchange for their skills.

This badge has a lot going for it. First it is for the skilled occupation of "Mechanic" which is rare even among slave badges, accounting for approximately 10% of known badges as opposed to the most common badges of "Servant" and "Porter" which account for about 80% of the badges we see on the market. It also bears the desirable maker mark of "Lafar", has a nice early date, and is in excellent condition.
 

$ 3495.00

 

EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE "VIRGINIA STYLE" CSA BELT BUCKLE
This is just a beautiful example of the thinner style, cast brass CSA buckle that was originally thought to have
been made in Virginia, but is now accepted as a product of Tennessee.  This one was dug in the area of the
Battle of Bean Station, near Knoxville, Tennessee in 2008. 
They don't come any better!
See Mullinax (Expanded Edition) Figure 107 on page 64 for a similar example. 
 

$ 3595.00   On Hold!!

 

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A COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO FRENCH MILITARY BUTTONS of the AMERICAN REVOLUTION  (SC)


$10.00

 

Out of print, but we have one copy:
CONFEDERATE BELT BUCKLES AND PLATES
 1st Edition by Steve Mullinax. 

This is the first edition from 1991. 234 pages with over 400 buckles and plates pictured.
Inscribed to someone and signed by the author. Used but in very good condition with dust cover.

SOLD!!!

 

ALABAMA STATE SEAL BUTTON, AB-1
Beautiful example of this rare Button.
 24mm coat size with 99% original gold gilt!  Backmark is "Scovill Mf'g. Co / Waterbury".

$1895.00  Reduced Price!  $ 1095.00    (11-18)

 

RARE 55th NEW YORK HAT PIN
Rare, cast brass insignia with wreath and "55" cast into the front. The face retains most of its black enamel background,
but the attachment pin is missing from the back.  Dug
in 1981 in the camp of the55th New York at Camp Sickles,  in Stafford County, VA. 
SOLD!!!

 

PHOTOGRAVURE PLATE AND IMAGE OF CONFEDERATE GENERAL WILLIAM MAHONE

William Mahone began aiding the Confederacy while still a civilian through the use of his Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad, when he bluffed the Federal troops into abandoning the shipyard in Portsmouth by running a single passenger train into Norfolk with great noise and whistle-blowing, then much more quietly, sending it back west, and then returning the same train again, creating the illusion of large numbers of arriving troops. The ruse worked, and not a single Confederate soldier was lost as the Union authorities abandoned the area. After this, Mahone accepted a commission as Lieutenant Colonel and later Colonel of the 6th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Confederate Army. He commanded the Confederate's Norfolk district until its evacuation. He was promoted to Brigadier General in November 1861.  He aided in the construction of the defenses of Richmond on the James River around Drewry's Bluff and led his brigade at the Battle of Seven Pines, and the Battle of Malvern Hill. He also fought at Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House.

Mahone was nicknamed "Little Billy" being small of stature, 5 foot 5 or 6 inches, and weighing only 100 lbs. As one of his soldiers put it, "He was every inch a soldier, though there were not many inches of him." He became became widely regarded as the hero of the Battle of the Crater at the Battle of Petersburg by rallying the remaining Confederate forces after the explosion,  and repelling the attack, resulting in the Union losing their initial advantage.

Photogravure is photo-mechanical process whereby a copper plate can reproduce the detail and continuous tones of an actual photograph. This particular plate prints an approximately 4-1/4" x 6-1/2" photo (card included) war-time photo of Mahone, with a printing block with his signature below.  The paper wrapping for the plate has the label of The Lewis Publishing Company in Chicago.  Handwritten on the back of the photo card is "General William Mahone (not in his hand) / Petersburg, Virginia / To Mrs. W. L. McGill / 42 South Market St."  The Mahones bought a house on South Market Street in 1875, so this plate dates sometime after that. Mrs. McGill refers to Mahone's daughter Otelia who married William L. McGill of Petersburg, Virginia.  An internet search turned up many, many photographs of Mahone, and numerous versions with this same jacket and hat, but not this exact pose. 

Could this be a unique image?  We don't know, but it certainly is a unique grouping.  

$1595.00  Reduced Price!  $ 1350.00  (rm-516-3)  

 

 

 
RELICS OF THE MONITOR & MERRIMACK

The centerpiece of this grouping is a letter that reads:

1) [Pie]ce of the US Frigate Cumberland (with Columbia scratched out, both written by the same hand)
[sun]ken
in the Engagement with the Merrimac

{a small piece of wood}
  
2) A piece of Rebel Gunboat Merrimac
 

{a small piece of wood}
 

3) A piece of the 1st Monitor taken from the plate which was injured in the Engagement with the Merrimac in
Hampton Roads + taken off and a new plate put on. This same monitor was lost off Cape Hatteras Inle
t"
 

{a small piece of iron}
.

Exhibited by J.W. Hobert D Co. 3rd NY Infty"  

Each of these relics had been tied to the letter
with thread
, but have been slipped out to preserve the paper
(we set them on the paper for the photograph). There is also a stereoview of the Monitor, a CDV of
Lieutenant John Worden
c
commander of the Monitor, with a clipped signature attached, and a patch of
red cloth and white cloth with a tag that reads "
Flag from Merrimac  JH". 

The Battle of Hampton Roads, often referred to as either the Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack or the Battle of Ironclads,
took place in March of
1862 and was the most noted and arguably most important naval battle of the American Civil War.

The 3rd New York was in Newport News, Suffolk and Hampton Virginia from June of 1862 on into 1863, so Josiah W. Hobert
who enlisted in April of 1861 and served with the 3rd through May of 1863 had plenty of opportunity to gather souvenirs.

$ 2295.00      (24-27

 

CATHEDRAL PICKLE & PEPPER SAUCE BOTTLES  

 

 

   

Large, 13-1/4" tall six sided cathedral pickle bottle in a nice aqua color in perfect condition.

A perfect 10!


$ 250.00 

 

7-1/4" tall four sided cathedral pickle bottle in a nice aqua/green color, with an ivy drape pattern.

Perfect condition


$ 150.00   
 

 

9-1/2" tall six sided pepper sauce bottle in a nice aqua color.

Perfect condition


SOLD!!   
 

 

Cathedral bottles come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes and make a great collection. They look even more impressive as a group!

 

 

 

HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1816 CONVERSION WITH LATER PAINT DECORATION
This is a US Model 1816 Type III dated 1836 that has several histories, in that it was at some point converted to percussion and at a much later date painted
red, white (now more of a yellowish) and blue and then decorated with the service history of Chief Electrician G.L. Rich of the U.S.S. Koningin der Netherlands.
He lists all of the vitals of the vessel including commanding officer, armament and many ports of call around the world.  There is on notation that is very curious,
as it reads, "Used by G.L. Rich in the Battle of Cognac at Coco-Grove Panama 1918."  With a quick internet search we can find no such battle, so let us know
if it rings a bell.  A striking display piece that covers a lot of history!
$1595.00  Reduced Price!   $ 1195.00       

 

EXCAVATED WHITWORTH SHARPSHOOTER'S BULLET
The rifle designed by Sir Joseph Whitworth used polygonal rifling instead of the lands and grooves of traditional rifled barrels.
The hexagonal polygonal rifling meant that the projectile did not have to bite into grooves as was done with conventional rifling.
This, combined with a smaller (.45 caliber) and longer bullet resulted in greater distance and accuracy.
On May 9, 1864, during
the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, Union General John Sedgwick was chiding some of his troops for lying down in a ditch to
avoid Confederate sharpshooters at a range of around 800 to 1000 yards. Shots from Confederate Whitworth rifles, easily identifiable
due to the shrill whistling noises their hexagonal bullets made in flight, caused members of his staff and artillerymen to duck for cover.
Sedgwick strode around in the open and was quoted as saying, "What? Men dodging this way for single bullets?  What will you do when
they open fire along the whole line? I am ashamed of you. They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance
." Although ashamed, his men
continued to flinch and he repeated, "I'm ashamed of you, dodging that way. They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance."
Just seconds later he fell forward with a bullet hole below his left eye. This one was fired and displays the hexagonal lines
impressed into the bullet as it traveled down the barrel.  We do not know where it was dug.

$ 275.00   
    

 

We have recently acquired a few examples of the rarest and most desirable Confederate buttons in the field
and will be posting them over the next couple of days.  Stay tuned!
NON-EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE NAVY "HARD RUBBER" BUTTON, CS-60 (Tice CS222)
B/M: Courtney & Tennent / Charleston S.C. / Manton's Patent.  Overcoat Size, 33mm
Molded from a compound made of a ground mineral mixed with shellac to form a paste, which was poured into molds that were then put
under heat and pressure to produce this solid
black plastic-like button.  Commander George Tarry Sinclair purchased many of these for
use on the C.S.S. Texas which was being built in Glasgow. Unfortunately the ship was captured before most of these beautifully designed
and constructed buttons ever saw service.  This one is pretty much perfect!
$ 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 mostsought after of all Civil War buttons.

Here's your chance!

$ 9450.00  
 

 

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.
$ 2495.00   
    

 

EXTREMELY RARE EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE MARINE BUTTON, CS-76 (Tice CSM200)

B/M: HT&B / Manchester
.  Coat Size, 19mm
Another extremely rare button, being from the smallest branch of the Confederate military. This one was dug by noted relic collector Gary Williams
in 1985, near Drewry's Bluff, the training area for the Confederacy's elite Marine Corps.  Included is the original museum tag from the
Cold Harbor War Museum, which was liquidated in 1995.  The tag notes that only seven specimens were known to exist at that time.
Has a nice, smooth, dark patina.

A very rare opportunity to own one of the most desirable Confederate buttons.

$ 5995.00   

 

MODEL 1803 HARPERS FERRY RIFLE, Dated 1815, Converted to Percussion
This gun was originally produced as a .54 caliber flintlock rifle in 1815 at the famous Armory in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The lockplate is marked behind the hammer with "Harpers / Ferry / 1815" and a  Federal eagle in front of the hammer It was converted to percussion and the bore has been bored out to approximately .60 caliber and is now a smoothbore.  The flintlock breech block was cut off of the barrel and then a large distinctive breech with the percussion system was added. There has been some conjecture that this type of conversion could be Confederate in origin. The hammer is very distinct and a bit crude which could also possibly indicate Confederate manufacture. The one piece walnut stock has a very pleasing appearance overall. On the flat of the stock opposite of the lock plate you can see the original Harpers Ferry Arsenal inspector stampings. The patch box release is intact and the patchbox still opens when it is pressed. The ramrod appears to date to the conversion. The action works, but is a bit weak. 
$ 2895.00  
    
 

 

EXCAVATED SOUTH CAROLINA STATE SEAL BUTTON, SC-13 (Tice SC248)
B/M: Smith Young & Co / N. York (RMDC).  Coat Size, 23mm
Recovered at the Battle of Mine Run campaign.
$ 125.00  
   On Hold!!!      

 

EXCAVATED SOUTH CAROLINA STATE SEAL BUTTON, SC-13 (Tice SC248)
B/M: Scovill (RMDC).  Vest Size, 19mm
Has an ever so slight push (can't be seen, but you can feel just a bit of a flat spot).
Recovered in a Confederate winter camp in Orange County, Virginia.
$ 110.00
   On Hold!!!

 

EXCAVATED NORTH CAROLINA STATE SEAL BUTTON, NC-8-C (Tice NC210)
B/M: Raised 5 point star in a depressed channel (Tice says this is a product of Wildt & Klien, Columbus, SC)
Coat Size, 23mm. 
Recovered in a Confederate winter camp in Orange County, Virginia.
$ 125.00    
    

 

EXCAVATE ALLEN & THURBER BAR HAMMER SINGLE SHOT PISTOL
All of the metal is great and the bone grips are in amazing condition!
Recovered at the Battle of Mine Run in Virginia.
$ 395.00  
 On Hold!!!     

 

RARE PENNSYLVANIA STATE SEAL BUTTON, PA-18 (Tice PA203A3)
B/M: Horstmann Brothers & Co. / Phil Coat Size, 23mm
Repaired rim, but still a beautiful button.  Recovered at the Battle of Mine Run mixed with
Confederate buttons at the scene of some very heavy fighting.
$ 395.00  
On Hold!!!
    

 

CARTE DE VISITE OF CONFEDERATE GENERAL J.E.B. STUART
Nice seated pose from the studio of J. Gurney & Son at 707 Broadway in New York City.
Gurney & son were in business at this location from 1860 to 1874. 
$ 375.00    (
23-16)    

 

NAZI LUFTWAFFE DAGGER WITH PORTEPEE & HANGER
Beautiful blade marked "Paul Weyersberg / Solingen". No damage.
Approximately 17" overall length with a 10" blade.

$ 795.00  (23-6)

 

IDENTIFIED CDV AND HARD IMAGE OF JOHN HAZLETT, COMPANY K, 64TH OHIO
The CDV is not the sharpest, but it is nicely autographed on the back "Yours truly / John Hazlett / Co. K 64th Regt. / Sergt. Ohio Vet Vols" in old brown ink, with the "Sergt" having been added in pencil.  The CDV is accompanied by a 1/6th plate ambrotype of Hazlette seated between two young ladies.  When this glass image is removed from its half case, there is a bit of black cloth backing and a small type-written label that reads "Sergt. John Hazlett / Co. K 64th O.V.I."  Hazlett enlisted on October 3, 1861 as a private and mustered out as a Sergeant on December 3, 1865.  Also included is a Higginson Book Company printing of The Story of the Sherman Brigade by Wilbur Hinman, which is a huge volume (over 1100 pages) detailing the history of the 64th and 65th Ohio Infantries, as well as the 6th Battery Ohio Artillery and McLaughlin's Squadron Ohio Veteran Cavalry.  Hazlett's photo appears onpage 731 of this tome and is the very pose seen in this CDV (this book alone retails for $ 120.00).  The 64th Ohio was a hard fought unit, taking considerable losses at Stones River, Chickamauga, Rock Face Ridge, Resaca, Spring Hill, Franklin and Nashville among others.  Hazlett's service records and pension records are also included.          
$ 395.00 
 

 

RARE WAR DATED ENDORSEMENT BY CONFEDERATE GENERAL J.E.B. STUART
Approximately 3-1/2" X 3-3/8" blue lined paper: “Hd Qrs Cav Div / Feb’y 7 1863. / Resp. forwarded & recommended  that Wm. Collins. be commissioned Captain of Co. H.  3d. Va Cavalry  J.E.B Start Major Genl Comdg.”  William Collins, Jr.  was a 29 year old Lawyer from Catawba, Virginia when he enlisted on May 25th of 1861 and he is mentioned personally by Confederate General Fitzhugh Lee as one of the "Commanding officers of the detachments ..... deserving especial attention" in Lee's Report after the Battle of Kelly's Ford, where the 3rd Virginia Cavalry took heavy losses. (From The Official Records of the War of the Rebellion). 

James Ewell Brown, or"Jeb," Stuart was probably the most famous cavalryman of the Civil War. A Virginia-born West Pointer (1854) Stuart was a United States Army officer from Virginia, who resigned his post in the U.S. Army and eventually became a Confederate States Army general. After early service in the Shenandoah Valley, Stuart led his regiment in the battle of 1st Bull Run and participated in the pursuit of the routed Federals. He then directed the army's outposts until given command of the cavalry brigade. Besides leading the cavalry in the Army of Northern Virginia's fights at the Seven Days, 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and the Wilderness, Stuart was also a raider. Twice he led his command around McClellan's army, once in the Peninsula Campaign and once after the battle of Antietam. While these exploits were not that important militarily, they provided a boost to the Southern morale.  At Chancellorsville he even took over command of his friend Stonewall Jackson's Corps after Jackson had been mortally wounded by his own men.

On May 11, 1864, Union General Phillip Sheridan’s superior numbers engaged Stuart’s cavalry outside of Richmond near an inn called Yellow Tavern. While firing his revolver at Union troops and shouting orders to his men Stuart was shot through his left side by a Union cavalryman. He was taken to Richmond, where he died on May 12, 1864, at the age of 31.
SOLD!!!  

 

 

NAZI ARMY DAGGER WITH PORTEPEE & HANGER
Beautiful blade marked "F. W. Holler / Solingen". No damage.
Approximately 15-1/2" overall length with a 10" blade.

$ 795.00    (23-7)
 

 

18th CENTURY SILVER HILTED HUNTING SWORD WITH SCABBARD
Circa 1760 hunting sword, likely European, with silver pommel, guard and scabbard throat, ivory handle and great engraved hunting scenes on the blade.
One side of the guard is broken off and missing, and the tooled leather scabbard has one crack, but is not separated.
Approximately 19" overall with a 14" blade
.
$ 895.00

 

RARE COLT POCKET POLICE .36 CAL. BULLET MOLD
Marked "Colt's Patent" and "36P." for a Model 1862 Police Revolver. It's in very good condition and the cavities are sharp.
This is a very difficult mold to find! 
$ 295.00

 

CARD WITH LOUISIANA BUTTONS
One coat size LA-8C (22mm) and three rare cuff size (16mm) Louisiana local buttons  on about  a 9" long piece of cardboard with
a pencil ID to James Granger Tucker. We could not find a Louisiana soldier with that exact middle name, or middle initial,
but there is one James Tucker with no middle initial that could be our guy.  He was with the 10th Louisiana Infantry, which was
an Army of Northern Virginia unit.  In any case, a nice set of rare buttons 

Your choice $ 495.00

 

DIRECTORY OF AMERICAN MILITARY GOODS DEALERS & MAKERS 1775 – 1950, Volume 2 by Bazelon & McGuinn. Over 600 pages of detailed information that covers a longer span of time than does Volume 1
and contains all new information with no duplication from the first volume.  A definite "must have"
for any serious collector!

$ 69.00
   

 

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!
$ 95.00
 

 

 
MODEL 1840 CAVALRY SABER IN GREAT CONFEDERATE SCABBARD  
Confederate make-do, or maybe he upgraded his southern made sword for this unmarked Model 1840 that
happened to fit his Confederate scabbard.  The sword came in to us this way and the fit is perfect! 
As a matter of fact, the impression on the leather washer on the guard matches up perfectly with
the scabbard throat.  The blade length is a couple of inches shorter than the scabbard, but the fit is awesome
and the patinas match as well.  This may be a marriage, but it's probably just as likely a great example of
Confederate ingenuity
.

$ 1695.00  Reduced Price!   $ 1395.00  On Hold!!!
 

 

LARGE ENGLISH SERPENT POWDER HORN OF ANDREW JAMESON, 1794
Well made with a serpent mouth and scales down the back, this horn is marked "Andrew Jameson / His horn /
June 1794" on one side, "From sea to shore / Long Live our King" on the other and "The Serpent / shall be"
on the bottom of the serpent's mouth!
  Approximately 20" long overall, this one makes a statement!
$1495.00  Reduced Price!   $ 1195.00 

 

HIGH RELIEF CARVED HUNTING HORN
Super well executed carving with a hunter on horseback, with a pack of dogs and just about every animal imaginable.
Squirrel, snake, alligator, deer, rabbit, opossum..... there all there! The bottom edge is wrapped in a chain and
has a protruding tab with a hole for a rope or cord
. This is a nice example of folk art!
$750.00  Reduced Price!   $ 550.00  SOLD!!!

 

THOMAS J. "STONEWALL" JACKSON SIGNATURE
Approximately 3-1/2" X 1-1/4" paper, clipped from a document, signed "T. J. Jackson" by the man himself.
Below the signature is  "1st Lt. & Bvt. Major 1st Arty / A.A. QtrMstr." in an adjutant's hand. That rank would indicate that this
was signed after February of 1849 when Jackson received his brevet promotion to Major during his service in the Mexican War. 

$ 3900.00
 

 

CDV OF HENRY L. BERT, DRUMMER BOY OF THE 47th INDIANA INFANTRY
Henry Lawson Bert was 16 when he enlisted on December 22nd of 1861 as a musician in the 47th Indiana and he was small for his age,
described as four feet, ten inches in height, of dark complexion with black eyes, whose occupation at the time of enrollment was that of a printer

Bert reenlisted on
12/15/1863 and again on 10/23/1865 and became drum major or "principal musician" of the regiment during his second enlistment
and was discharged as of that grade. The 47th was in engagements from Missouri to Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana taking their greatest losses
at the Battle of Champion Hill in Mississippi near Vicksburg.

After his service, the drummer-boy, Henry Lawson Bert, became a merchant tailor, first in Indianapolis, and later in Edinburgh, Marion and Huntington.
He died at Marion, Indiana, on December 8, 1910
.

The CDV is signed on the front in ink, and has this ink inscription on the back:
"Drummer Boy / of 47th Indiana Vols".
The backmark is from New Orleans.

We could not find another image of Bert, but the signature on the CDV is a dead lock match to the one on his enlistment paper, so this may be the only
identified image of him in existance. Included is a copy of Bert's records from the National Archives and a large group of his letters home is viewable on line at https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/imh/article/view/7071/7855

$ 295.00
 

 

 
DIARY AND TINTYPE OF PRIVATE JOSEPH L. EYRE ~ Company D. 9th Pennsylvania Volunteers  ~ Killed at Morris Island, South Carolina ~

Joseph Eyre from Deleware County, PA mustered in on 9/16/1861.  His diary (approximately 7" x 3") starts in June of 1863 and mentions the
invasion of Pennsylvania by General Lee, the attack on Fort Wagner being a disaster.  There are also mentions of Gilmore, Stevenson, Grant,
as well as the
capture of Confederate ships Fingel and Atlanta by the USS Weehawken, commanded by Captain John Rogers and the
Blockade Runner Ruby having run aground. There are also detailed accounts of the Secession by States, clothing costs and rations lists.
Unfortunately, the diary ends abruptly as Private Eyre was killed on August 4th of 1863, while in a picket boat at Morris Island, South Carolina.
Included is a copy of a newspaper account describing in detail the mission on which he was killed.

The accompanying image is a CDV size tintype in a full (split at the spine) case and is super clear.  Private Eyre is well armed with what appears
to be a foreign rifle with saber bayonet at his side and a knife in his belt. He's wearing a nine button frock and you can see two numbers on
his kepi, but can't really read them. 


$ 1595.00
 

 

CIVIL WAR RELICS FROM GEORGIA By Celeste and David Topper 1989
Out of print, 9" by 11" hard bound book.  Limited edition #611 of only 1000 that were printed.
In great c
ondition, 
202 Pages with hundreds of photographs.
Signed by both authors.
SOLD!!

 

NEAR MINT PRE-WAR EMBOSSED LEATHER WALLET
Approximately 3-3/8" x 7-1/4" when folded, this is in near perfect condition
with embossed eagles and anchors and only very minor signs of wear
! 
$ 165.00

 

DUG CONFEDERATE "GEORGIA FRAME" BUCKLE
Approximately 72mm x 63mm.
Perfect, "as dug" condition with no apologies!

$ 595.00     On Hold!!!

 

CIVIL WAR "BULLSEYE" CANTEEN WITH RARE BLUE COVER
Though the blue cover was regulation, most surviving Civil War canteens have a brown wool cover.
This one shows use, but the cover has only a couple of small spots that expose the metal underneath.
There has been some re-stitching, but it looks to be from long ago.  Original stopper, but no sling.

$ 395.00 

 

CIVIL WAR ERA BOXED SET OF BRASS SCALES
Green leather covered box with embossed texture and a gold eagle.
Inside is a set of brass balance scales.  No weights, but otherwise complete
.

$ 150.00  

 

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!

$ 135
.00
 

 

BRASS .36 CAL. BULLET MOLD
Solid dug or barn condition.  It's frozen now, but could be made operational with a bit of oil and effort.
$ 110.00

 

EXCAVATED CS RICHMOND GUN TOOL
Solid, dug condition, with just a corner of one end of the screwdriver bar missing.
Dug in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area.

$ 85.00   

 

DUG "US" BELT BUCKLE with Arrow Hooks
In excellent condition with smooth, chocolate brown patina and all hooks. This is the regular size (57mm X 88mm) with the
"arrow" hooks that became popular during the Civil War.  The initials "WH" or "HM" are lightly scratched into the back and
there seem to be other letters, but nothing we can make out.  Dug in Stafford County, Virginia.

$ 295.00   (BK4)

 

MILITIA WOOD CANTEEN, WITH ORIGINAL PAINT & PLUG, Circa 1825 - 1850
Approximately 5" in dameter and 3-3/4" wide..
$ 395.00
 
(Bh-25)
 

 

EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE "LEECH & RIGDON" SPUR
Complete except no rowel, this is essentially a plain version of the the Leech & Rigdon (Memphis Novelty Works)
spurs found in the Western Theater.   Dug at Vicksburg, Mississippi
. 
$ 275.00

 

EXCAVATED CIVIL WAR 12 LB WOOD DRIVE ARTILLERY SHELL
Nice surface. 
$ 275.00  
(Mg-42)

 

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. 
$ 175.00  
(Mg-25)

 

EXCAVATED CROSS CANNON ARTILLERY HAT INSIGNIA
Nice display piece with one near perfect repair
.  
$ 175.00

 

AMES MODEL 1840 MEDICAL STAFF SWORD
The elliptical cross section sword blade is just under 30” long, is completely straight and measures 3/4 inch wide at the hilt.
It
is dry needle engraved with "Ames Mfg. Co. / Chicopee / Mass"  near the hilt and is etched on both sides, with a winged caduceus staff
and snakes, an eagle with "E. Pluribus Unum" in a ribbon, and other military motif, as well as floral sprays.
  The scabbard and
hilt are of a matching brass with a most of its gold gilt remaining. The scabbard has a few minor dents. The mounts have cast
designs of laurel and other elements. The hilt is all made of cast brass also and the grip has an eagle on one side, with an
acorn/pineapple finial. The langet is shield shaped with 7 stars and silver  “MS” letter attached.
This is a beautiful sword!
$ 2295.00  Reduced Price!   $ 1495.00   (6-1) 

 

EXCAVATED MASSACHUSETTS ARMS BULLET MOLD
Approximately 5" brass mold with it's iron sprue cutter missing.
The mold is marked "Mass. Arms / Chicopee Falls" on one handle.
It's frozen closed, but displays nicely.
$ 135.00

 

19th CENTURY DOLL CRADLE
Approximately 20" long x 11" wide (rockers) x 8-1/4" wide (body) x 10-1/2" tall.
Nicely shaped with nice dovetail & square nail construction.

$ 225.00  

 

"COLT'S PATENT"31 CALIBER IRON BULLET MOLD
Approximately 5" iron mold with iron sprue cutter. The mold is marked "Colt's Patent" on the cutter and
the harder to find "31 Pkt" on the body. in two places
. Attic condition, with a fair amount of blue, and would
Probably benefit from a good cleaning.
$ 125.00  On Hold!!! 

 

36 CALIBER BRASS BULLET MOLD
Approximately 5" brass mold with iron sprue cutter that is
a bit too pitted to read any markings that may have been on it.
The body of the mold is marked "6688" in two places
.
$ 125.00  
(mg-142)

 

SHAKO, OR "BELL CROWN" HAT, Circa 1825-1835
American leather shako with original "fish scale" chin strap. The 7" tall leather body
is complete but crazed as is the 2" visor, No liner , brass eagle or pom pom.
Though crazed, the hat is sound and  would be a good candidate for restoration.
Found by a picker in upstate New York.
$ 995.00     (Bh-sK)

 

UNION MODEL 1859 ARTILLERY HORSE BIT  
Perfect condition, complete and unmarked.  
$ 275.00
    (mg-16)

 

WORLD WAR II GERMAN BELT BUCKLE
Belt buckle with leather tab.  The tab is dated 1938.
$ 135.00
 
(16-6)

 

DENTAL KEY, OR TOOTH KEY
Beautiful condition. The dental key was used by first inserting the instrument horizontally into the mouth,
then its "claw" would be tightened over a 
tooth. The instrument was rotated to loosen the tooth.
This often resulted in the 
tooth breaking, causing jaw fractures and soft tissue damage.

$395.00  Reduced Price!   $ 295.00  (6-9)

 

RARE REGULATION SIZE COMPANY LETTER "L"
Non-dug and in perfect condition, with iron loop on back and nice lead solder with dark patina.
Approximately 1" tall.
 
$ 125.00

 

CDV OF USS ACACIA
Signed on back in ink "USS Acacia, Joseph Foster Postmaster" and "Battle with deserted batteries March 1864".
Nice carte de visite of an engraving of that engagement.

$ 175.00
 
(3-105b)

 

CDV OF CIVIL WAR SAILOR
This one and the one below came from the same album.
A little light.

$ 95.00
 
(11-9)

 

CDV OF CIVIL WAR SAILOR
This one and the one above came from the same album.
A little light.
$ 95.00
 (11-10)

 

18th CENTURY BRONZE SPOON MOLD
Approximately 8-3/4" overall, this is a typical colonial spoon mold for making
pewter "dog nose" spoons.  Excellent condition!  

$295.00  Reduced Price!   $ 250.00   (4-15)

 

REVOLUTIONARY WAR AMERICAN COPY OF BROWN BESS BAYONET
Approximately 18-3/8 inches in overall length with14-1/2" blade.
This is a nice, clean example with the usual manufacture flaw on the socket and modified
open cut on the back end of the socket mortise.
$ 395.00     (3-46)

 

UNION MODEL 1864, .69 CALIBER CARTRIDGE BOX by Rueben Nece, Philadelphia
Lincoln's call for an additional 500,000 troops in July of 1864 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 is one of 5,000
boxes ordered from Rueben Nece of Philadelphia at that time.  These were the last .69 caliber rifled musket
cartridge boxes ever purchased by the United States government.

$ 595.00

 

RARE CONFEDERATE INFANTRY BUTTON, CS-178, Blank Back
Very rare, non-excavated and in excellent condition.
The first one of these that we've had in years! 

$ 2695.00   Reduced Price!  $ 2495.00
 

 

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
 
 

 

UNOPENED CARTRIDGE PACKAGE FOR .36 CALIBER PISTOL
"Six Seamless Skin Cartridges  For Colt, Whitney, or Remington's  Navy Pistol
36-100 Calibre.  Hotchkiss' Patent Feb. 11th, 1862."
Unopened, with only a few tiny spots of paper missing.

$ 395.00   (mg-148-1)

 

STEREO VIEW OF GENERAL WEITZEL'S HEADQUARTERS, CHAPIN'S FARM, DUTCH GAP, VIRGINIA
Nice view of Weitzel's HQ with the band formed up and playing a tune!
$ 175.00
 
(H-3)
 

 

STEREO VIEW OF GEN. GRANT'S RAILROAD, CEDAR LEVEL STATION, VIRGINIA
Nice view of the railroad that ran from City Point to the extreme left of the line.
Lots of barrels of supplies stacked on the loading dock!

$ 95.00
 
(H-4)

 

MODEL 1872 MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA COAT, WITH CIVIL WAR ERA BUTTONS!
Nice overall condition with strong, dark blue color fabric, white trim and red piping.
There are 36 original coat size, and 10 cuff size Civil War period Massachusetts buttons
and also a couple of cool flaming bomb insignia.

The retail value of the buttons, sold separately would be over $ 1200,
but we feel that this should stay intact!


$895.00  Reduced Price!   $ 795.00  (17-24)
 

 

MODEL 1858 "SMOOTHSIDE" CANTEEN WITH SLING & COVER
Nice, original condition qith minor wear to cover.
Original cover, sling, stopper & chain
.

$ 395.00
 
(MG-13)
 

 

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    (H2)
 

 

"US" BASE 3-RING MINIE BALL, McKee & Mason 342
Beautiful dug specimen with a strong "US".
The quintessential Yankee bullet!  

$ 65.00  
 

 

CDV OF JOHN WILKES BOOTH
Excellent condition carte de visite photograph of Booth in overcoat.
No photographer's mark. 

$150.00  Reduced Price!   $ 125.00    (4-33)
 

DUG EAGLE BREAST PLATE
Another beautiful dug plate, with a slick face, only this time the iron loops are missing and there is a bit of flaking to the lead fill.
The front shows only minor wear and has a great deep brown patina.  Dug in the Fredericksburg area.

Looks just like a $200 dollar plate from the front, but it's only $ 135.00
  (EP2)

 

 
REVOLUTIONARY AMPUTATION SAW
Very nice overall condition.  An example of this Perrot Saw can be found in Antique Medical Instruments by C. Keith Wilbur on page 128.
Mr. Wilbur dates the saw as circa 1779.  Approximately 15" in overall length.
$ 695.00  Reduced Price!   $ 495.00
 

 

MILITIA STYLE CANTEEN
Rolled tin canteen, about 6 inches in diameter and 2 inches deep. Both sides were convex and are now somewhat dented. 
About half on the wonderful loose weave cover remains and the sling is complete!
The brass "suspender type" sling buckle is patent dated 1855.
$ 595.00
 

 

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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 if we didn't tell you this one was used, you'd never guess it wasn't new!
 
$ 195.00
 

 

EXCAVATED ALLEGHENY ARSENAL MARKED SPUR
Absolutely beautiful, with a very clear stamped mark.  Missing rowel.
Beautiful, smooth chocolate brown patina. These are hard to find!
$ 250.00
 

 

Out of print, but we have one copy:
FIELD ARTILLERY PROJECTILES OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
1993 EDITION by Tom Dickey & Peter George

This is the Revised and Supplemented 1993
Edition
The gold standard for artillery reference and the book is in excellent condition!

$ 150.00  
 (
MG)
 

 

EXCAVATED CS-184 CONFEDERATE INFANTRY BUTTON
23
mm coat size, Solid cast brass
Smooth brown patina with shank.
 
$ 175.00    (11-20)

 

INFANTRY OFFICER'S HAT INSIGNIA 158th Regiment  
Approximately 3-1/2" X 2-3/8" felt over tin body topped with a great gold bullion embroidered infantry horn, in nice field worn condition. Visible in the center of the horn is the shadow of the regimental numbers "158".  There were only two 158th regiments, one being a 9 month unit from Pennsylvania that existed from November of 1862 until August of 1863, and the other was a 3 year unit from New York that formed in November of 1862 and mustered out in June of 1865.  We were told by an insignia collector that the hole in the tin that allowed the regiment numbers to be sewn on easily makes this a late war piece. Given that fact and the greater service time and the fact that the New York unit had 46 officers versus 34 for the Pennsylvania unit, the odds are in the 158th New York's favor, but can't say for sure.  
This piece was STOLEN!!! Beware!   
 

 

RARE STARR MODEL 1858 .36 CALIBER DOUBLE ACTION NAVY REVOLVER, 
This is a very early example made somewhere around 1859, being serial number 461 and it has a nice, mostly smooth brown patina with some original blue here and there.
 The frame is marked on one side: “STARR ARMS CO. NEW YORK” and on the other: “STARR’S PATENT JAN.15, 1856".  The one piece wooden grips are nice, with no cartouches visible, which is typical as the Starr Navy's rarely have inspector marks.  The action is very smooth.  These guns were ahead of their time and may just have been too advanced for the average Union cavalryman because while the initial Army and Navy issues were double actions, Starr was requested later in the war to discontinue their double actions and only supply single actions.   These double action navy revolvers are much more rare than the Army versions as only about 3,000 .36 caliber units were ever produced.
$ 1995.00
  
 

 

EXCAVATED BIT WITH CHAIN  
Beautiful excavated condition with brass chain attached and both bit bosses intact.
Can't get much better than this one
.  
$ 295.00
    (mg-27)
 

 

LEATHER FUSE BOX
The leather box worn on the gunner’s waist belt for holding friction primers for firing the deck guns.
 Near mint condition and nicely marked “USNY BOSTON” on the inside.
T
hese are now getting scarce, especially in nice condition.

$ 375.00
 

 

FRICTION PRIMER TIN
This Federal friction primer tin originally held 100 friction primers in sawdust. Very nice condition, but the latch is broken.  A friction primer is a small brass or quill tube, known as the priming tube, filled with gunpowder and used to send a flame to the powder charge inside the cannon bore. It was ignited by pulling an attached rough wire quickly through a friction composition contained in a second tube. The resulting flame was transferred through the tube and into the powder bag in the bore. A lanyard was used to pull the wire.
$ 375.00
 

 

SINGLE SHOT FLINTLOCK PISTOL by J.W. Richards, London
Beautiful single-shot pistol, about .40 caliber.  Marked "London" with draped flags on one side and "J. & W. / Richards" on the other.  Smooth silver-grey metal nice one-piece grip.  All markings are strong and clear, as are the many decorative engraved lines.
Just a really pretty example of a nice, early gun!
    
 $ 595.00   (16-2)
 

 

18th CENTURY HIDE COVERED TRUNK with Boston Maker's Label  
Nice size (approximately 24" long x 11" tall x 13" deep) hide covered trunk with some definite wear, but in overall great condition for its age.  Wrought iron handles and hinges are fastened with rose head nails, and there is a great maker's label for Samuel Clay at No. 30 Court Street, Boston.  Haven't found much on the internet about Clay, but the label indicates that he made all sorts of leather goods including Cavalry and Infantry Caps..    
$ 595.00  Reduced Price!   $ 395.00
 


 

All right guys, here's a couple of great gifts for the ladies!  Designed to be in a place close to her heart!  
 
18TH CENTURY LADY'S CORSET BUSK WITH CARVED DECORATION, Dated 1775
 
The stays, or corsets worn by women between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries had busks made of wood, ivory, or bone slipped into a pocket in the front center of the corset and tied in place with a lace. These were intended to keep the front of the corset straight and upright.  These busks were often carved and decorated, or inscribed with messages, and were popular gifts from men to their sweethearts.

This one features a well executed heart and geometric carvings on the face, and some vine carving and a date on the back, which appears to be by a different, less artistic carver. Approximately 10-3/4" long x 2-1/2" wide.

Great Folk Art!   SOLD!!  

 

 

EXCAVATED LOUISIANA STATE SEAL BUTTON, LA-8
Backmark: Local (made in the South during the war)  
Coat size, 23mm.
 No shank.
Absolutely beautiful!!  Great gold for a southern manufactured button!

$ 475.00

 

Out of print, but we have one copy:
CONFEDERATE BELT BUCKLES AND PLATES
 1st Edition by Steve Mullinax. 

This is the first edition from 1991. 234 pages with over 400 buckles and plates pictured.
Used but in very excellent condition with dust cover.

SOLD!!!!
 

 

T-52 CONFEDERATE TEN DOLLAR NOTE - December 2, 1862. 
 
Cut Cancelled, but displays very nicely.
$ 55.00

 

CONFEDERATE $1000 BOND, Criswell 125-A
Approximately 15-1/4" X 14-1/4" overall.
Printed on a bluish-white paper with, watermarked "Cansell /1863". 

$ 100.00 

 

NON-DUG "US" BELT BUCKLE
This is the early type with oval stud, or "puppy paw" style belt attachments.
The buckle is in great shape with evidence of use, and a wonderful patina, but no real damage!

$ 350.00

 

EXCAVATED "CONFEDERATE STYLE" CARBINE SLING BUCKLE
Thick brass, slightly undersized (49mm x 77mm) sling buckle often attributed to CS manufacture.
Dug in Culpeper, Virginia on August 18, 1992
.
$ 295.00

 

EXCAVATED US RIFLEMAN'S BUCKLE
All matching with the same patina.  Appears to have all been dug together.
$ 395.00

 

Out of print, but we have one copy:
PLATES AND BUCKLES OF THE AMERICAN MILITARY 1795 - 1874 by Sydney Kerksis.
3rd Edition, 1987.   Excellent condition.
Over 500 photos of US & CS plates and buckles. 568 pages.
 

$ 65.00
Out of print, but we have one copy:
EXCAVATED ARTIFACTS FROM BATTLEFIELDS AND CAMPSITES OF THE CIVIL WAR 1861 - 1854 by Stanley Phillips

This is the 5th printing from 1986. 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.
For years this was the go-to reference for every relic hunter.
Used but in very good condition without dust cover.

$ 75.00
 

 

1870'S ADVERTISING NOTE
J. W. McCarty "Cheap Ready Pay Store". 
$ 95.00

 

We just picked up a dozen or so Revolutionary War Buttons.  Some American, French and British.
W
orn by troops in the American Revolution!!! How cool is that?

American:

British:

EXCAVATED REVOLUTIONARY WAR BRITISH 29th REGIMENT OF FOOT ENLISTED MAN'S BUTTON
17mm, cuff size. 
Dug in New York.

$ 150.00

 

DUG 6th CORPS BADGE
Cut from brass and heavily silvered.  In perfect condition, but missing pin on back..
$ 550.00
   

 

US MODEL 1861 CARTRIDGE BOX with Maker Marked Plate!

Some
crazing on outer flap, and fairly heavy crazing on the inner flap and ouuch,
but stitching is tight and box is complete with tinsThe "US" cartridge box plate
is maker m
arked on the back "Boyd & Sons / Boston".

A nice, used, early example!

$ 695.00

 

 

EXCAVATED ALABAMA VOLUNTEER CORPS BUTTON, AB-3-B
Backmark: Horstmann & Allien / N. Y.
Coat size, 20mm.

Perfect, with gorgeous gold! Shank is a little bent, but solid.

$ 450.00

 

LA-8-G LOUISIANA LOCAL STATE SEAL BUTTON
B/M: Blank channel back local. 
Excellent condition with no damage and better than average detail. 
Great price..... $ 450.00

 

                   
                 
4 Second
1863
  5 Second
186
4
  8 Second
1863
  8 Second
1864
  10 Second
1863
  10 Second
186
4
  12 Second
1863
  15 Second
1863
  15 Second
1864
 
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.
     
$ 135.00 each, Your Choice

 

      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!


$ 175.00 each, Your Choice
   
20 Second
1864
  25 Second
186
4
  30 Second
1863

U.S. MODEL 1851 WAIST BELT
Complete, but with some condition issues, this belt turned up in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The tongue has broken off the buckle and some critter snacked on the belt a bit.
A similar buckle is on page 379, plate 624 American Military Belt Plates by O'Donnell & Campbell.
     
$ 395.00  

 

CONFEDERATE INFANTRY BUTTON, CS-175
23
mm Coat size. 
Backmark: Halfmann & Taylor / Montgomery.
 
$ 225.00  
  (RB-8)

 

EXCAVATED SET OF REGULATION SIZE COMPANY LETTERS
"A" through "K" (no "L" or "M") in nice condition with no repairs.  The "G" and "K" have tiny rough edge areas.
This is not an easy set to assemble one at a time, so here's your chance!
 
$ 65.00 each, your choice!

 

EXCAVATED REGULATION SIZE REGIMENTAL NUMBERS
A nearly complete set of excavated regimental numbers from "0" to "9" except for the "3". All nice with no repairs or damage.
 
 
$ 65.00 Each

 

EXCAVATED NON-REGULATION SIZE REGIMENTAL NUMBERS
Excavated regimental numbers, these are about 3/4" tall, which is smaller than regulation.
All nice with no repairs or damage.

$ 45.00 each, your choice.

 

KENTUCKY STATE SEAL CUFF BUTTON, KY-1
15mm Cuff size. 
Backmark: Steele & AJohnson (RMDC).
 
$350.00  
(RB-16)

 

KENTUCKY MILITARY INSTITUTE BUTTON, SU-192
21
mm Coat size. 
Backmark: Horstmann Bro & Allien (RMDC).
 
$350.00  
(RB-10)

 

CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY BUTTON, CS-107-A1
23
mm Coat size. 
Backmark: S. Isaacs Campbell & Co / London / 71 Jermyn St.
 
$ 525.00  
(RB-6)

 

CONFEDERATE CAVALRY BUTTON, CS-127-A1
23
mm Coat size. 
Backmark: Superior / Quality.
 
$ 525.00  

 

We Are in the process of adding
a group of Confederate Money
to our Confederate Currency page.

Click Here to See Confederate Central Government Notes!

Click Here to See Southern State Notes!

We will be adding more for the next couple of days.

 

NORTH CAROLINA STATE SEAL BUTTON; NC-8
Confederate local channel back.  Coat size 23mm.
Perfect with tons of great Confederate Gilt!
$ 450.00 (RB-11)

 

NORTH CAROLINA STATE SEAL CUFF BUTTON; NC-2
B/M: Scovill Mfg. Co. / Waterbury.  Cuff size 15mm.
Perfect with 99% Gold!
$ 450.00 (RB-17)

 

LOUISIANA STATE SEAL; LA-7
B/M: Horstmann's / N.Y. & PHI.  Coat size 22mm.
Perfect with 85% Gold!
$ 350.00 (RB-12)

 

MARYLAND STATE SEAL MD-11-A1
Backmark: Extra QualityCoat size 22mm with nice gilt.
$ 350.00 (RB-14)

 

US PISTOL CARTRIDGE BOX BOX
About 6-1/8" wide X 4-1/2" tall X 1-1/2" deep overall,
this was worn on a cavalryman’s
waist belt for holding cartridges for his Colt, Remington, or other revolver.
A small bit of
finish crazing on the outer flap but overall is in excellent condition
Marked on outer flap by the inspector "T.J. Shepard" over the script letters "US".
$ 375.00
 

 

US PISTOL CARTRIDGE BOX BOX
About 7" wide X 5" tall X 1-5/8" deep overall,
this was worn on a cavalryman’s
waist belt for holding cartridges for his Colt, Remington, or other revolver.
A small bit of
crazing on the outer flap but overall is in excellent condition
Marked on outer flap "J. Davy & Co. / Newark, N.J."
$ 325.00
 

 

US NAVY FUSE BOX
About 4" wide X 3-1/2" tall X 2" deep,
this was worn on the naval gunner’s
waist belt for holding friction primers for firing the deck guns.
A bit of
crazing on the outer flap but stitching is tight and box is complete. 
Marked on inner body "US. N.Y/ Boston".
These are getting hard to find!   
$ 295.00
 

 

UNION MODEL 1851 SWORD BELT PLATE
Beautiful example of this style with the rays surrounding the eagle! Some use wear on the shield
but otherwise in fine condition.  Bench marked
on the back with number "25".
Nice, used condition! 
$ 350.00
 

 

US MODEL 1864 CARTRIDGE BOX
Light crazing on outer flap but stitching is tight and box is complete with tins
Strongly maker marked on inner flap "R. Nece / Philad" as well as the inspector mark of "F.A. Sniffen / U.S. / Ord. Dept. / Sub Inspector".
A very strong example!  $ 550.00
 

 

EXCAVATED  LOUISIANA STATE SEAL CUFF BUTTON, LA-3-Av
Backmark: Hyde & Goodrich / New Orleans.  Loaded with gold. No repairs and upright shank
Coat size, 22mm. Dug with the coat button also listed here in the Orange / Culpeper area of Virginia
. 
Another beauty!!  $ 325.00

 

EXCAVATED SILVER NORTH CAROLINA STATE SEAL BUTTON, NC-8-D
Slick brown patina with a good bit of silver.  Shank is intact
Dug in Caroline County, Virginia
.
$ 175.00

 

STAND FOR 6 OR 12 POUND BALL
We've been looking for a replacement for the metal stands that have become unavailable, and these look like they will do the trick! While similar in appearance to the iron stands, these are made of plastic, and do not require the rubber "bumpers" that were on the metal versions, since the plastic is not a risk to scratch or dent cast iron shells.  Light weight, but sturdy.
$ 15.00

 

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PATRIOTIC COVERS or ENVELOPES
Very nice, unused covers with colorful printed patriotic symbols. Only problem is they were once glued into a book or onto poster board or something.
$ 10.00 each, your choice!    

 

EXCAVATED US BREAST PLATE
Nice, excavated condition.
Dug in Fredericksburg, Virginia area.     
$ 195.00 (
BP-4)
EXCAVATED US BREAST PLATE
Nice, excavated condition.
Dug in Fredericksburg, Virginia area.     
$ 195.00 (
BP-5)

 

CS-26-B   CONFEDERATE 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.

$ 1395.00 
 

NON-DUG "US" BELT BUCKLE
This is the early type with oval stud, or "puppy paw" style belt attachments.
The buckle is in great shape with evidence of use, but no real damage!

$ 350.00

 

CS-1-A   CONFEDERATE STAFF OFFICER'S BUTTON
B\M: S. Isaacs Campbell & Co / London / St. James St
26mm coat size, beautiful!  The classic Confederate officer's button with the
drooped wing eagle and "CSA" in the shield, and this one is gorgeous!!!

$ 1795.00

 

CONFEDERATE ARSENALS, LABORATORIES AND ORDNANCE DEPOTS (3 Volumes)
A monumental study of 58 C.S. and southern state facilities, 55 of which produced bullets and cartridges during the war. But included in these 1248 pages are over 1300 photos and illustrations, including 593 bullet and cartridge specimens, 88 cartridge package labels and crates, 176 arsenal buildings and city views, 94 maps showing arsenal locations, 90 bullet molds, 48 original documents, 31 portraits of ordnance personnel, 88 miscellaneous images of cannon, machinery, percussion caps, rifles and carbines, coins, patents, artillery projectiles and 118 southern bank notes from the cities and towns that hosted C.S. ordnance manufactories.  In addition, the names of thousands of brave men, women and children who labored as cartridge makers for "the Cause" are honored within.  All 3 Volumes $ 150.00
 
 
cs-88.JPG (79435 bytes) cs-88back.JPG (84111 bytes) CONFEDERATE Non-Excavated "CS over A" BUTTON CS-88 - Extremely Rare!!
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).
$ 7500.00
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EXCAVATED ALLEGHENY ARSENAL BRIDLE BIT MARKED 1863
Relic condition with nice clear markings.  Missing "US" bosses and one ring.
Found at Kebeler Valley, about 6 miles from Danville, Virginia.
$ 225.00
 

 

19th Century Parlor Games!
THE GAME OF GIFTS, USES AND CONSEQUENCES, 19th century  
 Game cards and instructions inside.   Nice box and label!
$ 125.00 
 
TIPSY PHILOSOPHERS OR THE LAUGHABLE GAME OF WORDS BEWITCHED, 1859  
Instructions and cards inside.   Nice box and label!
$ 125.00 
 
PETER PUZZLEWIG'S MIRTHFUL GAME / HAPPY HITS AT USEFUL KNOWLEDGE, 19th century  
Lots of the original game cards inside.  The box is a bit frayed, sold "as is".
Nice original label!

$ 125.00 
 

 

COIN SILVER COLONIAL SHOE BUCKLES, Circa 1770
Approximately 2" x 1-3/4" unmarked shoe buckles with some decorative engraving.
These exhibit some wear from being buckled hundreds, if not thousands of times,
but are in nice overall condition and make a wonderful display.

$ 195.00
 

 

EXCAVATED NORFOLK MILITARY ACADEMY SU-390v  
16mm cuff size.  B/M: W. Scovills & Co. / Extra.
Once thought to be Transylvania University, has now been shown to be Norfolk Military Academy.
Perfect, with lots of gold!
$ 350.00

 

EXCAVATED LA-8-F LOUISIANA BUTTON
B/M: Local.  22
mm coat size. 
Slick brown patina with very strong gold highlights. No ground actin at all. Shank is gone.

$ 325.00 

 

EXCAVATED LA-8-G LOUISIANA BUTTON
B/M: Local.  22
mm coat size. 
Slick brown patina with better than average gold highlights and no ground action. Shank is missing.
 
$ 325.00 

 

EVERYDAY ARTIFACTS, America 1750 - 1850, by Anthony L. Tafel
112 8-1/2" x 11" pages with over 280 crisp color photos of artifacts of early American every-day life that were useful for surveying land,
 building log homes, farming the land, traveling, blacksmithing, cabinetmaking and more, more more!  From light paper ephemera such as
land surveys and playing cards to heavy garden stones and Conestoga wagon components, they are pictured and explained. 
This book is ideal for all of us with a passion for history and a curiosity about historic objects!

$ 20.00   (Soft Cover)
 

 

STRATEGEM 1861 Early Civil War Tactics and the Battle for the Potomac by Robert H. C. Alton
154 pages  8-1/4" X 10-1/4"  Early in the Civil War nearly ended in 1861 with a Confederate victory in the lesser known Battle for the Potomac River near Washington, DC.  This book explores the military tactics and the political landscape of the era and one of the most sensitive campaigns of the war, with events stretching from Baltimore to North Carolina's outer Banks.
$ 35.00
   

 

NON-EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE INFANTRY LOCAL BUTTON
23mm coat size. Nice condition, no pushes or damage.
A little staining or darkening on one edge. Local copper back.

$ 595.00 
 

 

"US" BIT BOSS
These were dug in a Union cavalry camp Varina, Virginia.
Your Choice: 
$ 40.00 each
 

 

BookInsigniaofIndepenence.JPG (691376 bytes) BookInsigniaofIndepenenceDetail.JPG (229366 bytes) INSIGNIA OF INDEPENDENCE, Military Buttons, Accouterment Plates & Gorgets of the American Revolution Don Troiani and James L. Kochan.   297 pages 8-1/2" X 11" full of pictures and descriptions of buttons, buckles, gorgets & more!  Nicely arranged with sections covering the uniform accouterment of the British, American and French forces of the American Revolution.   Hundreds of sharp, black & white photos of buttons & plates, mixed with color pictures of period paintings showing participants of the war wearing the very same equipment!  A must have for Rev War collectors!   $ 75.00  

 

StonewareEBTaylor1.JPG (161753 bytes) STORAGE CROCK "E. B. Taylor / Richmond, VA"
Fine condition with no cracks, chips or repairs. 
Approximately 10" tall.  1 Gallon capacity.
$ 295.00  
~~~~~~~~~~~~ We've have a number of stoneware pieces on our "Antiques" page! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

WhitworthBox1.JPG (360170 bytes) WHITWORTH CARTRIDGE PACKAGE - EXTREMELY RARE!
This is one of the few surviving boxes in existence!  Box only, no cartridges (although we will include the reproduction cartridge shown for display).  The box is approximately 3-1/2" x 3" x 1/2' in size.  Ammunition authority Dean Thomas (author of the Roundball to Rimfire series) notes that this is the only complete box for cylindrical Whitworths that is known to him.  One edge is torn as you would expect, but the rest of the box is in wonderful condition, retaining its original shape and even has the closure flap on the back. This is one of the rarest cartridge packages available!
$ 1495.00
 
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Dentist2.JPG (57129 bytes) 19th CENTURY TRADE SIGN
This dentist sign dates from the late 19th century and retains its original black paint with
gold leaf lettering.  The tin sign measures 45" x 20" with most of the original wood frame
and molding still intactWe purchased this in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
$ 395.00 
 
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ImageBlackHat.JPG (342664 bytes) 1/9th PLATE TINTYPE OF UNION ENLISTEDMAN
Very clear image of a young enlisted man seated in his four button sack coat, and wearing a
wide brimmed hat, with cord.  Full case.
$ 195.00 
 

 

MD-11SQ.JPG (65264 bytes) MD-11SQback.JPG (53986 bytes) MARYLAND STATE SEAL BUTTON MD-11
B/M: Superior / Quality.  Coat size. 
Perfect non-excavated condition with 99% gilt.  
$ 350.00

 

CS-153-A.JPG (82503 bytes) CS-153-Aback.JPG (91587 bytes) NON-DUG CONFEDERATE ENGINEER BUTTON CS-153-A
B/M: HT & B / Manchester.
Perfect condition with 99% original gilt.  Great price!
$ 750.00   On Hold!!

 

cathedral11.jpg (88146 bytes) CATHEDRAL PICKLE BOTTLE
Aqua, 11-1/2" tall in perfect condition
with no damage!
$ 250.00

 

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

 

Fuse (49) A.JPG (77340 bytes) Fuse (49).JPG (60982 bytes) DYER WHITE METAL FUSE  
Rare tapered stem.  
See page 37 of Artillery Fuses of the Civil War by Charles H. Jones.

$ 125.00 (49)
 
Fuse (28)A.JPG (74745 bytes) Fuse (28).JPG (98021 bytes) WHITE METAL PARROTT FUSE  
Lipped for 20 - 30 pound Parrott shells.  


$ 85.00 (28)
 
Fuse (30)A.JPG (82060 bytes) Fuse (30).JPG (98424 bytes) PARROTT PERCUSSION FUSE  
All brass... Rare!
See page 84 of Artillery Fuses of the Civil War by Charles H. Jones.

$ 325.00 (30
 

 

Image PGT.JPG (69340 bytes) Image PGT2.JPG (52292 bytes) CDV IMAGE of CONFEDERATE GENERAL P.G.T. BEAUREGARD
Taken from life image of the famous Confederate General.  The paper image has been removed from it's card stock backing. The image is nicely toned.
$ 95.00
 

 

DugNavyFront.JPG (61254 bytes) DugNavyBack.JPG (55857 bytes) EXCAVATED UNION NAVY BUTTON
Coat size 2-piece navy with straight shank and lots of gold.
$ 135.00
 

 

DugCorps7front.JPG (76391 bytes) DugCorps7back.JPG (82115 bytes) EXCAVATED 7TH CORPS BADGE
Perfect stamped brass with no bends, cracks or repairs.
Dug in a Union camp near the intersection of I-95 & Rt 17 in Stafford County, VA.
$ 350.00
 

 

dug cs shield.jpg (75634 bytes) EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE SADDLE SHIELD
This is the unmarked version of the same style often found embossed with "CS". Approximately 2" tall X 1-1/2" wide.
$ 195.00 
 

 

OD-24.JPG (166298 bytes) OD-24back.JPG (43406 bytes) NON-EXCAVATED OFFICIAL & DIPLOMATIC SERVICE  OD-24
Coat size, "R&W Robinson" (in a ribbon) backmark.  Brilliant button with 99.9% original gilt. Perfect!!
$ 195.00
 

 

MO-1.JPG (84915 bytes) MO-1back.JPG (166612 bytes) NON-EXCAVATED MISSOURI STATE SEAL MO-1
Nice, with no damage and lots of gilt.  Extra / Quality backmark.
$ 325.00
 

 

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ZACHARY TAYLOR CAMPAIGN BUTTONS 1848
Four large size (25mm) and one small size (14mm) buttons with great, untouched patinas. Backmark is "Hero of Monterey" on the large size and "Extra Sporting" on the small one.  No rust on the backs.  Not often that we find campaign buttons all from the same coat!
Your Choice, coat or cuff: $ 150.00 each
 

 

CC-NC-02.JPG (142969 bytes) CC-NC-02b.JPG (160597 bytes) North Carolina
Issue of December, 1771
30 Shillings
$ 250.00  CC-NC-02
There is more early currency on the "Rev. War" page!      

 

Image US Flag Pin.JPG (198421 bytes) AMBROTYPE OF UNION SOLDIER with FLAG PIN
1/9th plate tintype of a US soldier with patriotic flag on on his kepi. Housed in full thermoplastic case with just the usual nicks.
$ 195.00 
 

 

Dug Spur Sheldon.JPG (64985 bytes) Dug Spur Sheldon 2.JPG (74795 bytes) EXCAVATED MARKED CIVIL WAR SPUR
Civilian pattern, but definitely military used having been recovered along with nine muskets and numerous other artifacts from a camp on the Po River in Spotsylvania, Virginia.  Marked "Sheldon" on the strap bar, along with stars and other markings.
$ 195.00 
 

 

dug eagle a cuff.jpg (59460 bytes) Dug Eagle A Cuff back.JPG (65893 bytes) EXCAVATED UNION ARTILLERY CUFF BUTTON
16mm cuff size.  Scovill Co / Waterbury backmark, with tons of gilt and a perfect shank.
$ 55.00 
 

 

Dug NA-112.JPG (122343 bytes) Dug NA-112 back.JPG (110777 bytes) EXCAVATED UNION NAVY BUTTON
23mm coat size.  Brown patina with lots of gold and a slightly bent shank.
Scovill Mfg Co / Waterbury backmark. Dug  in Virginia.
$ 95.00 
 

 

Dug Eagle A.JPG (69375 bytes) Dug Eagle A back.JPG (81250 bytes) EXCAVATED ARTILLERY OFFICER'S OVERCOAT BUTTON
23mm with perfect shank and lots of gold!!! 
$ 85.00

 

Dug EG-6.JPG (131242 bytes) Dug EG-6 back.JPG (60767 bytes) EXCAVATED EG-6 ENGINEER'S BUTTON
23mm coat size. No shank, but tons of gold!!!  Scovill Mfg Co / Waterbury backmark.
$ 350.00
 

 

Moore  Patent 1.JPG (96116 bytes) Moore  Patent 2.JPG (87922 bytes) MOORE'S PATENT FRONT LOADING REVOLVER 32 Caliber Teat-Fire
An attempt to get by the Rollins White patents, these took a front loaded teat-fire cartridge. This one has had all the iron cleaned to near bright, with some areas of old pitting on the cylinder. The barrel markings are: "Moore's Pat. Fire Arms Co. Brooklyn N.Y." and the cylinder marked: "D. Williamson's Patent Jan. 5, 1864". The brass is all very nice, with attractive escroll engraving.  $ 595.00   We just put this and a couple more on our "Weapons" page!
 

 

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Just Released!!!!

The Civil War Collector's Price Guide 12th Edition
280 pages of every collecting category of the American Civil War. This edition of the Guide features not only updated values but also 500 black-and-white images, numerous full-color pages, scores upon scores of new listings, and even an all-new category.
 $40.00
 

 

BOOKambuck.JPG (171796 bytes) Back in print and in stock now!!!!

AMERICAN MILITARY BELT PLATES by Michael O'Donnel & Duncan Campbell.

600+ pages of everything from the American Revolution up to and past the Civil War.   
$50.00
 

 

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New Book!  New Book!   New Book!  New Book!  New Book! 
GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD RELICS & SOUVENIRS
by Mike O'Donnell with Charles "Hap" Hazard & Sue Boardman,  319 pages
Page after page of wonderful relics with brief descriptions of what they are, and where they were found on the battlefields of Gettysburg!  Whether "cleaned up" off the field immediately after the battle, "eyeballed" years later, or metal detected decades later, they are all part of this fascinating study!  This is an outstanding reference book that everyone should have!
$ 35.00
 

 

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EXCAVATED LOUISIANA CUFF BUTTON
B/M: blank. 
Good condition, with great gold, this was dug in a Texas / Louisiana camp at Bowlers Mill in Louisia County, Virginia.
$ 375.00

 

 

DugBoxPlateBoyd.JPG (84541 bytes) DugBoxPlateBoydBack.JPG (85638 bytes) EXCAVATED MAKER MARKED CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE
Great condition, smooth lead back with and easily readable "Boyd &Sons / Boston" mark.  One of the loops is smashed down (but still solid) and the other is perfect.  There is a very slight, gradual bend below the "U" that is hardly noticeable unless you pick it up and examine it.    $ 295.00
 

 

DugRosette1.JPG (110544 bytes) EXCAVATED ROSETTE
Stamped brass and lead filled. 
$ 30.00 
   
DugRosette2.JPG (94731 bytes) EXCAVATED ROSETTE
Stamped brass and lead filled. 
$ 30.00
   
DugScabbardTips.JPG (51211 bytes) EXCAVATED
Nice scabbard tips. 
$ 10.00 each
   
DugWatchKey.JPG (44127 bytes) EXCAVATED WATCH KEY
Gold gilted....  very fancy!  
$ 25.00
   
SpursPair.JPG (52085 bytes) EXCAVATED UNION SPURS
A nice matched pair.
$ 125.00
   

 

FuseParrott3.JPG (28566 bytes) FuseParrott3A.JPG (21827 bytes) PARROTT FUSE ADAPTER
White metal
$ 55.00

 

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ARTILLERY FRICTION PRIMERS
Dug at Chancellorsville Battlefield near the park.
$ 18.00 each

 

 

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EXCAVATED SHIELD
Brass shield with the number "3" on the face. The attachment pin is gone from the back
$ 150.00

 

DugVA-22.JPG (100442 bytes) DugVA-22back.JPG (93744 bytes) VIRGINIA STATE SEAL BUTTON
VA-22. 
B/M: Local.
Perfect and chocolate brown. 
$ 195.00

 

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EXCAVATED UNION REGULATION CAVALRY SPUR
Nice, with some of the rowel remaining. Dug at Todd's Tavern, in Spotsylvania, Virginia.  
 $ 65.00

 

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U.S. ARMY & MILITIA CANTEENS 1775 - 1910 by Mike O'Donnel
Nice hardbound, scholarly work on a very diverse and interesting subject.  300 pages covering wood canteens (both militia style and Confederate) metal canteens (northern, southern and militia) and all sorts of "filter canteens", "medical canteens" and other specialized types.  Tons of excellent photographs with profuse text and details on who made and sold these critical pieces of military equipment.
$ 38.50

 

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MANUFACTURER MARKED BLUE DECORATED STORAGE CROCK
One gallon ovoid, wide mouth crock with blue decoration around the lifting lugs, and the stamped maker's mark.  Mar reads, "Smith & Day / Manufacturers / Norwalk Con" in a nice blue oval.  Crock is 9" tall and about 6" at the opening.  Condition is near perfect with only a few very minor base chips.
$ 395.00

 

canteenstl1.jpg (288817 bytes) CANTEENstl2.JPG (266512 bytes) MODEL 1858 SMOOTHSIDE CANTEEN WITH BROWN COVER.
Great condition with full cover that has a small 3" long seem split along the edge at the 5 o'clock position.  Original stopper.
$ 450.00

 

CanteenJHF1.JPG (289777 bytes) CanteenJHF2.JPG (312668 bytes) CanteenJHF3.JPG (174789 bytes) MODEL 1858 SMOOTHSIDE CANTEEN WITH BLUE-GRAY COVER.
Perfect condition with 100% of original cover that appears to be a blue-gray color.   The initials "JHF" are deeply carved into the pewter spout.   Beautiful piece!
$ 595.00

 

CANTEEN1858tin1.JPG (127035 bytes) CANTEEN1858tin2.JPG (107014 bytes) MODEL 1858 SMOOTH SIDE CANTEEN WITH TIN SPOUT.
Somewhat unusual appearance with a few light body dings and a great tin spout with original cork and stopper.  This is the canteen that is often referred to as the St. Louis Arsenal style.
$ 295.00

 

Corps1.jpg (72580 bytes) Cloth Corps Badge    1st Corps - Sphere
Approximately 2-1/4" in diameter, with green polished cotton backing, and gold bullion border. $ 495.00 Stolen!!  This was taken from our shop January 11.  Please let us know if you see it!

 

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