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REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND COLONIAL

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Below you will find Military and Civilian Artifacts from the early years of America.

 

REVOLUTIONARY WAR CARTRIDGE BOX

18th Century leather cartridge box with 24 hole wooden block.  Has a nice tooled design around the outer flap and some tack design as well.  The tacks may have been added after it's Revolutionary War service, as we see this more frequently in the 19th century.  It is in very nice overall condition with tight stitching and supple leather.  The attachment at the bottom that the leather tab would have hooked on to is gone, but that's really the only thing missing from this one!

Revolutionary War leather is hard to find!

$ 1250.00  

 

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)

 

"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 "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 "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

 

RARE SET OF COLONIAL ERA BUTTONS, circa 1780
Large (approximately 1-1/4") copper buttons with hand stamped details.
You see one or two buttons routinely, but full sets of these are incredibly
hard to find. There are 22 in all.

$ 450.00

 

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SET OF CUT STEEL BUTTONS. Set of 23 matching colonial buttons with finely engraved sprig design in center.  All shanks intact. 1-1/4" in diameter.   It's really hard to find a matching set of colonial buttons. $595.00

 

The following are pay tables from Connecticut, during the American Revolution.  We have several of some of these, and have tried to show one of each style.

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STATE OF CONNECTICUT PAY TABLE DATED 1783 . Nice printed document suitable for framing. 
$ 45.00

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STATE OF CONNECTICUT PAY TABLE DATED 1783  Counter signed by J. Huntington, Brig. General. Nice printed document suitable for framing.  $ 65.00

 

State Currency

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Issue of December, 1771
1 Pound
Creased down the center.
$ 195.00  CC-NC-01 
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Issue of December, 1771
30 Shillings
$ 250.00  CC-NC-02
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Issue of December, 1771
1 Pound
$ 195.00  CC-NC-03
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Issue of December, 1771
2 Pounds
$ 295.00  CC-NC-04
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Issue of December, 1771

5 Shillings
Tape reinforced on back.
$ 115.00  CC-NC-05