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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.

 

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
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$ 895.00
 

 

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!  

SOLD!!   (4-15)

 

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)
 

 

 
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.
$ 4695.00  Reduced Price!   $ 3995.00
 

 

EMBROIDERED VEST IN SUPERB CONDITION!
Magnificent embroidered vest in outstanding condition!
All of the embroidery still retains it's original bright and vibrant colors.
The only damaged is a 2" frayed area at the bottom  of one side seam and that's it!
Awesome display piece, circa 1800!

SOLD!!
 

 

American:


British:

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

$ 150.00
EXCAVATED REVOLUTIONARY WAR BRITISH 29th REGIMENT OF FOOT ENLISTED MAN'S BUTTON
17mm, cuff size. 
Dug in New York.

$ 150.00

MASSACHUSETTS-BAY STATE CURRENCY, EIGHT DOLLARS
May 5, 1780
 
Revolutionary War!

SOLD!!  (CC-MA-16)
 

 

FRENCH COLONIAL 1738 LOUIS XV SILVER ECU AU BANDEAU 
Approximately 1-5/16" (41mm) in diameter.  
SOLD!! 
 
SPANISH COLONIAL 1774 CHARLES III SILVER ONE REALE - Mexico Mint
Approximately 13/16" (21mm) in diameter.  
SOLD!! 
 
SPANISH COLONIAL 1774 CHARLES III SILVER HALF REALE - Mexico Mint
Approximately 11/16" (18mm) in diameter.  
SOLD!! 
 

 

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
 

 

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   

 

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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

 

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Non-Dug!
Large size, non-dug officer's button with bone back and heavily gilted.
SOLD!!   (159)

 

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