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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.

 

EXCAVATED REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENLISTED MAN'S ARTILLERY BUTTON
Approximately 21mm in diameter, made of cast brass, this American made button is the enlisted version.  The face has a bit of roughness to the chocolate brown patina but the detail of a cannon and flag is visible. 
See page 207 in Insignia of Independence by Don Troiani and James Kochan for information and examples.
$ 895.00 

 

EXCAVATED WAR OF 1812 ERA BRITISH 7th REGIMENT OF FOOT ROYAL FUSILIERS BUTTON
Beautiful condition, 27mm coat size, 1-piece stamped brass button with VII on cross within garter and eight pointed star on the face and backmarked "Eginton / Birmingham" on the back.  The shank is missing, but other than that, this one is a beauty!
$ 150.00 

 

EXCAVATED REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA BRITISH INSIGNIA
These were found this year at a site in King George County, Virginia.  The cast brass crown is approximately 1-7/8" wide by 1-38" tall and is double sided.  It looks like part of a cross belt plate, or perhaps a cartridge box plate.   We could not find an exact match, but see pages 10, 11 & 159 of Insignia of Independence by Don Troiani and James Kochan for similar pieces.

 The other cast brass piece is about 2-1/2" tall and 1-5/8" wide, with a piece missing at the top.  It has one finished side and we don't know exactly what it is except early and cool!

Both pieces  $ 450.00

 

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 3-1/2" x 2-3/4"and is protected by a slightly convex cover glass.
$ 550.00 

 

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)

 

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.

SOLD!!!

 

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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.
SOLD!!!
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Issue of December, 1771
30 Shillings
SOLD!!!  CC-NC-02
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Issue of December, 1771
1 Pound
SOLD!!!  CC-NC-03
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Issue of December, 1771
2 Pounds
SOLD!!!
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Issue of December, 1771

5 Shillings
Tape reinforced on back.
SOLD!!!  CC-NC-05