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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3343: Civil War era BONE DOMINOES
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3343

Civil War era BONE DOMINOES

An especially attractive full set of ebony mounted bone dominoes. With all the evidence of Civil War era construction and materials, each game piece measures a substantial 7/8 x 1 ¾ x 7/16 of an inch thick and is fashioned from slab sawed bone and black ebony held together by a single brass pin. ( Illustrated here with a Civil War vintage quarter for size comparison. ) A full set of twenty-eight game pieces all matching and in fine condition, this is an especially nice set for the collector who strives for authenticity and period charm. The set offers an attractive smooth age patina with no splits, chips or cracks in the game pieces, each with distinctive red dots which set the whole thing apart from the more common set with black dots. This eye appealing, fine condition, Civil War period game, will fit well in any personal grouping Union or Confederate.
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3363

Civil War tinned sheet-iron ARMY MESS PAN

This neat Civil War mess pan measures 6 5/8 inches across the mouth, tapering to a 4 ¼ inch diameter base and stands approximately 2 inches high. It is constructed of tinned sheet iron in the classic three section fashion (two side panels & a bottom sheet) with hand soldered joints. The piece was acquired some years ago in a small grouping from the inventory of period military equipage Civil War surplus dealer, Francis Bannerman. The type is well illustrated in BANNERMAN’S MILLITARY GOODS Catalog of 1903 where these ARMY mess pans were offered from his government purchases after the Civil War. A rare opportunity to acquire an example of the type in something more than excavated condition. This one remains in excellent as issue condition with the exception of a nice unpolished age patina. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3376: scarce: Southern Patriotic - thermoplastic PHOTO CASE
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3376

scarce: Southern Patriotic - thermoplastic PHOTO CASE

This wonderful all original quarter-plate thermoplastic photo case remains in fine condition, tight at the hinges and clasp with no chips, cracks, or warping. Both front and back present the same high relief South Carolina scene of the famous 1836 wilderness dinner meeting between Southern Department of the Continental Army, partisan forces commander Genl. Francis Marion (The Swamp Fox.) and British officers. A clandestine meeting to arrange exchange of prisoners, the occasion would be brought before the American public and immortalized by South Carolina artist John Blake White’s painting which now hangs in the senate gallery in Washington. Credited with playing a key role in reclaiming most of South Carolina from the British in 1781 Gen. Marion became a lasting hero in the South extending through the Civil War era when the exploits of the Swamp Fox and his men became a Confederate rallying point. The scene then popularly known as the Sweet Potato Supper was utilized on the Confederate $10.00 bill and was preserved in a limited production run of decorative thermoplastic photo cases. A scarce piece of interest in a wide variety of collector categories the condition and originality of this offering is guaranteed to please. As with all direct sales, we are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3367: Civil War era SMOKING CAP
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3367

Civil War era SMOKING CAP

A mark of the Victorian genteel , the mid 19th century smoking cap was an especially comforting accessory to many a socially minded officer of the more leisurely geared life of winter camp. A demonstration of individuality with a frequently rich gaudiness, the smoking cap, designed and stitched by loving hands, offered a most popular remembrance from home when shipped to the front. Examples of these highly prized camp or smoking caps may be seen in the more advanced public and private collections with published illustrations appearing in both of Time Life’s Echoes of Glory volumes. This offering is of hand stitched velvet construction set off by colorful hand needlework embellishment. The cap is in excellent all original condition with only the most minimal evidence of age and period use as testimony to originality. A wonderful all original example remaining in fine condition.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3386: New England Guards / ladies PIN & EARRINGS  set
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3386

New England Guards / ladies PIN & EARRINGS set

This wonderful ladies pin and earrings set was nicely jeweler made in the period from uniform buttons of the historic New England Guards militia of Boston. (see also our item 3122) Made from R. W. Robinson uniform buttons (in business from 1836 to 1848) this set properly dates from the Mexican War era with use through the Civil War. They are photographed here with a US quarter for size comparison and we have left the set un-cleaned and as found with a full complement of age patina.
Organized in Boston in the early fall of 1812, the New England Guards was comprised of Boston’s socially elite. A practice that would stay with the unit throughout it’s existence, passing through the Civil War when the NEG took up the mantle of war as the 24th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (1861-1866). As the 24th Mass. members of the New England Guards would see action at the battles of Roanoke Island, New Bern, Secessionville, the Assault on Fort Wagner, Drewry's Bluff, the Bermuda Hundred line, siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, and more. At the war’s closing the hard fought 24th performed guard duty in Richmond, not mustering out until January 20, 1866. A wonderful token of affection from a member of the elite NEG to a special lady, this jewelery set remains in excellent totally wearable condition just as it was set aside decades ago.

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3369: Civil War era ‘Arms movement South’ -  SATIRICAL  ENVELOPE
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3369

Civil War era ‘Arms movement South’ - SATIRICAL ENVELOPE

Patriotic and politically satirical postal covers were a popularly circulated art form in the times of the American Civil War with virtually every subject and opinion of the day expressed. Political and social satire envelopes were second only to patriotic subjects with both pro Union and pro Confederate bent. While the vast majority were put to use in the mails and have not survived, the wide variety of subject matter made the little covers a natural collectible even in the period. An ever dwindling supply of nice condition, unused examples have thus survived offering today’s collector / historian an opportunity to put together a respectable collection of quality original examples. Though steadily growing in value these covers still offer an opportunity on to accumulate a category of original Civil War artifacts and watch them grow in interest and value all at a relatively modest initial cost. We try to keep a small and varying supply of these on our site for those folks who might enjoy them. You can bring them all up for viewing by entering satirical envelope in our search feature.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3372: Civil War MAGIC LANTERN SLIDE
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3372

Civil War MAGIC LANTERN SLIDE

This wood framed magic lantern slide measures a standard 6 7/8" X 4" and houses a brilliantly hand colored 3 1/4" diameter sealed glass slide image depicting a colorful school yard scene set off by a colorful American flag fluttering high atop the magnificent old school. The image remains in excellent condition with no fading of the old oil coloration and will display well before a lighted backdrop, projected, or simply placed over white background. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting our catalog!!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3377: Civil War era Dr. Strong’s STOMACH PILLS /  UN-OPENED PACKET
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3377

Civil War era Dr. Strong’s STOMACH PILLS / UN-OPENED PACKET

All original and still sealed with a spot of that old orange sealing wax that will be familiar to Civil War era collectors, this packet of DR. STRONG’S vegetable STOMACH PILLS will set in nicely with any mid 19th century medical, apothecary, or personal grouping. Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison this little packet will unwrap to reveal a 6 X 9 ¾ inch printed sheet offering directions for use and claims as a curative for all manner of ailments from dyspepsia to coughs, colds as well as asthma and bronchitis. Inside this colorful wrapping is the pill container it self; a wonderful little 2x1 inch oval shaped wooden box. In the box are the 30 original vegetable pills as promised on Dr. Strong’s colorful outer label (not offered here for consumption).
We acquired a number of these original packets years ago when such things could occasionally be found and thought they were long gone until we recently discovered a few while digging through our considerable accumulation of period stuff. Offered here individually priced, if you would like one to preserve as is and one to open for display let us know and we will give you a lesser price for the second one. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!
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3385

R. E. LEE CDV / early Civil War publication

Published early in the Civil War when properWar of the Rebellion views of the new Confederate commander were not available to meet the demand in the Union East, this view of an earlier Robert E. Lee, still dark haired and wearing a Virginia Militia uniform, found its’ way into many a Yankee CDV album. Not a particularly high quality effort, these inexpensive un-backmarked, early photographs, were frequently replaced later on when Union photographers began to pirate more timely Confederate views of Lee. Unlike this example which remains in especially fine original condition most of these early views that have survived are in rather poor condition with creased and doggy mounts. With the exception of a small, finely penned, period brown ink collection number on the back, this original example remains absolutely as new.

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3390: early OCTAGONAL SPECTACLES
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3390

early OCTAGONAL SPECTACLES

Unlike the more finely made spectacles of silver or gold the common man’s steel framed spectacles were generally used up and cast away in the period seldom to be preserved for the appreciative modern day collector. Our illustrations should do best to describe this wonderful pair of steel framed spectacles except to remind the viewer that all is original and in fine condition just as laid away decades ago. With lots of original fire blue on the delicate steel frame and the classic octagonal lens shape, this pair of early eye ware appear nearly unused. Set off by the original patent leather pocket case, these glasses will fit well in any early American grouping. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3410: c. 1860 STEPHEN A. DOUGLASS -  POLITICAL / PATRIOTIC -  ENVELOPE
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3410

c. 1860 STEPHEN A. DOUGLASS - POLITICAL / PATRIOTIC - ENVELOPE

Patriotic and politically satirical postal covers were a popularly circulated art form in the times of the American Civil War with virtually every subject and opinion of the day expressed. Political and social satire envelopes were second only to patriotic subjects with both pro Union and pro Confederate bent. While the vast majority were put to use in the mails and have not survived, the wide variety of subject matter made the little covers a natural collectible even in the period. An ever dwindling supply of nice condition, unused examples have thus survived offering today’s collector / historian an opportunity to put together a respectable collection of quality original examples. Though steadily growing in value these covers still offer an opportunity on to accumulate a category of original Civil War artifacts and watch them grow in interest and value all at a relatively modest initial cost. We try to keep a small and varying supply of these on our site for those folks who might enjoy them. You can bring them all up for viewing by entering satirical envelope in our search feature.

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3407

extra large - 18th / early 19th Century LADY'S HORN COMB

A wonderful large (7 X 4 ¾ inch) early lady’s comb, hand cut from cow horn and worked thin so as to be light and translucent. Clearly not a relic of the refined well to do who could afford the more fashionable imported combs of pressed tortuous or fine embossed horn, this comb was hand made of domestic material likely by someone special to the lady who received it. All in perfect condition with no splits, cracks or stains, this lovely early American comb offers a beautiful delicate color with an attractive age patina and good evidence of hand crafting. A nice, hard to find lady’s accessory attic stored for safe keeping decades ago.
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3439

Pat. 1864 dated - PASTEBOARD THREAD BOX

This neat little pasteboard advertising box measures approximately 2 ¾ X 4 5/16 and remains in excellent condition, solid and with only the most minimal evidence of period use as testimony to it’s age and originality. The label identifies the original content as 25 spools of Pat. April 5, 1864 Button Hole Twist. Seldom found today as most examples were used up in the period as handy catch-all containers for sewing implements, writing material, and all manner of small personal use items, such old advertising boxes make attractive additions to period groupings. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3437: Civil War era  PASTEBOARD - AMERICAN PIN Co. - BOX
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3437

Civil War era PASTEBOARD - AMERICAN PIN Co. - BOX

In eye appealing subtle colors typical of the time, this Civil War vintage pasteboard box remains in excellent all original condition with only minor evidence of period use attesting to it’s age and originality. Measuring approximately 3 ¾ X 5 1/8 inches X 1 inch deep, the original content is recorded on the cover as 2 Gro. SILVERED No. 2 HOOKS & EYES MANUFACTURED BY THE American Pin Co. WATERBURY, CONN. (see: Civil War vintage Business Directories) (Hook & Eye fasteners were in common use both in lady’s and men’s garments and will be familiar to the military uniform enthusiast by virtue of their use at the collar of cavalry and mounted artillery shell jackets.) Seldom found today as most examples were used up in the period as handy catch-all containers for sewing implements, writing material, and all manner of small personal use items, such old advertising boxes make attractive additions to period groupings. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting our catalog!!

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3444: Civil War era BOOT & SHOE SCUFF PLATES
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3444

Civil War era BOOT & SHOE SCUFF PLATES

These PAT. NOV. 29, 1853 brass scuff plates were a popular addition to the toe caps of period children’s and men’s utility boots and shoes. Fastened over the toe by two small brads into the sole welt these handy little gadgets would undoubtedly extend the life of a new pair of boots or shoes by several fold. A common type used in the Civil War says Stanley Philips in his classic reference Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields & Campsites of the Civil War Shown here with a Gettysburg excavated example in our own collection. (not included) These offer a nice even age patina, have never been used and remain as they would have been out of the box. A neat item reminiscent of 19th century Yankee ingenuity. Buy with confidence! All direct sales are backed by no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased ! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item is being returned per these previsions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3452: Civil War - Gen. Phil Sheridan  ADVERTISING CDV
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3452

Civil War - Gen. Phil Sheridan ADVERTISING CDV

All in fine original condition just as it must have appeared when placed in a parlor photograph album in the period, this patent patriotically embossed CDV with it’s photo of Civil War Gen. Philip Sheridan, was an advertising hand-out distributed by Salisbury, Bro. & Co., Providence, R.I. . As purveyors of GOLD & GOLD PLATED JEWELRY the Road Island jewelers would have been an obvious local source of private purchase Corps devices, and other patriotic identification pins.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3466: Civil War era French Import : CIGARETTE (CIGARILLO) PAPERS
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3466

Civil War era French Import : CIGARETTE (CIGARILLO) PAPERS

Offered here from an original package of same, found wrapped in period news print, is a single packet of 50 individual Lemaire - Daime tube cigarette papers. An import from a time when the more progressive (well to do) utilized such as a badge of social stature, the withdrawing of a single paper from the packet and filling it with a medium fine cut Virginia tobacco made a special statement. Dating circa 1860 / 1863 (see: Catalog of Cigarette Rolling Papers 1850 / 1950 by P. Ellis) original single examples, to say nothing of full booklets of 50, of these flattened tubular papers are extremely rare. Photographed here with a period quarter for size comparison, we have illustrated the original news paper wrapped package as found and individual packets (as offered for sale here) each containing 50 individual cigarette papers (Enter the number 3472 in our search feature to see a nice companion item.)

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3472: Civil War era Cherry Wood - CIGARETTE (CIGARILLO) HOLDER
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3472

Civil War era Cherry Wood - CIGARETTE (CIGARILLO) HOLDER

We have a small number of these original Civil War era cigarillo (a small cigar frequently referred to as a cigarette in the period) holders and are offering them here individually priced for the collector who would like one to lay in with other tobacco, smoking or period personal items. In as new and un-used condition, we have illustrated this one with a US quarter for size comparison. A neat companion piece for our original period cigarette / cigarillo paper packets, (Item 3466)


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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3453: Civil War era French Mustard Jar
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3453

Civil War era French Mustard Jar

This classic Civil War vintage condiment jar will display well in any period grouping. The type is well documented by such archeological finds as that of the steam river freighter Bertrand (sunk in 1865) who’s wreck site yielded cases of French import barrelmustard jars; (see: Fig.68,The Bertrand Bottles by Ronald Switzer). This jar measures approximately 5.25 inches high and remains in nice condition with no discoloration, staining, cracks or chips. The jar is boldly embossed MOUTARDE DIAPHANE (‘Diaphane’ implying a very fine product) and LOUIT FRERES & Co. (see: Fig. 60, Civil War Bottles by Parks & Pasvantis)

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3465: early Diamond Match Co. ‘HOTEL PLUG’ MATCH PACKET
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early Diamond Match Co. ‘HOTEL PLUG’ MATCH PACKET

Illustrated here with a Civil War era quarter for size comparison is a full, all original packet of stick matches just as it was found in the remnants of it’s tattered old store package. While the store package was long gone before we could save it we were successful in acquiring a hand full of the original packets and are offering them here by the single packet for the collector who would enjoy having one. A nice companion piece for any period personal item display or to set in with antique lighting or tobacco smoking material. Each packet is full of matches, remains in nice condition and is just as it was removed from the store packet. (see collection display: National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.)
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