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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3639: Victorian Perforated Paper Needlework
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3639

Victorian Perforated Paper Needlework

Our photographs should do best to describe this attractive and collectable offering except to advise that it measures approximately 3 ¾ X 3 1/8 inches and remains in excellent original condition. ( Illustrated here with a vintage quarter for size comparison. ) An attractive example of a colorful handcraft popular from the 1850s through the Civil War and reconstruction period. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3581: original -William Sartain – U. S. GRANT & SHERMAN PRINT
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3581

original -William Sartain – U. S. GRANT & SHERMAN PRINT

This scarce print by William Sartain, was published in 1865 and is titled THE COUNCIL OF WAR. We will let the print subject speak for itself except to say that it measures 10 X 15.5 inches and will make an especially desirable piece for the cigar and tobacco aficionado as both U. S. Grant and Sherman light up with a large open cigar box behind Grant for backup. Some age foxing and a small tear or two around the edge will not impact negatively once properly matted. A difficult example to find. 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!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3587: Civil War Promotional Warrant to 6th Corporal - 22nd MAINE INFANTRY
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3587

Civil War Promotional Warrant to 6th Corporal - 22nd MAINE INFANTRY

An original Civil War promotional warrant to 6th Corporal issued at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 10, 1862 to Henry C. Spooner of Co. H 22nd Maine Volunteer Infantry. The warrant is signed by the regimental commander Col. Simon G. Jerrard. The 22nd Maine participated in the reconnaissance in the rear of Port Hudson and formed a part of the expedition up the Atchafalaya to attack the Confederate works in the rear. It defeated the enemy in a sharp engagement at Irish Bend and participated in two assaults on the works at Port Hudson. After the surrender of that place the 22nd was quartered inside the works.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3640: state issue  Model 1860 CAVALRY SABER
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3640

state issue Model 1860 CAVALRY SABER

Offered here uncleaned and untouched just as it was set aside in a Maine farm house sometime after the Civil War, is this nice old Mod. 1860 Civil War issue cavalry saber. If it is the authenticity and charm of a carried saber that you desire, this one will fit the bill. With no maker nor government inspector marking this well used but pleasing condition saber is clearly a state issue piece. As such it is a rather scarce example as the majority of Maine cavalry seemed to carry the earlier and heavier Mod. 1840 wrist breaker though identified period photographs have offered proof that the Mod. 1860 was indeed carried by troops of both the 1st and 2nd Maine Cavalry. This example shows good evidence of period use and carrying with the usual dents and dings of field use on the scabbard and guard with its original wire wrap over well worn but solid grip leather. The blade is in excellent original condition, full length with no chips or dings in its edge. The scabbard is minus its throat insert and retains a coarse coat of period tar based paint. Both conditions are original to the period and familiar to us as long time Maine Civil War collectors. Theories as to the purpose of removing the insert tend to center on ease of draw from the scabbard and opinions on application of the flat tar based paint run from protection from rain to toning down the glint of shiny scabbards in the sun and moonlight. At any rate we would recommend leaving all as is thus preserving the hard to find as carried Maine cavalry saber. 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. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!


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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3576: U. S. Grant & Family CDV
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3576

U. S. Grant & Family CDV

Sold at an inexpensive price or given away as advertisements such views of prominent figures were popularly collected during the Civil War era. This example of U. S. Grant and family was put out by Geo. Stinson & Co. of Portland, Maine. A nice original period item without spending a lot of money. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3612: c. 1857 / BOSTON THEATRE / Ronzani Ballet Troop  /  BROADSIDE
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3612

c. 1857 / BOSTON THEATRE / Ronzani Ballet Troop / BROADSIDE

Measuring approximately 16 1/2 X 18 inches, this original Boston Theater, play broadside, boast the renowned Ponzani Ballet Troop in FAUST. The bill touts the names of a number of the period theater’s successful performers and advises prospective attendees that A box in the second tier has been assigned for the use of Colored Persons who can only be admitted to this part of the Theatre. This original advertising broadside is dated November 13,1857 and remains in excellent condition. An outstanding piece of theatrical Americana, this bill will fit well in any quality advertising or ephemera grouping.
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3604

Civil War era & earlier - INSIGNIA STENCIL

This 2.5 X 2 inch hand cut sheet brass marking stencil is out of a small grouping of similar stencils used in the period as a marking guide in the hand stitching of military insignia and patriotic finery. ( Illustrated here with a Civil War vintage quarter for size comparison. ) A neat, hard to find item for the insignia collector or period needlework, sewing or textile enthusiast. 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 3643: Original! -Civil War era ARTILLERY  HAT CORD
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3643

Original! -Civil War era ARTILLERY HAT CORD

This original Civil War through Indian Wars U. S. artillery hat cord remains bright in color and will make a fine example of Civil War through American West army issue. Once fairly common as period surplus the scarcity of originals on today’s market has fostered manufacture of reproductions for the re-enactor market. We recently acquired a small number of originals saved out from Bannerman’s Island stock by an old collector friend and are offering them here individually for the collector who would like one. Each fashioned from that distinctive period wool worsted, bright red with no fading but with a distinctive splice in one cord which is indicative of the Bannerman examples. (With a considerable amount of War Surplus left in military stores after the Civil War, government agents busied themselves with clearing out surplus stockpiles. If no bulk buyers could be found for a particular item those items would be rendered useless for their intended purpose and sold at a reduced price as scrap or salvage. Closure straps would be cut off cartridge boxes, straps removed from knapsacks, roller buckles cut from leather straps &c. In the case of these wool hat cords, the cord was cut thus allowing use of the cord but taking away the intended use as a hat cord. Many large lots were purchased by Bannerman who promptly spliced the severed cords together with red thread and sold them as hat cords. ) 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 3648: 1862 dated Coal Traders Association CANDLE STICKS
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3648

1862 dated Coal Traders Association CANDLE STICKS

This wonderful pair of inscribed bronze candlesticks stand 14 inches high and remain in excellent original condition with a soft age patina. Each 5 3/8 inch square base is boldly script engraved The Independent Coal Traders Friendly Society / ESTbd. - 31st - JANy. – 1862 . A neat pair for the Civil War era lighting collector, early trade association enthusiast or just to sit out as a nice decorative set. (Some would sell one to recover most of their cost and keep the other but the thought of that would keep us up nights.) 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 3605: 19th century – J. A. Keane’s NEW SWEEPING BRUSH
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3605

19th century – J. A. Keane’s NEW SWEEPING BRUSH

As we have frequently been reminded in our 45 years of seeking out all manner of early treasures, the simplest relics of everyday life are most frequently the most difficult to acquire. Used up and cast away these simple remnants were considered inconsequential past their intended use thus surviving examples in pleasing condition have been of special interest to us. Photographed here with a quarter for size comparison is just such a treasure. A neat old wire bound natural bristle sweeping brush. Pleasing age color and the original label will make this wonderful old brush an attractive and interesting companion piece to set in with early tin, kitchen collectables, early store items and mote. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting our catalog!!
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3652

Civil War era WICKER UTILITY BOTTLE

This eye appealing wicker bottle stands just over 13 ¾ inches high and is about 4 ¾ inches in diameter and remains in excellent original condition with lots of eye appeal. Good age coloration and an easily displayable size will make this all original Civil War vintage personal item fit well in any period grouping. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!. If you are new to Gunsight Antiques and wish additional information or just to learn

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3659: 1700s-very early 1800s DECORATED POWDER HORN
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3659

1700s-very early 1800s DECORATED POWDER HORN

Our photos will do best to detail this wonderful early scrimshaw decorated powder horn except to advise that measures approximately 7.5 inches in total length and remains in wonderful original condition with a rich natural patina and an inconsequential little age separation at the tip of the spout. With beautifully executed engraved hunting views on each side of this lovely pressed horn, the original carved wood spout plug features an original iron wire vent pick as was commonly used to clear the vent of early flint lock guns of the period. (An unusual feature to find incorporated in the spout plug. The butt plug is of horn pinned in place and the spout end features a classic 18th century carved fish design. Hunting dogs, horses, a stag and wild boar are set off by nicely detailed hunters in classic period dress. Condition and originality are guaranteed to please the buyer. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!
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3698

Civil War MAGIC LANTERN SLIDE

This walnut framed Civil War vintage magic lantern slide measures a standard 6 7/8 X 4 inches and houses a brilliantly hand colored 3 ¼ inch in diameter diameter sealed glass slide depicting the Battle of Petersburg . The highly detailed and colorful image remains in excellent condition with sharp contrast and no fading of the old oil coloration. It will display well before a lighted backdrop, projected, or simply placed over white background. 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. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!
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3655

1831 COOK’S ORACLE & HOUSEKEEPING / cookbook

This wonderful leather bound cookbook is titled: -- THE COOK'S ORACLE AND HOUSEKEEPER'S MANUAL – and boasts a content of RECEIPTS FOR COOKERY AND DIRECTIONS FOR CARVING, THE ART OF COMPOSING THE MOST SIMPLE AND MOST HIGHLY FINISHED BROTHS, GRAVIES, SOUPS, SAUCES, STORE SAUCES, AND FLAVORING ESSENCES; PASTRY, PRESERVES, PUDDINGS & PICKLES, &C, WITH A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF COOKERY FOR CATHOLIC FAMILIES, THE QUANTITY OF EACH ARTICLE IS STATED BY WEIGHT AND MEASURE, BEING THE RESULT OF ACTUAL EXPERIMENTS INSTITUTED IN THE KITCHEN, ADAPTED TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC BY A MEDICAL GENTLEMAN. The book is authored by the aptly named William KitchinerM.D. Some examples of the fascinating content includes: – recipes for pettitoes – sucking pig’s feet -- green goose, spinage, mackerel-roe sauce, devil ( gizzard and rump of a goose or capon, scored and peppered and used as a relish), pease pudding, stewed sprats (a small fish), tansy pancakes, Suet pudding Wiggy’s way and more. The cookbook offers a great section titled Friendly Advice to Cooks and other Servants with information under the heading Giving away Victuals advising the reader that Giving away anything without consent or privity of your master or mistress, is a liberty you must not take; charity and compassion for the wants of our fellow-creatures are very amiable virtues, but they are not to be indulged at the expense of your own honesty, and other people’s property. The manual is illustrated with some great little wood engravings, primarily found in the section on carving. The book is tight with the original full leather binding and is complete and in pleasing condition with no problems save some staining on the outside covers and good evidence of age and period use. Published in New York by J & J Harper in 1831. The cookbook / domestic manual measures 4.5 x 7 inches and contains 464 pages with marbled endpapers. At one time book was part of the collection of the Maine Historical Society of Portland, Maine. There are stamps to this effect on various pages, including title page which also offers there deassesion stamp. Variable foxing, never heavy. Otherwise, interior is clean and bright with a tight binding. 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 3642: early COUNTER or DESK BELL
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3642

early COUNTER or DESK BELL

A tough size to find for the bell collector, this classic little bell stands a mere 6 inches high and bears impressed #1 size designation on its turned maple grip. A beauty set by itself on a period desk counter or night stand, this unusual little bell will hold its own at the end of a grouping in graduated sizes. Reminiscent of the example in the Virginia Military Institute museum collection, this nicely patinaed period bell will also be of interest to the Civil War collector. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3674: Mexican through Civil War era FIFE
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3674

Mexican through Civil War era FIFE

An exceptionally nice little grenadilla wood fife with that delicate flowing contour and nicely tapered brass ferrules that experienced collectors recognize as indicative of earlier to mid 19th century. (see: Garofalo & Elrod’s Civil War era MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ) This classic is set off nicely by the unpolished and softly patinaed brass ferrules at each end of its 14 9/16 inch length. Experienced antique musical instrument and early drum & fife corps enthusiasts will recognize this shorter than the more usual 17 5/16 inch period fife as a desirable and more difficult to acquire higher pitched altofife. 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!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3670: Rare! 1845 Boston Newspaper – THE HANGMAN
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3670

Rare! 1845 Boston Newspaper – THE HANGMAN

A rare original issue of an early American anti-death penalty newspaper The Hangman, Wednesday, June 4,1845. All in nice shape and yet with good evidence of age and originality the paper is complete and without rips or tears save a partial separation at the spine fold, and contains four 12.5 X 17 inch pages of fascinating news of executions. Published in Boston, Mass. each Wednesday by Charles and John M. Spear. This paper includes material on such as: notification of death sentencing of Babe the Pirate, confined in the Tombs, New York City also Pauline the Slave in Louisiana, A Colored Woman, Name Unknownin Delaware and other pending executions to include hangings in, New York, Vermont, Maine, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Indiana. Other points of interest include a full length narrative on life in s slave prison and another titled Reminiscences Of A Dartmor Prisoner. There is lots more interesting period incite in this rare old piece of Americana.

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3667: late 1860s early 1870s patriotic  SULKY or HARNESS RACE DRIVERS - CDV
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3667

late 1860s early 1870s patriotic SULKY or HARNESS RACE DRIVERS - CDV

A bit light in contrast but worthy of interest is this just post Civil War through the earlier 1870s CDV photograph of two sulky drivers. Also referred to as harness or trotter drivers men such as these were seen throughout the eastern United States where harness horse racing tracks dotted the countryside, included as an important part of nearly every county fairgrounds. Typically attired in what would have been brightly colored racing togs, these countrydandies stand for their photograph each with holding a flower bouquet as was traditionally awarded a wining driver. Each driver also clutches a small American flag. Shown in our illustration is the lighter original CDV and an enhancement to more clearly illustrate the original subject. The original will come with an enlarged and enhanced copy suitable for display with the original. A rare piece of Americana for the horseracing enthusiast. 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!
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3669

Rare! 1845 Boston Newspaper – THE HANGMAN

A rare original issue of an early American anti-death penalty newspaper The Hangman, Wednesday, June 25,1845. All in nice shape and yet with good evidence of age and originality the paper is complete and without rips or tears save a partial separation at the spine fold, and contains four 12.5 X 17 inch pages of fascinating news of executions. Published in Boston, Mass. each Wednesday by Charles and John M. Spear. This paper includes material on such as: notification of death sentencing of Babe the Pirate, confined in the Tombs, New York City also Pauline the Slave in Louisiana, and other pending executions to include hangings in, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, Maine, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Indiana. Other points of interest include a report on the so-called MORMON TRIALS in Carthage, Illinois and the incitement and proceedings in connection with the murder of Joseph Smith the Mormon prophet. Full length articles are titled A Talk About Hanging and THE LIEUTENANT’S TALE or The Condemned Soldier’s Last Hour a gripping first hand narrative of a U.S. soldier in the Florida Indian Wars. A poem on a necessity of hanging is titled THE ROPE MAKER. A fascinating piece of Americana. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!

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3691

early 1800s bronze DOCUMENT SEAL

Our photos will do best to describe this wonderful early 19th century document seal. Cast in solid bronze in the figure of a high booted officer attired in military tail coat compete with epaulettes and wearing a classic chapeau, the figure stands approximately 2 ½ inches. The underside of the pedestal is hand engraved so as to impress a classic oval design around a gothic A C. A wonderful companion piece to set in with any period writing instrument grouping, in a period lap desk or to period document grouping. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting our catalog!!
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