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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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3652: Civil War era WICKER UTILITY BOTTLE
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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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3698: Civil War MAGIC LANTERN SLIDE
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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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3655: 1831 COOK’S ORACLE & HOUSEKEEPING / cookbook
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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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3669: Rare! 1845 Boston Newspaper – THE HANGMAN
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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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3747: original! Civil War era  Invalid Corps / Veteran Reserve Corps HAT CORD
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3747

original! Civil War era Invalid Corps / Veteran Reserve Corps HAT CORD

This original Civil War wool worsted hat cord retains that rarely seen and desirable light grey-tan color that knowledgeable collectors associate with the earlier Civil War Invalid Corps, re- designated as the Veteran Reserve Corps in 1863. Once fairly common as period surplus (mostly in artillery red) the scarcity of originals, even in the originally more common colors, has fostered manufacture of reproductions for the re-enactor market. We recently acquired a small collection of originals from an old collector friend and are offering them individually to the collector who would like a specific example. As one would expect the vast majority are artillery red with only single examples of the now extremely scarce variations. (use hat cord in our search feature to see other available variations ) This scarce Veteran Reserve Corps cord is fashioned from coarse wool worsted 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. ) Not to be confused with an infantry cord faded to blue-gray, this original grey-tan Invalid Corps / Veteran Reserve cord is fashioned from that distinctive period worsted wool and remains in excellent as issued condition with the exception of the post Civil War Bannerman splice.
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3728

Civil War era YANKEE SHAVING SOAP BOX

With our base here in New England we have acquired infrequent examples of these advertising pasteboard soap boxes over a period of our nearly forty years of searching out such things but this is the best we have seen in condition as they were generally used as utility or ditty boxes once empty of their original content of one dozen bars of soap and were well used up. GENUINE YANKEE SOAP by Chemists & Apothecaries , Williams & Brothers is the proclamation on the box cover making this an especially nice inclusion in any Civil War era personal item, medical, or country store grouping. Marked Entered according to Congress 1857, the pasteboard box measures 4 5/8 X 6 ¾ inches and remains in excellent condition. Will display well on its own or would make an especially attractive backdrop as a ditty box containing other personal items. Especially nice for period writing implements, envelopes and stationery. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!
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3738

mid 1850s through Civil War CIVILIAN VEST

In wonderful untouched and as found condition after decades of attic trunk storage this beautiful old velvet gentleman’s vest retains its original rich coloration with wonderful color contrast, lots of evidence of period wear with even some period mending but no fading or major condition issues to distract from display as is. Classic hand stitched construction throughout with a heavily padded breast and low cut lapels are set off by natural pattern brass mounted glass buttons. (Ring fastened through hand bound holes for easy removal.) The vest inside features a natural color polished linen and is patent leather bound at the waist. A good honest example of period textile and gentleman fashion deserving of placement in any quality mid 1850 / Civil War vintage grouping. 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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3712

1863 Cooper Vol. SALOON / WORKER PAY RECEIPT

This COOPER SHOP VOLUNTEER REFRESHMENT SALOON pay receipt is dated just one month before Gettysburg when thousands of Union volunteers were streaming though Philadelphia and filling the halls of the most well known soldiers respite of the Civil War. The receipt, dated June 4, 1863, makes record of the payment of $7.00 for wages for the Cooper Volunteer Saloon. The payment is made out to William Citheart. A fun research project for those who enjoy such. In our preliminary effort we found that Citheart was an uncommon name to say the least. We found only 2 examples in the Army and they were both in the 4th New Jersey Infantry. We did find a Citheart in Civil War period Baltimore. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting our catalog!!


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3719

Early steal frame PINCE-NEZ SPECTACLES

Though used in Europe as early as the 16th and 17th centuries the pince-neztype spectacles are thought to have been seldom used in this country until the 1840s. Though popularity of the delicate style grew slowly limited use of these classy spectacles continued through the Civil War and on into the 1880s when used by President Teddy Roosevelt put the pince-nez on the map. The pair offered here are in excellent original condition of fine steel with even to the natural cork remaining on the nose pieces. Though fashioned from the finest high carbon steel of the day and with the best of workmanship, these earlier through Civil War period pince-nez glasses were quite fragile by nature of their design seldom surviving without broken and or missing components. This pair is in excellent complete and functioning condition. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3718: Civil War Vets Auxiliary –DAUGHTERS of VETERANS – MEDAL
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3718

Civil War Vets Auxiliary –DAUGHTERS of VETERANS – MEDAL

Our illustrations will do best to describe this beautiful bronze Daughters of Veterans medal except to advise that the medal is all original and is photographed here with a US quarter for size comparison. A nice display item without spending a ton of money.


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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3725: c. 1846 BITTERS –Label & Handbill - PRINTERS SHEET
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3725

c. 1846 BITTERS –Label & Handbill - PRINTERS SHEET

This all original uncut printers sheet measures 12 X 18 inches and remains in nice original condition with a pleasing soft age coloration and that classic block printing that leaves an embossed effect telltale of the old printing presses. The sheet contains FOUR LABELS and FOUR HANDBILLS promoting Dr. Israel Newton's JAUNDICE BITTERS & ANTI-BILIOUS BITTERS. This piece is dated 1846 and will go especially well when laid in with a quality Mexican War era grouping. Under a warning against COUNTERFEIT preparations Dr. Israel Newton assures customers that those Bitters which accompany this bill of 1846 and with my name, shall be prepared according to my directions. Dr. Newton informs prospective purchasers that the bitters would be available at Windsor, Vermont, at the shop of druggist M.K. Paine and dates the handbill at Norwich, Vt., January 1846. It is interesting to note the fact that, Dr. Newton lived until 1856 and was, indeed, a trained physician. He served in the American Revolution and was the last surviving veteran of Norwich. A man of diverse abilities, Dr. Newton invented and built an organ which was installed at the old First Church where it served for many years. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting our catalog!!
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3710

C 1870s HAITIAN UNIFORM BUTTON by Scovill Mfg. Co.

A bit out of the norm of our usual fare but worthy of some note and a good home is a scarce SCOVILL Mfg. Co. * WATERBURY* backmarked three piece Haitian uniform button. Long enjoyed by military button collectors as one of the most beautiful of military designs this Connecticut made muffin button offers the attractive crest of Haiti and emanates from that countries turbulent 1870s and 1880s period. At this writing we have a string of five of these full size jacket or frock Haiti uniform buttons and are offering them here individually for the collector who would enjoy one. A scarce button! please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting our catalog!!
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