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2744

HARD RUBBER WALKING STICK

One always wonders; is it a cane or is it a walking stick? Actually what is the difference? One of Janet’s relatives was Chaplain of the House of Representatives before the outbreak of the Civil War. I imagine he carried a walking stick. My great grandfather, on the other hand was a simple country blacksmith. He was an enlisted troop in the 17th Maine. I expect he had a cane in his elder years. ( Sorry, I seldom allow myself such wanderings here.) Any way this neat old hard rubber stick is a classic as is sometimes seen with the familiar old Goodyear 1850s patent markings. Though the frequently faint patent markings have been long since worn away on this example, students of Civil War period hard rubber collectables will appreciate its natural age and pleasing evidence of period use and carrying while remaining in excellent condition. (for an informative references see: India-Rubber & Gutta-Percha In The Civil War Era by Mike Woshner )
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Civil War Veterans- G.A.R. BUTTON CAPS

We have a small number of these gold gild Grand Army of the Republic button caps in fine as new condition and are offering them here individually priced for the collector who would like one for the button collection or a couple for a GAR cap. (Should you need several for a vest or other application let us know how many you need and if we have them we will work with you on the price.) These are finely made heavily gilded uniform cuff, hat strap,vest or shirt size button caps. They are threaded so as to screw over the standard glass, shell, steal, or rubber shirt buttons of the period. If you are intending to apply these button caps remember we are offering the caps only as they were originally sold for application to standard buttons.

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U.S. Cavalry - Indian Wars era Watering Bit & Reins

All complete and in unused condition but with good evidence of age and originality the Mod. 1885 watering bit and reins were carried in the trooper’s saddlebags until needed at which time the curb bit and bridle were removed, leaving the halter in place and the watering bit was snapped to both halter squares and the jointed steel mouth piece was inserted. The black leather reins are made in two pieces, sewed together at the center, with the ends sewed to the bit. The reins are 7/8 of an inch wide and 10 ft. long. Bit remains untouched and as found showing a considerable amount of the old bright arsenal blue and will clean to excellent plus with a touch of WD-40 and a knowing hand. The reins are solid with no cracks or weak spots and are soft and pliable with a nice original finish. Like the bit the reins are untouched and will restore to excellent plus with application of a proper leather dressing. Complete and untouched with the reins tied with jute as issued, we would oil the bit and leave the reins as is. . 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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3717

Civil War Vets Auxiliary –WOMAN’S RELIEF CORPS – PRESIDENTS MEDAL

Our illustrations will do best to describe this beautiful bronze Womans Relief Corps president’s medal except to advise that the Pat. 1886 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. 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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3786

Medal of Honor - 46th Mass. CIVIL WAR Vet’s 8 RIBBON GROUP

Offered here from a small cash of Co. A 46th Mass. Regimental Association ribbons emanating from Congressional Medal of Honor winner and association Commander, Andrew S. Bryant are eight ribbons beginning with a fine circa 1880 ribbon that doubled as a pass to the festivities. The ribbon bears the identification Com. A. S. Andrews, Co. A 46 M. V. M. on the back with the following in gold print on the face Co. A. Association, 46th Regt. M.V.M., sixth annual, REUNION AND CLAM BAKE, at Callup’s Grove, Wednesday, July 21, 1880, show this badge at the boat and tables, STEAMER RIVER BELL, Will leave pier one, foot of State Street, half past one o’clock P. M. sharp. The group contains seven additional ribbons, one each for the 9th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 18th and finally the 23rd reunion held September 25, 1895. These ribbons came together from among Andrew Bryant’s things left from when he was Commander of the 46th Mass Veteran Association and are in excellent condition after decades of storage.
Andrew Symmes Bryant was a 21 year old banker in Springfield Mass. when he enlisted and mustered in on August 15, 1862 as a Sergeant of Co. A 46th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Bryant would be promoted to Sgt. Major and was awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery on the field at the Battle of New Bern, North Carolina on May 23, 1863. His citation reads: The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Andrew Symmes Bryant, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 23 May 1863, while serving with Company A, 46th Massachusetts Infantry, in action at New Bern, North Carolina. By his courage and judicious disposition of his guard of 16 men, stationed in a small earthwork at the head of the bridge, Sergeant Bryant held in check and repulsed for a half hour a fierce attack of a strong force of the enemy, thus probably saving the city New Bern from capture.
After the Civil War Bryant returned to Springfield where he was an active member of the Co. A 46th MVM Veteran Association and GAR Post 16. He died on October 6, 1931 and rests in Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Massachusetts. A really nice Civil War veteran group with association to one of the war’s Medal of Honor recipients. You will be well pleased with the condition of the old man’s ribbons.
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3768

Civil War era nickel-silver BELL

With classic style and construction of the Civil War era (see the Virginia Military Institute Museum collection) this beautiful nickel-silver bell stands approximately 9.5 inches high and measures about 5.75 inches across the mouth. All original even to its turned maple grip and wonderful old cast clapper. This bell has lots of eye appeal with examples of the popular period design in the best of collections to include the Museum of the Confederacy and Gettysburg Visitor’s Center. A premium in its period and to today’s antique enthusiast the high nickel-silver content of the bell alloy offered an especially crisp ring. The telltale high, almost silver luster of these old nickel-silver bells set them apart to the eye while there ring is distinctive to the ear. . 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.


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3769

Ken Burns - THE CIVIL WAR - 5 volume VCR documentary set

Little need be said about this landmark Civil War documentary except to advise that this set of five volumes is complete and in nice condition. From our own library as like so many historians we continue to make room and upgrade to DVD format. A good opportunity to acquire an inexpensive copy for the old summer cottage or spare room VCR, we have watched this 1st edition with pride as we appear in the credits and remember a much younger Ken Burns as he energetically moved his, in those days, massive bug eyed close-up video camera from one subject in our Civil War photography collection to another. That now classic Ken Burns technique of panning across period stills and his exuberance for the subject would produce a breakthrough. Now established as the best of American documentary film makers in several subjects, this pioneer work is a must see for any serious Civil War historian. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting our catalog!!
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3797

Civil War 1st Mass. Infantry Colonel- SIGNED PRANG

This nice Civil War vintage photo album portrait is by L. Prang & Co., Boston & Washington and features the image of Robert Cowdin as Colonel 1st Massachusetts Infantry. The engraved portrait features a signature facsimile on the front and on the back is a fine bold original autograph in the hand of Col. Cowdin. Robert Cowdin was a 55 year old Boston merchant when on May 22,1861 he was commissioned Colonel of the 1st Mass. Volunteer Infantry. On October 1, 1862 he was promoted Brig. General of U. S. Volunteers. A nice item for the Mass. Civil War collector or autograph 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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3791

Civil War era Telescoping PEWTER CUP

A nice Civil War vintage antique telescoping pewter cup, all original and in excellent condition. Un-polished and as found, the pewter displays a wonderful original luster. Though somewhat fragile, these soft pewter traveling cups were a popular item in the soldier’s collection of traveling personal items. A neat display item with period examples getting hard to acquire in this condition. 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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3794

Mid 1800’s Nursing BOTTLE & BOX

All in excellent condition is this antique special purpose bottle with its M. S. BURR & Co. BOSTON nomenclature embossed around an eye catching 11/2 inch American Eagle seal. With the bottle is its stopper fitting for a rubber tube a feeding tip and a cleaning brush. All are original to a nicely labeled pasteboard box with an attractive American eagle graphic. The label offers directions for use and patent dates from 1859 through 1872. The box measure approximately 5 ½ x 4 x 2 ¾ inches high and is a scarce and desirable addition (this is the only example we have seen in our 40 years of paying attention and seeking out such things,) but it deserves a proper restoration where the folds have been reinforced with a modern flat Scotch type tape. (Easily removable without damage by a knowledgeable person .) Though primarily promoted by maker and patent holder M. S. Burr & Co. (see Civil War era Boston Directories) as an infant feeder, their especially designed bottle would surely see use in the period to aid the feeding of bedridden and invalid medical patients. A scarce specialty item seldom if ever found in the original box. 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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3773

Women’s Overseas Service League - Gettysburg Address Narrative

Charles Scribner & Sons, New York, 1918 hard bound publication of The Perfect Tribute by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews. Considered this author’s best work about Abraham Lincoln, this little forty-seven page book recounts the morning of November 18, 1863, when a special train drew out from Washington, carrying a most distinguished group of dignitaries. In addition to the U. S. Marine Band from the Navy Yard there were judges of the U. S. Supreme Court, governmental department heads, the general-in-chief of the army and his staff and members of the president’s cabinet. Oddly enough the most prominent personage in the group would have seemed out of place to one who would not recognize the towering awkward figure with the sad drawn face of Abraham Lincoln. The party was traveling to Gettysburg to consecrate the new national cemetery there. The authors narrative of the historic occasion is stirring in its simplicity and brevity while offering the reader a special insight not provided in the many other written accounts. Of interest to World War One and women’s history enthusiast will be that this volume bears the markings of the Women’s Overseas Service League library in Paris, France. The Women’s Overseas Service League was formed in the World War 1 era by and for women who served overseas with the Armed Forces. Library marked with natural age and minimal period wear, this offering remains tight and in pleasing condition with no tears, repairs or other condition issues.

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3792

Rare! Pat. 1864 J. L. HARLEM – POCKET TIN

A classic personal item of the Civil War soldier, these little antique oval tin boxes with the hinged cover were a popular item for the safekeeping of every sort of personal treasure. Most commonly seen in the Parker’s Pat. 1861 variety this is the seldom seen J. L. Harlem Patent 1864 example. Remaining in excellent original condition measuring 3 1/8 X 2 1/6 inches with nice patent date and maker markings, this example will be especially appealing to the period tin collector. A nice item appropriate to the display of tobacco, stamps or sewing items and such as were commonly carried by the Civil War soldier. With the period embellishment attachment of a Cavalry shell jacket size button, we have left this treasure un-cleaned and as found to protect the integrity of its originality. All solid and functioning the tin will clean to excellent with proper care but we would leave it as is. 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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3770

GETTYSBURG - the movie on VCR

Little need be said about this landmark Civil War film except to advise that this two volume set is complete and in nice condition. From our own library as like so many historian / collectors we continue to make room and upgrade to DVD format. A good opportunity to acquire an inexpensive copy of this classic for the old summer cottage or spare room VCR, this Turner film is credited with placing the 20th Maine commander Joshua L. Chamberlain, played by Jeff Daniels, squarely in the modern public eye as a true American hero. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting our catalog!!
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3796

Newspaper Man & Author- William Wirt Sikes / Civil War era Photographs

Offered here as a group to keep them together are four original photographs of noted Civil War era newspaper man and author W. Wirt Sikes. Found in the period CDV / tintype album of a well to do Watertown, New York family, (Elizabeth Townsend Porter Beach wife of John C Beach) the two carte de viste images are ink identified on the back with family pencil notations. The tintypes are period pencil identified on the album page. All are in excellent condition with sharp focus and strong contras. A nice grouping for the Civil War era newspaper enthusiast and American literature collector, Watertown born W. Wirt Sikes started his literary career in 1856 as a typesetter and contributor for the Utica Morning Herald. At the outbreak of the Civil War we find Sikes in a prestigious position appointed as State Canal Inspector of Illinois. Two years later Wirt Sikes was back again in newspaper work on the Chicago Evening Journal and by 1865 he had removed to New York where he was a contributor to several of the popular periodicals of the day to include Harpers New Monthly Magazine, the Youth's Companion, Oliver Optic's Magazine, and the New York Sun. He became part owner and editor of the Nyack City & Country and the Rockland County Journal while at the same time writing for other periodicals such as the Toledo Weekly Blade and more. He was appointed U.S. consul at Cardiff, Wales, in June, 1876, and published much on the archaeology and history of that region. By the time of his death in 1883 the prolific William Wirt Sikes was said to have used over twenty pen names. A rare opportunity for the America literary enthusiast to acquire personal unpublished photographs of one of the Civil War eras most prolific American writers. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!


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3818

Silver Mounted / Decorated - Antique DRINKING GOURD

A bit of a departure for us but too neat to pass up was this attractive hand decorated and silver mounted antique drinking gourd. Standing approximately 3 ¼ inches high and about the diameter of a baseball, this all original decorated drinking gourd dates in the earlier to mid nineteenth century. Deassed from a small maritime museum (see inventory # on bottom) where it had been displayed as an example of early 1800s sailor art from passage around the horn, this piece is actually of South American origin, more specifically Argentina. Our research has told us that the hand carved and paint embellished design on the body of the gourd is from the seal of Argentina’s Constitutional Assembly of 1813. (see illustration) All original and in nice condition with no cracks of flaws this piece offers wonderful rich age patina. 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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antique – BONE TATTING SHUTTLE

Photographed here with a Civil War era quarter for size comparison is a nice early tatting shuttle. Hand cut from bone and offering the subtle patina that comes to bone with age and lots of period handling, this piece will lay in well in any Civil War era sewing basket or period sewing grouping. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting our catalog!!

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1849 BOSTON ALMANAC

This nice little pocket size 1849 Boston Almanac by S. N. Dickson was published by B. B. Mussey & Co. and Thomas Groom of that city. Hardbound in embossed library board this neat 49er guide shows fading with good evidence of period wear and age but remains complete and original with a tight binding and no tears or repairs. In addition to the expected business directory the almanac offers the highlights of important events in Boston for 1847 and 1848, a rather lengthy article to the invalid & consumptive regarding travel and wintering in Florida along with weather prognostication. There are 24 architectural illustrations of Boston’s public schools, a account of the major fires in the city occurring in 1847 and 1848 and of course a listing of streets, governmental officials both city and state. Not a big deal but interesting reading and a nice personal item of the period. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting our catalog!!
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3789

Spanish American War - GLASS LANTERN SLIDE

An especially appealing and colorful hand colored magic lantern slide depicting the aftermath of battle and medical care of the wounded. The glass slide is hand tinted in oils and measures 4 X 3 ¼ inches. Generally too expensive for personal ownership these colorful glass slides were produced and hand tinted in oils in limited number and were most popular in turn of the century veteran and community halls where traveling ’projectionists’ presented their patriotic slide shows to enthusiastic GAR and like Civil War veteran groups. This example is all original and in excellent condition with good strong color. This desirable view will display nicely projected or against soft backlighting or simply set against a light background.
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Civil War era Telescoping PEWTER CUP

A nice Civil War vintage antique telescoping pewter cup, all original and in excellent condition with its japanned tin carrying case. Un-polished and as found, the pewter displays a wonderful original luster and the tin pocket case retains nearly all of its the original bright japanned lacquer finish without the usual scratches. Though somewhat fragile, these soft pewter traveling cups were a popular item in the soldier’s collection of traveling personal items. A neat display item with period examples getting hard to acquire complete with the case and cup all in fine condition. 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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3787

early hand cut BONE DICE

A desirable size, these antique bone dice are approximately 7/16 inch square and remain in excellent condition and yet demonstrate the characteristics of the hand cut bone gaming pieces that were a staple of the Civil War camp, frontier saloon, or saddlebag of the American West. A bit out of square with dots that are somewhat irregular these dice will be quickly recognized for what they are in your collection display. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting our catalog!!
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