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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3792: Rare! Pat. 1864 J. L. HARLEM – POCKET TIN
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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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3796: Newspaper Man & Author- William Wirt Sikes / Civil War era Photographs
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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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3818: Silver Mounted / Decorated -  Antique DRINKING GOURD
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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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3837: antique – BONE TATTING SHUTTLE
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3837

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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3810

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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3789: Spanish American War - GLASS LANTERN SLIDE
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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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3823: Civil War era Telescoping PEWTER CUP
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3823

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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3787: early hand cut BONE DICE
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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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3869: 1862 - Magnus Lithograph - CLIFFBURNE ARMY GENERAL HOSPITAL
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3869

1862 - Magnus Lithograph - CLIFFBURNE ARMY GENERAL HOSPITAL

A most attractive original lithograph is by Charles Magnus in 1862 remains in pleasing condition with good contrast and a single small tear at the top left portion of the sky. Easily repaired though not a distraction we would leave the piece as is with good evidence of age and originality. The image measures approximately 16 7/8 X 9 3/8 inches and is matted with a cut out for the title CLIFFBURNE HOSPITAL, WASHINGTON, D. C. A scare item for the Civil War enthusiast, this original will hold special interest for the Civil War medical collector. 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 3846: Civil War era ‘John Bull’ -  SATIRICAL  ENVELOPE
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3846

Civil War era ‘John Bull’ - 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 3832: hand crafted PAGE TURNER
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3832

hand crafted PAGE TURNER

An interesting utility of the earlier through Victorian era sitting room or library the slender page turner is a remnant of a time when the oversized finely constructed family bible or nicely bound book was a cherished position reflecting status and refinement. So much so that such volumes were handled with gloves or laid out with a page turner which was used to carefully turn pages without soiling them over time by handling. Frequently hand crafted as a token to be passed on in the family, these page turnerswere commonly crafted from thinly slabed whale bone, baleen or a nicely figured hardwood. This offering is an all original example of the latter. Measuring approximately 12 1/8 inches long and 1 1/8 inch wide this highly figured antique page turner retains a rich honey coloration with the soft luster that comes to such dense wood after lots of period handling and decades of natural aging. A scarce companion piece to lay with any fine early volume. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting our catalog!!
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3836

Civil War era MEERSCHAUM PIPE

This beautiful old meerschaum offers the beautifully rich color of untold hours of pleasant smoking and careful period handling while remaining in excellent condition even to the still flexible rubberized stem with original horn fittings. Untouched and as found after decades of attic trunk storage, this beautiful old tobacco pipe will make a nice addition to any Civil War era personal or tobacciana grouping. 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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3871

– H. B. SCUTT- Barb Wire Mfg. - ADVERTISING ENVELOPE

Not a big deal but worthy of passing along is neat item for the American West and barb wire enthusiast. This early fencing advertising envelope is imprinted H. B. SCUTT & CO., Limited BARB WIRE MANUFACTURERS, PITTSBURG, P.A. with an image of their factory overlaid by an illustration of their famous product. The holder of ten U. S. patents for varieties of barbed wire fencing, Hiram Scutt’s wire fencing would have a major impact on the early open range method of cattle ranching and shaping of the American West. As a young man Scutt joined the Civil War military when he enlisted on September 16, 1861 as Pvt. Battery G, 2nd Illinois Mounted Artillery. Re-enlisting at the end of his initial term on April 5, 1864 and remained with that unit after the Civil War on September 4, 1865. His earliest patents for barbed wire were taken out in 1867. In pleasing condition with no rips or tears but with some staining and the original postage stamp lifted off this relic of the closing days of open cattle range will lay in nicely in any barb wire or period Western Americana collection. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3850: frameable size - Civil War era Union Engineers TOPOGRAPHICAL MAPS
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3850

frameable size - Civil War era Union Engineers TOPOGRAPHICAL MAPS

These attractive map measures approximately 9 X 11 inches and were taken from the war time work of Union Army topographical engineers for distribution just after the Civil War for the 1866 publication THE GREAT CIVIL WAR – A History of the Late Rebellion Attractively tinted period work remaining in excellent original condition and in a nice farmable size. We have a small number (one each) as titled here and are offering them individually priced for the collector who would like a specific subject or location for display. These are not reprints but are original period printings in fine condition.

CHATTANOOGA and its DEFENSES: ’the ground on which the battles of Chickamauga and Ringgold were fought for the possession of the great Railroad triangle of Tennessee and Georgia.’ Showing troop locations, Union and Confederate.

MISSISSIPPI: CHART of the MISSISSIPPI River from the OHIO RIVER to GULF of MEXICO

PORT HUDSON and its DEFENSES: The work of a topographical engineer on Gen. Doubleday’s staff and protected by copyright in 1863. The map depicts Port Hudson and its vicinity, showing Earthworks &c that were in existence at the time of its fall.

SOUTH WESTERN STATES: shows all or part of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.

We also have a period single printing each of the following:
VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, DELAWARE: *** SOUTHERN STATES COAST-GULF of MEXICO ***

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3896: Indian War era Veteran Ribbon SPIKE HELMET SUSPENSION
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3896

Indian War era Veteran Ribbon SPIKE HELMET SUSPENSION

This miniature U. S. Army spike helmet (illustrated here with a US quarter for size comparison) is fashioned from nickel plated brass and was intended for suspension from an Indian Wars vintage veteran badge or ribbon. Scarce in any condition, these badges and ribbons are nearly always missing the suspension. A nice item by itself or as a period replacement for a original badge or ribbon. All in nice condition, and entirely original. A tough item to find and offered here at a reasonable price. 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 3862: Victorian era ladies Mother of Perl - WAIST BUCKLE
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3862

Victorian era ladies Mother of Perl - WAIST BUCKLE

Illustrated here with a period U. S. quarter for size comparison, our photos will do best to describe this attractive mid to later 19th century ladies accessory except to advise that the buckle is fashioned from natural figured shell and remains in excellent, even usable, condition. A nice piece for use or display in any quality Civil War vintage ladies grouping. 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 3894: earlier 1800s to Civil War era CHILDS  BELL BOTTOMS & BLOUSE
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3894

earlier 1800s to Civil War era CHILDS BELL BOTTOMS & BLOUSE

We’ll let our illustrations speak for this wonderful earlier to mid 19th century boys nautical style outfit except to advise that both the utility weight bell bottom trousers and standard weight blouse are entirely hand stitched and remain in excellent original condition with the exception that the trousers are missing two vegetable ivory buttons. As to measurements, the trousers measure approximately 10 inches across, (Janet advises me that this equals a 20 inch waist.) and the inseam is about 17 inches. The blouse is approximately 11 inches across the shoulders with 13 ½ inch sleeves. The cuff buttons are Pat. hard rubber, all else are of dark natural vegetable ivory. A desirable example of vintage textile this all original little boys outfit, like all of our offerings, is guaranteed to please. 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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3903

outstanding - MASONIC STRAIGHT RAZOR

We’ll let our photographs do most of the talking for this attractive early etched blade razor except to advise that it remains in as nice original condition as you see here with only the most minor evidence of period use. The tortoise shell grip has two minor worm marks as testimony to age and originality but remains secure at the pins with no cracks. This quality, early 1800s through Civil War era, razor is maker marked JOSEPH ELLIOTT / BEST SILVER STEEL. A quality decorated razor difficult to find in any condition, this one sparkles! 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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3887

19th century BONE POKER CHIPS

A nice display grouping of 4 natural color and 4 stained red bone poker chips. Measuring approximately 1 ¼ of an inch in diameter with each chip just under 1/8 of an in thick, the stack of 8 set in nicely with any period gambling or gaming grouping. Illustrated here with a U.S. quarter for size comparison, these all original and in nice condition, these bone poker chips will make an eye appealing display item for the frontier American West collector, as well as the Civil War enthusiast. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. (located at the top of the thumbnail page) A simple key word in lower case works best.
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