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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3879: Civil War era FOLDING KNIFE
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3879

Civil War era FOLDING KNIFE

A relic of the day when the heavy utility knife was a main stay such that folding working knives were offered in folding form by the better cutlers. This attractive example measures a full 8 ¼ inches in length when open not counting the original copper lanyard ring and offers fist filling slabbed stag grips. ( Illustrated here with a U.S. quarter for size comparison. ) With good evidence of age and period use and the classic iron binding of the Civil War period, the well honed blade has survived the honing of lots of use such as the makers identification has been worn away with only the remains of the familiar SHEFFIELD remaining. The blade remains tight with good spring action. All in pleasing condition with no cracks or condition issues yet showing lots of period use and an attractive age patina . Seldom surviving to reach today’s market these tools of the working man were generally used up and cast aside. 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 3867: 1864 - Magnus Lithograph - SATTERLEE ARMY GENERAL HOSPITAL
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3867

1864 - Magnus Lithograph - SATTERLEE ARMY GENERAL HOSPITAL

Measuring approximately 22 ¾ x 17 ½ inches this colorful lithograph printed by Charles Magnus in New York City and is titled SATTERLEE GENERAL HOSPITAL, WEST PHILADELPHIA. Published by James D. Gay of Philadelphia in 1864 these prints were made available to the public at a price of .75 cents With bright coloration with no fading, rips, tears, folds or repairs the border is foxed with a water stain at the top right corner margin. While serving as good evidence of age and originality all this could easily be removed by a knowledgeable conservator however none of this impacts on the print itself and we would leave it as is. Under the lithograph the publisher has printed a short description of the Army hospital advising that it covers sixteen acres of ground with thirty-four wards and 4500 beds. It was opened June 9, 1862. The identification of top level staff personnel is given along with visiting hours and with a list of accommodations for patients such as reading rooms, library, piano, sutlers store and forty Sisters of Mercy. 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 3908: scarce!!  A. J. Russell – WIDE AWAKE GALLERY Tintype
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scarce!! A. J. Russell – WIDE AWAKE GALLERY Tintype

This attractive little 9th plate tintype portrait remains in excellent condition with crisp focus, sharp contrast and is housed in its original embossed CDV album card. The back side of this neat little image will be of most interest to the seasoned Civil War era photography collector though as it retains its original label of the WIDE AWAKE GALLERY – 183 & 185 8TH AVE., New York – A. J. RUSSELL Proprietor In addition to the historic Americana and photography interest, the Wide Awake connotation will offer a Lincoln era political interest. 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 3864: Victorian era ladies Mother of Pearl - WAIST BUCKLE
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3864

Victorian era ladies Mother of Pearl - 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. 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 3885: Civil War era - SAIL MAKERS NEEDLE in ORIGINAL PACKET
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3885

Civil War era - SAIL MAKERS NEEDLE in ORIGINAL PACKET

Our photographs will speak best for the attractive graphics of this earlier to mid 19th century Jason Smith needle packet. All in nice condition with no tears, ,repairs, staining or fading this scarce packet still contains a half dozen original #15 ½ heavy three sided needle each Jason Smith marked and measuring 2 7/8 inches in length. ( Illustrated here with a Civil War vintage quarter for size comparison. ) A neat item for the Civil War era or nautical collector, such needles as these were a staple among entrepreneurial soldiers and sailors who considered heavy three sided implement a primary tool as they cut fanciful decorations in beef, whale bone or ivory. Additionally the heavy sewing needles were a must have utility in the personal items of any prepared soldier. Seldom found in the original folding packet. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!
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3906

1863 Maine - FARMER’S ALMANAC

All complete even to the front and back covers, this original 1863 Maine Farmer’s Almanac by Daniel Robinson was printed by Masters, Smith & Co. of Hallowell, Maine. No exception to the popular format of the time, this example offers the typical weather prognostications, phases of the moon, and a variety of good advice that made it a staple of the Maine farmer, fisherman, lumberman, et al. The Maine Farmer’s Almanac offered a welcome piece of home and source of recreational reading when sent to a soldier in the field. A treasure trove of period charm with neat period illustrations, Civil War enthusiasts will be pleased to note a roster of top government officials headed by Abraham Lincoln as President, followed by Maine’s own Hannibal Hamlin as Lincoln’s VP. Published in wraps these soft bound almanacs typically saw heavy use then were cast aside at the end of the year leaving few examples for today’s collector / historian. Well worn with lots of eye appeal in the form of tattered edges and rounded corners from period use but with no missing or loose pages this is a neat display item to augment any period collection. (note: Daniel Robinson edited the Maine Farmer’s Almanac for 42 years from 1822 through 1864 passing away at 90 years of age.)
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3910

early TRAVELING BALANCE SCALES

A nice set of traveling balance scales dating from the American colonial / Revolutionary War era through the first quarter of the 19th century. Offered here as found in the original oak box complete with original beam, suspensions, brass pans and a complement of original weights, the buyer may wish to replace the original old iron wire lid hinges. (We’d leave the piece as is.) An attractive companion item appealing to antique medical / pharmaceutical enthusiasts as well as general line early Americana collectors. 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 3912: Civil War Veteran - CONNECTICUT NUTMEG – REUNION BADGE
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3912

Civil War Veteran - CONNECTICUT NUTMEG – REUNION BADGE

Photographed here with a quarter for size comparison is an attractive Civil War veteran reunion badge. The nutmeg suspensions denotes Connecticut as the Nutmeg State. A neat all original item from the heyday of the G. A. R.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3893: personal size Pat. Nov. 1876 sheet iron FRY PAN
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3893

personal size Pat. Nov. 1876 sheet iron FRY PAN

Just the thing for the Indian Wars era and American Frontier West enthusiast, this nice old travel size skillet remains in nice solid, even usable, original condition down to its period open fire blacking. Measuring just over 6 inches in diameter tapering to about a 4 ½ inch cook surface, this light weight camp fry pan would fit nicely into most period saddle bags, haversack or would strap conveniently to a well-equipped back pack. Made for travel, this original old pan was die struck of a single piece of medium gauge sheet iron with a crimped on tinned grip. Billed as the stay-cool grip, the earliest of these as is offered here were boldly impressed NATIONAL with a second run sporting ACME Pat. Nov.76. We have seen the first version as is offered here referred to as Civil War era though we have never seen a verifiable Civil War period example and are pricing this one adoringly. A good buy!
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3901

14 X 21 ½ inch - 14th Mass. Light Battery PHOTOGRAPH

A nice item for the Civil War mounted artillery collector, Massachusetts enthusiast or simply as a backdrop for any Civil War grouping, this photograph measures a full 14 X 21 ½ inches on its original 24 X 183/4 inch mount. Found among remnants of a defunct Massachusetts G. A. R. hall, this striking image shows the soon to be hard fought 14th Mass. Light Battery just before leaving the State for the seat of war. A vintage enlargement from the original photo plate, this rendering will date to the early post Civil War years when veteran Grand Army of the Republic posts dotted the New England countryside. Once popularly displayed for the benefit of gathering veterans, as the ranks of old soldiers became thinned by time and the old halls fell to closure, large mounted photographs such as this one fell on hard times with few examples surviving.
Shown here in March of 1864 the 14th Mass. Light Battery left the state on April 4th 1864. Held in reserve at the battle of the Wilderness, by May members of the 14th found themselves in the thick of it at Spotsylvania Court House with heavy action at North Anna, Totopotomy and Cold Harbor to follow. They would see action before Petersburg, the Mine Explosion, Weldon Railroad, and the assault on and capture of Petersburg before mustering out on June 16, 1865. 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 3891: Civil War era SHAVING CUP
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3891

Civil War era SHAVING CUP

A classic personal item of the Civil War soldier, this tinned iron shaving cup stands approximately 4 ½ inches high and is about 3 inches in diameter. The construction is clearly of the period and the tinned surface offers an eye appealing patina. All in nice solid condition with no holes or repairs but with eye appealing evidence of period use, this is an all original Civil War vintage shaving cup. 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 3948: battlefield excavated - LINCOLN / HAMLIN Campaign Token
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3948

battlefield excavated - LINCOLN / HAMLIN Campaign Token

Our photos will just about say it all for this piece except to advise that it was picked out of a box of excavated relics at one of the early Gettysburg Civil War shows some twenty plus years ago. (Those were the days!) A neat Lincoln / Hamlin political relic photographed here with a quarter for size comparison. 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 3925: Civil War vintage  embellished portrait – BOOTH / THE ASSASSIN
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3925

Civil War vintage embellished portrait – BOOTH / THE ASSASSIN

Published by L. Prang & Co. Boston in response to wide early post Lincoln assassination public interest, this John Wilkes Booth portrait engraving has been slightly trimmed at the top for insertion into a period CDV album and bares the bold title J. WILKES BOOTH THE ASSASSIN. Additional character has been offered with the period addition of charcoal sketched horns, forked tail and fork of the devil. This neat example of period folk art leaves little to the imagination with regard to public contempt for the actor. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !
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3950

JOSHUA CHAMBERLAIN’S HOME G.A.R. POST FLAG

Some years ago we acquired a small group of things emanating from the Vincent Mountfort Post 22 Department of Maine, Grand Army of the Republic. A special acquisition to us as this was the Brunswick, Maine based home post of General Joshua L. Chamberlain who commanded the 20th Maine at Gettysburg and served with distinction throughout the Civil War culminating his military service as the recipient of Robert E. Lee’s sword at Appomattox. Nestled in among the small grouping of remnants of the long defunct G. A. R. Post were the remains of the old silk post flag and a small number of MOUNTFORT POST #22 stick flags. Our established visitors will remember the occasional offering of a Mountfort Post stick flag here or at a Civil War show. Wrapped in a bundle among these were six 3 ½ X 5 ¾ inch early 48 star cotton gauze printed stick flags. The little flags remained in bright, nearly as new, condition after decades of storage and were noted on the brown paper wrapper as Gen. Chamberlain Memorial Reception flags. Despite their exceptional condition the material and method of manufacture clearly set the flags in the period of Chamberlains death in 1914. The General’s funeral train from Portland arrived in Brunswick where it was met by members of Vincent Mountfort Post 22 on Friday February 26, 1914. Post members would escort their fallen comrade to the First Parish Congregational Church for services then to its final resting place in Pine Grove Cemetery just off the Bowdoin campus. From the time the body arrived in Brunswick until its interment, all places of business in Brunswick would be closed.
We are offering the little Gen. Chamberlain Memorial Reception Mountfort Post # 22 flags individually priced for the collector who would enjoy owning a single example as a remembrance of the old Medal of Honor, Civil War hero. A nice Chamberlain related 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 3878: Civil War era TEAR BOTTLE
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3878

Civil War era TEAR BOTTLE

This heavy glass tear bottle measures approximately 6 3/4 inches in length and is all in fine original condition. A desirable item for the Victorian era mourning collector, the tear bottle was an especially popular personal memento among the ladies of the Civil War South, this one even retains its period wax seal. An example may be found in the Museum of the Confederacy collection in Richmond, Virginia. This example will make an attractive companion piece with any quality Civil War ladies grouping. note to the collector: With the exception of the period wax seal at the mouth, there is virtually no difference between the period perfume bottle with its ground glass stopper and tear bottles found in museums and the better private mourning collections. We believe it is a good bet that tear bottles are in reality empty perfume bottles pressed into service as mourning tear receptacles to be maintained as a cherished remembrance. 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 3930: Civil War era - Pat. 1864 SCISSORS
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3930

Civil War era - Pat. 1864 SCISSORS

Illustrated here with a US quarter for size comparison is nice old pare of shears marked BARNARD SON & Co. – Patd. Dec. 1864. A nice pair of scissors, boldly dated with good evidence of age and originality yet remaining in pleasing, functional condition. 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 3924: early post Civil War CDV – U S Naval Academy Cadet Ensign
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3924

early post Civil War CDV – U S Naval Academy Cadet Ensign

A wonderfully crisp post Civil War (1866 early 1870s) CDV captures the image of a young Naval Academy Cadet Ensign in the classic period uniform. The photograph remains in excellent condition with good contras and sharp focus. The mount is back marked N. S. Bowdish – Photographer, U. S. NAVAL ACADEMY, Annapolis, Md. 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 3949: Civil War & earlier U. S. ARMY BELL
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3949

Civil War & earlier U. S. ARMY BELL

This attractive bronze collar bell measures approximately 3 7/8 inches across the mouth and stands about 3 ¾ inches high. The bell sports an attractive cast in panoply of American Eagles with shield, banner and star bursts. ( Examples of these bells, with an account of their origin, may be seen in the U. S. Army Quartermaster Museum collection at Fort Lee Virginia.) These bells were cast under contract to the U. S. Army during the Pierce and Buchanan administrations for use by experimental Army camel pack trains moving from Texas to the West Coast. (Camels were trained to follow the lead or Bell Camel during long marches from Texas to the West coast). The bells are said to have been pressed into use by the Union Army later in the Civil War collectors of that era referring to the artifacts as Union Cavalry Bells referencing Dr. Francis Lord’s Civil War Collectors Encyclopedia. Rarely seen in any size, these bells were cast in three sizes, this example being the smaller of the three. Sand cast and machined to a smooth surface at the mouth, this all original example remains in fine condition and is offered here untouched and as found to preserve its age and originality. (NOTE: Collectors are cautioned that modern cast reproductions of this bell are showing up. Like most cast reproductions however, they are generally easily discernible to the experienced eye.) 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 3938: natural finish cedar wood – GRAPHITE PENCILS
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3938

natural finish cedar wood – GRAPHITE PENCILS

How frequently have you found a crudely jack-knife sharpened stub of an old red cedar and graphite pencil in among other mid to later 1800s every day trinkets? Well we have a small number of as new condition pencils fashioned from unfinished red cedar wood and natural graphite and are offering them individually priced for the collector or re-enactor who would like one to use or lay in with other period writing or personal material. The graphite is of inconsistent size and frequently out of center as evidence of period construction but the pencils are un-sharpened and remain in fine condition after decades of storage. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !
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c.1825 Lafayette BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH / PATRIOTIC ephemera cover

A rare reminiscence of the great old hero of our Revolutionary War, the Marquis de Lafayette, this circa 1825 work offers an additional special interest for the early American paper ephemera collector. The carefully folded and stitched patriotically decorative AMERICAN MANUFACTURE cover was fashioned from a period ream label boldly declaring its original content as FINE WOVE - FOOLSCAP – ONE REAM ( Un-cut). The origin is given as SPRINGER MOORE & Co. – MANUFACTURER’S – GARDINER, ME. (foolscap early reference to a particular size writing paper) Springer, Moore & Co. was an early paper mill founded in Gardiner, Maine in 1812. The firm soon became Moore, Savels & Co. Gardiner remained a papermaking town into the modern era.
This circa 1825 pocket size pamphlet was printed on rag paper by Francis Y. Carlile of Boston and is titled LAFAYETTE or Disinterested Benevolence. Printed in the time of the Marquis de Lafayette triumphant visit to the United States and great national outpouring of affection for the Revolutionary War hero, the little 35 page soft cover book offers a surprisingly readable account of the life of the American Revolutionary War hero as told by dutiful parents to children who have just returned from the city of Boston where they had witnessed the excitement of gathered crowds welcoming the touring Lafayette and where in the words of young little George when he returned home I’ve seen him! I’ve seen him! huzza! huzza! He looked at me right in my face Papa! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !


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