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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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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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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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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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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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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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3947

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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3975

stylish BROWN DERBY

Not a big deal and when you look at the inside clearly very late 19th century or even a 20th century hat but the classic early style, color and condition wouldn’t let us pass the chance to own it. All in wonderful condition with little if any evidence of having been worn this neat old brown derby is deserving of a home and is priced here to encourage adoption. 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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3958

c. 1857 / BOSTON THEATRE / PLAY BILL

Measuring approximately 8 1/4 X 18 ½ inches, this original Boston Theater, Play Broadside, boasts the renowned actress Miss Matilda Heron in Camile. The bill touts the names of a number of the period theater’s successful actors 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 House and Amphitheatre. This original advertising broadside is dated May 6, 1857 and remains in excellent condition with no tears or repairs. An outstanding piece of theatrical Americana, this bill will fit well in any quality advertising or ephemera grouping. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!
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3963

original Civil War era Scotch Snuff label by Sweetser Brothers, Boston

Measuring approximately 3 ½ X 4 ¾ this classic old snuff label will be familiar to tobacciana collectors as dating to the 1840s however it is our opinion that this example, though graphically essentially the same as the earlier one, dates in the Civil War era. (see: 1862 Boston Directory) All in excellent condition and yet with good evidence of age and originality, this example has never been applied and remains untrimmed just as it was originally printed and supplied to Sweetser Bros. An especially nice item for the Civil War era tobacco enthusiast.
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3968

City Point, Virginia - 1864 Matthew Brady photograph

With some fading and a small stain on the mount as evidence of age and originality, this 8 ½ X 6 5/8 inch photograph is on its original 9 ½ X 7 ¾ mount. This war time view of the Union depot at City Point is from the work of photographer Matthew Brady in 1864 and may be found in the multi-volume Millers Photographic History of the Civil War. 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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3970

Civil War Mass. Gov. John A. Andrews albumen portrait

An all original and period photograph of Massachusetts Civil War Gov. John A. Andrews. All in fine condition with crisp focus and sharp contrast this 2 ¼ X 3 3/8 albumin photo remains on its original 5 ¼ X 7 inch mount. Born in South Windham, Maine where the family home still stands, Andrews was an unlikely hero in stature in general appearance yet is remembered in history as a strong pro-Union Civil War governor who’s leadership led to timely formation of Massachusetts military units in support of Lincoln’s earliest calls for troops. His sustained effort included an instrumental roll in the formation of the 54th Mass. Volunteer Infantry. 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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3978

Civil War era GLASS INKWELL

An especially eye appealing glass ink with rich color and telltale early burst-top construction. (see: Mike Russell's GUIDE TO CIVIL WAR BOTTLES). Photographed here with a US quarter to show off its larger than most commonly seen size, this example sports a neat pen holder design and will go especially well to set off a Civil War period dipping pen. All original and in nice condition with no chips or cracks, this attractively colored ink measures approximately 2 3/8 inches square at the base and stands about 2 ¼ inches high. A nice desk item or writing kit companion for the Civil War collector or writing instrument enthusiast. 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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3991

Civil War era SIDE SPOUT COFFEE POT

We have had this one for a while in our personal accumulation of Civil War vintage tin but now as it seems the time to move some things out to a good home we offer as nice a vintage side spoutas you would want. Uncleaned and just as we found it with good honest age patina on the outside and bright enough on the inside to put into action on a wood stove or camp fire, this classic old hand crafted coffee pot will fit the bill for any serious Civil War and country kitchen enthusiast. With no dents, holes, separated seams or rust you will none the less agree that this beautiful side spout is a classic of the period. The pot stands approximately 9 3/4 inches high and is 6 3/4 inches in diameter at its base tapering to a 4 1/4 inch diameter lid. 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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3992

Civil War era BASE DRUM BEATER

Turned from a single piece of American walnut to include the bulbous head, this attractive period beater measure approximately 15 inches in length and remains in nice condition yet with desirable evidence of age and originality. The head is lead weighted and retains its original milk paint finish. Much scarcer than standard drumsticks as these beaters were generally used singly rather than in pairs and were otherwise utilized in fewer number because the usual band of the day no more than one and rarely two base drums include in any single band. (see: Gettysburg Visitor’s Center Civil War Museum collection) 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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4006

Dr. A. O. Hamilton - Whale Oil LANTERN

We will let our photos do the talking on this offering except to advise that it is entirely original and as nice as it looks with no cracks or condition issues. Dr. Albinus Otis Hamilton war born in Chatham, Mass. in 1833. He was a graduate of Harvard Medical School and had a practice in East Boston. He died in 1894. A beautiful 19th century lighting device, this classic oil lantern with its etched globe will be of special interest to antique medical collectors and will set in nicely with any quality period 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! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

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3961

1817 New Hampshire Register & U. S. CALENDAR

Published in wraps by C. Norris & Co., Exeter and Isaac Hill, Concord for the year 1817, this little pocket size book of 120 pages offers good evidence of age and originality yet remains complete and tight with no loose, damaged or missing pages. With the exception of some scuffing of the cover at the spine, this rarely surviving example remains in nice condition and will offer some interesting browsing in such areas of interest as,Abstract of Historical Events; rosters of Officers of the Court, Sheriffs, Deputy Sheriffs, Militia Officers, U. S. Army Officers, U. S. Navy, lists of societies, manufacturers, politicians and so on. 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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4030

Civil War vintage Fish Monger TRADE CARDS

This collection of four Civil War vintage trade cards (see period Business Directories) will be best described by our illustrations except to advise that they are plain on the back and each remains in fine, original condition. Not a big deal but when you think of it, a rare find reflecting common life and commerce in Civil War era America. 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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4032

18th early 19th century HAND-WROUGHT NAILS

Those familiar with our site are well aware of our appreciation of now rare and seldom encountered but once very common items of daily life. Reflective of that is this offering of a bundle of nine 1700’s / early 1800’s, blacksmith wrought, black-iron nails. ( Illustrated here with U. S. quarter for size comparison. )
Whether essential to a restoration project or simply to lay in as companion to period collectables, these old black ironcut nails are worthy of appreciation. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

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early Civil War Gen. Buell FERROTYPE – PATRIOTIC BADGE

Illustrated here with a period quarter for size comparison, this early Civil War badge was fashioned from carved vegetable ivory and houses a small tin-type photograph of Gen. Don Carlos Buell. The back of the badge is covered with news print and fitted with a period fastening pin. Buell was an Ohio native graduate of West point who was severely wounded in the Mexican War. He served in various Washington staff positions before the Civil War and became a popular Union figure in the patriotic fervor of the early war. Commissioned to Brig. General of Volunteers in May 1861 Buell was at first utilized in organizing the troops in Washington then by August 1861 was given command of a division of the Army of the Potomac. Gen. Buell occupied Bowling Green, took possession of Gallatin then Nashville and by March 21, 1862 was made Major General of Volunteers. It was in this early Civil War period of Buell’s success that his public acclaim fostered such recognition as the wearing of these badges by pro-war Unionists. 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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