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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4056: original Pat 1857 NEEDLE PACKET
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4056

original Pat 1857 NEEDLE PACKET

This attractive paper sewing needle packet is all original and retains a good complement of its original content of needles. Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison this neat little needle packet is dated 1857 and labeled 'H. MILLARD & SONS PATENT HELIX NEEDLES'. An eye appealing companion piece for the Civil War vintage ladies sewing basket or soldiers personal things. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !
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4087

early 1800s Pressed Horn Comb

Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison, this beautiful folding horn comb dates in the vicinity of 1820 and remains in excellent original condition with the exception of a few missing teeth. The comb is fashioned from natural horn, cut and pressed in a South West Indian figure. A scarce item in this condition! 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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4037

earlier 18th Century through Civil War TIN CUP

This classic little tinned sheet iron cup stands 1 7/8 inches from base to lip with a 1 3/4 inch diameter bottom tapering to a 1 ½ inch diameter mouth. All in nice original condition with good age patina and obvious age and originality but with no rust, holes or problems. This little rum* or spirits cup will fit best in an earlier 18th Century Americana grouping though use of the style through the Civil War is well documented. (* Frequently referred to as a rum measure from the 1700s through early 1800s practice of doling out a daily portion of rum to ships crewmen.) We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales ! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4111: Bosworth G. A. R. Post – Department of Maine - Civil War Vet’s Ribbon
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4111

Bosworth G. A. R. Post – Department of Maine - Civil War Vet’s Ribbon

Our illustrations will do best to describe this Civil War veteran GAR ribbon. With the exception of some discoloration at the top this beautiful old silk ribbon remains bright in color with crisp gold lettering and applied flag. The material remains strong with no separations or creases. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case
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c. 1860s / 1870s Fly Tying Group

17 postal envelopes most addressed to William W. Hand (born in Phila. abt. 1842) and or his father John Keen Hand (b. Virginia 1807 d. Phila. 1893)both of 1423 North 13th St. Phila. in the 1860s and 70s Some are business envelopes and have the names of such period Philadelphia firms as Stokes, Caldwell & Co., Strassenmeyer & Schiller, William Mann Lithographer. Each envelope holds a small bit of bird feathers for the purpose of fly tying. Most envelopes bear a small pencil notation of color or species and one contains a note from a friend that the content will make first rate Ginger Hackles. Not a big deal but a nice little grouping for the vintage fishing gear enthusiast and will lay in nicely with related material of the period. 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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4033

18th early 19th century HAND-WROUGHT SPIKES

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 eight 1700’s / early 1800’s, blacksmith wrought, black-iron spikes. ( Illustrated here with U. S. quarter for size comparison. ) Set in as companion to period collectables, or utilized as stout hanging pegs for period relics these old black ironcut spikes are worthy of appreciation. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

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4124

c. 1864 Harriet Beecher Stowe PHOTOGRAPH

A rarely seen circa 1864 photograph of American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. This unusual view of the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin appears to have been trimmed in the period from a group photograph and mounted on a sheet of bond writing paper. We have an identical example in our personal collection which represents the only other such view we have seen. They were acquired as a pair and though separately mounted seemed to be an attempt at an oversized stereopticon application. The photograph measures approximately 3 7/8 X 4 ¾ inches on a 4 5/8 X 6 ½ inch mount. The photographer is not identified. 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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4128

Civil War Veteran - GAR - Gettysburg Reunion Photograph

An exceptionally crisp photograph with sharp focus and strong contrast, this image measures approximately 9 7/8 X 16 ½ inches and is back marked MUMPER & CO. – Photo – ARTISTS – Baltimore St. Gettysburg, PA . An exceptional G. A. R. photograph by one of Gettysburg’s best known photo studios of the period. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!
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4066

c.1857 Franklin House, Kingston, N. H. Militia - GRAND LEVEE TICKET

Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison is an admission ticket to a Feb. 28, 1857 militia social function held at the Franklin House, Kingston, New Hampshire. Printed on a thin sheet of bond the ticket has folds and evidence of period carrying but is sound. Must have been quite a function as admission is given as $1.00. Quite an amount for 1857! Not a big deal but a nice item for the New England militia enthusiast. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !
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4123

19th century MUSTARD LABEL

Just the thing to set off that special Civil War vintage condiment jar or simply to lay in with mess gear or personal items this all original brightly printed label measures approximately 3 ¼ X 6 3/8 inches. RUSSELL, STEWART & Co. EXTRA FINE MUSTARD (see: F. F. Russell and G. C. Stewart in period Boston Directories) Another one of those common to the period items of every day 19th century life that seldom survived to reach the modern day historian. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!
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4059

early American SERVING SPOON

The plain eye appeal of this wonderful crudely hand carved old serving spoon will speak best for this offering except to advise the viewer that the old rock maple utility measures approximately 14 inches in length and was found in the beams of a Maine roadhouse active from the mid 18th century through the mid 1800’s. A nice country kitchen or camp item dating from the American Revolution through the Civil War. Such pure gems of a simple country past are an advantage of years of seeking out such treasures here in Maine. 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 4109: old un-used REED TOBACCO PIPE STEMS
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4109

old un-used REED TOBACCO PIPE STEMS

Acquired from old stock, we have a small number of unused old natural reed tobacco pipe stems and are pricing them here individually for the collector who would like one for a period pipe. (May require minor fitting to individual pipes.) If you would like an unused but period clay pipe to go with the stem enter clay pipe search feature and take a look. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!
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4191

Patent 1856 MECHANICAL APPLE PEELER

Referred to in the period as an apple parer, this neat early cast iron mechanical kitchen appliance is boldly marked PATENTED JUNE 17 & DEC. 16, 1856 / TURN TABLE APPLE PARER / MFG. BY LOCKEY & HOWLAND. Though it is missing a tooth in the fly gear (see illustration) the piece seems to be totally functional and will make a nice display piece for the enthusiast of Civil War era mechanical items. 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 4120: Civil War era Tower Short Sea Service Rifle  – SWORD BAYONET
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4120

Civil War era Tower Short Sea Service Rifle – SWORD BAYONET

Set aside years ago when acquired in a large bayonet collection, this scarce sword bayonet will be best described by our illustrations and a review of Hardin’s The American Bayonet Fig. 80. All in nice original condition with the S & K (Schnitzler & Kirchbaum of Solingen, Prussia) marking along with the desirable D. G. with anchor marking familiar to American Civil War import Enfield collectors. A number of these bayonets saw service by Confederate Marines. A good opportunity for the Civil War bayonet / edged weapons collector. 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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4135

Antique – Clay MARBLES

This collection of 32 period clay marbles will make a neat little companion grouping in a Civil War vintage gaming or personal item display. The correct number for the classic marble board game that was so favored by one Union general that it became known as the Gen. Grant Game, these all original and period clay marbles will display well by themselves or to place on an original game board. Rich color and good evidence of period originality. (illustrated here with a U. S. quarter for size comparison) Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4189: Pennsylvania Master Blacksmith then 47th Infantry Troop with Children
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4189

Pennsylvania Master Blacksmith then 47th Infantry Troop with Children

This pleasing image of a well dressed man nicely posed with two youngsters is augmented by a penned period identification on the back. We’d guess the writer was Mrs. E. Houdeshell as she boldly declares ownership and identity of the country Pennsylvania photographer’s work as Samuel Noss and child. (The hand of an apparent elderly lady runs out of space as she inscribes the back of the photo mount.) After a quick check advised us that Houdeshell was a relatively common surname in the Pennsylvania countryside we moved on to Samuel Noss and were pleased to find him listed as a Private of Co. I 47th Penn. Volunteer Infantry. Listed in National Archives records, (M554 roll 92) Samuel Noss (a.k.a. Samuel F. Noss) enlisted in the 47th on July 1, 1863. His record then becomes a bit foggy as the History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 has Samuel Noss transferring to the Veteran Reserve Corps March 12, 1864 and Samuel F. Noss joining the 200th Pennsylvania on August 6, 1864. Archives records seem to indicate that Samuel and Samuel F. are one and the same? The 1860 U. S. Census lists our man as a 35 year old Master Blacksmith in Petersburg Borough, Pennsylvania. His daughter, 9 year old Caroline and son, 5 year old Bimas are recorded as household members. Much-a-do about nothing for some folks, our interest in digging out such things has offered many pleasant hours.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4100: Civil War vintage Lamson & Goodnow MESS KNIFE
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Civil War vintage Lamson & Goodnow MESS KNIFE

We have a small number of nicely marked LAMSON & GOODNOW MFG. Co. mess knives and are pricing them individually for the collector who would like one for use as a re-enactor or for a companion piece with other original items of the Civil War era. A nice size measuring over 10 inches in length with riveted natural bone grips on a tapered shank as one would expect of earlier to mid 1800s construction. Civil War arms collectors will recognize Lamson & Goodnow in association with Lamson, Goodnow & Yale who manufactured rifled muskets for the Union. With good evidence of age and originality with classic period construction in combination the maker will set this knife off well. 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 4221: Original ! Civil War era  WIDE AWAKE style Kepi
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4221

Original ! Civil War era WIDE AWAKE style Kepi

A rare opportunity for the political collector and Lincoln enthusiast, we offer this piece with some trepidation as we have set aside a small accumulation of Abraham Lincoln artifacts ourselves. (see: MaineLegacy.com) Acquired from the collection of a long time personal friend and historian who had this wonderful old oil cloth kepi since 1958 when he pried it away from a then budding Americana collector Norm Flayderman. No connection to Maine though which we have set as a perimeter for our personal collection, so we have decided we will part with the old kepi to a good home. Political collectors and Lincoln enthusiasts are well aware of oil cloth caps and kepi style caps worn by the Wide-Awakes of the 1860 presidential campaign. Well documented by period photography and political illustrations, original examples of the rather cheaply made and fragile caps are extremely rare, seldom seen outside of the most prestigious museum collections. Best described here by detailed illustrations, we will add only that the antique cap remains in excellent all original and untouched condition. A classic example of its origin as a short lived political amenity made to last through the campaign period, the cap is unlined with an oil cloth sweat band, a stitched on coated pasteboard bill, and a faux chin strap held by period three piece buttons. The brass numeral is clearly original to the period and likely represents a political district or precinct. If you have questions send us an e-mail. 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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4154

antique Cow Horn POCKET LOUPE

Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison is an exceptionally nice early pocket loupe. All in excellent nearly unused condition with nice sharp edges, this beautiful old loupe appears never to have been carried and yet offers clear evidence of age and originality. With an attractive patina and texture that comes to horn with decades of age, this lovely little optical instrument is secured with fine iron pins which themselves offer good evidence of age and early construction. Will set in nicely with any later 18th century through 19th century grouping, medical, scientific or personal, the purest will even enjoy carrying this handy little instrument. 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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Contemporary Historical Sketch – by a soldier of Co. A 1st N. H. Heavy

Beat up with loose and missing pages but complete in so far as the ten pages presenting Corporal Hevekiah E. Hadlock’s fascinating A Sketch of Co. A 1st N. H. H. A.. The historic period brown ink sketch begins in the spring of 1863 with the authorization of Charles H. Lang (earlier Lt. Col 17th N. H. Vols.) to raise an independent company of Heavy Artillery for the garrisoning of Fort Constitution, Portsmouth Harbor. Hadlock offers an interesting inside account of life and military duty at Ft. Constitution from the earliest days of the outfit when it consisted of merely forty enlisted men and the time in July when the draft was ordered resulting in the Company quickly filling its manning to the required one-hundred-forty enlisted. The author states as most everyone supposed that our company would not leave the state and fearing the draft the recruits then came in in droves. Corporal Hadlock describes early life at Ft. Constitution as passing pleasantly along and the boys had a very easy time, fishing, catching lobsters &c was the general amusement while not on duty. When winter came though such leisure was replaced with the unloading of coal, wood and commissary stores from schooners. As the snow came on parties were detailed for shoveling snow and keeping the Fort and yard clear. . In the last days of April 1864 things would change for the New Hampshire natives relegated to the protection of Portsmouth Harbor. Relieved of duty here by State Militia the Co. was ordered to Washington. Corp. Hadlock leaves us with details of Battery assignments at Ft. Slocum then movement up the Potomac for assignment about three quarters of a mile from Georgetown overlooking the City. Despite his description of this place as pleasantly situated Hadlock tells the reader that the weather at this time was extremely hot and large details were made out each day for cutting trees and brush which caused a general growling throughout the camp. It was about July 8th, that Hadlock’s group was moved to Fort Bauard, a timber and earthwork fort constructed northwest of Tenleytown in the District of Columbia. It was at this place that the New Hampshire Corporal pens the meat of his record as he offers the reader a common soldiers view of the Union defeat of Confederate forces in their July 1864 assault on the Capital City . Here we will offer Corporal Handcock’s own words as he writes: about this time they was expecting the Johnies up to make them a call and they was not disappointed on the 10th of July in the afternoon Gen Early made his appearance on the Rockville Turnpike with about thirty thousand men, this caused great excitement for we had a mere handful of men and the most of those were green militia being one hundred days men from Ohio and the prospect of saving Washington was rather slim but they made no attack that night but the next morning the 11th they began quite a smart skirmish in front , our Fort Bayard and the Rebels gained a quite a commanding piece of ground in front of our Fort and placed a light Battery but they did not have any effect on the fort and for some reason unknown to us did not seem anxious to approach any nearer but held their grounds against our line all that day and night. The morning of the 12 commenced with a very smart skirmish the whole length of the line but about noon the Rebels fell back some distance and as our army was small and fearing that they was up to some trap we did not follow them and it was well that we did not for the next day about noon they were seen returning with reinforcements the Rebel Gen Breckenridge had come up with 40,000 more men making 70,000 in all. Washington was then seemingly in their hands and the long coveted prize was then secured. It is here that our writer offers a bit of political insight as he comments on feelings toward the former Vice President of the United States turned Confederate General. Breckenridge was again to have the chance to press the hands of his Copperhead friends that had wished so much to see him and that has elected him Vice President. On came this gallant band eager to clasp their serpent like fangs into and destroy that starry banner that had protected them in their infancy and just as they were ready to send up their shouts of victory they met with a banner that struck a panic to their whole army. Here Corporal Hadlock sets down his personal exuberance for the turning of the Confederate onslaught the roll of his Corps in accomplishing that. For the sixth corps was there,says he! The most dreaded by Breckenridge of any corps in the Union army but the engagement was a hard one for they had much the larger numbers but nevertheless at ten o'clock they were driven back from the lines with a great loss of men, on the morning of the 14th not a living rebel was to be seen and the sixth corps was on their track for Rockville. After this action Hadlock continues to record the movements of his unit to include promotion of its officers until their return to Fort Constitution and the defense of Portsmouth Harbor on the 30th day of November 1864. A nice item for the New Hampshire collector, this all original and complete soldiers folio will come with a 1987 letter on the letterhead and in the hand of Francis Lord as he responds to a research inquiry on Corporal Hadlock account to include Dr. Lord’s notations on the Corporal’s military record. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!



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