space Antique Arts Home  |  Store Home  |  My Cart  |  My Orders  |  Wish List  |   Tweet  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us   
Search:   
separator

GUNSIGHT ANTIQUES

Store Home
Browse All Items
Search
Our Products
Click to close category Memorabilia
Click to view Colonial & CIVIL WAR era through 1880s AMERICANA
Order Policies
About Us
Contact Us!
Our Mailing List
Links
776 items found
Previous Items 421 through 440 shown Next

Our goal is to provide maximum buying potential and buyer confidence for the advanced and casual enthusiast. Visitors are encouraged to browsing our full inventory while those limited by time or specific interest may utilize our word search to locate specific items or categories. (Always use lower case for best search engine results.)




SPECIAL PRICING NOTE !! $$$$$
Found a treasure but simply don’t like the price?
By all means, send us an e-mail with a reasonable offer!



SEARCH FOR CATEGORY GROUPS & SPECIFIC ITEMS
Visitors to our online shop are encouraged to scroll from page to page and enjoy browsing the wide variety of our full inventory or to utilize search to view specific categories or offerings. Enter a single word or key words and phrases. ( Always use lower case for best results. )
We hope you find our catalog informative, entertaining and fruitful.

Item #

Description

Price

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4344: important - Union Mjr. Gen. Henry F. Clarke GROUPING
Click for more detail...
4344

important - Union Mjr. Gen. Henry F. Clarke GROUPING

This outstanding grouping of Mjr. General Henry Francis Clarke, (won his Brig. General star for gallantry at the battle of Gettysburg), includes a plaster bust of Clarke by noted sculptor Leonard W. Volk,best known for his earlier work with Abraham Lincoln. The 12 inch high painted plaster bust is inscribed Genl. H. F. Clark U. S. A. on the front and L. W. Volk 1889 on the back. The bust depicts Clarke in uniform wearing his Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States medal. Included in this grouping is General Clarke’spersonal issue gold Loyal Legion Medal #733. ( see published MOLLUS roster with inscribed medal numbers: UNION BLUE by Robert G. Carroon and Dana B. Shoaf) The group also includes two Loyal Legion lapel rosettes, his Grand Army of the Republic membership medal,complete with its original well worn and tattered suspension ribbon. With the group a GAR, 1902 Washington National Encampment medal and Clarke’s jeweler made monogram cuff buttons(HFC). These were fashioned from 1854 and 1855 US silver quarters, nicely handengraved with blue enamel highlights. Last but not the least is a personally inscribed carte de viste of Clarke from the Matthew Brady, Washington studio . The CDV remains in excellent condition and is signed on the verso Yours truly H F Clarke. As to provenance, all of the preceeding General Henry Francis Clarke artifacts, with the exception of the signed Clarke photograph, came to us as a group when offered as such by an established New England auction house. In our own research we found sale of Clarke material, to include a camp chair offered by Cowans, leading back to the family and a sale of the estate of the General’s Great Granddaughter Mary Clark.. While the time and location of that sale will take some additional research. The Volk bust of Clarke had been offered by the Heritage auction house in Texas with the attributation of the Clarke family via the Tharpe collection of American Military History, exhibited by the Liberty Heritage Society Museum. General Clarke’s MOLLUS medal will speak for itself with its recorded and inscribed issue number as will the silver cuff buttons which offer the the General’s HFC monograhm. We added the signed CDV to the grouping when we had the opertunity.
Mjr. Genl. Henry Francis Clarke

Henry Francis Clarke was born in Brownsville, Pa., Nov. 9, 1820. He was graduated from West Point, in 1843, and was commissioned 2nd Lt., 2nd US Artillery. A veteran of the Mexican War, Clarke was wounded at Chapultepec, where he was brevetted captain for his gallantry, Sept. 13, 1847. Clark served as an instructor of artillery at the Military Academy at West Point, 1848-49, then as professor of mathematics, 1850-51. He served in the Seminole War, 1851-52; then as Adjt., 2nd US Artillery at Fort Monroe, 1852-53 then at Pensacola, 1853-55. Assigned back at West Point as instructor of artillery in 1855-56 Clarke was then stationed at Fort Hamilton in New York, 1856-57. Promoted Captain Jan. 12, 1857 Clarke served in the challenging position of chief of commissariat on the Utah Expedition, (a.k.a. Utah War / Mormon Rebellion) 1857-60. Clarke was assigned Chief of Commissariat, Dept. of Florida, April and May, 1861 then served as Chief of Commissariat of the Army of the Potomac, 1861-64. He participated in the campaigns of the Peninsula, Maryland, the Rappahannock, Pennsylvania, and the Rapidan, and was brevetted colonel Sept. 11, 1863, for gallant and meritorious services in the Maryland campaign. He received the brevet of brigadier-general, March 18, 1865, for services at gallantry at Gettysburg and was at the same time brevetted major-general of the United States army for faithful and meritorious services in the subsistence department during the war. He was in charge of the subsistence department in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, 1864-67; division of Missouri, 1867-75; and of the division of the Atlantic, 1879-84. He was promoted colonel May 20, 1882, and was retired Nov. 9, 1884. He died in Washington, D.C., May 10, 1887. (Source: Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans)

We take special care in presentation of our photographs and apologize for our host’s insistence of the distracting watermarking of enlargements. Please inspect our illustrations carefully however and if you have any questions please let us know. 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.

If you have an interest in neat Civil War period things or Maine in the time, you may enjoy our museum site at:

MaineLegacy.com



Our Price: $ 3295.00

Make an offer
Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4346: 1863- Rhode Island Book Seller / Stationer - ‘HARD-TIME’  TOKEN
Click for more detail...
4346

1863- Rhode Island Book Seller / Stationer - ‘HARD-TIME’ TOKEN

Issued by and marked Frank L. Gay - Book Seller & Stationery - 140 Westminster St. – Prov. RI . These little penny sized coins were struck in the early years of the American Civil War to fill a commercial need when people began hording hard currency. By July of 1862 even the lowly copper cent had all but disappeared from public circulation. Though the U. S. Mint began issuing substitute paper money in the usual coinage denominations and folks began using postage stamps to augment that effort, commercial needs demanded something more familiar and more durable. The private minting of what collectors refer to as HARD-TIME TOKENS began to appear in the fall of 1862. These private issue coins fell in two categories, the patriotic token which did not carry the name of a specific redeemer and the so called store-card such as offered here, which carried the name of a specific merchant. The little private issue ‘penny’ filled the commercial need and soon enjoyed general acceptance as a means of exchange usually allotted the value of one cent. The little copper cent was minted in several variations and designs (usually patriotic) and were almost immediately a collectable accounting for some limited availability of nice condition examples still available on today’s collectors market. Not a common find outside of collector circles though, as the short lived Civil War token was outlawed by act of Congress in 1864 when the issuance of currency in any form by private individuals was forbidden. We have acquired a small collection of these little relics and are offering them individually in our online shop for the collector who would enjoy a nice original example to go in a Civil War grouping or coin collection. The patriotic example offered here remains in pleasing, uncirculated condition with a natural age patina. (Will make a neat original Civil War vintage gift without spending lots of money.)You may view all of these that are currently on our site by entering ‘ patriotic token ’ in our search feature.

Our Price: $ 65.00

Make an offer
Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4345: 1853 Kentucky POLITICAL BROADSIDE & LETTER
Click for more detail...
4345

1853 Kentucky POLITICAL BROADSIDE & LETTER

A nice size for display is this 9 ½ X 8 ¼ inch broadside advising of a DEMOCRATIC MEETING of the Democracy of Henderson County May 28, 1853. The meeting is to be held at R. D. Burbank’s Tobacco Stemmery for the purpose of transaction of important business to be submitted to the Central Committee. Printed on one side and all in nice original condition with no rips, tears or repairs, this historic broadside comes a letter from Kentucky’s U. S. Congressman Benjamin Edwards Grey to Kentucky lawyer and state senator John B. Burner. (see: Capt. Thomas Speed’s - The Union Cause in Kentucky 1860-1865 ) The broadside was folded in the letter which reads:

Henderson May 24th 1853 Dear Burner, You see from the enclosed that the Democrats are getting up the most thorough organization possible in order to carry this Congressional election & to carry the next Legislature. If Whigs would ¬¬¬¬stand in voting against me they are at the same time defeating their own party. They would hesitate long before they do so. If they defeat me with Dande what Whig in the District can next time defeat _____ or some other Democrat who may run. It is the interest of the Whig party to heal all breaches in the party. It may be said that I created the breach but it may also be said the convention created the breach. I will do all to conciliate, will they do the same. I am you friend truly. Benjamin Edwards Grey


The brown ink penned letter is faint but legible, signed and in the hand of Congressman Grey. All in original condition with no rips , tears or repairs, the letter is franked by Grey and postmarked HENDERSON KY – MAY 25. Grey was elected as a Whig to the 32nd and 33rd Congress but it seems his concerns expressed in the letter to John Burner were well founded as he was unsuccessful in his bid for reelection to the 34th Congress. A neat early Kentucky Political broadside with its accompanying letter !
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.


Our Price: $ 235.00

Make an offer
Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4347: original Pat 1863 NEEDLE PACKET
Click for more detail...
4347

original Pat 1863 NEEDLE PACKET

This attractive paper sewing needle packet is all original and retains its original content of needles. Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison this neat little needle packet is dated U.S. Pat. Oct. 18,1863 and is labeled BLOOD’S Genuine 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 !
Our Price: $ 42.00
Qty:  

Make an offer
Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4303: Vintage Brass Plated SAFETY PINS
Click for more detail...
4303

Vintage Brass Plated SAFETY PINS

Not a big deal but when we found these as new and un-used old safety pins in a vintage country store grouping we felt they were worth preserving. Just the thing to lay in an old sewing basket or period housewife sewing kit, these early brass plated safety pins are priced by the group of a dozen in graduating sizes just as they were offered those many years ago. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best.

Our Price: $ 12.00
Qty:  

Make an offer
Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4289: 19th century Turned Bone Whistle
Click for more detail...
4289

19th century Turned Bone Whistle

Illustrated here with a U.S. quarter for size comparison, this neat little period turned bone whistle remains in excellent condition with no cracks, flaws or repairs and will lay in well in any period personal grouping. Difficult to find in bone, Civil War site digger/historians have well documented pewter examples of the period style. 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 !


Our Price: $ 95.00

Make an offer
Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 247: Civil War era Private Purchase Spurs
Click for more detail...
247

Civil War era Private Purchase Spurs

A nice pair of antique private purchase spurs, this attractive matched pair each bear a number 8 size designation with iron rowels, and smooth period wear with an untouched natural age patina. A well-documented period design found in the most reliable Civil War collector references, these all original spurs will go nicely in any quality collection. ( Illustrated here with a Civil War vintage quarter for size comparison. ) Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

Our Price: $ 225.00

Make an offer
Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4244: lot of 6 – c. 1860 / 1870 POLICE BUTTONS
Click for more detail...
4244

lot of 6 – c. 1860 / 1870 POLICE BUTTONS

Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison, our photographs will likely do best to describe this group of 6 matching antique POLICE frock buttons. Maker marked SCOVILL MF’G CO. WATERBURY, these buttons are dated c. 1860 1870 in McGuinn & Bazelons AMERICAN MILITARY BUTTON MAKERS AND DEALERS; THEIR BACKMARKS & DATES p.88 top ctr. 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 !
Our Price: $ 75.00

Make an offer
Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4257: Civil War era -  D. Goff & Son Worsted Braid Binding
Click for more detail...
4257

Civil War era - D. Goff & Son Worsted Braid Binding

Utilized in the period as textile binding braid or tape, this original 5 yard packet of early ¾ inch D. Goff & Son Worsted remains in unopened as newcondition and will serve well in any appropriate textile restoration effort or simply as a display piece with 19th century textile or sewing antiques.
Darius Goff set up his textile machinery in 1861 in what was known as the old stone millon the east side of the river in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The little weaving operation was the first worsted mill in the country when the younger Goff joined his father to form D. Goff & Son in 1862. A neat old attic find. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !
Our Price: $ 75.00

Make an offer
Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4361: Civil War IMPORT INFANTRY SHAKO
Click for more detail...
4361

Civil War IMPORT INFANTRY SHAKO

An exceptionally nice looking early Civil War issue import leather shako (see: RALLY ROUND THE FLAG / Uniforms of the Union Volunteers of 1861 by Ron Field) this example is complete with original die struck brass American eagle over infantry horn plate as illustrated in Stanley Philip’s, Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields & Campsites of the Civil War. All original and complete, this example even retains the chin strap with original strap retainer in the crown. Both original features are generally long since gone. This one even sports its period dress wool pompom. Known to have been imported early in the Civil War the use of this handsome shako has been well established by virtue of camp site and battle field excavations with records of use by Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New York regiments. Offers good evidence of age and originality yet all in excellent condition with nice original finish and solid construction even to its original 2 ¾ inch wide sweat band. An attractive piece of Civil War head gear at a reasonable price! 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 !
Our Price: $ 995.00

Make an offer
Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4264: hand crafted vintage CLOTHES PINS
Click for more detail...
4264

hand crafted vintage CLOTHES PINS

A neat pair of vintage clothespins hand cut from a young sapling or tree branch (illustrated here with a U.S. quarter for size comparison) and bound with a strip of tinned iron to form what must have been a very effective clothes pin. We have seen this style in years past usually found among 19th century household and camp things but like most everyday utilitarian items of the period they seem to have vanished. With pleasing age and originality this pair will go well with other period country items or in any grouping of Civil War vintage personal things. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

Our Price: $ 45.00

Make an offer
Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4323: antique tin RECORDER or PENNY WHISTLE
Click for more detail...
4323

antique tin RECORDER or PENNY WHISTLE

Popularly referred to as a Recorder, Tin Whistle or Penny Whistle the history of these mostly folk music instruments reaches back to the earlier 19th century. Gracing many a Civil War soldier’s evening respite from the days military activity or wood stove concert in winter camp, the little tin recorder was a favorite at many a mid 19th century entertainment. Fashioned from thin tinned sheet iron rolled into a tube with hand lead soldered mouth piece and seam, the penny whistle was light in the haversack or knapsack, yet durable. This example measures 13 ½ inches in length with good evidence of age and period use. A rich natural age patina, good evidence of period hand soldering and the charm of period use and carrying while remaining in pleasing, even playable condition, will set this all original little musical instrument well in any Civil War collection. 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 !



Our Price: $ 95.00

Make an offer
Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4240: Pat. 1864 WICK TRIMMER
Click for more detail...
4240

Pat. 1864 WICK TRIMMER

A nice example of a hard to find antique oil lamp wick trimmer, this nicely maker marked W. B. HARNARD and patent dated Dec.27th 1864 lighting utility remains in excellent, fully functional condition, yet offers eye appealing evidence of period use and handling. These all original trimmers will fit well in any grouping of period lighting or Civil War vintage personal item grouping. 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!
Our Price: $ 60.00

Make an offer
Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4235: especially nice early BONE DOMINOES – full set
Click for more detail...
4235

especially nice early BONE DOMINOES – full set

An especially attractive full set of antique ebony mounted bone dominoes. Each game piece sports a colorful red line border with green dots and is of Civil War era materials and construction with an eye appealing age patina. Twenty-eight game pieces of hand cut, bone and ebony, each piece is secured by a single swedged brass pin. All are nestled in their period dovetailed slide top box. An especially nice set for the collector who strives for authenticity and the period charm of the Civil War camp, home parlor, road house or tavern game table. 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!
Our Price: $ 235.00

Make an offer
Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4358: antique Bayou Goula, Louisiana – folk art, Serpent Walking Stick
Click for more detail...
4358

antique Bayou Goula, Louisiana – folk art, Serpent Walking Stick

Fashioned from a single piece of wood cut and shaped to form a serpent entwined around a stout 35 inch shaft, our photographs will likely do best to describe this wonderful old folk art walking stick. With good evidence of age and originality, contrasting color and texture are provided by the simple retention of natural bark on the snakes body. The set in eyes appear to be from period shoe buttons. Bayou Goula is penned on the shaft in period brown ink. Located in the low country of Iberville Parish, Louisiana the name of Bayou Goula will be familiar to students of the Civil War deep South. An especially neat companion piece for the collector of Louisiana relics. 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 !

Our Price: $ 295.00

Make an offer
Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4242: Civil War era Patriotic Pressed Glass FINGER LAMP
Click for more detail...
4242

Civil War era Patriotic Pressed Glass FINGER LAMP

A beautiful little patriotically decorated antique pressed glass finger lamp, this earlier 19th century through Civil War era lighting device is offered as found with an ATWOODS PAT OCT. 13, 1863 – JAN. 21, 1868. Clearly a period upgrade, we have an excavated example in our own collection, minus the burner and fixed burner collar, that was recovered from an early 1850s bottle dump at the site of the early Poland Spring watering site here in Maine. A wonderful little lighting device with a nice early burner all remains in excellent condition with no chips or cracks yet with lots of bottom surface wear as evidence of period use and originality. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
Our Price: $ 195.00

Make an offer
Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4342: antique wooden DICE
Click for more detail...
4342

antique wooden DICE

Not a big deal but a nice display item for the early gambling collector or Civil War vintage personal item enthusiast is this neat old pair of hand cut wooden dice. A must have in every well-equipped trouser pocket or haversack we have all heard the old story of how such things were frequently cast away while on march onto action. ( Illustrated here with a U.S. quarter for size comparison. ) Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !
Our Price: $ 30.00

Make an offer
Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4360: 19th century SHAVING CUP
Click for more detail...
4360

19th century SHAVING CUP

This especially nice old shaving cup is fashioned from tinned sheet iron with die struck soldered in bottom and removable cover insert. The cup stands approximately 4 inches high and measures 4 ¼ inches across its base tapering to a 3 5/8 inch diameter mouth. The cup sports a razor compartment and lid is designed to hold the brush upright in the lather and ready for the next shave. Though the die struck bottom is more common to the later 1860s and on, the die striking technology did exist in the Civil War period though it was yet to be commonly used. The cup has Civil War vintage potential but we’d be more comfortable calling the piece Indian War period. All in nice shape with no condition issues, this will be an especially nice item for the tin enthusiast. 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 !
Our Price: $ 145.00

Make an offer
Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4276: Maine BALLOT BOX
Click for more detail...
4276

Maine BALLOT BOX

Our illustrations will likely do best to describe this neat old Maine ballot box except to advise that it measures approximately 9 5/8 inches in length, 6 ¾ inches wide and 5 inches high. Hand crafted with decorative cast iron hardware, Maine military staff buttons set on the ballot drawer and retaining the original wooden ballots, this old ballot box remains in nice condition ready to set out with any period military, lodge, Loyal Legion or G. A. R. 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!

Our Price: $ 150.00

Make an offer
Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4268: Antique SALT or SNUFF HORN
Click for more detail...
4268

Antique SALT or SNUFF HORN

A classic 18th century / early 19th century personal item referred to by collectors as salt or snuff horns in line with their most frequent use. As a small screw top container measuring approximately 3 ¼ inches long with a handy suspension chain, these little traveling containers of natural cow horn would have served well to carry the usual personal bit of salt or other food seasoning, snuff, herbs or other medical preparations. Practical use would have been limited only by imagination. This scares original example remains in excellent condition with its original suspension chain and screw cap. With no cracks or splits as usually found in original examples, this one displays a most attractive age patina. (see: Newman & Kravic's COLLECTOR'S ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA of the AMERICAN REVOLUTION ) Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !
Our Price: $ 95.00

Make an offer
Previous Items 421 through 440 shown Next

Save this search for '' and email the results

Email:

Limit:

New/Changed Items Only

Note:  The owner of this store does review these requests and may contact you, but if you'd like to ask for a specific item to be stocked, you should use the contact form and explicitly describe the item you are seeking.


Search Again:  

Match
All Words

  Browse our store   Click for help

Store Home  ·  About Us  ·  Contact  ·  FAQ / Policies  ·  Privacy  ·  Security  ·  Antique Arts home

· Links ·  Tell a Friend About this Site!  · Join our Mailing List ·


Contact us!
PO Box 687
Standish, ME 04084
United States

Updated
©1995-2018 AntiqueArts.COM. All rights reserved.