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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4240: Pat. 1864 WICK TRIMMER
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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!
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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!
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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 !

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4242: Civil War era Patriotic Pressed Glass FINGER LAMP
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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!
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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 !
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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 !
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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!

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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 !
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4259

Carter’s Writing Fluid - STONEWARE MASTER INK

A nice CARTER’S INK embossed stoneware master ink with the early STIFF & SONS LAMBETH potter marking. (James Stiff commenced his pottery in 1842 then in 1863 he brought his sons aboard to create Stiff & Sons in Lambeth.) The bottle stands approximately 6 inches and retains a portion of the original paper label. CARTER’S WRITING FLUID is desirable on the age discolored label. All in nice original condition with no chips, cracks or crazing and nice smooth glaze. A nice companion item with antique writing instruments and equipment. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4278: antique Masonic / Eastern Star - Lodge Hall Coffee Cup
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4278

antique Masonic / Eastern Star - Lodge Hall Coffee Cup

A classic old Masonic hall ironstone coffee cup, totally original and in fine condition with no chips, dings, cracks or imperfections of any kind. Illustrated here with a U. S. quarter for size comparison this neat old lodge hall cup sports a Masonic device on one side and the emblem of the Eastern Star on the other. Not a big deal but for the Masonic collector a nice piece of turn of the century Americana without spending a lot of money. Some of us old-timers can still attest to the pleasantness of a cup of joe from one of these heavy old pottery cups. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

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43114

early AMES marked Blacksmith Forged Skillet

Outstanding as a standalone example of early American country blacksmithing, an understanding of the artisan who left his name boldly set in the skillet’s iron handle, will be necessary to full appreciation of the old fry pan’s historic potential. Deeply set in the handle of this hand forged skillet is AMES a name that will ring true to the student of early American manufacturing as well as Mexican War and Civil War collector /historians. With a history too extensive to cite here, suffice it to say that it was as early as the later 1700s that blacksmith Oliver Ames set up his single forge shop in Massachusetts. Typical of the usual country blacksmith, in his early days, Ames would eak out a living fabricating all manner of iron tools and equipment from cooking grates and fry pans to door hinges, to farming and artisan tools. From here Oliver Ames’s would become the largest shovel manufacturer in the country. The Ames bloodline continued to expand in the foundry busuness to include John Ames in Chelmsford and John’s son N. P. Ames in old Springfield who would establish the Ames Sword Co. as the best known of Union Civil War contractors supplying all manner on military arms to the Union cause. (see: Sketches of the Old Inhabitants and Other Citizens of Old Springfield by Charles Wells Chapin ) This hand wrought skillet to include the AMES marked handle was blacksmith forged from a single piece of black iron. The bowl measures approximately 8 1/8 inches in diameter with an 8 ¾ inch handle. All remain in excellent original condition with a pleasing patina and good evidence of age and originality. 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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4385: Fort Fisher N. C.- Powder Vessel  - Official Records PRINTING PLATE
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4385

Fort Fisher N. C.- Powder Vessel - Official Records PRINTING PLATE

We’ll not repeat the entire story of Butler’s Folly here except for a quick reminder that it was a Union initiated scheme to strip and disguise a government ship (USS Louisiana) to look like a blockade-runner, load it with 215 tons of black powder and, under cover of darkness, anchor the thing in the shallow just off Fort Fisher at the mouth of North Carolina’s Cape Fear River. Upon setting an elaborate clockwork fuse system the Yankee sailors abandoned the rouse ship to wait in the clear for what they knew would be a disastrous result upon the Confederate fort. But alas, once the eruption of flames and rattling shock waves cleared, Fort Fisher stood pretty much as before, stout and proud. A report of the Union fiasco wound be included in the 1891 Government Printing Office publication of the Official Records of the Union & Confederate Armies. The product of this 4 X 8 X 7/8 inch wood and type lead printing plate of the Union Powder Vesselis seen in the Government Printing Office Official Record Atlas, Vol. 40, Plate 1. Emanating from a local estate sale the printing plate bears an old pencil inscription Lower Cape Fear Historical Society on the back.
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43115

Patent 1878 LANTERN

This attractive little oil lantern in marked Pat. Aug. 13, 1878 and stands approximately 7 ½ inches to the chimney top; about 14 inches total height including bail handle. The reservoir is of spun brass with sheet iron bottom. The bail handle is of iron, all else is of formed sheet brass. All in nice condition, unpolished with an eye appealing natural age patina. A nice camp item for the Indian Wars era enthusiast, this little lighting device is ready to set in any period 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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2nd & 20th Maine - identified - Bugle Call – Civil War Patriotic Music Book

Identified to a 2nd Maine Infantry transferee to the hard fought 20th Maine Infantry troop, this well worn soldier’s music book is none the less complete with no torn pages and is solid with the exception of the back cover which is there but separated. This rarely seen original 1863 publication of The Bugle Call by Root & Candy of Chicago measures approximately 9 ½ X 6 ½ inches with 60 pages of war songs and patriotic music with lyrics. (An interesting variation to the American music collector is the oddity of having a section of the book, pages 15 through 30, bound in upside down.) The book’s patriotic offerings include: The bugle-call -- Stand up for Uncle Sam, my boys -- The harp of the Union band -- The Union League -- America -- Clear the way -- God save the nation -- The skedaddle rangers -- The ship of Union -- Gone to the war -- Flag of the fearless free -- Call 'em names Jeff -- Stand by the president -- The battle-cry of freedom -- O, wrap the flag around me, boys -- Our soldiers stand upon the field -- Hail, Columbia -- The star-spangled banner (lyrics only) -- What's the cause of this commotion -- After the battle -- Uncle Sam's funeral -- Ho! for the gun-boats -- The battle-call -- Brave boys are they -- Jefferson D., Sir -- Come rouse up! brave boys -- Grafted into the army -- English neutrality -- Fine old Union gentleman (lyrics only) -- Freedom and Union (lyrics only) and more.
A period pencil identification on the front cover offers G. S. Gould – Maine while on the first page in the top margin we see: Bangor Me. – Gilman S. Gould – Maine in period script.
Gilman S. Gould gave his residence as Muscle Rig Place, when he enlisted as a 24 year old Down EastMainer and mustered in on October 17, 1862 as a Private of Co. G 2nd Maine Infantry A list of the important battles in which the 2nd Maine participated during Gould’s tenure with the regiment would include, Yorktown, Hanover Court House, Gaines' Mill, Malvern Hill, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. On May 20, 1863 the hardened veteran transferred to Co. H of the 20th Maine Infantry. Here the record becomes a bit foggy as while the Maine Adjutant Report lists a Gilman S. Gold as a transfer from the 2nd Maine to the 20th Maine, the early reference Maine at Gettysburg lists only a single Gould in the regiment, William F. Gould (a transferee from the 2nd Maine) serving as a musician in Capt. Walter Morrill’s Co. B of the 20th Maine. Some further research will likely unravel this all too common records puzzle. The Maine Adjutant Report has our man transferring to the Veteran Reserve Corps on March 15 1865 with no method or date of discharge given? As we have advised, this piece is offered as found with some folds at the corners and lots of evidence of period use but as we say, complete with no major page tears, stains or other issues save separation of the back cover. A scarce Civil War collectable with a desirable 2nd Maine Infantry and 20th Maine Volunteers connection.
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4373

19th century red stained DICE

Not a big deal but just the thing to lay in with a Civil War personal item grouping, we were fortunate to acquire three pair of these attractive little gaming pieces and are offering them here priced byby the pair for the collector who would enjoy a set for display. Cut from bone and stained red with desirable telltale evidence of hand construction. (Hand saw marks, ever so slightly out of square or with slight variation in size and uneven or off center dots.) Measuring roughly ¼ inch square the period red staining will set this pair apart in a personal item grouping game, set or gambling 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 !
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4390

8 X 12 inch - 49 STAR FLAG

Not a big deal but a relatively scarce item due to its short life with Alaska becoming our 49th state January 3,1956, then Hawaii the 50th July 4 1960. This silk 49 star U. S. stick size flag measures an easily displayable 8 X 12 inches and remains in nice original condition with no tears or repairs and retains its original bright color. An attractive patriotic decorative item, original, of the period and at an affordable price. 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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31st Mass. Vol. Infantry 19th ARMY CORPS BADGE

This wonderful jeweler made Civil War silver 19th Army Corps badge measures approximately 1 3/16 inch square and sports a tintype image of its’ owner in the center where the division color would usually be seen. The piece came out accompanied by three 31st Massachusetts Regimental Association ribbons and we surmise that the original owner placed the Civil War photograph in his old corps badge for post war wear at Association reunions. A desirable piece in excellent all original condition and still accompanied by the 1883, 1884 and 1885 31st Mass. Regimental Association reunion ribbons. An especially nice item for the Port Hudson 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 !

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

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oil portrait - 19th Century Maine Ship Builder / Guy C. Goss) by Helen M. Hinds

Offered here as found and as photographed is this 16 X 20 inch portrait signed by listed 19th century Massachusetts artist Helen M. Hinds. (see: Who Was Who in American Art, 1564-1975 by Peter H. Falk & Audrey M. Lewis) A penciled name on the canvas back reads Guy C. Goss. Our quick google search for another likeness took us to the Maine Historical Society, MaineMemory.net site and their photo portrait of Goss. A search for additional images for comparison produced several photographs of a name sake three misted ship but no additional views of Goss himself who has a different beard configuration in the Historical Society image than in the oil portrait. (We ask buyers to do their research, look and compare for their own satisfaction.)
Guy C. Goss was of the shipbuilder firm of Goss & Sawyer later Goss, Sawyer & Packard said to be one of the most prolific shipyards of Bath, Maine. (see: A Maritime History of Bath, Maine and the Kennebec River Region, by William A. Baker) Born in 1822 Guy Carlton Goss was first a school teacher then, in the 1860 U. S. Census he is listed as a Bath, Maine mariner & shipmaster, in 1870 and 1880 as ashipbuilder. He died in 1890 having been a principal of one of the most successful 19th century American ship-building companies in the world.
As to condition, there is a small ½ inch puncture tear in the canvas just above the shoulder seam of the subject’s shirt. The oil on canvas portrait is otherwise solid with some stretcher wear but with pleasing color and an eye appealing look. We do take special care in presentation of our photographs and apologize for our host’s insistence of the distracting watermarking of enlargement. Please inspect our illustrations carefully however and if you have any questions please let us know.

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

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vintage MOUNT VERNON SOUVENIR WOODEN HATCHET

Fashioned from recovered wood from the post Civil War restoration of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, this appealing turn of the century souvenir hatchet remains in excellent original condition offering good evidence age with hand sawed construction. Nice color with its original old natural bug shellac finish is set off by the retention of its original graphic entitled Mount Vernon / Home of Washington. The little hand constructed souvenir measures 8 5/8 inches in total length. Not a big deal but an attractive piece for the Americana enthusiast without spending a lot of money. 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 !

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

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rare ! Bath, Maine 1889, republished – 1862 Vicksburg Dailey Citizen

Clearly a specialty item for Vicksburg collectors, Civil War paper collectors or enthusiasts of scarce News Papers and Newspaper reprints this is a 12 ¾ X 19 inch republication of the July 2, 1863 wallpaper edition of The Vicksburg Dailey Citizen. This particular example was published in Maine on February 2nd 1889 as a souvenir supplement of The Bath Independent. The Bath Independent was published weekly 1880-1902 . Reprinted in the 1880s by a number of the countries better known, higher circulation newspapers, the collecting of even the reprints by various papers has become a collectors category with the surviving examples of smaller, lesser known papers of special interest in the category. Offered here just as we retrieved from a collection some years ago, the old wallpaper sheet is sandwiched between two sheets of plexiglas. We’ll do our best with our photos to accurately demonstrate condition so look closely and as always we offer a three day inspection with return as purchased for a no questions asked refund of your purchase price. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

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

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