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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4549: hand carved antique BONE SEWING IMPLEMENTS
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4549

hand carved antique BONE SEWING IMPLEMENTS

Once upon a time before the modern day advent of plastics and other alloys, bone was the staple from which any number of decorative or utilitarian smalls were cut, shaved and filed to shape, frequently as a gift to a loved one or friend. Rings, pendants and assorted carved objects of the imagination called whimseys were often an object of the attention of a country craftsman squinting in the lantern light while winter winds howled at the night door. Sewing implements as are offered here offered many an evening’s pastime to the maker and a durable token of affection to the recipient. More difficult to find now there was a time not so long ago when these little decorative whimseys and utilitarian tokens were commonly found in attic stored antique sewing baskets, keepsake thread or candy boxes. Saved away among relics of the family attic, their stories, as unique as their shape and origin, long since lost in time. This little grouping of four antique sewing tools (illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison) will offer an attractive example of such long ago crafted implements and will display well in any antique sewing implement grouping or Civil War winter camp or personal item collection. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4441: c.1800s SIDE-WHEELER decorated  pine box panel
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4441

c.1800s SIDE-WHEELER decorated pine box panel

Sawed to size (18 x 8 x 9/16 inch thick) from seasoned Maine white pine, then stenciled on one side, these panels were then stacked and sent along to the box- shop with corresponding plain pine panels each cut to proper size. Here workers would assemble the rough cut panels to fabricate wooden crates and boxes for containment of all manner of goods. Side panels for standard size containers frequently utilized pre stenciled decoration with a place left for later addition of the end user’s name or content identification. The bold figure of a steam powered side-wheeler with its American flag fluttering from the stern was a popular figure in the patriotic 19th century. Recovered from the pine wood scraps of a turn of the century countrybox shop cleanout, this period panel remain in fine untouched condition with a wonderful honey age patina and clearly period stenciling. Wonderful Americana decorators seldom encountered in such nice 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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4525: period ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ - American YELLOW WARE PITCHER
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4525

period ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ - American YELLOW WARE PITCHER

All in pleasing attic found condition with no cracks, repairs or major condition issue yet with the charm of age and period use in the form of a chip or so at the mouth and age crazing, primarily to the inside glaze, our photo illustrations will do best to speak to the condition of this attractive remnant of the abolition movement in pre Civil War America. Standing approximately 9 3/8 inches to the top of its figured handle, this scarce antique American yellow ware pitcher depicts the major events and characters of Harriet Beecher Stow’s 1852 powerful anti-slavery work Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Depicted around the body of the pitcher are Uncle Tom on the auction block with a weeping woman and child at his feet. An auctioneer plies his wares to potential buyers. On the opposite side is the figure of Liza escaping across the frozen Ohio River with little Harry in her arms. Cruel overseer Simon Legree is close behind with whip in hand. Un-marked as to maker, the now quite rare period domestic copy of a more finely rendered and, in its day, much more expensive English pitcher of the same design, this domestic example satisfied demands for a less expensive and more practical counterpart. Likely these less refined American yellow ware examples saw much heavier use than their more purely decorative cousins resulting in their extreme scarcity today. An outstanding piece of antique Americana, this rare old just pre Civil War American yellow ware pitcher emanated from the remains of a small country historical society collection as evidenced by a small hand applied inventory number on its base. A fortunate circumstance as otherwise the piece would likely not survived in its wonderfully pure and untouched 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!

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

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4362: Earlier 1800s through Civil War era - Letterpress Wood BROADSIDE TYPE
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4362

Earlier 1800s through Civil War era - Letterpress Wood BROADSIDE TYPE

Sometimes seen as one or two individual letters, this classic set of wooden printer type in bold vintage font contains all the letters of the alphabet plus & and !. Carved from 15/16 inch thick rock maple blocks, each letter is 1 5/8 inch high in a bold Civil War vintage font as was popularly utilized in printing those wonderful old broadsides of the period. This scarce set will go in well in any period grouping and will display especially well with a period recruiting or advertising broadside. 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 !

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

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4543: antique SIGNAL CORPS FLAGS
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4543

antique SIGNAL CORPS FLAGS

Measuring approximately 17 inches square with bright color and good evidence of age and period use yet remaining solid with no tears or repairs, this vintage set of Signal Corps flags will display nicely as companion to any period military grouping. While we believe they date no earlier than 1870s / 1880s their bright yet obvious age with good evidence of period use will complement any group display from Civil War through the American Indian Wars and Spanish American / Philippine Insurrection. A tough item to find on today’s collector market. 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 4460: Civil War era - Black SATIRICAL  ENVELOPE
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4460

Civil War era - Black SATIRICAL ENVELOPE

Patriotic and politically satirical postal covers were a popularly circulated art form in the times of the American Civil War with virtually every subject and opinion of the day expressed. Political and social satire envelopes were second only to patriotic subjects with both pro Union and pro Confederate bent. While the vast majority were put to use in the mails and have not survived, the wide variety of subject matter made the little covers a natural collectible even in the period. An ever dwindling supply of nice condition, unused examples have thus survived offering today’s collector / historian an opportunity to put together a respectable collection of quality original examples. Though steadily growing in value these covers still offer an opportunity on to accumulate a category of original Civil War artifacts and watch them grow in interest and value all at a relatively modest initial cost. We try to keep a small and varying supply of these on our site for those folks who might enjoy them. You can bring them all up for viewing by entering satirical envelope in our search feature. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4479: outstanding hand crafted  large 18th century - Compass / Divider
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4479

outstanding hand crafted large 18th century - Compass / Divider

Hand crafted from hickory wood with a rose head pivot pin, the branches of this wonderful 18th century compass / divider measure approximately 13 ¾ inches in length. With the exception of the black iron pivot pin and branch points, this attractive tool is crafted entirely of wood. With good evidence of age and originality this compass remains in exceptional condition with eye appealing age patina and good evidence of careful period use and handling. A desirable companion tool laid in with other tools of the 1700s craftsman, as a wall display or set with period nautical items. 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 4483: Civil War era vintage INVALID FORK
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4483

Civil War era vintage INVALID FORK

Had we not seen one of these years ago in a Civil War medical collection we would likely have not recognized it for what it is. Set aside in our own accumulation for a good period of time, it is time now, as we clean out the corners, to move some of the old relics on. Made of heavy gauge iron wire twisted and shaped into the form we see here, the wire was then tempered for strength and to facilitate a spring action. The resulting utensil simply required a squeeze to dispatch meat or whole vegetable making serving and eating less of a chore for amputee or invalid with use of only one hand. 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 4450: c.1912 G.A.R. STICK FLAG
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4450

c.1912 G.A.R. STICK FLAG

This attractive 48 star GAR stick flag, is printed in the traditional old style on coarse cotton gauze measuring 18 X 10 1/2 inches with the original 30 inch stick. Recovered from a defunct G. A. R. Civil War veteran hall some years ago, we have had a small number of these flags in storage since. They remain in excellent unused condition yet offer the charm of the early printed construction on coarse gauze expected of these flags from the 1860s through to the earliest c.1912, 48 star flags. (After about 1913 these stick memorial and parade flags can be expected to be printed on cotton of a much tighter weave.) Anyway as part of our clean out / pick up effort we are offering the few that we have individually priced while they last. A nice all original decoration piece without spending a ton of money. 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 4524: c.1821 – 1832   BELL CROWN HAT CHIN STRAP DEVICES
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4524

c.1821 – 1832 BELL CROWN HAT CHIN STRAP DEVICES

Though they could be properly utilized by militia through the Mexican War era, these are the larger strap buttons utilized with the regulation bell crown cap of 1821 through 1832. Acquired many years ago in a collection of early American military insignia, this pair remain in fine as new condition as a reflection of what was available from the large 1940s and 50s military surplus dealers. Nicely die struck from brass and lightly gold gilded with soldered on wire fasteners this fine example of the type should not be confused with the smaller counterparts of the 1870s and 80s or lesser quality modern reproductions. Priced for the pair. 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. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
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4551

in-line Percussion Revolver CAPPER

Illustrated here with a US quarter for size comparison is this brass in-line or straight percussion capper. A handy item for loading any of the period percussion hand guns, these little gadgets were especially useful in charging percussion revolvers. All in pleasing condition with nice natural age patina to the brass and original blue on the spring steel clip. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
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4561

antique toy Cap Gun – CAPS (10 rolls)

A bit late for our usual fare but we couldn’t resist when we had the opportunity to acquire a small lot of these original caps for the old cast iron or white-metal cap guns us old-timers remember from our boyhood. (These are modern times however so we must offer the appropriate caution that these caps are offered for display purposes only.) Offered here as a lot of 10 blue paper rolls, these neat old caps will lay in well with a single example or collection of those wonderful old toy repeater cap guns. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4515: early 1900s Gettysburg Souvenir
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early 1900s Gettysburg Souvenir

Likely the most popular and widely visited site among aging Civil War veterans both Union and Confederate, the market for souvenirs of the Gettysburg Battlefield has left todays collectors with a myriad of related collectables from the earliest 1900s. Ageing veterans who flocked to the location of the key battle, created a souvenir market that could no longer be satisfied by the limitations of original battle relics or even cut and quickly marked GETTYSBURG canes from local growth. The A. C. Bosselman company of New York was a primary post card publisher and souvenir supplier importing all manner of saleable items to the eager veteran market. Collectors generally date their goods as between 1905 and 1914. This classic example of Bosselmans’ offerings is a small pot metal tray. Measuring 4 ½ X 3 ¾ inches the little cast tray is embellished with figures of the Gen. Meade Headquarters and the Jennie Wade House under a bold SOUVENIR OF GETTYSBURG PA. heading. All in nice condition with good A. C. Bosselman & Co and import marking on the back, the original silver finish is untouched and tarnished with age. A nice relatively inexpensive collectable for the enthusiast of Civil War Veteran material. 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 4547: late 19th / early 20th century U. S. GRANT Souvenir
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late 19th / early 20th century U. S. GRANT Souvenir

Not a big deal but worthy of a good home is this c. late 19th / early 20th century silver plate U. S. Grant souvenir spoon. A popular souvenir item of the period, as visiting tourists and Civil War veterans now gathering as members of the G. A. R. at a growing number of Battlefield Parks, were eager collectors of such as remembrances of their visit. Fashioned with the patriotic flair of an armed military figure, U. S. A. in a shield, and the profile of U. S. Grant, this souvenir spoon would have been a natural keepsake for the period. Offered unpolished and as found after decades of storage, this example remains in pleasing condition with good evidence of age and a full complement of its original silver plate. 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 4457: stained bone - Victorian Needle Case
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4457

stained bone - Victorian Needle Case

A gem for the sewing and needlework enthusiast is this attractive delicately stained umbrella needle case. Gathered up and set aside some years ago from a Victorian era sewing basket, this delicate miniature umbrella is carved from bone with a turned, threaded shaft all remaining in fine original condition and will lay in nicely with any ladies sewing implement 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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4399: antique reverse painting miniature – Massachusetts - Heart & Dagger
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4399

antique reverse painting miniature – Massachusetts - Heart & Dagger

We are going to let our photographs do most of the description on this one to include any conclusion as to exactly what the cryptic subject in its Massachusetts state seal embossed case is intended to address. The colorful reverse painting on glass is backed with a thin sheet of copper foil to give the subject plunging dagger and heart a bright crispness. All is encased in a brass 9th plate photo mat and frame and housed in a photo case with the Massachusetts state seal in the velveteen cover lining. All is pleasingly period original with no condition issues save some separation of the black paint backing which surrounds the main subject. We would guess this has some fraternal connotation but that is only a guess on our part. Please send us a note if you are able to offer anything further.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4326: ‘Let’s Pull Together’ – WW II mechanical PATRIOTIC - BUTTON PIN
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4326

‘Let’s Pull Together’ – WW II mechanical PATRIOTIC - BUTTON PIN

A bit out of our usual scope but so neat we couldn’t resist the acquisition of this WW II mechanical pin. A whimsical presentation depicts Uncle Sam and Adolf Hitler. A pull on the string and the Fuhrermeets his demise. Measuring approximately 1 19/32 of an inch in diameter the colorfully lithographed button pin is maker marked on the rimPAT APPLIED FOR – EVANS NOVELTY CO. CHICAGO. All in pleasing condition. The pin offers good evidence of age and originality while retaining strong graphics with no chips, dings or scratches and the mechanical mechanism functions smoothly. 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 4473: antique U S Keg Spigot
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4473

antique U S Keg Spigot

This US marked keg spigot is of turned maple with a natural cork insert to insure a leak proof fit. The spigot measures approximately 11 1/8 inches in length and though it offers good evidence of age and period originality appears never to have been used. Appropriate for use or display with any number of period barrel, hogshead, or keg applications, the cork insert is generally considered most appropriate to use with beer, wine and spirits barrels and kegs. A neat display item to lay in with Civil War vintage sutler, country store or military quartermaster items. 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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Civil War ARMY & NAVY Patriotic / ‘HARD-TIME’ TOKEN

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 type 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. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4491: Civil War era Tennessee WEDDING COUPLE / CDV
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4491

Civil War era Tennessee WEDDING COUPLE / CDV

We will let our photographs speak for this scarce Civil War era wedding portrait except to advise that the photographer, J. F.Tucker of Lynville, Tennessee.
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