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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4379: Lord collection Excavated Civil War Artillery Hat Device
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4379

Lord collection Excavated Civil War Artillery Hat Device

Illustrated here with a quarter as size comparison, our photos should do best to describe this excavated Civil War vintage hat insignia except to advise that it is entirely original and as photographed. Of interest to the collector will be that we acquired the piece from Francis Lord from his personal collection. Veteran collectors who are fortunate to have known Dr. Lord will remember that Francis had a habit of gluing things to display boards for show & tell at the old Civil War shows. Remnants of that glue remains on the back and can be easily removed with solvent but we’d leave it as is with the old man’s tracks on the back. We acquired this relic several years ago when we were fortunate enough to purchase several groupings from the personal collection of our longtime friend. (Our letter will come with this relic to preserve a record of its origin. A pioneer Civil War collector from a day when nearly no one else paid much attention to the details of many now valued Civil War collectable categories, Francis authored the widely known, multi volume, pioneer reference, Lord’s CIVIL WAR COLLECTORS ENCYCLOPEDIA. While a lot of detailed knowledge has been gained as the interest and value of Civil War collectibles increased so dramatically over the years, Dr. Lord’s first and second volumes in particular and his Civil War Sutlers & Their Wares continue to offer valuable and reliable reference to Civil War collectors. (Use Lord in our search feature to find other Lord collection items.) 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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4439: Civil War vintage MAKE DO TUMBLER
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4439

Civil War vintage MAKE DO TUMBLER

A neat all original and period tumbler to use with your favorite beverage or to set out for display is this heavy 3 ¾ inch high tumbler fashioned from an iron pontiled blob top bottle circa 1850s early 1860s. Boldly embossed J. SIMONDS – BOSTON – MINERAL WATER this relic of the Civil War era, pressed into service from a damaged or discharged bottle, offers an attractive example of the typical make-do attitude 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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4509: Indian Wars vintage U. S. Infantryman TINTYPE
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4509

Indian Wars vintage U. S. Infantryman TINTYPE

Measuring 3 ½ X 2 3/8 inches and remaining in excellent condition with no scratches or other issues, our photo illustrations will likely speak best for this tintype as our subject stands for his portrait in full uniform with the classic Army spiked helmet, enlisted rectangular U. S. waist belt plate and issue U. S. embossed Mckeever cartridge box. 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 4370: 19th century STONEWARE BEER BOTTLE
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4370

19th century STONEWARE BEER BOTTLE

Standing approximately 8 ½ inches and just under 3 inches in diameter, this classic old stoneware bear bottle is marked BUCHAN – PORTOBELLO – EDINBURGH. With good evidence of age and originality while remaining in pleasing original condition this classic old 1800s bottle will display well. An attractive period item without spending a lot of money. Now that is a rarity! 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 4512: 1861 Camp Hamilton – Fortress Monroe Virginia  LITHOGRAPH
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4512

1861 Camp Hamilton – Fortress Monroe Virginia LITHOGRAPH

Published by C. Bohn 568 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington D. C. with Lithograph & Print by E. Sachse & Co., Baltimore, this original print measures 11 ½ X 16 inches and was entered by act of Congress in the year 1861. Upon close inspection of the lithograph one notes tiny brown ink penned numbers (1 through 15) scattered about the illustration which are keyed to a finely hand printed identification reference in the bottom margin, right and left. In addition to other points of interest the key identifies the HORSES & WAGONS OF THE 16th MASS. REGT.TENTS OF THE 16th MASS., 20th N.Y. REGT. - N. Y. NAVAL BRIGADE – 48th PENN. – 20th IND. All solid and original with some foxing and discoloration could be removed with proper archival technique but we’d leave it as is as evidence of age and originality. Our photographs will do best to describe condition. 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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4519

Civil War Vet. - GAR MEMBERSHIP MEDAL

An especially nice serial numbered, (#V6145) Grand Army of the Republic membership medal with Post Commander Device. This especially attractive Patent of 1886 marked Civil War veteran medal is offered here direct from years of storage and is untouched with, sharp edges, a rich natural age patina and original suspension ribbon. Per G. A. R. requirements, these handsome medals were cast from the bronze of Confederate cannon. ( This medal will come with a nice color facsimile of an original issue envelope face attesting to use of captured Confederate cannon metal.) An attractive memento from a time when the G.A.R. was the most influential group in the country. 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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4393

period Abraham Lincoln – HARNESS ROSETTE

A wonderful period political / patriotic item, this attractive old single horse harness rosette sports the image of Abraham Lincoln sealed under heavy glass. Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison this offering displays good evidence of age and period use yet remains in eye appealing condition. A scarce item for the Lincoln collector, this piece will fit well in any Civil War, Political or Americana 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 !

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 4383: 18th century  TINTED SPECTACLES in their original IRON CASE
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4383

18th century TINTED SPECTACLES in their original IRON CASE

A classic all original pair just as they were carried in the period and just as they have remained together for the decades since they were laid away in domed leather trunk storage, the new owner may wish to polish the original silvered brass frames and spruce up the surface of the old iron case but we are offering this wonderful pair of 18th century tinted spectacles and case just as they came out of attic storage, age patina untouched, as found and except for a gentle swipe with a damp cotton cloth would leave all as is. A rare opportunity for the collector / historian who appreciates the preservation of pure 18th century personal items, this set will serve as a wonderful accent laid in with Revolutionary War era relics, on a period book or desk top. (Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison.) 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 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 4488: period cdv  - Pres. LINCOLN'S 1st HOME IN ILLINOIS
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4488

period cdv - Pres. LINCOLN'S 1st HOME IN ILLINOIS

We’ll let our photo speak to the general condition and eye appeal of this Civil War period CDV by Washington Street, Boston, photography, frame and album dealer Joseph Ward. The general history of the subject will be of special interest to the Abraham Lincoln enthusiast though. Titled President Lincoln’s First Home in Illinois,this cabin was built on the banks of the Sangamn River in Macon County, Illinois by Lincoln cousins the Hanks brothers John and Dennis who appear here in the front of the cabin. In time the cabin became the property of Hanks brothers who promoted their connection to the old Lincoln place and their famous cousin by selling fragments of the place as souvenirs. Copies of this view were offered for sale at the 1865 Great Sanitary Fair in Chicago. The once popular remembrance of the fallen President, these Hanks photos once graced many a family CDV album. 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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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

Our Price: $ 425.00

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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

Our Price: $ 195.00

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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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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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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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5478

American Revolutionary War through Civil War-Military Size- BALL MOLD

A classic style iron ball mold best described by our photos except to advise the viewer that it measures about 6 7/8 inches in overall length and offers an especially desirable cavity size suitable for and most often related to, use with a heavy military musket rather than the more common and much smaller ball mold of the period hunter. The mold is marked with the #15 which, consistent with the early smooth-bore ball sizing system, indicates that the mold casts balls at twelve to the pound. With a patch this ball would load appropriately in a #16 bore. (Approximately 11/16 inch in diameter.) A nice companion piece with an antique powder horn, with a period musket or with a nice hunting bag. (Illustrated here with a vintage quarter for size comparison. ) Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !
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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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