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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4551: in-line Percussion Revolver  CAPPER
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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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4515

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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4547

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 4511: Civil War ‘NOT ONE CENT’ Indian Head - ‘HARD-TIME’  TOKEN
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4511

Civil War ‘NOT ONE CENT’ Indian Head - ‘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 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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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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5477: Civil War ARMY & NAVY Patriotic / ‘HARD-TIME’  TOKEN
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5477

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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4304: vintage hand wrought  - MINIATURE HATCHET
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4304

vintage hand wrought - MINIATURE HATCHET

The head of this little blacksmith made axe was fashioned from two pieces of iron formed as one ( high carbon for the blade for a keen edge and lower carbon, less brittle, for the pick) just as the full sized working examples. Some period ink stains on the original white ash wood haft may indicate that the piece served a practical purpose as a quill sharpener. We have seen such miniatures in period writing desks. (see: Valley Forge museum 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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4576: Civil War era Military Motif - import PORCELAIN TOBACCO PIPE
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4576

Civil War era Military Motif - import PORCELAIN TOBACCO PIPE

A style initially made popular in this country by German immigrants, the use of this classic type by American Civil War troops has been well documented by period field photos and military camp excavation. The elongated porcelain bowl was joined to the cherry wood stem by means of a hollow V-shaped secondary bowl, this component intended to collect moisture and tobacco tar making for a fine smooth smoke. The mouthpiece is of natural horn and the bowl is generally capped by a hinged metal lid. Popular from the earlier 19th century and Civil War era through the later 1800s, the earliest of these bowls were hand painted as is this offering. The advent of color transfer printing in the later, mid 1800s, and the nearly universal use of that newly available medium to decorate these pipes, is a primary feature in determining whether such a pipe is pre or post-Civil War with hand painted examples as is offered here falling in the just pre and Civil War era. Especially desirable by virtue of the colorful and especially well done military battle scene, its overall condition and completeness this example will make an attractive addition to any tobacco and smoking grouping or simply as a stand-alone in a period personal grouping. 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 5480: 1700s early 1800s forged iron NUTCRACKER
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5480

1700s early 1800s forged iron NUTCRACKER

A popular utility of the colonial era, Revolutionary War period with use through the Civil War era these blacksmith forged iron crackers were reversible with a lesser gap one way than the other so as to accommodate large and smaller nuts. The cracking surfaces are textured so as to provide a firm grip. An attractive companion piece in a period setting, this pair measure about 5 ¾ inches in length and remain in nice solid , even usable condition but with a pleasant natural age patina. 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 4371: original - antique cast iron PATRIOTIC TRIVET
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4371

original - antique cast iron PATRIOTIC TRIVET

Not to be confused with the usually encountered reproduction in this pattern this example is the real thing. This genuine antique, cast iron trivet, with its classic patriotic shield design, crossed cannons, cannon balls and crossed swords, measures 8 ½ inches long and is 4 1/8 inches wide. Never painted this desirable original remains in excellent condition and will make a pleasing addition to any collection. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

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4495

original c.1800s DANDY’S FEDORA

Our illustrations will likely do best to describe this offering except to advise that it is a size seven and while it offers good evidence of age and originality, remains in pleasing condition. An exceptional 19th century felt hat! 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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1928 Denver G. A. R. National Encampment – MEDAL

All in excellent condition with bright original ribbons (no splits or weak spots), this attractive Civil War veteran GAR National Encampment Representative medal is dated 1928 and was issued to veteran representatives attending the 62nd National Encampment in Denver, Colorado. The medal carries the figure of GAR National Commander Elbridge L. Hawk. Hawk served as Captain, 114th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. 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 4569: Civil War era  'COPPERHEAD' IDENTIFICATION DISK
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4569

Civil War era 'COPPERHEAD' IDENTIFICATION DISK

An 1833 dated large cent (shown here with a quarter for size comparison) as was originally worn as a badge of identification by members of the frequently militant Peace Democrats or Copperheads of Civil War era notoriety. This pierced U.S. large cent retains a rich age patina and good evidence of period wear. The Copperheads were so-called by their opponents in recognition of their practice of wearing a pierced copper penny as a badge of identification as a Peace Democrat. (see: Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields & Campsites of the Civil War by Stanley Phillips) Offered as found some years ago when we were able to pick one up on occasion here in Maine where the Copperheads were extremely active in certain areas throughout the Civil War years. A neat item for political collectors ! please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!
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1872 Pattern Cavalry SERGEANT CHEVRON

A nice single example of the pattern of 1872 U. S. Cavalry Sgt. stripes. All original and in ‘minty’ condition after decades of storage, this example should not be confused with the lighter fabric type of a later period that are more frequently seen. With their heavy yellow / orange wool felt and higher quality chain stitch trim, these original issue artillery stripes will add quality and color to any Indian Wars era or U.S. insignia grouping. A relatively common item only a few years ago, real examples are getting harder to find with demand fostering the fabrication of cheaper reproductions. 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
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5484

exceptional 2nd Empire French – Officer’s Court Sword

A bit of a departure from our usual fair, this outstanding mid 1800s court sword will fill the bill for the right collector. High relief, chiseled bronze furniture retains virtually all of its original heavy gold plating over a laurel motif set off by the classic figure of a patriotic eagle. Beautifully colored natural mother of pearl grips offer a pleasing age patina. Overall length is 36 ¾ inches with a slender 30 ½ inch, three fuller triangular blade which retains much of its original fire blue embellishment over decorative line engraving. Of special note is that the slender leather scabbard with its furniture remains in excellent original condition commensurate with the pleasing condition of the sword. Of special note because as experienced collectors will attest, the delicately slender leather scabbard of these court swords are nearly always broken or missing furniture or both. An outstanding, all original example of a classic style seldom surviving in collectable condition, a good look our photos will offer the best description. 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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