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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5692: Civil War era LAMP OIL TIN
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5692

Civil War era LAMP OIL TIN

Our illustrations will do best to describe this nice old Civil War period oil tin except to advise that it stands 8 inches high and retains an unusual brass caped, slip on spout to aid in fueling smaller lighting utensils. All original, period and remaining in pleasing condition, this piece of 19th century tinsmith work will display well. 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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5707: July 4th 1850 - BOSTON THEATER BROADSIDE - Ravel Family company of Gymnasts, Tight Rope & Dancers
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July 4th 1850 - BOSTON THEATER BROADSIDE - Ravel Family company of Gymnasts, Tight Rope & Dancers

An outstanding piece of Americana, this original Boston Theater broadside measures an easily displayable 21 ¾ X 8 inches wide and remains solid and in pleasing condition with no rips tears or stains and only some chipping at the edges. This wonderful old entertainment broadside announces the GLORIOUS ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE - JULY 4TH 1850 celebrated with the appearance of the famed RAVEL FAMILYof gymnasts, tight rope performers, skaters, ballet dancers and pantomimists. First appearing in the U. S. in 1832, theater critics and even rival theater managers held the Ravels as unsurpassed variety performers. Renowned the world over Boston quickly became one of their most successful venues. In 1850 the Ravel Family brought a troop of in excess of forty performers appearing at both the Boston Theater on Federal Street and the Boston Anthenaeum. An outstanding piece of Americana!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5592: 18th/mid 19th Century hand forged PIPE TONGS
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5592

18th/mid 19th Century hand forged PIPE TONGS

Measuring just over 15 inches in length, these slender black iron tongs should not be confused with later copies but are original and of the period. We have left them just as they came to us after decades of storage offering a pleasing natural age patina and a bit of carbon crust on the jaws from period use. Frequently referred to as pipe tongs this early utility was indeed popular among period smokers and are a favorite of modern day tobacciana collectors. A more appropriate term though may be ember tongs as the tool was in fact used in retrieving a hot ember from the hearth not only to light ones pipe but to light a candle, lamp or for any use requiring additional fire. A nice companion item on the hearth in the kitchen or on the smoking 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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5603

19th century Patriotic Paper Hat

Except that it came to us in a lot of circa 1860s / 1870s cultch can’t say much about this neat patriotic stars & bars paper hat except that with the exception of the folds it remains in fine unused condition with bright colors and no rips, tears or repairs. Whether intended for political or patriotic purpose, this piece of 19th century ephemera will set in well with any period Americana grouping. A good look at the printing and paper will satisfy as to 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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5486

Revolutionary War / Frontiersman - Rifleman Knife

This hand wrought belt knife is in a style and size commonly referred to in the 18th and early 19th century as a rifleman knife as its large size and stout construction served the bearer well both as a military or frontier sidearm. The knife measures 15 ¾ inches in total length with a stout 10 ½ inch long, 1 ½ inch wide spear point blade. The iron ferruled grip is of dark green horn. With lots of evidence of age, period use and originality, the knife remains solid with no loose components and is pleasing to the eye. Housed in its scabbard of heavy leather with typical pressed geometric design of the period, the scabbard is fitted with a stitched on, studded frog for carrying with waist belt. The scabbard, like the knife, offers good evidence of age with period use and carrying yet remains in solid and pleasing condition with good seams. The belt stud appears to be from the tip of a deer antler. With all this said, a good look at our illustrations will serve best in describing this attractive old knife. 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 5684: well smoked antique - gutta-percha George Washington TOBACCO PIPE
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5684

well smoked antique - gutta-percha George Washington TOBACCO PIPE

With lots of charm that comes to an antique pipe only with good evidence of the rigors of period use and carrying, this old gutta-percha tobacco pipe bears the figure of George Washington and offers the historic appeal of personalization by its owner. With a hand cut cross on one side panel and the initials C W D carved into the other, this old Washington pipe clearly was a favorite of C.W.D’s who carried it and smoked it with a vengeance as testified to by its period make do string repair and reed stem in combination with the sound but well used condition of the gutta-percha bowel. An attractive piece of antique Americana. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!

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earlier to mid 1800’s Ink Well

Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison, this commercially prepared ink well remains in pleasing original condition. Fashioned from soldered sheet iron around a plaster encased glass bottle with a natural cork stopper, the piece retains its period label on the bottom. Couldn’t make it show in the illustrations but under proper light the print Improved Non-Conducting Metallic Ink - Patent ??.
Will go well with a period quill, dipping pen or traveling writing desk. 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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5742

Antique LONDON FIRE BRIGADE HELMET

Based on the French 1862 fire helmet but with considerable redesign, this fire helmet style was first used by the London Metropolitan Fire Brigade in 1868 the design was quickly adopted by the vast majority of London fire brigades then by nearly all British fire brigades to become an iconic symbol of the later half, 19th century fire fighter. With good evidence of period use, yet remaining in pleasing original condition with a soft natural age patina and its rarely found original split leather sweat band, this classic fire helmet with its high relief fire breathing dragons and torch crest of crossed fire axes with entwined hose, this impressive brass fire helmet will display well by itself or set in any firefighting collection. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!


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43100

Civil War vintage Patriotic Embroidery Stencil

This attractive sheet brass embroidery stencil remains in fine original condition untouched and retaining that rich patina that comes to this material only with decades of age. Hand cut, measuring 8 ¾ X 2 7/8 inches the delicate brass sheet remains in pleasing condition untouched condition and the finely cut patriotic design is without flaws of any kind. A beautiful piece to lay in with period sewing material or textiles, from the War of 1812 through the Mexican War and Civil War.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5743: hand crafted Civil War vintage CLOTHES PINS
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5743

hand crafted Civil War vintage CLOTHES PINS

Packed away since we acquired them years ago when Maine country attics held a myriad of such 19th century remnants of everyday use, we have uncovered a small lot of earlier through mid 1800s clothes pins and are offering them here priced by the pair for the collector who would like a couple for display. These antique clothes pins were hand cut from a sapling or small tree branch which was split then bound with a strip of tinned iron to form what must have been a very effective clothes pin. We have seen this style in years past but like most everyday utilitarian items of the period, they seem to have mostly vanished. With pleasing age and originality, a pair of these original will go well with other period country items or in any grouping of Civil War vintage personal things. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
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5580

CIVIL WAR era MISER’S PURSE

A nice Civil War vintage crochet cotton misers purse. Narrow in the middle and closed at both ends, miser's purses ranged in the course of their history from 8 to 10 inches long. A knitted or crocheted tube with short slit in the narrow midsection to let the carrier drop coins or other small objects into either end of the tube. The purse was closed by moving the rings, or sliders toward the ends, gathering the fabric snugly around the contents. The toesor ends were usually tasseled, one end was generally square the other rounded. Frequently categorized by collectors as being exclusively for ladies use, the misers purse was an equally popular personal item of both sexes. All in excellent original condition, this classic example of period ladies or men’s fare remains solid and suitable for careful use or will fit well in any period accessory or personal item collection. 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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5761

Early iron WICK TRIMMER

Nice early wick trimmer shears. Unmarked as to maker, as is most commonly the case in American country made products, these iron trimmers remain in excellent condition and are the style of the 2nd quarter of the 19th century. A nice companion item for the 1812 through Civil War eras. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! If you are new to our catalog and wish additional ordering information or just to learn who we are, please check out our home page. Thanks for visiting our catalog!!

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5770

Civil War MAINE DOCUMENTS – MISCELLANEOUS MAINE CIVIL WAR MILITARY PAPER

We have all manner of state of Maine Civil War MILITARY paper! (Muster Rolls, Equipment Issue & Military Stores, Commissions, Discharges &c ) If you have a special interest in someone in any of the following Maine Regiments let us know who you are looking for with Regiment & name of the specific person you are seeking and as time permits we will check for your wants. If we have something we will get back to you with price and particulars.

1st Heavy Art., 2nd Cav., 2nd Bat. Lt. Art., 2nd Inf., 4th Inf., 6th Inf., 11th Inf., 12th Inf., 13th Inf., 14th Inf., 15th Inf., 16th Inf., 17th Inf., 19th Inf., 23rd Inf., 24th inf., 26th Inf.


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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5771: extra nice! Civil War era turned birch Chess Set in MEDICAL BOX
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5771

extra nice! Civil War era turned birch Chess Set in MEDICAL BOX

Still housed as found in a period dovetailed slide top box from the pharmaceutical company POWERS & WEIGHTMAN, Philadelphia, this nice old chess set remains in fine condition and is offered here untouched just as it came from a country Maine attic. Illustrated here with a US quarter for size comparison, the game pieces are of turned white birch with the black pieces of the same material, stained. A staple of the 19th century era turning mills here in Maine as they produced clothespins, spools, dowels and all manner of goods from this tight grain North Woods white birch. An extra nice period chess set, complete and ready to set in any Civil War era grouping. The identification to J. H. Griffin will be of special interest as the set came out of a Freeport, Maine where James H. Griffin of the 30th Maine Infantry lived. The only Maine J. H. Griffin serving in the Civil War, Griffin enlisted and was mustered in on December 18, 1863 as a Private of Co. B 30th Maine Vols. He mustered out in Savannah, Georgia on August 20, 1865. Not as tight a provenance as is most desirable but a probable connection to a good, hard fought, Maine regiment worthy of passing along to be preserved with this nice chess set. 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 5765: antique sand cast - Robert E. Lee DOORSTOP
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5765

antique sand cast - Robert E. Lee DOORSTOP

Patterned after the well-known wartime photo of the Confederate General Robert E. Lee taken in the Richmond, Virginia studio of Vannerson & Jones, this cast iron doorstop is reminiscent of the turn of the century casting by the John Wright Co. (founded in the 1880’s) yet a close examination of this piece reveals a crudeness with pronounced cast marks not found with the finer Wright Co. examples. We believe this piece is either an early pre-production example of the John Wright, Lee doorstop or a much earlier sand casting taken from the 1863 Richmond pose and rendered by an entirely different foundry. Standing approximately 7 ½ inches the figure offers a natural age patina as it was acquired in a Virginia estate some twenty years past. Upon the closest examination, a few tiny flex of black enamel show that the piece was originally painted. A bit of an enigma but whether a very early pre-production casting by John Wright or (wouldn’t we like to think so) a war time casting inspired by the Richmond photographer’s image of General Lee, this old cast iron doorstop is deserving of a new home as we clear away some of our many years accumulation. 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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hand crafted Antique Shot Pouch

This attractive little hunting utility measures approximately 4 inches in diameter and is of hand stitched leather with a carved wooden spout and stopper. All in excellent, even useable condition containing a full complement of antique dropped shot. (Irregular in size such shot was made by sprinkling molten lead into cool water, dropped-shot.) The leather remains pliable and all is original even to some remaining teeth marks on the carved stopped. A neat companion item to go with a period fouler or to lay with a period hunting bag or powder horn. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!
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5734

Civil War era personal TIN CUP

Standing just under 3 niches and measuring 2 ¾ inches in diameter, this neat little tinned sheet iron cup would have been just the thing for personal use. Large enough to offer a good drink or helping of soup or stew for the luckier troop yet lighter and more easily carried on the march, such sturdily fashioned iron cups are well documented in period photography and public and private Civil War collections. The cup is fashioned of heavy sheet iron rolled and soldered with the classic flat bottom, a durable handle is secured by swaged iron pins with all then hot-dipped in molten tin to produce a campaign worthy personal utility. We discovered three of these period tin cups here in an early 19th century Maine attic where they had been set aside for decades and are offering each here individually for the collector / historian who would like one. Each is entirely original and hand crafted in the period and remains in fine, likely unused condition with lots of still bright tin finish yet with age patches and lots of good evidence of un-touched period originality.


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Revolutionary War relic- June 17, 1775 - BUNKER HILL – POWDER HORN

Another remnant of our nearly fifty years of New England antique picking it is time to move this treasure on to a deserving home. Measuring approximately 10 ¾ inches from butt to spout, this well patinated old powder horn is quite rudimentary at a casual glance. Nice age for sure, with pleasing color but relatively crudely fashioned and plain with the exception of brass tack embellishment on the butt plug. What we’d call a working man’s horn by construction and likely use. A closer look however offers up the clearly period scratch engraved inscription With JAMES FRYE and a nearly obliterated from wear Ju 17 1775 still discernable with close inspection. Enthusiasts of American Revolutionary War history will recognize the date as that of the battle of Bunker Hill with a quick resource check confirming that Col. James Frye was in command of troops there on June 17, 1775. While some time on the internet will offer all the particulars of the action recorded as the Battle of Bunker Hill and Col. James Frye’s roll in the continental military, the identity of the colonist who so proudly preserved his presence on that date has been lost to history. A desirable relic of our American past! 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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Wisconsin’s General T. S. Allen - SIGNED CHECK

This circa 1864 check bears the ink signature of Bvt. Brig. Gen. Thomas S. Allen who served in the Civil War as Lt. Col. 2nd Wisconsin Infantry and then as Colonel of the 5th Wisconsin Infantry. The Civil War history of Gen. Allen includes command service with the famous Iron Brigade and action at 1st Bull Run and South Mountain where Allen lead his command as the 2nd stormed the enemy's position and as the brigade dislodged Confederate forces at Antietam. At Fredericksburg the 2nd held an exposed position taking heavy artillery fire. Thomas Allen’s baptism of fire in the Iron Brigade would serve well as he was commissioned as Colonel of the 5th Wisconsin on Christmas day 1862. Colonel Allen would command at Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor and at Petersburg. He was listed as wounded 11/7/1863 Rappahannock Station, Virginia. On March 13, 1865 Colonel Allen was promoted Brig. General by Brevet for meritorious services during the war. The check measures approximately 7 ¾" X 3 5/8" and remains in crisp condition with brown ink signature. Gen. Allen’s bold endorsement is as Wisconsin’s Secretary of State. A nice original item for easy display or framing at a reasonable price. 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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5739

Civil War Veteran – Co. K 82nd Indiana – REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION RIBBON

All in nice solid condition with no splits or tears, this rare Co. K 82 Indiana Infantry ribbon shows some fading as good evidence of age and originality but will make a hard to find addition to any Civil War veteran collection. The hard fought 82nd Indiana participated in the battles of Perryville, Stones River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta Campaign, battles of Resaca, Kennesaw Mountain, Siege of Atlanta, battle of Jonesborough, Sherman's March to the Sea and the battle of Bentonville. 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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