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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5854: Gettysburg – Camp Letterman Chaplain’s Tent – 4 Volume BIBLE
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5854

Gettysburg – Camp Letterman Chaplain’s Tent – 4 Volume BIBLE

Set aside in our own accumulation for years, this offering is a product of our many years of searching out such treasures from estate sales, antique shows and the now all but extinct antique orientated weekly markets, this desirable Old & New Testament Bible was published in four leather bound volumes by the New York Bible Society 1859. The fly leaf of each bears the period brown ink inscription Return to Chaplain’s tent Camp Letterman. No real Maine connection beyond being found here in Maine, we none the less set this aside years ago as part of our state of Maine related Civil War relics, (You can see a small portion of that accumulation at MaineLegacy.com ) All complete and in pleasing condition with solid bindings and yet with good evidence of originality and careful period use, we need not go on here about the roll of Letterman Army Hospital as more than 14,000 Union and 6,800 Confederate wounded of the Battle of Gettysburg were treated there. A favorite for years, it is time to pass this desirable set on where it will be preserved, appreciated and hopefully set among other Battle of Gettysburg or Civil War medical material. 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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5889

fine antique - Saddle Girth Strap

With hand stitched leather and white cotton cord with decorative hand rendered macramé embellishments in a familiar patriotic style of the earlier 1800s, this attractive antique girth strap remains in exceptional, seemingly unused condition while offering good evidence of age and originality. [A bit of blue milk paint in one place (see photo) can be easily removed if the new owner wishes.] This outstanding piece of Americana measures approximately 37 inches in length by 7 1/2 inches wide and will display well on a wall, with antique western or equestrian equipment or as companion to a nice period antique saddle, military or civilian.. 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 5803: 19th century -- Skey’s - Wilnecote Works - STONEWARE OYSTER JAR
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5803

19th century -- Skey’s - Wilnecote Works - STONEWARE OYSTER JAR

Standing 6 3/4 inches and 4 13/16 inches in diameter with a 2 1/2 inch wide opening at the mouth, this attractive 19th century oyster jar remains in pleasing condition with no cracks, chips or other detracting issues and is nicely maker marked GEORGE SKEY – WILNECOTE – TAMWORTH. George Skey established his stoneware works in Tamworth in 1860 and quickly became a world leader in the manufacture of all manner of stoneware containers. His stoneware beer bottles will offer Civil War collectors the most prevalent example of his product with oyster jars such as this one showing up in far less quantity. A coveted culinary treat of the Civil War camp, period photographic examples of these stoneware oyster jars seem reserved to the officer’s mess 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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18th century CASED BALANCE SCALES

Our photo illustrations will do best as a description of these nice old 18th century scales. Untouched and completely original even to the original green cotton suspensions, the iron beam is nicely shaped in the classic style of the 18th century. The brass pans offer an attractive deep age patina. The original sharkskin covered pocket case remains sound at the hinges and while one of the closure clasps is missing, remains in nice condition commensurate with age and period use. The inside cover retains its period silk lining under an attractive printed guide to weight of various gold coins. All original and pleasing to the eye, this little scale will lay in nicely with Colonial / American Revolutionary War relics. 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 5890: Civil War era TELEGRAPH CLIMBING IRONS
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5890

Civil War era TELEGRAPH CLIMBING IRONS

An outstanding pair of blacksmith forged telegraph climbing irons, all original with classic period construction even to the forged on spurs and original harness leather foot straps complete with original iron roller buckles. A desirable companion item to set with any early Civil War Signal Corps, frontier West, telegraph or Railroad 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 5492: Original Civil War era ‘Pat. Applied For’ - PADLOCK & KEY
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Original Civil War era ‘Pat. Applied For’ - PADLOCK & KEY

This eye appealing old iron padlock is just as you might expect to unearth at a Civil War camp site (see: Howard Crouch’s (Excavated) Civil War Artifacts - A Guide for the Historian) except this one, while it shows good evidence of age and period use, remains in excellent smoothly functioning condition and retains its original key. Difficult to find in any condition and virtually always missing the key when you do see one, this offering will make a nice addition to any Civil War period grouping and will go especially well with a period chest or lock box. 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 5878: West Point tail coat of WWII Army Air Corps KIA- M O H recipient - Brig. Gen. Frederick W. Castle
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5878

West Point tail coat of WWII Army Air Corps KIA- M O H recipient - Brig. Gen. Frederick W. Castle

A bit apart from our usual period but worthy of a place on any military site, we are pleased to offer this outstanding relic of the WWII Army Air Corps. Brigadier General, United States Army Air Forces, Frederick Walker Castle (U. S. Military Academy class of 1930) was posthumous recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor for actions in aerial combat while leading a bombing mission over Belgium, December 24, 1944. Castle was co-pilot aboard the lead aircraft of the 487th Bomb Group’s 30th combat mission when aircraft was attacked by a German ME- 109 fighter. Castle's bomber fell away from the formation almost immediately as the B-17 struggled with control and moved some distance away from the protection of the bomber force, where it was again attacked. A third attack set both engines on the right wing on fire. As Castle ordered the bomber abandoned it spun into a dive. As control was recovered seven of the nine crewmen parachuted. The pilot was observed in the nose of the airplane hooking on his parachute, with Castle still at the controls, when the fuel tank in the burning right wing exploded, and the B-17 went into a spin from which it did not recover, crashing near Hods, Belgium. Of the nine crewmen, five survived the crash. In addition to the CMOH Castle was the recipient of the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the Croix deGuerre, Legion of Honor Order of Kutuzov.
We will rely on our photo illustrations to describe this historic tail coat except to reassure the viewer that the garment remains in pleasing condition with good evidence of age and originality. An exceptional acquisition for the WWII vintage Army Air Corps enthusiast. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5663: earlier through mid 1800s cast lead APOTHECARY CAP
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5663

earlier through mid 1800s cast lead APOTHECARY CAP

A rare companion piece to a nice 18th early 19th century apothecary flask or bottle, we have three original cast lead caps and are selling them individually priced for the collector who would like an example for display or to complete a nice period medical bottle or flask. Seldom seen today except in the oldest collections, the shaft of the cap fit loosely into the neck of the bottle with the weight and flat surface of the rounded cap providing a seal against the lip of the bottle. Easily removed for dispensing and quickly dropped back in place to make the seal, these cast lead caps were a handy utility in the 1700s early 1800s apothecary. Seldom surviving, I suppose to some extent, because of the multiplicity of lead use and the common re-purposing of the material by virtue of a simple charcoal fire and casting ladle original period examples are rarely seen today. 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 5863: Occupational AMBROTYPE
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5863

Occupational AMBROTYPE

We will let our photo illustrations do the talking for this offering. A common American worker of the mid 1800s, this early 6th plate ambrotype remains in pleasing condition and comes in its original case which is solid with no splits at the hinge. A classic occupational. 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 5862: original 18th early 19th century Condiment – Snuff or Medication HORN
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5862

original 18th early 19th century Condiment – Snuff or Medication HORN

A classic 18th century / early 19th century personal item referred to by collectors as salt or snuff horns in line with their most frequent use. As a small screw top container measuring approximately 3 inches long, these little traveling containers of natural cow horn with turned bone cap would have served well to carry the usual personal bit of salt or other food seasoning, snuff, herbs or other medical preparations. Practical use would have been limited only by imagination. This scarce original example remains in excellent condition with no cracks or splits as usually found in existing period examples. 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 5751: late 1700s to mid 1800 U S Print Blocks
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5751

late 1700s to mid 1800 U S Print Blocks

Not a big deal but worthy of appreciation, these late 18th through mid 19th century US print blocks were fashioned in rock maple offering a bold 3 5/16 high US in classic period font. Will go nicely in a display or on the wall. 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 5752: original Civil War veteran – G. A. R. WAIST BELT & PLATE
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5752

original Civil War veteran – G. A. R. WAIST BELT & PLATE

Once one of the most common of Grand Army of the Republic relics, as aside from the membership medal, the gold wash GAR belt plate and white cotton web waist belt, was the most commonly used G. A. R. accoutrement. Like everything in the Civil War veteran collectors field though, complete waist belt rigs, particularly rigs in nice condition, are becoming difficult to find. This set remains in excellent original condition with 100% of the bright plating on the plate and a white web belt that while showing good evidence of originality remains in excellent condition. A good opportunity for the GAR collector who hasn’t set one of these aside. 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 5617: outstanding little 1700s early 1800s - RUNDLET or SWIGLER
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outstanding little 1700s early 1800s - RUNDLET or SWIGLER

Measuring a mear 2 1/16 inches from end to end, this all original and period little turned maple rundlet remains in wonderful condition and is without the usual split along its length so frequently seen in the body of this type. Scarce in any size, these handmade flasks are most frequently at least two or three times larger than this example. Quite possibly intended for medical use to carry some potion, or simply to hold rum or other spirit, this little emergency swigler will set in nicely with and colonial through Civil War era 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 5821: Isaac Campbell type - Confederate SNAKE BUCKLE
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5821

Isaac Campbell type - Confederate SNAKE BUCKLE

Unlike the heavier and more commonly encountered British style snake buckle that saw common use in England, Canada and yes in the American Civil War where quantities were shipped to this country via blockade runner intended for issue by the Confederacy, collectors will note that this excavated example is the lighter, more finely detailed two headed snake most commonly associated with those marketed by Isaac Campbell & Co. (see illustrations: Suppliers to the Confederacy by Barry & Burt) as they filled orders from the Southern Confederacy for all manner of arms and accoutrements. This example is offered as found without its ringed keeper but remaining in excellent original condition with a pleasing deep natural age patina. 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 5804: Bone & Pewter mounted - TABLEWARE - KNIFE & FORK SET
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5804

Bone & Pewter mounted - TABLEWARE - KNIFE & FORK SET

This attractive old table knife and fork set is maker marked by Landers, Frary & Clark (L.F.&C) and remains in pleasing condition, un-touched and as found, with good evidence of age and originality yet remaining in pleasing condition, solid with no cracks, stains, nicks or other issues. Sturdy enough for use yet with that attractive patina that comes to bone and pewter only with decades of age after careful period use, this set of four knives and four matching forks will go nicely in any 19th century table grouping. (note: Incorporated as Landers, Fray & Clark in 1862, L.F.&C was a housewares company based in New Britain, Connecticut.) 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 5807: Civil War- Camp Convalescent, Virginia (Camp Misery) – SUTLER CDV
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Civil War- Camp Convalescent, Virginia (Camp Misery) – SUTLER CDV

At first glance our well got up young man will not make an exceptional impression on the Civil War enthusiast but little more than a glance at the back of the mount quickly arouses interest as we consider the period brown ink penned identification of J. B. Montgomery Sutler. A quick look at Francis Lord’s early reference Civil War Sutlers and their Wares (see our item # 5784) identifies our subject as Camp Convalescent - Sutler, James B. Montgomery. The photographer back mark MONITOR GALLERY – L. H. LARRABEE - Camp Hamilton, Va. offers additional interest as the neighboring Union camp was the first to be located on Virginia soil after secession. It was established in May 1861 at the foot of Sutlers Hill, Alexandria, Virginia. (see our item # 4512) 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 5791: Rare!! NUMBERED - Type III G. A. R. Membership Medal
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5791

Rare!! NUMBERED - Type III G. A. R. Membership Medal

This Type III Grand Army of the Republic membership medal remains in excellent condition with its original ribbon remaining in equally nice condition. Of significance to the deep-dish GAR enthusiast will be that this example offers the rarely seen numbers on back side points. While such numbering was reserved for the earliest Type III medals held for issue to National Officers, this is the only known example of the appearance of two numbers on each of two points (see illustration). Not to be confused with the letter and serial number appearing on the edge of later design membership medals, the information on these numbered Type III medals may be found in Robert J. Wolz’s fine G.A.R. reference GRAND ARMY MEN – The GAR and its male organizations . Per Wolz who refers to Gen. Frederick Starring who designed the Type III, stating that the first of the new medals were presented to national officers and numbered. Starring received No. 1 which remains in the family to this day. Frequently referred to as the Medal of Honor type for its similarity to the Congressional Medal (particularly the design of the eagle), the type three was patent dated Dec. 28, 1869 (see illustration) and was the first of the eagle with suspended star variations. Some variation in color from medal to medal is attributed to the GAR requiring that the medals be struck from the bronze of captured Confederate cannon. As this supply ran out, later examples were struck from standard (consistent) alloy. A rare early example from the largest and most influential of Civil War veteran organizations.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5744: Original Civil War & earlier - ostrich feather MILITARY HAT COCKADE
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5744

Original Civil War & earlier - ostrich feather MILITARY HAT COCKADE

Measuring approximately 7 inches in total length, this wonderful old feather cockade remains in excellent original condition as you can see and comes as found with its period straight pin for fastening. The un-backmarked period one piece disk button shows a pleasing age patina. A rare accessory for your original Civil War or earlier military hat, we acquired four of these from an attic storage box years ago and as we thin out have decided to keep one and offer the remaining cockades individually priced. Most frequently associated with uniform slouch and Hardee type headgear, these embellishments will go equally well on a forage cap.
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Henry M. Whitmarsh - PAT. 1864 SHOE LAST

Our illustrations will do best to describe this Civil War vintage item except to advise that the two piece rock maple shoe last measures 10 7/16 inches from toe to the back of the heal and both pieces are marked WHITMARSH PAT. 1864 Our research identified the patentee as Henry M. Whitmarsh, listed as a resident manufacturer of Abington, Massachusetts in the 1860 U. S. Census. A bit of a variation from the 1864 drawing, this example has the subject iron plate on the heel rather than the toe as illustrated in the drawing. Well established as a one industrytown (shoemaking) by the 19th century, at the time of the outbreak of the Civil War, Abington, Mass. was well positioned to respond to the Union’s desperate demand for footwear with major contracts for boots and shoes satisfied by Abington cobblers.

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original c.1846-54 CONGRESS QUILL PENN by E. DeYoung, New York

An especially nice item for the antique writing instrument collector, an attractive companion piece laid in a writing desk or displayed with a period ink well, we have a small number of original writing quills and are offering them here individually priced for the collector who would enjoy an original example for display. Each of these original goose writing quills measures approximately 9 1/2 inches in length and remains in fine un-used condition. These writing quills were acquired in their period slip top box with original label proclaiming the content as CONGRESS QUILL PENS which identifies the pens as the product of E. DeYoung who is listed as a New York quill cutter from 1846 to 1854. (see: New York Historical Society Museum and the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts collections. (Each period quill pen will come with a copy of the original CONGRESS QUILL PENS label.) A scarce acquisition for the antique writing instrument enthusiast. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :

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