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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5877: antique macramé – SAILOR’S AWL
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5877

antique macramé – SAILOR’S AWL

Measuring approximately 7 ½ inches in total length (not counting the lanyard loop) this antique awl shows the original draw file marks under a deep natural iron patina on the metal and sports a grip of sail cord macramé. A must have hand tool of the 19th century working sailor, aloft and on the deck, a stout awl suspended from a neck lanyard was ever present to aid in sail repair, picking knots or, in a pinch would serve as an effective weapon. Entirely hand made with a classic nautical macramé grip this piece retains a collection inventory number. A nice original period piece for the Civil War era nautical enthusiast. 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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5853

c. 1855 Siege of Sebastopol / Crimean War HOMESPUN TABLECLOTH

Found in a costal Maine attic, this approximately 37 X 25 inch piece of homespun linen is hand bound at the edges and retains a pinned on, meticulously penned, period notation preserving the relic as a: Piece of English officer’s table cloth Used at the siege of Sebastopol (Sevastopol) Crimean war, 1855. Brought home by Capt. John Lincoln Of Brunswick, Maine Our research of period census records produced a single John Lincoln in Brunswick, Maine. The household consisted of John’s mother, his wife Mary, a brother George, an Englishman named William A. Stevens, his wife Clara and a dressmaker, Peabbecca Farrin. All three males were recorded as mariners. A faded red oval stamp in one corner to the table cloth is not discernable to us but may be of note to a collector of period British material. (see photo) A neat old piece that will likely have a story to tell with some research, one must be fascinated with a connection between the Maine mariner and British sea service at the great Siege of Sebastopol? Was Capt. John Lincoln simply a shrewd Maine seafarer who was enticed by the high profits nautical life of dangerous parts of the world or was he somehow more closely associated with the military aspects of the infamous siege. 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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earlier to mid1800s PASTRY CRIMPER

Our photo illustrations will likely do best to describe this little baking utensil except to advise that remains in nice original condition with a pleasing natural age patina to brass and wood. Obviously hand crafted and completely original, this little pastry or pie crimper as they are commonly referred to, will lay in nicely with additional period kitchen collectables without spending a lot of money. 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 5827: vintage – Dog & Stag MEERSCHAUM TOBACCO PIPE
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5827

vintage – Dog & Stag MEERSCHAUM TOBACCO PIPE

A large example, (shown here with a quarter for size comparison) intricately carved with dog and stag, our illustrations will likely do best to describe this attractive old hunting motif meerschaum tobacco pipe. With lots of rich color as comes to natural meerschaum with many a pleasant smoke and a good period char as additional evidence of age and originality, this old hand carved pipe remains in pleasing condition and will display well in any tobacciana or period grouping. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5768: antique turned bone & leather POUCH
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antique turned bone & leather POUCH

Measuring approximately 6 ¼ inches long and 3 ¼ inches wide, this nice old pouch or poke was hand fashioned from leather with a turned bone spout using a cotton string wound attachment. The poke remains in excellence all original condition and is as found retaining its period cork stopped. Solid with no condition issues save desirable evidence of age and originality, these earlier to mid 1800’s pokes were at home in a hunting bag, prospector’s pocket or soldier’s haversack. Ready to use or display! 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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5702

Measuring approximately 6 ¼ inches long and 3 ¼ inches wide, this nice old pouch or poke was hand fashioned from leather with a turned bone spout using a cotton string wound attachment. The poke remains in excellence all original condition and is as found retaining its period cork stopped. Solid with no condition issues save desirable evidence of age and originality, these earlier to mid 1800’s pokes were at home in a hunting bag, prospector’s pocket or soldier’s haversack. Ready to use or display! 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 4528: W. STOKES KIRK - Civil War surplus - Mounted Artillery HAT DEVICE
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4528

W. STOKES KIRK - Civil War surplus - Mounted Artillery HAT DEVICE

Our photos should do best to describe this nice original die-struck mounted artillery hat device except to offer that it is completely original, in fine unissued condition and is of the Civil War period The piece measures approximately 1 15/16 inches wide with soldered brass wire fasteners. (Note that 2 wires are missing.) Of interest to the collector will be that we acquired this piece several years ago now when we were fortunate enough to purchase a number of items brought home by a W. Stokes Kirk clerk when the Philadelphia based Civil War surplus dealer closed up shop in 1976. Founded in 1874, W. Stokes Kirk like Bannerman in New York purchased large quantities of Civil War surplus at government auction. Seems like an impossibility now but we can remember wares of the two offering original Civil War material as late as the 1950s. This piece offers a now rare opportunity to acquire such an item from what for years now has become an ever dwindling and now a nearly nonexistent supply. 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 5644: 19th century Antique Cantonese Puzzle – bone ‘RING OF RINGS PUZZLE’
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5644

19th century Antique Cantonese Puzzle – bone ‘RING OF RINGS PUZZLE’

Believed first made for export in the 1850s, the Ring of Rings Puzzle has existed to ancient times in China with the earliest known Western written reference set down by an Italian mathematician associate of Leonardo da Vinci in 1500. Credited to craftsmen in Canton, China who first fashioned their cow bone Ring of Rings puzzle for export in the 1850s the now rarely surviving puzzle became a popular diversion throughout Europe and the Americas. This period example remains in excellent original condition with no chips, cracks or stains yet with good evidence of age and period construction. The puzzle remains complete even to its original, period appropriate, rose-head brass wires. We will send the purchaser an internet link containing the puzzle resolution, that is to remove all nine bone rings trapped on the decoratively carved handle. (This can be accomplished in 341 steps by following two simple rules.) 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 5865: exceptional !  high profile Civil War era Zouave Fez
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5865

exceptional ! high profile Civil War era Zouave Fez

In a collecting field steeped with variations requiring a specialized appreciation of those variations, there is likely someone out there that will recognize this attractive Zouave fez as indicative to a particular regiment but we will leave that to the experts. With that said our photos will offer the best description of this wonderful crimson red fez. Fashioned from that classic period wool felt that it seems was most desirable to hungry moths, original examples seldom survive in any kind of condition yet while this example exhibits some minor moth tracking as evidence of age and originality it is solid with no holes and retains its original bright crimson coloration with no fading. An especially nice, high profile Zouave fez complete with its original leather sweat band and false bullion regimental number, this early Civil War fez will go well on its own or in any period headgear 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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5941: July 16 1864 Scientific American   -   CUSTER’S HORSE-SHOE Patent
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5941

July 16 1864 Scientific American - CUSTER’S HORSE-SHOE Patent

Tender with some tattering as good evidence of age and originality, yet nicely displayable with lots of eye appeal, this approximately 10 X 13 inch, July 16, 1864 weekly issue of The Scientific American is complete and contains an account of George Custer’s U. S. Patent improved horse shoe design. An appealing design line drawing is presented over the bold heading CUSTER’S HORSE-SHOE with an accompanying description of the design and intended improvement over the old standard design. The little known George Armstrong Custer effort in the patent arena has been largely forgotten and lost in time with what may have been a nail in the coffin with respect to historical credit being a subsequent transcription error from period hand written 1870 U. S. Census records. Very simply the name of George A. Custer was mistakenly transcribed in a research reference as George C Custer. This simple transcription inaccuracy from the original record led to a conclusion published in Mike O’Keefe’s Custer, the Seventh Cavalry & the Little Big Horn that the subject patent was not issued by George A. Custer but another George Custer. A look at renderings of original hand written census records will show that George A. Custer was the only George Custer with a Monroe, Michigan address as provided in official U. S. Patent documents. (This offering will come with convincing research notes with respect to the above.) Framed up or simply laid out with Civil War or Western Indian War material, this piece will add A neat piece of Americana! 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 5790: Extra nice!  Civil War vintage cased TELESCOPING CUP
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5790

Extra nice! Civil War vintage cased TELESCOPING CUP

A nice Civil War vintage telescoping pewter cup, all original and in excellent condition with its japanned tin carrying case. Un-polished and as found, the pewter displays a wonderful original luster and the base of the cup is marked H. J. WOODMAN. The tin pocket case retains a substantial amount of its the original japanned lacquer finish. Though somewhat fragile, these soft pewter traveling cups were a popular item in the soldiers collection of personal items. Period examples are popular with collectors and are hard to find in this 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 5938: hand crafted - antique CHECKER BOARD & CHECKERS
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5938

hand crafted - antique CHECKER BOARD & CHECKERS

This attractive hand made antique checker board measures approximately 8 5/8 X 11 7/8 and was fashioned from a white pine board with the inscribed and milk painted game board on its face. The game board retains a full compliment of hand crafted checkers in board matching colors. Some period dings and wear along with a pleasing natural age patina front and back, offer good evidence of age, originality and period use. A neat companion piece with any Civil War era personal grouping, no harm would come to this old game board if put to originally intended use. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!


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5893

18th Century Pewter Mess Plate

This attractive 8 ½ inch pewter mess plate remains in honest, untouched condition with that deep gray patina that comes to pewter only with the decades. Faint but discernable on the back is the once bold block letter LONDON in banner mark as seen on import pewter by Thomas Swanson, of that city. (Swanson began exporting his wares to Boston in 1732.) A nice honest piece just the proper size for the Revolutionary War haversack, this handsome old pewter plate will go well in any Colonial 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 5857: c. 1840 / 1850  tin HAND LAMP
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5857

c. 1840 / 1850 tin HAND LAMP

This attractive little hand lamp was constructed from lead soldered, tinned sheet iron with a broad die truck base and classic long brass burner tube for use with camphene. All original and untouched just as it was set aside decades ago. Most popularly in use in the 1840s & 1850s, camphene lighting fuel from, highly refined turpentine produced a bright clean light. Largely replaced in lighting by coal oil in the 1860s, camphene was extremely volatile necessitating the small diameter wick and longer burner tubes than were used with whale oil lighting fuel. The longer burner tube, with a broad base were all common safety features of these camphene finger lamps. A nice all original little lamp illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison. 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 5698: lot of 7 Indian War era Horstman EAGLE BUTTONS
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5698

lot of 7 Indian War era Horstman EAGLE BUTTONS

Our illustrations will do best to describe this grouping of seven original Indian Wars era general service uniform coat buttons except to advise that they are all back marked by HORSTMAN. A nice grouping at a reasonable price. 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 5936: 19th century - West Virginia Penitentiary made - DROVER WHIP
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19th century - West Virginia Penitentiary made - DROVER WHIP

This attractive 19th century drover whip measures just under 9 feet in length and retains the original Weaver & Bardall / Drover Whip copper plate on the butt. The whip remains in pleasing condition, flexible with especially nice display eye appeal. With good age and evidence of originality, our illustrations will do best to describe this piece except to offer a word about the makers. Longtime local Allegheny, Pennsylvania whip manufacturer Charles A. Weaver became the moving force in the firm of Weaver & Bardall, when it set up shop in Moundsville, West Virginia in 1877. Here the firm had secured a contract with the West Virginia State Penitentiary to operate within the prison walls utilizing convict labor. An interesting article on West Virginia’s use of Penitentiary labor, management conditions and inmates in the April 18, 1886 Wheeling Register article Tales of Lawless Life Told by Life Prisoners Etc. by Special Correspondence of the Sunday Register. An outstanding piece of 19th century Americana. 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 5656: Late 1880s / early 1900s UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERAN (UCV) Banner
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Late 1880s / early 1900s UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERAN (UCV) Banner

Boldly marked on one side for vertical display this colorful U. C. V. banner measures 12 inches wide at the top and is 22 inches in total length. Stencil printed on cotton in the fashion common to the turn of the century the banner remains solid with some tattering yet bright in color and appears never to have been exposed to the weather or bright sun while offering good evidence of age and originality. Just rediscovered as we rummage through our long ago tucked away stuff, this old banner was recovered as part of a small grouping from, of all places, the attic remains of a long ago defunct Yankee G. A. R. hall. (Those were the days!) How the banner came to Maine Civil War veteran hall storage can only be left to the imagination though it seems more than likely that the piece was a souvenir of a trip South for one of the joint G. A. R. – U. C. V. reunions common in the waning years of first generation Civil War veterans. 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 5836: Large period agricultural stencil – Patent 1861 IMPROVED  STRAIGHT DRAFT PLOW
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5836

Large period agricultural stencil – Patent 1861 IMPROVED STRAIGHT DRAFT PLOW

A great size for display, this 15 ¼ X 5 1/8 inch sheet brass marking stencil is for the RULOFSON & De GARMO’S IMPROVED STRAIGHT DRAFT PLOW PATENTED MARCH 12, 1861. The stencil sports a rich natural patina with good evidence of age, originality and period use. It bears the marking of the stencil cutter H. J. HOGGSON NEW HAVEN Ct.; fore-runner to the later J. J. Hoggson & Pettis Manufacturing Co., New Haven makers of stamps and marking devices. (see: spring 1861 RURAL NEW YORKER for particulars on this Pat. 1861 plow) An eye-catching Civil War vintage agricultural, rural Americana item. 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 5897: period - Sons of Union Veterans - HAT DEVICE
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period - Sons of Union Veterans - HAT DEVICE

Our photos will likely do best to describe this extra nice Sons of Union Veterans hat device. All original and period, this G. A. R. auxiliary hat device is of gold wash, finely die struck brass in the extra rich false bullion style. All complete and original with safety clasp pin and silvered SUV with Post # 46. (The numbers are easily removed but we would leave this fine condition piece as is.) 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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5510

Civil War & earlier U. S. ARMY BELL

This attractive bronze collar bell measures approximately 4 7/8 inches across the mouth and stands about 4 1/4 inches high. The bell sports an attractive cast in panoply of American Eagles with shield, banner and star bursts. ( Examples of these bells, with an account of their origin, may be seen in the U. S. Army Quartermaster Museum collection at Fort Lee Virginia.) These bells were cast under contract to the U. S. Army during the Pierce and Buchanan administrations for use by experimental Army camel pack trains moving from Texas to the West Coast. (Camels were trained to follow the lead or Bell Camel during long marches from Texas to the West coast). Bells remaining in arsenal storage are said to have been pressed into use by the Union Army later in the Civil War with collectors of that era referring to the artifacts as Union Cavalry Bells referencing Dr. Francis Lord’s Civil War Collectors Encyclopedia. Rarely seen in any size, these bells were cast in three sizes, this example being the intermediate of the three. Sand cast and machined to a smooth surface at the mouth, this bell has a period blacksmith forged iron clapper and strap loop. An attractive piece of Americana, this Army issue bell will go well with frontier West through Civil War era collectables. (NOTE: Collectors are cautioned that modern cast reproductions of this bell are showing up. Like most cast reproductions however, they are generally easily discernible to the experienced eye.) 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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