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5611

antique traveling NUTMEG GRATER

Fresh seasoning was a premium to the pallet in Colonial America through the Civil War and into the later 19th century. By that time improved refrigeration and food preservation reduced the common use of seasoning to something more pleasurable than masking the taint of gone buy food. Salt and pepper were the most commonly used seasonings with the heavy use of salt as a drying agent and preservative the most familiar. Next in line, not as a preservative but as a masking agent was the nutmeg. So prized was the nutmeg in the 18th century that the walnut size woody seed was commonly used as tender for trade and bartering. This traveling grater with its’ lidded storage compartment for the pungent little nut falls in the waining days of the time when the nutmeg was so well thought of that fakes were carved from dark hardwood for trade. A neat piece of Americana of the Civil War period, this example retains much of its’ original japanning lacquer finish. (illustrated here with a U.S. quarter for size comparison) A neat common item seldom considered worthy of preservation original period examples are seldom encountered in this condition. A neat little personal item for the Civil War haversack 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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5666

17th early 18th century forged iron DOOR NAIL

We have three of these rare black iron door nails recovered from a museum deaccession and are offering them here individually priced for the collector who would like one. Hand forged with a broad decorative head the door nail served to protect the heavy oak primary entrance doors of the time from damage and forced entry. 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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5633

19th century Hospital / Invalid Feeder

A nice item for the medical collector this period invalid feeder remains in excellent condition with no chips and a single hairline in the glaze as evidence of age and originality. This piece will go well with medical, nursing or hospital items of the Civil War period. see: Dammann’s Collectors Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments & Equipment. (An example of this desirable boat shaped feeder is included in the Gettysburg Visitors Center museum collection. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!. 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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5913

19th century carved walnut – MASONIC WALL SHELF

This attractive old folding wall shelf measures 9 ¾ inches wide with a hinged fold down shelf that is 5 inches deep. Hand carved from American black walnut with Masonic embellishment, the wall shelf remains in pleasing all original condition, country made with classic handmade wire hinges and despite its flawless condition offers clear evidence of age and originality. A wonderful backdrop for the display of a favorite Civil War period artifact, our illustrations will offer the best description of this nice old wall shelf. 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 5901: Vintage - Bronze APOTHECARY MORTAR & PESTLE set
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5901

Vintage - Bronze APOTHECARY MORTAR & PESTLE set

This outstanding heavy cast and turned bronze # 8 mortar and pestle set dates to the earlier through mid 1800s and remains in eye appealing condition with good evidence of age and period use while remaining in excellent condition with a nice untouched natural age patina. The heavy bronze mortar stands approximately 5 3/8 inches high , is 5 3/8 inches in diameter at the mouth and 3 3/8 inches across the base. The bronze pestle is size number 8 marked as is the mortar and measures about 9 7/8 inches in length. Not to be confused with more frequently encountered later examples or the common Chinese castings, this rarely found 19th century bronze apothecary mortar & pestle set will make a nice addition to any quality medical grouping or will go well simply as a period decorative piece. 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 5573: Lord collection earlier 19th century through Civil War era - MILITIA PLATE
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5573

Lord collection earlier 19th century through Civil War era - MILITIA PLATE

Acquired several years ago when we were fortunate enough to purchase several groupings from the personal collections of our longtime friend, Dr. Francis Lord, this piece will come with our letter to preserve its history as emanating from the personal collection of the pioneer Civil War collectables author. Our photos will provide the best description of this all original and untouched piece. The extra heavy plate would have served equally well as a cross belt or cartridge box plate. 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 5618: Original Civil War era ‘Pat. Applied For’ - PADLOCK & KEY
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5618

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 5902: outstanding early DECORATED CANTEEN
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5902

outstanding early DECORATED CANTEEN

An outstanding example of vintage Americana, this attractive old, black iron bound, canteen measures roughly 9 inches in diameter by 5 ½ inches thick and will fit properly in the American Colonial and Revolutionary War era through Mexican War into Civil War eras. Retaining its period iron suspension chain and brass drinking spout adjacent to the larger filler, this all original antique wagon, camp or Co. size canteen remains in solid condition, tight at the staves. While the decorative star will whistle Dixie to the Confederate or Texas enthusiast, the history of this piece has been lost in time and must be left to speculation. An exceptional 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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5927

Hotel Glenwood (Colorado home of Dock Holliday) - BAR TOKEN

A bit out of our usual fare but a neat piece of Americana is this 23mm die struck HOTEL GLENWOOD BAR merchant token GOOD FOR 12 ½ c. (Shown here with a quarter for size comparison.) Located in Glenwood Spring, Colorado the Hotel Glenwood opened in 1887 as a two story wood structure but was over the years was destined to become an ornate three story attraction of seventy-five rooms accommodating as many as two hundred guests. The Glenwood attracted the elite of the day attracting such well known of the period as gambler, gunfighter, and dentist John DocHolliday. After splitting with Wyatt Earp, an ailing Holliday took up residence in Glenwood Springs, Colorado where his health continued to deteriorate. Doc Holliday died of tuberculosis at the Hotel Glenwood in 1887. A nice piece of Western Americana and a neat companion piece to set in any gambling or Wild West 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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5515

Victorian era - Birch Bark Snuff Box

Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison is an eye appealing, all original, decorated birch bark snuff box. Dating from the mid-1800s through the later 19th century these little boxes were fashioned of native pine veneered with birch bark then finished with a coat of period bug shellac. The early examples offer an attractive age patina that comes to the period finish only with time. Decorated with a moose on the hinged lid and with a geometric design familiar to native American enthusiasts around the sides, this little antique snuff box will be of interest to tobacciana folks and all manner of smalls enthusiasts to include Civil War personals collectors. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5940: Civil War vintage SANITARY COMMISSION - CRUTCH
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5940

Civil War vintage SANITARY COMMISSION - CRUTCH

With some minor scars and dings as evidence of period use and originality this boldly marked SANITARY COMMISSION crutch remains in pleasing original condition with no splits, breaks or repairs and a nice natural age patina. Seldom seen outside of the best museum and old private collections, this Sanitary Commission marked example will fit well in any quality Civil War grouping and will be of special interest to period medical equipment enthusiasts. 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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5500

antique U. S. Bridle Rosettes

Our photos will offer the best description of this pair of military US bridle rosettes. All original with a deep unpolished age patina and good evidence of age, originality and period use. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!

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5833

Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley – Anthony / Brady CDV

The Civil War history of Brig. General George F. Shepley can best be found in the first pages of our on line personal collection site MaineLegacy.com but suffice it to say here that Maine native George Foster Shepley entered service in the Civil War as Colonel of the 12th Maine Volunteer Infantry and was commissioned Brig. General, U. S. Volunteer General Staff ,US Volunteers General Staff on July 18, 1862. During his tenure in Louisiana Shepley served briefly as Acting Mayor of New Orleans and was appointed Military Governor of the occupied parishes of Louisiana from 1862–1864. He was appointed Military Governor of the fallen Confederate Capital City of Richmond, Virginia April 3, 1865 serving in that post until he returned to civilian life and Maine. This Civil War vintage Carte de Visite remains in excellent condition with strong contrast and will be best described by our photo illustrations. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :

If you have an interest in neat Civil War period things or Maine in the time, you may enjoy our museum site at:

MaineLegacy.com

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5903

20th MAINE SURGEON Dr. Abner O. Shaw - SELF ADDRESSED Postal Cover

This cover is postmarked Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 5, 1858, retains its original stamp, and is self-addressed in Shaw’s hand Abner. O. Shaw Esq. Portland, Maine. As surgeon of the 20th Maine Infantry Regiment , Maine physician, Abner O. Shaw had a distinguished Civil War record and is best remembered for his night long work in a Petersburg field hospital when he was brought to the aid of the horribly wounded Col. Joshua L. Chamberlain by the fallen hero’s brother, Capt. Thomas Chamberlain. Surgeon Abner O. Shaw would be credited with saving the life of the Colonel, soon to be Brigadier General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. The skilled regimental surgeon remained a close friend and the lifelong personal physician to Chamberlain. A nice Chamberlain, 20th Maine related Civil War relic without spending a lot of money. As with all direct sales, we are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

If you have an interest in neat Civil War period things or Maine in the time, you may enjoy our museum site at:

MaineLegacy.com

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5694: Civil War era - Pat. 1864  BUTTONHOLE SCISSORS
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5694

Civil War era - Pat. 1864 BUTTONHOLE SCISSORS

Illustrated here with a US quarter for size comparison is nice old pair of buttonhole shears marked B S & Co.(BARNARD - SON & Co. Waterbury, CT) PATDE. 1864. A nice pair of scissors, dated with good evidence of age and period use yet remaining in pleasing, functional condition. A nice sewing basket or soldiers house wife item. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5908: Original issue - U. S. type III - Pattern of 1874 MEAT CAN
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5908

Original issue - U. S. type III - Pattern of 1874 MEAT CAN

More commonly referred to today as a mess-kit as it appears at first glance as at least similar to the standard military issue mess kit used through WWII , Korea and into the Vietnam era. Closer examination will reveal marked differences in the Pattern of 1874 Meet Can so designated as a primary purpose in addition to serving as an eating utensil was to carry the daily ration of meat. The top section or lid was designed to fit tightly into the pan so as to provide a protective seal. The U. S. marked hinged iron handle is secured by three iron rivets. As indicated by its Pattern of 1874 designation, this meat can was accepted issue in 1874 with ensuing minor variations designated as Type II and III. A Pattern of 1874 can incorporating two of the subsequent issue improvement ( a solid ribbed handle as apposed to the first issue slotted handle and offset of the cover ring) was recovered along Custer’s 7th Cavalry retreat rout from Little Big Horn Valley. The recovery tells us that improvements in the Pattern were in the field as early as 1874. (see: Douglas C. McChristian’s The U. S. Army In The West, 1870 – 1880) additionally, a photo of the Little Big Horn example may be seen in Will Hutchinson’s Artifacts of the Battle of Little Big Horn This example shows good age with evidence of period use and carrying yet remains in pleasing condition. A nice display item for the post Civil War collector. 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 5826: Civil War era STENCIL SET
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5826

Civil War era STENCIL SET

Housed in its 5 3/8 X 4 1/8 X 1 ½ inch dovetailed box, this attractive period stencil marking set is complete with a full complement of 2 X 2 ¼ inch sheet brass stencils forming the a alphabet of 1 inch letters with punctuation . (see: Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields & Campsites of the Civil War by Phillips) With these are the period stenciling brush and block with water actuated stenciling ink. While complete sets of the period sheet brass stencil components alone seldom survive, full kits containing stencils, period brush and ink are extremely difficult to find outside better museum and personal collections. Another example of stuff acquired in the good old days and set aside in our 50 year 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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5923: unopened - Howe & Stevens Civil War vintage - DYE PACKET
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unopened - Howe & Stevens Civil War vintage - DYE PACKET

A wonderful Civil War era display item in an especially desirable color, this all original and unopened textile dye packet measures approximately 2 ¾ X 1 ¾ X 1 inch thick with classic patriotic graphic and nomenclature of HOWE & STEVENS – Dye Color – LT. FAWN DRAB with Patented October 13, 1863 and the reminder that the content is for Dyeing Silk, Woolen & Cotton Goods, Shawls, Scarfs, Ribbons, Dresses, Feathers, Bonnets, Hats and all kinds of Wearing Apparel, with perfect FAST COLORS. Pleasing with its period Lady Liberty patriotic graphic and Light Fawn Drab color (a.k.a. BUTTERNUT) this every day relic of the Civil War period make a nice companion small in any 19th century grouping. (see: Civil War vintage Boston Business Directories) 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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5892

KNIFE - Blacksmith Forged from a Horse Shoe

A classic make-do for want of iron, this nicely shaped knife measures 8 ½ inches in total length and is hand forged from a well-worn cast away horse shoe. Stout enough to stand up to any task wheather carried as a belt knife or used around camp this product of blacksmith ingenuity will go well as a useror in any period collection as a display piece. 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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Civil War era Percussion Revolver Cap Tin & Caps

This little percussion cap tin measures approximately 1 5/8 inches in height and is about 1 5/8 inches in diameter. It remains in nice condition with natural age and most of its original lacquer japanning finish. Best of all is the fact that the tin contains a good complement (approximately a 3rd full) of its original percussion revolver sized percussion caps. A once common item this tin is surely a rare commodity today and will fit especially well in any Civil War era grouping of A special find that will be difficult to duplicate! 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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