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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3846: Civil War era ‘John Bull’ -  SATIRICAL  ENVELOPE
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3846

Civil War era ‘John Bull’ - SATIRICAL ENVELOPE

Patriotic and politically satirical postal covers were a popularly circulated art form in the times of the American Civil War with virtually every subject and opinion of the day expressed. Political and social satire envelopes were second only to patriotic subjects with both pro Union and pro Confederate bent. While the vast majority were put to use in the mails and have not survived, the wide variety of subject matter made the little covers a natural collectible even in the period. An ever dwindling supply of nice condition, unused examples have thus survived offering today’s collector / historian an opportunity to put together a respectable collection of quality original examples. Though steadily growing in value these covers still offer an opportunity on to accumulate a category of original Civil War artifacts and watch them grow in interest and value all at a relatively modest initial cost. We try to keep a small and varying supply of these on our site for those folks who might enjoy them. You can bring them all up for viewing by entering satirical envelope in our search feature.
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3832

hand crafted PAGE TURNER

An interesting utility of the earlier through Victorian era sitting room or library the slender page turner is a remnant of a time when the oversized finely constructed family bible or nicely bound book was a cherished position reflecting status and refinement. So much so that such volumes were handled with gloves or laid out with a page turner which was used to carefully turn pages without soiling them over time by handling. Frequently hand crafted as a token to be passed on in the family, these page turnerswere commonly crafted from thinly slabed whale bone, baleen or a nicely figured hardwood. This offering is an all original example of the latter. Measuring approximately 12 1/8 inches long and 1 1/8 inch wide this highly figured antique page turner retains a rich honey coloration with the soft luster that comes to such dense wood after lots of period handling and decades of natural aging. A scarce companion piece to lay with any fine early volume. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting our catalog!!
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3871

– H. B. SCUTT- Barb Wire Mfg. - ADVERTISING ENVELOPE

Not a big deal but worthy of passing along is neat item for the American West and barb wire enthusiast. This early fencing advertising envelope is imprinted H. B. SCUTT & CO., Limited BARB WIRE MANUFACTURERS, PITTSBURG, P.A. with an image of their factory overlaid by an illustration of their famous product. The holder of ten U. S. patents for varieties of barbed wire fencing, Hiram Scutt’s wire fencing would have a major impact on the early open range method of cattle ranching and shaping of the American West. As a young man Scutt joined the Civil War military when he enlisted on September 16, 1861 as Pvt. Battery G, 2nd Illinois Mounted Artillery. Re-enlisting at the end of his initial term on April 5, 1864 and remained with that unit after the Civil War on September 4, 1865. His earliest patents for barbed wire were taken out in 1867. In pleasing condition with no rips or tears but with some staining and the original postage stamp lifted off this relic of the closing days of open cattle range will lay in nicely in any barb wire or period Western Americana collection. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3850: frameable size - Civil War era Union Engineers TOPOGRAPHICAL MAPS
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3850

frameable size - Civil War era Union Engineers TOPOGRAPHICAL MAPS

These attractive map measures approximately 9 X 11 inches and were taken from the war time work of Union Army topographical engineers for distribution just after the Civil War for the 1866 publication THE GREAT CIVIL WAR – A History of the Late Rebellion Attractively tinted period work remaining in excellent original condition and in a nice farmable size. We have a small number (one each) as titled here and are offering them individually priced for the collector who would like a specific subject or location for display. These are not reprints but are original period printings in fine condition.

CHATTANOOGA and its DEFENSES: ’the ground on which the battles of Chickamauga and Ringgold were fought for the possession of the great Railroad triangle of Tennessee and Georgia.’ Showing troop locations, Union and Confederate.

MISSISSIPPI: CHART of the MISSISSIPPI River from the OHIO RIVER to GULF of MEXICO

PORT HUDSON and its DEFENSES: The work of a topographical engineer on Gen. Doubleday’s staff and protected by copyright in 1863. The map depicts Port Hudson and its vicinity, showing Earthworks &c that were in existence at the time of its fall.

SOUTH WESTERN STATES: shows all or part of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.

We also have a period single printing each of the following:
VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, DELAWARE: *** SOUTHERN STATES COAST-GULF of MEXICO ***

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3896: Indian War era Veteran Ribbon SPIKE HELMET SUSPENSION
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3896

Indian War era Veteran Ribbon SPIKE HELMET SUSPENSION

This miniature U. S. Army spike helmet (illustrated here with a US quarter for size comparison) is fashioned from nickel plated brass and was intended for suspension from an Indian Wars vintage veteran badge or ribbon. Scarce in any condition, these badges and ribbons are nearly always missing the suspension. A nice item by itself or as a period replacement for a original badge or ribbon. All in nice condition, and entirely original. A tough item to find and offered here at a reasonable price. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting our catalog!!

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3862: Victorian era ladies Mother of Perl - WAIST BUCKLE
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3862

Victorian era ladies Mother of Perl - WAIST BUCKLE

Illustrated here with a period U. S. quarter for size comparison, our photos will do best to describe this attractive mid to later 19th century ladies accessory except to advise that the buckle is fashioned from natural figured shell and remains in excellent, even usable, condition. A nice piece for use or display in any quality Civil War vintage ladies grouping. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best.

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3894: earlier 1800s to Civil War era CHILDS  BELL BOTTOMS & BLOUSE
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3894

earlier 1800s to Civil War era CHILDS BELL BOTTOMS & BLOUSE

We’ll let our illustrations speak for this wonderful earlier to mid 19th century boys nautical style outfit except to advise that both the utility weight bell bottom trousers and standard weight blouse are entirely hand stitched and remain in excellent original condition with the exception that the trousers are missing two vegetable ivory buttons. As to measurements, the trousers measure approximately 10 inches across, (Janet advises me that this equals a 20 inch waist.) and the inseam is about 17 inches. The blouse is approximately 11 inches across the shoulders with 13 ½ inch sleeves. The cuff buttons are Pat. hard rubber, all else are of dark natural vegetable ivory. A desirable example of vintage textile this all original little boys outfit, like all of our offerings, is guaranteed to please. 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.
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3903

outstanding - MASONIC STRAIGHT RAZOR

We’ll let our photographs do most of the talking for this attractive early etched blade razor except to advise that it remains in as nice original condition as you see here with only the most minor evidence of period use. The tortoise shell grip has two minor worm marks as testimony to age and originality but remains secure at the pins with no cracks. This quality, early 1800s through Civil War era, razor is maker marked JOSEPH ELLIOTT / BEST SILVER STEEL. A quality decorated razor difficult to find in any condition, this one sparkles! Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3887: 19th century BONE POKER CHIPS
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3887

19th century BONE POKER CHIPS

A nice display grouping of 4 natural color and 4 stained red bone poker chips. Measuring approximately 1 ¼ of an inch in diameter with each chip just under 1/8 of an in thick, the stack of 8 set in nicely with any period gambling or gaming grouping. Illustrated here with a U.S. quarter for size comparison, these all original and in nice condition, these bone poker chips will make an eye appealing display item for the frontier American West collector, as well as the Civil War enthusiast. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. (located at the top of the thumbnail page) A simple key word in lower case works best.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3879: Civil War era FOLDING KNIFE
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3879

Civil War era FOLDING KNIFE

A relic of the day when the heavy utility knife was a main stay such that folding working knives were offered in folding form by the better cutlers. This attractive example measures a full 8 ¼ inches in length when open not counting the original copper lanyard ring and offers fist filling slabbed stag grips. ( Illustrated here with a U.S. quarter for size comparison. ) With good evidence of age and period use and the classic iron binding of the Civil War period, the well honed blade has survived the honing of lots of use such as the makers identification has been worn away with only the remains of the familiar SHEFFIELD remaining. The blade remains tight with good spring action. All in pleasing condition with no cracks or condition issues yet showing lots of period use and an attractive age patina . Seldom surviving to reach today’s market these tools of the working man were generally used up and cast aside. Buy with confidence! All direct sales are backed by no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased ! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item is being returned per these previsions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3867: 1864 - Magnus Lithograph - SATTERLEE ARMY GENERAL HOSPITAL
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3867

1864 - Magnus Lithograph - SATTERLEE ARMY GENERAL HOSPITAL

Measuring approximately 22 ¾ x 17 ½ inches this colorful lithograph printed by Charles Magnus in New York City and is titled SATTERLEE GENERAL HOSPITAL, WEST PHILADELPHIA. Published by James D. Gay of Philadelphia in 1864 these prints were made available to the public at a price of .75 cents With bright coloration with no fading, rips, tears, folds or repairs the border is foxed with a water stain at the top right corner margin. While serving as good evidence of age and originality all this could easily be removed by a knowledgeable conservator however none of this impacts on the print itself and we would leave it as is. Under the lithograph the publisher has printed a short description of the Army hospital advising that it covers sixteen acres of ground with thirty-four wards and 4500 beds. It was opened June 9, 1862. The identification of top level staff personnel is given along with visiting hours and with a list of accommodations for patients such as reading rooms, library, piano, sutlers store and forty Sisters of Mercy. A scare item for the Civil War enthusiast, this original will hold special interest for the Civil War medical collector. 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!
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3864

Victorian era ladies Mother of Pearl - WAIST BUCKLE

Illustrated here with a period U. S. quarter for size comparison, our photos will do best to describe this attractive mid to later 19th century ladies accessory except to advise that the buckle is fashioned from natural figured shell and remains in excellent, even usable, condition. A nice piece for use or display in any quality Civil War vintage ladies grouping. 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!
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3906

1863 Maine - FARMER’S ALMANAC

All complete even to the front and back covers, this original 1863 Maine Farmer’s Almanac by Daniel Robinson was printed by Masters, Smith & Co. of Hallowell, Maine. No exception to the popular format of the time, this example offers the typical weather prognostications, phases of the moon, and a variety of good advice that made it a staple of the Maine farmer, fisherman, lumberman, et al. The Maine Farmer’s Almanac offered a welcome piece of home and source of recreational reading when sent to a soldier in the field. A treasure trove of period charm with neat period illustrations, Civil War enthusiasts will be pleased to note a roster of top government officials headed by Abraham Lincoln as President, followed by Maine’s own Hannibal Hamlin as Lincoln’s VP. Published in wraps these soft bound almanacs typically saw heavy use then were cast aside at the end of the year leaving few examples for today’s collector / historian. Well worn with lots of eye appeal in the form of tattered edges and rounded corners from period use but with no missing or loose pages this is a neat display item to augment any period collection. (note: Daniel Robinson edited the Maine Farmer’s Almanac for 42 years from 1822 through 1864 passing away at 90 years of age.)
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3910

early TRAVELING BALANCE SCALES

A nice set of traveling balance scales dating from the American colonial / Revolutionary War era through the first quarter of the 19th century. Offered here as found in the original oak box complete with original beam, suspensions, brass pans and a complement of original weights, the buyer may wish to replace the original old iron wire lid hinges. (We’d leave the piece as is.) An attractive companion item appealing to antique medical / pharmaceutical enthusiasts as well as general line early Americana collectors. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting our catalog!!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3912: Civil War Veteran - CONNECTICUT NUTMEG – REUNION BADGE
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3912

Civil War Veteran - CONNECTICUT NUTMEG – REUNION BADGE

Photographed here with a quarter for size comparison is an attractive Civil War veteran reunion badge. The nutmeg suspensions denotes Connecticut as the Nutmeg State. A neat all original item from the heyday of the G. A. R.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3893: personal size Pat. Nov. 1876 sheet iron FRY PAN
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3893

personal size Pat. Nov. 1876 sheet iron FRY PAN

Just the thing for the Indian Wars era and American Frontier West enthusiast, this nice old travel size skillet remains in nice solid, even usable, original condition down to its period open fire blacking. Measuring just over 6 inches in diameter tapering to about a 4 ½ inch cook surface, this light weight camp fry pan would fit nicely into most period saddle bags, haversack or would strap conveniently to a well-equipped back pack. Made for travel, this original old pan was die struck of a single piece of medium gauge sheet iron with a crimped on tinned grip. Billed as the stay-cool grip, the earliest of these as is offered here were boldly impressed NATIONAL with a second run sporting ACME Pat. Nov.76. We have seen the first version as is offered here referred to as Civil War era though we have never seen a verifiable Civil War period example and are pricing this one adoringly. A good buy!
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3901

14 X 21 ½ inch - 14th Mass. Light Battery PHOTOGRAPH

A nice item for the Civil War mounted artillery collector, Massachusetts enthusiast or simply as a backdrop for any Civil War grouping, this photograph measures a full 14 X 21 ½ inches on its original 24 X 183/4 inch mount. Found among remnants of a defunct Massachusetts G. A. R. hall, this striking image shows the soon to be hard fought 14th Mass. Light Battery just before leaving the State for the seat of war. A vintage enlargement from the original photo plate, this rendering will date to the early post Civil War years when veteran Grand Army of the Republic posts dotted the New England countryside. Once popularly displayed for the benefit of gathering veterans, as the ranks of old soldiers became thinned by time and the old halls fell to closure, large mounted photographs such as this one fell on hard times with few examples surviving.
Shown here in March of 1864 the 14th Mass. Light Battery left the state on April 4th 1864. Held in reserve at the battle of the Wilderness, by May members of the 14th found themselves in the thick of it at Spotsylvania Court House with heavy action at North Anna, Totopotomy and Cold Harbor to follow. They would see action before Petersburg, the Mine Explosion, Weldon Railroad, and the assault on and capture of Petersburg before mustering out on June 16, 1865. 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!
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3891

Civil War era SHAVING CUP

A classic personal item of the Civil War soldier, this tinned iron shaving cup stands approximately 4 ½ inches high and is about 3 inches in diameter. The construction is clearly of the period and the tinned surface offers an eye appealing patina. All in nice solid condition with no holes or repairs but with eye appealing evidence of period use, this is an all original Civil War vintage shaving cup. 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!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3948: battlefield excavated - LINCOLN / HAMLIN Campaign Token
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3948

battlefield excavated - LINCOLN / HAMLIN Campaign Token

Our photos will just about say it all for this piece except to advise that it was picked out of a box of excavated relics at one of the early Gettysburg Civil War shows some twenty plus years ago. (Those were the days!) A neat Lincoln / Hamlin political relic photographed here with a quarter for size comparison. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !


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3925

Civil War vintage embellished portrait – BOOTH / THE ASSASSIN

Published by L. Prang & Co. Boston in response to wide early post Lincoln assassination public interest, this John Wilkes Booth portrait engraving has been slightly trimmed at the top for insertion into a period CDV album and bares the bold title J. WILKES BOOTH THE ASSASSIN. Additional character has been offered with the period addition of charcoal sketched horns, forked tail and fork of the devil. This neat example of period folk art leaves little to the imagination with regard to public contempt for the actor. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !
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