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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4457: stained bone - Victorian Needle Case
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4457

stained bone - Victorian Needle Case

A gem for the sewing and needlework enthusiast is this attractive delicately stained umbrella needle case. Gathered up and set aside some years ago from a Victorian era sewing basket, this delicate miniature umbrella is carved from bone with a turned, threaded shaft all remaining in fine original condition and will lay in nicely with any ladies sewing implement 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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4399

antique reverse painting miniature – Massachusetts - Heart & Dagger

We are going to let our photographs do most of the description on this one to include any conclusion as to exactly what the cryptic subject in its Massachusetts state seal embossed case is intended to address. The colorful reverse painting on glass is backed with a thin sheet of copper foil to give the subject plunging dagger and heart a bright crispness. All is encased in a brass 9th plate photo mat and frame and housed in a photo case with the Massachusetts state seal in the velveteen cover lining. All is pleasingly period original with no condition issues save some separation of the black paint backing which surrounds the main subject. We would guess this has some fraternal connotation but that is only a guess on our part. Please send us a note if you are able to offer anything further.
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4326

‘Let’s Pull Together’ – WW II mechanical PATRIOTIC - BUTTON PIN

A bit out of our usual scope but so neat we couldn’t resist the acquisition of this WW II mechanical pin. A whimsical presentation depicts Uncle Sam and Adolf Hitler. A pull on the string and the Fuhrermeets his demise. Measuring approximately 1 19/32 of an inch in diameter the colorfully lithographed button pin is maker marked on the rimPAT APPLIED FOR – EVANS NOVELTY CO. CHICAGO. All in pleasing condition. The pin offers good evidence of age and originality while retaining strong graphics with no chips, dings or scratches and the mechanical mechanism functions smoothly. 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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4473

antique U S Keg Spigot

This US marked keg spigot is of turned maple with a natural cork insert to insure a leak proof fit. The spigot measures approximately 11 1/8 inches in length and though it offers good evidence of age and period originality appears never to have been used. Appropriate for use or display with any number of period barrel, hogshead, or keg applications, the cork insert is generally considered most appropriate to use with beer, wine and spirits barrels and kegs. A neat display item to lay in with Civil War vintage sutler, country store or military quartermaster items. 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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Civil War ARMY & NAVY Patriotic / ‘HARD-TIME’ TOKEN

These little penny sized coins were struck in the early years of the American Civil War to fill a commercial need when people began hording hard currency. By July of 1862 even the lowly copper cent had all but disappeared from public circulation. Though the U. S. Mint began issuing substitute paper money in the usual coinage denominations and folks began using postage stamps to augment that effort, commercial needs demanded something more familiar and more durable. The private minting of what collectors refer to as HARD-TIME TOKENS began to appear in the fall of 1862. These private issue coins fell in two categories, the patriotic token which did not carry the name of a specific redeemer and the so called store-card type which carried the name of a specific merchant. The little private issue ‘penny’ filled the commercial need and soon enjoyed general acceptance as a means of exchange usually allotted the value of one cent. The little copper cent was minted in several variations and designs (usually patriotic) and were almost immediately a collectable accounting for some limited availability of nice condition examples still available on today’s collectors market. Not a common find outside of collector circles though, as the short lived Civil War token was outlawed by act of Congress in 1864 when the issuance of currency in any form by private individuals was forbidden. We have acquired a small collection of these little relics and are offering them individually in our online shop for the collector who would enjoy a nice original example to go in a Civil War grouping or coin collection. The patriotic example offered here remains in pleasing, uncirculated condition with a natural age patina. (Will make a neat original Civil War vintage gift without spending lots of money.)You may view all of these that are currently on our site by entering patriotic token in our search feature. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4304: vintage hand wrought  - MINIATURE HATCHET
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vintage hand wrought - MINIATURE HATCHET

The head of this little blacksmith made axe was fashioned from two pieces of iron formed as one ( high carbon for the blade for a keen edge and lower carbon, less brittle, for the pick) just as the full sized working examples. Some period ink stains on the original white ash wood haft may indicate that the piece served a practical purpose as a quill sharpener. We have seen such miniatures in period writing desks. (see: Valley Forge museum 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 4576: Civil War era Military Motif - import PORCELAIN TOBACCO PIPE
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4576

Civil War era Military Motif - import PORCELAIN TOBACCO PIPE

A style initially made popular in this country by German immigrants, the use of this classic type by American Civil War troops has been well documented by period field photos and military camp excavation. The elongated porcelain bowl was joined to the cherry wood stem by means of a hollow V-shaped secondary bowl, this component intended to collect moisture and tobacco tar making for a fine smooth smoke. The mouthpiece is of natural horn and the bowl is generally capped by a hinged metal lid. Popular from the earlier 19th century and Civil War era through the later 1800s, the earliest of these bowls were hand painted as is this offering. The advent of color transfer printing in the later, mid 1800s, and the nearly universal use of that newly available medium to decorate these pipes, is a primary feature in determining whether such a pipe is pre or post-Civil War with hand painted examples as is offered here falling in the just pre and Civil War era. Especially desirable by virtue of the colorful and especially well done military battle scene, its overall condition and completeness this example will make an attractive addition to any tobacco and smoking grouping or simply as a stand-alone in a period personal 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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5480

1700s early 1800s forged iron NUTCRACKER

A popular utility of the colonial era, Revolutionary War period with use through the Civil War era these blacksmith forged iron crackers were reversible with a lesser gap one way than the other so as to accommodate large and smaller nuts. The cracking surfaces are textured so as to provide a firm grip. An attractive companion piece in a period setting, this pair measure about 5 ¾ inches in length and remain in nice solid , even usable condition but with a pleasant natural age patina. 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 4371: original - antique cast iron PATRIOTIC TRIVET
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4371

original - antique cast iron PATRIOTIC TRIVET

Not to be confused with the usually encountered reproduction in this pattern this example is the real thing. This genuine antique, cast iron trivet, with its classic patriotic shield design, crossed cannons, cannon balls and crossed swords, measures 8 ½ inches long and is 4 1/8 inches wide. Never painted this desirable original remains in excellent condition and will make a pleasing addition to any collection. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

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4495

original c.1800s DANDY’S FEDORA

Our illustrations will likely do best to describe this offering except to advise that it is a size seven and while it offers good evidence of age and originality, remains in pleasing condition. An exceptional 19th century felt hat! 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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4569

Civil War era 'COPPERHEAD' IDENTIFICATION DISK

An 1833 dated large cent (shown here with a quarter for size comparison) as was originally worn as a badge of identification by members of the frequently militant Peace Democrats or Copperheads of Civil War era notoriety. This pierced U.S. large cent retains a rich age patina and good evidence of period wear. The Copperheads were so-called by their opponents in recognition of their practice of wearing a pierced copper penny as a badge of identification as a Peace Democrat. (see: Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields & Campsites of the Civil War by Stanley Phillips) Offered as found some years ago when we were able to pick one up on occasion here in Maine where the Copperheads were extremely active in certain areas throughout the Civil War years. A neat item for political collectors ! please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!
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4504

1872 Pattern Cavalry SERGEANT CHEVRON

A nice single example of the pattern of 1872 U. S. Cavalry Sgt. stripes. All original and in ‘minty’ condition after decades of storage, this example should not be confused with the lighter fabric type of a later period that are more frequently seen. With their heavy yellow / orange wool felt and higher quality chain stitch trim, these original issue artillery stripes will add quality and color to any Indian Wars era or U.S. insignia grouping. A relatively common item only a few years ago, real examples are getting harder to find with demand fostering the fabrication of cheaper reproductions. 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
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5484

exceptional 2nd Empire French – Officer’s Court Sword

A bit of a departure from our usual fair, this outstanding mid 1800s court sword will fill the bill for the right collector. High relief, chiseled bronze furniture retains virtually all of its original heavy gold plating over a laurel motif set off by the classic figure of a patriotic eagle. Beautifully colored natural mother of pearl grips offer a pleasing age patina. Overall length is 36 ¾ inches with a slender 30 ½ inch, three fuller triangular blade which retains much of its original fire blue embellishment over decorative line engraving. Of special note is that the slender leather scabbard with its furniture remains in excellent original condition commensurate with the pleasing condition of the sword. Of special note because as experienced collectors will attest, the delicately slender leather scabbard of these court swords are nearly always broken or missing furniture or both. An outstanding, all original example of a classic style seldom surviving in collectable condition, a good look our photos will offer the best description. 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 4568: colorful post Civil War Southern Reconstruction SATIRICAL PRINT
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colorful post Civil War Southern Reconstruction SATIRICAL PRINT

Our photo illustration will likely offer the best description of this colorful old print except to say that it measures 10 X 13 ½ inches and it is offered just as we found it torn from a June 16, 1894 issue of the satirical publication Judge. The cartoon is titled THE DEMOCRATIC RICHELIEU and is captioned - DEMOCRATIC SENATOR (ex-confederate brigadier): ‘Take away the sword. States can be ruined without it. Bring me the pen,it is mightier than the sword!’ The graphic satire refers to an all too common division between North & South during Reconstruction and the strong feeling by many in the North that ex-Confederate leaders were continuing their attack against the Union utilizing the pen and politics. A colorful conversation piece, this neat old piece of Americana will frame up nicely.
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1850 U. S. Statistical Gazetteer

Statistical Gazetteer of the United States of America from Official State & Federal Returns & the Census of 1850 by Richard s. Fisher M.D. Published by J. H. Colton & Co., New York 1857 A wonderful antebellum resource or simply a nice item to set out on a period desk, reading table or book shelf. Leather bound with lots of evidence of age and period use, the leather cover and spine could use treatment with a proper dressing, but the spine is tight and pages are solidly bound with expected age but complete with no stains, tears or repairs or other condition issues. (Offered here un-touched and as found so the new owner can decide what leather dressing to use. We would do no more than that.) An outstanding accumulation of material from population and land use, to industrial and governmental information, this volume will be of special interest as it offers insight into the antebellum south.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5489: early 19th century martial POWDER HORN
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5489

early 19th century martial POWDER HORN

An outstanding companion piece for display with a late 1700s early 1800s military musket, this brass mounted horn measures approximately 13 ½ inches in length from its 2 5/8 diameter base to the charger tip. Clearly made for heavy use, the heavy brass charger offers a removable measure affording the appropriate charge for the period 69 caliber smoothbore musket. With eye appealing deep patina on the uncleaned brass furniture and attractive natural coloration of the horn body, our illustrations will speak best for this rare old horn. A scarce opportunity for the marshal collector, this is the first Riling #1172 we have seen on the market for a good many years. (see: Ray Riling's The Powder Flask Book plate #1172) 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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antique Blob-Top Aqua Glass PICKLE JAR

This attractive old ring-neck aqua glass pickle jar stands 9 ½ inches and remains in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or stains. Offering a pleasing aqua color with the telltale blob-top, bubbles in the glass and twisted grain at the neck, this nice old jar will be equally at home in a country kitchen display or set in with period tinned sheet iron eating utensils of a well-stocked camp table. 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 4556: Civil War vintage Monroe’s Pat. 1864 - BULLET CASTING LADLE
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Civil War vintage Monroe’s Pat. 1864 - BULLET CASTING LADLE

This antique cast iron ladle is marked MONROE’S PATENT JUNE 1, 1864 and measures 15 ½ inches in length to include its turned wooden handle. All in pleasing original condition with good evidence of age and period use yet with no condition issues. Especially designed for casting the large bore lead projectiles of the period, this scarce old ladle will lay in nicely as a companion piece in any Civil War long arm 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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late 19th / early 20th century ANDREW JACKSON Souvenir Spoon

Not a big deal but worthy of a good home is this c. late 19th / early 20th century silver plate U. S. Grant souvenir spoon. A popular souvenir item of the period, as visiting tourists and Civil War veterans now gathering as members of the G. A. R. at a growing number of Battlefield Parks, were eager collectors of such as remembrances of their visit. Fashioned with the patriotic flair of an armed military figure, U. S. A. in a shield, and the profile of Andrew Jackson, this souvenir spoon would have been a natural keepsake for the period. Offered unpolished and as found after decades of storage, this example remains in pleasing condition with good evidence of age and a full complement of its original silver plate. 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 4505: Star Brand / Backes’ Pat. 1931 Repeating Paper Caps
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Star Brand / Backes’ Pat. 1931 Repeating Paper Caps

A bit late for our usual fare but we couldn’t resist when we had the opportunity to acquire a small lot of these original Star Brand Repeating Paper Caps and are offering them here priced by the single box for the collector who would enjoy having an original unopened 1930s / 1940s box of five rolls of the old paper caps. A nice companion display piece if you are fortunate enough to have one of the old cast iron or white-metal cap guns us old-timers remember from our boyhood. (These are modern times however so we must offer the appropriate caution that these caps are offered for display purposes only.) Each of the colorful old red, white and blue pasteboard boxes remains in fine unopened condition retaining its original content of five rolls of Star Brand, M. Backes’ Sons, Inc. repeating caps. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
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