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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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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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5656

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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5897

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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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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5666: 17th early 18th century forged iron DOOR NAIL
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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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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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5927: Hotel Glenwood (Colorado home of Dock Holliday) - BAR TOKEN
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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 5500: antique  U. S. Bridle Rosettes
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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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5833: Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley – Anthony / Brady CDV
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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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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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