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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5563: Civil War vintage SHEET IRON BELL
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5563

Civil War vintage SHEET IRON BELL

As with so many utilitarian items common to the period the lowly sheet iron cow-bell with its distinctive dull ’thunk- thunk’, found its way to the front. As with so much of this neat stuff we can thank the modern day digger/ historian for verification of field use of such. (The excavated bell shown here [NOT FOR SALE] is from our own collection. It was found in a Falmouth, Virginia, Maine camp.) Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison, the sheet iron bell offered here remains in excellent plus condition with a deep natural age patina over a full complement of original finish. Remnants of the original label remain on one side. Not a big deal but the condition alone will make this piece a welcome addition to any quality Civil War 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 5972: outstanding early mid-1800s - fancy stitched Wellington style COWBOY BOOTS
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outstanding early mid-1800s - fancy stitched Wellington style COWBOY BOOTS

This outstanding pair of original 17 1/2 inch high, fancy stitched cowboy boots are approximately size 10 ½ or 11 and remain in excellent condition with the eye appeal that comes only with age and period use. Demonstrating all the characteristics of popularly frontier west footwear that collectors commonly refer to as the Wellington bootthese boots sport 1 inch stacked leather heels with 16 inch straight tops of decoratively stitched high-grade leather, lined with soft kidleather and sporting 7 inch cotton web pulls. With the vast majority eventually used up and cast aside in the period with the tops cut off to be repurposed as scrap, original period examples are seldom seen in any condition with well-preserved examples such as these with still pliable leather and solid stitching being extremely rare on todays collector market. Unmarked as to maker as was common to such period examples most frequently made for the wearer by a local cobbler, our photos will do best to show off the appeal of these classic boots.

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5866: Civil War era - CARVED TOBACCO PIPE
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5866

Civil War era - CARVED TOBACCO PIPE

Complete with finely inlayed bone teeth setting off detail of the figure and skill of the craftsman who created this fine old tobacco pipe, we will let our photos provide the description for this offering. With a chip or two to the bill of the cap as remnant of period use and carrying, this exceptionally well carved figural pipe bowl remains in pleasing original condition and will set well in any Civil War personal grouping or tobacciana 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 5955: original!  patriotic DOUBLE EAGLE WHISKEY FLASK
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5955

original! patriotic DOUBLE EAGLE WHISKEY FLASK

A nice period Double Eagle one pint patriotic whiskey flask. All in pleasing condition with no chips, flakes, cracks or condition issues, this beautiful hand blown aqua flask with its classic hinged mold marks and applied top will sit well in any earlier to mid 1800s antique 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 5775: Civil War era  cloth stretcher – MARKING TOOL
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5775

Civil War era cloth stretcher – MARKING TOOL

A neat Civil War vintage personal item this cloth stretcher was designed to stretch and stabilize a section of cloth for identification with a common dipping pen. Made of turned birch wood the round plug piece was placed under the cloth and the corresponding wood hoop was placed over the cloth covered plug and pressed down stretching and holding the material firmly for easy marking with a dipping pen. Only the second of such we have seen in our all too many years of paying attention to Civil War vintage personal item marking equipment, we have the other example in our own collection. (That example retains the original label which is patent dated 1856.) A scarce little personal 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 5984: original ELEY BROs LONDON – PERCUSSION CAP TIN
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5984

original ELEY BROs LONDON – PERCUSSION CAP TIN

Most frequently seen in original casings of percussion Colt revolvers as were made famous in the Civil War and American West, these little ELEY BROs LONDON percussion cap tins are always in demand as they are sought after by collector historians as a companion to a period Colt revolver. This one shows good age and originality yet contains a good amount of its original japaning finish and even sports a hint of its original blue-green paper seal. Offered as found with a content of a small number of approximately .36 caliber led balls. Once relatively common, original examples are more and more difficult to find. 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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5718

Rare! G. A. R. marker FOUNDRY PATTERN

A remnant of the sand casting methods of earlier post Civil War iron and bronze casting foundries, this carved wood foundry pattern was for use in casting GAR markers so widely used to mark the graves on Civil War veterans. Such patterns were hand carved by craftsmen who duplicated each component of a casting in wood. The artisans finished component was then used to form an impression in fine damp sand then used as a mold in casting with molten iron or bronze. Hard to imagine with today’s rapidly accomplished injection casting methods, in the time of traditional sand casting, even the multiple individual components of a cast iron stove would be first carved of wood, painted or shellacked and used over and over indefinitely in the process. All original and period and in nice condition while offering good evidence of age, this pattern would have been used to cast the standard G.A.R. device measuring approximately 7 inches across. Will display nicely on the wall or set in with other veteran items. 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 5825: 1700s through early 1800s – Artisan’s HAND VICE
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5825

1700s through early 1800s – Artisan’s HAND VICE

Frequently referred to as a gunsmith’s or clock maker’s, vice or any number of specialty applications, the use of this handy old black iron hand vice was as broad as the imagination. Age to is set at variations from the American colonial / Revolutionary War period through use into the Civil War era with specialty references documenting existence of such hand vises as this on through each time frame. Examples such as this one are most accurately referred to simply as an artisan hand vice of the 18th through mid-19th century. Easily distinguishable from the post mid-19th century examples by virtue of design and construction, this little artisan hand vice remains in all original, functional condition and will lay in well with any number of specialty period artisan groupings. A nice period item without spending a lot of money.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5686: Civil War vintage Flagstaff Finial
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5686

Civil War vintage Flagstaff Finial

This spear point style flag staff finial measures 11 ½ inches in total length and is made of stout cast brass in classic Civil War fashion. (see: Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields & Campsites of the Civil War by Phillips) Emanating from a defunct Maine G. A. R. post, Civil War relic collection, this eye appealing finial remains in excellent as found condition retaining a good amount of original guiding while offering good evidence of age and period use to include an attractive natural age patina and a bit of a bend at the tip of the spear head. As was relatively common to period design these finials breaks down in two and sometimes three sections depending on design. This example is of the three component type, flag staff ferrule, ball and spear point. 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 5994: Civil War era antique 7 string – FRETLESS BANJO
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5994

Civil War era antique 7 string – FRETLESS BANJO

This outstanding unsigned 19th century seven string fretless banjo has been strung with modern nylon strings with a natural skin head and is ready to tune and play or will make a wonderful display item in any Civil War / early minstrel musical grouping. Featuring a 11 ½ inch diameter rim with lots of nicely aged original finish, this period clawhammer banjo sports a well-shaped walnut fretless neck with its original friction tuning pegs and tailpiece. The body offers 12 stout, all original brass brackets and tension hoop. With its early development largely in the American South, the California Gold Rush moved the early fretless banjo West as it could be heard aboard ship bound for the Horn and up the Pacific coast where it became the most prolific musical instrument of the Western gold fields. The instruments flow into the Civil War military camp was a natural one, Union and Confederate. The most widely known application was by a fellow named Sam Sweeny whose only job during the war was to play the banjo for Confederate General J. E. B. Stuart his officers and guests. As a boy his younger brother, Joel Walker Sweeney of Appomattox Court House, learned to play the four string banjo from his father’s black workers and was later credited with the development of the standard five string banjo as he traveled through central Virginia in the antebellum period. When Joel Sweeny died in 1860, brother Sam stepped in and with the outbreak of war became famous for playing his banjo for Gen. Stuart and his Army of Northern Virginia headquarters staff. Difficult to find today even in relic condition as most saw lots of hard service in the period, a nice original playable example of a period fretless banjo in the scarce 7 string variation is a treasure.
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5989

vintage hand cut bone DOUBLE FIVE / CHEATERS DICE

Housed in a period turned oak dice cup, this pair of vintage hand cut bone gaming dice hold a secret advantage to the wily user as upon a close look each gaming piece offers two sided featuring 5 dots with the all important extra 5 panel set in place of the correct panel of six. A neat original gaming item for the old West gambling collector or enthusiast of the Civil War military camp sharpie. 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 5997: Jan. 1843 through July 1850 bound -  MOTHER’S ASSISTANT & YOUNG LADY’S FRIEND
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Jan. 1843 through July 1850 bound - MOTHER’S ASSISTANT & YOUNG LADY’S FRIEND

All in the original board with leather spine binding, this volume is a collection of Mother’s Assistant & Young Lady’s Friend published in Boston by William C. Brown. With good evidence of age and period handling yet remaining in pleasing condition over all, tight at the spine with no torn, missing or loose pages, this bound collection of issues spans from January 1843 through July 1850. A nice collection of entertaining sonnets, poetry, illustrations, good advice and guidance for the Victorian young lady and mother. . 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 5849: earlier to mid 1800s Whale Oil LANTERN
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5849

earlier to mid 1800s Whale Oil LANTERN

Our illustrations will provide the best description of this wonderful old lantern except to say that it is entirely original and complete even to its classic double wicked whale oil burner. (The two wick design is credited to Benjamin Franklin who discovered that the burning characteristics of two wicks placed closely adjacent will produce more than double the light.) The body of the three sided lantern measure approximately 7 ¼ X 8 ¾ inches on a side and the lantern stands about 17 inches including the bail handle. The hinged door retains its original brass reflector. All original and period with good evidence of age and period use yet remaining in pleasing 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 5954: c.1840s - PATRIOTIC MILITIA figure -  WHISKEY FLASK
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5954

c.1840s - PATRIOTIC MILITIA figure - WHISKEY FLASK

This attractive light aqua hand blown whiskey bottle stands approximately 9 1/4 inches and sports the patriotic figure of a Mexican War era militiaman on its face. The calabash style flask sports a classic iron pontil and is topped by an applied mouth. The calabash shaped whiskey flask saw considerable popularity in the 1840s through the Civil War era with most surviving examples emanating from the later period. This early example with the Mexican War period military figure is offered as acquired with a painted collection inventory number on the base which could be easily removed. All original and period with no chips, cracks or condition issues this colorful patriotic flask will set well in any period 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! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5951: Civil War / Indian Wars -  Pat. 1861 CURRY COMB
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5951

Civil War / Indian Wars - Pat. 1861 CURRY COMB

An outstanding example of the 19th century curry comb so well documented by Civil War site diggers who’s study and excavation efforts have served the collector community so well. Picked out of an accumulation of antique harness, grooming and other period horse barn gear, we have left this Wheeler Pat. 1861 curry comb as found and as is reflecting its excellent natural age condition. Most frequently associated with Cavalry by Civil War enthusiasts this Wheeler’s Patent equine tool with the main comb feature as a variation of the more common version will be of special interest . 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 5907: Earlier through mid 1800s - CASED MEDICAL FLEAM
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5907

Earlier through mid 1800s - CASED MEDICAL FLEAM

With the exception of some age staining on its EVANS marked single blade, this tortoise shell mounted, folding medical fleam remains in excellent condition and remains in its original pressed paper mache case. A nice addition to any Mexican War / Civil War era medical 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! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5956: Civil War vintage Condensed Milk Tin -  LIGHTING DEVICE
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5956

Civil War vintage Condensed Milk Tin - LIGHTING DEVICE

A candle holder as is with potential use as a finger lamp with the addition of a burner, this Civil War vintage make-do will occupy a special place in someone’s lighting device or personal item collection. Fashioned from a now rarely seen period condensed milk tin that, while showing good age and period originality, remains in excellent condition with all the telltale construction features that knowledgeable antique tin collectors like to see. Flat, lap seamed top and bottom with that telltale lead spot seal and lead soldered, side, lap seal, all offer good evidence of period construction of the Borden, Eagle Brand tin. A true example of the ingenuity of some skilled mid 1800s tin-knocker, the light gauge of the tinned sheet iron used to fashion the neck and finger loop modification tells us that the material used was likely cut from another milk can.
As a bit of history regarding the significance of Borden’s then ground breaking process of preserving milk: Gail Borden introduced Eagle Brand in 1856 to fight food poisoning and other illnesses related to lack of refrigeration and preservation techniques. Borden’s method of producing vacuum packed (thus the lead solder spot seal applied to the heated tin of condensed milk) cows milk quickly became popular as it offered a wide range of nutritional uses while being easily transported and stored without spoilage. The Civil War brought about Union Army contracts that made Borden’s condensed milk a nationally recognized commodity. With the vast majority having been used up and cast aside existing examples are a rare relic of 1850s / 1860s daily life.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5990: c.1864 - Alexandria Virginia Mayor - Signed check to Fire Dept. Chief Engineer
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c.1864 - Alexandria Virginia Mayor - Signed check to Fire Dept. Chief Engineer

Worthy of a home in someone’s fire collectables, Civil War Alexandria or just neat stuff collection is this December 7, 1864 check issued and signed by war time Mayor Charles A. Ware of Alexandria, Virginia to Richard F. Tatsapaugh who was Alexandria’s Fire Department Chief Engineer. The check is issued for $18.00 for repair of fire apparatus and is signed by Mayor Ware with the Fire Chief’s endorsement on the back. Interestingly enough the check bears a Federal Revenue stamp complete with its Dec. 7 / 64 penned cancellation. We have left the check as we acquired it, tipped at the top corners to art board. An interesting war time South 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!

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5971: Original !   Gen. GRANT Civil War era BOARD GAME
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Original ! Gen. GRANT Civil War era BOARD GAME

An attractive General Grant board game turned from American walnut with a full complement of 32 period handcrafted clay marble game pieces. This example measures approximately 8 7/8 inches in diameter and remains in pleasing condition yet with good evidence of period use. A similar to the old Fox & Geese peg board solitaire game that was so popular in the period of the American Revolution, this game was played utilizing marbles rather than pegs as with its earlier cousin but with the same principal of jumping one game piece with another. A successful player would finish the game with only one game piece left on the board. A popular solitaire game of strategy among the military, the Civil War era marble variation became commonly known as the General Grant Game as it was a favorite diversion of the hard drinking cigar smoking Civil War Union Commander. This outstanding example is in pleasing condition with a full complement of period clay marbles. 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 5950: WILDERNESS - Civil War BATTLEFIELD PICKUP Cartridge Box Plate
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5950

WILDERNESS - Civil War BATTLEFIELD PICKUP Cartridge Box Plate

This US oval cartridge box plate is in as found condition with a deep, rich age patina with a period milk paint identification WILDERNESS crudely printed across the face edge. A look at the reverse reveals the remains original lead filling the majority melted away. A prophetic testament to the horrors of the fires that erupted in the dry and tangled foliage of the Wilderness battlefield leaving wounded on the field, exposed to potentially inescapable flames. An early recovery relic ‘eyeballed’ long before the advent and advantages of modern relic hunting equipment, we acquired this piece several years ago when we were fortunate enough to purchase several groupings from the personal collection of our longtime friend, Dr. Francis Lord. A pioneer Civil War collector from a day when nearly no one else paid much attention to the details of many now valued Civil War collectable categories, Francis authored the widely known, multi volume, pioneer reference, Lord’s CIVIL WAR COLLECTORS ENCYCLOPEDIA. While a lot of detailed knowledge has been gained as the interest and value of Civil War collectibles increased so dramatically over the years, Dr. Lord’s first and second volumes in particular and his Civil War Sutlers & Their Wares continue to offer valuable and reliable reference to Civil War collectors. (Use Lord in our search feature to find other Lord collection items.) Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
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