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Now fully operational from the beautiful Pacific North West, we encourage all to keep a close eye as we unpack posted offerings and continue what will be an ongoing effort of unpacking the collection while taking stock with an eye toward thinning out our accumulation of treasures. After years of seeking out and acquiring all manner of quality antique Americana from simple but seldom surviving items of special interest to historically important treasures, Janet and I look forward to offering the fruits of our years of seeking out such to new and appreciative homes.


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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 63348: exceptional !   Pennsylvania issue -  Civil War Military Blanket

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exceptional ! Pennsylvania issue - Civil War Military Blanket Best described here by our photo illustrations, this US PENNA marked Civil War blanket measures 63 X 82 inches and remains in excellent entirely original condition with all the period military issue features knowledgeable collector / historians look for. Quickly period identifiable, this single panel (no center seam) Kersey weave wool blanket is appropriately hand bound at the fore and aft edges with hand stitched US nomenclature and the Civil War era classic five letter PENNA abbreviation for the state of Pennsylvania. We’d consider this blanket a rarity of the rare among authentic Civil War military blankets as we have not encountered another so marked example in our fifty plus years of seeking out such things. Certainly worthy of some additional research as to the likelihood of specific regiment issue, the blanket retains the remains of an unfortunately long since removed stitched on identification. 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 6393-2: 19th century amber Chloroform Dripper

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19th century amber Chloroform Dripper A medical / surgical relic from a time when chloroform was administered by hand utilizing a specially designed dripper bottle and a cloth over the nose and mouth. (In a search of our personal collection / museum site at MaineLegacy.com you will find an account of how Gettysburg Artillerist, Col. Freeman McGilvery was killed by an overdose of chloroform during simple surgery for a wound of the thumb.) This little dripper stands approximately 4 ¼ inches including the stopper. Remaining in pleasing condition with no chips or cracks, this seldom seen dripper will make a nice addition to any quality medical / surgical grouping.

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 63305: U. S. marked MILITARY STIRRUP

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U. S. marked MILITARY STIRRUP This single stirrup remains in original as found condition and is marked B. M. Co. U. S. Not a big deal but worthy of an appreciative home. 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 63308: Civil War era Hannibal Missouri – APOTHECARY BOTTLE

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Civil War era Hannibal Missouri – APOTHECARY BOTTLE This attractive little Civil War vintage amber apothecary bottle stands approximately 3 ½ inches and remains in fine condition with its original seal and bears the spirits of camphor label of the early Hannibal Missouri BROWN’S DRUG STORE. (see: Missouri Historical Society collection : 1858-1860 prescription book) A common cure of the period Camphor Spirit was used topically, orally and even vaporized to treat a variety of common physical maladies. (Note: J.B. Brown operated one of Hannibal’s earliest drug stores originally purchased with money brought back from his participation in the California Gold Rush.) 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 63311: especially nice! Civil War era CUP

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especially nice! Civil War era CUP A bit of a variation in design, this nice Civil War vintage tinned sheet iron mess cup stands 4 11/16 X 4 ½ inches in diameter and will appeal to the deep-dish period tin enthusiast as it features a non-typical recessed base. Clearly not of the usual design that is seen in later construction, but the skilled application of an earlier design, this period variant is entirely hand crafted with led soldered seems and will add a rare period variation of the more common Civil War era soldier’s mess cup. 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 2911: Bvt. Gen. H. Rogers’ Civil War date - PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN History

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Bvt. Gen. H. Rogers’ Civil War date - PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN History This 1864 publication of ’The Peninsular Campaign it’s Antecedents as developed by the REPORTS OF MAJ. GEN Geo. B. McCLELLAN’ bears the period ink inscription ’H. A. Rogers to Horatio Rogers’. Civil War historians and in particular Rhode Island enthusiasts, will recognize the recipient of the period soft bound publication Horatio Rogers Major 3rd Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, Colonel 11th R.I. Infantry, Colonel 2nd R. I. Infantry and Brig. General by Brevet on 3/13/1865. (see: Register of Rhode Island Volunteers 1861-1865 also Roger Hunt’s Bvt. Brig. Generals in Blue) A rare Civil War publication and interesting contemporary history in and of itself this example sports the additional desirability of being inscribed to Gen. Hoatio Rogers (Jr.) by his father. The book remains in pleasing condition with good evidence of period use and handling but remaining in solid, well preserved 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 6264: mid-19th century baleen STRAIGHT RAZOR  & MACRAME CASE

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mid-19th century baleen STRAIGHT RAZOR & MACRAME CASE Not for the razor enthusiast seeking fine condition examples of the category, but a desirable period used and carried personal item of the time for the historian / collector who covets the eye appeal and character of the everyday item so frequently used up and cast away in the period. This well used straight razor offers a pleasing condition whale baleen grip while the tang of the razor bares the barely legible marking of the HOBSON, HOUGHTON & CO LTD Steel Works who commenced work in Sheffield in 1863. The period paper mache case offers the considerable attention of the original owner who covered the case in cotton cord macrame. A popular hand craft of the period, while macrame is most frequently attributed seafarers the skill was a pastime of many a coastal born Civil War volunteer. With considerable evidence of period ware and carrying, this example remains in solid 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 63340: Civil War era  Pat. 1857 screw cap - DRUM CANTEEN

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Civil War era Pat. 1857 screw cap - DRUM CANTEEN The canteen was likely the most varied personal utility of the common Civil War troop with the exception of headgear style and this offering is a prime example of one of the more rarely encountered canteen variations. Frequently overlooked by collectors as post-Civil War in that it features the then relatively new application of a screw on cap. (see: Sylvia & O’Donnell Civil War Canteens 2nd Vol. p. 72)
Featuring an unmarked early production Pat. Oct. 27,1857 tin screw cap and measuring 4 ½ inches in diameter X 2 ½ inches thick, this little private purchase canteen offers all the construction features of the period and is remarkably similar, to include the screw cap, to an identified Confederate example that we passed along some time back. (see illustration)
Note: Of interest to the general ’antiquer’ will be that the Oct. 27, 1857 cap was issued to the Consolidated Fruit Jar Co. with the patented screw on design ultimately utilized on the Pat. 1858 Mason Fruit Jar. Consolidated utilized their patent in the manufacture of tinned sheet iron screw on caps marketing them to tinsmiths who used the caps in the making of all manner of tinned sheet iron liquid containers. Dating of their caps is aided by their markings with early examples being unmarked or marked with the 1857 patent date as pictured in our reference and later examples being marked with the 1857 date and the 1878 extension.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 63343: Civil War vintage Pennsylvania - Highlander Militiaman

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Civil War vintage Pennsylvania - Highlander Militiaman Backmarked by Civil War photographer D. K. Brownell of Scranton, Pennsylvania, this well got up, armed, Highlander offers a fine representation of the presents of Scottish militia as the Union Army possessed several predominantly Scottish regiments between 1861 and 1865. Mostly based on pre-war militia units as approximately 600,000 Scots migrated to the United States between 1851 and 1861, many continued to represent their ethnic heritage and rich military tradition wearing full Highland uniforms.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 63307: antique bronze – Bull NOSE RING

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antique bronze – Bull NOSE RING For the collector who ’thinks’ they have everything, this antique ring has an outside diameter of 3 3/8 inches and was fashioned in two pieces fitting together and held by counter sunk screws to form a stout bronze ring. When clipped to a strong wood shaft a nose ring became a mainstay of handler protection and control a rambunctious bull. This antique example remains untouched and in good honest condition with that natural age patina that comes to bronze with the decades. Will make a truly eclectic conversation 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 63331: original Civil War era - BUCKSKIN GAUNTLETS

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original Civil War era - BUCKSKIN GAUNTLETS Another offering from our cleanout of decades of seeking out, selling and setting aside, we acquired this attractive pair of buckskin gauntlets years ago when we were fortunate enough to buy the attic content of an early Portland Maine Masonic Lodge. As was typical of Civil War reconstruction period lodge hall storage, there was a plethora of military surplus equipage representing post war Bannerman, Schuyler, Hartley, & Graham and the like Civil War surplus acquisition and resale. Remaining in excellent condition while offering good evidence of age and originality, this attractive pair of gauntlets will make will display well as a complement to any Civil War grouping and will hold special interest for the commissioned officer or cavalry enthusiast. 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 63304: 1872 Pattern Cavalry SERGEANT CHEVRONS

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1872 Pattern Cavalry SERGEANT CHEVRONS A nice pair of period of the pattern of 1872 U. S. Cavalry Sgt. stripes. All original and in ‘minty’ condition after decades of storage, this pair should not be confused with the later issue and outright reproductions that are more frequently seen. With their sturdy yellow wool and higher quality chain stitch trim, these original issue cavalry 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 now difficult to find. 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 3611: Civil War era Patent Medicine LABEL

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Civil War era Patent Medicine LABEL This attractive patent medicine label measures approximately 3 ¾ X 2 7/8 inches, is entirely original and dates to the earlier through mid 19th century. I. Newton was in business in Norwich, Vermont. Beautiful color and a neat piece to go with a period bottle or simply to display as is.


 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4006: Dr. A. O. Hamilton  -  Whale Oil LANTERN

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Dr. A. O. Hamilton - Whale Oil LANTERN We will let our photos do the talking on this offering except to advise that it is entirely original and as nice as it looks with no cracks or condition issues. Dr. Albinus Otis Hamilton war born in Chatham, Mass. in 1833. He was a graduate of Harvard Medical School and had a practice in East Boston. He died in 1894. A beautiful 19th century lighting device, this classic oil lantern with its etched globe will be of special interest to antique medical collectors and will set in nicely with any quality 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 60126: rarely surviving! 18th early 19th century - Deer Hide FLINTLOCK BOOT

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rarely surviving! 18th early 19th century - Deer Hide FLINTLOCK BOOT Seldom seen today save in advanced collections (see: Newman & Kravic's COLLECTOR'S ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA of the AMERICAN REVOLUTION) the lowly flintlock boot was a true personal item individually crafted from hide to fit over the a flintlock action offering protection from rain and snow. This rare period example was made from untanned deer hide with a natural bug shellac coating inside and out so as to maintain rigidity and improve water resistance. This rare relic of the past remains in unbelievably nice original condition, the inside surface even retaining sporadic remnants of deer hair imbedded in the shellac waterproofing. The boot measures approximately 11 ¾ inches in length and retains its period jute cord. A true rarity! 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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