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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6248: Civil War vintage Bandsman / DRUM MAJOR - ¼ plate ‘Ruby Glass’ AMBROTYPE

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Civil War vintage Bandsman / DRUM MAJOR - ¼ plate ‘Ruby Glass’ AMBROTYPE Full length and well got up for his photo, this classic early Civil War drum major will best be described by our photo illustration. One of those pleasing ambrotypes with the extra depth and eye appeal offered by the early process ruby glass backing this images will show well in any Civil War grouping.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6293: rarely offered set of 5 - 18th Century Liverpool Transfer – CERAMIC BUTTONS

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rarely offered set of 5 - 18th Century Liverpool Transfer – CERAMIC BUTTONS These seldom found original 18th century Liverpool Transfer Ceramic Buttons remain in excellent original condition and will be best described by our photo illustrations. A special find when offered individually, a set of five of these desirable buttons presents a special opportunity. An especially nice grouping for the 1700s button and sewing item enthusiast, these buttons are photographed with a US quarter fore size comparison. 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 6288: antique brass coal oil - LANTERN

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antique brass coal oil - LANTERN This especially appealing old lantern will be best described here by our photo illustrations except to advise that it stands approximately 12 inches not counting the bail and the spun brass body measures about 4 inches in diameter. The lantern utilizes an unusual spring tension design that holds the chimney in place. All remains in excellent condition showing little period use while offering a pleasing patina as evidence of age and originality. 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 6289: Dr. Francis Lord collection – published - IDENTIFIED CIVIL WAR WATCH FOB

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Dr. Francis Lord collection – published - IDENTIFIED CIVIL WAR WATCH FOB Best described here by our photo illustrations, we purchased this attractive hand carved peach pit watch fob from the personal collection of Dr. Francis Lord. The piece is illustrated in his Lord’s Civil War Collector’s Encyclopedia Vol. V page 217 where the author identifies the fob simply as once the property of T. Williams, 1st Maine Infantry. Recently rediscovered as we peruse long set aside Maine related items we find that some in depth research will be necessary to nail down our T. Williams of the 1st Me. Inf.. as our initial check of Maine rosters did not produce a 1st Infantry T. Williams. As there were four Mainers by that name serving in 1st Maine designated units, (1st Me. SS, 1st Heavy & two in the 1st Me. Cav.) we assume the Infantry reference was in error in the book or more likely that one of the four served in the three month 1st Maine Infantry prior to enlisting in one of the above.
Veteran collectors and those familiar with the authoritative publications of the pioneer Civil War collector will appreciate the fact that this item emanated from the collection of Dr. Francis Lord several years ago when we were fortunate enough to purchase several groupings from the personal collection of our longtime friend. A Civil War collector from a day when nearly no one else paid much attention to the details of many now valued Civil War collectible 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 in Civil War collectibles increased so dramatically over the years, Dr. Lord’s encyclopedia volumes and his Civil War Sutlers & Their Wares continue to offer valuable and reliable reference to Civil War collectors.

 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6214: original 18th through mid-19th century TOOTH KEY

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original 18th through mid-19th century TOOTH KEY Best described here by our photo illustrations, this all original tooth key dental instrument shows good evidence of period use and age yet remains in pleasing condition ready for display. Used from the period or the American Revolution through the Civil War era, (see: National Museum of Civil War Medicine collection) this menacing looking instrument was sure to dispatch a troublesome molar when wheedled by barber, doctor, dentist. This example will fit well in any quality medical / dental 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 6256: scarce! Civil War - U. S. Signal Corps - TINTYPE

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scarce! Civil War - U. S. Signal Corps - TINTYPE Best described here by our photo illustrations, this outstanding CDV size tintype remains in fine condition with exceptionally crisp focus. The subject stands full length with clear U. S. Signal Corps insignia on cap and both sleeves. 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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Civil War vintage Travel - SHAVING MIRROR Just acquired from an old collection put together when such quality could be found, this classic style of the Civil War era, pine framed oval travel mirror measures approximately 6 ¾ X 4 7/16 inches wide and remains in excellent original and untouched condition with no cracks, stains or other condition issues. The original antique mercury backed mirror remains in place with no cracks or scratches and only some age blemishes to the mirror backing as occurred with this period process. Still retains its original brass loop for hanging. A desirable piece for the Civil War personal item collector. 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 60106: original Abraham Lincoln – April 19, 1865 FUNERAL PROGRAM

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original Abraham Lincoln – April 19, 1865 FUNERAL PROGRAM This original 8 X 5 inch Abraham Lincoln funeral Order of Exercises was printed for the Holyoke, Massachusetts service of April 19, 1865 and remains in excellent condition with no rips, tears or repairs and only the most minor soiling on the face page. All with good evidence of age and originality, this is a remnant of one of the many services held across the country in coordination with the national funeral in Washington. A desirable piece of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia. 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 60108: antique - bone & ebony Double 9 - 55 piece DOMINO SET

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antique - bone & ebony Double 9 - 55 piece DOMINO SET This scarce all original 19th century DOUBLE 9 bone and ebony domino set is complete with 55 dominos housed in their original 8 11/16 x 5 11/16 x 2 1/8 inch walnut case. Offering good evidence of age with period use and wear, the large 1 x 2 x ¼ inch game pieces sport an attractive natural patina with telltale 19th century construction in the form of play worn saw marks on the slabbed bone, slightly irregular brass spinners and virgin ebony backs. In the scarce 55 piece, Double 9 format as opposed to the more common 28 piece Double 6 domino set, this game will set well in any Civil War period 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 60111: rare! 19th Century Arnold & Sons / London -  SURGICAL INSTRUMENT

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rare! 19th Century Arnold & Sons / London - SURGICAL INSTRUMENT A bit of an enigma to us as we had not encountered such before we uncovered this ARNOLD & SONS London marked instrument in a small cash of Civil War and earlier medical / surgical instruments, our familiarity with the maker and Confederate use of their wares by way of blockade runner meant we’d have to take it home. While we have not been able to locate another for study and comparison we were successful in acquiring an image of the torturous looking thing from a period Arnold & Sons instrument catalogue. Aside from dimensions and construction information our photos will likely offer the best description. This and an appreciation of the 19th surgeon’s emphasis on speed when accomplishing field bite the bullet amputation, leaves little to the imagination. Surely faster than a surgical saw, one would think splintering would have been an issue and likely the reason the later would have been preferred to this instrument.
Measuring approximately 17 inches in total length this 7/8 inch thick instrument is fashioned from now darkly patinaed surgical steel blade component and mated receiver, each constructed with a stoutly tapered integral 12 inch arm. Each of the two pivoting steel components is sandwiched between slabbed rosewood held firm with heavy iron pins. All components remain solid and in pleasing condition with an eye appealing age and good evidence of period use.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6268: 19th century walking stick of Mjr. Genl. Robert B. Potter – 51st New York Infantry

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19th century walking stick of Mjr. Genl. Robert B. Potter – 51st New York Infantry This pleasing malacca wood cane with the gold monogramed R. B. P. band will best be described here by our photo illustrations except to advise that it was acquired from an established collection where it was attributed to late Major General Robert B. Potter. Potter enlisted on October 12, 1861 as a Major , Field & Staff 51st New York Infantry. He was quickly promoted to Lt. Colonel on November 1, 1861 and was awarded command as Colonel of the 51st N. Y. Infantry on September 20, 1862. Col. Potter was promoted to Brig. General on March 29, 1863 then Bvt. Major General, August 1. 1865 and Major General on September 29, 1865. He took part in Burnside's expedition to North Carolina, led the assault at Roanoke Island, was wounded at New Berne, and participated in the battles of Cedar Mountain, 2nd Bull Run, Chantilly, Antietam where he took part in the assault on the stone bridge and was wounded and Fredericksburg. Potter commanded a division at Vicksburg, the siege of Knoxville and commanded a division in the Wilderness campaign and was severely wounded during the final assault on Petersburg. ( see: The Battle of the Crater: A Complete History by John F. Schmutz) Affiliated with the Atlantic & Great Western Rail Road after the Civil War, Gen. Potter died in Newport R. I> in 1887 and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. 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 6276: Earlier through mid 1800s - CASED MEDICAL FLEAM

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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 60140: original! 1874 edition – The Art of Hunting, Trapping & Fishing

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original! 1874 edition – The Art of Hunting, Trapping & Fishing Available in reprint for reading, nothing will set off a nice old primitive hunting, fishing and gunning display like a well-used and rarely surviving original printing of the anonymously authored classic The Art of Hunting, Trapping & Fishing. In addition to information on these subjects the title page boasts material on the art of training dogs – using the gun and rifle – the best known methods of preserving, tanning and dying all kinds of skins and furs. This rarely surviving period example offers the remains of the attractive green paper on board cover and retains the original paper label of the Union Publishing Co. of Newark, New Jersey. Offering eye appealing field ware with original boards and a period make do jute cord binding this attractive old outdoorsman guide remains tight and complete in 68 pages with no loose, torn or otherwise damaged pages, the 14 wood cut illustrations will offer pleasant entertainment and reference. 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 60165: rarely surviving! Civil War vintage Mercury backed pocket- ADVERTISING MIRROR

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rarely surviving! Civil War vintage Mercury backed pocket- ADVERTISING MIRROR Showing good evidence of age and originality to include that telltale crazing that comes with time to the old mercury backed mirrors, and remnants of the period advertiser label, this little 3 7/8 X 2 3/8 traveling or pocket mirror will be a find for the Civil War personal item enthusiast. Seldom surviving out of their period, such mercury backed mirrors were likely an advertising giveaway by Joseph Ward & Co - Manufacturers of - LOOKING GLASSES – 94 Hanover Street – Boston Mass. (see: Civil War date Boston Directory). Free or at the least very inexpensive, these fragile little mirrors would have made popular stuffers for the ladies putting together small travel packs of light weight, practically orientated gifts for departing soldiers. 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 6244: Civil War Reconstruction era beaver – Pollard & Leighton -  Military Shako

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Civil War Reconstruction era beaver – Pollard & Leighton - Military Shako We’ll depend on our photo illustration to provide the physical description of this attractive Reconstruction era except to advise that it is in excellent condition as you can see with a beaver body and exceptionally nice leather to include its original chin strap with Civil War vintage Eagle I buttons. The shako retains its early style 2 inch wide split leather sweat band with the maker label of Pollard & Leighton MILITARY GOODS 104 Tremont St., Boston. (Pollard & Leighton Co. formed sometime after 1863 and dissolved in 1872.) 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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