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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 63198: IMPORTANT grouping!   - Maj. Gen. James Ricketts - Wound Projectile, Flag Fragments & more!!

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63198

IMPORTANT grouping! - Maj. Gen. James Ricketts - Wound Projectile, Flag Fragments & more!! Recently re-discovered as we clean out the back corners of our 50 + year accumulation of treasures, is this historic Civil War grouping of mementoes was put together by Maj. Gen. James B. Rickets and caringly maintained by wife Fanny, a prominent Civil War figure in her own right for the personal care of her wounded husband while held at Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia.

THE GROUP CONSISTS OF

Bull Run FLAG FRAGMENT & Gen. Ricketts wound BUCK SHOT: With envelope bearing period ink notation on face, Battery Flag & Buck Shot Bull Run July 21,`861 Period note: Piece of Battery Flag carried at Bull Run July 21, 1861 and Buck Shot taken from Genl. Ricketts Shoulder in Lewis House on Bull Run battlefield July 23, 1861. The Buck Shot is approximately 50 cal. with an iron loop for suspension and is marked J B R (James Brewerton Ricketts).


Richmond FLAG FRAGMENT: In official business envelope with period ink Genal. Ricketts on the face and pencil notation, Piece of last flag that waived in Richmond before Lee’s ------?------. Hauled down & given me in person Aug.10


Confederate Bills: A group of 4 tattered and worn Confederate bills and a 25 cent Richmond Bank note. CS bills / 25 cent bill with RR illustration - 15 cent bill, Tennessee 10 cent bill. All from small period envelope ink inscribed Confederate Bills


Fanny & daughter CDV: Fanny with daughter Julia in her lap. Pencil notation on back, Fanny Ricketts & daughter Julia? who died young (10) (note: Though not part of Fanny’s collection we are including a nice period CDV of the General in this grouping.)


1866 Maj. Gen. Benjamin Brice Paymaster General note: Note card in envelope addressed to Gen. Ricketts1892 G Streetfrom the Paymaster General’s Office re: 50 cent ration. Signed B. W. Brice as Paymaster General


Pres. Johnson Impeachment Ticket : July 12, 1868 U. S, Senate admittance ticket. Period ink notation on back, Used for the Impeachment Trial of Presdt. Johnson by J. Ricketts


1874 Admiral David Dixon Porter POEM: penned by the Admiral to Fanny, a whimsical poem addressed to Mrs. R regarding payment of dues with check enclosed. Signed: Ad. Porter with Check enclosed, D. D. Porter signature notation and 4/13/1872.


1874 Gen. Thomas M. Vincent Note to Ricketts: A boldly penned note on the personal stationary of Thos. Vincent re: a document request is addressed Major General Jas. B. Ricketts U. S, Army and signed Thomas M. Vincent



The provenance of the above grouping as secured by General Rickets and Fanny, along with her treasured gift from Mary Lincoln of a lock of the martyred President Abraham Lincoln’s hair (now in our personal collection) will best be understood by a visit to our MaineLegacy.com site and clicking on the Abraham Lincoln link in the right margin. Here you will find a more complete account of the group’s history and how it came to Portland, Maine. Accounting of the Gen. Ricketts extensive military history to include his early Civil War service as Battery Commander, his wounding at 1st Bull Run and nursing provided to him by Fanny while her husband was imprisoned at Libby, will be more completely addressed by an internet search.


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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 631382: original 19th century hand cut -  SLATE PENCILS

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original 19th century hand cut - SLATE PENCILS We have a small number of original as new, from period stock, slate pencils and are offering them here individually price for the collector who would like an example to go with a period marking slate. Fashioned from slate mined here in Maine, these pencils are the product of period manufacturing practices in which freshly mined slate slabs were cut into ¼ inch square rods, turned round, cut into 6 inch lengths and hand sharpened. (Not sharpened to a point but left blunt, simply hand cut to a slight taper at one end as one would use the pencil on a slate.) Each pencil is a bit unique with slight variances as evidence of early manufacture. Not a big deal but a common utility in the days of hand carried marking slates and seldom seen in unused condition. A neat period item for the Civil War era personal item collector or writing implement enthusiast without spending a lot of money.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 63150: mid-19th century Sail Maker’s Ditty Bag with ORIGINAL CONTENT

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63150

mid-19th century Sail Maker’s Ditty Bag with ORIGINAL CONTENT A wonderful remnant of the heyday of sale, one has to be impressed with just how this mid 1800s sailmaker’s artifact survives intact with a full complement of craft essential components such as binding and stitching lace of varying material and gauge , hemp and cotton cord, a small paper bound skein of raw cotton yarn, and an interesting mix of odd job remnants such as leather drum tugs, period recovered grommets for re-use, bees wax for treating lacing and thread, even a leather cap visor ready for application. Tools of the craft of sail making and repair, include a small measuring scale, a lignum vitae seam rubber, a heavy hand stitched roping palm, two stitching palms, a heavy 6 inch needle and a splicing and seam knife maker marked IBBOTSON GLOBE WORKS. (closed in 1845) All best described by our photo illustrations it is important to note that the bag and content are period original one to another and as found after decades of Maine sea coast, attic storage. A remarkable remnant of the mid-19th century artificer.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6343: Civil War socket bayonet – Entrenching Tool

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6343

Civil War socket bayonet – Entrenching Tool Acquired from an old collection some years back, this Civil War rifle bayonet conversion to entrenching tool is most pleasing to the eye as it offers a rich deep chocolate patina and will be of special interest to the collector / historian as its origin remains preserved by the following collection tag: Dug up on Bolivar Hgts. in the Union trenches before ‘Stonewall’ Jackson’s position during the fall of Harper’s Ferry, Va. Though documented well enough through Civil War battlefield entrenchment site recoveries, (see: Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields and Campsites of The Civil War by Stanley S. Phillips) to have been established as a relatively common make do conversion, opportunities to acquire an authentic example have become quite scarce on today’s collector market. 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 63165: 1800s vintage  tin ‘Tea Pot’ -  Cap Lamp

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63165

1800s vintage tin ‘Tea Pot’ - Cap Lamp Illustrated here with a US quarter for size comparison, this 19th century cap or hat oil lamp is of the type most frequently referred to by lighting collectors as a teapot lamp and is constructed of lead soldered, tinned sheet iron, and is designed specifically for use on a cap. Most commonly associated with mining, these little lamps saw use in celebratory patriotic parades and political demonstrations of the era.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 631532: outstanding! 19thcentury – Grooming kit / TRAVELERS COMPANION

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631532

outstanding! 19thcentury – Grooming kit / TRAVELERS COMPANION Complete and in untouched, unused condition, while offering good evidence of age and originality, this little leather roll-up offers a place for Railroad Tickets, compartments for calling cards, &c, notebook with attached pencil, (both unused), a separate clasped compartment and a section containing original content of a moustache comb natural horn, nail file, scissors and a natural tortoise mounted quill or pen knife. An especially nice little 19th century personal item from our 50 + year accumulation of period treasures.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6252: Civil War era – cased Telescoping PEWTER CUP

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6252

Civil War era – cased Telescoping PEWTER CUP A nice Civil War vintage telescoping pewter cup, all original and in pleasing, untouched condition with nice age patina. Though the soft pewter of these handy travel cups was somewhat fragile, they were commonly found item in the soldier’s collection of personal items. Period examples remaining in nice condition and retaining the period japanned finish carrying case are popular with collectors and are now seldom found. We have left this pleasing example as found and uncleaned just as it came from decades of attic storage. 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 63180: original!  Pat. 1877 Wilkinson's Correct Charger  - BLACK POWDER FUNNEL

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63180

original! Pat. 1877 Wilkinson's Correct Charger - BLACK POWDER FUNNEL Best described here by our illustrations, this rarely found black powder cartridge charging funnel retains a good portion of its original label proclaiming to be WILKINSON’S CORRECT CHARGER for filling cartridges – Pat July 24, 1877. Nearly always among the missing if you are fortunate enough to find an original CORRECT charger, this all important companion piece is even less likely an acquisition. We have surmised that the frequency of separation of the funnel from the charger was likely due to independent use. Is it a total coincidence that the mouth of the funnel is just the appropriate size for powder dipper charging of the period .52 caliber Buffalo rifle cartridge, or was the precise size intended as a handy option? This example offers all the earmarks of period material and construction with a lap seamed, led soldered, tinned sheet iron body and copper .52 caliber spout. A rarely surviving remnant of the big bore buffalo hunting days, this offering will be of special interest to the antique cartridge and reloading enthusiast.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 63195: 19th century Polished Cotton -  PATRIOTIC CAP

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63195

19th century Polished Cotton - PATRIOTIC CAP This colorful old Red, White & Blue patriotic cap is fashioned from the classic 19th century polished cotton that will be appreciated by Civil War era collectors and while offering good evidence of age and period originality, remains in pleasing condition. With potential application to patriotic, political, military or even as a winter camp smoking cap sent from home, this simply made cap will make a showy addition to any period grouping.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 631672: 1840 Smith’s Class Book of Anatomy Signed by the author

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631672

1840 Smith’s Class Book of Anatomy Signed by the author Remaining in pleasing original condition this 1840 edition of Jerome V. C. Smith’s THE CLASS-BOOK OF ANATOMY is inscribed by the author and presented to P. W. Chadler Esq.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 1779: 1872 REGULATION - U. S. CAVALRY INSIGNIA

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1872 REGULATION - U. S. CAVALRY INSIGNIA Original 1872 enlisted Cavalry hat device. Die struck with four soldered on attachment loops, this Indian War version of the Civil War vintage cavalry device is a bit smaller than it’s predecessor measuring approximately 2 ¾" across. Regulation wear was to be on the front of the forage cap rather than on the crown as was the case in the Civil War. We have acquired a very limited number of these from decades of storage and are offering them here at a reasonable price for the Indian Wars and Cavalry collector who would enjoy an original or the Civil War enthusiast who would like a representative piece for wear or display without laying out the more hefty sum of the earlier model. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!. If you are new to Gunsight Antiques and wish additional information or just to learn who we are, please check out our home page. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!

Manufacturer: American antique  

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5697: Victorian era antique -  BONE CHESS SET

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5697

Victorian era antique - BONE CHESS SET This attractive turned, hand cut bone chess set is complete and in exceptionally nice as newcondition yet with good evidence of age and originality. The set is housed in its original 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 X 2 3/8 inch dovetail box. A desirable offering to suit a wide variety of collector interest to include antique games and Civil War personal items. (see: Gettysburg Visitor’s Center Civil War Museum 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 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!!

Manufacturer: American antique  

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 63173: early hand painted LANTERN SLIDE

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63173

early hand painted LANTERN SLIDE Best described here by our illustrations, such wood mounted Magic Lantern slides saw considerable use through the mid 1860’s though the type actually predate the wet plate generated photo slides popular in the Civil War era. This one offers a colorfully hand colored and artist rendered Revolutionary War view of a of a young maiden assisting her Continental Army Officer
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 63159: Civil War vintage horse Grooming Brush

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63159

Civil War vintage horse Grooming Brush Best described here by our illustrations, this Civil War vintage grooming brush measures approximately 9 x 4 ½ inches and while remaining in excellent original condition, sports a classic mid-19th century tarred finish as testimony of its age and originality. Appropriate as a companion with any Civil War period grouping, this horse grooming brush will be of particular interest to the Civil War Cavalry or Mounted Artillery 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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