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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3648: 1862 dated Coal Traders Association CANDLE STICKS

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1862 dated Coal Traders Association CANDLE STICKS This wonderful pair of inscribed bronze candlesticks stand 14 inches high and remain in excellent original condition with a soft age patina. Each 5 3/8 inch square base is boldly script engraved The Independent Coal Traders Friendly Society / ESTbd. - 31st - JANy. – 1862 . A neat pair for the Civil War era lighting collector, early trade association enthusiast or just to sit out as a nice decorative set. (Some would sell one to recover most of their cost and keep the other but the thought of that would keep us up nights.) Buy with confidence! All direct sales are backed by no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased ! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item is being returned per these previsions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.


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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3925: Civil War vintage  embellished portrait – BOOTH / THE ASSASSIN

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Civil War vintage embellished portrait – BOOTH / THE ASSASSIN Published by L. Prang & Co. Boston in response to wide early post Lincoln assassination public interest, this John Wilkes Booth portrait engraving has been slightly trimmed at the top for insertion into a period CDV album and bares the bold title J. WILKES BOOTH THE ASSASSIN. Additional character has been offered with the period addition of charcoal sketched horns, forked tail and fork of the devil. This neat example of period folk art leaves little to the imagination with regard to public contempt for the actor. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !
Manufacturer: Prang & Co. Boston  

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5489: early 19th century martial POWDER HORN

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early 19th century martial POWDER HORN An outstanding companion piece for display with a late 1700s early 1800s military musket, this brass mounted horn measures approximately 13 ½ inches in length from its 2 5/8 diameter base to the charger tip. Clearly made for heavy use, the heavy brass charger offers a removable measure affording the appropriate charge for the period 69 caliber smoothbore musket. With eye appealing deep patina on the uncleaned brass furniture and attractive natural coloration of the horn body, our illustrations will speak best for this rare old horn. A scarce opportunity for the marshal collector, this is the first Riling #1172 we have seen on the market for a good many years. (see: Ray Riling's The Powder Flask Book plate #1172) 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 5986: 18K Gold memorial ring - IN MEMORY   Elizabeth Baker obit. 2 Dec. 1864 A 63

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18K Gold memorial ring - IN MEMORY Elizabeth Baker obit. 2 Dec. 1864 A 63 Our illustrations will likely do best to describe this beautiful Civil War vintage mourning / memorial ring except to advise that it is entirely original with a bold old English IN MEMORY over black enamel on the outer band with a hand engraved Elizabeth Baker obit. 2 Dec. 1864 a. 63 inscription on the inner surface along with deep artisan markings. The ring is a rather massive size 14 ½ and remains in excellent condition yet with good evidence of period wear. 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 5840: early Pennsylvania Long Rifle - Samuel Morrison – ‘mule ear’ PERCUSSION LOCK

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early Pennsylvania Long Rifle - Samuel Morrison – ‘mule ear’ PERCUSSION LOCK Totally un-marked as to maker yet clearly the distinct work and unique design of Milton, Pennsylvania gunsmith, Samuel Morrison Sr. (1826 – 1844) The forged lockplate, (measuring approximately 5 inches long X 1 inch wide) forged hammer and side-hammer design with unusual external mainspring, sear spring and sear, will satisfy the knowledgeable Upper Susquehanna long rifle collector of the lock’s origin. Best described by our photo illustrations, the lock remains complete and would likely be functional with application of a little gun oil. We leave that decision to the new owner preferring to offer the piece here pure and as found with an untouched rich age patina. A desirable example of the work of Samuel Morrison, by itself, hopefully someone will have one of these rare long rifles in need of an original lock. 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 5729: 19th century aqua PICKLE BOTTLE

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19th century aqua PICKLE BOTTLE This nice original old 1800s pickle bottle stands approximately 11 inches. Absolutely no condition issues, with lots of character and nice color. An attractive decorator 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 790: Civil War era CONFEDERATE WAIST BELT

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Civil War era CONFEDERATE WAIST BELT A circa 1845-1850’s US militia tongue and wreath waist belt plate has been altered by removing the US on the tongue and applying a letter S in lead. Thus altered the plate is fitted to a belt fashioned from short strips of unfinished leather hand stitched together to provide the necessary length.. This offering is 100% original to the period and a wonderful example of the South’s make do effort and style of pressing pre Civil War military goods into service and utilizing what was on hand to outfit and arm its’ early war troops. The characteristics displayed in this piece have become a signature of the Confederacy to knowledgeable collectors. This piece is in exceptional condition with soft, supple leather and a fine, as issued, interlocking plate. As found and untouched after years of attic storage this exceptional waist belt is offered for the benefit of that knowledgeable 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 3903: outstanding -  MASONIC STRAIGHT RAZOR

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3903

outstanding - MASONIC STRAIGHT RAZOR We’ll let our photographs do most of the talking for this attractive early etched blade razor except to advise that it remains in as nice original condition as you see here with only the most minor evidence of period use. The tortoise shell grip has two minor worm marks as testimony to age and originality but remains secure at the pins with no cracks. This quality, early 1800s through Civil War era, razor is maker marked JOSEPH ELLIOTT / BEST SILVER STEEL. A quality decorated razor difficult to find in any condition, this one sparkles! Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best.

 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6008: Civil War vintage - South Carolina Palmetto – TIN HIP FLASK

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Civil War vintage - South Carolina Palmetto – TIN HIP FLASK Another find among our fifty year accumulation of scouring the countryside for neat old stuff, the oval body of this hand crafted tinned sheet iron hip flask measures approximately 4 7/8 (not counting the spout) X 3 inches wide X 1 ¼ thick. Best described by our photo illustrations, a close look at the face of this obviously period used personal utility, reveals a light but clearly discernable scratch engraved palmetto tree with the letters S C. This relic of the past shows good evidence of age and originality with period use, yet remains solid with no splits at the soldered seams, rust or holes. Tough to find such these days, this will be an especially pleasing personal item for the Civil War collector and will be of special interest to the Confederate 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 6009: Civil War vintage handcrafted Cherry Wood - CRUTCHES

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Civil War vintage handcrafted Cherry Wood - CRUTCHES Measuring approximately 50 inches in total length, this pair of make do with what is available, handcrafted crutches will stir the imagination as one ponders the circumstances of their creation. Crafted from natural cherry wood staffs, each split with a hand saw to within approximately a foot from the end and left rough with the bark on, the sections of green and still supple wood each was reinforced at the end of the cut with strips of available sheet tin wrapped around the circumference. The strips were spread with a board cut in the shape of a wedge and secured in place above the tin reinforcements. About half way up a short section of the sapling is secured in place as a hand grip utilizing square iron nuts, classic of the period. Finally a full round section of the cherry sapling is secured across the top end of the spread wood sections. With a bit of common skill, ingenuity, and some work, a matched pair of crutches was created from what was available. Remaining in excellent condition yet with evidence of period wear. An eye catching companion item in any number of Civil War venues. 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 5977: original Civil War vintage pair - BROGAN SALES SAMPLE

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original Civil War vintage pair - BROGAN SALES SAMPLE Measuring just under 6 inches, heel to toe, this pair should not be confused with child’s shoes as they demonstrate the qualities of stout work shoes or brogans by style, weight of construction and their Pat.1853 scuff plates, as are unearthed by Civil War site digger/ historians. In a period when private purchase foot wear was most commonly made by order by local cobblers who were not eager to expend labor and materials on inventory, such sales samples as are offered here were a common choice for the selection by in the shop buyers and were distributed to country stores, traveling sales persons and yes even sutlers who would measure the troop who would undoubtedly cherish a pair of private purchase shoes over the notoriously ill-fitting issue brogans and pass his order back to the cobbler for construction. This sales sample pair likely started out as black however have turned a very dark brown with age. They are without piercing for laces as would have been required of shoes for wear and even retain the cobblers heel string, one to the other, to keep the pair together. These features offer further assurance that the pair came directly from the cobbler shop as sales samples. Entirely original and remaining in excellent condition yet, with good evidence of age, this eye appealing pair will go well in any quality Civil War era 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 5998: exceptional!  pattern of 1839 U. S. BELT PLATE

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exceptional! pattern of 1839 U. S. BELT PLATE While our photo illustrations will do best in assessing condition, suffice it to say this regulation of 1839 US oval waist belt plate remains in exceptional, unissued condition, while offering good evidence of age and originality. The die struck sheet brass face has never been polished or cleaned and retains its sharp edges with no dents, scratches or dings and offers a soft untouched natural age patina. The solder filled back is in compatible condition with an even natural age patina and sports the regulation die struck single arrow clasp and hook. With federal and state use from inception through the advent of the more familiar and much larger two arrow US plate of the same basic design, most of these small sized plates were manufactured in the 1840’s and 1850’s. With a rich history, this small US oval plate is most quickly associated with the Mexican War and frontier West yet a good many found their way into the Civil War by virtue of early war state issue from existing state arsenal stores. (see: AMERICAN MILITARY BELT PLATES by O’Donnell & Campbell) 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 5886: early 1800s handcrafted GRAFTING KNIFE

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early 1800s handcrafted GRAFTING KNIFE A remnant of a time when horticultural grafting was a necessary aspect on the farm as nearly all had at least a small grove of fruit trees for personal use, the grafting knife was a necessary piece of equipment to the practicing craftsman many of whom traveled from farm to orchard practicing their specialized art. As the practice of grafting was a major factor in sustaining productive apple, peach, pear and other fruit trees and as the success of getting grafts to take as they would say, could be an iffy effort taking some time before success could be determined, the grafter was a well-paid craftsman highly respected and much in demand in 18th and 19th century farm communities. This good old grafting knife was, as was the case with many grafters, hand made with an eye toward their personal preferences. This knife was hand forged from a period single-cutmill file, a favorite source that would take the keen edge necessary in accomplishing a successful graft. This knife measures 10 inches in total length with a 5 inch blade mounted through a brass ferrule to a stout turned ash-wood grip. Demonstrating desirable evidence of age, period use and originality, yet remaining untouched and in nice condition, this early grafting knife will go well in any number of period collecting categories. 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 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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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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