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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 176: CIVIL WAR era  PHRENOLOGY  HANDBILL
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CIVIL WAR era PHRENOLOGY HANDBILL

Attractive block printed posting on heavy orange stock. "INTERESTING TO ALL -- Prof. STUROC" will "TELL THE FUTURE OF ALL PERSONS EXAMINED" etc. Approximately 5" X 8", a colorful Civil War era example of phrenology. Original and surviving in fine condition. The piece is in that wonderful orange color of the period and remains on all original as new condition after decades of storage.
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264

CIVIL WAR VETERAN’S AUXILIARY MEDAL

A nice original SONS OF VETERANS Grand Army of the Republic Auxiliary medal. An attractive bronze medal, getting harder to find and offered here for the collector who will appreciate the opportunity to own a nice original memento without spending a weeks pay. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!. If you are new to our catalog and wish additional ordering information or just to learn who we are, please check out our home page. Thanks for visiting our catalog!!
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314

1949 & 1951 CIVIL WAR vet's UCV & GAR POSTAGE STAMPS

Two Civil War veteran's organization postage stamps. Each respective stamp, in fine uncirculated condition, was issued by the United States Postal Department in the year of the "Final National Encampment" of The United Confederate Veterans and the Grand Army of the Republic, 1949 and 1951. Priced here for the pair, a nice collectable that won't break the bank. A rarity in and of it's self! please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!. If you are new to our catalog and wish additional ordering information or just to learn who we are, please check out our home page. Thanks for visiting our catalog!!
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Civil War era Pat. of 1862 MESS SPOON

We have a small quantity of these Grosjean’s Patent of Jan. 28,1862 type, die struck, tinned iron mess spoons and are offering them here individually priced for those who would like one to place with their personal items without spending a weeks pay. All original and in nice condition after decades of storage each spoon demonstrates age and originality with an attractive patina and provides an excellent example of the Grosjean 1/28/62 patent design providing distinct ridges or “corrugating” (see illustration text) as extra support of one piece construction spoons or forks. Illustrated here with a U.S. quarter for size comparison, we also have a few larger tablespoon size spoons (see Cat.# 1186 ) in this pattern for a bit less money. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!. If you are new to our catalog and wish additional information or just to learn who we are, please check out our home page. Thanks for visiting our catalog!!
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439

early 19th Century through Civil War INSIGNIA

Six crispy as new gold bullion on wool felt Infantry devices still mounted on the original store card. The label of Noah Walker & Co, Citizens and Military Clothing Depot, Washington Building, Baltimore, (see: 1863 Baltimore Directory ). Authorized in 1832/34 as branch insignia for Infantry, this design saw considerable use both in the "Regular Army" and State troops through the Civil War. Earlier examples are most frequently observed as tailcoat insignia while Civil War era use examples are found in a variety of uses to include use as hat insignia. (see: page Fig. 29 of Albaugh "More Confederate Faces" ; page 211 of Bill Turner's "Even More Confederate Faces" and for more general information, Laframboise "History of Artillery, Cavalry & Infantry Branch Insignia" A wonderful store or sutler goods display for the serious American Military Insignia collector. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!. If you are new to our catalog and wish additional ordering information or just to learn who we are, please check out our home page. Thanks for visiting our catalog!!
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early to CIVIL WAR era TOLE DESK SET

An attractive 8 5/8" X 12 5/8" japanned tin tray fitted with a wonderful removable glass lined tin inkwell also japanned and measuring approximately 3" in diameter by 2 ¾" high. The writing tray is fitted with two domed top japanned tin containers one on either side of the inkwell. All tole work is period with lapped and soldered seams, a wonderful example of lost skills, and most impressive is the presents of virtually all of the original japanning finish with only the most minor chipping (easily touched up if you wish but we'd keep it pure and original). A neat item for the writing implement collector and a beautiful companion piece for any Americana group to no later than the Civil War era.
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478

19th Century Black Americana Figural Clay Tobacco Pipe

A nice item for the Black memorabilia enthusiast, Civil War era, or tobacciana collector, this figural tobacco pipe remains in excellent original condition, never smoked and yet with good evidence of age and originality. 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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606

hand crafted vintage CLOTHES PINS

A neat pair of vintage clothes pins hand cut from a young sapling or tree branch (illustrated here with a U.S. quarter for size comparison) and bound with a strip of tinned iron to form what must have been a very effective clothes pin. We have seen this style in years past usually found among 19th century household and camp things but like most everyday utilitarian items of the period they seem to have vanished. With pleasing age and originality this pair will go well with other period country items or in any grouping of Civil War vintage personal things. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

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CIVIL WAR era SANFORD MAINE NOTE

Well worn for sure and with a missing corner but an attractive item for that old Civil War era wallet. Hand endorsed and dated Sept. 13, 1860 the note is drawn on a Sanford, Maine bank and depicts ladies at work before the looms. Like so many riverside communities in the small textile mill doted New England countryside, the looms of Sanford, Maine represented a primary means of existence in the pre Civil War era. With the coming conflict the New England loom and the women that operated them would cloth and to a large degree shelter the Union Army. The inflation of the time would lead to wide usage of private script. Redeemable only at the small banks upon which they were drawn, such script from home frequently found it’s way to the "front" and to the pockets of cash starved soldiers who used the local tender at the quarters of the regimental sutler. He would redeem the script when returning East to buy more goods. A neat little piece of history offered here at a reasonable price and in keeping with our commitment to offer something for collectors at every level. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!. If you are new to our catalog and wish additional information or just to learn who we are, please check out our home page. Thanks for visiting our catalog!!
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CLARK’S PAT. INDELIBLE MARKER

A neat little display item for the purpose of marking personal things has been a longtime custom of the military man. The attractive original label proclaims the Clark’s Indelible Pencil is for "marking linen, cotton, silk, leather & toothbrushes," (among other personal items) and was patented in 1859 with renewals issued in 1866 and 1867. Directions for use are included on the label and the maker’s Massachusetts address is given. Though the 1866 and 1867 dates appearing after the initial patent date of 1859 place this example post Civil War the marker remained unchanged through this period thus will serve as a nice all original example to demonstrate just one of the several Civil War era commercial preparations for marking personal items. In fine all original and unused condition. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!. If you are new to our catalog and wish additional information or just to learn who we are, please check out our home page. Thanks for visiting our catalog!!
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761

CIVIL WAR ERA SUTLER / COUNTRY STORE SCRIPT

Attractive little cardboard country store or sutler’s script. Each is approximately 1 7/8 X 1 ¼ inches and is printed with a denomination number and the merchant’s identification (F. B. Hilyard) on its’ face. Attractive pastel colors. These came from old storage and are in fine uncalculated condition. A really neat original Civil War era item. Sold as a group of four for one price ! please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!.

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769

148th NYV CIVIL WAR vet's GROUP

A nice group of eleven Civil War veteran items (5 badges with attached ribbons, 2 badges, 3 plain ribbons and a GAR uniform button) acquired from the great granddaughter of Charles A. Gillet who served in the War as a 1st Sgt. Of the 148th New York Volunteer Infantry. Per the granddaughter who has been the last family custodian of Gillet’s mementos he was very active in the 148th Veterans Regimental Association before his death. Be sure and click to see the largest illustration for details. All are solid and in excellent condition with only one ribbon demonstrating a bit of fraying (see the ribbon with badge at the top center of the illustration. We will provide the buyer with our letter of provenance to preserve the history of this attractive veteran’s group. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!. If you are new to our catalog and wish additional ordering information or just to learn who we are, please check out our home page. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 798: Civil War era PHARMACY – RENNET FOR CULINARY USE -  LABEL
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Civil War era PHARMACY – RENNET FOR CULINARY USE - LABEL

We have a small quantity of original HEINTZELMAN’S PHARMACY, Phila., LIQUID RENNET, FOR CULINARY USE, labels to be offered here individually priced for the collector of Civil War vintage cooking and kitchen things,
pharmaceuticals, or simply Civil War era personal things. (Such flavorings were a popular sutler item among troopers looking for a way to "spiffy" up every day camp culinary fair.) Heintzelman’s labels (see Civil War era Philadelphia directories) measure approximately 1 1/8" X 3 3/8" and offer recipes for use un curd or whey, cold custard and "devonshire juncate". Each remains in fine un-used condition for display as is or mounted on a period bottle. Civil War medical collectors and enthusiasts will be pleased to note that the Philadelphian, Heintzelman served as a Hospital Steward with the 72nd Penn. Volunteer Infantry from 8/10/1861 to 12/4/1862 then as Assistant Surgeon of the 42nd Mass. Volunteers until 8/20/1863 (see: Rush B. Heintzelman - - History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 by Bates and Civil War Mass. Adjt. Genl. Reports)A neat all original item with lots of eye appeal for the person who would simply enjoy a colorful little remnant of the time without spending a weeks pay. See item # 1212 & 1589 for a variation from HEINTZELMAN’S PHARM
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Civil War era PATRIOTIC BADGE

Absolutely original and in mint condition, this patriotic star badge measures approximately 1 7/8” across and is constructed of thin die struck brass. The construction style is generally referred to as mock or false bullion and was frequently utilized in the manufacture of field grade insignia of the Civil War. Fastened by the use of soldered wire on the back, such patriotic embellishments were worn on the uniform breast (see our illustration from a Civil War CDV) and may have been utilized as a Corps device of the 12th Corps though that was not the case with the young officer pictured here. (He was a Maine boy serving in the 5th Corps) An example of this type may be seen in the Schuyler, Hartley & Graham Military Goods Catalogue of 1864. We have a small quantity of these acquired from storage of goods from that well known Civil War military goods dealer each absolutely original and in mint condition. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!. If you are new to our catalog and wish additional ordering information or just to learn who we are, please check out our home page. Thanks for visiting our catalog!!
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Civil War era GLASS INKWELL

We have a couple of these eye appealing glass inks with telltale early "burst-top" and are offering them here individually priced for the collector who would like one. Each will go especially well to set off a good period dipping pen or writing set. All original and in nice condition with no chips or cracks, this attractively colored excavated ink measures approximately 1 3/4" across the base and stands about 2 1/2" high. (see: Mike Russell's GUIDE TO CIVIL WAR BOTTLES)
A nice desk item or writing kit companion for the Civil War collector or writing instrument enthusiast.
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19th century KEEN KUTTER HONING STEEL

This sharpening steel is a classic accoutrement of the American West movement and will fit well as a companion with representative pieces of the mid to late 19th century railroad expansion and buffalo hunting activity that has become synonymous with the “Wild West”. Measuring nearly 19” in over all length this steel is fitted with an eye appealing hand crafted and well worn hardwood grip with heavy cast in pewter non-slip design. Most importantly to the cutlery and American West collector are the bold KEEN KUTTER maker marks deeply set in the shaft of the steel. Founded in St. Louis in 1868, the E. C. Simmons Hardware Co. grew into one of the classic suppliers supporting Western expansion. The “KEEN KUTTER” nomenclature used by founder Simmons remains well known today and is a base in the cutlery collecting field with early examples such as this commanding special interest. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!. If you are new to our catalog and wish additional ordering information or just to learn who we are, please check out our home page. Thanks for visiting our catalog!!
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CIVIL WAR era SPIRITS BOTTLE

A classic heavy black glass bottle of the Civil War era. All original and period, in the style we so frequently find in period photographs and in all too often damaged condition from excavations of Civil War camp sites. This example stands 9" high and is a nice clean non excavated example with no chips, flakes or cracks. We see them referred to both as ale and as whiskey bottles (you can decide) and so will side step that one by calling it a "spirits" bottle. (see: Philips Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields & Campsites of the Civil War) In a hurry? Try our View All Items feature located at the top of the thumbnail page. It offers crisp, faster loading thumbnail images with titles as a link if you want more detail.
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PALMETTO FROND BASKET

An attractive little basket, hand crafted in the classic style of the Civil War era American South. This example is in excellent condition without the usual breaks and loose ends and is fashioned from the light palm frond indicative of the local palmetto. The basket measures approximately 5 ½ “ high and 6 1/2” in diameter at its’ widest point. A neat item hard to find in this condition! please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!. If you are new to our catalog and wish additional ordering information or just to learn who we are, please check out our home page. Thanks for visiting our catalog!!
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CONFEDERATE Civil War BULLET DISPLAY

Two battlefield excavated Civil War bullets of a design known to have been used by Confederate troops. Each is a different type with the set displayed in an attractive 4 ½" X 5 ½" case. Backed by a colorful wool with a nicely printed mat to identify each type, the display contains a .58 caliber Gardner bullet, and a .69 caliber musket ball. We are offering this attractive and educational Civil War display set with an eye toward the collector or gift buyer who would enjoy acquiring a quality, original Civil War collectable without spending a ton of money. If you are gift buying and are interested in acquiring more than one display set, let us know. Bear in mind that the artifacts are original and unique. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!. If you are new to our catalog and wish additional ordering information or just to learn who we are, please check out our home page. ** Thanks for visiting our catalog!!
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CIVIL WAR ERA BRASS CANDLESTICKS

An attractive pair of classic Civil War style spun brass, sand weighted candlesticks. All original and standing approximately 5 3/8" high, this pair will polish up well though we think that would be a shame and so have left such bad acting to the choice of the new owner. With only the slightest bit of evidence of period use and a very light age patina after years of attic chest storage, these sticks are an attractive pair with lots of charm. Until it was unfortunately broken up, an example of this style was, for many years included in the old Gen. Robert E. Lee Headquarters Museum collection in Gettysburg. 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 our on-line store !!
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