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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 314: 1949 & 1951  CIVIL WAR vet's UCV & GAR POSTAGE STAMPS
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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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 443: early to CIVIL WAR era   TOLE DESK SET
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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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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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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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 807: Civil War era PATRIOTIC BADGE
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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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857

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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898

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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903

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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CIVIL WAR Vets REUNION LAPEL FLAG

We have a small quantity of little paper stick flags nicely printed WELCOME COMRADE with the Grand Army of the Republic membership device. Originally used as handouts to welcome visiting members and attendees at encampments of the GAR, these neat little mementos measure 1 3/8” X 2” on a 4” stick and were worn in the lapel button hole. Quite fragile thus difficult to find today these were acquired from storage where they have been tucked away since the hay-day of the grand old Civil War Veterans organization. As found and all original, we offer them here priced individually for the collector who would like a nice original GAR item without spending a lot of money. 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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980

Civil War PATENT DATE WINDOW-SASH LOCK

As new and un-used just as it would have been installed, is this neat little gadget that many mid 19th century home owners will recognize. (Except this one is without the usual several layers of milk then oil base paint.) These little friction locks(illustrated here with a U.S. quarter for size comparison) were installed with a single flat head wood screw on the inner vertical sash of the old weighted multi pane windows. An easy push on the turned lever (except when it was clogged with vintage paint) would secure the window closed or hold it up so the fresh air could pass. A neat "what’s it" for the Americana and Civil War collector. Nicely Patent marked in the casting PAT. SEPT. 23, 1862. please note:
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earlier to Civil War era MILK GLASS BUTTONS

We have a small quantity of these classic early 19th century to Civil War vintage milk glass buttons (shown here with a period U. S. quarter for size comparison) such that we can offer them at .65 cents each to those who would enjoy a full set for some special application. A simple but classic design with original color highlight that would set off that hand sewn shirt or ladies bodice of the early to mid 19th century. We have a limited variety so if you would like a color other than the one depicted here please see our catalogue #1093. (just type the number in the search box). 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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1093

earlier to Civil War era MILK GLASS BUTTONS

We have a small quantity of these classic early 19th century to Civil War vintage milk glass buttons (shown here with a period U. S. quarter for size comparison) such that we can offer them at .65 cents each to those who would enjoy a full set for some special application. A simple but classic design with original color highlight that would set off that hand sewn shirt or ladies bodice of the early to mid 19th century. We have a limited variety so if you would like a color other than the one depicted here please see our catalogue #1034. (just type the number in the search box). 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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Civil War era INSIGNIA & HAT NUMERALS

We are fortunate to have in our stock of some thirty-five years accumulation (Oh for the days when such things could be found!) a small quantity of die struck numerals as were used for regimental number identification fastened atop Infantry, Artillery and Cavalry hat insignia, or simply fastened to the hat alone. These are the die struck, false bullion type, silvered with soldered wire fasteners and in the proper size (approximately 7/16" high) to fit on or above the usual hat insignia of both officer and enlisted headgear. (We have set a couple in a period infantry device for illustration.) We now only have a few each of numbers 5 and 7 and are offering them here priced individually. Each is in excellent, un-used and all original condition with only that telltale age patina and construction stile as evidence of origin of the Civil War period. (Use key word letters or numerals in our search to find other examples.) please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!.
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Fox Pat. 1886 Civil War Vet’s BUTTON COVERS

We have acquired a small quantity of hat, cuff or shell jacket size GAR button covers and are offering them here priced by the piece for the button collector who would enjoy a single example or for the, Civil War or GAR enthusiast who would like to put a set together for wearing. These are the Fox Pat. Aug. 3, 1886 marked button covers, die struck from brass with crisp gold gilding. Designed to slip over standard shirt size buttons the Fox Patent button cover sports a sliding closure on the back to secure each in place for permanent use or to temporarily upgrade the gentleman’s shirt , vest or short jacket for a special Grand Army of the Republic function. These covers are original and in "out of the box" condition with some even retaining the original 19th century tissue wrapper. 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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post Civil War MAINE MILITIA BUTTON

We have a small quantity of post Civil War Maine militia frock coat button and are offering them here priced individually for the collector who would enjoy one without paying the higher price of a Civil War vintage Maine uniform button. Will look nice in your Civil War collection or as a fill in till you can afford the higher priced mid 19th century example. These are -Simmons & Son – Boston – backmarked and date from about 1882 though the face design and construction remains unchanged from the Civil War example. Un-polished with a nice early look. 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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