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Civil War era POTTERY INKWELL

We have acquired a small quantity of original Civil War vintage pottery inkwells and are offering them here individually for the collector who would like a nice original example at a reasonable price. (see: Howard Crouch’s (Excavated) Civil War Artifacts - A Guide for the Historian) These excavated examples of the classic early to mid 19th century form have been carefully washed and are suitable for any period writing display. They retain their period glaze and that attractive coloration that comes only from hardwood kilned natural clay. No cracks or glaze flakes and only the most minor period chip or two as evidence of age and originality. 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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Civil War era STOVE POLISH / BOOT BLACKING

A bit of stove polish shaved into a mite of animal fat, poured off a hot skillet and mixed into a portion of bees wax resulted in, if not the best, the most available, leather dressing / boot polish in the 19th century New England lumber camp. As such, a good stick of graphite base stove polish that had found its’ way into the Yankee lumberjack turned Union Volunteer’s haversack would have become a winter camp prize. Not only would it keep the camp stove presentable, but it would serve to make enough boot dressing to keep the company’s feet dry through the winter with some left for the spring mud season. We have discovered an original store box of Phenix Mfg. Co., Taunton, Mass. PREMIUM STOVE POLISH first introduced 1845, and are offering the label wrapped sticks individually and unopened as they came out of the box. Priced here by the individual piece as they would have been sold and used in the period, each purchaser will receive a nicely printed copy of the illustration (as shown here) as record of the original box with its’ libel bearing the Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1862etc. dating with the introductory date of 1845. A neat item for the Civil War personal item collector, country store or kitchen item enthusiast! All original literally out of the 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 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 smaller teaspoon size spoons (see Cat.# 399 ) 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 Gunsight Antiques!!
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1212

Civil War era APOTHECARY MEDICAL CURE LABEL

We have a small quantity of original HEINTZELMAN’S PHARMACY, Phila. PEPSIN or RENNET WINE labels to be offered here individually priced for the collector of Civil War vintage pharmaceuticals, early to mid 19th century medical cures, or simply likes Civil War era personal things. Heintzelman’s labels (see Civil War era Philadelphia directories) measure approximately 1 1/8" X 3 3/8" and mix a bit of German with the primarily English text that expounds on the curative properties of the content. Dosages for dyspepsia, diseases of the stomach and to insure ongoing good health are given. 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 # 798 & 1589 for a variation from HEINTZELMAN’S PHARMACY. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!
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1216

VICTORIAN TEXTILE LABEL

A most attractive earlier to mid 19th century colorfully printed and embossed textile label as was so popular among the fortunate ladies of the who could afford to shop for and purchase the finest of bolt textiles. These attractive labels were printed on heavy paper stock, usually embossed in some fanciful design as was this example and finished either by direct printing or by application of a smaller oval image of some colorful and pleasing subject. The fancy decorative labels were pasted or pinned to flat bolts of material and offered as a sort of premium to the textile buyer. Surviving examples are generally found with sewing things or pasted in ladies scrapbooks. This one is in extra nice condition with bright coloration and no tears or folds. It measures approximately 4" X 11 ¼" long. A nice item for the Civil War vintage textile or ladies sewing grouping, all original and reasonably priced. 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 !!
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1263

desirable excavated - Civil War ID DISK / CORPS DEVICE RELIC

A most unusual two piece remnant silver spoon, flattened to form a thin silver sheet from which a disk has been cut. A common make do to make a corps badge or identification disk, this rare recovery of both discarded pieces of such a project was recovered at a Union camp excavation near Fredericksburg. This fragment from a common soldier’s life will make a wonderful addition to lay in with the finest of corps badge collections or to set with a single piece as a rare original example of the use of a silver spoon for such a purpose. 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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1417

Kurz & Allison BATTLES OF THE CIVIL WAR prints

We have a small selection of special printing, high quality, 18" X 24" prints taken from the original Krtz & Allen chromolithographs and are offering them here individually to the Civil War historian / collector who would enjoy a quality example of the original that may be unavailable or cost prohibitive. Not to be confused with run of the mill modern re-prints (as we will explain below) the prints offered here were done in limited numbers over twenty-five years ago under the most exacting specifications to be offered only as full sets of the original 36 Kurz & Allen lithographic work BATTLES OF THE CIVIL WAR 1861 – 1865. HISTORY OF THE Kurz & Allen LITHOGRAPHS - The story of these prints and how they came to be is a bit long but worthy of record for those who would enjoy owning one. When the war broke out in 1861 Lincoln asked his friend Louis Kurz to visit the scene of the action and make historical record of what he saw. Kurz’s pictorial representations of what he witnessed were eventually published as widely popular lithographs. His 36 chromolithographic war scenes became highly collectable and quite unique as most of the massive 200 pound Bavarian stone printing plates were lost. As many as ten plates were required to print each of the individual battle scenes ( a separate plate with it’s own printing strike was required for each color). Some time before the Civil War centennial, an avid printer / Civil War buff, C. Armitage Harper embarked on a project to publish the original Kurz series of chromolithographs in special limited edition as celebration of the centennial. Harper traveled tirelessly across the country to gather and secure the printing rights to Kurz war views. He commissioned Stratmore Paper Company to create a special quality, high rag content paper to match as nearly as possible that of the original prints. Harper then commissioned precise lithographic engravings and personally oversaw the painstaking recreation of each scene. It was then that perhaps the inevitable happened. After his already substantial expenditure, Harper found that the cost of binding and distributing the collection as a book was beyond his already strained financial means. The unbound sheets were carefully stored in the printing plant’s basement where they remained until Harpers death some years later when Harper’s son, determined to see some appreciation come to his father’s labor of love, caused the limited number of long stored Kurz lithographs to be made available. Over ten years had now passed since the Civil War centennial however and the flourish of public interest had waned. Most of the prints ended up on print and book sellers remaindered shelve even then to be offered in more costly full sets of 36 lithographs. It was at this time that we were able to acquire a number of the lithographs and set them aside for investment until now when our online store offers a fresh market for these treasures. Each of these original Harper printings of the Kurz Civil War lithographs is of the highest quality and condition, suitable for framing and display in the finest surroundings. Offered here for the first time individually for the collector / historian who would appreciate a single rendering. We have only one or two of each of the following for your selection. The Battles of: BULL RUN, WILSON’S CREEK, FORT DONELSON, PEA RIDGE, MONITOR & MERRIMACK, SHILO, WILLIAMSBURG, CORINTH, STONES RIVER, CHAMPION HILL, CHICKAMAUGA, CHATTANOOGA, MISSIONARY RIDGE, ASSAULT OF FORT SANDERS, OLUSTEE, RESACA, KENNESAW MOUNTAIN, ATLANTA, CEDAR CREEK, FRANKLIN, NASHVILLE, CAPTURE OF FORT FISHER, FIVE FORKS, FALL OF PETERSBURG. If you have a serious interest in a particular print that is listed but not pictured and would like to see an illustration before deciding, let us know and we will send you an e-Mail with an image of your interest. (For additional titles search for our # 1427 ) Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!

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1420

original Civil War Regulation ENLISTED INFANTRY HAT DEVICE

A fine condition all original and period Civil War Enlisted Infantry horn, hat insignia. Larger and less ornamental than the prescribed embroidered infantry officer hat device, the die struck sheet brass infantry enlisted device provided for by the later General Order #3 of March 1858 was authorized for wear on the front of the Hardee Hat. with adoption of the Forage (‘Bummer") Cap this device was moved to the top of the crown where it was worn throughout the Civil War. Fresh from decades of storage, this example remains in as issued condition with only a bit of soft age patina to it’s body and soldered attachment loops in addition to a slightly thinner gauge brass than is used with the reproductions as testimony to the knowledgeable eye that it is an original Civil War issue strike. (see: History of Artillery, Cavalry & Infantry Service Insignia by Laframboise and Philip’s Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields & Campsites of the Civil War ) We also have the equivalent in an enlisted artillery device. (use our search for our item # 1426) Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!
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1427

Kurz & Allison BATTLES OF THE CIVIL WAR prints

We have a small selection of special printing, high quality, 18" X 24" prints taken from the original Krtz & Allen chromolithographs and are offering them here individually to the Civil War historian / collector who would enjoy a quality example of the original that may be unavailable or cost prohibitive. Not to be confused with run of the mill modern re-prints (as we will explain below) the prints offered here were done in limited numbers over twenty-five years ago under the most exacting specifications to be offered only as full sets of the original 36 Kurz & Allen lithographic work BATTLES OF THE CIVIL WAR 1861 – 1865. HISTORY OF THE Kurz & Allen LITHOGRAPHS - The story of these prints and how they came to be is a bit long but worthy of record for those who would enjoy owning one. When the war broke out in 1861 Lincoln asked his friend Louis Kurz to visit the scene of the action and make historical record of what he saw. Kurz’s pictorial representations of what he witnessed were eventually published as widely popular lithographs. His 36 chromolithographic war scenes became highly collectable and quite unique as most of the massive 200 pound Bavarian stone printing plates were lost. As many as ten plates were required to print each of the individual battle scenes ( a separate plate with it’s own printing strike was required for each color). Some time before the Civil War centennial, an avid printer / Civil War buff, C. Armitage Harper embarked on a project to publish the original Kurz series of chromolithographs in special limited edition as celebration of the centennial. Harper traveled tirelessly across the country to gather and secure the printing rights to Kurz war views. He commissioned Stratmore Paper Company to create a special quality, high rag content paper to match as nearly as possible that of the original prints. Harper then commissioned precise lithographic engravings and personally oversaw the painstaking recreation of each scene. It was then that perhaps the inevitable happened. After his already substantial expenditure, Harper found that the cost of binding and distributing the collection as a book was beyond his already strained financial means. The unbound sheets were carefully stored in the printing plant’s basement where they remained until Harpers death some years later when Harper’s son, determined to see some appreciation come to his father’s labor of love, caused the limited number of long stored Kurz lithographs to be made available. Over ten years had now passed since the Civil War centennial however and the flourish of public interest had waned. Most of the prints ended up on print and book sellers remaindered shelve even then to be offered in more costly full sets of 36 lithographs. It was at this time that we were able to acquire a number of the lithographs and set them aside for investment until now when our online store offers a fresh market for these treasures. Each of these original Harper printings of the Kurz Civil War lithographs is of the highest quality and condition, suitable for framing and display in the finest surroundings. Offered here for the first time individually for the collector / historian who would appreciate a single rendering. We have only one or two of each of the following for your selection. The Battles of: ANTIETAM, FREDERICKSBURG, CHANCELLORSVILLE, GETTYSBURG, VICKSBURG, LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, WILDERNESS, SPOTSYLVANIA, COLD HARBOR. If you have a serious interest in a particular print that is listed but not pictured and would like to see an illustration before deciding, let us know and we will send you an e-Mail with an image of your interest. (For additional titles search for our # 1417)
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Civil War era INDELIBLE MARKER

We have recently acquired a small quantity of Clark’s Indelible Pencil Co. Pat. 1859 (improved 1861) indelible markers and are offering them here, by the piece, for the collector who would like one to display with a nice Civil War grouping. Promoted and sold as Clark’s Shipping & Lumber Crayon, these neat little blue markers (illustrated here with a U.S. quarter for size comparison) were a favorite for addressing express packages and their telltale blue markings were seen on Government supply crates as well as personal soldiers boxes from home or sent to home from the seat of war. Unused and as new from decades of attic storage, each marker will come with a quality new copy of the old yellow Pat. 1859 : improved 1861, Clark’s label used in our illustration. A neat little display item at a reasonable price. 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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Victorian LADY’S HAT PIN

An every day lady’s utility who’s use spanned from the earlier 18th century through the Civil War period and on into the 19th Century. Earlier versions like this example with blued steel shank topped by a head of Victorian jet are still available but becoming more difficult to find. We have acquired a small number of the earlier to Civil War vintage jet topped examples each measuring from eight to nine inches in length and are offering them here priced individually for the lucky ladies who would like one to put with a period bonnet. We will send you one in nice condition for $28.00 plus postage. A rare chance to pick up a nice original period item for less than a weeks pay! 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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earlier to Civil War era TRAVELING BOOTJACK

This wonderful personal accessory of the 1820’s to the Civil War era takes the form of a folding boot jack in the shape of the square heeled and toed gentleman’s shoe of the period. This traveling bootjack is delicately shaped from richly stained soft pine held secure by a single brass hinge and measures approximately 11" in length. A neat all original example of practically used American folk art that will fit well in any number of collectable categories. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!. Thanks fot visiting Gunsight Antiques!!
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1655

19th century VEGETABLE IVORY POKER CHIPS

We have a small quantity of these original 19th century poker chips and are offering them here by the ½ dozen for the collector who would enjoy a small display example without spending lots of money. Each measures approximately 1 1/8" in diameter. Particularly popular in the earlier to mid 1800’s as a base for ornate carving of such items as sewing basket items, ornamental Victorian style jewelry and the like, the pulp of the Tagua nut. (Pronounced: Ta qwa or Tah gwa) was also used extensively through this period in more utilitarian applications. In the pre plastic world of the 19th century everything from buttons to surgical instrument handles and even poker chips were found made from this substitute for bone or ivory . An attractive display companion for any Civil War, Indian Wars, wild West or period gaming collection, these nicely patinaed poker chips are in excellent, all original condition.
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1663

U. C. V. CONFEDERATE Civil War Vet LAPEL PIN

Back in the "good old days" when such things could still be found, we acquired the remnants of a box of little Confederate battle flag lapel pins and are offering them here individually priced for the collector who would enjoy having one. These brightly colored little paper battle flags (illustrated here with a U.S. quarter for size comparison)are still on there original common pin shafts and remain in "out of the box" condition after decades of storage. The inexpensively made and poorly indexed printing job is reflective of early 1900’s origin and a time when the United Confederate Veteran’s of the South like their Northern counterparts of the G. A. R. made a ready market for such inexpensive patriotic embellishments. A neat little display item.
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MAINE at VALLEY FORGE - DEDICATION & ROLL

Maine at Valley Forge : Proceedings at the Unveiling of the New Marker, October 17, 1907 & the Roll of Maine Soldiers. Published on rag paper, in wraps by The Maine Society of the American Revolution, Portland, Maine in 1908. A difficult little reference to find in any condition, this photo illustrated, 56 pages with fold out map, remains in nice condition and offers a wealth of material on an area of difficult source. Deaccessed from the Maine Historical Society collection this is a good item for the Maine collector or history enthusiast of the American Revolution. 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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early TOBACCO HANK

This classic original tobacco hank is about 18" in length and is twisted with a wrap at the top to be hung for drying. Per Geo. Newman in his EARLY AMERICAN ANTIQUE COUNTRY FURNISHINGS the dried hanks (see illustration on his page 329) were hung in the home where their mellow aroma was considered health giving as well as discouraging "house pests". The handy tobacco hank would also serve as a ready source for the master’s pipe a the dried leaves were plucked off to be rolled and crushed in the psalms for packing in a favorite pipe. Unfortunately there is no way of knowing the precise age this original example but you will agree it is period. Natural age has taken away any aroma and had left a wonderful rich coloration. A most attractive wall hanging in any Colonial America through Civil War era setting. Will make a nice companion item for the antique pipe / cigar, smoking collector. 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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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 !!
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C. S. Lt. GEN. WADE HAMPTON’S SIGNED FREEMASON’S MONITOR

Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton’s inscribed 1858, 1st edition copy of Webb’s Freemason’s Monitor. Entering the war on July 12,1861as Colonel of "Hampton's South Carolina Legion" (which he equipped at his own expense), Wade Hampton would be wounded at 1st Manassas and would command an Infantry Brigade in the Peninsula Campaign. He was soon be promoted to Brig. General and assigned to brigade commander in J. E. B. Stuarts Cavalry Corps (7/18/1862). General Hampton participated in Stuart’s operations from 1862 to 1864, again suffering severe wounds at Gettysburg. Hampton succeeded to command General J. E. B. Stuart’s corps upon Stuart’s death at Yellow Tavern. At the close of the war this hard fought patriot of the Confederacy would hold the rank of Lt. General in command of the Cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia. Gen. Wade Hampton’s signed Masonic volume remains in excellent condition with a good tight binding and minimal period wear. It’s deeply embossed cover with gold guilt Masonic embellishment offer lots of eye appeal. A most desirable signature and an outstanding personal item of one of the Confederacies most renowned patriots. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!
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1862 Phila. BOND to THE NORTHERN SOUP SOCIETY

An attractive remnant of the hard financial times of the Civil War, this 8 ¾" X 15 bond was printed by the American Bank Note Company for issue to those who had the means and the desire to loan funds to the City of Philadelphia as it struggled to meat war time debt. This beautifully engraved bond certifies a loan of $1400.00 to the city by The Northern Soup Society. The loan bond is issued on the 16th of January 1862 and is redeemable July 1872 at 6% interest paid annually in two half payments. The bond is drawn in a fine hand in brown ink and is signed by the City Collector Geo. W. Hufty and City Treasurer James McClintock. The Northern Soup Society was a leading beneficiary of Philadelphia’s needy and was well known to Union soldiers who depended on there generosity as they passed through the city. Many a discharged and partially disabled trooper took refuge and a hot meal here as he made his way east from the front.
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1855 ADVERTISING BROADSIDE

This 17" X 10 ¾" red white and blue broadside will mat and frame to a most attractive example of pre Civil War Americana. It will be of special note to a wide variety of specialized collectors as the broadside seeks to enlist ‘agents’ to purchase formulas with the direction for making for resale a variety of ‘modern discoveries’. The formulas are of coures offered at discount prices and the prospective ‘agent’ is assured that these ‘articles of real value’ will when in the hands of an ‘efficient young man’ enable him to make ‘first rate wages’. All at a ‘trifling outlay’ and surely ‘without any risk’. Instructions for the making of 21 ‘Modern Discoveries’ are offered for sale individually priced or for $8.00 an especially enterprising budding businessman could purchase all 21 formulas and receive a bonus volume titled ‘Chances To Make Money’. Some of the highly valued ‘DESCOVERIES’ listed are: American Commercial Writing Ink – Shaving Soap – American Washing Compound - Magic Copy Paper - Patent Gold & Silver Counterfeit Detector – Indelible Ink – Hair Color – Crockery Mending Cement and others to include medical cures, Freckle Remover and hair restorer. A neat advertising piece all printed on one side and remaining in excellent condition with only a small chip in the lower right margin (see our illustration) and period fold lines as evidence of age and originality.
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