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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 1885: Civil War era BUTTON CARDS WITH ORIGINAL SHELL BUTTONS
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1885

Civil War era BUTTON CARDS WITH ORIGINAL SHELL BUTTONS

We have a small quantity of original Civil War era button cards each with original threaded on natural shell buttons. The printed cards measure 2" X 2 ½" with a dozen shirt or blouse with 7/16" diameter buttons. All original and in excellent, as found, condition after decades of storage. We are offering the cards priced individually each with it’s dozen buttons for the sewing, country store or Civil War era collector who would like one or more cards for display with their things. At the same time we have priced each card with it’s set of 12 buttons at a level that will afforded use of the buttons for a restoration or re-enactor garment.
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1895

late 18th through first half 19th century DOCUMENT SEAL

An attractive early seal designed to impress the initials E.A. into hot sealing wax. This nicely turned desk or writing accessory is approximately 2 3/8" in length and is fashioned of brass and fine grained bone. Used to seal folded letter stationary for mail or courier before the days of common envelope use and to seal or verify authenticity of important documents. A neat little implement from earlier days with popular use through the Civil War era. (see: Neumann’s EARLY AMERICAN ANTIQUE COUNTRY FURNISHINGS)
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1927

Civil War era IRON THIMBLE

The lowly sewing thimble seldom reaches any Civil War artifact catalogue and yet a good thimble is essential to the most rudimentary mending kit and would surely be included every soldier’s housewife mending kit. We have a small quantity of the heavier iron type and are pricing them here individually if you would like one to go with your grouping of personal items. Less likely to be a preference in the gentle ladies sewing basket, these pure utilitarian iron thimbles were less common, even in the period, than the myriad of finer types. Aside from camp excavations that produce relic examples (see: Philip’s Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields & Campsites of the Civil War ) this type can be a tough one to find when you need a non excavated example. These are original, period examples that remain in excellent condition with a nice age patina as evidence of originality. A good chance to add an original to your sewing kit if you need one.
If you would be just as happy with the more finely made brass type we have period examples as well and for a bit less. (use our search feature to see item 1177)
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1952

earlier to mid 19th century PROTECTIVE WALKING STICK

This rather delicate looking walking stick measures 33 ½" in length and remains in excellent condition in every respect. Carried in the city gentleman style of the day and for quick defense rather than support, this slender stick would have been quite unobtrusive and disarming by virtue of outward appearance. It’s construction of thick leather washers pressed together on a spring steel shaft and bound by a heavy lead/pewter cap at the bulbous head and a finely tapered brass ferrule at it’s tip. By these features the slender walking stick was in actuality a quite respectable weapon. By parry and thrust of it’s pointed brass tip, less injurious but quite discouraging flat blow of the leather covered spring steel shaft ,or where and when appropriate, a potentially crushing blow of the weighted head the slender stick was sure to dispatch the advancing ruffian. All original and in nice condition with an attractive age patina.
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1959

earlier to turn of the century DISPLAY RAZOR

It is not clear weather this entirely handmade model straight razor with it's 11 1/2" long "whittled" grip and 1 3/4" wide black iron blade was simply constructed as a whimsy more for the pleasure of the making than for any more meaningful use, or that it was intended for trade display in a country barber shop, but it is what it is, an interesting and attractive piece of country folk-art. The piece is untouched and as found with lots of age and an eye pealing patina on both wood and metal. Probably not as early as the Civil War but surely turn of the century with that classic mid 19th century blade style, the piece would go especially well set in with period barber shop, razor, trade, or folk-art Americana. 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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2000

GETTYSBURG Civil War SOUVENIR CANNON

A neat little souvenir field artillery piece, nicely identified July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd - GETTYSBURG, Pa. in the original old script print. A nice early keepsake from the hey day of veteran visitation to Gettysburg, this is one of the earlier souvenirs reminiscent of the days when many a surviving local veteran was engaged in the making and selling inexpensive knick knacks fashioned from battlefield cut pine and cedar. Attractive deep age patina and a nice size (5 ½ inches total length). An especially nice Civil War Veteran item all original and available without spending lots of money. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. (located at the top of the thumbnail page) A simple key word in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!
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2025

Pat. 1851 LADY LIBERTY PATRIOTIC BUTTON

With it's high relief Lady Liberty figure on the face and bold N.R. Co. - Goodyear's Pat. May 6, 1851 on the back, this large (1 1/8" diameter) decorative hard rubber button remains in excellent original condition and will be of special interest Civil War era collectors. A popular design in an era of great patriotic fervor, hard rubber buttons of this figure were offered in several sizes with the smaller sizes by far the most common. The larger size like this one were considerably more expensive and were generally reserved for use where one or two would do the trick. We have seen them used in pairs at the throat of a gentleman’s cape and stitched alone on the breast of a shirt or frock coat simply as decoration. A neat all original item offered here at a reasonable price.
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2093

Civil War Punch Cartoon – THE BLACK CONSCRIPTION

All original and in nice frameable condition is this 8 5/16" X 10 ¾" Sept. 26, 1863 dated Punch satirical cartoon. Titled The Black Conscription with the cutting sub caption, When Black meets Black then comes the end (?) of war, this pro Confederacy political cartoon chides Lincoln’s plan to utilize African Americans in the Union cause and reflects an all too common position by citizens on both sides that militarized Blacks would be particularly ineffective should they face each other Black against Black. A highly collectable piece of Americana. 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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2154

Civil War era LOUSE COMB BOX

This little pasteboard box measures approximately 3 X 7/8 X 7/8" and remains in fine original and untouched condition after decades of attic trunk storage. The original label identifies the original content as 1 DOZEN SUPERIOR METALLIC COMBS. Such little steel combs were offered as moustache combs and with their durability and fine teeth were pressed into service to eradicate pesky lice in hair and beard. Many a country trooper who had never encountered such critters found that the presence of body lice was a common challenge when large numbers of men marched and camped together in warm climate. Little fine toothed combs of hard maple wood or steel, if you could afford better, seemed the best way to separate pest from host and were a popularly requested item from home. A neat Civil War personal item display item. 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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2160

Civil War Punch Cartoon – THE BLACK DRAFT

All original and in nice frameable condition is this 8 5/16" X 10 ¾", Nov.19,1864 dated Punch satirical cartoon. Printed on one side and titled The Black Draft this pro Confederacy political cartoon chides Lincoln’s plan to utilize African Americans in the Union cause and reflects an all too common position by citizens on both sides that militarized Blacks would be particularly ineffective. A highly collectable piece of Americana. 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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2187

Civil War Punch Cartoon – THE AMERICAN TEMPEST

All original and in nice frameable condition is this 8 5/16" X 10 ¾", Nov.19,1864 dated Punch satirical cartoon. Printed on one side and titled The American Tempest this pro Confederacy political cartoon chides Lincoln’s plan to utilize African Americans in the Union cause and reflects an all too common position by citizens on both sides that militarized Blacks would be particularly ineffective. A highly collectable piece of Americana. 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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2196

Civil War - Gen. Banks PATRIOTIC ENVELOPE

All the rage among the loyal populous of the Civil War era, the patriotic cover took many forms from a colorful national motif to the cruelest satirical proclamations punctuated with gaudily scrawled illustrations. While the market price varies with some of the rarer and more interesting examples reaching higher prices, many remain in a most affordable range an offer a fun collecting (and investment) opportunity for the Civil War enthusiast. This example is in nice unused condition with plenty of evidence of age and originality but with no tears or repairs. An attractive beginning or addition for the ephemera collection or original companion piece to display with any Civil War grouping. 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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 2205: Civil War - Lady Liberty PATRIOTIC ENVELOPE
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2205

Civil War - Lady Liberty PATRIOTIC ENVELOPE

All the rage among the loyal populous of the Civil War era, the patriotic cover took many forms from a colorful national motif to the cruelest satirical proclamations punctuated with gaudily scrawled illustrations. While the market price varies with some of the rarer and more interesting examples reaching higher prices, many remain in a most affordable range an offer a fun collecting (and investment) opportunity for the Civil War enthusiast. This example is in nice unused condition with plenty of evidence of age and originality but with no tears or repairs. An attractive beginning or addition for the ephemera collection or original companion piece to display with any Civil War grouping. 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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 2259: COLONIAL to CIVIL WAR BLACK IRON MESS UTENSILS
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2259

COLONIAL to CIVIL WAR BLACK IRON MESS UTENSILS

Classic early American iron work presented here in the form of hand wrought cooking utensils. This meat fork and boiled vegetable dipper or ‘skimmer’ as they were called, are clearly a set from the skilled hands of the same blacksmith and remain in excellent condition with no rust and an attractive age patina. Necessary to the preparation and ‘serving up’ of food over the open campfire or hearth in a time when cooking for large numbers was most frequently accomplished by boiling in large cast or sheet iron pots, this attractive pair will set equally well among items of American Colonial era through the Civil War period. The fork measures approximately 13 ½ inches in length and the skimmer 17 3/8 inches with pierced bowl of approximately 4 7/8 inches in diameter. A style well documented in history from Colonial collections to published references such as Stanley Philips classic Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields & Campsites of the Civil War.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 2275: 18th early 19th Century - TRAVELING CORKSCREW
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2275

18th early 19th Century - TRAVELING CORKSCREW

This traveling utility is reminiscent of a time when the lowly little corkscrew was a must have companion in every gentleman’s pocket, frontiersman’s ‘possible bag’ or soldier’s haversack. Fashioned from relatively heavy iron for durability yet small (just under 3 inches long closed) and compact for easy carrying, this piece will fit properly in any personal item grouping from the colonial / Revolutionary War, through American civil War eras. A desirable item seldom surviving in any condition, this example remains in nice, all original condition.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 2287: 1860 dated RUST SPOT REMOVER
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2287

1860 dated RUST SPOT REMOVER

A neat little one inch diameter turned softwood box with original content and paper label. Fogg's Iron Rust Eradicator is put up by H. J. Fog & Co. No. 38 Beach Street, New York. Fogg advises that the userSaturate the stain with water, then rub the compound well in and hold over steam from spout of a kettle then rinse in coldwater. Each box is boldly marked on it's top COPYRIGHT - 1860 - SECURED. A neat little Civil War era display item offered here individually from the original store box. 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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2305

13 STAR Civil War PATTERN STICK FLAG

An attractive little thirteen star American flag printed on cotton gauze in a style popular in the patriotic fervor of the Civil War. A popular size (2 " X 3 ¼ ") decorative stick flag easily removed from it's staff for more personal use as a 'Bible' flag. This example offers the eye appealing the color and texture of the period and yet remains in fine original condition after decades of attic storage. We have a small quantity of these colorful period flags and are offering them here by the piece at a minimum price for the enthusiast who would like something neat and original but affordable. Will fit appropriately in any Civil War era through Centennial and Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) grouping. 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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2317

Civil War era TINNED IRON CUP

This nice cup remains in wonderful condition retaining much of the as new and unused sheen of it's old tinned surface while offering good evidence of age and originality. With the classic construction of the die struck type of tinned iron cup, this the popular type with iron riveted on handle, open at the bottom to allow nesting with other cups and easy slinging on canteen or haversack strap. We are cleaning out some stuff that had long since been pushed aside and are offering the three that we have priced individually if you would like one. The cup measures approximately 4 1/2 inches across the mouth and stands approximately 2 1/8 inches high. All original and in exceptional condition after decades of storage.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 2324: Civil War era & earlier -  MUSICIAN'S INSIGNIA STENCIL
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2324

Civil War era & earlier - MUSICIAN'S INSIGNIA STENCIL

This 3 1/8 X 2 9/16 inch hand cut sheet brass marking stencil is out of a small grouping of similar stencils (see image background) used in the period as a marking guide in the hand stitching of military insignia and patriotic finery. A neat, hard to find item for the insignia collector or period needle-work, sewing or textile enthusiast. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. (located at the top of the thumbnail page) A simple key word in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!
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2327

Maine Militia MILITARY DRILL & BALL INVITATION

This colorfully illustrated 3 ¼ X 3 ½ inch invitation is nicely printed on heavy card stock and offers attendance to the 1889 MILITARY DRILL & BALL of the Abner Coburn Cadets of Orino, Maine. (Named for the Civil War era Maine Governor Cobern). The little piece of ephemera remains in excellent condition and bears the name of it’s original recipient John Bird Jr. who’s father, John Sr., served in the Civil War as a Pvt. of Co F, 23rd Maine Volunteer Infantry. A neat little piece of Americana that will be of special interest to the post Civil War militia enthusiast and state of Maine collector.
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