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  1. Beautiful pair of Civil War CDVs out of a Virginia estate that we believe to be two related Virginia Confederates based on the sleave rank insignia and the location that they came from.  The photographer is "J. T. WILHELM" and I have not been able to find out a thing about him.  Both images at a good price.--$375. for the PAIR-SOLD

  2. Very pretty GAR grouping out of Crawford County, Illinois.  This grouping consists of a GAR pin remaining in perfect condition, a ribbon for the 1911, 31st Annual Reunion of the Crawford County Veteran Association, and a CDV of the owner wearing a GAR hat.  We unfortunately do not know the soldier's name, but this is a really nice, out of the bushes, GAR grouping.--$55. for all.

  3. Beautiful, archively framed portrait of General Ambrose E. Burnside, double matted and framed with a clipped, original Burnside autograph.  On the reverse is a "Beckett Letter of Authenticity" for the Burnside autograph.  This is framed with acid-free matting and light filtering glass and is ready to be hung in your office or relic room.--$225.

  4. 16 inch x 21 inch framed portrait of Federal General William T. Sherman.  This is a bust portrait with Napoleonic pose.  General Sherman is quite famous for his burning of Atlanta and the "March to the Sea".  I was recently in Atlanta and saw an interesting bumper sticker.  It read, "General Sherman, where are you now that we need you?"--$35.

  5. CDV of Federal General Philip H. Sheridan.  General Sheridan served with distinction in the west at Stones River, Chickamauga, and Chattanooga and was then called back east where he commanded the Federal Cavalry at Yellow Tavern, Valley Campaigns of 1864, Third Battle of Winchester, Battle of Cedar Creek, and Appomattox Campaign.--$95.

  6. CDV of Federal Major General Ulysses S. Grant.  This CDV has nice clarity, but the corners have been nipped to go in an album.--$65.SOLD

  7. Nice, crisp CDV of Major General George B. McClellan and his wife.  This image is backmarked, "R. W. Addis - Photographer - McClee's Gallery - 38 Penn. Ave. - Washington D.C."  On the face it is marked, "Entered according to the Act of Congress in the year 1863 by R. W. Addis".--$85.

  8. Quite rare, large 1/4 plate, fully cased ruby ambrotype of a well-armed, full standing view Union Sergeant.  In the image, the Sergeant is wearing his nine-button frock coat with Sergeant stripes and his kepi.  He is wearing a full US Infantry belt rig with US oval, cartridge box, cross belt, and Eagle breast plate.  His Springfield musket is standing alongside with fixed bayonet, and the musket has both a leather sling and a wooden tompion in place.  This is a quality image that would be a fine addition to any Civil War collection.  The image is housed in a full, thermo-plastic case and marked, "Genuine Union Case - Scovill Mfg. Co."--$450.SOLD

  9. Very nice condition from life CDV of Lt. Col. Theodore Jones, 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  This image is backmarked, "Griswold and Smith, Photographers - Johnson Bldg. - Columbus O."  This is a very nice Ohio officer CDV.--$95.

  10. Nice, clear CDV of Federal General William Rosecrans.  This image is particularly relevant here at Stones River in that General Rosecrans commanded the Federal forces here at the Battles of Stones River.  His CDV is one that you do not encounter as often as many of the others.--$95.

  11. Large 1/4th plate tintype of a seated, Federal soldier wearing a regulation, Federal, nine-button, Enlistedman's frock coat and light blue pants.  The image has several small scuff marks but remains quite clear with practically no emulsion flaking at all.  Larger size 1/4th plate images are considerably rare to find.--$125.

  12. Nice bust shot image of a Federal Officer (likely from Kentucky) taken at "J. C. Elrod's Gallery - 409 Main Street - Louisville, KY."  This is a Kentucky photographer that you rarely see.--$85.

  13. Rare Anthony of New York CDV collage of the Federal leaders of the Army Of The Potomac.  Pictured are Meade - Burnside - Wright - "Baldy" Smith - Hancock - Harren - and Grant.--$125.SOLD

  14. Very attractive bust shot C.D.V. of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston, C.S.A.  This image has a plain reverse with no photographer's stamp.  It's a good solid Reb image.--$150.

  15. CDV of "young" Confederate General  T. J. "Stonewall" Jackson taken during his pre-Civil War "Mexican War" years.--$95.SOLD

  16. Large, 1/4th plate, glass ambrotype of a full standing view Federal Infantry soldier.  He is wearing a 9-button Enlisted man's frock coat, kepi, US beltrig with cross belt and breastplate and has his Springfield musket standing alongside with bayonet in place.  The image has good clarity but is flaking just a little bit in a couple of places.  Although the image isn't in a case, it has full brass matting and glass ready to go into a hard-image case.--$125.SOLD

  17. Large 1/4th plate tintype of a full-standing pose Union soldier.  He is wearing a "4-button sack coat".  The photo has good clarity and remains quite stable with practically no emulsion flaking at all.--Only $125.

  18. Nice, clear, war date, Brady/Anthony New York CDV of Federal Major General Nathaniel P. Banks.  Brady images are among the more sought after Civil War photographers.--$95.

  19. Extremely rare, but unfortunately quite faded, "S. Anderson - New Orleans" CDV of Confederate Cavalry General John Hunt Morgan.  This is a really hard one to get and very unfortunate that it is so faded, but on the bright side - priced right.--$125.SOLD

  20. Very attractive and quite rare to find in complete condition, 1/9th plate, ornate black thermoplastic photograph case.  This is an "Improved Union Case" by "S. Peck & Company".  The case comes complete with patriotic brass matting and glass.  The brass matting bears the logo, "The Union Now and Forever.--$150.

  21. 1/6th plate, fully cased, Ambrotype of a Union soldier.  He is seated and wearing a 9-button frock coat.  The image remains in nice condition with good clarity and hardly any flaking at all.--$150.

  22. Civil War Era CDV of Private John W. Archer of 1st Regiment, Co. B, New Jersey Infantry.  This photograph was taken by Wenderoth and Taylor, Philadelphia, and has a 2 cent revenue tax stamp on the reverse.  This is a full standing view.--$75.

  23. Original Civil War CDV of Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard.  It is an "E. & H. T. Anthony" Photographic Studio, New York image.  This CDV remains in nice condition and is signed, but we are unsure if it is indeed General Beauregard's signature or not.  The signature is positively written in era-old brown ink.--$150.SOLD

  24. Nice clear, full standing pose CDV of Private David B. Parsels of Co. F, 107th Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry.  This photograph was taken by J. E. Canfield and appears to be an early war photograph.--$75.

  25. Full standing pose CDV of Private George Nash of Co. B, 12th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry.  Private Nash was KIA at Cedar Creek, Virginia, in January of 1864.--$75.SOLD

  26. CDV of Confederate Major General Albert Sidney Johnston.  General Johnston was KIA at Shiloh in 1862.--$89.SOLD

  27. Quite attractive, 6 inch by 9 inch, albumin image of a Federal Lieutenant standing with full equipment in front of a tent scene.  This image remains framed in the original, antique oval frame that it was in when it came out of the New York estate.  The image has some fading due to light, but everything remains completely clear enough to see and recognize.--$250.SOLD

  28. 1/6th plate, Ambrotype of a seated, Union Corporal wearing an Enlistedman's 9-button frock coat.  The image has good clarity but is just a little bit darker than what would be optimum.--$150.

  29. Excellent condition, excavated, brass matting for a 1/6th plate ambrotype or tintype.  This matting was recovered by Wayne Tucker from a Confederate camp located near Mobile, Alabama.  We have displayed the matting with a photo of Gen. N. B. Forrest housed in a glass display case.--$35.SOLD

  30. Rare to find, CDV of Gen. William T. Sherman with "C.G. BRUCE & PRESTON - AUTHORIZED ARMY AND NAVY WAR CLAIM AGENTS" on the reverse of the card.  Various businesses during the Civil War and immediately following paid to have their advertisements on the reverse of famous Civil War personality CDV's.  This example remains in very nice, complete condition.--$55.

  31. Pair of Civil War Era Victorian Age ladies in classic 1850 - 1860 "off-shoulder" gowns.  I believe that these two ladies are likely sisters in that they have similar facial traits.  Both gowns are exquisite.  One of the images is backmarked, "J.W. Molton - Artist - 214 Essex St. - Salem, Mass".  The other is backmarked, "C. Seaver, Jr. - Photographer - 27 Tremont Rd. - Boston".--BOTH IMAGES--$48.

  32. Very nice condition CDV with waist-up pose of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard.  This CDV has a quite rare "Brady's National Portrait Gallery" backmark.--$195.

  33. Group of four Civil War/Victorian Era ladies.  Three of the four pictures are ambrotypes, two of which are ruby.  There is one tintype.  These images go from a young five-year-old girl to a 30-ish lady, and then to two elderly ladies.  I find the style of their clothing very interesting.  All four images--$125.

  34. Very nice condition, fully cased, ruby ambrotype of James Ewing Thompson who lived from February 2, 1820, to July 1907.  During the Civil War, James Thompson served as a courier for Confederate General John Cabell Breckenridge.  This image was purchased from a family estate sale in Swoop, Virginia, in 1998.--$295.SOLD

  35. Rare stereo card of a "Rice - Raft" with black plantation hands floating rice straw down the creek headed for Charleston.  Rice and rice straw was one of South Carolina's most valuable productions during the Civil War Era.  For over 200 years, there have been prolific rice fields all along the low land reaches of South Carolina.--$95.

  36. CDV of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, fresh out of a Winchester, Virginia estate.  This is a shoulder and head view with his three General's stars clearly visible.  The image has no backmark.--$295.SOLD

  37. Quite rare to find, a full length seated view of a Confederate soldier.  The image has nice clarity and is out of a Maryville, Tennessee estate.--$275.

  38. Nice condition, empty, original 1860 era, C.D.V. photograph album which will hold 50 C.D.V.'s.  This album would be perfect to display your Civil War Era C.D.V. collection in.--$65.SOLD

  39. Nice, clear, Civil War date CDV of Confederate President, Jefferson Davis.  This is a head and shoulders view without backmark.--$150.

  40. Nice, clear, wartime CDV of Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard.  This image has the rare backmark of "G. W. Minnis - Photographic Gallery - Richmond VA".--$195.

  41. Very rare original Civil War era C.D.V. of Confederate Gen. J. E. B. Stuart.--$225.

  42. Quite rare, young Mexican War Era, General Robert E. Lee.  This is a nice, crisp image with a "Charles D. Fredericks & Co. - New York" backmark.--$295.

  43. Large, fully cased, 1/4 plate tintype of a young Federal Infantryman wearing a 4-button sack coat and US belt and buckle rig.  The image has a patriotic backdrop with a red, white, and blue tinted American flag flying.  The original case remains in nice condition.--$195.

  44. Quite rare, "Brady" CDV of Confederate General John B. Floyd.  General Floyd had very little military experience and is credited for dumping the command at Ft. Donelson on General Buckner for surrender.  This is a Confederate CDV that you do not often see offered for sale.--$150.

  45. Extremely rare display including the "Maid of Honor" ribbon for the 1924 UCV Reunion in Memphis, Tennessee, for the Eastern Division of the United Confederate Veterans.  This ribbon was purchased out of the Bradley/Forrest estate in Memphis, Tennessee, around 1970, and with the ribbon is an ambrotype of a Civil War Era lady holding what appears to be a Bible.  This display is going to be an exciting research project for someone.  We believe this young lady could possibly be Marguerite Toutant Beauregard of New Orleans, Louisiana, who was the Chief Maid of Honor at this reunion.  Who is up for this research challenge?--$395.

  46. 1/6th plate, fully cased tintype of a young, Federal Private.  This is a bust view, and he is wearing a 9-button Enlistedman's frock coat.  The image has good clarity and is not flaking at all.--$125.

  47. Fresh out of a Pennsylvania estate sale, crisp, clear CDV of a Federal Lieutenant in a Civil War Era, die stamped, black paper lacquered frame.--$175.

  48. Really pretty little lady's locket that is shaped like a bible and actually opens up and has 4 tiny little gem size tintypes on the pages inside.  There are tintypes of George Washington - Grant - Scott - and McClellan.  The back cover of the locket is not present.  I only get one of these little book lockets about every couple years.  This little locket displays beautifully opened up to the pictures inside.--$195.

  49. 1/6th plate, ambrotype of two seated Union soldiers that look to likely be brothers.  One is wearing a standard kepi, and the other is wearing an earlier Mexican War era hat.  The image is out of an Ohio estate and remains nice and clear.--$150.

  50. Quite rare "From Life" CDV of Confederate Brigadier General Humphrey Marshall.  General Marshall was from Kentucky and was very active during the Civil War Era, both militarily and politically.--$125.

  51. 1/6th plate, tintype of a double-armed, young Union Infantry soldier.  He is wearing his US beltrig with a sideknife stuck behind his belt and his Springfield musket at his side.  This image is in a 1/2 hard case and has very good content, but is unfortunately darker than we would like for it to be.  Even though somewhat dark, it is still a very nice image.--$195.

  52. 1/6th plate tintype of a fully equipped, Federal Infantry Enlistedman.  This is a standing view wearing a 9-button frock coat with US beltrig and cartridge box at his side.  His musket with bayonet stands in front of him.  The photograph is taken in front of a patriotic backdrop with tents, canons, and flags.  The photograph is housed in a 1/2 hard case and remains in good stable condition with no flaking at all.  The only negative is the image is unfortunately darker than what would be ideal.  Even though dark, the image has great content and would be a nice addition to a collection.--$175.

  53. Quite rare "From Life" Anthony CDV of Confederate General Sterling Price.  The image is a bit faded and has been trimmed to fit a 1/6th plate hard case.  It may not be in perfect condition, but it is definitely one that is hard to come by.--$150.

  54. Very scarce "From Life" C.D.V. of Confederate General John C. Breckinridge.  General Breckinridge was a past Vice President of the United States from the State of Kentucky.  During the Civil War, General Breckinridge was assigned to the Army of Tennessee under Confederate General Braxton Bragg.  General Bragg accused General Breckinridge of being in a drunken state at the Battles of Stones River and Missionary Ridge and thereby contributing to Confederate defeats at these sites.  This is a Brady-New York image.--$195.  SOLD

  55. Quite rare to find "from life" C.D.V. of Confederate General Gideon Johnson Pillow.  Well known for surrendering Fort Donelson to General Grant.--$150.

  56. 1/6th plate, fully cased ambrotype of a young Union Private.  The image has some fading, but in good light, is all completely visible.  In the back of the case is written "August 10, 1862, age 23".  This is a seated pose, and he is wearing an enlisted man's 9 - button frock coat and also his kepi.--$150.

  57. Fully cased, 1/9th plate, tintype of a young Federal Soldier.  This is a bust view, and he is wearing an early war style military jacket.--$125.

  58. Full standing view of a Federal Cavalry officer wearing his nine button officer's frock coat with Lieutenant shoulder straps, a Model 1851 cast brass Eagle sword belt rig, and his maroon officer's sash is visible at his side.  In addition, he has a Model 1860 Light Cavalry saber cradled in his arm.  This is a quite large 1/4 plate image in a 1/2 hard case.  There are a couple small scuff marks on the image, but it is in overall good condition.  It is really hard to find a big 1/4 plate armed Cavalry image.--$250.

  59. Beautiful condition original "Carbon Studio" albumin of Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard.  The image measures 4" by 6" and was published by "M. Miley and Son - Lexington, VA (Michael Miley)."  It remains in absolutely perfect condition.--$295.SOLD

  60. bgratzbrown.JPG (38860 bytes)Civil War Era CDV of Benjamin Gratz Brown.  B. Gratz Brown was a well known Civil War Era legislator from Missouri.  Brown is most well known for his extreme - near radical anti-slavery position.  A rather scarce CDV to find.--$48.

  61. brigshields.JPG (29799 bytes)brigsheildsrev.JPG (37807 bytes)CDV of Federal General Jas. Shields.--$48.

  62. corporal1.JPG (80029 bytes)corporalclsd.JPG (94675 bytes)corporalrev.JPG (86173 bytes)Fully cased 1/6th plate tintype of a young Federal Corporal.  This is a seated outside camp view with his Corporal stripes clearly visible.  The case is a very cool Union Patriotic with the eagle and shield on both sides.--$275.
  63. unioncase.JPG (52121 bytes)unioncasecls.JPG (50374 bytes)unioncaseclsd.JPG (80897 bytes)unioncaserev.JPG (83045 bytes)Nothing less than "Drop Dead" mint beautiful 1/9th plate gutta percha "S. Peck & Co. - Improved Union Case".  If you have a killer 1/9th plate image - Here is a case worthy of it.--$150.
  64.  unioncase.JPG (66572 bytes)unioncasecls.JPG (76244 bytes)unioncasebk.JPG (55756 bytes)Quite rare hanging style ornate gutta-percha case for a 1/6th plate tintype or ambrotype.  It is an "Improved UNION CASE" with an "1859" patent date.  When this case came out of the estate sale some of the corners were chipped, and I have had them professionally restored.  Perfect for your "extra nice image.--$150.
  65. Very nice condition "E. & H. T. Anthony" backmark C.D.V. of "Maj. Gen. J. Bankhead Magruder".--$65.
  66. Nice clear Civil War era C.D.V. of "Little Mac" and his wife.--$85.
  67. Fully cased 1/6th plate tintype of a standing Federal Cavalry Trooper.  He is wearing his kepi,  his Model 1851 sword belt rig,  and has his cavalry saber standing right in front of him.  Nothing really fancy about this guy - Just your typical Federal Cavalry Trooper ready to mount up.--$275.
  68. Nice clear "from life" full standing pose of a young Massachusetts cavalryman.  Crisp backmark of "AB'M Fisher - Photographer - 89 Washington St. - Boston"--$69.
  69. Collection of 5 CDVs and one tintype.  This grouping includes two Civil War soldiers - two Civil War era clergy - and two Span-Am. War soldiers.  There are a variety of different backmarks including a rare San Francisco, Cal. one.--$175. for the entire collection - That's less than $30. per image.
  70. forrestprint.JPG (71374 bytes)Beautiful and tough to come by 1973 print of General Nathan Bedford Forrest that was done by the Sons of Confederate Veterans over 30 years ago.  The print is BIG measuring 24 inches by 30 inches before framing and is absolutely breathtaking once it's matted and framed.  I seldom get these in anymore.--$89.
  71. 1/6th plate ambrotype of a young Union soldier seated with who I would guess to be his younger brother from his look and his age.  Both are seated, and the soldier is wearing a frock coat and his kepi.  The photo has nice clarity but is not in a case.--$115.

  72. CDV engraving of Commodore Nutt and Minnie Warren.--$45.

  73. 1/6th plate tintype of a young Union private.  This photo is in a half case, and the young soldier is seated wearing a 9-button enlistedman's frock coat and also has on his kepi.  The photograph is clear and not flaking at all but is just a little dark.  This photo is out of central Ohio, and there is a 34 on his hat.  I would guess this young fellow is a member of the 34th Ohio Vol. Inf.  This is a neat little picture at a very affordable price.--$150.

  74. Bust view CDV of a salty old Union veteran.  This old fellow looks serious enough to have seen it all.--$50.
  75.  1usinfantryman.jpg (27856 bytes)1/6th Plate tintype of seated Union Infantryman.  He is wearing a 9-button Federal enlistedman's frock coat...coat is open showing his military vest beneath ...this photo is in nice condition and quite clear -it is a little bit dark however. $125.
  76. 1860s-1870s vintage CDV of a young Union musician.  The musician's lyre is clearly visible on his cap.  There is a light crease from an old bend across the top of the photo.--$50.

 

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