one that you do not see every day. This
is a Reunion Medal from the 24th Reunion -
SPANISH - AMERICAN WAR (1923). Is there
anyone out there who collects this era
rare medal and ribbon celebrating "50th
Anniversary of the First Battle," held at
Manassas, Virginia, July 21st, 1911. It
remains in superb condition.--SOLD
brass cased blessed Virgin Mary pocket shrine.
It is my understanding that these small, brass
cased shrines have been carried by soldiers of
the Catholic Faith through many eras and wars.
I do not have a clue how to tell one era from
the other on these small cased religious
shrines. So, whatever the era -- $48.SOLD
nice condition, floral pattern, 1840 - 1850
era, brass powder flask of the exact type that
was brought from home by many young
Confederates at the beginning of the Civil
War. This flask has a nice, aged patina
with practically no dents at all and will be
an excellent addition to your Confederate
cased, apothecary scale with an embossed eagle
on the outside of the case and original
weights and pans intact on the inside. I
have been told that these cased scales were
used both in the medical/apothecary
application and also were used around the
early gold mines.--$295.
in out of the local area, .58 cal., leather
cartridge box that has the small construction
pin holes indicating Confederate manufacture.
The box also has a rare one piece cartridge
tin felt by many to be Confederate. On
the box is an upside-down US cartridge box
plate often worn by Confederates to read "SN"
(Southern Nation). The box remains quite
pliable with the closure tab, both iron roller
buckles, and the two belt loops on the reverse
all remaining intact. This will be a
nice addition to someone's Confederate
beautiful condition, intricate 1840 era, 8
inch brass powder flask. This was just
brought in and is a very typical type that
many young Confederates left home with for the
Civil War in 1861.--$195.
"Drop Dead Beautiful" condition on this COLT
MARKED brass revolver powder flask. This
would be a KILLER museum type compliment for
your pretty condition Model 1849 COLT POCKET
beautiful, scalloped pattern, musket size, 8
inch powder flask with a beautiful, rich,
aged, bronze patina and of the type carried by
many young Confederates when they first left
home for the Civil War.--$150.SOLD
condition Federal regulation Model 1858 9-ring
Bullseye canteen complete with stopper, chain,
and linen sling. It is maker marked "J.
Hall - Rohrman - Philadelphia" on the pewter
spout. Every Civil War collection should
have a nice regulation "Bullseye
condition, small, cased, Civil War bleeder.
The case remains in excellent condition with
the military Eagle embossed on the outside
cover. The spring still remains strong
on the bleeder, and it still works perfectly.
This will make an excellent addition to any
Civil War medical display.--$150.SOLD
leather Civil War era Pistol cartridge box
correct for .44 cal. revolver ammunition.
The box remains in nice condition with pliable
leather, and is only missing the tip of the
leather closure tab. This would be a
perfect compliment to display with your .44
cal. Colt or Remington Army revolver.--$175.
condition "Dann 1863 Patent" Camp Folding
chair. This will be an excellent
addition to your Civil War Camp Scene
condition, non-excavated, complete set of
Cavalry hat insignia. The crossed sabers
has all four attaching loops intact, and the
"F" and "1" also have the attaching loop
intact. The group comes displayed in a
rare non-excavated intricatly detailed Civil
War Officer cast brass "Eagle Head" spur.
This artifact is from the private collection
of Civil War author - Charlie Harris's
condition original unissued red Federal
Artillery Hat Cord. A very nice - yet
inexpensive, addition to your Civil War
War era brass powder flask of the exact type
carried off to the Civil War by many young
Confederates in 1861. This flask came
out of a local estate, and has a beautiful,
rich, never cleaned aged patina.--$95.SOLD
condition, 1961 era, set of cast iron,
President Lincoln bookends.--$45.SOLD
condition, non-excavated, regulation, cast
brass, Federal Cavalry spur. The rowel
will still spin and is ready to strap on a
cal., Model 1864, Federal cartridge box.
The box has the embossed, oval US on the
outside flap and has both belt loops intact as
well as leather closure tab and both iron
roller buckles. Every Civil War
collection should have an original cartridge
condition, Civil War, leather, cavalry carbine
boot. This device was used to keep the
barrel of the cavalry carbine stable while
riding. Without this cavalry boot to
keep the carbine restricted, it would have
been flying all over the place when riding at
rare, mid 1800's era, dental forceps for
extracting teeth. I had to go to the
dentist this morning for a crown, and I'm sure
glad I didn't see this thing coming my way.
I have also, through the years, heard that in
certain situations, this instrument was also
used for recovering bullets. I wouldn't
want to be on the receiving end of that use
condition gilt embroidered Federal 4th
Regiment Cavalry insignia. Literally is
in nice enough condition to sew back on a
beautiful condition, private purchase, cast
brass, Confederate used cavalry spur.
Over the years, we have recovered several
spurs of this type, and every one has come
from Confederate Cavalry sites. This
example has a rich, aged patina and a large,
handcrafted, copper rowel that was made from a
coin. A small portion of the original
leather boot attachment strap remains with the
brought into the shop - A COOL - COOL "Upside
Down" U.S. belt rig with an excellent
CONFEDERATE MANUFACTURE cap box. It was
a common practice among Confederate soldiers
due to lack of actual Southern made supplies
to wear a captured "U.S." belt rig upside down
turning it into a "SN" (Southern Nation).
This is a beautiful example of just such a
Southern adapted belt rig and the C.S.
manufactured cap box is a very nice example.
I will pass along family name to the buyer.
Over the years I have run into several
cartridge boxes with the upside down plate as
well.--$950. (With the value about equally
divided between the U.S. belt rig and the C.S.
made cap box)SOLD
1864 Federal .58 cal. cartridge box with the
original "over the shoulder" leather sling.
The cartridge box remains pliable with the
original .58 cal. cartridge tins still intact.
The leather sling is slotted for an eagle
breastplate, but there is no evidence that
there was ever one there. The entire rig
is in overall solid, pliable condition.--$895.
rare to find now- Original COMPLETE Civil War
era Springfield leather musket sling correct
for Model 1855 - Model 1861 - and Model 1863
Springfield rifled muskets. If you have
a nice, original Springfield musket - here is
an original leather sling to take your musket
to a museum level display.--$295.SOLD
nice condition, small leather, Federal
percussion capbox, marked "Sickles & Co, St.
Louis MO". Closure tab - both belt loops
- and some of the original wool remains
intact. "Missouri" marked Civil War
leather accouterments in nice condition are
very rare to come by.--$195.SOLD
scarce complete non-excavated St. Louis
Arsenal tin spout canteen with original
butternut cover - sling - and chain and
stopper. The canteen shows clear
evidence of campaign wear from actually being
carried. Every Civil War collection MUST
HAVE a nice original canteen. St' Louis
canteens are known to have been carried by
both North and South.--$425.SOLD
- RARE - RARE Regulation CONFEDERATE
MANUFACTURED, brown leather, ID'd, CS
Percussion capbox. This box was carried
by J. E. Amoes of the 38th Arkansas Volunteer
Infantry. This Confederate capbox has
every feature that a Confederate collector
loves to see. #1 - it is hand stitched
brown leather construction, #2 - it has a
classic Confederate lead finial, #3 - it has a
single wide belt loop on the reverse, and #4 -
it is boldly ID'd across the face of the box.
This is a "Museum of the Confederacy" quality
CS artifact that you will rarely see offered
for sale in this era.--SOLD
condition, non-excavated, cast brass, "Rooster
Neck" Federal regulation Cavalry spur.
This is fresh out of a Central Ohio estate and
couldn't be nicer. It has a rich, aged
patina with original rowel intact and will
condition original Civil War leather cavalry
saber/sword knot. These were used just
like the ones used today on snow skis so that
if your saber is knocked from your hand - You
are NOT S.O.of L. If you have a nice
Civil War cavalry saber - here is a compliment
to make it museum level.--$425.
condition gilt embroidered Federal 1st
Regiment Cavalry insignia. Literally is
in nice enough condition to sew back on a
condition, small, leather, Federal percussion
cap pouch. The pouch has both belt loops
intact, original inner flap, brass finial, and
has a very old, brown ink tag that says, "This
cap pouch was given me by Samuel Brady.
It was given to him by James 'illegible due to
water damage' who carried it in the Civil
War." The last few words are difficult
to make out due to water stain.--$150.SOLD
private purchase style spur that we often
excavated from Confederate Cavalry campsites.
The spur remains in nice, stable condition
with the original rowel still intact and will
small size, drum style tin canteen. This
canteen came out of the local Middle Tennessee
area and is believed to have been Confederate
carried. The size is so small that I
suspect it might have carried something other
than water. The canteen's appearance is
much like a standard tin Confederate drum
style canteen, except it is about 1/2 the
rare, non-excavated, Civil War Era, pewter
medical syringe. We have excavated
several identical syringes from the Union and
Confederate 1862-1863 winter camps here.
They were used for irrigation and for spraying
powders. This example is identical to
the one pictured in
Medical Instruments and Equipment of the Civil
War, by Dr. Gordon Dammann. This
will make an excellent addition to someone's
Civil War medical display.--$275.
nice condition original Civil War Cavalry
Carbine "Bore Brush". This will make a
very nice compliment to display with your
Civil War carbine display.--$69.
nice condition, original die stamped, brass
crossed cannons, Federal Artillery hatpin.
All four attachment loops remain intact on the
reverse, and the pin has a pleasing,
uncleaned, aged, bronze/brown patina.--$195.
of a Rhode Island Cavalry Trooper displayed in
a Civil War Era, military motif frame.
With this photo, came a perfect condition,
Federal cross sabers cavalry hatpin with all
four attachment loops intact on the reverse.
It is very possible that this is the actual
cross sabers hatpin being worn in the
photograph.--$450 for the grouping.
condition, non-excavated, officer's shaving
mug. I have recovered a number of these
exactly like this mug from 1863 Union and
condition, Civil War Federal Infantry
Officer's gilt embroidered bugle hat insignia.
You won't find a more perfect, nice
condition, Model 1855, .58 cal., Federal,
leather cartridge box. The box remains
quite pliable with the original lead-filled US
cartridge box plate (with a rich, aged, bronze
patina), and the two original cartridge tins
remaining intact inside. The brass
finial, leather closure tab, and both belt
loops all remain completely intact as well.
This is going to make a very nice addition to
someone's Civil War collection.--$650.
brought into the shop earlier today.
Nice condition regulation Federal small
leather percussion cap box. The box is
faintly "Baker" maker marked on the inside
flap and has a beautiful gilted Federal Eagle
"I" button affixed on the outside flap.
Really a pretty one.--$185.
condition, United Confederate Veteran
"Delegate" badge from the April 25, 1906,
"U.C.V." Reunion at New Orleans,
condition, early battlefield pick-up,
Confederate, cast-brass, private purchase
spur. The spur has a rich, never
cleaned, aged, bronze patina with a large iron
rowel remaining completely intact. This
is a really nice C.S. used spur.--$295.SOLD
condition, non-excavated, stamped brass,
"Hardee" hatpin. The pin remains in near
perfect condition with both attachment loops
remaining intact on the reverse.--$175.SOLD
unusual reunion ribbon. This is a gold
Civil War Reunion Ribbon from the "Cavalry
Corps Association". This is a fairly
rare ribbon as I have only had a couple other
of these over the years.--$65.
little Reunion badge and ribbon with a
suspended gilted brass stirrup indicating
Cavalry of course. The unit and event date
would have been in the cross bar, but has
fallen out somewhere along the way. A
cool little Cavalry ribbon and a fun research
nice condition, leather cartridge box by "J.
Davy & Co. - Newark NJ". An excellent
item to display with your .44 cal. Colt
revolver or your .44 cal. Remington revolver.
The box remains very pliable with very little
flaking at all.--$295.
brass, top bar to a "G.A.R." (Grand Army of
the Republic) ribbon and bar. There are
fragments of the original ribbon on the back
of the bar. This was found in the attic
of a Civil War Era Ohio home and has a rich,
never cleaned, aged patina.--$38.
non-excavated, pair of brass, Federal,
enlistedman's shoulder epaulets. The
epaulets are completely intact with both
attaching tabs underneath as well as the
brass, sew-on clips to attach the epaulets to
the uniform. If you have a nice Federal
shell jacket or enlistedman's frock coat,
these will be perfect to complete your
display.--$375. for the pair.
Federal, Model 1858, smooth type canteen with
original butternut colored wool cover and
original stopper with chain. The cover
on this canteen is considerably nicer than
most with only one or two small moth holes.
Every Civil War collection should have a nice
scarce, circular, celluloid, Delegate badge
from the "Grand Camp C.V. of VA" held at
Pulaski, Virginia, October 11th - 13th, 1899.
This badge has the unusual motif of the
Confederate battle flag crossed with the State
Seal of Virginia flag. The badge is
backmarked "Whitehead and Hoag". This is
a Virginia badge that you will not often
nice condition, non-excavated, stamped brass,
Federal Infantry bugle hatpin. Displayed
with the bugle is a small, stamped brass, 1/2
inch Company letter "G". They are
displayed in much the same way they would
appear on a Federal Kepi.--$135.
mint condition deck of Civil War "Great Mogul"
playing cards. This set is the rarer
blue in color. The wrap remains perfect,
and the original seal has never been
near mint condition, complete deck of "Great
Mogul" Civil War playing cards. This is
the red deck. This deck remains in the
original wrapper, and the tape seal has never
even been broken. This will be a museum
quality addition to someone's Civil War
condition non-excavated "Military Mofif" brass
pistol powder flask. This flask is
approximately 6 inches tall, and would be
perfect to display with a Colt Pocket Model or
Navy Model revolver. The flask has never
been cleaned, and has the prettiest rich, dark
bronze aged patina that you could ever hope
condition, non-excavated, stamped brass
"Hardee" hatpin. These were worn to hold
up one side of the Model 1858 Hardee hat.
This example is in nice condition with one of
the small brass loops remaining intact.--$175.
condition, non-excavated, large size, die
stamped brass number "5" regimental hat
number. The pin retains the small loop
on the reverse for sewing it onto the
condition original bone handle Civil War era
3-prong fork and dinner knife. Perfect
for a camp scene display and exactly what
would have been in a typical Civil War
Soldier's knapsack.--$50. for both
condition large size stamped brass Civil War
hat letter"K". It really is hard to find
a "K" in perfect shape with no damage and the
loop on the back still intact.--$85.
condition non-excavated regulation U.S.
cavalry "hi-port" bit. This bit was
lightly plated a few years back and until
fairly recently was actually STILL BEING USED.
You couldn't ask for a nicer example, and the
plating could easily be removed if desired.
Cross bar and both cast brass "U.S." rosettes
nice condition, crossed sabers, dye stamped
brass, Cavalry hatpin. This is the
pattern with the closed hole in the hand guard
and is the rarer version to come by. The
hatpin has solder marks on the reverse, but
the wire loops are not present.--$250.SOLD
1858 regulation Federal 5-ring "Bullseye"
canteen complete with original butternut cover
- stopper - chain - and linen sling. The
canteen has a few small moth holes in the
cover, but the canteen is otherwise quite
nice, complete and stable.--$395.SOLD
condition non-excavated highly gilted, false
embroidered 1850 era stamped brass Artillery
Officer's hat pin. Absolutely perfect
with all 3 attachment wires remaining
Civil War packet containing five 10-second
artillery fuzes. This packet was
produced by Frankford Arsenal and is dated
1863. I have been very tempted to light
one, but have resisted the urge.--$95.SOLD
condition non-excavated 1840 - 1850 era die
stamped brass spread wing eagle hat divice.
This example is mint with both wire attaching
loops remaining perfectly intact.--$250.
COMPLETE, "1863" date .58 cal. U.S.
Springfield lockplate - hammer and all
internal parts. This lockplate works
perfectly and is ready to drop into a
condition, non-excavated, Federal Cavalry
Officer's cast brass spur. This spur
started out as a standard regulation Federal
"roosterneck" cavalry spur. A jeweler
has finely stippled the spur over the entire
outside body of the spur. This would
have been privately contract done by the
individual soldier. The original rowel
remains intact and spins freely.--$195.
dead beautiful example of a non-excavated
heavy cast brass cavalry spur of a style
that we often recover in Confederate 1863
Cavalry camps here. This style spur is
sometimes called a "Richmond Arsenal
Variant" and sometimes referred to as a
"Private Purchase". I actually
recovered a twin to this one a while back in
the camp of Starnes Confederate Cavalry
located near Altamont, TN. You will
not see a finer example.--$375.
purchase heavy cast brass spur with a crude
"Eagle Head" rowel holder. Most of these that
I have seen recovered have been from
Confederate sites. The spur is perfect with
it's original rowel intact.--$275.