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MISCELLANEOUS NON-DUG RELICS

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  1. Very nice condition, regulation, Confederate manufactured, cedar canteen.  One side has a very old tag that says, "Confederate Soldier" and has several visible letters carved into the canteen which may be the soldier's name or initials.  The reverse side is plain with a rich, aged patina and also has some letters carved in.  The perimeter of the canteen has old gold paint likely from a UCV Hall.  The canteen has with it an original nice condition Confederate “bed ticking” striped linen sling which is equally as rare to find as the canteen itself.  This is overall about as pretty a Confederate wood canteen as you see.--$1,895.SOLD

  2. Excellent condition, single rank shoulder strap for a Federal Cavalry Colonel.  Civil War straps of this high a rank are quite rare to come by.--$150.

  3. Absolutely beautiful, 7 1/2", rich, aged, never cleaned, bronze/brown patina on this Civil War Era, brass powder flask.  Many young Confederates left home carrying their fouling rifle and brass powder flask exactly like this one.--$85.SOLD

  4. Very nice condition, early 1840 era, maroon officer's sash.  This sash came out of a Southern estate and was almost certainly CS worn.  If you have a Confederate uniform, this compliment will give it a museum level display.--$550.SOLD

  5. Quite scarce to come by, original Civil War, gilt, officer's sword knot.  This would be a perfect compliment to complete your Union or Confederate officer's sword.--$350.SOLD

  6. Very nice condition pair of officer collapsible brass candle holders.  This type candle holder was extensively used when the armies were on the march.  This set has a nice, uncleaned, bronze, aged patina.--$195 for the pair.

  7. Excellent condition, non-excavated, officer's shaving mug.  I have recovered a number of these exactly like this mug from 1863 Union and Confederate camps.--$125.

  8. Absolutely perfect condition, Civil War Officer's, false embroidered, die stamped brass, crossed sabers, Cavalry hat insignia.  The reverse is perfect as well with all four brass attachment loops intact.  We have recovered this exact style hat insignia from both Union and Confederate Cavalry camps.--$395.

  9. Beautiful condition, Civil War Federal Infantry Officer's gilt embroidered bugle hat insignia.  You won't find a more perfect, nice example.--$295.

  10. In the original, nice condition, presentation case with gold gilt inscription "CAPT. C.E. CHICHESTER, S.C. VOLUNTEERS" is Captain Chichester's original Confederate Captain's shoulder straps and his original South Carolina hat insignia with the Palmetto tree.  Captain Charles E. Chichester, 1st South Carolina Volunteers, for a period was commander of Chichester's Company, Branch's Rifle Regiment, Charleston Volunteers South Carolina Militia.  For a time, Capt. Chichester commanded a section of heavy artillery, but being highly thought of, in mid-1862, Capt. Chichester was transferred to help design the defenses of Charleston Harbor.  He was later put in charge of a Confederate Artillery Unit stationed at Morris Island and Battery Wagner.  This is an extremely rare, excellent condition, ID'd South Carolina Confederate offering.--$3,850.SOLD

  11. Very nice condition, original Civil War Cavalry saber leather sword knot.  The leather remains pliable with almost every leather tassel remaining intact.  If you have a very nice condition Civil War Cavalry saber, this is just the compliment to make it into a museum quality display.--$425.SOLD

  12. 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.

  13. Very nice condition, original, Model 1858, smooth type regulation issue, Federal canteen with complete cover, linen strap, and stopper.  This is a museum worthy example, and every Civil War collection should include a nice Civil War canteen.--$425.SOLD

  14. Drop-dead beautiful, museum grade, yellow trimmed, Federal Cavalry Shell Jacket.  This jacket is in near mint condition without a single moth hole and bright vivid colors.  The yellow piping remains completely intact as well as every button.  The liner remains in perfect condition, as well as both sleeve liners.  This is a size "2" and is going to display beautifully on a manican.  You couldn't ask for a nicer example.--$2,850.SOLD

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  16. Just 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.

  17. In forty years, this is one of the most excellent condition, Confederate manufacture, lead finial, single-wide belt loop, C.S. percussion capboxes that I have ever had come into the shop.  The box was carried by Daniel A. Massey of Co. C, 62nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, and I purchased it directly out of his family.  The box still has the original Confederate nipple pick and percussion caps inside.  It would be hard to find a nicer Confederate capbox than this one.--$1,250.SOLD

  18. Excellent condition, United Confederate Veteran "Delegate" badge from the April 25, 1906, "U.C.V." Reunion at New Orleans, Louisiana.--$150.

  19. Absolutely beautiful early Battlefield pick-up cast brass Federal Cavalry Officer's spur with ornate design,  ribs and stippling.  The rowel remains 100 % intact and still rotates freely.  This was an early Brandy Station, VA. find and couldn't really be any nicer.  All you need to do is strap it back on the boot and ride off.--$275.SOLD

  20. Absolutely beautiful condition, non-excavated, regulation issue, cast brass, Federal "grooved back," enlistedman's cavalry spur.  The spur has a rich, aged, bronze/brown patina, literally approaching the patina of an excavated artifact.  The brass rowel remains intact and appears to have been made from a large cent.  You won't see a nicer example.--$95.

  21. Beautiful 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.

  22. Small, 1/2" size, dye stamped brass, Company Letter "I" hat insignia.  This is out of the 50-year collection of Mr. Herbert Harper of Franklin, Tennessee.--$38.SOLD

  23. .69 cal., leather cartridge box recently brought into the shop that is of the pre-Civil War type that carried .69 cal. musket ball or buck and ball ammunition.  The box remains quite pliable and has the US plate removed, which is to be expected considering it almost certainly saw CS service.  This is a typical cartridge box that a Confederate soldier would have carried with one of the early .69 cal, Model 1816 muskets converted from flint to percussion.  This box sings "Dixie" so loud that you need earplugs to even hold it!!--$395.SOLD

  24. Excellent condition, non-excavated, stamped brass, "Hardee" hatpin.  The pin remains in near perfect condition with both attachment loops remaining intact on the reverse.--$175.

  25. Quite 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.

  26. Cool 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 project!!--$50.

  27. RARE KLI 'Keene Light Infantry' militia canteen (circa 1840) as shown and described in Sylvia and O'Donnells classic Canteen.  Reference on page 80. Canteen exhibits just light abrasions to original paint on convex front and and flat back and could easily hold water today. All strap guides solidly in place and the original partial cork stopper remains in place. Canteen measures 4 and 3/4" high and 1 15/16ths" wide. Just a RARE opportunity to own one of the better marked examples from our early American Militia Units from New Hampshire.--$575.

  28. Exceptionally 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.

  29. Stamped 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.

  30. Pristine, 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.

  31. Excellent condition, concentric ring pattern, Confederate manufactured, tin drum canteen.  This was brought in out of a local estate and shows clear evidence of use with a nice, uncleaned, aged patina.  The concentric ring pattern, Confederate tin drum canteen is considerably rarer to encounter than the standard flat style.--$695.SOLD

  32. Beautiful condition regulation issue Confederate tin drum canteen.  I just purchased this out of a North Alabama estate, and you just won't see a nicer one.  Remnants of the old leather sling still remain under the strap holders.--$650.SOLD

  33. Regulation, 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 original canteen.--$295.

  34. Quite 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 encounter.--$150.

  35. Very 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.

  36. Absolutely 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 broken.--$395.

  37. Beautiful, 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 collection.--$395.

  38. Scarce to come by - Very nice condition Model 1855 leather cartridge box for rifled .69 cal. ammunition.  The box remains pliable with both roller buckles - closure tab - both belt loops - large size U.S. oval boxplate - and both .69 cal. cartridge tins.  Perfect to display with your rifled Model 1816 conversion musket, or your rifled .69 cal. Model 1842 musket.  This is a very difficult box to find in nice condition.--$795.SOLD

  39. Beautiful 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 for.--$425.

  40. Nice 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.

  41. Excellent condition, non-excavated, three blade, Springfield combination gun tool.  This model tool is for the 1855 which is much tougher to come by.  If you have a nice Springfield musket, this will make an excellent accessary to display with it.--$75.

  42. Perfect 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 hat.--$48.

  43. Excellent 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

  44. Perfect 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.

  45. Beautiful 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 remain intact.--$225.

  46. Very nice condition, .58 cal., Model 1864 Federal cartridge box.  The leather remains smooth and pliable with hardly any flaking at all.  It is double marked on the inside flap.  Both roller buckles, the leather closure tab, and both belt loops all remain intact.  This would be a quality addition to any Civil War collection.--$450.

  47. Very 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.

  48. Model 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.

  49. Just a good old honest regulation Federal Model 1858 smooth type canteen - fresh out of an OHIO estate sale.  The canteen shows clear evidence of field service with several small service dings and also - with wear to the spout.  Every Civil War collection should have a field carried canteen - just a MUST.--$150.

  50. Beautiful condition non-excavated highly gilted, false embroidered 1850 era stamped brass Artillery Officer's hat pin.  Absolutely perfect with all 3 attachment wires remaining intact.--$275.

  51. Original, 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.

  52. Beautiful 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.

  53. Nice condition, Model 1858, 9 ring, Federal issue bullseye canteen, complete with cover, stopper, and a fragment of the original linen sling.  The pewter spout is maker marked "J. Hall Rohrman, Philad." and has the soldiers initials, "W. A. H." carved into the pewter spout with a pin knife.  The cover is complete and in nice condition, but does show clear evidence of rubbing back and forth on the soldier's side.  Every collection should include a nice canteen.--$350.SOLD

  54. Non-excavated, 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 musket.--$175.

  55. Beautiful 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.

  56. Exceptionally nice condition Model 1864 .58 cal. Federal cartridge box complete with original cartridge tins remaining inside.  The leather remains soft and pliable with both belt loops - both iron roller buckles - and the original leather closure tab - as well as both cartridge tins - all remaining perfectly intact.--$450.

  57. Drop 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.

  58. Private 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.
  59. moldbullet.JPG (65804 bytes)moldbulletrev.JPG (64278 bytes)Single cavity cast brass "scissor type" bullet mold for the "Country Rifle or Picket Bullet".  This is a mold to make bullets for the rifles from home that many Confederates left home for the Civil War in 1861 carrying.  This one looks to be about .36 to .40 cal.  We primarily recover bullets of this type in 1861 and 1862 Confederate camps {but recently we recovered several from a mid-1863 Confederate camp.  Excellent condition.--$150.
  60. Very nice condition Federal Navy leather fuze pouch.  The pouch remains soft and pliable and is marked on the outside flap "Navy Yard - Philadelphia - 1863".  Both the leather closure tab and the leather belt loop remain intact on the box.--$425.

  61. Model 1858 "Bullseye" canteen with original wool cover intact, original stopper intact, and a portion of the linen sling.  The cover is quite sound and looks like it might have originally been blue, with only one or two very small moth holes.  The pewter spout is maker marked "J. H. Rohrman & Co".  No Civil War collection is complete without an original canteen.--$295.

  62. offgrdspur.JPG (58152 bytes)offgrdspurcls.JPG (62506 bytes)Beautiful condition high quality private purchase prewar cast brass cavalry spur of a type that were often brought from home and worn by Southern Cavalry officers during the American Civil War.  Just perfect condition.--$275.
  63. Gilted, two-piece, G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) medal for the 31st encampment held August 22 & 23, at Buffalo New York in 1897.  The medal remains in excellent condition with the attaching pin still intact on the reverse.--$48.

  64. sprwed.JPG (46015 bytes)sprwedcls.JPG (68908 bytes)Beautiful condition non-excavated cast brass Cavalry spur of a style generally recovered from Confederate Cavalry camps and does have similarities to the "Mississippi" pattern spurs.  This style spur is thought to be a privately purchased item.--$275.
  65. offgrdspur.JPG (58152 bytes)offgrdspurcls.JPG (62506 bytes)Beautiful condition high quality private purchase prewar cast brass cavalry spur of a type that were often brought from home and worn by Southern Cavalry officers during the American Civil War.  Just perfect condition.--$275.
  66. sprwed.JPG (46015 bytes)sprwedcls.JPG (68908 bytes)Beautiful condition non-excavated cast brass Cavalry spur of a style generally recovered from Confederate Cavalry camps and does have similarities to the "Mississippi" pattern spurs.  This style spur is thought to be a privately purchased item.--$275.
  67. gardisplay.JPG (68699 bytes)Very nice condition 3 piece "G.A.R." grouping.  The group consists of one excellent condition 1909 PA. G.A.R. ribbon and medal, one 1932 New York ribbon and medal, and one coat size gilted "G.A.R." frock coat button.--$95. for the entire grouping.
  68. convribbon.JPG (28776 bytes)convribbonhstn.JPG (67881 bytes)Delegate ribbon for the 1890 TEXAS STATE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION held in HOUSTON.  Scarce ribbon - but fragile in some areas.--$45.
  69. canteenwostpr.JPG (52072 bytes)Model 1858 Federal "Bullseye" canteen with original cover.  It was recently purchased out of a North Georgia estate sale and has a "Philadelphia" maker's mark on the pewter spout.  You can clearly tell from the wear pattern on the wool cover that this canteen was actually carried.--$295.
  70. Mint condition original unissued "red" Federal Artillery hat cord for the "Hardee Style Hat".--$45.
  71. garmirror.JPG (52651 bytes)garmirrormrk.JPG (78380 bytes)garmirrormason.JPG (68058 bytes)garmirrornote.JPG (60965 bytes)Beautiful hand carved, and IDed  {"GAR" and "Mason"} mirror and frame.  The family brought this in yesterday and it's really, really nice.  The mirror belonged to John H. Blount of McKean, PA.  There is an old note on the mirror as well as a current note from the family.--$195.
  72. patrioticovers.JPG (15641 bytes)Group of three unused Union patriotic letter covers.  One is a nice 6th Massachusetts Regimental, and one has a Negro slave motif.  All three are in excellent condition.--$75. for all three.
  73. implekitopn.JPG (48462 bytes)implekit.jpg (80114 bytes)implekitrev.JPG (74890 bytes)implekitmkr.JPG (106334 bytes)Small folding leather surgeon's field kit made by Stevens and Son, London, and containing eight instruments, including a folding bleeder.  The instruments are all metal rather than bone or ivory handled indicating it is an 1880 to 1890's era kit.  Not Civil War, but will be an attractive addition to an early medical display.-- Only $125.

  74. usonbelt.JPG (48606 bytes)Absolutely beautiful condition UNISSUED large size arrow hook style "U.S." oval waist belt plate on it's original brown buff leather waist belt with the original brass keeper intact.  This rig looks exactly as it did when they were issued 150 years ago.--$595.
  75. largetin.JPG (27498 bytes)Excellent condition Civil War era soldered seam circular bread tin.  This is a huge 12" tin and would be a fine addition to any Civil War tin ware collection or perfect to accent a room with Civil War decor.--$65.

   

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