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  1. Beautiful condition, yellow piping, Federal Cavalry Shell jacket.  The blue color remains bright and vivid with virtually no fading at all.  The yellow piping remains 100% intact, and the yellow color also remains bright and vivid.  It is a size "2" as is marked in the cream white sleeve liner.  All buttons remain perfectly intact.  This is a Cavalry Shell jacket nice enough to be on display in any museum in the country.--$3,450.

  2. Very nice condition, small leather, Federal percussion cap pouch.  The pouch is maker marked, "W. H. Hipple, Philada.".  The leather remains soft and flexible with both belt loops, closure tab, brass finial, and inner flap all completely intact.  It is becoming more and more difficult to find good, solid, complete Civil War percussion cap boxes.--$165.

  3. Quite rare and in beautiful condition, Civil War, baked hard rubber (thermo plastic), US Navy soap dish.  The container itself and the Naval motif remain in perfect condition.  If I remember correctly, at one point in time, there was a mirror in the top.  If that were the case, it is not present.  I have only had a handful of these over the last 40 years.--$195.SOLD

  4. Quite rare, non-excavated, 1863 date, Wilmott patented musket tompion.  The tompion remains in very nice, complete condition with the original leather washer still intact.  Every so often, we recover one of these in mid to late war Federal Infantry camps here in Tennessee.--$95.

  5. Excellent condition, non-excavated, stamped brass, officer's gilted, false embroidered Infantry hatpin.  The pin retains nearly 100% bright gold gilt, but is missing the two attaching loops on the reverse.--$225.

  6. Very nice condition, soldier's two part pewter travelling pocket mirror.  The original mirror remains intact and in very good condition.  I have recovered quite a number of the pewter mirror cases from 1862 - 1863, both Federal and Confederate camps here in Middle Tennessee.--$95.

  7. Extremely rare and in near mint, perfect condition, Civil War regulation issue, over-the-shoulder Pioneer Brigade axe cradle.  In over 40 years, I have had only a handful of these, and this is the most perfect one I have ever had.--$695.

  8. Relic condition, early battlefield pick-up, Model 1858, smooth type, Federal tin canteen.  The canteen is in stable condition but is missing the sling straps and has a couple of small holes rusted through.  It will display very nicely.--$115.

  9. Bone handle, non-excavated, Civil War soldier's pocket knife as sold by many Suttlers.  The pocket knife has a hoof pick for the horses, a cork screw, and a regular knife blade.  Originally, there was a second knife blade, but that blade is broken.  There is a silver, Federal shield inlaid in the side of the bone handle.  I can clearly see why knives of this pattern were so popular with Civil War soldiers.--$175.

  10. Original, unissued, yellow Cavalry hat cord for the Hardee style military hat.  The cord is yellow in color and has never even had the strings clipped around the tassels.  The yellow Cavalry hat cords are generally considered the most sought after color.--$85.

  11. Nice condition, "United States Naval Yard - Boston," marked leather naval fuse pouch.  The pouch remains in nice, pliable condition with a crisp "USNY - Boston" mark on the inside.--$195.

  12. Very nice condition Confederate manufacture wooden drum style canteen complete with original Confederate "over the shoulder" roller buckle leather sling.  This canteen was a captured "War Trophy" and was taken home to Ohio where it has been for the past 150 years or so.  Both the canteen and the original leather sling remain in very nice condition.  ADDITIONALLY it is apparent that the canteen got clipped with a bullet right on the very edge curling the iron band to the rear and shattering the wood immediately underneath.  The Confederate soldier's initials "HC" are carved into one side of the canteen, and an old brown paper label is on the other.  I can BARELY see that the label once actually had writing on it, but it is long gone now (unless you have some super cool technique for bringing it out.)  This is a beautiful, super rare and well preserved Confederate artifact just loaded with mystery and intrigue.--$2,650.SOLD

  13. Quite scarce to find complete "1860 DATE" Niles Patented Hard Rubber collapsible drinking cup.  The cup is complete and still works just as it did 150 years ago.  The date and Niles mark on the top is as crisp and sharp as it was 150 years ago.  Civil War soldiers really liked these and I have had numerous soldier letters praising them.  This is going to be a very nice addition to someone's Civil War display.  There is only one small chip to the hard rubber, and that is around the base.--$195.SOLD

  14. Very nice condition, Civil War Era, folding lap desk of the exact type carried by many Civil War officers.  The original writing surface remains 100% intact, and we are including a nice hand-quilled, 1848 date document for display with the desk.  This artifact is quite ornate and displays with a museum type presence.--$195.

  15. Quite rare and in very nice condition, 6" black G.A.R. Mourning Ribbon from Wilson Post #134 Mifflintown, PA.--$150.

  16. Massive and beautiful, 9" GAR "Black Mourning Ribbon".  This ribbon is from the E. B. Townsend G.A.R. Post #100 -- Bloomfield, Iowa.  This ribbon is nothing short of a work of art, and I really don't encounter a large amount of Iowa artifacts.--$150.

  17. Beautiful condition gilt officer's sword knot.  Perfect to finish off that pretty Civil War Officer's Sword.  Completely correct for either Union or Confederate Officer's sword.--$295.SOLD

  18. Excellent condition pair of United Confederate Veteran, circular, metallic button/pins that are for the benefit of the "Home for Confederate Women".  This motif is written encircling the Confederate Battle Flag.  One of the two pins is backmarked, "Lucke Badge & Button Co., Baltimore MD".  Both buttons remain in excellent condition with pins intact on the reverse.--$45 each, or both for $75.

  19. Absolutely mint, beautiful condition, non-excavated, die struck, brass Hardee hat pin.  This pin remains in perfect condition with all three attachment hooks intact on the reverse.--$150.SOLD

  20. Very rare and in mint, beautiful condition, Federal Staff Officer's hat pin, consisting of a gilted ornate, stamped brass wreath with an intricate die struck and silvered, script "US" on black backing in the center.  All attaching wires remain intact on the reverse.  It has been several years since I've had one of these.--$395.SOLD

  21. Very nice condition, early production, very tall, Federal blue forage cap.  The cap remains sound as can be with just a few scattered small moth nips.  The original leather chin strap remains intact with both kepi buttons and an original, stamped brass, Infantry French Horn hat insignia.  The verbal ID. on this hat is to "Private John Haven - Co. D - 124th IND. VOL. INF."  It appears that he was at both the Battles of Franklin and Nashville.  Head gear this nice rarely comes along any more, and this will make a museum grade addition to any collection.--$3,450.SOLD

  22. Rare set of very hard to obtain Enfield musket related parts.  The first item is a scarce Enfield nipple protector with original chain and also original leather pad for the hammer.  There is also an excellent condition Enfield musket rear sling mount and a perfect condition brass top mount to an Enfield bayonet scabbard.  In addition, there are two excavated Enfield projectiles, one cone base and one plug base.--$125 for all.SOLD

  23. Beautiful condition, gold filled GAR membership lapel pin.  This pin belonged to Henry J. Devoe who was a member of Company G, 1st Michigan Engineers.  Henry Devoe was in numerous campaigns and entered the service on 10-23-1862 at Hillsdale, Michigan, as a private.  He was promoted to Corporal on 1-1-1864, and to Sergeant on 11-1-1864.  Henry was eventually mustered out of service on 9-22-1865, while at Nashville, Tennessee.  Gold filled GAR membership lapel pins are very rare to come by.--$275.

  24. Beautiful condition, original, non-excavated, stamped brass, Federal, Infantry Bugle hat pin.  This insignia has a nice, aged patina and has both attachment loops intact on the reverse.  Just an overall excellent example.--$95.

  25. Beautiful condition non-excavated bright gold gilted United Confederate Veterans medal from the April 26 - 28, 1910 U.C.V. Reunion held at Mobile, AL.  The medal remains completely intact with the attaching pin on the reverse still there.--$95.SOLD

  26. Drop-dead beautiful condition, long pattern, maker marked, Federal carbine snap swivel.  There is absolutely no pitting, and the deep, crisp maker mark reads, "O.E. North & Co New Haven CT".  This will be a beautiful compliment to display with your Civil War carbine collection.--$150.

  27. Very nice condition, Model 1855, Federal .58 cal. cartridge box complete with original lead-filled, brass cartridge box plate and original cartridge tins remaining inside.  The box remains pliable with closure tab, both roller buckles, and both belt loops remaining intact.  Every Civil War collection should have a nice, complete cartridge box with plate and tins.--$495.SOLD

  28. Absolutely beautiful, non-excavated, "SUPER INTRICATE" patriotic, gem size, stamped brass photo case.  The case has a spread wing Eagle with stars above on one side and a raised shield with wreath and stars on the reverse.  In 40 years, I have only had three or four of these.--$350.

  29. Beautiful example of Confederate "Prisoner of War" art.  This was recently brought in by a local family, and according to family hand-me-down information, was carved by an ancestor while in a northern prison camp.  This artifact started out as one block of wood, and the round balls were carefully carved from the solid wood interior of the artifact.  It is hard to imagine the countless hours of meticulous carving it took to create the artifact.  This fine artistic "Prisoner of War" artifact would be an excellent addition to any Civil War Collection no matter how advanced.--$375.

  30. Beautiful condition, original "GAR" hat wreath with silver GAR letters mounted in the center.  The original attaching wires remain intact on the reverse.  There is also a pair of GAR motif brass cufflinks, all presented in a glass display case.--$55.SOLD

  31. Absolutely stunning, drop-dead beautiful condition, fully embroidered gilt thread, Federal Officer's Infantry Bugle hat pin.  This is one of the most beautiful condition gilt embroidered hat pins that I have seen in ages.--$295.SOLD

  32. Beautiful shadow boxed grouping consisting of the Southern Cross of Honor awarded to 1st Sergeant Pollard Wood, Co. B, 13th Virginia Infantry Regiment.  And with the Southern Cross of Honor is a Cross of Military Service awarded to Pollard Wood's grandson, 2nd Lt. Daniel P. Wood, for WWI service as a U.S. Army aviator.  This is a family with tons to be proud of.--$525 for the entire display.SOLD

  33. Pair of non-excavated spurs that date the late 1800's Indian War Era.  Both spurs --$48.

  34. Very nice condition, non-excavated, matching pair of cast brass Cavalry spurs of the style used on Southern plantations and often recovered from Southern Cavalry camps.  This matching pair has original leather straps and buckles intact.--$250.SOLD

  35. Small display containing three items from a Central Texas estate sale.  One item is a one-piece 1840 Mexican War Era coat size Eagle Militia button, and a second coat size pewter, floral, 1840 Era button, and most importantly a silver medal made from an early 1800's silver coin with a castle affixed to the face.  The castle, of course, generally relates to "Engineers".  There is also a silver cross bar with the Texas Star.  All three items -- $195.

  36. Beautiful gilted, 1916 UCV (United Confederate Veteran) reunion medal and ribbon.  This medal and ribbon is from the 1916 United Confederate Veteran reunion held at Birmingham, Alabama.--$150.SOLD

  37. Nice condition pair of Civil War Era "sniper or sharp shooter" glasses.  Glasses of this type were very popular during the Civil War Era and earlier for competition sport shooting and were carried over into the Civil War and used by Civil War sniper sharp shooters.  The glasses remain in very nice condition and could perfectly well still be used today.--$89.

  38. Relic condition, Model 1864, .58 cal., Federal cartridge box.  The box remains pretty much complete, but unfortunately, the stitching has separated in some areas.  Even though in some areas the stitches have come apart, the box displays quite nicely and is bargain priced at less than many Federal cap boxes are priced.--$125.

  39. Excellent condition UVC watch fob with enameled Confederate Battle Flag from the 42nd Reunion of the United Confederate Veterans.  Both the leather and the metal itself remain in excellent condition.--$195.

  40. Extremely rare, tiny U. S. Grant Presidential Ferrotype.  The image holder and pin on the back both remain perfectly intact.--$195.

  41. Beautiful condition UCV commemorative medal from the 1915, 25th annual reunion of the United Confederate Veterans, held at Richmond, Virginia.  This quite ornate UCV medal has a side view silhouette of General Robert E. Lee inside a red, white, and blue enameled Confederate Battle Flag.  The pin remains in very nice condition with the attachment device intact on the reverse.--$175SOLD.

  42. Lower portion of a "Southern Cross of Honor" that I had brought in out of the local area a couple days ago.  Occasionally the top bar which contained the area for the soldier's name turns up loose.  You would then have a complete Southern Cross of Honor at a fraction of its normal price.--$85.SOLD

  43. Beautiful condition, souvenir tin canteen with pewter spout from the 26th Grand Annual Encampment at Washington, D.C. - 1892.  This example remains in near perfect condition with the original cord and even the original stopper and chain.--$275.

  44. Nice condition and extremely rare C.S. Arsenal Manufacture purely Confederate produced brown leather percussion cap box.  This was brought into the Dalton, GA. Civil War Show by a North Georgia family.  The box remains pliable and has the classic CONFEDERATE LEAD FINIAL - and CONFEDERATE SINGLE WIDE BELT LOOP ON THE REVERSE.  Pure Southern cooking right here, and will be an excellent Museum Grade addition to your Confederate display.--$1,150.

  45. Beautiful condition, inscribed, "Southern Cross of Honor".  This Cross of Honor has a beautiful, aged, bronze/brown patina and is inscribed to "W. M. Hannah" who is William M. Hannah of Company "I" 41st Tennessee Volunteer Infantry - C.S.A.  The 41st Tennessee Infantry was involved in almost every hard-fought battle of the Army of Tennessee.  William M. Hannah was captured at Ft. Donelson on February 16, 1862, and was held at Camp Morton, Indiana, as a Prisoner of War.--$595.

  46. Excellent condition, un-inscribed "Southern Cross of Honor".  When these medals were given out to Southern soldiers, they were un-inscribed, and it was up to the individual soldier to have his name inscribed into the name plate area.  Some Southern soldiers did just that while many others simply took their Southern Cross of Honor home, put it in a drawer, and it never got inscribed with their name.  This example is complete with a rich, aged patina.--$250.

  47. Very nice estate grouping belonging to Kirke Moses of the 30th Regiment, Maine Volunteer Infantry.  The grouping consists of a signed CDV of Kirke Moses and two CDV's of his wife, two extensive "Muster Roll" like regimental documents, and most importantly, a beautiful silver pocket watch belonging to Kirke Moses with a Civil War soldier engraved on one side and a fort scene engraved on the other.  The engraved silver pocket watch is one of the prettier ones I have seen.--$895 for the entire estate.

  48. Beautiful, non-excavated, gilted, matching pair of Civil War Officer eaglehead spurs.  This beautiful pair of eaglehead spurs is out of the well known Civil War author, Charlie Harris's personal collection.  The intricacy of the detail on this pair of spurs is a near work of art.--$975.

  49. Nice condition, leather sword knot, correct for the 1840 or 1860 Model Cavalry sabers.  This would be an excellent compliment for your nice condition Civil War Cavalry saber.--$350.

  50. Nice condition Regulation Issue 6-inch diameter Confederate tin drum canteen.  This is the pattern that has one smooth side and one convex side.  The canteen is out of a North Georgia estate, and still has its original cork.  Also. there is writing, or a soldier's initials cut into the flat side of the canteen with a pinknife.  This would be a Museum Grade addition to your Confederate display.--$695.SOLD

  51. Excellent condition, non-excavated, Company letter "I", stamped brass hat insignia.  The insignia remains in excellent condition with the attachment loop intact on the reverse.--$48.

  52. Very colorful "GAR" Reunion ribbon from Post #349, Boston Mass.--$45.

  53. Nice condition, standard "GAR" Membership Badge.  The badge has a nice, aged patina and displays well.--$65.

  54. 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.

  55. Very nice condition, 1961 Centennial era, high quality, embroidered - three piece construction -Confederate Battle Flag.  The flag remains new in the box, and in the past 50 years has taken on a pretty aged tone look.  (Guaranteed to be totally politically incorrect!!)--$75.

  56. Excellent condition, circular, United Confederate Veteran pin picturing the Stars and Bars Confederate Flag, the Confederate Battle Flag, and the Confederate Third National Flag.--$45.SOLD

  57. Beautiful condition, very ornate, 8 inch, game scene, brass powder flask.  Flasks of this type were very popular with sportsmen in the South at the time of the outbreak of the Civil War.  Many young Confederate volunteers left home for the war carrying the family fowling rifle and "game scene" brass powder flask.  This example is fresh in out of the local area and has an intricate game scene and a rich, aged, uncleaned, bronze patina.--$175.

  58. Huge, non-excavated, Eagle hat device.  Judging from the style attachment clips on the reverse, I suspect about 1880's era.--$45.

  59. Civil War Era, civilian horse bridle of the type that many young Confederates who left home with their own horse to join the Confederate Cavalry.  We often recover the "raised heart" rosettes of this type in early war Confederate Cavalry camps.  I personally recovered a heart rosette identical to the one on this bridle from the 1862 camp of Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry.  This Cavalry bridle was found hanging in a Civil War Era log outbuilding here in Middle Tennessee and will make a very nice - yet inexpensive compliment to your Confederate Cavalry display.--$195.

  60. Excellent condition, non-excavated, 3/4 inch size, regimental hat numbers, 4 and 6.  Both hat numbers retain the original loops for sewing on on the reverse.--$75. for both.

  61. Quite scarce, US Navy marked, Federal percussion capbox.  The box is marked, "USN" in an oval on the outside flap and is maker marked, "E. Metzger - Philadelphia" and is inspector marked, "H. H. Hartzell - US Ord. Dept" on the inside flap.  The box remains complete with both belt loops, closure tab, and finial all intact.-$195.

  62. Extremely rare, Confederate manufactured waist belt with a brass frame style buckle and a Confederate manufactured, single wide belt loop pattern, percussion cap box.  Both the belt and cap box show typical service wear but remain quite pliable and complete.  Confederate manufactured belt rigs this nice rarely surface anymore.--$1,950.

  63. Very nice condition, non-excavated, set of Federal Enlistedman's brass epaulets.  Both epaulets actually show wear from service and have a pretty, uncleaned, aged, bronze patina.--$350 for the set.

  64. Quite attractive, 8 inch, 1840 - 1850 era copper/brass powder flask.  Many young Confederates left home for the Civil War in 1861 carrying the family fowling rifle and a powder flask much like this one.  This is a "Hawksley" marked flask and remains in very nice condition.--$85.SOLD

  65. Unusual, 1850 era, "cylindrical", brass powder flask.  Far more powder flasks of the era were of the classic "bag" style than the cylindrical design.  This would make an excellent display compliment for one of the single shot pistols of the era.--$125.

  66. Excellent condition Civil War "Peace Flask".  It has a rich aged patina and is marked "N. P. Ames - 1838".  The seams remain perfect all the way around.  This is a GEM !!--$550.SOLD

  67. Absolutely beautiful Civil War era 8 inch brass powder flask of the exact type carried by many young Confederates when they first left home for the Civil War.  The flask has an intricate game scene with a dog and pheasants.  This is guaranteed to add a nice touch of class to any Civil War display.--$175.

  68. Nice little display of Civil War artifacts found while cleaning out an old antebellum home here.  The artifacts appear to be C.S. related as the display includes (1) Confederate Flag "UCV" reunion pin (2) two non-excavated .69 cal. musket balls typical of what the C.S. was using here (3) two brass musket percussion caps (4) two sew on shirt buttons that look to be made from Oyster shells.--$65. for the entire display

  69. Nicely 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.

  70. Absolutely 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.

  71. Small 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.

  72. Beautiful 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 glass case.--$395.

  73. Excellent condition original unissued red Federal Artillery Hat Cord.  A very nice - yet inexpensive, addition to your Civil War Artillery display.--$48.

  74. Excellent 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 a gallop.--$85.

  75. Quite 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 either!!!--$79.

  76. Absolutely 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 spur.--$295.

  77. Model 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.

  78. Nice 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.

  79. Non-excavated, 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 spin.--$150.

  80. Very 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.

  81. Very 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.

  82. CDV 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.

  83. 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.

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

  85. 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.

  86. 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.

  87. 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.

  88. 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.

  89. 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.

  90. 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.

  91. 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.

  92. 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.

  93. 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.

  94. 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.

  95. 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.

  96. 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.

  97. 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.

  98. 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.

  99. 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.

  100. 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.

  101. 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.
  102. 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.
  103. 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.
  104. 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.

  105. 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.
  106. 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.
  107. 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.
  108. 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.
  109. 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.
  110. Mint condition original unissued "red" Federal Artillery hat cord for the "Hardee Style Hat".--$45.
  111. 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.
  112. 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.
  113. 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.

  114. 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.

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