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  1. Very 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.

  2. Very 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

  3. Quite 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

  4. Original 3 leg cast iron cooking pot of the exact type that many soldiers prepared their food in when in the field and in long term camp.  You can tell this pot has prepared many a meal.  A wonderful addition to any "camp scene" display.--$85.SOLD

  5. Nice condition, cased pair of Civil War enlistedman's brass shoulder scales.  These were worn extensively by Federal enlistedmen during the first two years of the Civil War.  By the last two years of the war, many had been discarded, and we recover far fewer of these from late war campsites.  This set is displayed in an attractive, walnut display case.--$295.SOLD

  6. RARE - 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

  7. Beautiful 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 still spin.--$89.SOLD

  8. Nice quality regulation Federal cavalry carbine cartridge box correct for the Sharps - Starr or any number of the other Federal carbines.  This will be a wonderful compliment to accent your carbine display.  It is both "Wilkinson" Maker Marked and "U.S." inspector marked and still retains the original wooden cartridge block inside.--SOLD

  9. 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.

  10. Nice condition gilt embroidered Federal 1st Regiment Cavalry insignia.  Literally is in nice enough condition to sew back on a kepi.--SOLD

  11. Very nice condition Model 1858 Federal Bullseye Canteen complete with butternut cover - linen sling - and stopper.  The linen sling is complete, and the wool cover is intact and complete on one side, and worn through to the tin canteen on the other side from long marches rubbing back and forth on the soldier's side.  The pewter spout has a "Rhorman - Phil." mark.  Every Civil War collection should include a nice original canteen.--$395.SOLD

  12. Nice 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

  13. 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.

  14. Non-excavated, 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 size.--$150.SOLD

  15. Quite 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.

  16. Very nice condition hand crafted Confederate over-the-shoulder pistol cartridge box rig.  This rig is out of a central Georgia estate, and consists of a revolver cartridge box hand stitched to a heart shaped leather pad with a leather over the shoulder sling much like what I have seen on Confederate haversacks.  The sling is secured by a typical Southern iron roller buckle.  This will be a museum grade center-piece for your Confederate Cavalry Display.--$1,150.SOLD

  17. Absolutely perfect condition, early battlefield pickup, cast brass, regulation, Federal Cavalry spur.  This spur was picked up near the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, and has a rich, aged, brown patina, and the original rowel remains intact and will still freely spin.  This spur remains as nice as the day it was issued.--$95.SOLD

  18. Original, patented, brass musket capper.  This device was designed to make capping a Civil War musket a quicker and easier task.  Although they did receive some Civil War distribution and use, the device never received wide spread distribution.--$125.SOLD

  19. Original, 12 foot, maroon, Civil War Officer's sash.  The sash remains in good condition with bright, vivid color and all the original tassels intact.  It does have a few scattered, small holes from mothing but can be wrapped in such a way that the small moth holes will not be visible..  If you have an original Civil War frock coat, this will be the perfect accent to achieve a museum presentation.--$650.SOLD

  20. 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.SOLD

  21. Nice condition, small, leather, Federal percussion capbox.  This box is marked with the large “U.S.” on the outside flap and is maker marked “Jewell, Maker, Hartford” on the inside flap.  The box has original wool, pick, and original percussion caps still intact on the inside.  The closure tab remains intact but is becoming a little weak.  Both belt loops remain intact and strong on the reverse.--$225.SOLD

  22. Excellent condition Civil War era candle snuffer.  This is out of a local estate and is believed to have been carried by one of their Confederate ancestors in the Civil War.--$48.SOLD

  23. Nice condition Civil War era Whiskey Flask of the type often carried by Civil War Officers (both Union and Confederate).  The pewter cap and drinking cup remain in nice condition, but the leather cover that was originally covering the glass is no longer present.  Perfect for display in a camp scene exhibit.--$95.SOLD

  24. A partial set of Civil War era Dominos in the original wooden container.  This was a favorite game for soldiers to pass time around camp and will display nicely in a camp scene display.--$125.SOLD

  25. 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.

  26. TREPHINE - CONICAL CROWN.  The Trephine is a type of combination drill and saw that is used in medical operations of the skull to relieve inner cranial pressure due to hemorrhage.  These were used quite often during the Civil War, and a similar device is yet used today.  This example has a solid, metal handle which suggests it is just after the Civil War Era.  It remains in nice condition, and I suspect would still work perfectly today.  Volunteers???--$150.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.SOLD

  30. 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.SOLD

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

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

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

  35. 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.

  36. .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

  37. 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.SOLD

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. 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.SOLD

  53. 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.

  54. 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

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

  60. 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.

  61. 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.

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

  64. 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.

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. 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.
  68. 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.
  69. 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.

  70. 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.

  71. 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.
  72. 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.

  73. 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.
  74. 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.
  75. 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.
  76. 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.
  77. 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.
  78. Mint condition original unissued "red" Federal Artillery hat cord for the "Hardee Style Hat".--$45.
  79. 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.
  80. 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.
  81. 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.

  82. 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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