Home About Us For Sale Buying Shows Museums New Show Shipping Contact Us
For Sale- --  Click on Any Picture to Enlarge!
18TH and 19TH Century American Wars
SA-1488  Rare Medal Group for a member of the 71ST New York Volunteer Infantry who fought at El Caney and San Juan Hill in Cuba. Spanish War Campaign Medal numbered 211 with engraved name across back. Cuban Occupation medal numbered M. No. 1754, New York Spanish American War numbered 10274 and War With Spain Campaign Medal numbered M. No. 495. Only one of these medals is traceable via serial number, the other medal roles do not exist. The 71ST was instrumental in the capture of the Spanish block house on San Juan Hill and fought side by side with the Rough riders. $725  ON HOLD
SA-1487  Very scarce Mansfield and Lamb Cavalry Saber with original scabbard. Blade is gray and mottled. Handle lacks its leather wrap and wire, easily repaired. Scabbard has been painted black. A scarce Civil War sword. $395
SA-1486  Small War of 1812,  Naval Dirk. Approx 9.5 inches overall. Leather scabbard with Pewter throat, missing drag. Flaking to scabbard. Diamond shaped blade.  $225
SA-1485  Pre Civil War gaming carved horn cup and dice. One crack to cover as shown. $75
SA-1484  Very nice Civil War enlisted Frock Coat with original Corporals stripes. This fine coat is of a very nice displayable size, somewhere between a 38-39 chest. Collar has been lowered as was commonly done in the field to increase comfort. This is why the collar trim is missing on the top edge. This can be seen in many period photographs. The body of the coat is excellent overall with just a series of  holes in the skirt as shown. These were repaired many years ago, and could be made to be far less visible, with the aid of a cloth conservator. This would vastly improve this area. A few scattered moth bites on the back and one slightly larger hole on the reverse of the collar. Enlisted frock coats are rare in any condition, but one with original rank insignia is extremely rare. Don't miss this one. $6495

SA-1483  Revolutionary War period American Bayonet scabbard with frog. Scabbard measures 13 inches. Obviously missing a bit off the bottom. Scabbard is sewn to the frog. Frog was sewn to a buff leather waist belt. Just a fragment of which remains. $595
SA-1482  Spanish American War Campaign Medal. Rim numbered. $90
SA-1480  13TH Coast Artillery Regiment paper and photo grouping. $90
SA-1476  Very Rare, Spanish "Knapsack Flag" of the 30TH Regiment, which served in Puerto Rico during the Spanish American War. These flags are frequently confused with regimental flags, but were actually issued to each man. They were great sources of pride and were carried where ever the Soldier was. In barracks they were used as shelf covers. In the field they were sometimes worn as bandanas or hung in camp. In death they were used to cover the face of the Soldier at burial. This one appears to have a bullet hole in it. Some scattered stains as shown. Very nice item. Approx 30 x 30 inches. $925

SA-1472  Spanish Sun helmet device. Very nice condition. $125
SA-1471  Scarce New Hampshire Civil War Document to a Corporal in the 5TH New Hampshire Volunteers. He joined in 1861 and then was killed in action in June of 1862 at the battle of Seven Pines. $255
SA-1470  Confederate Tin Canteen. Very typical for the wide variety of these state and locally produced items. This version is 6.5 x 2 inches and has a metal cap instead of a cork. I am sure these were usually lost and replaced with cork. Missing one sling loop. This one was carried for a LONG time and shows the wear of campaigning. $595 $SOLD$

SA-1468   Great reunion ribbon for the 10TH New Hampshire. $55
SA-1467  NH Veterans 20TH Reunion ribbon. $55
SA-1466  1860 patent marked container for water filter hose also used for snuff/ tobacco. $90
SA-1465    Rare Cartridge Box with original waist belt!! This rare cartridge box is in excellent condition. It's belt is closed by a coin button. It appears that there were originally 2 buttons. There is also the original pick and chain hanging from the box flap. Excellent condition overall. $655 
SA-1462  Fantastic 38TH Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry escutcheon. Wonderfully hand painted with rank and corps badges. His name and photo appears at the bottom. Some foxing and light staining. He was captured and taken Prisoner by the Confederates in April of 1863. 20" x 25". $245

SA-1461   Fantastic 5TH Rhode Island Volunteer Artillery patriotic roster. Also lists all their battles and engagements. Some foxing and light staining as typical. One repaired tear which goes through the eagles left wing. 24" x 28". $195
SA-1460  Choice 8TH Massachusetts framed patriotic roster. Exc condition overall. 20" x 24".   $125
SA-1459  Fantastic Spanish American War grouping for a member B Company of the 4TH Wisconsin Volunteers. Includes tunic, trousers, overcoat and cape. Interestingly the Soldier decided to wear 4 different Corps badges on his collar and is shown in several photos wearing them. Also present is his very rare "USV" waist belt with State buttons. There are over 36 Veterans ribbons and medals and his boxed Spanish War Service Medal with matching numbered box and his Wisconsin Spanish War Campaign Medal and more. His regimentally stenciled canteen and haversack are present along with his canvas leggings. There is also a very interesting giant key, walking stick with stenciled USWV reunion information. He is shown marching in a parade using this walking stick. Lots of post War and veterans paperwork. This unit did not make it overseas, which is very typical of all Span Am Units but is remarkable complete. This will display wonderfully. Condition is overall excellent with just a few scattered moth nips. $2095

SA-1455    Fantastic Western "Cowboy" hat. Very wide brim with bound edge. Dates to about 1890. Fantastic cap. Light soiling, a couple of moth dings. $595
SA-1453  Rock Island Arsenal marked leather repair kit with awl, needles, punch and backer, tacks and awl wrench. $120
SA-1452  Spectacular Confederate, Georgia Arsenal Type IV bowie knife. Just enough use and wear. These bowies were made from files brought in from England. Condition is excellent overall. When I purchased this bowie the tip was broken off and it was professionally repaired. Rare knife, seldom seen. There are lots of "maybe" Confederate Bowies, but Arsenal Types are definitely Confederate Wartime Products. $4350
SA-1450  CA. 1820 Massachusetts "Tar Bucket" leather helmet. Good solid condition overall. Visor is slightly bent, but leather is pliable so it can be reshaped. $895
SA-1446  Spanish American War Souvenir badge. $40
SA-1445  Fantastic 3RD Virginia Volunteers Campaign hat. Great ink decoration with patriotic motifs, names and places. Great hat. $1895
SA-1443  Spanish American War Officers Model 1895 uniform, made in 1898 for the Spanish American War. This Officer was in the 5TH Massachusetts between 1898-1899. Jacket is in excellent condition, Trousers have moth damage to the crotch. $425
SA-1440  Spanish American War-1908  period cotton US Marine Corps tunic in choice condition. $525
SA-1439  CA1800 carved Powder horn with wonderful American Eagle as well as a full standing horse in full relief. $145
SA-1435  Very nice 1870s, double belted waist belt as used on the frontier. $250
SA-1434  Cast iron Civil War musket with "12TH NH Vols" cast into the butt of the musket. The musket would have been painted gold when created in the 1880s. Sometime in the 1960s-70s someone painted it. These were given out at a reunion of the 12TH NH in the early 1880s. Approx 12 inches in length. $125
SA-1433  Great painted satin banner for the 4TH Massachusetts Infantry, Company "A" on its original pole. Approx 2.5 feet square. Would have hung in an armory. $250
SA-1430  Rock Island Arsenal marked leather repair kit with awl, needles, punch and backer, tacks and awl wrench. $120
SA-1425  Civil War Artillery Gimlet. This rod would be shoved into the touch hole, after the gun is loaded to pierce the powder bag to facilitate the fuse. $75
SA-1422    Indian Wars lead filled Artillery Kepi badge. $65
SA-1417    Spanish American War 8TH Cavalry  hat badge. $40
SA-1416    Spanish American War 8TH Cavalry, Troop A, hat badge. $40
SA-1413  Civil War Unit History  for the 14TH New Hampshire Volunteers. $110
SA-1412   Spanish American War gray leggings with wool linings- State contract. $55 
SA-1408  Fantastic New England powder horn. Excellent original condition. Dates anytime between between 1775 and 1840, so can be used for a variety of exhibits. $125
SA-1407    Fantastic New England powder horn. Excellent original condition. Dates anytime between between 1775 and 1840, so can be used for a variety of exhibits. $90
SA-1405    Fantastic New England powder horn. Excellent original condition. Dates anytime between between 1775 and 1840, so can be used for a variety of exhibits. Three initials cut into the end. $155
SA-1404    Fantastic New England powder horn. Excellent original condition. Dates anytime between between 1775 and 1840, so can be used for a variety of exhibits. $80
SA-1400    Choice Civil War bayonet with scabbard. Scabbard is the variety with th ebuff leather hanger. Some very light scuffing. Grades and 8 out of 10. Really a nice set. $450
SA-1397  I believe this is a captured Spanish Pouch. Can't find a reference to this specific pouch. It may be an Artillery fuse pouch. $130
SA-1395  Spanish American War Officers Sword Belt. Good condition overall. One split to the loop that hold the buckle in place. Otherwise a nice belt. $250
SA-1393  Philippine Insurrection campaign hat band worn by members of the 51ST Iowa upon their return to the US. Rare. $90
SA-1392  Tiffany and Co. bronze 10 year Service medal for 10 years of service. $65
SA-1391  Span Am 50TH Anniversary Medal. $45
SA-1390  Spanish American War Officers belt buckle. $50
SA-1382  Spanish American War Pumpkinseed canteen in choice condition. Name is lined out otherwise almost unissued. $225
SA-1379  Model 1886 US Navy Jumper for a Sailor who served on multiple ships during the Spanish American War and Philippine Insurrection with original silk scarf. These are incredibly rare to find in any condition. The bottom edge is not ragged, it is cut in a toothed pattern. It does have some mothing as shown and could use some restoration. A very tough item to find. $345
SA-1375  Fantastic 1812-30 militia cartridge box about a 58 caliber, 24 hole tin sleeves. $495
SA-1372  Model 1872 Artillery Sword. Foreign import blade. Wonderful etched blade. Overall excellent condition. $345
SA-1369  War of 1812 Cheese box Canteen. Missing the thin leather shoulder strap loops. Nice solid canteen. $325
  SA-1362  Set of (2),  8 x 10 cabinet cards of Spanish American War Troop Ships. Not sure which they are. Needs research. $65
SA-1361 Fantastic set of Revolutionary War documents for a Soldier who fought for 3 years in the service of the Continental Army in the Second Battalion of Connecticut Line Unit, turning over pay due to him to someone to whom he owes money in September of 1780. Revolutionary War paper items are scarce but to find three items from the same Soldier is almost impossible. $395
  SA-1359  Model 1899 US Marine Corps Dress Tunic. Good condition overall. 1910 dated. $395
SA-1355  Scarce Spanish American War Bowie Knife, made by Collins and Co for the Cuban and Spanish market. Great condition overall with great original scabbard. Has some tiny holes in the horn grips, otherwise exc. $495
SA-1353 Rare Boxer Rebellion Unit Photo (13.5 x 16.5 inches) of Company L of the 14TH just returned from the Boxer Rebellion, also known as the China Relief Expedition. 

During 1900 the 14th Infantry Regiment was deployed to China to help put down the Boxer Rebellion. The 14th was the spearhead in winning a victory over the Chinese army at the Battle of Yangcun. At the Tung Pien Gate in Peking, the regiment was taking heavy fire and was unable to effectively engage the enemy. To counteract, volunteers were called for to scale the wall and lay down suppressive fire from the better vantage point while the rest of the regiment followed. Corporal Calvin P. Titus, a band member and chaplains assistant from E Company, volunteered, and with rope slung over his shoulder scaled the wall and laid down the suppressive fire that allowed more and more soldiers behind him to follow.

For his actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor as well as receiving an appointment to West Point. For their conduct of the operation, the 14th Infantry Regiment was rewarded by the Chinese government a large amount of silver bullion which was later fashioned into an ornamented punchbowl with matching cups and other dinnerware that is still kept in 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment headquarters. $250


SA-1351  Model 1878 US Army Blanket bag in choice condition with original leather shoulder straps. Rock Island Arsenal marked. Spanish American War period. Seldom seen in such clean condition. $210
SA-1347  Very nice Civil War enlisted Mans Artillery Shell Jacket. This was the standard uniform jacket for enlisted artilleryman during the majority of the War. After the War many of these ended up being sold as surplus, some being used in theaters for plays. These frequently have been tailored or modified. In this case we have a jacket in excellent overall condition, with just a few visible flaws. The red trim has 2 small areas on the collar which have been replaced. There are also 2 small "pillows" on the rear which support the sword belt which are replacements. Lastly the complete lining has been removed. Overall bright and clean showing no abuse or insect damage. A fantastic Civil War uniform that won't "break the bank". $1495

SA-1350  Private purchase Spanish American War campaign hat. Brownish tint, non regulation without vent holes on the side. Nice Corps badge. $450
SA-1346  Very scarce Spanish American War captured Spanish knapsack flag. These were carried by all Soldiers in Cuba, PR and the Philippines during the Spanish American War. Some were regimental flags others were Spanish coats of arms. Tough item to find. $595

SA-1345  Scarce Spanish American War Experimental/ Field Trials Canteen/ Mess Kit. These were initially developed during the Spanish American War but were not adopted. They continued to be offered as private purchase items through WW1. This one was from the estate of a Spanish American War Soldier. Part of the strap was replaced with leather as shown, in the period. $255
SA-1344   Choice Civil War Canteen. Wool cover is excellent overall showing just minor use and soiling. Appears to have the number "111" applied, possibly for a New York, Ohio or Pennsylvania. Cloth shoulder sling in excellent condition. $425
SA-1342   Fantastic early Spanish American War Veterans Welcome banner from Pittsburg, PA. Hand painted sign on very light cotton. Looks to be pre-1910. Approx 10 feet in length. Great condition with original ties. $595
SA-1341  Very scarce Spanish American War manual for the Springfield Rifle, Springfield Carbine and Army Revolver. Choice condition. 1898 dated. $150
SA-1340  New York National Guard, NCO Manual from 1905. Good condition overall. $50
SA-1329 Spanish American War captured Spanish bayonet scabbard and frog. Very scarce. $225
SA-1327  Pre Civil War Militia Ammo Box. Would have had a shoulder strap with buckles like the classic Civil War boxes. Great hand hut regimental monogram, "CR". Dry and stiff, some threads popped as shown. Tin liner. $145
SA-1319   Very scarce Model 1893 Officers Tunic with Lt. Colonels rank on the sleeves. This short lived design was only used between 1893-1895. Tunic is in good condition with the exception of one "L" shaped repair to the right arm. $425 
SA-1315  Scarce 1905 dated holster for the 38 revolver. Choice condition overall. $245
SA-1312  19TH Century Sword Belt Designed to look like a much earlier piece. Possibly fraternal. $95
SA-1309   Rare set of Spanish American War unit stencils for the 8TH Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.  On January 7, 1899, the 8th Massachusetts began its service abroad, steaming for Cuba. It arrived three days later. In Cuba, it served as part of the occupation force on the island. The unit would continue in this role until April 4, 1899, when it began its trip home to the U.S., arriving on April 9, 1899. One appears to be made specifically for canteens and the other for haversacks and other equipment. Local Boston maker. It appears the stencil was held in place by a clamped frame on top of the object to be stenciled and then they stencil brush was used. Can be shipped with or without frame. $195
SA-1306  Civil War Veterans Grouping. Includes GAR hat badge, Boston GAR Encampment badge and Patriotic Order, Sons of America"
 membership badge. $125
SA-1308   Circa 1902 Porcelain Army Issue Cup. $80
SA-1306  Civil War Veterans celebrate "Decoration Day", and lay flowers on a Civil War monument. 8 x 10 , Most likely taken about 1915-20. $60ON HOLD
SA-1299  1898 Peace Jubilee in Philadelphia celebrating the Spanish American War victories. $80
  SA-1292    Spanish American War 1ST Pennsylvania Artillery hat badge. $40
  SA-1291   Spanish American War 1ST Pennsylvania Artillery hat badge. $40
  SA-1290  Spanish American War 1ST Pennsylvania Artillery hat badge. $40
SA-1281 Spanish American War "Pill Box" visor cap. Ohio side buttons. $240
SA-1279  Indian War portrait photo, taken at Ft. Yates, North Dakota. $125
SA-1278  Indian War portrait photo, taken at Oklahoma City, Indian territory. $125
SA-1275  Very nice gold painted Civil War canteen with very nice applied Eagle with flag. Most likely in a GAR post at one time. $250
SA-1267  Civil War Pistol Box in excellent condition. $195
SA-1266  Civil War Pistol Box. Well used and worn condition. $90$SOLD$
SA-1254  Civil War St. Louis canteen with sling. Bottle is in very nice condition with the exception of 2 small pin holes at the bottom, barely noticeable. Sling is well used and has some vertical frays and splits but is intact and sturdy. $235
SA-1247  Spanish American War black leather cartridge box with "USM" which stands for "United States Marines". Good condition overall. $325
SA-1244   Civil War bayonet is average condition. Quite a bit of polish, but obvious scattered pitting over large areas. $95
SA-1239   1904 dated Saber straps. Very nice condition. $60
SA-1236  Very scarce miniature canteen for the 12TH New Hampshire Volunteers with original sling. This was part of a set of miniature equipment items. One of which was given out at each reunion. Would have had a label on the front now gone. The collection of 12TH New Hampshire items is from my personal collection and is for illustration purposes only. $95
  SA-1235  18TH Pennsylvania Band. $40
  SA-1234    Spanish American War Cavalry cap device. $45
  SA-1219  Massachusetts Marksman's Medal. $35
  SA-1218 Massachusetts Marksman's Medal. $35
  SA-1217   1911 War maneuvers watch fob. $35
SA-1216  Massachusetts Civil War Officers button. $40
  SA-1213  Spanish American War Officers shoulder strap device. $50
SA-1195   Fantastic 1913 GAR National  reunion ribbon. $35
SA-1160  Scarce Spanish American War 8TH Pennsylvania Volunteers canteen. Nice condition. $195
SA-1158  Spanish American War, "abdominal band" believed to be healthy to wear around the mid section. This one has never been used. $125
  SA-1157  Spanish American War 13TH Pennsylvania Infantry hat badge. $45 $SOLD$
SA-1155  Spanish American War 16TH Pennsylvania Infantry Band hat badge. $45
SA-1153  1870s-80s, Indian Wars 15TH Cavalry hat badge, missing the  pin on the back. $40
SA-1134  Rare Circa 1850s Connecticut Guards tunic. We used the button back marks to date the jacket. They, like many other state units, used throwback style uniforms to show their long lineage. Many of these pre War militia units went to War dressed in these uniform. Very mothed, needing lots of repairs. Named as shown. $595
  SA-1123    Rare Spanish American War Officers collar insignia. These are the periods between the collar letters "U.S.V." Set of 5. $90
    SA-1116   18TH Pennsylvania Musicians cap badge. $30
SA-1107  Spanish American War, 2ND Army Corps medal. $80
SA-1105   Spanish American War 1ST Pennsylvania Artillery hat badge. $45
SA-1104  Spanish American War 1ST Pennsylvania Infantry hat badge. $45
SA-1076  Civil War Pistol box with "National Guard" plate showing post War usage. Needs a good cleaning. $75
    SA-1074  1870s National Guard mounted cartridge box.  Split to rear seam. $65
SA-1067  Original empty box for a Cuban Occupation medal, numbered 8754. $50
SA-1066    Original empty box for a Philippine Campaign medal, numbered 31915. $50
SA-1064  Scarce named Rhode Island Militia Marksma
n's medal from 1903-04. $60
SA-1028  Late 18TH Century wood and bone snuff box. Approx. 3 inches in length. $125
SA-1026  Pre Spanish American War Sword hanger. $95
SA-1018  Civil War Clay Pipe. About 6 inches in length. $50
  SA-1009  Massachusetts Volunteer Militia shooting medal. $50
  SA-1008  Massachusetts Sharpshooter medal, 1889. $65
SA-1007  Mass Volunteer Militia Revolver Qualification, Span Am War period. $65
SA-1006  Massachusetts Marksman medal, 1890. $65
SA-1004  Spanish American War Massachusetts 3RD Class Marksman badge. Named on reverse, missing the pin. $80
SA-989   Spanish American War period sword Straps and hanger. $50
SA-988  Spanish American War period sword Straps and hanger. 5TH Cavalry marked $60
SA-979  Model 1899 tan EM shoulder straps. $20
SA-971  Rare Massachusetts Naval Militia collar insignia. $50
SA-969  Model 1902 Artillery Cord. $50
SA-943  US Spanish War Veterans Commaders badge. $90
SA-942 Spanish War Veterans badge with break to ribbon. $55
SA-916  Spanish American War Commander's breast medal. $85
  SA-859  Musicians cap or collar badge. $20
  SA-830   Rare Faux Embroidered Officers Collar Devices. One device has just one wire. $95
SA-799  Spanish American War Rifle Tool for the Trapdoor. $40
SA-782 Spanish American War Navy Cap Tally from the USS Monongahela. $80
SA-779  Model 1902 Infantry shoulder cords for the blue uniform. $30
SA-772  Philippine Insurrection enamel cup. $70
  SA-501  Scarce "National Guard, State of Maine" service medal. $40
  SA-384   Band Hat insignia. $25
  SA-277  Spanish American War-1902 period Musicians hat insignia. $25
Home About Us For Sale Buying Shows Museums New Show Shipping Contact Us