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18TH and 19TH Century American Wars
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. $395
SA-1706 "William Becket & Co." with carved handle and custom sheath, sewn with very fine copper wire. Possible  Indian Trade Knife or Western Theater blade. Great for 1870s-80s Indian war display. $345
SA-1759  Rare oversized study on uniforms of the American Revolution with 50 color plates, published in 1926 for the New York Historical Society. Charles Lefferts actually painted the 50 studies for this volume as well as wrote the descriptions. This volume had a 1 time print run of 500 copies, which this is the 220TH. The plates typically sell for $20 each, so the plate value alone is $1000. They seldom come up for sale and few are left. A black and white small version was produced in the 1970s, but it nothing like this. This one priced at $295
SA-1758  Model 1816 bayonet. Very good condition overall. $100ON HOLD
SA-1755   Civil War, Company grade, Army Drum. Drum body is in good condition, 1 hoop is in exc. condition, the other is broken and needs repair. One drum head is also present. Classic drum as used by almost all state units during the Civil War. $295
SA-1753  Model 1872 Hagner Belt set up for Palmer brace system. $295
SA-1752   Model 1872 Hagner belt. Good condition overall. $210
SA-1749  Ca. 1904 Officers belt, buckle and sword hangers. One hanger strap is missing. $125
SA-1746  West Point Furlough Banquet yearbooks for 1906 and 1908. $100 pr.
SA-1745  Phenomenal Civil War Portrait photo of a member of Company B of the 13TH New Hampshire Volunteers showing off the signature badged kepi of men of New Hampshire. Crystal clear and in choice condition. Image is approx. 2.25 x 2.75 inches. $495
SA-1744  Spanish American War black leather cartridge box with "USM" which stands for "United States Marines". Good condition overall. $265
SA-1741  Very rare Officers shoulder "wing" obtained from the family of War of 1812 Officer, Captain Christopher Gould in the 1970s. No research has been done. $550
SA-1738  1836 Massachusetts Militia Manual. Very good condition. $125
       
SA-1737   1840 Massachusetts Militia Manual. Very good condition. $125
       
SA-1736   Civil War box for Artillery Primers, embossed, "100 Friction Primers". Scarce. $320
       
SA-1735  Pair of Artillery/ Cavalry enlisted shoulder scales WITH THE KEYS!! $240
       
SA-1734  Civil War Shaving Mirror with information of when and where it was made. $125
       
SA-1732  1873 dated oil painting of a Franco Prussian War period German Officer. Approx 20 x 30. $275
       
       
SA-1728  Lots of confusion about these mess kits. Some think these are Span Am emergency mess kits, others WWI emergency mess kits. I believe they are both. Same model used twice, in various manufacturers variations. I also believe some of these are also Span am period State Contracts. $130
       
SA-1719  Civil War Soldiers folding personal candle lantern. Approx 4 inches in height. $285

SA-1717   Civil War Naval Cutlass. This one is well used and the maker markings are no longer visible at the base of the blade. Grip is intact although wire wrap is largely missing. The clamshell guard is missing some of the tiny brass rivets. Overall good condition showing lots of use. $575

SA-1716  Very nice Philippine Insurrection Cavalry Corporals tunic with 1901-1902 contract stamp. $595

SA-1712   American Indian or Fur Trader, "Canoe Cup". These tiny wooden cups were carried by individuals, and were usually hung from the jacket or equipment bundle. Approx 3 x 3 inches. Shows some blackening on the bottom edge as it was used to heat something. $225

SA-1711  One of the areas of collecting which I have been exploring goes to the very reason why explorers came to this Country, the Fur Trade with American Indians. The Indians would trade for a variety of utilitarian items, such as flintlocks and axes, but they also had an eye for decorative items and traded for beads, silver broaches, earrings, rings etc.. Most of these types of items on the market are not authentic. I have purchased a selection of these items dug at a Fur Trade Site in Michigan and as my display is now complete, I am offering the rest of the material I purchased in 2 lots. Each consists of Silver trade broaches from the period of 1650-1790, one "trumpet bead" and one shell bead from Western New York. You get everything shown above. $255

SA-1710   One of the areas of collecting which I have been exploring goes to the very reason why explorers came to this Country, the Fur Trade with American Indians. The Indians would trade for a variety of utilitarian items, such as flintlocks and axes, but they also had an eye for decorative items and traded for beads, silver broaches, earrings, rings etc.. Most of these types of items on the market are not authentic. I have purchased a selection of these items dug at a Fur Trade Site in Michigan and as my display is now complete, I am offering the rest of the material I purchased in 2 lots. Each consists of Silver trade broaches from the period of 1650-1790, one "trumpet bead" and one shell bead from Western New York. You get everything shown above. $185

       
SA-1702 1880s-90s US Officers Japanned Tin box for shoulder knots. Original instructions. $75ON HOLD

SA-1700   Spanish American War Mills Pistol Belt. Good condition overall, showing average use and wear. $295
SA-1696  Scarce Model 1899 Enlisted Mans Tropical tunic. Exc condition overall. Shoulder straps lack closure buttons. Front buttons have been replaced with later period buttons. Condition of the tunic is about mint. $425
SA-1693  Civil war Bayonet and scabbard. Very nice condition overall. $345
SA-1686  1840s-1860s Civil War Saddlebags. Crude cast buckles, straps intact. Definitely could have been used by a Confederate Soldier. $395
SA-1684  Rare India Rubber Company, collapsible cup with original carrier. $175
SA-1683  Small tin carry case in the form of a small book. Approx 3 inches in height. $75
SA-1682  Rare Civil War period pocket candle and match holder with note stating it was used by a man who died in 1854. Candle was stored in the folded position and tipped up when lit. $135
SA-1681  Civil war period Soldiers crutch. Great patina. $125
SA-1679  Model 1881 Tropical Helmet with correct white leather chin strap. Exc condition overall. $355
SA-1678 Selection of 4 different Civil War Veterans Reunion Ribbon. Each year the regiments would come together at Weirs Beach in Laconia, New Hampshire where they had a large dedicated compound with Regimental Houses, amphitheater, mess hall and more. Unique in the world of GAR state Reunions. Dates for 1906, 1908, 1909 and 1911 . Very interesting. $95

 
SA-1677 Selection of 4 different Civil War Veterans Reunion Ribbon. Each year the regiments would come together at Weirs Beach in Laconia, New Hampshire where they had a large dedicated compound with Regimental Houses, amphitheater, mess hall and more. Unique in the world of GAR state Reunions. Dates for 1888, 1889, 1894 and 1905. Very interesting. $95

 
SA-1676   Selection of 5 different Civil War Veterans Reunion Ribbon. Each year the regiments would come together at Weirs Beach in Laconia, New Hampshire where they had a large dedicated compound with Regimental Houses, amphitheater, mess hall and more. Unique in the world of GAR state Reunions. Dates for 1897, 1900, 1902, 1914 (lacks ribbon) and 1915 (ribbon damage) . Very interesting. $95

 
SA-1675  Selection of 4 different Civil War Veterans Reunion Ribbon. Each year the regiments would come together at Weirs Beach in Laconia, New Hampshire where they had a large dedicated compound with Regimental Houses, amphitheater, mess hall and more. Dates for 1881, 1896, 1907 and 1910. The 1910 is actually a hand/ pocket mirror. Very interesting. $85
SA-1674  Civil War side spout Coffee Pot. Exc condition overall. $150
SA-1672  Civil War Coffee Pot. $155
SA-1671  Pre Civil War Boiler with pot. Probably 1830s. $165
SA-1668   Very rare Pocket Compass owned by an Officer or Crewman who served on at least 2 vessels. The first is mostly illegible, but dated 1861, and then at another time "Steamer Memphis" is inscribed above at a different time. The Memphis was a Blockade Runner captured July 31ST, 1862 after leaving South Carolina with a cargo of cotton bound for Liverpool, England. Approx 3 x 3 inches. $395
SA-1666  Spanish American War fired Naval Shell Casing with original note stating that it was fired from the USS Indiana during the Battle of Santiago, Cuba on July 3RD, 1898. $395
SA-1663  Civil War Soldiers cutlery. $35
SA-1660  Rare Infantry Officers sash dating to 1840-1850. Very nice condition overall. $595
SA-1658  Appointment for a 1ST Sgt.  in the 9TH New Hampshire, dated 1830. Great condition. $95
SA-1657  Unit History for the 15TH Massachusetts Volunteers in the Civil War. Good condition overall with some foxing to end papers. $80
SA-1656    Unit History for the 19TH Massachusetts Volunteers in the Civil War. Good condition overall with some foxing to end papers. $80
SA-1655  Unit History for the 7TH Massachusetts Volunteers in the Civil War. Good condition overall with some foxing to end papers. $80
SA-1654  Unit History for the 8TH Massachusetts Volunteers in the Spanish American War. Good condition overall with some foxing to end papers. $80
SA-1653   Unit History for the 13TH Massachusetts Volunteers in the Civil War. Good condition overall with some foxing to end papers. $80
SA-1647  Unit History for the 53RD Massachusetts Volunteers in the Civil War. Good condition overall with some foxing to end papers. $80
SA-1646  Unit History for the 21ST Massachusetts Volunteers in the Civil War. Good condition overall with some foxing to end papers. $80
SA-1645  State of New Hampshire Soldiers certificate for a member of Co K of the 7TH New Hampshire Volunteers who served between 1861-1864. Stain to upper left as shown. $85
SA-1642   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. $175
SA-1641  Scarce 1905 dated holster for the 38 revolver. Choice condition overall. $225
SA-1638  Spanish American War parts hat. Good source of chinstrap, visor, sweatband, liner etc. $95
SA-1634  Civil War Soldiers folding cup and carry case. $140
SA-1633  Civil War Soldiers dinner plate and nice set of utensils, knife and fork. $185
SA-1630  Civil War period side knife. Well used and abused. Approx 8 inches overall. $120
 
SA-1616  Phenomenal Mexican Revolution, Punitive Expedition, machete with bold engraved a wild lion like creatures with the slogan "Soy el Teror De Los Traydores" which loosely translates "Death to the Traitors". It is unclear if this was carried by Government supporters referring to Pancho Villa's men as the "traitors" or if it was carried by one of Villa's men who looked upon the men supporting President Caranza as traitors. One of the most interesting Mexican Revolution its I have ever seen. $895

SA-1606  Rare set of Model 1902 period Cavalry NCO Trousers. Philippine Insurrection. A few scattered moth bites. Otherwise bright and clean. $295
SA-1603  1860 Silver plated eyeglasses case by Parker and dated 1860. It is also engraved on the top of the case. This deluxe pattern is one I have not run across and certainly was costly at the time. $85
SA-1602  Gettysburg Walking stick made from wood removed from Round Top. This was a tourist item from about 1900. It is impressed with the ink inscription-  "Gettysburg July 1-2-3 1863 Wood From Round Top". Very nice $195
SA-1598  Very unusual large bronze spike from the USS New Hampshire.
Constructed:
in 1816 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire by the Portsmouth Navy Yard.
Construction details: built of live oak with copper fastenings believed to have been forged at the Revere Foundry, established by Paul Revere.
Large spike is approximately 8 inches in length and bronze. There is a small piece of copper bottom as well as some items recovered on and around the ship. The metalwork of the USS New Hampshire  was produced by Paul Revere's foundry in the war of 1812. (Revere, who died in 1818, pioneered the use of malleable copper bolts in the Navy's ships). The New Hampshire went on to serve in the Union's blockade fleet during the Civil War; it later caught fire and sank in 1922. Bears "US" stamp. $195
SA-1595   Spanish American War Cavalry Corporals stripes. $40
  SA-1593 Spanish American War Artillery Corporals stripes. $30
  SA-1592  Set of 2 wood support rods for Merriam packs. $50
SA-1585  Massachusetts Marksman badge from Massachusetts. $40
SA-1581   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. $495
SA-1552  Massachusetts Marksman medal, 1890. $45
SA-1551  Spanish American War Massachusetts 3RD Class Marksman badge. Named on reverse, missing the pin. $60
SA-1538  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. $220
  SA-1529   Scarce Medal from the Citizens of Michigan for Soldiers who served in the Philippine Insurrection. $75
SA-1519  Civil War Officers folding cutlery. Great accessory items. $220
SA-1513  1915 GAR Reunion, cast iron paperweight. Approx 3.75 inches in length. $125
SA-1503  Set of 19 Civil War Patriotic Covers, some scarce ones. Instant collection. $235
SA-1502  Set of 20 Civil War Patriotic Covers, some scarce ones. Instant collection. $195  $SOLD$
SA-1498    Revolutionary War period American Blacksmith made Pike head. This was found in New York State and could date even earlier to the French and Indian War period. $450
SA-1492  Revolutionary War period Indian Trade Axe. Maker marked as shown. Crack along the weld shows the early technique. $250
SA-1491  Fantastic Revolutionary War period Camp Axe.. Handle is more modern but the head is  late 18TH Century. $250
SA-1482  Spanish American War Campaign Medal. Rim numbered. $90
SA-1480  13TH Coast Artillery Regiment paper and photo grouping. $90
SA-1472  Spanish Sun helmet device. Very nice condition. $125
SA-1468   Great reunion ribbon for the 10TH New Hampshire. $55
SA-1466  1860 patent marked container for water filter hose also used for snuff/ tobacco. $90
SA-1460  Choice 8TH Massachusetts framed patriotic roster. Exc condition overall. 20" x 24".   $125
SA-1453  Rock Island Arsenal marked leather repair kit with awl, needles, punch and backer, tacks and awl wrench. $120
SA-1446  Spanish American War Souvenir badge. $40
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-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-1413  Civil War Unit History  for the 14TH New Hampshire Volunteers. $110
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-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-1382  Spanish American War Pumpkinseed canteen in choice condition. Name is lined out otherwise almost unissued. $225
  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-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-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-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-1279  Indian War portrait photo, taken at Ft. Yates, North Dakota. $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-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-1219  Massachusetts Marksman's Medal. $35
  SA-1218 Massachusetts Marksman's Medal. $35
  SA-1217   1911 War maneuvers watch fob. $35
SA-1160  Scarce Spanish American War 8TH Pennsylvania Volunteers canteen. Nice condition. Missing inner cork. $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-1155  Spanish American War 16TH Pennsylvania Infantry Band hat badge. $45
    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-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 Marksman's medal from 1903-04. $60
SA-1028  Late 18TH Century wood and bone snuff box. Approx. 3 inches in length. $125
  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-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-859  Musicians cap or collar badge. $20
SA-799  Spanish American War Rifle Tool for the Trapdoor. $40
SA-779  Model 1902 Infantry shoulder cords for the blue uniform. $30
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
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