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18TH and 19TH Century American Wars
 
SA-1316  Exceptionally RARE Spanish American War Medics/ Corpsmans' Canteen brought home by a member of the 71ST New York Volunteers who served in Cuba and saw action at La Guasimas, San Juan Hill and Santiago. Included is his original discharge document. Painted side has been cleaned lightly. Rare model of canteen with leather welting in between the seam which wraps around the canteen edge. These were supposedly made at the Cheyenne Depot and outfitted with cloth sling and brass buckle. This canteen was brought home by a Soldier who enlisted for the War and was discharged immediately afterward. This was evidently picked up as a souvenir and brought home from Cuba. This was brought home along with this Soldier's own regimentally marked canteen, his haversack, cup, medals and another discharge document. A rare souvenir from one of he most famous battles in American history. $1195 ON HOLD

SA-1315  Scarce 1905 dated holster for the 38 revolver. Choice condition overall. $245
SA-1313   Model 1833 Artillery belt with 2 piece buckle set. Buff leather is in excellent condition overall. Rare to find with this buckle set. $1050
  SA-1314   Spanish American War Eagle Head fighting machete. Blade has some light rust spots but could be easily cleaned up. Approx 36 inches long. $175 
SA-1312  19TH Century Sword Belt Designed to look like a much earlier piece. Possibly fraternal. $95
SA-1311  Rare Late 1820s-1830s Massachusetts Bell crown Leather Shako. Excellent condition overall with cords. Indian is missing his right arms and bow. There may have also been another bullion waffle tassel on the right side. Nice interior. These almost never show up in such choice condition. $2995
SA-1310  Nice Spanish American War grouping for a member of the 4TH Pennsylvania Volunteers. This unit saw fighting in Puerto Rico. $325
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-1308  Model 1876 US Marine Corps Shako helmet plate. Wire attachment prongs are missing. $175
SA-1307  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. $245
SA-1306  Civil War Veterans Grouping. Includes GAR hat badge, Boston GAR Encampment badge and Patriotic Order, Sons of America"
 membership badge. $125
SA-1305   Rare Spanish American captured bronze nautical bracket removed from the Spanish ship Viscaya after it was sunk by the USS Brooklyn in Santiago Bay Cuba. $245
SA-1309  Rare UCV pennant commemorating the 50TH Anniversary of the Battle of Chattanooga. Approx 18 inches in length. $195
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-1305   Tan Spanish American War period with 1899 dated interior sticker. Clean overall, missing the top cap. Cork interior must have some breaks, as there is movement. Will not effect the look, as can be seen in the photos. $100
SA-1304  Amazing embroidered Spanish American War regimental commemorative with US and Cuban flags. Includes nicknames and signatures. Approx. 15 x 15 inches. $275
SA-1302  Very nice Chasseur cap also called the "McClellan cap". There are countless variations of this hat and they appear in various heights and trim. Sweatband has been resewn and chinstrap shows some repair. Still a great hat. These were worn also by Chasseur units from New York and Massachusetts. Good condition overall. The examples shown are largely wartime identified  and are shown on pages 100-101 of "US Army Headgear 1812-1872" by John Langellier and C. Paul Loane. These caps were also worn in the post War period until 1871. $995

SA-1297  Exceptionally rare Civil War, Confederate cartridge box and sling. Untouched, uncleaned and 100% original. Classic confederate attributes. Horseshoe shaped box buckles, hand cut leather panels, tooled edge on shoulder strap. Hand cut bullet tins. All straps present. stitching tight overall. Shoulder sling is clearly the one that has always been installed on this box. Don't miss it. $6995
SA-1300  Very scarce 1830s bullion cordage for an 1830s leather bell crown shako. $85
SA-1299  1898 Peace Jubilee in Philadelphia celebrating the Spanish American War victories. $80
SA-1298  (2) Maryland medals for Boston GAR Reunions, 1890 and 1904. Good condition overall. 1904 medal has split to ribbon as shown. $60
SA-1295  Scarce Model 1898 Infantry tropical tunic. Original Sergeants stripes. Fine example. These coats originally came with cloth belts which proved unpopular and were usually removed. Scarce to find with original NCO rank. $695  $SOLD$
SA-1294   Rare selection of CA 1900, Georgia Militia Insignia, for the "Gate City Guard" also the "Old Guard". The "Old Guard" portion of the Gate City Guards were Confederate Veterans. Includes cap badge, waist belt plate, 4 pin back insignia and 2 medals. $245
  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-1288   Pennsylvania GAR ribbon. $50  $SOLD$
SA-1287  Massachusetts GAR Ribbon. Top red ribbon has some splits. $45
SA-1286  Selection of 4 badges from the "Ladies of the GAR". Set of 4. $65
SA-1285  Detroit GAR 1891 medal. Dept of New York.. Some ribbon splitting. $30
SA-1284  Model 1902 Cavalry hat band. Choice condition. $40
SA-1283  Civil War Unit History  for the 14TH New Hampshire Volunteers. $130
SA-1281 Spanish American War "Pill Box" visor cap. Ohio side buttons. $240
SA-1280    Spanish American War "Pill Box" visor cap. Federal 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-1277  Very rare Revolutionary War canteen. There are identical examples with Soldiers carved inscriptions including this one. The measurements are the same. as the one in the Canteen Book. $795
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-1274  Civil War enlisted belt and buckle. Showing lots of use and wear. Retains its original brass adjustment slide. Leather belt is maker stamped. Nice overall. $335
SA-1271  Fantastic Civil War Veterans ladder badge with THREE!!, Corps badges of which the 40TH was at one time attached to all of these. Choice condition overall. $475
SA-1267  Civil War Pistol Box in excellent condition. $195
SA-1266  Civil War Pistol Box. Well used and worn condition. $90
SA-1265  Civil War Soldiers Candlestick holder. These are designed to fit into the socket of a bayonet stuck into the ground. $150
SA-1259   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. $450
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-1249  Spanish American War US Marine Corps Overcoat and Cape with 1899-1900 contract date. Cape is in excellent condition overall. Overcoat has an exterior in very good condition with just some scattered moth nips. The red lining within the overcoat has more moth nips as shown. Very tough item to find.. Cape is slightly darker than the overcoat. This difference appears greater in the photographs. $795

SA-1247  Spanish American War black leather cartridge box with "USM" which stands for "United States Marines". Good condition overall. $325
SA-1245  CA1800 carved Powder horn with wonderful American Eagle as well as a full standing horse in full relief. $175
SA-1244   Civil War bayonet is average condition. Quite a bit of polish, but obvious scattered pitting over large areas. $95
SA-1243  Spanish American War period cotton US Marine Corps tunic in choice condition. $595
SA-1241  Civil War entrenching tool found at Petersburg, VA. This were found frequently around the area as they were widely discarded by the Union Soldiers after the fall of the city. It appears to have been an attempt to cast a finished piece, so they could be mass produced. $125
SA-1240  Civil War Bayonet converted by a Soldier into a knife. Note states it was found at Dead Bottom Run in Virginia. Great Soldier craft work. $85$SOLD$
SA-1239   1904 dated Saber straps. Very nice condition. $60
SA-1238   Fantastic Spanish American War Veterans Stetson Campaign hat with an amazing 24 cloth Corps badges! All 8 Corps badges in each of the three colors they came in, red, white and blue. $755
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-1223  New York National Guard Spanish American War Ammo belt. $140
SA-1221  Officers private purchase canteen set with nickel plates sling loops and spout handle and custom sling. $295
  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
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-1124  Spanish American War 3RD Corps Badge. $175
  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-1120  Captured Spanish American War Spanish bugle. Excellent condition with cord. $295
    SA-1116   18TH Pennsylvania Musicians cap badge. $30
    SA-1111  Very nice Officers 14TH Infantry helmet with kinked white horsehair plume. Higher quality helmet body. $495
SA-1110   Model 1881 Helmet with Cavalry Yellow plume with Signal Corps device on front of Eagle badge. Choice condition. $395
SA-1108  Very nice Spanish American War Victory Medal. $75
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-1103   Very interesting identified Corps Badge for Charles Weinert of the 106TH Pennsylvania Volunteers. It appears to have been worn and removed from a kepi. His Brother Henry was in the same regiment and his photograph is present. Its battle honors include Gettysburg as well as Fair Oaks, Savage Station, Malvern Hill, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Locust Grove, Wilderness, Po River, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Weldon R.R., Reams Station, Boydton Road, Hatchers Run. Very rare. $895
SA-1101  Fantastic 10TH Ohio Volunteer Infantry corps badge. $250
SA-1098  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. $195
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-1069  Scarce Spanish American War Fraternal unit medal. Excellent condition. $195
SA-1068  Boxed Cuban Occupation medal, rim numbered in its original numbered box. $250
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-1059  19TH Century Powder Horn. Approx.  9 inches in length. $60
  SA-1055  Civil War enlisted Eagle breast plate as worn on cartridge box slings and NCO sword belts. $135
    SA-1049  Wonderful Spanish American War, Japanese or Chinese embroidery. Approx. 20 x 20 inches. Wonderful silk and bullion work with American flags, shield and Anchor. $295
    SA-875    23RD Regiment, National Guard cap circ. 1890. $125
SA-832  Fantastic Bamboo Canister made in Cuba in 1898 after the American Victory at San Juan Hill, Kettle Hill and Santiago. Was most likely made for holding tobacco or cigars. Measures approx. 11 inches in height. $135
SA-749  Unusual Spanish American War- Phil Insurrection cloth signs for the American Red Cross. Approx.  6 x 12 inches. $70
SA-748  Unusual Spanish American War- Phil Insurrection cloth signs for the American Red Cross. Approx.  6 x 12 inches. $70
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-1024  Fantastic War of 1812 period Powder Horn. Dated January 1ST, 1809. Great period scrimshaw of geometric shapes, buildings, a deer. A period repair, original plug with wooden pegs. 12 Inches overall.  $395
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-1005   2ND Corps of Cadets Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, Medical Corps. $90
SA-1004  Spanish American War Massachusetts 3RD Class Marksman badge. Named on reverse, missing the pin. $80
SA-1003  1ST Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, Medical Corps. $90
SA-999  Very nice pistol belt for the 38 Revolver. Excellent condition overall. $375
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-986  Exceptionally RARE!!! Spanish American War, 3.2 inch, 1897 dated Canister Round, still filled with shrapnel balls. Segmented case would shatter when fired. $495
  SA-982  Model 1899 US Marine Corps Dress Tunic. Good condition overall. $395
SA-980  Model 1899 tan EM Cavalry shoulder straps. $30
SA-979  Model 1899 tan EM shoulder straps. $20
SA-975    Model 1902 Generals Un Dress visor cap. Choice condition overall. The side buttons were upgraded to rimmed eagle from rimless eagle. The only flaw is the sweatband is missing, otherwise the cap is choice. $895
SA-973  Spanish American War blue belt for the Krag Rifle. Spaulding made version, unmarked. $125
SA-971  Rare Massachusetts Naval Militia collar insignia. $50
SA-969  Model 1902 Artillery Cord. $50
  SA-964   Very rare Philippine Insurrection decorated mess kit. I believe the scene to be that of Manila harbor, showing the Spanish fortress. $235
SA-943  US Spanish War Veterans Commaders badge. $90
SA-942 Spanish War Veterans badge with break to ribbon. $55
SA-940  Scarce pistol belt for the 38 Colt with "NGP" plate, National Guard Pennsylvania. $295
SA-923   Scarce model 1898 Tropical Coat, piped in blue, for Infantry. Shows actual use and wear. The colored facings did not hold their color well, which is why this model was only worn for one year. Incredibly large size 42+. very unusual for this period. Lacks the belt and 1 belt loop. Not unusual as the belts were frequently discarded. Rare to find. $855
SA-921   Model 1889 US Navy Holster for the 38 Revolver with scarce small size embossing. Holster has been waxed which could be removed. This is the white material seen. Could be buffed off or stripped. Tough holster to find. $195
SA-918  Philippine Insurrection campaign hat band worn by members of the 51ST Iowa upon their return to the US. Rare. $90
SA-917  Rare Spanish American War, flag pin. These were worn by Cuban Rebels and supporters of "Cuba Libre" who wanted the Spanish out of Cuba. About 3.5 inches in length. $175
SA-916  Spanish American War Commander's breast medal. $85
SA-910  Fantastic Spanish American War Navy Uniform for a Sailor on the famous USS Iowa! This exceptionally rare model is the seldom seen, pre War cut which came with an interesting set of details dropped in later models including s shaped front pockets and decorative cut to the front bib. The trouser fronts also has fancywork dropped in later versions. Excellent condition overall. Only the second such set we have ever seen.  $995
 
After shakedown off the Atlantic Coast, Iowa was assigned to the Atlantic Fleet and was ordered to blockade duty, 28 May 1898, off Santiago de Cuba. On 3 July 1898, she was the first to sight the Spanish ships approaching and fired the first shot in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba. In a 20-minute battle with Spanish cruisers Maria Teresa (flagship) and Oquendo, her effective fire set both ships aflame and drove them on the beach. Iowa, continuing the battle in company with converted yacht Gloucester sank the Spanish destroyer Pluton and so damaged destroyer Furor that she ran upon the rocks. Iowa then turned her attention to the Spanish cruiser Viscaya which she pursued until Viscaya ran aground. Upon the conclusion of the battle, Iowa received on board Spanish Admiral Cervera and the officers and crews of the Viscaya, Furor and Pluton.
SA-907  Very rare Model 1889 white cotton duck fatigue jacket , made for use in tropical climates. Rare garment. $695
SA-893 Spanish American War captured Spanish bayonet scabbard and frog. Very scarce. $225
  SA-859  Musicians cap or collar badge. $20
SA-858   Huge Spanish American War Indiana Officers Pillbox cap. Choice condition. $395
SA-842  Modified Frazier Box. Scarce to find . Looks like it was set up for Cavalry. $150
SA-834   Spanish American War 50 Round Ammo Belt. $125
  SA-833   Spanish American War 50 Round Ammo Belt. $125
  SA-830   Rare Faux Embroidered Officers Collar Devices. One device has just one wire. $95
SA-801   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. $495
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-778   Spanish American War gray leggings with wool linings- State contract. $60 
SA-772  Philippine Insurrection enamel cup. $70
SA-764   Spanish American War 50 Round Ammo Belt. $135
  SA-763     Rare Faux Embroidered Officers Collar Devices. $90
  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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