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18TH and 19TH Century American Wars
SA-1540  About the coolest Spanish American War Graffiti campaign hat we have ever seen.  Hat belonged to E.B. Barrett of the 5TH Pennsylvania. Huge declaration of  "ON TO HAVANA" on one side and "Porto Rico or Bust" across the other side. There is a variety of soldier inscriptions, sayings and names all over the hat. Lacks sweatband, otherwise THE BEST!!!  $2795
SA-1539  Fantastic Philippine Insurrection set. Great uniform with service stripes. 2 original Company Payroll returns and original museum tag. This Soldier was wounded in combat fighting "Insurrectos" during the fight at Quingua River at Pulilan, PI on April 24TH, 1899. Tunic is in excellent condition overall. Full research packet.  $925 ON HOLD
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-1537   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. $380 
SA-1536   French and Indian War enlisted Grenadier "hanger". This pattern was used by British, French and Germans in North America from the 1740s-1781. $1395
SA-1535  Fantastic hand carved "Penny Knife" These were widely popular between 1780-1830. I believe this one dates to about 1800. Various owners would take these plain handled knife and carve designs into them. This one depicts a Serpent or Fish swallowing a man. fantastic folk art piece. Measures about 7.5 inches open. Maker mark appears to be a fascine. $475ON HOLD

SA-1534  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". $1350

SA-1533  Very nice Civil War flask with Union motif of clasping hands on one side and a cannon on the reverse. One chip to lip, otherwise very nice.$155
  SA-1529   Scarce Medal from the Citizens of Michigan for Soldiers who served in the Philippine Insurrection. $75
    SA-1526  Revolutionary War bayonet for the Charleville Musket as provided to American Forces. $695
SA-1525  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 $595
SA-1524   Spanish American War, 1895 dated Trapdoor Rifle Bayonet and Scabbard. $195
SA-1519  Civil War Officers folding cutlery. Great accessory items. $220
SA-1517  Scarce Civil War Soldiers Ladder badge from a Sgt in the 14TH New Hampshire Volunteers. Nicely named on the shield. As you know, many of these were never named. This one is very nice. $495
    SA-1516  Very rare Confederate Bowie Knife metal sheath with folded metal belt loop. Measures 12 inches in length. A friend of mine who passed away about 20 years ago, dug this up in the 1960s. on the McDowell Battlefield in Virginia on May 8TH, 1862. It was Stonewall Jackson's 1ST Victory in his Valley Campaign. $995
SA-1515  Revolutionary War Bullet Mold by Josiah Miller. Miller was a brass mold maker in Rehoboth, Massachusetts from about 1725-1771. The "IM" stamp clearly appears on the side. This is an excavated camp site item. $375
SA-1513  1915 GAR Reunion, cast iron paperweight. Approx 3.75 inches in length. $125
 
SA-1505  Very nice Civil War 9 button enlisted Frock Coat with rare 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. $5995

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. $245
SA-1500  Civil War Breast Plate as worn on the shoulder strap of the cartridge box. $145$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-1497  Small Civil War Soldiers Boiler. About 5 inches across. $65
SA-1496  Civil War Soldiers Cup. Very good condition overall. $155
SA-1494  Revolutionary War brass button mold made and signed by Josiah Miller. Miller was a brass mold maker in Rehoboth, Massachusetts from about 1725-1771. This mold is of a 4 button capacity. 1 large flat, 1 small flat and 2 small domed buttons. these are VERY rare. $995

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-1490    Rare Cavalry Bandolier for the Krag Rifle. 100 rounds belt with internal springs. Very tough item to find. $625$SOLD$
SA-1489  Fantastic 3RD Virginia Volunteers Campaign hat. Great ink decoration with patriotic motifs, names and places. Great hat. $1695
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-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-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-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. $1995 $SOLD$

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. $525
SA-1453  Rock Island Arsenal marked leather repair kit with awl, needles, punch and backer, tacks and awl wrench. $120
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-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-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-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. $345$SOLD$
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-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-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-1315  Scarce 1905 dated holster for the 38 revolver. Choice condition overall. $245
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-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-1247  Spanish American War black leather cartridge box with "USM" which stands for "United States Marines". Good condition overall. $325
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-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. 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-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-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 Marksman'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-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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