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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5936: 19th century - West Virginia Penitentiary made - DROVER WHIP

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19th century - West Virginia Penitentiary made - DROVER WHIP This attractive 19th century drover whip measures just under 9 feet in length and retains the original Weaver & Bardall / Drover Whip copper plate on the butt. The whip remains in pleasing condition, flexible with especially nice display eye appeal. With good age and evidence of originality, our illustrations will do best to describe this piece except to offer a word about the makers. Longtime local Allegheny, Pennsylvania whip manufacturer Charles A. Weaver became the moving force in the firm of Weaver & Bardall, when it set up shop in Moundsville, West Virginia in 1877. Here the firm had secured a contract with the West Virginia State Penitentiary to operate within the prison walls utilizing convict labor. An interesting article on West Virginia’s use of Penitentiary labor, management conditions and inmates in the April 18, 1886 Wheeling Register article Tales of Lawless Life Told by Life Prisoners Etc. by Special Correspondence of the Sunday Register. An outstanding piece of 19th century Americana. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5656: Late 1880s / early 1900s UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERAN (UCV) Banner

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Late 1880s / early 1900s UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERAN (UCV) Banner Boldly marked on one side for vertical display this colorful U. C. V. banner measures 12 inches wide at the top and is 22 inches in total length. Stencil printed on cotton in the fashion common to the turn of the century the banner remains solid with some tattering yet bright in color and appears never to have been exposed to the weather or bright sun while offering good evidence of age and originality. Just rediscovered as we rummage through our long ago tucked away stuff, this old banner was recovered as part of a small grouping from, of all places, the attic remains of a long ago defunct Yankee G. A. R. hall. (Those were the days!) How the banner came to Maine Civil War veteran hall storage can only be left to the imagination though it seems more than likely that the piece was a souvenir of a trip South for one of the joint G. A. R. – U. C. V. reunions common in the waning years of first generation Civil War veterans. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5836: Large period agricultural stencil – Patent 1861 IMPROVED  STRAIGHT DRAFT PLOW

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Large period agricultural stencil – Patent 1861 IMPROVED STRAIGHT DRAFT PLOW A great size for display, this 15 ¼ X 5 1/8 inch sheet brass marking stencil is for the RULOFSON & De GARMO’S IMPROVED STRAIGHT DRAFT PLOW PATENTED MARCH 12, 1861. The stencil sports a rich natural patina with good evidence of age, originality and period use. It bears the marking of the stencil cutter H. J. HOGGSON NEW HAVEN Ct.; fore-runner to the later J. J. Hoggson & Pettis Manufacturing Co., New Haven makers of stamps and marking devices. (see: spring 1861 RURAL NEW YORKER for particulars on this Pat. 1861 plow) An eye-catching Civil War vintage agricultural, rural Americana item. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :


 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5897: period - Sons of Union Veterans - HAT DEVICE

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period - Sons of Union Veterans - HAT DEVICE Our photos will likely do best to describe this extra nice Sons of Union Veterans hat device. All original and period, this G. A. R. auxiliary hat device is of gold wash, finely die struck brass in the extra rich false bullion style. All complete and original with safety clasp pin and silvered SUV with Post # 46. (The numbers are easily removed but we would leave this fine condition piece as is.) As with all direct sales, we are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !
 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 2730: Civil War POCKET COMB

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Civil War POCKET COMB We have been fortunate to have acquired a small number of as new Civil War era pocket / travel combs and are offering them here individually from the original packet (2 combs interlocking) for the collector of Civil War smalls and personal items who would like an example for display. Made from birch wood and fashioned in two sections so as to fit together for carrying, these fine toothed combs were quite suitable for cleaning and delousing (frequently referred to by collectors as louse combs) in addition to meeting simple grooming needs. (see: Gettysburg Visitor’s Center Civil War Museum collection) Each section is approximately 2 5/8 inches long by 1 inch wide and is absolutely period and all original.

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3508: CIVIL WAR era Virginia Military Institute  BUTTON

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CIVIL WAR era Virginia Military Institute BUTTON An exceptionally nice non-dug coat-size example of a two-piece brass button as worn on the uniforms of the cadets at the Virginia Military Academy in Lexington, VA. This handsome button is of two-piece construction with a braided rope border and retains over 98% of original gold gilt on the face. The circular, 21-mm brass button sports the Virginia Military Academy seal with Virtus dressed in a helmet standing victoriously over the prostrate form of Tyranny. Raised block letters ‘C A D E T‘ are shown above Virtus, with the letters ‘V.M.I.’ appearing below her form. The back side of this example is in nice condition with a strong intact shank. The backmark is the desirable D. EVANS & CO. / ATTLEBORO within a pennant. Per McGuinn & Bazelon’s American Military Button Makers this backmark dates in the 1850s. A nice item for the Confederate enthusiasts as Civil War site excavations have yielded numerous examples of this backmark. We have a small number of these Virginia Military Institute buttons and are pricing them here individually for the collector who would like one. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best.
 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4295: Civil War era 10k GOLD PATRIOTIC BRACELET

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Civil War era 10k GOLD PATRIOTIC BRACELET Photographed here with a quarter for size comparison, this attractive hand engraved bracelet tests as 10K gold and sports a patriotic shield over a fine and barely visible script engraved N.A.G. monogram. A rose appears on either side of this center design. All in nice original condition with a pleasing period charm. As with all direct sales, we are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5857: c. 1840 / 1850  tin HAND LAMP

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c. 1840 / 1850 tin HAND LAMP This attractive little hand lamp was constructed from lead soldered, tinned sheet iron with a broad die truck base and classic long brass burner tube for use with camphene. All original and untouched just as it was set aside decades ago. Most popularly in use in the 1840s & 1850s, camphene lighting fuel from, highly refined turpentine produced a bright clean light. Largely replaced in lighting by coal oil in the 1860s, camphene was extremely volatile necessitating the small diameter wick and longer burner tubes than were used with whale oil lighting fuel. The longer burner tube, with a broad base were all common safety features of these camphene finger lamps. A nice all original little lamp illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !


 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5698: lot of 7 Indian War era Horstman EAGLE BUTTONS

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lot of 7 Indian War era Horstman EAGLE BUTTONS Our illustrations will do best to describe this grouping of seven original Indian Wars era general service uniform coat buttons except to advise that they are all back marked by HORSTMAN. A nice grouping at a reasonable price. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!
 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5941: July 16 1864 Scientific American   -   CUSTER’S HORSE-SHOE Patent

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July 16 1864 Scientific American - CUSTER’S HORSE-SHOE Patent Tender with some tattering as good evidence of age and originality, yet nicely displayable with lots of eye appeal, this approximately 10 X 13 inch, July 16, 1864 weekly issue of The Scientific American is complete and contains an account of George Custer’s U. S. Patent improved horse shoe design. An appealing design line drawing is presented over the bold heading CUSTER’S HORSE-SHOE with an accompanying description of the design and intended improvement over the old standard design. The little known George Armstrong Custer effort in the patent arena has been largely forgotten and lost in time with what may have been a nail in the coffin with respect to historical credit being a subsequent transcription error from period hand written 1870 U. S. Census records. Very simply the name of George A. Custer was mistakenly transcribed in a research reference as George C Custer. This simple transcription inaccuracy from the original record led to a conclusion published in Mike O’Keefe’s Custer, the Seventh Cavalry & the Little Big Horn that the subject patent was not issued by George A. Custer but another George Custer. A look at renderings of original hand written census records will show that George A. Custer was the only George Custer with a Monroe, Michigan address as provided in official U. S. Patent documents. (This offering will come with convincing research notes with respect to the above.) Framed up or simply laid out with Civil War or Western Indian War material, this piece will add A neat piece of Americana! Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :


 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5912: Gettysburg relic - Battlefield Pickup BROGAN

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Gettysburg relic - Battlefield Pickup BROGAN A reminder of the good old days when such treasures were still surviving in New England attics where they were set aside from the trophies of returned Civil War veterans or stored away from collections of defunct G. A. R. veteran halls that dotted the countryside, we acquired this Gettysburg relic make-do brogan years ago in one of our antiquing jaunts. With considerable period wear and the fact that it appears to have been pressed into service as a brogan from a cut down boot, this relic offers corroboration of the Confederates desperate need of footwear as they marched toward Gettysburg and the battle that awaited them there. Found only in the earliest relic collections of veteran collectors who traveled to battle sites in the recent post-Civil War time when such relics still scattered the ground. Referred to by today’s digger historians as eye-ballers many of these early collectors were (fortunately) fond of documenting the location of their finds with such milk-paint notations as we see on this wonderful old brogan. ( For an example of such a shoe cut down from a boot see Mike O’Donnell’s Gettysburg Battlefield Relics & Souvenirs page 254. ) Seldom available on today’s market and seldom seen outside of the better public and private collections it is time to pass this treasure on to an appreciative home. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :



 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5790: Extra nice!  Civil War vintage cased TELESCOPING CUP

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Extra nice! Civil War vintage cased TELESCOPING CUP A nice Civil War vintage telescoping pewter cup, all original and in excellent condition with its japanned tin carrying case. Un-polished and as found, the pewter displays a wonderful original luster and the base of the cup is marked H. J. WOODMAN. The tin pocket case retains a substantial amount of its the original japanned lacquer finish. Though somewhat fragile, these soft pewter traveling cups were a popular item in the soldiers collection of personal items. Period examples are popular with collectors and are hard to find in this condition. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!


 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5938: hand crafted - antique CHECKER BOARD & CHECKERS

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hand crafted - antique CHECKER BOARD & CHECKERS This attractive hand made antique checker board measures approximately 8 5/8 X 11 7/8 and was fashioned from a white pine board with the inscribed and milk painted game board on its face. The game board retains a full compliment of hand crafted checkers in board matching colors. Some period dings and wear along with a pleasing natural age patina front and back, offer good evidence of age, originality and period use. A neat companion piece with any Civil War era personal grouping, no harm would come to this old game board if put to originally intended use. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!



 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5893: 18th Century Pewter Mess Plate

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18th Century Pewter Mess Plate This attractive 8 ½ inch pewter mess plate remains in honest, untouched condition with that deep gray patina that comes to pewter only with the decades. Faint but discernable on the back is the once bold block letter LONDON in banner mark as seen on import pewter by Thomas Swanson, of that city. (Swanson began exporting his wares to Boston in 1732.) A nice honest piece just the proper size for the Revolutionary War haversack, this handsome old pewter plate will go well in any Colonial era grouping. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :





 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5865: exceptional !  high profile Civil War era Zouave Fez

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exceptional ! high profile Civil War era Zouave Fez In a collecting field steeped with variations requiring a specialized appreciation of those variations, there is likely someone out there that will recognize this attractive Zouave fez as indicative to a particular regiment but we will leave that to the experts. With that said our photos will offer the best description of this wonderful crimson red fez. Fashioned from that classic period wool felt that it seems was most desirable to hungry moths, original examples seldom survive in any kind of condition yet while this example exhibits some minor moth tracking as evidence of age and originality it is solid with no holes and retains its original bright crimson coloration with no fading. An especially nice, high profile Zouave fez complete with its original leather sweat band and false bullion regimental number, this early Civil War fez will go well on its own or in any period headgear collection. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :
 

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