space HOME  |  MY CART  |  MY ORDERS  |  WISH LIST  |   TWEET  |  FAQ  |  CONTACT US   
SEARCH:   
separator

GUNSIGHT ANTIQUES

Memorabilia

By Category
Click to view Colonial & CIVIL WAR era through 1880s AMERICANA

Store Home
Rated: one starone starone starone starone starRead
4.9 (Based on 9 reviews)
Write your own review
Browse All Items
Search
Our Products
Click view sub-categories Memorabilia
Click to view Colonial & CIVIL WAR era through 1880s AMERICANA
Order Policies
About Us
Contact Us!
Our Mailing List
Links

Memorabilia > Colonial & CIVIL WAR era through 1880s AMERICANA

Our goal is to provide maximum buying potential and buyer confidence for the advanced and casual enthusiast. Visitors are encouraged to browsing our full inventory while those limited by time or specific interest may utilize our word search to locate specific items or categories. (Always use lower case for best search engine results.)




SPECIAL PRICING NOTE !! $$$$$
Found a treasure but simply don’t like the price?
By all means, send us an e-mail with a reasonable offer!

View As: List  |  Gallery    

Visitors to our online shop are encouraged to scroll from page to page and enjoy browsing the wide variety of our full inventory or to utilize the word search by entering key words and phrases. ( Always use lower case for best search engine results. ) We hope you find our catalogue informative, entertaining and fruitful.

Item #

Description

Price


Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4329: CIVIL WAR - CONFEDERATE SHEET MUSIC

Click for more detail...

4329

CIVIL WAR - CONFEDERATE SHEET MUSIC Wait Till The WAR LOVE Is Over – words by A. J. Andrews* – music by C. W. Burton. The original Richmond, Virginia publication by West & Johnson, lithograph by Geo. Dunn & Co., Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1864 / Confederate States of America. With an archival reinforcement at the fold,(could be removed) this rare example of war time Confederate sheet music remains in solid condition with good evidence of age and originality but with no rips or tears.
*see: Andrew Jackson Andrews an eighteen year old clerk in Richmond when he enlisted and was mustered in as Pvt. of Virginia’s 3rd Co. Howitzers Light Artillery. He is listed as wounded at Gettysburgand taken prisoner, exchanged 7/6/1863, hospitalized in Richmond’s Chimborazo hospital 6/15/1864. Years after the war he wrote A sketch of the boyhood days of Andrew J. Andrews, of Gloucester County, Virginia, and his experience as a soldier in the late war between the states published in 1905. A. J. Andrews died in 1914 and is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA
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.


 

Your Price: $195.00
Make an offer
Ask a question
Send to a Friend

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4288: 1851 World’s Fair - Pictorial Soap Pot Lid & Base

Click for more detail...

4288

1851 World’s Fair - Pictorial Soap Pot Lid & Base This all original ceramic pot offers a colorful 1851 Worlds Fair midway scene depicting a trained bear demonstration with a group of men, women and children watching the action. A caged flamingo, tigers and in the background, the well known domed glass building of the 51 Fair complete the scene. The bottom of the stone container is marked for X.BAZIN (see: Bazin, steam fancy soap works and perfumery / period Philadelphia Directories) With good evidence of age and chipping from period use but with no cracks or flaws in the lid graphics which remain in excellent condition with bright rich colors. 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 !
 

Your Price: $85.00
Make an offer
Ask a question
Send to a Friend

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4199: Civil War 64th New York Infantry  HAT DEVICE

Click for more detail...

4199

Civil War 64th New York Infantry HAT DEVICE Ordinarily not a big deal individually but when integral with each other as one, certain of these die struck regimental numbers are of special interest. Such is the case with this antique one piece 64. Clearly a period union, of the numerals, this remnant of the fighting 64th New York emanates from an old insignia display and remains in excellent condition save the replacement of one fastening wire that could be more properly done but we’ll let the new owner decide that. One of the most hard fought regiments of the Civil War. 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 !
 

Your Price: $75.00
Make an offer
Ask a question
Send to a Friend

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4339: 18th early 19th Century FORGED IRON KETTLE

Click for more detail...

4339

18th early 19th Century FORGED IRON KETTLE This wonderful old antique kettle is unusual in that is constructed of forged sheet iron as opposed to the more frequently encountered copper kettles of this style. Displaying the same construction methods as the coppersmith examples, this blacksmith forged iron kettle offers the same bow handle with swan neck spout and dovetailed seams one expects of 18th century sheet metal work. Ready for display with that desirable black patina on all outer surfaces that comes to iron with age and exposure to open fire. All in nice original condition with no rust, holes, or repair, we have left this desirable old kettle as found after decades of attic storage leaving the new owner to choose whether or not to clean the inside of old stains. We’d leave it as found though with an internal scrubbing the piece could be put back in service if you are fortunate enough to have an open hearth or country kitchen complete with a wood stove. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best.


 

Your Price: $165.00
Make an offer
Ask a question
Send to a Friend

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4340: June 1861-Vice President H. Hamlin: Telegram re meeting with Colonizationist D. W. Lord

Click for more detail...

4340

June 1861-Vice President H. Hamlin: Telegram re meeting with Colonizationist D. W. Lord Two June 14, 1861 telegrams from recently inaugurated Vice President Hannibal Hamlin (one is signed by Hamlin) regarding a meeting with U. S. shipping magnate and colonizationist (A supporter of the settlement of Liberia as an African American colony.) Daniel Walker Lord.
The American Telegraph Co. documents advise:

Received at Kennebunk (Me.) 6/4/1861 by telegraph from Boston
to D. W. Lord
I will be at U. S. Hotel, Portland this evening
H. Hamlin



Received at Portland (Me.) 6/14/1861 by telegraph from Bangor
to D. W. Lord
Will see you in Bangor on arrival of cars

H. Hamlin



The personal connection between the Kennebunk, Maine shipping baron and the Bangor, Maine politician becomes an interesting subject of historical speculation as one considers the just post inauguration meetings between Hamlin as Abraham Lincoln’s first term Vice President and the wealthy and influential benefactor of the American Colonization Society. (Some historians hold that the ACS was a racist society bent on colonizing contraband and emancipated slaves while others, who recognize the support of such contemporaries Abraham Lincoln himself, hold that, while misguided by modern standards, supporters on the colonization Liberia were men of compassion and vision. When considering the broader potential it seems more likely that the meeting of the pair held far less potential for historical controversy than colonization of the Blacks. Both were native Mainers who’s wealth and influence likely carries them in the same social circles. We know for example that Lord was personally acquainted with Lincoln Cabinet member William Pitt Fessenden of Maine as well as other Washington leaders. In introducing Lord to President Lincoln one Congressman wrote Lincoln that any suggestions which Mr. Lord might make would be worthy of consideration. It was in the early 1860s that D. W. Lord would construct two fine commercial ships which he named the Hamlin and Lincoln.

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.




 

Your Price: $265.00
Make an offer
Ask a question
Send to a Friend

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4302: Civil War Veteran’s Grand Army of the Republic HAT

Click for more detail...

4302

Civil War Veteran’s Grand Army of the Republic HAT Our photographs will likely do best to describe this nice old G. A. R. uniform hat, Lots of good age and evidence of period wear but solid with no mothing original linger and leather sweat band. A nice display item for the GAR collector! 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!
 

Your Price: $225.00
Make an offer
Ask a question
Send to a Friend

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4337: early 19th century tin OIL LAMP

Click for more detail...

4337

early 19th century tin OIL LAMP This classic early American tinned sheet iron lamp stands approximately 6 ¼ inches and remains in pleasing condition with good evidence of period use and a wonderful rich natural age surface that has escaped the wire brush treatment that befalls most of these early tin lamps as they fall into the wrong hands. The spun brass single wick burner has escaped the ravages of some eager soul with a polish cloth and retains a pleasing natural finish along with its period wire pick for wick adjustment. A beautifully preserved and untouched example of early American tin lighting. Attic found! please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting our catalog!!
 

Your Price: $195.00
Make an offer
Ask a question
Send to a Friend

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4182: antique tin MESS CUP

Click for more detail...

4182

antique tin MESS CUP Made in the familiar fashion of the common Civil War cup with the riveted on finger loop and hot dipped tinned sheet iron body, this example measures a full 5 5/8 inches across the mouth. A handy cup that would easily double as a mess bowl for stew or beans, as well as for coffee, this neat period cup remains untouched and as found after decades of attic storage. All in excellent original condition with no holes and a solid handle. A nice Civil War vintage personal item! ( Illustrated here with a Civil War vintage quarter for size comparison. ) Thanks for visiting our Gunsight Antiques!
 

Your Price: $75.00
Make an offer
Ask a question
Send to a Friend

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4228: 7th Vermont attributed NILES Pat. 1860 – RUBBER DRINKING

Click for more detail...

4228

7th Vermont attributed NILES Pat. 1860 – RUBBER DRINKING All complete and in nice condition save a small period chip at the base flange, this antique NILES DRINKING CUP * PATENTED * JUNE 5TH 1860 marked telescoping cup retains its faintly discernible Goodyear’s Patent marks on the upper ring. On the base of the hard rubber cup are the initials F. N. P. Acquired some time ago from the personal collection of a Vermont, Civil War scholar / collector who’s hand written identification tag remains with the cup. F. N. P. are the markings of Francis N. Prevost of Pittsford, Vt., Co. B 7th Vermont, Regt.says he with enlisted 1/15/62 – re-enlisted 2/24/64 as a musician – discharged 8/5/65 for disabilities added. Our own research found corresponding information on the HDS db forFrancis Prevost with no middle initial given. A nice item for the Civil War smalls, personal item or hard rubber collector, priced with the identification as a bonus. 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!
 

Your Price: $235.00
Make an offer
Ask a question
Send to a Friend

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4332: 18th Century early 19th Century Engineer FIELD SET

Click for more detail...

4332

18th Century early 19th Century Engineer FIELD SET A well-documented must have utility for the 1700s early 1800s field engineer, nautical or land bound, such period cased drafting instrument sets are difficult to come by today. This paper-mache case measures 6 ¾ inches in length and houses a complement of engineering and map making instruments to include an ivory scale, a wonderful period protractor of natural horn shaved thin so as to be opaque and an array of brass and iron instruments. While the protractor is chipped on one corner and all components offer good evidence of age and period use, the outfit remains in pleasing condition, solid and will make a nice addition to any collection or companion piece with a period nautical chart, land map, or military fortification drawing. (see: Valley Forge Museum - Revolutionary War collection ) 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!


 

Your Price: $235.00
Make an offer
Ask a question
Send to a Friend

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4220: Civil War vintage - Philadelphia maker marked: COLLAPSIBLE CUP

Click for more detail...

4220

Civil War vintage - Philadelphia maker marked: COLLAPSIBLE CUP Maker marked H. FILLEY & SONS / PHILADA is made from a pewter-like alloy frequently referred to as Britannia. In eye appealing condition with good evidence of age and period use yet remaining solid without objectionable issues that frequently accompany these soft alloy drinking cups. Measuring roughly 3 inches high when extender for use the cup is approximately 2 ½ inches in diameter at the mouth. A nice antique personal item without spending a lot of money. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
 

Your Price: $95.00
Make an offer
Ask a question
Send to a Friend

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

Click for more detail...

4295

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!
 

Your Price: $165.00
Make an offer
Ask a question
Send to a Friend

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4216: Civil War vintage Antique Traveling Shaving Mirror

Click for more detail...

4216

Civil War vintage Antique Traveling Shaving Mirror Worth a close look if you are one of those collectors who is especially drawn to original period material that remains in fine nearly as new condition. With the exception of a nice honest soft age patina to its classic unfinished birch wood body and that distinctive look that the old mercury backed mirrors offer, time has been most kind to this Civil War folding shaving mirror. A wonderful companion piece if you have an especially nice razor or tin shaving cup. Buy with confidence! All direct sales are backed by no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased ! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item is being returned per these previsions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!


 

Your Price: $155.00
Make an offer
Ask a question
Send to a Friend

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4206: Lord collection Maryland Militia SHAKO HAT DEVICE

Click for more detail...

4206

Lord collection Maryland Militia SHAKO HAT DEVICE Illustrated here with a quarter as size comparison, our photos should do best to describe this nice antique militia plate except to advise that this specific piece emanated from the collection of Dr. Francis Lord and is published Vol. II p. 89 of his classic reference Lord’s CIVIL WAR COLLECTORS ENCYCLOPEDIA. We acquired this piece several years ago when we were fortunate enough to purchase several groupings from the personal collection of our longtime friend, Dr. Francis Lord. A pioneer Civil War collector from a day when nearly no one else paid much attention to the details of many now valued Civil War collectable categories, Francis authored the widely known, multi volume, pioneer reference, Lord’s CIVIL WAR COLLECTORS ENCYCLOPEDIA. While a lot of detailed knowledge has been gained as the interest and value of Civil War collectables increased so dramatically over the years, Dr. Lord’s first and second volumes in particular and his Civil War Sutlers & Their Wares continue to offer valuable and reliable reference to Civil War collectors. (Use Lord in our search feature to find other Lord collection items.) Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
 

Your Price: $165.00
Make an offer
Ask a question
Send to a Friend

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4238: Civil War vintage POTTERY INK

Click for more detail...

4238

Civil War vintage POTTERY INK Our illustrations will do best to describe this attractive antique pottery ink bottle. Photographed here with a quarter for size comparison, the slightly ink stained E. S. CURTIS label (see: Boston Civil War Directories) will set this item off nicely in any Civil War era writing instrument or personal item collection. Another one of those common to the period items of every day 19th century life that seldom survived to reach the modern day historian. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!


 

Your Price: $65.00
Make an offer
Ask a question
Send to a Friend

 

This is Page 1 of 45 in this category. If you are finished shopping, click on the shopping cart button to view your order.

To order an item from GUNSIGHT ANTIQUES, just click on the 'Add to Cart' button. Clicking on the thumbnail picture of any item gives you a larger picture of that item.

Thanks for shopping at GUNSIGHT ANTIQUES!


Credit Cards Credit Cards Credit Cards PayPal.com
We also accept Checks and Money Orders.

Store Home  ·  Site History  ·  Contact  ·  FAQ / Policies  ·  Privacy  ·  Security  ·  Antique Arts home

· Links ·  Tell a Friend About this Site!  · Join our Mailing List ·

GUNSIGHT ANTIQUES
Contact us!
PO Box 687
Standish, ME 04084
United States

Updated Sunday, April 20 2014
©1995-2014 AntiqueArts.COM. All rights reserved.