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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5792: 68th Penn. Vols. / Gettysburg wounded – SHAVING MIRROR & CRUTCH grouping

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68th Penn. Vols. / Gettysburg wounded – SHAVING MIRROR & CRUTCH grouping In a back corner of our personal collection for years, mostly because we like crutches (Can you believe it?) and have always had a thing about breaking up groups, we have decided, as we attempt to clear some things away and make room, to move this pair along. A classic Civil War era shaving mirror offers the branded identification J. HOAG with a script James Hoag penciled under the brand. Acquired with the mirror and included in this offering is a well-made, hand crafted, period crutch with the same J. HOAG brand. The crutch utilizes period square cut nails and has a period sheet iron reinforcement or repair (see illustrations). James Hoag was a Philadelphia resident in 1862 when on August 18 he enlisted and was mustered in as a Corporal of Co. A 68th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was listed as wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 2, 1863 and was discharged for wounds on January 19, 1864. We have not been able to determine the nature of Hoag’s wounding however it would seem he had some chance of full recovery as he was not discharged immediately but spent six months in recovery before it was determined that he would not be able to return to duty. A nice grouping for the Pennsylvania or Gettysburg collector. 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 5895: 1858 L. M. Hoffman & Co. - AUCTION BID CARD –  232 hogsheads - Prime New Orleans Sugar

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1858 L. M. Hoffman & Co. - AUCTION BID CARD – 232 hogsheads - Prime New Orleans Sugar An original 4 ¾ X 7 inch, March 1858, L. M. Hoffman & Co. auction bid card complete with bidders penciled in notations. The commodities auction will offer 232 hogsheads of PRIME NEW ORLEANS SUGAR. A family business founded in 1795 with the commission auction house of Hoffman & Seton doing business at No. 67 Wall Street. Hoffman continued business with various partners until 1822 / 23 when L. M. Hoffman joined the house with the addition of & Co. to the firm name. The old firm continued to grow under various partner combinations always including a Hoffman until 1834 when the firm became L. M. Hoffman & Co. The auction house continued under that name and under the watchful eye of L. M. Hoffman until his death in 1861. (see: The Old Merchants of New York City: By Walter Barrett ) While early commodity auction catalogues appear rarely as they were sometimes preserved in firm records, bid cards utilized by bidders to manage and launch their bids very rarely survived as they were cast away at the auction’s closing. A rare piece of antebellum Americana from one of the country’s earliest and most successful commission auction houses. Entirely original with good evidence of age and originality while remaining pleasing condition with no rips, folds or repairs. 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 5804: Bone & Pewter mounted - TABLEWARE - KNIFE & FORK SET

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Bone & Pewter mounted - TABLEWARE - KNIFE & FORK SET This attractive old table knife and fork set is maker marked by Landers, Frary & Clark (L.F.&C) and remains in pleasing condition, un-touched and as found, with good evidence of age and originality yet remaining in pleasing condition, solid with no cracks, stains, nicks or other issues. Sturdy enough for use yet with that attractive patina that comes to bone and pewter only with decades of age after careful period use, this set of four knives and four matching forks will go nicely in any 19th century table grouping. (note: Incorporated as Landers, Fray & Clark in 1862, L.F.&C was a housewares company based in New Britain, Connecticut.) 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 5582: mid 1860s TURNER’S NEURALGIA PILL - BOX

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mid 1860s TURNER’S NEURALGIA PILL - BOX Not a big deal but a nice little piece for the apothecary and medical enthusiast is this little treen pill box. Turner's Tic Douloureux or Universal Neuralgia Pills were put up by Turner & Co., 120 Tremont Street, Boston, Mass. 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 5807: Civil War- Camp Convalescent, Virginia (Camp Misery) – SUTLER CDV

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Civil War- Camp Convalescent, Virginia (Camp Misery) – SUTLER CDV At first glance our well got up young man will not make an exceptional impression on the Civil War enthusiast but little more than a glance at the back of the mount quickly arouses interest as we consider the period brown ink penned identification of J. B. Montgomery Sutler. A quick look at Francis Lord’s early reference Civil War Sutlers and their Wares (see our item # 5784) identifies our subject as Camp Convalescent - Sutler, James B. Montgomery. The photographer back mark MONITOR GALLERY – L. H. LARRABEE - Camp Hamilton, Va. offers additional interest as the neighboring Union camp was the first to be located on Virginia soil after secession. It was established in May 1861 at the foot of Sutlers Hill, Alexandria, Virginia. (see our item # 4512) 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 5617: outstanding little 1700s early 1800s - RUNDLET or SWIGLER

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outstanding little 1700s early 1800s - RUNDLET or SWIGLER Measuring a mear 2 1/16 inches from end to end, this all original and period little turned maple rundlet remains in wonderful condition and is without the usual split along its length so frequently seen in the body of this type. Scarce in any size, these handmade flasks are most frequently at least two or three times larger than this example. Quite possibly intended for medical use to carry some potion, or simply to hold rum or other spirit, this little emergency swigler will set in nicely with and colonial through Civil War 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 5821: Isaac Campbell type - Confederate SNAKE BUCKLE

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Isaac Campbell type - Confederate SNAKE BUCKLE Unlike the heavier and more commonly encountered British style snake buckle that saw common use in England, Canada and yes in the American Civil War where quantities were shipped to this country via blockade runner intended for issue by the Confederacy, collectors will note that this excavated example is the lighter, more finely detailed two headed snake most commonly associated with those marketed by Isaac Campbell & Co. (see illustrations: Suppliers to the Confederacy by Barry & Burt) as they filled orders from the Southern Confederacy for all manner of arms and accoutrements. This example is offered as found without its ringed keeper but remaining in excellent original condition with a pleasing deep natural age patina. 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 5816: Civil War CDV - Identified 52nd Pennsylvania Infantry Officer

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Civil War CDV - Identified 52nd Pennsylvania Infantry Officer This period CDV by photographer George H. Wood of Towanda, Penn. remains in pleasing condition with only a small chip on the mount back not involving the face of the mount (see illustration). The photograph offers a full standing 1st Lt. in nine button frock with forage cap in hand displaying a small bullion infantry device on the crown with regimental number. A period notation on the face of the mount under the photograph identifies the subject as Lieut. B. K. Gustin. Our rudimentary research tells us that Burton K. Gustin was a resident of Bradford Country, Pennsylvania when on October 24, 1861, he enlisted and was mustered in as 1st Sgt. Co. F 52nd Pennsylvania Infantry. Sgt. Gustin was commissioned 1st Lt. on December 21, 1863 and was mustered out January 27, 1865. During Lt. Gustin’s service with the 52nd PA the regiment saw action at the Siege of Yorktown, Battle of Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Savage Station and Chickahominy then the Battle of Fair Oaks; action before Richmond, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill; operations on Morris and Folly Islands, against Forts Wagner, Morris Island, operations against Charleston and more. 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 5879: original ! Civil War vintage TEAMSTER’S WHIP

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original ! Civil War vintage TEAMSTER’S WHIP Seldom surviving as the vast majority of these utilitarian tools of the Civil War era teamster or wagoner as most frequently referred to in military records, were well used up and cast aside in the period with the hide strands re-purposed as brogan laces or some other worthy use. This scarce period example sports a 7 foot 6 inch long taper braided hide lash with a cord tip secured to a 4 foot shaft of tapered ash wood. All clearly handmade and original to the period, the piece offers good evidence of age and period use yet remains in excellent all original condition. A neat piece with lots of eye appeal ! 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 5751: late 1700s to mid 1800 U S Print Blocks

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late 1700s to mid 1800 U S Print Blocks Not a big deal but worthy of appreciation, these late 18th through mid 19th century US print blocks were fashioned in rock maple offering a bold 3 5/16 high US in classic period font. Will go nicely in a display or on the wall. 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 5752: original Civil War veteran – G. A. R. WAIST BELT & PLATE

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original Civil War veteran – G. A. R. WAIST BELT & PLATE Once one of the most common of Grand Army of the Republic relics, as aside from the membership medal, the gold wash GAR belt plate and white cotton web waist belt, was the most commonly used G. A. R. accoutrement. Like everything in the Civil War veteran collectors field though, complete waist belt rigs, particularly rigs in nice condition, are becoming difficult to find. This set remains in excellent original condition with 100% of the bright plating on the plate and a white web belt that while showing good evidence of originality remains in excellent condition. A good opportunity for the GAR collector who hasn’t set one of these aside. 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 5488: rare variant !! original Civil War photograph - 10th Veteran Reserve Corps

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rare variant !! original Civil War photograph - 10th Veteran Reserve Corps Housed in its period 15 1/8X 18 1/4 inch deep walnut frame, this photograph measures approximately 6 ¾ X 9 1/2 on its original 10 X 13 inch mount and remains in excellent original condition. The photograph mount offers a period brown ink penned title identifying the subject as Co. C 10th Veteran Reserve Corps / Washington D. C. April 1865. A rare view obviously taken on the same occasion as a similar view preserved on glass negative in the Library of Congress, this view records the presence of a small Black Drummer Boy standing with his drum at left of the enlisted formation. Standing at the right forefront of his Co. C 10th V. R. C. is Lt. Walter F. Halleck. A veteran of the 11th Michigan Infantry, Lt. Halleck sports an eye patch won at Stone’s River (Murfreesboro) Tennessee when he lost an eye and was taken prisoner by Confederates as a result of action there on 12/31/1862. (A period portrait complete with eye patch may be found on Find a Grave. Halleck is buried at Arlington plot section 3, grave 1783) The 10th Veteran Reserve Corps was initially organized in New York City in the fall of 1863 and was primarily a consolidation of the 12th NY Infantry, 13th NY Infantry, 14th NY Infantry, 15th NY Infantry, 19th NY Infantry and 57th NY Infantry. A bit of research will likely offer additional individual identification particularly of the officer at Halleck’s right. A rare photograph, well documented by a same sitting collodion plate negative in the Library of Congress. 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 5639: Civil War era percussion conversion - U. S. SPRINGFIELD Mod. 1840 Musket

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Civil War era percussion conversion - U. S. SPRINGFIELD Mod. 1840 Musket A nice honest piece with appealing evidence of age and period use, this Springfield U. S. Model 1840 remains in excellent all original condition with an appealing deep chocolate natural age patina overall and that untouched but issued and used quality that is so hard to find today. A Maine attic find of some years ago, this honest old .69 caliber smooth bore musket is complete with the exception of its ramrod (easily replaced if you wish) and remains otherwise as issued with its nicely marked and 1841 dated SPRINGFIELD lock The Mod. 1840 musket enjoyed a long run in the military with use in the Mexican War through the American Civil War. The .69 caliber smooth-bore Mod.1840 was the last of the flintlocks and as such was found in considerable supply in both Northern and Southern armories at the outbreak of the Civil War. (Conspiracy enthusiasts find it more than interesting that in the late days prior to secession, then Secretary of War Jefferson Davis was said to have caused the filling of Southern States arsenals with such surplus arms.) With arsenal conversion to the percussion system, the old Mod. 1840 musket saw considerable service by both Union and Confederate troops remaining a common site on the battlefield through 1863 with many remaining in action for the duration of the Civil War. (see: Coates & Thomas Civil War Small Arms) An all too scarce opportunity to acquire a good honest example of one of these U. S. Springfield made and converted Civil War Springfield muskets at a less than prohibitive price. 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!

A note about firearms: WE SUPPORT RESPONSIBLE CONTROL OF MODERN FIREARMS AND EMPHASIZE HERE THAT THIS PIECE IS CONSIDERED AN ANTIQUE / COLLECTABLE AND IS THEREFORE OUTSIDE RESTRICTIONS APPLICABLE TO COVERED (MODERN) FIREARMS. THE PIECE IS OFFERED AS A HISTORICAL COLLECTABLE ONLY AND THOUGH MECHANICALLY OPERABLE, IS NOT TO BE CONSIDERED FIREABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. PURCHASE OF THIS ITEM WILL CONSTITUTE A FULL UNDERSTANDING OF AND AGREEMENT WITH THE ABOVE.

 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5891: original - Civil War era Cavalry Sargent   STRIPES

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original - Civil War era Cavalry Sargent STRIPES Not to be confused with the later flannel stripes, a good look at our illustrations will establish these as the earlier and more desirable type. Wish we had the pair but this single example will display well when set in with period material. A nice display item at less than half the price of a pair. 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 5818: 149th Pennsylvania Infantry officers - POCKET CALENDAR

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149th Pennsylvania Infantry officers - POCKET CALENDAR Bearing an escutcheon with a nicely hand engraved H F R monogram, we acquired this period mother of pearl and ivory note calendar with a family history of having been carried by Lt. Henry F. Reynolds in the Civil War. Part of a winter cleanout set aside in our fifty year accumulation of stuff gleaned from estate sales, antique shows and all manner of Maine through East of the Mississippi hunting grounds, it is time to move some of our treasures along. Measuring approximately 3 1/8 X 1 5/8 inches this pocket note calendar shows good age and originality while remaining in excellent original condition with no splits, chips, stains or missing pages. Our research advises that Henry F. Reynolds was a resident of Ulysses Township, Penn. when he enlisted and was mustered in as Sergeant, Co. K 149th Pennsylvania Infantry. Reynolds was promoted to 2nd Lt. on 8/29/1862 then 1st Lt. on 5/1/1863. Lt. Reynolds suffered a gunshot wound of the right foot at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863. He was discharged for disability on 3/13/1864. Reynolds was a member of the Orange A. Lewis G. A. R. Post # 279 in Ulysses, PA. He died 12/16/1901. 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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