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    ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR US BELT PLATE FOR SALE
    ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR US BELT PLATE FOR SALE

    ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR US BELT PLATE FOR SALE

    This is a nearly mint and likely un-issued US oval belt plate as issued during the Civil War to Union Infantrymen. These were issued to most Union Infantry and accompanied with a cap pouch, cartridge box and bayonet on the belt. The condition can only be improved upon by those few examples known to have been found still wrapped in their original packaging. A super nice example.

    PRICE - SALE PENDING !


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    CIVIL WAR UNION OFFICER'S VEST FOR SALE
    CIVIL WAR UNION OFFICER'S VEST FOR SALE

    CIVIL WAR UNION OFFICER'S VEST FOR SALE

    This is a fine condition Civil War Officer's Vest showing use but with no damage or wear other than a few very small moth nips that are of no consequence. It is rigged with Davy back marked button and is missing 4 of them which can be easily replaced.

    PRICE - $ 1,475.00


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    SHOULDER STRAPS FOR CIVIL WAR CAVALRY COLONEL - CIVIL WAR ARTIFACTS
    SHOULDER STRAPS FOR CIVIL WAR CAVALRY COLONEL - CIVIL WAR ARTIFACTS

    SHOULDER STRAPS FOR CIVIL WAR CAVALRY COLONEL - CIVIL WAR ARTIFACTS

    This is an outstanding pair of original Cavalry Colonel Shoulder Boards of double-bordered Gold Wire Bullion. The silver tips to the eagle feathers in the photo are just reflections from the light source and do not reflect the deep golden color that is retained by the wire and trim work. These are beautifully gold-tilted and in strong condition. Check out some of the recent auction results on fine condition Civil War Shoulder Boards and you'll find that these extremely rare straps are priced appropriately.

    PRICE - $ 2,675.00


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    Civil War McClellan Saddle for Sale
    Civil War McClellan Saddle for Sale

    Civil War McClellan Saddle for Sale

    This is a Model 1859 McClellan Civil War Saddle identified to an "S. W. Skinner, Leroy, NY." as marked on the bottom of the left stirrup in black ink. The only such soldier found that fit was a Samuel Skinner from Great Bend, Pennsylvania, a forty-five-year-old mechanic in the LeRoy, New York area who mustered into Co H of the 1st New York Veteran Cavalry as a private for one year on August 29, 1864 at Binghamton, NY. This regiment was originally intended to become the 17th New York Cavalry regiment, but the designation was changed before the organization started. New York State Museum records show Samuel Skinner as part of the 17th Regiment. The 1st NY Vet Cavalry was attached to the 2nd Cavalry Division, Army of West Virginia in August 1864. Records indicate the cavalry regiment was in action at Duffield Station, Cedar Creek, Berryville, Charlestown, and Falling Waters after which it was sent to remount camp in Maryland until the end of October 1864. On December 20, 1864, Skinner joined the regiment from the recruit depot. Skinner was taken ill in March 1865 with constant "distress in the no-no zone" at Camp Piatt (I hate the "d" word), West Virginia where he was exempt from all duty until he was discharged on June 8, 1865. He returned to Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, married, raised a family and died of disease in October 1877. Skinner’s saddle, a late war variation, is maker-marked with the small brass medallion tacked to the saddle’s left side front under the pommel ring embossed “D. DEMAREST / MAKERS / NEWARK, NJ.”. Daniel Demarest was in the saddle business at 4 Division St in Newark, NJ between 1856 and 1865 and is a well-known and recognized Civil War saddle maker. This saddle remains tight and very strong overall, and retains almost all of its original cavalry equipment. Included are both original saddle skirts, quarter straps, stirrups, stirrup leathers, leather hoods, girth, girth straps and billets, plus its original crupper which still retains it rings, buckles and straps. If one seeks an identified, high quality, original M1859 McClellan cavalry saddle with service in the Civil War, here you go. Any period saddle in this condition would be priced similar, yet this one is identified. That's certainly a great plus. Just make sure you spray the seat with Lysol due to Private Skinners wartime problem.

    PRICE - $ 3,275.00


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    INSCRIBED CIVIL WAR CORPS BADGE - SIGNAL CORPS
    INSCRIBED CIVIL WAR CORPS BADGE - SIGNAL CORPS

    INSCRIBED CIVIL WAR CORPS BADGE - SIGNAL CORPS

    This is a really super Army of the Potomac Medal that is inscribed on its back, "Major J. C. Paine, Signal Officer, HeadQuarters, Army Potomac". Signal Corps Artifacts are extremely rare and this would be great item to add to a collection from that organization. Paine first mustered into the 57th New York Infantry as a First Lieutenant in August of 1861. He was commissioned as a Captain in the Signal Corps in March of 1863 and moved up in rank to eventually be Brevetted to Lt. Colonel serving as a commander in Virginia. This man needs further research, which I'll leave to the buyer.

    PRICE - $ 1,350.00


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    MOUNTED OFFICERS SADDLE STIRRUPS, WAR OF 1812 - CIVIL WAR
    MOUNTED OFFICERS SADDLE STIRRUPS, WAR OF 1812 - CIVIL WAR

    MOUNTED OFFICERS SADDLE STIRRUPS, WAR OF 1812 - CIVIL WAR

    This is a good condition pair of Mounted Officer's Saddle Stirrups as used by high ranking Federal and Volunteer Officers as early as the War of 1812 and used through the Civil War. The display a patriotic eagle medallion on each side and are made of iron and are coated with brass. I doubt that the coating of brass is sheet as many claim. Rather, these parts and others like them are hot dipped, similar to the production of galvanized steel where steel parts or a continuous sheet are dipped on a continuous mill that runs into a vat of molten zinc and rises out with a few thousands of an inch of shiny crystalized zinc on the surface. I doubt that there were rows of workmen with teeny tiny hammers clanking away on sheet brass to form it over these stirrups. The only alternative process during their period of manufacture that was efficient and makes sense was a molten dip. The coating provided corrosion resistance and was quite decorative. After polishing, these would be have been lacquered or had a flash of gold gilt applied for the finished effect. This pair, which I estimate was made during the Mexican War, retain all of there brass coating, but are filthy dirty. They are untouched. A gentle cleaning would bring them back to life and these are great for display on a book-shelf or when put onto a fine period saddle. These used to sell for $2500 - 3500.00. These are quite reasonably priced.

    PRICE - $ 2,285.00


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    CIVIL WAR GOLD AND SILVER CORPS BADGE - 102nd NEW YORK
    CIVIL WAR GOLD AND SILVER CORPS BADGE - 102nd NEW YORK

    CIVIL WAR GOLD AND SILVER CORPS BADGE - 102nd NEW YORK

    This is a really nice Corps Badge identified to a member of the 102nd New York Infantry, Charles Fleet of Company F. Charles mustered into the 102nd as a private on 12/3/61 and was in for the duration of the war having re-elisted 12/30/63. He mustered out in July of 1865 and reached the rank of Corporal. The 102nd saw plenty of fighting during the war, seeing action at Cedar Mountain, 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg and then headed west to participate in many of the battles of the Atlanta Campaign to include Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Ringgold Gap, Mill Creek, Resaca, Kennesaw Mountain, Peachtree Creek, the March to Savanna and finally the Carolina's. The medal itself is gorgeous, made of coin or sterling silver with a 12 - 14 carat gold disc on the face. The top pin is inscribed "C. E. Fleet", and the gold disc, "Co. H, 102, N.Y.V.V.". The entire 12th Corps Star surface is hand chased and engraved in decorative motif to enhance its body, the star of The medal does not appear to have ever been cleaned or touched. A great Corps Badge Medal about the size of a half-dollar.

    PRICE - $ 3,450.00


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    CONFEDERATE D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE FOR SALE - HISTORICAL ARMS
    CONFEDERATE D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE FOR SALE - HISTORICAL ARMS

    CONFEDERATE D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE FOR SALE - HISTORICAL ARMS

    This is a wonderful Confederate Knife and probably arsenal made. In classic D-guard construction with one huge exception. The hilt is entirely cast in brass. It has a hefty blade that's a foot long and its 14 & 1/2" over-all. The scabbard is original to the knife. Formerly in the well-known Union Drummer Boy Collection at Gettysburg.

    PRICE - $7,000.00


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    CIVIL WAR REGIMENTAL FLAG FOR SALE - REGIMENTAL COLORS
    CIVIL WAR REGIMENTAL FLAG FOR SALE - REGIMENTAL COLORS

    CIVIL WAR REGIMENTAL FLAG FOR SALE - REGIMENTAL COLORS

    This is an Antique Civil War Flag, possibly made by Tiffany & Company and identified to the 46th Ohio Volunteers. It is an original and authentic Regimental Color and It is in excellent condition as preserved by the family of the soldier that brought it home when his term of service expired. It is accompanied with its original flag-staff and a period cabinet card photo of some descendants holding this very flag. Call for further details as this is a particularly beautiful flag that deserves some phone time.

    PRICE - $18,500.00


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    CIVIL WAR OFFICERS BRIDLE BIT
    CIVIL WAR OFFICERS BRIDLE BIT

    CIVIL WAR OFFICERS BRIDLE BIT

    This is an outstanding Horse Bit in excellent condition with patriotic Eagle bosses mounted to each side. This wonderful bit is early enough to have been use in both the Seminole and Mexican War and these are most often associated with Generals or other high ranking officers. They compliment an Officer's Saddle. I have a few similar bits in my collection but have a duplicate to this one. This is a great find that is seldom encountered.

    PRICE - $ 2,875.00


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    CIVIL WAR FROCK COAT, ARTILLERY
    CIVIL WAR FROCK COAT, ARTILLERY

    CIVIL WAR FROCK COAT, ARTILLERY

    This Union Frock Coat worn by a Civil War Artillery Officer is in very good, sound condition showing minor moth nips and missing one button, easily replaced. Fully laid out with "A" buttons for Artillery Service. Needs steaming to remove the wrinkles caused by over 100 years of being rolled up in a bunch inside of an old trunk. A couple of original Civil War Shoulder Boards would make this a great display coat. Artillery Coats are probably the rarest of service coats and highly sought after. This is an untouched, original Artillery Frock Coat.

    PRICE - $ 3,795.00


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    12 POUND CIVIL WAR MOUNTAIN HOWITZER - HISTORICAL ARMS
    12 POUND CIVIL WAR MOUNTAIN HOWITZER - HISTORICAL ARMS

    12 POUND CIVIL WAR MOUNTAIN HOWITZER - HISTORICAL ARMS

    This is a wonderful Mountain Howitzer dated 1861, inspected and maker marked, "C. A. & Co. Boston" aka by Cyrus Alger of Boston. This Mountain Howitzer is nearly identical to those made by the Ames Company Foundry and together they supplied the majority of Mountain Howitzers during the Civil War. This example is in exceptional condition showing a beautiful nut-shell patina to the bronze tube. The carriage is a reproduction of course, and is also excellent. The 1841 Mountain Howitzer is a type of bronze smooth-bore 12 pounder optimized for firing explosive shells as well as spherical case and canister. It is light weight and highly portable. Because of this and its ease of dis-assembly, it could be quickly packed on 2 horses or mules that permitted their use with mounted forces in areas where roads were little more than paths or up steep slopes and mountainous areas. These small Howitzers provided artillery support for forces where it would otherwise be unavailable. NOTE; IF YOU ARE SELLING A CANNON OR KNOW SOMEONE THAT WANT'S TO KNOW WHERE TO SELL A CANNON AT THE BEST PRICE, PLEASE CONTACT US. WE BUY ANTIQUE CANNONS.

    PRICE - Recently Sold !!!


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    CIVIL WAR SADDLE BAGS
    CIVIL WAR SADDLE BAGS

    CIVIL WAR SADDLE BAGS

    Civil War Saddles and accessories are some of my favorite artifacts, problem is I can never find them in great condition. These are in very fine condition and a full 12" X 12" and pack 5" thick. Sound and supple, one bag has a small mouse hole in its back-side that is not visible unless you look for it. Leather retains a nice finish and seams, buckles and straps are all sound. These could have been used a little before the Civil War, during the war and certainly after.

    PRICE - $1,450.00 - Reduced to $1,325.00 !!!


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    CIVIL WAR UNION FROCK COAT WITH STRAPS
    CIVIL WAR UNION FROCK COAT WITH STRAPS

    CIVIL WAR UNION FROCK COAT WITH STRAPS

    This Civil War Officers Frock Coat is nice, with a minimal amount of wear or age damage. It needs careful ironing and a single missing staff button (Steele & Johnson, easily replaced). It is in fine condition. Metal-backed Smith patent straps.

    PRICE - ON HOLD !!!


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    CHARTER OAK COLT PRESENTATION CANE
    CHARTER OAK COLT PRESENTATION CANE

    CHARTER OAK COLT PRESENTATION CANE

    Here is one of the rarest artifacts I have ever offered and I hope some collector will appreciate it as such. This is a great historic American and Colt rarity that deserves someone to step up and have it restored. This cane was presented to General Caleb Cushing, a soldier, diplomat and politician during the 1840's - 1870's period. It was presented by the Democrats of Colt's Patent Firearms Company. It is fashioned from the famed "CHARTER OAK " and is so inscribed on one of its silver bands. The handle of the cane is carved in the form of an American Eagle's Head and the shaft is roughly 40" long. It is currently in 3 pieces and the shaft shows weathering and poor storage. Cushing served in the Massachusetts Legislature, served in Congress, served as a Colonel and Brigadier General in the Mexican War, and held high government offices. In 1843 President Tyler nominated Cushing for U.S. Secretary of the Treasury but he was not confirmed. He was appointed commissioner and United States Ambassador to China in 1843. He served as Attorney General in Franklin Pierce's Cabinet, presided over the Democratic National Convention in 1860 and was nominated for the Supreme Court in 1874. Cushing led an exciting life in one of the most exciting periods in American History. Any presentation by Colt, his workers or representatives of his establishment is rare and collectible. A presentation fashioned from the famed "Charter Oak" is almost impossible to find, and to additionally be presented to such a famous individual makes this cane a highly prized artifact. I think this price is quite reasonable and would note that there are 4 or 5 of these canes that were presented at the same time and one is pictured on the net as sold at auction. A restoration based on photos and specifications of the other cane is in order, and can probably be arrainged for the buyer of this rare Colt Presentation.

    PRICE - $4,750.00


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    SOLID GOLD CIVIL WAR CORPS BADGE
    SOLID GOLD CIVIL WAR CORPS BADGE

    SOLID GOLD CIVIL WAR CORPS BADGE

    This case contains the Coventry family archive of medals dating from the Civil War Corps Badge of Captain C. B. Coventry of the 24th New York Cavalry to other members of the Coventry family that served through WWII. The most valuable medal is of course the Solid Gold Corps Badge of Captain Coventry as presented to him from the non commissioned officers of the 24th New York Cavalry. The other medals and their owners still need to be researched. The wonderful Corps Badge has its recipients name on the front with crossed sabers motif with the top piece being engraved with battle honors of Cedar Mountain, Rappahannock Station, Thouroughfare Gap, Bull Run, Antietam and South Mountain. Coventry has a great service record having mustered into the 26th NY. Infantry in early 1861 as a private and working his way to Lieut. Colonel of the 24th NY Cavalry. In between his service with these two regiments, Coventry also served with the 157th (also as a Captain) who took extremely heavy losses at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. I don't have time to search the histories of the other medals and their service, but suffice to say I will not separate these family medals. They should be kept together and I will sell them that way. What the new owner chooses to do afterwards is up to them. A great Corps Badge Medal and history of a families service to their country.

    PRICE - $4,350.00


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    CIVIL WAR CAMP HATCHET
    CIVIL WAR CAMP HATCHET

    CIVIL WAR CAMP HATCHET

    This is actually a very rare artifact as few of these have survived intact with such condition and originality. This is a camp hatchet as ordered by the Union from C. Hammond of Philadelphia, Pa. during the Civil War, and so marked. Hammond, among others, is listed as having supplied several thousand hatchet under government contracts. Thousands of these and similar hatchets were ordered and supplied to virtually every US and Volunteer unit that served. There are accounts of these used by riflemen similar to what the early settlers used and referred to as a tomahawk, and I'm sure a few were used and/or carried in battle. The trick is finding one with the original haft (handle) and in really fine condition. I have seen these sell complete for $600 - 700.00 retail, but always beat up or with replaced hafts. This hatchet is virtually attic mint. That is, it was never used or abused and put away safely to just age, like a fine wine. To find a hatchet in this condition is like finding an attic mint '63 musket that was never issued, just aged. A really nice artifact.

    PRICE - $ 850.00


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    Civil War Medal
    Civil War Medal

    Civil War Medal

    This is a lovely patriotic Civil War period medal made of coin silver presented to the top marksman of the Olden Rifles in 1861. The Olden Rifles were from Lawrence, New Jersey and were formed May 31, 1861 after Lincoln's call for 75,000 troops. They were named after Governor Olden of New Jersey. Further research is needed on this medal as the recipient could be of some importance. Recipient of the medal remains unknown.

    PRICE - $ 1,475.00



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    CIVIL WAR OFFICER'S BELT FOR SALE.
    CIVIL WAR OFFICER'S BELT FOR SALE.

    CIVIL WAR OFFICER'S BELT FOR SALE.

    In wearable condition and with a great buckle, this is a premium officers rig with fancy red stitching that is all in tact. A great display piece for your sword or gun rig. 1 broken ring clasp, probably replaceable.

    PRICE - SOLD!!!!


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    CDV OF ROBERT E. LEE
    CDV OF ROBERT E. LEE

    CDV OF ROBERT E. LEE

    This is an extremely sharp and well toned image of the Confederate Commander with a penciled date "1869' on the reverse. No other markings other than the original, large & bold signature of Lee himself. One of the best(and I am told rarest) of...

    PRICE - SOLD!!!!

 

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