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EXTREMELY RARE CIVIL WAR SIGNAL CORPS EMBROIDERED BULLION INSIGNIA

EXTREMELY RARE CIVIL WAR SIGNAL CORPS EMBROIDERED BULLION INSIGNIA

Civil War insignia for the signal corps is among the rarest of the rare. Initially titled the signal service as part of the army staff, it was only established in 1860 with the appointment of one… (480-194). Learn More »

RARE FULL STANDING VIEW OF A UNION SIGNALMAN

RARE FULL STANDING VIEW OF A UNION SIGNALMAN

Image shows an unknown Union soldier posed standing by a chair. He rests his right hand on the chair back and with the same hand holds a dark slouch hat with a creased crown. Clearly visible on the… (490-2268). Learn More »

NON-DUG GEORGIA OVAL BELT PLATE ON LEATHER

NON-DUG GEORGIA OVAL BELT PLATE ON LEATHER

This is a scarce, non-excavated example of the state seal belt plate worn by Georgia militia just before the war and by Georgia volunteer troops all through the conflict. Under Governor Brown… (1106-01). Learn More »

CSA RECTANGULAR PLATE ON BELT WITH WORLD-CLASS NOTE, TAKEN FROM THE BODY OF A DEAD CONFEDERATE AT PETERSBURG

CSA RECTANGULAR PLATE ON BELT WITH WORLD-CLASS NOTE, TAKEN FROM THE BODY OF A DEAD CONFEDERATE AT PETERSBURG

This rectangular C.S.A. belt plate on its belt was brought back, or sent home, from the war by a member of the 118th New York and includes a superb, if somewhat grim, account of its recovery on the… (1106-02). Learn More »

$8,500.00
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CIVIL WAR BASS DRUM

CIVIL WAR BASS DRUM

This particular type of drum was meant to be played ‘at rest.’ Drum based music accompanied almost every aspect of the soldier’s life and was extremely important to a soldier because it… (1015-01). Learn More »

EARLY WAR U.S. CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER, 1840 STYLE, BY SMITH, CRANE AND COMPANY, NEW YORK, 1858 TO 1862

EARLY WAR U.S. CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER, 1840 STYLE, BY SMITH, CRANE AND COMPANY, NEW YORK, 1858 TO 1862

Smith, Crane and Company pieces are scarce. They were only in business from 1858 through 1862, retailing military goods in New York City. Their swords were imported, of German make and likely by… (870-263). Learn More »

VERY RARE SMITH & WESSON MODEL 320 REVOLVING RIFLE WITH AN ORIGINAL DETACHABLE SHOULDER STOCK

VERY RARE SMITH & WESSON MODEL 320 REVOLVING RIFLE WITH AN ORIGINAL DETACHABLE SHOULDER STOCK

The Smith & Wesson Model 320 manufactured between 1879 and 1887. Serial numbered to 977. This one is serial numbered “768” stamped on underside of the backstrap. This model was based heavily… (31-1597). Learn More »

$9,600.00
Originally $12,000.00

CIVIL WAR EAGLE POMMEL PRESENTATION SWORD BY PATIENTS AT MOWER GENERAL HOSPITAL TO DR. J.A.C. HANLY, MARCH 20th, 1863

CIVIL WAR EAGLE POMMEL PRESENTATION SWORD BY PATIENTS AT MOWER GENERAL HOSPITAL TO DR. J.A.C. HANLY, MARCH 20th, 1863

Mower General Hospital, first known as Chestnut Hill Hospital, was one of the largest U.S. General Hospitals. Planned and built in 1862, it opened in early 1863 and could hold 3600 patients. Covering… (870-613). Learn More »

TIFFANY PRESENTATION SWORD TO WILLIAM S. MARBLE, 7th CONNECTICUT VOLS, WIA BERMUDA HUNDRED, IN COMMAND OF THE REGT. AT FT. FISHER

TIFFANY PRESENTATION SWORD TO WILLIAM S. MARBLE, 7th CONNECTICUT VOLS, WIA BERMUDA HUNDRED, IN COMMAND OF THE REGT. AT FT. FISHER

Tiffany & Company is acknowledged as the finest producer of presentation swords in the 1860s and this is good example of their work, showing detailed craftsmanship and refined taste. The deeply… (870-172). Learn More »

VERY RARE 1834 ENGINEER AND MEDICAL STAFF SWORD BY HENRY BOKER, BELONGING TO BREVET BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN HENDRICKSON, WHO LOST A LEG AT FREDERICKSBURG, 83rd NEW YORK VOLS (9th NYSM) AND 13th V.R.C.

VERY RARE 1834 ENGINEER AND MEDICAL STAFF SWORD BY HENRY BOKER, BELONGING TO BREVET BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN HENDRICKSON, WHO LOST A LEG AT FREDERICKSBURG, 83rd NEW YORK VOLS (9th NYSM) AND 13th V.R.C.

New patterns of swords for the U.S. army were developed from 1832 to 1834. This elegant smallsword pattern (variously called by collectors the 1832 or 1834 pattern) was designated for officers of… (870-325). Learn More »

RARE, ONE-OF-A-KIND, SPECIAL ORDER U.S. 1839 PATTERN TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEER’S SWORD IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

RARE, ONE-OF-A-KIND, SPECIAL ORDER U.S. 1839 PATTERN TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEER’S SWORD IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

Topographical Engineer swords extremely scarce to begin with and this is a “one-off,” custom-made example by Ames with a scaled down blade and scabbard for a specific officer in that elite corps.… (870-598). Learn More »

RARE FIRST PATTERN U.S. M1839 TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEER’S SWORD: THE ONLY KNOWN U.S. INSPECTED EXAMPLE & PROBABLY THE GOVERNMENT MODEL

RARE FIRST PATTERN U.S. M1839 TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEER’S SWORD: THE ONLY KNOWN U.S. INSPECTED EXAMPLE & PROBABLY THE GOVERNMENT MODEL

The is the rarest of the rare: the only Topographical Engineer officer's saber that is government inspected and is thought by Thillmann to be the “model” sword for the pattern since it bears… (870-328). Learn More »

CAPT. JAMES O. McCLURE, GENERAL BANKS’ BODY GUARD: ETCHED BLADE INSCRIBED 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD BY WILLARD & HAWLEY

CAPT. JAMES O. McCLURE, GENERAL BANKS’ BODY GUARD: ETCHED BLADE INSCRIBED 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD BY WILLARD & HAWLEY

This very nice US Model 1850 Staff and Field officer’s sword by Willard and Hawley of Syracuse, NY, has great blade etching that includes an officer holding a U.S. flag aloft as he surmounts enemy… (846-143). Learn More »

CAPTURED INSCRIBED COLT POCKET REVOLVER IN A CONFEDERATE HOLSTER

CAPTURED INSCRIBED COLT POCKET REVOLVER IN A CONFEDERATE HOLSTER

This 5-inch Colt pocket revolver is inscribed on the backstrap, “T. R. MATHEWS CHADWICK LT INF.” Mathews received the revolver shortly before setting out on the Peninsular Campaign in 1862, where… (846-192). Learn More »

ARTILLERY TREATISE OWNED, SIGNED, AND WITH NOTATIONS, BY JOHN MERCER BROOKE, INVENTOR OF THE BROOKE RIFLE AND PROJECTILES, DESIGNER OF THE IRONCLAD C.S.S. VIRGINIA

ARTILLERY TREATISE OWNED, SIGNED, AND WITH NOTATIONS, BY JOHN MERCER BROOKE, INVENTOR OF THE BROOKE RIFLE AND PROJECTILES, DESIGNER OF THE IRONCLAD C.S.S. VIRGINIA

This is Volume 1 of an original 1809 first edition of Louis De Tousard’s American Artillerist’s Companion, or Elements of Artillery, given to John Mercer Brooke by William Green of Richmond, Va.,… (846-186). Learn More »

SCARCE EXPERIMENTAL US 1905/06 CAVALRY SABER, 13th US CAVALRY

SCARCE EXPERIMENTAL US 1905/06 CAVALRY SABER, 13th US CAVALRY

This is an excellent example of the scarce experimental saber issued on a trial basis starting in 1905 and 1906. The sword is complete with its original scabbard, which bears unit and rack numbers… (1047-34). Learn More »

IDENTIFIED US BASE DRUM WITH MINNESOTA CONNECTION

IDENTIFIED US BASE DRUM WITH MINNESOTA CONNECTION

Bass drum has a maple wood shell in very good condition. The wood surface shows light wear and is free of cracks and chips. It meas. approx. 19.00 inches tall by 26.50 inches across the heads. Painted… (996-01). Learn More »

$1,200.00
Originally $1,600.00
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A WEST VIRGINIA SOLDIER’S WARTIME SOUVENIR: A CS WOOD CANTEEN FOUND AT RICHMOND IN 1865

A WEST VIRGINIA SOLDIER’S WARTIME SOUVENIR: A CS WOOD CANTEEN FOUND AT RICHMOND IN 1865

It is very symbolic that a Virginian who had remained loyal to the Union carved a captured Confederate canteen in Richmond, Virginia, on July 4, 1865, the anniversary of the newly re-united nation’s… (1097-21). Learn More »

$5,500.00
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FRAMED SILK CAVALRY GUIDON WITH INTERESTING VERBAL HISTORY

FRAMED SILK CAVALRY GUIDON WITH INTERESTING VERBAL HISTORY

The guidon is housed in a modern gold wood frame that meas. approx. 46.50 X 24.25 inches The guidon is laid against a cream backing that really allows the guidon to stand out. Overall about 65% to 70%… (846-105). Learn More »

$4,900.00
Originally $5,900.00

INK ID’D IMAGE OF SOUTH CAROLINA CAPTAIN GEORGE M. FAIRLEE OF ORR’S RIFLES

INK ID’D IMAGE OF SOUTH CAROLINA CAPTAIN GEORGE M. FAIRLEE OF ORR’S RIFLES

CDV shows Fairlee in the classic Napoleonic stance, posed in front of a pastoral painted backdrop. He wears a gray frock coat with captain’s insignia on the collar, dark cuffs and galloons on the… (846-150). Learn More »


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VERY RARE SMITH & WESSON MODEL 320 REVOLVING RIFLE WITH AN ORIGINAL DETACHABLE SHOULDER STOCK

The Smith & Wesson Model 320 manufactured between 1879 and 1887. Serial numbered to 977. This one is serial numbered “768” stamped on underside of the backstrap. This model was based heavily on the design of the SW New Model #3 Pistol. This… (31-1597). Learn More »