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GERMAN SILVER SPECTACLES CASE

GERMAN SILVER SPECTACLES CASE

Hinged case for holding period eyewear. Features beaded border around decorative ridges on top and bottom of case. Measures 4 ¾” long x 1 1/8” wide. … (179-792). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR ERA LEATHER WALLET

CIVIL WAR ERA LEATHER WALLET

Machine-made Civil War era leather wallet as carried by numerous civilians and soldiers of the time. The folding wallet measures 8” long x 3 ¾” high and is made of pasteboard covered with a thin… (179-788). Learn More »

CANDLE SNUFFER / WICK TRIMMER

CANDLE SNUFFER / WICK TRIMMER

Candle snuffer stands on three legs and has a sharp point for digging the wick out of the wax so the wick can be trimmed. Made of brass. Measures 6 ¼” long x 1 ½” high x 2 ¼” wide at the… (179-796). Learn More »

$35.00
SOLD

VICTORIAN PRINCE ALBERT’S “GO TO BED” MATCH SAFE

VICTORIAN PRINCE ALBERT’S “GO TO BED” MATCH SAFE

This brass match safe was called the, “go to bed” matchbox, because of the small finial on the top which allowed one to place a lighted match into, place on the mantle, then have 30 seconds to get… (179-793). Learn More »

$70.00
SOLD

PUSH-UP STYLE BRASS CANDLESTICK HOLDER

PUSH-UP STYLE BRASS CANDLESTICK HOLDER

Measures 6” at the base, 4 ¼” high. Brass retains much of its original gilt, but has areas of darkening and spotting. Base has slightly cracked at the seam. Adjuster is missing.… (179-790). Learn More »

STRIP OF CIVIL WAR ERA WOOD MATCHES

STRIP OF CIVIL WAR ERA WOOD MATCHES

Strip of 23 wooden matches. These were originally sold in a block.     [sl] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THIS ITEM, AS WITH ALL OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE, MAY BE PURCHASED… (172-4479). Learn More »

REGULATION SIZED RIFLEMAN’S INSIGNIA

REGULATION SIZED RIFLEMAN’S INSIGNIA

This insignia was issued for use on the 1858 dress hat of enlisted men. It differs from the earlier examples in several ways. This trumpet is larger, has a double instead of a single twist, a tightly… (410-129). Learn More »

STAMPED BRASS ENGINEER CAP INSIGNIA MADE INTO A PIN

STAMPED BRASS ENGINEER CAP INSIGNIA MADE INTO A PIN

Civil War era stamped brass engineer’s insignia meas. approx. 1 5/8 x 1 ¼ inches. Obverse shows light wear and a nice patina. Reverse has had two 1 ¼ inch pins attached to each keep. … (410-131). Learn More »

STAMPED BRASS 9TH CORPS BADGE

STAMPED BRASS 9TH CORPS BADGE

Badge meas. approx. 1.50 x 1.50 inches with a raised crossed anchor and cannon with a section of rope forming the number “9.” The hollow impressed reverse has two spots of solder where a pin was… (410-136). Learn More »

RICHARDS PATENT KNIFE, FORK & SPOON COMBINATION

RICHARDS PATENT KNIFE, FORK & SPOON COMBINATION

This style of combination utensil often turns up in soldier groupings. It was one of the more popular knife, fork and spoon combinations of the period. Richards patent is dated July 23, 1861 and is… (410-126). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR CAMP STYLE SHAVING MIRROR

CIVIL WAR CAMP STYLE SHAVING MIRROR

Embossed zinc compact traveling mirrors such as this were widely used during the war. Most were imported and sold by town merchants and Sutlers to the soldiers in camp. This particular version meas.… (410-139). Learn More »

MID 19TH CENTURY MARINE SEXTANT

MID 19TH CENTURY MARINE SEXTANT

Ebony, brass and bone sextant is complete with all the original mirrors and filters. Ebony wood frame has brass index arm with engraved bone scales, sighting pinnula, horizon mirror, and three… (853-82). Learn More »

$750.00
Originally $1,500.00

TIN CONTAINER, PATENTED 1851

TIN CONTAINER, PATENTED 1851

Tin container with lid is maker marked, “BLISS’ PATENT 1851”, which was for Alfred Bliss of Newark, New Jersey. Tin has soldered seams. This type of container was mostly used for storage of tea… (665-16). Learn More »

$65.00
SOLD

WORLD WAR 1 CASED U.S. NAVY SEXTANT

WORLD WAR 1 CASED U.S. NAVY SEXTANT

Made by Brandis and Sons, Brooklyn NY, instrument makers from 1890 till 1920. Sextant is marked on brass scale, “U.S. NAVY / NO. 1839”. F.E BRANDIS SONS & CO. BROOKLYN, N.Y.”. Sextant is… (172-3545). Learn More »

INDIAN WAR ERA POCKET STOVE, PATENTED 1887

INDIAN WAR ERA POCKET STOVE, PATENTED 1887

Inner company marking: “W.T. & Co./ Pat. Mar. 1887.” Compact two piece stove, within cylindrical tin w/circular cover, measuring 4” in diameter, 1.75” in height, with two 2.5” carrying… (172-4577). Learn More »

TRUNK IDENTIFIED TO 179TH AND 183RD PENNSYLVANIA SURGEON

TRUNK IDENTIFIED TO 179TH AND 183RD PENNSYLVANIA SURGEON

This leather covered wooden trunk meas. approx. 26.25 inches long x 17.75 inches wide x 17.50 inches high. The lid has five 1.50 inch wide iron bands running across the top of the lid as well as two… (665-55). Learn More »

$850.00
ON HOLD

HARRISBURG, PA SOUVENIR PLATE

HARRISBURG, PA SOUVENIR PLATE

Plate features images of several scenes of Harrisburg- the old State Capitol, Soldier’s Monument, entrance to Market Street Bridge and the Elks Memorial to Meade D. Detweiler at Reservoir Park. … (179-701). Learn More »

TELESCOPE, MAKER MARKED P.J. O’HARE, MADE IN FRANCE

TELESCOPE, MAKER MARKED P.J. O’HARE, MADE IN FRANCE

Brass body covered in leather measures 8 ¼ inches when closed. When extended the four brass sections measure approx. 22 ¾” inches. Leather covering shows light wear all over. Brass has light… (172-4966). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR HOUSEWIFE AND SILVER CORPS BADGE OF ALBERT C. VAUGHAN, 60TH NEW YORK INFANTRY

CIVIL WAR HOUSEWIFE AND SILVER CORPS BADGE OF ALBERT C. VAUGHAN, 60TH NEW YORK INFANTRY

Housewife is hand-sewn of red and blue wool with white silk backing. Consists of two hearts which are sewn and tied together at the top, with two more cut out red hearts sewn on the insides. Hearts… (534-27). Learn More »

MAKER MARKED EBONY FIFE

MAKER MARKED EBONY FIFE

This wooden fife is a wonderful example of a typical musical wind instrument in use from the Civil War period through World War 1. In very good original condition, this post-war ebony fife measures… (172-4570). Learn More »


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RARE TIFFANY & CO. HIGH GRADE MODEL 1860 NAVAL OFFICER’S CUTLASS

Manufactured: New York;  Maker: Tiffany & Co / PDL;  Year: Civil War;  Model: M 1860 Naval Officer Cutlass ; Size: 30.25;  Condition: VG High grade naval officer’s cutlass from Tiffany & Co New York.  It was debated by collectors that… (870-08). Learn More »

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