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WONDERFUL, IDENTIFIED FOLK ART FLAG PIN MADE BY GEORGE W. MOWERS AND PRESENTED TO JOHN McALLISTER, WARTIME COMRADE IN THE 87th PA, AND FIRST SUPERINTENDENT OF THE GETTYSBURG NATIONAL CEMETERY

WONDERFUL, IDENTIFIED FOLK ART FLAG PIN MADE BY GEORGE W. MOWERS AND PRESENTED TO JOHN McALLISTER, WARTIME COMRADE IN THE 87th PA, AND FIRST SUPERINTENDENT OF THE GETTYSBURG NATIONAL CEMETERY

This folk-art flag pin measures about two inches by one and has a tinned iron frame and back with a two-pronged wire soldered to the reverse that would enable it to be worn on a cartridge box, belt,… (2020-01). Learn More »

IDENTIFIED MESS FORK FROM PRIVATE AND SERGEANT GEORGE W. MOWERS, 21st PA CAVALRY AND 87th PA INFANTRY

IDENTIFIED MESS FORK FROM PRIVATE AND SERGEANT GEORGE W. MOWERS, 21st PA CAVALRY AND 87th PA INFANTRY

We recently acquired a sizeable group of artifacts preserved for the last 150 years in the family of George W. Mowers of Fayetteville, Pa. Mowers was 18 years old and working in his father’s wagon… (M26514). Learn More »

$79.50
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CIVIL WAR CLAY PIPE IDENTIFIED TO GEORGE W. MOWERS, 21st PA CAVALRY & 87th PA INFANTRY

CIVIL WAR CLAY PIPE IDENTIFIED TO GEORGE W. MOWERS, 21st PA CAVALRY & 87th PA INFANTRY

We proud to offer a group of Civil War material gathered by George W. Mowers, private 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry and Sergeant 87th Pennsylvania Infantry, and preserved until recently in the family when… (M26517). Learn More »

$67.50
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PEWTER COLLAPSIBLE CUP, IN JAPPANED TIN CASE, ca. 1850s-60s

PEWTER COLLAPSIBLE CUP, IN JAPPANED TIN CASE, ca. 1850s-60s

Bright three section cup, 3” in height, 2.5” at the brim (which is scalloped on the underside); exhibits minor scratches. Jappaned, circular tin case—1.25” height, 1.75” in… (179-950). Learn More »

STRAND OF GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE’S HAIR

STRAND OF GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE’S HAIR

Small, ornate brass frame houses a strand of hair that was taken from a lock of hair that the General himself presented to a friend on April 19, 1869 in Lexington, Virginia. Letters of provenance by… (1054-1376). Learn More »

$495.00
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ANTIETAM BATTLEFIELD PICK-UP BUTTON BOARD

ANTIETAM BATTLEFIELD PICK-UP BUTTON BOARD

A very nice example of a Civil War soldier’s “button board” found on the battlefield of Antietam by George W. Mowers, 21st Pa. Cavalry. We recently bought an entire archive of material belonging… (R23117). Learn More »

$295.00
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CIVIL WAR ERA LADIES GOLD BANGLE BRACELET WITH ENGRAVED INSCRIPTION

CIVIL WAR ERA LADIES GOLD BANGLE BRACELET WITH ENGRAVED INSCRIPTION

Intricately designed, wide bangle bracelet is hinged with a push button clasp and safety chain. Features seven decorative bands of alternating patterns with black enamel accents. Gold has been… (30-2150). Learn More »

FRAMED EAGLE JACQUARD TEXTILE – CIRCA 1860

FRAMED EAGLE JACQUARD TEXTILE – CIRCA 1860

Jacquard woven textile has a design of a fleur-de-lis above a shield with spread- winged eagle. Wording, “E PLURIBIS UNUM” is in the banner above eagle. Red color remains vibrant. Coverlets like… (1032-60). Learn More »

$85.00
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SILVER HUNTING CASE POCKET WATCH THAT CARRIES TWO INSCRIPTIONS, ONE TO A CIVIL WAR SOLDIER IN THE 28TH PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY

SILVER HUNTING CASE POCKET WATCH THAT CARRIES TWO INSCRIPTIONS, ONE TO A CIVIL WAR SOLDIER IN THE 28TH PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY

An honest, Civil War-period example of an ID’d, key-wound pocket watch in its original, plain, German silver hunting case. This timepiece, which has seen its share of repair and maintenance, does… (M21134). Learn More »

$950.00
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CIVIL WAR-ERA TRAVELLING LAP DESK

CIVIL WAR-ERA TRAVELLING LAP DESK

Polished rectangular walnut box, 10 x 8 x 3.25.” Interior compartments, w/velvet covered, fold-down, lift-up lids; for paper & and writing utensils. Brass front lock is missing. Blank brass… (986-21). Learn More »

WESTERWALD WINE JUG

WESTERWALD WINE JUG

This Westerwald salt glazed jug with handle has a cobalt scrollwork design and banding. Westerwald stoneware is a salt glazed pottery found in the Westerwald region of Germany since the beginning of… (1005-25). Learn More »

G.A.R. GOLD WATCH FOB - ID’D TO P.C. EASTMAN, CO, “E” 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE VOLS.

G.A.R. GOLD WATCH FOB - ID’D TO P.C. EASTMAN, CO, “E” 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE VOLS.

Gold watch fob is in the shape of a 5th Corps badge. It shows a raised image of a G.A.R. membership badge, with star and flag ribbon under a spread-winged eagle with crossed cannons. Engraving on… (410-481). Learn More »

VICTORIAN ERA GUTTA PERCHA COLLAR BOX WITH CROSSED CANNONS

VICTORIAN ERA GUTTA PERCHA COLLAR BOX WITH CROSSED CANNONS

Victorian era box meant for holding gentleman’s collars features a gutta percha lid and stained wooden bottom. Hinged lid shows a border of stars, floral designs in the corners, and an image of… (1043-101). Learn More »

WESTERWALD CIDER JUG, CIRCA 1820

WESTERWALD CIDER JUG, CIRCA 1820

This Westerwald salt glazed jug with handle has a cobalt scrollwork design and banding. Westerwald stoneware is a salt glazed pottery found in the Westerwald region of Germany since the beginning of… (1005-26). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR ERA CARVED IVORY BINOCULARS

CIVIL WAR ERA CARVED IVORY BINOCULARS

Nicely carved miniature binoculars which are just 7/8” tall, and ¾” wide at the base. You can look through the them like a normal size pair. A metal band holds the two pieces together.   … (1054-1484). Learn More »

MASONIC CHILD’S DISH

MASONIC CHILD’S DISH

Dish features a blue transferware image of a young man passing underneath of a large Masonic compass. The saying is a maxim by Benjamin Franklin- “Keep within compass/And you shall be sure/To avoid… (88-22). Learn More »

EARLY TEDDY ROOSEVELT DOLL

EARLY TEDDY ROOSEVELT DOLL

Doll has a torso made of stuffed cloth with head, hands and boots made from Papier-mâché. The body is clothed in an OD green uniform held closed by a thin leather belt with small brass frame buckle.… (668-198). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR HARD RUBBER COLLAPSIBLE CUP WITH LID

CIVIL WAR HARD RUBBER COLLAPSIBLE CUP WITH LID

Civil War-era, hard rubber collapsible cup with lid. The top cover (lid) is maker marked “NILES DRINKING CUP * PATENTED JUNE 5th * 1860 *”.  This cup has four segments that open and close to form… (160-21). Learn More »

BROWN & WHITE JASPERWARE MUG WITH CHERUBS

BROWN & WHITE JASPERWARE MUG WITH CHERUBS

Victorian era Jasperware mug shows raised image of putti cherubs. A decorative floral border inside of beaded bands decorates the top of mug. Mug measures 3 ½” tall by 3 ¾” in diameter at the… (88-23). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR ERA CAMP MIRROR

CIVIL WAR ERA CAMP MIRROR

Two-piece, zinc traveling mirror.  Approximately 3” in diameter.  Un decorated lid over a lightly decorated back. Back also features a wire loop for hanging and a wire “stand”.  Mirror is… (490-1861). Learn More »


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VERY RARE AND SPECTACULAR MARINE CORPS CIVIL WAR OR EARLIER EAGLE SNARE DRUM

This rare drum has had the tension ropes and ears as well as the heads replaced but the body and hoops are original and the interior has a fantastic maker’s label from a known early maker. There are only two or three of these early Marine Corps… (344-1831). Learn More »

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