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CLAY PAINT POT

CLAY PAINT POT

Small unglazed pot was used by an artist to hold paint. Shows a handle on the side. Remnants of brown paint remain inside and dripping on outside of pot. Measures 1 ½” tall by 1 ¼” in… (998-1640). Learn More »

SCRIMSHAW FOLDING TOOL

SCRIMSHAW FOLDING TOOL

Item is made of bone with black accents, handle is in the shape of an arm. Hand on the end shows an outstretched thumb. Thin blade pivots on a tack to slide in and out of either side of… (179-881). Learn More »

CONFEDERATE FLAG SILK HANDKERCHIEF

CONFEDERATE FLAG SILK HANDKERCHIEF

Silk handkerchief features four Confederate battle flags in the corners with an image of crossed rifles and stars in the center.  Dates to circa 1920’s-1930’s. Measures 16 ½” square. Top right… (766-950). Learn More »

$35.00
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16th CENTURY SMALL BROWN JAR

16th CENTURY SMALL BROWN JAR

Early hand-thrown brown pottery jar features one handle and glazed finish. Shows a very nicely formed base and variegated coloring. Indention on side is typical of these early pieces as a result of… (1005-13). Learn More »

FABRIC FROM THE CHAIR OF PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS TAKEN DURING THE FALL OF RICHMOND

FABRIC FROM THE CHAIR OF PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS TAKEN DURING THE FALL OF RICHMOND

11” by 14” unframed display with a piece of fabric from Jefferson Davis’s Presidential chair in the Confederate House of Representatives. Included are copied photos of President Davis and the… (M20366). Learn More »

PIECE OF CIVIL WAR HARDTACK

PIECE OF CIVIL WAR HARDTACK

One of the main staples of a soldier’s diet, and the subject of many jokes and songs, was the hardtack cracker. Here is a piece that survived the war. It measures 2 ½” by 2 ¾”. Some light… (1030-70). Learn More »

$75.00
SOLD

SET OF THREE 18TH CENTURY CLAY PIPES

SET OF THREE 18TH CENTURY CLAY PIPES

These clay trade pipes originate from York County, Pennsylvania.  Each features a decorative design. Pipes measure at widest points- 1 ¼ x 1 ½, 1 ½” x 1 ½”, and 1 ¾” x 2”. Larger pipe… (611-474). Learn More »

$30.00
Originally $40.00

THE SOLDIER’S POCKET BOOK: INSPIRATIONAL AND PATRIOTIC HANDBOOK

THE SOLDIER’S POCKET BOOK: INSPIRATIONAL AND PATRIOTIC HANDBOOK

Charitable and religious organizations were anxious for the spiritual welfare of the young men going off to war and a variety of small pocket-sized booklets were printed up for distribution to the… (B6205B). Learn More »

$75.00
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MILK GLASS BARREL STYLE INKWELL, CIRCA 1840’S

MILK GLASS BARREL STYLE INKWELL, CIRCA 1840’S

Milk glass inkwell in the shape of a barrel was free blown and shows pontil scar on the underside. Inkwell measures 3” tall by 2” in circumference at the base. No chips or cracks. … (179-873). Learn More »

SWEDGED BACK DRESSING COMBS BOX

SWEDGED BACK DRESSING COMBS BOX

Red paste board box has label on top that reads, “SWEDGED BACK DRESSING COMBS / 1 DOZEN / 6 ½” INCH”. A decorative filigree border surrounds lettering. Pencil markings are present on box top… (1041-440). Learn More »

STAFFORD BROTHERS SOFT ENAMELED THREAD BOX

STAFFORD BROTHERS SOFT ENAMELED THREAD BOX

Paste board box has label on top that reads, “STAFFORD BROTHERS SOFT ENAMELED THREAD / ONE DOZEN / SUPERIOR FINISH / WARRANTED 200 YARDS / FOR HAND OR MACHINE SEWING”. Image of a mill or factory… (1041-441). Learn More »

VICTORIAN ERA GUTTA PERCHA COLLAR BOX WITH POPE PIUS IX

VICTORIAN ERA GUTTA PERCHA COLLAR BOX WITH POPE PIUS IX

Victorian era box meant for holding gentleman’s collars features a gutta percha lid and stained wooden bottom. Hinged lid shows scrollwork designs in the corners with an image of Pope Pius IX in the… (1043-102). Learn More »

SONS OF VETERANS SHAVING MUG, DATED 1881

SONS OF VETERANS SHAVING MUG, DATED 1881

Porcelain mug shows an image of a veterans badge flanked by gold gilt scrollwork. Three gold gilt bands embellish mug. Name of veteran, “GEO. K. MORRIS” is at the top in gold gilt. Underside of… (30-2148). Learn More »

STONEWARE INKWELL

STONEWARE INKWELL

Inkwell is tan colored, glazed stoneware. Displays a pyramidal shape with raised top. Measures 3” tall by 2 ¼” in circumference at the base. Very good condition with just a couple of small chips… (998-1582). Learn More »

GREEN RIVER WORKS FORK AND KNIFE

GREEN RIVER WORKS FORK AND KNIFE

J. Russell and Company opened the Green River Works in Greenfield, Mass. in the early 1830s. They were able to compete with Sheffield cutlers by using power hammers rather than hand forging, and the… (998-811). Learn More »

STEVENSGRAPH BOOKMARK OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

STEVENSGRAPH BOOKMARK OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Thomas Stevens introduced the weaving of colored silk bookmarks and other decorative items in England around 1862. They quickly became an international fad in last half of the century and were made by… (1043-78). Learn More »

GENERAL WILCOX’S FAREWELL ADDRESS TO THE NINTH CORPS PRESERVED BY JOHN M. DEANE, ALONG WITH ONE OF HIS ISSUE CORPS BADGES - MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER FROM MASSACHUSETTS

GENERAL WILCOX’S FAREWELL ADDRESS TO THE NINTH CORPS PRESERVED BY JOHN M. DEANE, ALONG WITH ONE OF HIS ISSUE CORPS BADGES - MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER FROM MASSACHUSETTS

John M. Deane was proud of his war service and preserved a wonderful archive of material. He rose from Lieutenant to Major, serving at the very first call for troops in the 3rd Mass Volunteer Militia… (1041-64). Learn More »

"USN" SOAP DISH / SHAVING MIRROR WITH STRAIGHT RAZOR

"USN" SOAP DISH / SHAVING MIRROR WITH STRAIGHT RAZOR

Two-piece container made of Gutta Percha. Issued to sailors aboard U.S. Navy ships during the Civil War. Lid reads, "Don't Give Up The Ship" and "U.S.N." over an anchor. The container was for shaving… (809-69). Learn More »

GLAZED STONEWARE INKWELL

GLAZED STONEWARE INKWELL

Beige colored stoneware inkwell is pyramidal in shape with raised top. Measures 2 ¾” tall by 2 ¼” in circumference at the base. No chips or cracks. … (998-1638). Learn More »

RARE ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR CLOTH CORPS BADGE FROM THE ARCHIVE OF JOHN M. DEANE - 3rd and 29th MASSACHUSETTS, MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER

RARE ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR CLOTH CORPS BADGE FROM THE ARCHIVE OF JOHN M. DEANE - 3rd and 29th MASSACHUSETTS, MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER

Civil War corps badges can be a minefield for the collector and cloth badges are especially hard to judge. Here is one that you can sleep at night owning. This comes from the archive of material… (1041-56). Learn More »


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HISTORICAL FIREARMS STOLEN FROM THE NATIONAL CIVIL WAR MUSEUM IN HARRISBURG, PA

Please click on the photograph above to view a flyer containing information regarding a Model 1860 Henry Rifle and pair of cased presentation Colt Revolvers identified to Secretary of War Simon Cameron which were stolen from the museum on February… . Learn More »

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