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OVAL US BELT PLATE RECOVERED BY SYD KERKSIS 1955 AT BETHESDA CHURCH

OVAL US BELT PLATE RECOVERED BY SYD KERKSIS 1955 AT BETHESDA CHURCH

Syd Kerkis was one of the legendary early relic hunters and collectors, and author of “Plates and Buckles of the American Military 1795-1874,” which led the way for a couple of generations of… (2021-206). Learn More »

$450.00
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WELL USED PITTSBURGH MAKER MARKED ENLISTEDMAN'S WAIST BELT

WELL USED PITTSBURGH MAKER MARKED ENLISTEDMAN'S WAIST BELT

Standard issue US waist belt with plate. Leather is in nice supple condition but has lost its surface finish and now has a brown appearance. Belt is complete with brass keeper and a nice Pattern 1839… (916-03). Learn More »

U.S. CIVIL WAR 1839 PATTERN OVAL US BELT PLATE

U.S. CIVIL WAR 1839 PATTERN OVAL US BELT PLATE

This is the quintessential U.S. infantry belt plate of the Civil War. Developed in 1839, the die struck brass face was filled with lead solder to firmly anchor the fastener, which at first was simple… (490-2550). Learn More »

SMALL PATTERN US OVAL CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE

SMALL PATTERN US OVAL CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE

Adopted in 1839 along with the oval U.S. waistbelt plate, the cartridge box plate was ornamental, but also served to keep the flap down if left unlatched. These smaller box plates are usually dated… (490-2553). Learn More »

CLASSIC CONFEDERATE FORKED-TONGUE, “WISH-BONE,” BELT BUCKLE

CLASSIC CONFEDERATE FORKED-TONGUE, “WISH-BONE,” BELT BUCKLE

This distinctive Confederate waistbelt buckle was widely produced during the war, in several sizes and with minor variations in construction. It is frequently seen in armed images of Confederate… (1126-20). Learn More »

$650.00
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NICELY DETAILED WREATH FROM TWO-PIECE CS BELT PLATE

NICELY DETAILED WREATH FROM TWO-PIECE CS BELT PLATE

The two-piece CS plate was widely used on sword belts. The quality of the casting and finish work depended on the time, resources and talent of the different makers. This one shows nice detailing to… (1126-02B). Learn More »

1826 PATTERN SHOULDER BELT PLATE CA. 1862-1865

1826 PATTERN SHOULDER BELT PLATE CA. 1862-1865

Developed from the 1826 plate for the bayonet belt, the round eagle breast plate is better known from its use as a fixed plate on the Civil War infantry cartridge box sling. For infantry… (1126-12). Learn More »

CONFEDERATE GUTTER-BACK ENLISTED FRAME BUCKLE

CONFEDERATE GUTTER-BACK ENLISTED FRAME BUCKLE

This is a classic Confederate enlisted man’s belt buckle. The fixed-tongue frame buckle was simple to make, widely produced, and saw service in every theatre of the war. In this case the outer frame… (1126-22). Learn More »

MODEL 1842 BAYONET SCABBARD

MODEL 1842 BAYONET SCABBARD

Leather scabbard is in good condition. The black leather body shows only light wear and with light crazing overall. Slightly flexible in the middle but not breaks. Stitching is complete with no… (172-5617). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR ERA MILITIA BAYONET SCABBARD, WITH TWO EAGLE BUTTONS

CIVIL WAR ERA MILITIA BAYONET SCABBARD, WITH TWO EAGLE BUTTONS

Leather scabbard is in good condition. The black leather body shows only light wear and with light crazing overall. Slightly flexible but no breaks. Stitching is complete with no splits. Brass tip is… (172-5611). Learn More »

1858 PATTERN COMPANY LEVEL MARKSMAN AWARD STADIA BY SIMMONS AND  FRANKFORD ARSENAL

1858 PATTERN COMPANY LEVEL MARKSMAN AWARD STADIA BY SIMMONS AND FRANKFORD ARSENAL

This is a very scarce example of the U.S. Army company marksmanship award of 1858 made by Simons of Philadelphia and issued through the US Army Ordnance Department. With the adoption of the 1855… (490-2574). Learn More »

FALSE-EMBROIDERED ARTILLERY OFFICER’S INSIGNIA

FALSE-EMBROIDERED ARTILLERY OFFICER’S INSIGNIA

Measuring 1½ inches wide and 1 inch tall, this is a very nice example of the commercial die-struck gilt brass insignia available for private purchase (by officers or enlisted men with style) that… (490-2557). Learn More »

SCARCE MEDIUM SIZE PUPPY-PAW OVAL US BELT PLATE RECOVERED IN VIRGINIA

SCARCE MEDIUM SIZE PUPPY-PAW OVAL US BELT PLATE RECOVERED IN VIRGINIA

O’Donnell and Campbell illustrate this die-strike as Plate 516 and date it to 1861, noting the rather crude shape of the “S” and the “nonregulation” size, taking it most likely as a state… (490-2551). Learn More »

$450.00
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NICELY FINISHED TONGUE PORTION OF A TWO-PIECE CS BELT PLATE

NICELY FINISHED TONGUE PORTION OF A TWO-PIECE CS BELT PLATE

The interlocking two-piece CS is usually from a sword belt. Distinguishing between officers’ and enlistedmen’s versions can be tricky. This one is very plain, but is well finished, with a nicely… (1126-02A). Learn More »

POSTWAR NORTH CAROLINA BELT PLATE

POSTWAR NORTH CAROLINA BELT PLATE

This is a variation of the 1872 Hagner plate developed for the U.S. army, which retained the slotted bar belt loop on the side and flat hook on the back of the 1851 sword belt plate, but used a raised… (1126-06). Learn More »

NICE MODEL 1855 BAYONET SCABBARD

NICE MODEL 1855 BAYONET SCABBARD

Leather scabbard is stiff but in very good condition. The black leather body shows only light wear and no weak spots. Nice finish and stitching is unbroken. Brass tip has a slight wobble and one of… (172-5616). Learn More »

MODEL 1855 BAYONET SCABBARD

MODEL 1855 BAYONET SCABBARD

Leather scabbard in overall good condition. The black leather body shows only light wear and one weak spot. Nice finish and stitching is unbroken. Brass tip is tightly attached with all brass tacks in… (172-5610). Learn More »

PHOTO ARCHIVE AND INSIGNIA GROUPING WITH CORPS BADGE IDENTIFIED TO 54TH NEW YORK SERGEANT DANIEL MULLER

PHOTO ARCHIVE AND INSIGNIA GROUPING WITH CORPS BADGE IDENTIFIED TO 54TH NEW YORK SERGEANT DANIEL MULLER

The items in this lot are identified to Daniel Muller (carried on the rolls as MOLLER) of the 54th New York Infantry. Daniel Muller was born in Hanover, Germany and later came to the United States. At… (2021-270). Learn More »

MODEL 1855 BAYONET SCABBARD

MODEL 1855 BAYONET SCABBARD

Leather scabbard in overall good condition. The black leather body shows very little wear and no weak spots. Very nice finish and stitching is unbroken. Brass tip is tightly attached although three of… (172-5615). Learn More »

GERMAN WORLD WAR TWO MAGAZINE POUCH WITH NAVY MARKINGS

GERMAN WORLD WAR TWO MAGAZINE POUCH WITH NAVY MARKINGS

Item is the standard issue German K-98 three-pocket leather pouch with pebbled finish. All fasteners and straps are present and all the seams on the pouch are tight. Leather is in good useable… (172-5625). Learn More »

PAIR OF CIVIL WAR ENLISTED SHOULDER SCALES

PAIR OF CIVIL WAR ENLISTED SHOULDER SCALES

Introduced in 1851 for mounted troops, brass shoulder scales were decorative, but were also meant to be a shoulder defense against saber cuts. In 1854/55 they became regulation for all branches of… (1117-228). Learn More »

EXCELLENT U.S. ENLISTEDMAN’S WAIST BELT PLATE

EXCELLENT U.S. ENLISTEDMAN’S WAIST BELT PLATE

This Pattern 1839 oval US belt plate is in very fine unissued condition. The brass face is bright with a few small tarnish spots. “US” stands out well.  The plate’s reverse is likewise… (172-5628). Learn More »

US ENLISTED MAN’S WAISTBELT, PLATE AND CAP BOX

US ENLISTED MAN’S WAISTBELT, PLATE AND CAP BOX

Leather waistbelt is in fair condition. It is beginning to dry out so it shows moderate surface crackling throughout. Belt is full length up to the plate where it has broken. Over the years the weight… (2020-773). Learn More »

$295.00
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PAIR OF CIVIL WAR SERGEANT’S SHOULDER SCALES

PAIR OF CIVIL WAR SERGEANT’S SHOULDER SCALES

Introduced in 1851 for mounted troops, brass shoulder scales were decorative, but were also meant to be a shoulder defense against saber cuts. In 1854/55 they became regulation for all branches of… (1117-229). Learn More »

M1851 US BELT RIG WITH PLATE AND STRAPS

M1851 US BELT RIG WITH PLATE AND STRAPS

Fantastic condition buff leather sword belt. The exterior leather surfaces are very clean and in excellent condition. The leather is strong and supple with no weak spots. Both the sword hangers are… (172-5550). Learn More »

ENLISTEDMAN’S EAGLE BELT BUCKLE WITH BELT

ENLISTEDMAN’S EAGLE BELT BUCKLE WITH BELT

The belt plate and buckle pictured here is from mid Civil War, 1862-1864.  The eagle plate is an 1851 pattern prevalent in late war enlistees.  The design was introduced in 1851 with… (172-3107). Learn More »

SCARCE ARTILLERY THUMBSTALL IN NICE CONDITION

SCARCE ARTILLERY THUMBSTALL IN NICE CONDITION

A simple, yet essential piece of artillery gear to prevent the accidental discharge of an artillery round. Among the duties of artilleryman “Number Three” on a gun crew was closing off the gun’s… (490-2513). Learn More »

$550.00
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FRAMED HOLSTER AND HAT CORD IDENTIFIED TO 37TH ILLINOIS CORPORAL WHO ROSE TO BE A CAPTAIN

FRAMED HOLSTER AND HAT CORD IDENTIFIED TO 37TH ILLINOIS CORPORAL WHO ROSE TO BE A CAPTAIN

This holster and hat cord came together and has recently been mounted on a wooden backing and housed in a deep modern wood frame. The holster looks as if it would fit a Colt Army, Navy or a .44… (1054-2878). Learn More »

MINT EMBROIDERED CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S HAT INSIGNIA

MINT EMBROIDERED CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S HAT INSIGNIA

This is a finely made example with gold bullion embroidery including both sequins and twisted strands, in excellent condition with wonderful bright color to the gilt. Measuring 3 3/8 inches by 2 ½… (286-1033). Learn More »

U.S. 1834 OFFICER’S SWORD OF MAJOR R.M. KIRBY U.S. ARMY WITH 6th PLATE AMBROTYPE BY REES OF SON JOSEPH L.S. KIRBY AS C.S. ARMY 2nd LIEUTENANT WITH THIS VERY SWORD, PART OF AN EXTENSIVE FAMILY ARCHIVE

U.S. 1834 OFFICER’S SWORD OF MAJOR R.M. KIRBY U.S. ARMY WITH 6th PLATE AMBROTYPE BY REES OF SON JOSEPH L.S. KIRBY AS C.S. ARMY 2nd LIEUTENANT WITH THIS VERY SWORD, PART OF AN EXTENSIVE FAMILY ARCHIVE

This substantial archive descended in the family of Joseph Lee Smith Kirby (4 Nov. 1841- 28 July 1933,) who left West Point to join the Confederate Army in 1861 and was among the last to surrender in… (870-310). Learn More »

U.S. 1855 PATTERN RIFLEMAN’S BELT

U.S. 1855 PATTERN RIFLEMAN’S BELT

This scarce 1855 rifleman’s belt rig is in excellent condition and complete with its two-piece frame buckle, brass belt loops, bayonet frog and support straps, and a scabbard for the 1855 sword… (172-5583). Learn More »

EXCELLENT CONDITION US SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR CANTEEN

EXCELLENT CONDITION US SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR CANTEEN

This canteen looks much like its Civil War predecessor in style and construction. On this there are only two sling swivels and the stopper chain was attached to the spout by a ring. There is no… (1120-08). Learn More »

NICE ARTILLERY LANYARD

NICE ARTILLERY LANYARD

An excellent example of the Civil War artillery lanyard. Nice turned wood handle about 5 inches long with good finish and larger turned ends for a more secure grip, complete with full-length cord and… (490-2510). Learn More »

CAVALRY LEATHER GROUP WITH NAME

CAVALRY LEATHER GROUP WITH NAME

A group in very nice condition containing a carbine cartridge box, a revolver cartridge box, and an NCO sword belt rig, all from same maker. Buff leather belt and all straps are in very good condition… (809-102). Learn More »

$1,700.00
Originally $1,750.00
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CIVIL WAR ERA MILITARY /CIVILIAN SCALE

CIVIL WAR ERA MILITARY /CIVILIAN SCALE

Mid-19th Century scale that could be used for weighing large amounts of meat or cereal type rations. It is more like a scale that a post or regimental quartermaster might use. The actual scale… (490-1792). Learn More »

VETERAN PAINTED CANTEEN: NATURE HAS THE LAST WORD

VETERAN PAINTED CANTEEN: NATURE HAS THE LAST WORD

This is a nicely decorated Civil War veteran’s canteen. These were often displayed at home in later years as symbols of service, but also rendered ornamental by adding painted service details or… (1130-01). Learn More »

IDENTIFIED CIVIL WAR CANTEEN DECORATED BY THE VETERAN: 146th NEW YORK, “GARRARD’S TIGERS”

IDENTIFIED CIVIL WAR CANTEEN DECORATED BY THE VETERAN: 146th NEW YORK, “GARRARD’S TIGERS”

This is a regulation 1858 pattern corrugated canteen with the spout stamped “PHILAD.” and “J.H.R.” following an August 1862 order for contractors supplying the Philadelphia Depot to place… (1130-02). Learn More »

$1,250.00
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IDENTIFIED 18th SOUTH CAROLINA CONFEDERATE CARTRIDGE BOX: W. F. HODGE, Co. B, WOUNDED IN ACTION AT SECOND MANASSAS

IDENTIFIED 18th SOUTH CAROLINA CONFEDERATE CARTRIDGE BOX: W. F. HODGE, Co. B, WOUNDED IN ACTION AT SECOND MANASSAS

The loss of the Eighteenth South Carolina Volunteers in this engagement was   very heavy, being nearly or quite half the number that went into action.” – Official Report of Second Bull Run by… (846-195). Learn More »

$3,550.00
Originally $3,950.00

MATCHED PAIR CIVIL WAR ERA IRON SPURS

MATCHED PAIR CIVIL WAR ERA IRON SPURS

Offered here is a matched pair of spurs. These are a plain style with no gutter inside or markings. Made of iron with remnants of gold surface paint. Strap brackets on ends of the arms are round with… (160-24). Learn More »

US CARTRIDGE BOX ID’D TO MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT JOHN M. DEANE OF THE 3RD & 29TH MASSACHSUETTS INFANTRY

US CARTRIDGE BOX ID’D TO MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT JOHN M. DEANE OF THE 3RD & 29TH MASSACHSUETTS INFANTRY

This infantry cartridge box was preserved by the family with a significant trove of artifacts belonging John M. Deane that we are offering in separate sales. When the war broke out Deane was a 29… (846-210). Learn More »

$855.00
Originally $950.00
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US SWORD HANGER, JEB STUART STYLE, FRANKFORD ARSENAL

US SWORD HANGER, JEB STUART STYLE, FRANKFORD ARSENAL

Leather sword hanger retains original brass hardware. Straps are folded with “buttons” at ends. Leather is supple and has some moderate crazing. Brass hanger is marked with an Old English… (1117-173). Learn More »

US CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE RECOVERED IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA

US CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE RECOVERED IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA

Oval Pattern 1839 US cartridge box plate complete with both hooks. Face has a nice dark patina with light scattered spots of oxidation. Face has no major dings or dents. Lead on the reverse is 100%.… (1000-1217). Learn More »

PATTERN 1839 OVAL US BELT PLATE, MISSING TONGUE

PATTERN 1839 OVAL US BELT PLATE, MISSING TONGUE

Stamped brass oval plate with lead filled back. The face is clean with a light surface patina and minor surface wear. There are no major dings or dents. Reverse has 100% of the lead fill and both… (2020-857). Learn More »

PATTERN 1839 OVAL US DRAGOON BELT PLATE

PATTERN 1839 OVAL US DRAGOON BELT PLATE

Stamped brass oval plate with lead filled back. The face has moderate surface wear in the form of numerous small scratches as well as some spots of oxidation. The top of the plate has a flattened… (1117-149). Learn More »

RARE YORK COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA SCREW-TIP POWDER HORN

RARE YORK COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA SCREW-TIP POWDER HORN

These elegant screw-tip powder horns are as quintessentially American as the Pennsylvania-Kentucky rifles they often accompanied. Produced as early as the French and Indian War, they retained their… (490-2454). Learn More »

$750.00
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CAVALRY SPUR FROM THE BOHON COLLECTION, EX-SHIELDS MUSEUM, FIRST DAY’S BATTLEFIELD AT GETTYSBURG

CAVALRY SPUR FROM THE BOHON COLLECTION, EX-SHIELDS MUSEUM, FIRST DAY’S BATTLEFIELD AT GETTYSBURG

If you have been following our recent offerings, you will be familiar with the collection of Tom Bohon, a longtime customer and friend. He was also a regular visitor to the Shields Museum, which… (490-2471). Learn More »

$225.00
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CONFEDERATE CARTRIDGE BOX FROM THE FIRST DAY’S FIELD AT GETTYSBURG, SHIELDS MUSEUM

CONFEDERATE CARTRIDGE BOX FROM THE FIRST DAY’S FIELD AT GETTYSBURG, SHIELDS MUSEUM

This Confederate cartridge box was a battlefield pick-up from the first day’s battlefield here at Gettysburg and comes from the collection of Tom Bohon, who acquired it in 1974 directly from the… (490-2448). Learn More »

CONFEDERATE BELT WITH PATTERN 1839 US PLATE ATTACHED

CONFEDERATE BELT WITH PATTERN 1839 US PLATE ATTACHED

Belt is the Pattern 1851 waist belt with the sewn loop on one end. Laid flat the leather belt meas. approx. 39.50 inches long x 1.75 inches wide. The end of the belt which has the sewn loop also has… (2020-1206). Learn More »

$450.00
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US WORLD WAR TWO NAVY OFFICER’S INSIGNIA

US WORLD WAR TWO NAVY OFFICER’S INSIGNIA

Insignia consists of a silver spread-winged eagle and shield superimposed over gold plated crossed anchors. Insignia was worn on the overseas caps of Navy officers. Reverse is stamped “STERLING”… (266-1011). Learn More »

$40.00
Originally $50.00

RARE MAINE VOLUNTEER MILITIA CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE FROM THE MOLLUS COLLECTION

RARE MAINE VOLUNTEER MILITIA CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE FROM THE MOLLUS COLLECTION

This VMM cartridge box plate comes from the recently dispersed collections of the War Library and Museum of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, the veterans’ organization composed of Union… (1052-24). Learn More »

$975.00
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12/20th ARMY CORPS BADGE

12/20th ARMY CORPS BADGE

The 12th Army Corps dates to September 1862 when the divisions of Williams and Shields, which had already seen heavy action together, were transferred from the Department of the Shenandoah to the… (142-83). Learn More »

$200.00
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23rd CORPS ENGINEER’S BADGE

23rd CORPS ENGINEER’S BADGE

A shield with scalloped upper edge was officially adopted by the 23rd Army Corps in September 1864, but Philips (p.94) notes a postwar letter by an officer indicating the badge was established and in… (142-84). Learn More »

$300.00
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GRENADIER OR ORDNANCE SHOULDER BELT PLATE

GRENADIER OR ORDNANCE SHOULDER BELT PLATE

The flaming bomb was associated in the U.S. military with the Ordnance Department, but comes from a long tradition of the flaming grenade being associated with picked troops detailed to get close… (410-542). Learn More »

U.S. MILITIA OFFICER’S BELT PLATE 1818-1835

U.S. MILITIA OFFICER’S BELT PLATE 1818-1835

These square stamped brass belt plates may have come in as early as 1815, but mainly date from about 1818 to 1835. They were very popular among militia officers, particularly in the age of the… (475-303). Learn More »

ENLISTED ARTILLERY HAT INSIGNIA

ENLISTED ARTILLERY HAT INSIGNIA

Individual crossed cannon insignia for artillerymen had been used in the U.S. Army and militia since the 1830s and existed in a variety of sizes and with varied design elements throughout the 1800s.… (142-78). Learn More »

UNIQUE SILVER CAMEL-HEAD SPURS WITH U.S. SILVER COIN ROWELS!

UNIQUE SILVER CAMEL-HEAD SPURS WITH U.S. SILVER COIN ROWELS!

These very unusual silver spurs bear a maker’s mark in a recessed diamond that looks French to us, but which we cannot identify precisely: “G” over “J” and “R” with a small quatrefoil… (801-567). Learn More »

CONFEDERATE FLAP HOLSTER FOR REVOLVER FROM 4TH VIRGINIA CAVALRY

CONFEDERATE FLAP HOLSTER FOR REVOLVER FROM 4TH VIRGINIA CAVALRY

This is a scarce, non-regulation Confederate holster made to accommodate a Colt Army or similar revolver. The holster measures about 10 ½” along the front edge. Holster pocket and flap is made from… (1117-174). Learn More »

RED, WHITE, AND BLUE ENAMELED 10th ARMY CORPS BADGE

RED, WHITE, AND BLUE ENAMELED 10th ARMY CORPS BADGE

This is a very pretty example of a veteran’s corps badge for a member of the 10th Army Corps. Made in the form of a four-bastioned fort, this insignia was officially adopted 25 July 1864, but was… (480-192). Learn More »

CIRCA 1820’S SINGLE GOLD BULLION EPAULETTE

CIRCA 1820’S SINGLE GOLD BULLION EPAULETTE

Oblong shaped epaulette with a body covered in heavy woven gold bullion cloth outlined with two rows of gold dead bullion. One edge is covered in gold sequins arranged in three rows with inverted… (410-544). Learn More »

PAIR OF POST-CIVIL WAR MILITIA EPAULETTES

PAIR OF POST-CIVIL WAR MILITIA EPAULETTES

These epaulettes have a brass frame and clamshells with a dark blue felt center. Each has a stylized letter “B” made of false embroidered stamped brass mounted at center of the clamshell. Each… (410-545). Learn More »

MODEL 1859 CAVALRY BIT

MODEL 1859 CAVALRY BIT

Iron Model 1859 cavalry bit that is in good condition. All surfaces have a dark patina and light surface rust. Both brass “US” bosses are present and also wear a dark patina. “O” rings are… (1110-57). Learn More »

BOSTON NAVY YARD MARKED FUSE BOX

BOSTON NAVY YARD MARKED FUSE BOX

This Navy fuse box is in good condition. The outer flap is very good throughout with only light wear visible. The latch tab is sewn to the underside of the flap and is in good condition with only… (490-2385). Learn More »

1832 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER’S SILVER BULLION HUNTING HORN

1832 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER’S SILVER BULLION HUNTING HORN

The branch of service color and metal in the regular army for infantry remained silver and white until the early 1850s when they moved into various shades of light blue and buttons became universally… (142-81). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR FALSE EMBROIDERED INFANTRY INSIGNIA

CIVIL WAR FALSE EMBROIDERED INFANTRY INSIGNIA

Gilt stamped brass infantry insignia imitating bullion embroidery became popular among militia in the 1850s and were often based on the illustrations of the 1851 regulations published by Horstmann.… (142-79). Learn More »

EXTREMELY SCARCE NEW HAMPHIRE OFFICER’S FALSE EMBROIDERED HAT INSIGNIA

EXTREMELY SCARCE NEW HAMPHIRE OFFICER’S FALSE EMBROIDERED HAT INSIGNIA

Regular army officers had been authorized a silver “U.S.” within a gold bullion wreath for wear on their undress caps in 1839. This was carried over in the 1851 regulations for use on the 1851… (2020-912). Learn More »

GERMAN WORLD WAR TWO THREE POCKET MAGAZINE DATED 1938 FROM THE COLLECTION OF RON TUNISON

GERMAN WORLD WAR TWO THREE POCKET MAGAZINE DATED 1938 FROM THE COLLECTION OF RON TUNISON

Magazine is made of pebbled brown leather with alloy finials at the bottom of each of the three pockets. Each pocket has a flap that is held closed by a strip of leather, sewn to the underside of the… (1100-144). Learn More »

RARE EXCELLENT CONDITIONED MODEL 1910 GENERAL OFFICER’S GARRISON BELT

RARE EXCELLENT CONDITIONED MODEL 1910 GENERAL OFFICER’S GARRISON BELT

OD green web belt with two piece tongue and wreath style plate. Belt is tightly woven and meas. approx. 2.00 inches wide. The belt can be adjusted for size on each end by the use of a blackened iron… (1047-148). Learn More »

RELIC U.S. PATTERN 1826 EAGLE BREAST PLATE

RELIC U.S. PATTERN 1826 EAGLE BREAST PLATE

This excavated plate has a brass face with beautiful smooth brown patina. The detail on the eagle is good. The reverse has all of the lead fill. Both iron hooks remain and are strong.  No recovery… (1110-20). Learn More »

$200.00
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RELIC U.S. PATTERN 1826 EAGLE BREAST PLATE

RELIC U.S. PATTERN 1826 EAGLE BREAST PLATE

This excavated plate has a brass face with smooth dark brown patina and just the slightest lead oxidation scattered. The detail on the eagle is good. The reverse has 99% of the lead fill. Both iron… (2020-858). Learn More »

US ARTILLERY PASS BOX FOR 3” GUN

US ARTILLERY PASS BOX FOR 3” GUN

Pass boxes were used by the gunner to carry live powder filled cartridges bags from a magazine or caisson to the piece. This pass box is a leather cylinder, with a lid, and has a leather sling. The… (1117-29). Learn More »

IMPERIAL RUSSIAN BUCKLE

IMPERIAL RUSSIAN BUCKLE

Plate is made of thin stamped brass with clipped corners. At center of the face is a crowned two-headed imperial eagle with spread wings. The eagle is flanked by Cyrillic letters. The back of the… (1100-119). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR KERR REVOLVER HOLSTER ON BELT

CIVIL WAR KERR REVOLVER HOLSTER ON BELT

This is a black leather holster made to accommodate the Kerr revolver. The leather still shows the “profile” of a revolver cylinder. The holster “pocket” measures approximately 9 ¼” along… (1117-97). Learn More »

PAIR OF REGULATION 1851 BUFF EPAULETTES - HORSTMANN MARKED

PAIR OF REGULATION 1851 BUFF EPAULETTES - HORSTMANN MARKED

These buff cloth epaulettes are in very good condition with only light surface dirt from age and storage throughout. There is no damage of any kind. The body of each is covered in a buff colored cloth… (410-546). Learn More »

GOLD PRESENTATION MILITIA MEDAL FOR MARKSMANSHIP 1841: ALONZO COY, MILITIA OFFICER, GOLD RUSH, VIGILANCE COMMITTEE, CIVIL WAR OFFICER

GOLD PRESENTATION MILITIA MEDAL FOR MARKSMANSHIP 1841: ALONZO COY, MILITIA OFFICER, GOLD RUSH, VIGILANCE COMMITTEE, CIVIL WAR OFFICER

This beautiful gold badge is in the shape of a small framed testimonial. The tooled raised border imitates a carved wood frame with floral designs and a recessed central panel is inscribed in script:… (30-2227). Learn More »

US MODEL 1851 CAVALRY BELT RIG

US MODEL 1851 CAVALRY BELT RIG

Belt is in overall nice condition with both drops, shoulder support strap, plate and one sliding keeper. Buff leather is in slightly stiff but pliable condition. Belt meas. approx. 1.75 inches wide… (2020-1174). Learn More »

WESTERN SPUR MAKER MARKED P.B. HIRSCH, LAS ANIMAS, COLORADO

WESTERN SPUR MAKER MARKED P.B. HIRSCH, LAS ANIMAS, COLORADO

Leather wrapped spur has large rowel that freely spins. Light surface rust is present. Original chain and leather heel band are attached on one side of spur. Band is stamped with maker’s mark,… (801-572). Learn More »

$180.00
Originally $225.00

MILITIA SWORD BELT & BUCKLE, ca. 1846 - 1850

MILITIA SWORD BELT & BUCKLE, ca. 1846 - 1850

Black bridle leather, 38” in width, 1.5” in width. Two Strap-hangars, 11 x 22.75” in length, .875” in width. Brass circular disc buckle, with wingspread eagle encircled by 29 stars. Circular,… (846-110). Learn More »

$735.00
Originally $810.00

CIRCA 1820-25 ENGLISH KEYED BUGLE

CIRCA 1820-25 ENGLISH KEYED BUGLE

Doubtless one of the finest examples extant. The piece was professionally restored a number of years ago and remains in pristine, almost new condition. Measures 20” overall, with a copper body with… (801-01). Learn More »

$2,000.00
Originally $2,500.00

STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS HAVERSACK

STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS HAVERSACK

This white canvas haversack has a partially visible ink stamp on the underside of the flap that would have read, “STATE OF MASS. / INSPECTED / ACCEPTED.” Only the last word is partially legible,… (953-169). Learn More »

LARGE BRASS CAVALRY SPUR

LARGE BRASS CAVALRY SPUR

Heavy brass cavalry spur. Measures 5 ¾” front to back and 3 ½” side to side. This spur has the gutter running along inside at the heel. Complete iron rowel that spins freely. Strap brackets… (1117-153). Learn More »

US 1832 PATTERN INFANTRY SERGEANT’S SWORD BELT WITH REGULATION SHORT SWORD

US 1832 PATTERN INFANTRY SERGEANT’S SWORD BELT WITH REGULATION SHORT SWORD

This is a scarce example of the 1832 pattern sword belt and short sword for infantry sergeants and company musicians. This was regulation until the 1840 patterns were adopted, produced, and issued,… (1097-22). Learn More »

DRESS EPAULETTES WITH TIN CASE

DRESS EPAULETTES WITH TIN CASE

Pair of dress, bullion epaulettes in their tin carrying case. Epaulette upper-surfaces feature beautiful, bright gilt ribbed material with a single row bullion border, brass outer shell, and triple… (1091-03). Learn More »

$375.00
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SMALL PATTERN 1839 OVAL BELT PLATE

SMALL PATTERN 1839 OVAL BELT PLATE

The face of this plate is mostly clean with a good strong “US” stamping. Lower right edge has two small dings. Face also has some scattered spots of oxidation. Reverse has the single arrow hook… (1110-25). Learn More »

NEW YORK DEPOT PATTERN 1858 SMOOTH SIDE CANTEEN WITH REMAINS OF GOLD PAINT

NEW YORK DEPOT PATTERN 1858 SMOOTH SIDE CANTEEN WITH REMAINS OF GOLD PAINT

Many canteens and swords were painted gold for the 50th anniversary of the war and this is one of them. Canteen is a standard wartime issue smooth side with all three sling keepers and spout. One of… (1054-1403). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR BRASS DOUBLE LOOP TRUMPET WITH CORD BY STRATTON & FOOTE

CIVIL WAR BRASS DOUBLE LOOP TRUMPET WITH CORD BY STRATTON & FOOTE

This double loop brass trumpet features a lengthwise dovetail seam that is one of the things to look for in a Civil War instrument. Stamped in an oval pattern on the bell is “STRATTON & FOOTE /… (1117-166). Learn More »

MAKER MARKED US NAVY FRICTION PRIMER POUCH

MAKER MARKED US NAVY FRICTION PRIMER POUCH

Small leather box used to hold friction primers and worn on the waist belt.  The box is relatively square in shape to accommodate the friction primer packs.  This box has a single wide belt loop, an… (1117-177). Learn More »

BRIDLE LEATHER CAVALRY CARBINE SLING

BRIDLE LEATHER CAVALRY CARBINE SLING

A superb example of the Cavalry shoulder sling designed for use with weapons fitted with sling rings (musketoon, rifled carbine, and all of the patented breech-loading carbines). The sling was to be… (1110-10). Learn More »

“SAM BROWN” SHOULDER SLING FOR SABER BELT

“SAM BROWN” SHOULDER SLING FOR SABER BELT

Unissued shoulder strap for the cavalry saber belt. Nice bridle leather strap with brass hook at each end. One sliding “belt loop” remains. Some light crazing to the finish but otherwise perfect… (1117-176). Learn More »

$150.00
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US NAVY FRICTION PRIMER POUCH

US NAVY FRICTION PRIMER POUCH

Small leather box to hold friction primers and worn on the belt.  The box is relatively square in shape to accommodate the friction primer packs.  This box was manufactured in 1864. It has a single… (490-2382). Learn More »

PATTERN 1851 OFFICER’S SWORD BELT PLATE

PATTERN 1851 OFFICER’S SWORD BELT PLATE

Standard cast brass plate with spread winged eagle at center of a raised brass wreath on a stippled background. Details on the face are very good. Plate face is free of dents and scratches. Reverse… (1110-90). Learn More »

MAJOR OF INFANTRY SHOULDER STRAPS WITH SHOE-STRING TIES

MAJOR OF INFANTRY SHOULDER STRAPS WITH SHOE-STRING TIES

This is a pair of major of infantry shoulder straps measuring approximately 4 ½” x 1 ¾”. These are single bordered, infantry straps. The bullion embroidered borders are in good condition with… (142-68). Learn More »

$900.00
Originally $975.00

MINT EMBROIDERED ENGINEER OFFICER’S HAT INSIGNIA FROM THE COLLECTION OF DUNCAN CAMPBELL

MINT EMBROIDERED ENGINEER OFFICER’S HAT INSIGNIA FROM THE COLLECTION OF DUNCAN CAMPBELL

This very well done embroidered insignia for an officer of Engineers has its black backing untrimmed and measuring about 2 3/8 inches by 3 inches. A slightly smaller rectangle of paper, mostly intact,… (480-187). Learn More »

EMBROIDERED ENGINEER OFFICER’S HAT INSIGNIA ON OVAL, FROM THE COLLECTION OF DUNCAN CAMPBELL

EMBROIDERED ENGINEER OFFICER’S HAT INSIGNIA ON OVAL, FROM THE COLLECTION OF DUNCAN CAMPBELL

This is the regulation US insignia for an officer in the Corps of Engineers. The silver castle with turrets surrounded by a gold bullion wreath was adopted 1839/1840. The corps was small and drew from… (480-186). Learn More »

INSCRIBED WARTIME 18th CORPS 2nd DIVISION STAFF CORPS BADGE OF MAJOR HENRY NOYES, 148th NY, AND A.A. INSPECTOR GENERAL, WIA COLD HARBOR

INSCRIBED WARTIME 18th CORPS 2nd DIVISION STAFF CORPS BADGE OF MAJOR HENRY NOYES, 148th NY, AND A.A. INSPECTOR GENERAL, WIA COLD HARBOR

This inscribed corps badge dates between June and October 1864, between the introduction of the badge and the owner’s posting to divisional staff, and his promotion to colonel of the 38th USCT in… (480-190). Learn More »

1870’S BRASS CLIPPED CORNER PLATE WITH LARGE “1” AT CENTER

1870’S BRASS CLIPPED CORNER PLATE WITH LARGE “1” AT CENTER

Plate meas. approx. 2.25 x 3.50. It is made of slightly convex sheet brass with clipped corners. A white metal number “1” is attached by iron loops passing through the brass and being held by thin… (1110-30). Learn More »

8TH INFANTRY OFFICER’S HAT INSIGNIA

8TH INFANTRY OFFICER’S HAT INSIGNIA

Brigades of the Second Army Corps saw action in both Cuba and Puerto Rico during the Spanish-American War. The War Department re-authorized corps badges in General Orders No. 99 on July 15, 1898, for… (1110-07). Learn More »

SPANISH AMERICAN WAR SECOND CORPS BADGE

SPANISH AMERICAN WAR SECOND CORPS BADGE

Brigades of the Second Army Corps saw action in both Cuba and Puerto Rico during the Spanish-American War. The War Department re-authorized corps badges in General Orders No. 99 on July 15, 1898, for… (480-193). Learn More »

1870’S BRASS CLIPPED CORNER PLATE

1870’S BRASS CLIPPED CORNER PLATE

Plate meas. approx. 2.25 x 3.50. It is made of slightly convex sheet brass with clipped corners. Reverse has a thin bar along one edge for attaching to a belt and a narrow tongue. Item has some light… (1110-27). Learn More »

GERMAN WORLD WAR TWO ARMY COMBAT BELT WITH MAGAZINE POUCHES FROM THE RON TUNISON COLLECTION

GERMAN WORLD WAR TWO ARMY COMBAT BELT WITH MAGAZINE POUCHES FROM THE RON TUNISON COLLECTION

1940 pattern stamped steel construction, combat box buckle features a smooth outer field with a high relief, embossed Wehrmacht eagle with down swept wings, within a circular riband of an oak-leaf… (1100-234). Learn More »

MIXED PAIR OF CIVIL WAR SMITH PATENT SHOULDER BOARDS

MIXED PAIR OF CIVIL WAR SMITH PATENT SHOULDER BOARDS

These boards have a stamped brass, false embroidered, single border with sky blue field at center denoting an infantry officer. One of the bars is for a 2nd lieutenant and the other is for a 1st… (2020-735). Learn More »

IDENTIFIED SWORD BELT OF SERGEANT SOLOMON ASHLINE 118th NEW YORK, CAPTURED AT SECOND FAIR OAKS 1864

IDENTIFIED SWORD BELT OF SERGEANT SOLOMON ASHLINE 118th NEW YORK, CAPTURED AT SECOND FAIR OAKS 1864

This regulation buff leather sword belt is near mint condition. The leather is supple and has a nice overall brown tone that is common in black buff accoutrements, which oxidized quickly from iron in… (172-5551). Learn More »

US WORLD WAR TWO ENGRAVED GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL GROUP FROM THE COLLECTION OF RON TUNISON

US WORLD WAR TWO ENGRAVED GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL GROUP FROM THE COLLECTION OF RON TUNISON

This small group of items belonged to PFC. Albert E. Stefenelli of the 1853rd Statistical Control Unit of the 8th Service Command. The group consists of a Good Conduct medal in the original blue… (1100-243). Learn More »

$50.00
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IDENTIFIED GROUPING OF ARTIFACTS BELONGING TO PRIVATE JABEZ B. OLES 144th NY INFANTRY AND 1st NY ENGINEERS

IDENTIFIED GROUPING OF ARTIFACTS BELONGING TO PRIVATE JABEZ B. OLES 144th NY INFANTRY AND 1st NY ENGINEERS

This grouping comes from a respected central New York collection with an identification that is verbal, but trustworthy and includes the soldier’s regulation issue canteen with his initials… (480-178). Learn More »

GERMAN WORLD WAR TWO THREE-POCKET MAGAZINE DATED 1938 FROM THE COLLECTION OF RON TUNISON

GERMAN WORLD WAR TWO THREE-POCKET MAGAZINE DATED 1938 FROM THE COLLECTION OF RON TUNISON

Magazine is made of pebbled leather with alloy finials at the bottom of each of the three pockets. Each pocket has a flap that is held closed by a strip of leather, sewn to the underside of the flap,… (1100-145). Learn More »

US PATTERN 1839 CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE

US PATTERN 1839 CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE

These plates were standard to cartridge boxes till 1864.  Due to the increase in cost to produce military items, manufacturing companies found ways to cut costs.  The cartridge plate was replaced… (1000-635). Learn More »

PAIR OF BRASS OFFICER’S STYLE BOX SPURS BY MAXWELL

PAIR OF BRASS OFFICER’S STYLE BOX SPURS BY MAXWELL

The term “box” spur is derived from the use of small metal box inlet into the heel of a boot into which the central metal prong between the side bars of the spur is inserted and held by a spring… (160-26). Learn More »

LEATHER SLING FOR USE ON AK-47 OR SKS

LEATHER SLING FOR USE ON AK-47 OR SKS

Sling dates from the 1950’s or 60’s and is made of brown leather that is in excellent condition. One end has a loop of brown leather held in place by a stud while the opposite end has a “D”… (2020-122). Learn More »

MODEL 1858 BULLSEYE CANTEEN WITH COVER AND SLING W/TAG ID'D TO PRIVATE IN 6TH PA HEAVY ARTILLERY

MODEL 1858 BULLSEYE CANTEEN WITH COVER AND SLING W/TAG ID'D TO PRIVATE IN 6TH PA HEAVY ARTILLERY

Original Civil War Model 1858 corrugated-pattern tin canteen, often called the “Bullseye” pattern. The body consists of two circular sections of pressed-tin soldered together at the rim. The… (1054-1471). 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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UNTOUCHED CIVIL WAR KITTREDGE CARTRIDGE BOX

UNTOUCHED CIVIL WAR KITTREDGE CARTRIDGE BOX

A very nice, completely untouched brass self-closing cartridge box by Kittredge. The box is brass, with brass top having a rolled edge, and brass belt loops fixed to the reverse along with a flat,… (1097-02). Learn More »

MODEL 1851 NCO WAIST BELT WITH BELT PLATE AND SWORD FROG

MODEL 1851 NCO WAIST BELT WITH BELT PLATE AND SWORD FROG

Civil War era non-commissioned officer’s belt buckle on original waist belt. Cast brass eagle buckle which has a one-piece applied German silver wreath and has the narrow ½ inch wide hook on back.… (1087-78). Learn More »

VERY NICE NON-DUG ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA STYLE OVAL CS “EGG” BUCKLE

VERY NICE NON-DUG ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA STYLE OVAL CS “EGG” BUCKLE

This is a very scarce example of a non-excavated Confederate enlisted man’s belt plate in excellent condition. Plates of this pattern long ago got the unflattering nickname of CS “egg” plates… (286-819). Learn More »

US PATTERN 1839 CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE RECOVERED IN VA

US PATTERN 1839 CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE RECOVERED IN VA

Nice light brown/olive patina, both iron hooks intact, bent over. Minor ding along edge by letter “S”. Minor wear to face of plate, lead back intact. Nice excavated plate. … (766-12128). Learn More »

CLASSIC CONFEDERATE CAP BOX FROM GETTYSBURG PICKED UP BY G.W. MOWERS OF FAYETTEVILLE, PA., VETERAN OF THE 21st PA CAV AND 87th PA INF.

CLASSIC CONFEDERATE CAP BOX FROM GETTYSBURG PICKED UP BY G.W. MOWERS OF FAYETTEVILLE, PA., VETERAN OF THE 21st PA CAV AND 87th PA INF.

If you have been checking our new arrivals you will have noticed material from George W. Mowers of Fayetteville, Pennsylvania. Mowers did two stints in the army during the Civil War: six months in the… (M26553). Learn More »

$3,500.00
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GREAT CONFEDERATE CARTRIDGE BOX AND SLING FROM GETTYSBURG, PICKED UP BY G.W. MOWERS OF FAYETTEVILLE, PA.

GREAT CONFEDERATE CARTRIDGE BOX AND SLING FROM GETTYSBURG, PICKED UP BY G.W. MOWERS OF FAYETTEVILLE, PA.

This classic Confederate cartridge box just came out of the family of George W. Mowers of Fayetteville, PA. Mowers lived near Gettysburg his entire life. Not only was his farm and wagon-shop near the… (M26509). Learn More »

PRE-WAR BOX SPURS WITH VERBAL ID TO AN OHIO ARTILLERY OFFICER WOUNDED AT GETTYSBURG

PRE-WAR BOX SPURS WITH VERBAL ID TO AN OHIO ARTILLERY OFFICER WOUNDED AT GETTYSBURG

This small pair of box spurs was meant to wear on the heel of the boot with the spike at the back of the yoke penetrating the boot heel. Spurs are made of iron with a 2.25 inch arm protruding off the… (1054-2168). Learn More »

$395.00
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PATTERN 1839 CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE RECOVERED AT CEDAR CREEK

PATTERN 1839 CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE RECOVERED AT CEDAR CREEK

The face of this plate is smooth with a faint patina. There are a few minor dents, scratches and surface dirt but nothing out of the ordinary. The reverse has 98% of the lead fill which Is… (516-603). Learn More »

PAIR OF US CIVIL WAR INTERTWINED “USA” ROSETTES FOR ARTILLERY

PAIR OF US CIVIL WAR INTERTWINED “USA” ROSETTES FOR ARTILLERY

An original pair of rare Artillery intertwined bridle rosettes. They have the “USA” letters. Stamp brass face with raised dome; back filled in with lead. Both brass loops present. Minor wear on… (286-568). Learn More »

US ARTILLERY ENLISTEDMAN’S FUSE POUCH, ARSENAL MARKED!

US ARTILLERY ENLISTEDMAN’S FUSE POUCH, ARSENAL MARKED!

Very nice condition leather fuse pouch with “Watervliet Arsenal” stamped on the outer flap. Leather slightly stiff but in very good condition. Leather latch tab stitched to the under side of the… (172-5402). Learn More »

PATTERN 1819 “US” CROSSBELT PLATE

PATTERN 1819 “US” CROSSBELT PLATE

This early plate is a stamped brass vertical oval with the letters “”U.S.” at center. Plate was meant for wear on the white buff cross belts worn early in the history of the US Army. The face of… (M21510). Learn More »

$1,450.00
Originally $1,850.00

PATTERN 1839 OVAL CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE RECOVERED AT FREDERICKSBURG

PATTERN 1839 OVAL CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE RECOVERED AT FREDERICKSBURG

Plate has a nice even brown patina with lighter discoloration around the edges from ground action. Face has a good strong “US” stamping free from dings and dents. Reverse has 100% of the lead fill… (1000-1214). Learn More »

BRASS CIVIL WAR DRUMMER’S PLATE

BRASS CIVIL WAR DRUMMER’S PLATE

This plate was meant to be worn on the sling of the drum and to hold the drumsticks when not in use. The front of the plate is made of a sheet of thin brass with clipped corners. Mounted to the front… (1000-2161). Learn More »

$695.00
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WELL-USED CIVIL WAR NAVAL SWORD KNOT

WELL-USED CIVIL WAR NAVAL SWORD KNOT

Gold bullion knot made out of gold bullion tape with an acorn made of bright coiled bullion with a dark blue center at the bottom of the acorn. Knot has a sliding keeper made out of gold bullion… (998-615). Learn More »

$145.00
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LEAD FILLED COMPANY LETTER

LEAD FILLED COMPANY LETTER

Stamped brass letter “H” with lead filled back and four prongs for attaching to hat or cap. Letter meas. approx. 1.00 x 1.00 inch. Item is in good condition with just minor surface wear. … (33-476). Learn More »

$20.00
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RESTORED US MODEL 1863 ARTILLERY BIT

RESTORED US MODEL 1863 ARTILLERY BIT

For various reasons in 1868 the Ordnance Board issued Memoranda #9 that read; “TINNING ARTILLERY AND CAVALRY BITS – The Board recommend (sic) that all new artillery and cavalry bits should be… (998-841). Learn More »

RELIC PATTERN 1839 OVAL US BELT PLATE WITH REMOVED LEAD

RELIC PATTERN 1839 OVAL US BELT PLATE WITH REMOVED LEAD

Plate has a mixed green & black patina. The green patina usually means that this plate came from a fertilized field. Fertilized fields are plowed and this plate shows the effects of a plow strike… (998-803). Learn More »

EXCELLENT CONDITION BRIDLE LEATHER SWORD KNOT

EXCELLENT CONDITION BRIDLE LEATHER SWORD KNOT

Bridle leather sword knot that is in excellent condition. It appears to never have been issued. Both sliding keepers are present and firmly stitched. Tassels are also in excellent condition. There are… (2020-21). Learn More »

SECOND LIEUTENANT OF STAFF SHOULDER STRAPS

SECOND LIEUTENANT OF STAFF SHOULDER STRAPS

A nice wartime pair of Second Lieutenant’s shoulder straps for an officer serving on staff duty. This could be any post from something at the regimental level right up to duty on a general… (1091-06). Learn More »

DUG PATTERN 1839 OVAL CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE

DUG PATTERN 1839 OVAL CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE

Face has a “salt & pepper” patina with a good strong “US” stamping. Face is free from any major dings or dents but does have scattered oxidation from ground action. Reverse has 99% of the… (1000-1216). Learn More »

DUG PATTERN 1839 OVAL CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE

DUG PATTERN 1839 OVAL CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE

Face has a nice even dark patina with a good strong “US” stamping. Face is free from any major dings or dents but does have scattered light brown spotting from ground action. Reverse has 99% of… (1000-1211). Learn More »

CONFEDERATE TIN DRUM CANTEEN

CONFEDERATE TIN DRUM CANTEEN

Nice condition tin drum canteen that meas. approx. 6.25 inches across x 1.50 inches thick. It has all three tin sling keepers and a nice low spout. Canteen is free of dings and dents and has a nice… (1061-16). Learn More »

RARE WARTIME CLOTH THIRD DIVISION FIFTH CORPS BADGE OF C.E. DEARING 16th MAINE

RARE WARTIME CLOTH THIRD DIVISION FIFTH CORPS BADGE OF C.E. DEARING 16th MAINE

Cloth corps badges are a minefield for the collector. There is little to go on with a badge that has no provenance and the market is flooded with fakes, impositions, and the occasional G.A.R. badge… (766-1094). Learn More »

MINTY LEATHER BAYONET SHOULDER SLING WITH NCO “EAGLE” PLATE

MINTY LEATHER BAYONET SHOULDER SLING WITH NCO “EAGLE” PLATE

Excellent condition bridle leather bayonet shoulder sling for M1842 bayonet scabbard. Belt is just over 2” wide. Outside surface remains in clean, unissued condition. Leather has some very minor… (1087-82). Learn More »

CONFEDERATE WAIST BELT IMPROVISED OF SNAKE BUCKLE AND CS RIFLE SLING

CONFEDERATE WAIST BELT IMPROVISED OF SNAKE BUCKLE AND CS RIFLE SLING

Field-used and field-modified equipment is a really interesting area of study where a moment of innovation or need on the part of a soldier comes to life. This also one of those objects that carries… (480-167). Learn More »

HANDCRAFTED TIN & PLASTER CANTEEN PAINTED WITH A WONDERFUL WINTER CAMP SCENE BY A GETTYSBURG VETERAN

HANDCRAFTED TIN & PLASTER CANTEEN PAINTED WITH A WONDERFUL WINTER CAMP SCENE BY A GETTYSBURG VETERAN

This framed piece of artwork was done by William H. Merkle who was a member of Companies A & B of the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry. The item looks to consist of a square piece of wood with a circle… (M26329). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR LIEUTENANT COLONEL OF INFANTRY SHOULDER STRAPS

CIVIL WAR LIEUTENANT COLONEL OF INFANTRY SHOULDER STRAPS

These shoulder straps are the regulation insignia for an infantry lieutenant colonel. The silver oak leaves are the regulation hold-over from their appearance on gilt epaulets and appear on a medium… (1087-35). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR STAFF CAPTAIN’S SHOULDER STRAPS

CIVIL WAR STAFF CAPTAIN’S SHOULDER STRAPS

Captains of staff could perform a number of duties. Some could often be found on the staffs of brigadier generals and higher officers in the field, not only carrying out administrative duties, but… (1087-37). Learn More »

EMBROIDERED OFFICER’S INSIGNIA, 1ST INFANTRY

EMBROIDERED OFFICER’S INSIGNIA, 1ST INFANTRY

This patch features an embroidered infantry horn with a small false embroidered number 1 in the center. Background is black velvet which has been trimmed. The black velvet shows light wear to the… (142-70). Learn More »

SCARCE WISH-BONE BUCKLE, ON FIELD-MADE ARMY BELT

SCARCE WISH-BONE BUCKLE, ON FIELD-MADE ARMY BELT

Iron “Wishbone” w/hook and rear studs, attached to rough Field-made belt cut from bridal leather, 35” in length, 1.75” in length, w/four punched holes. Leather is stiff cracking throughout.… (224-499). Learn More »

PARTIAL C.S. TWO-PIECE BUCKLE

PARTIAL C.S. TWO-PIECE BUCKLE

This relic partial buckle is the “tongue” half of a two-piece buckle, with soldered disk attached. Disk has raised “CS”, which shows great definition. The brass is strong and has a nice brown… (1054-2085). Learn More »

POST-CIVIL WAR LADDER BADGE OF ILLINOIS SOLDIER S.A. RIDGE, 59TH ILL. VOLS.

POST-CIVIL WAR LADDER BADGE OF ILLINOIS SOLDIER S.A. RIDGE, 59TH ILL. VOLS.

Here is a handsome, post-war, suspension ladder badge once owned by Private Samuel A. Ridge of Company “H”, 59th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, a three-year regiment.  Records show Ridge… (160-17). Learn More »

TWO PIECE CONFEDERATE CS BUCKLE

TWO PIECE CONFEDERATE CS BUCKLE

This is a scarce, non-excavated example of the classic Confederate “Two-piece CS” plate of a pattern associated with the Army of Northern Virginia. These plates were patterned after the US 1836… (M26552). Learn More »

WESTERN SPURS, “CROCKETT” MAKER, ca. 1880s/90s

WESTERN SPURS, “CROCKETT” MAKER, ca. 1880s/90s

Iron spurs, 5.5” in length, 3.25” in width, 2” prong extension, five notched-spoke rowel, 1.25” in diameter. W/four holed brown leather straps and buckles.  Spur metal work exhibits medium… (172-5490). Learn More »

UNUSUAL PAIR CIVIL WAR PERIOD MEDICAL INSIGNIA / SHOULDER KNOT INSERTS

UNUSUAL PAIR CIVIL WAR PERIOD MEDICAL INSIGNIA / SHOULDER KNOT INSERTS

This insignia consists of the letters “MD” flanked by Lieutenant-Colonel silver oak leaves. The letters “MD” are done in Old English script using heavy gold bullion thread and meas. approx.… (456-03). Learn More »

$615.00
Originally $695.00
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U.S. TRAPDOOR RIFLE SLING

U.S. TRAPDOOR RIFLE SLING

“Sub-inspector” stamp. Brown leather, 70” in length, 1” in with leather slip knot & brass hook at each end, w/ 11 holes. Stitching, leather supple and lightly cracked throughout. Otherwise… (M26338). Learn More »

C. 1843-1850 SNARE DRUM WITH “BARBOUR COUNTY VIRGINIA” AND AN AMERICAN EAGLE PAINTED ON THE SIDE!

C. 1843-1850 SNARE DRUM WITH “BARBOUR COUNTY VIRGINIA” AND AN AMERICAN EAGLE PAINTED ON THE SIDE!

Drum is a superb untouched attic condition drum. It measures 17 ¾” x 20” dia. The body is painted red with county and state in approx. 1” high letters around the premium hole. The percussion… (M25668). Learn More »

$7,500.00
Originally $11,500.00

1910 MOUNTED GARRISON BELT WITH RIFLE BELT RING AND HOOK

1910 MOUNTED GARRISON BELT WITH RIFLE BELT RING AND HOOK

This pattern 1910 garrison belt is made of light green web material and closes via a two piece tongue and wreath buckle made of brass. The body of the belt is in excellent condition. It is both strong… (172-5472). Learn More »

RARE EARLY MARINE CORPS EPAULETTES / WINGS

RARE EARLY MARINE CORPS EPAULETTES / WINGS

Heavily embroidered narrow bodied epaulettes with wide ends also known as “wings.” The top surface of these epaulets is a dark blue/black cloth with a very heavy, raised oak leaf decoration done… (344-2721). Learn More »

$5,500.00
Originally $6,500.00
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RARE ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR CLOTH CORPS BADGE FROM THE ARCHIVE OF JOHN M. DEANE - 3rd and 29th MASSACHUSETTS, MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT

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

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 »

$1,150.00
Originally $1,450.00

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 RECIPIENT 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 RECIPIENT 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 »

$1,250.00
Originally $1,550.00

BEAUTIFUL PATTERN 1839 OFFICERS SHOULDER BELT PLATE

BEAUTIFUL PATTERN 1839 OFFICERS SHOULDER BELT PLATE

Very attractive plate made of solid brass. Face of plate has applied silver “US” in gothic script inside an applied silver wreath surrounded by a sunburst. The rays of the sunburst are raised and… (160-13). Learn More »

DUG PATTERN 1839 OVAL CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE DUG IN CULPEPER, VA

DUG PATTERN 1839 OVAL CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE DUG IN CULPEPER, VA

Plate has a dark underlying patina with scattered lighter spotting across the face. This was caused by ground action. Face is free of any major dings or dents. Reverse has 100% of the lead fill with… (1000-1210). Learn More »

US STAFF OFFICER HAT INSIGNIA

US STAFF OFFICER HAT INSIGNIA

Bullion wreath, encircled “U.S”, on woven black patch, measuring 2.5 x1.75”. Bullion and U.S. lettering are tight, exhibiting medium dark patina. Patch edges slightly rough. Reverse stitching… (141-101). Learn More »

MILITIA “CHEESEBOX” STYLE CANTEEN

MILITIA “CHEESEBOX” STYLE CANTEEN

Canteen has a rich brown patina. Measures 6 ¾” in diameter x 2” thick. Iron tacks hold wood band in place around the body. Sling keepers and spout are missing. Some light surface scratches and… (1054-1401). Learn More »

UNION VIII CORPS VETERAN'S BADGE

UNION VIII CORPS VETERAN'S BADGE

Hexagonal six-pointed star, w/reverse bar-pin, 1.125” in diameter. Of white metal, lightly scratched. Else VG. Composed of various units, the Union Corps was assigned to the Middle District of the… (1054-1493). Learn More »

US PATTERN 1826 EAGLE BREAST PLATE

US PATTERN 1826 EAGLE BREAST PLATE

Sharp black lacquered patina. Clean face. Rear loop hooks exhibit rust, while remaining solid. Lead backing displays slight grime and light oxidation. Else VG, and very… (1054-1614). Learn More »

DUG 2ND CORPS BADGE

DUG 2ND CORPS BADGE

Union 2nd Corps trefoil badge cut from sheet brass. Item meas. approx. 1.25 x 1.25. Top leaf has small hole for attaching to coat or cap. Good condition with an oxidized surface from ground… (1000-1838). Learn More »

CONFEDERATE COPY OF MODEL 1858 SMOOTHSIDE CANTEEN WITH COVER

CONFEDERATE COPY OF MODEL 1858 SMOOTHSIDE CANTEEN WITH COVER

This is a very interesting southern copy of the typical Civil War “smooth side” canteen, the most popular canteen of the Civil War period. Canteen measures approximately 7 ½” in diameter. It is… (1054-1647). Learn More »

VOLUNTEER MAINE MILITIA CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE DUG AT GETTYSBURG

VOLUNTEER MAINE MILITIA CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE DUG AT GETTYSBURG

Oval “VMM” plate dug at Gettysburg along the Taneytown Road near the Artillery Ridge Campground. The face of the plate is dark with a smooth even patina that clearly shows the letters “VMM.”… (R23084). Learn More »

PATTERN 1826 EAGLE BREAST PLATE

PATTERN 1826 EAGLE BREAST PLATE

Breast plate has a face with a nice mellow patina with several small age spots. The stamping of the eagle is very good. Reverse has 100% of the lead fill and both loops.… (696-116). Learn More »

SMALL SIZE CIVIL WAR ERA SPURS – LIKELY FOR LADIES OR CHILDREN

SMALL SIZE CIVIL WAR ERA SPURS – LIKELY FOR LADIES OR CHILDREN

Small pair of brass spurs, measuring 2.75” from heel forward, 2.75” in width. Attractive brass spurs. Spiked rowels measure .50” in diameter, and are in great condition. The pair exhibit an… (M26339). Learn More »

PAIR OF SPURS – LEE’S HEADQUARTERS

PAIR OF SPURS – LEE’S HEADQUARTERS

Offered here is a nice pair of brass spurs, of a pattern considered to be Confederate. These are a plain style with no gutter inside. One is stamped with “11”. The iron rowel remains on each spur.… (141-108). Learn More »

U.S. ARTILLERY FUSE POUCH -- ARSENAL MARKED

U.S. ARTILLERY FUSE POUCH -- ARSENAL MARKED

The leather is in decent condition but shows use, wear and some soiling overall.  The latch tab was stitched to the underside of the flap.  This tab is broken at the hole with the lower half gone. … (696-85). Learn More »

U.S. ARMY ONE-PIECE .45-70 RIFLE SLING

U.S. ARMY ONE-PIECE .45-70 RIFLE SLING

The army’s trapdoor rifles of 1868 and 1870 had shorter barrels requiring only two barrel bands. Paradoxically, these required longer gun slings to reach from the swivel on the upper band down to… (1037-233). Learn More »

NEAR MINT CONDITION CIRCA 1851-1855 RIFLEMAN’S BELT AND SABER BAYONET FROG

NEAR MINT CONDITION CIRCA 1851-1855 RIFLEMAN’S BELT AND SABER BAYONET FROG

In 1839 the oval US plate was introduced for wear on a waist belt by infantry and riflemen. By 1841 the belt for riflemen was increased in width to carry the waist-mounted rifle cartridge box and the… (1000-703). Learn More »

EARLY 19TH CENTURY EQUESTRIAN LEATHER MARTINGALE

EARLY 19TH CENTURY EQUESTRIAN LEATHER MARTINGALE

Here is an early 19th century specimen of worn and tired leather horse equipment known as a martingale. This equestrian accoutrement appears to date from the 1820s to 1840s and was a leather strap… (30-1468). Learn More »

$135.00
Originally $215.00

BOYD AND SONS MARKED PATTERN 1826 EAGLE BREAST PLATE

BOYD AND SONS MARKED PATTERN 1826 EAGLE BREAST PLATE

These round eagle breast plates were introduced in the army in 1826 and originally fastened the shoulder belt for the bayonet. When the bayonets were shifted to wear on the waist belt in the 1840s the… (490-1860). Learn More »

.50-70 RIFLE SLING

.50-70 RIFLE SLING

Leather sling for .50-70 caliber rifles. Smooth black leather in very good condition. Measures approximately 62” long being assembled from sections of two shorter slings. One piece bears the… (490-1883). Learn More »

.50-70 RIFLE SLING

.50-70 RIFLE SLING

Leather sling for .50-70 caliber rifles. Smooth black leather in good condition. Measures approximately 65” long being assembled from sections of two shorter slings. Each piece bears the original… (490-1882). Learn More »

RELIC US PATTERN 1839 BELT PLATE

RELIC US PATTERN 1839 BELT PLATE

This Federal belt plate is of the regulation 1839 pattern and was recovered in central Virginia. Constructed in the die-struck and rolled brass method, the brass accoutrement’s face shows a very… (1000-1242). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR CAPTAIN OF INFANTRY SHOULDER STRAPS

CIVIL WAR CAPTAIN OF INFANTRY SHOULDER STRAPS

Here is a pair of Civil War Federal Army captain’s shoulder straps sometimes referred to as shoulder boards. Straps are in decent condition with dark blue fields and captain’s bars.  Straps… (766-943). Learn More »

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

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… (344-1831). Learn More »

MODEL 1903 PISTOL CARTRIDGE BELT

MODEL 1903 PISTOL CARTRIDGE BELT

Belt is made of khaki web material with eight pockets around the body of the belt. Each pocket has a brown metal rimless eagle snap attached to a pointed flap. All snaps operate properly. Pocket… (1047-149). Learn More »

U.S. 1833 PATTERN DRAGOON SHAKO PLATE

U.S. 1833 PATTERN DRAGOON SHAKO PLATE

This Napoleonic-style eagle on a sunburst was adopted for wear on the dress shakos of U.S. dragoons in 1833. This is an officer’s quality plate with the eagle of stamped brass, silvered, attached to… (410-461). Learn More »

BRITISH ARMY AND NAVY CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED MARKED SQUARE/TRANSIT TOOL

BRITISH ARMY AND NAVY CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED MARKED SQUARE/TRANSIT TOOL

This engineer’s square or transit is stamped on one leg, “Army & Navy C.S.L.” The Army and Navy Cooperative Society Limited was founded in 1871 as a non-profit cooperative to provide goods… (30-2115). Learn More »

MILITIA RIFLE COMPANY STORAGE CHEST ABOUT 1825-1845

MILITIA RIFLE COMPANY STORAGE CHEST ABOUT 1825-1845

A very scarce U.S. militia rifle company’s storage chest. This measures 31.75 inches wide, 17 inches deep and stands 12.5 inches tall. It has excellent original period forest green paint with… (30-2147). Learn More »

LEAD FILLED COMPANY LETTER “R”

LEAD FILLED COMPANY LETTER “R”

Letter has four attachment prongs on reverse. Measures ¾” x ¾”. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THIS ITEM, AS WITH ALL OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE, MAY BE PURCHASED THROUGH OUR… (458-384). Learn More »

LEATHER SLING FOR A 45/70 RIFLE - EARLY EXAMPLE WITH NARROW CLAW HOOKS

LEATHER SLING FOR A 45/70 RIFLE - EARLY EXAMPLE WITH NARROW CLAW HOOKS

One piece sling made of bridle leather dyed a dark brown with a tooled line along each edge. Sling has one sliding leather keeper and a narrow brass claw hook on one end. The opposite end is doubled… (1037-189). Learn More »

SINGLE POST-CIVIL WAR U.S. CAVALRY SPUR

SINGLE POST-CIVIL WAR U.S. CAVALRY SPUR

Brass spur has much of the original gilt showing, with scattered areas of darkening or spotting. Shows remains of iron rowel.  Brass has one small crack, but spur is still very sturdy. Measures 5… (1030-340). Learn More »

FRAMED C.S. OVAL “EGG SHAPED” BELT PLATE, RECOVERED FROM ATLANTA

FRAMED C.S. OVAL “EGG SHAPED” BELT PLATE, RECOVERED FROM ATLANTA

Belt plate was found on the Confederate line at the site of the Battle of Atlanta, Georgia, which took place in 1864.  Plate is in very good relic condition, just slightly warped. Plate is made of… (1030-262). Learn More »

LEATHER SLING FOR THE PATTERN 1898 HAVERSACK

LEATHER SLING FOR THE PATTERN 1898 HAVERSACK

Brown leather sling in overall very good condition. Strap is approx. 2.00 inches wide at center and tapers as it moves toward each end where it is only 1.25 inches wide. Each end has a brass hook for… (1037-238). Learn More »

BUFF LEATHER US NAVY CUTLASS FROG

BUFF LEATHER US NAVY CUTLASS FROG

This is a nice accompaniment to an 1860 naval cutlass: a very good condition belt frog in buff leather. Cutlass were often stored in racks on board ship, but were passed out to certain members of… (1000-578). Learn More »

KOREAN WAR BRITISH P08 BELT

KOREAN WAR BRITISH P08 BELT

Khaki web belt with plain brass keepers and claw buckle. Belt meas. approx. 2.25 inches wide. Outer back portion has two slanted web tabs with brass adjustment buckles. Interior of belt is faintly… (1047-156). Learn More »

NICELY DONE 19TH CENTURY EMBROIDERED BURSTING BOMB INSIGNIA

NICELY DONE 19TH CENTURY EMBROIDERED BURSTING BOMB INSIGNIA

Item meas. approx. 2.00 x 1.25 inches and consists of a bursting bomb made of gold bullion thread and gold sequins on a black felt backing. Item has some light surface dirt but is in otherwise good… (33-369). Learn More »

VIRGINIA RECTANGULAR WAIST BELT PLATE

VIRGINIA RECTANGULAR WAIST BELT PLATE

Virginia is known to have ordered these state-seal belt military plates just before the war. Northern manufacturers were willing to take on the business and there are two different die-strikes. One,… (33-255). Learn More »

NICELY DONE 19TH CENTURY EMBROIDERED BURSTING BOMB INSIGNIA

NICELY DONE 19TH CENTURY EMBROIDERED BURSTING BOMB INSIGNIA

Item meas. approx. 2.00 x 1.25 inches and consists of a bursting bomb made of gold bullion thread and gold sequins on a red felt backing. Item has some light surface dirt and the thread has darkened… (33-370). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S ARTILLERY HAT INSIGNIA

CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S ARTILLERY HAT INSIGNIA

Crossed cannons made of gold bullion thread with a red felt center bordered by dead bullion on a circular black felt backing. Overall dimensions of the item are 2.25 x 2.25 inches. Some light surface… (33-388). Learn More »

LARGE CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S ARTILLERY HAT INSIGNIA

LARGE CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S ARTILLERY HAT INSIGNIA

Crossed cannons made of gold bullion thread with gold sequin accents and an enhanced border of bright bullion on a black felt oval. Overall dimensions of the item are 3.00 x 2.00 inches. Reverse has a… (33-382). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S ARTILLERY HAT INSIGNIA

CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S ARTILLERY HAT INSIGNIA

Crossed cannons made of gold bullion thread with a black felt center bearing a gold bullion thread number “4” on a cut-out black felt backing. Overall dimensions of the item are 2.50 x 1.75… (33-379). Learn More »

$450.00
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CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S 2ND ARTILLERY HAT INSIGNIA

CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S 2ND ARTILLERY HAT INSIGNIA

Crossed cannons made of gold bullion thread with a red felt center on a black felt square. At center of the red felt is a white metal false embroidered number “2.” Overall dimensions of the item… (33-386). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S ARTILLERY HAT INSIGNIA

CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S ARTILLERY HAT INSIGNIA

Crossed cannons made of gold bullion thread with a red felt center bordered by dead bullion on a black felt square. Overall dimensions of the item are 2.00 x 1.75 inches. Some light surface dirt… (33-387). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S 1ST CAVALRY HAT INSIGNIA

CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S 1ST CAVALRY HAT INSIGNIA

Small crossed sabers made of gold bullion thread on a black felt oval with a dead bullion border. Attached above the sabers is a stamped brass false embroidered number “1” approx. 0.50 an inch… (33-380). Learn More »

OFFICER’S ARTILLERY HAT INSIGNIA

OFFICER’S ARTILLERY HAT INSIGNIA

Small crossed cannons made of stamped brass done in the false embroidered style meas. approx. 1.50 inches wide x 1.00 inches tall affixed to a black felt oval with a dead bullion border. Overall… (33-381). Learn More »

MILITIA OVAL BREAST PLATE DUG IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA

MILITIA OVAL BREAST PLATE DUG IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA

Nice sheet brass oval militia breast plate. Item is slightly convex with a smooth brown patina throughout. Face is smooth with two tiny edge cracks. Reverse has two small spots of lead where fasteners… (1000-1347). Learn More »

SOUTH CAROLINA EMBROIDERED HAT INSIGNIA

SOUTH CAROLINA EMBROIDERED HAT INSIGNIA

The Palmetto tree was instantly recognizable as the insignia of South Carolina troops, a reminder of the resilience of Palmetto log fort defenses against British cannon in the Revolution. About two… (33-368). Learn More »

FRAMED PERSONALIZED OVERCOAT BUTTON IDENTIFIED TO MAJOR GENERAL PHILIP KEARNY WITH RELATED ITEMS

FRAMED PERSONALIZED OVERCOAT BUTTON IDENTIFIED TO MAJOR GENERAL PHILIP KEARNY WITH RELATED ITEMS

Modern wood frame with a double blue mat divided into two sections. The right section has a very large overcoat button designed by and made for Major General Philip Kearny. The button face is… (523-73). Learn More »

$1,950.00
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PAIR OF SMITH PATENT 1ST LIEUTENANT SHOULDER STRAPS ATTRIBUTED TO 147TH PENNSYLVANIA OFFICER

PAIR OF SMITH PATENT 1ST LIEUTENANT SHOULDER STRAPS ATTRIBUTED TO 147TH PENNSYLVANIA OFFICER

Straps have the usual convex stamped brass false embroidered single border. The surfaces of each have a nice patina. The blue wool rank field has faded to a purple color. One strap has a fair amount… (33-347). Learn More »

PAIR OF SMITH PATENT 2ND LIEUTENANT OF CAVALRY SHOULDER STRAPS

PAIR OF SMITH PATENT 2ND LIEUTENANT OF CAVALRY SHOULDER STRAPS

Straps have the usual Smith patent false embroidered stamped brass border. The yellow wool of the rank field still has strong color but both show light wear. One shows some small moth nips while the… (33-343). Learn More »

PAIR OF SMITH PATENT 2ND LIEUTENANT OF INFANTRY SHOULDER STRAPS

PAIR OF SMITH PATENT 2ND LIEUTENANT OF INFANTRY SHOULDER STRAPS

Straps have the usual Smith patent false embroidered stamped brass border. The sky-blue rank field still has strong color and light surface dirt. Both have one tiny moth nip otherwise they are… (33-344). Learn More »

MAKER MARKED 1880’S/1890’S DRUM

MAKER MARKED 1880’S/1890’S DRUM

Drum has a dark Maplewood body that is approx. 10.00 inches high, not including the hoops, and is 17.50 inches wide. The finish on the body is very good with only minor scuff marks. There is a… (1000-892). Learn More »

FANTASTIC NAMED CONFEDERATE COTTON BELT - PUBLISHED IN BOOK ON CIVIL WAR RELICS

FANTASTIC NAMED CONFEDERATE COTTON BELT - PUBLISHED IN BOOK ON CIVIL WAR RELICS

This unique Confederate belt was published on page 228 of “THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF AMERICAN CIVIL WAR RELICS” by Stephen W. Sylvia and Michael J. O’Donnell in 1978. It was originally part of… (33-244). Learn More »

RELIC US PATTERN 1839 BELT PLATE – FROM FIRE PIT

RELIC US PATTERN 1839 BELT PLATE – FROM FIRE PIT

This Federal belt plate is of the regulation 1839 pattern. This belt plate looks to have come out of a fire pit where it was burnt to reclaim the lead.  Constructed in the die-struck and rolled brass… (1000-1244). Learn More »

WHITE BUFF LEATHER DRAGOON SWORD BELT WITH FIELD REPAIRED “US” BUCKLE

WHITE BUFF LEATHER DRAGOON SWORD BELT WITH FIELD REPAIRED “US” BUCKLE

Buff leather dyed brown on the outside to conform to the 1851 Regulations while the inside was left white. Leather is in very nice condition but just a bit stiff. The frog for the M1832 Artillery… (410-358). Learn More »

WHITE BUFF LEATHER DRAGOON SWORD BELT WITH FIELD REPAIRED “US” BUCKLE

WHITE BUFF LEATHER DRAGOON SWORD BELT WITH FIELD REPAIRED “US” BUCKLE

Nice condition white buff leather sword belt. Measures approximately 40” long with buckle. Belt is just a hair under 2” wide. White buff leather is soiled and slightly stiff. Short and long straps… (1000-705). Learn More »

HEAVY ARTILLERY BUFF LEATHER BELT, BUCKLE AND FROG

HEAVY ARTILLERY BUFF LEATHER BELT, BUCKLE AND FROG

This buff leather belt rig is in very good condition. Belt leather remains pliable.  The rectangular eagle NCO plate features the three-piece silver wreath applied to the face. The buckle and keeper… (1000-613). Learn More »

CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY FUSE POUCH

CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY FUSE POUCH

Very nice condition brown leather fuse pouch. The leather of the outer flap is in good condition with a tooled line around the edge.  The latch tab was stitched to the underside of the flap.  This… (1000-561). Learn More »

E.S. RITCHIE CASED SHIP COMPASS, CIRCA 1930’S

E.S. RITCHIE CASED SHIP COMPASS, CIRCA 1930’S

Wooden box meas. approx. 8.00 x 8.00 x 5.00 inches with a brass mounted compass inside. Box is nailed together and has no lid. Box has no markings and shows only minor wear. Inside the box is a… (853-70). Learn More »

CONFEDERATE TIN DRUM CANTEEN WITH EARLY REPRODUCTION SLING

CONFEDERATE TIN DRUM CANTEEN WITH EARLY REPRODUCTION SLING

This is a very nice condition C.S. tin drum canteen. Tin spout and all three sling keepers are present. Edges, spout and keepers are soldered. Measures 6 ¾” in circumference by 2 ¼” wide. The… (1000-548). Learn More »

CONFEDERATE TARRED HAVERSACK

CONFEDERATE TARRED HAVERSACK

Large canvas tarred haversack too big to be Federal issue yet it is similar in appearance to those carried by Union soldiers. The body of the bag meas. approx. 18.00 inches long x 15.75 inches high.… (1000-673). Learn More »

CONFEDERATE TIN DRUM CANTEEN

CONFEDERATE TIN DRUM CANTEEN

This is the classic style of a C.S. tin drum canteen. Tin spout and all three sling keepers are present. Edges, spout and keepers are soldered. Measures 6 ½” in circumference by 2” wide. The body… (1000-549). Learn More »

DUG CONFEDERATE SPUR

DUG CONFEDERATE SPUR

This is a nice, excavated Confederate spur.  It is cast brass and retains a good green patina.  Possibly a copy of a civilian style. Has curved neck with no iron rowel remaining.  Slight bend at… (1000-1520). Learn More »

DUG CONFEDERATE SPUR

DUG CONFEDERATE SPUR

This is a nice, excavated Confederate spur. Similar in style to federal spurs. It is cast brass and retains a good green patina.  Has squared-off neck with no iron rowel remaining.  Slight bend in… (1000-1515). Learn More »

SHEET BRASS MILITIA BELT PLATE

SHEET BRASS MILITIA BELT PLATE

Here is a very nice eagle belt plate as used by many militia officers.  Measures 84mm x 56mm. Die stamped sheet brass featuring central eagle. Thirteen stars around edge.  Attractive face with nice… (1000-1351). Learn More »

US EAGLE BREAST PLATE WITH INITIALS ON REVERSE

US EAGLE BREAST PLATE WITH INITIALS ON REVERSE

Plate has an excellent stamping on the front and a face that has an even medium dark patina. Plate is free of nicks and scratches. Reverse has 100% of the lead fill and both loops. In black ink is the… (1000-1295). Learn More »

DUG CONFEDERATE SPUR

DUG CONFEDERATE SPUR

This is a nice, complete Confederate spur. Similar in style to federal spurs. It is excavated, cast brass and retains a good green patina.  Has squared-off neck with original iron rowel.  No bends… (1000-1514). Learn More »

US NAVAL FROG

US NAVAL FROG

Unissued buff leather frog for a saber bayonet. Approx. 9" long x 3.75" wide. About 2 inches of the stitching on the left side has separated. This piece is in great condition and was never issued. … (853-193). Learn More »

$250.00
Originally $300.00

U.S. NAVY FRICTION PRIMER BOX

U.S. NAVY FRICTION PRIMER BOX

Small leather box to hold friction primers were carried on the belt (past terminology designated this type box as a Navy fuse box).  The box is relatively square in shape to accommodate the shape of… (853-161). Learn More »

$225.00
Originally $295.00

CAPTAIN OF 10th INFANTRY DRESS EPAULETTES

CAPTAIN OF 10th INFANTRY DRESS EPAULETTES

Pair of dress, bullion epaulettes for an infantry officer. Epaulette upper-surfaces feature gold bullion “boards” with ¼” wide embroidered bullion edging and stamped brass “clam shell”.… (410-234). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR NEW YORK DEPOT PATTERN 1858 SMOOTHSIDE CANTEEN WITH PERIOD ALTERED SLING

CIVIL WAR NEW YORK DEPOT PATTERN 1858 SMOOTHSIDE CANTEEN WITH PERIOD ALTERED SLING

The body consists of two circular sections of pressed-tin, formed in an oblate spheroid pattern and soldered together at the rim. Fluid capacity of the canteen was three pints and its liquid contents… (1000-599). Learn More »

MAKER MARKED BUFF LEATHER CAVALRY CARBINE SLING

MAKER MARKED BUFF LEATHER CAVALRY CARBINE SLING

Very nice white buff leather carbine sling that was dyed dark to meet the 1851 regulations. The dark dye has held its color. Leather is in very good shape and is still very pliable. Sling is complete… (1000-740). Learn More »

LATE 1890’S MILLS CARTRIDGE BELT WITH PLATE

LATE 1890’S MILLS CARTRIDGE BELT WITH PLATE

Dark blue web belt with a single row of sewn loops for holding ammunition. Belt meas. approx. 3.00 inches wide by 34.00 inches long including the plate. Belt can be extended approx. another 10 inches.… (998-897). Learn More »

EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE “BEVELED EDGE” FRAME BUCKLE

EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE “BEVELED EDGE” FRAME BUCKLE

Small Confederate frame buckle measuring 55mm wide x 63mm tall.  Dug belt buckle with even tan patina. Excellent condition with nice original “body curve”. Recovered from central Virginia. … (1000-1320). Learn More »

EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE SPUR

EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE SPUR

A nice example of a Confederate cavalry spur in good “dug” condition.  Brass spur with only minimal remains of iron rowel.  No damage or bends to the spur.  Nice brown patina with surface dirt… (1000-1521). Learn More »

EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE SPUR

EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE SPUR

A nice example of a Confederate cavalry spur in excellent “dug” condition.  Brass spur with no rowel remaining.  No damage or bends to the spur.  Nice green patina.  Open, round strap loops at… (1000-1509). Learn More »

LIKE NEW AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF “AMERICAN MILITARY BELT PLATES”

LIKE NEW AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF “AMERICAN MILITARY BELT PLATES”

Hardcover volume meas. approx. 8.75 x 11.25 inches. The work was done by Michael J. O’Donnell and J. Duncan Campbell and is signed by them on a bookplate pasted to the inside front cover. Volume was… (573-68). Learn More »

EXCELLENT CONDITION U.S. NAVY ENLISTED BELT

EXCELLENT CONDITION U.S. NAVY ENLISTED BELT

Regulation belt made of blackened buff leather.  This pattern belt and japanned iron friction buckle seems to have appeared in 1862.  It is specifically detailed as a regulation issue item by the… (1000-576). Learn More »

EXCAVATED CIVIL WAR “VMM” OVAL WAIST BELT PLATE

EXCAVATED CIVIL WAR “VMM” OVAL WAIST BELT PLATE

Presented here is an excavated “Volunteer Militia of Maine” oval waist belt plate that was issued to the State’s volunteer infantrymen early in the Civil War. Maine formally organized its… (1000-1541). Learn More »

EXCAVATED CIVIL WAR “VMM” OVAL WAIST BELT PLATE

EXCAVATED CIVIL WAR “VMM” OVAL WAIST BELT PLATE

Presented here is an excavated “Volunteer Militia of Maine” oval waist belt plate that was issued to the State’s volunteer infantrymen early in the Civil War. Maine formally organized its… (1000-1539). Learn More »

EXCAVATED “OVM” WAIST BELT PLATE

EXCAVATED “OVM” WAIST BELT PLATE

This Civil War Ohio Volunteer Militia Enlisted Infantry belt plate, is in good excavated condition.  This early war belt plate measures 52 mm x 75 mm and is constructed from die-struck rolled sheet… (1000-1540). Learn More »

CS WOOD DRUM CANTEEN WITH CARVING

CS WOOD DRUM CANTEEN WITH CARVING

The wood on this canteen has a light or “blonde” finish. The body panels are in good condition and free from cracks. They have a worn smooth surface while the side pieces are dark along the edges… (1000-558). Learn More »

UNISSUED US BUCKLE AND BUFF BELT

UNISSUED US BUCKLE AND BUFF BELT

Here is a very nice, unissued Civil War U.S. belt and buckle. The buckle is the early dragoon style with “puppy-paw” hooks mounted behind the “S”. Shows no wear, but a few small dings. Dark… (1000-608). Learn More »

LARGE IRON TRIPOD FOR SIBLEY TENT

LARGE IRON TRIPOD FOR SIBLEY TENT

This rare item is a sturdy iron tripod made to support the center pole in a Civil War era Sibley tent. Three iron legs measuring approximately 52” long are pinned into a cast iron “cup”.  The… (1000-896). Learn More »

LATE 1890’S MILLS CARTRIDGE BELT WITH PLATE

LATE 1890’S MILLS CARTRIDGE BELT WITH PLATE

Dark blue web belt with a single row of sewn loops for holding ammunition. Belt meas. approx. 3.00 inches wide by 40.50 inches long including the plate. Belt has four centrally mounted grommets on the… (998-849). Learn More »

CONFEDERATE WOOD DRUM CANTEEN WITH STRAP

CONFEDERATE WOOD DRUM CANTEEN WITH STRAP

Wood canteen is the type commonly carried by C.S. soldiers. Original leather sling is present, and all three iron sling keepers. Spout is missing, which is usually the case in wooden canteens.… (1000-559). Learn More »

TWO PIECE VIRGINIA PLATE WITH BELT

TWO PIECE VIRGINIA PLATE WITH BELT

Belt is made of leather covered canvas and meas. approx. 31.50 inches long, not including the plate, and 1.75 inches wide. The leather is folded over the canvas and sewn down the center of the back of… (1000-767). Learn More »

$7,500.00
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PORTION OF A 6th CORPS BADGE

PORTION OF A 6th CORPS BADGE

Brass back section of a 6th corps badge has a darkened patina. Reverse features original soldered attachment pin and hook. There are also four small holes along edges of badge. Missing is piece of… (883-65). Learn More »

$250.00
Originally $350.00

2nd CORPS BADGE IN RELIC CONDITION

2nd CORPS BADGE IN RELIC CONDITION

Iron 2nd corps badge has light surface rust. Reverse originally featured a soldered attachment pin with hook, but all that is present is the base of both. Corps badges were attached to the soldier’s… (883-58). Learn More »

$425.00
Originally $495.00

US M1885 CAVALRY CARBINE BOOT - ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL

US M1885 CAVALRY CARBINE BOOT - ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL

Black bridle leather boot with brass tip at top. Item meas. approx. 12.25 inches long x 3.75 inches with a buckled strap at top and bottom. Leather is in excellent condition and clean with a light… (998-825). Learn More »

WONDERFULLY EXECUTED INFANTRY OFFICER’S HUNTING HORN INSIGNIA MADE OF BONE

WONDERFULLY EXECUTED INFANTRY OFFICER’S HUNTING HORN INSIGNIA MADE OF BONE

Section of animal bone formed into the shape of an infantry hunting horn complete with tassels. Overall the item meas. approx. 2.25 inches wide x 1.50 inches tall. There is a carefully done hand drawn… (M25782). Learn More »

IDENTITY SHIELD FOR SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR SOLDIER FROM GEORGIA

IDENTITY SHIELD FOR SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR SOLDIER FROM GEORGIA

This identity shield appears to have been dug in that the pin is gone from the back and its surface is dark. Boldly stamped on the face is “Co. K / 1st / GA. / Vols.” Around the edge of the shield… (M23794). Learn More »

WREATH SECTION OF TWO PIECE CS PLATE

WREATH SECTION OF TWO PIECE CS PLATE

This is the wreath section only of a two piece CS plate. The surface has green discoloration over a light patina which causes the details of the wreath to stand out. Keeper is present and intact but… (986-63). Learn More »

MAKER MARKED 1880’S US MILITIA SHOULDER BELT & POUCH

MAKER MARKED 1880’S US MILITIA SHOULDER BELT & POUCH

Black leather belt approx. 2.25 inches wide meant for wear over one shoulder. The ends of the belt are connected to a small cartridge box or pouch. The black leather shows heavy crazing on its surface… (665-29). Learn More »

THIRD CORPS BADGE DUG IN MINE RUN, VIRGINIA AREA

THIRD CORPS BADGE DUG IN MINE RUN, VIRGINIA AREA

Diamond shaped Union 3rd Corps badge that meas. approx. 1.00 x 1.50 inches. Face is discolored a bit from ground action and the reverse has the remains of the pin solder. Overall the item is in very… (986-71). Learn More »

6th CORPS BADGE

6th CORPS BADGE

Recovered in the greater Richmond, VA area. Brass 6th corps badge has a darkened patina. Reverse originally featured a soldered attachment hook and pin, but all that is present is the base that would… (883-45). Learn More »

$395.00
Originally $495.00

DUG 6th CORPS BADGE

DUG 6th CORPS BADGE

Recovered in the greater Richmond, VA area. Brass 6th corps badge has a darkened patina. Reverse shows where attachment pin had been soldered on but is no longer present. There are also two small… (883-57). Learn More »

$425.00
Originally $495.00

DUG 3rd CORPS BADGE

DUG 3rd CORPS BADGE

Brass 3rd corps badge has a darkened patina. Two small holes are present which were for sewing to the soldier’s hat or left side of the uniform. This avoided confusion on the battlefield as a… (883-47). Learn More »

$395.00
Originally $450.00

RELIC 5th CORPS BADGE

RELIC 5th CORPS BADGE

Brass 5th corps badge has a darkened patina. Reverse originally featured a soldered attachment pin with hook, but all that is present is the base of both. Also present are two holes on the sides which… (883-64). Learn More »

$395.00
Originally $500.00

DUG PORTION OF 7TH CORPS BADGE

DUG PORTION OF 7TH CORPS BADGE

Brass 7th corps badge has a darkened patina; missing the 5 pointed star that should be in the center opening of the “C”. Corps badges were attached to the soldier’s hat or left side of the… (883-21). Learn More »

$250.00
Originally $295.00

INDIAN WAR ERA U.S. REGULATION CAVALRY TRUMPET

INDIAN WAR ERA U.S. REGULATION CAVALRY TRUMPET

Maker plate: “Horstmann Bros. & Co. Philadelphia/ Army & Navy Goods.” 1879 pattern, brass, 13.5” in length (w/original mouthpiece), 3.5” bell diameter, outer collar (1.75” width),… (M25685). Learn More »

“SCOTT’S LEGION” / 20TH PENNSYLVANIA (3 MOS.) INFANTRY BREAST PLATE

“SCOTT’S LEGION” / 20TH PENNSYLVANIA (3 MOS.) INFANTRY BREAST PLATE

Brass oval, 3.5 x 2.625”, featuring “Roman” profile of General Winfield Scott. Reverse fastener prongs (3) missing. Obverse face bright w/handful of small. slight tarnished dots. Else VG… (494-49). Learn More »

BARDOU & SON RIFLE RANGE TELESCOPE – MADE IN PARIS, FRANCE

BARDOU & SON RIFLE RANGE TELESCOPE – MADE IN PARIS, FRANCE

Brass body covered in leather measures 10 ¼ inches when closed. When extended the five brass sections measure approx. 35 ¼” inches. Leather covering shows light wear all over, top section has… (172-4965). Learn More »

PAIR OF MODEL 1851 INFANTRY EPAULETTES

PAIR OF MODEL 1851 INFANTRY EPAULETTES

Blue wool Infantryman’s epaulettes with wool tassels for an enlisted man and musicians. Both are in excellent condition though the color of the wool has faded some. The bodies are covered in light… (37-388). Learn More »

EARLY & SCARCE CIVIL WAR TIN SNARE DRUM WITH WASHINGTON PORTRAIT MADE BY JOHN LOWELL OF BANGOR, MAINE

EARLY & SCARCE CIVIL WAR TIN SNARE DRUM WITH WASHINGTON PORTRAIT MADE BY JOHN LOWELL OF BANGOR, MAINE

Full size snare drum that meas. approx. 15.25 inches tall by 16.25 inches across. With the exception of the tension ropes, the drum is all original. The tin body is in excellent condition with only a… (413-62). Learn More »

MODEL 1859 ARTILLERY BIT

MODEL 1859 ARTILLERY BIT

Overall the bit is in good condition with only some light scattered surface rust. The surface of the bit looks as though it may have been plated at one time but most of that has worn off. Both of the… (M25497). Learn More »

PAIR OF REGULATION 1851 BUFF EPAULETTES - HORSTMAN MARKED

PAIR OF REGULATION 1851 BUFF EPAULETTES - HORSTMAN MARKED

These buff cloth epaulettes are in very good condition with only light surface dirt from age and storage throughout. There is no damage of any kind. The body of each is covered in a buff colored cloth… (37-386). Learn More »

CHASSEUR OFFICER’S WOOL EPAULETTES

CHASSEUR OFFICER’S WOOL EPAULETTES

Epaulette upper-surfaces are forest green wool. The edge of the outer shell is yellow with a single thin yellow cord border to the inside. Forest green wool fringe hangs down. Each epaulette has a… (665-07). Learn More »

RELIC CIVILIAN / CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SPUR

RELIC CIVILIAN / CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SPUR

This is a single, excavated cavalry spur.  Civilian or Confederate style spur with scalloped edges. No rowel. Light patina on the brass, may have been over cleaned by the “digger”. In very good… (665-50). 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 »

U.S. NAVAL BUFF LEATHER SWORD FROG

U.S. NAVAL BUFF LEATHER SWORD FROG

Wide belt loop at top with 1 ¾” opening in lower section. Leather is in very good to excellent condition with all stitching tight. Reverse of belt loop is stamped with, “134”. Measures 3… (853-197). Learn More »

$250.00
Originally $300.00

NAVY YARD MARKED FUSE BOX

NAVY YARD MARKED FUSE BOX

This Navy fuse box is in good condition. The outer flap is smooth and mostly clean with only light surface wear. The latch tab is sewn to the underside of the flap and is in excellent condition. Upon… (853-164). Learn More »

$395.00
Originally $450.00

CIVIL WAR NAVY FUSE BOX, BOSTON

CIVIL WAR NAVY FUSE BOX, BOSTON

Small leather box to hold fuses and carried on the belt.  The box is relatively square in shape to accommodate the shape of the friction primer packs.  This box has a single wide belt loop which is… (172-4587). Learn More »

“CHEESEBOX” STYLE WOODEN CANTEEN, CIRCA 1812

“CHEESEBOX” STYLE WOODEN CANTEEN, CIRCA 1812

Canteen has a rough, brown patina. Center has carved initials, “T*N”. Measures 7” in diameter x 2 ¾” thick. Three leather sling keepers are present. Iron rivets hold sling keepers and… (665-15). Learn More »

RELIC CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SPUR

RELIC CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SPUR

This is a single, excavated cavalry spur.  Brass civilian style used by Confederates. Rusty remains of iron rowel and small bit of leather strap on one side. Nice green color to the brass and in very… (665-52). Learn More »

TIN MILITIA CANTEEN

TIN MILITIA CANTEEN

Tin drum style canteen has spout and two out of three sling keepers present. The body is solid with usual dings, dents, and scratches from age and use. Canteen has some small areas of surface… (773-06). Learn More »

US ENLISTEDMAN’S CW BELT WITH PATTERN 1839 BELT PLATE

US ENLISTEDMAN’S CW BELT WITH PATTERN 1839 BELT PLATE

Belt plate face exhibits medium coppery patina with light dings and scratching. Reverse hooks solid. Bridal leather belt measures 36” in length, 1.875” in width, with brass keeper & six holes.… (172-4821). Learn More »

PAIR OF MEXICAN WAR OFFICER’S STIRRUPS

PAIR OF MEXICAN WAR OFFICER’S STIRRUPS

Presented is a fine matching pair of a military officer’s heavy brass-plated, cast iron stirrups from the Mexican War. In wonderful original condition, these equestrian artifacts are unmarked. … (30-1553). Learn More »

$1,600.00
Originally $1,950.00

INDIAN WAR SWORD HANGER

INDIAN WAR SWORD HANGER

Item consists of brown leather drops with button over ends attached to a large flat brass hook. This item was attached to a belt and will allow a sword to be worn. Drops are unmarked. One drop meas.… (M25475). Learn More »

SILVER CONFEDERATE ID BADGE RECOVERED NEAR FALLING WATERS - GETTYSBURG POW

SILVER CONFEDERATE ID BADGE RECOVERED NEAR FALLING WATERS - GETTYSBURG POW

This silver badge is crescent shaped and meas. approx. 1.00 inch long. It is engraved around the edges with a linear decoration and engraved on its face is “SKIDS.” Reverse has the remains of a… (M25595). Learn More »

MODEL 1859 ARTILLERY BIT

MODEL 1859 ARTILLERY BIT

Overall the bit is clean with only some light scattered surface rust. The surface of the bit looks as though it may have been plated at one time but most of that has worn off. Both of the brass… (M25496). Learn More »

POST-CIVIL WAR 7th NEW YORK INSIGNIA

POST-CIVIL WAR 7th NEW YORK INSIGNIA

Copper insignia features the New York state seal with red, white and blue accents. A “7’ is at the bottom. Reverse has an engraved floral design and pin with hook. Measures 2 7/8” high x 2 ¼”… (460-1460). Learn More »

1858 STAMPED BRASS INFANTRY HUNTING HORN

1858 STAMPED BRASS INFANTRY HUNTING HORN

Stamped brass infantry horn insignia. Brass retains much of the original gilt. Reverse of each features two soldered attachment loops, with two of the insignia missing one loop. Measures 3 ¼”… (344-2992). Learn More »

1832 PATTERN HEAVY ARTILLERY BELT

1832 PATTERN HEAVY ARTILLERY BELT

Buff leather dyed brown on the outside to conform to the 1851 Regulations while the inside has been left white. Leather is in very good condition overall but it is a little worn on the exterior… (172-3794). Learn More »

US MODEL 1874 SHOEMAKER BIT

US MODEL 1874 SHOEMAKER BIT

Original US cavalry curb bit of the pattern of 1874 that was designed by Army Captain William Shoemaker.  The Captain’s stated purpose was to develop a horse bit for cavalry mounts that was… (M25489). Learn More »

EPAULETTES IDENTIFIED TO BRIGADIER GENERAL WILLIAM H. BROWNELL

EPAULETTES IDENTIFIED TO BRIGADIER GENERAL WILLIAM H. BROWNELL

The body of the epaulettes are made of a gold ribbed material that has scattered small stress separations and light surface dirt. The body has a border of thick gold twisted bullion that is flanked on… (128-1053). Learn More »

COLLECTION OF CIVIL WAR U.S. LEATHER GEAR

COLLECTION OF CIVIL WAR U.S. LEATHER GEAR

What at first appears to be a U.S. infantry belt rig is actually an assemblage of separate Civil War leather items. The belt is a nice condition buff leather belt with original brass keeper on the… (840-13). Learn More »

US MODEL 1874 SHOEMAKER BIT

US MODEL 1874 SHOEMAKER BIT

Original US cavalry curb bit of the pattern of 1874 that was designed by Army Captain William Shoemaker.  The Captain’s stated purpose was to develop a horse bit for cavalry mounts that was… (M25492). Learn More »

US MODEL 1874 SHOEMAKER BIT

US MODEL 1874 SHOEMAKER BIT

Original US cavalry curb bit of the pattern of 1874 that was designed by Army Captain William Shoemaker.  The Captain’s stated purpose was to develop a horse bit for cavalry mounts that was… (M25490). Learn More »

US MODEL 1874 SHOEMAKER BIT

US MODEL 1874 SHOEMAKER BIT

Original US cavalry curb bit of the pattern of 1874 that was designed by Army Captain William Shoemaker.  The Captain’s stated purpose was to develop a horse bit for cavalry mounts that was… (M25291). Learn More »

ARSENAL MARKED CAVALRY CARBINE SLING

ARSENAL MARKED CAVALRY CARBINE SLING

This leather cavalry carbine sling meas. approx. 2.50 inches wide x 52.00 inches long. However, it is difficult to get an accurate measurement on the length due to stiffness and waviness of the… (M25536). Learn More »

CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY FUSE POUCH WITH LEAD FINIAL

CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY FUSE POUCH WITH LEAD FINIAL

Brown leather Confederate artillery fuse pouch is in good condition. This is the leather pouch that went on the side of the Confederate artilleryman. It held his paper time fuses for firing the… (381-20). Learn More »

US SPANISH AMERICAN WAR PENNSYLVANIA NATIONAL GUARD INFANTRY HAT INSIGNIA -  8TH INFANTRY, CO. G

US SPANISH AMERICAN WAR PENNSYLVANIA NATIONAL GUARD INFANTRY HAT INSIGNIA - 8TH INFANTRY, CO. G

With colored enameled keystone symbol in center with number above crossed rifles and with Company letter below. Screw style attaching disc on reverse. Photos above are representative of the quantity… (344-2855). Learn More »

ARSENAL MARKED MODEL 1876 CARTRIDGE BELT WITH 1879 TRIAL MODIFICATIONS

ARSENAL MARKED MODEL 1876 CARTRIDGE BELT WITH 1879 TRIAL MODIFICATIONS

This belt is made of a doubled over piece of khaki canvas that meas. approx. 2.50 inches wide. Attached to the body of the belt are fifty-four 2.00 inch high canvas loops for holding .45 Carbine and… (172-4297). Learn More »

1st VETERAN VOLUNTEERS BADGE – FREDERICK KEPPY

1st VETERAN VOLUNTEERS BADGE – FREDERICK KEPPY

Two-piece badge is either gold plated, or gold rolled. Badge has top hangar with the soldier’s name, “F. KEPPY”.  Suspended from this is the medal with lettering that reads, “CO. E. 5th REGT.… (M25308). Learn More »

$495.00
Originally $550.00
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EPAULETTES CASE

EPAULETTES CASE

Tin japanned rectangular case displays moderate surface rust inside and out. Most of japanning has worn off of the case. One hinge on lid is tight and still functioning, while the other has come loose… (344-2451). Learn More »

STAMPED BRASS FALSE EMBROIDERED INFANTRY HUNTING HORN INSIGNIA

STAMPED BRASS FALSE EMBROIDERED INFANTRY HUNTING HORN INSIGNIA

This style of infantry insignia was meant for use by officers but it can be seen on headgear from all ranks. Units from New England seemed to favor these privately purchased Infantry insignia. The… (M25381). Learn More »

NON-EXCAVATED, FALSE EMBROIDERED CIVIL WAR CROSSED CANNON INSIGNIA

NON-EXCAVATED, FALSE EMBROIDERED CIVIL WAR CROSSED CANNON INSIGNIA

This stamped brass device is an excellent example of a Civil War Artillery officer’s hat insignia. Device features two long cannon tubes crossed below their center points. Made to mimic the… (M25383). Learn More »

VIRGINIA BELT BUCKLE

VIRGINIA BELT BUCKLE

Face of brass plate has the state seal of Virginia in great detail with a nice rich green patina. High areas still retain original gilt. Slight verdigris is present on some areas. Plate measures 2”… (215-16). Learn More »

PAIR OF TINTYPES ATTRIBUTED TO BE 15TH NEW HAMPSHIRE SOLDIER

PAIR OF TINTYPES ATTRIBUTED TO BE 15TH NEW HAMPSHIRE SOLDIER

This pair of sixth plate tintypes are attributed to be of Sergeant Luther Calvin Stevens of Company K, 15th New Hampshire Infantry but the old tag once accompanying the images has been lost by the… (355-36). Learn More »

MILITARY GOODS TIN BOX

MILITARY GOODS TIN BOX

Top of lid is stamped with, “SHANNON, MILLER & GRANT, MILITARY GOODS, MAIDEN BAND, NEW YORK”. Some light scratches and surface rust are present. Box is slightly warped so that lid does not… (344-2689). Learn More »

TIN DRUM CANTEEN

TIN DRUM CANTEEN

This is a Civil War-era tin drum canteen in very good condition. Tin spout and all three strap brackets are present. Measures 6” in diameter x 1 3/4” wide. The body is solid with usual dings,… (172-3518). Learn More »

ATTRACTIVE DISPLAY WITH ORIGINAL US INFANTRY HORN INSIGNIA AND FRAGMENT OF CIVIL WAR PERIOD FLAG

ATTRACTIVE DISPLAY WITH ORIGINAL US INFANTRY HORN INSIGNIA AND FRAGMENT OF CIVIL WAR PERIOD FLAG

Double matted in cream and red and measures 11” x14”, unframed. Original brass infantry insignia at center, on top of a 3 ½” x 2 ½” fragment of a 34 star flag. The basic fighting unit for… (M25234). Learn More »

SOCIETY OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC BROOCH

SOCIETY OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC BROOCH

This veteran’s brooch is made of brass, with red, white and blue enamel accents to highlight the various corps badge symbols. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th and 9th Corps are represented. The center… (179-717). Learn More »

PAIR OF PRESENTATION DRUM STICKS AND CDV -  JESSIE MILLS, 13TH BROOKLYN (51ST NEW YORK INFANTRY)

PAIR OF PRESENTATION DRUM STICKS AND CDV - JESSIE MILLS, 13TH BROOKLYN (51ST NEW YORK INFANTRY)

Drum sticks are accompanied by a CDV of Mills, original newspaper article from the Newbern Progess dated June 14, 1862 regarding the presentation, and a lot of documents including GAR certificates for… (344-2722). Learn More »

1896 CAP INSIGNIA FOR COMPANY L, 8TH US INFANTRY

1896 CAP INSIGNIA FOR COMPANY L, 8TH US INFANTRY

Stamped gilt brass crossed rifles insignia with the number “8” affixed at top and the letter “L” at bottom. Reverse has screw pin and fastener. Item is unissued and comes from an original… (344-2473). Learn More »

$15.00 Each
Originally $28.00

US PATTERN 1826 EAGLE BREAST PLATE

US PATTERN 1826 EAGLE BREAST PLATE

This plate has a nice and even darkened patina. The detail on the eagle is very good. Edge of plate has slight dings. The reverse has 100% of the lead fill with the two iron hooks present. Hooks have… (490-856). Learn More »

DUG SILVER 18TH CORPS ID BADGE FOR 98TH NEW YORK SOLDIER WOUNDED IN ACTION

DUG SILVER 18TH CORPS ID BADGE FOR 98TH NEW YORK SOLDIER WOUNDED IN ACTION

Silver 18th Corps badge identified to Private Joseph Laclair of Company H, 98th New York Infantry, recovered in the greater Richmond area. Badge meas. approx. 1.75 x 1.75 inches. In both the upper and… (883-20). Learn More »

RELIC US EAGLE BREAST PLATE

RELIC US EAGLE BREAST PLATE

This US breast plate features the spread-winged eagle design. It was recovered from the greater Richmond area. Plate has a semi-bright patina, with high areas showing more original gilt. Edge of plate… (883-112). Learn More »

US ARTILLERY WHIP

US ARTILLERY WHIP

This is a very rare find that came out of an artillery collection. Artillery whip has a turned wood handle with a brass cap at the end where the rawhide ties through to attach braided leather whip.… (33-160). Learn More »

US PATTERN 1851 OFFICER’S BELT PLATE ON REPRODUCTION BELT

US PATTERN 1851 OFFICER’S BELT PLATE ON REPRODUCTION BELT

Rectangular brass plate features a raised decoration at center of a spread-winged eagle with a patriotic shield on his chest, surrounded by an oak leaf wreath. Brass keeper is attached. Reverse has a… (490-858). Learn More »

US EAGLE BREAST PLATE

US EAGLE BREAST PLATE

This US breast plate features the spread-winged eagle design. It was recovered from the greater Richmond area. Plate has a darkened patina. Edge of plate has some slight nicks. Reverse of plate still… (883-111). Learn More »

US CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE

US CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE

This plate was recovered from the greater Richmond area. Plate has a darkened patina. Edge of plate has some very slight nicks.  Reverse of plate still retains lead fill and two iron loops. Both… (883-81). 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… (172-3760). Learn More »

US PATTERN 1826 EAGLE BREAST PLATE

US PATTERN 1826 EAGLE BREAST PLATE

This non-dug plate has a nice smooth dark patina throughout. The detail on the eagle is very good. Some small dings are present on edge of plate. The reverse has 100% of the lead fill and both hooks,… (490-852). Learn More »

TIN DRUM CANTEEN

TIN DRUM CANTEEN

Civil War era tin drum canteen is in very good condition. The body is solid with just some slight dings and dents. Spout and all three sling keepers are present. Canteen has some slight surface… (172-4012). Learn More »

EARLY 20TH CENTURY FLUGELHORN

EARLY 20TH CENTURY FLUGELHORN

Dates to pre-World War I era. Brass horn has original mouthpiece and fully functions. Has a darkened patina is in very good condition with very few dings. No… (M24725). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR 6TH CORPS BADGE

CIVIL WAR 6TH CORPS BADGE

Small, silver insignia in the shape of a cross, which was the badge of the IV Army Corps, of the Army of the Potomac. Silver is a little tarnished around the edges. Two soldered reverse pins, both… (408-301). Learn More »

NON-DUG SMALL PATTERN 1839 OVAL US PLATE

NON-DUG SMALL PATTERN 1839 OVAL US PLATE

The face is in nice condition with small amounts of built up dirt from age and storage, one or two age spots and a nice light even patina. The reverse has 100% of the lead fill with a single brass… (172-3900). Learn More »

C1900 BRITISH SPURS

C1900 BRITISH SPURS

Leather strips on either side of one. Light rust over most of the surface of both. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THIS ITEM, AS WITH ALL OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE, MAY BE PURCHASED… (408-146). Learn More »

CONFEDERATE GEORGIA PATTERN FRAME BUCKLE FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE MAC MASON

CONFEDERATE GEORGIA PATTERN FRAME BUCKLE FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE MAC MASON

Recovered Sept. 20, 1963 at Frayser’s Farm (Glendale), VA, part of Lee’s Seven Days Battles. Reverse with distinctive Mason lettering. Buckle has some slight bending. Very light coat of varnish. … (172-3738). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR MEDICAL CORPS INSIGNIA

CIVIL WAR MEDICAL CORPS INSIGNIA

Two patches, made of green silk, emblazoned with bullion caduceus & oval jaceron trim. Both are of identical interior size, 3. 125 x 2.125”. One is laid on a slightly larger rectangular patch… (408-260). Learn More »

LARGE NAVY ROLLER BUCKLE

LARGE NAVY ROLLER BUCKLE

This large iron roller buckle meas. approx. 3.25 x by 1.75 inches and has a japanned surface. The tongue is substantial as is the roller. Tongue moves freely and roller spins. Approx. 80% of the… (408-84). Learn More »

TIN DRUM CANTEEN WITH COVER AND REPLACEMENT SLING

TIN DRUM CANTEEN WITH COVER AND REPLACEMENT SLING

This tin drum canteen is complete with all three sling keepers and spout. Each side has a slightly raised center and a protruding rim. There is a slight dent in one side. The cloth cover is a heavy… (172-3378). Learn More »

U.S. NAVY FUSE BOX (BOSTON NAVY YARD)

U.S. NAVY FUSE BOX (BOSTON NAVY YARD)

Dyed leather box measuring 4.25 x 3 x 2". Internal stamp on front side (beneath outer flap): "U.S. N.[avy] Y. [ard]/ BOSTON". Front outer flap cracking with flaking spot at bottom edge & on upper… (406-70C). Learn More »

$250.00
Originally $395.00

ORIGINAL, SILVER 5th CORPS BADGE FROM THE 91ST PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY

ORIGINAL, SILVER 5th CORPS BADGE FROM THE 91ST PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY

This silver, Maltese Cross 5th Army Corps disc is from an unidentified member of the 91st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Organized in September 1861, the 91st Pennsylvania Infantry was an… (465-186). Learn More »

$1,250.00
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LATE WAR NEW YORK OFFICER’S BELT RIG

LATE WAR NEW YORK OFFICER’S BELT RIG

This belt was constructed by taking a wide strip of leather and folding the top and bottom toward the center. This gives the belt a central seam running around the inside. The belt was then sewn along… (172-3083). Learn More »

PAINTED DOUBLE SPOUT CONFEDERATE TIN DRUM CANTEEN

PAINTED DOUBLE SPOUT CONFEDERATE TIN DRUM CANTEEN

This canteen is a little larger than the average tin drum canteen. This one meas. approx. 8.00 inches across and is approx. 2.08 inches wide. One side of the canteen is completely flat while the other… (217-221). Learn More »

LEATHER CANTEL PATENT CANTEEN ID’D TO 12TH NEW HAMPSHIRE SOLDIER

LEATHER CANTEL PATENT CANTEEN ID’D TO 12TH NEW HAMPSHIRE SOLDIER

This black leather canteen was the design of Lazare Cantel who was given a patent for it on October 14, 1862. The body consists of two pieces of heavy molded leather held together with copper rivets… (217-202). Learn More »

DOUBLE SPOUT CANTEEN & RATION CAN ISSUED TO 1ST CONNECTICUT INFANTRY

DOUBLE SPOUT CANTEEN & RATION CAN ISSUED TO 1ST CONNECTICUT INFANTRY

This type of non-regulation canteen/ration can is known to have been issued to members of the 1st Connecticut Infantry which served for three months and took part in the 1st Battle of Bull Run. The… (217-210). Learn More »

FEDERAL OFFICER’S LEATHER WAIST BELT WITH ITS RECTANGULAR M1851 OFFICER’S BELT PLATE

FEDERAL OFFICER’S LEATHER WAIST BELT WITH ITS RECTANGULAR M1851 OFFICER’S BELT PLATE

This uniform accoutrement is a Civil War officer’s leather sword belt and plate with one saber strap hanger. Leather specimen is in good but broken, partial condition. Belt retains a very fine M1851… (172-2933). Learn More »

RELIC 5TH CORPS BADGE

RELIC 5TH CORPS BADGE

Made of iron, with original stick pin saudered on reverse. Measures 1and 5/16” per side. Exhibits dark patina with pitting & scuffing on obverse. Else vg, & solid. Location of recovery… (713-15). Learn More »

PAIR OF NICKELED SPURS

PAIR OF NICKELED SPURS

Two nickeled spurs complete with functional double rowels. Marked "SOLID NICKEL". ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THIS ITEM, AS WITH ALL OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE, MAY BE PURCHASED… (344-979). Learn More »

MODEL 1832 ARTILLERY SWORD BELT AND FROG WITH BUCKLE

MODEL 1832 ARTILLERY SWORD BELT AND FROG WITH BUCKLE

White buff leather belt that is slightly stiff with heavy surface dirt from age and storage. One of the sections has a 1.50 inch piece of leather missing on one edge. One end of the belt passes… (344-920). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR BRIGADIER GENERAL CASED EPAULETTES

CIVIL WAR BRIGADIER GENERAL CASED EPAULETTES

Pair of bullion epaulettes with japanned tin carrying case. Epaulette upper-surfaces feature a bullion brigadier’s star & eagle button. Gilt ribbed strap with brass outer shell, with hanging… (344-776). Learn More »

FOOT ARTILLERY BELT WITH NOTE

FOOT ARTILLERY BELT WITH NOTE

Brown buff leather belt in good condition. Leather is a little dry causing the inside seam in one small section to split but the rest is solid. Belt plate and keeper have matching benchmark numbers of… (344-915). Learn More »

CAVALRY CARBINE SLING SWIVEL

CAVALRY CARBINE SLING SWIVEL

Carbine sling swivels attached to the swivel ring on the carbine and to the leather strap worn over the shoulder. This prevent the carbine from being dropped or lost. These are surplus swivels that… (ST500229). Learn More »

US MODEL 1872 CAVALRY INSIGNIA

US MODEL 1872 CAVALRY INSIGNIA

Generally in very fine condition; photos above are representative of available stock. (ST500007). Learn More »

FINE CONDITION BRASS INFANTRY BUGLE INSIGNIA

FINE CONDITION BRASS INFANTRY BUGLE INSIGNIA

This rolled and stamped device is a sheet-brass artifact that depicts a military insignia worn by soldiers in infantry branch of the Federal Army during the Civil War. The crescent-shaped, one-piece… (ST500059). Learn More »

$55.00 Each
Originally $75.00

MILITIA TIN DRUM CANTEEN

MILITIA TIN DRUM CANTEEN

Circa 1850s. 6.25"x1.875" (convex sides). 1" spout with chipped cork. Two sling rings soldered on 3" from spout on each side. Dull gray color w/numerous scratches & small dents. Half dozen tiny… (108-377). Learn More »

$295.00
Originally $350.00

RHODE ISLAND "BAND OF HOPE" BADGE PIN

RHODE ISLAND "BAND OF HOPE" BADGE PIN

Ca. 1860s. Silver R.I. badge measuring 1" x 1.25", featuring a banner - 'BAND OF HOPE' - superimposed upon an anchor which is itself superimposed upon an American shield. Straight vertical pin… (179-66). Learn More »

CIRCA 1880'S 8TH CORPS BADGE

CIRCA 1880'S 8TH CORPS BADGE

Enameled surface, white six pointed star measuring 1" in diameter, with brass backing & vertical "t-square" pin on the reverse. Badge is maker marked and sterling marked.  The color white… (179-111). Learn More »


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GREAT CONFEDERATE CARTRIDGE BOX AND SLING FROM GETTYSBURG, PICKED UP BY G.W. MOWERS OF FAYETTEVILLE, PA.

This classic Confederate cartridge box just came out of the family of George W. Mowers of Fayetteville, PA. Mowers lived near Gettysburg his entire life. Not only was his farm and wagon-shop near the battlefield, they were located precisely where… (M26509). Learn More »

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