Insignia & Badges

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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 »

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 »

CAP INSIGNIA FOR THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY AT WEST POINT PRE-1923

CAP INSIGNIA FOR THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY AT WEST POINT PRE-1923

Stamped brass insignia consisting of a shield with horizontal and vertical stripes with a Corinthian helmet and sword at center. Atop the shield is a spread-winged eagle with a riband that reads… (266-1021). Learn More »

$35.00
SOLD

CAP INSIGNIA FOR THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY AT WEST POINT CIRCA 1890-1900

CAP INSIGNIA FOR THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY AT WEST POINT CIRCA 1890-1900

Heavy brass insignia of a spread-winged eagle with a low head perched on crossed sword and quill. Between the eagle’s wings is a riband embossed with “U S M A” in script. Reverse has screw and… (266-1020). Learn More »

$35.00
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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 »

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

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
ON HOLD

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
ON HOLD

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 »

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 »

SECOND CAVALRY REGIMENT CAP INSIGNIA

SECOND CAVALRY REGIMENT CAP INSIGNIA

This cavalry cap insignia has been personalized by the addition of a silvered numeral “2” attached by a wire soldered to the intersection of the crossed sabers. Initially intended just for the… (142-80). Learn More »

STAMPED METAL GAMECOCK INSIGNIA

STAMPED METAL GAMECOCK INSIGNIA

Very nicely detailed stamped white metal gamecock meas. approx. 1.50 x 1.50 inches. The bird has very detailed feathering on the chest and wing. The face is clearly defined with beak, eyes and neck… (1110-75). 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 »

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 »

ARTIILLERY OFFICER’S EMBROIDERED BULLION HAT INSIGNIA

ARTIILLERY OFFICER’S EMBROIDERED BULLION HAT INSIGNIA

This is a nice example of an artillery officer’s hat or cap insignia intended to be sewn in place. The jaceron wire border is still complete and secure. The crossed cannon are slightly muted but… (142-75). Learn More »

USMC 1859 PATTERN FATIGUE CAP INSIGNIA

USMC 1859 PATTERN FATIGUE CAP INSIGNIA

The regulations of 1859 for the U.S. Marine Corps distinguished between headgear for “dress” and for “fatigue” (i.e. every day and field use.) The specified the insignia for officers’… (142-82). 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 »

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 »


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MAMALUKE SABER MANUFACTURED IN ENGLAND

Manufactured: England  Maker: William Harvey  Year: 1840 - 1850  Model: Mameluke  Size: 30.25  Condition: VG Wonderful Mamaluke Saber manufactured in England.  Most likely for a British officer but possible it was imported to the US market. … (870-74). Learn More »

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