Insignia & Badges

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PAIR OF CIVIL WAR SERGEANT MAJOR’S AND NCO STAFF SHOULDER SCALES

PAIR OF CIVIL WAR SERGEANT MAJOR’S AND NCO STAFF SHOULDER SCALES

Introduced in 1851 for mounted troops, brass shoulder scales were decorative, but were also meant to be a defense against saber cuts. In 1854/55 they became regulation for all branches of service and… (2021-1007). Learn More »

INSCRIBED WARTIME SECOND CORPS BADGE OF JOSEPH MOUNT 4TH NYHA

INSCRIBED WARTIME SECOND CORPS BADGE OF JOSEPH MOUNT 4TH NYHA

This is a wartime commercially made corps badge for the Second Army Corps engraved for a member of the 4th New York Heavy Artillery, a unit called into the field for Grant’s 1864 campaign. The badge… (490-2632). Learn More »

$2,000.00
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SCARCE INFANTRY COLONEL SHOULDER STRAPS

SCARCE INFANTRY COLONEL SHOULDER STRAPS

This is a pair from a small collection we acquired. The rank is particularly hard to find given that there was only one colonel to thirty line officers in a regiment and far less turn-over. This is a… (490-2630). Learn More »

$1,100.00
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CIVIL WAR INFANTRY OFFICER’S EMBROIDERED CAP INSIGNIA

CIVIL WAR INFANTRY OFFICER’S EMBROIDERED CAP INSIGNIA

Gold colored hunting horns with a full loop became the regulation insignia for U.S. infantry in 1851 and lasted until the adoption of crossed rifles in 1875. This is a very good example of the… (998-653). Learn More »

CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE CIVIL WAR INFANTRY OFFICER’S HAT INSIGNIA

CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE CIVIL WAR INFANTRY OFFICER’S HAT INSIGNIA

This is a beautiful example of the regulation U.S. infantry officer’s hat insignia made with an internal stiffener and fitted with two loops for attachment to the officer’s version of the M1858… (490-2640). Learn More »

VERY NICE CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S 1858 PATTERN HARDEE HAT SIDE EAGLE

VERY NICE CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S 1858 PATTERN HARDEE HAT SIDE EAGLE

This is a high-quality example of the regulation side-eagle used to pin up the brim of the officer’s 1858 pattern dress hat in very good condition, with an internal stiffener and the two loops in… (490-2633). Learn More »

BEAUTIFUL 75th INFANTRY REGIMENT OFFICER’S HAT INSIGNIA

BEAUTIFUL 75th INFANTRY REGIMENT OFFICER’S HAT INSIGNIA

This is a near mint, embroidered bullion officer’s hat insignia still on its large patch, which would be trimmed down for sewing directly on a hat or cap, or fitted on stiffener with loops. The gold… (172-5764). 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 »

$35.00
Originally $40.00
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52nd ILLINOIS IDENTIFIED SURGEON’S STRAPS AND COMMISSION

52nd ILLINOIS IDENTIFIED SURGEON’S STRAPS AND COMMISSION

This is a great set of Civil War surgeon’s shoulder straps not only with a wonderful family note identifying them, but with his appointment signed by Governor Yates of Illinois on 19 March 1862. The… (490-2568). 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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