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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 »

$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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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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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 »

$550.00
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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 »

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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LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION BY GENERAL SHERMAN FOR GENERAL E.W. RICE, WOUNDED SEVEN TIMES, REGIMENTAL, BRIGADE, AND DIVISION COMMANDER

This signed letter by General Sherman in his own hand is nicely presented in an old frame, probably dating about 1900, and matted next to an engraved portrait of Sherman. The lower edge of the mat bears a period ink inscription: “Letter to General… (490-2357). Learn More »

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