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RARE LOCK AND KEY BY ELIJAH RICKARD, SHEPHERDSTOWN, VA

RARE LOCK AND KEY BY ELIJAH RICKARD, SHEPHERDSTOWN, VA

This hasp of this screw pad lock bears the “ER” stamp Elijah Rickard (1795-1879,) the adopted son of its inventor, whitesmith Michael Rickard. Both Elijah and his own son, James, carried on the… (490-6774). Learn More »

VERY SCARCE CIVIL WAR BROGANS

VERY SCARCE CIVIL WAR BROGANS

Officially referred to as army bootees, collectors most often know them as brogans, a term used at the time, though soldiers mostly called them just shoes. They were produced in a number of… (149-42). Learn More »

$2,250.00
Originally $2,500.00

IDENTIFIED BROOKS PATENT “WRITING, WORK AND TOILET CASE COMBINED,” OF SERGT. ENOCH JOY, 18th NEW HAMPSHIRE, WITH HIS PHOTOGRAPH: EX-TEXAS CIVIL WAR MUSEUM

IDENTIFIED BROOKS PATENT “WRITING, WORK AND TOILET CASE COMBINED,” OF SERGT. ENOCH JOY, 18th NEW HAMPSHIRE, WITH HIS PHOTOGRAPH: EX-TEXAS CIVIL WAR MUSEUM

This is an excellent example of a Civil War soldier’s writing kit, one of several different designs marketed to new soldiers directly and through loved ones who wished them to write. The Brooks… (1179-623). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR PRISONER OF WAR CAMP ART

CIVIL WAR PRISONER OF WAR CAMP ART

These two bone rings are carved with two low pyramids on the top with a small red dot at center between the two, and three more red dots on each pyramid, one on each of the three sides facing away… (1179-643). Learn More »

$125.00
ON HOLD

CIVIL WAR SEWING KIT WITH REGIMENTAL BADGE

CIVIL WAR SEWING KIT WITH REGIMENTAL BADGE

This small soldier’s sewing kit, popularly known as a “housewife” in Civil War camp jargon, is made of a red wool, with the edges bound in a light green, which might be a faded light blue, and… (1179-548). Learn More »

FISHING NET FLOAT OR BUOY FROM FORT PEMBINA

FISHING NET FLOAT OR BUOY FROM FORT PEMBINA

Excavated at Fort Pembina, near the Red River in North Dakota, this tapered wood cylinder is most likely a buoy or float from a fishing net, having grooves cut at either end for tying in place. Army… (1052-638). Learn More »

 SPANISH AMERICAN WAR HARDTACK

SPANISH AMERICAN WAR HARDTACK

Volunteers in the Spanish American War were just as anxious to illustrate the hardships of army life by bringing home souvenir hardtack as their fathers had been after the Civil War. That staple of… (1219-43). Learn More »

INTRICATELY DECORATED SHOE BUCKLES

INTRICATELY DECORATED SHOE BUCKLES

This is pair of shoe buckles measure about 2-¾” by 2-1/4” and show some very delicate, intricate work. The central frame with teeth and tongue is iron, cast and chased in low relief, and the… (30-1979). Learn More »

US CIVIL WAR POCKET TESTAMENT DATED 1864

US CIVIL WAR POCKET TESTAMENT DATED 1864

Small New Testament meas. approx. 2.50 x 3.75 inches with embossed leather covers with raised typical Victorian linear decoration. Cover edges show wear. Front and back covers are still connected but… (1179-461). Learn More »

$125.00
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INDIAN WAR FOLDING KNIFE AND SPOON COMBINATION

INDIAN WAR FOLDING KNIFE AND SPOON COMBINATION

During the Civil War the commercial market was filled with devices and gadgets promoted as making life easier for the soldier in camp and field. Combination mess utensils were a category of their own,… (490-2927). Learn More »

$180.00
Originally $225.00

CIVIL WAR PERIOD LINEN SHEET WITH MONOGRAM

CIVIL WAR PERIOD LINEN SHEET WITH MONOGRAM

White linen sheet meas. approx. 75.50 inches wide by 82.00 inches long (it is folded in half in the photos). Sheet has finished edges with a small monogram in approx. 1.00 inch high letters that reads… (1025-01). Learn More »

$600.00
Originally $750.00

1864 PRIVATE DEVOTIONS BOOK

1864 PRIVATE DEVOTIONS BOOK

This little volume looks very much like the small pocket testaments of the period but this one is titled “THE BOOK OF PRIVATE DEVOTION: A SERIES OF PRAYERS AND MEDITATIONS” by Hannah Moore and… (1179-457). Learn More »

VERY PRETTY CIRCA 1830 CASED ENGLISH GOLD PLATED SHOE AND KNEE (BREECHES) BUCKLES

VERY PRETTY CIRCA 1830 CASED ENGLISH GOLD PLATED SHOE AND KNEE (BREECHES) BUCKLES

Housed in a forest green, gilt blind-stamped case lined in blue velvet with blue silk lining in the top, these elegant gold plated English shoe and knee buckles date about 1830 or so and were likely… (2022-751). Learn More »

$395.00
Originally $495.00

COBALT BLUE FEATHER EDGE IRONSTONE PLATTER

COBALT BLUE FEATHER EDGE IRONSTONE PLATTER

This style was made in Staffordshire and Leeds areas in England, circa 1840-60. This is a large serving platter with raised edge featuring cobalt blue “feather edge” design. Unmarked. Measures… (213-108). Learn More »

$85.00
Originally $125.00

US CIVIL WAR WALLET IDENTIFIED TO 16TH MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIER KILLED AT 2ND BULL RUN

US CIVIL WAR WALLET IDENTIFIED TO 16TH MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIER KILLED AT 2ND BULL RUN

Wallet is made of brown leather and is of the usual tri-folding type with two bill sized interior pockets with leather divider and another of three pockets held closed by a leather flap. The wallet is… (1179-624). Learn More »

$750.00
ON HOLD

REVISED ARMY REGULATIONS OF 1861 ID’D TO 83RD ILLINOIS COLONEL & BRIGADIER GENERAL ABNER C. HARDING

REVISED ARMY REGULATIONS OF 1861 ID’D TO 83RD ILLINOIS COLONEL & BRIGADIER GENERAL ABNER C. HARDING

Volume is titled “REVISED REGULATIONS FOR THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES 1861 WITH A FULL INDEX.” The book is bound in a blue cloth with an embossed spread-winged eagle with sunburst and stars at… (1179-707). Learn More »

SILVER TOOTHPICK HOLDER GIVEN BY MRS. JEFFERSON DAVIS TO HER NEPHEW

SILVER TOOTHPICK HOLDER GIVEN BY MRS. JEFFERSON DAVIS TO HER NEPHEW

This small silver two-piece toothpick holder with rococo designs is accompanied by two calling cards on which are printed: “Mrs. Jefferson Davis, Beauvoir House, Mississippi”. The first example is… (1179-449). Learn More »

$950.00
ON HOLD

BEAUTIFUL LEATHER-BOUND BIBLE PRESENTED TO COLONEL DARIUS N. COUCH – LATER MAJOR GENERAL

BEAUTIFUL LEATHER-BOUND BIBLE PRESENTED TO COLONEL DARIUS N. COUCH – LATER MAJOR GENERAL

This leather-bound Bible was printed in England in 1857. The thick leather covers are deeply embossed with linear as well as geometric decorations. Cover edges do show wear from rubbing. Spine has… (1179-514). Learn More »

US CIVIL WAR ARMY, NAVY AND CENSUS MANUAL FOR 1862 IDENTIFIED TO FATHER OF 15TH MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIER

US CIVIL WAR ARMY, NAVY AND CENSUS MANUAL FOR 1862 IDENTIFIED TO FATHER OF 15TH MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIER

The full title of this little volume is “STATISTICAL POCKET MANUAL, OF THE ARMY, NAVY, AND CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TOGETHER WITH STATISTICS OF ALL FOREIGN NAVIES” published by D. P.… (1179-513). Learn More »

US CIVIL WAR 1861 ARMY AND NAVY FIFE INSTRUCTOR MUSIC BOOK

US CIVIL WAR 1861 ARMY AND NAVY FIFE INSTRUCTOR MUSIC BOOK

The full title is “THE ARMY AND NAVY FIFE INSTRUCTOR: CONTAINING THE CALLS, SIGNALS, AND THE COMPLETE CAMP AND GARRISON DUTIES, AS PRACTISED IN THE ARMY AND NAVY OF THE UNITED STATES, IN BOTH… (1179-716). Learn More »


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IDENTIFIED CIVIL WAR US NAVY GROUP OF G.W. BROWN, PUBLISHED IN TIME-LIFE AND IN BLUEJACKETS, EX-STAMATELOS COLLECTION AND TEXAS CIVIL WAR MUSEUM

This a very scarce, extensive, identified Civil War U.S. Navy grouping, once in the renowned Stamatelos collection and more recently exhibited in the Texas Civil War Museum. It has also been published several times: most notably in Ron Field’s… (1179-262). Learn More »

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