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L.J. & I. PHILLIPS FORAGE CAP WITH INFANTRY HORN AND COMPANY G INSIGNIA

L.J. & I. PHILLIPS FORAGE CAP WITH INFANTRY HORN AND COMPANY G INSIGNIA

This regulation issue Union army forage cap bears its original paper maker’s label on the underside of the top reading, "Size / N[.] 3, / 7 / U.S. Army / L J & I P." Lewis J. and Isaac Phillips… (1052-232). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR MAJOR’S CHASSEUR CAP WITH ORIGINAL U.S. STAFF WREATH

CIVIL WAR MAJOR’S CHASSEUR CAP WITH ORIGINAL U.S. STAFF WREATH

This is a very good condition Civil War chasseur style officer’s kepi, defined by the inset crown and short sides popularized by French light infantry- hence the “chasseur” designation. These… (1052-193). Learn More »

US NAVY 1895-1904 PETTY OFFICER’S CAP

US NAVY 1895-1904 PETTY OFFICER’S CAP

The exterior of the cap is in excellent condition and free of any moth damage. It has a dark blue wool body with two grommeted vent holes on each side of the crown. Around the base is a 1.75 inch band… (1022-42). Learn More »

SCARCE T.G. & CO. CIVIL WAR US CONTRACT FORAGE CAP WITH CORPS BADGE

SCARCE T.G. & CO. CIVIL WAR US CONTRACT FORAGE CAP WITH CORPS BADGE

This cap has a full polished cotton interior lining in place on the sides and underside of the crown with a full embossed goatskin sweatband. The underside of the crown still retains its original… (1052-198). Learn More »

NICE LOOKING GAR VETERAN’S HAT WITH INSIGNIA: POST 97, LIKELY ELY AND CONYNGHAM POST, WILKES BARRE, PA

NICE LOOKING GAR VETERAN’S HAT WITH INSIGNIA: POST 97, LIKELY ELY AND CONYNGHAM POST, WILKES BARRE, PA

This hat is in excellent condition and is typical of those worn by Union veterans who were members of the Grand Army of the Republic, the largest of the U.S. Civil War veterans’ associations.… (2022-934). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR PRIVATELY PURCHASED FORAGE CAP WITH 23rd CORPS BADGE

CIVIL WAR PRIVATELY PURCHASED FORAGE CAP WITH 23rd CORPS BADGE

This is a very good example of an original Civil War, Union army, privately purchased, or commercial, forage cap. These were typically worn by officers, who had to purchase their own uniforms and… (1052-162). Learn More »

REGULATION ISSUE FORAGE CAP WITH 6th CORPS ARTILLERY INSIGNIA

REGULATION ISSUE FORAGE CAP WITH 6th CORPS ARTILLERY INSIGNIA

This is a regulation issue forage cap with an interesting sweatband and insignia likely added by a collector to represent an artillery unit in the 6th Corps, Army of the Potomac. This has good color… (1052-218). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR COMMERCIAL FORAGE CAP WITH MAINE BUTTONS AND ASSOCIATED INSIGNIA

CIVIL WAR COMMERCIAL FORAGE CAP WITH MAINE BUTTONS AND ASSOCIATED INSIGNIA

Commercial caps were simply those purchased privately rather the issued by the government. They might more or less closely follow contract patterns with the purchaser able to suit his taste and… (1052-139). Learn More »

SCARCE S.D. WALTON & Co. CIVIL WAR US ARMY CONTRACT FORAGE CAP

SCARCE S.D. WALTON & Co. CIVIL WAR US ARMY CONTRACT FORAGE CAP

Samuel D. Walton of Philadelphia had significant government contracts for forage caps, but we don’t see many of his products, or ones still bearing his label at least, perhaps in large part since… (1052-201). Learn More »

INDIAN WAR ENGINEER OFFICER’S KEPI

INDIAN WAR ENGINEER OFFICER’S KEPI

The Corps of Engineers has always been small and elite. Before the Civil War officers were drawn from the top of each class and many of the most famous Civil War generals started in that corps, Lee… (480-184). Learn More »

$1,350.00
Originally $1,500.00

PRIVATE PURCHASE US MODEL 1898 CAMPAIGN HAT

PRIVATE PURCHASE US MODEL 1898 CAMPAIGN HAT

In appearance this hat looks very similar to the Model 1898 campaign hat in color and shape. The color of the felt and the hat band around the base of the crown are correct. The hat is made of sturdy… (380-24). Learn More »

CLASSIC CIVIL WAR “BUMMER” OR FORAGE CAP, EARLY “TYPE-I” BY L.J. & I. PHILLIPS

CLASSIC CIVIL WAR “BUMMER” OR FORAGE CAP, EARLY “TYPE-I” BY L.J. & I. PHILLIPS

This is an excellent example of an original Civil War Union army regulation Model 1858 Forage Cap decorated by a collector with an original infantry hunting horn and a reproduction corps badge to… (1052-194). Learn More »

US MODEL 1858 HARDEE HAT WITH ENLISTEDMAN’S STAMPED BRASS EAGLE INSIGNIA

US MODEL 1858 HARDEE HAT WITH ENLISTEDMAN’S STAMPED BRASS EAGLE INSIGNIA

Here we have a classic example of the US Model 1858 Army hat. These Hardee hats or Jeff Davis hats, as they were called, replaced the M1851 shako widely used by the army prior to 1858. This minty… (1052-174). Learn More »

REGULATION ISSUE CIVIL WAR BUMMER OR FORAGE CAP

REGULATION ISSUE CIVIL WAR BUMMER OR FORAGE CAP

This is a very good example of the Civil War Union army regulation Model 1858 forage cap, probably the most recognizable of all Civil War headgear. Descended from the army’s 1851 shako, these were… (1052-141). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR BUMMER OR FORAGE CAP WITH NINTH CORPS BADGE

CIVIL WAR BUMMER OR FORAGE CAP WITH NINTH CORPS BADGE

This is an excellent example of an original Civil War Union army regulation Model 1858 Forage Cap with a Ninth Corps badge on top, displaying the cross cannon and fouled anchor reflecting the origins… (1052-143). Learn More »

UNION VETERAN’S G.A.R. SLOUCH HAT, POST 4

UNION VETERAN’S G.A.R. SLOUCH HAT, POST 4

This Union veteran’s hat was clearly meant to evoke the wartime slouch hat. This one is in very good condition and carries a gilt brass wreath surrounding the number 4 on its front, indicating the… (1052-135). Learn More »

$495.00
ON HOLD

MCDOWELL PATTERN FORAGE CAP WITH FOURTH ARMY CORPS BADGE

MCDOWELL PATTERN FORAGE CAP WITH FOURTH ARMY CORPS BADGE

This is a great example of the “McDowell” style cap popularized early in the war by General Irwin McDowell (1818-1835,) who was perhaps a bit more inspiring in haberdashery than generalship. The… (1052-146). Learn More »

WORLD WAR TWO GERMAN LUFTSCHUTZ HELMET WITH GERMAN INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE AND AMERICAN POCKET TESTAMENT FROM THE SOLDIER WHO BROUGHT THE ITEMS HOME

WORLD WAR TWO GERMAN LUFTSCHUTZ HELMET WITH GERMAN INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE AND AMERICAN POCKET TESTAMENT FROM THE SOLDIER WHO BROUGHT THE ITEMS HOME

German Luftschutz or “Air Protection” helmet worn by the German version of the air raid warden. Helmet is of the gladiator pattern with a raised bead going around the base of the crown. Helmet is… (1000-2759). Learn More »

$495.00
ON HOLD

EARLY 1900s STRAW HAT WITH “U.S. MARINE” TALLY BAND

EARLY 1900s STRAW HAT WITH “U.S. MARINE” TALLY BAND

This straw hat was made in the form of bowler with a turned-up brim, but very wide somewhat like a sailor’s cap, which displays a tally band sewn around the edge. The tally is of typical form with… (344-3042). 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 »


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VERY SCARCE 1799-1800 SWAN CONTRACT VIRGINIA MILITIA REGIMENTALLY MARKED MUSKET: 42nd REGIMENT, PITTSYLVANIA

This musket is stamped “42. VA. REGT. PITTSYLVANIA” on the barrel, was later altered to percussion and then shortened for use in the civilian market. It is a scarce survivor from muskets delivered to Virginia by Jame Swan of Boston in January… (1000-241). Learn More »

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